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Derbyshire close in on long awaited home win in County Championship

Derbyshire are on course to end their long wait for a home victory in the County Championship after they completely dominated the second day of the Division Two match against Middlesex at Derby.

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Thousands apply for Canine Cottages critic job as deadline approaches

A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received over 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a ‘canine critic’, and plenty more are expected before tomorrow’s deadline.

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Thunder and lightning is expected in the yellow area.

Met Office issues thunderstorm alert and warns of possible flooding

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms affecting north-west Derbyshire throughout Saturday evening, with scattered rainfall expected across the rest of the East Midlands.

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Cendrillon.

Met Opera’s production of Cendrillon screens in Derbyshire

A production of Cendrillon, Massenet’s lush adaptation of the classic Cinderella story, by the Metropolitan Opera will be broadcast live to cinema screens across the country.

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Wuthering Heights - The music of Kate Bush.

Tribute show highlights Kate Bush’s magical music

Wuthering Heights - The music of Kate Bush is a tribute show in the pure sense of the word.

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These men have been jailed running an international drug-smuggling network after Greater Manchester Police seized �66million of heroin and cocaine in 2017.

East Midlands men jailed after £66m drugs bust breaks European network

Four East Midlands men have been jailed following the highest value drug seizure ever made by Greater Manchester Police (GMP). 

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From left, pool manager Fluer Fern, Sheila Kirland's daughter Sarah Millington, Mayor of Wirksworth Alison Clamp, and the pool's chair of trustees Dave Baker.

Wirksworth swimming pool reopens with new name in tribute to supporter

Wirksworth swimming pool officially reopened last weekend after a major revamp made possible by a former customer who died in 2016.

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Lionel Richie. Photo by Alan Silfin.

Lionel Richie at the Proact tickets up for grabs

International superstar Lionel Richie and very special guest Anastacia will be performing at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield, on June 21.

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Folk ace Drever drops in at Guildhall

Folk ace Drever drops in at Guildhall

Kris Drever will headline a gig at the Guildhall Theatre in Derby on April 23.

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Fire crews were called to the incident

‘Be Water Aware’ is the message as temperatures rise

Drowning in the UK is one of the leading causes of accidental death, therefore Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC’s) drowning prevention and water safety campaign ‘Be Water Aware’ which runs from April 23 to 29.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Drink-driver had consumed wine and cocktails before she crashed her Mini

A drink-driver who had a bottle of wine and two cocktails was caught drink-driving after she crashed her car.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Police tracked down drink-driver after he crashed and left the vehicle

A boozy reveller who crashed into a railing and left his vehicle has been banned from the road for 17 months and ordered to pay £235.

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Matlock subs steal the show with second half goals to see off Stalybridge

Matlock’s substitutes played key parts by scoring both second half goals which beat a tired and depleted Stalybridge 2-0 at the DCJ Group Arena on Thursday night.

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PREMIER LEAGUE & FA CUP PREVIEW: Heavyweight tie as Man Utd face Spurs at Wembley

PREMIER LEAGUE & FA CUP PREVIEW: Heavyweight tie as Man Utd face Spurs at Wembley

As the domestic football season reaches its climax, Neil McGlade looks ahead to this weekend’s fixtures.

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RISE AND SHINE: Live travel updates, weather and more

Good morning and welcome to our live feed on Friday, April 20.

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The Doctor from Doctor and the Medics.

Doctor and the Medics top new festival in Derbyshire

Doctor and the Medics will headline a music festival to raise money for a football club.

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Chesterfield coroner's court

Coroner calls for a round-the-clock assessment team after mentally-ill man kills himself

A coroner has called for a round-the-clock mental health assessment triage team after there were missed opportunities to treat a mentally-ill man who killed himself.

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IN PHOTOS: How you are enjoying the sunshine

After what has seemed like a long winter, the sun is finally shining and it seems we’re all keen to ensure we make the most of it.

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Maurizio Sarri.

RUMOUR MILL: Lyon and Juve keen to sign Martial; Now Chelsea have Sarri down as Conte replacement

Lyon and Juventus could be about to try and sign Manchester United's Anthony Martial, while the next manager on Chelsea's wish-list to replace Antonio Conte is Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.

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Man with crossbow arrested

Man with crossbow arrested

Derbyshire Armed Response Unit were called out to reports of a man with a ‏crossbow making threats in the Matlock area earlier today (Thursday, April 19).

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