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3 Christmas activity ideas to entertain the family in Derbyshire

The Christmas holiday is almost upon us and with presents already under the tree, cash-strapped parents will be wondering how they are going to keep the kids entertained.

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WATCH: Children perform special song about Derbyshire

Over 1,700 Derbyshire children have taken part in a project to create a song and video about the county.

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Is your child's school on this list?

REVEALED: The Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet government standards

These are the Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet national targets for pupil progress.

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The Snake Pass.

Peak District road in top ten of routes van drivers prefer to avoid

A road passing through the Peak District has been named as one of the routes van drivers would prefer to avoid.

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Andrew Wilson.

Bakewell man jailed for historic sexual offences against children

A Bakewell man has been jailed after being found guilty of sexually abusing children between 1977 and 1985.

Crime
Are you planning on hiring a car for your festive getaway?

Ten top tips if you're hiring a car for your festive roadtrip

Christmas is fast approaching and for many people, thoughts will soon be turning to the festive getaway.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Delays on M1 after car goes up embankment

Motorists are being warned of delays on the M1 after an accident.

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Many homeowners are concerned about clearing snow and ice from around their properties in case they are held responsible if someone falls.

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your property?

Derbyshire has definitely seen its fair share of ice and snow over the last few days, with temperatures look set to stay low until the weekend.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in cinemas this week.

When and where to see the new Star Wars film in Derbyshire this week

The latest Star Wars film hits cinemas this week.

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Jason Manford.

Glapwell mum 'overwhelmed' by support from comedian Jason Manford and his fans

Comedian Jason Manford has stepped in to offer support for a Glapwell mum who lost her eight-year-old daughter in a crash earlier this year.
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Derbyshire County Council said its fleet of gritters were out around the clock over the weekend.

Over 280 Derbyshire routes gritted during the weekend, county council reveals

More than 280 Derbyshire routes were gritted during the weekend snowfall, the county council has revealed.
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Where can you see Santa in Derbyshire this Christmas?

Where to take your kids to see Santa in Derbyshire

Wondering where to take your child to see Santa this Christmas?

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Dwain Tainton.

Robbers who stole £32,000 from Crich Post Office jailed

Two men who stole more than £32,000 from Crich Post Office have been jailed.

Crime
Heavy snow is expected in Derbyshire this weekend

DERBYSHIRE SNOW: Fire and rescue service advice on how to stay safe

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people to take extra care this weekend, with heavy snow expected to hit the county.

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There's an amber warning for snow in force for Derbyshire on Sunday.

SNOW WARNING: Hour-by-hour forecast for Chesterfield on Sunday

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow for Derbyshire on Sunday.

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They broke into the property in the early hours of the morning.

Men who broke into house and beat two people with metal crutches jailed

Two men who broke into a house and beat two people with metal crutches have been jailed.

Crime
Heavy snow is expected to hit the county this weekend.

HEAVY SNOW ON THE WAY: Top tips for driving in wintry conditions

Derbyshire is set to be hit by heavy snow this weekend with the Met Office warning of the potential for vehicles to become stranded.

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Police would like to speak to the two women pictured in connection with the incident.

CCTV APPEAL: Images released after handbag stolen from 86-year-old in Chesterfield

Police have released CCTV images of two women they'd like to speak to in connection with the theft of a handbag from an 86-year-old woman in Chesterfield.

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The armed robbery occurred on Wednesday.

ALFRETON ARMED ROBBERY: Police issue new image of man they want to speak to

Police investigating an armed robbery in Alfreton have released a new image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Crime

STUNNING PICTURES: Derbyshire blanketed by snow

These stunning pictures were taken today after Derbyshire was blanketed by snow.

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