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Primary school earn high praise from church inspector

A Codnor primary school has been found to be outstanding in its provision of faith-led education by an inspector from the Church of England. Codnor Primary School was visited by Jane Lewis, a representative from the Diocese of Derby, last month for the S

19 July 2017 in Regional East

Everything you need to know about the new £10 note

Just as we've stopped trying to rip apart the new indestructible £5 notes, the new £10 note has been revealed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral. It will feature a portrait of Jane Austen, with the note being being launched o

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Aldi fined £1m after driver has toes amputated in accident at Derbyshire store

Bosses at discount supermarket Aldi have been handed a £1 million fine after a delivery driver lost toes in an ‘horrific’ accident at their Somercotes store. The company pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences following an accident to a delivery

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Derbyshire donkey killer jailed for harrassing woman

A man who once shot dead a woman's pet donkey with a hunting rifle has been locked up for harassing the same lady. A court heard how Darrel Duffill was handed a restraining order not to contact the woman after shooting 10-year-old Claude dead in Cornwall

18 July 2017 in Regional East

NSPCC concerned after increase in cases of children being left home alone in Derbyshire

More than 60 cases of children being left home alone in Derbyshire were referred to the police and children's services last year, the NSPCC has said. The children's charity said specialist counsellors on its 24-hour helpline made 64 referrals last year (

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Which Derbyshire town has the fastest rising property prices in Britain?

A Derbyshire town has the fastest rising property prices in Britain, according to a property website. Although the rate of growth in the British property market has slowed down, the general curve is still on the way up, according to Zoopla. However not a

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Primark recalls flip-flops containing chemical linked to cancer

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled pairs of flip-flop over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer. Three pairs of flip flops sold in the store for almost six months this year have been recalled by the clothes store. A Primark spok

18 July 2017 in Regional East

COLUMN: HS2 decision ‘is just plain wrong’

Yesterday’s announcement on HS2 was greeted with dismay in the Derbyshire parish of Blackwell. Residents say the confirmed route would have a devastating effect on them - particularly the historic village of Newton and its surrounding countryside. We bel

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Alfreton school’s stage debut reveals wealth of talent

It was a hard knock week for students at an Alfreton school as they staged a series of stellar performances of a much-loved Broadway musical. A cast of 20 students from David Nieper Academy dazzled their way through four performances of Annie for audienc

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Drink-drive crash motorist is ordered to pay a hefty £2,935

A drink-drive crash motorist who was in collision with a lorry on a dual carriageway has been ordered to pay out a hefty £2,935. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how James Christopher Steels, 66, of The Hill, at Glapwell, Chesterfield, was involved

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Former homeless man may keep new home despite fresh offence

An offender has been given a chance to keep his new home despite having breached a criminal behaviour order for being drunk in a Chesterfield exclusion zone. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on July 13 how former homeless man Daniel Lee Parkes, 40,

18 July 2017 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: HS2 route through Derbyshire is confirmed

The route the HS2 high-speed rail link will take through Derbyshire has been confirmed - and it includes a station at Chesterfield. The railway will follow the route consulted upon in 2016, through Derbyshire adjacent to the M1, avoiding the much-loved C

18 July 2017 in Regional East

WEATHER WARNING: Region at risk of ‘intense downpours’ this week, Met Office warns

Thought the glorious weather was here to stay for the rest of the week? Think again. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but the Met Office has issued a YELLOW WARNING for rain across the East Midlands region. Both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are a

17 July 2017 in Regional East

Don’t like Mondays? Here’s how you can appear on new Alan Carr gameshow and win a YEAR off work

Imagine winning a year’s salary on TV, resigning from your job on air and spending the next 12 months doing whatever you wanted. New Channel 4 TV show I Don’t Like Mondays will see Alan Carr give one lucky member of the audience the chance to have a year

17 July 2017 in Regional East

HS2: Derbyshire’s high-speed railway route to be announced today

The final route of the HS2 high-speed railway through Derbyshire will be announced today. A report last year recommended that the main route be moved east - away from the much-loved Chesterfield canal - and that Chesterfield itself be served by a spur th

17 July 2017 in Regional East

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