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Royal visitors to Chatsworth

Hundreds gathered in the warm summer sunshine at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire today to welcome some special guests.

Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were visiting the stately home as part of a tour of the region and were greeted warmly by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. And the Queen had something very special to say about a traditional local delicacy. Martin Fisher reports.

The Queen arrives at Chatsworth House

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have been greeted at Chatsworth House in the Derbyshire Dales by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Queen arrives at Chatsworth House

It will be one of numerous visits that the Queen has made over the years to the famous stately home, which has been the seat of the Cavendish family since 1549.

Queen arrives at Chatsworth House

After meeting staff and seeing restoration work, the Queen and Duke will chat with people who take part in mountain and dog search and rescue and also cave rescue operations.

They will be presented to Peak District Park rangers and air ambulance crew and some 80 members of Derbyshire voluntary and charity organisations before enjoying a private lunch.

Appeal for information about rape four years ago

Detectives investigating a rape in Derbyshire in 2010 believe some residents of Boston may have information that could help police track down the offender.

Officers are continuing an inquiry into allegations made by a woman, who was 50 at the time, that she was raped in her home on Westlea, Clowne.

The offence happened sometime between 1.45am and 2.10am on Thursday 26th August 2010 and despite extensive enquiries by Derbyshire officers the offender has not been traced.

Detective Sergeant Ryan Finnegan said:

"We have forensic evidence which we hope will help us build a case against the offender or eliminate any innocent suspects.

"We now have information that some people from Boston were staying in the Clowne area at the time and may have known the victim. We think they may be able help us".


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Campaigners call for more support for armed forces veterans

Members of the Armed Forces Credit: Laura Lean/PA Wire

Organisers of a new initiative to support armed forces veterans in Chesterfield are calling for it to be rolled out across the country.

The Chesterfield Armed Forces and Veterans Hub was set up this year to give support to veterans on a range of issues including finance, mental health and housing.

It's based at the town's football stadium on the last Friday of every month.

Residents' fear over housing development near radioactive waste

Residents from a village in Derbyshire say they're worried a planned new housing development could churn up radioactive waste from a nearby quarry.

Developers want to build more than a hundred homes on land close to a tip used by Rolls Royce, to dump low-level nuclear material.

But campaigners fear the construction work could disturb the radioactive material and cause contamination.

Phil Brewster reports:

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