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POLICE SEEK INFORMATION AFTER ARSON ATTACK IN BOLSOVER
Police in Bolsover are appealing for information about an arson attack on a garden shed in which furniture and fishing tackle was destroyed.
Just after midnight on Friday, February 28th, the occupants of a house on Nursery Drive woke up to find their shed on fire. They heard a male voice laughing and footsteps but did not see anything. The contents of the shed were destroyed and the...
SPIREITES MAKE A POINT AGAINST THE DONS. MATCH REPORT
Chesterfield picked up what could be a valuable point on the road last night - after coming back from a goal down at AFC Wimbledon to draw 1-1.
Paul Cook had asked for a response after Saturday's loss to former club Accrington Stanley and he made two changes to that side, bringing in Eoin Doyle and Jay O'Shea for Dan Gardner (who picked up an ankle injury during Saturday's match) and...
|ROYAL'S MATERNITY SERVICES PRAISED IN NATIONAL SAFETY CHECK
A national 'safety check' of maternity services at Chesterfield Royal Hospital last week (March 6th), has singled the Trust out as 'the only one in the Midlands' to achieve top marks.
Assessors from the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) looked at the general clinical care mums-to-be, new mums and their babies receive, how women with high-risk pregnancy conditions are looked after, how staff communicate with patients and how services and care are organised...
|A NEW APPROACH TO COMMUNITY PHARMACY LAUNCHES
Wednesday 12th March 2014 Led by pharmacy manager, Lesley Howard, the team at LloydsPharmacy, Chesterfield, officially opened its new concept in pharmacy on Thursday, March 6th.
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New Inspector Takes Over Policing In Chesterfield & Staveley
Tuesday 11th March 2014 A new Inspector has taken over the lead of policing in the Chesterfield and Staveley areas.
Inspector John Turner took over management of Chesterfield policing section, which covers Chesterfield Borough, on Monday, March 10th.
John joined Derbyshire Constabulary in 1987 and was first posted to Derby City Centre. He has since served throughout the county with roles in operational support, as a Police Support Unit officer and Search Adviser, on the Football Intelligence Unit and within the Armed Response Unit, working as a... READ MORE...
Principal Swaps Desks For Bombardier Apprenticeship Role
Monday 10th March 2014 The Principal of a leading apprenticeship provider swapped his office for the home of Derby based manufacturer Bombardier on Friday, as part of the organisation's National Apprenticeship Week events.
Learning Unlimited's Trevor Clay said last week he was really looking forward to taking part in the job swap, which will see him take on the role of an apprentice for the day with the train and plane manufacturer.
Principal Clay said: "National Apprenticeship Week is an important opportunity to showcase the benefits of work placed learning in equipping..." READ MORE...
'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 44
Monday 10th March 2014
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!
Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...
This Weeks Chesterfield Cinema Listings (7th - 13th March)
Monday 10th March 2014
Find all this week's Chesterfield Cineworld Cinema listings here.
Whether you fancy the latest release, or 'catching that film you really want to see on the big screen but haven't managed to get to yet', some Special and Advance Screenings, or the kids fancy a traditional 'Saturday Morning film' for just a quid (including fun and games) - you'll find it all here.
Can You help Find Oliver?
Friday 7th March 2014 We have just spoken to John Stansfield who is frantic and very, very keen to find his missing dog, Oliver and take him home.
If there is anyone who can help please contact us or John (via Facebook) as soon as possible.
It isn't the same dog as the one who is currently at the RSPCA having been run over - though they are very similar.
John has rung them and that dog is a girl! The family is distraught... READ MORE...
Over 80,000 Local Children In Poverty Kept 'Behind Cold Doors'
Friday 7th March 2014 Over 80,000 children living in the East Midlands in poverty, are missing out on crucial help that could keep them warm, shocking new analysis by The Children's Society reveals.
More than half of all children in poverty in the UK - nearly two million - are in families that are not getting the Warm Home Discount. This provides a £135 annual rebate on their fuel bills - enough to cover a typical family's energy bills for a month.
The Children's Society argues that this crucial support would help put an end to parents having to make harsh choices between giving their children... READ MORE...
Get Your Boots Out - 'Cos Woofs And Wellies Is Back!
Friday 7th March 2014 Woofs and Wellies is back for the fourth year running and Ashgate Hospice are really looking forward to welcoming back their four-legged friends (and their owners!)
Woofs and Wellies is a sponsored dog walk around the beautiful Linacre Woods, to help raise vital funds for Ashgate Hospice, supported this year by Dunston Lodge Boarding Kennels and Grooming Salon.
The 4.5 mile walk will begin at Ashgate Hospice and take you round a circular route through Linacre Woods, back to the Hospice. READ MORE...
County Council Issue Advice About Scarlet Fever For Parents
Thursday 6th March 2014 Public health officials from Derbyshire County Council are warning parents to look out for the symptoms of scarlet fever in their children.
This year there has been a higher number of reports of the illness, which most commonly occurs in children aged between two and eight.
To help prevent the spread of the disease, public health officials have published guidance about how to spot signs of infection and are advising parents to take children with suspected symptoms to their GP. READ MORE...
Great Opportunity To See Your Memories Of Saltergate In Print
Thursday 6th March 2014 We have received an email from an author who is seeking Chesterfield fans who would like to contribute to a new book - regarding leaving one football ground for a new one. If you would like to see your story in print please read on...
From C. Lloyd Thompson: "How did you feel when your team 'upped-sticks' and left your old ground? Were you upset, frustrated or annoyed at your Club relocating or was it the best thing that ever happened?
I know how strongly I felt when my team, Bolton Wanderers, left... READ MORE...
Fancy The Chance To Build Your Own Dream Burger?
Thursday 6th March 2014 Ever wanted to make your mark on the menu at your local pub? Well now's your chance.
A Chesterfield pub/restaurant is giving local foodies the opportunity to create their ultimate dream burger, which if chosen, will feature in pubs across the nation - just in time to cheer on England during the summer's World Cup football.
The Donkey Derby, on Sheffield Road, is calling for burger buffs to help create pub restaurant chain Flaming Grill's first crowd-sourced burger - chosen by guests, for guests. READ MORE...
The Search Is On To Crown Chesterfield's Carnival Queen
Wednesday 5th March 2014 Do you think you've got what it takes to be crowned Chesterfield Town's Carnival Queen, Princess or Rosebud?
Chesterfield based national charity, Kids 'n' Cancer, has launched a local campaign to crown the Chesterfield Carnival Queen (18 years +); two loyal Princesses (8-17 years) and four little Rosebuds (under 8s) to help celebrate and support the Chesterfield Marathon 2014, which is hoping to attract 3,000 runners and thousands more spectators to the town on Sunday, 14th September, 2014.
So, if you know someone who's gone that extra mile; done... READ MORE...
Up To 30 Further Jobs On The Horizon At Markham
Tuesday 4th March 2014
More jobs are on the horizon for a flagship regeneration site after work began to expand operations for a Derbyshire food company.
Holdsworth, which has been operating since 1969 and supplies caterers across the UK, set up a base on Derbyshire County Council's Markham Vale site four years ago.
Now the family run firm is expanding its operations at Markham with a new warehouse and cold store, which is eventually expected to bring up to 30 jobs. READ MORE...
'Clare's Law' Launch Takes Place
Monday 3rd March 2014
A landmark scheme which enables people to check the police record of their partners has now begun in Derbyshire.
Clare's Law was launched across the county today, Monday, March 3rd, and forms part of a national focus on domestic abuse, running from 4th - 8th March.
The scheme is named after Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton in Salford in 2009. Clare was unaware of Appleton's history of violence against women. READ MORE...
Chesterfield MP Backs Town Marathon
Friday 28th February 2014
Toby Perkins, Chesterfield MP and Shadow Business Minister, has given his support to the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon.
The Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 14th, in aid of children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer UK, along with other local charities and good causes.
Runners can take part in a full marathon, half marathon, fun run and a relay race, where four competitors take a share of the course. More than 1,000 people are expected to take part with entries now open for all events. READ MORE & VIDEO...
Budding Beauticians To Raise Funds For Ashgate Hospice
Friday 28th February 2014 A group of budding beauticians will put their expertise to good use on Monday 3rd March as they host a pamper day for local residents in a bid to raise money for Ashgate Hospice.
The Level 3 apprentices from leading provider Learning Unlimited - part of the Chesterfield College Group - are offering a range of services from waxing to massaging and pedicures to facials, as part of the fundraising initiative.
The one off event will take place at the Chesterfield College site's beauty block, with lucky ladies experiencing an unrivalled day of relaxation from 9:30am until 4pm for just £30, including a healthy lunch... READ MORE...
Parents Due To Be Notified About Secondary School Places
Friday 28th February 2014 Parents across the county will hear about their child's secondary school place on Monday 3rd March - and for the majority of families - it is good news!
The authority will make offers of places to 7,721 Derbyshire children on March 3rd and overall, 98.8% have been offered a place at one of their three preferred schools. Of those who applied by the closing date, 94.2% have been offered their first choice school.
This is the ninth year the county council has acted as a central... READ MORE...
Volunteers Needed For Exciting New Bolsover Castle Project
Wednesday 26th February 2014
English Heritage's Bolsover Castle is on the look out for local residents with a passion for history to come along to a coffee morning at the castle on Tuesday 4th March at 9.30am - and find out how they can help volunteer to tell the tale of the town's iconic landmark as part of an exciting new project.
Bolsover Castle has attracted visitors for hundreds of years, and the current work to restore, re-imagine and re-interpret the castle and garden ready for re-opening in April, will encourage more people to visit the town and surrounding... READ MORE...
8 Minutes To Get To The Scene, 12 Minutes To Save A Life!
Tuesday 25th February 2014 Following on from news of the Chesterfield Royal being featured on BBC1's 'Operation Hospital Food' this week, it's now the turn of the East Midlands Ambuilance Service (EMAS) to grab some limelight!
Nine University of Northampton Paramedic Students are followed as they embark on their first work placements with East Midlands Ambulance Service mentors.
A BBC Three award-winning production team who were behind the 'Junior Doctors:- your life in their hands' programme, have worked with The University of Northampton and EMAS to produce 'Junior Paramedics'... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Army Cadet Force Travels To Austria
Tuesday 25th February 2014
A group of 48 cadets and adult volunteers from Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) had the opportunity to travel to Austria last week, to experience an exciting adventure training programme.
The event, known as Exercise Dragon Venturer Ski Cadet 2014, is an annual winter event in which a number of young people and adult instructors carry out a range of team building activities, such as building a snow shelter and skiing in varying conditions, as well as learning more about practical snow survival and receiving an introduction to using equipment to help locate people buried under... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Featuring In Hit BBC1 Series
Monday 24th February 2014 An innovative idea - aimed at helping elderly patients going home from hospital and who live alone - is to be featured in the new series of BBC1's 'Operation Hospital Food'.
Hosted by celebrity chef James Martin, the third series of the hit TV show will focus on several projects from hospitals across the country, including the Royal, and is due to air on BBC1 at 9.15am every morning from Monday 24th to Friday 28th February.
The Royal's project involves an initiative from the retail and health side of the Trust, along with the British Red Cross - with made to order... READ MORE...
Why Is There A Gambling Culture In Professional Football?
Monday 24th February 2014 - Guest article by Ryan James.
Ahh the life of the pro footballer! Beautiful WAGs, mass acclaim from the fans, practically unlimited cash... I don’t know about you, but if I were in their boots, I'd dedicate pretty much the entirety of the summer break to living the high-life.
Of course, this is what many top footballers actually do, and it seems that many of them end up hitting the casino in the process (stories abound of a few current top level professional footballers who have allegedly blown up to £50k in one unfortunate night!) READ MORE...
DVLA Wants Swinging Success As TA12 ZAN Goes Up For Sale
Monday 24th February 2014 One lucky motorist could well be lord of the urban jungle, thanks to DVLA Personalised Registrations, who are auctioning -
"TA12 ZAN" later this week.
The registration, which clearly resembles the name of the jungle-living hero created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, is among 1,500 personalised registrations going under the auctioneers' hammer during the Agency's first live sale of 2014 which gets underway at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on Wednesday, February 26th.
While the three-day sale is festooned with fun-related registrations... READ MORE...
Ginny Davies In 'Something Fishy' At The Hollingwood Hub
Monday 24th February 2014 After her wonderful performance of 'Double Booked' last year, the Chesterfield Canal Trust is delighted to welcome Ginny Davis back to Hollingwood Hub.
