MELBOURNE Hall is poised to be the setting for a new TV series next month.
The production company behind comedian Johnny Vegas’ Carry on Glamping show is proposing to film a six-part series at the hall in September.
And South Derbyshire District Council has been told that planning permission may be sought for a permanent glamping site at Melbourne Hall to open for a complete season in 2023. Full details are to be found in the August edition of the Village Voice.

Ukraine again figures prominently in our pages with the news that a 24-year-old woman has begun a new life in Melbourne after fleeing her war-torn country.
Liza Nahirniak is now living with the Jansen family and the story of how she managed to make it here is a fascinating read.
And we feature a number of artists from Ukraine who have moved to South Derbyshire over the past few months. Some, along with their families, have been getting involved in the Melbourne Festival.

A 57-year-old woman from Stanton-by-Bridge may be figuring in the Guinness Book of Records after being part of a relay team that swam the English Channel in July.

Anne-Marie Lawrence was one of four swimmers in their 50s and 60s who completed the feat and may now be recognised as the oldest mixed relay team to swim the Channel.

Plus we catch up with the memorial football tournament to celebrate the life of Thando Ndlovu, who sadly lost his life in the River Trent in July 2021, and the record-breaking Melbourne Carnival.

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