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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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National Trust Ranger Luke Barley (in red) and Joe Alsop from Natural England near Monsal Dale. Photo: David Bocking.

Peak District conservationists join the battle to avoid ‘ash Armageddon’

As ash woodlands turn to yellow this autumn, National Trust Ranger Luke Barley and his colleagues have reported signs of ash dieback all over the White Peak.

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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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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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Emergency clean up prevents Castleton oil spill spreading

Emergency clean up prevents Castleton oil spill spreading

The Environment Agency (EA) has been on site near Peakshole Water in Castleton after approximately 25 litres of used cooking oil were accidentally spilled into a surface water drain.

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A scene from Mat's Derbyshire Dales video.

VIDEO: Derbyshire Dales captured in stunning ‘4k’ detail

The Derbyshire Dales is a truly stunning place.

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Teams on site dealing with the spillage. Photo - Environment Agency.

Joint working praised after oil spillage in Derbyshire

A cooking oil spill in Derbyshire has had no environmental impact, it has been confirmed.

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How the new hotel at Stoney Middleton is expected to look once a development partner has been found.

Plans approved for first new-build Peak District hotel

The Peak District National Park is set to welcome its first new-build hotel since the park was created in 1961, after planners gave it the go ahead.

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Council to debate plans for charging public toilet users

Council to debate plans for charging public toilet users

Derbyshire Dales District Council is to debate plans drawn up by officers to introduce a charge for the use of selected public toilets.

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Wirksworth charity issues emergency appeal for Asia floods

Wirksworth charity issues emergency appeal for Asia floods

Wirksworth charity Aquabox is appealing for help to send emergency supplies to areas of Asia hit by catastrophic floods in recent weeks.

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Campaigners have criticised a move to sell off woodlands in the Peak District National Park

Sale of Peak Park woodlands is sign of growing "privatisation" of countryside, campaigners say

Campaigners have said the sale of woodlands in the Peak District National Park is a sign of a growing "privatisation" of the countryside.

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Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton’s new-look visitor centre has officially reopened following a £330,000 refurbishment by the Peak District National Park Authority.

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From left: Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Sarah Fowler, Countryfile's John Craven, Lord Lieutenant William Tucker and authority chair Lesley Roberts opened the revamped Castleton Visitor Centre.

Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton’s new-look visitor centre has officially reopened following a £330,000 refurbishment by the Peak District National Park Authority.

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Carsington Water's new sculpture trail will be an added attraction for its 1million annual visitors (photo: Amy-Lee Winfield)

Plans for Carsington sculpture trail get £20,000 grant

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has secured a grant worth more than £20,000 from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.

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Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

The long-awaited £12million redevelopment of a historic Peak District business park is set to start, promising jobs, facilities and a 72-bed hotel.

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Council open new multi-use games area at Matlock park

Council open new multi-use games area at Matlock park

Derbyshire Dales District Council has celebrated the opening of a new multi-use games area in one of Matlock’s best loved parks.

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Matlock park lands top environment award for tenth year

Matlock park lands top environment award for tenth year

Hall Leys Park has been recognised by the international Green Flag award scheme for its high environmental standards for the tenth year in a row.

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Peak District woods being 'sold off to highest bidder', campaigners claim

Campaigners claim the Peak District National Park authority is 'selling off' woods to the 'highest bidder'.
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Residents say the development would threaten the green belt and add pressure to schools already at capacity.

Darley Dale residents look to block housing development

Darley Dale residents have mobilised an action group to fight plans for a 126-home development they say would violate building restrictions.

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Sphagnum moss trial planting at Nether Hey, above Howden Reservoir: Richard Vink with some of the 'slime' gel used to coat moss pellets. Photo: David Bocking.

Peak District peat bogs restoration leads a ‘green revolution’

The bogs of the Peak District moors are changing, thanks to a ‘green revolution’ led by scientists from the Moors for the Future Partnership trying to restore miles of peat polluted by the industrial revolution.

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