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People from across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire will be joining a demonstration in Chesterfield on Saturday 6th November as part of the global day of action around the COP26 UN global climate summit. Across the UK, up to 500,000 people from all walks of life are expected to join demonstrations demanding global climate justice. The […]

Thousands of Derbyshire residents will go to the polls this Thursday to cast their votes in the county council elections. Derbyshire County Council elections are held every four years and on 6 May covid-secure polling stations across the county will open their doors from 7am to 10pm. A total of 254 candidates are standing across […]

New research shows that over 1,466 jobs could be created in Chesterfield across green infrastructure and care work in the next two years/ten years. The data, compiled by Green New Deal UK, shows that Chesterfield is likely to suffer over 1,148 permanent job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, losses which could be replaced entirely […]

Matt Hancock MP, the secretary fo state for Health, announced no changes to the tiering system for Derbyshire in the House of Commons just now. This comes after cases dipped at the start of December with recent increases in case numbers across the county. Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire, posted on Facebook this […]

Derbyshire will become one of the first new areas in the country to roll out community testing – previously referred to as ‘mass testing’ – before Christmas. Plans have already been drawn up and military support is in place to enable community testing to start in Derbyshire from the 21st December. The testing will be for […]

Spire Radio listener, Becky Louise Parkin contacted us this week to highlight an inequality in the law over the rights of same sex couples to have both of their names on their children’s birth certificates. Currently, UK law only allows same sex couples to have both of their names on the birth certificates of their […]

With many Christmas Carol Concerts cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Middlecroft Community Group have teamed up with Spire Radio to hold a one-off special on Spire Radio on Friday 18th December from 6pm. This new show, hosted by Jordan Hartshorne and the leaders of the group, will bring together our communities […]

Chesterfield single-use plastic campaign group, Plastic Free Chesterfield, is to host an online end-of-year event on Wednesday 16th December to celebrate the group’s achievements and efforts this year.  Despite being in a pandemic, Plastic Free Chesterfield have held twelve events this year, with only two being in-person. On top of this, the group are also […]

Chesterfield FC has announced the signing of Joel Taylor from Chester for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old arrived at Chester ahead of the 2019/20 campaign from Kidderminster Harriers. He went on to impress during his first season at the Deva, making 38 appearances and earning himself a place in the National League North team of […]

Chesterfield FC has made their fourth new signing under James Rowe as George Carline joins the club. The 27-year-old was a free agent after he left James Rowe’s former club Gloucester City Commenting on his latest addition on the club website, manager James Rowe said: “Once George became a free agent, we moved quickly to […]


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