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This is how you can fulfil your childhood ambition and become a train driver in Derbyshire

Are you looking for a new job but fancy something other than a 9-5 office job? Ever thought about becoming a train driver? East Midlands Trains are currently recruiting for trainee depot drivers based in Derby. The job comes with a starting salary of...

yesterday, 11:30 in Regional East
 

Union blasts plans to cut hours and pay for Derbyshire school dinner ladies - claiming it will force some...

Derbyshire school dinner ladies are in tears and on the verge of having to turn to foodbanks for help, a union has claimed. Last week, trade union GMB said that it was taking the fight to Derbyshire County Council over plans which could see 952 school...

yesterday, 09:47 in Regional East
 

Crich Tramway Village seeks local hero for Starlight Extravaganza role

Crich Tramway Village will hold its annual Starlight Extravaganza from Monday to Saturday, October 29 to November 3. It is an opportunity to see the village lit up in dazzling displays of colour and ride vintage trams in the dark. The lights will be...

Tuesday, 12:14 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire headteachers join rally at Westminster over school funding dispute

Headteachers from Derbyshire joined hundreds of others from across the country during a recent protest rally at Westminster about school funding in England. The campaigners recently met at Parliament Square and marched to Downing Street on Friday,...

Tuesday, 12:14 in Regional East
 

Thousands of jobs on horizon as Chesterfield shortlisted as potential site for huge new train factory

Thousands of new jobs could be created in Chesterfield - if a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to build a train factory in the area gets the go-ahead. The former Hartington Colliery site, between Staveley and Barrow Hill, is one of just six sites...

Monday, 13:13 in Regional East
 

World Mental Health Day: How Derbyshire charity helps those with long-term conditions

People who live with a long-term physical condition - such as diabetes, arthritis or asthma – are seven times more likely to experience mental ill-health conditions, including depression and anxiety. On World Mental Health Day, we look at how...

Thursday, 17:56 in Regional East
 

TV presenter backs World Mental Health Day and urges people to look out for early warning signs of mental...

Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme this year is supporting good mental health in the workplace. In recent months the importance of mental first aiders has been a hot topic, hoping to catch the warning signs before it gets too much. Anna...

10 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire Dales landmarks to light up for Baby Loss Awareness Week

Derbyshire Dales District Council is to illuminate Matlock Town Hall and the landmark Jubilee Bridge in Matlock Bath with pink and blue lights for Baby Loss Awareness Week, October 9-15. Run by the charity Sands, the national campaign is an...

10 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Campaigners fighting the closure of a holiday home for Derbyshire and Notts miners vow to keep up the fight...

Protestors who marched against the closure of the convalescent home which has looked after miners from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for decades, say they will never give up on campaigning to make sure retired miners and their families who used it...

8 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire County Council gets £1.2m grant for A619 safety improvements

Safety improvements to a Derbyshire Dales road are picking up speed after the government allocated more than £1million to the project. On Thursday, October 11, Derbyshire County Council will be asked to agree that £1.18m from the Department for...

8 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Daughter of Derbyshire man who took his own life urges people to discuss thoughts and feelings

The daughter of a much-loved Derbyshire man who sadly took his own life is urging people to discuss their thoughts and feelings with others. Terence Neal, 77, of Cheetham Avenue, Unstone, died by suicide when he placed himself in front of a train at...

8 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Trains between Matlock and Derby suspended due to 'slippery rails'

Trains between Matlock and Derby have been suspended this morning because of 'sliipery rails'. East Midlands Trains said a replacement bus service would run for the rest of the morning instead. "This is to ensure the safe operation of our...

8 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Wirksworth charity Aquabox issues donor appeal after Indonesia tsunami

Wirksworth charity Aquabox is now responding to the disastrous aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on September 28. More than 200,000 people in the area are in need of aid, and, in particular, clean...

8 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Matlock retirement apartments plan earmarked for approval

Plans for eight retirement apartments next to a historic chapel and nursing home in Matlock are set for approval. The proposal, from Progressive Care Ltd, would see the new block built in the “informal” parking area of Lilybank Hydro Gardens Nursing...

8 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Brexit Blog: Top Tips For Businesses

A leading figure in East Midlands business has written two blogs about Brexit. In this, the second, he advises businesses about what they should be doing today to ensure a seamless transition to a post-Brexit economy. The author is Dr Nik Kotecha,...

5 October 2018 in Regional East
 


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