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‘Chesterfield is an amazing town - young and vibrant with an innate sense of history’

My name is Liz Eate. I am 41 years old and I have lived and worked in Chesterfield all of my life. I am a registered general nurse, health visitor and now program lead and lecturer for the BSc (Hons) Child and Family Health and Wellbeing degree at the...

31 min. ago in Regional East

High Peak food waste bag trial could be expanded to other areas

The county council is set to spend £26,000 rolling out free food waste bag trials to tackle the mounting cost of sending 57,000 tonnes of leftovers to landfill each year. In January, Derbyshire County Council spent £3,338 – alongside High Peak Borough...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Picture gallery of Chesterfield bridge’s anti-suicide ‘messages of hope’

IN PICTURES: 'Notes of hope' attached to Chesterfield bridge A project to decorate a Chesterfield bridge with messages of hope in a bid to deter suicide has taken off- with more messages appearing each day. The initiative was launched by local woman...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Councillor slams "blatant tragedy" of 650 long-term empty homes in Derbyshire Dales

There are nearly 650 long-term empty homes in the Derbyshire Dales, a situation which has been branded as a “blatant tragedy” and an “absolute disgrace” by councillors. The comments were made at a meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Hunt to find man who left Dronfield shop without paying

Derbyshire Police has issued CCTV images of a man who left a service station and did not pay for his goods. A man entered the McColls service station in Dyche Lane, Coal Aston, Dronfield, at around 11am on Thursday, July 12. A spokesman for Derbyshire...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Chesterfield businessman injured after car burst into flames during refuelling returns home

A Chesterfield businessman injured after his car caught fire during refuelling at the Ypres Rally in Belgium is returning home. Mr Perez - who opened Casa Hotel on Lockoford Lane in 2011 - was involved in the accident whilst in the designated refuel...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Man rescued from Dronfield lift

A man who was trapped in a Dronfield lift was rescued by emergency services. Today, Friday, July 20 at 10.42am Dronfield firefighters attended a lift rescue, Hallowes Court. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “One male was released from...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Man’s horror at ‘hundreds’ of dead fish in Chesterfield canal

A Brimington man who found himself surrounded by ‘hundreds’ of dead fish as he sailed down Chesterfield canal has compared the grim encounter to a ‘scene from a horror film.’ Sam Benamara was taking his canal boat for a leisurely sail between...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Man found guilty of hunting hares with a dog in Derbyshire

A man who was photographed using a dog to hunt and kill hares in the High Peak has been fined £1,500. The trail of Dean Sheratt, from Wesion Coyney in Stoke-on-Trent took place at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 17. Distressing Image...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

SLIDESHOW: Prom night for the class of 2018

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR PROMS PHOTOS It’s the night of the year when youngsters swap the school uniform for cocktail dresses and sharp suits and jump into a limo. Prom night is one of the most eagerly-anticipated night of the year. Here we look at some...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Action Fraud issues warning over scam Amazon email

A fake phishing Amazon email is doing the rounds asking people for their personal details warns charity Action Fraud. A spokesman for Action Fraud UK said: “We’ve had an increased number of reports about these fake emails purporting to be from Amazon....

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Grassy field ablaze in Holmewood

Firefighters were called to a field fire in Holmewood. Yesterday, Thursday, July 19 at 10.36pm a crew from Chesterfield were called to Dukes Close. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “The crew were called to a fire in a field on Dukes...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Building fire in South Normanton

Crews from Derbyshire and Nottinghmashire tackled a fire at a commercial building in South Normanton. The call came in yesterday, Thursday, July 19 at 5.42pm to go to North Street. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “Crews used hose reel...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

IN PICTURES: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ snaps July 20 Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

MP calls to save future of ‘important’ Chesterfield basketball club

A struggling children’s basketball club has enlisted the help of Chesterfeld MP Toby Perkins following a charging increase that has left them ‘fearful for the future’. The Chesterfield Flight Basketball Club, which trains dozens of youngster across...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

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