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DERBYSHIRE DENIES SHREDDING DIANA NOTES

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Derbyshire CC has denied a national newspaper's claim that it sent 120,000 messages of condolence over the death of...
Derbyshire CC has denied a national newspaper's claim that it sent 120,000 messages of condolence over the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, for shredding.

The story in the Sunday Mirror claimed there were 'hundreds of pages crammed into bin bags'.

But Derbyshire education chair Dave Wilcox said that up to five pages of tributes - collected at a community education centre in Chesterfield - were accidentally mixed up with paper set aside for recycling. They had been caught by staff who sift through the bins as a matter of routine and set aside any unusual items, he said.

'But for even one message to have gone astray is deeply distressing and we are desperately sorry it has happened.'
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