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What’s new in Burton upon Trent

Ashley Franklin returns to Burton upon Trent to find out about the latest developments there

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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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Events

The RAMathon gets underway

Derby RAMathon 2014 - photo gallery

Thousands of runners took part in this year’s RAMathon Half Marathon at Elvaston Castle

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Justine nettleton

From the Land exhibition at The Old Station Gallery, Rowsley

The Old Station Gallery in Rowsley is to hold its first ever show, an exhibition of work concerned with landscape and objects from the land, on 8th November 2014

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A calcite stal boss makes a huge statement. This is one of many gigantic formations on San Wang Dong, China

Cave photographer Robbie Shone returns to give lecture in Derby

Robbie returns to Derbyshire this month to present the 2014 Derby City Photographic Club President’s Lecture on 13th October

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The splendid traditional R&S Fuller heavy horse turnout

Bakewell Show 2014 - photo gallery

Crowds from across the country travelled to the 184th Bakewell Show to enjoy a showcase of champion livestock, award-winning produce and thrilling main ring attractions

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Local People

DaleDiva giving the gold-medal winning performance on stage at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall which secured its place in the World Championships

Meet the women behind Derbyshire’s award-winning DaleDiva choir

As local choir DaleDiva prepares to compete in next year’s world championships in Las Vegas, Penelope Baddeley joins them in rehearsal

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Margaret Mason and her granddaughter Darcey Grundy in the garden of Children 1st @ Derby Road

Margaret Mason - founder of Children 1st day nurseries

Pat Ashworth meets Margaret Mason at the Long Eaton headquarters of her nursery company

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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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Tom Early 'Self Portrait' (1951)

The life and work of ‘forgotten’ Derbyshire artist Tom Early

Peter Seddon revisits the life and work of 1960’s ‘Derby Group’ artist Tom Early

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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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Walks

Footbridge over Burbage Brook

Peak District Walk - Padley Gorge

Photogenic and full of character, the dense woodland of Padley Gorge hides many secrets. These sylvan slopes are a stark contrast to the wild and exposed Dark Peak high ground above, where sheer gritstone Edges frame a rolling sea of heather clad moor

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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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Arts

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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Food and Drink

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Derbyshire Life Luncheon at the Peak Edge Hotel, Chesterfield

Fabulous food, seamless service and excellent conversation combined to make this an event to be remembered

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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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Homes and Gardens

Bryn Hall Farm

Dream Properties - Bryn Hall Farm in Bradbourne

On a plateau that has panoramic views across some of the county’s most beautiful and idyllic countryside, Bryn Hall Farm in Bradbourne, five miles north of Ashbourne, is appropriately named after the Welsh word for ‘hilltop’.

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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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Beresford Manor

Four attractive properties for sale in Derbyshire

A tour of some of the most appealing homes on the county property market

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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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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

Design @ 44

Design @ 44

Design @ 44 has an eclectic mix of work from the best local designer/makers. There is a huge range of gifts and fantastic design-led products from textiles, home ware and furniture to children’s items, fashion, jewellery and prints.

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Derby Private Hospitals

Business Profile - Derby Private Health

Since its opening in October 2013, Derby Private Health continues to go from strength to strength.

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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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Discover

Alison House Hotel

Alison House Hotel

Alison House is a Georgian style House built by the Arkwright Family in the Derwent Valley world Heritage site.

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A Life with a View Fragrances

20% OFF A Life with a View fragrances and candles

Save 20% off all purchases of candles and fragrances by A Life with a View on the Great British Life Shop

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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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