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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

Babies born to mums who smoke are twice as likely to die from sudden unexplained death in infancy and more likely to have respiratory problems later in childhood.

EXCLUSIVE: Nearly £90k of YOUR cash given to pregnant mums to stop smoking

Jess, left, and Kiera France have spent their summer holidays spreading cheer and community spirit to the homes of isolated people in Amber Valley.

Young sisters delivering smiles with Meals on Wheels

Light showers

Handbag stolen from back of wheelchair in Derbyshire


Main Derbyshire road to be closed for emergency repairs


Company advertises job for a £28,000 a year sex toy tester - with unlimited holidays

News 2

10,000 speeding tickets issued in Derbyshire in 2016

Campaigners have criticised a move to sell off woodlands in the Peak District National Park

Sale of Peak Park woodlands is sign of growing "privatisation" of countryside, campaigners say

13 people have died after the attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona.

Police kill five terrorists wearing suicide belts in second attack in Spain


Derbyshire Falcons fly into T20 quarter-finals

Derby County manager Gary Rowett. Pic by Mark Fear.

DERBY COUNTY BLOG: ‘Lawrence will bring different dimension to attack’


Premier League build up: Spurs and Chelsea square up, Howe demands response, Huddersfield aim to keep feel-good factor


RUMOUR MILL: Liverpool hold firm over Barca interest in Coutinho


BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

Sport 2

Derbyshire’s T20 quarter-final hopes rest in our own hands, says Smit


Luis Reece praised for Derbyshire’s dramatic T20 turnaround

Sport 1

RUMOUR MILL: Liverpool want Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic included in Philippe Coutinho deal | Chelsea lining up £50m move for Tottenham’s Danny Rose | Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain demanding £150,000 a week to join Chelsea

Football 1

Roger Monkhouse heads new comedy night

Whats on
Peatbog Faeries play at Off The Tracks festival.

Off The Tracks festival tickets up for grabs

Whats on
Chard is a popular choice for winter growers

Potted Gardener: Hardy vegetables to give you a winter harvest


Castleton visitor centre opens after £330,000 revamp

Nando's is giving away free chicken on A-Level results day

Nando's is giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students