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Full report: homes demolished in Derbyshire

Work has started to demolish around 100 hundred homes in north east Derbyshire around 50 years after they should first have been knocked down.

The concrete style Tarran homes in Eckington and Killamarsh were built after the Second World War to provide cheap accommodation for residents.

Now, a scheme is finally in place to replace them with new council houses - the first build of its type in a generation.

Today the first Tarran was bulldozed bringing mixed emotions for residents who have lived in them. They are being offered the chance to move back into the new houses.

Derbyshire homes demolished: before and after

One of the homes before workers began demolishing the homes
...and after demolition work begun

Work has started to demolish around 100 hundred homes in north east Derbyshire around 50 years after they should first have been knocked down.

The concrete style Tarran homes in Eckington and Killamarsh were built after the Second World War to provide cheap accommodation for residents.

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Matthew Cryer's family fight for justice for their son

A family who've waited five years for answers about their son's death asked again today for the government to help. Matthew Cryer from Killamarsh died on the Mediterranean island of Zante in 2008 - he was only 17 and on holiday for the first time without his parents.

The Greek police have promised to investigate but the case keeps stalling. Today Matthew's family went to the Foreign Office to push for progress.

HS2 plans: Couple may lose house

Maxine Charlesworth and partner Stephen Redhall Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A family in North East Derbyshire say they are angry they have been kept in the dark about plans for the new high speed rail link, as their house is one of those which could have to be knocked down.

Maxine Charlesworth and partner Stephen Redhall live in Killamarsh, and say they have been given no information about the plans, despite the fact the proposed route could run right outside the front of their house.

Two resident meetings are being held later today in the nearby area to discuss the situation.

MP calls meeting over HS2 plans

An MP is holding two meetings today over plans for the high speed rail project which some residents fear may blight their village. Phase two of the HS2 rail link to London from the north is expected to travel through Killamarsh ending at Sheffield Meadowhall.

This could mean some houses may have to be demolished and plans to restore the village's railway station may not go ahead.

Natascha Engel who is the MP for North East Derbyshire, wants to give residents in Killamarsh a chance to have say over the project. The consultation meetings are taking place at 1.30pm at Renishaw Community Centre and 4pm at Killamarsh Church Hall.

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Greek murder trial

Matthew Cryer

The father of a teenager from Killamarsh near Sheffield who was killed on holiday in Greece is set to appear at his murder trial. 17 year old Matthew Cryer died from head injuries in 2008 outside a bar in Zante.

At an inquest in Chesterfield in 2009 witnesses said they saw him being thrown into the street. Earlier this month Greek police re-opened the case. Matthew's father, David, has been summoned to the trial of the men accused of killing his son.

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