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This Weeks Chesterfield Cinema Listings (23rd - 29th June)

This Weeks Chesterfield Cinema Listings (23rd - 29th June)Friday 23rd June 2017

Find all this week's Chesterfield Cineworld Cinema listings here.

Whether you fancy the latest releases, or 'catching that film you really want to see on the big screen but haven't managed to get to yet', some Special Events and Advance Screenings, or the kids fancy a traditional 'Saturday Morning film' for just a quid (including fun and games) - you'll find it all here.

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Which Is Better? Chesterfield 'Staycation' Or Holiday Abroad?

Which Is Better? Chesterfield 'Staycation' Or Holiday Abroad?Wednesday 14th June 2017 Summer is finally here and the sun is just about shining - the time of year that nearly everybody looks forward to! But, there is a big question hanging in the air that we all need to take a look at: should you stay in Chesterfield for the summer or book a last minute holiday?

There is a lot to consider when you plan for summer and there is a lot to see and do, so don't make your mind up too quickly. Whether you grab your ESTA Visa or your picnic basket, it's bound to be a great summer either way.

What's going on? You won't be short of things to do this summer... READ MORE...

Royal Ascot 2017: The Fillies And Flutters Are Back!

Royal Ascot 2017: The Fillies And Flutters Are Back!Wednesday 26th April 2017 One of the biggest social events of the year, Royal Ascot, gives punters the chance to get dressed up and mingle with high society.

Now welcoming 300,000 racegoers per event and watched in over 200 countries, the event at Royal Ascot has been established over the course of 300 years. In 1711, Queen Anne discovered that the area now known as Ascot (formerly East Cote) was perfect for horses to gallop at full stretch. The first ever race meeting was held later that year, and the rest, as they say, is history.

The Act of Enclosure was passed in 1813 which ensured... READ MORE...

The Grand National - William Hill Gives Some Betting Tips

The Grand National - William Hill Gives Some Betting TipsTuesday 4th April 2017 The Grand National is a popular betting event globally. The big race will give many people that don't bet a flutter!

Up to 40 horses are expected to participate in the race this year - but, before you place your bet, you definitely want to know about Grand National best odds.

Grand National Betting Runners: The race can be considered a slow burner where the lead changes several times. Last year, it was after the 26th fence that The Last Samuri successfully passed Many Clouds and things began to heat up, and even though Rule the World made a blunder on the 27th, he... READ MORE...

Staveley's Exciting New Investment For Club And Community

Staveley's Exciting New Investment For Club And CommunityMonday 20th March 2017 Toolstation NCEL Premier Division football club Staveley MWFC have announced the formalisation of plans for the Club to pursue the laying of a '3G' artificial pitch at Inkersall Road in time for the commencement of the 2018/2019 playing season.

The plans will aid the local community of Staveley and further afield, by providing both training and football match availability throughout the year.

Staveley is a robust area, full of both young (and old) male and female footballers, all of whom the club's Chairman Terry Damms believes deserve... READ MORE...

Pedal Power Comes To Chesterfield With Women's Tour 2017

Pedal Power Comes To Chesterfield With Women's Tour 2017Thursday 16th March 2017 Wednesday saw the launch of Stage Four of the Women's Cycle Tour in Chesterfield.

Attended by competitors and Councillors, the event showcased just why this stage of the tour, which travels through scenic parts of the Peak District, commands such interest.

This stage of The Women's Tour will be held in Derbyshire on Saturday 10th June 2017. The 81-mile race will begin and end in Chesterfield and visit areas including the Derbyshire Peak District, Wirksworth, Belper... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Cathy Wants To Share Her Secret To Weight Loss Success

Cathy Wants To Share Her Secret To Weight Loss Success at her new Slimming World group at Doe Lea on 2nd January 2017Saturday 24th December 2016 To celebrate the start of 2017, a slimming expert from Chesterfield is sharing her secret for successful slimming to help local people make their healthy New Year’s resolutions a reality.

Two years ago as a busy working mum of two, Cathy could not bare to watch the scales keep creeping up anymore, "I found I used to wear large baggy clothes to hide my size" she shares.

"After suffering a Slap Tear in my shoulder, it stopped me from attending my local gym and from doing the day to day chores, which caused even..." READ MORE...

Kelly Said "No" To Dieting - And Dropped 3 Dress Sizes!!!

Kelly Said No To Dieting - And Dropped 3 Dress Sizes!!! She starts a new Slimming World Group at Grassmoor Community Centre on 29th December 2016Saturday 24th December 2016 A slimmer who transformed her life by dropping 3 dress sizes is using her success to shape a whole new career helping other people change their lives and achieve their weight loss dreams too.

Kelly decided to join Slimming World after she could no longer fit into her size 18 clothes! "I wasn't going shopping unless it was for clothes a size smaller. So I made the decision to join Slimming World.

"I was excited, but very nervous. Literally having tried every fad diet under the sun - with little or no results! I was very apprehensive..." READ MORE...

No Need To Pretend Anymore - I Can Now Say I Like Who I Am!

No Need To Pretend Anymore - I Can Now Say I Like Who I Am! Niki starts her own Slimming World group at St John's Church in Walton On 7th January 2017Saturday 24th December 2016 Slimmer Niki, who transformed her life by losing over 4 stone, is using her success to shape a whole new career helping other people change their lives and achieve their weight loss dreams too.

Before her journey began, Niki's weight was something that she tried not to acknowledge as it crept up and up, "I was stuck in a rut and food was my comfort and my enemy all rolled into one.

"I came across as confident, but inside, I was full of doubt. It was all pretence. The jolly persona, the painted on smile - people would never have..." READ MORE...

Roll Up, Roll Up For Your Chesterfield Christmas Bargains

Roll Up, Roll Up For Your Chesterfield Christmas BargainsSaturday 3rd December 2016 Christmas shoppers need look no further than Chesterfield markets for their festive food and presents this year.

Chesterfield Borough Council is holding extra markets in the run-up to Christmas with a variety of produce from local suppliers and special present ideas.

There will be a market taking place each day from Thursday 8th December until Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December.

This will include the monthly farmers' market on Thursday... READ MORE...

Staveley MWFC's Club House Is Open For Parties & Functions

Staveley MWFC's Club House Is Open For Parties & FunctionsMonday 31st October 2016 The beautifully appointed Club House at Staveley MWFC's Inkersall Road Football Ground is now available to book as the perfect venue for your Party or Function.

Extensively refurbished and modernised, it's the ideal place to stage your event - from a children's birthday party through to a Wedding Reception.

Catering for buffets (hot or cold) through to 3 course dinners and fully licensed, the Club House allows space for a dance floor and DJ/Band stage to add to your events options... READ MORE...

Markham Vale McDonald's Introduces Table Service

The Markham Vale McDonald's Introduces Table ServiceMonday 31st October 2016 The McDonald's restaurant in the M1 Commerce Park at J29a, has undergone a new, exciting transformation following investment to improve the experience for local customers.

The restaurant will feature the option for customers to have their food delivered direct to their table.

Digital innovation is at the heart of the transformation. The big changes focus on providing customers with more choice as to how they order and pay, adapting how the food is prepared and served and offering new technological... READ MORE...

'The Unknown Warrior' - An Evening With John Chester

'The Unknown Warrior' - An Evening With John Chester at Chesterfield's Western Front AssociationThursday 20th October 2016 Chesterfield's Western Front Association presents John Chester's talk on Unknown Soldiers and the Unknown Warrior.

John's talk begins with a quick look at some of the other Unknown Soldiers of the Great War, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Germany and the USA, telling the stories of their choosing, burial and memorials.

It then moves on to an in depth look at the British Unknown Warrior - how he was chosen, his return to the UK and his journey to Westminster Abbey for his interment, and then on to how it affected ordinary people. The talk ends... READ MORE...

The Doc Said 'New Hips' - So Rachel Said 'New Body'!

The Doc Said 'New Hips' - So Rachel Said 'New Body'! New Slimming World Group opens in DuckmantonMonday 10th October 2016 Rachel Pierce, who has transformed her life after a double hip operation, is using her success to shape a whole new career helping other people change their lives.

Rachel, a mum of three, now grown up children found that after each pregnancy, she gained more weight. "I did manage to get some of the weight off myself by trying various diets but after each child was born, I found I was just getting heavier."

She was also starting to find it harder to get around, born with the condition, bi-lateral hip displasia, it meant that she suffered from a lot of pain in... READ MORE...

Consultation On Future Use Of Old Queen's Park Sports Centre

Consultation On Future Use Of Old Queen's Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield Wednesday 14th September 2016 A six-week consultation is being held by Chesterfield Borough Council to get the public's views on the future use of the old Queen's Park Sport Centre site.

Councillors recently granted planning permission to demolish the old building, in Boythorpe Road, which closed when the new £11.25 million Queen's Park Sports Centre opened in January.

A range of different possible future uses for the site have been considered and tested against four criteria. From these, the council's preferred option... READ MORE...

BBC Antiques Series 'Flog It' Comes To Chesterfield

BBC Antiques Series 'Flog It' Is Coming To Barrow Hill, ChesterfieldWednesday 31st August 2016 Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Derbyshire on Thursday 29th September.

Flog It recently filmed its 1,000th episode and the 16th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of over two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre near Chesterfield will be hosting the Flog It valuation day. Rather like a treasure hunt, members of the public are invited to visit the unique heritage attraction with up to three antiques or... READ MORE...

'Zeppelin Raid On Nottingham' Talk With John Beech At WFA

'Zeppelin Raid On Nottingham' Talk With John Beech At WFA, Chesterfield BranchWednesday 24th August 2016
WFA Member and regular attendee at Chesterfield Branch meetings, John Beech has undertaken meticulous research into the Zeppelin raids over Nottingham and Nottinghamshire during The Great War.

At his talk on Tuesday 6th September at 7:30pm, he will look at the German air strategy at the beginning of the war, how the city of Nottingham prepared, the first fatality, Zeppelin raids in the County, including Retford and the major raid on the city of Nottingham on September 24th 1916. John will sum up by questioning if the Zeppelin raids were a failed strategy... READ MORE...

Planning Committee To Decide On Sports Centre Demolition

Planning Committee To Decide On Old Queen's Park Sports Centre DemolitionTuesday 23rd August 2016 A planning application seeking permission to demolish the former Queen's Park Sports Centre will be decided by councillors at the end of August.

Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee will decide if the building, which closed at the end of December 2015, can be demolished, with landscaping of the site carried out until plans are developed for the future use of the land.

The existing building, in Boythorpe Road, has to be demolished because it is no longer economically viable to keep running due to not being... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Medieval Market A 'Roaring' Success

Chesterfield Medieval Market A 'Roaring' SuccessFriday 29th July 2016
Chesterfield celebrated its annual Chesterfield Medieval Market on Tuesday - with thousands flocking to Market Square to try their luck on tombolas, raffles and fun activities.

However the day, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council has a more serious side, aiming to raise money for and raise the profiles of charities locally.

Those taking part included Chesterfield Soroptomists and staff from Nenna Kind Cancer Centre who dressed up in Medieval costumes... READ MORE...

Old Queen's Park Leisure Centre Demolition Plans

Old Queen's Park Leisure Centre Demolition Plans to be submittedSaturday 11th June 2016 A planning application will be submitted within the next two weeks seeking permission to demolish the old Queen's Park Sports Centre site in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Borough Council has also confirmed it plans to carry out a public consultation on three or four options for future uses of the site between Monday 22nd August and Friday 30th September.

The old Queen's Park Sports Centre, on Boythorpe Road, closed at the end of December 2015, a few days before the new £11.25 million... READ MORE...

The Legendary Flying Scotsman's Flying Visit To Chesterfield

The Legendary Flying Scotsman Visits ChesterfieldWednesday 8th June 2016 Hundreds of people lined the route as the Flying Scotsman passed through Chesterfield over the weekend.

The world famous locomotive, now in the possession of The National Railway Museum, was on a journey across the region - passing through the town at lunchtime on Saturday 4th June, before taking on water at New Whittington's former station where it was greeted by a wall of cameras and well wishers.

The train - often thought of as one of the iconic steam engines - was pulling several coaches of passengers, enjoying a trip from... READ MORE & AUDIO...

1,795 First Aiders Break World Record At The Proact

First Aiders Break World Record At The ProactSaturday 21st May 2016 A World Record attempt for the most people at one time learning simple, life saving first aid skills has been a resounding success.

1,795 school children and local residents took part in a World Record attempt and undertook a first aid lesson at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, at the same time.

The previous World Record was held by Emirates Transport in Abu Dhabi on 27th April 2013 and saw 1700 participants take part.

The World Record attempt was organised by the... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Running The Race To Fight Cancer

Running The Race To Fight CancerMonday 16th May 2016
More than 1,200 people are expected to walk, jog and run through Chesterfield town centre this Sunday, 22nd May, in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, leaving the Town Hall at 10.30 am.

As usual, some car parks and roads will be closed for periods of the day while the race takes place in the town centre.

To enable the event to run smoothly, Chesterfield Borough Council will temporarily close: Queens Park North car park, Rose Hill car park and... READ MORE...

Cheers! Local Pub's Victory Over Retail Development Giants

Cheers! Local Pub's Victory Over Retail Development GiantsThursday 7th April 2016 Local campaigners are celebrating today after winning their battle to keep a local pub open amid plans to turn it into a convenience store.

Friends of The Wellington have received a letter from New River Retail stating that the development company has withdrawn plans to convert the premises to a Co-operative store.

Whittington villagers had been furious at the proposed change, and had successfully fought to gain Asset of Community Value status after a packed... READ MORE...

Another Rare Bird Visits The Area

Another Rare Bird Visits The AreaFriday 25th March 2016
It seems that the area in which we live has become popular with tourists of the feathered kind in recent months.

After the prolonged stay of the Crag Martin back in November 2015, it is now reported that another rare visitor to UK shores has visited Carr Vale nature reserve this week.

The Glossy Ibis, normally more a fan of warmer climes, has taken in a short break at the reserve run and maintained by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and Nick Brown, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's enquiries officer says it's a... READ MORE...

£1.17m Lottery Boost For Barrow Hill Railway Roundhouse

£1.17m Lottery Boost For Barrow Hill Railway RoundhouseThursday 17th March 2016 Britain's only surviving operational railway roundhouse is set for a major revamp after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed funding of £1,170,600.

The money will be used to repair and refurbish Barrow Hill Roundhouse in Derbyshire, transforming it into a nationally-important museum.

A new entrance, shop and cafe will be created alongside high quality new visitor facilities, a dedicated learning and meeting space and a conservation workshop. A wide range of learning, training and skills activities will accompany... READ MORE...

Community Funding Of Derbyshire's Voluntary Hospitals

Community Funding Of Derbyshire's Voluntary HospitalsThursday 3rd March 2016 Derbyshire residents can find out how in the early twentieth century, local communities rallied around their voluntary hospitals to offer support and financial backing, at a talk at Derbyshire County Council's Record Office.

The talk is by Eddie Cheetham who has used the Record Office extensively for his research. This research has focused on Derbyshire hospitals situated in rural areas and smaller urban neighbourhoods. He has looked specifically at how money was raised for these hospitals - not only by local gentry but also by the community at large, and how the hospitals were maintained day-to-day by... READ MORE...

TV Stardom For Chesterfield Teen

TV Stardom For Chesterfield TeenTuesday 2nd February 2016 A teenager from Chesterfield has been selected from thousands of young people across the country to be one of the faces of a national advertising campaign.

Rae Griffiths, 17, appears in the advert for the country's flagship youth programme, National Citizen Service (NCS). She is one of 20 NCS participants featured in the campaign which can been seen on TV and at various out of home locations until mid-March 2016.

Rae completed NCS, a four week part-residential programme for... READ MORE...

Corrie Star Kym Marsh Visits Brand New Fitness Centre

Corrie Star Kym Marsh Visits Chesterfield's Brand New Fitness CentreSunday 10th January 2016 "I'm 40 this year and I wanted to come into my forties being as fit as I can! I changed my lifestyle and it's helped me a lot. It's hopefully helping other people!" That was actress, singer and fitness guru Kym Marsh speaking to The Chesterfield Post as she visited the newly opened Queen's Park Sports Centre on Saturday, and spoke to many users of the facilities on Boythorpe Road.

The centre has been made possible by funding of £6.725 million from Chesterfield Borough Council, £2.5 million from Chesterfield College, as part of a partnership agreement, £2 million of National Lottery funding... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Chesterfield's New Queen's Park Sports Centre Opens

New Queen's Park Sports Centre Opens in ChesterfieldFriday 8th January 2016
"We're here to make a difference to the community of Chesterfield!" That was Principal of Chesterfield College (and former student) Stuart Cutforth, as he and other dignitaries officially opened the new Queen's Park Sports Centre on Thursday morning.

The Chesterfield Borough Council-run centre has already created a buzz - with 820 people having signed up for membership in the last 3 months alone - having opened its doors on Tuesday 5th January, and will open from 6.30am Monday to Friday and from 8am on Saturday and Sunday... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...

REAL TIME Live's Very Own 'Live Aid' Gig This Sunday

REAL TIME Live's Very Own 'Live Aid' Gig This SundaySaturday 5th December 2015 REAL TIME Live are holding a Live Aid style gig called 'Action for Alexander' on Sunday 6th December from 4pm onwards.

All funds raised are in aid of the appeal for Alexander Vinson, a 2 year old boy who has just arrived in the USA to begin Proton Therapy Treatment on a rare brain tumour, which the NHS didn't fund treatment for.

Raising £150,000 or more has been the target - and with only £5,000 to go to reach that minimum target, you can help achieve this on Sunday - simply by having a fantastic night out! READ MORE...

Chesterfield Duo Will Have The 'X Factor' This Weekend

Chesterfield Duo Will Have The 'X Factor' This WeekendSaturday 5th December 2015 A performance by friends, Laura McNeice and Charlotte Breedon from Chesterfield, will be aired to millions during The X Factor ad breaks this Sunday.

Programme sponsor TalkTalk TV chose Laura and Charlotte's rendition of 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues to appear in one of the 'BopHeads' festive music videos on Sunday night's show.

Health workers Laura, 28, and Charlotte, 24, said on hearing the news, "We can't believe we have been chosen to appear this weekend!..." READ MORE...

All 'Sett' For Derbyshire's Badgers With Ben On ITV

All 'Sett' For Derbyshire's Badgers With Ben On ITVWednesday 18th November 2015 Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's badger vaccination programme is to feature on ITV’s Countrywise with Ben Fogle next week.

Ben
and the Countrywise team joined Trust volunteers in Edale to see how badger vaccination is carried out.

Tim Birch, Head of Advocacy and Conservation Strategy said, "The team remarked on what a fantastic experience it was to witness a badger vaccination first hand and didn't mind the 4.30am start! And Ben Fogle was really impressed with our work." READ MORE...

Hasland Born Drummer Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor Dies

Hasland Born Drummer Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor DiesFriday 13th November 2015
Former Motorhead drummer, Hasland born Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor has died aged 61.

Guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke wrote on Facebook, "My dear friend and brother passed away last night... He was one hell of a character."

Born in Hasland in Chesterfield, Taylor was drummer for Motorhead for 14 years in two periods between 1975 and 1992 - alongside Clarke and frontman 'Lemmy' - and he featured on all the band's biggest hits, including Ace of Spades... READ MORE...

Young People's Achievements Celebrated At The Proact

Young People's Achievements Celebrated At The ProactFriday 6th November 2015 The efforts of several inspirational young people were celebrated at the Proact last week, as the third annual Chesterfield FC Community Trust Junior Awards took place in the Zoe Edge Room at the Community Hub.

Attended by around eighty youngsters and their families as well as some of the sponsors, the awards featured montage videos showing last season's action as well as the work of the Trust

Chester the Fieldmouse was on hand as was the... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Antiques Roadshow At Bolsover To Be Screened On 1st Nov

Antiques Roadshow At Bolsover To Be Screened On 1st NovMonday 26th October 2015 Antiques Roadshow with Fiona Bruce visited Bolsover Castle during the Summer, where treasures included a rare jade pendant found in a garden, a painting by novelist D.H. Lawrence and a huge collection of vintage hats.

The team are transported back to childhood by a complete set of Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' books while a vast collection of vintage hats draws a crowd as Fiona meets a woman whose hobby has become a full time profession.

Books specialist Justin Croft got a new insight into... READ MORE...

Roll Up, Roll Up, For The 2015 Chesterfield Market Festival

Roll Up, Roll Up, For The 2015 Chesterfield Market FestivalFriday 23rd OCtober 2015 Chesterfield's 2015 market festival takes place from Thursday 29th October to Saturday 31st October, offering a host of fun for all the family.

The annual event, run by Chesterfield Borough Council, sees a range of activities in and around Chesterfield town centre.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: "The market festival attracts thousands of residents and visitors to the town each year." READ MORE...

A 'Call To Arms' From The Trojans' Chairman

A 'Call To Arms' From The Trojans' Chairman - Staveley MWFC's Terry DammsSaturday 17th October 2015
The raising of sponsorship is simply vital to the existence of any non-league football club - and Chesterfield's own non-league club, Staveley MWFC, is no different.

Staveley's Chairman Terry Damms
has this week called for support from local businesses and community, stating that around 50% of Staveley MWFC's in-flow of funds is from gate receipts, the shop, café and bar, while the other 50% is secured entirely by sponsorship, without which, the club would continue to trade - but not as it does in it's current business model... READ MORE...

Blooming Borough Retains Silver Gilt

Blooming Borough Retains Silver GiltTuesday 6th October 2015 Chesterfield has retained its silver gilt award in the annual East Midlands in Bloom awards.

The judges from the awards made their visit to the town this summer and were given a guided tour of the borough and commented on the many improvements that have been made in the last year.

They were particularly impressed with the floral displays in the town centre, the parks and open spaces, including our five Green Flag awarded parks, community involvement at sites including Boythorpe Allotments as well... READ MORE...

1890 (Chesterfield) Squadron Have A New Home

1890 (Chesterfield) Squadron Have A New HomeFriday 2nd October 2015
The Air Training Corp's (ATC) 1890 (Dronfield) Squadron have a new training centre on Hartington Road, Dronfield and hope to attract new recruits to join them.

The Cadets' new training centre was officially opened on 30th September by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR, the Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation, and was an opportunity for guests to see a series of Cadet award presentations, and to witness the unveiling of a plaque formally opening the new building. READ MORE...

Barley Mow Hoping For Enterprise Community Heroes Award

Barley Mow Hoping For Enterprise Community Heroes AwardFriday 2nd October 2015 A Chesterfield pub is in line to win a national award after being recognised for its commitment to helping the local community.

The Barley Mow
, in Langer Lane, Wingerworth, is a finalist in Enterprise Inns' Community Heroes Awards, next month.

Publican Tony Quigley said the pub has has developed fundraising events and set up a foundation, and has even established a museum of mining, featuring around 100 tools, artefacts and pictures. The Barley Mow is also the focus for the Shay Ryan Foundation, set up to support local good causes... READ MORE...

Staveley MWFC Facilities Open To All As Finance Secured

Staveley Facilities Open To All After Financial Aid GrantedWednesday 30th September 2015 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL
Following the success of Staveley MWFC's grant application with the financial aid of Viridor Ltd., the club is now in a position to offer it's newly secured facilities for hire.

Erection of the perimeter fence around the Chantry playing fields on Inkersall Road in Staveley, where there are three football pitches, provides a secure environment for Staveley MWFC's club teams - as well as others - to play and train.

They have seen a marked improvement in the playing surfaces... READ MORE...

New Future Planned For Chesterfield's Former Co-op Store

New Future Planned For Chesterfield's Former Co-op StoreTuesday 29th September 2015 A planning application is to be submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council seeking permission to convert the town's landmark former Co-op store for a mixed leisure and restaurant use.

The large site in Elder Way has been empty since the town's Co-op department store shut its doors to customers for the final time in July 2013.

Now, Central England Co-operative, which still owns the site, is working in partnership with Jomast Developments Ltd, who will shortly submit a planning application for a scheme. READ MORE...

The 2015 Chatsworth Road Festival Is Just Days Away

The 2015 Chatsworth Road Festival Is Just Days AwayMonday 28th September 2015
One of Chesterfield's newest, and most popular events is now just days away from opening.

Months in the planning, the hugely popular Chatsworth Road Festival - now in it's fifth year - starts this week, and the four-day event will once again be crammed full of activities to suit all ages.

In fact it's so anticipated that would-be visitors are advised by organisers that some activities are already sold out but for many, it's just 'turn up on the...' READ MORE...

Man Charged Following Creswell Burglary

Man Charged Following Creswell BurglaryFriday 11th September 2015 A 27-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with an incident in Creswell.

Sometime between 7am and 4pm on Sunday, September 5th, burglars used a brick to smash the rear glass door of a property on Wellbeck Street in Creswell.

Once inside they searched the property and made off with a number of items, including an iPad, iPhone, laptop and jewellery.

As officers carried out enquiries in the area, they received... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Museum Exhibition Remembers Town's Vital Past

Exhibition Remembers Town's Vital PastWednesday 15th July 2015
Visitors to Chesterfield Museum can remember Chesterfield's retail past in a new exhibition.

Shops and Shopping
runs at the popular Chesterfield Borough Council attraction from Saturday 25th July until Saturday 10th October.

The exhibition will examine how Chesterfield's shopping habits have changed over the past 200 years and will feature historic images of shops which might bring back memories for people. READ MORE...

Staveley Armed Forces Day

Staveley Armed Forces Day This WeekendFriday 10th July 2015 The Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association will once again 'Fly the Flag' in tribute to military and civilian services personnel at a two day Armed Forces event taking place at Poolsbrook Country Park, Chesterfield this weekend - Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th.

This is the fifth time that this event has been held and a number of distinguished guests will be attending.

The Royal Navy will be represented by Commander NATO Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, who has the honour of reading... READ MORE...

New Fitness & Leisure Centre Taking Shape At Queen's Park

New Fitness & Leisure Centre Taking Shape At Queen's ParkWednesday 1st July 2015 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Eight months after work began, Chesterfield's flagship new Leisure Centre is beginning to take shape.

After the first sod was cut on the £9.3 million project to replace the Queen's Park Sports Centre in September, the structure is now built and many of the facilities inside are beginning to be fitted on the site - the former Queen's Park Annexe on Boythorpe Road.

The centre is being paid for by £4.8 million from... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Ibbotson's Scoop Top Award At 2015 Chesterfield Retail Awards

Ibbotson's Scoop Top Award At 2015 Chesterfield Retail AwardsTuesday 30th June 2015 One of Chesterfield's oldest businesses, Ibbotson's Fresh Quality Produce, has been crowned Retailer of the Year at the 2015 Retail Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with Learning Unlimited.

Established in 1945 Ibbotson’s is, this year, celebrating its 70th year of trading. As well as being a regular sight on the market it has recently diversified into online ordering which has widened its customer base by bringing Chesterfield’s market to those who are unable to come into town or are at work during opening hours. As well as Retailer of the Year, Ibbotson’s also scooped the title of... READ MORE...

New 'Wingers' On Show At Staveley MWFC

New 'Wingers' On Show At Staveley MWFCWednesday 17th June 2015 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
As part of an ongoing programme of providing events, live entertainment and shows to engage and entertain the local community, Staveley MWFC are delighted to be able to announce a Birds of Prey show at Inkersall Road.

Staveley MWFC welcome 'The Birds Of Prey' show to their Inkersall Road ground on Sunday 28th June 2015.

With a mid-morning and mid afternoon flight demonstration of various Eagles and Vultures and a static demonstration of a variety of other hawks... READ MORE...

Xplorer Events Set To Challenge Families

Xplorer Events Set To Challenge FamiliesFriday 12th June 2015 Families are being encouraged to explore their local park as part of a new series of Xplorer events to be held at Hornscroft Park in Bolsover.

Bolsover District Council
and Bolsover District Village Games have joined forces to provide the Xplorer events which are family friendly navigational challenges that offer fun, adventure and education for all ages.

Developed by British Orienteering, Xplorer gives children the chance to gain new skills such as map reading, decision making and working... READ MORE...

A Guide To Royal Ascot 2015

The UK has its fair share of special events in the horse racing world, but one of the most exciting and luxurious is Royal Ascot.Monday 1st June 2015 The UK has its fair share of special events in the horse racing world, but one of the most exciting and luxurious is Royal Ascot.

Taking place between Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th June, this five-day long event is the most valuable race meetings in the country.

As well as six races per day, Royal Ascot is all about fashion, fine dining and fascinators, and even earns a visit from the Queen and her family. This is definitely not an experience to miss, so here is a guide to the event, the races and how to make the most of this momentous week. READ MORE...

Residents To Choose Artwork For New Sports Centre

Residents To Choose Artwork For New Sports CentreSaturday 30th May 2015 Residents can have their say on the artwork which will grace the new Queen's Park Sports Centre.

There are three options of the artwork which will be outside the new Chesterfield Borough Council facility, which is currently under construction.

The three options are: Heartbeat - designed by Nottinghamshire sculptor Michael Johnson. The design shows an image of a regular heartbeat symbolising wellbeing and exercise. At 12 metres long and 2.8 metres high, the design would be made of stainless steel with mosaic and bronze elements; the second... READ MORE...

FootGolf To 'Kick Off' At Local Golf Course

FootGolf To 'Kick Off' At Local Golf CourseWednesday 27th May 2015 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
The latest sporting craze has made its way to the region - and is set to kick off at one of Chesterfield's most popular golf courses.

FootGolf, a hybrid of golf and football, will be available at Tapton Park Golf Course from 1st June.

The game is played in the same format as golf but with the use of footballs instead of golf balls and requires players to kick rather than use a club. The player who plays the 12 hole course in the fewest shots... READ MORE...

The Burlington Opens In Chesterfield After £300k Investment

The Burlington Opens In Chesterfield After £300k InvestmentTuesday 26th May 2015 A brand new pub has opened in Chesterfield following a £300,000 investment of the building. The Burlington, which has been named after the street on which it resides, opened its doors on Friday 22nd May for a celebratory launch party.

The pub, which sits next door to Chesterfield's famous Crooked Spire, will create three new positions for local people in addition to retaining existing staff. It has opened as a traditional town centre pub offering its customers a warm welcome, great value food, cask and craft ales, fantastic sports viewing facilities and music led entertainment at weekends. READ MORE & AUDIO.....

Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Gets Down To 'Brass Tax'

Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Gets Down To 'Brass Tax'Tuesday 19th May 2015

Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club welcomed The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps on the night of May 16th in order to raise money for Help For Heroes.

Chesterfield's prestigious venue, The Winding Wheel, set the scene for the series of orchestral performances with accompaniments from Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Band, as well as vocals from The Perfect Pitch Children's Choir who opened the show, all before welcoming the Royal Armoured Corps to the stage for a full brass set with musical director, Major Mark Aldridge at the... READ MORE...

Museum's Art Installation Remembers Chesterfield Stokers

Museum's Art Installation Remembers Chesterfield StokersTuesday 19th May 2015
A special art installation at Chesterfield Museum will remember local men who served as stokers in the First World War.

Sheffield-based Kidology Arts will take over art gallery space with a large scale art installation based on the local men who were stokers in the Royal Navy during the First World War.

This will be on display at the Chesterfield Borough Council attraction will run from Saturday 23rd May until Saturday 18th July... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Visitor's Information Center Highly Commended

Chesterfield Visitor's Information Center Highly CommendedMonday 18th May 2015 Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre has been highly commended in a prestigious industry awards ceremony.

The centre in Rykneld Square, operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, received the accolade in the visitor information provider category of the VisitEngland awards for excellence 2015.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: "The VisitEngland awards for excellence are prestigious national awards and I am proud..." READ MORE...

Brit Award Winners BLAKE Coming To Town

Brit Award Winners BLAKE Coming To TownThursday 30th April 2015 They've performed for HM The Queen, at Wembley and Wimbledon on centre court, and now Brit-Award winners BLAKE are bringing their refined new sound to Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre, this Friday, 1st May 2015.

Re-inspired by the enduring trio harmonies of The Three Tenors, The Bee Gees, The Lettermen and Boyz-II-Men, BLAKE's latest concert show entitled 'In Harmony' sees them combining classic songs from their first four albums, with exclusive new songs from their critically acclaimed 5th album 'In Harmony' which was released earlier this year... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...

Derbyshire Meets Spain In Steve Perez's 'Mi Casa' Cookbook

Derbyshire Meets Spain In Steve Perez's new 'Mi Casa' CookbookThursday 30th April 2015 Hot on the heels of Casa Hotel being voted 5th best hotel in the UK, in Trip Advisor's 2015 Travellers Choice Awards, Steve Perez has unveiled a Spanish influenced cookbook, 'Mi Casa: Spanish-Inspired Recipes from the Heart of Derbyshire'.

The book not only shares some of the hotel's favourite recipes, but also tells the story of Casa and is an autobiographical recount of Steve's entrepreneurial journey.

Drawing influences from Steve's Spanish roots - and his passion for high quality local produce - Mi Casa offers insights into dishes inspired... READ MORE & AUDIO...

'Nominate A Nurse' Day At Mark Leeson

'Nominate A Nurse' Day At Mark LeesonSunday 12th April 2015 Award-winning hairdresser Mark Leeson has launched a campaign to give a fantastic pampering prize at his luxurious salon, Mark Leeson in Chesterfield, to the wonderful nurses and carers who work so hard in the local hospitals and community.

The campaign runs from now until Saturday 25th April and invites nominations from those who know of a nurse or carer who has made a difference to their lives, or to someone close to them.

Eight lucky nurses will be selected from a draw and invited to... READ MORE...

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee!

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee!Wednesday 1st April 2015 The nation's favourite coffee shop, Costa, is trialing a new service from April that lets customers nod off and have a power nap when they hit an afternoon slump.

With sales figures highest between 3:00pm and 4:00pm, the time when people are most in need of a coffee '‘pick-me-up', Costa is offering customers a chance to book a 15-minute snooze.

Specially imported, Japanese inspired Ostrich Pillows will turn tables into relaxation zones. Customers will be able to place their coffee... READ MORE & VIDEO...

UK Gambling Industry On The Rise

UK Gambling Industry On The RiseWednesday 1st April 2015 If you have taken a walk down one of the nation's High Streets in the past few years, you will have likely noticed the explosion of household-name bookies and betting shops, all occupying up-until-recently disused lots.

This isn't just a real-world phenomenon either; its internet counterpart is also massively on the upswing, and combined, these two represent the incredibly fast-growing state of the UK gambling industry.

Chesterfield is no different in seeing this new trend that is... READ MORE...

Easter Soccer Camp Competition At Staveley MWFC

Easter Soccer Camp Competition At Staveley MWFCMonday 30th March 2015 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
The Staveley MWFC Easter soccer camp is nearly here, and now there's a chance to win 1 day FREE at the camp! All you need to do is like and share the competition status on Staveley MWFC's Facebook page.

The winner will be selected by random tomorrow - Tuesday 31st March so hurry. Good luck!

The Staveley Miners Welfare Easter soccer camp is a day full of football, including: specific training; fun games; fitness and World Cup competitions... READ MORE...

PK Group Announced As Headline Sponsors Of Marathon

PK Group Announced As Headline Sponsors Of MarathonFriday 27th March 2015 A leading Chesterfield business has become the headline sponsor of one of the town's biggest and most successful mass participation events.

The PK Group has agreed a three-year deal expected to be worth £100,000 with the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon operated by the locally based Kids 'n' Cancer charity, one of the country's leading organisations in supporting families and patients to access proton therapy treatment, not currently available in the UK.

"This is fantastic news for the event and the profile of the..." READ MORE...

Chesterfield Canal Receives £87,500 Investment

Chesterfield Canal Receives £87,500 InvestmentFriday 27th March 2015 Work to restore Chesterfield Canal continues in a bid to boost tourism and attract businesses and investment into North East Derbyshire.

Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded £37,500 which will go towards the manufacture and installation of new gates at Staveley Town Lock and a further £50,000 has been approved by Derbyshire County Council to complete the installation and to pay for stone copings to finish and protect the new lock walls at Staveley Town Basin. Construction will take place throughout the year at the Staveley Basin site as work is carried out to bring the new... READ MORE...

Chesterfield McDonald's Goes Digital After Revamp

Chesterfield McDonald's Goes Digital After RevampTuesday 24th March 2015 Chesterfield is set to be given a significant investment boost with the bold transformation of the McDonald's restaurant, creating up to 10 new jobs.

The restaurant, which is situated on Low Pavement has now officially opened after it's extensive refit and redecoration work was completed.
 
The restaurant, which first opened in July 1984, has been given a high-tech makeover to feature new self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and tablet computers. The redesign also includes McDonald's signature style with... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Toby Perkins MP 'Tourism's An Important Part Of Our Economy'

Toby Perkins MP 'Tourism's An Important Part Of Our Economy'Saturday 21st March 2015 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins visited Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on Friday morning to celebrate tourism in the borough.

The visit to the centre in Rykneld Square, owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, was part of an initiative by Visit England to encourage MPs of all political parties to promote tourism in their constituencies as part of English Tourism Week.

Toby Perkins MP said, "Over the last few years..." READ MORE & AUDIO...

Celebrate Tourism In Chesterfield - And Win Prizes!

Celebrate Tourism In Chesterfield - And Win Prizes!Saturday 14th March 2014 Visitors to Chesterfield town centre this week can win prizes in a series of competitions run by Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre.

The centre in Rykneld Square, owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, is running the competitions to celebrate English Tourism Week, from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd March.

Competitions include: A word search to win tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Winding Wheel; A Chesterfield quiz to win a family ticket to Hardwick Hall; Name 25 things you can buy on... READ MORE...

Grassmoor And Hasland Awarded £1m By Big Lottery Fund

Grassmoor And Hasland Awarded £1m By Big Lottery FundTuesday 10th March 2015 Residents in Grassmoor and Hasland are set to benefit from £1m+ funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Since Big Local Area status was awarded in 2013, local people have been consulted on their ideas and aspirations and have already seen some projects get off the ground.

The Grassland Hasmoor... Partnership, which is led by local residents and has recently been endorsed by Local Trust, will guide the overall direction of Grassland Hasmoor... and delivery of it's Big Local Plan, which shows... READ MORE...

Council's Reaction To Wellington Pub Protection Decision

Council's Reaction To Wellington Pub Protection DecisionFriday 6th March 2015 Chesterfield Borough Council has confirmed that it is adding the Wellington Hotel, New Whittington, to its list of assets of community value and has also agreed to issue an Immediate article 4 direction which prevents development on the site without planning permission as we reported yesterday.

Councillor Terry Gilby, the Council's Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Planning made the decisions on Wednesday 4th March, which follows a high profile local campaign to keep the Wellington Hotel operating as a community pub. Councillor Gilby said: "The fact the residents in New ..." READ MORE...

Recognised Pub Is 'Of Value' Says MP

Recognised Pub Is 'Of Value' Says MPThursday 5th March 2015 Beer lovers and their MP are raising a glass as councillors have agreed to grant a popular local pub protected status.

The Wellington, on New Whittington's High Street, was brought by a property development company last year who expressed an interest in turning the site into a supermarket. The Wellington's regulars were up in arms over the proposals and formed a campaign group, 'Save Our Welly', to keep the building operating as a pub.

Backed by North East Derbyshire MP Natascha Engel, Save Our Welly went to Chesterfield Borough Council to press the authority to grant... READ MORE...

Putting Their Foot Down For Teenage Cancer Trust

Putting Their Foot Down For Teenage Cancer TrustThursday 19th February 2015 A local youth club all gathered to raise money for Teenager Cancer Trust by participating in a football tournament recently.

The group, known as T.E.C, were already looking for a charity to sponsor at the time, so when regular member, Adam Brogan was diagnosed with leukaemia and subsequently admitted to hospital, they knew they had made their decision.

Putting their heads - and feet - together, they organised a football tournament on his behalf to raise money for Teenager Cancer Trust. Their hope was that it would fund research into the devastating disease and raise awareness in... READ MORE...

Primary School Celebrates Chinese New Year At Vicar Lane

Primary School Celebrates Chinese New Year At Vicar LaneWednesday 18th February 2015 Pupils at Mary Swanwick Primary School are busy designing and making a Chinese dragon to help celebrate Chinese New Year on Thursday February 19th.

It is part of one of the School and Community Projects suggested by Vicar Lane Shopping Centre.

Amanda Thomas from Vicar Lane Shopping Centre said, "The pupils at Mary Swanwick school have been involved in several artistic projects which have been displayed at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre in the past, including... READ MORE...

Staveley's 'Centre Spot' Soul Club presents Northern Soul Nite

Staveley's 'Centre Spot' Soul Club presents Northern Soul NiteWednesday 18th February 2015 The 'Centre Spot' Soul Club at Staveley Miners Welfare FC is staging an inaugural Northern Soul Nite event on Saturday 11th April 2015.

Experienced guest DJ's will be playing vinyl only, across the board Northern sounds, with a hint of Motown label niceties sprinkled in.

This will be a new three monthly Soul Nite event and is being staged in the recently refurbished clubhouse at Staveley MWFC, on Inkersall Road - and just just a few minutes away from Jct 30 of the M1 and a few miles out of... READ MORE...

'Hear All About It' At Hollingwood Hub

'Hear All About It' At Hollingwood HubWednesday 18th February 2015 The Chesterfield Canal Trust has unveiled the latest attraction at Hollingwood Hub in the shape of an 'audio post'.

Visitors enjoying the canal's attractions can simply wind a handle a few times to hear the machine play a short message. There are eight messages from which to choose - about the canal, the Trust and local history.

Wherever possible, the recordings were made by people who did the work or have detailed local knowledge - Dave France is a member of the Chesterfield Canal Trust Work Party and he tells the story of installing the massive... READ MORE...

Chandlers Bar Are The 'Ultimate Geeks' Five Years Running!

Chandlers Bar Are The 'Ultimate Geeks' Five Years Running!Wednesday 18th February 2015 Chesterfield's very own cocktail bar have recently celebrated their fifth year of running their pub quiz with a twist!

'
The Geek Quiz' has been a successful part of Chandlers, it's staff and customers, becoming a social highlight of the week. Offering an ultimate medley of trivia questions, videogame play-offs and bar challenges, the posh pub quiz has gained a reputation for it's outlandish humour, competitive edge and boisterous banter.

Host and Geek Guru, Martin Alvey, spoke last week over a cheeky drink in the classy establishment, explaining how Chandlers celebrated... READ MORE...

Mother's Pride! Local Lad Wins Mother's Day Competition

Mother's Pride! Local Lad Wins Mother's Day CompetitionWednesday 18th February 2015 A local schoolboy is celebrating after winning a competition run by a pub chain to design the logo for their all-important upcoming Mother's Day events.

Throughout January, the Pub People Company have been given budding artists around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire a chance to show off their skills in a big way.

Available only for under 12s, the chain says it's Mother's Day Drawing Competition has been extremely popular with children and, with the winning... READ MORE...

Council Debate Over 'Welly' Support Packs Public Galleries

Council Debate Over 'Welly' Support Packs Public GalleriesThursday 12th February 2015 "We're at the first step - it'll be a long fight - but we're up for it!" That was Andy Bell, from Friends Of The Wellington, as he addressed Chesterfield Borough Council last night in the chambers - during an impassioned and often emotional evening, when local councillors debated the petition to designate the pub an Asset of Community Value, and issue an Article 4 direction preventing development.

The public galleries were both open as people from New Whittington who use the pub packed in (it was noted by the Councillors that it was the only time since the 1984 miner's strike that they had opened the two sides of the gallery)... READ MORE...

'Show Your Support For The Welly' Says N E Derbyshire MP

'Show Your Support For The Welly' Says N E Derbyshire MPWednesday 11th February 2015
A campaign to save a New Whittington pub has stepped up a gear, with the support of North East Derbyshire's MP.

The Wellington pub has been bought by a property developer - New River Retail - with a view to turning the site into a Co-op convenience store.

The local community, backed by MP Natascha Engel, has formed a campaign group - Save Our Welly - to keep the premise run as a pub. Over 70 local people attended its campaign meeting on Monday night. READ MORE...

Local Jewellers Have Designs On Repairs As Workshop Opens

Local Jewellers Have Designs On Repairs As Workshop OpensWednesday 29th January 2015 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield were in attendance on Monday morning to open a new phase in the life of a local jewellery shop.

Chesterfield
girl, Abi Makin, has now taken up residence in the workshop at Green+Benz on Glumangate, where she will be repairing jewellery, alongside creating and forging her own designs such as the 'pod people'.

The workshop has long been something which Managing Director of the store, Helen Dimmick, has been keen to develop and, with the help, advice... READ MORE...

BBC's Antiques Roadshow Visits Bolsover Castle This Summer

BBC Antiques Roadshow Visits Bolsover Castle This SummerTuesday 20th January 2015 BBC ONE's ever popular Sunday evening programme, Antiques Roadshow, will be filming for its 38th series in the grounds of English Heritage's Bolsover Castle, on Thursday 9th July.

The doors will open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show will be free.

Presenter Fiona Bruce says, "This will be my 8th year on the Antiques Roadshow and I still feel so lucky to be presenting the programme. Every week is different; a new location and thousands of new visitors. The only constant is the pleasure of the unexpected - we never know what will turn up, from the most..." READ MORE...

Huge Boost Announced For Tourism And Jobs In Chesterfield

Huge Boost Announced For Tourism And Jobs In ChesterfieldFriday 16th January 2015 A £400 million tourism development that will bring more than 1,300 jobs to Chesterfield has been welcomed as a further sign of the borough’s economic strength.

Chesterfield Borough Council and Destination Chesterfield, the town's marketing campaign, both say the news that the Peak Resort project will soon get underway shows the private sector's confidence about investing in the borough.

News about the start of work on the integrated all-weather, year round leisure, health, sport and education destination was formally announced by... READ MORE...

Spireites Community Trust Blog 3 - Fitness At Christmas

Spireites Community Trust Blog - Fitness At ChristmasWednesday 17th December 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel They tell me that it is just under two weeks to Christmas Day on the Radio this morning and the pace of shopping, cleaning, decorating, planning are all stepping up but what about my fitness campaign?

I can't say it is stepping up like the other things in my life - but thanks to an online training programme - I have joined for December - a Christmas Countdown - I am keeping going. I don't know about you but these grim, dark mornings are a real killer to motivation for me and Jack (remember him from my last Blog?). We all need to find something to help us retain what motivation... READ MORE...

Christmas Fayre Hosted By Lifehouse Church At The Proact

Christmas Fayre Hosted By Lifehouse Church At The ProactMonday 15th December 2014 The Lifehouse Church, a Chesterfield Church and registered charity, part of the Assemblies of God Denomination is hosting a fantastic Christmas Fayre in association with the Chesterfield FC Community Trust, at the Proact - and is raising funds to support the Hydrotherapy Unit at the stadium.

The Fayre is from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday 18th December, and is FREE ENTRY for everyone.|

There are going to be Kids Rides, Stalls, a Santa's Grotto, Live... READ MORE...

More New Jobs Are An Early Christmas Present At Markham

More New Jobs Are An Early Christmas Present At MarkhamThursday 11th December 2014 A new family pub and restaurant development has opened on Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site in time for Christmas bringing 47 jobs to the area.

Marston's Inns and Taverns, which provides pubs throughout the UK, selected Markham Vale off M1 junction 29A near Chesterfield to build its new pub restaurant called The Little Castle.

Located next to McDonald's, the pub restaurant offers an extensive food and drinks menu, including daily carvery, in a family-friendly setting. READ MORE...

