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today, 08:37 in Regional East

Brave firefighter Stefan Hawcroft passes away

A brave Derbyshire and Lincolnshire firefighter has died after battling a brain tumour for five years. Stefan Hawcroft, 29, of Unstone, sadly passed away on Friday. In a tweet posted on Friday afternoon, the official account of the Fire Brigades Union...

yesterday, 22:53 in Regional East

Football fans’ mindless vandalism taints community spirit

With 2018’s World Cup event having finished, it’s time to reflect on the last month, writes Abbie Dodson. We have all gathered loved ones, calorific snacks in cheap transparent bowls, and bitten our nails as we watched the harrowing matches that saw...

yesterday, 08:12 in Regional East

How to retrain your mind

Have you ever been driving somewhere and arrived at your destination only to find that you remembered nothing about your journey? Or has a couple of bites from a bar of chocolate and then realise there is just an empty packet left in your hand? Most...

yesterday, 08:12 in Regional East

The unbelievable reason why a driver abandoned their car on the M1 this morning

A driver abandoned their broken-down car on the M1 this morning - because 'they had somewhere to be'. The vehicle was left in lane one southbound between junctions 35 and 34 of the motorway at around 11am. A Highways England spokesperson said:...

Saturday, 16:29 in Regional East

Small dip in number of people in full or part-time work in Derbyshire

The employment rate in Derbyshire has fallen over the past year, despite rising to record highs in the UK. New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the number of people in either part-time or full-time employment in...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East

Extra strain on Derbyshire hospitals as helpline sends more callers to A&E

The NHS 111 helpline in Derbyshire is referring an increasing number of people to emergency services or calling an ambulance, prompting concerns about extra strain on A&E departments. The latest figures released by NHS England show that Derbyshire...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East

This is how the weather is looking in Derbyshire this weekend

Got plans for the weekend and wondering what the weather will be like? Well here's all the information you'll need......

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East

Action Fraud issues warning over scam Amazon email

A fake phishing Amazon email is doing the rounds asking people for their personal details warns charity Action Fraud. A spokesman for Action Fraud UK said: “We’ve had an increased number of reports about these fake emails purporting to be from Amazon....

Friday, 14:31 in Regional East

Man found guilty of hunting hares with a dog in Derbyshire

A man who was photographed using a dog to hunt and kill hares in the High Peak has been fined £1,500. The trail of Dean Sheratt, from Wesion Coyney in Stoke-on-Trent took place at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 17. Distressing Image...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional East

Car ablaze in Ripley

Emergency services were called to a car fire in Ripley. Yesterday, Thursday, July 19 at 6.34pm a crew from Ripley were mobilised to Juliblee Avenue. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “Hose reel jets were used to extinguish a car fire on...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional East

A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

IN PICTURES: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ snaps July 20 Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional East

Just how hot WILL it get in Derbyshire next week?

With forecasters talking of record-breaking temperatures of over 35 degrees next week, just how hot WILL it get here in Derbyshire? Whilst the forecast for this part of the world doesn’t look to be quite as road-meltingly hot as that, it is still...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional East

Stone circle in Derbyshire was believed to be doorway to a magical world

The towering stones of Nine Stones Close - which form the tallest stone circle in Derbyshire - have inspired many a myth.
Standing two metres high, just four of these huge ancient rocks now remain in position. Their odd shape and massive weight make...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional East

Woman hit with glass during fight on Ripley Market Place

A woman was repeatedly kicked before a glass was smashed over her head during a fight in Ripley. The fight took place on Saturday, July 14 at around 11.30pm. A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said: “The 34-year-old was involved in an argument with two...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional East

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