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Stone circle in Derbyshire was believed to be doorway to a magical world

The towering stones of Nine Stones Close - which form the tallest stone circle in Derbyshire - have inspired many a myth.
Standing two metres high, just four of these huge ancient rocks now remain in position.

News

Live Review: Little Mix at 3aaa County Ground, Derby

Fireworks, giant beach balls and thousands of excited fans bouncing in unison made for a sizzling party atmosphere at Derby’s 3aaa County Ground as X factor’s elite joined forces to wow the masses, writes Karla Hall.

Music

Head to the heart of the country with this attractive farm in glorious rural location

Immerse yourself in the country life with this rare opportunity to purchase Trogues Farm.

Lifestyle
Haddon Hall performance for Belper Singers

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

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
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.

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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.

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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.

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