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Tideswell Wakes Week ends in dazzling display of colour at carnival

Tideswell rode the heatwave all through its annual wakes week celebrations, as residents and visitors took to the streets and the skies.

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Spectacle "Maintenant ou jamais" de la fanfare Circa Tsuica, compagnie du Cheptel Aleikoum, en octobre 2017 � Paris.

Expanded Feste will take to city’s streets for three days later this year

Details of this September’s 12th Derby Festé programme have been revealed.

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World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

Renowned Matlock wildlife artist, environmentalist and television personality Pollyanna Pickering died last week following a short illness.

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Abi Turner.

Chesterfield dancer Abi ‘can’t wait’ for homecoming ‘All our Yesterdays’ show at Pomegranate

A professional dancer from Hasland who has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages admits her first homecoming show in more than a decade has her ‘racked with nerves’.

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Tickets on sale for Paddington 2 steam train Tornado’s Butterley visit

Tickets on sale for Paddington 2 steam train Tornado’s Butterley visit

Tickets are now on sale for the chance to ride behind the 21st Century steam train featured in the film Paddington 2 when it visits Butterley next month.

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Hansons Auctioneers valuer Jim Spencer poses with the cigar butt smoked by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill’s cigar butt up for sale at Derbyshire auctioneers

A cigar butt once smoked by Winston Churchill is to be sold at auction by the Belper man whose father received it as a treasured gift.

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Chesterfield council ask knitters to help make Armistice poppy tribute

Chesterfield council ask knitters to help make Armistice poppy tribute

Knitters, crocheters and sewers in Chesterfield are being asked to help mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

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Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor in Dance To The Music

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.

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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.

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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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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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