Allestree anglers catch £2,650 for autism charity

The Earl of Harrington’s Angling Club has presented Autism East Midlands with a cheque for £2,650.

Belper Goes Green festival line-up details revealed

Belper Goes Green festival line-up details revealed

In a packed calendar of summer festivals, Belper Goes Green stands out for its mix of stellar entertainment and family-friendly environmental initiatives.

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Councils hope the change will mean fewer scenes like this.

Council welcome reversal on construction waste charges

Amber Valley Borough Council has welcomed Derbyshire County Council’s decision to scrap charges on the disposal of construction waste.

The Waterswallows Waste and Recycling Site

Derbyshire tip charges removed by new Conservative leadership

Charges for residents taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres have been removed.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham

MP presses Government to act over ban on ivory trade

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has again called on the Government to step up its efforts towards a ban on ivory sales in the UK.

An architects vision for a new tearooms building which could replace the derelict 1906 building if funding is found.

River Gardens tearoom company seeking offers of support

The group leading a campaign to build a modern tea room in Belper River Gardens has issued a new call for sponsors to help boost the project.

Amber Valley Borough Council spends �701,000 clearing litter each year.

MP backs new Government litter strategy and £150 fines

Mid Derbyshire’s MP has said she will support plans to tackle the problem of litter by fining offenders up to £150 or imposing community service.

Amber Valley Borough Councillor Chris Short on patrol with community support wardens Mick Buckley and Andy Kavanagh

Council introduce new £400 fines for fly-tipping

Amber Valley Borough Council has introduced new fixed penalties of up to £400 in a bid to combat the persistent problem of fly-tipping.

Haytop Country Park.

Caravan owners given eight days to leave site

Caravan owners at a holiday park in Whatstandwell have been given just eight days to leave by its new owners.

Crich campaigner Patrick Cooke is concerned about housing development near former tips

Nuclear waste fears at new housing site

A new housing development near a nuclear waste dump in Derbyshire ‘could put lives at risk’.

Building waste.

Council to charge for disposal of building and demolition waste at recycling centres

Charges for people taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres will start soon.

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Whitemoor Recreation Ground may be renamed as a heros memorial in 2018.

Belper park could be renamed for First World War hero

Amber Valley Borough Council are considering renaming a Belper park in honour of a soldier who was awarded the UK’s highest military honour.

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The artist's vision of how the sculpture will sit in Belper's Memorial Gardens.

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.

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