LATEST NEWS FROM THE CHESTERFIELD POST
3.99% Council Tax Rise To Help County Council Deal With Cuts
Friday 12th February 2016 Leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Anne Western, said the authority had been left with "no choice" but to increase council tax, as it prepares to enter the seventh year of Government austerity cuts to local council funding.
The council needs to cut services by almost £70m over the next two years on top of a £170m cut since 2010.
And at a Full Council meeting on Wednesday (10th February), councillors voted to set the authority's annual budget for the year ahead at £483 million... READ MORE...
This Weeks Chesterfield Cinema Listings (12th - 18th Feb)
Friday 12th February 2016
Find all this week's Chesterfield Cineworld Cinema listings here.
Whether you fancy the latest releases, or 'catching that film you really want to see on the big screen but haven't managed to get to yet', some Special Events and Advance Screenings, or the kids fancy a traditional 'Saturday Morning film' for just a quid (including fun and games) - you'll find it all here.
Appeal After 3 People Are Assaulted In A Bar In Chesterfield
Thursday 11th February 2016 Police in Chesterfield are appealing or information to trace two men after three people were assaulted in a bar in the town centre.
The incident happened between 4am and 4.30am on Sunday, January 10th, at Grove Bar on Church Walk.
A group of men, two aged 20 and one aged 19 years old, were on the dancefloor when it is thought one of them may have bumped into another man.
All three men in the group were then punched by a man. READ MORE...
Council Ask For History Help To Aid Towns Poppy Display Bid
Thursday 11th February 2016 Residents and local history groups are being asked to help support a Chesterfield Borough Council bid to bring an iconic poppy display to the town.
The council submitted a bid in July last year on behalf of a number of organisations in the town for the Weeping Window artwork to be displayed in Chesterfield as part of a tour of UK locations.
The artwork is part of a larger installation by Chesterfield artist Paul Cummins that was on display at the Tower of London to commemorate the... READ MORE...
World Record First Aid Lesson Attempt At The Proact
Tuesday 9th February 2016 Do YOU know how to save a life? That's the question asked by a local organisation - CSALS - as they, in partnership with Bolsover District Council, launched a world record attempt for 'The World's Biggest First Aid Lesson' on Friday 5th Feb.
The record is currently held by Emirates Airlines, with 1,600 in attendance, but the effort on May 20th at the Proact Stadium at 10am, hopes to attract over 3,000 participants of all ages - every one of whom will leave with vital life saving skills.
Dignitaries, including The Mayor and Mayoress of... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Appeal After Charity Box Is Stolen From Shop In Chesterfield
Friday 2nd February 2016 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a charity box was stolen from a dry cleaners shop in Chesterfield.
The Ashgate Hospice collection box, which had been full, was stolen from the counter of Chesterfield Valet Service on Elder Way, sometime between 12pm and 2pm on Saturday, January 23rd. It is thought the offender entered the store at some point while the staff member was in the back.
Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference number 3553/16, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Keeping Chesterfield's Market Thriving For The Future
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Rent charges for market traders are to be frozen as part of plans to ensure Chesterfield's successful historic outdoor market place continues to thrive in the modern shopping world.
Last year Chesterfield Borough Council, which owns and manages the outdoor market, carried out a public consultation as part of a review looking at how the market can continue to draw in shoppers, as markets across the country face increased competition from the growth of online shopping and discount stores.
Charges for traders on the general, flea and farmers' markets... READ MORE...
TV Stardom For Chesterfield Teen
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 A teenager from Chesterfield has been selected from thousands of young people across the country to be one of the faces of a national advertising campaign.
Rae Griffiths, 17, appears in the advert for the country's flagship youth programme, National Citizen Service (NCS). She is one of 20 NCS participants featured in the campaign which can been seen on TV and at various out of home locations until mid-March 2016.
Rae completed NCS, a four week part-residential programme for... READ MORE...
Local Pupils Sample Life As Refugees In Innovative Project
Friday 29th January 2016 A primary school in Chesterfield has recently teamed up with others in their cluster to help to illustrate the plight of refugees currently fleeing war and crisis.
On Thursday 21st January, the four schools collaborated on an the exciting and innovative global project - 'Project Refugee' - to enable primary and secondary students to work together to gain a better understanding of the issues faced by refugees around the world, especially with the recent European crisis.
Children from year 4 at Barrow Hill Primary, Poolsbrook... READ MORE...
Remembering The Holocaust
Tuesday 26th January 2016 Chesterfield residents can take part in an event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire Law Centre, Chesterfield College and Pomegranate Youth Theatre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme for this year is "Don't Stand By".
The event takes place on Wednesday 27th January from 7pm at the Rose Theatre, Rose Hill, doors will open at 6.30pm. Tickets will be available on the door and the event is free.
This is the day for everyone to remember the six million Jews... READ MORE...
A Cheaper 'Ticket To Ride' For Chesterfield Children
Thursday 21st January 2016 Bus travel for children and young people in Chesterfield will be cheaper from next week following the launch of a special offer ticket.
From Saturday, 23rd January, Stagecoach is introducing a Chesterfield Child Dayrider, offering travel across the area for passengers under the age of 19 for £2. The ticket will be available for limited time, until the end of March 2016.
The ticket will provide unlimited daily travel for the full route of services 2, 2a, 5 10, 39, 80 and 80a in Chesterfield and all Stagecoach buses... READ MORE...
Police Issue CCTV In Connection With Alleged Bus Fare Fraud
Thursday 21st January 2016 Police in Chesterfield have released images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with a bus fare fraud.
It is alleged a man and a woman have been using copies of the same money voucher on several occasions to claim cash from different drivers on Wednesday, December 23rd and Thursday, December 24th 2015.
The vouchers are issued to passengers by bus drivers if they have run out of change so that the passenger can claim it back. Officers believe they may have boarded buses in Chesterfield and Mastin Moor. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Shop Doors Are Damaged In Chesterfield
Tuesday 19th January 2016 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after three shop doors were damaged in the town centre.
The doors to the Cheese Factory, the RSPCA and Shentalls Florist, on the Market Hall, were damaged sometime overnight between Friday, January 8th and Saturday, January 9th.
Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or with any information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non-emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Court Grants Three House Closure Orders In Chesterfield
Monday 18th January 2016 Three houses in Chesterfield have been closed and the tenants required to leave, in a case brought by Chesterfield Borough Council after suspected drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.
In a case heard at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on Thursday 14th January, the council was granted closure orders for the properties on Birchen Close, Longshaw Court and Baslow Court.
There was evidence that tenants in all three of these properties had been engaged suspected drug dealing and had caused significant anti-social... READ MORE...
The Stroke Association Launches New Project In Derbyshire
Monday 16th January 2016
The Stroke Association is inviting people affected by stroke in North Derbyshire to attend a series of new Mindfulness sessions, to help improve their mental wellbeing.
Learning and practising mindfulness has become a popular way to manage a number of physical, emotional and social challenges, which can be caused by a stroke. Research suggests that practising the technique can help people to better understand their emotions, boost attention and concentration and improve post-stroke fatigue, anxiety, depression and relationships... READ MORE...
Brain Cancer Concerns At Former Chemical Plant
Tuesday 12th January 2016 Widows of four brain cancer victims have joined together and contacted Trade Union Safety Team, (TRUST) to help them find answers to their late husband's deaths.
