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Film Review: Last Flag Flying is touching and impressive

Last Flag Flying is a respectful anti-war film with charming comic sweetness, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Film Review: Day-Lewis bows out on a real high with Phantom Thread

Film Review: Day-Lewis bows out on a real high with Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread marks the final performance of Daniel Day-Lewis and what a way to go out, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino and Pretty Yende as Adina in L'Elisr d'Amore. Photo by Karen Almond.

Met Opera’s production of L’Elisir D’Amore beamed live to Derbyshire

An ancient legend, a potion of questionable origin, and a single tear: sometimes that’s all you need to live happily ever after.

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Uplifting ballet for children is heading for venues across area

Uplifting ballet for children is heading for venues across area

Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children, Ugly Duckling, is to return to stages across the country with an extensive tour throughout the spring.

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Treasure hoards to go on display at city museum

Treasure hoards to go on display at city museum

Derby Museums will be displaying several locally found coin hoards in Derbyshire Unearthed: Coins and Coin Hoards, the second part of an exhibition of treasure and other artefacts discovered by the public.

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In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

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Council planning decisions on Belper site to be reviewed by Government

Council planning decisions on Belper site to be reviewed by Government

Amber Valley Borough Council’s decision to approve industrial development on land at Bullsmoor is to be reviewed in a Government inquiry.

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Derbyshire swing band Kal's Kats on stage in the Oscar-nominated film Phantom Thread.

Derbyshire swing band reveal role in Oscar nominated Phantom Thread

A band of amateur musicians from Erewash and Amber Valley could be about to become the height of fashion, after revealing their role in a major new Hollywood film.

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REVIEW: Award-winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a must-see

Part drama part crime caper, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a magnificent and eccentric blend of realism and absurdity. From Martin McDonagh, writer director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, it’s already tipped for Oscar success with nine nominations at this year’s BAFTAs and four wins at the Golden Globes already in the bag.

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A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

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Applications are now open for the new series of Love Island

Applications for new series of Love Island open now

Fancy spending the summer in a luxury villa in the sunshine while looking for love?
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Joan Ward has been given a British Citizen Award for her services to the community of Dethick, Lea and Holloway

National award for parish councillor who led Holloway memorial project

A woman who has served on the parish council of Dethick, Lea and Holloway over many years has been recognised with a national honour.

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Residents protest outside the Amber Valley Borough Council planning board meeting on December 18 over a possible housing development on Belper Lane, in the World Heritage Site buffer zone

Belper heritage campaigners to fight latest council planning decision

Heritage campaigners have vowed to fight on after the latest planning approval by Amber Valley Borough Council which could put Belper’s UNESCO status at risk.

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TV shows that turned 20 this year

TV shows that turned 20 this year

As 2017 draws to a close we take a look back at TV shows that turned 20 this year.

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An Army officer, writer and statesman, Winston Churchill served as the UK's prime minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

Winston Churchill’s Harrow armchair sells for £320 at Etwall auction

An armchair used so often by Sir Winston Churchill that he called it his own has sold for £320 at an Etwall auction after being found in a Derby home.

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

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One of Tony Fisher's shots in the Brussels 'Home' exhibition features a rose a rose he found on the beach by an abandoned pier in Weston Super Mare.

Amber Valley photographer represents UK at European mental health show

A photographer from Riddings will be the focus of continental attention this week, after being selected to represent Britain in a special exhibition.

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Belper campaigners to hold street protest against planning decisions

Belper campaigners to hold street protest against planning decisions

Protesters will take to the streets of Belper this weekend to highlight the threat of planned housing developments in the town.

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REVIEW: Daddy’s Home 2 oozes feelgood vibes in spite of lazy writing

REVIEW: Daddy’s Home 2 oozes feelgood vibes in spite of lazy writing

With their petty jealousies settled in 2015’s hit comedy Daddy’s Home, dad Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and stepdad Brad (Will Ferrell) reunite for a ‘together Christmas’ with their wives and stepchildren in Daddy’s Home 2.

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VIDEO: Belper Christmas lights switch-on draws crowd of thousands

The magic of Christmas returned to Belper last weekend, as the moment came to switch on the town decorations.

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