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COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM: horses to follow from the Jumps season so far

Inexorably, inevitably, the Cheltenham Festival is swinging into view. The rest of the Jumps season, which now resembles one, long dress-rehearsal, one, long schooling session, has hit the home straight and the winning post of mid-March is on the horizon.

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Derbyshire poised for £12m cuts, council tax rise and job losses

Derbyshire County Council is poised to make £12.3million of cuts over the next year.
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Dales could benefit from pension advice

Dales residents nearing retirement age could benefit from guidance in accessing their pensions if Government legislation is given the go-ahead.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Motorist is fined after she collided with a cyclist

A motorist has been fined after she collided with a female cyclist and left her so badly injured she could not return to work for nearly six weeks.

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Councillor Alex Dale

Derbyshire County Council appeals for foster carers

A shortage of safe homes for vulnerable youngsters has prompted the council to organise a number of events promoting fostering.

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Mark Swinhoe.

Man charged in connection with murder of Derbyshire man

Detectives investigating the murder of a Derbyshire man in Loughborough have charged a man in connection with his death.

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Colin Hampton at the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centre.

‘Cynical’ decision by Derbyshire County Council to cut centre’s funding is slammed

A decision by Derbyshire County Council to stop funding a specialist advice service for unemployed people has been slammed.

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Mr Aherne died on January 10.

Man who died after being taken into custody in Derbyshire named

A man who died after becoming unwell shortly after being taken into custody in Derbyshire has been named as Shaun Aherne.

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Addict ripped off his father for hundreds of pounds to pay off a drug debt

A desperate son set up a credit card account in his father’s name to pay-off a drug debt and stole hundreds of pounds from his father.

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Will David Nugent be the key to a Rams victory.

PREVIEW: In-form Derby prepare to host Bristol City

Derby County are the form team of the Championship at the moment and face a big game against Bristol City on Friday night.

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Animal Magic: Cute capers caught on camera

Animal Magic: Cute capers caught on camera

Each Thursday our Animal Magic feature showcases the funniest, cutest and daftest pet pics from across the area. So why not paws for thought and check out this week’s motley crew?

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Alexis Sanchez

RUMOUR MILL: Sanchez set to sign; Madrid set sights on star front line

Alexis Sanchez looks set to complete his move to Manchester United in the next 24 hours.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Woman punched and kicked a man in pub after he allegedly provoked her

A woman punched and kicked a man in a pub after he had begun an argument over family-related matters and previous relationships.

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COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

This week we take a look at severe allergic reactions.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Boozed-up crash driver is banned

A repeat drink-driver who was in a collision while driving without insurance has been banned from the road.

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A further weather warning for Derbyshire has been issued by the Met Office.

WEATHER ALERT: 37-hour snow and ice warning for Derbyshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice for Derbyshire, warning of the potential for vehicles to become stranded and rural communities to become cut off.

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10 awesome things to do this weekend in Notts and Derbyshire

10 awesome things to do this weekend in Notts and Derbyshire

Looking for something to brighten up the grey January days this weekend? We’ve scoured the theatres, gig venues and event listings to give you the best festive and fun activities to keep the family entertained in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in our top ten below...

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RISE AND SHINE: Live travel updates, weather and more

Good morning and welcome to our live feed on Thursday, January 18.

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Community Players in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which is running at Hasland Playhouse.

On with the show for charity champions The Community Players

The Community Players of Chesterfield launch their latest fund-raising show this month after raising nearly £90,000 for charities and good causes during the past 29 years.

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DaleDiva perform at The Strutt Centre, Belper, on January 26.

DaleDiva’s concert for Sight Support Derbyshire

Award-winning female harmony chorus DaleDiva will raise money for a Derbyshire sight loss charity.

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