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Heanor school scale new heights in drone design contest

Two Heanor school pupils have been named as the region’s best in a competition to design a flying humanitarian drone for retail giant Amazon.

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Fashion company’s schools competition finds new heroes

Fashion company’s schools competition finds new heroes

A dream-catching teddy bear was the star of the show as an Alfreton fashion firm held a competition to find the next generation of textile talent.

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Youngsters loved the 'bubble pop' fundraiser organised by Moo Music teacher Jo Utting for the Lily Foundation.

Music teacher fundraising for childhood disease charity

The leader of an Alfreton pre-school music group is fundraising to help children affected by a rare illness.

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Mr Lamberton said he knew his sons wouldn't wear their hats or sun cream if they weren't with him.

POLL: Was Derbyshire dad right to keep his children home from school because of the heat?

A Derbyshire dad kept his children home from school on Monday, because of the rising temperatures.

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18-year-old Mollie Fenwick is the subject of a new BBC animation which tells the story of how music helped her turn her life around.

Heanor teen’s life-changing story becomes BBC animation

A Heanor woman whose love of music helped turn her life around after troubled teenage years has had her story turned into a BBC animation.

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The top earning industries for graduate include construction.

REVEALED: The best and worst paying industries for graduates

Just finished university and looking for your first career break?
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Survey reveals some parents are struggling to afford school uniforms

Survey reveals some parents are struggling to afford school uniforms

Two fifths of parents have been put into financial difficulty over the cost of school uniforms, a new study has revealed.

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Iain Duncan Smith tried his hand on a sewing machine during the visit.

Politician praises Alfreton school on campaign stop

A senior Conservative politician has made a whirlwind campaign visit to an Alfreton school and praised its efforts to plug an industry skills gap.

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Twelve-year-old Dylan Kift received a certificate for his first aid skills.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

Education
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.

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