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COMMENT: “We are calling on Government to give Derbyshire a fairer deal on funding”

Most people know that councils have far less money to spend than they used to – but did you know that Derbyshire is facing an additional problem? Put simply we don’t get our fair share of funding when compared with other councils because of the way...

today, 06:27 in Regional East
 

Buxton Race for Life 2019: Make time for fun-raising with mum

Buxton mums are being urged to support the fight against cancer this Mother’s Day by signing up to one of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events. For the first time, grown-up sons will be able to take part alongside their mothers as the events are...

yesterday, 18:04 in Regional East
 

Fundraising push for new covered arena in Buxton for disabled riders overcomes first hurdle

Volunteers aiming to provide a £140,000 covered equestrian arena in Buxton for disabled riders have cleared their first fundraising hurdle - two weeks ahead of schedule. Members of Buxton-based Helen Atkin Group, Riding for the Disabled (RDA) are...

yesterday, 18:04 in Regional East
 

These are the 11 things that will cost you more money from April 1

Many household bills will be rising as energy companies and local authorities raise their prices in what some are calling Price Hike Day. Here are 11 things you will be paying more for. 1. Mobile network bill Three of the UK's biggest mobile networks...

yesterday, 16:59 in Regional East
 

Historic Buxton building shortlisted in awards which champion UK's best architecture

One of Buxton’s most significant public buildings, which has undergone a major restoration, has been shortlisted for a top award. The Pavilion Gardens’ Octagon and Bench Architects - who were appointed to design and oversee the revamp - have been...

yesterday, 15:12 in Regional East
 

Police apeal to find owner of bike recovered in Derbyshire

Police who recovered a bike as part of an ongoing investigation in Derbyshire are looking to trace the owner. The white and orange Cube mountain bike was recovered at around 5.40pm on March 11. Officers are looking to trace the owner, and would ask...

yesterday, 14:28 in Regional East
 

New book aims to shed light on murder mystery which rocked Derbyshire

Forty-five years after the unsolved murder of Wendy Sewell at Bakewell Cemetery, the creators of a new book and podcast are aiming to shed fresh light on the shocking cold case - and hope our readers can help put the pieces together. Legal secretary...

yesterday, 11:11 in Regional East
 

More than half a million people have signed a petition to 'cancel' Brexit

More than half a million people have signed a petition to 'cancel Brexit' by revoking Article 50. The online petition saw a spike in numbers following Prime Minister Theresa May's speech in Downing Street last night- and support is still growing. The...

yesterday, 09:46 in Regional East
 

Why some Derbyshire couples could lose £7,000 a year from their benefits

Pensioners in Derbyshire who have partners of working age are being urged to contact the county’s welfare rights service after recent rule changes to their benefits. The Department for Work and Pensions announced recently that from May 15, READ MORE:...

yesterday, 09:46 in Regional East
 

'Still feeling warm' in today's weather

Yesterday the region enjoyed soaring temperatures of up to 18°C- but will the warm spell continue into Thursday? Forecasters say it remain dry across our area today (Thursday, March 21). It will be mostly cloudy, but some brighter spells could develop...

yesterday, 08:35 in Regional East
 

When are the Easter school holidays in Derbyshire - do you know your dates?

The Easter holidays are already on the horizon in Derbyshire - but do you know when the schools break-up? Here is a reminder of those important dates so you don’t get caught out. Easter Monday (April 22) falls within the school holidays - but there is...

Wednesday, 15:53 in Regional East
 

Buxton nursery battles back with Good Ofsted

A Buxton nursery has praised the ‘hard work’ of its staff who are ‘over the moon’ with its latest ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted inspectors. Woodlings Nursery had previously been given the watchdog’s lowest-possible rating most notably due to perceived...

Wednesday, 15:25 in Regional East
 

Call for more funding to tackle knife crime

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says more money is needed from the government to tackle knife crime, after two teenage boys were injured with a knife at the Pavilion Gardens’ multi-storey car park in Buxton. The 17-year-olds - who were not...

Wednesday, 15:14 in Regional East
 

Firefighters tackle roof fire near Buxton

Firefighters were called to Monyash to reports of a fire in the roof of a property. Crews from Buxton and Wirksworth arrived at the scene, at The Square, at around 12.35pm this afternoon (Wednesday, March 20). They gained access by using two short...

Wednesday, 14:53 in Regional East
 

Hundreds of Derbyshire children not getting MMR vaccine due to ‘fake news’ on social media

Hundreds of children in Derbyshire are not fully vaccinated against MMR – as the NHS warned vaccine deniers are gaining traction on social media. Across England, take-up of the vaccine has fallen, with NHS chief executive Simon Stevens blaming...

Wednesday, 14:53 in Regional East
 
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