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Mon Jan 23 23:17:09 GMT 2017
This is a sponsorship event where you can fundraise for your cause and ours* by entering a Team of Four Swimmers in our Buxton Swimathon at Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre, St John's Road, SK17 6BE, then sign up lots of sponsors. The amount you raise is split equally. Full details and Team Entry, Sponsorship and Parent Consent Forms (for those...

Wed Jun 18 17:02:21 BST 2014
Peak Shopping Village have joined forces with Age UK’s local fund raising committee to raise much needed funds to improve the lives of people in later life and support Age UK research projects. The fun Bake Off event will take place in the Old Station Building at Peak Shopping Village on Saturday July 26 th.. Three...

Wed Jun 18 17:02:21 BST 2014
Peak Shopping Village have joined forces with Age UK’s local fund raising committee to raise much needed funds to improve the lives of people in later life and support Age UK research projects. The fun Bake Off event will take place in the Old Station Building at Peak Shopping Village on Saturday July 26 th.. Three...

Thu Jun 05 13:03:31 BST 2014

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Thu Jun 05 12:58:07 BST 2014
Residents in Grindleford are counting the days until their  new village community shop opens for the first time on 14 June.   Four years in the planning, the community shop will be run by a team of volunteers from the village and nearby.  The shop has been offered accommodation in the local church to get them...

Thu Jun 05 12:58:07 BST 2014
Residents in Grindleford are counting the days until their  new village community shop opens for the first time on 14 June.   Four years in the planning, the community shop will be run by a team of volunteers from the village and nearby.  The shop has been offered accommodation in the local church to get them...

Wed May 28 07:50:48 BST 2014
Flower Festival and Well Dressings. Our successful annual festival continues this year on the new theme of "Flower Power". It is held in the beautiful and historic Methodist chapel in Hayfield, Derbyshire. A well dressing adjoins the church and wells throughout the village will also be dressed. No charge for viewing. Donations welcome....

Wed May 28 07:50:48 BST 2014
Flower Festival and Well Dressings. Our successful annual festival continues this year on the new theme of "Flower Power". It is held in the beautiful and historic Methodist chapel in Hayfield, Derbyshire. A well dressing adjoins the church and wells throughout the village will also be dressed. No charge for viewing. Donations welcome....

Thu May 15 17:27:40 BST 2014
Peak Shopping Village goes Vintage in the Village with shopping event Peak Shopping Village is hosting a Vintage in the Village weekend on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th May. The Rowsley shopping village has teamed up with Staffordshire base d event organisers, Blue Strawberry, to host a vintage themed affair with entertainment...

Thu May 15 17:27:40 BST 2014
Peak Shopping Village goes Vintage in the Village with shopping event Peak Shopping Village is hosting a Vintage in the Village weekend on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th May. The Rowsley shopping village has teamed up with Staffordshire base d event organisers, Blue Strawberry, to host a vintage themed affair with entertainment...

Mon May 12 10:23:46 BST 2014
Buxton Festival will be presenting three special Evenings in the Opera House with well-known figures, best-selling novelist Jeffrey Archer, Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie and explorer Ranulph Fiennes. Bestselling author and former politician Jeffrey Archer talks about his colourful life and times on Sunday 13 July and broadcaster and writer...

Mon May 12 10:23:46 BST 2014
Buxton Festival will be presenting three special Evenings in the Opera House with well-known figures, best-selling novelist Jeffrey Archer, Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie and explorer Ranulph Fiennes. Bestselling author and former politician Jeffrey Archer talks about his colourful life and times on Sunday 13 July and broadcaster and writer...

Mon May 12 09:11:23 BST 2014
oin us at Callow Hall Ashbourne for our exciting Wedding Open Day on Sunday May 18th between 12pm and 4pm and see for yourself why we are the wedding venue for you! Every wedding at this amazing venue is unique and we can cater for ceremonies and receptions for parties of 10 up to 150. You will have exclusive use of the house and...

Mon May 12 09:11:23 BST 2014
oin us at Callow Hall Ashbourne for our exciting Wedding Open Day on Sunday May 18th between 12pm and 4pm and see for yourself why we are the wedding venue for you! Every wedding at this amazing venue is unique and we can cater for ceremonies and receptions for parties of 10 up to 150. You will have exclusive use of the house and...

Mon May 12 09:05:26 BST 2014
Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s ongoing review of its options prior to finalising ground development plans has been boosted by the potential availability of additional funding estimated to scale as much as £2million. The Club has already secured grant funding of £1.7million following the introduction of the Supervisory...

Mon May 12 09:05:26 BST 2014
Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s ongoing review of its options prior to finalising ground development plans has been boosted by the potential availability of additional funding estimated to scale as much as £2million. The Club has already secured grant funding of £1.7million following the introduction of the Supervisory...

Mon May 12 09:01:36 BST 2014
Friday – Sunday, 16th On course for a thrilling event! The stage is set for three days of thrilling world-class competition combining elegant dressage, nail-biting show jumping and dramatic cross-country at the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s beautiful parkland at Chatsworth near Bakewell, Derbyshire. The 3-star international...

Mon May 12 09:01:36 BST 2014
Friday – Sunday, 16th On course for a thrilling event! The stage is set for three days of thrilling world-class competition combining elegant dressage, nail-biting show jumping and dramatic cross-country at the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s beautiful parkland at Chatsworth near Bakewell, Derbyshire. The 3-star international...

Mon Dec 02 12:37:55 GMT 2013
Santa comes to Rowsley !  Santa is coming to Peak Shopping Village on the last two weekends in December (14th and 15th & 21st and 22nd )  You can visit him in the grotto or book to have breakfast and story time with him at Massarella's.  Grotto runs 11am -4pm and entry is £4 per child, entry includes a...

Mon Dec 02 12:37:55 GMT 2013
Santa comes to Rowsley !  Santa is coming to Peak Shopping Village on the last two weekends in December (14th and 15th & 21st and 22nd )  You can visit him in the grotto or book to have breakfast and story time with him at Massarella's.  Grotto runs 11am -4pm and entry is £4 per child, entry includes a...

Thu Nov 28 08:48:29 GMT 2013
SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER Experience the magic of Christmas with our Santa's Grotto We have a fun filled night lined up for you . There is a Christmas night market where there is a chance to start your Christmas shopping early. Hot food and drinks will be available plus there will be the Tideswell Band playing Carols. We will be joined by...

Thu Nov 28 08:48:29 GMT 2013
SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER Experience the magic of Christmas with our Santa's Grotto We have a fun filled night lined up for you . There is a Christmas night market where there is a chance to start your Christmas shopping early. Hot food and drinks will be available plus there will be the Tideswell Band playing Carols. We will be joined by...

Tue Nov 26 07:25:59 GMT 2013
This winter the National Trust will be spreading a bit of Christmas magic and sharing favourite festive traditions, whether old or new, with visitors in Derbyshire. Christmas has been celebrated for centuries at the Trust’s places in the county, and there are some historic traditions to discover on a visit, such as old recipes, songs and...

Tue Nov 26 07:25:59 GMT 2013
This winter the National Trust will be spreading a bit of Christmas magic and sharing favourite festive traditions, whether old or new, with visitors in Derbyshire. Christmas has been celebrated for centuries at the Trust’s places in the county, and there are some historic traditions to discover on a visit, such as old recipes, songs and...

Fri Nov 22 07:50:21 GMT 2013
Haddon Hall, one of the country’s best preserved fortified medieval manor houses in existence, shows visitors how Christmas was celebrated in traditional Tudor style when it opens its doors for the festive season from December 4 to 15. The Hall will be beautifully decorated using Tudor traditions and greenery from the Estate with a...

Fri Nov 22 07:50:21 GMT 2013
Haddon Hall, one of the country’s best preserved fortified medieval manor houses in existence, shows visitors how Christmas was celebrated in traditional Tudor style when it opens its doors for the festive season from December 4 to 15. The Hall will be beautifully decorated using Tudor traditions and greenery from the Estate with a...

Fri Nov 15 13:23:55 GMT 2013
On Friday 6th December, The Matlock Storytelling Cafe gears up for Christmas with A Victorian Christmas - Tales from the Empire... A Victorian parlour; a bored dowager, seeking diversion; a series of eccentric callers, with stories from their travels to far flung lands...will they succeed in lifting her from her torpor? Come and join the fun as...

Fri Nov 15 13:23:55 GMT 2013
On Friday 6th December, The Matlock Storytelling Cafe gears up for Christmas with A Victorian Christmas - Tales from the Empire... A Victorian parlour; a bored dowager, seeking diversion; a series of eccentric callers, with stories from their travels to far flung lands...will they succeed in lifting her from her torpor? Come and join the fun as...

Thu Nov 14 18:55:26 GMT 2013
Our gift vouchers make great Christmas presents! Book before the end of the year and still pay 2013 prices £170.00 for 2 days - professional tuition, beautiful surroundings & delicious lunches. See our website for the programme of events Relaxed, creative atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 8 students maximum. Wonderful location near...

Thu Nov 14 18:55:26 GMT 2013
Our gift vouchers make great Christmas presents! Book before the end of the year and still pay 2013 prices £170.00 for 2 days - professional tuition, beautiful surroundings & delicious lunches. See our website for the programme of events Relaxed, creative atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 8 students maximum. Wonderful location near...

Thu Nov 14 08:16:29 GMT 2013
Friday 27th December £27.50pp including 300 balls and a hotdog Call 01335 360485 to book

Thu Nov 14 08:16:29 GMT 2013
Friday 27th December £27.50pp including 300 balls and a hotdog Call 01335 360485 to book

Wed Nov 06 08:11:13 GMT 2013
Last 2 workshops of our 2013 programme: Mosaic Course (2 days) Thurs14th & Fri 15th November or Sat 16th & Sun 17th November £170.00 for 2 days - professional tuition, beautiful surroundings & delicious lunches. Relaxed, creative atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 8 students maximum. Wonderful location near Carsington Water.

Wed Nov 06 08:11:13 GMT 2013
Last 2 workshops of our 2013 programme: Mosaic Course (2 days) Thurs14th & Fri 15th November or Sat 16th & Sun 17th November £170.00 for 2 days - professional tuition, beautiful surroundings & delicious lunches. Relaxed, creative atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 8 students maximum. Wonderful location near Carsington Water.

Fri Oct 25 18:13:43 BST 2013
Last 2 workshops of our 2013 programme: Mosaic Course (2 days) Thurs14th & Fri 15th November or Sat 16th & Sun 17th November £170.00 for 2 days - professional tuition, beautiful surroundings & delicious lunches. Relaxed, creative atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 8 students maximum. Wonderful location near Carsington Water.

Fri Oct 25 18:13:43 BST 2013
Last 2 workshops of our 2013 programme: Mosaic Course (2 days) Thurs14th & Fri 15th November or Sat 16th & Sun 17th November £170.00 for 2 days - professional tuition, beautiful surroundings & delicious lunches. Relaxed, creative atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 8 students maximum. Wonderful location near Carsington Water.

Thu Oct 24 20:08:47 BST 2013
Whether you’re looking for the perfect present or want to forget the pressures of a modern Christmas and be transported back to a simpler time, then a visit to two of the National Trust’s Derbyshire properties, Kedleston Hall & Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood should be top of your list. This Christmas, visitors to Kedleston...

Thu Oct 24 20:08:47 BST 2013
Whether you’re looking for the perfect present or want to forget the pressures of a modern Christmas and be transported back to a simpler time, then a visit to two of the National Trust’s Derbyshire properties, Kedleston Hall & Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood should be top of your list. This Christmas, visitors to Kedleston...

Fri Oct 18 13:29:14 BST 2013
On Friday 1st November, the Matlock Storytelling Cafe presents, Tim Ralphs, who will offer up a selection of stories from Basile's 17th century Neapolitan collection: The Pentamerone - stories that are lyrical, hysterical and shocking. Tim is one of the most exciting talents on the British storytelling scene. Commended at Young Storyteller of the...

Fri Oct 18 13:29:14 BST 2013
On Friday 1st November, the Matlock Storytelling Cafe presents, Tim Ralphs, who will offer up a selection of stories from Basile's 17th century Neapolitan collection: The Pentamerone - stories that are lyrical, hysterical and shocking. Tim is one of the most exciting talents on the British storytelling scene. Commended at Young Storyteller of the...

Thu Oct 17 09:01:19 BST 2013
Full day paintballing at £25 per person (includes 300 paintballs). Food available at £5 per person. Ring 01335 360485 for more details and to book. Come in fancy dress for additional 50 paintballs

Thu Oct 17 09:01:19 BST 2013
Full day paintballing at £25 per person (includes 300 paintballs). Food available at £5 per person. Ring 01335 360485 for more details and to book. Come in fancy dress for additional 50 paintballs

Wed Oct 16 08:35:22 BST 2013
The team at Buxton Festival are busy planning an inspiring programme of events for July 2014. The programme will feature opera, a diverse concert series, internationally renowned speakers, free and family events. Randall Shannon Executive Director for the Festival commented “Buxton Festival is increasingly regarded as one of the UK’s...

Wed Oct 16 08:35:22 BST 2013
The team at Buxton Festival are busy planning an inspiring programme of events for July 2014. The programme will feature opera, a diverse concert series, internationally renowned speakers, free and family events. Randall Shannon Executive Director for the Festival commented “Buxton Festival is increasingly regarded as one of the UK’s...

Tue Oct 15 08:18:17 BST 2013
We have tickets still available for this Friday's WHISKY TASTING EVENING AT MASSON MILLS 18th OCTOBER 2013 at 7.30pm - 10pm. £15 a ticket & includes a hot & cold buffet and all the Whisky Tasting on the evening.   (£7.50 for non drinkers) Come along for a very interesting and enjoyable evening. For tickets or...

Tue Oct 15 08:18:17 BST 2013
We have tickets still available for this Friday's WHISKY TASTING EVENING AT MASSON MILLS 18th OCTOBER 2013 at 7.30pm - 10pm. £15 a ticket & includes a hot & cold buffet and all the Whisky Tasting on the evening.   (£7.50 for non drinkers) Come along for a very interesting and enjoyable evening. For tickets or...

Mon Oct 14 18:26:36 BST 2013
OAP's 2 x course Christmas menu - Traditional turkey plus Christmas pudding = £8.95. Christmas Fayre menu - (Throughout December and January) £15.95 - book any time! Pre-bookings only. Tel: 01433 630473 Peak District Pubs - The Eyre Arms - Calver

Mon Oct 14 18:26:36 BST 2013
OAP's 2 x course Christmas menu - Traditional turkey plus Christmas pudding = £8.95. Christmas Fayre menu - (Throughout December and January) £15.95 - book any time! Pre-bookings only. Tel: 01433 630473 Peak District Pubs - The Eyre Arms - Calver

Mon Oct 14 18:25:44 BST 2013
Autumn 2013 workshops include: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Sep - Mosaic St 12th & Sun 13th Oct - Silver Clay Jewellery Sat 9th & Sun 10th Nov - Stained Glass £170.00 for 2 days - professional tuition, beautiful surroundings & delicious lunches. Relaxed, creative atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 8 students maximum. Wonderful location...

Mon Oct 14 18:25:44 BST 2013
Autumn 2013 workshops include: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Sep - Mosaic St 12th & Sun 13th Oct - Silver Clay Jewellery Sat 9th & Sun 10th Nov - Stained Glass £170.00 for 2 days - professional tuition, beautiful surroundings & delicious lunches. Relaxed, creative atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 8 students maximum. Wonderful location...

Mon Oct 14 18:25:06 BST 2013
As Munich celebrate their 180th Ocktoberfest… Brampton Manor prepares to celebrate their very first Octoberfest with The Bavarian Stompers, the First British Oompah band to play at a German Beer Festival,  Saturday 12th October 12-6pm, call 01246 277760 or email info@brampton-manor.com to book a table with your very own...

Mon Oct 14 18:25:06 BST 2013
As Munich celebrate their 180th Ocktoberfest… Brampton Manor prepares to celebrate their very first Octoberfest with The Bavarian Stompers, the First British Oompah band to play at a German Beer Festival,  Saturday 12th October 12-6pm, call 01246 277760 or email info@brampton-manor.com to book a table with your very own...

Mon Oct 14 18:22:59 BST 2013
On the most important day of a bride’s life, the only person who can create the hairstyle of her dreams is her stylist.  Whatever your hair length, you will find inspiration with our stylists who specialise in styling techniques.  Everything from a simple look to the more complicated, our team are guaranteed to fulfil the...

Mon Oct 14 18:22:59 BST 2013
On the most important day of a bride’s life, the only person who can create the hairstyle of her dreams is her stylist.  Whatever your hair length, you will find inspiration with our stylists who specialise in styling techniques.  Everything from a simple look to the more complicated, our team are guaranteed to fulfil the...

Wed May 29 10:45:09 BST 2013
The music series for this year’s Buxton Festival features a superb range of singers and musicians performing in a range of venues in the town. The 17-day Festival which also features a nationally acclaimed opera and literary series takes place from 5 to 21 July. The packed programme includes concerts by renowned ensembles and soloists...

Wed May 29 10:45:09 BST 2013
The music series for this year’s Buxton Festival features a superb range of singers and musicians performing in a range of venues in the town. The 17-day Festival which also features a nationally acclaimed opera and literary series takes place from 5 to 21 July. The packed programme includes concerts by renowned ensembles and soloists...

Fri May 17 10:20:48 BST 2013
A brand new beautiful barn conversion is open and added to an already outstandingly scrumptious holiday accommodation annexe in the heart of the Peak District . The Barn is open for business at Dale End House, situated in the rural parish of Gratton, secret and secluded down a quiet and peaceful country lane, between the picturesque villages...

Fri May 17 10:20:48 BST 2013
A brand new beautiful barn conversion is open and added to an already outstandingly scrumptious holiday accommodation annexe in the heart of the Peak District . The Barn is open for business at Dale End House, situated in the rural parish of Gratton, secret and secluded down a quiet and peaceful country lane, between the picturesque villages...

Thu May 16 09:10:25 BST 2013
Free Guided walks in the Peak District. Jon Gilderdale 07969348339. Email Jonslayer100@gmail.com Facebook - walk with me – or email Jon Gilderdale. Want to start walking in new locations? The aim of this group is to give people a chance to get off the main tracks and see a little bit more of the countryside. Most walks will be in the...

Thu May 16 09:10:25 BST 2013
Free Guided walks in the Peak District. Jon Gilderdale 07969348339. Email Jonslayer100@gmail.com Facebook - walk with me – or email Jon Gilderdale. Want to start walking in new locations? The aim of this group is to give people a chance to get off the main tracks and see a little bit more of the countryside. Most walks will be in the...

Mon May 13 10:17:06 BST 2013
Sunday June 9th 2013 at the Pavilion Gardens Promenade, Buxton. 10:30 am to 4:15 PM Admission Free . Free and fun for all the family!  This great day out is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of the work of the Police, Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Services .The day also showcases the other organisations that work in partnership...

Mon May 13 10:17:06 BST 2013
Sunday June 9th 2013 at the Pavilion Gardens Promenade, Buxton. 10:30 am to 4:15 PM Admission Free . Free and fun for all the family!  This great day out is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of the work of the Police, Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Services .The day also showcases the other organisations that work in partnership...

Wed May 01 08:39:53 BST 2013
‘Bombs Gone’ as The Yorkshire Bridge Inn commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Dambusters Raid   30 April 2013 – A memorial service at the Derwent Dam on Thursday 16th May 2013 will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid.  There is also great anticipation that a flypast will take place and may...

Wed May 01 08:39:53 BST 2013
‘Bombs Gone’ as The Yorkshire Bridge Inn commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Dambusters Raid   30 April 2013 – A memorial service at the Derwent Dam on Thursday 16th May 2013 will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid.  There is also great anticipation that a flypast will take place and may...

Tue Apr 30 14:12:03 BST 2013
A luxury hotel on the Chatsworth Estate has recently undergone more than a modern makeover, mixing antique and contemporary furnishings to great effect.   With an eclectic mix of both modern and traditional, a London designer has totally transformed ten bedrooms of the Cavendish Hotel in Baslow, with up close and personal attention paid by...

Tue Apr 30 14:12:03 BST 2013
A luxury hotel on the Chatsworth Estate has recently undergone more than a modern makeover, mixing antique and contemporary furnishings to great effect.   With an eclectic mix of both modern and traditional, a London designer has totally transformed ten bedrooms of the Cavendish Hotel in Baslow, with up close and personal attention paid by...

Tue Apr 30 09:38:10 BST 2013
In a summer spectacular offer, Party Houses tempt and tantalise prospective guests with a 3 night break away in the spectacular Peak District. Arrive on Friday June 14th and leave Monday 17th - pay for the price of 2 nights only. It's an incredible saving for this special June weekend.   All parties are special, but what better way to...

Tue Apr 30 09:38:10 BST 2013
In a summer spectacular offer, Party Houses tempt and tantalise prospective guests with a 3 night break away in the spectacular Peak District. Arrive on Friday June 14th and leave Monday 17th - pay for the price of 2 nights only. It's an incredible saving for this special June weekend.   All parties are special, but what better way to...

Fri Apr 19 09:18:35 BST 2013
How about a brilliant day out at the BAKEWELL SHOWGROUND SPECTACULAR which is being held on Sunday 5th & Monday 6th of May 2013. A bank holiday spectacular fun day out for all the family set in one of the most picturesque showgrounds in the country. Festivities include a very impressive Fun Fair with a great selection of rides for kids and...

Fri Apr 19 09:18:35 BST 2013
How about a brilliant day out at the BAKEWELL SHOWGROUND SPECTACULAR which is being held on Sunday 5th & Monday 6th of May 2013. A bank holiday spectacular fun day out for all the family set in one of the most picturesque showgrounds in the country. Festivities include a very impressive Fun Fair with a great selection of rides for kids and...

Thu Apr 11 09:57:56 BST 2013
With glorious views from every angle, brand new barn conversions in the Southern Peak District are promoting a very tempting special offer for the month of June. 'Stay for a week and pay a short break price' is a warm welcome offered from a business emerging from the snow, tempting tourists to sample the High Peak in the heat of early Summer. ...

Thu Apr 11 09:57:56 BST 2013
With glorious views from every angle, brand new barn conversions in the Southern Peak District are promoting a very tempting special offer for the month of June. 'Stay for a week and pay a short break price' is a warm welcome offered from a business emerging from the snow, tempting tourists to sample the High Peak in the heat of early Summer. ...

Wed Apr 10 08:13:26 BST 2013
Perfectly positioned on the Pennine Bridleway's section of the Peak District, the No Car Cafe is a haven of tranquillity away from the noise and pollution of traffic.  With the most glorious views of the wild Dark Peak and instant access to the bridal way itself, this totally unique cafe has the Pennine Bridleway in all its glory, directly on...

Wed Apr 10 08:13:26 BST 2013
Perfectly positioned on the Pennine Bridleway's section of the Peak District, the No Car Cafe is a haven of tranquillity away from the noise and pollution of traffic.  With the most glorious views of the wild Dark Peak and instant access to the bridal way itself, this totally unique cafe has the Pennine Bridleway in all its glory, directly on...

Mon Mar 25 08:53:43 GMT 2013
Frogatt Edge, in the Peak District, has received a welcome makeover, thanks to the Eastern Moors Partnership and friends.   The Partnership teamed up with members of Peak Climbing Club (PCC) and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) to fell birch trees growing on the crags, which is part of the Eastern Moors woodland plan.   Rachel...

Mon Mar 25 08:53:43 GMT 2013
Frogatt Edge, in the Peak District, has received a welcome makeover, thanks to the Eastern Moors Partnership and friends.   The Partnership teamed up with members of Peak Climbing Club (PCC) and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) to fell birch trees growing on the crags, which is part of the Eastern Moors woodland plan.   Rachel...

Mon Mar 11 13:02:30 GMT 2013
Then why not let Peak District Online's professional writer create a news story for you and tell the rest of the Peak District all about it? Have you ever wished you could just shout about something but don't know how to phrase it? Do you have something you'd like to brag about, perhaps a promotion that needs a push, a new refurbishment perhaps,...

Mon Mar 11 13:02:30 GMT 2013
Then why not let Peak District Online's professional writer create a news story for you and tell the rest of the Peak District all about it? Have you ever wished you could just shout about something but don't know how to phrase it? Do you have something you'd like to brag about, perhaps a promotion that needs a push, a new refurbishment perhaps,...

Mon Mar 04 11:09:01 GMT 2013
Perfectly positioned on the High Peak Trail with some glorious views and access to the trail straight from the doorstep, Croft Farm holidays offer up a mouth watering Spring offer temptation. Cut price cottages and 25% off are two tasty morsels served hot off the press, as demand heats up for the perfect rural retreat. With the High Peak Trail...

Mon Mar 04 11:09:01 GMT 2013
Perfectly positioned on the High Peak Trail with some glorious views and access to the trail straight from the doorstep, Croft Farm holidays offer up a mouth watering Spring offer temptation. Cut price cottages and 25% off are two tasty morsels served hot off the press, as demand heats up for the perfect rural retreat. With the High Peak Trail...

Thu Feb 28 10:51:51 GMT 2013
Callow Top Holiday Park was awarded regional winner, for the Heart of England area, in the Practical Motorhome Magazine Top 100 Sites Awards 2013.   They were also finalists in the Practical Caravan Magazine Top 100 Sites Awards for the sixth year running. The awards, which were presented at the Spring Caravan & Camping Show, are voted...

Thu Feb 28 10:51:51 GMT 2013
Callow Top Holiday Park was awarded regional winner, for the Heart of England area, in the Practical Motorhome Magazine Top 100 Sites Awards 2013.   They were also finalists in the Practical Caravan Magazine Top 100 Sites Awards for the sixth year running. The awards, which were presented at the Spring Caravan & Camping Show, are voted...

Mon Feb 11 09:26:54 GMT 2013
Entries are flooding in for this year’s picture perfect Peak District Walk which is on course to raise much-needed cash for deserving causes.   With less than three months to go, walkers of all abilities are preparing to tackle the event on Sunday 28th April which includes three different routes – the 25-mile Dambuster, the...

Mon Feb 11 09:26:54 GMT 2013
Entries are flooding in for this year’s picture perfect Peak District Walk which is on course to raise much-needed cash for deserving causes.   With less than three months to go, walkers of all abilities are preparing to tackle the event on Sunday 28th April which includes three different routes – the 25-mile Dambuster, the...

Fri Feb 08 15:10:32 GMT 2013
Our brand new photography website portrays the people and the places, the animals and the atmosphere; we celebrate the essence and the escapism of the Peak District, in all its magnificent full glory. We depict the true inner beauty of what we think is the most glorious part of our country - the very Glorious Peak District of course! The beauty...

Fri Feb 08 15:10:32 GMT 2013
Our brand new photography website portrays the people and the places, the animals and the atmosphere; we celebrate the essence and the escapism of the Peak District, in all its magnificent full glory. We depict the true inner beauty of what we think is the most glorious part of our country - the very Glorious Peak District of course! The beauty...

Fri Jan 18 15:39:23 GMT 2013
Peak District Online are a team of local experts dedicated to depicting Derbyshire. As the directors of the UK's largest holiday accommodation directory launch new off shoot sites, their Facebook page 'hits' an all time high. Peak District, UK, 18th January 2013 With hundreds of hits in the first half an hour, the team at the UK's largest...

Fri Jan 18 15:39:23 GMT 2013
Peak District Online are a team of local experts dedicated to depicting Derbyshire. As the directors of the UK's largest holiday accommodation directory launch new off shoot sites, their Facebook page 'hits' an all time high. Peak District, UK, 18th January 2013 With hundreds of hits in the first half an hour, the team at the UK's largest...

Thu Jan 17 09:37:48 GMT 2013
Beautiful barn holiday homes in delectable Derbyshire launch sizzling special offers to keep away the winter blues, as Croft Farm in the Southern Peak District, turn up the heat with 10% off. A perfectly peaceful pace of life in the Peak District and a holiday to remember as the accolades keep rolling in for a brand new business. Peak District,...

Thu Jan 17 09:37:48 GMT 2013
Beautiful barn holiday homes in delectable Derbyshire launch sizzling special offers to keep away the winter blues, as Croft Farm in the Southern Peak District, turn up the heat with 10% off. A perfectly peaceful pace of life in the Peak District and a holiday to remember as the accolades keep rolling in for a brand new business. Peak District,...

Mon Nov 26 09:08:53 GMT 2012
Hayfield should be making the most of any potential rise in tourists from a new BBC drama shot in the village, according to the parish council. Chairman Andrew Ramwell said the council should be doing all it can to promote the village. “The idea is that we will be ready if we are going to get a rise in tourists.” He hopes by...

Mon Nov 26 09:08:53 GMT 2012
Hayfield should be making the most of any potential rise in tourists from a new BBC drama shot in the village, according to the parish council. Chairman Andrew Ramwell said the council should be doing all it can to promote the village. “The idea is that we will be ready if we are going to get a rise in tourists.” He hopes by...

Fri Nov 23 10:39:25 GMT 2012
Residents and motorists are being urged by Derbyshire County Council to get prepared as more heavy rain expected over the next few days brings the risk of more flooding. Downpours meant some roads had to close in the south of the county yesterday (Wednesday) where water was too deep for vehicles to pass safely. The county council responded...

Fri Nov 23 10:39:25 GMT 2012
Residents and motorists are being urged by Derbyshire County Council to get prepared as more heavy rain expected over the next few days brings the risk of more flooding. Downpours meant some roads had to close in the south of the county yesterday (Wednesday) where water was too deep for vehicles to pass safely. The county council responded...

Thu Nov 22 14:11:44 GMT 2012
TEMPORARY patient care arrangements have swung into action at one Dales hospital as a major refurbishment operation gets underway. The building work at Darley Dale’s Whitworth Hospital follows a generous pledge by Matlock Hospitals’ League of Friends – which announced it was donating £280,000 to the refurbishment...

Thu Nov 22 14:11:44 GMT 2012
TEMPORARY patient care arrangements have swung into action at one Dales hospital as a major refurbishment operation gets underway. The building work at Darley Dale’s Whitworth Hospital follows a generous pledge by Matlock Hospitals’ League of Friends – which announced it was donating £280,000 to the refurbishment...

Tue Nov 20 10:52:11 GMT 2012
Controversial plans to develop a water bottling plant at Cowdale Quarry, and create a new access road from the A6, have been turned down on appeal. The planning inspector, following a public inquiry heard in June and September, has rejected the appeal made by Express Park Buxton Ltd. Buxton Advertiser

Tue Nov 20 10:52:11 GMT 2012
Controversial plans to develop a water bottling plant at Cowdale Quarry, and create a new access road from the A6, have been turned down on appeal. The planning inspector, following a public inquiry heard in June and September, has rejected the appeal made by Express Park Buxton Ltd. Buxton Advertiser

Mon Nov 19 09:06:18 GMT 2012
AN ANNUAL event celebrating the best of the Peak District’s culture, food, arts and crafts has contributed over £200,000 to the local economy, organisers estimate. Around 13,000 visitors are thought to have passed through the gates at last month’s Great Peak District Fair, held over two days at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton....

Mon Nov 19 09:06:18 GMT 2012
AN ANNUAL event celebrating the best of the Peak District’s culture, food, arts and crafts has contributed over £200,000 to the local economy, organisers estimate. Around 13,000 visitors are thought to have passed through the gates at last month’s Great Peak District Fair, held over two days at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton....

Fri Nov 16 13:15:11 GMT 2012
A HISTORIC house in Chapel-en-le-Frith is the setting for a chilling new BBC drama which has its first airing this weekend. The Secret of Crickley Hall, starring Suranne Jones, Tom Ellis and Donald Sumpter, is a three-part haunted house thriller based on the best-selling novel by James Herbert. It tells the story of the Caleigh family who,...

Fri Nov 16 13:15:11 GMT 2012
A HISTORIC house in Chapel-en-le-Frith is the setting for a chilling new BBC drama which has its first airing this weekend. The Secret of Crickley Hall, starring Suranne Jones, Tom Ellis and Donald Sumpter, is a three-part haunted house thriller based on the best-selling novel by James Herbert. It tells the story of the Caleigh family who,...

Thu Nov 15 10:12:42 GMT 2012
Unknown filmmakers John Watts and Thomas Woods created an epic all-action trailer for their film The Lost Emperor, using the local hills of the Peak District to stand in for the misty mountains of ancient China. Instead of spending millions of pounds on trained extras, they took keen waiters from their nearest Chinese restaurants £50 to...

Thu Nov 15 10:12:42 GMT 2012
Unknown filmmakers John Watts and Thomas Woods created an epic all-action trailer for their film The Lost Emperor, using the local hills of the Peak District to stand in for the misty mountains of ancient China. Instead of spending millions of pounds on trained extras, they took keen waiters from their nearest Chinese restaurants £50 to...

Wed Nov 14 08:58:15 GMT 2012
.The body responsible for conserving the Peak District has asked people to avoid planting ash trees in an effort to stem the spread of Chalara ash dieback. The Peak District National Park Authority also wants people to contact them if they have planted ash trees in the area in the last six years. No cases of the disease have been found in the...

Wed Nov 14 08:58:15 GMT 2012
.The body responsible for conserving the Peak District has asked people to avoid planting ash trees in an effort to stem the spread of Chalara ash dieback. The Peak District National Park Authority also wants people to contact them if they have planted ash trees in the area in the last six years. No cases of the disease have been found in the...

Tue Nov 13 10:08:14 GMT 2012
MP DAVID Rutley has been finding out more about the work of Kinder Mountain Rescue Team. The Macclesfield MP joined the team on a search and rescue training exercise near Kinder Downfall to give his support to their work. David, who is Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mountain Rescue, said: “Teams like the Kinder...

Tue Nov 13 10:08:14 GMT 2012
MP DAVID Rutley has been finding out more about the work of Kinder Mountain Rescue Team. The Macclesfield MP joined the team on a search and rescue training exercise near Kinder Downfall to give his support to their work. David, who is Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mountain Rescue, said: “Teams like the Kinder...

Mon Nov 12 09:17:37 GMT 2012
A NEW information pack has been launched to promote work to deliver Derbyshire’s biggest ever broadband transformation. Derbyshire County Council is leading the Digital Derbyshire campaign, which will invest at least £14.78m to bring the county’s biggest ever broadband improvement by 2015. Packs include background information...

Mon Nov 12 09:17:37 GMT 2012
A NEW information pack has been launched to promote work to deliver Derbyshire’s biggest ever broadband transformation. Derbyshire County Council is leading the Digital Derbyshire campaign, which will invest at least £14.78m to bring the county’s biggest ever broadband improvement by 2015. Packs include background information...

Fri Nov 09 12:58:19 GMT 2012
HADDON Hall has been judged one of the UK’s favourite stately homes, according to TripAdvisor. The 12th Century building – which was the glorious setting for Jane Eyre – was chosen by TripAdvisor editors amid the recent fascination with period drama. To celebrate the genre, TripAdvisor put together a top five of the most...

Fri Nov 09 12:58:19 GMT 2012
HADDON Hall has been judged one of the UK’s favourite stately homes, according to TripAdvisor. The 12th Century building – which was the glorious setting for Jane Eyre – was chosen by TripAdvisor editors amid the recent fascination with period drama. To celebrate the genre, TripAdvisor put together a top five of the most...

Thu Nov 08 10:22:32 GMT 2012
THE secrets of an historic woodland will be revealed as part of a major heritage project paid for with a little help from the Lottery. The Dethick, Lea and Holloway Historical Society has been awarded a £63,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable an archaeological, historical and ecological investigation of Lea Wood. ...

Thu Nov 08 10:22:32 GMT 2012
THE secrets of an historic woodland will be revealed as part of a major heritage project paid for with a little help from the Lottery. The Dethick, Lea and Holloway Historical Society has been awarded a £63,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable an archaeological, historical and ecological investigation of Lea Wood. ...

Wed Nov 07 09:04:24 GMT 2012
The public is being invited to have its say on the future of Wirksworth. The Princes Foundation will be holding two meetings in Anthony Gell School on November 21 to discuss how the town will change over the next 15 years. One meeting will start at 4pm and the other will start at 7pm. The foundation is working with the Future Wirksworth...

Wed Nov 07 09:04:24 GMT 2012
The public is being invited to have its say on the future of Wirksworth. The Princes Foundation will be holding two meetings in Anthony Gell School on November 21 to discuss how the town will change over the next 15 years. One meeting will start at 4pm and the other will start at 7pm. The foundation is working with the Future Wirksworth...

