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Derbyshire Dales council to spend more on CCTV

Derbyshire Dales District Council is to spend more on CCTV after it enabled the authority to claim thousands of pounds by providing proof of damage to its property. Derbyshire Dales District Council spent £100,000 last September to install new CCTV...

today, 16:54 in Regional East
 

Masked burglar is jailed after police catch him raiding a chemist shop

A masked burglar who smashed his way into a chemist’s and was caught red-handed by police has been put behind bars. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, July 18, how Barry Bennett, 41, of Openacre, Ironville, was caught raiding Hurst...

today, 16:54 in Regional East
 

Drug-addict who stole whiskey from an Aldi store is locked-up

A drug-addict who stole four bottles of whiskey and breached a suspended sentence order and her post-sentence supervision requirements has been put back behind bars. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, July 18, how Leann Norman, 40, of...

today, 16:54 in Regional East
 

Sudden closure of popular Chesterfield town centre pub

The sudden closure of a prominent Chesterfield pub has left punters stunned. It is understood the White Swan, on St Mary’s Gate, closed its doors yesterday (Wednesday, July 18). The Derbyshire Times has contacted the pub, which confirmed the closure...

today, 14:18 in Regional East
 

Boozy World Cup fan caught drink-driving as he dashed to McDonald’s

A World Cup football fan was caught drink-driving after he dashed into a retail park to get a McDonald’s meal and reversed into a sign. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, July 18, how Luke John Whitbread, 25, of Grasmere Close,...

today, 14:18 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire mum has leg amputated after developing infection in a cut from shaving

A Derbyshire mum was forced to have her leg amputated when it became infected with a flesh-eating bug - after she cut it SHAVING. Tanya Czernozukow, 43, thought nothing of it when she nicked her right shin with a razor and ignored it when it turned...

today, 12:17 in Regional East
 

New bobby on the beat in Dronfield

The Dronfield and Unstone Safer Neighbourhood team welcomes its newest recruit. PC Dave Crook has become the latest member of the areas Safer Neighbourhood policing team, picking up the reins from PC Sally Horner who has moved into a different role in...

today, 12:17 in Regional East
 

Two arrested in Cutthorpe for possession of drugs with intent to supply

The driver of a car pulled over by Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit in Cutthorpe tested positive for cannabis and was arrested. On the B6050 the police arrested two people for possession of drugs with intent to supply. A spokesman for Derbyshire Roads...

today, 12:17 in Regional East
 

Judge warns offender “excuses will not work” as she is threatened with jail

A judge warned an offender that more excuses will not spare her from jail if she continues to fail to comply with her suspended prison sentence. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday, July 17, how Clare Pocock, 39, of Ludham Gardens,...

today, 12:17 in Regional East
 

Video captures incredible moment 94-year-old Dambusters veteran returns to cockpit to fly WWII Tiger Moth...

This is the incredible moment a 94-year-old RAF veteran returned to the cockpit to fly in a WWII Tiger Moth plane. John Watkins joined the RAF in 1942 and later served with 617 Squadron - also known as "The Dambusters". Sergeant Kirkham, of...

today, 12:17 in Regional East
 

Duckmanton hedge alight

A hedge in Duckmanton caught fire and had to bee extinguished by firefighters. Yesterday, Wednesday, July 18 just after 10pm a crew from Staveley attended a small hedge fire on Poolsbrook Road. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “The...

today, 09:09 in Regional East
 

Wheelie big-hearted staff use pedal power to boost two worthy causes

Big-hearted staff at a Chesterfield-based cycle shop have stepped into use pedal power to support two very worthy charities. JE James Cycles, on Brimington Road North, at Whittington Moor roundabout, at Chesterfield, has donated a Marin Bolinas Ridge...

today, 09:09 in Regional East
 

Out of control Marehay bonfire

Firefighters were called after a bonfire at a home in Marehay spread to two trees. Yesterday, Wednesday, July 18 at just after 8.30pm Ripley firefighters were called to a garden fire at Poppyfields. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said:...

today, 09:09 in Regional East
 

Large quantity of rubbish alight in Shirebrook

A large quanity of rubbish on fire in Shirebrook had to be put out by firefighters. Yesterday, Wednesday, July 18 at 5.09pm Shirebrook firefighters attended a fire on Portland Stree. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “Firefighters...

today, 09:09 in Regional East
 

Driver fled after hitting bridge in Chesterfield

Emergency services and Network Rail were called to Sheepbridge after a vehicle hit a bridge. The call came in at 4.32pm yesterday, Wednesday, July 18 and crews from Clay Cross, Chesterfield, South Yorkshire Fire and ERescue all attended as did...

today, 09:09 in Regional East
 


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