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.

Rolls Royce, Sinfin

Derbyshire set to be hit hard as Rolls Royce announces 4,600 job cuts

Engineering firm Rolls Royce is to cut 4,600 jobs - with many of the roles affected expected to be at its Derbyshire base.
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.

Margaret Miles-Bramwell outside the new Slimming World building

Slimming World founder officially opens new head office extension

It was a day of sunshine and smiles in Alfreton as Margaret Miles-Bramwell officially opened Slimming World’s new head office extension.

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.

Traders like painters and plasterers will be hit by the rise

DERBYSHIRE: Trusted Trader price hikes

Derbyshire County Council has unveiled plans to increase the price it charges painters, plasters, scaffolders and other companies to be on its Trusted Trader scheme.

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.

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.

Bakewell's RBS branch will close later in the year.

Two Derbyshire RBS branches among 162 set to close this year

Two Derbyshire Royal Bank of Scotland branches are among 162 across England and Wales that will close this year.

A Lancaster bomber will fly over the Peak District on May 16

Derbyshire motorists warned of delays ahead of Lancaster bomber flypast

Derbyshire motorists are being warned of potential delays later this month when a Lancaster bomber flies over the Peak District.
Almost 800 jobs will be lost

RBS to close 162 branches and 792 jobs

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it will be closing 162 branches across England and Wales

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.

Rebekah Spackman with her miniture ponies, Sea Dancer, Sea Trinity and Flame of Faith.

‘Real life’ unicorn business helps Rebekah’s recovery from illness

A brave woman suffering from a debilitating condition has set up her own business with ‘real-life’ unicorns as its main attraction.

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.


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.

Ryanair is holding two recruitment days for cabin crew.

JOB VACANCIES: Cabin crew and other roles up for grabs at East Midlands Airport

Fancy a new career that could really take off?

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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