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Trent Barton increases fares on A THIRD of its bus routes in...

A bus operator has increased its prices on some of its routes through Derby.Trent Barton announced its single fares will rise by 10p, while "2trip" return tickets will go up by 20p. The hike came into force on Sunday. Among the routes affected are: i4 – Derby, Chaddesden, Spondon, Borrowash to Nottingham Rainbow One – Alfreton and Ripley to NottinghamIndigo – Derby, Long Eaton and Nottingham 20 and 21- Heanor to Nottingham Rapid One – Ripley and Heanor to...
Wed 29th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

?Derby Telegraph Live: News now and traffic updates for A50, A38...

Hello and welcome to Derby Telegraph Live for Tuesday, March 28. A roundabout - at the junction of Alfreton Road and Mansfield Road - which has caused traffic problems since it was closed last weekend is now open again. This page will constantly update - you can leave it open in the background and you'll hear a ping when something new comes in. Keeping an eye on this page will mean you're the first to know what is happening across the region - from what the emergency services are attending to...
Tue 28th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Motorist twice over the drink-drive limit flips car near Alfreton

This is the shocking scene of a crash which amazingly ended in no serious injuries.
Mon 27th Mar 2017 by Derbyshire Times read more

?Derby Telegraph Live: News now and traffic updates for A50, A38...

Hello and welcome to Derby Telegraph Live for Monday, March 27. The roundabout at the junction of Mansfield Road and Alfreton Road remains closed after a water main burst last weekend - the incident has been causing heavy traffic on A61 Sir Frank Whittle Road and the A38. This page will constantly update - you can leave it open in the background and you'll hear a ping when something new comes in. Keeping an eye on this page will mean you're the first to know what is happening across the region...
Mon 27th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

15 things you would only know if you use the M1 motorway

It is the main route through Derbyshire and love it or hate it – if you want to head north or south you have to use the M1But from this week the motorway will have reduced speed limits and lane closures until NEXT YEAR as part of a scheme to add a fourth traffic lane in both directions.As if us motorists haven't faced enough misery as it took years for the M1 to be transformed into a "smart" motorway from junction 28 at Alfreton. Now the same is happening between junction 25 at...
Sun 26th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Amber Valley residents urged to remain vigilant after several...

A "smartly-dressed" man has stolen cash from women in four Derbyshire towns. There have been a total of nine similar reports made to police in the area over the last month - five in Ripley, two in Heanor, one in Belper and one in Alfreton. An incident has also been reported in Matlock. In eight of these incidents, the man has been described as of eastern European appearance, well built, aged in his 30s or 40s and well-dressed or wearing a suit. MORE: NatWest to shut five Derbyshire...
Thu 23rd Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

LIVE UPDATES: Large fire in Alfreton

An investigation is currently underway after a large fire in Alfreton.
Thu 23rd Mar 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

New Bengal restaurant, in Alfreton, gutted after fire broke out...

The dramatic photo, below, shows how a fire took hold of a Derbyshire restaurant in the middle of the night - destroying it and forcing people in the flats above to evacuate. Firefighters were called to the incident, at the New Bengal restaurant, in King Street, Alfreton, at about 4.50am. They requested back-up shortly afterwards to put out the blaze in the three-storey building.Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said teams from five different stations in total had been sent to the building this...
Thu 23rd Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Firefighters tackle ‘large’ building blaze

Firefighters have been tackling a 'large building fire' in Alfreton this morning.
Thu 23rd Mar 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Fire in Alfreton leaves A61 King Street closed

A fire at a restaurant in Alfreton has left a main road closed while emergency services deal with the incident.Fire crews first arrived at the King Street restaurant at 4.49am when they quickly requested backup to put out the blaze at the three-storey building.Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service says teams from five different stations have been sent to the building this morning.Police are also understood to be at the scene directing traffic as King Street has been closed between Hall Street and...
Thu 23rd Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Derby Telegraph Live: Alfreton fire, traffic updates in Derby,...

Hello and welcome to Derby Telegraph Live for Thursday, March 23. This page will constantly update - you can leave it open in the background and you'll hear a ping when something new comes in. Keeping an eye on this page will mean you're the first to know what is happening across the region - from what the emergency services are attending to political news, retail updates and more. If there's something you've noticed and want us to check it out, then feel free to get in touch. Call us on...
Thu 23rd Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Now trading standards are called into 'Sausage-gate' row by...

