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Police believe truck driven into house as part of 'ongoing dispute'

Police say the truck was deliberately driven into a house in the Spondon area Credit: ITV News Central

Police say they believe a truck was 'deliberately' driven into a house in Derby as part of 'an ongoing localised dispute'.

A van was stolen from a waste management company in Staffordshire and driven into the property on Nottingham Road at around 4:50am.

No-one was inside the house at the time Credit: ITV News Central

Two men were seen leaving the scene in a white van.

No-one was inside the house at the time and no-one was injured.

Truck 'deliberately' driven into Derby home was stolen

Police have said a truck which was 'deliberately' driven into a home in Derby was stolen.

The van was taken from a waste management company in Staffordshire and driven into a property on Nottingham Road at around 4:50am this morning.

Two men were seen getting out of the flat-bed truck and leaving the scene in a white van.

No-one was injured but the house has suffered 'significant structural damage'.

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Easter Sunday celebrated in Derby Cathedral

The congregation at Derby Cathedral this morning Credit: ITV News Central/Hannah Stokes

Hundreds of worshippers have packed into Derby Cathedral for the traditional Easter Sunday service.

The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, held this morning's celebration of Jesus' resurrection.

Speaking ahead of the service, the Bishop released his annual Easter message, part of which explained the sequence of events at this important stage in the Christian calendar.

Easter is not just an event. More, Easter is a process. The Christian understanding of Easter flows through a powerful sequence. Maundy Thursday: a supper with friends. Good Friday: betrayal, torture, death.

Holy Saturday: a space of waiting while hope struggles with despair and light seems to be extinguished by darkness. Easter Sunday: Jesus risen from the tomb, hope and light in triumph – not simply in this world, but as ingredients of a glory beyond our little universe.

The read the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern's full Easter message CLICK HERE

Rolls-Royce in court over radiation safety charges

Rolls-Royce will appear before Derby Crown Court today accused of exposing employees to dangerous radiation.

Rolls-Royce in Derby
Rolls-Royce in Derby Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

The firm faces seven charges on failing to manage the risk of exposure to ionising radiation, which comes from the radioactive sources used in the industrial work at its Marine Power Operations plant in Sinfin Lane.

The breaches are all said to have happened in 2011.

Derby's Assembly Rooms to stay closed for at least 18 months - and could be demolished

by Hannah Stokes

Derby's Assembly Rooms could be demolished and rebuilt from scratch as councillors look at options for its future.

It's been announced the venue will remain closed for at least 18 months after a major fire broke out in March, destroying facilities which provide all the building's heating, water and power.

Local people and businesses are concerned about the impact on the city.

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