HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
An example of fly tipping in the Chesterfield area. Picture: Chesterfield Borough Council.

Almost £30,000 of YOUR cash WASTED because of idiot fly tippers

Taxpayers footed a bill of almost £30,000 to deal with fly tipping in Chesterfield, latest figures show.

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George Talbot monitoring a nest. Pictures submitted.

Peak project sees ants fitted with tiny transmitters

Scientists have been studying more than 900 ant nests around Longshaw in a series of groundbreaking investigations.

FLOWER POWER -- Eastwood Park, which was one of the stops on the tour of Chesterfield that tantalised the East Midlands In Bloom judges.

Chesterfield is bloomin’ marvellous!.....and it’s official!

We all know Chesterfield is bloomin’ marvellous! Now we have the official proof!

Birds of prey such as Peregrines are protected by law.

Young peregrine falcon shot in Peak District

Police have launched an investigation after a young peregrine falcon died after being shot in the Peak District National Park.

HOME OF THE LESSER SPOTTED VOLUNTEER -- Carr Vale Nature Reserve. (PHOTO BY: Guy Badham)

Volunteers clock up 6,000-day milestone at Carr Vale Nature Reserve

The value of volunteers to Derbyshire’s countryside has been underlined by a remarkable milestone at the popular Carr Vale Nature Reserve.

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CULLING badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB in cattle, says Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Wildlife charity condemns decision to cull more badgers

A decision by the government to extend badger culling has been strongly condemned by a Derbyshire conservation charity.

Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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Hen harriers are on the brink of extinction in England.

Peak protest highlights plight of hen harrier

Scores of protesters have descended on the Peak District to highlight the plight of a bird of prey.

The flower stalk of a Giant Hogweed plant

Giant Hogweed ‘running riot’ at Chesterfield beauty spot

A concerned Birdholme resident is angry that a potentially dangerous plant is being left to ‘run riot’ by Chesterfield Borough Council.

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Staff from the Markham Vale branch taking part in the McDonalds litter pick along the Chesterfield Canal

McDonalds and council team up for Chesterfield Canal clean up

Employees of Chesterfield’s three McDonalds joined forces to help clean up the Chesterfield Canal last Tuesday.

Campaigners win final victory in 17-year battle  to protect Peak District landscape

Campaigners win final victory in 17-year battle to protect Peak District landscape

The 17-year legal battle over a quarry near Bakewell has ended in victory for campaigners who fought to protect the Peak District landscape.

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Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit northern England and the East Midlands later this week.

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WEEKEND WEATHER: Chilly and drizzly in Derbyshire

A cold and wet few days have been forecast for Derbyshire this weekend.

Monsal Head by Villager Jim.

What are the best views in Derbyshire?

We all know that Derbyshire is blessed with some of the finest scenery in the country and the weekend’s sunny spring weather was showing it off at its very best.

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Derbyshire trust’s delight as funding secured for national crime unit

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has expressed their delight after the National Wildlife Crime Unit had its funding secured until 2020.

ICE WARNING: Big freeze heading for Derbyshire

ICE WARNING: Big freeze heading for Derbyshire

Weather forecasters are warning people about an ice risk in Derbyshire as sub-zero temperatures are expected to take over the region tonight.

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Mill Lane, Dronfield, Derbyshire

Derbyshire site listed as one of UK’s ‘grottiest’

A Derbyshire site has been chosen as on of the UK’s top 12 ‘grotspots’ by a body which is planning the UK’s largest ever litter pick to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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