Tue Nov 06 09:37:19 GMT 2012
Stephen Gough, known as the Naked Rambler, was arrested by police on Friday lunchtime. He was arrested at about 12.15pm while walking along Priestcliffe Road, Priestcliffe near Buxton. He appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield, on Saturday morning, charged with indecent exposure. Gough, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody and...

Tue Nov 06 09:37:19 GMT 2012
Stephen Gough, known as the Naked Rambler, was arrested by police on Friday lunchtime. He was arrested at about 12.15pm while walking along Priestcliffe Road, Priestcliffe near Buxton. He appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield, on Saturday morning, charged with indecent exposure. Gough, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody and...

Mon Nov 05 09:41:51 GMT 2012
The graceful ash woodlands that line the valleys and outcrops of the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales are among the most evocative landscapes in the country. Beneath their leafy canopies, hundreds of plants, insects, birds and mammals rely upon the shelter they provide. Yet they are now all threatened by a deadly new disease that is starting...

Mon Nov 05 09:41:51 GMT 2012
The graceful ash woodlands that line the valleys and outcrops of the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales are among the most evocative landscapes in the country. Beneath their leafy canopies, hundreds of plants, insects, birds and mammals rely upon the shelter they provide. Yet they are now all threatened by a deadly new disease that is starting...

Fri Nov 02 12:14:14 GMT 2012
Erewash Borough Council is appealing for information after the asbestos was left on No Man's Lane in Dale Abbey about a week ago. The asbestos was removed by a specialist contractor, the council said. Neighbourhood wardens have searched through the waste for clues to help identify who dumped the waste. The council said: "If anyone saw...

Fri Nov 02 12:14:14 GMT 2012
Erewash Borough Council is appealing for information after the asbestos was left on No Man's Lane in Dale Abbey about a week ago. The asbestos was removed by a specialist contractor, the council said. Neighbourhood wardens have searched through the waste for clues to help identify who dumped the waste. The council said: "If anyone saw...

Thu Nov 01 10:41:25 GMT 2012
FOLLOWING the ‘shambolic’ rollout of the new waste and recycling service, contractors Serco have issued a formal apology to residents in the Dales. The apology has come after Cllr Colin Swindell, who represents the Winster and South Darley ward, called for an ‘extraordinary meeting’ to ask the contractors why things...

Thu Nov 01 10:41:25 GMT 2012
FOLLOWING the ‘shambolic’ rollout of the new waste and recycling service, contractors Serco have issued a formal apology to residents in the Dales. The apology has come after Cllr Colin Swindell, who represents the Winster and South Darley ward, called for an ‘extraordinary meeting’ to ask the contractors why things...

Wed Oct 31 11:06:30 GMT 2012
AN OLYMPIC athlete is set to light up Ashbourne ahead of festive celebrations this year. Badminton star Donna Kellogg MBE will flick the switch to illuminate the town as part of a bigger event to highlight Ashbourne town centre at Christmas. Ms Kellogg, 34, who has been awarded an MBE, will be aided in the task by Olympic Torchbearer Megan...

Wed Oct 31 11:06:30 GMT 2012
AN OLYMPIC athlete is set to light up Ashbourne ahead of festive celebrations this year. Badminton star Donna Kellogg MBE will flick the switch to illuminate the town as part of a bigger event to highlight Ashbourne town centre at Christmas. Ms Kellogg, 34, who has been awarded an MBE, will be aided in the task by Olympic Torchbearer Megan...

Tue Oct 30 17:01:53 GMT 2012
Villagers in Idridgehay finally have a venue to hold events after their church was adapted as part of a £50,000 project. For the last ten years residents in the village have been raising funds for a place where people can meet and hold activities as there is no village hall. But their dream was finally made possible this year...

Tue Oct 30 17:01:53 GMT 2012
Villagers in Idridgehay finally have a venue to hold events after their church was adapted as part of a £50,000 project. For the last ten years residents in the village have been raising funds for a place where people can meet and hold activities as there is no village hall. But their dream was finally made possible this year...

Mon Oct 29 09:36:59 GMT 2012
NEW housing development in the Peak District & High Peak should be concentrated on larger towns with Buxton taking the largest share, according to a Whaley Bridge councillor. David Lomax said by concentrating development in Buxton it would help safeguard the town’s centre for shopping and ensure developers had to invest in the...

Mon Oct 29 09:36:59 GMT 2012
NEW housing development in the Peak District & High Peak should be concentrated on larger towns with Buxton taking the largest share, according to a Whaley Bridge councillor. David Lomax said by concentrating development in Buxton it would help safeguard the town’s centre for shopping and ensure developers had to invest in the...

Fri Oct 26 09:35:16 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking residents’ views on proposals for a fairer system of public speaking at Authority meetings.From 2000 the Authority has allowed any number of people up to three minutes to address a committee, but recent meetings have sometimes had more than 20 speakers for one agenda item, leading to very...

Fri Oct 26 09:35:16 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking residents’ views on proposals for a fairer system of public speaking at Authority meetings.From 2000 the Authority has allowed any number of people up to three minutes to address a committee, but recent meetings have sometimes had more than 20 speakers for one agenda item, leading to very...

Thu Oct 25 10:33:42 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking residents’ views on proposals for a fairer system of public speaking at Authority meetings. From 2000 the Authority has allowed any number of people up to three minutes to address a committee, but recent meetings have sometimes had more than 20 speakers for one agenda item, leading to...

Thu Oct 25 10:33:42 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking residents’ views on proposals for a fairer system of public speaking at Authority meetings. From 2000 the Authority has allowed any number of people up to three minutes to address a committee, but recent meetings have sometimes had more than 20 speakers for one agenda item, leading to...

Thu Oct 25 10:19:10 BST 2012
BUXTON Mountain Rescue Team were called to help an injured walker at Lathkill Dale on Saturday. A 53-year-old woman from Leicester had slipped on wet, muddy limestone and injured her hip. She was carried by stretcher to an ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment. Buxton Advertiser

Thu Oct 25 10:19:10 BST 2012
BUXTON Mountain Rescue Team were called to help an injured walker at Lathkill Dale on Saturday. A 53-year-old woman from Leicester had slipped on wet, muddy limestone and injured her hip. She was carried by stretcher to an ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment. Buxton Advertiser

Wed Oct 24 08:53:07 BST 2012
Keep calm and carry on making jam – that’s the message from politicians following a recent Advertiser story about fears that the EU wants to stop jam jars being re-used by charity organisations. The Rector of Buxton, the Rev John Hudghton, launched an on-line petition urging the UK government to fight the rules, which he said would...

Wed Oct 24 08:53:07 BST 2012
Keep calm and carry on making jam – that’s the message from politicians following a recent Advertiser story about fears that the EU wants to stop jam jars being re-used by charity organisations. The Rector of Buxton, the Rev John Hudghton, launched an on-line petition urging the UK government to fight the rules, which he said would...

Tue Oct 23 09:33:12 BST 2012
STAFF and kids at one Dales nursery are celebrating after being awarded the highest rating in a recent food hygiene inspection. Treetops Nursery, Matlock, was visited by inspectors who found that all areas of the nursery’s kitchen were excellent. Deputy manager Sarah Knowles said: “We are very pleased to get a hygiene rating of 5...

Tue Oct 23 09:33:12 BST 2012
STAFF and kids at one Dales nursery are celebrating after being awarded the highest rating in a recent food hygiene inspection. Treetops Nursery, Matlock, was visited by inspectors who found that all areas of the nursery’s kitchen were excellent. Deputy manager Sarah Knowles said: “We are very pleased to get a hygiene rating of 5...

Mon Oct 22 09:37:37 BST 2012
Motoring groups have protested against a possible ban on them using unsurfaced roads in the Peak District National Park. The park authority is considering banning trail-bikes, quad bikes and 4x4s from unsurfaced roads at Long Causeway and Roych Clough. Some conservationists have concerns about erosion but motoring groups say the move is...

Mon Oct 22 09:37:37 BST 2012
Motoring groups have protested against a possible ban on them using unsurfaced roads in the Peak District National Park. The park authority is considering banning trail-bikes, quad bikes and 4x4s from unsurfaced roads at Long Causeway and Roych Clough. Some conservationists have concerns about erosion but motoring groups say the move is...

Fri Oct 19 12:59:32 BST 2012
WIRKSWORTH swimming pool has received a grant of £1750 to support its brand-new learn to swim award scheme. The facility was given the money from the John Weston Charitable Fund to finance such things as badges and wall charts. Wirksworth swimming pool manager Glyn Booth said: “I have introduced a tried and tested learn to swim...

Fri Oct 19 12:59:32 BST 2012
WIRKSWORTH swimming pool has received a grant of £1750 to support its brand-new learn to swim award scheme. The facility was given the money from the John Weston Charitable Fund to finance such things as badges and wall charts. Wirksworth swimming pool manager Glyn Booth said: “I have introduced a tried and tested learn to swim...

Thu Oct 18 10:02:42 BST 2012
A REPRIEVE for Ashbourne's threatened Tourist Information Centre could be in the offing if town councillors can agree to a business plan. Ashbourne Town Council have been in talks with Derbyshire Dales District Council in a bid to save the service, which is set to be replaced by a computerised Visitor Information Point. At a meeting of...

Thu Oct 18 10:02:42 BST 2012
A REPRIEVE for Ashbourne's threatened Tourist Information Centre could be in the offing if town councillors can agree to a business plan. Ashbourne Town Council have been in talks with Derbyshire Dales District Council in a bid to save the service, which is set to be replaced by a computerised Visitor Information Point. At a meeting of...

Wed Oct 17 10:49:45 BST 2012
CHARLIE the parrot has just returned from an unintentional seaside adventure - after hitching a lift all the way from Ashbourne to the coastal tourist haven of Skegness. Charlie the Parrot and Che PageThe Green-Cheeked Conure, who lives in Station Street, Ashbourne with his owner Che Page, decided one afternoon to spread his wings and flew...

Wed Oct 17 10:49:45 BST 2012
CHARLIE the parrot has just returned from an unintentional seaside adventure - after hitching a lift all the way from Ashbourne to the coastal tourist haven of Skegness. Charlie the Parrot and Che PageThe Green-Cheeked Conure, who lives in Station Street, Ashbourne with his owner Che Page, decided one afternoon to spread his wings and flew...

Tue Oct 16 10:34:53 BST 2012
Good news has brightened economic prospects in the Peak District and Derbyshire – where tourism generated a massive £1.7 million in 2011. New research reveals that the industry’s contribution to the local economy rose by seven per cent on the 2010 figure to just over £1.6 million. The number of people working in the...

Tue Oct 16 10:34:53 BST 2012
Good news has brightened economic prospects in the Peak District and Derbyshire – where tourism generated a massive £1.7 million in 2011. New research reveals that the industry’s contribution to the local economy rose by seven per cent on the 2010 figure to just over £1.6 million. The number of people working in the...

Mon Oct 15 10:01:56 BST 2012
The natural beauty of Tideswell Moor in the Peak District has been successfully restored thanks to the completion of a £122,000 major project by Electricity North West. The company, which manages and owns the regional power network, has permanently removed 17 electricity poles and more than 1.3km of overhead lines which have been a firm...

Mon Oct 15 10:01:56 BST 2012
The natural beauty of Tideswell Moor in the Peak District has been successfully restored thanks to the completion of a £122,000 major project by Electricity North West. The company, which manages and owns the regional power network, has permanently removed 17 electricity poles and more than 1.3km of overhead lines which have been a firm...

Fri Oct 12 09:17:32 BST 2012
EXCITING plans to ‘re-energise’ part of Ashbourne look set to get under way, with the town’s new library at the centre of a series of forthcoming developments. Derbyshire County Council wants to transform Civic Square, while Derbyshire Dales District Council is weighing up how to spend a £144,000 windfall following the...

Fri Oct 12 09:17:32 BST 2012
EXCITING plans to ‘re-energise’ part of Ashbourne look set to get under way, with the town’s new library at the centre of a series of forthcoming developments. Derbyshire County Council wants to transform Civic Square, while Derbyshire Dales District Council is weighing up how to spend a £144,000 windfall following the...

Thu Oct 11 09:11:47 BST 2012
A new investment is to be made into tourist facilities available within the Peak Park. Work is due to be completed by next spring on a purpose built camp site, for up to 30 touring caravan pitches and 30 tent pitches, at the Duke of York at Pomeroy. Keith Jackson, who with his partner Chris Doyle, has just taken over the business said:...

Thu Oct 11 09:11:47 BST 2012
A new investment is to be made into tourist facilities available within the Peak Park. Work is due to be completed by next spring on a purpose built camp site, for up to 30 touring caravan pitches and 30 tent pitches, at the Duke of York at Pomeroy. Keith Jackson, who with his partner Chris Doyle, has just taken over the business said:...

Wed Oct 10 09:15:20 BST 2012
The off-roading fraternity has had things its own way in the Peak Park for far too long. Now, at last, the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) is starting to use the legal powers Parliament gave it back in 2007 to ban 4x4s and trail bikes from any unsurfaced lane or byway if these vehicles are putting other people in danger or damaging...

Wed Oct 10 09:15:20 BST 2012
The off-roading fraternity has had things its own way in the Peak Park for far too long. Now, at last, the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) is starting to use the legal powers Parliament gave it back in 2007 to ban 4x4s and trail bikes from any unsurfaced lane or byway if these vehicles are putting other people in danger or damaging...

Tue Oct 09 09:23:50 BST 2012
A new age of care for the elderly is set to hit the Dales as plans for a ‘super care home’ are approved. Derbyshire County Council has given the thumbs up today for a 32 bed care home to be built on land next to the Whitworth Hospital, in Bakewell Road, Darley Dale. Part of a £200million shake up of services, the home will...

Tue Oct 09 09:23:50 BST 2012
A new age of care for the elderly is set to hit the Dales as plans for a ‘super care home’ are approved. Derbyshire County Council has given the thumbs up today for a 32 bed care home to be built on land next to the Whitworth Hospital, in Bakewell Road, Darley Dale. Part of a £200million shake up of services, the home will...

Mon Oct 08 09:28:10 BST 2012
PEAK District residents and businesses are being urged to register their interest in getting better broadband coverage. The Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) is supporting Derbyshire and Staffordshire County Councils and Cheshire East Council who are working to get broadband access improved in the national park area. Cllr Tony...

Mon Oct 08 09:28:10 BST 2012
PEAK District residents and businesses are being urged to register their interest in getting better broadband coverage. The Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) is supporting Derbyshire and Staffordshire County Councils and Cheshire East Council who are working to get broadband access improved in the national park area. Cllr Tony...

Fri Oct 05 11:04:51 BST 2012
CONTROVERSIAL plans to close the High Peak’s two ambulance stations came under the spotlight at the weekend. Members and supporters of Buxton Labour Party were in Spring Gardens, Buxton, on Saturday, handing out 400 leaflets and gathering signatures on a petition against proposals by the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to replace...

Fri Oct 05 11:04:51 BST 2012
CONTROVERSIAL plans to close the High Peak’s two ambulance stations came under the spotlight at the weekend. Members and supporters of Buxton Labour Party were in Spring Gardens, Buxton, on Saturday, handing out 400 leaflets and gathering signatures on a petition against proposals by the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to replace...

Thu Oct 04 14:04:59 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority has issued a statement welcoming the progress over the initial six months of a two-year programme to manage off-road 4x4s and trail bikes in the park and emphasised that it's aim is 'to improve responsible recreation opportunities for all' though it stops short of opposing the use of off-road recreational...

Thu Oct 04 14:04:59 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority has issued a statement welcoming the progress over the initial six months of a two-year programme to manage off-road 4x4s and trail bikes in the park and emphasised that it's aim is 'to improve responsible recreation opportunities for all' though it stops short of opposing the use of off-road recreational...

Wed Oct 03 13:06:25 BST 2012
A proposal to build a tunnel through the Peak District, linking Sheffield and Manchester, should be looked at according to the area's MP. South Yorkshire MP Angela Smith said Barnsley businessman Tony Hickton's idea to improve transport links would need to provide value for money. Mr Hickton said current routes between the two cities were not...

Wed Oct 03 13:06:25 BST 2012
A proposal to build a tunnel through the Peak District, linking Sheffield and Manchester, should be looked at according to the area's MP. South Yorkshire MP Angela Smith said Barnsley businessman Tony Hickton's idea to improve transport links would need to provide value for money. Mr Hickton said current routes between the two cities were not...

Tue Oct 02 10:23:02 BST 2012
Derby's museums have been formally handed over to charitable trust. The Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Silk Mill Museum and Pickford's House Museum have been transferred from the city council on a 30-year lease. It is hoped the changes, which have taken two years to finalise, will allow the organisation to access additional funding. In June,...

Tue Oct 02 10:23:02 BST 2012
Derby's museums have been formally handed over to charitable trust. The Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Silk Mill Museum and Pickford's House Museum have been transferred from the city council on a 30-year lease. It is hoped the changes, which have taken two years to finalise, will allow the organisation to access additional funding. In June,...

Mon Oct 01 10:32:03 BST 2012
THE Peak Park is already celebrated for stunning scenery and traditional landscapes – but now the authority can add customer service to its list of achievement. Government assessors recently awarded the Customer Service Excellence Standard to the Peak District National Park Authority. Jim Dixon, chief executive of the Peak District...

Mon Oct 01 10:32:03 BST 2012
THE Peak Park is already celebrated for stunning scenery and traditional landscapes – but now the authority can add customer service to its list of achievement. Government assessors recently awarded the Customer Service Excellence Standard to the Peak District National Park Authority. Jim Dixon, chief executive of the Peak District...

Mon Oct 01 09:42:09 BST 2012
The Peak Forest Angling Club has gained Lottery funding to monitor water quality of the streams and rivers in the Hope and Edale valleys in the Peak District. Its members have begun to work with staff  from the Hope Valley College to test the water conditions regularly and this will allow students to apply their class-room learning to a real...

Mon Oct 01 09:42:09 BST 2012
The Peak Forest Angling Club has gained Lottery funding to monitor water quality of the streams and rivers in the Hope and Edale valleys in the Peak District. Its members have begun to work with staff  from the Hope Valley College to test the water conditions regularly and this will allow students to apply their class-room learning to a real...

Fri Sep 28 13:42:30 BST 2012
Peak District National Park residents are being urged to express their demand for receiving faster internet access. Derbyshire and Staffordshire county councils and Cheshire East Council are aiming to deliver improved broadband connectivity throughout the area and the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) is keen to support these...

Fri Sep 28 13:42:30 BST 2012
Peak District National Park residents are being urged to express their demand for receiving faster internet access. Derbyshire and Staffordshire county councils and Cheshire East Council are aiming to deliver improved broadband connectivity throughout the area and the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) is keen to support these...

Thu Sep 27 13:45:30 BST 2012
Disabled outdoor enthusiasts who were inspired by the Paralympics are being invited to try out a range of specially adapted bikes in a national park. The Wheels for All taster day will give members of the public to use the machines on a safe, traffic-free trail in the Peak District. Trained staff from the Parsley Hay cycle hire centre near...

Thu Sep 27 13:45:30 BST 2012
Disabled outdoor enthusiasts who were inspired by the Paralympics are being invited to try out a range of specially adapted bikes in a national park. The Wheels for All taster day will give members of the public to use the machines on a safe, traffic-free trail in the Peak District. Trained staff from the Parsley Hay cycle hire centre near...

Wed Sep 26 10:14:15 BST 2012
A couple are hoping to bring a bit of Hollywood glamour to Wirksworth’s bustling art scene. Husband and wife team Paul Carr and Esther Patterson have dreams of opening their own cinema on the site of the former Westons shop, in North End. The film fans, who have lived in the town for 16 years, have had the idea for a number of years,...

Wed Sep 26 10:14:15 BST 2012
A couple are hoping to bring a bit of Hollywood glamour to Wirksworth’s bustling art scene. Husband and wife team Paul Carr and Esther Patterson have dreams of opening their own cinema on the site of the former Westons shop, in North End. The film fans, who have lived in the town for 16 years, have had the idea for a number of years,...

Tue Sep 25 12:12:42 BST 2012
MOBILE safety cameras will be in force across the High Peak this week. Derbyshire Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team will be carrying out mobile safety camera enforcement on the A6 Buxton to Dove Holes, the A624 Chunal to Little Hayfield, the A57 Snake Road, Glossop and the A57 Snake Road, Lady Clough Moor. Safety cameras have been...

Tue Sep 25 12:12:42 BST 2012
MOBILE safety cameras will be in force across the High Peak this week. Derbyshire Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team will be carrying out mobile safety camera enforcement on the A6 Buxton to Dove Holes, the A624 Chunal to Little Hayfield, the A57 Snake Road, Glossop and the A57 Snake Road, Lady Clough Moor. Safety cameras have been...

Mon Sep 24 10:21:05 BST 2012
ASHBOURNE beer experts say they hope the area will feature heavily in a forthcoming Good Beer Guide — after just a handful of local firms made it into the latest book. The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) annual book of Britain’s best beer purveyors and producers, which sees a panel of expert members nominating and voting for...

Mon Sep 24 10:21:05 BST 2012
ASHBOURNE beer experts say they hope the area will feature heavily in a forthcoming Good Beer Guide — after just a handful of local firms made it into the latest book. The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) annual book of Britain’s best beer purveyors and producers, which sees a panel of expert members nominating and voting for...

Sun Sep 23 17:09:13 BST 2012
NEW recycling bins will be delivered to homes in the Derbyshire Dales area next month. Now, Derbyshire Dales District Council has launched an awareness campaign to inform householders about the new scheme and advising people to prepare for the delivery of new recycling containers. For the first time every household in the Dales will...

Sun Sep 23 17:09:13 BST 2012
NEW recycling bins will be delivered to homes in the Derbyshire Dales area next month. Now, Derbyshire Dales District Council has launched an awareness campaign to inform householders about the new scheme and advising people to prepare for the delivery of new recycling containers. For the first time every household in the Dales will...

Fri Sep 21 14:04:41 BST 2012
Support Buxton Rotary's 2012 Christmas Pudding Appeal for the Alzheimer’s Society by ordering a 2lb (907g) vegetarian-friendly Cwmbran Vale Rotary Club Christmas Pudding (serves eight) - still at only £10 with new recipe. Order forms can be downloaded at www.buxtonrotaryishere.co.uk, where there is more information (and downloadable...

Fri Sep 21 14:04:41 BST 2012
Support Buxton Rotary's 2012 Christmas Pudding Appeal for the Alzheimer’s Society by ordering a 2lb (907g) vegetarian-friendly Cwmbran Vale Rotary Club Christmas Pudding (serves eight) - still at only £10 with new recipe. Order forms can be downloaded at www.buxtonrotaryishere.co.uk, where there is more information (and downloadable...

Fri Sep 21 10:16:14 BST 2012
A WORM charming competition is being held in a village near Ashbourne, inviting competitors to use any means necessary to coax earthworms from the ground. Ilam School will stage its “Worm Charming Event 2012 on Saturday from 1.30pm in the school’s grounds and, for £5, competitors will be given a plot and have 30 minutes to...

Fri Sep 21 10:16:14 BST 2012
A WORM charming competition is being held in a village near Ashbourne, inviting competitors to use any means necessary to coax earthworms from the ground. Ilam School will stage its “Worm Charming Event 2012 on Saturday from 1.30pm in the school’s grounds and, for £5, competitors will be given a plot and have 30 minutes to...

Thu Sep 20 11:37:37 BST 2012
HIGH Peak & Peak District food and drink businesses are being urged to enter the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards 2012, run by Derbyshire County Council (DCC). The eleventh annual awards ceremony will be held at Chatsworth House and entries are invited from food and drink businesses which use and promote locally sourced food. The...

Thu Sep 20 11:37:37 BST 2012
HIGH Peak & Peak District food and drink businesses are being urged to enter the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards 2012, run by Derbyshire County Council (DCC). The eleventh annual awards ceremony will be held at Chatsworth House and entries are invited from food and drink businesses which use and promote locally sourced food. The...

Wed Sep 19 13:45:26 BST 2012
Residents, businesses and interest groups are asked to give their views on a range of proposed new planning policies for the Peak District National Park. The National Park Authority is running a 12-week public consultation on development management policies that will be used to make decisions on planning applications for the next 14 years. The...

Wed Sep 19 13:45:26 BST 2012
Residents, businesses and interest groups are asked to give their views on a range of proposed new planning policies for the Peak District National Park. The National Park Authority is running a 12-week public consultation on development management policies that will be used to make decisions on planning applications for the next 14 years. The...

Wed Sep 19 13:14:20 BST 2012
Celebrated auction house Bamfords is sold on new home at Peak Village. Peak Village shopping centre has lots to be happy about as Bamfords of Derbyshire has been announced as the latest business moving up to the shopping centre in Rowsley. Derbyshire’s leading auctioneers and valuers are moving their Matlock auction house to Peak Village in...

Wed Sep 19 13:14:20 BST 2012
Celebrated auction house Bamfords is sold on new home at Peak Village. Peak Village shopping centre has lots to be happy about as Bamfords of Derbyshire has been announced as the latest business moving up to the shopping centre in Rowsley. Derbyshire’s leading auctioneers and valuers are moving their Matlock auction house to Peak Village in...

Tue Sep 18 09:56:35 BST 2012
POPULAR author Alison Utley is to get an honorary blue plaque at her childhood home in the Derbyshire Dales. Castle Top Farm, Cromford, is the setting for Uttley’s Little Grey Rabbit stories, as well as the writer’s birthplace, and Derbyshire County Council will soon put a plaque there following a public vote. Former Blue Peter...

Tue Sep 18 09:56:35 BST 2012
POPULAR author Alison Utley is to get an honorary blue plaque at her childhood home in the Derbyshire Dales. Castle Top Farm, Cromford, is the setting for Uttley’s Little Grey Rabbit stories, as well as the writer’s birthplace, and Derbyshire County Council will soon put a plaque there following a public vote. Former Blue Peter...

Thu Sep 13 14:27:03 BST 2012
MARKETING and social media are the themes of two upcoming free events in the Peak District for local businesses, organised by Business Peak District. The Royal Hotel in Hayfield is the venue on Wednesday, September 19, for a morning packed with informative and helpful advice for local businesses on marketing. Business Peak District’s...

Thu Sep 13 14:27:03 BST 2012
MARKETING and social media are the themes of two upcoming free events in the Peak District for local businesses, organised by Business Peak District. The Royal Hotel in Hayfield is the venue on Wednesday, September 19, for a morning packed with informative and helpful advice for local businesses on marketing. Business Peak District’s...

Wed Sep 12 13:38:54 BST 2012
The whole of Wirksworth became a stage last weekend for the launch of its annual arts festival. Doors to secret hideaways in the historic towns higgledy piggley roads were flung open as part of Wirksworth Festival’s ever popular Art and Architecture Trail. The streets heaved with both connoisseurs and curious onlookers as artists from...

Wed Sep 12 13:38:54 BST 2012
The whole of Wirksworth became a stage last weekend for the launch of its annual arts festival. Doors to secret hideaways in the historic towns higgledy piggley roads were flung open as part of Wirksworth Festival’s ever popular Art and Architecture Trail. The streets heaved with both connoisseurs and curious onlookers as artists from...

Tue Sep 11 13:59:29 BST 2012
A SERIES of roadshows is to be held to give members of the public the chance to air their views on a masterplan for the Sheffield Moors area of the Peak District. The 15-year plan has been drafted by the Sheffield Moors Partnership and includes a vision for a better connected rights of way network and habitat restoration work. Sheffield...

Tue Sep 11 13:59:29 BST 2012
A SERIES of roadshows is to be held to give members of the public the chance to air their views on a masterplan for the Sheffield Moors area of the Peak District. The 15-year plan has been drafted by the Sheffield Moors Partnership and includes a vision for a better connected rights of way network and habitat restoration work. Sheffield...

Mon Sep 10 13:41:48 BST 2012
On paper, online or on a smartphone? A new travel survey aims to find out how people would prefer to get their Peak District bus and train information. Peak Connections, which promotes sustainable travel for visitors and residents, has launched the survey to assess demand for a dedicated website for travel in the Peak District, and to consider...

Mon Sep 10 13:41:48 BST 2012
On paper, online or on a smartphone? A new travel survey aims to find out how people would prefer to get their Peak District bus and train information. Peak Connections, which promotes sustainable travel for visitors and residents, has launched the survey to assess demand for a dedicated website for travel in the Peak District, and to consider...

Fri Sep 07 13:17:46 BST 2012
The Peak District's Buxton Festival welcomed an audience of more than 40,000 to the town this summer, bringing an estimated £3 million to the area through visitor overnight stays, dining out, tourism and shopping. Claire Rhodes, Buxton Festival’s Development Manager, said: “This success would not be possible without the...

Fri Sep 07 13:17:46 BST 2012
The Peak District's Buxton Festival welcomed an audience of more than 40,000 to the town this summer, bringing an estimated £3 million to the area through visitor overnight stays, dining out, tourism and shopping. Claire Rhodes, Buxton Festival’s Development Manager, said: “This success would not be possible without the...

Thu Sep 06 20:45:36 BST 2012
Police in the Hathersage and Bamford area are appealing for witnesses to two thefts at beauty spots over the weekend. The incidents happened sometime between 11am and 8.30pm on Saturday, September 1. A laptop and camera was stolen from a Renault Kangoo parked at the Dennis Knoll car park and a Hyundai i10 was broken into while it was parked...

Thu Sep 06 20:45:36 BST 2012
Police in the Hathersage and Bamford area are appealing for witnesses to two thefts at beauty spots over the weekend. The incidents happened sometime between 11am and 8.30pm on Saturday, September 1. A laptop and camera was stolen from a Renault Kangoo parked at the Dennis Knoll car park and a Hyundai i10 was broken into while it was parked...

Wed Sep 05 09:29:06 BST 2012
The Peak District has launched a £600,000 marketing campaign to grow tourism in the area.   Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, the area’s tourism bureau, received a share in a £19.8m pot of money from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, which made the ‘Growing Tourism Locally’ project possible.  ...

Wed Sep 05 09:29:06 BST 2012
The Peak District has launched a £600,000 marketing campaign to grow tourism in the area.   Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, the area’s tourism bureau, received a share in a £19.8m pot of money from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, which made the ‘Growing Tourism Locally’ project possible.  ...

Tue Sep 04 11:48:35 BST 2012
Possible restrictions on off-road vehicles in the Peak District have led to protests from campaigners. The park authority is considering whether traffic should be banned on some of its unsurfaced roads on Long Causeway and Roych Clough. Concern focuses on damage to the lanes and disruption to walkers and animals. But the Trail Riders...

Tue Sep 04 11:48:35 BST 2012
Possible restrictions on off-road vehicles in the Peak District have led to protests from campaigners. The park authority is considering whether traffic should be banned on some of its unsurfaced roads on Long Causeway and Roych Clough. Concern focuses on damage to the lanes and disruption to walkers and animals. But the Trail Riders...

Mon Sep 03 11:13:05 BST 2012
A new community project is underway to restore a major bridleway in the Peak District.   In previous years Moss Road, which runs across Totley Moor, fell into a state of disrepair as the legitimate use by motor vehicles was unsustainable. Even though it is now reclassified a bridleway, it is still unusable.   As part of its management...

Mon Sep 03 11:13:05 BST 2012
A new community project is underway to restore a major bridleway in the Peak District.   In previous years Moss Road, which runs across Totley Moor, fell into a state of disrepair as the legitimate use by motor vehicles was unsustainable. Even though it is now reclassified a bridleway, it is still unusable.   As part of its management...

Mon Sep 03 10:06:31 BST 2012
Plans for a care home to be built on the former Haddon Hall site in Buxton are due to be determined today (3rd September). Recommended for approval, the application will go before High Peak’s Development Control Committee. The proposal would see a 75-bedroomed care home built on the derelict site of the former Haddon Hall Hotel. The...

Mon Sep 03 10:06:31 BST 2012
Plans for a care home to be built on the former Haddon Hall site in Buxton are due to be determined today (3rd September). Recommended for approval, the application will go before High Peak’s Development Control Committee. The proposal would see a 75-bedroomed care home built on the derelict site of the former Haddon Hall Hotel. The...

Sun Sep 02 11:19:13 BST 2012
TWO TEENAGERS have been rescued after falling around 30 feet at a Peak District beauty spot. The boys, both aged 15, injured themselves while climbing a rock at Five Clouds on The Roaches last Thursday morning. A Community Paramedic attended the scene, along with an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance. A West Midlands Ambulance...

Sun Sep 02 11:19:13 BST 2012
TWO TEENAGERS have been rescued after falling around 30 feet at a Peak District beauty spot. The boys, both aged 15, injured themselves while climbing a rock at Five Clouds on The Roaches last Thursday morning. A Community Paramedic attended the scene, along with an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance. A West Midlands Ambulance...

Fri Aug 31 11:11:30 BST 2012
For those of you that enjoyed the Tour de France and the cycling during the Olympics, the Tour of Britain Cycle Race is coming through the Peak District on Monday 10th September.  The timings below are approximate.  It is a chance to see Olympic Time Trial champion Bradley Wiggins and his Sky team-mate Mark Cavendish who are both...

Fri Aug 31 11:11:30 BST 2012
For those of you that enjoyed the Tour de France and the cycling during the Olympics, the Tour of Britain Cycle Race is coming through the Peak District on Monday 10th September.  The timings below are approximate.  It is a chance to see Olympic Time Trial champion Bradley Wiggins and his Sky team-mate Mark Cavendish who are both...

Wed Aug 29 10:25:55 BST 2012
Following the acquisition of the prestigious Callow Hall in Ashbourne, Elyzian Hospitality has announced key promotions at Callow Hall’s multi-award winning sister establishment, East Lodge country house hotel and restaurant at Rowsley in the Peak District. Simon Bradley has been elevated from his previous position of head chef at East...

Wed Aug 29 10:25:55 BST 2012
Following the acquisition of the prestigious Callow Hall in Ashbourne, Elyzian Hospitality has announced key promotions at Callow Hall’s multi-award winning sister establishment, East Lodge country house hotel and restaurant at Rowsley in the Peak District. Simon Bradley has been elevated from his previous position of head chef at East...

Wed Aug 29 09:48:50 BST 2012
They wish they were here... The Peak District’s place in the super league of UK tourism destinations has been confirmed with the news that it has been voted among the top three favourite British holiday locations in a prestigious national awards scheme. Only Cornwall proved a more popular choice for expert judges and readers in that...

Wed Aug 29 09:48:50 BST 2012
They wish they were here... The Peak District’s place in the super league of UK tourism destinations has been confirmed with the news that it has been voted among the top three favourite British holiday locations in a prestigious national awards scheme. Only Cornwall proved a more popular choice for expert judges and readers in that...

Mon Aug 27 11:05:46 BST 2012
CHOCOLATE makers from Bakewell are celebrating the sweet success of landing a national contract with John Lewis. Holdsworth Chocolates, on Station Road, have been extremely busy getting ready for the launch this September and have even taken on extra staff to cope with the demand. Creative Director Genevieve Holdsworth said: “We are...

Mon Aug 27 11:05:46 BST 2012
CHOCOLATE makers from Bakewell are celebrating the sweet success of landing a national contract with John Lewis. Holdsworth Chocolates, on Station Road, have been extremely busy getting ready for the launch this September and have even taken on extra staff to cope with the demand. Creative Director Genevieve Holdsworth said: “We are...

Sat Aug 25 15:17:47 BST 2012
JOURNALISTS serving markets across the globe – including Germany, China, Japan, Canada and the USA – have been busy discovering why the Peak District is such a superstar in the high-profile world of film and television. Official tourist board Visit Peak District & Derbyshire joined forces with VisitEngland to host a film-themed...

Sat Aug 25 15:17:47 BST 2012
JOURNALISTS serving markets across the globe – including Germany, China, Japan, Canada and the USA – have been busy discovering why the Peak District is such a superstar in the high-profile world of film and television. Official tourist board Visit Peak District & Derbyshire joined forces with VisitEngland to host a film-themed...

Sat Aug 25 07:30:09 BST 2012
Countryfile Magazine has today [24 August] announced the winners of the second annual Countryfile Magazine Awards. The Countryfile Magazine Awards 2012 are a celebration of our countryside and its people – from great landscapes and rural attractions to favourite country writers, conservation projects and regional foods. The awards were...

Sat Aug 25 07:30:09 BST 2012
Countryfile Magazine has today [24 August] announced the winners of the second annual Countryfile Magazine Awards. The Countryfile Magazine Awards 2012 are a celebration of our countryside and its people – from great landscapes and rural attractions to favourite country writers, conservation projects and regional foods. The awards were...

