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Duo volunteer with In Bloom on DofE mission

Two Highfields School students have volunteered to help spruce up the streets of Darley Dale in a bid to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE). Year nine students Sylvie and June have joined the Darley Dale In Bloom society where they have been d

today, 13:12 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire still high risk area for bird flu

The county will remain on high alert for bird flu until at least the end of April, government officials say. Restrictions were meant to be lifted at the end of February however a new map from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs shows w

today, 12:45 in Regional East
 

WEATHER: It’s going to be wet and windy

The Met Office has said the weather for today - Sunday, February 26 - will be wet and windy. It will be a largely dry, sometimes bright morning, then cloudier with occasionally heavy rain and strong winds during the afternoon and evening. This will lead

today, 07:11 in Regional East
 

Urgent recall for gas hobs which could explode

Two major cooker retailers have issued an urgent recall over safety fears that gas is leaking which could cause an explosion. Both Bosch and Neff have issued the safety warning as there is a risk that the built-in units can explode in some circumstances

today, 06:36 in Regional East
 

Once-shy Cadet to inspire youngsters

A once-shy adult volunteer has described how she enjoys inspiring young people in her community to reach their personal goals and learn new skills. Staff sergeant instructor Laura Gardener, 28, volunteers with Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) and credit

yesterday, 17:24 in Regional East
 

WEATHER: Patchy rain and heavy cloud

The Met Office has said today - Saturday, February 25 will be, windy and cloudy with outbreaks of rain. It will be a cloudy day with occasionally heavy rain at times although there may be some drier, brighter periods throughout the day. There will be str

yesterday, 15:26 in Regional East
 

Rotary Bakewell back cow charity

Rotary Bakewell hosted an event to raise cash for international charity Send a Cow. The club held the event on February 18, which included a pie and pea supper and music from Ashlea Guitar Duo. The club was delighted that Phil Nott and Paul Rennie, repre

yesterday, 15:26 in Regional East
 

Be warned: new phone scam on its way here

Phone scammers are set to try and dupe unwary residents in the East Midlands with a new telephone fraud. People have been urged to hang up if their phone rings and someone asks “Can you hear me?” as their answer to this simple question from an unknown ca

yesterday, 13:18 in Regional East
 

Ribbonwalk set to return to the Peak District

This year take a step forward for people affected by breast cancer and take part in Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk when it returns to the Peak District in June. The charity is inviting women, men and children to sign up now and start training for a

yesterday, 13:18 in Regional East
 

Ribbonwalk set to return to the Peak District

This year take a step forward for people affected by breast cancer and take part in Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk when it returns to the Peak District in June. The charity is inviting women, men and children to sign up now and start training for a

yesterday, 10:45 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: Lent is a time to break bad habits

Jews have the Days of Awe leading to Yom Kippur, Muslims have Ramadan, people of all faiths and none have detox periods like Dry January – and Christians have Lent. I hate Lent! Why? Because it leaves me with no more excuses. No excuse to ignore my bad a

yesterday, 10:45 in Regional East
 

WATCH: 10 of the most viewed Storm Doris videos

Storm Doris battered the UK yesterday and much of it was captured on video. From planes struggling to land to trees falling in roads and narrowly missing motorists and paddling pools and trampolines taking flight, we look at ten of the most viewed Storm

yesterday, 09:31 in Regional East
 

REVEALED: Derbyshire primary schools set to gain and lose funding

A new Government-proposed funding formula would see schools across the county gain and lose money. The Derbyshire Times reported that Spire Juniors in Chesterfield was facing the biggest funding cuts in the county.

yesterday, 09:31 in Regional East
 

FRACKING: We put YOUR questions to representatives from INEOS - part two

Representatives from INEOS visited the Derbyshire Times this week to answer your questions live on Facebook about fracking. We’ll be bringing you the question and answer session in a number of parts on our website over the coming days and you can also se

Friday, 17:44 in Regional East
 

Once-shy cadet to inspire youngsters

A once-shy adult volunteer has described how she enjoys inspiring young people in her community to reach their personal goals and learn new skills. Staff Sergeant Instructor Laura Gardener, 28, volunteers with Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) and credit

Friday, 14:50 in Regional East
 
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