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Gridlock on the A38 near Derby and Burton after three accidents -...

Three incidents on the A38 are creating gridlock around Derby and Burton. Most problematic is a multi-vehicle accident near Clay Mills at its junction with the A5121 which has been causing problems northbound towards Derby since it happened at 7.45am. A second incident is a broken-down bus on the A38 northbound at the M1 Junction 28 for Alfreton/Mansfield which is causing congestion to the B600. And a third is an accident causing slow traffic and the road to be partially blocked after a car...
Tue 10th Jan 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Alfreton council raises safety fears over new buses

Alfreton Town Council has raised concerns over safety and congestion ahead of the introduction of a new bus fleet against residents' wishes.
Sun 8th Jan 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Alfreton councillors angry at station delay

Alfreton Town Council has reacted angrily to the news that plans to make the town's rail station more accessible have been put on hold indefinitely.
Sun 8th Jan 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Slimming World's top 5 tips to weight loss success in 2017

After an indulgent Christmas, many of us see the New Year as a chance to make a change to a healthier lifestyle and so it's no surprise that January is the most popular time of the year to start a weight-loss programme. So what can people do to maximise their chances of success? Well, the first step is to not be afraid to aim high. I'm Amanda Avery, Lecturer at Nottingham University and Consultant Dietitian in Weight Management for Slimming World, which is based in Alfreton,...
Sat 7th Jan 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Man went on Heanor town centre rampage and attacked two police...

A 27-year-old man who rampaged through a Derbyshire town, attacking nine people and two police officers, is now due to be sentenced. Mentally-ill Ross Greenwood, 27, of Byron Avenue, Alfreton, carried out the assaults in Heanor and has also admitted exposing himself, stealing an electronic cigarette from one of his victims and damaging a door at Peacocks clothing store. Derby Crown Court heard on Wednesday, January 4, how Greenwood, who also goes by the name of Ross Peters, has been diagnosed...
Fri 6th Jan 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Adam Smith: Alfreton Town to stand by TK Maxx fraudster

A Derbyshire football club says it will stand by one of its players who was handed a suspended jail term for defrauding retail giant TK Maxx out of £22,000.In a statement posted on its website, Alfreton Town said they would support its winger Adam Smith who this week was sentenced for fraud at Derby Crown Court.The hearing was told that the 31-year-old former Chesterfield, Mansfield Town and Lincoln City player bought hundreds of pounds of goods from one store on a first credit card and...
Thu 5th Jan 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Calls for Derby City Council to refuse new 'incinerator'...

An application to test out a new waste disposal system that would use ultra high temperatures of 1,000 degrees C in Derby has been made to the city council.High-tech firm Envirofusion Ltd, which set up a manufacturing plant in Alfreton Road three years ago, now wants to test the system it has been developing and has applied for temporary consent to do for 18 months.But the council has received more than 40 letters and emails of objection to what people are calling an "incinerator",...
Wed 4th Jan 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Fraudster footballer Adam Smith stole £22,000 from TX Maxx...

A footballer defrauded a retail giant out of more than £22,000 in a little over a month with a receipts scam."Charmer" Adam Smith targeted TK Maxx stores around the UK during his seven-week crime spree.Derby Crown Court heard how the 31-year-old, who currently plays for Alfreton Town, would buy hundreds of pounds of goods from one store on a credit card and then immediately tell the cashier he had paid on the "wrong card".He would then be refunded and pay again with a...
Wed 4th Jan 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

?Fancy a round trip from Derby on a train pulled by Flying...

Fans of the Flying Scotsman can board a train in Derby later this year and be pulled by the famous locomotive during a round trip to Carlisle.The train runs from Derby on Saturday, July 29, and will also pick up passengers in Long Eaton, Beeston, Langley Mill, Alfreton and Chesterfield.Passengers will initially be pulled by a diesel locomotive with the famous engine taking over to pull the train along the spectacular Settle to Carlisle Railway.Prices for a trip on the train, known as the...
Tue 3rd Jan 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Criminals raid Alfreton allotment site

Allotment holders in Alfreton have been left devastated after criminals raided their site.
Tue 3rd Jan 2017 by Derbyshire Times read more

Horse rescued from Alfreton footbridge among RSPCA's top-10...

