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Fire next to railway disrupting trains to London, Nottingham and Sheffield

A fire has broken out next to the track between East Midlands Parkway and Loughborough and causing disruption to the London St Pancras , Nottingham , Sheffield route. The major disruption started around lunchtime today, Sunday, August 19 and customers...

yesterday, 14:55 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire Police share concerns for missing 12-year-old boy

The hunt is on to find a 12-year-old boy who has not been seen since Friday. Dre Wilson, from Leicestershire was last seen at 9.05pm running along a street. Officers say he is very distinctive in his appearance and hope that they will help to find him...

yesterday, 11:50 in Regional East
 

Emergency call out for unattended Ripley bonfire

A bonfire left unattended in Ripley had to be extinguished by the fire service. Yesterday, Saturday, August 18 at 10.12pm a crew from Ripley were called out to reports of a fire in the open. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “We were...

yesterday, 11:50 in Regional East
 

Man arrested after bomb threat at Derbyshire police station

A man has been arrested after a bomb scare at a Derbyshire police station. Police carried out a precautionary evacutation at St Mary's Wharf police station in Derby earlier today because of a suspicious package. Bomb squad teams were called to the...

Friday, 17:07 in Regional East
 

Derbyshire Police lacks ethnic diversity compared to population

Derbyshire Constabulary has a disproportionately low number of black and ethnic minority (BME) officers and only one senior BME officer. New Home Office figures show that in March this year, the equivalent of 60 full time BME officers were employed by...

Friday, 16:19 in Regional East
 

Chesterfield panto star Roxanne Pallett in Celebrity Big Brother House

Roxanne Pallett - the star of this year’s panto in Chesterfield - has entered the Celebrity Big Brother house. Her 12 housemates on the Channel 5 hit show include Coronation Street and Neighbours star Ryan Thomas TOWIE star Dan Osborne, Cheers actress...

Friday, 15:16 in Regional East
 

Change your routine during hot weather for dog’s sake

While many of your readers will undoubtedly be enjoying the seemingly never ending good weather, I wanted to remind pet owners about the change in care required for our four-legged friends as forecasters predict another wave of high temperatures. I am...

Friday, 12:34 in Regional East
 

What will the weather be like this weekend?

Here is the weather forecast for the weekend across East Midlands. On Saturday it will be a largely dry, breezy day, with variable cloud, but also some warm and humid feeling sunny spells. Best of these in the east. Staying rather cloudy across the...

Friday, 12:26 in Regional East
 

A few changes...

At Royal Mail we never forget that we form an essential part of the UK’s social fabric. We know our postmen and postwomen are valued members of the local community as they deliver letters and parcels six days a week - in all weathers. We’re also...

Friday, 12:26 in Regional East
 

REVEALED: The top 10 property hotspots and coldspots in Derbyshire

Matlock and Buxton are freezing cold when it comes to the property market in Derbyshire according to a new online tool that takes the temperature of the housing market by postcode area. PropCast, the UK’s first house selling weather forecast, analyses...

Friday, 11:50 in Regional East
 

What you can expect from the weather today

Here is the weather forecast for East Midlands on Friday, August 17. According to the Met Office, it will be mainly dry, with some sunny spells, especially at first. However cloud will thicken through the day, with the odd spot of rain and stronger...

Friday, 08:30 in Regional East
 

Police praise Derbyshire folk for helping them to solve crimes

Police have praised the people of Derbyshire for their help in solving crimes. The comments have been made in particular to the response for help in identifying suspects caught on CCTV. In the last three months alone Derbyshire police said they have...

Friday, 08:30 in Regional East
 

‘There’s so much character to be found’ - Artist looks to Derbyshire’s market towns for inspiration

Historic buildings and characterful market towns are what inspire this Derbyshire artist to capture the county’s ‘places and people’ through her eye-catching paintings. Working from her home studio, Rebecca Morledge uses watercolour paint and ink pens...

Thursday, 16:11 in Regional East
 

Neighbours accuse Derbyshire farmer of bullying for building 30 foot high ‘wall’ of hay bales

Neighbours of a Derbyshire farmer have accused him of using “bullying” tactics after he dumped 30 foot high stacks of hay bales outside their homes. The locals believe the bales of hay were put there deliberately after a planning application to run a...

Thursday, 15:19 in Regional East
 

Rise in car thefts in Derbyshire

Car thefts increased last year in Derbyshire according to the latest police recorded crime figures, likely propelled by an increase in keyless cars. The trend has led vehicle manufacturers to demand tighter controls on the “open sale” of equipment...

Thursday, 14:20 in Regional East
 
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