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Food foraging: how to find fresh food for free

by Hannah Stokes

We're a nation of food lovers - but the cheaper and fresher it is - the more we love it! So what do you say to handpicked food for free?

Food foraging is becoming more popular, with those in the know taking a countryside stroll and coming home laden with ingredients.

As well as saving money it can also mean unique flavours. It's rumoured London's famous Ivy restaurant was so named after the head chef added the plant to his dishes.

So we sent Hannah Stokes to Hartington's cookery school in Bakewell, to discover the secrets of the Midlands landscape.

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Sheep rustlers steal over 100 sheep in just four months

More than 100 sheep have been stolen in just four months in a spate of sheep rustling attacks in Derbyshire.

Police have urged farmers and other people in the Bakewell area to stay alert after a total of 105 crop ewes and mule ewes were stolen between September last year and this month.

All the sheep had red flock markings on their backs.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the thefts are urged to call police in Bakewell on 101, quoting reference 1998/14.

Extravaganza to educate dog owners

Yorkshire terrier playing in his owner's back garden.
Yorkshire terrier playing in his owner's back garden. Credit: PA

The Dogs Unleashed event is taking place in Bakewell Showground in Derbyshire this weekend.

It has been running for five years. The organisers say it normally attracts around 5,000 people over the two days.

The event informs the public and dog owners about issues that are regularly seen in the news, such as responsible dog ownership, relationships between children and dogs.

People will also be taught how to deal with the aggression of dogs and shown ways to socialise dogs and improve their health.

There will be microchipping, free health checks and behavioural advice at the event, which will also educate the public about working dogs - the local fire service and search and rescue dogs will be involved in this.

Clean-up operation begins after school fire

Six fire crews were needed to tackle the fire at St Anselm's school in Bakewell Credit: ITV Central

A cleanup operation is underway at the St Anselm's school in Bakewell which was damaged by fire over the weekend.

Six fire crews tackled a blaze in the sports on Saturday night. The school is due to reopen tomorrow as normal.

The roof of the sports hall at the school has been badly damaged Credit: ITV Central

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Damage caused to school in Bakewell after fire

Six fire crews were needed to tackle the fire at St Anselm's school in Bakewell
Six fire crews were needed to tackle the fire at St Anselm's school in Bakewell Credit: ITV Central
The fire broke out in the school's sports hall
The fire broke out in the school's sports hall Credit: ITV Central
Charred equipment in the sports hall's store area Credit: ITV Central
The roof of the sports hall at the school has been badly damaged Credit: ITV Central
The final crew from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue service leaving the school this lunchtime
The final crew from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue service leaving the school this lunchtime Credit: ITV Central

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue were tweeting updates through the night

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Crews from Matlock, Bakewell are currently travelling to a Building fire on Stanedge Rd, Bakewell

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There are currently 6 pumps - ALP - 2 water carriers in attendance at Stanedge rd, Bakewell - at a Building Fire - please avoid area

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