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Concerns grow for missing 15-year-old girl

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Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of a missing 15-year-old girl from Derbyshire.

Madison Broxton left her home in Chapel-en-le-Frith last Friday and hasn't been seen since.

Madison has straight, black, shoulder-length hair, blue eyes and is 5ft 3ins tall. She was last seen wearing a black Jack Wills hooded top, leggings and black trainers.

Madison has connections with Lancashire and it's thought she may have travelled there.

Anyone that may have seen her is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101 or 0345 1233333 if calling from outside the county.

Council tax in Derbyshire set for 4% rise

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Residents in Derbyshire are set to see their council tax rise by almost 4% as the council looks to balance their budget.

Councillors agreed to the rise last night as one of several ways they're trying balance the books - along with making a further 34 million pounds worth of cuts.

Increase in council tax per household

The increase in council tax works at around £46 pounds per year for the average household and would generate an additional £11 million. It comes as the authority needs to make savings of £80 million pounds over the next five years.


Four held after series of shop raids

Four arrested following a series of robberies in Derbyshire Credit: PA Wire

Four men have been arrested in connection with a series of raids in Derbyshire.

Police were called to shops in Spondon, Kirk Hallam and Ilkeston following a spate of robberies which they believe are connected.

The thieves, who wore balaclavas, threatened staff with a knife at a One Stop convenience store in Charlotte Street in Ilkeston on February 6.

Other burglaries were reported at the Diamond Spa massage parlour in Sandiacre and a residential address on Baker Avenue North.

Det. Insp Richard Burton said: “We are asking the public who may have been in the area of the crimes at the relevant times to help us with any information they can offer.

“The offenders wore masks or balaclavas which would have appeared out of place. If you have any information, no matter how small in relation to these incidents, I would urge you to get in touch."


Police appeal after man buys food with card from stolen handbag

Derbyshire Police are looking for a man who broke into a car in a supermarket car park and used a card found inside the bag to buy food.

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Police have issued CCTV stills from the store and want to speak to the man shown in the above picture.

The incident took place in December in the Morrisons store, off Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield.

A card from inside was later used to buy food at the McDonald’s restaurant in Low Pavement.

Anyone who can help should call PC Steve Gilburn on 101, quoting reference 16000411643.

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Weekend Picks: Photography in the Peaks

Eyam Hall and Craft Centre: 12:00-16:00 Saturday February 4th

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Photographers everywhere flock to the Peak District to take advantage of the beautiful scenery which covers the vast uplands at the most Southerly point of the Pennines.

The district stretches from the Midlands rights across the North West of England and over in to Yorkshire. It's an area of diverse extremes, where moorland meets stone-age and several different worlds collide.

The Peak District National Park became the first to receive the status in the UK in 1951 and attracts millions of visitors each year.

Taking part in the Eyam Hall 'Through a Lense photography walk' leaders will take you to some fantastic Peak District locations so you can get that perfect shot.

Be inspired by the beautiful Derbyshire scenery, and share ideas and tips with other passionate photographers.

The event is organised by the National Trust, booking is essential.

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