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Police release images after a shop robbery

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to after a shop robbery Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to after a shop robbery.

A man walked into Manor Supersave in Market Place in South Normanton at 7.15am on Saturday, January 31. He took out a knife and threatened the man working behind the till, demanding cash. He then stole money from the till and left.

Luckily, the employee was not injured.

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to after a shop robbery Credit: Derbyshire Police

Pair charged with stealing thousands from purses

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with a series of purse thefts amounting to thousands of pounds across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

The pair will appear before magistrates in Nottingham tomorrow Credit: PA

Adelio Sebastiao, aged 37, and Prajne Sarbanovic, 22, will appear before magistrates in Nottingham tomorrow. Both are charged with conspiracy to steal.

Detectives have thanked members of the public for their response to last week's appeal for information as part of their investigation into the thefts, which had been reported to police by victims over the past three months.

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Arrests in connection with thefts from elderly and vulnerable

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of pounds from elderly and vulnerable victims across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

The victims were targeted after visiting cash machines, building societies or post offices.

A 37-year-old man and 32-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of theft and remain in custody.

Chatsworth hosts campaign to promote rural tourism

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire Credit: PA

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is hosting the launch of a new campaign to promote the country's rural tourism overseas.

The 'Countryside is GREAT' campaign is a new three-year initiative developed by VisitBritain.

New analysis from VisitBritain reveals that more international tourists are travelling across the country than ever before, with spending hitting new record levels for the first 9 months of 2014.

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Four authorities launch fair funding campaign

Four authorities have come together to launch a campaign for fair government funding.

Nottingham is the ninth hardest hit authority in the country Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire say spending cuts in their areas are higher compared to those made in more affluent ones.

Nottingham is the ninth hardest hit authority in the country.

A petition is being organised which will then be presented to Parliament.

Survey: Most East Midlands parents pestered by kids to buy junk food

Survey: More than half of parents in the East Midlands are pestered by their children to buy junk food advertised on TV Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A new survey says that more than half of East Midlands parents with children under 16 say they have been pestered by their children to buy junk food advertised on TV.

The study by the British Heart Foundation polled 2,000 parents in the region and found that 37% reported being badgered by their children at least once a week.

Three in ten parents told researchers that junk food adverts make it difficult to encourage their children to eat healthily.

The study was carried out ahead of Heart Month this February.

Now, the BHF is campaigning for the government to ban junk food advertising on TV before the 9pm watershed.

Three in ten parents told researchers that junk food adverts make it difficult to encourage their children to eat healthily Credit: Paul Seheult/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

"Regulations for TV and online advertising in the UK are weak. Loopholes in the system mean that every day millions of children are exposed to sophisticated marketing techniques specifically designed to lure them into unhealthy eating habits.

“This evidence shows that junk food ads are having a detrimental impact on children’s behaviour and are hindering parents’ efforts to get their children to eat healthily."

– Mike Hobday, Director of Policy at the British Heart Foundation
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