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A helping hand

It’s the staff behind the scenes at care and retirement homes that can make all the difference to our loved ones enjoying their new residence

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2020

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

At this year’s N&EMPF Exhibition, local photographer David Keep achieved some of the highestever scores for his photography. Here he talks about his path to success

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

A ZEST FOR LIFE

The inspirational story of David Greaves whose life was tragically cut short by illness. Mike Smith reports

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

Building bridges

Whaley Bridge became the focus of world attention last summer, when the reservoir dam cracked and threatened to wash away the town. Now the reports have been published. Andrew Griffihs investigates.

7 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

Buildings of delight

Mike Smith unearths past tales and present trails around the intriguing village of Hassop - a perfect post-social distancing destination

6 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

Derbyshire's New High Sheriff Tony Walker CBE

Pat Ashworth talks to the former Deputy MD of Toyota Manufacturing UK who was installed as High Sheriff of Derbyshire for 2020/21 on 2nd April

8 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

THE SWEET BLUEBELL

The sight of bluebells in the woodlands of Derbyshire and the Peak District is a sure sign that spring has arrived. Local photographer Gary Wallis reminds us of three places where there are some of the best displays of these wonderful flowers, which will be there again next year!

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

WHISPERS OF THE PAST

How Eyam’s crisis three and a half centuries ago offers inspiration for current challenges

6 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

SAVING OUR LAPWINGS

Paul Hobson makes a call to arms to help restore that glorious, evocative, countryside, spring sight and sound the flight and cry of the Peewit

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

Watching the birds

Andrew Griffiths confesses that catching fish is only a small part of why he loves fly fishing Derbyshire’s rivers

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

The man set on charting a course

Martyn Baguley remembers William Mudge (1762-1820), one of the founding figures of the Ordnance Survey, on the 200th anniversary of his death

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2020

Town & Village Tales

Looking back on 15 years of town and village articles Ashley Franklin highlights some notable gems of life in Derbyshire

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

'Watching butterflies at Hoe Grange is a fantastic and rewarding experience'

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

Taking to the hills

The second highest plateau in the Peak District is home to stunning scenery, wild weather, wreckage from a tragic aeroplane crash and a world-famous path – as well as being on the frontline of the battle against pollution. Peter Naldrett visits the peaty summit of Bleaklow

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

In the valley of Combs

Mike Smith visits the idyllic secluded village near Chapel-en-le-Frith and bounded by the high gritstone hills of Castle Naze, Combs Moss and Ladder Hill

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

How sweet it is! Derbyshire – a chocolate heaven

Catherine Roth visits two of the county’s most successful chocolatiers – Holdsworth Chocolates of Bakewell and Barry Colenso

7 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

CRICKET LOVELY CRICKET

As Derbyshire County Cricket Club celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020, Nigel Powlson looks back at a long history of being the underdog and having to battle against the odds to bring success back home

9 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

April Follies: WIRKSWORTH to CHATSWORTH

Feel the joys of spring on this jolly jaunt visiting some of Derbyshire’s finest follies – from the star disc of Wirksworth to the Hunting Tower of Chatsworth, via Birchover’s Druid Caves!

3 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

All well... and good

After a career in fashion Pentrich-born Jayn Sterland returned to her roots and is now Managing Director of Weleda UK – the world renowned producers of natural cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Catherine Roth catches up with her at the Ilkeston headquarters

7 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

A Viking Quest

Dr Gareth Williams, British Museum curator and expert on the history and archaeology of the Vikings and of Tutbury Castle, advised on a recent case concerning the illegal break-up of a Viking hoard of ‘national importance’.

7 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

A LODGE with a view

The Duchess of Rutland has taken inspiration from the surrounding moorland for her splendid refurbishment of Moscar Lodge near Bamford. She tells Catherine Roth about the project

3 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2020

The Egret has landed

Paul Hobson tells the heartening account of the survival and return to our shores of a bird whose beautiful plumage once resulted in its downfall

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020

Spirit of the game

Wheathills has recently completed an intricate sculpture – commissioned by Dr Dallas Burston who turned up the ball for the Royal Shrovetide Match in 2017 – which captures the essence of the game

8 mins read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020

Lea Hurst

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale this May, Peter Kay – the owner and restorer of her family home in Derbyshire – talks to Pat Ashworth

6 mins read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020

PICTURING THE PAST

A definitive guide to the fascinating history of one of the county’s most popular villages – Matlock Bath: A Perfectly Romantic Place – has just been published

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020

Picture Perfect Derbyshire

A selection of stunning county sights photographed by Ashley Franklin

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020

On golden pond

Ponds encourage many exciting new visitors to your garden and are a great way to take a peek at even more species! Nick Brown, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Enquiries Officer, tells us more about his own pond and how to build your own

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020

Holding on to CLEAR BLUE WATER

Andrew Griffiths wades into the Darley Dale headquarters of Peak UK, an award-winning kayaking equipment designer, and manufacturer, to find out the secrets of its success

7 mins read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020

From CYCLE RACING to UPCYCLING

Triple Olympic medal winner and British Road Racing Champion Rob Hayles has turned his attention to ‘Carbon Concepts’, creating bespoke cycling-inspired items from his Peak District home. Mike Smith reports

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020

CHESTERFIELD Derbyshire's ‘second city'

A great history and splendid modern developments are creating an exciting place to live and visit

1 min read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020