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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.

Environment
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.

Environment
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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How can you recycle your Christmas waste?

How to recycle your Christmas waste

So that's it, the Christmas and new year celebrations are over and it's back to normal.

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Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers have been reported to have been illegally dumping festive waste by bins at a locked recycling centre.

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2017: The year through the lens of our readers

Our readers always send us some amazing photos, so here's a look back at some of the best we've had this year.

Environment
Mike Joseph who has set up a water-powered generator with the help of local school children to power the village Christmas lights.

Bradwell village switch on hydroelectric Christmas lights in UK first

Residents of a Hope Valley village may be dreaming of a wet Christmas, after launching what may be the UK’s first hydro-powered illuminations.

Derbyshire
The company has been fined 1,000.

Shirebrook firm fined for failing to clear up premises

A Shirebrook firm has been fined for failing to clear up its premises.

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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Council chief hits out at call to take fracking decision out of Derbyshire hands

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has said a call for ministers to decide if fracking should go ahead in the county would rob local people of the right to decide their own future.

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A fracking well in operation in America

OPINION: Fracking issue should be settled right here in Derbyshire

This week we heard that chemical giant Ineos has called on the Government to take the key decision about fracking in Derbyshire out of the hands of local planners, claiming the county council is taking too long to decide on the issue.

Opinion
A drilling rig in Green County, Pennsylvania.

FIGHT FOR FRACKING: Company defends controversial industry

The man who wants to frack under Derbyshire has issued a passionate defence of his much-maligned industry.

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National Trust Ranger Luke Barley (in red) and Joe Alsop from Natural England near Monsal Dale. Photo: David Bocking.

Peak District conservationists join the battle to avoid ‘ash Armageddon’

As ash woodlands turn to yellow this autumn, National Trust Ranger Luke Barley and his colleagues have reported signs of ash dieback all over the White Peak.

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