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Monday, March 23, 2015

Sally Mosley visits Milldam Mine at Great Hucklow to meet today’s ‘T’owd Men’

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Monday, March 23, 2015
This fantasy landscape by Stanley Badmin (1906-89) showing Derbyshire in microcosm was used to promote the 1972 'Derbyshire' Shell Guide

Peter Seddon recalls the iconic Shell Guides which encouraged a new age of motorists to explore Britain’s counties

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Spread Eagle pub, Rolleston

In the villages of Scropton, Rolleston, Fauld and Egginton, Ashley Franklin discovers village charm, an equine heaven and a number of unique enterprises...

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Monday, March 23, 2015
From Main Road

Mike Smith explores one of Derbyshire’s secluded village gems – Lower Hartshay in the Amber Valley District

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Celebrating Derbyshire’s rich heritage, we highlight some of the best museums in the local area

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Events

Saturday, March 28, 2015

From stately homes to show caves, a round-up of some of the best places to visit during the Easter holidays

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Monday, March 9, 2015
'Sorry I Was Miles Away' by Jack Carvosso, FORMAT 15

Nigel Powlson previews Derby’s biennial FORMAT International Photography Festival, 13th March to 12th April 2015

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Sex in Suburbia, on stage in Buxton and Chesterfield

A round-up of events in and around the county in March

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Party surrounded by countryside views at Y Not? festival in Pikehall.

Not sure where to go this summer for the best festival experience? We’ve got it covered in our guide to Derbyshire music festivals for 2015

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Alice in Wonderland at Chatsworth

A look at the delights in store for visitors to the county’s great houses and stately homes

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Local People

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Denis O’Connor speaks about the inspiration behind his exciting landmark works of art

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Caroline Appleyard.

While travelling the UK in a campervan packed with art materials, local artist Caroline Appleyard was inspired to create the colourful naïve paintings that became a business

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Out for a jog in the High Peak  Photo: Meg Hodson Photography

Two women from south and north of the county talk about their decision to join Jog Derbyshire

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Emma Heywood uses a number of natural ingredients to create her award-winning products

We spoke to Derby-based Emma Heywood about hot cloth cleansers, dreaming up concoctions in the kitchen and what a Keats poem, about the power of imagination, has to do with starting a natural skincare company

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Peak 4x4 Response Team in action  Photo: GR Photography

When conditions get bad, the volunteer members of 4x4 Response UK are here to help out. Derbyshire Life pays the Peak group a visit...

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Walks

Friday, March 27, 2015

Only a couple of miles as the crow flies from the famous Crooked Spire, Linacre Reservoirs lie in rural tranquillity close to the pretty little village of Old Brampton on the outskirts of Chesterfield. Sally Mosley heads north east of the county for an ideal spring walk which its well worth revisiting at bluebell time

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Elvaston Castle

An oasis of charm and quirkiness, Sally Mosley finds that Elvaston Castle Country Park offers a maze of paths to explore. Add on a section of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way through riverside meadows for an interesting and easy winter wander

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Monday, February 23, 2015
An excursion train returning from either Alton Towers or Trentham, hauled by ex LMS class 4, 0-6-0 locomotive, passes through a derelict Rolleston-on-Dove station on an Easter Monday in the early sixties. Prints of'Steaming through Rolleston'  by local specialist railway artist Colin Wright, commissioned by Phil Waterfield to support the station project, are available for purchase by contacting the author

Local railway enthusiast Clive Baker reports on the preservation of a piece of local railway history and a community’s successful re-creation of a village facility

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Bluebells at Kedleston Park. © Gareth Wiltshire

If you love a relaxing stroll, then discovering some of Derbyshire’s beautiful bluebell woodlands is sure to be a winner this Spring – Here are 5 of the best places to visit in March and April

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The stunning White Peak landscape

Elevated and exposed to the elements, the linear village of Flagg – thought to have been established by the Vikings – is surrounded by a cobweb of paths, tracks and green lanes. Sally Mosley thought a bracing hike across these White Peak uplands a perfect way to start the New Year

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Arts

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Denis O’Connor speaks about the inspiration behind his exciting landmark works of art

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Celebrating Derbyshire’s rich heritage, we highlight some of the best museums in the local area

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'Landscape with Grove of Trees, Spain by Tomás Harris, 1962

Lucy Bamford, senior curator of art at Derby Museums Trust, dicusses a vivid piece by Tomás Harris (1908–1964)

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Passion by David Cudworth, Clay Cross PS  Selectors Choice  Digital Colour.  While in Madrid, I was lucky enough to attend a Champions League encounter between Atletico Madrid and Juventus.  I was also lucky enough to have a small Canon camera in my pocket and when I felt the atmosphere was electric and charged with passion, I decided to capture all that in the image.

