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May 30, 1983: Traffic chaos in Bakewell as the bank holiday crowds roll in

Prison for Matlock care worker thief

A care worker was sent down after stealing from an elderly Alzheimer’s patient.

May 30, 1983: Traffic chaos in Bakewell as the bank holiday crowds roll in

Dales man views exhibition of his life’s work

A Dales man has been to visit an exhibition of photographs, objects and documents that he has collected throughout his life.

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Fire in Chesterfield commercial property

Firefighters from Chesterfield and Staveley attended a fire in a commercial premises last night (Wednesday, April 16).

County Hall, Matlock.

Workshop offers apprentices help

A workshop is being held to help young people in Matlock apply for 45 apprenticeships on offer from Derbyshire County Council.

COURT: Court Case

Stole booze and two vacuum cleaners

A man who stole from his employer and from a Glossop shop has been spared jail.

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Good Friday service and walk in Buxton

The Good Friday service at Buxton Methodist Church, on Chapel Street, will be held at 8pm.

Buxton Market Place

Artisan market plan for Buxton criticised

Plans for two artisan markets to be held in Buxton this summer have been slammed by a long-standing trader.

Buxton Market Place

Teens seriously injured in Snake Pass crash

Two teenagers have been seriously injured following an accident in the Peak District today (Wednesday, April 16).

May 30, 1983: Traffic chaos in Bakewell as the bank holiday crowds roll in

VIDEO: Old pictures of the Dales video

Check out these old pictures taken in Matlock and Bakewell in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

May 30, 1983: Traffic chaos in Bakewell as the bank holiday crowds roll in

Tributes paid to All Saints’ Infants School head teacher

A head teacher who was diagnosed with leukaemia while pregnant with her third child has lost her battle against the disease.

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Have your say on ward changes

High Peak residents are being asked to comment on draft plans for new council ward boundaries.

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Derbyshire Dales Easter events

Easter isn’t just about roast lamb and gorging on chocolate – it is also about two weeks off school to explore all that the Dales has to offer.

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Figures for child sex offender arrests revealed

A total of 1,337 people have been arrested for child sex offences in Derbyshire over the last seven years.

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Cyclist injured in Miller’s Dale car crash

A cyclist has sustained serious injuries after colliding with a car near Miller’s Dale on Saturday.

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Workers’100 years service

Four employees at a Peak District jewellery business have clocked up a combined total of 100 years’ service between them.

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Decisions made about primary school places

Parents who have applied to Derbyshire County Council for a primary school place for their child will soon know the outcome.

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Cyclist who hit wall in Castleton named

A cyclist, who died after hitting a wall near Castleton on Saturday, has been identified.

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Derbyshire police and council target rogue traders

Police in Derbyshire have been taking part in a national campaign to target rogue traders and doorstep sellers.

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Youngsters have Easter fun at pre–school

The children and parents of Brassington Pre–school shared a fun–filled morning decorating cakes, making Easter bonnets and painting eggs.

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Car crash in Castleton

Firefighters attended a road traffic collision on Winnats Pass, in Castleton, at about 9.30pm on Friday.

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TV star promotes new comedy club

Shoppers in Matlock were dazzled when a TV star popped into the town centre.

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Chip pan fire in Gamesley house

Firefighters attended a chip pan fire at a house on Bamford Green, Gamesley, on Sunday at about 5.30pm.

Hope Construction Materials has donated a laptop to Peak Forest Playgroup.

Youngsters get to grip with computers thanks to local company

Youngsters at a High Peak playgroup can get a head start with their computer skills thanks to a local company.

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Sixth annual charity ball

A bouffant and bling ball to raise money for charity is taking place in Buxton next month.

Andrew Checkley has twice donated his stem cells for bone marrow transplants and is urging other people to do the same

Minister donates transplant double

A Chesterfield methodist minister who gave two people the chance of life is urging others to follow in his footsteps.

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Mass walk out over Freemason proposal

County councillors walked out of a meeting en masse as a proposal was made for them to declare membership of Freemasons.

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is celebrating its 50th anniversary by holding four open days in Buxton and Dove Holes. Photo contributed.

Buxton invites volunteers to try rescuing

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is celebrating 50 years of service with four open days.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is celebrating its 50th anniversary by holding four open days in Buxton and Dove Holes. Photo contributed.

