How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

Series of talks will shine a light on Chatsworth life

Series of talks will shine a light on Chatsworth life

From the great house at its heart, and spreading across thousands of acres of beautiful English countryside, the Chatsworth Estate has featured a host of fascinating characters and extraordinary happenings in its rich and storied history.

Kristina Rihanoff and Christpher Maoloney in Dance To The Music

Dance fans are in for a treat next month at Pomegranate

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney are to team up in a new smash hit dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.

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BBC TV Egyptologist and curator Professor Joann Fletcher, dubbed Barnsley's Cleopatra by The Radio Times, brings the Ancient Egypt In Yorkshire exhibition to life with our free audio tour - download it today

FREE DOWNLOAD: Ancient Egypt In Yorkshire exhibition audio guide with BBC TV's Prof Joann Fletcher

Discover Ancient Egypt In Yorkshire - Gods’ Land in God’s County with our FREE museum exhibition audio guide for your mobile featuring BBC TV's much loved Egyptologist and guest curator Prof Joann Fletcher.

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10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

Brendan Cole brings his All Night Long show to Buxton Opera House on January 25, 2019

See Brendan Cole dance in live show All Night Long

Strictly Come Dancing’s charismatic Brendan Cole is bringing his live show All Night Long to Derbyshire.

City Centre Christmas Tree in City Square

XMAS CITY GUIDE: 21 things you must go see in Leeds this Christmas

Leeds city centre has been turned into a Winter Moments wonderland with 21 dazzling installations that have got to be seen this Christmas - thanks to LeedsBID and Welcome to Leeds.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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