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Football4Autism Walk To Finish At Proact Stadium
Thursday 2nd March 2017 A 'Football4Autism' walk to raise awareness of autism, which will see walkers complete their marathon trek at the Proact Stadium, is taking place in April.
The 21-mile walk will start at Rotherham United's New York Stadium on Tuesday, April 21st and take in both Sheffield clubs before finishing at the Proact.
Chesterfield-based Ray Watts, whose seven-year-old son Jake is autistic, came up with the idea after speaking to the club's head of media and communications, Nick Johnson and Community Trust chief, John Croot... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Six Banned From Town Centre After Anti-Social Behaviour
Thursday 2nd March 2017 Six men were banned for two days, and one man arrested and charged for breaching that ban, following reports of anti-social behaviour around the bus stops on New Beetwell Street.
It followed calls about a large group of people had gathered near to the escalator and entrance to The Pavements shopping centre at around 11.30am on Monday, February 27th.
Six men, aged between 28 and 52, were banned from the area for 48 hours using police dispersal powers to target anti-social behaviour... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Motorbike And Car Collision
Tuesday 10th January 2017 Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a collision between a motorbike and a car in Newbold.
The incident happened at the junction of Highfield Lane and Newbold Ave and involved a Kawasaki motorbike and a Fiat 500. The 28-year-old rider of the bike suffered back and leg injuries and needed hospital treatment following the collision, which happened at about 6pm on December 7th. Officers are now appealing for any further witnesses to the incident to come forward. Call PC Kirsty Handby on 101, quoting reference 16000404043 or visit the Contact Us website page at www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Man Arrested As Police Find Suspected Cannabis Farm
Friday 30th December 2016
Derbyshire Police hace carried out a warrant this morning at a house in Highlow Close in Loundsley Green, Chesterfield.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis at the address and Police have spent several hours extracting suspected cannabis plants from the property.
Eye withnesses say several vans and a skip have been used to remove evidence and the warrant is currently ongoing.
A Look Back On The First Year Of 'Feeding Derbyshire'
Thursday 15th December 2016
Organisations working to tackle food poverty and social isolation met this week to showcase projects across Derbyshire.
Representatives from food banks, super kitchens, breakfast clubs and anti-poverty groups got together for Feeding Derbyshire - One Year On.
Feeding Derbyshire is a Derbyshire County Council project aimed at finding sustainable solutions to food poverty and surplus food as well as helping to feed people struggling with low incomes, debt and benefit delays... READ MORE...
Borough Council Leader John Burrows To Stand Down
Wednesday 14th December 2016
The leader of Chesterfield Borough Council has announced he is to stand down from his position in May next year.
Councillor John Burrows has been planning his retirement from the role for some time, although will remain a borough councillor.
Following a meeting of the council's ruling Labour group Councillor Tricia Gilby has been chosen as the leader elect. She will shadow Councillor Burrows until he formally hands over power to ensure a smooth transition to the... READ MORE...
Plans To Refurbish Chesterfield Town Hall Revealed
Tuesday 13th December 2016 Plans to refurbish Chesterfield Town Hall so the building can generate at least £240,000 of income each year to invest in protecting frontline services are to be considered by councillors.
Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet has recommended to full council a proposal to invest capital money - which can only be used for building projects - to generate much needed revenue funds, which can be used to fund crucial frontline services for the public.
If the plans are approved by councillors when they meet... READ MORE...
Arrests And Suspected Drugs Seized In Inkersall
Thursday 15th December 2016 A man and a woman have been arrested and suspected drugs seized by police following a warrant at a house in Inkersall.
The search took place on Wednesday, November 30th at a property on Curbar Curve. Officers recovered what is believed to be cannabis and Class A drugs plus a quantity of cash.
A 34-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, both from the local area, have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences. They are both currently on bail pending further enquiries... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Gunshots Fired On A Chesterfield Street
Friday 2nd December 2016 Police are appealing for information after gun shots were fired on Lucas Road in Chesterfield, just after 3am on the morning of Thursday, December 1st.
Officers became aware on their arrival that a firearm had allegedly been fired at the property. Det Insp Darren Pope said: "I would like to reassure the local community that we are treating this as an isolated incident and urge anyone with information to contact us." Anyone with who may have relevant information to the above incident is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident number 90 of 1/12/2016 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Roll Up, Roll Up For Your Chesterfield Christmas Bargains
Saturday 3rd December 2016 Christmas shoppers need look no further than Chesterfield markets for their festive food and presents this year.
Chesterfield Borough Council is holding extra markets in the run-up to Christmas with a variety of produce from local suppliers and special present ideas.
There will be a market taking place each day from Thursday 8th December until Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December.
This will include the monthly farmers' market on Thursday... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Witnesses After Alleged Arson In Staveley
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged arson in Staveley on Sunday, November 20th at 10pm, when a vehicle was allegedly set fire to, next to garages on Devonshire Close, Staveley.
It is believed that the offender fled the scene in a car. A 25 year-old man and a 35 year-old man were arrested on suspicion of arson and released on bail pending further investigation. Anyone that saw anyone acting suspiciously or has any information is asked to contact DC Simon Rogers on 101 quoting ref number 16000378693 - or you can send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us page on the Police website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Jobs Boost As Council Renews Henry Boot Partnership
Tuesday 8th November 2016 A commitment to bring business, create jobs and boost the local economy has been renewed this week as Derbyshire County Council signed a new four-year partnership with Henry Boot Developments for the continued growth of Markham Vale.
The county council appointed the Sheffield-based firm in 2003 as its private sector property partner to develop the former Markham Colliery into a flagship regeneration site which is on target to create up to 4,100 jobs when finished.
Latest businesses to join Markham Vale include Great Bear... READ MORE...
Sheffield United Fans Advised Chesterfield Game Is Sold Out
Tuesday 8th November 2016 Police are advising people that the Chesterfield FC and Sheffield United FC fixture on Sunday, November 13th, has been sold out for blades fans.
Superintendent Jim Allen, who is the police match commander for the fixture, said: "We would urge fans not to travel as there will be no available tickets for our friends visiting from Sheffield. This exciting local derby attracts a lot of interest and we will work hard to ensure it is a safe and enjoyable occasion for both sets of supporters.
"We are never complacent and we will deploy officers at..." READ MORE...
Police Concern For Missing Walton Man
Monday 7th November 2016 Derbyshire Police are concerned for the safety of a man who has gone missing from his home in Walton, Chesterfield.
Karol Koniarski, 36, left the house to visit a local shop on the morning of Sunday, November 6th and he has not been seen since.
He was driving a white Mini Cooper with the registration LJ66 VYK.
It is thought he may be in the Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire or Humberside areas... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Man, 70, Charged With 27 Child Sex Offences
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 A man who allegedly sexually abused five teenagers in the early 1980s has been charged with 27 offences.
Duncan Ritchie, 70, of Highfields Way, Holmewood near Chesterfield, was charged with three indecent assaults on a boy aged between 13 and 14; four indecent assaults on a 15-year-old girl; two indecent assaults on a girl aged between 15 and 16; five indecent assaults and two rapes involving a girl aged between 14 and 15 and seven indecent assaults, two rapes and two assaults on a girl aged between 14 and 15. Ritchie appeared before magistrates at Chesterfield Justice Centre on October 5th, 2016 and appears at Derby Crown Court today, Wednesday November 2nd.
Police Appeal To Trace Owner Of Ring Found In Chesterfield
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Police are appealing to find the owner of a gold ring which has been found in Chesterfield.
The yellow gold signet ring, possibly belonging to a man, was picked up by a member of the public on Markham Road and handed in to the police station in Chesterfield on Tuesday, November 1st 2016.
If you think the property may be yours - please contact the enquiry office at Chesterfield police station on Beetwell Street by either dropping in or calling 101.
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Work To Be Carried Out At Saltergate Multi Story Car Park
Wednesday 26th October 2016
Users of Saltergate multi-storey car park should expect some disruption as essential work takes place.
The work will begin at the Chesterfield Borough Council car park on Monday 7th November - and is expected to last for three weeks.
There will be fewer spaces on offer while the work takes place and floors will be closed during the period. Spaces will be available for blue badge holders during the work... READ MORE...
Appeal As 20 Year Old Woman Is Assaulted At A Bus Stop
Monday 24th October 2016 Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted while she was waiting for a bus.
The incident happened at about 11.20am on October 11th, at a bus stop in Hardwick Drive, Arkwright. The 20-year-old victim was waiting at the bus stop when a woman walked up and assaulted her. She was punched, kicked and had her hair pulled by the attacker.
Police investigating the assault want to hear from anyone who saw it happen or who might have information that could help... READ MORE...
Re-Appeal After Attempted Betting Shop Burglary In Dronfield
Monday 24th OCtober 2016 Police are re-appealing for information after a would-be robber threatened staff with a meat cleaver during an attempted robbery at a betting shop in Dronfield.
Shortly after 8.30pm on Sunday, October 9th, a man went into BetFred, in the Dronfield Civic Centre, carrying a meat cleaver. He demanded cash but staff at the shop refused and the man left empty-handed, leaving the cleaver behind.
He is described as white and wore black Lycra jogging bottoms, a blue top with the hood up and he had his face covered by Lycra-type materia... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Social Workers Short Listed For Prestigious Awards
Friday 21st October 2016 Social workers from Derbyshire County Council have been shortlisted for prestigious national awards which recognise excellence across the profession.
The annual Social Worker of the Year awards are the leading celebrations of their kind in the social care sector, and recognise the achievements and successes of the sector’s most innovative and dedicated social workers.
The county council has a proven track record in high quality social work and has won accolades for the last four years in the national awards... READ MORE...
County Council Approves £2m For Coalite Development
Tuesday 18th October 2016 Plans to build houses and create jobs at the former Coalite site have taken a step forward now Derbyshire County Council has approved £2m to help plug a funding gap.
Funding to redevelop the 140 acre site of the former Coalite coking works - which lies partly in North East Derbyshire district and partly in Bolsover district - was agreed at a meeting of Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Members on Tuesday 11th October.
And the county council has also applied for a further £5.8m... READ MORE...
Man Charged With Criminal Damage After Break In Reported
Tuesday 18th October 2016
A man was charged with criminal damage after an alleged break-in at a newsagent in Chesterfield.
Police were called by members of the public who had spotted suspicious activity at West Bars News, in West Bars at about 8.40pm on Saturday, October 15th.
Jonathan Dodson was arrested at the scene and has now been charged with criminal damage to the shop door. The 32-year-old, of Cauldon Drive, Chesterfield, was bailed and is due to appear at Chesterfield Justice Centre on November 1st.
The Launch Of The 'Royal Rider'
Tuesday 18th October 2016 Visitors to the Royal who may struggle with their mobility will be able to get around the hospital with ease and in style thanks to the launch of their new Royal Rider service.
Thanks to investment from the Chesterfield Royal Hospital Charitable Funds, the Trust has been able to buy two buggies which will be used to transport visitors to the hospital anywhere on the ground floor.
The riders will be driven by volunteers and can be called for at the main reception or 'hailed' on the way around the hospital, when it's free... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Doorstep Robbers Jailed For Nine Years
Monday 10th October 2016
Two robbers who pinned their victim to the ground after attacking him on his doorstep have been jailed for a combined total of nine years.
David Edge and Nicky Mikysa were accused of knocking on the door of a house in Stubbing Road, Chesterfield, late at night.
When the occupant answered the door, he was grabbed by the throat and forced to the ground. He was assaulted and had cash stolen by the men, who then walked off. The 34-year-old victim needed hospital treatment after the robbery... READ MORE...
Appeal As 11 Year Old Boy Knocked Off Bicycle And Injured
Monday 10th October 2016 Officers in Clay Cross are appealing for witnesses after a boy was knocked off his bike and injured.
On Tuesday, October 4th at 3.25pm, an 11 year-old boy was riding his bike on the pavement past Park House School on Rupert Street in Pilsley. As the boy rode past a small green car the driver opened the door and knocked the boy off. The female driver told him to get up and that he would be OK, she then drove off. He received hospital treatment and suffered a broken elbow.
The woman was described as in her 30s, dark coloured long hair... READ MORE...
Part Time Stylist Required In Staveley
Monday 10th October 2016
A part-time stylist is required for a busy, friendly salon in Staveley, Chesterfield.
Elegance Hair and Beauty, at 94b, Middlecroft Road in Staveley are looking for an enthusiastic hard working stylist to become part of their team.
Please call Amanda on 01246 476149 for more information.
2 Arrested Of Suspected GBH On 17 Year Old In Queen's Park
Thursday 6th October 2016 Two teenagers have been arrested after a 17-year-old youth was found injured in Queen's Park in Chesterfield on Wednesday afternoon.
Officers were called to the park at 4.25pm on Wednesday October 5th, where they found the injured youth. He was taken to hospital where he remains, in a stable condition.
An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old youth, both from Chesterfield, were arrested later in the evening on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Police Cadets Looking For A Community Project
Friday 7th October 2016 Chesterfield's police cadets are on the lookout for a community project they can help with, and they are holding a meeting next week for residents to share ideas.
The group of 13 to 18 year olds, who volunteer with Derbyshire Constabulary and have an interest in policing, want to find out from the community if there are any issues or concerns that they can target and hopefully, resolve.
A meeting has been set up next week for residents and community members to meet with their local cadets and discuss how they could help... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Shot Badger Carcass Found In Ashover
Friday 30th September 2016 Police are appealing for witnesses after a badger that had been found injured but alive at a cricket club was later shot dead.
The badger was found at Ashover Cricket Club, in Milken Lane, Ashover, at about 7.50am on September 23rd.
The person who found it contacted Mid-Derbyshire Badger Watch, who then called one of Derbyshire Police's wildlife crime officers. PCSO Mike Coates went to the club along with a representative from the watch group. But by the time they arrived at about 10am, the badger had been shot and killed, and the... READ MORE...
Woman Cautioned After Groove & Beach Nightclub Clash
Monday 19th September 2016 A woman was given a police caution after an assault in the toilets of a Chesterfield bar and nightclub.
In the early hours of 9th September, 2 women were in the toilets at the Groove and Beach, in Stephenson Place, when an argument broke out with another 2 women resulting in the victims being struck to the face suffering minor injuries. Smartphone photos of 2 women police wanted to speak to were issued and a 40-year-old woman was arrested over the weekend and interviewed in connection with the incident. She has now been given a police caution for the assaults. Derbyshire Police would like to thank everyone who came forward with information following last week's appeal.
Appeal After Man Exposes Himself In Linacre Woodland
Saturday 17th September 2016 Police are appealing for information after a man was spotted exposing himself in woodland near Linacre Reservoirs.
A woman was walking her dog when she saw a naked man standing nearby, committing an explicit act.
The incident happened on the afternoon of September 9th in the woods, off Woodnook Lane.
The man was white with tanned skin, in his 50s, with dark... READ MORE...
Derbyshire NHS Trust Shortlisted For Prestigious Award
Friday 16th September 2016 Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted as NHS trust of the year in prestigious awards run by the Health Service Journal.
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest providers of specialist community health services in Britain, with nearly 1.5 million patient contacts each year.
Its 4,500 staff care for patients across a wide range of services, delivered from 11 community hospitals, 30 health centres and increasingly, in... READ MORE...
Consultation On Future Use Of Old Queen's Park Sports Centre
Wednesday 14th September 2016 A six-week consultation is being held by Chesterfield Borough Council to get the public's views on the future use of the old Queen's Park Sport Centre site.
Councillors recently granted planning permission to demolish the old building, in Boythorpe Road, which closed when the new £11.25 million Queen's Park Sports Centre opened in January.
A range of different possible future uses for the site have been considered and tested against four criteria. From these, the council's preferred option... READ MORE...
"It's OK To Talk" On World Suicide Prevention Day
Saturday 10th September 2016
For today's World Suicide Prevention Day, 70 organisations in England are joining together in a big national push to reduce deaths by suicide.
The organisations, who together form the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), are working with Andy's Man Clubs - a self-help initiative set up by Halifax rugby player Luke Ambler after the suicide of his brother-in-law Andy Roberts - to let men all over the country know that 'It's okay to talk' and to get help before problems become overwhelming... READ MORE, VIDEO & AUDIO...
Appeal After Object Thrown From Bridge Damages Passing Car
Wednesday 31st August 2016 Police are appealing for information after an object was thrown from a Chesterfield bridge, damaging a car below.
At around 6pm on Tuesday, August 9th, a Vauxhall Corsa travelling along the A61 in Chesterfield was hit by an object thrown from the bridge above, damaging the windscreen. A man, described as white, aged in his late teens to early 20s, with blonde hair, was seen standing on the bridge going from Corporation St towards the Chesterfield Hotel, and may be responsible for the damage. Anyone with information, please contact PC Kirsty Handby on 101, quoting 16000228744 or via the website at www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us
Plans Approved To Transform Former Chesterfield Post Office
Wednesday 31st August 2016
Plans to breathe new life in to former Post Office in the heart of Chesterfield's historic market place have been given approval by Chesterfield Borough Council under delegated powers.
Designed by WCEC Architects on behalf of national developers Telereal Trillium, the grade II listed building will be transformed into seven luxury apartments across the first and second floors, whilst the ground floor will be converted into 3,557 sq.ft of retail/leisure space with 653 sq.ft. of ancillary service space at basement level and a rear communal courtyard... READ MORE...
New Uni Campus A 'Shot In The Arm' For Health & Business
Monday 29th August 2016 A new University of Derby campus, due to open in Chesterfield on October 17th, will help transform the region's health care sector and boost the town's growing advanced manufacturing industries.
Building work at the former St Helena's Grammar School for Girls is on target for the official opening, which will unveil some of the best teaching facilities for nursing in the UK - including an NHS-standard mock hospital ward.
And degrees in Engineering, Business and IT across the new campus and at Derby will support Chesterfield's growing advanced manufacturing... READ MORE...
DLRAA Issue Warning After TV's 30 Year Casualty Episode
Sunday 28th August 2016 SPOILER ALERT!!...
Local air ambulance DLRAA has issued a list of safety tips for the public after TV programme Casualty screened a helicopter crash at a hospital.
The BBC One drama marked its 30th anniversary with a feature length episode which was screened on Saturday August 27th.
It features a major accident which involves an air ambulance - a drone strikes the tail rotor of the helicopter which then crashes at the hospital... READ MORE...
Derbyshire GCSE Students Buck National Trend
Saturday 27th August 2016 GCSE students in Derbyshire have done their county proud by bucking the national downward trend and achieving an improvement in their grades.
Nationally, this year's results have shown the biggest ever year-on-year decline - down to the lowest level since 2008. But provisional results show that 62% of Year 11 students in Derbyshire achieved grades A* to C in English and Maths - an increase of 3% from last year.
More than 7,500 students across the county's 45 secondary... READ MORE...
Planning Committee To Decide On Sports Centre Demolition
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 A planning application seeking permission to demolish the former Queen's Park Sports Centre will be decided by councillors at the end of August.
Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee will decide if the building, which closed at the end of December 2015, can be demolished, with landscaping of the site carried out until plans are developed for the future use of the land.
The existing building, in Boythorpe Road, has to be demolished because it is no longer economically viable to keep running due to not being... READ MORE...
People Charged Following Death Of Man In Chesterfield
Saturday 6th August 2016 Officers investigating the death of Darren Broadbent, whose body was discovered at Thorntree Court in Grangewood on Monday, August 1st, have charged two people in connection with his death.
Susan Shaw, 44, of Birchwood Crescent, Chesterfield, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and Jaiden Browne-Evans, 18, of Beaver Hill Road, Sheffield, has been charged with murder.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been released on bail pending further inquiries... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Medieval Market A 'Roaring' Success
Friday 29th July 2016
Chesterfield celebrated its annual Chesterfield Medieval Market on Tuesday - with thousands flocking to Market Square to try their luck on tombolas, raffles and fun activities.
However the day, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council has a more serious side, aiming to raise money for and raise the profiles of charities locally.
Those taking part included Chesterfield Soroptomists and staff from Nenna Kind Cancer Centre who dressed up in Medieval costumes... READ MORE...
Police Re-Appeal In Connection With Attempted Robbery
Monday 25th July 2016 Officers investigating an attempted robbery at a building society in Chesterfield have re-appealed for information to identify a man they are trying to trace.
At about 3.45pm on Friday June 17th, a man walked into the Nottingham Building Society on Burlington Street in Chesterfield and demanded money.
He was white, in his 30s, about six feet four inches tall, wearing a dark jacket, sunglasses and a baseball cap. He was carrying a white carrier bag. He fled empty-handed, through a fire exit at the back of the premises... READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC Statement Regarding Borough Council Loan
Monday 25th July 2016 In relation to the loan made by Chesterfield Borough Council to Chesterfield Football Club, Director & Company Secretary, Ashley Carson has issued the following statement:
Over the last month, the loan from Chesterfield Borough Council has been addressed by A&S Leisure and paid back in full.
The initial mortgage made available by A&S Leisure to complete the construction of the Proact Stadium has now been re-structured to the value of £2 million. This will be paid back over a ten-year period and attract a fixed interest... READ MORE...
Council Plans To Bring Empty Homes Back Into Use Adopted
Monday 25th July 2016 Plans to bring empty homes back into use in Chesterfield have been adopted by Chesterfield Borough Council.
The council's cabinet has approved the Private Sector Empty Homes Strategy 2016-2020, which outlines how the council aims to bring empty properties back into use.
There are currently 490 empty properties in Chesterfield with approximately 1,500 applications currently on the council's housing waiting list.
Bringing these homes back into use will give opportunities for... READ MORE...
Chris Henchcliffe Family Pay Tribute As Police Appeal
Monday 25th July 2016 Detective Inspector Greg McGill, who is overseeing the investigation into the death of Chris Henchcliffe, has re-appealed for witnesses to the alleged assault.
On Sunday July 3rd, police were called by staff at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital who were treating Mr Henchcliffe for serious head injuries.
Investigations suggested that he had been assaulted on Corporation Street, outside the Pomegranate Theatre, sometime between 4am and 4.30am that day. Mr Henchcliffe was later transferred to the Royal Hallamshire... READ MORE...
Body Found Thought To Be Of Missing Man Michael Mapley
Monday 25th July 2016
A body thought to be that of missing man Michael Mapley has been found in Calow, Chesterfield.
A member of the public called police to report that they had discovered a body on land off Top Road.
Mr Mapley, 43, was last seen at Chesterfield and Northern Derbyshire Hospital at about 10.40pm on Sunday, July 10th. Police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins Resigns
Monday 27th June 2016 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins this morning announced that he has quit Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet "with immediate effect".
Perkins, who served as Shadow Armed Forces Minister, said in his resignation letter that though it had been a "great honour" to serve, he felt that a change at the top of the Labour Party was now urgently needed.
The news comes after the European Referendum result on Friday which saw the majority of British people vote to leave the EU. Chesterfield voted with a 60/40 split in favour of leaving... READ MORE...
Attempted Robbery At Building Society In Chesterfield - CCTV
Tuesday 21st June 2016 Officers investigating an attempted robbery at a building society in Chesterfield have issued a CCTV image of a man they are trying to trace.
At about 3.45pm on Friday June 17th, a man walked into the Nottingham Building Society on Burlington Street in Chesterfield and demanded money.
He was white, in his 30s, about six feet four inches tall, wearing a dark jacket, sunglasses and a baseball cap and he was carrying a white carrier bag. He fled empty-handed, through a fire exit at the back of the premises... READ MORE...
Mr Norman Lee 1934 - 2016
Norman Lee - aged 82.
Mr Norman Lee, aged 82, died at home on Saturday 18th June 2016.
His funeral will be held on Monday 4th July, 11 am, at Sutton Scarsdale Church in Chesterfield.
All are welcome to say goodbye to Norman
Decision Expected On The Future Of Children's Centres
Saturday 11th June 2016 Children's centres across Derbyshire could close as the county council tries to deal with the biggest budget cuts in its history.
Councillors will meet on Tuesday 14th June to consider proposals to close 29 children's centres - with two previously earmarked for possible closure remaining open.
This follows an extensive review into proposals to change the way children's services are offered to families across Derbyshire as the council has to cut £4.7m from its budget for children's centres... READ MORE...
Old Queen's Park Leisure Centre Demolition Plans
Saturday 11th June 2016 A planning application will be submitted within the next two weeks seeking permission to demolish the old Queen's Park Sports Centre site in Chesterfield.
Chesterfield Borough Council has also confirmed it plans to carry out a public consultation on three or four options for future uses of the site between Monday 22nd August and Friday 30th September.
The old Queen's Park Sports Centre, on Boythorpe Road, closed at the end of December 2015, a few days before the new £11.25 million... READ MORE...
Support For Disabled & Carers To Strengthen In The County
Saturday 11th June 2016
Dozens of people are set to benefit from the expansion of a Derbyshire County Council initiative called Local Area Coordination (LAC) that is now up and running in two areas of Bolsover.
People with disabilities or mental ill health, older and younger adults, their families and carers are all set to benefit from the scheme.
LAC helps people to help themselves and will support them in the short or long term to build a better life... READ MORE...
Derbyshire's Third Social Eating Super Kitchen Opens
Saturday 11th June 2016 Derbyshire's third Super Kitchen has opened as part of a partnership project to create community social eating spaces and tackle food poverty using surplus supermarket produce.
'Gussie's Kitchen', based at St Augustine's Church in Chesterfield, is the latest Super Kitchen to open with support from Derbyshire County Council and will be run by local volunteers.
The county council is supporting the scheme in partnership with surplus food redistribution charity FareShare and Eudaimonia, a charity... READ MORE...
DLRAA Air Ambulance Completes 25,000 Missions
Saturday 11th June 2016 Our local air ambulance, covering Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland has completed its 25,000th mission this week.
The call out on Thursday night marked a huge milestone in the charity's history.
The 25,000th mission is a combined total for call outs by Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and its sister service Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.
The Critical Care Team carried out the mission by road in the... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After An Assault On 14 Year Old Brimington Girl
Wednesday 8th June 2016 Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault on a 14 year old girl at about 3.40pm on Tuesday May 17th, on Westwood Lane in Brimington, as the girl was walking home from school.
A blue three-door car, containing three youths, pulled up at the kerb and the driver and front seat passenger got out. The driver punched her and the passenger pushed her over in what appeared to be an unprovoked assault. They got back into the car and drove off along Brook Drive. The girl sustained minor injuries.
The driver is described as being white with pale skin. He was in... READ MORE...
Woman Arrested In Connection With Fatal Road Crash
Saturday 28th May 2016
Officers investigating the death of a man on Rother Way in Chesterfield, in the early hours of Saturday 28th May 2016, have arrested a suspect.
A 41-year-old local woman contacted the police on Saturday morning and has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She will be questioned during Saturday afternoon.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted the police as a result of the appeal. The road has been reopened.
1,795 First Aiders Break World Record At The Proact
Saturday 21st May 2016 A World Record attempt for the most people at one time learning simple, life saving first aid skills has been a resounding success.
1,795 school children and local residents took part in a World Record attempt and undertook a first aid lesson at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, at the same time.
The previous World Record was held by Emirates Transport in Abu Dhabi on 27th April 2013 and saw 1700 participants take part.
The World Record attempt was organised by the... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Taxi Driver's License Suspended After Taking Illegal Fare
Friday 20th May 2016 Chesterfield residents are reminded that they may be taking risks with their safety by taking a private hire taxi without booking in advance.
This comes as the driver of a private hire vehicle had his licence suspended by Chesterfield Borough Council's appeals and regulatory committee on Wednesday 18th May, after he picked up an unsolicited fare.
Mushtag Din, 56, of Grasmere Close in Newbold was in his private hire vehicle the early hours of 13th March when he picked up a man who had been drinking in Ringwood Road, Brimington... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Help To Trace Calow Motorcycle Thieves
Friday 20th May 2016
The owner of vintage motorcycles stolen from his home in Calow has joined police in an appeal for help to trace his bikes.
In the early hours of Tuesday April 5th, thieves broke into a garage of a house at Sutton Spring Wood near Calow, Chesterfield and stole a number of off-road trials bikes manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s.
The bikes include 12 Hondas and a Kawasaki. Two unused red Honda engines, dating from 1981, and four larges boxes of Honda spare parts... READ MORE...
DLR Air Ambulance In Duckmanton After Industrial Accident
Friday 20th May 2016 The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance were called to Duckmanton in Derbyshire on Tuesday 17th May, after a man was involved in an industrial accident.
The air ambulance was activated at 12.14pm and was on-scene at 12.27pm.
The patient, who was in his 20s, had sustained a severe injury to his foot after it became caught in machinery.
The air ambulance crew worked with East Midlands... READ MORE...
County Council To Consider Two Refugee Resettlement Posts
Monday 16th May 2016 The establishment of two temporary posts to manage the resettlement of Syrian refugees is to be considered by Derbyshire County Council, in response to the Government's appeal for the authority and its partner organisations to support its national scheme.
If approved, the recruitment of a Syrian Resettlement Coordinator and a Project Support Officer to manage the Derbyshire scheme would be met by Government funding.
Over the next five years 20,000 Syrians will be resettled across... READ MORE...
Road Delays Possible With Chatsworth Road Closures
Monday 16th May 2016 Part of the A619 Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield will be closed overnight over the next few weeks while it's being resurfaced.
Derbyshire County Council will be closing the A619 Chatsworth Road from West Bars roundabout to Morrison's roundabout, in both directions, between 8pm and 6am each night on: Monday 16th to Thursday 19th of May; Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th May and Tuesday 31st May to Thursday 2nd June.
Access will be given to emergency vehicles and residents but a signed diversion route will be in place for other motorists via Walton Road, Whitecotes... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Information On Missing Brimington Man
Friday 13th May 2016 Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who has gone missing from his home in Brimington.
Kevin Smith (pictured), was last seen a fortnight ago, when he said he was planning to visit friends in the Creswell and Whitwell area but the 57-year-old has not been seen since. Mr Smith has a medical condition that requires prescribed tablets but it is not thought that he has any with him. Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch immediately. He is described as being of large build and has a bald or shaved head. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 449 of May 11th.
Chesterfield's New Mayor Takes Office
Thursday 12th May 2016
Chesterfield has welcomed its 376th mayor, with Councillor Steve Brunt taking up the reins for the coming year.
The new Mayor was sworn in at Chesterfield Borough Council's annual council meeting yesterday evening (Wednesday 11th May).
Councillor Brunt was elected as a Labour member serving Brockwell ward at the local elections in May 2015. He had previously served as a ward councillor for Holmebrook ward serving from 1987 to 1999... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Pupils To Make A 'Monster Move' During Travel Smart Week
Wednesday 11th May 2016 Pupils across the county are reducing school run congestion on roads and keeping fit next week (16th - 20th May) as part of Derbyshire County Council's Travel Smart Week.
Pupils at 277 primary schools from across the county have signed up to take part in the dinosaur themed Travel Smart Make a Monster Move week.
During 'Travel Smart Make a Monster Move' week, pupils will be introduced to a series of well-known prehistoric creatures that have been given a sustainable travel makeover with each dinosaur representing a different way of... READ MORE...
Suspended Prison Sentence For Causing Disorder On Bus
Wednesday 11th May 2016
A man has been given a suspended prison sentence for two public order offences and one arson offence in the Chesterfield area.
Josh Healey, 21, who lived at Racecourse Road at the time of the incident of arson, pleaded guilty during the hearing at Chesterfield Justice Centre on Tuesday, May 3rd. Mr Healey was charged with public order offence in March following incidents on buses on Beetwell Street and Cordwell Avenue. The charge of arson related to an industrial bin outside a business on Sheepbridge Lane. Magistrates sentenced Mr Healey to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and fined him £675.
'Twiddle Muffs' Are Comforting Elderly Living With Dementia
Tuesday 10th May 2016 'Twiddle Muffs' are providing a "calming and relaxing influence" for elderly residents living with dementia at Barnfield Care Home, in Chesterfield.
The furry hand warmers have been adorned with ribbons, buttons and textured fabrics for residents to twiddle in their hands.
The creations have been a hit - as those living with dementia often have restless hands and respond well to keeping them occupied, according to Barnfield's home manager Andrea Broadhead... READ MORE...
It's Dhindsa For Derbyshire!
Tuesday 10th May 2016 Labour's Hardyal Dhindsa made history last week with his election as the first Sikh Police and Crime Commissioner in England and Wales on May 5th.
Mr Dhindsa, who polled 78,858 votes to runner-up Conservative Richard Bright's 77,245, now succeeds the county's first Police and Crime Commissioner, Labour's Alan Charles.
He had previously served as Deputy to Mr Charles and campaigned on the work they had done together to make Derbyshire a safe, tolerant and... READ MORE...
Young Traders To Take Over Chesterfield Market
Tuesday 10th May 2016 Young people are being given the chance to experience life as market traders in a special event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Young people from as young as five up to 22 can take a free stall at the market taking place in the market place on Sunday 29th May from 11am to 3pm. All young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy said: "We are..." READ MORE...
Derbyshire County Council In Foster Care Appeal
Tuesday 10th May 2016 Derbyshire County Council is hosting a series of drop-in roadshows to appeal for more foster carers during national Foster Care Fortnight.
Foster carers and social workers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their experiences. This year Foster Care Fortnight is from May 16th - 29th.