Concrete water tank is luxury holiday venue

A couple have come up with an unusual new use for a former concrete water tank.

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‘Take pride in your town’ cries group

A community group is calling for residents to take pride in their town. Matlock in Bloom is appealing to people to pick up litter as part of a spring clean. The group claims that if everyone picked up one piece of litter, Matlock would be a better place to live.

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Nature reserve work

Work has started on a £33,000 project to improve the habitats found at the Wye Valley Nature Reserves, near Miller’s Dale.

Steve Nallon, left, as Cissie and Eric Potts as Ada on stage at the Blackpool Grand. Photo contributed.

New Mills’ writer’s comic creations could be nation’s fave

Two comical characters, whose sketches were written by a New Mills scriptwriter, could be named Britain’s best loved double act.

Dan Hopkinson of Waitrose presents a cheque for �235 to members of St Thomas Becket Church in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Supermarket backs church fundraising campaign

A campaign to raise funds towards urgent repairs at an historic Chapel-en-le-Frith church has received backing from Buxton’s Waitrose store.

One of the plants propagated from the ancient yew at Taxal Church, as part of a Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh project. Photo contributed.

Taxal tree used to create heritage hedge

Young plants propagated from an ancient yew tree in Taxal and others around the world are being used to create a unique heritage hedge and important conservation resource at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

One of the plants propagated from the ancient yew at Taxal Church, as part of a Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh project. Photo contributed.

‘Intriguing’ talk given by member’s son

For the third time in recent months Bakewell and District Probus club were entertained by a club member’s son.

The 13 bends between Bakewell and Baslow.

13 bends or not 13 bends, that is the question

The 13 bends road between Bakewell and Baslow has come under question – over its name.

The 13 bends between Bakewell and Baslow.

Police help youth groups

Officers from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team have been working in partnership to improve community youth groups.

The state of Chesterfield skatepark has scome under fire.

‘Messy’ skatepark comes under fire

Residents have hit out at the “disgusting” state of Chesterfield skatepark.


Elisabeth Turner of Treak Cliff Cavern with a Blue John egg

Shelling out for rare Castleton eggs

Castleton’s Treak Cliff Cavern has reported a rise in sales of Blue John stone eggs in time for Easter.

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Mobile speed cameras for the week ahead

Mobile speed cameras will be located on the following routes between Monday, April 14 and Sunday, April 20.

Buxton Nursery celebrating their third outstanding Ofsted report

Hat-trick for Buxton nursery

A Buxton nursery has been graded as outstanding by Ofsted for the third time in a row.

Rob Stordy (right) in the kitchen with students.

Rob’s Midas touch with pastry statue

University of Derby Buxton Chef Lecturer Robert Stordy found the Midas touch by winning a gold medal for a statue sculpted from food.

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Council approves revised High Peak local plan

Councillors voted in favour of publishing a revised version of the controversial High Peak Local Plan at a highly charged meeting in Buxton.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire Alan Charles unveils details of his Crime Prevention Fund

Groups can apply for grant funding

The crime commissioner has appealed to groups to apply for funding.

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Changes to Dales bin collections

Derbyshire Dales residents are being warned to expect changes to their usual waste and recycling collections over Easter.

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Group’s road safety lesson

An officer from Bradwell Safer Neighbourhood Team has educated youngsters in Grindleford about the importance of road safety.

Locals get to grips with the new computers at the Residents of Fairfield Association office.

New computers for Fairfield community

A computer system which will keep a community switched on to the benefits of the online world has been bought thanks to a joint effort by High Peak Mayor Tony Kemp, the University of Derby Buxton and a local business.

Hunt is on to find digital champions for internet boom

Derbyshire County Council is appealing for digital champions to help support people who are new to the internet.

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New Mills Arts Festival’s Town Trail revealed

The venues for this year’s Town Trail during New Mills Arts Festival have been announced.

Buxton PCs John Owen and Caroline Simcock who are taking part in a Run to Remember for charity, in memory of Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.

Buxton PCs’ 250-mile run to remember

A pair of Buxton police officers have raised almost £1,000 for charity by running 500 miles in memory of a policewoman who was killed while on duty in 2012.

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Buxton charity auction set to exceed £6,000 mark

Celebrity auctioneer Adam Partridge brought the hammer down on Rotary Club of Buxton’s successful Promises Auction last week.

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