For more than 50 years, Ilkeston in Derbyshire has been one of the largest towns in England without a railway station.Read the full story ›
Officers were called just before 6pm last night by a 46-year-old man who said he had been assaulted.Read the full story ›
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.
Remembrance Sunday services are being held across the Midlands, as people gather to pay their silent respects to the country's war dead.Read the full story ›
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.
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 work will get underway today of the old Ilkeston train station, 50 years after it closed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.