Something Fishy is the latest in the Ruth Rich saga. It is a witty and entertaining show in the style of television favourites Outnumbered and My Family, describing a middle aged mum's efforts to keep everything running smoothly as chaos unfolds.
All goes to hell in a handcart when Ruth's typical teenage son, Fred, is banned from school trips so severely that he can only participate in a trip to... READ MORE...
Sixteen New Derbyshire Police Officers Are Sworn In
Friday 21st February 2014 A driving instructor, prison officer and supermarket manager are amongst sixteen new police officers are being officially sworn in at a ceremony this evening.
The recruits,who range from 22 to 47 years old, started training in October 2013 and tonight will attend the ceremony at Police Headquarters, Ripley at 6.30pm.
Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: "I am delighted that the Constabulary has recruited 16 new officers who will be based across the county. We are now bringing fresh blood into the organisation and it is tremendous that there... READ MORE...
The Air Ambulance Service Launches 'Power Hour' Appeal
Thursday 20th February 2014 The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) is launching an appeal to attract local business men and women to take part in 'Power Hour', as part of its volunteering campaign.
The Charity, which runs Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, is asking corporate supporters to donate their lunch hour(s) to support a lifesaving cause.
Power Hour is a new initiative to allow charitable corporate teams and individuals the chance to fit a significant volunteering activity into their hectic... READ MORE...
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New Trio To Join The 'Party At The Proact'
Tuesday 18th February 2014 Chesterfield Football Club has said this lunchtime that three more acts have been added to the exciting line-up for this summer's Party at the Proact.
Labrinth, Katy B and Ms Dynamite will now join Lawson and Union J at the event on Sunday, June 8th - a day after Tom Jones performs at the stadium.
Labrinth is the multi-faceted rising star of British music. He has already enjoyed considerable success with his first two singles - 'Let the Sun Shine' and 'Earthquake' - storming the top three, the latter selling over... READ MORE...
Vital Centre Expansion Brings Economic Hope To The Area
Friday 14th February 2014 There is more good news on the jobs front for the local area, after it was announced that a business centre which is playing a vital role in the drive to bring thousands of jobs to Derbyshire, is to be extended in a £975,000 scheme.
The Markham Vale Environment Centre is at the heart of Derbyshire County Council's Markham Vale regeneration site close to junction 29A of the M1.
The former coalfield site is eventually expected to employ around 5,000 people. It is already home to 28 businesses employing over 400 people. READ MORE...
Staveley's Home Match Against Barton Town Old Boys Is OFF
Saturday 15th February 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC's home fixture for this afternoon (Saturday 15th February) against Barton Town Old Boys has been postponed after inspection, due to a waterlogged pitch.
The NCEL Premier Division side now has only one more midweek slot free to play the backlog of rescheduled games until they will be playing four games every seven days.
Chairman Terry Damms said, "It's hugely disappointing to have..." READ MORE...
Job Vacancy: NDVA Seek Development And Liaison Workers
Friday 14th February 2014 It is now being recognised by health and social care professionals that voluntary sector groups and organisations are able to deliver wrap around services to the most dependant users of health and social care services.
It is also recognised that these services are not currently being used in the best way and most effectively. The aim of the voluntary sector Single Point of Access (vSPA) service is to provide an effective referral route into health and social care voluntary services. NDVA are seeking two enthusiastic and energetic people with excellent communication and organisational skills to develop and... READ MORE...
Derbyshire FRS Outline Proposed Emergency Response Model
Thursday 13th February 2014
Following a comprehensive 12 week consultation - and subsequent evaluation - Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) today presented a series of proposals in relation to the "Transforming Service Delivery - Fit to Respond in 2022 and Beyond" project to Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority, at its first meeting of the year.
From the 1st October until the 23rd December 2013, through a range of consultation activities, DFRS sought views from stakeholders on 14 proposals that would form a new emergency response model for Derbyshire. READ MORE...
New Future For Landmark Chesterfield Building
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Council Services, Councillor Brian Ridgway, said: "I'm delighted that we've been able to give the University the opportunity to extend their work into Chesterfield. This is the best possible use for the St Helena Centre.
"The University will bring new jobs to the area and create..." READ MORE...
Vicar Lane Valentine's Fundraiser For British Heart Foundation
Thursday 13th February 2014 Retailers based at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre are raising funds for British Heart Foundation during the run up to Valentine's Day - and offering shoppers the chance to win prizes.
Visitors will have the challenge to find two members of staff wearing broken hearts somewhere within the shops at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, which includes those on Steeplegate.
They will then have to submit their answers via the Vicar Lane Shopping Centre website with a chance to win a 9ct gold pendant and ear-ring set... READ MORE...
Five Rivers Foster Care Has Arrived In Chesterfield
Thursday 13th February 2014 Can you be a young person's inspiration to develop their aspirations? Five Rivers is recruiting local people in Chesterfield and the surrounding area to care for and foster local children.
Five Rivers Child Care has been established for 25 years and is one of a very few independent fostering agencies that operates as a Social Enterprise.
As an innovative Social Enterprise, they have a strong ethos and social purpose by placing the needs of their children and young people at the very centre of everything they do. Any financial surplus (profit) that is generated gets... READ MORE...
FREE Childcare For Two Year Olds Announced
Wednesday 12th February 2014 Families on low incomes in Derbyshire are being urged not to miss out on free childcare for their two-year-olds.
A scheme offering up to 15 hours of free childcare a week for two-year-olds is being rolled out to hard-pressed working families across the county. Previously, it was only open to people on certain benefits.
Now, Derbyshire families with a household income of less than £16,190 a year and receiving Working Tax Credits, can take advantage of the offer which could add up to thousands of pounds of free childcare a year. READ MORE...
County Council's Plans To Develop Derbyshire's Waterways
Wednesday 12th February 2014 Plans to develop Derbyshire's waterways have been drafted with the aim of making the most of their potential.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet were shown the draft Waterways Strategy on 11th February and agreed to share it with interested parties for consultation before a final version is submitted in April.
The county council owns and maintains 11 miles of canals including Cromford Canal from Cromford Wharf to Ambergate and Butterley Tunnel to Codnor Park Reservoir; Chesterfield Canal from St. Helena's Weir to... READ MORE...
Cheltenham Festival 2014 Preview
Wednesday 12th February 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel
The 2014 Cheltenham Festival is coming up fast, with all eyes in the racing world looking towards the highlight of the national hunt season.
Beginning on March 11th and lasting for four days, the Cheltenham Festival includes 27 races run by some of the world's best racehorses and jockeys. The first race of the festival, the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, will be accompanied by the traditional Cheltenham Roar from the huge crowd, and is the start of the most entertaining week in jumps racing. READ MORE...
County Council Calls Time On Mental Health Discrimination
Tuesday 11th February 2014 Mental health stigma and discrimination is being tackled by Derbyshire County Council, as part of the national 'Time to Change' programme.
The county council pledged its commitment to the campaign on Friday at an awareness raising event held at County Hall in Matlock.
Time to Change aims to reduce mental health discrimination, help people with mental health problems able to address discrimination and hold an annual mass participation event centred around physical activity to bring together people... READ MORE...
Director Joe Wright Seeks Peter For Upcoming Film 'Pan'
Tuesday 11th February 2014 One aspiring young actor will have the opportunity to portray one of the most iconic characters ever created, in an all-new big screen adventure based on J.M. Barrie's beloved character Peter Pan, the boy who would never grow up.
Warner Bros. Pictures and the filmmakers behind the upcoming feature film "Pan", are hosting an open casting call on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014, at Wembley Arena, for the title role in Director Joe Wright's live-action adventure.
Boys of all ethnicities, aged 11 to 13, are invited to audition for... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Borough Council Looks For Community Leaders
Monday 10th February 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council is looking for residents to chair the council's Community Assemblies.
The positions are voluntary, although the Council will pay reasonable expenses for costs incurred carrying out the role and will involve chairing the assembly meetings four times each year.
Applications will be welcomed from residents in the Community Assembly areas.
The four Community Assemblies are: South Assembly covering... READ MORE...
Derbyshire's Poet Laureate Talks Town With Local Pupils
Friday 7th February 2014 Year 6 pupils from a Chesterfield Primary school were treated to a poetic performance, dedicated to high flying League leaders Chesterfield FC - and a workshop helping them hone their own literacy skills.
Spireites' Poet In Residence, Helen Mort, welcomed the 10 and 11 years olds from New Whittington to the new Community Stand classroom and talked to them about her life as Derbyshire Poet Laureate, and her work at the football club.
Derbyshire decided to appoint a Poet Laureate to celebrate Derbyshire places, people and traditions through poetry; and to encourage... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Spireites Memorial Garden Fundraising Kicks Off
Thursday 6th February 2014 The fundraising initiative to raise £35,000 to build a Memorial Garden at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium has begun.
Designed to provide an area to remember former Spireites players and officials killed in the two World Wars, as well as commemorating the lives of family and friends of supporters, the garden will be adjacent to the Community Stand on the East side of the ground.
A well-attended meeting heard from Club Chaplain Jim McGlade, the Chairman of the Derbyshire Royal British Legion Bernard Page MBE... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Girl Has Beauty And Purpose
Thursday 6th February 2014 A Chesterfield girl is hoping to fulfill a childhood dream this coming Valentine's Day - and make it through to the Miss England finals.
Rachel Cadman, 21, is through to the finals of Miss South Yorkshire and will, over the course of the next week, be taking part in various disciplines, the combined scores of which will hopefully garner her the coveted local title.
Having survived Boot Camp, she will then progress through to the finals, where she will showcase sportswear, 'eco' wear (more on this later!) and... READ MORE...
'Bite The Ballot' Or Be Bitten?
Wednesday 5th February 2014 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins visited Chesterfield College to encourage young people to register to vote, as part of the national youth led campaign, Bite the Ballot.
Toby Perkins said, "Voting determines the kind of society we live in. If you are not registered to vote, you don't have a say. I am concerned that young people and those from less privileged backgrounds are under-represented and so, the laws we make in society do not always reflect their best interests."
In 2010, only 44% of 18 to 24 year olds voted, while 76% of those... READ MORE...
'On Yer Bike!' Cyclists Wanted To Represent Chesterfield FC
Wednesday 5th February 2014 An appeal has gone out for cyclists to represent Chesterfield FC in the London to Amsterdam Football League Challenge this summer.
Starting on Friday, June 6th and ending the following Monday, the challenge will involve cycling around 150 miles over two days. Under the leadership of a 'club captain', the team will raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
After cycling through the Essex countryside and boarding an overnight ferry from Harwich, those taking part will then follow the coastline on cycle... READ MORE...
Could You Be Ashgate Hospice's 'Mr Heart Throb'?
Tuesday 4th January 2014
Ashgate Hospice are really excited to be hosting Mr Heart Throb, a brand new event for 2014!
They're inviting fun loving Derbyshire fellas to compete in four categories: modelling their work clothes, what they would wear on a dinner date, a super hero costume and finally a show stopping outfit of their choice.
Contestants will have to impress the judging panel, headed by Peak FM's Becky Measures, as well as the audience (tickets available now!) READ MORE...
Local Miners Prepare For Tribute To 'Terry'
Tuesday 4th February 2014 March 2014 marks the thirtieth year since the start of the Miners' Strike.
Since that time, many collieries have closed, communities changed and more than a few people who were involved are sadly no longer with us. As a memory to those people and places, two ex-Shireoaks miners, George Bell and Philip Whitehead, have organised a reunion of the men, women and children who took part in the strike and wish it to be a fitting memorial to those who were involved.
This year's occasion has an added significance, since one of the... READ MORE...
New Whittington Primary School Receives UNICEF Award
Tuesday 4th February 2014 New Whittington Community Primary School has been awarded the prestigious Rights Respecting School Award by UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund. UNICEF is the world's leading organisation working specifically for children.
UNICEF UK's Rights Respecting School Award recognises schools which show a high commitment to promoting children's rights and encourage children and young people to respect the rights of others.
The initiative now involves over 3,000 primary and secondary... READ MORE...
21 Jobs Saved At Chesterfield Manufacturer
Friday 31st January 2014 All 21 jobs have been saved at Chesterfield manufacturing company Flaretec Alloys and Equipment Limited, after it was bought out of administration.
The 35-year-old business, which manufactures plant for oil, gas and process industries, has been acquired by Hertfordshire-based Hephaestus Holdings Ltd and its new subsidiary Flaretec Alloys and Equipment (UK) Ltd.
Hephaestus, headed by Chris Heminway, is an investment group specialising in the turnaround of struggling industrial manufacturing businesses. READ MORE...
