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A&E ‘chaos’ as cancer patient has 10-hour wait

A woman who took her elderly father to Chesterfield Royal over Christmas has described the experience as ‘shockingly bad’. Angela Rodgers, 49, from Swallownest, took her dad to A&E on December 30 - only to be confronted with a corridor ‘full of...

yesterday, 19:22 in Regional East

Pest faces prison if she reoffends

A cleaner who repeatedly harassed a man she met through work has been warned that she could be sent to prison if she continues with the same behaviour. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, January 11, how Andrea Newman, 50, of Mill Lane, D

yesterday, 11:31 in Regional East

Controversial caravan site to be decided

Residents of a Peak District village say they could see an unsustainable influx of tourists if a new caravan site gets the go-ahead. Plans for 60 new caravan pitches on land near Brosterfield Farm in Foolow will be considered by the National Park’s plann

yesterday, 09:57 in Regional East

Generally cloudy with clear skies later

Here is the weather for today, Tuesday, January 17. Generally cloudy, with hill fog, and occasional drizzle across the north of the region. Further south sunny spells are likely to develop, but despite the sunshine it will be rather cold everywhere. Maxi

yesterday, 09:10 in Regional East

Disney toy recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns. The Bolt and Mitten soft toy set has been found to contain chemical substances which exceed regulatory limits. It is the black plastic nose on the Bolt (dog) soft toy wh

yesterday, 07:25 in Regional East

Derbyshire County Council fixed over 25,000 potholes last year

Derbyshire County Council repaired more than 25,000 potholes last year. The council has revealed its highways workers fixed 25,380 of the defects on the county's roads between last January and December. From last April to December, the authority spent £1

Monday, 15:32 in Regional East

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth. Scientists predict that for six months in 2022, stargazers will be able t

Monday, 14:49 in Regional East

Troubled teen attacked man three times

A teenager who attacked a man three times after accusing him of being an informant has been given a community order. Chesterfield magistrates’ court recently heard how Joseph Gibson, 18, formerly of Clarence Road, Chesterfield, targeted Michael Spicer th

Monday, 13:20 in Regional East

What is the secret to the perfect winter’s day at home?

The perfect way to spend a cold, winter’s day is snuggled up under a duvet on the sofa watching TV, according to research by leading home assistance provider HomeServe. The survey which set out to find the perfect winter’s day and the definition of moder

Monday, 12:40 in Regional East

COLUMN: Make your dog your running buddy

We’re two weeks into January, and if scientific research is anything to go by, 88 per cent of us will have broken our new year’s resolutions already. That’s according to academics at Bristol University, anyway! This year I’ve vowed to not go on Facebook

Monday, 12:40 in Regional East

LITTLE MIX: Derbyshire show tickets on sale this week

Pop chart-toppers Little Mix are to perform in Derbyshire - with tickets going on sale this week. They will bring their Summer Shout Out show to Donington Park on Saturday, July 1. Little Mix will perform their signature hits, including last year’s numbe

Monday, 09:04 in Regional East

Seven fun facts about January

It used to be so cold in January the River Thames used to freeze and frost fairs were held on the river back in the 1608. Yes we know January is cold and can be a bit boring if you are doing dry January or just still feeling the pull of the purse strings

Sunday, 17:07 in Regional East

Think YOU’RE chilly? Check out the coldest inhabited places on Earth where temperatures drop below -60C

We might be feeling the cold this month- but can you imagine living somewhere where temperatures drop below -60C? It’s hard to believe, but thousands of people call these beautiful (but potentially deadly) landscapes home...

Sunday, 16:24 in Regional East

How to treat the common cold

NHS England are urging people not to book a doctors appointment if they have a cold as antibiotics do not work and people may be taking an appointment away from someone who really needs it. As part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign the NHS are advisi

Sunday, 15:14 in Regional East

Be cyber aware this January

Advice has been issued by the police to stay vigilant against cyber criminals. has launched a new campaign encourage people to be cyber aware. A spokesman for the website said: “More people now store valuable data – both personal and busines

Sunday, 14:17 in Regional East

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