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Small dip in number of people in full or part-time work in Derbyshire

The employment rate in Derbyshire has fallen over the past year, despite rising to record highs in the UK. New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the number of people in either part-time or full-time employment in...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East
 

High Peak food waste bag trial could be expanded to other areas

The county council is set to spend £26,000 rolling out free food waste bag trials to tackle the mounting cost of sending 57,000 tonnes of leftovers to landfill each year. In January, Derbyshire County Council spent £3,338 – alongside High Peak Borough...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East
 

Missing Buxton man found safe

A Buxton man who went missing earlier in the week has been found safe and well. Paul Whitworth who was reported missing on Wednesday, July 18 has been found today, Friday, July 20. A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said: “Missing Buxton man Paul...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Fairfield Juniors win Spirit of the Games award at Quad Kids’ final

Fairfield Endowed Junior School represented the High Peak in the Quad Kids Derbyshire School Games finals held at St Mary’s College near Sheffield. The school achieved a very respectable third place. The Fairfield team also won the Spirit of the Games...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Action Fraud issues warning over scam Amazon email

A fake phishing Amazon email is doing the rounds asking people for their personal details warns charity Action Fraud. A spokesman for Action Fraud UK said: “We’ve had an increased number of reports about these fake emails purporting to be from Amazon....

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Six beds ‘blocked’ in Derbyshire hospitals per day

On an average day in hospitals across Derbyshire, six beds are occupied by patients who no longer need to stay in hospital, according to figures from NHS England. In May, the latest month for which figures are available, patients at the trust spent a...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Concern over access to new Whaley Bridge homes site

Campaigners have branded a decision to have only one access road for a new 107-home development in Whaley Bridge as ‘bonkers’. High Peak Borough Council’s Development Control Committee met on Monday to discuss a variation of conditions to an outline...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Man found guilty of hunting hares with a dog in Derbyshire

A man who was photographed using a dog to hunt and kill hares in the High Peak has been fined £1,500. The trail of Dean Sheratt, from Wesion Coyney in Stoke-on-Trent took place at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 17. Distressing Image...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

IN PICTURES: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ snaps July 20 Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

£15m housing development planned for former college site in Buxton

Plans for a new £15m housing development in Harpur Hill on the site of the former High Peak College have been submitted. Persimmon Homes North West is seeking full planning permission to build 155 new residential properties on the 13-acre site bounded...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Just how hot WILL it get in Derbyshire next week?

With forecasters talking of record-breaking temperatures of over 35 degrees next week, just how hot WILL it get here in Derbyshire? Whilst the forecast for this part of the world doesn’t look to be quite as road-meltingly hot as that, it is still...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

High Peak council scraps plan to sell Buxton community farm

Campaigners fighting to save a Buxton community farm are feeling overjoyed today, after High Peak Borough Council scrapped plans to sell the land. The council met with farm director Madeline Hall and Mike Monaghan of Buxton Civic Association on...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Ongoing incident in Stockport affecting trains between Manchester and Buxton

Rail services between Buxton and Manchester continue to face disruption this evening due to an ongoing incident near Stockport. Buxton line services have been starting from, or terminating at, Stockport, with operator Northern warning customers of...

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional East
 

Buxton Carnival duck race raises over £2,000 for good causes

Buxton & District Lions has thanked carnival revellers for their support in helping raise over £2,000 through this year’s duck race. The event saw 2,300 yellow plastic ducks released into the slow-moving waters of the River Wye in the Pavilion...

Thursday, 17:19 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire one of the safest counties in the country, according to Home Office stats

Total reported crime in Derbyshire rose by three per cent during the year to March 2018; significantly lower than the national and regional picture. Across England and Wales, crime rose by 13 per cent. For the East Midlands as a region, the rise was...

Thursday, 17:19 in Regional East
 
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