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Should President Trump still visit UK? Derbyshire MP's have their say

We asked Derbyshire MPs what they thought about calls to deny Donald Trump the honour of State Visit to Britain following his controversial tweets and criticism of Prime Minister Teresa May.

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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Council chief hits out at call to take fracking decision out of Derbyshire hands

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has said a call for ministers to decide if fracking should go ahead in the county would rob local people of the right to decide their own future.

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OPINION: Fracking issue should be settled right here in Derbyshire

This week we heard that chemical giant Ineos has called on the Government to take the key decision about fracking in Derbyshire out of the hands of local planners, claiming the county council is taking too long to decide on the issue.

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Curbar Edge in the Peak District. Picture by Jason Chadwick.

Brexit could 'damage' Peak District National Park

Brexit could leave the Peak District National Park 'struggling to make ends meet', according to pro-EU campaigners.
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Two Derbyshire councils 'failing people', Government says

Two Derbyshire councils have hit back after the Government publicly criticised them for failing to produce important housing documents.
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Hilltop opencast Old Tupton. Hilltop Action Group.

Opencast mine inquiry to begin in Chesterfield

A long-awaited inquiry into plans to create an opencast mine on a Derbyshire farm will begin later this month.

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Bakewell market is streets ahead of counterparts in other Derbyshire Dales towns.

Council announce changes to try and save three town stall markets

Derbyshire Dales District Council have agreed a series of measures in the hope of saving three stall markets currently operating at a loss.

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Chesterfield Borough Council  has received a 54.2 per cent cut in central Government funding since 2010-11.

Chesterfield council sells garage sites to make money

Chesterfield Borough Council has sold three of its garage sites and plans to sell more over the next year, it has emerged.

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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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Four candidates will be vying to become a Chesterfield Borough Council councillor.

By-election to be held in Chesterfield

Four candidates will contest the Holmebrook ward by-election on Thursday, September 21, to elect a new councillor to Chesterfield Borough Council.
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Derbyshire County Council needs to save 85million by 2022.

Derbyshire County Council 'needs to cut extra £5m after Tory spending'

Derbyshire County Council must cut an extra £5million because of Tory spending over the last three months, it has been claimed.
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Ryan Smith with his electric taxi

Derbyshire to the rescue after electric taxi sparks engine row

Bright sparks in Bolsover have stepped in to help when a neighbouring council said no to an electric taxi - because it doesn’t have a traditional engine.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Ian Stephenson.

Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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Dales council launch resident survey on parking changes

Dales council launch resident survey on parking changes

Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting area residents to respond to proposed changes to its car parking policy and ticket charges.

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Toby Perkins, Labour, Chesterfield.

Chesterfield MP rubbishes Guido Fawkes’ ‘bizarre’ online claims

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has rubbished online claims that he took money from a ‘bizarre Iranian cult’.

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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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The leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Berry Lewis.

Derbyshire plans to spend extra cash on roads and public transport under proposed new budget

An extra £6m to improve roads and a £3m boost to public transport are among changes being proposed in a revised budget that Derbyshire County Council is considering.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Dennis Skinner.

WATCH: 'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner heckle Black Rod

Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner kept with tradition and interrupted the Queen's Speech today.

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