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The main street, Great Longstone

Great and Little Longstone - off the beaten track at the heart of the Peak District

Mike Smith ponders on why the villages of Great and Little Longstone grew in the heart of the Peak District countryside

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Main Street

The South Derbyshire village of King’s Newton

Ashley Franklin explores the South Derbyshire village of King’s Newton, which successfully combines history, charm and enterprise

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John, Grace, Mary and Bert Middleton stroll down Kinder Road past the transformed 'Hankins' Photos: BBC/Company Pictures/Stuart Wood

On set in Hayfield with the new series of BBC’s The Village

As BBC’s The Village returns to our screens Andrew Griffiths, who visited Hayfield during filming, takes a look at what’s in store

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Mam Tor  Photo: Phil Bloxham

Personal tours in the Peak District with Brackenbury’s Britain

The moment Richard Brackenbury first visited the Peak District as a child, marked the start of a lifelong love affair with the area. Here, Richard explains how he is sharing his unique insights and experiences from his hundreds of visits to the county

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Park Farm Centre

The city satellites of Allestree, Quarndon and Duffield

Ashley Franklin discovers three villages that are changing and developing and, in the case of Allestree and Duffield, villages with wealthy amenities and activities, and considerable retail clout

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Holidays E-Edition

Holidays E-Edition

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Events

Spark! Drummers  Photo: Dan Brady

What’s on at Derby Festé 2014

Nigel Powlson talks to artistic lead Stephen Munn about this exciting high point of the festival year in Derby

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Xu Bing constructing Tao Hua Yuan: A Lost Village Utopia at Chatsworth

Exhibitions in Derbyshire - September 2014

A round-up of exhibitions during September

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Her Majesty the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and Lord Lieutenant William Tucker

Royal Visit - Exclusive photos from the Painted Hall at Chatsworth

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visit Derbyshire

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Ladies of the Press

Wirksworth Festival Mini Guide

Held from 5th-21st September, this year’s packed festival promises an eclectic mix of art, music, dance and drama

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Local People

Michael Cook at work in his studio

Derby-based artist Michael Cook

Mike Smith meets Michael at his home in Alvaston

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Charlie has stepped away from the kitchen to focus on managing the business

Charlie Thellusson - director and head chef of Red Olive Catering Company

Charlie Thellusson talks about life on the front-line of event catering

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Derek Alsop photographed by Sue Murdoch

Celebrating 30 years of Chapel Camera Club

An exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery this month sees the start of a series of events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of this highly respected High Peak institution

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Paul Smith in the Goyt Valley with Bearhugs, A Little Bird Told Me and Icebear & Girl  Photo: Ashley Franklin

Animal Magic - sculptor Paul Smith

Whaley Bridge-based sculptor Paul Smith’s engaging creations have won him a legion of collectors. Ashley Franklin meets the artist

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Her Majesty the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and Lord Lieutenant William Tucker

Royal Visit - Exclusive photos from the Painted Hall at Chatsworth

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visit Derbyshire

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Walks

Boats for hire on the Derwent

Derwent Valley Walk - Belper

The Derwent, Derbyshire’s longest and deepest river, was for centuries the life force of the county. Harnessed for its energy to power a succession of mills, a 15-mile stretch has now been deemed by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site. Sally Mosley explores a length of the valley on a circular walk from Belper

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Kinder Reservoir with backdrop of Kinder Edge

Peak District Walk - Hayfield

Snuggled into the foothills of Kinder and overlooked by Lantern Pike, Hayfield has numerous claims to fame, the most recent being as a location for the BBC drama series ‘The Village’

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Derbyshire walk - Norbury and Ellastone

Derbyshire Walk - Norbury and Ellastone

This walk is a dance with the county border as Sally Mosley saunters from Staffordshire over the Dove and dabbles into Derbyshire, exploring a quartet of pretty villages in quintessential middle England along the way

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Coalpit Bridge

Derbyshire Walk - Bakewell

Most famous for its puddings and tarts, Bakewell is the only town in the Peak District National Park. It straddles the River Wye and sits snugly between the rolling limestone hills of the White Peak and the dramatic escarpments and moors of Dark Peak gritstone. On home ground, Sally Mosley takes us on a lovely walk along beautiful Lathkill Dale and back to the town

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Hardwick from across the lake

County Walk - Hardwick Park

In a scenic landscape of regal standing, Bess of Hardwick built a palace with as many windows as possible. From this elevated position she could admire her kingdom and glorious panoramic views. Hardwick is now in the ownership of the National Trust and on the 400th anniversary of the death of its architect, Robert Smythson, we can all enjoy what Bess created. Sally Mosley follows in her footsteps...

