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Residents dismayed as church considers sale of Fritchley village hall

Fritchley residents have been left frustrated and dismayed as the religious organisation which owns their village hall contemplate selling it off.

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Pictured at the launch of the Tracking Our Heritage project, from left: Peak Rail trustee Roy Mackinlay, project team leader Catherine Croney, Mick Bond from the Peak Rail Association, chairman of the trustees David Lathrope, and project manager Richard Godley.

Heritage Lottery Midland Mainline rail project seeks Dales volunteers

The organisers of a new Lottery-funded rail heritage project are appealing for Matlock, Darley Dale and Rowsley residents to help set the wheels in motion.

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Summer Nights screenings return for eighth year

Summer Nights screenings return for eighth year

The Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival is back for an eighth year at 13 locations across the UK.

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Festival features feast for film fans

Festival features feast for film fans

Derby Film Festival returns from May 4-13 with a host of special guests, film previews and events, as well as over 50 feature films.

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Wirksworth filmmaker Stuart Wheldon is seeking production funding as he gears up to shoot his next horror short this summer.

Wirksworth filmmaker preps for horror short with crowdfunding campaign

Wirksworth filmmaker Stuart Wheeldon is about to launch a crowdfunding campaign in preparation for his next independent horror production.

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PROFESSOR ROBERT WINSTON AT THE IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON, FOR FELICIA BROOMFIELD INTERVIEW⬦⬦..PICTURE MURRAY SANDERS.

Talks galore at Guildhall Theatre this summer

Derby LIVE has plenty of thrilling talks this summer at the Guildhall Theatre, as part of Derby Book Festival.

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Prince Night returns to QUAD

Prince Night returns to QUAD

QUAD in Derby again commemorates the late star Prince with a Prince Night III, including a screening of Under The Cherry Moon, followed by a Prince DJ Night in QUAD Café bar.

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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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Chesterfield College visual arts students visit Cromford Mill.

Chesterfield College students stage art exhibition at Cromford Mills

Students from Chesterfield College are presenting their work in a free exhibition at Sir Richard Arkwright’s Mill in Cromford this week.

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Film Review: Thoroughbreds is an invigorating and provocative movie

Film Review: Thoroughbreds is an invigorating and provocative movie

Empathy is in short supply in Thoroughbreds, a darkly comic and unpredictable drama about two upper class teenage girls with a violent plan, writes Natalie Stendall.

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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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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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Sir Ken Dodd

11 of Sir Ken Dodd's best one-liners

Sir Ken Dodd, one of the last music hall entertainers has died at the age of 90, just two days after marrying his long-term partner, Anne Jones.

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Popcorn. Photo by Pixabay.

BAFTAs winner The Shape of Water screens at Buxton Cinema

Triple BAFTA winning film The Shape of Water will have a six-day run at a Derbyshire venue.

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Lisa Wildgoose, left, a wedding photographer from Matlock, has been named in the international top ten at the UK Guild of Photographers annual awards.

Wedding photography award puts Matlock single mum among world’s best

A single mum from Matlock has achieved industry acclaim just three years after launching her wedding and portrait photography business.

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Sienna Miller in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.  ;'Credit : Johan Persson

Review: Sienna Miller’s impressive performance in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

National Theatre Live presented a recorded live streaming of Tennessee Williams’ 1955 masterpiece ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton.

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Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino and Pretty Yende as Adina in L'Elisr d'Amore. Photo by Karen Almond.

Met Opera’s production of L’Elisir D’Amore beamed live to Derbyshire

An ancient legend, a potion of questionable origin, and a single tear: sometimes that’s all you need to live happily ever after.

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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.

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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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