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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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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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From left, Councillor Barry Lewis, Jacci Woodcock, and Pauline Latham MP.

Council leader backs campaign on terminal illness at work

Derbyshire County Council’s leader has voiced support for a Milford woman’s campaign to improve working rights for people with terminal illness.

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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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Royal British Legion urgently seeking poppy appeal help

Royal British Legion urgently seeking poppy appeal help

The Belper branch of the Royal British Legion are asking for help as they begin preparing for their annual Poppy Appeal fundraising campaign.

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Councillor Simon Spencer, centre, with the county council staff who helped save him, from left, John Hopkinson, James Adams, Chrissie Edwards and Teresa Jones.

Heart attack councillor calls for defibrillators

The deputy leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Simon Spencer, has returned to work after a heart attack and pledged cash to buy more of the defibrillators that saved his life.

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Members of the Belper In Bloom committee celebrate regional success thanks to the dazzling floral displays throughout the town.

Belper gardeners take top spot at East Midlands in Bloom

Belper is celebrating another year of success in the East Midlands in Bloom civic gardening competition after being named best large town.

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Residents of Belper Lane and surrounding areas have repeatedly campaigned to protect green belt land from housing development.Residents of Belper Lane and surrounding areas have repeatedly campaigned to protect green belt land from housing development.

Council reject housing plans in World Heritage Site zone

Campaigners have welcomed the news that plans for 118 new homes near the World Heritage Site boundary have been rejected by councillors.

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Jacci Woodcock who is campaigning for a change in the law to protect people with terminal illnesses.

Council back Jacci’s campaign on terminal illness at work

A Milford woman’s campaign to improve employment rights for people with terminal illness has won the support of Derbyshire County Council.

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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 County Council needs to save 85million by 2022.

Derbyshire County Council 'needs to cut extra £5m after Tory spending'

Derbyshire County Council must cut an extra £5million because of Tory spending over the last three months, it has been claimed.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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Kathryn Stone is to be the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. (Photo: Angela Easterling)

Denby woman appointed watchdog for MPs’ conduct

A Denby woman has been appointed to a powerful role at the House of Commons, tasked with regulating MPs’ conduct and propriety.

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The leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Berry Lewis.

Derbyshire plans to spend extra cash on roads and public transport under proposed new budget

An extra £6m to improve roads and a £3m boost to public transport are among changes being proposed in a revised budget that Derbyshire County Council is considering.

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Pauline Latham MP

Mid Derbyshire MP joins arthritis charity’s campaign

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has pledged to work with charity Arthritis Research UK to better represent the thousands of people in the constituency affected by the condition.

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Around 10,000 people are expected to take to the streets of Belper on Sunday, for what food-sellers say is one of the best festivals in the region.

Belper festival to serve feast of fun, food and music

The streets of Belper will be sizzling once again this weekend as the town’s ever-popular food festival returns with a feast of mouth-watering delights.

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Jessica Grocutt has been recruited by Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire for a project on market towns.

Tourism board’s new recruit to help boost market towns

Belper businesses have a new ally in their bid to boost trade and visitor numbers thanks to the appointment of a regional marketing expert.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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