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Numbered amongst the greatest stresses in life are moving house, divorce and changing jobs. In the case of Derbyshire’s LA-based film director and writer Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, these changes were the making of her, as Claire Bore discovers

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Jane Woolrich designs have been a mainstay of the British lingerie scene for nearly 30 years. Derbyshire Life meets the internationally renowned designer and business woman at her premises near Swadlincote

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This year it is 120 years since Queen Victoria gave Royal School for the Deaf Derby its royal status. While the school has changed enormously since this time, its ethos remains very much the same. Sarah Newton reports

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Sian Hoyle meets the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award Winner Eleanor Watson

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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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Nicola Allen meets Fiona and Leslie Trotter who have designed and produced a distinctive cloth for their adopted county

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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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The inspiring conservationist and wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering has travelled the world in pursuit of her ideals. Mike Smith visits her at home in Oker, near Matlock

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Pat Ashworth talks to Annie Hall who was sworn in as High Sheriff on 6th April

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Congratulations to Peter Watson - Derbyshire Life’s Landscape Painter of the Year 2016

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As the county cricket season opens, Derbyshire Life meets the returning Derbyshire cricketing hero...

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Set amid the extensive grounds of Alfreton Park, Parkwood Centre is owned and operated by Derbyshire County Council. Its aim is to provide meaningful activities and opportunities for all who attend

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On his first official engagement to Derbyshire HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge tours Bombardier, Rolls-Royce and The Padley Centre 
Photographs courtesy of Bombardier, Padley and Rolls-Royce

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Sue Lewis-Blake is the only Derbyshire-based artist among a dozen members of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) whose work is currently on display in an exhibition called ‘Drawing Connections’ at the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

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A native of Sydney, ex-Derbyshire County Cricket Club player Matt Cassar praises the advantages of living in Ockbrook, whatever the weather. Simon Burch reports

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Derbyshire Life meets the second politician to be elected to the prestigious policing post and discovers his passion for delivering justice for all

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A well-known name in the hairdressing industry, Mark Leeson and his team have won an impressive number of awards for their skill and expertise. Here, his local stylists share their top tips for achieving perfect wedding hair in 2017

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Having worked at Chatsworth for 40 years Christine Robinson has a career lifetime of fascinating stories to relate. Deborah Barham Smith reports

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Eighteen-year-old Derbyshire student Georgia Hair has enjoyed a taste of Hollywood after landing a major role in a 2017 movie which was filmed in LA

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A message from the Rt Revd Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton

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