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EXCLUSIVE: Derbyshire County Council plans hundreds of job cuts over next year

Derbyshire County Council plans to make up to 260 job cuts over the next year, the Derbyshire Times has learned.
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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.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

All Derbyshire County Council services to be reviewed

Every Derbyshire County Council service is to be reviewed, it has been announced.
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The late Marc Maltby.

Government aims to 'transform' jail after deaths of Derbyshire inmates

The Government has published an action plan which promises to 'transform' Nottingham prison.
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Colin Hampton of the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres hopes the service will return to Heanor in future.

Heanor welfare advice centre shuts after county council funding cut

A welfare support charity has suspended activities in the Heanor area following a £92,000 funding cut from Derbyshire County Council.

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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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Derbyshire Tory councillor claims Labour 'failing to tackle anti-Semitism' - sparking anger

A Derbyshire Conservative councillor faced a barrage of criticism after he accused Labour of 'failing to deal with anti-Semitism'.
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Tory and Labour politicians clash over plans to shut Derbyshire centres

A top Labour councillor has accused the Tory leader of Derbyshire County Council (DCC) of distributing 'fake news like Donald Trump'.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

How Derbyshire County Council plans to save £12million in 2018-19

Yesterday, cabinet members at Conservative-led Derbyshire County Council have approved £12.3million cuts to services during 2018-19. Here we take a look at what are likely to be the most controversial savings...
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UKIP deputy leader resigns over leadership controversy

UKIP’s deputy leader has resigned in protest over Henry Bolton’s refusal to step down as head of the party.

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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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