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(ˈdɑːbɪˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of N central England: contains the Peak District and several resorts with mineral springs: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the city of Derby, which became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Matlock. Pop (excluding Derby city): 743 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Derby city): 2551 sq km (985 sq miles)


(ˈdɜr biˌʃɪər, -ʃər; Brit. ˈdɑr-)

a county in central England. 988,800; 1060 sq. mi. (2630 sq. km).
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James Darbyshire, 36, is accused of smashing a side door window to gain entry and steal a TV worth PS1,000.
Visits from bring out him, he when they Sue Darbyshire, friend He was taken to the Walton Centre, which deals with patients with brain injuries, before being moved to Oak Vale Gardens, at Broadgreen Hospital, which is a specialist rehabilitation care home for those with brain injuries.
A judge told Claire Darbyshire, 36, he accepted she believed suffocating multiple sclerosis sufferer Brian, 67, was an act of mercy.
Andrew Richardson and Philip Darbyshire died while serving in the Parachute Regiment in Palestine between 1946 and 1948.
Director of the Newcastle-based architects, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK), Nicky Watson, who also tutors in the architecture department, said: "As a business always on the lookout for potential new staff.
A jury heard how Owen Hefin Williams, 71, and Robert Hughes, 58, both of Gwalchmai, Anglesey, and William David Darbyshire, 52, of Skegness but formerly from Gwalchmai, had "separately but sequentially" abused the girl from when she was eight years old until she was about 14.
Pc Paul Darbyshire was so touched by the man's story that he approached Halfords in Shirley to see if they could help in any way.
On the wall label, Darbyshire politely thanked such design companies as Branex and Kartell for kindly lending him these hideously seductive things: a covert name-and-shame exercise brilliantly smuggled in under the guise of institutional gratitude.
FR), has said that it has appointed Christopher Darbyshire as managing director in Insurance & Pension Funds Cross Asset Solutions Sales for the UK, reports Dow Jones.
uk/ The bodies of Sergeant Steven Darbyshire, Lance Corporal Michael Taylor and Marine Paul Warren, all of 40 Commando Royal Marines, were also repatriated.
The cortege carried the bodies of Sergeant Steven Darbyshire, 35, Lance Corporal Michael Taylor, 30, and Marine Paul Warren, 23, all of 40 Commando Royal Marines, Lance Corporal David Ramsden, 26, of 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, Colour Sergeant Martyn Horton, 34, Private Alex Isaac and Private Douglas Halliday, both 20, all of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment.
Sergeant Steven Darbyshire, 35, from 40 Commando, was killed in a firefight on Wednesday.