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Haddon Hall performance for Belper Singers

Belper Singers will be performing at Haddon Hall later this month.

Music
Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Kevin Bryan returns with his latest round-up of some of the new music releases.

Music
Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

In Ideal Home, the same-sex parenting comedy with a warm and fuzzy centre, Steve Coogan is the lively cookery show presenter, Erasmus, whose long-lost grandson, Bill, arrives unannounced when his dad is arrested, writes Natalie Stendall.

Arts

Live like a movie star in a house with it’s own cinema....and gym, and bar, and games room, and sauna

This superb executive property boasts its own cinema room as part of a luxury living experience.

Lifestyle
Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Judith Owen - rediscCOVERed (Twanky Records). Judith Owen has always seemed content to march to the beat of a markedly different drummer from many of her contemporaries in the singer-songwriter field, and the Welsh chanteuse’s latest offering on her own Twanky label is populated by the most eccentric collection of cover versions that you could ever wish to hear. Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water is given a thorough going over alongside radical re-imaginings of everything from Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun to the Grease anthem Summer Nights, and the finished product is a thoughtful, jazz inflected delight.

Music

A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see your picture appear online and in the newspaper please send them in via email. They don’t have to be related to a news story - they could be a local landmark, a gathering of friends - anything that records everyday life. Check back again next week to see more great shots.

Lifestyle

A family country manor set in beautiful grounds with stunning views

This beautiful and substantial five bedroomed family home has been extended and renovated and boasts good-sized gardens and far-reaching open views to the rear.

Lifestyle
Chris Margrave, head gardener at Clumber Park

Handsome hyperciums are great for the heights of summer

Most keen gardeners will be familiar with hypericum Hidcote, a classic garden variety which is reliable, rewarding and easy to grow, and named after a famous National Trust garden.

Lifestyle
Top jazz funk and fusion bands join forces for special gig in Derby

Top jazz funk and fusion bands join forces for special gig in Derby

Two of Derbyshire’s premier jazz funk and fusion bands are joining forces for a double headline gig later this month.

Lifestyle
Black Forest, Germany.

Sights and delights of romantic Rhine

The last time I cruised down a river was in my father’s fishing cobble as a young boy. I said to my wife “I would fancy a river cruise holiday”, the response was muted.

Lifestyle
Peter Thornton, a member of the family who established the Thorntons chocolate empire, has died at the age of 85.

Belper memorial service to honour former Thorntons chocolate magnate

Friends and family said farewell to a scion of the Thorntons chocolate empire this week, after decades of contributing to life in Belper via the confectioner’s Derwent Street factory.

News

Six of the best ice cream parlours in Derbyshire

The sun is shining right across Derbyshire and temperatures are on the rise.

News
Derbyshire pianists to perform in Bakewell recital

Derbyshire pianists to perform in Bakewell recital

Gillian Bithel and Beate Toyka, the well-known Derbyshire piano duo, will be giving a recital in Bakewell Parish Church on July 21 at 11am.

Music
Volcanic Curry Bag is available at Morrisons

Morrisons launch £5 'Volcanic Vindaloo' ahead of England's first World Cup clash said to be TWO HUNDRED times hotter than tabasco

Supermarket giant Morrisons is claiming to have developed the 'hottest ever supermarket curry' which is said to include a chilli TWO HUNDRED times hotter than a Jalapeño.

Whats on
The old tearooms at Belper River Gardens have been cordoned off due to the increasing risk of collapse.

Amber Valley council defies critics to vote for River Gardens kiosk

An Amber Valley Borough Council committee has voted to push on with its planned kiosk in Belper River Gardens, but opponents say it could fall foul of heritage restrictions.

News
Quiz.

Try your luck in our news quiz of the week

How well have you been following the news headlines this week?

News
So much to look forward to in theatre’s autumn season

So much to look forward to in theatre’s autumn season

Derby Theatre’s autumn season promises to pack a theatrical punch later this year.

Theatre and Comedy
RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Hurt Arms, Ambergate

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Hurt Arms, Ambergate

There was a game of cricket in full swing on the village green at Ambergate when I arrived at the newly reopened Hurt Arms.

Whats on
Chicken and Mozzarella Sandwich Loaf. Photo by Jason Ingram. Recipe courtesy of www.makemoreofsalad.com

RECIPE: Chicken and mozzarella sandwich loaf

Great to make ahead for a picnic and will definitely stand out from the crowd. Move over limp sarnies, the sandwich loaf has arrived!

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