News archive from 1 December 2017

Little Eaton Pensioner Kenneth Ambrose admits forcing cyclist off the road

A pensioner forced a cyclist off the road sending the rider over the handlebars. He then drove off leaving the injured man helpless by the roadside. Kenneth Ambrose swerved towards the rider in Alfreton Road, Little Eaton, and “squeezed him off the...

 

There'll be a huge supermoon this weekend - and it's expected to be the most spectacular one yet

We've had a year of spectacular celestial events in 2017, from conjunctions of the planets to dazzling meteor showers. And now, we are set for an equally stunning end to the year. This weekend will see the 'Cold Moon' - the last full moon of the year...

 
Damian Green computer porn claims: 'Thousands' of images viewed

Damian Green computer porn claims: 'Thousands' of images viewed

A former Scotland Yard detective has told BBC News he was "shocked" by the amount of pornography viewed on a computer seized from the Commons office of senior Tory MP Damian Green. Neil Lewis examined the device during a 2008 inquiry into...

BBC, 06:06 in Regional
 
Derby city council criticised over 'exclusion zone' around Market Place Christmas tree

Derby city council criticised over 'exclusion zone' around Market Place Christmas tree

Visitors to Derby’s Christmas tree in the Market Place have criticised the large “safety” cordon surrounding it. A large area of fencing – which has been described by the council as an exclusion zone – has been placed around the tree to “enable people...

 

Vile perv jailed for sex assaults on teen boys and girls including one he BURNT

A 71-year-old former social worker has been jailed for indecently assaulting boys and girls including one victim he burnt and hit with a cane. Duncan Ritchie has been jailed for 11-and-a-half years after being found guilty of an indecent assault on a...

 
Chelsea do NOT need Eden Hazard to compete with European elite - Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea do NOT need Eden Hazard to compete with European elite - Cesc Fabregas

The Belgium international was dropped to the bench for Chelsea’s game against Swansea on Wednesday night. He came on for the final nine minutes but Antonio Rudiger’s first goal for the club was enough for Chelsea to claim all three points. It was far...

 

Spondon murderer, Sinfin care home abuser and Chaddesden drug dealer among those convicted in court during...

A murderer who beat his wife with a dumbbell and weights and left her for dead is one of a number of criminals who has been convicted in the courts in November. A post office worker who stole £3,000 and sent most of it to a soldier she met online was...

 

Hundreds of thousands of migrants face ‘inhuman’ conditions in Libya

ISRAELI settlers shot and killed a Palestinian farmer yesterday as he worked on his land in the West Bank. Israelis from the illegal Yash Kod settlement in the north of the West Bank entered Palestinians’ fields near Qusra and attacked 48-year-old...

 

Israeli settlers murder Palestinian farmer in his own field

ISRAELI settlers shot and killed a Palestinian farmer yesterday as he worked on his land in the West Bank. Israelis from the illegal Yash Kod settlement in the north of the West Bank entered Palestinians’ fields near Qusra and attacked 48-year-old...

 

Protests escalate in Honduras as vote-rigging fears continue to mount

PROTESTS grew in Honduras yesterday as right-wing incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged with a supposed slim lead for re-election following a computer glitch that shut down vote counting for several hours. Challenger Salvador Nasralla has...

 

Islamophobia didn’t emerge from nowhere

THERESA MAY appears to imagine that, while she’s on her Middle East trip, she can afford to ignore online abuse thrown at her by her ex-bestie Donald Trump. Her strongest remark is that the US president was “wrong” to share three videos designed to...

 

Ex-Tory minister crosses the bridge to lobby for shady Santander bank

George Bridges’s career highlights why the Tories will never challenge the City, writes SOLOMON HUGHES THERESA MAY has made some noises about the hurt caused by the banks, but her government is still too close to the City to do anything about it. They...

 

Giro d’Italia spurs on apartheid Israel

Organisers succumb to Tel Aviv demands rather than ditch pariah state GIRO D’ITALIA organisers yielded to pressure from Israel yesterday to remove references to “West Jerusalem” on its tour programme, using “Jerusalem” instead. The opening stage of...

 

Campaigners reiterate call for Rooney Rule

JUST 4.6 per cent of senior coaching positions at professional football clubs are held by people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, a report from the Sports People’s Think Tank (SPTT) revealed yesterday. The think tank said the...

 

VIDEO: Fracking - A tale of two towns...

The debate about fracking has quickly become one of the biggest issues in our area. In the latest in our series of special features we speak to people in two towns - Canonsburg in Pennsylvania and Eckington in Derbyshire.

 


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