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‘Terrorist attack’ leaves Derbyshire MPs in Parliament lock down

Emergency services are currently dealing with a major incident in London, in which several people have been hurt. Here’s what we know so far.

yesterday, 17:13 in Regional East
 

BREAKING: Two people reportedly shot outside Parliament

Reports are currently coming in of a serious incident in London, in which several people have been hurt. News organisations are reporting shots being fired outside the House of Parliament, and several people being injured on Westminster Bridge. Witnesses

yesterday, 15:41 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: Defend the NHS - it’s all we have left, by Roy Bainton

Over the past year, the political world as we knew it has been blown apart. Brexit, Trump, the sinister growth of ‘fake news’, deliberate high-profile lying, and a green light for internet trolls to utter the unthinkable. Racism, sexism and bigotry, at o

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional East
 

Northern Rail staff set to hold further 24-hour strike

Staff at Northern Rail are set to hold a further 24-strike next month in a row over the future role of guards. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out from 00.01am to 23.59pm on Saturday April 8. Mick Cash, RMT general secre

yesterday, 10:57 in Regional East
 

Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears. The Novelty Cat Legging, which was on sale in UK stores from November 8 2016 up to February 22 2017, was found to present a potential hazard during the company’s due-dil

yesterday, 10:43 in Regional East
 

A war hero clergyman is honoured

Pictured here on the front row, centre, and second from right, back row, inset picture, is Lieutenant Colonel Bernard William Vann, a commander of the 6th Sherwood Foresters – the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. Lt Col Vann has been honoured in

yesterday, 10:43 in Regional East
 

Centre event to help fund community services

Staff at Crich Glebe Field Centre are hosting a fundraiser in a bid to replace a shortfall after budget cuts. The centre is the home of Daycare – a service for the elderly and socially isolated – but funding was slashed at the end of last year. Staff hav

yesterday, 08:46 in Regional East
 

Police charge crown court 'muck spreader' with criminal damage

A man has been charged with criminal damage after allegedly spreading muck across the steps outside Derby Crown Court. Charles Hirons, 49, of Nottingham Road, Draycott, is due to appear before Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on April 5. Police wer

yesterday, 07:43 in Regional East
 

Vital community hub secures cash gift

Volunteers who work tirelessly to help isolated and struggling Hurst Farm residents have received a cash donation of £6,100. The funding, from a county council pot set up to support local communities and tackle inequalities, will be used to help create a

Tuesday, 19:41 in Regional East
 

Convict who escaped from Derbyshire prison captured in Holland

A convict who absconded from an open prison in Derbyshire has been brought back to the UK from Holland. Michael Collinson absconded from HMP Sudbury in June 2012 and inquires to trace him found he was in Holland. Police applied for a European Arrest Warr

Tuesday, 16:07 in Regional East
 

Pubwatch scheme relaunched in Matlock

Police and licensees in Matlock have relaunched the town's Pubwatch scheme to help tackle alcohol related crime and disorder. The initiative sees licensees working together to help to make the night time economy safer, whilst being supported by police of

Tuesday, 14:07 in Regional East
 

Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

A group of skin creams containing paraffin have been linked to almost 40 fire deaths across Britain over the last decade. The products which usually treat conditions like eczema and psoriasis can leave people at risk of setting themselves ablaze, accordi

Tuesday, 14:07 in Regional East
 

THE PEOPLE'S BUDGET: How would you spend the UK's money?

Ever thought you could do a much better job of managing the UK's money than the government? Well now's your chance. Well, in theory anyway. GoCompare.com have created a People's Budget interactive tool to give people the chance to play the role of Chance

Tuesday, 11:32 in Regional East
 

Nearly a third of Brits don’t spend Mother’s Day with their mum

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday so what do you have planned? A home cooked lunch? Flowers? Chocolates? Or nothing?

Tuesday, 11:12 in Regional East
 

VIDEO: Autistic Derbyshire boy, 11, meets Olly Murs - the popstar who helped him find his voice

An 11-year-old autistic boy from Derbyshire, who found his voice thanks to popstar Olly Murs, has had the chance to meet his hero. William Smedley was born with autism, epilepsy and severe learning difficulties and had over 60 seizures a day.
 For years

Monday, 12:06 in Regional East
 
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