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Nando's store manager Craig Clare with his staff.

Jobs boost for Chesterfield as Nando’s opens its doors

Nando’s in Chesterfield has opened its doors – creating 30 jobs for the town.


Ashya King.

Derbyshire charity in Ashya King £50k donation probe

A Chesterfield charity is embroiled in a national media storm – after the family of Ashya King said it failed to deliver its promises of help.

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A woodland spa haven awaits you

After a stressful week at work, a little time out at the Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa was just what the doctor ordered.

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Man injured in armed raid on Derbyshire store

A staff member was left with head injuries after armed robbers raided a convenience store.

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Matlock group to speak at town forum

Residents will get an opportunity to hear at first-hand about the new community-led approach to an important part of Matlock town centre.

Knit and Natter group at Wirksworth Library have collectively knitted a giant poppy. Pictured l-r is Christine Stone, Carol Lewis, Judy Bunting and Jeannette Taylor.

Wirksworth knitting group creates giant poppy

A group has been knitting hard to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by service men and women during the Great War.

Knit and Natter group at Wirksworth Library have collectively knitted a giant poppy. Pictured l-r is Christine Stone, Carol Lewis, Judy Bunting and Jeannette Taylor.

Derbyshire Dales: Hero girls honoured with lifesaver awards

It was an emotional evening for a pair of young heroes as they were presented with awards for their bravery two years after an horrific crash.

Knit and Natter group at Wirksworth Library have collectively knitted a giant poppy. Pictured l-r is Christine Stone, Carol Lewis, Judy Bunting and Jeannette Taylor.

Derbyshire Bonfire Night displays – LIST OF EVENTS

It’s nearly that time of the year again when Derbyshire’s skies come alive with the sights and sounds of fireworks.

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Derbyshire police supports online safety campaign

Police in Derbyshire are supporting a national campaign to help people stay safe online.

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Derbyshire weather: Chilly start with sunny spells

A chilly start to the morning will see some sunny spells give way to clouds.


Derbyshire traffic: Congestion on A61

Commuters face congestion on the southbound carriageway of the A61 between the Little Eaton Island and Pentagon Island.

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Derbyshire: Tips on how to have a safe and fire free Diwali

Firefighters are calling for all those celebrating Diwali this Thursday to have a safe and happy day.

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Derbyshire fire service to receive extra £1.5million

A lifesaving service is celebrating after being awarded £1.5million extra funding from the Government.

Christine Davis of Matlock with the plaque and letter relating to the Great War which she is hoping to get back to the owner's family.

Ten year search for family of fallen Darley Dale soldier

A mysterious discovering in an old chest of drawers has led an antiques dealer on a ten-year search for the family of a fallen soldier.


Hurricane Gonzalo as seen from the International Space Station.

Remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit Derbyshire video

Winds exceeding 40mph have been recorded in parts of Derbyshire this morning as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the county.

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Derbyshire weather: Windy with scattered showers

It’s time to get to get the winter warmers out as high winds gusting up to 55mph and scattered showers throughout the day make Derbyshire feel very cold today.

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Traffic: Safety warning as high winds hit Derbyshire

Motorists are advised to be careful on the roads today due to high winds expected to last throughout the day.

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Woman becomes trapped while out walking in Monyash

Mountain rescue teams and emergency services helped a woman after she became trapped while out walking in Monyash.

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Firefighters battle washing machine blaze in Hope Valley

Firefighters have battled a blaze in a washing machine.

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Halley’s Comet set to light up Derbyshire’s night sky

Halley’s Comet is set to light up Derbyshire’s night sky.

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Hurricane Gonzalo.

VIDEO: Watch as Hurricane Gonzalo hurtles towards Derbyshire video

Damaging gales and driving rain are set to batter Derbyshire as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo strike.

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Night-time crash leaves car hanging perilously over edge of notorious Derbyshire road

A car was left hanging perilously over the edge of a notorious Derbyshire road after a night-time crash saw it smash through a wall.

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Derbyshire speed cameras for the week ahead – FULL LIST OF LOCATIONS

Mobile speed cameras will be located on the following routes between Monday, October 20 and Sunday, October 26.

