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Haddon Hall performance for Belper Singers

Belper Singers will be performing at Haddon Hall later this month.

Music
Derbyshire Dales District Council's Matlock Hall Leys Park has been recognised as world class by the international Green Flag Award scheme for the 11th consecutive year. From left, council Clean & Green team members Paul Marsden, Scott Palmer, and area supervisor Ian Buxton.

Matlock Hall Leys park placed among world’s best with Green Flag award

Hall Leys Park in Matlock has been recognised as world class by the international Green Flag Award Scheme for the 11th consecutive year.

News
Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Kevin Bryan returns with his latest round-up of some of the new music releases.

Music
Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

In Ideal Home, the same-sex parenting comedy with a warm and fuzzy centre, Steve Coogan is the lively cookery show presenter, Erasmus, whose long-lost grandson, Bill, arrives unannounced when his dad is arrested, writes Natalie Stendall.

Arts

Live like a movie star in a house with it’s own cinema....and gym, and bar, and games room, and sauna

This superb executive property boasts its own cinema room as part of a luxury living experience.

Lifestyle

A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see your picture appear online and in the newspaper please send them in via email. They don’t have to be related to a news story - they could be a local landmark, a gathering of friends - anything that records everyday life. Check back again next week to see more great shots.

Lifestyle
Ben Robinson in the newly refurbished Hope and Anchor, Market Place, Wirksworth.

Historic Wirksworth pub begins new era of food and drink after revamp

An historic Wirksworth pub has entered a new era after a major revamp by new bosses with food and drink they say is “unrivalled” in the town.

News

A family country manor set in beautiful grounds with stunning views

This beautiful and substantial five bedroomed family home has been extended and renovated and boasts good-sized gardens and far-reaching open views to the rear.

Lifestyle
Chris Margrave, head gardener at Clumber Park

Handsome hyperciums are great for the heights of summer

Most keen gardeners will be familiar with hypericum Hidcote, a classic garden variety which is reliable, rewarding and easy to grow, and named after a famous National Trust garden.

Lifestyle

This week’s fascinating slideshow of Matlock’s past

Take a trip down Memory Lane and have a look at some bygone snaps of Matlock.

News
Top jazz funk and fusion bands join forces for special gig in Derby

Top jazz funk and fusion bands join forces for special gig in Derby

Two of Derbyshire’s premier jazz funk and fusion bands are joining forces for a double headline gig later this month.

Lifestyle
Black Forest, Germany.

Sights and delights of romantic Rhine

The last time I cruised down a river was in my father’s fishing cobble as a young boy. I said to my wife “I would fancy a river cruise holiday”, the response was muted.

Lifestyle
Peak District gamekeepers are reporting catastrophic species loss as a result of the fire on Saddleworth Moor near Oldham.

Moorland fire: gamekeepers say Buxton lantern event should be scrapped

Peak District gamekeepers have renewed calls for an upcoming Chinese lantern festival to be snuffed out after seeing the devastation caused by the huge wildfire on Saddleworth Moor.

News

Six of the best ice cream parlours in Derbyshire

The sun is shining right across Derbyshire and temperatures are on the rise.

News
Students from Year 4 at St Anselm's Preparatory School in Bakewell released the sweet treat, supplied by the Bakewell Bakery, into orbit attached to a high-altitude balloon and part of their term project.

Bakewell school high-altitude pudding experiment lost in Lincolnshire

The Bakewell pudding sent into space for a school science experiment last week is still missing despite the story gaining global attention.

News
Feast of G and S is heading your way as festival returns

Feast of G and S is heading your way as festival returns

The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will open its 2018 season in Buxton Opera House on Tuesday, July 31, and start the celebrations rolling for the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival’s 25th Anniversary, just where it all began in 1994.

Theatre and Comedy
Derbyshire pianists to perform in Bakewell recital

Derbyshire pianists to perform in Bakewell recital

Gillian Bithel and Beate Toyka, the well-known Derbyshire piano duo, will be giving a recital in Bakewell Parish Church on July 21 at 11am.

Music
Get your tickets for this year’s Dronfest event

Get your tickets for this year’s Dronfest event

Two acclaimed local bands will be spearheading the line-up at this year’s Dronfest.

Music
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