Public health officials from Derbyshire County Council are warning parents to look out for the symptoms of scarlet fever in their children.
A Derbyshire company director has been jailed and his firm ordered to pay more than £47,000 for polluting a canal, killing thousands of fish
Sandvik Construction want to close their factory in Swadlincote which would result in 360 job losses.
East Midlands Train services north of Chesterfield in Derbyshire are running again from today, after a landslip closed two sections of track last month.
Extremely wet weather led to a hillside becoming unstable between Chesterfield & Sheffield, putting two tracks at risk on February 18.
Since then a revised service has been in operation after one of the two tracks near Unstone was closed
Initial estimates indicated that services would be disrupted for four to six weeks. However work on site progressed better than expected, and the lines reopened this morning.
Network Rail thanked affected passengers for their patience, saying:
The work completed so far has prioritised making the track safe so that trains can run but work to fully stabilise the hillside will continue for several months yet. Trains will run at a slightly reduced speed past the worksite but this will not significantly affect journey times.
PHIL VERSTER, ROUTE MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR NETWORK RAIL
Road workers at Derbyshire County Council are working extra hours to help fix the backlog of potholes caused by very bad weather in the past few weeks.
Over the past five weeks, the county council’s call centre received an average of 780 road-related calls a week in addition to potholes reported online.
Some say the Miners strike 30 years ago was the closest this country came to civil war. East Midlands pits were the battleground. Coach loads of pickets clashed with police and working miners who had defied the strike call.
For the third of our anniversary special reports, our Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie spoke to Cabinet Minister and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin. Today he's the Secretary of State for Transport. In 1984 he was a working miner.
Derbyshire County Council has opposed proposals to introduce a 60mph speed limit on the M1 between junctions 28 and 31.
The Highways Agency is looking at converting the hard shoulder into a fourth lane. It is part of a project to improve traffic flow and allow greater volumes of vehicles to use the road.
A 60mph speed limit has been proposed between 7am and 7pm everyday by The Highways Agency in a bid to reduce carbon emissions, which would increase if the motorway was widened.
Councillor Dean Collins, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: “We're working hard to attract new businesses to the area and a lower limit will add to the perception that the M1 is overly congested."
"Other sections of the M1 have air quality management areas but do not have lower speed restrictions as a result, so we don’t see why they should be imposed in Derbyshire."
Chatsworth House was the most visited of the Treasure Houses of England last year.
A report out today by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions says almost 650,000 people visited the Derbyshire house and gardens.
Overall, visitor numbers in England are up 6% on 2012.
The Media Archive for Central England has released a film which shows Derby in 1966.
It was first produced for a schools project with children from Pear Tree Junior School in Derby.
Have a look at the video and tell us if you can spot anyone you know!
Union representatives will hold their first meeting with managers at Sandvik Construction in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, today after news the company is moving production to Northern Ireland.
The decision affects 360 jobs.
The plant will close during the next 12 months.