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All district and boroughs in Derbyshire are to get a community testing centre to help reduce the number of coronavirus cases in the county. Derbyshire County Council will open new centres in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire this week, and High Peak next week. Centres for Derbyshire Dales and Erewash are planned to open by […]

Work to improve the stairs and ramp at the Spa Lane end of the Hollis Lane subway in Chesterfield is due to start on Tuesday 9 February. The subway enables pedestrians to walk under the A61 to get from Spa Lane to Dixons Road/ Hollis Lane in the town, but the stairs and ramp at the […]

Residents of Derbyshire County Council care homes are among the first people to receive the much-awaited vaccine against Covid-19. A 99-year-old covid survivor is among the residents to be given the jab through the NHS vaccination programme which is being rolled out across the country. It’s great news for the elderly people in the county […]

Police in Derbyshire are warning of a fake NHS text message has recently been circulating, informing people that they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. The scam message reads “we have identified that your are eligible to apply for your vaccine” and then prompts you to click on a link for further information or […]

The first of two food voucher runs have been completed by Derbyshire County Council after receiving almost £2.2m from the Government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme to support vulnerable families over the winter months. The second set of vouchers will be sent in February 2021 to cover the half term period. Approximately £1.66m of the £2.2m […]

Matt Hancock MP, Health Secretary, has announced in the House of Commons in the past few minutes that the whole of Derbyshire, along with many other English regions will be plunged into the highest level of restrictions from tomorrow. More follows…

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 […]


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