Joanne Gordon, heading TRUST's investigation is urging next-of-kin of former Staveley Chemicals workers to contact TRUST if they have a relative that died from brain cancer.
Brain cancer victim Martyn Collis worked at Staveley Chemicals Ltd for forty years. He, along with three other former workers from this site have... READ MORE...
Emergency And Essential Services Are Protected During Strike
Tuesday 12th January 2016 Emergency and essential services at Chesterfield Royal Hospital are protected and will not be affected by the 24-hour strike action planned by junior doctors in England today (08.00hrs January 12th to 08.00hrs January 13th 2016).
Junior doctors are planning to strike over conditions and pay but the Royal's Medical Director, Dr Gail Collins has assured patients that the right cover will be in place to provide safe care: "We are protecting our Emergency Department and the critical services in our hospital, including children's and maternity care," she comments. "These will not be affected by any strike action..." READ MORE...
Corrie Star Kym Marsh Visits Brand New Fitness Centre
Sunday 10th January 2016 "I'm 40 this year and I wanted to come into my forties being as fit as I can! I changed my lifestyle and it's helped me a lot. It's hopefully helping other people!" That was actress, singer and fitness guru Kym Marsh speaking to The Chesterfield Post as she visited the newly opened Queen's Park Sports Centre on Saturday, and spoke to many users of the facilities on Boythorpe Road.
The centre has been made possible by funding of £6.725 million from Chesterfield Borough Council, £2.5 million from Chesterfield College, as part of a partnership agreement, £2 million of National Lottery funding... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield's New Queen's Park Sports Centre Opens
Friday 8th January 2016
"We're here to make a difference to the community of Chesterfield!" That was Principal of Chesterfield College (and former student) Stuart Cutforth, as he and other dignitaries officially opened the new Queen's Park Sports Centre on Thursday morning.
The Chesterfield Borough Council-run centre has already created a buzz - with 820 people having signed up for membership in the last 3 months alone - having opened its doors on Tuesday 5th January, and will open from 6.30am Monday to Friday and from 8am on Saturday and Sunday... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Police Appeal After Alleged Assault In Chesterfield
Friday 8th January 2016 In the early hours of Sunday, January 3rd, a man and woman left a house on Church Street South, Birdholme.
An altercation took place and the man allegedly assaulted the woman. Officers investigating are appealing to anyone that saw a woman in a pair of red checked pyjamas and no shoes to contact them. A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Matt Chapman on 101 quoting crime number 583/16 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Courtney Purcell Found Safe And Well Police Confirm
Tuesday 29th December 2015
Fifteen-year-old Courtney Purcell, who was reported missing last week, was found safe and well on Sunday December 27th in the Chesterfield area.
Thanks to everyone who assisted in the search by sharing our appeal and publicising our appeal.
Police Appeal Over Missing 15 Year Old Girl Courtney Purcell
Friday 25th December 2015 Officers are becoming concerned for the safety of 15-year-old Courtney Purcell who is missing from home and believed to be in the Chesterfield area.
Courtney was reported missing on Wednesday December 23rd and was last seen in Staveley during yesterday evening. Courtney is white, of large build, 5' 10" tall, with long blonde hair which has brown roots. She was last seen wearing black trousers, a white polo neck top, a maroon hoody and black mid-length boots with fur trim.
Police urge Courtney or anyone who knows where she is, to contact them on 101.
Police Concerns Are Growing For Missing Derby Man
Monday 21st December 2015 Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who has gone missing from his home in Derby.
Christopher Sheldon was last seen at his address in Sidney Street on November 30th and went missing between then and December 8th. The 42-year-old is white, about 5ft 11ins, of slim build, with blond hair, blue eyes and stubble. He might also have a stud piercing on the right side of his nose. Mr Sheldon has links to both Derby and Chesterfield.
Police are appealing for information on his whereabouts and... READ MORE...
Whittington Moor Needle Little Help From Their Friends
Monday 21st December 2015 In October, Whittington Moor Surgery were recognised as a 'dementia friendly' GP practice by the Alzheimer's Society and as part of their commitment to being dementia friendly, they have started knitting 'twiddlemuffs' - soft knitted muffs which contain strands of textured ribbons, beads and various fabrics attached both inside and outside - to support dementia patients - but now the demand is so great, they are looking for volunteers to help them.
Dr Taylor, GP at Whittington Moor Surgery, explains the benefit of twiddlemuffs to patients with dementia: "Twiddlemuffs might sound like something..." READ MORE...
Specialist Elderly And Dementia Care Home Opens In Dronfield
Thursday 17th December 2015 A new state of the art elderly and dementia care home has opened its doors in Dronfield thanks to funding support from Royal Bank of Scotland.
The Green Nursing Homes Limited, has developed a new 39 en-suite bedroom facility on land adjacent to their existing residential home 'The Green' in Dronfield. Called 'The Callywhite' the property is presented over three floors with facilities including three lounge areas, three dining rooms, library, music room and hairdressing salon. There is also a large secure balcony on first floor, which looks out onto a secluded outdoor courtyard with developing sensory garden... READ MORE...
Appeal After War Medals Stolen From A House In Chesterfield
Tuesday 15th December 2015 Officers are appealing for information after war medals were stolen from a house in Chesterfield.
Sometime between Wednesday, November 11th at 3pm and Wednesday, November 25th at 8.41am, a house on Mill Lane, Wingerworth was broken into. A variety of things were stolen from the house, including, food, jewellery and a small amount of cash. Also stolen were a number of war medals and royal coins.
Anyone with information please contact DC Mark Woodcock on 101 quoting crime reference no. 51030/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Derbyshire County Council Seizes £1m Of Illegal Goods
Thursday 10th December 2015 Almost two million illegal cigarettes and 580kg of tobacco with a street value of at least £1m have been seized by Derbyshire County Council in one of the biggest trading standards hauls in the UK.
The council's trading standards team worked with police from Derbyshire and the East Midlands, using sniffer dogs to inspect six units on a self-storage site in South Derbyshire.
Other goods seized include 31,000 Viagra-type tablets worth £155,000, 60 items of counterfeit clothing including fake G-Star jeans and Barbour... READ MORE...
Derbyshire County Council Set To Develop Land For Housing
Thursday 10th December 2015 A development company could be set up by Derbyshire County Council which would aim to use some of the council's land to build much needed housing.
The council's Cabinet will consider a report about setting up a company at a meeting on Tuesday 15th December. The development company would initially concentrate on building housing, but could in the future develop extra care housing or social housing.
Cabinet Member for Council Services Councillor, Andy Botham, explains: "The financial situation facing the council is difficult and is only going... READ MORE...
Man Jailed After Stealing Bracelet From Chesterfield Jewellers
Thursday 10th December 2015
A man who snatched a bracelet worth several thousand pounds from a Chesterfield jewellers has been jailed by magistrates.
Karl James Ward pleaded guilty to stealing the item from Stuart Bradley Jewellers on Burlington St. On Wednesday, September 9th, he asked an assistant to look at the bracelet, before snatching it from their hands and running out of the store. Ward, 31, formerly of Old Whittington Lane, Unstone, was sentenced to eight weeks in prison and ordered to pay £2,000 compensation plus costs, at the hearing at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court on Wednesday, November 25th.
Teenage Student Ready To Save Lives
Tuesday 8th December 2015 A young Derbyshire student who helped to teach his peers about the dangers of careless driving is now ready to help save lives in his local community.
