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Thousands of fans turn out for the first Sheffield Film and Comic Convention at the Motorpoint Arena

VIDEO: Thousands at Sheffield Film and Comic Con video

Sheffield Film and Comic Convention was voted a blockbuster success today by organisers as thousands of fans turned out on the opening day to meet celebrity guests and browse memorabilia stalls.

The winners of last year's young adventurers awards.

Nominations sought for young adventurer awards

Nominations are being sought for the UK’s most adventurous youngsters.

The winners of last year's young adventurers awards.

More fireworks at illuminations

This year’s Matlock Bath Illuminations will explode into action at the weekend – and this years programme features an extra fireworks night to thrill spectators.

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Budding Peak District farmers’ training scheme

A successful training programme for farmers of the future is returning to the Peak District.

Star Wars legend Dave Prowse who played Darth Vader wil meet fans at Sheffield Film and Comic Con

VIDEO: Meet Darth Vader star Dave Prowse in Sheffield video

Star Wars legend Dave Prowse, who played Darth Vader, will meet fans at the first Sheffield Film and Comic Convention this weekend.

Star Wars legend Dave Prowse who played Darth Vader wil meet fans at Sheffield Film and Comic Con

Firefighters rescue man trapped underneath car in Matlock

Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped underneath a car in Matlock.

Sport rss

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.

Bakewell cyclist Annie Last.

Annie chosen to lead young Team GB at UCI world championships

Bakewell’s Annie Last has been picked to represent Great Britain at the forthcoming UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Lifestyle rss

A scene from Simon Williams' Double Death. Photo contributed.

Murder and mayhem at Buxton Opera House

A murderous tale about sibling rivalry out of control is set to leave audiences at Buxton Opera House on the edge of their seats.

Enjoy movie music magic with Halle

You can see The Halle at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall later this year for an evening entitled Oscars For Orchestra.

Saxophone stars to perform at Studio

Derby Theatre’s Studio will be the venue for a Derby Jazz concert on Sunday, October 12.

A scene from Simon Williams' Double Death. Photo contributed.

The new Aygo is so x-citing

“X” MARKS the feature on the new Toyota Aygo which will make the latest generation of the popular city car a hit for the Japanese company that has produced the vehicle like the one before it in conjunction with Peugeot and Citroen who each have their own versions writes Bryan Longworth.

Jason Joiner, Showmasters boss, launching Sheffield Film and Comic Convention at the Motorpoint Arena.

VIDEO: Sheffield Film and Comic Con preview video

Star Wars super fan Jason Joiner has turned his hobby into one of the world’s biggest showbiz memorabilia events companies and the invasion arrives this weekend in Sheffield.

Dan Walsh and Meaghan Blanchard

Touring folk duos to reunite

Two UK tours featuring English and Canadian artists in unique collaborations will be heading to New Mills this autumn.

Community rss

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.

Community event.

Week of carnival events in Eyam

Three well dressings will be erected in Eyam tomorrow (Friday) to mark the start of carnival week.

Go Ape staff at Buxton take part in the banana relay for Teenage Cancer Trust. Photo contributed.

Buxton park staff monkey around for charity

Staff at Go Ape Buxton are going bananas to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Buxton show. sheep show.

Agricultural antics at first Buxton Show

From sheep racing to dogs herding ducks, there was plenty of farmyard frolics at the first annual Buxton Show last weekend.

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