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Air Ambulance scrambled to Alfreton ladder fall

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was called to Alfreton this morning to treat a man who had fallen from height. The air ambulance crew received the call at 11.05am, arriving on-scene at 11.21am. A man in his 60s had fallen...

36 min. ago in Regional East

New £6.9m university campus officially opens in Chesterfield

The new £6.9m Chesterfield campus of the University of Derby has officially opened. The conversion of the historic former St Helena Girls Grammar School on Sheffield Road will offer 21st Century courses in healthcare, engineering, information technology

today, 16:02 in Regional East

Missing Notts girl, 14, may be in Derbyshire

Have you seen missing teenager Kaleigha McNaul? Kaleigha, 14, was reported missing from the Canning Circus area of Nottingham but was last seen in the West Hallam area of Derbyshire at 8.15pm on Wednesday 19 October. She is described as a white south Eur

today, 15:39 in Regional East

Police chiefs urge people to report “menacing” clowns after new sightings

Police chiefs are appealing for people to report incidents of “menacing” clowns following a number of recent sightings across the county, including in Chesterfield. This week the Derbyshire Times published a video which showed people dressed as clowns la

today, 12:41 in Regional East

Dronfield ‘meat cleaver’ robbery appeal re-issued

Police have re-issued an appeal for information after a would-be robber threatened staff at a betting shop in Dronfield. Shortly after 8.30pm on Sunday, October 9, a man went into BetFred, in the Dronfield Civic Centre, carrying a meat cleaver. He demand

today, 12:24 in Regional East

Missing 17-year-old found ‘safe and well’

A 17-year-old who was reported missing yesterday has been found safe and well. Marsha Hawksworth, who lives in Cossall but was reported missing from Derby, was being sought by Derbyshire Police who had reason to believe she may have travelled to Chesterf

today, 12:17 in Regional East

Chesterfield author to become face of new ‘runny ears’ campaign

A Chesterfield-based author has become a face of a campaign to raise awareness of a rare condition called ‘runny ears’. Melanie Hancock, 51, grew up having to deal with a smelly discharge from her ears: a problem caused by chronic suppurative otitis medi

today, 11:47 in Regional East

Inspirational Chesterfield girl wins top award for selfless care work

A 12-year-old Chesterfield girl has won a prestigious award for caring for members of her family who suffer from a number of health conditions. Inspirational Emily Kay, has cared for her mum Kerry, 39, and her two brothers Peter, 15, and Christopher, eig

today, 11:24 in Regional East

Derbyshire kids’ club may close after police turn ‘blind eye’ to cannabis use

A popular Derbyshire youth club is in danger of closing after its pleas to the police about cannabis went unheeded. The Pavilion youth club in Stonebroom has been plagued by the drug in recent weeks after a group of children began smoking it nearby. The

today, 10:16 in Regional East

TRAFFIC NEWS: Lane closed on southbound M1

One lane of the M1 southbound will be closed this morning to allow the Highways Agency to complete overnight roadworks. The closure is affecting the stretch between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton). The lane is expected to reopen at aroun

today, 08:58 in Regional East

WEATHER FORECAST: A mostly dry day with sunny spells

The Met Office forecast for the East Midlands for today Friday, October 21 is for a mostly dry day with sunny spells. There will be a chilly start with low cloud, mist or fog lifting. A few isolated showers may develop, most likely around the coast. Ligh

today, 08:17 in Regional East

TRAFFIC NEWS: Derbyshire roadworks for the week ahead

Here’s a list of roadworks taking place on Derbyshire’s roads in the week ahead. NEW WORKS Matlock Road, Belper: bridge repairs, 6pm to 6am, October 22-23; diversion will be in place. Back Street, Castleton: water main renewal, October 22-30; diversion v

today, 08:17 in Regional East

PLEASE SHARE: Missing 17-year-old ‘may have come to Chesterfield’

Have you seen missing 17-year-old Marsha Hawksworth? Marsha, who lives in Cossall, was reported missing from the Derby city centre area at around 6.30pm on Wednesday 19 October. Police believe she may have been heading towards Chesterfield or could have

yesterday, 17:33 in Regional East

VIDEO: ‘Corsa Cannibals’ come to Derbyshire

Car criminals who prey on Vauxhall Corsa owners by stripping their vehicles for parts have arrived in Derbyshire. The criminals - known as ‘Corsa Cannibals’ - take front bumpers, wings, bonnets, headlights, and wheels from cars often leaving owners with

yesterday, 16:37 in Regional East

‘Hero’ schoolboy from Whitwell invited for kick-about with Barcelona FC

A selfless Whitwell youngster who tore his prized FC Barcelona football shirt to make a bandage for his injured friend is to be recognised for his actions with a kick-about alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez. Spencer Presho was praised i

yesterday, 16:29 in Regional East

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