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Rape support services in Derbyshire land Government funding for the first time

Rape support centres in Derbyshire have been awarded Government funding- for the first time. It comes after the Ministers rolled out plans to help more victims across the region- increasing funding available for rape support services by 10 per cent to...

today, 17:22 in Regional East

More than half a million people have signed a petition to 'cancel' Brexit

More than half a million people have signed a petition to 'cancel Brexit' by revoking Article 50. The online petition saw a spike in numbers following Prime Minister Theresa May's speech in Downing Street last night- and support is still growing. The...

today, 13:40 in Regional East

Hundreds of Derbyshire children not getting MMR vaccine due to ‘fake news’ on social media

Hundreds of children in Derbyshire are not fully vaccinated against MMR – as the NHS warned vaccine deniers are gaining traction on social media. Across England, take-up of the vaccine has fallen, with NHS chief executive Simon Stevens blaming...

today, 13:40 in Regional East

Motorists warned of delays as Brexit campaigners plan M1 'go slow' in Derbyshire

Drivers are being warned to expect delays as pro-Brexit campaigners are organising a go-slow designed to bring rush-hour traffic on the M1 in Derbyshire to a standstill. Campaigners across the country are planning a series of demonstrations across...

Friday, 22:01 in Regional East

When are the Easter school holidays in Derbyshire - do you know your dates?

The Easter holidays are already on the horizon in Derbyshire - but do you know when the schools break-up? Here is a reminder of those important dates so you don’t get caught out. Easter Monday (April 22) falls within the school holidays - but there is...

Thursday, 14:45 in Regional East

Why some Derbyshire couples could lose £7,000 a year from their benefits

Pensioners in Derbyshire who have partners of working age are being urged to contact the county’s welfare rights service after recent rule changes to their benefits. The Department for Work and Pensions announced recently that from May 15, READ MORE:...

Thursday, 10:00 in Regional East

This is how many children have been admitted to hospital in Derbyshire for alcohol, drug abuse or self-harm

The Derbyshire Child Health Profile report by Public Health England looks at a range of areas include the number of teenage mothers, family homelessness, and obesity in children. It then compares the county data with national data and also looks at...

Wednesday, 15:10 in Regional East

Do you know what these 7 common road markings really mean?

Experts at say many drivers fail to keep up their knowledge of road markings and many have little idea what the markings actually mean. So we've put these into a little quiz for you to test your knowledge. The answers are at the end (no...

Wednesday, 13:54 in Regional East

Derbyshire council chiefs 'working hard' to tackle problem of childhood obesity

Council chiefs in Derbyshire insist they are ‘working hard’ to tackle the ‘growing’ issue of childhood obesity. Government statistics show 33 per cent of children aged 10 and 11 in Derbyshire are currently classed as overweight or obese. The England...

Wednesday, 12:36 in Regional East

This is where mobile speed cameras will be located in Derbyshire from Friday, March 15 - in pictures.

This is where they will be located around the local area at various times until Wednesday, March 27. Photos are for illustration purposes and do not denote exact location of speed cameras. A623 Stoney Middleton other Buy a Photo A517 Belper to...

Tuesday, 13:20 in Regional East

Revealed: how many deaths air pollution causes in Derbyshire

Air pollution causes four in every 100 deaths of people aged 30 and over in Derbyshire, data reveals. Public Health England is proposing a ban on cars idling in areas like schools or hospitals, while councils call for more funding to tackle pollution...

18 March 2019 in Regional East

Storm Gareth’s high winds cause fallen tree on M1

Delays have been caused on a busy stretch of the M1 after a tree fell on the carriageway due to high winds. Highways England reported the incident this morning, March 14, between junction 20 for Lutterworth and junction 21 for Leicester, following...

15 March 2019 in Regional East

All psychological therapies in Derbyshire facing cuts

Psychological therapies paid for by Derbyshire’s main NHS organisations are facing cuts, health chiefs have announced. This comes several months after a public consultation into cuts to a small part of this service, psychodynamic psychotherapy, was...

15 March 2019 in Regional East

Derbyshire Dales councillors agree to put new waste collection contract out to market

Dales councillors have unanimously agreed to send the authority’s new waste collection contract out to market. At the final meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council before this May’s elections, members agreed that now was the time to make a...

15 March 2019 in Regional East

Will your Derbyshire MP be backing Theresa May's revised Brexit deal? - here's what they said

Derbyshire MPs will vote on Theresa May's revised Brexit deal tonight. The Prime Minister is currently briefing MPs in the House of Commons on her new deal which she has said is 'improved'. Mrs May wrote on Twitter this morning: "The deal that...

15 March 2019 in Regional East

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