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Clean-up set to take place after oil spill on Cromford Canal

A clean-up operation is set to start today after an oil spill on the Cromford Canal.

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Environment Agency investigating oil spill on Cromford Canal

The Environment Agency is currently investigating what appears to be oil on the Cromford Canal at High Peak Junction.

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Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Whilst winter is something that much of the human population finds annoying, for our wildlife it is something to genuinely fear. For them, there’s no escape from it.

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WATCH: Smelly, STD-plagued, Asian ladybirds take over Derbyshire garage

A Derbyshire businessman had a shock when he found a loveliness of Harlequin ladybirds in his garage.

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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
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George Talbot monitoring a nest. Pictures submitted.

Peak project sees ants fitted with tiny transmitters

Scientists have been studying more than 900 ant nests around Longshaw in a series of groundbreaking investigations.

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Birds of prey such as Peregrines are protected by law.

Young peregrine falcon shot in Peak District

Police have launched an investigation after a young peregrine falcon died after being shot in the Peak District National Park.

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CULLING badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB in cattle, says Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Wildlife charity condemns decision to cull more badgers

A decision by the government to extend badger culling has been strongly condemned by a Derbyshire conservation charity.

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Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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Hen harriers are on the brink of extinction in England.

Peak protest highlights plight of hen harrier

Scores of protesters have descended on the Peak District to highlight the plight of a bird of prey.

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Campaigners win final victory in 17-year battle  to protect Peak District landscape

Campaigners win final victory in 17-year battle to protect Peak District landscape

The 17-year legal battle over a quarry near Bakewell has ended in victory for campaigners who fought to protect the Peak District landscape.

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Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit northern England and the East Midlands later this week.

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WEEKEND WEATHER: Chilly and drizzly in Derbyshire

A cold and wet few days have been forecast for Derbyshire this weekend.

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Monsal Head by Villager Jim.

What are the best views in Derbyshire?

We all know that Derbyshire is blessed with some of the finest scenery in the country and the weekend’s sunny spring weather was showing it off at its very best.

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Derbyshire trust’s delight as funding secured for national crime unit

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has expressed their delight after the National Wildlife Crime Unit had its funding secured until 2020.

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ICE WARNING: Big freeze heading for Derbyshire

ICE WARNING: Big freeze heading for Derbyshire

Weather forecasters are warning people about an ice risk in Derbyshire as sub-zero temperatures are expected to take over the region tonight.

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The village also competed in the East Midlands in Bloom competition in 2011.

Dales village chosen for ‘Britain in Bloom’ finals

Middleton-by-Wirksworth has been selected from more than 600 entrants to take part in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2016.

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