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Derbyshire firefighters plan more strikes

Firefighters are planning more strike action in their continued row over pensions.

Bakewell Infants, head Tricia Outram with year two

Bakewell: Minister praises kids’ reading skills

Youngsters at an infants’ school have proven they are on the right page when it comes to their reading skills after acing a national test.

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Derbyshire cops are using Tasers more

The use of Tasers by Derbyshire police has increased by over 60 per cent in the last five years, new Government figures have revealed.

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Police scene on Roundhay Crescent, Harehills, this morning (wednesday).

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Drugs awareness evening in Wirksworth

Parents in Wirksworth and Middleton are invited to attend an event to help increase their awareness around drugs and young people.

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Derbyshire weather: Rain with some heavier showers

Today promises to be a mixture of cloud and rain - going from patchy showers to some heavier outbursts.

Regional rss

Jail 'had leak talks with Venables'

A witness has given evidence in the trial of prison officer Scott Chapman, of Corby, who was allegedly paid £40,000 by newspapers for information about James Bulger's killer after he was sent back to prison in 2010 for child porn offences.

Bulger killer feared 'thug' tag

James Bulger's killer did not want his hair shaved off in prison for fear of it leaking to newspapers that he looked "like a thug", a court heard in the trial of a prison officer from Corby.

Man held over Premier League drone

A suspected drone pilot from the Nottingham area has been arrested after a device was flown over a packed football stadium, police have said.

Accused challenged on 'conscience'

A prison officer from Corby was challenged in court about whether he felt a "tweak of conscience" about making thousands of pounds from tabloid newspapers in exchange for "drivel" about James Bulger's killer Jon Venables.

More help for sexual abuse victims

Men who have experienced sexual abuse are to receive support from a project that has been awarded £252,964.

National rss

McConaughey scoops thriller award

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another award to add to his growing trophy collection - scooping best actor at the Crime Thriller Awards.

Measures to improve used car market

More measures are to be introduced to prevent consumers getting bad deals when buying used cars, the Government has announced.

Rwanda suspends BBC radio service

The BBC has had one of its African radio services suspended by the Rwandan government in protest at a documentary about the country's 1990s genocide, the broadcaster said.

Asda faces mass action on equal pay

Supermarket giant Asda could face legal action from tens of thousands of mainly female employees who claim they have been underpaid.

Scott Mills reveals Cheryl support

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Scott Mills revealed he has found unlikely support from Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - as he prepares to hit the dancefloor tonight.

Business rss

Watch your speed

Derbyshire speed cameras for the week ahead – FULL LIST OF LOCATIONS

Mobile speed cameras will be located on the following routes between Monday, October 20 and Sunday, October 26.

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Derbyshire travel update – GRIDLOCK ON M1

Here are the main problems on the roads this morning.

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Peak restaurant named one of UK’s best

A Peak District restaurant has been named one of the top eateries in the UK.

Fischer's at Baslow Hall has retained it's Michelin star. Pictured l-r is Wayne Bellingham, Sam Baker, Head Chef Rupert Rowley and Adam Harper.

Top Peak District restaurant keeps Michelin star status

A ‘restaurant with rooms’ has been recognised for maintaining its stellar culinary performance by a top restaurant guide.

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Find out where speed cameras will be located across Derbyshire this week

Mobile speed cameras will be located on the following routes between Monday, October 6 and Sunday, October 12.

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