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‘Throwaway-fashion is a danger to sight’, say local eye experts

‘Throwaway-fashion is a danger to sight’, say local eye experts

THIS summer Specsavers in Buxton is urging local residents to protect their eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays by getting their sunglasses checked in store.

BUXTON PUPILS ONE STEP CLOSER TO FUNDRAISING TRIP

BUXTON PUPILS ONE STEP CLOSER TO FUNDRAISING TRIP

A number of students from Buxton Community School are a step closer to visiting the Space Centre in Korolov in Russia, thanks to a donation of £200 from Tarmac’s site at Tunstead near Buxton.

Grantham Geography Students Gain Real Life Experience Of Quarrying Industry

Grantham Geography Students Gain Real Life Experience Of Quarrying Industry

Tarmac’s site at Tunstead hosted its largest school visit ever last week when over 100 students from Kesteven & Grantham Girls' School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, came to visit its quarry, cement and lime operations. Year 10 stu

BLUESMAN MIKE FRANCIS Story of the Blues comes to the Old Club House at Buxton Fringe

BLUESMAN MIKE FRANCIS Story of the Blues comes to the Old Club House at Buxton Fringe

BLUESMAN MIKE FRANCIS – Old Clubhouse Buxton – Buxton Fringe Festival – Sunday 17th July; Performance times 3 - 4.30pm & 8 - 9.30pm. Adv. Tickets £7 (child/conc. £5) available now from Buxton Opera House Tel. 01298 72190

Office for Low Emissions backs Retro-fit Technology

Office for Low Emissions backs Retro-fit Technology

The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced the launch of a funding competition designed to take account of retro-fit technology in the transport industry in a move that will reduce harmful exhaust emissions in our to

TARMAC APPRENTICES REVEAL MEMORIAL TO LOCAL SOLDIERS LOST AT BATTLE OF THE SOMME

TARMAC APPRENTICES REVEAL MEMORIAL TO LOCAL SOLDIERS LOST AT   BATTLE OF THE SOMME

Apprentices from Tarmac at Tunstead near Buxton proudly unveiled the poppy they have made in memory of the 15 men who worked at the Buxton Lime Firms and laid down their lives at the Battle of the Somme, 100 years ago.

TARMAC SPREADS STAY SAFE MESSAGE THIS SUMMER

TARMAC SPREADS STAY SAFE MESSAGE THIS SUMMER

Tarmac’s Tunstead site near Buxton is advising people not to swim in quarry lakes, no matter how tempting they may look in the warmer weather.

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Circus comes to town as local opticians celebrates 20th birthday

Circus comes to town as local opticians celebrates 20th birthday

A LOCAL OPTICIANS in Buxton is busily preparing for its 20th anniversary in Buxton, and has a fun-filled day lined up for its loyal staff and customers in the town.

HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE DISPLAYED AT BUXTON CHURCH PRIOR TO WELL DRESSING FESTIVAL

HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE DISPLAYED AT BUXTON CHURCH PRIOR TO WELL DRESSING FESTIVAL

Whilst the beautiful Well Dressings are being created at St John’s Church in Buxton, there will be another chance to see some of Tarmac’s Quarryman exhibition showcased earlier in the year dating back to the early 19th Century.

PUPILS GET TO GRIPS WITH QUARRYING INDUSTRY ON SCHOOL VISIT

PUPILS GET TO GRIPS WITH QUARRYING INDUSTRY ON SCHOOL VISIT

Twenty one pupils from Peak Forest School (C of E) Primary School in Buxton were given an insight into the quarrying and limestone industries when they visited Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Derbyshire recently.

Charlie's charity walk from London to Paris

Charlie's charity walk from London to Paris

A Buxton man is hoping to raise £8,000 for charity by completing a sponsored walk from London to Paris with the support of his local opticians. Charles Gwillim will take on the challenge to raise money for the The U Foundation, a

‘ALL THAT JAZZ’ AS TARMAC SUPPORTS LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

‘ALL THAT JAZZ’ AS TARMAC SUPPORTS LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tarmac at Tunstead has donated £50 to Dove Jazz Club which will go towards the running costs of its annual Jazz Festival. The Festival runs from 1-3 July and is centred on the Village Hall in Dove Holes, Buxton.

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