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Derbyshire weather forecast

It will be generally cloudy this morning, with scattered showers, especially over the Peak District. This afternoon the showers will become isolated and lighter and many places will become dry with some bright or sunny intervals developing. Temperatures will be slightly above normal but it will be breezy. Maximum temperature 15C.

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Derbyshire travel update – GRIDLOCK ON M1

Here are the main problems on the roads this morning.

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Families urged to find Peak science answers

Discover what makes the Peak District National Park a special place at two fun science events this autumn.

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Long Eaton: Officer suffers whiplash after stolen van rams police car

A police officer was left with whiplash when a stolen van rammed the side of their car.

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Matlock’s snap happy winners revealed

Matlock’s finest amateur photographers have been chosen as winners in an annual contest.

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Matlock 90-year-old is a winner in gardening contest

A garden–lover was ‘delighted’ to get first place in a gardening competition – at the age of 90.

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Safety advice for rural Derbyshire roads

A road safety organisation is offering Dales motorists advice on how to stay safe on rural roads.

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My shame: by ex Sheffield United star Ched Evans

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has said he is “ashamed” of his actions - but expressed no remorse for his crime as he continues to protest his innocence, claims a report today.


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Peak District half term events

Families are invited to make the most of half term with a range of events throughout the national park.

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Derbyshire: Cash boost for school sport

Sports facilities at a primary school will be improved thanks to £30,000 of funding.

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Lost Derbyshire mountaineers return to base camp

Unconfirmed reports are that three Derbyshire mountaineers who have been missing for several days in Nepal have returned safely to base camp.

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Cromford’s historic homes opened

The Dales’ history will be laid bare for members of the public to explore.

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Four by four loaned to project

A social enterprise has been chosen to receive a year–long loan of a Land Rover to support the rural community.

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Peak restaurant named one of UK’s best

A Peak District restaurant has been named one of the top eateries in the UK.

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Volunteers celebrate raising nearly £160,000 for charity

Charity workers are celebrating after raising nearly £160,000 for a cause close to their hearts.

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Pedal through the Peak District on a hired trike

It’s three and easy for visitors to the national park, following the delivery of four new lightweight tricycles.

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Friends and fans back Derbyshire Apprentice star James Hill – after The Sun brands him a “vicious thug”

Friends and fans of Apprentice star James Hill have defended the Chesterfield businessman – after The Sun launched a front-page attack on him.

Dee Sedani, Matlock, Derbyshire.
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Matlock store is named one of the best in the country

A Matlock shop has been named one of the best news and convenience stores in the UK at a leading event for independent retailers.

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McDonald’s granted permission for signs in Matlock

McDonald’s has been granted permission to put up illuminated and non–illuminated signs outside its new restaurant in Bakewell Road, Matlock. Derbyshire Dales District Council’s planning committee approved the proposal in a meeting this month.

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VIDEO: Ex Sheffield United star Ched Evans to make video statement video

Ched Evans is to make a “very personal and profound statement” in a video on his web site next week, following his release from jail today.

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Matlock Bath Illuminations under review by the council

The council is reviewing how it delivers the famous Matlock Bath Illuminations in its ongoing evaluation of services.

Crime on the Fylde coast is up five per cent.

Derbyshire: Police unite against slavery

The five East Midlands police forces are uniting in the fight against modern slavery.

Crime on the Fylde coast is up five per cent.

Derbyshire Apprentice star James Hill branded “vicious thug” by national newspaper

Chesterfield’s Apprentice star James Hill is today splashed across the front page of The Sun.

Ched Evans leaving Wymott Prison near Leyland in Lancashire

LATEST: Ex Sheffield United convicted rapist Ched Evans released from prison

Disgraced former Sheffield United player Ched Evans is believed to have walked free from prison just before 5am today.

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Derbyshire weather - Autumn showers followed by sunny spells

There will be a few autumn showers this morning throughout the county that will die away to reveal some sunny spells.

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Derbyshire Apprentice star James Hill hits national headlines – for his tight underwear

Chesterfield businessman James Hill is through to the second week of The Apprentice – and hitting headlines nationally for his tight underwear.

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Hundreds of Derbyshire police officers and stations face axe, top cop says

Derbyshire’s top cop has warned the county’s police force is being plunged back in time because of “unprecedented” budget cuts.


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