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Chesterfield man charged with taking a 80-year-old man's bag in a Worksop library

A Chesterfield man has been charged with taking an 80-year-old man's bag at a Worksop library. A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: "We were called to the library in Memorial Avenue at around 5pm last Wednesday ( September 12) to reports that...

58 min. ago in Regional East

Chesterfield Samaritans’ volunteer makes plea to community

We are the Samaritans. We do the majority of our work behind closed doors in sound-dampened rooms. We work all hours of the day and night, we are volunteers – some retired, some students – many still holding down a 9-5 job. We do not wear bright red...

today, 13:49 in Regional East

'Utterly useless driver' going over 100mph on the A38 runs out of fuel and is caught by police

A driver who police said was "drugged up" drove over 100mph on the A38 until he ran out of fuel and was caught by police. Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said: "The driver went 90mph through Littleover, 130mph down the A38. "Utterly...

today, 13:16 in Regional East

Axed youth group left ‘devastated’ as 23 other kids’ community projects across cash-strapped Derbyshire...

More than 20 youth activity groups are at risk of being closed down as the county council looks to save money. A Derbyshire County Council consultation is currently under way into early help services, in a move which will see the authority slash its...

today, 13:16 in Regional East

New bid to convert disused pub in Derbyshire village into house

The fate of a disused pub in a Derbyshire village could be sealed after another application to turn it into a home was submitted. The Yew Tree Inn in Holloway, near Matlock, closed its doors to the public in February 2008. Despite spending 29 months...

today, 12:44 in Regional East

Urgent appeal sounded so more people can be kept safe in Chesterfield town centre

Chesterfield's street pastors have sounded an urgent appeal for funding. Between the hours of 10pm on Saturday and 4am on Sunday, the street pastors patrol the town centre and help to keep thousands of people safe. Among other things, they offer first...

today, 12:00 in Regional East

M1 fully blocked as lorry catches fire

A lorry is currently on fire on the M1 and all lanes on the southbound carriageway are blocked. The section of motorway which is affected is between J25 and J24A near LongEaton and Kegworth. However Highways England has said that delays are building...

today, 11:46 in Regional East

‘Chesterfield offers a vast array of leisure and recreational opportunities’

My name is Mike Snow. I am advertising manager of Reflections magazine and have worked for the company for 25 years. I came to live in Chesterfield in 1985 and was soon impressed with the friendliness of the local people. Chesterfield is an...

today, 11:15 in Regional East

Fundraising banger rally will speed firms from Clowne to Monte Carlo

Intrepid Clowne firms taking part in an epic fundraising banger rally challenge across Europe are set to speed off for Monte Carlo this week. 21 cars, including teams from the town’s SDE Group and Heist Craft, will leave in convoy from Meadowhall...

today, 10:39 in Regional East

Minister celebrates East Midlands export boost with visit to Chesterfield drinks firm

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss toasted a potentially record-breaking year for exports in the East Midlands with a visit to booming Chesterfield drinks firm Global Brands. The minister hailed the achievements of the company, which employs...

today, 10:06 in Regional East

Crushed car causes delays after it fell off a lorry on the M1

A crushed car fell off a lorry on the J25 roundabout of the M1. The car fell off the lorry earlier today and caused traffic delays as one lane closed. At 8am the recovery of the car was completed and all lanes were opened.

today, 08:45 in Regional East

Sunny spells set for later today

There will be a cloudy start to today's weather but later today the clouds will break and there will be sunny spells. The Met Office has said there will be a maximum temperature of 22 °C today. A Met Office spokesman said: "A cloudy but generally...

today, 07:37 in Regional East

Sulphur found in Chesterfield terror suspect’s toilet

Items of ‘explosive significance’ were seized from a terror suspect’s fish and chip shop in Chesterfield, a court heard. Andy Star, 32, the former owner of the Mermaid Fish Bar on Sheffield Road in the town, and Farhad Salah, 23, of Brunswick Road,...

yesterday, 17:25 in Regional East

Matlock mum thanks hospital staff who saved son after sepsis scare

A Matlock mum has praised medics who saved her infant son after he suffered life-threatening complications from a respiratory illness. Felix Cole was just six-months-old when he started to show symptoms of bronchiolitis, a common respiratory tract...

yesterday, 16:52 in Regional East

Joy for Chesterfield 'dancing lollipop man' as plans to cut school crossing patrols are shelved

A well-known school crossing patrol in Chesterfield says he is 'over the moon' after plans to scrap the role have been shelved. A Derbyshire County Council consultation asked schools whether they could fund the crossing patrols themselves, in a bid to...

yesterday, 16:31 in Regional East

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