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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.


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.

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.

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.


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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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

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.

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