'Catwalk In The Cafe' As Tesco Extra Helps Diabetes UK

'Catwalk In The Cafe' As Tesco Extra Helps Diabetes UKWednesday 10th December 2014 Fashion and fun were top of the shopping list for customers at a local supermarket last weekend, as they held a catwalk show to raise money for their charity of the year - Diabetes UK.

Tesco Extra on Lockoford Lane, regularly hold events which raise money for nominated charities - and this one was more fun than most!

Staff of all ages queued to model a range of clothes from their Florence and Fred collection - with several young models roped in too! They strutted their stuff in 'Strictly' style to applause and laughter from the crowd... READ MORE, PICS & VIDEO...

Santa Really Is In 'Wonderland' In Eckington This Christmas

Santa Really Is In 'Wonderland' In Eckington This ChristmasWednesday 10th December 2014 Santa is not just living next door to, but living with Alice In Wonderland in Eckington.

The the local town team have worked very hard not to be late - for the annual 'Very Important Date' - Christmas!

All the family are welcome to visit the special 'Alice In Wonderland' themed grotto at Southgate.

The grotto will be open very Thursday, Friday and Saturday until... READ MORE...

Mayor And Mayoress Of Chesterfield Light Up New Whittington

Mayor And Mayoress Of Chesterfield Light Up New WhittingtonMonday 8th December 2014 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield switched on the Christmas lights of New Whittington this weekend - as the village launched it's first Christmas Market.

Families enjoyed festive treats, raffles and games at St Patrick's Hall and carols were sung. There was also a visit from Santa himself!

Having attended the Village Fayre in the Summer, the Mayor, Cllr Alexis Diouf declared himself delighted to be back, telling the crowd, "We loved how welcoming the place was and tonight has been the same! I hope next year..." READ MORE...

Chesterfield FC Spire Lotto Draw - Week 32

Chesterfield FC Spire Lotto Draw - Week 26Monday 8th December 2014


This week's 'Spire Lotto' lottery winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery.
You could win up to £10,000!


Check the Chesterfield Post every week to see if you're a winner!


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Every Campaigner Helps! Tesco Backs Down In Pub Take Over

Every Campaigner Helps! Tesco Backs Down In Pub Take OverTuesday 2nd December 2014 Celebrations tonight after it was confirmed that Tesco are no longer planning to turn the Crispin Pub into a Tesco Express.

As we reported HERE back in March, the pub, on Ashgate Road, has been the subject of a large campaign by residents, who say that it's closure would take away a vital part of the community.

Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield - who has long supported the campaign - confirmed the news earlier tonight, issuing a statement which said, "Have had a phone call from Tesco to say that they won't now be going ahead..." READ MORE...

Public Meeting Sees Villagers Vow To Save Popular Pub

Public Meeting Sees Villagers Vow To Save Popular PubFriday 28th November 2014 "People don't realise until these places are gone what a big difference they make! Can we manage without another convenience store? Yes. Can we manage without the Wellington? No!"

That was New Whittington resident Dave Tagg speaking at a public meeting attended by over 200 people last night (Thursday 27th November), set up to discuss plans to turn what they say is a 'much needed' community pub into a convenience store - believed to be a Co-op.

Marston's Brewery are responsible for the day... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Life Still Sweet For Chesterfield Apprentice Fired By Lord Sugar

Life Still Sweet For Chesterfield Apprentice Fired By Lord SugarWednesday 26th November 2014 "I see some sparks of entrepreneurism but you are immature with a lot to learn - can I afford to take you any further in this process?"

That was Lord Sugar, condemning Chesterfield lad James Hill to a week 8 exit from the BBC1 flagship show 'The Apprentice' earlier this evening.

James, 26, and described as a 'multiple business owner', told The Chesterfield Post after leaving the boardroom that, having enjoyed the experience, he was gutted to have left the show but delighted to have reached over... READ MORE & AUDIO...

It's 'Strictly' Festive At Chesterfield's Xmas Lights Switch-On

It's 'Strictly' Festive At Chesterfield's Xmas Lights Switch-OnMonday 24th november 2014 The stage was set for the festive season in Chesterfield yesterday as thousands packed into New Square to celebrate the switching on of the town's Christmas lights by stars of this year's panto and local dignitaries (oh, and Santa himself!).

The day had begun with a traditional Christmas market, with entertainment and attractions situated through the town. A roadshow by local radio station Peak FM also kept the gathering crowds entertained until darkness fell.

Students from local theatre school 'Chesterfield... READ MORE & VIDEO...

NEDDC Put Ridgeway Craft Centre Up For Sale

Ridgeway Craft Centre For SaleMonday 24th November 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council has placed Ridgeway Craft Centre up for sale and is inviting expressions of interest from eligible community organisations across the District.

The Craft Centre
, on Main Road, in Ridgeway, was recently designated as an asset of community value which means that the owner is required to give notice of an intended sale, allowing eligible community interest groups up to six weeks' to register an expression of interest to bid for the property.

Anyone interested has until 25th December 2014 to register... READ MORE...

Campaign To Save Popular Local Begins In New Whittington

Campaign To Save Popular Local Begins In New WhittingtonThursday 20th November 2014 A campaign has been mounted in a Chesterfield village by residents who hope to save one of their popular locals from being closed - and being re-opened as a convenience store.

The Wellington Pub, on High Street New Whittington, is described by campaign leader, Viky Muddiman, as the 'hub' of the community - a place where people go not only to drink, but for food, company and support.

The award-winning pub, which is currently part of the Marston's group, serves food and real ales, but also delivers meals to elderly and infirm... READ MORE...

Primary School Children 'Have A Ball' As Cinders' Sisters Visit

Primary School Children 'Have A Ball' As Cinders' Sisters VisitWednesday 19th November 2014 Children at a Chesterfield Primary School were treated to a very special reading of Cinderella (Oh yes they were!...), when two stars of this year's Pantomine at the Pomegranate Theatre flounced into their assemblies on Tuesday morning.

Lavinia and Louisa (also known as Lav and Lou!) are Cinderella's (shh, less pretty...) sisters - and visited New Whittington Primary School to let the children in on their campaign to meet the Handsome Prince (though they seemed quite taken with one or two of the teachers and Headteacher at the school!) - as well as reading the story of their sister and the Prince and what... READ MORE & VIDEO...

The Spireites Community Trust Blog - Fitness Fever

The Spireites Community Trust Blog - Fitness FeverWednesday 19th November 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA HotelThis may seem like a strange time to start a fitness campaign but to be honest, how do you pick when to start something like this?

We always start a diet on that mythical Monday and we usually pick the New Year or just after Easter to start getting fit - it is the guilt of all the over indulgence I guess.

Actually, for most people who might be taking part in in events which require them to get fit next Spring and Summer, late October early November is the right time to start laying down the aerobic base - the endurance stuff to me and you... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Photographer Shortlisted For National Award

Chesterfield Photographer Shortlisted For National AwardFriday 14th November 2014 Bryn Graves, a professional photographer from Staveley in Chesterfield, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in the 5th annual EEF/Lombard 'Make it Britain' photography competition.

Bryn was shortlisted in the professional photographer category, sponsored by Canon, for his image of raw material enamelled copper rods ready for manufacturing into coils at AGW Electronics Ltd.

The photograph will now go on display at an awards ceremony in the House of Commons on Thursday 11th December where the winning... READ MORE...

The Billy Fury Years At The Winding Wheel

The Billy Fury Years At The Winding Wheel TonightThursday 13th November 2014 The Billy Fury Years takes you on a musical journey through the musical career of Britain's best loved rock 'n' roller.

Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians bring you an exciting two hour show filled with Fury's greatest hits including - Jealousy, I Will, In Thoughts of You, and Halfway to Paradise to name but a few, all delivered in true Fury style.

Hailed as the best Fury since Fury, Michael bears an uncanny resemblance to Billy Fury which he further enhances by a series of wonderful costume changes. But if that is not enough, the production is further enhanced by the... READ MORE...

Chesterfield FC Spire Lotto Draw - Week 26

Chesterfield FC Spire Lotto Draw - Week 26Monday 27th October 2014


This week's 'Spire Lotto' lottery winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery.
You could win up to £10,000!


Check the Chesterfield Post every week to see if you're a winner!


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Mayoral Best Breakfast For Derbyshire Carers Association

Mayoral Best Breakfast For Derbyshire Carers AssociationFriday 24th October 2014 As part of the Derbyshire Carers Association's (DCA) Autumn fund-raising campaign for Carers, Chesterfield's Mayor, Cllr Alexis Saliou Diouf and the Mayoress, Vickey-Anne Diouf, got up early this morning to take part in 'Britain's Best Breakfast in Derbyshire', part of the Carers Trust national campaign.

This fun, innovative breakfast event took place from 8am to 11am at Rose Hill United Reformed Church, opposite the East entrance of the Town Hall.

Wanting to encourage people to wake up to the... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Nando's Brings Peri-Peri Chicken To Chesterfield

Nando's Brings Peri-Peri Chicken To ChesterfieldWednesday 22nd October 2014 Chesterfield residents and visitors are in for a tasty treat as Nando’s, home of legendary Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, opened to the public today, Wednesday 22nd October 2014.

Located in Alma Leisure Park on the former Blockbusters retail site, the restaurant stays true to Nando's unique Afro-Portuguese roots with a stunning design seating up to 128 guests. The opening has also created 30 new jobs for the local area, ranging from cashiers and grillers to assistant managers.

Packed with flavour and great variety, the new restaurant... READ MORE & AUDIO...

From Pumpkin To Stagecoach - Bus Firm Sponsors Cinders!

From Pumpkin To Stagecoach - Bus Firm Sponsors Cinders!Friday 17th October 2014 It's behind you! Stagecoach in Chesterfield is 'Strictly' showing its support for the town's theatre by getting behind a panto production.

The leading public transport operator is sponsoring the Cinderella pantomime in Chesterfield starring Camilla Dallerup from the BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing.

Camilla will be leaving the dance floor behind to tread the boards at the town's Pomegranate Theatre in December when she takes on her role as Fairy Godmother, supported by a cast including Asa Elliott from... READ MORE...

Spireites Community Trust News - Halloween Treats!

Spireites Community Trust News - Halloween Treats!Thursday 16th October 2014 Welcome to the first of our regular blogs from the Chesterfield FC Community Trust. This week - Have a Howling Halloween Themed School Holiday!

The next school holidays are almost upon us, which, as an added bonus, also include Halloween this year!

The Chesterfield FC Community Trust have changed their scheme into a wider activity programme, which lets you have a go at lots of sports such as table tennis, dodgeball, rounders, soccercise, cheerleading/dance... READ MORE...

Work Begins On New Eastwood Park Pavilion

Work Begins On New Eastwood Park PavilionFriday 10th October 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council's builders and apprentices are playing a key role in building a new pavilion at Eastwood Park.

The work is carried out by the council, which owns and maintains the park in Hasland using the council's in-house team of builders and apprentices.

The project has received £150,000 in funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund with £201,000 in funding from the council.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough... READ MORE...

"It's All About Love!" Chesterfield Unveils Cannele Twist Ring

It's All About Love! Chesterfield Unveils Cannele Twist RingThursday 9th October 2014 An award-winning designer was at a Chesterfield jewellery store on Saturday - showcasing his range of statement pieces and unveiling his Cannele twist engagement ring.

Andrew Geoghegan
was recently voted the BJA's Designer Of The Year and it's not hard to see why - with eye catchingly beautiful rings and necklaces made of sumptuous stones and precious metal on show at Green+Benz on Glumangate.

With over 16 years of jewellery design behind him, Andrew is clearly passionate about what he does - and, speaking to The Chesterfield Post... READ MORE...

Tideswell Male Voice Choir Presents 'Never Forget'

Tideswell Male Voice Choir Presents 'Never Forget'Tuesday 7th October 2014 In this, the 100th anniversary year of the First World War, the war to end all wars, the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November will see audiences in the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield and The Buxton Opera House, Buxton sharing in a stunning remembrance tribute presented by the widely renowned Tideswell Male Voice Choir.

Through dance, visual effects and poetry, 'Never Forget' will unfold and offer the audience a feast of delight. The show will pay tribute not only to the heroes of Flanders Fields but also to all those who have made sacrifices in other theatres of conflict down the years and throughout the world. READ MORE...

Eckington School's Boat Naming Ceremony Takes Place

Eckington School's Boat Naming Ceremony Takes PlaceTuesday 30th September 2014 Mr Patrick Cummings, Headteacher at Eckington School, officially named the School boat on Sunday, 28th September - and it has been called 'Madeline'.

This is in memory of Madeline Siddall, a student at the school who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 15.

The simple ceremony, held at Hollingwood Hub, was attended by members of Madeline's family, staff and students from the school and members of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. READ MORE...

Tonight's About Saying Thank You As Memorial Garden Opens

Tonight's About Saying Thank You As Memorial Garden OpensMonday 29th September 2014 Chesterfield Football Club is, on occasion, used to tears. They usually come at the end of a game - or a season - but Sunday evening at the PROACT saw tears for an entirely different reason, as after a few short months, Chesterfield FC's Memorial Garden was officially declared open.

In what has proven to be a project that has captured the imagination of the town, it was only fitting perhaps that two of Chesterfield's greatest sons were there to formally open the Garden - Ernie Moss, the club's all time record goalscorer, alongside Jamie Hewitt, who's made more appearances for the club than any other home town man. READ MORE, VIDEO & AUDIO...

Pomegranate Theatre - Art House Screenings Reviewed

Pomegranate Theatre Art House Screenings ReviewedMonday 29th September 2014 Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre has marked the completion of their £750,000 renovation with a packed weekend of exclusive screenings.

The three-month project, which furnished the spacious auditorium with a new projector, projection screen and advanced sound equipment, has been far from disappointing. Since the complete overhaul, acoustics and demeanour have been astonishing.

Lighting has also seen technical advancements and the new... READ MORE...

Panto Comes To Town - Oh Yes It Does!

Panto Comes To Town - Oh Yes It Does!Tuesday 23rd September 2014 People of a nervous disposition may want to stop reading now as Dames in brightly coloured dresses, a Prince, Princess and 'Buttons' crossing the road in Chesterfield yesterday afternoon can only mean one thing...

It's nearly 'Panto' time! (Oh yes it is) in Chesterfield!

This year, the Pomegrante Theatre will stage 'Cinderella' (produced by Paul Holman Associates and sponsored by Stagecoach), which will star Camilla Dallerup (Strictly) and Asa Elliott (Bendiorm) as... READ MORE & AUDIO...

'Boycie' Officially Opens Redeveloped Chesterfield Theatres

'Boycie' Officially Opens Redeveloped Chesterfield TheatresMonday 22nd September 2014 Actor John Challis - who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses - has officially re-opened two Chesterfield theatres following a £700,000 refurbishment.

The actor, who began his career by performing regularly in Chesterfield, unveiled improvements to the Pomegranate Theatre and the Winding Wheel on Friday 19th September.

The work was possible due to a £495,000 investment from Arts Council England's National Lottery-funded capital programme, and... READ MORE & AUDIO...

TV Star Visits The Proact And Talks Unknown Quantities

TV Star Visits The Proact And Talks Unknown QuantitiesMonday 22nd September 2014 Jesse McClure, star of Storage Hunters - currently airing on satellite channel Dave - was in town on Friday visiting the PROACT stadium.

Chesterfield supporters have no need to be alarmed however; he wasn't rooting through the trophy cabinet - but simply paying a visit to meet fans of the show.

After meeting manager Paul Cook, and being presented with a personalised shirt, he took time out to speak with The Chesterfield Post, telling us, "I got invited here to hang with fans and see what it's all about..." READ MORE & AUDIO...

Boost For Three Local Charities

Boost For Three Local CharitiesThursday 18th September 2014 Record proceeds from a Classic Car and Bike Show held at Renishaw Hall last June have now been shared out between three worthy local charities.

The annual event, organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, this year raised over £7,000 resulting in healthy donations of £2,350 each being made to Ashgate Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Chesterfield Rotary president John Roberts presented the... READ MORE...

Casa Adds Unique Wedding Splendour At Walton Lodge

Casa Adds Unique Wedding Splendour At Walton LodgeTuesday 16th September 2014 Casa Hotel is adding a further string to its wedding bow by offering weddings at the captivating Walton Lodge as well as staging their own Autumn Wedding Fayre on Sunday 21st September.

Having helped Casa become the ninth best hotel in the UK as awarded by TripAdvisor, Casa's dedicated Wedding Planners are further improving their incredible service to incorporate the Walton Lodge venue, taking care of everything from the initial planning to the logistics of running the big day without a hitch.

Presenting an idyllic wedding setting, the Walton Lodge Estate... READ MORE...

A Marathon Effort For Charities And Chesterfield

A Marathon Effort For Charities And ChesterfieldMonday 15th September 2014 - Other Sports sponsored by the CASA Hotel
The much heralded inaugural Chesterfield Marathon took place in town yesterday (Sunday 14th September), with runners pounding the streets all over Chesterfield in aid of various charities.

The Marathon, making its return to Chesterfield for the first time in three decades - but also the first ever in the town to include a Full, Half and Team Race - attracted athletes from all over the UK, Europe and even as far as Australia, though both the male and female winners were local. Gareth Lowe, from Clowne, completed the race in 2:37:45 whilst Chesterfield lady Helen Mort was the first... READ MORE...

Work Begins On New Queen's Park Sports Centre

Work Begins On New Queen's Park Sports CentreSaturday 13th September 2014 A sod cutting ceremony has been held to mark the start of work on Chesterfield Borough Council's £9.3 million project to replace the Queen's Park Sports Centre.

The new centre is being built on land at the Queen's Park Annexe and is due to open in early 2016. The current Queen's Park Sports Centre on Boythorpe Road will remain open until the new centre is complete.

The centre is being paid for by £4.8 million from Chesterfield Borough Council, £2 million from Sport England's Strategic Facilities Fund... READ MORE...

Tony Benn: Will & Testament - The Town Hall Screening Tour

Tony Benn: Will & Testament - The Town Hall Screening TourWednesday 3rd September 2014 Will and Testament is a moving and informative tribute to Tony Benn - political firebrand, prolific diarist, writer, charismatic anti-war campaigner, husband and father.

Tony participated extensively in the making of the film, which was completed prior to his death in March 2014. This unique autobiographical film will be released at cinemas from 3rd October 2014.

Prior to the main cinema release, distributor Praslin Pictures is hosting a series of very special event screenings at Town Hall venues... READ MORE & VIDEO...

Chesterfield's Andrew Davies Joins Inspirational Sailing Trip

Chesterfield's Andrew Davies Joins Inspirational Sailing TripThursday 28th August 2014 15 year old Andrew Davies from Chesterfield has taken part in an inspirational sailing trip with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, along with 29 other young people between the age of 8 -18 in recovery from cancer.

Andrew joined the crew of one of five yachts to sail around the Solent from the 11th - 14th August, in a four-day yacht adventure.

Andrew, who finished treatment in January 2013 for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at Sheffield Children's Hospital, was excited about the trip... READ MORE...

Young Stars Rewarded At The Proact

Young Stars Rewarded At The ProactThursday 28th August 2014 The Chesterfield FC Community Trust Junior Awards have been presented at an event held at the Proact Stadium this morning.

Recognising the hard work and commitment that participants show in activities the Trust delivers around North Derbyshire, the awards promote the self-esteem and well being of the thousands of young people the Trust engages with every year and will embrace the partnerships that make its work a success.

In a ceremony hosted by the club's Head of press and media, Nick Johnson, and sponsored by Gulliver's Kingdom... READ MORE, PICS & AUDIO...

Jewellery Designer Pays Homage To Her Derbyshire Roots

Jewellery Designer Pays Homage To Her Derbyshire RootsTuesday 26th August 2014 One local designer, who says the hills and landscapes of her home county - Derbyshire - provides inspiration for her unique creations, is now showcasing her wares in Chesterfield having caught the eye of respected local jewellery shop owner, Helen Dimmick.

Birmingham University
graduate Daisy-Lee Overton, has lived in Derbyshire all her life and is proud to be able to share the beauty of the countryside with others through her collection of rings, as she explains, "I've been at Birmingham School of Jewellery for the past 3 years and, encouraged to complete my graduate collection, I started looking back at where I came from and the foliage..." READ MORE...

Charity Runners Hit The Road For Good Causes

Charity Runners Hit The Road For Good CausesTuesday 26th August 2014 Over one hundred and fifty runners took part in the annual 5K Community Fun Run on Bank Holiday Monday morning.

Despite the wet conditions competitors ran, jogged or walked the route - from Sheepbridge to the Proact Stadium - where they were greeted by hundreds of family and friends. A junior fun run also took place, which consisted of three laps around the pitch.

Funds raised during the event were in support of two local charities - The Chesterfield FC Community Trust and The Child Foundation - both of... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Marathon Runner Registrations At CASA Hotel

Chesterfield Marathon Runner Registrations At CASA HotelFriday 22nd August 2014 Runners taking part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will need to collect their race number for the event in the two days leading up to the big day.

Official registration for the marathon will take place at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on Friday 12th September between 10am and 9pm and on Saturday 13th September from 10am to 5pm, where runners can pick up their race number with the disposable chip time attached.

Everyone will also be provided with a race day 'Goody Bag' which... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Leisure Centre Gets A £2 Million Funding Boost

Chesterfield Leisure Centre Gets A £2 Million Funding BoostThursday 21st August 2014 Following on from Wednesday's news of the new Queen's Park Sports Centre Plans being approved, today sees news that Chesterfield residents will benefit from the enhanced new Sports Centre, to be built on Queen's Park Annexe, as Chesterfield Borough Council receives £2 million of funding from Sport England.

The investment from Sport England's Strategic Facilities fund will allow previously approved plans for the new centre to be expanded to provide additional activity space, including: Increasing the main swimming pool from six to eight lanes; Increasing the size of the learner pool; Increasing the number of ... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Plans For Extended Queen's Park Sports Centre Approved

Plans For Extended Queen's Park Sports Centre Are ApprovedWednesday 20th August 2014
Councillors have approved plans for a new, extended, Queen's Park Sports Centre to be built.

At their meeting yesterday, Tuesday 19th August, members of Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee approved plans for the new centre, which will be built on the site of Queen's Park Annexe, subject to planning conditions.

The council has applied to Sport England for a grant of more than £1 million to extend the plans for the new sports centre. READ MORE...

Accessible Derbyshire To Film This Week With 'Visit Britain'

Accessible Derbyshire To Film This Week With 'Visit Britain'Monday 18th August 2014 LIGHTS ... CAMERA ... ACTION! It's been announced today that on Wednesday and Thursday (20th and 21st August), this week, Accessible Derbyshire, one of the area's newest charities, are filming with Geocast TV for Visit Britain!

TV Presenter Sophie Morgan is travelling up to Derbyshire to be the face of the film. During her stay she will be experiencing many of the amazing accessible locations which Derbyshire and the Peak District have to offer.

The film will be highlighting lots of Peak District National Park... READ MORE...

'Farm To Fork' Roadshow Hits Tesco Extra

'Farm To Fork' Roadshow Hits Tesco ExtraFriday 15th August 2014 Tesco customers are being invited to the Chesterfield Tesco Extra store at Lockoford Lane this week for a Farm to Fork roadshow.

The roadshow will give parents and their kids the chance to learn about where their food, and their milk in particular, comes from.

During the roadshow today, Friday 15th August, children will be able to walk around the many stalls; which range from a smoothie making kitchen to a cheese and butter making stand.  Here they will be able to take part in a range of activities, including product sampling, interactive games including 'Milk the cow'... READ MORE...

2014 Food And Drink Awards Shortlist Announced

2014 Food And Drink Awards Shortlist AnnouncedThursday 14th August 2014 24 food and drink businesses have been shortlisted across nine categories in the 2014 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards, organised in association with Chesterfield College - headline sponsor of the awards for the second year running.

The shortlisted establishments were selected from hundreds of nominations received by the competition organisers, Destination Chesterfield.

Four of the nominees - Calabria, Stephenson's Coffee and Tea House, Barca Bar and Tramway Tavern - are hoping to retain their titles in 2014... READ MORE...

Boxing Personality To Appear At Staveley MWFC Dinner Event

Boxing Personality To Appear At Staveley MWFC Dinner EventFriday 8th August 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Champion boxer Johnny Nelson will be the special guest at a fundraising dinner organised by Staveley Miners Welfare FC later this month.

Nelson
, who is a former European and British Cruiserweight champion, will be the guest speaker at the dinner on Thursday, August 14th with a 7pm start. The dress code is smart casual.

The event will also feature top comedian Jimmy Carol with Sky Sports reporter and Chesterfield FC's Media boss, Nick Johnson, acting as your... READ MORE...

Everyone Pitches In To Make 'Festival Of Football' A Success

Everyone Piches In To Make 'Festival Of Football' A SuccessWednesday 6th August 2014 More than 300 people turned out to a festival of football at Holmebrook Valley Park last weekend.

The free event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, was held to allow residents to try out the new football pitches at the park.

Coaches from Chesterfield FC and the FA were on hand to offer coaching to youngsters.

There are four adult and three mini pitches at the site, all... READ MORE...

Spire Lotto Winners For Week 14

This week's Spire Lotto Winners! You Could Win Up To £10,000Tuesday 5th August 2014



This week's 'Spire Lotto' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with prizes paid out each week and a chance for you to win up to £10,000




Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...

Council To Open New Information And Booking Hub

Council To Open New Information And Booking HubThursday 31st July 2014 A combined information and theatres booking hub for residents and visitors is to be launched at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, next to the Crooked Spire Church.

This will enable staff to provide a dedicated service selling tickets for Chesterfield Borough Council's Theatres, taking venue hire bookings, and providing information for visitors and local people.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: "We currently..." READ MORE...

Chesterfield Steps Back In Time To Sample Medieval Life

Chesterfield Steps Back In Time To Sample Medieval LifeWednesday 30th July 2014 Queen Elizabeth was in Chesterfield yesterday - though sadly for royal watchers, it was Queen Elizabeth I rather than our current monarch!

Her Majesty was, like thousands of visitors, taking in the annual Medieval Market - a fun family day which also enables charities to promote their activities and spread their message.

The event with a medieval theme is organised by Chesterfield Borough Council and many stallholders on the open-air market were in... READ MORE & VIDEO...

Vicar Lane Shopping Centre's 'Hidden Talent Contest' Success

Vicar Lane Shopping Centre's 'Hidden Talent Contest' SuccessWednesday 30th July 2014 Fourteen acts including singers, martial arts performers, dancers and a magician made it through to the final of Chesterfield's Hidden Talent Contest at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre on Sunday 27th July 2014.

The event was hosted jointly by Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield College and Donut Creative Arts Studio.

Judges Kelvin Wilson from Lifestyle Fitness, Kieran Silkstone and Jake Slater - Ambassadors from Chesterfield College, found the standard... READ MORE...

Caledonians To Meet At Carsington Water Wildlife Centre

Caledonians To Meet At Carsington Water Wildlife CentreWednesday 30th July 2014 The next meeting of the Association is a Weekend Lunchtime Venture and will take place at the Wildlife Centre at Carsington Water this Saturday, 2nd August.

The plan is to meet at the Wildlife Centre at 2pm. All are welcome to come along and join them where an expert guide will help observe native and visiting birds, in a splendid natural setting, followed by a pub meal on what should be a lovely day out.

Anyone not wishing to join the walk are very welcome to join the Association later at the Knockerdown Inn, to eat at around 5pm, and located nearby... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Western Front Association August Meeting Details

Chesterfield Western Front Association August Meeting DetailsWednesday 30th July 2014 The next Branch Meeting of the Chesterfield Western Front Association will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th August 2014 at Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.

The speaker, Mr Tony Bolton, the Branch Chairman, will, during the Centenary year of World War I, talk about how the British mobilised in August 1914.

For more information please contact Mr Mark Macartney (Vice Chairman) on 01623 812110, check the branch website at www.wfachesterfield.com or email chesterfieldwfa@gmail.com

Holmebrook Park Hosts 'Festival Of Football'

Holmebrook Park Hosts 'Festival Of Football'Tuesday 29th July 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Chesterfield football fans can put their best foot forward at a festival of football to celebrate the reopening of pitches at Holmebrook Valley Park.


The event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, takes place on Sunday 3rd August from 10am to 2pm and allows residents to try out the improved football pitches at the park. The event is free and there is no need to book.

Coaches from Chesterfield Football Club, the Football Association and local coaches will be offering training for youngsters. READ MORE...

'We Will Remember Them'

'We Will Remember Them'Monday 28th July 2014 Chesterfield residents can take part in a series of events at Chesterfield Museums to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

The events, at the Chesterfield Borough Council operated venues, will explore different aspects of life during the First World War through the eyes of people who were there.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "The First World War marked a turning point in our history, which has now passed from living memory." READ MORE...

Tapton Lock - "One Of The Country's Finest Green Spaces"

Tapton Lock - One Of The Country's Finest Green SpacesMonday 28th July 2014 Tapton Lock, a quarter mile stretch of the Chesterfield Canal, has been named one of the country's finest green spaces, after receiving a prestigious Green Flag award.

The national award, handed out by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country - and the site, run by Derbyshire County Council, stood out after impressing the judges as a welcoming space and a peaceful haven.

A record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces have received... READ MORE...

Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show - Sunday 27th July

Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show - Sunday 27th JulyFriday 25th July 2014 Local charities are once again set to benefit when hundreds of classic cars and bikes turn up at the picturesque Ashover Show Ground, near Chesterfield, for an all-day rally, which could raise thousands of pounds for local charities.

Believed to be the East Midlands' best Classic Car & Bike Show of the year, runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 27th July 2014.

It is attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and is expected to include classic cars, bikes and scooters from all eras. READ MORE...

Improvement Work To Take Place At Thistle Park

Improvement Work To Take Place At Thistle ParkWednesday 23rd July 2014 Children in Brimington are set to benefit from new play equipment at their local park thanks to Chesterfield Borough Council.

Thistle Park on Station Road, Brimington, will have new play equipment installed and work carried out to improve drainage on the site.

The play area and the car park will be closed for two weeks from Monday 28th July while the work takes place to improve facilities. Pedestrian access will be available for users of the park while the work is carried out and the new play area and car park are due to reopen on Monday 11th August. READ MORE...

Have We Got A Handle On Online Gambling?

Have We Got A Handle On Online Gambling?Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Guest Article. With the World Cup finally ended, sports betting and online gambling in general has been making the headlines for more than a few reasons recently.

Most notable was a recent case in Singapore, when an advertisement created to highlight the concerns of gambling spectacularly backfired. The advertisement, which graced bus stops everywhere, showed two children having a conversation, with a speech bubble from one saying: "I hope Germany wins. My dad bet all my savings on them!" Thankfully for that child, Germany won the World Cup - but the underlying message is far more poignant. READ MORE...

Cabinet Decides On Site For New Queen's Park Sports Centre

Chesterfield Borough Council Cabinet Decides On Site For New Queen's Park Sports CentreTuesday 15th July 2014 Plans for the replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre have moved a step closer.

At their meeting today (Tuesday, 15th July) Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet decided the centre can be built on the site of Queen's Park Annexe, subject to planning permission. It means 19,050 square metres of land at the Annexe site can be used for the new sports centre rather than as open land following a public consultation on the plans.

This is less than half of the land at the site. The other area... READ MORE...

An Invite To The People Of Chesterfield From The Air Cadets

An Invite To The People Of Chesterfield From The Air CadetsTuesday 15th July 2014
The air cadets have been in Chesterfield for decades and they are still going strong today.

On Sunday 20th July, the local Air Cadets are opening the gates to give you a glimpse of life as a cadet at Chesterfield's own 331 Squadron.

Come along to this exciting event, and bring all your family members to join in on the minibus pull, mobile climbing tower and then relax with a cup of tea and piece of cake whilst enjoying a performance from the incredible Flying Ukes. READ MORE...

New Footbridge Opened At Chesterfield Canal Festival

New Footbridge Opened At Chesterfield Canal FestivalTuesday 1st July 2014
A new footbridge built over Chesterfield Canal in Staveley has been officially opened.

Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport
, opened Constitution Hill bridge on the first day of the Chesterfield Canal Festival on Saturday.

The bridge links the footpath from Staveley High Street to the Trans Pennine Trail and the canal towpath on the other side. READ MORE...

Chesterfield Project Serves Former Armed Forces Personnel

Chesterfield Project Serves Former Armed Forces PersonnelSunday 29th June 2014 For the past six months, The Armed Forces Hub has taken place at the Proact Stadium - a project aimed at supporting veterans of all ages who are looking to make the transition back into civilian life.

The scheme aims to provide all of the services that veterans may need coming away from the Armed Forces under one roof, signposting veterans towards vital information.

The official opening of the event took place on Friday 27th June, with dignitaries such as the Mayor of Chesterfield, Alexis Diouf, The Mayoress Vickie-Anne Diouf, as well as the MP for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins and... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Tales Of Virgins, Devils And The Crooked Spire

Tales Of Virgins, Devils And The Crooked SpireSaturday 28th June 2014 - by Rhys Bowen
The Crooked Spire… the historic landmark that brings thousands upon thousands of visitors to Chesterfield each year and an attraction which plays a crucial role in providing income for the local economy.

This respected historical place of worship will shortly enter into a new chapter, following the announcement this week of the appointment of the new Vicar of Chesterfield - The Rev Patrick Coleman, Vicar of Abertillery and Llanhilleth group of Parishes, Diocese of Monmouth Church in Wales, will be instituted on 18th July, at 7pm, at the church. READ MORE...

Chesterfield Western Front Association - July Meeting Details

Chesterfield Western Front Association - July Meeting DetailsSaturday 28th June 2014 The next Branch Meeting of the Chesterfield Western Front Association will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday 1st July 2014 at Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.

The speaker will be Mr Spencer Jones on "The British Army in 1914". Author of "From Boer War to World War - Tactical Reform of the British Army 1902-1914", he debunks some of the myths concerning the inadequacies of the British Army in 1914.

For further details, contact Mr Mark Macartney on 01623 812110, or via email on chesterfieldwfa@gmail.com or visit www.wfachesterfield.com.

Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre Wins TripAdvisor Award

Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre Wins TripAdvisor AwardSaturday 28th June 2014 Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre has won a prestigious award from the online review site, TripAdvisor.

The theatre, owned and run by Chesterfield Borough Council, was praised for its outstanding feedback from customers on the website.

More than 80 per cent of theatre-goers who have posted reviews on the site have given the theatre the top 'excellent rating', earning the 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. Feedback given includes praise for the warmth of the welcome, the comfortable seating and the variety of shows on offer. READ MORE...

Local Brewery Celebrates Launch Of CFC 'Champions Ale'

Local Brewery Celebrates Launch Of CFC 'Champions Ale'Saturday 28th June 2014 This week saw the launch of a real ale - brewed by a local company - to commemorate the Championship season which saw Chesterfield FC clinch the League Two title.

Chris Radford, owner of Brampton Brewery on Chatsworth Road, designed the beer after seeing the side he supports celebrate success. Special packs, containing two bottles of 'Champions Ale' and a commemoration glass, are now on sale in the club shop.

At the launch of the ale at the Proact, Chris told us that... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Borough Council Refuses New Licence For Bar Centro

Borough Council Refuses New Licence For Bar CentroFriday 27th June 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council's licensing committee has refused a licence for a bar previously closed because of drug dealing.

The committee carefully considered the application for a new premises licence for Bar Centro on Holywell Street before reaching their decision.

Objections to the application were made by Derbyshire Police, the council's environmental health and licensing teams and by local residents.

The council adopted a special licensing policy in 2012 in... READ MORE...

"Incredible Generosity" As CFC Memorial Garden Takes Shape

'Incredible Generosity' As CFC Memorial Garden Takes ShapeThursday 26th June 2014 Work is now underway on the Chesterfield Memorial Garden - with the fundraising total now over the half way point.

The garden - the initiative of the Chesterfield Supporters Club - is designed to provide an area for family and friends to remember former supporters, as well as commemorating Chesterfield FC players and officials killed in the two World Wars - and is situated at the HUB at the rear of the Spencer's Solicitors Stand.

Work began two weeks ago and is due to be completed on August 4th - dovetailing with the commemorative 100th anniversary of the beginning... READ MORE...

Plans Submitted For Queen's Park Sports Centre Replacement

Plans Submitted For Queen's Park Sports Centre ReplacementThursday 26th June 2014 New plans have been submitted for the replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre.

Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee
previously approved plans for the replacement centre on the site of Queen's Park Annexe.

The council is currently waiting for the outcome of a bid to Sport England for a grant of more than £1 million to extend the plans for the new centre.

Now, the council has submitted a new planning application... READ MORE...

New Footbridge To Open At Chesterfield Canal Festival

New Footbridge To Open At Chesterfield Canal FestivalMonday 23rd June 2014
A new footbridge which has been built in Staveley over Chesterfield Canal will be officially opened on Saturday 28th June.

Derbyshire County Council
has managed the project to build Constitution Hill bridge and contributed around £45,000.

Chesterfield Canal Trust also provided £6,000 and volunteers who helped to install it, with Chesterfield Borough Council adding £3,000 and the North East Derbyshire Ramblers £500. READ MORE...

67 Year Old John Is 1,000th Entrant To Chesterfield Marathon

67 Year Old John Is 1,000th Entrant To Chesterfield MarathonTuesday 10th June 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
A 67-year-old man from Clay Cross has become the 1,000th person to sign up for the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon.

John Edward Bee, a former member of North Derbyshire Running Club, will take part in the 26-mile distance event on September 14th. While an experienced runner, it will be the first Full Marathon for John, who has taken part in a number of half marathons, 10km and 5km races in the past.

John said: "I'm hopeful I can finish the full distance, but..." READ MORE...

More Partying At The Proact As Rain Fails To Dampen Spirits

More Partying At The Proact As Rain Fails To Dampen SpiritsMonday 9th June 2014 It is, I think, fair to say that the nearest I get to 'cool' is when I open the fridge door, so it was with some trepidation that I went along to The PROACT on Sunday to attend The Party At The Proact, featuring acts such as Katy B, Labrinth and headliner Tinie Tempah (or as one of my senior colleagues called him when trying to explain to me who was coming, 'Little Tantrum'!)

My concern that I would be the oldest in the stadium by a mile increased when, on venturing past the stadium mid morning, there were already hundreds of teens queuing round the block in order to get a... READ MORE, PICS, AUDIO AND VIDEO...

Birthday Boy Sir Tom Wows Chesterfield

Birthday Boy Sir Tom Wows ChesterfieldSunday 8th June 2014 "Thanks to you, I've had one of my best birthday's ever!" That was Sir Tom Jones paying homage to the thousands of people who packed the PROACT last night to hear him in concert.

I doubt that I was the only one in the crowd who had difficulty believing that the man who owned the stage and had Chesterfield in the palm of his hand was actually celebrating his 74th birthday on Saturday evening - and the crowd were eager to join in those celebrations, with a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday Sir Tom".

It had crossed my mind earlier in the day that... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...

Chesterfield's 'Hidden Talent' Competition Is Open For Entries

Chesterfield's 'Hidden Talent' Competition Is Open For EntriesFriday 6th June 2014 A competition is being held at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield, to find hidden talent from around the region.

The event is being hosted by Chesterfield College, Donut Creative Arts Studio (DCAS) and Vicar Lane Shopping Centre with two heats on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July and the final on Sunday 27th July 2014.

Kerrie Robertson from Chesterfield College said: "Chesterfield College are really excited to be part of this new venture. Let's hope we can all play a major part in developing more community events within the town." READ MORE...

Chesterfield Museum Celebrates Chesterfield Grammar School

Chesterfield Museum Celebrates Chesterfield Grammar SchoolMonday 2nd June 2014 Generations of Chesterfield Grammar School pupils will be able to relive their school days with a new exhibition at Chesterfield Museum.

The Chesterfield Grammar School exhibition opens at the Chesterfield Borough Council attraction on Saturday 7th June and runs until Saturday 6th September.

The exhibition, staged with the help of members from the Old Cestrefeldian Society, will chart the history of the school and reflect school life during the past century.

On display will be a cap from each school house, trophies and... READ MORE...

Forever Young? A New Community Club Is Waiting For You

Forever Young? A New Community Club Is Waiting For YouFriday 30th May 2014 If you're forever young - then a newly formed social group has just the thing for you!

Based at Staveley Harmony Community centre (situated at the bottom of Middlecroft Road) the Forever Young Club meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Costing £2.50, and including biscuits and a coffee,the club runs a whole range of activities including tai chi, dominoes, darts, and chess. There is also dancing and debates. READ MORE...

Support Acts For Tom Jones' Proact Concert Confirmed

Support Acts For Tom Jones' Proact Concert ConfirmedThursday 29th May 2014 Sir Tom Jones will be joined by Toploader and Andrew Cole (pictured) at his concert at the Proact Stadium on Saturday, June 7th.

Guaranteed to get fans 'Dancing In The Moonlight', Toploader have come a long way since the release of the hauntingly catchy 'Achilles Heel' in 1999.

Two top-five albums, six top-twenty hits and two million record sales have made them one of indie's shining lights. Capable of funky blues-rock and soaring string balladry, just try resisting the urge to sing along and tap your feet. The band line-up is Joseph Washbourn, Dan Hipgrave, Rob Green and Matt Knight. READ MORE...

Parking & Hospitality Available For Proact Concerts

Parking & Hospitality Available For Proact ConcertsTuesday 27th May 2014 Those travelling to the forthcoming concerts at the Proact Stadium by vehicle are advised to book a car parking spot.

Various car parks have been allocated for the Tom Jones concert on Saturday, June 7th and Party at the Proact the following day. Some of the car parks are within walking distance of the stadium while others will be served by free shuttle buses before and after the concert.

A limited number of spaces will be reserved in the Simply Gym car park opposite the stadium - and pre-booking will be required for those spaces... READ MORE...

Global Brands Management Train For Three Peaks Challenge

Global Brands Management Train For Three Peaks ChallengeFriday 23rd May 2014 On 5th July, the Global Brands management team will swap their suits for walking boots, as they set out on a gruelling 24 hour challenge to scale the UK's biggest mountains, as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge.

Chairman and Global Brands founder, Steve Perez, will be joined on the walk by the board of Directors; Mark James, Simon Green, Shaun Bacon, Julian Atkins and Seb Perez.

Starting out in the early hours at Ben Nevis in Scotland, the 24... READ MORE...

Plans For New Queen's Park Sports Centre Approved

Plans For New Queen's Park Sports Centre ApprovedWednesday 21st May 2014 Councillors have approved plans for the replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre.

At their meeting on Monday 19th May, members of Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee approved the plans for the new centre to be built on the site of Queen's Park Annexe, subject to planning conditions.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "Now the plans have been approved, the new Queen's Park Sports Centre has moved a significant..." READ MORE...

Franke Sissons Support For Amputee Servicemen

Franke Sissons Support For Amputee ServicemenTuesday 20th May 2014 Franke Sissons, also known as Franke Washroom Systems, has awarded a sponsorship grant to the Pilgrim Bandits Charity to enable injured soldiers to retrace a famous, extremely hazardous WW2 mission.

Immortalised in the film The Cockleshell Heroes, Operation Frankton was a strategic attack on German shipping in the French port of Bordeaux between 7th and 12th December 1942, carried out by a small unit of canoe-sculling Royal Marines as part of Combined Operations.

May 30th - June 8th 2014, Nine injured soldiers, made up of... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Western Front Association - June Meeting Details

Chesterfield Western Front Association - June Meeting DetailsTuesday 20th May 2014 The next Branch Meeting of the Chesterfield Western Front Association will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday 3rd June 2014 at Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.

The speaker will be Mr Terry Dean. The talk is entitled "The Lancashire Contemptibles". Terry Dean considers the 1914 experiences of Lancashire's infantry and cavalry regiments.

For further details, contact Mr Mark Macartney on 01623 812110, or via email on chesterfieldwfa@gmail.com or visit www.wfachesterfield.com.

Lawson Talk Success, Partying At The Proact - And Miley!

Lawson Talk Success, Partying At The Proact - And Miley!Wednesday 14th May 2014

They've studied, performed and dreamed - and earlier today, one hundred Performing Arts students had their opportunity to ask just what it's like to have cracked the industry, when an internationally acclaimed boy band came to town.

One half of Lawson, who include Old Whittington lad, Ryan Fletcher, popped into Chesterfield College to speak with students who are themselves hoping to break into the entertainment market, and participate in a Q&A session, around the pitfalls and perks of doing what you love for a living. READ MORE & AUDIO...

Spire Lotto Has Now Begun! You Could Win Up To £10,000

Spire Lotto Has Now Begun! You Could Win Up To £10,000Monday 12th May 2014 Chesterfield FC's new lottery is being introduced to replace the long running 'Blues on the Move' scheme.

Those taking part will be allocated four numbers and £500 will be added to the jackpot prize fund on a weekly basis. The jackpot will be won by anyone whose four numbers match the four drawn.

If the four numbers are not matched, the prize fund will rollover to the following week. If the prize fund reaches £10,000 and nobody has matched the four numbers drawn, continuous draws will be made until a winner is found. READ MORE & RESULTS...

Student Discount Offer For Party At The Proact Announced

Student Discount Offer For Party At The Proact AnnouncedFriday 9th May 2014 It's been announced this morning that students can take advantage of a discount ticket offer for next month's Party at the Proact concert which features seven top acts.

Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Katy B and Lawson will be joined by Union J, Ms Dynamite and Tich at the Proact Stadium on Sunday, June 8th.

Tickets for this unmissable event are priced at just £35 and £45 (subject to booking fee)! They can be bought in person from the ticket office at the Proact Stadium or by phoning 01246 209765 (option 1). Online purchases are also... READ MORE...

Plans Made For Year In Derbyshire Celebrations

Plans Made For Year In Derbyshire CelebrationsThursday 8th May 2014 A campaign to attract more visitors to the county and to support the local economy has been launched by Derbyshire County Council.

'Made in Derbyshire'
will take place throughout 2015. The campaign will promote the Derbyshire economy locally and nationally through culture, heritage and sporting events, products and festivals. It will bring together existing events and activities and promote them to wider audiences. A particular focus will be highlighting events and products unique to the county.

Derbyshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Health... READ MORE...

Modness At Staveley MWFC With The Nutty Boys

Modness At Staveley MWFC With The Nutty Boys at the Clubhouse at Inkersall Road on Saturday 10th May from 7pmTuesday 6th May 2014 The brilliant 'Nutty Boys' are bringing their own brand of 'Modness' to Staveley MWFC's Inkersall Road ground club on Saturday 10th May 2014 from 7pm.

If you love Ska, Mod and Punk music - then as the poster says, "It would be Modness to miss them", as renowned local band, the Nutty Boys are gearing up for a night of mayhem this Saturday night, 10th May.

It's all in aid of junior teams from Staveley MWFC and the ticket price includes a light buffet throughout the evening. There is a fully licensed bar with... READ MORE...

Chesterfield's May Day Gala - The Biggest And The Best!

Chesterfield's May Day Gala - The Biggest And The BestFriday 2nd May 2014 After two years absence, the stage for the 2014 May Day Gala moves back to New Square, following the renovation of Chesterfield's historic Market Hall.

Chesterfield's May Day celebration is the most prestigious in the country and brings thousands of people to the town for the march, rally and entertainment for all the family.

As usual, the celebration takes place on the Bank Holiday Monday, which this year, is May 5th. READ MORE...

"Let's Get Rocking" Alan Stevenson Talks Sir Tom And Tinie

Let's Get Rocking, Alan Stevenson Talks Sir Tom And TinieWednesday 30th April 2014

After securing promotion to League One this weekend, the Chesterfield faithful have a lot to look ahead to on the pitch this coming summer.

