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Parish council agree deal to adopt Cromford rail station

Cromford Parish Council has agreed a new arrangement to formally adopt the village rail station and secure its future in the heart of the community.

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Derbyshire County Councillors Stuart Bradford (left) and John Owen celebrate the deal to save Belper Childrens Centre with mums and volunteers from Belper Early Years Fun who are to take over its services.

Mums group clinch deal to save Belper Children’s Centre

A leading Amber Valley housing provider has joined forces with a group of mums to help protect vital services for young families in Belper.

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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.

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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.

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Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham

MP pushes Government to improve cancer drug data

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has written to the Department for Health over concerns for decision making in relation to genetic diseases.

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Recruitment officer Nathalie Hollingworth is looking for new faces to join the team at Belpers Oxfam shop on King Street.

Belper charity shop offering volunteer opportunities

A new volunteer has joined the ranks of a Belper charity shop this week, with a mission to expand its staffing team and continue the shop’s remarkable story of success.

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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.

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Mid Derbyshire MP backs new law to tackle homelessness

Mid Derbyshire MP backs new law to tackle homelessness

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has given her support to the Homelessness Reduction Bill as it passed the report stage in the Commons on Friday, January 27.

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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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The Walk for Life team and supporters celebrate the end of their 100-mile journey in Belper.

Belper Mayor’s Walk for Life raises £2,500 for charity

After reaching home and putting their feet up, Belper’s 100-mile Walk for Life heroes have totted up the total fundss they raised along the way.

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Belpers iconic heritage mills could be given a new lease of life under the towns Neighbourhood Plan.

Belper Neighbourhood Plan group to hold meeting on mills

The group preparing Belper’s first Neighbourhood Plan are to host two consultation events in the coming weeks on the future of the town’s mills.

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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.

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PCC Hardyal Dhindsa thanked Bill and Jean Dilks for hosting officers and policing partners at Holly House Farm.

Rural policing team hold training summit in Shottle

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner joined some of the force’s officers in a special training day in Shottle in an effort to beef up rural policing.

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Mid Derbyshire MP backs business debt advice service

Mid Derbyshire MP backs business debt advice service

Mid Derbyshire’s MP has given her support to a charity offering free advice and guidance services to small businesses and the self-employed.

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Brexit vote: how did your MP vote to start the process of withdrawal from the EU?

The Prime Minister has been given the green light to formally start the Brexit process after a huge majority of MPs voted in favour last night.

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Prime Minister Theresa May.

Prime Minister set to take taste of Derbyshire to the White House

Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly set to take a taste of Derbyshire to the White House this week.

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Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas will be in Amber Valley next week.

Green Party leader announces Amber Valley visit

A top Green Party politician is to visit Amber Valley next week, meeting school children and party activists to discuss priority issues.

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Supreme Court rules Act of Parliament is needed to trigger Brexit Article 50

The Supreme Court has this morning ruled that the government cannot trigger Brexit without an act of Parliament.
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Campaigners build a "Wall of Solidarity" to mark concerns over US President Donald Trump's divisive policies.

Derbyshire campaigners protest over divisive policies of US President Donald Trump

Derbyshire campaigners have held protests in opposition to the divisive policies of the newly inaugurated President of America Donald Trump.

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World Transplant Games champion Simon Elmore and Belper's Mayor Gary Spendlove

Belper mayor prepares for 100-mile Walk for Life

Belper’s mayor is putting the final touches to his plan for a 100-mile fundraising walk to promote the importance of the organ donor register.

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