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Green flag Chesterfield park ‘being ruined’ by vandalism

A Hasland woman has issued a plea to the authorities to tackle vandalism and anti-social behaviour in Eastwood Park.

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Group chair, Dr Lynne Gadsden, overlooking a stretch of the Hallowes Golf Course, which  may be used for housing.

North east Derbyshire town vows to fight ‘destruction’ of ‘treasured’ greenbelt

Residents from across Dronfield are to launch a campaign to protect the town’s ‘treasured’ greenbelt land.

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Fly-tipping at the Memorial Hall in Barrow Hill.

Estate clean-up idea backfires after fly-tippers flock to Chesterfield neighbourhood

A council plan to ‘clean up’ a Chesterfield estate has backfired after bringing more rubbish to the area than before.

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The Waterswallows Waste and Recycling Site

Derbyshire tip charges removed by new Conservative leadership

Charges for residents taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres have been removed.

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Bolsover Big Tidy cleans streets with community spirit

Bolsover Big Tidy cleans streets with community spirit

Residents and community organisations joined forces for the Bolsover Big Tidy on Saturday, April 29, combing the streets to collect 40 bags of litter.

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Volunteer ranger Angela Pilcher checking the size of a nest 'cork' against the hole of a kit nest box. Photo: National Trust/David Bocking.

Popping corks for the arrival of rare Peak District visitors

A team of National Trust rangers are preparing to ‘uncork’ new homes for more than 30 migrant couples arriving in the Peak District this spring.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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An unofficial rubbish dump has appeared just off Derby Road.

VIDEO: Unofficial rubbish dump appears in Chesterfield neighbourhood

An unofficial rubbish dump has appeared in a Chesterfield neighbourhood - just yards from a infant and nursery school.

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SEVERE BURN ALERT: 'Dangerous' plant currently growing in Chesterfield

Council workers are set to tackle a dangerous plant which can cause life-changing injuries.
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Haytop Country Park, Whatstandwell.

Illegal tree felling at caravan site stopped

A council has served a court injunction against a company which is illegally felling trees at a Derbyshire caravan park.

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PICTURES: Anti-fracking protest at Chesterfield company

Anti-fracking demonstrators have this morning been demonstrating at a Chesterfield company.
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Fly-tipping on Longside Road in Holymoorside.

PICTURES: New charges ‘will increase fly-tipping’ in Chesterfield

Fears new rules for waste disposal may lead to more fly-tipping in north east Derbyshire have been raised.

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VIDEO DEBATE: Should we allow fracking in Derbyshire?

We brought together Ineos boss Tom Pickering and campaigner Cassie Steel to debate the controversial issue of fracking, and whether we should be celebrating - or concerned - over plans to introduce it in Derbyshire.

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Shirebrook woman fined for burning rubbish at property

Shirebrook woman fined for burning rubbish at property

A woman has been fined more than £200 for repeatedly burning waste at a property in Shirebrook, despite warnings not to.

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The offices of Bolsover District Council, who brought the prosecution against Mrs Cooper.

Women fined for burning rubbish in her garden

A woman who ignored warnings about illegally burning rubbish at her Shirebrook home has been slapped with a fine in court.

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In public places, the advice is still to 'bag it and bin it'.

VIDEO: Dog fouling advice has not changed, say council

Chesterfield Borough Council has told dog owners they must continue to clean up after their pets.

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WATCH: Fracking firm and protestor debate INEOS health and safety record.

The giant chemical company hoping to carry out fracking tests in Derbyshire has defended it’s health and safety record during a Derbyshire Times debate with a local campaigner.

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Taddington Camping Barn.

Charity severs link with small businesses

Businesses which provide low-cost access to the Derbyshire countryside could be forced to close after a charity withdrew its support.

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Haytop Country Park.

Caravan owners given eight days to leave site

Caravan owners at a holiday park in Whatstandwell have been given just eight days to leave by its new owners.

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Crich campaigner Patrick Cooke is concerned about housing development near former tips

Nuclear waste fears at new housing site

A new housing development near a nuclear waste dump in Derbyshire ‘could put lives at risk’.

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