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Christmas at The Yards – Urban Flamingo

Words: Paul Chapman Images: Mia Foster Photography Repurposed, new and fragrances.  Who are you? Lys & Em, Urban Flamingo What do you sell? “Unique gifts, ethically sourced, candles, soap & shampoo bars, bath bombs, we aim for plastic free where possible. We have a selection of local artisans who rent space from us, we also make items from reclaimed timber, we offer a fully bespoke service when it comes to our hand painted items (you name it, we paint it!)” How did you get to open your own business? “After being in retail for many years and pretty much being
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Christmas at The Yards – Tattoo HQ

  Words: Paul Chapman Images: Mia Foster Photography For unique custom designs. 9 Theatre Lane.  “It’s a big decision to have tattoo artwork and we want the customer to be 100% happy. This approach leads to recommendations, look at our Instagram feedback, it speaks volumes.” Who are you? “I’m Brenden Jones and run the studio with Chris Cross, we’re both local to Chesterfield.” What do you sell? “We’re a custom Tattoo shop and everything we do is unique to the customer. There are four of us in the studio, me and Chris together with Lola Jones and Liv Frost, between
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Christmas at the Yards – Gift Guide.

  Words: Paul Chapman Images: Mia Foster Photography The Yards contains a mix of businesses, selling Apples made of soap, well they look like apples, to Frank Zappa! There is something for everyone, gifts for a few £s, jewellery, fashion, prints, bespoke and unique handmade items, products good for the environment, preloved vinyl looking for a new home, new artwork to hang on the wall or wear on your arm. Across these pages we feature a number of ideas from the five businesses we’ve featured from The Yards. M’s Gallery and Accessories: 1, 10, 12 and 16. Urban Flamingo: 2,
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The ‘P’ Word.

That’s ‘Plastic’ in case you were wondering. Words: Paul chapman& Grace, Old Hall Junior School.  Here at S40 Local we take the environment and our community very seriously. So when Grace, a pupil from Old Hall Junior School, wrote to us about our use of plastics, as a business, I felt we needed to respond and help promote the project. Over the page you will find the letter as it arrived, unedited and unchanged. It challenges us all to consider our use of single use plastics to see if we can change our ways. It is difficult but there are
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There’s always a listening ear at Nenna Kind.

S41 Local Hero: Philip Jarvis Words: Simon Paterson Images: Nenna Kind Philip Jarvis claimed to the be the funniest man who ever lived, to give him his dues, he was a pretty funny guy who put a smile on the face of everyone he met. You would only have to mention his name to someone who knew him and hey presto, there’s the smile. Now, he may not have been the funniest man who lived, but I am certain he was one of the most generous, kind and selfless individuals Chesterfield has ever produced. So why am I writing about
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Winning and Wine

  “It feels incredible to win Chesterfield’s Restaurant of the Year. We were so happy to win the two awards last year and, this year, we are ecstatic to win this – it means so much. We try to use local suppliers and always try and mix up our seasonal menu to keep things exciting” says Hannah. Bottle & Thyme were recently awarded ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Chesterfield Food and Drink awards. The award, sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council, is testament to the time and effort the team have put into the restaurant. Gavin Grainger and his wife
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Walk for health

Turn off the IPAD, put down your phone and get walking at LadyBower Reservoir. Take in the spectacular views, breathe in that fresh air and finish off with a pint of Batemans Yella Belly Gold in The LadyBower Inn. Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get active and become healthier. Walking has so many health benefits, you don’t have to walk for hours just a brisk daily walk has lots of health benefits; trim your waistline, improve your cardiopulmonary system, reduce arthritis pain, improve mental attitude, manage high blood pressure, strengthen your bones, increase your
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It’s Raining Toads & Frogs

“I’ve been surrounded by farm animals for years and this gave me the inspiration to write my first book” When you’re up early delivering milk you get to see the world in a different light. So when the wife of our milkman, Sue Wildgoose, got in touch about her first book, we needed to find out more. Sue was born locally and is one half of the husband and wife team behind Mike Wildgoose Milkman. They deliver milk in ‘plastic free’ traditional glass bottles and run a small holding at Ladywood Farm, Holymoorside. “I’ve been surrounded by farm animals for
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Shhh… It’s Santa

  We’ve had some prior news of Santa appearing in a few places locally, if you see him don’t work him too hard, he’s got a busy few weeks coming up! Chesterfield Canal Santa Claus will be all over the Chesterfield Canal in the build up to Christmas. He will be cruising on four different boats leaving from five different locations. On every trip, he will be welcoming children and adults alike, but it’s essential that you book in advance. The trips are run by the volunteers of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. On all its Santa Special cruises, there is
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Jones & Co Christmas Toy Appeal

As we enter the Christmas holiday season, Chesterfield Champion Jones & Co Independent Financial Advice is asking local businesses and residents to ‘spare a toy and share some joy’ and support them in their Christmas Toy Appeal. All gifts received will be donated to the Nightingale Ward of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital. “Helping our local children is a cause very close to our hearts and we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to give back and make their stay at the Nightingale Ward a little Magical this Christmas”. The Nightingale Ward is a dedicated paediatric ward which offers acute
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