SNEAK PEEK: What’s in this week’s Ripley and Heanor News?

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Here’s just some of what you’ll be reading in this week’s paper...

Read more about how a vile Ripley rapist has tried to convince top judges that his ‘draconian’ 22-year jail term should be slashed.

A group of eight volunteers who care Codnor Castle are celebrating this week after being awarded grants of more than £20,000 to carry out vital heritage work.

A South Normanton pre-school is all set for spring after offially opening its new outdoor learning area.

Discover how an Alfreton drink-driver was caught by police with an open can of Stella lager with a straw in it in his car.

A prolific shoplifter who repeatedly stole from stores in Ripley and Alfreton has been jailed.

And of course there’s your usual helping of community news, letters, columns and more.

As well as all of this, there’s your guide to what’s on when and where in our entertainment section GO! and all the latest sport headlines dominate the back pages.