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92 per cent don’t favour Chesterfield-Sheffield plans, according to county council poll

Ninety-two per cent of residents do not want Chesterfield to become a full member of Sheffield City Region, according to an online poll set up by Derbyshire County Council.

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Jeremy Corbyn was speaking during an anti-austerity rally in Matlock organised by the local branch of the Labour Party. Photos by Jason Chadwick.

PICTURES: Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Labour anti-austerity rally in Matlock

Matlock’s Hall Leys Park was the scene of a mass protest against the Government’s austerity policies this afternoon.

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Chesterfield Town Hall.

DEVOLUTION: Derbyshire County Council mounts legal challenge over Sheffield deal

Derbyshire County Council is to challenge Chesterfield Borough Council’s decision to join the Sheffield City Region in the courts.

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Derbyshire Labour Party anti-devolution poster.

DEVOLUTION: Town leaders at war over Sheffield City Region move

Town leaders are at war over one of the biggest decisions Derbyshire has faced in decades.

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Chesterfield Town Hall

DEVOLUTION: ‘People deserve a vote on the deal’ say Conservatives

Conservatives in Chesterfield have called for a local referendum before any decision by the council to join a new devolved ‘super authority’ with Sheffield.

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins.

DEVOLUTION: ‘I believe the deal is in the town’s best interests’

“The fact that I believe the deal may be in the best interests of the town doesn’t mean that I am not willing to listen to representations that disagree with that, but I believe that there has been a deliberate intention to mislead people.

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DEVOLUTION: ‘Transport deal will make things better’

DEVOLUTION: ‘Transport deal will make things better’

“I have now made representations to the Department for Communities and Local Government about the misrepresentation and misinformation that is coming from Derbyshire County Council.

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Derbyshire Labour group leader Anne Western.

DEVOLUTION: ‘It’s time we let out voices be heard’

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has made a last ditch plea for the people of Chesterfield to make their voice heard in the devolution debate.

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County Hall in Matlock, the headquarters of Derbyshire County Council.

Derbyshire council to build new homes to raise cash for its services

Derbyshire County Council is to build and sell private housing to generate income for its services.

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Chesterfield Town Hall.

DEVOLUTION: Council chiefs in war of words over Sheffield City Region deal

The chair of the Sheffield City Region combined authority has written to Derbyshire County Council to complain about what he says is their ‘misleading’ anti-devolution campaign.

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New anti-HS2 groups to be created to battle revised route

New anti-HS2 groups to be created to battle revised route

New anti-HS2 campaign groups are set to be created across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire following the high-speed train line route being revised.

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VIDEO: ‘Whatever your view on the devolution deal, get involved’

Chesterfield Borough Council’s leaders are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in the consultation on the Sheffield City Region devolution deal.

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County council leader Anne Western.

‘Sheffield Mayor shouldn’t be in charge of council services in Chesterfield’

Derbyshire County Council has raised concerns over a public consultation about plans to put a Sheffield Mayor in charge of key services in Chesterfield.

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Derbyshire Dales MP, Patrick McLoughlin.

RESHUFFLE: Derbyshire MP given party chairman role

A Derbyshire MP has been moved into a new cabinet role by Prime Minster Theresa May.

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Second EU referendum petition gets Commons debate

Second EU referendum petition gets Commons debate

A petition calling for a second EU referendum which was signed by tens of thousands of voters in the East Midlands will be debated in Parliament.

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Chesterfield Town Hall

‘Keep Derbyshire together’ says county council leader

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has warned there will be ‘no easy way back’ if Chesterfield joins the Sheffield City Region devolution deal.

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins.

COLUMN: Toby Perkins MP on Labour, Brexit and HS2

For as long as I am the MP for Chesterfield, I will always have two priorities - the best interests of Chesterfield and the Labour Party.

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Sitwell Arms in Renishaw

Top hotel saved from demolition by HS2 change - but new housing estate under threat

A popular hotel on the outskirts of Sheffield has been saved from potential demolition due to changes to the HS2 line.

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The council says it needs to build 7,600 homes by 2031. Stock picture.

Opinion divided over 300 planned homes for Chesterfield – WITH ONLINE POLL AND Q&A SECTION

Opinion is divided over a new housing masterplan for Chesterfield.

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How will Brexit affect your summer holiday abroad?

How will Brexit affect your summer holiday abroad?

SINCE Britain voted to leave the EU last week, questions have been asked as to what the decision actually means for us.

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