Posts Tagged ‘ This is Derbyshire ’

Normanton fly-tipping: Officers under fire for not interviewing…

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September 2, 2014
Normanton fly-tipping: Officers under fire for not interviewing…

FLY-TIPPING officers missed the chance to identify three suspects because they did not speak to a neighbour who saw furniture being dumped.Sofas and a bed base were among the items abandoned in Chatham Street, Derby, on August 19.A boot with a person's name inside was also left – but the city council said there...
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Never a better time to be a gardener, Alan Titchmarsh tells…

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August 29, 2014
Never a better time to be a gardener, Alan Titchmarsh tells…

THERE has never been a more exciting time to be a gardener, TV and radio presenter Alan Titchmarsh told a Derbyshire audience today.He is celebrating 50 years of gardening and was giving a talk to about 170 fans and enthusiasts at Haddon Hall.He pointe...
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Derbyshire campaigners join People’s March to support NHS

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August 28, 2014
Derbyshire campaigners join People’s March to support NHS

PLACARDS were waved and songs were sung as campaigners from across Derbyshire joined a national 300-mile march to protest against the privatisation of health services.The People's March reached the north of the county on Tuesday night and made its ...
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Watch some of the best and funniest…

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August 26, 2014
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Watch some of the best and funniest…

WITH thousands of Ice Bucket Challenge videos doing the rounds on social media sites, we have compiled a few of our favourites! Watch them below: Post by BenchWarmers. Post by Callum Bickham. Post by KATIE PRICE.
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Derby 20mph zones plan – residents to be consulted on two…

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August 25, 2014
Derby 20mph zones plan – residents to be consulted on two…

PEOPLE in Darley Abbey and Chester Green will be able to have their say on plans for two new 20mph zones in their areas.The schemes would be the first in the city for more than a decade.Derby City Council has revealed more details of what they could entail – including the options for...
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Can world record for biggest scarecrow display be broken?

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August 25, 2014
Can world record for biggest scarecrow display be broken?

Staff at National Forest Adventure Farm, in Burton, have plenty to crow about after thousands of visitors helped them on their way to breaking the Guinness World Record for the biggest scarecrow display. Staff had expected to reach the 3,000 miles...
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Opinion: ‘Why does Derby City Council leader need a £40k-a-…

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August 25, 2014
Opinion: ‘Why does Derby City Council leader need a £40k-a-…

THE Derby Telegraph receives lots of letters each week on issues affecting Derby and Derbyshire, as well as further afield. This one looks at council leader Ranjit Banwait. CAN we afford our current council leader?If Councillor Ranjit Banwait...
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Banned Derby teacher hailed as ‘one of the best’ – but his…

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August 22, 2014
Banned Derby teacher hailed as ‘one of the best’ – but his…

DERBY Telegraph readers have given their reaction to the news that a former Derby teacher has been banned from UK classrooms indefinitely.Yesterday, the Telegraph revealed that David Gordon Foster, 44, had been found guilty of "unacceptable professional conduct" while he was employed as a science teacher at Derby Moor Community Sports College in Littleover.The...
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Derbyshire man fined hundreds of pounds for flyposting

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August 21, 2014
Derbyshire man fined hundreds of pounds for flyposting

A DERBYSHIRE man has been fined £686 after being prosecuted for flyposting.Lee Andrews, of Whitemoor Lane, Belper, pleaded guilty to displaying advertisements for his business without the consent of Amber Valley Borough Council, contrary to the T...
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Ryanair steps in to fill Monarch routes at East Midlands Airport

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August 16, 2014
Ryanair steps in to fill Monarch routes at East Midlands Airport

BUDGET airline Ryanair will step in to take over some of the routes being vacated by Monarch Airlines when it quits flying from East Midlands Airport next year.Monarch is to stop flying from the Castle Donington airport at the end of April.The airline,...
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Roadworks at Little Eaton to be finished and Markeaton lane…

