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Council urging travellers to move onto Derbyshire car park

A family of travellers which has been camping in Ashbourne town centre will be urged to move to Matlock Bath. In a passionate meeting, Derbyshire Dales councillors agreed a plan to make the overspill car park at Matlock Bath train station a “temporary...

today, 17:04 in Regional East
 

Theresa May could be delaying tomorrow’s key Brexit vote

The BBC is reporting that Theresa May could be delaying a vital vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement which is scheduled to take place tomorrow (December 11). The Prime Minister is expected to give a speech outside Downing Street at 3.30pm today,...

yesterday, 07:39 in Regional East
 

How long should you keep your child off school when they are sick?

Winter is the time of year when illnesses can spread quickly, especially around schools. From sniffles and colds to more serious afflictions like chicken pox, schools can be like petri dishes this time of year. So if your little one is feeling under...

Tuesday, 14:16 in Regional East
 

Is your Derbyshire MP backing Theresa May’s Brexit deal?

It’s more than two years since the UK voted to leave the European Union and MPs are finally set to head into the House of Commons for a crunch vote on Theresa May’s controversial Brexit deal. Scroll down... Derbyshire County Council leader hits back...

Monday, 13:45 in Regional East
 

Eastern Moors trainee wins National Parks youth volunteer award

A young green campaigner who began volunteering in the Peak District after leaving mainstream education due to an autism disorder has won a prestigious national award. Osian Wilson, 17, was named Young Volunteer of the Year at the UK National Parks...

6 December 2018 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire Dales council puts Hall Leys Park buildings up for lease

Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting businesses, charities and other groups to consider taking over disused facilities at Hall Leys Park. The council is welcoming expressions of interest from any organisation who might wish to occupy the...

5 December 2018 in Regional East
 

Northern extending penalty fares scheme to include Hope Valley rail route

A scheme is being rolled out along a key Derbyshire rail route later this week in a bid to clamp down on fare dodgers. Designed to discourage people from travelling on trains without first paying for their tickets, the penalty fares scheme will be...

5 December 2018 in Regional East
 

This is where mobile speed cameras will be located in Derbyshire this week - in pictures

This is where they will be located at various times until December 5. Photos are for illustration purposes and do not denote exact location of spped cameras. B6056 Eckington other Buy a Photo A5111 Derby other Buy a Photo A619 Chesterfield other Buy a...

3 December 2018 in Regional East
 

Fire crews free driver caught in two vehicle collision in Wirksworth

Fire crews from Wirksworth and Matlock attended a road traffic collision in Wirksworth this afternoon. They were called to Harrison Drive at around 2.45pm, together with the other emergency services, following an incident involving two vehicles. A...

3 December 2018 in Regional East
 

Why Derbyshire child has been left ‘without a school’

A Derbyshire child with learning disabilities has been left with just five hours’ education a week due to severe delays at Derbyshire County Council. Twelve-year-old Harvey Jacombs, from Langley Mill, has had his education stalled for two years...

2 December 2018 in Regional East
 

Find out what ‘Donald Trump’, a pork chop and a bag of condoms have in common in the East Midlands

A cardboard cut-out of Donald Trump, a pork chop, and a bag of condoms were among the 38 million items left behind on East Midlands Trains last year. Passengers on these trains are said to be the most forgetful in the country - according to a new...

1 December 2018 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire County Council leader hits back at ‘absolute cheek’ of NHS funding claims

A claim that Derbyshire has been given an easy ride over health cuts was rejected by the leader of the county council who declared it ‘an absolute cheek’. Councillor Barry Lewis said the comments made to the council’s health scrutiny committee by NHS...

1 December 2018 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire Dales council to vote on waste and recycling changes

Derbyshire Dales District Council will meet next week to vote on recommendations for its new waste and recycling contract, including a charge for garden waste collections. The new contract will come into force in August 2020 but the council recently...

30 November 2018 in Regional East
 


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