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COLUMN: Tracing the origins of our very own Stonehenge

Known as the ‘Stonehenge of the North’, the awe-inspiring Arbor Low is the subject of this month’s foray into the world of Derbyshire stone circles

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Walk-on girl Daniella Allfree and feminist author Judith Barnes

Talking point: Model and feminist debate whether walk-on glamour girls should be banned in sport

Chesterfield model Daniella Allfree went head to head with feminist Judith Barnes over whether glamoruous walk-on girls should be banned from sports events.

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Watching your side score a last-gasp goal is one of the best feelings ever, says Ashley Booker. Pic: Mark Fear

SEEING RED: ‘Sport is a drug, an addiction which draws you in and once hooked there’s no going back’

Who doesn’t love sport?

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Abbie Dodson

DISCUSS: Are your books left on the shelf, never to be picked up again?

As a child, I was obsessed with reading. I would engulf myself in stories about horses, and lions, and dystopian societies, and I would love every moment of it.

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Hardyal Dhindsa, Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire. Photo by John McLean

Police commissioner: Teamwork is tackling homelessness in Chesterfield

Helping people with their problems is an effective way of reducing crime but it cannot be achieved by any one organisation.

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Steve Brunt.

Apprentice Town status makes Chesterfield a magnet for investors

I’m Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy.

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Weigh up paying into a work pension scheme

Weigh up paying into a work pension scheme

Have you started a new job and been offered auto-enrolment into a pension scheme for the first time but are worried that you’ll struggle to meet your living expenses?

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James Pogson, Northern Tea Merchants

Chesterfield champion: Variety of markets attracts people to town centre

My name is James Pogson, I am 46 years old and I’ve lived in Chesterfield for 43 years,

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COLUMN: Latest ban is false fingernails

COLUMN: Latest ban is false fingernails

It won’t make the headlines like a recent ban on selling energy drinks to young people did, but we have also made a new ban of our own this month, telling our students that long false fingernails have no place at school.

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SEEING RED: Keep fit bores can jog on

It may have been cold and wet of late, but that hasn’t stopped the plethora of joggers and cyclists from hitting the streets to keep fit.

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COLUMN: Helping your pets stay a healthy weight

COLUMN: Helping your pets stay a healthy weight

Last year, a poll was carried out to determine what the most common new year resolutions were — and one which popped up a lot was losing weight.

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Man and woman. Photo by Pixabay.

Tips on making your relationship work

The beginning of a New Year can be an incredibly stressful time, resulting in pressures that can test the strongest of relationships.

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John Sergeant, chairman of Community Pharmacy Derbyshire

COLUMN: Simple steps you can take to ward off winter chills

Winter was much more fun when I was a child. Sledging, snowball fights, clouds of icy-breath and if we were really lucky, the odd day off school when the roads were impassable.

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It’s time to show the red card to abusive parents at youth football matches

So video assistant referees (VAR) have finally arrived in English football.

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COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

This week we take a look at severe allergic reactions.

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COLUMN: Unlocking the secret of stone circles

COLUMN: Unlocking the secret of stone circles

Nestled behind stone walls, hidden amid enchanting woodland and atop ancient moors, Derbyshire’s stone circles have long been veiled in mystery.

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COLUMN: Would you ever consider surgery?

COLUMN: Would you ever consider surgery?

Everyone has their insecurities, right? Perhaps you feel that your nose is a little too big, or wish you were blessed with thicker lips?

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Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa.

COLUMN: Force faces tough funding choices

In December the policing minister Nick Hurd announced that the government had accepted the widespread calls, mine among them, for better funding for policing services. That was the good news.

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Chesterfield Champion: Town has the potential to grow

Chesterfield Champion: Town has the potential to grow

My name is Antony Davies, I’m 52 years old and married to Angela with two children at secondary school.

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Fly-tipping costs the country millions of pounds each year

SEEING RED: Why can’t we deal with rubbish properly in this country?

As you have probably noticed, it doesn’t take much to grind my gears.

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