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Weekend Picks: Derby Book Festival

Derby Book Festival: Fri 3rd - Sat 11th June (Derby)

There’ll be more than 70 events over the festival Credit: Bonbon Photography

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…”

– Liz Fothergill, Chair of Derby Book Festival

For prices, and full details of the festival programme visit:


Long delays for traffic heading out of Derby after accident on A52

An accident involving a motorbike has partially blocked the A52 Brian Clough Way near Wyvern Way in Derby. Credit: PA

An accident involving a motorbike has partially blocked the A52 Brian Clough Way near Wyvern Way in Derby.

The accident happened near the slip road for the Wyvern Centre and there is congestion on the A52 Eastgate to St Alkmund's Way. The incident is causing long delays for traffic heading out of Derby with queues beyond the Pentagon Island and back over the Eastgate flyover.

Man stabbed to death in Derby is named

A man who died after an assault in Derby on Tuesday 24 May has been named as 51-year-old Richard Bernard.

Richard Bernard died from stab wounds Credit: Google Street View

It is believed Mr Bernard was attacked inside his flat in Trocadero Court.

He was found outside the property shortly before 9pm.

A post mortem examination has revealed he had been stabbed.

We believe that Mr Bernard was attacked within his flat before collapsing outside.

A post mortem examination held yesterday has revealed that he died from stab wounds to his body.

I’d like to renew my appeal to anyone who has information that would help this inquiry. I’d like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Trocadero Court or Normanton Road between 7pm – 9pm on Tuesday.

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Cox, Derbyshire Constabulary

A man and a woman who were arrested on Tuesday night have been released on police bail.

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