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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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Flytipping is on the increase across the East Midlands.

Council spends £29,000 on flytipping in Chesterfield but dish out just £160 in fines

Council chiefs spent £14,000 investigating local flytipping last year - but the culprits were fined just £160.

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Building waste.

Council to charge for disposal of building and demolition waste at recycling centres

Charges for people taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres will start soon.

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Anti-fracking protestors take to the streets

Fracking protestors vow to make a difference

Organisers of Saturday’s anti-fracking march in Eckington are adamant they made a difference in the fight to keep shale gas drilling away from their patch.

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Protests and meetings against fracking have been taking place in the area.

FRACKING: We want your questions for a Facebook Live event on Thursday

On Thursday at 12.30pm, we'll be holding a Facebook Live with a representative of INEOS about fracking and we want your questions to put to them.
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Walton dam is a popular spot for dog walkers (Photo: Trevor Roberts).

Woman ‘wants closure’ over gruesome find at Chesterfield beauty spot

A woman who found a dead dog at a Chesterfield beauty spot says she ‘wants closure’ after trying to find its owners.

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Reclamation work at the Coalite site at Shuttlewood.

Polluted site ‘no risk to public’ say developers

Developers have played down fears that work being done on the former Coalite site in Shuttlewood might be damaging to people’s health.

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People are opposing fracking in Derbyshire.

Thousands oppose Derbyshire fracking plan

More than 67,000 people have signed a petition against fracking in Derbyshire.

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Fly tipping on Morton Lane near Apperknowle.

Are rural fly-tipping incidents linked?

Fly-tipping in a rural part of Derbyshire has reached crisis levels - and residents and the council believe the same people are responsible.

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The High Peak Trail.

Narrow sections of Peak District trail to be improved

Work to widen and resurface part of a Peak District trail is due to get underway.

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A fox is snapped by one of the cameras.

Your help needed to catch wildlife on camera

Cameras are on offer to capture photos of wildlife living on our doorsteps.

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Tree felling along High Peak Trail sparks criticism

Experts have felled 25 trees on the High Peak Trail.

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VIDEO: First look at Matlock’s proposed new housing development at quarry site

Plans for an eagerly-awaited housing development on a former quarry site have been submitted to the council.

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Rubble dumped off Lincoln Street in Chesterfield.

PICTURES: ‘Eyesore’ rubble piles appear off Derby Road

A landowner has been criticised by residents who say work being carried out on his land has created an ‘eyesore’ for people who live there.

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Derbyshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

Derbyshire farmers are being asked to keep their poultry indoors to help prevent an outbreak of a highly-infectious strain of avian flu which has been found in Europe.

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