Please help spread the word. If you, or anyone you know, has a spare room, tell them about our events and they could come along and find out more. No appointment is necessary. The council is particularly looking for homes for... READ MORE...
No Need To Re-Register To Vote In The EU Referendum
Wednesday 4th May 2016 Chesterfield Borough Council is reminding residents that they do not have to re-register to vote in the European Union referendum.
Some residents have contacted the council worried that they need to register again to vote in the referendum on 23rd June after reading misleading posts on social media.
This is not the case.
Huw Bowen, Chesterfield Borough Council's Chief Executive and Electoral Registration Officer, said: "I'd like to reassure residents..." READ MORE...
Police Release CCTV Images After Burglary In Dronfield
Wednesday 4th May 2016 Officers investigating a burglary in Dronfield have issued CCTV images of two men who were in the area at the time.
The burglary happened between 5pm and 5.20pm on Wednesday March 16th, at a house on Stonelow Road when someone broke in through a side door. The intruder is thought to have escaped over the back fence onto Shireoaks Road.
A portable hard-drive, cash and car keys were stolen.
Police would like to speak to two men who were seen running... READ MORE...
CCTV Image In Connection To Modelling Material Theft
Friday 29th April 2016 Derbyshire Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of modelling materials from a shop in Chesterfield.
At around 10am on Thursday, April 7th, a man activated the security alarm at Hobbycraft, on the Ravenside Retail Park.
A staff member from the store asked the man to return but he refused. He made off along the footpath which leads from the retail park towards BQ and Chesterfield Skate Park, and across the bridge... READ MORE...
Action To Ensure Safety During All-Out Junior Doctors Strike
Monday 25th April 2016 As junior doctors across the country prepare to strike tomorrow, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is reassuring local residents that it has put in place a robust range of actions to ensure patient safety comes first, that critical services are protected and that disruption is minimised.
The full strike, which involves juniors not providing ANY cover - from 08.00hrs to 17:00hrs on both Tuesday, April 26th and Wednesday, April 27th - means that the hospital's senior medical, nursing and allied health professional teams, along with their support staff, will focus on keeping key services running... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Missing Women Sighted In Dronfield
Monday 25th April 2016 Police in Leeds are making a renewed appeal for information to trace a missing Leeds woman following a recent sighting in Dronfield.
Lisa Lacey, aged 47, who also uses the name Lisa Hauxwell and Lisa Hauxley, has been missing since Sunday, April 3rd.
As a result of ongoing enquiries to trace her, officers have identified CCTV footage of her visiting a petrol station shop on Stubley Lane, Dronfield, between 7pm on April 14th and 6pm on April 16th... READ MORE...
Appeal After Chesterfield War Memorial Is Damaged Twice
Saturday 23rd April 2016 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a war memorial in the town was damaged on Thursday evening, April 21st.
The word 'Rich' has been written on the memorial, on Rose Hill, in what officers believe may have been black marker pen.
In particular, they would like to trace three girls seen in the area at around 6pm on Thursday, April 21st.
They are described as being around 15 or 16 years old, one... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Burglary At A House In Dronfield
Saturday 23rd April 2016 On Sunday, April 3rd, between 3pm and 7pm, a burglary took place at a house on Scarsdale Road in Dronfield.
A search was made of all the rooms and a large amount of cash was stolen. A 32 year-old man and a 36 year-old man have been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Peter Gore on 101, quoting crime reference number 14363/16, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact him via the police website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
Successful Action Day Targets Potential Rogue Traders
Friday 22nd April 2016 More than 80 vehicles have been stopped and 43 people spoken to across the Derbyshire region as part of an action day to target potential rogue traders.
Rogue traders are individuals or groups of people who cold-call householders, targeting vulnerable and elderly residents, claiming to be a bona fide business offering services, most commonly buildings maintenance and repair.
The operation took place on Wednesday, April 13th as part of a national crackdown known as Operation Rogue Trader, co-ordinated by... READ MORE...
Police Urge Missing Holmewood Man To Contact Them
Tuesday 19th April 2016 Police in Chesterfield are appealing to 24 year old Shane Bailey to contact them.
Shane was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home on April 12th. Twenty-four year old Shane, who lives in Holmewood, left home on April 7th, telling friends and family that he had an offer of work in Kidderminster. He hasn't been in contact with his family since April 10th. He is five feet 10 inches tall, of slim build, with a shaven head. Missing Person Officer, PC Mick Hellewell said: "We want to make sure Shane is OK. I'd like him or anyone who knows where he is to contact the police on the non-emergency number, 101."
Council Appeals For Help To End Children's 'Holiday Hunger'
Thursday 14th April 2016 Organisations which run clubs or activity schemes are being asked by Derbyshire County Council to help it support vulnerable children at risk of going hungry during the school holidays.
The council is working with a range of partnership organisations to tackle the problem termed 'holiday hunger' as part of it's £528,550 'Feeding Derbyshire' project.
Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Health and Communities, Councillor Dave Allen said: "There are lots of children across the county who are likely to eat significantly less during the school holidays..." READ MORE...
Sheffield United Fans Advised Chesterfield Fixture Is Sold Out
Thursday 14th April 2016
Saturday's fixture, with a 1pm kick off, between Chesterfield and Sheffield United is a sell out for Blades fans, so match police are advising fans without tickets to stay away.
Match Commander, Superintendent Jim Allen said: "We would urge fans not to travel as there will be no tickets available for our friends visiting from Sheffield.
"This exciting local derby attracts a lot of interest and we will work hard to ensure it is a safe and enjoyable occasion for both sets of supporters..." READ MORE...
Staveley Man Dies In Road Crash
Monday 11th April 2016 At 4.35pm on Sunday 10th April 2016, a fatal collision occurred on the A619 Ringwood Road at Brimington Chesterfield.
A green Fiat 500 car and an orange 1,000cc Honda CBR motorcycle were involved. The rider of the motorcycle, a 48-year-old man from Staveley, was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed for five hours. Officers are appealing for any witnesses with information regarding the circumstances of this incident to call Sergeant Sue Hancock on 101, quoting incident number 500 of 10/4/16. Or send Sgt Hancock a message online by visiting the 'Contact Us' section of the Derbyshire Police website - www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
Borough Councillors Confirm Support For SCR Devolution Deal
Friday 8th April 2016
At a special meeting held on Wednesday evening, councillors again voted in support of Chesterfield Borough Council applying to be part of a devolution deal which will see the borough benefit from a share of £900 million in funding over a 30 year period.
In applying to be a full member of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, powers and funding relating to issues such as transport, skills and training and business support will be controlled locally rather than by ministers and civil servants in London... READ MORE...
5 Year Football Ban For Walsall Fan Who Assaulted Steward
Friday 8th April 2016 A man from the West Midlands has been banned from football matches for five years after assaulting a steward during a match between Chesterfield and Walsall.
Daniel James McCarthy, 25, of Walsall Wood Road, Walsall, pleaded guilty to the offence which took place at the Proact Stadium on Saturday, March 12th.
Mr McCarthy attended Chesterfield Justice Centre on Tuesday, March 29th and magistrates also sentenced Mr McCarthy to an 18 week prison sentence, suspended for one year... READ MORE...
Police Ask Children's Home Abuse Victims To Contact Them
Friday 8th April 2016 Derbyshire police are appealing for victims of alleged abuse at two children's homes to contact them.
Derbyshire Constabulary is carrying out an investigation into alleged abuse that took place at Greenacre's children's home in Clay Cross and Lindenhurst children's home in Chesterfield between 1983 and the early 1990's. Two men aged 69 and 61 have been arrested in connection with the investigation and are currently on police bail. Officers investigating would like to hear from anyone who attended either children's home and may have been a victim of abuse between these dates. Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101.
37 Year Old Man Arrested After Fire At A Chesterfield Flat
Thursday 7th April 2016
A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire broke out at a flat in Chesterfield.
Police and firefighters were called to the property, in Stubbing Road, at about 2.20am on Thursday, April 7th. The fire was out by 2.30am, following which a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson.
A joint police and fire service investigation was due to take place at the flat on Thursday morning.
Cheers! Local Pub's Victory Over Retail Development Giants
Thursday 7th April 2016 Local campaigners are celebrating today after winning their battle to keep a local pub open amid plans to turn it into a convenience store.
Friends of The Wellington have received a letter from New River Retail stating that the development company has withdrawn plans to convert the premises to a Co-operative store.
Whittington villagers had been furious at the proposed change, and had successfully fought to gain Asset of Community Value status after a packed... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Heath Man Receives Stab Wounds
Friday 1st April 2016 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information to find out how a man received stab wounds during an argument in Heath.
Officers were called to flats on Moorland Drive shortly before 10pm on Tuesday March 22nd and found a 45-year-old local man suffering from puncture wounds to his chest - but it's unclear what happened.
Two men aged 31 and 33 and a 29-year-old woman, who all live locally, were arrested on suspicion of assault. They were questioned and released on police bail while inquiries continue... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Information After Dog Attack In Brimington
Wednesday 30th March 2016 At noon on Thursday March 24th a Yorkshire Terrier was bitten by a large dog on Thistle Park, off Station Rd in Brimington.
The Yorkshire Terrier suffered a broken leg and severe bleeding but is now recovering after extensive treatment at the vets. The attacking dog was large, cream, black and grey and part terrier with a large head. It was with a white man, aged between 40-45.
Anyone with information, contact PC 2738 Stuart Hind on 101, quoting incident number 216/25/03/16, or online www.derbyshire.pnn.police.uk/Contact-Us or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal As Cash Is Stolen From Chesterfield Phone Box
Friday 25th March 2016 Police are appealing for information and after a phone box in Walton, Chesterfield, was targeted by thieves.
The kiosk on Walton Rd, opposite the junction with Hunloke Ave, was tampered with at around 2.40pm on Monday, January 18th, but was not reported to police until Tuesday, March 15th. A quantity of cash was stolen. Police ask anyone who may have seen anything suspicious near the phone around that time to contact PCSO Darryl Hegarty on 101, quoting crime reference number 11518/16, or send them a message online by visiting the 'Contact Us' section of their website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police Ask - Have You Seen Ben Titterton?
Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Police are concerned for the safety of Ben Titterton who is missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Ben was last seen on Monday afternoon (March 21st) on Sheffield Road in Chesterfield.
Ben is 23-years-old and six feet tall. He has short, curly, mousey brown hair and stubble. He was wearing a brown hooded jacket, blue jeans and carrying a black rucksack with white stripes... READ MORE...
Appeal After Serious Sexual Assault On 26 Year Old Woman
Monday 21st March 2016
Detectives are investigating an allegation of a serious sexual assault in Chesterfield.
A 26-year-old woman has told police that she was assaulted while on a night out in the town. The assault happened at around 2am on Saturday, March 19th, in an alleyway which leads between Corporation Street and Tapton Lane.
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting crime reference number 12129/16, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
£2.7m Grant To 'Kick Start' Waterside Could Create 300 Jobs
Monday 21st March 2016 Chesterfield's £320million Waterside scheme is set to take a major step forward following the award of a £2.7million Sheffield City Region Infrastructure Fund (SCRIF) grant.
The grant, which was secured by Chesterfield Borough Council in partnership with developers Chesterfield Waterside Limited, has enabled the first phase of the development's £75 million Basin Square scheme to be brought forward by the site's developers.
A Planning Application for the Basin Square Site Enabling... READ MORE...
Labour PCC Candidate For Derbyshire Launches Campaign
Monday 21st March 2016 Hardyal Dhindsa, Labour's Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Derbyshire, has launched his campaign at a dinner attended by supporters from throughout the County and some senior Parliamentarians.
Over 120 people joined Mr Dhindsa at Derby's Slice of India restaurant on 18th March, including Shadow Cabinet Minister without Portfolio; Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins who is Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement and Lord Willy Bach who is standing as the Labour Party PCC Candidate in Leicestershire... READ MORE...
Devastating Fire In House With No Smoke Alarms
Monday 21st March 2016 At 22.17 hours on Thursday 17th March, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to attend a house fire on Highashes Lane, Ashover, with crews from Chesterfield and Matlock attending the incident.
Station Manager Andy Lee said: "On arrival at the property, crews were met by a well-developed serious house fire affecting several rooms of a large detached property.
"A family of three was extremely lucky to escape the fire despite the lack of any working smoke alarms to alert them. The male occupant was able..." READ MORE...
Bus Consultation - There's Still Time To Have Your Say
Monday 21st March 2016 Local residents are reminded they can still take part in Derbyshire County Council's consultation on the future of the county's bus services.
The council is proposing to withdraw all funding for subsidised bus services - journeys that cannot be run commercially - and community transport Dial-a-Bus (DAB) 'shopping buses' from October 2017. Typically they are early morning, evening, Sunday and rural services.
This means that unless they can be run commercially or funded... READ MORE...
EMAS Chief Executive Sue Noyes Leaves
Thursday 17th March 2016 East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) recently announced that Chief Executive Sue Noyes will be leaving EMAS for personal family reasons - a decision Sue did not make lightly.
The original intention was for Sue to stay until June 2016, however her personal circumstances have changed and she needs to leave earlier than planned, therefore Sue's last working day at EMAS is Thursday 17 March 2016.
Pauline Tagg, Chairman of EMAS said: "I had already started discussions with NHS Improvement about our future leadership arrangements and..." READ MORE...
Compulsory Dog MicroChipping - Are You Ready?
Thursday 17th March 2016 Dog owners across Bolsover District and North East Derbyshire District are being reminded that new legislation will come into force on 6th April 2016, meaning that their pet must be micro-chipped in addition to wearing a collar and tag.
Both of the Council's have done a lot of work over the past few years to educate people and get them prepared for this change in the law, so it is important that dog owners are ready.
The new legislation will improve animal welfare by making it... READ MORE...
Derbyshire County's New Youth Council Decided
Monday 14th March 2016
More than 22,000 young people had the opportunity to cast their votes to decide the line-up of the next Derbyshire Youth Council.
Results of Derbyshire County Council's Big Vote elections were announced at the authority's headquarters in Matlock.
During a week of voting, pupils in a total of 42 schools, special schools, academies and colleges voted. They chose which of the 117 hopefuls would take up a seat on the youth council... READ MORE...
Former Coalite Site Clean-Up Moves A Step Closer
Friday 11th March 2016
Plans to redevelop the former Coalite site could soon become a reality now measures to bring it back into use are gathering pace.
The 140 acre site, which lies partly in North East Derbyshire District and partly in Bolsover District, has already been granted planning permission for employment use by Bolsover District Council.
A further application for up to 660 houses, a school and a neighbourhood centre is due to be considered by North East Derbyshire District Council... READ MORE...
Two Men Jailed After Fighting Near A Bus Stop In Chesterfield
Friday 11th March 2016 Two men have been given jail sentences following an incident at a bus stop in Chesterfield.
Police were called to reports of a fight at a bus stop near to the bottom of the escalators on Beetwell Street on Monday, January 18th. Following police enquiries two men were arrested by officers, and later charged with a public order offence. They both appeared at Chesterfield Justice Centre on Wednesday, March 9th, where they both pleaded guilty. Zaccary Sedgwick, 23, of Springvale Close, Danesmoor, was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison and Mark Elson, 28, of no fixed address, was also sentenced to 14 weeks in jail.
Stagecoach Supports Disabled Access Day
Thursday 10th March 2016 Stagecoach Yorkshire will be joining hundreds of venues and companies across the UK to support Disabled Access Day.
The second annual Disabled Access Day on Saturday 12th March aims to encourage disabled people, their friends and families to visit somewhere new, whether that's a coffee shop, cinema, museum or sports centre.
Stagecoach will be contacting local disability groups across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire to highlight the facilities and options already available to make bus travel as easy as possible for all customers... READ MORE...
Irwin Michell Instructed To Investigate Mesothelioma Appeal
Wednesday 9th March 2016 The family of a former electrician and engineer worker, who died of an asbestos-related cancer are appealing for his former colleagues to come forward and provide any information which will support their search for answers regarding his death.
Norman Rhodes, from Chesterfield, died at the age of 87 in 2015. It wasn't until after his death that his family discovered he had been suffering with mesothelioma - a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by asbestos exposure decades ago.
In the time before his death Norman suffered from regular chest... READ MORE...
Below Inflation Council Tax Rise For Bolsover District Council
Wednesday 9th March 2016 Bolsover District Council has set a below-inflation rise, equivalent to 4 pence a week for a Band A property, to their portion of the Council tax bill.
Councillors at Bolsover District Council took the difficult decision to increase their Council Tax bill by 1.95% in 2016/17 - the first rise since April 2010. The increase was necessary to cover the further reductions in government grant, following the Local Government Finance Settlement in December 2015.
For next year, Central Government has cut the Councils... READ MORE...
Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder As Woman Dies In Fire
Friday 4th March 2016 Officers investigating a house fire in Chesterfield in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday March 3rd), have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.
Emergency services were called to a house on Catherine Street at 2am yesterday where they found the body of a woman who has now been identified as the occupant of the house, 32-year-old Gemma Stevens.
A 35-year-old local man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of her murder. Enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances around... READ MORE...
"The Best Devolution Deal For Chesterfield & Derbyshire"
Friday 4th March 2016 A special council meeting held last night saw Chesterfield Borough Council Councillors decide that Chesterfield is to apply to join a devolution deal with Sheffield City Region that they say could bring millions of pounds and hundreds of job opportunities to Chesterfield and Derbyshire.
The devolution deal will see powers and funding held by ministers and civil servants in London - on issues such as housing, skills and training, business support and transport - transferred down to a local level.
Councillors confirmed at the meeting - also attended by... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Large Quantity Of Alcohol Stolen From Staveley Supermarket
Friday 4th March 2016 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a large quantity of alcohol was stolen from a supermarket in Staveley.
Police are appealing for information after several bottles of whiskey were stolen during the incident which happened at just before 4pm on Wednesday, February 17th, at Morrisons supermarket in Staveley.
Officers believe there may have been three male offenders, described as being aged in their 20s or early 30s, and of an eastern European appearance. One was wearing a blue hip length coat, white t-shirt, jeans, and trainers, a second... READ MORE...
Bus And Cars Involved In Serious Collision In Chesterfield
Thursday 3rd March 2016 A road in Chesterfield has been closed for several hours following a serious collision.
Around 17:10 on Brimington Road, a double decker bus, Vauxhall Astra and Renault Megane collided. The driver of the Renault was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham with serious injuries. The Astra driver went to Chesterfield Royal with minor injuries and several bus passengers also suffered minor injuries. The road remained closed on Thursday evening while police continued to investigate the collision and recovery teams worked to remove the bus and cars. Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 519 of March 3rd.
Fatal House Fire In Chesterfield
Thursday 3rd March 2016 It's been confirmed this morning (3rd March) that the body of a woman has been found at the scene of a house fire in Chesterfield.
Shortly after 2am on Thursday, 3rd March, police were alerted by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service that there was a fire at a house in Catherine Street. Firefighters discovered the body of a woman inside the building. Police and fire investigators will remain at the house today, investigating the cause of the fire.
Anyone with information should please call police on 101, quoting incident number 33 of March 3rd 2016.
Arrest Made After Discovery Of 2 Bodies In Shirebrook House
Monday 29th February 2016 A 20-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested in connection with the discovery of two bodies at a house in Shirebrook.
Police and paramedics were called to a property in Station Road at about 10.10pm on Friday, February 26th, where the bodies of two women were found inside.
An investigation has been launched into the circumstances of the deaths, which are being treated as suspicious, but no further information is available at this time.
The 20-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (27th February)... READ MORE...
Meeting To Decide On Devolution Options For Chesterfield
Monday 29th February 2016 A special Chesterfield Borough Council meeting has been called to decide which of two devolution deals would bring the most benefits for Chesterfield residents and businesses.
The council has played an active part in helping to negotiate two deals, which would devolve powers and responsibilities currently held by the Government in London to a more local level. These include powers and funding to deal with issues such as housing, skills and training, business support and transport.
Chesterfield is being asked to choose between... READ MORE...
Police Release CCTV Of Theft From 73 Year Old Woman
Friday 26th February 2016 Officers investigating a distraction burglary in Chesterfield have released CCTV footage of the suspect.
The CCTV (click the 'READ MORE' link below) shows a man, claiming to be from the local council, enter the home of a 73-year-old woman and then steal her handbag.
The burglary happened between 11.40am and 11.55am on Monday February 15th at a bungalow on Boythorpe Road. The burglar went into the woman's home on the pretext of talking to her about plans for the garden and after speaking to her for about 10 minutes snatched her bag from beside her chair... READ MORE & VIDEO...
NDCS Calls For Rethink Of Cuts To Deaf Children's Transport
Wednesday 24th February 2016 The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) is urging Derbyshire County Council to halt plans to cut vital transport services for deaf children.
Derbyshire County Council has launched a consultation on plans to stop providing school transport for pre-school children and post 16 young people with special educational. Ending this support will make it challenging for deaf children to access good education in the county.
Until 2014, transport was provided by the council for children... READ MORE...
Two Men Charged Following Alleged Fight At Bus Stop
Saturday 20th February 2016 Two men have been charged with public order offences following an alleged altercation at a bus stop in Chesterfield.
Police were called at around 3.10pm on Monday, January 18th, following reports of two men fighting at a bus stop along Beetwell Street in Chesterfield town centre. The two men were arrested and later charged with public order offences in connection with the incident.
Zaccary Sedgwick, 22, of Springvale Close in Danesmoor, is set to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Tuesday, March 8th... READ MORE...
New Jobs Coming As Work On Markham Vale North Begins
Saturday 20th February 2016 The construction of the new Seymour Link road that will open up the final phase of development land at Henry Boot Developments' and Derbyshire County Council's 200 acre industrial & logistics park, Markham Vale North, has now commenced.
The Seymour Link Road is due to complete during autumn 2016 and is a vital part of the infrastructure works to the North site, providing access to the motorway network via J29A of the M1 and opening up a further 70 acres of net development land.
Outline consent for the Markham Vale North site has been... READ MORE...
Dispersal Order Comes Into Force For Police In Dronfield
Saturday 20th February 2016 A dispersal order granting police additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in Dronfield came into force at 1pm on Friday February 19th.
The order means that police will be able to move on anyone who is taking part in nuisance activity. Officers can also disperse people that they think might be about to act anti-socially, rather than waiting for it to happen.
It comes after complaints from residents and businesses about youths congregating in the area... READ MORE...
Borough Council Fine Man For Dishonestly Claiming Benefit
Saturday 20th February 2016 Chesterfield benefit claimants are being urged to declare their full income after a man received a fine in a case brought by Chesterfield Borough Council.
A 44 year old man from Taylor Crescent in Chesterfield was ordered to pay a total of £535 in a case at North Derbyshire Magistrates' Court heard on Wednesday 17th February, after he pleaded guilty to dishonestly failing to declare his income relating to housing benefit.
He had claimed a total of £6,376.18 over a two year period after... READ MORE...
Appeal As 73 Year Old Brimington Man Assaulted By Cyclist
Monday 15th February 2016 Police appeal for information after a 73 year-old man was allegedly assaulted by a man on a bike as he was walking down the street in Brimington between 10.15am and 10.40am on Sunday, February 7th.
He was walking along Manor Rd when he saw a cyclist riding on the pavement - and asked him to cycle on the road. The cyclist then punched the 73 year old man in the mouth causing him to fall to the ground. The offender is described as white, in his late 40s, 6ft tall and wearing a white helmet, blue jogging bottoms, green fleece and black shoes. Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime number 5694/16, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Praise BHS Staff Who Helped Find Missing 20 Year Old
Monday 15th February 2016 Police in Chesterfield have praised staff at a department store for their help in finding a vulnerable young man who had got lost in the town centre.
The 20-year-old, who suffers with learning difficulties, was shopping in BHS on Vicar Lane with his mum back in December. He left without telling her where he had gone and she was very concerned about his safety, so asked in the store if anyone had seen him.
The BHS team used the Shop Watch system to alert the police... READ MORE...
3.99% Council Tax Rise To Help County Council Deal With Cuts
Friday 12th February 2016 Leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Anne Western, said the authority had been left with "no choice" but to increase council tax, as it prepares to enter the seventh year of Government austerity cuts to local council funding.
The council needs to cut services by almost £70m over the next two years on top of a £170m cut since 2010.
And at a Full Council meeting on Wednesday (10th February), councillors voted to set the authority's annual budget for the year ahead at £483 million... READ MORE...
Appeal After 3 People Are Assaulted In A Bar In Chesterfield
Thursday 11th February 2016 Police in Chesterfield are appealing or information to trace two men after three people were assaulted in a bar in the town centre.
The incident happened between 4am and 4.30am on Sunday, January 10th, at Grove Bar on Church Walk.
A group of men, two aged 20 and one aged 19 years old, were on the dancefloor when it is thought one of them may have bumped into another man.
All three men in the group were then punched by a man. READ MORE...
Council Ask For History Help To Aid Towns Poppy Display Bid
Thursday 11th February 2016 Residents and local history groups are being asked to help support a Chesterfield Borough Council bid to bring an iconic poppy display to the town.
The council submitted a bid in July last year on behalf of a number of organisations in the town for the Weeping Window artwork to be displayed in Chesterfield as part of a tour of UK locations.
The artwork is part of a larger installation by Chesterfield artist Paul Cummins that was on display at the Tower of London to commemorate the... READ MORE...
World Record First Aid Lesson Attempt At The Proact
Tuesday 9th February 2016 Do YOU know how to save a life? That's the question asked by a local organisation - CSALS - as they, in partnership with Bolsover District Council, launched a world record attempt for 'The World's Biggest First Aid Lesson' on Friday 5th Feb.
The record is currently held by Emirates Airlines, with 1,600 in attendance, but the effort on May 20th at the Proact Stadium at 10am, hopes to attract over 3,000 participants of all ages - every one of whom will leave with vital life saving skills.
Dignitaries, including The Mayor and Mayoress of... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Appeal After Charity Box Is Stolen From Shop In Chesterfield
Friday 2nd February 2016 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a charity box was stolen from a dry cleaners shop in Chesterfield.
The Ashgate Hospice collection box, which had been full, was stolen from the counter of Chesterfield Valet Service on Elder Way, sometime between 12pm and 2pm on Saturday, January 23rd. It is thought the offender entered the store at some point while the staff member was in the back.
Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference number 3553/16, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Keeping Chesterfield's Market Thriving For The Future
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Rent charges for market traders are to be frozen as part of plans to ensure Chesterfield's successful historic outdoor market place continues to thrive in the modern shopping world.
Last year Chesterfield Borough Council, which owns and manages the outdoor market, carried out a public consultation as part of a review looking at how the market can continue to draw in shoppers, as markets across the country face increased competition from the growth of online shopping and discount stores.
Charges for traders on the general, flea and farmers' markets... READ MORE...
Local Pupils Sample Life As Refugees In Innovative Project
Friday 29th January 2016 A primary school in Chesterfield has recently teamed up with others in their cluster to help to illustrate the plight of refugees currently fleeing war and crisis.
On Thursday 21st January, the four schools collaborated on an the exciting and innovative global project - 'Project Refugee' - to enable primary and secondary students to work together to gain a better understanding of the issues faced by refugees around the world, especially with the recent European crisis.
Children from year 4 at Barrow Hill Primary, Poolsbrook... READ MORE...
Remembering The Holocaust
Tuesday 26th January 2016 Chesterfield residents can take part in an event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire Law Centre, Chesterfield College and Pomegranate Youth Theatre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme for this year is "Don't Stand By".
The event takes place on Wednesday 27th January from 7pm at the Rose Theatre, Rose Hill, doors will open at 6.30pm. Tickets will be available on the door and the event is free.
This is the day for everyone to remember the six million Jews... READ MORE...
A Cheaper 'Ticket To Ride' For Chesterfield Children
Thursday 21st January 2016 Bus travel for children and young people in Chesterfield will be cheaper from next week following the launch of a special offer ticket.
From Saturday, 23rd January, Stagecoach is introducing a Chesterfield Child Dayrider, offering travel across the area for passengers under the age of 19 for £2. The ticket will be available for limited time, until the end of March 2016.
The ticket will provide unlimited daily travel for the full route of services 2, 2a, 5 10, 39, 80 and 80a in Chesterfield and all Stagecoach buses... READ MORE...
Police Issue CCTV In Connection With Alleged Bus Fare Fraud
Thursday 21st January 2016 Police in Chesterfield have released images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with a bus fare fraud.
It is alleged a man and a woman have been using copies of the same money voucher on several occasions to claim cash from different drivers on Wednesday, December 23rd and Thursday, December 24th 2015.
The vouchers are issued to passengers by bus drivers if they have run out of change so that the passenger can claim it back. Officers believe they may have boarded buses in Chesterfield and Mastin Moor. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Shop Doors Are Damaged In Chesterfield
Tuesday 19th January 2016 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after three shop doors were damaged in the town centre.
The doors to the Cheese Factory, the RSPCA and Shentalls Florist, on the Market Hall, were damaged sometime overnight between Friday, January 8th and Saturday, January 9th.
Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or with any information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non-emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Court Grants Three House Closure Orders In Chesterfield
Monday 18th January 2016 Three houses in Chesterfield have been closed and the tenants required to leave, in a case brought by Chesterfield Borough Council after suspected drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.
In a case heard at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on Thursday 14th January, the council was granted closure orders for the properties on Birchen Close, Longshaw Court and Baslow Court.
There was evidence that tenants in all three of these properties had been engaged suspected drug dealing and had caused significant anti-social... READ MORE...
The Stroke Association Launches New Project In Derbyshire
Monday 16th January 2016
The Stroke Association is inviting people affected by stroke in North Derbyshire to attend a series of new Mindfulness sessions, to help improve their mental wellbeing.
Learning and practising mindfulness has become a popular way to manage a number of physical, emotional and social challenges, which can be caused by a stroke. Research suggests that practising the technique can help people to better understand their emotions, boost attention and concentration and improve post-stroke fatigue, anxiety, depression and relationships... READ MORE...
Brain Cancer Concerns At Former Chemical Plant
Tuesday 12th January 2016 Widows of four brain cancer victims have joined together and contacted Trade Union Safety Team, (TRUST) to help them find answers to their late husband's deaths.
Joanne Gordon, heading TRUST's investigation is urging next-of-kin of former Staveley Chemicals workers to contact TRUST if they have a relative that died from brain cancer.
Brain cancer victim Martyn Collis worked at Staveley Chemicals Ltd for forty years. He, along with three other former workers from this site have... READ MORE...
Emergency And Essential Services Protected During Strike
Tuesday 12th January 2016 Emergency and essential services at Chesterfield Royal Hospital are protected and will not be affected by the 24-hour strike action planned by junior doctors in England today (08.00hrs January 12th to 08.00hrs January 13th 2016).
Junior doctors are planning to strike over conditions and pay but the Royal's Medical Director, Dr Gail Collins has assured patients that the right cover will be in place to provide safe care: "We are protecting our Emergency Department and the critical services in our hospital, including children's and maternity care," she comments. "These will not be affected by any strike action..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield's New Queen's Park Sports Centre Opens
Friday 8th January 2016
"We're here to make a difference to the community of Chesterfield!" That was Principal of Chesterfield College (and former student) Stuart Cutforth, as he and other dignitaries officially opened the new Queen's Park Sports Centre on Thursday morning.
The Chesterfield Borough Council-run centre has already created a buzz - with 820 people having signed up for membership in the last 3 months alone - having opened its doors on Tuesday 5th January, and will open from 6.30am Monday to Friday and from 8am on Saturday and Sunday... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Police Appeal After Alleged Assault In Chesterfield
Friday 8th January 2016 In the early hours of Sunday, January 3rd, a man and woman left a house on Church Street South, Birdholme.
An altercation took place and the man allegedly assaulted the woman. Officers investigating are appealing to anyone that saw a woman in a pair of red checked pyjamas and no shoes to contact them. A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Matt Chapman on 101 quoting crime number 583/16 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Courtney Purcell Found Safe And Well Police Confirm
Tuesday 29th December 2015
Fifteen-year-old Courtney Purcell, who was reported missing last week, was found safe and well on Sunday December 27th in the Chesterfield area.
Thanks to everyone who assisted in the search by sharing our appeal and publicising our appeal.
Police Appeal Over Missing 15 Year Old Girl Courtney Purcell
Friday 25th December 2015 Officers are becoming concerned for the safety of 15-year-old Courtney Purcell who is missing from home and believed to be in the Chesterfield area.
Courtney was reported missing on Wednesday December 23rd and was last seen in Staveley during yesterday evening. Courtney is white, of large build, 5' 10" tall, with long blonde hair which has brown roots. She was last seen wearing black trousers, a white polo neck top, a maroon hoody and black mid-length boots with fur trim.
Police urge Courtney or anyone who knows where she is, to contact them on 101.
Police Concerns Are Growing For Missing Derby Man
Monday 21st December 2015 Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who has gone missing from his home in Derby.
Christopher Sheldon was last seen at his address in Sidney Street on November 30th and went missing between then and December 8th. The 42-year-old is white, about 5ft 11ins, of slim build, with blond hair, blue eyes and stubble. He might also have a stud piercing on the right side of his nose. Mr Sheldon has links to both Derby and Chesterfield.
