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More than 60 voluntary groups in Derbyshire could have their funding pulled or reduced

More than 60 voluntary groups paid by Derbyshire County Council to provide vital care and assistance to the vulnerable, elderly and disabled, could see their funding pulled or reduced. The groups run advice centres, home comfort services, discount...

yesterday, 16:39 in Regional East

Cash-strapped Derbyshire County Council spends nearly £220,000 on award ceremonies

Derbyshire County Council spent almost £220,000 on award ceremonies in the last three financial years, according to a new report. The Tory-controlled council forked out £218,483 on award events for long-serving employees between 2015-2018 - the...

yesterday, 16:20 in Regional East

Thug was shocked as he watched CCTV footage of himself attacking a man in the street

A thug who attacked a reveller outside a takeaway was so shocked by his actions he could not watch the CCTV coverage of the attack for a second time. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on February 13 how Kieran Hosie, 23, of Holbrook Street,...

yesterday, 15:58 in Regional East

Firefighters save person from canal in Long Eaton

Firefighters from Long Eatong attended reports of a person in the canal at Long Eaton. They attended the incident at around 1.50pm today (Thursday, February 21). Firefighters were supported colleagues from Derbyshire Police and East Midlands Ambulance...

yesterday, 15:58 in Regional East

Bacon or sausage? Which do you prefer for breakfast?

A recent survey across the UK has revealed what Brits want to see in their fried breakfasts. The research, undertaken by luxury London hotelier, Guoman Hotels, asked respondents to select items they wanted to see in their fry up from 17 options....

yesterday, 15:44 in Regional East

Drink-driver was caught after someone tipped-off police about his boozing

Police caught a drink-driver with a passenger in his car after they received a tip-off that a motorist had been boozing. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on February 13 how Daniel Peake, 28, of Cheviot Avenue, Ironville, was approached by police...

yesterday, 14:44 in Regional East

Beware of fraudsters claiming to be landlords and taking fake deposits

Action Fraud have received several reports where fraudsters are claiming to be landlords of properties offered for rent online. Prior to a viewing the suspect requests that the individuals pay a deposit and sometimes a month’s rent upfront, claiming...

yesterday, 14:44 in Regional East

East Midlands Consumers Bin 15% Of Their Weekly Food Shop

A new study of more than 3,000 people by, has revealed the most common ways that Britons are willingly wasteful, with those in the East Midlands most likely to allow food to go off before eating, and cook meals that you know are...

yesterday, 14:44 in Regional East

Ilkeston man fined for fishing without licence in Heanor

A 29-year old Ilkeston man has been found guilty of fishing without a licence in the Amber Valley. Dariusz Rogueszewski, of Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, was convicted in his absence of commiting the offence at Osbourne’s Pond, Heanor. He was ordered to...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional East

Samurai sword thug is spared from jail after he brandished the terrifying weapon in a Derbyshire street

A thug who ran out of his home wielding a samurai sword in the street during a dispute has narrowly been spared from being jailed. Derby Crown Court heard on February 15 how Darren Whiteley, 36, of Dale View, at Stretton, Alfreton, had been found not...

yesterday, 11:37 in Regional East

Health experts believe cervical cancer could be eradicated in the UK within 30 years

Cervical cancer could effectively be eliminated from Britain in around three decades, experts have claimed. An estimated 125 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in Derbyshire every year, according to the most recent figures from Public Health...

yesterday, 11:30 in Regional East

Derbyshire wildlife ‘being torn to pieces’ by hunting, say charity

Hunts in Derbyshire have been illegally chasing and killing British wildlife- according to reports received by an animal welfare charity. The League Against Cruel Sports has catalogued incidents including ‘terrified foxes chased to exhaustion’ across...

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional East

New joint fire HQ for Derbyshire and Notts in bid to save cash

A new joint fire control room covering Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire is to be set up this year and would see staff working in a purpose-built centre in a bid to save vital funds. Staff currently based in Nottingham would have to commute to Derby –...

yesterday, 10:57 in Regional East

Need some dough? Pizza Hut in Ilkeston is hiring

Pizza Hut in Ilkeston is on the hunt for staff for the delivery side of the business. The restaurant chain is looking for a shift manager and team member for the delivery team. There are also openings for car owners to be delivery drivers and bike...

yesterday, 10:40 in Regional East

Illegal Derbyshire money lender must pay back over £230,000 in ill-gotten gains

An illegal money lender has been told to pay back more than £230,000 of criminal ill-gotten gains he made from vulnerable customers. Following a confiscation hearing at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday, February 19, Andrew Gent, 50, of Mill Lane,...

yesterday, 09:58 in Regional East

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