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Genesis Revisited – Steve Hackett Looks Forward To His Orchestra Tour

September 13th, 2018|

“This is probably the one and only time I’ll ever tour with an orchestra - unless it goes so well!” says Steve Hackett as he prepares to take his Genesis Revisited Tour on the road across the UK in October. The decision to undertake this tour was cemented following the critical success of last [...]

Strictly Stars Set To ‘Rip It Up’

September 11th, 2018|

The smash hit musical show Rip It Up returns with a new theme and a new line-up. 2012 Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith MBE is back and dancing alongside 2011 champion Harry Judd and Aston Merrygold whose early departure from the 2017 series was a shock. Together they will dance their way through [...]

PMW Property Delighted With The Interest In Its New Swadlincote Development

July 16th, 2018|

PMW Property is delighted with the interest shown in its new Optimum Business Park development in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire. The Ashbourne-based property developer acquired the site, part of the Tetron Point industrial area, in December 2016 and has now sold or let almost all of the existing office space and units in their new [...]

Winster Morris Celebrate 40 Continuous Years Of Dancing

June 20th, 2018|

Whilst Derbyshire is rich in customs and traditions, few set the pulse racing like the colour, vibrancy and music of morris dancing. Winster Morris, the oldest surviving of the Derbyshire morris teams is, this year, celebrating 40 years of dancing, the longest continuous period of dancing in its 150-plus years of history. To mark [...]

Dambusters Anniversary Hit By Weather

May 16th, 2018|

Thousands of people gathered at Derwent Dam, in Derbyshire’s Peak District, for a flypast of the Battle of Britain Flight’s Lancaster bomber, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the famous World War II Dambusters raid on the dams of the Ruhr Valley in Germany. Peace and tranquility at Derbyshire's Derwent [...]

A Star Is Born – The First Appearance Of ‘Cliff Richard’

May 3rd, 2018|

3rd May 1958 When Harry Greatorex booked Harry Webb and his group for a performance in Derbyshire, he insisted on a change of name. Ripley, a quiet, unassuming little town on the fringe of the Derbyshire coal mining belt, is hardly the place one would associate with rock and roll history. The town is [...]

Commonwealth Gold For Derby’s Charlie Tanfield

April 6th, 2018|

Derby-based cyclist Charlie Tanfield struck gold on the Gold Coast with victory for England in the Men’s 4000 metre Individual Pursuit. Charlie beat Scotland’s John Archibald in the gold medal race at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. The pair both ride for Team KGF whose home is the velodrome at [...]

Martin Turner, Wishbone Ash And That Distinctive Twin Guitar Sound

April 5th, 2018|

Growing up in the seventies Wishbone Ash, with their distinctive twin lead guitar sound, were one of the essential bands to follow. Their third album Argus was an absolute classic and was named ‘Album of the Year’ by Sounds magazine. Martin Turner, Wishbone Ash’s principal lyricist and creative force, lead vocalist and bass player [...]

Maserati Roadshow 2018

March 18th, 2018|

As a life-long motor racing fan I have always had a soft spot for Maserati, one of the sport’s great names. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to check out some of the latest road models from this historic marque when the Maserati Roadshow visited the luxurious surroundings of Stapleford Park, near Melton Mowbray, [...]