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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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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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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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Residents campaign to preserve the landscape and character of Darley Dale is showing signs of success.

Council boost Darley Dale campaign to block housing plan

Darley Dale residents trying to block a planned housing development in the town have been given cause for optimism by district council officers.

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The landlord of the Boat Inn fears car park charges could hit his trade.

Pub landlord to fight council car park charging plans

A Cromford pub landlord says he is determined to block any Derbyshire Dales District Council plans to introduce charges at car parks in the village.

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Derbyshire County Council needs to save 85million by 2022.

Derbyshire County Council 'needs to cut extra £5m after Tory spending'

Derbyshire County Council must cut an extra £5million because of Tory spending over the last three months, it has been claimed.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Ian Stephenson.

Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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Dales council launch resident survey on parking changes

Dales council launch resident survey on parking changes

Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting area residents to respond to proposed changes to its car parking policy and ticket charges.

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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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Matlock Forum Club chairman Frank Beesley (right) presented the long-service award to Todd Dakin.

Social club award for lifelong community servant

A Matlock social club has presented a special award to a founding member and long-time community servant to mark his retirement.

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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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Council to host corporate games for active workplaces

Council to host corporate games for active workplaces

Derbyshire Dales District Council is to host a new sporting fixture later this summer, aimed at encouraging local workplaces to help maintain employees’ fitness.

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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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Charity calls for rethink of ‘flawed’ Universal Credit

Charity calls for rethink of ‘flawed’ Universal Credit

A leading social rights charity is calling on the government to rethink part of its welfare reforms before they are fully rolled out in Derbyshire Dales.

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The leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Berry Lewis.

Derbyshire plans to spend extra cash on roads and public transport under proposed new budget

An extra £6m to improve roads and a £3m boost to public transport are among changes being proposed in a revised budget that Derbyshire County Council is considering.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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