Tag Archives: Buy Local

Gloucester Services (M5): I’ve seen the motorway future

Gloucester Services on the M5 is a revelation. I have never enjoyed a stop off on the motorway so much and heartily recommend it to you – its worth planning your journey to stop off there. Before you think I’ve … Continue reading

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Natural Choice – the natural choice for ingredients and great service

This occasional series is casting a critical eye at some of Ashbourne’s retailers and seeing what lies behind their shop windows. A common criticism of Ashbourne’s High Street is lack of choice and high prices. I really think we should … Continue reading

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Cafe Week: #3 Fresh Basil, Belper 10/10

I’ve been a Fresh Basil customer for around ten years. I started going there on recommendation by friends and continued going more frequently because it was a great place to get a coffee early in the morning and they open … Continue reading

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Vive Les Ashbourne Rosbifs!

As the sun shone last weekend I began to smell the smoke from barbecues being lit. As soon as the weather changes British men love to don an apron and go outside and cook. What’s more we’re getting better at … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with Fairtrade Towns?

The welcome signs to Ashbourne proclaim that it is a FairTrade town. It is something I’ve never even thought about before and subconsciously I’ve responded in my head with “Who isn’t” or “So what”. In fact, the Fair Trade designation … Continue reading

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Buy Local and save

At the DDDC Meeting at the start of the year the decision was made to give Ashbourne’s Thursday market a further 12 months to prove its viability. At the meeting the committee noted the strength of feeling about the issue … Continue reading

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