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Councillors approve Derbyshire Dales car parking charge hike

Car parking charges in the Derbyshire Dales will be increased for the first time in four years, bringing in hundreds of thousands of pounds extra for the district council.

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Brexit turmoil: live updates as Theresa May meets her new-look cabinet

Brexit turmoil: live updates as Theresa May meets her new-look cabinet

Where do the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis leave the Prime Minister? More importantly, where does it leave the Brexit negotiations?

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US president Donald Trump.

Chesterfield Together Against Trump members hit out at US president ahead of his UK visit

Campaigners are set to gather in Chesterfield town centre this weekend in protest at Donald Trump's controversial visit to the UK.

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Fiona Marsh, head teacher of Marsh Lane Primary School.

Derbyshire head teacher’s concerns over controversial fracking site on school’s doorstep

The head teacher of a primary school a few hundred metres from a proposed shale gas drilling site fears that parents will remove their children from the area if the plans are approved.

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The A5012 at Pikehall

Derbyshire County Council granted funds to fix three dangerous roads

Three major Derbyshire roads, which are considered to be among the most dangerous in the UK, are set to be revamped as part of the government’s new ‘Safer Roads Fund’.

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National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

A national public transport organisation is to hold an event in Matlock later this month to show its support for efforts to re-establish rail services on the line towards Buxton.

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins.

Chesterfield MP highlights terror threat from far-right as well as Islamist extremists

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has highlighted the threat from far-right terrorism - and also said he will continue to speak out about Islamist terror.
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Anne Western

DERBYSHIRE: Fiery debate over library consultation

A fiery debate over the county council’s plans to hand over 20 libraries to volunteers took place at the authority’s Matlock headquarters this afternoon.

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Council leader Barry Lewis

DERBYSHIRE: Council spends thousands on new role

The county council has agreed to spend £37,000 each year by creating a new role to assist the Conservative leadership in key decision-making.

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The leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, Tricia Gilby.

Derbyshire council leaders’ dismay at ‘super council’ talks snub

Two Derbyshire council leaders have expressed their dismay about being left out of initial talks to form an East Midlands ‘super-council’.

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Councillor Kevin Buttery, the Conservative leader of Amber Valley Borough Council

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Key points from election night in Amber Valley

This year’s Amber Valley Borough Council election was another close-run affair.

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Election results

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Full ward-by-ward election results in Amber Valley

This year’s Amber Valley Borough Council election has come to a close, and the Conservatives have extended their majority.

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Nigel Mills, Conservative MP for Amber Valley.

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills hails “very positive” election night for the Conservatives

Amber Valley’s Conservative MP has heralded his party’s borough council success as “very positive”.

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Amber Valley Borough Council election.

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Tories strengthen their grip on power in Amber Valley

The Conservatives have strengthened their majority on Amber Valley Borough Council.

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Councillor Chris Emmas-Williams, who represents Codnor and Waingroves and is Labour leader on Amber Valley Borough Council

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Labour vows to bounce back after election loss in Amber Valley

Labour’s leader in Amber Valley has expressed his disappointment at the outcome of Thursday’s election, but remains optimistic about his party’s chances next year.

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Councillor Kevin Buttery, the Conservative leader of Amber Valley Borough Council

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018: Tory leader hails victory in Amber Valley

The Conservative leader of Amber Valley Borough Council has hailed his party’s election victory.

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Cllr Lewis Rose

Leaders’ concerns over super-council plans

Two of the county’s district and borough leaders have expressed their dismay about being left out of initial talks to form an East Midlands “super-council”.

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Adrian Rimington is concerned about Universal Credit. Picture by Rachel Atkins.

'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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