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Old famous locomotive returns to Birmingham from Derbyshire

by Keith Wilkinson

The age of steam returned to Birmingham New Street today - with the appearance of a famous, old locomotive.

As a modern day Pendolino train left the station, the 76-year old veteran - the Duchess of Sutherland - steamed into the city.

The Coronation class engine is normally based at Butterley in Derbyshire. But today she hauled a special train called The Midlander between Birmingham and London Euston.

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Fly-tippers dump nappies, baths and loos in Derby

Nappies, mattresses, and even bathroom furniture are among just some of the items dumped in one area of Derby over the past few months.

And now, a group of residents from Normanton have got so annoyed at the level of fly-tipping in their area, they have launched a new action group to tackle the problem.

Karen Williams, from the Normanton Empowerment Team, told ITV News Central that they are concerned about the health hazard posed by the waste.

Hoax 999 caller fined after fake 'injured friend' report

A hoax caller has been fined £90 after dialling 999 and pretending his friend had fallen at a Derbyshire beauty spot and was trapped.

The 23-year-old told police his friend had fallen at Creswell Craggs and was stuck, and in great pain from his head and back.

Officers immediately launched a search alongside the Derby Mountain Rescue Team - but after two hours, nobody was found - and no witnesses could be located either.

The hoax caller told police his friend had fallen at Creswell Craggs in Derbyshire
The hoax caller told police his friend had fallen at Creswell Craggs in Derbyshire Credit: Google Maps

The caller has now been fined for wasting police time for the fake report on June 15.

Creswell and Bolsover police chief Insp Frank Burns warned others against making prank calls to emergency services.

A hoax call such as this has the potential to divert resources away from a real emergency, and those who are in genuine need of help.

We will always take action against anyone sound to be making hoax calls to the emergency services.

Man arrested after toddler rescued from locked car

The toddler was rescued in Clay Cross at 2:15pm on Friday afternoon Credit: PA

A man's been arrested after an 18-month-old girl had to be rescued from a locked car in Derbyshire.

A member of the public called police after finding the distressed child trapped inside the vehicle in Market Street in Clay Cross at 2:15pm yesterday.

General view of Market Street in Clay Cross Credit: Google Street View

Officers had to smash the windows to get to the toddler, who was then taken to a nearby Adult Community Education Centre where an ambulance was called.

The child was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital as a precautionary measure.

A 46-year-old man has been detained by police and social services are involved.

Man's body found at marina in Derbyshire

Beeston Marina where the man's body was found last night Credit: ITV News Central

Police have found a man's body in the River Trent in Long Eaton.

Officers were called to Beeston Marina at 9pm last night where the body was pulled from the water.

The body was pulled from the River Trent at around 9:00pm last night Credit: ITV News Central

It's thought to be missing man Roderick Shaw who disappeared on Sunday, June 8.

Police say Mr Shaw's family have been informed but a positive identification has not yet taken place.

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Derby murder victim named

A man who was murdered in Chaddesden in Derby has been identified.

Police were called to a house on Selkirk Street at 4:30am this morning when they discovered a man suffering from injuries. He died at the scene.

50-year-old Stephen Paul Burton was identified by his family this evening. A 38-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder in Derby

An investigation's underway into the death of a man at a house in Derby.

Emergency services were called to the house in Selkirk Street, Chaddesden in the early hours of this morning where they found the man suffering from injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Forensic teams are currently examining the scene.

He's not yet been formally identified.

10 year old first to be named Carnival King in Derbyshire

Joe Loach is the first boy to be name carnival king
Joe Loach is the first boy to be named Carnival King Credit: ITV News Central

A 10 year old from Derbyshire has become the first boy to be named Carnival King in his village.

Joe Loach asked the carnival committee in Duffield to consider giving boys the chance to compete for the title.

Joe's name was picked in a random draw
Joe's name was picked in a random draw Credit: ITV News Central

For the first time, this year boys as well as girls were put into the random draw to be Carnival King or Princess.

Out of hundred of entrants, Joe's name was picked in a random draw and since then has been hands on sorting out his royal wardrobe which includes a crown, a sceptre and a purple robe.

"Girls do it every year, it wasn't open to boys. I decided to ask my mum why can't boys do it. In the end it all changed and I'm here. I'm looking forward to waving at everyone, and everyone just enjoying it because that's just what i want them to feel."

Joe asked his mum why it wasn't open to boys, only girls
Joe asked his mum why it wasn't open to boys, only girls Credit: ITV News Central

Mum, Diane Loach, 46, said she's delighted he got the role.

"I'm very proud that he had the confidence to come forward and say why not and now he's been awarded this quite prestigious accolade."

Joe's mum Diane Loach says she's proud of him
Joe's mum Diane Loach says she's proud of him Credit: ITV News Central

Organisers said it was a good opportunity to get more youngsters in the village involved.

On Saturday the 21st of June, Joe will lead the carnival procession on a specially made "royal" float. He'll then officially open the carnival.

Financial advisor given jail sentence for taking thousands of pounds from two elderly widowers

by Jane Hesketh

A financial advisor from Derbyshire has been sentenced to two years and four months for taking tens of thousands of pounds from two elderly widowers who trusted her.

Leanne Nicholson, from Duffield, pleaded guilty to six charges of abusing her position.

The court heard how the 47-year-olds actions were remorseful. The judge sentencing her said she had targeted the two elderly men and her actions amounted to cynical and mean defrauding.

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