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Local People

Andrew Griffiths meets Jim Dixon, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Peak District National Park.

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Community spirit is alive and well in this charming, characterful village five miles north of Derby where residents pulled together to rescue their 400-year-old inn

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David Marley discovers how Jacci Woodcock, an inspirational Derbyshire activist who is dying from cancer, is leading a national campaign to secure better employment protection for terminally ill people

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Kevin Palmer talks to Mike Perry, who is retiring after a lifetime of public service

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As we commemorate the 1918 Armistice, Pat Ashworth looks into the poignant local projects that have brought to life the effect of the 1914-1918 conflict on our ancestors’ lives

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Adrian Farmer can certainly be said to ‘put his money where his mouth is’, backing his role as Heritage Coordinator for the DVMWHS with support for Belper’s history and heritage.

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Gamekeepers and the ‘ton up’ boys learned to live in harmony – and for a time they somehow made it work!

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David Marley talks to Ashley Fulwood the Derbyshire-born chief executive of OCD-UK who swapped the corporate city trading world for a life leading a national health charity.

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Hartington Rural Social Group in Derbyshire is celebrating after being awarded a grant of £1,000 to help fund new seating for the elderly, as part of rural energy provider Calor’s annual funding scheme.

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Sally Mosley scans her bookshelf for a brief round-up of Peak visitors across the ages who were inspired to celebrate its people and places.

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Peak District

Lissa Cook finds out about the new experimental Active4Life initiative which aims to help communities to get up and about.

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Tinnitus sufferers are being invited to use a new online, sound matching tool to help better understand their type of tinnitus and the potential treatments available to them.

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John Wright reveals what became of some of the county’s first convict colonists

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Pat Ashworth meets Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, the Derby-born founder of the national award-winning charity Karma Nirvana

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Keith Emerson and Robert Berry were planning a follow-up to their 1988 3 recording at the time of Emerson’s death. Berry is now about to release the new album, a remarkable memorial to Emerson.

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A Derby group has been celebrating 100 years of supporting good causes and making a difference to the community

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David Marley meets Mark Hallas, chief executive of the national Crimestoppers Trust charity, whose inspirational life journey has taken him from a Derby classroom to some of the most challenging missions in the British Army

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Sarah Stephens of Kirk Langley is using her own experience and her love of horses to help people deal with mental health problems.

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Ashbourne

Wirksworth’s Aquabox charity has been saving lives for over 25 years. Catherine Roth talks to Mike Tomlinson about delivering clean water and humanitarian aid to disaster hit regions across the world

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Peter Seddon unearths a little-known interlude in Derbyshire history

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