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June / July 2022 • Belper • Alderwasley • Ambergate • Bargate • Bullbridge • Farnah Green • Fritchley • Heage • Idridgehay • Shottle • Turnditch • Windley


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Hello readers

Welcome to the June/July issue! We’re pleased that the weather has improved since we last wrote and we’re currently enjoying a healthy dose of sunshine to top up those depleted vitamin D levels!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – there’s really no better place to be than the Derbyshire countryside (although our walk this issue does venture over the border to Nottinghamshire, but that’s lovely too!). With an extended Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend from 2nd – 5th June it’s a perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy all that our local area has to offer. There’ll be loads going on to celebrate our monarch’s Platinum Jubilee from street parties for ‘The Big Jubilee Lunch’ to services and events as communities come together to celebrate the Queen’s historic reign. The Queen isn’t the only one celebrating a big anniversary though – June marks 15 years since the launch of All Things Local! So, while you’re celebrating the Jubilee please raise a toast to ATL too! We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all our readers, advertisers, contributors and distributors who’ve helped to make ATL a success for 15 incredible years. If you’re planning to make the most of the extra Bank Holiday and get away, you don’t need to venture far from home – avoid all those motorway queues and enjoy a break away from it all just a stone’s throw from your own front door! We’re blessed with many wonderful campsites locally where you can wake up to fresh air and stunning views. Or, if the prospect of a night on a slowly deflating air bed doesn’t appeal, there are plenty of local holiday lets too! Of course, now that we’re able to travel further afield, many of us will be enjoying a long-awaited holiday abroad over the next few months. Team ATL are all looking forward to breaks that have been rescheduled from 2020! All the advice seems to suggest that it’s currently taking longer than usual to get

through airports so, for a stress-free start to your holiday, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time. If you need to book a taxi transfer, our advertisers Connect Cars (page 14) and Holbrook Travel (page 11) are highly recommended. Don’t forget that Father’s Day is on 19th June, so make a note to say ‘thank you’ to the father figure in your life. There’s a perfect Steak Chimichurri recipe on page 18 if your dad is a barbecue fan or, if you enter our ‘Champagne Sudoku’ competition on page 20, you could be toasting him in style! There’s also an opportunity to win a delicious 2 course weekday lunch for 2 courtesy of Angelo’s Bistro at The Kings Head in Duffield in our Prize Crossword competition on page 6 – if you haven’t tried Angelo’s yet you’re really missing a treat! So, all that remains for us to say is have a fabulous couple of months! We’ll be back again soon but in the meantime enjoy all that our June/July issue has to offer – and please keep shopping locally and supporting our wonderful array of local businesses. All the best, Team ATL

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question yourself, you speak unkindly to yourself, and you stop believing in yourself. This is your reminder that YOU, dear reader, are impossibly sensational. So, when you go about the rest of your day, I would like you to move differently. Be Proud of who you are – let that shine out. And, once you have absorbed that feeling of Pride, pop a note on your calendar that Saturday August 6th is Pride in Belper and that is an event for everyone to come and feel proud of who they are. See you soon Proud People.

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The Point of Pens We use them a lot and possibly take them for granted, but the humble ballpoint pen is an essential item. In honour of Ballpoint Pen Day on the 10th of June, let’s take a look at the world of the biro... Ballpoints revolutionised writing Gone is the frustration of a leaky fountain pen! The ballpoint pen is a cleaner alternative preventing ink spillages ruining written work. They are easily transported and don’t need to be refilled. Ballpoints make art Many artists use the medium of the ballpoint pen. Being cheap, mess free and convenient are just some of the advantages. A range of artistic styles are achievable, from photo-realistic pieces to dramatic geometric drawings. Mark Powell is a Yorkshire based artist who creates beautiful biro drawings on antique documents. He chose the biro as “it is the most simple and readily available tool to hand.” He inspires people to have a go at creating their own artwork; a pen and scrap of paper are all you need. They break records The largest ballpoint pen was made in India by Acharya Makunuri Srinivasa. It measures a whopping 5.5 metres and is decorated with scenes from Indian mythology. The only problem is it takes a small group of people to lift it, so it’s not the pen of choice for a quick shopping list. Not useful for space travel The ballpoint mechanism relies on gravity, so pack a pencil instead for your trip into orbit. Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, imagined “a planet entirely given over to ballpoint life forms” populated with unattended ballpoint pens. That’s why you can’t find that pen you used just the other day. They WILL be ‘borrowed’ Biros appear to travel independently. You swear you left it on your desk, but next time you look it’s gone. This can be explained by the ‘can I borrow a pen?’ phenomenon. More accurately titled the ‘I’m taking


this pen, you’ll never see it again’ phenomenon. I imagine we are all guilty of this crime; perhaps it is just part of a pen’s natural life-cycle? Some biros are dangerous... Banks and building societies are notoriously distrustful of their pen stocks. This must be the reason they chain them up. Not only does this prevent them from being stolen – or borrowed – they are unable to slip into a wormhole and end up on planet ballpoint. Don’t forget to recycle them! Belper Town Council provides a pen recycling point in the porch at Saint John’s Chapel. This is an eco friendly alternative to letting them wander into space.

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Five Reasons to Visit Sardinia Sun-bleached beaches, glistening shores and mouth-watering food: Sardinia is a holiday destination from heaven. Here are five reasons why this Italian island should be on your radar when booking your next escape. 1. It’s a beach lover’s paradise Whether you’re a family looking for shallow waters or a couple seeking a secluded spot off the beaten track, Sardinia has a beach – or spiaggia – for everyone.

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With over 1,800km of pristine coastline, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to stay. Cala Brandinchi, nicknamed ‘Little Tahiti’, is the island’s most famous beach. Its shallow waters are perfect for swimming, while the surrounding pine trees offer plenty of shade.

3. It’s more than a beach break From colourful villages and rustic towns soaked in history to ancient stone buildings dating back thousands of years, Sardinia has plenty of sights and experiences to coax you away from the sand. Walk the city walls of Alghero, explore Nora’s Roman ruins or take a hiking trip into the island’s lush green mountains.

Or if you’re looking for some peace and quiet, look no further than Spiaggia di Piscinas along the Costa Verde. This ribbon of golden sand is home to a vast expanse of dunes, rising up to 60m.

If you’re feeling adventurous, but want to stay close to your resort, you could even try some water sports. Sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving opportunities await!

2. The food is divine Sardinia’s food is enough reason to visit alone. A wealth of local culinary traditions mixed with the island’s Italian roots combine to create a delicious cuisine heavy in grilled and spit-roasted meats, and a mouth-watering array of cheeses.

4. It’s the land of luxury Wake up to a view of the sparkling sea and while away your afternoon in designer boutiques before enjoying a dinner fit for a king: there’s a reason why Sardinia is so popular with the rich and famous.

You’ll find all the classic Italian favourites such as pizza and pasta on most menus, but the local specialties are well worth a try. Su Porcheddu, or roast suckling pig, is a must-try for meat-eaters while vegetarians will love Culurgiones – pasta filled with potato, pecorino

The glistening Costa Smeralda region, stretching from Porto Cervo to Portisco, oozes style and sophistication. Pick your favourite superyacht, treat yourself to lunch in a gourmet restaurant and keep an eye out for famous faces. Sardinia’s beauty attracts celebrities from all over the globe! 5. The holiday season is long Blessed with a warm Mediterranean climate from April to October, Sardinia is renowned for its ‘six-month summers’. The island is at its hottest in July and August but Sardinia also enjoys a balmy climate in April, May, September and October, giving you the chance to stretch out your summer for longer. The shoulder season is a great time to visit if you’re looking for a quieter escape and slightly cooler temperatures. It’s also a prime time to buckle up your walking boots and do some exploring.

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Recipe Barbecue Steak with Chimichurri Dressing Chimichurri is a delicious spicy herb sauce ideal for serving with meats. For maximum flavour, marinate the steak in a little of the sauce overnight. When barbecuing, remember that cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of your steak and how you like it cooked. Instead of using the barbecue you can also griddle the steak. This recipe serves four as a light dish or two as a larger main. Serves: 4 (light dish), 2 (larger main) Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes Marinate: 1-2 hours or overnight Ingredients: 2 x 150g lean beef fillet steaks 200g bag of mixed salad leaves 4 radishes, sliced thinly ½ a cucumber, cut in half lengthways and sliced Chimichurri sauce 1 garlic clove, crushed Pinch of sea salt Pinch of black pepper ½ a red chilli, deseeded and chopped Large handful of flat-leaf parsley leaves Handful of coriander leaves Pinch of ground cumin 30ml apple cider vinegar 75ml olive oil Nutrition per serving: 285kcal, fat 24g (of which saturates 4.7g), carbohydrates 0.9g (of which sugars 0.7g), protein 17g


Method: Place the sauce ingredients in a blender and process to form a chunky sauce. Place the steaks in a shallow container. Spoon a third of the sauce over the beef. Cover and place in the fridge for 2 hours, or overnight if possible. Remove the steaks from the fridge and allow to reach room temperature. If barbecuing, make sure the barbecue is medium-hot. Alternatively, heat a griddle pan until hot. Cook the steaks, using long-handled tongs to turn, until cooked to your liking (2-4 minutes on each side). Turn the steaks once only during cooking – any more and the juices escape, which can make the meat tough. Remove from the pan and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly. Place the salad on a platter and top with the radishes and cucumber. Place the steak slices on top. Drizzle over the sauce to serve.

