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Strictly tour will return to the area

The Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour is back on the road next year for 30 supersized spectacular arena shows across the country, including waltzing into the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham for three shows on February 6-7.

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Princess Diana well dressing at Chesterfield Market.

World’s media descends on Chesterfield as Diana tribute goes viral

For a few days earlier this week, Chesterfield found itself at the centre of a media storm - because of a well dressing.

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The well dressing paying tribute to Princess Diana is on display in Chesterfield until Saturday, September 16.

Where you can still see a Derbyshire well dressing this year

The ancient art of well dressing is very much alive and well in Derbyshire.

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The Princess Diana well dressing in Chesterfield.

Council hits back at Diana tribute criticism

Chesterfield Borough Council has hit back after a floral tribute to Princess Diana was criticised as ‘disrespectful’.

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The Princess Diana well dressing in Chesterfield.

PICTURES: Floral tribute to Diana unveiled in Chesterfield

This year’s well dressing has been unveiled in Chesterfield.

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Sleeping Beauty, performed by the Vienna Festival Ballet. Photo by Mudkiss Photography.

Vienna Festival Ballet Company returns with fairy tale show

Classical ballet takes centre stage soon when the highly acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet Company returns to Derbyshire with their original production of the timeless fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.

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Julian Essex Spurrier in An Evening of Dirty Dancing - The Tribute.

Have the time of your life at this dance show

Dancers will be interpreting the music of the iconic movie, Dirty Dancing, in a colourful show which is heading for Derbyshire.

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Chatsworth Country Fair, balloons launching over the show

VIDEO: Duke hails ‘wonderful weekend’ as Chatsworth celebrates annual showcase

The Duke of Devonshire has said the crowds who came to this year’s Chatsworth Country Fair were treated to a ‘wonderful weekend’.

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Family fun as dinosaur exhibition continues

Family fun as dinosaur exhibition continues

The Dinosaurs Of China Exhibition is at Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Centre, until October 29.

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SLIDESHOW: Crowds flock to Chatsworth Country Fair

The three-day Chatsworth Country Fair got underway today with a ‘feast’ of entertainment for all the family.

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Chatsworth Country Fair balloon show.

Whirlwinds on horseback set to thrill at Chatsworth Country Fair

The Chatsworth Country Fair gets underway today with a death-defying performance from dare-devil horse-riders and the jaw-dropping stunts of a much-loved motorbike display team.

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Mystery Peak District photographer made tourism ambassador

Mystery Peak District photographer made tourism ambassador

A Foolow man dubbed ‘the Banksy of photography’ is now an official Peak District ambassador after his shots were seen around the world.

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Bank Holiday crowds flock to Hope Show for feast of fun

Blazing sunshine brought a bumper crowd to Hope for the valley’s traditional Bank Holiday agricultural show for a day of farming and family fun.

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Andy Robinson, the Chesterfield Canal Trust cor-ordinator of community archaeology and Russell Martin French an archaeologist with Elmet inspect on of the two boats unearthed at the Staveley dig.

PICTURES: Digging deep into Derbyshire’s industrial past

Over the last two weeks, an army of amateur archaeologists have been digging deep into Derbyshire’s past.

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Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton’s new-look visitor centre has officially reopened following a £330,000 refurbishment by the Peak District National Park Authority.

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From left: Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Sarah Fowler, Countryfile's John Craven, Lord Lieutenant William Tucker and authority chair Lesley Roberts opened the revamped Castleton Visitor Centre.

Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton’s new-look visitor centre has officially reopened following a £330,000 refurbishment by the Peak District National Park Authority.

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Glapwell Carnival a huge success

Organisers have hailed the success of the annual Glapwell Carnival after thousands of people flocked to enjoy the event.

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Michael Sheppard, the stone conservator and contracts manager at St. Thomas Church where the roof and pinnacles are being repaired.

PICTURES: Pride as Chesterfield church is restored to its former glory

A Chesterfield church is being restored to its former glory thanks to a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal

Nottingham dates are off as Love Letters tour is cancelled

The UK tour of Love Letters, due to visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from November 27-December 2, has had to be cancelled.

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Barnsley Museums, celebrating 1.8m Arts Council England funding, has an impressive series of summer events.

Barnsley Museums celebrate £1.8m of funding from Arts Council England

Barnsley Museums has received £1.8 of funding from Arts Council England and has secured its place as a National Portfolio Organisation for 2018 to 2022, it was announced today.
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