Poppy Appeal Total Is Up But Needs A New Wave Of Volunteers
Tuesday 28th January 2014 It's been announced today that The 2013 Poppy Appeal total for Derbyshire has reached a staggering £647,838.00, already passing the 2012 total with eight months until the year end in September!
Christine Selden, Community Fundraiser said, "The support we receive from the people of Derbyshire is fantastic.
Throughout the economic downturn, their support for our Armed Forces, veterans and their families has been unwavering. I would like to thank everyone involved with the appeal; collectors, counters, organisers and everyone who gave..." READ MORE...
Did You Cross The Picket Line During The 80s Miners Strikes?
Monday 27th January 2014
Former coal miners, managers, cokemen and colliery nurses from the 1984-1985 strike, who crossed the NUM picket lines of their colliery, are being encouraged to come forward and share their accounts for an Audio and Photography project looking at those that worked the infamous strike.
Photographer Vanessa Short, who comes from a coal mining family, has embarked on a personal project - 'Other Side of the Line' - documenting those who returned to work before the bitter year long strike ended. READ MORE...
Half Price Travel Is Smart Move For Local Bus Passengers
Monday 27th January 2014 Bus passengers can travel around Chesterfield for half the price in a smart new move by Stagecoach, designed to help customers save money.
The leading bus operator is offering a 50 per cent discount on all of its weekly megarider tickets with a StagecoachSmart travel card. New and existing StagecoachSmartcard holders can buy a Chesterfield megarider for £5, a Chesterfield megarider Plus for £6 or a megarider Gold for £9.50.
The StagecoachSmart travel card is an electronic card that... READ MORE...
Staveley MWFC's Half Term Football Camp Announced
Saturday 25th January 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC are holding an exciting new two day Football Camp for all youngsters aged 5 to 16, during February's Half Term holidays, with a very special guest appearance for the presentations.
Half term is not too far away, and Staveley MWFC's football development coaches are staging a 2 day Football Camp to give the chance for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16 to let off some steam, learn some new skills and have some great fun.
To beat any chance of bad weather disruption, the camp will... READ MORE...
Norovirus Hits Royal's Durrant Ward - Visitor Advice
Friday 24th January 2014 Chesterfield Royal Hospital has said tonight that, due to an outbreak of Norovirus, enhanced infection control measures are in place on Durrant ward.
They ask that, if you are visiting a loved one on this ward, please ensure that you adhere to the strict hand hygiene measures in place, remain vigilant and clean you hands before entering and leaving the ward.
If you are experiencing the symptoms or have experienced them, please do not go and visit until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours. READ MORE & VIDEO ADVICE...
Local Children Centres To Join An Anniversary 'Giant Wiggle'
Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Derbyshire children centres are being encouraged to celebrate 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar™' anniversary with a 'Giant Wiggle', a Charity fundraiser launched to encourage children to help other children - and get active at the same time!
Leading charity Action for Children is teaming up with The World of Eric Carle™ and encouraging children's centres, nurseries and groups for under-5s in Derbyshire to host a Giant Wiggle event on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, which is Thursday, 20th March 2014. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Borough Council To Mark Holocaust Memorial Day
Sunday 19th January 2014 Chesterfield residents can pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust by attending an event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
Chesterfield Borough Council is supporting a performance by the professional theatre company, Voices of the Holocaust, which will bring stories from survivors together on Monday 27th January.
The performance takes place at the Donut Creative Arts Studio, Spring Bank Road at 7pm. Demand for places is expected to be high - to book a seat, e-mail email@example.com. READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC Memorial Garden Fundraising Kick Off
Sunday 19th January 2014
The plans for the proposed Chesterfield FC Memorial Garden, due to be built opposite Chester's Den, behind the Spencer's Solicitors Community Stand, will be available for viewing in a specially arranged meeting in the Leengate Legends Lounge on Thursday 30th January.
Starting at 7pm, supporters will be able to take a look at the artists' impressions and learn about the plans for what will be a substantial memorial, where fans can be remembered as well as there being a commemorative area to remember Spireite players and officials killed during the two World Wars. READ MORE...
Air Ambulance Service Mourns The Loss Of Roger Lloyd-Pack
Thursday 16th January 2014 After the sad news this morning of the death of Actor Roger Lloyd Pack from pancreatic cancer at the age of 69, a local Charity chief has paid tribute to the actor and his support for the Air Ambulance Service.
CEO, Andy Williamson, has issued a statement this morning which reads, "It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Roger Lloyd-Pack. Roger was known to millions as a legend of British sitcoms, especially in Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley.
"What may not have been as well-known was that he was..." READ MORE...
Transfer Deadline For Fans To Sign For Chesterfield Looming
Thursday 16th January 2014 Chesterfield FC supporters still have three weeks to register their interest in signing for the Spireites with the 'Sign for Your Club' campaign closing on Sunday, 2nd February.
All Chesterfield fans have to do is register their interest at www.signforyourclub.co.uk.
This once in a lifetime opportunity for supporters to join their heroes is thanks to Papa John's, the official pizza partner of the Football League, which has a store not to far from the Proact Stadium, on Sheffield Road. READ MORE...
Jobs Ahoy! Admiral Signs 3 Year Deal With Auto Windscreens
Wednesday 15th January 2014 Admiral Group has signed a three and a half year preferred supplier agreement with Auto Windscreens, that is set to create over 60 new jobs at the UK windscreen repair company.
As commenced on 1st January 2014, Auto Windscreens will handle 50% of the insurer's motoring customers' glass repair and replacement needs, upping previous work volumes by an estimated 45,000.
"Admiral's continued confidence in our high quality service delivery is undoubtedly the key to this prestigious win," commented Nigel Davies... READ MORE...
Tom Jones Tickets On Sale Next Week
Wednesday 15th January 2014 Tickets for the Tom Jones concert taking place at the Proact Stadium on Saturday, June 7th, will go on sale from next week.
Tickets priced at £39 / £50 / £75 (plus booking fee), will be available on pre-sale to Chesterfield FC supporters only from 10am on Wednesday, January 22nd.
They can be purchased from the Ticket Office at the Proact or via the telephone hotline: 01246 209765 (option 1 or ext 4114). Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that no bookings will be taken via email before the pre-sale date. READ MORE...
JOB VACANCY FOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR / ESTIMATOR
Tuesday 14th January 2014
Kingston Drywall Limited is one of the East Midlands largest Drylining Contractors, and due to increased turnover, is looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor / Estimator to its Mansfield Office.
This is a permanent position would be ideal for a recently qualified Surveyor or someone looking for a fresh challenge. Responsibilities would include take-offs, pricing variations, interim valuation, measuring and agreeing final account.
Salary will depend upon experience. READ MORE...
County Council Announces Multi-Million Pound Cuts Plans
Tuesday 14th January 2014 Initial proposals have been unveiled by Derbyshire County Council today (Tuesday, 14th January) for helping the organisation cut £157m from its budget by 2018.
Reductions in Government grants, inflation and greater demands on areas of the county council's budget for adult social care and vulnerable children mean it must re-think the way it delivers services.
Councillor Anne Western, Leader of Derbyshire County Council, said: "We're facing massive financial pressures like never before and..." READ MORE...
Ben Parkinson MBE Proud To Go A Little Further For Charity
Monday 13th January 2014 In a week on which it was announced that a superstar would visit the PROACT in the summer, it was perhaps fitting that the ground also played host to a true hero this last weekend.
Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE is the most seriously injured soldier to survive injuries he received in Afghanistan in 2006 ,and was told he would never walk again.
However, after a well documented and public road to recovery, he has proved beyond doubt the strength of the human spirit and will to overcome... READ MORE...
Tom Jones Is Coming To Chesterfield!
It's just been announced that the green, green grass of the PROACT, will be playing host to multi-million selling artist Tom Jones, who is coming to Chesterfield for one night only on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.
The Voice judge will bring his amazing Welsh sound to Chesterfield this Summer. It will be the second concert to be staged at the home of the Spireites, following on from Elton John's appearance in the summer of 2012, which attracted an audience of around 15,000.
Although Tom is best known for hits including Kiss, Delilah and... READ MORE...
The Dave Allen Interview - "I'm Here For The Long Haul!"
Thursday 9th January 2014 No one can deny that it was a rollercoaster of a journey last year at the PROACT, with wholesale changes to personnel on and off the pitch.
It's no doubt been an expensive year too for Chairman and Owner Dave Allen, who told The Chesterfield Post that he is more than happy with the result as we head into the New Year, "I'm delighted. It would have been a lot better if we'd not had injuries for the last 6 to 8 weeks. We have a good team down here - top to bottom - and that includes everything. When I first came here, I felt there were things that needed addressing and, through (CEO) Chris Turner, we have..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
From The Bottom Of A Bottle - To The Top Of The World
Thursday 9th January 2014
Celebrated Chesterfield Alcohol Counsellor and former alcoholic, Gary Topley, overcomes his fears to inspire others to tackle their addiction.
On January 1st 2014, Gary Topley celebrated five years of being alcohol free and sober. To celebrate his journey from addiction, Gary, from Chesterfield, is going to Cape Town, South Africa from 19th March 2014, for one week, to undertake wild challenges to conquer his fears and inspire others to overcome their addiction to alcohol. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Man Achieving Results At HMS Sherwood
Tuesday 7th January 2014 A Reservist from Chesterfield can hold his head up high after completing a leadership course 'with merit' as part of his training programme at HMS Sherwood, Nottinghamshire’s only Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit.
Known as 'Buster' to his Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) colleagues, Able Seaman Jonathan Browne, aged 41, is a prime example of the fact that it's never too late to join the RNR. He admits to being a late starter, joining the RNR only two years ago, but he is hopeful that being a Reservist will help him fulfil some long-held ambitions of serving his country as well as help him to get fit and stay healthy. READ MORE...
Royal's Visiting Hours Extended After Trial Voted A Success
Tuesday 7th January 2014 Relatives, friends and carers visiting patients at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, have given the recent trial of a longer visiting day the 'thumbs-up' - for convenience, improved communication and for allowing them to be more involved in their loved-one's care.
For the last three months, a handful of wards have been open throughout various times of day - to see what the impact would be. And over the Christmas holidays, all the general medical, surgical and orthopaedic wards opened their doors to visitors for more hours a day - to help people keep in touch over the festive season.
Both pilots have proved such a success these longer visiting hours are to be extended... READ MORE...
Residents Invited To Discuss Public Health Lifestyle Services
Tuesday 7th January 2013 Residents will be invited to have their say on plans to reorganise public health lifestyle services in Derbyshire this month.
Derbyshire County Council is inviting people to take part in a series of local events to discuss the way these services are provided.
The events will focus on new plans to offer people one point of access for help to lose weight, stop smoking and lead more active lifestyles.
These plans would see a team of 'wellbeing workers' providing... READ MORE...
Staveley MWFC Development School Begins 2014 Sessions
Friday 3rd January 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC are offering a fantastic opportunity on Saturday mornings for youngsters to get involved in football, beginning this Saturday, 4th January.
They will not only be coached to develop their football skills and fitness, but make new friends and most importantly, have lots of fun!
The youngsters will develop a different range of skills across all aspects of football and a set schedule has been made to ensure that each individual becomes a better footballer. READ MORE...
Ashgate Hospice Receives Barnsley Building Society Donation
Thursday 2nd January 2014Ashgate Hospice, in Old Brampton, has received a generous donation from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation to purchase new equipment.
Colleagues at Chesterfield's branch of the Barnsley Building Society, which is part of Yorkshire Building Society, have raised more than £2,000 for the hospice to purchase specialist equipment, which will help make residents' stays a little more comfortable.
Over £900 was raised by fundraising events at the Low Pavement... READ MORE...
Appointment Making To Be Made Easier After Local Merger
Friday 27th December 2013 As Chairman of the recently merged Ashgate & Whittington PPG (Patient Participation Group), Gary McGrogan is taking responsibility of ensuring patients of Ashgate Medical Centre and Whittington Medical Centre understand the implications of the planned merger set to complete in April 2014.
In order to keep the transition as smooth as possible, the PPG have issued a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for patients.
The PPG today play an important role in communicating NHS... READ MORE...
High Praise For Chesterfield's Holmebrook Valley Park
Monday 23rd December 2013 Judges from the national Green Flag award have commended Holmebrook Valley Park.
The Green Flag award is run by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign and recognises top quality parks and open spaces.
Holmebrook Valley Park, owned and maintained by Chesterfield Borough Council, received its Green Flag for the third time this summer.
A Judge from the campaign paid an unannounced visit to the park... READ MORE...