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Word on Wine Staying on the Spanish wine theme from the last issue, it occurred to me that everyone may have heard of Spain’s main red wine grape but not know much about ‘Tempranillo’. The name is derived from ‘Temprano’ which in Spanish means ‘early’. The vine buds burst around the same time as other grape varieties, but the grapes ripen anything up to 3 weeks before any others. Being Spain’s most widely planted vine, you would think that it would like the hot dry climate of Spain, but it thrives best in the cooler, high altitude Atlantic influenced regions of Rioja, Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa, as well as the high altitude region of Ribero del Duero in the west, where the days are warm and sunny and the nights cool and windy. The grapes are produced in tight bunches which can make them susceptible to fungal disease, but it is kept away by the night’s breezes. The vines like clay, limestone and chalky soils. The Tempranillo grape is also known by various other names, dependent on the region. Cencibel in Castilla La Mancha, Tinta del Pais in Ribero del Duero and Ull de Llebre (‘eye of the hare’) in Catalonia. In Portugal it

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is known as Tinto de Toro, Aragonez, Tinto Fino and Tinta Roriz, where it is used in the production of Port and still wines. As the Spanish influence spread around the world, Tempranillo began to be grown in Argentina, Chile and California; it has even been tried in Australia and New Zealand. The wine I would like to present is the Finca Carello Tempranillo 2018 from Majestic Wines. Their buyers found the first Finca Carello wine in the cellar of a top-name producer, where they struck a bargain to buy the top quality wine at a discounted price and have kept this tradition going over the years. Although this is 100% Tempranillo, it is a blend of grapes Castilla y Leon and Ribero del Duero, creating a wine that could cost twice the price that Majestic sell it for. This produces a jammy, dark fruit flavoured wine from both the hotter region of Castilla and the cooler region of Ribero del Duero. The end result is an easy-drinking wine with elegant tannins, spices and a good finish, to be enjoyed with red meats particularly roast lamb. Technical Details: Grape: 100% Tempranillo grapes Appearance: Clean, deep red. Nose / Aroma: Warm cedar, black cherry and blackcurrant notes. Taste: Deep dark cherry and red fruit flavours with a hint of spice and vanilla with balanced tannins and finish. Alcohol by Volume: 14.5% Food match: Full flavoured beef or lamb dishes, or hard cheese and charcuterie. Available from: Majestic Wines, Derby - £9.99 per bottle (reduced to £6.99 as part of a box of 6). For more information and to buy the wine visit the Majestic Wine shop on Ashbourne Road in Derby or If you like wine and would like to learn more, please visit our website or our Facebook page for details of our future tastings in 2022.

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Beer Witbier A hazy wheat or ‘white’ beer traditionally uses a recipe that includes equal amounts of very pale barley malt and unmalted wheat, plus a small percentage of oats. This combination of malted and raw grains provides a creamy, almost milk-shake quality that forms the backbone of the beer’s balance and creates the notable mouthfeel you get from this style of beer. Historical styles hovered around the 3 to 4% ABV range; modern versions are closer to 5% ABV. Hopping is very light. Classically it is a spiced beer, with coriander and bitter orange peel lending pleasant spicy and fruity notes on top of what the fruity yeast strain delivers. Done right, witbier shows off a splendid opalescent sheen, a result of residual starches from the traditional mashing process. The style originates around Leuven and Hoegaarden, in central Belgium. Once the everyday drink of the region, by 1960 it was a dead beer, until it was revived by a man named Pierre Celis, who resuscitated and nurtured the style back to health, creating the Hoegaarden brand as he did and the popularity of this style has steadily grown since. If you can find any of these beers, they come highly recommended: Allagash Brew Co – White 5.2% A mention of witbier without highlighting this excellent beer would be amiss. Formed in Portland, Maine, Rod Tod has been brewing this beer since 1995. Spiced with coriander, Curaçao orange peel and an undisclosed secret ingredient (which many believe to be Grains of Paradise), this beer is crisp and refreshing, with


big citrus notes and spiciness. Expect a full-bodied mouthfeel, and little to no bitterness on the finish. After a slow start, with beer drinkers unsure of what to make of it, thanks to the support of craft beer bars, Allagash White’s reach widened. Then there was the whole surge in popularity of Blue Moon, which helped to push Allagash’s craft beer roots to the forefront. Merakai – Understanding People 5.6% Hailing from East Sussex, Merakai are fast becoming one of my favourite breweries. This classic to US style witbier, a collaboration with Danish brewery People like Us, is lightly hopped with Amarillo and lemondrop hops. This has loads of spice from the coriander, a fresh citrus aroma and a moreish ‘orangeness’ that makes it a pleasure to go in for another mouthful. Chapter Brewing – Netting the Sun 4.2% This is a smooth witbier with a light sweetness and a delicate lift from coriander seed, lemon, orange and grapefruit zest, finished with a touch of camomile. It is further dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Willamette. This is so refreshing, the zest additions really add a lemony, fruity vibe and the addition of the camomile gives it a dry herby, floral finish. By Sean McKeown Twitter: @belperbeerclub

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Poem: Placards and Tears

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Living out of a backpack, for movement with ease Station platforms now sanctuary for distraught refugees Waiting rooms stacked with donated supplies Strangers united by despair in their eyes Escaping bombardment, the shelling, the fear Their welcome relief met with placards and tears Persecution, invasion, the horror of war A repeat of harsh lessons unlearned from before Divisive decisions to save and protect Relying on kindness from those never met Leaving homes, crossing borders, countries, frontiers To an uncertain future met with placards and tears As heinous hell is unleashed – humanity heals Trying to repair and rebuild what tyranny steals For a people, a nation forced from their lands A displaced population helped by hope, hearts and hands Lives now in turmoil – the way forward unclear Finding station salvation and placards and tears A promise of safety through words on a sign A proud blue and yellow national ensign The world nervously watching what news filters through Harrowed faces on people just like me and you Emotional scenes show what Ukraine endures UN- civilisation so close to our shores In cities, towns, villages – we do what we can Willing our efforts help our fellow man Though a man-made monstrosity, mankind can bring hope Our solidarity, friendship might just help them cope Let us pray there will soon be an end to their plight And they know that they have our support in their fight Let us hope sense prevails and peace soon reappears So we may lay down our placards and wipe away tears

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Footnotes: First Aid for Summer Feet I hope that by the time you’re reading this it will be summer or maybe even beach holiday weather – you may even be tempted to walk around barefoot. If you do and happen to get a cut or graze on your foot, here are a few tips on how to deal with them: Small wounds on the feet of otherwise healthy people heal best if the wound surface is thoroughly clean and protected from pressure. Small, clean wounds where there is little or no tissue loss are best simply covered by a dry dressing such as a plaster. Dirty or infected wounds require application of an antiseptic. Creams should not be used on moist wounds, since they will cause further wetness. Wet wounds require dry powder or alcohol solution medications. A good option is to use a small piece of cotton wool to apply a coat of Friar’s Balsam to the wound; this may sting for a second or two until the alcohol evaporates but it is a very good antiseptic and, as a happy side effect, makes plasters and dressings stick very well to the skin. Dry, clean, simple wounds normally heal quickly and easily. Deeper or infected wounds may well take longer and may need redressing at early and frequent intervals. Healing may also be slow in people with diabetes or poor circulation, or the very elderly. If you don’t feel that a wound is healing as it should or is becoming painful or hot or showing any signs of swelling or discharge, don’t hesitate to see a doctor or practice nurse in case antibiotics may be required. By Peter Waugh, Amber Feet

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Walking: Newstead Abbey from Linby Distance – 5.8 miles / 9.3 km Ascent – 250 feet / 76 metres Time – 3 hours 10 minutes Grade – Easy Author – Wendy Vivian Start – OS grid reference SK534509 Postcode NG15 8AB (approx. location only) what3words start: slowness.promoted.natural

This issue we’re crossing the border into our neighbouring county of Nottinghamshire for this scenic walk around Newstead Abbey. This circular walk starts from Linby, a conservation village, and uses part of the dismantled Great Northern Railway line to get to Newstead Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian Priory built by Henry II in 1170. The return to Linby is through Abbey woods and Papplewick village. The Route 1. From the Top Cross in Linby village (grid ref. SK534509) walk up the hill to the traffic island. Turn right onto the path signed Linby Trail and National Cycle Network. This is along a railway cutting which follows the route of the Great Northern Railway. Here you will walk alongside a pond and see plenty of wild flowers and plants associated with railway lines. At one point on the left some of the present day railway line called the Robin Hood line which runs into Nottingham can be viewed. To the right there are large conservation areas.

