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Party surrounded by countryside views at Y Not? festival in Pikehall.

10 music festivals in Derbyshire that you should know about in 2015

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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7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

From luxury in Morzine to fun on the slopes in Banff, we select seven ski resorts and chalets that are perfect for a winter break

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Taddington in its White Peak setting

The White Peak village of Taddington

Mike Smith investigates this historic picturesque settlement and meets some of its residents

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Paul Towers, Simon Hill, Sarah Bawden and Liz Marshall

Bamford - where residents have their village at heart

Ruth Downing travels to the Hope Valley where villagers had the ambitious plan to buy the last remaining pub and turn it into a community hub

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Longdendale

Longdendale gets a facelift

Roly Smith discusses the latest plans to reduce the visual impact of power lines in protected landscapes

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Events

Alice in Wonderland at Chatsworth

Christmas events at Derbyshire’s stately homes

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

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The cast of Cinderella, on stage at Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre

Christmas shows and pantomimes in Derbyshire and the Peak District

A guide to some of the best pantomimes and festive shows in and around the county

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Old Kitchen, Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall opens for Christmas

Back by popular demand, the historic hall - home to the Sitwell family for almost 400 years - will be open for public tours on Wednesday 10th and 17th December 2014

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Celebrity Yorkshire Pudding guru Chris Blackburn

Festive celebrations at Authentic Furniture, Rowsley

Authentic Furniture at Peak Shopping Village, Rowsley, will welcome Yorkshire Pudding guru Chris Blackburn and Bespoke Bartender Richard Wood for a day of Christmas cooking and cocktail-making tips on 7th December, from 1.30pm

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Claire Garvey

Northern Soul actress Claire Garvey - Chesterfield’s young acting sensation

Derbyshire actress Claire Garvey admits that she had never even heard of Northern Soul when she was offered a role in a hit movie about the musical movement

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Richard and Leigh at home

Living in a log cabin - the couple who swapped high-flying careers for a new life in Derbyshire

When Richard and Leigh Woods ‘fell for each other’ – literally as they are part of the UK’s elite sky diving fraternity – little did they know that they would live a life with their feet planted firmly on the ground growing rare lilies and unusual perennial plants as well as breeding prize-winning Suri alpacas

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Stuart Garner at Donington Hall

At home in Donington Hall with Stuart Garner of Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd

The fascinating story behind the success of leading local entrepreneur Stuart Garner who earlier this year unveiled his newly renovated home

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Derby County Head Coach Steve McClaren talks about his coaching career with Colin Hazelden

Derbyshire Sports Awards 2014

Geoff Ford heads to the Roundhouse in Derby to meet the local sports stars of 2014

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QUAD’s film programmer Adam Marsh on what’s in store for movie-goers in 2015

January is right at the heart of Film Award Season, so Nigel Powlson makes his way to QUAD in Derby to talk to film programmer Adam Marsh

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Walks

The Maynard

7 dog-friendly hotels

Want to take your dog with you on a walking break in the hills? Here’s our favourite dog-friendly hotels in the Peak District that will welcome you, and your canine friend, with open arms

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Matlock

Derbyshire Walk - Matlock

Sally Mosley takes us on a winter wander around Matlock, which is drenched in a varied assortment of architectural features and decorated with numerous blue plaques to commemorate historical importance. After an amble through the park and a riverside stroll the walk ascends to Pic Tor and then Matlock Bank for aerial views following many old paths

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The view towards Hathersage

10 great walks in the Peak District

10 walks from the Peak District National Park including Chatsworth and the Derbyshire Dales

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Gifts for walkers

Gifts for walkers and people on the go

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Swiss Cottage

Derbyshire Walk - Chatsworth

Sally Mosley takes us on a walk around the glorious gold-encrusted gem in our Derbyshire crown, which is surrounded by fabulous walks in every direction offering the opportunity for riverside rambles, hilltop hikes and spectacular far-reaching views

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Arts

Party surrounded by countryside views at Y Not? festival in Pikehall.

