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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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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

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

Next Thursday, councillors at Conservative-led Derbyshire County Council are expected to approve £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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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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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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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 County Council needs to save 85million by 2022.

Derbyshire County Council 'needs to cut extra £5m after Tory spending'

Derbyshire County Council must cut an extra £5million because of Tory spending over the last three months, it has been claimed.
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Ryan Smith with his electric taxi

Derbyshire to the rescue after electric taxi sparks engine row

Bright sparks in Bolsover have stepped in to help when a neighbouring council said no to an electric taxi - because it doesn’t have a traditional engine.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Ian Stephenson.

Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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Change is on the agenda at County Hall in a management restructure.

Opposition criticise council move to axe chief executive

Derbyshire County Council is to scrap the role of chief executive in a management shake-up which has been criticised by the Labour group.

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Eric Chapman, former mayor and councillor for Langley Mill, pictured in his year of office with wife Connie.

Amber Valley mourns former mayor who rose from the mines

Amber Valley civic leaders and residents have been paying tributes to a former mayor of the borough following his death.

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