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VIDEO: Derbyshire police chief's security message after Manchester terror attack

Derbyshire’s Deputy Chief Constable, Peter Goodman, has spoken out to reassure residents about policing and security in the county following the Manchester terror attack. Last night, Prime Minster Theresa May announced that the UK threat from internation

yesterday, 14:16 in Regional East

Troops on the streets of Derbyshire? What the 'critical' terrorist threat level means

Britain is on critical terror alert today with military troops set to bolster police forces amid fears Manchester attacker Salman Abedi did not act alone. Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the threat level to the highest possible rating, meaning anot

yesterday, 11:49 in Regional East

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel updates, weather and more

Good morning and welcome to our live feed on Wednesday May 24. Stay with us here for all the latest travel, weather and news.

yesterday, 08:05 in Regional East

Manchester terror attack: How you can help – wherever you are

The terror attack in Manchester last night has touched people all over the world. Whether you are in Manchester or further afield, here are some ways you can help. Share images of those who are still missing Retweeting Twitter posts using the hashtag #Mi

yesterday, 08:05 in Regional East

Car driver is fined after injuring biker in collision

A car driver collided into a motorcyclist on a roundabout and left him with a dislocated shoulder and a broken ankle. Malcolm Straw, 67, was driving around the roundabout at Station Road, at Langley Mill, when the collision happened, according to a Chest

Tuesday, 19:42 in Regional East

Police Chief’s charity challenge heads north

Retiring Chief Constable Mick Creedon is climbing back on his bike this morning (Tuesday, May 23) for the second leg of his charity challenge – a 75-mile cycle across the north of Derbyshire. It’s all part of his £10,000 fund-raising attempt for Safe and

Tuesday, 12:12 in Regional East

Deputy Chief Constable urges residents to be vigilant following Manchester attack

The Deputy Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, Peter Goodman, has urged the public to remain vigilant following a suspected terrorist attack in Manchester. Twenty two people were killed and more than 50 injured when an explosion took place in the

Tuesday, 11:16 in Regional East

Bereaved brother of murder victim is fined for being drunk and disorderly

The brother of murder victim Gemma Stevens has been fined for being drunk and disorderly after he has been struggling since her death. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, May 18, how Andrew Stevens, 35, of Derby Road, Birdholme, Chesterfie

Tuesday, 10:32 in Regional East

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

Welcome to our live feed on Tuesday, May 23. Keep refreshing this page for all the latest news across the East Midlands.

Tuesday, 08:10 in Regional East

Sheffield mum describes horror after 19 killed and 50 injured in 'terror' blast at Manchester Arena

A Sheffield mum has spoken of the horrific scenes and chaos after 19 people died and 50 were injured following an explosion now being treated as a terrorist attack at a pop concert she attended at Manchester Arena. Karen Ford had taken her daughter to se

Tuesday, 07:53 in Regional East

LATEST UPDATES: Manchester Arena explosion - 19 people killed and 50 injured

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed there have been a number of fatalities at Manchester Arena tonight. Officers were called to reports of an explosion at the venue, which was hosting a concert by Ariana Grande.

Tuesday, 07:53 in Regional East

Derbyshire could be hotter than Greece and Turkey this week

Warmer weather is finally on the way for Derbyshire - just in time for the bank holiday weekend. The Met Office is forecasting temperatures of up to 25°C for parts of the county this week, making it hotter than Marmaris in Turkey and Rhodes in Greece. Th

Tuesday, 02:28 in Regional East

Your step-by-step guide on how to register to vote

Time is running out to make sure you're registered to vote in next month's general election. The deadline to register is tonight (Monday) at 11.59pm.

Monday, 14:49 in Regional East

End of the road for trapped coach at tricky Peak District junction

An eagle-eyed reader took this alarming picture after a large coach became stuck at the bottom of a steep road in Rowsley Bar in the Peak District. The front of the coach wedged itself into an on-coming road as it attempted to clear a T-junction on Sunda

Monday, 10:06 in Regional East

Motorists taken to hospital after two-car collision

Two people have been taken to hospital after a collision this afternoon (May 21) in Ashover. Fire crews from Matlock and Chesterfield attended the scene of the two-car crash on Screetham Lane at around 3pm. Both people were trapped inside the vehicles an

Monday, 10:06 in Regional East

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