Opinion

Opinion

COLUMN: Time to vote once again, by Roy Bainton

Brexit and the shock of Donald Trump becoming President are the result of populism, described by the Encyclopædia Britannica as ‘a political movement that champions the common person.’

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Common sense needed on holidays during term time

Common sense needed on holidays during term time

As a secondary school pupil I remember sinking down in my chair as my dad challenged my French teacher at parents’ evening about the educational benefit of a school trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

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COLUMN: Defend the NHS - it’s all we have left, by Roy Bainton

COLUMN: Defend the NHS - it’s all we have left, by Roy Bainton

Over the past year, the political world as we knew it has been blown apart.

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COLUMN: Pop for a pint at your local pub, before it’s too late

COLUMN: Pop for a pint at your local pub, before it’s too late

In the small town where I live, we are in danger of losing yet another of our local hostelries, which will leave us with a total of seven down from 11. Those that are left are clearly struggling.

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COLUMN: Perseverance and passion are key to achieving success, by Mark Cottingham, Shirebrook Academy Principal

Earlier this month, we celebrated the grand finale of our literacy week and did our bit for World Book Day by inviting staff and pupils to come to school dressed as Harry Potter characters.

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COLUMN: Dales pupils must be resilient to make it in the world

At Highfields School one of our top priorities is to prepare young people for life in a rapidly changing world.

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Artist's impression of how the redeveloped Co-op store will look

OPINION: Homes needed in the heart of town

It feels like it’s been empty for ages, but work is now finally poised to start on redeveloping the former Co-Op site on Elder Way.

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DT SAYS: School funding shouldn’t fall to fairs and fun runs

DT SAYS: School funding shouldn’t fall to fairs and fun runs

It’s becoming an all too familiar theme - there just isn’t enough money to go round.

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Tina put herself in the shoes of someone living with dementia to get a better understanding of the disease.

FEATURE: Virtual Dementia Tour changed my perception of disease

Tina Clough, of Derbyshire-based Poppy-PR, recently underwent a personal crusade to find out more about a disease which affects 850,000 people in the UK alone.

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Frostbite: How to treat and what to do

Frostbite: How to treat and what to do

Frostbite happens when parts of the skin and other tissues freeze due to low temperatures. 

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COLUMN: Teaching is facing a morale and recruitment crisis

COLUMN: Teaching is facing a morale and recruitment crisis

On my desk I have a guide which tells me what Ofsted inspectors are looking for when they come to visit.

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COLUMN: Make your dog your running buddy

COLUMN: Make your dog your running buddy

We’re two weeks into January, and if scientific research is anything to go by, 88 per cent of us will have broken our new year’s resolutions already. That’s according to academics at Bristol University, anyway!

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COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

If you ask most people what they feel the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 is within the UK, they will more than likely answer with a biological illness such as cancer, heart attacks or even road traffic accidents…and they would be wrong.

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Smithy column: A proud record didn’t earn Danny Wilson another shot

Happy New Year, you’re sacked.

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COLUMN: The perils of parenting at Christmas

COLUMN: The perils of parenting at Christmas

Toddlers...they’re delightful, they really are. But they have their moments, they really do.

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COLUMN: A pet is for life, not just for Christmas

COLUMN: A pet is for life, not just for Christmas

With only a few days left until Christmas Day is here, many of us may still be thinking about we’re going to get for our loved ones this year.

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A production of Grease at Lady Manners School, Bakewell.

COLUMN: Kind donors improve students’ prospects

Schools are working hard to provide the best education, and experience, for their students. This is increasingly challenging in light of shrinking budgets.

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COLUMN: Keep your pets warm this winter

COLUMN: Keep your pets warm this winter

The clocks have gone back and the days are growing shorter and darker – which can mean only one thing – winter is here.

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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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