Wed Aug 22 10:40:19 BST 2012
COUNTRYSIDE campaigners are celebrating the centenary of the birth of a pioneering conservationist by launching a fundraising appeal in his name. Gerald Haythornthwaite, the key driving force behind the formation of the Peak District National Park, would have been 100 this year. Working alongside his wife Ethel, his victories included...

Wed Aug 22 10:40:19 BST 2012
COUNTRYSIDE campaigners are celebrating the centenary of the birth of a pioneering conservationist by launching a fundraising appeal in his name. Gerald Haythornthwaite, the key driving force behind the formation of the Peak District National Park, would have been 100 this year. Working alongside his wife Ethel, his victories included...

Tue Aug 21 15:28:05 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority is calling for people’s views on its first management plan for four recreational trails used by thousands of walkers, cyclists and horse-riders each year. People have until September 17 to give their feedback on the draft five-year plan available at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/looking-after/trailsplan...

Tue Aug 21 15:28:05 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority is calling for people’s views on its first management plan for four recreational trails used by thousands of walkers, cyclists and horse-riders each year. People have until September 17 to give their feedback on the draft five-year plan available at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/looking-after/trailsplan...

Mon Aug 20 11:17:06 BST 2012
A WOMAN had to be rescued from a famous tourist spot after an ankle injury left her unable to walk. The 25-year-old had been walking down from Thorpe Cloud towards the Dovedale Stepping Stones when she slipped and injured her ankle. An ambulance crew were first on the scene to provide initial treatment but 15 members of Derby Mountain Rescue...

Mon Aug 20 11:17:06 BST 2012
A WOMAN had to be rescued from a famous tourist spot after an ankle injury left her unable to walk. The 25-year-old had been walking down from Thorpe Cloud towards the Dovedale Stepping Stones when she slipped and injured her ankle. An ambulance crew were first on the scene to provide initial treatment but 15 members of Derby Mountain Rescue...

Sat Aug 18 11:46:26 BST 2012
STRONG men and drag queens were the unusual combination that one Dales pub embraced. On Saturday 11 August the Barley Mow, in Bonsall, launched its ‘Alternative Olympics’ for the second year running. Strapping men from across Derbyshire stepped up to challenges such as the Tyre Flip, Landrover pull and the Farmer’s Walk. ...

Sat Aug 18 11:46:26 BST 2012
STRONG men and drag queens were the unusual combination that one Dales pub embraced. On Saturday 11 August the Barley Mow, in Bonsall, launched its ‘Alternative Olympics’ for the second year running. Strapping men from across Derbyshire stepped up to challenges such as the Tyre Flip, Landrover pull and the Farmer’s Walk. ...

Fri Aug 17 11:55:05 BST 2012
A CONSULTATION into more than 3,000 miles of public rights of way in Derbyshire has been launched by Derbyshire County Council. A five year Rights of Way Improvement Plan will define rights of way in the county and areas of the Peak District and will act as a public record about rights of way, which include footpaths, trails and greenlanes. ...

Fri Aug 17 11:55:05 BST 2012
A CONSULTATION into more than 3,000 miles of public rights of way in Derbyshire has been launched by Derbyshire County Council. A five year Rights of Way Improvement Plan will define rights of way in the county and areas of the Peak District and will act as a public record about rights of way, which include footpaths, trails and greenlanes. ...

Thu Aug 16 10:50:10 BST 2012
FIGURES suggest the Tissington Trail brings more customers to its local economy than any other trail in the Peak District. Ahead of the formulation of a five year plan for all its trails the Peak District National Park Authority has surveyed trail users and asked what they have spent in the local area during their visit. Out of six trails...

Thu Aug 16 10:50:10 BST 2012
FIGURES suggest the Tissington Trail brings more customers to its local economy than any other trail in the Peak District. Ahead of the formulation of a five year plan for all its trails the Peak District National Park Authority has surveyed trail users and asked what they have spent in the local area during their visit. Out of six trails...

Wed Aug 15 11:40:45 BST 2012
SHEEN Ladies secured gold for England at the UK Outdoor Tug of War Championships in Wales. Representing England B in the ladies’ 520-kilos class, Sheen performed strongly in the group stages and progressed to the semi-finals without losing an end. They quickly dispatched of Wales A and then edged a tense decider against England A -...

Wed Aug 15 11:40:45 BST 2012
SHEEN Ladies secured gold for England at the UK Outdoor Tug of War Championships in Wales. Representing England B in the ladies’ 520-kilos class, Sheen performed strongly in the group stages and progressed to the semi-finals without losing an end. They quickly dispatched of Wales A and then edged a tense decider against England A -...

Tue Aug 14 15:37:31 BST 2012
TV’s Tony Robinson, famous for heading up Time Team and perhaps even better known as Baldrick from Blackadder, visited Cromford Mill this week. He was presenting Walking Through History, a new Channel 4 series in which he walks the length of the World Heritage Site to uncover the story of the Industrial Revolution. During filming Tony...

Tue Aug 14 15:37:31 BST 2012
TV’s Tony Robinson, famous for heading up Time Team and perhaps even better known as Baldrick from Blackadder, visited Cromford Mill this week. He was presenting Walking Through History, a new Channel 4 series in which he walks the length of the World Heritage Site to uncover the story of the Industrial Revolution. During filming Tony...

Mon Aug 13 10:43:10 BST 2012
National park bosses are seeking the views of walkers and cyclists about how they should manage four trails that offer 55km (34 miles) of recreational routes. The Peak District National Park Authority has started a public consultation on its plans for the four trails, including the Monsal Trail, where four old railway tunnels were recently...

Mon Aug 13 10:43:10 BST 2012
National park bosses are seeking the views of walkers and cyclists about how they should manage four trails that offer 55km (34 miles) of recreational routes. The Peak District National Park Authority has started a public consultation on its plans for the four trails, including the Monsal Trail, where four old railway tunnels were recently...

Fri Aug 10 11:42:10 BST 2012
PROUD Whaley Bridge gymnast Jennifer Pinches is “on top of the world” after achieving her life’s goal of representing Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics. Pinches, making her debut on sport’s biggest stage, was a member of the Team GB squad which finished sixth in Tuesday’s final of the artistic gymnastics...

Fri Aug 10 11:42:10 BST 2012
PROUD Whaley Bridge gymnast Jennifer Pinches is “on top of the world” after achieving her life’s goal of representing Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics. Pinches, making her debut on sport’s biggest stage, was a member of the Team GB squad which finished sixth in Tuesday’s final of the artistic gymnastics...

Wed Aug 08 16:27:21 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park has been improved as a place to go walking and as a haven for wildlife, due to concerted human action over the past five years. That is the conclusion of a report by the national park authority, which revealed a combination of volunteers, farmers and employees of the authority itself have all succeeded in...

Wed Aug 08 16:27:21 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park has been improved as a place to go walking and as a haven for wildlife, due to concerted human action over the past five years. That is the conclusion of a report by the national park authority, which revealed a combination of volunteers, farmers and employees of the authority itself have all succeeded in...

Tue Aug 07 11:34:10 BST 2012
A PLANNING manager at the Peak District National Park Authority has beat more than 700 applicants to take a leading role in UK building design. Sarah Foster, who manages the south area planning team, will be one of 250 Built Environment Experts (BEEs) for the Design Council across the UK. The Design Council is a charity which encourages the...

Tue Aug 07 11:34:10 BST 2012
A PLANNING manager at the Peak District National Park Authority has beat more than 700 applicants to take a leading role in UK building design. Sarah Foster, who manages the south area planning team, will be one of 250 Built Environment Experts (BEEs) for the Design Council across the UK. The Design Council is a charity which encourages the...

Mon Aug 06 08:59:46 BST 2012
Two of the Peak District’s top chefs are preparing to share some of their secrets at a series of cookery master classes being planned by Tideswell School of Food. Alan Hill, chef patron of Chatsworth Estate pubs the Devonshire Arms at Beeley and the Devonshire at Pilsley, launches the season on Thursday, August 16. Alan has cooked for...

Mon Aug 06 08:59:46 BST 2012
Two of the Peak District’s top chefs are preparing to share some of their secrets at a series of cookery master classes being planned by Tideswell School of Food. Alan Hill, chef patron of Chatsworth Estate pubs the Devonshire Arms at Beeley and the Devonshire at Pilsley, launches the season on Thursday, August 16. Alan has cooked for...

Sat Aug 04 10:45:37 BST 2012
AN ASHBOURNE schoolgirl narrowly missed out on a medal at a world-class carriage driving trials in Austria. Megan Wheeldon, 11, competed as an individual at the recent International Collective for Kids Driving (ICKD) Junior World Trophy carriage driving trials at Wiener Neustadt in Austria in the nine to 11-years-old category. Megan and her...

Sat Aug 04 10:45:37 BST 2012
AN ASHBOURNE schoolgirl narrowly missed out on a medal at a world-class carriage driving trials in Austria. Megan Wheeldon, 11, competed as an individual at the recent International Collective for Kids Driving (ICKD) Junior World Trophy carriage driving trials at Wiener Neustadt in Austria in the nine to 11-years-old category. Megan and her...

Fri Aug 03 14:32:42 BST 2012
Organisers have hailed this year’s Bakewell Show which defied the summer washout to wow scores of overjoyed revellers. More than 65,000 spectators flocked to the popular Peak District event over the past two days to enjoy a mix of rural attractions and family-themed delights. Show manager Janet Bailey said: “It’s been an...

Fri Aug 03 14:32:42 BST 2012
Organisers have hailed this year’s Bakewell Show which defied the summer washout to wow scores of overjoyed revellers. More than 65,000 spectators flocked to the popular Peak District event over the past two days to enjoy a mix of rural attractions and family-themed delights. Show manager Janet Bailey said: “It’s been an...

Thu Aug 02 13:41:04 BST 2012
Volunteers who give up their time to make the Peak District National Park a better place are being sought for a national award. The Association of National Park Authorities (ANPA) wants to recognise the unsung heroes who work in different ways to make the national park a special place. The Volunteer Awards will be judged by BBC Countryfile TV...

Thu Aug 02 13:41:04 BST 2012
Volunteers who give up their time to make the Peak District National Park a better place are being sought for a national award. The Association of National Park Authorities (ANPA) wants to recognise the unsung heroes who work in different ways to make the national park a special place. The Volunteer Awards will be judged by BBC Countryfile TV...

Thu Aug 02 10:57:08 BST 2012
A new Derbyshire Wildlife Trust project is helping to safeguard the future of the county’s veteran trees. The three-year Value in Trees Project has received £109,500 funding from the Big Tree Plant, a campaign to encourage more tree planting across England . It follows two previous Derbyshire Wildlife Trust projects which mapped...

Thu Aug 02 10:57:08 BST 2012
A new Derbyshire Wildlife Trust project is helping to safeguard the future of the county’s veteran trees. The three-year Value in Trees Project has received £109,500 funding from the Big Tree Plant, a campaign to encourage more tree planting across England . It follows two previous Derbyshire Wildlife Trust projects which mapped...

Wed Aug 01 10:09:00 BST 2012
A GRUELLING cycle race is set to pass through Ashbourne in September. The Tour of Britain, in which cyclists will pedal across the country, will take in the town as part of the Nottingham Castle to Knowsley Safari Park leg of the 1,349.9km race. The week-long spectacle, which is free to spectators, begins on September 9 and will see around 100...

Wed Aug 01 10:09:00 BST 2012
A GRUELLING cycle race is set to pass through Ashbourne in September. The Tour of Britain, in which cyclists will pedal across the country, will take in the town as part of the Nottingham Castle to Knowsley Safari Park leg of the 1,349.9km race. The week-long spectacle, which is free to spectators, begins on September 9 and will see around 100...

Tue Jul 31 10:21:03 BST 2012
BUXTON business Steve’s Tyres & Exhausts is supporting a new campaign aimed at raising money for two local charities. Kumho Tyres has launched its ‘Cash for Causes’ campaign, which will see the company give away more than £100,000 to deserving local charities, groups and projects, through its ECSTA Performance...

Tue Jul 31 10:21:03 BST 2012
BUXTON business Steve’s Tyres & Exhausts is supporting a new campaign aimed at raising money for two local charities. Kumho Tyres has launched its ‘Cash for Causes’ campaign, which will see the company give away more than £100,000 to deserving local charities, groups and projects, through its ECSTA Performance...

Mon Jul 30 13:16:18 BST 2012
The council is asking residents to get ready for the first stage of its new recycling scheme. Derbyshire Dales District Council is launching the scheme, which will enable householders to recycle more at home, on August 6. In their first stage tins and cans will be collected within a different container The authority’s new refuse...

Mon Jul 30 13:16:18 BST 2012
The council is asking residents to get ready for the first stage of its new recycling scheme. Derbyshire Dales District Council is launching the scheme, which will enable householders to recycle more at home, on August 6. In their first stage tins and cans will be collected within a different container The authority’s new refuse...

Sun Jul 29 11:55:49 BST 2012
The Natural England project, in partnership with the Peak District National Park Authority, is helping bring farm buildings back into use. The scheme aims to preserve the heritage of the area and use local builders to carry out the work. Barns in Wardlow, Bradwell, Brushfield and Taddington are among 14 sites to be renovated under the scheme. ...

Sun Jul 29 11:55:49 BST 2012
The Natural England project, in partnership with the Peak District National Park Authority, is helping bring farm buildings back into use. The scheme aims to preserve the heritage of the area and use local builders to carry out the work. Barns in Wardlow, Bradwell, Brushfield and Taddington are among 14 sites to be renovated under the scheme. ...

Sun Jul 22 13:38:58 BST 2012
Food lovers are being urged to race to a website full of tasty tips for using leftover food when hosting Olympics food parties. Lots of families will be getting together when the games start on July 27 – and many will be looking forward to cooking up some dishes worthy of an Olympic champion. Derbyshire County Council is urging...

Sun Jul 22 13:38:58 BST 2012
Food lovers are being urged to race to a website full of tasty tips for using leftover food when hosting Olympics food parties. Lots of families will be getting together when the games start on July 27 – and many will be looking forward to cooking up some dishes worthy of an Olympic champion. Derbyshire County Council is urging...

Fri Jul 20 11:14:06 BST 2012
Derbyshire Falcons face Yorkshire Carnegie in a Clydesdale Bank 40 local derby at Chesterfield on Sunday (1.45pm start) – and Head Coach Karl Krikken says his side haven’t given up on qualification for the semi-final. The Falcons sit four points behind Group C leaders Sussex Sharks with five games to go and Krikken’s men know...

Fri Jul 20 11:14:06 BST 2012
Derbyshire Falcons face Yorkshire Carnegie in a Clydesdale Bank 40 local derby at Chesterfield on Sunday (1.45pm start) – and Head Coach Karl Krikken says his side haven’t given up on qualification for the semi-final. The Falcons sit four points behind Group C leaders Sussex Sharks with five games to go and Krikken’s men know...

Fri Jul 20 11:10:01 BST 2012
Elyzian Hospitality to improve accessibility of Callow Hall. Now undergoing a refurbishment to improve hotel access, Callow Hall is set to receive a partial face lift, lifting the accessibility standards to those set by multi award-winning sister establishment, East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant in Rowsley. Following the recent acquisition of Callow...

Fri Jul 20 11:10:01 BST 2012
Elyzian Hospitality to improve accessibility of Callow Hall. Now undergoing a refurbishment to improve hotel access, Callow Hall is set to receive a partial face lift, lifting the accessibility standards to those set by multi award-winning sister establishment, East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant in Rowsley. Following the recent acquisition of Callow...

Fri Jul 20 09:34:49 BST 2012
Many people who like to go walking in the Peak District will often be dispappointed to see litter left out on the hills, but the national park is the target of a forthcoming clean-up. Respect the Mountains is an international envitronmental and mountain awareness charity that carries out clean-ups in mountain areas in several countries - with...

Fri Jul 20 09:34:49 BST 2012
Many people who like to go walking in the Peak District will often be dispappointed to see litter left out on the hills, but the national park is the target of a forthcoming clean-up. Respect the Mountains is an international envitronmental and mountain awareness charity that carries out clean-ups in mountain areas in several countries - with...

Thu Jul 19 07:58:02 BST 2012
National park bosses have given the go-ahead to a plan for camping pods on the route of the Pennine Way. The 10 wooden pods will be installed at Crowden campsite in the Peak District, the first to gain approval in the national park. The pods are shaped like tents but made of insulated wood and steel, with an external appearance of wooden...

Thu Jul 19 07:58:02 BST 2012
National park bosses have given the go-ahead to a plan for camping pods on the route of the Pennine Way. The 10 wooden pods will be installed at Crowden campsite in the Peak District, the first to gain approval in the national park. The pods are shaped like tents but made of insulated wood and steel, with an external appearance of wooden...

Wed Jul 18 09:47:12 BST 2012
Young people will be able to find out what life was like in the iron age after the Peak District National Park planning committee approved proposals for a replica roundhouse. The roundhouse is intended to be constructed the way iron age people did it, with a timber frame, clay walls and a heather or wildflower turf roof, drawing on...

Wed Jul 18 09:47:12 BST 2012
Young people will be able to find out what life was like in the iron age after the Peak District National Park planning committee approved proposals for a replica roundhouse. The roundhouse is intended to be constructed the way iron age people did it, with a timber frame, clay walls and a heather or wildflower turf roof, drawing on...

Tue Jul 17 11:06:40 BST 2012
FOUR artists from Chesterfield who are members of the Peak District Artisans will exhibit at the group’s most prestigious event of the year - the Great Dome Art Fair 2012 on July 21 and 22. The award winning event - part of Buxton’s Festival Fringe - showcases the eclectic range of talent within the group including artists,...

Tue Jul 17 11:06:40 BST 2012
FOUR artists from Chesterfield who are members of the Peak District Artisans will exhibit at the group’s most prestigious event of the year - the Great Dome Art Fair 2012 on July 21 and 22. The award winning event - part of Buxton’s Festival Fringe - showcases the eclectic range of talent within the group including artists,...

Tue Jul 17 10:35:01 BST 2012
Business Peak District would like to invite you to the first in a series of Business Network events. We have some great guest speakers to help your business develop and for you to be inspired.   Where?    -  Thornbridge Hall, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell  DE45 1NZ (Access: please use main entrance off the A6020)...

Tue Jul 17 10:35:01 BST 2012
Business Peak District would like to invite you to the first in a series of Business Network events. We have some great guest speakers to help your business develop and for you to be inspired.   Where?    -  Thornbridge Hall, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell  DE45 1NZ (Access: please use main entrance off the A6020)...

Tue Jul 17 09:59:39 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park’s planning committee gave its approval to an application for 10 camping pods at Crowden campsite close to the Pennine Way – the first in the national park. Camping pods are shaped like tents but made of insulated wood and steel, with an external appearance of wooden shingles. Campers use them like...

Tue Jul 17 09:59:39 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park’s planning committee gave its approval to an application for 10 camping pods at Crowden campsite close to the Pennine Way – the first in the national park. Camping pods are shaped like tents but made of insulated wood and steel, with an external appearance of wooden shingles. Campers use them like...

Tue Jul 17 09:54:25 BST 2012
Young people will be able to find out what life was like in the iron age after the Peak District National Park planning committee approved proposals for a replica roundhouse.   The roundhouse is intended to be constructed the way iron age people did it, with a timber frame, clay walls and a heather or wildflower turf roof, drawing on...

Tue Jul 17 09:54:25 BST 2012
Young people will be able to find out what life was like in the iron age after the Peak District National Park planning committee approved proposals for a replica roundhouse.   The roundhouse is intended to be constructed the way iron age people did it, with a timber frame, clay walls and a heather or wildflower turf roof, drawing on...

Mon Jul 16 09:56:43 BST 2012
Chesterfield’s theatres are set to undergo major revamps that will bring them bang up to date. The town’s cultural quarter is going back to its historic roots thanks to a heritage regeneration project. The Winding Wheel will close on July 15 until September 1 for repairs to the mock Tudor exterior, windows, roof, canopy, ballroom...

Mon Jul 16 09:56:43 BST 2012
Chesterfield’s theatres are set to undergo major revamps that will bring them bang up to date. The town’s cultural quarter is going back to its historic roots thanks to a heritage regeneration project. The Winding Wheel will close on July 15 until September 1 for repairs to the mock Tudor exterior, windows, roof, canopy, ballroom...

Fri Jul 13 09:33:24 BST 2012
A MATLOCK pub is celebrating after being awarded the top rating for Hygiene. The Crown – which was visited by council inspectors as part of the Scores on the Doors programme – gained the prestigious five-star status. The new programme aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, take-aways and pubs across Derbyshire....

Fri Jul 13 09:33:24 BST 2012
A MATLOCK pub is celebrating after being awarded the top rating for Hygiene. The Crown – which was visited by council inspectors as part of the Scores on the Doors programme – gained the prestigious five-star status. The new programme aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, take-aways and pubs across Derbyshire....

Thu Jul 12 14:44:56 BST 2012
Rowsley’s multi award-winning East Lodge unveils new seasonal wedding packages.   East Lodge in Rowsley - a top 150 UK hotel, 3 AA rosette restaurant and award-winning wedding venue in the Peak District - has announced its new seasonal wedding packages. The new packages ensure that no matter what time year you choose to marry at the...

Thu Jul 12 14:44:56 BST 2012
Rowsley’s multi award-winning East Lodge unveils new seasonal wedding packages.   East Lodge in Rowsley - a top 150 UK hotel, 3 AA rosette restaurant and award-winning wedding venue in the Peak District - has announced its new seasonal wedding packages. The new packages ensure that no matter what time year you choose to marry at the...

Thu Jul 12 09:21:48 BST 2012
Issued by the RSPB on behalf of the Dark Peak: Public and Private Lands Nature Improvement Area A major new conservation partnership project in the Peak District has appointed a countryside landscape professional to help make more space for wildlife and people in the Dark Peak.   Ross Frazer has been recruited to manage the Dark Peak:...

Thu Jul 12 09:21:48 BST 2012
Issued by the RSPB on behalf of the Dark Peak: Public and Private Lands Nature Improvement Area A major new conservation partnership project in the Peak District has appointed a countryside landscape professional to help make more space for wildlife and people in the Dark Peak.   Ross Frazer has been recruited to manage the Dark Peak:...

Thu Jul 12 09:12:36 BST 2012
ASHBOURNE Show organisers are remaining upbeat and pressing ahead with plans — despite the incessant summer showers putting a dampener on some of the town’s favourite events. The annual agricultural show’s venue, Osmaston Polo Ground, is renowned for remaining dry during a deluge, but parking for the thousands of visitors could...

Thu Jul 12 09:12:36 BST 2012
ASHBOURNE Show organisers are remaining upbeat and pressing ahead with plans — despite the incessant summer showers putting a dampener on some of the town’s favourite events. The annual agricultural show’s venue, Osmaston Polo Ground, is renowned for remaining dry during a deluge, but parking for the thousands of visitors could...

Thu Jul 12 09:11:01 BST 2012
The headline show of five days versus Yorkshire may be still to come – but Derbyshire Head Coach Karl Krikken is anticipating an entertaining Chesterfield Festival opener versus the Unicorns this Sunday (1.45pm start). Krikken believes Queen’s Park is the perfect setting for limited-overs cricket and he’s determined to start the...

Thu Jul 12 09:11:01 BST 2012
The headline show of five days versus Yorkshire may be still to come – but Derbyshire Head Coach Karl Krikken is anticipating an entertaining Chesterfield Festival opener versus the Unicorns this Sunday (1.45pm start). Krikken believes Queen’s Park is the perfect setting for limited-overs cricket and he’s determined to start the...

Wed Jul 11 09:06:42 BST 2012
AN appeal by Network Rail for permission to demolish an historic railway bridge in the centre of the Peak District town of Whaley Bridge has been turned down. The application, originally refused by High Peak Borough Council in March last year, was for the removal of Bridge 42, a Grade II listed structure. The cast iron bridge,...

Wed Jul 11 09:06:42 BST 2012
AN appeal by Network Rail for permission to demolish an historic railway bridge in the centre of the Peak District town of Whaley Bridge has been turned down. The application, originally refused by High Peak Borough Council in March last year, was for the removal of Bridge 42, a Grade II listed structure. The cast iron bridge,...

Tue Jul 10 10:18:32 BST 2012
The Peak District market town of Bakewell is going to be given a revamp thanks to a new partnership. Governing authorities and community groups have joined up to form the Bakewell Partnership, with the aim of working together for the benefit of the town. The partnership consists of representatives of the National Park Authority,...

Tue Jul 10 10:18:32 BST 2012
The Peak District market town of Bakewell is going to be given a revamp thanks to a new partnership. Governing authorities and community groups have joined up to form the Bakewell Partnership, with the aim of working together for the benefit of the town. The partnership consists of representatives of the National Park Authority,...

Mon Jul 09 10:01:13 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority unanimously re-elected High Peak borough councillor Tony Favell as chair at its annual meeting (July 6). Cllr Favell, who has lived in Edale for 42 years, is a former MP for Stockport who founded a solicitors’ practice in Hathersage and is a former president of Hope Show and the Longshaw Sheepdog...

Mon Jul 09 10:01:13 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority unanimously re-elected High Peak borough councillor Tony Favell as chair at its annual meeting (July 6). Cllr Favell, who has lived in Edale for 42 years, is a former MP for Stockport who founded a solicitors’ practice in Hathersage and is a former president of Hope Show and the Longshaw Sheepdog...

Fri Jul 06 14:53:05 BST 2012
Derbyshire Academy graduate Tom Knight has secured a place in England’s 15-man squad for the ICC U19 World Cup in Australia. England will begin with a game against hosts Australia in Townsville on 11th August before playing Ireland and Nepal in the other group stage matches. If England progress in the competition they could then go on to...

Fri Jul 06 14:53:05 BST 2012
Derbyshire Academy graduate Tom Knight has secured a place in England’s 15-man squad for the ICC U19 World Cup in Australia. England will begin with a game against hosts Australia in Townsville on 11th August before playing Ireland and Nepal in the other group stage matches. If England progress in the competition they could then go on to...

Fri Jul 06 12:07:21 BST 2012
“Oh yes she will – Oh no she won’t!” Monday 23rd July 2011 sees the start of a very special 350th Birthday celebration of  traditional Punch & Judy shows in England.  ‘Professor’ Richard Coombs professional puppeteer returns to The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath for a 6 week run, DAILY until...

Fri Jul 06 12:07:21 BST 2012
“Oh yes she will – Oh no she won’t!” Monday 23rd July 2011 sees the start of a very special 350th Birthday celebration of  traditional Punch & Judy shows in England.  ‘Professor’ Richard Coombs professional puppeteer returns to The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath for a 6 week run, DAILY until...

Fri Jul 06 11:59:18 BST 2012
The Derbyshire Falcons v Nottinghamshire Outlaws Friends Life t20 match this evening has been cancelled due to a waterlogged County Ground. ECB umpire David Millns carried out an early inspection and judged that the outfield had taken too much water for any realistic prospect of play this evening. The Club has elected to go above and beyond the...

Fri Jul 06 11:59:18 BST 2012
The Derbyshire Falcons v Nottinghamshire Outlaws Friends Life t20 match this evening has been cancelled due to a waterlogged County Ground. ECB umpire David Millns carried out an early inspection and judged that the outfield had taken too much water for any realistic prospect of play this evening. The Club has elected to go above and beyond the...

Fri Jul 06 09:30:02 BST 2012
ASHBOURNE is due to be part of a £2.5 billion high-speed broadband project, which is due to be rolled out across Derbyshire next year. Fibre broadband will be accessible to 20,000 homes in Ashbourne, Bolsover, Matlock and Pinxton as part of the roll-out, which bosses say could be a big boost to the area’s economy. Communications...

Fri Jul 06 09:30:02 BST 2012
ASHBOURNE is due to be part of a £2.5 billion high-speed broadband project, which is due to be rolled out across Derbyshire next year. Fibre broadband will be accessible to 20,000 homes in Ashbourne, Bolsover, Matlock and Pinxton as part of the roll-out, which bosses say could be a big boost to the area’s economy. Communications...

Thu Jul 05 09:20:33 BST 2012
Multi award-winning Peak District hotel and restaurant, East lodge, is once again supporting the forthcoming Buxton Festival in July. East Lodge is offering visitors the chance to join its triple AA rosette accredited chef, Simon Bradley, for an exciting interactive cookery demonstration on Friday 20 July. Taking place from 7-25 July, the 34th...

Thu Jul 05 09:20:33 BST 2012
Multi award-winning Peak District hotel and restaurant, East lodge, is once again supporting the forthcoming Buxton Festival in July. East Lodge is offering visitors the chance to join its triple AA rosette accredited chef, Simon Bradley, for an exciting interactive cookery demonstration on Friday 20 July. Taking place from 7-25 July, the 34th...

Thu Jul 05 09:15:11 BST 2012
A new cycle path costing £125,000 will be created alongside the A61 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The 370m (1,213 ft) path is being installed near the Whittington Moor roundabout as part of the Chesterfield cycle network. The long-term project will link shopping areas, hospitals, schools and main residential areas in the town. The work...

Thu Jul 05 09:15:11 BST 2012
A new cycle path costing £125,000 will be created alongside the A61 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The 370m (1,213 ft) path is being installed near the Whittington Moor roundabout as part of the Chesterfield cycle network. The long-term project will link shopping areas, hospitals, schools and main residential areas in the town. The work...

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Wed Jul 04 09:58:29 BST 2012
CAMPAIGNERS have enlisted the help of the High Peak’s younger residents to spread the Fairtrade message. Pupils at primary and secondary schools were invited to submit their design for a Fairtrade poster, promoting sales of a particular product or Fairtrade generally. Entries were submitted and judged locally around High Peak. The...

Wed Jul 04 09:58:29 BST 2012
CAMPAIGNERS have enlisted the help of the High Peak’s younger residents to spread the Fairtrade message. Pupils at primary and secondary schools were invited to submit their design for a Fairtrade poster, promoting sales of a particular product or Fairtrade generally. Entries were submitted and judged locally around High Peak. The...

Wed Jul 04 09:58:09 BST 2012
A life saving defibrillator machine has been presented to Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre as part of the drive to ensure these units are strategically placed in as many public places as possible. Training on its use has been given to several members of staff and the arrival of the unit follows the announcement that the Derbyshire Save A Life...

Wed Jul 04 09:58:09 BST 2012
A life saving defibrillator machine has been presented to Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre as part of the drive to ensure these units are strategically placed in as many public places as possible. Training on its use has been given to several members of staff and the arrival of the unit follows the announcement that the Derbyshire Save A Life...

Wed Jul 04 09:53:02 BST 2012
Derbyshire all-rounder Wes Durston says the Falcons are in determined mood ahead of Friday’s Friends Life t20 local derby versus Nottinghamshire at the County Ground, Derby (7pm start). Durston, whose all-round heroics in the victory over Lancashire on Sunday propelled him to the top of the FTI Most Valuable Player Rankings for the whole of...

Wed Jul 04 09:53:02 BST 2012
Derbyshire all-rounder Wes Durston says the Falcons are in determined mood ahead of Friday’s Friends Life t20 local derby versus Nottinghamshire at the County Ground, Derby (7pm start). Durston, whose all-round heroics in the victory over Lancashire on Sunday propelled him to the top of the FTI Most Valuable Player Rankings for the whole of...

Tue Jul 03 09:21:02 BST 2012
Rangers have blasted yobs who are ruining at one of the area’s most popular beauty spots. The Forestry Commission and Derbyshire County Council have joined forces to tackle the grafitti problem at Black Rocks, near Cromford, which has worsened over the last few months. Large areas of rock face have been defaced using multi-coloured...

Tue Jul 03 09:21:02 BST 2012
Rangers have blasted yobs who are ruining at one of the area’s most popular beauty spots. The Forestry Commission and Derbyshire County Council have joined forces to tackle the grafitti problem at Black Rocks, near Cromford, which has worsened over the last few months. Large areas of rock face have been defaced using multi-coloured...

Mon Jul 02 11:26:22 BST 2012
Following on from the success of ‘The Great Rowsley Menu 2010 & 2011’, children from year 6 of Rowsley C of E Primary will once again be visiting the multi-award winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant for The Great Rowsley Menu 2012! The innovative project comprises of a series of structured lessons, giving a unique insight to the...

Mon Jul 02 11:26:22 BST 2012
Following on from the success of ‘The Great Rowsley Menu 2010 & 2011’, children from year 6 of Rowsley C of E Primary will once again be visiting the multi-award winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant for The Great Rowsley Menu 2012! The innovative project comprises of a series of structured lessons, giving a unique insight to the...

Fri Jun 29 12:00:59 BST 2012
A new classroom will give youngsters the space their need to grow and learn. Middleton Community Primary School, in Main Street, Middleton–by–Wirksworth, officially unveiled the classroom at a ceremony last week. It will be used primarily by reception age children. Mike Coveney, chairman of the board of governors for the school,...

Fri Jun 29 12:00:59 BST 2012
A new classroom will give youngsters the space their need to grow and learn. Middleton Community Primary School, in Main Street, Middleton–by–Wirksworth, officially unveiled the classroom at a ceremony last week. It will be used primarily by reception age children. Mike Coveney, chairman of the board of governors for the school,...

Thu Jun 28 11:33:34 BST 2012
Freemasons have been on hand to launch a new boat designed for disabled people. Derbyshire Freemasons from Flyfishers’ and St Oswald Lodges in Ashbourne gathered at Carsington Sports and Leisure Water to celebrate the launch of the new wheely boat for the fishery based at Carsington Water. The Provincial Grand Master of Derbyshire,...

Thu Jun 28 11:33:34 BST 2012
Freemasons have been on hand to launch a new boat designed for disabled people. Derbyshire Freemasons from Flyfishers’ and St Oswald Lodges in Ashbourne gathered at Carsington Sports and Leisure Water to celebrate the launch of the new wheely boat for the fishery based at Carsington Water. The Provincial Grand Master of Derbyshire,...

Wed Jun 27 13:29:13 BST 2012
A bid by the Peak District National Park Authority to stop 4x4 vehicles using the Roych track has been backed by Chapel Parish Council. Members considered a written report from Cllr Hilary Batterbee about the historical significance of the track, its use by walkers and horse riders and its progressive deterioration in recent years due to use by...

Wed Jun 27 13:29:13 BST 2012
A bid by the Peak District National Park Authority to stop 4x4 vehicles using the Roych track has been backed by Chapel Parish Council. Members considered a written report from Cllr Hilary Batterbee about the historical significance of the track, its use by walkers and horse riders and its progressive deterioration in recent years due to use by...

Tue Jun 26 09:01:44 BST 2012
A PEAK DISTRICT FARM has been overwhelmed by people’s interest in where their food comes from. Masson Farm, in Matlock, invited the public to come and see how it operated as part of Open Farm Sunday, an initiative of the Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF). To the surprise of the owners, visitors came flooding in to have a look...

Tue Jun 26 09:01:44 BST 2012
A PEAK DISTRICT FARM has been overwhelmed by people’s interest in where their food comes from. Masson Farm, in Matlock, invited the public to come and see how it operated as part of Open Farm Sunday, an initiative of the Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF). To the surprise of the owners, visitors came flooding in to have a look...

Sat Jun 23 11:04:23 BST 2012
WORK has begun to build Ashbourne’s new library. Demolition of the former health centre in Compton started last week and the actual construction will start in mid-July to build the £2.4million library. The new site will replace the library currently in Cokayne Avenue and will also provide two new registrar’s offices, display...

Sat Jun 23 11:04:23 BST 2012
WORK has begun to build Ashbourne’s new library. Demolition of the former health centre in Compton started last week and the actual construction will start in mid-July to build the £2.4million library. The new site will replace the library currently in Cokayne Avenue and will also provide two new registrar’s offices, display...

Fri Jun 22 13:34:07 BST 2012
East Lodge maintains prestigious 5 star hygiene accolade Rowsley’s multi-award winning Peak District hotel and restaurant, East Lodge, has maintained its 5 Star Hygiene Award. Awarded by Derbyshire Dales District Council for Food Hygiene, East Lodge remains amongst an elite club of establishments that have met the highest of standards in...

Fri Jun 22 13:34:07 BST 2012
East Lodge maintains prestigious 5 star hygiene accolade Rowsley’s multi-award winning Peak District hotel and restaurant, East Lodge, has maintained its 5 Star Hygiene Award. Awarded by Derbyshire Dales District Council for Food Hygiene, East Lodge remains amongst an elite club of establishments that have met the highest of standards in...

