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Birchover holds tug o’ war battle

Mighty villagers battled it out to raise cash for a community celebration.

Police have issued a security warning to Blackpool and Fylde residents

Household items stolen in Matlock burglary

Burglars stole a vacuum cleaner, an iron and cleaning products after breaking into a house in Matlock.

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Car on side after Darley Dale smash

One car ended up on its side following a collision in Darley Dale.

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Great Eccleston Agricultural Show 
James McKay with his ferrets

Super slow broadband stifles Ashover business claims zoologist

A zoologist has expressed his frustration at super slow broadband speed which he claims is stifling his ability to run his business.

NEWS: News.

Fire outside in Matlock

Firefighters were called to a fire outside in Matlock.

Chesterfield Fire station and Derbyshire Fire Service Engine

Chimney fire in Tideswell

A fire crew attended a rural location to tackle a chimney fire.

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Derbyshire weather: Cloudy with bursts of sunshine

It’s going to be a relatively fine day today (Wednesday, August 27) in Chesterfield and the Derbyshire Dales.

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Top advice for Peak firms at free conference

Businesses big and small in the Peak District are being encouraged to sign up for a free annual conference.

Police have issued a security warning to Blackpool and Fylde residents

Woman, 76, victim of distraction burglary in Chesterfield

An elderly woman was duped by a man who asked for a glass of water before stealing her purse.

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Derbyshire travel: Roadworks cause delays

The roads are again blissfully clear of accidents this morning (Wednesday, August 27), but roadworks are still causing problems on the roads.

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New owner for Bakewell craft bakery

A traditional craft Bakewell bakery, famous for being the proud owner of one of the original ‘Bakewell Pudding’ recipes, has changed hands.

NEWS: News.

Walker lost on Kinder Scout

Rescuers came to the aid of a 67–year–old male who became lost in thick mist, heavy rain and darkness on Kinder Scout.

Organisers of Movies in the Park L/R Irfan Shabir, Dan Hopkinson, Shaun Buff, Peter Morley

VIDEO: Matlock Movies in the Park event was a ‘fantastic day’ video

A unique community event that saw Matlock’s Hall Leys Park call lights, camera action last weekend has been hailed by the organiser as a ‘fantastic’ day.

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Range Rover taken from Calow home

A Range Rover was taken after thieves broke into a house over the bank holiday weekend.

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Mobile speed cameras for the week ahead in Derbyshire

Mobile speed cameras will be located on the following routes between Monday, August 26 and Sunday, August 31.

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Derbyshire weather: Rays of sunshine this afternoon

A cloudy start to the day will lead to a few rays of sunshine in the afternoon today (Tuesday, August 26).

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Derbyshire: M1 roadworks cause delays

Ongoing roadworks are causing traffic delays throughout Chesterfield and the Derbyshire Dales today (Tuesday, August 26).

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Cries to scrap Matlock’s one–way system

Townspeople are calling for a one way system to be revoked amid claims that it has made traffic congestion on Matlock worse.

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Rescue team save injured Peak District walker

The Edale and Buxton mountain rescue teams were called on Saturday afternoon (August 23) to Edale, following reports of walker having suffered a knee injury while walking up Grindsbrook Clough, in Edale.

Matlock Smedley Street Business Group is hosting a 1950s-themed street party.

Matlock’s Smedley Street traders host 1950s event

Traders are seeing out the summer with a rock and roll themed party to showcase their wares.

Bursary cash will help Matlock young people

Young learners have been given a helping hand thanks to the generosity of Rotarians.

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Rain, rain and rain again this bank holiday

This Bank Holiday Monday it promises to be far from barbecue–worthy as the heavens will open over Chesterfield and the Derbyshire Dales.

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Derbyshire roadworks cause bank holiday problems

While the bank holiday roads are thankfully free from collisions this morning (Monday, August 25) ongoing roadworks are causing traffic congestion.

NEWS: News.

Person trapped under car after Peak District collision

A casualty was trapped under a vehicle following a collision between a car and a motorcycle today (Sunday, August 24).

NEWS: News.

Team rescues Matlock Bath climber after fall

Derby Mountain Rescue Team were called to a dramatic multi-agency rescue at the foot of a cliff in Matlock Bath on Saturday afternoon (23rd August), when a climber fell around 25 feet into a difficult to access location.

The releasing of the peace doves at Gamesley's Meet the Neighbours Day. Photo by Damien Greenhalgh.

