A Renewable Energy Centre which will meet nearly all the electricity and heating needs of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire has been unveiled.
A former rescue dog has been crowned the pet slimming champion of the year after shedding a third of her bodyweight.
See some of the animals rescued by the RSPCA after being cruelly attacked. This article contains images of animals at the point of rescue.
A day before the 25th anniversary of Edwina Currie's controversial warnings about salmonella in eggs the former Derbyshire South MP is launching a new version of the British Lion Code of Practice.
The scheme ensures eggs are produced to the highest food safety standard. She was forced to resign in 1988 after her comments caused outrage in the food industry.
Former Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie will launch a new version of the code of practice for the sale of eggs today.
It comes a few days before the 25th anniversary of Currie warning about salmonella in eggs, which led to the 'salmonella crisis' of the late 1980s.
The British Lion scheme, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month, has effectively eliminated salmonella from UK eggs.
The scheme aims to guarantee that eggs are produced to the highest standards of food safety.
Convicted child killers Mairead Philpott and Paul Mosley are due before the Court of Appeal today to try to get their 17-year prison sentences reduced.
Family members of both have condemned the appeals, with one of Philpott's sisters saying she "hopes the sentences will be increased instead."
Mairead Philpott, Mosley and Philpott's husband, Mick, were each found guilty of six counts of manslaughter following a seven-week trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
Jade Philpott and her five brothers all died in a fire at their home.
The vet charity, PDSA, will announce the winners of a Pet Fit Club competition today, and two of the runners-up are from Derby.
Mizzy the bull mastiff has lost two stone in weight and Prince the cat has lost centimetres from his waist.
Investigators have narrowed down the location of faulty electrics which sparked a fatal house fire in Derbyshire last week.
Experts say the wiring which caused the blaze was situated between the ground and first floor of the house in North Wingfield.
Two young boys, their mother and a family friend were all killed in the fire, which happened on November 20.
A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service said:
We would once again like to convey our thoughts and sympathy to the families of the deceased at this very distressing time.
Faulty electrical wiring was to blame for a blaze which ripped through a Derbyshire home, killing four people, investigators said today.
Two boys, 12-year-old Jordan Green, and Tyler Green, 9, died in hospital following the fire.
Their mother, 32-year-old Josie Leighton, and her friend Claire James, 27, both died at the scene.
An investigation was launched by Derbyshire Police and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service after the fire, which spread through the home in North Wingfield on November 20.
It has now been concluded, with experts saying it was an accidental fire.
The A6096 Dale Road in Spondon, Derbyshire, is closed in both directions due to a fire at a hay barn nearby.
Around 300 tonnes of hay caught fire at the barn, in Huntley Avenue, overnight. A lorry is also involved in the incident.
Closures are likely to be in place for most of the morning.
Police have identified the body found in Derbyshire’s Goyt Valley as that of missing officer, Tim Frohwein, and also confirmed the body was found by family friends.
The family of the inspector had organised and co-ordinated searches in areas of the Derbyshire peaks not yet covered by police or Mountain Rescue in their structured approach.
Police have recognised the efforts of the volunteers, after the body was found on the Grouse Moor by two friends of the family, who immediately notified nearby police officers.
The Derbyshire Constabulary have offered their condolences to the family.
The Reverend Colin Cooper, who led the memorial service for the four victims of a house fire in North Wingfield near Chesterfield, says the community is understandably grieving over the tragedy.