15 cases of measles have been recorded in the East Midlands in the first three months of this year.
13 cases of measles have been recorded in the West Midlands in the first three months of this year.
A Latvian man who trafficked young women from his home country to the Midlands for sexual exploitation has been jailed for 20 months.
Three men have been charged after police discovered what they are calling a large amphetamine factory in Chesterfield.
The men, aged 45, 37 and 24 have been charged with conspiracy to produce amphetamine. The 37-year-old has also been charged with possessing amphetamine with the intent to supply, possessing GHB (a depressant drug) and possessing an offensive weapon.
They are due to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Wednesday, May 22.
The men were arrested in January after police raided a house in Danesmoor and another in North Wingfield. A garage in Hasland was also visited.
Officers discovered a large amount of chemicals and equipment during the raids, which they believe could be used to produce amphetamine.
Derbyshire Police are trying to find this man. 29-year-old Andrew James Birchall failed to return to HMP Sudbury on Saturday May 4 following release on temporary licence.
Staff at a law firm say they are shocked and horrified after the body of a man, a suspected burglar, was found in the chimney of the building where they worked.
The discovery was made after pest control officers were called in.
It is believed the body of Kevin Gough could have been there for several weeks.
Rajiv Popat reports.
Labour has taken overall control of Derbyshire County Council with 20 gains.
- Conservatives – 18 seats
- Labour – 43 seats
- Liberal Democrats – 3 seats
- UKIP – 0
- Other – 0
Labour has gained 18 seats in Derbyshire – five from the Liberal Democrats and 13 from the Conservatives.
Labour has regained control of Derbyshire County Council winning 38 seats with seven still to declare.
The Lib Dem leader has lost his seat. Labour gained four from his party and 13 from the Conservatives.
Derbyshire Police have released the name of the man whose body was found in the chimney of a business in Derby.
42 year old Kevin Gough, of no fixed abode, was found at a premises in St Mary's Gate on Wednesday.
Police are not treating his death as suspicious. An inquest will open at Derby Coroners Court this afternoon.
A national catch-up programme to increase the MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers has been announced by the government.
The aim of the programme is to prevent measles outbreaks by vaccinating as many unvaccinated and partially vaccinated 10-16 year olds as possible in time for the next school year.
Public Health West Midlands say during the first three months of 2013, 13 cases were confirmed.
Dr Philip Monk from Public Health England says measles is a serious illness and children should be vaccinated against it.
A public health consultant is calling for parents who haven't had their children immunised against measles, to get it done as soon as possible.
Dr Philip Monk, who works for the Health Protection Agency in the East Midlands, is urging parents with children between 10 to 16 years old to get vaccinated.