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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 farthest point from the sea in Great Britain.

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Young mum gives strangers the chance to win a £125,000 house for just £3 in a raffle [Video]

Young mum gives strangers the chance to win a £125,000 house for just £3 in a raffle

A female entrepreneur is offering a two bedroom home worth £125,000 as araffle prize, with tickets priced at £3 each – the cost of a supermarket lunchdeal – after failing to sell the property..

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Victoria Derbyshire opens up about living with a violent father [Video]

Victoria Derbyshire opens up about living with a violent father

Victoria Derbyshire has said she faced some “really difficult times” duringchildhood while living with her violent father. The presenter said she oncehad to contact the police over one of his..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published

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Their constituencies are in a county where badgers are to be killed in a bid to tackle TB in cattle.
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The damaged dam spillway, which led to the evacuation of the Derbyshire town, will be replaced.
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Hardwick Hall gardeners use rakes, brooms or sticks to gather the rare fruit from trees.
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Whaley Bridge dam commander becomes Derbyshire chief constable

Rachel Swann becomes Derbyshire police's first female chief constable.
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Records broken as Kent, Lancs & Derbys win - Bob Willis Trophy round up

Derbyshire win for the second time in the Bob Willis Trophy after Lancashire and record-breaking Kent complete first victories.
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TikTok swing challenge: Seven teens trapped in Derbyshire

Teenagers filming themselves in baby and toddler swings are warned not to waste fire crews' time.
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Round-up: Bob Willis Trophy provides late drama

Leicestershire smash 150 off 15.4 overs to win with eight balls to spare, while Derbyshire also start with a dramatic late Bob Willis Trophy win.
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Florence Nightingale letters found in desk in Derbyshire

Nightingale wrote the letters to the carer of a woman living near her former family home in Derbyshire.
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Four cats die in suspected Derbyshire poisonings

The RSPCA believes someone may be deliberately trying to poison pets in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
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Bearded vulture spotted in the Peak District

The bird, more used to the Alps, has ended up on the Derbyshire and Yorkshire border.
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Long Eaton 115ft mill chimney demolished

The tower in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, has gone to make way for a housing development.
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Derbyshire villagers fly rainbow flags to defy parish council

The council was branded "out of touch" for voting against putting up the flags during Pride month.
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Quad bike and hammer thrown from van at police car in Derbyshire

Police say the lump hammer hit the windscreen and an officer was injured.
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Derbyshire brothers make cushions for 'tired' key workers

Ronnie, 10, and seven-year-old Reggie Cockroft want to help NHS and supermarket workers.
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Derbyshire woman receives nearly 200 cards for 105th birthday

Care home staff had appealed on social media for people to send cards to Ada Daniel.
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Mark McVey: Two bailed over suspected Derbyshire van thief's death

Mark McVey was held in connection with the van theft but died in hospital on Sunday.
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Man dies after assault over alleged Derbyshire van theft

Mark McVey was followed by the owners of a van who accused him of taking the vehicle, police say.
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Coronavirus: Up to 950 JCB jobs at risk as 'demand halves'

The staff roles are under threat at the firm's 10 plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham.
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Coronavirus: New measures 'a threat' to Peak District

Derbyshire's police commissioner says people could flock to the area once restrictions are relaxed.
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Harry Potter first editions found in skip go up for auction

Derbyshire auctioneer Hansons say hardback first editions are "as rare as hens' teeth".
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Coronavirus: Derbyshire transplant cyclist on life in lockdown

Diana Higman is spending three months in isolation because of her suppressed immune system
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Coronavirus: Village celebrates RAF veteran's 100th birthday

Residents of Yeaveley in Derbyshire cheered as Douglas Wall passed their homes in his mobility scooter.
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Actress Lauren Socha says praise for care home work is bizarre

Bafta-winning actress Lauren Socha is working as a care assistant in Derbyshire.
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Coronavirus: Belper's nightly lockdown moo goes global

What started as a zany morale-booster in a Derbyshire town has spread to other countries.
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Derbyshire moorland fire burns for second day

Fire crews return to tackle the flames between Crowden and Glossop in Derbyshire.
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Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to about the reported assault.
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Coronavirus: Four due in court over Derbyshire moors barbecue

The four are due in court over the gathering - which left four hectares of moorland ablaze.
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Coronavirus: Locals in 'crazy' Derbyshire town moo like cows to relieve lockdown misery

Residents use range of home-made contraptions to amplify nightly chorus of cries
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Coronavirus: Belper moo relieves lockdown misery

Residents in Belper, Derbyshire, bellow every evening from their doorsteps and windows.
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Coronavirus: Derby police officers raps safety message

Derbyshire Constabulary has been criticised recently for using drones to help enforce the lockdown.
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Derbyshire homes without water after pipe bursts

Severn Trent Water says it cannot say when residents in Derbyshire will see water supplies restored.
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Coronavirus: 'Isolation fatigue' could see lockdown ignored if extended beyond Easter, police warn

'People's frustration at not being able to do what they want to will grow,' says Derbyshire police and crime commissioner
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Coronavirus: Sports Direct urged to send workers home

Sports Direct workers complain of unsafe working conditions at the firm's Derbyshire warehouse.
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Police in Lancashire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire say pubs are breaching the order to shut.
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'Spectacular' Peak District waterfall 'flows backwards'

Strong winds at Kinder Downfall, in Derbyshire, caused the 98ft (30m) waterfall to blow backwards into the air.
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Doorbell camera captures meteor exploding above sky in Derbyshire

'I was expecting it to be a fox or hedgehog like usual'
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Pringles lorry fire closes M1 slip road in Derbyshire

The HGV driver was unhurt and managed to escape the blaze near junction 25.
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Duffield murder: Man arrested after two bodies found in house on New Year's Day

A double murder investigation has been launched after two people were found dead at a house in Derbyshire, police have said.
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SpaceX satellites spotted over Derbyshire

Some residents wondered whether the line of fast-moving satellites were in fact UFOs.
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Police hunting for serial flasher who attacked woman walking dog

At least five similar attacks have been reported in a month in Ashbourne, Derbyshire
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Christmas tree bought in 1937 sells for £150 in Derbyshire

The tree, from a Woolworths in Dundee, was the centre of one family's celebrations for 58 years.
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