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Matlock supermarket staff to walk 26 miles

Supermarket staff are going the extra mile to raise money for a local charity.

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Derbyshire walkers to aid charity

Scores of dedicated Derbyshire fundraisers are lacing up their walking boots to raise vital funds for charity.

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Find out where speed cameras will be located across Derbyshire this week

Mobile speed cameras will be located on the following routes between Monday, September 22 and Sunday, September 28.

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Inquest into death of Wirksworth teenager is opened

The inquest into the death of a 15–year–old boy has been formally opened.

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Derbyshire weather: Cloudy start leading to bright spells

Despite a cloudy start, the weather today (Monday, September 22) is going to be sunny and bright.

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Derbyshire: Slow traffic on the M1 this morning

Motorists using the M1 southbound between the A617 Heath and the A616 Sheffield are experiencing congestion this morning (Monday, September 22), due to ongoing roadworks.

One of the former municipal greenhouses at Serpentine House, Buxton

Clean-up plan at Serpentine

Volunteers are being sought to help with a clear-up at Buxton’s former Serpentine Nursery.

2 Aug 2014.....Feature on  school dinners at St Nicholas Primary School after it received mew kitchen equipment as part of the universal free school meals programme.Picture Scott Merrylees SM1004/83c

Children tucking into free meals

Thousands more children are now tucking into free school meals across Derbyshire as part of a new government initiative that has kicked in this term.

Illuminated lights on River Derwent

River Derwent will be
lit in longest artwork

Hundreds of lights will float down a 66-mile waterway
in Derbyshire’s longest artwork.

Tansley arts pioneer dies

Arts legend Peter Shelton has died from cancer, aged 61 at his home in Tansley.

Peak shopping village magic shows. Ian Day and Billy Littlewood with the Giant flea circus.

A touch of magic at shopping village

Visitors to a shopping village were awe–struck by the capers on show at the first ever Peak Magic Festival.

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Girl, 19, escapes jail after Matlock stabbing

A teenage girl who stabbed a man twice in a drunken attack has been spared jail.

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Thousands of Derbyshire pupils taught in crowded classrooms

Thousands of primary school children across Derbyshire are being taught in ‘supersize’ classes of more than 30 pupils, shock figures show.

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Roadworks on Derbyshire roads cause delays

Commuters and residents in north Derbyshire and Dales may face delays today due to roadworks.

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Derbyshire weather: Fog and drizzle

It will be another foggy morning today (Friday, September 19), with drizzle and low cloud slowly lifting later on.

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Ashover residents form group to protect village

Villagers are joining together to fight a proposed housing estate of 40 homes in a rural location.

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Edale set to benefit from £340k water plan

Villagers in Edale are to benefit from a £340,000 investment to help make their water supply more reliable.

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Fifteen new homes in next phase of Darley Dale development

Fifteen new homes will be constructed at a retirement complex as it enters its third phase.

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Derbyshire weather: Fog and drizzle this morning

It’s a misty start in North Derbyshire and the Derbyshire Dales this morning (Thursday, September 18) with fog and drizzle.

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Derbyshire: Roundabout construction causes delays

Temporary traffic lights are in use as a roundabout construction continues.

Peak businesses unite at annual conference

Peak District business can get stronger together – that was one of the big messages to come out of an annual conference.

COURT: Court Case

Derbyshire: School alcohol advisor was four times over drink–drive limit

A woman who worked in schools advising children about the dangers of alcohol was nearly four times the drink–drive limit when she crashed into two parked cars.

Hartington Creamery, Alan Salt and Adrian Cartlidge

Cheesemakers return Stilton to Peak District

Two cheesemakers have realised their dream of returning traditional Peak District–made blue Stilton cheese to the food shelves.

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Derbyshire Dales family finds illegal immigrant under camper van

A father and daughter got a shock when they returned to the UK following a trip to the continent to find an illegal immigrant clinging to the bottom of their camper van.

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Tansley: Doggy hotel offers to keep your pooch in the lap of luxury

Chandeliers, flat screen TVs and under floor heating – it would be more than just a dog’s life at a special hotel proposed for Tansley.

CRIME: Crime scene.

Appeal after damage to Matlock shop

Police are appeal for witnesses after a door was damaged at a shop in Matlock.

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St Giles C of E Primary School

Troubled Matlock School could get academy status

A school which has suffered a turbulent year could undergo another upheaval as the Government has suggested it become an academy.

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St Giles C of E Primary School

Peak District: Teddy bears’ picnic marks causeway closure

Members of the Trail Riders Fellowship raised more than £200 and collected over 40 gifts for the Christmas Child charity at a ride to commemorate the closure of the historic Long Causeway route by the Peak District National Park Authority.

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Package supports exporters

The chamber of commerce for Derbyshire has launched a support package for the county’s exporters on the back of an unexpected slump in overseas trade.

