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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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How can you recycle your Christmas waste?

How to recycle your Christmas waste

So that's it, the Christmas and new year celebrations are over and it's back to normal.

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Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers have been reported to have been illegally dumping festive waste by bins at a locked recycling centre.

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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.

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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.

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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Council chief hits out at call to take fracking decision out of Derbyshire hands

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has said a call for ministers to decide if fracking should go ahead in the county would rob local people of the right to decide their own future.

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Police and council workers could be given new powers to tackle alcohol misuse in public spaces.

Derbyshire Dales council look to extend Public Space Protection Orders

Derbyshire Dales District Council has launched a public consultation on possible new restrictions against the use of alcohol, barbecues and vehicles in places such as parks, recreation grounds and play areas.

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National Trust Ranger Luke Barley (in red) and Joe Alsop from Natural England near Monsal Dale. Photo: David Bocking.

Peak District conservationists join the battle to avoid ‘ash Armageddon’

As ash woodlands turn to yellow this autumn, National Trust Ranger Luke Barley and his colleagues have reported signs of ash dieback all over the White Peak.

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Families invited to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust pre-school club

Families invited to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust pre-school club

Families with children aged three and up are being invited to join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s nature club for pre-school children.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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