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Bridge the Gap exhibition returns to city

Artcore is delighted to be working in partnership with Derby Museums for the second Art Attachment Bridge the Gap exhibition.

Arts
Bags of theatre fun in Derby this week at festival

Bags of theatre fun in Derby this week at festival

Derby Theatre is hosting the East Midlands’ National Theatre Connections this week, a fantastic festival of theatre, new writing and workshops for young people

Theatre and Comedy
Sticky BBQ chicken wings. Photo by Jason Ingram.

Fancy a snack?

With another long weekend coming up, how about serving this up to your family? It’s quick and easy to prepare.

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Ripley tribute band to unveil documentary at hometown gig

Ripley tribute band to unveil documentary at hometown gig

Surreal Panther are performing a special “thank you to the fans” movie premiere-style show at The Out of Town Inn, Butterly Hill, Ripley on Thursday, April 27, from 8pm.

Music
Basketball team net kit sponsor deal with bus firm

Basketball team net kit sponsor deal with bus firm

The young basketball stars at Ilkeston Outlaws have been given a slam-dunking new kit thanks to Trent Barton and its revamped Ilkeston Flyer service.

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Chef Karl Tyler plates up

FOOD: Private chef takes all the stress out of throwing a dinner party.

Fancy hosting a dinner party without having to toil over a hot store? Find out what our reviewer thought when a private chef took our his family kitchen for a night...

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PREVIEW: Plenty for opera fans to enjoy

PREVIEW: Plenty for opera fans to enjoy

Opera fans around the region, who don’t mind a bit of travel, have a varied line-up of productions to suit all musical tastes, writes Tony Spittles.

Music
Victoria Park is one of three council leisure centres which could be outsourced.

Council consider plans to privatise leisure centres

Erewash Borough Council are to move forward with proposals for the privatisation of sport and leisure services as a way to reduce costs.

Business
Will you be taking on a DIY project this Easter?

Third of Derbyshire households admit to having a DIY disaster

Easter is often a popular time for people to turn their thoughts to doing a spot of DIY.

Lifestyle
Diversity enter the arena in spectacular style. Photo courtesy of Dom Henry for the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

REVIEW: Diversity’s incredible Genesis show will leave you amazed and in awe

Wow, wow, wow! It’s hours since I witnessed dance group Diversity’s Genesis show at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, and i’m still gobsmacked.

Arts
The National Space Centre is a voyage of discovery for children

REVIEW: National Space Centre is out of this world

The mystery that surrounds space, our solar system and the world beyond our atmosphere has fascinated generation after generation.

Lifestyle
The brilliant Hi-Lite Bruton having fun with the crowd. Copyright Barry Gossage Photography (Photo by Barry Gossage)

REVIEW: Harlem Globetrotters combine comedy and class at Motorpoint Arena

I apologise in advance, but there is only one way to describe the appearance of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena — the show was a slam dunk!

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View from the Quayside towards the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, The Sage Gateshead and The Tyne Bridge.

Newcastle revealed as the UK’s happiest place

Norway may be the happiest country on earth, but Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the happiest city in the UK, according to a new study by the UK’s number one bingo site, GalaBingo.com.

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RHS Young Ambassador George Hassall (righ) with Chaucer Junior School gardening club members, headteacher Anna Upton, school governor James Dawson, local sculptor Rachel Carter and gardening ambassador Kerry Wheatley.

Young gardening star inspires pupils on school visit

An Ilkeston school welcomed a green-fingered VIP last week as the Royal Horticultural Society’s first youth ambassador dropped in to plant some ideas about gardening.

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Crowds at the opening of the new James ride at Thomas Land.

James drops in to boost family favourite Thomas Land

There can be few pre-schoolers on the planet who have not heard of Thomas the Tank Engine.


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Copacabana Beach

Thrills in Brazil, highs in Uruguay, tangos in Argentina

An ambition was realised when I read the itinerary Fred Olsen Cruise Lines was offering. Their ship Boudicca was visiting exciting places in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and oh, yes via Cape Verde islands off West Africa.

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Citywide performances of Classic Thriller Season this summer

Citywide performances of Classic Thriller Season this summer

The Theatre Royal Nottingham’s annual Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season will go on tour to other venues in the city, due to closure for building works over the summer.

Theatre and Comedy
RETRO SPECIAL: Ilkeston train station

RETRO SPECIAL: Ilkeston train station

As Ilkeston prepares for the first train to stop in the town for 50 years we take a look back at some old photos of previous stations.

Lifestyle
Outdoor play project secures £46,700 lottery grant

Outdoor play project secures £46,700 lottery grant

A partnership of Derbyshire organisations has won a £46,700 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project helping parents, carers and children to understand and enjoy Ilkeston’s urban green spaces.

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The Great Ridge, Peak District National Park.

REVEALED: The East Midlands’ favourite beauty spots

A stunning ridge walk and a legendary forest have been revealed as two of our region’s favourite beauty spots.

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