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Film Review: Last Flag Flying is touching and impressive

Last Flag Flying is a respectful anti-war film with charming comic sweetness, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Film Review: Day-Lewis bows out on a real high with Phantom Thread

Film Review: Day-Lewis bows out on a real high with Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread marks the final performance of Daniel Day-Lewis and what a way to go out, writes Natalie Stendall.

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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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Uplifting ballet for children is heading for venues across area

Uplifting ballet for children is heading for venues across area

Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children, Ugly Duckling, is to return to stages across the country with an extensive tour throughout the spring.

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Treasure hoards to go on display at city museum

Treasure hoards to go on display at city museum

Derby Museums will be displaying several locally found coin hoards in Derbyshire Unearthed: Coins and Coin Hoards, the second part of an exhibition of treasure and other artefacts discovered by the public.

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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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Winster resident Brian Long is preparing for a historic year as a tour guide to First World War sites in northern Europe.

Winster man set for historic year of First World War battlefield tours

An amateur historian from Winster is preparing for a momentous year leading centenary tours of former battlefields in northern Europe.

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Natalie Stendall.''Film reviewer for Mansfield and Ashfield Chads

REVIEW: Award-winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a must-see

Part drama part crime caper, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a magnificent and eccentric blend of realism and absurdity. From Martin McDonagh, writer director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, it’s already tipped for Oscar success with nine nominations at this year’s BAFTAs and four wins at the Golden Globes already in the bag.

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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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Derbyshire Dales District Council hope to steer the Matlock Bath Illuminations on a better financial path in 2018.

Matlock Bath Illuminations profits miss council target by £37,000

Derbyshire Dales District Council have revealed that the crowd-pleasing 2017 Matlock Bath Illuminations season did not hit its budget target.

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Old Apothecary shop manager Claire Pearson, who previously ran the Bee Tree women's clothing store in Matlock Bath.

New Matlock Bath beauty therapy shop revives magic of old apothecary

The owners of a new beauty and bathing shop in Matlock Bath are hoping customers will help peel back its 180 years of history to find a very modern apothecary.

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Applications are now open for the new series of Love Island

Applications for new series of Love Island open now

Fancy spending the summer in a luxury villa in the sunshine while looking for love?
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Joan Ward has been given a British Citizen Award for her services to the community of Dethick, Lea and Holloway

National award for parish councillor who led Holloway memorial project

A woman who has served on the parish council of Dethick, Lea and Holloway over many years has been recognised with a national honour.

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How the new Wirksworth Heritage Centre will look once work is complete, according to a design by Lathams Architects.

Work under way to transform new Wirksworth Heritage Centre building

Building work is under way to transform a disused townhouse in Wirksworth into a state-of-the art centre for showcasing local heritage.

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TV shows that turned 20 this year

TV shows that turned 20 this year

As 2017 draws to a close we take a look back at TV shows that turned 20 this year.

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Matlock Boxing Day raft race.'The first raft gets to the weir at Cromford, they get down safely.

Environment Agency issue appeal ahead of Matlock Boxing Day raft race

As the annual Matlock Boxing Day raft race paddles back into view, the Environment Agency has urged spectators to treat the river with care.

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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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