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Saxophone success story

By Amanda Barton on Monday, 29 January, 2018

Saxophonist Daniel was the first pupil from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School to win a scholarship to the sixth-form of Chetham’s School of Music, one of the world’s most prestigious music schools. And he’s now been offered places at the country’s two top conservatoires: the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Royal College of Music in London.

Aladdin lands at New Mills Art Theatre

Sunday, 28 January, 2018

Landing by magic carpet, of course, Aladdin opens on the New Mills Art Theatre stage on 26 January. The adventures of Aladdin, a lad who battles with the evil Abanazer for the magic lamp and it’s powerful Genie, flying through mystical lands finding his fortune in treasure and winning the hand of Princess Mandarin.

Buxton & Leek College wins Successful bid for 2.5 Million of European Social Funding

Sunday, 28 January, 2018

Buxton & Leek College, as part of the Skills Staffordshire Consortium, has been awarded a share of 2.5 million pounds of European Social Funding for training needs in Staffordshire.

Glossop woman aiming to cover more than 1000 miles to commemorate iconic ‘sled dog’ race

Sunday, 28 January, 2018

A woman from Glossop is putting her best foot forward to cover over 1000 miles, and raise money for a nationwide charity that takes care of unwanted and stray dogs.

Sensational Salsa dances into the new year in style!

Sunday, 14 January, 2018

Sensational Salsa will be starting its new season with a Sensational two-for-one offer for newcomers.

The friendly dance classes will start afresh on Tuesday January 16th upstairs at The Old Clubhouse, Buxton, with beginners from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and…

People with learning disabilities to help shape future support

Sunday, 14 January, 2018

People with learning disabilities and their families across Derbyshire are being given the chance to help shape their future support.

Get fit, make friends and have fun with new class for mums in Marple

Sunday, 14 January, 2018

Mums in Marple will soon be able to get fit, have fun and make new friends, without having to worry about childcare, with exciting new classes launching soon in Stockport.

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.

Poetry performers come from far and wide

By Matthew Corrigan on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

A blanket of bleak midwinter fog fell across Marple on the eve of the shortest day. With the lights of the Market Street Christmas trees reduced to a faint, subdued glow, a definite Dickensian atmosphere was discernible. It was all too easy to imagine one could hear the rattling of spectral chains, as though Jacob Marley himself were out there, wandering somewhere in the gloom.

From Sheep Farmer to wool maker

By Denise Ead on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

I recently interviewed Devin Reed at his cottage in Mill Brow after spotting him at a Roman Lakes “Fact and Fun Day”. I was curious to find out about sheep farming in our area and also the process of producing wool for knitting.