Thu Jun 21 10:38:10 BST 2012
A NEW initiative will soon be launched that promises to put one Dales town firmly on the map – while simultaneously boosting prosperity in various other areas. Destination Wirksworth is a new website that aims to showcase all the best places to eat, drink and visit in the town while giving up-to-date information on all upcoming events. ...

Thu Jun 21 10:38:10 BST 2012
A NEW initiative will soon be launched that promises to put one Dales town firmly on the map – while simultaneously boosting prosperity in various other areas. Destination Wirksworth is a new website that aims to showcase all the best places to eat, drink and visit in the town while giving up-to-date information on all upcoming events. ...

Wed Jun 20 16:37:03 BST 2012
RESIDENTS, community groups and businesses are being asked for their views on proposed new planning policies for sustainable buildings and renewable energy in the Peak District National Park. The Peak District National Park Authority is running an eight-week public consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document with comments invited...

Wed Jun 20 16:37:03 BST 2012
RESIDENTS, community groups and businesses are being asked for their views on proposed new planning policies for sustainable buildings and renewable energy in the Peak District National Park. The Peak District National Park Authority is running an eight-week public consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document with comments invited...

Tue Jun 19 16:09:46 BST 2012
After six years of closure Bakewell Almshouses have been rescued at a cost of £325,000. To mark the occasion, Lord Edward Manners unveiled a plaque outside Bakewell Almshouses that outlines the history of the building and its restoration. Tony Short, Chair of Trustees, said: “The priority was always to re-open the homes, with...

Tue Jun 19 16:09:46 BST 2012
After six years of closure Bakewell Almshouses have been rescued at a cost of £325,000. To mark the occasion, Lord Edward Manners unveiled a plaque outside Bakewell Almshouses that outlines the history of the building and its restoration. Tony Short, Chair of Trustees, said: “The priority was always to re-open the homes, with...

Mon Jun 18 10:06:01 BST 2012
East Lodge owners add prestigious Callow Hall to their luxury portfolio. Derbyshire’s idyllic Peak District country house hotel and restaurant, Callow Hall, is now under new management. It has recently been acquired by the same company behind the prestigious and much celebrated East Lodge Hotel and restaurant in Rowsley – Elyzian...

Mon Jun 18 10:06:01 BST 2012
East Lodge owners add prestigious Callow Hall to their luxury portfolio. Derbyshire’s idyllic Peak District country house hotel and restaurant, Callow Hall, is now under new management. It has recently been acquired by the same company behind the prestigious and much celebrated East Lodge Hotel and restaurant in Rowsley – Elyzian...

Mon Jun 18 09:21:58 BST 2012
CHESTERFIELD could become one of the country’s shopping hotspots – if a new £50m investment, exclusively revealed to the Derbyshire Times, gets the go-ahead. Plans for the Northern Gateway development, which would see the Donut roundabout transformed into a hotel, cinema, bars, restaurant, a supermarket, shops and homes, are...

Mon Jun 18 09:21:58 BST 2012
CHESTERFIELD could become one of the country’s shopping hotspots – if a new £50m investment, exclusively revealed to the Derbyshire Times, gets the go-ahead. Plans for the Northern Gateway development, which would see the Donut roundabout transformed into a hotel, cinema, bars, restaurant, a supermarket, shops and homes, are...

Fri Jun 15 10:04:45 BST 2012
THE ROUTE the London 2012 Olympic torch relay will take when its visits Buxton this summer has been unveiled. A string of inspirational torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame during its 30-minute relay through the town on Friday June 29. Historic landmarks to be passed along the way will include Buxton Railway Station, the Opera House and...

Fri Jun 15 10:04:45 BST 2012
THE ROUTE the London 2012 Olympic torch relay will take when its visits Buxton this summer has been unveiled. A string of inspirational torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame during its 30-minute relay through the town on Friday June 29. Historic landmarks to be passed along the way will include Buxton Railway Station, the Opera House and...

Wed Jun 13 13:59:25 BST 2012
PLANS are due to be submitted that could see two more 100m wind turbines go up on a hillside near Ashbourne. Work is due to start on four huge turbines at Carsington Pastures, permission was given in March for a fifth turbine nearby in Manystones Lane, Brassington, and now Longcliffe Quarries is nearing the end of its consultation into proposals...

Wed Jun 13 13:59:25 BST 2012
PLANS are due to be submitted that could see two more 100m wind turbines go up on a hillside near Ashbourne. Work is due to start on four huge turbines at Carsington Pastures, permission was given in March for a fifth turbine nearby in Manystones Lane, Brassington, and now Longcliffe Quarries is nearing the end of its consultation into proposals...

Wed Jun 13 10:37:30 BST 2012
National Trust gardeners share their expertise With the summer sunshine hopefully round the corner, many of the National Trust’s gardens and parkland are at their most colourful in June and July.  The Trust has created a free guide to gardens and outdoor spaces in the Midlands, which is now available to download at...

Wed Jun 13 10:37:30 BST 2012
National Trust gardeners share their expertise With the summer sunshine hopefully round the corner, many of the National Trust’s gardens and parkland are at their most colourful in June and July.  The Trust has created a free guide to gardens and outdoor spaces in the Midlands, which is now available to download at...

Wed Jun 13 10:31:27 BST 2012
Just five months after its opening the centre is now receiving booking commitments from numerous organisations keen to make full use of the centre’s facilities. The centre now boasts several purpose built therapy units in addition to the free to use areas with full disabled access, cafeteria, seminar facilities and multimedia resources. ...

Wed Jun 13 10:31:27 BST 2012
Just five months after its opening the centre is now receiving booking commitments from numerous organisations keen to make full use of the centre’s facilities. The centre now boasts several purpose built therapy units in addition to the free to use areas with full disabled access, cafeteria, seminar facilities and multimedia resources. ...

Wed Jun 13 09:50:05 BST 2012
Overseas signing Rana Naved is set for his Derbyshire Friends Life t20 debut as the Falcons face Lancashire Lightning this coming Thursday at the County Ground, Derby, with a 7pm start. The Pakistan international has gained a wealth of limited-overs experience around the world, culminating in a sensational spell with the Hobart Hurricanes in the...

Wed Jun 13 09:50:05 BST 2012
Overseas signing Rana Naved is set for his Derbyshire Friends Life t20 debut as the Falcons face Lancashire Lightning this coming Thursday at the County Ground, Derby, with a 7pm start. The Pakistan international has gained a wealth of limited-overs experience around the world, culminating in a sensational spell with the Hobart Hurricanes in the...

Tue Jun 12 19:46:52 BST 2012
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were forced to make a flying exit from a display to attend to the injuries of a seriously-injured cyclist. On Sunday morning, the team had to dash from the High Peak Emergency Services Show to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team at the incident on Longstone Edge. The cyclist had been riding with a group of friends...

Tue Jun 12 19:46:52 BST 2012
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were forced to make a flying exit from a display to attend to the injuries of a seriously-injured cyclist. On Sunday morning, the team had to dash from the High Peak Emergency Services Show to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team at the incident on Longstone Edge. The cyclist had been riding with a group of friends...

Mon Jun 11 10:41:57 BST 2012
Theatre By Numbers shall be performing their latest family production of ‘One Windy Day’ around Poole’s Cavern on July 7, 14th, 15th and 21st as part of the Buxton Fringe Festival 2012. Theatre By Numbers invite you to experience the woodland walks that surround the infamous caves by joining Leonie and Zionah as they explore the...

Mon Jun 11 10:41:57 BST 2012
Theatre By Numbers shall be performing their latest family production of ‘One Windy Day’ around Poole’s Cavern on July 7, 14th, 15th and 21st as part of the Buxton Fringe Festival 2012. Theatre By Numbers invite you to experience the woodland walks that surround the infamous caves by joining Leonie and Zionah as they explore the...

Mon Jun 11 10:10:55 BST 2012
RESIDENTS, community groups and businesses are being asked for their views on proposed new planning policies for sustainable buildings and renewable energy in the Peak District National Park. The Peak District National Park Authority is running an eight-week public consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document from Monday June 11 to...

Mon Jun 11 10:10:55 BST 2012
RESIDENTS, community groups and businesses are being asked for their views on proposed new planning policies for sustainable buildings and renewable energy in the Peak District National Park. The Peak District National Park Authority is running an eight-week public consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document from Monday June 11 to...

Fri Jun 08 13:44:04 BST 2012
Immortalised in song by the Beatles, Nina Simone and the Wurzel's, the British Blackbird is a common find in British literature and arts - as common as they are in our gardens it seems. With the new addition to our Peak District Garden Birds section, the Blackbird sings its way into our Top 10 as one of the most loyal species to its mate....

Fri Jun 08 13:44:04 BST 2012
Immortalised in song by the Beatles, Nina Simone and the Wurzel's, the British Blackbird is a common find in British literature and arts - as common as they are in our gardens it seems. With the new addition to our Peak District Garden Birds section, the Blackbird sings its way into our Top 10 as one of the most loyal species to its mate....

Fri Jun 08 12:56:19 BST 2012
A mountain rescue team has warned outdoor enthusiasts about the dangers of unexploded shells near a popular Peak District path. Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team was called on Monday after a member of the public found the bomb near the Cut Gate path, which runs from Langsett to Slippery Stones at the head of the Upper Derwent Valley. Members of...

Fri Jun 08 12:56:19 BST 2012
A mountain rescue team has warned outdoor enthusiasts about the dangers of unexploded shells near a popular Peak District path. Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team was called on Monday after a member of the public found the bomb near the Cut Gate path, which runs from Langsett to Slippery Stones at the head of the Upper Derwent Valley. Members of...

Fri Jun 08 10:31:20 BST 2012
Opportunities for hospitality jobseekers at Callow Hall. In a boost to local employment opportunities, Rowsley’s Elyzian Hospitality Group Ltd, operators of the multi award-winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant and Callow Hall, is now recruiting for new staff across all levels of the Callow Hall Hotel and Restaurant business in Ashbourne,...

Fri Jun 08 10:31:20 BST 2012
Opportunities for hospitality jobseekers at Callow Hall. In a boost to local employment opportunities, Rowsley’s Elyzian Hospitality Group Ltd, operators of the multi award-winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant and Callow Hall, is now recruiting for new staff across all levels of the Callow Hall Hotel and Restaurant business in Ashbourne,...

Thu Jun 07 11:58:32 BST 2012
A road safety group will be helping bikers learn how to avoid accidents. Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership will be running a rider safety stall at the Peaks Custom and Classic Motorcycle Show on Sunday, June 17. Visitors to the stall will be able to enter a prize draw run by motorcycle clothing company Airvest for the chance to win...

Thu Jun 07 11:58:32 BST 2012
A road safety group will be helping bikers learn how to avoid accidents. Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership will be running a rider safety stall at the Peaks Custom and Classic Motorcycle Show on Sunday, June 17. Visitors to the stall will be able to enter a prize draw run by motorcycle clothing company Airvest for the chance to win...

Wed Jun 06 14:36:34 BST 2012
The public are being asked to help naturalists discover where glow worms live across the Peak District and Derbyshire. Right now is peak glowing time for this tiny beetle. The bright green light of the female shines out to attract a mate on warm summer nights in June. Peak District National Park ecologists, Derbyshire countryside rangers and...

Wed Jun 06 14:36:34 BST 2012
The public are being asked to help naturalists discover where glow worms live across the Peak District and Derbyshire. Right now is peak glowing time for this tiny beetle. The bright green light of the female shines out to attract a mate on warm summer nights in June. Peak District National Park ecologists, Derbyshire countryside rangers and...

Wed Jun 06 11:22:44 BST 2012
The public are being asked to help naturalists discover where glow worms live across the Peak District and Derbyshire.   Right now is peak glowing time for this tiny beetle. The bright green light of the female shines out to attract a mate on warm summer nights in June.   Peak District National Park ecologists, Derbyshire countryside...

Wed Jun 06 11:22:44 BST 2012
The public are being asked to help naturalists discover where glow worms live across the Peak District and Derbyshire.   Right now is peak glowing time for this tiny beetle. The bright green light of the female shines out to attract a mate on warm summer nights in June.   Peak District National Park ecologists, Derbyshire countryside...

Thu May 31 13:25:04 BST 2012
We moved into Glendon three months ago and set about refurbishing the house. Just a few days away from opening and we are nearly almost ready to welcome our first guests. The full house has been refurbished to create a tranquil and welcoming Bed and Breakfast. Each of our bedrooms has been individual designed to provide our guests with a luxury...

Thu May 31 13:25:04 BST 2012
We moved into Glendon three months ago and set about refurbishing the house. Just a few days away from opening and we are nearly almost ready to welcome our first guests. The full house has been refurbished to create a tranquil and welcoming Bed and Breakfast. Each of our bedrooms has been individual designed to provide our guests with a luxury...

Thu May 31 09:48:20 BST 2012
Rangers from Derbyshire's Peak District National Park Authority say the nests and chicks of many wild birds have been wiped out by a moorland fire. Crews from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue were called to Beeley Moor at about 21:00 BST on Saturday where a 150m-wide stretch of heathland was on fire. It took crews about 12 hours to put out the...

Thu May 31 09:48:20 BST 2012
Rangers from Derbyshire's Peak District National Park Authority say the nests and chicks of many wild birds have been wiped out by a moorland fire. Crews from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue were called to Beeley Moor at about 21:00 BST on Saturday where a 150m-wide stretch of heathland was on fire. It took crews about 12 hours to put out the...

Wed May 30 08:52:41 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority has started a consultation on whether traffic should be banned or restricted on some of its green lanes. The "lanes" are unsurfaced roads in the national park used by "recreational vehicles" such as 4x4s and off-road bikes. The authority wants to know what people think about traffic...

Wed May 30 08:52:41 BST 2012
The Peak District National Park Authority has started a consultation on whether traffic should be banned or restricted on some of its green lanes. The "lanes" are unsurfaced roads in the national park used by "recreational vehicles" such as 4x4s and off-road bikes. The authority wants to know what people think about traffic...

Tue May 29 08:59:32 BST 2012
Two independent people are being sought to play a key role in the management of the Peak District national park. Applications are being sought for two independent people to play a key role in the governance of the Peak District National Park Authority. Under the newly adopted Localism Act the way all local authorities in the country deal...

Tue May 29 08:59:32 BST 2012
Two independent people are being sought to play a key role in the management of the Peak District national park. Applications are being sought for two independent people to play a key role in the governance of the Peak District National Park Authority. Under the newly adopted Localism Act the way all local authorities in the country deal...

Mon May 28 10:02:35 BST 2012
Visitor information points are being installed in pubs in the Peak District and Derbyshire, as part of a pilot programme to keep tourists informed and boost trade to pubs. Nine pubs will take part in the pilot, with the first visitor information point being launched at the Wheatsheaf in Baslow by tourism minister John Penrose. The Peak...

Mon May 28 10:02:35 BST 2012
Visitor information points are being installed in pubs in the Peak District and Derbyshire, as part of a pilot programme to keep tourists informed and boost trade to pubs. Nine pubs will take part in the pilot, with the first visitor information point being launched at the Wheatsheaf in Baslow by tourism minister John Penrose. The Peak...

Fri May 25 10:04:57 BST 2012
The chance to catch a glimpse of celestial wonders under the cloak of darkness has been eroded with the growing problem of light pollution from the expansion of the nation’s towns and cities. But Yorkshire’s astronomical experts are helping ensure that future generations will be given the opportunity to marvel at the stars and...

Fri May 25 10:04:57 BST 2012
The chance to catch a glimpse of celestial wonders under the cloak of darkness has been eroded with the growing problem of light pollution from the expansion of the nation’s towns and cities. But Yorkshire’s astronomical experts are helping ensure that future generations will be given the opportunity to marvel at the stars and...

Thu May 24 08:12:13 BST 2012
A community bus service has been set up in an attempt to ease traffic problems at a national park honeypot. The Derwent Dams Shuttle offers visitors to the Peak District a route into the popular Derwent Valley. The bus, run by not-for-profit charity Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, has received a grant of almost £12,000 from the...

Thu May 24 08:12:13 BST 2012
A community bus service has been set up in an attempt to ease traffic problems at a national park honeypot. The Derwent Dams Shuttle offers visitors to the Peak District a route into the popular Derwent Valley. The bus, run by not-for-profit charity Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, has received a grant of almost £12,000 from the...

Wed May 23 10:13:29 BST 2012
The Derbyshire County Cricket Club General Committee has declared unanimous support for the Chairman’s recent personal statement and ambitions for the club’s future. Chris Grant penned his statement last week outlining his vision for the Club which is designed to ensure a sustainable future for Derbyshire. Competing for silverware and...

Wed May 23 10:13:29 BST 2012
The Derbyshire County Cricket Club General Committee has declared unanimous support for the Chairman’s recent personal statement and ambitions for the club’s future. Chris Grant penned his statement last week outlining his vision for the Club which is designed to ensure a sustainable future for Derbyshire. Competing for silverware and...

Wed May 23 10:05:50 BST 2012
A community transport organisation is running a popular bus to the Derwent Dams funded by the Peak District National Park Authority. Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, a not-for-profit charity, is operating the 222 Derwent Dams Shuttle at the popular visitor area, which includes the Derwent and Howden reservoirs. The Peak District National...

Wed May 23 10:05:50 BST 2012
A community transport organisation is running a popular bus to the Derwent Dams funded by the Peak District National Park Authority. Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, a not-for-profit charity, is operating the 222 Derwent Dams Shuttle at the popular visitor area, which includes the Derwent and Howden reservoirs. The Peak District National...

Wed May 23 09:33:19 BST 2012
One for folk fans here with Peak District local folk musician Bella Hardy launching a new album, The Dark Peak and the White, which has been inspired by the local landscape, folklore and culture. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, Hardy, lives in Edale in the heart of the Dark Peak and is a well-respected musician and performer in folk circles. She...

Wed May 23 09:33:19 BST 2012
One for folk fans here with Peak District local folk musician Bella Hardy launching a new album, The Dark Peak and the White, which has been inspired by the local landscape, folklore and culture. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, Hardy, lives in Edale in the heart of the Dark Peak and is a well-respected musician and performer in folk circles. She...

Tue May 22 14:49:47 BST 2012
A PAIR of ‘super green’ houses have been given the nod by Peak planning bosses. The two new houses will be built into the side of Bradford Dale on the edge of Youlgrave, much to eco campaigners’ delight. Peak District National Park approved the house designs, which include modern sustainable features such as efficient...

Tue May 22 14:49:47 BST 2012
A PAIR of ‘super green’ houses have been given the nod by Peak planning bosses. The two new houses will be built into the side of Bradford Dale on the edge of Youlgrave, much to eco campaigners’ delight. Peak District National Park approved the house designs, which include modern sustainable features such as efficient...

Mon May 21 11:59:55 BST 2012
Local farmers, business people, environmentalists and community leaders took a farmland walk by the River Dove (on May 18) to launch a new five-year Peak District National Park Management Plan.   The location, at Lower Hurst Farm near Hartington, was chosen to represent what the plan is aiming for – a flourishing local business that...

Mon May 21 11:59:55 BST 2012
Local farmers, business people, environmentalists and community leaders took a farmland walk by the River Dove (on May 18) to launch a new five-year Peak District National Park Management Plan.   The location, at Lower Hurst Farm near Hartington, was chosen to represent what the plan is aiming for – a flourishing local business that...

Mon May 21 09:47:23 BST 2012
Watch your catch of the day served up for you at the Indigo Chef’s table.   It’s a case of ‘gone fishing’ for one Peak District hotel as Rowsley’s multi-award winning East Lodge announces it has netted new fly fishing rights on the river Derwent, exclusively for its guests in association with the world-famous...

Mon May 21 09:47:23 BST 2012
Watch your catch of the day served up for you at the Indigo Chef’s table.   It’s a case of ‘gone fishing’ for one Peak District hotel as Rowsley’s multi-award winning East Lodge announces it has netted new fly fishing rights on the river Derwent, exclusively for its guests in association with the world-famous...

Mon May 21 09:19:58 BST 2012
IT IS one of Britain’s most popular attractions – and now the Peak District has been shortlisted for a prestigious national awards scheme which is designed to find the nation’s favourite holiday destinations. Beauty spots including Monsal Head and Stanage Edge have been praised in the nomination as key to an area which is...

Mon May 21 09:19:58 BST 2012
IT IS one of Britain’s most popular attractions – and now the Peak District has been shortlisted for a prestigious national awards scheme which is designed to find the nation’s favourite holiday destinations. Beauty spots including Monsal Head and Stanage Edge have been praised in the nomination as key to an area which is...

Fri May 18 08:49:05 BST 2012
Two former Sheffield College students are bringing a fresh look to one of the Peak District’s best known gastro-pubs. It’s all change at Rowley’s in Baslow – sister to Michelin-starred restaurant Fischer’s – with a new team at the top. New head chef is Craig Skinner, 25, who has taken over control of the...

Fri May 18 08:49:05 BST 2012
Two former Sheffield College students are bringing a fresh look to one of the Peak District’s best known gastro-pubs. It’s all change at Rowley’s in Baslow – sister to Michelin-starred restaurant Fischer’s – with a new team at the top. New head chef is Craig Skinner, 25, who has taken over control of the...

Thu May 17 11:01:46 BST 2012
A Norwich climber astounded mountain rescuers after he turned up to a charity event just a day after he fell 10 metres from a climb and was airlifted to hospital. . The 24-year-old was the lead climber on a route at the Roaches, on Sunday, May 6. He fell about ten metres, hitting the cliff wall on his way down, after part of his rope system...

Thu May 17 11:01:46 BST 2012
A Norwich climber astounded mountain rescuers after he turned up to a charity event just a day after he fell 10 metres from a climb and was airlifted to hospital. . The 24-year-old was the lead climber on a route at the Roaches, on Sunday, May 6. He fell about ten metres, hitting the cliff wall on his way down, after part of his rope system...

Wed May 16 10:51:02 BST 2012
Derbyshire Dales District Council’s free independent business advice service has been extended after helping 60 businesses and helping to create 23 jobs since its launch four months ago. Derbyshire Dales Business Advice was funded by the district council initially for six months, but the contract for professional business adviser Heather...

Wed May 16 10:51:02 BST 2012
Derbyshire Dales District Council’s free independent business advice service has been extended after helping 60 businesses and helping to create 23 jobs since its launch four months ago. Derbyshire Dales Business Advice was funded by the district council initially for six months, but the contract for professional business adviser Heather...

Tue May 15 13:08:20 BST 2012
The banks of the Tissington and High Peak trails in the Peak District National Park are blooming with wildflowers thanks to help from SITA Trust.    A grant of £25,000 last year enabled the Peak District National Park Authority, which owns the trails, to introduce sheep grazing on cuttings at Fenny Bentley and Parsley Hay. The...

Tue May 15 13:08:20 BST 2012
The banks of the Tissington and High Peak trails in the Peak District National Park are blooming with wildflowers thanks to help from SITA Trust.    A grant of £25,000 last year enabled the Peak District National Park Authority, which owns the trails, to introduce sheep grazing on cuttings at Fenny Bentley and Parsley Hay. The...

Mon May 14 13:19:08 BST 2012
The banks of the Tissington and High Peak trails in the Peak District National Park are blooming with wildflowers thanks to help from SITA Trust.   A grant of £25,000 last year enabled the Peak District National Park Authority, which owns the trails, to introduce sheep grazing on cuttings at Fenny Bentley and Parsley Hay. The sheep kept...

Mon May 14 13:19:08 BST 2012
The banks of the Tissington and High Peak trails in the Peak District National Park are blooming with wildflowers thanks to help from SITA Trust.   A grant of £25,000 last year enabled the Peak District National Park Authority, which owns the trails, to introduce sheep grazing on cuttings at Fenny Bentley and Parsley Hay. The sheep kept...

Mon May 14 09:50:02 BST 2012
Top trends to strike gold in Olympic Year. Iain Hardman is the Deputy Managing Director of multi award-winning East Lodge Country House Hotel in Rowsley, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District. He outlines some of the top trends for 2012. 2012 is set to be a critical year for hotel owners throughout the UK. The twin celebrations of...

Mon May 14 09:50:02 BST 2012
Top trends to strike gold in Olympic Year. Iain Hardman is the Deputy Managing Director of multi award-winning East Lodge Country House Hotel in Rowsley, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District. He outlines some of the top trends for 2012. 2012 is set to be a critical year for hotel owners throughout the UK. The twin celebrations of...

Mon May 14 09:15:14 BST 2012
BUSINESSES were told to work together to promote the Peak District as a world-class tourist destination. The Duke of Devonshire issued the rallying call at the annual conference of Visit Peak District and Derbyshire. Hundreds of members of the tourist industry in the area turned out to the event, held in Buxton’s Pavillion Gardens,...

Mon May 14 09:15:14 BST 2012
BUSINESSES were told to work together to promote the Peak District as a world-class tourist destination. The Duke of Devonshire issued the rallying call at the annual conference of Visit Peak District and Derbyshire. Hundreds of members of the tourist industry in the area turned out to the event, held in Buxton’s Pavillion Gardens,...

Fri May 11 16:40:30 BST 2012
REWARD of £1000 is on offer to information leading to the conviction of the person who destroyed a rare bird’s nest in the Peak District. The money – offered by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds – comes after a gohawk nest and eggs, which were just days from hatching, were destroyed last week. It is the...

Fri May 11 16:40:30 BST 2012
REWARD of £1000 is on offer to information leading to the conviction of the person who destroyed a rare bird’s nest in the Peak District. The money – offered by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds – comes after a gohawk nest and eggs, which were just days from hatching, were destroyed last week. It is the...

Fri May 11 14:48:01 BST 2012
Buxton Festival is hoping photographers entering the Peak Photography competition will get a sudden flash of inspiration, as they only have six weeks to get their entries in before the closing date of Friday 1 June, for the chance to win the top prize of £300 cash. Runners-up will win vouchers towards photography workshops and equipment,...

Fri May 11 14:48:01 BST 2012
Buxton Festival is hoping photographers entering the Peak Photography competition will get a sudden flash of inspiration, as they only have six weeks to get their entries in before the closing date of Friday 1 June, for the chance to win the top prize of £300 cash. Runners-up will win vouchers towards photography workshops and equipment,...

Fri May 11 09:38:55 BST 2012
Five leading land management and conservation organisations in the Peak District National Park have condemned the destruction of a goshawk nest in the Derwent Valley. The organisations – the Moorland Association which represents grouse-moor owners, the National Trust, Natural England, Peak District National Park Authority and the RSPB...

Fri May 11 09:38:55 BST 2012
Five leading land management and conservation organisations in the Peak District National Park have condemned the destruction of a goshawk nest in the Derwent Valley. The organisations – the Moorland Association which represents grouse-moor owners, the National Trust, Natural England, Peak District National Park Authority and the RSPB...

Thu May 10 09:00:24 BST 2012
DEFIANT campaigners determined to protect a Peak District countryside route from 4x4 off-roaders are urging council chiefs to reconsider their decision to formally allow motorists to use it. Friends of the Peak District (FPD) revealed Derbyshire County Council has announced that Long Causeway, at Stanage, is to be classified as a Byway Open to...

Thu May 10 09:00:24 BST 2012
DEFIANT campaigners determined to protect a Peak District countryside route from 4x4 off-roaders are urging council chiefs to reconsider their decision to formally allow motorists to use it. Friends of the Peak District (FPD) revealed Derbyshire County Council has announced that Long Causeway, at Stanage, is to be classified as a Byway Open to...

Wed May 09 13:35:01 BST 2012
A coalition Government minister opened a former national park learning centre that has been transformed into a youth hostel. Tim Loughton, a junior minister in the Department for Education, planted an apple tree in the grounds of Losehill Hall, following its £2m conversion into the YHA’s hostel for Castleton. The property was sold...

Wed May 09 13:35:01 BST 2012
A coalition Government minister opened a former national park learning centre that has been transformed into a youth hostel. Tim Loughton, a junior minister in the Department for Education, planted an apple tree in the grounds of Losehill Hall, following its £2m conversion into the YHA’s hostel for Castleton. The property was sold...

Fri May 04 14:27:14 BST 2012
The National Trust has launched a campaign today teaming up with national treasures Wallace and Gromit to help lead the country’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.   The loveable duo’s new mini animation will be shown for the first time ever at Trust places including local property Belton House.  The funny flick has been...

Fri May 04 14:27:14 BST 2012
The National Trust has launched a campaign today teaming up with national treasures Wallace and Gromit to help lead the country’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.   The loveable duo’s new mini animation will be shown for the first time ever at Trust places including local property Belton House.  The funny flick has been...

Fri May 04 12:19:19 BST 2012
A SPRING tradition is returning to a picturesque Peak village. Six wells will be adorned with hand–crafted displays as part of this year’s Tissington Well-Dressings, which takes place from May 17 to 23. Alongside the wells, the village boasts a variety of attractions including White Peak Farm Butchery, The Old Coach House Tearooms...

Fri May 04 12:19:19 BST 2012
A SPRING tradition is returning to a picturesque Peak village. Six wells will be adorned with hand–crafted displays as part of this year’s Tissington Well-Dressings, which takes place from May 17 to 23. Alongside the wells, the village boasts a variety of attractions including White Peak Farm Butchery, The Old Coach House Tearooms...

Thu May 03 15:56:01 BST 2012
Eight Year Seven girls from Lady Manners School have achieved third place in the regional finals of a national athletics competition. The road to the regional finals of the Sportshall Athletics started at Christmas with a hard training regime for the Year Seven Girls’ Athletics Team. The first stop was the Rural Derbyshire...

Thu May 03 15:56:01 BST 2012
Eight Year Seven girls from Lady Manners School have achieved third place in the regional finals of a national athletics competition. The road to the regional finals of the Sportshall Athletics started at Christmas with a hard training regime for the Year Seven Girls’ Athletics Team. The first stop was the Rural Derbyshire...

Wed May 02 14:16:21 BST 2012
The market town of Bakewell had a taste of success following its first ever food festival. It was such a success that its organisers are already planning next year’s event. Residents and businesses worked together to organise the festival in the home of the famous Bakewell pudding. It featured various food stalls around the...

Wed May 02 14:16:21 BST 2012
The market town of Bakewell had a taste of success following its first ever food festival. It was such a success that its organisers are already planning next year’s event. Residents and businesses worked together to organise the festival in the home of the famous Bakewell pudding. It featured various food stalls around the...

Wed May 02 10:34:11 BST 2012
Peak District’s East Lodge takes care of guests and the environment. Environmentally friendly Peak District hotel and restaurant East Lodge has underlined its green credentials by securing ISO14001 accreditation from the British Standards Institute (BSI), thanks to some illuminating discoveries - and subsequent alterations to business...

Wed May 02 10:34:11 BST 2012
Peak District’s East Lodge takes care of guests and the environment. Environmentally friendly Peak District hotel and restaurant East Lodge has underlined its green credentials by securing ISO14001 accreditation from the British Standards Institute (BSI), thanks to some illuminating discoveries - and subsequent alterations to business...

Tue May 01 09:49:32 BST 2012
Hybrid footwear specialist KEEN is bringing its successful Respect the Mountains Envirotrek series to the UK with the inaugural British event taking place at Bamford in the Peak District on 5 August, 2012 . The Envirotrek initiative has been running on the continent since 2009 with events across various European mountain areas - this...

Tue May 01 09:49:32 BST 2012
Hybrid footwear specialist KEEN is bringing its successful Respect the Mountains Envirotrek series to the UK with the inaugural British event taking place at Bamford in the Peak District on 5 August, 2012 . The Envirotrek initiative has been running on the continent since 2009 with events across various European mountain areas - this...

Mon Apr 30 11:16:36 BST 2012
About 100 motorcyclists celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Kinder Scout trespass by reminding the Peak District National Park Authority that national parks are for all to enjoy. Split into small groups, the riders enjoyed a peaceful day of riding on legal carriageways within the National Park and took the opportunity to meet at the Peak Park...

Mon Apr 30 11:16:36 BST 2012
About 100 motorcyclists celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Kinder Scout trespass by reminding the Peak District National Park Authority that national parks are for all to enjoy. Split into small groups, the riders enjoyed a peaceful day of riding on legal carriageways within the National Park and took the opportunity to meet at the Peak Park...

Mon Apr 30 09:50:32 BST 2012
A mass trespass in the Peak District was so significant that it should be taught in schools, it has been claimed. Broadcaster Stuart Maconie made the comment at an event to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kinder Mass Trespass. The 1932 protest saw hundreds of ramblers walk on to private land on Kinder Scout, in Derbyshire, to assert their...

Mon Apr 30 09:50:32 BST 2012
A mass trespass in the Peak District was so significant that it should be taught in schools, it has been claimed. Broadcaster Stuart Maconie made the comment at an event to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kinder Mass Trespass. The 1932 protest saw hundreds of ramblers walk on to private land on Kinder Scout, in Derbyshire, to assert their...

Fri Apr 27 09:33:58 BST 2012
Hear the voices of the moors An oral history archive of recollections of life on the Peak District moorlands has been launched this month at Holmfirth Library and Information Centre by the Moor Memories Project. These local stories spanning more than 80 years of life on the moorlands provide a unique insight into the life of people and the...

Fri Apr 27 09:33:58 BST 2012
Hear the voices of the moors An oral history archive of recollections of life on the Peak District moorlands has been launched this month at Holmfirth Library and Information Centre by the Moor Memories Project. These local stories spanning more than 80 years of life on the moorlands provide a unique insight into the life of people and the...

Thu Apr 26 09:09:20 BST 2012
Abbeydale Golf Club, Sheffield is to hold a charity Golf Tournament on Friday  20th July in aid of the conservation work of the National Trust Peak Estates. As well as a fantastic day of golf, the event will include lunch and a prize raffle. Entry is £45 per person for a four man team, including a buffet and the chance to win...

Thu Apr 26 09:09:20 BST 2012
Abbeydale Golf Club, Sheffield is to hold a charity Golf Tournament on Friday  20th July in aid of the conservation work of the National Trust Peak Estates. As well as a fantastic day of golf, the event will include lunch and a prize raffle. Entry is £45 per person for a four man team, including a buffet and the chance to win...

Thu Apr 26 08:52:36 BST 2012
CAMPAIGNERS battling to stop a development they say would dominate their village have pledged to lobby the planning inspectorate as the application goes to appeal. Friends of the Peak District has objected to the proposal by a Chesterfield- based property firm to turn Hartington’s former cheese factory into housing and commercial...

Thu Apr 26 08:52:36 BST 2012
CAMPAIGNERS battling to stop a development they say would dominate their village have pledged to lobby the planning inspectorate as the application goes to appeal. Friends of the Peak District has objected to the proposal by a Chesterfield- based property firm to turn Hartington’s former cheese factory into housing and commercial...

Wed Apr 25 13:30:55 BST 2012
The Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932 should be part of every school’s history curriculum, best-selling author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie claimed as he launched the Kinder 80 Festival at Edale on Tuesday (April 24). “It is as significant an event in our history as any coronation of a king or queen, and it should be taught in...

Wed Apr 25 13:30:55 BST 2012
The Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932 should be part of every school’s history curriculum, best-selling author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie claimed as he launched the Kinder 80 Festival at Edale on Tuesday (April 24). “It is as significant an event in our history as any coronation of a king or queen, and it should be taught in...

Wed Apr 25 11:39:58 BST 2012
Tim Loughton MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, will officially open YHA’s new flagship Youth Hostel, Losehill Hall in Castleton, on Tuesday 1st May 2012. The Rt Hon Richard Caborn, YHA President and former Minister of Sport, and Andrew Bingham MP for the High Peak, will also be attending the official...

Wed Apr 25 11:39:58 BST 2012
Tim Loughton MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, will officially open YHA’s new flagship Youth Hostel, Losehill Hall in Castleton, on Tuesday 1st May 2012. The Rt Hon Richard Caborn, YHA President and former Minister of Sport, and Andrew Bingham MP for the High Peak, will also be attending the official...

Wed Apr 25 11:33:17 BST 2012
Late in 2011, Keith Loring indicated his desire to stand down from the day-to-day responsibilities of the Chief Executive’s role - whilst wishing to maintain a close involvement with the club. Having now identified a suitable successor, Derbyshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Storey from 1st May. ...

Wed Apr 25 11:33:17 BST 2012
Late in 2011, Keith Loring indicated his desire to stand down from the day-to-day responsibilities of the Chief Executive’s role - whilst wishing to maintain a close involvement with the club. Having now identified a suitable successor, Derbyshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Storey from 1st May. ...

