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today, 11:25 in Regional East

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan F

today, 10:56 in Regional East

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, th

today, 10:56 in Regional East

New chapter in the history of Old King Cole

Authors have mined a rich seam of history to piece together the story of a major industry which employed thousands of workers. Colliery winding wheels may have ground to a halt but the stories and photos of the communities highlighted in a new book are a

today, 09:14 in Regional East

Derbyshire fire bosses issue safety advice as Muslims mark Ramadan

Derbyshire fire chiefs have issued safety advice for the holy month of Ramadan, which will be observed by most of the world's 1.6billion Muslims. Ramadan - which started last night and will end on June 25 - is one of the five pillars of Islam and marks t

yesterday, 06:35 in Regional East

Brits unknowingly breaking law on road

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found. Researchers found millions of drivers flout laws whilst behind the wheel, with speeding still the most common issue. Almost half of the 2,000 motorists who took part

Saturday, 13:59 in Regional East

ONLINE POLL: Should fidget spinners be banned in schools?

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a 'miraculous' help to her son's ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets. The pupil was given a lunchtime detention after fiddling with his £5 fidget spinner during lesson time. His mum

Saturday, 13:32 in Regional East

VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire. The spectacular gothic outfit, made for Helena Bonham Carter in 1994 horror classic Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, is one of

Saturday, 12:07 in Regional East

Midlands residents burying their heads in the sand over finances

Midlands residents are burying their heads in the sand when it comes to their finances, a new survey has found. And people living in the Midlands mostly blame their lack of financial prowess on busy lifestyles, the research by found.

Saturday, 12:07 in Regional East

PICTURES: New £3.5m Derbyshire healthcare facility taking shape

Work is progressing well on Heanor’s new £3.5m healthcare facility. The centre on Ilkeston Road will replace the former Heanor Memorial Hospital. Latest photographs of the building site show the progress which is being made. A spokesperson for Derbyshire

Saturday, 09:25 in Regional East

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics. Since then,

Saturday, 09:25 in Regional East

Police forces will receive support from the strategic policing reserve

The East Midlands police forces are set to receive support from the strategic policing reserve. This means that Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire will receive a number of additional firearms officers to support policing. These additional firea

Friday, 16:57 in Regional East

Band raises cash in memory of loved one

Crich Brass performed at Ripley Methodist Church in order to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The concert was held in memory of Katy Daughton, the daughter of one of the band members, who had cystic fibrosis. A grand total of £710 was raised fo

Friday, 16:57 in Regional East

Protect your family from danger

If you’re planning a family outing, camping trip or barbecue, take steps to protect your loved ones. That’s the message from fire chiefs who have offered some safety pointers.

Friday, 15:59 in Regional East

1,000 jobs up for grabs at hotel chain

A hotel chain is looking to fill 1,000 positions this summer. Travelodge - whose portfolio includes hotels in Chesterfield, Alfreton, Glossop and Derby - is offering permanent and summer jobs. From the 1,000 jobs, 700 permanent roles need to be filled im

Friday, 15:30 in Regional East

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