Ten questions with...

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Katie Lyth from House of Oliver bridalwear in Ilkeston.

Where were you born and bred?

I was born in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and lived here until I was 18, then I moved to Birmingham to study my degree and moved to Ilkeston three years ago.

What are your hobbies?

I like to spend time with my young children and their playmates while catching up with my friends. I enjoy taking the children for walks and to the great parks in the area.

What is your favourite film? It has been a long time since I have been able to watch a film! But my all time favourite would be something like The Notebook.

What is your biggest achievement in life?

After having my children it would be starting my own business (houseofoliver.co.uk) and I was recently honoured to be put forward to be a Young Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.

What are your hopes for the future of this area?

It has been lovely to see so many new shops opening in Ilkeston bringing new people to the area. It would be nice to see a destination store open at the bottom of Bath Street - a high street chain to pull people from the top down to the bottom.

What is your favourite place to eat in Ilkeston?

My husband and I don’t get a chance to eat out by ourselves that often as we have two small children, but a few of my friends have recommended Dellino’s on Granby Street. From what I have seen and heard it looks really good. I have also been to Five Rivers with friends and have been impressed with the attention they give their customers.

Where is your favourite local place to go on a day trip?

Shipley park is lovely, stopping in the café for a cup of tea and a cake is a must!

What is your idea of a perfect Saturday night?

I like to chill out with a glass of wine, some chocolate and crash on the sofa with my husband catching up on Mr Selfridge, we tend to reserve Saturday night as a ‘date’ night as we both work long hours.

If you could change anything in Ilkeston, what would it be? Some more shop local programmes such as more free parking.

What will your epitaph say? Katie, good friend, fun to be around, worked hard for her family.