Wed Apr 25 09:51:36 BST 2012
Celebrations are taking place to mark the 80th anniversary of a mass trespass which helped open up large areas of countryside to the public. The 1932 protest saw groups of ramblers scuffle with gamekeepers on the Kinder Scout mountain in Derbyshire's Peak District. The walkers were angry at being denied access to public land. The campaign...

Wed Apr 25 09:51:36 BST 2012
Celebrations are taking place to mark the 80th anniversary of a mass trespass which helped open up large areas of countryside to the public. The 1932 protest saw groups of ramblers scuffle with gamekeepers on the Kinder Scout mountain in Derbyshire's Peak District. The walkers were angry at being denied access to public land. The campaign...

Tue Apr 24 11:14:48 BST 2012
Popular television presenter and chef Simon Rimmer will be helping to showcase some of the Peak District’s premier food to tempt delegates to attend the official tourist board’s forthcoming annual conference in Buxton. Simon – currently presenter and resident chef on the Channel 4 programme Sunday Brunch – will add his...

Tue Apr 24 11:14:48 BST 2012
Popular television presenter and chef Simon Rimmer will be helping to showcase some of the Peak District’s premier food to tempt delegates to attend the official tourist board’s forthcoming annual conference in Buxton. Simon – currently presenter and resident chef on the Channel 4 programme Sunday Brunch – will add his...

Mon Apr 23 10:04:50 BST 2012
A NEW Peak District walk has been launched to celebrate a magazine’s jubilee. Country Walking magazine has teamed up with official tourist board Visit Peak District and Derbyshire to unveil the 27-mile White to Dark Way to highlight the publication’s own Silver Jubilee this year. The walk, which showcases some of the area’s...

Mon Apr 23 10:04:50 BST 2012
A NEW Peak District walk has been launched to celebrate a magazine’s jubilee. Country Walking magazine has teamed up with official tourist board Visit Peak District and Derbyshire to unveil the 27-mile White to Dark Way to highlight the publication’s own Silver Jubilee this year. The walk, which showcases some of the area’s...

Fri Apr 20 09:26:01 BST 2012
A CARAVAN site is being bought by the Peak District National Park Authority to help prevent harm to the landscape. Villagers in Foolow asked the authority to act after Tingdene Parks announced their intention to put static ‘park home’ style caravans on Brosterfield Caravan Site. When planning permission for the site was first...

Fri Apr 20 09:26:01 BST 2012
A CARAVAN site is being bought by the Peak District National Park Authority to help prevent harm to the landscape. Villagers in Foolow asked the authority to act after Tingdene Parks announced their intention to put static ‘park home’ style caravans on Brosterfield Caravan Site. When planning permission for the site was first...

Thu Apr 19 10:52:44 BST 2012
A trail in the Peak District National Park will be used as part of a three day relay cycling event to mark 100 days before the Olympic Games starts. Ten cyclists carrying models of the Olympic torch will be joined by students from different schools across Derbyshire to take part in the 100-mile relay cycling event. The event begins and...

Thu Apr 19 10:52:44 BST 2012
A trail in the Peak District National Park will be used as part of a three day relay cycling event to mark 100 days before the Olympic Games starts. Ten cyclists carrying models of the Olympic torch will be joined by students from different schools across Derbyshire to take part in the 100-mile relay cycling event. The event begins and...

Thu Apr 19 10:38:27 BST 2012
The London Marathon is a tough business for most. The good causes, the heartache behind them, the hard work to train and pound the miles and miles needed to even attempt going to London and taking part! One Derbyshire and Matlock local, Sue Bulley, is running in the London marathon on Sunday.She's doing this for Muscular Dystrophy, which is...

Thu Apr 19 10:38:27 BST 2012
The London Marathon is a tough business for most. The good causes, the heartache behind them, the hard work to train and pound the miles and miles needed to even attempt going to London and taking part! One Derbyshire and Matlock local, Sue Bulley, is running in the London marathon on Sunday.She's doing this for Muscular Dystrophy, which is...

Thu Apr 19 10:01:37 BST 2012
A caravan site is being bought by the Peak District National Park Authority to help prevent harm to the landscape. Villagers in Foolow asked the authority to act after Tingdene Parks announced their intention to put static ‘park home’ style caravans on Brosterfield Caravan Site. When planning permission for the site was first...

Thu Apr 19 10:01:37 BST 2012
A caravan site is being bought by the Peak District National Park Authority to help prevent harm to the landscape. Villagers in Foolow asked the authority to act after Tingdene Parks announced their intention to put static ‘park home’ style caravans on Brosterfield Caravan Site. When planning permission for the site was first...

Thu Apr 19 09:42:55 BST 2012
A quarrying company has been refused permission to extend one of its sites in the Peak District in Derbyshire. New Pilhough Quarry, near Stanton-in-Peak, which covers 14.5 acres (six hectares), would have been increased by more than two acres (one hectare). Owners Blockstone Ltd offered to exchange its rights to another quarry, on an Iron Age...

Thu Apr 19 09:42:55 BST 2012
A quarrying company has been refused permission to extend one of its sites in the Peak District in Derbyshire. New Pilhough Quarry, near Stanton-in-Peak, which covers 14.5 acres (six hectares), would have been increased by more than two acres (one hectare). Owners Blockstone Ltd offered to exchange its rights to another quarry, on an Iron Age...

Wed Apr 18 12:06:11 BST 2012
Mark Footitt has signed a contract extension committing him to Derbyshire until the conclusion of the 2013 season. The 26-year-old signed from Nottinghamshire ahead of the 2010 campaign and he has since taken 38 first-class wickets, in 13 matches, at an average of 30.86. A left-arm fast bowler with the ability to bowl at 90-plus miles-per-hour,...

Wed Apr 18 12:06:11 BST 2012
Mark Footitt has signed a contract extension committing him to Derbyshire until the conclusion of the 2013 season. The 26-year-old signed from Nottinghamshire ahead of the 2010 campaign and he has since taken 38 first-class wickets, in 13 matches, at an average of 30.86. A left-arm fast bowler with the ability to bowl at 90-plus miles-per-hour,...

Wed Apr 18 11:46:19 BST 2012
John Beatty has travelled the world as one of Britain’s finest wilderness and nature photographers. His passion for the last remaining wild places on the planet has taken him to places as far away as Greenland, the Himalaya, Africa, the Falkland Isles, Antarctica, and most recently, the South Pole.   But his heart remains firmly...

Wed Apr 18 11:46:19 BST 2012
John Beatty has travelled the world as one of Britain’s finest wilderness and nature photographers. His passion for the last remaining wild places on the planet has taken him to places as far away as Greenland, the Himalaya, Africa, the Falkland Isles, Antarctica, and most recently, the South Pole.   But his heart remains firmly...

Wed Apr 18 09:00:58 BST 2012
A fire on moorland at Lyme Park has led to the closure of the National Trust property. About 40 firefighters and six fire engines attended the blaze covering about 10 acres of moorland. The mansion house at Lyme Park dates from the 16th Century. The grounds were used in filming of the 1995 BBC One adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring...

Wed Apr 18 09:00:58 BST 2012
A fire on moorland at Lyme Park has led to the closure of the National Trust property. About 40 firefighters and six fire engines attended the blaze covering about 10 acres of moorland. The mansion house at Lyme Park dates from the 16th Century. The grounds were used in filming of the 1995 BBC One adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring...

Tue Apr 17 11:53:52 BST 2012
The possible extension of a conservation area is the topic of a public consultation. The Peak District National Park Authority is looking in detail at what makes Alport special and it proposes two potential extensions to the conservation area. The first would include the former Alport Lead Smelt Mill and the second would take in three...

Tue Apr 17 11:53:52 BST 2012
The possible extension of a conservation area is the topic of a public consultation. The Peak District National Park Authority is looking in detail at what makes Alport special and it proposes two potential extensions to the conservation area. The first would include the former Alport Lead Smelt Mill and the second would take in three...

Mon Apr 16 14:43:59 BST 2012
A Derbyshire town has installed welcome signs designed to help advertise local attractions. As well as carrying Chesterfield's name and the traditional welcome message, the 11 signs have an interchangeable section to publicise events. Destination Chesterfield, a body dedicated to promoting the town, said too many people just drove through the...

Mon Apr 16 14:43:59 BST 2012
A Derbyshire town has installed welcome signs designed to help advertise local attractions. As well as carrying Chesterfield's name and the traditional welcome message, the 11 signs have an interchangeable section to publicise events. Destination Chesterfield, a body dedicated to promoting the town, said too many people just drove through the...

Fri Apr 13 14:44:43 BST 2012
Celebrate the Patron Saint of England with children’s fun activities at The Heights of Abraham in this GREAT year for the country. Make a hobby horse to ‘ride’ home on and listen to exciting Arthurian tales of chivalry with Tess Willoughby.  Children coming dressed as St George or even a dragon will get in FREE (when...

Fri Apr 13 14:44:43 BST 2012
Celebrate the Patron Saint of England with children’s fun activities at The Heights of Abraham in this GREAT year for the country. Make a hobby horse to ‘ride’ home on and listen to exciting Arthurian tales of chivalry with Tess Willoughby.  Children coming dressed as St George or even a dragon will get in FREE (when...

Fri Apr 13 10:03:06 BST 2012
A CHILDREN’S theme park has announced plans to launch a fully inclusive ticket to offer families better value. Gulliver’s Kingdom, in Matlock Bath, has launched the ticket which will cost from £21 per person and include admission price, all rides and attractions, food, drinks and snacks. One package will even include a...

Fri Apr 13 10:03:06 BST 2012
A CHILDREN’S theme park has announced plans to launch a fully inclusive ticket to offer families better value. Gulliver’s Kingdom, in Matlock Bath, has launched the ticket which will cost from £21 per person and include admission price, all rides and attractions, food, drinks and snacks. One package will even include a...

Thu Apr 12 11:28:55 BST 2012
Matlock’s new tourist information point has had a successful first weekend. The Visitor Information Point (VIP) officially opened over Easter weekend at its new home at Peak Rail. It relocated there from the old tourist information office in Crown Square following a review of visitor services by the Visit Peak District and Derbyshire...

Thu Apr 12 11:28:55 BST 2012
Matlock’s new tourist information point has had a successful first weekend. The Visitor Information Point (VIP) officially opened over Easter weekend at its new home at Peak Rail. It relocated there from the old tourist information office in Crown Square following a review of visitor services by the Visit Peak District and Derbyshire...

Wed Apr 11 14:43:00 BST 2012
Hundreds of children from Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley will learn about living in ways that are good for the environment thanks to a grant from the Peak District National Park. The park is giving more than £27,000 to an outdoor centre near Sheffield that will harvest rainwater, reduce its energy use and help guests learn how they can...

Wed Apr 11 14:43:00 BST 2012
Hundreds of children from Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley will learn about living in ways that are good for the environment thanks to a grant from the Peak District National Park. The park is giving more than £27,000 to an outdoor centre near Sheffield that will harvest rainwater, reduce its energy use and help guests learn how they can...

Wed Apr 11 13:19:32 BST 2012
They say a rolling stone gathers no moss, but spreading moss is underway at Dove Stone.   As part of a Natural England-funded project, volunteers with the RPSB/United Utilities partnership at Dove Stone have been at work spreading sphagnum mosses and helping to blocking gullies on moorland above the Saddleworth reservoir   Dove Stone...

Wed Apr 11 13:19:32 BST 2012
They say a rolling stone gathers no moss, but spreading moss is underway at Dove Stone.   As part of a Natural England-funded project, volunteers with the RPSB/United Utilities partnership at Dove Stone have been at work spreading sphagnum mosses and helping to blocking gullies on moorland above the Saddleworth reservoir   Dove Stone...

Wed Apr 11 10:54:46 BST 2012
Incorporating the FEI Eventing World Cup TM. Friday – Sunday, 11th – 13th May. Océ and McArthurGlen’s East Midlands Designer Outlet are the Joint Main Sponsors Chatsworth is delighted to announce that McArthurGlen’s East Midlands Designer Outlet is joining Océ, a Cannon Group company as the new Joint Main...

Wed Apr 11 10:54:46 BST 2012
Incorporating the FEI Eventing World Cup TM. Friday – Sunday, 11th – 13th May. Océ and McArthurGlen’s East Midlands Designer Outlet are the Joint Main Sponsors Chatsworth is delighted to announce that McArthurGlen’s East Midlands Designer Outlet is joining Océ, a Cannon Group company as the new Joint Main...

Wed Apr 11 09:45:55 BST 2012
The people of Alport have the chance to comment on an update of their conservation area, first designated in 1982.   The Peak District National Park Authority is looking in detail at what makes Alport special and it proposes two potential extensions to the conservation area. The first would include the former Alport Lead Smelt Mill, and the...

Wed Apr 11 09:45:55 BST 2012
The people of Alport have the chance to comment on an update of their conservation area, first designated in 1982.   The Peak District National Park Authority is looking in detail at what makes Alport special and it proposes two potential extensions to the conservation area. The first would include the former Alport Lead Smelt Mill, and the...

Tue Apr 10 11:01:43 BST 2012
Local author Peter Naldrett has come up with a novel idea – Derbyshire & The Peak District: A Dog Walker’s Guide. “The problem for dog owners,” said Peter, “is that once you’re off your home patch it’s hard to be sure where you can walk safely with your dog without the frustration of getting lost,...

Tue Apr 10 11:01:43 BST 2012
Local author Peter Naldrett has come up with a novel idea – Derbyshire & The Peak District: A Dog Walker’s Guide. “The problem for dog owners,” said Peter, “is that once you’re off your home patch it’s hard to be sure where you can walk safely with your dog without the frustration of getting lost,...

Thu Apr 05 13:17:45 BST 2012
Workers acting to fill in a gaping hole which appeared in Cromford Hill are hoping the road will be reopened by Friday 6th April. The hole, measuring one metre across opened up in the middle of the road opposite the entrance to Tarmac, revealing a massive 60 metre squared cavern beneath the surface. The damage was reported last Friday at...

Thu Apr 05 13:17:45 BST 2012
Workers acting to fill in a gaping hole which appeared in Cromford Hill are hoping the road will be reopened by Friday 6th April. The hole, measuring one metre across opened up in the middle of the road opposite the entrance to Tarmac, revealing a massive 60 metre squared cavern beneath the surface. The damage was reported last Friday at...

Wed Apr 04 13:34:03 BST 2012
The University of Derby has bought a 58 acre (20 hectare) outdoor centre in the Peak District, which students will learn to run as a commercial business. Oaklands Manor in Buxton will be used as an outdoor campus to provide management and activity courses. Countryside management students will take responsibility for planning the centre's long...

Wed Apr 04 13:34:03 BST 2012
The University of Derby has bought a 58 acre (20 hectare) outdoor centre in the Peak District, which students will learn to run as a commercial business. Oaklands Manor in Buxton will be used as an outdoor campus to provide management and activity courses. Countryside management students will take responsibility for planning the centre's long...

Wed Apr 04 10:33:03 BST 2012
The Easter Dog Show at Peak Village Outlet in Rowsley held on the 1 April was once again a huge success, with over 120 entries and £320 raised for the Just for Dogs charity in the process. Peak Village has hosted several successful dog shows recently, which continue to prove popular with canine contestants and their owners alike and on...

Wed Apr 04 10:33:03 BST 2012
The Easter Dog Show at Peak Village Outlet in Rowsley held on the 1 April was once again a huge success, with over 120 entries and £320 raised for the Just for Dogs charity in the process. Peak Village has hosted several successful dog shows recently, which continue to prove popular with canine contestants and their owners alike and on...

Wed Apr 04 10:07:33 BST 2012
University of Derby Deputy Chief Executive Hari Punchihewa says he is ‘incredibly proud’ after the University became Derbyshire Falcons’ main shirt sponsor for all one-day cricket in 2012. The University of Derby will be displayed on the front of the Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 jerseys as the Falcons play a total of...

Wed Apr 04 10:07:33 BST 2012
University of Derby Deputy Chief Executive Hari Punchihewa says he is ‘incredibly proud’ after the University became Derbyshire Falcons’ main shirt sponsor for all one-day cricket in 2012. The University of Derby will be displayed on the front of the Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 jerseys as the Falcons play a total of...

Tue Apr 03 10:19:01 BST 2012
Crime has fallen for the ninth year in a row in Derbyshire and the chances of being a victim of crime are now at the lowest level for a generation and significantly lower than in neighbouring forces, say police. Derbyshire Constabulary has announced overall crime has reduced from 65,884 in 2010/11 to 61,483 in 2011/12 meaning there were more...

Tue Apr 03 10:19:01 BST 2012
Crime has fallen for the ninth year in a row in Derbyshire and the chances of being a victim of crime are now at the lowest level for a generation and significantly lower than in neighbouring forces, say police. Derbyshire Constabulary has announced overall crime has reduced from 65,884 in 2010/11 to 61,483 in 2011/12 meaning there were more...

Mon Apr 02 11:47:06 BST 2012
Plans for a £3.5m redevelopment of a rural business park in Derbyshire have been approved. The existing building at Rock Mill Business Park in Stoney Middleton is to be demolished and rebuilt with a heritage centre and craft shop. The Peak District Park Authority has also given the go ahead for tourist accommodation with underground...

Mon Apr 02 11:47:06 BST 2012
Plans for a £3.5m redevelopment of a rural business park in Derbyshire have been approved. The existing building at Rock Mill Business Park in Stoney Middleton is to be demolished and rebuilt with a heritage centre and craft shop. The Peak District Park Authority has also given the go ahead for tourist accommodation with underground...

Fri Mar 30 14:32:51 BST 2012
Plans for a £3.5 million redevelopment of a rural business park have today (Friday 30 March) been approved by the Peak District National Park Authority. The owners of the Rockmill Business Park at The Dale in Stoney Middleton have been given outline planning permission to demolish the existing building and build a new one which will house:...

Fri Mar 30 14:32:51 BST 2012
Plans for a £3.5 million redevelopment of a rural business park have today (Friday 30 March) been approved by the Peak District National Park Authority. The owners of the Rockmill Business Park at The Dale in Stoney Middleton have been given outline planning permission to demolish the existing building and build a new one which will house:...

Fri Mar 30 13:02:56 BST 2012
Simon Bradley, Head Chef at Rowsley’s multi award-winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant, will be captivating audiences and cooking up another culinary storm this 31 March at the Peak District Food and Drink Festival. Showing off his impressive skills, experience and knowledge, Rowsley’s gastronomic maestro will be demonstrating...

Fri Mar 30 13:02:56 BST 2012
Simon Bradley, Head Chef at Rowsley’s multi award-winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant, will be captivating audiences and cooking up another culinary storm this 31 March at the Peak District Food and Drink Festival. Showing off his impressive skills, experience and knowledge, Rowsley’s gastronomic maestro will be demonstrating...

Fri Mar 30 10:11:40 BST 2012
SIGNS warning people to take extra care to prevent fires are going up this week on moorland sites in the Peak District. Peak District National Park Authority rangers mount extra patrols during times of heightened fire risk but are asking the public to also be on the lookout for fires and to ring 999 immediately if they spot any. People are...

Fri Mar 30 10:11:40 BST 2012
SIGNS warning people to take extra care to prevent fires are going up this week on moorland sites in the Peak District. Peak District National Park Authority rangers mount extra patrols during times of heightened fire risk but are asking the public to also be on the lookout for fires and to ring 999 immediately if they spot any. People are...

Thu Mar 29 09:05:51 BST 2012
    Researchers at the Nottingham Trent University have gathered new evidence that a 4000-year-old monolith was aligned to be an astronomical marker. The 2.2 meter high monument, located in the Peak District National Park, has a striking, right-angled triangular shape that slants up towards geographic south. The orientation and...

Thu Mar 29 09:05:51 BST 2012
    Researchers at the Nottingham Trent University have gathered new evidence that a 4000-year-old monolith was aligned to be an astronomical marker. The 2.2 meter high monument, located in the Peak District National Park, has a striking, right-angled triangular shape that slants up towards geographic south. The orientation and...

Wed Mar 28 16:08:38 BST 2012
Officers investigating the theft of lead from a church have charged two men. The men, aged 22 and from Beeston in Nottingham and 20 and from West Bridgford in the city were due to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Friday, March 16. Police were called St John the Baptist Church, in Chelmorton, Buxton, last September, following reports...

Wed Mar 28 16:08:38 BST 2012
Officers investigating the theft of lead from a church have charged two men. The men, aged 22 and from Beeston in Nottingham and 20 and from West Bridgford in the city were due to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Friday, March 16. Police were called St John the Baptist Church, in Chelmorton, Buxton, last September, following reports...

Wed Mar 28 13:59:45 BST 2012
Signs warning people to take extra care to prevent fires are going up this week on moorland sites in the Peak District. Peak District National Park Authority rangers mount extra patrols during times of heightened fire risk but are asking the public to also be on the lookout for fires and to ring 999 immediately if they spot any. People are also...

Wed Mar 28 13:59:45 BST 2012
Signs warning people to take extra care to prevent fires are going up this week on moorland sites in the Peak District. Peak District National Park Authority rangers mount extra patrols during times of heightened fire risk but are asking the public to also be on the lookout for fires and to ring 999 immediately if they spot any. People are also...

Wed Mar 28 13:57:09 BST 2012
New visitor facilities open in Hardwick Stableyard after £6.5 million transformation   Monday 26 March saw the official opening of the National Trust’s Hardwick Stableyard at Hardwick by his Grace, the Duke of Devonshire, along with Dame Fiona Reynolds, Director General of the National Trust.   His Grace the Duke of...

Wed Mar 28 13:57:09 BST 2012
New visitor facilities open in Hardwick Stableyard after £6.5 million transformation   Monday 26 March saw the official opening of the National Trust’s Hardwick Stableyard at Hardwick by his Grace, the Duke of Devonshire, along with Dame Fiona Reynolds, Director General of the National Trust.   His Grace the Duke of...

Tue Mar 27 10:53:43 BST 2012
Action plans agreed on March 23rd set out details of how the impact of recreational 4×4 vehicles and trail bikes will be managed on unsealed routes and off road in the Peak District National Park over the next 12 months. The Peak District National Park Authority’s Audit, Resources and Performance committee approved action...

Tue Mar 27 10:53:43 BST 2012
Action plans agreed on March 23rd set out details of how the impact of recreational 4×4 vehicles and trail bikes will be managed on unsealed routes and off road in the Peak District National Park over the next 12 months. The Peak District National Park Authority’s Audit, Resources and Performance committee approved action...

Mon Mar 26 10:15:12 BST 2012
Its April Fool’s day at The Heights of Abraham but this is not a jape! Sunday 1st April sees the start of a week of Easter fun led by Tess Willoughby. Tess is a popular event presenter at The Heights, those who came for Spookyshire in October would know her as Witch Willoughby. Over the week to Easter Monday, Tess will be in her new...

Mon Mar 26 10:15:12 BST 2012
Its April Fool’s day at The Heights of Abraham but this is not a jape! Sunday 1st April sees the start of a week of Easter fun led by Tess Willoughby. Tess is a popular event presenter at The Heights, those who came for Spookyshire in October would know her as Witch Willoughby. Over the week to Easter Monday, Tess will be in her new...

Mon Mar 26 09:12:26 BST 2012
We Are Scientists have just been announced as the second headliners for this year's Y-Not Festival. They will join other headliners The Wombats, The Pigeon Detectives and The Subways for the annual event at Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. This year the festival runs from August 3 - 5. Other acts confirmed on the bill include:...

Mon Mar 26 09:12:26 BST 2012
We Are Scientists have just been announced as the second headliners for this year's Y-Not Festival. They will join other headliners The Wombats, The Pigeon Detectives and The Subways for the annual event at Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. This year the festival runs from August 3 - 5. Other acts confirmed on the bill include:...

Fri Mar 23 09:07:07 GMT 2012
At a village meeting it was decided to have a street party on the village green on Tuesday the 5th June. The party will start at 1.00 p.m. and everyone is invited, including family and will friends. We hope each family can bring along a plate of sandwiches or a cake, plus any CDs of 1950s music to play on the day.

Fri Mar 23 09:07:07 GMT 2012
At a village meeting it was decided to have a street party on the village green on Tuesday the 5th June. The party will start at 1.00 p.m. and everyone is invited, including family and will friends. We hope each family can bring along a plate of sandwiches or a cake, plus any CDs of 1950s music to play on the day.

Fri Mar 23 05:48:55 GMT 2012
To mark the anniversary, MNVDISCS are releasing a dvd and an audio cd of an interview with the late Benny Rothman, Tona Gillett is also featured. This filmed interview produced by Will Scally, has never been broadcast. If you require any  further information, please do not hesitate in contacting me on Email: 3sixtypr@gmx.com

Fri Mar 23 05:48:55 GMT 2012
To mark the anniversary, MNVDISCS are releasing a dvd and an audio cd of an interview with the late Benny Rothman, Tona Gillett is also featured. This filmed interview produced by Will Scally, has never been broadcast. If you require any  further information, please do not hesitate in contacting me on Email: 3sixtypr@gmx.com

Thu Mar 22 09:25:15 GMT 2012
Scientists are using technology to capture the songs of wild birds in the Peak District. Lightweight MP3 players will be taken to upland areas, including Eastern Moors and Dove Stone in the Peak District. The song of the ring ouzel, otherwise known as the mountain blackbird, has been fading away from some areas and scientists want to find out...

Thu Mar 22 09:25:15 GMT 2012
Scientists are using technology to capture the songs of wild birds in the Peak District. Lightweight MP3 players will be taken to upland areas, including Eastern Moors and Dove Stone in the Peak District. The song of the ring ouzel, otherwise known as the mountain blackbird, has been fading away from some areas and scientists want to find out...

Thu Mar 22 09:05:05 GMT 2012
Sport Relief raises an eye watering £240 for smooth lads’ legs   The air was filled with the sounds of grown men weeping and coins hitting buckets at the weekend as Peak Village hosted mass leg waxings for all male staff members from Exsports. Helen at Alive Beauty Salon ‘tore off a strip or two’ from the boys - and...

Thu Mar 22 09:05:05 GMT 2012
Sport Relief raises an eye watering £240 for smooth lads’ legs   The air was filled with the sounds of grown men weeping and coins hitting buckets at the weekend as Peak Village hosted mass leg waxings for all male staff members from Exsports. Helen at Alive Beauty Salon ‘tore off a strip or two’ from the boys - and...

Wed Mar 21 09:22:18 GMT 2012
The Olympic torch is to visit a number of famous landmarks in Derbyshire during its relay journey across the UK. The relay will enter Derbyshire on 29 June and visit Glapwell first. It will then visit Bolsover, Calow and Chesterfield and be carried by a torchbearer on the sky-ride at the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath. From Matlock the...

Wed Mar 21 09:22:18 GMT 2012
The Olympic torch is to visit a number of famous landmarks in Derbyshire during its relay journey across the UK. The relay will enter Derbyshire on 29 June and visit Glapwell first. It will then visit Bolsover, Calow and Chesterfield and be carried by a torchbearer on the sky-ride at the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath. From Matlock the...

Tue Mar 20 09:04:44 GMT 2012
Six years after they donated their unwanted pedal cycles to a charity which helps youngsters in Africa and people with disabilities in India, Ashover villagers have learned that their generosity has helped Peak District Rotarians win a top environmental award. Members of the Rotary Club of Hope Valley have been presented with Rotary...

Tue Mar 20 09:04:44 GMT 2012
Six years after they donated their unwanted pedal cycles to a charity which helps youngsters in Africa and people with disabilities in India, Ashover villagers have learned that their generosity has helped Peak District Rotarians win a top environmental award. Members of the Rotary Club of Hope Valley have been presented with Rotary...

Mon Mar 19 16:52:30 GMT 2012
A BELPER textile designer has been awarded the Environmental Quality Mark after impressing a panel of Peak District leaders. Alison Daykin, from Hulland Ward, who runs Alison Yule Textiles, had to meet the exceptionally high standards required before facing the judges last month. The panel assessed the sustainable way Alison produces her...

Mon Mar 19 16:52:30 GMT 2012
A BELPER textile designer has been awarded the Environmental Quality Mark after impressing a panel of Peak District leaders. Alison Daykin, from Hulland Ward, who runs Alison Yule Textiles, had to meet the exceptionally high standards required before facing the judges last month. The panel assessed the sustainable way Alison produces her...

Mon Mar 19 14:32:07 GMT 2012
Ellie Koyander 2010 Winter Olympian from Tideswell and Frances Dalrymple-Smith Swimming Instructor from Bakewell holding an original 1948 London Olympics torch. They were told today that they  have been chosen to carry the London  2012 Olympic Torch. With them in this photo, taken at The Heights of Abraham today are, from l to r - Andrew...

Mon Mar 19 14:32:07 GMT 2012
Ellie Koyander 2010 Winter Olympian from Tideswell and Frances Dalrymple-Smith Swimming Instructor from Bakewell holding an original 1948 London Olympics torch. They were told today that they  have been chosen to carry the London  2012 Olympic Torch. With them in this photo, taken at The Heights of Abraham today are, from l to r - Andrew...

Fri Mar 16 09:39:37 GMT 2012
Tireless work to promote the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS) has netted a national accolade for one of the area’s most popular ambassadors – and put the spotlight on the Peak District – during the first-ever English Tourism Week. Adrian Farmer, heritage co-ordinator at DVMWHS, beat off stiff competition from...

Fri Mar 16 09:39:37 GMT 2012
Tireless work to promote the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS) has netted a national accolade for one of the area’s most popular ambassadors – and put the spotlight on the Peak District – during the first-ever English Tourism Week. Adrian Farmer, heritage co-ordinator at DVMWHS, beat off stiff competition from...

Thu Mar 15 11:30:18 GMT 2012
Peak District dog-walkers are asked to keep their pets on short leads to protect young animals during the spring breeding season.   Mauled bodies of sheep carrying unborn lambs have already been found in the Peak District National Park this month.   Rangers are putting up signs across the national park reminding pet-owners to keep their...

Thu Mar 15 11:30:18 GMT 2012
Peak District dog-walkers are asked to keep their pets on short leads to protect young animals during the spring breeding season.   Mauled bodies of sheep carrying unborn lambs have already been found in the Peak District National Park this month.   Rangers are putting up signs across the national park reminding pet-owners to keep their...

Thu Mar 15 09:51:57 GMT 2012
STIMULATING growth in the economy of the Derbyshire Dales has become the top priority for the district’s council. Following the launch of a new business advice service and a series of partnership agreements with other authorities such as Derbyshire County Council and the Peak District National Park Authority, Derbyshire Dales District...

Thu Mar 15 09:51:57 GMT 2012
STIMULATING growth in the economy of the Derbyshire Dales has become the top priority for the district’s council. Following the launch of a new business advice service and a series of partnership agreements with other authorities such as Derbyshire County Council and the Peak District National Park Authority, Derbyshire Dales District...

Wed Mar 14 14:39:59 GMT 2012
This year’s walk takes place on Sunday 27th of May starting at Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8AD at 10:30am. The route for 2012 will take you 5 or 15 miles around Leicester before finishing back at the Cricket Club. Entrants are encouraged to dress as their favourite Superhero – but this is of course...

Wed Mar 14 14:39:59 GMT 2012
This year’s walk takes place on Sunday 27th of May starting at Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8AD at 10:30am. The route for 2012 will take you 5 or 15 miles around Leicester before finishing back at the Cricket Club. Entrants are encouraged to dress as their favourite Superhero – but this is of course...

Wed Mar 14 11:30:29 GMT 2012
The National Trust in the White Peak are hosting a series of fantastic Art exhibitions and events during April. The backdrop of beautiful Ilam Park and Dovedale will be the setting for three art exhibitions by modern and historical artists.   On Friday 6th April 11:00 - 17:00 there will be a free Art exhibition by Mark Langley in the Ilam...

Wed Mar 14 11:30:29 GMT 2012
The National Trust in the White Peak are hosting a series of fantastic Art exhibitions and events during April. The backdrop of beautiful Ilam Park and Dovedale will be the setting for three art exhibitions by modern and historical artists.   On Friday 6th April 11:00 - 17:00 there will be a free Art exhibition by Mark Langley in the Ilam...

Wed Mar 14 11:28:24 GMT 2012
The investigation of an Iron Age hillfort at Fin Cop in the Peak District has won top honours as Research Excavation of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards 2012.   The Heritage Lottery-funded community excavation at the site overlooking Monsal Dale by Longstone Local History Group and Bakewell-based Archaeological Research...

Wed Mar 14 11:28:24 GMT 2012
The investigation of an Iron Age hillfort at Fin Cop in the Peak District has won top honours as Research Excavation of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards 2012.   The Heritage Lottery-funded community excavation at the site overlooking Monsal Dale by Longstone Local History Group and Bakewell-based Archaeological Research...

Wed Mar 14 09:13:07 GMT 2012
A HOUSING firm has released a collection of new homes at its picturesque Morledge development in Matlock. Loughborough-based housebuilder, William Davis Homes has completed a selection of two and three bedroom terraced properties. With spectacular views across the Peak District National Park, the newly-released homes include a mix of Rye and...

Wed Mar 14 09:13:07 GMT 2012
A HOUSING firm has released a collection of new homes at its picturesque Morledge development in Matlock. Loughborough-based housebuilder, William Davis Homes has completed a selection of two and three bedroom terraced properties. With spectacular views across the Peak District National Park, the newly-released homes include a mix of Rye and...

Mon Mar 12 09:05:56 GMT 2012
Anyone with a good knowledge of the Peak District will be aware of how the national park's landscape has changed over the millennia as a result of the actions of man. Even the bareness of the moortops themselves is partly down to deforestation thousands of years ago, with the grazing of sheep today ensuring new shoots have no chance of thriving. ...

Mon Mar 12 09:05:56 GMT 2012
Anyone with a good knowledge of the Peak District will be aware of how the national park's landscape has changed over the millennia as a result of the actions of man. Even the bareness of the moortops themselves is partly down to deforestation thousands of years ago, with the grazing of sheep today ensuring new shoots have no chance of thriving. ...

Fri Mar 09 16:31:46 GMT 2012
Peak District TV are very proud to launch their brand new triumvirate of TV holiday destinations, all celebrating the White Peak - by day and by night, with poetry and perfectly poised music. Put your feet up and escape for a while. 'December in Hartington' begins with the promise of something special- a Peak District video with a difference this...

Fri Mar 09 16:31:46 GMT 2012
Peak District TV are very proud to launch their brand new triumvirate of TV holiday destinations, all celebrating the White Peak - by day and by night, with poetry and perfectly poised music. Put your feet up and escape for a while. 'December in Hartington' begins with the promise of something special- a Peak District video with a difference this...

Fri Mar 09 13:53:07 GMT 2012
Peak District Rangers - A Video Getting To Grips With The Rangers Of Derbyshire The rangers of the Peak District travel miles each day - in all weathers and in all seasons. They are brave, kind, knowledgeable and fearless. They are the unsung heroes of the Dales & Peak District TV's Terrybnd gets to know more. Have you ever wondered who...

Fri Mar 09 13:53:07 GMT 2012
Peak District Rangers - A Video Getting To Grips With The Rangers Of Derbyshire The rangers of the Peak District travel miles each day - in all weathers and in all seasons. They are brave, kind, knowledgeable and fearless. They are the unsung heroes of the Dales & Peak District TV's Terrybnd gets to know more. Have you ever wondered who...

Fri Mar 09 09:49:37 GMT 2012
People interested in the future of their communities in and around the Peak District are being offered a free day of training. Friends of the Peak District is running ‘Planning and Localism: How it can work for you’ at Buxton Methodist Church on Thursday, March 22. “The timing of this training couldn’t be better for...

Fri Mar 09 09:49:37 GMT 2012
People interested in the future of their communities in and around the Peak District are being offered a free day of training. Friends of the Peak District is running ‘Planning and Localism: How it can work for you’ at Buxton Methodist Church on Thursday, March 22. “The timing of this training couldn’t be better for...

Thu Mar 08 15:34:30 GMT 2012
The children of two of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespassers who were jailed for their part in the incident will take part in the celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the event. Harry Rothman, son of the trespass leader Benny Rothman, will make the journey from his home in Wales for the Kinder 80 Festival next month. And Jan Gillett, whose...

Thu Mar 08 15:34:30 GMT 2012
The children of two of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespassers who were jailed for their part in the incident will take part in the celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the event. Harry Rothman, son of the trespass leader Benny Rothman, will make the journey from his home in Wales for the Kinder 80 Festival next month. And Jan Gillett, whose...

