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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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The 976kg bell in Stapleford Chapel, cast in 1885, has been silent for more than 30years.

Stapleford council vote to support heritage bell restoration

Stapleford Town Council has voted to support the restoration of an historic bell in the town’s cemetery which has been silent since the 1970s.

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The site of the Concorde pub on Green Lane is to be developed into 14 new homes.

Landmark Ilkeston pub to be bulldozed for housing development

A landmark Ilkeston pub will soon be bulldozed to make way for more than a dozen new homes after plans were formally approved.

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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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Council agree buyers for former leisure centre buildings

Council agree buyers for former leisure centre buildings

Erewash Borough Council has agreed on prospective buyers for two former leisure centre buildings and an attached car park in central Ilkeston.

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Erewash Borough Council launch new look website

Erewash Borough Council launch new look website

Erewash Borough Council has unveiled a new look website to make it easier and quicker for residents to find any information they need.

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The 28 new homes off Cavendish Road were sold from the site plan.

New Ilkeston homes snapped up at former college site

Homes on a new development in Ilkeston have been sold in quick succession to eager buyers – illustrating demand for properties in the area.

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Council launch public consultation on closure of care home

Council launch public consultation on closure of care home

Derbyshire County Council has begun a public consultation on the future of a Cotmanhay care home, which could be forced to close by rising costs.

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Mayor of Erewash Councillor Mary Hopkinson

Mayor’s award scheme seeking unsung heroes of Erewash

Erewash Borough Council is calling on residents to nominate someone they admire for their work in the borough and who deserves greater recognition.

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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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Hazelwood Care Home. Photo Google

Council considers consultation over plans to close Ilkeston care home

Councillors are to consider launching a consultation over plans to close an Ilkeston care home because of the rising cist of repairs.

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Maggie Throup MP says current HS2 compensation plans are insufficient.

MP calls on Government to rethink HS2 compensation plans

The Government minister for HS2 is to revisit plans for compensating property owners along the route after a call for change from Erewash’s MP.

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