Opinion

Opinion

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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COLUMN: Early currency was used by the privileged

It’s the year 1066 and you are one of the less than ten per cent of the population who uses coins instead of bartering and you possess an Edward the Confessor Penny. What will it buy you?

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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Sue Cooper

COLUMN: Woolly rhino has gone into hibernation

In boxing up lots of old papers recently we came across a copy of one of our early newsletters dated March 1989 which featured Woolley, the woolly rhinoceros, on the front page.

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Lady Manners School Bakewell

COLUMN: Students must decide which path is right for them

A few years ago the Government raised the age to which young people are required to participate in education or training to 18. Many students stay on into sixth form. However, young people have a range of options.

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GUEST COLUMN: A guide to Christmas Markets, by HolidayExtras.com

GUEST COLUMN: A guide to Christmas Markets, by HolidayExtras.com

A visit to a Christmas market abroad is bound to get everyone into a festive mood with the exciting atmosphere that’s created by the aroma of seasonal spices and mulled wine, alongside the sound of joyous choirs resounding in the frosty air!

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Jessica Cunningham

THE APPRENTICE’S JESSICA CUNNINGHAM: ‘First impressions aren’t everything - never judge a book by its cover’

Four weeks into that ‘BBC1 business documentary’ that I can’t name for legal reasons (cough!), I have learnt a about the instant perceptions that people form from a first impression.

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GUEST COLUMN: Make pets feel safe on firework night, by Rachel Butler, RSPCA

GUEST COLUMN: Make pets feel safe on firework night, by Rachel Butler, RSPCA

We’re coming up to that time of year where, no matter where you are, you’ll hear the bangs and whizzes of colourful fireworks lighting up the sky.

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GUEST COLUMN: You can teach an old dog new tricks, by Rachel Butler, RSPCA

GUEST COLUMN: You can teach an old dog new tricks, by Rachel Butler, RSPCA

For National Old People’s Day on October 1, I would like to give a big paw high-five to all the senior animals out there who make their owners happy every day.

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Head of Anthony Gell School Wirksworth Malcolm Kelly

COLUMN: How parents choose the right school

Choosing the right secondary school for your child is one of those times when, as a parent, you can put yourself under an inordinate amount of pressure. You know that the decision is going to affect the next few years of their life and quite possibly have much longer lasting repercussions.

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Sue Cooper

COLUMN: History outing inspires heritage team

At the beginning of September the Wirksworth Heritage Centre trustees and volunteers had a bus excursion to the National Civil War Museum in Newark.

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GUEST COLUMN: Looking after your laptop, by Jennifer Griffiths, Chips Computers

If you are like most of my customers, you may ask yourself: “How am I going to avoid replacing this laptop so soon?”

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GUEST COLUMN: Leaving your dogs home alone can be hard, by the RSPCA’s Rachel Butler

GUEST COLUMN: Leaving your dogs home alone can be hard, by the RSPCA’s Rachel Butler

If you’re anything like me, you’ll wish you could take your dog everywhere with you. My two dogs are so much a part of my family that if we go for a family meal out to celebrate a birthday, it feels a little bit odd leaving them home alone while we all go out and have fun!

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GUEST COLUMN: Take the stress out of travel, by Ant Clarke Cowell, HolidayExtras.com

GUEST COLUMN: Take the stress out of travel, by Ant Clarke Cowell, HolidayExtras.com

With summer in full swing, in typical British fashion millions of us are jetting off to beaches further afield to relax.

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Derrick Hale

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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