Old Hall School Grilling For Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins
Friday 20th December 2013 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins recently paid a visit to Old Hall Primary School - and praised the children for their attentive listening and deeply thoughtful questions.
Toby said, "When I'm in the House of Commons, I rarely get faced with such eager anticipation or active listening. It is something the honourable members on the opposite benches could learn from!"
Toby visited the school to discuss local and educational issues with the Headteacher Sharon Stone and Chair of Governors, Mrs Pennington. READ MORE...
Sir Alex Ferguson Meets His Match In Chesterfield This Xmas...
Monday 16th December 2013 Sir Alex Ferguson is facing an unlikely rival for the Christmas number one best seller spot in Chesterfield.
The former MUFC boss, whose book, 'My Autobiography', tops the national Waterstones Christmas chart, has been stopped in its tracks locally by Neil Anderson's 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Chesterfield', which is presently selling just as fast.
The book, which features long gone nightspots like the Aquarius and Adam & Eve, has been a local best seller since it was launched in the Summer... READ MORE...
Panto Stars Show Support To Local Hospital
Monday 16th December 2013
On Friday (13th December), child patients at Chesterfield Royal Hospital were excited to meet the Chesterfield Theatres Pantomime cast, who made a special visit to the Nightingale Ward.
Stars of the Beauty and the Beast Pantomime, Tina Barrett (Beauty), Jon Moses (Beast & Count), Danny Mills (Madame Fifi), Sarah Whitlock (Witch Hazel), Titus Rowe (Gaston), Rick Gaynor (Pierre) and Maurice Thorogood (Professor Crackpot), showed their support in numbers as they created mischief and havoc within the childrens' ward giving out early Christmas presents. READ MORE...
UEFA Give High Praise To Chesterfield FC
Friday 13th December 2013 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel
Chesterfield FC officials have received a glowing endorsement from UEFA following the European Women's Under-17 Championship, which featured four games staged at the Proact Stadium.
The club hosted the final of the tournament, which saw Germany beat Spain in a penalty shoot-out after the two sides were tied at 1-1 at the end of normal time.
Tournament Director Adrian Bevington praised the club's handling of the matches. He said: "Chesterfield FC have been fantastic hosts of the UEFA..." READ MORE...
Andy Hill on Friday 13th December 2013
Happy Birthday Andy! Lookin' lush!
Have a great day from Andrea and Aaron, all your family and friends and all the lads and parents at Staveley MWFC U14s xxx
Mecca Chesterfield's Christmas Cheer With Presents Campaign
Thursday 12th December 2013 Mecca Chesterfield is spreading festive cheer this yuletide season by collecting gifts for Chesterfield Royal Hospital children's unit as part of Mecca's Christmas presents campaign.
Mecca customers and employees are being encouraged to take a gift tag from the club's Christmas tree - and buy an extra present this year, to bring smiles to the faces of children who are spending Christmas in the hospital.
"We'e delighted to be supporting our local hospital and hope to make this Christmas an extra special one for these children," Mecca Chesterfield Operations Manager Tracy Lowth said. READ MORE...
Gold Star For Pupils In Derbyshire In National Tests
Thursday 12th December 2013
Primary school pupils in Derbyshire have outperformed the national average in tests for ten and 11-year-olds.
Key Stage 2 performance and attainment tables published by the Government today (Thursday, 12th December) show that 78% of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics - compared to 75% nationally.
It means Derbyshire is in the top group of similar authorities in all subjects and at all levels of performance. READ MORE...
Council Funding Approved To Help Tackle Fuel Poverty
Monday 9th December 2013 Funding has been approved by Derbyshire County Council to support older and vulnerable people most at risk of ill health from living in cold and damp conditions.
The move is part of the council's public health commitment to tackling fuel poverty, reducing the number of deaths due to cold weather and impacting on health care costs.
Around 59,295 Derbyshire households live in fuel poverty and between last December and March there were an estimated 426 'excess' winter deaths... READ MORE...
Fit For A Queen! A Little Piece Of Chesterfield Goes To London
Monday 9th December 2013 One lucky little lad from Chesterfield will see a winning Christmas Card designed by him, sitting on some very famous mantelpieces this year.
Rehman Abdul, was the lucky winner of Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins' annual competition to create a card fit for a Queen, several MP's (including the Prime Minister) and over two thousand residents of Chesterfield.
Hady Primary School were given the task of drawing pictures which would showcase the work of Chesterfield children - and over 100 designs were... READ MORE...
Chesterfield College Earns Derbyshire Active Workplace Mark
Friday 6th December 2013 Chesterfield College has become the first organisation to be awarded the Derbyshire Active Workplace Mark.
The Derbyshire Active Workplace Mark recognises workplaces in Derby and Derbyshire that have taken positive steps to encourage their workforce to become more active and more involved in sport and active recreation.
Chesterfield College has been awarded the 'Achievement' level of the Derbyshire Active Workplace Mark. This recognises that a workplace has demonstrated a real commitment to developing and increasing the physical..." READ MORE...
The death has been announced of Patricia Anne Turnbull.
Patricia passed away at home on November 23rd 2013.
Her Funeral Service will take place on Thursday 12th December, 11:15 at the Huddersfield Crematorium. No flowers please, Donations instead to MIND Charity or the Cats Protection League.
All enquiries to The Gables Funeral Service on (01484) 424235.
The Air Ambulance Service Issues Fraudster Warnings
Wednesday 4th December 2013 The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) is calling upon its supporters and potential donators to be wary of rogue collectors posing as a charity.
The Charity is concerned that vital income could be lost as a result of companies that carry out fraudulent activities and try to trade on the Charity's good name and reputation. Worried about the effect that bogus clothing collections will have on its donations at the most important time of the year, Chief Executive Andy Williamson said "Christmas donations of money and clothing are crucial to our service - and yet we now have to worry that criminals are distributing bogus bags..." READ MORE...
The Octaves Release 'Radio Christmas' For Kids 'n' Cancer
Thursday 28th November 2013
So here we are again, the Radio and TV is alive with golden oldies of every shade of tinsel and glitter and once again, we are all asking "why are there no new Christmas songs?"
Well ask no more because here is a brand new classic Christmas song for your delight and enjoyment.
'Radio Christmas' sums it up, the song that references the greats of the genre performed by a fresh young vocal quartet called The Octaves. READ MORE...
Reindeer's Miss Out On Their Sweets At Vicar Lane
Thursday 28th November 2013 Rudolph, Prancer, Donner and Blitzen, helping out on the reindeer carousel ride, arrived on Monday 25th November for a three week stay at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, until Saturday 14th December, to help bring festive cheer to shoppers.
Their carousel ride is suitable for children of all ages, although those younger than 3 years old will require an adult to accompany them, and ask the reindeers ask for a small charge of £1.50 to take a ride with them.
This is the first time the reindeers have visited Vicar Lane, but... READ MORE...
'Nothing's Impossible!' Chesterfield Supports Small Businesses
Tuesday 26th November 2013
Chesterfield was this morning the latest destination on a nationwide bus tour to promote the UK's first ever 'Small Business Saturday' on Saturday December 7th.
Championed in the UK by Chuka Umunna, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and supported by the Prime Minister, the Business Secretary Vince Cable and the Minister for Skills Matthew Hancock, this non-political campaign highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support small businesses. READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Win Tickets To See The Female Football Stars Of Tomorrow
Monday 25th November 2013 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel
Chesterfield FC will play its part in the development of the future of Women's football - as it hosts many prestigious games, including the Final, in this year's UEFA U17 European Women's Championships at the PROACT stadium - and you can be a part of it - as we have 5 Family tickets to the match on Friday 29th November to give away!
Ahead of the tournament, Lois Fidler has named her England squad to compete in the Championship on home soil later this week.READ MORE...
Council's Outline Permission For Wingerworth Development
Monday 25th November 2013
North East Derbyshire District Council has given its support for a large mixed use redevelopment scheme of the former coking works at The Avenue, Derby Road in Wingerworth.
The Council resolved to grant outline planning permission for the proposal, put forward by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), which will see up to 469-dwellings being built with land being made available for employment use, a primary school, other community facilities, public open spaces and improvements to the highway network, including forming a new roundabout on to the A61. READ MORE...
A Winter Wonderland Comes To Town!
Sunday 24th November 2013 Thousands filled New Square this evening to see Chesterfield transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with snow.
A special Christmas Market was held throughout the afternoon, with the festive lights switched on at 4.45 pm by stars of this years panto, Beauty and The Beast, S Club 7's Tina Barrett and Superstar's Jon Moses.
Directions Theatre Arts provided a Christmas Medley and Calow Primary School choir entertained the crowds. PeakFM presenters provided the roadshow at the event, orgainised by Chesterfield Borough Council. READ MORE & VIDEO...
Crowds Turn Out For New Asda Living Store In Chesterfield
Friday 22nd November 2013 Asda Living opened today, (Friday, 22nd November), at Ravenside Retail Park, with a festive themed opening and more than 400 queuing customers.
Spire Junior School decked the halls with holly and performed some festive hymns, and Brampton Primary School's nursery class helped cut the ribbon with the Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Paul Stone; after 3 year old, Marc Dawson, won the competition to design a Christmas card.
Store manager, Kym Ashley, said: "Thank you to everyone..." READ MORE...
Local MP Urges Residents To Speak Up Over Post Office Plans
Thursday 21st November 2013 The Post Office has announced a customer forum on the proposed relocation of Chesterfield Post Office at the meeting space at The Chesterfield Hotel, Malkin Street, Chesterfield, on Wednesday 11th December, starting from 4:30pm and running through the evening.
The event will function as a drop-in information session, with all interested parties encouraged to attend.
However, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has voiced "serious concerns" about these plans to relocate the town's central Post Office into WH Smith's... READ MORE...
Planning Application For Queen's Park Sports Centre Available
Tuesday 19th November 2013 Chesterfield Borough Council has announced that the planning application for the new Queen's Park Sports Centre has been published.
Residents are invited to have their say on the development, which councillors say will reduce subsidy costs and be more energy efficient that the existing building.
The proposed new development, which would see a state of the art sports facility built on the current Annexe, has already undergone one round of public consultation and a full council debate after concerns were raised by local residents. READ MORE...
Chesterfield SANDS To Hold Charity Bokwa-Thon
Tuesday 12th November 2013 Chesterfield SANDS (the stillbirth and neonatal death charity) are holding a charity Bokwa-Thon, with all proceeds going to their Baby Garden in Boythorpe Cemetery.
The charity's two hour Bokwa-thon is on Saturday 16th November at Hasland Village Hall and doors are open at 1.30pm, the Bokwa-thon will be from 2pm - 4pm.
The afternoon is suitable for the whole family, there will be refreshments available, craft stalls to browse, cake stalls and a raffle with some fab prizes. There's also a FREE T-shirt and bottle of water for entrants (while stocks last!) READ MORE...
Food Banks Invited To Apply For County Council Funding
Thursday 14th November 2013 Every foodbank across Derbyshire has been invited to apply for council funding to help them feed struggling families.
Derbyshire County Council has set aside £108,000 to help local food banks provide emergency food parcels to an increasing number of residents facing financial difficulties.
According to national figures released by the UK's biggest foodbank network, The Trussell Trust, the number of people relying on food banks to survive has tripled over the last year. READ MORE...
Tupton Hall School Sixth Form University Challenge Winners
Thursday 14th November 2013 Tupton Hall School is celebrating after a triumphant win at the University Challenge Quiz, held at the University of Lincoln on Saturday 9th November.
Sixth Form students George Beard, Ben Mitchell, Josh Barsley and Nicola Samples beat 13 other schools, including several grammar schools, to take home the title of University Challenge Quiz winners, answering over 150 questions covering topics such as Art, Music, History, Science and Language.
The questions were all very difficult to answer, with the students... READ MORE...
Army Reserve To Hold Recruitment Event In Chesterfield
Wednesday 13th November 2013 Chesterfield's 575 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers, will be holding a recruitment event, offering people the chance to find out more about the exciting, challenging and rewarding roles available in the Army Reserve.
The recruitment event is designed to boost the Army's nationwide recruitment drive. The 575 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers will hold the event at the Wallis Barracks, on Tuesday 19th November, between 19:30pm and 21:30pm.
There are over 6,000 jobs on offer across 200 different roles... READ MORE...
Young Mums' Baby Bump Casts On Show
Wednesday 13th November 2013 A unique exhibition of belly casts of young mothers in Chesterfield, will go on display at the Healthy Living Centre in Staveley.
