Plans to build a a £15 million pound pig super-farm in Derbyshire have been rejected.
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.
Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge brought against a Nottingham Forest footballer.
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.
After being wrongly accused and charged with assault, I can now happily say all charges have been dropped and my name has been cleared
We have an unsettled week of weather ahead with snow in the forecast for some parts of the Midlands.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
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.
Yellow Alert of Snow for East Midlands : Derbyshire valid from 0005 Mon 23 Feb to 2355 Mon 23 Feb http://t.co/J5IrzarfSz
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.”
This weekend is a mix of brighter spells and showers, some of which will be wintry. It won't be too cold, but it will be breezy.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
A619 Bakewell Road in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to accident around A623 Cock Hill. Police directing traffic.
Near to where the road crosses the River Derwent
It has been a miserable grey day, plenty of rain around. It will clear but the threat of rain will linger over the next few days.Read the full story ›
A £15,000 reward is being offered after a man armed with a gun robbed a bank in Matlock.
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.