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Help deter unwanted trick or treaters by displaying free poster

Residents across Derbyshire are being invited to pick up free posters to help scare off unwanted trick or treaters and anti-social behaviour over Halloween and Bonfire Night. The posters can be collected from Safer Neighbourhood officers and are designed

26 min. ago in Regional East

Murder suspect remanded in custody after man’s dismembered body found in suitcase

A man has appeared at court charged with murder following the discovery of a man’s dismembered and burnt body in a suitcase in Derbyshire. Ming Jiang, 42, of Falconwood Way, Manchester, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, October 25 charged wi

36 min. ago in Regional East

New recruits join Derbyshire Constabulary

A former barrister and an ex-DJ are among 16 new recruits joining Derbyshire Constabulary. The 11 men and five women have been attested at a special ceremony held at police headquarters in Ripley on Friday, October 21. Deputy Chief Constable Peter Goodma

36 min. ago in Regional East

Cattery’s coffee event for cancer

The Appletree House Cattery in Codnor recently hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Owner Donna Cooney said: “There are some very special people in our lives who are suffering at the moment, or have done recently, so it wa

46 min. ago in Regional East

Students play vital role in city event

Students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus in Morley helped to stage a popular outdoor street festival. More than 70 learners got involved at the tenth annual Derby Festé weekend. The volunteers were all part of the Uniformed Public Services stud

today, 11:47 in Regional East

Hallowe’en fun at the pub for charity

The Rose and Crown in Morley is staging a series of spooktacular Hallowe’en activities to raise money for the NSPCC this half-term. The pub, part of Vintage Inns, has recently partnered with the NSPCC to raise funds for the charity which works to protect

today, 11:47 in Regional East

Alfreton joinery apprentice nails national award

An Alfreton joinery firm’s star apprentice has been named as the best trainee in the country at a major industry awards night, delighting his bosses. Greg Kasowicz, 23, took the title for Trainee of the Year at the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) aw

today, 11:47 in Regional East

Increased chance of Northern Lights sightings

The chances of spotting the Aurora Borealis should increase over the next few days, according to space weather experts. According to the British Geological Survey, elevated geomagnetic activity caused by a high-speed solar wind will take place over the n

today, 11:39 in Regional East

16 dogs with a Halloween costume better than yours

Man’s best friend may have a rough time of it on November 5th, so why not at least give your pooch a fun Halloween? Here’s some of the best pet costume pictures we’ve found on the internet.

yesterday, 17:34 in Regional East

Health chiefs want to scrap 40 ‘non-essential’ medical treatments

Screening for prostate cancer, electronic monitoring of a baby’s heart during labour and using saline solution on cuts are some of the treatments which offer little or no benefit to patients new research states. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has

yesterday, 15:59 in Regional East

Child car seats recalled over safety fears

Leading manufacturer Recaro is recalling some of its child car seat products over safety concerns. The company has announced the move after tests revealed that a particular batch of its fix bases - used with the child seat Optia and the infant carrier Pr

yesterday, 12:31 in Regional East

VIDEO: Halloween ghost stories from a Derbyshire landmark

With Halloween just around the corner, watch our video of spooky stories from Bolsover Castle. To read about Derbyshire’s top five most haunted places click here.

yesterday, 10:41 in Regional East

Ten-year milestone for H-Stock

Andy Whitt remembers the moment he was told his baby daughter had cancer like it was yesterday. A sense of panic washed over him, followed by sheer devastation and heartbreak. “Nothing prepares you for the devastating news that your baby is unwell, it’s

yesterday, 10:41 in Regional East

TRAFFIC: Three-car crash closes a lane on the M1

An accident involving three cars has forced a lane closure on the M1 and is causing tailbacks already. The incident happened on northbound carriageway at J25, at the junction with the A52, Brian Clough Way. It is also affecting J24a for the A50 to Derby.

yesterday, 09:45 in Regional East

Halloween countdown of Derbyshire’s most haunted places

Ghosts and ghouls are preparing for their Halloween frenzy this Monday. Here is our top five list of most haunted places in the county...

yesterday, 08:59 in Regional East

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