News in Brief

Warehouse break-in: Thieves stole expensive remote control cars and planes from a warehouse in Wirksworth. The break-in happened at Black Rocks Business Park, in Porter Lane, between 2.30pm on Saturday and around 8am on Tuesday. Tools were also stolen during the raid. Police are urging witnesses to contact them on 0345 123 3333.

Antiques Raid: Jewellery was stolen during a burglary at the Rutland Arms Antiques Centre in Bakewell. An Asian man came in to the centre on Saturday at around 2.10pm and asked to look at jewellery in a cabinet. Staff opened the cabinet for him to look at items but later realised some jewellery was missing from the display.

Dancing for rescue: A barn dance for Derby Mountain Rescue Team and international charity New Futures Nepal is taking place on Saturday at Darley Abbey Village Hall. The event will feature a live band and hot food is provided. Tickets cost £15 and are available from Nicky Smith on 01159 308480.

Railway repairs: Essential repairs to the railway aqueduct on the Cromford Canal are to be carried out by Derbyshire County Council. Repairs to the aqueduct and the construction of a new permanent steel towpath are due to take place between June and November 2011 and will cost £450,000. They are essential because the aqueduct crosses an active railway line and the structure could become increasingly unstable.

Royal celebration: Members of St Mary’s Church, in Crich, joined in the royal wedding celebrations as they hosted a Royal Garden Party and ‘Big Sing’ event, with all donations going towards the Church’s Roof Fund. Picnics took place in the church grounds as well as songs from around the world.

Plant sale: Gardeners are invited to a plant sale at Arkwright’s Mill, in Cromford, on Saturday. Rare and unusual plants plus cottage garden favourites will be on sale. Refreshments and a plant creche will also be available at the event which starts at 1.30pm.

Charity walk: A walk for leukaemia and lymphoma research will take place on Sunday, starting at 10.30am at Cromford Canal. Walkers can sign up on the day for the 12-mile run or walk or a two-mile canal stroll.

Museum event: The Old House Museum, in Bakewell, will host a wartime-themed event on Saturday, May 14. The museum will be holding an evening of memories and celebration looking at the 1940s heroism, courage and stoicism. The event will include period music, a supper and a chance to talk to Bletchley Park women who will bring photos of Bletchley and the code-breaking computer. Adult tickets are £9 and children pay £6. To book call 01629 813642.

Guided walk: A walk will be taking place at Priestcliffe Lees Nature Reserve, in the Wye Valley between Buxton and Bakewell. The reserve is one of five managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and is a great place to enjoy views and see wildflowers. The walk will be led by volunteer Peter Faulkner on Sunday May 8, starting at 2.30pm at Miller’s Dale Station car park.