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Derbyshire County Council granted funds to fix three dangerous roads

Three major Derbyshire roads, which are considered to be among the most dangerous in the UK, are set to be revamped as part of the government’s new ‘Safer Roads Fund’.

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National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

A national public transport organisation is to hold an event in Matlock later this month to show its support for efforts to re-establish rail services on the line towards Buxton.

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Flying ants can cover surfaces

Derbyshire warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

Derbyshire residents are being warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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Off-road vehicles could be banned from the track

DERBYSHIRE: D-day for vehicle ban plan on popular track

Vehicles could soon be banned from a popular track through the Derbyshire countryside.

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New protections could be put in place for the Peak District

Campaign group welcomes review into National Parks so they can be better protected

The Campaign for National Parks charity has welcomed the Westminster Government’s announcement of Julian Glover as the chair of a 21st century “Hobhouse” review into England’s National Parks.

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There has only been ten sightings of 'goblins gold' Schistotega Pennata on record in Derbyshire. Photo: Sam Willis.

Rare 'goblins gold' discovered at High Peak nature reserve

Goblins gold has been found down a rabbit hole at a High Peak nature reserve.

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Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya with Isaac, Olivia, Charlotte, Rowan and Zara. Photo: Julia Williamson.

Blue Peter presenter joins Peak District kids on 'toad patrol'

Kids in a village near Buxton are leading the way in getting close to nature and preserving the nature at an ancient mere.

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Visitors to a Torrs Hydro Open Day. Photo: Steve Essex.

Celebrating ten years of Torrs Hydro in New Mills

Torrs Hydro is set to celebrate 10 years of community-owned renewable energy generation in New Mills this weekend.

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Australian state legislator Rick Colless, centre, visited the Peak District National Park to learn about partnership working between local organisations during a Commonwealth study tour of the UK.

Australian politician visits Peak District to talk natural resources

An Australian legislator was impressed by the work of the Peak District National Park and its partners when he visited on a fact-finding trip.

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Peak District tourism business workshops to push new marketing project

Peak District tourism business workshops to push new marketing project

Peak District tourism business owners have been invited to attend a series of workshops this week to learn about a new overseas marketing project.

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World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

Renowned Matlock wildlife artist, environmentalist and television personality Pollyanna Pickering died last week following a short illness.

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Council chiefs want to hear residents' views on the issue

Have your say on controversial plans to expand Derbyshire quarrying

Council chiefs have unveiled controversial plans for expanding quarrying in Derbyshire.

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Paul Tomlinson director of Peak Rail

Quarry firms and heritage operator consider Peak District railway line

Proposals to revive a disused rail line through the Peak District have moved a step forward, but not the passenger service some have called for.

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RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

The RSPB has ceased its involvement in the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative after the charity claims the multi-partnership project continually failed to improve the fortunes of raptors in the Dark Peak.

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Today has been dubbed Fly Tipping Friday

Fly tipping Friday - mountains of rubbish set to be dumped today

Today is Fly Tipping Friday - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for the illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

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How can you recycle your Christmas waste?

How to recycle your Christmas waste

So that's it, the Christmas and new year celebrations are over and it's back to normal.

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Mike Joseph who has set up a water-powered generator with the help of local school children to power the village Christmas lights.

Bradwell village switch on hydroelectric Christmas lights in UK first

Residents of a Hope Valley village may be dreaming of a wet Christmas, after launching what may be the UK’s first hydro-powered illuminations.

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National Trust Ranger Luke Barley (in red) and Joe Alsop from Natural England near Monsal Dale. Photo: David Bocking.

Peak District conservationists join the battle to avoid ‘ash Armageddon’

As ash woodlands turn to yellow this autumn, National Trust Ranger Luke Barley and his colleagues have reported signs of ash dieback all over the White Peak.

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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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