However, it's set to be a big summer off the pitch too - after the announcements of several acts coming to perform at the PROACT over two days in June.

First up is Sir Tom Jones, on June 7th - he follows fellow Knight of the Realm, Sir Elton John, who rocked the stadium in 2011. READ MORE & AUDIO...

Chesterfield Actor Takes On Lucky Marathon 13 In Hometown

Chesterfield Actor Takes On Lucky Marathon 13 In HometownTuesday 29th April 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Chesterfield actor George Telfer is set to take part in his 13th marathon on home soil.

Mr Telfer
, who starred in the 'Auton' film series, will be joining 1,000 runners expected to take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon on September 14th, 2014.

The 52-year-old has previously run ten London marathons for charity, eight of which have been in aid of charity Whizz Kids, an organisation who... READ MORE...

A 'Cracking' Easter Egg Hunt

A 'Cracking' Easter Egg HuntTuesday 29th April 2014 The Market Hall Easter Egg Hunt was a great success this year and got everyone involved in the detective work from ages 2 to 62!

Local businesses in the Market Hall, with the support of the council, got their heads together to arrange the hunt.

The businesses, led by Karen Rogers of StraightCurves, donated prizes and hid the little crocheted eggs in their shops. "As a town centre, we need to give people another reason to come into town and the Easter Egg Hunt is a great example of this!" says Sarah Risorto of Delicibo, Chesterfield. READ MORE...

'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 51

Chesterfield FC's 'Blues on the move' resultsMonday 28th April 2014
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!

Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...

Chesterfield College Sponsor Party At The Proact

Chesterfield College Sponsor Party At The ProactThursday 17th April 2014
It's been announced that Chesterfield College will sponsor this summer's Party at the Proact, which features a line-up that includes Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Katy B and Lawson.

Explaining the reason for the link-up, Chesterfield College principal Trevor Clay said: "We see our role within the community as broader than just providing education and training, so we think it's important that we are involved with events such as Party at the Proact. Our guidance teams will of course be there on the day to provide advice to anyone considering their education and training options." READ MORE...

Chesterfield Lady Has 100,000 Reasons To Celebrate...

Chesterfield Lady Has 100,000 Reasons To Celebrate...Monday 14th April 2014 The old saying goes, "remember, remember, the 5th November" , but for one very lucky Chesterfield woman, it will be the 5th April she will remember for life, after scooping a huge cash prize at a bingo session.

Kate Bull
experienced a euphoric and life-changing moment just over a week ago, after winning £100,000 at Mecca Chesterfield.

Kate usually attends Bingo with her mother and father-in-law and plays bingo for the social experience, but has never contemplated the thought of winning such a staggering cash windfall. READ MORE...

Vicar Lane's 'Mother Of The Year' For 2014 Is Announced

Vicar Lane's 'Mother Of The Year' For 2014 Is AnnouncedFriday 11th April 2014 Working Mother of one, Bev Horton, has won Chesterfield's Vicar Lane Shopping Centre's 'Mother of the Year 2014' Competition.

Four of the Centre's shops in Chesterfield held Mother's Day competitions and all entrants were automatically put through to a draw for the title. The prize draw for Mother of the Year 2014 was made by Helen Cockerill from the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre.

There were 33 entries from the Bonmarché, Dolled Up, F. Hinds and Waterstones competitions which were put forward to the draw. READ MORE...

Local Woman Gets Cooking Tips From Celebrity Chef

Local Woman Gets Cooking Tips From Celebrity ChefThursday 10th April 2014

Veronica Prunty from Chesterfield spent the day with celebrity chef James Martin on Friday, March 21st, at an exclusive cooking master class, after winning a competition ran by Vintage Inns during British Pie Week.

The country pub brand ran the competition on its social media channels and asked pie fans to send in pictures of themselves, tucking into a Vintage Inn pie over British Pie Week (March 3rd - 9th 2014). The winners were then chosen at random and invited along to the event held at Aveqia in London. READ MORE...

Work To Develop The Next Stage Of Staveley Basin Underway

Work To Develop The Next Stage Of Staveley Basin UnderwayThursday 10th April 2014 Staveley Basin has begun the next phase of its development with contractors beginning work to build wing walls to support its lock bridge.

Derbyshire County Council,
which manages the project, has agreed to fund £89,000 towards the scheme with Chesterfield Canal Trust contributing £76,000 in funds and volunteer time.

Ace Developments from Chesterfield, has started an eight week contract to build the wing walls, which will support the unfinished lock bridge already... READ MORE...

Cheerleading & Cabaret Performances At Chesterfield Marathon

Cheerleading & Cabaret Performances At Chesterfield MarathonWednesday 9th April 2014 Two performance acts have been confirmed for one of Chesterfield's biggest mass participation events in more than 30 years.

Crystal Cheer
and Dance and Directions Theatre Arts will entertain crowds at the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon on Sunday, September 14th.

The marathon will raise funds for children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer UK, as well as other local charities and causes.

Crystal Cheer and Dance will perform some of their American... READ MORE...

Take A Stall At Chesterfield's Easter Table Top Market

Take A Stall At Chesterfield's Easter Table Top MarketTuesday 8th April 2014
Stalls are available to rent at Chesterfield Borough Council's Easter Monday table top sale.

The event takes place on Monday 21st April, from 10am to 4pm at the town centre market place. Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "The Easter Monday market is always very popular with residents and visitors to the town. This is a great opportunity for individuals and charities to get rid of their unwanted items and make some money." READ MORE...

Centenarian Gladys Enjoys The Proact VIP Experience

Centenarian Gladys Enjoys The Proact VIP ExperienceTuesday 8th April 2014 Centenarian Gladys Smith, was treated to VIP hospitality at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium on Saturday as she attended a football match for the first time in her life.

Gladys
, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Mother's Day, was thrilled to receive an invitation to attend the Newport match with members of her family, including daughters Pauline and Linda, son Brian and grand-daughters Julie and Jane.

After being given a tour of the stadium, Gladys enjoyed a meal in the Leengate Legends Lounge with her fellow diners, before presenting the... READ MORE...

Local Rotary Clubs Prepare For St Georges Day Celebrations

Local Rotary Clubs Prepare For St Georges Day CelebrationsTuesday 8th April 2014 Rotary Clubs in the Chesterfield area are set to celebrate St Georges Day with a special dinner in honour of England's patron saint.

This social event is being held at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium on St Georges Day itself, which is Wednesday 23rd April, 2014, and the meal begins at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

A traditional English meal of soup, roast beef, apple pie, cheeseboard of English cheeses, and coffee, also includes the historic 'Ceremony of the Roast Beef', which dates back to medieval times.  As well as the toast to England... READ MORE...

Cycling Legend's New Cycling App Has Peak District In Top 5

Cycling Legend's New Cycling App Has Peak District In Top 5Monday 7th April 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel

A new app from cycling legend Chris Boardman showing his favourite routes, has been launched with the Peak District featuring in the top five rides.

With excitement levels rising ahead of the Tour de France, which comes to Britain in July 2014, Chris Boardman has teamed up with Ordnance Survey to create OS Ride. The easy to use app uses Ordnance Survey's detailed outdoor mapping, enabling cyclists to successfully navigate and track their progress as they ride the routes ridden by Wiggins, Froome, Cavendish and co. READ MORE...

The Pros And Cons Of In-Play Betting

The Pros And Cons Of In-Play BettingMonday 7th April 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
A bet on a sporting event is usually made before it takes place, based on a prediction of the likely outcome of the contest. But recently, 'in-play betting' has become popular. So, what is it about? Here are some of the the pros and cons of betting in-play.

In-play betting consists in placing a bet after the sporting event has started and up to its conclusion. This means the person placing the bet can react, change their prediction on the outcome or back up their first opinion while watching a live event. When betting 'in-play', bets can be placed on a variety of... READ MORE...

Mercians March Into Town. Chesterfield Salutes It's Heroes

Mercians March Into Town. Chesterfield Salutes It's HeroesFriday 4th April 2014 Members of the 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment have, this morning, marched past the Town Hall as they exercised their Freedom Of The Borough of Chesterfield.

Beginning at Rose Hill, the Battalion marched down the High Street and back along Knifesmithgate - and were applauded by shoppers and residents of the town throughout.

Dignitaries, including Her Grace The Duchess of Devonshire, The Lord Lieutenant, Mr William Tucker and The Mayor...READ MORE, VIDEO, AUDIO & PICS...

Diamond Wedding Anniversary Congratulations Keith & Mary HolmesDiamond Wedding Anniversary
Congratulations Keith & Mary Holmes

Thursday 3rd April 2014
Congratulations to Keith & Mary Holmes on their 60th Wedding Anniversary

Keith & Mary Holmes
Congratulations on your diamond wedding anniversary!
Lots of love,
Linda, Dennis, Stuart and Stacy x

Latest Staveley MWFC's Football Camp Dates Announced

Latest Staveley MWFC's Football Camp Dates AnnouncedThursday 3rd April 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC are holding two new exciting two-day Football Camp for all youngsters aged 5 to 16, during April's Easter holidays, after the hugely successful Half Term camp in February.

The holiday's are not too far away, and Staveley MWFC's football development coaches are staging TWO 2-day Football Camps to give the chance for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16 to let off some steam, learn some new skills and have some great fun. As before, to beat any chance of bad weather disruption, the camps will take place on school premises where indoor facilities are... READ MORE...

Tinie Tempah To Headline June's 'Party At The Proact'

Tinie Tempah To Headline June's 'Party At The Proact'Tuesday 1st April 2014 Multi-award winning rapper Tinie Tempah will headline this summer's 'Party at the Proact' on Sunday, June 8th, joining Labrinth, Katy B, Lawson, Union J and Ms Dynamite.

Tinie is the final act to join the bill for one of the summer's hottest multi-act line-ups. His success with number one hits 'Written in the Stars' and 'Pass Out' have made him one of the hottest acts around.

He released his first mixtape in 2005 and his first album, 'Disc-Overy', debuted at number one in the UK in October 2010, after being preceded... READ MORE...

X-Factor Auditions Arrive In Meadowhall

X-Factor Auditions Arrive In MeadowhallTuesday 1st April 2014 Meadowhall Shopping Centre has been chosen to host the 2014 X Factor auditions as the hit TV talent show returns to Sheffield for the first time since 2007.

The hugely popular ITV show will be holding open auditions in the South Yorkshire Shopping Centre next month as part of a nationwide search for the next X Factor superstar.

With Sheffield home to a vibrant music scene and nurturing top talent from Joe Cocker and The Human League right through to the... READ MORE...

County Council Support For Community War Commemorations

Council Support For Community War CommemorationsTuesday 1st April 2014 Residents are being offered support to stage their own First World War events as part of a Derbyshire County Council project to commemorate the conflict.

The council has received £84,600 Heritage Lottery Funding to set up 'Derbyshire Lives in the First World War' to support events across the county.

It will pay for a project manager to work with local community groups, help provide information and advice about staging events and offer groups help to find sources of financial support. READ MORE...

Scientists Swap The Class Room For The Great Outdoors

Scientists Swap The Class Room For The Great OutdoorsTuesday 1st April 2014 A group of science teachers are putting down their Bunsen burners and picking up their walking boots to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Most of the group work at Shirebrook Academy and will be completing the tough challenge on Saturday April 5th to raise money for the school's summer trip to Namibia.

They will attempt to climb Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours. All three peaks form part of the Pennine range and are... READ MORE...

Mother's Day Competitions At Vicar Lane

Mother's Day Competitions At Vicar LaneFriday 28th March 2014 Entering one of FOUR Mother's Day competitions on offer at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, could also win one lucky entrant the title Vicar Lane Shopping Centre Mother of the Year 2014.

The Mother's Day
competitions offer a variety of prizes from an outfit for mother and daughter at Bonmarché, a makeover at Dolled Up, gold pendant and ear-ring set at F. Hinds and gift card and goody bag at Waterstones.

All entrants to these competitions will also be entered into the Vicar Lane Shopping Centre Mother of the Year 2014 Competition, with the winner... READ MORE...

The Cadillacs Cruise To The Spital Pub On Saturday

The Cadillacs Cruise To The Spital Pub On SaturdayThursday 27th March 2014


'The Cadillacs' will be cruising to the Spital Pub on Spital Lane. Chesterfield This saturday night.

The evening's musical entertainment starts at 9:30pm and promises to be a great night.

The Cadillacs, 9:30pm, The Spital Pub, Spital Lane, Chesterfield S41 0HL.

Chesterfield Pub Poker Player Secures Vegas 100 Place

Chesterfield Pub Poker Player Secures Vegas 100 PlaceThursday 27th March 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
A pub Poker player from Chesterfield has secured one of the final places on a trip to Las Vegas!

Adrian Fazakerley, of the Dusty Miller pub in Barlborough, won the prize after finishing in the top ten of the 2014 Redtooth Poker Vegas 100 tournament.

More than 200 of the best pub poker players in the country took part in the second National Final at Grosvenor Casino, Sheffield, with the best ten joining 90 other players, who are already heading to America in May after winning... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Junior Blues Are On The Way To Wembley

Chesterfield Junior Blues Are On The Way To WembleyThursday 27th March 2014 A junior football team from Chesterfield is Wembley bound, after being rewarded for their work within the community by the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Chesterfield Junior Blues have been awarded 50 tickets for Chesterfield's big Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final showdown with Peterborough United at Wembley on Sunday.

Tournament sponsors Johnstone's Paint ran a competition to allocate 50 tickets for a junior football team in the Chesterfield area, to mark the... READ MORE...

Spireites VW Camper On A Return Wembley Mission

Spireites VW Camper On A Return Wembley MissionTuesday 25th March 2014 Chesterfield fan Richard Markham is making a return trip to Wembley on Sunday, in his Spireites-themed classic VW Camper, for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.

Richard, who covered his vehicle in vinyl graphics to show his support for the team when they reached the final two years ago, has brought it up to date with some new graphics for the big game against Peterborough United.

He intends to travel to the game in the van, doubtless attracting lots of attention on the way (if you see him, give him a beep) and he told... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Come Dine With Me Is Back In Chesterfield!

Come Dine With Me Is Back In Chesterfield!Friday 21st March 2014 Do you love Dinner Parties? Are you a great Cook? Well get ready, because the Channel 4 hit TV show 'Come Dine With Me' is back for a new daytime series - and is looking for participants!

Over five days, four strangers, from all walks of life, take turns to host the perfect dinner party for each other and at the end of the week, the best host wins a £1,000 cash prize.

They're looking for people over 18 years of age in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley with a passion for cooking and... READ MORE...

Painting The Town Blue To Back Chesterfield FC

Painting The Town Blue To Back Chesterfield FCThursday 20th March 2014 The entire community of Chesterfield is helping to paint the town blue to back their football team on the road to Wembley.

Thousands of fans will be travelling down to the national stadium to back Chesterfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy against Peterborough on Sunday, March 30th. In the build-up to the game, residents, businesses, workplaces and schools in Chesterfield are being encouraged to unite in backing Paul Cook's team by decking out the town in team colours.

Sponsors Johnstone's Paint have been bringing colour... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Johnstone's Paint Trophy Tour Fun Arrives In Chesterfield

Johnstone's Paint Trophy Tour Fun In ChesterfieldWednesday 19th March 2014 The countdown to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final intensifies this week as an action-packed Trophy Tour has arrived in Chesterfield ahead of the Wembley spectacle.

The Johnstone's Paint Trophy team have taken to the road to capture all the excitement surrounding Chesterfield and Peterborough United ahead of their big day on Sunday, March 30th.

Fans will have the chance to meet players and other representatives from their clubs, as well as having their picture taken with the coveted... READ MORE...

Ashgate Hospice Supported By Sale Of JPT Final Badges

Ashgate Hospice Supported By Sale Of JPT Final BadgesTuesday 18th March 2014
Limited edition lapel badges have been produced to commemorate Chesterfield's appearance in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final - and raise money for a local charity.

Four hundred badges have been commissioned, featuring the date of the Wembley final against Peterborough United - and the two club crests.

They are going on sale in the Club Superstore at the Proact Stadium, priced at £3, with all the proceeds going to Ashgate Hospice. READ MORE & AUDIO...

Fun Dog Show For Dog Charity At Clowne Town Cricket Club

Fun Dog Show For Dog Charity At Clowne Town Cricket ClubMonday 17th March 2014
You are invited to a Fair and charity Fun Dog Show on Saturday, 22nd March, at Clowne Town Cricket Club, from 11am until 3:30pm, in aid of the UK Bull Terrier Welfare Trust.

The will be an indoor Craft Fair with stalls for children and adults ranging from homemade crafts, cupcakes, fresh popcorn, body shop, honey and more!

Out on the playing field there will be a charity Fun dog show consisting of 8 classes, followed by a 'Best in Show' class at the end. READ MORE...

Businesses Urged To Celebrate Town's Success At Free Event

Businesses Urged To Celebrate Town's Success At Free EventFriday 7th March 2014 Local businesses are invited to share in the success of the town's inward investment campaign, Destination Chesterfield, at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 19th March from 7.30am - 10.30am.

Spaces are limited and businesses are being urged to register now after nearly 200 people attended last year's event.

The free breakfast event, which is aptly named 'Celebrate Chesterfield', will look back over the campaign's success during the last 12 months, as well as announce plans for the forthcoming year. READ MORE...

Get Your Boots Out - 'Cos Woofs And Wellies Is Back!

Get Your Boots Out - 'Cos Woofs And Wellies Is Back!Friday 7th March 2014 Woofs and Wellies is back for the fourth year running and Ashgate Hospice are really looking forward to welcoming back their four-legged friends (and their owners!)

Woofs and Wellies is a sponsored dog walk around the beautiful Linacre Woods, to help raise vital funds for Ashgate Hospice, supported this year by Dunston Lodge Boarding Kennels and Grooming Salon.

The 4.5 mile walk will begin at Ashgate Hospice and take you round a circular route through Linacre Woods, back to the Hospice. READ MORE...

Fancy The Chance To Build Your Own Dream Burger?

Fancy The Chance To Build Your Own Dream Burger?Thursday 6th March 2014 Ever wanted to make your mark on the menu at your local pub? Well now's your chance.

A Chesterfield pub/restaurant is giving local foodies the opportunity to create their ultimate dream burger, which if chosen, will feature in pubs across the nation - just in time to cheer on England during the summer's World Cup football.

The Donkey Derby, on Sheffield Road, is calling for burger buffs to help create pub restaurant chain Flaming Grill's first crowd-sourced burger - chosen by guests, for guests. READ MORE...

Great Opportunity To See Your Memories Of Saltergate In Print

A Great Opportunity To See Your Memories Of Saltergate In PrintThursday 6th March 2014 We have received an email from an author who is seeking Chesterfield fans who would like to contribute to a new book - regarding leaving one football ground for a new one. If you would like to see your story in print please read on...

From C. Lloyd Thompson: "How did you feel when your team 'upped-sticks' and left your old ground? Were you upset, frustrated or annoyed at your Club relocating or was it the best thing that ever happened?

I know how strongly I felt when my team, Bolton Wanderers, left... READ MORE...

The Search Is On To Crown Chesterfield's Carnival Queen

The Search Is On To Crown Chesterfield's Carnival QueenWednesday 5th March 2014 Do you think you've got what it takes to be crowned Chesterfield Town's Carnival Queen, Princess or Rosebud?

Chesterfield
based national charity, Kids 'n' Cancer, has launched a local campaign to crown the Chesterfield Carnival Queen (18 years +); two loyal Princesses (8-17 years) and four little Rosebuds (under 8s) to help celebrate and support the Chesterfield Marathon 2014, which is hoping to attract 3,000 runners and thousands more spectators to the town on Sunday, 14th September, 2014.

So, if you know someone who's gone that extra mile; done... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Western Front Association - Meeting Details

Chesterfield Western Front Association - Meeting DetailsMonday 3rd March 2014 The next Branch Meeting of the Chesterfield Western Front Association will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday 4th March 2014 at Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.

The speaker will be Mr Andy Lonergan talking on "Major General Sir George Townshend Forestier-Walker", a 'rising star' prior to the war, after 1914, he drops from the radar - Andy Lonergan looks at why.

For more information, please contact Mr Mark Macartney on 01623 812110 or check the Branch's website at www.wfachesterfield.com.

Chesterfield MP Backs Town Marathon

Chesterfield MP Backs Town MarathonFriday 28th February 2014
Toby Perkins, Chesterfield MP and Shadow Business Minister, has given his support to the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon.

The Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 14th, in aid of children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer UK, along with other local charities and good causes.

Runners can take part in a full marathon, half marathon, fun run and a relay race, where four competitors take a share of the course. More than 1,000 people are expected to take part with entries now open for all events. READ MORE & VIDEO...

Volunteers Needed For Exciting New Bolsover Castle Project

Volunteers Needed For Exciting New Bolsover Castle ProjectWednesday 26th February 2014

English Heritage's Bolsover Castle is on the look out for local residents with a passion for history to come along to a coffee morning at the castle on Tuesday 4th March at 9.30am - and find out how they can help volunteer to tell the tale of the town's iconic landmark as part of an exciting new project.

Bolsover Castle has attracted visitors for hundreds of years, and the current work to restore, re-imagine and re-interpret the castle and garden ready for re-opening in April, will encourage more people to visit the town and surrounding... READ MORE...

8 Minutes To Get To The Scene, 12 Minutes To Save A Life!

8 Minutes To Get To The Scene, 12 Minutes To Save A Life!Tuesday 25th February 2014 Following on from news of the Chesterfield Royal being featured on BBC1's 'Operation Hospital Food' this week, it's now the turn of the East Midlands Ambuilance Service (EMAS) to grab some limelight!

Nine University of Northampton Paramedic Students are followed as they embark on their first work placements with East Midlands Ambulance Service mentors.

A BBC Three award-winning production team who were behind the 'Junior Doctors:- your life in their hands' programme, have worked with The University of Northampton and EMAS to produce 'Junior Paramedics'... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Royal Hospital Featuring In Hit BBC1 Series

Chesterfield Royal Hospital Features In Hit BBC1 Series - Operation Hospital FoodMonday 24th February 2014 An innovative idea - aimed at helping elderly patients going home from hospital and who live alone - is to be featured in the new series of BBC1's 'Operation Hospital Food'.

Hosted by celebrity chef James Martin, the third series of the hit TV show will focus on several projects from hospitals across the country, including the Royal, and is due to air on BBC1 at 9.15am every morning from Monday 24th to Friday 28th February.

The Royal's project involves an initiative from the retail and health side of the Trust, along with the British Red Cross - with made to order... READ MORE...

DVLA Wants Swinging Success As TA12 ZAN Goes Up For Sale

DVLA Hopes For Swinging Success As TA12 ZAN Goes Up For SaleMonday 24th February 2014 One lucky motorist could well be lord of the urban jungle, thanks to DVLA Personalised Registrations, who are auctioning -
"TA12 ZAN" later this week.

The registration, which clearly resembles the name of the jungle-living hero created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, is among 1,500 personalised registrations going under the auctioneers' hammer during the Agency's first live sale of 2014 which gets underway at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on Wednesday, February 26th.

While the three-day sale is festooned with fun-related registrations... READ MORE...

Ginny Davies In 'Something Fishy' At The Hollingwood Hub

Ginny Davies In 'Something Fishy' At The Hollingwood HubMonday 24th February 2014 After her wonderful performance of 'Double Booked' last year, the Chesterfield Canal Trust is delighted to welcome Ginny Davis back to Hollingwood Hub.

Something Fishy is the latest in the Ruth Rich saga. It is a witty and entertaining show in the style of television favourites Outnumbered and My Family, describing a middle aged mum's efforts to keep everything running smoothly as chaos unfolds.

All goes to hell in a handcart when Ruth's typical teenage son, Fred, is banned from school trips so severely that he can only participate in a trip to... READ MORE...

Valentine's Day Proposal And A £5,000 Win For Happy Couple

Valentine's Day Proposal And A £5,000 Win For Happy Couple at Mecca ChesterfieldFriday 21st February 2014 Josh Adams knew he was going to propose to the love of his life, but didn't realise how surreal a moment it would be until Valentine's Day in Mecca Chesterfield when he popped the question.

"
I had a speech planned and everything, but when I got the mic in my hand and saw 500 people watching, I realised I didn't really know what I was saying," said the 20-year-old. "Jasmine was very surprised and started crying."

After composing herself, Jasmine Durrant, from Bakewell, said "Yes" to Josh, which brought a rapturous applause from the full house. Jasmine has... READ MORE...

New Trio To Join The 'Party At The Proact'

New Trio To Join The 'Party At The Proact'Tuesday 18th February 2014 Chesterfield Football Club has said this lunchtime that three more acts have been added to the exciting line-up for this summer's Party at the Proact.

Labrinth, Katy B and Ms Dynamite will now join Lawson and Union J at the event on Sunday, June 8th - a day after Tom Jones performs at the stadium.

Labrinth is the multi-faceted rising star of British music. He has already enjoyed considerable success with his first two singles - 'Let the Sun Shine' and 'Earthquake' - storming the top three, the latter selling over... READ MORE...

Vicar Lane Valentine's Fundraiser For British Heart Foundation

Vicar Lane Valentine's Fundraiser For British Heart FoundationThursday 13th February 2014 Retailers based at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre are raising funds for British Heart Foundation during the run up to Valentine's Day - and offering shoppers the chance to win prizes.

Visitors will have the challenge to find two members of staff wearing broken hearts somewhere within the shops at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, which includes those on Steeplegate.

They will then have to submit their answers via the Vicar Lane Shopping Centre website with a chance to win a 9ct gold pendant and ear-ring set... READ MORE...

County Council's Plans To Develop Derbyshire's Waterways

Derbyshire County Council's Plans To Develop Derbyshire's WaterwaysWednesday 12th February 2014 Plans to develop Derbyshire's waterways have been drafted with the aim of making the most of their potential.

Derbyshire County Council's
Cabinet were shown the draft Waterways Strategy on 11th February and agreed to share it with interested parties for consultation before a final version is submitted in April.

The county council owns and maintains 11 miles of canals including Cromford Canal from Cromford Wharf to Ambergate and Butterley Tunnel to Codnor Park Reservoir; Chesterfield Canal from St. Helena's Weir to... READ MORE...

Director Joe Wright Seeks Peter For Upcoming Film 'Pan'

Director Joe Wright Seeks Peter For Upcoming Film 'Pan'Tuesday 11th February 2014 One aspiring young actor will have the opportunity to portray one of the most iconic characters ever created, in an all-new big screen adventure based on J.M. Barrie's beloved character Peter Pan, the boy who would never grow up.

Warner Bros. Pictures and the filmmakers behind the upcoming feature film "Pan", are hosting an open casting call on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014, at Wembley Arena, for the title role in Director Joe Wright's live-action adventure. 

Boys of all ethnicities, aged 11 to 13, are invited to audition for... READ MORE...

Derbyshire's Poet Laureate Talks Town With Local Pupils

Derbyshire's Poet Laureate Talks Town With Local PupilsFriday 7th February 2014 Year 6 pupils from a Chesterfield Primary school were treated to a poetic performance, dedicated to high flying League leaders Chesterfield FC - and a workshop helping them hone their own literacy skills.

Spireites' Poet In Residence, Helen Mort
, welcomed the 10 and 11 years olds from New Whittington to the new Community Stand classroom and talked to them about her life as Derbyshire Poet Laureate, and her work at the football club.

Derbyshire decided to appoint a Poet Laureate to celebrate Derbyshire places, people and traditions through poetry; and to encourage... READ MORE & VIDEO...

Chesterfield Girl Has Beauty And Purpose

Chesterfield Girl Has Beauty And PurposeThursday 6th February 2014 A Chesterfield girl is hoping to fulfill a childhood dream this coming Valentine's Day - and make it through to the Miss England finals.

Rachel Cadman
, 21, is through to the finals of Miss South Yorkshire and will, over the course of the next week, be taking part in various disciplines, the combined scores of which will hopefully garner her the coveted local title.

Having survived Boot Camp, she will then progress through to the finals, where she will showcase sportswear, 'eco' wear (more on this later!) and... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Caledonians Talk On The Scottish Highlands

Chesterfield Caledonians Talk On The Scottish HighlandsWednesday 5th February 2014 Chesterfield and District Caledonian Association are fortunate to have secured the presence of Mr. Andy Firth from Coal Aston for their next meeting.

A well known professional speaker, Mr Firth will give a slide presentation with commentary on the Western Ross area of Scotland, covering Torridon Loch Maree and the Far North and it promises to be an entertaining and fascinating journey through the Scottish Highlands.

The Event starts at 7:30pm on Saturday 22nd February at... READ MORE...

Could You Be Ashgate Hospice's 'Mr Heart Throb'?

Could You Be Ashgate Hospice's 'Mr Heart Throb'?Tuesday 4th January 2014
Ashgate Hospice are really excited to be hosting Mr Heart Throb, a brand new event for 2014!

They're inviting fun loving Derbyshire fellas to compete in four categories: modelling their work clothes, what they would wear on a dinner date, a super hero costume and finally a show stopping outfit of their choice.

Contestants will have to impress the judging panel, headed by Peak FM's Becky Measures, as well as the audience (tickets available now!) READ MORE...

A New Chef, New Menu And New Award For Devonshire Arms

A New Chef, New Menu And New Award For Devonshire ArmsTuesday 4th February 2014 There’s not just a new chef and a new approach to dining at The Devonshire Arms, Middle Handley, but now there's another new award too.

The multi award-winning, Michelin listed inn, has recently welcomed new Head Chef Russell Caines.

With a wealth of experience gained around the country - and especially throughout North Yorkshire - Russell is the holder of a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand accolade, awarded when he was the owner and Head Chef at... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Western Front Association - Meeting Details

Chesterfield Western Front Association - Meeting DetailsMonday 3rd February 2014 The next Branch Meeting of the Chesterfield Western Front Association will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday 4th February 2014 at Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.

The speaker will be Dr Simon Peaple talking on the origins of WW1.

Author of "European Diplomacy 1870-1939" (2002), Dr Peaple examines the controversy surrounding the outbreak of the First World War. For more information, please contact Mr Mark Macartney on 01623 812110 or check the Branch's website at www.wfachesterfield.com.

Most Sunbeds Fail Safety Test In County Council Survey

Most Sunbeds Fail Safety Test In County Council SurveyFriday 31st January 2014 Six out of ten sunbeds tested in a Derbyshire County Council survey were found to emit dangerously high levels of ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Tanning lamps are restricted to a certain power - by law and the legal limit across Europe - of 0.3 watts per square metre. This was adopted in 2009 because of growing health concerns.

But even sunbeds operating at this level give off the equivalent UV radiation to an hour's midday sun in Australia! READ MORE...

There's A Guy Works Down The Proact Swears He's Elvis!

There's A Guy Works Down The Proact Swears He's Elvis!Wednesday 29th January 2014
A fundraising event at the Proact Stadium on Saturday night saw around £3,500 raised for the Chesterfield FC academy.

Goalkeeper coach Eric Nixon performed an Elvis Presley tribute - which was filmed by Sky Sports for a Soccer Saturday feature - with The Nutty Boys also providing musical entertainment.

Around 200 people attended the event with a raffle and an auction adding to the coffers. READ MORE...

A Very Happy 14th Birthday To Callum WardA Very Happy Birthday To Callum Ward

Callum Ward, 14 on Wednesday 29th January 2014
Happy Birthday Ceej - have a fantastic day!



Have a wonderful day CJ - annoying that your birthday is on Parent's Evening at school - but we'll make up for it at the weekend!

Lots and lots of love from Mum, Dad, Nanna & Grandad Ward, Nan & Grandad Wood, Aunty 'Nise, Willowbooby and all your family and friends xxx

Franke Sissons: More Support For Youth Sport

Franke Sissons: More Support For Youth SportTuesday 28th January 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel
Franke Sissons has been manufacturing washroom and catering products in Chesterfield for 230 years, this year.


But the Company, which employs over 80 people at its Carrwood Road factory in Chesterfield, is also a keen supporter of youth sport and good causes locally. 

So, when John Mason, a laser programmer with Franke Sissons, suggested Wingerworth Junior Sports Association (WSJA) was in need of new team coats for its Wingerworth Wolves Under 7s squad, the Company agreed... READ MORE...

Staveley MWFC's Half Term Football Camp Announced

Staveley MWFC's Half Term Football Camp AnnouncedSaturday 25th January 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC are holding an exciting new two day Football Camp for all youngsters aged 5 to 16, during February's Half Term holidays, with a very special guest appearance for the presentations.

Half term is not too far away, and Staveley MWFC's football development coaches are staging a 2 day Football Camp to give the chance for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16 to let off some steam, learn some new skills and have some great fun.

To beat any chance of bad weather disruption, the camp will... READ MORE...

Transfer Deadline For Fans To Sign For Chesterfield Looming

Transfer Deadline For Fans To Sign For Chesterfield Looming FastThursday 16th January 2014 Chesterfield FC supporters still have three weeks to register their interest in signing for the Spireites with the 'Sign for Your Club' campaign closing on Sunday, 2nd February.

All Chesterfield fans have to do is register their interest at www.signforyourclub.co.uk.

This once in a lifetime opportunity for supporters to join their heroes is thanks to Papa John's, the official pizza partner of the Football League, which has a store not to far from the Proact Stadium, on Sheffield Road. READ MORE...

Tom Jones Tickets On Sale Next Week

Tom Jones Tickets On Sale Next WeekWednesday 15th January 2014 Tickets for the Tom Jones concert taking place at the Proact Stadium on Saturday, June 7th, will go on sale from next week.

Tickets priced at £39 / £50 / £75 (plus booking fee), will be available on pre-sale to Chesterfield FC supporters only from 10am on Wednesday, January 22nd.

They can be purchased from the Ticket Office at the Proact or via the telephone hotline: 01246 209765 (option 1 or ext 4114). Alternatively, email karenwood@chesterfield-fc.co.uk. Please note that no bookings will be taken via email before the pre-sale date. READ MORE...

Shirebrook Student Kick Boxes Her Way To Two Gold Medals

Shirebrook Student Kick Boxes Her Way To Two Gold MedalsWednesday 15th January 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel
A 16-year-old kick boxer is showing off her talent in the ring winning two gold medals in a national competition.

Jade Humphries, a Shirebrook Academy student, won the medals at the WTKA Best of British competition, going up against advanced black belt fighters.

She competed in 2 categories, up to age 16 and 16-18, winning gold in both.

Jade, who lives in Langwith, said: "I'm so proud that I've been..." READ MORE...

Ben Parkinson MBE Proud To Go A Little Further For Charity

Ben Parkinson MBE Proud To Go A Little Further For CharityMonday 13th January 2014 In a week on which it was announced that a superstar would visit the PROACT in the summer, it was perhaps fitting that the ground also played host to a true hero this last weekend.

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE is the most seriously injured soldier to survive injuries he received in Afghanistan in 2006 ,and was told he would never walk again.

However, after a well documented and public road to recovery, he has proved beyond doubt the strength of the human spirit and will to overcome... READ MORE...

The Dave Allen Interview - "I'm Here For The Long Haul!"

Chesterfield FC Chairman and Owner Dave Allen - I'm Here For The Long Haul!Thursday 9th January 2014 No one can deny that it was a rollercoaster of a journey last year at the PROACT, with wholesale changes to personnel on and off the pitch.

It's no doubt been an expensive year too for Chairman and Owner Dave Allen, who told The Chesterfield Post that he is more than happy with the result as we head into the New Year, "I'm delighted. It would have been a lot better if we'd not had injuries for the last 6 to 8 weeks. We have a good team down here - top to bottom - and that includes everything. When I first came here, I felt there were things that needed addressing and, through (CEO) Chris Turner, we have..." READ MORE & AUDIO...

Burns Celebration Dinner & Dance Night 2014

Burns' Celebration Dinner & Dance Night 2014Thursday 9th January 2014 Chesterfield and District Caledonian Association's Burns Celebration Annual Dinner and Dance takes place on 25th January 2014 at The Chesterfield Hotel.

The evening will include the traditional Piping in and Address to the Haggis, The Toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, the 'Toast to the Lasses' and the 'Response by the Lasses', all followed by dancing to continue through until after midnight.

Dinner is a four course meal with coffee, whisky for the toasts... READ MORE...

Tom Jones Is Coming To Chesterfield!

Tom Jones Is Coming To Chesterfield!Wednesday 8th January 2014 It's just been announced that the green, green grass of the PROACT, will be playing host to multi-million selling artist Tom Jones, who is coming to Chesterfield for one night only on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

The Voice judge will bring his amazing Welsh sound to Chesterfield this Summer. It will be the second concert to be staged at the home of the Spireites, following on from Elton John's appearance in the summer of 2012, which attracted an audience of around 15,000.

Although Tom is best known for hits including Kiss, Delilah and... READ MORE...

Residents Invited To Discuss Public Health Lifestyle Services

Residents Invited To Discuss Public Health Lifestyle ServicesTuesday 7th January 2013 Residents will be invited to have their say on plans to reorganise public health lifestyle services in Derbyshire this month.

Derbyshire County Council is inviting people to take part in a series of local events to discuss the way these services are provided.

The events will focus on new plans to offer people one point of access for help to lose weight, stop smoking and lead more active lifestyles.

These plans would see a team of 'wellbeing workers' providing... READ MORE...

Staveley MWFC Development School Begins 2014 Sessions

Staveley MWFC Development School Begins 2014 SessionsFriday 3rd January 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC are offering a fantastic opportunity on Saturday mornings for youngsters to get involved in football, beginning this Saturday, 4th January.

They will not only be coached to develop their football skills and fitness, but make new friends and most importantly, have lots of fun!

The youngsters will develop a different range of skills across all aspects of football and a set schedule has been made to ensure that each individual becomes a better footballer. READ MORE...

High Praise For Chesterfield's Holmebrook Valley Park

High Praise For Chesterfield's Holmebrook Valley ParkMonday 23rd December 2013 Judges from the national Green Flag award have commended Holmebrook Valley Park.

The Green Flag award is run by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign and recognises top quality parks and open spaces.

Holmebrook Valley Park, owned and maintained by Chesterfield Borough Council, received its Green Flag for the third time this summer.

A Judge from the campaign paid an unannounced visit to the park... READ MORE...

Ashover Boasts The Unique Attraction Of 'Loos With Views'!

Ashover Boasts The Unique Attraction Of 'Loos With Views'!Monday 23rd December 2013 The old stone public conveniences on Moor Road have been completely renovated and the redundant telephone kiosk in the small room at the front of the building, turned into an information point featuring parish news and attractions, maps and details of local walks.

The major makeover has cost almost £27,000 and has been made possible by a substantial donation of more than £22,000 by Viridor Credits Environmental Company through the Landfill Communities Fund, and financial assistance of £5,000 from Ashover Parish Council and £2,253 from Ashover Primary Care Trust as the Contributing Third Party. READ MORE...

Next Stop Florida For Bus Competition Winner!

Next Stop Florida For Bus Competition Winner!Wednesday 18th December 2013 A Chesterfield family has won a holiday of a lifetime to the USA just by catching the bus.

Nicola Clark, who is from Chesterfield won a family holiday to Florida worth over £8,000 after entering a competition run by Stagecoach in Chesterfield with Peak FM.

The 'Your Lucky Ticket' competition winner will enjoy seven nights in Orlando, visits to Universal Studios and Disney World and £250 of prize money to spend.

Nicola Clark was unveiled as the winner on Sean and Becky's... READ MORE...

Staveley Sign Premiership And England Star

Staveley Sign Premiership And England StarTuesday 17th December 2013 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC have signed former England International, Carlton Palmer - albeit just for the one game!

Carlton (left) has agreed to pull on yet another set of blue and white stripes, this time for Staveley, for their Christmas week fixture against Worksop Parramore, at Inkersall Road on Saturday, 28th December, 2013, kick off at 3pm.

The much travelled defender/midfielder arrives at Inkersall Road via West Brom, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United, Southampton... READ MORE...

Sir Alex Ferguson Meets His Match In Chesterfield This Xmas...

Sir Alex Ferguson Meets His Match In Chesterfield This Xmas...Monday 16th December 2013 Sir Alex Ferguson is facing an unlikely rival for the Christmas number one best seller spot in Chesterfield.

The former MUFC boss, whose book, 'My Autobiography', tops the national Waterstones Christmas chart, has been stopped in its tracks locally by Neil Anderson's 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Chesterfield', which is presently selling just as fast.

The book, which features long gone nightspots like the Aquarius and Adam & Eve, has been a local best seller since it was launched in the Summer... READ MORE...

Panto Stars Show Support To Local Hospital

Panto Stars Show Support To Local HospitalMonday 16th December 2013
On Friday (13th December), child patients at Chesterfield Royal Hospital were excited to meet the Chesterfield Theatres Pantomime cast, who made a special visit to the Nightingale Ward.

Stars of the Beauty and the Beast Pantomime, Tina Barrett (Beauty), Jon Moses (Beast & Count), Danny Mills (Madame Fifi), Sarah Whitlock (Witch Hazel), Titus Rowe (Gaston), Rick Gaynor (Pierre) and Maurice Thorogood (Professor Crackpot), showed their support in numbers as they created mischief and havoc within the childrens' ward giving out early Christmas presents. READ MORE...

A Very Happy Birthday To Andy Hill, Friday 13th December 2013 A Very Happy Birthday To Andy Hill

Andy Hill on Friday 13th December 2013
Happy Birthday Andy!
Lookin' lush!



Have a great day from Andrea and Aaron, all your family and friends and all the lads and parents at Staveley MWFC U14s xxx

Mecca Chesterfield's Christmas Cheer With Presents Campaign

Mecca Chesterfield is spreading festive cheer this yuletide season by collecting gifts for Chesterfield Royal Hospital children's unit as part of Mecca's Christmas presents campaign.Thursday 12th December 2013 Mecca Chesterfield is spreading festive cheer this yuletide season by collecting gifts for Chesterfield Royal Hospital children's unit as part of Mecca's Christmas presents campaign.

Mecca customers and employees are being encouraged to take a gift tag from the club's Christmas tree - and buy an extra present this year, to bring smiles to the faces of children who are spending Christmas in the hospital.

"We'e delighted to be supporting our local hospital and hope to make this Christmas an extra special one for these children," Mecca Chesterfield Operations Manager Tracy Lowth said. READ MORE...

Chesterfield College Earns Derbyshire Active Workplace Mark

Chesterfield College Earns Derbyshire Active Workplace MarkFriday 6th December 2013 Chesterfield College has become the first organisation to be awarded the Derbyshire Active Workplace Mark.

The Derbyshire Active Workplace Mark recognises workplaces in Derby and Derbyshire that have taken positive steps to encourage their workforce to become more active and more involved in sport and active recreation.

Chesterfield College has been awarded the 'Achievement' level of the Derbyshire Active Workplace Mark. This recognises that a workplace has demonstrated a real commitment to developing and increasing the physical..." READ MORE...

The Octaves Release 'Radio Christmas' For Kids 'n' Cancer

The Octaves Release 'Radio Christmas' For Kids 'n' CancerThursday 28th November 2013
So here we are again, the Radio and TV is alive with golden oldies of every shade of tinsel and glitter and once again, we are all asking "why are there no new Christmas songs?"

Well ask no more because here is a brand new classic Christmas song for your delight and enjoyment.

'Radio Christmas' sums it up, the song that references the greats of the genre performed by a fresh young vocal quartet called The Octaves. READ MORE...

Reindeer's Miss Out On Their Sweets At Vicar Lane

Reindeer's Miss Out On Their Sweets At Vicar LaneThursday 28th November 2013 Rudolph, Prancer, Donner and Blitzen, helping out on the reindeer carousel ride, arrived on Monday 25th November for a three week stay at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, until Saturday 14th December, to help bring festive cheer to shoppers.

Their carousel ride is suitable for children of all ages, although those younger than 3 years old will require an adult to accompany them, and ask the reindeers ask for a small charge of £1.50 to take a ride with them.

This is the first time the reindeers have visited Vicar Lane, but... READ MORE...

Get Your Glad Rags On And Platform Shoes Out...

Get Your Glad Rags On And Platform Shoes Out...Thursday 28th November 2013 New Whittington social club are organising a 70's / 80's Fancy Dress Disco on Saturday, 21st December from 7.30pm till late - and would like to invite everyone along to join in the fun, and dance the night away!

Children are also very welcome, so it's a perfect opportunity to come along as a family and party.

Also on the night, there will be a free buffet and a Christmas draw, with the first prize an amazing £100, plus other great prizes including a dvd player, electrical goods, bottles of wine, boxes of christmas biscuits, a bouncy castle for... READ MORE...

Win Tickets To See The Female Football Stars Of Tomorrow

Win Tickets To See The Female Football Stars Of TomorrowMonday 25th November 2013 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel

Chesterfield FC will play its part in the development of the future of Women's football - as it hosts many prestigious games, including the Final, in this year's UEFA U17 European Women's Championships at the PROACT stadium - and you can be a part of it - as we have 5 Family tickets to the match on Friday 29th November to give away!

Ahead of the tournament, Lois Fidler has named her England squad to compete in the Championship on home soil later this week.READ MORE...

A Winter Wonderland Comes To Town!

A Winter Wonderland Comes To (Chesterfield) Town!Sunday 24th November 2013 Thousands filled New Square this evening to see Chesterfield transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with snow.

A special Christmas Market was held throughout the afternoon, with the festive lights switched on at 4.45 pm by stars of this years panto, Beauty and The Beast, S Club 7's Tina Barrett and Superstar's Jon Moses.

Directions Theatre Arts provided a Christmas Medley and Calow Primary School choir entertained the crowds. PeakFM presenters provided the roadshow at the event, orgainised by Chesterfield Borough Council. READ MORE & VIDEO...

Planning Application For Queen's Park Sports Centre Available

Planning Application For Queen's Park Sports Centre AvailableTuesday 19th November 2013 Chesterfield Borough Council has announced that the planning application for the new Queen's Park Sports Centre has been published.

Residents are invited to have their say on the development, which councillors say will reduce subsidy costs and be more energy efficient that the existing building.

The proposed new development, which would see a state of the art sports facility built on the current Annexe, has already undergone one round of public consultation and a full council debate after concerns were raised by local residents. READ MORE...

Beauty Lights Up Chesterfield

Lighting Up ChesterfieldTuesday 19th November 2013 Chesterfield is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland this weekend as Chesterfield Borough Council's annual Christmas lights switch-on, takes place.

Stars of Beauty and the Beast, this year's panto at the Pomegranate Theatre, S Club 7's Tina Barratt and ITV Superstar runner-up Jon Moses, will switch on the lights together with Chesterfield's Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Paul Stone and Mrs Barbara Wallace.

The switch-on will happen in New Square this Sunday, 24th... READ MORE...

Former Manager Of Chesterfield Theatres Remembered

Former Manager Of Chesterfield Theatres, Derek Coleman, is  RememberedSaturday 16th November 2013
The Friends of Chesterfield Theatres have presented a framed photograph of Derek Coleman, which will be hung in the bar of the Pomegranate Theatre in memory of him.

Councillor Ken Huckle, Chesterfield Borough Council's Assistant Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, who received the framed photograph on behalf of Chesterfield Borough Council, commented: "Derek Coleman was a key part of Chesterfield's theatres for many years and it is only fitting that we should honour him in this way." READ MORE...

Spireites' Help Proves That 'School Is Cool!'

Chesterfield FC have been praised for helping to improve the attendance record at Whitecotes Primary School.Friday 15th November 2013
Chesterfield FC have been praised for helping to improve the attendance record at Whitecotes Primary School.

For the first term last year, the school had 76 children with full time attendance. This year, for the same period, there are 120 children who have achieved 100% attendance.

