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VIDEO: Derbyshire issues referendum ultimatum over Chesterfield devolution plan

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has issued an ultimatum to Chesterfield Borough Council over its plans to join the Sheffield City Region. In a Youtube video released today, Councillor Barry Lewis, confirmed plans to ask the people of Chesterfield

yesterday, 20:13 in Regional East
 

Police forces will receive support from the strategic policing reserve

The East Midlands police forces are set to receive support from the strategic policing reserve. This means that Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire will receive a number of additional firearms officers to support policing. These additional firea

yesterday, 18:04 in Regional East
 

PICTURES: Neighbours ‘too upset’ to speak after Chesterfield dog attack

Neighbours today said they were ‘too upset’ to talk after a man and woman were attacked in Chesterfield by their own dogs. The incident - which happened at a house near the top end of Boythorpe Road in the town - took place yesterday evening (Thursday, M

yesterday, 16:57 in Regional East
 

Stretch of A38 to close for abnormal load convoy

Derbyshire roads policing unit will be escorting an abnormal load through South Derbyshire and into Staffordshire next week, resulting in the partial closure of the A38. The load is a number of huge brewery drums destined for the Molson Coors site in Bur

yesterday, 16:45 in Regional East
 

Chesterfield company fined £10,000 for cutting down trees

A leading Chesterfield company has been fined more than £10,000 for breaching a tree preservation order. The case against Robinsons Plc was brought by Chesterfield Borough Council. Guy Robinson, finance director, pleaded guilty on behalf of the company t

yesterday, 16:41 in Regional East
 

Protect your family from danger

If you’re planning a family outing, camping trip or barbecue, take steps to protect your loved ones. That’s the message from fire chiefs who have offered some safety pointers.

yesterday, 16:25 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire dad found dead in bed by partner, inquest hears

A Derbyshire dad who was a heavy drinker and smoker was found dead in bed by his partner, an inquest heard. Leszek Szkudlarek, 54, was found by his partner of 12 years, Maria Wioblewska, at their home on Langwith Road, Shirebrook, on December 13 last yea

yesterday, 15:32 in Regional East
 

UPDATE: A38 is now clear

The A38 has reopened following an earlier crash. However it will take some time for the traffic and tailbacks to clear. Motorists are asked to be patient.

yesterday, 15:10 in Regional East
 

A38 closed after crash

Motorists are advised to avoid the A38 as it is closed in both directions after a crash between a HGV and a car towing a caravan. The road is closed between Kilburn and Little Eaton. Traffic is starting to build up in the area and there are long tailback

yesterday, 15:05 in Regional East
 

1,000 jobs up for grabs at hotel chain

A hotel chain is looking to fill 1,000 positions this summer. Travelodge - whose portfolio includes hotels in Chesterfield, Alfreton, Glossop and Derby - is offering permanent and summer jobs. From the 1,000 jobs, 700 permanent roles need to be filled im

yesterday, 14:11 in Regional East
 

Abandoned animals in need of your help

RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire have unveiled plans for a £2m project to create a modern, state- of-the-art facility caring for around 1,000 animals in need each year. The first major phase of building work is anticipated to start in the second h

yesterday, 13:24 in Regional East
 

Cold callers top poll of what drives people mad

Cold callers, stepping in dog poo, queue-jumpers, kids screaming in public and people walking slowing in front of you are the top five things that make Brits say ‘get me outta here’, according to a new study by GalaSpins.com. The research, which polled m

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East
 

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages

In the wake of Monday‘s terrorist attack, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages. It has emerged that fraudulent pages are being set up which request donations to support the families of the victims.

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East
 

Chesterfield dad tells of panic in trying to find his kids after Manchester attack

A Chesterfield dad has told of the terrifying moment when he could not find his son and daughter in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack. David Hopkinson, 55, of Park Road, Chesterfield, was waiting outside the Manchester Arena in his car waitin

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East
 

Five things to do this half term without spending a penny

The sun has got his hat on...hip hip hip hooray! And it’s half term, here’s a few ways to get out and enjoy the weather without breaking the bank...

yesterday, 11:45 in Regional East
 


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