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National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

A national public transport organisation is to hold an event in Matlock later this month to show its support for efforts to re-establish rail services on the line towards Buxton.

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Blitz fire service veteran Doreen Maltz, 95, now a resident of Burton Closes Hall Care Home in Bakewell, has been presented with the Defence Medal for her efforts in London during the Second World War by local fire officer Alyson Hill.

Bakewell woman gets medal for London fire service role in WWII Blitz

A Bakewell care home resident has been honoured with a medal for her role in the London fire service during the Second World War Blitz.

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Do we need a new EU referendum?

Major Brexit survey finds Derbyshire Times readers back Single Market

A major new Brexit survey has revealed that more than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe, a majority want to stick with the Single Market, and Remain could potentially win a second referendum.

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Peak District tourism business workshops to push new marketing project

Peak District tourism business workshops to push new marketing project

Peak District tourism business owners have been invited to attend a series of workshops this week to learn about a new overseas marketing project.

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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue issue water safety reminders as weather warms

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue issue water safety reminders as weather warms

As the warm weather sends people in search of outdoor swimming venues and places to cool off, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) has issued a timely reminder about water safety.

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Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

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Thousands apply for Canine Cottages critic job as deadline approaches

A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received over 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a ‘canine critic’, and plenty more are expected before tomorrow’s deadline.

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Thunder and lightning is expected in the yellow area.

Met Office issues thunderstorm alert and warns of possible flooding

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms affecting north-west Derbyshire throughout Saturday evening, with scattered rainfall expected across the rest of the East Midlands.

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These men have been jailed running an international drug-smuggling network after Greater Manchester Police seized �66million of heroin and cocaine in 2017.

East Midlands men jailed after £66m drugs bust breaks European network

Four East Midlands men have been jailed following the highest value drug seizure ever made by Greater Manchester Police (GMP). 

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World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

World famous Matlock wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering dies aged 75

Renowned Matlock wildlife artist, environmentalist and television personality Pollyanna Pickering died last week following a short illness.

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Paul Tomlinson director of Peak Rail

Quarry firms and heritage operator consider Peak District railway line

Proposals to revive a disused rail line through the Peak District have moved a step forward, but not the passenger service some have called for.

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Ethical coffee capsule supplier Peak Coffee has been named Microbusiness of the Year at the Federation of Small Businesses East Midlands award. The company is run by husband and wife, Glyn and Sue Jones, centre.

Fairtrade capsule firm Peak Coffee tastes more regional awards success

An Ashover company selling Fairtrade coffee capsules and accessories across Europe has enjoyed more success in regional business awards.

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Tickets on sale for Paddington 2 steam train Tornado’s Butterley visit

Tickets on sale for Paddington 2 steam train Tornado’s Butterley visit

Tickets are now on sale for the chance to ride behind the 21st Century steam train featured in the film Paddington 2 when it visits Butterley next month.

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Hansons Auctioneers valuer Jim Spencer poses with the cigar butt smoked by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill’s cigar butt up for sale at Derbyshire auctioneers

A cigar butt once smoked by Winston Churchill is to be sold at auction by the Belper man whose father received it as a treasured gift.

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Baby Cayden received emergency care to prevent any brain damage after complications in his birth last year.

Matlock dad takes on fundraising run for hospital wing which saved son

A Matlock dad has set out to raise hundreds of pounds for Sheffield Hospitals Charity to thank staff for the care of his partner and newborn baby.

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Tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is to benefit from a new �1million project promoting holidays in England to the German market.

Peak District tourist board to target German holidaymakers in £1m plan

Regional tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is to share in a new £1million project to attract more visitors from mainland Europe.

Derbyshire

IN PICTURES: Mother’s Day gallery of your magical maternity memories

We asked mums all over Derbyshire to share their first memories of motherhood, and lots of you sent in photos.

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Derbyshire furniture business Full Grown has started exporting to locations including the US and Hong Kong with support from the Department for International Trade

Wirksworth furniture firm celebrated in government export campaign

An innovative Wirksworth furniture firm is appearing in a new government campaign highlighting success stories in international trade.

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