Derbyshire schools asked to pay for lollipop patrols

Schools in Derbyshire are being asked to pay £4,000 a year to provide lollipop patrols.


In pictures: Heanor wrestling show bags £900 for anti-bullying charity

Heanor’s William Gregg leisure centre hosted a high-octane wrestling show on Sunday, raising nearly £900 for an anti-bullying charity.

Andrew Crosby, who works at Swanwick Hall School, will run the London Marathon on April 22 as part of a 175-mile fundraising challenge for Cambodian children's charity Golden Futures.

Swanwick school worker to run marathon for Cambodia children’s charity

A Swanwick education worker has set out to raise funds for children in Cambodia over a series of endurance tests including the London Marathon.

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.

County Councillor Anne Western at an anti-fracking demonstration

DERBYSHIRE: County council urged to object to Government fracking plans

A move from Government to force councils to pave the way for fracking has been criticised by Derbyshire’s Labour group leader.

These are the 10 degrees that offer graduates the highest paid jobs

10 degrees that could bag you the highest paid jobs

A student is suing her university, claiming that her 'Mickey Mouse' degree has not helped her get a job.

Students using sign language.

Derbyshire charity chief calls for British Sign Language to be part of national curriculum

A Derbyshire charity chief has called for British Sign Language (BSL) to be part of the national curriculum.
What can you do if you haven't got a place at the school of your choice?

What can you do if your child hasn’t got the school place you wanted? Here’s some expert advice

If you are the parent of a year 6 child, you will no doubt have more than just the snow on your mind this week!

Schools closed because of snow can be a headache for parents.

Snow days: How DO schools decide when to close for snow - and what are working parents’ rights if they do?

Kids will be keeping fingers crossed for the news that wintry weather has closed their school - but for parents suddenly stuck with a child-care problem, ‘snow days’ can be a nightmare.

A row has broken out over an outdoor shelter at Crich Pre-school built by Prince's Trust volunteers, which the property's management committee claim is in violation of their lease.

Crich Pre-school parents’ playground spat over ‘unauthorised’ shelter

A row has broken out over an outdoor shelter at a Crich nursery, with the property’s managers demanding it be dismantled and parents campaigning to keep it.

Amber Valley Borough Council's planning board will meet in Ripley tonight to decide on the first detailed plans for Lily Street Farm in Swanwick.

Swanwick housing development: concerns over relocation of new school

Amber Valley Borough Council is set to decide the fate of a major new housing development in Swanwick which continues to cause controversy.

Medical student Sophie Taylor, from Riddings, is to climb Kilimanjaro this summer for the overseas aid charity Dig Deep

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.


VIDEO: 15-year-old boy lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools

A 15-year-old boy is lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools around the country.

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.

The deadline for applications is January 15.

Deadline approaching for Derbyshire parents to apply for primary school places

The deadline for Derbyshire parents to apply for their child's primary school place is fast approaching.


WATCH: Children perform special song about Derbyshire

Over 1,700 Derbyshire children have taken part in a project to create a song and video about the county.

Is your child's school on this list?

REVEALED: The Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet government standards

These are the Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet national targets for pupil progress.

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.

David Walsh, centre, collects his award for Children's 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.

Sixteen Derbyshire schools are on the list

REVEALED: The best schools in Derbyshire according to The Times

The best performing schools in Derbyshire, according to the Sunday Times, have been revealed.

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