John Oliver Remembers

The Cruiser HMS Neptune sank with the loss of 764 officers and men on the night of 19 December 1941. Just one man was rescued by an Italian torpedo boat, after 5 days in the water. Among those missing presumed dead was John Olivers brother, 20 year old Thomas Oliver. The boat went down as John was preparing to celebrate his birthday  on 20 December.

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Local Plan Part 2 consultation

A consultation that will move a key future planning document a step closer to adoption has been launched. South Derbyshire District Council submitted its Local Plan Part 2 to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate for consideration back in January, with the inspector responsible now allowing the next phase of the process to proceed.

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A Bed of Roses

Little did Ann Bird think that buying half a dozen rose bushes from Tesco for her new garden when she married many years ago would lead to a lifetime passion and important role in the rose world. Her fascinating talk to Ticknall Garden Club at their May meeting told the amazing story of how she became interested in growing roses and began to exhibit them with great success and eventually was appointed to judge them at shows.

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Economic Strategy unveiled

A blueprint that points the way towards long-term economic prosperity for one of the country’s boom areas has been unveiled. The South Derbyshire Economic Development Strategy 2016-20 focuses on the local economy, attracting inward investment, boosting tourism, town centre growth and maximising opportunities presented by The National Forest.

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