Police are appealing for information on his whereabouts and... READ MORE...
Whittington Moor Needle Little Help From Their Friends
Monday 21st December 2015 In October, Whittington Moor Surgery were recognised as a 'dementia friendly' GP practice by the Alzheimer's Society and as part of their commitment to being dementia friendly, they have started knitting 'twiddlemuffs' - soft knitted muffs which contain strands of textured ribbons, beads and various fabrics attached both inside and outside - to support dementia patients - but now the demand is so great, they are looking for volunteers to help them.
Dr Taylor, GP at Whittington Moor Surgery, explains the benefit of twiddlemuffs to patients with dementia: "Twiddlemuffs might sound like something..." READ MORE...
Specialist Elderly And Dementia Care Home Opens In Dronfield
Thursday 17th December 2015 A new state of the art elderly and dementia care home has opened its doors in Dronfield thanks to funding support from Royal Bank of Scotland.
The Green Nursing Homes Limited, has developed a new 39 en-suite bedroom facility on land adjacent to their existing residential home 'The Green' in Dronfield. Called 'The Callywhite' the property is presented over three floors with facilities including three lounge areas, three dining rooms, library, music room and hairdressing salon. There is also a large secure balcony on first floor, which looks out onto a secluded outdoor courtyard with developing sensory garden... READ MORE...
Appeal After War Medals Stolen From A House In Chesterfield
Tuesday 15th December 2015 Officers are appealing for information after war medals were stolen from a house in Chesterfield.
Sometime between Wednesday, November 11th at 3pm and Wednesday, November 25th at 8.41am, a house on Mill Lane, Wingerworth was broken into. A variety of things were stolen from the house, including, food, jewellery and a small amount of cash. Also stolen were a number of war medals and royal coins.
Anyone with information please contact DC Mark Woodcock on 101 quoting crime reference no. 51030/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Derbyshire County Council Seizes £1m Of Illegal Goods
Thursday 10th December 2015 Almost two million illegal cigarettes and 580kg of tobacco with a street value of at least £1m have been seized by Derbyshire County Council in one of the biggest trading standards hauls in the UK.
The council's trading standards team worked with police from Derbyshire and the East Midlands, using sniffer dogs to inspect six units on a self-storage site in South Derbyshire.
Other goods seized include 31,000 Viagra-type tablets worth £155,000, 60 items of counterfeit clothing including fake G-Star jeans and Barbour... READ MORE...
Derbyshire County Council Set To Develop Land For Housing
Thursday 10th December 2015 A development company could be set up by Derbyshire County Council which would aim to use some of the council's land to build much needed housing.
The council's Cabinet will consider a report about setting up a company at a meeting on Tuesday 15th December. The development company would initially concentrate on building housing, but could in the future develop extra care housing or social housing.
Cabinet Member for Council Services Councillor, Andy Botham, explains: "The financial situation facing the council is difficult and is only going... READ MORE...
Man Jailed After Stealing Bracelet From Chesterfield Jewellers
Thursday 10th December 2015
A man who snatched a bracelet worth several thousand pounds from a Chesterfield jewellers has been jailed by magistrates.
Karl James Ward pleaded guilty to stealing the item from Stuart Bradley Jewellers on Burlington St. On Wednesday, September 9th, he asked an assistant to look at the bracelet, before snatching it from their hands and running out of the store. Ward, 31, formerly of Old Whittington Lane, Unstone, was sentenced to eight weeks in prison and ordered to pay £2,000 compensation plus costs, at the hearing at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court on Wednesday, November 25th.
Teenage Student Ready To Save Lives
Tuesday 8th December 2015 A young Derbyshire student who helped to teach his peers about the dangers of careless driving is now ready to help save lives in his local community.
Teenager Alex Waring attends Chesterfield College but volunteers with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) as part of the Chesterfield Community First Responder group.
At only 19, he has successfully undertaken training so he can perform lifesaving treatment at medical emergencies such as heart attacks and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Gas Meters Are Stolen In Whittington Moor
Tuesday 8th December 2015 Police are appealing for information after two gas meters were stolen from businesses in Whittington Moor.
They were taken sometime between 6pm on Friday, Nov 27th and 9am on Monday, Nov 30th, at the Chatsworth Technology Park, Dunston Road. The cabinets on the outside of the businesses were broken into and two gas meters stolen.
Anyone with information should contact PCSO Janis Naylor of the Dunston, Moor and St Helen's Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team by calling 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police CCTV Released After Purse Thefts In Chesterfield
Saturday 5th December 2015 Police in Chesterfield are warning shoppers to be alert during the busy Christmas shopping period following recent purse thefts in the town centre and are continuing their appeal for information to trace two people, pictured on CCTV, in connection with two recent incidents in the region.
Seven incidents have taken place since Wednesday, November 18th. The two most recent took place on Thursday, November 26th between 11.30am and 1.30pm one on High Street and the other on the Market Place.
Officers are stepping up patrols, urging people to report any... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Trading Standards Issue Hoverboard Safety Alert
Thursday 3rd December 2015 Christmas shoppers buying hoverboards are being warned by Derbyshire County Council trading standards officers to be extra cautious after fears were raised about the safety of cheap imitations heading for the county.
The county council's trading standards team has issued the warning about cheap 'copycat' versions of genuine hoverboards, also called self-balancing scooters, after fires were caused by battery pack or chargers overheating in Kent, London and Buckinghamshire. The battery-powered hoverboards are priced between £300 and £600 from reputable outlets, but cheaper, fake versions... READ MORE...
Work Begins On Chesterfield Royal's New Cancer Care Centre
Saturday 28th November 2015 "This is about so much more than a building!" That was Chesterfield Royal Hospital's Chair of Trust, Helen Phillips, as she spoke to assembled guests including the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, at the turf cutting event for the new Chesterfield Royal's MacMillan Cancer Centre on Friday 27th November.
The £9 million state-of-the-art facility will see improved services for cancer patients and their families, with specialists and hospital executives promising a more 'holistic' approach to the disease, which sadly will affect all of us directly or indirectly at some point during our lives. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Pupils Help Bring Colour To Coach Station Entrance
Thursday 26th November 2015 Pupils from Brampton Primary School have helped bring a touch of colour to the town's coach station.
The students helped put the final touches to the Pocket Park project on Markham Road, at the entrance to the coach station by planting 3,000 purple, yellow and white crocus corms.
The project, which started last year, is a collaboration between Chesterfield Civic Society, Franke Sissons and Chesterfield Borough Council, with support from Destination Chesterfield and Killingley Landscapes... READ MORE...
Council Approves Home Closures - Agrees Future Care Plans
Thursday 26th November 2015 Proposals aimed at securing the future of the majority of Derbyshire County Council residential homes while closing four homes and a respite care unit with six short-stay beds have been approved.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet agreed the proposals at its meeting on Tuesday 24th November.
The proposals are part of the council's wider five-year plan which aims to keep 18 county council-run residential care homes open - one in each Derbyshire district - and continue to invest in residential care, extra care and specialist... READ MORE...
Appeal As Bungling Beer Barrel Burglars Target Post Office
Wednesday 25th November 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after two men tried to break into a post office by hitting the door with a beer barrel.
The offenders tried to kick open the door to the post office and convenience store, in High St, Barlborough, at about 3.25am on Tuesday, Nov 24th. When that failed, one ran to the Apollo pub, retrieved a beer barrel from the car park, then tried to force the post office door open by swinging the barrel at it, fleeing a short time later when the alarm went off. Police want to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of the morning. Call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime ref 50853/15 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
North Derbyshire MP Receives Prestigious Award
Monday 23rd November 2015
Natascha Engel, Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, has won a prestigious title at a top political awards event.
The Spectator magazine named Natascha as the Backbencher of the Year 2015 at their 32nd Parliamentarian Awards event. Natascha said: "It is a huge honour to have been presented with this award. I wasn't expecting it at all so it was a complete surprise." Before taking on the role of Deputy Speaker this June, Natascha chaired the Backbench Business Committee for five years. This committee is able to table debates and help backbench MPs make their voices heard.
Police Appeal After 29 Year Old Man Is Injured In Chesterfield
Friday 20th November 2015 Shortly after 8pm on Thursday November 19th, officers were called to Derby Road in Chesterfield where a man had been injured.
A 29-year-old local man sustained injuries to his head and neck and is being treated at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. A 27- year-old man was arrested at around 9pm at another address in Chesterfield. He is currently in custody and will be questioned later today (Friday 21st November). Anyone who has any information about the alleged assault should contact Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting incident 625/19/11/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Barrow Hill Primary Pupils Counter Paris Horror With Cake
Friday 20th November 2015 One group of inspirational primary school children will be handing out treats in Staveley Market place today (Friday 20th November), in a project designed to show kindness after the atrocities committed in Paris over the weekend.
After hearing on the news that 129 people had died, and 99 others were suffering in hospital, some of them on the critical list, after terrorists from the ISIS group opened fire and detonated suicide vests at various sites around the French capital including a rock concert, restaurant and a football stadium, children from Barrow Hill Primary School made it their mission to show that people..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal After Man Robbed Near Hady Hill In Chesterfield
Thursday 19th November 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Chesterfield.
On Saturday, October 31st at 1.45pm, a man was walking along an underpass off of Hady Hill when a man asked him for 20p, after continued on his walk through the underpass, the same man approached him again, accompanied by another man and asked for £20 which was handed over. They both then ran off back through the underpass. The thief was described as white, between 5ft 8 and 5ft 11ins tall and around 20 years old. He had light ginger, short hair, a scruffy beard which was ginger. He sounded local and wore grey/blue tracksuit bottoms and a blue hooded coat.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Andrew Toyn on 101 quoting crime reference number 47074/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal After Indecent Exposure In Cutthorpe, Chesterfield
Wednesday 18th November 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself in Cutthorpe, Chesterfield.
A woman was walking her dog in Linacre Woods on Woodnook Lane, near to the lower reservoir, when she saw a man emerge from behind a tree and indecently expose himself. The woman then ran off towards the Holme Hall area.
The man is described as white, in his late 50s, of medium build with grey stubble and wearing thick glasses, a black beanie hat and a black jacket... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Climate Rally - From Crooked Spire To Eiffel Tower
Wednesday 18th November 2015 The Chesterfield Post has been notified that there will be a Chesterfield Climate Rally on Saturday 28th November, organised by a new Chesterfield Climate Alliance, to show support for global action on climate change.
With world leaders meeting in Paris on 30th November for the UN Climate Change Conference, people will be coming together all over the world in different cities to demand that governments take action.
This rally is timed to allow Chesterfield people to join similar... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Newbold Robbery
Tuesday 17th November 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a minor injury during a Newbold street robbery.
At around 10.35pm on Thursday, November 12th, a man was walking along Highfield Road in Newbold. He turned to walk along a route known locally as the 'chicken run' towards Sheffield Road, when he was approached by four men.
One of the offenders grabbed the man and put a sharp instrument, thought to be a Stanley knife, to his cheek where he was cut. Another man patted the victim down before finding his wallet in a coat pocket. The offender stole... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal Supports World Prematurity Day
Tuesday 17th November 2015 In what will be a unique, and emotional sight tonight, Chesterfield Royal Hospital and the Borough Council have joined together to turn the crooked spire purple.
The Royal's Neonatal team, along with Chesterfield Borough Council, Church of St Mary's and All Saints and D.O.R Electrical, have organised for the spire to be bathed in purple light on Tuesday November 17th.
The colour is associated with the day, organised by Bliss, designed to raise awareness of the 15 million babies born prematurely across... READ MORE...
Man Sentenced To 4 Years For 1 Hour Chesterfield Crime Spree
Friday 13th November 2015
A man who attacked and robbed strangers at their homes in Chesterfield has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.
David James Smith pleaded guilty to robbery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and two counts of burglary. All the crimes happened on October 1st between 5pm and 6pm.
Smith first forced his way into a flat in Arundel Close, assaulting a 64-year-old man and stealing cash and a digital camera... READ MORE...
Police Hunt Thieves Following Wingerworth Garage Break In
Friday 13th November 2015
Officers are looking to trace two thieves after tools were stolen from a garage in Wingerworth.
Police were called at around 2.40am on Tuesday, November 10th, after a Derby Road resident was disturbed by thieves breaking into a garage at a neighbouring property.
The two men then fled from the Derby Road area and made off with a Stihl leaf blower and socket set. One of the men was stopped by attending officers and the stolen goods were seized... READ MORE...
A Day To Think Of Friends Who Never Came Back
Thursday 12th November 2015
Once again, Chesterfield paid its own tribute to the heroes of war as, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the town joined others across the nation to fall silent and remember those who served, and fell, in wars throughout the last century.
As shops, schools and businesses observed two minutes' silence throughout the towns and villages, several hundred gathered outside the Town Hall to pay their respects to veterans and current servicemen - including several schools, nurseries and Public Services students from Chesterfield College... READ MORE...
Wearing Poppies With Pride - Chesterfield Remembers
Tuesday 10th November 2015 Once again, Chesterfield residents turned out in their thousands to support and remember the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces throughout the last hundred years and beyond.
They came to remember and, in scenes replicated across the UK, Chesterfield's veterans shared their private memories of war on the most public of occasions - Remembrance Sunday.
On Sunday afternoon, on a rainy and cold Autumn day, The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, along with other Councillors and... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal For Owners Of Shetland Pony To Come Forward
Tuesday 10th November 2015 Police are appealing to help trace the owners of a Shetland pony that was found tied to a fence in Staveley.
Officers were called at around 3.45pm on Sunday, November 8th, after a grey miniature Shetland mare was found tied to a fence on Pullman Close, Staveley. The pony, which was found close to the old railway track, is microchipped however the current owners are appearing as unknown. Police involved with the dedicated Horse Watch scheme are appealing for the owners of the Shetland pony to contact them.
Anyone with information, please call 101, quoting incident number 443 of 08/11/15.
First Air Ambulance Week Is A Soaring Success
Tuesday 10th November 2015 Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance's (DLRAA) first ever 'Air Ambulance Week', has raised over £25,000 towards the vital services of them and their sister service, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).
Collections across Derbyshire raised a grand total of £5,189.15 for their air ambulance thanks to the hard work of volunteers and the support of the local community.
The week at the end of September saw hundreds of supporters... READ MORE...
Redevelopment Of Walton Hospital Begins
Friday 6th November 2015 Contractors have moved onto the Walton Hospital site in Chesterfield this week (2 November), to begin the redevelopment of healthcare facilities.
It marks the start of an extensive programme of work, managed by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust which runs the site, to go on throughout the winter and into the spring of next year.
This redevelopment work is the latest stage in previously agreed plans to continue to modernise Walton Hospital as an ongoing base for local... READ MORE...
Five Youngsters Cautioned In Renishaw
Friday 6th November 2015 Five Youngsters Cautioned Following Reports Of Anti-Social Behaviour At Renishaw Centre For People With Learning Disabilities.
Letters have been sent to the parents and carers of five youngsters in Renishaw after they were found to be causing a nuisance at a local group.
Just after 1pm on Tuesday, Oct 27th, police were called to Renishaw day service at the village's youth club on Main Rd, to reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB).
Youths were reported to be causing a nuisance by kicking ... READ MORE...
Work Begins On New Cycle Lane - Traffic Delays Expected
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 Work to build a new cycle path in Chesterfield between Queen's Park and the train station is gathering pace.
The new path is being installed as part of the Chesterfield Cycle Network.
It is a long term project running until April next year to link shopping areas to the train and bus station and main residential areas in the town.
The first section of the path to be built is around 100 metres long and will run from Hipper Street South, between Markham and Ravenside... READ MORE...
Chesterfield To Remember The Fallen
Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Chesterfield residents have the opportunity to gather to remember those who have died in the First World War and subsequent conflicts in events for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
The annual Remembrance Sunday service takes place this Sunday 8th November, at 2.30pm at St Mary and All Saints' Church, the Crooked Spire.
Everyone is welcome to attend but residents are advised to be seated by 2pm as the church becomes very full... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins 'Boxes' Clever
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 A disappearing post box has finally reappeared almost a year after it first went missing.
Residents on Middlecroft Road first contacted the Royal Mail, who reported that they had not removed the box, finally coming to the conclusion that it had been stolen.
When the post box wasn't replaced, residents contacted their MP Toby Perkins, who took up the issue on their behalf. Toby said "I am delighted to have helped. It is important not to underestimate, in this digital age, the..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield 'Forty-fies' Against The Rain As Wartime Returns
Friday 30th October 2015 Chesterfield declared war on the weather from this week - and, despite the unrelenting rain, celebrated Thursday's opening event of the Market Festival in 1940's style, with residents, traders and visitors dressing up in 'forties finery' as they relieved the wartime era.
In keeping with Thursday's Flea Market theme, goods on display evoked a bygone era, whilst the Market Square was packed with tanks and army vehicles, draymen and their horses, and even a couple of 'German' citizens watching over a 'Great Escape' attempt! A George Formby lookalike drew the crowds as he performed near the Market Hall to the delight of soggy onlookers. READ MORE...
Local Man Honoured For 'Outstanding Contribution' To Charity
Thursday 29th October 2015 A local devoted father, who helped rebuild his son's life following a devastating brain injury, has been shortlisted for a national award for his dedication to helping other families affected.
Peter Shaw, 78 and from Chesterfield, is one of just three people from across the UK to be recognised at an national awards ceremony for The Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award for devoting 14 years service to local brain injury charity, Headway North Derbyshire.
Peter was introduced to the local charity three years after his... READ MORE...
Body Found In Woodland Is Confirmed As Missing 60 Year Old
Monday 26th October 2015
The body of a man found in woodland last week has been formally identified.
Roy Thompson, 60 (above), was last seen leaving Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital at 9.20am on Thursday, October 15th. A dog walker called police on the afternoon of Friday, October 23rd, to report the discovery of a body in the woods off Westwood Lane, Brimington.
A formal identification has taken place and the body is that of Mr Thompson.
Roll Up, Roll Up, For The 2015 Chesterfield Market Festival
Friday 23rd OCtober 2015 Chesterfield's 2015 market festival takes place from Thursday 29th October to Saturday 31st October, offering a host of fun for all the family.
The annual event, run by Chesterfield Borough Council, sees a range of activities in and around Chesterfield town centre.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: "The market festival attracts thousands of residents and visitors to the town each year." READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Committing To Act Against Cyber Criminals
Friday 23rd October 2015 Officers across the force are committed to tackling cybercrime to keep Derbyshire residents safe from harm, anti-social behaviour and criminal activities online.
As more children and young people head online and share information over social networking sites, there is the potential risk of increasing issues such as child sexual exploitation (CSE) and explicit images being shared on the web.
Police are working to tackle the issue known as sexting to minimise the increased risk to children online. Sexting involves young people taking and... READ MORE...
Police Concerned For Missing Chesterfield Man Roy Thompson
Friday 16th October 2015 Police are concerned for a man who has gone missing from Chesterfield.
Roy Thompson, 60, was last seen at around 9.20am yesterday (Thursday, October 15th). He is white, 6ft tall and of average build. He has short grey hair and was last seen wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a green polo shirt and sandals.
He speaks with a slight South African accent and has links to Manchester.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.
Appeal To Trace Couple After Racially Aggravated Offence
Monday 12th October 2015 Police in Chesterfield are trying to trace a man and woman who were involved in a racially aggravated public order offence in the town.
Between 9.30am and 10am on Wednesday September 30th, a couple were seen arguing on Burlington Street. A pregnant passer-by was sworn at by the man and racially abused by the woman.
The man was described as being white and wearing a baseball cap with headphones over the top. He was carrying a drawstring bag over his... READ MORE...
Man From Clay Cross Receives 4 Year Football Banning Order
Saturday 10th October 2015 David Field of Clay Lane, Clay Cross pleaded guilty to a public order offence which took place at Barnsley train station in April 2015.
Field, 25, was with a number of Chesterfield FC fans that had travelled to the Barnsley fixture. He attended Barnsley Magistrates Court on October 9th and received a 4 year football banning order along with a fine. PC Roger Brown from Chesterfield Football Intelligence Team said: "I hope that this banning order will act as a reminder to Chesterfield fans that away fixtures are also monitored by Derbyshire Police. Mr Field will miss all regulated football for the next four years; this will include the Euro 2016 tournament in France."
Police Release CCTV Images After Assault At Chesterfield Bar
Friday 9th October 2015 Police investigating an assault where the victim suffered a fractured jaw have released CCTV stills of men they want to speak to.
A 46-year-old man was in a bar in Corporation Street, Chesterfield, in the early hours of Sunday, September 13th when the incident took place.
He was struck to the head and knocked to the floor by an attacker that he did not see. He later attended hospital, where scans revealed the injury to his jaw.
Officers are now appealing for help identifying a group of men... READ MORE...
Blooming Borough Retains Silver Gilt
Tuesday 6th October 2015 Chesterfield has retained its silver gilt award in the annual East Midlands in Bloom awards.
The judges from the awards made their visit to the town this summer and were given a guided tour of the borough and commented on the many improvements that have been made in the last year.
They were particularly impressed with the floral displays in the town centre, the parks and open spaces, including our five Green Flag awarded parks, community involvement at sites including Boythorpe Allotments as well... READ MORE...
Arnold Clark Is Now Recruiting!
Tuesday 6th October 2015
Arnold Clark will be opening an exciting new showroom in Chesterfield.
As a result, they are recruiting for the following positions:
Sales manager; Product Consultant; Service advisor; Technicians; Parts advisors; Sales administrators; Branch accountant; Workshop controller
Arnold Clark group welcomes applications from ambitious, self-motivated individuals with excellent customer service skills and the ability to ... READ MORE...
Police Concern Grows For Missing Chesterfield Man's Safety
Monday 5th October 2015 Police are concerned for the safety of a man who has not been seen since Friday October 2nd.
Andrew Bennett, 44, who is from the Chesterfield area, was last seen in Chesterfield that afternoon when he was dropped off in town by a taxi driver. He has not been in contact with anyone since then. He is white, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short greying hair. He was last seen wearing dark trousers, a grey jumper and brown shoes. He is a chain smoker. Mr Bennett could be in the Dronfield area or may have travelled to Sheffield. Anyone who sees him should call police on the non-emergency number, 101.
Honour For Two Former Chesterfield Borough Councillors
Friday 2nd October 2015 Former councillors Stewart Bradford and David Stone have been made honorary aldermen of the borough in recognition of their long service to Chesterfield Borough Council.
They both received the honour at an extraordinary council meeting held on Monday 28th September.
Stewart Bradford was first elected as a Labour member of the council in May 1983 serving until May 1995 and again from May 1999 until retiring at the local elections earlier this year. READ MORE...
1890 (Chesterfield) Squadron Have A New Home
Friday 2nd October 2015
The Air Training Corp's (ATC) 1890 (Dronfield) Squadron have a new training centre on Hartington Road, Dronfield and hope to attract new recruits to join them.
The Cadets' new training centre was officially opened on 30th September by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR, the Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation, and was an opportunity for guests to see a series of Cadet award presentations, and to witness the unveiling of a plaque formally opening the new building. READ MORE...
College Raises Cash For New Macmillan Cancer Care Centre
Friday 2nd October 2015 Staff and students at Chesterfield College took part in Macmillan's world’s biggest coffee morning this week, raising over £2,000 towards Chesterfield's planned Cancer Care Centre at the Royal Hospital.
The day started with a 5km fun run leaving from the college's Heartspace at the Infirmary Road Campus, along the canal and back to college, then continued with cake and a croquembouche over 6ft tall!
Aside from the traditional cake sale, many departments across college got on board to bring in the cash for this important cause with activities like... READ MORE...
New Future Planned For Chesterfield's Former Co-op Store
Tuesday 29th September 2015 A planning application is to be submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council seeking permission to convert the town's landmark former Co-op store for a mixed leisure and restaurant use.
The large site in Elder Way has been empty since the town's Co-op department store shut its doors to customers for the final time in July 2013.
Now, Central England Co-operative, which still owns the site, is working in partnership with Jomast Developments Ltd, who will shortly submit a planning application for a scheme. READ MORE...
150 New Jobs As Packaging & Print Firm Open Up At Markham
Friday 25th September 2015 Around 150 jobs are set to be created at Chesterfield-based inspirepac, now that the packaging and printing specialists have opened the doors to new premises at Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site at Markham Vale.
The firm, which also has sites in Sheepbridge, Dronfield, Wetherby, Yorkshire and Cheshire, opened its new 100,250 sq ft print packaging unit at Markham this week in a multi-million pound expansion.
And over the next five years it's expected to create around 150... READ MORE...
Reception And Offices Unveiled At Brimington Crematorium
Friday 25th September 2015 A new reception area has been opened at the Chesterfield and District Crematorium in Brimington, offering more comfortable facilities for bereaved relatives.
The facilities were opened by Chesterfield mayor, Councillor Barry Bingham, after work which has taken place over the last few weeks.
The improvements include: A relocated reception area so that visitors can be greeted by staff as soon as they enter the building; A ramp, handrail and automatic doors installed to improve access to the building; A private consultation... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Is Assaulted In Chesterfield
Friday 25th September 2015
On Tuesday, September 15th, at 1.25pm, a man was assaulted at Drone Valley Nature Reserve.
The offenders are thought to have driven a white Renault estate vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Catherine Meggitt on 101, quoting crime reference number 39860/15.
Or you can report crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Derbyshire Fire Service Release Statement On Fatal House Fire
Tuesday 22nd September 2015 Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has released a statement regarding the house fire in Riddings, which saw two people lose their lives.
The statement reads: "At 07:33 hours on Sunday 20th September 2015, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to attend a house fire on Valley View Road, Riddings, Derbyshire.
Crews attending the incident were unable to enter the house due to the structural integrity of the building, so worked defensively to tackle the blaze." READ MORE...
Support Highlighted As Council Backs Sexual Health Week
Friday 18th September 2015 It's Sexual Health Week and Derbyshire County Council is highlighting the range of advice and support services it offers to keep residents safe and well.
The annual campaign is running this week with a focus on sexual wellbeing, staying safe, confidence and self-esteem.
The rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Derbyshire is significantly below the national average with latest figures showing a rate of 553 per 100,000 population compared to 838 in England. READ MORE...
Over 40 Youngsters Start Their Careers With County Council
Friday 18th September 2015 Over 40 new apprentices have started work at Derbyshire County Council as part of the authority's pledge to boost job opportunities for local young people.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Council Services, Councillor Andy Botham said: "We're delighted to welcome the latest apprentices to the council.
"An apprenticeship is a great way into the world of work and we're committed as an authority to support young people into employment and our apprenticeship positions are a great way to learn a range of skills..." READ MORE...
Cheque Presentation In Honour Of Alderman Jim McManus
Tuesday 15th September 2015 A presentation of a cheque for £1,000 has been made to Macmillian Cancer Support in memory of Alderman Jim McManus.
Donations were received in lieu of flowers at Jim's funeral last month in aid of the new Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre.
Jim was a councillor from 1987 until retiring at the local elections earlier this year.
He served as the borough's mayor in 2001 to 2002 and was the council's executive member for housing from 2011 until 2015. READ MORE...
'The Only Way Is Chesterfield College' For 1,000s Of Students
Monday 14th September 2015 Thousands of students packed into the grounds outside Chesterfield College last Friday, as the main campus welcomed it's new - and returning - students in style, unveiling it's inaugral 'Big Hello' event.
Alongside free food, stalls, and live music from local bands and DJ's from DCAS, the youngsters were treated to a visit from TOWIE's James Argent - AKA 'Arg', and several Chesterfield FC first teamers - in the shape of Sam Hird, Ollie Banks and Alex Cairns (and Chester the mascot)
The afternoon, organised by the college, was a... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal After 21 Year Old Man Assaulted In Chesterfield
Saturday 12th September 2015
Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Chesterfield.
The incident happened on Holywell Street around 3.20am on Friday, September 4th. A 21 year-old man from Whitwell sustained cuts to the face and a fractured jaw.
Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Angie Dawson at Chesterfield police station on 101 quoting crime number 37975/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Charged Following Creswell Burglary
Friday 11th September 2015 A 27-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with an incident in Creswell.
Sometime between 7am and 4pm on Sunday, September 5th, burglars used a brick to smash the rear glass door of a property on Wellbeck Street in Creswell.
Once inside they searched the property and made off with a number of items, including an iPad, iPhone, laptop and jewellery.
As officers carried out enquiries in the area, they received... READ MORE...
Council Leader's Thanks For Local Offer Of Help For Refugees
Tuesday 8th September 2015 Councillor Anne Western, Leader of Derbyshire County Council, has expressed her appreciation for local residents who have offered support to refugees who may start to arrive over the next few weeks.
On Friday, 4th September, Councillor Western wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron to extend an offer to set up a reception centre to provide temporary accommodation, while councils and charities assess the needs of the refugees.
Yesterday, (Monday 7th September), Mr Cameron announced that the UK would accept up to 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. READ MORE...
Police Concern Grows For Safety Of Missing 50 Year Old Man
Monday 7th September 2015
Derbyshire Police are concerned for the safety of a vulnerable man who has gone missing from Chesterfield.
David Evans was last seen at a bus stop near Ringwood Hall at around 6.15pm on Monday, September 7th. The 50-year-old may have caught a bus and police are checking areas of Sheffield, where he has family. Mr Evans is wearing a navy blue tshirt, navy blue jogging bottoms and white trainers.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should call police on 101.
Police Concern For Safety Of Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 4th September 2015
A 22 year old man who went missing from Chesterfield last week has been sighted in the town.
Benjamin Titterton, 22, was last seen at Chesterfield Royal Hospital on Friday, August 28th. There was a sighting of Mr Titterton in Newbold on morning of Friday 4th September. He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build with light brown short hair. He was seen wearing dark clothing and carrying a rucksack.
Ben - or anyone who knows where he is - should contact the police on 101.
Police Appeal To Find Missing 37 Year Old Man
Friday 4th September 2015 Police are growing increasingly concerned for missing man Anthony Wood.
Mr Wood, known as Tony, was last seen at Hardstoft, Pilsley, Chesterfield on Friday, September 4th at 6.15am. The 37 year old is described as white, of a slim build with dark brown, thinning hair and tattoos on both arms including a Celtic knot and devils.
Police are appealing to Mr Wood - or anyone who has seen him - to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 106 of Friday 4th September.
Police Appeal After Burglary At Newsagents In Whitwell
Friday 4th September 2015 Police are appealing for information after a shop in Whitwell was broken into.
Officers were called at around 3.30am on Tuesday, September 1st following reports of a burglary at Whitwell News on Welbeck Street. Offenders smashed a window to gain entry before stealing the till and its contents. They left the scene in a car, thought to be a Nissan Micra, and headed towards Hodthorpe. Anyone with information about the incident, or who noticed a car speeding off from the area, is urged to contact PC Nicola Palethorpe on 101 quoting crime number 37432/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Alfreton Man's Family Pay Tribute To Their 'Beautiful Boy'
Tuesday 1st September 2015 After Halcyon Theuri of Oakerthorpe was found deceased on Wingfield Road in the early hours of Sunday, August 31st, the 20 year-olds mum, Faith and step dad Andi from Selston, have paid tribute to Halcyon in the following statement:
"Our beloved son Halcyon was tragically killed on August 31st. He has left behind a younger brother and sister, as well as his parents.
"We write with broken hearts and will forever miss him who has been ripped from our lives, only as it had just started..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man's Body Is Found In Alfreton
Tuesday 1st September 2015 Derbyshire Police are, this morning (Tuesday 1st September), making a further appeal to the public after the body of a man was found in Alfreton.
Officers were called to Wingfield Road in the early hours of Monday after a man's body was found in the road having suffered serious head injuries. He has not yet been formally identified. Police ask anyone who was near the A615, Oakerthorpe to Alfreton road, between 3am and 4am this morning to contact them, or if you have noticed any damage to a car that may have happened overnight, contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal Following Two Robberies In Chesterfield
Monday 31st August 2015 On Friday, August 28th, at 3.05am, a man was walking along Highfield Avenue when he was approached by two men.
They grabbed him from behind and demanded that he hand over money. They stole a small amount of cash and ran off. At 3.40am the same morning on Abercrombie Street, a man was approached by two men who stole his wallet. One of the men was described as mixed race and one was wearing a black top with long sleeves, black gloves and a black hat. Anyone with information is asked to contact Chesterfield CID on 101 quoting crime reference numbers 36863/15 or 36864/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Seek Information On Intruder At A House In Chesterfield
Monday 31st August 2015
Detectives in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a man sneaked into a house in the town.
At about 10.45am on Thursday August 27th, a woman came downstairs at her home on Welfare Avenue and found a stranger in her kitchen, where her two-year-old child was, she shouted at him and he ran away.
She described him as being of Eastern European appearance, with dark hair and wearing a green shell suit type jacket, black track suit bottoms... READ MORE...
Nappy Sack Suffocation Warning As 2 Babies Die In 14 Months
Friday 28th August 2015 Parents are being warned about the dangers of babies suffocating on nappy sacks following two deaths in Derbyshire in just over a year.
Both deaths were caused by babies obtaining one of the thin plastic sacks used for nappy disposal and putting it over or into their mouths.
Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council are now backing the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' (RoSPA) campaign to raise awareness about nappy sack dangers nationally. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Motorbikes Are Stolen
Thursday 27th August 2015 Police are appealing for information after thieves broke in and stole two motorbikes from a garage in Chesterfield.
Sometime between 3pm on Monday, August 17th and 9am on Monday, August 24th, offenders smashed the padlocks from a garage door and used tools to gain entry.
Once inside, they forced the ignition on two motorbikes and made off from the garage on Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield.
One of the bikes, a red coloured Honda, was later found in... READ MORE...
Security Advice For Homeowners After Thefts In Duckmanton
Thursday 27th August 2015 Residents living on the Chesterfield East Safer Neighbourhood beat are being encouraged to protect their property from thieves.
In recent weeks, police have received reports of property being stolen from vehicles, sheds and garages in the Long Duckmanton area.
Following the thefts on St Peter's Close, Cherry Tree Drive and Rectory Close, PCSO Charlotte Platts is asking residents to consider the security of their own home, vehicle and outbuildings... READ MORE...
Former Bolsover Coalite Site Set To Be Redeveloped
Friday 21st August 2015 Bolsover District Council has granted outline planning permission to Bolsover Land Limited to develop part of the former Coalite Smokeless Fuels site.
The site has lain derelict since 2004 and received outline permission for general industrial (B2 uses), warehousing (B8 uses), an energy centre, a transport hub, open storage and a museum/visitor centre on 31ha of mainly brownfield land within the site.
The land, which is to the south-eastern side of Buttermilk Lane, is likely to include a range of units for smaller start-up and incubator type units... READ MORE...
Do You Know Where 15 Year Old Sharna Is?
Wednesday 19th August 2015 Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 15-year-old Sharna O'Brien (pictured).
Sharna was last seen at about 8.30pm on Saturday 15th August in the Abbey Road area of Beeston. She is about 5ft 3ins tall, slim with long, dark brown, straight hair. She was wearing a grey jacket with a black jacket over the top, jeans and black Nike trainers. It is thought Sharna may be in the Chesterfield / Derbyshire area.
If you have seen Sharna or have any information about where she might be, please contact police on 101 quoting incident 350 of 18 August.
Derbyshire Families Urged To Take Up Free Nursery Places
Wednesday 19th August 2015 Families who qualify for free childcare for their two year olds will have more options to choose from this September, thanks to Derbyshire County Council.
The authority has created 120 new nursery places in four of its schools, with plans to create even more.
Families across Derbyshire on low incomes, or certain benefits, can qualify for up to 15 hours of free childcare a week for their two year olds. And, if their child turns two before 31st August, they could take up a place at the start... READ MORE...
Funeral Arrangements Announced For Alderman Jim McManus
Wednesday 19th August 2015 It's been announced that the funeral of Alderman Jim McManus will take place on Tuesday 25th August.
Jim's family have asked that people gather at Staveley Methodist Church at 12.30pm with the service due to take place at 12.40pm.
The funeral cortege will drive past the Town Hall, Rose Hill on its way to the church.
The service will be followed by a private cremation at Chesterfield and District Crematorium for close family and friends. READ MORE...
Chesterfield To Remember VJ Day And End Of World War II
Friday 14th August 2015 Chesterfield residents are invited to attend a special ceremony to mark VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) and the end of the Second World War.
Taking place tomorrow - Saturday 15th August - the ceremony will be held at 10.15am at the war memorial on Rose Hill, opposite the Town Hall. The event is organised by the Chesterfield and District Combined Ex-Service Associations and supported by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Revd Patrick Coleman will give an address at the service, which... READ MORE...
A Level Students Do Chesterfield Proud!
Friday 14th August 2015 A Level students in Derbyshire continue to do the county proud, information released yesterday shows.
According to provisional information for the 27 maintained Derbyshire County Council schools and academies which offer post-16 education: 2478 students received their Level 3 (A Level and equivalent) results yesterday (Thursday 13 August); The percentage of students achieving three A* or A grades remained static, although it appears that the overall proportion of A* or A grades fell nationally; The percentage of students achieving at least one of the higher grades of A* or A also remained static at around 40%; The pass rate in Derbyshire... READ MORE...
Four Arrests Following Match Day Disorder At The Proact
Friday 14th August 2015 Four men were arrested following last Saturday's (August 8th), football match between Chesterfield FC and Barnsley FC at the Proact Stadium.
Two men were arrested for public order offences and given fixed penalty notices while one man, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of damaging a car in the stadium car park. He has been questioned and released on bail.
A 23-year-old Barnsley man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer inside the stadium and later charged.
Road Closed In Chesterfield Following Fatal Traffic Accident
Thursday 13th August 2015 A motorcyclist has died following a collision on Newbold Road in Chesterfield at about 10.20am this morning.
The air ambulance was called but the motorbike rider was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not thought that any other vehicles were involved. Part of Newbold Road has been closed at its junctions with Bowness Road and Keswick Drive, and will remain shut until further notice.
Witnesses to the collision should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 147 of August 13th.
A Level Results Day Arrives For Chesterfield Students
Thursday 13th August 2015 Hundreds of teenagers across Chesterfield will be receiving their A level results this morning and finding out whether they have attained the all important results to attend the university of their choosing.
For many it will be good news and it will be a case of confirming their offer but for some, results may not be as hoped and they will have to go through the clearing process, run by UCAS.
It's undoubtedly a difficult and emotional day for students whatever the outcome of the dreaded envelopes, but every school and college in Chesterfield... READ MORE...
Borough Council Pays Tribute To Alderman Jim McManus
Tuesday 11th August 2015 Chesterfield Borough Council is paying tribute to Alderman Jim McManus, who died peacefully this morning.
Jim was a member of the council for 28 years. He was first elected in 1987 and retired at the recent elections held in May.
He served as the borough's mayor in 2001 to 2002 and was the council's executive member for housing from 2011 until earlier this year.
During this time, all of the council's housing reached the... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Chesterfield Bridal Shop Is Broken Into
Tuesday 11th August 2015 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a bridal shop in the town was broken into.
At around 5.45am on Monday, August 10th, thieves gained entry to the Nora Eve Bridal Boutique on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, by forcing the rear door. Once inside, thieves carried out a search and stole a laptop, before fleeing the premises and activating the alarm.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PCSO Darryl Hegarty on 101, quoting crime number 34020/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Man Enters A Clay Cross House Illegally
Friday 7th August 2015 Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man entered a house in Clay Cross.
On Monday, July 27th at around 5.15am a man entered a property on Handley Lane, Handley via an insecure door. The man made his way into the homeowner's bedroom where a woman was asleep. The woman woke and disturbed him and the man then fled from the property. A 30-year-old man was arrested and has been released on bail pending further enquiries. Police appeal to anyone attending to their horses at the local livery that may have seen anything suspicious, to contact them on 101 quoting crime number 31774/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Concerned Over Missing 16 Year Old Chesterfield Girl
UPDATE: Thursday 6th August 2015 Police are growing increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of a 16-year-old from Chesterfield.
Lauren Pickering was last seen during the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4th in Holme Hall.
She is 5ft 2ins tall, slim and has brown, shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing a black hooded top, black trousers and trainers.
Lauren is thought to be with Luke Haughton, also known as Luke... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Assault In Chesterfield
Monday 3rd August 2015 At around 9.10pm on Saturday, August 1st, a 30-year-old man was walking along Rodsley Close in Chesterfield with another man when an argument broke out. The victim was punched to the floor and kicked.
The victim suffered a fractured femur during the assault and was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital where he later underwent surgery.
Police ask that anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DC Andrew Toyne on 101, quoting crime number 32696/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Tower Poppies Could Head To Chesterfield In 2016
Friday 31st July 2015
Part of the poppy sculpture by Chesterfield artist Paul Cummins could be heading to the town as Chesterfield Borough Council makes a bid to display the commemorative artwork next year.
The council, together with Chesterfield College, Destination Chesterfield and ex-servicemen's organisations, has completed an expression of interest to host the Weeping Window sculpture, which was part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red on display at HM Tower of London in autumn 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Sets It's Stall Out For Medieval Day
Friday 31st July 2015 Once again Chesterfield stepped back in time earlier this week, as the town hosted its annual Medieval Market, an event which brings thousands into the town to celebrate and support the wealth of charities that help residents throughout the year.
This year, not only did the market see charity events and stalls held - but major stores also played their part in raising vital funds. The manager of Marks and Spencer on the High Street was strapped in the stocks at lunchtime, where he had sponges thrown at him by staff and visitors to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. READ MORE & AUDIO...
University Education Coming To Chesterfield Welcomed By MP
Tuesday 28th July 2015 Chesterfield's MP has welcomed the investment, both financially and educationally, which will be created when Derby University moves into one of the town's most iconic buildings next year.
Toby Perkins MP visited the site of the former St Helena's Girls' Grammar School on Sheffield Road, to hear about The University of Derby's plans to sympathetically re-develop the site and bring the old school back to active life.
The University will run engineering and nursing courses at the campus, building on the town's industrial heritage and Derby's existing strong... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites' Memorial Garden Celebration Event
Tuesday 28th July 2015 The superb Spireites Memorial Garden, located adjacent to the Hub behind the East Stand at the Proact Stadium, is nearing its first anniversary and to mark the occasion, a celebration evening is being held.
The first of what is set to become an annual event will celebrate the lives of Chesterfield FC supporters and players who've passed away. The event, expected to last around 45 minutes, is free and open to all to attend.
The names of players and supporters who've passed away in the last year will be read out in what is aimed at being an uplifting and celebratory event... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After 16 Year Old Boy Is 'Kidnapped'
Saturday 25th July 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses after a youth was forced into the back of a car in Eckington.
A 16-year-old boy was walking along School Street at about 10.15pm on Wednesday, July 22nd, when a black coloured hatchback car pulled up next to him.
The passenger grabbed hold of the boy and put him in the back of the car. The car then drove off before pulling up on Gas House Lane where the passenger let the boy out and threw him in some nettles at the side of the road... READ MORE...
Police Appeal As An ATM Is Attacked In Holme Hall
Friday 24th July 2015 Police in Chesterfield are investigating the theft of cash from the post office in Wardgate Way, Holme Hall.
Residents reported hearing a loud bang at about 2.38am on Friday July 24th - and when officers attended, they discovered that the ATM had been damaged and money had been stolen.
The investigation is at an early stage and officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them on 101. Anyone with information can also ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Woman Disturbs Burglars At House In North Wingfield
Wednesday 22nd July 2015 Police are appealing for information after two burglars were disturbed at a house in North Wingfield.
A 22-year-old woman disturbed the men at a house in White Leas Avenue at about 11.15pm on Wednesday, July 15th. When they were found, the two men barged past her and ran, taking with them two televisions in a large holdall. One of the men was about 5ft 10ins and medium build, the second was about 6ft 5ins and slim build. Detectives ask for anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area, or may have information on the people responsible, to call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime ref 29959/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Two Chesterfield Schoolgirls Receive Response From PM
Saturday 18th July 2015 It's an often expressed adage that the school days are the best of your life and, concerned about some children who miss out on the experience, two eight year olds from a Chesterfield primary school say they are "delighted" to have received a personal reply from Prime Minister David Cameron, after they wrote to him regarding the children who are not able to access education throughout the world.
Daniella and Kate are Y4 pupils at New Whittington Primary School, which is a Rights Respecting School (a UNICEF initiative, in which it holds a Level One Award) and, after discussing the plight of those who cannot... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Cash Machine Stolen Using A JCB
Friday 17th July 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses after a cash machine was stolen from a petrol station in Duckmanton.
At around 4am this morning (Friday, July 17th) a JCB was used to steal an ATM machine from the Midland Co-operative Food shop on Chesterfield Road.
It is thought that a white Vauxhall Vivaro van was used in the incident that had its roof cut off. The ATM and the van were found by officers this morning near to Buttermilk Lane. READ MORE...
CCTV Stills Released Following An Assault In Chesterfield
Thursday 16th July 2015
Police have released CCTV stills of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Chesterfield.
At around 1.15am on Friday, June 12th, a 21-year-old man was walking along Holywell Street in Chesterfield, when he was approached by another man and assaulted.
The victim was punched in the head and fell to the floor. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and suffered a fractured eye socket... READ MORE...
Bus Timetable Changes To Improve Service Punctuality
Wednesday 15th July 2015 Changes to bus services to improve punctuality and reliability will be introduced by Stagecoach in Chesterfield this month following customer feedback.
From Sunday 26th July, Service 10 will have a revised timetable during morning and afternoon peak times on Mondays to Fridays. The early morning and late afternoon timetable on Saturdays will also be revised.
Buses on Service 25 will be co-ordinated with the 43, 44, 44A, 50 and 50A providing passengers with a seven to eight minute frequency between... READ MORE...
Car Dealer Fined For Selling 'Unroadworthy' Vehicle
Wednesday 15th July 2015 A second-hand car dealer has been fined a total of £2,242 after selling a vehicle in an unroadworthy condition that could have caused danger of injury.
The result followed a successful prosecution by Derbyshire County Council's trading standards team at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court last week.
The court heard that William Weatherall, 30, of Private Drive, Hollingwood, admitted selling a Ford Transit Van in an unroadworthy condition on 26th July 2014 as he entered a last minute guilty plea... READ MORE...
Have You Seen Tim Beardsley?
Friday 10th July 2015 Derbyshire police have renewed an appeal for help to find a missing man who disappeared three years ago this week.
Tim Beardsley was last seen by his wife leaving his home in Old Tupton, Chesterfield, on July 9th, 2012.
There have been no positive sightings of him since and neither his family nor friends have heard from him.
Mr Beardsley, 47, was driving a green Ford Focus estate... READ MORE...
Staveley Armed Forces Day This Weekend
Friday 10th July 2015 The Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association will once again 'Fly the Flag' in tribute to military and civilian services personnel at a two day Armed Forces event taking place at Poolsbrook Country Park, Chesterfield this weekend - Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th.
This is the fifth time that this event has been held and a number of distinguished guests will be attending.
The Royal Navy will be represented by Commander NATO Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, who has the honour of reading... READ MORE...
Brampton Primary School Pupils Turn Detective For The Day
Friday 10th July 2015
Youngsters in Brampton have enjoyed taking on the role of detective after helping police identify a thief at their school.
Officers from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Team visited pupils at Brampton Primary School to host a crime scene activity day on Wednesday, July 7th.
PCSO's Zoe Blount and Darryl Hegarty worked alongside Class Teacher Mrs Colley, to set up an incident for the Year 5 Class to investigate... READ MORE...
Heavy Plant Mobile Welder / Fabricator / Field Service Engineer
Friday 10th July 2015 Euro Demolition and Dismantling Ltd are seeking a Heavy Plant Mobile Welder / Fabricator / Field Service Engineer.
Predominately site based duties throughout the Midlands Region. Must be able to work within a small team, be self motivated and willing to work flexible hours. Vehicle and Welding Equipment supplied. Excellent Rate of Pay.
HEAVY PLANT EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL.
For further details, please contact Mr Keith Booth, Euro Demolition & Dismantling Ltd on tel: 01283 821028 / 07969 604525.
7/7 - Ten Years On
Tuesday 7th July 2015
Ten years ago today, a series of coordinated attacks swept through London causing devastation and death - changing the lives of thousands of people forever.
On July 7th 2005, 52 workers, tourists and normal people going about their day to day business were killed by four terrorists who also lost their lives.
700 people were injured in the UK's first 'suicide' attack which saw three tube trains and a double decker bus targeted in a short space of time. READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Witnesses After Stanfree Road Collision
Sunday 5th July 2015 Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident on Sunday has resulted in a male undergoing surgery in Sheffield.
At Around 12.50 pm on Sunday 5th July 2015, a road traffic collision occurred on the B 6418 Clowne Road, Stanfree.
A vehicle which has been adapted to have 3 wheels, with one wheel at the front and handlebars fitted, was travelling towards Clowne when it collided with a lamp post.
The sole male occupant received injuries which were described... READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Man Found
Friday 3rd July 2015 - 23:00
Seventy-seven-year-old Alan Haywood, who has been missing from his home in New Whittington since Wednesday, has been found.
Mr Haywood was spotted this evening (Friday July 3rd) in New Whittington by a member of the public who had seen the appeal on Facebook.
He's now having a medical check-up and has been reunited with his family.
Derbyshire Police officers would like to thank everyone who has helped.
Police Concern Increasing For Welfare Of Missing Man
Friday 3rd July 2015 Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who was reported missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Alan Haywood was last seen at his home in Station Lane, New Whittington, Chesterfield, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 1st. The 77-year-old is white, about 5ft 5ins, of slim build and has blue eyes and receding grey hair. It is not known exactly what Mr Haywood was wearing but he possibly had a white, waist-length coat and black shoes on. He also requires medication but is not believed to have any with him. Anyone who may have seen Mr Haywood since Wednesday or have information on his whereabouts, call Derbys Police on 101, quoting incident 897 of July 2nd.
New Fitness & Leisure Centre Taking Shape At Queen's Park
Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Eight months after work began, Chesterfield's flagship new Leisure Centre is beginning to take shape.
After the first sod was cut on the £9.3 million project to replace the Queen's Park Sports Centre in September, the structure is now built and many of the facilities inside are beginning to be fitted on the site - the former Queen's Park Annexe on Boythorpe Road.
The centre is being paid for by £4.8 million from... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Paying Respects To Our Former Mayor, Alderman Whyatt
Tuesday 30th June 2015
The funeral of former Chesterfield mayor Alderman Thomas Whyatt took place this Tuesday morning 30th June.
The cortege passed the Town Hall, Rose Hill, at 9.25am with the service at Chesterfield Crematorium at 9.40am.
Mr Whyatt represented Brimington North ward as a councillor before retiring in 1999. He served as mayor of Chesterfield in 1985/86 and was made an honorary alderman in 2004 in recognition of the service he had given to the borough.
Ibbotson's Scoop Top Award At 2015 Chesterfield Retail Awards
Tuesday 30th June 2015 One of Chesterfield's oldest businesses, Ibbotson's Fresh Quality Produce, has been crowned Retailer of the Year at the 2015 Retail Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with Learning Unlimited.
Established in 1945 Ibbotson’s is, this year, celebrating its 70th year of trading. As well as being a regular sight on the market it has recently diversified into online ordering which has widened its customer base by bringing Chesterfield’s market to those who are unable to come into town or are at work during opening hours. As well as Retailer of the Year, Ibbotson’s also scooped the title of... READ MORE...
Man Dies In Police Custody At Chesterfield Police Station
Monday 29th June 2015 Derbyshire Constabulary has revealed that a man has died while in police custody.
The 37-year-old man from Belper had been arrested during the afternoon of Friday June 26th and detained in cells at Chesterfield police station. He was found collapsed in his cell at 7.10pm on Friday evening. Police officers and paramedics attempted to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The coroner has been informed and a post mortem examination is being carried out today (Monday June 29th) to determine the cause of the man's death. The death has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
Three Men Charged With Murder Following Langley Mill Fire
Friday 26th June 2015 Police have charged three people with murder following the fatal flat fire in Langley Mill.
Peter Eyre, 43 and Anthony Eyre, 21, of Central Avenue, Sandiacre and Simon Eyre, 24, of New Tythe Street, Long Eaton have each been charged with three counts of murder.
The father and two sons are due before magistrates in Chesterfield this morning (Friday, June 26th). A 17-year-old, also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on bail. He is from Long Eaton... READ MORE...
Man Dies In Woodthorpe Motorcycle Crash
Thursday 25th June 2015 A man has died after a motorcycle crash in Woodthorpe near Chesterfield.
At approximately 8.45pm on Tuesday June 23rd, a road traffic collision occurred on the B6419 Bolsover Rd at Woodthorpe. A Suzuki 600cc motorcycle, ridden by a 58-year-old man from Sheffield, left the road. No other vehicle was involved. The rider was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The road was closed until 11.30pm. The Collision Investigation unit are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or to anyone who was in the area at the time to call 101, quoting incident 694/23/06/2015.
Making Life Better When It Counts
Thursday 25th June 2015
A Chesterfield secondary school has begun a pilot scheme that will see 15 year olds step outside the curriculum and learn skills that will stretch their creativity and confidence - and begin to see them prepare for life outside school and in the real world.
The Hidden Talents programme has been designed by former Performing Arts lecturer Chris Collard, and is being implemented by Whittington Green School at Old Whittington - where Y10's have, this week, left the lessons behind, and chosen one of five disciplines to study for five days... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Three Arrests Following Langley Mill House Fire Deaths
Wednesday 24th June 2015 Detectives investigating the flat fire at Langley Mill in which three people died have made three arrests.
A 17-year-old from Long Eaton and a 21-year-old and 43-year-old from Sandiacre were all arrested late on Monday night on suspicion of murder. The three men remain in custody this morning and are being questioned.
Officers are still working closely with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to ascertain the cause of the fire, which is still unknown at this stage. Police were called to flats in North Street at 4.04am on Sunday, June 21st... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Information On Missing Chesterfield Man
Wednesday 24th June 2015 Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who was reported missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Christopher Watts was last seen leaving his home in High Street, Old Whittington, at about 6pm on Friday, June 19th.
He left in a 52-plate white Ford Transit Connect van and it is believed he was heading to a location in the Peak District to go mountain biking and camping.
However, he has not returned home or made contact with his... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Teenager Injured In Sheffield Attack
Tuesday 23rd June 2015 South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14 year old from Chesterfield - named locally as Jacob Eaton - suffered injuries in an alleged attack on Saturday 20th June.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Police received a 999 call at around 11.15pm on Saturday, June 20th, to reports of a large disturbance on Westfield Business Park in the Westfield area of Sheffield. An investigation is under way and enquiries are continuing."
Anyone who has any information should in the first instance call 101.
Three People Die In A House Fire In Langley Mill
Monday 22nd June 2015 Investigations are continuing into a blaze at a house In Langley Mill yesterday morning, which saw three people lose their lives.
At 03:59 hours on Sunday 21st June 2015, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) received a call to attend a car fire at a property on North Street, Langley Mill. At 04:01am hours a further call was received reporting a house fire, with persons reported, at the same address.
Four fire appliances attended the scene. Heanor's appliance was mobilised following the first call, with appliances from Ilkeston, Ripley and... READ MORE...
Bolsover Town Redevelopment Update
Monday 22nd June 2015 News that Morrisons have put the Sherwood Lodge site in Bolsover on the open market for sale has been met with complete surprise by members and officers at Bolsover District Council.
The Council has worked closely with Morrisions to bring forward this major regeneration opportunity within the town and they were surprised by this approach.
The Council were informed of the sale particulars for the site by a third party and have already expressed their disappointment that Morrisons have made this major decision, especially without talking to them or the local community first... READ MORE...
Crematorium Hosts Open Day And Service Of Remembrance
Monday 22nd June 2015
Chesterfield residents have the opportunity to look behind the scenes at their local crematorium.
The open day takes place at Chesterfield and District Crematorium on Sunday 28th June from 11am to 1pm.
Visitors can have a look behind the scenes at the workings of the crematorium which is managed by a joint committee on behalf of Bolsover District Council, Chesterfield Borough Council and North East Derbyshire... READ MORE...
CFO/CE To Retire From Derbyshire Fire And Rescue Service
Monday 22nd June 2015 Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Sean Frayne has been offered the opportunity to retire from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.
After careful consideration, Mr Frayne has agreed to accept this offer and would like to thank Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority for its support.
Mr Frayne has been committed to protecting local communities, and supporting the delivery of a high performing emergency service.
He would like to thank the many dedicated staff in Derbyshire... READ MORE...
Derventio Housing Trust Seek Senior Healthy Futures Worker
Monday 22nd June 2015 Derventio Housing Trust are looking for an individual to provide direct intensive support to service users, with a history of poor health and frequent hospital admissions, working closely and strategically with health partners to ensure appropriate discharge from hospital and a coordinated after service.
The Senior Healthy Futures Worker position is for 40 hours per week - Possible Job Share Available. Fixed term FROM 1ST September 2015 UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2016 (secondments considered with current employer's approval), salary band £20,000 to £22,500 pa based on experience and qualifications. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Drugs Stolen From Brimington Pharmacy
Friday 19th June 2015 Police are appealing for information after a quantity of prescription drugs have been stolen from a pharmacy in Brimington.
Offenders used a sledge hammer and crowbar to smash a front door window and gain entry to the Numark Pharmacy on Church St, before taking drugs from a medication counter inside. The incident happened sometime between 2.30am and 2.45am on Friday, 19th June. Anyone who takes prescription drugs that are not prescribed to them can put themselves at risk. If you're aware of the location of these drugs or any other information regarding the burglary, contact PC Lee Welsby on 101 quoting crime reference 25760/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield College Student Wins National VQ Award
Wednesday 17th June 2015 Jennie Jarvis, 32, from Alfreton, is celebrating after winning an award at a prestigious ceremony held by The Edge Foundation (an independent education charity dedicated to raising the status of technical, practical and vocational learning) in London to applaud vocational talent.
TV gardener, Diarmuid Gavin presented learners, teachers and employers from across the UK with awards to recognise the hard work and achievements of people involved in studying for or delivering Vocational Qualifications.
The Chesterfield College student was one of nine regional... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Exposes Himself In Queen's Park
Monday 15th June 2015 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself in Queen's Park, Chesterfield.
Two women were jogging around the park off Boythorpe Road in Chesterfield when they noticed a man sitting on a bench close to the mini train station.
As they passed again, the man indecently exposed himself and walked towards the joggers.
The offender was described as white, in his fifties, of medium... READ MORE...
An Invite To The Spinney Care Home Open Day 'Tea Party'
Monday 15th June 2015
You are personally invited to attend a free open day event, at The Spinney Care Home in Brimington.
They are having a tea party, tea and cakes will be available from 1pm to 3.30pm on Friday 19th June.
The Spinney Care Home is located at Woodlands, Lansdowne road, Brimington S43 1BE. For more information please call: (01629) 537530
Police Issue Description Of Man Following Shirebrook Assault
Friday 12th June 2015
Police investigating an assault which left a man needing hospital treatment have issued descriptions of men they want to trace.
As we reported on Monday, a 37-year-old was allegedly attacked by three men on a football pitch on the park off Vale Drive, Shirebrook, just after midnight on Monday, June 8th.
He sustained a puncture wound to his chest and was taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. His injuries were not thought to be serious. READ MORE...
Xplorer Events Set To Challenge Families
Friday 12th June 2015 Families are being encouraged to explore their local park as part of a new series of Xplorer events to be held at Hornscroft Park in Bolsover.
Bolsover District Council and Bolsover District Village Games have joined forces to provide the Xplorer events which are family friendly navigational challenges that offer fun, adventure and education for all ages.
Developed by British Orienteering, Xplorer gives children the chance to gain new skills such as map reading, decision making and working... READ MORE...
Man Dies After Fall From Vicar Lane Car Park
Wednesday 10th June 2015 Derbyshire Police have confirmed today that the man who is believed to have fallen from the Vicar Lane Car Park this morning has now died at Northern General Hospital.
No formal identification has yet taken place on the man, who is believed to have fallen at around 8am.
A police spokesman has confirmed that there continues to be an investigation into his death but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and more information will be released later,
Police Release CCTV After Alleged Assault In Chesterfield
Tuesday 9th June 2015 Police are looking to trace a man in connection with an alleged assault at a bar in Chesterfield.
A 20-year-old woman was punched in the face after an alleged fight took place inside The Association Bar on Corporation Street, Chesterfield. A man threw a punch, missing another man, before hitting the woman in the face causing injury.
The offender is described as being mixed race, around 6ft tall and of athletic build. He had a shaved head, stubble on his face, and wore a white, short sleeved t-shirt, which was very long at the back, and black jeans... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Dronfield Beer Festival Assaults
Tuesday 9th June 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses to two assaults at a beer festival in Dronfield on Saturday night.
At about 11.30pm on Saturday June 6th, officers attended the Green Dragon on Church Street in the town to find a man and a woman in their 40s had been assaulted on the pavement outside the pub, both received minor injuries. A woman, 52 and a man, 54, were arrested in connection with the assaults and questioned. Both were released on police bail while enquiries continue. Anyone who has any information about the incident should contact Det Sgt Mark Church or Det Con Dean Tidd on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Local Charities Bid For Support In Auction
Tuesday 9th June 2015 A group of small, diverse Derbyshire charities have joined together to arrange a charity auction with the aim of raising their profiles as well as raising much needed funds.
The auction will be held at Hansons Auctioneers, Etwall, Derbyshire tomorrow, Wednesday 10th June 2015 - and will be opened by Helene, Viscountess Scarsdale. We believe that this is the first time that such an event has ever been organised in Derbyshire.
The evening promises to be great fun as well as providing guests... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Cyclist Dies In Collision
Monday 8th June 2015
Derbyshire Police are asking for information into a serious Road Traffic Collision in which a cyclist died.
The collision took place yesterday afternoon at approximately 5.30pm (Sunday 7th June 2015) on the B6039 Chesterfield Road, Hardstoft and involved a blue Suzuki motor car and a pedal cyclist. As a result of the collision the 46 year old male rider of the pedal cycle received fatal injuries. The driver of the car is currently being interviewed by Police. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or surrounding events should call Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 639 - 7/6/15.
Police Investigating An Assault In Shirebrook
Monday 8th June 2015 Police in Shirebrook are investigating an assault that happened in the early hours of this morning (Monday June 8th).
Reported shortly before 12.30 this morning, the assault happened on the football pitch on the park off Vale Drive in Shirebrook. The victim, a 37-year-old local man, was allegedly attacked by three men. He sustained a puncture wound to his chest and is being treated in the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. His injuries are not thought to be serious. A knife has been found on the park and police searches of the area are complete. Anyone who has any information about the incident should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
North East Derbyshire MP Natascha Engel Takes On New Role
Thursday 4th June 2015 North East Derbyshire's MP Natascha Engel was yesterday (Wednesday June 3rd) elected as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
This is the first time a Derbyshire MP has ever held this prestigious role.
Natascha said: "It is a great honour to hold this position in my role as MP for North East Derbyshire. The constituency will continue, as always, to come first."
As Deputy Speaker, Natascha will have to chair debates... READ MORE...
Police Seek Originator Of Post On Social Media Site
Thursday 4th June 2015 On Tuesday, June 2nd, at around 9pm, a post was placed on the 'Spotted Chesterfield' Facebook page of an incident on the 54/51 bus.
The report involved a female that got on the bus and noticed a man smiling at her. As she went upstairs onto the upper deck of the bus the man allegedly followed her. He sat behind her and touched her arm. The man was described as Asian, 5ft 11ins tall with gapped teeth. He was wearing dark coloured jeans and was of a scruffy appearance.
Police would like the originator of this post to contact PC Tony Bagshaw on 101.
With A Little Help From Our Friends...
Thursday 4th June 2015 The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is marking National Volunteering Week by thanking all of its volunteers and widening its recruitment campaign.
The Trust re-launched its volunteering programme in 2014 and welcomed the first wave of new volunteers onto our wards and departments late last year after its complement fell to just eleven in a number of different areas of the hospital.
But this has changed with a new volunteer service introduced that has seen the complement rise to 80 alongside 37 more from voluntary groups... READ MORE...
Body Is Confirmed As Missing Amber Peat
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 Nottinghamshire Police have said this evening that the body discovered in Mansfield on Tuesday evening (2nd June 2015) has been identified as that of missing teenager Amber Peat, with the cause of death confirmed as hanging.
A statement just released said Amber was found by two police officers searching an area off Westfield Lane, Mansfield. Her body was out of sight and would not have been apparent to anyone in the area nearby.
Specialist officers are with Amber's family at this difficult time. READ MORE...
Mansfield Body - Cause Of Death 'Not Suspicious'
Tuesday 2nd June 2015: 23:00 An updated statement from Nottinghamshire Police tonight has said that the death of the person found in Mansfield this evening is "Not being treated as suspicious".
There was confirmation earlier that police searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat had found a body, with officers saying that Amber's family had been informed and had asked that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
An update states the death is not being treated as suspicious. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.
Body Found In Search For Missing Amber
Tuesday 2nd June 2015: 9:15pm Police searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat have this evening found a body.
A Statement reads: Amber's family has been informed and we ask that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time. Officers are at the scene in Mansfield and enquiries are on-going.
No formal identification has yet taken place. Thank you for all of your assistance, particularly the Mansfield community, in the search to find Amber. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.
Hunt For Missing 13 Year Old, Amber Peat, Continues
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 Nottinghamshire Police is asking members of the public to make contact if they have any information which can help locate 13-year-old Amber Peat who has been missing from her home since the weekend.
Amber went missing from her home in Bosworth Street in Mansfield at around 5.30pm on Saturday (30th May, 2015).
Amber Peat is described as white with long dark brown hair. She is around 4ft tall and of a petite build with brown eyes and a tiny scar above her lip. She was last seen wearing a black Puma zip up top, purple trainers and blue jeans... READ MORE...
More Jobs At Markham As Meter Provida Announce Relocation
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 A further 20 new jobs are set to be created at Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site as Chesterfield-based Meter Provida prepare to move to Markham Vale.
Work has already started to build a new 40,000 sq. ft. unit for the firm, which supplies gas, water and electric metering products and services for home, commercial and industrial use nationwide for suppliers such as British Gas.
