Reader Melvin Harvey took this photograph of no less than 81 whooper swans at Mapperley Reservoir in Shipley Country Park earlier this year.
This week The Ripley & Heanor News joins the country in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the celebrated Dambusters raid, one of the most daring operations carried out by the RAF during World War II.
Klaxons, wailing swanee whistles, drums and chants of protest were heard as Amber Valley council’s planning board refused a bid to build 79 houses in Codnor.2 comments
Here are some of the latest pictures of times gone by in the area.
As war broke out on the Western Front, horses were commandeered from farms, liveries, hunt stables and private ownership to serve on the front line.
Awards are being handed out here to technology students, we think at South East Derbyshire College, but was it in Heanor or Ilkeston?
Taking part in a production of Oliver are members of the cast of Marlpool URC, which still puts on shows today.
Young disco fans are taking part in a dancing marathon.
Children from a primary school in Selston look to have pushed the boat out when it comes to costumes for this event.
A civic leader and helpers are gathering coal as they attended the Langley Mill Boat Rally at Langley Mill Basin.
A new £3.2 million recycling centre has opened in Somercotes.
The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the renewed focus on economic growth in the Queen’s speech at the state opening of Parliament.
A growing adult and youth learning organisation has strengthened its presence in the East Midlands with the acquisition of a Ripley firm.
Rural firms in Derbyshire are being invited along to two free events that can help them combat spiraling diesel, gas and electricity bills.
A couple have started-up a new business offering people the chance to get involved in some traditional crafts.
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Weather for Belper
Thursday 23 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 11 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 5 C to 10 C
Wind Speed: 21 mph
Wind direction: North east