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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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Emergency clean up prevents Castleton oil spill spreading

Emergency clean up prevents Castleton oil spill spreading

The Environment Agency (EA) has been on site near Peakshole Water in Castleton after approximately 25 litres of used cooking oil were accidentally spilled into a surface water drain.

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A scene from Mat's Derbyshire Dales video.

VIDEO: Derbyshire Dales captured in stunning ‘4k’ detail

The Derbyshire Dales is a truly stunning place.

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Teams on site dealing with the spillage. Photo - Environment Agency.

Joint working praised after oil spillage in Derbyshire

A cooking oil spill in Derbyshire has had no environmental impact, it has been confirmed.

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How the new hotel at Stoney Middleton is expected to look once a development partner has been found.

Plans approved for first new-build Peak District hotel

The Peak District National Park is set to welcome its first new-build hotel since the park was created in 1961, after planners gave it the go ahead.

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Council to debate plans for charging public toilet users

Council to debate plans for charging public toilet users

Derbyshire Dales District Council is to debate plans drawn up by officers to introduce a charge for the use of selected public toilets.

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Wirksworth charity issues emergency appeal for Asia floods

Wirksworth charity issues emergency appeal for Asia floods

Wirksworth charity Aquabox is appealing for help to send emergency supplies to areas of Asia hit by catastrophic floods in recent weeks.

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