10 music festivals in Derbyshire that you should know about in 2015

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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Food and Drink

Love Hearts

Sweets for my sweet - a visit to the Love Hearts factory at New Mills

With 14th February in mind, Mike Smith heads to Swizzels Matlow in search of toothsome treats

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An impressive cocktail line-up at Revolution, The Strand.

9 of the best cocktail bars in Derby

Do you love to sip a classic margarita, or perhaps a more exotic cocktail recipe? We’ve got it covered in our guide to the top locations for your next night out in Derby

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Julie Etches, dairy operator, and Diana Alcock, site supervisor, who used to work at the old site and have now been re-employed

The return of Hartington Stilton

It’s a few years since the last Derbyshire Stilton was produced but Nigel Powlson investigates the exciting rumours about its revival

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M'Hencha Stack

10 food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas

Christmas is the only time of year that it is acceptable to eat non-stop, so make the most of it and treat yourself to some delicious food and drink gifts.

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The Viceroy

Derbyshire Life Platinum Club Luncheon at The Viceroy, Duffield

Guests enjoyed vibrant Indian cuisine in stylish surroundings in Duffield

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Homes and Gardens

Stuart Garner at Donington Hall

At home in Donington Hall with Stuart Garner of Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd

The fascinating story behind the success of leading local entrepreneur Stuart Garner who earlier this year unveiled his newly renovated home

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A simple guide to the new Stamp Duty Land Tax changes

Simple guide to the new Stamp Duty Land Tax changes

Fisher German’s guide to the Stamp Duty Land Tax changes

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Staunton Harold Hall is set in some 2000 acres

Staunton Harold Hall - returning a hall to a home

It’s over eleven years since John and Jacqueline Blunt moved into historic Staunton Harold Hall. Pat Ashworth returns to find out what has changed

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Field Head, Upper Mayfield

Six homes ideal for entertaining

Appealing homes on the Derbyshire property market

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Mooresfold

Four properties in beautiful Derbyshire locations

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

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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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Showcase

Payot Facials at No. 11

Payot Facials at No. 11

An exclusive, private salon on the top floor of a Grade II listed house in the heart of Melbourne. A secret hideaway where you can enjoy luxurious Payot treatments.

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Radleigh Homes

Radleigh Homes

Radleigh Homes are building in some stunning locations throughout the region with a fabulous choice of homes for any home buyer.

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Nuffield Health Derby Hospital

Nuffield Health Derby Hospital

For those of you who aren’t aware of us the Nuffield Health Derby Hospital (NHDH) is sited in Littleover, a peaceful suburb 3 miles south west of the city centre where it has served the local community with quality healthcare for almost 30 years, covering a wide range of treatments and both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Easily accessed from the motorway network it is also well positioned for catchment across the East Midlands.

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Glendair Dental Practice

Why are dental implants so popular?

Dental implants are transforming the lives of our patients who used to have issues resulting from missing teeth and loose dentures.

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Lipo-Ice by Kelly

Freeze yourself thin?

Fight the fat with a new technology that celebrities are using that FREEZES fat cells! Harley Street trained Kelly Shaw has brought Lipo-Ice to Derbyshire. We asked her about it.

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Discover

The Peacock at Rowsley

The Peacock at Rowsley

Once the dower house for nearby Haddon Hall, The Peacock at Rowsley is chic and cosy hotel with a three AA Rosette restaurant and excellent bar.

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Duke of York Pomeroy

Duke of York Pomeroy

A warm welcome and tasty, home-cooked, food awaits you at the Duke of York

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The Eating House

The Eating House

Set in the glorious Peak District, The Eating House at The Derbyshire Craft Centre, Calver is a great place to stop for breakfast, lunch or tea and offers a wide range of delicious homemade food...

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The Wingerworth Pub & Kitchen

The Wingerworth Pub & Kitchen

There is something decidedly different about the menu at The Wingerworth Pub and Kitchen.

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The Forge

The Forge

The Forge is Derby’s first gourmet burger bar and a new and quirky addition to Derby’s local bar and restaurant scene. Located just off Sadler Gate, The Forge boasts a grand courtyard nestled in the historic and picturesque Blacksmith’s Yard.

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