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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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Volunteers from Interserve Construction Ltd on site with nursery staff and Ward Recycling representatives.

Waste management firm boost nursery refurbishment project

A waste management firm based in Ilkeston has chipped in to help a £15,000 community project to refurbish a nursery’s outdoor play area.

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A scene from Mat's Derbyshire Dales video.

VIDEO: Derbyshire Dales captured in stunning ‘4k’ detail

The Derbyshire Dales is a truly stunning place.

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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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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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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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Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

A fly-tipper has been handed a bill for more than £1,500 after he was caught on camera dumping a substantial amount of waste in Ilkeston.

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BBC Watchdog ‘rogue traders’ sting targets Ilkeston firm

BBC Watchdog ‘rogue traders’ sting targets Ilkeston firm

BBC consumer affairs show Watchdog has accused an Ilkeston company of making false claims, targeting vulnerable people for sales and racial discrimination.

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The Waterswallows Waste and Recycling Site

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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