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New Mills Christmas lights switch

By Sean Whewell on Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Saturday 25th November is this year’s New Mills Christmas lights switch on, market and fair which over the years has become a key event in the High Peak’s run up to Christmas. It manages to retain a traditional look and feel, attracting thousands of family visitors each year.

Musical milestone celebrated by 'scratch' choirs

By on Sunday, 22 October, 2017

It was 50 years ago this summer that The Beatles released their ground-breaking album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - a pop music milestone celebrated in New Mills and Buxton by 'scratch' choirs who had just a few hours to rehearse.

Nearly £1500 raised by Colin and his team

By on Sunday, 01 October, 2017

Colin Hughes and his Tai Chi group at Spring Bank Arts Centre have raised an amazing £1437 so far this year by donating the proceeds from their weekly classes to Blythe House Hospice.

Modern Day Slavery

By Denise Ead on Monday, 25 September, 2017

‘Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery’ was the title of an awareness-raising event which took place in the Annunciation Church, New Mills. Contributions came from the Police, the Medaille Trust and a judge with expertise in Immigration. The aim was to educate the public to recognise this crime and work together with the authorities. Over 50 people attended the event sponsored by the Catholic Bishop of Nottingham, Patrick McKinney who has funded a series of these lectures.

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.

An evening of Nepalese culture raises much needed funds for a children's charity.

By on Monday, 19 June, 2017

The mountainous country of Nepal is perhaps not the first place that springs to mind when thinking about our area, but thanks to a link formed fourteen years ago the award-winning head of a Nepalese charity visited both Marple and New Mills, giving an insight into her work and explaining how donations were helping fund a vital children's project.

Items needed for special memory boxes in New Mills

By on Saturday, 22 April, 2017

Knick-knacks and trinkets on themes including the Royal family, holidays and the local area are being sought for a special project to support Dementia in New Mills.

New Mills carers group moves to new venue and date following success

By on Saturday, 22 April, 2017

A special group for carers and the people that they look after is moving to a Friday following success in its first few months.

Women’s World Day of Prayer

By Denise Ead on Wednesday, 05 April, 2017

Every year women from all over the world celebrate the ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’. This international movement links women from different countries and diverse backgrounds, to share experiences and to support projects that further the education and progress of women in developing countries.

New Mills Festival 2017 – around the world

By on Sunday, 05 March, 2017

New Mills will celebrate the global community with “Around the World” as the theme of the 2017 New Mills Festival from 8 to 24 September. As always, New Mills will open its doors, windows and streets to more than 20,000 visitors who flock to participate in more than 70 events, exhibitions and happenings for the annual Community Festival.

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