Opinion

Opinion

COLUMN: Can you help fund projects like Derbyshire cancer survivor’s unique centre?

In my column this week I wanted to talk about a new service we are launching in Derbyshire to support the emotional wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

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Natalie Blaney

TALKING POINT: ‘People don’t see mental health but it can be just as disabling - if not worse - than a physical disability’

At just 16 I developed an anxiety disorder which developed in my final year at school.

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CHESTERFIELD CHAMPION: Welcoming town has some of the nicest people I’ve met

I’m the new breakfast presenter on Peak FM. I’m on with Ricky every morning from 8am to 10am.

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COLUMN: Magic and mystery of woodland stone circle

COLUMN: Magic and mystery of woodland stone circle

Tucked just inside a quiet enclave of woodland in Birchover, the small but endlessly fascinating Doll Tor is the subject of this month’s exploration of Derbyshire stone circles.

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COLUMN: Bogus 999 calls risk lives

COLUMN: Bogus 999 calls risk lives

Last month, a woman appeared in court and pleaded guilty to persistently making use of a public communications network to cause annoyance, inconvenience and anxiety.

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Dominic Stevenson, Destination Chesterfield.

COLUMN: Regeneration schemes will bring different benefits to town

I relocated to Chesterfield with my family in 2011 when I became Destination Chesterfield manager and we love living and working in Chesterfield - it is a great place to bring up my two sons.

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Stress. Photo by Pixabay.

Simple ways to improve mental wellbeing

We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – it’s part of everyday life. But when you’re overwhelmed by stress it can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.

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Police officers.

COLUMN: Lessons learned from the brutal murder of Stephen Lawrence

Twenty five years ago, a young man was brutally murdered in a racist attack which left a shameful stain on British society. The circumstances surrounding the death of Stephen Lawrence forced a nation to finally face up to the endemic racism that permeates its communities.

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Julie Richards, principal of Chesterfield College.

Help your child keep exam stress at bay

Mental Health Awareness Week is just around the corner and the start of exam season is upon us, so it seems like an opportune time to talk about stress and the impact it can have on the wellbeing and performance of young people.

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James Taylor

GUEST COLUMN: What does the future hold for Prince Louis of Cambridge and his siblings?

The birth of a child is always a time of excitement, renewal and looking forward to the future. No more is this true than in the case of a royal baby.

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Bluebells. Photo by Jack Roper.

COLUMN: Bask in the beauty of bluebells on a woodland walk

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust manages many woodland nature reserves sympathetically for a range of spring flowers, from showy bluebells to delicate wood anemones, fragrant lily-of- the-valley to pretty primroses.

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Emily Webster, of Tupton, Chesterfield

TALKING POINT: Laws do not do enough to protect the deaf

As a young deaf person life can be tough.

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Beer

Why do we lose our senses when the sun comes out?

So we’ve all enjoyed - and endured in some cases - the first heatwave of the year.

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Hannah Lumb.

Men - don’t suffer in silence about cancer

How many men do you know who find it difficult to talk about their feelings? Chances are there are quite a few, so when it comes to dealing with a cancer diagnosis there could be a lot of men suffering in silence.

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It's time to get tough on smoking litter bugs

SEEING RED: Here’s my message to smokers . . .

I know it’s an addiction, but there are times when cigarette smokers really grind my gears.

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Maths and English matters

Maths and English matters

You don’t have to be an accountant or a journalist for good maths and English skills to matter. They are vital skills for life and for work. Some of the reasons why we all need to make sure our maths and English skills are of a good standard might surprise you.

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CHESTERFIELD CHAMPION: ‘A thriving town offering benefits for businesses

CHESTERFIELD CHAMPION: ‘A thriving town offering benefits for businesses

My name is Debra Johnson and I am Chesterfield Football Club’s corporate relationships manager.

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Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa.

Combating rural crime
is reliant on teamwork

Derbyshire remains one of the safest areas in the country but our vast natural assets will always attract criminal activity. Preserving our Peak District and its abundant wildlife and heritage is a policing priority but enforcement alone is not the answer and nor can the police manage the threat singlehandedly.

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JobCentre Plus

GUEST COLUMN: don’t put your benefits at risk

The scenario: ‘I am claiming Universal Credit but I have problems with my health. I am worried about meeting my ‘claimant commitment’. Is there anything I can do?

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Jamie Carragher

SEEING RED: Why do people spit?

Spitting is disgusting.

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