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Food and Drink

In document

Dining out at Blenheim House Hotel and Restaurant, Etwall

Seamless service and a cosy atmosphere help to create a special dining experience near Derby

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Georgina Chappell and Guy Middleton of Holdsworth Chocolates

‘Celebration of Derbyshire’ at Chatsworth

Local producers, craftspeople and representatives of county businesses were invited to a ‘Celebration of Derbyshire’ showcase in the grounds of Chatsworth House for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Derbyshire.

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Charlie has stepped away from the kitchen to focus on managing the business

Charlie Thellusson - director and head chef of Red Olive Catering Company

Charlie Thellusson talks about life on the front-line of event catering

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Devonshire Arms Beeley

Short break - The Devonshire Arms at Beeley

The Devonshire Hotel Group, conceived and owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, contains a small but perfectly formed selection of country hotels and pubs, all of which bear full investigation! Kate Houghton writes.

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A choice of flavours

Behind the scenes at Matlock Meadows ice cream parlour

Andrew Griffiths visits Masson Farm, the home of Matlock Meadows

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The Red Lion, Birchover

Dining out at The Red Lion, Birchover

A Sardinian-influenced menu incorporating Peak District produce makes for a unique dining experience in Birchover

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Homes and Gardens

Gardener's Cottage

Inside Gardener’s Cottage on the Chatsworth Estate

A tour of the latest addition to Chatsworth’s impressive portfolio of self-catering cottages

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The Old Windmill

Derbyshire Properties - The Old Windmill, Ashover

This well-known local landmark, situated just off the main road between Matlock and Chesterfield, is a wonderfully unique property. The Grade II listed building is thought to date back to around 1807 and has been skilfully converted to provide an interesting range of living spaces

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Yhelt Cottage

Derbyshire Properties - Yhelt Cottage, Buxton

A characterful and charming Grade II listed property located on the fringe of Buxton, this handsome cottage is enveloped in beautiful gardens. The age of the limestone building is uncertain but parts of the property are believed to date back to the early 17th century. Pevsner mentioned the cottage in his book Buildings of England.

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Church Farm, Morton

Four characterful properties for sale in Derbyshire

Attractive homes in the north and south of the county

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Millbridge Barn, Castleton

Derbyshire Properties - Millbridge Barn, Castleton

In addition to enjoying excellent countryside views, this stone- built barn conversion is also located within walking distance of the popular Peak village of Castleton

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Life TV

Tower College *VIDEO*

Promotional Feature: Tower College has a happy, secure, family atmosphere in which the pupils thrive.

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The Hall Residential Care Home *VIDEO*

Promotional Feature: The Hall is a luxurious 5 star residential home for the elderly. The home has been lovingly restored and now offers the very best of facilities and must surely be the finest home in the area.

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Showcase

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon - Mr Chris Blundell

Easy-to-absorb bunion guide - Sheffield Foot & Ankle Centre

Mr Mark Davies and Mr Chris Blundell run the Sheffield Foot & Ankle Centre at Claremont Private Hospital. They see all types of traumatic and non-traumatic adult foot and ankle problems.

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Halloween at Denby Pottery Visitor Centre

Have a Spooktastic Halloween at Denby Pottery Visitor Centre

There will be lots of spooky goings on at Denby Pottery Visitor Centre over half term in preparation for Halloween night.

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Rustic Bar

Interiors: This season’s top 10 dining packages

Order something rustic to dine at this Christmas!

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The AGA City60 in rose

The new AGA City60

Promotional Feature

Celebrate the arrival of the new 60cm-wide AGA City60 at one of the many events planned across the UK.

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Hunters Derby

Grand 3 day Sale at Hunters Derby, order your furniture in time for Christmas

Hunters of Derby is the city’s longest established furnishing store, proudly serving the people of Derbyshire since 1928.

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Discover

The Spice Lounge 2

The Spice Lounge

SPICY CHRISTMAS PARTIES ARE BACK ON THE MENU...

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Cosmo Restaurant

Cosmo Restaurant

At Cosmo we believe your taste buds should be intrepid explorers seeking out the best flavours the world has to offer.

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Holly Bush Inn

Holly Bush Inn

A warm welcome awaits you at our family run pub, a hub for real ale drinkers and walkers alike!

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Outside The Lathkil Hotel

The Lathkil Hotel

The Lathkil Hotel is a family run traditional country pub situated in the village of Over Haddon, 2 miles from the historic market town of Bakewell. Nestled on the hillside of Lathkill Dale it enjoys the most spectacular, unrivalled panoramic views of any pub in the Peak District.

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The Shire Horse

The Shire Horse

THE SHIRE HORSE – A TYPICAL ENGLISH COUNTRY PUB ….

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