News archive from 9 December 2019

Derby County linked with former Chelsea goalkeeper as record-signing provides injury boost

INJURY UPDATE Derby County are hopeful Krystian Bielik will be fit to face Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls visit Pride Park Stadium in the Championship on Wednesday and the  Rams  are waiting to see what reaction the midfielder has to playing 60-odd...

 

Scarlet fever outbreak hits Derbyshire with more than 50 cases reported

Almost 60 people in Derbyshire have been diagnosed with scarlet fever as the disease appears to be making a comeback across the country. Hundreds of cases have been reported nationally, of the highly contagious Victorian-era infection, Mirror Online...

 

Young Derby woman attacked and threatened police as they came to her aid

A Derby woman in her 20s threatened and attacked police as they came to her aid. A court heard how Alisha Vallis swore at officers who approached her as she lay on the ground and threatened to spit in their faces. The 24-year-old then lashed out at...

 

Live: Car hits tree in busy Leicester road, police and ambulance at scene

Part of a busy road in Leicester is shut this morning after a car hit a tree. Fire crews, police and paramedics were called to Fosse Road South near the junction with Hinckley Road, following the incident at 6.10am. Two people were in the vehicle at...

 

Murder suspect 'agitated' day before he allegedly killed Derbyshire pensioner

A murder suspect from Derbyshire was “nervy and agitated” the day before he allegedly killed a man, a court has heard. Giving evidence at a trial, Brian Taylor said suspect Gavin Collins told him they were being watched on “six or seven” occasions...

 

Burton's Labour election candidate shares post about killing and eating PM

Burton's Labour candidate for the General Election has come under fire for sharing a controversial post about killing and eating the Prime Minister. Burton Live has been sent a screen-grab of a post shared by Louise Walker on July 23 - the day Boris...

 

Burton hospital medics perform brilliant version of Shakin Stevens Christmas hit

Staff at Burton hospital have been getting into the festive spirit and have released their very own Christmas song with a twist declaring 'tis the season for accidents and illness'. Nurses and doctors from the accident and emergency department of...

 

Landlord who stole thousands from pubs he ran will only have to pay back £1

This wheelchair-bound landlord, who stole more than £33,000 from two Derbyshire pubs he was put in charge of, has been ordered to pay back just £1. James Stirling, who has more than 60 theft or fraud offences to his name, banked cash into his own...

 

Children in tears as Burton soft play forced to closed by damaging break-in

A Burton soft play boss targeted by thieves for a fourth time has told of her "heartbreak" at seeing children crying when she was forced to close. Jo Willis has had to deal with the fallout after two burglars broke into Wild Ones, in...

 

Devastated mum told baby would be born dead says hearing her cry was most amazing sound in the world

A Burton woman who was told her baby would not survive says hearing her little miracle tot cry for the first time at birth was the best feeling ever. Mum Kirsty Mizon had even planned a funeral for her baby, including buying an outfit for the tot to...

 

Drivers to be fined £150 if they drop litter in Leicester as part of new crackdown

Drivers who drop litter from their vehicles will be tracked down and told to pay a £150 fine under a crackdown which is being launched next week. From Monday, Leicester's City Wardens will target littering hot-spots, including the Narborough Road...

 

Free counter-terrorism training now available to everyone in UK

Free counter terrorism training is being made available to the public to teach them how to react to a major incident. The training, which was devised by counter terrorism officers and security experts, was previously only available to staff working in...

 

Pub trade not hit by tough new drink drive law

Trade in pubs has withstood the lowering of the drink-drive limit in Scotland, new research suggests. Stirling University academics interview pubs, nightclubs and restaurant managers, finding businesses and customers have adapted to the changes, with...

 

Second storm heading for UK after battering from Atiyah

Weather warnings remain in place for south-west and north-east of the UK owing to strong winds from Storm Atiyah. And more strong winds are forecast from a second storm expected to hit the country on Tuesday. The south-west of England and Wales were...

 

One dead, more badly injured after volcano erupts in New Zealand

One person has died and more fatalities are likely after a volcano erupted on a small New Zealand island, police said. Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims said 23 people had been taken from White Island in the country's Bay of Plenty, some of whom...

 


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