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Ceremonial county in East Midlands, England

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Derbyshire: Ceremonial county in East Midlands, England
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county. The county contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester to the northwest, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the northeast, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the southeast, Staffordshire to the west and southwest and Cheshire also to the west. Kinder Scout, at 636 metres (2,087 ft), is the highest point in the county, whilst Trent Meadows, where the River Trent leaves Derbyshire, is its lowest point at 27 metres (89 ft). The River Derwent is the county's longest river at 66 miles (106 km), and runs roughly north to south through the county. In 2003 the Ordnance Survey placed Church Flatts Farm at Coton in the Elms as the furthest point from the sea in Great Britain.

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Thousands of fans rock out at Bloodstock 2019

Derbyshire's Catton Park is host to more than 100 heavy metal bands, and thousands of fans.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: More homes evacuated as storm threat looms

Another 55 homes evacuated from a Derbyshire town as workers try to shore up a damaged dam.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Derbyshire

Work continues on damaged dam as police warn residents they must evacuate [Video]Work continues on damaged dam as police warn residents they must evacuate

Emergency work to prevent a damaged dam from bursting is continuing, as residents refusing to evacuate their homes were criticised for putting lives at risk. A senior police officer warned there could..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Residents 'risking lives by refusing to leave Whaley Bridge' [Video]Residents 'risking lives by refusing to leave Whaley Bridge'

Derbyshire Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Swann warns residents to leave their homes in Whaley Bridge. Even though the Toddbrook Reservoir is at half capacity, she warns if the dam fails, lives are at..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

Whaley Bridge: Residents briefly allowed home as repairs continue [Video]Whaley Bridge: Residents briefly allowed home as repairs continue

Evacuated residents have been allowed briefly back to their homes as emergency services continue efforts to prevent a damaged dam collapsing ahead of more bad weather. Water levels at the Toddbrook..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

Reservoir dam feared to be near collapse facing ‘critical’ moment [Video]Reservoir dam feared to be near collapse facing ‘critical’ moment

A damaged reservoir dam feared to be on the verge of collapse is facing a "critical" moment as the military and emergency services work to stop it bursting. Water flowing into Toddbrook Reservoir has..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Whaley Bridge: RAF Chinook attempts to stop reservoir collapse [Video]Whaley Bridge: RAF Chinook attempts to stop reservoir collapse

A Royal Air Force Chinook has been drafted into a Derbyshire town in efforts to stop a reservoir collapsing after it was "badly" damaged during heavy rain. Hundreds of Whaley Bridge residents have..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

RAF Chinook drafted in to Whaley Bridge due to reservoir collapse fears [Video]RAF Chinook drafted in to Whaley Bridge due to reservoir collapse fears

A Royal Air Force Chinook has been drafted in to a Derbyshire town in efforts to stop a reservoir collapsing after it was "badly" damaged during heavy rain. Hundreds of Whaley Bridge residents have..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Derbyshire town evacuated as dam wall collapses [Video]Derbyshire town evacuated as dam wall collapses

Residents have been evacuated from Whaley Bridge after a nearby reservoir was battered by heavy rain. A wall around Toddbrook Reservoir has been damaged and a hole can be seen in the dam wall. Police..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:09Published

Meet the woman who can 'speak' to fairies [Video]Meet the woman who can 'speak' to fairies

A woman has opened up about how she has seen fairies and leprechauns all her life – and says their mythical magic is the secret to her age-defying looks. Whenever Flavia Peters tells people her age..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published

 

Whaley Bridge dam: How safe are Britain's dams?

Damage to a Derbyshire reservoir has promoted wider safety fears, but how concerned should we be?
BBC News - Published

British military drop ballast sacks on dam to prevent flooding of UK town

A British military helicopter dropped sacks of ballast on Friday onto the outer slope of a dam that has partially collapsed and is at risk of bursting and flooding the town of Whaley Bridge in..
Reuters - Published

Whaley Bridge dam collapse in pictures

Pictures of the dramatic dam wall collapse in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam collapse: Thousands told to evacuate homes after huge hole appears in Derbyshire reservoir wall

'The overflow this morning has undermining damage and there is a big risk of the village being flooded out,' says resident Anna Aspinall
Independent - Published

Rare butterflies thrive at Derbyshire's Hoe Grange Quarry

Wildlife experts say the Derbyshire haven is the best place in the country to see the Wall butterfly.
BBC News - Published

