New manager appointed at ‘spectacular’ Bakewell care home for elderly

A care worker with more than 25 years of experience has taken the top job at a Bakewell care home, one of the most unique in Derbyshire.

Matlock mum praises hospital staff who cared for critically ill baby

Matlock mum praises hospital staff who cared for critically ill baby

A Matlock mum whose infant son was admitted to the Critical Care Unit at Nottingham Children’s Hospital has praised staff for their work.

Ofsted tell Wirksworth school to speed up progress on improvement plan

Ofsted tell Wirksworth school to speed up progress on improvement plan

A Wirksworth school has been told to fast-track its improvements by Ofsted amid the upheaval following a highly critical report in 2017.

Peak District Forest School leader Ruth Dixon is nearing the end of a busy year working towards an award from conservation charity the  John Muir Trust

Outdoor educator to host Hope Valley litter pick for environment award

An outdoor education worker from Bradwell is to host a community litter pick as her final step to gaining a prestigious conservation accolade.

Derbyshire Dales District Council hope to steer the Matlock Bath Illuminations on a better financial path in 2018.

Matlock Bath Illuminations profits miss council target by £37,000

Derbyshire Dales District Council have revealed that the crowd-pleasing 2017 Matlock Bath Illuminations season did not hit its budget target.

Old Apothecary shop manager Claire Pearson, who previously ran the Bee Tree womens clothing store in Matlock Bath.

New Matlock Bath beauty therapy shop revives magic of old apothecary

The owners of a new beauty and bathing shop in Matlock Bath are hoping customers will help peel back its 180 years of history to find a very modern apothecary.

Derbyshire Dales District Council chairman Councillor Steve Flitter and his wife Ann.

Derbyshire Dales District Council open community award nominations

Derbyshire Dales District Council chairman Steve Flitter is inviting nominations for the Derbyshire Dales Community Awards.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue representatives will be taking questions on the future of Matlock fire station this week.

Fire service to answer questions on Matlock station staffing changes

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority will be in Matlock this week to talk to the public about potential changes affecting the service.

Joan Ward has been given a British Citizen Award for her services to the community of Dethick, Lea and Holloway

National award for parish councillor who led Holloway memorial project

A woman who has served on the parish council of Dethick, Lea and Holloway over many years has been recognised with a national honour.

How the new Wirksworth Heritage Centre will look once work is complete, according to a design by Lathams Architects.

Work under way to transform new Wirksworth Heritage Centre building

Building work is under way to transform a disused townhouse in Wirksworth into a state-of-the art centre for showcasing local heritage.

Marguerite Willmot gives Bob the horse a brush down during one of the Connection Space sessions at Matlock Farm Park.

Matlock care farming group gives people with dementia chance to shine

The leaders of a project helping older adults find a new lease of life on the farm are celebrating as they reach the end of a successful trial run.

Alice Hague was over the moon to receive her own shopping trolley courtesy of Whites Spar in Calver.

Calver shopkeeper turns Santa to help mum fufil special Christmas wish

A Calver shopkeeper has made a young girl’s Christmas wish come true, after giving her one of the trolleys she loves to play with.

Mike Joseph who has set up a water-powered generator with the help of local school children to power the village Christmas lights.

Bradwell village switch on hydroelectric Christmas lights in UK first

Residents of a Hope Valley village may be dreaming of a wet Christmas, after launching what may be the UK’s first hydro-powered illuminations.

Matlock Hospitals League of Friends chairman Mike Tomlinson and honorary secretary Pam Wildgoose present toys to nurse Susan White for children to use while visiting the minor injuries unit

League of Friends bring Christmas cheer to Darley Dale hospital

Matlock Hospitals League of Friends spread seasonal cheer to Whitworth Hospital in Darley Dale, presenting a collection of gifts to be used by patients.

Matlock Boxing Day raft race.
The first raft gets to the weir at Cromford, they get down safely.

Environment Agency issue appeal ahead of Matlock Boxing Day raft race

As the annual Matlock Boxing Day raft race paddles back into view, the Environment Agency has urged spectators to treat the river with care.

A new weeky parkrun will launch at Hassop station, December 30.

Peak District parkrun group to launch in Bakewell this month

The worldwide parkrun phenomenon is stretching its legs into the Derbyshire Dales, with a new weekly event being launched later this month.

Changes could be coming at Matlock fire station as Derbyshire Fire and Rescue seek to cut costs.

Derbyshire fire service launch public consultation on station staffing

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has launched a public consultation on options to change the way Glossop and Matlock fire stations are staffed by firefighters.


O Crumb, All Ye Faithful: Baker makes nativity cake masterpiece to help school

A Youlgrave baker has given an early Christmas gift to the village school after creating a jaw-dropping nativity scene in cake form to fundraise for playground refurbishments.

Malcolm and Katie Campbell have just opened the Springmount Dental & Aesthetics practice in Matlock.

Couple open new Matlock dental and aesthetics clinic in dream location

A husband and wife team have embarked on a new adventure in Matlock after opening their own dental and aesthetics clinic this week.

Dawn Hutcheson, of the 2nd Matlock Brownies and Guides, has been presented with the Queen's Guide Award.

Matlock Guides leader given honour of rare Queen’s award

An inspirational young woman from Matlock has been presented with the Girlguiding movement’s higest award at a ceremony in Westminster.

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