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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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High Peak MP Ruth George

High Peak’s Labour MP Ruth George reflects on busy first year in the job

“I never want to look back at my time as an MP and think I could have done more,” reflects Ruth George after 12 months in the High Peak parliamentary hotseat

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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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Twin towns of Buxton and Oignies celebrate 50 years of friendship

Twin towns of Buxton and Oignies celebrate 50 years of friendship

Bonds of a historic friendship which spans the English Channel were reaffirmed last month, as the towns of Buxton and Oignies celebrated a half-century of twinning.

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The bandstand at Buxton's Pavilion Gardens.

Buxton's Pavilion Gardens could change 'beyond recognition', council chief fears

A council chief fears Buxton's Pavilion Gardens could change 'beyond recognition' if the attraction is 'offloaded' to the private sector.
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Charles Lawley

Former High Peak parliamentary hopeful switches party allegiance

A former Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the High Peak has announced his defection to the Conservatives.

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Is it time for the government to take over the running of our railways?

RUTH GEORGE MP: Yet more disappointment for Northern's long-suffering rail commuters

Having been promised improved rail services in the May timetable from last week, long-suffering passengers on Northern Rail have suffered yet more disappointment.
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Anne Western

DERBYSHIRE: Fiery debate over library consultation

A fiery debate over the county council’s plans to hand over 20 libraries to volunteers took place at the authority’s Matlock headquarters this afternoon.

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Council leader Barry Lewis

DERBYSHIRE: Council spends thousands on new role

The county council has agreed to spend £37,000 each year by creating a new role to assist the Conservative leadership in key decision-making.

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The leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, Tricia Gilby.

Derbyshire council leaders’ dismay at ‘super council’ talks snub

Two Derbyshire council leaders have expressed their dismay about being left out of initial talks to form an East Midlands ‘super-council’.

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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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Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

Derbyshire council chief pocketed more than £200k in a year

Mystery surrounds the identity of a Derbyshire council chief who pocketed more than £200,000 in the space of a year.

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The Taxpayers' Alliance releases its Town Hall Rich List every year.

List reveals Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100k in 2016-17

A list has revealed the Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100,000 during 2016-17.

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Derbyshire County Council's head office in Matlock

DERBYSHIRE: Council could lose decision-making powers

Planners fear being stripped of their powers to control mining schemes in Derbyshire.

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High Peak MP Ruth George

DERBYSHIRE: War of words over libraries

A Labour Derbyshire MP has been called “dishonest” by the county council’s Tory leader as a “war of words” broke out over libraries.

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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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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Tory leader accuses Labour MP of misleading public over Derbyshire library plans

The Conservative leader of Derbyshire County Council has insisted no libraries will close on his watch.

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High Peak MP Ruth George, pictured with campaigners outside Hadfield Library.

MP pledges to fight Derbyshire library cuts

High Peak MP Ruth George said she was "disappointed, but not surprised" after Derbyshire County Council voted to proceed with a consultation on cuts to libraries across the county.
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Barry Lewis

DERBYSHIRE: Council “not all about cuts”

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has dismissed claims that the authority is out to make a habit of funding cuts after waving through plans which could see 20 libraries handed over to volunteers and 13 bus routes reduced.

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