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Riddings medical student fundraising for water charity mountain trek

A medical student from Riddings is gearing up to climb Africa’s highest mountain for a charity bringing clean water to rural areas of Kenya.

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Futures Housing Group money advice team has helped one customer from Amber Valley secure benefits worth �11,057 to help reduce her crippling debts

Housing association money advisors ease Amber Valley carer’s debt fear

A housing association advice service has helped an Amber Valley care secure benefits worth £11,057 a year and a route out of crippling debt.

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Munir Hassan Mohammed, from Derby, was found guilty of preparing for a terrorist attack at the Old Bailey on Monday, January 8

Derby man and partner found guilty of preparing for terrorist attack

A man from Derby has been found guilty of preparing for a devastating terrorist attack – potentially involving chemical weapons and explosives.

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Lurcher Master Arrow is recovering from treatment by Vets Now in Alfreton after eating a bag of sultanas which made him seriously ill.

Alfreton vets save dog’s life after toxic sultanas damage kidneys

A dog is recovering from life-saving treatment at a vets’ practice in Alfreton after eating a bag of sultanas which left him with kidney failure.

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Students from Ripley Academy with representatives from the Derventio Housing Trust.

Ripley Academy students learn about homelessness in Christmas exchange

Students at a Ripley school had an eye-opening exchange before Christmas after giving gifts for residents of a Derbyshire housing organisation.

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David Sanderson, Christmas pudding Chef at Matthew Walker in Heanor, which produces seasonal puddings for major retailers including M&S

Heanor food firm serves up two new Christmas pudding creations for M&S

The countdown to Christmas has been underway for some time at one Amber Valley company whose products will take a central place on millions of dining tables come December 25.

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The owners of the Amber Valley Wines vineyard are celebrating success in the International Wine Challenge.

Amber Valley vineyard tastes success in International Wine Challenge

The owners of an Amber Valley vineyard are celebrating after their 2016 vintage was commended by the judges of the International Wine Challenge.

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Aldercar High School has joined the Artsmark Award scheme, run by Arts Council England to champion arts and culture in the classroom.

Langley Mill school celebrates new status as arts and culture champion

Staff and students at a Langley Mill school have welcomed the news that they are to join a scheme championing arts and culture classrooms.

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David Walsh, centre, collects his award for Childrens Coach of the Year for his work in Derbyshire communities.

Community sports coach from Heanor wins national award for youth work

A sports coach from Heanor has been honoured with a national award for his work with children and young people across Derbyshire.

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Record crowds packed out Market Place to be part of the event.

Ripley Christmas lights switch-on a festive night of family traditions

The joys of Christmas returned to Ripley in traditional style at the weekend.

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Citizens Advice says that people receiving welfare benefits can expect Universal Credit to arrive in June 2018.

Government to delay Universal Credit roll out to Amber Valley

A financial advice charity has welcomed the Government’s decision to delay the roll out of the troubled Universal Credit system to Amber Valley.

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One of Tony Fisher's shots in the Brussels 'Home' exhibition features a rose a rose he found on the beach by an abandoned pier in Weston Super Mare.

Amber Valley photographer represents UK at European mental health show

A photographer from Riddings will be the focus of continental attention this week, after being selected to represent Britain in a special exhibition.

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Prem Singh, chairman of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, and estates staff accept the keys to the new Heanor Memorial Health Centre from site manager Piers Austin of A & S Enterprises Limited.

New Heanor Memorial Health Centre close to opening after keys handover

The keys to a long-awaited new health centre in Heanor has been handed over by builders, ready for the first patients to arrive next week.

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VIDEO: Alfreton Christmas lights switch-on brings festive buzz to town

Alfreton saw a dazzling display of festive spirit last weekend, as crowds packed the town centre to see the Christmas lights switched on.

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Derbyshire Save Our NHS are seeking to defend hospital services at Newholme, Bolsover, Babington, Wards at Chesterfield and Royal Derby, as well as challenging other planned changes for healthcare delivery.

NHS campaigners stage Matlock protest against cuts and service changes

Campaigners took to the roads of Derbyshire last weekend to highlight NHS changes which they say threaten vital services.

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Rise and fall of world famous Ripley firm retold in new film

Rise and fall of world famous Ripley firm retold in new film

The Ripley and District Heritage Trust has released a new documentary film on the rise and fall of the world famous Butterley company and its role in engineering the last 200 years of the town’s history.

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Scouts Katie Watts, Liam Pickering and Oliver Blagg were selling toffee apples to raise funds for their trip to the World Jamboree in 2019

Codnor Bonfire Night celebrations draw crowd of thousands

Codnor’s annual Bonfire Night celebrations were a crackling success enjoyed by thousands of residents.

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Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

An Amber Valley couple whose son was stillborn are putting their best foot forward to fundraise for a charity supporting families like theirs.

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Construction begins on Ripley hospital blood test extension

Construction begins on Ripley hospital blood test extension

Construction work is under way on a £215,000 extension to Ripley Community Hospital which will improve patient facilities for blood testing.

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Builders finish care home job

Builders finish care home job

An Alfreton construction firm has completed work on a multi-million pound care home in Staffordshire, purpose built for residents with dementia.

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