Meter Provida which is based at Broombank Business Park in Chesterfield is expected to open new premises at Markham in November... READ MORE...
Man Charged With Drugs Offences After Cannabis Grow Found
Monday 1st June 2015 A man has been charged with producing cannabis after a suspected grow was found at a house in Langwith.
Officers found a large number of suspected cannabis plants and associated equipment at a house in Moorfield Lane on the morning on Saturday, May 30th. A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene and has now been charged with producing the class B controlled drug.
Hai Nguyen, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody and was due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court on Monday, June 1st.
Derbyshire Police Gears Up For Summer Drink-Drive Crackdown
Monday 1st June 2015 An annual crackdown aimed at putting the brakes on drink-driving in Derbyshire gets into gear today.
Derbyshire Constabulary is taking part in the national month-long summer campaign, which runs from June 1st to 30th.
As part of the crackdown, police across the county will be breath-testing drivers, with a focus on those who get behind the wheel the morning after a night out.
Last year, 273 drivers were stopped in the June... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Appeal Following Criminal Damage To Property In Chesterfield
Monday 1st June 2015 Officers from the Chesterfield South Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information following criminal damage in the area.
Vandals caused damage to a property along Summerfield Road in Chesterfield by pouring oil over the private driveway, sometime between 10.45pm and 11.20pm. Police are appealing to anyone with any information, or who may have seen someone in the area at the time of the incident, to get in touch. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Andrew French on 101, quoting crime number 21544/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal After Alleged Assault On Taxi Driver In Dronfield
Saturday 30th May 2015 Police appeal for information after a taxi driver was allegedly assaulted in Dronfield.
The motorist was driving along Church Street, near to the Green Dragon pub just after 10pm on Sunday, May 5th, when a group of people stopped the taxi before reportedly assaulting the driver. A short time later, the same group of people allegedly assaulted the same driver at the bottom of Church Street near to the turning with Lea Road. Police are encouraging anyone with information about either incident to come forward and asked to contact PC Carl Newton on 101, quoting crime number 21955/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Residents To Choose Artwork For New Sports Centre
Saturday 30th May 2015 Residents can have their say on the artwork which will grace the new Queen's Park Sports Centre.
There are three options of the artwork which will be outside the new Chesterfield Borough Council facility, which is currently under construction.
The three options are: Heartbeat - designed by Nottinghamshire sculptor Michael Johnson. The design shows an image of a regular heartbeat symbolising wellbeing and exercise. At 12 metres long and 2.8 metres high, the design would be made of stainless steel with mosaic and bronze elements; the second... READ MORE...
Two Arrested Following Drugs Warrant In Chesterfield
Saturday 30th May 2015 Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a police warrant in Chesterfield.
Officers executed a warrant at a property on Derby Road just before 9am on Monday, April 27th and discovered a quantity of suspected Class A drugs. Two 28 year-old men were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and are being questioned by police. On the same morning, a quantity of cash was also seized at an address on Wood Lane in Shirebrook. Anyone with any information or concerns about suspected drugs activity in their community can contact police by calling 101, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Missing Scottish Man Found Safe And Well In Chesterfield
Thursday 28th May 2015
Kenneth Thomson, 54, (pictured) went missing from Beattock, near Lockerbie, on Wednesday, April 29th.
Mr Thomson has since been found safe and well in the Chesterfield area.
Police would like to thank members of the public for their support.
NDVA SEEK PART TIME DEVELOPMENT WORKER
Thursday 28th May 2015
NDVA are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic person with excellent communication skills to work with local people to identify and develop individual and community skills, assets and opportunities, generate aspiration, confidence and create a happier and healthier town through empowerment and active participation.
Salary - £19,733 pro rata 22.5 hours, plus 5% pension contribution, 1 year minimum contract (poss 1 year extension), Flexible work base, based in Dronfield and surrounding area. READ MORE...
More Free Childcare Places For Two Year Olds
Thursday 28th May 2015
More free childcare places for the county's two year olds are to be made available to families thanks to a major investment by Derbyshire County Council.
The authority is set to create 120 new free places in schools to provide much-needed nursery spaces for the county's toddlers.
The move comes after free childcare for two year olds was extended to take in working families on a low income, so more places are needed. READ MORE...
Police In Scotland Appeal For Help To Trace Missing Man
Wednesday 27th May 2015
Police in Scotland have appealed to people in the Chesterfield area to help them trace a missing man.
Police Scotland and the family of 54-year-old Kenneth Thomson are growing concerned for his welfare.
Mr Thomson went missing from Beattock, near Lockerbie, on Wednesday 29th April 2015. Despite extensive local coverage, appeals and enquiries into his whereabouts there have been no reported sightings of him since he went missing. READ MORE...
Police Arrest Suspect After Shirebrook Assault
Wednesday 27th May 2015 Officers investigating an assault at Shirebrook on Monday May 25th have arrested a suspect.
A 50-year-old Shirebrook man was detained shortly after 6pm last night (Tuesday May 26th) in the town and he remains in police custody. Officers were called at 6.40pm on Monday to a report of a fight as reported previously. He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where he underwent surgery for a chest wound. He remains in hospital. Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Detective Sergeant Ryan Finnegan on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
New B_Line Scheme Given The Go Ahead By County Council
Wednesday 27th May 2015 Thousands more young people are to get help with travel costs after councillors gave the thumbs up to the new b_line scheme.
Cabinet approved plans yesterday (Tuesday 26th May), to extend b_line - introduced in 2001 - to include all young people aged up to 19 living in Derbyshire.
Previously only students in full-time education qualified for the reduction on adult bus and rail fares.
Now, from Saturday 1st August, apprentices and those on... READ MORE...
Stagecoach Chesterfield Launches Annual Green Week
Wednesday 27th May 2015 Stagecoach in Chesterfield today announced plans for its seventh annual Green Week programme with a call for joint action to tackle the growing challenge of climate change.
The company, which operates bus services across North Derbyshire, is planning a series of events between 1st and 5th June.
During the week-long programme of activities, part of a wider Stagecoach Group initiative, Stagecoach in Chesterfield will encourage employees and customers to continue driving forward the green agenda through the Group's... READ MORE...
Appeal As 42 Year Old Man Is Assaulted In Chesterfield Market
Monday 26th May 2015 Police in Shirebrook are investigating an assault on a man on the town’s Market Place yesterday evening (Monday May 25th).
Officers were called at 6.40pm to a report of a fight. When they arrived they found that a 42-year-old man was being treated by paramedics. He was later taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where he underwent surgery for a chest wound. Enquiries are continuing to trace two men who officers believe were involved in the assault. The injured man remains in hospital. Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Detective Sergeant Ryan Finnegan on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Join Foster Carers For A Cuppa And A Chat
Tuesday 26th May 2015 It's Fostering Fortnight from 1st June to 14th June and Derbyshire County Council is inviting you to join social workers and foster carers for tea or coffee and cake, and an informal chat about fostering.
They are an opportunity to speak to foster carers. Anyone can drop in. Bring the family. You don't need an appointment but if you want to talk to the county council, call 0800 083 77 44.
Some Derbyshire children, for one reason or another, can't be with their birth family. Foster carers are needed to offer them a loving home... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Chesterfield's 'Ordinary Hero' Parades Through Town
Sunday 24th May 2015 Two weeks ago, lifelong Chesterfield resident Barry Bingham, was worrying whether he would win back his seat in the council elections - and after an emotional, and whirlwind fortnight, he was unveiled publically on Saturday 23rd May 2015 as the 375th Mayor of Chesterfield.
After being sworn in at Chambers last Wednesday evening, he paraded through town on Saturday morning - again with family and fellow dignitaries - to attend his Civic Service at the Crooked Spire.
Hundreds of shoppers and well wishers lined... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Missing Chesterfield Man Barry Shaw Found Safe And Well
Saturday 23rd May 2015 Derbyshire police have now confirmed that missing Chesterfield man, Barry Shaw, has been found safe and well.
Earlier today (Saturday, May 23rd), police received a call from a dog walker to say that they had seen Mr Shaw.
With the help of Edale Mountain Rescue, Mr Shaw was located in woods off of Watson Lane, Wingerworth and he was taken to hospital via Air Ambulance.
Police would like to thank everyone that assisted in the search for Mr Shaw.
Bolsover District Council Staff Row 100 Miles For Charity
Thursday 21st May 2015 Staff from Bolsover District Council rowed 100 miles in 12 hours recently as part of a 'Strokes for Stroke' event on 18 May 2015 to mark the Stroke Association's 'Action on Stroke Month'.
After 12 hours of blood, sweat and tears, the 20 members of staff - who were in teams of four/five - successfully achieved the target and rowed 100.5miles in the allocated time.
The event - a partnership between Bolsover District Council, Stroke Association, DCHS Integrated Wellbeing Service, DAAS (Derbyshire... READ MORE...
"Thank You For Making Me Mayor!" Cllr Bingham Takes Office
Thursday 21st May 2015 Councillor Barry Bingham awoke yesterday to his first full day as the 375th Mayor of Chesterfield.
A lifelong resident of Chesterfield, Barry was born in New Whittington and attended Edwin Swale school in Chesterfield before beginning a career in engineering.
On Tuesday night, in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, Barry was duly elected Mayor of Chesterfield for the year 2015/16.
A Councillor since 2007 and standing as a Liberal Democrat... READ MORE...
Appeal As Man Left In Critical Condition Following Car Crash
Tuesday 19th May 2015 Derbyshire Police are this morning appealing for witnesses after a man was left In a critical condition after a collision in Chesterfield.
Around 4.40pm on Monday 18th May 2015, a serious road traffic collision occurred on Chesterfield Road, Tapton, near to Sainsbury's Island. a black VW Golf left the road and struck a lamppost. The 38 year old male driver of the car was taken to the Chesterfield Royal in a critical condition. DC 919 Glynn from the Collision investigation unit is appealing for witnesses to the collision or surrounding events. Call Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 437 18/05/15.
Council Highlights Support For Dementia Awareness Week
Tuesday 19th May 2015 Events to raise awareness and share information about dementia will be taking place from today as Derbyshire County Council supports Dementia Awareness Week 2015.
The council is a member of Derbyshire Dementia Action Alliance which is committed to improving the lives of residents living with the condition and their carers to create a more dementia-friendly county.
The authority is also part of Dementia Friends - a national initiative aiming to create dementia-friendly communities by improving understanding... READ MORE...
Museum's Art Installation Remembers Chesterfield Stokers
Tuesday 19th May 2015
A special art installation at Chesterfield Museum will remember local men who served as stokers in the First World War.
Sheffield-based Kidology Arts will take over art gallery space with a large scale art installation based on the local men who were stokers in the Royal Navy during the First World War.
This will be on display at the Chesterfield Borough Council attraction will run from Saturday 23rd May until Saturday 18th July... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Visitor's Information Center Highly Commended
Monday 18th May 2015 Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre has been highly commended in a prestigious industry awards ceremony.
The centre in Rykneld Square, operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, received the accolade in the visitor information provider category of the VisitEngland awards for excellence 2015.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: "The VisitEngland awards for excellence are prestigious national awards and I am proud..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Care Centre Update
Friday 15th May 2015 As we reported last month, the Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre is an exciting new development that will mean that people with cancer in North and North East Derbyshire will be able to receive vital treatment, care and support in one purpose-built centre providing joined up services closer to home.
The new centre has been designed to provide vital support for local people affected by cancer. Currently cancer care and treatment is provided in different locations across the hospital site, the chemotherapy unit is too small for the number of patients it sees and there is no information and support service... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Chesterfield Borough Council Leader Names New Cabinet
Friday 15th May 2015 One week after retaining control in the borough elections, Chesterfield Borough Council's leader, Councillor John Burrows, has today named his cabinet.
In the elections, Labour won 38 seats - an increase of four - and remains the largest party.
Chesterfield Borough council's cabinet is as follows: Councillor John Burrows, leader of the council and cabinet member for regeneration; Councillor Terry Gilby, deputy leader and cabinet member for planning... READ MORE...
New Team To Lead Bolsover Council
Friday 15th May 2015 Councillor Ann Syrett has taken up the main role of Leader of Bolsover District Council, becoming the first female Leader in the Council's history.
Joining Councillor Syrett is Councillor Mary Dooley, who was elected as Deputy Leader of the Council and they replace retired councillors, Eion Watts OBE and Alan Tomlinson respectively.
Councillor Syrett said, "I would like to thank the Council for putting their trust in me to lead them over the next four years. It has been an education..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Witnesses Following Fight In Chesterfield
Friday 15th May 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses following a fight on Melling Close in Chesterfield.
At around 8.50am on Wednesday, May 6th, a fight took place between a man and a woman on the street following an argument between the two.
Officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Kirsty Handby on 101, quoting crime number 18966/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Serious Road Traffic Collision In Clay Cross
Friday 15th May 2015 At approximately 9.30am on Thursday 14th May 2015 a serious road traffic collision occurred on Holmgate road, Clay Cross.
Derbyshire police say the collision involved a black Volvo C30 car and a male pedestrian. As a result of the collision the pedestrian received serious injuries and was flown to Northern General Hospital to receive treatment.
A woan, 45, has subsequently been arrested for a number of offences. Police appeal for witnesses to the actual incident or surrounding events. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 138 14/5/15 - Officer in charge is PC951 Buxton.
Welcoming Chesterfield's New Mayor Cllr Barry Bingham
Friday 15th May 2015 Councillor Barry Bingham will become Chesterfield's 375th mayor at a ceremony at the Town Hall this week.
The new mayor will take up his position at Chesterfield Borough Council's annual council meeting on Wednesday 20th May at 5pm.
Councillor Bingham was raised in Old Whittington and New Whittington, he worked at the Staveley Coal, Iron and Chemical Company for 38 years.
He has served as a Liberal Democrat councillor since 2007... READ MORE...
Renewed Appeal For Information On Missing Chesterfield Man
Thursday 14th May 2015 Derbyshire Police have today released another image of a missing Chesterfield man as part of efforts to locate him.
Barry Shaw was last seen leaving his home in Hall View, on the morning of Friday, May 8th. The 44-year-old was due to catch a bus to work in Sheffield, but he did not arrive at his place of work and has not been seen since.
Mr Shaw is about 5ft 9ins and described as being well built. He was wearing a green shirt, dark trousers and a coat that is red on the front and dark on the back. He may also have a tent with him. READ MORE...
Jewellery Stolen In Burglary From Home in Chesterfield
Thursday 14th May 2015 Jewellery and watches were among the items stolen from a home in Chesterfield.
Burglars broke into a house in Storforth Lane between 7.15am and 4.15pm on Friday, April 24th. Among the items stolen was a 14ct gold chain, a pair of Ralph Lauren sunglasses, a gold wedding ring with sapphires and two inset diamonds, a number of Zippo cigarette lighters, and a Tag Heuer 2000 Exclusive wristwatch. Police want to hear from anyone with information on the location of the stolen items. Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 17105/15 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Derbyshire Health Leaders Solution For Holywell Patients
Wednesday 13th May 2015 Health leaders in Derbyshire have announced that from Friday 15th May, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CRHFT), in the form of Royal Primary Care, will be responsible for providing GP services to all patients registered with the Holywell Medical Group in Chesterfield and Staveley.
Exceptional circumstances mean that Holywell Medical Group will no longer be able to provide GP services after Thursday 14th May.
This is an unexpected development and to ensure a safe and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Information On Missing Chesterfield Man
Tuesday 12th May 2015 Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who was reported missing from his Chesterfield home.
Barry Shaw, 44, was last seen leaving his home in Hall View, on the morning of Friday, May 8th.
He was due to catch a bus to work in Sheffield, but he did not arrive at his place of work and has not been seen since.
Mr Shaw is about 5ft 9ins and described as being well built... READ MORE...
Directors Of Local Investment Group Convicted Of Fraud
Tuesday 12th May 2015 Two men from South Yorkshire have been convicted of fraud after a 15 week trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
Ian David Shakespeare from the village of Wales near Sheffield and Charles Ernest Frisby from Rotherham, were both found guilty of fraudulent trading while they were directors of a group of investment companies based in Derbyshire.
Detectives from the East Midlands Regional Fraud Unit, which is part of Derbyshire Constabulary's Economic Crime Unit, began their investigation in the summer of 2009. It followed a complaint from a shareholder... READ MORE.,.
Student From Chesterfield Earns Peer Support Volunteer Award
Tuesday 12th May 2015
When mention was made that the Peer Guide to receive the Peer Support Volunteer of the Years 2015 had texted her students to see if they were making progress with accommodation arrangements for next year, student Hannah Lee began to suspect that her name was about to be called out to receive Bangor University's annual Award.
The nominations for Hannah showed her commitment to helping her student before their arrival, during the settling in period and beyond and reflect the appreciation of the students she assisted... READ MORE...
Police Arrest Man Following Alleged Assault on Ian Evatt
Monday 11th May 2015 Lancashire Police has said that a 20 year old man from Preston has been arrested this morning (Monday, May 11th) on suspicion of a Section 47 assault and is currently in custody.
The force is continuing to investigate the alleged assault on Chesterfield player Ian Evatt which followed an otherwise largely peaceful incursion onto the pitch at the end of the Preston vs Chesterfield match at Deepdale on Sunday, May 10th. The player was thankfully not seriously hurt.
Officers are continuing to try and identify anyone involved in the... READ MORE...
TWO PART TIME RECEPTION / BUSINESS ADMIN POSITIONS
Monday 11th May 2015 A busy dog boarding kennels, based in Chesterfield is looking for 2 part-time receptionists/business administrators to provide a friendly, professional and efficient service to their customers.
The role will involve: managing the arrival and departure of dogs; taking bookings by telephone and email; managing the customer database; communicating with customers during their dogs’ stay (via telephone, email and social media); conducting viewings and answering queries for new customers; keeping the reception area clean and tidy; and supporting the business owners with the administration and promotion of their business (including filing and basic book-keeping). READ MORE...
Two Men Charged After Attempted Distraction Burglary
Saturday 9th May 2015 Two men who were arrested in April on suspicion of committing an attempted distraction burglary, have now been charged with the offence.
Robert Curry, 40, of Chester-le-Street in County Durham and a 17-year-old youth from the same address, were arrested shortly after two men visited a woman on South Street North in New Whittington, Chesterfield.
At 11am on Thursday April 30th, the woman's grandson realised that she was speaking to a man who claimed he'd dropped tools in her back... READ MORE...
Councillors Count On Residents As Chesterfield Chooses
Friday 8th May 2015
It's been a busy 24 hours throughout the UK - and now the votes have been verified and counted.
Derbyshire councils have, like their parliamentary counterparts, bucked the trend, with Labour retaining control of both Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire councils, as well as returning their Labour MP's. Parish council elections were also held in both areas, with some seats uncontested.
All results are in tonight and can be found in full on... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield Sees Red In Parliamentary Elections
Friday 8th May 2015 In terms of personnel, it's business as usual for Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire's two MP's - after both Toby Perkins and Natascha Engel were returned to parliament overnight in the 2015 General Election.
As it becomes clear this morning that David Cameron's Conservatives have remained in Downing Street, it was a disappointing night for Labour, the Lib Dems and UKIP, with none performing as had been predicted throughout the UK.
This area bucked the trend though, with Toby Perkins surging ahead of the second placed Conservative Party, gathering a 13,598 majority... READ MORE & AUDIO...
And We're Off.... Chesterfield Goes To The Polls
Thursday 7th May 2015 Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire go to the polls today, in what’s expected nationally to be a tightly run election for both Parliamentary and local council seats.
Polling stations throughout the area opened at 7am and will close tonight at 10pm, with counting then beginning for the Parliamentary seats. Results are expected to be known overnight, with the results of council seats declared tomorrow.
Parliamentary-wise, there are two seats available - in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire - and full details of the candidates... READ MORE...
Major Incident Declared After Crash on M1
Tuesday 5th May 2015 A major incident has been declared at Chesterfield Royal Hospital this afternoon, following a collision between a coach and a lorry at junction 28/29 of the M1.
Derbyshire Police say they were alerted at 12 25pm and the incident involved a coach - believed to be a National Express - and several other vehicles. The Ambulance Service and Fire Service were also in attendance along with the Helimed service.
The Southbound carriageway is expected to be closed for a... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Distraction Burglary In Grassmoor
Thursday 30th April 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a distraction burglary at a house in Grassmoor.
A man walked into a property in Vernon Rise and told the homeowner he needed to check the pipes in the house were not blocked. He then asked the 69-year-old victim to accompany him to the back garden. While they were there, a second man went upstairs and stole a cash box and a watch. The two offenders then left the property and drove off in a black Audi A6, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Friday, April 24th. Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference 17159/15 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal Following Number Plate Theft In Bolsover
Wednesday 29th April 2015 Police in Bolsover are appealing for information after thieves stole number plates from a vehicle in the area.
Offenders entered a yard at Bolsover Business Park on Intake Road, and removed the front and rear number plate from a red coloured Ford Focus. The incident is believed to have taken place sometime between 1pm on Saturday, April 25th and 12.30pm on Monday, April 27th. Officers are asking anyone with any information, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously around the business park, to get in touch. Anyone with any info is asked to contact PC Rachel Williams on 101, quoting crime number 17557/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal After Vehicle Tyres Are Slashed In Chesterfield
Tuesday 28th April 2015 Police Officers in Chesterfield are appealing for information after the tyres of two vehicles were slashed last week.
At around 3am on Monday, April 20th, vandals used a sharp blade to slash two tyres of a blue Iveco Daily van which was parked outside a property on Boythorpe Road in Chesterfield. All four tyres of a blue Fiat Doblo van, belonging to the same victim, were also damaged as it was parked on a driveway on the same street. Anyone with any information, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area, is asked to call PCSO Darryl Hegarty on 101, quoting crime number 16414/15. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Mayor Joins Forces With Rotary To Help Children In Baback
Tuesday 21st April 2015
Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club along with members of Clay Cross, Chesterfield and Matlock, were invited to a meeting at the Town Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield in order to hold a fund raising event for the Mayor's Appeal.
Rotary President Neil Baker announced that at least £3,500 will be donated by the club towards a project in the Mayor's birth village in Senegal, to provide safe and healthy sanitary and dormitory facilities for the 'children of Baback' who must board in the town of Thies, the nearest secondary school to... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal After Vandals Cause Damage To Hasland Park
Monday 20th April 2015 Officers from the Chesterfield South Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after vandals caused damage to a park in Hasland.
Sometime between Saturday, April 11th and Thursday, April 16th, damage was caused to a number of park facilities at Eastwood Park on Hasland Road, Hasland. Vandals damaged coping stones that surrounded a historic water fountain and a large stone that houses a plaque to the re-opening of the park. Two picnic tables at the park were also spoiled, with one appearing to have small fire damage to the corner. Park users are being encouraged to be vigilant and to report any... READ MORE...
Reports Of Gunshots Fired In Chesterfield
Thursday 16th April 2015 Police in Chesterfield are investigating reports of shots being fired in the area of Newbold Back Lane in the town.
Officers were called to the street just before 9pm last night (Wednesday April 15th). Some witnesses have told the police that the shots may have been fired from a car that was travelling along the road. No-one was injured and no property appears to have been damaged. Officers searched the area but no suspects were traced.
Anyone who has any information should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Help Build The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre
Wednesday 15th April 2015 Plans for a brand new state-of-the-art cancer centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital have been given the go-ahead sparking a £2.5million fundraising appeal by Macmillan.
The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre is a joint venture between Macmillan and the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to bring vital cancer treatment, care and support together in one purpose built facility.
This exciting new £8.9 million development, due to open in Autumn 2016, will mean that more people with cancer in North Derbyshire will be able... READ MORE...
Appeal After Quad Bikes & Kids Motorbikes Stolen In Renishaw
Wednesday 15th April 2015 Officers from the Eckington Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after thieves forced open a storage container, stealing quads and motorbikes from within.
Four 70cc pink quad bikes, which have been engraved with the names 'Maddison', 'Maisie', 'Ruby' and 'Scarlet' were stolen from a container at an industrial unit on Ravenshorn Way in Renishaw.
Two Honda motorbikes, a 110cc and a 125cc, were also stolen after thieves forced open the lock to the container. READ MORE...
Parliamentary And Local Election Candidates Announced
Tuesday 14th April 2015 The Parliamentary and local Council Election candidates have been announced for Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.
The Parliamentary candidates standing for Chesterfield are: Julia Dawn Cambridge (Lib Dems), Matthew James Genn (Green), Tommy Holgate (Peace), Toby Perkins (Lab), Mark Richard Egner Vivis (Con), Matt Whale (Trade Union Socialist Coalition), Stuart David Yeowart (UKIP).
Most people in the Chesterfield borough will vote to elect the MP for Chesterfield. However, voters in the Barrow Hill and New Whittington ward... READ MORE...
Man Charged In Connection With Shirebrook Arson Attacks
Sunday 12th April 2015 A 35-year-old man has been charged in connection with two arson attacks at shops in Shirebrook.
At around 10.30pm on Friday, February 27th, a bin belonging to the Aldi supermarket on Carter Lane in Shirebrook caught fire, causing damage to the container and to the store's delivery entrance. A wheelie bin belonging to a charity shop on Market Street, Mansfield was also allegedly set on fire, sometime between 4pm on Sunday, August 17th and 8am on Monday, August 18th 2014. Wayne Stewart Kirk, 35, of Langwith Road, Mansfield, has been charged with arson in connection with the incidents and appears at NE Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 21st.
'Nominate A Nurse' Day At Mark Leeson
Sunday 12th April 2015 Award-winning hairdresser Mark Leeson has launched a campaign to give a fantastic pampering prize at his luxurious salon, Mark Leeson in Chesterfield, to the wonderful nurses and carers who work so hard in the local hospitals and community.
The campaign runs from now until Saturday 25th April and invites nominations from those who know of a nurse or carer who has made a difference to their lives, or to someone close to them.
Eight lucky nurses will be selected from a draw and invited to... READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Woman Found Safe And Well
Wednesday 8th April 2015
Elizabeth Webb, who was reported missing from her home in Chesterfield yesterday, Tuesday April 7th, has been found in Skegness this morning.
Officers would like to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for her.
Man Arrested After Brimington Break-Ins
Wednesday 8th April 2015 A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after two properties in Brimington were broken into during Sunday night.
A Panasonic television was stolen from a house in Cornwall Drive between 9.30pm on Sunday, April 5th and 3.50am on Monday, April 6th.
A house in Devonshire Street was broken into between 8.15pm and 11pm on Sunday night, although nothing is believed to have been stolen from that address.
A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and... READ MORE..
Police Appeal Over Missing Chesterfield Woman
Wednesday 8th April 2015 Police have appealed for help to trace Elizabeth Webb who was reported missing at lunchtime on Tuesday April 7th.
Ms Webb, (pictured), who is 31-years-old and lives in Chesterfield, was last seen on Tuesday morning. She is white, five feet four inches tall and has dark hair that is tied back and has tattoos on both upper arms. She's wearing a beige cardigan, a light summer top, blue jeans and sandals. Ms Webb has been missing before and was found in a rural area near Matlock.
Anyone who thinks they have seen her should contact Derbyshire Police on 101.
Your Last Chance To Register To Vote Is Looming
Wednesday 8th April 2015 Chesterfield Borough Council is reminding residents to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the forthcoming elections.
The last day to register to vote in the elections on Thursday 7th May is Monday 20th April, 2015.
Most residents will already be registered. Anyone who has changed their address or personal details may need to re-register.
The easiest way to register to vote is by completing a simple... READ MORE...
Charity Boxes Stolen From Chesterfield Shop
Wednesday 8th April 2015 Three charity boxes have been stolen from a shop in Chesterfield.
Sometime between 5pm on Saturday, April 4th and 8.30am on Monday, April 6th, a burglar broke into the Northern Tea Merchants, in Chatsworth Road, by smashing a pane of glass in the door. Once inside, they stole three tins, one of which contained money for Ashgate Hospice.
Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Brimington Woman, 28, Charged With Attempted Murder
Tuesday 7th April 2015 A woman has been charged with attempted murder in Chesterfield.
On Monday, April 6, police were called by staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital to a man that had been admitted to the accident and emergency department with a stab wound to his neck. The 31-year-old man was transferred to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a stable condition.
Terri Booker, 28, of Devon Drive, Brimington was charged with attempted murder and is due to appear at NE Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court today.
Chesterfield Police Officers Step Up Patrols To Combat ASB
Tuesday 7th April 2015 Local Safer Neighbourhood officers are teaming up to tackle anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield Town Centre.
Police will be heading out on the beat to speak to groups hanging around the area following reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and suspected legal high use around the town centre and the Church of St Mary and All Saints on Rykneld Square.
Officers from the Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be stepping up patrols to identify groups taking part in ASB and engaging with them about the effects of their behaviour on local people. READ MORE...
Large Amount Of Jewellery Stolen From House In Brimington
Thursday 2nd April 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a large amount of jewellery was stolen from a house in Brimington.
The offenders broke in through a side door at a house in Bernard Close between 9am on Monday, March 16th and 9am the following morning.
Among the items stolen were several bracelets, chains, earring sets and necklaces. One of the necklaces has a wolf face made out of leaf shapes, one has a miniature gold ingot with five small diamonds on it, while another gold necklace has four green stones attached on a hoop... READ MORE...
Royal Hospital's Annual Service Of Remembrance
Wednesday 1st April 2015 The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is holding its annual service of remembrance for parents who have lost their children.
The service is organised and led by the Chesterfield Birth Centre co-ordinators, paediatrics, the neonatal unit, women's health unit and the hospital chaplain as part of the ongoing support for families who have lost babies and children through miscarriage, stillbirth, illness or accident.
The service has been running each year since the early 90s and always takes place on the Sunday after the Easter weekend, falling this year... READ MORE...
UK Gambling Industry On The Rise
Wednesday 1st April 2015 If you have taken a walk down one of the nation's High Streets in the past few years, you will have likely noticed the explosion of household-name bookies and betting shops, all occupying up-until-recently disused lots.
This isn't just a real-world phenomenon either; its internet counterpart is also massively on the upswing, and combined, these two represent the incredibly fast-growing state of the UK gambling industry.
Chesterfield is no different in seeing this new trend that is... READ MORE...
Staveley Man Jailed After Attempted Post Office Robbery
Tuesday 31st March 2015 A man has been jailed for more than two years following an attempted robbery at a post office.
Carl Kirk (pictured), has been sentenced to 34 months in prison after pleading guilty to attempted robbery at the office in Renishaw Road, Mastin Moor, on August 6th 2014. A man entered the post office and assaulted the two staff inside before running off, witnesses reporting seeing him jump into a car nearby. The driver was later identified as Kirk, 34, of Chesterfield Road, Staveley, and he was arrested. Inquiries to trace his accomplice are still ongoing. Kirk was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday, March 10th.
Bus Fare Changes For Chesterfield Stagecoach Services
Tuesday 31st March 2015 Stagecoach confirmed today that it is introducing a number of changes to bus fares in Chesterfield.
From Sunday 12th April 2015, the prices of some saver tickets are to rise by an average of three per cent, reflecting rising costs and reduced public sector investment, however a number of fares will also be frozen.
The changes mean that weekly local travel in the Chesterfield Megarider area with Stagecoach, which has the lowest bus fares of any major operator in the UK, will cost £1.50 a day. READ MORE...
Walton Hospital Main Entrance & Outpatient Clinics Relocated
Tuesday 31st March 2015 The main staffed reception desk and outpatient clinics for Walton Hospital, Chesterfield are being relocated within the site from Monday 30th March.
Visitors and patients arriving for outpatient appointments need to be aware that the main entrance into the hospital will now be easier to access from the hospital's south car park. Signs will be up to direct people to the most appropriate car park once they are on site.
The current main entrance will remain as an access point into the... READ MORE...
Woman Assaulted During Attempt To Steal Her Dog
Tuesday 31st March 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses follwing an incident on Codnor Market Place on Monday, 30th March 2015.
Between 6pm and 7:10pm, two men approached a female dog walker and attempted to steal the dog. The woman was punched as the two men tried to take the dog away from her. The men are described as white, with local accents, one is 6ft tall, of stocky build with dark hair, wearing dark jacket and trousers, aged approximately mid 30's, while the other is bald and aged late 20's or early 30's.
If anyone has any information, please contact PC 800 DAVIS or Amber Valley CID on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
£1bn Of Investment Hailed A 'Game Changer' For Chesterfield
Friday 27th March 2015 Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council, has described the £1 billion of developments currently happening in the town as a 'real game-changer'.
His comments came at the recent annual Celebrate Chesterfield event, organised by the town's inward investment campaign Destination Chesterfield. Held at the Winding Wheel on Wednesday 25th March, the packed event saw more than 220 business leaders gather to learn about plans for the town.
The £1 billion investment in the local economy includes... READ MORE...
Flooding Relief For Chesterfield Residents
Friday 27th March 2015 More than 60 homes in Chesterfield are set to receive work to prevent property flooding in a scheme supported by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Work is currently being carried out by specialist contractor Whitehouse Construction on three homes in Spital Lane. This will see the properties fitted with flood doors, drainage pumps and non-return valves as well as other works to seal against floodwater entering the property.
