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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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Anti fracking protesters at Danesmoor.

Anti-fracking group leave Derbyshire protest site

Anti-fracking protesters say they have taken a ‘strategic decision’ to leave their Clay Cross camp.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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VIDEO: Anti-fracking protest in north-east Derbyshire

This video shows the hundreds of people who turned out for an anti-fracking demo in north-east Derbyshire at the weekend.

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A scene from Mat's Derbyshire Dales video.

VIDEO: Derbyshire Dales captured in stunning ‘4k’ detail

The Derbyshire Dales is a truly stunning place.

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Animal Defenders International protest outside Peter Jolly's Circus in Hillstown, Derbyshire.

Protest against wild animal circus at Derbyshire show

Animal rights protesters have staged a protest outside a controversial wild animal circus.

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Today's anti-fracking march in Eckington (photo: Craig Bennett).

PICTURES: Hundreds attend north-east Derbyshire fracking demo

Hundreds of people have attended an anti-fracking demo in north east Derbyshire.

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Residents Tony Fronia, Jane Whalley, Ian Jones and Bob Bunting

Water firm promises fix after Chesterfield road floods with raw sewage

A pipe that carries raw sewage from more than 1,000 Chesterfield homes has burst five times in the last three months.

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Teams on site dealing with the spillage. Photo - Environment Agency.

Joint working praised after oil spillage in Derbyshire

A cooking oil spill in Derbyshire has had no environmental impact, it has been confirmed.

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Ingrid Chapman is concerned about the effects on Oxcroft cemetery if proposed fracking goes ahead in Bolsover, Ingrid is pictured with her husbands headstone

Fracking company surveying land near Bolsover cemetery

A fracking company’s designs on land next to a Derbyshire cemetery have been criticised as ‘inappropriate’ by residents.

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A Caspian tern seen at Carr Vale in 2016 (photo: Glyn Sellors).

Rare bird sightings ‘must be millions to one’ says amazed Derbyshire spotter

A north east Derbyshire bird-watching site is rapidly gaining a reputation among twitchers for spectacular sightings.

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Campaigners have criticised a move to sell off woodlands in the Peak District National Park

Sale of Peak Park woodlands is sign of growing "privatisation" of countryside, campaigners say

Campaigners have said the sale of woodlands in the Peak District National Park is a sign of a growing "privatisation" of the countryside.

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Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton’s new-look visitor centre has officially reopened following a £330,000 refurbishment by the Peak District National Park Authority.

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From left: Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Sarah Fowler, Countryfile's John Craven, Lord Lieutenant William Tucker and authority chair Lesley Roberts opened the revamped Castleton Visitor Centre.

Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Castleton’s new-look visitor centre has officially reopened following a £330,000 refurbishment by the Peak District National Park Authority.

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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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Clumber Park.

Ineos threatens legal action against Clumber Park over fracking survey

Energy firm Ineos is threatening legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on Clumber Park near Worksop.

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Peak District woods being 'sold off to highest bidder', campaigners claim

Campaigners claim the Peak District National Park authority is 'selling off' woods to the 'highest bidder'.
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Sphagnum moss trial planting at Nether Hey, above Howden Reservoir: Richard Vink with some of the 'slime' gel used to coat moss pellets. Photo: David Bocking.

Peak District peat bogs restoration leads a ‘green revolution’

The bogs of the Peak District moors are changing, thanks to a ‘green revolution’ led by scientists from the Moors for the Future Partnership trying to restore miles of peat polluted by the industrial revolution.

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Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

A fly-tipper has been handed a bill for more than £1,500 after he was caught on camera dumping a substantial amount of waste in Ilkeston.

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