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East Midlands organ donors honoured for saving lives

People from the East Midlands who saved lives through the gift of organ donation have been posthumously honoured at a moving award ceremony. They received the Order of St John Award for Organ Donation, run in conjunction with NHS Blood and Transplant, which was given to their families and loved ones on their behalf. The private award ceremonies were held at St John Headquarters in Chesterfield and at the County […]

todayJuly 6, 2022 3

Business Directory

Perrys Ford Chesterfield

Welcome to Perrys Chesterfield FordStore, Derbyshire, covering Sheffield, Mansfield and Rotherham, South Yorkshire and in easy reach of most of Derbyshire. We're a franchised dealership for the complete range of new Ford cars and vans, including Motability.  We also carry a wide selection of pre-inspected used vehicles to suit all budgets.  Ask about our current offers on new and nearly new vehicles - you could be driving away in a […]

todayJuly 5, 2022 4

Local News

Man charged with murder following death of 11 year old in Derbyshire.

A man has been charged with murder after an 11-year-old boy was found injured near to Shipley Country Park. Ambulance crews were called to Thorpes Road, near to the park in Heanor, on the afternoon of Saturday 18 June to reports that a boy had suffered injuries. He sadly died later that day. A subsequent police investigation led to the arrest of a 41-year-old man in connection with the death […]

todayJuly 4, 2022 3

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Further appeal after woman sexually assaulted by man while walking dogs near Swanwick

Officers investigating the sexual assault of a woman near Swanwick are asking for the public’s help as they continue to make enquiries. The incident occurred just after midday on Father’s Day, Sunday 19 June, in the fields between Pentritch Road, Asher Lane, and Back Lane, saw a woman in her 50s grabbed by a man who then sexually assaulted her. One of the woman’s dogs had been grabbed by the […]

todayJuly 3, 2022 3

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Derbyshire gypsies speak out after years of abuse.

A family of Derbyshire Gypsies have spoken out about the years of racism, violence and abuse they have faced in their search for a permanent place to call home. At the new Doveridge burial ground site, at the end of Derby Road, two members of a well-known Gypsy family, who do not wish to be named, shared their experiences with the Local Democracy Reporting Service. This includes the family being […]

todayJuly 1, 2022 7

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Mandatory taxi CCTV proposal scrapped as drivers fear cost implications in Chesterfield.

The council has scrapped a proposal to make taxi drivers install CCTV in their vehicles at their own expense after an outpouring of concern over the costs involved.A consultation was held by Chesterfield Borough Council over whether to make CCTV in taxis mandatory, however drivers commented that the cost to install it, likely to run into hundreds of pounds, would be too high for an already ‘strained’ trade.One respondent simply […]

todayJuly 1, 2022 6

Local News

5 new train stations planned for Derbyshire

Two projects to reopen existing rail lines to passengers bringing the potential to build up to 5 new train stations in Derbyshire are steaming ahead with project leaders working with Network Rail to get the plans moving. Just a handful of projects nationally have been invited to submit an outline business case for funding as part of the government’s £500 million Restoring Your Railway programme to reinstate closed local rail […]

todayJune 29, 2022 7

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Man dies following collision in the High Peak.

A man has died in hospital following a collision near to Chapel-en-le-Frith yesterday (Monday 27 June). Officers were called just after 2.10pm to reports of a collision at the roundabout where the A6 meets the A624 at Chapel-en-le-Frith, near The Fickle Mermaid pub. One vehicle was involved, and a man was taken to hospital for treatment, but he died later that night. The man’s family is aware, and they are […]

todayJune 29, 2022 3

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Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner invites the public to share their views on crime and safety

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster has launched a county-wide survey to help her strengthen the policing services local people receive. As part of her commitment to improving frontline policing and ensuring Derbyshire Constabulary delivers a top-quality service to the public, Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster is inviting residents to share their views about their community safety. The Listening to You survey, which will run throughout the year, […]

todayJune 27, 2022 4