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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.

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.

Opera star to raise £1.5 million for debt she cannot repay

By on Friday, 21 July, 2017

Britain’s favourite opera star Lesley Garrett is helping to raise £1.5 million for Buxton International Festival - which gave her a break early in her career.

Cheadle and Marple College alumni inspire current generation.

By on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

More than 50 former students of a college in Stockport have signed up to inspire today’s students to career confidence and academic success.

Mountain Rescue Honour

By on Sunday, 19 February, 2017

“I was really fortunate”, says Peter Farrer, MBE “that I was presented with my award for services to Mountain Rescue by Prince William; he’s the Patron of Mountain Rescue in England and Wales.”

Fringe Entries Step Up A Gear!

By on Sunday, 19 February, 2017

More than 30 entrants have already signed up for this summer’s Buxton Festival Fringe - over twice as many as at this time last year.

Calling all writers

By Sheila Armstrong on Monday, 07 November, 2016

Budding wordsmiths are being invited to put pen to paper and enter Chapel Arts Second Annual Prose Writing Competition.

Volunteers in demand to help disabled riders

By on Wednesday, 07 September, 2016

Friendly, reasonably fit volunteers are in demand to swell the ranks of volunteers working with the Buxton-based Helen Atkin Riding for the Disabled (RDA) group.

Take the Thomas Challenge

By Sheila Armstrong on Monday, 29 August, 2016

THE family of an eighteen-year-old Chapel runner, who tragically died in a fall three years ago, are appealing to the public to help them in their fund raising efforts to build two residential lodges at Whitehall Outdoor Education Centre in his memory.

Queen’s Birthday Honour for Chapel resident

By Amanda Barton on Sunday, 28 August, 2016

71 year-old Peter Farrer has more reason than most to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday this year. He is amongst those who have been honoured with an MBE - Member of the Order of the British Empire - for his 42 years of service with Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.