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Environment

Derbyshire tip charges removed by new Conservative leadership

Charges for residents taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres have been removed.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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Council and residents clean up streets of Stapleford

Council and residents clean up streets of Stapleford

A mix of community spirit and elbow grease helped deliver a spring cleaning operation around parts of Stapleford on Thursday, April 20.

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Work is under way to transform this section of the Erewash Canal towpath.

£432,000 project begins to transform Erewash canal path

Work has got under way to improve the Erewash Canal towpath and tranform it into a commuter route to and from Ilkeston’s new rail station.

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Derbyshire County Council architect Gary Ellis, Councillor Anne Western and chief executive Ian Stephenson with authors of the Trent Valley vision study.

Report outlines future vision for Trent Valley

Senior figures in the regional economy have been told the Trent Valley could generate billions of pounds and create thousands of jobs through strategic landscape planning.

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Councillors back Bennerley Viaduct group with grant

Councillors back Bennerley Viaduct group with grant

Plans to bring Bennerley Viaduct back into use as a walking and cycling trail have been given a funding boost by Erewash councillors.

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Outdoor play project secures £46,700 lottery grant

Outdoor play project secures £46,700 lottery grant

A partnership of Derbyshire organisations has won a £46,700 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project helping parents, carers and children to understand and enjoy Ilkeston’s urban green spaces.

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Building waste.

Council to charge for disposal of building and demolition waste at recycling centres

Charges for people taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres will start soon.

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Coun Richard MacRae has opposed two Broxtowe developments and been overruled by Government inspectors.

Government overrule council on Broxtowe development plan

A government inspector has overturned Broxtowe Borough Council’s refusal of planning consent for a former golf course site in Bramcote Hills.

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Derbyshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

Derbyshire farmers are being asked to keep their poultry indoors to help prevent an outbreak of a highly-infectious strain of avian flu which has been found in Europe.

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COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

As you get older it can be all too easy to assume that everything was better in the past. It is only natural to view things nostalgically, but many things are clearly much better today.

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Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Whilst winter is something that much of the human population finds annoying, for our wildlife it is something to genuinely fear. For them, there’s no escape from it.

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L-R: Achilles chief executive Jay Katzen, Saint-Gobain PAM environment manager Mark Hardy, award presenter Sir Alexander Lockwood Smith.

Ilkeston firm gets award for greenhouse emissions cuts

An Ilkeston manufacturing firm has been presented with an award for its industry-leading efforts to cut climate changing carbon emissions.

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WATCH: Smelly, STD-plagued, Asian ladybirds take over Derbyshire garage

A Derbyshire businessman had a shock when he found a loveliness of Harlequin ladybirds in his garage.

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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Steve Backshall

REVIEW: Steve Backshall’s Wild World is one of nature’s finest

If you ever wanted to know how to hypnotize a shark, then this is the show for you.

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Catherine Rowan with Shannon Finlan and Jason Rowan.

Firm backs youngster’s hospital fundraising campaign

An Ilkeston-based business helped a 12-year-old girl raise more than £3,000 as a thank-you to the hospital caring for her big sister who is battling a brain condition.

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FLYING THE FLAG -- the Deputy Mayor of Erewash, Coun Mary Hopkinson, raises the Green Flag at West Park, along with fellow councillors, gardening staff and representatives of the West Park Friends group.

Top environmental honour for safe and clean West Park

A prestigious Green Flag, the nationally recognised symbol of a safe and clean environment, has been raised again at West Park in Long Eaton.

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Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
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THE PHOENIX, an inspiring piece of art, symbolising hope and freedom from addiction, that has been worked on by Wash Arts users.

Cash boost for Ilkeston project that is helping drugs and alcohol addicts recover

A project, based in Ilkeston, that helps people recover from alcohol or drug addiction is to receive a share of nearly £200,000 worth of funding from Derbyshire County Council.

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