A further 59 homes in Brampton will benefit from the work later... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Canal Receives £87,500 Investment
Friday 27th March 2015 Work to restore Chesterfield Canal continues in a bid to boost tourism and attract businesses and investment into North East Derbyshire.
Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded £37,500 which will go towards the manufacture and installation of new gates at Staveley Town Lock and a further £50,000 has been approved by Derbyshire County Council to complete the installation and to pay for stone copings to finish and protect the new lock walls at Staveley Town Basin. Construction will take place throughout the year at the Staveley Basin site as work is carried out to bring the new... READ MORE...
Bolsover Man Charged With Murder
Thursday 26th March 2015
A 33-year-old man from Bolsover, Derbyshire, has been charged with murder, in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a Buckinghamshire park.
The body of Adam Fanelli, from Dunstable, Bedfordshire, was found in Nash Park, in Winslow Road, on March 17th. Addy McAllister, of Charlesworth Street, Bolsover, was arrested by Thames Valley Police, in connection with the 31-year-old's death. McAllister has been charged with murder and remanded to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court today (Thursday 26th march).
Information Sought After Man Left Unconscious During Robbery
Thursday 26th March 2015 Police appeal for witnesses after a man was left unconscious when men entered his house and demanded money.
On Thursday, March 19th, at approximately 8pm, three men entered a house on Stubley Lane in Dronfield. One of the men punched the home owner in the head and knocked him unconscious. The men then tied up the owner's wife and a child.
The men stole an amount of cash from the property and a men's Rolex watch. When leaving the house they threatened a takeaway delivery driver and fled the scene in his car, a green Nissan Almeria which was later found abandoned. READ MORE...
N E Derbyshire District Council Set For Office Relocation
Thursday 26th March 2015 April 2015 will signal the start of a brand new era for North East Derbyshire District Council as they start relocating to their new headquarters on Mill Lane in Wingerworth.
The Council purchased the former CPL building in November 2013 and as the refurbishment programme is nearing completion, the first departments are all set to move from the current offices on Saltergate and into their new accommodation.
The relocation will take place on a phased basis over several weekends in April and May to limit the amount of disruption caused to residents... READ MORE...
Borough Council Website Helping Promote Job Opportunities
Thursday 26th March 2015 Job seekers can now get tips on how to apply for work through a link on Chesterfield Borough Council’s website.
Chesterfield Borough Council is working with the Government's Department of Work and Pensions and local job centres to help publicise the opportunities available to people in the borough as the town benefits from more than £1 billion of investment across the private and public sectors.
The Tumblr site, called Daily Jobseeker, contains: Advice on how to create a CV or fill in an application form to boost your chances of an interview... READ MORE...
Stop The 'Quiet' Danger Blighting Our Road Safety
Thursday 26th March 2015 Leading charity Guide Dogs has teamed up with Paralympian Libby Clegg to call on the public to back a change.org petition, to protect pedestrians from the dangers posed by quiet cars.
Quiet hybrid and electric vehicles are 40% more likely to collide with pedestrians than cars with a regular combustion engine. Guide Dogs wants the government to make it compulsory for all quiet vehicles to have sound generating systems built-in and turned on, to limit the risk for pedestrians.
As the numbers of quiet electric and hybrid vehicles... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Appeal After Damage Caused To Birdholme Community Centre
Thursday 26th March 2015 Police are appealing for information after damage was caused to the Hunloke Adult Education Community Centre on Church Street South in Birdholme.
Offenders threw objects onto the building’s roof making a hole in the top and causing damage to new roof tiles. No attempt was made to gain entry to the building. The incident happened sometime between Thursday, March 19th at 9.30pm and Friday, March 20th at 6.45am.
PCSO Zoe Blount from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Missing Chesterfield Man
Thursday 26th March 2015 Police are appealing for information in a bid to trace missing Chesterfield man, Andrew Bennett, 43, who went missing from an address on Cecil Road in Dronfield on Sunday, March 22nd at 10pm.
He was last seen getting out of a taxi opposite the railway station on Princess Street. Mr Bennett is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall, with short greying hair and a beard. He was wearing a white jacket, dark coloured trousers and top and was carrying a carrier bag containing a bag of sugar.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101.
Motorists Urged To Put The Brakes On Car Theft In Hasland
Tuesday 24th March 2015 Motorists in Hasland are being urged to get their security into gear after a vehicle was stolen and others broken into in the area.
Recent incidents include during sometime between 12 noon on Saturday, March 14th and 8am on Wednesday, March 18th, thieves stole a black coloured BMW 5 Series from a carpark on the Warwick Street Industrial Estate in Chesterfield, crime number CR/11179/15.
Offenders stole electrical items including a Dell Laptop, TomTom Sat-Nav and an Apple iPad Mini from a black Audi A4. The incident took... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Aggravated Burglary At House In Dronfield
Monday 23rd March 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after three men forced their way into a house in Dronfield and demanded goods from the people inside.
The men kicked open the front door at a house in Fair View Road at about 8.30pm on Sunday, March 15th, they then threatened a man and told him to hand over items, but fled empty-handed a short time later.
One of the men was black, aged about 25, roughly 5ft 11ins, of medium build and with a Sheffield accent. He wore a black hoodie and a white... READ MORE...
£4.5 Million In Improvements Planned For Barrow Hill Estate
Saturday 21st March 2015 An estate in Barrow Hill is to get a £4.5 million facelift after Chesterfield Borough Council gave the go ahead for an improvement programme.
The work to the London Boroughs estate will include: New roads through the estate to improve access; Improving car parking throughout the estate; Re-routing and redesigning footpaths; Introducing shared courtyards; Making improvements to the green spaces; Improvements to garden boundaries
The proposed changes follow extensive public consultations... READ MORE...
Toby Perkins MP 'Tourism's An Important Part Of Our Economy'
Saturday 21st March 2015 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins visited Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on Friday morning to celebrate tourism in the borough.
The visit to the centre in Rykneld Square, owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, was part of an initiative by Visit England to encourage MPs of all political parties to promote tourism in their constituencies as part of English Tourism Week.
Toby Perkins MP said, "Over the last few years..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Dronfield Dog Poisonings - Police Dispel 'Urban Myth'
Thursday 19th March 2015
Police in Dronfield have dispelled the urban myth that dogs are being poisoned in the area.
Officers in the Dronfield area would like to reassure the public that rumours about dogs being poisoned in the area are not true.
Sergeant Aidan Stones from North East Derbyshire Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "There has been one unexplained death of a young dog almost a month ago, but we have received no reports of dogs being poisoned in the area." READ MORE...
Jewellery Stolen In Daytime Burglary At House In Chesterfield
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Burglars have stolen jewellery from a house in Chesterfield after forcing open a patio door during the day.
The offenders struck at a house in Peveril Road between 8.15am and 7.30pm on Saturday, March 14th.
A gold ladies' watch with a mother of pearl face and expandable wristband was stolen. It has a distinctive chip on the face. A gold chain and a pair of gold hooped earrings were also taken in the burglary. READ MORE...
'Ground-Breaking' Jobs And Growth Deal Sought By Leaders
Wednesday 18th March 2015 Council leaders from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and business leaders from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) were in London yesterday (Tuesday 17th March), to open discussions with Whitehall to begin to negotiate a ground-breaking devolution deal for powers that will give local people and local businesses more influence over the things that make our economy grow and local lives better.
The consortium of representatives from the two proposed Combined Authorities of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area, together with prominent business figures from the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire... READ MORE...
Are You This Lady's 'Guardian Angel'?
Tuesday 17th March 2015
The Chesterfield Post has been contacted by a couple who are looking for a 'Good Samaritan' who aided an elderly visitor to the town in adverse weather conditions.
Please could you assist a very grateful couple in trying to find this man.
The transcript of the letter sent to the office is below.
If anyone knows this person, or you are indeed the gentleman... READ MORE...
'Car Bomb' Threat Man Jailed For Two Years
Monday 16th March 2015 A man who told police there was a bomb in his car has been jailed for two years.
Ben Inquieti, 22, was given six months for communicating false information about a bomb hoax, 12 months for possessing an imitation firearm and six months for breaching a suspended sentence. He was given three months for going equipped to steal and two months for theft from a vehicle, to be served concurrently.
Police were called to Victoria Street, Clay Cross, in the early hours of June 26 2013 following reports that two men in a car were stealing fuel from a van. READ MORE...
Celebrate Tourism In Chesterfield - And Win Prizes!
Saturday 14th March 2014 Visitors to Chesterfield town centre this week can win prizes in a series of competitions run by Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre.
The centre in Rykneld Square, owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, is running the competitions to celebrate English Tourism Week, from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd March.
Competitions include: A word search to win tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Winding Wheel; A Chesterfield quiz to win a family ticket to Hardwick Hall; Name 25 things you can buy on... READ MORE...
CCTV Of Man Who Exposed Himself On Train At Derby Station
Tuesday 10th March 2015 British Transport Police (BTP) is investigating after a man exposed himself to a member of rail staff onboard a stationary train at Derby station on Saturday, 24th January.
Investigators have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to about the incident, which took place on the 4.25pm Plymouth to Leeds service around 8.50pm.
PC Christie Ingram is investigating. She said: "A group of 4 or 5 men believed to be between 19 and 24 years old, were onboard the train as it stood..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield MP Congratulates 3 Local Businesses At The LSE
Tuesday 10th March 2015 Three local companies have yesterday been named in a London Stock Exchange Group report, which highlighted the innovative and successful work of 1000 inspirational small businesses across the UK.
Those named in the report and based in Chesterfield were Media company, Concentia Capital (www.imagesound.com), Information Technology company, EBECS (www.ebecs.com) and Financial Services company, Evolution Funding (www.evolutionfunding.com)
In his capacity as Labour's Shadow Small Business... READ MORE...
Grassmoor And Hasland Awarded £1m By Big Lottery Fund
Tuesday 10th March 2015 Residents in Grassmoor and Hasland are set to benefit from £1m+ funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
Since Big Local Area status was awarded in 2013, local people have been consulted on their ideas and aspirations and have already seen some projects get off the ground.
The Grassland Hasmoor... Partnership, which is led by local residents and has recently been endorsed by Local Trust, will guide the overall direction of Grassland Hasmoor... and delivery of it's Big Local Plan, which shows... READ MORE...
Road To New Business Opportunites At Markham Vale
Tuesday 10th March 2015 Work to bring more businesses and jobs to Derbyshire County Council's flagship Markham Vale regeneration site, will reach another milestone with the re-opening of Erin Road on Monday 16 March.
The road closed to motorists in August last year as part of plans to turn an area of land where the former Seymour Colliery once stood into commercial space for businesses with the potential to bring an additional 2,000 jobs to Derbyshire.
Closure allowed for the removal of the 'Bailey' bridge over Erin Road, and for groundwork to begin for gas, water and electricity supplies. READ MORE...
CCTV Image Of Van Following Thefts From House In Clowne
Monday 9th March 2015
Police investigating the theft of items from outside a house in Clowne have released an image of a van they want to trace.
Items including a washing line and a tradesman's set of ladders had been stored outside a property in Jago Avenue when they were stolen.
A flatbed van with a yellow cab was seen in the area and police want to trace its owner... READ MORE...
Council's Reaction To Wellington Pub Protection Decision
Friday 6th March 2015 Chesterfield Borough Council has confirmed that it is adding the Wellington Hotel, New Whittington, to its list of assets of community value and has also agreed to issue an Immediate article 4 direction which prevents development on the site without planning permission as we reported yesterday.
Councillor Terry Gilby, the Council's Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Planning made the decisions on Wednesday 4th March, which follows a high profile local campaign to keep the Wellington Hotel operating as a community pub. Councillor Gilby said: "The fact the residents in New ..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield To Host National Canal Festival In 2016
Friday 6th March 2015
There's good news ahoy for our local Waterways - with the announcement this morning that Chesterfield Canal has been chosen to host a prestigious national festival at it's Staveley Town Basin.
The Chesterfield Canal Trust says it will be 'delighted' to host the Inland Waterways Association National Trailboat Festival during the Spring Bank Holiday 2016.
Highlights will include an illuminated parade of boats on the Saturday night and a convoy right up to the River Rother at St Helena's on the Monday. READ MORE...
Local Group Funds Available From Council's Community Chest
Friday 6th March 2015 Applications are currently being invited for local groups to receive funding of up to £5,000 through Chesterfield Borough Council's community chest.
Registered charities, community and voluntary groups in Chesterfield or with strong links to the borough can apply for grants between £1,000 and £5,000 from the scheme, which aims to improve facilities for residents.
The activities applied for must support the priorities set by local people at the council's Community Assembly meetings. READ MORE...
Recognised Pub Is 'Of Value' Says MP
Thursday 5th March 2015 Beer lovers and their MP are raising a glass as councillors have agreed to grant a popular local pub protected status.
The Wellington, on New Whittington's High Street, was brought by a property development company last year who expressed an interest in turning the site into a supermarket. The Wellington's regulars were up in arms over the proposals and formed a campaign group, 'Save Our Welly', to keep the building operating as a pub.
Backed by North East Derbyshire MP Natascha Engel, Save Our Welly went to Chesterfield Borough Council to press the authority to grant... READ MORE...
Man Sought By Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Police Is Traced
Wednesday 4th March 2015
A man who was wanted by the police in connection with alleged offences in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, as previously reported HERE, has been traced.
Darren Brady, 37, was found in Manchester on Wednesday February 18th.
He will be questioned by officers from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire about an attempted robbery at Mastin Moor post office near Chesterfield on August 6th, 2014 and a robbery at a shop in Nottinghamshire in November 2014.
Borough Council Freezes Council Tax For 2nd Year Running
Wednesday 4th March 2015 Councillors have voted to freeze the amount of Council Tax paid by residents for services provided by Chesterfield Borough Council for the second year running.
The unanimous vote was taken at the council meeting on Thursday 26th February, to help hard-working families in the borough.
Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council's leader, said: "Despite the fact we are, again, facing a huge cut in the funding we receive from the Government, we have frozen Council Tax again to help families... READ MORE...
28 Day Sentence For A Newbold Nuisance Neighbour
Wednesday 4th March 2015 An anti-social neighbour in Chesterfield has been sent to a young offenders' institute for 28 days.
Joshua Hibbert, 19, of Arundel Close, received the sentence after flouting a court injunction which stopped him returning to his council flat in Newbold.
The injunction had been put in place by Chesterfield County Court following an application made by Chesterfield Borough Council.
The court heard Hibbert had a large number of visitors to his flat... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal Backs Hydration Campaign
Friday 27th February 2015 The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is making sure we're all kept watered to raise awareness of the importance of hydration.
The Trust held an awareness week last week to give people tips and advice about staying hydrated, the importance of taking in enough fluids and the dangers of dehydration.
Kelly Robinson is a Dietitian at the Royal, and says: "Dehydration can affect us at any age from young children, teenagers, adults and the elderly, but the reasons for this can be very different. We often hear that people..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Fatal Collision On Beetwell Street
Thursday 26th February 2015 Police are again appealing for witnesses as more information emerges following the death of an elderly pedestrian following a collision with a coach in Chesterfield.
At around 1.20pm on Wednesday, Feb 25th, a National Express coach was in collision with an 87-year-old man as it pulled out from the coach station onto Beetwell Street. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed until 5.45pm whilst police carried out inquiries. An investigation has been launched by the Derbyshire Police Collision Investigation Unit and witnesses to the collision are asked to call 101 with any information quoting incident 287 25/02/15.
Council Tax Freeze For North East Derbyshire Residents
Thursday 26th February 2015 North East Derbyshire District Council has frozen the amount of council tax households will pay for 2015/16.
Councillors agreed the freeze at its meeting on Monday 23rd February 2015, despite having to save £0.5m in 2015/16 and an anticipated £2.2m in the following two years (2016/17 and 2017/18). The Council also agreed a budget of £13.9m for 2015/16 and will continue to invest this in frontline services including leisure facilities and regenerating the District.
Council Leader, Councillor Graham Baxter MBE, said, "We are..." READ MORE...
Council Issues Advice About Scarlet Fever As Cases Increase
Thursday 26th February 2015 Public health officials from Derbyshire County Council are warning parents to look out for the symptoms of scarlet fever in their children as the number of local cases increases.
More cases are usually reported between March and April each year but there has been a 77% increase in Derbyshire so far this year with 39 cases compared to 22 in 2014. The previous year's increase was 22%.
To help prevent the spread of the disease, which most commonly occurs in children aged between two and eight, public health officers have published... READ MORE...
£69m Investment To Be Made In Chesterfield Council Homes
Tuesday 24th February 2015
A further £69 million investment is to be made in improving the condition of Chesterfield council homes.
Chesterfield Borough Council has agreed to the improvement programme after news that it will achieve the Government's Decent Homes standard in all 9,500 council homes it owns and manages by the end of March.
The standard requires all homes to meet set criteria that ensure they are warm, protected from the weather and have modern facilities... READ MORE...
Langwith Benefit Cheat Pleads Guilty
Tuesday 24th February 2015 A Langwith man has been prosecuted by Bolsover District Council following an investigation into his benefit claims dating back to April 2013.
David Hallam, 52, of The Woodlands, appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to claiming almost £6,500 in Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support to which he was not entitled.
Hallam had claimed Housing Benefit based on his partner's earnings but failed to declare when he returned to work from April 2013 and also... READ MORE...
Flooding Risk In Derbyshire - Have Your Say!
Wednesday 18th February 2015
Local residents are to be asked to give their views on Derbyshire County Council's plans for coordinating the management of flood risk in Derbyshire.
By law, the County Council has to publish a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS), that covers things like responsibilities for managing flooding and flood risk, sources of funding available and how the county council's flood risk management team can support the planning process, as well as how they will prioritise co-ordinating the management of flooding incidents. READ MORE...
'Hear All About It' At Hollingwood Hub
Wednesday 18th February 2015 The Chesterfield Canal Trust has unveiled the latest attraction at Hollingwood Hub in the shape of an 'audio post'.
Visitors enjoying the canal's attractions can simply wind a handle a few times to hear the machine play a short message. There are eight messages from which to choose - about the canal, the Trust and local history.
Wherever possible, the recordings were made by people who did the work or have detailed local knowledge - Dave France is a member of the Chesterfield Canal Trust Work Party and he tells the story of installing the massive... READ MORE...
Primary School Celebrates Chinese New Year At Vicar Lane
Wednesday 18th February 2015 Pupils at Mary Swanwick Primary School are busy designing and making a Chinese dragon to help celebrate Chinese New Year on Thursday February 19th.
It is part of one of the School and Community Projects suggested by Vicar Lane Shopping Centre.
Amanda Thomas from Vicar Lane Shopping Centre said, "The pupils at Mary Swanwick school have been involved in several artistic projects which have been displayed at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre in the past, including... READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Man, Andrew Bennett, Safe And Well
Monday 16th February 2015
Andrew Bennett, who was reported missing from hospital in Chesterfield, is safe and well.
Mr Bennett contacted his mother on Friday and has now returned to hospital.
Officers would like to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for Mr Bennett.
Police Appeal Over Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 13th February 2015 Police in Chesterfield have asked for help to trace Andrew Bennett who is missing from the town.
Mr Bennett, 43, went missing from Chesterfield Royal Hospital yesterday afternoon, Thursday February 12th and has not been seen since. He is 5ft 6ins tall, has short greying hair and a ginger beard. He was wearing a beige jacket with a grey hoody underneath and dark trousers.
Officers are appealing to Mr Bennett to contact them on 101. They would also like to speak to anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Mr Bennett.
Time To Talk About Mental Health
Friday 13th February 2015 A campaign to encourage people to speak openly about mental health issues is being supported by NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group and Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust.
'Time to Talk' encourages people across the nation to take five minutes to have a conversation about mental health. It's all part of an an anti-stigma initiative set up by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. One in four people experience mental health problems and many of those face stigma and discrimination as a result.
Chesterfield Football Club are dedicating their match against... READ MORE...
Council Debate Over 'Welly' Support Packs Public Galleries
Thursday 12th February 2015 "We're at the first step - it'll be a long fight - but we're up for it!" That was Andy Bell, from Friends Of The Wellington, as he addressed Chesterfield Borough Council last night in the chambers - during an impassioned and often emotional evening, when local councillors debated the petition to designate the pub an Asset of Community Value, and issue an Article 4 direction preventing development.
The public galleries were both open as people from New Whittington who use the pub packed in (it was noted by the Councillors that it was the only time since the 1984 miner's strike that they had opened the two sides of the gallery)... READ MORE...
'Show Your Support For The Welly' Says N E Derbyshire MP
Wednesday 11th February 2015
A campaign to save a New Whittington pub has stepped up a gear, with the support of North East Derbyshire's MP.
The Wellington pub has been bought by a property developer - New River Retail - with a view to turning the site into a Co-op convenience store.
The local community, backed by MP Natascha Engel, has formed a campaign group - Save Our Welly - to keep the premise run as a pub. Over 70 local people attended its campaign meeting on Monday night. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Is Robbed In Chesterfield
Wednesday 11th February 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed as he was walking along a street in Chesterfield.
The 29-year-old victim was walking along Crow Lane, between the railway bridge and the junction with Piccadilly Road, when he was punched by a man. The offenders then stole his wallet, which contained cash.
The victim believes three men may have been involved in the robbery, which happened at about 11.30pm on Sunday, January 18th. Police investigating the offence want to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have seen... READ MORE...
County Council Mobile Library Service Back Up And Running
Wednesday 11th February 2015
Derbyshire County Council's revised mobile library service is now up and running with new timetables available online.
The council started running revised routes in January as part of The Derbyshire Challenge to cut £157m from its budget by 2018.
It cost the authority £720,000 a year to run the existing service and proposals were drawn up using feedback from almost 8,000 residents who took part in a public consultation last year. READ MORE...
Chesterfield 'Cheques' Out Charities After Inaugural Marathon
Tuesday 10th February 2015 Over three thousand pounds has been donated to local good causes from funds raised by the inaugural Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon.
Many local charities will each receive a sum of £100 from organisers of the event - staged on September 14th 2014.
Representatives from eight of those - including Chesterfield Samaritans, Fairplay, Ashgate Hospice, Pathways, Helen's Trust, Sick Children's Trust, Chesterfield Sands and The Mayor's Appeal gathered at Maison Mes Amis... READ MORE...
Police Investigate Hate Crime At Chesterfield Rugby Ground
Monday 9th February 2015 Officers investigating a hate crime at a Chesterfield sports ground are appealing for information.
Offenders used spray paints to write the word 'Islam' and draw the Star of David on a playing area of the Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club on Dunston Road.
The criminal damage took place sometime between 9.30am on Thursday, January 22nd and 9.30am on Thursday, February 5th. Anyone with any information about the incident should call PC Kirsty Handby on 101, quoting crime number 5133/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Air Ambulance Soaring Thanks To Marks & Spencer
Monday 9th February 2015 Marks & Spencer Chesterfield have raised an amazing £1,023.79 after spending just four weeks fundraising over Christmas.
The store are also helping out the newly-opened Chesterfield charity shop by offering their retail expertise to new volunteers and shop staff. They are helping further develop the visual merchandising expertise and customer service.
A big thank you goes from all at the Air Ambulance Charity Shop to the kind staff of Marks & Spencer, Chesterfield, for all their generous contributions to the lifesaving service. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After House In Chesterfield Is Broken Into
Sunday 8th February 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses to a daytime burglary at a house in Chesterfield.
The offenders broke into a house in Spire Heights between 8.45am and 7.30pm on Monday, February 2nd. An Apple Macbook, two gold rings and a set of car keys were stolen during the break-in.
Police investigating want to hear from anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area during the day. Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting crime reference 4726/15 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Results of Brimington By-Election
Friday 6th February 2015 The results of the by-election to the Brimington division of Derbyshire County Council, held on Thursday 5th February 2015 are as follows:
• Tricia Gilby - Labour: 1293 votes
• Paul Christopher Stone - UKIP: 380 votes
• Mick Bagshaw - Independent: 157 votes
• John Edward Ahern - Liberal Democrat: 135 votes
• Lewis Mark Preston - Conservative: 120 votes
Tricia Gilby has been elected as the county councillor for the Brimington division of Derbyshire County Council.
Chesterfield College Chief Receives OBE
Friday 6th February 2015 Chair of the Chesterfield College Corporation, Frank Smith, receives an OBE for services to education in the New Year Honours List.
Frank has been at Chesterfield College for 22 years and Chair of the Corporation for 12 of those.
Prior to his role at the College, Frank spent 35 years working in the Human Resources team at Robinson Packaging Innovation, based in Chesterfield.
Stuart Cutforth, Principal at Chesterfield College says... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Fire Chief Acquitted
Thursday 5th February 2015 Following a trial held at Derby Crown Court from 26th January 2015 until the th4 February 2015, Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Sean Frayne, has been acquitted of all criminal charges (see story HERE).
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority acknowledges that the last year must have been difficult for everyone involved. As a matter of urgency, Members of the Fire & Rescue Authority will now meet and further information will be issued when available. Meanwhile interim arrangements remain in place for the on-going leadership of the Service, ensuring the continuing safety of the people of Derbyshire.
Chesterfield Family Going To Parliament To Tell Their Story
Thursday 5th February 2015 On Monday 9th February, a local family from Chesterfield will get the chance to speak to politicians, charity organisers and NHS policy makers, in Parliament, about the importance of children's organ donation.
Freya Bingham, 5 from Newbold, was born with a rare heart condition and required a transplant. Due to a shortage of registered donors her family faced an agonising two month wait whilst a suitable donor was found.
Fortunately, following a successful transplant, Freya is on the... READ MORE...
Appeal After 79 Year Old Has Bank Card Stolen In Supermarket
Wednesday 4th February 2015
Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had his bank card stolen whilst out shopping in Chesterfield.
The 79-year-old victim was using a cash machine at Morrisons Store on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, when he noticed a man stood nearby.
As the victim went inside the store he was followed by the man as he walked towards the toilets. The victim was then approached by two women who began distracting him while the man stole a bank card from his coat pocket. READ MORE...
Derbyshire MP Questions Government Over Flooding
Wednesday 4th February 2015
Natascha Engel, the Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, put a question to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in Parliament this week.
Ms Engel asked when the Department intends to deliver the sustainable drainage systems that were promised in the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.
The question came on the back of the high number of constituents who have contacted Ms Engel about problems with flooding. READ MORE...
Paramedic Gives A 'Thank You' To Brimington Residents
Tuesday 3rd February 2015 A Chesterfield paramedic has contacted The Chesterfield Post to ask for his heartfelt thanks to be passed on to a group of, "Very kind residents" who helped him and a colleague after their ambulance, which was transporting a poorly patient to hospital, got stuck in last week's snow.
The Paramedic, employed by East Midlands Ambulance Service, wrote to us expressing his gratitude for this act of kindness - which took place on the near Brimington on Thursday 29th January 2015 - saying that, without the assistance , the crew would have faced real difficulties. READ MORE...
Nine People Arrested As Part Of 'Operation Rainfall' In Creswell
Monday 2nd February 2015 Police in Bolsover have launched an operation to target offenders following a rise in burglaries and theft of bikes in the Creswell area.
Operation Rainfall sees officers teaming up to target offenders responsible for the crimes, along with offering support and reassurance to people living within the local community.
Over recent weeks, police have arrested nine people in connection with recent incidents, leading to the charge of one suspect, as a result of... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Missing Brimington Man To Make Contact
Thursday 29th January 2015 Police are asking missing man Graham Wragg to make contact, after he left his Brimington home without telling friends or family where he was going.
Graham Wragg (pictured left), left his house in Church Street in September last year and was reported missing to police earlier this month. Mr Wragg has previously spent time in Spain, particularly in Barcelona and Santander and officers believe he may have travelled to the country. The 52-year-old might not realise that he has been reported missing by his family. Officers are urging Mr Wragg to contact his family, or ring Derbyshire Constabulary on 101.
Iconic Chesterfield Hotel To Close
Thursday 29th January 2015 It's been confirmed that the iconic Chesterfield Hotel on Malkin street is to close on Saturday evening for the last time.
Staff - who had received no pay over December - and creditors, have been told by owners that they will receive the monies they are owed - with Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins saying his office will "continue to chase" the situation and called it "a sad day for all staff."
It is believed that the owners are to complete a feasibility study into whether an investment programme will be successful.
Students Pledge 'Never Again' For Holocaust Memorial Day
Wednesday 29th January 2015 Chesterfield College hosted a moving and emotional Holocaust Memorial Day event yesterday, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
After hearing Bernard Grunberg's moving story about his escape from Nazi Germany when he was just 15, a packed room full of students, staff and members of the local community made 'Never again' pledges.
The pledges were hung on a tree created by students at the college and will be on display in the Heart Space of the Infirmary Road campus for... READ MORE...
MP Dismayed Over Government's 'Failure To Protect Pubs'
Wednesday 29th January 2015 North East Derbyshire MP Natascha Engel has spoken of her frustration over the government's scuppering of a measure that would help protect community pubs - including New Whittington favourite The Wellington - from being converted to retail premises.
MPs voted on an amendment to the wide-ranging Infrastructure Bill last night, which would require planning permission to be sought before demolishing or converting a pub into a supermarket convenience store or other retail premises.
The proposal won the backing of 245 Labour and opposition MPs... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Is Assaulted In Chesterfield
Tuesday 27th January 2015 On Saturday, January 10th, at 11pm a Chesterfield man was out drinking in Brampton with his friends on Chatsworth Road when he was assaulted by a man.
He was punched in the face and knocked onto the road outside the Red Lion pub. An ambulance was called and took the man to hospital with a head injury.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Heather Saville at Chesterfield (North) Safer Neighbourhood Team using the 101 non-emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Warning Over Prescription Drugs Stolen In Chesterfield
Sunday 25th January 2015 At 3:30am on Friday 23rd January, a burglary occurred at Lloyds Pharmacy, Wardgate Way, Chesterfield and a substantial amount of drugs were taken, including Amitriptylin, Amoxicillin, dehydrocodone, DHC, Diclofenac, Diazepam, Clonezepam, Nitrazepam and Nizatadine.
Police warn taking any of these drugs could be dangerous if you're not prescribed them, they're taken in the wrong doses or with other medication. Clonazepam is used to stop the effects of epileptic fits and particularly dangerous if used incorrectly. If you have any information regarding the burglary please call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting Crime ref 3107/15, Incident no. 51 23/1/15
Minister For Education Goes 'Back To School' In Staveley
Saturday 24th January 2015 Minister of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, was in Staveley on Thursday afternoon to see for herself what she termed, "the excellent things they're doing" at Netherthorpe School.
The Right Hon Ms Morgan was met on arrival by Netherthorpe's Headteacher Alan Senior, Head Boy Ronan Kelly, Head Girl Aureliah Chanzu and Deputy Prefects Sasha Bestwick, Rebecca Sawdon and Gabrielle Collins - before touring the school site and speaking to staff and pupils about their educational experiences.
The school, which became an Academy in 2012 and... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Jewellery And Laptops Stolen In Burglary In Chesterfield
Friday 23rd January 2015
Burglars have stolen a television, two laptops and items of jewellery after breaking into a house in Chesterfield.
The offenders broke in through a back window of the house, in Swaddale Avenue, between 8.30am and 6pm on Thursday, January 22nd.
Among the items stolen were an LG television and two Toshiba laptops. Three rings were also taken - one was gold, with emerald and opal stones, the second was gold with sapphire and opal stones, and the third was gold with a... READ MORE...
Borough Councillors Recommended To Freeze Council Tax
Thursday 22nd January 2015 Borough councillors in Chesterfield are to be recommended to freeze Chesterfield Borough Council's portion of Council Tax for a second year running.
Councillors will vote on the motion to be proposed by the council's leader, Councillor John Burrows, at the council meeting on 26th February, as part of the council's commitment to help hard-working families in the borough.
This comes despite the news that Chesterfield again is one of 19 authorities in the country facing the biggest spending cut in Government grant... READ MORE...
Holocaust Survivor To Speak At Chesterfield Event
Tuesday 20th January 2015 A Holocaust survivor is to speak at an event in Chesterfield to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Bernard Grunberg, will speak at the event at Chesterfield College, Infirmary Road from 11.30am on Tuesday 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
The event is organised by Chesterfield Borough Council's Equality and Diversity Forum with the Derbyshire Law Centre, Derbyshire Constabulary and Chesterfield College. READ MORE...
County Council Approves Plans To Consult On B_LINE
Tuesday 20th January 2015 Councillors have today (Tuesday, January 20th) approved plans to consult on changes to the county's student travel scheme, b_line, which could see an extra 6,000 young people in Derbyshire benefit from cut-price bus and rail journeys.
Changes to the scheme, which was launched in 2001 and is for young people aged 11 to 19 who are resident in Derbyshire, are needed because the county council must make cuts of £157m by 2018.
These proposed changes, plus funding from other sources, could... READ MORE...
Air Ambulance Patient Helps The Charity Open It's 30th Shop
Tuesday 20th January 2015 A former patient of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was on hand to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of The Air Ambulance Service's (TAAS's) 30th Charity shop.
TAAS, the parent DLRAA and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), opened their new Charity shop at number 22 on Burlington Street in Chesterfield. It will be their first Charity shop in the Chesterfield area.
