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Peak District launches £600,000 tourism marketing campaign

The Peak District has launched a £600,000 marketing campaign to grow tourism in the area. Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, the area’s tourism bureau, received a share in a £19.8m pot of money from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, which made … Continue reading

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Ramblers urged to step out National Trust walks

THIS AUTUMN, in partnership with PruHealth, the National Trust is launching the Great British Walk – a celebration of the beautiful British countryside Read more: http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/ramblers-urged-to-step-out-national-trust-walks-1-4898467 Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk

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Off-roaders bank holiday protest

OFF-ROAD motorcyclists from around the county are set to descend on the Peak District this bank holiday to protest against proposals to ban them from green lanes. The riders intend to head to the trails they would normally ride on Bank … 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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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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Phone Mast Proposal Rejected

Proposals for a 14-metre high mobile phone mast on North East Derbyshire green belt land have been turned down by planners. Applicants Vodafone Ltd sought permission to erect the mast site on land close to the junction of Acorn Ridge … Continue reading

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Matlock Bath Parking Charges Plan

Businesses in a Derbyshire village have said they are unhappy about plans to charge motorists to park on the street. Matlock Bath traders claim it will stop people from visiting the area and as a result their profits would be … Continue reading

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Police numbers at nine year low

The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years  – and the biggest drop is in Derbyshire. In the county, police officer numbers fell 10 per cent from 2,021 at the … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Census results revealed

Derbyshire’s population of 769,700 has grown at a slower rate than that of England and the East Midlands according to the results of the 2011 Census. Since 2001 the number of residents in the county has increased by 35,100 (4.8%) … Continue reading

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A52 is a disgrace

A major Derbyshire road will only get small-scale repairs, despite drivers’ complaints about potholes. Motorists say the surface of the A52 from junction 25 of the M1 to Spondon – the Borrowash bypass – is so bad it is damaging vehicles. The Highways … Continue reading

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