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Celebrating a century.

We chat with Florence Chettle 100 in April 2018   Century: It’s a length of time we tend to think of when collating history, to stratify change and development. It is not however a term we often get to apply to the life of a human being, but to Mrs Florence Chettle it is wholly appropriate, for she has just celebrated her 100th birthday. The card sitting on the chest of drawers in her Holmewood care home room proves it. It has the face of the Queen on it, and she is smiling like she’s midway through patting a child
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eBike Gum!

I get to grips with a bike with a battery! As a cyclist I’ve always been a bit dismissive of eBikes and although it’s Bike Week in June I did question whether I could include this article under that guise!     However, after taking my first ride on an electrically assisted bike I can say that, without a doubt, that it is still a bicycle, and a pretty good one at that. The bike in question is an Orbea Gain D40 Road eBike, lent to me by Rob from Igloo Cycles on Chatsworth Road. I was in buying some
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Introducing the latest addition to the Brampton Mile.

The Crafty Dog “Where have you been all my life?” said a man out walking his dog when he popped in to the Crafty Dog stopping off on his regular walk!     Previously the Red Lion on the corner of Chatsworth Road and Barker Lane, the premises have been full refurbished and in March opened the doors to offer customers a laid-back Craft beer pub with a choice of up to 30 real ales … yes 30! Plus a discerning selection of lagers, ciders, gins, wines and spirits, together with a food menu that should tempt anyone. A perfect
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Chatsworth Road Business Park

Chatsworth Road Business Park Words: Paul Chapman 172 Chatsworth Road is Chatsworth Road Business Park. This old electricity board site is home to a small group of businesses, four of them advertisers with S40 Local. If you’ve never visited, here’s a brief introduction. Noble Motor Servicing Noble Motor Servicing is a family business, Peter Dibble, wife Pippa and son George all work at the Business Park site. “Noble is two businesses in one” explains Peter, “we service and maintain all cars, from A to Z; Austin to an Aston Martin Zagato, from any country, any size, from a smart car
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A marriage of two businesses

Springmount Dental & Aesthetics Husband and wife team Katie and Malcolm Campbell’s new Dental and Facial Aesthetics business, Springmount Dental and Aesthetics (SD&A) in Matlock is stunning from the moment you pull up outside.  More reminiscent of a boutique hotel than a dental practice or a clinical cosmetics business. “We want to make the experience special for the people who come here” says Katie, “to feel like you are here to be pampered, as though you’re visiting a spa.  We want people to enjoy the process or treatment you’re here to see us for.” The business brings together the full
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Pub. Garden. Food. The Bulls Head, Holymoorside.

Mark Aisthorpe is a Michelin star chef and this month celebrates two years as owner and head chef at The Bull’s Head, Holymoorside. Prior to his tenancy The Bull had been through a bit of an uncertain time with various landlords coming and going in quick succession – the village pub, that should be at the centre of the community, was often closed! “We’ve worked hard to get the pub established again and build loyal support from the community” says Mark. “As head chef, I’m in the kitchen every night, I don’t think of myself as landlord, so I think
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Peak Park – On your doorstep… nearly!

What do you know about the Peak District National Park? For instance, did you know you only have to travel 6 miles from the S40 postcode to get into the Park? You can find out all about it by visiting: peakdistrict.gov.uk, including: How many counties stretch into the Park? (Q3) Which long-distance, national footpath starts at Edale in the Park? (Q10) Does it get more or less rainfall than the average for the UK? (Q12) What is the highest point in the Park and how high is it? (Q14) What are the 4 main industries in the Park? (Q19)# How
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All Stars Cricket New to Chesterfield

All Stars Cricket is a new softball sport for 5 to 8 year olds. It began last year and in 2018 has already signed up over 30,000 children nationally. Girls and boys having fun in the sun – but at £40 to £45 for eight weeks, how will it compete with the console or the tablet, never mind football or all the other activities available to tempt kids’ attention? The idea has developed from MILO cricket, a big hit in sports-mad Australia. The kids get their own back-pack with bat and ball – not just for the weekly sessions. There
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Cycling For Heroes

  Some people do good stuff, and some do good stuff purely for the fact that it’s there to do, they do it selflessly, and as a result help others. Chris Radford (right) and Robin Sibley (left) undertake the Big Battlefield Bike Ride in June. Now in its tenth year, the Big Battlefield Bike Ride raises money to support wounded Servicemen and women. The riders travel 310 miles through historic battlefields and, this year, will commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War. Chris and Robin want to do their bit for Help For Heroes, but for Chris
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Paul & Joe Walk Wales

Local father and son team Paul and Joe Crabtree will be walking 177 miles along Offa’s Dyke trail this July to raise money for Ashgate Hospicecare. “I’d planned to do the walk a couple of times in my youth” says Paul, “but each time events conspired against me and I never quite made it. However, when I asked Joe if there was anything he wanted to do after finishing his GCSEs, to my surprise he asked if I fancied doing the walk of Offa’s Dyke with him.” “Joe had volunteered at the Ashgate Hospicecare shops as part of the Duke
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