Tag Archives: Health

Paraglider and cyclist injured in the Peak District

A paraglider and cyclist needed help from mountain rescue teams after they were injured in separate incidents on Saturday. The Buxton and Edale Teams snatch squad was called to the Monsal Trail after a 53-year-old lady came off her bike and sustained a suspected ankle … Continue reading

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Cocaine package worth over £250,000 found at clothing factory

A package of cocaine worth over £250,000 has been discovered at a clothing factory in Matlock. Staff at John Smedley found what they believed to be drugs hidden amongst a shipment of cotton from Peru, South America. The police were immediately informed … Continue reading

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Taddington bypass repair work to start

Resurfacing work is due to start on the A6 Taddington bypass, in Derbyshire, later. The £300,000 repair scheme will be carried out between 19:00 and 06:00 BST each night for around two weeks, apart from at weekends. Work will be carried out … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Lifeboat Retired

A LIFEBOAT which was paid for entirely by the people of land-locked Derbyshire is to be retired. The Spirit of Derbyshire  has served Ilfracombe lifeboat station in North Devon for more than  20 years. It was given its name in honour … Continue reading

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UXB warning on Peak District Path

A mountain rescue team has warned outdoor enthusiasts about the dangers of unexploded shells near a popular Peak District path. Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team was called on Monday after a member of the public found the bomb near the Cut Gate … Continue reading

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Plants stolen from Dovedale can kill

Hundreds of plants stolen from a National Trust reserve in Derbyshire are potentially lethal if taken as a medicine, police have warned. The plants, Arum maculatum, were stolen from the reserve at Dovedale and police believe people may use them as … Continue reading

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MRT called out SIX times in one day

A MOUNTAIN rescue team had a busy weekend with SIX rescues in the Peak  District in one day. Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist one stricken walker and  five injured runners during the ‘Lads Leap’ fell race in the Crowden … Continue reading

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Peak walker is rescued in dark

A MAN had to be rescued from moorland in the Peak District after getting lost in bad weather and darkness descending. He went for a walk on Bleaklow last Friday and was eventually found just before midnight after a search … Continue reading

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Air Ambulance scam closed down

DERBYSHIRE, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance has welcomed a High Court ruling closing down companies that operated a misleading charity collection. Three connected firms were shut down in the public interest by the High Court in London following an investigation … Continue reading

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Woman lost in Peak District

A WOMAN suffering exhaustion was carried to safety by mountain rescue team volunteers after she got lost during a day’s walking in the Peak District. The 65-year-old had been on Bleaklow with her daughter in her 30s when they got … Continue reading

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