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AMATEUR photographer Peter Banks has captured a lovely view of one of Ashbourne’s prettiest villages. But can you tell which one it is?

DESPITE a forecast of poor weather, crowds turned out in their thousands to view the finest produce, livestock and handy-work at the 122nd Ashbourne Show.

A RURAL skill has received a boost from village schoolchildren.

VILLAGERS have put on an open day to celebrate the work of artists and craftsmen.

GARLANDS, grass skirts and beach wear replaced uniform for staff members at Ashbourne’s Boots store.

INTERNATIONAL strongman and Olympic athlete Geoff Capes returned to Ashbourne with his posse of heavy weight contestants for the annual Highland Games.

POACHING and badger baiting are among crimes to be targeted as Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles examines a report into wildlife crime this week.

AN ACTIVITY scheme for children with disabilities has been chosen as the charity partner for a town centre supermarket.

FREE trees will soon be avaliable for community groups in Ashbourne.

AN Ashbourne nursery has recently opened a new baby room.

WEATHER experts have announced that today, Wednesday, July 17, has just become the hottest day of the year so far.

ASHBOURNE Mayor, Steve Bull has presented a series of awards at a special evening marking his term as Mayor last year.

ASHBOURNE Heritage Centre has had its displays updated to commemorate this year’s Ashbourne Highland Gathering.

AN ASHBOURNE man has completed a life-long ambition of climbing all 283 munros in Scotland.

AN EIGHT-year-old Ashbourne boy has taken on a fund-raising walk after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

PEDAL car racers from across the UK travelled to Ashbourne at the weekend for the 74th annual National Scout Car Race.

A WAR hero who is the last Second World War veteran in his village, has been awarded the Arctic Star almost 70 years after he took part in an essential aid convoy to Russia.

THEATRICAL pupils at a village school have put on a dream of a show.

OWNERS of a family-run firm have brought back a rather special souvenir from their recent trip to Italy.

ROB Spencer says he had no doubt about signing up for another year with Gresley, but is hoping for a happier campaign than the last one.

HISTORICAL figures were brought to life to open a special event at a village church.

AN ASHBOURNE publican has shown off what is thought to be one of the largest collection of cow-related items in the world.

STAFF at an Ashbourne store donned onesies and pyjamas as part of a nation-wide fund-raising effort.

A NEW village trail has been launched at Mayfield on the day the village came together for the traditional blessing of the wells.