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From the New Mills Archives
14th Nov The Addams Family has been disturbing and amusing people for about 80 years and has proved to be remarkably durable. Beginning as a simple cartoon, the family has survived TV series and several film adaptations. Inevitably a Broadway musical had to follow in 2010, and now High Peak audiences can enjoy a lively production at […]
23rd Aug Hard work, concentration and nervous energy of pupils and teachers was rewarded today as Year 11s collected their results at New Mills School. The first year of the new harder GCSEs for most subjects, proved no problem for the High Peak teens. English and Maths led the way last year and this year most subjects […]
5th Jul New Mills One World Festival with bands and lots more is back after a year’s break. With free admission, it’s on Saturday, July 7, from noon, in High Lee Park. The popular, fun packed community event celebrates peace, the environment, cultural diversity and world development, with the theme for this year being ‘Make New Mills […]
12th Apr ‘Glossop For Europe’ campaigners took part in the Great Northern March in Leeds to demand a final say on the Brexit deal. They were joined in the demonstration which brought the city centre to a standstill by members of several pro-EU groups from across the High Peak. Cath Moss from Glossop for Europe said: “However […]
22nd Mar The ‘mini’ Beast From The East blasted back over the weekend causing almost as much chaos as its big brother. Blizzards which blew in on Saturday night closed both trans-Pennine passes and country roads as strong winds whipped snow into drifts. Drivers were trapped in vehicles on the Snake Pass and Monks Road with police […]
17th Mar Heavy snow has closed the A57 Snake Pass and motorists are advised to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a further severe weather alert for snow this evening. Drivers are being advised to avoid trans-Pennine roads, including the M62 (junctions 21 to 25), A628 and A66, if at all possible […]
15th Mar Romiley Operatic Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is proving a sure fire hit at The Plaza Theatre, Stockport. Irving Berlin’s musical is a fantastic toe tapper about the famous, gun slinging showgirl ‘Annie Oakley’. The society’s production has been receiving rapturous applause as they belt out popular musical numbers such as ‘There’s No […]
4th Mar The A57 Snake Pass and Monks road – between Chunal & Charlesworth – will remain closed tonight due to the previous heavy snow, Derbyshire County Council states However, as the slow thaw continues and temperatures gradually increase, it is expected that the routes will be re-opened during the course of the day tomorrow. The council […]
3rd Mar Derbyshire County Council reports that all-out efforts to beat the ‘Beast form the East’ and Storm Emma and get the region’s road network fully operational again continues. Attempts to dig out snow-laden main roads in the High Peak with the help of farmer contractors has been ongoing with JCBs working to dig out the isolated […]
2nd Mar High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £10.4m for the coming year. A Council Tax increase of 2.9 per cent has also been agreed – setting Band D payments at £186.36 for 2018/19 which equates to a rise of ten pence per week. Executive Councillor for Finance and Operational […]