Gamesley meets its neighbours

Gamesley’s annual Meet the Neighbours event took on a World War I theme on Thursday culminating in the release of a dole of white doves.

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Lots of delights on offer at village show

Various home and crafts produce will be on offer at an annual show being put on by Whatstandwell Social Club.

NEWS: News.

Have your say on White Peak Loop plans at drop-in sessions

Residents can have their say about a Derbyshire County Council–led project to link the Monsal Trail into Matlock as part of the White Peak Loop scheme.

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Hadfield burglars steal three laptops

Thieves stole a haul of electrical items from a house in Hadfield on Thursday by breaking in through a patio door.

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Thieves steal wedding band from New Mills house

Burglars stole a gold wedding ring from a house in New Mills on Thursday, after gaining entry by forcing a door.

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Hadfield pensioner rescued from house fire

Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from her Hadfield home on Wednesday after a fire started in her kitchen.

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Country show returns to Hartington

Planning is well underway for this year’s Hartington Wakes, which returns to the village after several years of being held at Pikehall.

Buxton's Hardwick Hall, the new home of the Green Man Gallery.

Neglected Buxton hall to reopen for public use

A derelict Buxton ballroom has been bought by a developer and will reopen for community use next month.

Pictured is Paul Davis, of Bakewell, who is holding boot camps at Chatsworth.

Ex-RAF man’s bid to get Dales fit

A former serviceman is aiming to get his hometown moving.

CRIME: Crime scene.

Police appeal after thefts in Hathersage area

Police are appealing for information following theft from two vehicles in the Hathersage area.

CRIME: Crime scene.

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Find out what’s on offer in Derbyshire

Stuck for something to do this bank holiday weekend?

Bakewell's Rick Naylor and his sister Gill Ward at Land's End. Photo contributed.

£32k raised in four trips

A Bakewell man and his sister have raised a total of £32,000 for charity by taking four trips from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a classic car.

Matlock stabbing, Linden Grove.

Woman, 19, admits GBH after Matlock stabbing

A 19–year–old woman has admitted to grievous bodily harm after a man suffered stab wounds in Matlock.

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Matlock teenager admits striking police officer

A teenager pleaded guilty to resisting arrest after he struck a police woman on the arm as she tried to restrain him.

Staff at Ashgate Hospice prepare for Superhero 5K with the hospices mascot Ashley Bear.

A super way to raise money for hospice

A brand new event is heading its way to Buxton to help raise funds towards the care of terminally ill people throughout the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

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Derbyshire weather: Heavy rain and sunshine

The weather in north Derbyshire and the Dales will be a mixture of cloudy, rainy and sunny today (Friday, August 22).

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Roadworks mean slow traffic in north Derbyshire

Roadworks are causing slow traffic throughout the area this morning (Friday, August 22).

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Teaming up to support Peak District charity

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa put his best foot forward to support Derbyshire High Sheriff David Coleman’s charity walk.

New Mills School pupils celebrate their GCSE results.

GCSEs: New Mills School’s top maths grades

New Mills School is celebrating its highest maths GCSE results in years, after 69 per cent of students achieved a grade C or above.

Mataya Flanagan, Natasha Jordan and Megan Critchlow celebrate their GCSE results at St Philip Howard Catholic School in Glossop.

GCSEs: Glossop’s St Philip Howard’s results “as expected”

Glossop’s St Philip Howard Catholic School saw a slight decline in GCSE results today (Thursday) on last year, blaming a small year group for the change.

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Matlock’s model market wows the nation

The runaway success of Matlock’s outdoor market means it is to be used as a model for other markets both in the local area and nationally.

Rachel Murphy, 33, of Glossop. Photo contributed.

Gamesley fraudster ordered to pay kids’ centre back

A Glossop fraudster who stole more than £80,000 from a children’s centre has been told she only has to pay back less than five per cent of the debt, a court heard.

Star pupils from Glossopdale Community College Lauren France, Jessie Smith, Beth Hamilton and Sara Podmore.

VIDEO: GCSEs: Glossopdale pupils “hold their own” video

It was an even more anxious wait for GCSE results at Glossopdale Community College than usual this morning (Thursday), after late changes to some marking schemes.

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Lead stolen from church roof in Bolsover

Police are investigating and appealing for information after lead was stolen from a church in Bolsover.

NEWS: News.

Stone company applies to expand Peak District quarry

A stone company has applied for permission to expand a Peak District quarry after exhausting the current site.

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