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WEATHER: Dry but cool day across Derbyshire

The Met Office has forecast a cool but dry day across Derbyshire and the East Midlands today, Saturday, April 22. Plenty of cloud cover has been forecast but some places are expected to enjoy bright or sunny intervals. However, the Met Office has also wa

yesterday, 12:09 in Regional East

Police appeal for witnesses after burglar fled with jewellery

Police are appealing for witnesses to a daylight burglary in which the offender was disturbed by someone inside the house. A man broke into a property in Poplar Road, at Breaston, near Long Eaton, and searched through a number of rooms before he was dist

yesterday, 10:55 in Regional East

£36k to get families in the great outdoors

A project that encourages Derbyshire families to embrace the outdoors has been made possible thanks to lottery funding. The Play Wild scheme, which aims to get families from urban areas using green spaces, has been launched across the county with £36,700

Friday, 16:22 in Regional East

‘Chivalrous’ former Derbyshire council boss attacked man in pub with golf club

A former council department head attacked a drinker with a golf club in a Derbyshire pub over an argument about a woman. Peter Corke was “trying to be chivalrous” when he stepped in to stand up for the woman but he and the man she was talking to began to

Friday, 16:22 in Regional East

SPRING SNOW: Experts sound alert ahead of imminent Arctic blast

An Arctic blast is set to bring bitterly cold air and some snow to the UK next week, according to experts. Alex Deakin, a meteorologist with the Met Office, said: "Winter is set to bite back next week - we're talking ice, frost and even some...

Friday, 15:18 in Regional East

Beans recalled over metal fears

Morrisons is recalling certain batches of its trimmed beans because they may contain small pieces of metal. The use by dates on the affected batches are April 22, 2017, April 23, 2017, and April 24,A 2017. A Food Standards Agency spokesman said:...

Friday, 15:08 in Regional East

QUICK QUIZ: The week in questions

It’s that time again – get your thinking cap on and have a go at this week’s quiz. Don’t forget to share your scores...

Friday, 13:17 in Regional East

COLUMN: Bring bright colours into your garden

Container gardens are not just about putting a few pansies in a pot – you can grow some fabulous shrubs and plants in a variety of garden containers that will bloom year after year. They will provide colour foliage in even the smallest of outside spaces.

Friday, 10:53 in Regional East

Egg-citing day for youngsters at Twistin Tots

Easter bonnets and eggs were the flavour of the day at the Easter-special Twistin’ Tots Matlock music class. Children and their parents were asked to bring along their Easter creations to classes in the hope of winning a chocolate Easter egg. At the morn

Friday, 10:53 in Regional East

Why Prince Harry was right to go public over mental health struggles

We appear to live in angry and intolerant times. Be it attitudes to other races or cultures, there are times when I simply despair of the ignorance shown by some.

Thursday, 16:33 in Regional East

COLUMN: ‘We are all human – stop body shaming!’

Social media – a term that everyone in today’s society is aware of. Social media is fast-growing and changing the world of media into a more modern one – which is brilliant of course, but it does have it’s negatives. I for one am very up to date with soc

Thursday, 13:07 in Regional East

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE: Ten awesome things to do in Derbyshire this weekend

Looking for things to do to keep yourself and the family entertained this weekend? Here is our list of the ten best things going on in Derbyshire over the next few days. Think we should give your event a mention? Email 1. Ea

Thursday, 13:07 in Regional East

Man who died after falling from a roof in Derbyshire is named

A teenager who died after falling from a roof in Derbyshire has been named. Jack Strickland, 19, of Sutton, Nottinghamshire, fell at least 10ft from the roof of a unit at Derwent Works, in Matlock Road, Ambergate, on April 9. He was taken to hospital but

Thursday, 10:10 in Regional East

Latest Chesterfield magistrates’ court results

The latest Chesterfield magistrates’ court results - as published in the April 20 edition of the Derbyshire Times - are listed below. Other Karen Tuck, 35, of Queens Walk, Holmewood, Chesterfield. Indicated a guilty plea to attempting to steal a mobility

Wednesday, 15:37 in Regional East

Businessman spared jail after drug offences

A recovering drug addict who is planning to open a takeaway in Clay Cross has been spared from jail after he was caught with heroin and crack cocaine. Derby Crown Court heard how Tusaf Ahmed, 33, was stopped by police while he was in a car and officers d

Wednesday, 14:32 in Regional East

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