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NHS call handler says service is 'dangerously short-staffed'

A Derbyshire call-handler who worked for the NHS 111 hotline claims the service is dangerously short staffed.

Irsah Tahir Credit: Good Morning Britain

Irsah Tahir from Derby says often there is only one nurse on call to cover an area of over 2 million people.

Derbyshire Health United say they offer an effective and well led service which performed within NHS guidelines.

Four arrested after women allegedly kidnapped in Derby

Detectives are appealing for information on the incident Credit: PA

Detectives are appealing for information following an alleged kidnapping in derby.

At around 9pm last Wednesday, an 18-year-old woman was walking along Overdale Road in Normanton when a dark coloured car pulled up alongside her.

It is alleged that two men, who are known to the woman, forced her into the car and drove off.

She was found at a house in Birmingham that night, uninjured.

A 20-year-old man, 15-year-old boy, 46-year-old woman and 23-year-old woman, have all been arrested in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information should call DC Pete Matthewman on 101, quoting crime reference number 41095-15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal over firearm injuries at party in Derby

The two men were at a party in Derby Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men received firearm injuries at a party in Derby over the weekend.

Officers were called to Columbo House on Columbo Street in the city at 5.50am on Sunday by the ambulance service.

One man, aged 36, from London and a 24-year-old man from Nottingham sustained injuries that are not life threatening. They are now being treated in local hospitals.

Anyone who was there, or who has any information about the incident, should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Derby children's homes open after £1.8m rebuild

Care homes for children in the city are being redeveloped Credit: PA

Two children's home for young people in Derby will officially open today following a £1.8 million rebuild.

Two sites have been created as part of the redevelopment, named The Willows and 402 Sinfin Road. The two buildings, which have four and five bedrooms respectively, replace the old home, Moorfield, which is due to be demolished in the New Year.

Local children have now moved into the facilities, which it's hoped will reduce running and maintenance costs.

It's the first step in a wider £4.5 million project to improve homes for children in care in the city.

"This has been a very exciting and ambitious project for our children in Derby. In provides modern and up to date facilities for young people in care. The first phase of this project is now complete which is really good news. I am looking forward to officially opening The Willows and 402 Sinfin Lane."

– Councillor Sara Bolton, Cabinet Member for Safeguarding and Children and Young People

The project will continue with the construction of a replacement for existing children's home at Coronation Avenue.

The remaining two homes at Cricklewood Road and Queensferry Gardens will also be redeveloped over the next three years.


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