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Thief took GP’s car after stealing purse and keys during appointment

A troubled thief who took his GP’s car after stealing her purse and keys during a medical appointment has narrowly been spared from more time behind bars. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, December 2, how Ryan Christopher Brown, 30, stol

yesterday, 17:18 in Regional East
 

Men force their way into house and threaten occupants in Somercotes

Police are appealing for information after three men forced their way into a house in Somercotes house and threatened the occupants. On Thursday, December 1 at 9.10pm a woman knocked on the door of a house on Birchwood Lane. The woman briefly spoke to an

yesterday, 16:58 in Regional East
 

Walking and rail history combined in new Peak District guide

Two friends have combined their passion for walking and railway history into a new Peak District walking guide. The book by Brian Bethune and Dave Singleton features 12 circular walks which are all based around the 33 miles of the former Cromford and Hig

yesterday, 15:35 in Regional East
 

Bereaved mum launched a pro-longed attack on taxi-driver

A bereaved mum launched a pro-longed attack on a taxi-driver after he had tried to find her a cash machine so she could pay her fare. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how booze-fuelled Lucy Beresford, 39, of Nelson Close, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, at

yesterday, 15:04 in Regional East
 

QUICK QUIZ: The week in questions...

It’s been a busy old week in the world of news, sport and celeb. But how much attention have you been paying to what’s hit the headlines? Have a go at our quick quiz and see... And don’t forget to challenge your friends to have a try too.

yesterday, 14:32 in Regional East
 

OFSTED ANNUAL REPORT: ‘Too many children not doing well enough in region’

Ofsted has launched its Annual Report for the year - which has revealed too many children are still not doing well enough in the region. The report revealed that out of those accessed in 2016, Derbyshire had the lowest percentage of pupils in good or out

yesterday, 13:12 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire fly-tipper’s “breathtaking” scale of offending leads to jail term

An Ilkeston man has been jailed after offering ‘tip runs’ through Facebook and then disposing of the waste by fly-tipping it across Derbyshire. District Judge Taft said the scale of offending by Richard Oakley was “breathtaking”, as he sentenced him at S

yesterday, 12:00 in Regional East
 

Environment Agency investigating oil spill on Cromford Canal

The Environment Agency is currently investigating what appears to be oil on the Cromford Canal at High Peak Junction. An Environment Agency spokesperson said: "We have started an investigation into a patch of unidentified oil that has spread for...

yesterday, 12:00 in Regional East
 

VOTE: Your favourite Christmas song of all time

Festive decorations are on the shelves in the shops, Santa wishlists are being penned so it can mean only one thing.....Christmas is almost here. And it wouldn’t be the festive season without the accompanying songs. Whether your jam is a classic, a dash

yesterday, 11:44 in Regional East
 

ARMED ROBBERY: Police step up hunt for wanted man

Police are re-appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Long Eaton. Luke Monk, 28, is wanted in connection with a robbery which occurred around 10pm on Tuesday, August 23, at the Co-Operative stor

yesterday, 11:33 in Regional East
 

WIN! Star Wars Top Trumps Quiz bundle worth £50

Think you know everything about Star Wars? 
Well, if you’re lucky enough to win an out-of-this world Top Trumps Quiz prize bundle worth a whopping £50 in our amazing prize giveaway, you can put your knowledge to the test. With Christmas just around the c

yesterday, 11:33 in Regional East
 

Firefighters called to Staveley car blaze

Firefighters were called to a car on fire in Staveley this morning. Crews attended Fern Avenue at around 5.12am and found one vehicle well alight. They used a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze and left the scene around 5.57am.

yesterday, 11:33 in Regional East
 

PICTURES: Latest from the scene after gun shot heard in Chesterfield

Firearms officers are investigating after a gun shot was heard in a Chesterfield suburb this morning. Police were called to a house on Lucas Road at around 3am today (Thursday, December 1). A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “We were called to repor

yesterday, 10:42 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire homes at risk of rat invasion

Homes are at risk of being overrun by a plague of rodents looking for warm place to sit out the winter - according to pest control experts. With weather forecasts predicting a polar vortex from the Arctic sending temperatures plummeting over the next few

Thursday, 21:56 in Regional East
 

‘Our lives would be so much more difficult without Emily’

In many ways, 13-year-old Emily Kay is just your typical teenager. Obsessed by video games and social networking but shy when asked to talk about herself, she could be any young girl in any part of the country. But Emily is not your typical teenager. Liv

Thursday, 19:38 in Regional East
 


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