The 14 young mums, partners and family members who attended the belly casting and health workshops organised by Staveley Children's Centre and South Lodge Children's Centre in Chesterfield, are invited to the event on Tuesday 19th November.
The project aims to encourage young women to have positive... READ MORE...
It's A Privilege - Chesterfield Remembers The Fallen
Monday 11th November 2013 Chesterfield came to a standstill today on the 11th hour of the 11th day, of the 11th month, as a two minute silence to honour the fallen heroes of war was observed on Armistice Day - the anniversary of the moment the guns stopped in World War I.
A single shot marked the start of the silence, which was also observed in shops and businesses around the town.
Dignitaries, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield and Leader of the Council John Burrows - along with the Chief Executive... READ MORE...
Stand Road Fireworks Display Lights Up Chesterfield Skies
Thursday 7th November 2013 More than 15,000 residents watched as Chesterfield Borough Council's annual fireworks display went off with a bang.
Despite rain in the lead-up to the event at Stand Road Recreation Ground on Tuesday night, the weather was fine for the display, which featured a new firework this year - silver screaming discs rising in the sky.
Comments from residents and visitors who attended the event were overwhelmingly positive. Twitter follower Anna T said the event was "The best fireworks display I have seen in my life!", Shaun Roddis commented... READ MORE...
Historic Public House In Wingerworth Reborn!
Thursday 7th November 2013 The Wingerworth Pub & Kitchen (formerly known as the Hunloke Arms) is to re-open tomorrow - Friday November 8th - following a £500,000 refurbishment.
The Grade II listed building, on the A61 Derby Road, has been brought back to its former glory, on time and on budget, thanks to the painstaking work of a dedicated team.
New Head Chef is Andrew Brookes, who has previously achieved 3-Rosettes at the East Lodge in Rowsley and the New Ellington in Leeds. READ MORE...
More Permanent Adoptive Homes Needed For Children In Care
Wednesday 6th November 2013 Hundreds of children in Derbyshire are looking for a permanent, loving family to call their own - could you open your heart and your home to a child?
November 4th - November 10th is National Adoption Week and it's the perfect time to find out more about exactly what is involved.
Councillor Kevin Gillott, Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, says: "There are around 630 children in care in Derbyshire and they all need a place to call home." READ MORE...
Patrick Visits The Proact On His Way To All 92 Grounds
Tuesday 5th November 2013 One of the 6,346 who packed into the PROACT last Saturday to watch Chesterfield take on Scunthorpe, was one teenager who is visiting every league ground and writing about his experiences - the club and the facilities.
Having met him in the press room at the game, we are more than happy for him to share those thoughts with the Chesterfield Post readers.
Patrick Burke, 14, from the Wirral, spends most of his weekends travelling round the country gathering material for his book - and he clearly enjoyed... READ MORE...
KIDS 'n' CANCER ARE LOOKING FOR CHARITY VOLUNTEERS
Monday 4th November 2013
Chesterfield based national charity, Kids 'n' Cancer UK, are searching for much needed volunteers to collect money on behalf of the Charity.
They now have secured dates and times and are wanting to hear from you if you can spare an hour to help on one of their specified days. It doesn't have to be a permanent commitment, a one off would be a great help too!
For further details please contact Morgan at Kids 'n' Cancer on 01246 236566 or via email on email@example.com. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Market Goes Back In Time!
Thursday 31st October 2013 Anyone visiting town today would have thought they'd gone back in time, as the traders on the regular flea market donned their finest 1940's gear and opened the three day Market Festival.
Luckily the weather held as thousands packed into the Market square throughout the day to buy and sell goods and produce. In keeping with the event, many stalls had a forties theme and many items for sale had a definite retro feel about them.
There was the added attraction of the annual fun filled Bargain Hunt which saw the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield team up with TV... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Post Office Team Cycle 85 Miles In Shape Of Pudsey's Ears
Thursday 31st October 2013 Post Office Ltd is proud to announce The Pudsey Bike Ride for BBC Children In Need, which will see an intrepid Post Office team cycle 85 miles across Yorkshire - in the shape of Pudsey Bear's ears.
On Wednesday 6th November, Post Office fundraisers will set off from Pudsey Post Office in West Yorkshire and visit branches at Harrogate Road in Bradford, Wetherby, Market Weighton and Chanterlands Avenue in Hull.
They will then finish their huge journey at Hull's Boulevard Academy, visiting a sports project funded by BBC Children in Need and run by... READ MORE...
It's The Market Hall - But Not As You Know It!
Monday 28th October 2013 It has been one of the town's flagship regeneration projects - and today, Chesterfield Market Hall opened its doors for the first time after the £4m refurbishment of the interior, and the cleaning and restoration of the external façade.
The scheme, funded mainly through grants from European Regional Development Fund and a lottery grant has taken a year to complete - with the keys handed over on time and on budget.
Whilst the renovations were taking place, traders were re-homed... READ MORE...
Win A Pair Of Tickets For Isla St Clair's 'Eyes Front' Show
Saturday 26th October 2013 We have two tickets to give away to a wonderful 'Live and Local' event , organised by two local councillors - Shirley Niblock and Howard Borrell.
On Friday 1st November, the legendary Isla St Clair brings her "Eyes Front" show to the St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road.
The show content ties in nicely with the timing of the event - as we look poignantly towards Remembrance Sunday, Isla brings "an exciting combination of live performance and film about the effect of music in wartime." READ MORE...
Voluntary Sector Awards Recognise Chesterfield Volunteers
Friday 25th October 2013
Hundreds of people attended this year's Voluntary Sector Awards at The Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield on Wednesday night.
The awards reflect the work done by volunteers to enable many support services and projects to continue to make a difference to lives in Chesterfield.
Winners were awarded to 10 categories, with organiser John Radford, Centre Manager at The Volunteer Centre on Rose Hill, describing the evening as, "An excellent night for everyone in the voluntary sector!" READ MORE...
Multi Million Pound Asda Living Creates 65 New Jobs...
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
... and Chesterfield Schools Can Get In On The Act!
Asda has announced its new Asda Living store is set to open at the Ravenside Retail Park at 10am on Friday 22nd November, after a million pound investment.
To celebrate, the store is challenging local schools to design a giant Christmas card to appear in-store on opening day, with the winners given the chance to be VIPs for the day and officially declare the store open. READ MORE...
Pink Friday At Vicar Lane Shopping Centre
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Staff and retailers at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield are getting ready to support Breast Cancer Charities this Friday 25th October 2013.
Bonmarché is running a Pink Raffle for Breast Cancer Care with a top prize of a Hamper to Pamper.
Ladies can also take their old bras into Bonmarché and take advantage of their free bra fitting service and also get free entry into the Pink Raffle. READ MORE...
New Crafts Superstore Jobs Boost For Chesterfield
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 Specialist retailer Hobbycraft is opening a new store on Markham Road in Chesterfield on Thursday, 14th November.
The arts and crafts store - which will be located in a brand new, 12,000 sq ft unit - has created 24 new jobs for local people. More than 700 applications were received.
Among the new recruits is Nicola Harris, 22, from Hasland, who recently completed a Masters' degree in Media Production at Lincoln University.
Nicola said: "I'm over the moon to have found a job so soon..." READ MORE...
Young Carers In N E Derbyshire Get Creative With their Feelings
Monday 21st October 2013
Young people from across North East Derbyshire have put together a short film about their life as carers.
The film, which will be used by the UK charity, Action for Children, is designed to help young people and organisations understand what it's like to be a carer and to better equip them to cope with the challenges faced.
The film was put together with financial assistance from Rykneld Homes, the housing management organisation for N E Derbyshire District Council. READ MORE...
Now Recruiting For Children/Young People's Support Workers
Friday 18th October 2013
Aspire Children’s Service is recruiting Support Workers in Chesterfield, to work with disabled children/young people, 0-25 years, within the community and their own homes in the Chesterfield area.
Flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Use of own transport is essential. Training will be provided.
£7.50 per hour. Hours dependent on children's/family's needs and your availability. READ MORE...
FULL & PART TIME ROLES WITH THE GIRLS' BRIGADE UK
Thursday 17th October 2013 Looking for a varied and fulfilling role? Want to support the growth of a children’s and youth mission?
Girls' Brigade (GB) works with the church amongst girls, children and young women in local communities - and from January 2014, our national base will be at Cliff College in Calver, nr Chesterfield/Sheffield.
We are setting up a new team at the base, and if you support our aims, have lots of initiative, and want to contribute to the bigger picture of GB's Christian mission amongst children, girls and young women, there could be a full or... READ MORE...
Andy's Here For The Beer (And The Mayor Has His Chips!)
Monday 14th October 2013 It's been a weekend for tickling tastebuds with competition rife in Chesterfield during this year's Chatsworth Road Festival, with the 2013 'Champion Chips' and 'Best Bitter in the Borough' competitions.
Firstly, The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield were lucky enough to spend time placing chips on the table during the Chip Challenge, with the eventual winner declared as the Brampton Fish Bar.
It's a rough job but someone had to do it - with Cllr Stone tasting the chips 'blind" - the plates were not labelled and only when he decided which were... READ MORE...
Proposed End Of Subsidised School Transport - Have Your Say
Monday 14th October 2013 Parents and carers are being asked for their views on proposals to end subsidised transport to faith schools in Derbyshire.
Derbyshire County Council is considering ending discretionary transport subsidies for students attending schools preferred on grounds of religion or belief.
Any decision about whether or not to make the changes would only be made following a full consultation.
Councillor Kevin Gillott, Derbyshire County Council's... READ MORE...
Jobs Boost As Markham Vale Attracts Construction Jobs
Wednesday 9th October 2013 Hundreds more new jobs for local people are on the cards, as two leading construction companies set up their site office at Derbyshire's flagship regeneration site.
Costain Serco - a joint venture of the two companies - is setting up at Derbyshire County Council's Markham Vale site, adjacent to junction 29A of the M1, while they carry out motorway work for the Highways Agency.
Much of the work on the two year project - which is still subject to statutory processes and contract award - is expected to be delivered through locally... READ MORE...
'Too Beautiful For Earth - Remembering Our Babies' - Sands
Monday 7th October 2013 Chesterfield Sands (the stillbirth and neonatal death charity) is hosting a special service in memory of the 17 babies that are stillborn or die shortly after birth every day in the UK.
The 'Too Beautiful for Earth - Remembering our Babies' service, is taking place on Sunday 13th October 2013 at 2pm at the Brimington crematorium, for anyone in the local community and surrounding areas that has been touched by the loss of a baby, as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week.
Everybody is welcome to join the Chesterfield Sands group... READ MORE...
Let The Playing Begin! Celebrities Declare Chester's Den Open
Monday 7th October 2013 Actor and TV presenter, Sarah-Jane Honeywell and Hollyoaks Actor Ayden Callaghan, cut the ribbon to Chester's Den on Saturday - overseeing the official opening of The Hub at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium.
Sarah-Jane, who presented CBeebies shows on the BBC, was joined by Chester and Sean Goldsmith from Peak FM - and was only too happy to speak to children and parents who had come along to share the day.
Born in Worksop, Sarah-Jane has performed on stage and screen in various productions, including pantomimes. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Confirms Budget And Sets The Way Forward
Friday 4th October 2013 Derbyshire County Council has confirmed plans to balance its budget for the year.
In addition, Council Leader Anne Western announced measures set out in The Derbyshire Challenge, which the council will introduce in its bid to limit the damage from more than £157 million of Coalition Government cuts.
The Derbyshire Challenge sets out how Derbyshire County Council will put its own 'house in order' by: modernising the way the council operates; scrutinising all areas of spending to ensure the cash is used where it is needed most;... READ MORE...
A Michelin Listing For The Devonshire Arms
Thursday 3rd October 2013 The award-winning Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley has been given a place in the prestigious Michelin Hotel and Restaurant Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2014.
The pub and restaurant in the village of Middle Handley, between Sheffield and Chesterfield, is the region's only new entry into the world famous guide to the best dining experiences.
Inspectors praised the restaurant's menu, saying: "Fresh, seasonal ingredients are at the core of the hearty menu. They like to keep things local..." READ MORE...
Public Meeting To Be Held About The Avenue Site
Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Chesterfield residents have been invited to a public meeting to hear about plans for the Avenue development in Wingerworth.
The former coking plant closed in 1992. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has submitted plans to develop part of the 242 acre site (the equivalent of 200 football pitches) with housing and other uses.
The site is in North East Derbyshire but could affect Chesterfield residents in areas such as Hasland, Birdholme and St Augustines. READ MORE...