Teenager Alex Waring attends Chesterfield College but volunteers with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) as part of the Chesterfield Community First Responder group.
At only 19, he has successfully undertaken training so he can perform lifesaving treatment at medical emergencies such as heart attacks and... READ MORE...
Shaun Hall Of Mark Leeson Is Midlands Hairdresser Of The Year
Tuesday 8th December 2015 Shaun Hall, Manager of Mark Leeson salon in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, has been crowned 2015 Midlands Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards.
The event, which is sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional and presented by Hairdressers Journal International, is often dubbed as the 'Oscars' of the hairdressing industry. More than 1,800 guests attended the awards ceremony, held at London's prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday 7th December.
The night was hosted by David Walliams and Executive... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Gas Meters Are Stolen In Whittington Moor
Tuesday 8th December 2015 Police are appealing for information after two gas meters were stolen from businesses in Whittington Moor.
They were taken sometime between 6pm on Friday, Nov 27th and 9am on Monday, Nov 30th, at the Chatsworth Technology Park, Dunston Road. The cabinets on the outside of the businesses were broken into and two gas meters stolen.
Anyone with information should contact PCSO Janis Naylor of the Dunston, Moor and St Helen's Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team by calling 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police CCTV Released After Purse Thefts In Chesterfield
Saturday 5th December 2015 Police in Chesterfield are warning shoppers to be alert during the busy Christmas shopping period following recent purse thefts in the town centre and are continuing their appeal for information to trace two people, pictured on CCTV, in connection with two recent incidents in the region.
Seven incidents have taken place since Wednesday, November 18th. The two most recent took place on Thursday, November 26th between 11.30am and 1.30pm one on High Street and the other on the Market Place.
Officers are stepping up patrols, urging people to report any... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Duo Will Have The 'X Factor' This Weekend
Saturday 5th December 2015 A performance by friends, Laura McNeice and Charlotte Breedon from Chesterfield, will be aired to millions during The X Factor ad breaks this Sunday.
Programme sponsor TalkTalk TV chose Laura and Charlotte's rendition of 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues to appear in one of the 'BopHeads' festive music videos on Sunday night's show.
Health workers Laura, 28, and Charlotte, 24, said on hearing the news, "We can't believe we have been chosen to appear this weekend!..." READ MORE...
REAL TIME Live's Very Own 'Live Aid' Gig This Sunday
Saturday 5th December 2015 REAL TIME Live are holding a Live Aid style gig called 'Action for Alexander' on Sunday 6th December from 4pm onwards.
All funds raised are in aid of the appeal for Alexander Vinson, a 2 year old boy who has just arrived in the USA to begin Proton Therapy Treatment on a rare brain tumour, which the NHS didn't fund treatment for.
Raising £150,000 or more has been the target - and with only £5,000 to go to reach that minimum target, you can help achieve this on Sunday - simply by having a fantastic night out! READ MORE...
Derbyshire Trading Standards Issue Hoverboard Safety Alert
Thursday 3rd December 2015 Christmas shoppers buying hoverboards are being warned by Derbyshire County Council trading standards officers to be extra cautious after fears were raised about the safety of cheap imitations heading for the county.
The county council's trading standards team has issued the warning about cheap 'copycat' versions of genuine hoverboards, also called self-balancing scooters, after fires were caused by battery pack or chargers overheating in Kent, London and Buckinghamshire. The battery-powered hoverboards are priced between £300 and £600 from reputable outlets, but cheaper, fake versions... READ MORE...
Spireites Part Company With Manager Dean Saunders
Saturday 28th November 2015 Chesterfield have parted company with manager Dean Saunders and his assistant Brian Carey following a 4-0 defeat at home to Swindon Town.
The result was Chesterfield's fourth defeat in a row and leaves them just four points above the relegation zone. An interim management team, which will be announced in due course, will take temporary charge prior to the appointment of a new manager. Chairman Dave Allen thanked the managerial pair for their efforts, adding: "We will not be rushed into making a decision on a new manager." Saunders was named as Paul Cook's successor at the Proact Stadium in May.
Work Begins On Chesterfield Royal's New Cancer Care Centre
Saturday 28th November 2015 "This is about so much more than a building!" That was Chesterfield Royal Hospital's Chair of Trust, Helen Phillips, as she spoke to assembled guests including the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, at the turf cutting event for the new Chesterfield Royal's MacMillan Cancer Centre on Friday 27th November.
The £9 million state-of-the-art facility will see improved services for cancer patients and their families, with specialists and hospital executives promising a more 'holistic' approach to the disease, which sadly will affect all of us directly or indirectly at some point during our lives. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Pupils Help Bring Colour To Coach Station Entrance
Thursday 26th November 2015 Pupils from Brampton Primary School have helped bring a touch of colour to the town's coach station.
The students helped put the final touches to the Pocket Park project on Markham Road, at the entrance to the coach station by planting 3,000 purple, yellow and white crocus corms.
The project, which started last year, is a collaboration between Chesterfield Civic Society, Franke Sissons and Chesterfield Borough Council, with support from Destination Chesterfield and Killingley Landscapes... READ MORE...
Council Approves Home Closures - Agrees Future Care Plans
Thursday 26th November 2015 Proposals aimed at securing the future of the majority of Derbyshire County Council residential homes while closing four homes and a respite care unit with six short-stay beds have been approved.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet agreed the proposals at its meeting on Tuesday 24th November.
The proposals are part of the council's wider five-year plan which aims to keep 18 county council-run residential care homes open - one in each Derbyshire district - and continue to invest in residential care, extra care and specialist... READ MORE...
Appeal As Bungling Beer Barrel Burglars Target Post Office
Wednesday 25th November 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after two men tried to break into a post office by hitting the door with a beer barrel.
The offenders tried to kick open the door to the post office and convenience store, in High St, Barlborough, at about 3.25am on Tuesday, Nov 24th. When that failed, one ran to the Apollo pub, retrieved a beer barrel from the car park, then tried to force the post office door open by swinging the barrel at it, fleeing a short time later when the alarm went off. Police want to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of the morning. Call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime ref 50853/15 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Dave Allen Interview - "Structure Of Club Is Right." AGM News
Tuesday 24th November 2015 "It's a juggling act! We keep trying to feed money into the team but we have to service the debt!" - Chesterfield Chairman Dave Allen as he faced questions from the floor after the AGM at the Proact on Monday night.
Over 100 supporters attended the meeting with Chairman Dave Allen, CEO Chris Turner - alongside manager Dean Saunders and other members of the board.
The purpose of the evening, which was also attended by representatives of the official club accountants, Shorts, was to pass the accounts... READ MORE & AUDIO...
North Derbyshire MP Receives Prestigious Award
Monday 23rd November 2015
Natascha Engel, Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, has won a prestigious title at a top political awards event.
The Spectator magazine named Natascha as the Backbencher of the Year 2015 at their 32nd Parliamentarian Awards event. Natascha said: "It is a huge honour to have been presented with this award. I wasn't expecting it at all so it was a complete surprise." Before taking on the role of Deputy Speaker this June, Natascha chaired the Backbench Business Committee for five years. This committee is able to table debates and help backbench MPs make their voices heard.
Police Appeal After 29 Year Old Man Is Injured In Chesterfield
Friday 20th November 2015 Shortly after 8pm on Thursday November 19th, officers were called to Derby Road in Chesterfield where a man had been injured.
