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Peter Naldrett delves deep into the Peak District and discovers how an ill-judged 18th century business investment turned out fine in the end

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The approach of summer means more traffic on the Peak’s roads, Nik Cook makes a heartfelt plea for greater consideration – from both cyclists and motorists

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On a day out in South Derbyshire Mike Smith finds out the story behind intriguing Calke Abbey and its former estate village of Ticknall

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Stunning displays and creativity are high on the list for the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, 7th-11th June 2017

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Because the Peak District is familiar to millions of visitors, it might be thought to contain few secrets, but this is far from true. 14 years of writing for Derbyshire Life has shown Mike Smith that the district contains many surprises, some of which are to be found well away from normal tourist routes. Here’s a selection from his recently-published book, Secret Peak District

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Derbyshire Life finds the charming village of Sudbury a perfect combination of historic interest and modern-day living

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Photographer Graham Dunn takes us on a local travelogue

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Ashley Franklin finds the ‘Capital of the Peak’ not just a perfect ‘foodie haven’ but also a great place to spend a day

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Can you name these watery landmarks within two of the UKs beautiful national parks?

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Peak District

From castles and caves to mills and museums, a round-up of the best places to visit for Easter family fun

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Photographs from Ashbourne’s Royal Shrovetide Football 2017

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Andrew Griffiths goes on a day trip from his home in the north of the county to scale the Heights of Abraham

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Derbyshire Life journeys to Dronfield in the north-east of the county, where impressive old buildings are an important part of 21st century town life

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How well do you know the Peak District? Test your knowledge in this picture based quiz

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Peak District

Following a long campaign to put Ilkeston back onto the railway network map, the town’s new railway station is due to open to passengers on Sunday 2nd April

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Royal Mail analysed over a million UK redirection applications from the last 12 months to reveal the nation’s home moving habits. We look at some of the movers and shakers in Derbyshire.

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Derbyshire Life delights in Brassington’s ‘uniqueness’ with its history, award-winning pub, celebrated school and a host of activity groups

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Derbyshire Life travels to the Staffordshire town in search of art, architecture and antiques

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Jonathan Wallis, Head of Museums at Derby Museums, explores the art of collecting

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Mike Smith reveals the recent changes in his vibrant, friendly and fondly regarded home town

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