The outstanding award-winning success of our county’s photographers at the North and East Midlands Photographic Federation Digital and Print Exhibition

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Food & Drink

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel in Kegworth has announced the opening date for its new Marco’s New York Italian restaurant

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2015 Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards

Your chance to nominate and support Derbyshire and the Peak District’s finest food and drink businesses

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Charlotte's Chocolates

You will never regret indulging yourself with the delights produced by these premier Derbyshire chocolate-makers

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Easter Monday Break at Northcote

Friday, March 27, 2015
Enjoy a luxurious night at Northcote this Easter

Prolong the Easter break by staying the night of Easter Monday at Northcote

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6 of the best breweries in Derbyshire

Derbyshire and the Peak District has one of the highest concentrations of micro-breweries in the country, we pick six of our favourite producers that we have visited down the years

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Homes & Gardens

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Penelope Baddeley meets Lucy and Alex Arterton whose sensitive restoration of the gardens and interiors of Darley House has unveiled specimen plants dating back to Paxton and a host of exciting period features

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Monday, March 9, 2015
Field Head, Upper Mayfield

These attractively-renovated homes combine a fascinating history with beautiful internal and external features

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The rear of this impressive country home is south facing and a useful feature is the sun shades which are fixed above each period sash window. 'They look very French and we have them out all summer,'  said Penny.

(The photo shows the Georgian house prior to its link to the Victorian outbuildings)

Penelope Baddeley visits Michael and Penny Snaith at home in Mappleton, near Ashbourne

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Monday, February 16, 2015
Derby Council House

When Derby City Council decided to make their old Council House fit for purpose in the 21st century, they avoided the easy option of relocating their operations to new purpose-built premises. Instead, they took a decision to create a brand new environment within their existing brick-built headquarters

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Green Hall

Alongside a superb period property, the sale of The Green Hall on the edge of Ashbourne includes over 69 acres of land and the Lordship of the Manor

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Videos

Monday, January 19, 2015

Geoff Ford pays a visit to Derby Arena prior to its opening

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Discover

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Young Ideas is an independent luxury fashion retailer based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Founded in 1968 when designers were first developing global aspirations, Young Ideas has remained at the forefront of luxury fashion retail.

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Cathedral Quarter Hotel

If you are looking for a place to eat in Derby, Opulence Restaurant located in the Cathedral Quarter Hotel in Derby city centre is the ideal choice.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Carriages Italian Restaurant

Described as ‘Little Sicily in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District’, Carriages Italian Restaurant in Newhaven, near Buxton, is where diners can enjoy Italian food exactly as it is meant to be.

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Monday, March 2, 2015
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway01

Step back in time and come along to the Pullman Buffet, a beautifully converted 1950’s railway carriage at Wirksworth Station.

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Monday, March 2, 2015
The Batemans Mill Hotel

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at this award winning hotel & restaurant on the edge of the Peak District. The beautiful 19th century mill is striking and oozes character.

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Showcase

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Every year, 1.6 million adults in the United Kingdom develop back pain that lasts beyond three months. Over 5 million people develop chronic pain, but only two thirds of people will recover and it has been estimated that back pain alone costs the economy £12.3 billion per year.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Midland Financial Solutions

From the 6 April 2015 it’s all change for the rules and regulations relating to Pension Death Benefits for Defined Contribution Pension Schemes - and it’s important for you to be sure of where you stand so you can be financially savvy about your future options.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Barnfield Cars - Eldon Stevens

Have you ever asked yourself, "Where do I sell or buy my next luxury car?"

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
1.5m Peak

When placing plastic waste into the recycling bin, how many of us think ‘what will this be made into’? Well now you can have a direct, local connection, as our products are made from recycled plastic waste.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
PENROSE INTERIORS

Mix things up by decorating with patterns, print and colour on furniture, accessories, walls, floors and more.

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