A 29-year-old local man sustained injuries to his head and neck and is being treated at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. A 27- year-old man was arrested at around 9pm at another address in Chesterfield. He is currently in custody and will be questioned later today (Friday 21st November). Anyone who has any information about the alleged assault should contact Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting incident 625/19/11/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Barrow Hill Primary Pupils Counter Paris Horror With Cake
Friday 20th November 2015 One group of inspirational primary school children will be handing out treats in Staveley Market place today (Friday 20th November), in a project designed to show kindness after the atrocities committed in Paris over the weekend.
After hearing on the news that 129 people had died, and 99 others were suffering in hospital, some of them on the critical list, after terrorists from the ISIS group opened fire and detonated suicide vests at various sites around the French capital including a rock concert, restaurant and a football stadium, children from Barrow Hill Primary School made it their mission to show that people..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal After Man Robbed Near Hady Hill In Chesterfield
Thursday 19th November 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Chesterfield.
On Saturday, October 31st at 1.45pm, a man was walking along an underpass off of Hady Hill when a man asked him for 20p, after continued on his walk through the underpass, the same man approached him again, accompanied by another man and asked for £20 which was handed over. They both then ran off back through the underpass. The thief was described as white, between 5ft 8 and 5ft 11ins tall and around 20 years old. He had light ginger, short hair, a scruffy beard which was ginger. He sounded local and wore grey/blue tracksuit bottoms and a blue hooded coat.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Andrew Toyn on 101 quoting crime reference number 47074/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Climate Rally - From Crooked Spire To Eiffel Tower
Wednesday 18th November 2015 The Chesterfield Post has been notified that there will be a Chesterfield Climate Rally on Saturday 28th November, organised by a new Chesterfield Climate Alliance, to show support for global action on climate change.
With world leaders meeting in Paris on 30th November for the UN Climate Change Conference, people will be coming together all over the world in different cities to demand that governments take action.
This rally is timed to allow Chesterfield people to join similar... READ MORE...
Appeal After Indecent Exposure In Cutthorpe, Chesterfield
Wednesday 18th November 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself in Cutthorpe, Chesterfield.
A woman was walking her dog in Linacre Woods on Woodnook Lane, near to the lower reservoir, when she saw a man emerge from behind a tree and indecently expose himself. The woman then ran off towards the Holme Hall area.
The man is described as white, in his late 50s, of medium build with grey stubble and wearing thick glasses, a black beanie hat and a black jacket... READ MORE...
All 'Sett' For Derbyshire's Badgers With Ben On ITV
Wednesday 18th November 2015 Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's badger vaccination programme is to feature on ITV’s Countrywise with Ben Fogle next week.
Ben and the Countrywise team joined Trust volunteers in Edale to see how badger vaccination is carried out.
Tim Birch, Head of Advocacy and Conservation Strategy said, "The team remarked on what a fantastic experience it was to witness a badger vaccination first hand and didn't mind the 4.30am start! And Ben Fogle was really impressed with our work." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Newbold Robbery
Tuesday 17th November 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a minor injury during a Newbold street robbery.
At around 10.35pm on Thursday, November 12th, a man was walking along Highfield Road in Newbold. He turned to walk along a route known locally as the 'chicken run' towards Sheffield Road, when he was approached by four men.
One of the offenders grabbed the man and put a sharp instrument, thought to be a Stanley knife, to his cheek where he was cut. Another man patted the victim down before finding his wallet in a coat pocket. The offender stole... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal Supports World Prematurity Day
Tuesday 17th November 2015 In what will be a unique, and emotional sight tonight, Chesterfield Royal Hospital and the Borough Council have joined together to turn the crooked spire purple.
The Royal's Neonatal team, along with Chesterfield Borough Council, Church of St Mary's and All Saints and D.O.R Electrical, have organised for the spire to be bathed in purple light on Tuesday November 17th.
The colour is associated with the day, organised by Bliss, designed to raise awareness of the 15 million babies born prematurely across... READ MORE...
Subway @ Chesterfield's Tesco Extra - The Grand Opening
Tuesday 17th November 2015 On Sunday 29th November, between 11am and 4pm, SUBWAY at the Tesco Extra on Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, is celebrating it's offical Grand Opening.
To celebrate the event, they are giving away a FREE 6" Sub with a 'Buy One Get One Free' deal and limited to one Sub Per Person Per Order and while stocks last.
Already established as a food favourite for many people, the Subway at Tesco Extra has been a successful franchise for several months, and the management are holding the Grand Opening as a way to say 'thank you' to their customers... READ MORE...
Man Sentenced To 4 Years For 1 Hour Chesterfield Crime Spree
Friday 13th November 2015
A man who attacked and robbed strangers at their homes in Chesterfield has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.
David James Smith pleaded guilty to robbery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and two counts of burglary. All the crimes happened on October 1st between 5pm and 6pm.
Smith first forced his way into a flat in Arundel Close, assaulting a 64-year-old man and stealing cash and a digital camera... READ MORE...
Hasland Born Drummer Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor Dies
Friday 13th November 2015
Former Motorhead drummer, Hasland born Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor has died aged 61.
Guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke wrote on Facebook, "My dear friend and brother passed away last night... He was one hell of a character."
Born in Hasland in Chesterfield, Taylor was drummer for Motorhead for 14 years in two periods between 1975 and 1992 - alongside Clarke and frontman 'Lemmy' - and he featured on all the band's biggest hits, including Ace of Spades... READ MORE...
Police Hunt Thieves Following Wingerworth Garage Break In
Friday 13th November 2015
Officers are looking to trace two thieves after tools were stolen from a garage in Wingerworth.
Police were called at around 2.40am on Tuesday, November 10th, after a Derby Road resident was disturbed by thieves breaking into a garage at a neighbouring property.
The two men then fled from the Derby Road area and made off with a Stihl leaf blower and socket set. One of the men was stopped by attending officers and the stolen goods were seized... READ MORE...
A Day To Think Of Friends Who Never Came Back
Thursday 12th November 2015
Once again, Chesterfield paid its own tribute to the heroes of war as, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the town joined others across the nation to fall silent and remember those who served, and fell, in wars throughout the last century.
As shops, schools and businesses observed two minutes' silence throughout the towns and villages, several hundred gathered outside the Town Hall to pay their respects to veterans and current servicemen - including several schools, nurseries and Public Services students from Chesterfield College... READ MORE...
In Loving Memory - Desmond Smith
Desmond Smith - aged 81.
Desmond peacefully passed away on Sunday 8th November, following a short illness at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Loving Dad of David, Joanne, Melanie, Matthew and Tanya.
The Funeral (no service) is to be held on Friday 20th November at 8.50am, at Chesterfield crematorium. All are welcome to say your goodbyes.
Wearing Poppies With Pride - Chesterfield Remembers
Tuesday 10th November 2015 Once again, Chesterfield residents turned out in their thousands to support and remember the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces throughout the last hundred years and beyond.
They came to remember and, in scenes replicated across the UK, Chesterfield's veterans shared their private memories of war on the most public of occasions - Remembrance Sunday.
On Sunday afternoon, on a rainy and cold Autumn day, The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, along with other Councillors and... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal For Owners Of Shetland Pony To Come Forward
Tuesday 10th November 2015 Police are appealing to help trace the owners of a Shetland pony that was found tied to a fence in Staveley.
