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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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The Victorian Matlock Bath rail station is back on track as a community hub.

Matlock Bath station reopens as wildlife discovery hub

A long-neglected Matlock Bath railway building is bustling with life once again after it reopened this month as a wildlife discovery centre.

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School lands top green award from woodland charity

School lands top green award from woodland charity

A Starkholmes primary school has won a top environmental award for its efforts to engage pupils in the natural world and green issues.

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Thousands of fish released in bid to restore ecology of Chesterfield river

Thousands of fish released in bid to restore ecology of Chesterfield river

Environment Agency officers have released 8,000 fish into the River Rother at Chesterfield in a bid to breathe new life into the previously heavily polluted waterway.

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The Waterswallows Waste and Recycling Site

Derbyshire tip charges removed by new Conservative leadership

Charges for residents taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres have been removed.

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Volunteer ranger Angela Pilcher checking the size of a nest 'cork' against the hole of a kit nest box. Photo: National Trust/David Bocking.

Popping corks for the arrival of rare Peak District visitors

A team of National Trust rangers are preparing to ‘uncork’ new homes for more than 30 migrant couples arriving in the Peak District this spring.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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Haytop Country Park, Whatstandwell.

Illegal tree felling at caravan site stopped

A council has served a court injunction against a company which is illegally felling trees at a Derbyshire caravan park.

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Taddington Camping Barn.

Charity severs link with small businesses

Businesses which provide low-cost access to the Derbyshire countryside could be forced to close after a charity withdrew its support.

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Haytop Country Park.

Caravan owners given eight days to leave site

Caravan owners at a holiday park in Whatstandwell have been given just eight days to leave by its new owners.

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Crich campaigner Patrick Cooke is concerned about housing development near former tips

Nuclear waste fears at new housing site

A new housing development near a nuclear waste dump in Derbyshire ‘could put lives at risk’.

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Council to charge for disposal of building and demolition waste at recycling centres

Charges for people taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres will start soon.

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The High Peak Trail.

Narrow sections of Peak District trail to be improved

Work to widen and resurface part of a Peak District trail is due to get underway.

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