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Peak District Mountain Rescue Team's Record Year
A TEAM of volunteers that carries out rescues in the Peak District has had its busiest ever year with 50 call-outs. Derby Mountain Rescue Team’s 50th rescue, helping an injured teenager at...
Peak District Tunnel Idea “Should be looked at”
A proposal to build a tunnel through the Peak District, linking Sheffield and Manchester, should be looked at according to the area's MP. South Yorkshire MP Angela Smith said Barnsley businessman...
A Wealth of Talent at Wirksworth Festival
The whole of Wirksworth became a stage last weekend for the launch of its annual arts festival. Doors to secret hideaways in the historic towns higgledy piggley roads were flung open as part of...
Project to Safeguard Derbyshire’s Trees
A new Derbyshire Wildlife Trust project is helping to safeguard the future of veteran trees in the Peak District and Derbyshire. The three-year Value in Trees Project has received £109,500...
New Cycle Path to be Created
A new cycle path costing £125,000 will be created alongside the A61 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The 370m (1,213 ft) path is being installed near the Whittington Moor roundabout as part of...
Peak District School Helps Spread the Fairtrade Message
CAMPAIGNERS have enlisted the help of the High Peak’s younger residents to spread the Fairtrade message. Pupils at primary and secondary schools were invited to submit their design for a...
Look out for Glow Worms in the Peak District
Wildlife spotters are being asked to head out and search for glow worms living in the area, as part of a survey. Ecologists and rangers working with the Peak District National Park are trying to...
Envirotrek UK begins in the Peak District
Hybrid footwear specialist KEEN is bringing its successful Respect the Mountains Envirotrek series to the UK with the inaugural British event taking place at Bamford in the Peak District on 5...
Well Dressings Returns to Tissington
A SPRING tradition is returning to a picturesque Peak village. Six wells will be adorned with hand–crafted displays as part of this year’s Tissington Well-Dressings, which takes place...
Fire Risk Alert for Peak District
A lack of rain could lead to fires in the Peak District with "horrific results" for wildlife, it is feared. The Peak District National Park Authority said conditions in recent weeks had...
Stoney Middleton Redevelopment Tourism Plan Approved
Plans for a £3.5m redevelopment of a rural business park in Derbyshire have been approved. The existing building at Rock Mill Business Park in Stoney Middleton is to be demolished and rebuilt...
Pupils Investigate Climate Change
CHAPEL-en-le-Frith school children have been conducting climate change research on the Peak District and Pennine Moors. Pupils from Chapel High School surveyed peat in the Goyt Valley as part of a...
Grants Preserve Peak District Heritage
A series of Peak District Sustainable Development Fund grants are to be used to help commemorate various aspects of the heritage and history of the national park. The largest of the six grants -...
Royal Praise for the Peak District
ONE of Derbyshire’s greatest assets, the Peak District, was given the Royal seal of approval with a visit from Prince Charles, who called it ‘a magical part of the world’. The...
£18,000 Boost for Trespass Archive
HAYFIELD’S recently established Kinder Visitor Centre Group (KVCG) has been awarded a grant of £18,000 by the Peak District National Park’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). ...
Electricity Goes Underground
ELECTRICITY poles have been felled in the Tunstead area of the Peak District National Park, as part of a £90,000 investment to move electricity cables underground and improve views from the...
Alliance turns Hayfield green
A unique partnership between Hayfield Primary School and Sustainable Hayfield is starting to reap rewards. The school is now inviting parents – and Hayfield villagers - to see what it’s...
Up to 25 New Jobs Planned
THE latest phase of a £30.5 million retirement village is well underway, and there are hopes that up to 25 new jobs will be eventually created. Work on the main building of the St...
Youngsters can turn lives around
THOUSANDS of young people across Derbyshire could benefit from a unique project designed to turn their lives around. In the first partnership of its kind in the country, Derbyshire County Council...
Derby City Council submits £20m velodrome plans
Plans have been submitted for a new £20m sports and concert venue close to Derby city centre. The arena, which will feature a velodrome, sports courts and a 5,000-capacity concert space, is...