Officers were called at around 3.45pm on Sunday, November 8th, after a grey miniature Shetland mare was found tied to a fence on Pullman Close, Staveley. The pony, which was found close to the old railway track, is microchipped however the current owners are appearing as unknown. Police involved with the dedicated Horse Watch scheme are appealing for the owners of the Shetland pony to contact them.
Anyone with information, please call 101, quoting incident number 443 of 08/11/15.
New Chesterfield Chiquito Restaurant & Bar Seeking Staff
Tuesday 10th November 2015 A new Chiquito Restaurant is arriving in Chesterfield and they are holding recruitment sessions for staff on 16th - 19th November at ChesterfieldFC's Proact Stadium.
BARTENDERS - Must be over 18! Starting salary £7ph. To prepare alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages, interact with guests, maintain cleanliness and Chiquito standards. You are good at multi-tasking, confident and have a good personality. Experience is preferable
WAITING TEAM MEMBERS - Must be over 18! Starting salary... READ MORE...
Alison's Charity Inca Trail Challenge For AshgateHospiceCare
Tuesday 10th November 2015 Alison Murray is taking on the challenge of trekking across Peru's famous 43km Inca Trail later this month in aid of Chesterfield FC's charity partner, AshgateHospicecare.
Alison will travel alone from Gatwick to Madrid and then from Madrid to Lima, where she will meet 12 others before travelling to Cusco to begin her journey.
Although she has lived in Chesterfield for only 12 months, Alison has already forged a strong connection with the town and speaks of a deep spiritual meaning to her journey. READ MORE...
First Air Ambulance Week Is A Soaring Success
Tuesday 10th November 2015 Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance's (DLRAA) first ever 'Air Ambulance Week', has raised over £25,000 towards the vital services of them and their sister service, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).
Collections across Derbyshire raised a grand total of £5,189.15 for their air ambulance thanks to the hard work of volunteers and the support of the local community.
The week at the end of September saw hundreds of supporters... READ MORE...
Redevelopment Of Walton Hospital Begins
Friday 6th November 2015 Contractors have moved onto the Walton Hospital site in Chesterfield this week (2 November), to begin the redevelopment of healthcare facilities.
It marks the start of an extensive programme of work, managed by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust which runs the site, to go on throughout the winter and into the spring of next year.
This redevelopment work is the latest stage in previously agreed plans to continue to modernise Walton Hospital as an ongoing base for local... READ MORE...
Five Youngsters Cautioned In Renishaw
Friday 6th November 2015 Five Youngsters Cautioned Following Reports Of Anti-Social Behaviour At Renishaw Centre For People With Learning Disabilities.
Letters have been sent to the parents and carers of five youngsters in Renishaw after they were found to be causing a nuisance at a local group.
Just after 1pm on Tuesday, Oct 27th, police were called to Renishaw day service at the village's youth club on Main Rd, to reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB).
Youths were reported to be causing a nuisance by kicking ... READ MORE...
Young People's Achievements Celebrated At The Proact
Friday 6th November 2015 The efforts of several inspirational young people were celebrated at the Proact last week, as the third annual Chesterfield FC Community Trust Junior Awards took place in the Zoe Edge Room at the Community Hub.
Attended by around eighty youngsters and their families as well as some of the sponsors, the awards featured montage videos showing last season's action as well as the work of the Trust.
Chester the Fieldmouse was on hand as was the... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Vicar Lane Shoppers Donate 100 Bags To Fight Heart Disease
Friday 6th November 2015 Vicar Lane Shopping Centre has announced that their shoppers managed to donate 100 bags to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) during their 'Bag It. Beat It.' event.
The donated quality items will now go on to be sold in local BHF shops to generate vital funds which will help support life-saving research.
Vicar Lane Shopping Centre encouraged their shoppers to donate bags of unwanted items including clothes, CDs, DVDs and bric-a-brac. Every bag donated helps fund life saving heart research helping those affected from heart... READ MORE...
Chesterfield To Remember The Fallen
Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Chesterfield residents have the opportunity to gather to remember those who have died in the First World War and subsequent conflicts in events for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
The annual Remembrance Sunday service takes place this Sunday 8th November, at 2.30pm at St Mary and All Saints' Church, the Crooked Spire.
Everyone is welcome to attend but residents are advised to be seated by 2pm as the church becomes very full... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Work Begins On New Cycle Lane - Traffic Delays Expected
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 Work to build a new cycle path in Chesterfield between Queen's Park and the train station is gathering pace.
The new path is being installed as part of the Chesterfield Cycle Network.
It is a long term project running until April next year to link shopping areas to the train and bus station and main residential areas in the town.
The first section of the path to be built is around 100 metres long and will run from Hipper Street South, between Markham and Ravenside... READ MORE...
Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins 'Boxes' Clever
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 A disappearing post box has finally reappeared almost a year after it first went missing.
Residents on Middlecroft Road first contacted the Royal Mail, who reported that they had not removed the box, finally coming to the conclusion that it had been stolen.
When the post box wasn't replaced, residents contacted their MP Toby Perkins, who took up the issue on their behalf. Toby said "I am delighted to have helped. It is important not to underestimate, in this digital age, the..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield 'Forty-fies' Against The Rain As Wartime Returns
Friday 30th October 2015 Chesterfield declared war on the weather from this week - and, despite the unrelenting rain, celebrated Thursday's opening event of the Market Festival in 1940's style, with residents, traders and visitors dressing up in 'forties finery' as they relieved the wartime era.
In keeping with Thursday's Flea Market theme, goods on display evoked a bygone era, whilst the Market Square was packed with tanks and army vehicles, draymen and their horses, and even a couple of 'German' citizens watching over a 'Great Escape' attempt! A George Formby lookalike drew the crowds as he performed near the Market Hall to the delight of soggy onlookers. READ MORE...
Local Man Honoured For 'Outstanding Contribution' To Charity
Thursday 29th October 2015 A local devoted father, who helped rebuild his son's life following a devastating brain injury, has been shortlisted for a national award for his dedication to helping other families affected.
Peter Shaw, 78 and from Chesterfield, is one of just three people from across the UK to be recognised at an national awards ceremony for The Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award for devoting 14 years service to local brain injury charity, Headway North Derbyshire.
Peter was introduced to the local charity three years after his... READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC's AGM Date Rearranged
Thursday 29th October 2015 It’s been announced that Chesterfield FC's annual general meeting has been switched to a new date next month.
The meeting will now take place on Monday, November 23rd (7pm start), in the DCJ Group Spires Restaurant at the Proact Stadium. The AGM was originally scheduled to take place on Monday, November 9th, but it has had to be rearranged due to Chesterfield's FA Cup tie at FC United of Manchester being selected for live TV coverage on the same date.
There will be no additional paperwork sent out to shareholders. All documentation posted previously will be valid, including the proxy form.
Body Found In Woodland Is Confirmed As Missing 60 Year Old
Monday 26th October 2015
The body of a man found in woodland last week has been formally identified.
Roy Thompson, 60 (above), was last seen leaving Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital at 9.20am on Thursday, October 15th. A dog walker called police on the afternoon of Friday, October 23rd, to report the discovery of a body in the woods off Westwood Lane, Brimington.
A formal identification has taken place and the body is that of Mr Thompson.
