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Rise and fall of world famous Ripley firm retold in new film

The Ripley and District Heritage Trust has released a new documentary film on the rise and fall of the world famous Butterley company and its role in engineering the last 200 years of the town’s history.

Arts
Scouts Katie Watts, Liam Pickering and Oliver Blagg were selling toffee apples to raise funds for their trip to the World Jamboree in 2019

Codnor Bonfire Night celebrations draw crowd of thousands

Codnor’s annual Bonfire Night celebrations were a crackling success enjoyed by thousands of residents.

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Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

An Amber Valley couple whose son was stillborn are putting their best foot forward to fundraise for a charity supporting families like theirs.

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Construction begins on Ripley hospital blood test extension

Construction begins on Ripley hospital blood test extension

Construction work is under way on a £215,000 extension to Ripley Community Hospital which will improve patient facilities for blood testing.

Business
Builders finish care home job

Builders finish care home job

An Alfreton construction firm has completed work on a multi-million pound care home in Staffordshire, purpose built for residents with dementia.

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MP Pauline Latham at WWF's Westminster event A River Runs Through It.

MP backs wildlife charity campaign on river health

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has added her support to a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) campaign to improve the health of rivers in England and Wales.

Politics
Lynn Clarke and Aileen Cook get some help to check out the attractions at Crich Tramway Village.

Steampunks take Crich Tramway museum back to the future

Crich Tramway Village was transported back to the future at the weekend, as a gathering of steampunks mixed science fiction with Victorian vintage.

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Donna Curleys weight loss has opened up a new life for her.

Weight Watchers coach marks personal slimming milestone

A Belper slimming consultant is celebrating a decade since she completed her own weight-loss transformation, which opened doors to a whole new life.

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