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FOOD REVIEW: The Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone

When you arrive at the Packhorse Inn, two signs greet you. One reads ‘Kids, dogs and muddy boots welcome’ and the other ‘shut the bloody door’.

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Sticky BBQ chicken wings. Photo by Jason Ingram.

Fancy a snack?

With another long weekend coming up, how about serving this up to your family? It’s quick and easy to prepare.

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Chef Karl Tyler plates up

FOOD: Private chef takes all the stress out of throwing a dinner party.

Fancy hosting a dinner party without having to toil over a hot store? Find out what our reviewer thought when a private chef took our his family kitchen for a night...

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PREVIEW: Plenty for opera fans to enjoy

PREVIEW: Plenty for opera fans to enjoy

Opera fans around the region, who don’t mind a bit of travel, have a varied line-up of productions to suit all musical tastes, writes Tony Spittles.

Music
Watson will be making his Mark with Derbyshire visit

Watson will be making his Mark with Derbyshire visit

Comedian and author Mark Watson will be bringing his MW tour to Matlock Bath’s Grand Pavilion on September 22.

Theatre and Comedy
Will you be taking on a DIY project this Easter?

Third of Derbyshire households admit to having a DIY disaster

Easter is often a popular time for people to turn their thoughts to doing a spot of DIY.

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Diversity enter the arena in spectacular style. Photo courtesy of Dom Henry for the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

REVIEW: Diversity’s incredible Genesis show will leave you amazed and in awe

Wow, wow, wow! It’s hours since I witnessed dance group Diversity’s Genesis show at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, and i’m still gobsmacked.

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The National Space Centre is a voyage of discovery for children

REVIEW: National Space Centre is out of this world

The mystery that surrounds space, our solar system and the world beyond our atmosphere has fascinated generation after generation.

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View from the Quayside towards the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, The Sage Gateshead and The Tyne Bridge.

Newcastle revealed as the UK’s happiest place

Norway may be the happiest country on earth, but Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the happiest city in the UK, according to a new study by the UK’s number one bingo site, GalaBingo.com.

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Peppa Pig World will have you squealing with joy

If you have a child aged under five then, chances are, Peppa Pig plays a major part in your life.

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Crowds at the opening of the new James ride at Thomas Land.

James drops in to boost family favourite Thomas Land

There can be few pre-schoolers on the planet who have not heard of Thomas the Tank Engine.


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Copacabana Beach

Thrills in Brazil, highs in Uruguay, tangos in Argentina

An ambition was realised when I read the itinerary Fred Olsen Cruise Lines was offering. Their ship Boudicca was visiting exciting places in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and oh, yes via Cape Verde islands off West Africa.

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FOOD REVIEW: Vecchia Italia in Chapel-en-le-Frith

FOOD REVIEW: Vecchia Italia in Chapel-en-le-Frith

On a cold, wet miserable Sunday night, there’s nothing better than a good hearty meal in warm and comfortable surroundings.

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The Plough Inn at Hathersage

FOOD REVIEW: The Plough Inn at Hathersage

There is no better place to enjoy a sumptuous meal than in the heart of the Peak District.

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The Great Ridge, Peak District National Park.

REVEALED: The East Midlands’ favourite beauty spots

A stunning ridge walk and a legendary forest have been revealed as two of our region’s favourite beauty spots.

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Nearly a third of Brits don’t spend Mother’s Day with their mum

Nearly a third of Brits don’t spend Mother’s Day with their mum

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday so what do you have planned?

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Tony’s back to lay down the law in his new comedy show

Tony’s back to lay down the law in his new comedy show

Multi award-winning comedian Tony Law is back on the road with the inimitable surreal comedy-art that has made him one of the most celebrated live performers in the UK.

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Betrayal, Derby Theatre

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE: Ten amazing things to do in Derbyshire

The weekend has nearly landed - and what better way to kick off the fun than by checking out our indispensable guide to the best things to do across Derbyshire.

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WIN! Nominate your mum for a luxury facial and £150 beauty hamper

WIN! Nominate your mum for a luxury facial and £150 beauty hamper

Mother’s Day is on the horizon, but don’t worry about having to find the perfect gift because we’ve teamed up with the award-winning Mark Leeson salon to make sure one mum is lavished with a brilliant pampering package.

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FILM REVIEW: Natalie Stendall on an uplifting documentary that is never sentimental

FILM REVIEW: Natalie Stendall on an uplifting documentary that is never sentimental

Oscar-nominated documentary Life, Animated traces the childhood of Owen, a young man with autism who learned to connect with the world through Disney’s animated films, writes Natalie Stendall.

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