Antiques Roadshow At Bolsover To Be Screened On 1st Nov
Monday 26th October 2015 Antiques Roadshow with Fiona Bruce visited Bolsover Castle during the Summer, where treasures included a rare jade pendant found in a garden, a painting by novelist D.H. Lawrence and a huge collection of vintage hats.
The team are transported back to childhood by a complete set of Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' books while a vast collection of vintage hats draws a crowd as Fiona meets a woman whose hobby has become a full time profession.
Books specialist Justin Croft got a new insight into... READ MORE...
Roll Up, Roll Up, For The 2015 Chesterfield Market Festival
Friday 23rd October 2015 Chesterfield's 2015 market festival takes place from Thursday 29th October to Saturday 31st October, offering a host of fun for all the family.
The annual event, run by Chesterfield Borough Council, sees a range of activities in and around Chesterfield town centre.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: "The market festival attracts thousands of residents and visitors to the town each year." READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Committing To Act Against Cyber Criminals
Friday 23rd October 2015 Officers across the force are committed to tackling cybercrime to keep Derbyshire residents safe from harm, anti-social behaviour and criminal activities online.
As more children and young people head online and share information over social networking sites, there is the potential risk of increasing issues such as child sexual exploitation (CSE) and explicit images being shared on the web.
Police are working to tackle the issue known as sexting to minimise the increased risk to children online. Sexting involves young people taking and... READ MORE...
Sercel Named Small To Medium Business Of The Year
Wednesday 21st October 2015 Alfreton based Sercel England Ltd has been named Small to Medium Business of the Year in the UK Heart Safe Awards 2015.
The national awards took place on Friday 9th October 2015 at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. The event welcomed 300 attendees to recognise individual life-savers as well as organisations and employers who invest in creating heart safe environments across the UK.
Trevor James from Sercel England Ltd commented: "Many thanks to the judges for appointing Sercel England Ltd as winners of the Small to..." READ MORE...
A 'Call To Arms' From The Trojans' Chairman
Saturday 17th October 2015
The raising of sponsorship is simply vital to the existence of any non-league football club - and Chesterfield's own non-league club, Staveley MWFC, is no different.
Staveley's Chairman Terry Damms has this week called for support from local businesses and community, stating that around 50% of Staveley MWFC's in-flow of funds is from gate receipts, the shop, café and bar, while the other 50% is secured entirely by sponsorship, without which, the club would continue to trade - but not as it does in it's current business model... READ MORE...
Police Concerned For Missing Chesterfield Man Roy Thompson
Friday 16th October 2015 Police are concerned for a man who has gone missing from Chesterfield.
Roy Thompson, 60, was last seen at around 9.20am yesterday (Thursday, October 15th). He is white, 6ft tall and of average build. He has short grey hair and was last seen wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a green polo shirt and sandals.
He speaks with a slight South African accent and has links to Manchester.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.
Appeal To Trace Couple After Racially Aggravated Offence
Monday 12th October 2015 Police in Chesterfield are trying to trace a man and woman who were involved in a racially aggravated public order offence in the town.
Between 9.30am and 10am on Wednesday September 30th, a couple were seen arguing on Burlington Street. A pregnant passer-by was sworn at by the man and racially abused by the woman.
The man was described as being white and wearing a baseball cap with headphones over the top. He was carrying a drawstring bag over his... READ MORE...
Man From Clay Cross Receives 4 Year Football Banning Order
Saturday 10th October 2015 David Field of Clay Lane, Clay Cross pleaded guilty to a public order offence which took place at Barnsley train station in April 2015.
Field, 25, was with a number of Chesterfield FC fans that had travelled to the Barnsley fixture. He attended Barnsley Magistrates Court on October 9th and received a 4 year football banning order along with a fine. PC Roger Brown from Chesterfield Football Intelligence Team said: "I hope that this banning order will act as a reminder to Chesterfield fans that away fixtures are also monitored by Derbyshire Police. Mr Field will miss all regulated football for the next four years; this will include the Euro 2016 tournament in France."
Police Release CCTV Images After Assault At Chesterfield Bar
Friday 9th October 2015 Police investigating an assault where the victim suffered a fractured jaw have released CCTV stills of men they want to speak to.
A 46-year-old man was in a bar in Corporation Street, Chesterfield, in the early hours of Sunday, September 13th when the incident took place.
He was struck to the head and knocked to the floor by an attacker that he did not see. He later attended hospital, where scans revealed the injury to his jaw.
Officers are now appealing for help identifying a group of men... READ MORE...
Blooming Borough Retains Silver Gilt
Tuesday 6th October 2015 Chesterfield has retained its silver gilt award in the annual East Midlands in Bloom awards.
The judges from the awards made their visit to the town this summer and were given a guided tour of the borough and commented on the many improvements that have been made in the last year.
They were particularly impressed with the floral displays in the town centre, the parks and open spaces, including our five Green Flag awarded parks, community involvement at sites including Boythorpe Allotments as well... READ MORE...
Arnold Clark Is Now Recruiting!
Tuesday 6th October 2015
Arnold Clark will be opening an exciting new showroom in Chesterfield.
As a result, they are recruiting for the following positions:
Sales manager; Product Consultant; Service advisor; Technicians; Parts advisors; Sales administrators; Branch accountant; Workshop controller
Arnold Clark group welcomes applications from ambitious, self-motivated individuals with excellent customer service skills and the ability to ... READ MORE...
Police Concern Grows For Missing Chesterfield Man's Safety
Monday 5th October 2015 Police are concerned for the safety of a man who has not been seen since Friday October 2nd.
Andrew Bennett, 44, who is from the Chesterfield area, was last seen in Chesterfield that afternoon when he was dropped off in town by a taxi driver. He has not been in contact with anyone since then. He is white, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short greying hair. He was last seen wearing dark trousers, a grey jumper and brown shoes. He is a chain smoker. Mr Bennett could be in the Dronfield area or may have travelled to Sheffield. Anyone who sees him should call police on the non-emergency number, 101.
Honour For Two Former Chesterfield Borough Councillors
Friday 2nd October 2015 Former councillors Stewart Bradford and David Stone have been made honorary aldermen of the borough in recognition of their long service to Chesterfield Borough Council.
They both received the honour at an extraordinary council meeting held on Monday 28th September.
Stewart Bradford was first elected as a Labour member of the council in May 1983 serving until May 1995 and again from May 1999 until retiring at the local elections earlier this year. READ MORE...
1890 (Chesterfield) Squadron Have A New Home
Friday 2nd October 2015
The Air Training Corp's (ATC) 1890 (Dronfield) Squadron have a new training centre on Hartington Road, Dronfield and hope to attract new recruits to join them.
The Cadets' new training centre was officially opened on 30th September by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR, the Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation, and was an opportunity for guests to see a series of Cadet award presentations, and to witness the unveiling of a plaque formally opening the new building. READ MORE...
College Raises Cash For New Macmillan Cancer Care Centre
Friday 2nd October 2015 Staff and students at Chesterfield College took part in Macmillan's world’s biggest coffee morning this week, raising over £2,000 towards Chesterfield's planned Cancer Care Centre at the Royal Hospital.
The day started with a 5km fun run leaving from the college's Heartspace at the Infirmary Road Campus, along the canal and back to college, then continued with cake and a croquembouche over 6ft tall!
