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PREVIEW: Plenty for opera fans to enjoy

Opera fans around the region, who don’t mind a bit of travel, have a varied line-up of productions to suit all musical tastes, writes Tony Spittles.

Music
Watson will be making his Mark with Derbyshire visit

Watson will be making his Mark with Derbyshire visit

Comedian and author Mark Watson will be bringing his MW tour to Matlock Bath’s Grand Pavilion on September 22.

Theatre and Comedy
Will you be taking on a DIY project this Easter?

Third of Derbyshire households admit to having a DIY disaster

Easter is often a popular time for people to turn their thoughts to doing a spot of DIY.

Lifestyle
Diversity enter the arena in spectacular style. Photo courtesy of Dom Henry for the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

REVIEW: Diversity’s incredible Genesis show will leave you amazed and in awe

Wow, wow, wow! It’s hours since I witnessed dance group Diversity’s Genesis show at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, and i’m still gobsmacked.

Arts
The National Space Centre is a voyage of discovery for children

REVIEW: National Space Centre is out of this world

The mystery that surrounds space, our solar system and the world beyond our atmosphere has fascinated generation after generation.

Lifestyle
The brilliant Hi-Lite Bruton having fun with the crowd. Copyright Barry Gossage Photography (Photo by Barry Gossage)

REVIEW: Harlem Globetrotters combine comedy and class at Motorpoint Arena

I apologise in advance, but there is only one way to describe the appearance of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena — the show was a slam dunk!

Whats on
Crich Tramway Museums exhibits have been deemed to have national importance but now they need protection.

Crich museum seeks council approval for £400,000 plans

Having secured vital funds for the project earlier this year, Crich Tramway Village is now seeking council approval to refurbish its historic depot.

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View from the Quayside towards the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, The Sage Gateshead and The Tyne Bridge.

Newcastle revealed as the UK’s happiest place

Norway may be the happiest country on earth, but Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the happiest city in the UK, according to a new study by the UK’s number one bingo site, GalaBingo.com.

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Heanor Retail Park where a Costa Coffee is going to be built.

Big name coffee chain seeks permission for Heanor shop

Building plans have been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council for a big name coffee chain looking to open its first outlet in Heanor.

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Peppa Pig World will have you squealing with joy

If you have a child aged under five then, chances are, Peppa Pig plays a major part in your life.

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Copacabana Beach

Thrills in Brazil, highs in Uruguay, tangos in Argentina

An ambition was realised when I read the itinerary Fred Olsen Cruise Lines was offering. Their ship Boudicca was visiting exciting places in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and oh, yes via Cape Verde islands off West Africa.

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Citywide performances of Classic Thriller Season this summer

Citywide performances of Classic Thriller Season this summer

The Theatre Royal Nottingham’s annual Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season will go on tour to other venues in the city, due to closure for building works over the summer.

Theatre and Comedy
Cricket duo will be having a ball at the Royal Concert Hall

Cricket duo will be having a ball at the Royal Concert Hall

There will be cricket-themed laughs galore at An Evening With Aggers and Tuffers, taking place on Monday, April 24, at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall.

Theatre and Comedy
The Great Ridge, Peak District National Park.

REVEALED: The East Midlands’ favourite beauty spots

A stunning ridge walk and a legendary forest have been revealed as two of our region’s favourite beauty spots.

News
Nearly a third of Brits don’t spend Mother’s Day with their mum

Nearly a third of Brits don’t spend Mother’s Day with their mum

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday so what do you have planned?

Offbeat
Oysterband announced as one of headliners at Derby Folk Festival

Oysterband announced as one of headliners at Derby Folk Festival

Oysterband will be joining this year’s Derby Folk Festival as the headline evening act for Friday, October 6.

Music
Betrayal, Derby Theatre

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE: Ten amazing things to do in Derbyshire

The weekend has nearly landed - and what better way to kick off the fun than by checking out our indispensable guide to the best things to do across Derbyshire.

Lifestyle
WIN! Nominate your mum for a luxury facial and £150 beauty hamper

WIN! Nominate your mum for a luxury facial and £150 beauty hamper

Mother’s Day is on the horizon, but don’t worry about having to find the perfect gift because we’ve teamed up with the award-winning Mark Leeson salon to make sure one mum is lavished with a brilliant pampering package.

News
Soap star Sam to glide into town for Pomegranate panto

Soap star Sam to glide into town for Pomegranate panto

A hunky soap star and Dancing on Ice champion is set to glide onto the stage at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, this Christmas when he stars in The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan.

Theatre and Comedy
FILM REVIEW: Natalie Stendall on an uplifting documentary that is never sentimental

FILM REVIEW: Natalie Stendall on an uplifting documentary that is never sentimental

Oscar-nominated documentary Life, Animated traces the childhood of Owen, a young man with autism who learned to connect with the world through Disney’s animated films, writes Natalie Stendall.

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