2. This straight path continues for some considerable time until some large boulders are seen ahead partially blocking the path. Here the path turns sharply to the right, still signposted the National Cycle Network alongside a woodland walk which may be visited if time allows. 3. The path then joins a tarmac road at one of the lodges to Newstead Abbey estate. Passing through this gate (there is no charge for walkers) follow the road until Newstead Abbey ruins come into view. The road is mostly flat apart from a couple of short climbs through glades. There are views over the countryside and horses grazing in the fields on either side. 4. As the road descends towards Newstead Abbey the upper lake and stable block can be seen to the left followed by a waterfall and then the magnificent aspect of Newstead Abbey comes into view with the garden lake to the right. Although originally an Augustinian Priory built in 1170 it is best known as the ancestral home of Lord Byron. There is a charge to visit the museum which houses Byron memorabilia and gardens. On the grassy areas in front of the Abbey there is usually an abundance of ducks and peacocks grazing. 5. Follow the road round to the left between the ruins and the upper lake. Ahead is the stable block and bell tower. After passing a car park on the left and the cricket pitch to the right there is a crossroads. Turn right here and follow the tarmac road winding through the woods until a pair of wrought iron gates appears ahead. 6. This is the entrance to another lodge; a footpath for walkers is marked to the right of the gates and follows alongside a hedge. At the other end there is a metal kissing gate to pass through before

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following a wide grassy path ahead with hedges on either side.

continue alongside a hedge bordering an arable field until it emerges onto the main road B6011 into Linby.

7. At the end, proceed through a metal gate and onto an unmade road which bears to the left and has large properties on either side. Follow this road called Hall Lane until a tree can be seen ahead in the middle of a small grassy area with a seat where the path meets the main road B683.

10. Turn right and follow this road into the village passing the Bottom Cross on the right and the old village school. On the left hand side, next to the bus shelter, is an interesting Parish Map of Linby explaining the history of the village. Continue up the hill to the Top Cross to the start of the walk.

8. Papplewick Hall can be seen immediately to the right at this junction. Turn right along the road, with a footpath, following it into Papplewick village. It bears sharply right past a row of cottages and then right where there is a wide gap after Papplewick lodge showing a sign to The Church of St James Papplewick and a public footpath signposted to Linby.

Please note: There are no specific car parks in the village but beside the bus stops on either side of the road there are lay-bys to park in with no restrictions and no yellow lines.

9. Pass through the wooden gate and follow this tarmac road in the direction of the church, which unfortunately is kept locked when not in use. Before reaching the church there is a well-trodden signed path on the left through the fields to Linby. At the end of the field, pass through a metal gate and over a wide footbridge over the River Leen and then

Walk supplied by Walking Britain (walk no. 1513). For more walks, or to download a GPS file for this walk, visit

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Fitness Matters

• The best nutrition plan is one you can stick to within your lifestyle and time commitments. Adopt a mantra of ‘better not perfect’ when it comes to your eating habits.

Tips to Be Ready for Summer

Are you fed up with feeling frumpy, unfit and dreading having to get rid of the baggy clothes that hide a multitude of sins? Summer is almost here and you should be looking forward to enjoying the best season of the year. While we are all aware that we should look after our health and wellbeing all year, the reality for most people is that it only becomes a priority as an occasion or holiday is looming, when we realise how those extra pounds make us feel.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish” • Set a realistic target, whether it’s to lose weight or inches, or to be able to walk 5km. Break this down into smaller goals and focus on them as you keep heading in the final goal’s direction. • Nutrition is key if your goal is to lose weight or inches. We don’t need to count calories but calories do count, so be aware and try to focus your mind on eating for health and energy. You’ll automatically eat fewer calories and begin to shed body fat.

• One of the most common questions I ask clients is ‘How much water do you drink?’ Not tea (unless herbal), coffee or alcohol – just water. Ideally, set a goal of 2-3 litres a day. You may think you’re hungry when you’re actually dehydrated. • Exercise has so many benefits including improving heart health, flexibility, balance, sleep, and mental health. Moving each day should become part of your routine. There are no shortcuts… but we can train smarter. Set challenging but attainable goals so you won’t feel like you’ve failed on week 1. • Remind yourself ‘why’ by keeping your goal in sight daily – whether it’s a photo or an item of clothing. Focus on the small steps like 1lb weight loss in week 1. In 14 weeks that becomes a stone. Focus on each day and the week will look after itself. If you self-sabotage one day, forget it and get straight back on it – we are all human. By Alex Robinson Level 4 Personal Trainer with additional qualifications in GP referrals – Pre- & post-natal exercise. Personal Trainer for over 15 years, supporting and helping people to meet their goals in fitness and lifestyle changes, from losing weight to running marathons. 01773 512410 • 07817 337861

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Motoring The Cars Best Suited to Longer Journeys For many people, long-distance driving is a common occurrence. Be that for work or personal reasons, sometimes doing big miles is a part of daily life – and a car that’ll conquer big trips without breaking a sweat can make a real difference. So here, we’re going to be looking at the cars that’ll take the backache out of long-distance journeys.

Mercedes S-Class

We’re starting with a car that is famed for its comfort and refinement. The S-Class – which was recently revised – has always brought a sumptuous quality to driving and this latest version is no different. Thanks to air suspension and armchair-like seats, the SClass is a car with which the hours will fly by – be that for passengers or drivers.

BMW 8 Series

BMW has a fine history when it comes to making comfortable yet involving grand tourers and the 8 Series is a great extension of this. It’s superb to drive and will monster even the longest stints with no hesitation. There’s also an excellent diesel that, though not the most sporting of options, gives the 8 Series excellent long-range abilities.

Skoda Fabia

Cars don’t need to be large in order to be comfortable. The Fabia is a great example of this, packing big-car refinement into a compact set-up. It’s surprisingly spacious, too, while a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines means it’s not expensive to run, either. Skoda has also kitted the Fabia out with loads of features, ensuring that those long journeys remain as comfortable as possible.

Citroen C4

If you’re after all-out comfort then Citroen has historically been one of the best options. Its latest C4, despite its distinctive design, has kept this time-honoured tradition to heart, maintaining high levels of comfort and refinement. There’s also an electric version that, with its 217-mile range and rapid charging capabilities, isn’t just restricted to local drives.

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot, much like Citroen, has many years’ worth of experience when it comes to creating cars that are comfortable over long distances. The new 3008 is no different, with well-sorted suspension combined with comfortable chairs in one refined package. Many drivers will appreciate the somewhat raised-up driving position it offers, too.

Genesis GV80

Genesis is a relative newcomer to the UK, but it has already seen great success in countries like America. The GV80 is a car infused with stateside appeal; it’s big, spacious and – importantly for this list – comfortable. The interior is particularly plush, while a silky straightsix diesel performs very well over long distances.

Audi Q5

Audi’s extensive line-up of SUVs might mean it’s a little tricky to choose, but we’d still opt for the Q5 given the choice. A mainstay of the firm’s range for many years now, the Q5 is a great option for families or those who need a little extra space. But if you’re after the best possible ride comfort, don’t be tempted to opt for a Q5 on larger alloy wheels – they tend to upset the suspension somewhat.

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Plastering - Dry Lining - Rendering

A family business Over 20 years’ of experience

Building and joinery services Conversions and Extensions Property Maintenance

Fully insured & work guaranteed Quality work, competitive prices No job too big or too small Insurance work undertaken FREE quotes provided

07929 206777

AJS Grounds Maintenance Over 15 years' Experience

Please call us for a free no obligation quotation

07562 475154 or 07456 370360

We specialise in regular maintenance schedules for commercial and domestic gardens Mowing • Strimming • Hedge Cutting Pruning • Weeding • Planting

Based in Duffield

Call Adam 07773 876524

Friendly and reliable service

All aspects of building works including: • Extensions • New Builds • Refurbishments • Commercial Works • Loft Conversions • Conservatories • Drives and Patios Recently completed new build - The Beauty Mill Treatment Rooms, Hilton


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Start Preparing For Summer Now With These Robeys Exclusives

It won't be long before we can look forward to a warm and relaxing summer in the garden, so what better way to appreciate those summer days and evenings than with our fabulous products, designed to complement and enhance your leisure time. You can view all the exclusive products featured here at Riverside Showrooms in Belper. Come and see the sunning range of products from the likes of Rais, Girse, Borek and Max & Luuk. They really do set a standard for design, functionality and ultimate enjoyment. We also have a range of accessories to complement, you're sure to find everything you need. Our friendly knowledgable team will be on hand to assist you where needed. Goods Road, Belper DE56 1UU 01773 820940 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 4pm

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Gutters Cleared Roller Garage Doors – Industrial Shutters – Awnings – Retractable/Fixed Grills

Removal of leaves - moss grass - growth & debris

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High Security High Quality Wide Range of Colours Fully Insulated Quiet, Smooth Operation Remote Controlled Emergency Override



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We also supply sectional garage doors and composite front doors.

