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Amber Valley to honour Victoria Cross hero with centenary celebrations

Amber Valley will pause to remember the life of one of its bravest sons next week, as a new memorial is unveiled in honour of a First World War hero. Events on Wednesday, March 21, will pay tribute to Charles Edwin Stone, 100 years to the day since...

yesterday, 15:37 in Regional East

SNOW LATEST: Live updates as snow and ice bring disruption to Derbyshire

A number of Derbyshire routes have been closed due to heavy snow and ice. We’ll keep you updated with on the latest road closures, public transport disruption and school closures, so keep refreshing this page for all the latest.

yesterday, 08:41 in Regional East

WEATHER ALERT: Derbyshire police issue warning for residents to only travel if necessary

Derbyshire police have warned people to only travel if necessary as an amber warning for snow and ice across the county comes into effect. A force spokesman said: “We would advise people to only make necessary journeys and to be prepared for rapid...

Saturday, 18:37 in Regional East

WEATHER WARNING: Amber alert for East Midlands

The Met Office have put out an amber warning for snow and ice from 4pm today (Saturday, March 17) until 9am tomorrow (Sunday, March 18). Snow showers are expected to become more frequent through the evening and night with icy patches also developing...

Saturday, 12:39 in Regional East

Will your child lose free school meals?

New Government rules coming into effect next month could mean thousands of chldren missing out on free school meals. All families on Universal Credit currently receive free school meals. But from April 1, children in year three and above will no...

Saturday, 11:02 in Regional East

Road closed due to drifting snow

Drifting snow has forced the closure of the A57 Snake Pass. Advice is to not attempt to use the route as conditions are very bad at the summit. Further snow is set to hit Derbyshire, particularly across high ground routes, this afternoon and evening....

Saturday, 11:02 in Regional East

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel updates, weather and more

Good morning and welcome to our live feed on Saturday, March 17. Stay with us here for all the latest travel, weather and news.

Saturday, 08:41 in Regional East

Man charged with breaking into block of flats

A man is due to appear in court next week charged with breaking into a block of flats. Paul Fretwell, 41, of Pear Tree Avenue, Ripley, has been charged with burglary and is due to appear before Chesterfield magistrates. The charge relates to an...

Friday, 17:20 in Regional East

Television’s egghead gives talk to wi members

Telly quiz show Egghead Steve Cooke was among speakers at Derbyshire Federation of Women’s Institutes’ spring meeting in the Winding Wheel He was made especially welcome as trustees from the organisation had recently appeared on the programme. Steve...

Friday, 15:42 in Regional East

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven! Easter is around the corner, have you ever wondered...

Friday, 15:29 in Regional East

WEATHER ALERT: Met Office issues new amber warning for snow across Derbyshire

The Met Office has now issued an amber weather warning for snow and ice across Derbyshire this weekend. Its new warning is in place from 4pm on Saturday until 9am on Sunday and replaces an earlier yellow warning which had been issued yesterday. A Met...

Friday, 10:56 in Regional East

IN PICTURES: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

IN PICTURES: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures 16 March Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to...

Friday, 10:46 in Regional East

RISE AND SHINE: Weather, travel and fun features to kick-start your day

Good morning! Please keep refreshing this page for the latest travel news, today's weather forecast and fun features to help ease you into your day.

Friday, 07:35 in Regional East

Crash drink-driver’s car burst into flames after a collision

A motorist whose car burst into flames after a collision was found to be over the drink-drive limit. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, March 14, how Connor MacDonald, 23, of Cheetham Avenue, Unstone, collided with the back of van at...

Thursday, 16:38 in Regional East

A destitute man attacked a fellow-homeless man in the street over a Mamba drug debt

A homeless man attacked another homeless man in the street after he claimed he was owed money for the zombie drug Mamba. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday, March 13, how Wayne France, 43, of no fixed abode, was captured on CCTV grabbing...

Thursday, 16:09 in Regional East

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