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EXCLUSIVE: Derbyshire County Council plans hundreds of job cuts over next year

Derbyshire County Council plans to make up to 260 job cuts over the next year, the Derbyshire Times has learned.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

All Derbyshire County Council services to be reviewed

Every Derbyshire County Council service is to be reviewed, it has been announced.
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The late Marc Maltby.

Government aims to 'transform' jail after deaths of Derbyshire inmates

The Government has published an action plan which promises to 'transform' Nottingham prison.
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Chesterfield Town Hall.

Cash-strapped Chesterfield council may have to introduce new fees to raise cash

Chesterfield Borough Council has said it may look at introducing new fees and charges to raise money amid ongoing financial challenges.
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Chesterfield Borough Council intends to increase council tax.

Chesterfield council plans to raise tax and make £200k savings in coming year

Chesterfield Borough Council is planning to raise council tax and make £200,000 of savings over the next year, it has emerged.
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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins.

Chesterfield MP voices concerns about Government cuts to Derbyshire police

The Home Office has hit back after Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins said Government cuts to Derbyshire Constabulary have led to a rise in violent crime in the county.
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Chris Peace.

Could this be North East Derbyshire's next MP?

Labour has selected its candidate to try and beat the Tories in North East Derbyshire at the next General Election.
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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.

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The Fire Brigades Union are holding a demonstration in Matlock town centre on Saturday, February 10, to highlight their opposition to planned cuts.

Councillor backs Matlock firefighters’ protest against station cuts

A Matlock councillor on the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority has voiced support for firefighters holding a demonstration this weekend.

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Derbyshire Tory councillor claims Labour 'failing to tackle anti-Semitism' - sparking anger

A Derbyshire Conservative councillor faced a barrage of criticism after he accused Labour of 'failing to deal with anti-Semitism'.
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PICTURES: Jeremy Corbyn visits Derbyshire

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged communities in Derbyshire to work together to set aside differences after it was revealed there had been a rise in hate crime across the county following the Brexit vote.

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Steven Blakeley.

Ex-Heartbeat actor Steven Blakeley stands for Derbyshire council

Former Heartbeat actor Steven Blakeley has been selected as the Liberal Democrats' candidate in the Scarcliffe North ward by-election for Scarcliffe Parish Council.

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Tory and Labour politicians clash over plans to shut Derbyshire centres

A top Labour councillor has accused the Tory leader of Derbyshire County Council (DCC) of distributing 'fake news like Donald Trump'.
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Matlock firefighters to stage protest against station staffing changes

Matlock firefighters to stage protest against station staffing changes

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced plans for a public demonstration to voice its opposition to proposed staffing changes in Matlock.

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Car parking charges did not rise in Chesterfield last year.

Chesterfield council approves hikes in car parking charges

Car parking charges will increase in Chesterfield after the borough council approved what it says are ‘acceptable’ hikes.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

How Derbyshire County Council plans to save £12million in 2018-19

Yesterday, cabinet members at Conservative-led Derbyshire County Council have approved £12.3million cuts to services during 2018-19. Here we take a look at what are likely to be the most controversial savings...
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Emergency repairs would be unaffected by the changes.

Chesterfield council to prepare YouTube videos showing people how to change lightbulbs

Chesterfield Borough Council is to prepare a series of YouTube videos showing how minor DIY repairs can be carried out by tenants.

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REVEALED: These Chesterfield sites could accommodate Gypsies and Travellers

Residents are set to be asked for their views on plans to establish two new permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in Chesterfield borough.

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Euro elections, East Midlands UKIP candidates Margot Parker

UKIP deputy leader resigns over leadership controversy

UKIP’s deputy leader has resigned in protest over Henry Bolton’s refusal to step down as head of the party.

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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Derbyshire County Council's leader says his child is deaf - and defends services

The county council's leader has revealed he is a father and an uncle to two deaf children - as he defended his authority's educational support for youngsters with hearing impairments after a charity boss raised concerns.
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