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Matlock retail courtyard to spark auction bidding war

Property specialists are circling a rare chance to buy a historic courtyard full of popular shops in Matlock, coming up at auction next month. Auctioneers are anticipating high interest in the lot of seven shops and offices at Bridge View, 2 Dale Road, w

yesterday, 10:54 in Regional East
 

Concerns growing for missing Derbyshire teenager

Police are growing concerned for a missing Derbyshire teenager last seen in Chesterfield. Amber-Rose Henaire-Roberts, 14, was last seen in Chesterfield on Wednesday and is thought to be in Derby. She is described as 5ft 2ins tall with long brown, wavy ha

Friday, 17:19 in Regional East
 

Walkers raise cash for cancer trust

Walkers gathered from all over Derbyshire to take part in the Carsington Water Walk to raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust last month. The beautiful scenery of Carsington Water provided the perfect backdrop for a spot of fundraising, with th

Friday, 16:39 in Regional East
 

Man jailed after trying to import child-like sex doll into UK through East Midlands Airport

A man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has today been jailed for two years and eight months after an investigation triggered by an incident at East Midlands Airport. Andrew Dobson, 49, of Merrivale Road, Wistaston in Crewe, was

Friday, 16:39 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: Gardens will come up smelling of roses

Having a perfumed garden in an excellent way of improving well-being and making your outside space feel even more special. Not often thought of as a container plant, but an excellent option for small gardens, is the ever popular scented rose.
Roses are e

Friday, 15:31 in Regional East
 

RMT announces three-day strike on Northern rail network

A three-day strike involving Northern rail staff is due to take place next month. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has announced fresh industrial action will take place on Saturday July 8, Sunday July 9 and Monday July 10 as part of its long-

Friday, 15:18 in Regional East
 

Warning to parents as Snapchat can share your child's exact location - how to check settings

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends. The update allows you to see the exact area, town, street and even house in the street of any user. Some parents g

Friday, 14:54 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire group marks 11-year milestone

Derbyshire music group Twistin Tots, celebrated 11 years of classes this month. Hundreds, if not thousands of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from Matlock, Belper, Derby, Ripley and Wingerworth, have attended classes over the 11 years. And Twistin Tot

Friday, 14:54 in Regional East
 

Tick helping Rainbows off your bucket list

If helping a charity is on your bucket list, then Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People has just the job for people in Derbyshire. Whether it’s collecting at concerts, supermarkets, car rallies or Rainbows events, the hospice is in desperate nee

Friday, 13:24 in Regional East
 

Stormy Stan makes an appearance at village carnival

Matlock and Bakewell RNLI’s Stormy Stan made an appearance at the Grindleford Carnival. The theme was ‘Grindleford by the sea’, so it was only appropriate that Stan dropped by. The local branch raised more than £500 selling souvenirs and from a collectio

Friday, 13:12 in Regional East
 

Important safety message from Derbyshire police

Police are reminding people of the dangers of swimming in lakes, reservoirs, rivers and canals after numerous reports across Derbyshire following the recent warm weather. There have been numerous reports from across the county where youngsters have gone

Friday, 12:56 in Regional East
 

QUICK QUIZ: The week in questions...

How much do you know about the week’s top news, sport and celeb headlines? Have a go and let us know...

Friday, 12:56 in Regional East
 

COMMENT: Our health service is wonderful

The gnarled hand of old age is beckoning its arthritic finger at me and all I want to do is run in the opposite direction - if only my fragile bones would let me. Having been diagnosed with osteoporosis, I’ve started the downward spiral into taking table

Friday, 12:56 in Regional East
 

Disruption on trains between Matlock and Belper

Trains are currently unable to run between Matlock and Belper because of a points failure. National Rail said trains may be delayed by up to 20 minutes, cancelled or replaced by buses. The disruption is expected to continue until at least 11.30am.

Friday, 12:56 in Regional East
 

Peak District cave rescuer honoured with MBE in recognition of long service

A cave rescuer who has saved countless lives has been honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his tireless dedication. Richard Whitehouse, who is known to his friends and family as Bill, has been given the accolade for services to c

Thursday, 18:08 in Regional East
 
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