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.

Ryanair is holding two recruitment days for cabin crew.

JOB VACANCIES: Cabin crew and other roles up for grabs at East Midlands Airport

Fancy a new career that could really take off?

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.

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.


TOYS R US: Discounts of up to 70% on offer as remaining stores close

Toys R Us has launched a massive closing down sale - with discounts of up to 70 per cent available.

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.

Council chiefs want to hear residents' views on the issue

Have your say on controversial plans to expand Derbyshire quarrying

Council chiefs have unveiled controversial plans for expanding quarrying in Derbyshire.

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.

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.

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.


Gender pay gap: how Derbyshire companies rank

Companies in Derbyshire with more than 250 employees have revealed the difference in pay between men and women, following last night’s deadline.

More than 50 per cent of those from the East Midlands who were surveyed said they'd prefer extra holiday time over a pay rise

Derbyshire workers believe they deserve £8,000 a year pay rise

Workers in Derbyshire believe they deserve to get paid an extra £8,000 a year, a new survey has found.
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.

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.

Winter weather has taken a terrible toll on local roads

Council welcomes £2million boost to fix Derbyshire’s potholed roads

Derbyshire County Council has welcomed a £2m plus Government injection in its drive to fix the county’s potholes.

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.

These are difficult times for the retail sector.

Jobs threat as Carpetright announces plans to close stores amid troubled financial position

Embattled retailer Carpetright has put jobs under threat as it draws up sweeping restructuring plans which will close poorly-performing stores and see it tap investors for up to £60million.

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.

Hansons Auctioneers valuer Jim Spencer poses with the cigar butt smoked by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill’s cigar butt up for sale at Derbyshire auctioneers

A cigar butt once smoked by Winston Churchill is to be sold at auction by the Belper man whose father received it as a treasured gift.

Tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is to benefit from a new �1million project promoting holidays in England to the German market.

Peak District tourist board to target German holidaymakers in £1m plan

Regional tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is to share in a new £1million project to attract more visitors from mainland Europe.

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