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COLUMN: Why Chesterfield is such a good place to work

My name is Chiara Albrizio, I am 37 years of age and I have been working in Chesterfield for the past eight years. I am the business development manager for Nonnas, Chesterfield, on Chatsworth Road. I run the cookery school, help with event management and help with the outside catering. I am also the person behind our social media campaigns.

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COLUMN: Respect the rights of your neighbours

COLUMN: Respect the rights of your neighbours

What annoys one person might be perfectly acceptable to another but there’s a big difference between respectful and nuisance behaviour – and most of us know when this boundary is crossed.

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Outdoor activities to wean your child off social media

Outdoor activities to wean your child off social media

Three quarters of children spend less time outdoors than prisoners in UK jails. A fifth don’t spend any time outdoors at all on an average day.

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COLUMN: Agreement secures use of Wirksworth sporting facilities

COLUMN: Agreement secures use of Wirksworth sporting facilities

The quality of the resources and facilities a person has access to can significantly affect their learning while at school.

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Alice Bassett

COLUMN: Young people in Peak District train to be sports leaders

Young leaders at Hartington Young People’s Activity Club (HYPAC) have been working together on their leadership skills to achieve their Community Sports Leaders level two award.

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Paddy Tipping , Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

COLUMN: Specialist emergency team were a sight to behold

Like most Britons, my respect and appreciation for our emergency services personnel is immense following the terrible events in London and Manchester and more recently the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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COLUMN: Summer sports net danger for animals

COLUMN: Summer sports net danger for animals

As a summer of sport kicks off, the RSPCA has revealed more than 1,000 animals were rescued from sports and other netting last year - with a spike in the warmer months.

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COLUMN: Parenting is a ride you can’t get off

COLUMN: Parenting is a ride you can’t get off

I’ve always been an anxious person and I tend to feel responsible for everything around 
me.

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Sue Cooper

COLUMN: Wirksworth volunteers learn key skills for heritage work

We have now pretty much cleared the furniture and other non-museum items from Webster’s, with some sent to Bamford’s salerooms in Derby and the remainder sold at Wirksworth’s very first ‘Antiques in the Street’ event last weekend. This went really well for its first year and will hopefully become a regular thing in Wirksworth’s calendar. It enabled us to sell quite a few unusual items from the barn including very old flat irons and a 1943 soldier’s greatcoat but also some items we couldn’t identify. Sadly, the greatcoat included the maker’s name but not that of its owner so we cannot be sure it belonged to Mr Webster.

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COLUMN: Let’s make sure our anger is used wisely

In 1961 Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse launched a West End musical entitled Stop the World, I Want to Get Off.

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COLUMN: Coal delivery day was a great event for local kids

COLUMN: Coal delivery day was a great event for local kids

During the time of my childhood in the 1950s and early 60s, you could not help but be affected by local industries in one way or another.

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COLUMN: Invest in our police

COLUMN: Invest in our police

In the wake of the shocking terrorist atrocities in London and Manchester, tough questions are being asked about the true capacity and resilience of our police forces to respond to further attacks. 
Nationally, our streets have 20,000 fewer police officers on them today than they did in 2010 – some 300 less in Derbyshire alone – and around 310 fewer police staff. While London may be well resourced to respond, how many of our rural forces could cope with a critical incident of the scale we have seen?

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Head of Anthony Gell School Wirksworth Malcolm Kelly

COLUMN: Hard work of Dales students will pay off on results day

As we approach the end of another busy term and another successful year in school, our thoughts are turning to the examination results that will be published in August.

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COLUMN: Sun shone for Trooping the Colour

COLUMN: Sun shone for Trooping the Colour

It’s called flaming June and this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony was held in blazing temperatures – more than 30°C in central London.

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Gay Bolton with plastered wrist.

COMMENT: Our health service is wonderful

The gnarled hand of old age is beckoning its arthritic finger at me and all I want to do is run in the opposite direction - if only my fragile bones would let me.

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COLUMN: Public has had enough of unsteady leadership

COLUMN: Public has had enough of unsteady leadership

In 1961 Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse launched a West End musical entitled Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. They got the title from a piece of graffiti on an East London wall. The musical’s long forgotten, but the graffiti’s back, and after the events of the past few months, it’s hardly surprising that some people still feel moved to write on a wall. However, for many of the victims of Kensington’s Grenfell Tower inferno the wall is one of the main channels for anger.

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COLUMN: What to do if you see a dog in a hot car

COLUMN: What to do if you see a dog in a hot car

Just last week, an RSPCA inspector sent me a photo of a thermometer in their van - which showed that it was a whopping 45.3c inside the vehicle.

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COLUMN: I was once a tutting childless eye roller

COLUMN: I was once a tutting childless eye roller

I remember many an evening spent in restaurants rolling my eyes at wayward children.

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COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

Well, here it is, the election no-one expected is upon us and who knows how much our confused and divided country will be changed by June 8?

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