RSPCA vets say the jackdaw found in Swadlincote made the most 'incredible recovery' they have ever seen after it swallowed some tweezers.Read the full story ›
Derbyshire County Council has said it is closing 29 of its children's centres to cope with budget cuts.Read the full story ›
Protests will be held tomorrow against the role employment agencies are playing in "shameful" work practices at retail giant Sports DirectRead the full story ›
Taylar Hutchins, who was reported missing from Alfreton earlier this week, has been found safe and well.
Derbyshire Police issued an appeal for information on the 15-year-old's whereabouts and officers have thanked everyone who shared it or contacted us.
The Unite union is planning to hold protests against the role employment agencies allegedly played in "shameful" work practices at retail giant Sports Direct.
Unite regional officer Luke Primarolo said workers employed through employment agencies were being subject to "daylight robbery".
The march will take place in Chesterfield.
Parts of Nottinghamshire have been flooded just days after the West Midlands was deluged in water as heavy rain fell over the county.Read the full story ›
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show: Mon 7th – Sat 11th June (Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire)
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show runs until Saturday this weekend.
Set within the 1000 acre parkland, cutting-edge design will be the focus of the garden content, with many different fresh ideas being showcased.
There will also be a focus on ‘Future Heritage’, which looks to incorporate local crafts and skills such as dry stone walling and use it in a contemporary way.
Students and new designers will also have a chance to get their design skills noticed in a new competition ‘Gardening in a Changing World’.
"Our aim is to create a new show that champions the horticultural innovation of today and the future, and encourages exhibitors to be progressive and think outside the box"
For opening times and more information visit: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chatsworth-flower-show
New Mills Carnival: Sat 11th June (New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire)
Thousands are expected to join the New Mills Carnival Parade in Derbyshire this weekend.
The theme this year will be Theatre and the parade will set off at 1pm from High St, making its way along Market Street.
Among those taking part are New Mills Brass band, Urban Gypsies, Kinder Mountain Rescue, the Tin Man and The Wicked Witch, as well as New Mills Army Cadets, all local schools, and community groups including The Art Theatre and New Mills Festival.
As well as the traditional fairground and organ, visitors can have a go at learning some circus skills, bushcraft survival skills and get up close with the Majestic owls.
"New Mills Carnival attracts thousands of people from the surrounding area and this year will be no different as the long musical parade winds its way through the town centre...
Culminating in a festival of fun on the Carnival field with food stalls from around the world, local beers, live music, market stalls and huge fun fair"
For opening times, prices and more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/NewMillsCarnival/timeline
It is being reported that Dennis Skinner, MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire, will vote to leave the European Union in the upcoming referendum in two weeks time.
The veteran Labour MP had previously kept quiet over his decision.
In the past 24 hours, several Midlands MP's have had a change of heart on which way they are going to vote.
Mike Ashley will be allowed to provide written evidence to MPs investigating the collapse of BHS.
It was earlier revealed that the Sports Direct owner would be called before MPs to discuss why a rescue bid failed.
Mike Ashley has informed select committee he will provide written evidence. MPs have agreed to accept it.