Thu Mar 08 10:42:12 GMT 2012
East Lodge searches for new hospitality stars As unemployment levels continue to rise and many businesses feel the chill of the country’s continuing economic woes, one multi award-winning Peak District employer in Rowsley is pleased to announce it is bucking this trend and now recruiting for several senior staff positions. ...

Thu Mar 08 10:42:12 GMT 2012
East Lodge searches for new hospitality stars As unemployment levels continue to rise and many businesses feel the chill of the country’s continuing economic woes, one multi award-winning Peak District employer in Rowsley is pleased to announce it is bucking this trend and now recruiting for several senior staff positions. ...

Wed Mar 07 14:38:48 GMT 2012
Two Sheffield morris teams performed in a spectacular showcase of English folk music and dance in Oman last week. The two performances, organised by the Omani Ministry of Heritage and Culture, took place in Muscat and Salalah, were attended by audiences of 1000+.   Pecsaetan and Boggart’s Breakfast, selected as two of the best teams in...

Wed Mar 07 14:38:48 GMT 2012
Two Sheffield morris teams performed in a spectacular showcase of English folk music and dance in Oman last week. The two performances, organised by the Omani Ministry of Heritage and Culture, took place in Muscat and Salalah, were attended by audiences of 1000+.   Pecsaetan and Boggart’s Breakfast, selected as two of the best teams in...

Wed Mar 07 14:22:50 GMT 2012
The rangers of the Peak District travel miles each day - in all weathers and in all seasons. They are brave, kind, knowledgeable and fearless. They are the unsung heroes of the Dales & Peak District TV's Terrybynd gets to know more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4oLEh1aw9Y Have you ever wondered who preserves the glorious Peak District...

Wed Mar 07 14:22:50 GMT 2012
The rangers of the Peak District travel miles each day - in all weathers and in all seasons. They are brave, kind, knowledgeable and fearless. They are the unsung heroes of the Dales & Peak District TV's Terrybynd gets to know more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4oLEh1aw9Y Have you ever wondered who preserves the glorious Peak District...

Wed Mar 07 11:06:31 GMT 2012
Announced today are the names of the six students whose designs will be painted by them on a celebratory 2012 Olympic Mural. The designs were chosen by a panel of judges from The Heights of Abraham along with local artist Tess Willoughby. On Friday 29th June 2012 the Olympic Torch will be travelling by cable car over the Derwent Valley at...

Wed Mar 07 11:06:31 GMT 2012
Announced today are the names of the six students whose designs will be painted by them on a celebratory 2012 Olympic Mural. The designs were chosen by a panel of judges from The Heights of Abraham along with local artist Tess Willoughby. On Friday 29th June 2012 the Olympic Torch will be travelling by cable car over the Derwent Valley at...

Wed Mar 07 10:03:44 GMT 2012
Photography lovers are in for a treat when the Award Winning British Wildlife Photography will be on display at The National Trust’s Calke Abbey from Saturday 10 March until Sunday 1 April.  This National competition established in 2009, celebrates both amateur and professional photographers who have captured the great wealth and...

Wed Mar 07 10:03:44 GMT 2012
Photography lovers are in for a treat when the Award Winning British Wildlife Photography will be on display at The National Trust’s Calke Abbey from Saturday 10 March until Sunday 1 April.  This National competition established in 2009, celebrates both amateur and professional photographers who have captured the great wealth and...

Wed Mar 07 08:56:28 GMT 2012
HF Holidays has purchased the lease of the 45-bedroom Peveril of the Peak hotel in the Peak District, taking its portfolio of UK properties up to 21. Founded in 1913 as a co-operative society, the company specialises in walking and activity holidays and now has 16 hotels in England, three in Wales and two in Scotland. The Peveril of the Peak...

Wed Mar 07 08:56:28 GMT 2012
HF Holidays has purchased the lease of the 45-bedroom Peveril of the Peak hotel in the Peak District, taking its portfolio of UK properties up to 21. Founded in 1913 as a co-operative society, the company specialises in walking and activity holidays and now has 16 hotels in England, three in Wales and two in Scotland. The Peveril of the Peak...

Tue Mar 06 12:56:02 GMT 2012
UNASSUMING but attractive, three small stone-built cottages stand at the centre of a picturesque rural community, their clay-tiled roofs having offered a home to generations of workers since the mid-1800s. The houses have seen plenty of change in the village of Beeley on the Chatsworth estate, but had themselves attracted little attention until...

Tue Mar 06 12:56:02 GMT 2012
UNASSUMING but attractive, three small stone-built cottages stand at the centre of a picturesque rural community, their clay-tiled roofs having offered a home to generations of workers since the mid-1800s. The houses have seen plenty of change in the village of Beeley on the Chatsworth estate, but had themselves attracted little attention until...

Mon Mar 05 15:51:32 GMT 2012
ONE of Derbyshire’s greatest assets, the Peak District, was given the Royal seal of approval with a visit from Prince Charles, who called it ‘a magical part of the world’. The future king was in the county to present awards to long-serving Peak Park volunteers at a special celebration at Haddon Hall, following tours at...

Mon Mar 05 15:51:32 GMT 2012
ONE of Derbyshire’s greatest assets, the Peak District, was given the Royal seal of approval with a visit from Prince Charles, who called it ‘a magical part of the world’. The future king was in the county to present awards to long-serving Peak Park volunteers at a special celebration at Haddon Hall, following tours at...

Mon Mar 05 10:24:07 GMT 2012
A series of Peak District Sustainable Development Fund grants are to be used to help commemorate various aspects of the heritage and history of the national park. The largest of the six grants - totalling £64,500 - will be the £18,000 given towards a two-year project to create an archive connected with the Kinder Trespass of 1932,...

Mon Mar 05 10:24:07 GMT 2012
A series of Peak District Sustainable Development Fund grants are to be used to help commemorate various aspects of the heritage and history of the national park. The largest of the six grants - totalling £64,500 - will be the £18,000 given towards a two-year project to create an archive connected with the Kinder Trespass of 1932,...

Fri Mar 02 09:09:58 GMT 2012
The 40-year legacy of the historic Grade II-listed Losehill Hall, in Castleton, Derbyshire, is set to continue following the completion of an extensive £2 million 12-month refurbishment project by YHA. Losehill Hall’s future as a Youth Hostel is now secure for at least 20 years. Previously run as a learning centre, the Victorian...

Fri Mar 02 09:09:58 GMT 2012
The 40-year legacy of the historic Grade II-listed Losehill Hall, in Castleton, Derbyshire, is set to continue following the completion of an extensive £2 million 12-month refurbishment project by YHA. Losehill Hall’s future as a Youth Hostel is now secure for at least 20 years. Previously run as a learning centre, the Victorian...

Thu Mar 01 09:45:54 GMT 2012
A female confidence trickster swindled Derbyshire hoteliers into giving her a free holiday as she ran up unpaid bills off almost £10,000. Lucie Berry, aged 32, booked luxury holiday lets for herself, her husband, nine-year-old son and two dogs in Bakewell, Baslow, and Matlock during a two months stay in the Peak District. She sent...

Thu Mar 01 09:45:54 GMT 2012
A female confidence trickster swindled Derbyshire hoteliers into giving her a free holiday as she ran up unpaid bills off almost £10,000. Lucie Berry, aged 32, booked luxury holiday lets for herself, her husband, nine-year-old son and two dogs in Bakewell, Baslow, and Matlock during a two months stay in the Peak District. She sent...

Thu Mar 01 09:11:22 GMT 2012
National Trust employees across the East Midlands are being given the Leap Day (29 February) off work to volunteer for a day in their local communities. ‘Local Leap’ is a national campaign for the charity where more than 5000 National Trust employees are being asked to use their time wisely and get involved in a wide range of good...

Thu Mar 01 09:11:22 GMT 2012
National Trust employees across the East Midlands are being given the Leap Day (29 February) off work to volunteer for a day in their local communities. ‘Local Leap’ is a national campaign for the charity where more than 5000 National Trust employees are being asked to use their time wisely and get involved in a wide range of good...

Wed Feb 29 13:25:07 GMT 2012
Innovative projects from an Iron Age round house to a new suite of folk music based on the Peak District will get the go-ahead thanks to grants from the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).   The latest round of grants, allocated by a panel of local residents and businesspeople, includes:  ...

Wed Feb 29 13:25:07 GMT 2012
Innovative projects from an Iron Age round house to a new suite of folk music based on the Peak District will get the go-ahead thanks to grants from the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).   The latest round of grants, allocated by a panel of local residents and businesspeople, includes:  ...

Wed Feb 29 13:21:07 GMT 2012
The Launch Of A Trio Of Videos From Peak District Online - A Treat & A Triumph of Derbyshire Delight! Peak District TV are very proud to launch their brand new triumvirate of TV holiday destinations, all celebrating the White Peak - by day and by night, with poetry and perfectly poised music. Put your feet up and escape for a while. ...

Wed Feb 29 13:21:07 GMT 2012
The Launch Of A Trio Of Videos From Peak District Online - A Treat & A Triumph of Derbyshire Delight! Peak District TV are very proud to launch their brand new triumvirate of TV holiday destinations, all celebrating the White Peak - by day and by night, with poetry and perfectly poised music. Put your feet up and escape for a while. ...

Wed Feb 29 09:29:04 GMT 2012
HUMAN remains dating back 3,500 years have been discovered in a cavern in the Peak District. Part of a shin bone belonging to a Bronze Age human was found in a chamber towards the top of Blue John Cavern in Castleton by a group surveying all the Castleton caves as part of a project to produce a 3D model. They found the four-inch section of...

Wed Feb 29 09:29:04 GMT 2012
HUMAN remains dating back 3,500 years have been discovered in a cavern in the Peak District. Part of a shin bone belonging to a Bronze Age human was found in a chamber towards the top of Blue John Cavern in Castleton by a group surveying all the Castleton caves as part of a project to produce a 3D model. They found the four-inch section of...

Tue Feb 28 09:43:01 GMT 2012
Residents living in the Peak District are being urged to contact the local authority before cutting down trees or face the risk of a £20,000 fine. The warning from the Peak District National Park Authority has been prompted by an increased demand for fire wood due to rising energy prices. Conservation officer Dave Frost said in recent...

Tue Feb 28 09:43:01 GMT 2012
Residents living in the Peak District are being urged to contact the local authority before cutting down trees or face the risk of a £20,000 fine. The warning from the Peak District National Park Authority has been prompted by an increased demand for fire wood due to rising energy prices. Conservation officer Dave Frost said in recent...

Mon Feb 27 10:12:02 GMT 2012
Although there's still a few months to go, many people across the UK are already finalising their plans for the celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. To mark the event, 2012 beacons will be lit across Britain. One of them will be in the village of Flash in the Peak District, where preparations are already under way. BBC News

Mon Feb 27 10:12:02 GMT 2012
Although there's still a few months to go, many people across the UK are already finalising their plans for the celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. To mark the event, 2012 beacons will be lit across Britain. One of them will be in the village of Flash in the Peak District, where preparations are already under way. BBC News

Fri Feb 24 15:10:43 GMT 2012
RADICAL solutions to combat congestion in Bakewell could eventually lead to the town’s two main car parks being moved out of the centre, it is hoped. The ambitious ideas also include banning HGVs from entering the town over the 800-year-old bridge across the Wye by imposing a weight restriction. The ideas stem from the result of a...

Fri Feb 24 15:10:43 GMT 2012
RADICAL solutions to combat congestion in Bakewell could eventually lead to the town’s two main car parks being moved out of the centre, it is hoped. The ambitious ideas also include banning HGVs from entering the town over the 800-year-old bridge across the Wye by imposing a weight restriction. The ideas stem from the result of a...

Fri Feb 24 12:11:28 GMT 2012
Volunteers who have given many years outstanding service to the Peak District National Park will be treated to a royal reception with HRH the Prince of Wales today (Fri Feb 24). Ten Peak District National Park Authority volunteer rangers whose combined service to the national park would stretch back 430 years to the reign of Elizabeth I are...

Fri Feb 24 12:11:28 GMT 2012
Volunteers who have given many years outstanding service to the Peak District National Park will be treated to a royal reception with HRH the Prince of Wales today (Fri Feb 24). Ten Peak District National Park Authority volunteer rangers whose combined service to the national park would stretch back 430 years to the reign of Elizabeth I are...

Fri Feb 24 09:52:59 GMT 2012
A PEAK District hill farmer has been appointed as the new county chairman of Derbyshire NFU. Peter Atkin, of Rowlee Farm in Bamford, took over as chairman from Etwall farmer Angela Sargent at the NFU’s national conference in Birmingham earlier this week. Peter farms 1,300 hectares, all rented from the National Trust, running 750...

Fri Feb 24 09:52:59 GMT 2012
A PEAK District hill farmer has been appointed as the new county chairman of Derbyshire NFU. Peter Atkin, of Rowlee Farm in Bamford, took over as chairman from Etwall farmer Angela Sargent at the NFU’s national conference in Birmingham earlier this week. Peter farms 1,300 hectares, all rented from the National Trust, running 750...

Fri Feb 24 08:35:44 GMT 2012
Flash will be lighting one of 2012 beacons that will be lit across the country, The Peak District Village is excited that they are to be part of the Queens Jubilee, Flash will also be holding a street party. This is only the 2nd English Monarch to celebrate 60 years on the throne. If your village is planning something special please let us...

Fri Feb 24 08:35:44 GMT 2012
Flash will be lighting one of 2012 beacons that will be lit across the country, The Peak District Village is excited that they are to be part of the Queens Jubilee, Flash will also be holding a street party. This is only the 2nd English Monarch to celebrate 60 years on the throne. If your village is planning something special please let us...

Thu Feb 23 14:44:35 GMT 2012
Following a busy week at London’s ExCel ‘Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show’, Derby Motorhome dealer, Peak Leisure Vehicles of Kirk Langley is now looking forward to displaying the new models unveiled by Bentley, later this month. Joining Bentley on their stand at the ExCel...

Thu Feb 23 14:44:35 GMT 2012
Following a busy week at London’s ExCel ‘Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show’, Derby Motorhome dealer, Peak Leisure Vehicles of Kirk Langley is now looking forward to displaying the new models unveiled by Bentley, later this month. Joining Bentley on their stand at the ExCel...

Thu Feb 23 13:28:43 GMT 2012
Performance The company was criticised for its performance in a recent parliamentary accounts committee (PAC) hearing on a completely false premise. Whilst openly welcoming transparency in performance and the important role played by PAC in ensuring value for the taxpayer, we want to make clear that PAC members mistakenly claimed that we...

Thu Feb 23 13:28:43 GMT 2012
Performance The company was criticised for its performance in a recent parliamentary accounts committee (PAC) hearing on a completely false premise. Whilst openly welcoming transparency in performance and the important role played by PAC in ensuring value for the taxpayer, we want to make clear that PAC members mistakenly claimed that we...

Thu Feb 23 13:24:57 GMT 2012
In response to reports of allegations of fraud in the welfare to work industry, Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), said: "ERSA is aware of the recent reports of fraud relating to a provider within the welfare to work industry. This is an isolated incident which relates to a small number...

Thu Feb 23 13:24:57 GMT 2012
In response to reports of allegations of fraud in the welfare to work industry, Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), said: "ERSA is aware of the recent reports of fraud relating to a provider within the welfare to work industry. This is an isolated incident which relates to a small number...

Thu Feb 23 11:19:29 GMT 2012
Just before the turn of the year the Ministry of Justice and Department for Work and Pensions produced a joint analysis of the criminal records of benefit claimants. This was the first joint report of its kind. If you missed it, some of the headline stats went as follows: • 33% of JSA claimants have a criminal record; • 26% of all...

Thu Feb 23 11:19:29 GMT 2012
Just before the turn of the year the Ministry of Justice and Department for Work and Pensions produced a joint analysis of the criminal records of benefit claimants. This was the first joint report of its kind. If you missed it, some of the headline stats went as follows: • 33% of JSA claimants have a criminal record; • 26% of all...

Thu Feb 23 10:38:35 GMT 2012
The cold weather is affecting Taddington church clock, causing it to stop intermittently. This is being looked into and will be rectified as soon as possible.

Thu Feb 23 10:38:35 GMT 2012
The cold weather is affecting Taddington church clock, causing it to stop intermittently. This is being looked into and will be rectified as soon as possible.

Thu Feb 23 06:01:46 GMT 2012
Statement by A4e: The welfare to work programmes are part of an intensely regulated and audited industry. We are committed to honesty and transparency, so these are the facts relating to all incidents which have arisen in our welfare to work contracts since 2005: We have an internal audit team which regularly monitors our work and that of our...

Thu Feb 23 06:01:46 GMT 2012
Statement by A4e: The welfare to work programmes are part of an intensely regulated and audited industry. We are committed to honesty and transparency, so these are the facts relating to all incidents which have arisen in our welfare to work contracts since 2005: We have an internal audit team which regularly monitors our work and that of our...

Wed Feb 22 19:41:45 GMT 2012
Friends in heroic 100-mile trek Eric Beer has organised a 100 mile walk for Help For Heroes. Pictured L/R: Eric Beer, Vicki Westwood, Colin Hardwick, Katie Rowlinson, Iuliu...

Wed Feb 22 19:41:45 GMT 2012
Friends in heroic 100-mile trek Eric Beer has organised a 100 mile walk for Help For Heroes. Pictured L/R: Eric Beer, Vicki Westwood, Colin Hardwick, Katie Rowlinson, Iuliu...

Thu Feb 16 09:34:24 GMT 2012
The Heights of Abraham have announced the winner of their 2011 Photo Competition for pictures taken on a day out at this peak attraction. There were many superb entries by visitors from all over the world. Judging was tough and after whittling it down to a final 6 the Directors chose one winner and 2 runners up. In 1st place winning £250,...

Thu Feb 16 09:34:24 GMT 2012
The Heights of Abraham have announced the winner of their 2011 Photo Competition for pictures taken on a day out at this peak attraction. There were many superb entries by visitors from all over the world. Judging was tough and after whittling it down to a final 6 the Directors chose one winner and 2 runners up. In 1st place winning £250,...

Wed Feb 15 13:36:51 GMT 2012
Rowsley’s multi award-winning hotel and restaurant, East Lodge, is helping ladies surprise their loved ones with a proposal this leap year - by offering an extra special Valentine’s package and menu on February 29. The ultimate romantic leap year getaway package will ensure the scene is set perfectly for ladies planning on popping the...

Wed Feb 15 13:36:51 GMT 2012
Rowsley’s multi award-winning hotel and restaurant, East Lodge, is helping ladies surprise their loved ones with a proposal this leap year - by offering an extra special Valentine’s package and menu on February 29. The ultimate romantic leap year getaway package will ensure the scene is set perfectly for ladies planning on popping the...

Wed Feb 15 09:47:20 GMT 2012
People interested in learning valuable first aid skills are being invited to come along to Peak Village over the weekend of 18-19 February as Rowsley’s outlet Shopping Centre welcomes St John Ambulance - who will be recruiting interested shoppers for free two hour life support training sessions, as part of their Derbyshire Save a Life Scheme...

Wed Feb 15 09:47:20 GMT 2012
People interested in learning valuable first aid skills are being invited to come along to Peak Village over the weekend of 18-19 February as Rowsley’s outlet Shopping Centre welcomes St John Ambulance - who will be recruiting interested shoppers for free two hour life support training sessions, as part of their Derbyshire Save a Life Scheme...

Wed Feb 15 09:37:00 GMT 2012
Following the success of previous free Antiques Valuation Days, Peak Village is giving shoppers another opportunity to meet TV antiques expert James Lewis as it hosts another free event. The Valentine’s week Valuation Day will take place on Thursday, February 16, with two opportunities to meet James. The morning session runs between...

Wed Feb 15 09:37:00 GMT 2012
Following the success of previous free Antiques Valuation Days, Peak Village is giving shoppers another opportunity to meet TV antiques expert James Lewis as it hosts another free event. The Valentine’s week Valuation Day will take place on Thursday, February 16, with two opportunities to meet James. The morning session runs between...

Mon Feb 13 10:42:22 GMT 2012
Plans for the redevelopment of a rural business park have passed the first hurdle to getting planning permission from the Peak District National Park Authority.   Owners of the Rockmill Business Park at Stoney Middleton want to redevelop the site and create a heritage centre with café and community facility, craftwork units, retail...

Mon Feb 13 10:42:22 GMT 2012
Plans for the redevelopment of a rural business park have passed the first hurdle to getting planning permission from the Peak District National Park Authority.   Owners of the Rockmill Business Park at Stoney Middleton want to redevelop the site and create a heritage centre with café and community facility, craftwork units, retail...

Fri Feb 10 13:41:40 GMT 2012
CW Sellors, are pleased to announce that following an extensive body of work over the past five years, they have now been granted the sole UK patent for the backing of Blue John with Mother of Pearl.   Workshop manager Matthew Hatch commented “The reason for this process is to (when required) enhance the appearance of the Blue...

Fri Feb 10 13:41:40 GMT 2012
CW Sellors, are pleased to announce that following an extensive body of work over the past five years, they have now been granted the sole UK patent for the backing of Blue John with Mother of Pearl.   Workshop manager Matthew Hatch commented “The reason for this process is to (when required) enhance the appearance of the Blue...

Thu Feb 09 09:40:38 GMT 2012
Derbyshire County Cricket Club has elected not to return to Leek in 2012 but has left the door open for future seasons. The venue for the Friends Life t20 match against Durham Dynamos on Wednesday 20th June has, therefore, been confirmed as the County Ground, Derby, with a 7pm start. Leek’s Highfield ground in the Staffordshire Moorlands...

Thu Feb 09 09:40:38 GMT 2012
Derbyshire County Cricket Club has elected not to return to Leek in 2012 but has left the door open for future seasons. The venue for the Friends Life t20 match against Durham Dynamos on Wednesday 20th June has, therefore, been confirmed as the County Ground, Derby, with a 7pm start. Leek’s Highfield ground in the Staffordshire Moorlands...

Thu Feb 09 09:25:53 GMT 2012
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s still time for those wishing to book a foodie’s treat at the luxury East Lodge hotel, Rowsley’s 3 AA rosette multi-award winning hotel and restaurant in the Peak District. With a specially created Valentine’s package available, couples can enjoy the ultimate...

Thu Feb 09 09:25:53 GMT 2012
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s still time for those wishing to book a foodie’s treat at the luxury East Lodge hotel, Rowsley’s 3 AA rosette multi-award winning hotel and restaurant in the Peak District. With a specially created Valentine’s package available, couples can enjoy the ultimate...

Wed Feb 08 10:40:22 GMT 2012
The National Trust is urging families in Derbyshire to make the most of the February half-term break and enjoy the wealth of outdoor spaces on their doorstep.   Many local National Trust places are offering family adventures over the holiday, from geo-caching to kite making and deer feeding to bird box making.   With over 33,000...

Wed Feb 08 10:40:22 GMT 2012
The National Trust is urging families in Derbyshire to make the most of the February half-term break and enjoy the wealth of outdoor spaces on their doorstep.   Many local National Trust places are offering family adventures over the holiday, from geo-caching to kite making and deer feeding to bird box making.   With over 33,000...

Tue Feb 07 12:18:24 GMT 2012
ELECTRICITY poles have been felled in the Tunstead area of the Peak District National Park, as part of a £90,000 investment to move electricity cables underground and improve views from the Pennine Bridleway national trail. Electricity North West has taken down the 20 wooden electricity poles that carried 1.2km of overhead lines between...

Tue Feb 07 12:18:24 GMT 2012
ELECTRICITY poles have been felled in the Tunstead area of the Peak District National Park, as part of a £90,000 investment to move electricity cables underground and improve views from the Pennine Bridleway national trail. Electricity North West has taken down the 20 wooden electricity poles that carried 1.2km of overhead lines between...

Tue Feb 07 12:17:14 GMT 2012
A unique partnership between Hayfield Primary School and Sustainable Hayfield is starting to reap rewards. The school is now inviting parents – and Hayfield villagers - to see what it’s doing during an ‘open afternoon’ from 2.30pm-4.30pm on February 10 when children will be showing their work. The afternoon will include...

Tue Feb 07 12:17:14 GMT 2012
A unique partnership between Hayfield Primary School and Sustainable Hayfield is starting to reap rewards. The school is now inviting parents – and Hayfield villagers - to see what it’s doing during an ‘open afternoon’ from 2.30pm-4.30pm on February 10 when children will be showing their work. The afternoon will include...

Tue Feb 07 12:16:12 GMT 2012
THE latest phase of a £30.5 million retirement village is well underway, and there are hopes that up to 25 new jobs will be eventually created. Work on the main building of the St Elphin’s House development in Darley Dale should be completed by July; it will include apartments and the much-anticipated leisure facilities including a...

Tue Feb 07 12:16:12 GMT 2012
THE latest phase of a £30.5 million retirement village is well underway, and there are hopes that up to 25 new jobs will be eventually created. Work on the main building of the St Elphin’s House development in Darley Dale should be completed by July; it will include apartments and the much-anticipated leisure facilities including a...

Wed Feb 01 14:36:21 GMT 2012
KINDER 80 – TRESPASS TO TREASURE A week of nearly 30 walks, talks and other events in and around the Peak District will mark the 80th anniversary of the Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout in April.   The Kinder 80 Festival will be launched by author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie at the Moorland Centre, Edale, on Tuesday, April 24. Other...

Wed Feb 01 14:36:21 GMT 2012
KINDER 80 – TRESPASS TO TREASURE A week of nearly 30 walks, talks and other events in and around the Peak District will mark the 80th anniversary of the Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout in April.   The Kinder 80 Festival will be launched by author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie at the Moorland Centre, Edale, on Tuesday, April 24. Other...

Wed Feb 01 11:44:46 GMT 2012
Potential first aiders are being invited to come along to Peak Village over the weekend of 18-19 February as Rowsley’s outlet Shopping Centre welcomes St John Ambulance - who will be recruiting interested shoppers for free two hour life support training courses, as part of their Derbyshire Save a Life Scheme campaign. Aimed at equipping...

Wed Feb 01 11:44:46 GMT 2012
Potential first aiders are being invited to come along to Peak Village over the weekend of 18-19 February as Rowsley’s outlet Shopping Centre welcomes St John Ambulance - who will be recruiting interested shoppers for free two hour life support training courses, as part of their Derbyshire Save a Life Scheme campaign. Aimed at equipping...

Mon Jan 30 09:46:08 GMT 2012
Different options to bring further investment into the former Millers Dale station site on the Monsal Trail are to be considered by the Peak District National Park Authority. In 2010 the authority agreed to lease Millers Dale to the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for 75 years provided the trust was successful with a £2.5 million to £3...

Mon Jan 30 09:46:08 GMT 2012
Different options to bring further investment into the former Millers Dale station site on the Monsal Trail are to be considered by the Peak District National Park Authority. In 2010 the authority agreed to lease Millers Dale to the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for 75 years provided the trust was successful with a £2.5 million to £3...

Thu Jan 26 09:06:00 GMT 2012
Usman Khawaja has been named as Derbyshire’s second overseas player for the 2012 season. The Australian international will jet to the UK ahead of the Friends Life t20 opener versus Lancashire Lightning on Thursday 14th June before remaining with the Club for the remainder of the season. Khawaja enjoyed a two month spell at the County...

Thu Jan 26 09:06:00 GMT 2012
Usman Khawaja has been named as Derbyshire’s second overseas player for the 2012 season. The Australian international will jet to the UK ahead of the Friends Life t20 opener versus Lancashire Lightning on Thursday 14th June before remaining with the Club for the remainder of the season. Khawaja enjoyed a two month spell at the County...

Wed Jan 25 11:48:08 GMT 2012
Free leaflets have been produced to encourage people to visit two Peak District National Park villages by bus and train. Peak Connections has produced the leaflets for Hope and Hathersage using funding from the Peak District National Park Authority’s Live & Work Rural scheme, which helps small and medium sized businesses that...

Wed Jan 25 11:48:08 GMT 2012
Free leaflets have been produced to encourage people to visit two Peak District National Park villages by bus and train. Peak Connections has produced the leaflets for Hope and Hathersage using funding from the Peak District National Park Authority’s Live & Work Rural scheme, which helps small and medium sized businesses that...

Tue Jan 24 10:19:34 GMT 2012
We are very proud to announce the launch of our latest new video. The Roaches are a cluster of dramatic grit stone rocks which stand proud against the Peak District skyline. Friend & foe to climbers, this outstanding landmark is a sight to behold. It's sunrise in the Peak District National Park and the eerie soundtrack promises a video to...

Tue Jan 24 10:19:34 GMT 2012
We are very proud to announce the launch of our latest new video. The Roaches are a cluster of dramatic grit stone rocks which stand proud against the Peak District skyline. Friend & foe to climbers, this outstanding landmark is a sight to behold. It's sunrise in the Peak District National Park and the eerie soundtrack promises a video to...

Tue Jan 24 10:01:56 GMT 2012
As soon as the atmospheric music kicks in, we know we are in for a treat. On a misty morning in the Peak District, the mysteriously named Chrome Hill and its neighbour Parkhouse, are brought to life with yet more Peak District TV wizardry. We are instantly hypnotised by a harp, as the sun rises over the hills. Once again the Peak District is...

Tue Jan 24 10:01:56 GMT 2012
As soon as the atmospheric music kicks in, we know we are in for a treat. On a misty morning in the Peak District, the mysteriously named Chrome Hill and its neighbour Parkhouse, are brought to life with yet more Peak District TV wizardry. We are instantly hypnotised by a harp, as the sun rises over the hills. Once again the Peak District is...

Mon Jan 23 14:37:11 GMT 2012
National park residents in Cheshire and Staffordshire are being invited to meet members and senior officers of the Peak District National Park Authority. The meeting is an opportunity for residents to take part in a discussion about community led planning, before an open forum is held where parish councillors and members of the public can ask...

Mon Jan 23 14:37:11 GMT 2012
National park residents in Cheshire and Staffordshire are being invited to meet members and senior officers of the Peak District National Park Authority. The meeting is an opportunity for residents to take part in a discussion about community led planning, before an open forum is held where parish councillors and members of the public can ask...

Thu Jan 19 13:31:34 GMT 2012
On Friday 29th June 2012 the Olympic Torch will be travelling by cable car to the The Heights of Abraham. To commemorate this event, The Heights of Abraham has commissioned local artist Tess Willoughby to design a mural that will stand as a legacy to this exciting honour. Working alongside her will be six students from the 6th Form of ...

Thu Jan 19 13:31:34 GMT 2012
On Friday 29th June 2012 the Olympic Torch will be travelling by cable car to the The Heights of Abraham. To commemorate this event, The Heights of Abraham has commissioned local artist Tess Willoughby to design a mural that will stand as a legacy to this exciting honour. Working alongside her will be six students from the 6th Form of ...

Thu Jan 19 11:29:10 GMT 2012
An accessible site in the Peak District National Park has been named one of the best stargazing spots in the country by leading astronomers. Surprise View, near Hathersage, has been announced as a Dark Sky Discovery Site on the ‘Stargazing LIVE’ astronomy show, hosted by Professor Brian Cox and comedian Dara Ó Briain. The...

Thu Jan 19 11:29:10 GMT 2012
An accessible site in the Peak District National Park has been named one of the best stargazing spots in the country by leading astronomers. Surprise View, near Hathersage, has been announced as a Dark Sky Discovery Site on the ‘Stargazing LIVE’ astronomy show, hosted by Professor Brian Cox and comedian Dara Ó Briain. The...

Thu Jan 19 11:23:23 GMT 2012
In this Olympic year The Heights of Abraham are pleased to announce a very special offer. Season tickets are always an excellent way to save money and enjoy spring, summer and autumn of visits to the hilltop park with its stunning views over the Derwent Valley and the Peak District, the 2 Show Caverns and of course the Cable Cars that...

Thu Jan 19 11:23:23 GMT 2012
In this Olympic year The Heights of Abraham are pleased to announce a very special offer. Season tickets are always an excellent way to save money and enjoy spring, summer and autumn of visits to the hilltop park with its stunning views over the Derwent Valley and the Peak District, the 2 Show Caverns and of course the Cable Cars that...

Wed Jan 18 13:19:28 GMT 2012
Derbyshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the co-option of former player Kevin Dean to the Club’s General Committee. The 36-year-old left-arm seamer made his First Class debut for the county in 1996 staying with the Club throughout his career. Dean was the joint leading wicket taker in English First Class cricket in 2002...

Wed Jan 18 13:19:28 GMT 2012
Derbyshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the co-option of former player Kevin Dean to the Club’s General Committee. The 36-year-old left-arm seamer made his First Class debut for the county in 1996 staying with the Club throughout his career. Dean was the joint leading wicket taker in English First Class cricket in 2002...

Wed Jan 18 12:59:28 GMT 2012
With triple A ratings under threat in the financial world, no such fears exist in the culinary world for multi-award winning hotel and restaurant East Lodge, who have just been awarded the prestigious triple Rosette status by the AA. AA Rosettes are one of the ‘gold standards’ for restaurants to aspire to and an upgrade to three...

Wed Jan 18 12:59:28 GMT 2012
With triple A ratings under threat in the financial world, no such fears exist in the culinary world for multi-award winning hotel and restaurant East Lodge, who have just been awarded the prestigious triple Rosette status by the AA. AA Rosettes are one of the ‘gold standards’ for restaurants to aspire to and an upgrade to three...

Wed Jan 18 12:44:05 GMT 2012
East Lodge joins the ‘don’t skip breakfast’ lobby in 2012 As Farmhouse Breakfast Week gets underway (January 22-28), multi award-winning Peak District hotel and restaurant East Lodge is joining calls to recognise breakfast as the most important meal of the day. A healthy start, especially a traditional award-winning English...

Wed Jan 18 12:44:05 GMT 2012
East Lodge joins the ‘don’t skip breakfast’ lobby in 2012 As Farmhouse Breakfast Week gets underway (January 22-28), multi award-winning Peak District hotel and restaurant East Lodge is joining calls to recognise breakfast as the most important meal of the day. A healthy start, especially a traditional award-winning English...

Mon Jan 16 11:36:12 GMT 2012
Innovative new menus are the parfait solution Multi award-winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant continues to push the culinary boundaries as we enter 2012. The Rowsley country house hotel is kick starting the New Year with two new menu options for the restaurant, allowing food lovers to go for the classic simpler solution or opt for an...

Mon Jan 16 11:36:12 GMT 2012
Innovative new menus are the parfait solution Multi award-winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant continues to push the culinary boundaries as we enter 2012. The Rowsley country house hotel is kick starting the New Year with two new menu options for the restaurant, allowing food lovers to go for the classic simpler solution or opt for an...

Wed Jan 11 13:02:47 GMT 2012
Applications are being sought for a new member to sit on the governing body of the Peak District National Park Authority. Members are responsible for setting the policies and priorities of the authority and ensuring money and other resources are well used. The authority has 30 members made up of: • 16 local councillors appointed by...

Wed Jan 11 13:02:47 GMT 2012
Applications are being sought for a new member to sit on the governing body of the Peak District National Park Authority. Members are responsible for setting the policies and priorities of the authority and ensuring money and other resources are well used. The authority has 30 members made up of: • 16 local councillors appointed by...

Wed Jan 11 12:24:09 GMT 2012
People are being invited to pile on the pounds for a good cause at Peak Village this New Year as Rowsley’s outlet Shopping Centre launches ‘The Old Station Building Knitathon’, where each purl stitched in time will help to raise vital funds for national charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK. A ‘Knitting Chair’ will...

Wed Jan 11 12:24:09 GMT 2012
People are being invited to pile on the pounds for a good cause at Peak Village this New Year as Rowsley’s outlet Shopping Centre launches ‘The Old Station Building Knitathon’, where each purl stitched in time will help to raise vital funds for national charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK. A ‘Knitting Chair’ will...

Tue Jan 10 16:56:25 GMT 2012
THOUSANDS of young people across Derbyshire could benefit from a unique project designed to turn their lives around. In the first partnership of its kind in the country, Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Police are set to team up to extend the successful Ozbox project which offers boxing-based fitness sessions designed to boost confidence...

Tue Jan 10 16:56:25 GMT 2012
THOUSANDS of young people across Derbyshire could benefit from a unique project designed to turn their lives around. In the first partnership of its kind in the country, Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Police are set to team up to extend the successful Ozbox project which offers boxing-based fitness sessions designed to boost confidence...

Tue Jan 10 16:55:16 GMT 2012
BUXTON bands, choirs and music groups are being invited to become part of celebrations for this year’s London Olympics. As well as being one of the towns chosen to host the Olympic torch on its tour of Britain, Buxton can also get involved in an event to mark the end of the games. A Bandstand Marathon is taking place on September 9 and...

