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Ilkeston railway station plans approved

Erewash Borough Council has made a unanimous decision to approve the application for a new railway station in Ilkeston.

The plans are reported to cost £6.5 million, £1 million of which will be paid by the council.

Ilkeston has been described as the largest town in the country with a rail line running through it without a station.

The new station will be built near the location of the town's previous station which was cut in the 1963 Beeching Report, in between Millership Way and Coronation Road.

Ilkeston railway station plans expected to be approved

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, will be visiting the site for the planned Ilkeston railway station today. He will be looking over plans with Jessica Lee MP. Plans for the station are expected to be given approval by councillors at a meeting later today.

Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

McLoughlin, MP for Derbyshire Dales, is also visiting the A453 to see how work is going. The road, which links Nottingham with the M1 and East Midlands Airport, is being widened.

The A453, which links Nottingham to the M1 and East Midlands Airport Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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Brave shopkeeper takes on robbers with wine bottle

CCTV footage shows how a brave shopkeeper tried to defend his stock, taking on three masked raiders armed only with a wine bottle.

The video shows as the door of the Londis, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, is forced open when a Ford Mondeo rams through the security shutters.

The shopkeeper tries to intervene several times, armed with a wine bottle, but is pushed to the floor - and, as the robbers are leaving, one of them starts throwing plastic shopping baskets.

Shocking CCTV footage of Post Office robbery

Shocking CCTV footage shows how three men rammed their way into a Derbyshire Post Office before tearing into the shop and attacking a member of staff.

The trio - who made off with nothing more than the empty cash cassette of the store's ATM machine, which had yet to be refilled.

The raid took place at the Londis in Little Hallam Lane, Ilkeston, in the evening of October 25.

Two men, aged 26 and 35, have been arrested in connection with the robbery and released on bail as investigations continue.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Three sentenced over Ilkeston murder

Michael Moss Credit: Derbyshire Police

Three people have been sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison over the death of a man in Ilkeston.

48-year-old Michael Moss was found injured at his home in Canal Street in January.

Jamie Elliott, 27, and Nathan Hall, 24, have each been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Collette Booth, 47, was given seven years.

Baby hit on head as stones thrown from a car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a stone thrown from a car hit a baby boy on the head.

It happened at around 8:00 on the evening of Thursday, June 13. A woman was walking down Nottingham Road in Ilkeston, pushing her 10-month-old son in his pram when a car pulled alongside her.

Someone inside the car, thought to be a silver Honda, threw stones out of the passenger window towards her and one of them hit her son on the head. The car then drove off.

The baby suffered swelling to his head but was not seriously hurt.

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