VIDEO: slideshow of the Week in Pictures in the Ripley and Heanor News area

It has been busy week in the Ripley and Heanor News area.

There were blows for campaigners who heard that their bids to have areas of land in Codnor and at Nottingham Road, Ripley, given village green status had been turned down.

Phil Hogg from Heanor. Going to the Paratriathlon Championships

Phil Hogg from Heanor. Going to the Paratriathlon Championships

Elsewhere Heanor wheelchair athlete Phil Hogg is aiming to go to the next Paralympic Games in Rio and the police ask for your help in tracing people they want to talk to in connection with shoplifting offences across the area.

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