* Subject to VAT

McPherson-Davis & Sons

Electrical & Plastering Services

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Also Gutter / Fascia Conservatory Cleaning

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Damp & Mould Can be caused by blocked gutters

Pay on Pa Pay comp co mple letitition le o on completion Fulllly Fu Fully innsu sureed insured

Here are just some of the services we offer • • • • • • •

Full re-wire Additional sockets Electrical vehicle charging Hot-tub electrics New fuse boards Underfloor heating All plastering works

Family run business based in Denby Village

Call 01773 742038 or 0779 304 6896

Email -

Hello, I’m Pete, I own & operate GutterPRO across East Derbyshire. Because it’s my business, you’ll get a personal service and be certain I’ll clear up thoroughly after the job.

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We offer a comprehensive range of furniture and accessories to design your perfect bathroom • Wet rooms • Baths and showers • Furniture

• Radiators • Accessories

123a Old No�ngham Road, Derby, DE1 3QQ 01332 292911

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NEW EXTENSIVE DISPLAYS FOR 2022! Expert advice on hand

We stock a wide range of garden and landscaping products to help get the job done • Decora ve concrete paving • Block paving • Sleepers • Decora ve aggregates • Tools and workwear • Fencing

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NAPIT (Part P approved contractor) • Over 30 Years’ Experience • Full & Part Rewires • Security Systems & Data Points • New Extensions, Fully Wired • Small Jobs Welcome • Free Quotes, No Obligation • Fully Insured

Call 07973 366445 07956 356553 E:

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NO JOB TOO SMALL Call Simon for a FREE no obligation quote

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PVCu Windows

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Professional conscientious TV Engineer with over 25 years experience TV Aerial repairs and installations FREEVIEW wideband digital aerials SKY installations, dish realignment and MAGIC EYE Additional points and phone points installed

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07939 725991 No obligation quotation

CB Plumbing & Heating Experienced, Local and Reliable ALL QUOTES ARE FREE All work is guaranteed

Boiler install from £1595 Boiler service from £60 Please call Chris 07854 016894


Hilltop Builders Belper

Small Building Works Over 20 years' experience My work includes:

Walls & stone work specialist Small extensions • Conservatories Brickwork • Patios • Pointing up Groundworks • Fireplaces • Lintels

For a friendly reliable service call Paul 07882 086037

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• Best value for money • Free design and planning service • Quality 18mm colour co-ordinated cabinets • Extensive door styles to choose from • Granite, solid surface and laminate worktops • Latest CAD 3D design software • No pressure selling • Large car park • Experienced friendly designers

Established in 1985


SALE Choose from the following: Option 1

Slide & Hide Oven for £99* Option 2

Range Cooker £99* Option 3

USA Fridge/Freezer £99* Option 4

Quooker boiling tap £99* Option 5

£1000 towards Granite, Quartz or Corian Kitchen top*

Spring Bank Holiday & Queen's Platinum Jubilee Open Thur 2nd & Fri 3rd June 10am - 4pm All other days are normal opening hours

*Offer ends 30th of June or whilst stocks last. Book early to avoid disappointment. (minimum spend applies)

From our family to yours

As a family run, independent business with over 30 years’ experience we pride ourselves on being able to provide a fully personalised and expert service which is unrivalled by larger retailers. Our extensive showroom boasts an impressive range of kitchens, worktops, bedrooms, tiles and accessories. Our team of highly experienced designers and installers are here to help create the kitchen or bedroom of your dreams.

‘A trusted family business built on a solid reputation’

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Building, Landscape Design & Roofing Services



Patio - Decking - Slabs - Turf Waste Carrier Licence Jet Washing Service Fences Repaired or Replaced Pointing Underpinning 10 year e Guarante ll a on work



All Building Work Undertaken


Fascias & Guttering Chimney Pointing Ridge Tiles Dry Ridge Lead Work Flat Roof Rubber Roof Felt Roof Leaks Fixed Asbestos Removal

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Best One Bathrooms

We supply and fit bathrooms or supply only (free delivery)

Complete service from start to finish Over 30 years' experience Competitive prices We also supply and fit kitchens and windows

07824 031720 E: 11 Hayfield Close, Belper DE56 1FA (Off Ladybank Road)

Open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm & Sat 9.30am - 2pm Evening appointments available on request

Thinking of changing your

FASCIAS, SOFFITS & GUTTERING? Specialist in uPVC & Aluminium • • • • • • • • • •

Conservatories Windows & doors Porches • Repairs Flat roof solutions Replacement glass & locks Fascias, soffits & guttering Bi-folding aluminium doors uPVC Garden rooms & Greenhouses 10 year insurance backed guarantee Warmer roofs

We have our own scaffold so no need to pay out any extra cost on using another scaffold company. We take off all the existing rotten timber. (We never go over the existing wood that leads to even more future rot.) Licensed waste carriers so the majority of the time there is no need to have any skips on the drive. Our under tiles fascia system is designed to stop birds going in your roof Variety of colours to suit different styles of property. Call us for a free no obligation quotation and free advice 01332 780125 E: Based in Denby Great customer care is a priority. Realistic quotations

‘The Smart Choice’

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Transform the heart of your home with Sonna Visit our showroom Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm 01773 824 196

2 Chapel Street, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1AR



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fitting and underlay on selected carpets where shown

Established since 1964

Independent Carpet Retailer

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John the

Painter & Handyman

Mature and experienced Pain�ng & decora�ng, interior, exterior & wallpapering Many years in the building trade Reliable with own tools


LOCAL BUILDER TDB Building Over 20 years experience For all your building needs including:

■ Extensions ■ Loft Conversions ■ Roofs ■ Joinery ■ Renovations ■ Property Maintenance

Call Derek - Waingroves based 01773 302222 / 07812 995634

No Job too small

‘If you need a handyman I can turn my hand to most things’ All Taps Fitted Radiators, Thermostatic Valves Shower Replacements & Pumps, Toilets Bathroom Installations, Walk-In Shower Enclosures Heating System Power Flush, All General Plumbing

Please call John 07966 765785 Based in Ripley

Call Mark - 07794 368614 or 01332 491300 No job too small! Your local & reliable plumber

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2 Burbage Close Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0DW

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Style Combi W: E:

• Gas / Oil Boiler Installations • Gas / Oil Boiler Replacements • Gas / Oil Boiler Servicing & Repairs

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• Central Heating Installations • Gas Safety Inspections • Landlord Safety Certificates • Under Floor Heating

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Gardening What Do We Mean by Exotic Plants? When we talk about exotic plants, it simply means those that are non-native. But did you know there are now only around 30 truly native species, plus subspecies and hybrids that have naturalised themselves here? The term ‘native’ is generally defined as trees that established themselves in Britain around 10,000 years ago. This was the end of the last ice age, at a time when the English Channel was gradually forming. The Ages of Discovery and Enlightenment saw more and more explorers setting off around the world and bringing back unusual plants. Many ended up in private collections or in botanical gardens. This extended the range of plants within the UK, and we have come to love and admire many of these introduced species. The glorious Liquidambar, or sweet gum, for example, is native to Asia, parts of the Mediterranean and North America. Many acer trees originate not only from Japan but also from China and Korea. The tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, hails from North America, and many of the flowering cherries originate from Japan, China and the USA. Even apple trees have an exotic history! The original ancestor of many modern apple cultivars can be linked back to an ancient apple: Malus sieversii. This wild apple is native to the

mountains of Kazakhstan in Asia, where they can still be found today. It’s not surprising that UK trees have succumbed to many devastating problems. One of the first to be widely recognised was Dutch elm disease, which was said to have been accidentally imported from Canada in the late 1960s. It is thought to have killed over 30 million elms. Ash dieback was first reported around ten years ago and this disease is expected to kill up to 95 per cent of Fraxinus excelsior. In the last 30 years there have been more than 20 serious problems caused by imported pests and diseases. Many diseases are caused by fungus pathogens, such as Phythopthora ramorum, which is affecting larch trees, and Phythopthora pluvialis, which affects western hemlock, certain types of pine trees and the Douglas fir. The latter was originally found in Oregon in the USA. The Oak Processionary Moth, native to southern Europe, is now found in London and restrictions on movement of oak trees have recently been put in place by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Should we avoid planting exotics, or welcome species that are not native? UK trees are declining so rapidly that there is a strong case for extending the range. This means planting non-natives that will safeguard the future tree canopy, especially now that we know the true value of trees in respect of tackling climate change. There is a lot to be said for strength in diversity. Our woodlands, garden planting and the wider landscape requires futureproofing and cannot adapt fast enough without our help. The right plant in the right place, for both now and the future, has never been so important. By Caroline Knight


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Groundwork • Landscaping • Digger Services We start every project by providing a thorough consultation to understand your goals and needs Our list of services include: Tur ng Tree Care Ponds and Water Features Patios and Paths Tarmac Driveways Groundworks Foundations Levelling and Shaping Trenching Drainage and Pipework Equine Arenas Contract Digger and Driver Hire

Please call 07817 208837 (locally based) for your free consultation & quote

Flooring by

Ian Wilson Carpets est. 1979

“Our choice is hard to beat and so are our prices” Supplier and fitter of top quality carpets, laminate flooring, vinyls, and decorative vinyls. • Massive range in stock • Quick turn around • Excellent service • Covering all of Derbyshire • Free samples • Choose from our excellent range at home • Own team of dedicated fitters for carpets and hard flooring

Free Estimates/quotes

Contact: Mob: 07971 437901 10 Openwoodgate, Belper DE56 0SD Tel: 01773 880398 14c Town Street, Duffield DE56 4 EH Tel: 01332 843989

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AMC AERIALS • Professional aerial and satellite engineer with over 30 years’ experience.



