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Thursday, 26th April 2018

Derby Pantomime wins national award and secures Britain’s best baddie

The cast of Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast has won Best Staging and Set at the Great British Pantomime Awards which took place at new Wimbledon Theatre on Sunday. The star-studded family pantomime was co-produced by Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment and staged at Derby Arena last...

Arrests made as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring

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Two men have been arrested and five potential victims identified as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring. Two suspected brothels in Violet Street, Normanton and Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, were visited this morning along with flats at Station Court, Burton. One man has...

Derby athletes triumph at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Harry Tanfield
Derby Arena athletes have achieved unprecedented success alongside Derby swimmers at this year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Several gold, silver and bronze medals have been won, and Team England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have all benefited from the achievements of Derbyshire...

Faulty second-hand electrical goods could cost lives, warns CTSI

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Second-hand electrical retailers who sell faulty goods are putting lives at risk, warns the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Over 4,700 fires in the UK were caused by electrical goods in the last year alone, an average of 13 per day, according to Electrical Safety First....

Update: improvement work at Pear Tree Library

The Council is to undertake additional improvement work at Pear Tree Library during its scheduled temporary closure in April, as it prepares to make room forU books arriving from Central Library. In order for added work to take place, the library will close temporarily on...

Don’t be a victim of electoral fraud at the May elections

A new campaign to help tackle electoral fraud ahead of May’s local elections has been launched by Derby City Council, in partnership with the Electoral Commission and Crimestoppers, the independent crime reporting charity. Whether it happens through intimidation, bribery or by someone impersonating someone else...

Energy Efficiency project shortlisted at regional awards

T Nutt & Sons Ltd employees
An energy efficiency project run by a partnership between Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council has been announced as a finalist at this year’s East Midlands Energy Efficiency awards. The D2 Energy Efficiency project offers eligible small and medium sized businesses in Derby and...

World leader Altran joins host of innovative businesses establishing a base at the iHub

Altran, a world leader in engineering and R&D services, is one of the latest hi-tech companies to establish a base at Derby’s £12m iHub innovation centre.  The company, which employs 45,000 people in over 20 countries across the globe, has taken two offices at the...

Find out who’s nominated to stand in the local elections

The next elections to be held will be local elections in each of the 17 city wards on Thursday 3rd May. The list of candidates nominated to stand in the local elections is now available, along with the notice of election agents. If you are not...

Council crackdown on illicit tobacco

Yesterday at Derby Magistrates court, Ahmed Abdullah, 47, plead guilty to selling illicit cigarettes from Polski Mini Market, Derby. He was fined a total of £1,000 for eight offences, and was ordered to pay £1,000 costs. In addition he was instructed to pay £100 in...