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Mayor’s award scheme seeking unsung heroes of Erewash

Erewash Borough Council is calling on residents to nominate someone they admire for their work in the borough and who deserves greater recognition.

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Erewash scoops multiple awards at East Midlands in Bloom

Erewash scoops multiple awards at East Midlands in Bloom

Erewash has again achieved medal-winning success in the prestigious East Midlands in Bloom competition, scooping seven top awards.

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Hazelwood Care Home. Photo Google

Council considers consultation over plans to close Ilkeston care home

Councillors are to consider launching a consultation over plans to close an Ilkeston care home because of the rising cist of repairs.

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Maggie Throup MP says current HS2 compensation plans are insufficient.

MP calls on Government to rethink HS2 compensation plans

The Government minister for HS2 is to revisit plans for compensating property owners along the route after a call for change from Erewash’s MP.

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Erewash Partnership boss Ian Viles hopes to boost new businesses.

Erewash Partnership offer free business start-up support

A free programme to help would-be entrepreneurs in Erewash set up their own business starts next month, with places still available.

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MP visits nursery to congratulate owner on OBE award

MP visits nursery to congratulate owner on OBE award

Erewash MP Maggie Throup has visited a Long Eaton nursery to learn more about the company and its founder, who recently received an OBE.

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Derbyshire County Council needs to save 85million by 2022.

Derbyshire County Council 'needs to cut extra £5m after Tory spending'

Derbyshire County Council must cut an extra £5million because of Tory spending over the last three months, it has been claimed.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Paul Lovatt-Cooper has composed a piece of music for the Victoria Park celebration event on Sunday, August 20.

Famous composer to debut Ilkeston fanfare at park event

A world renowned musician and composer has written a new piece of music to be performed in a celebration event at Ilkeston’s Victoria Park.

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Ian Stephenson.

Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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Erewash canal to host national festival over Bank Holiday

Erewash canal to host national festival over Bank Holiday

One of the biggest Bank Holiday events ever seen in Erewash will chug into view later this month with the prestigious IWA Festival of Water.

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The leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Berry Lewis.

Derbyshire plans to spend extra cash on roads and public transport under proposed new budget

An extra £6m to improve roads and a £3m boost to public transport are among changes being proposed in a revised budget that Derbyshire County Council is considering.

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More than 30,000 passengers have used Ilkeston rail station since it opened in April, exceeding all expectations.

Ilkeston station event to celebrate passenger milestone

Ilkeston station has seen more than 30,000 passenger journeys since it opened in April, and rail operators are making plans to celebrate.

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Doctors say 17% of pregnant women smoking in Erewash

Doctors say 17% of pregnant women smoking in Erewash

New research has revealed that almost one in five pregnant women in the Ilkeston and Long Eaton areas continue to smoke through to the time they give birth.

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Many pupils families took time out to attend the picnic and celebrate the community values which Jo Cox MP sought to promote.

Primary school picnic is a day to remember Jo Cox MP

A Kirk Hallam school joined groups across the nation last month in a special community event in tribute to the memory of Jo Cox MP.

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Apprentice mechanic Jonny Davies has been named as the best in his year.

Erewash council fleet mechanic wins training award

An Erewash Borough Council mechanic Jonny Davies has scooped an award for being the best apprentice this year on his training scheme.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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The Fitzgeralds were among the many Ilkeston families to bring a picnic to the park to share with neghbours while they enjoyed the entertainment.

Ilkeston enjoys Great Get Together in tribute to MP

Ilkeston residents joined with communities up and down the country for the Great Get Together, inspired by the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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Chan Kataria, chief executive of housing provider EMH Group, has been awarded an OBE by the Queen.

Chief executive of regional housing group awarded OBE

The chief executive of a top regional housing providers has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for his services to the industry.

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Three Derbyshire constituencies changed hands in last week's general election.

ELECTION 2017: Young and older voters were a potent combination

Three out of 11 constituencies changed hands across Derbyshire last week.

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