The head of Alfreton Grange College has highlighted the 'real impact' strike action by staff could have on pupils at the school.Read the full story ›
Teachers from the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are picketing outside Alfreton Grange Arts College in Derbyshire this morning as they continue 16 days of strikes.
The college has changed the structure of the school day to include more lessons, with nine classes each day.
The NUT argue that this change causes too much work and can be unsuitable for their children.
But the school says that the extended day benefits students and that it is working to resolve the dispute.
The A38 Northbound in Alfreton in Derbyshire is closed because of a multi-vehicle accident between the A61 Derby Road / B6179 Derby Road (Watchorn Island) and the B600.
A man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a youngster in Langwith in Derbyshire.Read the full story ›
Christmas at Chatsworth: 7th November - 3rd January (Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire)
As we move into the festive season Chatsworth has taken inspiration from a children’s classic. Visitors can enjoy Christmas at Chatsworth with adventures from Mr Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger as the house has is transformed into scenes loosely based on Kenneth Grahame's much-loved classic Wind in the Willows.
Visitors are invited to take a look around the house and see the Painted Hall transformed into the Baronial Toad Hall, discover scenes of the riverside folk getting ready to celebrate Christmas at Toad Hall and witness Mole helping to dress Ratty's Christmas tree before loading up his little boat with gifts to take to Toad Hall.
Children and adults alike will love the Christmas at Chatsworth with Mr Toad. With festive decorations galore and Ratty, Badger and Mr Toad making appearances throughout the house, as well as Mr Toad’s vintage car, it is sure to be a treat for the whole family!"
See more: http://www.chatsworth.org/
Areas in the East Midlands including Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland have been issued with a yellow warning for Fog this evening.
Bonfire & Fireworks: 1st November (Derby)
This Sunday Markeaton Park will be holding its free Bonfire and Fireworks display.
There will be a funfair open from 2pm with the Bonfire being lit at 5.45pm, followed by the fireworks display, set to James Bond themed music at 6pm.
There will also be music from musicians and bands including Kezia Gill, a local singer/songwriter from Derby who’s been performing professionally for over 10 years.
“The annual Bonfire and Fireworks display at Markeaton Park is one of the highlights of the calendar, bringing people together from across the city to enjoy a fantastic and spectacular night.”
A £10,000 reward is being offered to catch three men who tied up and robbed a widow from Derbyshire in a frightening armed house raid.Read the full story ›
Derbyshire police have released images of a man and woman they want to speak to about damage caused to a shop window in Matlock Bath.Read the full story ›
Derbyshire police believe a body found in the woodlands is of Roy Thompson, who was last seen on 15 October.
A dog walker called the police on Friday afternoon to report the discovery of a body in the woods off Westwood Lane, Brimington.
A formal identification has yet to take police but police believe it may be Mr Thompson.
The 60-year-old was last seen leaving Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital at 9.20am on 15 October.