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Will it be festive cheer for the High Street in Derbyshire? Winner of the first ever Best British High Street Award in 2014 - out of 135 contenders - Belper was nominated again this year. The town is teeming with gift, homeware, fashion and jewellery stores which are part of a wide spectrum of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants - over 160 - with few empty units to be seen. There is no denying that the High Street is in decline but no one seems to have told Belper.

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As Tissington Hall prepares for its sixth Christmas opening, Pat Ashworth discovers what is in store for visitors

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A look at the festive themes and events at the county's great houses

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Christmas

Catherine Roth talks to Paul Halksworth about his new book which explores the history of the ruined stately home

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Mike Smith enjoys a day out at this lovely village on the edge of the Peak District National Park

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As the film classic Goodbye Mr Chips celebrates its 80th anniversary Nigel Powlson looks back on how a Derbyshire village became an important part of movie history

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Mike Smith visits two unusual, interesting and historic Derbyshire churches, no longer in use as places of worship but beautifully restored by the Friends of Friendless Churches.

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The first Dovedale Sheepdog Trials took place at Ilam in 1890, which makes it the oldest trial in Derbyshire and one of the oldest in the UK.

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As the days get shorter and the nights draw in, Peter Naldrett goes to the edge of the county to find something spooky stirring.

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The 88th Ashover Show was held on Wednesday 14th August.

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The Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team were part of an action-packed programme at this year's Chatsworth Country Fair

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An innovative new art installation by sculptor Jo Fairfax is currently inspiring visitors to Cromford Mills. Catherine Roth reports...

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The emergency may be over and the world's media moved on, but how are Whaley Bridge residents coping, living with the tragedy that almost was? Andrew Griffiths reports

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Mike Smith visits one of the county's best bookstores and cafés en route to the charming remote village of Earl Sterndale and its glorious surroundings in the Upper Dove Valley.

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Neighbourhood know-how, places and people

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Hauntings, healing waters and a fascinating history - Lynne Dixon visits Sinai Park House at Burton upon Trent and talks to its owner Kate Murphy.

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Helen Moat sets off to follow a unique trail in the White Peak created to mark the Millennium - finding peace and beauty along the way

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Nigel Powlson visits Mercia Marina and meets a couple who've moved there to set up an award-winning canal business

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Catherine Roth visits the Matlock headquarters of the Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales) to talk to CEO James Blake

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