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REVIEW: Strictly stars dance through the decades in Chesterfield

Strictly stars danced through the decades as they took Chesterfield’s Pomegranate theatre back in time with the best music of the last 100 years.

Theatre and Comedy
Matlock resident Emma Worrell, of Little Pig Jewellery Design, will exhibiting her handmade work at LondonEdge, a trade show for alternative youth subcultures, at the Business Design Centre in Islington, February 11-12.

Matlock teacher turned jewellery designer in London industry spotlight

A former deputy headteacher from Matlock is hoping to take her new career to another level when she exhibits her handmade jewellery at a major trade show in London.

Derbyshire
Uplifting ballet for children is heading for venues across area

Uplifting ballet for children is heading for venues across area

Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children, Ugly Duckling, is to return to stages across the country with an extensive tour throughout the spring.

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Treasure hoards to go on display at city museum

Treasure hoards to go on display at city museum

Derby Museums will be displaying several locally found coin hoards in Derbyshire Unearthed: Coins and Coin Hoards, the second part of an exhibition of treasure and other artefacts discovered by the public.

Arts
Daniel Henshaw, front left, an author and teacher from Wirksworth was part of a team of writers taking on the Eggheads in the BBC television quiz

Wirksworth children’s author enjoys a brush with the BBC Eggheads

A budding children’s author from Wirksworth had a brush with 15 minutes of television fame, when he was part of a team taking on BBC Two’s resident Eggheads.

Derbyshire

In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

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A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

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.

Arts
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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The Book of Forgotten Authors

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?

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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.

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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.

Whats on
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.

Crime

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.

Arts
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.

Derbyshire
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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