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Poetry festival comes to city centre venues this weekend

This weekend brings an exciting line-up of local, national and international poets to Derby for the first ever Derby Poetry Festival.

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Christmas shoebox appeal fundraisers Rebecca Hope and Elaine Osborne

Chesterfield Christmas appeal asks for urgent public support

Christmas appeal volunteers have called for urgent help so they can provide their much-needed service this festive season.

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Step back in time with author Heffer at Buxton event

Step back in time with author Heffer at Buxton event

Britain’s love affair with nostalgia may be a century old, but things aren’t that much different 100 years on, historian and national newspaper columnist Simon Heffer will demonstrate at Buxton International Festival’s Book Weekend.

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Radio Two star Jeremy is among speakers at Book Weekend in Buxton

Radio Two star Jeremy is among speakers at Book Weekend in Buxton

World leaders are out of tune with the people – and the old aren’t listening to the young any more, BBC Radio Two talk show host Jeremy Vine will argue when he speaks at Buxton International Festival’s Book Weekend.

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Santa arrives with his reindeer and elves to turn on the Christmas lights at the McArthurGlen East Midlands designer outlet. (PHOTO BY: Jason Chadwick)

Christmas arrives in style, complete with pit for snowball fights!

A giant pit, where families can enjoy playful snowball-fights, is a sparkling Christmas attraction this year at one of the most popular shopping venues in the district.

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Barnsley's own 'Queen of Egypt' TV star Prof Joann Fletcher

PREVIEW: Ancient Egypt comes to Barnsley with study workshops

Ancient Egypt fans in Yorkshire are to get the chance of a lifetime to spend up to three days studing the fascinating subject with the region's own TV experts Prof Joann Fletcher & Dr Stephen Buckley.

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Dickensian character Fagin played by Robert Laughlin in the Chapel.

PICTURES: Chatsworth House gives Christmas a Dickens twist

Visitors to Chatsworth this Christmas will be transported to Victorian England as the stately home celebrates some of Charles Dickens’ best-loved works.

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Flashdance at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield.

REVIEW: Joanne Clifton’s Flashdance hits Chesterfield

The film that launched a million leg-warmers hit Chesterfield this week with Strictly’s Joanne Clifton taking on the famous off-the-shoulder look for Flashdance The Musical.

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Clinton Woods

Former world boxing champ in Chesterfield nightclub ‘torture’ claim

Former world boxing champ Clinton Woods has revealed how he was once ‘tortured’ by nightclub bouncers in Chesterfield and attacked as police stood by and watched.

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History inspires new artwork in Ilkeston

History inspires new artwork in Ilkeston

A tribute to a former collier, a nod to Erewash’s lace heritage and a salute to the former Stanton Ironworks are among items in TRACE, a five-week exhibition in the Lally Gallery at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston, running until November 25.

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VIDEO: Couple complete £1m Grand Designs home in Peak District

A Youlgreave couple are enjoying a moment of triumph after their homebuilding project aired in an episode of Grand Designs, 16 years after they first set their heart on it.

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See Ugly Duckling kids’ ballet when it comes to area

See Ugly Duckling kids’ ballet when it comes to area

Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children, Ugly Duckling, is to return to stages across the country with an extensive tour throughout spring 2018. The production will run from May to June 2018, visiting more than 20 theatres, including Buxton Opera House on May 26, Derby Theatre on May 31, and Mansfield Palace Theatre on June 5.

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Stephanie Hill, who grew up in Hope Valley, will be tripping the light fantastic for judges at the Miss World competition in the Chinese resort of Sanya over the next month.

Hope Valley Miss World entrant prepares Strictly style dance

Calver’s own Miss England has flown to China in the hope that her ballroom dance skills will help her to land the Miss World Crown.

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Illustrator Ian Beck. Photo: Graham Miller

WIN: Your Christmas Carol inspired story turned into an illustrated children's book by Amazon

Inspired by A Christmas Carol to write a new children's story?

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Kevin Morley, who's written a book about his volunteering in East Africa

Devoted Chesterfield volunteer writes African memoir

A Chesterfield man who has devoted his life to helping the children of east Africa has written a book about his extraordinary experiences.

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The Temple Hotel  in Matlock Bath was sold for an undisclosed sum.

Peak District property magnate snaps up historic hotel

A historic Matlock Bath hotel has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a buyer with a growing empire of Peak District holiday accommodation.

Derbyshire
Former Kings Cross shedmaster Peter Townend and Martin Braisford from Barrowhill Roundhouse are pictured with Flying Scotsman. Picture: Chris Etchells

PICTURES: Barrow Hill Roundhouse re-opens after £1.2m lottery cash revamp

An icon of Derbyshire’s industrial heritage was reborn last weekend in a swirl of steam and rapturous applause.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: World's 'oldest fish supper' revealed at Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire exhibition in Barnsley

The world's oldest fish supper - believed to be 3,500 years old - has gone on display in the heartland of fish and chips as part of a new Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire exhibition in Barnsley.
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Princess Diana well dressing at Chesterfield Market.

VIDEO: What happened when ITV This Morning show came to Chesterfield after ‘disrespectful’ Diana tribute?

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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