Amber Valley council defies critics to vote for River Gardens kiosk

An Amber Valley Borough Council committee has voted to push on with its planned kiosk in Belper River Gardens, but opponents say it could fall foul of heritage restrictions.

Land to the rear of Birchwood Lane, Somercotes, which is earmarked for development.

Amber Valley council to vote on housing plans near toxic waste dump

Councillors are to reassess plans for a controversial housing development in Somercotes next week, with residents insisting more work be done to ensure their safety.

Rolls Royce, Sinfin

Derbyshire set to be hit hard as Rolls Royce announces 4,600 job cuts

Engineering firm Rolls Royce is to cut 4,600 jobs - with many of the roles affected expected to be at its Derbyshire base.
Margaret Miles-Bramwell outside the new Slimming World building

Slimming World founder officially opens new head office extension

It was a day of sunshine and smiles in Alfreton as Margaret Miles-Bramwell officially opened Slimming World’s new head office extension.

Traders like painters and plasterers will be hit by the rise

DERBYSHIRE: Trusted Trader price hikes

Derbyshire County Council has unveiled plans to increase the price it charges painters, plasters, scaffolders and other companies to be on its Trusted Trader scheme.

Belper Town FC sponsor deal sees famous motor oil firm return to roots

Belper Town FC sponsor deal sees famous motor oil firm return to roots

A world-famous motorcycle brand which began in Belper is returning to its roots after agreeing a sponsorship deal with the town’s football club.

Bakewell's RBS branch will close later in the year.

Two Derbyshire RBS branches among 162 set to close this year

Two Derbyshire Royal Bank of Scotland branches are among 162 across England and Wales that will close this year.

A Lancaster bomber will fly over the Peak District on May 16

Derbyshire motorists warned of delays ahead of Lancaster bomber flypast

Derbyshire motorists are being warned of potential delays later this month when a Lancaster bomber flies over the Peak District.
Almost 800 jobs will be lost

RBS to close 162 branches and 792 jobs

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it will be closing 162 branches across England and Wales

Councillor Jack Brown

Amber Valley councillor in legal trouble over Somercotes housing vote

An Amber Valley Borough Councillor could face legal repercussions after failing to declare a financial interest when voting to approve a controversial housing development in Somercotes.

Kilburn resident and graphic designer Kieran Harrod has received  a prestigious bronze award at the A'Design Awards for visual communication with a branding scheme he devised for Care In One Place.Kilburn resident and graphic designer Kieran Harrod has received  a prestigious bronze award at the A'Design Awards for visual communication with a branding scheme he devised for Care In One Place.

Kilburn graphic designer wins prestigious international industry award

A Kilburn graphic designer has landed a prestigious international award with a branding scheme he devised for a company in the care sector.


Thousands apply for Canine Cottages critic job as deadline approaches

A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received over 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a ‘canine critic’, and plenty more are expected before tomorrow’s deadline.

Fritchley Congregational Church, on the village green, was founded in the 1840s and has Grade II listed status.

Residents dismayed as church considers sale of Fritchley village hall

Fritchley residents have been left frustrated and dismayed as the religious organisation which owns their village hall contemplate selling it off.

Ryanair is holding two recruitment days for cabin crew.

JOB VACANCIES: Cabin crew and other roles up for grabs at East Midlands Airport

Fancy a new career that could really take off?

Management consultant Helen Jackson is giving evidence to the government planning inquiry into the possible development on land at Bullsmoor.

Protect Belper group ready for Bullsmoor planning inquiry showdown

As the government planning inquiry into a controversial Belper development enters its second week at Ripley Town Hall, a group of determined campaigners know it will be their last stand in a battle which has taken years of their lives.

The White Hart at Bargate has been named Amber Valley CAMRA pub of the year for 2018. Landlords Sean Brentnall, left, and Rebecca Shirley, front right, received the award from CAMRA chairman Chris Rogers. Also pictured are pub staff Tom Stevenson, June Farnsworth, Ann Watkins, Hollie McConnell, Leanne Stevens, Tina Govan and Kayleigh Barker.

White Hart at Bargate retains Amber Valley CAMRA pub of the year title

The couple who run a Belper pub have made it a double after discerning real ale drinkers named their establishment as the area’s best for the second year in a row.


TOYS R US: Discounts of up to 70% on offer as remaining stores close

Toys R Us has launched a massive closing down sale - with discounts of up to 70 per cent available.

Campaign group Protect Belper say that Easter weekend flooding on land near Bullsmoor shows why a controversial industrial development should be rejected.

Belper flooding highlights issues as Bullsmoor planning inquiry begins

As the planning inquiry into a controversial Belper development began this week, flooding near the site reminded residents of problems which may lie ahead.

Water company Severn Trent has signed up to the TUC's Dying to Work charter, which aims to protect employees with a terminal diagnosis. Front row, from left: Pauline Latham MP, Severn Trent CEO Liv Garfield, campaign founder Jacci Woodcock. Back row: Alexandra Newell and Jason Evans from Severn Trent, Colin Whyatt GMB, Lee Barron TUC.

Severn Trent back Milford woman’s Dying to Work legal rights campaign

Water company Severn Trent has backed the campaign launched by a Milford woman which aims to protect workers with a terminal illness.

Council chiefs want to hear residents' views on the issue

Have your say on controversial plans to expand Derbyshire quarrying

Council chiefs have unveiled controversial plans for expanding quarrying in Derbyshire.

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