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Griddled British asparagus with feta and beetroot dressing

Bright pink beetroot dressing and fresh green asparagus not only look beautiful together but taste amazing with creamy feta and zingy mint.

Whats on
Back to the 20s at Erewash Museum event

Back to the 20s at Erewash Museum event

The first ever 1920s day is to be held at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston, when there will be singing, dancing and make-up demonstrations from the era.

Arts
Ballet classic to enchant young audiences at Derby Theatre

Ballet classic to enchant young audiences at Derby Theatre

Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children, Ugly Duckling, is to to stages across the country with an extensive tour throughout the spring.

Arts
DVD REVIEW: BBC daytime drama 800 Words proves a hit with viewers

DVD REVIEW: BBC daytime drama 800 Words proves a hit with viewers

Enjoyable crime capers such as Father Brown and Shakespeare & Hathaway got low-key screenings on afternoon TV when both deserved to be in the evening schedules, writes Tony Spittles.

Arts
Beatles tribute aces to perform at Nottingham charity gig

Beatles tribute aces to perform at Nottingham charity gig

The world’s most famous Beatles tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles, will be coming back to Nottingham for a special charity concert, performing a fundraising event in support of The Ear Foundation charity.

Music
Star performer Durrant to perform charity concert in Edwinstowe next month

Star performer Durrant to perform charity concert in Edwinstowe next month

Maverick musician and composer Richard Durrant will be giving a charity concert for Sherwood Forest as part of his Stringhenge tour of Britain, performing in the church where Robin Hood and Maid Marian are said to have been married – St Mary’s, Edwinstowe.

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Bolan musical starts UK tour at Nottingham venue

Bolan musical starts UK tour at Nottingham venue

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, returns to the stage on a UK-wide tour.

Theatre and Comedy
Nottinghamshire is facing an obesity crisis.

Notts takeaways to be urged to offer healthy options in obesity crackdown

Takeaway operators in Nottinghamshire will be encouraged to offer more healthy food and drink to their customers as part of a crackdown on obesity in the county.

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REVIEW: Blackpool - something for everyone, come rain or shine!

For this single mum and teenage daughter, the opportunity to spend some quality time together is few and far between, so when we were offered the chance of a weekend break to Blackpool we jumped at it, and it was non-stop laughter and fun from start to finish.

Lifestyle
The Black Swan, Helmsley

Enjoy a short break in North Yorkshire

If you are looking for an alternative place to visit in Yorkshire from the usual of York or Harrogate then why not try Helmsley.

News
Dance in the spotlight at latest RCH Drivetime concert

Dance in the spotlight at latest RCH Drivetime concert

The Drivetime Concert: Strictly Halle is coming to the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on Thursday, June 28, at 6pm.

Music
Feast of family fun as Wheee! festival returns

Feast of family fun as Wheee! festival returns

Wheee!, Nottingham Lakeside Arts’ much loved international children’s theatre and dance festival, returns this year from Monday, May 28 to Sunday, June 3.

Music
Tomato, Basil and Puff Pastry Tart. 'Credit : thetomatostall.co.uk

Recipe: Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Puff Pastry Tart

Here’s a tasty dish bursting with Mediterranean flavours which will feed four people.

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Organiser Adam Broadley lifts the Peter West Memorial Trophy after victory for his side in last year's match.

Football match set to score for cancer charity

A charity football match in Eastwood is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a third year running to help people beat cancer.

Sport
Hi-tech anti-theft rucksack aims to thwart pickpockets

Hi-tech anti-theft rucksack aims to thwart pickpockets

We’ve all had that feeling of brushing past someone while wearing a rucksack and having to do a quick over the shoulder check to ensure they weren’t trying to pinch the contents therein.

Lifestyle
Mackerel with Herby Tomato and Shallots Salsa on Toast

Mackerel with Herby Tomato and Shallots Salsa on Toast

If there was one thing weekends were made for, it’s brunch. This relaxed meal can be as early or late as you want it, meaning you get a lie in and the chance to indulge.

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Chris Margrave, head gardener at Clumber Park

Clumber Gardener: Experts will help you chose the best plants for the summer

The changeable spring weather has really put our gardens to the test and it is interesting to note which varieties have fared best given the combination of bitterly cold winds, snowfall and heavy rains interspersed with mild, sunny spells.

Lifestyle
INTERVIEW: Alan and Lisa Woolley of RAW Promotions

INTERVIEW: Alan and Lisa Woolley of RAW Promotions

RAW Promotions is a name familiar to music-lovers across the area for their long-standing commitment to putting on gigs locally.

Music
Loaded sweet potato with celery, radish and ricotta. Photo by Jason Ingram.

Recipe: Sweet potato topped with ricotta, celery and radish

A baked sweet potato provides a source of slow release energy.

Whats on
Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

It’s time for Kevin Bryan’s latest Record Review feature.

Music
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