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Jane Travis reports on the recently completed spectacular restoration of the eleven state rooms at the heart of Kedleston Hall

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Richard Bradley discovers the pleasures of creating a local sound diary and in the process unearths some fascinating local customs

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From the renovated Stableyard to the splendours of the state rooms, Mike Smith tours Derbyshire’s precious Elizabethan masterpiece with volunteer guide Jane Gregory

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Ashley Franklin visits jewellers Avanti, which has marked its 31st year in business with a stunning refurbishment of one of Ashbourne’s landmark listed properties

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Derbyshire Life takes a visitor tour of the prestigious bone china manufacturers in Derby

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Derbyshire Life goes hunting for wild boar in Derby Arboretum

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As we look forward to this year’s Derbyshire County Show, Sarah Newton talks to Derbyshire Agricultural and Horticultral Society Chairman Edward Hicklin

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In 1977 Derby was awarded city status as part of the celebrations of the Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Elizabeth II. Ashley Franklin takes a look at recent changes in the city as it affirms its place on the national stage

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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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