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How happy are people in your part of Derbyshire?

People living in the Amber Valley area are the happiest in Derbyshire. Residents living in Amber Valley rated their happiness as 7.93 out of 10 in a government survey, higher than any other areas of the county.

today, 13:52 in Regional East

Ofsted praise nursery in Alfreton

Following a recent Ofsted visit standards at one Alfreton nursery are still rated as ‘good’. The Grange PDN, on Marshall Street, was inspected by the education watchdog and the report has just been published. Inspector Janice Hughes said: “Staff recognis

today, 12:44 in Regional East

M1 CRASH: Long delays expected until this afternoon

Motorists are being warned to expect long delays on the M1 until this afternoon. An accident has occurred on the M1 northbound between junctions 28 and 29 at Tibshelf Services. Lanes are currently closed and normal traffic conditions are not expected to

today, 11:27 in Regional East

What is your favourite Donny Osmond song?

Donny Osmond has sold more than 100 million records, received 33 gold records, had three UK No 1s, nine UK top tens and spent a staggering 333 weeks in the UK charts. He is celebrating 50 years in showbiz with a tour which visits Nottingham Capital FM Ar

today, 11:17 in Regional East

Boozed-up man is ordered to pay £613 after abusing police officer

An abusive boozed-up dad who was struggling to cope with child custody arrangements has been ordered to pay £613 after an outburst in the street. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, January 12, how police were called to a domestic incident

today, 11:17 in Regional East

Boozed-up woman gets a warning after she pushed her partner

A boozed-up woman has been given a warning after she went round to her partner’s home and pushed him. Chesterfield magistrates’ court recently heard how Victoria Elliott, 35, of Hawthorne Street, Chesterfield, felt she had been provoked via messages sent

today, 08:04 in Regional East

Advertising campaign to attract ACF volunteers

An advertising campaign is set to begin in Derbyshire to encourage new adult volunteers to join the Army Cadet Force (ACF). Derbyshire ACF is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in working with young people to join them, no specific s

today, 08:04 in Regional East

Pinxton youngster on a mission to spread goodwill

A six-year-old from Pinxton has embarked on personal crusade to spread goodwill, starting with the residents of an Amber Valley care home. Emmy Fisher ended 2016 by delivering personalised Christmas cards to residents at Meadows Care Home in Alfreton, an

yesterday, 20:30 in Regional East

Air ambulance lands at Matlock Town FC after supporter collapsed

Football supporters and staff at Matlock Town FC helped a man who collapsed shortly before the kick-off at the Gladiators’ home match against Workington AFC. An air ambulance had to be called before landing on the pitch at the Causeway Lane ground on Sat

yesterday, 17:20 in Regional East

Apple users face a rise in app prices after Brexit

First Marmite, then Jamie’s Italian and now Apple users are set to feel the financial consequence of Brexit as prices of apps are set to rise by 25 per cent. The upcoming changes to the App Store will see the prices of apps and in-app purchases rise as a

yesterday, 16:53 in Regional East

Air Ambulance gets a lift thanks to £6,000 plus donation from Derwent Living

More than £6,000 has been raised by affordable housing provider Derwent Living in support of the Air Ambulance to help save more lives across Derbyshire, Rutland and Leicestershire. Throughout 2016, staff at Derwent Living held a range of fundraising eve

yesterday, 16:19 in Regional East

Heroin addict must pay £235 after he is caught with the drug

A struggling heroin addict has been ordered to pay £235 after he was caught with two wraps of the drug. Chesterfield magistrates’ court recently heard how Nathan Hendry, 35, of Laburnum Street, Hollingwood, Chesterfield, was caught by police with 0.37gra

yesterday, 14:39 in Regional East

Fears a 2017 property crash could see £399 a week wiped off UK property values

While the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has forecast that house prices in the UK will rise by around three per cent this year, a Times survey of leading economists has predicted that 2017 could be the year the London property bubble finally bu

yesterday, 14:01 in Regional East

Driving offender failed to give urine after suffering “stage fright”

A suspected drug-fuelled driving offender claimed he could not give police a urine sample for a test because he had suffered from a bout of “stage fright”. Chesterfield magistrates’ court recently heard how Aaron Peter Sanderson, 38, of George Street, Br

yesterday, 13:41 in Regional East

Foul-mouthed woman assaulted hospital receptionist after bust-up with ex

A booze-fuelled woman who threatened her ex-partner and assaulted a hospital receptionist has narrowly been spared from time behind bars. Chesterfield magistrates’ court recently heard how Lisa Boyd, 27, of Bestwood Park, Clay Cross, was spotted shouting

yesterday, 12:27 in Regional East

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