It has been a hectic week in the countdown to Christmas.
News emerged that developers wanting to build a Morrisons supermarket on the edge of Ripley were willing to pump money into revamping the town centre if the scheme gets the go ahead.
Our Feed our Families appeal to collect vital items for the food bank operation in the area was seeing an incredible amount of food donated by generous readers and children at schools in the area were thrilling their parents and teachers as they took part in nativity plays.
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Happy Christmas everyone!