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10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

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Sutton ramblers head off to Derbyshire for festive walk

Sutton ramblers head off to Derbyshire for festive walk

Sunday December 17 is the date for Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club’s Christmas Ramble in Derbyshire’s Wessington, Crich and Ambergate area.

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Aldercar High School has joined the Artsmark Award scheme, run by Arts Council England to champion arts and culture in the classroom.

Langley Mill school celebrates new status as arts and culture champion

Staff and students at a Langley Mill school have welcomed the news that they are to join a scheme championing arts and culture classrooms.

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Film Review: Battle of the Sexes

Film Review: Battle of the Sexes

From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes a taut sporting drama with a political edge, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Brendan Cole brings his All Night Long show to Buxton Opera House on January 25, 2019

See Brendan Cole dance in live show All Night Long

Strictly Come Dancing’s charismatic Brendan Cole is bringing his live show All Night Long to Derbyshire.

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Record crowds packed out Market Place to be part of the event.

Ripley Christmas lights switch-on a festive night of family traditions

The joys of Christmas returned to Ripley in traditional style at the weekend.

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One of Tony Fisher's shots in the Brussels 'Home' exhibition features a rose a rose he found on the beach by an abandoned pier in Weston Super Mare.

Amber Valley photographer represents UK at European mental health show

A photographer from Riddings will be the focus of continental attention this week, after being selected to represent Britain in a special exhibition.

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REVIEW: Daddy’s Home 2 oozes feelgood vibes in spite of lazy writing

REVIEW: Daddy’s Home 2 oozes feelgood vibes in spite of lazy writing

With their petty jealousies settled in 2015’s hit comedy Daddy’s Home, dad Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and stepdad Brad (Will Ferrell) reunite for a ‘together Christmas’ with their wives and stepchildren in Daddy’s Home 2.

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VIDEO: Alfreton Christmas lights switch-on brings festive buzz to town

Alfreton saw a dazzling display of festive spirit last weekend, as crowds packed the town centre to see the Christmas lights switched on.

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Strictly stars will trip the light fantastic next year in new show

Strictly stars will trip the light fantastic next year in new show

Following a sensational sell-out debut tour last year, Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton are back in 2018 with a brand new show.

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Dickensian character Fagin played by Robert Laughlin in the Chapel.

PICTURES: Chatsworth House gives Christmas a Dickens twist

Visitors to Chatsworth this Christmas will be transported to Victorian England as the stately home celebrates some of Charles Dickens’ best-loved works.

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Which is your favourite of this year's Christmas adverts?

VOTE: Which is your favourite of this year's Christmas adverts?

Over the last few years, television adverts have become a massive part of the Christmas festivities.

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Rise and fall of world famous Ripley firm retold in new film

Rise and fall of world famous Ripley firm retold in new film

The Ripley and District Heritage Trust has released a new documentary film on the rise and fall of the world famous Butterley company and its role in engineering the last 200 years of the town’s history.

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Scouts Katie Watts, Liam Pickering and Oliver Blagg were selling toffee apples to raise funds for their trip to the World Jamboree in 2019

Codnor Bonfire Night celebrations draw crowd of thousands

Codnor’s annual Bonfire Night celebrations were a crackling success enjoyed by thousands of residents.

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VIDEO: E4's Tattoo Fixers looking for people to take part in new series

Do you have a terrible tattoo you'd love to get covered up?

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See Ugly Duckling kids’ ballet when it comes to area

See Ugly Duckling kids’ ballet when it comes to area

Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children, Ugly Duckling, is to return to stages across the country with an extensive tour throughout spring 2018. The production will run from May to June 2018, visiting more than 20 theatres, including Buxton Opera House on May 26, Derby Theatre on May 31, and Mansfield Palace Theatre on June 5.

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie in UK cinemas now. Copyright 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved Copyright  2017 The LEGO Group

WIN: The LEGO Ninjago Movie film merchandise goody pack

To celebrate the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, now in UK cinemas, Warner Bros Pictures have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a film merchandise goody pack.

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There's a Take Me Out over 50s special being planned.

Take Me Out looking for 'silver foxes' and 'golden girls' for over 50s special

Hit ITV dating show Take Me Out is looking for 'silver foxes' and 'golden girls' to appear in a new over 50s special.

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The film will be in cinemas in December.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi official trailer is released

The official trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been released - sending fans into a frenzy on social media.

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Lynn Clarke and Aileen Cook get some help to check out the attractions at Crich Tramway Village.

Steampunks take Crich Tramway museum back to the future

Crich Tramway Village was transported back to the future at the weekend, as a gathering of steampunks mixed science fiction with Victorian vintage.

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