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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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MP Ruth George with campaigners

DERBYSHIRE: Petition launched over library cuts plan

A Derbyshire MP has launched a petition over proposed cuts to the county’s library service, fearing the changes will hit people on low incomes the hardest.

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Pauline Latham, Conservative MP for Mid Derbyshire.

MP launches scathing attack on Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

An MP has launched a scathing attack on Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

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Derbyshire County Council currently runs 45 libraries.

Derbyshire County Council unveils proposed changes to libraries

Twenty Derbyshire libraries could be taken over and managed by local people, it has emerged.
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Winter weather has taken a terrible toll on local roads

Council welcomes £2million boost to fix Derbyshire’s potholed roads

Derbyshire County Council has welcomed a £2m plus Government injection in its drive to fix the county’s potholes.

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Jeremy Corbyn during a recent visit to Derbyshire.

ANTI-SEMITISM ROW: Derbyshire Tory leader brands Jeremy Corbyn's mural comments 'simply horrific'

Derbyshire County Council's Conservative leader has claimed the Labour Party is 'lost' - after Jeremy Corbyn became embroiled in an anti-Semitism row.

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Date:26th April 2010.'Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, visiting Leeds, at The Light, supporting the conservative party election campaign.

POLL: Will World Cup echo 1936 Berlin Olympics?

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stirred up controversy this week by likening this summer’s World Cup in Russia to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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Hansons Auctioneers valuer Jim Spencer poses with the cigar butt smoked by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill’s cigar butt up for sale at Derbyshire auctioneers

A cigar butt once smoked by Winston Churchill is to be sold at auction by the Belper man whose father received it as a treasured gift.

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Tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is to benefit from a new �1million project promoting holidays in England to the German market.

Peak District tourist board to target German holidaymakers in £1m plan

Regional tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is to share in a new £1million project to attract more visitors from mainland Europe.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Alfreton. Picture by Brian Eyre.

Derbyshire County Council’s leader raises concerns about Jeremy Corbyn’s past membership of controversial Facebook group

Labour has declined to comment after Derbyshire County Council’s leader raised concerns about how Jeremy Corbyn used to be a member of a controversial online group.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Alfreton. Picture by Brian Eyre.

During Derbyshire visit, Jeremy Corbyn says he left Facebook group with 'anti-Semitic' content

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he 'removed himself' from a closed Facebook group which allegedly included anti-Semitic posts.

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