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Everything you need to know about the new £10 note

Just as we've stopped trying to rip apart the new indestructible £5 notes, the new £10 note has been revealed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral. It will feature a portrait of Jane Austen, with the note being being launched o

Tuesday, 17:04 in Regional East

Aldi fined £1m after driver has toes amputated in accident at Derbyshire store

Bosses at discount supermarket Aldi have been handed a £1 million fine after a delivery driver lost toes in an ‘horrific’ accident at their Somercotes store. The company pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences following an accident to a delivery

Tuesday, 16:48 in Regional East

Man arrested after 'paedophile hunter' sting in Chesterfield's Queen's Park

A man has been arrested on suspicion of child grooming in Chesterfield's Queen's Park, police have confirmed this afternoon. Video uploaded to the social networking site Facebook yesterday shows a group of 'paedophile hunters' approaching a man in the pa

Tuesday, 15:23 in Regional East

Which Derbyshire town has the fastest rising property prices in Britain?

A Derbyshire town has the fastest rising property prices in Britain, according to a property website. Although the rate of growth in the British property market has slowed down, the general curve is still on the way up, according to Zoopla. However not a

Tuesday, 15:04 in Regional East

Derbyshire donkey killer jailed for harrassing woman

A man who once shot dead a woman's pet donkey with a hunting rifle has been locked up for harassing the same lady. A court heard how Darrel Duffill was handed a restraining order not to contact the woman after shooting 10-year-old Claude dead in Cornwall

Tuesday, 13:02 in Regional East

Peak District woods being 'sold off to highest bidder', campaigners claim

Campaigners claim the Peak District National Park authority is 'selling off' woods to the 'highest bidder'. The organisation is currently selling six woodlands in the area. A spokesman for the We Own It campaign group said: "The Peak District...

Tuesday, 12:35 in Regional East

NSPCC concerned after increase in cases of children being left home alone in Derbyshire

More than 60 cases of children being left home alone in Derbyshire were referred to the police and children's services last year, the NSPCC has said. The children's charity said specialist counsellors on its 24-hour helpline made 64 referrals last year (

Tuesday, 12:35 in Regional East

COLUMN: HS2 decision ‘is just plain wrong’

Yesterday’s announcement on HS2 was greeted with dismay in the Derbyshire parish of Blackwell. Residents say the confirmed route would have a devastating effect on them - particularly the historic village of Newton and its surrounding countryside. The HS

Tuesday, 12:06 in Regional East

Primark recalls flip-flops containing chemical linked to cancer

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled pairs of flip-flop over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer. Three pairs of flip flops sold in the store for almost six months this year have been recalled by the clothes store. A Primark spok

Tuesday, 12:06 in Regional East

Derbyshire man caught on camera fly-tipping

A fly-tipper has been handed a bill for more than £1,500 after he was caught on camera dumping a substantial amount of waste in Ilkeston. Luke Wilkinson, of Ryecroft Street, Stapleford, was caught out thanks to covert cameras which had been deployed on t

Tuesday, 12:06 in Regional East

Dronfield bench catches fire

Firefighters put out a bench fire in Dronfield last night. The bench, on Holmesfield Drive, caught fire around 9.30pm. A crew from Dronsfield used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

Tuesday, 11:15 in Regional East

Council responds as business owner slams 'crazy' decision to close Hasland bypass

Council chiefs have hit back after a Chesterfield business owner branded a decision to close the Hasland bypass as 'crazy'. Resurfacing work is currently being caried out on the A617 by Derbyshire County Council. Owner of Timberland Motorhomes, Kevin Cai

Tuesday, 10:50 in Regional East

HS2 train link through Chesterfield offers once in a generation opportunity

A decision to bring the HS2 rail line through Chesterfield offers a once in a generation opportunity to create jobs and economic growth, according to council chiefs. That was the message from Chesterfield Borough Council leader Councillor Tricia Gilby as

Tuesday, 10:40 in Regional East

Drink-drive crash motorist is ordered to pay a hefty £2,935

A drink-drive crash motorist who was in collision with a lorry on a dual carriageway has been ordered to pay out a hefty £2,935. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how James Christopher Steels, 66, of The Hill, at Glapwell, Chesterfield, was involved

Tuesday, 10:17 in Regional East

DRAMATIC PIC: 30 tonnes of recycling waste goes up in flames near Chesterfield

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a recycling plant after 30 tonnes of waste caught fire near Chesterfield last night. The fire broke at the plant on Markham Lane in Duckmanton at around 10pm last night (Monday, July 17). A picture sent in by Derbyshire Ti

Tuesday, 10:04 in Regional East

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