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Derbyshire to the rescue after electric taxi sparks engine row

Bright sparks in Bolsover have stepped in to help when a neighbouring council said no to an electric taxi - because it doesn’t have a traditional engine.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Ian Stephenson.

Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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Dales council launch resident survey on parking changes

Dales council launch resident survey on parking changes

Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting area residents to respond to proposed changes to its car parking policy and ticket charges.

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Toby Perkins, Labour, Chesterfield.

Chesterfield MP rubbishes Guido Fawkes’ ‘bizarre’ online claims

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has rubbished online claims that he took money from a ‘bizarre Iranian cult’.

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Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

The long-awaited £12million redevelopment of a historic Peak District business park is set to start, promising jobs, facilities and a 72-bed hotel.

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The leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Berry Lewis.

Derbyshire plans to spend extra cash on roads and public transport under proposed new budget

An extra £6m to improve roads and a £3m boost to public transport are among changes being proposed in a revised budget that Derbyshire County Council is considering.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Dennis Skinner.

WATCH: 'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner heckle Black Rod

Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner kept with tradition and interrupted the Queen's Speech today.

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Three Derbyshire constituencies changed hands in last week's general election.

ELECTION 2017: Young and older voters were a potent combination

Three out of 11 constituencies changed hands across Derbyshire last week.

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Jeremy Corbyn

Why did younger voters back Corbyn’s Labour in the General Election?

The youth vote has been cited as a major factor in the surge in popularity for Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn at the ballot box.

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The leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, Tricia Gilby.

Chesterfield devolution deal U-turn Q&A

After Chesterfield Borough Council sensationally pulled the plug on plans for the town to join the Sheffield City Region devolution deal ,we held a Q&A with leader Tricia Gilby and this is what she had to say...

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Toby Perkins, Labour MP for Chesterfield.

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins: 'Jeremy Corbyn CAN become Prime Minister'

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins now believes Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn could become Prime Minister - less than a year after saying he was 'not destined' for the role.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

POLL: Would you like to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he can 'still be Prime Minister' - amid calls for a second General Election.
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Prime Minister Theresa May.

MAY POLL: Should the Prime Minister stand down?

After failing to deliver a Conservative majority in Thursday's General Election, Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign.
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Council hits out at Chesterfield devolution deal referendum plan

Council hits out at Chesterfield devolution deal referendum plan

Chesterfield Borough Council’s chief has hit out yesterday’s announcement of a referendum over plans for the controversial devolution deal for the town.

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Ballot box.

BREAKING: Chesterfield residents to get referendum on devolution plan

Derbyshire Council is to hold a referendum for Chesterfield residents on controversial plans for the devolution of powers to a regional mayor.

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East Midlands Chamber : 2015 East Midlands International Trade Expo & Conference (E-ITEC) : Photograph by �Lionel Heap 07977 597674.

General Election 2017: Business chief slams ‘yet more uncertainty’ from hung parliament

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire business leaders says the outcome of the General Election means ‘yet more uncertainty’ for the country.

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What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

Britain has a hung parliament, after Labour’s surge in the polls made it impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

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Victorious candidate, Dennis Skinner, won the seat for the thirteenth time.

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Labour hold on to Bolsover with reduced majority

Veteran MP Dennis Skinner has seen off a strong challenge from the Conservatives to hold on to the Labour stronghold of Bolsover.

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