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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.

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.

New Mills Christmas lights switch

By Sean Whewell on Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Saturday 25th November is this year’s New Mills Christmas lights switch on, market and fair which over the years has become a key event in the High Peak’s run up to Christmas. It manages to retain a traditional look and feel, attracting thousands of family visitors each year.

Musical milestone celebrated by 'scratch' choirs

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.

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