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Derbyshire fire service launch public consultation on station staffing

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has launched a public consultation on options to change the way Glossop and Matlock fire stations are staffed by firefighters.

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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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Curbar Edge in the Peak District. Picture by Jason Chadwick.

Brexit could 'damage' Peak District National Park

Brexit could leave the Peak District National Park 'struggling to make ends meet', according to pro-EU campaigners.
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Council officer Helen Carrington delivering a gift to Christmas shoppers.

Derbyshire Dales council extend free car parking for Christmas period

Derbyshire Dales District Council is encouraging people to shop locally this Christmas, by once again giving them the gift of free parking.

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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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Bakewell market is streets ahead of counterparts in other Derbyshire Dales towns.

Council announce changes to try and save three town stall markets

Derbyshire Dales District Council have agreed a series of measures in the hope of saving three stall markets currently operating at a loss.

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Derbyshire County Council to debate future of Wirksworth schools

Derbyshire County Council to debate future of Wirksworth schools

Derbyshire County Council members will meet this week to discuss how best to meet future primary school demand in Wirksworth.

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Business advisor Heather Bradford, left, and caf� owner Kate Lane.

Matlock café growing with council business advice service

Another upgrade is on the menu for Matlock’s popular Café in the Park thanks to free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council.

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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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John and Geoff Buckley on the bench in Middleton Top which bears their father's name.John and Geoff Buckley on the bench in Middleton Top which bears their father's name.

Brothers to recreate father’s historic rail feat on mobility scooters

A Derbyshire Dales family will fulfil a long-held wish this weekend as they set out on a fundraising trek along a route where their forefather entered local folklore.

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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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Residents campaign to preserve the landscape and character of Darley Dale is showing signs of success.

Council boost Darley Dale campaign to block housing plan

Darley Dale residents trying to block a planned housing development in the town have been given cause for optimism by district council officers.

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The landlord of the Boat Inn fears car park charges could hit his trade.

Pub landlord to fight council car park charging plans

A Cromford pub landlord says he is determined to block any Derbyshire Dales District Council plans to introduce charges at car parks in the village.

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Derbyshire County Council needs to save 85million by 2022.

Derbyshire County Council 'needs to cut extra £5m after Tory spending'

Derbyshire County Council must cut an extra £5million because of Tory spending over the last three months, it has been claimed.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Ian Stephenson.

Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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Dales council launch resident survey on parking changes

Dales council launch resident survey on parking changes

Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting area residents to respond to proposed changes to its car parking policy and ticket charges.

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Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

The long-awaited £12million redevelopment of a historic Peak District business park is set to start, promising jobs, facilities and a 72-bed hotel.

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