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Derbyshire County Council to appoint new bosses ahead of service changes and job cuts

Three new bosses earning a combined total of up to £250,000 per year are to be appointed by Derbyshire County Council as the organisation 'enters a new world'.
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A new micropub could be on the way to Belper if plans are approved by Amber Valley Borough Council.

New Belper micropub plans submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council

Plans to convert a former Belper cake shop into a new micropub venture have been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council.

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EXCLUSIVE: Derbyshire County Council plans hundreds of job cuts over next year

Derbyshire County Council plans to make up to 260 job cuts over the next year, the Derbyshire Times has learned.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

All Derbyshire County Council services to be reviewed

Every Derbyshire County Council service is to be reviewed, it has been announced.
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The late Marc Maltby.

Government aims to 'transform' jail after deaths of Derbyshire inmates

The Government has published an action plan which promises to 'transform' Nottingham prison.
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Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham addressed a group from the Active Citizens social leadership programme in Parliament on Monday, February 5.

Mid Derbyshire MP meets group on British Council leadership programme

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham met a new generation of aspiring interational leaders in Parliament this week.

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Derbyshire Tory councillor claims Labour 'failing to tackle anti-Semitism' - sparking anger

A Derbyshire Conservative councillor faced a barrage of criticism after he accused Labour of 'failing to deal with anti-Semitism'.
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PICTURES: Jeremy Corbyn visits Derbyshire

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged communities in Derbyshire to work together to set aside differences after it was revealed there had been a rise in hate crime across the county following the Brexit vote.

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Tory and Labour politicians clash over plans to shut Derbyshire centres

A top Labour councillor has accused the Tory leader of Derbyshire County Council (DCC) of distributing 'fake news like Donald Trump'.
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Residents living near St John's Church in Belper are angry at town council plans to create a private car park.

Residents ‘appalled’ by Belper Town Council response to car park plans

Residents protesting plans to restrict a Belper car park for the sole use of the town council have been left “appalled” by councillors’ response.

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Armsons director Sally Walters, Belper Meadows Community Sports Club's Wendy Morris, Rob Basford of Amber Pre-Cast, and Roger Carter of Carter Construction prepare to lay a ceremonial date stone at the club house.

Belper Meadows Sports Club pavilion builders mark historic moment

A ceremonial date stone has been laid at the Belper Meadows Community Sports Club new pavilion, built by Carter Construction and Armsons.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

How Derbyshire County Council plans to save £12million in 2018-19

Yesterday, cabinet members at Conservative-led Derbyshire County Council have approved £12.3million cuts to services during 2018-19. Here we take a look at what are likely to be the most controversial savings...
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NHS Southern Derbyshire have launched a ten-week public consultation on plans to close Babington Hospital and relocate services to a new site in Derwent Street, Belper.

Public consultation on closure of Babington Hospital sparks criticism

Healthcare leaders are asking Belper residents to have their say on plans to move services from Babington Hospital to a new, purpose-built facility.

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Council planning decisions on Belper site to be reviewed by Government

Council planning decisions on Belper site to be reviewed by Government

Amber Valley Borough Council’s decision to approve industrial development on land at Bullsmoor is to be reviewed in a Government inquiry.

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Residents object to belper Town council plans to restrict access to the car park at St Johns Chapel in Belper.

Residents in row with Belper Town Council over church car park access

A row has broken out in Belper over a plan which could ban residents from a long-standing car parking area so it can be used by the town council.

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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Derbyshire County Council's leader says his child is deaf - and defends services

The county council's leader has revealed he is a father and an uncle to two deaf children - as he defended his authority's educational support for youngsters with hearing impairments after a charity boss raised concerns.
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Derbyshire County Council is proposing its biggest rise in council tax in 15 years.

Derbyshire council tax rise will help 'rising numbers' of needy children

A council tax hike in Derbyshire will help 'rising numbers of children in need', according to a report.

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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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Derbyshire County Councils Matlock HQ.

Derbyshire poised for £12m cuts, council tax rise and job losses

Derbyshire County Council is poised to make £12.3million of cuts over the next year.
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Derbyshire County Councillor Alex Dale declares the new nursery at St John's Primary School in Belper officially open with headteacher Roger Averis and pupils Henry Greener, Jessica Roberts, Oscar McRobie and Eli Green.

Belper school officially opens new nursery backed by county council

A new nursery has been officially opened in Belper, following a financical injection from the county council to create more free childcare places.

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