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Ruby Anstee – Editor
Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT

Past Articles

Saddleworth Moor benefits as world-leading moorland partnership receives €16 million funding

Part of Saddleworth moor after conservation works to protect bare peat

The Moors for the Future Partnership, which works to protect priority international habitats in the Peak District and South Pennines, has received 16 million euros to deliver the MoorLIFE 2020 project.

This includes €12 million from the EU’s LIFE fund – which supports environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout Europe – the largest award ever given to a UK-based project.

The Partnership, hosted by the Peak […]

National Trust Marsden Moor Estate – plant group sales

Marsden Moor Estate Plant Group

Every Friday from April to October, the Marsden Moor Estate office sell plants to the public, next to the Railway Station.

The nursery, run by National Trust volunteers, specialises in perennials and includes herbs, alpines and some shrubs.

Many of the plants come from donations from the public whose gardens are overstocked, whilst others are grown from seed by their volunteers. In the nursery, they are split, propagated and once well rooted they are […]

Firefighters tackle large moorland fire above Uppermill

The fire above Uppermill

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Firefighters are tackling a large moorland fire above Uppermill and Greenfield this afternoon.

The fire started at around 2.00pm and quickly spread across dry moorland from Greenfield towards Uppermill.

Twenty-five firefighters and five appliances are currently at the scene along with an incident command unit. They are being assisted by Oldham Mountain Rescue Team, the RSPB and the National Trust.

Incident Command Officer, Paul Whittaker, from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service […]