From the High Peak Archives
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]
17th Feb Council Tax bills are set to soar by almost five per cent following Derbyshire County Council’s annual Budget setting meeting. There may be even more rises on the way. High Peak Borough Council holds its Budget meeting on Tuesday. Then there’s the policing tax to come. The county council’s spending over the next financial year […]
9th Feb New proposals aimed at tackling fly-tipping have been welcomed by High Peak Borough Council. The Government is proposing to give councils the power to issue fines of up to £400, rather than take people to court, if their waste ends up in illegal tips. The news has been welcomed by the council’s head of operational […]
2nd Feb Hop aboard Aladdin’s magic carpet this weekend for plenty of adventures – but be quick. The New Mills Art theatre production continues tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) at the Jodrell Street theatre. Performance times are 7.15pm each night. There is a matinee at 2.15pm on Saturday – and tickets for the shows are still available. […]
2nd Feb   MP Ruth George marked Holocaust Memorial Day by writing to sixth forms in High Peak encouraging them to take part in the Lessons from Auschwitz Project. The scheme offers two post-16 students from each school the chance to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp with Ruth and other young people from the East Midlands. There is […]
2nd Feb A public meeting organised by High Peak Unite Community heard there was ‘no confidence’ that part-time firefighters would provide adequate cover for Glossop. Held in Glossop Labour Club, people heard Fire Brigade Union officers say current shift working patterns were particularly efficient. They said the 14 full-time staff lived on site and by working two […]
2nd Feb It all ended amicably when High Peak For Europe met in Glossop to see if Referendum ‘remain’ voters had changed their minds. Members who manned a stall in Market Arcade even handed out ‘cakes not hate’ snacks to curious passers-by who had stopped to discover what was going on. The branch, like Manchester For Europe […]
30th Jan Anything from flares to the latest  hi-fashion is likely to be on show at a dance in Glossop where the demand for tickets will be red hot. A group called ‘The Last Dance at Glossopdale School’ is marking the closure of the current twin-campus college with an ‘old style school disco.’ It is planned for […]
29th Jan CHARLESWORTH MEMORIAL. The names of village heroes who left their looms to fight in the First World War are being remembered a century after they died. Research by a team of dedicated volunteers has compiled moving stories of the men whose names are engraved on Charlesworth’s main war memorial at Top Chapel and at nearby […]
28th Jan The death has occurred of a man who helped raise considerable amounts of money for charities in Glossop and Tameside. David Slack was an active member of Glossop Freemasons and with other members of his lodge organised and supported many fundraisers for Reuben’s Retreat, St Christopher Trust, Willow Wood Hospice, the Scouts and many other […]