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August 14, 2014
Roadworks at Little Eaton to be finished and Markeaton lane…

Highways chiefs have pledged to finish the remaining roadworks at the Little Eaton island and lift lane restrictions on the Markeaton roundabout over the August Bank Holiday weekend.The completion of the Little Eaton work before the end ...
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23-year-old Allestree man charged with drug offences following…

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August 11, 2014
23-year-old Allestree man charged with drug offences following…

A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with drugs offences following a police raid on a house in Allestree. On Friday, August 8, police carried out a search of a property in Middlefield Close, and found a quantity of suspected Class B drugs. Ben Austin...
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Asda Spondon and Asda Sinfin get life-saving equipment for…

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August 11, 2014
Asda Spondon and Asda Sinfin get life-saving equipment for…

TWO Derby supermarkets are among five in the East Midlands to be presented with life-saving equipment. Workers in the Asda stores in Spondon and Sinfin will be trained in CPR and how to use the public-access defibrilators in the coming weeks. Th...
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Dog walker butted following argument in Swadlincote

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August 4, 2014
Dog walker butted following argument in Swadlincote

A DOG walker was butted and punched by a man following an argument about controlling their pets.Police say the victim was attacked in a field off Swadlincote Lane, Castle Gresley, at 8.40am on Saturday. He was walking his three dogs in the field when h...
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Drivers without insurance among those dealt with by Derby…

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August 4, 2014
Drivers without insurance among those dealt with by Derby…

THOMAS Chadwick, 43, of Acrefield Way, Chellaston, was fined £600, ordered to pay £85 costs, a £60 victim surcharge and had his licence endorsed with six points for driving without insurance in High Street, Chellaston, on April 14. N...
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Pervert passenger took "inappropriate" pictures before…

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July 30, 2014
Pervert passenger took "inappropriate" pictures before…

A PERVERT who took "inappropriate" photographs of a woman on a train is believed to have got off at Derby's Midland railway station.British Transport Police detectives are re-appealing for help from the public after a man was seen taking the pictures ...
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VIDEO: ‘Driverless’ cars set to hit the roads in 2015

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July 30, 2014
VIDEO: ‘Driverless’ cars set to hit the roads in 2015

CARS that drive themselves are soon to become a reality. The computer-generated "driverless" vehicles, which use GPS technology to locate the cars on an electronic map, could be on our roads from as early as January. But the move will require a chang...
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CCTV images released of man wanted in connection with assault in…

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July 29, 2014
CCTV images released of man wanted in connection with assault in…

THIS man is being sought in connection with an assault in Derby city centre.Police have released pictures of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the attack, which happened on Saturday.Sometime between 11.50pm and midnight a man was wal...
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Hundreds turn out for Antiques Roadshow at Derby Roundhouse

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July 20, 2014
Hundreds turn out for Antiques Roadshow at Derby Roundhouse

THERE could be no more perfect a setting for the Antiques Roadshow than the Roundhouse. The building itself is a relic, showcasing some of the best engineering skills that Derby has produced, and so was the perfect place for the hit BBC programme's ex...
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What used to be child’s play can now mean big bucks at Derby…

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July 20, 2014
What used to be child’s play can now mean big bucks at Derby…

A MECHANICAL figure of a woman washing her laundry was among hundreds of toys on sale in Derby yesterday.The rare tinplate toy by French makers Fernand Martin demonstrates an old woman – dressed in a shawl and floral blue dress – leaning over her washtub.And the small, yet unique figurine fetched a...
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Flooding: Dramatic pictures show aftermath of storms in Derby

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July 20, 2014
Flooding: Dramatic pictures show aftermath of storms in Derby

Derby Telegraph readers have sent in some incredible pictures showing the extent of flooding as a result of the weekend's storm.Rain caused large-scale problems across Derby and Derbyshire.One of the areas that were particularly badly hit was the ...
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