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Former partner smashed his ex’s mobile as couple splits-up

A former partner smashed his ex’s mobile phone after they split-up after a two-year relationship. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Damian Andrew Holmes, 24, of Church Street North, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, threw his ex Alexander Pugh’s iph

yesterday, 15:39 in Regional East
 

BT set to introduce a price hike for broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services from April 2 as BT announces price changes. The new pricing sees basic broadband customers become subject to a rise of £2 per month and all BT Infinity fibre customers will see a ri

yesterday, 15:04 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire hopes to benefit as HS2 launches bid to find train builder

The company behind the planned high speed rail network, HS2, has launched the bidding process for rolling stock contracts. It has today published the first stage of a procurement notice to build and maintain up to 60 trains. The contract has an estimated

yesterday, 14:14 in Regional East
 

Ex-partner fined after damaging door in bust-up with pub landlord

A man who struggled with trust issues with his ex-partner has been fined for damaging a door after the former couple had a row. Chesterfield magistrates’ court recently heard how Jacob Wright damaged the front door of the complainant Jeffrey Wardle’s hom

yesterday, 14:06 in Regional East
 

£100k funding to help preserve tram museum

The National Tramway Museum at Crich Tramway Village is delighted after it has been granted funding towards the renovation and improvement of the display of tramcar exhibits in permanent galleries and exhibition spaces. The museum’s collections are one o

yesterday, 13:44 in Regional East
 

CHESTERFIELD CHAMPION: ‘The town is small, individual and has its own character’

I am Harriet Flint and I started working in Chesterfield as the programme coordinator for Sporting Futures in 2015. I started working 20 hours per week overseeing deliveries in the area, but this role has now developed into a full-time role for 2017, wit

yesterday, 13:29 in Regional East
 

Drink-driver was tracked down after leaving reg plate at crash scene

A drink-driver was tracked down after his car registration plate was found at the scene of a collision with another vehicle. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday, January 10, how Craig Haywood, 38, of Lime Avenue, Staveley, was found to be mo

yesterday, 12:39 in Regional East
 

Firefighters issue safety warning after three tumble dryer fires

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has issued a safety warning in respect of electrical appliances following three tumble dryer fires within a 24 hour period. Between January 18 and 19 firefighters from across the county attended three separate...

yesterday, 11:56 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: Thank you for your support says DLRAA manager

Over the past 12 months our two local air ambulances have flown a total of 1,826 missions, each costing an average of £1,700 – tally funded by public donations with no contribution from the government. 
It wouldn’t have been possible without the generosi

yesterday, 11:12 in Regional East
 

Council plans a further £34m of cuts and a council tax increase

Plans to achieve a balanced budget for the year ahead are due to be considered by Derbyshire County Council at a meeting next week. Cuts to the council’s budget are set to continue due to reductions in grants from Central Government and other pressures i

yesterday, 10:57 in Regional East
 

Fire crews battle bungalow blaze

Firefighters armed with a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus helped extinguish a blaze at a bungalow. The fire was discovered at the property on Catherine Court, Alfreton, about 9.30pm, on Thursday, January 19. Two fire crews from Alfreton made the ar

yesterday, 10:18 in Regional East
 

Police launch campaign after stone and egg-throwing louts blight neighbourhood

Police are working with a Derbyshire school to target concerns about nuisance and anti-social behaviour happening at evenings and weekends. PC Kelly Brown has been working with Headteacher Tracey Burnside and Assistant Headteacher Denise Marsden at Whitt

yesterday, 09:32 in Regional East
 

Police appeal for help to trace man who has gone missing again

Police are appealing for information to help trace a Derbyshire man who has once again been reported missing from his home. Barry Shaw, 46, was last seen around 8am, on Thursday, January 19, before he left his home in Newbold to go to work in the town ce

yesterday, 09:28 in Regional East
 

Man arrested for alleged racial abuse against shop staff

A man has been arrested after he was allegedly abusive towards a member of staff at a Chesterfield shopping centre. Police received reports of the incident at The Pavements Shopping Centre on Saturday, January 14. A man named Graham Green, 57, of no fixe

yesterday, 09:28 in Regional East
 

Chatsworth wedding fair this weekend

The Chatsworth wedding team and award-winning chefs and bakers will be on hand this weekend (January 21 and 22) at the Chatsworth Wedding Fair. With a glass of fizz on arrival, the free event offers guests the chance to view the wedding services on offer

Friday, 15:59 in Regional East
 


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