The Chesterfield FC Community Trust has helped the school achieve this impressive result by offering pupils free match tickets as... READ MORE...

Tupton Hall School Sixth Form University Challenge Winners

Tupton Hall School Sixth Form University Challenge WinnersThursday 14th November 2013 Tupton Hall School is celebrating after a triumphant win at the University Challenge Quiz, held at the University of Lincoln on Saturday 9th November.

Sixth Form students George Beard, Ben Mitchell, Josh Barsley and Nicola Samples beat 13 other schools, including several grammar schools, to take home the title of University Challenge Quiz winners, answering over 150 questions covering topics such as Art, Music, History, Science and Language.

The questions were all very difficult to answer, with the students... READ MORE...

Young Mums' Baby Bump Casts On Show

Young Mums' Baby Bump Casts On ShowWednesday 13th November 2013 A unique exhibition of belly casts of young mothers in Chesterfield, will go on display at the Healthy Living Centre in Staveley.

The 14 young mums, partners and family members who attended the belly casting and health workshops organised by Staveley Children's Centre and South Lodge Children's Centre in Chesterfield, are invited to the event on Tuesday 19th November.

The project aims to encourage young women to have positive... READ MORE...

Chesterfield SANDS To Hold Charity Bokwa-Thon

Chesterfield SANDS To Hold Charity Bokwa-ThonTuesday 12th November 2013 Chesterfield SANDS (the stillbirth and neonatal death charity) are holding a charity Bokwa-Thon, with all proceeds going to their Baby Garden in Boythorpe Cemetery.

The charity's two hour Bokwa-thon is on Saturday 16th November at Hasland Village Hall and doors are open at 1.30pm, the Bokwa-thon will be from 2pm - 4pm.

The afternoon is suitable for the whole family, there will be refreshments available, craft stalls to browse, cake stalls and a raffle with some fab prizes. There's also a FREE T-shirt and bottle of water for entrants (while stocks last!) READ MORE...

Stand Road Fireworks Display Lights Up Chesterfield Skies

Stand Road Fireworks Display Lights Up The SkiesThursday 7th November 2013 More than 15,000 residents watched as Chesterfield Borough Council's annual fireworks display went off with a bang.

Despite rain in the lead-up to the event at Stand Road Recreation Ground on Tuesday night, the weather was fine for the display, which featured a new firework this year - silver screaming discs rising in the sky.

Comments from residents and visitors who attended the event were overwhelmingly positive. Twitter follower Anna T said the event was "The best fireworks display I have seen in my life!", Shaun Roddis commented... READ MORE...

Historic Public House In Wingerworth Reborn!

Historic Public House In Wingerworth Reborn!Thursday 7th November 2013 The Wingerworth Pub & Kitchen (formerly known as the Hunloke Arms) is to re-open tomorrow - Friday November 8th - following a £500,000 refurbishment.

The Grade II listed building, on the A61 Derby Road, has been brought back to its former glory, on time and on budget, thanks to the painstaking work of a dedicated team.

New Head Chef is Andrew Brookes, who has previously achieved 3-Rosettes at the East Lodge in Rowsley and the New Ellington in Leeds. READ MORE...

Patrick Visits The Proact On His Way To All 92 Grounds

Patrick Visits The Proact On His Way To All 92 League GroundsTuesday 5th November 2013 One of the 6,346 who packed into the PROACT last Saturday to watch Chesterfield take on Scunthorpe, was one teenager who is visiting every league ground and writing about his experiences - the club and the facilities.

Having met him in the press room at the game, we are more than happy for him to share those thoughts with the Chesterfield Post readers.

Patrick Burke, 14, from the Wirral, spends most of his weekends travelling round the country gathering material for his book - and he clearly enjoyed... READ MORE...

Déda Launches Search For Young Dance Stars

Déda Launches Search For Young Dance StarsMonday 4th November 2013 A Chesterfield-based youth contemporary dance company is holding auditions next month to give talented local youngsters the chance to develop their performance skills.

Derbyshire Youth Dance Company was launched last year by Derby-based Déda, one of the UKs' leading dance centres, in partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council, the Winding Wheel theatre where it is based and the Dance4's Centre for Advanced Training (CAT).

The first group of 11 young dancers aged 11 to 18 have been... READ MORE...

KIDS 'n' CANCER ARE LOOKING FOR CHARITY VOLUNTEERS

KIDS 'n' CANCER ARE LOOKING FOR CHARITY VOLUNTEERSMonday 4th November 2013
Chesterfield based national charity, Kids 'n' Cancer UK, are searching for much needed volunteers to collect money on behalf of the Charity.


They now have secured dates and times and are wanting to hear from you if you can spare an hour to help on one of their specified days. It doesn't have to be a permanent commitment, a one off would be a great help too!

For further details please contact Morgan at Kids 'n' Cancer on 01246 236566 or via email on morgan@kidsncancer.co.uk. READ MORE...

Not Only Here For The Beer! CAMRA Opens Assembly Rooms

Not Only Here For The Beer! CAMRA Opens Assembly RoomsFriday 1st November 2013 Chesterfield will be a 'glass half full' town this weekend - as the Real Ale Festival, organised by CAMRA, kicked off in the newly refurbished Market Hall Assembly Hall today on Day Two of Chesterfield's three day long Market Festival.

49 locally brewed beers are featuring at the event, with a blind tasting by a panel of experts choosing the event's top tipple.

Dating from 1857, Chesterfield's historic Market Hall, and the Assembly Room which it houses, has just undergone a £4 million refit... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Market Goes Back In Time!

Chesterfield Market Goes Back In Time!Thursday 31st October 2013 Anyone visiting town today would have thought they'd gone back in time, as the traders on the regular flea market donned their finest 1940's gear and opened the three day Market Festival.

Luckily the weather held as thousands packed into the Market square throughout the day to buy and sell goods and produce. In keeping with the event, many stalls had a forties theme and many items for sale had a definite retro feel about them.

There was the added attraction of the annual fun filled Bargain Hunt which saw the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield team up with TV... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Let The Fireworks Begin At Chesterfield's Biggest Free Display

Let The Fireworks Begin At Chesterfield's Biggest Free DisplayThursday 31st October 2013 The spark(ler)s are set to fly at Chesterfield Borough Council's annual fireworks display.

The event takes place at Stand Road Recreation Ground on Tuesday 5th November, with the gates open from 6pm and a huge fireworks display taking place during the evening, which finishes at around 9pm and best of all, entrance is completely free!

There will be fun for all the family with a large funfair and entertainment from Peak FM's roadshow and a selection of various catering vans. READ MORE...

Post Office Team Cycle 85 Miles In Shape Of Pudsey's Ears

Post Office Team Cycle 85 Miles In Shape Of Pudsey's EarsThursday 31st October 2013 Post Office Ltd is proud to announce The Pudsey Bike Ride for BBC Children In Need, which will see an intrepid Post Office team cycle 85 miles across Yorkshire - in the shape of Pudsey Bear's ears.

On Wednesday 6th November, Post Office fundraisers will set off from Pudsey Post Office in West Yorkshire and visit branches at Harrogate Road in Bradford, Wetherby, Market Weighton and Chanterlands Avenue in Hull.

They will then finish their huge journey at Hull's Boulevard Academy, visiting a sports project funded by BBC Children in Need and run by... READ MORE...

The 2013 Chesterfield Market Festival Begins 31st October

The 2013 Chesterfield Market Festival  Begins 31st OctoberWednesday 30th October 2013 Chesterfield is a market town and proud of it! And you are invited to come and celebrate all that the markets have to offer during this three-day festival, where there really is something for everyone!

On Thursday 31st October, there is a Festival Bargain Hunt and Auction with two of BBC Bargain Hunt's resident experts, Anita Manning and James Lewis.

Starting at 10am through to 12 noon, the Festival Bargain Hunt, sponsored by Banner Jones Solicitors, will see Anita and James each lead a team - James will lead the Mayor's team and Anita will lead a team from... READ MORE...

It's The Market Hall - But Not As You Know It!

It's The Market Hall - But Not As You Know It!Monday 28th October 2013 It has been one of the town's flagship regeneration projects - and today, Chesterfield Market Hall opened its doors for the first time after the £4m refurbishment of the interior, and the cleaning and restoration of the external façade.

The scheme, funded mainly through grants from European Regional Development Fund and a lottery grant has taken a year to complete - with the keys handed over on time and on budget.

Whilst the renovations were taking place, traders were re-homed... READ MORE...

Win A Pair Of Tickets For Isla St Clair's 'Eyes Front' Show

Win A Pair Of Tickets For Isla St Clair's 'Eyes Front' ShowSaturday 26th October 2013 We have two tickets to give away to a wonderful 'Live and Local' event , organised by two local councillors - Shirley Niblock and Howard Borrell.

On Friday 1st November, the legendary Isla St Clair brings her "Eyes Front" show to the St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road.

The show content ties in nicely with the timing of the event - as we look poignantly towards Remembrance Sunday, Isla brings "an exciting combination of live performance and film about the effect of music in wartime." READ MORE...

Cabinet Approves Public's Chosen Design For Hornsbridge

Cabinet Approves Public's Chosen Design For Hornsbridge RoundaboutThursday 24th October 2013 Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet has approved plans for a key entrance into the town, as chosen by the public and local businesses.

At their meeting on Tuesday 22nd October, cabinet members approved plans for work by a local artist, guided by the outcome of a public consultation, to be installed at Hornsbridge roundabout, the main gateway into Chesterfield from the M1.

£300,000 in funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Barratt Homes, who are currently building 68 homes on the... READ MORE...

Pink Friday At Vicar Lane Shopping Centre

Pink Friday At Vicar Lane Shopping CentreWednesday 23rd October 2013

Staff and retailers at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield are getting ready to support Breast Cancer Charities this Friday 25th October 2013.

Bonmarché is running a Pink Raffle for Breast Cancer Care with a top prize of a Hamper to Pamper.

Ladies can also take their old bras into Bonmarché and take advantage of their free bra fitting service and also get free entry into the Pink Raffle. READ MORE...

BHS In Chesterfield To Launch New Children's Dining Area

BHS In Chesterfield To Launch New Children's Dining AreaWednesday 23rd October 2013 BHS Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, has been selected to be the first in the company to incorporate a children's play area within the restaurant.

The area is aimed at children up to 5 years of age and will feature magnetic walls with animals that can be moved around the wall, touch and play activities, books, soft floor mats and a children's dining area, with small tables and seats, cutlery and bowls.

For parents there will also be a baby food station, including a microwave and bottle warmer. As well as keeping the children entertained while adults enjoy a meal in the restaurant, the area will be available... READ MORE...

Local Groups Asked To 'Test The Water' In New £1.2m Pool

Local Groups Asked To 'Test The Water' In New £1.2m PoolTuesday 22nd October 2013 Community groups in Shirebrook are being offered the chance to take a dip in a brand new swimming pool, which comes complete with flashing lights, pumping music and a disco glitter-ball!

Stubbin Wood School is appealing for local organisations, such as mother and baby clubs or pensioner groups, to book swimming sessions at the £1.2m pool at its new school building in Common Lane.

The pool, which is 1.2m deep and heated to a warm 31 degrees Centigrade, was built to offer a hydrotherapy experience to the school's 150 pupils... READ MORE...

UEFA Women's U17 Euro Championships Final At The PROACT

UEFA Women's U17 Euro Championships Final At Chesterfield FCs  PROACT StadiumWednesday 16th October 2013 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel
It has been confirmed that Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium will host four games in the UEFA Women's European Under-17 Championship Finals, including the Final itself.

After the tournament kicks off with England playing at AFC Telford United's New Bucks Head stadium on Tuesday, November 26th, the young lionesses will play their next group match at the Proact Stadium on Friday, November 29th (kick-off 7pm).

This is then followed by a further fixture in Chesterfield on... READ MORE...

Andy's Here For The Beer (And The Mayor Has His Chips!)

Andy's Here For The Beer (And The Mayor Has His Chips!) at the Chatsworth Road FestivalMonday 14th October 2013 It's been a weekend for tickling tastebuds with competition rife in Chesterfield during this year's Chatsworth Road Festival, with the 2013 'Champion Chips' and 'Best Bitter in the Borough' competitions.

Firstly, The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield were lucky enough to spend time placing chips on the table during the Chip Challenge, with the eventual winner declared as the Brampton Fish Bar.

It's a rough job but someone had to do it - with Cllr Stone tasting the chips 'blind" - the plates were not labelled and only when he decided which were... READ MORE...

Let The Playing Begin! Celebrities Declare Chester's Den Open

Let The Playing Begin! Celebrities Declare Chester's Den OpenMonday 7th October 2013 Actor and TV presenter, Sarah-Jane Honeywell and Hollyoaks Actor Ayden Callaghan, cut the ribbon to Chester's Den on Saturday - overseeing the official opening of The Hub at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium.

Sarah-Jane, who presented CBeebies shows on the BBC, was joined by Chester and Sean Goldsmith from Peak FM - and was only too happy to speak to children and parents who had come along to share the day.

Born in Worksop, Sarah-Jane has performed on stage and screen in various productions, including pantomimes. READ MORE...

East Midlands Ambulance Service To Star On C4 TV Series

East Midlands Ambulance Service To Star On C4 TV SeriesSaturday 5th October 2013 East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) will feature in a Channel 4 documentary series which airs Monday 7th October at 9pm, which has the potential to attract three million viewers.

999: What's Your Emergency? follows incidents from the moment the initial 999 calls are received, as ambulances are dispatched and the ambulance crew arrive on the scene. But it also goes beyond to explore why the call was made and find out what happened after the medics left.

The six part series follows ambulance staff who know every.. READ MORE...

A Michelin Listing For The Devonshire Arms

Michelin Listing For The Devonshire ArmsThursday 3rd October 2013 The award-winning Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley has been given a place in the prestigious Michelin Hotel and Restaurant Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2014.

The pub and restaurant in the village of Middle Handley, between Sheffield and Chesterfield, is the region's only new entry into the world famous guide to the best dining experiences.

Inspectors praised the restaurant's menu, saying: "Fresh, seasonal ingredients are at the core of the hearty menu. They like to keep things local..." READ MORE...

80s Dirty Stop Outs Dance Their Way To Charity Windfall

80s Dirty Stop Outs Dance Their Way To Charity Windfall for Ashgate HospiceMonday 30th September 2013
The launch party for a book that celebrates the town's 1980s nightscene has raised a staggering £1,291 for Ashgate Hospice.

Hundreds attended the Winding Wheel event to unveil Neil Anderson's 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Chesterfield' book which has already become a local bestseller.

The party attracted everyone from '60s chart star Dave Berry to John Williamson, former owner of renowned Chesterfield nightclub, the Aquarius. READ MORE...

Where Can You Find A Mouse Eating Cake In Chesterfield?

Where Can You Find A Mouse Eating Cake In Chesterfield?Monday 30th September 2013 A previously homeless mascot welcomed children into his new pad on Friday - and signalled the opening of the community development at the home of Chesterfield FC, The PROACT stadium.

The £1.5 million project has seen the rear of the PROACT Stadium's East Stand transformed into a flagship - and unique - base for community based projects, including a gym, hydrotherapy pool and offices - alongside Chester's Den, a play area and café for families, which is open 7 days a week.

As Chester The Field Mouse welcomed young Spireites to... READ MORE...

Panthers' Ground To Be Used For Leics Tigers Training Camp

Chesterfield Panthers' New Ground To Be Used For Leicester Tigers Training CampMonday 30th September 2013 England and Lions centre Manu Tuilagi and England under-20s international Ryan Bower, have been confirmed as visitors at the Rugby Camp being held at Chesterfield Panthers' new ground during half term.

Running from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2013, the week-long training camp, organised by Leicester Tigers, will provide rugby coaching for young people aged from 9 to 14 years old.

Chesterfield Panthers' new ground at Dunston is the only rugby... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Swimming Star In The Making

Chesterfield Swimming Star In The MakingMonday 30th September 2013 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel
A swimming star in the making, 9-year old Natalia Mettam, has become the first person to complete her swimming Honours Award, at Staveley's Healthy Living Centre.

Natalia, from Woodthorpe in Staveley. started swimming at the centre when it first opened in 2008, age 5 years old. A natural swimmer, she has successfully completed the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Learn to Swim pathway awards 1 - 10 as well as the Bronze, Silver and Gold challenge awards.  For her final Honours Award she had to achieve a multitude of challenges, including... READ MORE...

A Very Happy 60th Birthday To Sylvia TooleyA Very Happy 60th Birthday To Sylvia Tooley

Sylvia Tooley celebrates her 60th birthday at the PROACT with her husband of 34 years Phil, daughter Emma and a host of family and friends, in the sponsors' lounge ahead of the big derby game against Mansfield Town. 

Sylvia
, pictured with the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and Mark Allott, Nicky Ajose, Danny Whitaker and (her favourite), Tommy Lee, attends nearly all of CFC's home and away games in her wheelchair, and when the fixtures came out, Phil immediately rang to let her know he'd organised the Stags at home for her special day! Say hello if you see her at the game, it'll be well appreciated!

North East Derbyshire Leisure Centres In Line For Investment

North East Derbyshire Leisure Centres In Line For InvestmentMonday 23rd September 2013 Residents are set to benefit from up to £270,000 worth of improvements which have been earmarked for two North East Derbyshire leisure centres.

North East Derbyshire District Council has approved proposals to refurbish Eckington Swimming Pool and Dronfield Sports Centre.

At Eckington, the gym will be refurbished and at Dronfield Sports Centre - which was transformed as part of a major refurbishment in 2008 - the gym equipment will be upgraded to ensure it remains state-of-the-art. READ MORE...

Thumbs Up From Community Youngstars

Thumbs Up From Community YoungstarsMonday 23rd September 2013 Youngsters in Chesterfield have given a holiday club supported by Chesterfield Borough Council a unanimous 'thumbs up'.

The Community Youngstars play scheme, allowed young people to lean a wide range of activities from circus skills to break dancing.

The play scheme was held throughout the summer holidays at Queen's Park Annexe, with three sessions to entertain various age groups.

One was held for younger children (5 to 11 year olds) in the... READ MORE...

Papa John's Show Rewards Are In The Goals For Spireites

Papa John's Show Rewards Are In The Goals For SpireitesThursday 19th September 2013 Chesterfield FC supporters will be able to reap the rewards of the club's goals, as Papa John's announces an exclusive offer for fans to get half price pizzas if The Spireites score twice in a match.

At the end of August, the official pizza partner of the Football League, engaged with football fans from across the country, asking them to vote for which offer they would like to see introduced. Score Twice Half Price was top of the league with 71% of the votes and will be officially launched on Saturday, 21st September.

Andrew Gallagher, Papa John's Marketing Director, said... READ MORE...

Dirty Stop Outs' Launch Set For This Weekend

Dirty Stop Outs' Launch Set For This WeekendThursday 12th September 2013 This Saturday's (14th) launch party for the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Chesterfield' is set to raise hundreds of pounds for Ashgate Hospice.

The event, held at the Winding Wheel, has already sold hundreds of advance tickets and is set to celebrate venues of the era like the Aquarius, Adam & Eve and others.

'EIGHTIES... The Biggest Reunion... EVER' is set to offer DJs, guests and raffle prizes donated by '80s stars including the Human League and Simple Minds. The book's author, Neil Anderson, said: "The reaction to the book..." READ MORE...

Chesterfield Gets Well Dressed And Dancing

Chesterfield Gets Well Dressed And DancingMonday 9th September 2013 Visitors to Chesterfield town centre on Saturday, once again enjoyed a variety of dancers in the annual 'Day of Dance' event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.

Boasting a variety of dance styles, with many returning acts including Crystal Cheer & Dance and the Burlesque Madam Gaga and her girls - performing alongside new show stoppers who included Barlborough Bears, the dancers of all ages showcased skills in ballet, jazz, tango, cheer and street dance.
 
Another newcomer, The Romano Jilo Dance Group, showcased... READ MORE...

Funding Hasland's Eastwood Park's Community Garden

Funding Hasland's Eastwood Park's Community GardenMonday 9th September 2013
Eastwood Park in Hasland is set to benefit from a raft of improvements thanks to funding from the Lottery funded Awards for All.

The Friends of Eastwood Park secured the £10,000 funding for the Chesterfield Borough Council park for the Community Garden.

Barbara Arrandale, Chair of the Friends of Eastwood Park, said the grant will fund new seeds, plants and compost, a new set of communal tools to use in the garden as well as a new secure lock up. READ MORE...

Panto Season Beckons In Chesterfield... Oh Yes It Does!

Panto Season Beckons In Chesterfield... Oh Yes It Does!Wednesday 4th September 2013 The children may have just gone back to school but thoughts are turning to the festive season already - and that means Panto!

This year, Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre will play host to Paul Holman's production of Beauty and The Beast - and the star studded cast were in town yesterday to meet the press and public and get ready for what's sure to be a hit show (oh yes it is!).

Billed as the 'tale as old as time' in the famous Disney song, Beauty and The Beast is of course a story of love against the odds but... READ MORE...

Get Dancing In Chesterfield this September

Get Dancing In Chesterfield this SeptemberWednesday 4th September 2013
Chesterfield will once again welcome a variety of dancers in its 'Day of Dance', event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.

The event takes place on Saturday 7th September between 10.30am and 3.30pm in Rykneld Square (outside the Visitor Information Centre).

The Day of Dance boasts a variety of dance styles, with return performances from many acts and new performances from Barlborough Bears, who will be performing a fusion of ballet, jazz, and street dance. READ MORE...

Chesterfield's Community Hub Takes Shape

Chesterfield's Community Hub Takes ShapeMonday 2nd September 2013 It was always to be pivotal part of the move to the Proact - and on Friday, members of the local press were given a tour of the new £1.5 million flagship Community Hub, now just two weeks away from completion.

The facility, partially funded by a grant from the Premier League Community Facility Fund, is due to open on 16th September and will provide a one-stop site for sporting activities.

Set to include a gym, a hydrotherapy pool, café, play area and... READ MORE...

Work To Begin On New Cycle Lane In Chesterfield

Work To Begin On New Cycle Lane In ChesterfieldWednesday 28th August 2013
Work to build a new cycle lane in Chesterfield as part of a project aimed at linking two areas of the town together is due to start.

Derbyshire County Council
will create the 670 metre cycle lane alongside Lockoford Lane and the A61 northbound between Tesco's roundabout and Pottery Lane West.

The £308,000 path is being installed as part of the Chesterfield Cycle network which is a long-term project aimed at linking shopping areas, hospitals... READ MORE...

Barratt Homes Pledge 1.5 Acres For British Honey Bee

Barratt Homes Pledge 1.5 Acres For British Honey BeeFriday 23rd August 2013
Leading local homebuilder Barratt Homes North Midlands is joining the fight to save the British honey bee, by planting more bee friendly plants across 1.5 acres of gardens and open spaces.

Teaming up with leading bee charity, the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA), Barratt is setting out to change the way it landscapes open space and plants gardens in show houses at 400 developments over the next three years. Barratt Homes North Midlands will be working with the BBKA on how to encourage bees and change its planting, to ensure the bees' food supply is maximised. READ MORE...

Good Voice? The Lah-Di-Dah Ladies Seek Another 'Lah'!

Good Voice? The Lah-Di-Dah Ladies Seek Another 'Lah'!Friday 16th August 2013 'Lah Di Dah' are a Ladies Vocal Harmony group who perform regularly around Chesterfield and The Peak District, often doing a great job fundraising for Charities.

The 4 founder members of Lah Di Dah have been singing together for 4 years although their latest member (with a lot of previous experience) has been with them for just 4 weeks!

The group intends to remain small (12 at the moment) but a few new members would be more than welcome! READ MORE...

Spireites Community Trust Fun Run To Aid Charities

It's been announced that The Chesterfield FC Community Trust's 5K Fun Run will take place again next month.Friday 16th August 2013 It's been announced that The Chesterfield FC Community Trust's 5K Fun Run will take place again next month.

The annual event will take place on Sunday, September 1st, with the 5k race starting at 10am and the fun run getting underway an hour later.

Money raised will go to the Chesterfield FC Community Trust and Ashgate Hospice.

The 5k race costs £12 to enter and starts at Sheepbridge with competitors running to the Proact Stadium, finishing with half a lap of the pitch. READ MORE...

Synergy Fundraiser For Orchid Male Cancer Charity At Casa

Synergy Sports Academy Fundraiser For Orchid Male Cancer Charity At Casa Hotel in ChesterfieldFriday 16th August 2013 A black tie event to be held next month is hoping to help promote and raise awareness of male cancer.

Synergy Sports Academy - in conjunction with Orchid male cancer charity - will be holding the evening at the Casa Hotel in September and is hoping for your support in raising vital funds for a charity that works throughout the year, to support and advise men suffering from the disease.

Synergy Sports Academy continues to work with grass roots football to develop talented young players from around Derbyshire and the... READ MORE...

Cancer Charity Announce 'Light The Night' Partnership

Cancer Charity Announce 'Light The Night' PartnershipWednesday 14th August 2013 A leading regional businessman from the sport and leisure sector, has backed a charity fundraising walk, which will be started by Sheffield’s golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Dave Allen is sponsoring Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity's 'Light the Night' event in his role as Chairman of Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants and Owlerton Greyhound Stadium.

Through the partnership, the charity will receive a generous donation to support the event. READ MORE...

Award Winning Folk Artist To Headline In His Home Town

Award Winning Folk Artist Blair Dunlop To Headline In His Home TownTuesday 13th August 2013 Captivating folk artist Blair Dunlop, who won the prestigious Radio 2 'Horizon Award' earlier this year, is heading back to his home town next month to take centre stage in Derbyshire County Council's new programme of folk concerts.

Rising star Blair, 21, is an accomplished singer songwriter who will treat his audience to tracks from his new album 'Blight and Blossom' at Chesterfield Library in New Beetwell Street on Friday 20th September, doors open at 7.30pm.

He will be supported by the Derbyshire vocal and guitar duo... READ MORE...

Whittington Cricket, Community And Charity Festival

Whittington Cricket, Community And Charity FestivalMonday 12th August 2013 - Cricket coverage sponsored by AUTOWORLD
To celebrate 60 years since Old Whittington Cricket Club was founded, there's a gala event on Brearley Park, Sunday 18th August.

The festival includes a T20 tournament but will also see the park filled with other attractions for the whole family.

The current custodians of cricket in the village, Whittington Wanderers, will be hosting the charity team from St Luke's Hospice, Crab CC. The third team in the tournament will be a special community team, Whittington... READ MORE...

£7.5m Investment To Boost Tourism With Pedal Power

£7.5m Investment To Boost Tourism With Pedal PowerMonday 12th August 2013 Tourism in Derbyshire has been given a multi-million pound boost now a Derbyshire County Council-led project to enhance traffic-free cycle trails into the Peak District has been given the green light.

Pedal Peak is designed to put an estimated 3.5million people within reach of the Peak District National Park's cycle network - either directly by bike in less than an hour or following a short train ride.

And plans moved a step closer today when the Department for Transport announced it would stump up £5m for the project. READ MORE...

Only A Few Weeks Left To Try Out For Staveley MWFC Juniors

Final Few Weeks Left To Try Out For Staveley MWFC JuniorsMonday 12th August 2013 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
There are a only a few weeks remaining for any local junior footballers to try out for an exciting junior football opportunity to play for Staveley MWFC!

Firstly, the U15s - as they are essentially a new squad this season - are looking for a few more quality players to add to the existing core of the team, to carry on the junior successes of this successful and ambitious local football club.

If you're a parent, and think your kids are up to Staveley MWFC's demanding standards - or you're the 14 year old yourself - and you're... READ MORE...

Local Mum Wendy (Body) Builds Success At 45

Local Mum (Body) Builds Success At 45Thursday 8th August 2013 - Other Sports coverage sponsored by CASA Hotel
The old adage says that "life begins at 40" - and one local lady has certainly proved that as she took second place in a body building competition last weekend, having only taken up the discipline a year ago.


Wendy Ally, 45, of Clowne, competed in the British Natural bodybuilding Federation regional heats in Derby for the first time on Sunday and, along with her second place, earned the chance to compete in the National finals in September.

The Chesterfield Post spoke with Wendy on Monday, when she... READ MORE...

The Nenna Kind Cancer Support Centre's 1940's Evening

The Nenna Kind Cancer Support Centre's 1940's EveningWednesday 7th August 2013
Just like the Chesterfield Prostate Cancer Support Groups 1940's themed tea and cake celebration on Friday 9th August (below), the Nenna Kind Cancer Support Group is having it's own 1940's themed evening a week later - at Chesterfield FC's PROACT Stadium on Friday 16th August!

A fantastic evening of 1940's swing music, where you can enjoy supper and dancing along to the sounds of 'Swingamathing', from 7pm until midnight and, while it's not compulsory, you're all encouraged to wear 1940's costume - for which there will be a prize for the best outfit! READ MORE...

Major Refurbishment Of Grade II Listed Chesterfield Pub

Major Refurbishment Of Grade II Listed Chesterfield PubWednesday 7th August 2013 It's a pub familiar to many of us in Chesterfield and it's been announced that The Hunloke Arms, a Grade II listed historical public house, is currently undergoing a half million pound refurbishment.

Situated on the A61 Derby Road, just 2 miles south of Chesterfield in Wingerworth, the refurbished premises, is to be called "The Wingerworth Pub & Kitchen" - and will become a major new local food and drink venue.

The Wingerworth will be serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals 7 days of the week and will be a major new local employer, creating around... READ MORE...

1940's Tea & Cake Party In Aid Of Prostate Cancer Support

1940's Tea & Cake Party In Aid Of Prostate Cancer Support GroupTuesday 6th August 2013 The Chesterfield Prostate Cancer Support Group are having a 1940's themed 'Tea & Cake' celebration on Friday 9th August at Calow Community Centre, raising funds in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

The 1940s theme came about from Charles Huggins, who in 1941, discovered and developed 'Hormone Therapy' treatment for Prostate cancer. Then in 1945, Terence Millin introduced the retropubic prostatectomy - surgery where the prostate is removed through an incision in the abdomen and both are still used to this day! The Party takes place at Calow Community Centre, Allpits Road, Calow in Chesterfield on Friday August 9th from 11am to 2pm. For more details, call 01246 201366.

Back To School For Trainee Chef Jodi

Back To School For Trainee Chef Jodi Wilson at The Devonshire Arms, Middle HandleyTuesday 6th August 2013
From bar to kitchen to college - and Jodi Wilson hopes her next stop will be the winners' podium at the region's top food awards!

Jodi, who is 21 and lives in Eckington, is a rising star in the kitchen at the award-winning Devonshire Arms pub and Restaurant at Middle Handley.

Having originally worked behind the bar, her potential as a great kitchen talent was only spotted when she was asked to fill in for an absent team member on a busy Valentine's Night. READ MORE...

'80s Nightspots Prove A Sell-Out In Modern Day ChezVegas!

'80s Nightspots Prove Sell Out In Modern Day ChezVegas!Thursday 1st August 2013 A book about '80s nightlife in Chesterfield has sold out within hours of going on sale!

All copies of the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Chesterfield' were snapped up within two days of their arrival being announced, at the Derbyshire Times and Waterstones in Chesterfield. The publishers are now on a race against time to get more delivered to shops this week.

The book's author, Neil Anderson, said: "It's fantastic news the book is proving so popular! It's always quite a nervous time when you've got a new..." READ MORE...

Merry Christmas From The Devonshire Arms, Middle Handley!

Merry Christmas From the Devonshire Arms, Middle Handley!Thursday 1st August 2013 Is it ever too soon to wish everybody a Happy Christmas? Not according to the team at The Devonshire Arms!

The award winning pub and restaurant at Middle Handley is already celebrating the Festive Season after completely selling all its Christmas Day tables…six months in advance!

"We have 82 people booked in, which really is our full capacity for Christmas Day lunch," said Manager, Alistair Myers, "and we already have a reserves list of people hoping we might be able to squeeze them in if there are any... READ MORE...

Summer Drinkers Warned To Sober Up Slowly

Summer Drinkers Warned To Sober Up SlowlyThursday 1st August 2013 You can still be over the limit many hours after your last drink - that's the warning from Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership following news that nearly a fifth of people would simply tell their designated driver to wait a while before driving if they'd had one too many.

Commenting on the results of the AA poll, Chief Inspector Steve Wilson from Derbyshire police said: "It's alarming that so many people still don't understand how long it takes for alcohol to leave your system. Our message to drivers is that there's no quick way of sobering up. Having forty winks, drinking coffee or taking a cold shower won't help. If you drink at lunchtime, you may still be unfit to drive in the evening - and if you drink in the evening, you may still be unfit to drive the next morning." READ MORE...

New Sponsor For Staveley MWFC's News

HKL Backing Staveley With New SponsorshipWednesday 31st July 2013 - Staveley MWFC news sponsors - HKL Specialists Ltd
We are pleased to announce a new sponsor for the Staveley MWFC news section on the Chesterfield Post - HKL Specialists Ltd.

HKL
and Staveley MWFC boss Terry Damms has expanded his backing for his club by becoming the new section sponsor for what is essentially Chesterfield's 'second' football club after the Spireites.

He has great plans for the club to move forward and has been busy reshaping things for the better after what was a turbulent last season. READ MORE...

A Sports Centre For The 21st Century

A Sports Centre For The 21st CenturyMonday 29th July 2013 We have today received images of what the proposed new Leisure Centre at Queen's Park Annexe would look like.

Currently subject to a consultation process - and the subject of debate at last week's council meeting when a 4,500 strong petition against the proposals was handed in - the new centre is expected to replace the 40 year old current facility, which the council says would cost £3million to refurbish and make good.

The first stage consultation was a huge success with 836 responses and facilities ranked in order of importance, with a 25 metre swimming pool... READ MORE...

A Record Breaking Ashover Charity Classic Car & Bike Show

A Record Breaking Ashover Charity Classic Car & Bike ShowMonday 29th July 2013 Local charities are set to benefit after a record number of classic cars, bikes and enthusiasts turned up at the picturesque Ashover Show Ground, near Chesterfield, this last Sunday for an all-day rally, which has raised thousands of pounds for local charities.

Organised jointly for the third year running by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock, the charities to benefit this year from the Ashover Charity Classic Car and Bike Show will be Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline, Weston Park Cancer Charity, Hope Springs Recovery Centre - which helps local people with drugs and alcohol addiction... READ MORE...

The Debate Over The Future Of Queen's Park Leisure Centre

The Debate Over The Future Of Queen's Park Leisure CentreThursday 25th July 2013

The subject of Queen's Park Leisure Centre has made many headlines in recent months - with Chesterfield Borough Council currently running a community consultation, into a proposed new 21st century health and leisure complex.

The proposed new complex would be built on the site of the derelict Queen's Park Annexe - and local campaigners are against this, suggesting alternative ways that the council could provide what they feel would be a more cost effective facility on the existing site. READ MORE & AUDIO...

Were You A Chesterfield 'Dirty Stop Out' In the '80s?

Where You A Chesterfield 'Dirty Stop Out' In the '80s?Tuesday 23rd July 2013 A book that has already successfully reunited hundreds of old friends and amassed over 2,500 followers on Facebook goes on sale this week.
 
As we reported previously, the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Chesterfield' has been put together by local author Neil Anderson, a former Manor School and Chesterfield School pupil who grew up in the town in the era.

Interest in his project quickly snowballed after he launched a Facebook group so people could share photos and memories. READ MORE...

Papa John's Football League Sponsorship In Chesterfield

Papa John's Football League Sponsorship In ChesterfieldTuesday 23rd July 2013 Chesterfield FC fans can look forward to a season of fantastic matchday meals and exclusive offers with Papa John's, Chesterfield, following the news that the UK's number one pizza chain has become the Official Pizza Partner of The Football League.

The agreement represents the first UK sport sponsorship by the world's third largest pizza chain. And with more than 200 stores throughout the country, The Spireites are set for a large slice of the action, with Papa John's offering them the chance to win a FREE pizza if Chesterfield FC wins their first game of the season with an exclusive Papa Rewards offer. READ MORE...

Consultation Continues On Queen's Park Sports Centre Plans

Consultation Continues On Queen's Park Sports Centre PlansMonday 22nd July 2013 The second phase of the public consultation into plans by Chesterfield Borough Council to build a replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre is to begin.

More than 800 people responded to the first stage of a public consultation, which happened between 24th May and 14th June, (as previously reported HERE) and asked centre users, sports clubs and residents what facilities the new centre should have. 
 
The top five facilities requested were: 25 metre swimming pool; Multi-purpose sports hall; Gym/fitness suite; Children's water fun area; Learner pool. READ MORE...

Frankie The Singing Dog 'Leads' The Way At Church Service

Frankie The Singing Dog 'Leads' The Way At Church ServiceMonday 22nd July 2013 Last week may have seen the hottest day of the year so far in most parts of the UK but, several important guests at Sunday morning's special open-air service at All Saints Church, Ashover, turned up wearing fur coats!

The VIPs (that's Very Important Pets), were attending a special celebration for animals of all shapes, colours and sizes, as well as their human owners.

Church members without a pet were encouraged to bring a cuddly toy and so, the service went ahead with various live dogs and frequent... READ MORE...

Warning Over Moorland Fire Risk In The Peak District

Warning Over Moorland Fire Risk In The Peak DistrictFriday 19th July 2013 People are being urged to help prevent the risk of moorland fires in the Peak District National Park after some of the hottest July days on record.

Lack of rain in recent weeks has dried out the moors making them especially vulnerable to fires which harm wildlife, destroy rare plants and cause erosion, taking years to regenerate.

People are asked never to light barbecues or campfires when they visit the moors. They should also never drop cigarette ends... READ MORE...

Different Type Of 'Boot' For Staveley MWFC At Car Boot Sale

Different Type Of 'Boot' For Staveley MWFC At Car Boot SaleThursday 18th July 2013
Staveley MWFC are holding their inaugural Car Boot Sale at their Inkersall Road ground in Staveley on Saturday 20th July, starting at 11am.

The sale is FREE for buyers and, to make things even more comfortable in the hot weather, the club house café and bar will be open all day to refresh you with a nice cold beer and a burger!

There is a £5 charge for 'Car Booters' and the sale will be taking place around the pitch perimeter. There is also plenty of FREE parking... READ MORE...

Councillor Calls For Cricket To Inspire Active Lifestyles

Councillor Calls For Cricket To Inspire Active LifestylesWednesday 17th July 2013 - Cricket coverage sponsored by AUTOWORLD
The four day cricket match between Derbyshire and Yorkshire at Queen's Park, Chesterfield this week, will be attended by 500 local school children.


The juniors will form a guard of honour as the players enter the field, receive a talk regarding the values and history of the game, play Kwik Cricket on the field during the interval and gain autograph opportunities with players.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, hopes attending the match... READ MORE...

4 Lucky Winners Of Our Chesterfield Cricket Ticket Competition

4 Lucky Winners Of Our Chesterfield Cricket Ticket CompetitionMonday 15th July 2013 - Cricket coverage sponsored by AUTOWORLD
We now have the 4 lucky winners of our Free Pair of Tickets Competition for either Derbyshire's LV= County Championship game v Yorkshire or the Friends Life t20 game v Durham during this week's Chesterfield Festival of Cricket at Queen's Park, Chesterfield.

They are B Woodhead of Walton and S Waller of Grassmoor who both chose the t20 Durham game on Sunday 21st July and J Sockett of Chesterfield and G Biggs who both went for the 4 day game against Yorkshire starting on Wednesday 17th July. Congratulations to those four and thank you for all your entries... READ MORE...

Met Office Heatwave Warning For Local Region

Met Office Heatwave Warning For DerbyshireFriday 12th July 2013 The Met Office has this morning issued a heatwave warning for our area, warning that temperatures could continue to climb over the next few days.

They say that there is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 12:00 on Friday and 20:00 on Sunday in parts of England, with temperatures expected to climb close to heatwave thresholds across the East Midlands, and Yorkshire and the Humber regions during Friday and Saturday.

The highest temperatures are then expected to transfer southwards... READ MORE...

Chesterfield In Bloom - The (Gardening) Gloves Are Off!

Chesterfield In Bloom - The (Gardening) Gloves Are Off!Friday 12th July 2013 After weeks of preparation, green-fingered residents and business owners have now received a visit from the Chesterfield in Bloom judges.

This year, Chesterfield Borough Council has received 120 entries in the competition, which forms the borough's entry into the regional East Midlands in Bloom competition and judges will visit schools, homes and allotments over a three-day judging period.

There are 14 categories in all in the competition, including... READ MORE...

Loads Of Legends As Teams Named For Charity Cricket Match

Loads Of Legends As Teams Named For Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Cricket MatchThursday 11th July 2013 - Cricket coverage sponsored by AUTOWORLD
Aussie Legend Glenn McGrath has named a side packed with former Australia and England internationals as Derbyshire Legend Kim Barnett leads a Cricket Derbyshire side containing a further array of club legends for Monday's 'Chesterfield Turns Pink' Charity Twenty20.

While Damian Martyn. Ian Harvey, Phil Jacques and Jason Gillespie lead the Aussie contingent alongside captain McGrath, Yorkshire and England favourite Darren Gough will also be rolling back the years for the BuyMobiles.net McGrath Foundation XI. READ MORE...

Spanish Contingent Visit The PROACT

Spanish Contingent Visit The PROACTThursday 11th July 2013 The Proact Stadium played host to some Spanish visitors, as students and leaders from the Chesterfield Centre, based in Madrid, paid the club a visit. They have been visiting the town since 1966.

The Spanish guests were greeted at the Proact by members of staff and given a tour of the facilities. The tour included a walk around the pitch and a look at the silverware and changing rooms. After their reception at the stadium they went to Stand Road Park and took part in a specially arranged training session.

A total of 38 students and two leaders have made the trip... READ MORE...

Opening Of New Adventure Play Area At Stand Road Park

Opening Of New Adventure Play Area At Stand Road ParkThursday 11th July 2013 A new adventure play area for young children in Chesterfield is being opened by the Friends of Stand Road Park.

The play area will be formally opened by the children from the nursery class of Highfield Hall Primary School and the infants of Gilbert Heathcote School on 22nd July at 11.30 am.

As we reported in our previous story, the adventure play area, located near the park pavilion, has been funded by Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants... READ MORE...

Sophie Adds Queen's Scout Award To Her Many Achievements

Adventurous Student Sophie Adds Queen's Scout Award To Her Many AchievementsThursday 11th July 2013 Not content with the challenge of studying for her A Levels, an adventurous student at Ockbrook School has now added the Queen's Scout Award to her long list of personal achievements.

17 year old Sophie Martin from Alfreton is the first member of Alfreton District to achieve the coveted Queen's Scout Award. Sophie has already received her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and has been busy fitting all her adventures around studying for four A Levels.

A very proud and excited Sophie received her honours from... READ MORE...

Halfords Join Re-Cycle To Send Unwanted Bikes To Africa

Halfords Join Re-Cycle To Send Unwanted Bikes To AfricaWednesday 10th July 2013 Halfords' store in Chesterfield is to take unwanted bikes off customers' hands in an initiative to provide much needed affordable transport for communities in Africa.

For six days, from Thursday July 11th to Tuesday July 16th, Britain's biggest bike retailer is inviting customers to bring cycles currently lying abandoned in garages and garden sheds to any of its 460 branches.

Those donating bikes will be offered a 10% deal off the price of a brand new model as well as seeing their old two wheeler go to a good cause. READ MORE...

'Owzat For A Great Set Of Pink Wheels!

'Owzat For A Great Set Of Pink Wheels from Autoworld. Win a Pink Suzuki Alto for Charity!Tuesday 9th July 2013 Chesterfield Auto Retailer, Autoworld Suzuki - has entered into the spirit of the Chesterfield Turns Pink Twenty20 - by donating a pink car!

Chesterfield will turn pink on Monday 15th July, as Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath spearheads a star-studded charity Twenty20 line-up in support of the McGrath Foundation, the Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation and Breast Cancer Care.

And supporters, both at the ground and during the build-up, now have an opportunity to win a brand new Pink Suzuki Alto, with raffle tickets to be sold... READ MORE...

MP Urges Locals To Back Staveley Armed Forces Weekend

MP Urges Locals To Back Staveley Armed Forces WeekendTuesday 9th July 2013 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins is mustering the public to join him in celebrating the work of armed service personnel, past and present, at the annual Staveley Armed Forces Weekend.

Taking place in Poolsbrook Country Park on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July, organisers, Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association, say this year's event promises to be their biggest yet, with the highlight a flypast from a World War II Dakota aircraft on both days.

Saturday begins with a military parade led by a brass band to the... READ MORE...   

Old Whittington's Gala Day Is A Hit

Old Whittington Gala A Great SuccessFriday 5th July 2013 Old Whittington Gala is a genuine community event and firstly, the Gala Committee would like to acknowledge, with thanks, the help of agencies and organisations without whose support the event would be difficult to stage. In particular, this years Gala sponsors, Julie and Manjit Sihota from the Nisa local store.

This year's gala was held on Saturday 29th June on The Village Green, keeping up with the 24-year tradition of holding such an event within the village. This year, the Gala's visitors enjoyed a fine, dry and warm day, with about two thousand local residents coming out to enjoy the sunshine, see what was on... READ MORE...

Burgers For Independence Day At The Devonshire Arms

Burgers For Independence Day At The Devonshire ArmsMonday 1st July 2013 Celebrate American Independence Day with the food that made (another) nation great, at The Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley.

The award winning pub and restaurant actually gets in ahead of the competition by hosting its Independence Day festivities a day early, this Wednesday, July 3rd.

But the taste choices are pure Americana as award winning Head Chef Tom Lawson delivers some Stateside classics at his special American Burger Evening.

There's a starter combo platter that includes sticky ribs... READ MORE...

'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 8

Chesterfield FC's 'Blues on the move' resultsMonday 1st July 2013
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!

Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? Cancer Charity Fundraising Event

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? Cancer Charity Fundraising EventSunday 30th June 2013
Anyone passing Chesterfield Town Hall on Saturday morning would have been forgiven for thinking George Clooney et al had motored into town to begin filming 'Oceans 14' in 'CHEZ' rather than 'LAS' Vegas, as 30 brave (or mad) individuals - including the Mayoress - attached themselves to rope and levered themselves down the side of the iconic building.

It was all in a good cause though, as staff from Chesterfield Borough Council and their partners Arvato took part in the Charity Abseil to raise money for two cancer charities. READ MORE...

Chesterfield Ladies FCs New Kit Grant And New Player Info...

Chesterfield Ladies FCs New Kit Grant And New Players WantedSunday 30th June 2013 Chesterfield Ladies are proud to announce the club has received a grant from the Premier League Players Kit Scheme. The kit will be used by the new Under 11's team.

The club are also looking for players for new teams at U9's, U10's and U11's. Training is every Tuesday night from 6pm on Highfields Park, (S41 7DE). All 7 to 12 year olds welcome, no experience needed. Players are also wanted to compliment existing teams - age 7 to 70 - to attend various training sessions during the Summer.

Interested? Then contact Jon Storey on 07759 122832 or email... READ MORE...

A Very Happy 18th Birthday To Harry WatkinsonA Very Happy 18th Birthday
To Harry Watkinson

Harry Watkinson, 18 on Saturday 29th June 2013
Happy Birthday Harry!




A very Happy 18th Birthday to Harry from Mum, Brian, Grandma, Grandad and all your family and friends xxx

Chesterfield Canal Festival Returns This Weekend

Chesterfield Canal Festival Returns This WeekendFriday 28th June 2013 The Chesterfield Canal Festival will be held at Staveley Town Basin on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2013 from 10am to 5pm, admission £3, FREE for Under 12s and there will be free parking on the Hartington Industrial Estate just beyond the Basin.

