Crich teen follows in Ed Sheeran’s footsteps with musical theatre role

A Crich teenager will take the stage with one of the UK’s leading musical theatre companies for young people this summer after beating hundreds of other hopefuls.

Land to the rear of Birchwood Lane, Somercotes, which is earmarked for development.

Amber Valley council to vote on housing plans near toxic waste dump

Councillors are to reassess plans for a controversial housing development in Somercotes next week, with residents insisting more work be done to ensure their safety.

Alfreton musician Tom Shawcroft is in the running for a spot at YNot Festival to be chosen by public vote.

Alfreton musician in the mix for public vote on Y Not festival line-up

An up and coming Alfreton musician is in the mix for a spot at one of the UK’s hottest summer festivals, if he can win the public vote.

Police have released an image of a group of men seen near Seven Stars pub, in Church Street, Riddings, at around the time a bench was stolen on Sunday May 27. The bench had been purchased as a memorial to a former customer who died in January.

Riddings pub landlady “angry and upset” at second memorial bench theft

The landlady of a Riddings pub has been left deflated and disgusted by the theft of two benches bought as a memorial to a former customer.

Ilkeston resident Michael Millen has been successfully prosecuted by Amber Valley Borough Council for fly-tipping waste on the edge of Shipley Wood

Ilkeston man hit with £818 penalty for fly-tipping in Heanor woodland

An Ilkeston resident has been ordered to pay more than £800 in fines and court costs after being convicted for fly-tipping waste in woodland.


In pictures: Heanor wrestling show bags £900 for anti-bullying charity

Heanor’s William Gregg leisure centre hosted a high-octane wrestling show on Sunday, raising nearly £900 for an anti-bullying charity.

Alfreton teacher Tella Durham is seeking an explanation from East Midlands Trains after a catalogue of errors nearly left her 13-year-old son Dan stranded on a station platform at night.

Alfreton mum “gobsmacked” by train failures after son’s lucky escape

A teacher from Alfreton is demanding answers after a catalogue of train faults nearly left her teenage son stranded on the platform at night.

Futures Housing Group won the national team of the year title at the Go Procurement Awards 2018. From left, Jonathan Tomalin, Chelsie Morris and John Thornhill.

Ripley housing provider wins national industry award for procurement

The procurement team of a Ripley housing provider has scooped a national industry title, and commendation for its work with small businesses.

Councillor Jack Brown

Amber Valley councillor in legal trouble over Somercotes housing vote

An Amber Valley Borough Councillor could face legal repercussions after failing to declare a financial interest when voting to approve a controversial housing development in Somercotes.

Kilburn resident and graphic designer Kieran Harrod has received  a prestigious bronze award at the A'Design Awards for visual communication with a branding scheme he devised for Care In One Place.Kilburn resident and graphic designer Kieran Harrod has received  a prestigious bronze award at the A'Design Awards for visual communication with a branding scheme he devised for Care In One Place.

Kilburn graphic designer wins prestigious international industry award

A Kilburn graphic designer has landed a prestigious international award with a branding scheme he devised for a company in the care sector.

Ripley-based balloon artist Melanie Allen is attracting attention from the balloon community across the globe thanks to the recent launch of her first series of online training videos aimed at fellow professionals.

Ripley balloon artist goes global as online instruction videos blow up

A Ripley balloon artist is seeing her designs blow up around the world after releasing a series of online instruction videos.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue issue water safety reminders as weather warms

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue issue water safety reminders as weather warms

As the warm weather sends people in search of outdoor swimming venues and places to cool off, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) has issued a timely reminder about water safety.

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

Andrew Crosby, who works at Swanwick Hall School, will run the London Marathon on April 22 as part of a 175-mile fundraising challenge for Cambodian children's charity Golden Futures.

Swanwick school worker to run marathon for Cambodia children’s charity

A Swanwick education worker has set out to raise funds for children in Cambodia over a series of endurance tests including the London Marathon.


Thousands apply for Canine Cottages critic job as deadline approaches

A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received over 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a ‘canine critic’, and plenty more are expected before tomorrow’s deadline.

Thunder and lightning is expected in the yellow area.

Met Office issues thunderstorm alert and warns of possible flooding

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms affecting north-west Derbyshire throughout Saturday evening, with scattered rainfall expected across the rest of the East Midlands.

These men have been jailed running an international drug-smuggling network after Greater Manchester Police seized �66million of heroin and cocaine in 2017.

East Midlands men jailed after £66m drugs bust breaks European network

Four East Midlands men have been jailed following the highest value drug seizure ever made by Greater Manchester Police (GMP). 

Ripley youngster Lois Smith is auctioning off her handmade rocking horse to raise funds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

Ripley girl selling precious toy to raise funds for air ambulance

A Ripley youngster has launched an online auction for one of her most precious toys to raise money for a life-saving Derbyshire service.

Management consultant Helen Jackson is giving evidence to the government planning inquiry into the possible development on land at Bullsmoor.

Protect Belper group ready for Bullsmoor planning inquiry showdown

As the government planning inquiry into a controversial Belper development enters its second week at Ripley Town Hall, a group of determined campaigners know it will be their last stand in a battle which has taken years of their lives.

The White Hart at Bargate has been named Amber Valley CAMRA pub of the year for 2018. Landlords Sean Brentnall, left, and Rebecca Shirley, front right, received the award from CAMRA chairman Chris Rogers. Also pictured are pub staff Tom Stevenson, June Farnsworth, Ann Watkins, Hollie McConnell, Leanne Stevens, Tina Govan and Kayleigh Barker.

White Hart at Bargate retains Amber Valley CAMRA pub of the year title

The couple who run a Belper pub have made it a double after discerning real ale drinkers named their establishment as the area’s best for the second year in a row.

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