“Fantastic achievements” for academy dancers

“Fantastic achievements” for academy dancers

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 1st March 2024

Dance students from the David Nieper Academy in Alfreton have been taking part in two competitions. Miss Gregory at the academy said: “On Tuesday, February 13, the David Nieper Academy Dance Company went to compete in the heats of Mansfiel [...]
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Support appeal for youth club in Derbyshire village

Support appeal for youth club in Derbyshire village

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 28th February 2024

An appeal has been made for additional support to help a youth club facility to continue offering its services to Derbyshire youngsters. The team behind the Railway Carriage Youth Club in Ironville has made the appeal for more volunteers. [...]
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There’s lots of fun to be had at Banana Buttons

There’s lots of fun to be had at Banana Buttons

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 13th February 2024

Banana Buttons is a playgroup for children and their parents/carers which takes place on Wednesdays afternoons at Saint Thomas Church in Somercotes. Victoria Jones, who lives in Somercotes, runs the not-for-profit playgroup with a fellow m [...]
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Swimming success for Air Cadets

Swimming success for Air Cadets

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 12th February 2024

An air cadet squadron in Derbyshire has come out tops in a swimming competition. Youngsters from the Alfreton & Ripley Air Cadets joined others for the contest at the recent Trent Wing Swimming Championships. A spokesman for the air c [...]
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Gymnastics fun at Alfreton school

Gymnastics fun at Alfreton school

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 7th February 2024

Pupils at an Alfreton school have been enjoying developing their gymnastics skills. Balancing skills was just one of the focus for the energetic fun recently at Alfreton Park School. A spokesman for the school, which is situated off Wingf [...]
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Recruitment drive at Air Cadets

Recruitment drive at Air Cadets

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 1st February 2024

An Air Cadet squadron in Derbyshire is carrying out a recruitment drive for new members. The Alfreton & Ripley Air Cadets are hosting an event later this month where potential new recruit can find out all about joining the organisation [...]
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Volunteer appeal to help renovate the Old Farm Bus

Volunteer appeal to help renovate the Old Farm Bus

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 30th January 2024

A community initiative is on the look out for volunteers to help them with a renovation project. The Old Farm bus is a community interest company, based at Marehay near Ripley, that “truly lives for spreading creativity and inspiration.” [...]
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All things French for student residential

All things French for student residential

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 24th January 2024

Students from the David Nieper Academy in Alfreton have recently enjoyed a residential trip to France. Miss Curwen at the academy said of the trip to France: “For the first time since Covid, we were able to offer our students a residential [...]
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Chill and Chat sessions at Callum’s Voice

Chill and Chat sessions at Callum’s Voice

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 24th January 2024

A support charity in Alfreton is offering weekly ‘Chill and Chat’ sessions for families. Midday on Mondays is time for the sessions which are aimed at home educated children (and those not currently attending school) and their families. C [...]
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Half term holiday club Barbie Magic at Studio 44

Half term holiday club Barbie Magic at Studio 44

Posted by: Daniel Harris

Tue 16th January 2024

A dance studio in Derbyshire is offering a Barbie-inspired adventure this coming half term holiday. Studio 44, which is situated at 1 Institute Lane in Alfreton, is hosting the ‘Barbie Magic’ this February Half-Term Holiday, running on Feb [...]
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