Posts Tagged ‘ This is Derbyshire ’

Hetney Tarsoly – charged with murder of Derby bus driver David…

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April 16, 2014
Hetney Tarsoly – charged with murder of Derby bus driver David…

A 37-YEAR-OLD Derby man has pleaded not guilty to murdering city bus driver David Hunter. Hetney Tarsoly entered his plea when he appeared at Derby Crown Court today. A trial date was set for June 23. Tarsoly, of Parkhill Drive, was arrested by poli...
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Mackworth head-on crash: Van driver died after falling into…

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April 16, 2014
Mackworth head-on crash: Van driver died after falling into…

A VAN driver died after falling asleep at the wheel and drifting into the path of an oncoming 44-tonne lorry.An inquest was told that Nigel Board was driving back to Spondon from Manchester with a delivery when he collided head-on with the HGV on ...
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Dragon’s Den ex-star Hilary Devey thanks Derbyshire firm PMB…

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March 31, 2014
Dragon’s Den ex-star Hilary Devey thanks Derbyshire firm PMB…

A FORMER investor from the television show Dragon's Den has thanked a Derbyshire pallet business for backing a charity challenge undertaken by one of her staff.Ilkeston's PMB Pallet Express was one of a number of firms to pledge £5,000 towards Steve Underwood's attempt to scale Kilimanjaro.Mr Underwood is health and safety manager at Pall-Ex,...
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Severe weather warning in place across Derbyshire

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February 12, 2014
Severe weather warning in place across Derbyshire

A severe weather warning is in place for wind across the county as gale force gusts could hit 57mph. The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for snow in the county. A spokesman for the Met Office said: "The public should be prepared for the risk of disruption...
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Erewash MP Jessica Lee to stand down at next general election

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January 20, 2014
Erewash MP Jessica Lee to stand down at next general election

EREWASH MP Jessica Lee is to stand down at the next general election - after just one term in office. Miss Lee advised the Prime Minister about her decision in a letter. It means she will stand down in 2010. Miss Lee said: "I'm extremely sad to announce that I've taken the really difficult decision not to...
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Derbyshire chocolate-maker Thorntons sees Christmas sales rise

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January 16, 2014
Derbyshire chocolate-maker Thorntons sees Christmas sales rise

DERBYSHIRE chocolate-maker Thorntons has reported a rise in sales over the Christmas period. This morning, the Somercotes firm said that in the 14 weeks to January 11 it achieved overall sales of £93.1 million, 6.3% up on the same period last ye...
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Restoration work starts on former Derby’s Full Street magistrates…

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December 15, 2013
Restoration work starts on former Derby’s Full Street magistrates…

A multi-million pound project to refurbish Derby's former magistrates' court is now under way, with developers hoping to restore the 1930s building back to its former glory. Business editor Robin Johnson reports.ANYONE who regularly passes through Full...
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Man arrested after body found in Derby blaze building released…

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October 11, 2013
Man arrested after body found in Derby blaze building released…

A SECOND man arrested after the body of a man was found in the burnt-out wreck of a disused city warehouse has been released. The 53-year-old man was arrested in Derby yesterday morning in connection with the fire but a spokeswoman for Derbyshire poli...
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Councillors to vote in expenses debate after legal advice

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October 10, 2013

NINE Tory councillors will be able to vote tonight in a debate on their expenses – which were £2,410 too much – after their council received advice from a barrister.They were given special dispensation at a meeting of the standards co...
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Motorbike and crash helmets stolen from Duffield garage

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October 9, 2013
Motorbike and crash helmets stolen from Duffield garage

A PAIR of motorbikes, two mountains bikes and two crash helmets were stolen from a garage in a Derbyshire village. The Kawasaki RX65, KTM motorcycle and Specialised bicycles were taken by burglars from a property in Blacks Holmes Avenue, in Duffield. ...
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Burglars raid cricket club

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October 9, 2013

BURGLARS smashed a window to gain access to a village cricket club. Once inside the clubhouse at Brailsford Cricket Club they searched to till for money and also stole a TV. The groundsman noticed the break-in when he arrived at the Hall Lane premise...
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Traffic update: Tailbacks on A50 near Sudbury after car hits tree

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October 1, 2013
Traffic update: Tailbacks on A50 near Sudbury after car hits tree

DRIVERS are stuck in up to three miles of traffic on the A50 in Derbyshire, after a car smashed into a tree. Police officers said they were called to the eastbound carriageway, between junctions six and five, near Sudbury, today at about 6.50am. A ...
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Train cleaning staff begin 48-hour walkout

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September 27, 2013
Train cleaning staff begin 48-hour walkout

WORKERS who clean carriages and stations for East Midlands Trains have started a 48-hour walkout. This morning, cleaners working for Rentokil Initial, which cleans the trains and stations on behalf of the Derby-based train operator, began a strike ove...
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Priest appears in court on child sex charges

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September 13, 2013
Priest appears in court on child sex charges

A FORMER priest made an eight-minute appearance in court today on sex charges involving children. Francis Cullen, 85, denied the allegations and was told he would stand trial at Derby Crown Court on March 24. The timetable was approved by Judge And...
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Armed robber jailed for raiding Long Eaton shop

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September 4, 2013

A 27-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for more than three years after robbing a shop in Long Eaton. Gavin Hinman was sentenced to 40 months after he admitted robbing Discount Drinks, in Station Road, at about 10pm on Wednesday, July 10. No separate penal...
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Plans unveiled for £3.5m new jewellery design hub on banks…

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August 29, 2013
Plans unveiled for £3.5m new jewellery design hub on banks…

THIS is what a £3.5 million new manufacturing hub and tourist attraction on the banks of a reservoir could look like – if plans are given the go-ahead.Ashbourne jeweller CW Sellors wants to build a Jewellery Design Centre of Excellence by...
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City’s MPs put themselves forward for next General Election…

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August 29, 2013
City’s MPs put themselves forward for next General Election…

THE line-up to contest the battle for Derby in the 2015 General Elections is a step closer to being decided – after the two sitting MPs put forward their names to stand for Labour once again.Derby North's Chris Williamson and Derby South's Dame M...
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Rooms worth remembering are set up at hospital

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August 29, 2013
Rooms worth remembering are set up at hospital

FOUR pop-up 1950s living rooms worth £4,500 have been bought by Burton's Queen's Hospital to help elderly patients with dementia.The reminiscence pods, known as RemPods, contain decade-appropriate décor, furnishings, period newspapers and ...
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Overwhelming NO to military action in Syria

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August 29, 2013
Overwhelming NO to military action in Syria

THE people of Derbyshire say Britain should not take military action in Syria, a Derby Telegraph survey has found.More than 84% of those asked on the street and who responded to an online poll were against it.The findings come after the news that Parli...
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Move to create an ‘eternal’ free school by Sikhs gather pace

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August 29, 2013
Move to create  an ‘eternal’ free school by Sikhs  gather  pace

PLANS for another city free school are on track after the proposal was accepted into a Government network designed to help groups wishing to set up schools.Twelve months ago, the proposed Akaal Primary School was going to be a Sikh academy set up by ...
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Strength in numbers as chambers plan to link up

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August 29, 2013

THE Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has announced that it is in talks to merge with its Leicestershire counterpart.Over the last 18 months, both chambers have been working more closely together and say, as a logical extension of this...
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