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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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A scene from Mat's Derbyshire Dales video.

VIDEO: Derbyshire Dales captured in stunning ‘4k’ detail

The Derbyshire Dales is a truly stunning place.

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Teams on site dealing with the spillage. Photo - Environment Agency.

Joint working praised after oil spillage in Derbyshire

A cooking oil spill in Derbyshire has had no environmental impact, it has been confirmed.

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Campaigners have criticised a move to sell off woodlands in the Peak District National Park

Sale of Peak Park woodlands is sign of growing "privatisation" of countryside, campaigners say

Campaigners have said the sale of woodlands in the Peak District National Park is a sign of a growing "privatisation" of the countryside.

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Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton’s new-look visitor centre has officially reopened following a £330,000 refurbishment by the Peak District National Park Authority.

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From left: Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Sarah Fowler, Countryfile's John Craven, Lord Lieutenant William Tucker and authority chair Lesley Roberts opened the revamped Castleton Visitor Centre.

Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton’s new-look visitor centre has officially reopened following a £330,000 refurbishment by the Peak District National Park Authority.

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Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

The long-awaited £12million redevelopment of a historic Peak District business park is set to start, promising jobs, facilities and a 72-bed hotel.

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Peak District woods being 'sold off to highest bidder', campaigners claim

Campaigners claim the Peak District National Park authority is 'selling off' woods to the 'highest bidder'.
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Sphagnum moss trial planting at Nether Hey, above Howden Reservoir: Richard Vink with some of the 'slime' gel used to coat moss pellets. Photo: David Bocking.

Peak District peat bogs restoration leads a ‘green revolution’

The bogs of the Peak District moors are changing, thanks to a ‘green revolution’ led by scientists from the Moors for the Future Partnership trying to restore miles of peat polluted by the industrial revolution.

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The Waterswallows Waste and Recycling Site

Derbyshire tip charges removed by new Conservative leadership

Charges for residents taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres have been removed.

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Volunteer ranger Angela Pilcher checking the size of a nest 'cork' against the hole of a kit nest box. Photo: National Trust/David Bocking.

Popping corks for the arrival of rare Peak District visitors

A team of National Trust rangers are preparing to ‘uncork’ new homes for more than 30 migrant couples arriving in the Peak District this spring.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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Taddington Camping Barn.

Charity severs link with small businesses

Businesses which provide low-cost access to the Derbyshire countryside could be forced to close after a charity withdrew its support.

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Flytipping is on the increase across the East Midlands.

Council spend £60,000 on flytipping in the High Peak but dished out £0 in fines

Council chiefs spent £15,000 investigating local flytipping last year - but the culprits were fined nothing at all.

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Building waste.

Council to charge for disposal of building and demolition waste at recycling centres

Charges for people taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres will start soon.

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The High Peak Trail.

Narrow sections of Peak District trail to be improved

Work to widen and resurface part of a Peak District trail is due to get underway.

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Tree felling along High Peak Trail sparks criticism

Experts have felled 25 trees on the High Peak Trail.

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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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