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NHS campaigners stage Matlock protest against cuts and service changes

Campaigners took to the roads of Derbyshire last weekend to highlight NHS changes which they say threaten vital services.

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Ashbourne Animal Welfare will hold its annual church service in celebration of animals on Sunday, December 10.

Ashbourne Animal Welfare prepare for Christmas community events

An Ashbourne rescue charity is inviting animal lovers to join them for a pair of Christmas events and bring some festive joy to small, furry hearts.

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Exhibition to reveal stories of Belper’s First World War survivors

Exhibition to reveal stories of Belper’s First World War survivors

The Belper in Wartime group are staging their latest exhibition 2-5pm this Saturday, November 25, at the Number 28 community Hall on Market Place.

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Jacob Holt, 18, will travel to Nepal next year to help rebuild sanitation systems devastated by the 2015 earthquake.

Teen takes on fundraising hike ahead of earthquake recovery trip

A young humanitarian from Horsley Woodhouse is gearing up for a fundraising hike before he flies out to Nepal next year to help with earthquake recovery work.

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Rise and fall of world famous Ripley firm retold in new film

Rise and fall of world famous Ripley firm retold in new film

The Ripley and District Heritage Trust has released a new documentary film on the rise and fall of the world famous Butterley company and its role in engineering the last 200 years of the town’s history.

Arts
Bargain Hunt star Charles Hanson led the auction.

Belper Tea Rooms group net £2,000 from fundraising auction

The fundraising group for a new tea rooms building in Belper River Gardens netted £2,000 for the cause with an auction at the Strutts Centre on Friday, November 3.

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An artists drawing of the proposed new tea rooms building for Belper River Gardens, which could cost around �520,000 to build.

Fundraising auction aims to boost river gardens tea room project

The Friends of Belper River Gardens are hosting an auction night this weekend, which has drawn support from all quarters of the community.

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Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

An Amber Valley couple whose son was stillborn are putting their best foot forward to fundraise for a charity supporting families like theirs.

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Water company issue warning over bogus phone callers

Water company issue warning over bogus phone callers

Severn Trent is warning its customers to be extra vigilant after receiving reports of bogus phone callers claiming to be from the company and threatening to cut off water supplies.

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Healthcare workers Jo Woolley, left, and Marie Buckley were treated to a week in the Maldives by ITVs This Morning programme.

ITV This Morning treat friends to luxury holiday after surgery

A Belper woman and her hospital colleague have just returned from the holiday of a lifetime after their story of friendship captured hearts on ITV’s This Morning.

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Fire service urge caution after injuries to have-a-go heroes

Fire service urge caution after injuries to have-a-go heroes

Officers from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to think seriously before tackling a fire should it break out in the home.

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Past and present members of the Arkwright Society with the Duke of Devonshire, project architect Ben Freeston, Europa Nostra UK chairman Peter Collins and pupils from South Darley Primary School.

Cromford mill restoration lands top European heritage award

A heritage restoration project in the heart of Cromford’s historic mill complex has been awarded Europe’s highest honour in the field.

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Belper restaurant served with national food guide award

Belper restaurant served with national food guide award

A Belper restaurant has been served with a top national award for its combination of fine food, ambience and independent spirit.

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Heage windmill to close for winter with web spinning event

Heage windmill to close for winter with web spinning event

Heage windmill be closing for the winter at the end of this month. Since its restoration in 2002, the final opening day has developed into a ceremonial event.

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Golf hotel in public vote for family business award

Golf hotel in public vote for family business award

Leisure venue Morley Hayes has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Midlands Family Business Awards 2017.

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Belper graphic designer eyes big future after industry award

Belper graphic designer eyes big future after industry award

A young graphic designer from Ambergate has been given an early career boost after helping to land a prestigious industry award.

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MP Pauline Latham at WWF's Westminster event A River Runs Through It.

MP backs wildlife charity campaign on river health

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has added her support to a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) campaign to improve the health of rivers in England and Wales.

Politics
Belper Leisure Centre to host walking football for women

Belper Leisure Centre to host walking football for women

Belper Leisure Centre is to host its first walking football session for women next month in the hope it will become a regular fixture.

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From left, Councillor Barry Lewis, Jacci Woodcock, and Pauline Latham MP.

Council leader backs campaign on terminal illness at work

Derbyshire County Council’s leader has voiced support for a Milford woman’s campaign to improve working rights for people with terminal illness.

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Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham is a longtime advocate for the ivory ban.

Mid Derbyshire MP welcomes Government move on ivory ban

The MP for Mid Derbyshire says she is delighted by the Government’s announcement that it is planning a near-total ban on ivory sales in the UK.

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