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Village prepares for 750th anniversary celebration

The tiny village of Mapperley, near Ilkeston, is looking forward to a big celebration later this year when it marks the 750th anniversary of the signing of its royal charter by King Henry III. The whole community is coming together for…


Holiday Heaven (and bad behaviour on the beach)

by Patricia Spencer Dear Readers, My husband and I have just returned from our third visit to Tau-ito in Gran Canaria. It never disappoints. It was made even better when having booked our tickets at extra cost…


Rare postcard found

Ilkeston memorabilia collector Ged Munro couldn’t believe his eyes when he came across a black and white picture postcard at an antiques fair in Nottingham recently. The photograph shows a busy scene outside a shop which…


Louise remains cheerful

The plight of Louise Freeman, an Ilkeston crafter who has been written about before in this paper, has been featured in several others now. ‘Tragedy-hit family make DIY SOS plea’ was the headline in a recent…


Can you help your local hospital?

I am sure you are aware of the current situation with regard to the NHS.  In this Trust area, with good management the Foundation Trust have managed the local hospital very well. The hospital is…