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£15 million pig super-farm plans rejected due to odour

Plans to build a a £15 million pound pig super-farm in Derbyshire have been rejected.

The super-farm would have cost £15 million to build Credit: ITV News Central

The Environment Agency said they came to the decision as they weren't satisfied that it couldn't go ahead without significant pollution of the environment due to the odour.

The farm at Foston would have been the biggest in the UK and would have housed 25,000 animals.

Assault charge against Nottingham Forest player dropped

Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge brought against a Nottingham Forest footballer.

Jamaal Lascelles Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Crown Prosecution Service said it had decided to discontinue proceedings against defender Jamaal Lascelles after in-depth analysis of CCTV evidence showed he was not responsible for the injuries to the victim.

The England under-21 player, who lives in Derby, had been charged with causing actual bodily harm at a bar in the city.


£859 million investment secures jobs in Derby and Leicester

An £859 million investment in the next generation of Royal Navy frigates, sustaining 1,700 jobs across the country - including in Derbyshire and Leicestershire - has been announced by the Government.

David Cameron said the money will be spent on developing the Type 26 warship Credit: Steve Parsons/PA

Prime Minister David Cameron said the money will be spent on developing the Type 26 warship, which will be built in Scotland.

The ship will replace Type 23s, with around 13 expected to be built by BAE Systems for service in the early 2020s.

Snow alert in place for Derbyshire with 10cm expected

A snow alert is in place for Derbyshire with up to 10cm expected in the highest parts of Derbyshire.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ snow alert between 12.05am and 11.55pm on Monday.

Frequent hail, sleet and snow showers are expected. The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel and for hazardous driving conditions at times.”

– Met Office spokesman


Dog walker injured in 'hit-and-run' as youths escape

A woman has been taken to hospital with suspected fractures after she was in collision with a car when she was out walking her two dogs in Derby.

The woman was taken to the Royal Derby hospital after being trapped under the car with one of her dogs Credit: Google Street View

One of the animals was trapped under the purple along with its owner under the purple Honda Accord but sustained no injuries.

The driver and the passenger both got out and ran off towards the A38 after the accident, which happened on Greenwich Drive South at around 12.30pm on Wednesday.

One of the youths was described as about 17 years old, 5ft 10ins tall and was wearing a grey top. The second was white, of a similar age, 5ft 6ins tall, slim build with black hair and was wearing blue jeans and a blue and white hooded top.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

£15,000 reward released after armed robber targets bank

A £15,000 reward is being offered after a man armed with a gun robbed a bank in Matlock.

CCTV has been released of a man they would like to speak to Credit: Derbyshire Police

He stole £4,000 from the Royal Bank of Scotland on Snitterton Road yesterday at 2.30pm and threatened the staff.

CCTV has been released by police of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

The British Bank Association say the sum may be paid to anyone who provides information to the police that then leads to a conviction.

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