Christmas

Christmas video for ‘Drink Til We Go Home’ filmed in Buxton

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Richard Darn winds back the clock to a wartime Christmas when Yorkshire became ‘bomb alley’

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5 sweet treats for Christmas

Friday, December 15, 2017

Serve a fantastic festive pudding for a memorable finishing touch, writes Emma Mayoh.

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A look at the best Christmas puddings available in Yorkshire

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In the picturesque Lumsdale Conservation Area near Matlock, a craft that dates back to our earliest origins is still being practised. Catherine Roth reports.

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So why does Raymond Blanc sing ‘God Save The Queen’ at Christmas? On a visit to his Knutsford brasserie - Cheshire Life Restaurant of the Year 2017- the chef tells Janet Reeder all about his family’s festive celebration.

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6 great tips for your Christmas cooking

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

We’ve compiled a guide of top tips from culinary experts to help you with your festive feast.

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Christmas

Nigel Powlson talks to Derby’s Gwen Taylor and Morgan Brind who are starring in Beauty and the Beast this Christmas at Derby Arena

Photography: Robert Day

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Nigel Powlson meets the founders of a vibrant local theatre company who will be bringing fun and laughter to the festive season

Photographs: Robert Day

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You may not find a partridge in a pear tree in every local store but you’re almost guaranteed a festive shopping experience with a personal touch, writes Janet Reeder. Here, in no particular order, are 12 of her favourite Cheshire shops,

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Theatre experts set the scene for Christmas at one of Yorkshire’s historic homes

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Staying at home? Helen Moat suggests how to bring some Nordic ‘hygge’ into our lives and enjoy the simple pleasures of the season in Derbyshire and the Peak District

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Pat Ashworth visits Casterne Hall, the home of Charles and Caroline Hurt

Photographs by Andrew Eyley

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Ashley Franklin discovers how some of the people behind the city’s festivities will be spending the holiday season.

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5 festive afternoon teas in Manchester

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Take a break from your festive shopping or the Christmas markets in Manchester and indulge in an afternoon of eating and drinking.

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A look ahead to Christmas in Matlock

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Things to do in Matlock during Christmas

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Actor David Leonard has made an art form out of being villainous in Berwick Kaler’s annual pantomime at the York Theatre Royal. Tony Greenway meets him

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Ad Feature: Order your Derbyshire Countryside Calendar for 2018

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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A look ahead to Christmas in Chesterfield

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Things to do in Chesterfield during Christmas

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A look ahead to Christmas in Buxton

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Things to do in Buxton this Christmas

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Inspiring and unifying the community is a key aim of event organisers in Chester all year round, not just at Christmas, writes Rebekka O’Grady.

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Christmas seems even more appealing in a beautiful rural location, as Mike Glover and photographer Sandy Kitchin discovered

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If you’re tasked with finding a gift for someone who is proud to be from Yorkshire, for under a tenner, we may have the just the thing you are looking for....

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Join In: QUIZ - Can you name these snow scenes in Cheshire?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

How many of these local landmarks can you recognise?

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Join In: QUIZ - Can you name these snow scenes in Lancashire?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

How many of these local landmarks can you recognise?

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Join In: QUIZ - Can you name these snow scenes in Yorkshire?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

How many of these local landmarks can you recognise?

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The town comes into its own in the festive period, as Mairead Mahon discovers.

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The good people of Grassington are banning humbug with a fabulous festival. God bless ’em, every one, says Jo Haywood

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Lucy Cavendish remembers a childhood Christmas at one of our most beautiful historic homes - and the good news is that it’s open for festive fun

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Take a look at some of the finest hampers available in the county.

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Musical events and carols singing for all the family.

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Thousands of deprived children in Cheshire and Manchester wake up to a sack of toys on Christmas morning, thanks to one special Knutsford couple. Rebekka O’Grady met them to find out more.

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