Aside from the traditional cake sale, many departments across college got on board to bring in the cash for this important cause with activities like... READ MORE...
AshgateHospicecare Named Official Spireites Charity Partner
Friday 2nd Octobr 2015 Chesterfield FC have announced that AshgateHospicecare will be the club's official charity partner during the 2015/16 season.
Ali Ward-Foster, fundraising manager for AshgateHospicecare, is delighted with the partnership. She said: "We are so excited to be official charity partners of the much loved Spireites.
"AshgateHospicecare has been supported by the football club for many years and hosting our Sparkle Night Walk is just one fantastic way they have offered their support to the hospice..." READ MORE...
Barley Mow Hoping For Enterprise Community Heroes Award
Friday 2nd October 2015 A Chesterfield pub is in line to win a national award after being recognised for its commitment to helping the local community.
The Barley Mow, in Langer Lane, Wingerworth, is a finalist in Enterprise Inns' Community Heroes Awards, next month.
Publican Tony Quigley said the pub has has developed fundraising events and set up a foundation, and has even established a museum of mining, featuring around 100 tools, artefacts and pictures. The Barley Mow is also the focus for the Shay Ryan Foundation, set up to support local good causes... READ MORE...
Staveley MWFC Facilities Open To All As Finance Secured
Wednesday 30th September 2015 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL
Following the success of Staveley MWFC's grant application with the financial aid of Viridor Ltd., the club is now in a position to offer it's newly secured facilities for hire.
Erection of the perimeter fence around the Chantry playing fields on Inkersall Road in Staveley, where there are three football pitches, provides a secure environment for Staveley MWFC's club teams - as well as others - to play and train.
They have seen a marked improvement in the playing surfaces... READ MORE...
New Future Planned For Chesterfield's Former Co-op Store
Tuesday 29th September 2015 A planning application is to be submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council seeking permission to convert the town's landmark former Co-op store for a mixed leisure and restaurant use.
The large site in Elder Way has been empty since the town's Co-op department store shut its doors to customers for the final time in July 2013.
Now, Central England Co-operative, which still owns the site, is working in partnership with Jomast Developments Ltd, who will shortly submit a planning application for a scheme. READ MORE...
The 2015 Chatsworth Road Festival Is Just Days Away
Monday 28th September 2015
One of Chesterfield's newest, and most popular events is now just days away from opening.
Months in the planning, the hugely popular Chatsworth Road Festival - now in it's fifth year - starts this week, and the four-day event will once again be crammed full of activities to suit all ages.
In fact it's so anticipated that would-be visitors are advised by organisers that some activities are already sold out but for many, it's just 'turn up on the...' READ MORE...
Reception And Offices Unveiled At Brimington Crematorium
Friday 25th September 2015 A new reception area has been opened at the Chesterfield and District Crematorium in Brimington, offering more comfortable facilities for bereaved relatives.
The facilities were opened by Chesterfield mayor, Councillor Barry Bingham, after work which has taken place over the last few weeks.
The improvements include: A relocated reception area so that visitors can be greeted by staff as soon as they enter the building; A ramp, handrail and automatic doors installed to improve access to the building; A private consultation... READ MORE...
150 New Jobs As Packaging & Print Firm Open Up At Markham
Friday 25th September 2015 Around 150 jobs are set to be created at Chesterfield-based inspirepac, now that the packaging and printing specialists have opened the doors to new premises at Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site at Markham Vale.
The firm, which also has sites in Sheepbridge, Dronfield, Wetherby, Yorkshire and Cheshire, opened its new 100,250 sq ft print packaging unit at Markham this week in a multi-million pound expansion.
And over the next five years it's expected to create around 150... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Is Assaulted In Chesterfield
Friday 25th September 2015
On Tuesday, September 15th, at 1.25pm, a man was assaulted at Drone Valley Nature Reserve.
The offenders are thought to have driven a white Renault estate vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Catherine Meggitt on 101, quoting crime reference number 39860/15.
Or you can report crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Derbyshire Fire Service Release Statement On Fatal House Fire
Tuesday 22nd September 2015 Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has released a statement regarding the house fire in Riddings, which saw two people lose their lives.
The statement reads: "At 07:33 hours on Sunday 20th September 2015, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to attend a house fire on Valley View Road, Riddings, Derbyshire.
Crews attending the incident were unable to enter the house due to the structural integrity of the building, so worked defensively to tackle the blaze." READ MORE...
Support Highlighted As Council Backs Sexual Health Week
Friday 18th September 2015 It's Sexual Health Week and Derbyshire County Council is highlighting the range of advice and support services it offers to keep residents safe and well.
The annual campaign is running this week with a focus on sexual wellbeing, staying safe, confidence and self-esteem.
The rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Derbyshire is significantly below the national average with latest figures showing a rate of 553 per 100,000 population compared to 838 in England. READ MORE...
Over 40 Youngsters Start Their Careers With County Council
Friday 18th September 2015 Over 40 new apprentices have started work at Derbyshire County Council as part of the authority's pledge to boost job opportunities for local young people.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Council Services, Councillor Andy Botham said: "We're delighted to welcome the latest apprentices to the council.
"An apprenticeship is a great way into the world of work and we're committed as an authority to support young people into employment and our apprenticeship positions are a great way to learn a range of skills..." READ MORE...
Cheque Presentation In Honour Of Alderman Jim McManus
Tuesday 15th September 2015 A presentation of a cheque for £1,000 has been made to Macmillian Cancer Support in memory of Alderman Jim McManus.
Donations were received in lieu of flowers at Jim's funeral last month in aid of the new Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre.
Jim was a councillor from 1987 until retiring at the local elections earlier this year.
He served as the borough's mayor in 2001 to 2002 and was the council's executive member for housing from 2011 until 2015. READ MORE...
'The Only Way Is Chesterfield College' For 1,000s Of Students
Monday 14th September 2015 Thousands of students packed into the grounds outside Chesterfield College last Friday, as the main campus welcomed it's new - and returning - students in style, unveiling it's inaugral 'Big Hello' event.
Alongside free food, stalls, and live music from local bands and DJ's from DCAS, the youngsters were treated to a visit from TOWIE's James Argent - AKA 'Arg', and several Chesterfield FC first teamers - in the shape of Sam Hird, Ollie Banks and Alex Cairns (and Chester the mascot)
The afternoon, organised by the college, was a... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal After 21 Year Old Man Assaulted In Chesterfield
Saturday 12th September 2015
Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Chesterfield.
The incident happened on Holywell Street around 3.20am on Friday, September 4th. A 21 year-old man from Whitwell sustained cuts to the face and a fractured jaw.
Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Angie Dawson at Chesterfield police station on 101 quoting crime number 37975/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Business Opportunity Available Now In Your Area
Saturday 12th July 2015 We are looking for both full and part time distribution agents to deliver and collect catalogues locally. No experience or skills are required for this position
This is a perfect opportunity for somebody looking for a brighter future.
This role has a high income potential from £200 - £2000 per month (pro rata), with additional benefits to individuals who are hard-working and driven by success. You can now make money online using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc. Your Work ethic and Ambition determine your income. Full & Part... READ MORE...
Man Charged Following Creswell Burglary
Friday 11th September 2015 A 27-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with an incident in Creswell.
Sometime between 7am and 4pm on Sunday, September 5th, burglars used a brick to smash the rear glass door of a property on Wellbeck Street in Creswell.
