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What is bullying?

Words: Tamara Twigg, Anti-bullying Ambassador, with the Diana Award, for St Mary’s. Definition as: A person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable. The definition was recently changed from “Weaker” to “Vulnerable” due to a campaign from the Diana Award Charity. Started in November 2017 the #IAMNOTWEAK campaign trended worldwide and succeeded in implementing changes to the dictionary definition on the 5 June 2018. With famous faces getting involved including; Philip Schofield, Sir Richard Branson and Holly Willoughby together with famous brands such as Virgin Media supporting the campaign. The dictionary publishers included Oxford,
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On Behalf of the People

Words: Jack Alexander Following the interview we had with Ray Castleton in May’s edition of S40 Local, this week I had the opportunity to see Ray’s latest play, On Behalf of the People, which showed for two nights at Chesterfield College. The experience begins actually before the play itself; music and lighting shifts gradually as the cast greets the audience and, through slight costume change in conjunction with an ageing playlist, the clock is turned back and we find ourselves in the early 1940s, where we rest and the scene is set for a young man, a sergeant, on leave
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BBC Radio 2 500 Words Competition Final: My Experience

Words & Images: Evie Fawcett-Greaves After hearing about the 500 words competition at school, I was so excited to enter with my story ‘Her Surreal Dream’. Although my story didn’t make the final, I was lucky enough to be invited to the final of the competition. On the day, me and my mum woke up at about 4:50 in the morning and got ready. We drove from the hotel to Hampton Court Palace and were directed to the correct car park by the very helpful BBC radio 2 staff. Then we parked up and walked over to the path at
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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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