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All eyes will be on Amber Valley poll

Onlookers from across the UK will be watching the Amber Valley Borough Council elections with eager anticipation next month.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

Derbyshire council chief pocketed more than £200k in a year

Mystery surrounds the identity of a Derbyshire council chief who pocketed more than £200,000 in the space of a year.

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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.

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The Taxpayers' Alliance releases its Town Hall Rich List every year.

List reveals Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100k in 2016-17

A list has revealed the Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100,000 during 2016-17.

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Derbyshire County Council's head office in Matlock

DERBYSHIRE: Council could lose decision-making powers

Planners fear being stripped of their powers to control mining schemes in Derbyshire.

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High Peak MP Ruth George

DERBYSHIRE: War of words over libraries

A Labour Derbyshire MP has been called “dishonest” by the county council’s Tory leader as a “war of words” broke out over libraries.

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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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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.

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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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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Tory leader accuses Labour MP of misleading public over Derbyshire library plans

The Conservative leader of Derbyshire County Council has insisted no libraries will close on his watch.

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Babington Hospital closure: NHS reviewing results of public engagement

Babington Hospital closure: NHS reviewing results of public engagement

Health leaders are now reviewing the feedback on plans to move health services from Babington Hospital to a new, facility in Belper town centre.

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Barry Lewis

DERBYSHIRE: Council “not all about cuts”

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has dismissed claims that the authority is out to make a habit of funding cuts after waving through plans which could see 20 libraries handed over to volunteers and 13 bus routes reduced.

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MP Ruth George with campaigners

DERBYSHIRE: Petition launched over library cuts plan

A Derbyshire MP has launched a petition over proposed cuts to the county’s library service, fearing the changes will hit people on low incomes the hardest.

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Pauline Latham, Conservative MP for Mid Derbyshire.

MP launches scathing attack on Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

An MP has launched a scathing attack on Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

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Derbyshire County Council currently runs 45 libraries.

Derbyshire County Council unveils proposed changes to libraries

Twenty Derbyshire libraries could be taken over and managed by local people, it has emerged.
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Winter weather has taken a terrible toll on local roads

Council welcomes £2million boost to fix Derbyshire’s potholed roads

Derbyshire County Council has welcomed a £2m plus Government injection in its drive to fix the county’s potholes.

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Jeremy Corbyn during a recent visit to Derbyshire.

ANTI-SEMITISM ROW: Derbyshire Tory leader brands Jeremy Corbyn's mural comments 'simply horrific'

Derbyshire County Council's Conservative leader has claimed the Labour Party is 'lost' - after Jeremy Corbyn became embroiled in an anti-Semitism row.

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The great nephews of Charles Stone, Charlie Hall, left and Robert Andrew Hunt are joined by civic and military officials following the unveiling of the memorial plaque in Belper Memorial Gardens on Wednesday.

Belper remembers as Victoria Cross plaque unveiled for 1918 war hero

Belper celebrated First World War soldier Charles Stone last week as a plaque was unveiled in memory of the deeds which earned a Victoria Cross.

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Date:26th April 2010.'Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, visiting Leeds, at The Light, supporting the conservative party election campaign.

POLL: Will World Cup echo 1936 Berlin Olympics?

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stirred up controversy this week by likening this summer’s World Cup in Russia to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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A memorial to Charles Edwin Stone, a First World War soldier awarded the Victoria Cross, will be unveiled in Belper on March 21,2018.

Amber Valley to honour Victoria Cross hero with centenary celebrations

Amber Valley will pause to remember the life of one of its bravest sons next week, as a new memorial is unveiled in honour of a First World War hero.

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