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Car crashes into house in Derbyshire

A car crashed into a house in Derbyshire last night. Firefighters were called to Thorpes Road in Heanor at around 9.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, March 19). The vehicle had 'collided with a domestic property' and was leaking fluid onto the road. A crew...

15 min. ago in Regional East

M1 drivers heading for Nottingham could face rush-hour delays

Drivers on the M1 are warned that one lane and the hard shoulder has been closed on the southbound slip road to Nottingham. The closures at junction 26 are the result of a vehicle having a tyre change. Traffic conditions are expected to return to...

53 min. ago in Regional East

Selston baby’s funeral fit for a tiny princess

A community paid a pink tribute to tiny Charley Green Armytage as she was carried by horse and carriage on her final journey from her Selston home. Charley died aged just five weeks of sudden infant death syndrome in February. Her grandmother Hannah...

yesterday, 14:35 in Regional East

Heartbreak as faithful Derbyshire police dog passes away

Not all heroes wear capes and not all of them, in fact, are human- not if Munro the police dog was anything to go by. The loyal canine served with Derbyshire Police from 2008-2014 before retiring due to arthritis. Sadly, he died on Monday (March 18)...

yesterday, 13:53 in Regional East

Binge-drinking Derbyshire thug is narrowly spared from jail after he attacked a takeaway customer

A binge-drinking thug who attacked a reveller outside a takeaway 24 hours after he had started boozing has narrowly been spared from being put behind bars. Nottingham Crown Court heard on March 14 how Kieran Hosie, 23, of Holbrook Street, Heanor,...

yesterday, 13:36 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...

yesterday, 13:29 in Regional East

What the serious case review found following the inquest into Amber Peat

Safeguarding bosses have this morning published a serious case view following the inquest of Amber Peat. The report by Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB), was commissioned as an inquest found health education and social care agencies...

yesterday, 12:33 in Regional East

Derbyshire postman who fraudulently claimed £30,000 in disability benefits jailed after being caught...

A crooked postman who pocketed more than £30,000 in disability benefits has been jailed after being caught delivering letters on his five-hour rounds in Derbyshire. Anthony Linaker, 46, claimed he was bed-ridden due to bad hips which left him...

yesterday, 12:24 in Regional East

Route confirmed for M1 and M18 Brexit ‘go slow’ road protest

Details of a pro-Brexit road protest this weekend have been announced. Lorry drivers are urging motorists to join the ‘go-slow’ this Saturday in protest at the government’s failure to deliver Brexit. M1 set to be hit by nationwide Brexit ‘go slow’...

yesterday, 10:46 in Regional East

Warning to M1 drivers heading for M18

Drivers could face delays this morning due to a broken-down vehicle on the M18 turn-off from the M1 northbound. Drivers could face delays this morning due to a broken down vehicle on the M18 turn-off from the M1 northbound. The breakdown has closed...

yesterday, 07:45 in Regional East

‘Fine, dry and mild’ in today’s weather- well, it’s about time

Morning all! As we move into Tuesday, here’s what to expect from the weather. It’s good news- it will be mainly dry and fine today, although a few isolated showers are possible. It will be misty for a time over the western hills of the region, with...

yesterday, 05:27 in Regional East

Police want to speak to this man in a woolly hat after Blackwell shop theft

Police want to speak to this man in woolly hat after a theft from a store in Blackwell. The incident happened at Blackwell Stores on Sunday, March 17. Officers would like to speak with the person shown in the images as he could assist with their...

Monday, 17:20 in Regional East

Derbyshire serial thief is warned he faces prison if he re-offends

A serial thief with a heroin addiction has been warned that if he commits another offence he is likely to be sent to prison. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on March 13 how Paul Patrick Dunne, 42, of Fairfield Road, Buxton, admitted five thefts...

Monday, 15:28 in Regional East

Thief stole hundreds of pounds of goods from a store to pay-off a drug debt

A cannabis-user stole hundreds of pounds of cosmetics from a store to help pay off a drug-debt. Carlton Peter Bernard, 35, of Church Drive, Shirebrook, struck twice at the Cosmetics Company, at the East Midlands Designer Outlet, at South Normanton, in...

Monday, 14:01 in Regional East

‘Can I sleep in a cell?’ and ‘I’ve left my phone in a taxi!’ among bizarre 999 calls

Police have urged residents to think twice before dialling 999 after receiving more bizarre calls that could put lives in jeopardy. Staff from Derbyshire Police Contact Centre said: “We have just received a 999 call from a male asking if he can sleep...

Monday, 14:01 in Regional East

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