Rail passengers in Chesterfield and Sheffield areas may experience disruption today as some services are cancelled due to a hillside slip.
A 15-year-old Chesterfield boxer has bagged a gold medal at the finals of the National ABAE Female Championships in Essex.
A 70-year-old woman from Chesterfield is raising money for the hospital which saved her - by doing her second sky dive.
Rail passengers in Sheffield and Chesterfield are able to travel on their usual services after engineers completed work to re-open a line ahead of schedule.
Trains have been disrupted with longer journey times and some cancellations after one of the two tracks near Unstone was closed.
It followed the extremely wet weather which resulted in the hillside above the railway becoming unstable.
Initial estimates indicated that services would be disrupted for four to six weeks. However work on site has progressed better than expected.
Network Rail used a piece of kit called the high output ballast cleaner to carry out intensive work overnight to dig out the ground which has pushed the track up, refresh the ballast, and allow the track to reopen.
– Phil Verster, Route Managing Director for Network Rail
I thank passengers for their patience while we complete essential work to stabilise this hillside. It is a testament to the hard work of the team on site that we will be able to re-start a service from this Saturday.
The work completed so far has prioritised making the track safe so that trains can run but work to fully stabilise the hillside will continue for several months yet. Trains will run at a slightly reduced speed past the worksite but this will not significantly affect journey times.
Chesterfield Borough Councillors have agreed a rise in market rents.
The 3% increase, which was discussed with traders and is in line with inflation, will come into effect from 1 April.
It will affect traders on the general market, flea market and farmers’ market.
Chesterfield Borough Council did not increase market rents in 2011 or 2012 and increased rates by only 1.5 per cent in 2013, below the rate of inflation.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for leisure, culture and tourism said that the increase will offset upgrades to the market's electrical supply costing £13,000.
A massive engineering operation is underway to shift over one hundred thousand tonnes of soil that's threatening to engulf one of the busiest rail lines in our region.
One of the tracks on the line linking Sheffield with London is closed at Unstone just north of Chesterfield because it's too unstable to use. It's believed recent heavy rain is to blame for the landslip. Martin Fisher has been to see the damage.
Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information about an assault in the town centre which left the victim needing surgery.
Sometime between midnight and 2am on Saturday, January 25 a 22-year-old man was assaulted on Corporation Street in the vicinity of Mojo bar.
The victim recalls being approached by a man who knocked over his drink in a smoking area outside Mojo.
The next thing he remembers is being punched and kicked by a man described as stocky.
The victim suffered injuries including a broken cheek, a broken eye socket and cuts. He has had to undergo surgery as a result of the assault.
A ninetieth minute goal from Fleetwood's Jon Parkin wasn't enough to keep Chesterfield from the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.
A 3-1 victory in the first leg was enough for the Spireites to book a trip to Wembley against Peterborough.
Chris Dawkes spoke to manager Paul Cook after the game:
Family and friends gathered for the funeral of a young mother who it's claimed would still be alive if doctors had spotted her symptoms sooner.
Vicky Liggatt, who was 41 and from Chesterfield recovered from breast cancer two years ago - but her disease returned and despite numerous visits to doctors she was only diagnosed three weeks before she died.
In emotional footage Vicky, was filmed planning her funeral - a day she knew was only a short time away.
Now her parents are taking legal action against the NHS, which they claim badly let her down. David Hirst met with Vicky's parents:
Concern is growing for the safety of a missing 26-year-old woman, last seen in Chesterfield on February 3rd. Police believe Idman Farah, who is of Somali heritage, may be in Sheffield. She is known to visit the Pitsmoor and Fir Vale areas of the city.
Idman is about 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build and was last seen wearing blue coloured boot cut jeans, a brown leather jacket with black sleeves and a light coloured scarf.
Three company directors convicted of conspiracy to defraud have been ordered to pay back £209,655 for exploiting elderly and vulnerable customers of Compass Mobility Limited.
The defendants, two of whom were from Chesterfield, were arrested in February 2009 but following this, trading standards departments continued to receive complaints. Examples of the fraudulent trading and mis-selling included:
- failure to return deposits to customers who had legitimately cancelled their agreements
- failure to either explain the terms of a credit agreement to a customer or persuading customers to sign a credit agreement when they did not appreciate that they had signed a credit application
- sales persons refusing to leave elderly persons homes although being repeatedly asked to do so. In some instances customers just signed the agreement to get the sales person out of their home.
– Councillor Tracey Simpson-Laing, deputy leader of City of York Council which hosts the Regional Scambuster Team
These individuals cynically exploited some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. I am pleased that in addition to receiving an appropriate punishment they now will lose any money they still have as a result of their appalling conduct, and will be forced to compensate victims.
A domestic fox, made famous in a national advert has gone missing in Chesterfield.
Ten month old Farley was hand reared by his owner Pam Mackinson after his mother abandoned him.
High winds at the start of February forced open his enclosure and he escaped, leaving Pam worried about him, as he doesn't know how to hunt for food or care for himself properly in the wild.
Farley’s distinctive appearance with unusual white paws, saw him snapped up by national fashion brand Jigsaw for an advertising campaign.
Tame Farley spends his days snuggling up next to Pam's dogs on the sofa and she is desperate for him to be found.