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Derbyshire council chief pocketed more than £200k in a year

Mystery surrounds the identity of a Derbyshire council chief who pocketed more than £200,000 in the space of a year.

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The Taxpayers' Alliance releases its Town Hall Rich List every year.

List reveals Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100k in 2016-17

A list has revealed the Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100,000 during 2016-17.

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Derbyshire County Council's head office in Matlock

DERBYSHIRE: Council could lose decision-making powers

Planners fear being stripped of their powers to control mining schemes in Derbyshire.

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High Peak MP Ruth George

DERBYSHIRE: War of words over libraries

A Labour Derbyshire MP has been called “dishonest” by the county council’s Tory leader as a “war of words” broke out over libraries.

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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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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Tory leader accuses Labour MP of misleading public over Derbyshire library plans

The Conservative leader of Derbyshire County Council has insisted no libraries will close on his watch.

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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.

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Derbyshire Dales District Council chief executive Dorcas Bunton is to retire on May 31.

Derbyshire Dales council consider options as chief executive retires

Councillors are making plans for the future operational leadership of Derbyshire Dales District Council following the announcement that its chief executive is to retire.

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Barry Lewis

DERBYSHIRE: Council “not all about cuts”

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has dismissed claims that the authority is out to make a habit of funding cuts after waving through plans which could see 20 libraries handed over to volunteers and 13 bus routes reduced.

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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.

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MP Ruth George with campaigners

DERBYSHIRE: Petition launched over library cuts plan

A Derbyshire MP has launched a petition over proposed cuts to the county’s library service, fearing the changes will hit people on low incomes the hardest.

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Pauline Latham, Conservative MP for Mid Derbyshire.

MP launches scathing attack on Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

An MP has launched a scathing attack on Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

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Derbyshire County Council currently runs 45 libraries.

Derbyshire County Council unveils proposed changes to libraries

Twenty Derbyshire libraries could be taken over and managed by local people, it has emerged.
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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.

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Jeremy Corbyn during a recent visit to Derbyshire.

ANTI-SEMITISM ROW: Derbyshire Tory leader brands Jeremy Corbyn's mural comments 'simply horrific'

Derbyshire County Council's Conservative leader has claimed the Labour Party is 'lost' - after Jeremy Corbyn became embroiled in an anti-Semitism row.

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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.

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Date:26th April 2010.'Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, visiting Leeds, at The Light, supporting the conservative party election campaign.

POLL: Will World Cup echo 1936 Berlin Olympics?

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stirred up controversy this week by likening this summer’s World Cup in Russia to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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Question Time sees members of the public put topical questions to leading political figures

Question Time coming to Chesterfield

The BBC’s flagship political debate show Question Time is coming to Chesterfield - and you could be in the audience.

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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.

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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.

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