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The Joy of Christmas Food Shopping

  So with all the Christmas cards posted and the presents wrapped, you’ll be sitting carefully planning what you’re going to eat over the Christmas holidays? Whether a traditional dinner or an alternative, the shops will be closed for a day so you’ll need to get stocked up! If you’re not relishing the tussle at the checkouts and wrestling over the last mince pies why not take a local independent approach to the shopping? Highfield House Farm Shop are now taking their Christmas Orders – and can supply not only Turkeys, Hams for roasting, Beef, Lamb, Pork and the usual
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Framing the Art you Love

Brampton Picture Framers. The art of framing can transform and enhance an image or object. A frame provides focus to the object, can direct attention to a scene and adds interest, as well as offering protection from the elements and environment. Right in here in Brampton we have a small team of framers who amongst the best in the UK at their art. James Ashton from Brampton Picture Framers is one of only a handful of people in the UK qualified to the Guild Commended Framers Advanced Conservation standard for framing. In short that means he has the ability to frame
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Have you seen Chesterfield College recently?

  Digital and Creative small businesses make an important and significant contribution to our local economy. It’s this creative sector that Chesterfield College is supporting through a jointly funded project with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The college has opened up Creative spaces in its newly refurbished West Block, off Sheffield Road, now known as West Studios, to lease to small creative businesses. It’s through this project that S40 Local has found an opportunity to move from the small office based at the back of my kitchen at home, to this shiny (very white) new office. Run by the
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The Chatsworth Road Festival.

A Day Out. As usual my copy week landed at the same time as the Chatsworth Road Festival, but in a frenzy of activity I still managed to get out and about to a few events and rather than go with camera in hand I went as a punter with the family so I could just enjoy it. The first morning dawned with wet and windy weather – to say I was disappointed was an understatement, but I rallied the troops and off we went to the food market at St Thomas’. The weather certainly didn’t put you off, as
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150 years of St Mary’s.

Capturing memories, shaping futures. Issue no. 58 – November 2014.   We’re often told that our school days, are the best days of our life! And St Mary’s Catholic High School has been shaping those days for pupils and staff for 150 years. To celebrate the anniversary they launch their book, ‘St Marys Catholic High School Chesterfield – Celebrating 150 Years’, in December. Leonie Martin, an established author and former bursar of the school has produced the book. Five, year 13 students including Sarah Garland, Ella Heath, Emily Kelly, Laura Dunham and Natasha Williamson, are now working together to promote
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The Market Hall

A chat with Andy Bond from Chesterfield Borough Council Words by Paul Chapman Issue no. 57 – Autumn 2014 Chesterfield Market Hall reopened for business in October 2013 following its total refurbishment. I met up with Andy Bond, Chesterfield’s Town Centre Operations Manager, to see how things are working out. “We got off to a great start” says Andy. “The Market Hall won the National Association of British Market Authorities’ award for best small indoor market 2013.” Chesterfield’s market is one of very few remaining markets that sit in the heart of a town. It plays an important part in
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Nonsolovino

Translates: Not only wine. Words by Paul Chapman.  Issue no. 57 – Autumn 2014. Nonsolovino means ‘not only wine’ and at Chatsworth Road’s Michelin recommended restaurant, the food and the wine certainly stand on equal footing New owners Michele Muccilli and Francesca Ventura took over the business in January this year and are intent on ensuring they stay on the Michelin map. “Food integrates with the wine selection – they go hand in hand” explains Michele. “To understand and experience the wines, you need good food and that’s what we’re about – the best food with fine wines – a
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Markets Festival

Friday 24 October to Saturday 1 November. Issue no. 57 – Autumn 2014. Words by Paul Chapman. Another Festival celebration this time the Chesterfield Market Festival 2014. Get down and help to celebrate all that the markets have to offer and you may discover that there really is something for everyone! There are walks, competitions, markets, festivals, events and not forgetting ‘yarn bombing’ to attend. A full week of events is shown on the page opposite and there’s lots more info available about the events and festival news online so please be sure to visit: www.chesterfieldfestival.co.uk Chesterfield Borough Council would
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“that’s iDeal”

Words by Paul Chapman. Issue no. 57 – Autumn 2014. If you’re looking to support a local business when you make your next flooring purchase, whether you want UK brands, contemporary striped carpets, traditional wool, laminates, vinyls, real woods or LVT’s such as Polyfloor. Kevin Howarth at IDeal carpets is sure he can offer competitive prices and high quality service. His business, iDeal Carpets sits on the first floor of 131 next to Nonnas restaurant. Kevin has been in the carpet business now for 20 years and loves being his own boss. “My overheads are low, I measure and quote
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Equity Release Explained

Simon Chalk from Age Partnership explains Equity Release and if it’s right for you. Issue no. 57 – Autumn 2014. Words by Simon Chalk. As property prices continue to climb skywards a record number of homeowners are benefitting by releasing some of the equity, enabling themselves and their families to put the money to good use today, when it is often most needed. Equity release plans are becoming increasingly popular as they allow some of the value in our homes to be taken out of the property and used for anything you can think of. With one of the country’s
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