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Peak District parkrun group to launch in Bakewell this month

The worldwide parkrun phenomenon is stretching its legs into the Derbyshire Dales, with a new weekly event being launched later this month.

News
RESCUE ME: Could you give Smudge the cat a home?

RESCUE ME: Could you give Smudge the cat a home?

This elegant lady is Smudge, a 14-year-old feline who is ageing beautifully… but with a twist!

Lifestyle
Slimming World has re-categorised some foods for its diet plan

Slimming World reveal the 'free' foods that are now actually 'syns'

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns

News

VIDEO: Youlgrave baker makes nativity cake masterpiece to help school

A Youlgrave baker has given an early Christmas gift to the village school after creating a jaw-dropping nativity scene in cake form to fundraise for playground refurbishments.

News
CITY FOCUS: Nottingham is jam-packed and perfect for a festive visit

CITY FOCUS: Nottingham is jam-packed and perfect for a festive visit

If you like the hustle and bustle of a modern city in the run-up to Christmas, but with all the attractions within walking distance of each other, then Nottingham is right up your street.

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A loco on the line at Midland Railway - Butterley

FESTIVE REVIEW: all aboard the Santa Special trains at Midland Railway

Santa Claus is on his way......but wait, how can the children make sure the man in red knows what your kids would like on the big day?

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Sutton ramblers head off to Derbyshire for festive walk

Sutton ramblers head off to Derbyshire for festive walk

Sunday December 17 is the date for Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club’s Christmas Ramble in Derbyshire’s Wessington, Crich and Ambergate area.

Arts
Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

It’s Record Review time again with Kevin Bryan.

Music
Hits galore as Slade UK play tribute gig in Derby

Hits galore as Slade UK play tribute gig in Derby

Slade UK perform their tribute to Slade at The Flowerpot in Derby on Wednesday, December 20.

Music
RESCUE ME: can you give Roxy a home for Christmas?

RESCUE ME: can you give Roxy a home for Christmas?

We are relaunching our regular feature, Rescue Me, and this week, in conjunction with the RSPCA, we are appealing to help find a home for seven-year-old staffy Roxy in time for Christmas.

Lifestyle
Cadet band to play latest fundraising concert in Long Eaton

Cadet band to play latest fundraising concert in Long Eaton

The Band of Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) will be taking to the stage in Long Eaton to help to raise money for a number of local charities by taking part in a festive concert.

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Spooky tales in store as Marty returns for latest Belper performance

No.28 in Belper Market Place plays host to the latest performance at the venue by Marty Ross on Saturday, December 16.

Theatre and Comedy
REM tribute band to play at Flowerpot

REM tribute band to play at Flowerpot

Stipe bring their tribute to REM to The Flowerpot in Derby on Tuesday, December 19.

Music
Dawn Hutcheson, of the 2nd Matlock Brownies and Guides, has been presented with the Queen's Guide Award.

Matlock Guides leader given honour of rare Queen’s award

An inspirational young woman from Matlock has been presented with the Girlguiding movement’s higest award at a ceremony in Westminster.

News

REVEALED: Video and more photos of the lost villages ‘drowned’ beneath Ladybower Reservoir

They were lost to the world nearly 75 years ago - but here’s another glimpse of the villages drowned and sitting at the bottom of Ladybower Reservoir.

News
Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Here is Kevin Bryan’s latest Record Review, looking at some of the new music releases

Music

COLUMN: Discover the best of the UK’s nature

Now that the leaves have turned, the temperature has dropped and much-loved programmes such as Autumnwatch and Blue Planet II have returned to our screens - the nation’s love for wildlife has been rekindled and there has never been a better time to get out 
and explore nature at its very 
best.

Lifestyle
Police and council workers could be given new powers to tackle alcohol misuse in public spaces.

Derbyshire Dales council look to extend Public Space Protection Orders

Derbyshire Dales District Council has launched a public consultation on possible new restrictions against the use of alcohol, barbecues and vehicles in places such as parks, recreation grounds and play areas.

News
‘Singing fireman’ rounds off great year with NYE performance at Royal Concert Hall

‘Singing fireman’ rounds off great year with NYE performance at Royal Concert Hall

Performing on stage with Grammy nominated East Midlands’ orchestra Sinfonia Viva at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on New Year’s Eve will be a fitting way to finish a busy year for Heanor singer and firefighter Andy Quinn.

Music
Brass and voices in close harmony at Bakewell concert

Brass and voices in close harmony at Bakewell concert

Bakewell Silver Band and Inspirations Theatre Company are joining forces for a Christmas Concert in Bakewell.

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