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SKYPE VIDEO: Fashion blogger Susie Bubble inspires women tech creators at Leeds International Festival

Girl power comes to Leeds International Festival when fashion blogger Susie Bubble joins a panel inspiring more women to become tech creators. Empowering Women with Tech, a one-day conference, features female industry leaders as diverse as host broadcast

yesterday, 17:40 in Regional East

Former Derbyshire MP sparks outcry over child hunger comments.

Former Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie has sparked controversy after she questioned why UK kids are going hungry when there’s a national epidemic of childhood obesity. On Monday night she tweeted: “How can ‘3 million UK children be going hungry in the holida

yesterday, 14:08 in Regional East

Video; shocking Derbyshire footage as woman stands up through a sunroof of a moving car to take a selfie

A reckless car passenger was caught on camera standing up through a sun roof to take a selfie in a car travelling at 40mph. The woman was filmed in the Peak District road pouting at the camera as it changed lanes and negotiated roundabouts. The blue esta

yesterday, 13:03 in Regional East

Large bonfire goes out of control at Ilkeston

Firefighters were called to deal with a large bonfire which had gone out of control at Ilkeston. The fire on open land off Mapperley Lane, West Hallam was reported at 9.01 pm last night. Crews used hosereel jets to contain the blaze which had spread to a

yesterday, 13:03 in Regional East

Three taken to hospital after Ilkeston house fire

Three people were taken to hospital after a house fire in Ilkeston. Firefighters were called to the blaze in a two storey terrace house on Buller Street at 11.06pm. Three casualties were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. The Red Cross fi

yesterday, 09:15 in Regional East

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel updates, weather and fun quizzes

Welcome to our live feed on Tuesday April 24 Keep refreshing this page for all the latest news across the East Midlands.

yesterday, 08:42 in Regional East

RSPCA appalled by kittens abandoned on Long Eaton street

The RSPCA is appealing for information after six kittens were cramped into a single cat carrier and abandoned on a Long Eaton street. The kittens, aged around six weeks old, were found in Gate House, off Main Street on Good Friday, April 14. RSPCA inspec

yesterday, 07:44 in Regional East

Derbyshire’s Peak District among nation’s favourite free attractions

Derbyshire’s Peak District hills have been named among the nation’s favourite free days out. The stunning countryside on our doorstep was ranked second in a poll carried out by National Express, just behind The Lake District and ahead of third-placed Sno

yesterday, 00:06 in Regional East

MP to answer HS2 questions at campaign group meeting

Erewash MP Maggie Throup is to hold an open question and answer session on the local impact of the HS2 rail project. She was invited to appear by the Stop HS2 Erewash campaign group, and agreed to attend the event at the Soldiers & Sailors club in...

Monday, 18:38 in Regional East

Troubled man attacked hospital security staff after taking an overdose

A troubled young man who had taken an overdose of painkillers and lashed out at hospital security staff has been given a suspended prison sentence. Michael Jack Wright, 21, of Spring Wood Close, Chesterfield, had been struggling with mental health issues

Monday, 18:07 in Regional East

Ilkeston road bridge ready to reopen after £3m project

An Ilkeston road will reopen to drivers this weekend after an eight-month project to replace a historic bridge running over the railway line. Work to replace the 106-year-old Awsworth Road bridge began back in September, and will finally be complete on F

Monday, 16:43 in Regional East

Basketball team net kit sponsor deal with bus firm

The young basketball stars at Ilkeston Outlaws have been given a slam-dunking new kit thanks to Trent Barton and its revamped Ilkeston Flyer service. The bus company has become a key sponsor of the two under-12s teams, which welcome around 40 players age

Monday, 15:59 in Regional East

Speeders beware- stricter driving laws come into force today

Drivers caught speeding face much stricter penalties as from today. Motorists caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101 mph on a motorway will be fined at least 150 per cent of their weekly income under the new guidelines. The tougher punishments for dri

Monday, 14:57 in Regional East

Cameras head out to these Derbyshire routes to catch speeding drivers

Mobile speed cameras are operating on the following Derbyshire roads until Sunday, May 7. A6096 Ladywood Roadd, Kirk Hallam A6005 Derby Road, Long Eaton A514 Osmaston Road, Derby A6007 Shipley A511 Swadlincote A61 Derby Roadd, Chesterfield A617 Chesterfi

Monday, 12:57 in Regional East

Heroin addict returned to drugs after taking amphetamines to lose weight

A heroin addict who slipped back into using drugs after he started taking amphetamines to lose weight has twice been caught with a stash of illicit substances. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday, April 18, how Andrew Harding, 39, of Frankli

Monday, 12:57 in Regional East

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