The chains of office changed hands in Ripley, Heanor and Amber Valley as new mayors took up their year-long posts.
Unemployed youngsters from the Alfreton area are being urged to take part in a Prince’s Trust course aimed at improving their confidence and motivation.
There is only one way to mark the first stirring of spring in Derbyshire - the dressing of the wells of course.
A man has been charged in connection with a robbery at a South Normanton petrol station
A foundry worker braved a full chest wax in a Heanor shop window on Saturday - all for a good cause.
An innocent painter and decorator died after being stabbed 25 times by a gang including a man from Hertfordshire as he got caught up in gang warfare on a housing estate, a court has heard.
Armed police have arrested a man after a teenager was shot in the back in Luton.
A history teacher in St Albans has been announced as the winner of the Pearson Teaching Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year in the East of England.
Members of a group of young British computer hackers, including a man from Essex, who masterminded sophisticated cyber attacks on major global institutions from their bedrooms have been jailed.
A man who used his IT expertise to launch cyber attacks on the websites of Oxford and Cambridge universities has been jailed for two years.
Rod Stewart's first album of self-penned songs in 20 years has gone straight to the top of the UK album charts.
A mother jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire is to appeal against the length of her sentence, her lawyer has said.
David Cameron has hinted that he could attempt to govern without the Liberal Democrats if disputes within the coalition made it impossible to continue.
Sir Mervyn King has called for an end to bankers being "demonised" for their role in the financial crash, insisting the problem was with the system rather than individuals.
A toddler pulled from the wreckage of a car crash that killed five family members was sent to a morgue in a body bag in the belief he was dead.
A new £3.2 million recycling centre has opened in Somercotes.
The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the renewed focus on economic growth in the Queen’s speech at the state opening of Parliament.
A growing adult and youth learning organisation has strengthened its presence in the East Midlands with the acquisition of a Ripley firm.
Chocolate-maker Thorntons has reported a rise in sales thanks to seasonal shopping.
Things are looking brighter for Blockbusters film and video game rental stores in Alfreton and Ripley –after company bosses announced plans to branch out into music and books.
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Weather for Ripley
Wednesday 22 May 2013
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