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How birthday bash grew into the best small festival in the country
HOW do you fancy having The Stranglers around for your birthday party this year? Or maybe legendary Joy Division and New Order main man Peter Hook or possibly that nice Ali Campbell from UB40? Now that would be a birthday to remember - wouldn't it? For Rich Bryan, that's the kind of party he has become used to enjoying every year after his birthday ... (more)
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15 hrs ago
Summers' day as Graham gets set for new role
PEOPLE across several areas of South Derbyshire look set to welcome a new bobbie who will oversee policing in the area.
Wed Apr 23, 2014
SLIDESHOW: Band 'livin' on a prayer' for hospice fund-raiser
FANS of 80s and 90s music icons Bon Jovi are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a hospice by performing across 26 venues over three nights.
Youngsters learn what it is like to be 'locked up'
YOUNGSTERS in South Derbyshire are being warned off crime in a unique way - by spending time in a 'pop up' prison.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Games of Thrones influences baby name list
Many real-life babies in Staffordshire and Derbyshire now have names corresponding to their parent's favourite character from the show that airs on Sky Atlantic in the UK and has millions of fans worldwide.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Football team steps in to help school pay for new nets
A SOUTH Derbyshire school at the heart of Swadlincote's sporting community has teamed up with Newhall Football Club on the pitch.
Rise in drinkers avoiding the pub
NEW research by beer campaigners has revealed that 38 per cent of adults in Burton and South Debryshire never visit a pub.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
New book set to help boost hospice coffers
AN author is hoping to continue his efforts to raise thousands of pounds for a children's hospice with the release of his new book which he describes as the 'best yet'.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Famous gates to be given facelift
ONE of Swadlincote's most well known landmarks is to disappear - for repair work as part of a 500,000 refurbishment.
Panasonic Air Source Heat Pumps Provide Savings in South Derbyshire
One of the housing association's aims is to supply renewable technologies to provide its tenants with more efficient, cost effective systems.
Cannabis plant haul following drugs raid
POLICE recovered a haul of cannabis plants after raiding a house in a South Derbyshire village as part of a continued crackdown on drug related crime.
SLIDESHOW: Cadet group all ready for trip to visit battlefields
AIR cadets will be joined by dignitaries from across South Derbyshire as they embark on a trip to commemorate the anniversary of the start of the First World War.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Swadlincote survivor calls for public to return bowel cancer test kits
THE number of people in South Derbyshire taking up screenings for bowel cancer is higher than the national average, but is still lagging behind other forms of the disease, according to a leading charity.
Warning issued over new copycat websites
TRADING standards chiefs from across Burton, South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire have warned people not to fall victim to copycat websites when they order or renew official documents.
SLIDESHOW: Maps provide area view from across years
DETAILED maps offering a fascinating glimpse into how Burton and South Derbyshire developed from Victorian times to the 1950s are now available free online.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Petition set up to save X50 service from being axed
A SOUTH Derbyshire man has launched a campaign asking a bus company to reconsider discontinuing a vital route between Derby and Stoke.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Micheal Creedon, Derbyshire Police chief constable
Derbyshire Police has revealed that more than 60 per cent of all shoplifting revolves around just a handful of stores in the area which include Co-op, Sainsbury's, Boots, B & M Bargains, Morrisons and Aldi.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Asbestos compo scheme details finally revealed
DELS20140411D-002_C.JPG Picture: Lucy ShawA group of five people have put forward a planning application for a micro-pub on High Street in Melbourne.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Ambulance services hit back at Unison report
Ambulance trusts serving Burton and South Derbyshire have dismissed claims that they are 'on the verge of breaking down' as an increasing number of staff are unable to cope with the level of stress involved.
British Legion says thanks to Swadlincote pub for Poppy Appeal efforts
A SOUTH DERBYSHIRE couple have received recognition from the Royal British Legion after their continued fund-raising efforts for the Poppy Appeal.