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COLUMN: Country collectables to go under the hammer

The glory of the British countryside will be celebrated in a specialist auction devoted to all manner of country pursuits and fishing collectables.  Think the English country house with the obedient Labrador, tatty leather luggage, stuffed animal heads, the hit films Gosford Park and The Shooting Party.

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Head of Anthony Gell School Wirksworth Malcolm Kelly

COLUMN: Results day is looming for anxious students

Results days! Love them or loathe them, they’ve been around for a long time and are likely to remain for some years to come.

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The Moog is being chipped by Neighbourhood warden for Bolsover district Council Anne Young, as part of the Dog Trust free chipping initiative.

GUEST COLUMN: Shock of abandoned animals, by Rachel Butler, RSPCA regional press officer

Earlier this month, the RSPCA released shocking figures which show that the charity rescues one animal every hour in the summer months.

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COLUMN: Keep kids’ minds active this summer

The summer holidays are just around the corner. A six week break beckons for our hard working children. Parents, of course, may feel differently about the break. But how does the six week hiatus really affect our children?

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COLUMN: Lost treasures uncovered from beneath our feet

From merchant lead weights and rumbler bells of the Seventeenth Century, to a medieval key, Roman coins and a Henry VIII gold hammered coin - all treasures found across Derbyshire.

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GUEST COLUMN: How to help someone who is having a heart attack, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

GUEST COLUMN: How to help someone who is having a heart attack, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

A heart attack happens when the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot.

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GUEST COLUMN: Top tips for a smooth family getaway

GUEST COLUMN: Top tips for a smooth family getaway

Summer holidays are all about enjoying quality time with the family.

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Sue Cooper

COLUMN: Carnival time brings town prosperity

The financial report for the carnival/bank holiday weekend is now in and it was clearly a huge success for Wirksworth Heritage Centre.

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SEEING RED COLUMN: England fans are the ones who are really hurting

SEEING RED COLUMN: England fans are the ones who are really hurting

It’s the hope that kills me when it comes to the England football team.

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Roy Hodgson has announced he is stepping down as England manager.

Euro 2016: Players put the boot in on England

Former England and Sheffield Wednesday winger Chris Waddle almost cornered the market on slamming England, after their woeful exit from Euro 2016...at the hands of humble Iceland.

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Britain has decided

GUEST COLUMN: ‘Unnecessary vote has divided the country’ by Roy Bainton

Thank heavens that’s over!

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James Taylor for Buxton Advertiser column.

COLUMN: Celebrating Her Majesty’s 90th birthday in her company

I have attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony several times before but this year’s event, as the celebration of the Queen’s official 90th birthday, was extra special.

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COLUMN: New grading system put into action soon

As the 2016 exam season draws towards an end, we inevitably start to think ahead to those who will be sitting their exams in 2017. For current year ten students, this will be a significantly different prospect from that of their predecessors.

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Mark Cottingham, principal of Shirebrook Academy

GUEST COLUMN: Ali was an inspiration, by Mark Cottingham, Shirebrook Academy principal

It might have appeared almost too perfect for me to quote Muhammed Ali when I was preparing my recent speech to our year 11 leavers earlier this month, just a few days after his death.

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How did your area vote?

GUEST COLUMN: EU vote is unique event in our history, by Roy Bainton

After tomorrow’s EU referendum vote, Britain will change, no matter who wins, because vicious political battle lines have been drawn and neither side is going to forgive the other.

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GUEST COLUMN: Owning rabbits can be hard work but rewarding, by Rachel Butler RSPCA

GUEST COLUMN: Owning rabbits can be hard work but rewarding, by Rachel Butler RSPCA

Every year, the RSPCA works with other animal welfare charities to get across very important messages about rabbit welfare during Rabbit Awareness Week.

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GARDENING: A blessing and a cursefor North East gardeners

Gardening on the North East coast can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the sea is warmer than the land in winter, so hard frosts won’t be as severe.

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MP Gloria De Piero

GUEST COLUMN: Way workers are treated at Sports Direct is worrying, by Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero

So billionaire businessman Mike Ashley has finally gone in front of MPs to answer questions about working conditions at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse.

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Sue Cooper

COLUMN: Preserving the heritage of our town

On duty in Webster’s recently it hit me that it is more than a year since my husband and I first walked into Webster’s and offered our services to Wirksworth Heritage Centre as volunteers.

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GUEST COLUMN: Job is hard work but rewarding, by Lee Floyd, head teacher at Stubbin Wood Special School

GUEST COLUMN: Job is hard work but rewarding, by Lee Floyd, head teacher at Stubbin Wood Special School

I have seen a lot written about The A Word, the recent BBC drama about the trials faced by a family whose five-year-old son, Joe, is diagnosed with autism.

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