Alex Patrick-Smith

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The ball going into the river during Shrovetide 2019. Photo: Oscar Edwards

This is your beginners’ video guide to what Shrovetide is all...

This footage has been captured by students on the University of Derby's Journalism programme and edited by Alex Patrick-Smith. Follow our live blog on the Storyhub...

This is what people outside Ashbourne think about Shrovetide

Royal Shrovetide Football is thought to have been played in Ashbourne since at least the 12th century and is an important tradition for the...

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Popular Irish bar returning to Derby city centre due to open...

What’s the craic? Irish bar O’Dwyers is returning to the heart of Derby promising to be ‘bigger and better’ than before.  The popular bar is...