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Thousands apply for Canine Cottages critic job as deadline approaches

A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received over 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a ‘canine critic’, and plenty more are expected before tomorrow’s deadline.

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Thunder and lightning is expected in the yellow area.

Met Office issues thunderstorm alert and warns of possible flooding

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms affecting north-west Derbyshire throughout Saturday evening, with scattered rainfall expected across the rest of the East Midlands.

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These men have been jailed running an international drug-smuggling network after Greater Manchester Police seized �66million of heroin and cocaine in 2017.

East Midlands men jailed after £66m drugs bust breaks European network

Four East Midlands men have been jailed following the highest value drug seizure ever made by Greater Manchester Police (GMP). 

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From left, pool manager Fluer Fern, Sheila Kirland's daughter Sarah Millington, Mayor of Wirksworth Alison Clamp, and the pool's chair of trustees Dave Baker.

Wirksworth swimming pool reopens with new name in tribute to supporter

Wirksworth swimming pool officially reopened last weekend after a major revamp made possible by a former customer who died in 2016.

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Fritchley Congregational Church, on the village green, was founded in the 1840s and has Grade II listed status.

Residents dismayed as church considers sale of Fritchley village hall

Fritchley residents have been left frustrated and dismayed as the religious organisation which owns their village hall contemplate selling it off.

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Pictured at the launch of the Tracking Our Heritage project, from left: Peak Rail trustee Roy Mackinlay, project team leader Catherine Croney, Mick Bond from the Peak Rail Association, chairman of the trustees David Lathrope, and project manager Richard Godley.

Heritage Lottery Midland Mainline rail project seeks Dales volunteers

The organisers of a new Lottery-funded rail heritage project are appealing for Matlock, Darley Dale and Rowsley residents to help set the wheels in motion.

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Matlock Cycling Club member Ewan Mackie, 15, completed the Everest challenge in Cromford on Saturday, April 14. His efforts have so far raised more than �1,500 for Cardiac Risk in the Young and CLIC Sargent, in memory of Hayfield youngster Charlie Craig.

Matlock teen conquers Everest cycling challenge in tribute to friends

Matlock Cycling Club member Ewan Mackie, 15, conquered the Everest Challenge at High Peak Junction on Saturday, April 14, helping to raise more than £1,500 so far for Cardiac Risk in the Young and CLIC Sargent.

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Rowsley Ward at Newholme Hospital, Bakewell, closed on Friday, April 13, as Derbyshire healthcare organisations move towards new models of patient care.

End of an era as Bakewell hospital rehab ward closes ahead of schedule

It was the end of an era for Rowsley Ward at Newholme Hospital in Bakewell on Friday, 13, as the doors closed for the final time to make way for new models of care for patients in north Derbyshire.

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Wirksworth filmmaker Stuart Wheldon is seeking production funding as he gears up to shoot his next horror short this summer.

Wirksworth filmmaker preps for horror short with crowdfunding campaign

Wirksworth filmmaker Stuart Wheeldon is about to launch a crowdfunding campaign in preparation for his next independent horror production.

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Matlock firms are helping Highfields secondary school in to develop its careers strategy and support pupils as they explore their career options and prepare for the world of work. Anne Ashman and some of the Highfields students who took part in last summer's MVIS Challenge.

Matlock school recruits enterprise advisor to develop careers strategy

Two Matlock firms are investing in the next generation by helping a secondary school develop its careers strategy in order to prepare students for the world of work.

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World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

Renowned Matlock wildlife artist, environmentalist and television personality Pollyanna Pickering died last week following a short illness.

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Chesterfield College visual arts students visit Cromford Mill.

Chesterfield College students stage art exhibition at Cromford Mills

Students from Chesterfield College are presenting their work in a free exhibition at Sir Richard Arkwright’s Mill in Cromford this week.

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Diane and Phillip Cone outside the Barrel Inn, which has been able to  improve dining facilities for customers thanks to free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council

Derbyshire Dales council service helps Bretton pub expand dining area

The owners of the highest pub in Derbyshire have taken the business on to a new level with help from the free Derbyshire Dales council advice service.

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Derbyshire Dales District Council chief executive Dorcas Bunton is to retire on May 31.

Derbyshire Dales council consider options as chief executive retires

Councillors are making plans for the future operational leadership of Derbyshire Dales District Council following the announcement that its chief executive is to retire.

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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has taken over the management of Peak Quarry Nature Reserve near Brassington.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust take over Brassington quarry nature reserve

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has revealed an agreement to take on the management of a nature reserve at a disused quarry near Brassington.

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Derbyshire Fire Authority votes to cut firefighters at Matlock station

Derbyshire Fire Authority votes to cut firefighters at Matlock station

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority (FRA) has voted to approve controversial changes to the duty system operated at Matlock fire station.

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Paul Tomlinson director of Peak Rail

Quarry firms and heritage operator consider Peak District railway line

Proposals to revive a disused rail line through the Peak District have moved a step forward, but not the passenger service some have called for.

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Ethical coffee capsule supplier Peak Coffee has been named Microbusiness of the Year at the Federation of Small Businesses East Midlands award. The company is run by husband and wife, Glyn and Sue Jones, centre.

Fairtrade capsule firm Peak Coffee tastes more regional awards success

An Ashover company selling Fairtrade coffee capsules and accessories across Europe has enjoyed more success in regional business awards.

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Bakewell business Shutts Farm Machinery has received  free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council on how to expand its premises to meet growing international demand; pictured are business advisor Heather Bradford with Shutts owner Richard Corbridge.

Derbyshire Dales council helps farm machinery firm grow in the Sahara

A Bakewell farming supplier has enlisted free business support from the district council after seeing red hot growth in demand for exports to the Sahara region.

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Derbyshire Dales District Council parks and streetscene officer Helen Carrington displays one of the 2018/19 parking badges which are currently being posted out to households along with Council Tax bills.

Derbyshire Dales council issue new free parking badges for households

Derbyshire Dales District Council is currently posting out this year’s free parking badges to 34,000 households across the district.

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