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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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Flying ants can cover surfaces

Derbyshire warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

Derbyshire residents are being warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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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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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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New protections could be put in place for the Peak District

Campaign group welcomes review into National Parks so they can be better protected

The Campaign for National Parks charity has welcomed the Westminster Government’s announcement of Julian Glover as the chair of a 21st century “Hobhouse” review into England’s National Parks.

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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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Ilkeston company Rayden Engineering Limited is celebrating after winning its biggest ever order, which has created 50 extra jobs. Rayden managing director Richard Hayden (left) and son Brendan, also a director, are seen here at the firm's base on Wentworth Street.

Ilkeston engineering firm celebrate multi-million pound gas contract

An Ilkeston welding and engineering company is celebrating after winning its biggest ever order, which has created 50 extra jobs.

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Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust has appointed Laura Wigg-Bailey as its fundraising manager for the ambitious �60million restoration project.

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust appoint fundraiser for £60m project

The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust has appointed a dedicated fundraiser to drive its £60million plans to revive the Derby Canal.

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Council chiefs want to hear residents' views on the issue

Have your say on controversial plans to expand Derbyshire quarrying

Council chiefs have unveiled controversial plans for expanding quarrying in Derbyshire.

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An ambitious plan to restore a 'golden mile' of the Derby Canal through Draycott has nearly reached its first fundraising milestone.

Draycott canal leisure attraction plans close to fundraising milestone

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust has nearly reached its first major milestone in the ambitious £352,000 restoration of a ‘golden mile’ of canal in Draycott.

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Environment Agency officers have been closely monitoring the impact of a cyanide spill in Shipley Country Park.

Heanor chemical spill: early toxicology results show low risk to birds

Environment Agency officers have been working at Adam’s Pond in Heanor all weekend following an accidental chemical spill.

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Jason Rowan has shut down his company EnergySave  following the fallout from a Rogue Traders report by BBC Watchdog last year which raised serious concerns about its products, staff behaviour and management.

EnergySave boss shuts company after BBC Watchdog rogue traders sting

An Ilkeston businessman has closed his home improvement firm after it was the subject of an alarming BBC Watchdog investigation last year.

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RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

The RSPB has ceased its involvement in the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative after the charity claims the multi-partnership project continually failed to improve the fortunes of raptors in the Dark Peak.

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Today has been dubbed Fly Tipping Friday

Fly tipping Friday - mountains of rubbish set to be dumped today

Today is Fly Tipping Friday - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for the illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

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How can you recycle your Christmas waste?

How to recycle your Christmas waste

So that's it, the Christmas and new year celebrations are over and it's back to normal.

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Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers have been reported to have been illegally dumping festive waste by bins at a locked recycling centre.

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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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