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Driver took 44 TONNE lorry on Swarkestone Bridge (the limit is 7.5 tonnes)

A trucker has been fined hundreds of pounds after driving over Swarkestone Bridge in his lorry weighing 44 tonnes - making it almost SIX times over the legal limit. The Grimsby driver was forced to hand over £440 plus a victim surcharge of £159 following

2 min. ago in Regional East
 
Anton Rippon: 'Sometimes you can't help being Mr Angry'

Anton Rippon: 'Sometimes you can't help being Mr Angry'

Sometimes you cannot help being Mr Angry, even if common sense dictates that it is best to calm down before pressing "send". Firing off while there is still steam coming out of your ears is never a good idea. It is not easy to be rational...

17 min. ago in Regional East
 
Five arrested in police crackdown on crime in Derby city centre

Five arrested in police crackdown on crime in Derby city centre

A crackdown by police on anti-social behaviour in Derby city centre has led to five arrests and the seizure of 13 bags of what used to be known as "legal highs". Police took the action after members of the public made complaints about...

32 min. ago in Regional East
 

Six month exile for family whose home was wrecked by water burst in Mansfield Road, Derby

A father whose home was severely damaged by a burst water pipe has been told it will be months before his family will be able to move back in. Leigh Gregory, 56, his wife, Emma, 45, and their three children, were trapped on the top floor of their Chester

42 min. ago in Regional East
 

Staff at Derbyshire DFS sofa factory help firm on to record growth

Sofa firm DFS is sitting pretty after reporting comfortable growth - with both sales and profits on the rise. The company, which has a sofa-making factory at Somercotes, said that in the 26 weeks to January 28, its sales increased by 6.8% to £379.9 milli

57 min. ago in Regional East
 
Bookies slash odds of an Easter heatwave in Derby

Bookies slash odds of an Easter heatwave in Derby

Derby could be in for some sunshine over the Easter break with bookies slashing the odds of a heatwave. The Met Office predicts temperatures are expected to be warmer and dryer than average. A spokesman said the south will get the best of the weather, bu

today, 13:46 in Regional East
 
Derby day nursery chain Treetops to be sold in £93 MILLION deal

Derby day nursery chain Treetops to be sold in £93 MILLION deal

A national nursery chain headquartered in Derby is to be sold by its private equity backers in a deal worth £93 million. Electra Private Equity, which owns Treetops Nurseries, based in Friar Gate, has agreed to sell the business to Busy Bees. Treetops pr

today, 11:52 in Regional East
 

Heroic Derby PC Roger Brown saved life of footie fan in horrific Marseille 'war zone' violence

A hero Derby police constable has been honoured for saving the life of an England football fan who had been beaten to "within an in of his life" in the middle of horrific football violence in Marseille. PC Roger Brown was on duty when...

today, 11:22 in Regional East
 
Healthcare firm Bionical to bring 100 jobs to Mercia Marina

Healthcare firm Bionical to bring 100 jobs to Mercia Marina

A company has revealed that it will be taking space in a new building at Mercia Marina near Willington - bringing more than 100 jobs to the area. Bionical, which works in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, already has its global headquarters i

today, 11:09 in Regional East
 

Derby bodybuilder-turned-actor to star in gangster film Rossi's Boyz

A bodybuilder from Derby is set to star in an independent gangster film. Richard Carter, from Spondon, will play the role of a henchman in Rossi's Boyz – a British crime movie based in Leicester. The film, which was written by Leicester men Marcus Langfo

today, 10:59 in Regional East
 

The pet duck named Houdini and her cunning escapes from home

A feathered escape artist named Houdini has once again flown the nest and escaped her home in Long Eaton – despite being flightless. Houdini, a white-crested duck, is owned by Leanne and Matthew Benselin who says she escapes every other day from home to

today, 10:46 in Regional East
 
Poppy Wood park - hunt begins for poison which has left two dogs dead

Poppy Wood park - hunt begins for poison which has left two dogs dead

A search has begun this morning for poison - or evidence of poison at popular dog-walking spot Poppy Wood park, in Melbourne. Volunteers and staff are sweeping the land for poison which may have led to the deaths of two dogs, including an American bulldo

today, 09:38 in Regional East
 
Pedestrian critical after being knocked into canal in Swarkestone crash

Pedestrian critical after being knocked into canal in Swarkestone crash

A man was today in a critical condition in hospital following a serious crash on a busy Derbyshire road which left him and a car in a canal.. Police were called to a collision between a van and a car in Swarkestone village between the A5132 Barrow Lane a

today, 09:38 in Regional East
 
Superdry sale starts tomorrow at The Duke warehouse in Burton

Superdry sale starts tomorrow at The Duke warehouse in Burton

World-renowned fashion brand Superdry opens its warehouse in Burton tomorrow for a massive three-day sale. The exclusive event will take place at The Duke – its fully-operational retail distribution centre in Wellington Road – and will run until Sunday,

today, 08:47 in Regional East
 
Swarkestone Road open, Derby news now, traffic updates for A50, A38 and M1

Swarkestone Road open, Derby news now, traffic updates for A50, A38 and M1

Hello and welcome to Derby Telegraph Live for Thursday, March 30. This page will constantly update - you can leave it open in the background and you'll hear a ping when something new comes in. Keeping an eye on this page will mean you're the first to kno

today, 07:42 in Regional East
 


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