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By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: January 08, 2013

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Police investigate 15 thefts from farm shop

A farm shop near Turnditch has had 15 advertising signs stolen since November.

Signs directing people to Farm Fields Farm Shop, which opened in OCtober, have been repeatedly stolen from roadsides at the Cross Keys pub at Turnditch, at the junction of Intakes Lane and Smith-Hall Lane and at Cross o The Hands.

PCSO Jo Dales at Ashbourne Police Station is appealing for anyone with information about the thefts to contact her by telephoning 101.

New cash for road repairs from Derbyshire Dales MP

A NEW cash pot for councils has been announced by Derbyshire Dales MP and Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.

A fund of £215 million has been earmarked for councils to access for essential maintenance to renew and repair roads across England following severe weather in recent years such as heavy snow and torrential rain.

Mr McLoughlin said: ““This extra money will support economic growth and development by helping local authorities to get the best out of their local road networks.”

Britain’s oldest man dies aged 110

FOUNDER of the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir and survivor of two world wars, the Rev Reg Dean has died.

Rev Dean, who celebrated his 109th birthday in Ashbourne, died on Sunday, January 6 aged 110 years and 63 days.

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