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New headteacher promises “significant changes” at Kirk Hallam Academy

Kirk Hallam Community Academy has revealed the identity of its next headteacher, who will ring the changes for a new era starting this September.

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Three more litter louts fined after Erewash council court prosecutions

Three more litter louts fined after Erewash council court prosecutions

Three people who dropped litter on Ilkeston’s streets are now hundreds of pounds out of pocket after prosecuted by Erewash Borough Council.

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Ilkeston to Mablethorpe cyclists make £10,000 for child cancer charity

Ilkeston to Mablethorpe cyclists make £10,000 for child cancer charity

A group of cyclists raised more than £10,000 for a children’s cancer charity with a 208-mile ride finishing with a heroic hill climb in Ilkeston.

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Victoria Park in Ilkeston has won the national Horticulture Week Custodian Award for Best Heritage Park.

Ilkeston park wins national horticultural heritage award after revamp

Ilkeston’s much-loved Victoria park has won a national horticultural award following heritage restoration works by Erewash Borough Council.

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Cici Lara, who grew up in Ilkeston, released her new single Flower Fountain on Spotify on Thursday, June 28.

Ilkeston musician releases debut track inspired by icon Frida Kahlo

A young musician from Ilkeston released her new single this week, inspired by lessons in love from a feminist icon.

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Erewash council tops national food hygiene inspection league table

Erewash Borough Council has topped a national table for food hygiene standards for the second consecutive year in the latest report from consumer standards monitor Which?

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Developer opens model flat for prospective Ilkeston Co-op buyers

Developer opens model flat for prospective Ilkeston Co-op buyers

A plan to turn the former Ilkeston Co-op building into flats has taken another step forward with a show apartment now available to view.

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M1 traffic building around East Midlands Airport after vehicle crash

M1 traffic building around East Midlands Airport after vehicle crash

A vehicle crash on the M1 near East Midlands Airport is expected to cause traffic delays for at least the next hour.

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Erewash residents have the chance to watch a historic Beating Retreat and Sunset Ceremony with the Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers in Ilkeston Market Place on Tuesday, June 19, to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

New details revealed for Ilkeston armed forces sunset parade ceremony

Erewash residents have a very special opportunity to witness a historic beating retreat and sunset ceremony in Ilkeston next week.

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Brad Knight, 19, has been given a head start in the world of hairdressing after landing some of the region's top football names as his clients.

Young Ilkeston barber dreams big after landing famous football clients

“I’d like Knight&Co to become a household name, you have to dream big — but first of all we are getting this shop right and making sure every customer gets the best possible cut.”

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Cigarette droppers prosecuted after not paying Erewash council fines

Cigarette droppers prosecuted after not paying Erewash council fines

Erewash residents have been warned again that their money will go up in smoke if they fail to bin cigarette ends after another three litterbugs were hit with court bills up to £378.

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Ilkeston resident Michael Millen has been successfully prosecuted by Amber Valley Borough Council for fly-tipping waste on the edge of Shipley Wood

Ilkeston man hit with £818 penalty for fly-tipping in Heanor woodland

An Ilkeston resident has been ordered to pay more than £800 in fines and court costs after being convicted for fly-tipping waste in woodland.

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Stanton Ilkeston Football Club has received a �499,628 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund to build a new pavililion in place of the shipping container it currently uses for changing rooms.

Ilkeston football club awarded £499,628 for pavilion and pitch project

A grassroots football club in Ilkeston has been awarded a £499,628 grant to build a changing room pavilion and develop two new pitches.

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The Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers will perform in Ilkeston's Market Place on Tuesday, June 19.

Royal Engineers band to perform military parade ceremony in Ilkeston

Ilkeston will host a military performance and ceremony this month, one of numerous events planned to mark the First World War centenary.

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Paul King of the Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association is making big plans for the group's 50th anniversary this weekend.

Erewash canal group celebrate 50th anniversary with Bank Holiday event

A group of volunteers who work to maintain the Erewash Canal is gearing up for a special three-day celebration over the Bank Holiday weekend, May 26-28.

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Litterbugs fined by court after failing to pay Erewash council penalty

Litterbugs fined by court after failing to pay Erewash council penalty

Four litterbugs who dropped their cigarette ends onto the pavement must now pay hefty court bills after they failed to pay borough council fines.

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The Elms School Nursery, part of the junior school to Trent College in Long Eaton, has been rated 'Outstanding' in all areas in the school's latest Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report.

Inspection report finds Long Eaton nursery school to be ‘Outstanding’

A Long Eaton nursery school has been given the highest possible rating following a visit by the Independent Schools Inspectorate earlier this year.

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Catherine Atkinson, Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Erewash, called for more Government investment in the region during a television debate on Sunday.

Labour candidate calls for Government investment to transform Erewash

Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Erewash has claimed the area could be come a regional leader of high-tech business if only it is given the right Government support.

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Mike Channon, an airline pilot from West Hallam, has won retailers' support for his TabletHookz invention after appearing on Channel 4 programme Buy It Now. (Photo courtesy of Derbyshire Trading Standards)

Orders soar for Erewash pilot’s in-flight invention after TV success

An airline pilot from West Hallam has secured backing from three major retailers for his in-transit entertainment invention after appearing on a Channel 4 television show.

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