It was the week a murder trial began after the death of Daniel Baker, who was found stabbed in the street in South Normanton.
It was also the week a child porn addict from Heanor was jailed.
A Ripley musician was set to play the biggest gig of his life when his band supports top chart star Jake Bugg in Nottingham and student Katie-Louise Smith, from Heanor, had her head shaved for charity.
To read all these stories and much more pick up your copy of the Ripley & Heanor News today.
There are also money off vouchers in every copy of the paper for top attractions like Sea Life and Diggerland this half-term.