News archive from 8 December 2019

Phillip Cocu delivers honest verdict as Derby County struggle at Blackburn

MINI MATCH REPORT Derby County's awful away form continued at Ewood Park this afternoon. They lost 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers - the Rams fifth consecutive defeat on the road. And they failed to score again. They are now without an away goal in the League...

 

'I'll make your Christmas fab-u-lous' says Strictly's Craig

FOR the past 15 years, Craig Revel Horwood has been the man we have loved to hate as one of the judges on the hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing. On the show he’s always been something of a pantomime villain, handing out harsh criticism and low scores...

 

Family's £7k 'luxury' holiday ruined by E-coli warning, food poisoning and lack of disability support

A family who paid £7,000 for a luxury TUI holiday had to deal with food poisoning, an E-coli warning and a lack of support for their needs. Linda Secular, her husband Paul, son Mark, daughter Amy and her boyfriend Joe were looking forward to their...

 

The law on parking in parent and child spaces in Asda and other supermarkets

Parent and child parking is known for causing a lot of controversy and being the reason for many public heated debates. But what are the official rules behind the parking spaces and how much trouble can you get in for misusing them? Confused.com have...

 

'Absolutely buzzing' - Blackburn fans rejoice after win over Derby County

Blackburn Rovers fans have been reacting to their side beating Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship. The Rams’ poor away form continued on Saturday as they lost 1-0 tom Rovers at Ewood Park. A second half goal from Adam Armstrong was enough to...

 

Derbyshire teenager who battled mental health problems tragically found hanged

A Derbyshire teenager who had battled mental health problems for years was found hanged, an inquest has heard. Jacob Bates, 17, was found dead in a wooded area near Walton Dam, in Chesterfield, two years ago by four teenagers who had been playing...

 

Failing Derby technical college changes name and joins new academy trust

Derby's failing flagship university technical college (UTC) - which was placed in special measures 20 months ago - has changed its name and joined an academy trust based in Sheffield. The Derby Manufacturing UTC was opened for 14-19 year-olds  in...

 

Research links vaping to lung scarring normally found in metal workers

A new study has revealed an e-cigarette user has been diagnosed with a rare form of lung scarring - typically found in metal workers. Researchers studying a patient with a rare lung disease think vaping is the likely cause of his condition. They...

 

Routine operation led to Swadlincote woman's death

A Swadlincote woman died several years after she had a hospital operation to remove gall stones. Pamela Eyley, known to her friends and family as Pam, died just before Christmas last year after a long history of problems after undergoing surgery for...

 

Crash driver who ran from police hands himself in next day

A Derbyshire carpet fitter who crashed his car during a high speed chase phoned the police the next day to hand himself in. Joshua Hughes “panicked” when he saw a marked police car as he was driving while using his mobile phone and fled. During the...

 

New campaign launched to get Florence Nightingale statue moved

A group of retired nurses are campaigning for Derby's iconic Florence Nightingale statue to be moved. The group, which say they have strong connections with the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, strongly believe the Grade two listed statue should be...

 

Heartbroken family claims jewellery stolen from body of mother after she died in hospital

The grieving family of a grandmother who died in hospital claim their sadness has been worsened because jewellery was allegedly stolen from her body. Heartbroken Keith Kinsey is facing his first Christmas without his beloved wife Margaret and said the...

 

Welsh village on the market for bargain price but no one wants to buy it

A village in Wales has been on the property market for three years, but no one wants to buy it. According to Wales Online, the price of the entire village has been knocked down to £1.25m which is around the same price as one flat in London.  Estate...

 

Mum tells of agony after daughter went from being a bubbly tot to needing a kidney transplant

A Burton mum has spoken out about how her two-year-old went from being a bubbly chatty tot to a poorly hysterical child who will now need a kidney transplant. Alexis Khan was a normal happy toddler approaching her second birthday, when she woke up...

 

Motorway lane shut for four hours on M62 due to flooding

A MOTORWAY lane has been shut for about four hours due to flooding on the M62 near Simister Island. Drivers have been urged to take care on the westbound carriageway between Junction 18 for Bury/M66 and Junction 19 for Heywood. Highways England...

 
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