• Quality aerials installed and meter aligned. • Aerial & satellite multi point systems. • Sky & Freesat installed and serviced.

Fully insured for all domestic and commercial projects.

For a free quote and professional advice please contact Steven m: 07859 133 383 locally based

Card payments accepted Text AERIAL to 07702118739 We will call you back Call Adrian 01773 883204 (Belper) E: Call on Call Adrian Adrian on 01773 01773 880204 880204


JUST REPLACE THE DOORS AND WORKTOPS Transform your kitchen with a makeover by Dream Doors, Derbyshire’s locallyowned, family-run business with the reassurance of a national brand behind it. It’s so easy! Not only will a Dream Doors makeover save you £1,000’s, you’ll also miss the stress, upheaval and mess that comes with a traditional refit. Changing as little or as much as you like, from a simple door swap to a complete new kitchen, we offer everything you need to make your kitchen dream a reality. Made-to-measure doors and cabinets. Fully fitted and guaranteed.

Visit the Derby Kitchen Showroom at 20 The Strand, Derby DE1 1BE. or let us bring the showroom to you!

Call Steve for your FREE survey and quotation on 01332 290600 Visit

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LTD For all your electrical requirements ✓ Rewires & Partial Rewires. ✓ Wiring of New Extensions. ✓ Showers Installed. ✓ Extra Sockets, Extra Light Points & Switches. ✓ Exterior Lighting. ✓ Extractor Fans, Kitchens & Bathrooms. ✓ Free Quotations. ✓ Part P Registered. ✓ Electric Vehicle Charging Points.

For a friendly reliable service call Andy mobile 07833 684981 email Little Eaton based

Richard Fearn

Plumbing, Heating & Gas Engineer


Local engineer providing a professional, friendly reliable service to help with all your plumbing and heating requirements including: • Boiler installations, servicing and repairs • Bathroom installations • Full gas central heating systems • Gas cooker installations

• Gas safety inspections • Landlord gas safety certificates • Domestic legionella risk assessment • Leaking taps. Faulty toilets

Please call for a FREE no obligation quotation - no job too small

07583 146838 E:

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Fully insured for:

Tree Surgery, Hedge Cutting, Hedge Removal, Pruning, Landscaping Free Quotes Local, Reliable, Professional and Mature Businessman Please call Steve for advice and a free no-obligaton quotation.

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PAINTING AND DECORATING Friendly and reliable Interior and exterior Domestic and commercial Free quotation with no obligation Fully insured and DBS checked

call 07955 743124 or 01773 825226



UPVC • WOOD • ALUMINIUM Locally based with Over 15 years' experience

I offer a complete and quality electrical service from hanging a light fitting to a full rewire Work includes: • Full/partial rewires • New sockets outside/inside • Security lighting/burglar alarms • CCTV/ Access control systems • Smoke alarms • Intercom system/disabled alarms • Home cinema systems


estimates given Competitive rates, Out of hours & weekend services available

✔ Windows, doors & conservatories ✔ Flat roof solutions ✔ Replacement glass & locks ✔ Fascias, soffits & guttering ✔ Bi-folding aluminium doors ✔ Guardian warm roof conversions ✔ 10 year insurance backed guarantee ✔ Repairs

For a free no obligation quote call James 07545 181391 Belper

Please call Jordan - 07512 295548 Based in Belper

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Robeys Robeys started almost 40 years ago in a former Unitarian Sunday School in Belper and are now based in a brand new purpose built showroom on the edge of the town. The showroom, at Riverside on Goods Road in Belper, exhibits over 150 appliances and fireplaces and many live displays, along with indoor/outdoor furniture and a wonderful array of accessories. Robeys have built up an enviable reputation much further afield than the Belper showroom and are acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of exclusive fireplaces, stoves, cookers, refrigerators, indoor/outdoor furniture and inspirational accessories. They are inspired to search out the highest quality products that are both functional and aesthetically distinctive. As a result of the close relationship they have built with their suppliers, they can now offer an exceptional choice of products to meet any requirement. Their brands include Rais, Brunner, Ortal, Lacanche, Everhot, Gaggenau, Borek, Mauviel 1830, Virginia Cassa, Derbyshire Candles and Atlantic Blankets to name but a few. In addition, they also have an outdoor range of woodburning fires, BBQs and furniture – these being ‘Due Type Girse’ from Germany, a gas fired outdoor cooker from France offering a

versatile range of outdoor cooking systems from Cookout by Outsign, and a fantastic range of outdoor furniture by BOREK, a leading supplier from the Netherlands offering ultimate seating comfort and perfect shade. The collection can be compared to a good wine – it gets better as it matures. To complement all the beautiful fires, Robeys offer a wonderful section of fireside accessories, log holders and baskets. The Ferrari Opus Focus brand offer beautiful coloured leather products hand made in Italy by local artisans, all very unique. Robeys are determined to continue focusing on providing the highest levels of service, whether to their continuously growing customer base or valued retail outlets. You could say that they are proud of what they don’t sell. The best products deserve the very best service and the team at Robeys work with a passion to deliver complete satisfaction. Find out more at, call 01773 820940 or visit the showroom at Goods Road, Belper DE56 1UU, open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm.


Your Friendly, Local & Reliable Electrician

FOR ALL YOUR DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS Full & Part Rewires Fault Finding Fuse Board Change Extra Lighting/Sockets Emergency Call Out Free Quotation Fully Insured & Fully Guaranteed

KILN DRIED LOGS Top quality and ready to burn All Sizes Small handy bags 1.2m³ bulk bags, kindling & flamers Delivery or collection Goods Road, Belper DE56 1UU

Call Aidy 07973 410258 01773 882449

01773 820940 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 4pm

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Property Matters Bringing an Idea to Life...

‘as existing’ survey drawing. In close dialogue with the homeowner to establish exactly what they wanted and needed from the new space (which may be different!) we went on to designing the extension.

If you’re considering alterations to your home or an extension, it may be helpful to understand how the process works and exactly what role your architect plays in bringing your idea to fruition.

Following agreement on the plans, we submitted a planning application during which time we liaised with the planning officer to slightly amend the design so an approval was gained. After securing planning approval we moved on to the working drawings – the more technical ones – in order to secure building regulations approval.

This is a recently completed Pilkington Architecture project that involved the construction of an extension on the front of a detached house, over an existing study. The brief from the homeowner was to increase an existing small, single bedroom to a double with an ensuite bathroom. So, where did we start Before and After Before and After when the homeowner approached us? Well, firstly we did a bit of pre-application work with the planners to ascertain that an extension on the front elevation would be acceptable. There’s no point in wasting time and money pursuing something that is never likely to be approved. Once we’d established that the idea was a possibility, we measured up the house, providing an

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For this scheme we then prepared tender documents and sent the project out for competitive tender prices. Three prices were obtained and one of the contractors was chosen by the homeowner for the work. On this occasion our involvement wasn’t required much on site, although we were there to answer the occasional query from the contractor or client. The homeowner is delighted with the end result, which has transformed a small room into a large master suite. Contact Jon on 07768 523901 or email

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Plumbing & Heating Services include:

S Beresford

Plastering & Tiling Services Quality Work – at very competitive prices No job too small • FREE no obligation quotes

07787 194845 Based in Belper

Bathroom & kitchen installations Boilers installed Plumbing and heating No job too small

Please call Jonathon

07540 746889

Friendly, Local, Reliable Service Fully Insured General DIY Home Maintenance Flat pack assembly Painting interior and exterior Child home safety Garden work from lawn mowing to patios and much, much more......

Call for a FREE quote on 07562 Based in Belper

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All aspects of tree work undertaken from reductions and thinning to dismantles & felling Other services include:


Fully insured & all work carried out to BS3998 as standard For a free quote & professional advice

Please call Jon

07807 914512 @Arborexltd

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for a fully fitted electric garage door.

Garolla garage doors are expertly made to measure in our own UK factories, they’re strong and solidly built. The electric Garolla door rolls up vertically, taking up only 8 inches inside your garage, maximising valuable space. Our experienced installers will fit your new door and they’ll take away the old one too, so there’s no mess. Give us a call today and we’ll come and measure up FREE of charge.



