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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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Birdwatchers are out in force in Beeley. Picture: Brian Eyre.

Hundreds flock to Beeley to spot rare Asian bird

A rare bird from Asia has been spotted in the Peak District.
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Photo - Paul Reeves.

Clean-up set to take place after oil spill on Cromford Canal

A clean-up operation is set to start today after an oil spill on the Cromford Canal.

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One of the spray-painted lumps of dog mess at Pleasley Pit Country Park.

Spray paint highlights scourge of dog mess at pit park

More than 250 pieces of dog mess in the space of 200 yards have been recorded at a popular countryside site.

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Picture: Bolsover District Council.

Dog mess spray-painted bright colour at Derbyshire park

Dog mess has been sprayed a bright colour at a Derbyshire tourist attraction to highlight the problem.

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Environment Agency investigating oil spill on Cromford Canal

The Environment Agency is currently investigating what appears to be oil on the Cromford Canal at High Peak Junction.

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Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Whilst winter is something that much of the human population finds annoying, for our wildlife it is something to genuinely fear. For them, there’s no escape from it.

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Flood alert has been issued

Chesterfield flood warning latest

Flood warnings remain in place for Chesterfield this morning, though watchdogs say high river levels are now falling.

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Flood alert has been issued

WEATHER WARNING: Flood alert issued for Chesterfield and Staveley

Environment chiefs have issued a flood alert for Chesterfield following hours of heavy rainfall.

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WATCH: Smelly, STD-plagued, Asian ladybirds take over Derbyshire garage

A Derbyshire businessman had a shock when he found a loveliness of Harlequin ladybirds in his garage.

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