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EXCLUSIVE: Derbyshire County Council plans hundreds of job cuts over next year

Derbyshire County Council plans to make up to 260 job cuts over the next year, the Derbyshire Times has learned.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

All Derbyshire County Council services to be reviewed

Every Derbyshire County Council service is to be reviewed, it has been announced.
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The late Marc Maltby.

Government aims to 'transform' jail after deaths of Derbyshire inmates

The Government has published an action plan which promises to 'transform' Nottingham prison.
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Derbyshire County Council are to reconsider plans to close Hazelwood Home for Older People due to public opposition.

Council consider saving Cotmanhay care home after community campaign

Derbyshire County Council is to consider new proposals to keep a Cotmanhay care home open after a campaign against its closure by residents, families and staff.

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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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Dawn Wallbanks who has successfully fought off a parking fine incured at Ilkeston's Tesco.

Ilkeston shopper presses MP over parking laws after camera error fine

An Ilkeston motorist has asked MP Maggie Throup to press for stricter regulation of parking companies, after she was mistakenly penalised on a trip to the supermarket.

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Derbyshire Tory councillor claims Labour 'failing to tackle anti-Semitism' - sparking anger

A Derbyshire Conservative councillor faced a barrage of criticism after he accused Labour of 'failing to deal with anti-Semitism'.
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Erewash MP appointed to parliamentary role on health and social care

Erewash MP appointed to parliamentary role on health and social care

Erewash MP Maggie Throup has been appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to ministers in the Department of Health and Social Care.

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Tory and Labour politicians clash over plans to shut Derbyshire centres

A top Labour councillor has accused the Tory leader of Derbyshire County Council (DCC) of distributing 'fake news like Donald Trump'.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

How Derbyshire County Council plans to save £12million in 2018-19

Yesterday, cabinet members at Conservative-led Derbyshire County Council have approved £12.3million cuts to services during 2018-19. Here we take a look at what are likely to be the most controversial savings...
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Euro elections, East Midlands UKIP candidates Margot Parker

UKIP deputy leader resigns over leadership controversy

UKIP’s deputy leader has resigned in protest over Henry Bolton’s refusal to step down as head of the party.

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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Derbyshire County Council's leader says his child is deaf - and defends services

The county council's leader has revealed he is a father and an uncle to two deaf children - as he defended his authority's educational support for youngsters with hearing impairments after a charity boss raised concerns.
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Derbyshire County Council is proposing its biggest rise in council tax in 15 years.

Derbyshire council tax rise will help 'rising numbers' of needy children

A council tax hike in Derbyshire will help 'rising numbers of children in need', according to a report.

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Derbyshire County Councils Matlock HQ.

Derbyshire poised for £12m cuts, council tax rise and job losses

Derbyshire County Council is poised to make £12.3million of cuts over the next year.
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An advertising van toured Ilkeston on Friday, January 12, inviting residents to pressure Maggie Throup MP over emergency funds for the NHS.

Campaign challenges Erewash MP over NHS winter crisis funding support

An advertising van toured Erewash last week attacking MP Maggie Throup’s record on the NHS as the winter healthcare crisis goes on.

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How the area around the HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton could look by 2035.

Councils agree plan to boost economic impact of HS2 Toton hub station

East Midlands councils and the Department for Transport are working on new measures to boost the economic impact of the HS2 Toton hub.

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Campaigners, led by families of care home residents and Erewash Borough Councillors, took their petition to save Hazelwood Home for Older People to meeting of Derbyshire County Council in Matlock last week.

Care home closure: council extend deadline as public pressure mounts

Derbyshire County Council has extended the consultation period on the future of a Cotmanhay care home after campaigners took their message to County Hall.

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Derbyshire County Councillor Anne Western says Labour were committed to keeping Hazelwood Care Home open.

Labour hit back at MP over record on threatened Cotmanhay care home

Derbyshire County Council’s Labour group leaders have hit back at accusations they let a Cotmanhay care home deteriorate to the brink of closure.

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Erewash MP and Health Select Committee member Maggie Throup with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Erewash MP Throup welcomes NHS cash boost

Erewash MP Maggie Throup has claimed victory after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced an extra £2.6bn in his Autumn Budget to support the NHS’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).

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Catherine Atkinson has been re-selected as Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Erewash.

Labour re-selects Catherine Atkinson to stand in Erewash

Catherine Atkinson has been re-selected as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Erewash.

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