01773 650 053 MOBILE:

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TME Electrical

All Types of Domestic and Commercial Work Undertaken

Sockets - Lighting - Fuseboxes - Rewires Kitchens - Phone - TV Emergency Call Out Service. Free Quotes

Periodic Inspections, Landlords Certification,

Rolec EV Chargepoint Authorised Installer. For a friendly reliable service call Tom

01773 513723 / 07974 798768 email

Thinking of a New Carpet? Your Local Expert, Brian Gration and son Paul will help you choose the best floor covering for your needs. • Over 40 years’ experience • Visit our store (with free parking) or select from the comfort of your own home with our mobile selection service • A huge selection of floor coverings: carpets, vinyls and laminates • Stain resistant carpets from £8.99sqm fitted • Most carpets can be ordered and fitted within days! • Insurance/contract/commercial work undertaken

Brian Gration Carpets, 31 Gregorys Way, Belper

Tel: 01773 880879

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Book Reviews: Summer Reads Summer tiiime, and the living is eeeeasy… Whether you’re looking for some barbecue inspiration or just a new novel to keep you company on the hammock, we’ve got you covered. Tom Kerridge’s Outdoor Cooking Tom Kerridge From Umami Mushroom & Halloumi Burgers to Shawarma Chicken Wraps, Tom Kerridge’s recipes will lift your barbecuing endeavours to the next level. Don’t panic, none of them will keep you tied to the kitchen while your friends are enjoying themselves with a beer in the garden. They may well nudge you into barbecuing daily well into autumn though. One Italian Summer Rebecca Serle Reeling from the death of her mother, Katy heads to Italy on what was supposed to be a longawaited mother-and-daughter trip. While there, she meets the 30-year-old version of her mother – almost unrecognisable from the woman Katy’s known all her life. As the two women become friends against the vivid backdrop of the Amalfi Coast, Katy works through her grief and discovers a lot more about herself in the process. The Modern Gardener Frances Tophill – published by Kyle Books If spending time outdoors has got you itching to make some changes to your garden, this book is a good place to look for inspiration. As the subtitle explains, it’s intended as ‘a practical guide to gardening creatively, productively and sustainably’.

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You’ll find bags of information on everything from designing your garden, choosing plants and addressing common challenges to using your garden plants to make drinks, natural dyes and more. Five Minute Mum: On the Go Daisy Upton Summer holidays are just around the corner. If you’re already wondering how you’re going to keep the kids out of your hair, this book might help. The focus is on easy-to-set-up activities to do outside the house, from games for the train to craft challenges for family gatherings. There’s even a page of ideas for making the most of sugar sachets and serviettes at service stations. Feel Better in 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life Rangan Chatterjee Many of us go on a health kick at the start of the summer. We aim for major changes, struggle to stick to them and then beat ourselves up (and reach for another biscuit). Rangan Chatterjee’s plan is decidedly easier to stick to. Five-minute practices, three times a day. One for your heart. One for your body. And one for your mind. He also gives top tips for creating better habits and getting to the root of what’s holding you back. Twelve Secrets Robert Gold Fed up of ‘churn them out’ crime series? Looking for a fast-paced, intelligent thriller with twists and turns aplenty? Take a chance on Robert Gold’s debut – Twelve Secrets. The main character, Ben Harper, is an investigative journalist pushed into taking a fresh look at a crime he really doesn’t want to explore – the murder of his brother ten years before. It seems that in Ben’s tight-knit community, everyone has something to hide. Gripping.

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Short Story Dirty Nelly’s “I think the best light is through the French windows.” Gladys dragged the chaise longue across the room. “Jean, would you stop skulking around and help.” Gladys was all of a flutter. Before breakfast, she’d received an email from a gentleman photographer who’d been so impressed with her portrait that he’d asked if she would mind posing so that he could recreate it. “What portrait?” Jean scratched her head. Gladys’s only guess was the pastel portrait done by a neighbour’s nephew who was taking a GCSE in art, commissioned when she was Chair of the Friends of Yarrow Avenue. After briefly adorning the community centre noticeboard, it now hung above her downstairs lavatory. “You’re very quiet.” Gladys thought her assistant Jean, who was never especially vibrant, seemed downright sluggish today. “I was at Dirty Nelly’s last night celebrating my birthday.” Jean yawned. “Won a bottle of Cava for best fun fact in the quiz.” Gladys considered ladies of a certain age had no business celebrating birthdays. And in Dirty Nelly’s of all places. She had never been in, but if the sign above the door of a busty barmaid holding six pints of beer was any indication of what went on inside, then the place was clearly a den of iniquity.

“Who is he, anyway?” Jean asked. Not that she would know, Gladys thought, she hardly knows anyone with any culture. “A gentleman called Callum Duffy.” Gladys checked her appearance once more in the mirror. “Though I’m not familiar with his work.” “Not Duff-head Duffy?” Jean’s eyes widened. “I’ve no idea who that is.” “He works behind the bar at Dirty Nelly’s.” “Well obviously it’s not him.” Gladys brushed her hair rigorously, ignoring the sinking feeling in her stomach. “Though these penniless artists do need to subsidise their income with menial work.” “He’s got a camera on his phone.” Jean was testing her patience when she wanted to look serene and poised for her portrait. And, right on time, the doorbell rang. “Answer that, will you.” She composed herself on the chaise longue. “Send him directly into the drawing room.” “Where?” “In here.” Within moments Jean shuffled back with a skinny young man in tow.

“Which you drank, and are now paying the price,” Gladys tutted. “So what was your fun fact?”

“Duff-Head’s here.” Jean plonked herself down on the arm of Gladys’s best sofa.

“It was just about the pub sign. I never claimed it was true.” Jean clamped her mouth shut.

“Callum, how nice to meet you.” She extended her hand for him to kiss like she’d seen artists do in films. “How do you want me?”

Gladys sighed. Jean was getting worse. Pub quizzes, birthday celebrations, she’d be getting her ears pierced next! “This ‘artiste’ is arriving any minute, so look lively,” Gladys snapped. “He won’t want you hanging about.”

“Right. Take hold of these six pint glasses.” He pulled them clinking out of his rucksack. “I’ll grab my phone and we’ll get started.” By Jackie Brewster

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The Diary of a Local Mum

Slipping Through My Fingers… We recently enjoyed a three-generation trip to the theatre in Nottingham to see Mamma Mia – myself, my daughter and my mum. It was a brilliant night and really precious to be able to spend time together enjoying each other’s company with lots of laughter. But, as always, one song in that musical really got to me. Despite having had a really lovely evening, the following day the song ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’ echoed around my head and, in ABBA’s words, I was left with “that odd melancholy feeling” … I wished “that I could freeze that picture, and save it from the funny tricks of time”. I’ve talked a lot about the passage of time and the ways that it ebbs and flows throughout the years as your children grow up. It can crawl by or fly by, and usually not the way you’d want it to either. But those ABBA lyrics always tug on my heartstrings… “Slipping through my fingers all the time I try to capture every minute The feeling in it Slipping through my fingers all the time…” There are many moments of my kids’ childhoods that I wish I could rewind. Memorable times that I’d love to relive, but also vague memories I can’t quite grasp – experiences that are on the periphery of my mind, recollections that I’d like to properly cement in full, vivid colour to ensure they’re never lost. And then, there are the insignificant moments, where there’s nothing really to remember but a look, a feeling, just time spent – those “Sleep in her eyes, her and me at the breakfast table; barely awake, I let precious times go by” moments. How many of those have I let slip by?

leave home! We’ve done a lot … but we also haven’t done a lot more. It’s undeniable – they are slipping through my fingers. They’re growing, changing. They have their own minds, their own interests, opinions, ideas, goals, aspirations … they’re doing exactly what they’re supposed to and growing up into fine young people ready to go out and make their own way in the world without needing to hold my hand. “Do I really see what’s in her mind Each time I think I’m close to knowing She keeps on growing Slipping through my fingers all the time” But then, as I sat nursing “a surge of that well-known sadness” I had to give myself a proverbial kick. I’d just enjoyed a wonderful night with my mum and daughter – what a privilege! I am so lucky to be able to do this and I know many people sadly aren’t as fortunate. Instead of focusing on what’s gone by, the times we can’t relive, I should be focusing on what we have, what we’re doing here and now and what’s to come. Yes, it’s true – as little ones they’re ‘slipping through my fingers’ and they’ll grow up and eventually leave home … but I’ll still be their mum. The nature of our relationship will grow and change of the years, but that’s something to cherish too. When I thought of all the people all over the world who have been suddenly robbed of the privilege of time with loved ones, I felt very guilty for mourning days gone by instead of appreciating everything I have here and now. So ABBA, I’ll say a wholehearted “Thank you for the music” but, for this particular tear-jerking song, I’m no longer going to dwell on the lyrics.

