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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Derbyshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

Derbyshire farmers are being asked to keep their poultry indoors to help prevent an outbreak of a highly-infectious strain of avian flu which has been found in Europe.

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Birdwatchers are out in force in Beeley. Picture: Brian Eyre.

Hundreds flock to Beeley to spot rare Asian bird

A rare bird from Asia has been spotted in the Peak District.
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Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Whilst winter is something that much of the human population finds annoying, for our wildlife it is something to genuinely fear. For them, there’s no escape from it.

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Mother and daughter Chris and Anika Drews, who graduated in the same subject on the same day from the University of Derby. L-R Anika and Chris.

Whaley Bridge mum and daughter celebrate double graduation

A mother and daughter from Whaley Bridge are looking forward to graduation after taking top honours on a pioneering university degree.

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Police Commissioner out to tackle fish poachers

Police Commissioner out to tackle fish poachers

Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has been out on patrol with Safer Neighbourhood officers to help deter poachers from rivers in the Derbyshire Dales.

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WATCH: Smelly, STD-plagued, Asian ladybirds take over Derbyshire garage

A Derbyshire businessman had a shock when he found a loveliness of Harlequin ladybirds in his garage.

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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
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ENJOYING LIFE AGAIN -- happy users of the Beardwood Natural Living Project at the farms picnic area.

Cash boost for High Peak farm that helps drug and alcohol addicts recover

A project, based in High Peak, that helps people recover from alcohol or drug addiction is to receive a share of nearly £200,000 worth of funding from Derbyshire County Council.

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Birds of prey such as Peregrines are protected by law.

Young peregrine falcon shot in Peak District

Police have launched an investigation after a young peregrine falcon died after being shot in the Peak District National Park.

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CULLING badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB in cattle, says Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Wildlife charity condemns decision to cull more badgers

A decision by the government to extend badger culling has been strongly condemned by a Derbyshire conservation charity.

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Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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Hen harriers are on the brink of extinction in England.

Peak protest highlights plight of hen harrier

Scores of protesters have descended on the Peak District to highlight the plight of a bird of prey.

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Outlook bright for Buxton climate station as volunteers save the day

Outlook bright for Buxton climate station as volunteers save the day

The outlook is brightening for the official Buxton weather station again, after a team of volunteer climatologists answered an appeal for help.

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Firm pledges more than £100,000 to boost Peak District conservation efforts

Firm pledges more than £100,000 to boost Peak District conservation efforts

A leading Buxton employer has shown its commitment to the Peak District with a generous donation to support local conservation efforts.

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Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit northern England and the East Midlands later this week.

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WEEKEND WEATHER: Chilly and drizzly in Derbyshire

A cold and wet few days have been forecast for Derbyshire this weekend.

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Monsal Head by Villager Jim.

What are the best views in Derbyshire?

We all know that Derbyshire is blessed with some of the finest scenery in the country and the weekend’s sunny spring weather was showing it off at its very best.

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