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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.

Jolly jogging into the new year in New Mills

By on Sunday, 19 February, 2017

A new beginners jog group in New Mills is looking to welcome more friendly faces in 2017.

Revive a Life

By Diane Inglis on Sunday, 29 January, 2017

As one of the poorest countries on earth, Uganda has more than its fair share of social, economic and health problems. Life expectancy is just 55 years and 38 per cent of the population has less than £1 per day to live on. There are 1.5 million adults living with HIV and AIDS and deadly diseases such as malaria, typhoid and TB are rife.

Making a splash: how New Mills gained its swimming pool

By Judy Brown on Friday, 13 January, 2017

‘Learn to swim’ was a nationwide campaign in 1972. Swimming was cool, fun and a sport for everyone – and it could save your life.

Accidental benefits of T'ai Chi

By on Sunday, 18 September, 2016

Twenty five years ago sports enthusiast Colin Hughes, suffered a near fatal car accident in New Mills. Critically injured and in intensive care with a crushed ribcage, punctured lung, dislocated hip, twisted fractured pelvis and damage to his lower spine, elbows and knees, the doctors’ prognosis for the future did not look good.

'Local response to a national problem'

By Dianne Boardman on Wednesday, 17 August, 2016

“We evolved to eat together,” says Marsha Smith of the Super Kitchen Project. “People should come together at mealtimes not only for good quality food but also for the social bonding that impacts on health and well-being and even determines how long we live.”

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