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Police seek man to help them with enquiries into a burglary

Police have released details of a man they want to speak to about an aggravated burglary. Daniel Smith, pictured, is also wanted on recall to prison. His last known address is in Cotmanhay but officers believe the 48-year-old may be in Nottingham. The ag

12 min. ago in Regional East
 

Police launch investigation after thieves target a van

Officers from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after thieves broke into a van in the town. At around 3.30am, on Thursday, December 8, offenders removed the passenger side window from a black Ford Transit van which was pa

today, 11:42 in Regional East
 

Police’s Operation Cracker reaps results in fight against shoplifters

Police in Buxton have been heading out on Operation Cracker patrols over the past month which has resulted in eight arrests being made for shoplifting. Operation Cracker is a targeted initiative that sees officers from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team

today, 10:47 in Regional East
 

Burglars leave a trail of damage after raiding church

Police have launched an investigation after burglars raided a Wirksworth church. The break-in happened between 9pm, on Tuesday, December 6, and 11.10am, on Wednesday, December 7 at the Wellspring Methodist Church, on John Street. Offenders smashed a wind

today, 10:04 in Regional East
 

Ilkeston agency helps bring mental health charity’s work to life

An Ilkeston-based web agency is helping a leading London charity get its message across. HeX Productions has designed and developed a website for national charity Together for Mental Wellbeing to showcase its 2015/16 annual review. This was the second ti

today, 10:04 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: Pharmacists are on hand for help

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the traditional image of the pharmacist or ‘chemist’. You’re probably thinking of a man in a white coat standing behind a counter full of medicines. But inside the coat is a healthcare professional with a wealth of know

today, 09:49 in Regional East
 

Firefighters battle car blaze as police launch investigation

Firefighters armed with breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet extinguished a blazing car in a field. The car fire was discovered near Brookhill Lane, Pinxton, about 8.50pm, on Friday, December 9. A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said police were inf

today, 09:09 in Regional East
 

QUICK QUIZ: Test your news knowledge

It’s been a busy old week in the world of news, sport and celeb. But how much attention have you been paying to what’s hit the headlines? Have a go at our quick quiz and see... And don’t forget to challenge your friends to have a try too.

today, 08:37 in Regional East
 

What’s on in Derbyshire this weekend?

Looking for something to do this weekend in Derbyshire? Let us inspire you...

today, 08:37 in Regional East
 

Heanor man suffers knife injury during alleged street fight in Ilkeston

Police are appealing for information about an alleged street fight in which a man suffered a knife injury. Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Fullwood Street at its junction with Wilmot Street between 8.30pm and 9.20pm on Wedne

yesterday, 16:35 in Regional East
 

12 top tips from Derbyshire fire service on staying safe over Christmas

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to follow these 12 tips on staying safe over the festive period. 1. Check your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights conform to British safety standards 2. Check the battery in your smoke alarms every

yesterday, 16:35 in Regional East
 

Pensioner hit by bus in Ilkeston town centre

An 80-year-old woman has been hit by a bus in Ilkeston town centre. The crash happened on Bath Street at about 10.55am today. A Derbyshire police spokesman said: "She was trapped under the bus but was freed after the ambulance service attended....

yesterday, 14:40 in Regional East
 

Boxes of support for kids in poverty

An Ilkeston business has joined forces with a school to make Christmas brighter for poverty-stricken children in third world countries. For the past three years award-winning digital agency Fifteen has been helping Larkfields Infant School in Nuthall to

yesterday, 12:29 in Regional East
 

Kirk Hallam school sets out sixth form plan

A Kirk Hallam school has unveiled ambitious plans to open a new sixth form as part of a series of major improvements. Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy hopes the centre will be open for the new school year in September 2017. Forty extra car

yesterday, 12:02 in Regional East
 

Nine things NOT to do at your work Christmas party

If you’re getting your gladrags on this weekend for the Christmas party, make sure you don’t wake up filled with regret the following day. Of course, it’s accepted that you might wish you hadn’t had that extra pint or cheeky G&T you necked on the...

yesterday, 11:57 in Regional East
 
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