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Derbyshire County Council election 2017: the Erewash candidates vying for your votes

Derbyshire goes to the polls on Thursday May 4 in local county elections.
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WIN: Hot tickets - Bengal Brasserie curry and Arena big fight tickets to see Josh Warrington and Nicola Adams

The hottest ticket in town just got hotter - we are giving you the chance to win an indian meal out plus tickets to see big fight Arena action featuring Josh Warrington and Nicola Adams.

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Extra Nottingham date added to Manford’s tour

Extra Nottingham date added to Manford’s tour

An extra Nottingham date has been added to Jason Manford’s Muddle Class tour next year, due to public demand.

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Herding Catz Blues Band.

Gig guide

Friday, April 28

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David Lloyd Clubs is launching a new health and fitness class that consists of nothing but sleeping. Byline John Nguyen/JNVisuals

New gym class consists of nothing but sleeping

The frantic, stress-inducing nature of modern life means that few of us seem to get enough sleep, and if you’re a parent, regularly getting your full 40 winks becomes even more of a luxury.

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Roads were closed due to the April snowfall in Derbyshire in 2016

ON THIS DAY: Severe weather alert of SNOW for Derbyshire

It’s hard to believe after today’s sunshine, but this time last year the Met Office was warning Derbyshire residents to batten down the hatches because of the threat of SNOW!

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Over a quarter of Brits sacrifice their own holidays for stag and hen parties

Over a quarter of Brits sacrifice their own holidays for stag and hen parties

Over a quarter of Brits are sacrificing their own holidays in order to attend stag and hen parties costing an average of £507 a time, new research shows.

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Travel problems facing people ahead of the Bank Holdiay weekend.

43,000 breakdowns expected on UK roads this weekend

As drivers prepare to hit the roads and enjoy the early May bank holiday weekend, Green Flag is warning that 43,000 breakdowns will cause chaos on Britain’s roads, with 10 breakdowns taking place every minute.

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Battle of the Bands. Generic image by Pixabay

Battle of the Bands goes into extra time

Has your group entered our first online Battle of the Bands competition?

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Derbyshire cricket stars line up for hospice fundraiser

Derbyshire cricket stars line up for hospice fundraiser

The Derbyshire women’s cricket team are going into bat for local charity Treetops Hospice Care and its annual sponsored women-only fundraising walk the Starlight Strut.

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The Old Black Horse Inn in Mapperley will be a hub of feasting and fun on Monday, May 29.

Village to celebrate 750th anniversary with festival day

Excitement is growing in Mapperley as the village prepares for a day of medieval merrymaking marking a historic royal anniversary.

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COLUMN: Sincere thanks to marathon runners

COLUMN: Sincere thanks to marathon runners

Our news is often about patients and work, but this week I’d like to talk about those amazing people who undertake huge efforts to help support our lifesaving service.

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Fidget spinners are the latest craze sweeping the nation

All you need to know about the latest craze to sweep schools - and offices

It’s the latest craze that’s sweeping playgrounds and offices alike - so here’s all you need to know about fidget spinners and where to find them.

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QUICK QUIZ: Seven questions about the last seven days...

It’s been another busy week in the world of sport and showbiz, but have you been keeping up with the latest goings on?

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LETTER: MPs should do the best for the country

LETTER: MPs should do the best for the country

The recent Radio Four Today interview of the Prime Minister by Nick Robinson says it all in my opinion.
Rather than opening with a question to explain the background to her decision to call a snap General Election, Robinson’s first challenge (oft repeated) was of the Prime Minister having performed a ‘U-turn’.
In the months since the UK’s EU referendum in my view he, his BBC colleagues and many re-moaners have grumbled that she has no personal mandate from the electorate, having never fought an election over Brexit.
Now that she is doing just that it seems to be the golden opportunity, for him/them, to do their own U-turn and criticise her for requesting such a mandate.
Robinson also asserted during this interview that it is the role of opposition parties to oppose the government. 
No Mr Robinson, it is not. It is the role of all members of Parliament and indeed all elected representatives in local government to do what is right and in the best interests of the country, including all people irrespective of how they individually voted. This might include opposition, where necessary.

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How to get your hands on a free tomato plant this weekend

How to get your hands on a free tomato plant this weekend

B&Q stores nationwide will be giving away 10,000 tomato plants on Saturday April 29.

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VIDEO: Dramatic footage as sheds and allotments go up in flames

Firefighters from Ilkeston attended a large fire involving a caravan, two sheds and a hedgerow yesterday (Thursday, April 27).

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RUMOUR MILL: Neymar tells pals Man Utd will make £170m bid, City want Spurs star, Liverpool in for Isco

RUMOUR MILL: Neymar tells pals Man Utd will make £170m bid, City want Spurs star, Liverpool in for Isco

Here are today’s football rumours...

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Joe McElderry as Joseph

REVIEW: Joe McElderry stars in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Theatre Royal, Nottingham

It’s certainly NOT time for this classic musical to get its coat if the rip-roaring, innovative kaleidoscope of fun at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal is anything to go by.

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RISE AND SHINE: Live travel updates, weather and fun quizzes

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel updates, weather and fun quizzes

Welcome to our live feed on Friday, April 28.

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