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2 Aug 2014.....Feature on  school dinners at St Nicholas Primary School after it received mew kitchen equipment as part of the universal free school meals programme.Picture Scott Merrylees SM1004/83c

Children tucking into free meals

Thousands more children are now tucking into free school meals across Derbyshire as part of a new government initiative that has kicked in this term.

Illuminated lights on River Derwent

River Derwent will be
lit in longest artwork

Hundreds of lights will float down a 66-mile waterway
in Derbyshire’s longest artwork.

Tansley arts pioneer dies

Arts legend Peter Shelton has died from cancer, aged 61 at his home in Tansley.

Peak shopping village magic shows. Ian Day and Billy Littlewood with the Giant flea circus.

A touch of magic at shopping village

Visitors to a shopping village were awe–struck by the capers on show at the first ever Peak Magic Festival.


Girl, 19, escapes jail after Matlock stabbing

A teenage girl who stabbed a man twice in a drunken attack has been spared jail.

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Thousands of Derbyshire pupils taught in crowded classrooms

Thousands of primary school children across Derbyshire are being taught in ‘supersize’ classes of more than 30 pupils, shock figures show.

Sport rss

Sandiacre Town v Marehay.
Marehay bowler James Kyte bowls to Sandiacre's Mitch McCann.

Marehay season ends in relegation

Marehay CC 1sts’ relegation from the Derbyshire Premier League was confirmed at the weekend after a draw with Lullington Park in their final game of the season.

Kid Galahad will be back in action at Ponds Forge Arena on September 20

WIN: Kid Galahad Sheffield fight tickets

Sheffield becomes the world focus of more big time boxing when the city’s Commonwealth and European champion Kid Galahad steps back in the ring and we have tickets to be won.

Buxton & District Bowling Association League Competitions Secretary Callum Briddon presenting the Jack Hitchings Cup to John and Danny Golpin. Photo contributed.

Doubles joy for Whaley Bridge pair in charity competition

Whaley Bridge’s John and Danny Golpin have lifted the Jack Hitchings Cup.

The winning Chapel Park team, left to right: K Middleton, M Bradwell, T Norton, J Archibald, S Barber, N Thorpe, G Clapham, W Owen. Photo contributed.

Chapel storm to victory in team contest

Buxton & District Bowling Association recently held the Chell Shield team competition, with teams from the local and surrounding area within the association taking part.

New Mills batsman Jonathan Duckworth in action.

Hayfield win top-of-the-table clash to remain in title hunt Picture gallery

Hayfield closed the gap to leaders Hawk Green in Division One of the PS Derbyshire & Cheshire Cricket League with victory in their top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Luke Guess with the prestigious White Cup. Photo contributed.

Guess who is cup’s youngest-ever winner?

Buxton & District Bowling Association has crowned the youngest-ever winner of its annual individual handicap competition.

Lifestyle rss

A Christmas Carol is coming to Derby Theatre

Photo credit: Lukiyanova Natalia

Auditions to be held for Christmas show

Derby Theatre is on the lookout for young people to appear in their production of A Christmas Carol this festive season.

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New Citroen C1, A fun French city car

CITROEN’S cheeky new C1 city car has got off to a great new start in life thanks to the model it has replaced which has just been voted the most reliable car up to three years old by a top motoring magazine writes Bryan Longworth.

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High Tor Players are back in action

High Tor Players return to the stage later this month after a period of two years without a production.

Dean Chisnall and Idris Kargbo in Shrek The Musical

Photo by Helen Maybanks

Shrek musical is an absolute gem

Sometimes a random memory can illuminate a bigger picture.

Jools Holland

Boogie the night away with Jools and friends

Jools Holland brings his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham on Saturday, November 8, starting at 7.30pm.

Jools Holland

Dawn of a new era for French

Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, is to bring her first ever solo tour, 30 Million Minutes, to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, on Monday, October 13.

Community rss

Buxton Advertiser archive, 1954, Great Hucklow hosted the world gliding championships, the Jugoslavian team

MEMORY LANE: Fly back in time to the World Gliding Championships

Flying enthusiasts from around the world descended on the Peak District in 1954 as the famous Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club had the prestigious honour of hosting the World Gliding Championships.

Eyam Carnival, the Land Girls

Eyam Carnival as colourful as ever

Minions mixed with Mexicans, while Snow White’s seven dwarfs met the animals of Noah’s Ark in Eyam on Saturday as hundreds of villagers donned fancy dress for the annual carnival.

The releasing of the peace doves at Gamesley's Meet the Neighbours Day. Photo by Damien Greenhalgh.

Gamesley meets its neighbours

Gamesley’s annual Meet the Neighbours event took on a World War I theme on Thursday culminating in the release of a dole of white doves.

Buxton's Hardwick Hall, the new home of the Green Man Gallery.

Neglected Buxton hall to reopen for public use

A derelict Buxton ballroom has been bought by a developer and will reopen for community use next month.

Bakewell's Rick Naylor and his sister Gill Ward at Land's End. Photo contributed.

£32k raised in four trips

A Bakewell man and his sister have raised a total of £32,000 for charity by taking four trips from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a classic car.

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