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Derbyshire County Council granted funds to fix three dangerous roads

Three major Derbyshire roads, which are considered to be among the most dangerous in the UK, are set to be revamped as part of the government’s new ‘Safer Roads Fund’.

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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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Flying ants can cover surfaces

Derbyshire warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

Derbyshire residents are being warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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Off-road vehicles could be banned from the track

DERBYSHIRE: D-day for vehicle ban plan on popular track

Vehicles could soon be banned from a popular track through the Derbyshire countryside.

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New protections could be put in place for the Peak District

Campaign group welcomes review into National Parks so they can be better protected

The Campaign for National Parks charity has welcomed the Westminster Government’s announcement of Julian Glover as the chair of a 21st century “Hobhouse” review into England’s National Parks.

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Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya with Isaac, Olivia, Charlotte, Rowan and Zara. Photo: Julia Williamson.

Blue Peter presenter joins Peak District kids on 'toad patrol'

Kids in a village near Buxton are leading the way in getting close to nature and preserving the nature at an ancient mere.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to host Dales discovery events for children

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to host Dales discovery events for children

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is hosting two children’s events at its local centres on Monday, April 9.

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Derbyshire Dales council agree toilet charges and closure consultation

Derbyshire Dales council agree toilet charges and closure consultation

Derbyshire Dales District Council has launched a public consultation on the possible closure of some public toilets.

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Police receive reports of deer poaching on forestry land near Matlock

Police receive reports of deer poaching on forestry land near Matlock

Derbyshire Police has issued an appeal for information after receiving reports of deer poaching on Forestry Commission land near Matlock.

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Wirksworth residents Alastair Clark, Rob Tresidder and John Horak travelled to their French twin town Die to showcase local green initiatives at the Ecologie au Quotidien conference

Wirksworth trio share ideas for going green on visit to twin town Die

Three Wirksworth residents travelled to their French twin town last week to screen a film as part of an annual environmental conference.

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RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

The RSPB has ceased its involvement in the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative after the charity claims the multi-partnership project continually failed to improve the fortunes of raptors in the Dark Peak.

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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.

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Today has been dubbed Fly Tipping Friday

Fly tipping Friday - mountains of rubbish set to be dumped today

Today is Fly Tipping Friday - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for the illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

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