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Weekend Picks: Photography in the Peaks

Eyam Hall and Craft Centre: 12:00-16:00 Saturday February 4th

Credit: ITV News.

Photographers everywhere flock to the Peak District to take advantage of the beautiful scenery which covers the vast uplands at the most Southerly point of the Pennines.

The district stretches from the Midlands rights across the North West of England and over in to Yorkshire. It's an area of diverse extremes, where moorland meets stone-age and several different worlds collide.

The Peak District National Park became the first to receive the status in the UK in 1951 and attracts millions of visitors each year.

Taking part in the Eyam Hall 'Through a Lense photography walk' leaders will take you to some fantastic Peak District locations so you can get that perfect shot.

Be inspired by the beautiful Derbyshire scenery, and share ideas and tips with other passionate photographers.

The event is organised by the National Trust, booking is essential.


Police appeal after taxi window is smashed

Derbyshire Police would like to speak to these two men Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

Officers investigating theft and damage to a taxi in Tideswell have released CCTV stills of men they would like to speak to.

The incident is understood to have happened between 4.25am and 5am on 25 September.

A taxi driver collected four men from Buxton Market Place and drove them to Tideswell. As he pulled up along High Street in Tideswell he noticed that one of the passengers had taken a sleeve of cigarettes from the boot of the car.

After the driver challenged the group, one of the men kicked the taxi door, smashing the passenger window and cracking the windscreen of the silver Ford Mondeo. The taxi driver then drove off.


Blue John stone stolen from site in Derbyshire

Blue John stone is very rare Credit: Blue John stone

Thieves have stolen some rare 'Blue John' stone from a site in Derbyshire, just days after it was first discovered.

A Blue John vein has not been found in over 150 years. Police believe thieves took the stone directly from the rock face at Treak Cliff Tavern before dragging it away in bags.

Blue John stone is so named because of its distinctive colour Credit: Blue John stone

The name of the rare material reflects its distinctive shade. Each vein has its own characteristic colour and banding of blue, purple, yellow and white. .

It is found in only one place on earth - beneath Treak Cliff Hill near the pretty Peak District village of Castleton.

Work to fill massive sinkhole almost half complete

Work to fill a sinkhole the size of 3,500 double decker buses which opened up over an old mine in the Peak District is almost half complete.

It appeared on land which is part of Nether Slates Mine eight months ago.

Filling the hole is expected to cost around £250,000.

This video shows the sinkhole when it first appeared:

Coins in Derbyshire hoard thought to belong to British tribe

Experts and archaeologists discovered twenty six coins, including three Roman coins which pre-date the invasion of Britain in AD 43, and 20 other gold and silver pieces which are Late Iron Age and thought to belong to the Corieltavi tribe.

The coins would suggest a serious amount of wealth and power of the individual who owned them.

Coins were used more as a symbol of power and status during the Late Iron Age, rather than for buying and selling staple foods and supplies.

Was an individual simply hiding his 'best stuff' for safe keeping?

The situation of the cave can't be ignored either.

Could it have been a sacred place to the Late Iron Age peoples that was taboo to enter in everyday life, making it a safe place that would ensure that person's valuables were protected?


National Trust archaeologist Rachael Hall said whoever owned the cache, which has been declared as "treasure" by the authorities, was probably a wealthy and influential figure.

Hoard of Roman and Iron Age coins found in Derbyshire cave

A treasure trove of Roman and Late Iron Age coins has been discovered in a British cave where they have lain undisturbed for more than 2,000 years.

Hoard of Roman and Iron Age coins found in Derbyshire cave Credit: PA

The hoard was initially unearthed by a member of the public, who stumbled across four coins in the cavern in Dovedale in the Peak District, sparking a full-scale excavation of the site.

Experts say the find is highly unusual as it is the first time coins from these two separate civilisations have been buried together.

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