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Progress of Buxton Crescent restoration praised by Historic England

The body responsible for protecting England’s at-risk historic buildings has lauded praise on the progress to restore Buxton’s Crescent. Historic England said “good progress” was being made on the £50 million project to return the famous Georgian Crescen

today, 09:30 in Regional East

Stressed drink-drive teacher gets 16 month ban from the road

A stressed-out teacher has been banned from the road after she was spotted swerving and driving erratically before being caught for drink-driving. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, October 20, how Jane Louise Howroyd, 48, of Worksop Road

today, 05:56 in Regional East

Orionids meteor shower: how to see this weekend’s spectacle

Head outside one evening this weekend and you may well see the annual Orionids meteor shower in Britain’s skies. Gaze upwards and – if the weather remains clear – you’ll be treated to up to 25 shooting stars an hour as the Earth intersects the orbit of H

yesterday, 17:57 in Regional East

QUICK QUIZ: What’s been going on this week?

It’s been a busy old week in the world of news, sport, politics and all the rest. But how much attention have you been paying to the stories hitting the headlines? Answer our quick quiz questions and find out... And don’t forget to share your score and c

yesterday, 17:57 in Regional East

CAUGHT: Car used in Cambs burglary stopped on M1

A car which was used in a burglary in Cambridgeshire was apprehended today by Derbyshire Police on the M1. When the car was intercepted by the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit, its driver was found to have no insurance or licence. During a subsequent drug

yesterday, 16:58 in Regional East

Former Tory chairman found guilty of stealing more than £3,000 from the Royal British Legion in New Mills

The former chairman of the High Peak Conservative Association, Jeffrey Peter Lawton, was found guilty of stealing £3,135.65 from the Royal British Legion in New Mills at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (October 18). Lawton 41, of High L

yesterday, 15:35 in Regional East

Top marks for new £500,000 Peak District school redevelopment

A new £500,000 building at a Buxton school - replacing old facilities - has received top marks from staff and students. The new building at Earl Sterndale Primary School has been funded by Derbyshire County Council. Headteacher Daniel Holden said: “We no

yesterday, 14:15 in Regional East

Students to lead research on Buxton transport plans

Students at the University of Derby are working on ways to transform the way people travel around Buxton and other nearby market towns. Tourism students at the Buxton campus are working with Derbyshire County Council and Buxton Town Team to survey the tr

yesterday, 12:58 in Regional East

Dismay at dairy appeal decision

Friends of the Peak District have expressed dismay over a planning inspector’s decision to allow a housing estate to be built on the edge of Hartington. The proposal for 26 houses on the former Dove Dairy site was refused by the Peak District National Pa

yesterday, 12:46 in Regional East

WEATHER FORECAST: A mostly dry day with sunny spells

The Met Office forecast for the East Midlands for today Friday, October 21 is for a mostly dry day with sunny spells. There will be a chilly start with low cloud, mist or fog lifting. A few isolated showers may develop, most likely around the coast. Ligh

yesterday, 10:08 in Regional East

VIDEO: ‘Corsa Cannibals’ come to Derbyshire

Car criminals who prey on Vauxhall Corsa owners by stripping their vehicles for parts have arrived in Derbyshire. The criminals - known as ‘Corsa Cannibals’ - take front bumpers, wings, bonnets, headlights, and wheels from cars often leaving owners with

yesterday, 07:49 in Regional East

Struggling Marks and Spencer worker stole £500 from store

A Marks and Spencer employee who stole £500 from the store where he worked has been ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work and pay the money back. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, October 20, how Jamie Wood, 29, of Lime Grove, Dar

Thursday, 16:45 in Regional East

A628 MURDER: Police release image of suitcase

An image of a suitcase similar to the one found containing the burnt remains of a murder victim has been released by detectives. The identity of the man remains unknown and police are now widening their inquiries to including missing people cases from a

Thursday, 15:29 in Regional East

Reveller must pay compensation after head-butting woman in pub

A reveller assaulted a woman by head-butting her in the face during a dispute at a pub. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, October 20, how Gary Mitchell, 53, of Hollins Street, Buxton, assaulted Sarah Blackley in the Queen’s Head pub, on

Thursday, 14:49 in Regional East

Six of the best pumpkin ideas and how to make them

Halloween is fast approaching so to save you panicking about your pumpkin, we’ve pulled together six popular designs and guides on how to do them. So whether you want a Minion pumpkin or even a glow in the dark pumpkin, these ideas should help. And don’t

Thursday, 14:44 in Regional East

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