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Driver fined after crash flung a cyclist in the air

A 56-year-old woman was fined after a crash in which a cyclist suffered a broken leg.

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An investigation is underway after arsonists are believed to have set fire to a disused farm building in Uttoxeter.

The fire happened in the evening on Tuesday, August 8.

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Fire engine in motion on the motorway
Fire engine in motion on the motorway

Swadlincote girl looks forward to opening her own business

Naomi Simpson from Woodville will open her own florist and furniture shop later this month.

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Naomi Simpson is looking forward to opening her own florist and furniture shop
Naomi Simpson is looking forward to opening her own florist and furniture shop

Motoring menace Mitchell Bird, from Castle Gresley caught driving while banned for the SIXTH time

Mitchell Bird has been caught driving while banned for the sixth time
Mitchell Bird has been caught driving while banned for the sixth time

A 21-year-old motoring menace is back behind bars again after he was caught driving while banned for a shocking SIXTH time.

Mitchell Bird, of Cedar Road, Castle Gresley, has been jailed for the fourth time after he admitted driving while disqualified just days after his release from prison for a similar offence.

Read the full saga here

Accident on M1

Delays on the M1 southbound have been caused by an accident involving three cars.

This was previously reported as a broken down vehicle.

One lane is still closed as the incident is dealt with.

Heavy traffic on M1 near East Midlands Airport

One lane has been closed on the M1 southbound at junction 24, close to East Midlands Airport due to a broken down vehicle.

The lane closure is in the roadworks area of the carriageway.

Swadlincote woman suffers burns and is scarred for life after having black henna holiday tattoo

The temporary tattoo has left a lasting mark on Chloe's left arm
The temporary tattoo has left a lasting mark on Chloe's left arm

A woman has revealed her summer of hell after a spur-of-the-moment henna tattoo left her arm burned and scarred. Chloe Goodwin, 20, from Swadlincote, went on holiday with her family for two weeks earlier this summer to Sunny Beach in Bulgaria.

While walking along the sea front in Sunny Beach, Miss Goodwin decided to have a temporary, black henna tattoo of a flower on her left forearm.

Read the full story and see the shocking pictures here.

Misspelt road sign in Swadlincote has left motorists doing a double take

The miss-spelt road sign is getting replaced
The misspelt road sign is getting replaced

Eagle-eyed motorists may have had to look twice at one particular temporary road sign in Swadlincote which seems to have created a whole new county.

Drivers and residents passing along Darklands Road, Swadlincote, may have noticed a large yellow sign warning for a road closure from 6.30pm to midnight.

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Look at the size of the thing!

Amazing pictures show the huge scale of the new Alton Towers rollercoaster ride.

The new Alton Towers ride, Secret Weapon 8, or SW8, is under construction
The new Alton Towers ride, Secret Weapon 8, or SW8, is under construction (Image: TowersStreet/Joe Winstanley)

Car crashes on the M42

One car has ended up in the central reservation on the M42 near the Burton turning after an accident.

Swadlincote man banned from watching Derby County for three years

George Freeman will not be allowed to attend any matches
George Freeman will not be allowed to attend any matches (Image: Getty)

A 23-year-old man has been banned from watching Derby County matches for the next three years.

George Freeman, of Butt Lane, Swadlincote, has been made the subject of a three-year football banning order after Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard he had caused or contributed to violence or disorder.

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Traveller who flooded six gardens wins permission to create a gipsy pitch in Overseal

The entrance to the site which will become a traveller site
The entrance to the site which will become a traveller site (Image: Google)

A traveller who flooded six neighbours’ homes after he dumped a pile of hard core rubble onto his land without permission has won the right to create a gipsy site close to homes in a South Derbyshire village.

The long-running saga has concluded with this approval at the appeal stage – but with strict conditions.

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Disorder claims at Burton's Allure nightclub threatens 6am plans for A-level celebration night

Allure nightclub in Station Street, Burton
Allure nightclub in Station Street, Burton

An A-levels results night event at a Burton nightclub may be under threat after plans to extend the club’s opening hours to 6am were criticised by police.

Staffordshire Police claims it has been called several times to Allure, in Burton’s Station Street, to reports of disorder or assaults, one of which involved a 16-year-old boy on the premises.

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Dash-cam footage could hold the key to finding out how woman died on the A38

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information after the body of a woman was found on the A38 in Derbyshire last week, Thursday August 3.

Officers from Derbyshire Constabularly are now looking to speak to anybody who drove down the main road on Thursday night, with a dash-cam in their car, after police were called to a stretch of the southbound carriageway between Ripley and the Coxbench turn-off. When they arrived, officers found the body of a woman close to the scene. The identity of the woman has not yet been released.

Customers confused after being told Burger King in Uttoxeter is not serving beef

Burger King is a fast food chain that has built its reputation on the simple principle of serving tasty beef burgers.

Its signature creations, including the Whopper, Bacon Double Cheese Burger and Big King all rely on succulent cuts for their trademark taste.

However, hungry customers at the firm’s Uttoxeter branch were today left “bemoosed” after being told they could not be served beef.

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Slow traffic on the M1

On the roads today there is slow traffic on the M1 northbound between junction 24 A with the A50 Derby, Stoke, East Midlands Airport and junction 25 with the A52 Brian Clough Way.

This is because of an earlier accident and all lanes have now reopened.

Rainy start to the day

It's going to be a dry and sunny day today but scattered showers are predicted
It's going to be a dry and sunny day today but scattered showers are predicted (Image: Getty)

While today has started out pretty miserable with persistent showers the rest of the day looks brighter.

By noon the rain is expected to have cleared up and will become cloudy, until 5pm where we should be seeing a little sun for a few hours.

Shocking pictures show desperation of Burton's homeless

John Anderson took these photos showing the plight of homelessness
John Anderson took these photos showing the plight of homelessness (Image: John Anderson)

Shocking images showing the desperate situation endured by the homeless in Burton has led to the launch of a campaign group.

Burton resident John Anderson took these snaps of the homeless camping out in undisclosed areas across the town centre, to highlight the growing problem facing those on zero hour contracts or a relationship breakdown.

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