Going full circle, Nik Cook returns to Thornbridge Brewery, the starting point of his seven year odyssey around the micro-breweries of Derbyshire.
The Search Is on
Here’s your chance to support the finest local food and drink businesses as we launch the Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017. Go online and make your nominations!
Signs Of The Times
THE wonderful, reassuring, castiron, dark green-painted footpath signs which mark the start and finish points of so many of our finest public footpaths in the Peak are the only evidence most walkers see of the sterling work of the Peak and Northern Footpath Society, now in its 124th year.
Surely even mottephobics can’t fail to be converted by Paul Hobson’s fantastic photographs of our elegant and secretive flying friends.
Go Drive It!
Vauxhall’s Mokka X may be a facelifted model but it launches a new range of SUVs and crossovers. Andy Russell drives.
Field Maple: A Cabinet Makers' Delight
OF the estimated ten species of maple which are native to Europe only one, the field maple, managed to migrate north into England before Britain became isolated from continental Europe by water.
Fashion Couture With a Conscience
Elizabeth Meller, the Derbyshire-born director of Frida Josef fashion, tells how her unique clothing business came about.
Derbyshire's High Sheriff
Pat Ashworth talks to Annie Hall who was sworn in as High Sheriffon 6th April.
Mike Smith meets the winner of Derbyshire Life’s Landscape Painter of the Year 2016 Award.
A Flowering Triumph
Stunning displays and creativity are high on the list for the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.
Broadcasting To The Peak
Following the high peak MP’s praise in parliament, Lissa Cook reports on life at high peak and ashbourne radio.
As the county cricket season opens, Nigel Powlson meets the returning Derbyshire cricketing hero...
The Flowering Of Kinder
NEARLY half a century ago in his classic Journey through Britain, the writer-naturalist John Hillaby penned a vivid description of the summit of Kinder Scout: ‘The top of Kinder looks as if it’s entirely covered in the droppings of dinosaurs.’
Spring's Perfect Dance
Paul Hobson records the courtship of the great crested grebes.
Weathering The Heights!
Andrew Griffiths goes on a day trip from his home in the north of the county to scale the Heights of Abraham.
Mike Smith tells the tale of a great feat of model engineering from the 1940s – now back on display close to the maker’s home town of Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Sign Of The Times
Sarah Newton meets Derby’s CBeebies presenter and Breakthrough Brit Ashley Kendall.
Experiencing Jane Eyre
Romantic Haddon Hall takes on a familiar guise with a different twist to give modern audiences a compelling new take on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel.
Pictures Of Winter Colour
Griselda Kerr, whose garden in melbourne opens for the ngs this month, suggests bright plantings to gladden the garden view.
The Honey Gets Sweeter
Little over apiaries – A world wide honey producer based in Derbyshire – is celebrating over 20 years in business.
A Dawn Mission
Paul hobson on ‘that golden moment’ – the despair and the delight.