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Sea Cadet Earns High Status Appointment

By Dianne Boardman on Tuesday, 07 November, 2017

A Sea Cadet from Glossop has just taken up a prestigious post as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for Greater Manchester, which means he will be involved in Royal Family and other ceremonial visits. Jack Godfrey, 17, is the first Royal Marine Cadet to be appointed to the post in 10 years and has already assisted at Manchester Cathedral at a service for Veterans where he met Prince Andrew.

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.

Tune in to the people’s revolution with radio’s Jeremy Vine

By on Sunday, 01 October, 2017

World leaders are out of tune with the people – and the old aren’t listening to the young any more, BBC Radio Two talk show host Jeremy Vine will argue when he speaks at Buxton International Festival’s Book Weekend.

Charity barn dance to celebrate 30 years of Riding for the Disabled in Buxton

By on Sunday, 01 October, 2017

Volunteers and supporters of the Buxton-based Helen Atkin Group, Riding for the Disabled (RDA) plan to celebrate the charity's 30th anniversary in style with a fund-raising Barn Dance this autumn.

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.

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