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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Geocaching is an exciting outdoor treasure hunt for the digital generation

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Renishaw Hall

Derbyshire Life speaks to owner Alexandra Sitwell as Renishaw Hall celebrates winning a prestigious national garden award

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Viv McLean with young audience in Glossop Parish Church

Glossop Music Festival is set to take place from 24th to 27th June 2015

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Monday, April 13, 2015
A friendly welcome and a relaxed atmosphere

A visit to the High Peak Hospice at Chapel-en-le-Frith

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Photo: Geoff Ford

Derby’s iconic new venue has to be a whole lot more than just a shiny status symbol for the city

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Events

Monday, April 20, 2015

Glossop Music Festival is set to take place from 24th to 27th June 2015

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Monday, April 13, 2015
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, on stage in Nottingham

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

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Photo: Chatsworth House Trust

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

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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, 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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Local People

Monday, April 20, 2015

Rock Fall’s distinctive brand has seen their fortunes grow from small beginnings to a multi-million pound business

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Monday, April 20, 2015
David Supper

Meet the local artist whose thought-provoking paintings are on view in Somercotes this month

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Monday, April 20, 2015
The 'Peak Novelist' Robert Murray Gilchrist in 1903 in his mid-30s

Peter Seddon turns literary detective to resurrect ‘The Peak Novelist’

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Hartington today

One of Derbyshire’s excellent village schools prepares for a milestone celebration next year

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Denis O'’Connor with his sculpture ‘Hiding in the Attic’

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

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Walks

Monday, April 20, 2015

Explore the countryside around Tissington, the pretty estate village tucked away amid rolling hills whose well dressing tradition is world renowned

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Woodland path

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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Arts

Monday, April 20, 2015

Meet the local artist whose thought-provoking paintings are on view in Somercotes this month

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Viv McLean with young audience in Glossop Parish Church

Glossop Music Festival is set to take place from 24th to 27th June 2015

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Denis O'’Connor with his sculpture ‘Hiding in the Attic’

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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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 13:54

Once an acclaimed local watering hole, the Kedleston Hotel has lain empty since 2010. As it prepares for its impressive re-emergence as the Kedleston Country House, we take a look around...

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Jams from Country Kitchen and Crafts at Matlock Market

A unique range of fresh, local produce can be found at our vibrant markets

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The White Lion, Great Longstone

In search of a delicious meal in the Peak District? These atmospheric venues all offer fine food, real ales and a warm welcome

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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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Marco Pierre White

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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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 13:54

Once an acclaimed local watering hole, the Kedleston Hotel has lain empty since 2010. As it prepares for its impressive re-emergence as the Kedleston Country House, we take a look around...

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Bramble Barn

The kitchen is the heart of the home and these five properties offer beautiful living and cooking spaces

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Monday, March 30, 2015
Darley House

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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Videos

Monday, January 19, 2015

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

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Discover

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hodgkinson’s Hotel and Restaurant is housed in a Grade 11 listed 4-storey Georgian townhouse dating back to 1770 and the bygone spa era when the Georgians and Victorians came to Matlock Bath and the Peak District to enjoy the spa waters, walk and enjoy the scenery.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Brocco on the Park

New boutique hotel and neighbourhood kitchen at Hunters Bar, Sheffield S11...

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Monday, March 30, 2015
Savills 2

Thinking of making your next move? Here are some reasons to make it with Savills...

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Young Ideas Ltd

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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Showcase

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Purple Robes in Alfreton is a ‘gem’ on your High Street, specialising in high quality, twice-treasured and new bridal wear as well as designer outfits and accessories for all occasions.

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Monday, March 30, 2015
Nuffield Health Hospital, Derby

In the last two decades, increasing numbers of people of all ages have started to realise that the key to a long and healthy life is to get active and exercise.The benefits exercise has to offer are considerable. However, for some people, there is sometimes a price to pay : injury related to their sporting activity.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Nuffield Health Hospital, Derby

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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