Monthly Archives: August 2012

5000th Edition for our very own Stunner!

The Ashbourne News Telegraph published its 5000th edition this week. The title began in 1891 during the reign of Queen Victoria and has served the town of Ashbourne since then. I would like to congratulate the team for supporting the … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Coffee Stop – damaging the Conservation Area?

Planning is a hot topic in Ashbourne right now. Decision after decision seems to either go against the public view or be overturned in favour of the big organisations to Ashbourne’s detriment – library, toilets, St Oswalds, Waterside Park, Marks … Continue reading

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Three cheers for those rejecting University

As a parent, as a supporter of education and on principle I disagreed with the decision to charge tuition fees. However, I don’t see it as the end of the world and it could just be the making of many … Continue reading

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Golden School Days – the young people today don’t know what they are missing

After the highs, lows and furore of examination results for GCSE, A and AS students I couldn’t help looking back on my own school years. In many ways they were similar – brought up in a market town of roughly … Continue reading

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Fischer’s and Baslow Hall don’t disappoint

Staying overnight and eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant is a real treat. We checked in at Baslow Hall hoping for a romantic anniversary dinner and we weren’t disappointed. The hotel is a small country house set in a beautifully tended … Continue reading

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100% pass rate for QEGS sixth form! Nice piece by Lynn Shepherd on Ashbourne People

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Originally posted on Orange Barrel Industries:
In order to get myself back in gear this summer and prep myself for the drawing classes I’m going to be teaching this semester at Murray State, I delved into the simple but effective…

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Sophisticated comedians are wasting their time

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Ashbourne: Box Brownie or Instagram?

In my business life I know that most people don’t like, and many are even afraid of, change. As people we have an inbuilt mechanism that urges us to maintain the status quo which is driven by a sense of … Continue reading

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An explanation of the Housing Consultation issues for Ashbourne

The Derbyshire Dales consultation on where to locate 400 new houses in Ashbourne started last week. There are two issues which are under discussion: 1. Ashbourne’s Draft Settlement Framework Boundaries 2. Where 400 new houses can be built by 2028 … Continue reading

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