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Thousands apply for Canine Cottages critic job as deadline approaches

A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received over 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a ‘canine critic’, and plenty more are expected before tomorrow’s deadline.

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Thunder and lightning is expected in the yellow area.

Met Office issues thunderstorm alert and warns of possible flooding

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms affecting north-west Derbyshire throughout Saturday evening, with scattered rainfall expected across the rest of the East Midlands.

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These men have been jailed running an international drug-smuggling network after Greater Manchester Police seized �66million of heroin and cocaine in 2017.

East Midlands men jailed after £66m drugs bust breaks European network

Four East Midlands men have been jailed following the highest value drug seizure ever made by Greater Manchester Police (GMP). 

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Ripley youngster Lois Smith is auctioning off her handmade rocking horse to raise funds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

Ripley girl selling precious toy to raise funds for air ambulance

A Ripley youngster has launched an online auction for one of her most precious toys to raise money for a life-saving Derbyshire service.

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Management consultant Helen Jackson is giving evidence to the government planning inquiry into the possible development on land at Bullsmoor.

Protect Belper group ready for Bullsmoor planning inquiry showdown

As the government planning inquiry into a controversial Belper development enters its second week at Ripley Town Hall, a group of determined campaigners know it will be their last stand in a battle which has taken years of their lives.

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The White Hart at Bargate has been named Amber Valley CAMRA pub of the year for 2018. Landlords Sean Brentnall, left, and Rebecca Shirley, front right, received the award from CAMRA chairman Chris Rogers. Also pictured are pub staff Tom Stevenson, June Farnsworth, Ann Watkins, Hollie McConnell, Leanne Stevens, Tina Govan and Kayleigh Barker.

White Hart at Bargate retains Amber Valley CAMRA pub of the year title

The couple who run a Belper pub have made it a double after discerning real ale drinkers named their establishment as the area’s best for the second year in a row.

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Tony Trowsdale, front, and staff at the family-run Just Jigsaws factory on the Meadow Lane Industrial Estate in Alfreton.

Alfreton firm Just Jigsaws mark anniversary as UK’s last manufacturer

The UK’s only commercial handmade wooden jigsaw manufacturer is celebrating 45 years in business in 2018, and the family who run its Alfreton workshop hope the pieces will fall into place for 45 more.

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Lacemaker Louise West, who lives in Heanor, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy a high-tech laser cutter so she can sell her patterns around the world to promote the heritage craft.

Heanor lacemaker crowdfunding for laser cutter to take designs global

A pioneering lacemaker from Heanor has launched an online crowdfunding campaign to buy a laser cutter to help her keep the heritage craft alive.

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Severn Trent has marked the completion of a multi-million pound project to expand Ambergate reservoir by inviting representatives from Defra, NMC Nomenca and the local community liaison group at Ambergate to see the site.

Severn Trent complete £40m Ambergate reservoir expansion project

Severn Trent has completed a multi-million pound project to expand Ambergate reservoir, which provides fresh water to homes across the region.

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Tickets on sale for Paddington 2 steam train Tornado’s Butterley visit

Tickets on sale for Paddington 2 steam train Tornado’s Butterley visit

Tickets are now on sale for the chance to ride behind the 21st Century steam train featured in the film Paddington 2 when it visits Butterley next month.

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An architect's vision of how Heanor Park Care Home will look once work is completed at the Ilkeston Road site.

Care company begins work on new £7m Heanor care home and training base

Work on a new multi-million pound care home in Heanor has officially begun after more than six years of planning and preparation.

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A car crashed into the front of Heanor Antiques Centre on Saturday night, just over a year after it was destroyed in a similar incident.

Heanor Antiques Centre shopfront smashed again in hit-and-run accident

The shopfront of a Heanor antiques store has been ruined in a hit and run car accident, just months after completing repairs from a similar crash.

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A memorial to Charles Edwin Stone, a First World War soldier awarded the Victoria Cross, will be unveiled in Belper on March 21,2018.

Amber Valley to honour Victoria Cross hero with centenary celebrations

Amber Valley will pause to remember the life of one of its bravest sons next week, as a new memorial is unveiled in honour of a First World War hero.

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Hansons Auctioneers valuer Jim Spencer poses with the cigar butt smoked by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill’s cigar butt up for sale at Derbyshire auctioneers

A cigar butt once smoked by Winston Churchill is to be sold at auction by the Belper man whose father received it as a treasured gift.

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Amber Valley Borough Council has collected more litter than ever before on its annual clean-up of verges along the A38.

Amber Valley council’s £30,000 A38 clean-up exposes growth in litter

Staff carrying Amber Valley Borough Council’s annual spring clean of verges along the A38 are on track for their biggest ever haul of litter.

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IN PICTURES: Mother’s Day gallery of your magical maternity memories

We asked mums all over Derbyshire to share their first memories of motherhood, and lots of you sent in photos.

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Police alert for fan trouble at Nottingham Forest v Derby County clash

Police alert for fan trouble at Nottingham Forest v Derby County clash

Police from both sides of the county border will be keeping a close eye on fans around this afternoon’s football match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at the City Ground.

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Share your first photo memories as a mum as we celebrate Mother’s Day

Share your first photo memories as a mum as we celebrate Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and families up and down the country will be making plans to spoil the special women in their lives.

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Tim Bennett's Ill Gotten Gains shows the infamous Shelby brothers of Peaky Blinders on an imagined visit to Ilkeston.

Peaky Blinders visit Ilkeston in artist’s paintings for new theme bar

A new bar opened in Ilkeston this week which is inspired by the smash hit BBC drama Peaky Blinders, and for one local artist it has meant a trip down memory lane.

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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service leaders Terry McDermott and Judi Beresford, with Dying to Work patron Jacci Woodcock, Rob Johnston of the TUC and Fire Brigades Union secretary Chris Tapp.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue back Dying to Work employment rights campaign

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has become the latest employer to sign a charter pledging to help employees who become terminally ill at work.

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