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The Supreme Court hearing on Brexit: What’s it all about?

The government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Here’s our guide to what the case is all about. Why is the highest court in the land sitting in judgment on this issue? The Supreme Court is being asked t

24 min. ago in Regional East
 

Long delays on M1 after vehicle fire and collision

Motorists are being warned about long delays on the M1 this morning. Drivers can expect delays of up to 45 minutes on the southbound carriageway between junctions 27 and 26. One lane is closed due to a road traffic collision. A vehicle fire was initially

24 min. ago in Regional East
 

Cameras are monitoring your speed on these 32 Derbyshire roads

Mobile speed cameras are operating on the following Derbyshire roads until Sunday, December 18. A6096 Ladywood Road, Kirk Hallam A511 Swadlincote A6007 Heanor A6007 Shipley B6056 Dronfield Road, Eckington A514 Osmaston Road, Derby A61 Wingerworth to Alfr

24 min. ago in Regional East
 

You may be asked to pay more for Derbyshire police

Derbyshire residents may be asked to pay more for policing. Hardyal Dhindsa, the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, is considering a two per cent increase in the amount of money people pay for police services in their council tax. That equates to a

yesterday, 18:18 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: Supportive justice values crime victims

It can take a lifetime to repair the emotional damage caused by crime but good quality professional support helps vulnerable people take those tentative steps towards recuperation with greater confidence. No one deserves to become a victim of crime but v

yesterday, 15:13 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire council chiefs pull funding for ‘lifeline’ bus service

Cash-strapped council chiefs are to pull funding for a ‘lifeline’ travel service for pensioners. Derbyshire County Council has announced that the money it gives to Dial-a-Bus - currently £689,000 - will be withdrawn from October 2017. Around 1,300 people

yesterday, 13:43 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: Explore the Peaks from every angle like Puttrell

On December 12 1903 the first ascent was made of High Tor Gully in Matlock Bath. This impressive limestone crag is 396 feet high and all previous attempts to conquer it had failed. The man who did make it, along with two companions, was a man named Jim P

yesterday, 13:24 in Regional East
 

Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School is 'inadequate'

An action plan is set to be put in place to improve standards at a primary school following a visit by Government education inspectors. Two inspectors from Ofsted visited Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School in Victoria Street, Ironville, on two sepa

yesterday, 12:13 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire police investigates reports of historic child abuse in football

Derbyshire Constabulary has revealed it is investigating historical allegations of child sex abuse against a former football coach. A force spokesman said: "Allegations have been made against a 62-year-old man in relation to non-recent child...

yesterday, 12:13 in Regional East
 

PICTURE: Lorry gets stuck under bridge on Derbyshire road

A lorry has got stuck under a bridge on a Derbyshire road. The vehicle struck the bridge on Newbridge Road in Ambergate on Friday afternoon. Newbridge Road is currently closed in both directions between the A6 Derby Road junction and the Wesley Road junc

Saturday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Thief took GP’s car after stealing purse and keys during appointment

A troubled thief who took his GP’s car after stealing her purse and keys during a medical appointment has narrowly been spared from more time behind bars. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, December 2, how Ryan Christopher Brown, 30, stol

Friday, 17:10 in Regional East
 

Residents are quids in after People’s Postcode Lottery win

Three people from the same street in Swanwick are quids in after scooping a cash prize with People’s Postcode Lottery. The residents of Rowthorne Avenue will each receive £1,000 after their postcode was drawn as a Daily Prize winner. People’s Postcode Lo

Friday, 17:02 in Regional East
 

Men force their way into house and threaten occupants in Somercotes

Police are appealing for information after three men forced their way into a house in Somercotes house and threatened the occupants. On Thursday, December 1 at 9.10pm a woman knocked on the door of a house on Birchwood Lane. The woman briefly spoke to an

Friday, 16:41 in Regional East
 

Quiz of the week’s news...

It’s been a busy old week in the world of news, sport and celeb. But how much attention have you been paying to what’s hit the headlines? Have a go at our quick quiz and see.

Friday, 16:26 in Regional East
 

Bereaved mum launched a prolonged attack on taxi-driver

A bereaved mum launched a prolonged attack on a taxi-driver after he had tried to find her a cash machine so she could pay her fare. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how booze-fuelled Lucy Beresford, 39, of Nelson Close, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, att

Friday, 15:36 in Regional East
 
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