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National park in heritage-crime crackdown

The Peak District National Park has joined a countrywide drive to crack down on heritage crime. The Peak District National Park Authority will target thieves and vandals who target precious ancient monuments and property owners who flout conservation rules. The … Continue reading

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‘Charles and Diana wedding’ toast sold for £230 sums up this Country

A piece of toast, said to have come from Prince Charles’s breakfast on the day he married Princess Diana, has been sold at auction for £230. This suggests to me that whoever bought this “unsubstantiated slice of history” has more bread … Continue reading

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160 county officers to help out with policing of the Olympic Games

DERBYSHIRE is to send 160 officers to help police the  London Olympics. They will work an average of about 16 shifts alongside officers from across England and Wales to try to ensure the spectacle goes ahead without trouble. The number of … Continue reading

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The Olympic staycation

If you are like me then you will be utterly fed up with the Olympics and all the twaddle that is going around about how the event will help us all. Now the latest Government scheme is hitting the press. … Continue reading

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Cash to restore wildlife habitat in Peak District

Millions of pounds will be spent restoring three natural habitats in the region under a Government plan unveiled yesterday to create a dozen large-scale nature reserves nationwide. The Dearne Valley, the Humberhead Levels and Dark Peak area of the Peak … Continue reading

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Markets price hike

PROPOSALS to hike up weekly rents for market traders and close the “unofficial” Saturday market in Matlock have been recommended by Derbyshire Dales District Council. The decisions were announced as part of a major review by the council to “increase the … Continue reading

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Caravan Wars

Plans to extend a Camping and Caravanning Club site in Derbyshire are up in the air after the local parish council objected to the extension. The Bakewell site in Hopping Lane, Youlgrave lies in the Peak District National Park and had applied … Continue reading

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Rain shortage may hit fish stocks in Derbyshire

Fish in a Derbyshire river may not spawn this year due to the driest 12 months in the Midlands on record, say the Environment Agency. Brown trout have to be rescued from a 3km (1.9-mile) section of the River Lathkill … Continue reading

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Thorntons breaks world record

You Tube Largest chocolate bar: Derbyshire’s Thorntons breaks Guinness world record

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Wild and Wonderful Art Exhibition

Wild & Wonderful is the title of a new exhibition by three local artists – Pauline Townsend, Jill Kerr and Paul Tavernor in the Art Café above the Pavillion Gardens Café, from August 22 until October 31. The members of … Continue reading

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