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Heanor’s festive weekend brings ice rink, Christmas fair and fireworks

Heanor’s festive weekend brings ice rink, Christmas fair and fireworks

A temporary ice rink will be built in Heanor this weekend, bringing added thrills and spills to the town’s traditional Christmas market day.

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Ripley Academy students learn about homelessness in Christmas exchange

Ripley Academy students learn about homelessness in Christmas exchange

Students at a Ripley school had an eye-opening exchange before Christmas after giving gifts for residents of a Derbyshire housing organisation.

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Heanor food firm serves up two new Christmas pudding creations for M&S

Heanor food firm serves up two new Christmas pudding creations for M&S

The countdown to Christmas has been underway for some time at one Amber Valley company whose products will take a central place on millions of dining tables come December 25.

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Ripley gearing up for its festive celebrations

Ripley gearing up for its festive celebrations

Christmas comes to town in November with a weekend of festive celebrations starting on Friday 27 at 6.30pm when the mayor councillor Michael Missett will be joined by the Certificate of Merit Winner 2015 to switch on the Christmas Lights.

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KILBURN: Christmas lights switch on

KILBURN: Christmas lights switch on

Mayoress of Amber Valley Cllr Angela Ward and consort David Ward are set to attend the Kilburn Christmas lights switch on and carol service at Kilburn

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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

15 weird and wonderful Christmas food and drink facts

Fancy a festive family bucket this Christmas?In Japan, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken has become something of a Yule tide tradition for