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Stapleford council vote to support heritage bell restoration

Stapleford Town Council has voted to support the restoration of an historic bell in the town’s cemetery which has been silent since the 1970s.

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The site of the Concorde pub on Green Lane is to be developed into 14 new homes.

Landmark Ilkeston pub to be bulldozed for housing development

A landmark Ilkeston pub will soon be bulldozed to make way for more than a dozen new homes after plans were formally approved.

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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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Council agree buyers for former leisure centre buildings

Council agree buyers for former leisure centre buildings

Erewash Borough Council has agreed on prospective buyers for two former leisure centre buildings and an attached car park in central Ilkeston.

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Erewash Borough Council launch new look website

Erewash Borough Council launch new look website

Erewash Borough Council has unveiled a new look website to make it easier and quicker for residents to find any information they need.

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The 28 new homes off Cavendish Road were sold from the site plan.

New Ilkeston homes snapped up at former college site

Homes on a new development in Ilkeston have been sold in quick succession to eager buyers – illustrating demand for properties in the area.

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Council launch public consultation on closure of care home

Council launch public consultation on closure of care home

Derbyshire County Council has begun a public consultation on the future of a Cotmanhay care home, which could be forced to close by rising costs.

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Mayor of Erewash Councillor Mary Hopkinson

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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