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Body found is thought to be missing Derbyshire man Anthony Ward

The body of a man found on Monday is thought to be that of missing Derbyshire pensioner Anthony Ward. Police were called to Straw Lane in Stretton at 2.30pm on Monday after a man's body was found in woodland. A formal identification has not yet taken...

today, 17:37 in Regional East

Police ‘extremely concerned’ for missing Robert from Brinsley

Police are ‘extremely concerned’ for the safety of a 49-year-old man who has gone missing from the Brinsley area. Robert Wadey hasn’t been seen since 12pm today (Tuesday, October 23). Robert is white, has a bald head and a grey/ginger beard. He is 5ft...

today, 15:47 in Regional East

Prisoner with ‘thug’ tattoo absconds from Derbyshire jail

Police have launced an appeal to to trace 34-year-old convict who has absconded from a Derbyshire prison. Damian Ashman failed to return to HMP Sudbury on Friday, October 19 He was convicted of robbery at Leeds Crown Court in 2005 and is serving an...

today, 13:24 in Regional East

Firefighters remove 29 tonnes of coal which set alight onboard lorry in Ripley

Firefighters are working to remove 29 tonnes of coal which set on fire while onboard a lorry near Ripley. Crews from Alfreton were called to the A38 southbound, Ripley turning, at around 10.40am this morning (Tuesday, October 23). They used a hose...

today, 12:42 in Regional East

More than 10,000 children regularly missing from Derbyshire’s schools

More than 10,000 children were regularly missing from Derbyshire’s schools during the first two terms last year, new figures reveal. Across the country, absence rates have increased over each of the last two years, following several years of general...

today, 11:42 in Regional East

Man who robbed 102-year-old relative in her Derbyshire home is jailed

A man who robbed a 102-year-old relative in her own home in Derbyshire has been jailed. Ghulam Qudir, 34, of Almond Street, Derby, was found guilty of robbery during a trial at Nottingham Crown Court and was sentenced to eight years in prison. On May...

today, 10:15 in Regional East

Chesterfield fines defaulter is narrowly spared from being put behind bars

A man who has failed to pay hundreds of pounds in court fines has narrowly been spared from being put behind bars. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on October 18 how Kevin Keith Johns, 30, of South Crescent, Duckmanton, Chesterfield, appeared in...

today, 09:14 in Regional East

Chesterfield drink-driver crashed as he reached for flowers in his van

A motorist was caught at more than twice the drink-drive limit after he had left home after a row and crashed his van. David Hall, 57, of Ringwood View, Brimington, Chesterfield, lost control of his Volkswagen Caddy van on Crow Lane, at Chesterfield,...

today, 08:52 in Regional East

Three lanes closed on M1 near Tibshelf after HGV collision causing oil spillage

Three lanes have been closed between J28 and J29 of the M1 after a HGV crash which caused an oil spillage. Emergency services are currently on the scene following the crash which happenedat around 6.30pm this morning (Tuesday, October 23). Highways...

today, 07:48 in Regional East

What to expect from the weather on Tuesday

Morning all- here’s today’s weather forecast for Tuesday. We’re in for a breezy day today (Tuesday, October 23)- although spells of hazy sunshine are expected throughout the morning. Becoming cloudier in the afternoon as patchy cloud moves in from the...

today, 07:21 in Regional East

East Midlands sex trafficking ring jailed for 37 years

A sex trafficking gang from the East Midlands have been jailed for modern slavery offences following their involvement in illegal brothels. The group of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire men and women, which included a father and his two sons, were...

yesterday, 16:39 in Regional East

Heroin addict is spared from custody after stealing cosmetics from the East Midlands Designer Outlet

A desperate drug-blighted thief who stole hundreds of pounds of cosmetics from the East Midlands Designer Outlet has been forced to pay a heavy price for his offending. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on October 18 how Andrew Christopher Black,...

yesterday, 16:02 in Regional East

Smokers - break the habit to improve your health

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and thousands of people are quitting throughout October as part of national campaign Stoptober. The month might be nearly over but there’s still plenty of free stop smoking support...

yesterday, 13:33 in Regional East

Derbyshire man trapped his ex’s hand in a door and fractured a thumb and a finger

A man trapped his ex-partner’s hand in a door and fractured a thumb and a finger after he tried to stop her getting out of her home after a bust-up. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on October 18 how Bradley Boyle, 24, of Bakestone Moor,...

yesterday, 12:42 in Regional East

RSPCA appeal after three kittens dumped by side of busy Derbyshire road

The RSPCA has launched an appeal after three kittens were found dumped by the side of a busy road near Ilkeston. The three black female kittens, who are just a few weeks old, were found on Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm when a motorist noticed a moving...

yesterday, 12:33 in Regional East

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