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Mike Smith unearths past tales and present trails around the intriguing village of Hassop - a perfect post-social distancing destination.

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Whaley Bridge became the focus of world attention last summer, when the reservoir dam cracked and threatened to wash away the town. Now the reports have been published. Andrew Griffiths investigates.

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To anyone with a passing knowledge of Peak District history, the current Government advice to self-isolate to limit the spread of the coronavirus is a chilling reminder of the “visitation” of the Plague to Eyam nearly 355 years ago.

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Join In The Peak District Hills Emoji Quiz

Monday, May 4, 2020

Can you name these Peak Ditrict hills from the emoji riddles?

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Mike Smith visits the idyllic secluded village near Chapel-en-le-Frith and bounded by the high gritstone hills of Castle Naze, Combs Moss and Ladder Hill.

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Quiz The Derbyshire Emoji Quiz

Monday, April 13, 2020

Can you name these Derbyshire locations from the emoji riddles?

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The second highest plateau in the Peak District is home to stunning scenery, wild weather, wreckage from a tragic aeroplane crash and a world-famous path – as well as being on the frontline of the battle against pollution. Peter Naldrett visits the peaty summit of Bleaklow

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We’re compiling a guide to the businesses that still need your custom to survive, the companies introducing special schemes to help people in the community, services that will help you adjust to working from home or being isolated from others.

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A definitive guide to the fascinating history of one of the county’s most popular villages – Matlock Bath: A Perfectly Romantic Place – has just been published

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Fifty years on, author Christopher Nicholson celebratesa new edition of the book inspired by a lifelong passion

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Much of the fabric of Belper, Holbrook and Makeney was shaped by one family: the Strutts. Jon Millhouse and George Henshaw, of Derby-based Planning & Design Practice Ltd, discuss what they have discovered about the Strutt family’s built legacy through their projects and research.

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Mike Smith discovers superb accommodation and great places to eat and drink in the Blackbrook Valley between Eccles Pike and Chinley Churn.

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Mike Smith visits the ancient upland village of Youlgrave, which has its own very distinct character and atmosphere

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A great history and splendid modern developments are creating an exciting place to live and visit.

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Mike Smith visits the winners of Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust’s Deborah Devonshire Award, commended for their work on the Grade I listed Long Mill at Darley Abbey.

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A local father-and-daughter team has created an innovative invention that provides an alternative place to leave a tribute. Lynne Dixon reports on the Love Lock Tree

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Once a year Moors for the Future takes stock and monitors the depth of the water table on their restored moorland. Andrew Griffiths joins them to learn how their work on the hills can help prevent flooding in our towns and cities.

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Neighbourhood know-how, people and places

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Mike Smith takes the old Roman Road from Derby to Chesterfield to explore Higham, set on the narrow sandstone ridge above the Amber Valley

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Ashley Franklin reports on the life and atmosphere that a new wave of drinking and dining businesses has brought to the village.

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