Trading standards have been called in to the "Sausage-gate" row between Derbyshire-based Slimming World and the makers of Porky Lights.The "low calorie" sausages were initially highlighted by Slimming World as an option for dieters.But the Alfreton-based firm, which gives every type of food a "Syns" points rating for slimmers, later changed its mind, saying Porky Lights sausages contained more fat than claimed.IN OTHER NEWS: Could Derby's blighted Duckworth Square...
Tue 21st Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Derby road closed for water pipe repairs could be shut until...

Severn Trent has said it could be as late as Thursday before work needed due to a burst water pipe on a major Derby road is complete.That means the roundabout where Mansfield Road meets Alfreton Road in Chester Green may not reopen until then.A Severn Trent spokesman said the pipe itself was now fixed but that workmen had come across "a complication".He said that would now not be sorted out until tomorrow and that it would then take another two days to put the road surface back...
Mon 20th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Derby woman's house ruined by burst water main will not be...

A woman whose house has been destroyed by the impact of a burst water main in Derby has been told it could be 12 months until the property is fit to live in. The burst has caused huge damage to several houses in Chester Green, including Dawn Mead's home after water smashed the front windows and gushed through the property. The junction of Alfreton Road and Mansfield Road is expected to be closed for several days after the incident, which happened just after 2am on Sunday morning. Ms Mead...
Mon 20th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

LIVE traffic updates: Chaos after burst water main closes Derby...

Derby's roads are expected to be plunged into chaos today after a pipe burst underneath a roundabout on Sunday - sending a 30ft jet of water into the air, wrecking houses and severely damaging the road. Severn Trent engineers worked throughout Sunday to fix the main, at the junction of Mansfield Road and Alfreton Road. The road is expected to be closed for several days, with travel problems predicted as people find alternative routes. Severn Trent Water says around 7,500 homes and businesses...
Mon 20th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Asda removes Slimzone meals from sale after row with Derbyshire-b...

Asda has announced it is withdrawing its Slimzone range of ready meals after a dispute with Derbyshire-based Slimming World.The supermarket giant launched the range in January with the packaging stating the 12 meals were "free to enjoy" when following the Slimming World Extra Easy eating planBut the weight-loss firm, which has its headquarters in Alfreton, took legal action to ask Asda to remove Slimming World trade marks and said it would not include the meals in its nutrition...
Sun 19th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Burst water main in Chester Green, Derby, affects water supply of...

Around 7,500 homes and businesses were left without water or had their supply affected after a pipe burst underneath a roundabout in Derby - sending a 30ft jet of water into the air, wrecking houses and severely damaging a Derby road. Engineers from Severn Trent have been working throughout Sunday to fix the main, located at the junction of Mansfield Road and Alfreton Road. The road is expected to be closed for several days, with travel problems predicted as people find alternative routes....
Sun 19th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Burst water main in Chester Green, Derby - what Severn Trent are...

Engineers from Severn Trent have been working in Derby this morning to fix a burst water main which has damaged homes and flooded nearby streets. Several roads have been closed after the incident happened on the roundabout at the junction of Mansfield Road and Alfreton Road, in Chester Green, at about 2.15am. Homes were evacuated and several properties damaged as a result of the gushing water. Some people had to be rescued from their homes by firefighters. One house in Mansfield Road was...
Sun 19th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

House in Mansfield Road wrecked after water gushes out of burst...

A woman has described the moment that water from a burst main in a Derby street wrecked her house, forcing her and her partner to evacuate. Several roads remain closed in Chester Green this morning after the pipe - on the roundabout outside the Coach & Horses pub, at the junction of Mansfield Road and Alfreton Road - burst at about 2.15am. A handful of properties were damaged in the incident but one house, opposite the pub, has been wrecked by the burst, after water smashed the front...
Sun 19th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Burst water main at junction of Alfreton Road and Mansfield Road...

Several roads in Derby are closed this morning after a water main burst in the middle of the night - damaging properties and forcing homes to be evacuated. The incident happened at the roundabout by the Coach and Horses pub, at the junction of Mansfield Road and Alfreton Road, at about 2.20am. READ MORE: Homes damaged and people trapped as water main bursts in DerbyA spokeswoman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said the force of the water smashed windows in nearby properties and people...
Sun 19th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

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