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DERBYSHIRE: Opening day of landmark fracking inquiry

The plight of a young boy with a serious lung condition played its part in an emotional first day at the landmark Bramley Moor Lane fracking inquiry.

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The A5012 at Pikehall

Derbyshire County Council granted funds to fix three dangerous roads

Three major Derbyshire roads, which are considered to be among the most dangerous in the UK, are set to be revamped as part of the government’s new ‘Safer Roads Fund’.

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National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

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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Flying ants can cover surfaces

Derbyshire warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

Derbyshire residents are being warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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Off-road vehicles could be banned from the track

DERBYSHIRE: D-day for vehicle ban plan on popular track

Vehicles could soon be banned from a popular track through the Derbyshire countryside.

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New protections could be put in place for the Peak District

Campaign group welcomes review into National Parks so they can be better protected

The Campaign for National Parks charity has welcomed the Westminster Government’s announcement of Julian Glover as the chair of a 21st century “Hobhouse” review into England’s National Parks.

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VIDEO: Meet Derbyshire's own Dr Doolittle!

A photographer has become a real-life Dr Dolittle after developing such a close relationship with wild animals that they eat straight from his hand.

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Plans for fracking off Bramleymoor Lane at Marsh Lane have proved deeply divisive

DERBYSHIRE: 11th-hour fracking appeal meeting

Councillors are to press on with fighting a fracking plan at a cost of thousands of pounds – despite going against their own officers’ wishes.

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Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya with Isaac, Olivia, Charlotte, Rowan and Zara. Photo: Julia Williamson.

Blue Peter presenter joins Peak District kids on 'toad patrol'

Kids in a village near Buxton are leading the way in getting close to nature and preserving the nature at an ancient mere.

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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.

Derbyshire
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.

Derbyshire
Council chiefs want to hear residents' views on the issue

Have your say on controversial plans to expand Derbyshire quarrying

Council chiefs have unveiled controversial plans for expanding quarrying in Derbyshire.

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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.

Derbyshire

Yorkshire weather: Warnings upgraded for Yorkshire as Beast from the East hits county

The Met Office has this morning upgraded its weather warnings for parts of Yorkshire as the much heralded Beast from the East blows in freezing temperatures and wintry showers from Siberia.

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Weather warning: Three days of snow predicted as Met Office reveals Beast from the East timetable

The Beast from the East is expected to bring with it THREE days of snow next week as Yorkshire prepares to shiver in freezing temperatures blown in from Siberia.

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Police receive reports of deer poaching on forestry land near Matlock

Police receive reports of deer poaching on forestry land near Matlock

Derbyshire Police has issued an appeal for information after receiving reports of deer poaching on Forestry Commission land near Matlock.

Derbyshire
Environment Agency officers have been closely monitoring the impact of a cyanide spill in Shipley Country Park.

Heanor chemical spill: early toxicology results show low risk to birds

Environment Agency officers have been working at Adam’s Pond in Heanor all weekend following an accidental chemical spill.

Derbyshire
RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

The RSPB has ceased its involvement in the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative after the charity claims the multi-partnership project continually failed to improve the fortunes of raptors in the Dark Peak.

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Call to bring back free Sunderland rat control services rejected

Call to bring back free Sunderland rat control services rejected

A move to reintroduce free pest control services in Sunderland has been rejected.

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Today has been dubbed Fly Tipping Friday

Fly tipping Friday - mountains of rubbish set to be dumped today

Today is Fly Tipping Friday - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for the illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

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