There will be three of the Trust's tripboats in operation, an Entertainment Marquee, a huge range of attractions, stalls, children's rides and of course food and drink and a Real Ale bar.

Pleasley Vale Canoe & Activity Club will be doing Canoeing... READ MORE...

Star-Studded Fixture Announced As Chesterfield Turns Pink

A New Star-Studded Fixture Announced As Chesterfield Turns Pink For CharityThursday 27th June 2013 - Cricket coverage sponsored by AUTOWORLD Chesterfield will turn pink on Monday 15th July as Australian Test Cricket legend and Co-Founder of the McGrath Foundation, Glenn McGrath, spearheads a star-studded charity Twenty20 line-up in support of the McGrath Foundation, Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation and UK charity Breast Cancer Care.

Players and supporters alike will don the colour pink in a charity Twenty20 fundraiser, Chesterfield Turns Pink, to increase breast awareness in young women, to support the UK Breast Cancer Care charity and to boost the McGrath Foundation's ongoing excellent work in Australia. READ MORE...

Bobby Davro To Support Local Charity On New ITV Show

Bobby Davro To Support Local Charity On New ITV ShowWednesday 26th June 2013 Brand new entertainment show 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' is about to hit TV screens this Saturday evening and celebrity contestant, comedian Bobby Davro will be pledging his victory winnings to Chesterfield based charity Kids 'n' Cancer.

Bobby
- along with five other famous faces - is taking part in the hilarious show, which sees them all do their very best to embody famous singers and performers from the music world.

Each week the six - Bobby Davro, Alexander Armstrong... READ MORE...

Alfreton Town FC Proud Of Community Facilities

Reds Proud Of Community FacilitiesWednesday 26th June 2013 Alfreton Town Football Club's involvement in the local community is long, varied, invaluable and something the club are rightly proud of.

Already renowned for their children's coaching schemes throughout the area over the past few years, the club's involvement goes far beyond that.

The Reds have helped dozens of local authorities and well-known national charities with their fund-raising events for a number of years with donations of signed shirts and footballs, other memorabilia, numerous family tickets... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Lady Wins 'Best Ascot Hat' Competition

Chesterfield Lady Wins 'Best Ascot Hat' CompetitionTuesday 25th June 2013 A Chesterfield woman came out on top and showed off her style when she picked up a prestigious award at the races.

Champagne Tuesday
, introduced to coincide with the first day of Royal Ascot, featured a competition for the Best Ascot Hat at Thirsk Racecourse. Winners were treated to over £1,000 worth of spectacular prizes courtesy of Adorn Hats of Harrogate and Market Cross Jewellers.

Judith Beckett of Chesterfield was judged the overall winner and collected her first prize of a £150 Adorn Hat Voucher, a DKNY stone set watch... READ MORE...

Film Review - Man Of Steel

Film Review - Man Of SteelMonday 24th June 2013 by John Morgan
"There's only one way this ends Cal, either you die... or I do!"

A curious exclamation which probably sums up Man of Steel altogether.


This epic retelling of arguably the most famous super hero story boasts a plethora of talent; from love-him-or-hate-him director Zach Snyder to Christopher Nolan on the producer credits, and the writer of the Dark Knight trilogy David S Goyer beind the screenplay. Then there are the acting talents, including Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe and... READ MORE...

Greek Deli-cious Opens On Whit Moor In Chesterfield

Greek Deli-icious Opens On Whit Moor In ChesterfieldFriday 21st June 2013 Chesterfield's first Greek deli on Sheffield Road, was formally opened earlier this week by local MP Toby Perkins, as potential customers and passers-by were welcomed in to sample some of the dishes.

'My Little Greek Deli' is the brainchild of Vicky Kadis and serves traditional homemade Greek dishes, offering a fresher alternative to fast food.

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins said, "I am delighted to open 'My Little Greek Deli' and wish Vicky well in her new venture.  It is vitally important that small businesses are given the support they need to boost our economy, and..." READ MORE...

Relaunch For CFC Community Trust's 'Saturday Morning Club'

Relaunch For CFC Community Trust's 'Saturday Morning Club'Friday 21st June 2013 The Saturday Morning Club, run by the Chesterfield FC Community Trust, is being relaunched this weekend.

Based at Newbold Community School, the Saturday Morning Club will be held every Saturday, from 9.30am to 11.30am and youngsters from the age of five to 12 years are welcome to attend.

The Community Trust's Rachel Booth said: "The club offers boys and girls the opportunity to access quality football coaching, led by qualified Chesterfield FC Community Trust coaches. READ MORE...

'Verse And Worse' From Sitwell Country

'Verse And Worse' From Sitwell CountryThursday 20th June 2013 Eckington's remarkable history including "pillaging Vikings from the east to the consternation of Saxon wenches", "barbarians from the north demolishing the local grammar school" and the sensuous appeal of "red peppers" were just some of the topics included in new poetry and prose at Eckington Library on Tuesday, June 18th.

Local writing group 'We're All Write!', organised an evening of 'Verse and Worse' to entertain a capacity audience, which showed that writers in Eckington are continuing the local literary tradition begun by the historic Sitwell family authors Sir Osbert, Dame Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell of Renishaw Hall... READ MORE...

Antarctica Expedition Abandoned

Antarctica Expedition AbandonedWednesday 19th June 2013 News that the expedition bidding to make polar history by crossing Antarctica in winter had been abandoned because of 'difficult terrain and technical challenges', has been greeted with a mixture of sadness and relief by the team at William Twigg Matlock Ltd, whose engineers have played a key role in the heroic venture.

Steel specialists headed by the company's Bakewell Road works manager, Alan Boden, designed and built the steel 'skoots' (sledges) which have been carrying vital fuel to power the giant tractors hauling the expedtion's living quarters, scientific equipment and essential supplies. READ MORE...

Preparations Well Underway For Old Whittington Gala 2013

Preparations Well Underway For Old Whittington Gala 2013Tuesday 18th June 2013 Well Dressing plans and preparations for the 24th Old Whittington Gala are well underway for Friday 28th and for the big day itself on Saturday 29th June 2013.

The Flower Festival at St Bartholomew's Church, Old Whittington, begins on Friday 28th June until Monday 1st July. This floral event is not to be missed, with it's large arrangements and wide variety of flowers. Then a 'cuppa and a cake' can be injoyed afterwards inside the Church.

The Well Dressing this year can again be seen outside the... READ MORE...

Armed Forces Get Free 'Crown' On Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Get Free 'Crown' On Armed Forces DayTuesday 18th June 2013
Crown Carveries in Chesterfield are celebrating Armed Forces Day 2013 by treating all Army, Navy and Air Force men and women, past and present, to a free meal.

According to recent figures revealed by the MOD (Ministry of Defence), there are 4.6 million veterans across the country and over 176,000 current serving personnel who make up the current Armed Forces community, from serving troops to cadets and reservists across the Army, Royal Air Force and Naval Service; many of whom have risked their lives in battle to protect us back home... READ MORE...

Brampton Manor's Charity Challenge Launch At 'HogRoast 10'

Brampton Manor's Charity Challenge Launch At 'HogRoast 10'Monday 17th June 2013
Brampton Manor will be hosting 'HogRoast 10' very shortly and they have announced that the day will not just be about a fun time and great company - but will also see the launch of a huge adventure which will hopefully see thousands raised for Ashgate Hospice.

HogRoast 10
, which takes place on Sunday July 7th, and costs just £7 - though Early Bird Tickets are available until the 30th of June at £5 - will feature local bands including 'The Stones' (fresh from playing Hyde Park the day before!) and the launch of Brampton Manor's Managing Director's daring Charity adventure! READ MORE...

'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 6

Chesterfield FC's 'Blues on the move' resultsMonday 17th June 2013
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!

Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...

A Very Happy 21st Birthday To Rudi DaviesA Very Happy 21st Birthday
To Rudi Davies

Rudi Davies, 21 on Monday 17th June 2013
Happy Birthday Rudi



A very Happy 21st Birthday from Mum, Dad, Fin and all your family and friends. Have a fantastic day xxx

Chesterfield Town Centre In The Pink During Race For Life

Chesterfield Town Centre In The Pink During Race For LifeSunday 16th June 2013 Chesterfield town centre was 'in the pink' this morning as the annual Race For Life event snaked it's way around the streets in glorious sunshine.

It's the fourth year that it's taken place in Chesterfield and saw thousands of women and girls take part in a 5km run, jog or walk from the Town hall to the finishing line at Queen's Park.

Started in Battersea in 1994, Race For Life is now a national event, with one of these races held in most town's across the UK giving people a chance... READ MORE...

Jack Lester Comes To Clowne For Kids n Cancer Charity

Jack Lester Comes To Clowne For Kids n Cancer CharitySaturday 15th June 2013 The Village Bar, Clowne, is pleased to announce they will be hosting an evening with ex Spireite legend Jack Lester on Monday 17th June starting at 7pm.

Tickets for the event are priced at £40 each and this will include a 3 course meal, 'meet and greet' with Jack plus photo and autograph opportunities, followed by an after dinner talk from the Legend himself.

The evening will prove to be both highly popular and hugely entertaining, therefore, the Village Bar advises those are interested to book early... READ MORE...

Challenge Monty's 60 60 Score At Grassmoor Golf Club

Challenge Monty's 60 60 Score At Grassmoor Golf ClubFriday 14th June 2013 Grassmoor Golf Club is to hold a challenge to see if anyone can beat international Golfing superstar Colin Montgomerie's 60 60 Driving Range score!

On Wednesday 19th June, Grassmoor Golf Club will play host to a FREE TO ENTER competition that allows golfers to see if they can beat Colin Montgomerie's score of 38 out of 60 on their installed 60 60 Golf driving range.

If anyone manages to defeat Monty, they will go into a draw for the chance to win a signed glove by the legend himself. READ MORE...

Local Under U16 Girls Football Team Looking For Fresh Legs

Local Under U16 Girls Football Team Looking For Fresh LegsThursday 13th June 2013 Chesterfield Town Under 16s Girls football team are staging trials for new players during June/July.

The team play in the Derbyshire Girls and Ladies League and are looking for girls aged 14 to 16, that are maybe looking to join a new team or a fresh challenge, to boot up and get themselves down to the trials.

Training takes place at Stand Road from 6pm to 7:30pm on Tuesdays.

They are looking for all players in all positions - but are also... READ MORE...

Join In 'The Big Scoop'

Join In 'The Big Scoop' this Friday, 14th June 2013Tuesday 11th June 2013 Chesterfield residents are being encouraged to join in the national 'Love Where You Live' month and to join in with Chesterfield Borough Council in keeping the borough tidy.

This Friday, 14th June, is the first national 'Big Scoop' day, and the council's environmental services team will be out in force at Queen's Park, Holmebrook Valley Park and Poolsbrook Country Park, handing out free Poop Scoop bags to dog owners to encourage them to clean up after their animals.

There are approximately 1,200 litter bins and 450 dog waste bins... READ MORE...

Tell Us Why You Love Chesterfield...

Tell Us Why You Love Chesterfield...Monday 10th June 2013 Chesterfield Museum is asking Chesterfield residents what they love about living in the town as part of a project to record a living history.

The Chesterfield Borough Council run venue will be setting up a stall on Burlington Street - outside Burton's - this Thursday, 13th June where local people will be invited to share their feelings and have their photo taken for free by professional photographer Lizzie Coombes.
 
People will be asked why they love living in Chesterfield... READ MORE...

Steelers Attend LUK 25th Anniversary Fun Day

Steelers Attend LUK 25th Anniversary Fun DayFriday 7th June 2013 The Sheffield Steelers assisted long term sponsor LUK in their 25th Anniversary celebrations at the weekend at their impressive factory in Waleswood Road, Wales.

Over 1000 staff, family and invited guests enjoyed a multitude of events including the Steelers exhibition stand and shoot out competition. Mascot Steeler Dan was also on hand to join in with the fun.

"LUK are one of our longest serving sponsors and good friends" said Steelers' Commercial Manager Mike O'Connor... READ MORE...

Busiest May In Edale Mountain Rescue Teams History...

Busiest May In Edale Mountain Rescue Teams History...Wednesday 5th June 2013 We’ve all enjoyed the lovely weather over the last few days but, as Summer arrives, with it comes a spate of callouts for Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

On Friday evening, an unusually late climbing accident saw the team deployed to Stanage Edge near Hathersage where a young man had fallen around 10 metres while soloing. He had fractured both ankles and both wrists.

After being given pain relief and having his ankles and wrists splinted, he was carried down to the Plantation car park and transferred to an ambulance... READ MORE...

Eckington's Charity Classic Car And Bike Show Is Back

Eckington's Charity Classic Car And Bike Show Is Back on Wednesday 12th JuneWednesday 29th May 2013 Local charities are set to benefit from the ever popular Classic Car and Bike Show which will be held once again at Renishaw Hall, near Chesterfield (S21 3WB), on Wednesday 12th June 2013.

Hundreds of classic cars and bikes are expected for this annual rally which raises thousands of pounds for local charities. The event, which will be open from 3.00pm until 8.00pm, is attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and includes classic cars and bikes from all eras.

Organised each year by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield and... READ MORE...

Mum Marches On With Tom's Golden Miles

Mum Marches On With Tom's Golden MilesTuesday 28th May 2013 Forty seven year-old Gillian Scotford of Dronfield is on the lookout for recruits to join her on Sunday 7th July, for the last seven miles of her way marked Peak District walk 'Tom's Golden Miles' to raise funds for the children's hospice which helps her care for her seventeen year-old severely disabled son Tom.

Caring nurse Gillian gave up her career to look after her three sons as two of them, Tom and Sam both have complex medical needs. Thomas was born with a serious heart defect, is severely brain damaged, has suffered three respiratory arrests and requires 24-hour care so is a regular visitor to... READ MORE...

Volunteers Required To Drive With Eyes Wide Shut!

Volunteers Required To Drive With Eyes Wide Shut!Tuesday 28th May 2013
Drivers have been invited to take up the challenge of testing their skills by driving with their eyes closed for charity.

The Guide Dogs Blind Drive will be held at Donington Park from 10am to 3.30pm on Saturday June 29th and will help the charity to raise vital funds and help blind and partially-sighted people to lead more independent lives.

Drivers will be 'assisted' by instructors from BSM in their dual-controlled cars who are donating their time for free for this great cause. READ MORE...

It's All About Community At The First New Whittington Gala

It's All About Community At The First New Whittington GalaMonday 27th May 2013 2012 saw many communities throughout the UK reconnect in order to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, holding street parties and Gala's. That event, coupled with the 'Legacy' theme of London's Olympics, it was hoped, would transfer into daily lives and see a resurgence of community spirit and pride.

One Chesterfield village saw it's Jubilee Gala do exactly that and prove so successful (despite the appalling weather in 2012) , that they have galvanised a thriving Community Association and a strong partnership with the local Primary School - resulting in New Whittington's first Village Gala for... READ MORE...

Friends Of Stand Road Park Win £47k Biffa Award

Friends Of Stand Road Park Win £47k Biffa AwardWednesday 22nd May 2013 The Friends of Stand Road Park has been awarded £47,000 from Biffa Award to build an adventure play area for young children at Whittington Moor, Chesterfield.

The adventure play area will be installed near the Stand Road Park's pavilion.

The project has been funded by Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK using money from landfill tax credits donated by Biffa Group Ltd. READ MORE...

A Very Happy Birthday To Mick RouseA Very Happy Birthday
To Mick Rouse

Mick Rouse, Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Happy Birthday Mick



Happy Birthday from Tracey, Jess, Louis and all your family and friends.
Hope you have a great day xxx

A Very Happy 3rd Birthday To Isaac 'Iggster' TomlinsonA Very Happy 3rd Birthday
To Isaac 'Iggster' Tomlinson

Isaac Tomlinson, 3 on Tuesday 21st May 2013
Happy Birthday Isaac




Happy Birthday Iggster from Mummy, Daddy, Lauren, Will and all your family and friends xxx

It's King v Parliament - Chesterfield Style!

It's King v Parliament - Chesterfield Style!Monday 20th May 2013 History will come alive as the English Civil War is staged in Chesterfield this Bank Holiday.

Jonathan Taylor has spent most of his life working in schools - he's also spent most of his life on the battlefield.

The retired educational consultant is a long-standing member of the English Civil War Society and will be leading the Royalist troops at Chesterfield's Civil War event on Sunday 26th May and Bank Holiday Monday 27th May at Holmebrook Valley Park between 11am and 4pm. READ MORE...

Chesterfield Puts The Spring Back In The Bank Holiday

Chesterfield Puts The Spring Back In The Bank HolidayMonday 20th May 2013 Chesterfield town centre is set to come alive with music, dancing and comedy this spring bank holiday.

On Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May, there will be a market and table-top sale in the town centre market place. Fun for children will be provided by an open-air circus skills workshop, an art and craft table in the market place and giant bubbles and balloon modeller.

As part of Love your Local Market week, adults can experience life as a market trader.  A stall at the table top sale is only £8, giving them an... READ MORE...

The Ashgate Hospice 'Midnight Walk' Is Back...

The Ashgate Hospice 'Midnight Walk' Is Back...Monday 20th May 2013
The Midnight Walk is back - and for the first time, Ashgate Hospice is inviting men to join in the fun too!

Ladies - bring your other halves and lets get walking for Ashgate Hospice!

The Midnight Walk is a 6.5 or 13 mile walk that begins in Cliffe Park in Dronfield and takes a 6.5 mile route to Ashgate Hospice. If you decide to take the 13 mile route, you then follow the route back to Cliffe Park - sounds easy, but it most definitely is a challenge! READ MORE...

A Very Happy 13th Birthday To Ben 'Smiler' ScullyA Very Happy 13th Birthday
To Ben 'Smiler' Scully

Ben Scully, 13 on Monday 20th May 2013
Happy Birthday Ben!



Best wishes from Mum, Dad, Josh and all your family and friends and teammates at Staveley MWFC U13s xxx
Hope you have a fantastic day.

CASA's Events Manager Wins Prestigious Industry Award

CASA's Events Manager Wins Prestigious Industry AwardFriday 17th May 2013 Casa Hotel has added to its impressive list of accolades following the announcement that the 4-star hotel's Events Sales Manager has been recognised by the mia-List for outstanding contribution to the industry.

Alexandra Hopkins, aged 28, was presented with her award at the prestigious mia-List ceremony in London at the end of April. The mia-List recognises and rewards those hardworking and enthusiastic individuals who inspire the very highest standards of service and facilities throughout the UK meetings industry.

Casa Hotel owner, Steve Perez, commented, "This award..." READ MORE...

Chesterfield And Tsumeb Celebrate 20 Year Link

Chesterfield And Tsumeb Celebrate 20 Year LinkFriday 17th May 2013 This year sees Chesterfield and it's Namibian twin town, Tsumeb, celebrate twenty years of twinning.

The friendship link began officially in 1993 and has flourished since then with many suportive activities having taken place ranging from knowledge exchange to supporting an old people's home.

A large consignment of football shirts (donated by Chesterfield FC fans) was recently shipped out, a fundraising "Jazz in July" evening has been arranged at the Crispin pub Ashgate Road and this coming Sunday, 19th May... READ MORE...

Brampton Manor's Body Transformation Challenge Triumph

Brampton Manor's Body Transformation Challenge TriumphThursday 16th May 2013 Over the last 3 months, Brampton Manor Fitness And Leisure Centre has been helping those who accepted the challenge to Transform their bodies and lives for the better and it's been such a success, they're doing it all over again - this time, raising money for Ashgate Hospice!

The challenge has now ended with the winner named as Marie Collins, who, as the pictures show, has completed an amazing transformation during the 12 weeks.

Marie says, "I will start with a big 'thank you', to Matt for introducing this challenge to Brampton Manor and his effort and support..." READ MORE...

Get Wed At The Winding Wheel

Get Wed At The Winding WheelWednesday 15th May 2013 One of Chesterfield's premier venues is now licensed to hold wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.

The Winding Wheel, on Holywell Street, owned and run by Chesterfield Borough Council, is able to offer two alternative locations for the ceremony.

These are either in the elegant surroundings of the Ballroom, holding up to 200 guests, or in the Grand Auditorium, holding up to 400 guests. Ceremonies held in the auditorium have the added option of allowing the happy couple to get married on the stage. READ MORE...

Two Countries, Two Visits, One Goal.

Two Countries, Two Visits, One Goal. German football comes to ChesterfieldTuesday 14th May 2013 As we reported last week, Staveley MWFC U13s hosted a big reunion last weekend - with a team they played a year ago in Aachen, Germany called S.C Grus-Weiss Lichtenbusch 1949 e.v.FC.

Lichtenbusch returned the favour this year, making their first trip to England to play the return fixture, with 57 in their party, aside from chief-organiser Jan Buchsteiner, the coaches and a few parents, they brought a 20 strong each U13/14 side and an U15/16 side.

But in this day and age of overpaid, over-pampered egos... READ MORE...

North Wingfield Park Climbing Frame Damaged Beyond Repair

Police appeal as North Wingfield Park Climbing Frame Is Damaged Beyond RepairTuesday 14th May 2013 Police are appealing for information after a climbing frame at a park in North Wingfield was damaged beyond repair.

The equipment at the park off Blacks Lane, near the skate park, was damaged sometime between 4pm on Monday, April 29th and 12pm on Wednesday, May 5th.

It is thought that the bolts on the structure had been loosened and then pushed, causing the welding on the equipment to snap.

PCSO Dave Bull of the North Wingfield, Pilsley, Stonebroom... READ MORE...

Success For Chesterfield At National Tourism Awards

Success For Chesterfield At National Coach Tourism AwardsMonday 13th May 2013 Chesterfield has been voted Coach Friendly Town or City of the Year at the annual Coach Tourism Awards.

The national awards scheme - organised by trade magazine Coach Monthly, and hosted by television presenter and travel and tourism expert, Judith Chalmers - recognises excellence and innovation across the coach tourism industry and includes tourist destinations and attractions.

The award follows Chesterfield also being awarded coach friendly status by the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK in February. READ MORE...

Love Your Local Market

Love Your Local MarketTuesday 7th May 2013 Chesterfield is taking part in the love your Local Market campaign.

The town centre market, operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, is taking part in the national campaign led by the National Association of British Market Authorities from 23rd - 27th May.

The campaign aims to attract new market traders. During the week, the council will offer new traders the opportunity to trade for £10 (terms and conditions apply). The council also aims to highlight the vital role the market plays... READ MORE...

Boxing Clever... Life After OzBox!

Boxing Clever... Life After OzBox!Wednesday 1st May 2013 Six young people who train with Derbyshire Constabulary's OzBox team have gone on to win bouts as amateur boxers.

The four young men and two young women have been working with OzBox, which is a non-contact, boxing-based fitness scheme, for a number of years.

In recent weeks they have all got in the ring for competitive bouts and all six were victorious. 18 year olds Kieran Carte, James Drury, Lewis Hopkinson and Elizabeth Allcock along with 15 year old Jade Ashmore and 21 year old Ben Gore all triumphed during the bouts held across Derbyshire. READ MORE...

Votes For Women!

Votes For Women!Monday 29th April 2013
The struggle of the women's suffrage movement is being brought to life in a special event at Chesterfield Museum.

'Votes for Women' takes place at the Chesterfield Borough Council run attraction on Saturday 4 May.

Between 10am and 4pm, professional re-enactors will take on the roles of a suffragette and a policeman to explore the struggles in the campaign for the right of women to vote before the First World War. READ MORE...

Friends Of Spital Cemetery Thank 1st Calow Scouts For Help

The Friends Of Spital CemeteryMonday 29th April 2013
One local charitable group has praised the efforts of another for their help in making the environment better for local wildlife.

The Friends of Spital Cemetery would like to give the 1st Calow (St Peter's) Scout group a big 'thank you' for their help in building and putting up various bird boxes in the Cemetery.

On Sunday the 14th April, various bird boxes were placed around the cemetery, including those for Owls, bats and robins, along with... READ MORE...

Autoworld Batting Clever With 2013 Cricket News Sponsorship

Autoworld Batting Clever With 2013 Cricket News Sponsorship in the Chesterfield PostFriday 26th April 2013 The Chesterfield Post are pleased to announce that Autoworld Chesterfield are the new sponsors for our expanded coverage this season of newly promoted Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Having won the LV= County Championship Division 2 title last season, Derbyshire CCC have lots to look forward to in Division One this year - along with the Falcons' one day games in the Friends Life T20 and Yorkshire Bank 40 - after a busy Winter recruiting, developing and touring.

Judith Barcroft, Marketing and Communications Manager... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Welcomes Back An Old Friend For Arts Festival

Chesterfield Welcomes Back Old Friend For Arts FestivalWednesday 24th April 2013 A former fixture in the Chesterfield streets makes a nostalgic return home as part of the first Chesterfield Community Arts Festival organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.

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horse-drawn tram owned by the Science Museum, which is usually on display at the Crich Tramway Village, will make its appearance on Saturday 4th May. Built in 1899 for the Chesterfield - Brampton route, this was one of the last horse-drawn trams to be built in the United Kingdom.

Curator Laura Waters said "We're excited to have the opportunity..." READ MORE...

Miners Invited To Shape Lasting Legacy Of Area's Coal History

Miners Invited To Shape Lasting Legacy Of Area's Coal HistoryTuesday 23rd April 2013 Former miners and their families are invited to the latest event to help shape an exciting new artwork to mark their area’s coal producing history.

Students at Netherthorpe School in Staveley are hosting a drop-in session to collect memorabilia and memories on Saturday, April 27th from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. It will help shape a new artwork at Derbyshire County's flagship regeneration site, Markham Vale.

The county council is investing £77m in the site with the long-term... READ MORE...

Rykneld Homes Family Fun Day At The Proact A Big Hit

Rykneld Homes Family Fun Day At The Proact A Big HitMonday 22nd April 2013 A family fun day at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield was a big hit with local residents.

The free event, hosted by Rykneld Homes, who manage the housing stock for North East Derbyshire District Council, was attended by over 400 council tenants during the recent Easter break.

Children took part in football coaching, an Extreme Wheels mobile skate and BMX park, mini tennis and cheerleading taster sessions plus tours of the Stadium. There was also plenty for the grown-ups to enjoy... READ MORE...

Join St George For A Late Full English!

Join St George For A Late Full English!Monday 22nd April 2013 What better way to celebrate St George's Day than with that great culinary tradition, the Full English Breakfast?

But if you're one of the millions who now claim they're too busy for a sit down meal at daybreak, you can still tuck into the full works a little later in the day with the team at The Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley.

The Devonshire Arms will be celebrating St George's Day tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23rd, by serving a Full English from 5pm to 9pm. And in proper Devonshire Arms style, the meal will not just be English, but sourced locally too! READ MORE...

Soul And Motown Returns To The CASA Hotel on Friday 26th

Soul And Motown Returns To The CASA Hotel on Friday 26thMonday 22nd April 2013
The CASA Hotel are pleased to announce that after their huge-success last year, 'Life and Soul' will be returning again to dish out some Soul and Motown music.

Join them for an evening of fantastic live entertainment, a three course meal and DJ for just £37 per person, this Friday, 26th April 2013.

Please call 01246 245 999 for more information or CLICK HERE to go to their website for more information - or to book.

Chesterfield Scout Group Hits The Jackpot!

Chesterfield Scout Group Hits The Jackpot!Friday 19th April 2013 A traditional scout troop from Chesterfield has received a funding boost, thanks to players of a charity lottery.

The 1st/2nd Derbyshire Scout Troop of the European Scout Federation was awarded £10,000 by People's Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

The scouts have used the money to replace their ageing minibus ahead of a trip to the Netherlands this summer for a European jamboree. The bus is used by all members and sections of the group including Otters, Cubs, Scouts & Rovers. READ MORE...

A Very Happy Birthday To Karen JohnsonA Very Happy Birthday
To Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson, 21 again on Monday 15th April 2013
Happy Birthday Karen!



Happy Birthday from Millie, Matt, Ben and Becky and
all your Family and Friends xxxx Hope you have a wonderful day!

A Very Happy 13th Birthday To Will TomlinsonA Very Happy 13th Birthday
To Will Tomlinson

Will Tomlinson, 13 on Sunday 14th April 2013
Happy Birthday Will!



Happy Birthday from Mum, Dad, Lauren and The Iggster! Family, Friends and all at Staveley MWFC U13s xxxx Hope you have a great day!

Hot Fingers Point To A Great Night At The Whitwell Centre

Hot Fingers Point To A Great Night At The Whitwell CentreThursday 11th April 2013 People are talking and we don't like it! Keep mum!

Word has it on the streets that April 26th will see Whitwell Centre turned into Fat Sam's Speakeasy, complete with fun casino, gangsters, flappers, art deco refurb, moonshine and music from the era which will be supplied by the unbelievably cool HOT FINGERS BAND, secured at a reasonable rate following short negotiations.

You are invited to pay your respects to Fat Sam following his untimely demise and to the Hot Fingers Band. Vintage 1920's - 1930's dress is optional, but an offer you can't refuse, as it will add to the atmosphere of the evening... READ MORE...

Baltic Crossing - In Demand And In Chesterfield. Twice!

Baltic Crossing In Demand And In ChesterfieldThursday 11th April 2013 Baltic Crossing is a fantastic five-piece band made up of young traditional musicians from Finland, Denmark and the UK. Wherever they meet, at least one must cross the Baltic Sea - hence their name - and they are appearing twice in Chesterfield in the space of a few days!

They have played at big festivals such as Womad. and they became the first folk music group to be selected for the ECHO Rising Stars recitals, where young talented performers were hand-picked to play at some of the world's most famous venues.

The band's excellent blend of fiery folk music, dynamic stage... READ MORE....

Chesterfield Community Pub Set To Re-open Tomorrow

Chesterfield Community Pub Set To Re-open TomorrowThursday 11th April 2013 The Holme Hall Inn (formerly, the Holmebrook Tavern) is set to have its grand re-opening on Friday 12th April after a major joint investment of £200,000 by new licensees Embankment Inns Ltd and owners Punch Taverns, one of the UK's leading pub companies and as a result, approximately 15 new jobs have been created.

Inside, the pub has been completely redecorated in a contemporary style throughout.

The pub, which has always been well-known for its sports facilities, will now screen Sky Sports and provide free WiFi. More notably, the dining area... READ MORE...

Cook Me The Money's Chesterfield Episode

Cook Me The Money's Chesterfield Episode Is On TV Today!Wednesday 10th April 2013 Back In Spetember, we ran a story of a new ITV1 show visiting town "Cook me The Money" with Adam Shaw. Today's episode on ITV1 at 2pm is Chesterfield's turn to shine! Don't miss it.

ORIGINAL STORY - TV crews were in Chesterfield town centre yesterday, filming for a new ITV cooking show, due to air on our screens in the New Year.

Shoppers and residents, including the Mayor of Chesterfield Cllr Donald Parsons, were asked to sample food cooked by three teams from around the country, with the winner taking the day's takings. The teams were... READ MORE...

Red Noses And Big Smiles At The Devonshire Arms

Red Noses And Big Smiles At The Devonshire Arms, Middle HandleyWednesday 10th April 2013 The team at award winning pub and restaurant, The Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley, put a smile on customers' faces as they raised more than £500 for Comic Relief.

Head chef Tom Lawson, sous chef Craig Middleton, junior chef Simon Maw and commis chef Jodi Wilson competed against each other in a Great British Menu style competition, to create a series of dishes that were served at a special Red Nose Day dinner.

To support the charity, 50p from the sale of every starter and... READ MORE...

Film Review - Spring Breakers

John Morgan's Film Review - Spring BreakersMonday 8th April 2013 by John Morgan Back in 1995, a young Harmony Korine deservedly earned plaudits for his screenplay for the controversial, convention challenging and groundbreaking 'Kids', arguably one of the most important movies of the 90s and perhaps the most realistic portrayal of teenage (im)maturity, attitudes and character ever seen on screen.

Almost twenty years later, Korine delves back into the world of the American Teenager with 'Spring Breakers'; a cool, sexy, visually stunning and vibrant film about four girls who take letting loose on their annual Spring Break vacation to a whole new level. 'Kids' this is not... READ MORE...

A Very Happy 16th Birthday To Lauren TomlinsonA Very Happy 16th Birthday
To Lauren Tomlinson

Lauren Tomlinson, 16 on Monday 8th April 2013
Happy Birthday Lauren!



Happy Birthday from Mum, Dad, Will and The Iggster! Family, Friends and all at Staveley MWFC U13s xxxx Hope you have a great day!

A Very Happy 13th Birthday To Alex WainwrightA Very Happy 13th Birthday
To Alex Wainwright

Alex Wainwright, 13 on Monday 8th April 2013
Happy Birthday Alex!



Happy Birthday from Mum, Dad, all your Family and Friends and all at Staveley MWFC U13s xxxx Hope you have a great day!

Dare You Tackle The 'Beast Of Bolsover'?

Dare You Tackle The 'Beast Of Bolsover'?Friday 5th April 2013 History, heritage and the 'Beast of Bolsover' will help put a spring in the step of those taking part in a Walking Festival featuring a murder, a Crooked Spire and an appletree knoll.

The 'Beast' of a walk is a 20 mile hike round Bolsover passing historic houses along the way and taking its title from the fearsome nickname of local MP and keen walker, Dennis Skinner.

There's something for everyone, from a one mile toddle for families and young children, to a longer stroll for less seasoned walkers, up to a... READ MORE...

'Casting Call' To Budding Local Actors By Impact Films

'Casting Call' To Budding Local Actors By Impact FilmsTuesday 2nd April 2013 Budding actors from across the North of England are being sought for an exciting new venture by a dynamic Yorkshire video production and marketing company.

Impact Films Ltd, one of the North's burgeoning high quality video and film production companies, is issuing an urgent casting call for its first major entertainment feature film. Impact has already established itself within the corporate and legal sector in the North of England as a producer of quality films tailored to suit the business market.

And while Executive Producer Simon Gamble says corporate filming will remain a main strand of the business, the company is set to start shooting its first entertainment 'short' film this spring and summer. READ MORE...

Life Is Sweet In Chesterfield

Life Is Sweet In ChesterfieldMonday 1st April 2013 Mid-day now - so sorry, APRIL FOOL (if you hadn't already guessed it!!!

Once known as the home of one of the biggest sweet makers in the UK, Chesterfield looks set to return to former glories with news this morning that a "Sweet Hotel" is to open next year.

In what's believed to be the first independent venture of this nature in England, Chesterfield's very own 'Willy Wonka-esque' establishment will see a 100 bedroom hotel built on a site adjacent to the football ground, alongside... READ MORE...

Film Review - Welcome To The Punch

Film Review - Welcome To The PunchWednesday 27th March 2013 by John Morgan James McAvoy and Mark Strong go head to head in this British action thriller from Director Eran Creevy, which features a host of home grown talent including David Morrisey, Jason Flemyng, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan and the ever excellent Johnny Harris.

Three years after Detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy) is injured in pursuit of his arch enemy Jake Sternwood (Strong), he gets a second chance to get his man when Sternwood comes out of hiding following the death of his son.

With both Lewinsky and Sternwood investigating the death... READ MORE...

Changes To Chesterfield Attraction Opening Hours

Changes To Chesterfield Tourist attraction Opening HoursWednesday 27th March 2013 With the new tourism season starting at Easter, Chesterfield Borough Council has confirmed the new opening hours of Chesterfield Museum, Revolution House and the Visitor Information Centre.

Chesterfield Museum, on St Mary's Gate, will open Monday and Thursday to Saturday 10am - 4pm; Revolution House at Old Whittington will open Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 4pm; and The Visitor Information Centre in Rykneld Square will be open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm.

Over Easter, the Hallaton treasure is on display at the Museum... READ MORE...

Singing For Sands

Singing For SandsMonday 25th March 2013 Singing for Sands is a musical event taking place at the Speedwell Rooms, Staveley on 6th April, to raise money in memory of Luke David Ions for our Baby Memorial Garden Fund.

Tickets are only £8 each and all proceeds go to the fund!!

If you can't attend but would like to support, there are raffle tickets for sale (£1 each or £5 per book) and there are some amazing prizes including 2 tickets for the "We Will Rock You" musical at Sheffield Arena, Horse riding lessons, Days out at Gullivers and Hardwick, £50 Box of Thorntons Chocs, and more. READ MORE...

Chesterfield Cheerleaders Come Home Champions

Chesterfield Cheerleaders Come Home ChampionsMonday 25th March 2013 The adverse weather was 'snow' barrier to a group of Chesterfield cheerleaders who travelled to Dudley yesterday (Sunday 24th March) to represent the town in the Cheer Nation UK competition.

And it was well worth it after Crystal Cheer and Dance returned home as Pom pom Champions and with two second place trophies in other disciplines.

The group was set up by local teacher Steph Miles and she said she was very proud of all the pupils who performed so well on the day. Although they've been running less than a year, they've already scooped several awards... READ MORE & VIDEO...

Canal Festival Sponsorship Boost From County Council

Chesterfield Canal Festival Sponsorship Boost From Derbyshire County CouncilWednesday 20th March 2013 A waterway celebration will again have the sponsorship backing of Derbyshire County Council when visitors sail in this summer.

The county council sponsored the arts section of Chesterfield Canal Festival, which was staged at its new £600,000 Staveley Basin, last year.

And the authority has pledged to repeat sponsorship for this summer's event, which is organised by the Chesterfield Canal Trust and will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 29th and 30th. READ MORE...

Fancy Dress Fund Raising For Children's Hospice

Fancy Dress Fund Raising For Children's Hospice Bluebell WoodFriday 15th March 2013 A team of Architects from Chesterfield are dusting off their running shoes this weekend as they prepare for the Dronfield 10km on Sunday 17th, choosing local children's hospice Bluebell Wood as their cause.

The group of 15 runners, who work at WCEC Architects, Carrwood, are familiar faces at the Dronfield 10km as they participate each year in support of a charity.

Last year's event saw colleague and team member Jon Godwin bring fun to the run, when he participated in a classic Elvis Presley costume that grabbed the attention of the crowds, as will his extravagant outfit choice this time around. READ MORE...

Watts Named As Chesterfield FC Events Manager

Watts Named As Chesterfield FC Events ManagerFriday 15th March 2013 Chesterfield Football Club announced last night (Thursday 14th March) that Paul Watts has been named as the events manager at the PROACT stadium.

Watts, who joined the club in 2010 as Bar and Concourse Manager, is relishing his new role. He said: "It's a great honour because I'm a Chesterfield fan and I'm excited about the challenge.

"There aren't many places in the town where people can have an entertaining night out, with good food and good company." READ MORE...

Reds' Easter Football Fun

Reds' Easter Football FunThursday 14th March 2013 Alfreton Town Community Development Scheme are staging an Easter Football Coaching course.

The course will be held from Tuesday, April 2nd, to Friday, April 5th inclusive, between the hours of 9am and 12 noon each day.

The course is for boys and girls aged six to 14 inclusive and will be held at Alfreton Leisure Centre on the days and times stated above.

Children who take part will be required to wear sports clothing... READ MORE...

Have YOUR Say On Chesterfield's Leisure Centres

Have YOUR Say On Chesterfield's Leisure CentresThursday 14th March 2013 Residents are invited to have their say on Chesterfield Borough Council's leisure centre performance at Queen's Park and Staveley in a series of focus groups.

On this occasion, it's not intended to consult the groups on the replacement Queen's Park project, as this will  be later in the year. However, the council will provide a brief update on the recent decision to build the new centre and the planned timescale for the project delivery.

Two sessions will be held to discuss Queen's Park... READ MORE...

Million Pound Transport Boost For Chesterfield

Million Pound Transport Boost For ChesterfieldTuesday 12th March 2013 Cyclists in Chesterfield are riding high after Derbyshire County Council announced a £1million extension to the town’s cycle network.

The new trail will link Chesterfield railway station to the rest of the town, opening up more of the area to leisure and commuter cyclists as well as pedestrians. Part of the half-mile route follows the former Brampton branch line, creating a connection with the town's railway history.

Derbyshire County Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Councillor Simon Spencer said: "This is a major project which will bring many benefits to Chesterfield." READ MORE...

Local Dog 'Paco' Wins Best Of Breed At Crufts

Local Dog Wins Best Of Breed At CruftsTuesday 12th March 2013
Ashover developer Nigel Egginton and Paco, his seven-year-old Spanish Water Dog, proved every dog does have its day after walking away with a top prize at Crufts.

Paco was one of over 25,000 dogs at the world famous dog show - presented by The Kennel Club and held at Birmingham's NEC, which is celebrating 140 years of promoting healthy, happy dogs - and he claimed the prestigious Best of Breed award last weekend, fighting off competition from a number of other dogs to scoop the coveted prize. READ MORE...

2013 Dates Fixed For Two Charity Classic Car & Bike Shows

Dates Fixed For Two Charity Classic Car & Bike ShowsMonday 11th March 2013
The Rotary Club of Chesterfield has announced that it's popular Classic Car and Bike Show - sponsored by Autoworld Chesterfield - will be back again this year at Renishaw Hall, near Chesterfield (S21 3WB), and will be held on Wednesday 12 June 2013.

Hundreds of classic cars and bikes are expected for the annual rally which raises thousands of pounds for local charities. The event, which will be open from 3.00pm until 8.00pm, is attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and includes classic cars and bikes from all eras. READ MORE...

Chesterfield Easter Market And Table Top Sale On Bank Holiday

Easter Market And Table Top Sale On Easter Bank HolidayThursday 7th March 2013 There is an Open Air Easter Market and Table Top Sale on Bank Holiday Monday, April 1st 2013, from 10am to 4pm.

An Open Air Market with Easter themed entertainment and activities and an Art Table in the middle of the main market.

The Crooked Spire will be having an open day with trips up the famous tower to see the fantastic views of the town. There is also an Interactive Roman Exhibition on the day at Chesterfield Museum. Loads of fun and things to do for the whole family. READ MORE...

Chesterfield Jazz Club Season Continues...

Chesterfield Jazz Club Season Continues...Wednesday 6th March 2013 Following a sell-out launch night in May 2012 and an average of over 100 attendees thereafter, Chesterfield Jazz Club is proving to be a great success.

The season continues tomorrow, Thursday 7th March with Jim Mullen.

Superb, lyrical, and very, very busy, Jim Mullen is winner of "Best Guitar" in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994 and 1996), "Best Guitar" in the Post Office Jazz Awards 2000 and winner of "Best Guitar" in the Hamlet Cigar British Jazz Awards 2002. DATES...

New Queen's Park Sports Centre Given Go-Ahead

New Queen's Park Sports Centre Given Go-AheadTuesday 5th March 2013 Chesterfield Borough councillors have approved the new £8.5 million replacement for Queen's Park Sports Centre.

Members voted in favour of the plans which will see the new centre built on the site of the Queen's Park annexe in Chesterfield - near the existing tennis courts and bowling green.

The new centre, which would open in early 2015, would have a mix of modern facilities such as: Swimming pools with individual unisex changing rooms; Fitness suite; Area for spinning classes; Dance studio and a Multi-purpose sports hall. READ MORE...

Belgian Spireites Put Some 'Ooo-La-La' Into Daggers Game

Belgian Spireites Put Some 'Ooo-La-La' Into Daggers GameTuesday 5th March 2013 The Belgian Spireites were out in force again at Dagenham last Saturday and it's probably fair to say they have a new hero.

The group, who are mainly from the Brussels area, speak French as their first language, so inevitably they were thrilled when Armand Gnanduillet signed.

The group's spokesman Sylvain Lecomte explained, "We had a great time, we met Spireites supporters before the game and cheered the team to three points for the whole 90 minutes. We even met Armand after the game and he seemed to be pleased to see us. He told us he is very happy at the club." READ MORE...

Brampton Manor Prize Draw Winner Terri 'Overwhelmed'

Brampton Manor Prize Draw Winner Terri 'Overwhelmed'Monday 4th March 2013 Declaring herself 'overwhelmed', Terri Warburton of Chesterfield picked up her prize on Saturday morning after winning The Chesterfield Post's recent prize draw to win a six month family membership to Brampton Manor Country Club.

The 16th century property boasts a range of opportunities including squash courts, swimming pool and fitness suite and Terri, her partner Rachael and children will now be able to enjoy those facilities.

After being presented with her passes from Isobel Gibbions... READ MORE...

Chefs Compete - Great British Menu Style - For Red Nose Day!

Great British Menu Style Chef's Competition For Red Nose DayThursday 28th February 2013 The team at the Devonshire Arms in Middle Handley are aiming to put a smile on costumers' faces with their own Comic Relief version of the 'Great British Menu' competition!

The award winning pub and restaurant's Head Chef Tom Lawson, Sous Chef Craig Middleton and Junior Chef Simon Maw will be competing against each other to create a series of dishes that will then be served at a special Red Nose Day dinner on March 15th.

Since last weekend and over the next two weekends... READ MORE...

Chesterfield's Queen's Park Says 'Feed The Birds'

Chesterfield's Queen's Park Says 'Feed The Birds' for National Nest Box WeekWednesday 27th February 2013 More than 100 bird lovers flocked to Queen's Park to take part in a nest box building event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.

Despite the bitterly cold temperatures, the event, held last Thursday 21st February, was hailed as a success with 58 nest boxes built - 30 specially for blue tits and a further 28 for robins.

The event was held as part of national nest box week, which has been held annually since 1997 to address the fast disappearing number of... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Museum Uncovers The 'Horrible History' Of Food

Chesterfield Museum Uncovers The 'Horrible History' Of FoodWednesday 27th February 2013 More than 500 visitors took part in an event to discover the horrible history of food at Chesterfield Museum.

The event was the first in the museum's programme of family events held during 2013 and featured History Man David Cadle explore the unappealing side of food over the past 2000 years.

He uncovered such nasties as chalk and bleach in bread and also explored some delicacies which seemed unpalatable to younger visitors, including dripping and black pudding. READ MORE...

Florin Entertain At The Devonshire Arms, Middle Handley

Florin Entertain At The Devonshire Arms, Middle HandleyFriday 22nd February 2013 Acclaimed experimental acoustic trio Florin present a live session at The Devonshire Arms Middle Handley on Friday, March 1st.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Bob Humphries, double bass player Martin Crofts and on mandolin and vocals, Rob Dickson will be performing at the award winning pub and restaurant from 9pm.

"Great food and free music is proving to be another popular choice at the Devonshire Arms," said manager Alistair Myers, "Come along and join us for what will be an excellent evening." Call (01246) 434800 for more information.

Happy Birthday To Rachel WellsHappy Birthday To
Rachel Wells

Rachel Wells, Thursday 21st February 2013
Happy Birthday Rach!


A very happy birthday to Rachel from Neil, Jordan, Charley, Ant and all your family and friends, and everyone at Staveley MWFC U13s.
Have a great day xxxx

MP Welcomes Olympic Squash Boost For Brampton Manor

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins Welcomes Olympic Squash Boost For Brampton ManorThursday 21st February 2013
Brampton Manor Sports Club in Chesterfield has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund to upgrade it's Squash and Racketball courts to elite competition standard.

Sport England
has revealed that more than 1,000 local sports projects across the country have now received National Lottery funding through Inspired Facilities, which is part of the £150 million Places People Play legacy programme. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark - celebrating the link to the Games. READ MORE...

Wedding Day Preview At Fairytale Bolsover Castle

Wedding Day Preview At Fairytale Bolsover CastleThursday 21st February 2013
Couples seeking a stunning location for their wedding day can obtain exclusive complimentary tickets to a special wedding preview at Bolsover Castle on Sunday 17th March.

