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Unite hold Dick Turpin style protest over working practices at Sports Direct

Unite union is holding a 'Dick Turpin' style protest in Chesterfield over work practices at retail giant Sports Direct.

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Protests planned over 'shameful' Sports Direct practices

The Unite union is planning to hold protests against the role employment agencies allegedly played in "shameful" work practices at retail giant Sports Direct.

The Unite union is unhappy at the working conditions for Sports Direct employees. Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Wire

Unite regional officer Luke Primarolo said workers employed through employment agencies were being subject to "daylight robbery".

The march will take place in Chesterfield.

Last week it was revealed during a Parliamentary select committee hearingthat some Sports Direct workers did not receive the minimum wage.

Others received their wages through pre-paid debit cards which cost them £10, with an administration fee of £10 a month.

Woman raped after man said he 'lost' his dog

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a rape in Chesterfield.

It happened on Good Friday, (March 25) between 10.05pm and 10.25pm. A woman was walking along Springfield Avenue in Ashgate when she was approached by a man.

The man said that he had lost his dog and asked if she would help him to find it. The woman agreed and they walked down a footpath which runs between Springfield Avenue and Linden Park Grove.

The man then pushed the women to the floor and raped her.

I would like to stress that this is an isolated incident in a secluded area. We are keen to trace a man that was described as 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build, in his late 20s with short black spikey hair. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a black jumper and jeans.

– Detective Sergeant Steve Warren

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Video: Daughter opens up about mum's handbag theft

Police have released CCTV footage of a man who tricked his way into a pensioner's home in Chesterfield and stole her handbag.

The man claimed to be working for the council and started talking to the 73-year-old about her garden before stealing the bag.

She tried to stop him but she almost fell over her walking frame.

The elderly woman's daughter, Jayne Radcliffe, said she has now lost her trust in everyone:

Video: Grandad becomes oldest person to get tattoo

A grandad from Chesterfield has become the oldest person to get a tattoo, when he got one on his 104th birthday.

It has been officially confirmed with a Guiness World Record certificate.

Jack Reynolds is hoping it will raise £1,000 for local charity the Ashgate Hospice and said getting the tattoo wasn't too painful.

Here he is talking to ITV's reporter Katy Rickitt.

Burglar tricks pensioner before snatching her handbag

Police are searching for a suspect who tricked a pensioner in Chesterfield before stealing her handbag.

They've released CCTV which shows a man, who claimed to be from the local council, entering the home of a 73-year-old woman. The burglar went into the woman’s home on the pretext of talking to her about plans for the garden.

However, after speaking to her for about ten minutes, he snatched her bag and ran out, with the victim unable to catch him in time.

The burglary happened between 11.40am and 11.55am on Monday February 15 at a bungalow on Boythorpe Road.

  • Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV or has any information should contact Detective Constable Damian Lowe on 101, quoting crime reference 6971/16.
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