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Derbyshire Dales council look to extend Public Space Protection Orders

Derbyshire Dales District Council has launched a public consultation on possible new restrictions against the use of alcohol, barbecues and vehicles in places such as parks, recreation grounds and play areas.

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Bakewell market is streets ahead of counterparts in other Derbyshire Dales towns.

Council announce changes to try and save three town stall markets

Derbyshire Dales District Council have agreed a series of measures in the hope of saving three stall markets currently operating at a loss.

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The parish room already hosts regular orchestra rehearsals, but volunteers hope to open it up for wider usage.

Wirksworth parish room seeks renovation funds in public vote

Plans are afoot to transform a vital community space in Wirksworth - if the necessary funding can be secured in a nationwide online vote.

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This photo, which will be part of the exhibition on Eric, appears to show British soldiers at his funeral.

History group trace family of First World War pilot for memorial

There will an added note of poignancy in a French village for Remembrance Day this year, as residents recall the life of a young First World War pilot from Winster.

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The Wildgoose Homes development at Wistanes Green in Wessington.

First new homeowners move into Wessington housing development

Alfreton housebuilder Wildgoose Homes has handed over the keys to the first completed houses on its newest development in Wessington.

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Kevin Stone, second left, and Katie Temple, right, collected the award.

Acclaimed Matlock restaurant served with latest Derbyshire award

A Matlock restaurant has taken top spot in one of Derbyshire’s premier food and drink award schemes for the second year running.

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VIDEO: Couple complete £1m Grand Designs home in Peak District

A Youlgreave couple are enjoying a moment of triumph after their homebuilding project aired in an episode of Grand Designs, 16 years after they first set their heart on it.

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Derbyshire County Council to debate future of Wirksworth schools

Derbyshire County Council to debate future of Wirksworth schools

Derbyshire County Council members will meet this week to discuss how best to meet future primary school demand in Wirksworth.

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Stephanie Hill, who grew up in Hope Valley, will be tripping the light fantastic for judges at the Miss World competition in the Chinese resort of Sanya over the next month.

Hope Valley Miss World entrant prepares Strictly style dance

Calver’s own Miss England has flown to China in the hope that her ballroom dance skills will help her to land the Miss World Crown.

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Families invited to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust pre-school club

Families invited to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust pre-school club

Families with children aged three and up are being invited to join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s nature club for pre-school children.

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Work by scrap metal sculptor Jason Heppenstall will feature in the exhibition.

Artists group to hold annual show in Baslow this weekend

The Ten Artists collective will be holding its 21st annual exhibition at Baslow Village Hall this weekend, October 28-29.

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Business advisor Heather Bradford, left, and caf� owner Kate Lane.

Matlock café growing with council business advice service

Another upgrade is on the menu for Matlock’s popular Café in the Park thanks to free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council.

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Joe Howard, 24, is hoping to launch his first Tea Revv tea bar in 2018.

Young entrepreneur wins backing for advent calendar of teas

A young entrepreneur from Bakewell is brewing up big plans for Christmas after huge crowdfunding success for his advent calendar of tea.

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Staff at Darley Dale Medical Centre will be moving to new �2.2million premises in late 2018.

Work under way on new Darley Dale Medical Centre

Construction work is now officially under way on a new medical centre expected to serve almost 8,000 patients in the Derbyshire Dales.

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Samantha Smith and Tina Rogers are putting the finishing touches to Matlocks first Escape Rooms, opening later this month.

Mystery of Matlock escape rooms to be revealed soon

Matlock’s leisure scene will get a bamboozling new addition this month when doors open to an escape rooms - then lock game players inside.

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New Co-op convenience store ready to open in Darley Dale

New Co-op convenience store ready to open in Darley Dale

The Co-op is set to open its newest food store in Darley Dale this week, following a £1million investment which has created 15 jobs.

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John and Geoff Buckley on the bench in Middleton Top which bears their father's name.John and Geoff Buckley on the bench in Middleton Top which bears their father's name.

Brothers to recreate father’s historic rail feat on mobility scooters

A Derbyshire Dales family will fulfil a long-held wish this weekend as they set out on a fundraising trek along a route where their forefather entered local folklore.

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