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All but one of Derbyshire County Council’s libraries will be open and operating their normal opening hours by the end of the month. A total of 44 of the county’s 45 libraries will be open and welcoming customers to browse the shelves and choose books by 28 September. Only Wingerworth Library will remain closed for the time […]

Derbyshire County Council is highlighting a raft of new support services aiming to help reduce the number of suicides in Derbyshire. The support ranges from online suicide prevention training to the launch of a new emotional health website and coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day which is on Thursday 10 September. The theme for 2020 is […]

Chesterfield Museum will be hosting a virtual Local History Day on Saturday 12 September. The Chesterfield Local History Day is an annual event that normally takes place at Chesterfield Museum with a variety of local and family history societies hosting stands where you can find out more about the societies and hints and tips to help […]

A report outlining a £35m investment programme to make Elvaston Castle Country Park a sustainable visitor attraction with more visitors and increased income is set to be considered by Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet next week (Thursday 10 September). The report outlines how the Masterplan, which was developed in partnership with the Elvaston Castle and Gardens […]

Have your say on the future of Staveley through an online consultation; your views will contribute to the development of a new vision for Staveley that will be used to support the Staveley Town Deal.  The Staveley Town Deal is aiming to secure up to £25m of funding to help build a stronger economy for […]

Residents can now book on to more free online and remote learning adult education taster courses. Taster courses include: Languages Yoga Floristry Creative writing skills Plus more. Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People Councillor Alex Dale said: “We had a fantastic response from residents who signed up to our online summer […]

A pop-up drive-through coronavirus testing site will be in place in Ilkeston town centre this week from Friday 14 August to Monday 17 August. It follows an appeal by Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire, for anyone who lives or socialises in Ilkeston and has coronavirus symptoms to get tested after four people who visited some […]

Over the past few months, Spire Radio have been very busy getting things ready for us to move from our old studios in West Bars House to our new, improved Derbyshire’s Heartbeat Studios in Springwell House. The additional space will allow us to fulfil even more of our desires to help the community! A full […]

Derbyshire County Council has a new Civic Chairman, Councillor Judith Twigg. Councillor Twigg accepted the honour at the county council’s AGM – which was held virtually because of the current coronavirus situation. Her chain of office was presented to her by her husband, Leonard, at their home in Bakewell, where the couple are isolating. In […]

Thousands of students across the county are preparing to receive their A-level and GCSE results. On Thursday 13 August, students who were due to sit A-levels this summer will receive a calculated grade due to the closure of schools and cancelled exams. Those who were due to sit GCSE exams will receive them a week later […]

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