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Join the Magical Duffield Scarecrow Trail: A Mysterious Journey Awaits!

Join the Magical Duffield Scarecrow Trail: A Mysterious Journey Awaits!

Duffield Derbyshire - Get ready for an enchanting adventure as Duffield Arts Festival presents the highly anticipated Enchanted Scarecrow Trail! This unique event promises fun, creativity, and a touch of magic for all ages.

Event Details:

Date: 13th to 17th September

Admission: Free and open to the public. Scarecrow Trail Maps are just £2 and profits will be donated to a local charity.

About the Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales Scarecrow Trail:


The Brewhouse at Melbourne Hall is delighted to team up with Sat Bains, the Derby born, two Michelin starred chef to start serving a selection of his delicious new #MommaBains homestyle Punjabi range within The Courtyard of the South Derbyshire stately home.  

Live & Local launches Autumn/Winter 2023/24 Season of Live Shows in Rural Derbyshire

Live & Local announces its new Autumn/Winter 2023/24 season of professional performances in community venues across Derbyshire: dance & drama, poetry & puppetry, folk & funk – in short, there is something for everybody. Live & Local continues facilitating surprising shows in surprising places by supporting local volunteers to bring exciting and awe-inspiring shows for all ages to a village hall or community venue near you.

Laura Bagley, Programme Administrator at Live & Local said:

Denzel is back! The Equalizer 3 from Friday

Denzel is back! at the RItz cinema in Belper!

Friday 15 September
The Equalizer 3 5:45pm
Strays 8:15pm

Saturday 16 September
Haunted Mansion 12:15pm
The Equalizer 3 3:30pm (Captioned), 8:15pm
Dead Man's Shoes 6:00pm

Sunday 17 September
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake 4:00pm

Don Amott urges football fans to support high-flying Mickleover after kitting out players in charity boost

Derby caravan king Don Amott has urged local football fans to support high-flying Mickleover FC play “proper football” - after kitting out players to boost a much-loved charity of which he is patron.

The home kit worn by first team players at the club feature the distinctive logo of the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre (DCHC) – a 132-year-old charity of which Don is patron, along with former Derbyshire Lord Lieutenant Willie Tucker and Sir Henry Every.

Hannah Brine releases single Boxes, recorded at Fiction Studios

Hello, please find below a press release I hope will be of interest - my new single Boxes is out today - Friday, September 15th.

I live in the High Peak and founded High Peak Singers community choir. 

Do not hesitate to contact me for more info and if you’d like to arrange an interview etc?

Thank you so much for your time. 

With best wishes, Hannah 

Press ReleaseSeptember 15th 2023

“I can definitely hear the Joni Mitchell vibes” Summaya Mughal, BBC Radio Leicester

Council launches campaign to cut cost of recycling contamination

Derby City Council has revealed that the cost of processing and disposing of contamination (incorrect or dirty items) in recycling bins is currently costing £450,000 a year. Some of the most common problem items are bagged waste, used nappies, food waste, electricals, hard plastic, and plastic bags and films.

Things like food waste and leftover takeaways are particularly problematic as they spread in the collection vehicles, contaminating large amounts of otherwise clean and dry recycling.

Get help searching for work in Chesterfield

People searching for work in Chesterfield are being invited to a recruitment event, where they can meet employers and find out more about local job vacancies and training schemes that lead to employment.

The recruitment event is on Wednesday 27 September from 11am to 1pm in the Assembly Rooms above Chesterfield Market Hall.