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HARROWING: Derbyshire schoolchildren to be shown film about online grooming

An emotive film is to be launched in Derbyshire schools today to highlight the dangers of online grooming. Kayleigh's Love Story is a film which was produced last year about a 15-year-old schoolgirl, Kayleigh Haywood, who was groomed online by a stranger

today, 15:18 in Regional East

Warning to parents over highly infectious bug sweeping UK schools

Shigellosis, a highly-infectious vomiting bug, is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms. Here is everything you need to know about the bug. What is shigellosis? Shigellosis is a highly contagious infection c

today, 12:42 in Regional East

Teenage boy dies after Derbyshire road crash

A teenage boy has died after a crash in South Normanton. Police were called to Fordbridge Lane just before 8pm last night to reports that a 14-year-old boy on a scooter had been in collision with a black Ford Fusion. A 27-year-old man has been arrested o

today, 10:23 in Regional East

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

Good morning! We hope you all had a great weekend. Welcome to our live Rise and Shine feed which will run until around 9.15am. Please keep refreshing this page for the latest travel news, a video weather forecast and lots of fun features to help ease you

today, 08:42 in Regional East

Special school to remain closed after gas supply ‘cut off’

A special school in Derbyshire will be unable to reopen on Monday after its gas supply was cut off. Alfreton Park Community Special School on Wingfield Road is unable to heat itself and cannot accept pupils. It has not yet been decided if it will reopen

today, 07:53 in Regional East

FEATURE: Day in the life of Derbyshire's Patient Transport Service

Derbyshire Patient Transport Services transports non-emergency patients with additional medical needs to hospital appointments 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. We joined a crew from Ilkeston for a day to meet some of the patients they transport and

today, 07:53 in Regional East

UPDATE: ‘Stolen’ road sweeper ‘taken lawfully’ say police

A road sweeper that was intercepted by armed officers earlier today was ‘taken lawfully’ say police. The vehicle was stopped on the A38 by the Derbyshire Armed Response Unit after appearing on police systems entering the county. They had believed it had

yesterday, 20:06 in Regional East

PICTURE: Stolen road sweeper apprehended by armed officers in Derbyshire

A road sweeper that was stolen from South Yorkshire has been apprehended by armed officers in Derbyshire. The incident took place this morning on the A38 but no other details have yet been released. A tweet from Derbyshire Police says the vehicle was det

yesterday, 15:25 in Regional East

Sherlock tops international poll of most popular BBC characters

In news that will have David Brent demanding a recount, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock has topped a worldwide poll of the most popular BBC television characters. The 40-year-old actor has portrayed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s popular sleuth Sherlock Holmes

yesterday, 14:03 in Regional East

Morrisons recall packs of meat as they may ‘cause meningitis’

Morrisons has recalled a brand of meat as there are concerns it could cause a flu-like sickness and meningitis. 150g packs of peppered beef slices are being recalled by the supermarket chain after the Food Agency said they could contain listeria monocyto

yesterday, 13:36 in Regional East

WASPI CAMPAIGN: 1950s women demand action on pensions

“Everyone has heard of ‘I, Daniel Blake’ - well we want Ken Russell to make ‘We, WASPI Women’ now.” Such is the current confidence of a campaign which - since being formed in 2015 - has rocked the political establishment. WASPI - or Women Against State P

yesterday, 13:18 in Regional East

Vehicle fire closes two lanes on M1

A vehicle fire has closed two lanes on the southbound carriageway of the M1. The incident took place within the last hour between junctions 26 and 25. The Highways Agency say the fire service are on the scene and advise motorists to approach with caution

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional East

10 things that are stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep

There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to prepare us for the new day. But sadly many people aren’t getting one. New research reveals that the average Brit wakes up three times during the night, and for one in 10 of us it’s 7 to 10 times. Here’s 10 rea

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional East

Fire crews battle Derbyshire house blaze

Fire crews from Alfreton and Sutton have been called out to tackle a house fire. The incident took place last night shortly after 11pm at a property on Wire Lane in Newton. The crews used a hose and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. There are n

yesterday, 11:01 in Regional East

COLUMN: How does your chippy measure up?

Fish and chips is a great British tradition and one that we all love indulging in from time to time. But it might surprise you to know that there is a big variation to be found across the county in terms of portions sizes, calories and fat. This can make

yesterday, 11:01 in Regional East

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