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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.

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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.

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Flying ants can cover surfaces

Derbyshire warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

Derbyshire residents are being warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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New protections could be put in place for the Peak District

Campaign group welcomes review into National Parks so they can be better protected

The Campaign for National Parks charity has welcomed the Westminster Government’s announcement of Julian Glover as the chair of a 21st century “Hobhouse” review into England’s National Parks.

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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.

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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.

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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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