Tue Jan 10 16:55:16 GMT 2012
BUXTON bands, choirs and music groups are being invited to become part of celebrations for this year’s London Olympics. As well as being one of the towns chosen to host the Olympic torch on its tour of Britain, Buxton can also get involved in an event to mark the end of the games. A Bandstand Marathon is taking place on September 9 and...

Tue Jan 10 16:52:24 GMT 2012
Plans have been submitted for a new £20m sports and concert venue close to Derby city centre. The arena, which will feature a velodrome, sports courts and a 5,000-capacity concert space, is to be built on land next to Pride Park stadium. Derby City Council's plans also include an outside cycle track which will loop around a nearby nature...

Tue Jan 10 16:52:24 GMT 2012
Plans have been submitted for a new £20m sports and concert venue close to Derby city centre. The arena, which will feature a velodrome, sports courts and a 5,000-capacity concert space, is to be built on land next to Pride Park stadium. Derby City Council's plans also include an outside cycle track which will loop around a nearby nature...

Mon Jan 09 10:56:09 GMT 2012
Derbyshire County Cricket Club would like to invite all members of the media to our pre-season photocall and media day on Tuesday 3rd April. The structure of the day will be as follows: 10.30am – Individual and team photographs in white and coloured kits. 11am – Sponsors photographs and interview opportunities. All members of...

Mon Jan 09 10:56:09 GMT 2012
Derbyshire County Cricket Club would like to invite all members of the media to our pre-season photocall and media day on Tuesday 3rd April. The structure of the day will be as follows: 10.30am – Individual and team photographs in white and coloured kits. 11am – Sponsors photographs and interview opportunities. All members of...

Fri Jan 06 14:49:43 GMT 2012
The re-opening of the tunnels on the Monsal Trail is proving to be an all-round success. The 8.5 miles Monsal Trail is popular with walkers, horse riders, people on mobility scooters and families with pushchairs, but cycling has seen a dramatic increase since four former railway tunnels were re-opened by the Peak District National Park Authority...

Fri Jan 06 14:49:43 GMT 2012
The re-opening of the tunnels on the Monsal Trail is proving to be an all-round success. The 8.5 miles Monsal Trail is popular with walkers, horse riders, people on mobility scooters and families with pushchairs, but cycling has seen a dramatic increase since four former railway tunnels were re-opened by the Peak District National Park Authority...

Thu Jan 05 14:11:57 GMT 2012
Bamford Edge Bathed In Winter Is Yet Another Stunningly Produced New Video By Peak District TV Another gem brought to us by the Peak District's leading web portal - Peak District Online, Bamford Edge in Winter is a beautiful video capturing another side of the Peak District. This time it's swaddled in snow. The famous grit stone looks cold...

Thu Jan 05 14:11:57 GMT 2012
Bamford Edge Bathed In Winter Is Yet Another Stunningly Produced New Video By Peak District TV Another gem brought to us by the Peak District's leading web portal - Peak District Online, Bamford Edge in Winter is a beautiful video capturing another side of the Peak District. This time it's swaddled in snow. The famous grit stone looks cold...

Thu Jan 05 12:55:34 GMT 2012
The New Video Just Launched From Peak District TV Shows Just How Dazzling Derbyshire is in Darkness. The Peak District at Night - A Captivating Journey Under The Stars. A new video from Peak District TV is the video tempting and teasing us with promises of much more to come. Terrybnd is indeed a man on a mission to conquer the moon and the...

Thu Jan 05 12:55:34 GMT 2012
The New Video Just Launched From Peak District TV Shows Just How Dazzling Derbyshire is in Darkness. The Peak District at Night - A Captivating Journey Under The Stars. A new video from Peak District TV is the video tempting and teasing us with promises of much more to come. Terrybnd is indeed a man on a mission to conquer the moon and the...

Wed Jan 04 13:44:50 GMT 2012
An independent chair is being sought for an advisory group that oversees a plan to manage and improve the Peak District National Park. The Peak District National Park Management Plan has been written by a partnership of organisations and groups that operate in the national park. It sets out how all the partners have agreed they want to...

Wed Jan 04 13:44:50 GMT 2012
An independent chair is being sought for an advisory group that oversees a plan to manage and improve the Peak District National Park. The Peak District National Park Management Plan has been written by a partnership of organisations and groups that operate in the national park. It sets out how all the partners have agreed they want to...

Fri Dec 23 10:19:05 GMT 2011
Derwent Edge - The New Video Goes Live. Peak District TV Celebrates Winter On The Moors Once again Peak District Online and their newly forged partnership with a very talented cameraman, have produced another video of epic proportions.This time it's their tribute to the wintry Derwent Edge and its wild moor with eerie rock formations Five...

Fri Dec 23 10:19:05 GMT 2011
Derwent Edge - The New Video Goes Live. Peak District TV Celebrates Winter On The Moors Once again Peak District Online and their newly forged partnership with a very talented cameraman, have produced another video of epic proportions.This time it's their tribute to the wintry Derwent Edge and its wild moor with eerie rock formations Five...

Thu Dec 15 12:28:30 GMT 2011
An expectant party of Peak District promoters and business people climbed one of Chatsworth’s imposing staircases to attend the launch of “Get Here” - a new short film extolling the wonders of the region. The venue for the screening was the little- known private theatre, with its impressive painted ceiling panels and...

Thu Dec 15 12:28:30 GMT 2011
An expectant party of Peak District promoters and business people climbed one of Chatsworth’s imposing staircases to attend the launch of “Get Here” - a new short film extolling the wonders of the region. The venue for the screening was the little- known private theatre, with its impressive painted ceiling panels and...

Tue Dec 13 11:24:09 GMT 2011
Incorporating the FEI Eventing World Cup TM Advanced online tickets now available – a perfect Christmas gift idea! Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is one of the country’s most spectacular settings for the International Horse Trials which will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11th, 12th and 13th...

Tue Dec 13 11:24:09 GMT 2011
Incorporating the FEI Eventing World Cup TM Advanced online tickets now available – a perfect Christmas gift idea! Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is one of the country’s most spectacular settings for the International Horse Trials which will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11th, 12th and 13th...

Mon Dec 12 10:33:56 GMT 2011
Karl Krikken has confirmed that Tom Poynton is set to become Derbyshire’s first-choice wicketkeeper following the retirement of Luke Sutton.   The Derbyshire Head Coach has moved quickly to distance the Club from speculation regarding the signing of a replacement wicketkeeper and he has backed Poynton, an Academy graduate who made his...

Mon Dec 12 10:33:56 GMT 2011
Karl Krikken has confirmed that Tom Poynton is set to become Derbyshire’s first-choice wicketkeeper following the retirement of Luke Sutton.   The Derbyshire Head Coach has moved quickly to distance the Club from speculation regarding the signing of a replacement wicketkeeper and he has backed Poynton, an Academy graduate who made his...

Fri Dec 09 14:59:04 GMT 2011
Cyclists, walkers and horse riders out to enjoy the Monsal Trail this winter are being urged to check the tunnels website before setting out to make sure the tunnels are open. The website to check for up to date information on the tunnels is www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/monsaltrail The Peak District National Park Authority, which owns and manages...

Fri Dec 09 14:59:04 GMT 2011
Cyclists, walkers and horse riders out to enjoy the Monsal Trail this winter are being urged to check the tunnels website before setting out to make sure the tunnels are open. The website to check for up to date information on the tunnels is www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/monsaltrail The Peak District National Park Authority, which owns and manages...

Fri Dec 09 14:56:44 GMT 2011
Wayne Madsen has been appointed captain of Derbyshire following the retirement of Luke Sutton. The 27-year-old batsman has made 39 first-class appearances since scoring 170 not out on debut against Gloucestershire in 2009; the highest ever score by a Derbyshire debutant. He has since compiled 2,476 first-class runs at an average of 35.88,...

Fri Dec 09 14:56:44 GMT 2011
Wayne Madsen has been appointed captain of Derbyshire following the retirement of Luke Sutton. The 27-year-old batsman has made 39 first-class appearances since scoring 170 not out on debut against Gloucestershire in 2009; the highest ever score by a Derbyshire debutant. He has since compiled 2,476 first-class runs at an average of 35.88,...

Thu Dec 08 14:40:57 GMT 2011
After a three-club career with Somerset, Lancashire and Derbyshire, Luke Sutton has decided to retire from the game.   The decision comes in the wake of an exhausting 2011 cricket season after which Derbyshire’s wicketkeeper-batsman and club captain sought treatment for depression and anxiety.   The 35-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman...

Thu Dec 08 14:40:57 GMT 2011
After a three-club career with Somerset, Lancashire and Derbyshire, Luke Sutton has decided to retire from the game.   The decision comes in the wake of an exhausting 2011 cricket season after which Derbyshire’s wicketkeeper-batsman and club captain sought treatment for depression and anxiety.   The 35-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman...

Wed Dec 07 12:09:36 GMT 2011
Secrets of the past, from Castleton’s medieval hospital to Chatsworth’s origins under Bess of Hardwick, will be unveiled on Derbyshire Archaeology Day, Saturday January 14 2012.   A day-long series of talks will enable local people to find out what archaeological experts and enthusiasts have been working on across Derbyshire and...

Wed Dec 07 12:09:36 GMT 2011
Secrets of the past, from Castleton’s medieval hospital to Chatsworth’s origins under Bess of Hardwick, will be unveiled on Derbyshire Archaeology Day, Saturday January 14 2012.   A day-long series of talks will enable local people to find out what archaeological experts and enthusiasts have been working on across Derbyshire and...

Wed Dec 07 11:17:50 GMT 2011
Peak District Online presents A Brand New Video Just Launched - The People & Personality Behind Peak District Online   The largest website in the UK dedicated to all that is perfectly Peak District. We can now see the faces behind the site, the professionals creating the biggest online directory of accommodation & businesses...

Wed Dec 07 11:17:50 GMT 2011
Peak District Online presents A Brand New Video Just Launched - The People & Personality Behind Peak District Online   The largest website in the UK dedicated to all that is perfectly Peak District. We can now see the faces behind the site, the professionals creating the biggest online directory of accommodation & businesses...

Tue Dec 06 12:31:26 GMT 2011
A WEEKEND of festivities will begin next weekend at a National Trust tourist hotspot. Produce and crafts from across the Dales and Moorlands will be on sale at Ilam Park from Saturday, December 10 from 11am until 4.30pm, repeating on Sunday, December 11. The event will feature children's games and Christmas craft activities, with festive...

Tue Dec 06 12:31:26 GMT 2011
A WEEKEND of festivities will begin next weekend at a National Trust tourist hotspot. Produce and crafts from across the Dales and Moorlands will be on sale at Ilam Park from Saturday, December 10 from 11am until 4.30pm, repeating on Sunday, December 11. The event will feature children's games and Christmas craft activities, with festive...

Tue Dec 06 12:30:21 GMT 2011
HARK! The herald angels are shining in a town’s festival uniting the community. Dozens of winged messenger models are filling Bakewell’s All Saints Parish Church. Shops and homes are also proudly displaying the spiritual beings in the first Festival of Angels. Rev Canon Tony Kaunhoven said: "We wanted to bring the church and...

Tue Dec 06 12:30:21 GMT 2011
HARK! The herald angels are shining in a town’s festival uniting the community. Dozens of winged messenger models are filling Bakewell’s All Saints Parish Church. Shops and homes are also proudly displaying the spiritual beings in the first Festival of Angels. Rev Canon Tony Kaunhoven said: "We wanted to bring the church and...

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Fri Dec 02 13:25:40 GMT 2011
Tickets on sale at discounted rate until the New Year Tickets for Derbyshire’s 2012 summer of cricket – including the two day match versus South Africa – are available now at the early bird price of just £12. Derbyshire will entertain the world’s number two Test nation on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August...

Fri Dec 02 13:25:40 GMT 2011
Tickets on sale at discounted rate until the New Year Tickets for Derbyshire’s 2012 summer of cricket – including the two day match versus South Africa – are available now at the early bird price of just £12. Derbyshire will entertain the world’s number two Test nation on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August...

Fri Dec 02 09:52:57 GMT 2011
The Peak District National Park Authority and Business Peak District are urging residents and businesses to fill in broadband surveys and help unlock Government funding to increase speeds in rural areas.   In August the Department for Culture, Media and Sport pledged millions of pounds to help improve broadband services across the country....

Fri Dec 02 09:52:57 GMT 2011
The Peak District National Park Authority and Business Peak District are urging residents and businesses to fill in broadband surveys and help unlock Government funding to increase speeds in rural areas.   In August the Department for Culture, Media and Sport pledged millions of pounds to help improve broadband services across the country....

Thu Dec 01 13:35:21 GMT 2011
A guide to make planning easier for residents to understand has been published by the Peak District National Park Authority. At the same time the authority and parish councils in the Peak District National Park area have agreed a Parish Accord, which sets out what to expect of each other during the planning process. John Herbert, chair...

Thu Dec 01 13:35:21 GMT 2011
A guide to make planning easier for residents to understand has been published by the Peak District National Park Authority. At the same time the authority and parish councils in the Peak District National Park area have agreed a Parish Accord, which sets out what to expect of each other during the planning process. John Herbert, chair...

Wed Nov 30 21:49:20 GMT 2011
    Bakewell Farmers’ Market – The Superb New Video is Launched By Peak district TV The chocolate box town with its very own pudding and infamous cattle market - but did YOU know there was a Farmer’s Market in Bakewell? With a wealth of pasture land surrounding this glorious part of the Peak District, we...

Wed Nov 30 21:49:20 GMT 2011
    Bakewell Farmers’ Market – The Superb New Video is Launched By Peak district TV The chocolate box town with its very own pudding and infamous cattle market - but did YOU know there was a Farmer’s Market in Bakewell? With a wealth of pasture land surrounding this glorious part of the Peak District, we...

Wed Nov 30 11:09:23 GMT 2011
Feel like royalty with an Exclusively Yours 2012 wedding As 2011 comes to a close, multi award-winning hotel and restaurant East Lodge in Rowsley reports that its wedding diary is already filling up for 2013, but a limited number of special dates still remain available to book for 2012. With the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond...

Wed Nov 30 11:09:23 GMT 2011
Feel like royalty with an Exclusively Yours 2012 wedding As 2011 comes to a close, multi award-winning hotel and restaurant East Lodge in Rowsley reports that its wedding diary is already filling up for 2013, but a limited number of special dates still remain available to book for 2012. With the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond...

Wed Nov 30 10:17:02 GMT 2011
Whether you're looking for the perfect present, want to forget the pressures of Christmas and be transported back to a simpler time, or just meet Santa's beautiful Reindeer, then a visit to The National Trust's Kedleston Hall should be top of your list this weekend. The 18th Century home of Lord Curzon will be bedecked in Edwardian decorations...

Wed Nov 30 10:17:02 GMT 2011
Whether you're looking for the perfect present, want to forget the pressures of Christmas and be transported back to a simpler time, or just meet Santa's beautiful Reindeer, then a visit to The National Trust's Kedleston Hall should be top of your list this weekend. The 18th Century home of Lord Curzon will be bedecked in Edwardian decorations...

Mon Nov 28 16:52:30 GMT 2011
Peak District Online presents Ancient Sites Of The Peak District - A Brand New Video Traverses Time & Conjures All The Elements Atmospheric stone circles shrouded in mystery and myth, rise from the screen with the dawning of the sun. The Summer Solstice perhaps? This new video conjures up evocatively, all the myths and legends, the...

Mon Nov 28 16:52:30 GMT 2011
Peak District Online presents Ancient Sites Of The Peak District - A Brand New Video Traverses Time & Conjures All The Elements Atmospheric stone circles shrouded in mystery and myth, rise from the screen with the dawning of the sun. The Summer Solstice perhaps? This new video conjures up evocatively, all the myths and legends, the...

Mon Nov 28 14:20:20 GMT 2011
The release of the 2012 fixtures has revealed Derbyshire will face Yorkshire in five days of local derby cricket at Chesterfield in July. After starting the six-day festival at Queen’s Park with a match against the Unicorns on Sunday 15th July, Derbyshire will start a four day LV = County Championship match against Yorkshire on Wednesday...

Mon Nov 28 14:20:20 GMT 2011
The release of the 2012 fixtures has revealed Derbyshire will face Yorkshire in five days of local derby cricket at Chesterfield in July. After starting the six-day festival at Queen’s Park with a match against the Unicorns on Sunday 15th July, Derbyshire will start a four day LV = County Championship match against Yorkshire on Wednesday...

Fri Nov 25 14:57:21 GMT 2011
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has been selected by the Peak District National Park Authority to take on a 125 year lease of the Roaches estate, near Leek. The 395-hectare (975-acres) estate in Staffordshire features the iconic rock skyline of the Roaches and Hen Cloud. Its moorland and climbing ridges are very popular with walkers and climbers. ...

Fri Nov 25 14:57:21 GMT 2011
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has been selected by the Peak District National Park Authority to take on a 125 year lease of the Roaches estate, near Leek. The 395-hectare (975-acres) estate in Staffordshire features the iconic rock skyline of the Roaches and Hen Cloud. Its moorland and climbing ridges are very popular with walkers and climbers. ...

Fri Nov 25 12:38:23 GMT 2011
The dog stars were out at Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre in Rowsley once more as canine contestants gathered on 20 November for the Festive Dog Show 2011. Peak Village has hosted two successful dog shows this year, which continue to prove hugely popular and on the serious side, raise vital finds for animal charities. £403.88 was raised...

Fri Nov 25 12:38:23 GMT 2011
The dog stars were out at Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre in Rowsley once more as canine contestants gathered on 20 November for the Festive Dog Show 2011. Peak Village has hosted two successful dog shows this year, which continue to prove hugely popular and on the serious side, raise vital finds for animal charities. £403.88 was raised...

Thu Nov 24 13:58:59 GMT 2011
November 5 – December 23 2011 This winter, Chatsworth has brought out the holly and the ivy to Deck The Halls for its very own Christmas carol spectacular. All the favourite Christmas carols have been brought to life in a series of stunning displays, along with a few extras, across the lower floors of the historic home. Visitors will be...

Thu Nov 24 13:58:59 GMT 2011
November 5 – December 23 2011 This winter, Chatsworth has brought out the holly and the ivy to Deck The Halls for its very own Christmas carol spectacular. All the favourite Christmas carols have been brought to life in a series of stunning displays, along with a few extras, across the lower floors of the historic home. Visitors will be...

Thu Nov 24 13:56:19 GMT 2011
Chatsworth is pulling out all the stops this festive season to create a magical Christmas offering for the whole family. The packed Christmas events programme features everything from carols, Christmas markets; wreath making; floral demonstrations and workshops; twilight evenings at the house; gourmet evenings and children’s nativity...

Thu Nov 24 13:56:19 GMT 2011
Chatsworth is pulling out all the stops this festive season to create a magical Christmas offering for the whole family. The packed Christmas events programme features everything from carols, Christmas markets; wreath making; floral demonstrations and workshops; twilight evenings at the house; gourmet evenings and children’s nativity...

Thu Nov 24 12:08:58 GMT 2011
Reference: B1719 Press release Derbyshire police are continuing their search for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing for almost two weeks. A special inquiry room has been established at Buxton Police Station to co-ordinate the search for Alisha Moss, who was last seen in the Whaley Bridge area at around 4.30pm on Thursday, November 10...

Thu Nov 24 12:08:58 GMT 2011
Reference: B1719 Press release Derbyshire police are continuing their search for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing for almost two weeks. A special inquiry room has been established at Buxton Police Station to co-ordinate the search for Alisha Moss, who was last seen in the Whaley Bridge area at around 4.30pm on Thursday, November 10...

Wed Nov 23 13:50:10 GMT 2011
This Wednesday to Friday (23-25 November) Tideswell Community Players perform The Flint Street Nativity, a seasonal comedy with a difference by Tim Firth, the writer of Calendar Girls and Preston Front. Performed in Tideswell Church, the traditional Christmas Nativity play is seen through the eyes of the 8 year-old cast from Mrs...

Wed Nov 23 13:50:10 GMT 2011
This Wednesday to Friday (23-25 November) Tideswell Community Players perform The Flint Street Nativity, a seasonal comedy with a difference by Tim Firth, the writer of Calendar Girls and Preston Front. Performed in Tideswell Church, the traditional Christmas Nativity play is seen through the eyes of the 8 year-old cast from Mrs...

Wed Nov 23 12:25:38 GMT 2011
East Lodge visitors can board their beloved posh pooches at local Canine Country Club Worrying about where to leave your diva dog? Panic over, East Lodge have got it covered! Visitors to the multi award-winning East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant can now leave their canine loved ones at the luxury boarding kennels for dogs in the heart of the...

Wed Nov 23 12:25:38 GMT 2011
East Lodge visitors can board their beloved posh pooches at local Canine Country Club Worrying about where to leave your diva dog? Panic over, East Lodge have got it covered! Visitors to the multi award-winning East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant can now leave their canine loved ones at the luxury boarding kennels for dogs in the heart of the...

Mon Nov 21 10:00:37 GMT 2011
With the festive season now approaching, the second edition of In Season, the food and facts driven newsletter from multi award-winning hotel and restaurant, East Lodge,  is now available. Launched as a quarterly seasonal publication, the winter 2011-2012 In Season follows on from the autumn edition, packed with news from in and around...

Mon Nov 21 10:00:37 GMT 2011
With the festive season now approaching, the second edition of In Season, the food and facts driven newsletter from multi award-winning hotel and restaurant, East Lodge,  is now available. Launched as a quarterly seasonal publication, the winter 2011-2012 In Season follows on from the autumn edition, packed with news from in and around...

Mon Nov 21 09:48:49 GMT 2011
Reference: BC1692 Police in Derbyshire are renewing a plea for information about a teenager who has been missing for a week. 13-year-old Alisha Moss, who also uses the surname Fokinther, was last seen in the Whaley Bridge area at around 4.30pm on Thursday, November 10 2011. She is described as white, around 5ft 3in tall, of slim build...

Mon Nov 21 09:48:49 GMT 2011
Reference: BC1692 Police in Derbyshire are renewing a plea for information about a teenager who has been missing for a week. 13-year-old Alisha Moss, who also uses the surname Fokinther, was last seen in the Whaley Bridge area at around 4.30pm on Thursday, November 10 2011. She is described as white, around 5ft 3in tall, of slim build...

Thu Nov 17 13:56:58 GMT 2011
Would-be archaeologists and stargazers are invited to meet the experts to explore ancient history and the night sky from a prehistoric stone circle on Sunday Dec 4.   Nottingham Trent University in partnership with the Peak District National Park Authority are offering 60 free places for people to find out more about the Nine Ladies stone...

Thu Nov 17 13:56:58 GMT 2011
Would-be archaeologists and stargazers are invited to meet the experts to explore ancient history and the night sky from a prehistoric stone circle on Sunday Dec 4.   Nottingham Trent University in partnership with the Peak District National Park Authority are offering 60 free places for people to find out more about the Nine Ladies stone...

Thu Nov 17 13:09:58 GMT 2011
Martin Guptill has boosted Derbyshire by announcing he will return as overseas player in 2012. The New Zealand international has opted for a return to the County Ground at the expense of a possible berth in the Indian Premier League. Guptill will be available from the start of the 2012 campaign through to 12th June before returning to fulfil...

Thu Nov 17 13:09:58 GMT 2011
Martin Guptill has boosted Derbyshire by announcing he will return as overseas player in 2012. The New Zealand international has opted for a return to the County Ground at the expense of a possible berth in the Indian Premier League. Guptill will be available from the start of the 2012 campaign through to 12th June before returning to fulfil...

Wed Nov 16 09:52:58 GMT 2011
On; Wednesday 30th November 10 am  - 12 noon At ; The Medway Centre, New Street, Bakewell Many stalls including a sale of Christmas Decorations at bargain prices Entrance is £1.00 and includes coffee and biscuits. All Welcome!

Wed Nov 16 09:52:58 GMT 2011
On; Wednesday 30th November 10 am  - 12 noon At ; The Medway Centre, New Street, Bakewell Many stalls including a sale of Christmas Decorations at bargain prices Entrance is £1.00 and includes coffee and biscuits. All Welcome!

Mon Nov 14 10:49:45 GMT 2011
Plans to improve a caravan site near Bakewell and extend its opening season have been approved by the Peak District National Park Authority. The caravan site at Hopping Lane, Youlgrave has been run by the Camping and Caravanning Club for more than 40 years. The planning committee’s decision allows the caravan site to open for an...

Mon Nov 14 10:49:45 GMT 2011
Plans to improve a caravan site near Bakewell and extend its opening season have been approved by the Peak District National Park Authority. The caravan site at Hopping Lane, Youlgrave has been run by the Camping and Caravanning Club for more than 40 years. The planning committee’s decision allows the caravan site to open for an...

Wed Nov 09 11:03:22 GMT 2011
Multi award-winning East Lodge country house hotel and restaurant is seeing a significant rise in demand for winter wedding packages and weddings in general for 2012-2013; East Lodge is bucking the economic trend and proving that first class customer service can deliver results even with the backdrop of the worst economic situation in the lifetime...

Wed Nov 09 11:03:22 GMT 2011
Multi award-winning East Lodge country house hotel and restaurant is seeing a significant rise in demand for winter wedding packages and weddings in general for 2012-2013; East Lodge is bucking the economic trend and proving that first class customer service can deliver results even with the backdrop of the worst economic situation in the lifetime...

Mon Nov 07 14:12:08 GMT 2011
The Heights of Abraham are pleased to announce that they have been chosen as one of the UK's iconic destinations to be visited by the Olympic Torch. On Friday 29th June 2012, during its relay journey through Derbyshire the Torch will be carried to the Summit and back on the Cable Cars. Andrew Pugh Managing Director said "Everyone at...

Mon Nov 07 14:12:08 GMT 2011
The Heights of Abraham are pleased to announce that they have been chosen as one of the UK's iconic destinations to be visited by the Olympic Torch. On Friday 29th June 2012, during its relay journey through Derbyshire the Torch will be carried to the Summit and back on the Cable Cars. Andrew Pugh Managing Director said "Everyone at...

Mon Nov 07 13:42:36 GMT 2011
All aboard! Rowsley’s Peak Village shopping outlet is pleased to announce this year’s Christmas light switch on will be on Saturday 19 November. Santa himself will be doing the honours, whereupon he will invite children to join him on the Santa Express – which will depart for Santa’s Peak Village grotto, after a magical...

Mon Nov 07 13:42:36 GMT 2011
All aboard! Rowsley’s Peak Village shopping outlet is pleased to announce this year’s Christmas light switch on will be on Saturday 19 November. Santa himself will be doing the honours, whereupon he will invite children to join him on the Santa Express – which will depart for Santa’s Peak Village grotto, after a magical...

Fri Nov 04 16:45:56 GMT 2011
www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk presents Beautiful Bakewell - A New Video Is Launched Today By Peak District TV Bakewell - ancient capital of the Peak. This stunning new video shows this chocolate box Peak District village in full sumptuous glory. The people, the place and the pudding! Bakewell, so we're told, was once called Beadeca's Well...

Fri Nov 04 16:45:56 GMT 2011
www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk presents Beautiful Bakewell - A New Video Is Launched Today By Peak District TV Bakewell - ancient capital of the Peak. This stunning new video shows this chocolate box Peak District village in full sumptuous glory. The people, the place and the pudding! Bakewell, so we're told, was once called Beadeca's Well...

Fri Nov 04 13:26:25 GMT 2011
Derbyshire County Cricket Club has released membership prices for 2012 which include savings to reflect the economic times. With the price of Full Membership frozen, under 12’s free for a third successive year, plus savings for all senior citizens and those living 20 plus miles from the County Ground, Derbyshire are making the summer of...

Fri Nov 04 13:26:25 GMT 2011
Derbyshire County Cricket Club has released membership prices for 2012 which include savings to reflect the economic times. With the price of Full Membership frozen, under 12’s free for a third successive year, plus savings for all senior citizens and those living 20 plus miles from the County Ground, Derbyshire are making the summer of...

Wed Nov 02 14:34:20 GMT 2011
More than 70 people who would otherwise miss out on the countryside have just celebrated 20 years of the Peak Park Leisure Walks.   Ten times a year, people who have experienced ill health, or are socially isolated or lack confidence for independent walking are able to explore the Peak District with national park rangers and volunteers. ...

Wed Nov 02 14:34:20 GMT 2011
More than 70 people who would otherwise miss out on the countryside have just celebrated 20 years of the Peak Park Leisure Walks.   Ten times a year, people who have experienced ill health, or are socially isolated or lack confidence for independent walking are able to explore the Peak District with national park rangers and volunteers. ...

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Tue Nov 01 20:45:57 GMT 2011
  A Beautiful Place To Stay - Ballcross Farm On Chatsworth Estate. A B&B With A Difference Captured On Film Click here to view video   Ballcross Farm Holiday Cottages are ready & waiting for new owners, however brief your stay. A brand video by the makers of the very best Peak District Videos around -. Peak...

Tue Nov 01 20:45:57 GMT 2011
  A Beautiful Place To Stay - Ballcross Farm On Chatsworth Estate. A B&B With A Difference Captured On Film Click here to view video   Ballcross Farm Holiday Cottages are ready & waiting for new owners, however brief your stay. A brand video by the makers of the very best Peak District Videos around -. Peak...

Tue Nov 01 12:21:18 GMT 2011
A REPLICA Olympic torch is continuing its journey around local schools after being handed from Rowsley C of E Primary to Bakewell C of E Infants on Friday 28 th October. Rowsley pupils walked the three miles to hand over the torch, which followed a week of Olympic-themed activities including athletics, healthy cooking, and seeing Lord Coe at...

Tue Nov 01 12:21:18 GMT 2011
A REPLICA Olympic torch is continuing its journey around local schools after being handed from Rowsley C of E Primary to Bakewell C of E Infants on Friday 28 th October. Rowsley pupils walked the three miles to hand over the torch, which followed a week of Olympic-themed activities including athletics, healthy cooking, and seeing Lord Coe at...

Tue Nov 01 12:20:14 GMT 2011
Open air ice skating will be coming to Matlock’s Hall Leys Park later this month. The award-winning park’s will be holding its coolest attraction of the year for three days between Friday, November 18 and Sunday, November 20. Organiser and main sponsor Irfan Shabir, who owns Maazi Indian restaurant in Matlock, said businesses...

Tue Nov 01 12:20:14 GMT 2011
Open air ice skating will be coming to Matlock’s Hall Leys Park later this month. The award-winning park’s will be holding its coolest attraction of the year for three days between Friday, November 18 and Sunday, November 20. Organiser and main sponsor Irfan Shabir, who owns Maazi Indian restaurant in Matlock, said businesses...

Tue Nov 01 12:17:29 GMT 2011
An up and coming Derbyshire jewellery designer has been featured in a top fashion magazine. Aimée-Louise Baker, aged 24, from Matlock, has featured in an advertorial in this month’s Vogue Magazine. She said: "We didn’t hesitate to say ‘Yes Please.’ What an amazing magazine to be a part of. "I...

Tue Nov 01 12:17:29 GMT 2011
An up and coming Derbyshire jewellery designer has been featured in a top fashion magazine. Aimée-Louise Baker, aged 24, from Matlock, has featured in an advertorial in this month’s Vogue Magazine. She said: "We didn’t hesitate to say ‘Yes Please.’ What an amazing magazine to be a part of. "I...

Mon Oct 31 11:51:57 GMT 2011
Dear Friends, All of you know just how much Elvaston Castle Country Park means to the community and that The Friends of Elvaston is doing all that we can to prevent the Estate’s disposal by Derbyshire County Council. However much the Council attempts to present the disposal of Elvaston Castle as being beneficial (which is provably false!)...

Mon Oct 31 11:51:57 GMT 2011
Dear Friends, All of you know just how much Elvaston Castle Country Park means to the community and that The Friends of Elvaston is doing all that we can to prevent the Estate’s disposal by Derbyshire County Council. However much the Council attempts to present the disposal of Elvaston Castle as being beneficial (which is provably false!)...

Mon Oct 31 11:05:16 GMT 2011
Hundreds of people stayed up through the night gazing at the stars over the Peak District National Park.   The first annual Peak Star Party at Shallow Grange campsite in Chelmorton attracted more than 80 families for the weekend, and a further 40 families who visited for a day.   Star parties are for anyone who wants to enjoy star-gazing...

Mon Oct 31 11:05:16 GMT 2011
Hundreds of people stayed up through the night gazing at the stars over the Peak District National Park.   The first annual Peak Star Party at Shallow Grange campsite in Chelmorton attracted more than 80 families for the weekend, and a further 40 families who visited for a day.   Star parties are for anyone who wants to enjoy star-gazing...

Fri Oct 28 12:15:34 BST 2011
Todays beautiful autumnal sunny start has created a real Spookyshire feel to those coming up on the Cable Cars at The Heights of Abraham today. “It was like flying through the clouds to a sunny destination”  said one visitor.

Fri Oct 28 12:15:34 BST 2011
Todays beautiful autumnal sunny start has created a real Spookyshire feel to those coming up on the Cable Cars at The Heights of Abraham today. “It was like flying through the clouds to a sunny destination”  said one visitor.

Fri Oct 28 10:21:01 BST 2011
Hostho Christmas at Ilam will be full of festive magic and visitors from near and far are invited to experience the winter wonderland of Ilam Park in the Peak District, on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December, from 11am – 4.30pm.     On the second weekend in December, the courtyard and the Tea Rooms at Ilam will be transformed...

Fri Oct 28 10:21:01 BST 2011
Hostho Christmas at Ilam will be full of festive magic and visitors from near and far are invited to experience the winter wonderland of Ilam Park in the Peak District, on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December, from 11am – 4.30pm.     On the second weekend in December, the courtyard and the Tea Rooms at Ilam will be transformed...

Wed Oct 26 12:07:13 BST 2011
2012 Opening Times Daily February  11th to 19th – Half Term then Weekends only to March 18th Daily from March 24th to November 4th 10 - 4.30(later at peak times). As you can see we will open from Saturday Feb 11th daily to Sunday the 19th for the main half term period. We then go weekends only until March 18th with the full season...

Wed Oct 26 12:07:13 BST 2011
2012 Opening Times Daily February  11th to 19th – Half Term then Weekends only to March 18th Daily from March 24th to November 4th 10 - 4.30(later at peak times). As you can see we will open from Saturday Feb 11th daily to Sunday the 19th for the main half term period. We then go weekends only until March 18th with the full season...

Wed Oct 26 11:42:39 BST 2011
  We are very proud to announce that Peak District Online has gained the number one position on the major search engines for the phrase Peak District Cottages. This adds to the portfolio of over 2700 top 3 positions for holiday accommodation searches on the major search engines, making sure that the website covers all the major seach...

Wed Oct 26 11:42:39 BST 2011
  We are very proud to announce that Peak District Online has gained the number one position on the major search engines for the phrase Peak District Cottages. This adds to the portfolio of over 2700 top 3 positions for holiday accommodation searches on the major search engines, making sure that the website covers all the major seach...

Wed Oct 26 11:27:48 BST 2011
Peter Burgoyne has penned a new two year contract with Derbyshire. The 17-year-old all-rounder will represent the Club on summer contract terms whilst completing his education in 2012 before becoming a full-time professional for the following campaign. Burgoyne has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2011 including two List A appearances for the...

Wed Oct 26 11:27:48 BST 2011
Peter Burgoyne has penned a new two year contract with Derbyshire. The 17-year-old all-rounder will represent the Club on summer contract terms whilst completing his education in 2012 before becoming a full-time professional for the following campaign. Burgoyne has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2011 including two List A appearances for the...

Mon Oct 24 17:05:55 BST 2011
A New Video With A Bustling Village At Its Centre Steals Our Hearts - Belper - A 'Beautiful retreat" Click here to view video The Domesday Survey mentions it, the Normans Once Occupied it - but Belper, the bustling old town near Derby has plenty of modern day attractions. With streets and shops aplenty, Let this video show you it's...

Mon Oct 24 17:05:55 BST 2011
A New Video With A Bustling Village At Its Centre Steals Our Hearts - Belper - A 'Beautiful retreat" Click here to view video The Domesday Survey mentions it, the Normans Once Occupied it - but Belper, the bustling old town near Derby has plenty of modern day attractions. With streets and shops aplenty, Let this video show you it's...

