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Government is ‘turning a blind eye’ to spiralling suicide rate among military veterans

The government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicides among military veterans are spiralling after a Johnston Press investigation found that no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen...

today, 20:15 in Regional East

Gun wielding armed robbers target Long Eaton shop

CCTV images of two men police want to speak have been released after a Long Eaton convenience store was robbed. A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said: “Two men walked into the Wellington Street convenience store on Wednesday, June 6, and pointed a...

today, 17:02 in Regional East

Police issue warning about ‘tombstoning’ in Derbyshire quarries

Police urge parents to talk to children about the dangers of tombstoning or jumping into quarry waters this summer. The urgent warning from Derbyshire Police comes as in the last few weeks groups of children and young people have been gathering at...

today, 17:02 in Regional East

VIDEO: Warning over giant venomous spiders feared on the loose in Derbyshire

Experts have given advice to the public over fears that two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose in Derbyshire, after babies were found abandoned in a car park. A member of the public reported seeing...

today, 17:02 in Regional East

Dangerous driver is spared from jail after forcing two vehicles off the road

A dangerous driver who forced two vehicles off the road during an accident has narrowly been spared from time behind bars. Derby Crown Court heard on Monday, July 16, how Andrew Cooke, 32, of St Lawrence Avenue, Bolsover, was driving a Volvo on...

today, 17:02 in Regional East

Police appeal after woman goes missing from Ilkeston

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who has gone missing from Ilkeston. Jane Stacey has been missing from her home in the town since 10am yesterday (Monday). The 48-year-old is described as slim, 5ft 2ins tall and with shoulder length black...

today, 17:02 in Regional East

Man 'disgusted' after Derbyshire police say they won't investigate theft despite crystal clear CCTV -...

A builder has said he is 'disgusted' after Derbyshire police found crystal clear photos of a thief emptying his bank account and then "shelved" the case - because the suspect "had never been arrested before." Graham Buck had his...

today, 17:02 in Regional East

Headteacher accused of sex offences involving a boy has case further adjourned

The headteacher of a primary school charged with ten sex offences involving a teenage boy in Glossop has had his case further adjourned. Robin Scott, who has also been charged with a grooming offence involving the same boy, originally appeared at...

today, 10:26 in Regional East

Opportunities for all on community care farm

One lad smiles as he strokes a friendly calf, pigs seek refuge in a mudbath on a sweltering day and cute chinchillas cool down in the reptile house. A royal python, Californian corn snake and red-toed tortoises are not usual sights at a Derbyshire...

today, 10:26 in Regional East

Thousands could be carrying sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ in Derbyshire

Thousands of people in Derbyshire could be carrying a new sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ which can leave women infertile. Mycoplasma genitalium, known as MG, affects between 1% and 2% of the population, according to the British Association of Sexual...

today, 10:26 in Regional East

Six extra ambulances and 51 new frontline staff for Derbyshire

Derbyshire will gain up to six extra ambulances and 51 more frontline staff after a funding boost from central government. East Midlands Ambulance Service was granted an additional £9 million in funding by Derbyshire healthcare commissioners, spread...

today, 10:26 in Regional East

Rapist who tied-up victim is jailed for five years

A rapist who bound-up a woman before forcing himself upon her in a bath has been jailed for five years. Derby Crown Court recently heard how Callum Hamshaw, 26, of Portland Avenue, Creswell, tied the victim’s hands together, forced her into the bath...

today, 10:26 in Regional East

Important changes to bin collections up for debate in Erewash

More than 3,000 tonnes of recyclable material is still being sent to landfill by Erewash residents – spurring the borough council into action. The authority is now planning to spend £63,500 to look into two pilot schemes which aim to address the...

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional East

Disrespectful drug-dealer calls top judge “duck” before she puts him behind bars

A disrespectful drug-dealer called a top judge “duck” before she locked him up for selling the zombie drug Mamba to an undercover police officer. Anthony Bilson, formerly of Chesterfield, was told by Judge Nirmal Shant QC: “I am the judge, not...

yesterday, 16:26 in Regional East

Less than one in four rape prosecutions in Derbyshire lead to convictions

Only around one in four rape cases brought to court by Derbyshire Police result in a conviction, figures show. Data, released by the Ministry of Justice, reveals that in 2017 only 28 per cent of Derbyshire Police’s prosecutions for rape were...

yesterday, 16:26 in Regional East

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