There are the memories we didn’t make too: “What happened to those wonderful adventures? The places I had planned for us to go? Well some of that we did, but most we didn’t And why I just don’t know” As the kids get older I feel an increased sense of urgency to ‘cram it all in’ before they up sticks and

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Belper School To celebrate World Book Day, Belper School students entered a creative writing competition that focused on ‘villainy’. As this was our theme throughout the week, it was only apt to bring this into a writing competition – students were asked to write a 100 word story from a villain’s perspective (popular or self-created), that covered ‘their side of the story’… We hope you enjoy reading a few of the 100s of entries and that you join us in celebrating their wonderful talent. To start, here’s our winner’s story: ‘Twisted’. I hope you’ll agree that the time, craftsmanship and careful consideration of rhyme makes for a very worthy first place. Twisted The hair so precious, the hair so fine. Each strand so golden and tangled in lies. Buried by locks, a story hides. Waiting for an angel to come to its side; beautiful mesmerising, so rich in colour. How could this child resemble that of another? Features like pottery, so easy to break. But beneath the mould, appears to be more at stake. “How could I, you wonder, take this child? Darling, I beg you, I’ve yet to be young for a while. So Rider, bare this in mind. These tears could spare another life, if we travel further in time. Redeeming the Devil I never really belonged… People saw me as an outsider. Hopeless, worthless, vulnerable – that’s why the devil chose me. He said that people would always fear me, for I am the one who ends each and every one of us. I became feared and people saw me as a threat. I became lonely, lonelier than I already was. It became a real-life dream that I continued to dread: a nightmare. So, I stand here today, obnoxious, rude and unhelpful. Deceiving, vile, sickeningly lost. Lost, in a place far from home. Unstoppable Disease Its ravenous claws digging deeper into my skin, the fury bubbles in their eyes. An uncontrollable desire that is my fate. A battle I have never won, the battle within me, my skin is weak like cling film, and nothing more than a temporary barrier. The evil inside of me

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slowly claws itself out. Writhing in pain, I’ve lost the battle once again. You might believe me to be the villain, but I’m nothing more than a victim of my own evil, a victim of the unstoppable disease within me. Escape Winds howl for the lost. A girl turned from the cold, silently screaming. Swords come unbuckled as they walk – a woman and a man. A girl sought shelter from a leering, scarred face. Something screams, they follow the noise like wolves do their prey. Blood fell from a hundred wounds. She takes a step back, the boy they hunt covering his face, cowering. Tears ran a thousand times. She turns to leave; a hand stops her. She tried to run. Her companion commands her to do it. She obeys the scarred face. Her father taught her everything, she knows no escape. Not What I Used to Be… Why do people have these expectations of me? I don’t understand. Why is it that I have to be amazing at everything all the time? Well, there’s no point now, I’ve left, I’ve grown, and I’ve improved. I’m better; I’m stronger. Even if I wanted to be “the hero” as a child, it doesn’t matter. Life doesn’t go the way we always expect. I’m the villain now. Me. I’ve come this far and I’m not going back. I’m not the perfect little boy that everyone wanted me to be, I’m Belphegor. I’m one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and I will win. By Belper School Students

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Parenting: Encouraging a Love of Reading According to BookTrust, children who enjoy reading tend to have better literacy skills, increased vocabulary and enhanced general knowledge. Reluctant readers may need some extra help to discover their inner book worm, however. Lead by example Show your child how much you enjoy reading, even if it’s just by flicking through a cookbook or burying your head in a magazine. You could also take family trips to the library, give books as gifts and talk to your children about the books you’re both reading. The BookTrust also recommends that parents and children try reading the same book occasionally. You could take turns reading a chapter aloud or you could both read on your own and then discuss what you like and dislike about the book. Let them choose There’s a temptation to guide children towards ‘suitable’ books but try to let your child choose their own. Some may prefer factual books, such as Horrible Histories, over fiction. Others may prefer magazines or short stories that they can dip in and out of. Meet authors Libraries, bookstores and other venues often have visits from local authors, who will give a talk, read an extract from their latest book and answer questions. Book festivals or events often include talks by children’s authors – to find out what’s going on locally sign up to the library’s mailing list, search for ‘author’ on or go to Interactive books Children who find reading too passive an activity might prefer books with interactive elements. Usbourne’s Puzzle Adventure books are a good place to start. They tend to feature two main characters who have an adventure and are faced with a series of puzzles, such as coded letters and cryptic clues, which the

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reader helps to solve. You could also look for ‘choose your own adventure’ books, where the story unfolds depending on which paths the reader decides to take. Picture books for older children Picture books aren’t just the preserve of prereaders. Series such as ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’, ‘Dork Diaries’, ‘Tom Gates’ and ‘The 13 Story Treehouse’ are illustrated books aimed at children aged around 7 to 13. They’re relatively quick reads, which can help to inspire confidence. Omegas Omega oils have long been linked with brain power, and new research has found that a combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve children’s reading abilities. This research was carried out on behalf of supplement brand Equazen which found that children on Equazen’s omega supplements showed a 64% greater improvement in reading comprehension than the group not on supplements. Extra activities Some publishers have websites for young readers. At, for example, you can read interviews with authors, enter competitions and download activities. At, parents can sign up to receive a free downloadable pack of word searches, crafts and other book-inspired activities, and also has a range of extracts, quizzes and children’s book recommendations. Visit for more advice on inspiring a life-long love of reading.

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Local History Belper People of the Past: Edward Gaylor

Arguments about compulsory vaccination are not new. In 19th century Belper opinions were strong about the rights and wrongs of vaccinating children against smallpox and one name which continually popped up in the Belper News and Derby Mercury is Dr Edward Gaylor. Born in Morden, Cambridgeshire in 1832, he moved to Belper as a young man, married Elizabeth Johnson of Little Eaton in 1856 and studied medicine in Edinburgh and Glasgow before setting up a medical practice here. The couple lived on King Street and Bridge Street before moving to The Limes on Chapel Street. Two children were born, Norman and Gertrude. Later he was appointed Medical Officer to Belper, Alfreton and Ripley District Councils and in this position he was not shy of controversy. Smallpox was greatly feared and it was compulsory to vaccinate children. Anyone who refused to present their child would incur a fine and many objections were made to this law. In a medical publication, “Compulsory Vaccination: Defensive and Explanatory”. Dr Gaylor claimed that statistics showed that vaccination worked. To the Belper News in July 1899 he wrote: “the death rate of the unvaccinated is 57.1% compared with 9.5% of those vaccinated. It shows the thoroughness with which the vaccination law is put into effect.” In another letter to the paper he supported measures being considered in Maryland which forced those working with fresh food to accept vaccination or lose their jobs. “Can we in England have more forcible illustration of epidemic and its treatment, than this method adopted by our shrewd, sensible cousins?” He was also worried about measles, also much feared in the nineteenth century. As District Medical Officer, in a precursor of modern lockdown, he asked local churches in Crich to close their Sunday Schools to prevent infections. Non-Conformist Chapels agreed, but the Vicar of Crich refused, to

the dismay of the District Council, which realised that this would only prolong the outbreak. Doctor Gaylor attended many inquests and trials, but not all stories about him are positive. He annoyed Florence Nightingale over an outbreak of typhoid in Holloway when she complained that he had taken a sample of water from a village pump, then forgotten about it. His assistant threw it out because he said it stank and the doctor then announced that the water was unfit for human consumption. This caused consternation in the village and an indignant Florence Nightingale called for a proper scientific analysis of the water. Gaylor’s personal life was tragic. His daughter died at 14 and his son, who was also a doctor, died at 23. His wife Elizabeth died in 1885 and on her grave is inscribed “With God and my children”. His own death in 1906 led to one final demonstration of his belief in modern The Gaylor Family Vault in Belper methods. He was the Cemetary, now overgrown with Ivy and overshadowed by trees. first Belper person to be cremated, leaving instructions that his body should be cremated in Manchester before his ashes were interred in the family vault. Of his bequests, his will stated “no part be expended in outward signs of mourning, as he did not believe in its reality or efficacy.” He was a man of principle and not afraid to speak his mind. Like others I have discovered in the cemetery, I would have liked to have met him. By Viv Scott

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We will be recruiting police officers throughout 2022 and there are lots of different ways to join. From people leaving school or university, people who would like to ‘earn while they learn’ or people joining from another career, there’s an option to suit everyone. It’s a job like no other – whether you’re protecting the vulnerable, saving lives or simply making the community where you work feel safe. It’s exciting, demanding and vitally important work. There are also a variety of staff roles, meaning someone you know could be tackling the problems

which matter to the people of Amber Valley or being there at the end of the phone in their time of need. And for those who only have a few hours to spare, our Special Constabulary gives people the chance to do something rewarding alongside their busy lives. Police Constable Wendy Wright, from Belper’s Safer Neighbourhood team, said: “I have been a beat officer in Belper for two and a half years, after being a traffic cop before that. It’s a pleasure to serve the community in Amber Valley. I find it’s such rewarding work helping vulnerable victims, dealing with their problems and helping them in small ways to make their lives better.” “If anyone is interested in helping the local community and helping them change their lives for the better, I would highly recommend a career in the police service.” Anyone who wants to find out more about any of these opportunities can visit

