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Whaley Bridge artist Amanda Horvath

By Judy Brown on Monday, 04 June, 2018

Sunlight and wonder fill the canvasses propped around Amanda Horvath’s attic studio. ‘For me’, she says, ‘painting is all about light: capturing the colours of light as it falls on the land or the sea. Nature is my inspiration, and painting is my way of understanding and then sharing what I see.’

World champion Katie

By Judy Brown on Sunday, 03 June, 2018

Katie Toft, Chinley’s para-cycling star, came home from the UCI World Championships at Rio de Janeiro in March as a world champion herself, bearing gold, silver and a rainbow jersey.

Derbyshire comedian charts the highs and lows of a High Peak football team

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 03 June, 2018

Preparing for a forthcoming performance at New Mills' Chalkers Snooker Club, stand-up comedian Carl Jones did what he always does when visiting a new town and looked up the recent history of the local football team. Little did he realise it would be the start of an intriguing journey, an unpredictable rollercoaster ride with the team just christened the worst in England.

Glossop park 'friends' in fundraising push

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 03 June, 2018

Manor Park was turned into a fairy tale setting on a bright Spring Saturday in April. The Enchanted Forest Day was held by the Friends of Manor Park, who are hoping to raise funds to put in a wheelchair accessible roundabout.

Lessons of history predict happiness for Meghan and Harry

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should have a happy marriage if the lessons of history are anything to go by, says author Anne de Courcy, who is coming to Buxton International Festival to talk about her book on American millionairesses marrying into British nobility. 

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Hulme Hall Hits the Right Note with Gold Award in Music

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Hulme Hall Grammar School has been named as one of the top 58 schools in England for its Music Department.

The Stockport school has been awarded the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) Trust Gold Award that recognises the excellent work achieved by the Music department and its high GCSE results.

Said Headteacher, Rachael Allen,…

New High Peak Food Hub launches in June

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Thursday June 7 sees the launch of a new concept in food markets - with the launch of the High Peak Food Hub, the first weekly, popup, evening food market.

The Story of Marie Claire

By Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 24 May, 2018

A modern history novel by local self-published author Vera Mellor is currently being distributed for sale at local outlets.

Millions Missing campaign holds poignant demonstration in Manchester.

By Matthew Corrigan on Thursday, 17 May, 2018

Two years ago Ellissa Bryant from Mottram in Longdendale was representing her country in international competition. A keen indoor climber, Ellissa had Olympic aspirations, with the sport about to debut in Tokyo's 2020 games.

Surprise visitor drops in

By Matthew Corrigan on Tuesday, 15 May, 2018

A surprise visitor literally dropped in to Marple on Sunday, when a North West Air Ambulance Charity helicopter arrived to attend an emergency at the golf course.