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Derbyshire police warn against cyber criminals

Derbyshire residents are being encouraged to protect themselves from cyber criminals following reports of ‘fake payment’ phishing emails.

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Peak District fell race to help sporting youngsters

A village school is hoping a fell race will get it a step closer to installing a new sports area.

Mobile speed camera

Find out where speed cameras will be located across Derbyshire this week

Mobile speed cameras will be located on the following routes between Monday, September 15 and Sunday, September 21.

Hartington Creamery, Alan Salt and Adrian Cartlidge

Made in the Peak District - traditional Stilton is back on the shelves

Two cheesemakers have realised their dream of returning traditional Peak District-made Blue Stilton cheese to the food shelves.

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The Northern Lights.

Derbyshire skywatchers set for stunning Northern Lights display

Skywatchers across Derbyshire could be treated to a stunning display of the Northern Lights tonight.

A family with their new ducks courtesy of Uganda Link. Photo contributed.

Hayfield church donates ducks to Uganda

They may be a common feature in our parks and ponds, but ducks are providing an unlikely lifeline for a third world community, thanks to a High Peak project.

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Derbyshire care home fees to increase

Fees paid by Derbyshire County Council to independent sector agencies to care for people at home are to increase by two per cent.

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‘Yo ho ho’ – Carsington pirates battle it out

Swashbuckling pirates took battled it out on the water during a raft race.

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Bakewell teacher pedals to Paris

A Bakewell teacher has cycled from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower in a day, in a bid to raise funds for Edale Mountain Rescue.

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Derbyshire disabled charity fundraisers

A group that promotes accessability for disabled people in the county has been running ot raise cash for their cause.

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Derbyshire: Architect’s drawings inspire illuminating spectacle

Visitors to a country house will see it in a different light this autumn.

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80 per cent of foster children in Derbyshire are separated from sibilings

Nearly 80 per cent of children placed into foster care in Derbyshire in the last year were split from their siblings, figures show.

Bubble fest at New Mills. Photo contributed.

New Mills Festival preview

It’s almost festival time in New Mills and organisers are hoping this year’s two-week event will be better than ever.

Bubble fest at New Mills. Photo contributed.

Wirksworth: Friends join together in memory of Joe

Friends of a teenage boy who died suddenly have joined together in his memory to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

Nando's.

Chesterfield Nando’s – LOCATION REVEALED

Food lovers rejoice – building work on Nando’s in Chesterfield has begun!

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Errwood Sailing club want more entries for their Bart Simpson challenge

High Peak sailors hope to break world record

Sailors across the High Peak will be attempting to break a world record next Sunday, in memory of Olympian Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson.

Errwood Sailing club want more entries for their Bart Simpson challenge

Matlock pervert jailed for grooming teenage boy

Police have sounded a warning to perverts after a Matlock man was jailed for sexually grooming a 15-year-old boy.

David Coleman (third from the right) with mountain rescue personnel and friends at the The Quiet Woman, Earl Sterndale. Photo contributed.

County boundary trek to support charities

Derbyshire’s High Sheriff is hot-footing it around the county to raise money for two charities.

Buxton Advertiser archive, 1954, Great Hucklow hosted the world gliding championships, the Jugoslavian team

MEMORY LANE: Fly back in time to the World Gliding Championships

Flying enthusiasts from around the world descended on the Peak District in 1954 as the famous Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club had the prestigious honour of hosting the World Gliding Championships.

Blythe House in Chapel-en-le-Frith

Celebration to mark Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice’s 25th year

A High Peak hospice is hosting a sparkling evening of excitement and entertainment to mark its 25th anniversary.

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Probus
The now well established summer outing by the Bakewell and District Probus Club this year took in the North East with visits to Newcastle on Tyne, Beamish and Alnwick Castle.
Staying at the Thistle Hotel in Newcastle, the party saw a performance of Agatha Christies Black Coffee, walked many miles round the extensive Beamish Museum and enjoyed the splendours of Alnwick Castle. The party of 23 was led by chairman, Don Mackenzie.
At the last Club meeting members enjoyed a light hearted talk by Robert Cumming, assisted by Peter Donaldson, describing life and time on the Gridleford Flyer, describing getting to work in Sheffield by train. The group were so elitist thaty they even sported a badge!
Bakewell and District PRobus club has about 40 members, but there are still a few vacancies for new members. All enquiries to Hon. Sec., Ainsley Kelly, on 01246 582933.

Trip up north for Bakewell probus club members

The now well established summer outing by the Bakewell and District Probus Club this year took in the North East with visits to Newcastle on Tyne, Beamish and Alnwick Castle. The party saw Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, walked many miles round the extensive Beamish Museum and enjoyed Alnwick Castle. The party of 23 was led by chairman, Don Mackenzie.

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