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British Empire Medal Awarded to Glossopdale Octogenarian

By Dianne Boardman on Saturday, 26 August, 2017

“People have apparently been trying to get me a medal for years,” laughed octogenarian Peter Fish after receiving the British Empire Medal for Services to the Elderly in Glossop and Tameside. “I only found out recently but apparently my neighbour has been putting my name forward for years without telling me.”

Buxton & Leek College Announces Record Pass Rate for GCSE Re-sits

By on Saturday, 26 August, 2017

Over 160 Buxton & Leek College students passed their GCSE maths or/and English this year after failing them at school. This marks a significant increase from the percentage pass rate achieved last year at the college and bucks the national trend.

Blythe House Hospice at Home reaches over 10,500 hours!

By on Saturday, 26 August, 2017

Blythe House launched their Hospice at Home Service in April 2016 using the money gifted to them in a legacy and it’s proving to be the service the High Peak needed. At one year and four months into a two year pilot study, the team have already provided over ten and a half thousand hours of care to the people and families who need it the most.

Dawn of a new era as High Peak Orchestra appoints esteemed Maestro

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 20 August, 2017

For more than fifty years the High Peak Orchestra (HPO) has been a popular fixture on the classical music scene. Formed in its present guise in 1978 (the orchestra was originally established as the North West Co-operative Orchestra three years previously), the HPO has delighted concert goers ever since, with regular performances three times a year. July 8 saw the Whaley Bridge-based musicians entertain a packed St John's church at the Buxton Festival Fringe, with a programme that included Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 and the Overture from Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel.

Glossop Arts Project

By Dianne Boardman on Sunday, 20 August, 2017

Sonja Quirk and Clare Isherwood were picking their children up from school and chatting in the playground about how they’d like to use their training and degrees to give something back to the community. Sonja is a Social Worker and Clare has a degree in Art so they were sure that between them they could set up a group to help physically and mentally disabled adults and promote social inclusion. The seed for the Glossop Arts Project was sown.

A labour of love

By Sheila Armstrong on Sunday, 20 August, 2017

FOR those wanting to enjoy some quiet reflection amongst nature the sunny garden at Blythe House Hospice is a leafy oasis which is loved by both patients and staff alike.

Neil Stafford Round the World Yacht Race

By Matthew Corrigan on Thursday, 17 August, 2017

A Whaley Bridge man is about to embark on a gruelling challenge as he joins the crew of a racing yacht for a 40,000 mile race around the world.

A fascinating insight into the history of canals

By Diane Inglis on Tuesday, 08 August, 2017

Working on canals more than 100 years ago was a hard life usually associated with men, but a fascinating talk by a local canal enthusiast shows how women and children played their part too.

Berlie and Blue John

By Amanda Barton on Tuesday, 08 August, 2017

Berlie Doherty is an award-winning children’s author who has published over sixty books. She is a familiar face in the High Peak where she gives talks in bookshops, libraries and schools.

Woodhead Railway Heritage Group

By Matthew Corrigan on Tuesday, 08 August, 2017

A far-sighted plan to reopen the Dinting Railway Centre could herald the start of a revolution in preserving the area's rich rail heritage.

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