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Attempted robbery at bank in Derbyshire town

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery at a bank in Eckington today. A man walked into the Lloyds branch in Market Street just before noon and demanded cash. He left a short time later empty-handed. No one was injured in the in

50 min. ago in Regional East
 

Which Derbyshire sites are among the UK’s most visited tourist attractions?

Three Derbyshire sites have been named among the most visited tourist attractions in the UK. Chatsworth, Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall are all featured in the list of the top 241 sites across the country, published by the Association of Leading Visit

yesterday, 21:03 in Regional East
 

CONFIRMED: TJ Hughes to open in Chesterfield's former BHS

TJ Hughes is to open at Chesterfield's former BHS next month, it has been officially confirmed this afternoon. The discount department store - which specialises in home and fashion, fragrance and cosmetics and technology and electrical goods - will launc

yesterday, 17:32 in Regional East
 

Man helped fearsome blackmailer stay on the run from police

A man who tried to help a fearsome blackmailer to evade police has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. Nottingham Crown Court heard on Wednesday, March 22, how Russell Greenhalgh, 49, had denied conspiring to pervert the course of just

yesterday, 13:36 in Regional East
 

Cash floods in for tragic Ripley boxer Ed Bilbey

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a ‘tremendous’ and ‘caring’ young Ripley man who died shortly after an amateur boxing match. Talented boxer, Ed Bilbey, collapsed in the ring after the bout at The Post Mill Centre at South Normanton last Friday (Marc

yesterday, 13:01 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire boy hit by car after woman 'drove at a group of school children'

Police are appealing for information after a school pupil was hit by a car after a woman allegedly drove her car at a group of students. Derbyshire police said the woman allegedly mounted the curb and hit the child after a verbal altercation in Heanor la

yesterday, 12:19 in Regional East
 

BLEACH ATTACK: Chesterfield Hotel-linked businessman - currently behind bars - protests innocence

A Chesterfield Hotel-linked businessman who was convicted of a 'deplorable' crime insists he is innocent and is pursuing an appeal. As previously reported, Steven Green - who founded GS Estates VI Ltd, the company which owned the large hotel building - i

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional East
 

Motorist twice over the drink-drive limit flips car near Alfreton

This is the shocking scene of a crash which amazingly ended in no serious injuries. Derbyshire police reported the crash on twitter early on Sunday morning (March 26), saying the driver was "found to be two times over the drink drive limit from...

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional East
 

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after Hardwick crash

An cyclist was taken to hospital after suffering back injuries in an accident at Hardwick Park. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called to the grounds of the stately home at 4.05 on Saturday, March 25. A spokesman said:...

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional East
 

Man racially abused his girlfriend’s father and kicked his door

A man racially abused the father of his girlfriend and damaged a door at his home after his partner had returned to her parents. Karl Anthony Dawes, 34, tried to kick down Peter Machon’s door at his home on Lowes Hill, at Ripley, and also sent abusive te

yesterday, 11:54 in Regional East
 

Man attacked estranged wife after fearing he would be left destitute

A man unleashed a nasty attack on his estranged wife after they had separated and the pressure of a financial settlement had left him fearing he could be left destitute. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, March 22, how Paul Wakefield, 62

yesterday, 10:34 in Regional East
 

Cameras head out to 23 Derbyshire routes to catch speeding drivers

Mobile speed cameras are operating on the following Derbyshire roads until Sunday, April 9. A6005 Derby Road, Long Eaton A6 Darley Dale A6005 Derby Road, Spondon A6096 Ladywood Road, Kirk Hallam A511 Swadlincote A6007 Shipley A514 Osmaston Road, Derby A6

yesterday, 10:02 in Regional East
 

Boozed-up husband assaulted his wife after a row

A booze-fuelled husband assaulted his wife after a row and left her with a bleeding nose. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, March 22, how Nathan Worthy, 36, of Castle Hill, Holmesfield, pushed his wife Amy Worthy who fell onto a worktop

yesterday, 09:30 in Regional East
 

Man who punched hole in ex’s wall gets a community order

A man has been given a community order for causing damage on the same day when he had just completed a previous community order for a previous conviction. Jake Harrison, 21, of Cornwall Drive, Brimington, Chesterfield, punched a hole in a staircase wall

yesterday, 09:22 in Regional East
 

TRAFFIC: M1 North cleared after crash

All lanes are now open on the M1 Northbound following in earlier accident. Police and paramedics were in attendance at a collision near junction 30 for Worksop and Barlborough at around 6am this morning. Highways England has now reported that the motorwa

yesterday, 09:01 in Regional East
 


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