80s Dirty Stop Outs Dance Their Way To Charity Windfall
Monday 30th September 2013
The launch party for a book that celebrates the town's 1980s nightscene has raised a staggering £1,291 for Ashgate Hospice.
Hundreds attended the Winding Wheel event to unveil Neil Anderson's 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Chesterfield' book which has already become a local bestseller.
The party attracted everyone from '60s chart star Dave Berry to John Williamson, former owner of renowned Chesterfield nightclub, the Aquarius. READ MORE...
Sylvia Tooley celebrates her 60th birthday at the PROACT with her husband of 34 years Phil, daughter Emma and a host of family and friends, in the sponsors' lounge ahead of the big derby game against Mansfield Town.
Sylvia, pictured with the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and Mark Allott, Nicky Ajose, Danny Whitaker and (her favourite), Tommy Lee, attends nearly all of CFC's home and away games in her wheelchair, and when the fixtures came out, Phil immediately rang to let her know he'd organised the Stags at home for her special day! Say hello if you see her at the game, it'll be well appreciated!
Daughter In Plea To Take Up Screening After Father's Death
Friday 27th September 2013 The daughter of a Rotherham man who died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is urging men aged 65 and over to sign up for the AAA screening programme and take action against the secret killer.
On March 18th last year, 72 year old Roderick 'Rocky' Hillman, of Bole Hill, Treeton, was visiting his daughter, Alisha, and her family at their home in Calow, Chesterfield.
He left them at 11pm, telling Alisha that he would see her and the rest of the family again the following day - Mother's Day - but when he got back to... READ MORE...
The death has been announced of Douglas Newby Robinson.
Born in Chesterfield in 1926, Douglas passed peacefully on September 6th 2013 in Sidney, B.C, Canada.
He is survived by wife Jennie, Bernard and Pat, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
North East Derbyshire Leisure Centres In Line For Investment
Monday 23rd September 2013 Residents are set to benefit from up to £270,000 worth of improvements which have been earmarked for two North East Derbyshire leisure centres.
North East Derbyshire District Council has approved proposals to refurbish Eckington Swimming Pool and Dronfield Sports Centre.
At Eckington, the gym will be refurbished and at Dronfield Sports Centre - which was transformed as part of a major refurbishment in 2008 - the gym equipment will be upgraded to ensure it remains state-of-the-art. READ MORE...
Could YOUR Labrador Be A Life Changer?
Monday 23rd September 2013 Sheffield based national charity, Support Dogs, is seeking dogs in need of rehoming to assist their work in transforming the lives of children and adults.
The charity trains and provides specialist assistance dogs to increase independence and the quality of life for children and adults affected by autism, epilepsy and physical disability.
Katie Burns, Support Dogs Dog training Manager, explains, "We don't have the benefit of our own breeding centre, so we often take on donated..." READ MORE...
Vicar Lane Hosts BHF Great British Bag-athon Event Launch
Friday 20th September 2013
British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are launching their biggest stock donation appeal, the Great British Bag-athon, with an event on Friday 27th September at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre.
BHF shops are urging Chesterfield's local community to join in and fill up bags full of unwanted things for the Great British Bag-athon to help fight heart disease.
The event will be officially launched by the Deputy Mayor of Chesterfield, Councillor Alexis Diouf, when he donates the first bag of items... READ MORE...
Town Planners Con(tent) To Give Go Outdoors Go Ahead
Monday 16th September 2013 Go Outdoors has today (Monday, 16th September), been given planning permission by Chesterfield Borough Council to turn a former Tesco site into a combined head office and store.
The building, on Meltham Lane in Whittington Moor, has been empty since 2010 when Tesco opened a larger store on the other side of the Chesterfield by-pass at the former Dema Glass site.
Members of the committee were told national retailer Go Outdoors would create 160 new jobs at the new store, which will sell outdoors clothing and... READ MORE...
Rotarian's Marathon Swim For Kids 'n' Cancer Charity
Friday 20th September 2013
A retired school-teacher from Newbold is in training for a sponsored marathon length swim, to help Chesterfield based charity Kids 'n' Cancer UK in its vital support of young people with cancer.
Rotarian David Windle, a former teacher at Newbold Community School and a past president of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, was so moved by a recent talk given by the charity founder, Rotarian Mike Hyman, that he felt compelled to help the charity in their efforts to support children and their families who have a variety of problems associated with cancer. READ MORE...
Tupton Hall School Open Evening
Thursday 19th September 2013
Tupton Hall School are having an Open Evening tonight, Thursday 19th September, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Parents, students and the local community are all invited to join the school at their Open Evening, with the Parents of current Year 6 pupils particularly welcome, as this is an ideal opportunity to make that all important choice for secondary education.
Parents can tour the school's excellent facilities, talk to the teachers and meet with some of the current students. READ MORE...
Local MP Hails Breakfast Boost For Vulnerable Children
Wednesday 18th September 2013 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins joined pupils of William Rhodes primary school for breakfast yesterday morning as Derbyshire County Council launched their new initiative.
As we reported previously, Pupils at 25 Derbyshire primary and junior schools are set to benefit from breakfast club pilot schemes, which aim to ensure no child comes into school hungry.
Toby Perkins MP, said, "Education is one of the great social levellers of our time, allowing children to do well whatever their background." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Teen Hails 'Life Saving' Hospital
Tuesday 17th September 2013 A teenager whose life was saved by The Children's Hospital, Sheffield, spoke to hundreds of professionals, to thank them for taking part in a corporate fundraiser that raised more than £146,000 to support young patients like her.
Lucy Hibbert, aged 13, from Chesterfield, joined businessmen and women from more than 70 South Yorkshire companies at The Mistress Cutler's Challenge awards, who have been raising funds for The Children's Hospital Charity.
Lucy was diagnosed with auto immune anaemia, a rare condition... READ MORE...
Wind Turbines Refused To Protect Landscape And Wildlife
Monday 16th September 2013 Three separate applications for wind turbines have been turned down by the Peak District National Park Authority to protect landscape and wildlife.
The sites for the proposed wind turbines were at Butterton Moor, Newhaven and Onecote.
The Authority supports the need for renewable energy but has to balance this with the harmful impact that installing a wind turbine could have on the national park's natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage. READ MORE...
MP Backs Fairer Benefits Test For Those With Mental Illness
Friday 13th September 2013 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has backed a campaign by the national charity Rethink Mental Illness to make the Government's fit-for-work test fair for people with mental illness.
Mr Perkins pledged his support for the campaign after taking part in an event in Westminster on Wednesday (11th September), where the charity's supporters asked MPs to prove they are fit for their jobs.
The event was organised by Rethink Mental Illness to give MPs a deeper insight into the flaws in the Government's fit-for-work benefits tests. READ MORE...
MP Welcomes Next Stage Of Chesterfield's Waterside Project
Wednesday 11th September 2013 An ambitious Chesterfield regeneration project is set to take a leap forwards, promising to bring new homes and jobs to a redundant ex-industrial area.
The Waterside Project, led by Chesterfield Borough Council with a consortium of developers, will occupy a neglected 40-acre site, taking in the Chesterfield Canal Basin, completed in 2009 as the first stage of the scheme, between the Railway Station and the former Tesco supermarket on Rother Way.
Named the 50th biggest regeneration project in the UK, the... READ MORE...
Sheffield Sharks Basketball Team Adopt Kids 'n' Cancer Charity
Tuesday 10th September 2013 The most successful professional basketball team in the UK have announced their decision to adopt national children's charity, Kids 'n' Cancer UK.
Chesterfield based charity, Kids 'n' Cancer, are today celebrating news of a major new supporter from the sporting world.
One Health Sheffield Sharks, our regions best known professional basketball outfit, have confirmed that they will make Kids 'n' Cancer UK their main adopted charity for the coming season, which commences on Friday 27th September... READ MORE...
Morrisons M Local Has Arrived In Chesterfield
Monday 9th September 2013 A new Morrisons convenience store, Morrisons M local, has opened in Chesterfield today, creating 20 new jobs for the town.
The supermarket believes it has spotted a gap in the market for a convenience store that offers more fresh food - as opposed to just tins and toiletries - to enable customers to cook a meal from scratch or buy a high quality ready meal.
Located on Vicar Lane, in the old HMV store, it was opened at 9.00am by the team from Ashgate Hospice. Management at the store were keen to find a 'local hero' to help them officially cut the ribbon - and the Hospice was chosen... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Gets Well Dressed And Dancing
Monday 9th September 2013 Visitors to Chesterfield town centre on Saturday, once again enjoyed a variety of dancers in the annual 'Day of Dance' event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Boasting a variety of dance styles, with many returning acts including Crystal Cheer & Dance and the Burlesque Madam Gaga and her girls - performing alongside new show stoppers who included Barlborough Bears, the dancers of all ages showcased skills in ballet, jazz, tango, cheer and street dance.
Another newcomer, The Romano Jilo Dance Group, showcased... READ MORE...
Flood Defences To Be Improved In Derbyshire
Friday 6th September 2013 As heavy rain falls today giving rise to warnings, news that flood defence improvements costing £95,000 could be carried out in the area if plans get the go ahead next week.
Derbyshire County Council's cabinet members will consider plans to reduce problems with flooding at a meeting on Tuesday 10th September, as well as a £15,000 study to look at ways of reducing flooding in Renishaw.
Councillor Dean Collins, Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport said: "Extreme weather such as prolonged heavy rain..." READ MORE...
Panto Season Beckons In Chesterfield... Oh Yes It Does!
Wednesday 4th September 2013 The children may have just gone back to school but thoughts are turning to the festive season already - and that means Panto!
This year, Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre will play host to Paul Holman's production of Beauty and The Beast - and the star studded cast were in town yesterday to meet the press and public and get ready for what's sure to be a hit show (oh yes it is!).
Billed as the 'tale as old as time' in the famous Disney song, Beauty and The Beast is of course a story of love against the odds but... READ MORE...
Apply Now For Your Child's Secondary School Place!
Wednesday 4th September 2013 Now, they may have just gone, or are about to go, back to school, but parents of Y6 pupils will need to apply to Derbyshire County Council from next week to get their child's secondary school place for September 2014.
Year six primary school children, who were born between 1st September 2002 and 31st August 2003, will be sent information on the application process, which opens on Monday 9th September.
Applying online is the easiest method. Just visit the school admissions section... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's Community Hub Takes Shape
Monday 2nd September 2013 It was always to be pivotal part of the move to the Proact - and on Friday, members of the local press were given a tour of the new £1.5 million flagship Community Hub, now just two weeks away from completion.
The facility, partially funded by a grant from the Premier League Community Facility Fund, is due to open on 16th September and will provide a one-stop site for sporting activities.
Set to include a gym, a hydrotherapy pool, café, play area and... READ MORE...
Good News For Tesco Distribution Centre Workers
Wednesday 28th August 2013 Every job helps! Good news for local employment tonight after Tesco has confirmed that it will be keeping the Barlborough Distribution Centre open and saving 200 jobs.
Staff were told this afternoon that the retail company has now found an alternative use for the centre and will not now close in September as had been planned.
A spokeswoman for the supermarket chain has told The Chesterfield Post that, after a review of the non food businesses such as homeware and toys, which showed that many of those sales were online, a decision was taken to look at sites owned by Tesco as storage use for that arm of the business. READ MORE...
Slimmers Warned About Dangerous Weight Loss Product
Wednesday 28th August 2013 Derbyshire residents are being warned of the dangers of buying slimming products which may contain a dangerous chemical.
Following an alert from the Department of Health, Derbyshire County Council is warning anyone thinking of buying slimming aids like fat burners and food supplements, particularly over the internet, to look out for the chemical DNP (2,4 Dinitrophenol).
In Derbyshire, there are no known medical cases linked to DNP but the substance, which is an industrial chemical not fit for human consumption and illegal to use in foodstuffs, has caused three deaths nationally so far this year. READ MORE...
Call To Apply For Armed Forces Covenant Grant Scheme
Wednesday 21st August 2013 Grants for projects that encourage local people to understand and support our Armed Forces are now available.
Derbyshire County Council has joined together with all district and borough councils in the county, as well as Derby City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the Armed Forces, to assess local bids for funding from the national Armed Forces Community Covenant Scheme.
Suitable applications will be endorsed by the local partnership before being submitted to the Ministry of Defence. READ MORE...
Unemployment Twice Average For Derbyshire's Young People
Tuesday 20th August 2013 New figures released by Derbyshire County Council show that the unemployment rate for under 25's in the county is around twice the average - and the rate is also higher than the England average.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, Councillor Joan Dixon said: "Youth employment is continuing to be a real problem across the country and here in Derbyshire.
