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Firm vows pig superfarm would include odour control

The company behind a controversial £15 million pig superfarm have said they made significant changes on original plans which were rejected in 2011.

Before and after: what the site looks like now (above) and what it would look like if the plans are approved Credit: ITV News Central

Midland Pig Producers say fully-enclosed buildings will be installed over loading bay areas, while odour control systems will be put in to the pig units.

A storm tank to deliver clean water run-off will also be used.

If approved, it would be the biggest such farm in the UK Credit: ITV News Central

A big campaign was launched in opposition to the development in the past, including support from celebrities including Dominic West, Pauline Quirke and Lucy Pargeter.

If approved, it would be the largest such farm in the UK.


£15m pig super-farm plans to go on public view

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

Revised plans to build a £15 million pound pig super-farm in Derbyshire will go on public view today.

The farm at Foston would be the biggest in the UK and would house 25,000 animals.

The proposed site at Foston Credit: ITV News Central

Original plans put forward in 2009 were rejected.

Alcohol danger advisor caught nearly four times over drink-drive limit

A woman from Darley Dale in Derbyshire who worked in schools educating children about the dangers of alcohol was nearly four times over the drink-drive limit when she crashed into two parked cars.

Marcella Restrick Credit: ITV News Central

A breath test revealed 40-year-old Marcella Restrick had 134 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

The court heard how she had began drinking on a trip to scatter flowers in memory of her late partner, who died after apparently suffering an epileptic fit.

The crash happened in Fylingthorpe in August.

Restrick, from Lime Tree Avenue, admitted drink driving. Magistrate Victoria Shepherd stood the case down for a probation report, saying she was considering jail because of the very high alcohol reading. Restrick was banned from driving for 32 months, and ordered to pay £85 court costs with a £65 surcharge.

Neil Dalton was 'better than words can describe'

Friends of murdered Derbyshire student Neil Dalton said he was 'better than words can describe' and deserves to be remembered like that.

Belper Amateurs cricket club who Neil used to play for, took part in a charity cricket tournament today, in his memory.

Neil, a medical student at Newcastle University, was stabbed to death in Borneo, Malaysia last month alongside fellow student, Aidan Brunger.

The money raised will be donated to the Anthony Nolan Trust.

Charity cricket tournament in memory of Neil Dalton

Friends of murdered Derbyshire student Neil Dalton are gathering in Belper, in Derbyshire to play a cricket tournament in his memory today.

Neil, a medical student, was stabbed to death in Borneo, Malaysia, last month. Fellow Newcastle University student, Aidan Brunger, was also killed.

Called Neil's Day - the event will see teams from Belper and Ambergate compete against each other. It has been arranged by the Belper Amateurs - for whom Neil Dalton played.

Neil Dalton who was murdered in Borneo Credit: ITV News Central


Police: Ilkeston murder and robbery 'not linked'

Police officers investigate a knife attack at a house on Charlotte Street yesterday Credit: ITV News Central

A murder and an armed robbery that happened minutes apart on the same street are not believed to be linked.

Police officers were called to an armed robbery at the One Stop shop on Charlotte Street in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, at about 5.30am yesterday. Ten minutes later, officers found a man who had been stabbed to death, and another man with serious injuries in a nearby house.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

"Although both of these incidents were reported at around the same time and in the same street, we do not believe they are linked in any way.

“Individual investigations are now being carried out into the two incidents and I would urge anyone with information to call us.”

– Superintendent Gary Parkin, Derbyshire Constabulary

Pride of Britain: The story of Peter Corbett

The motivation to raise money for a good cause can come from a variety of sources, but Peter Corbett from Buxton in Derbyshire, has more reason than most for supporting his chosen charity.

He is one of our nominees for a Pride of Britain fundraiser award for his work with the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

They saved his life after he almost died when he crashed his car in a banger-racing competition. Jane Hesketh reports.

Pride of Britain: The story of Maria Hanson

Back in June, we asked you to nominate your fundraising hero for the Pride of Britain Awards.

We wanted to hear about inspirational people who were passionate about their cause.

This week we'll be hearing the stories of our four finalists, with the winner being announced on Friday.

They will be going to the star studded Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards in London in October.

But first we hear the story of "Me and Dee" - a charity set up to help children and adults with terminal illnesses. Its run by Maria Hanson, from Melbourne, in Derbyshire. Jane Hesketh reports.

Two arrested after Ilkeston group fight

Two people have been arrested after a brawl in Ilkeston, which left two men needing hospital treatment Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two people have been arrested after a brawl in Ilkeston, which left two men needing hospital treatment.

Police arrived at The Triangle, in Ilkeston, after hearing reports of two groups of people fighting.

A 21-year-old man was injured and a 22-year-old man suffered a deep cut to his face in the incident, which happened at about 1.25am on Saturday.

They were both taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where the 22-year-old received stitches for his injury.

Two men, aged 18 and 20, were arrested in connection with the assault and have been bailed pending further inquiries.

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