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Council consider plans to privatise leisure centres

Erewash Borough Council are to move forward with proposals for the privatisation of sport and leisure services as a way to reduce costs.

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GENERAL ELECTION: All the latest reaction from Derbyshire

Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced a General Election will be held on Thursday, June 8.

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The group campaigning for a new war memorial in Stanley Common hope it will be in place for Armistice Day, 2018.

Village residents approve new war memorial plan

Plans for a new war memorial in Stanley Common are moving ahead after village residents voted in favour of the outline proposal.

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The twinning of Ilkeston and Ch�lons has come a long way since 1957, but where will a new generation take it?

Ilkeston reflects on anniversary of twin town scheme

Ilkeston’s long-running link with its French twin town is to be celebrated this weekend as a party of civic dignitaries and sporting youngsters cross the channel to mark 60 years of friendship.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock HQ.

Important information for Derbyshire residents

Derbyshire County Council elections will take place on May 4 - and residents have just days to check they are registered to vote.

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Army reservist qualifies as elite fitness instructor

Army reservist qualifies as elite fitness instructor

An Army reservist from Ilkeston has graduated from an elite fitness training programme which now qualifies him to serve as an instructor.

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Green Party council candidates pledge to fight HS2

Green Party council candidates pledge to fight HS2

Erewash Green Party election candidates have pledged to continue supporting the campaign to stop the HS2 line being built through the borough.

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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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Ilkeston Food and Drink Fair returns to help hospice

Ilkeston Food and Drink Fair returns to help hospice

The popular Ilkeston Food and Drink Fair returns next month, with more than 50 of the finest regional producers lined up to take part.

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Trowell Parish Council call for HS2 route rethink

Trowell Parish Council call for HS2 route rethink

Trowell Parish Council has raised serious concerns over the potential impact of HS2 on life in the village following a recent consultation event.

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Sajid Javid and Maggie Throup

Stanton development plans given Government support

Erewash MP Maggie Throup has welcomed news that a project in Stanton-by-Dale is to be part of a £63million regional development initiative.

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WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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How would you spend the UK's money?

THE PEOPLE'S BUDGET: How would you spend the UK's money?

Ever thought you could do a much better job of managing the UK's money than the government?

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Council approves law on public urination in town centres

Council approves law on public urination in town centres

Erewash Borough Council has given the green light to a new byelaw to prevent people urinating and defecating in public town centre spaces.

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L-R: Erewash MP Maggie Throup, Trent Bartons Jeff Counsell and Mayor of Erewash Councillor Abey Stevenson.

Ilkeston Flyer bus service gets £150,000 upgrade

An important Ilkeston bus route is to become more frequent and more luxurious after a £150,000 investment by the service operator.

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Derbyshire woman launches campaign to make assisted dying legal

A Derbyshire woman is campaigning for assisted dying to be legalised - following the deaths of her mother and husband.

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What will today's Budget mean for you?

BUDGET 2017 LIVE: How will you be affected?

Welcome to our LIVE blog covering the 2017 Budget.
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Councillors want more money invested in improving Langley Mill station.

Councillors call for investment in Langley Mill station

Local councillors are pressing the case for investment at Langley Mill station as part of a wider transit plan around Ilkeston’s new rail terminal.

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Erewash Borough Council has approved the conversion of the upper floors of Ilkeston's former Co-op store.

Council set to approve department store apartment plans

Erewash Borough Council is set to consider final plans for converting a former Ilkeston department store into a residential apartment complex.

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Erewash Borough Council are looking to enact a new law to prevent town centre streets being used as public toilets.

Council move to introduce public urination byelaw

Erewash Borough Council is to debate the introduction of a new bylaw to fine anyone urinating in public in Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres.

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