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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.

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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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Photos show shocking extent of dead sea creatures washed ashore after ‘underwater storm’ on Yorkshire coast

It was a once-in-a-decade freak weather event that caused devastation to Yorkshire’s marine life.

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Yorkshire weather: Warnings upgraded for Yorkshire as Beast from the East hits county

The Met Office has this morning upgraded its weather warnings for parts of Yorkshire as the much heralded Beast from the East blows in freezing temperatures and wintry showers from Siberia.

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Weather warning: Three days of snow predicted as Met Office reveals Beast from the East timetable

The Beast from the East is expected to bring with it THREE days of snow next week as Yorkshire prepares to shiver in freezing temperatures blown in from Siberia.

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Derbyshire Willdlife Trust has received a funding grant to improve wetland habitat at Wyver Lane Nature Reserve (Photo: Paul Shaw)

Wildlife charity lands £6,000 grants to improve Belper nature reserve

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has welcomed the news of two funding grants to support its conservation work at a Belper Nature Reserve.

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The Friends of Belper Parks group have purchased an area of land in Ironville known as the Forge, intending to establish a designated nature reserve to protect rare bird and butterfly species.

Belper Parks group secure £121,000 deal for new Codnor nature reserve

A group of amateur nature conservationists from Belper is branching out to Ironville after purchasing 71 acres of land for £121,000.

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RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

The RSPB has ceased its involvement in the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative after the charity claims the multi-partnership project continually failed to improve the fortunes of raptors in the Dark Peak.

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Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has visited Severn Trent's newly-built Ambergate reservoir

MP praises Severn Trent work on £40m Ambergate reservoir after visit

Mid Derbshire’s MP has paid a visit to the new £40million reservoir complex at Ambergate which will supply water across the East Midlands.

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Today has been dubbed Fly Tipping Friday

Fly tipping Friday - mountains of rubbish set to be dumped today

Today is Fly Tipping Friday - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for the illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

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How can you recycle your Christmas waste?

How to recycle your Christmas waste

So that's it, the Christmas and new year celebrations are over and it's back to normal.

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Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers have been reported to have been illegally dumping festive waste by bins at a locked recycling centre.

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Belper campaigners to hold street protest against planning decisions

Belper campaigners to hold street protest against planning decisions

Protesters will take to the streets of Belper this weekend to highlight the threat of planned housing developments in the town.

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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 artist's 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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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.

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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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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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A scene from Mat's Derbyshire Dales video.

VIDEO: Derbyshire Dales captured in stunning ‘4k’ detail

The Derbyshire Dales is a truly stunning place.

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Amber Valley council crush Daily Mail bin snooping story

Amber Valley council crush Daily Mail bin snooping story

Amber Valley Borough Council has sought to set the record straight after a national newspaper accused them of ‘snooping’ in residents’ bins.

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