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Derbyshire Dales MP makes pledge to honour Holocaust Memorial Day

Derbyshire Dales’ MP has renewed his commitment to supporting Holocaust Memorial Day and educational work carried out by survivors.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

How Derbyshire County Council plans to save £12million in 2018-19

Next Thursday, councillors at Conservative-led Derbyshire County Council are expected to approve £12.3million cuts to services during 2018-19. Here we take a look at what are likely to be the most controversial savings...
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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Derbyshire County Council's leader says his child is deaf - and defends services

The county council's leader has revealed he is a father and an uncle to two deaf children - as he defended his authority's educational support for youngsters with hearing impairments after a charity boss raised concerns.
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Derbyshire County Council is proposing its biggest rise in council tax in 15 years.

Derbyshire council tax rise will help 'rising numbers' of needy children

A council tax hike in Derbyshire will help 'rising numbers of children in need', according to a report.

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Derbyshire County Councils Matlock HQ.

Derbyshire poised for £12m cuts, council tax rise and job losses

Derbyshire County Council is poised to make £12.3million of cuts over the next year.
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Ofsted tell Wirksworth school to speed up progress on improvement plan

Ofsted tell Wirksworth school to speed up progress on improvement plan

A Wirksworth school has been told to fast-track its improvements by Ofsted amid the upheaval following a highly critical report in 2017.

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Derbyshire Dales District Council hope to steer the Matlock Bath Illuminations on a better financial path in 2018.

Matlock Bath Illuminations profits miss council target by £37,000

Derbyshire Dales District Council have revealed that the crowd-pleasing 2017 Matlock Bath Illuminations season did not hit its budget target.

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Derbyshire Dales District Council chairman Councillor Steve Flitter and his wife Ann.

Derbyshire Dales District Council open community award nominations

Derbyshire Dales District Council chairman Steve Flitter is inviting nominations for the Derbyshire Dales Community Awards.

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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue representatives will be taking questions on the future of Matlock fire station this week.

Fire service to answer questions on Matlock station staffing changes

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority will be in Matlock this week to talk to the public about potential changes affecting the service.

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Joan Ward has been given a British Citizen Award for her services to the community of Dethick, Lea and Holloway

National award for parish councillor who led Holloway memorial project

A woman who has served on the parish council of Dethick, Lea and Holloway over many years has been recognised with a national honour.

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Sir Patrick McLoughlin

Derbyshire MP Sir Patrick McLoughlin stands down as Tory party chair

Derbyshire MP Sir Patrick McLoughlin has stood down from his role as the Conservative Party chairman as Prime Minister Theresa May continues to reshuffle her cabinet.

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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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Changes could be coming at Matlock fire station as Derbyshire Fire and Rescue seek to cut costs.

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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