If you heard a deafening roar through Ripley on Wednesday, chances are it was the Velocette Owners’ Club as they completed their yearly rally through Derbyshire.
North Yorkshire Police has confirmed the body of a man discovered near to Langley Mill station on Tueday, June 18, was that of York man Spencer Briggs.
An 18-year-old man and 16-year-old boy have been charged in connection with a burglary which occurred on Church Street, Alfreton, on Sunday 28th April around 12.10am.
Residents in the Ripley and Heanor area will have the chance to talk their local councillors on matters concerning Amber Valley at forthcoming members’ surgeries.
Big-hearted truckers have raised cash for an arson-hit nursery after staging a display of their vehicles after reading about the fire in The News.
Members of a local railway trust are calling for volunteers to help make a 45 acre country park more accessible to the public.
A radio DJ is having to deal with callers of another kind this week - after his house quickly became inundated with cats.
A man has been charged with fraud in connection with a series of charity clothing bins posing as collections for an armed forces charity were discovered around Amber Valley.
A Heanor woman is set to scale the UK’s highest peak for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
Ripley Amber Valley Lions donated £1,500 to Alfreton Park Community Special School’s their fundraising efforts.
A free festival of music, dance and diversity is set for Shipley Country Park on Sunday, June 23, and promises to showcase the best of local talent.
A second application to build 79 houses on land in Codnor has been made, after a plan for the site was turned down last month.
A leg-wax to raise cash for Help For Heroeshas taken place at the Day and Night Hair Salon, in Marlpool. Stephen Ward underwent the ordeal in memory of Stephen Brough his partner Kelly Swain’s cousin, who served in the armed forces and was killed in a road traffic collision in Heanor five years ago.
A fly-past by a Dakota airplane is set to feature as part of this year’s annual Codnor Fete on Sunday, July 7.
Tea, cake and kittens are to be the order of the day at an event at Woodland Nook Cat Rescue in Swanwick on Saturday, June 22.
Police in Swanwick are appealing for information after 20 vehicles had their tyres damaged overnight.
A Ripley training centre welcomed teens nearing the end of school to an open day at its Nottingham Road HQ .
Thieves broke into an Alfreton haulage company and stole a truck.
Homes were evacuated when a row of garages was torched in South Normanton on Sunday.2 comments
Fire crews from Alfreton were called out four times over the weekend
BMX riders will be looking forward to a summer of jumps and stunts - after calls to revamp a run-down track were answered by the borough council.
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Amber Valley Rotarians have beenl earning all about the history of Codnor Castle.
An Alfreton man appeared in front of magistrates in Chesterfield after being charged with handling stolen goods.
Police raided a house in Codnor after a tip-off that a quantity of heroin was being kept there.
We had some fantastic entries in our Ripley & Heanor News Father’s Day children’s colouring competition.
It has been a sad week for youngsters after arrsonists broke into their nursery and started a fire in a toddlers’ playroom. Flames tore through the play area at Banana Moon nursery, on Wilmot Street, Heanor.
A woman was cut free from her car after a road traffic collision in Pinxton on Wednesday.
Detectives are hunting a gang of masked raiders who struck at the home of an elderly couple in South Wingfield.
DIY and home furnishings store Boyes is due to sign a lease on a 9,000 square ft premises in Ripley.1 comment
Staff, parents and pupils at Aldercar Infant and Nursery School are celebrating after being given a glowing report by government inspectors.
Two shed burglaries took place overnight between Tuesday, June 11 and the following morning on Swanwick Road, Leabrooks.
A compulsive spender got ten months jail for stealing £11,650 from her sister who is deaf and has learning problems.
A Leabrooks driving instructor says arsonists won’t put him off from doing his job despite torching his learner car.
A £7million contract to build a test facility for Rolls Royce is set to keep jobs secure at a Heanor engineering firm.
A flypast by the Battle of Britain memorial flight was one of the highlights at this year’s Belper Steam Rally.1 comment
The star of this week’s Rescue Me appeal to find pets new homes is a large tabby cat with plenty of affection.
A Heanor man has had his back waxed to raise funds for a Lincolnshire donkey sanctuary.
A flypast by the Battle of Britain memorial flight was one of the highlights at this year’s Belper Steam Rally.
This week I thought I would write this column as Amber Valley Borough Councils Regeneration Manager rather than Heanor Town Team chair.
Eighty apprenticeships are on offer from Derbyshire County Council as the authority moves to boost job opportunities for local young people.
Amber Valley Borough Council has launched a mobile website for any web-enabled phone or smartphone to let residents ‘report it’, ‘find it’, ‘pay it’, or ‘request it’ online.
A retired Grenadier Guard is set to open his ‘hidden gem’ of a garden to the public to raise cash for injured soldiers returning from Afghanistan.3 comments
A police campaign focusing on burglary, theft from vehicles and shoplifting in Amber Valley has so far seen 25 people arrested.1 comment
A team of youngsters from Ripley and Belper spent three days of their half term clearing, planting and litter picking in woodland, just off Haddon Close in Bullbridge.
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of supplying class A drugs after a young woman’s death in Ilkeston at the weekend.
An Alfreton school has launched an anti-bullying campaign in a bid to make the school a nicer place.
Arsonists started a fire in a toddlers’ playroom at a Heanor nursery in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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Weather for Ripley
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 12 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: East
Temperature: 11 C to 20 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: West