Three men from Eastwood along with a man from Nottingham, have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of an attempted murder in December.Read the full story ›
St John's Church of England School in Belper will be closed on Friday after an outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea.
The decision was made after 48 children were absent on Wednesday and a further 38 fell ill overnight.
Health and Safety officers have decided to deep clean the school and parents have been informed.
It's hoped the school will reopen on Monday and the headteacher is advising parents to keep children who have been affected at home for 48 hours after their last bout of sickness.
A517 Belper Road in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to serious accident, one vehicle involved between A515 Sturston Road and Corley Lane / Yeldersley Lane. Police directing traffic.
A Derbyshire wildlife charity is offering a £1,000 reward for information that will help catch the person who shot dead a peregrine falcon.Read the full story ›
The High Street Minister Penny Mordaunt congratulates Belper on its success
Belper has been announced as the champion of the High Streets beating off competition from around the country. There were 135 entries from acrosss the UK. Entrants had to reveal new and inventive ways to boost high streets.
The national competition, launched by the Future High Street Forum, celebrates the achievements of local people in making their high streets great places to live, work and shop.
Belper, and the rest of the winners, were selected across a range of categories for their ability to innovate, collaborate and adapt to changing consumer habits.
They will receive a share of prize money and support from a fund worth £50,000 as well as dedicated support and mentoring from industry experts.
Friends of murdered Derbyshire student Neil Dalton are gathering in Belper, in Derbyshire to play a cricket tournament in his memory today.
Neil, a medical student, was stabbed to death in Borneo, Malaysia, last month. Fellow Newcastle University student, Aidan Brunger, was also killed.
Called Neil's Day - the event will see teams from Belper and Ambergate compete against each other. It has been arranged by the Belper Amateurs - for whom Neil Dalton played.
Police are still investigating the cause of an explosion at a former chocolate factory in Belper.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue were called around 3.30pm yesterday to the incident. The chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club said that his team's game against Lancashire had to be called off because of the fire.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has reportedly begun an investigation with police into the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage at a former chocolate factory in Belper:
A spokesman told the Derby Telegraph:
All we know is there has been an explosion in the building.
We think it has been caused by a gas cylinder. At this point, we are waiting for an investigation unit to turn up to determine whether it was arson.
These investigations will be carried out in conjuction with the police. No-one has been injured but the building is 100% damaged.