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Monday, August 24, 2015

The expertise of photographer Bernard O’Sullivan has revealed untold treasures in Tideswell Church

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Monday, August 24, 2015
Derby Silk Mill with the needle mast of Cathedral Green footbridge

Ashley Franklin concludes his journey down the world-changing Derwent Valley

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Friday, August 21, 2015
The dry fly: a mayfly imitation, similar to that which Ogden would have used to fool the fish into thinking it was a real insect

Andrew Griffiths joins in the commemoration of an unsung Derbyshire hero and champions the county’s place in the history of fly fishing

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Standing in line...

Famous the world over, Marmite is produced at nearby Burton upon Trent. Life-long fan Sally Mosley takes a factory tour

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Friday, August 14, 2015
Darley Abbey Mills

Determination and expertise have returned part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site to a vibrant business community supporting a range of exciting and creative enterprises

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Events

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This year’s festival – the town’s eleventh – will take place from 4th September to 3rd October and will havessssss a special Made in Derbyshire focus

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Monday, August 17, 2015
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Quad’s Summer Nights Film Festival returns for a fourth year with a choice of eleven popular films presented against a backdrop of some of the country’s most famous historic buildings

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Friday, August 14, 2015
Woofs and Wellies

You and your four-legged friend could make a difference by taking on the Woofs and Wellies sponsored dog walk in aid of Ashgate Hospicecare

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Room on the Broom at Buxton Opera House Photo: Patrick Baldwin

A round-up of local events in August

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Local People

Yesterday, 10:22

The popular farmer and TV presenter will be returning to Derbyshire this month as President of Chatsworth Country Fair. Derbyshire Life interrupted his busy schedule to ask him a few questions

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
New Managing Director Sebastian Lazell

Sebastian Lazell was recently appointed managing director of Denby Pottery. He speaks to Derbyshire Life of his exciting plans to rejuvenate the iconic Derbyshire-based 200-year-old firm

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Monday, August 10, 2015
The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Friday, August 7, 2015
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink celebrating with the home crowd

As the new season starts, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink of League Two winners Burton Albion talks about his recent success

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A Period House memory box

Derbyshire Life meets local craftsman, Nigel Heldreich, who on the face of it is a French polisher and a maker and restorer of fine furniture but who is really in the esoteric business of making dreams tangible

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Walks

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

On this classic Peak District walk Sally Mosley heads up to the hills to see clouds casting shadows over Chatsworth, and the sun glinting on the Derwent as it snakes past

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Twin turrets of Derwent Dam

With flooded valleys amid a panoramic landscape, Derbyshire Life explores this man-made lake district that offers some of Derbyshire’s most scenic walking routes

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Monday, July 6, 2015
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A fascinating ramble starting in Cromford and ascending to Bonsall, famous for hen racing, UFO sightings, magical open gardens and much more!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The duck pond at Hartington

Chosen years ago by Coronation Street scriptwriters as the perfect retirement home for Hilda Ogden, Hartington is a quaint little village surrounded by fabulous footpaths

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Monday, April 20, 2015
The duck pond at Tissington

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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Food & Drink

Monday, August 17, 2015

Famous the world over, Marmite is produced at nearby Burton upon Trent. Life-long fan Sally Mosley takes a factory tour

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Judges Alan Hill, Clare Major and Robert Stordy meet to consider nominations at the Devonshire Arms, Beeley

Meet the judges of the inaugural Derbyshire Life Food and Drink awards as they debate the best of Derbyshire’s hospitality

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The Great British Bake Off Contestants, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc and Mary Berry - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

*SPOILER ALERT* Get your baking tins, aprons and oven mitts ready; the Great British Bake Off is on our screens once again! From the bakers revealing their ‘cracks’, to another near #bingate episode leaving one contestant in tears, #GBBO 2015 is well and truly back…

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A Mr Darcy Custard Pie Fight contestant

Get into the spirit of the Great British Bake Off this summer at the ‘spiritual home of baking’

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Sadler Gate  Photo: Ashley Franklin

With everything from artisan coffee shops to wine bars and restaurants, this attractive part of Derby is fast becoming a ‘gourmet quarter’

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, August 28, 2015

Recently discovered links to the Babington Plot and Lord Byron have added to the historic atmosphere of this fascinating Hall on Derbyshire’s doorstep. Pat Ashworth talks to the owner, historian and writer Miranda Seymour

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Friday, August 7, 2015
Lodge Hill Farm

In an attractive part of the county, on the north side of Church Broughton, Lodge Hill Farm provides a superb agricultural investment opportunity

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Stainsborough Hall

Just a few hundred yards from the shores of Carsington Water, Stainsborough Hall is an outstanding country home with a thriving holiday cottage business

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Stancliffe Hall

Sensitively refurbished to elegant standards, Stancliffe Hall comprises a 30 acre estate and fine country home with various commercial opportunities

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Georgian grandeur at The Kedleston Country House

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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Arts

Monday, August 17, 2015

A new exhibition comparing a Victorian artist’s work with 21st century photography reveals that very little has changed in two hundred years

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Helen Mort on Stanage Edge, where she climbs and walks Photo: Andrew Crowley

Helen Mort’s two-year tenure as the county’s Poet Laureate ends this September. Derbyshire Life meets the Sheffield-based wordsmith

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The Sculpture Gallery at Chatsworth House

The ‘East Midlands Grand Tour’ brings together the venues of Chatsworth, Derby Museums, Nottingham Contemporary and the Harley Gallery at Welbeck

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One of many cubby-holes to sit and browse at Scrivener's

Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding is something of a mecca for literary types

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Curtains Blinds Pelmets Fabrics Bakewell

“Quality soft furnishings speak for themselves, so let Penrose do the talking for your home” Alexandra Sheldon, Owner and Director.

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Friday, July 3, 2015
Embers Wine and Champagne Bar

Situated in the historic Old Blacksmith’s Yard just off Sadler Gate, Embers is the newly renovated wine and champagne bar.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Ukrainian Cossacks Horse Stunt Show at Chatsworth Country Fair

Visit the Chatsworth Country Fair 4-6th September to witness a host of entertainment.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Viceroy

The Viceroy serves fine authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine with excellent service.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn is an 18th Century Coaching inn, in the heart of Castle Donington which has been beautifully refurbished into a bar and grill. We here at The Castle are a family run organisation believing in good food, good ale and good company...

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