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Women against 'state pension inequality' to protest

Women against 'state pension inequality' to protest Credit: ITV News

Campaigners against changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s will hold a protest in Chesterfield today.

Members of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) say the speed at which the change was introduced to increase the age to 65 in 1995 did not give women the chance to make plans for retirement.

The group does not want the pension age to revert back to 60, but wants a a 'bridging' pension to cover the gap from age 60 until State Pension Age.

The march in New Square will be addressed by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, Natascha Engel, the MP for North East Derbyshire and Dennis Skinner, the veteran Labour MP for Bolsover.


15-year-old boy charged with murder

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder.

The body of 35-year-old Darren Broadbent was discovered at a house on Thorntree Court in Grangewood in Chesterfield on Monday August 1st.

The teenager, from Sheffield, is the third person to be charged in relation to this investigation.

Derbyshire Police say two deaths in Grangewood are not linked

Derbyshire Police say the two deaths in Grangewood are not linked Credit: ITV News Central

Police investigating the death of a man in his 20's last night in Grangewood have said his death is not linked to that of Darren Broadbent who was found dead on August 1st.

The man in his 20's, who was found by police at a house nearby Birchwood Crescent on August 3rd. His death is not suspicious and is in no way connected to Mr Broadbent’s death.

At 8.40am on August 1st police were called to a house in Thorntree Court in Grangewood where the body of 35 year-old Darren Broadbent was found.

A woman aged 44 and two men aged 18 and 36 have been arrested in connection with Mr Broadbent’s death. They remain in custody and are being questioned.

Police are still investigating the circumstances around his death and are trying to trace other people in connection with the inquiry.

Model surprise as MP Toby Perkins has twitter account hacked

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Followers of a Labour MP were surprised to receive a message from his Twitter account suggesting he had been transformed into a young female model.

A picture of the scantily-clad woman was sent out under the name of Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins with the message "I love to show my body on here".

But Mr Perkins was swift to reassure followers that the post was not the result of a radical change in image, but was down to his account being hacked.

Soon after the message's appearance, a post was sent out by the real Toby Perkins to say: "Apologies for brief break in service, I believe my (temporarily hacked) Twitter account now back in safe hands."

The MP later said he had "no idea how it happened". But it seemed some of his followers saw the funny side, with one hailing it as "the comic Twitter event of the day" and another responding: "And here's me thinking you'd found one hell of a plastic surgeon..."


Appeal after theft of a pensioner's bank card

Images of men police want to speak to Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police have released images of men they want to speak to following the theft of a pensioner's bank card and withdrawals from her account.

At around 10.45am on Wednesday June 15 an 80-year-old woman was shopping in the Co-op, in Elder Way, Chesterfield and paid with her bank card.

She later discovered her card was missing and when she checked her bank statement, found it had been used at several other shops.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 16000165080.

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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.

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