By-election day

Voters are due to go to the polls on Thursday, January 30, as the Heanor East by-election is contested.

Labour councillor Phil Hill left the Amber Valley Borough Council post in December to concentrate on his work commitments. The ward covers the Marlpool and Langley area.

Hoping to win the seat are three candidates. For Labour, Sheila Oakes; for the Tories Steven Grainger and for the Liberal Democrats, Kate Smith.

Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm at the community church hall on Breach Road, Marlpool, the parish church at Ilkeston Road, Marlpool, and the community centre at Ropewalk.

For more information call the council on 01773 570222.