Out of the ashes front page
There is justification for new year optimism in Tideswell and nearby. Tenders are back for a new community hall to replace the one reduced to ashes by fire in 2015. Work should be starting shortly on a building conversion to create a new Post Office. Abigail's Park playground is undergoing a complete £82,000 makeover. The second phase of renovation of the War Memorial to create a remembrance garden is on the 2020 agenda. Historic Millers Dale railway goods station will reopen as a visitor information centre. The long-closed 12th century Old Bulls Head pub in Little Hucklow will soon be back in business. A new Neighbourhood Plan for Great Hucklow and adjacent villages is well advanced.
Jogging to the money page 3
The second annual Jingle Bell Jog in Buxton's Pavilion Gardens has raised over £11,000 for Blythe House Hospicecare. Around 450 people took part, wearing Santa Claus outfits and other fancy dress.
Glastonbury band page 5
Another first for Tideswell will be this month's appearance of Glastonbury Festival regulars RSVP Bhangra, with an infectious blend of traditional Punjabi songs and high-octane modern electric rhythms.
New members page 21
The area has two new Members of Parliament as a result of December's national elections: Sarah Dines in Derbyshire Dales and Robert Largan in High Peak.
Fresh start for the Bucks back page
Buxton FC has a new manager coach, Gary Hayward. He said: "I know the Bucks have many followers from Tideswell and close by and I want to give them plenty to smile about."

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