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Choir rocks New Mills

By Amanda Barton on Friday, 02 February, 2018

Rock Choir is the UK’s largest non-audition choir which has 25,000+ members across the UK. Members need no previous experience and do not need to be able to read sheet music.

Thornsett Brass Band proud of latest graduates

By Hannah Belfield-Hall, Charlotte Arnfield and Ella Hardwick-Allan. on Sunday, 14 January, 2018

Thornsett Brass Band is very proud of its three most recent graduates. Charlotte Arnfield, Hannah Belfield-Hall and Ella Hardwick-Allan have all been playing with the band since they were around 8 years old. Now, 10 year later, they are all moving on to exciting new futures: Charlotte has a much sought after apprenticeship at a local dental practice, Hannah is studying Engineering in Newcastle and Ella is studying French in Paris.

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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.