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Environment

Have your say on controversial plans to expand Derbyshire quarrying

Council chiefs have unveiled controversial plans for expanding quarrying in Derbyshire.

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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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Environment Agency officers have been closely monitoring the impact of a cyanide spill in Shipley Country Park.

Heanor chemical spill: early toxicology results show low risk to birds

Environment Agency officers have been working at Adam’s Pond in Heanor all weekend following an accidental chemical spill.

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The Friends of Belper Parks group have purchased an area of land in Ironville known as the Forge, intending to establish a designated nature reserve to protect rare bird and butterfly species.

Belper Parks group secure £121,000 deal for new Codnor nature reserve

A group of amateur nature conservationists from Belper is branching out to Ironville after purchasing 71 acres of land for £121,000.

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RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project

The RSPB has ceased its involvement in the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative after the charity claims the multi-partnership project continually failed to improve the fortunes of raptors in the Dark Peak.

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Layla and Alfie Rowbotham were praised by Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell after going litter picking in their local woodlands

Blue Peter Star praises Riddings children after woodland litter pick

A young brother and sister from Riddings have been hailed as heroes by a Blue Peter presenter after staging a woodland litter pick.

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Today has been dubbed Fly Tipping Friday

Fly tipping Friday - mountains of rubbish set to be dumped today

Today is Fly Tipping Friday - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for the illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

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How can you recycle your Christmas waste?

How to recycle your Christmas waste

So that's it, the Christmas and new year celebrations are over and it's back to normal.

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Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers appear to have ignored warnings not to dump festive waste at closed centre

Fly-tippers have been reported to have been illegally dumping festive waste by bins at a locked recycling centre.

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MP Pauline Latham at WWF's Westminster event A River Runs Through It.

MP backs wildlife charity campaign on river health

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has added her support to a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) campaign to improve the health of rivers in England and Wales.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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A scene from Mat's Derbyshire Dales video.

VIDEO: Derbyshire Dales captured in stunning ‘4k’ detail

The Derbyshire Dales is a truly stunning place.

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Amber Valley council crush Daily Mail bin snooping story

Amber Valley council crush Daily Mail bin snooping story

Amber Valley Borough Council has sought to set the record straight after a national newspaper accused them of ‘snooping’ in residents’ bins.

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Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

A fly-tipper has been handed a bill for more than £1,500 after he was caught on camera dumping a substantial amount of waste in Ilkeston.

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The Waterswallows Waste and Recycling Site

Derbyshire tip charges removed by new Conservative leadership

Charges for residents taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres have been removed.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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Councillor Chris Short with garden waste collection driver Jo-Anne Edwards

11,000 pay up for council garden waste service

Amber Valley Borough Council say that the response to the new charging scheme for garden waste collections is proving to be positive.

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Haytop Country Park.

Caravan owners given eight days to leave site

Caravan owners at a holiday park in Whatstandwell have been given just eight days to leave by its new owners.

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Crich campaigner Patrick Cooke is concerned about housing development near former tips

Nuclear waste fears at new housing site

A new housing development near a nuclear waste dump in Derbyshire ‘could put lives at risk’.

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Building waste.

Council to charge for disposal of building and demolition waste at recycling centres

Charges for people taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres will start soon.

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