"The Coalition Government is not doing enough for young people. Many are facing an uncertain future and without a decent job are unable to even think of a home of their own." READ MORE...
Synergy Fundraiser For Orchid Male Cancer Charity At Casa
Friday 16th August 2013 A black tie event to be held next month is hoping to help promote and raise awareness of male cancer.
Synergy Sports Academy - in conjunction with Orchid male cancer charity - will be holding the evening at the Casa Hotel in September and is hoping for your support in raising vital funds for a charity that works throughout the year, to support and advise men suffering from the disease.
Synergy Sports Academy continues to work with grass roots football to develop talented young players from around Derbyshire and the... READ MORE...
Spireites Community Trust Fun Run To Aid Charities
Friday 16th August 2013 It's been announced that The Chesterfield FC Community Trust's 5K Fun Run will take place again next month.
The annual event will take place on Sunday, September 1st, with the 5k race starting at 10am and the fun run getting underway an hour later.
Money raised will go to the Chesterfield FC Community Trust and Ashgate Hospice.
The 5k race costs £12 to enter and starts at Sheepbridge with competitors running to the Proact Stadium, finishing with half a lap of the pitch. READ MORE...
Good Voice? The Lah-Di-Dah Ladies Seek Another 'Lah'!
Friday 16th August 2013 'Lah Di Dah' are a Ladies Vocal Harmony group who perform regularly around Chesterfield and The Peak District, often doing a great job fundraising for Charities.
The 4 founder members of Lah Di Dah have been singing together for 4 years although their latest member (with a lot of previous experience) has been with them for just 4 weeks!
The group intends to remain small (12 at the moment) but a few new members would be more than welcome! READ MORE...
Students Do Derbyshire Proud With A Level Results
Thursday 15th August 2013 A Level students in Derbyshire continue to do the county proud, information released today shows.
Figures from all of the 28 maintained Derbyshire County Council schools and academies which offer post-16 education show that: 2,725 students received their Level 3 (A Level and equivalent) results today (Thursday 15th August); the percentage of students achieving three A* and A grades improved this year by 2.3% to 13.3% while the national percentage is reported to have fallen; the percentage of students achieving at least one of the higher grades - A*, A or B - rose by 5.9% to 68.8%; the pass rate in Derbyshire remains above the national average... READ MORE...
Cancer Charity Announce 'Light The Night' Partnership
Wednesday 14th August 2013 A leading regional businessman from the sport and leisure sector, has backed a charity fundraising walk, which will be started by Sheffield’s golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill.
Dave Allen is sponsoring Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity's 'Light the Night' event in his role as Chairman of Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants and Owlerton Greyhound Stadium.
Through the partnership, the charity will receive a generous donation to support the event. READ MORE...
Work Begins On Killamarsh Housing Scheme
Tuesday 13th August 2013 Work to demolish post-war properties and replace them with new council homes is now underway in Killamarsh, as part of a major regeneration project in North East Derbyshire.
Dozens of tenants joined a community celebration to mark the start of construction work on The Bungalows site, off Sheffield Road - watching on as the first of their defective homes was demolished.
The £10.5m scheme is being led by North East Derbyshire District Council in partnership with its housing management company Rykneld Homes. READ MORE...
Whittington Cricket, Community And Charity Festival
Monday 12th August 2013 - Cricket coverage sponsored by AUTOWORLD
To celebrate 60 years since Old Whittington Cricket Club was founded, there's a gala event on Brearley Park, Sunday 18th August.
The festival includes a T20 tournament but will also see the park filled with other attractions for the whole family.
The current custodians of cricket in the village, Whittington Wanderers, will be hosting the charity team from St Luke's Hospice, Crab CC. The third team in the tournament will be a special community team, Whittington... READ MORE...
Council Welcomes Watchdog Action On Quick Home Sales
Monday 12th August 2013 Derbyshire County Council has welcomed an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation into unfair business practices in the quick home sale market.
The OFT announced this week it is investigating practices by companies that left struggling homeowners tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket.
Council leaders support the OFT action and are now calling on local people to report firms that use unscrupulous tactics to get people to part with their homes at knock-down prices. READ MORE...
Only A Few Weeks Left To Try Out For Staveley MWFC Juniors
Monday 12th August 2013 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
There are a only a few weeks remaining for any local junior footballers to try out for an exciting junior football opportunity to play for Staveley MWFC!
Firstly, the U15s - as they are essentially a new squad this season - are looking for a few more quality players to add to the existing core of the team, to carry on the junior successes of this successful and ambitious local football club.
If you're a parent, and think your kids are up to Staveley MWFC's demanding standards - or you're the 14 year old yourself - and you're... READ MORE...
£7.5m Investment To Boost Tourism With Pedal Power
Monday 12th August 2013 Tourism in Derbyshire has been given a multi-million pound boost now a Derbyshire County Council-led project to enhance traffic-free cycle trails into the Peak District has been given the green light.
Pedal Peak is designed to put an estimated 3.5million people within reach of the Peak District National Park's cycle network - either directly by bike in less than an hour or following a short train ride.
And plans moved a step closer today when the Department for Transport announced it would stump up £5m for the project. READ MORE...
Official Spireites Partner App Keeps Fans Informed On The Go
Monday 12th August 2013
As Spireites' season has kicked off so positively, keeping up to date with the latest Spireites news just got easier with the launch of the Chesterfield Football Club official partner mobile app which was released this weekend, marking the first home game (and home win) of the season, against Cheltenham.
Developed by the new Community Stand sponsors, local Chesterfield law firm, Spencers Solicitors, the free mobile app will be the go-to hub for the latest developments in the team's campaign throughout the season. READ MORE...
Residents Have Their Say On Key Gateway Artwork
Friday 9th August 2013 Chesterfield residents are able to vote for the public artwork they would like to see at a key gateway to the town centre.
The project, led by Chesterfield Borough Council, aims to raise the profile of Chesterfield as a place to invest, visit and live.
Funding of £500,000 has been secured from Barratt Homes - who are responsible for new housing developments in the borough, including on the former Chesterfield Football Club site on Saltergate - and from the European Regional Development Fund for the project. READ MORE...
Local Mum Wendy (Body) Builds Success At 45
Thursday 8th August 2013 - Other Sports coverage sponsored by CASA Hotel
The old adage says that "life begins at 40" - and one local lady has certainly proved that as she took second place in a body building competition last weekend, having only taken up the discipline a year ago.
Wendy Ally, 45, of Clowne, competed in the British Natural bodybuilding Federation regional heats in Derby for the first time on Sunday and, along with her second place, earned the chance to compete in the National finals in September.
The Chesterfield Post spoke with Wendy on Monday, when she... READ MORE...
The Nenna Kind Cancer Support Centre's 1940's Evening
Wednesday 7th August 2013
Just like the Chesterfield Prostate Cancer Support Groups 1940's themed tea and cake celebration on Friday 9th August, the Nenna Kind Cancer Support Group is having it's own 1940's themed evening a week later - at Chesterfield FC's PROACT Stadium on Friday 16th August!
A fantastic evening of 1940's swing music, where you can enjoy supper and dancing along to the sounds of 'Swingamathing', from 7pm until midnight and, while it's not compulsory, you're all encouraged to wear 1940's costume - for which there will be a prize for the best outfit! READ MORE...
Traders Set To Move In To Chesterfield's New Market Hall
Wednesday 7th August 2013 All of the traders who were previously trading from Chesterfield's Market Hall have been offered space in the new Market Hall when it re-opens this autumn.
The iconic building, owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, is due to open in October after a redevelopment which has cost £4 million in build costs.
The council has been working with traders to offer an improved shopping experience to customers new and old when the market hall opens again. Each of the potential traders were asked to present a business case setting out what... READ MORE...
1940's Tea & Cake Party In Aid Of Prostate Cancer Support
Tuesday 6th August 2013 The Chesterfield Prostate Cancer Support Group are having a 1940's themed 'Tea & Cake' celebration on Friday 9th August at Calow Community Centre, raising funds in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
The 1940s theme came about from Charles Huggins, who in 1941, discovered and developed 'Hormone Therapy' treatment for Prostate cancer. Then in 1945, Terence Millin introduced the retropubic prostatectomy - surgery where the prostate is removed through an incision in the abdomen and both are still used to this day! The Party takes place at Calow Community Centre, Allpits Road, Calow in Chesterfield on Friday August 9th from 11am to 2pm. For more details, call 01246 201366.
Council Urges Residents To 'Have Your Say On HS2'
Tuesday 6th August 2013 Residents are being urged by Derbyshire County Council to have their say on the Government's plans for a high speed rail link from London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester (HS2).
The route travels through Derbyshire on its way from Birmingham to Leeds. A station for the East Midlands is planned for Toton, and a maintenance depot is on the cards for Staveley.
Councillor Andy Botham, Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport said: "High Speed Rail is going to be a fantastic..." READ MORE...
Britain's Housing Recovery Evident In Chesterfield
Monday 5th August 2013 Signs of the UK housing market's "meaningful recovery" are evident in the East Midlands town of Chesterfield, according to Destination Chesterfield.
Developer Miller Homes East Midlands has described Chesterfield as being "at the top of the wish list for many couples, families and individuals looking to buy."
Miller Homes is one of a number of developers currently building more than 200 new in the borough, with more planned on a 1.94 hectare site of a former school. READ MORE...
Are You A Man, 65+? Take Ten Minutes To Save Your life!
Friday 2nd August 2013 Men aged 65 and over from Derbyshire are being encouraged to come forward for life-saving screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (also known as AAAs), as part of a national screening programme.
The aim of the NHS AAA Screening Programme is to reduce deaths from the condition by up to 50%, by encouraging men aged 65 and over to come forward for screening for this potentially life threatening condition.
In some men, as they get older, the wall of the aorta, which is the main blood vessel in the abdomen, can become weak. It can then start to... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield Fostering Focus
Thursday 1st August 2013 There are just under 700 children in care in Derbyshire and they all need a place to call home. That's where foster carers step in to play a vital role in a child's life.
This August sees the launch of Derbyshire County Council's first ever Chesterfield Fostering Focus and the council's fostering team will be out and about on the streets of the town talking to people about making the first steps into caring.
The team will be at the following venues: on Friday August 9th at the Action Housing Party in the Park 10am - 3pm, on Monday August 19th at... READ MORE...
New Sponsor For Staveley MWFC's News
Wednesday 31st July 2013 - Staveley MWFC news sponsors - HKL Specialists Ltd
We are pleased to announce a new sponsor for the Staveley MWFC news section on the Chesterfield Post - HKL Specialists Ltd.
HKL and Staveley MWFC boss Terry Damms has expanded his backing for his club by becoming the new section sponsor for what is essentially Chesterfield's 'second' football club after the Spireites.
He has great plans for the club to move forward and has been busy reshaping things for the better after what was a turbulent last season. READ MORE...
40th Anniversary Memorial For Markham Pit Disaster
Tuesday 30th July 2013 The first two figures in a memorial to miners who lost their lives down a Derbyshire pit, along with a memorial stone next to the pit entrance, have been unveiled today during an event to mark the 40th anniversary of one of the county's worst mining tragedies.
Eighteen miners died and 11 others suffered serious injury, when the mechanical brake failed on a lift carrying them to the coalface failed at Markham Colliery on 30th July, 1973 and they plummeted to the bottom of the shaft.
It was the third disaster at the colliery following accidents READ MORE & VIDEO...
A Sports Centre For The 21st Century
Monday 29th July 2013 We have today received images of what the proposed new Leisure Centre at Queen's Park Annexe would look like.
Currently subject to a consultation process - and the subject of debate at last week's council meeting when a 4,500 strong petition against the proposals was handed in - the new centre is expected to replace the 40 year old current facility, which the council says would cost £3million to refurbish and make good.
The first stage consultation was a huge success with 836 responses and facilities ranked in order of importance, with a 25 metre swimming pool... READ MORE...
A Record Breaking Ashover Charity Classic Car & Bike Show
Monday 29th July 2013 Local charities are set to benefit after a record number of classic cars, bikes and enthusiasts turned up at the picturesque Ashover Show Ground, near Chesterfield, this last Sunday for an all-day rally, which has raised thousands of pounds for local charities.
Organised jointly for the third year running by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock, the charities to benefit this year from the Ashover Charity Classic Car and Bike Show will be Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline, Weston Park Cancer Charity, Hope Springs Recovery Centre - which helps local people with drugs and alcohol addiction... READ MORE...
Derbyshire County Council Appoints New Chief Executive
Monday 29th July 2013
Derbyshire County Council has selected Mr Ian Stephenson as its next Chief Executive.