Community Diary June/July 2022 June: 4th: Children’s bunting workshop with Tan Draig 2.30-3.30pm at Belper Library, Derwent Street DE56 1UQ. Contact Belper Library for tickets & info: 01629 533192, 10th & 12th: Flea Market on Belper Market Place DE56 1FZ 10am – 4pm. For more info contact Dan 07982 919773 or Facebook/Instagram: antiquescentrebelper 11th: Annual Garden Party at St Matthew’s Church, Morley, 2-4pm. To be held on the adjacent croquet lawn (or in Church if wet). Stalls, raffle, refreshments. Admission free; all welcome. 11th: Derby German Group’s ‘Kaffe und Kunchen’ 3pm at Carnero Lounge, 10 St Peter’s Street, Derby DE1 1SH. New members welcome. You don’t need to be a fluent speaker but basic understanding of German would be helpful. Info:, email: 14th: ‘Right Royal Stories’ for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from Rachel Murray and Tim Ralphs. A journey to discover Queens and Kings, Princesses and Princes from across time and around the world! 5.30pm, Belper Library, Derwent Street, Belper DE56 1UQ. Tickets are free but registration is required via (search ‘Right Royal Stories’) 19th: Gong Bath: heal your body, calm the mind, deeply relax. No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. 7-8.30pm, £15. To book contact Rachel: 07816 458784 / 28th: Transition Belper’s Green Exchange with Repair Café, 10am – 1pm at No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. Facebook: transitionbelper; Twitter: @TBelper July: 8th & 10th: Flea Market on Belper Market Place DE56 1FZ. 8th 12-8pm, 10th 10-4pm. For more info contact Dan 07982 919773 or Facebook/Instagram: antiquescentrebelper 9th: Derby German Group’s ‘Kaffe und Kunchen’ 3pm at Carnero Lounge, 10 St Peter’s Street, Derby DE1 1SH. New members welcome. You don’t need to be a fluent speaker but basic understanding of German would be helpful. Info:, email: 23rd: Transition Belper’s Green Exchange with Repair Café, 10am – 1pm at No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. Facebook: transitionbelper; Twitter: @TBelper 24th: Gong Bath: heal your body, calm the mind, deeply relax. No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. 7-8.30pm, £15. To book contact Rachel: 07816 458784 / Please check events with the venue/organiser as the publisher accepts no responsibility if events are changed/cancelled following publication. If you have a one-off event or special excursion for August/September 2022 please email it to Deadline is Wednesday 22nd June 2022.


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Friendship Blooms Show your appreciation for a fellow member of the community; it may be a friend, a family member or maybe someone you’ve come into contact with who provides a wonderful service Beverley Kennedy or who works hard to make a difference. Let All Things Local surprise them with a fresh bouquet of flowers. All Things Local has joined forces with Beverley Kennedy (pictured) from Floraline, Gregory’s Way in Belper, to offer readers the chance to show their appreciation for a fellow member of the community. The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Sophie Redman, the manager of the Oxfam shop in Belper. Sophie was nominated by Ros Tymon on behalf of all the volunteers at the shop. Here’s what Ros wrote: “Sophie is the manager at the Belper Oxfam shop (clothes and bric-a-brac). She has been with the shop for 8 years. She is moving away soon to start a new life in Cornwall with her husband Matt. She will be very much missed by both volunteers and customers alike. During her time as manager she has transformed the shop, making it a huge success for Oxfam and possibly the most well-liked and frequented charity shop in Belper. I, along with the other volunteers, would welcome your consideration for a bouquet for Sophie in recognition of all her hard work and commitment.” Ros Tymon on behalf of all the volunteers at Oxfam, Belper. Nominate someone to receive the next bouquet. All you have to do is state, in no more than 100 words, who you are nominating. Include their address and the reasons why you are nominating them. You can nominate more than one person if they are living/working at the same address… and remember – flowers don’t just have to be for women! The only rule is that the person receiving the flowers must live or work in the distribution area of All Things Local, Belper Edition (listed on front cover). Just write your nomination on a piece of paper and send to Friendship Blooms, All Things Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA or e-mail your nomination to putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include your full name, address and daytime telephone number on your nomination.

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Index Aerials: AMC Aerials Aerials: Satellite Aerial Services Airport Transfers: Holbrook Travel Animal Welfare: The Cat’s Protection League Architect: Green 2K Design Architect: Pilkington Architecture

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Bathrooms: Belper Kitchens & Bathrooms Bathrooms: Best One Bathrooms Bathrooms: Browns Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings Bedrooms: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Blinds: UK Blinds Blinds, Curtains & Shutters: Hillarys Builder’s Merchant/Landscaping Products: Browns Building Work: 3Sixty Property Solutions Building Work: Hilltop Builders Building Work: JJN Building Work: Little Job Building Co Building Work: Simon Owen Response Building Work: TDB Builders

51 47 40 54 54 57 2 40 36 44 36 50 42 50

Car Body Repairs: B A Kelf Car Body Repairs: ChipsAway Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton Car Key Replacement: Belper Car Keys Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: 20Ten Garage Services Carpets & Flooring: Brian Gration Carpets & Flooring: Ian Wilson Carpets & Flooring: Spondon Carpets Carpets & Flooring: T Nutt & Sons Cash for Jewellery, Watches etc Cleaning/Sanitising: Molly Maid Cleaning/Sanitising: Time For You Computer Support: PC Support

32 34 34 32 31 63 53 49 7 16 12 11 11

Dentures: Beautiful Dentures Dog Grooming: Abbie’s Dog Grooming Drivers Wanted: Connect Cars

25 13 14

Education: Derbyshire County Council Adult Education Electrical Goods Retailer: Lester & Nix Electrician: A Hallam Electrician: Andy Hill Electrician: Devenport Electrical Electrician: JB Electrical & Security Systems Electrician: McPherson-Davis Electrician: Midlec Electrician: TME Electrical

69 4 59 56 42 57 39 32 63

Fencing: ColourFence Financial Advice: Belper IFS Florist: Floraline Foot Health: Amber Feet Fuel: Browns/Signal Fuels Funeral Director: Thomas Ryde & Son

38 10 76 27 40 72

Garage Doors: Garolla Garage Doors: Ockbrook Garage Doors Garden Heating & Furniture: Robeys Garden Living: Cabin Master Garden Maintenance: AJS Grounds Maintenance Gutter Clearance: Gutter PRO Gym (Ladies only): Gymophobics

62 62 37 3 36 39 24

78 78

Hearing Specialist: Audiyo Home & Garden Maintenance: The Handyman Lee Hotel: The Derby Hotel Blackpool

79 61 21

Kitchens: Belper Kitchens & Bathrooms Kitchens: Dream Doors Kitchens: Holtams Kitchens: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Kitchens: Sonna Kitchens

51 55 45 54 48

Landscaping: Harrison & Son Landscaping: Langley Landscaping Landscaping: Mount Pleasant Landscaping Log Supplies: Robeys Optician: Belper Opticians Optician: Hurst Opticians

46 35 53 59 1 27

Painting & Decorating: John the Painter Painting & Decorating: Roy Milner Painting & Decorating: TCA Home Maintenance Personal Trainer: Alex Robinson Pest Control: MW Pest Control Plastering: Claxton Plastering Plastering: JM Plastering & Property Maintenance Plastering: McPherson-Davis Plastering: S Beresford Plumbing & Heating: Belper Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating: CB Plumbing & Heating: LEEVA Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating: MDA Plumbing & Heating: Richard Fearn Plumbing & Heating: Woodward Property Maintenance: 3Sixty Property Solutions Property Maintenance: JM Plastering & Property Maintenance Property Maintenance: Simon Owen Response Public House: The Kings Head Duffield Public House: The Spotted Cow

50 73 57 30 44 36 44 39 61 61 44 58 50 56 50 36

Restaurant: Angelo’s Bistro at The King’s Head Restaurant: The Spotted Cow Restaurant, Function Room, Hotel: Horsley Lodge Restaurant, Function Room, Hotel: Morley Hayes

19 23 21 19

Security: Prestige Solicitors: Ellis Fermor & Negus Solicitors: Shacklocks Solicitors: Smith Partnership

39 6 8 9

Taxi: Holbrook Travel Tree Care: Abbey Tree Company Tree Care: ArborEx Tree Care: Charnwood Tree Services Tree Care: Clip ‘Em & Fell ‘Em Tree Care: Greg Long Tree & Garden Services: Pennine Tyres & Exhausts: ETS

11 55 62 42 56 63 44 80

Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Smartglaze Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Trade Windows Windows, Doors, Glass Replacements: JG Glazing Woodburning Stoves: Robeys

47 43 57 37

Yoga: Tabitha Yoga


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