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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.


Pedestrian seriously hurt in hit & run near Ilkeston

Street view of Stanley near where last night's collision took place Credit: Google Street View

A pedestrian's been seriously hurt in a hit & run in Ilkeston in Derbyshire.

The collision happened at 11:00pm last night (Saturday 17 May), on Station Road in Stanley.

Map showing village of Stanley where the hit & run took place Credit: ITV News Central

The silver coloured car failed to stop and police are now appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire Police on the 101 number.

The collision happened at around 11:00pm last night on Station Road Credit: ITV News Central

Murder investigation launched after woman dies

A murder investigation has been launched in Derbyshire after a woman died in hospital overnight.

The 27-year-old was found with serious injuries in a flat in Critchley Street, Ilkeston, at 9pm yesterday. Paramedics treated her at the scene before rushing her to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, but there was nothing they could do to save her and she died.

The 27-year-old was found with serious injuries in a flat in Critchley Street, Ilkeston, yesterday evening. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

A 48-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody this morning.

Her family has been informed but formal identification has yet to take place. A post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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

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.

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