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Derbyshire poised for £12m cuts, council tax rise and job losses

Derbyshire County Council is poised to make £12.3million of cuts over the next year. A 2018-19 budget report states the authority plans to make further savings in several departments including adult care, children’s services and transport. The...

today, 20:56 in Regional East
 

Dales could benefit from pension advice

Dales residents nearing retirement age could benefit from guidance in accessing their pensions if Government legislation is given the go-ahead. Financial services firm Just Group claims 12,030 Derbyshire Dales people are aged 55 to 64 years old - more...

today, 17:38 in Regional East
 

Motorist is fined after she collided with a cyclist

A motorist has been fined after she collided with a female cyclist and left her so badly injured she could not return to work for nearly six weeks. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, January 17, how Marianne Robinson, 67, of Lea...

today, 17:11 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire County Council appeals for foster carers

A shortage of safe homes for vulnerable youngsters has prompted the council to organise a number of events promoting fostering. The number of children in need of foster care in Derbyshire has increased over the last 12 months, while the number of...

today, 16:49 in Regional East
 

Man charged in connection with murder of Derbyshire man

Detectives investigating the murder of a Derbyshire man in Loughborough have charged a man in connection with his death. Mark Swinhoe, 38, of Long Eaton, died following an incident on Moira Street in Loughborough on Sunday January 14. Christopher...

today, 16:39 in Regional East
 

Man who died after being taken into custody in Derbyshire named

A man who died after becoming unwell shortly after being taken into custody in Derbyshire has been named as Shaun Aherne. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating Derbyshire Constabulary’s interaction with Mr Aherne, 42,...

today, 15:42 in Regional East
 

Addict ripped off his father for hundreds of pounds to pay off a drug debt

A desperate son set up a credit card account in his father’s name to pay-off a drug debt and stole hundreds of pounds from his father. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday, January 16, how Richard Underwood, 41, of Hurst Rise, Matlock, set...

today, 15:15 in Regional East
 

Animal Magic: Cute capers caught on camera

Each Thursday our Animal Magic feature showcases the funniest, cutest and daftest pet pics from across the area. So why not paws for thought and check out this week’s motley crew? Want your pet to feature? Send a photograph with your name, your pet’s...

today, 14:59 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

This week we take a look at severe allergic reactions. An allergy is an abnormal reaction to an allergen or trigger substance. One of the most common allergens is plant pollen which often causes hay fever. Other allergens include animal hair, bee...

today, 12:04 in Regional East
 

Riddings medical student fundraising for water charity mountain trek

A medical student from Riddings is gearing up to climb Africa’s highest mountain for a charity bringing clean water to rural areas of Kenya. Sophie Taylor, 19, is now in her first year of training to become a doctor at Keele University, but is hoping...

today, 11:49 in Regional East
 

WEATHER ALERT: 37-hour snow and ice warning for Derbyshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice for Derbyshire, warning of the potential for vehicles to become stranded and rural communities to become cut off. The warning is in force from 11am today (Thursday) until 11.55pm on Friday....

today, 11:06 in Regional East
 

Blaze at derelict building

Firefighters from Ripley and Alfreton are currently tackling a fire in a derelict building. Crews were called to the blaze in Butterley Hill, Ripley, at around 7.50am this morning (Thursday, January 18). The fire is on the ground and first floors. One...

today, 10:49 in Regional East
 

Boozed-up crash driver is banned

A repeat drink-driver who was in a collision while driving without insurance has been banned from the road. Ashley Pemberton, 30, of Creswell Road, Cuckney, was involved in a collision with a vehicle on Common Lane, at Shirebrook, according to a...

today, 10:39 in Regional East
 

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel updates, weather and more

Good morning and welcome to our live feed on Thursday, January 18. Stay with us here for all the latest travel, weather and news.

today, 08:25 in Regional East
 

Animal Magic: Cute capers caught on camera

Each Thursday our Animal Magic feature showcases the funniest, cutest and daftest pet pics from across the area. So why not paws for thought and check out this week’s motley crew? Want your pet to feature? Send a photograph with your name, your pet’s...

today, 08:11 in Regional East
 


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