Category Archives: Derbyshire

Police and crime commissioner hopefuls get a grilling – who cares?

MORE bobbies on the beat, funding and cyber crime were among the subjects on which the four candidates vying to become Derbyshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner were grilled at a  hustings debate. Rod Hutton, Simon Spencer, David Gale and Alan … Continue reading

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Thatcher’s death T-shirts withdrawn from sale at TUC conference

T-shirts celebrating the prospect of Baroness Thatcher’s death have been removed from a stall at the TUC’s annual conference after they were condemned by Brendan Barber and Ed Miliband. The T-shirts, on sale at a stall run by a Derbyshire workers group … Continue reading

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Derbyshire businessman backs former Barclays bank boss

A DERBYSHIRE businessman has slammed MPs for a “completely unacceptable” attack on the ex-boss of Barclays bank Bob Diamond. Derby-born Sir Nigel Rudd, former Barclays deputy chairman told The Sunday Times that the Treasury Select Committee failed to provide sufficient evidence to back up its … Continue reading

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Sign up for challenge

DJS-Events are inviting cyclists from the Dales to get pedalling and enter the Peak District Challenge Bike Ride. In its debut year, the ride has an eight, 16 or 30-mile circular route, starting at Carsington Water, on Saturday, October 6. The 30-mile … Continue reading

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Approval for Denby Pottery’s hotel and retail plans

Plans for a Derbyshire Pottery firm’s new hotel, pub and retail complex have been approved. Denby Pottery submitted the plans to Amber Valley Borough Council in February, which gave its approval on Monday night. The pottery firm claims the development … Continue reading

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Huntsman fined £3,000 after being convicted of illegal fox ‘cubbing’

A HUNT master and a member of his staff have been found guilty of illegally hunting fox cubs with hounds. Johnny Greenall, 52, and Glen Morris, 43, both pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them after anti-hunt protesters … Continue reading

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Secrets of a limestone quarry

Horseshoe Quarry, Derbyshire: I’m standing on what was then the equator, submerged in a shallow sea teeming with brachiopods and crinoids. Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/the-northerner/2012/jul/30/horseshoe-quarry-derbyshire-limestone-secrets?newsfeed=true Chris Sabian is owner of http://www.thedoginn.biz a directory for Dog Friendly Accomodation, Pubs, Beaches & More. Browse … Continue reading

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Watch out there’s a thief about!

Police are reminding visitors to beauty spots in Derbyshire to do their bit to help deter opportunist thieves. It is after a number of thefts have been reported from vehicles in the Hathersage area, as people head out to on walks … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Dales is in top ten places to retire

The Derbyshire Dales has been voted one of the top ten places to retire according to research by the Guardian newspaper in partnership with credit reference agency Experian. The 10 best places to retire to in England are: 1 Craven, … Continue reading

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Derbyshire gliding club secures £50,000 of Olympic cash

A Derbyshire gliding club has secured £50,000 of Olympic legacy money. The Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club, at Camp Hill at Great Hucklow, hopes to build a new hangar with the money. Adrian Long, from the club, said the aim … Continue reading

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