The 17th century castle will be hosting the preview from 11am-3pm, to offer a unique opportunity to look around this magical and popular venue, including the two romantic rooms licensed for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies inside the delightful medieval-style Little Castle - and two areas just outside, perfect for summer weddings. READ MORE...

Do You Remember Chesterfield In The '80s? Then Read On...

Author Neil Anderson asks -Do You Remember Chesterfield In The '80s? Then Read On...Wednesday 20th February 2013
It was an era defined by the Miners' Strike, the 1981 Royal Visit of Charles and Di and Tony Benn becoming MP.

But local author Neil Anderson is compiling a book of a different kind. He's working on the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Chesterfield' - a warts and all view of nightlife in the era.

Neil, who lived in the town throughout the period, has already written a series of best selling books on Sheffield's nightlife and is now turning his... READ MORE...

Community Trust Host Pre-Millers Brunch At The Proact

Community Trust Host Pre-Millers Brunch At The ProactWednesday 20th February 2013
An innovative event at the Proact - which took place ahead of Saturday's Rotherham clash - gave supporters the chance to take a trip down Memory Lane, before travelling to what for many, was a new ground, to take on old footballing foes.

Over 100 people attended an event which saw three legends Steve Cammack, Kevin Eley and Billy McEwan, talk about 'old times' between the two sides, watch footage of past games and enjoy a full English brunch before travelling together to the New York Stadium. READ MORE...

World News: Rafa Nadal Claims First Poker Tournament Win

World News: Rafa Nadal Claims First Poker Tournament WinThursday 14th February 2013 Tennis legend and Team PokerStars Pro Rafa Nadal has won his first ever PokerStars tournament - the King of Clay can now add the online poker victory to the 11 Grand Slam titles he already has to his name.

Nadal joined the world's leading poker website as a member of Team SportStars back in June of 2012. After receiving an injury that left him unable to dominate the court, Nadal turned his attention to the world of poker, "It's no secret that I love to compete and try my very best in everything, whether that's tennis, golf or video games," said Nadal when he first joined PokerStars. "When I discovered the game of poker, I chose to join PokerStars because they understand..." READ MORE...

Poolsbrook Play Equipment Goes Up In Flames

Police appeal as Poolsbrook Play Equipment Goes Up In FlamesTuesday 12th February 2013 Local residents are being asked to come forward with information after what's believed to be an arson attack seriously damaged play equipment at one of Chesterfield's country parks.

The attack took place on the evening of Thursday 7th February, or in the early hours of Friday 8th February at Poolsbrook Country Park, off Inkersall Road, Poolsbrook.

Play equipment on the park's play area was set alight causing an estimated £1,000 worth of damage. READ MORE...

Visit By Natascha Engel MP Marks A Milestone At The Avenue

Natascha Engel MP Visit Marks A Milestone At The Avenue Coking WorksTuesday 12th February 2013 Natascha Engel, MP for North East Derbyshire, visited the site of the former Avenue Coking works and colliery, to see first-hand the successful clean up at what was once the most polluted site in England.

The Avenue is now beyond the half way point in a 6 year programme to remove the pollution on the site and create an area that will provide both new homes and landscaped areas for everyone to enjoy.

The clean-up operation, by on site contractors VSD, is expected to come to an end in 2015 and a 28 Hectare site will then be developed... READ MORE...

Chesterfield College's Sarah Wilmot Reviews 'The Last Stand'

Chesterfield College's Sarah Wilmot Reviews 'The Last Stand'Friday 8th February 2013 "I'll just do this once, OK? Now, pay attention"... this fantastic, jam-packed movie takes action to a whole new level, leaving the audience enticed and thriving for more.

Andrew Knauer almost gave action a new meaning when he wrote this storyline as there was not a moment during the film that I was left feeling unsatisfied!

The Last Stand brings Arnold Schwarzenegger back into recognition and makes the movie as good as it can get. The film is based on the escape of a very determined, wanted, drug baron who's held in FBI custody... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Lottery Boat Seeks More Crew

Chesterfield Lottery Boat Seeks More CrewWednesday 6th February 2013 Eighteen months ago, the Chesterfield Canal Trust won £60,000 from the People's Jubilee Millions on ITV to build a tripboat.

After being built and launched last year and officially named the Hugh Henshall by the Duke of Devonshire at the Chesterfield Canal Festival in Staveley, it was taken to its permanent home on the Chesterfield Canal at Kiveton Park.

No ordinary vessel, it is fully accessible for the disabled, with an electro-hydraulic system to enable any user to steer the boat from anywhere within it, regardless of disability. READ MORE...

Spireites Launch New Youngsters' Matchday Club

Spireites Launch New Youngsters' Matchday ClubWednesday 6th February 2013 An exciting new matchday club for youngsters is being launched by the Chesterfield FC Community Trust later this month.

Chester's Matchday Club
, which is for children aged 5 to 14, will start on the day of Chesterfield's game at home to Gillingham on Saturday, February 23rd.

Those attending the club will take part in an hour-long football coaching session at a venue close to the Proact Stadium before taking their seat for the match. They will also be involved in a penalty shoot-out at half-time in front of thousands of cheering supporters! READ MORE...

Fitness Looks Good In Clay Cross

Fitness Looks Good In Clay Cross as Sharley Park Leisure Centre is relaunchedMonday 4th February 2013
Councillors in North East Derbyshire have officially launched a new-look leisure centre following a £530,000 revamp.

Sharley Park Leisure Centre in Clay Cross now has a brand new fitness suite, refurbished reception and improved disabled access thanks to the investment by North East Derbyshire District Council.

Work to modernise the reception area is now complete, and follows the opening of a new 40-station gym and wheelchair-accessible poolside... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Jazz Club 'Jam Session' Dates

Chesterfield Jazz Club 'Jam Session' DatesWednesday 30th January 2013 Chesterfield Jazz Club is holding Jam Session nights at Club Chesterfield, Chester Street in Chesterfield.

If you play an instrument or sing, and love jazz, this could be the opportunity for you! Get down to the Chesterfield Jazz Club and work with the house trio (piano/bass/drums), bringing your instrument and 3 legible copies of 3 (max) chord charts. The PA/Amp will be provided. Upcoming Jam Sessions are taking place on Thursday 7th February, 4th April and 2nd May 2013 - all at 7:30pm. Participants entry is £4 while spectators entry is £5 payable on the door.
Visit www.chesterfieldjazz.com for more details.

Local Wrestler On The Bill As Famous Show Comes To Town

Local Wrestler Paul 'Bully Boy Carter' McCartney On The Bill As Famous Show Comes To TownMonday 28th January 2013 UWE Megaslam American Wrestling, the entertainment company famed for it's all action family friendly American Wrestling events, are preparing to slam down for a debut in Chesterfield at The Winding Wheel Theatre on Saturday 9th February.

Touring up and down the country each year, they bring in the top stars from all over the world including America, Mexico, Canada as well as top competitors from all over the UK.

This rings especially true for their Chesterfield showdown as local... READ MORE...

WIN A Brampton Manor Fitness Centre Family Membership

WIN A Brampton Manor Health and Fitness Centre 6 month Family Membership in our FREE prize draw. Click for detailsSaturday 26th January 2013 A fantastic prize of a 6 month Family Membership is on offer from Chesterfield's county wide popular venue for weddings, receptions and functions and business facilities.

Brampton Manor's fully equipped Health & Fitness centre is one of very few venues in Chesterfield that offers a creche, heated indoor pool, squash courts, fully air conditioned gymnasium as well as a fantastic class timetable including Bokwa, yoga, pilates and spinning. It is also now offering the chance to win an amazing FREE 6 month family membership* (2 Adults and 2 Children) to their health and fitness centre in our great FREE to enter Prize Draw. It's a fantastic prize and doesn't cost a penny to enter - and you can enter as many times as you wish! READ MORE...

Henderson's Take On Worcester In The Battle Of The Relishes!

Henderson's Take On Worcester In The Battle Of The Relishes!Friday 18th January 2013 It's the battle of the condiments…two meal time giants battling it out for the title of top tastebud tickler!

In one corner there's Henderson's Relish, the one thing that any true Sheffielder will tell you brings dinner to life, a firm family favourite made to a secret recipe for more than a hundred years. In the other corner there's Worcestershire Sauce, the Lea and Perrins brand that has been a global hit since 1837.

But they finally come face to face at The Devonshire Arms in Middle Handley on January 23rd with a special Great British Pie Night challenge. READ MORE...

Casa Named Fourth Best UK Hotel By TripAdvisor

Casa Named Fourth Best UK Hotel By TripAdvisorThursday 17th January 2013 Chesterfield's 4-star hotel, Casa has announced that it has won 'an Oscar of the hotel world', having been named the UK's fourth best hotel by the world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor.

Unlike any other hotel honours, the Travellers' Choice Awards are based on millions of reviews and opinions covering more than 650,000 hotels collected in a single year from travellers around the world. The campaign identifies the most outstanding properties worldwide, and Casa also placed as the number 21 hotel in Europe.

Casa's Owner, Steve Perez, commented, "I'm overwhelmed..." READ MORE...

You Think Your Pet Is Special? Could It Be A VIP?

You Think Your Pet Is Special? Could It Be A VIP?Friday 11th January 2013 Pets at Home Chesterfield are hoping to find the winner of a national competition here on their doorstep.

The chain is calling for animal lovers from the area to nominate pets that they have re-homed, for a chance to be crowned 'the face' of its new reward scheme, the Very Important Pet (VIP) club.

The search for VIP nominations is now under way across the country and entrants should share their re-homed pet's story and explain why their pet is so important to them. READ MORE...

BE A DISTRIBUTOR & WRAP PARTY PLANNER - 'IT WORKS!'

DISTRIBUTOR & PARTY PLANNER FOR 'IT WORKS!'Friday 4th January 2013 Get paid to share the products you love! Launched in the UK at The Vitality Show 2012 to great acclaim, the Ultimate Body Applicator from It Works! Global has been doubling its sales in the US every year for the last five years.

It's a customisable body contouring wrap that's infused with a powerful, naturally based detoxifying formula which tightens, tones and firms where applied to the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite and skin slackening. It is actual Fat Loss! In many cases, there is a resulting inch loss! There is nothing else like it on the market today, it is totally unique. READ MORE...

Are You A Young Dancing Hopeful? Read On...

Are You A Young Dancing Hopeful in Chesterfield? Read On...Wednesday 2nd January 2013 Derby-based Déda, one of the UKs leading dance centres, has teamed up with Chesterfield Borough Council and the Dance4's Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), to launch its second auditioned youth dance company - giving local young people the chance to develop their talents.

Déda currently works with more than 100 young people through its award-winning youth academy programme based at the organisation's studios and theatre in Chapel Street, Derby.

Young people aged 13 to 19 - many of whom have progressed through the Academy groups from a young age - already have the opportunity to audition for the 20-strong Bounceback dance company to train with top choreographers and perform locally and nationally... READ MORE...

Don't Start 2013 In An Ambulance As New Year Parties Begin

EMAS warns - Don't Start 2013 In An Ambulance As New Year Parties BeginMonday 31st December 2012 East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) is preparing for New Year's Eve with a plea to those celebrating to start 2013 safe and well.

The traditional party night marks the end of more than a fortnight of seasonal celebrations which puts more demand on ambulances than any other time of the year.

The last Friday before Christmas (December 21st) was a busy night, with EMAS dealing with 2,384 emergency calls, 457 more than would normally be received on a typical Friday. READ MORE...

Bolsover Christmas Light Display For Kids 'n' Cancer Charity

Bolsover Christmas Light Display For Kids 'n' Cancer CharityWednesday 19th December 2012 Wayne Skinner of Bolsover in Derbyshire does a charity christmas lights display at his house every year and has chosen to do it for the Kids 'n' Cancer Charity this year.

North View Christmas Display is a musical, computer controlled, Christmas Light display on a house in Bolsover (Postcode - S44 6JE) doing their best to bring visitors something new and different that will put a smile on the faces of both young and old!

Each year, they choose a different charity to recive the donations raised by visitors to the display. READ MORE...

Restoration Of The Avenue Is A Step Closer

Restoration Of The Avenue Is A Step CloserMonday 17th December 2012

It's been announced today that a landmark has been reached in the restoration of The Avenue, a former coking works and chemical plant closed in 1992 and once identified as one of the most contaminated sites in Western Europe.

One of the waste lagoons, where the worst contaminants had been stored, has had all pollutants removed by contractors working for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), and is now being filled with cleaned earth to create an area that will become landscaped public space. READ MORE...

Diamond Jubilee Funding Boost For Eastwood Park

Diamond Jubilee Funding Boost For Eastwood ParkMonday 17th December 2012 The community of Hasland in Chesterfield is today celebrating the news that it has received a £25,000 funding boost from SITA Trust's QE2 Fields Fund to provide an outdoor gym and piece of dynamic play equipment at Eastwood Park.

SITA Trust set up the funding programme for sites that have been protected through the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge - which aims to protect 2012 playing fields by the end of 2012 as a celebration of the Queen's Diamond JubileeChesterfield Borough Council has signed up to the Challenge, preserving Eastwood Park for future generations to enjoy. READ MORE...

12 Marathons In 12 Days - The HOPE Tour Comes To Town

12 Marathons In 12 Days - The HOPE Tour Comes To TownFriday 14th December 2012 A team of recreational runners are tackling the biggest challenge of their lives this December in an attempt to raise £250,000 for charity HOPEHIV.

The HOPE Tour comprises an astonishing 12 marathons in 12 days, each runner attempting to cover 314.4 miles, and reaches Chesterfield's Crooked Spire tomorrow via Sheffield and Dronfield.

Sarah O'Neill, 31, Meredith Bochmann, 35, Kerry McCarthy, 33 and Matt Pullen, 37, started their challenge in North Yorkshire... READ MORE...

A VERY Important Man Speaks To The Chesterfield Post

A VERY Important Man Speaks To The Chesterfield PostThursday 13th December 2012 There are just a few more sleeps until Christmas and one man is very busy at the moment - working hard to make sure that all children throughout the world get their presents on the big day.

He is also looking hard at his naughty list and hoping that too many children in Chesterfield aren't on it.

The Chesterfield Post managed to grab a word with Santa this afternoon as he flew into Chesterfield Co-Op to meet more children and, he said that he's looking forward to saddling Rudolph up to the sleigh and setting off. READ MORE...

"It All Comes Back To Food!" Nonnas' Gian Bohan Talks Italy

It All Comes Back To Food! Nonnas' Gian Bohan Talks ItalyMonday 10th December 2012 A book, which I was given sight of before our interview and written by Nonna's very own co owner Gian Bohan, bears the title 'Strada Della Nonna' which translates as 'the way of the Granny' and that, in a nutshell, is the philosophy which led to Gian fulfilling a dream, but more importantly, continuing to follow and learn about the passion of the Italian way of life.

And pass it on, which Gian does through good food and company - with an enthusiasm that very quickly becomes infectious - and an unbending ethos which he believes his customers want and grow to embrace. READ MORE...

A Festive Christmas Evening Of Music In New Whittington

A Festive Christmas Evening Of Music In New WhittingtonTuesday 4th December 2012

A festive evening of Solo Music and Carol Singing takes place at St Barnabas Church, Albert Road New Whittington this Friday, 7th December at 7pm.

Featuring the church's resident Organist / Oboeist Adam Parrish, as well as guest Organists Geoff Grattan and Ken Ellis.

Everyone is welcome, entry is FREE and there will be Mince Pies and a hot drink! Any donations will be gratefully received and go towards the Church Funds.

Iconic Truck Makes A Stop In Chesterfield

Iconic Truck Makes A Stop In ChesterfieldThursday 29th November 2012
The 'holidays' came early to Chesterfield as the iconic Coca Cola truck stopped off at Tesco Extra on Lockoford Lane today.

The truck is currently on tour and visiting over 60 locations across the UK as it helps to herald the arrival of the festive period and the screening of the now famous advert, often seen as the first sign of Christmas in many countries.

Thousands queued throughout its eight hour stay in the town and, along with a free drink, had their chance to have a photo taken next to the vehicle. READ MORE...

Santa Arrives At Chesterfield Co-Op In Red Hot Fire Engine

Santa Arrives At Chesterfield Co-Op In Red Hot Fire EngineThursday 29th November 2012 Santa Claus arrived in style at the Midlands Co-operative department store on Elder Way, Chesterfield when he chose to travel via a vintage Fire Engine rather than his usual reindeer-drawn sleigh - and was greeted by excited families awaiting his visit.

Santa then made way to his grotto based on the second floor of the department store where colleagues were dressed up as Santa's helpers. Children had the chance to get their photograph taken with Santa after telling him what was on their wish-list.

Proceeds raised from the photoshoot where donated to... READ MORE...

Chesterfield's Young Dancers Sought For Dance Programme

Chesterfield's Young Dancers Sought For Dance ProgrammeWednesday 28th November 2012 Talented young dancers in Derby and Derbyshire are being urged to come forward for a chance to perform in a professional venue in front of hundreds of people.

The national U.Dance programme, led by Youth Dance England, starts in Derbyshire soon with the Interface 13 event presented by international dance organisations, Dance4 and Dada.

All youth dance groups are invited to apply and be part of the spectacular showcase of dance performances. It gives young people a chance... READ MORE...

Building On Chesterfield's Goalkeeping Heritage

Chesterfield FC are Building On Chesterfield's Goalkeeping HeritageWednesday 28th November 2012 Chesterfield Football Club - and the town itself - can boast a proud goalkeeping heritage and specialist coaching is available to try and ensure that continues.

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks started out with the Spireites, while former Arsenal custodians Bob Wilson and John Lukic, the former capped by Scotland, both hail from Chesterfield.

Current Chesterfield No.1 Tommy Lee, who has been the club's Player of the Year two years running, began his career at Manchester United... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Park's Patrols Stepped Up After Damage

Chesterfield Park Patrols Stepped Up After DamageMonday 19th November 2012 It's been announced today that Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire police are working together closely to clamp down on anti-social behaviour at which is causing damage at the town's much loved Queen's Park.

There has been a recent spate of attacks on the Park's property which has resulted in broken swings, a smashed window at the Cricket Pavilion, stones removed from walls and hedges pulled out.

Much of this damage and, indeed, reports of other nuisance... READ MORE...

Santa Cruises The Chesterfield Canal

Santa Cruises The Chesterfield CanalMonday 19th November 2012 It's very nearly that time of year again, and ahead of his very busy period, Santa took time out to visit Tapton Lock to meet a host of VIPs on Saturday and to publicise the Chesterfield Canal Trust's Santa Special cruises.

The Mayor of Chesterfield, Natascha Engel MP for NE Derbyshire and the Chairs of local Councils brought members of their families to enjoy a cruise on the canal with Santa. Luckily he had remembered to bring presents for the children!

The Chesterfield Canal Trust provided pie & peas for everyone... READ MORE...

'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 28

Chesterfield FC's 'Blues on the move' resultsMonday 19th November 2012
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!

Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...

BBC Award Winning Jazz Guitarist Plays Chesterfield Jazz Club

BBC Award Winning Jazz Guitarist - Derby born and bred Phil Robson - will be At Chesterfield Jazz ClubWednesday 14th November 2012 A locally born, but internationally-renowned artist, who works all over the country at major jazz venues and festivals will be making a very rare appearance in Chesterfield tomorrow night and organisers are thrilled at being able to offer the opportunity to see him perform.

Derby
born and bred, Phil Robson will be at Chesterfield Jazz Club tomorrow, Thursday 15th November, from 8:30pm at Club Chesterfield, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL.

For more info - see the website at www.chesterfieldjazz.com or call 07764 587258.

Report Ash Woodland Location Plea In Peak District

Report Ash Woodland Location Plea In Peak DistrictTuesday 13th November 2012 People are being asked to notify the Peak District National Park Authority if they have planted any ash trees in the past six years, and to choose alternatives to ash in any new tree-planting schemes.

The appeal is part of a national alert over ash dieback disease, caused by the fungus chalara fraxinea, a serious threat to Peak District ash woodlands which are among the most important in the UK and of international significance.

Access to woodlands in the national park is completely unaffected, but the Peak District National Park Authority is asking people to be vigilant... READ MORE...

Tourism On The Up In Chesterfield

Tourism On The Up In ChesterfieldFriday 9th November 2012 Chesterfield Chiefs are delighted after latest tourism figures for Chesterfield show the town is growing in popularity as a place to visit.

In 2011 there was an increase of 9% in visitor numbers with over 3 million day visitors and 320,000 booking an overnight stay.

The boost in the number of tourists has also increased the amount of money being spent in the town by 11% since 2010. Tourists spent over £142 million across our hotels, visitor attractions, restaurants and shops. READ MORE...

'Bouncers' - A Night Out, But Not As You Know It!

Bouncers - at the Pomegranate. A Night Out, But Not As You Know It!Thursday 8th November 2012 We were promised laughter from start to finish on opening night - and we were not disappointed.

Four men, four white handbags and a couple of beer barrels hold centre stage at Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre this week - to STUNNING effect.

However Bouncers, written by John Godber, isn't what you might expect from the title. Not a play about four macho men flexing their muscles at the doors of various drinking and dancing establishments around the identikit towns, not a theatrically licensed job description either... READ MORE...

Are You Ready For The Ashgate Hospice Christmas Market?

Are You Ready For The Ashgate Hospice Christmas Market?Tuesday 6th November 2012 Ashgate Hospice hold their Christmas Market this Saturday, 10th November (11am - 2pm), at Ashgate Hospice.

Entry is 50p (U16's free) for loads of festive family fun! Meet Ashley Bear, Santa in his Grotto, Raffles, Tombolas, Dedicate a Light of Love, Gifts, Mince Pies and Cake!

One thing they'd like to ask is for some help with the Bottle Bonanza! Ashgate desperately need donations of bottles for the bottle tombola. Anything... big, small, lemonade, beer, wine, pop or sparkling water, we would really appreciate your donations. Bottles can be left at reception. Thanks in advance and see you there!

New Book Shows Where It All Began For Dave Allen

New Book Shows Where It All Began For Dave AllenMonday 5th November 2012 If we asked you what Dave Allen, Owner and Chairman of Chesterfield Football Club and William Hague had in common, you might be stumped for an answer, however, one book, to be published on Friday, is about to reveal all!

The Charade Nightclub - The untold story, is written by Rotherham Historian Keith Brisland, and shares memories of those who worked at - and danced at - The Charades nightclub in Rotherham, which was the first club to be owned by Dave Allen and where his entertainment empire began. He has provided the foreward for the book and, Keith says, enjoyed sharing some forgotten memories... READ MORE...

Local Stars Launch Christmas At Vicar Lane Shopping Centre

Local Stars Launch Christmas At Vicar Lane Shopping CentreMonday 5th November 2012 Britain's Got Talent entrant and X-factor finalist Chelsea Redfern will be performing alongside Directions Theatre Arts on Sunday 25th November in Vicar Lane, Chesterfield.

The event will see Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, consisting of shops on Vicar Lane and Steeplegate, switch on their Christmas lights following the entertainment.

Directions Theatre Arts, the musical theatre school based in Chesterfield, have appeared at Vicar Lane on several occasions and as a result have been invited to attend a Town Twinning event in Sindelfingin in 2014. READ MORE...

Bonfire Night Parking At The PROACT Stadium

Bonfire Night Parking At The PROACT StadiumSunday 4th November 2012 Car parking will be available at the Proact Stadium on Monday night for those attending the nearby Bonfire Night firework display at Stand Road Park.

The cost of parking is £2 per vehicle with all the money going to the Chesterfield FC Community Trust. Gates at the stadium open at 5.30pm, 30 mins before the gates open at Stand Road. The firework display is scheduled to start at around 8pm and the event will last for approximately an hour. The stadium gates will close at 9.30pm. 

The annual event, which is organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, will feature a funfair and various catering vans and sweet stalls and is presented by Peak FM Breakfast Show hosts Sean and Becky with AJ and Molly Monroe performing live on stage.

Bonfire Night Advice And Where To Go And See A Display

Bonfire Night Advice And Where To Go To See One!Saturday 3rd November 2012 Bonfire Night is almost upon us and whilst bonfires and fireworks can be fun they can also be dangerous and even lethal.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service
would like to remind people to take the upmost care this year and consider attending an organised display rather than having a bonfire and fireworks at home.

Station Manager, Alan Richmond said "Bonfire night should be a time of enjoyment and spectacle, however the fire service continue to see the devastation that this time of year can bring. READ MORE...

What Would YOU Name It?

What Would YOU Name It?Friday 2nd November 2012 The Chesterfield Post has previously reported on the appearance of a Falcon and a Puppy in the centre of Chesterfield.

The sculptures, designed by Geoff Wood, were created as part of an initiative to promote local businesses and attract shoppers.

Today, they were officially unveiled by the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield and Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, Cllr John Burrows.

Sculptor Geoff told us that he was honoured to have been chosen... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Market Steps Back In Time

Chesterfield Market Steps Back In TimeFriday 2nd November 2012 Yesterday saw the beginning of the Chesterfield Arts and Markets Festival - three days of events designed to showcase, promote and support our local market and arts groups.

On a lovely day, thousands turned out to visit the 1940's Market, and saw traders dressed in wartime finery, with vehicles and a George Formby tribute taking place on the High Street.

Caroline Steel is part of the Market Trader's Federation and she told us that she was thrilled with the turnout on the day, "It's a brilliant day..." READ MORE...

Be Prepared For Scouting In Brimington

Be Prepared For Scouting In BrimingtonFriday 2nd November 2012 One local scout group is now looking to recruit new members. The 34th Chesterfield (Brimington) Scouts is based in Brimington and provides a wide programme of fun and adventurous activities for young people from Brimington and surrounding areas.

They welcome all young people (male and female) aged between 10 and 14 years old and are also looking for adults wishing to help out. There is also a Beavers troup (age 6-8) and one for cubs (age 8-10). So why not join the adventure today? To join the 34th Chesterfield Scout Group please contact Emma Drakley - Scout Leader on 07909 883369 or via their Facebook page

Caledonian Association's St Andrew's Day Celebration

Chesterfield and District Caledonian Association's St Andrew's Day CelebrationThursday 1st November 2012 Chesterfield and District Caledonian Association are holding a Celebration for St Andrew's Day to be held on Sunday 25th November 2012. This is one of two main Events in the Association's Annual Calendar.

The Celebration will begin with the church service which will be held in St Andrew's United Reformed Church, on Newbold Road, Chesterfield, at 11am. Worship will be led by the minister of St Andrew's, Rev John Cook. This will be followed at 1pm by Sunday Lunch, in the Masonic Hall, on Saltergate. The Toast to Scotland will be given by Rev Paul King.

As all the menu choices require to be pre–ordered, please contact the Association President Mr Mark Macartney on 01623 812110 if you wish more information.

Get Your Teenage Kicks From Fiction Fix

Get Your Kicks From Fiction FixThursday 1st November 2012 Whether you're an author interested in writing for young adults, a teacher looking for new ideas to capture student interest, a keen teen reader or a budding young writer, Teenage Kicks will spark your interest and spur your creativity.

Derbyshire County Council is organising the young adult fiction day in partnership with Nottingham-based Five Leaves Publications to offer people a great opportunity to meet readers and writers of teen fiction.

The afternoon kicks off with some words from acclaimed young adult fiction author Bali Rai, followed by an opportunity to take part in two break-out sessions, including practical workshops with Derbyshire Poet Laureate Matt Black and a creative writing workshop for 12-14-year-olds. READ MORE...

Chesterfield Arts & Market Festival Starts Thursday 1st Nov

Chesterfield Arts & Market Festival Starts TomorrowWednesday 31st October 2012 Chesterfield Arts and Market Festival begins in the town on Thursday 1st November. It's a hugely successful annual initiative which has, in the past, seen TV favourites, local businessmen and charity participate in order to promote the town and raise money for charity.

Once again many events have been organised and local residents and tourists are invited and encouraged to take part. Sean Carrington, tourist officer for Chesterfield, has sent us the schedule - all we need now is the weather!

Please pop along and support your local market as they... READ MORE...

What Has Derbyshire Ever Done For The World?

What Has Derbyshire Ever Done For The World?Monday 29th October 2012 Hear the word 'Derbyshire' and most people think of the beautiful landscapes of the Peak District, and rightly so, but one particular river valley has contributed far more to the history of the world than you might think.

And now, local residents can hear how the area led events that changed the direction of the world.

The Derwent Valley, between Derby and Matlock Bath can claim to be the birthplace of the factory system. READ MORE...

Weight Loss A Family Affair For Chesterfield Mum And Son

Weight Loss A Family Affair For Chesterfield Mum & SonMonday 29th October 2012 A mother and son from Derbyshire are celebrating after losing 5 and a half stone between them.

Karen Hodgkinson
, 32, has lost 3 and a half stone with her local Slimming World group and, after introducing her 14-year-old son Alex to healthy eating, he's lost 2st 4lb too!

The Chesterfield mum has been so impressed with the difference Slimming World has made to her and her family's lives that she's decided to train as a Consultant and open her own group to help other people in the area to slim... READ MORE...

Maxwell - Chesterfield's Operatic Busker Takes Town By Storm

Saturday 27th October 2012 This is the guy taking Chesterfield by storm!

Maxwell is a local singer who, accompanied by his dog Humphrey, brings opera to the masses when he sings in the Pavements Shopping centre.

Maxwell told us on Friday morning that he has no formal opera training but "just wants to sing".

We'll have a full interview and details of his album on the Post very soon.

Former Barlow Resident Sings With Alt-J At Reading Festival

Former Barlow Resident Sings With Alt-J At Reading FestivalTuesday 23rd October 2012 Former Barlow resident Didier Rochard, co-founder of vocal group London Contemporary Voices, recently collaborated with Mercury Prize nominee and bookies' favourite, Alt-J for their set at Reading Festival, providing a choral backdrop for the band with a live broadcast on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 show.

No stranger to the limelight, LCV was originally formed as a scratch choir to perform with Grammy-award winning artist Imogen Heap at the Royal Albert Hall in November 2010. The concert was recorded for release on DVD and streamed live on the internet in HD to an audience of almost half a million. READ MORE...

A Falcon And A Puppy Take Up Residence In Chesterfield

A Falcon And A Puppy Take Up Residence In ChesterfieldTuesday 23rd October 2012 The Yards shopping area in Chesterfield's town centre is now home to a falcon and a puppy.

The two artworks are the latest instalments of the Chesterfield Cultural Renaissance project which has delivered several pieces of unique artworks in the area over the past few months.

The project, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Chesterfield Borough Council, was set up to improve The Yards to promote local businesses and attract more shoppers. READ MORE...

A New 'Venture For Adventure' Launches In Chesterfield

A New Venture For Adventure Launches In ChesterfieldMonday 22nd October 2012 Despite the continued grim economic forecast, Chesterfield is still seen as a vibrant and viable centre for retail outlets.

That's the verdict of one nationwide outdoor clothing chain that opened its doors to the Chesterfield shoppers recently - and had its official launch at the weekend.

Hawkshead have 17 outlets throughout the country and say that they are delighted to be in the town, and to be opening one of the first two stores in 5 years in the area. Melanie Verby, Retail Support Manager for the chain, told The Chesterfield Post that they felt Chesterfield was the right place to be for them... READ MORE...

Join In Ashgate Hospice's 'Spooktacular' Week With PeakFM

Join In Ashgate Hospice's 'Spooktacular' Week With PeakFMTuesday 16th October 2012
Scare up a ghoulishly good time raising money for Ashgate Hospice during a 'Spooktacular' week leading up to 'judgement day' on Thursday 25th October - in conjunction with PeakFM.

Why not get your school, business, friends and families involved in some sppooookkkkyyy scccarrrryyyy fun from Monday 22nd October.

Let Ashgate and PeakFM know what you're up to - and you could get a visit from PeakFM on Thursday 25th October to collect all the cash raised... READ MORE...

Flog It! Locally...

Flog It! Locally...Tuesday 16th October 2012 We have heard today that Flog It!, a favourite BBC TV antique show, is coming to the region to film soon, and is now inviting local residents to take part.

Haddon Hall
in Derbyshire will be the scene of the recording of one of their valuation day events, and the show's producers say that members of the public are invited to attend and have their antiques and collectables valued free of charge by a team of experts. Any iitems selected for filming will possibly also have the chance of going on to make some money at auction a few weeks later. The event is being held on Saturday 17th Nov. between 9:30am and 4pm and you are encouraged to pop along.

Love Your Local Market This Halloween

Love Your Local Market This HalloweenTuesday 16th October 2012 People are urged not to miss a trick - or treat - at North East Derbyshire's markets this Halloween!

Spell-binding family fun will be running at the markets in Killamarsh, Eckington and Clay Cross - the latest in a series of events organised as part of North East Derbyshire District Council's 'Marketing the Markets' campaign.

Spooky street entertainment, face painting, creepy crawly petting zoos, prize draws and a range of stalls - plus a chance to meet Scooby Doo, the Ghostbusters and Dr Who - are among the free attractions on offer at the events. READ MORE...

Spooky Events At Holmebrook Valley Park

Spooky Events At Holmebrook Valley ParkTuesday 16th October 2012 Some spooky events are taking place at Holmebrook Valley Park during the October half-term and children and adults are invited to come along and take part.

You can follow the clues in a ghoulish Halloween Treasure Hunt around the park on Tuesday 30th October from 1pm to 3pm or join in the Wild Art event on Thursday 1st November from 1pm to 3pm. Take inspiration from autumn and use natural materials from the park to create you very own work of art. All the events are FREE-of-charge - but booking is essential and children must be accompanied by an adult. To book or for more information call the Park Ranger on 01246 230731.

Inner Wheel Club Of Chesterfield's 'Christmas Extravaganza'

Inner Wheel Club Of Chesterfield's 'Christmas Extravaganza'Tuesday 16th October 2012 Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Chesterfield are planning a Christmas Extravaganza at St. Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road, Brampton on Thursday 15th November, 10.30am to 3pm.

Please go along and join in the Christmas Fun. Tea/Coffee and Cake available for a chill and chat together with the opportunity to purchase some wonderful and unusual Christmas items. Stalls include gifts, crochet, knitted items, jewellery, hand made Cards, jams and preserves all excellent quality. There will also be a Raffle and all proceeds will go to Ashgate Hospice. Everyone welcome so please pop in and support this wonderful cause.

Chesterfield Hosts Jazz Brunch At Chatsworth Road Festival

Chesterfield Hosts Jazz Brunch At Chatsworth Road FestivalWednesday 10th October 2012 Come and enjoy a mellow brunch with the soothing sounds of jazz. Brunch is included in the ticket price, as are Sunday papers!

The Brunch comprises: croissants and preserves, muffins, sausage and bacon cobs (vegetarian sausage available), tea, coffee, orange juice and the Music comprises: Steve Salfield Quartet featuring Steve on saxophone, Wendy Kirkland on piano, Pat Sprakes on double bass and Clive Loveday on drums.

Held at Club Chesterfield, Chester Street, S40 1D on Sunday 14th October 2012 from 11:30 - 2:30pm. Tickets £10 on the door or online from chesterfieldjazz.com, £5 on door for under 12s - under 5s free. There will be a raffle from which all proceeds will go to Ashgate Hospice.

Kids - Chesterfield Market Needs You!

Kids - Chesterfield Market Needs You!Tuesday 9th October 2012

Youngsters wanted as traders for a Chesterfield Children's Market being held on Friday 2nd November 2012, along with Toy Traders and Swap Stalls available.

Children are being given the chance to trade on Chesterfield Market and sell or swap their unwanted toys, clothes etc. The stall is free of charge and what ever money you make, you keep!

For more information, call Chesterfield Markets on 01246 345999

Welcome Reprint For Iconic Chesterfield FC Book

Welcome Reprint For Iconic Chesterfield FC BookMonday 8th October 2012
Saturday October 20th will see the publication of a classic reprint of Stuart Basson's book, "The Official History of Chesterfield FC."

First published in 2000, the book sold out within three weeks and has become something of a collector's item, but fans who missed out the first time, will now have the opportunity to own a copy of their own.

The well-illustrated book covers The Spireites' long history in great detail, finishing as Darren Brown took over the club... READ MORE...

Sporting Talent In Schools Recognised At DSSA Sports Awards

Sporting Talent In Schools Recognised At DSSA Sports AwardsMonday 8th October 2012 Teams from Glebe Junior School and Ashgate Croft School were among the winners at the 2012 Derbyshire Schools' Sports Association Sports Awards.

The event, organised by the Derbyshire Schools' Sports Association (DSSA), recognised pupils who have achieved county, regional, national or international success in school sport, with a number of individual and team awards presented in front of an audience of 200 guests.

The event, held at The Proact Stadium in Chesterfield ... READ MORE...

Going Underground! Chesterfield Pubs By Tube

Going Underground! Chesterfield Pubs By TubeThursday 4th October 2012 As part of what is an innovative and creative project Chesterfield now has its own 'tube style' map of its pubs and drinking holes.

Maths teacher John Coats and JJM Designs have recently published their 'Pub Stops of Chesterfield' design. The design displays the 100 plus pubs of the district set out in the distinctive style of the London Underground map, with each pub being marked on as a stop or interchange. The tube lines follow roads, so each 'line' really could be a night out. The poster has been produced in association with David McLaren of Chesterfield's Spire Brewery and their eight regular beers feature around the border of the design. READ MORE...

You're Never Too Old To Play Football!

You're Never Too Old To Play Football!Wednesday 3rd October 2012 You're never too old to play football - that's the message from a group of over-55s in Chesterfield who play in six-a-side matches every week!

Walking Football
was developed by the Chesterfield FC Community Trust last year as part of the Extra Time initiative aimed at people aged 55 and over.

The activity proved to be so popular that the players progressed to gentle running and formed their own 'ExSpires' team who play at Queen's Park Sports Centre every Tuesday morning. READ MORE...

Vintage Rock 'n' Roll From The Atlantics At Whitwell

Vintage Rock 'n' Roll From The Atlantics At WhitwellWednesday 3rd October 2012 Dust off those blue suede shoes because this 1950s rock 'n' roll band really knows how to party! They play chart hits alongside their own tracks to produce a big beat vibe brimming with retro glamour.

The
Atlantics are a Devonshire five-piece rock 'n' roll and rhythm 'n' blues band who write and play their own original tracks alongside classic hits. They formed in 2008 and over the past few years, they have played all over the UK and are beginning to play internationally. 'Rock Around The Clock', 'Great Balls of Fire', 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Be Bop a Lula'… the hits just keep on coming, and are mixed in with the band's own original tracks. READ MORE...

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Talk, British Amphibians And Ponds

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Talk, British Amphibians And PondsWednesday 3rd October 2012
The next Local Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Group event of 2012 is a talk entitled 'British Amphibians And Ponds'. This will take place on Tuesday 9th October at 7.30 pm.

County Amphibian Recorder and DWT Trustee, Chris Monk will give us the low down on these often neglected but really interesting creatures. Held at The Parish Centre, Annunciation Church, Spencer St, Chesterfield S40 4SD, entrance is £2.50 including refreshments. All are welcome.

For more information contact Irene Wilkinson on 01246 234924 or Angela Goodwin on 01246 236930.

Chesterfield Is Blooming!

Chesterfield Is Blooming!Tuesday 2nd October 2012 We all want to make Chesterfield a better and more vibrant place and various schools, organisations and keen gardeners have done the town proud by scooping awards in a prestigious nationwide competition.

Chesterfield in Bloom is an annual event and sees allotments, gardens, school plots and even markets stalls assessed by eagle eyed judges for quality, colour and impact.

The winners were duly presented with their awards at a ceremony at the Ringwood Hall yesterday by The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Cllr Donald and Mrs Diane Parsons. READ MORE...

Fund Raisers Hit The High Notes For Charity

Fund Raisers Hit The High Notes For CharityTuesday 2nd October 2012 Talented musicians took centre stage recently for the council's 54th annual Brass Band Festival, which raised over £1,000 for charity.

Dronfield Band were crowned as winners of the event at Dronfield Sports Centre.  Runners-up were Matlock Band and Shirland Welfare Band were in third place, with Chris Garfitt of Matlock Band winning this year's 'Best Soloist' title.

Over 200 people attended the event to help raise a total of £1,033 towards this year's Chair's Appeal for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA). READ MORE...

Help For Heroes As Chesterfields Laura Launches Single Today

Help For Heroes As Chesterfields Laura Launches Single TodayMonday 1st October 2012 One Chesterfield singer is about to help mark the fifth anniversary of the military charity, Help for Heroes on 1st October 2012 by releasing an exciting new CD single, titled "Soldier's Wife", with ALL the profits from the CD going to Help For Heroes.

Laura Ashby says the track, written by rock legend John Parr (St Elmo's Fire) and arranged and produced by Ian Lynn (Sheena Easton, Barbara Dickson, Gerry Rafferty) is a fitting tribute to our military heroes. The poignant song takes you on the journey of a wife left behind as  her soulmate goes  to war, and who later copes with the tragic consequences. READ MORE...

'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 21

Chesterfield FC's 'Blues on the move' resultsMonday 1st October 2012
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!

Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...

New Inn Looking For New Tenant In New Tupton

New Inn Looking For New Tenant In New TuptonFriday 28th September 2012 The New Inn pub, in New Tupton, is looking for a new tenant!

Situated in a densely populated residential area with only 1 other local competitor, the pub is a traditional suburban community 'wet led' pub which will benefit from a substantial redevelopment scheme to refurbish all internal trading areas, including fitting a fully fitted commercial kitchen, all new fixtures and fittings and refurbishment of the external elevations including new signage and lighting.

The New Inn will become the best local community pub... READ MORE...

Neurythmics & Vagina Monologues Ticket Competiton Winners

Neurythmics & Vagina Monologues Ticket Competiton WinnersWednesday 26th September 2012 After tons of entries, from all over the place - a VERY popular ticket obviously, the winner of two tickets for the Vagina Monologues at the Pomegranate this Friday is Kirsty Norton!

And the winner for the equally popular 'Neurythmics' and 80's night at the PROACT - also this Friday - was Tracy Boam!

Congratulations to you both and we hope you have a fantastic time! If you didn't win this time, bad luck - but do try and get yourself tickets, they both sound like a great night out
!

"No-One Fell Short That Day" Spireites Legend Steve Norris

No-One Fell Short That Day - Spireites Legend Steve NorrisTuesday 25th September 2012
It's a day that is seared in the memory of those who took part, or the 5,000 supporters who travelled to Liverpool 20 years ago.

The second round League Cup tie at Anfield ended in a 4-4 draw, with strike-duo Steve Norris and Dave Lancaster getting two goals apiece for Chesterfield FC. Chesterfield, in the old 4th division, were up against the giants of the 1st and the quote that best sums up what seemed to be the task ahead came from goalscorer Dave, "We thought there'd be eight goals in it, but we didn't think we'd get four of them!" READ MORE...

Pints Mean Prizes And Derbyshire Brewers Forge A-Head!

Pints Mean Prizes And Derbyshire Brewers Forge A-Head!Monday 24th September 2012
Derbyshire has more breweries per head than any other County in the UK, and in the month that we celebrated Derbyshire Day (September 22nd) and Derbyshire CCC famously pipped Yorkshire to win the 2nd Division Championship, another great County success is preparing to show itself to a wider audience, and no other County can match it!

The Derbyshire Brewers' Collective (DBC), which represents almost two-thirds of the County's ever increasing number of local breweries, is hosting a Beer Festival showcasing the very best of the County's real ales. READ MORE...

'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 20

Chesterfield FC's 'Blues on the move' resultsMonday 24th September 2012
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!

Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...

Sweet Dreams... Ticket Competition For The 'Neurythmics'

Sweet Dreams... Ticket Competition For The 'Neurythmics'Friday 21st September 2012 We have two tickets to see Eurythmics tribute act - The Neurythmics - at the PROACT stadium on Friday 28th September. The tickets include a two course dinner, show and after event 80's disco.

To win this pair of tickets please answer the following question:
What year did the Eurythmics reunite to release the single 'I've got a life?'

Please send your answers and telephone contact details to info@chesterfieldpost.co.uk by midnight, Tuesday 25th September. Winners will be notified by telephone on Wednesday 26th. Good Luck!

Girls' Night Out... Ticket Competition For Vagina Monologues

Girls' Night Out... Ticket Competition For Vagina Monologues at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, Friday 28th September 2012Friday 21st September 2012 We have two tickets to see the world famous show 'The Vagina Monologues', by Eve Ensler - at the Pomegranate Theatre on Friday 28th September, 7:30pm.

This is the ultimate girls' night out which will have you laughing one moment and crying the next. The brand new UK tour will star three great TV actresses - Chelsee Healey (Strictly Come Dancing and Waterloo Road), Vicky Entwistle (Coronation Street) and Clare Buckfield (Dancing on Ice and 2.4 Children).

The women's charity V-day receives a portion of the ticket sales... READ MORE...

Film Review: 'Keith Lemon: The Film' by Leah Stafford

Film Review: 'Keith Lemon: The Film' by Leah StaffordWednesday 19th September 2012 Should have realised really! Leigh Francis as Keith Lemon has gone a little (when I say a little, I mean drastically) wayward: Celebrity Juice gets naughtier by the week, Lemon Aid was a flop and well, Lemon La Vida Loca is like marmite, you love it or hate it.

However, you can't deny the fact that the character is still hilarious and his comedy is very infectious with his catchy phrases, such as 'bang tidy' and 'potato'.

Then came the news that he had written his own film, and the excitement struck. The opportunity to see him on the big-screen felt like a joke... READ MORE...

New TV Show Cooks Up A Storm In Chesterfield

TV Show Cooks Up A Storm In ChesterfieldTuesday 18th September 2012 TV crews were in Chesterfield town centre yesterday, filming for a new ITV cooking show, due to air on our screens in the New Year.

Shoppers and residents, including the Mayor of Chesterfield Cllr Donald Parsons, were asked to sample food cooked by three teams from around the country, with the winner taking the day's takings. The teams were 'Hot 'n' Hearty', 'Texas Falafels' and 'Bekbee and Jam's High Tea'.

Adam Shaw, better known as BBC News' Business Expert... READ MORE...

ITV's 'Cook Me The Money' Heats Up Chesterfield Today

ITV's 'Cook Me The Money' Heats Up Chesterfield TodayMonday 17th September 2012 ITV's "Cook me the Money" show is coming to Chesterfield this afternoon.

In this new cookery game show, three teams from around the country compete to cook and sell as much grub as possible to a hungry hoard of townsfolk!

The winner scoops the day's takings - but what lengths will they go to pull in a crowd? How competitive are they?

The film crew will be in Chesterfield Market place from 1.30pm... READ MORE...

Taste The World At The Chatsworth Road Festival

Taste The World At The Chatsworth Road FestivalMonday 17th September 2012 Food lovers will experience a mouth-watering selection of food and drink events at this year's Chatsworth Road Festival.

On Saturday 6th October, Brampton Food Market (launched at the first festival), is 1 year old, and they are making the most of the Festival theme 'The World on our Doorstep', by inviting an eclectic mix of stall holders with foods from all over the world.

Tea lovers will be able to enjoy a tasting session with James Pogson (pictured) from Northern Tea Merchants in his Tasting Room... READ MORE...

What Are Your Memories Of Eastwood Park?

What Are Your Memories Of Eastwood Park?Monday 17th September 2012 Chesterfield residents are being invited to share their special memories of Eastwood Park in Hasland, as part of a project to create a magnificent feature archway.

Chesterfield Borough Council is currently overseeing a complete restoration of the Park after it secured a grant of £1.07m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

David Mayne, the artist of the special metal archway, is holding a 'Memory Day' so people can come and share their special memories... READ MORE...

