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High Peak MP warns over impact of free nursery places

Offering more free nursery places for children could threaten the future of some early years providers, High Peak MP Ruth George has said.

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Changes could be coming at Matlock fire station as Derbyshire Fire and Rescue seek to cut costs.

Derbyshire fire service launch public consultation on station staffing

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has launched a public consultation on options to change the way Glossop and Matlock fire stations are staffed by firefighters.

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Derbyshire MPs were asked for their views on the President's re-tweet and the issue of his State Visit to the UK

Should President Trump still visit UK? Derbyshire MP's have their say

We asked Derbyshire MPs what they thought about calls to deny Donald Trump the honour of State Visit to Britain following his controversial tweets and criticism of Prime Minister Teresa May.

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Curbar Edge in the Peak District. Picture by Jason Chadwick.

Brexit could 'damage' Peak District National Park

Brexit could leave the Peak District National Park 'struggling to make ends meet', according to pro-EU campaigners.
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Polling day is Thursday November 9.

High Peak voters to elect two new councillors

Voters in two areas of the High Peak are set to go to the polls later this week.

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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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Derbyshire County Council needs to save 85million by 2022.

Derbyshire County Council 'needs to cut extra £5m after Tory spending'

Derbyshire County Council must cut an extra £5million because of Tory spending over the last three months, it has been claimed.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Ian Stephenson.

Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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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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High Peak MP Ruth George outside the Cavendish Hospital.

MP COLUMN: Moving hospital care for dementia patients is unacceptable

I attended the meeting at County Hall in Matlock, together with campaigners from High Peak and across North Derbyshire, to see the decision of the Clinical Commissioning Board (CCG) on the future of Spencer and Fenton wards at the Cavendish.

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The leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Berry Lewis.

Derbyshire plans to spend extra cash on roads and public transport under proposed new budget

An extra £6m to improve roads and a £3m boost to public transport are among changes being proposed in a revised budget that Derbyshire County Council is considering.

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Ruth George is the new Labour MP for High Peak

MP COLUMN: Public sector pay cap is morally indefensible

Last week was a week of firsts; I made my ‘Maiden Speech’ in Parliament and I also made my first vote. I supported lifting the one per cent cap on annual pay rises for public sector workers. However, despite Labour’s amendment, the DUP and Conservatives voted to keep the pay cap by 323 to 309.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Three Derbyshire constituencies changed hands in last week's general election.

ELECTION 2017: Young and older voters were a potent combination

Three out of 11 constituencies changed hands across Derbyshire last week.

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Staffordshire Moorlands MP Karen Bradley.

Karen Bradley reappointed as culture secretary in Theresa May's cabinet

Staffordshire Moorlands MP Karen Bradley has retained her position as UK culture secretary in Theresa May's cabinet.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

POLL: Would you like to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he can 'still be Prime Minister' - amid calls for a second General Election.
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Prime Minister Theresa May.

MAY POLL: Should the Prime Minister stand down?

After failing to deliver a Conservative majority in Thursday's General Election, Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign.
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East Midlands Chamber : 2015 East Midlands International Trade Expo & Conference (E-ITEC) : Photograph by �Lionel Heap 07977 597674.

General Election 2017: Business chief slams ‘yet more uncertainty’ from hung parliament

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire business leaders says the outcome of the General Election means ‘yet more uncertainty’ for the country.

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What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

Britain has a hung parliament, after Labour’s surge in the polls made it impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

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