Councillors will consider the proposals next Tuesday after a review was carried out into Children's Services.Read the full story ›
The Mayor of Derby has called the Environment Agency a 'total disgrace' over its handling of the fly investation in the New Zealand area of the city which is being blamed on a waste treatment site.
It comes after a heated public meeting where some residents were asked to leave.
The Environment Agency says its concentrating on enforcing a deadline to remove waste on the 7th July.
A runner who died after running the Derby half-marathon has been named as Paul Osbourne from Burton-on-the-Wolds.Read the full story ›
The Mayor of Derby has branded the Environment Agency 'a total disgrace'.
Councillor Paul Pegg says that the government agency refused to attend a public meeting held on Monday night to answer questions about an infestation of flies which have plagued the New Zealand area of Derby for the last month.
A local recycling depot is being blamed for the infestation.
Residents living near the waste site on Slack Lane in Derby have had thousands of flies in their home for weeks.Read the full story ›
Organisers have confirmed that a 38-year-old man died while taking part in the 'Ramathon' event yesterday.Read the full story ›
Hundreds are expected to attend a meeting today to discuss swarms of files which have been plaguing the New Zealand area of Derby.Read the full story ›
Derby Book Festival: Fri 3rd - Sat 11th June (Derby)
The second Derby Book Festival is now open until Sat 11th June. There’ll be more than 70 events for all ages and interests over nine days.
Highlights of this year’s Festival include the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy on the opening Friday night in Derby Cathedral.
Over the weekend there’ll be a day of children and family activities in Derby’s Market Place with the Bringing Books to Life event featuring storytelling, street theatre, mural painting and pavement art.
“This year’s festival has an amazing array of writing talent and covers a wide range of topics, from beer to birds and railways to romance.
We are delighted that ticket sales are stronger than last year’s, showing that local people have a real appetite for books and reading…”
For prices, and full details of the festival programme visit: http://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on/
More than 1,400 people have signed a petition calling for a recycling depot in Derby to be closed after a fly infestation.Read the full story ›
A cannabis farmer living in Derby who was discovered when the house he was growing drugs in caught fire has been jailed.Read the full story ›