22nd Feb The family and friends of one of Hadfield’s best loved licencees have raised £1,800 in his memory. The funds are for Willow Wood Hospice which was such great help to the family of the late Fred Fletcher. Fred and wife Dora had run the Anchor public house in Hadfield for the last 19 years. Sadly […]
21st Feb It will be a bonanza for banana lovers in Glossop’s Norfolk Square on Saturday. Glossop Fairtrade Campaign members plan to be there with bunches. They will be handing them to shoppers to publicise Glossop’s annual Fairtrade Fortnight which starts on Monday. Campaign leader Christine Nudd said: “We will just start off with 10 bunches to […]
21st Feb Chapel’s Sparkly Grouters held various gigs and events in the High Peak last year raising an incredible £1,470 for Blythe House Hospice. They recently called into the hospice to hand over the cheque. Blythe’s Julie Forrest said: “They have been great supporters for a number of years and the hospice is incredibly grateful for all […]
20th Feb Concerned parents are fighting for a school place for their son who suffers from autism. But Chris and Emma Green from Tintwistle say they have had nothing but knock-backs from education provider Derbyshire County Council. Speaking from the family home on Woodlands Close, Chris said: “There are special schools in High Peak (Chapel and Whaley […]
19th Feb A small Glossop charity has picked up a belated Christmas present from Simmondley Medical Practice’s Patient Participation Group. It was the second gift in a week for HEADStogether. A different charity is chosen every year to receive the proceeds of the festive raffle run at the Pennine Road surgery by the group and practice members. […]
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 […]
14th Feb Hampers of sweets carrying a message of love are leaving a High Peak factory on their way to heroes all over the UK. Swizzels who make Love Hearts by the million are marking Valentine’s Day by rewarding those who go the extra mile to help others. And the nationally known New Mills company is doing […]
13th Feb Glossopdale School has held the finals of its sixth annual Young Musician of the Year competition and as usual the standard was high. It took place last Wednesday, possibly for the final time, in Hall One on the Talbot Road site, which closes in the summer ready for the move into the new £23m school […]
12th Feb Hayfield Royal British Legion officials were ‘pleasantly surprised’ when they attended the annual Derbyshire County conference. As well as getting a special mention in the opening address for hard work and commitment to the work of the movement, the branch was presented with two county awards by the Derbyshire  president Robert Shields. One was for […]
11th Feb The daughter of the American pilot who died with his crew when their war plane crashed 70 years ago could be returning to Glossop. Jean Houlding (pictured above, centre) is expected to attend a service planned for later this year around the wreckage of the B29 Superfortress ‘Over Exposed’ at Higher Shelf Stones near Snake […]