Mark Graham, who was rescued by DLRAA, performed the ribbon cutting ceremony at the shop on Burlington Street. READ MORE...
Body Found In Search For Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 16th January 2015
Officers searching for missing man Alistair Gosney have discovered a body in a field near Chesterfield.
The body was found at 2.30pm on Thursday January 15th, off Lower Alley in Calow by officers. Mr Gosney's car was found nearby. A formal identification has not yet been made. Mr Gosney was reported missing from his home in Chesterfield on Monday January 12th.
Officers would like to thank everyone who has helped in the search.
Huge Boost Announced For Tourism And Jobs In Chesterfield
Friday 16th January 2015 A £400 million tourism development that will bring more than 1,300 jobs to Chesterfield has been welcomed as a further sign of the borough’s economic strength.
Chesterfield Borough Council and Destination Chesterfield, the town's marketing campaign, both say the news that the Peak Resort project will soon get underway shows the private sector's confidence about investing in the borough.
News about the start of work on the integrated all-weather, year round leisure, health, sport and education destination was formally announced by... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Over Whereabouts Of Missing Chesterfield Man
Tuesday 13th January 2015 Police are appealing for help to trace 26-year-old man who is missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Alastair Gosney was reported missing yesterday evening (Monday, January 12th). He had last had contact with a friend just before midnight on Sunday, January 11th.
He is thought to be driving a 53-registration, silver Saab 9-3 Vector.
Mr Gosney, from the Newbold / Stand Road area, is white, 5ft 10in tall, with a slim to medium build, short blonde hair and green eyes... READ MORE...
Police Release CCTV Of Man In Connection With Robbery
Tuesday 13th January 2015
Police in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have released images of a man they would like to talk to about offences in the two counties.
Darren Brady, 38, has links to Manchester, Sheffield, Chesterfield and Matlock.
Officers would like to speak to him in connection with an attempted robbery at Mastin Moor post office near Chesterfield on August 6th, 2014 and a robbery at a shop in Nottinghamshire in November 2014. READ MORE...
Urgent Appeal To Give Blood In Chesterfield This January
Wednesday 7th January 2015 This January, NHS Blood And Transplant have an urgent appeal for donors to come forward and help them maintain healthy blood stocks.
All blood types are needed, but particularly 'O' Groups to maintain life saving supplies. With heavy demand for blood and many people taking extended holidays over this Christmas and New Year period, they say that they have seen falling stock levels.
It's a sobering thought but, every day, hospitals in England and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Woman Is Robbed In Chesterfield
Wednesday 7th January 2015 A woman was allegedly pushed into an alleyway in a robbery where a man made off with her mobile phone and jacket in Chesterfield.
On Thursday, January 1st, 2015, between 4.00am and 4.15am, an 18-year-old woman was making her way home when she was pushed into an alleyway and robbed. The victim had left a bar in the town centre and was walking up Corporation Street toward the Vibe Bar where she tried to catch a taxi.
She walked towards an estate agent on the corner of Holywell... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Theft From A Vehicle In Hasland
Wednesday 7th January 2015 Police are appealing for information after items were stolen from a vehicle in Hasland, Chesterfield.
Between 8pm on Sunday 4th January and 7.45am on Monday 5th January, thieves broke into a blue BMW parked on Seagrave Drive in Hasland. A Garmin sat-nav, prescription glasses and Reebok sports holdall were stolen from within.
Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area, is asked to contact PCSO Scott Wilson on 101, quoting crime number 643/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Robbery At House In Brimington
Monday 5th January 2015 Derbyshire Police say that on Thursday, December 18th at 7.30pm three men broke into a house on Station Road by throwing a boulder through a patio door.
Once inside, they asked the homeowner where the safe was and, finding out there was no safe in the property, the men continued to search the premises. They stole an amount of cash and a number of phones. Police say the men all had their faces covered and were wearing gloves, and spoke with Sheffield accents. Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Mark Woodcock at Chesterfield police station on the 101 number or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
NEDDC Announce New Aldi Store Set For Eckington
Friday 2nd January 2015 Eckington is set for a regeneration boost as North East Derbyshire District Council has given approval for a new Aldi store to be built in the town.
The new supermarket will bring jobs to the town and broaden the retail choice for consumers, meaning they are more likely to stay and shop in Eckington rather than spending their money in nearby towns and villages.
The Council's Planning Committee gave approval for the former Northgate Information Solutions building on Littlemoor Road to be... READ MORE...
Borough Council Branding Changed For First Time In 40 Years
Friday 2nd January 2015 New branding is being introduced to help Chesterfield Borough Council improve customer service, generate more income and save on future design costs.
The council's branding was originally created 40 years ago and so was not designed with modern publishing needs in mind, particularly for websites or social media.
The new visual identity, produced by Chesterfield-based company Crush Design, continues to feature the town's famous Crooked Spire and is designed to help attract more people to use services that generate income, such as... READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Man Found Safe And Well
Friday 2nd January 2015
David Saunders, 67, who was missing from hospital in Chesterfield, has been found safe and well.
Mr Saunders was reported missing on December 19th, but as a result of publicity in the Chesterfield Post, other local media and on Facebook, he has been traced.
A member of the public gave officers vital information which led them to where he is staying. The Chesterfield Post and Officers from Derbyshire Police would like to thank everyone who helped the police to find Mr Saunders.
Roads & Transport Disruption Update - Monday 29th Dec
Monday 29th December 2014 Due to freezing temperatures, the road conditions across Chesterfield remain difficult in places.
Gritters and snow ploughs have continued operating across Derbyshire throughout the last few days, and will continue to do so.
The County Council says that primary and secondary routes have been gritted today and they will continue to grit secondary routes during this afternoon.
With the Met Office forecasting a dry but cold day with good sunny... READ MORE...
Absconded Prisoner Back In Custody
Monday 29th December 2014
Derbyshire police has said that Sean Sisson ,who absconded from an open prison in Lincolnshire, is back in custody.
Sisson, 27, who is serving seven years imprisonment for robbery and arson, absconded from North Sea Camp near Boston in Lincolnshire during the evening of Monday December 22nd.
He handed himself in at Chesterfield police station on Boxing Day afternoon.
Missing Dronfield Man, Andrew Bennett, Safe And Well
Sunday 28th December 2014 Andrew Bennett from Dronfield, who was reported missing yesterday, has returned home safe and well.
Mr Bennett had last been seen leaving his home address in Cecil Road yesterday morning (Saturday 27th December). (Story HERE)
The 43-year-old returned home earlier this afternoon (Sunday 28th December).
Police would like to thank anyone who shared the appeal for information on Mr Bennett's whereabouts.
New Cancer Centre Planned For Chesterfield
Friday 19th December 2014 Macmillan Cancer Support and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have just submitted plans for a new state-of-the art cancer centre to be built at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
This exciting new development will mean that people with cancer in North Derbyshire will be able to receive their vital treatment, care and support in one purpose-built facility - providing joined up services closer to home.
The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre has been designed to improve local services and facilities - offering the same high-quality care in... READ MORE...
A Ho-Ho-Hospital Visit From Chesterfield Players
Friday 19th December 2014
Chesterfield Manager Paul Cook and his players brought an early Christmas surprise to young patients in the Nightingale Ward of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital at Calow yesterday.
The Spireite players also took along some Christmas cheer as they greeted the youngsters at their bedsides and handed out goodie bags packed full of gifts, bought after the players and management team had a private collection before their morning training session, which was then passed on to the Community Trust team, allowing the goodie bags to be filled with even more treats for the... READ MORE...
New College Building Being Constructed Next To A61
Wednesday 17th December 2014
A new Chesterfield College building set to house studies in building services such as joinery and painting and decorating has begun construction next to the A61, opposite the College's existing campus on Infirmary Road.
Set for completion in September 2015, the foundations are now in place and the first steel column was erected during a ceremony with new Principal and Chief Executive, Stuart Cutforth and Principal Contractor, Henry Boot Construction Limited this week. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal For Chesterfield Dog Owner To Come Forward
Monday 15th December 2014 Police are appealing for the owner of a dog that bit a runner in a Chesterfield park to come forward.
The victim was jogging through Holmebrook Valley Park, off Water Meadow Lane, at about 9am on Wednesday, December 10th, when the incident happened. She ran around a corner and was confronted by a large German Shepherd, which then bit her on the arm. The woman needed hospital treatment and has been left shaken by the incident.
Police would like to speak to the owner of the dog and are... READ MORE...
Police Concerned For Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 12th December 2014 Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who went missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Carl Mason was seen by a relative at his home in Endowood Road, Chesterfield, on the evening of Monday, December 1st, but has not been seen since.
The 48-year-old is believed to have left home in a silver Ford Fiesta, the registration plate of which starts with YP56.
Mr Mason is white, about 5ft 6ins, of slim build and with... READ MORE...
Application Submitted For New Retail Site In Clay Cross
Friday 12th December 2014 The regeneration of Clay Cross, in North Derbyshire, has taken a step forward as the owner of a 204 acre site, St. Modwen, has applied for planning consent for a 21,500 sq ft discount food store and restaurant on the A61.
This is the first stage of development for a new local centre at the site, which will form the focal point for the wider development. Should planning consent be granted, work could begin in spring 2015 on the new discount food store and drive through
St. Modwen is undertaking this significant development at... READ MORE...
Derbyshire's School Catering Service Wins National Award
Friday 12th December 2014
School cooks across Derbyshire are toasting their success after winning a national award.
Derbyshire County Council's schools catering service has been named the "Most improved performer for education catering" for 2014.
The awards were presented by the Association of Public Service Excellence based on cost, quality and value for money across a whole range of local government services. READ MORE...
More New Jobs Are An Early Christmas Present At Markham
Thursday 11th December 2014 A new family pub and restaurant development has opened on Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site in time for Christmas bringing 47 jobs to the area.
Marston's Inns and Taverns, which provides pubs throughout the UK, selected Markham Vale off M1 junction 29A near Chesterfield to build its new pub restaurant called The Little Castle.
Located next to McDonald's, the pub restaurant offers an extensive food and drinks menu, including daily carvery, in a family-friendly setting. READ MORE...
Santa Really Is In 'Wonderland' In Eckington This Christmas
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Santa is not just living next door to, but living with Alice In Wonderland in Eckington.
The the local town team have worked very hard not to be late - for the annual 'Very Important Date' - Christmas!
All the family are welcome to visit the special 'Alice In Wonderland' themed grotto at Southgate.
The grotto will be open very Thursday, Friday and Saturday until... READ MORE...
Think 'Youthinc' For County Youth Services
Wednesday 10th December 2014 A new identity for all youth services offered to Derbyshire's young people was launched on Friday.
Young people, youth workers and invited special guests celebrated 'YOUTHINC' - a brand designed by and for young people to badge up all Derbyshire County Council youth services.
A YOUTHINC website, launched in February this year, continually offers county young people vital information about: Something to do; Something to learn; Somewhere to go; Someone to talk to; Something to say. READ MORE...
Police Offer Reassurances Over Dog Thefts In North Derbyshire
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Police have offered reassurance to the public following reports of alleged dog thefts in the north of the county.
Oofficers are aware of recent Facebook messages that refer to a van that has been seen in the area, which is linked to dog thefts, several people reporting their concerns directly to officers. Police have made enquiries and can now confirm that the van has not been seen in the county in recent weeks and the allegations of theft are unfounded. However, dog owners should always keep their animals under control to prevent any theft or loss. Anyone who has any information about crime can contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 or if a crime is in progress on 999.
Appeal After Inappropriate Comments Made To 16 Year Old Girl
Monday 8th December 2014 Officers are appealing for information after a man made inappropriate comments to a girl in Chesterfield.
At around 5pm on Wednesday, December 3rd, a 16-year-old girl was waiting outside a store on Saltergate, Chesterfield, when she was approached by a man who began making inappropriate, sexual comments to her. The girl then walked away.
The offender is described as having a full grey beard and grey hair. He was wearing a black puffa jacket, grey trousers with blue patches on the knee and is believed to have been using a Zimmer-frame. Officers have since arrested... READ MORE...
Winner Announced In MP's Christmas Card Design Competition
Monday 8th December 2014 Children from a Chesterfield school have been busy with paint, glue and glitter following a challenge set by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins to design his Christmas Card.
Toby sends Christmas Cards to over 3000 people, business and organisations across Chesterfield and Staveley, to other MP's and even as far afield as the Prime Minister and the Queen!
Toby congratulated winning artist Charlotte Morgan, year 6, commenting that her design looked like the Crooked Spire and Big Ben - so was a... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Property In Walton Is Damaged
Monday 8th December 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision that caused extensive damage to a fence and some trees in Walton near Chesterfield.
At about 8.30pm on Thursday November 27th, a white Mini, with a black roof, was seen outside Cherry Tree Farm on Matlock Road in Walton. It appeared to a passer-by that the car had caused the damage. The female driver was being assisted by two men who had both been driving white vans.
Anyone who has any information about the damage should contact PC Dave Motais on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Charged With Drink Driving After Collision In Chesterfield
Monday 8th December 2014 A 30-year-old man has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol after a two-car collision in Chesterfield.
The collision, in Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood, involved a Ford Mondeo and a Skoda Fabia. No-one was injured in the incident, which happened at about 9.30pm on Saturday, December 6th. The driver of the Mondeo was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving and has now been charged.
Jason Jones, 30, of Creswell Road, Clowne, Chesterfield, was bailed and is due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court on January 2nd.
Mayor And Mayoress Of Chesterfield Light Up New Whittington
Monday 8th December 2014 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield switched on the Christmas lights of New Whittington this weekend - as the village launched it's first Christmas Market.
Families enjoyed festive treats, raffles and games at St Patrick's Hall and carols were sung. There was also a visit from Santa himself!
Having attended the Village Fayre in the Summer, the Mayor, Cllr Alexis Diouf declared himself delighted to be back, telling the crowd, "We loved how welcoming the place was and tonight has been the same! I hope next year..." READ MORE...
Police Issue CCTV Image To Trace Possible Witnesses
Friday 5th November 2014 Derbyshire Police officers who are investigating a robbery in Chesterfield, have issued a CCTV image of people they are trying to trace.
The three people in the image could have witnessed the robbery which took place on Station Road in the town.
It happened at 11.45am on Sunday August 17th, when a 38-year-old local man was apparently hit on the head and cash was stolen from him. The details of the offence are unclear because the victim was unable to remember exactly... READ MORE...
Businesses Urged To Guard Against Mandate Fraudsters
Friday 5th December 2014
Derbyshire detectives have issued a warning to urge business owners to be on their guard against mandate fraudsters.
Mandate fraud takes place when fraudsters claim to be from an organisation or supplier that a business will regularly make payments to.
The fraudster will ask the business owner to change over the details of a direct debit, standing order or bank transfer mandate so that any funds are sent directly to them, rather than to the genuine supplier. READ MORE...
Supporters Due In Court Over Disorder At Spireites v Blades
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Seven men are due to appear at court in connection with clashes between rival fans at a football match in Chesterfield.
The men have been charged with public order offences after disorder at the match between Chesterfield FC and Sheffield United, which took place on October 4th.
Police carried out surveillance during the match and later arrested a group of men on suspicion of committing public order offences.
Seven of the men have now been charged. They are... READ MORE...
Every Campaigner Helps! Tesco Backs Down In Pub Take Over
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Celebrations tonight after it was confirmed that Tesco are no longer planning to turn the Crispin Pub into a Tesco Express.
As we reported HERE back in March, the pub, on Ashgate Road, has been the subject of a large campaign by residents, who say that it's closure would take away a vital part of the community.
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield - who has long supported the campaign - confirmed the news earlier tonight, issuing a statement which said, "Have had a phone call from Tesco to say that they won't now be going ahead..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Graffiti Damage In North Wingfield
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Police are appealing for information following graffiti damage in the North Wingfield area.
Officers received reports from residents regarding graffiti that had been sprayed on the fence panels of their properties along the public footpath leading from Station Road to New Street in North Wingfield and is believed to have taken place overnight between 8pm on Friday, November 28th and 6pm on Saturday, November 29th. Anyone with any information relating to the incident is asked to call PC David Price on 101, quoting crime number 50629/14 or you can report a crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Young People Hail 'Made In Chesterfield' Week A Success
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 More than 400 students from North East Derbyshire's schools have hailed Chesterfield's very first manufacturing festival, Made in Chesterfield, a success.
The week (10th - 14th November), which was coordinated by Destination Chesterfield, featured a programme of manufacturing dedicated events.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield kicked off the festival by unveiling a new sculpture outside Chesterfield Coach Station, which was a collaboration between, Franke Sissons Ltd's apprentices and students from... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After A Car In Tupton Is Damaged With A Brick
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle was damaged on a layby in Tupton, Chesterfield.
Officers received reports of a man that was believed to be using a brick to cause damage to a vehicle in the area.
The vehicle, a silver coloured Volkswagen Golf, was parked on a layby close to the Royal Oak pub in Tupton when the incident took place at around 3:15pm on Wednesday November 19th. The offender was described as a white, around 5 foot 8ins tall and wearing a dark coloured jumper. READ MORE...
Candlelit Vigils Show Support For Victims Of Domestic Abuse
Friday 28th November 2014 Simultaneous candlelit vigils are to be held in four Derbyshire towns next week to raise awareness about domestic abuse and the support services available to victims.
North Derbyshire, South Derbyshire, Amber Valley and Erewash and High Peak and Derbyshire Dales Domestic and Sexual Abuse Action Groups - which are all working to tackle domestic abuse with support from Derbyshire County Council - will hold the vigils on Wednesday 3rd December.
Research shows that one in three women and one in six men will... READ MORE...
Land For Sale By Auction On Behalf Of National Grid
Thursday 13th November 2014
Freehold Land of c.2.29 acres in Whittington Moor, with possible development potential (subject to consents) for sale by auction.
For further inquiries please call:
Mat Harris at Lambert Smith Hampton on 020 7198 2229
Can You Help Us Trace The Family Of A Young WWI Soldier?
Friday 28th November 2014
We have received a letter from Australia, asking readers of The Chesterfield Post for their help in tracing the family of a young soldier killed in action.
The letter, from a Marg O'Leary of the Fromelles Association, reads as follows and, as ever, your help would be very much appreciated.
Re: 1640 Pte Arthur George SMITH, 32rd Battalion Australian Imperial Forces AIF
Born 1894, Killed in action, 20th July 1916, Battle of Fromelles. READ MORE...
Public Meeting Sees Villagers Vow To Save Popular Pub
Friday 28th November 2014 "People don't realise until these places are gone what a big difference they make! Can we manage without another convenience store? Yes. Can we manage without the Wellington? No!"
That was New Whittington resident Dave Tagg speaking at a public meeting attended by over 200 people last night (Thursday 27th November), set up to discuss plans to turn what they say is a 'much needed' community pub into a convenience store - believed to be a Co-op.
Marston's Brewery are responsible for the day... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield Church 'Branches Out' To Celebrate Community
Friday 28th November 2014 The most iconic church in Chesterfield is 'branching out' in the community this Christmas, with visitors flocking to the newest exhibition in the town - and organisers saying they are humbled by its success.
The 'Festival of Christmas Trees', currently featuring at The Crooked Spire, is an innovative and creative way of raising awareness of the wealth of charities and businesses throughout Chesterfield and has involved those organisations wishing to take part decorating a tree that reflects their ethos - trees range from The Royal British Legion, and Chesterfield Sands, to schools and local businesses such as Specsavers and salondm - to huge acclaim from residents... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Receives Visit From Namibian High Commissioner
Thursday 27th November 2014 Chesterfield has been pleased to receive the High Commissioner of Namibia, Steve Katjiuanjo, today - to pay tribute to the 20th year anniversary of twinning between the town and Tsumeb in Africa.
The High Commissioner took up the post, based in London, in December 2013, having begun his political life as a student agitator before becoming a senior civil servant in the Prime Minister's cabinet in 1997 - becoming Permanent Secretary in 2005 and latterly, Justice Secretary in 2007.
His Excellency and his wife, Christophine, have spent the... READ MORE...
Toby Perkins MP Joins 'Small Business Saturday' Bus Tour
Tuesday 25th November 2014 Local MP and Shadow Small Business Minister, Toby Perkins, lent his support to the UK's Small Business Saturday - when small, independent businesses in communities across the country are placed in the national spotlight - by joining a nationwide bus tour on its stop in Chesterfield at the weekend, to promote the event to both consumers and small business owners.
The liveried Small Business Saturday bus, was due to tour the region with it's message, as well as the on-board representatives of Barclays' Digital Eagles and the O2 Angels, providing support and advice for consumers and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Cat Is Shot By Man With Air Rifle In Clowne
Tuesday 25th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses after a cat was shot by an air weapon in Clowne.
Officers were called to Slaley Lane in Clowne following reports that a cat had been shot by what is believed to have been an air rifle. The incident happened at around 4.25pm on Thursday, November 20th.
Police are looking to trace a man who was seen in the area around the time of the incident. He is described as white, around 6ft tall and of big build. He wore camouflage clothing, including a camo hat and spoke with a deep voice... READ MORE...
Borough Council Confirms Rights For Variable Hours Workers
Tuesday 25th November 2014
Chesterfield Borough Council has passed a policy which confirms that staff on variable hours contracts will continue to have the same rights as other employees.
These rights include: Holiday entitlement; Sick pay based on the number of hours worked in the previous 12 weeks; and Access to training courses.
The council's Employment and General Committee agreed the new policy developed with the unions UNISON, GMB and UNITE. READ MORE...
It's 'Strictly' Festive At Chesterfield's Xmas Lights Switch-On
Monday 24th november 2014 The stage was set for the festive season in Chesterfield yesterday as thousands packed into New Square to celebrate the switching on of the town's Christmas lights by stars of this year's panto and local dignitaries (oh, and Santa himself!).
The day had begun with a traditional Christmas market, with entertainment and attractions situated through the town. A roadshow by local radio station Peak FM also kept the gathering crowds entertained until darkness fell.
Students from local theatre school 'Chesterfield... READ MORE & VIDEO...
NEDDC Put Ridgeway Craft Centre Up For Sale
Monday 24th November 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council has placed Ridgeway Craft Centre up for sale and is inviting expressions of interest from eligible community organisations across the District.
The Craft Centre, on Main Road, in Ridgeway, was recently designated as an asset of community value which means that the owner is required to give notice of an intended sale, allowing eligible community interest groups up to six weeks' to register an expression of interest to bid for the property.
Anyone interested has until 25th December 2014 to register... READ MORE...
Shadow Chancellor Opens New Production Line In Clay Cross
Friday 21st November 2014
Shadow chancellor, Ed Balls MP and North East Derbyshire MP, Natascha Engel, officially opened Worcester Bosch Group's new gas boiler production line at the company's Clay Cross factory on Thursday 20th November.
The two MP's were welcomed with a tour of the factory, which is home to Worcester's Oil-fired Centre of Excellence and produces around 25,000 oil-fired boilers each year, before cutting the ribbon on a new £2.5 million production assembly line, that will see gas boilers manufactured specifically for export... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Fake Caller Steals From Elderly Woman In Distraction Burglary
Friday 21st November 2014 A woman had cash stolen from her house by a distraction burglar who claimed to be from social services.
The 67-year-old victim was at home in Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, when she was visited yesterday afternoon - Thursday, November 20th.
The offender claimed to be a social worker and was invited into the house, where she then asked for a glass of water and later went upstairs for a short time.
It was after the offender had left that the victim realised cash... READ MORE...
Winning Partnership Is A Breath Of Fresh Air For Patients
Friday 21st November 2014 Patients with lung conditions are celebrating having their lives radically transformed by a health initiative launched 12 months ago by NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the British Lung Foundation.
The scheme is also being supported by Chesterfield Football Club, which hosted the first anniversary event.
Over 100 patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have benefited from the scheme which has resulted in dramatic... READ MORE...
College Students Win Gold To Put Chesterfield On Skills Map
Friday 21st November 2014 It was party time last Saturday night at Birmingham's NEC when two Chesterfield College students brought home Gold from World Skills UK, the biggest skills competition in the country.
Jennifer Jarvis from Alfreton won Gold in the Advanced Nail Art category whilst Blake Robey from Mansfield won Gold in the Automotive Refinishing section.
Jennifer, who started studying hairdressing as a mature learner, moving onto nail technology as a Part Time student at Level 2 and 3 explains, "Thank you to my tutors Keron, Michaela and Sharon for all your support! I've..." READ MORE...
Spireite Receives Banning Order After JPT Wembley Final Fight
Wednesday 19th November 2014 A football fan from Chesterfield has been given a football banning order for his involvement in a fight after the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley.
Ryan Saint was arrested after the clash between Chesterfield FC and Peterborough United supporters at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, March 30th. The 24-year-old was charged with affray, which he admitted at Harrow Crown Court.
Saint, of Shaw Street, Chesterfield, was given an 18-month community order, told to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work and handed the three-year... READ MORE...
CCTV Images Released After Thefts And Fraud In The Area
Friday 14th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield have released CCTV images of people they would like to speak to in connection with a number of shoplifting and fraud offences across the division.
The offences occurred at stores in Chesterfield and the Amber Valley between August and October this year. Items stolen include alcohol, food, cash, clothes and electrical equipment.
Officers are encouraging members of the public to help aid their investigations by identifying the people shown in the CCTV images... READ MORE...
Spireite Jailed After Fight During Local Derby Match
Friday 14th November 2014 A Chesterfield FC supporter has been jailed and banned from attending matches for seven years for a fight during the recent Sheffield United match.
Steven Hill, 28, was arrested for a public order offence after a fight outside the Donkey Derby pub on the day of the match. The incident took place during the second half of the SkyBet League One clash between the teams on Saturday, October 4th.
Hill, of Chiltern Court, Chesterfield, was charged with a public... READ MORE...
Tributes To Twin Town Darmstadt - Centre For Comet Landing
Thursday 13th November 2014 The Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Alexis Diouf, has this morning paid tribute to the efforts of scientists at the European Space Agency, in Chesterfield's twin town of Darmstadt, as they analyse and celebrate the success of the Rosetta Mission - which has seen a robot probe, Philae, land on a comet.
His Worship said he is delighted for the team in Germany in a town he has been proud to visit recently, "We would like to pass on our congratulations to our Twin Town of Darmstadt in their involvement in the ESA Launch and successful landing on the comet." READ MORE...
Launch For Chesterfield's Latest Landmark
Thursday 13th November 2014 Chesterfield's latest landmark, 'Growth', the sculpture at Hornsbridge Island, has been officially launched.
Chesterfield's Mayor, Councillor Alexis Diouf, switched on the low-energy lights which will illuminate the sculpture at a ceremony held yesterday evening.
The project, led by Chesterfield Borough Council, was in response to requests from local businesses to improve the gateways into the town centre.
The sculpture was designed by Derbyshire-based artist... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Town 'Steels' Itself During 'Made In Chesterfield' Week
Thursday 13th November 2014 Chesterfield Champion Franke Sissons Ltd, kicked off an entire week dedicated to celebrating the town's manufacturing heritage, by unveiling a brand new sculpture which has been designed and made by the firm's apprentices and students from Parkside School.
The unveiling of the sculpture at Chesterfield Coach Station was the start of a series of Made in Chesterfield events organised by Destination Chesterfield.
The week is designed to celebrate the town's manufacturing heritage as well as raise awareness of the wealth of job and career opportunities in the... READ MORE...
Police Appeal To Trace Owner Of 3 Horses In New Tupton Area
Thursday 13th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information to help trace the owner of three horses which were found loose in the New Tupton area.
At around 4.40pm on Friday, October 24th, police received reports of three untethered horses which were seen loose on the Wingerworth, Tupton stretch of the A61. It is believed that they had escaped from the old Cricket Field at the rear of Nethermoor Road, New Tupton, and all three were returned by passers-by.
On Tuesday, November 4th, two of the horses were taken... READ MORE...
Appeal After Vehicle Window Is Smashed In Chesterfield
Thursday 13th November 2014 Police are appealing for information after a car window was smashed in a Chesterfield car park.
At around 10am on Thursday, November 6th, a brick was used to smash the rear windscreen of a vehicle that was parked in The Court House car park on Tapton Lane, Chesterfield. A bank card was also taken from the red coloured Vauxhall Corsa.
Officers would like to speak to a man who was seen in the area around the time of the incident. He was wearing a distinctive grey coloured hoody... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Comes Together To Honour The Fallen
Tuesday 11th November 2014 On the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, Chesterfield, as it always does, fell silent to honour and remember those who have fallen in conflicts recent and past.
Shops and schools throughout the town paid their respects with silence - and in the centre of Chesterfield, thousands gathered around the Cenotaph opposite the Town Hall to mark the moment in public.
Council leaders and staff joined the Deputy Mayor - Cllr Denise Hawksworth and her consort Mr Tony Rogers, on the steps of the... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Police Appeal After Assault And Robbery In Chesterfield Pub
Tuesday 11th November 2014
Police are appealing for the public's help to identify a man in connection with a theft in Chesterfield.
On Sunday, November 9th, between 11.41pm and 11.45pm, a man forced entry into The Stonegravels public house on Sheffield Road in Chesterfield.
The suspect made his way upstairs, forced open a door and came across the manager of the pub; the suspect punched the man before stealing a large amount of money from the property. READ MORE...
Police & New Whittington School Team Up To Tackle Speeding
Tuesday 11th November 2014
Police have been teaming up with youngsters from New Whittington Primary School to target speeding motorists in the area.
Officers from the Whittington and Barrow Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team visited the school on Tuesday, November 4th, as part of a Speed Watch initiative, to remind drivers of their speed and the importance of safe and considerate driving.
The children joined PCSO's Jane Clawson, Sheila Rooksby and Claire Wikeley to carry out the speed checks on Handley Road in New Whittington. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Schools Support Anti-Bullying Week
Tuesday 11th November 2014 Schools and children's homes across Derbyshire are taking part in a week of activities to beat bullying.
National Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from 17th to 21st November, is supported by Derbyshire County Council which is taking part in a national trial to raise awareness of homophobia, racism, anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse.
This year's message is stopping bullying for all, with a special focus on disabled children and those with special educational needs who are significantly more likely to experience bullying. READ MORE...
Are You An Old Cestrefeldian? Then Read On...
Monday 10th November 2014 Calling all Old Cestrefeldians! The School's WW1 and WW2 War Memorial boards have been returned to the old Grammar School site on Sheffield Road from where they were removed in 1967 when the School relocated to new premises at Brookside.
They were left there in 1991 when the School closed after nearly 400 years of history and the site became Brookfield Community School, with the latter becoming their guardians until now.
The move has been made possible by the generous support of... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Takes Pride In Remembering
Monday 10th November 2014
They came to remember and, in scenes replicated across the UK, Chesterfield's veterans shared their private memories of war on the most public of occasions - Remembrance Sunday - this year, the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One.
At 11am, the town came to a standstill as villages, shops and supermarkets observed one minute's silence to honour the fallen of many wars. Services of Remembrance were also held at various points across Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire throughout the day - with more... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Man Arrested Following Police Drug Warrant In Eckington
Saturday 8th November 2014 A man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after officers executed a warrant at a property in Eckington.
At around 9.30am on Tuesday, November 4th, police carried out a warrant at an address on Market Street, Eckington, and discovered more than 40 suspected cannabis plants and associated equipment inside. It is believed that the electric meter at the property had also been bypassed and has since been made safe. A 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was later bailed pending further inquiries. If you have any information relating to suspected drugs activity or criminality in your area, call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Blind Chesterfield Veteran To March At London Cenotaph
Friday 7th November 2014 A registered blind ex-soldier from Derbyshire will be remembering friends and family killed in action when he takes part in the Remembrance Sunday march to the Cenotaph with Blind Veterans UK.
Brian Eldridge, 67 and from Chesterfield, will be taking part in the annual commemorations in London on Sunday 9th November with Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision impaired ex-Service men and women.
Brian, who served with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps for nine years, says he will "dedicate the two minutes' silence to people who are close..." READ MORE...
Police Investigate Sudden Death Of Man At Chesterfield College
Thursday 6th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield are investigating the sudden death of a man at Chesterfield College of Technology and Arts.
Officers were called to the college, on Infirmary Road, at 6pm on Tuesday November 4th, by a member of the college staff. The body of a man had been found in the grounds of the college.
Police are not treating his death as suspicious and his next of kin has been informed. The man has not been formally identified but is believed to be a 45-year-old from Staveley.
Chesterfield Remembers The Glorious Dead
Wednesday 5th November 2014 Chesterfield residents will come together to remember those who have died in conflicts since 1914.
The annual service of remembrance takes place at St Mary and All Saints' Church (the 'Crooked Spire'), on Remembrance Sunday, 9th November, at 2.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend the service in church but people are advised to be in their seats by 2pm as the church becomes very full.
The service will be followed by a parade from the church... READ MORE...
Police Release Images Of Three Men After Football Disorder
Wednesday 5th November 2014 Police have released photos of three men they want to trace in connection with incidents of disorder at a football match in Chesterfield.
The incidents took place inside the Proact Stadium during the match between Chesterfield and Sheffield United on Saturday, October 4th.
Officers want to speak to the three men shown in the images.
