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Ineos threatens legal action against Clumber Park over fracking survey

Energy firm Ineos is threatening legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on Clumber Park near Worksop.

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Peak District woods being 'sold off to highest bidder', campaigners claim

Campaigners claim the Peak District National Park authority is 'selling off' woods to the 'highest bidder'.
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Sphagnum moss trial planting at Nether Hey, above Howden Reservoir: Richard Vink with some of the 'slime' gel used to coat moss pellets. Photo: David Bocking.

Peak District peat bogs restoration leads a ‘green revolution’

The bogs of the Peak District moors are changing, thanks to a ‘green revolution’ led by scientists from the Moors for the Future Partnership trying to restore miles of peat polluted by the industrial revolution.

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Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

A fly-tipper has been handed a bill for more than £1,500 after he was caught on camera dumping a substantial amount of waste in Ilkeston.

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VIDEO: Row erupts over Danesmoor fracking protest

Traders in a north Derbyshire town say protests against a company involved in fracking are harming their businesses.

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Residents of Arkwright Town who are fed up with the plague of flies and smell from a nearby composting centre.

PICTURES: Fly problems ‘a nightmare’ say Arkwright residents

An exasperated Arkwright Town dad says a composting site is making his family’s life unbearable.

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Thousands of fish released in bid to restore ecology of Chesterfield river

Thousands of fish released in bid to restore ecology of Chesterfield river

Environment Agency officers have released 8,000 fish into the River Rother at Chesterfield in a bid to breathe new life into the previously heavily polluted waterway.

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Spring Lambs at Hardwick Hall (Photo: John Scholey)

VIDEO: Get a drone’s eye view of Hardwick Park

An amateur Chesterfield film-maker has made a great new video about Hardwick Park - using a camera mounted on a drone.

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The Green Flag awarded Eastwood Park in Hasland which is a magnet for vandalism according to a local couple living nearby.

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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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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