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LIST: 11 of Derbyshire’s punniest business names

These are 11 of Derbyshire’s punniest business names.

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Alison Barlow, 43, from Ambergate, and her dog Looey dressed as Santa and Rudolph.

ELF & SAFETY: Festive photo puts the focus on #SelfieSafety

A selfie taken in Derbyshire has been shortlisted in a national competition to promote ‘selfie safety’.

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REVIEW: Theroux film gives fascinating insight into Scientology

Louis Theroux’s first feature film My Scientology Movie combines all the elements we associate with his work, from celebrity and commercialism to fundamentalism.

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UDDERLY RIDICULOUS: Cow’s face blurred out on Google Street View

UDDERLY RIDICULOUS: Cow’s face blurred out on Google Street View

Moo-ving around the UK capturing images for its popular Street View feature, Google has to be careful about protecting people’s privacy.

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The would-be robber was chased off by a staff member and a Henry hoover. Photos and video - SWNS.

VIDEO: HENRY HOOVER used to fight off armed robber at Derbyshire pharmacy

A Derbyshire pharmacy worker fought off an armed robber - with a Henry hoover.

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VIDEO: Whatever happened to white dog poo? Part II

VIDEO: Whatever happened to white dog poo? Part II

VIDEO: Whatever happened to white dog poo?

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English National Youth Ballet.

Ballet classic is updated

English Youth Ballet is presenting a dramatic production of Giselle set on an English country estate with an ‘upstairs downstairs’ flavour.

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God bless America...movies that make you hate the US

God bless America...movies that make you hate the US

“Land of the free...and the home of the braaaaaave!”

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What if plants feel pain?

Nine reasons NOT to go vegetarian or vegan in National Vegetarian Week

As we approach the end of National Vegetarian Week - May 16-24 - we’ve just learned the number of vegans has more than tripled in the UK in the past ten years.

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One in five Brits favour pets over partner

Research has revealed that one in five people prefer pets to their partner.

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Chesterfield Horns Bridge roundabout. Driving advice sign

ROUNDABOUT SIGN: Who is ‘Mr Mouthy’?

Who is Mr Mouthy? Can you solve the mystery of this sign which has appeared on one of Chesterfield’s busiest roundabouts?

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REVEALED: The top 20 names removed from ex-lovers’ unwanted tattoos

Are you thinking about getting a loved one’s name tattooed as a permanent gesture of love this Valentine’s Day?

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Struggling for Christmas gift ideas? Your local petrol station is ‘fuel’ of options

One in ten Brits reportedly leave ther shopping until the big day itself - so it’s not surprising that the most unlikely places for filling up on festive stocking treats suddenly become a haven of holiday gifts.

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THOUSANDS OF FAKE viagra, G-Star jeans and Barbour jackets and illegal cigarettes seized in massive Derbyshire raids

THOUSANDS OF FAKE viagra, G-Star jeans and Barbour jackets and illegal cigarettes seized in massive Derbyshire raids

Almost two million illegal cigarettes and 580kg of tobacco with a street value of at least £1m have been seized by Derbyshire County Council in one of the biggest trading standards hauls in the UK.

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GRINCH’S ADVENT CALENDAR: A right royal waste of time

To mark the countdown to Christmas, every day we will be opening our alternative advent calendar - what annoys us most about the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.

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A rare ginger badger is being cared for by Derbyshire Wildflie Trust

CUTE ALERT: Rare ginger badger found in Derbyshire

An unusual ginger badger has been found in Derbyshire and is being cared for by wildlife experts.

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This image on Google Street View was taken by Michael Hobson and sent in by JB Reynolds on Northern California.

Headless walker spotted in Eyam

A spooky image of a headless walker in Eyam has captured the imagination of a California resident.

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THAT FRIDAY FEELING: Ahhh, fondant memories...sugary treats from our childhood

Remember when sweets and chocolate was our sole purpose for living?

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...AND ANOTHER THING: Thumbs-up for Facebook’s thumbs-down plans

...AND ANOTHER THING: Thumbs-up for Facebook’s thumbs-down plans

So billionaire online entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg has decided, after a lot of research, that Facebook will soon have a ‘dislike’ option to post online.

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THAT FRIDAY FEELING: Holy smoke! Vaping declared safe(ish)

THAT FRIDAY FEELING: Holy smoke! Vaping declared safe(ish)

Scientists in vaping-safer-than-smoking shocker!

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