Organ side story, Q/A – Matlock’s Victorian Christmas Market

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market arrived last Friday, with the event celebrating its 25th anniversary with the help of a hundred-year-old mechanical organ. As well as food and gift stalls there was music played throughout the weekend, the most distinctive being from a large organ which was set up next to the town centre’s Causeway Lane roundabout. […]

Main – Matlock’s Victorian Christmas Market

Matlock’s Victorian Christmas Market attracted thousands over the weekend despite fears of cancellation after recent flooding and extreme weather. There had been concerns that the recent weather in the town would affect the annual Matlock Victorian Christmas Market’s 25th anniversary. It was only last week that Matlock Town Council confirmed the event would be going ahead as […]

ER – Matlock’s Victorian Christmas Market

Extinction Rebellion climate activists paraded through the Victorian Christmas Market in Matlock town centre at the weekend. Local Extinction Rebellion environmentalists firstly massed in the Hall Leys park outside of the main market marquee. After that they sung protest songs at the Causeway Lane roundabout in the town centre and then made their way through […]

These 5 East Midlands pubs staying open for St Patrick’s Day 2020

Since Ireland has closed all pubs and bars in the run up to St Patrick’s Day tomorrow, we want to make sure you are aware that you can still celebrate it, here in the East Midlands. These five pubs are still happily open and will be welcoming people to the festivities: O’Neill’s Nottingham 8-9 Beastmarket […]

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Why spending less time on social media can improve body confidence

Women with body confidence issues should spend less time on social media, according to a mental health advisor. Ariana Lewis says that research suggests that social media portrays unrealistic body goals, leading to people negatively perceiving their own bodies. And so the 21-year-old, who is a mental health advocate at the Ellern Mede clinic in […]

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A good skin care routine is often a girl’s best friend and their pride and joy. However, most good quality products can cost an arm and leg, so we tend to opt for the cheaper options. Brands like Simple, Clean & Clear and No7 come to mind. Although they won’t ruin your bank account, they […]

27 miles in 27 days…

University students across the country are raising money for a nationwide mental health charity in a bid to support other students struggling with their mental health. UK charity, Mind, is challenging students to run 27 miles over 27 days to raise money and awareness for the 27 per cent of students who experience mental health […]

Panic buying: Is there any toilet roll or hand sanitiser in Derby?

Coronavirus has caused many problems across the country, including panic buying. While some are waiting for the news on how many cases there are and what the government is doing to stop the spread of the virus, others are stocking up every day essentials in case they need to self-isolate. Toilet paper and hand sanitiser […]

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After being kicked out of school James Cross thought his dream of serving his country was over, but six years on he is making his grandad proud by following him into the Royal Navy. The 21-year-old grew up hearing stories of his grandad’s time in the Royal Marines, and was always intrigued about life in the […]

5 Netflix thriller movies to binge watch during coronavirus self isolation

With coronavirus crisis leaving us all confused and uncertain, rumour has it we all might need to isolate at some point (but hopefully we won’t have to). So if the UK does go into lockdown – or you have to self isolate – then you could watch some movies to pass the time. There are […]

Captain Kevin, king of the skies

Just 3,000ft above the East Midlands, in an all-metal aeroplane only half the size of your average bus and with just one engine keeping us in the air, Captain Kevin Arblaster says, “Shall we take a selfie?” This determination to grab hold of life and firmly show it who is boss is mixed with a […]

Why spending less time on social media can improve body confidence

Women with body confidence issues should spend less time on social media, according to a...

Panic buying: Is there any toilet roll or hand sanitiser in Derby?

Coronavirus has caused many problems across the country, including panic buying. While some are waiting for...

5 Netflix thriller movies to binge watch during coronavirus self isolation

With coronavirus crisis leaving us all confused and uncertain, rumour has it we all might...

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