Youngster commended by charity for coming to mum’s aid

An Ilkeston youngster has been commended by a health charity after his calmness and quick thinking helped save his mum in an emergency.

Matthew Woodhouse (left) collects his Young Tradesperson of the Year awards.

Ripley student takes top award for construction talent

A construction student from Ripley has been named as one of the UK’s best young tradesmen after impressing judges in an industry talent contest.

Bad parking is the number one annoyance at the school gates for parents in the Midlands.

POLL: Bad parking, smoking or dog mess - What's your pet hate at the school gates?

Bad parking and people smoking outside the school gates are among the biggest annoyances for parents in the Midlands, a survey has revealed.
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Common sense needed on holidays during term time

Common sense needed on holidays during term time

As a secondary school pupil I remember sinking down in my chair as my dad challenged my French teacher at parents’ evening about the educational benefit of a school trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

The county council has issued a statement in response to a court ruling yesterday.

Derbyshire County Council does 'not condone parents taking children on term-time holidays'

Derbyshire County Council has said it does 'not condone parents taking their children on term-time holidays'.

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Fines for taking children out of school for holidays are once again in the news.

POLL: Should fines for taking children on holiday during term-time be reconsidered?

Fines for taking children out of school during term-time for holidays are once again back in the news.

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The Supreme Court have allowed the appeal.

Dad loses legal battle over term-time holidays

A father has lost a landmark legal battle over being fined for taking his daughter on holiday during school term-time.
Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

New research has revealed just 16 per cent of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

Coun Paul Jones (back-right) with community scheme representatives.

Council gives £16,700 to Langley Mill children’s scheme

Derbyshire County Council has awarded funding of £16,700 to help keep a popular Langley Mill children’s scheme up and running through 2017.

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Bright spark’s Star Wars style robot wows Big Bang competition judges

A student from Swanwick Hall School in Alfreton has will be heading to the UK final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition on March 15 and 16 after wowing judges at the regional heats.

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Parents have been learning of their child's secondary school place.

SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES: What to do if you didn't get your first choice

Parents across Derbyshire have been learning of their child's secondary school place today.

Staff, students and special guests celebrate the opening of the building.

Alfreton school celebrates move to £15m new building

A new £15million school building in Alfreton has opened its doors to pupils for the first time, and school leaders say it’s time for a fresh start.

Will your child get a place at their first choice secondary school?

95% of Derbyshire applicants set to get first choice secondary school place, study says

More than 95 per cent of applicants in Derbyshire look set to receive a place at their first choice secondary school, according a new study.

Copthorne Infant School is being closed today.

Water supply issues lead to closure of Derbyshire school

A Derbyshire infant school is to close for the day because of water supply issues.

There are plenty of jobs you don't need a university degree for.

REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

A new survey has revealed some of the top jobs that don't require university degrees.

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The school has no heating and is unable to open to pupils.

Special school to stay closed for second day because of heating issues

A Derbyshire special school is to remain closed to pupils tomorrow because of a lack of heating.

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Special school to remain closed after gas supply ‘cut off’

A special school in Derbyshire will be unable to reopen on Monday after its gas supply was cut off.

From lef: Reece Evans, heritage trust chairman Rokia Brown, Reeces brother Callum and trustee Maureen Taylor.

Youngster thrives on Codnor Castle training scheme

A keen amateur historian is looking forward to a brighter future after completed a ten week work experience scheme at Codnor Castle.

Should pupils be allowed to wear slippers to school?

Derbyshire school becomes first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers

A Derbyshire primary school has become the first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers.
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882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

There will be over 820 fewer teachers in Derbyshire’s schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

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