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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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Building waste.

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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Tree felling along High Peak Trail sparks criticism

Experts have felled 25 trees on the High Peak Trail.

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VIDEO: First look at Matlock’s proposed new housing development at quarry site

Plans for an eagerly-awaited housing development on a former quarry site have been submitted to the council.

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Derbyshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

Derbyshire farmers are being asked to keep their poultry indoors to help prevent an outbreak of a highly-infectious strain of avian flu which has been found in Europe.

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Birdwatchers are out in force in Beeley. Picture: Brian Eyre.

Hundreds flock to Beeley to spot rare Asian bird

A rare bird from Asia has been spotted in the Peak District.
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Photo - Paul Reeves.

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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