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Weekend Picks: New Mills Carnival

New Mills Carnival: Sat 11th June (New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire)

Visitors can have a go at learning some circus skills Credit: New Mills Carnival

Thousands are expected to join the New Mills Carnival Parade in Derbyshire this weekend.

The theme this year will be Theatre and the parade will set off at 1pm from High St, making its way along Market Street.

Among those taking part are New Mills Brass band, Urban Gypsies, Kinder Mountain Rescue, the Tin Man and The Wicked Witch, as well as New Mills Army Cadets, all local schools, and community groups including The Art Theatre and New Mills Festival.

As well as the traditional fairground and organ, visitors can have a go at learning some circus skills, bushcraft survival skills and get up close with the Majestic owls.

"New Mills Carnival attracts thousands of people from the surrounding area and this year will be no different as the long musical parade winds its way through the town centre...

Culminating in a festival of fun on the Carnival field with food stalls from around the world, local beers, live music, market stalls and huge fun fair"

– Jan Smith, Carnival volunteer

For opening times, prices and more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/NewMillsCarnival/timeline

Bolsover MP to vote for Brexit

Dennis Skinner Credit: PA

It is being reported that Dennis Skinner, MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire, will vote to leave the European Union in the upcoming referendum in two weeks time.

The veteran Labour MP had previously kept quiet over his decision.

In the past 24 hours, several Midlands MP's have had a change of heart on which way they are going to vote.

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Mike Ashley to provide written evidence to MPs on BHS

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct was involved in a failed rescue bid for BHS. Credit: PA

Mike Ashley will be allowed to provide written evidence to MPs investigating the collapse of BHS.

It was earlier revealed that the Sports Direct owner would be called before MPs to discuss why a rescue bid failed.

Search underway to find missing 15-year-old

Police in Derbyshire say they're extremely concerned for the safety of 15-year-old Taylar Hutchins who is missing from Alfreton.

Taylar was living in Leicestershire until recently and may have returned there. She may also be in the Northamptonshire area.

She is five feet five inches tall and slim. She has very long black hair and a tanned complexion. When she was last seen, yesterday afternoon (Wednesday June 8), she was wearing pink shorts, a long white polo shirt and black Ugg boots.

Officers believe she is with a man she knows, who picked her up in his vehicle.

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Unions accuse Ashley of 'defending the indefensible'

Union workers accused Mike Ashley of "defending the indefensible" during his evidence to MPs on work conditions and staff contracts at Sports Direct.

Mr Ashley admitted his firm had paid workers below the minimum wage and accepted that claims of mistreatment and poor working conditions showed the retail giant had "outgrown" him.

The Unite union attacked the tycoon on its Twitter account as his appearance at the Business Select Committee came to an end.

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'My best may not be good enough for Sports Direct'

Mike Ashley has told MPs that the claims of mistreatment and poor working conditions at Sports Direct shows the business has "definitely outgrown me".

"I can only do my best and my best may not be good enough," he said.

Mike Ashley told MPs they were 'pushing against an open door' in demanding changes to work practices.

Mr Ashley earlier pledged to implement a number of changes to working practices within 90 days.

He promised to write to MPs if the time frame needs to be extended.

"You're pushing against an open door," Mr Ashley said on his willingness to deal with issues at his retail chain.

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Ashley confirms HMRC is investigating Sports Direct

Mike Ashley has told MPs that HM Revenue and Customs is investigating Sports Direct over its failure to pay a national minimum wage.

ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills tweeted:

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