Tommy Wright has been named caretaker-manager of Chesterfield following John Sheridan's departure earlier today.
A 3-year-old girl who was just hours from dying after contracting Meningitis has amazed doctors by making a full recovery.
Twenty-five years after being abandoned as a baby on the stairs of Chesterfield Co-op a woman has launched a hunt for her birth mum.
A company in Chesterfield has designed a new hospital gown for young patients.
The clothing is being used on wards at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Charlotte Grant reports.
A company in Chesterfield has designed a new hospital gown for young patients which is being used on wards at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
The old gown had ribbons to tie the open back. However, the new clothing is said to be more like a pair of pyjamas with velcro, still allowing surgeons the access they need.
The traditional flimsy, and backless, hospital gown has now vanished forever from the wards of Birmingham Children's Hospital.
A company in Chesterfield has designed a new outfit for young patients, a top and trousers, which gives them more dignity and puts them at ease.
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A man from North Derbyshire who illegally caught and sold wild birds has been jailed for eighteen weeks. Russell Yates, 41 years old, of Peveril Road, Tibshelf, admitted a string of offences when he appeared for sentence at Chesterfield Magistrates Court.
A man who was found guilty of illegally catching wild birds and selling them on for profit is due to be sentenced today.
Russell Yates kept dozens of birds in small cages at his house in Tibshelf.
The RSPCA found evidence of him making more than £1000 by trading the birds.
Dogs and pigeons were also found being kept in filthy conditions.
A spokesman for Tesco said: "It’s wrong to say there are job losses – all the people at the three sites will be offered alternative roles at other Tesco sites. Plus, we are creating 2000 jobs at Reading and Dagenham.
"We will now have a period of consultation with colleagues and their representatives. We will do everything we can to support them at this time."
"We are opening two new distribution centres in Reading and Dagenham to create 1900 jobs in total."
Tesco are closing the following distribution centres:
- Weybridge in Surrey which employs approximately 650 staff
- Harlow in Essex which employs approximately 800 staff
- Chesterfield in Derbyshire which employs approximately 400 staff
In addition Magor, in Monmouthshire, will reduce by approximately 150 staff and Welham Green, in Hertfordshire, by 70.
Tesco said staff would be offered alternative roles at other Tesco sites, including two new distribution centres at Reading and Dagenham where approximately 2,000 jobs will be created.
Chesterfield Canal Trust says it 'welcomes' news that discussions have been taking place between HS2 Ltd. and local authorities over the route of the new line between London and Leeds, but has warned the proposals 'serve to blight' further regeneration of the waterway.
It comes after concerns were raised over the impact the line would have on the 300-year-old canal and amid claims the route was drawn up using out of date maps.
HS2 Ltd. said the route is 'the Government's initial preferred route' and it is now able to 'address concerns about specific sites'.
Members of the Trust have now requested discussions with HS2 officials before a full public consultation is launched later this year.
– Chesterfield Canal Trust Ltd.
The Chesterfield Canal Trust very much welcomes HS2 discussions with Chesterfield Borough Council. The issues raised by the proposals for HS2, however, go well beyond the boundaries of Chesterfield Borough.
We regret that the proposals serve to blight, at one fell swoop, half a billion pounds of regeneration work associated with the Chesterfield Canal regeneration area; they devalue hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer work put in over a thirty year period, and potentially trash years of partnership restoration planning and delivery.
Officials planning the route the high speed rail line between London and Leeds have said they are 'now able to address concerns about specific sites' amid fears the route jeopardise further restoration of the Chesterfield Canal.
– Ian Jordan, HS2 Ltd
"The route north of Birmingham that was recently published is the Government’s initial preferred route and we are now able to address concerns about specific sites such as the Chesterfield canal in more detail with local authorities.
We have recently met with Chesterfield council and discussions will continue.
A full public consultation will also open later this year and information gathered through the consultation will help inform the decision on the final route, which will include how the line can cross existing infrastructure such as canals."