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Matlock children’s author wins national business excellence award

Matlock resident Sue Wilkins has been named Best Children’s Storybook Author of 2018 at the Acquisition International Business Excellence Awards.

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Butterfly Conservation and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust will be opening up Hoe Grange Quarry, Derbyshire's only butterfly reserve, for public tours on Sunday, June 17 (Photo: Keith Warmington)

Hoe Grange Quarry butterfly reserve offers free tours this weekend

Wildlife lovers have a rare opportunity to see the county’s largest colony of Common Blue butterflies at Hoe Grange Quarry when it opens its gates to the public for the first time this year on Sunday, June 17.

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National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

A national public transport organisation is to hold an event in Matlock later this month to show its support for efforts to re-establish rail services on the line towards Buxton.

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Councillor Lewis Rose has said he will fight any attempt to remodel the current structure of local government in the region which would weaken powers at district level.

Derbyshire Dales leader criticises secrecy of ‘super authority’ plans

The leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council has called for more transparency from larger authorities in talks over forming a new East Midlands ‘super authority’.

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Lady Manners School student Emily Porter a student has received a Royal Geographical Society excellence award for achieving the highest mark in the country in GCSE Geography in 2017. From left, geography teacher Mark Evans, head of geography Linda Scott, Emily Porter, and headteacher Duncan Meikle.

Bakewell school pupil gets Royal Society award for UK’s top GCSE mark

A Bakewell school student has been presented with a prestigious award after getting one of the top GCSE marks in the country for geography.

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Stagecoach has won the tender to operate two local bus services in Matlock. From left, Drivers Kay Bayliff, Jonny Axe, and Dave Roberts will be running the route.

Stagecoach wins tender to run two Matlock town centre bus routes

Stagecoach has announced it has won the tender to operate two bus services in Matlock with a trio of friendly, regular drivers serving the routes.

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Susan Tomlinson has written a new history of Matlock Town Football Club to coincide with the club's 140th anniversary.

Debut author uncovers historic origins of Matlock Town FC in new book

One of Matlock Town FC’s biggest backroom supporters has produced a new book detailing the origins of the club as it celebrates its 140th anniversary year.

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IN PICTURES: 10K run for Helen’s Trust at Chatsworth

More than 900 runners laced up their trainers at Chatsworth on Sunday in the biggest fundraising event of the year for a Derbyshire charity.

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Matlock Town FC fan Ian Taylor, right, was reunited with Dr Simon Wilson and this weekend's match against Workington. Dr Wilson saved Ian's life when he had a heart attack at a game in January 2017.

Matlock Town FC thank medics who saved fan’s life after heart attack

There was a heartfelt reunion at the DCJ Arena last week as a Matlock Town FC fan met up with the doctor who saved his life at a match in 2017.

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Derbyshire Dales council to vote on outsourced leisure centre operator

Derbyshire Dales council to vote on outsourced leisure centre operator

A not-for-profit leisure trust which operates across the UK is in line to win the contract to run Derbyshire Dales District Council’s four leisure centres.

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Blitz fire service veteran Doreen Maltz, 95, now a resident of Burton Closes Hall Care Home in Bakewell, has been presented with the Defence Medal for her efforts in London during the Second World War by local fire officer Alyson Hill.

Bakewell woman gets medal for London fire service role in WWII Blitz

A Bakewell care home resident has been honoured with a medal for her role in the London fire service during the Second World War Blitz.

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Derby College student Frances Porter has reached the grand final of the annual Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition which will be held at Harrogate Spring Flower Show on April 28.

Matlock student competes for Young Horticulturalist of the Year title

Matlock student Frances Porter, 22, has reached the grand final of the annual Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition which will be held at Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Saturday, April 28, organised by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.

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Australian state legislator Rick Colless, centre, visited the Peak District National Park to learn about partnership working between local organisations during a Commonwealth study tour of the UK.

Australian politician visits Peak District to talk natural resources

An Australian legislator was impressed by the work of the Peak District National Park and its partners when he visited on a fact-finding trip.

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Scott Clark, left, and Dean Kimberley from Gulliver's Kingdom ran the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, April 22, to raise money for the national charity Dreams Come True, which will help Derbyshire youngster Harley Jones and his family take a trip to Disneyland Paris. Harley is pictured here with siblings Archie and Skye.

Gulliver’s London Marathon team raise £13,700 for children’s charity

Two members of staff from Gulliver’s Kingdom ran the London Marathon on Sunday, to raise funds for a seriously ill little boy to go on his dream theme park holiday.

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Rescue teams called to Matlock quarry climbing spot after fall injury

Rescue teams called to Matlock quarry climbing spot after fall injury

A Derbyshire Fire & Rescue team was called to help somone who suffered a fall at a popular Matlock climbing spot this afternoon.

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Peak District tourism business workshops to push new marketing project

Peak District tourism business workshops to push new marketing project

Peak District tourism business owners have been invited to attend a series of workshops this week to learn about a new overseas marketing project.

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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue issue water safety reminders as weather warms

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue issue water safety reminders as weather warms

As the warm weather sends people in search of outdoor swimming venues and places to cool off, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) has issued a timely reminder about water safety.

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Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit arrested the driver of a green Vauxhall Meriva in Hathersage on Saturday, April 21, after finding the vehicle was uninsured and the driver failed a drug test.

Uninsured drug driver caught by police in Hathersage

Officers from the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit have arrested a driver in Hathersage on drug and motoring offences.

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Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

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