Somme sculpture approved for Belper Memorial Gardens

Plans for a stunning new memorial sculpture for Belper’s First World War dead are moving forward after winning support from civic leaders.

Councillors will discuss the Local Plan at a meeting in Ripley next week.

Council prepare Local Plan for public consultation

Members of Amber Valley Borough Council will meet next week to put the finishing touches on an draft plan for the borough’s next decade.

Pauline Latham MP (left) watches a demonstration of a new ivory fingerprinting powder to help catch poachers.

Mid Derbyshire MP presses Government over ivory ban

Mid Derbyshire’s MP has stepped up her efforts to end the ivory trade with a fact-finding session on techniques to catch criminal dealers.

An artist's impression of the new Belper River Gardens Tearooms.

Belper Tearooms project nears formal planning stage

A social enterprise group working to revitalise Belper River Gardens have met to discuss the latest developments on the new tearooms project.

Shot in Shining Cliff Woods near Ambergate, landscape photographer Jeff Mander says this is one of his favourite woodland shots.

Landscape photography show opens new Belper gallery space

A Derbyshire photographer has become the first artist to exhibit work in a new gallery space at Strutt’s Mill with his stunning wooded landscapes.

Pauline Latham MP has backed tighter controls on ivory sales to protect elephants from the threat of extinction.

Mid Derbyshire MP backs tougher laws on ivory trade

Mid Derbyshire’s MP has joined calls to end the UK’s ivory trade during a House of Commons debate triggered by a 100,000 signature petition.

Belper reaches finals of Britain in Bloom competition

Belper reaches finals of Britain in Bloom competition

Belper has been selected to represent the East Midlands region in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017.


BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Derbyshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

Derbyshire farmers are being asked to keep their poultry indoors to help prevent an outbreak of a highly-infectious strain of avian flu which has been found in Europe.

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Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Whilst winter is something that much of the human population finds annoying, for our wildlife it is something to genuinely fear. For them, there’s no escape from it.

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WATCH: Smelly, STD-plagued, Asian ladybirds take over Derbyshire garage

A Derbyshire businessman had a shock when he found a loveliness of Harlequin ladybirds in his garage.

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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
River Gardens tearoom fundraising campaign off to a good start

River Gardens tearoom fundraising campaign off to a good start

Plans for the new tea rooms at Belper River Gardens are gathering pace with a public fundraising scheme pulling in £3,500 in just two months.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING -- Belpers Christ Church, which dates back to 1850 and is an important part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Concert to raise money for Belper landmark struck by lightning

A concert of musical comedy has been organised to raise money for one of Belper’s landmarks after it was struck by lightning earlier this year.

CULLING badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB in cattle, says Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Wildlife charity condemns decision to cull more badgers

A decision by the government to extend badger culling has been strongly condemned by a Derbyshire conservation charity.

Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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The old tearooms at Belper River Gardens

Community launches ‘buy-a-brick’ campaign for new River Gardens café

Members of the public are being invited to buy a “brick” as part of a community campaign to build a new tearooms in Belper River Gardens.


Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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