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It’s easy to drive from A to B without realising what we’re missing along the way. Ashley Franklin finds some fascinating hidden places while driving from Mayfield to Rocester.

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Nine years on from the Big Lottery SOS Scheme Mike Smith returns to find that it has fulfilled its promise by creating a ‘can-do’ culture in the village.

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Ashley Franklin investigates the trading places of Long Eaton

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Redolent of literary associations and legend, thanks to its residents the village now has an award-winning design at its centre. Mike Smith reports

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Andrew Griffiths speaks to Tim Birch of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, to see how the growing rewilding movement would like to see things go.

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A view of the county from outside by London-based Adam Jacot de Boinod who writes about his visit to the Derbyshire Dales

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RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, partnered by Wedgwood, returns for a third year and promises to be a highlight of the gardening calendar and an unforgettable day out. Showcasing iconic British style, this year’s show will be brimming with stunning gardens and incredible new floral features to fulfil the senses.

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The Mundy family gave Markeaton Park to Derby City Council in the early 20th century. Nigel Powlson looks into its recent renovation.

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Derby

The 12,000 acres of parkland surrounding Chatsworth House is dotted with cottages that are some of the most quirky and picturesque examples of ‘gingerbread architecture’ in the country. Visitors who come to experience this old-world charm now have the added bonus of finding up-to-the-minute facilities in the villages of the estate for eating, drinking, shopping and viewing fine art.

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Chatsworth

Ashley Franklin completes his suburban stroll around some of the trading places in Allestree, Mickleover and Littleover.

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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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Ad Feature Short break - The Bloomsbury

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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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Celebrating the best of London, guests of The Marylebone hotel can curate their own weekend through the eyes of a local personality. Meet the hotel’s Weekend Curator, Janice, a history enthusiast, London Blue Badge Guide and Marylebone resident. Follow in Janice’s footsteps to curate your perfect weekend in London.…

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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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