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Judge is shocked to learn a thug has been reunited with his partner after he throttled her

A judge was alarmed to hear how a troubled relationship has been resumed after a thug had throttled his partner in her home. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on December 4 how Dominic McKenna, 26, of Church Walk, New Whittington, Chesterfield,...

yesterday, 14:49 in Regional East

Why Derbyshire pub has scrapped plans to sell booze until 5.30am

A Ripley pub has ‘changed its mind’ on plans to play outdoor music until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays and serve alcohol until 5.30am every day of the week. The Old Cock Inn, on Church Street, had made an application to Amber Valley Borough Council. A...

yesterday, 14:40 in Regional East

Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

yesterday, 14:29 in Regional East

Missing Derbyshire woman is found safe

A missing Killamarsh woman who had raised concerns of Derbyshire Police has been found safe, it has been confirmed. Claire Brunt, 38, was last seen at her home in Killamarsh at 12.30am on Sunday - leading to a police campaign for information about her...

yesterday, 14:24 in Regional East

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

yesterday, 14:17 in Regional East

Anti-fracking protestors are found guilty of aggravated trespassing at a Derbyshire drilling company site

Two anti-fracking protestors have been found guilty of aggravated trespassing after they stopped a lorry from entering a Derbyshire work site. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on December 4 how Scott Breen, 44, and Rosalyn Massey, 42, had locked...

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional East

Theresa May could be delaying tomorrow’s key Brexit vote

The BBC is reporting that Theresa May could be delaying a vital vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement which is scheduled to take place tomorrow (December 11). The Prime Minister is expected to give a speech outside Downing Street at 3.30pm today,...

yesterday, 13:25 in Regional East

Derbyshire vet issues festive warning about what not to feed your dogs

A warning has been issued to all dog owners during the Christmas period NOT to feed your dogs certain types of festive food. It follows the case of Mickey, a 15-month-old Belgian Shepherd dog who was saved by staff at Pride Veterinary Centre in Derby...

yesterday, 13:18 in Regional East

Councillor must pay £1,500 after falsely claiming he had been attacked by a fellow councillor

A Clowne parish councillor who falsely claimed he had been assaulted by a fellow councillor during a meeting has been ordered to pay £1,500 for wasting police time. Derby Crown Court heard on Tuesday, December 4, how Ross Walker, 47, of Gray Street,...

yesterday, 11:28 in Regional East

Derbyshire Police concerned for safety of missing Derbyshire woman

Derbyshire Police has issued a statement concerning the safety of a Killamarsh woman who has been missing from her home since midnight on Sunday. Claire Brunt, 38, was last seen at her Killamarsh home at around 12.30am on Sunday. December 9, and...

yesterday, 08:37 in Regional East

Delays on M1 southbound near Worksop due to broken down vehicle

Delays lasting up to 45 minutes are expected on the M1 Southbound near Junction 30 for Worksop after a broken down vehicle forced one lane to close. The incident happened at around 7.30am this morning (Monday, December 10). with normal driving...

yesterday, 08:37 in Regional East

Possible frosty start to Monday morning across Derbyshire

A cold and frosty start to Monday morning (December 10) across Derbyshire is expected to turn into cloudy conditions with some lingering showers. The Met Office predicts that while the conditions may be cold and frosty to start, average temperatures...

yesterday, 07:45 in Regional East

Find out where mobile speed cameras will be patrolling in Derbyshire this week

The location of mobile speed cameras in Derbyshire for the coming week have been confirmed. They are set to be in position at a number of county locations - and we’ve got the list in full. Three mobile safety camera vans and an enforcement motorcycle...

Sunday, 21:56 in Regional East

Horses on the loose at Little Eaton give police the runaround

Derbyshire police had to act on the hoof after they were saddled with a group of horses on the loose. Officers say they have received dozens of calls about horses straying on the A38 at Little Eaton. The force’s contact centre said the animals have...

Sunday, 12:57 in Regional East

Avoid debt despair by acting fast on financial issues when you can no longer work

I recently become a carer for my partner who I live with and can no longer work. We’ve started falling behind on our bills and I’m worried our debts are only going to get worse. I’m on Carer’s Allowance but what else can I do to turn things around?...

Sunday, 11:20 in Regional East

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