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13 November 2014

Spireites fan wins national award

Chesterfield fan Mick Beddingham has been named the Sky Bet League 1 Fan of the Month for October.

12 November 2014

Fewer people claiming jobseekers benefits

The number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) in October fell by more than 1,900 according to figures released today.

11 November 2014

Growing Chesterfield firm named industry's best

Recon Electrical has triumphed in the national 2014 Electrical Industry awards, putting the business on track to expand further.

11 November 2014 Town centre gift shop revamped
Bigwicks in Chesterfield Market Hall has been given a facelift to celebrate its win at the town's first Retail Awards.
11 November 2014 Residents to have a say on council budgets
Residents will be asked how they think the council should spend money raised through Council Tax at the next round of Chesterfield Borough Council's community assembly meetings.
10 November 2014 Magical Alice in Wonderland experience opens at Chatsworth
Visitors to Chatsworth can now head down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass into the vivid and fantastical world inspired by author Lewis Carroll in his classic 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.
10 November 2014 Special event planned for Chesterfield FC fans
A unique Fans' Forum event will take place at the Proact Stadium next month, giving supporters an opportunity to find out more about the club's academy/development centre and player recruitment plans.
6 November 2014 National recognition for Chesterfield crafters
A Chesterfield knitting group has earned a special mention on the Innocent Smoothies website after working together to create over 4000 tiny hats for ‘The Big Knit.
6 November 2014 Cash injection of £10m to boost tourism in the north
News that the government is planning to pump £10 million into promoting tourism in northern England has been given an enthusiastic welcome by Visit Peak District & Derbyshire.
5 November 2014 The town ‘steels' itself for Made in Chesterfield Week
Chesterfield Champion Franke Sissons Ltd, is kicking off an entire week dedicated to celebrating the town's manufacturing heritage by unveiling a brand new sculpture which has been designed and made by the firm's apprentices and students from Parkside School
4 November 2014 Football programme helps to improve local literacy skills
Football is being used to engage with students from local schools in an initiative designed to improve communication and literacy skills.
4 November 2014 Housekeeper's tale goes behind the scenes at Chatsworth
A new book has been published by Christine Robinson, the Head Housekeeper at Chatsworth, who has been employed at the estate since 1974.
3 November 2014 Santa sails into Chesterfield
Santa Claus appeared at Tapton Lock, Chesterfield Canal this weekend for the launch of this year's Santa Special Cruises.
3 November 2014 Town centre retailer wins prestigious award
Cashbrokers in Chesterfield has been named Best New Store in the UK at this year's National Pawnbroking Association annual ceremony.
3 November 2014 Chesterfield to unite in honour of fallen
A number of events are being held across Chesterfield to allow residents to pay tribute to those who have given their lives in conflicts.
30 October 2014 More jobs in pipeline at Markham Vale
Up to 100 new jobs are to be created at Markham Vale as Chesterfield-based manufacturer, Inspirepac has announced its plans for a multi-million pound expansion project.
30 October 2014 Business protection advice to be offered at free breakfast seminar
Local businesses are being offered help to understand how to protect themselves legally at a free breakfast seminar taking place from 08.00am to 09.30am on Friday 21st November at Casa Hotel in Chesterfield.
30 October 2014 Chesterfield's best restaurant named at 2014 Food and Drink awards
The Old Post Restaurant on Holywell Street, has been crowned Chesterfield's best restaurant of 2014 at the town's Food and Drink Awards, which returned for the second year running on Wednesday 29 October.
29 October 2014 Large video screen to be installed at Proact Stadium
The matchday experience at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium is set to be improved significantly with the installation of a superb new 30sqm video screen.
28 October 2014 Innovative digital art comes to Vicar Lane Shopping Centre
Colourful digital artwork and animation will illuminate Vicar Lane this Sunday 23rd November when the town's Christmas Lights are switched on for 2014.
28 October 2014 Building work starts on new housing scheme
Work is underway on a £3 million housing scheme that will provide 22 new homes for pensioners in Chesterfield.
28 October 2014 Engineering showcase on way for Made in Chesterfield Week
A unique travelling showcase for advanced engineering will roll into the Proact Stadium for Made in Chesterfield week on Thursday 13 November.
27 October 2014 Gold for Ringwood Hall Hotel
Ringwood Hall Hotel has scooped a Gold Award at this year's East Midlands in Bloom ceremony in the Best Hotel/Pub Gardens category.
27 October 2014 Join in the fun of the fireworks
The skies above Chesterfield will light up during a spectacular show as Chesterfield Borough Council's fireworks extravaganza returns.
27 October 2014 Brimington children enjoy new park facilities
New play equipment and better drainage has now been installed at Thistle Park in Brimington.
27 October 2014 Chesterfield's table tennis star shortlisted for Derbyshire Sports Awards
Chesterfield's Liam Pitchford is one of four medallists who shone at this summer's Commonweath Games in the race for the top honour at the 2014 Derbyshire Sports Awards, sponsored by the University of Derby.
27 October 2014 Latest HS2 report welcomed by Sheffield City Region
Chairman of HS2 Ltd, Sir David Higgins has today released his second report on the future of high speed rail in Great Britain.
27 October 2014 Latest high speed rail report not firm enough on East Midlands HS2 hub
Following publication this morning of Sir David Higgins' Report on HS2, the Chamber is calling on the region to unite to remove doubt and uncertainty over plans for the location of the East Midlands hub.
23 October 2014 Government and Sheffield City Region sign £325 million Growth Deal
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, will today join up with council and business leaders from across Sheffield City Region to sign a £325 million Growth Deal
23 October 2014 Local bank named best for customer satisfaction
Handelsbanken, the fast-growing relationship bank, was today rated top for customer satisfaction for the sixth year running, in an independent survey of British banks' personal and business customers.