Kent & Derbys open with victories in T20 Blast

Kent and Derbyshire both begin their 2019 T20 Blast campaigns with victories, beating Somerset and Yorkshire.
BBC News - Published

Chesterfield murder: Police investigating death of dismembered man search pond for body parts

Detectives appeal to public for sightings of man 'acting suspiciously' while 'carrying bags' in Derbyshire town
Independent - Published

Man in court accused of deliberately driving van into people queuing for food bank

Four people injured, two seriously, after being hit by car in Derbyshire village
Independent - Published

Boy, 15, dies in Derbyshire scooter and van crash

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
BBC News - Published

Sonic boom heard across Derbyshire caused by RAF Typhoons

A sonic boom heard across Derbyshire was caused by RAF Typhoons.
BBC News - Published

Listeria outbreak: Derbyshire man named as victim

listeria outbreak: derbyshire man named as victim
Ian Hitchcock died after eating a contaminated sandwich at the Royal Hospital Derby, it is claimed.
BBC News - Published

County Championship: James Anderson takes 5-18 to help Lancashire bowl out Derbyshire

county championship: james anderson takes 5-18 to help lancashire bowl out derbyshire
England's James Anderson takes 5-18 and Graham Onions 3-19 to help Lancashire bowl out Derbyshire cheaply for 153.
BBC News - Published

'Skydancers' return to Derbyshire Peak District

'skydancers' return to derbyshire peak district
One of England's rarest and most persecuted birds have bred in the High Peak Moors in Derbyshire.
BBC News - Published

Warning as 'escaped' birds 'cause damage' in Derbyshire village

warning as 'escaped' birds 'cause damage' in derbyshire village
The animals' owner fears they may have to be re-homed after a council sends a warning letter.
BBC News - Published

Sports Direct: Shirebrook headquarters sold for £120m

sports direct: shirebrook headquarters sold for £120m
The retail group sells the freehold to its Derbyshire base to a Malaysian pension fund for £120m.
BBC News - Published

Church Gresley fire engulfs stack of pallets

church gresley fire engulfs stack of pallets
Firefighters from three counties battle the blaze in the Derbyshire village of Church Gresley.
BBC News - Published

M1 shut in Derbyshire after four-car crash near Markham Vale

m1 shut in derbyshire after four-car crash near markham vale
Four cars are involved in a "serious" crash at junction 29A of the motorway in Derbyshire.
BBC News - Published

Hidden vault and coffins found in Derbyshire churchyard

hidden vault and coffins found in derbyshire churchyard
Stonemasons uncovered nine lead coffins inside two hidden vaults outside a church in Etwall.
BBC News - Published

Dog blood bank takes to Derbyshire roads

dog blood bank takes to derbyshire roads
The donation centre, fitted into a lorry, is aiming to boost donation rates to meet rising demand.
BBC News - Published

Epileptic chihuahua stolen from lorry yard in Derbyshire

Eric's devastated owner said the dog urgently needs his medication.
BBC News - Published

Murderer absconds from Derbyshire open prison

murderer absconds from derbyshire open prison
Stephen Archer, who was convicted in 1993, is believed to have links to Nottingham and Lancashire.
BBC News - Published

Blidworth caravan blaze: Possible links to Stretton fire probed

The two attacks, a month apart in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, affected about 200 caravans.
BBC News - Published

Election candidate Neil Ploughman sorry for 'anti-Semitic' posts

election candidate neil ploughman sorry for 'anti-semitic' posts
Neil Ploughman, who is standing in local elections in Derbyshire, says he is "devastated he got it so wrong".
BBC News - Published

M1 crash: Car fleeing police crashes into fuel tanker in Derbyshire

m1 crash: car fleeing police crashes into fuel tanker in derbyshire
Three teenagers are arrested and three more are in hospital after the crash on the M1 in Derbyshire.
BBC News - Published

Fire destroys 40 caravans in Stretton, Derbyshire

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find a "significant developed" blaze.
BBC News - Published

Derbyshire M1 999 call driver 'forgot he was drunk'

derbyshire m1 999 call driver 'forgot he was drunk'
He rang police to report another driver involved in a crash was drunk, but was over the limit himself.
BBC News - Published

Walking: Britain's most popular places to start a hike revealed

walking: britain's most popular places to start a hike revealed
Data from the Ordnance Survey names Edale in Derbyshire as the favourite place to start a walk.
BBC News - Published

Derbyshire 100mph police chase driver jailed

derbyshire 100mph police chase driver jailed
The Audi driver led police on a 14-minute pursuit through residential streets.
BBC News - Published

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