BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Derbyshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

Derbyshire farmers are being asked to keep their poultry indoors to help prevent an outbreak of a highly-infectious strain of avian flu which has been found in Europe.

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Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Whilst winter is something that much of the human population finds annoying, for our wildlife it is something to genuinely fear. For them, there’s no escape from it.

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WATCH: Smelly, STD-plagued, Asian ladybirds take over Derbyshire garage

A Derbyshire businessman had a shock when he found a loveliness of Harlequin ladybirds in his garage.

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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Steve Backshall

REVIEW: Steve Backshall’s Wild World is one of nature’s finest

If you ever wanted to know how to hypnotize a shark, then this is the show for you.

Autumn walking festival organisers report huge success

Autumn walking festival organisers report huge success

Organisers of the Autumn Footprints Amber Valley & Erewash Walking Festival say it was a huge success, pulling in more than 1,000 walkers.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN -- MP Nigel Mills at the launch of Futures Greenscape in 2011.

Birthday party to celebrate success of jobs enterprise, Futures Greenscape

A social enterprise that provides services such as grass cutting, tree surgery, painting and decorating in the Ripley and Heanor area is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
CULLING badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB in cattle, says Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Wildlife charity condemns decision to cull more badgers

A decision by the government to extend badger culling has been strongly condemned by a Derbyshire conservation charity.

Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit northern England and the East Midlands later this week.

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WEEKEND WEATHER: Chilly and drizzly in Derbyshire

A cold and wet few days have been forecast for Derbyshire this weekend.

Monsal Head by Villager Jim.

What are the best views in Derbyshire?

We all know that Derbyshire is blessed with some of the finest scenery in the country and the weekend’s sunny spring weather was showing it off at its very best.

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Derbyshire trust’s delight as funding secured for national crime unit

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has expressed their delight after the National Wildlife Crime Unit had its funding secured until 2020.

ICE WARNING: Big freeze heading for Derbyshire

ICE WARNING: Big freeze heading for Derbyshire

Weather forecasters are warning people about an ice risk in Derbyshire as sub-zero temperatures are expected to take over the region tonight.

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Where’s your grot spot in Chesterfield?

Residents in North East Derbyshire are being urged to identify their local ‘grot spots’ following a national clean-up for the Queen’s birthday this month.

Unfinished building work on Lilac Way in Shirland.

Villagers plea over ‘rats and rubble’ at former building site

A former building site in Shirland has been left in an unsightly and unsafe state and is now attracting rats - despite repeated requests to the authorities to do something about it.

Weather forecast

WEATHER WARNING: Snow and ice hazard in Derbyshire

The Met Office has issued a ‘yellow’ weather warning for snow and ice across the East Midlands today (February 15).

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