Do you recognise any of the men, or do you have information... READ MORE...
Famous Faces Bag A Bargain At Chesterfield's 1940's Market
Friday 31st October 2014 Chesterfield is proud of its market and yesterday, stallholders stepped back in time, donning 'Forties Finery' as the town launched its annual Chesterfield Markets Festival.
Thousands packed into town and entered into the spirit of things, with residents, visitors and re enactors selling forties themed goods - and goodies - and entertaining guests.
The Festival, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, in conjunction with Chesterfield Market Traders, will evolve over the next... READ MORE & VIDEO...
ROC Cafe Helps Young People Off The Streets
Thursday 30th October 2014 A local drop-in centre, at Grace Chapel, has recently been made a ROC Cafe for the work it does within the community.
ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) is a national organisation that spearheads help and aid within local communities all over the country. The ROC Cafe is an aspect of this and its purpose is to help struggling young people cope with addiction and abuse, as well as provide a safe environment for counsel.
Set up by Deborah Green in Manchester, the initiative quickly gained momentum for the way it knitted communities together. It would achieve this... READ MORE...
Appeal After Car And Caravan Damaged With Paint Stripper
Thursday 30th October 2014 Police are appealing for information after damage was caused to two vehicles in Staveley with a substance believed to be paint stripper.
Between 4pm, Sunday, Oct 26th and 9.25am, Monday, Oct 27th, offenders caused substantial damage to a maroon coloured Kia Sedona and a caravan in Staveley. Both vehicles were parked on the driveway of a property on Lime Avenue, Staveley. Anyone with any information, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously around these times, contact PCSO Sue Cooke on 101, quoting crime number 45444/14 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
'Computer Says Yes' In Chesterfield Jobcentre
Thursday 30th October 2014 Old-fashioned 'signing-on', job cards in windows, and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Chesterfield Jobcentre is among those to undergo a digital revolution.
High-tech equipment, including specially-designed computers that bring all Jobcentre services into one device, will be installed at Jobcentres right across the East Midlands. More than 700 sites across Britain are being digitally transformed, bringing Jobcentres into the 21st century and making it easier for people to find work.
Around 23,000 electronic signing pads will also become a... READ MORE...
Part Time Fitness Supervisor (Instructor / Trainer) Required
Thursday 30th October 2014 An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time Fitness Supervisor (fitness instructor or personal trainer) to work for 8 hours per week at a corporate Gym in Chesterfield to cover maternity leave.
The role involves gym supervision and management, taking appointments, retention of current members whilst trying to attract new members. You would be required to produce monthly reports on usage, as well as marketing and promotional literature.
The Fitness Supervisor role requires a dedicated, self motivated fitness professional with qualifications and experience in the fitness industry.
A customer focused and friendly approach is required and the ability to teach classes would be beneficial. Contact email@example.com to apply
Four Further Days Of Fire Service Strike Action Announced
Wednesday 29th October 2014 Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has received official notification that members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will participate in four continuous days of strike action.
Four days of continuous strike action will take place from Friday 31st October 2014 at 6pm and continue until 6pm on Tuesday 4th November 2014.
During this period of industrial action, DFRS will continue to provide an emergency response service, albeit at a reduced level. DFRS has previously thanked Derbyshire communities for heeding safety advice and preventing... READ MORE...
Brookfield School Students Make The Best Of Starts
Wednesday 29th October 2014 A team of students from Brookfield Community School have won a competition supported by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Young Enterprise.
The Start Challenge is an initiative designed to inspire young people, developing relevant employability and life skills, attitudes and knowledge through engagement with business people.
'Amplify' created the idea of a social network site for musicians of all ages and abilities, who want to collaborate and their music to be heard... READ MORE...
Disappointment As Market 'Yarn Bombing' Handiwork Stolen
Tuesday 28th October 2014 Chesterfield residents are disappointed after their handiwork for the Chesterfield Market Festival was stolen by thieves.
Members of the public had produced knitted or crocheted squares of wool for the 'yarn-bombing' of the Market Place as part of the Chesterfield Borough Council organised festival.
The yarn bombing was stolen from trees outside Dents Chemist, the former Post Office Building in New Square and outside the Market Hall in several incidents, the latest on Sunday evening. READ MORE...
County Wide Firearms Surrender Is Launched
Tuesday 28th October 2014 A force-wide firearms surrender aimed at cutting the number of guns in circulation across Derbyshire was launched yesterday, Monday, October 27th.
The operation is the first in 11 years to give people across the whole county the opportunity to hand over any firearms or ammunition they have, to help stop them getting into the wrong hands.
These include air weapons, replica or imitation weapons such as BB guns, antique firearms or legally-held guns that license holders no longer want... READ MORE...
Work Gets Underway At Parkside In Chesterfield
Tuesday 28th October 2014 Work is underway on a £3 million older persons housing scheme that will provide 22 new homes for pensioners in Chesterfield.
The scheme at Parkside, in Stand Road, is one of Chesterfield Borough Council's top priorities for the coming year.
The old complex at Parkside was demolished at the beginning of the year to allow the new, purpose-built flats to be built.
Councillor Jim McManus, Chesterfield Borough Council's... READ MORE...
National Adoption Week - What Does Adoption Mean To You?
Tuesday 28th October 2014 It's National Adoption Week from 3rd - 9th November and it's the perfect time to find out more about what it means to become an adoptive parent.
There's around 630 children in care in Derbyshire and for many of them adoption is the best way for them to have a permanent, secure and happy family.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People councillor Kevin Gillott said: "When you adopt, you take on all legal rights and responsibilities for a child." READ MORE...
Derbyshire Continues 'Fearless' Fight Against Crime
Monday 27th October 2014 Following two highly successful training sessions in Derbyshire, youth workers in the county are signing up for further 'Fearless' local training events.
The events, to be held in late November, are aimed at those working with young people including police officers, teachers, voluntary organisations and Safer Neighbourhood teams.
Funded by the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, the training discusses Fearless key messages, how... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Mayoral Best Breakfast For Derbyshire Carers Association
Friday 24th October 2014 As part of the Derbyshire Carers Association's (DCA) Autumn fund-raising campaign for Carers, Chesterfield's Mayor, Cllr Alexis Saliou Diouf and the Mayoress, Vickey-Anne Diouf, got up early this morning to take part in 'Britain's Best Breakfast in Derbyshire', part of the Carers Trust national campaign.
This fun, innovative breakfast event took place from 8am to 11am at Rose Hill United Reformed Church, opposite the East entrance of the Town Hall.
Wanting to encourage people to wake up to the... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Man Charged Following Incident At Chesterfield Surgery
Friday 24th October 2014 A 30-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with an incident at a surgery in Chesterfield.
At around 3pm, on Monday, October 20th, police were called to the Grange Family Health Centre on Stubbing Road, Chesterfield, after a man was suspected of being in possession of a knife. On attendance, police arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of having a sharply bladed article in a public place. Callum Bostock, of no fixed abode, has been charged with being in possession of a bladed article in a public place and he is due to appear at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court on Friday, November 28th.
Tributes Paid To Former County Council Chairman
Thursday 23rd October 2014 Tributes have been paid to Councillor Walter Burrows - who was a former Chairman of Derbyshire County Council between 2005-2007 and brother of Chesterfield Borough Council Leader Cllr John Burrows - after he passed away on Wednesday, following a short illness, aged eighty.
Councillor Burrows had served as county councillor for Brimington since 1993, including a period as Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Transport.
Leaders of all three main political parties at the County Council... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Over Robbery At A Dronfield Shop
Thursday 23rd October 2014 Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at Snape Stores in Dronfield
The robbery happened at 1.15pm on Tuesday October 21st, at the shop on Snape Hill Crescent when three masked men went in and demanded money.
One man, who was carrying a knife, threatened the shopkeeper and told him to open the till. The shopkeeper refused, locked the till and then locked himself in the back room of the shop. The men left with some cigarettes and chocolate, which they put in an Iceland carrier bag, and headed up Snape Hill Close. All three... READ MORE...
New Look For An Old Favourite
Monday 20th October 2014 It's a familiar building to most of us but inside, there has been substantial renovation - and The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield said they were "delighted" to be asked to cut the ribbon which declared the 'new look' Rose Hill United Reformed Church officially reopen.
The church has seen substantial improvements which have resulted in new disabled facilities, a fully serviced catering kitchen (and a smaller coffee counter in The Sanctuary) along with a full AV system and a bright and airy conference room.
Situated next to The Town Hall, Rose Hill URC is part of... READ MORE...
Alleged Accessing Of Indecent Images Of Children: 2 Arrested
Friday 17th October 2014
Police officers from Derbyshire Constabulary's online investigation team have arrested two men in North East Derbyshire.
Officers from the unit and their colleagues from the operational support unit, searched four addresses in Chesterfield, Killamarsh and Tibshelf today (Friday October 17th, 2014).
Two men aged 20 and 50 were arrested on suspicion of accessing indecent images of children via the internet. They were questioned and later... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Nearly 30 Sheds Are Targeted By Thieves
Friday 17th October 2014 Police in Chesterfield and Hasland are appealing for information after 28 sheds were broken into in the area.
Overnight, between 4.30pm on Monday, October 13th and 4.30am on Tuesday, October 14th, thieves targeted an allotment site on Ashfield Road in Hasland.
28 sheds at the site were broken into and a quantity of gardening equipment was taken from within including eight hedge cutters, five garden shears, three hedge trimmers and a leaf blower. A number of the sheds were also damaged as offenders attempted to gain entry. READ MORE...
North Derbyshire CCG Pledges Support For Carers
Thursday 16th October 2014 Health leaders at North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have pledged their support to improve the quality of life for local carers.
The CCG together with over 20 GP practices is supporting a Carers Pledge that businesses and organisations can sign up to demonstrate their support.
The Pledge has been designed by Derbyshire Carers Association to give carers a voice by improving two-way communication and support enabling them to continue in their caring role. Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Chesterfield... READ MORE...
Largest Fall In Unemployment Since Records Began
Thursday 16th October 2014 Unemployment has seen the largest annual fall since records began over 40 years ago.
The number of unemployed people is now below 2 million for the first time since 2008, figures published on Wednesday 15th October by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.
In the largest annual fall since the 1970s, when Donny Osmond topped the charts with Puppy Love - there are now over half a million fewer unemployed people than there were a year ago. The unemployment rate has... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield GPs Switch On Electronic Prescriptions
Wednesday 15th October 2014 GPs in Chesterfield are making the switch to the NHS Electronic Prescription Service - making it easier and quicker for local patients to get their medication.
Four GP practices in Chesterfield have gone live with the timesaving electronic service and can now digitally send prescriptions direct to pharmacies, without the need for the traditional paper slip. It is designed to speed up the process and gives patients access to new services.
One of the new options is the NHS Repeat Prescription Service... READ MORE...
County Council Expands Nuisance Call Block Pilot
Wednesday 15th October 2014 More older and vulnerable residents will be protected from telephone fraud after a Derbyshire County Council trial using monitoring devices found more than 80% of the calls they received were nuisance calls.
The council liaised with Derbyshire police to select seven residents from the target group to take part in the pilot scheme trial between February and August 2014.
During that time they received a total of 1,566 calls - and 1,300 (83%) were unsolicited or cold calls blocked by the device. READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Owners Of Industrial Cable To Come Forward
Wednesday 15th October 2014 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a quantity of industrial cable was discovered by patrolling officers in the area.
Officers from the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Team were carrying out patrols on Tuesday, October 8th, when they came across around 20 metres of cable that appeared to have been cut up for scrap. Police are appealing for the owners of the cable to come forward.
Anyone with any information about the cable is asked to... READ MORE...
Request To Use 999 Only In Serious Emergencies During Strike
Sunday 12th October 2014 On Monday 13th October, a national four-hour strike is set to take place as part of the ongoing national NHS 2014/15 pay dispute.
Colleagues plan to strike between 07:00 and 11:00 on Monday 13th October, followed by further action short of a strike - including not undertaking paid or unpaid overtime - during the rest of the week, until Friday 17th October.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has been in detailed discussion with GMB and Unison representatives to understand the type of action that will take place and how EMAS can continue to respond to patients suffering... READ MORE...
Hasland House Blaze Update
Saturday 11th October 2014
Derbyshire police say enquiries with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue today into a house fire in Chesterfield.
The blaze, which took place at Devonshire Road East, Hasland, was reported around tea time last night (Friday 10th October) and police have this morning now confirmed that a 59 year old male sustained serious injuries.
No further information is being given at this time.
Work Begins On New Eastwood Park Pavilion
Friday 10th October 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council's builders and apprentices are playing a key role in building a new pavilion at Eastwood Park.
The work is carried out by the council, which owns and maintains the park in Hasland using the council's in-house team of builders and apprentices.
The project has received £150,000 in funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund with £201,000 in funding from the council.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough... READ MORE...
NHS Trust's Living Wage Pledge Earns National Recognition
Thursday 9th october 2014 Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has been shortlisted for the national Living Wage Champions Awards in recognition of its commitment to support the lowest paid members of its staff.
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, which employs around 4,400 people, is one of only three NHS trusts nationally to be included in the shortlist and one of only six employers in the East Midlands to be recognised in this way.
The Living Wage Foundation (www.livingwage.org.uk) believes that work should be the surest way out of poverty. Organisations which sign up... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Crematorium Hosts SANDS' Baby Memorial Events
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Chesterfield and District Crematorium will be hosting events for parents and families who have lost babies.
The annual baby memorial service takes place this Sunday, 12th October, at 2pm.
The non-religious service will remember all babies who have died before, during or after birth and will feature live music, poems and opportunities to light candles.
This will be followed by a balloon release in the Never Land memorial garden in the grounds of the crematorium. READ MORE...
Patients Protected From Possible Strike Action Says Hospital
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Advice from the Chesterfield Royal today is, "Industrial action will not impact services or safety!"
Patients attending Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Monday, October 13th 2014 will be protected from any planned industrial action - thanks to a co-operative approach designed to minimise disruption and safeguard patient care.
Several unions, including UNISON, UNITE and the ROYAL COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES, have already indicated that on the day their members will be taking part in a four-hour strike from 7am to 11am. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Car Is Damaged In Staveley
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Police in Staveley are appealing for information after a car's paintwork was damaged by a corrosive type substance.
The incident happened sometime overnight between Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd October, on Hayfield Close. It's believed a liquid was poured or splashed on the roof, bonnet and panels of a Renault Clio, taking off and staining paintwork.
Anyone who may have any information should contact PCSO Sue Cooke of the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Arrested For Drugs Offence Following Warrant In Renishaw
Tuesday 7th October 2014 A man has been arrested on suspicion of production of Cannabis following a warrant at a house in Renishaw.
Police carried out the search at the property on East Street, on Tuesday, September 23rd. A quantity of what is thought to be Cannabis plants and Cannabis was seized. The 37 year old local man, who was arrested at the time, is currently on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with concerns or information about drug misuse should contact Derbyshire police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Advice For Residents As Local Councils Prepare To Strike
Tuesday 7th October 2014 Bin collections, street cleaning and leisure activities are just some of the Bolsover District Council services that will be disrupted on Tuesday 14th October 2014, as public service workers nationally take part in a one day strike.
The strike will also see services such as housing repairs, Contact Centres and environmental health functions suspended for the day as local government officers stay at home.
Bolsover District Council has confirmed that all buildings and... READ MORE...
New Chair Takes Up County Council's Chain Of Office
Tuesday 7th October 2014 Derbyshire County Council's new chair has taken up the chain of office.
Councillor Steve Freeborn, who represents the county council's Ripley East and Codnor division, was appointed after the former Chair Councillor Dave Wilcox stood down from the position due to ill health.
A former county council employee, Councillor Freeborn moved to Derbyshire 28 years ago and worked in the organisation's personal development and training section. He went on to work for Derbyshire Police, then later ran his... READ MORE...
Work Begins On Improving Old Whittington Junction
Tuesday 7th October 2014 Work to improve a junction with a history of collisions began yesterday morning, Monday 6th October.
The junction of the B6052 and B6057 at Station Road, Old Whittington has a history of accidents stretching back many years.
The side road is to be re-aligned to move it further away from the busy Whittington Moor roundabout to make it safer.
The work should last for 13 weeks. A partial road (one way) closure... READ MORE...
Former Chesterfield Mayor Joins UKIP
Monday 6th October 2014 Last years Mayor of Chesterfield has joined UKIP to become their first councillor on Chesterfield Borough Council.
Cllr Paul Christopher Stone, who represented Barrow Hill and New Whittington and has been a councillor for the last 13 years, told us, "Like most people today, I am very unhappy with main stream politics. All three main parties no longer represent the principles on which I was elected.
"Nationally, UKIP, Independents and the Greens are working together on the Local Government Association. Locally I have built up a good..." READ MORE...
Parish Councils Join Forces To Buy Speed Cameras
Monday 6th October 2014 Ten parish councils in the North East Derbyshire area have clubbed together to provide a speed camera for police to use as part of a joint bid to make local roads safer.
Ashover, Heath and Holmewood, North Wingfield, Pilsley, Shirland and Higham, Sutton cum Duckmanton, Tupton and Wingerworth parish councils have all contributed to the campaign, and provided funding for the camera and maintenance.
Joanne Taylor, a local clerk representing the councils, said: "Local residents regularly raise concerns regarding safety and speeding in..." READ MORE...
Jewellery Stolen After Robbers Force Way Into Victim's Home
Thursday 2nd October 2014 Two robbers stole jewellery from an 81-year-old woman after forcing their way into a house in Chesterfield.
The offenders knocked on the door of a house in Wharf Lane at about 10.30pm on Monday, September 29th. When the homeowner answered the door, the men forced their way past her and searched the house, making off with a number of jewellery items. They also took a bracelet that the victim was wearing. Police investigating the offence want to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have been offered jewellery for sale. Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 41427/14 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Eckington School's Boat Naming Ceremony Takes Place
Tuesday 30th September 2014 Mr Patrick Cummings, Headteacher at Eckington School, officially named the School boat on Sunday, 28th September - and it has been called 'Madeline'.
This is in memory of Madeline Siddall, a student at the school who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 15.
The simple ceremony, held at Hollingwood Hub, was attended by members of Madeline's family, staff and students from the school and members of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. READ MORE...
Natascha Engel MP Visits IKO Factory In Clay Cross
Tuesday 30th September 2014 North-East Derbyshire MP, Natascha Engel visited the IKO factory facility on Coney Green Road with a view to learning more about the roofing and waterproofing systems manufactured there.
She met with UK Manufacturing Manager, Andrew Salmon, and others to learn about: Product ranges, manufacturing operations and specialist advice & support; Economic outlook for main markets and sales & trading forecasts; Supply chain route-to-market: specifier-manufacturer-merchant-installer; Educating and training trade customers about new products & applications and Environmental aspects of the factory with its zero carbon policy. READ MORE...
Tonight's About Saying Thank You As Memorial Garden Opens
Monday 29th September 2014 Chesterfield Football Club is, on occasion, used to tears. They usually come at the end of a game - or a season - but Sunday evening at the PROACT saw tears for an entirely different reason, as after a few short months, Chesterfield FC's Memorial Garden was officially declared open.
In what has proven to be a project that has captured the imagination of the town, it was only fitting perhaps that two of Chesterfield's greatest sons were there to formally open the Garden - Ernie Moss, the club's all time record goalscorer, alongside Jamie Hewitt, who's made more appearances for the club than any other home town man. READ MORE, VIDEO & AUDIO...
Pomegranate Theatre - Art House Screenings Reviewed
Monday 29th September 2014 Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre has marked the completion of their £750,000 renovation with a packed weekend of exclusive screenings.
The three-month project, which furnished the spacious auditorium with a new projector, projection screen and advanced sound equipment, has been far from disappointing. Since the complete overhaul, acoustics and demeanour have been astonishing.
Lighting has also seen technical advancements and the new... READ MORE...
Train Strike Action Suspended Following Union Meeting
Friday 26th September 2014 It's been revealed tonight that industrial action planned by the Unite union's train maintenance staff has been suspended.
East Midlands Trains says it will now run a full and normal service between Sunday 28th September and Saturday 4th October on all routes as advertised. They are working to update on-line journey planners to show the original timetable information and say that this is likely to be correct from Saturday 27th September. Please CLICK HERE to download the original PDF timetable for Saturday 27th September which was amended for planned improvement work on various parts of the network. They would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding during this time.
Man Jailed For Over 6 Years For Drug Offences In Grassmoor
Friday 26th September 2014
A Sheffield man has been jailed for more than six years for drug offences in Grassmoor.
Kyle Aslam, 22, of Torbay Road, Pitsmoor, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, September 12th.
He was arrested by officers who stopped the car he was travelling in following reports from the community of suspicious activity on New Street, Grassmoor, back in February 2013. READ MORE...
CCTV Image Released After Chesterfield Business Break-In
Friday 26th September 2014 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a man is seen on CCTV to force entry into a business premises in Chesterfield.
At around 6.15pm on Tuesday, August 19th, an offender has gained entry to the Fashion at Work unit on the Barlborough Links Industrial Estate in Chesterfield and tampered with the alarm system.
The man is described as white, with a bald head and of tall medium build. He is believed to be aged in his 30s and wearing a black hooded top, dark coloured trousers and blue trainers. READ MORE...
Funeral Plans For Dowager Duchess Of Derbyshire Announced
Friday 26th September 2014 It's been announced that the funeral service for Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire will be held at 12 noon, at St Peter's Church, Edensor, DE45 1PH on Thursday 2nd October 2014.
The statement from His Grace The Duke of Devonshire states that everyone is welcome to attend and that there will be refreshments at Chatsworth after the service.
It further states that no memorial service will be held, as were her express instructions and donations in her memory, to the Addington Fund and... READ MORE...
Possible Strike Action May Hit Train Services This Weekend
Thursday 25th September 2014 Chesterfield train commuters may face a week of disruption to services as East Midlands Trains' engineering and maintenance staff will strike, from Sunday 28th September to the following Saturday (4th October), unless an agreement can be reached at last ditch talks on Friday (26th September) in a long running dispute over pay.
Unite, the UK's biggest union, announced yesterday that more than 80 engineering and maintenance staff at East Midlands Trains will strike from 06:00 on Sunday 28th September, ending at 05:59 on Saturday 4th October after the company withdrew its 2.75 per cent pay offer following strike action by members in July. READ MORE...
Scheme To Help First Time Buyers Is Extended
Thursday 25th September 2014 A scheme to get house buyers in Chesterfield on the first step of the property ladder is being extended so applicants can buy homes costing up to £150,000.
The Local Authority Mortgage Scheme (LAMS), called Local Lend a Hand, is available to first time buyers who can afford mortgage repayments and have a 5% deposit.
It enables them to get a 95% mortgage from Lloyds Bank on a similar interest rate to a 75% one. READ MORE...
Police In Chesterfield Appeal Following Alleged Assault
Wednesday 24th September 2014 Police investigating an alleged assault in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Sometime between 1.30am and 2am on Sunday, September 14th, a woman was allegedly assaulted on a footpath off Holywell Street in Chesterfield.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Robert Milne at Chesterfield CID on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
To report a crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Six Cars Are Damages In Grassmoor
Wednesday 24th September 2014 Police are appealing for information after six cars were damaged in Grassmoor.
Five of the vehicles had wing mirrors damaged and one car was dented while parked in the early hours of the morning on Chapman Lane on Sunday, September 21st. Officers are keen to trace a group of six people seen in the area just after 2.20am.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or with any information, should contact either PCSO James Land or PC Matt Rodda on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Firm Shows Mettle With Markham Vale Move
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 A Chesterfield-based metal distributor which ships stock around the world, is marking its 30th anniversary by relocating to Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site to benefit from better transport links.
Established in 1984, Gould Alloys is expected to move from its current base on Carwood Industrial Park and be up-and-running at new purpose-built premises located at Markham Vale just off Junction 29A of the M1 by Easter next year.
The site will provide direct access to the motorway for the firm... READ MORE...
Bus Drivers Bidding For Passenger Votes To Win Star Title
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 Bus passengers in Chesterfield are being encouraged to vote for their favourite driver and be in with a chance of winning a top prize.
To mark National Customer Service Week, which takes place from 6th-12th October, leading operator Stagecoach has launched its annual Customer Service Stars competition.
Customers can vote for their favourite Stagecoach Chesterfield driver online at www.stagecoachbus.com or by filling in an on-bus form... READ MORE...
Nederman Ltd Requires Full Time Installation Fitter
Monday 22nd September 2014 Nederman Ltd has the following vacancy within its Projects Department: FULL TIME INSTALLATION FITTER. Applicants would ideally have experience in ductwork installation, but is not a necessity.
The role of installation fitter involves UK based travel and occasional work outside of the UK. IPAF and PASMA are desirable. The successful applicant must have a full UK driving license, Salary £13,500 - £15,000 pa dependant on experience + overtime.
Email your CV to: Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01772 332147 for an application form.
DLRAA Attend An Industrial Incident In Chesterfield
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 On Saturday 20th September, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was called to an industrial incident in Calow, Chesterfield.
At 13:55, the Air Ambulance crew were called to help a 51-year old male who had accidentally lacerated his left arm whilst operating machinery. The patient suffered significant bleeding.
When the DLRAA doctor and critical care paramedics arrived on scene, just 15 minutes after the emergency call had been received... READ MORE...
'Boycie' Officially Opens Redeveloped Chesterfield Theatres
Monday 22nd September 2014 Actor John Challis - who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses - has officially re-opened two Chesterfield theatres following a £700,000 refurbishment.
The actor, who began his career by performing regularly in Chesterfield, unveiled improvements to the Pomegranate Theatre and the Winding Wheel on Friday 19th September.
The work was possible due to a £495,000 investment from Arts Council England's National Lottery-funded capital programme, and... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Tributes Paid To Former Chesterfield Mayor, Trudi Mulcaster
Friday 19th September 2014 Tributes have been paid to former Chesterfield mayor, Trudi Mulcaster, who, it has been announced today, died on Wednesday after a long illness.
Mrs Mulcaster was a Liberal councillor for the former West ward between 1973 and 1979, and Liberal Democrat councillor for West ward from 1996 to 2007.
She served as Mayor of Chesterfield from 2006 to 2007, supporting the charity Pathways of Chesterfield, helping the homeless in the borough, during her year of office. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Football Posts Removed From Park
Friday 19th September 2014 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a full sized football goal post was removed from a park and left in a road in Mastin Moor.
The posts, which were sited in Lansbury Avenue Park, were removed from the ground sometime overnight between Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th.
PCSO Sue Cooke, of the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "This is really disappointing as the equipment was bought..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Man In Court Charged With Several Burglaries
Monday 15th September 2014 A Chesterfield man has appeared at Derby Crown Court charged with a number of theft and burglary offences in the Walton, Brampton and Boythorpe areas.
Darren Jest, 35, of Saltergate, was arrested and later charged by police with one burglary offence, three thefts from vehicles and one attempted theft from a vehicle.
The offences all took place between Tuesday, August 12th and Friday, August 15th. Mr Jest appeared at Derby Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, September 3rd and was remanded in prison custody.
Work Begins On New Queen's Park Sports Centre
Saturday 13th September 2014 A sod cutting ceremony has been held to mark the start of work on Chesterfield Borough Council's £9.3 million project to replace the Queen's Park Sports Centre.
The new centre is being built on land at the Queen's Park Annexe and is due to open in early 2016. The current Queen's Park Sports Centre on Boythorpe Road will remain open until the new centre is complete.
The centre is being paid for by £4.8 million from Chesterfield Borough Council, £2 million from Sport England's Strategic Facilities Fund... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Fire Damage Found In Two Local Parks
Wednesday 10th September 2014
Police are appealing for information after fire damage has been found at parks in Hasland and Chesterfield.
The incidents happened sometime overnight between Monday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 2nd.
Park rangers reported that a wooden picnic table, near to the water fountain, at Eastwood Park, Hasland, and the side screens on the cricket pitch at Queen's Park, Chesterfield, been damaged by fire. READ MORE...
Highways Agency Wants Your Say On Planned Improvements
Wednesday 10th September 2014 The Highways Agency has said it is planning to undertake improvements to the M1 through delivering a smart motorway between junctions 28 to 31 and between junctions 32 to 35a.
The schemes will convert the hard shoulder to a permanent running lane to ease congestion, add much needed capacity and support economic growth and the Agency would like to invite you to a presentation to explain the details of projects that will be delivered in the area.
There are two opportunities to attend this presentation... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal & Partners Aim For Patients 'Perfect Week'
Tuesday 9th September 2014
In partnership with more than sixty health and social care organisations across North Derbyshire, Chesterfield Royal Hospital is aiming to provide patients with a 'perfect week', as part of an exciting project that aims to make sure patients get home from hospital, with the support and care they need, as soon as they are medically fit to leave.
Speaking about 'Peak Flow 1', the Royal's Chief Executive, Gavin Boyle comments: "This is about improving care, working together differently and making the partnerships we talk about real and tangible..." READ MORE...
New Royal Baby On The Way!
Monday 8th September 2014 It's been announced this morning that HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby.
A statement from Clarence House this morning read, "Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.
"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness). Her Royal Highness will no longer..." READ MORE...
Police Called To Creswell Disturbance
Monday 8th September 2014 During the evening of Saturday September 6th, 2104 police were called to Hazelby Road, Creswell following reports of property being damaged and people threatened.
Several men had allegedly threatened residents, damaged a car window and the window and door of a house. An 18-year-old man from Sheffield was arrested the next day on suspicion of violent disorder and has been released on police bail while further inquiries are made. Anyone who has any information that would help the police investigation should contact officers on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal After Attempted Robbery At Holme Hall Post Office
Thursday 4th September 2014 Just before 9am yesterday (Wednesday 3rd), a man went into the post office on Wardgate Way in Chesterfield, armed with a knife and demanded money.
When staff refused his demand, he ran off past Lloyds Pharmacy, the family centre and church and down a footpath in the direction of the school, he's then believed to have gone onto Loundsley Green Road. The suspect is described as being white, of chunky build, wearing a red top and dark bottoms. Anyone in the area who saw a person fitting the description or has information about the incident should ring 101 and ask for DC Russ Garner or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal To Trace Young Girl's 'Mobility Scooter Samaritan'
Thursday 4th September 2014 Police in the Birdholme area of Chesterfield are appealing for information to help trace a man on a mobility scooter who helped a girl on Bacon's Lane.
It is in relation to an incident between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday, August 31st, where a man, driving a four-dour silver car, allegedly spoke to an 11-year-old girl at the junction of Bacon's Lane and Birdholme Crescent.
The girl felt frightened by the man, and ran to a grey-haired man on a mobility scooter who was passing at the time. The man on the mobility scooter is... READ MORE...
Opening Doors For Young Carers
Thursday 4th September 2014 As part of an innovative new project by Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA), 28th August saw young carers flocking to the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton for a well-earned Celebration Event, attended by VIP guests The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Councillor Alexis Diouf and Mrs Vickey-Anne Diouf.
Young carers and siblings had the chance to boogie the night away to hot DJ music, enjoy a huge healthy buffet and experience the unique opportunity to meet and chat to other carers in an informal setting and, importantly, in an environment away from daily pressures and responsibilities. READ MORE...
Chesterfield MP Takes On The Ice Bucket Challenge
Thursday 4th September 2014 It's Chilly in Chesterfield! Toby Perkins MP takes the Ice-Bucket Challenge to Raise Money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield and Shadow Minister for Small Business, has undertaken the 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' in aid of motor neurone disease. Toby was doused with icy water by his wife Suzie and two children, Chloe and Lewis, outside his constituency office.
A very cold Toby said afterwards, "Thank you to Peak FM..." READ MORE...
Injured Woman Dies Following Collision In Duckmanton
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Derbyshire Police have confirmed this morning that the rider of a moped, who was involved in a collision (as reported earlier) in Duckmanton on Monday, September 1st, has died.
Nicola Sanderson, 40, from Hollingwood near Chesterfield, died in Sheffield Northern General yesterday (Tuesday September 2nd). Ms Sanderson's moped was in collision with a Ford Transit van at the junction of Tom Lane and Staveley Road, Duckmanton at 4.25pm.
Anyone who saw the collision, contact police on 101 quoting incident no 444 01/09/14.
Tony Benn: Will & Testament - The Town Hall Screening Tour
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Will and Testament is a moving and informative tribute to Tony Benn - political firebrand, prolific diarist, writer, charismatic anti-war campaigner, husband and father.
Tony participated extensively in the making of the film, which was completed prior to his death in March 2014. This unique autobiographical film will be released at cinemas from 3rd October 2014.
Prior to the main cinema release, distributor Praslin Pictures is hosting a series of very special event screenings at Town Hall venues... READ MORE & VIDEO...
'Serious' Collision Prompts Police Appeal
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision near Duckmanton, Chesterfield.
At 4.25pm on Monday September 1st a Ford Transit van and a Yamaha moped collided at the junction of Tom Lane and Staveley Road, Duckmanton. The 40-year-old female rider of a white 125cc moped was airlifted to Sheffield Northern General after she sustained serious head injuries. The van driver wasn't injured and the road was closed until 8pm.
Anyone who saw the collision, contact police on 101 quoting incident no 444 01/09/14.