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.
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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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