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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 February, 2004, 07:29 GMT
Derby suffers identity crisis
One of the world's top travel guides has placed Derby in the West Midlands.

The Rough Guide to Britain puts Derby and the Peak District in the same chapter as Stratford, Warwick and Hereford.

It comes after the city failed to even get a mention in a brochure promoting tourism in the East Midlands.

The East Midlands Development Agency failed to mention Derby in its brochure despite promoting rival cities Nottingham, Leicester and Lincoln.

But the Rough Guide is not the only publication to get in a muddle over Derbyshire's landmarks.

On Saturday, the Guardian ran a front page story about the Nine Ladies Anti Quarry Campaign - referring to the ancient monument as the "Nine Sisters".

An accompanying map labelled the towns Wirksworth and Bakewell as "Winksworth and Blakewell".


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