A panicking pony which fell and got its legs stuck on either side of a narrow footbridge in Derbyshire was just one of string of tricky challenges faced by RSPCA welfare officers this year. The stricken steed was spotted in a petrified state with its legs spread either side of the walkway over a stream in Alfreton on September 27. A dog walker spied the stranded skewbald mare after she fell and got three legs trapped on one side of the bridge and one leg on the other.IN OTHER NEWS: Poorly puppy...
Thu 29th Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

New artisan micropub and brewery planned for Derbyshire

A brand new microbrewery and bar, with an "artisan approach" to beer, could soon be on its way to Derbyshire. A planning application for Handle Bar, a combined microbrewery and bar, has been made to Amber Valley Borough Council with a decision expected by Wednesday, January 18. The new bar is proposed for a former stables and garage block, which most recently operated as a commercial show room in King Street, Alfreton. OTHER NEWS: 'Drink driver' smashes through wall just outside...
Mon 26th Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

Halcyon Theuri's family and police speak out after inquest...

A taxi driver did not spot young chef Halcyon Theuri as he lay drunk in a Derbyshire road because of the car's faulty demister, an inquest concluded today. Other factors which made it difficult to see Halcyon before the taxi delivered a fatal head injury were his dark skin, low light and poor weather conditions.Deputy coroner Louise Pinder concluded the taxi driver did not see the 21-year-old, who worked at The Peacock in Alfreton, but that he "should have been apparent to an observant...
Thu 22nd Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

Halcyon Theuri: chef 'should have been seen' lying in road,...

Young chef Halcyon Theuri "should have been apparent to an observant driver" as he lay drunk in a Derbyshire road but was not spotted by the taxi that hit him, an inquest concluded today.The inquest heard the 21-year-old who worked at The Peacock in Alfreton died as a result of a head injury when he was hit by a taxi while lying in Wingfield Road.Deputy Coroner Louise Pinder recorded a narrative verdict and said a faulty demister in the taxi contributed to its driver not spotting the...
Thu 22nd Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

One year on: No joy in search for Derbyshire KFC Santa robber

It was the Christmas crime that got a nation talking, but police are no nearer catching the festive felon who terrorised workers at a Derbyshire fast-food restaurant.Baffled detectives have failed to snare the Santa Claus-clad raider who held petrified staff at knifepoint at KFC in Hockley Way, Alfreton, on December 19 last year.The incident received nationwide publicity but police have still not been able to make an arrest in connection with the robbery, which badly traumatised staff.HOW WE...
Sat 17th Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

Taxi driver 'heard bump' on night chef died of head injuries in...

A taxi driver heard a "bump" when he drove past a spot where a chef was later found dead in the road, an inquest heard.Halcyon Theuri, 21, was found dead in the middle of Wingfield Road on the outskirts of Alfreton shortly before 4am on August 31 last year. Following his death, police arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and a 60-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but no prosecutions were made.Taxi driver Alan Bramley...
Thu 8th Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

Injuries of Alfreton chef Halcyon Theuri found dead in road...

A man found dead in a Derbyshire road had injuries consistent with being hit by a moving vehicle, an inquest in Derby has heard.The hearing was told that 21-year-old chef Halcyon Theuri was found dead in the middle of Wingfield Road on the outskirts of Alfreton shortly before 4am on August 31 last year.Following his death, police arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and a 60-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.In inquest into...
Wed 7th Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

Six-mile queues on the M1 following accident - live updates

There is stationary traffic on the M1 following an accident this evening. According to traffic informationwebsite, Inrix, two lanes of the M1 northbound are closed due to the accident between junction 27 A608 for Hucknall and Underwood and junction 28 for the A38, Alfreton and Mansfield. Lanes three and four (of four) are currently blocked. Tailbacks are about six miles long according to the Traffic England website.IN OTHER NEWS: Man scoops £1 MILLION on the lotteryThere are...
Tue 6th Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

Alfreton Train Station/Access for All by Nigel Mills

Nigel Mills MP has expressed his disappointment at the Department for Transportís announcement today that the Access for All project at Alfreton Tra
Sun 4th Dec 2016 by Amber Valley Info read more

House fire in Bedford Street, Derby

Fire crews from Ascot Drive and Kingsway were called to a fire at a Derby house earlier this morning.The call was received at 9.46am and the crews made their way to Bedford Street where they found there had been a small fire in the kitchen. The property had to be ventilated because of the volume of smoke.Firefighters from Alfreton and Ripley were also kept busy late last night attending a chimney fire at a house in Openwood Road, Openwoodgate near Belper.Initially, Alfreton firefighters attended...
Sat 3rd Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

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