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Do-gooder trying to help security guards near McDonald’s ended-up punching man

A do-gooder who was trying to calm down a restrained, suspected offender in Chesterfield town centre ended-up lashing out and punching another man. Mohammed Lawal, 50, of Malson Way, Newbold, Chesterfield, had been trying to help security guards after...

27 min. ago in Regional East

REVEALED: The Ofsted rating of every secondary school in Chesterfield

IN PICTURES: The Ofsted rating of every secondary school in Chesterfield Choosing the right secondary school for your child is not easy. So many parents often look to see how each school has been rated by Ofsted - the Office for Standards in...

today, 09:41 in Regional East

A38 in Derbyshire closed for several hours after serious crash last night

A main Derbyshire road has reopened after being closed for several hours following a serious crash last night. Derbyshire Constabulary closed the A38 northbound from the Watchorn junction at Alfreton to the Somercotes junction after a collision on the...

today, 08:23 in Regional East

RISE AND SHINE: All your latest morning news

Good morning and welcome to our rolling news feed. We will bring you all you need to know until 10am.

today, 07:40 in Regional East

Derbyshire contestants wanted for The Family Chase

Derbyshire families are being invited to apply to appear on a family version of hit quiz show The Chase. Last year, makers ITV made six family episodes of The Chase and producers are once again looking for families to take part. The show, which will...

yesterday, 23:00 in Regional East

Major Brexit survey finds Derbyshire Times readers back Single Market

A major new Brexit survey has revealed that more than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe, a majority want to stick with the Single Market, and Remain could potentially win a second referendum. The news could...

yesterday, 19:22 in Regional East

Fire crew rescue people trapped in lift at Chesterfield business park

A Derbyshire Fire & Rescue teams freed a group of people trapped in a lift in Chesterfield earlier this afternoon. The nightmare scenario occurred at the retail park which is home to the Derbyshire Times and several other companies - although the...

yesterday, 16:59 in Regional East

Peak District tourism business workshops to push new marketing project

Peak District tourism business owners have been invited to attend a series of workshops this week to learn about a new overseas marketing project. The £1.2million English National Park Experience Collection campaign is being developed for...

yesterday, 15:07 in Regional East

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue issue water safety reminders as weather warms

As the warm weather sends people in search of outdoor swimming venues and places to cool off, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) has issued a timely reminder about water safety. Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in the...

yesterday, 12:31 in Regional East

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services. One in three people aged 65 and over will...

yesterday, 09:45 in Regional East

Get your dog chipped and checked for free at these sites

Dog owners can have their hound microchipped and receive health advice for free when a mobile pet checking unit tours the area. The roadshow wil be at The Hub, South Normanton, on April 24, Kenning Park in Clay Cross on April 25, Hornthorpe Road,...

yesterday, 02:56 in Regional East

Thousands apply for Canine Cottages critic job as deadline approaches

A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received over 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a ‘canine critic’, and plenty more are expected before tomorrow’s deadline. Dog owners nationwide have been putting their pooches...

Saturday, 15:32 in Regional East

Met Office issues thunderstorm alert and warns of possible flooding

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms affecting north-west Derbyshire throughout Saturday evening, with scattered rainfall expected across the rest of the East Midlands. Despite high temperatures and clear skies, heavy...

Saturday, 14:14 in Regional East

East Midlands men jailed after £66m bust breaks European drug network

Four East Midlands men have been jailed following the highest value drug seizure ever made by Greater Manchester Police (GMP).  At Burnley Crown Court on Friday, April 20, Frank Eaton, 47, of Bag Lane in Ashbourne, was the last of eight men to be...

Saturday, 10:52 in Regional East

Chesterfield gasholders - built in 1826 - to be demolished

Two old gasholders in Chesterfield are to be demolished. Chesterfield Borough Council has given National Grid planning permission to dismantle the redundant containers and associated infrastructure at the former gasworks site off Chatsworth Road. The...

Friday, 16:06 in Regional East

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