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Peter Seddon considers the long-forgotten love affair of Lord Curzon with world-famous landmark the Taj Mahal

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We are living through times of great change for our countryside, none greater than in the uplands. Andrew Griffiths introduces a series of articles in which he examines three different visions for the future of our moors

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Bloomsbury’s literary past has always made good reading, but can the hotel of the same name add a fresh new chapter?

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There’s more to Derbyshire than meets the eye, as Peter Naldrett discovered on a series of underground adventures to find out what lies beneath the surface of our county.

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Celebrating the best of London, guests of The Bloomsbury hotel can curate their own weekend through the eyes of a local personality. As one of the hotel’s Weekend Curators - writer and journalist (and Bloomsbury Set aficionado), Harriet shares her passion for the neighbourhood. Take a leaf out of Harriet’s book of hidden gems and curate your perfect London weekend over 24 hours….

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In his new book, Derbyshire Life columnist Roly Smith takes a fresh look at an ancient listing – and comes up with some of his own

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Mike Smith explores the north-west of the Peak District National Park with its friendly pubs, picturesque hamlets and tales of abduction

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Peak District

Karim Vahed, Professor of Entomology at the University of Derby, details his quest in search of an extinct inhabitant of Derbyshire – one of the Pleistocene epoch’s most fearsome mammals.

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Ashley Franklin travels east of the city to see what’s happening in the trading places/suburbs of Spondon, Borrowash and Ockbrook

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Pat Ashworth talks to Lady Edward Manners about Christmas at the Hall where they’ll be celebrating the first family Christmas for 300 years

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

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Christmas

A ten-minute drive from the western edge of Sheffield brings thrill-seekers to a Derbyshire valley where outdoor activities are thriving.

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Ann Hodgkin investigates a case of the sincerest form of flattery… or industrial espionage!

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Nigel Powlson visits Sudbury where a shopping courtyard is attracting even more visitors to this quintessential English village

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A five-year Heritage Lottery-funded scheme, launched in 2010, was designed to encourage the restoration and conservation of the distinctive landscape character of a large area of north-east Derbyshire.

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From far away constellations to gas clouds, our night skies are bursting with natural wonders – if you know where to look... Viv Micklefield goes stargazing in Derbyshire

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A multi-million pound makeover attracts more leading brands to one of the UK’s biggest shopping destinations

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Derby’s QUAD arts centre has become an important part of the city’s identity over the last decade and it celebrates its impact on the cultural landscape at its 10th anniversary this September

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Derby

Interesting architecture, characterful places to shop, drink and dine and a hub of arts, heritage and history are some of the reasons to plan a visit to the town.

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Peter Seddon celebrates the county’s red telephone kiosks

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