Derbyshire residents are being warned about a library fines scam.
Criminals have been calling local people and pretending to be representatives of Derbyshire County Council.
The scammers tell victims they represent the council's library service and that they are ringing to recover fines from overdue books. They then ask for the person's bank details over the telephone. They may also threaten to visit the borrower's house and collect the books in person if payment is not made immediately.
"We never have and never will use an agency to recover overdue library fees. If someone has an overdue fee our library staff will write to them and we would not ask for bank details.
"This is a shameful scam designed to frighten people into handing over their financial information.
"If people receive a call like this they should report it straight away and in no circumstances should they give out any personal information or bank details."
The swimming pool at West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton will be closed for five weeks over Christmas and New Year for maintenance work.
The pool will shut down at 1pm on Saturday December 13, and work will start immediately on the pool's circulation pipework.
The poppies that lined the Tower of London have been sent back to Derbyshire where they were made.Read the full story ›
Plans to completely transform Derbyshire's Elvaston Castle with the help of lottery funding are on display today, giving local residents to chance to find out more.
Bosses at the attraction expect to submit a bid for funding next year to renovate the ground floor of the castle so it can offer services like weddings, conferences and seminars.
There would also be new exhibition space to tell the story of the history of the castle.
The proposals will be on show in the Gothic Hall, Elvaston Castle on Sunday 30 November between 10.30am and 3pm.
A Falklands war veteran from Spondon in Derbyshire is hoping he can finally find closure after tracking down the family of an Argentinian soldier he killed during the conflict.
Gordon Hoggan suffered years of depression after the incident 32 years ago.
The dead soldier's family say they are happy to meet him.
Do recognise this family enjoying a baby's first Christmas?
The photos were found on a camera at a house in Leopold Street, in Derby.
The Fujifilm Finepix 8.3 Mega was found on Monday, October 27. If you can help reunite the family and their snaps, ring police on 101.
More than 150 shotguns, rifles and pistols have been handed in during a 12-day firearms amnesty organised by Derbyshire Police.
The aim was to reduce the number of firearms in circulation and raise awareness of new legislation tightening the rules on who can possess guns.
More than 9,000 rounds of ammunition and three deactivated hand grenades were also handed in.
Derbyshire artist Paul Cummins is reportedly set to receive an OBE in the New Year's Honours List.
He designed the ceramic poppies which filled the Tower of London moat to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
The Cabinet Office says they can't confirm the reports or comment on speculation.
Six of the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London Remembrance display were given to Commonwealth leaders at the G20 summit.
Six of the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London Remembrance display are to be given to Commonwealth leaders at the G20 summit.
David Cameron will present the flowers to the summit's host, Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, fellow PMs Narendra Modi of India, John Key of New Zealand, Stephen Harper of Canada, Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
Each of the 888,246 poppies created by artist Paul Cummins represents a British or Commonwealth casualty of the First World War.
The artwork, marking the centenary of WWI, was viewed by an estimated five million visitors.
Mr Cameron said: "The extraordinary poppy display at the Tower of London caught the imagination of so many people across Britain and I wanted to share some of that with my fellow Commonwealth leaders, recognising the sacrifice their countries made to secure our freedom."
The High Street Minister Penny Mordaunt congratulates Belper on its success