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Women against 'state pension inequality' to protest in Chesterfield

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Campaigners against changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s will hold a protest in Chesterfield today.

Members of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) say the speed at which the change was introduced to increase the age to 65 in 1995, did not give women the chance to make plans for retirement.

The group does not want the pension age to revert back to 60, but wants a a 'bridging' pension to cover the gap from age 60 until State Pension Age - not means-tested and with compensation for losses for those women who have already reached their SPA.

The march in New Square will be addressed by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, Natascha Engel, the MP for North East Derbyshire and Dennis Skinner, the veteran Labour MP for Bolsover.

Jessica Ennis-Hill to open Chatsworth Country Fair

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Olympic medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill will open this year's Chatsworth Country Fair in Derbyshire today.

The Sheffield heptathlete who was named honorary president of Country Fair earlier this year will kick off three days of entertainment at Bakewell, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

It is Ennis-Hill's first public engagement since she won silver at the Rio Olympics.


Rotherham man found dead in moorland named

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A man from Rotherham whose body was discovered in Derbyshire on Monday has been named by police.

Craig Nelson, also known as Craig Preston, 34, from Wath-Upon-Dearne, was found dead on the moors of the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels at around 11am on Monday.

Police say tests have revealed that he died as a result of head injuries. They believe his death is suspicious and have launched a murder inquiry.

“We’re in the process of piecing together Craig’s movements in the days leading up to his death. Did you see him in the days before? Did you speak to him or know what his plans were?

“I would urge anyone who knew him, or had contact with him before his death, to come forward as any small piece of information could be crucial.

“I’d also like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle, or anyone acting suspiciously, on the slip road off the A628 or the car park near Woodhead Tunnels at any time between 7am on Saturday 20 August and 11am on Monday 22 August."

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley
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