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Derbyshire County Council's leader says his child is deaf - and defends services

The county council's leader has revealed he is a father and an uncle to two deaf children - as he defended his authority's educational support for youngsters with hearing impairments after a charity boss raised concerns.
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Police are investigating the incident.

White van allegedly clipped woman's arm then driver got out and swore at her

Police are investigating reports that a van clipped a woman's arm.
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Derbyshire County Council is proposing its biggest rise in council tax in 15 years.

Derbyshire council tax rise will help 'rising numbers' of needy children

A council tax hike in Derbyshire will help 'rising numbers of children in need', according to a report.

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Derbyshire County Councils Matlock HQ.

Derbyshire poised for £12m cuts, council tax rise and job losses

Derbyshire County Council is poised to make £12.3million of cuts over the next year.
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The M1 in Derbyshire.

8,382 drivers caught speeding on section of M1

More than 8,000 drivers were caught speeding on an eight-mile stretch of the M1 in Derbyshire last year, statistics show.

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A number of areas have already seen significant snowfall this winter.

Risk of 'one or more significant snow events' forecast

Weather experts are warning of the possibility of 'one or more significant snow events' later this month.

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Chief Superintendent Graham McLaughlin.

Senior Derbyshire police officer is suspended

Mystery surrounds why one of Derbyshire's most senior police officers has been suspended.
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PICTURES & VIDEO: Meet Private Derby XXXII, the Mercian Regiment's new mascot

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire have presented the Mercian Regiment with its new mascot at Chatsworth.

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Well done to all those who took part in this great event! Pictures by Eric Gregory.

PICTURES: 'Kim Jong-un' and many others take part in Matlock raft race

Hardy fundraisers braved the cold waters of the River Derwent as they took part in the 56th Matlock raft race on Boxing Day.

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Snow has already fallen in parts of Derbyshire.

17-hour snow alert for Derbyshire

Weather experts are warning of rain and snow in Derbyshire.
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Don't speed anywhere.

Speeding crackdown on 22 Derbyshire roads

Mobile speed cameras are operating on the following Derbyshire roads until Friday, January 5.
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Pair treated for smoke inhalation in Alfreton

Burnt food resulted in two people being treated for smoke inhalation in Alfreton.
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Don't speed anywhere.

Speeding crackdown on 24 Derbyshire roads

Mobile speed cameras are operating on the following Derbyshire roads until Wednesday, December 20.

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Derbyshire fire service plea to car owners

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a plea to car owners to consider how they park.

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Man injured after crash on Derbyshire road

Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped in a car after a crash during the early hours of this morning.

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LIVE UPDATES: Snow falls in Derbyshire

This is a developing story.
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Facebook has pitched Messenger Kids as a way for children to communicate with family andfriends - but their parents will have control over who they speak to.

Facebook trials new messaging app for under-13s

Facebook is trialling a new messaging app for kids.

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The 30 most misused phrases - including 'to be pacific'

'To be pacific, 'an escape goat' and 'damp squid' are the most misused phrases or sayings, according to research.

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Is this the region's most Christmassy house?

Is this the region's most festive house?

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Police helicopter response times in Derbyshire among worst in UK

Questions have been raised after a watchdog highlighted concerns over the speed of response by police helicopters.

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