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Reading and Leeds Festivals await for New Mills musicians

Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Two musicians from New Mills are getting ready to perform alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon and Fall Out Boy, at one of the UK’s top rock music festivals.

Rotarians’ hard work pays off for Polio eradication in India

Friday, 13 July, 2018

In 1988, it was estimated that there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries across the world and one of those most affected was India. Each year since 2007, Mike Yates, of the Marple and New Mills Rotary Club has spearheaded visits by hundreds of Rotarians to help with India’s Polio National Immunisation Days.

Swimmer Rachel to represent country in Summer Games

By Susan Hampshire on Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

High Peak swimmer Rachel Tweedie from New Mills has been selected to represent her country at the forthcoming INAS European Summer Games.

New Mills ‘water baby’ Jasmine Bamber is a true para-swimming champion

By Gabrielle Pickard Whitehead on Monday, 04 June, 2018

You may remember our recent inspiring story about 22-year-old Ellie Bamber, a Gold Medal British Para International swimming champion from New Mills, whose disability has never held her back.

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.

Fancy taking up squash?

By Susan Hampshire on Monday, 07 May, 2018

Then why not join New Mills Squash Club which has just enjoyed a very successful winter league season.

Foodie Friends fantastic success

By Dianne Boardman on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

The Foodie Friends Café in New Mills is now well into its second year and has been a fantastic success. Held in St George’s Church Hall on the first Friday of the month and open to everyone, over 150 people visit each time eating food that would otherwise be wasted. The café uses surplus food that is still in date donated by the charity FareShare and two local supermarkets. Energetic cooks create a varied and delicious three-course menu with plenty of options to suit everyone’s tastes. Customers get to enjoy all this plus drinks and treats for a suggested donation of £2.50 for adults and £1 for children.

Ellie is disability champion

By Diane Inglis on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Twenty-two-year old Ellie Bamber has never let her own disability hold her back and is now working as a disability champion in Sheffield, helping other disabled people break down barriers to get into the workplace.

New Mills quiz masters!

Monday, 26 February, 2018

Quizit is the brainchild of New Mills friends Sean Whewell and Tony Audenshaw. The events take place at 9pm every Thursday at pubs and venues around the town. Quiz brains pay a small £1 donation, and all the money raised goes to local charities and organisations.

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.

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