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'The Government is out to destroy me'

A disability rights campaigner has claimed 'the present Government is out to destroy me'.
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Do we need a new EU referendum?

Major Brexit survey finds Derbyshire Times readers back Single Market

A major new Brexit survey has revealed that more than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe, a majority want to stick with the Single Market, and Remain could potentially win a second referendum.

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Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

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The Question Time panel in Chesterfield. Picture by Anne Shelley.

QUESTION TIME: ‘Labour will win next general election,’ Chesterfield audience hears

Labour MP Emily Thornberry has declared her party will win the next general election.

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Derbyshire Conservatives' 2017 manifesto, which stated that subsidised bus routes would be protected.

Derbyshire Conservatives accused of misleading public

A Liberal Democrat councillor has accused Derbyshire Conservatives of breaking a manifesto promise.
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Votes will go to the poll next month

All eyes will be on Amber Valley poll

Onlookers from across the UK will be watching the Amber Valley Borough Council elections with eager anticipation next month.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

Derbyshire council chief pocketed more than £200k in a year

Mystery surrounds the identity of a Derbyshire council chief who pocketed more than £200,000 in the space of a year.

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Conservatives 'make history' in Derbyshire by-election

Conservatives in Killamarsh say they 'made history' last night by winning three council seats from Labour in a by-election.

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The Taxpayers' Alliance releases its Town Hall Rich List every year.

List reveals Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100k in 2016-17

A list has revealed the Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100,000 during 2016-17.

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Derbyshire County Council's head office in Matlock

DERBYSHIRE: Council could lose decision-making powers

Planners fear being stripped of their powers to control mining schemes in Derbyshire.

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High Peak MP Ruth George

DERBYSHIRE: War of words over libraries

A Labour Derbyshire MP has been called “dishonest” by the county council’s Tory leader as a “war of words” broke out over libraries.

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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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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Tory leader accuses Labour MP of misleading public over Derbyshire library plans

The Conservative leader of Derbyshire County Council has insisted no libraries will close on his watch.

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Tony Rogers in his office, surrounded by memories from his decades in politics. Picture by Jason Chadwick.

Veteran Chesterfield politician Tony Rogers celebrates 80th birthday

Veteran politician and community stalwart Tony Rogers is celebrating his 80th birthday today.

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Barry Lewis

DERBYSHIRE: Council “not all about cuts”

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has dismissed claims that the authority is out to make a habit of funding cuts after waving through plans which could see 20 libraries handed over to volunteers and 13 bus routes reduced.

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MP Ruth George with campaigners

DERBYSHIRE: Petition launched over library cuts plan

A Derbyshire MP has launched a petition over proposed cuts to the county’s library service, fearing the changes will hit people on low incomes the hardest.

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The reason for the gender pay gap at Chesterfield Borough Council is that some jobs attract more men or more women to them.

Gender pay gap at Chesterfield Borough Council below national averages

The gender pay gap between men and women at Chesterfield Borough Council is lower than national averages.

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Pauline Latham, Conservative MP for Mid Derbyshire.

MP launches scathing attack on Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

An MP has launched a scathing attack on Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins.

Chesterfield MP: 'I do not believe Jeremy Corbyn is anti-Semitic'

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has said he does not believe Jeremy Corbyn is anti-Semitic and feels 'very positive' about the Labour leader's plans to tackle the problem.
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