Let It Bean!

Let It Bean!Thursday 13th September 2012 The Highwayman Beefeater Grill In Chesterfield has recreated the iconic image of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road - using items from the great British breakfast!

It is one of the most recognised album covers in history and now local visitors to the Highwayman in Chesterfield have chosen the iconic shot of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road as their favourite British image of all time. To celebrate their breakfast menu, food sculptor Paul Baker was commissioned to design and create a mosaic of the famous Beatles album cover 'Abbey Road', made entirely from classic ingredients found in a full English breakfast. READ MORE... 

Darmstadt Visitors Enjoy All Chesterfield Has To Offer

Darmstadt Visitors Enjoy All Chesterfield Has To OfferThursday 13th September 2012 Chesterfield U3A recently played host to their counterparts from Darmstadt, Chesterfield's German twin town.

A varied programme of activities was scheduled that ranged from visiting Arkwright's first mill at Cromford to the Barnett Observatory at Newbold and from Chesterfield FC's new stadium to the Barrow Hill Roundhouse.

The 6 night visit ended with a meal and music at CoCo Bistro on Corporation Street. READ MORE...

Stars Of Screen Come To Chesterfield With Renowned Show

Stars Of Screen Come To Chesterfield With Renowned ShowWednesday 12th September 2012 The Vagina Monologues - Britain's funniest and sexiest show - comes to The Pomegranate, Chesterfield on 28th September at 7.30pm for ONE night only!

Strictly Come Dancing and Waterloo Road's popular performer, Chelsee Healey makes her stage debut in the tour of The Vagina Monologues, co-starring with Coronation Street's feisty and much loved Vicky Entwistle who played Janice Battersby for 15 years and Clare Buckfield who thrilled and charmed the nation when she skated through to the Dancing on Ice finals. From Perthshire to Cornwall and counties between, Chelsee performs for the first five weeks... READ MORE...

Chesterfield's 'East Midlands In Bloom' Awards Success

Chesterfield's 'East Midlands In Bloom' Awards SuccessWednesday 12th September 2012 It's been announced today that Chesterfield has picked up various awards at the East Midlands In Bloom 2012 ceremony, taking place today at Springfields Festival Gardens, Spalding, with the support from Springfields Horticultural Society and South Holland District Council.

Organisers say that this year, they have an increased number of entrants with 55 community groups entering the 'Bloom' from across the East Midlands Region and they have had a difficult job to do.

Chesterfield saw awards won by the Infant classes at Walton and Holymoorside school, who picked up first prize in the Children's Digital Photography Competition. Chesterfield itself picked up a Silver Gilt Award in the 'small city' category - with the Britannia Inn picking up a 'judges award' in it's own right. READ MORE...

'Hot To Trot' In Chesterfield

'Hot To Trot' at Chesterfield's Day of DanceTuesday 11th September 2012 It is one of the most anticipated events in Chesterfield, and Saturday proved to be another successful day as Chesterfield held it's 12th annual 'Day of Dance'.

This year the event was held in Rykneld Square, rather than the more familiar setting of New Square, and a huge crowd gathered in front of the iconic Spire to watch 15 local dance troups and groups go through their paces in celebration of their creative styles.

Dancers, including cheerleaders, Morris, Flamenco and... READ MORE...

Pearce's Young Lions Roar At The Proact

Pearce's Young Lions Roar At The ProactTuesday 11th September 2012 It was virtually a full house at Chesterfield's PROACT stadium as England's U21s took on Norway's young stars in the 2013 UEFA Championship qualifier.

After the success of the U19 game at the ground, then the B2net, the club had declared themselves delighted to be asked to host this prestigious game by the FA and, as before, nearly 10,000 filled the stadium to give the distinguished guests a warm welcome (and a long running Mexican wave!)

It was the 'home' side that struck home first though... READ MORE...

The Delhi 41 Restaurant Celebrates Successful 1st Year

The Delhi 41 Restaurant Celebrates Successful 1st YearMonday 10th September 2012 DELHI 41 on Whittington Moor has now been open for 12 months and is fast gaining a reputation as one of the best Indian Restaurants in Chesterfield.

The restaurant - which also does takeaways - was opened by the Mayor of Chesterfield in 2011, Cllr Peter Barr, and is a blend of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine.

Behind the good food and welcoming surroundings though lies a family business and a story of triumph over illness. READ MORE...

And The Winner Is...

And The Winner Is...Saturday 8th September 2012

We have this morning, drawn the winner of the 2 tickets for the England U21's game at the PROACT stadium on Monday night.

We were inundated with entries but the name drawn out of the hat was... Mr Simon Wortley of Newbold. Simon correctly answered that at the U19's International, held at the b2net stadium, England took on Germany and the score was 1-0.

Congratulations to Simon and thank you to everyone who entered.

A Final, Rare Opportunity To Join Staveley MWFC U13s

A Final, Rare Opportunity To Join Staveley MWFC U13sFriday 7th September 2012 A rare and final opportunity is available for any U13 players looking to join a football club this season.

Staveley MWFC U13's have 2, possibly 3 slots available to complete their ideal squad lineup for this season, a rare opportunity for the right player to join a successful team run under the umbrella of one of the area's finest and most ambitious club setups.

Already starting the season with a bang after a 9-1 win, the U13 coaches are looking to add a little more depth before the season get's fully up to speed. If you're interested and think you can add something to the squad, please contact: Neil Wells, U13 Manager, on 07825 246353 or Steve Bates on 07986 215350.

The Bandstand Marathon Comes To Chesterfield

The Bandstand Marathon Come To Chesterfield this weekendThursday 6th September 2012 Come along, watch and listen to a jam-packed musical programme as part of the London 2012 Festival closing celebrations.

The Bandstand Marathon event at Queen's Park in Chesterfield will come alive with music on Sunday 9th September, marking the end of the London 2012 Festival and an amazing Summer of sport and culture on the final day of the Paralympic Games.

It will be a truly memorable day, showcasing the best local talent and an eclectic musical programme including bands, groups, choirs & individual musicians. This free event will entertain audiences from 1-5pm, offering everyone who comes along a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the nationwide finale celebrations for London 2012. READ MORE...

MP Votes For Chesterfield's West Bars Tandoori

MP Votes For Chesterfield's West Bars TandooriThursday 6th September 2012 West Bars Tandoori has won the regional runners up prize in the Tiffin Cup, following their nomination by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins.

The hotly-contested annual competition, backed by a cross-party group of Parliamentarians, sees MPs country-wide nominate a South Asian restaurant from their constituency.

Following Mr Perkins' nomination, a mystery diner ate at West Bars Tandoori to sample the curry house's signature dishes, atmosphere and service. READ MORE...

Last Chance To Apply For £1,000 Sports Action Grants

Last Chance To Apply For £1,000 Sports Action GrantsWednesday 5th September 2012
Sports clubs and groups are being reminded there's just one week left to apply for a cash boost in the last round of Derbyshire County Council's Sports Action Grant scheme.

The £180,000 fund was launched last October and so far £138,430 has been awarded to 176 local groups that made successful applications for grants of up to £1,000 to provide activities which: Encourage more people to take part in sport and physical activities; Promote healthy and active lifestyles; Encourage volunteering within sport and improve sporting performance. READ MORE...

'Come Dine With Me' Is In Town And Looking For Applicants

Channel 4's hugely successful 'Come Dine With Me' show Is In Town And Looking For ApplicantsTuesday 4th September 2012 The hugely successful Channel 4 show 'Come Dine With Me' is returning for a new, prime-time series and they are looking for people over 18 years of age in the Chesterfield area with a passion for cooking and who want to demonstrate their skills.

Over four days, four strangers, from all walks of life - the bigger the personality the better! - take turns hosting the perfect dinner party for each other. At the end of the week the most impressive host wins a £1,000 cash prize.

This is your chance to create the perfect dining experience... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Jazz Club - Dates For Your 2012 Diary

Chesterfield Jazz Club - Dates For Your 2012 DiaryTuesday 4th September 2012 Chesterfield Jazz Club meets on the third Thursday of every month at Club Chesterfield on Chester Street, S40 1DL and here are the remaining gigs for this year...

20th September
- Alex Garnett, saxophone. Ronnie Scott's All Stars saxophonist who has worked with many, including Sir John Dankworth, Jimmy Page, Wynton Marsalis, Pete King, Alan Barnes, Humphrey Lyttleton, Doris Troy, Don Weller, Jack Parnell.

18th October - Gary Grace performs the... READ MORE...

Ellie Koyander Backs Active Derbyshire Olympics Competition

Ellie Koyander Backs Active Derbyshire Olympics CompetitionMonday 3rd September 2012 Inspiring Derbyshire Olympian Elllie Koyander has thrown her support behind the Games-themed competition offering great sports prizes we reported on recently.

For Inspired by the Games, Active Derbyshire wants to hear great stories from people who, having been 'wowed by Wiggins' or 'energised by Ennis', have taken up or tried a new sport or physical activity and have made plans to keep it up in the future.

Chesterfield-born Olympic mogul skier Ellie... READ MORE...

'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 17

Chesterfield FC's 'Blues on the move' resultsMonday 3rd September 2012
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!

Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...

See The Stars Of Tomorrow At The Proact

See The England Stars Of Tomorrow At The ProactSaturday 1st September 2012 England Under-21s are just days away from playing their final European Championship qualifier at Chesterfield FC.

Ahead of the game, Manager Stuart Pearce paid tribute to all at Chesterfield saying, "Chesterfield have done a great job in hosting some of the development teams, so they've earned the opportunity to see the Under-21s in action.

"What we'd like to see is a full house at Chesterfield. If the people of Chesterfield come out and support us and give us a great atmosphere, then that's the best way of guaranteeing we'll come back again in the future." READ MORE...

Olympic Milestones To Be Unveiled To Mark Lasting Legacy

Olympic Milestones To Be Unveiled To Mark Lasting LegacyFriday 31st August 2012 The Olympics will leave a lasting, permanent legacy across Derbyshire with the unveiling of eleven milestone markers on September 9th.

The engraved milestones will mirror Derbyshire's Torch Relay Route and will be placed in each of the 9 towns and villages that the torch passed through.

These are: Glapwell, Bolsover, Calow, Chesterfield, Matlock, Darley Dale, Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne. There will also be 2 additional markers placed at Highfields School in Matlock and in Derby Market Place. READ MORE...

DaleDiva Set To Take Centre Stage At Charity Concert

DaleDiva Set To Take Centre Stage At Charity ConcertThursday 30th August 2012 People are being invited to enjoy an evening of entertainment when the stars of local chorus, DaleDiva, take to the stage for a charity concert in Ashover.

Members of the women's chorus - which shot to fame as winners of the Channel Five TV show, 'Don't Stop Believing' - will be performing at Ashover Village Hall on Saturday, September 8th.

The event is being organised in aid of North East Derbyshire District Council's Chair's Appeal, which is raising funds for... READ MORE...

Hasland's Eastwood Park Closed For Start Of Restoration Work

Hasland's Eastwood Park Closed For Start Of Restoration WorkThursday 30th August 2012 Eastwood Park in Hasland, Chesterfield is closing its gates for four weeks from Monday 3rd September as work begins on a major restoration project.

Chesterfield Borough Council is spending £1.28m to renovate, improve and modernise existing facilities as well as introducing a number of new features to the park. Funding was secured through a grant of £1.07m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG), with the Council contributing a further £201k. Local Councillors, the Friends of Eastwood Park, community and sports groups and other partners all worked together to put together the successful bid. READ MORE...

A Spireite Author's Story On Life On The Terraces 30 Years Ago

A Spireite Author's Story On Life On The Terraces 30 Years AgoFriday 24th August 2012 'Hiding With The Hooligans' - new book, published this week, aims to open up to outsiders the world of 'hooliganism', so much a part of football culture in the 1970's and 80's, transporting the reader back to a time in which pre-match entertainment was a "pint, a pie and always a punch up - and if you were lucky, perhaps a brass band."

Dave Radford
, who describes himself as, "an ordinary bloke and long suffering Chesterfield fan for the best part of 50 years" wrote 'Hiding With Hooligans' after contributing regularly to the former fanzine for many years. Craig Thomas, author and MA in sports history, says Radford's account "really was the 1970's." READ MORE...

Book Signing For New Release, 'Everest The Old Way'

Book Signing - Everest The Old WayFriday 24th August 2012 When five teachers from Sheffield trekked to Everest Base Camp in 1967, it was the result of a pact to save £10 a month for two years in order to fund the trip.

Their experience is recounted in the book 'Everest the Old Way', Written by three of them, John Driskell, David Peckett and Les Simms, the book recounts how they drove a Landrover from Barnsley through Europe, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India to Nepal and back to the UK, as well as a return journey to Kathmandu in 2010.

All the more inspiring is the fact that at the age of 11, David... READ MORE...

Walton And West Community Forum Hope You'll 'Stand In Line'

Walton And West Community Forum Hope You'll 'Stand In Line'Wednesday 22nd August 2012 One local Community Forum has decided to try and bring live, top class entertainment to the local area - at an affordable price.

A few months ago the first event sold out as The Old Dance School thrilled a capacity audience. They're now adopting a strap line of "bringing heart to the community" and hoping to prove of course, art comes in many forms.

The next show, titled 'Standing in Line', is appropriately scheduled for Saturday 3rd November at the St Thomas' Centre Brampton, Chesterfield - the weekend before Remembrance Sunday. It tells the story of the Great War using songs, readings, images, visual footage from the "In Flanders Fields" museum in Ypres and poems by Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling and Siegfried Sassoon. READ MORE...

Applications Open For £250,000 Youth Action Grant Scheme

Applications Open For £250,000 Youth Grant SchemeTuesday 21st August 2012 Cash is on offer to local groups to help support and create youth activities, thanks to a new £250,000 Derbyshire County Council fund.

The Youth Action Grant scheme offers grants of up to £1,000 to benefit projects for young people aged 13 to 19 years, or up to 24 years if they have disabilities.

Charities, community and voluntary groups, social enterprises and not-for-profit groups are eligible to bid for the money. READ MORE...

Get Your Dancing Shoes On In Chesterfield This September

Get Your Dancing Shoes On In Chesterfield This SeptemberMonday 20th August 2012 Chesterfield will once again host an amazing display of dance styles on Saturday 8th September when the 'Day of Dance' takes place at Rykneld Square (next to the Crooked Spire Church) in the town centre.

The event will kick off at 10.30am and there will be a continuous programme of dancing right through to 3.30pm. Why not come along and find out more about different types of dance styles and you never know, you may get a chance to take part as well.

Firm favourites Chesterfield Morris and Garland Teams... READ MORE...

Eileen's A Winner!

Eileen's A Winner!Monday 20th August 2012 Eileen Cann from Stonebroom, Derbyshire has won the Bon Marche Competition to help celebrate their 30th Birthday in business.

Eileen
, 66, who has been using the store in Chesterfield since it opened in Vicar Lane in 2000, won an outfit worth £30.00 from Bon Marche's autumn / winter collection.

She said: "I couldn't believe it - I've never won anything like this before. I visit the Chesterfield store every week as they cater for my age group and are reasonably priced." READ MORE...

Cheering For Chesterfield

Cheering For Chesterfield with Crystal Cheer and DanceThursday 16th August 2012 A new and exciting dance and cheerleading group, Crystal Cheer And Dance, has just been formed in Chesterfield and, as well as looking for new recruits to take part in what is not only a fitness regime but also a fun way to make friends, is also undertaking fundraising events to raise money for equipment and competition funds.

Stephanie Miles
runs the club and is passionate about cheerleading and, whilst at the Chesterfield Football Club Open Day, where the girls were performing, told us why, "I've been doing cheerleading for a few years, since I was at University. When I came back to Chesterfield, I realised there were no opportunities..." READ MORE...

And The Winner Is...

And The Winner for the Darts Legends night competition Is...Wednesday 15th August 2012 Thank You to everyone who entered our darts competition to win two tickets to spend an evening with John Lowe and Eric Bristow at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium on Friday 17th.

Out of a huge number of entries, Phil Shaw from Chesterfield was picked as the winner and he says he's "Delighted to have won!" after correctly telling us that John Lowe's nickname was 'Old Stoneface'.

Phil will now join other guests at the stadium for the event, which will see the two legends talk about their careers and enjoy a game or two.

Fancy A Trip To Manchester City?

Fancy A Trip To Manchester City?Wednesday 15th August 2012 The holidays may be more than half over - but to help get over the last bit of boredom the Chesterfield FC Community Trust has arranged a visit to the 2012 Community Shield holders, Manchester City, for an organised tour on Monday 20th August.

The price for the trip is £25 adults and £21 for children. These prices include both transport there and back and a tour around the Etihad Stadium.

The Community Trust say that, once the tour is over, there will be around thirty minutes allocated for a visit to the club superstore before returning to the coach for the journey home. READ MORE...

"An Amazing Experience" Olympic Volunteer Kay Adkins

An Amazing Experience! Chesterfield Olympic Volunteer Kay AdkinsMonday 13th August 2012 The Olympics has now drawn to a close and is being hailed a huge success for Team GB.

It's not just in the arenas though where the UK has proven itself, but also behind the scenes where thousands of officials and volunteers have made it all seem well, seamless!

One of those volunteers was Kay Adkins, who, during her day job, is a Community Trust Officer at Chesterfield Football Club. She's just arrived back in Chesterfield after being part of the excitement for the last 2 weeks... READ MORE...

Seasons Greetings! 2012/13 Campaign Kicks Off With Fun Day

Seasons Greetings! Chesterfield Fc's 2012/13 Campaign Kicks Off With Annual Open DayMonday 13th August 2012 It was yet another successful Open Day at the b2net yesterday, as thousands packed the car park and concourses of the stadium for the event - which thankfully was held in warm sunshine.

As ever there was a chance for supporters to meet players old and new with all available for autographs and photographs over the 4 hour period, along with management.

The man in most demand was Johnstone's Paint Trophy hero, scorer of the winning goal, Craig Westcarr, with fans keen to shake his hand... READ MORE...

Darts Legends 'Double Up' At Chesterfield FC. WIN 2 TICKETS!

Darts Legends 'Double Up' At Chesterfield FC. WIN 2 TICKETS!Friday 10th August 2012 If Darts was an Olympic Sport, two visitors to the Chesterfield Football Stadium next week would surely have been in medal contention more than a few times.

Local lad John Lowe, born and bred in Chesterfield, and his regular foe Eric Bristow will be hosting an evening of darts at the Whittington Moor Stadium on Friday 17th August and will be chatting about their careers, along with taking in the odd game of darts too.

John of course was known as the 'gentleman' of the game... READ MORE...

Gold Awards For Ashover Flower Arrangers

Gold Awards For Ashover Flower ArrangersFriday 10th August 2012
While many eyes were focussed on Wednesday's events at the London Olympics, flower arrangers in Ashover were busy collecting gold awards of a different kind at the well attended annual village show.

A Gold certificate was awarded to Ashover Flower Arrangers' Club for their eye-catching interpretation of "This green and pleasant land".

There was also a Gold for Ashover Church Flower Guild for their celebration of the life and works of Charles Dickens. READ MORE...

State-Of-The-Art Fitness Suite Opens In Clay Cross

State-Of-The-Art Fitness Suite Opens In Clay CrossWednesday 8th August 2012 A state-of-the-art fitness suite is now open at Sharley Park Leisure Centre in Clay Cross following the first phase of a £530,000 revamp.

The new 40-station gym has been created in the former bar area of the centre, the building has been made more energy efficient and disabled access has been improved - with a new wheelchair-accessible poolside viewing area as part of the upgrade.

Meanwhile work is ongoing to refurbish and modernise the reception area, with improvements set to be complete in September. READ MORE...

Clowne 'Village Fest' In Aid Of Kids'n'Cancer

Clowne 'Village Fest' In Aid Of Kids'n'CancerWednesday 8th August 2012 The Village Bar, Clowne (the old Girl's School on Mill Street) is hosting their next 'Village Fest' in aid of the Kids'n'Cancer charity, from 12 noon till 12 midnight on Saturday 18th August.

Entry is FREE and there is entertainment from EDUCATABLES, WAKING VEGAS, AFTER HOURS, I.O, SCOTT & THE MEGABLOCKS, HEARING COLOUR, JAY MYA, NATTERJACKS, GONE BY 7, plus much much more!!

For further information, contact Kids'n'Cancer's Events Manager, Andrea Hooley on 07507 236407 or email ahooley@kidsncancer.co.uk.

Beer2net2 - The Second Coming

Beer2net - The Second ComingTuesday 7th August 2012 Following the success of the inaugural Beer2Net Beer Festival in 2011, a second 'round' is being organised for October.

Football supporter and real ale fan, Phil Tooley, brought two of his passions together in March last year and nearly 2,000 people poured through the doors into the concourses of Chesterfield FC's B2net stadium to sample some stunning Derbyshire brewed beers.

Organised in conjunction with the Derbyshire Brewers' Collective (DBC) and with invaluable help from the Chesterfield branch of CAMRA... READ MORE...

An Evening Of Entertainment For Ashgate At The Olde House

An Evening Of Entertainment For Ashgate At The Olde HouseMonday 6th August 2012 There is to be a great evening of entertainment for everybody in aid of Ashgate Hospice at The Olde House at Loundsley Green, Chesterfield on Friday 26th October 2012.

It promises to be a great night out with a comedy hypnotist, live music, photographer, sweet stall, raffle and much more.

Tickets are £10 per person and are available by either emailing Angie Lane at lane.a3@sky.com or call 07411 006 098 or call Emily at Ashgate Hospice on (01246) 568801.

Local Musicians Take To The Bandstand

Local Musicians Take To The BandstandThursday 2nd August 2012 Local musicians will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the largest closing cultural event of London 2012 on 9th September, thanks to Chesterfield Borough Council.

Musical performances held in Queen's Park will be one of hundreds of outdoor, community concerts taking place simultaneously across the country, making up the Bandstand Marathon.

Music of all types is welcomed. Bands, groups, choirs and individual musicians are being sought to perform, helping to make the Bandstand Marathon truly memorable and create a cultural legacy. READ MORE...

Local Company Hope Top Class Fireworks Prompt Celebrations

Chesterfield Company Hope their Top Class Fireworks Prompt CelebrationsWednesday 1st August 2012 A Chesterfield based firework company will be going for glory when they take on two other companies in the British Firework Series Challenge in Leicestershire next month.

Spyrotechnics will be putting on a firework spectacular at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire on Saturday, August 18th in the hope of winning the votes of the audience, and returning home with the title.

The event is the 1st leg of the annual GB Firework Championship Series, organised by the renowned Daventry based, MLE Pyrotechnics. READ MORE...

Get Active Earlier At Queen's Park Leisure Centre

Get Active Earlier At Queen's Park Leisure CentreTuesday 31st July 2012 Chesterfield Borough Council has announced a change to the opening hours at Queen's Park Sports Centre (QPSC).

The earlier opening hours will now see the gym opening at 6.30am (Monday - Friday) giving people more time to use the facility before their normal working day and the swimming pool also opening, Monday to Friday, at 7.30am.

Councillor Nick Stringer, Executive Member for Leisure at the Council said: "We've carried out research with our customers, looking at when they use the Centre and these new times provide much greater flexibility..." READ MORE...

Chesterfield Awarded Two Green Flag Awards

Chesterfield Awarded Two Green Flag AwardsMonday 23rd July 2012 Two of Chesterfield's outstanding parks have once again joined the prestigious ranks of best parks in the UK after they received a Green Flag Award - the national award for public and community parks and green spaces.

Holmebrook Valley Park has been awarded the Green Flag for the second year running, whilst Queen's Park is now celebrating its eighth year in a row.

A record number of sites (1,424) received the Green Flag award this year and Chesterfield Borough Council... READ MORE...

Get Ready For The Summer Reading Challenge

Get Ready For The Summer Reading ChallengeThursday 12th July 2012
Sign your children or grandchildren up for this year's Summer Reading Challenge and they could soon be enjoying some exciting free storytelling workshops and top trumps games.

Mungler's Trumps
swap shops, workshops with children's book illustrator Lynne Chapman and storytelling with Helen Appleton are among more than 100 events taking place in Derbyshire County Council libraries this Summer - and as they are free, they offer families and carers with children a cheap fun way to keep the kids busy during the long summer break. READ MORE...

Peppa Pig And Quad Bikes - A Fun Day At Shirebrook Academy

Peppa Pig And Quad Bikes - Fun At Shirebrook AcademyThursday 12th July 2012 Quad bike rides and children's TV star Peppa Pig's attempts at Zumba were just two of the highlights as more than 1,000 people attended a Shirebrook community fun day last Saturday, July 7th.

The event, which was staged at Shirebrook Academy in Common Lane, also saw visitors enjoy craft stalls, a bouncy castle and music and sports demonstrations, as well as visits from charities and community groups.

The fun day was originally intended to take place outside on the school field, but all but a few attractions were brought in because of the threat of rain. READ MORE...

Get Ready To Ramble At Poolsbrook Country Park

Get Ready To Ramble At Poolsbrook Country ParkThursday 12th July 2012 Local residents are being encouraged to pull on their wellies or walking boots and to take a healthy stroll around Poolsbrook Country Park this Summer.

The Park Rangers will be leading two gentle walks during which anyone can learn about the history and nature hidden within the beautiful Poolsbrook Country Park.

The one and half hour walks will take place on Wednesday 25th July and 29th August, and begin at 10.30am at the Pavilion. To find out more and to book a space call 01246 474967.

Chesterfield - "A Friendly Town With A Lot To Offer"

Chesterfield - A Friendly Town With A Lot To Offer - Head of Tourism, Bernadette WainwrightTuesday 10th July 2012 by Charlie Hawkins
Chesterfield is known for being a tourist town - it has great attractions like the Market that offers a variety of over 200 stalls, along with the Crooked Spire which interests everyone who visits.

New investment like the B2net stadium and the Casa Hotel mean more people are visiting every day.

Chesterfield values its tourist community, which brings a new vibe and economy to the town, and figures show that we welcome over 3m visitors a year. READ MORE...

Refurbishment Works Start For Chesterfield's Theatres

Refurbishment Works Start For Chesterfield's TheatresMonday 9th July 2012 The stage is set for Chesterfield's Winding Wheel and Pomegranate Theatre to undergo some building improvements this summer.

Chesterfield Borough Council has told us today that the majority of the work at the Winding Wheel is to the building's facade which will have repairs to the mock tudor exterior, windows, roof, canopy, ballroom dome and doorways.

Work on the Winding Wheel begins on 15th July and will last until 1st September. The venue will be closed throughout this period, but will re-open at the beginning of September for the Autumn season. READ MORE...

Canal Cruises From Chesterfield To Staveley

Canal Cruises From Chesterfield To Staveley on the John Varley

Thursday 5th July 2012
Due to popular demand, the Chesterfield Canal Trust's tripboat, the John Varley, will do full day return cruises on Saturday 14th July, Wednesday 18th July, Saturday 11th August and Saturday 8th September as the first such trip was hugely over-subscribed.

Each cruise will depart at 10am and get back at about 4pm, starting at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, the boat will go right up through the floodgate and into the River Rother. It will turn in the river and go the full distance down the canal to the new Staveley Town Basin where it will do a couple of laps before returning. Altogether, it will go through ten locks and cover ten miles. There will be stops for refreshments at Nona's Coffee Shop. Tickets cost £20 or £15 for under 16s or over 60s. For bookings, ring 01246 551035.

Hasland's Eastwood Park Secures £1m In Funding

Hasland's Eastwood Park Secures £1m In FundingWednesday 4th July 2012 Chesterfield Borough Council has announced that it has secured a grant of £1.07m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) for the restoration of Eastwood Park in Hasland, Chesterfield.

The project will renovate, improve and modernise existing facilities as well as introducing a number of new features to the park.

The Council has worked closely with local Councillors, the Friends of Eastwood Park, community and sports groups along with other partners to put together the successful bid. READ MORE...

Chesterfield - Your Views

Chesterfield - Your ViewsWednesday 4th July 2012 - by Charlie Hawkins Chesterfield is constantly evolving - the historical features of the town are complemented by the new developments aiming to bring the town into the 21st Century.

Out in the town centre yesterday Charlie, a pupil at St Mary's High School who is working with us this week, interviewed members of the public to get their view on what's happening and how they feel towards the town itself.

Mr and Mrs Mc Laughlin from Bolsover were out shopping and they were positive about all the new investment coming in to town. READ MORE...

GroundForce Fairy To Tackle Fleshcreep!

GroundForce Fairy To Tackle Fleshcreep!Tuesday 3rd July 2012 It's nearly Christmas - Oh no it isn't!!

There’ll be a 'ground force' to be reckoned with on the Festive stage this Christmas when the nation's favourite gardener swaps her spade for a magical wand and sprinkles fairy dust over this year's action-packed pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at the Pomegranate.


Charlie Dimmock became the nation's favourite gardener along side Alan Titchmarsh and builder Tommy Walsh in the BBC flagship make-over programme Groundforce, which attracted over 12m viewers at its peak. READ MORE...

Old Whittington Summer Gala 2012 - This Saturday, 30th June

Old Whittington Summer Gala 2012Thursday 28th June 2012

Old Whittington Summer Gala takes place this weekend, with a bumper-load of entertainment to keep the whole family amused all afternoon long.

This year's Jubilee-themed event takes place on Saturday 30th June, from 12noon-4pm, on the Village Green, High Street, Old Whittington (opposite the Revolution House). As always, the gala will be raising funds for local good causes, which this year, are: Chesterfield Sands - a charity supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and Nenna Kind - Chesterfield Cancer Drop-in Centre. READ MORE...

Derwent Brass & Denise Leigh, Live In Aid Of The RNIB

Derwent Brass & Denise Leigh Live In Aid Of RNIBThursday 28th June 2012
Derwent Brass, Derby's Premier Brass Band, are hosting - and performing in - a concert with vocalist Denise Leigh (winner of Channel 4's Operatunity), in support of the Royal National Institute for the Blind, in Derby Cathedral on July 28th, from 7:30pm.

The concert will feature Karl Jenkin's 'The Armed Man' plus a new work by the 2012 European Composers Champion, Paul Mcghee, celebrating 20 years of Derwent Brass, supported with funds from the PRS for Music Foundation, music by Rossini, Paul Lovatt-Cooper and much, much more. READ MORE...

Going For Gold In Chesterfield

Going For Gold In Chesterfield Museum exhibitionWednesday 27th June 2012 To mark the London 2012 games and the visit of the Olympic Torch Relay, Chesterfield Museum is celebrating the town's international sporting success stories and heroes, past and present.

Fourteen local sports men and women feature in the presentation now on show, all of whom have competed at an international level. 

Chesterfield people have represented their country in a wide range of sports from billiards to free style skiing, speedway to darts. The earliest sportsman featured is Whittington born Jeb Gascoyne, who held a cycling world record... READ MORE...

Casa Hotel Wins Best Employer In Hospitality Award

Chesterfield's Casa Hotel Wins Best Employer In Hospitality AwardFriday 22nd June 2012 Casa Hotel in Chesterfield is officially the Best Employer in the Medium Independent Hotels category for England and Wales after scooping the accolade at Caterer.com's Hospitality Awards 2012.

After beating off hundreds of applicants, Casa was named number one at the annual awards, which encourage employees to vote for their employer using the learnpurple employee engagement survey.

Ian Burke, Director of Caterer.com said; "The bar was set high this year and we had a record number of companies enter the awards. It is fantastic to see employees engage and feedback to the business what they like about working with them. These are the only awards that focus on what the people at the core of the business really think." READ MORE...

Father's Win Gold At Ashover

Father's Win Gold At AshoverFriday 22nd June 2012 The starting gun may not yet have been fired in the first event of the 2012 Olympics, but several men in Ashover have already been awarded medals they will treasure far more than any they might have won during the world games.

On Fathers' Day last weekend, they received red-ribboned medals from their children engraved with the words "The world's best daddy".

The presentations were made during a special 'Daddies Breakfast' in the village's Bassett Rooms arranged by some of the youngest members... READ MORE...

Sweets Get The 'Hest' Factor In Chesterfield

Sweets Get The 'Hest' Factor in ChesterfieldThursday 21st June 2012 If you’re like me and have an extra tooth just for sweets, then please read on.

Award Winning Chef and TV personality Heston Blumenthal is coming to Chesterfield on Monday (25th June) and needs your help, and your creative ideas.

He is currently filming for a Channel 4 series and is searching for any members of the Chesterfield community who have a secret yearning, or simply fancy having a go, at inventing a brand new sweet! Heston is keen to get the members of the community to have a go at designing and making a weird and wacky sweet... READ MORE...

Ice Cream Vans, Owls And Families - Life In The Away End

Ice Cream Vans, Owls And Families - Life In The Away EndThursday 21st June 2012 We have all experienced situations in life and thought, 'gosh, I could write a book about that', and now one Chesterfield fan has done just that.

Dean Mansell's
book, 'The Away End', is out today in print (though it has been available on Kindle for two weeks) and features a collection of humorous and humbling stories from fans about their 'away day' experiences. Renowned local journalist Alan Biggs has written the foreword.

Born and brought up in Chesterfield, and a life long Spireite... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Canal Festival Ready To Go

Chesterfield Canal Festival Ready To GoWednesday 20th June 2012
The new Staveley Canal Basin will be on show when The Chesterfield Canal Festival takes place on 30th June and 1st July.

The Festival will be open from 10am to 5pm each day. It will be formally opened by His Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Admission will be £3, free for under 12s.

Amongst a host of attractions, the Chesterfield Canal Trust will be running all three of its tripboats. Hollingwood trips can be booked in advance by ringing 01246 477569. Fares are £5, or £3 for concessions. READ MORE...

Running For Lives In Chesterfield

Running For Lives In ChesterfieldSunday 17th June 2012 It felt like all of Chesterfield had its running shoes on today as thousands took part in charity races, both in the town centre and at the B2net stadium.

Thankfully, after days of grim weather competitors woke to blue sky and little wind, which would no doubt have helped calm nerves. The b2net hosted its annual 5k run - organised by Chesterfield FC's Community Trust and North Derbyshire Running Club.

Once again hundreds turned up... READ MORE...

Local Beauty Has A National Purpose

Local Beauty Has A National PurposeFriday 15th June 2012 A dream is about to come true for one local girl, as she prepares to take her place in the final of Miss England next weekend in London.

Rachael Foster
is 22, and a supply teacher at Tapton Secondary School. A personable, bright and articulate girl, at the end of the month she will compete against 49 other girls for the coveted crown and the chance to represent her country on the world stage.

Having beaten off nearly 20,000 other girls for the opportunity, and the only girl to get through from the area, Rachael told The Chesterfield Post ... READ MORE...

Charities Benefit From Renishaw Hall Classic Car & Bike Show

Local Charities To Benefit From Renishaw Hall Classic Car & Bike ShowWednesday 13th June 2012 Hundreds of classic cars and bikes are expected at Renishaw Hall, Eckington, later today (Wednesday June 13th) for the annual rally, which raises thousands of pounds for local charities.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield the three local charities to benefit will once again be Weston Park Hospital Cancer Appeal, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, and Chesterfield's very own Ashgate Hospice.

The event, which runs from 3.00pm until 8.00pm TODAY - Wednesday 13th June 2012 - is attended by enthusiasts from all over the region... READ MORE...

Take The Seven Play The Wellington, New Whittington

Take The Seven Play The Wellington, New WhittingtonWednesday 13th June 2012 Take The Seven play at the Wellington, High Street, New Whittington on Saturday 16th from9pm - a 5-piece rock/alternative band with a distinctive style, sound and show, it promises to be a fantastic night.

Based around Chesterfield and Sheffield, the band have now been together for just under a year, working hard to write and record original material.

The band play as many live shows as possible throughout the country and have been fortunate enough to share the stage with acts such as Senses Fail, Glamour Of The Kill, Failsafe and My Passion. READ MORE...

24 Hour Wildlife Extravaganza At The Avenue Washlands

24 Hour Wildlife Extravaganza At The Avenue Washlands celebrating Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's 50th AnniversaryTuesday 12th June 2012 Around 18 months ago, a group of volunteers from The Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Wildlife Trust had an idea. What would it be like to spend 24 hours on their local nature reserve in celebration of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's 50th Anniversary?

This idea quickly grew into an event not only for the volunteers but for all the local community and, any one from the Derbyshire area interested in natural history.

After contacting some of Derbyshire's wildlife groups and local experts, it was clear that everyone thought it would make a great event... READ MORE...

Ashgate Hospice - It's A Knockout Is Back!

Ashgate Hospice - It's A Knockout Is Back!Tuesday 12th June 2012 It's a Knockout is based on the popular TV programme, where teams compete against each other in a number of fun and wacky games (including HUGE inflatables!) - and it's back for Ashgate Hospice.

Teams will be competing to win the title of 'Ashgate Hospice's It's a Knockout Champions 2012!' The event will be taking place at Holmebrook Valley Park in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and promises to be a fantastic day out, not only for all competitors but spectators too - who will be able to watch teams scale inflatable obstacles, conquer water pools, as well as browse stalls and take part... READ MORE...

A Sweet Surprise In Honour Of Sir Elton

A Sweet Surprise In Honour Of Sir EltonTuesday 12th June 2012 In honour of the visit by Sir Elton John to Chesterfield, two local retailers showcased home grown talent by providing edible Elton John pianos for the VIP guests at the event.

Jacksons award winning bakery of Chesterfield, supplier of the Spireites famous match day pies, produced a monster sponge cake in the shape of a giant grand piano, which was then cut up and devoured by revellers at the after-show party in the hospitality areas of the B2net Stadium.

Chocolate by Design of Packers Row, Chesterfield, also... READ MORE...

I'm Still Standing After Sir Elton Rocks Chesterfield

I'm Still Standing After Sir Elton Rocks ChesterfieldSunday 10th June 2012 It was THE event of the year in Chesterfield, over twelve months in the making and the result of much planning, preparation and purpose.

No one we spoke to in the run up to it could quite believe it was happening and, most walking into the stadium on Saturday night, expressed a sense of shocked delight to see the change in the venue in 5 short days.

However, anyone planning to venture to the b2net last night would have been forgiven for thinking that 'Wet Wet Wet' may have been a more appropriate... READ MORE...

The 'Rocket Man' Is About To Land...

The 'Rocket Man' Is About To Land...Friday 8th June 2012 The stage is set and, in less than 48 hours, Chesterfield will witness the biggest show to come to the town in years.

The b2net will, on Saturday evening, play host to International star Sir Elton John who will be making his first trip to the town. It's a huge coup for the stadium, and, with 15,000 people expected to pack the pitch and seating areas, a huge operation to get it here.

Anyone who has driven past the venue in the last couple of days will doubtless have seen the crane and the marquees - the 'advance party' for the star... READ MORE...

Staveley Is 'Taking The Lead' In Pride Campaign

Staveley Is 'Taking The Lead' In Pride CampaignWednesday 6th June 2012
Chesterfield Borough Council held its first dog roadshow of the summer at Staveley Market on Friday, 25th May.

Council officers were on hand to give advice about barking dogs, hand out free pooper-scoopers and carry out discount micro-chipping as well as talking to residents about local environmental issues.

The 'Taking the Lead' roadshow, now in it's 4th year, won a national campaign award in 2010 from the RSPCA for the way it engages with dog owners. READ MORE...

Senior Spireites Invited To Special Jubilee Celebration Event

Senior Spireites Jubilee Celebration EventWednesday 30th May 2012
For just one day next week the 'Blues' are encouraging people to don Red and White too, as they prepare to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a special event.

They would like to invite Senior Spireites to join them for a Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration on Wednesday 6th June 2012, 10am to 1pm at the Parish Centre Stonegravels.

Anyone over 55 is welcome to join the party... READ MORE...

Half Term Spireite Soccer Camps

Half Term Spireite Soccer CampsWednesday 30th May 2012

The Spireites are holding half-term football days next week at Brookfield School with medals and prizes to be won.

The Football Sessions are for 5 - 13 year olds and take place next Weds - Fri, 6th - 8th June (10am to 3pm). There is also a Goalkeeping Course for 7 - 15 year olds on Thursday 7th June (10.30am to 2.30pm).  Cost is £11.50 for each session.

For more details contact the CFC Community Trust on 01246 209765.

Stage Set For Chesterfield Pantomime (Oh Yes It Is!)

Stage Set For Chesterfield Pantomime (Oh Yes It Is!)Tuesday 29th May 2012 We are told that production company, Paul Holman Associates, has been appointed to present this year's spectacular pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre.

The move comes after the existing production company, Bruce James Productions, ceased trading on 30th April 2012.

Chesterfield Borough Council secured the nationally acclaimed 'Producer of the Year' company to take over from Bruce James Productions within days of hearing that they would no longer be producing this year's show. READ MORE...

Full Day Chesterfield Canal Cruise This Saturday

Full Day Chesterfield Canal CruiseThursday 24th May 2012 The Chesterfield Canal Trust's tripboat, the John Varley, will do a full day cruise this Saturday, 26th May, including the first ever public trip into the new Staveley Town Basin.

Starting at the Mill pub on Station Road at Brimington, it will go right up through the floodgate and into the River Rother.

It will turn in the river and go the full distance down the canal to the new Staveley Town Basin where it will do a couple of laps before returning. The whole trip will cover ten miles and go through ten locks. READ MORE...

Get Out And About Over The Jubilee Weekend

Get Out And About Over The Jubilee WeekendWednesday 23rd May 2012 We've been talking about it all year and, with just over a week to go, residents and visitors to Derbyshire are being encouraged by Derbyshire County Council to get out and about to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The celebrations will take place between Saturday 2nd June and Tuesday 5th June. and The County Council has created a database of jubilee-themed events which can be found at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/jubilee.

There are all kind of events to suit everyone. From exhibitions in Chesterfield, Derby and Buxton and a film festival at Renishaw Hall, to Jubilee picnics, street parties and concerts... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Bank Holiday Fun

Chesterfield Bank Holiday FunWednesday 23rd May 2012 Chesterfield residents are being encouraged to visit Chesterfield Town Centre this coming Spring Bank Holiday Monday and experience music, comedy and a whole host of fun.

Officials say that there will be plenty of entertainment on offer for the children with a Punch and Judy show and an outdoor games area featuring large classic board games such as snakes and ladders in New Square Arena and balloon modeller Billy Bubbles and children's entertainer Professor Shell will be in the main market area.

For the adults, why not experience life as a market trader... READ MORE...

Final Tickets Released For Elton John At The B2net

Final Tickets Released For Elton John At The B2netTuesday 22nd May 2012 With just over two weeks until the first ever show at the B2net Stadium, the final few tickets for Elton John have been released for sale to the general public.

Since going on sale in late September last year, demand for tickets to see the Rocket Man's first ever concert in Chesterfield have been high. Over 14,000 tickets have already sold for the show on Saturday 9th June with promoters expecting the show to be a complete sell out.

The B2net Stadium, which will host its first ever concert... READ MORE....

CASA's Housekeeping Manager Scoops Prestigious Award

CASA's Housekeeping Manager Scoops Prestigious AwardTuesday 22nd May 2012 After just one year as Housekeeping Manager, Sandra Dean has scooped a prestigious award for her work at Casa Hotel, Chesterfield.

Sandra
, from Chesterfield, has been awarded runner up for the AA Housekeeper of the Year 2012, an amazing accolade as she has only been working in hotels for 3 years. Sandra became part of the Casa opening team in 2010 and was promoted the Housekeeping Manager after just one year of service.

Mrs Dean commented: "I wouldn't have been able to achieve this accolade without the help of my team. We're all extremely proud to work at Casa..." READ MORE...

'The Old Dance School' At St Thomas' Church Is Sold Out

'The Old Dance School' At St Thomas' Church Is Sold OutTuesday 22nd May 2012 We have been informed that a concert by an exciting folk band, The Old Dance School, at St Thomas' Church Centre on Saturday evening (26th May) has sold out.

No tickets will be available on the door.

The show is organised by Walton and West Community Forum through Live and Local, the local authority and Arts Council supported scheme to bring a range of high quality entertainment to communities.
(picture courtesy of www.theolddanceschool.com)

Chesterfield Town Centre Choir Festival Is On Song

Chesterfield Town Centre Choir Festival Is On SongMonday 21st May 2012 "Anyone and everyone can sing!" - that was the message being relayed through song in various parts of the town centre on Saturday during the Chesterfield Town Centre Choir Festival.

Despite the dismal weather, shoppers were treated to classics and songs from the shows by local choirs and also singers who had travelled from around the region to take part in the day, organised by Andrew Booth, Musical Director of one of the choirs, Carolare.

Crowds gathered to watch 22 choirs in all perform... READ MORE...

Five Pits Trail Amongst Britain's Best

Five Pits Trail Amongst Britain's BestFriday 18th May 2012 A greenway trail maintained by Derbyshire County Council has been praised for its pleasant wildlife and woodland setting after being voted one of Britain's best bike rides.

The Five Pits Trail, which runs from Grassmoor Country Park to Tibshelf Ponds, has been voted one of the top trails in Britain by The Guardian and The Observer newspapers and Sustrans charity.

Mainly following the route of the old Great Central Railway, the five and a half mile greenway has plenty of information boards along the way... READ MORE...

Local Poet To Compose Poem For Jubilee

Local Poet To Compose Poem For JubileeWednesday 16th May 2012 Ashover is to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by commissioning a special poem from talented local wordsmith Marion Bingham.

Details are being kept under wraps until the village stages its anniversary celebration programme in June, but it is confirmed that the poem has five verses and will be called 'This Time of Jubilee'. Those who have heard it describe it as 'beautiful verse'.

Marion, who lives in Kelstedge, admits to being "a great admirer of the Queen" and says: "I don't write much poetry, but I do think the Jubilee will be a really wonderful occasion and I'm delighted to have been asked to take part." READ MORE...

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's 50th Anniversary - 24 Hour Event

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 50th Anniversary - 24 Hour EventTuesday 15th May 2012 To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, they're holding a 24 hour event at The Avenue Washlands between Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.

It's an informative 24 hour schedule of walks and talks from groups such as Sorby Breck Bird Ringers, Chesterfield Bee Keepers Association, Chesterfield Astronomical Society, Derbyshire Mammal Group, Derbyshire Bat Group and of course DWT - and a 'bioblitz' where anything and everything on site will be recorded.

They are also looking for volunteers to help carry out a number of tasks throughout the 24 hours and would be very grateful of any offers of help. Feel free to do as much or as little as you like. READ MORE...

American Pie: The Reunion. Film Review By Leah Stafford

American Pie: The Reunion. Film Review By Leah StaffordMonday 14th May 2012 Nothing could seem to appear more old and desperate than a turn-of-the-millennium teen sex comedy franchise comeback, but thankfully the American Pie series is far from old and desperate.

Over a decade has passed and we finally get a sequel with the entire original cast returning to East Great Falls, for their 13-year high school reunion.

You'd imagine the cast to have grown up, be successful and knowledgeable; in fact you could say they're a lot worse than in the first film. They return older, world wearier and not at all wiser... READ MORE...

New Whittington Pub Dedicates Award To Staff And Customers

New Whittington Pub, The Wellington Hotel, Dedicates Award To Staff And CustomersMonday 7th May 2012 A New Whittington pub that has just been named as a runner up in the regional Community Pub of the Year awards, has dedicated the honour to its customers.

Michael Storey
, who runs The Wellington Hotel with his mother Barbara Yorke, learned of the pub's success at the Marston's Pub of the Year ceremony held in Doncaster.

"It's absolutely fantastic to win an award, and I was really proud to accept it at the event," said Michael. "But without hesitation, I dedicate it ..." READ MORE...

