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All The Fun Of The Fayre

Mike Smith looks forward to his seasonal visit to the Old Glossop Victorian Christmas Fayre

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
December 2019

A Portrait Of Rowsley

With art, heritage, shopping and fine dining, Mike Smith enjoys a day out at this lovely village on the edge of the Peak District National Park

6 mins read
Derbyshire Life
November 2019

Let's Go To Chesterfield

Neighbourhood know-how, people and places

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
November 2019

It's Coming Home

Feasts fit for an England football team – Tim Barker, head chef of the Hilton at St George’s Park near Burton upon Trent, explains why great food is a recipe for success at this four-star hotel

6 mins read
Derbyshire Life
November 2019

Material Gains

Andrew Griffihs visits two businesses in New Mills and ponders whether the high street revival could be built on offering things to do as well as buy

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
November 2019

Romantic Relics & Horrible Histories

Peter Seddon considers Derbyshire castles

7 mins read
Derbyshire Life
November 2019

The Caring Approach

Selecting a care home is one of the most important decisions anyone can make. But with the right planning in place, it can be a stress-free process

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

The Bluebird Of Happiness

Dreams have come true for Maxine Pincher as she opens her new gallery at the stylish Mercia Marina development near Derby

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

Straight From The Source

Combining supermarket convenience with artisan quality, SaucedHere.co.uk is revolutionising the Peak District food industry, one delivery at a time

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

Striking Gold

A modest coin collection can become a great investment over time

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

Mending Our Mountains

It was the great mountain photographer Walter Poucher who first named the Mam Tor – Lose Hill ridge which separates the Hope Valley from Edale ‘The Great Ridge’, in his Peak & Pennines guide of 1966.

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

Food Glorious Food!

Getting children involved in menu planning and using local suppliers have proved a recipe for success at Foremarke Hall, as Sue Grief explains

3 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

Derbyshire Life Luncheon

An inviting menu and some extra special flourishes made Derbyshire Life’s luncheon at Stancliffe Hall a memorable occasion

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

Come Rain Or Shine

Subaru claims its new XV compact crossover’s all-wheel-drive system makes its performance as good on the road as off-road. Will Rimell puts it to the test

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

Chef's Specials

Ray Moody, head chef at Santo’s Higham Farm Hotel near Alfreton, answers questions and shares two favourite recipes from their newly-launched menu

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

BlokOUT Festival 13th-15th July

A new festival of food and music with acts including Feeder and The Hoosiers, street food, entertainment, activities and camping. Locko Park, Spondon, www.blokout.co.uk

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
June 2018

‘The Loveliest Of Trees, The Cherry Now...'

Robert Vernon (snr) of The Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery at Smisby writes about the Prunus x ‘Kanzan’ flourishing in Smisby churchyard and, no doubt, in many other sites around Derbyshire

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

Surveying The Guardians Of The Moors

For me, the spine-chilling ‘cur-lee’ call of the curlew and the musical, liquid ‘tlui’ note of the golden plover are as much part of the experience of the bleak moors of the Dark Peak as the unrivalled sense of freedom they impart.

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

Plants That Changed Our Lives: The Cacao Tree

A Taste of Money

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

New Chancellor Installed At The University Of Derby

Lord William Burlington has been installed as the Chancellor of the University of Derby, an ‘ambassadorial’ role held by his father, the 12th Duke of Devonshire, for the last 10 years.

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

Never Forgotten

The forget-me-not’s name comes from an apocryphal German tale about a dashing knight and his star-struck lover.

1 min read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

Greetings With A Feel-Good Factor

Anna Danielle is the founder and face behind the delightful Derbyshire-based greetings card and gifts company The Little Dog Laughed. As the successful company celebrates its 20th anniversary year, Penelope Baddeley went to meet her

7 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

Inheritance Tax

The Residence Nil Rate Band : Will you benefit from the new rules?

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

Extensive Views And Hidden Halls

Mike Smith journeys to Holmesfield, an ancient manor on the hills south-west of Sheffield

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

Don't get burnt by an AGA

It’s important that anyone entering into a commercial property lease, whether a landlord or a tenant, considers their AGA (an acronym for Authorised Guarantee Agreement, contrary to the terrible pun).

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

Creating A Garden For RHS Chatsworth

The designer of the Best Show Garden at last year’s inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Paul Hervey-Brookes, takes us behind the scenes with a look at his garden for this year’s show

3 mins read
Derbyshire Life
May 2018

The County Set

Mike Smith talks to Chris Gilbert, the face behind the outstanding success of Bradwell Books, which celebrates aspects of our country’s unique local heritage

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2017

Making a House Into a Home

Alexandra Sheldon and Louise Walker, designers with Penrose Interiors, show us round a recent Peak District project

3 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2017

The Flowering of Kinder

Alexandra Sheldon and Louise Walker, designers with Penrose Interiors, show us round a recent Peak District project

2 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2017

Light at the End of the Rainbow

It was during a glittering charity bash that 14-year-old Abbi White’s button pictures raised an amazing £28,000 for Rainbows – the local children’s and young people’s hospice. Claire Bore searches out the vibrant place and the talented teenage artist

9 mins read
Derbyshire Life
April 2017