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Head to the heart of the country with this attractive farm in glorious rural location

Immerse yourself in the country life with this rare opportunity to purchase Trogues Farm.


Hedgehogs need a helping hand to get through dry summer months

It has been a bit of a scorcher lately hasn’t it

Sherwood Hideaway

Sherwood Hideaway offers idyllic break from city life with complete relaxation in country

There is something incredibly satisfying about discovering amazing new corners of the world .... not far from home.

That is exactly how we felt when we arrived at Sherwood Hideaway.

In the Saddle: Spotty success at County Show

In the Saddle: Spotty success at County Show

As you may remember, we've recently been preparing to take my two year old unbroken Appaloosa to Derbyshire County Show to compete in spotted in-hand classes.


Live like a movie star in a house with it’s own cinema....and gym, and bar, and games room, and sauna

This superb executive property boasts its own cinema room as part of a luxury living experience.


Grade II-listed former chapel offers space, charm and stunning views

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District this is a rare opportunity to acquire the converted Grade II former Methodist chapel in the village of Flash.


A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see your picture appear online and in the newspaper please send them in via email. They don’t have to be related to a news story - they could be a local landmark, a gathering of friends - anything that records everyday life. Check back again next week to see more great shots.


A family country manor set in beautiful grounds with stunning views

This beautiful and substantial five bedroomed family home has been extended and renovated and boasts good-sized gardens and far-reaching open views to the rear.

Chris Margrave, head gardener at Clumber Park

Handsome hyperciums are great for the heights of summer

Most keen gardeners will be familiar with hypericum Hidcote, a classic garden variety which is reliable, rewarding and easy to grow, and named after a famous National Trust garden.

Black Forest, Germany.

Sights and delights of romantic Rhine

The last time I cruised down a river was in my father’s fishing cobble as a young boy. I said to my wife “I would fancy a river cruise holiday”, the response was muted.

Peter Thornton, a member of the family who established the Thorntons chocolate empire, has died at the age of 85.

Belper memorial service to honour former Thorntons chocolate magnate

Friends and family said farewell to a scion of the Thorntons chocolate empire this week, after decades of contributing to life in Belper via the confectioner’s Derwent Street factory.


Six of the best ice cream parlours in Derbyshire

The sun is shining right across Derbyshire and temperatures are on the rise.

Students from Year 4 at St Anselm's Preparatory School in Bakewell released the sweet treat, supplied by the Bakewell Bakery, into orbit attached to a high-altitude balloon and part of their term project.

Bakewell school high-altitude pudding experiment lost in Lincolnshire

The Bakewell pudding sent into space for a school science experiment last week is still missing despite the story gaining global attention.

Volcanic Curry Bag is available at Morrisons

Morrisons launch £5 'Volcanic Vindaloo' ahead of England's first World Cup clash said to be TWO HUNDRED times hotter than tabasco

Supermarket giant Morrisons is claiming to have developed the 'hottest ever supermarket curry' which is said to include a chilli TWO HUNDRED times hotter than a Jalapeño.


IN PICTURES: Great gift ideas for Father’s Day here in Chesterfield

Father’s Day is an opportunity to show the father figure in your life how appreciated they are, but we know how hard it can be to find something that gets it just right.

Natalie Blaney

TALKING POINT: ‘People don’t see mental health but it can be just as disabling - if not worse - than a physical disability’

At just 16 I developed an anxiety disorder which developed in my final year at school.

Enjoy a FREE cuppa at the Tribites cafe

FREE cuppa for every reader!

Everybody loves a good cuppa - and the great news is we’ve teamed up with the Tri-Bites cafe to offer a FREE tea or 
coffee for every reader!

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Hurt Arms, Ambergate

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Hurt Arms, Ambergate

There was a game of cricket in full swing on the village green at Ambergate when I arrived at the newly reopened Hurt Arms.

Chicken and Mozzarella Sandwich Loaf. Photo by Jason Ingram. Recipe courtesy of

RECIPE: Chicken and mozzarella sandwich loaf

Great to make ahead for a picnic and will definitely stand out from the crowd. Move over limp sarnies, the sandwich loaf has arrived!

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