Spireites To Start New Midnight League

Spireites To Start New Midnight LeagueThursday 3rd May 2012 Coaches from Chesterfield FC Community Trust are delivering free football sessions in Bolsover two nights a week as part of a new Midnight League programme and local youngsters are invited to come along.

Funded by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and supported by the Football League Trust, the Midnight League scheme will see the Spireites and Bolsover District Council coaches work with youngsters aged 12 - 19 years on a Friday and Saturday evening for next 12 months. READ MORE...

Take Part In National Three Peaks Challenge For The NSPCC

Take Part In National Three Peaks Challenge For The NSPCCWednesday 2nd May 2012

The NSPCC is calling on all challenge walkers in Derbyshire to grab their walking boots and kit bag and take part in a fantastic challenge to climb the National Three Peaks from Friday 13th July to Sunday 15th July.

This fully guided walk will be completed in one weekend and takes in the three highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis 1,344m), England (Scarfell Pike 978m) and Wales (Snowdon 1085m). All money raised will go towards ChildLine, a service provided by the NSPCC. READ MORE...

Chesterfield Students To Perform Live Poetry

Chesterfield Students To Perform Live PoetryTuesday 1st May 2012 Students from Staveley Community College are to take centre stage on Saturday 12th May to recite their own poetry at Lyric Lounge Chesterfield, which is part of 'Igniting Ambition', the East Midlands' contribution to the Cultural Olympiad.

The Year 8 students wrote the poems after taking part in a joint Chesterfield Borough Council and Writing East Midlands project that aimed to engage young people in creative writing. The students will be joined by professional poets, Mark Gwynne Jones and John Agard, who will perform their own poems. READ MORE...

Could Elton John Be A Secret Spireite?

Could Elton John Be A Spireite?Monday 30th April 2012
Well-known football fan Sir Elton John will be taking two pieces of Chesterfield back with him when he performs at the b2net shortly.

It's been announced today that he is to take ownership of a couple of Spireites replica shirts ahead of his big concert at the B2net Stadium, which takes place on Saturday 9th June 2012.

The World's biggest rock star has requested a replica Chesterfield shirt for himself, with No 9 on the back, and a replica shirt for 'No1 son' Zachary. READ MORE...

In The Footsteps Of Frith

In The Footsteps Of FrithMonday 30th April 2012 The deadline to vote for your favourite photograph in the 'Footsteps of Frith' competition is only days away.

Over 60 entries have been received in the competition to find the photograph that best captures Chesterfield today and voting ends on Bank Holiday Monday (7th May). The competition, run by Chesterfield Museum, the Derbyshire Times and Destination Chesterfield, was inspired by the recent BBC programme 'Britain's First Photo Album'. The programme, presented by John Sergeant, was based on the photographs taken by Victorian photographer, Francis Frith, who was born in Chesterfield. READ MORE...

Joseph Dreams In Chesterfield

Joseph Dreams In ChesterfieldWednesday 25th April 2012 Five years ago Keith Jack was working in a supermarket, but dreaming of a life on the stage. Along came a certain reality show, masterminded by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the 24 year old from Edinburgh has never looked back.

Keith was runner up in the show 'Any dream Will Do', which at its peak, drew in 15 million viewers, eventually losing in the final to Lee Mead who went on to play Joseph in the West End.

Keith has also made his mark on the stage too... READ MORE...

Art Goes An Extra Mile At The Yards

Art Goes An Extra Mile At The YardsTuesday 24th April 2012 The Yards shopping area in Chesterfield's town centre will see some new arty additions from this week as part of the Chesterfield Cultural Renaissance project.

The project, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Chesterfield Borough Council, was set up to improve The Yards area to promote local businesses and attract more shoppers.

The artworks have been designed and managed by Working pArts and include a living green wall at the side of McDonald's, a puppy sculpture... READ MORE...

Still Time To Get Tickets For Derbyshire Literature Fest

Still Time To Get Tickets For Derbyshire Literature FestivalTuesday 24th April 2012 Tickets are selling fast for this year's Derbyshire Literature Festival with some of the big names in attendance already seeing their events selling out.

But there are still lots of hot tickets available, so Derbyshire County Council is advising that people get in fast before they go.

BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera lifts the lid on the secret world of MI6 and British intelligence at Chesterfield Library on Thursday, May 17th, drawing on first-hand accounts from former members of the secret service. READ MORE...

The 'Fab Four' Visit Barrow Hill

The 'Fab Four' Visit Barrow HillMonday 23rd April 2012

No, The Beatles weren't in town - but the historic Barrow Hill Roundhouse museum, the only surviving operational Roundhouse in the UK, hosted a highly successful Steam Loco event over the weekend of the 13th - 15th April 2012.

Over 6,000 people attended and were able to enjoy the sights and sounds of over 10 Steam Locomotives in action. The undoubted highlight of the gala was a line up of the 'Fab four' - four famous LNER Steam Engines which included resident A2 'Blue Peter' and first time visitor, class A4 no.4464 'Bittern'. READ MORE...

Final Release Of Executive Packages For Elton John Concert

Final Release Of Executive Packages For Elton John ConcertWednesday 18th April 2012 Chesterfield Football Club is delighted to announce that the last few executive packages for the Elton John concert have now gone on sale on a first come first served basis.

These prestigious packages include top priced reserved seats directly in front of the stage, plus bucks fizz reception, 4 course meal, post-concert finger buffet, and licensed bar, all in the giant marquee for £225 (incl VAT). It's a unique opportunity to see the World's biggest rock star in the magnificent setting of our own B2net Stadium in Chesterfield, but hurry, because once they have gone, they've gone! Call 01246 209765 ext 4153 or email janicekew@chesterfield-fc.co.uk

Music Festival Celebrates Local Derbyshire Hero

Music Festival Celebrates Local Derbyshire HeroWednesday 18th April 2012 Love, Life and Liberty: A celebration of Chesterfield's unique role in inspiring better places for people, plays Monday 7th May 2012 at 7.30pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield.

A little over a hundred years ago a meeting took place in the Derbyshire coalfield which was to change the face of Britain.

A young mining engineer working for the Staveley Iron and Coal company, called Raymond Unwin, walked from Chesterfield to the small village of Millthorpe to meet a libertarian socialist called Edward Carpenter. READ MORE...

'Hunger Games' and 'HeadHunters' Movie Reviews

Hunger Games and HeadHunters Movie ReviewsThursday 12th April 2012 Two movies are creating waves in different ways while leaving people thinking about their present and their future - Hunger Games and HeadHunters.

Hunger Games
has already proven a box office smash, but it displays under-currents of discontent in our western society. The idea that children need to be curbed and controlled has come to the fore after the London summer riots - and with more and more young people threatening society's upper tier through hacking and the power and force of social media and internet, a day may come when the young can rattle the pillars of society further. READ MORE...

Chesterfield's Rising Sports Stars Share £1900 Podium Bursary

Chesterfield's Rising Sports Stars Share £1900 Podium BursaryThursday 29th March 2012 Eight rising sports stars from Chesterfield have shared a £1,900 bursary pot from Podium - a scheme to help local athletes in their bid to reach the top.

The selected athletes all compete for England or Great Britain in their chosen sport, or are part of a recognised national development squad or a development squad aligned to a professional sports club. They have each received a bursary of between £150 and £400 to help them meet training-related costs.

The eight athletes are... READ MORE...

Choir Warms Up For Chesterfield's Big Production

Choir Warms Up For Chesterfield's Big ProductionFriday 23rd March 2012 The final choir has now been selected for the hit show Joseph, which comes to the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield in a couple of months.

The 56 students, aged between 7 and 14 years old, are all from the Stagecoach Theatre of Arts in Sheffield and Chesterfield.  Rehearsals are being held once a week and will continue until the final rehearsal on Sunday 29th April.

Shelia Chapman who runs the Stagecoach Theatre of Arts said: "We have some very talented young people in the choir..." READ MORE...

2CELLOS To Support Elton John At The B2net

2CELLOS To Support Elton John At The B2netWednesday 14th March 2012 Sir Elton John, undoubtedly one of the biggest artists in the world, has announced that very special guests 2CELLOS will join him for his forthcoming live show this summer.

2CELLOS are set to open the show at the B2net on Saturday 9th June, as well as in Elton John's other summer shows at Taunton, Harrogate, Falkirk, Newcastle, Birmingham and Blackpool.

Classically trained musicians 2CELLOS have performed together since January 2011 and in that time have become internet sensations... READ MORE...

Tribute To Pomegranate Theatre Director, Colin McIntyre

Tribute To Pomegranate Theatre Director, Colin McIntyreTuesday 13th March 2012 A tribute to one of Chesterfield's most well known and loved artistic producers and directors, Colin McIntyre, took place on Friday 9th March at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield.

Actor-producers from theatre production companies and Friends of the Theatre gathered with councillors and staff from Chesterfield Borough Council, which owns and runs the theatre, to celebrate the contribution made by Colin, who died last year. A photograph with tribute was presented to the theatre by Karen Henson, a Director of Tabs Productions, and a cheque given to the Friends of the Theatre to continue their work in support of the Pomegranate. READ MORE...

Taking A Step To A Healthier Lifestyle

Taking A Step To A Healthier LifestyleTuesday 6th March 2012 A healthy walking campaign in Chesterfield is adding a new aspect to its programme from the 23rd of March.

Special buggy walks for parents and their children will be introduced to give people the opportunity to meet, socialise and get active at the same time. All the walks on the Healthy Walking programme are free and last between 30 and 90 minutes on flat, easy routes and are led by trained walk leaders.

The initiative is run by Chesterfield Borough Council, with funding from NHS Derbyshire County and support from Active DerbyshireREAD MORE...

Steve Steinhaus Returns To Whitwell

Steve Steinhaus Returns To WhitwellMonday 5th March 2012 Steve Steinhaus, the charismatic singer with the big personality, who fronts both his Swing Band and the Dr Teeth Big Band, returns to Whitwell with his brand new show, courtesy of Whitwell Forward Community Group and Live and Local.

Supported by talented jazz musicians on drums, keys and sax, the show is bursting with energy as Steve, from Chicago, takes you on a fascinating musical journey through his life.

With infectious enthusiasm he weaves amongst the songs... READ MORE...

Football Is A Walk In The Park!

Football Is A Walk In The Park!Wednesday 29th February 2012 Chesterfield Football Club's Community Trust is encouraging the over 60's to keep fit by offering new sessions of Walking Football - held indoors at the Queens Park Sports Centre, and ideal for beginners and intermediates.

These are in addition to what is now the advanced session, which started last year and continues every Tuesday morning on the all-weather surface outside in Queen's Park.

The walking football sessions are gentle, relaxed sessions specifically aimed at people aged 60 and over and the club says that all are welcome to just turn up. READ MORE...

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Talk, Brown Hares In Derbyshire Dales

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Talk, Brown Hares In Derbyshire DalesTuesday 28th February 2012 The next Local Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Group event of 2012 is a talk entitled 'Brown Hares In The Derbyshire Dales'. This will take place on Tuesday 13th March at 7.30 pm.

Christine Gregory spent 3 years studying brown hares and produced a magnificent book as a record, with profits donated to the DWT. She will provide us with an enchanting account of these charismatic creatures and the stories behind her photographs. Held at The Parish Centre, Annunciation Church, Spencer St, Chesterfield S40 4SD, entrance is £2.50 including refreshments. All are welcome.

Please also note the following dates: 10th April, 'Life in the Darkness'; 19th May, Guided Walk, Hopton Quarry; 16th June, Guided Walk, Kath Birkinshaw's Hill Farm

Famous Quaker Tapestry Display At Textile Celebration Day

Famous Quaker Tapestry Tops The Bill At Textile CelebrationMonday 27th February 2012
Chesterfield Residents are being invited to learn about the famous Quaker Tapestry at a celebration of lace-making and textiles being held at a Derbyshire County Council Adult Community Education Centre.

The Lace and Textile Celebration Day will see visitors able to take part in workshops and see the Quaker Tapestry travelling photographic display.

It is the 29th time the event has been held and is taking place at Clay Cross Adult Community Education Centre on Saturday 10th March, 10am-4pm. READ MORE...

Talent On Tour In Chesterfield

Talent On Tour In ChesterfieldMonday 27th February 2012 The Mayor's Charity held another successful evening with the Talent on Tour night at the Phoenix Suite, Chester Street, Chesterfield on Friday 10th February.

The Acts that appeared were all from the 'Chesterfield's Got Talent' final night held last October at the Winding Wheel. The top three acts were Conner Fletcher, Elizabeth Unwin, and Edward and Lucy, the winners and stars of the show. Also on stage was Alan Stapleton the Singing Bus Driver and, appearing by popular demand, the country and western singer Dalton Stone who had flown in from Norway where he was working to appear at the charity event. READ MORE...

Marvellous Hands At Hollingwood Hub!

Marvellous Hands At Hollingwood Hub!Thursday 23rd February 2012

There are many people who like crafts and they do it for a hobby - but why not show the public what you are able to do and, maybe sell your products?

Eva Thompson, a member of the Chesterfield Canal Trust, enjoys making cards, knitting, stitching, making preserves etc. After the opening of the Trust's Hub in Hollingwood where there is a meeting room for hire, she started to think about organising a craft event where people have the opportunity to show their products, not only to their families and friends, but also to the general public. READ MORE...

Big Names Mark Re-Opening Of Chesterfield Library

Big Names Mark Re-Opening Of Chesterfield Library including Poet Roger McGoughWednesday 22nd February 2012 Poet Roger McGough and Derbyshire writer Berlie Doherty are just two of the big names who will be helping to celebrate the re-opening of Chesterfield Library.

A number of events - kicking off on Wednesday 29th February and running until the end of March - have been arranged to mark the occasion promising something for everyone.

Major work to the Derbyshire County Council library has created a more welcoming and spacious entrance area complete with new... READ MORE...

Chesterfield Vehicle Firm Gives Lyceum A Theatre On The Move

Vehicle Firm Gives Lyceum A Theatre On The MoveTuesday 21st February 2012 A mini mobile theatre project may soon be a star turn in Sheffield thanks to a local firm.

In a show of support for the city's Lyceum Theatre, Chesterfield-based B&B Vehicle Contracts, which operates across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, has given the theatre one of it's new vans for a year.

And, as well as transporting props around, the vehicle, which carries the Lyceum logo, will also be used for school visits and, with its back doors open, as a miniature performance area. READ MORE...

Ticket Sales Boost For West End Musical Joseph

Ticket Sales Boost For West End Musical JosephThursday 16th February 2012 It's been announced that The West End production of Joseph, due to come to Chesterfield in May, is already proving popular - and that there is now local interest in the production too.

Tickets are selling fast, with over 30% of the tickets already sold. The show will be the first large scale musical production to come to the town and will be staged at the Winding Wheel.

Councillor Nick Stringer, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "We've been delighted with the response to tickets sales..." READ MORE...

Olympic Coach Appointed To Help Derbyshire Athletes

Olympic Coach Appointed To Help Derbyshire AthletesFriday 10th February 2012 A performance coach who led athletes to medal success at two Olympic Games has been appointed to work with some of Derbyshire's most talented emerging sports stars, in a bid to see more County Athletes compete at future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.

Andy Wood
, who has worked with top badminton players such as Gail Emms, Nathan Robertson, Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg, has been appointed as Performance Manager of the Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) - a new support network which aims to help athletes in a number of sports to achieve greater success on the national and international stage. READ MORE...

Council Agrees To Invest In Leisure Centres

Chesterfield Borough Council Agrees To Invest In Leisure CentresMonday 6th February 2012 Chesterfield Borough Council announced last week that it has agreed to continue to keep the running of its two leisure centres, Queen's Park Sports Centre (QPSC) and the Staveley Healthy Living Centre, under Council control.

The Council plans to invest a minimum of £2.5 million in a refurbishment and modernisation programme for Queen's Park Sports Centre and is presently in discussion with other potential funding partners that could bring further investment.  There are also plans for an investment of £50k in the community sports outreach programme, with a particular emphasis on involving residents... READ MORE...

First Narrowboat On New Staveley Canal Basin

First Narrowboat On New Staveley Canal BasinMonday 23rd January 2012 Dozens of delighted spectators welcomed the John Varley onto Staveley Town Basin on Friday. It was the first canal boat onto the new basin. In fact it was the first canal boat on this stretch for over fifty years.

The canal had been derelict for years and then open cast mining had taken place on the site. It was partly recovered when the new Staveley Relief Road was completed two years ago. Over the last eleven months, contractors have been building the basin itself.

For years, the Chesterfield Canal Trust's volunteer Work Party... READ MORE...

First £67k Funding Round Gives 83 Groups A Sporting Chance

First £67k Funding Round Gives 83 Groups A Sporting ChanceWednesday 18th January 2012 More than 80 sports clubs and community groups will receive funding to help them promote healthy and active lifestyles in the first round of Derbyshire County Council's new £180,000 Sports Action Grant scheme.

The scheme was launched in October and 83 applications totalling £67,530 have now been approved in the first round.

Under the scheme bids are invited for grants of up to £1,000 for groups to provide activities that encourage more people to take part in sport... READ MORE...

A Different View For Tourism Centre

A Different View For Tourism CentreWednesday 18th January 2012 Chesterfield Borough Council has now given approval for a revamp of its award-winning Tourist Information Centre (TIC), it's been announced today.

The refurbishment, which will begin in February, is one of a number of projects by Destination Chesterfield to update key gateways into the town. The revamp will give the Centre a more vibrant, modern and customer-friendly location that will showcase Chesterfield at its very best.

Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield said... READ MORE...

'Fishing Under The Ice' Sensation Hooks The World

Fishing Under The Ice' Sensation Hooks The WorldTuesday 10th January 2012 James Mahon reviews the YouTube Hit that has garnered over 2 million hits in 6 days. He has also spoken exclusively with the makers of the film.

Many YouTube videos in the past few years have been popular, but none have captured the world's imagination quite like a Finnish video, uploaded on Jan 4th.

The clip (below), shot at Lake Saarijärvi in Vaala, shows exactly what the name suggests - three men, Fishing Under Ice. The sub-aqua shoot is just under four minutes long and has been viewed by over half a million people... READ MORE...

Brass Band At The Hub

Brass Band At Hollingwood HubFriday 23rd December 2011
Woodhouse Prize Band gave a concert at Hollingwood Hub on Saturday morning. Lots of people came to enjoy a mixture of rousing carols and more modern tunes, along with a raffle and tombola.

The Band was formed in 1853 and was originally called Handsworth Woodhouse, but soon became Woodhouse Band when the two parishes split. The 'Prize' was added after winning many contests. They even beat Black Dyke Mills, albeit in the late 1800's! They are very proud of being a village Band and are totally self supporting, receiving no sponsorship of any kind. READ MORE...

The Mayor 'Cheers' On Local Business

The Mayor 'Cheers' On Local Business when he opened the new Garderners Arms on Glumangate this weekendMonday 19th December 2011 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield have officially opened the refurbished Gardeners Arms pub on Glumangate.

As reported earlier in the Chesterfield Post, the once popular drinking destination is hoping to recapture some lost trade and is now open for both nights out and also lunches and morning coffees.

Cllr Peter Barr is committed to supporting businesses in the town during his official year and was optimistic about the future for new licensees Tiffany Bumford and Aaron Smith as they embark on their new business venture. READ MORE...

Access Road To Linacre Reservoirs Closed From Today

Monday 19th December 2011 Derbyshire County Council have let us know that the access road to the Linacre Reservoir car parks will be closed for resurfacing work to take place between 8am and 5pm today, Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd December.

They do say however that visitors will still able to walk or ride to the reservoirs and woodlands on the public footpaths and bridleways but there will be no vehicle access or public parking.

Calling Time On A Retail Career

Calling Time On A Retail CareerMonday 19th December 2011 A Chesterfield couple is to star in a recruitment campaign by Punch Taverns, aimed at stressing the benefits of a career in the pub trade.

Helen and Andrew Mason
both left careers with supermarket giant Asda to run the Telmere Lodge in Hasland after wanting to spend more time with their children.

Now Punch has chosen them to front an advert aimed at those currently working in the supermarket sector, but wanting to be their own boss. The feature will appear in the grocery industry bible, The Grocer. READ MORE...

Ashover Panto To Hit The Stage (Oh Yes It Is!)

Friday 16th December 2011 Fairies will rub shoulders with a group of ghouls and a beautiful princess will face up to wicked Queen Lucricia Vicious at Ashover's Parish Hall early in January.

At the same time, seven unusually tall dwarfs will be competing in their own version of the Olympics and Dame Gertie Gigglebag will be working hard to win the affections of a mystery VIP judge from the world of The Apprentice.

Ashover's pantomime this year will be a lively version of Snow White and it promises to be just as successful as the many previous pantos written and directed by Rosemary Early. READ MORE...

Joseph Travels To The Winding Wheel

Joseph Travels To The Winding WheelThursday 15th December 2011 The West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is coming to Chesterfield in May 2012

The news was hailed as 'a springboard for the future success' of the Winding Wheel by Councillor Nick Stringer, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, in what will be the first large scale musical production from the West End to visit the town.

Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright's 'AMAZING', 'SUPERB', 'WONDERFUL' and 'BRILLIANT' production... READ MORE...

Let Your Fitness Reward You In 2012

Let Your Fitness Reward You In 2012Thursday 15th December 2011 People are being invited to join in the spirit of the Olympic Games - and kick-start their New Year fitness drive - with a new reward scheme being launched in North East Derbyshire.

Free swimming, badminton, squash, gym and fitness sessions are up for grabs at North East Derbyshire District Council's leisure centres throughout 2012.

People can pick up their Olympic Medal Reward Card from Dronfield Sports Centre, Eckington Swimming Pool and Sharley Park Leisure Centre from 3rd January. READ MORE...

A Warm Welcome This Christmas At Revolution House

A Warm Welcome This Christmas At Revolution HouseWednesday 14th December 2011 The Revolution House in Old Whittington is Chesterfield's best-known historic house and will be decorated in traditional style with real holly, ivy and evergreens as well as a flower festival for two weeks from Saturday 17th December.

The special exhibition concentrates on Christmas Customs. Find out about when Christmas trees, cards and crackers were first introduced.

Revolution House provides a particularly warm welcome to visitors on Monday 19th December with a special evening opening ... READ MORE...

A New Lease Of Life For An Old Favourite

A New Lease Of Life For An Old FavouriteTuesday 13th December 2011 We have long been told that Chesterfield's economy continues to thrive despite the recession. And one young couple have taken a chance on that - and are set to re open a favourite drinking haunt in the town.

The Gardener's Arms
on Glumangate has just undergone a huge refurbishment and upgrade and will open on Friday 16th December at 11am.

It's new licensees, Tiffany Bumford and Aaron Smith say they believe that "It is exactly the right time to begin trading in the town and look forward to beginning." READ MORE...

Family Festive Fun In Hasland

Tuesday 6th December 2011 Christmas is coming early in Hasland with a free family fun day to be held in Eastwood Park on Saturday, December 10th.

Hasland and St Leonard's Safer Neighbourhood Team
has joined forces with the Friends of Eastwood Park to arrange the afternoon of festivities in the village hall from 1pm to 3.30pm.

Visitors will get to meet Father Christmas as well as try out craft and cake stalls, a rodeo reindeer and refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies. READ MORE...

Get Festive In The Park

Get Fetsive in Queen's ParkMonday 5th December 2011 Queen's Park in Chesterfield will be getting festive this Saturday 10th December, with the return of the annual "Winter Festivities in the Park" event.

The event takes place from 10am - 3pm next to Frederick's cafe. If the weather is inclement this will be held inside the cafe.

Members of the public are invited to come along, get creative and make their own Christmas wreath to take home or a festive Yuletide log for the table. There'll also be a hunt for Santa's reindeer and more... READ MORE...

Inbetweeners Movie Review By Leah Stafford

Monday 5th December 2011 Usually when a big television programme gets the film treatment it flops, however this film certainly does not, with charm, wit and plenty of crude gags.

Like the television series, the four lads are still the same unlucky in love dorks, with Jay helping them along the way, chasing girls, getting drunk and trying to get laid. The film see's four best friends finally leaving 'Rudge Park Comprehensive', after many years of torment and embarrassing memories, and like most teenagers these days, going on a holiday, before committing to real life. READ MORE...

Tea For Two...

Tea for two... with Rachel Heath, lucky winner of the Bennets Biker Dream SchemeFriday 25th November 2011 One lucky local rider has fulfilled her dream, after entering a national competition aimed at fulfilling the ultimate dreams of bikers throughout the UK.

23-year-old Rachel Heath from Chesterfield joined renowned rider and tea drinker, Guy Martin at the Yorkshire Tea factory to chat all things biking over a good old 'cuppa', courtesy of Bennetts Biker Dream scheme.

Although relatively new to riding on two wheels, Rachel is a long-standing fan of all things biking having been an avid viewer of the Isle of Man TT ... READ MORE...

Underage Sales Close Clubs

Thursday 24th November 2011 Three Chesterfield nightclubs have vowed to work with police to clampdown on underage sales after they were caught selling alcohol to under 18s twice in two weeks.

Staff at Inspirations, Isis and the Late Lounge all sold alcohol to teenage volunteers who were working with police and Trading Standards.

The checks were carried out in pubs and clubs around the town centre on Saturday, October 29th and Thursday, November 10th. Young volunteers were served alcohol in the 3 bars on both occasions. READ MORE...

Chesterfield's Stand Rd Hosts Free Fireworks Extravaganza

Chesterfield's Stand Road to host FREE firework extravaganzaThursday 3rd November 2011 Chesterfield will be staging its annual Firework Display at Stand Road Recreation Ground, Whittington Moor on Saturday 5th November.

The event, hosted by Chesterfield Borough Council, starts from 6.30pm with entertainment from Peak FM's breakfast show presenters Sean and Becky.

The fireworks will be lit at around 8.15pm. Thousands of people are expected to attend so people are encouraged to arrive as early as possible.  There will also be fairground rides for younger children to enjoy, refreshment stalls... READ MORE...

Dinner At Matlock Town FC Raises £5,000

Dinner at Matlock Town FC raises £5000Friday 4th November 2011 Matlock Town FC has raised over £5,000 from the first sportsman's dinner held at their new sports and social club.

BBC Radio's Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew
delivered the after-dinner speech and comedy was provided by Dave Wolfe.

Items auctioned on the night included the chance to play snooker with green baize legend Jimmy White.

Home and away shirts signed by 52 goal ex-player Ross Hannah... READ MORE...

Talent On Show Is A Credit To Chesterfield

The Talent on show is a credit to Chesterfield - Mayor Peter Barr at 'Chesterfield's Got Talent 2011' show.Tuesday 11th October 2011 It's become one of the highlights of the Mayoral calendar since it began 3 years ago, and, on Saturday evening hundreds of people packed out Chesterfield's Winding Wheel in order to watch 14 acts compete to become the winner of 'Chesterfield's Got Talent 2011'.

The evening was held to raise money for the Mayoral Appeal, which this year will see Ashgate Hospice and The Chesterfield Cancer Drop In Centre (Nenna Kind) benefit from funds raised from various events.

The acts were varied, and included drummers, singers, dancers... READ MORE...

And The Winner Is...

Andy Morris draws the England Mascot winner from the League 2 championship trophyThursday 6th October 2011 This morning the winner of our 'England Mascot' competition was drawn from the Npower League 2 Trophy by Andy Morris (left - with some help from Matt Chatsfield).

We had a bumper number of entries - far more than we expected - and everyone gave the right answer which was, of course, B) Fabio Capello. We can now announce that the young lad chosen to be Mascot for the U16 game next Wednesday is 8-year-old Josh Stevenson. Congratulations Josh!

Thank you to all of you who entered.

The Magnets Attract A Date In Chesterfield

The Magnets attract a date in ChesterfieldWednesday 5th October 2011 They've performed with Blondie and at private parties for the likes of Hugh Grant and Elle McPherson - and now The Magnets are coming to Chesterfield.

The 6 part a cappella group will be appearing at The Winding Wheel at the end of this month, as part of a long tour that has taken them around the UK and beyond.

When the press releases landed in our inbox last week, asking if we'd like an interview, we must admit, we had no idea who, or what, they were - but, after taking a look at the website and videos, we were hooked. READ MORE...

Splash That Cash!

Tuesday 4th October 2011 Swimmers are being urged to make a splash and save some cash thanks to a new money-saving offer at North East Derbyshire's swimming pools.

People simply need to pick up a Big Splash Reward Card from Dronfield Sports Centre, Eckington Swimming Pool and Sharley Park Leisure Centre and, once they have notched up ten swims, they will get two swims for free.

The deal is the latest promotion being offered at the centres as part of the NE Derbyshire District Council's support for 'Big Splash' - a celebrity-backed campaign designed to get more people swimming. READ MORE...

The 'Welly's' Christmas Menu Is Available Now

The Wellington pib, New Whittington, has their Christmas Menu available now. Book early.Tuesday 4th October 2011 The 'Welly' is a traditional, family run pub in the village of New Whittington, Chesterfield.

You can be assured of the warmest of welcomes anytime, especially at Christmas, when our meals are available for 1 to a group of 40. The new Christmas menu has various options including vegetarian.

Good value, home cooked food, prepared every day of the year, served in the recently refurbished dining room - so why not try the food at the Wellington and enjoy a pint (or two) of the real ale on offer before booking your Christmas meal? READ MORE...

Chesterfield Is Blooming - Official

Chesterfield In Bloom 2011 winnersMonday 3rd October 2011 Entrants to the 2011 Chesterfield in Bloom awards gathered at the Ringwood Hall Hotel in Chesterfield tonight (Monday 3rd October) to hear if they had clinched one of the competition's highly regarded titles.

Young people from several schools across the borough attended the afternoon presentation and children and staff at St Mary's Infant school were thrilled with their first place win for Best School Garden. The school also picked up third place in Best Environmental Garden and Best School Hanging Basket. READ MORE...

It's Official! CASA Have The Comfiest Beds In The UK!

It's offical! CASA have the comfiest beds in the UK!Monday 3rd October 2011 If you've stayed at Chesterfield's Casa Hotel and not wanted to get up - then you have an excuse! The hotel is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the 'Comfiest Bed' accolade in the annual Best Kept Secret Awards by the discount hotels specialist, LateRooms.com.

The annual Best Kept Secret Awards search up and down the country for top notch facilities in the hospitality industry!

The LateRooms.com judge of the Comfiest Bed award said: "Casa hotel in Chesterfield is our winner for Comfiest Bed..." READ MORE...

Exclusive Elton John Ticket Line For Chesterfield Supporters

Exclusibe Elton John Ticket Line for Chesterfield SupportersThursday 29th September 2011 Due to demand, Chesterfield supporters now have an exclusive direct link to get Elton John tickets before they go on general sale.

Sir Elton John is to make a first ever visit to Chesterfield when his Summer 2012 Tour hits town next summer for one special unforgettable night at the B2net Stadium on Saturday 9th June 2012.
Tickets for this show will go on general sale this Friday 30th September at 9.00am but Chesterfield fans have a special 24 hour priority period to purchase tickets in advance from Ticketmaster from 9am today 29th September 2011 for what will undoubtedly be a sell-out show. EXCLUSIVE LINK AND READ MORE...

Superstar Elton John To Play At Chesterfield's B2net Stadium

Elton John to play Chesterfield's B2net stadium June 2012Wednesday 28th September 2011
It's one of the biggest things to hit Chesterfield and we can announce now that undoubtedly one of the biggest artists in the world, Elton John and his band will bring their unforgettable live show to Chesterfield for one VERY special night next summer.

We can now tell you that the concert will take place at the B2net Stadium, home of Chesterfield Football Club on Saturday 9 June 2012. The fully reserved seated concert will give thousands of fans the opportunity to dance and sing along to his much-loved songs. READ MORE...

600 Follow Ferocious Dog At Music Festival

600 follow Ferocious Dog at Whitwell Music FestivalFriday 2nd September 2011 Following the continued success of the Whitwell Festival of Music, Whitwell Forward Community Group and 4Ward Promotions have extended Whitwell FOM 2011 and attracted 23 top quality bands who are set to appear at Whitwell Centre on the 9th, 10th and 11th September.

Line up includes the return of top Celtic Rockers, Ferocious Dog who, following last years festival, supported both the Levellers and the Wonderstuff, enhancing an already excellent reputation, Mark Nichols fresh from starring at the Tramlines Festival, Miss 600 who have just signed a record deal and have been all over Radio 2 for the past month. The Sunday session has a special appearance by John Sanderson sax player with Bryan Ferry  who is guesting with the Jazznotes. READ MORE...

Get Dancing In Chesterfield This September

Get dancing in Chesterfield in September at the annual Day Of DanceFriday 2nd September 2011 It's strictly all for fun as Saturday 10th September sees Chesterfield's New Square Arena explode with an amazing display of dance styles with the launch of the annual 'Day of Dance'.

The event kicks off at 10.30 am and a continuous programme of dance will run right through to 3.30 pm.

Organisers say that there'll be a chance to find out more about various styles of dance, including Belly Dancing, Break Dancing and Salsa and perhaps have a chance to try it out. READ MORE...

An Audience With Dave Berry For The Mayor's Charity Appeal

Dave Berry performs at the Red Lion in aid of the Mayor's Charity Appeal 2011/12Friday 26th August 2011
Dave Berry will be appearing at the Red Lion Hotel on Darley Road at Stonedge on Friday, 16th September from 7pm, with proceeds in aid of the Mayor's Charity Appeal for 2011/12.

Dave will be in conversation about his career along with a showing of vintage Film Footage from the 1960's. There will be welcome drinks and a three-course meal followed by dancing to Dave Berry & The Cruisers.

Tickets are £45 and are available from the Town Hall.

Do YOU Have Talent?

Tuesday 23rd August 2011 For the third year running, the Mayor of Chesterfield will once again be hosting 'Chesterfield's Got Talent' and is looking for talented acts from across the Borough.

This year's event is being held at the Winding Wheel on Saturday 8th October and applications should be submitted by 23rd September.

So do you have what it takes to win 'Chesterfield's Got Talent'?

One person who did was Chelsea Redfern - the first winner of 'Chesterfield's Got Talent' back in 2009 after judges said "You could win a place on X Factor".  READ MORE...

On Song For Chesterfield - Carl Newton

Carl Newton's 'Chesterfield Song was played at the b2net at the first Chesterfield FC home game on SaturdayMonday 15th August 2011 It was a day of firsts at the B2 net on Saturday 0 the first home game of the League One season and the first unfurling of the Champions Flag. It was also the day when the new 'Chesterfield song' rang out across the terraces for the first time.

Written by lifelong Spireite fan and singer- songwriter Carl Newton, the song has proven an unexpected hit amongst fans and is downloadable on iTunes.

Carl was presented to the B2net crowd during half time against Stevenage and we caught up for a chat with him to find out why he'd written it. READ MORE...

Six D Jump Into The Charts At 34

SIX D and Cassie Macmillan from Chesterfield entered last night's official Radio 1 charts at No 34 last nightMonday 1st August 2011
You may remember our feature on Chesterfield girl Cassie Macmillan (HERE) and her band Six D whose single - 'Best Damned Night' - was due to be released last week.

After making the Radio 1 Playlist early on in the month, it hit the official Radio 1 charts on Sunday night at a very respectable number 34.

The group are currently still promoting their single and appearing at festivals up and down the country, including Leeds in two weeks time.

Bowl The Kids Over This Summer Holiday

Chesterfield Bowl Special Offer VouchersThursday 21st July 2011 Chesterfield Bowl on Storforth Lane, Chesterfield, are offering a surefire hit for the kids over Summer, 'Summer Special Offer' Vouchers.

Valid throughout the Summer Holidays, offer prices (with voucher download and print) are £12 p/lane p/hour and £5 each for 2 games each, 9am to 5pm. READ MORE...

Gotta Be In It To Win It...

Teletext holiday competition to win a free holiday to Tenerife for 2 people this Saturday June 9th. Enter now.Tuesday 5th July 2011 A local travel agency is celebrating it's first year in operation and to celebrate and thank all their customers, the Teletext travel agency, situated in TESCO, Lockoford Lane, is running a competition this week to win a free holiday with the winner to be chosen by the Mayor of Chesterfield this coming Saturday (9th July) at 4pm in the Teletext Holiday Shop.

Despite the financial downturn it has in fact been successful with trading figures for this month showing, that since it began, the business has doubled year on year. This has led to staff being taken on and expansion plans continuing. Nicola Joynes, Manager of Teletext Holidays Direct, Chesterfield, says that Egypt remains a popular destination, in spite of it's troubles, and that European destinations are selling well coming up to the long school break. READ MORE AND ENTRY FORM...

SixD Make Prestigious Radio 1 Playlist

SixD have hit the Radio 1 Playlist prior to the release this month of their single 'Best Damned Night'Thursday 30th June 2011 After we featured the story about Cassie the local girl who is in the throes of hitting the big time as her band Six D prepares to release it's first single 'Best Damned Night' news today that it has hit the Radio 1 Playlist, seen as a huge boost. The group, are pictured left with Chart Topper Alexandra Burke (centre) who they supported at the weekend in Cheltenham. They have signed up to support her again during gigs at Warwick Castle (15th July) and at Howard Castle Leeds (August 14th).

Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell At The B2net?

Thursday 30th June 2011 No, not John Sheridan's latest signings but, YOU could be a model for the evening as the club is looking at offering the ladies of Chesterfield, in association with Debenhams, the chance to be a volunteer model for a ladies only fashion show.

The event, which will take place on Thursday 15th Sept 2011 at the B2net, requires all ages, shapes and sizes to model Debenhams 2011 Fashion Range at a prestigious Ladies Only evening. READ MORE...

A Star Is Born... And She's From Chesterfield

Cassie Macmillan from Chesterfield is a member of new pop group 6DTuesday 28th June 2011 One young girl from Chesterfield says she has to pinch herself every single day after hitting the big time and with her band preparing to launch its first single, next month.

Cassie Macmillan is a member of 6 piece dance/pop group SixD who's single 'Best Damned Night' is out July 24th and is written by Wayne Wilkins who's written for Cheryl Cole and Beyonce. The group has toured with JLS and The Saturdays already this year and will soon be doing festivals with the likes of The Saturdays and The Wanted. The Chesterfield Post caught up with Cassie this morning (Tuesday) and we spoke to her about her career and early life in the town. READ MORE...

Curry Nomination Deadline Looming

English Curry house Awards 2011 Nominations deadline is loomingFriday 24th June 2011 Time is running out for voters to contribute to the first hungryhouse.co.uk English Curry Awards, which will take place on the 25th July 2011 at the Sheridan Suite in Manchester.

The awards represent the chance to honour the members of England's curry industry for the tireless work and energy they put into creating the nation's favourite dishes. The voting for the awards will officially close at the end of June.

Managing Director of hungryhouse.co.uk, Shane Lake said: "This will be the first hungryhouse.co.uk English Curry Awards and we are confident it will emulate the success of the Scottish version." READ MORE...

Only Here For The Beer

CAMRA visit Chesterfield this weekendThursday 23rd June 2011 This coming weekend pubs in Chesterfield will experience a prestigious visit from the National Executive of CAMRA.

The Executives from the Real Ale organization only undertake 4 visits a year to local areas and the town has been picked this time around.

The itinerary will see the officials hold a meeting in the Market on Friday evening, with the main meeting at the Chesterfield Arms, Sutton-cum-Duckmanton on Saturday.

A social evening has been laid on by the Chesterfield team ... READ MORE...

The Dawning Of A (New) Age Of Aquarius

The Aquarius reunion at the B2net, July 23rdWednesday 22nd June 2011
There's a chance to relive your youth, as Chesterfield Football Club is set to bring the Aquarius nightclub back to Chesterfield for one night only (The Ed is donning her dancing shoes as we type!).

It's at the B2net Stadium on Saturday 23rd July 2011 from 7.00pm until midnight.

Just £10.00 per person, you can enjoy an evening of memories with music from the resident DJ, dancing round the famous glitter ball, and with a retro basket meal included. READ MORE...

Harley Hanson Plays Harley's Bar

Harley Hanson Plays Harleys BarFriday 22nd April 2011
Harley Hanson, International Singer and Songwriter returns to his home town of Chesterfield to launch his music video's and CD "WHEN MY GUITAR CRYS" and to film for his new video.

Filming will take place on Friday 29th of April from 9pm at Harley’s Bar, Staveley,

The film crew are also hoping to get interviews with David Hewitt of Traitors Gate, long time friend and inspiration along with gaining live footage of family and friends Live at Harley's Bar, everyone's welcome to come and join the party. READ MORE...

Bringing Bess Of Hardwick To Life

Sonia Preece talked to the Chesterfield Caledonian Association about Bess of HardwickTuesday 15th March 2011 Chesterfield and District Caledonian Association recently hosted Sonia Preece who gave a talk about Hardwick Hall and it’s most famous resident 'Bess of Hardwick'.

A tour Guide at Hardwick Hall for some 17 years, Sonia gave a fantastic talk covering many aspects of the house, including Bess's childhood and the history of the 2 halls. She concluded by showing the audience the types of clothes that would have been worn in Bess's time.

An interesting question and answer session followed... READ MORE...

A Good Time Was Had By All

The Chesterfield 'Beer2Net' Festival a great successSunday 13th March 2011 Great beers, cracking music, unique venue, and better still, all local. That was the ethos behind this weekend's inaugural Beer 2 net festival. And the thousands who packed the Midlands Cooperative concourse of the brand new B2NET stadium over the two days certainly seemed to be enjoying the atmosphere.

The 'Beer2net' Festival aimed to celebrate the best beers that Derbyshire had to offer with over 50 on tap from a wide selection of local breweries that form the Derbyshire Brewers Collective (added to a couple from a German micro brewery, Grohe, in Chesterfield's twin town of Darmstadt). READ MORE...

Price Increase For Chesterfield Venues

Friday 11th March 2011 We've been informed that Chesterfield Borough Council has agreed to a small increase in ticket prices at the Pomegranate Theatre and the Winding Wheel.

The 5% increase accommodates the VAT increase introduced in January 2011 which is payable on all show tickets and helps to fund the ongoing running costs of both venues. The Council's Cabinet made the decision last week following a review of fees and charges. The new prices will come into operation in August 2011 when the autumn/winter programme in published. READ MORE...

More Tickets To Be Won For The Beer2net Festival Competition

Win 6 pairs of tickets to the Beer2net festivalTuesday 8th March 2011 Due to an extremely high number of entries to our FREE to enter competition for tickets to the 'Beer2net' Festival this Saturday (12th March), the organisers have kindly agreed to give away 4 more pairs of tickets, making a total of TEN pairs now up for grabs. But hurry, the deadline for entries is Wednesday 9th March at Midnight.

Next Weekend sees the start of the FIRST EVER Beer Festival at the B2NET Organised by Phil Tooley and the Derbyshire Brewers Collective
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The 'BEER-2-NET' festival will feature 50+ locally brewed ales ... READ MORE...

Local Acts Make Big Noise At The B2net

John Pickering and Ruberlaris play at the Beer2net Festival at the B2netMonday 28th February 2011

Organisers of the Beer2net festival have unveiled details of the music that will be on offer on the two evenings - 11th and 12th March.

Whilst sampling some (maybe all!) of the 50+ beers on offer at the festival, visitors will also be able to sample a couple of the finest local acts too.

John Pickering will be having a ball, along with local Spireite fans 'Ruberlaris' at the Festival which will be the first of it's kind at the Stadium. READ MORE...

Beer2net Festival

Phil Tooley organises the 'Beer2Net' Festival at the B2net stadium, ChesterfieldMonday 21st February 2011
Friday 11th March (noon - 11pm) / Saturday 12th March 2011 (11am - 11pm)
Midlands Co-operative Stand Concourse, Chesterfield FC, B2net Stadium, Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield.

Another local beer festival, with Derbyshire right at the heart, is to be added to the calendar and this one, will indeed, be unique.

When Chesterfield Football Club uprooted from its historic Saltergate headquarters in June last year to move to their plush new surroundings ... READ MORE...

Arkwright's Story Relived

The 'Arkwriters' rehearse their project - 'Arkwright's Story re-lived'Monday 7th February 2011 Anyone who has lived in Chesterfield for a long period of time will remember Arkwright, and the re building of a whole new village to replace the old which was rendered dangerous by the effects of methane emissions from ex mining works.

Now, the unique history of this North East Derbyshire village has been brought to life as part of a community art and drama project.

Members of local community group, 'The ArkWriters', made up of residents of all ages and abilities, have spent a year researching the community... READ MORE...

Carry On Doing More!!

Keep Doing MoreWednesday 3rd November 2010 Residents in North East Derbyshire are being offered a 50% discount on monthly membership at leisure centres in Dronfield, Eckington and Sharley Park.

It comes as NE Derbyshire Council celebrate the success of their 'Just do more' weekend which saw hundreds of people experiencing a range of family activities from trampoling to table tennis at the leisure centres.

Budding Beckhams picked up top tips in what was the first of a new round of training sessions with Chesterfield Football Club... READ MORE...

An Evening With Shappi

Shappi Korsandi At The PomegranateFriday 29th October 2010 Many people wouldn't describe a performance in front of a packed out theatre as 'intimate' ... but anyone at the Pomegranate watching Shappi Korsandi perform her hit show 'Moon on a stick' will understand the sentiment.
From the moment the offstage announcement was made: "Ladies and Gentlemen, please put your hands together to welcome on stage ... er ... me!", the tone for an evening with a one woman comedic 'tour de force' was set.
Walking on to the stage she declared her admiration for the old theatre, "It's like a Victorian brothel," she said,"but it's great to be in a place like this, like being in my front room". READ MORE...

Gold Medallist To Visit NE Derbyshire

Sarah Price visits NE Derbyshire to lead swim clinicsWednesday 27th October 2010 A Commonwealth Games gold medallist, will be taking the plunge in NE Derbyshire this weekend in order to help launch a new-look leisure scheme in the area. Sarah Price - who won four medals in the 2004 Commonwealth Games in Manchester - will be visiting Dronfield Sports Centre, Sharley Park Leisure Centre and Eckington Swimming Pool on Sunday 31 October.

She will be leading swim clinics as part of a free weekend of events across the three sites to launch North East Derbyshire District Council's new-look 'Just do More!' leisure scheme. (Pic courtesy of the BBC) READ MORE...

Top Comedian Celebrates Chesterfield Market Festival With Hit Show

Shappi Korsandi is at the Pomegranate Theatre  In Chesterfield on October 28thMonday 25th October 2010 The end of the week sees the beginning of Chesterfield's Market Festival - a weekend of celebration and fun in and around the town centre.

Ahead of her visit to Chesterfield to take part in the festival, The Chesterfield Post had a chat with comedian Shappi Korsandi who will be performing her hit show 'Moon On A Stick' at the Pomegranate Theatre on Thursday 28th.

Shappi is instantly recognizable to most of us due to her appearances on 'Have I Got News for You?', and 'Live at the Apollo' but she's also a successful stand up comedian and regular contributor to current affairs programmes such as Question Time and Woman's Hour on Radio 4. In a wide-ranging interview we spoke (and laughed!) about many things, including Shappi's life as a single mum and her work. READ MORE...

Knock, Knock...

Now, football and comedy don't often go hand in hand, but that's about to change in Chesterfield as Chesterfield FC's B2 Net stadium hosts a night of comedy on Oct 1st.

The Last Laugh
, Yorkshire's longest running comedy club is crossing the border, bringing a host of rising stars from the UK circuit. The Last Laugh Comedy Club has run for 18 years, and during that time has played host to the likes of Peter Kay, Russell Howard and John Bishop. READ MORE...

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