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Retired Matlock couple craft hundreds of log snowmen to help hospice

Retired Matlock couple craft hundreds of log snowmen to help hospice

A retired couple from Matlock have spent the best part of a year crafting hundreds of log snowmen to raise money for a north Derbyshire hospice.

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Calver shopkeeper turns Santa to help mum fufil special Christmas wish

Calver shopkeeper turns Santa to help mum fufil special Christmas wish

A Calver shopkeeper has made a young girl’s Christmas wish come true, after giving her one of the trolleys she loves to play with.

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Bradwell village switch on hydroelectric Christmas lights in UK first

Bradwell village switch on hydroelectric Christmas lights in UK first

Residents of a Hope Valley village may be dreaming of a wet Christmas, after launching what may be the UK’s first hydro-powered illuminations.

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League of Friends bring Christmas cheer to Darley Dale hospital

League of Friends bring Christmas cheer to Darley Dale hospital

Matlock Hospitals League of Friends spread seasonal cheer to Whitworth Hospital in Darley Dale, presenting a collection of gifts to be used by patients.

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CONCERN after more than 50 Christmas trees stolen from Derbyshire site

CONCERN after more than 50 Christmas trees stolen from Derbyshire site

Derbyshire business owners are being warned to boost security after more than 50 Christmas trees were stolen from a site near Grindleford.

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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

15 weird and wonderful Christmas food and drink facts

Fancy a festive family bucket this Christmas?In Japan, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken has become something of a Yule tide tradition for