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By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: December 28, 2012

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Chimney fire at Biggin

FIRE fighters have been called to a home in Biggin after a chimney fire.

A crew from Buxton used a thermal imaging camera and chimney rods to extinguish the blaze on Thursday, December 27.

The fire started at around 9pm and fire fighters left the home an hour later.

Shrovetide ball painters confirmed

SHROVETIDE ballsare being prepared for this years game.

The balls will be painted in recognition of the men who will turn them up at the start of each days play on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.

The Tuesday ball will be painted for John Tomkinson by Simon Hellaby and the Wednesday ball for Nigel Brown by Tim Baker.

Schoolchildren sing at cathedral

SCHOOLCHILDREN have marked Christmas with music at Derby Cathedral.

Youngsters in Class 3 at Clifton Primary School sang at a charity Christmas concert for the Rainbows Hospice at Derby Cathedral in December.

The children rehearsed with Rachel Wilkes from The Derbyshire Music Partnership ahead of the concert, which raised £3,000 for the hospice.

DaleDiva album released

SINGING sensations DaleDiva have released a new 14 track album of their most popular songs including The Climb, Rolling In The Deep, To Make You Feel My Love and Valerie.

DaleDiva were a hit in Ashbourne after Lynda Jetten, who works at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, appeared with the group on Channel 5 talent show Don’t Stop Believing, which the four-part women’s chorus won.

Musical director of the Cromford-based group, Ally Law, said: “We worked really hard to produce something we could all be proud of and I’m delighted with the result.”

Message of thanks to

fundraisers from NSPCC

A MESSAGE of thanks has been sent to fund-raisers for a children’s charity in Derbyshire.

The Derbyshire community fundraising manager for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Sharon King, issued the message as 2012 drew to a close.

Fund-raising activities for the NSPCC over the last 12 months have included the Tissington Christmas Fayre, which was held at Tissington Hall and an awareness raising hike in the Buxton area.

Ms King said: “I would like to say a personal thank you to all of your readers in Derbyshire who have helped support the NSPCC throughout 2012.

It has been an incredibly busy year for the NSPCC both locally and nationally.

“Our work makes a huge difference to the lives of local children and those across the UK, but we wouldn’t be able to run our direct services or helplines without the amazing support of our community and corporate fundraising groups.”

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