Mon Oct 24 13:41:30 BST 2011
The Peak District Through The Eyes Of A Lens, A Day In The Life Of Derbyshire's Finest Photographers Peak District Online are very proud to present their new video introducing the Peak District's favourite photographers - a deliciously diverse group of talent. The New Video From Peak District TV shines the lens on its own Peakland...

Mon Oct 24 13:41:30 BST 2011
The Peak District Through The Eyes Of A Lens, A Day In The Life Of Derbyshire's Finest Photographers Peak District Online are very proud to present their new video introducing the Peak District's favourite photographers - a deliciously diverse group of talent. The New Video From Peak District TV shines the lens on its own Peakland...

Mon Oct 24 11:56:33 BST 2011
The Hotel Inspector asks and she will be given - the leading web portal from the Peak District deliver what they promise - an amazing new website for a totally unique pub transformation in only 24 hours! On Monday 24 Oct - Channel 5 21:00 it's Episode 4 of the popular TV series of the all New Hotel Inspector. The TV makers have come to the...

Mon Oct 24 11:56:33 BST 2011
The Hotel Inspector asks and she will be given - the leading web portal from the Peak District deliver what they promise - an amazing new website for a totally unique pub transformation in only 24 hours! On Monday 24 Oct - Channel 5 21:00 it's Episode 4 of the popular TV series of the all New Hotel Inspector. The TV makers have come to the...

Fri Oct 21 10:04:37 BST 2011
Dear Friends, All of you are aware as to just how much Elvaston Castle Country Park means to the community and that The Friends of Elvaston is doing all that we can to prevent the Estate’s disposal by Derbyshire County Council. However much the Council attempts to present the disposal of Elvaston Castle as being beneficial (which is...

Fri Oct 21 10:04:37 BST 2011
Dear Friends, All of you are aware as to just how much Elvaston Castle Country Park means to the community and that The Friends of Elvaston is doing all that we can to prevent the Estate’s disposal by Derbyshire County Council. However much the Council attempts to present the disposal of Elvaston Castle as being beneficial (which is...

Fri Oct 21 09:59:29 BST 2011
The Peak District National Park’s 300 Volunteer Rangers were delighted to be recognised in the prestigious Excellence in the Community awards presented by Derbyshire County Council.   The award was presented for the rangers’ work with vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities or special needs, who go on guided walks or...

Fri Oct 21 09:59:29 BST 2011
The Peak District National Park’s 300 Volunteer Rangers were delighted to be recognised in the prestigious Excellence in the Community awards presented by Derbyshire County Council.   The award was presented for the rangers’ work with vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities or special needs, who go on guided walks or...

Thu Oct 20 17:01:29 BST 2011
A Beautiful Place To Stay - Jefferson House Near Bakewell Launches Its New Website. Jefferson House - a beautifully renovated holiday property is ready & waiting for new owners, however brief your stay. A brand new website is launched by the makers of the very best Peak District Accommodation websites around - Peak District Online. ...

Thu Oct 20 17:01:29 BST 2011
A Beautiful Place To Stay - Jefferson House Near Bakewell Launches Its New Website. Jefferson House - a beautifully renovated holiday property is ready & waiting for new owners, however brief your stay. A brand new website is launched by the makers of the very best Peak District Accommodation websites around - Peak District Online. ...

Thu Oct 20 16:22:26 BST 2011
Peak District Online presents Peak District Online Rise To The Challenge From Channel  5's Hotel Inspector With Superb Results  The Hotel Inspector asks and she will be given - the leading web portal from the Peak District deliver what they promise - an amazing new website for a totally unique pub transformation in only...

Thu Oct 20 16:22:26 BST 2011
Peak District Online presents Peak District Online Rise To The Challenge From Channel  5's Hotel Inspector With Superb Results  The Hotel Inspector asks and she will be given - the leading web portal from the Peak District deliver what they promise - an amazing new website for a totally unique pub transformation in only...

Thu Oct 20 12:26:30 BST 2011
As the demand for quality cuisine at an affordable price continues to gather pace, The Maynard in Grindleford has created a luxury break away for galloping gourmets everywhere to savour. The new break is available now until 1 April 2012, but early booking is advised – you would be a fool to miss it! The exclusive gourmet break is available...

Thu Oct 20 12:26:30 BST 2011
As the demand for quality cuisine at an affordable price continues to gather pace, The Maynard in Grindleford has created a luxury break away for galloping gourmets everywhere to savour. The new break is available now until 1 April 2012, but early booking is advised – you would be a fool to miss it! The exclusive gourmet break is available...

Wed Oct 19 11:01:35 BST 2011
The ever popular Pumpkin Party is coming back to the National Trust’s Calke Abbey on Tuesday 25 October.  Visitors are invited to buy a pumpkin at Calke and decorate it in any way they choose to help create a colourful display in the garden.   Calke’s restaurant will be cooking up a medley of tasty pumpkin dishes, and there...

Wed Oct 19 11:01:35 BST 2011
The ever popular Pumpkin Party is coming back to the National Trust’s Calke Abbey on Tuesday 25 October.  Visitors are invited to buy a pumpkin at Calke and decorate it in any way they choose to help create a colourful display in the garden.   Calke’s restaurant will be cooking up a medley of tasty pumpkin dishes, and there...

Wed Oct 19 10:57:03 BST 2011
The challenge of managing opposing views about 4x4 and trail bike use on green lanes in the Peak District National Park is highlighted in a new TV documentary. Fly-on-the-wall film maker Richard Macer spent a year following staff from the Peak District National Park Authority’s rights of way team for the BBC4 documentary Tales from the...

Wed Oct 19 10:57:03 BST 2011
The challenge of managing opposing views about 4x4 and trail bike use on green lanes in the Peak District National Park is highlighted in a new TV documentary. Fly-on-the-wall film maker Richard Macer spent a year following staff from the Peak District National Park Authority’s rights of way team for the BBC4 documentary Tales from the...

Wed Oct 19 09:46:24 BST 2011
Award winning hotel’s Dunkirk Spirit keeps guests smiling. When the power went out over Derbyshire last week, it was a case of ‘watts up’ as one award winning hotel drew on some old fashioned ‘Dunkirk Spirit’ to ensure it was business as usual for its guests. East Lodge was subject to the power cuts that plunged...

Wed Oct 19 09:46:24 BST 2011
Award winning hotel’s Dunkirk Spirit keeps guests smiling. When the power went out over Derbyshire last week, it was a case of ‘watts up’ as one award winning hotel drew on some old fashioned ‘Dunkirk Spirit’ to ensure it was business as usual for its guests. East Lodge was subject to the power cuts that plunged...

Tue Oct 18 09:24:22 BST 2011
Well here we go heading towards winter and having just been out for a morning stroll it is definitely moving towards the colder months, one of the beauties of the peak district in my opinion is the changing of the weather and how the landscape and the wildlife change with that. Here at peak district online we bring you a couple of webcams from...

Tue Oct 18 09:24:22 BST 2011
Well here we go heading towards winter and having just been out for a morning stroll it is definitely moving towards the colder months, one of the beauties of the peak district in my opinion is the changing of the weather and how the landscape and the wildlife change with that. Here at peak district online we bring you a couple of webcams from...

Fri Oct 14 16:45:26 BST 2011
Calver, Curbar And Froggat Edge - A Brand New Video From The Masters Of Peak District Imagery. With dramatic grit stone edges & stunning scenery, this new video has the lot. This wonderful part of our country throws up daily surprises -  with views to live for. This latest video is right up our street, or should we say escarpment? ...

Fri Oct 14 16:45:26 BST 2011
Calver, Curbar And Froggat Edge - A Brand New Video From The Masters Of Peak District Imagery. With dramatic grit stone edges & stunning scenery, this new video has the lot. This wonderful part of our country throws up daily surprises -  with views to live for. This latest video is right up our street, or should we say escarpment? ...

Fri Oct 14 13:34:29 BST 2011
A New Video From Peak District Online Shows Derbyshire In New Light. Tegg's Nose - a Name & A Place To Remember Peak District Online are very proud to present their new video introducing the Peak District to the uninitiated. A place apart from the rest and the gateway to Cheshire's Hill Country. This beautiful region of our country is...

Fri Oct 14 13:34:29 BST 2011
A New Video From Peak District Online Shows Derbyshire In New Light. Tegg's Nose - a Name & A Place To Remember Peak District Online are very proud to present their new video introducing the Peak District to the uninitiated. A place apart from the rest and the gateway to Cheshire's Hill Country. This beautiful region of our country is...

Thu Oct 13 13:31:39 BST 2011
People who cannot get to Peak District National Park HQ during normal office hours can speak to planners at an evening planning surgery on Wednesday November 2.   The National Park Authority has organised the planning surgery from 5pm to 8pm at its head office, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE.   People may seek general...

Thu Oct 13 13:31:39 BST 2011
People who cannot get to Peak District National Park HQ during normal office hours can speak to planners at an evening planning surgery on Wednesday November 2.   The National Park Authority has organised the planning surgery from 5pm to 8pm at its head office, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE.   People may seek general...

Thu Oct 13 09:44:55 BST 2011
There’ll be tricks and treats for all the family as the National Trust invites you to Get Spooked! this Halloween.   Frighteningly fun events and activities are taking place at Trust sites across the East Midlands, from lantern trails to ghostly walks and broom making to willow weaving.   An online Bat Map has been launched...

Thu Oct 13 09:44:55 BST 2011
There’ll be tricks and treats for all the family as the National Trust invites you to Get Spooked! this Halloween.   Frighteningly fun events and activities are taking place at Trust sites across the East Midlands, from lantern trails to ghostly walks and broom making to willow weaving.   An online Bat Map has been launched...

Wed Oct 12 09:52:00 BST 2011
Residents, visitors and organisations are invited to have their say on the future of the public toilets in Dovedale at a public meeting.   The Peak District National Park Authority is holding the meeting at Thorpe Village Hall on Tuesday November 1, from 5pm to 6pm.   The Authority’s chief executive Jim Dixon, director of...

Wed Oct 12 09:52:00 BST 2011
Residents, visitors and organisations are invited to have their say on the future of the public toilets in Dovedale at a public meeting.   The Peak District National Park Authority is holding the meeting at Thorpe Village Hall on Tuesday November 1, from 5pm to 6pm.   The Authority’s chief executive Jim Dixon, director of...

Wed Oct 12 09:43:54 BST 2011
Reference: BC1461 Incident number: 53 of 11.10.11 Police are becoming concerned for the safety of 44-year-old Philip Woollett who has been missing from the Nottingham area since 9th October. He is described as being about 5ft 10” tall with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing jeans, white or black trainers and a black jacket. He...

Wed Oct 12 09:43:54 BST 2011
Reference: BC1461 Incident number: 53 of 11.10.11 Police are becoming concerned for the safety of 44-year-old Philip Woollett who has been missing from the Nottingham area since 9th October. He is described as being about 5ft 10” tall with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing jeans, white or black trainers and a black jacket. He...

Wed Oct 12 09:41:06 BST 2011
HRH the Prince of Wales sent a message of support and good wishes to the Peak District National Park in its 60th anniversary year.   The Prince’s message was read out at a service of celebration in Edale Parish Church, attended by civic dignitaries from across the national park, staff and members of the National Park Authority, leaders...

Wed Oct 12 09:41:06 BST 2011
HRH the Prince of Wales sent a message of support and good wishes to the Peak District National Park in its 60th anniversary year.   The Prince’s message was read out at a service of celebration in Edale Parish Church, attended by civic dignitaries from across the national park, staff and members of the National Park Authority, leaders...

Mon Oct 10 14:18:56 BST 2011
The people of Monyash have the chance to comment on a review of their conservation area, including a proposed boundary extension.   The Peak District National Park Authority has produced a full appraisal of the conservation area (first designated in 1981), which local people can read, either online or in a paper copy, before giving their...

Mon Oct 10 14:18:56 BST 2011
The people of Monyash have the chance to comment on a review of their conservation area, including a proposed boundary extension.   The Peak District National Park Authority has produced a full appraisal of the conservation area (first designated in 1981), which local people can read, either online or in a paper copy, before giving their...

Mon Oct 10 11:39:52 BST 2011
In the wake of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, a provocative, timely dark comedy that asks the question we are often too entrenched to ask ourselves… are any of us truly free? Co-producers Happystorm Theatre and Breathe Out Theatre have been making waves with Rob Johnston's political drama which has received critical acclaim from the The...

Mon Oct 10 11:39:52 BST 2011
In the wake of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, a provocative, timely dark comedy that asks the question we are often too entrenched to ask ourselves… are any of us truly free? Co-producers Happystorm Theatre and Breathe Out Theatre have been making waves with Rob Johnston's political drama which has received critical acclaim from the The...

Mon Oct 10 11:33:56 BST 2011
The Peak District National Park Authority, one of two national park authorities chosen by the Government to pilot direct elections, is recommending that all 22 of its council and parish members should be considered for election.   The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) asked the Peak District and the New Forest to...

Mon Oct 10 11:33:56 BST 2011
The Peak District National Park Authority, one of two national park authorities chosen by the Government to pilot direct elections, is recommending that all 22 of its council and parish members should be considered for election.   The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) asked the Peak District and the New Forest to...

Thu Oct 06 10:10:19 BST 2011
Multi award-winning hotel and restaurant East Lodge is further enhancing its long standing association with Friends of the Peak District, by announcing an even closer working relationship - and a new partnership agreement between the two. Many guests choose to stay at East Lodge to explore the stunning countryside of the surrounding area, so...

Thu Oct 06 10:10:19 BST 2011
Multi award-winning hotel and restaurant East Lodge is further enhancing its long standing association with Friends of the Peak District, by announcing an even closer working relationship - and a new partnership agreement between the two. Many guests choose to stay at East Lodge to explore the stunning countryside of the surrounding area, so...

Thu Oct 06 10:02:04 BST 2011
The Temple Hotel welcomed new chef Pete Infanti into the team during September.  Food is served from 6pm until 9pm Monday to Saturday and 5pm until 8pm on Sunday in the public lounge bar.  The hotel also caters for private dining groups, functions and meetings.  For further information please call 01629 583911 or email ...

Thu Oct 06 10:02:04 BST 2011
The Temple Hotel welcomed new chef Pete Infanti into the team during September.  Food is served from 6pm until 9pm Monday to Saturday and 5pm until 8pm on Sunday in the public lounge bar.  The hotel also caters for private dining groups, functions and meetings.  For further information please call 01629 583911 or email ...

Wed Oct 05 12:18:24 BST 2011
New special events manager is the key to the perfect wedding in Derbyshire’s Peaks It was a case of ‘I do’ times two, at multi award-winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant recently, as Charlotte Nowill (nee Mitchell), former operations manager, married at the very venue she has done so much to help; she is now celebrating a...

Wed Oct 05 12:18:24 BST 2011
New special events manager is the key to the perfect wedding in Derbyshire’s Peaks It was a case of ‘I do’ times two, at multi award-winning East Lodge hotel and restaurant recently, as Charlotte Nowill (nee Mitchell), former operations manager, married at the very venue she has done so much to help; she is now celebrating a...

Mon Oct 03 14:36:03 BST 2011
Work to transform Howard Town Mill in Glossop could provide new opportunities for small firms in Glossop and across the High Peak. More than 15 sub-contracts are on offer as part of the £7m retail and leisure project to revitalise the redundant town centre site. Main contractor Bowmer and Kirkland – which is based in Belper,...

Mon Oct 03 14:36:03 BST 2011
Work to transform Howard Town Mill in Glossop could provide new opportunities for small firms in Glossop and across the High Peak. More than 15 sub-contracts are on offer as part of the £7m retail and leisure project to revitalise the redundant town centre site. Main contractor Bowmer and Kirkland – which is based in Belper,...

Mon Oct 03 14:35:14 BST 2011
Out of all the Dales towns surveyed in the retail assessment, Wirksworth came out as the most individual. While the results show businesses in Matlock and Bakewell are more pessimistic, Wirksworth traders are broadly confident in their town. Comments from traders included: "The town is on the up," "the town is looking better...

Mon Oct 03 14:35:14 BST 2011
Out of all the Dales towns surveyed in the retail assessment, Wirksworth came out as the most individual. While the results show businesses in Matlock and Bakewell are more pessimistic, Wirksworth traders are broadly confident in their town. Comments from traders included: "The town is on the up," "the town is looking better...

Mon Oct 03 14:34:09 BST 2011
Eco campaigners have revealed plans to generate green energy at an historic mill. Environmental company Sustainable Bakewell has received a £5,600 grant from Climate Change East Midlands to pay for a Hydro Engineering Study. The study will be carried out at the Victoria Mill site, off Buxton Road. The group hosted an event on Saturday...

Mon Oct 03 14:34:09 BST 2011
Eco campaigners have revealed plans to generate green energy at an historic mill. Environmental company Sustainable Bakewell has received a £5,600 grant from Climate Change East Midlands to pay for a Hydro Engineering Study. The study will be carried out at the Victoria Mill site, off Buxton Road. The group hosted an event on Saturday...

Fri Sep 30 14:27:56 BST 2011
9th June, 2012 at  The B2Net Stadium in Chesterfield. It will be the first concert at the stadium which opened only last year. Elton, who will perform a two-hour greatest hits show, said: “Music is a wonderful gift and I feel very privileged to be able to share this with so many people around the world. I am thrilled that at long...

Fri Sep 30 14:27:56 BST 2011
9th June, 2012 at  The B2Net Stadium in Chesterfield. It will be the first concert at the stadium which opened only last year. Elton, who will perform a two-hour greatest hits show, said: “Music is a wonderful gift and I feel very privileged to be able to share this with so many people around the world. I am thrilled that at long...

Fri Sep 30 14:24:00 BST 2011
Thornbridge Hall – A Stunning Stately Home With A Brewery To Boot! A Brand New Website Is Launched By Peak District Online   Thornbridge Hall is one of the most exciting venues for events in the country. Its contemporary yet elegant stately home, with a history dating back to bygone days - but it’s all mod cons and up to date...

Fri Sep 30 14:24:00 BST 2011
Thornbridge Hall – A Stunning Stately Home With A Brewery To Boot! A Brand New Website Is Launched By Peak District Online   Thornbridge Hall is one of the most exciting venues for events in the country. Its contemporary yet elegant stately home, with a history dating back to bygone days - but it’s all mod cons and up to date...

Thu Sep 29 14:37:45 BST 2011
Villager Jim, aka James Dobson - the official wildlife photographer of Peak District Online, so impressed the Springwatch team with his stunning shots of Derbyshire's wildlife - but it now seems the BBC can't get seem to get enough of him!   Each week the BBC publishes a gallery of readers’ pictures on a set theme and this week they...

Thu Sep 29 14:37:45 BST 2011
Villager Jim, aka James Dobson - the official wildlife photographer of Peak District Online, so impressed the Springwatch team with his stunning shots of Derbyshire's wildlife - but it now seems the BBC can't get seem to get enough of him!   Each week the BBC publishes a gallery of readers’ pictures on a set theme and this week they...

Thu Sep 29 10:26:46 BST 2011
Derbyshire’s Academy intake for 2011/12 has been named including four cricketers who have already gained international recognition. Peter Burgoyne is the most familiar of the names having played for England Under 19’s and made his First XI debut during 2011. Burgoyne’s fellow England Under 19’s international Tom Knight...

Thu Sep 29 10:26:46 BST 2011
Derbyshire’s Academy intake for 2011/12 has been named including four cricketers who have already gained international recognition. Peter Burgoyne is the most familiar of the names having played for England Under 19’s and made his First XI debut during 2011. Burgoyne’s fellow England Under 19’s international Tom Knight...

Wed Sep 28 12:51:33 BST 2011
The England & Wales Cricket Board has today announced that Derbyshire will face South Africa in a two day tour match in August. The match against Graeme Smith’s side will be played at the County Ground on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2012. The South Africans currently occupy second place in the Official ICC Test Rankings...

Wed Sep 28 12:51:33 BST 2011
The England & Wales Cricket Board has today announced that Derbyshire will face South Africa in a two day tour match in August. The match against Graeme Smith’s side will be played at the County Ground on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2012. The South Africans currently occupy second place in the Official ICC Test Rankings...

Wed Sep 28 10:27:02 BST 2011
Derbyshire have dipped into their Specialist Coaching Fund to recruit David Houghton as a specialist batting coach. The Specialist Coaching Fund is part of the future cricket strategy which was announced in June and it will see Houghton work with the specific remit of improving the Club’s batsmen. Head Coach Karl Krikken said:...

Wed Sep 28 10:27:02 BST 2011
Derbyshire have dipped into their Specialist Coaching Fund to recruit David Houghton as a specialist batting coach. The Specialist Coaching Fund is part of the future cricket strategy which was announced in June and it will see Houghton work with the specific remit of improving the Club’s batsmen. Head Coach Karl Krikken said:...

Mon Sep 26 10:51:17 BST 2011
Sat Nav Code DE4 3PT It won’t just be the Cable Cars flying over Matlock Bath as our friendly Witch Willoughby soars in to The Heights of Abraham in Spookyshire for Halloween week October 22nd to 30th. Her first challenge is going to be to find a new den as her old one has now been transformed in to the ‘Through the...

Mon Sep 26 10:51:17 BST 2011
Sat Nav Code DE4 3PT It won’t just be the Cable Cars flying over Matlock Bath as our friendly Witch Willoughby soars in to The Heights of Abraham in Spookyshire for Halloween week October 22nd to 30th. Her first challenge is going to be to find a new den as her old one has now been transformed in to the ‘Through the...

Mon Sep 26 10:43:28 BST 2011
Late September is forecast to have outstanding weather and what better time to visit the Peak District, for a holiday break or day out. Only a stone’s throw from Derbyshire’s Peak District, the innovative Heights of Abraham offers incredible value for money. Your ticket includes the Cable Car ride and more ..........free...

Mon Sep 26 10:43:28 BST 2011
Late September is forecast to have outstanding weather and what better time to visit the Peak District, for a holiday break or day out. Only a stone’s throw from Derbyshire’s Peak District, the innovative Heights of Abraham offers incredible value for money. Your ticket includes the Cable Car ride and more ..........free...

Thu Sep 22 13:51:41 BST 2011
On the 30th September visitors to the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall are being invited to discover more about a little known collection of objects from Asia in the Eastern Museum as part of a lecture followed by a delicious Indian buffet lunch.   Visitors will be able to find out about some of the fascinating objects among the large...

Thu Sep 22 13:51:41 BST 2011
On the 30th September visitors to the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall are being invited to discover more about a little known collection of objects from Asia in the Eastern Museum as part of a lecture followed by a delicious Indian buffet lunch.   Visitors will be able to find out about some of the fascinating objects among the large...

Thu Sep 22 12:11:34 BST 2011
Local people and organisations are being asked for suggestions to avoid the closure of public toilets in the iconic beauty spot of Dovedale.   The Peak District National Park Authority, which owns the toilets, is facing budget cuts of 28.5 per cent over the next four years and the toilets cost more than £17,000 a year to run.  ...

Thu Sep 22 12:11:34 BST 2011
Local people and organisations are being asked for suggestions to avoid the closure of public toilets in the iconic beauty spot of Dovedale.   The Peak District National Park Authority, which owns the toilets, is facing budget cuts of 28.5 per cent over the next four years and the toilets cost more than £17,000 a year to run.  ...

Thu Sep 22 10:18:31 BST 2011
Dramatic deer rutting scenes are about to unfold in September and October at The National Trust’s Calke Abbey when the red and fallow deer stags battle to win their mates.  The park echoes with bellowing calls as the stags try to attract the hinds for mating and antler-clashing skirmishes ensue to finalise control.   Red and fallow...

Thu Sep 22 10:18:31 BST 2011
Dramatic deer rutting scenes are about to unfold in September and October at The National Trust’s Calke Abbey when the red and fallow deer stags battle to win their mates.  The park echoes with bellowing calls as the stags try to attract the hinds for mating and antler-clashing skirmishes ensue to finalise control.   Red and fallow...

Thu Sep 22 09:26:52 BST 2011
Dan Redfern has signed a new three year contract with Derbyshire. The 21-year-old left-hander has enjoyed his most productive season in 2011 scoring 775 runs in 13 first-class matches, at an average of 31, with seven half-centuries. Fellow Academy graduates Ross Whiteley, Tom Poynton, Tom Knight and Paul Borrington have also signed...

Thu Sep 22 09:26:52 BST 2011
Dan Redfern has signed a new three year contract with Derbyshire. The 21-year-old left-hander has enjoyed his most productive season in 2011 scoring 775 runs in 13 first-class matches, at an average of 31, with seven half-centuries. Fellow Academy graduates Ross Whiteley, Tom Poynton, Tom Knight and Paul Borrington have also signed...

Tue Sep 20 15:23:24 BST 2011
With its haunting melody & ghostly atmosphere, the new video by Sheffield songwriter, David Thornton, launches into the choppy seas of the music business. But all storms have passed & only serene waters lap here. A stunning video & a gorgeous song - It’s not so grim up North now, tha’ knows! As one man sits alone on...

Tue Sep 20 15:23:24 BST 2011
With its haunting melody & ghostly atmosphere, the new video by Sheffield songwriter, David Thornton, launches into the choppy seas of the music business. But all storms have passed & only serene waters lap here. A stunning video & a gorgeous song - It’s not so grim up North now, tha’ knows! As one man sits alone on...

Mon Sep 19 13:01:30 BST 2011
Police have arrested two males in connection with the theft of lead flashing from St. John the Baptist Church in Chelmorton, Buxton. A member of the local community contacted police after seeing suspicious activity and lights around the church at 2.30am this morning, Monday 19th September. A motor vehicle was seen to leave the location....

Mon Sep 19 13:01:30 BST 2011
Police have arrested two males in connection with the theft of lead flashing from St. John the Baptist Church in Chelmorton, Buxton. A member of the local community contacted police after seeing suspicious activity and lights around the church at 2.30am this morning, Monday 19th September. A motor vehicle was seen to leave the location....

Mon Sep 19 12:01:34 BST 2011
The National Trust’s Dovedale near Ilam, Ashbourne will host a fascinating walk with Ros Westwood, Derbyshire Museums Manager, on Saturday 24 September, 10.30 am – 1 pm. Visitors will enjoy finding out about the writers, artists and scientists who have been inspired by this iconic landscape in the Peak District.    There...

Mon Sep 19 12:01:34 BST 2011
The National Trust’s Dovedale near Ilam, Ashbourne will host a fascinating walk with Ros Westwood, Derbyshire Museums Manager, on Saturday 24 September, 10.30 am – 1 pm. Visitors will enjoy finding out about the writers, artists and scientists who have been inspired by this iconic landscape in the Peak District.    There...

Mon Sep 19 10:20:00 BST 2011
Music, dance and entertainment will give visitors to the National Trust’s Hardwick Hall a true flavour of times gone by during an Elizabethan weekend on 24th and 25th September.   Visitors will see the Hall, near Chesterfield, come to life with a packed programme of Elizabethan themed activities. While the gardens and hall will echo...

Mon Sep 19 10:20:00 BST 2011
Music, dance and entertainment will give visitors to the National Trust’s Hardwick Hall a true flavour of times gone by during an Elizabethan weekend on 24th and 25th September.   Visitors will see the Hall, near Chesterfield, come to life with a packed programme of Elizabethan themed activities. While the gardens and hall will echo...

Fri Sep 16 13:37:29 BST 2011
WIN Family Tickets for The Heights of Abraham. That’s 2 adults and 2 children, worth £37.50. Peak District Online has 3 Family Tickets to give away, so for your chance to win, visit our Facebook page and answer the following question: How high are the Heights of Abraham? A. 10 centimetres B. 169 metres C. 10,000...

Fri Sep 16 13:37:29 BST 2011
WIN Family Tickets for The Heights of Abraham. That’s 2 adults and 2 children, worth £37.50. Peak District Online has 3 Family Tickets to give away, so for your chance to win, visit our Facebook page and answer the following question: How high are the Heights of Abraham? A. 10 centimetres B. 169 metres C. 10,000...

Fri Sep 16 06:53:50 BST 2011
The Bakewell Show is truly an event that needed a website dedicated to it - and Peak District Online never disappoint. Their flagship portfolio of all the very best sites in the Peak District now has another jewel in it’s crown. As one of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK, Bakewell Show has evolved from a purely agricultural display to...

Fri Sep 16 06:53:50 BST 2011
The Bakewell Show is truly an event that needed a website dedicated to it - and Peak District Online never disappoint. Their flagship portfolio of all the very best sites in the Peak District now has another jewel in it’s crown. As one of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK, Bakewell Show has evolved from a purely agricultural display to...

Thu Sep 15 15:51:31 BST 2011
A B&B With A Jacobean Twist Captured On Film By Peak District Online Manor House Farm on the Staffordshire / Peak District Border, has been instantly brought to life with evocative imagery & haunting music in a brand new mini film new mini film by the makers of the very best Peak District Videos around -. Peak District Online & Peak...

Thu Sep 15 15:51:31 BST 2011
A B&B With A Jacobean Twist Captured On Film By Peak District Online Manor House Farm on the Staffordshire / Peak District Border, has been instantly brought to life with evocative imagery & haunting music in a brand new mini film new mini film by the makers of the very best Peak District Videos around -. Peak District Online & Peak...

Tue Sep 13 12:26:43 BST 2011
Ice cream straight from the cow to the cone can be found at a new business in Matlock. Customers to Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour, in Snitterton Road, can be sure to get a fresh treat – as they see their food created on site. The new business is based at Masson Farm, where four generations of the Dakin family have been milking cows...

Tue Sep 13 12:26:43 BST 2011
Ice cream straight from the cow to the cone can be found at a new business in Matlock. Customers to Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour, in Snitterton Road, can be sure to get a fresh treat – as they see their food created on site. The new business is based at Masson Farm, where four generations of the Dakin family have been milking cows...

Tue Sep 13 12:26:00 BST 2011
HAYFIELD’S most famous son Arthur Lowe was honoured this week as a blue plaque in memory of the popular actor was unveiled at his childhood home. Best known for his role as Captain Mainwaring in the hit TV show Dad’s Army, Arthur Lowe was born on Kinder Road in Hayfield in September 1915. As well as playing his iconic role in...

Tue Sep 13 12:26:00 BST 2011
HAYFIELD’S most famous son Arthur Lowe was honoured this week as a blue plaque in memory of the popular actor was unveiled at his childhood home. Best known for his role as Captain Mainwaring in the hit TV show Dad’s Army, Arthur Lowe was born on Kinder Road in Hayfield in September 1915. As well as playing his iconic role in...

Tue Sep 13 12:24:56 BST 2011
Tideswell villagers should be celebrities after starring in a television documentary focusing on rural communities. Tideswell was featured in the last In The Village SOS series on September 8th. The hour-long programme focused on the Taste Tideswell project which was given a £400,000 Big Lottery Fund grant. Tim Nicol, Taste...

Tue Sep 13 12:24:56 BST 2011
Tideswell villagers should be celebrities after starring in a television documentary focusing on rural communities. Tideswell was featured in the last In The Village SOS series on September 8th. The hour-long programme focused on the Taste Tideswell project which was given a £400,000 Big Lottery Fund grant. Tim Nicol, Taste...

Mon Sep 12 10:03:34 BST 2011
Matt Lineker has signed a one-year professional contract with Derbyshire. The Ockbrook & Borrowash left-hander joined the Club on a Summer Contract ahead of the current campaign and – after winning the Second XI Player of the Year Award – he has now been retained for the 2012 campaign. Lineker, who has been a prolific run...

Mon Sep 12 10:03:34 BST 2011
Matt Lineker has signed a one-year professional contract with Derbyshire. The Ockbrook & Borrowash left-hander joined the Club on a Summer Contract ahead of the current campaign and – after winning the Second XI Player of the Year Award – he has now been retained for the 2012 campaign. Lineker, who has been a prolific run...

Mon Sep 12 06:53:04 BST 2011
The launch is arguably one of their most evocative Peak District videos to date. On September 8th this latest video, in a long line of popular films made by the winning team, is already proving a hit with You Tube viewers. Made by the Peak District’s leading web portal www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk and their partners ...

Mon Sep 12 06:53:04 BST 2011
The launch is arguably one of their most evocative Peak District videos to date. On September 8th this latest video, in a long line of popular films made by the winning team, is already proving a hit with You Tube viewers. Made by the Peak District’s leading web portal www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk and their partners ...

Fri Sep 09 10:46:29 BST 2011
On Friday 9th September Sarah Bennett makes a welcome return to Tideswell with another evening of jazz music and song. Sarah’s concert in the village a couple of years ago with her well established band sold out and had wide appeal. It was a great hit with the audience, so be sure to get your ticket soon whether you are a jazz enthusiast or...

Fri Sep 09 10:46:29 BST 2011
On Friday 9th September Sarah Bennett makes a welcome return to Tideswell with another evening of jazz music and song. Sarah’s concert in the village a couple of years ago with her well established band sold out and had wide appeal. It was a great hit with the audience, so be sure to get your ticket soon whether you are a jazz enthusiast or...

Fri Sep 09 10:42:51 BST 2011
Motorhome Dealer Team up with Bentley Motorhomes for Show Derby’s leading motorhome dealer, Peak Leisure Vehicles is pleased to announce that they will be again joining forces with Bentley Motorhomes at this year’s International Motorhome & Caravan Show, to be held at the NEC Arena next month. The Kirk Langley firm are more than...

Fri Sep 09 10:42:51 BST 2011
Motorhome Dealer Team up with Bentley Motorhomes for Show Derby’s leading motorhome dealer, Peak Leisure Vehicles is pleased to announce that they will be again joining forces with Bentley Motorhomes at this year’s International Motorhome & Caravan Show, to be held at the NEC Arena next month. The Kirk Langley firm are more than...

Thu Sep 08 10:51:00 BST 2011
On Sunday 18 September the skies above the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall will come alive as the Midlands Kite Flyers return to the park for their annual fly in.   Visitors are invited to bring their own kite along or buy a kite during the event and join in the fun. Members of the Midlands Kite Flyers will be on hand to offer tips and...

Thu Sep 08 10:51:00 BST 2011
On Sunday 18 September the skies above the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall will come alive as the Midlands Kite Flyers return to the park for their annual fly in.   Visitors are invited to bring their own kite along or buy a kite during the event and join in the fun. Members of the Midlands Kite Flyers will be on hand to offer tips and...

Tue Sep 06 12:04:42 BST 2011
High 5s as multi award-winning East Lodge adds Hygeine to growing list of accolades Rowsley’s multi-award winning Peak District hotel and restaurant, East Lodge, has numerous accolades and titles to its name, yet the walls at East Lodge keep filling with further certificates and accreditations for excellence. The latest to be added to the...

Tue Sep 06 12:04:42 BST 2011
High 5s as multi award-winning East Lodge adds Hygeine to growing list of accolades Rowsley’s multi-award winning Peak District hotel and restaurant, East Lodge, has numerous accolades and titles to its name, yet the walls at East Lodge keep filling with further certificates and accreditations for excellence. The latest to be added to the...

Mon Sep 05 10:37:45 BST 2011
Local gardeners are nurturing their crops in readiness for the Plot to Plate display during The Calke Show at The National Trust’s Calke Abbey on Saturday 17 September.  Local food and flower producers of all ages are encouraged to dig up, pluck and snip their finest creations to go on display.  This year’s event has...

Mon Sep 05 10:37:45 BST 2011
Local gardeners are nurturing their crops in readiness for the Plot to Plate display during The Calke Show at The National Trust’s Calke Abbey on Saturday 17 September.  Local food and flower producers of all ages are encouraged to dig up, pluck and snip their finest creations to go on display.  This year’s event has...

Mon Sep 05 09:57:24 BST 2011
Wet and dry fly fishing opened Sunday 4th September at the new fishing lake at Peak District Spa. Excavation of the lake and the installation of the pond liner was completed last autumn with aquatic plants and fish allowed to settle in over the summer. About an acre in size, the lake is ideal for beginners learning to cast - or more...

Mon Sep 05 09:57:24 BST 2011
Wet and dry fly fishing opened Sunday 4th September at the new fishing lake at Peak District Spa. Excavation of the lake and the installation of the pond liner was completed last autumn with aquatic plants and fish allowed to settle in over the summer. About an acre in size, the lake is ideal for beginners learning to cast - or more...

Mon Sep 05 09:53:04 BST 2011
Wes Durston has been named Derbyshire County Cricket Club Player of the Year at the Club’s annual Awards Evening. The 30-year-old all-rounder took the main award of the night in recognition of a prolific season which has seen him score 1,785 runs in all competitions with two first-class matches still to play.   Durston has scored 1,012...

Mon Sep 05 09:53:04 BST 2011