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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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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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Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

A fly-tipper has been handed a bill for more than £1,500 after he was caught on camera dumping a substantial amount of waste in Ilkeston.

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Allestree anglers catch £2,650 for autism charity

Allestree anglers catch £2,650 for autism charity

The Earl of Harrington’s Angling Club has presented Autism East Midlands with a cheque for £2,650.

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Belper Goes Green festival line-up details revealed

Belper Goes Green festival line-up details revealed

In a packed calendar of summer festivals, Belper Goes Green stands out for its mix of stellar entertainment and family-friendly environmental initiatives.

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Councils hope the change will mean fewer scenes like this.

Council welcome reversal on construction waste charges

Amber Valley Borough Council has welcomed Derbyshire County Council’s decision to scrap charges on the disposal of construction waste.

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The Waterswallows Waste and Recycling Site

Derbyshire tip charges removed by new Conservative leadership

Charges for residents taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres have been removed.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham

MP presses Government to act over ban on ivory trade

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has again called on the Government to step up its efforts towards a ban on ivory sales in the UK.

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An architects vision for the new tearooms building.

River Gardens tearoom company seeking offers of support

The group leading a campaign to build a modern tea room in Belper River Gardens has issued a new call for sponsors to help boost the project.

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Amber Valley Borough Council spends �701,000 clearing litter each year.

MP backs new Government litter strategy and £150 fines

Mid Derbyshire’s MP has said she will support plans to tackle the problem of litter by fining offenders up to £150 or imposing community service.

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Amber Valley Borough Councillor Chris Short on patrol with community support wardens Mick Buckley and Andy Kavanagh

Council introduce new £400 fines for fly-tipping

Amber Valley Borough Council has introduced new fixed penalties of up to £400 in a bid to combat the persistent problem of fly-tipping.

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Haytop Country Park.

Caravan owners given eight days to leave site

Caravan owners at a holiday park in Whatstandwell have been given just eight days to leave by its new owners.

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Crich campaigner Patrick Cooke is concerned about housing development near former tips

Nuclear waste fears at new housing site

A new housing development near a nuclear waste dump in Derbyshire ‘could put lives at risk’.

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Building waste.

Council to charge for disposal of building and demolition waste at recycling centres

Charges for people taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres will start soon.

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