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Jogger kicks eight-year-old dog walker in the face

Gallows Inn playing field Credit: Google Street View

A jogger kicked an eight-year-old boy in the face as he walked the family dogs with his mother.

It happened on Friday, October 7, at around 5pm, the boy and his mother were walking in the Gallows Inn playing fields, Nottingham Road, Ilkeston. They had their two dachshunds with them.

As a man jogged past, one of the dogs ran near to him and the jogger swore and continued running.

Minutes later, the man jogged toward the family again and kicked one of the dogs. The boy went to see if the dog was injured and the man pushed him to the floor and kicked him in the mouth, causing minor injuries. The dog was uninjured.

The jogger is described as Asian, in his mid-30s and of athletic build. He wore a black hat, black shorts and a black top.


Artist weaves tribute to Queen using war memorial name labels and pins

The portrait is made out of name labels Credit: Joy Pitts

A Nottingham artist has created an unusual portrait of the Queen by weaving together names taken from a war memorial in Ilkeston in Derbyshire.

Each individual name was machine woven onto tape and assembled into a portrait using just dressmaker pins.

The portrait is made out of name labels and dress pins Credit: Joy Pitts
The names of servicemen are clearly visible Credit: Joy Pitts

Joy Pitts' portrait was inspired by the Queen's festive message last year, which recalled the Christmas Truce of 1914.

The portrait is designed to pay tribute both to World War One servicemen and to the Queen’s sixty-three year reign and dedication to the armed forces.

Demolition of old Ilkeston train station to begin

Demolition work will get underway today of the old Ilkeston train station, 50 years after it closed.

Demolition work will get underway today Credit: ITV News Central

It will make way for a new one costing £6.5 million.

Ilkeston has often been described as the largest town in England without a train station after Dr Beeching, a former Chairman of British Railways, brought out a report in the 1960s, which led to thousands of stations and many railways closing down.

Artist's impression of the new station Credit: Derbyshire County Council

The new station will have two platforms, automated ticket machines, a 150-space car park and a taxi rank.

It will also service the Nottingham to Leeds line.

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