Mr Stephenson has been temporarily covering the job following the departure of former Chief Executive, Nick Hodgson in June.
The £138,000 a year post was advertised nationally and interviews took place over two days at County Hall in Matlock on July 25th and 26th with Mr Stephenson announced as the successful candidate on Friday 26th July. READ MORE...
The Debate Over The Future Of Queen's Park Leisure Centre
Thursday 25th July 2013
The subject of Queen's Park Leisure Centre has made many headlines in recent months - with Chesterfield Borough Council currently running a community consultation, into a proposed new 21st century health and leisure complex.
The proposed new complex would be built on the site of the derelict Queen's Park Annexe - and local campaigners are against this, suggesting alternative ways that the council could provide what they feel would be a more cost effective facility on the existing site. READ MORE & AUDIO...
'Listening To Chesterfield' - MP Toby Perkins Hits The Streets
Friday 26th July 2013
Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins will be 'Listening to Chesterfield' in a big way this summer - hoping to meet and hear from 10,000 people across Chesterfield in a huge programme of listening street surgeries.
The MP, local Councillors and his team will take to the streets over the parliamentary recess in events in every single ward in his Chesterfield constituency, asking residents about issues as diverse as their experiences of the NHS and the recent benefit reforms, to plans for new developments in the town centre and the changes to school holiday permissions. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Recruiting Reserve Fire Crew
Wednesday 24th July 2013
With possible industrial action looming for the Fire Service Union, local Fire Crew bosses have initiated contingency plans which mean that they are looking to recruit reserve fire crews who would serve in the advent of strike action.
A statement issued by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service today says, "The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is currently balloting its members regarding industrial action over their dispute with the Government on Pension Reform. This ballot is due to close on the 29th August 2013." READ MORE...
The Late Cllr Reynolds Honoured With Footpath Renaming
Wednesday 24th July 2013 A footpath in St. Helen's has been renamed 'Reynolds Way' in memory of the late Cllr Trevor Reynolds, a local community activist.
Reynolds' Way, linking Newland Dale with Highfield Road, had fallen into a dilapidated state in recent years. Former Chesterfield Borough Labour councillor, Trevor Reynolds, had campaigned long and hard to secure investment to tidy up the trail.
Unfortunately Trevor, who died in 2011, was unable to see the fruits of his labours - but the local community backed a bid to rename the route... READ MORE...
Were You A Chesterfield 'Dirty Stop Out' In the '80s?
Tuesday 23rd July 2013 A book that has already successfully reunited hundreds of old friends and amassed over 2,500 followers on Facebook goes on sale this week.
As we reported previously, the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Chesterfield' has been put together by local author Neil Anderson, a former Manor School and Chesterfield School pupil who grew up in the town in the era.
Interest in his project quickly snowballed after he launched a Facebook group so people could share photos and memories. READ MORE...
Consultation Continues On Queen's Park Sports Centre Plans
Monday 22nd July 2013 The second phase of the public consultation into plans by Chesterfield Borough Council to build a replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre is to begin.
More than 800 people responded to the first stage of a public consultation, which happened between 24th May and 14th June, (as previously reported HERE) and asked centre users, sports clubs and residents what facilities the new centre should have.
The top five facilities requested were: 25 metre swimming pool; Multi-purpose sports hall; Gym/fitness suite; Children's water fun area; Learner pool. READ MORE...
Frankie The Singing Dog 'Leads' The Way At Church Service
Monday 22nd July 2013 Last week may have seen the hottest day of the year so far in most parts of the UK but, several important guests at Sunday morning's special open-air service at All Saints Church, Ashover, turned up wearing fur coats!
The VIPs (that's Very Important Pets), were attending a special celebration for animals of all shapes, colours and sizes, as well as their human owners.
Church members without a pet were encouraged to bring a cuddly toy and so, the service went ahead with various live dogs and frequent... READ MORE...
MP Provides Food For Thought For Hospital
Friday 19th July 2013
After a report identified some weaknesses within Chesterfield Royal Hospital's food service for patients, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins today went along to see for himself how patients receive their food on wards - and sample a lunch to see the standard of food served.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), who regulate and inspect GP's surgeries and hospitals, issued a report after visiting the Calow site, served Chesterfield Royal Hospital with a notice to improve after they said that patients were "not fully protected against risks of inadequate nutrition and dehydration". READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins To Address Meeting Of CCTN
Friday 19th July 2013
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield and Shadow Small Business Minister, will be addressing the meeting of the Chesterfield Construction Trades Network today, between 3.00pm and 5.00pm, at Chesterfield FC's PROACT Stadium.
Mr Perkins will also be fielding questions from the floor and listening to the concerns of local tradespeople.
Attendees can air their views on what is happening to the construction industry in Chesterfield at the moment. Maybe a bad experience with a main contractor? Finding it difficult to attract suitably qualified/experienced workers? Is enough being done to create opportunities for the tradesperson in Chesterfield? READ MORE...
Jobs Boost In Chesterfield With NHS Recruitment Campaign
Thursday 18th July 2013 The NHS is providing a jobs boost with a major recruitment open day at Chesterfield Football Club organised by Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS) NHS Trust.
The recruitment open day on Wednesday, July 24th - from 10.00am until 8pm - will offer scores of job opportunities in the local Chesterfield area to join Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust's 5,000 - strong staff, caring for patients across the county.
DCHS NHS Trust is one of only a small number of specialist community Trusts in the country providing a broad range of services from children's and adult care to older people's care and older people's... READ MORE...
Pay-As-You-Go Driving Comes To Derbyshire!
Thursday 18th July 2013 Secretary of State and MP for Derby Dales, Patrick McLoughlin, is to attend Co-wheels Car Club launch event at Newholme Hospital, Bakewell on Thursday 25th July at 10.30am.
Co-wheels have contracted with Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS) NHS Trust to provide 10 pool cars for use by hospital staff at six sites across the county - Chesterfield, Bakewell, Belper, Clay Cross Hospital, Church View (Clay Cross) and Darley Dale. Outside office hours these cars will be available to the general public. READ MORE...
Different Type Of 'Boot' For Staveley MWFC At Car Boot Sale
Thursday 18th July 2013
Staveley MWFC are holding their inaugural Car Boot Sale at their Inkersall Road ground in Staveley on Saturday 20th July, starting at 11am.
The sale is FREE for buyers and, to make things even more comfortable in the hot weather, the club house café and bar will be open all day to refresh you with a nice cold beer and a burger!
There is a £5 charge for 'Car Booters' and the sale will be taking place around the pitch perimeter. There is also plenty of FREE parking... READ MORE...
Hero Soldier Visits Local Firm For Afternoon Tea
Wednesday 17th July 2013 Ben Parkinson MBE, Ambassador Patron for www.pilgrimbandits.org, was guest of honour at Franke Sissons 'get-to-know-us' afternoon tea on Friday 12th July in Chesterfield.
The horrendously injured soldier, who has both survived and continued to make amazing progress, following an IED explosion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2006, visited Chesterfield to learn more about Franke Sissons' steel manufacturing business and the other charities and causes the local company supports.
As a memento of his visit, staff at the Company designed... READ MORE...
Councillor Calls For Cricket To Inspire Active Lifestyles
Wednesday 17th July 2013 - Cricket coverage sponsored by AUTOWORLD
The four day cricket match between Derbyshire and Yorkshire at Queen's Park, Chesterfield this week, will be attended by 500 local school children.
The juniors will form a guard of honour as the players enter the field, receive a talk regarding the values and history of the game, play Kwik Cricket on the field during the interval and gain autograph opportunities with players.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, hopes attending the match... READ MORE...
4 Lucky Winners Of Our Chesterfield Cricket Ticket Competition
Monday 15th July 2013 - Cricket coverage sponsored by AUTOWORLD
We now have the 4 lucky winners of our Free Pair of Tickets Competition for either Derbyshire's LV= County Championship game v Yorkshire or the Friends Life t20 game v Durham during this week's Chesterfield Festival of Cricket at Queen's Park, Chesterfield.
They are B Woodhead of Walton and S Waller of Grassmoor who both chose the t20 Durham game on Sunday 21st July and J Sockett of Chesterfield and G Biggs who both went for the 4 day game against Yorkshire starting on Wednesday 17th July. Congratulations to those four and thank you for all your entries... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Man Graduates As Royal Air Force Officer
Saturday 13th July 2013 As Chesterfield begins festivities today at the Staveley Armed Forces Weekend, news this week of a newly-qualified Royal Air Force Officer from Chesterfield, who is flying high after recently graduating from a prestigious military academy.
James Bown, 23, graduated as a Flying Officer from Initial Officer Training Course (IOTC) 31 at the Officer and Aircrew Cadet Training Unit at Royal Air Force College Cranwell, near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.
James joined 29 other cadets, including representatives from... READ MORE...
Business Secretary Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable To Visit Chesterfield
Friday 12th July 2013 The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP - the Secretary of State for Business, Skills and Innovation - will meet business leaders from Chesterfield at an exclusive dinner at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium from 6.30pm on Saturday 13th July.
Dr Cable - who is responsible for the Coalition Government's business brief - will deliver a keynote speech before taking questions from delegates during an interactive Q&A.
The event will give Midland businesses the opportunity to... READ MORE...
MP Urges Locals To Back Staveley Armed Forces Weekend
Tuesday 9th July 2013 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins is mustering the public to join him in celebrating the work of armed service personnel, past and present, at the annual Staveley Armed Forces Weekend.
Taking place in Poolsbrook Country Park on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July, organisers, Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association, say this year's event promises to be their biggest yet, with the highlight a flypast from a World War II Dakota aircraft on both days.
Saturday begins with a military parade led by a brass band to the... READ MORE...
Loads Of Legends As Teams Named For Charity Cricket Match
Thursday 11th July 2013 - Cricket coverage sponsored by AUTOWORLD
Aussie Legend Glenn McGrath has named a side packed with former Australia and England internationals as Derbyshire Legend Kim Barnett leads a Cricket Derbyshire side containing a further array of club legends for Monday's 'Chesterfield Turns Pink' Charity Twenty20.
While Damian Martyn. Ian Harvey, Phil Jacques and Jason Gillespie lead the Aussie contingent alongside captain McGrath, Yorkshire and England favourite Darren Gough will also be rolling back the years for the BuyMobiles.net McGrath Foundation XI. READ MORE...
Sophie Adds Queen's Scout Award To Her Many Achievements
Thursday 11th July 2013 Not content with the challenge of studying for her A Levels, an adventurous student at Ockbrook School has now added the Queen's Scout Award to her long list of personal achievements.
17 year old Sophie Martin from Alfreton is the first member of Alfreton District to achieve the coveted Queen's Scout Award. Sophie has already received her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and has been busy fitting all her adventures around studying for four A Levels.
A very proud and excited Sophie received her honours from... READ MORE...
'Owzat For A Great Set Of Pink Wheels!
Tuesday 9th July 2013 Chesterfield Auto Retailer, Autoworld Suzuki - has entered into the spirit of the Chesterfield Turns Pink Twenty20 - by donating a pink car!
Chesterfield will turn pink on Monday 15th July, as Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath spearheads a star-studded charity Twenty20 line-up in support of the McGrath Foundation, the Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation and Breast Cancer Care.
And supporters, both at the ground and during the build-up, now have an opportunity to win a brand new Pink Suzuki Alto, with raffle tickets to be sold... READ MORE...
40 Jobs And £0.5 Million Investment Comes To Chesterfield
Tuesday 9th July 2013 Britain may be in the grip of a recession but once again, Chesterfield has proved it has economic potential with the announcement this morning that Home Bargains is investing approximately £500,000 in a new store in town, which will open its doors on Saturday, 13th July.
The top brand, bottom price retailer is creating up to 40 new jobs in the community, with its latest store located on Lordsmill Street adjacent to TKMaxx.
This will be the third store to open in Derbyshire, joining more than 300 others across the UK. With plans to open another 50 stores throughout the... READ MORE...
Giving Carers Care - Chesterfield 'Angels' Hit 1 Year Mark
Monday 8th July 2013 They are the hidden army within Derbyshire - in fact, throughout the UK. 112,000 people in our county care for someone they love - someone with an illness or a disability, and many of those will be elderly or infirm themselves.
Sadly, many of those will at some point struggle to cope with 'coping', but many will remain too proud to seek help, and become ill themselves. Many of that number are not registered, believing that it is his or her 'duty' to care for someone close.
One year ago, an organisation was set up in Chesterfield to... READ MORE...