A benefits cheat from Derbyshire who tried to deceive the courts has been ordered to do 150 hours community service
It's hoped the Toyota car being built in Derbyshire will safeguard jobs; welcome news for the car giant which has had a series of recalls.
A man from Derbyshire who collapsed during a badminton game has been reunited with the people who saved his life.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a stone thrown from a car hit a baby boy on the head.
It happened at around 8:00 on the evening of Thursday, June 13. A woman was walking down Nottingham Road in Ilkeston, pushing her 10-month-old son in his pram when a car pulled alongside her.
Someone inside the car, thought to be a silver Honda, threw stones out of the passenger window towards her and one of them hit her son on the head. The car then drove off.
The baby suffered swelling to his head but was not seriously hurt.
A group messaging service is being launched by Derbyshire Police to help spread crime prevention advice in rural areas. Hundreds of people can be contacted at the same time if, for example, a suspicious vehicle is spotted.
Members of the Farm Watch scheme will get:
A text, email or voicemail alert service
Practical crime prevention advice
A property marking scheme
A dedicated web page
Warning signs for gates and property
Derbyshire Police is launching a dedicated Farm Watch service aimed at both tackling rural crime across the county and encouraging rural communities to engage with police and share information about criminal activity.
The project, being pioneered in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak, will use an already existing service called Derbyshire Alert to send people texts, emails or voice messages. These alerts will inform people about suspicious activity tailored directly to their neighbourhood.
Royal Marine from Derbyshire who was badly injured in a road accident in Afghanistan is in line for a multi-million pound payout from the Ministry of Defence.
Thomas Birch, who is from Heanor, was 18 and on his first tour of duty in 2006 when the Land Rover he was travelling in, plunged a hundred feet off a cliff.
He suffered skull, brain and internal injuries. Thomas took legal action against the MoD last year, claiming a fault in the vehicle was to blame but it was dismissed by the High Court. Today however, three Court of Appeal judges ruled in his favour.
A Royal Marine, severely injured in a road accident while serving in Afghanistan, is in line for a multi-million-pound payout from the Ministry of Defence after a court ruling.
Thomas Birch was an 18-year-old Lance Corporal when he lost control of a Land Rover on a mountain track in Helmand Province falling 100ft over the edge six years ago.
Thomas Birch from Derbyshire, suffered skull, brain and internal injuries, he launched legal action against the MoD claiming that a fault in the vehicle was to blame and that he was allowed to drive without a licence or military permit.
The High Court dismissed his claim last year, however Mr Birch now aged 25, triumphed today as the three Court of Appeal judges reversed the ruling and entered judgement in his favour.
Although the amount to be paid out has not yet been assessed, due to the extremity of his injuries, it is thought to run into seven figures.
Business leaders are welcoming claims that a huge rail freight depot in Derbyshire could create up to 6,000 jobs. Developers say the 619-acre site will also bring substantial economic benefits to the region.
However many locals are opposed to the proposals, claiming it will create noise and devastate an area of natural beauty. Phil Brewster reports.
A former NHS worker has been arrested at her home in Derbyshire by detectives investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials.
A 52-year-old woman was arrested at 6am this morning for suspected misconduct in a public office.
She is being interviewed at a police station in Derbyshire. Her arrest is the 70th under Operation Elveden, Scotland Yard's investigation into alleged payments to public officials.
A benefits cheat from Derbyshire who tried to deceive the courts by faking a letter from her doctor, has been sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid work.
Julie Ottewell repeatedly failed to appear before magistrates - on one occasion pretending she was ill in hospital.
Ottewell was prosecuted for falsely claiming benefits - even though she had a job in a school working as a behaviour manager.