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Pilot dies after plane crash in Derbyshire

Pilot dies after plane crash in Derbyshire Credit: ITV News

A pilot has died after a light aircraft crashed into a field at Apperknowle in Derbyshire.

Emergency services were called to Summerley Road at 1pm on Sunday (28 May) following reports that an aircraft had crashed.

The pilot, who was the only person in the plane at the time, died of his injuries.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has sent a team to the site. Roads around the incident remain closed.

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Scottish couple produce Derbyshire Tartan design

Credit: Fiona & Leslie Trotter.

A couple who moved from Scotland to Derbyshire have designed a tartan pattern to represent the county’s countryside, moorland and industrial heritage.

Fiona and Leslie Trotter have spent most of their lives making garments for their own business but ‘Derbyshire’ Tartan is the first textile design that they have created themselves.

The couple have registered‘Derbyshire’ Tartan and are working with the Derbyshire Community Foundation, for every metre of fabric that’s sold they will donate a percentage to the charity.

Limited edition Triumph TR5 taken in burglary

The car keys were taken from a house Credit: Derbyshire Police

A rare vintage car has been stolen during a burglary in Derbyshire.

Detectives have issued photos of the 1968 Triumph TR5 which was parked at a house in Lascelles Road, Buxton, when the property was broken into overnight between May 12 and 13.

The burglars took the keys from inside the property and drove off in the red convertible.

We believe the car was one of a short production run and was made between August 1967 and September 1968, making it quite rare.

We’re hoping that will help us trace it and we are asking people to be on the lookout for it.

– Derbyshire Police

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Man charged with allegedly trying to rob a woman and biting her

Kyle Birchnall has been charged with attempting to rob a woman Credit: PA

A man has been charged with allegedly assaulting a woman and attempting to rob her.

31-year-old Kyle Birchnall has been charged with attempting to rob a 56-year-old woman and wounding with intent.

The victim told Derbyshire Police that at around 5am on Monday (May 15), she was walking along Traffic Street when she was approached by two men and a woman. One of the men pushed her over and demanded cash. He punched her in the face and bit her ear before checking her pockets.

A second man, aged 27, was arrested and has now been released without charge.

Mr Birchnall, of Duke Street, Ilkeston, will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, May 17).

Woman 'badly injured' during city centre attempted robbery

Police said the woman was approached by two men and a woman Credit: PA

A woman has been 'badly injured' by a man who bit her ear during an attempted robbery in the centre of Derby.

Witnesses or anyone who may have been in the area at the time, are being urged to come forward and speak to officers.

Derbyshire Police said the incident happened on Monday (15 May) at around 5am.

The 56-year-old woman was walking along Traffic Street when she was approached by two men and a woman.

One of the men pushed her over and demanded cash. He punched her in the face and bit her ear before checking her pockets.

We believe there are witnesses to the crime, which happened outside the Intu centre, who have yet to come forward.

– Derbyshire Police

Two men, aged 27 and 31, have been arrested in connection with the crime and they remain in custody.

Watch: Mother duck and ducklings have lucky escape

A mother and her ducklings wandered into one of the water jumps at the Chatsworth International Horse Trials in Derbyshire yesterday.

With numerous horses splashing and jumping the fences it could have been extremely dangerous for her and her offspring.

Luckily a steward was on hand to shepherd them all out of the way and into a nearby pond.

And according to our correspondent Phil Brewster who shot this video, none of them were harmed in the making of this film!

Derbyshire Community Hospitals in IT Shutdown amid reports of cyber attacks on hospitals

Derbyshire Community Health Services has tweeted that it has shutdown its IT System. This comes after reports of a large scale cyber attack on hospitals across the UK.

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