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Nine months after she has returned to 'the place that holds my heart' Bishop Libby Lane talks to Pat Ashworth

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Lead mining was once the mainstay of Peak District villages like Youlgrave, but a tragic event nearly 90 years ago revealed incredible acts of bravery and self-sacrifice and brought a community together, as Andrew McCloy reports

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A residential home in Ashbourne has been rated 'outstanding' by recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report. The home, Ashbourne Lodge, is the only care home in the county of Derbyshire to hold the 4 out of 5 'outstanding' rating.

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David Marley meets Gavin Tomlinson - the first Derbyshire-born firefighter in living memory to have risen through every rank of the county's Fire and Rescue Service to become its new chief fire officer

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John Wright uncovers the tale of Chesterfield's Emma Miller, pioneer trade union organiser and suffragist who helped Australian women be first in the world to win the right to vote.

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Andrew Griffiths meets the chaplaincy team who serve Derbyshire's farming community

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Geoff Ford attends the final reunion for the crew of HMS Kenya, the ship adopted by Derby at the start of the Second World War.

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Peter Seddon on Bretby and the 'Golden Pharaoh'

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Next year marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's arrival in Australia. John Wright tells the tale of the country's most famous castaway who may, or may not, have had local connections.

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Lynne Dixon talks to Roger Smith about his recent novel, a nostalgic look at teenage life in early 1960s' Derby

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Nigel Powlson talks to Sinfonia Viva's chief executive Peter Helps who received an MBE earlier this year

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In an era when younger representatives are walking away from local politics, David Marley chats to two councillors who are bucking the trend - and discovers some remarkable similarities

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Ascending Japan's highest and most treacherous waterfall is just one of the achievements of Matlock-born climbing legend James Pearson. David Marley catches up with him - on a mountain - to discuss cliffs, ravines and waterfalls, and becoming a father for the first time

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As the team prepares for T20 Blast, Derbyshire County cricketer Luis Reece gives an update on the current season and his own fund-raising efforts for charity

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David Marley meets Derbyshire entrepreneur Jennie Mills, who swapped a Hollywood-movie scuba-diving career for a business restoring homes and properties devastated by water and fire

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As a writer and producer of some of the nation's best loved comedy programmes, Henry Normal is well-versed in making audiences laugh, and now he's bringing his unique brand of performance poetry to Ashbourne Festival

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Pat Ashworth talks to Lord Burlington who was sworn in as High Sheriff of Derbyshire on 5th April

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A chance encounter led to a career in entertainment for actor and film producer Mark Pegg, who has now established his own Acting Academy in South Derbyshire, writes Lynne Dixon.

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Derbyshire's connection with steampunk and a dark graphic novel

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The Royal School for the Deaf Derby has invited past pupils to return to the school and share their experiences with students today.

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