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RUNNING IN APPRECIATION OF HIS WIFE’S CARE
Rodney Wood is doing the Derby Hospitals’ 15mile Cromford charity RUN on the 12th May to
raise money to aid the research and ongoing treatment provided by the Oncology
Department at the Derby Royal. He and his wife Anne are grateful for the care and attention
she has received to enable her to continue to live with cancer for the past 11 years
DUFFIELD SOLICITOR JOINS UNDERWOOD-VINNECOMBE
Derbyshire solicitor John Clarke, who started his own business in Ripley in 1988 and then
moved to Duffield in 1992, is joining the team at Underwood Vinecombe LLP as a consultant.
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway have been running trains from Duffield to Wirksworth for just under two years and
since last year they have run the “Destination Wirksworth” campaign to promote Wirksworth, Duffield and the
villages of the Ecclesbourne Valley as a great place to visit.
DUFFIELD CARNIVAL 2013
Go get your diaries, yes right now.
Turn to June and write: ‘Duffield Carnival’ on Sat 29th June.
Actually there are events throughout the whole of the preceding week, starting with the Treasure Hunt on Sunday
23rd June. The theme this year is ‘Our Derbyshire’ so get your thinking caps on and enter the procession.
We are currently appointing a new princess and her attendants, booking acts, taking bookings for stalls/pitches and
for adverts in the programme. It’s a busy time.
New faces are always welcome at our meetings. These are announced on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and take
place at the Pattenmakers in Crown Street, Duffield. Next meeting is 8pm 24th April. Email: link
AFTER TWENTY YEARS A TRIUMPH FOR DUFFIELD CUBS
A team from 1st Duffield Scout Group – Derwent Cub Pack won the Belper District Winter Competition against eight
other Cub packs during the recent annual challenge held in the Belper Congregational Church Hall.
Congratulations for winning the keenly fought competition after a gap of some 20 years!
Walking in Circles down the Derwent Valley
A new book coming out at the end of this month (April) entitled Derbyshire Ramblings -
Walking in Circles down the Derwent Valley - comprising 19 brand new circular walks, by
It's also an entertaining, light-hearted coffee-table read as it's chock-full of fascinating
historical details along with Ashley’s musings on walking, the universe and everything.
As I say at the end of the Introduction about this walk through
the Derwent Valley Heritage Way: 'Going the whole Way’ is the most fun you'll have with your
Why the source of the Derwent is Britain's only true desert
How two Peakland villages disappeared
Why the Emperor of all fountains was built
Why a lawyer's wig is good for alcoholics
Why, without Milford, there would be no Manhattan
What became of Florence Nightingale's Crimea War slippers
What links the Derwent Valley with the Grand Canyon
Why a Duffield cow saw Ashley and turned into a bull. All the questions and many more are answered in a
fascinating book. Contact: Ashley Franklin: 01332 843908 07971 920382
Lorry drivers targeted during 'fatal four' motorway operation
A six-day operation targeting lorry drivers committing the 'Fatal Four' driving offences across Derbyshire and the
Midlands found almost 250 motorists breaking the law. The Leicestershire Police led operation covered large
sections of the Midlands motorway and trunk road network, including the M1, M6, A14 and A1.
The operation was designed to tackle lorry drivers committing one or more of the 'Fatal Four' contributing factors to
road collisions - speeding, using mobile phones while driving, not wearing seatbelts and drink-driving.
It ran from Thursday, May 9 to Tuesday, May 14 with drivers being pulled over and given fines as well as advice on
the dangers of flouting driving laws.
Derbyshire Constabulary's Roads Policing Unit and their counterparts from Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire,
Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, and Warwickshire Police used an unmarked HGV to covertly film
drivers committing one or more of the 'Fatal Four' offences.
Those seen to be breaking the law were pulled over by officers in marked police vehicles on to the hard shoulder or
nearby motorway services to be dealt with.
A total of 243 offences were committed, including 157 drivers not wearing seatbelts, 42 using mobile phones and 1
for speeding, the remainder comprised other offences such as vehicles being over their weight limit and drivers not
being in proper control of their vehicles.
Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, head of Roads Policing in Derbyshire, said: "These offences are key contributing
factors to fatal and serious collisions. This joint week of action is part of our ongoing strategy to reduce the number
of collisions on our roads. "What we are trying to achieve is to let drivers of heavy goods vehicles know we are out
looking for these offences. "As well as enforcement, my officers engaged with the drivers in the hope of changing
their behaviour behind the wheel."
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