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MUSICAL MEMORY LANE: 20 songs turning 20 in 2017

Prepare to feel ancient. These 20 songs are all two decades old this year.

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QUICK QUIZ: Seven questions about the last seven days

QUICK QUIZ: Seven questions about the last seven days

It’s been a busy old week in the world of news, sport and celebs.

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Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

New year’s resolutions, surely most of us that make them break them? Especially on a dull January evening when you know there’s a half eaten box of Celebrations in the cupboard calling out to you.

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Christmas dash for cash saw £730 million withdrawn in one day

Christmas dash for cash saw £730 million withdrawn in one day

A whopping £730 million was dished out by ATMs on December 23, the most money ever withdrawn in one day.

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QUIZ OF THE YEAR: 2016 in questions

QUIZ OF THE YEAR: 2016 in questions

It’s been one hell of a year, Brexit, Trump, sporting successes, celebrity deaths and much more but how much attention have you paid to what’s hit the headlines?

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LIST: 11 of Derbyshire’s punniest business names

LIST: 11 of Derbyshire’s punniest business names

These are 11 of Derbyshire’s punniest business names.

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REVIEW: Theroux film gives fascinating insight into Scientology

Louis Theroux’s first feature film My Scientology Movie combines all the elements we associate with his work, from celebrity and commercialism to fundamentalism.

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Accrington took on Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.

Did Accrington Stanley take just TWO FANS to cup game in Chesterfield?

Accrington Stanley's 4-1 win over Chesterfield in the much-derided Checkatrade Trophy may have been watched by just TWO away supporters, according to figures.

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UDDERLY RIDICULOUS: Cow’s face blurred out on Google Street View

UDDERLY RIDICULOUS: Cow’s face blurred out on Google Street View

Moo-ving around the UK capturing images for its popular Street View feature, Google has to be careful about protecting people’s privacy.

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The would-be robber was chased off by a staff member and a Henry hoover. Photos and video - SWNS.

VIDEO: HENRY HOOVER used to fight off armed robber at Derbyshire pharmacy

A Derbyshire pharmacy worker fought off an armed robber - with a Henry hoover.

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English National Youth Ballet.

Ballet classic is updated

English Youth Ballet is presenting a dramatic production of Giselle set on an English country estate with an ‘upstairs downstairs’ flavour.

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What if plants feel pain?

Nine reasons NOT to go vegetarian or vegan in National Vegetarian Week

As we approach the end of National Vegetarian Week - May 16-24 - we’ve just learned the number of vegans has more than tripled in the UK in the past ten years.

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Video: Landlord faces prosecution for illegally renting out ‘house of horrors’ to young family that were left to live in slum-like conditions

The family with two young children were forced to use hot water from a bath in the kitchen to wash their dirty dishes while their fridge freezer was kept outdoors.

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One in five Brits favour pets over partner

Research has revealed that one in five people prefer pets to their partner.

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Chesterfield Horns Bridge roundabout. Driving advice sign

ROUNDABOUT SIGN: Who is ‘Mr Mouthy’?

Who is Mr Mouthy? Can you solve the mystery of this sign which has appeared on one of Chesterfield’s busiest roundabouts?

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REVEALED: The top 20 names removed from ex-lovers’ unwanted tattoos

Are you thinking about getting a loved one’s name tattooed as a permanent gesture of love this Valentine’s Day?

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Struggling for Christmas gift ideas? Your local petrol station is ‘fuel’ of options

One in ten Brits reportedly leave ther shopping until the big day itself - so it’s not surprising that the most unlikely places for filling up on festive stocking treats suddenly become a haven of holiday gifts.

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THOUSANDS OF FAKE viagra, G-Star jeans and Barbour jackets and illegal cigarettes seized in massive Derbyshire raids

THOUSANDS OF FAKE viagra, G-Star jeans and Barbour jackets and illegal cigarettes seized in massive Derbyshire raids

Almost two million illegal cigarettes and 580kg of tobacco with a street value of at least £1m have been seized by Derbyshire County Council in one of the biggest trading standards hauls in the UK.

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A rare ginger badger is being cared for by Derbyshire Wildflie Trust

CUTE ALERT: Rare ginger badger found in Derbyshire

An unusual ginger badger has been found in Derbyshire and is being cared for by wildlife experts.

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This image on Google Street View was taken by Michael Hobson and sent in by JB Reynolds on Northern California.

Headless walker spotted in Eyam

A spooky image of a headless walker in Eyam has captured the imagination of a California resident.

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