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Belper Crowned Best Market Town in Great British High Street Competition

Originally posted on Visit Peak District & Derbyshire:
We are delighted to be able inform you that Belper has been crowned as the Winner of the Market Town category of the Great British High Street and also the Winner of Winners…

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Keeping manufacturing in Derbyshire

Originally posted on SwearPig:
I keep being told that people will buy our SwearPig but the product needs to be cheaper! With the UK manufacturing getting smaller and smaller, I thought it would be a great idea to try to…

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My Volvo V40 D2 has matured

I’m now over 70,000 miles into the Volvo V40 D2 and overall I’m pretty satisfied. No time like the present though to give an overview of how the car drives as it gets well into middle age. Although I’ve owned … Continue reading

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October 30, 1914

Originally posted on Great War Reports:
R. Ward of St John Street decided on a topical approach to promoting the sale of fireworks – claiming they were suitable for blowing up the German Emperor. On Page 5 one headline in…

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Police Cautions to be Scrapped in Staffordshire

Originally posted on Andrew James:
The Government is planning to scrap the use of police cautions, where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning, in England and Wales and the new system will be trialled for a…

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Dry Stone Walling

Originally posted on Middle-aged Travellers:
Keith learns a new thing. There is a plot of land in the south of France we own, along with a pile of rocks arranged into the rough form of a house. The land is…

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Ode to the Neighbourhood Plan

Nine years ago a plan was launched and Government agreed. It ratified development for all our future needs. But Mr Pickles couldn’t wait in his very early days to set a new agenda for Wilson and for Hase. By 2012 … Continue reading

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The Baby Cage

Originally posted on wretchedshekels:
I could never use this, but it does make for an interesting post! In the 1930s, London nannies lacking space for their young ones resorted to the baby cage. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a…

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A weekend in Derbyshire

Originally posted on Down by the Dougie:
It didn’t look promising on Saturday morning. It was pouring down with rain and there was quite a strong wind. This didn’t bode well for our planned weekend in Derbyshire where quite a…

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Our retreat in Derbyshire – Curlew Croft, Anroach Farm

Thanks for the blog and I hope you don’t mind me retesting. I like to share how others experience the Derbyshire countryside

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