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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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Anne Western

DERBYSHIRE: Fiery debate over library consultation

A fiery debate over the county council’s plans to hand over 20 libraries to volunteers took place at the authority’s Matlock headquarters this afternoon.

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Council leader Barry Lewis

DERBYSHIRE: Council spends thousands on new role

The county council has agreed to spend £37,000 each year by creating a new role to assist the Conservative leadership in key decision-making.

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Councillor Kevin Buttery, the Conservative leader of Amber Valley Borough Council

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Key points from election night in Amber Valley

This year’s Amber Valley Borough Council election was another close-run affair.

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Election results

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Full ward-by-ward election results in Amber Valley

This year’s Amber Valley Borough Council election has come to a close, and the Conservatives have extended their majority.

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Nigel Mills, Conservative MP for Amber Valley.

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills hails “very positive” election night for the Conservatives

Amber Valley’s Conservative MP has heralded his party’s borough council success as “very positive”.

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Amber Valley Borough Council election.

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Tories strengthen their grip on power in Amber Valley

The Conservatives have strengthened their majority on Amber Valley Borough Council.

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Councillor Chris Emmas-Williams, who represents Codnor and Waingroves and is Labour leader on Amber Valley Borough Council

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Labour vows to bounce back after election loss in Amber Valley

Labour’s leader in Amber Valley has expressed his disappointment at the outcome of Thursday’s election, but remains optimistic about his party’s chances next year.

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Councillor Kevin Buttery, the Conservative leader of Amber Valley Borough Council

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Tory leader hails victory in Amber Valley

The Conservative leader of Amber Valley Borough Council has hailed his party’s election victory.

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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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Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

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Votes will go to the poll next month

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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