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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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Lady Manners School column

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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Hansons Auctioneers column

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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