Once inside they searched the property and made off with a number of items, including an iPad, iPhone, laptop and jewellery.
As officers carried out enquiries in the area, they received... READ MORE...
Council Leader's Thanks For Local Offer Of Help For Refugees
Tuesday 8th September 2015 Councillor Anne Western, Leader of Derbyshire County Council, has expressed her appreciation for local residents who have offered support to refugees who may start to arrive over the next few weeks.
On Friday, 4th September, Councillor Western wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron to extend an offer to set up a reception centre to provide temporary accommodation, while councils and charities assess the needs of the refugees.
Yesterday, (Monday 7th September), Mr Cameron announced that the UK would accept up to 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. READ MORE...
Police Concern Grows For Safety Of Missing 50 Year Old Man
Monday 7th September 2015
Derbyshire Police are concerned for the safety of a vulnerable man who has gone missing from Chesterfield.
David Evans was last seen at a bus stop near Ringwood Hall at around 6.15pm on Monday, September 7th. The 50-year-old may have caught a bus and police are checking areas of Sheffield, where he has family. Mr Evans is wearing a navy blue tshirt, navy blue jogging bottoms and white trainers.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should call police on 101.
Police Concern For Safety Of Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 4th September 2015
A 22 year old man who went missing from Chesterfield last week has been sighted in the town.
Benjamin Titterton, 22, was last seen at Chesterfield Royal Hospital on Friday, August 28th. There was a sighting of Mr Titterton in Newbold on morning of Friday 4th September. He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build with light brown short hair. He was seen wearing dark clothing and carrying a rucksack.
Ben - or anyone who knows where he is - should contact the police on 101.
Police Appeal To Find Missing 37 Year Old Man
Friday 4th September 2015 Police are growing increasingly concerned for missing man Anthony Wood.
Mr Wood, known as Tony, was last seen at Hardstoft, Pilsley, Chesterfield on Friday, September 4th at 6.15am. The 37 year old is described as white, of a slim build with dark brown, thinning hair and tattoos on both arms including a Celtic knot and devils.
Police are appealing to Mr Wood - or anyone who has seen him - to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 106 of Friday 4th September.
Police Appeal After Burglary At Newsagents In Whitwell
Friday 4th September 2015 Police are appealing for information after a shop in Whitwell was broken into.
Officers were called at around 3.30am on Tuesday, September 1st following reports of a burglary at Whitwell News on Welbeck Street. Offenders smashed a window to gain entry before stealing the till and its contents. They left the scene in a car, thought to be a Nissan Micra, and headed towards Hodthorpe. Anyone with information about the incident, or who noticed a car speeding off from the area, is urged to contact PC Nicola Palethorpe on 101 quoting crime number 37432/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Alfreton Man's Family Pay Tribute To Their 'Beautiful Boy'
Tuesday 1st September 2015 After Halcyon Theuri of Oakerthorpe was found deceased on Wingfield Road in the early hours of Sunday, August 31st, the 20 year-olds mum, Faith and step dad Andi from Selston, have paid tribute to Halcyon in the following statement:
"Our beloved son Halcyon was tragically killed on August 31st. He has left behind a younger brother and sister, as well as his parents.
"We write with broken hearts and will forever miss him who has been ripped from our lives, only as it had just started..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man's Body Is Found In Alfreton
Tuesday 1st September 2015 Derbyshire Police are, this morning (Tuesday 1st September), making a further appeal to the public after the body of a man was found in Alfreton.
Officers were called to Wingfield Road in the early hours of Monday after a man's body was found in the road having suffered serious head injuries. He has not yet been formally identified. Police ask anyone who was near the A615, Oakerthorpe to Alfreton road, between 3am and 4am this morning to contact them, or if you have noticed any damage to a car that may have happened overnight, contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal Following Two Robberies In Chesterfield
Monday 31st August 2015 On Friday, August 28th, at 3.05am, a man was walking along Highfield Avenue when he was approached by two men.
They grabbed him from behind and demanded that he hand over money. They stole a small amount of cash and ran off. At 3.40am the same morning on Abercrombie Street, a man was approached by two men who stole his wallet. One of the men was described as mixed race and one was wearing a black top with long sleeves, black gloves and a black hat. Anyone with information is asked to contact Chesterfield CID on 101 quoting crime reference numbers 36863/15 or 36864/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 10k Walk, Carry And Push For Multiple Sclerosis Society
Monday 31st August 2015 On Sunday 27th September, 2015, three generations of females in a Chesterfield family will be walking 10 kilometers across London to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
That said, that's not quite the whole truth! Just one generation, Emma Tooley, will be walking - whilst pushing Mum (Sylvia Tooley) in her wheelchair and carrying daughter (Philippa Tooley-Brown) in a backpack.
The day of the walk will be when Philippa is 356 days old - so nine days short of her first birthday - with the weight of Pippa and her harness the... READ MORE...
Police Seek Information On Intruder At A House In Chesterfield
Monday 31st August 2015
Detectives in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a man sneaked into a house in the town.
At about 10.45am on Thursday August 27th, a woman came downstairs at her home on Welfare Avenue and found a stranger in her kitchen, where her two-year-old child was, she shouted at him and he ran away.
She described him as being of Eastern European appearance, with dark hair and wearing a green shell suit type jacket, black track suit bottoms... READ MORE...
Nappy Sack Suffocation Warning As 2 Babies Die In 14 Months
Friday 28th August 2015 Parents are being warned about the dangers of babies suffocating on nappy sacks following two deaths in Derbyshire in just over a year.
Both deaths were caused by babies obtaining one of the thin plastic sacks used for nappy disposal and putting it over or into their mouths.
Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council are now backing the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' (RoSPA) campaign to raise awareness about nappy sack dangers nationally. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Motorbikes Are Stolen
Thursday 27th August 2015 Police are appealing for information after thieves broke in and stole two motorbikes from a garage in Chesterfield.
Sometime between 3pm on Monday, August 17th and 9am on Monday, August 24th, offenders smashed the padlocks from a garage door and used tools to gain entry.
Once inside, they forced the ignition on two motorbikes and made off from the garage on Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield.
One of the bikes, a red coloured Honda, was later found in... READ MORE...
Security Advice For Homeowners After Thefts In Duckmanton
Thursday 27th August 2015 Residents living on the Chesterfield East Safer Neighbourhood beat are being encouraged to protect their property from thieves.
In recent weeks, police have received reports of property being stolen from vehicles, sheds and garages in the Long Duckmanton area.
Following the thefts on St Peter's Close, Cherry Tree Drive and Rectory Close, PCSO Charlotte Platts is asking residents to consider the security of their own home, vehicle and outbuildings... READ MORE...
Former Bolsover Coalite Site Set To Be Redeveloped
Friday 21st August 2015 Bolsover District Council has granted outline planning permission to Bolsover Land Limited to develop part of the former Coalite Smokeless Fuels site.
The site has lain derelict since 2004 and received outline permission for general industrial (B2 uses), warehousing (B8 uses), an energy centre, a transport hub, open storage and a museum/visitor centre on 31ha of mainly brownfield land within the site.
The land, which is to the south-eastern side of Buttermilk Lane, is likely to include a range of units for smaller start-up and incubator type units... READ MORE...
Do You Know Where 15 Year Old Sharna Is?
Wednesday 19th August 2015 Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 15-year-old Sharna O'Brien (pictured).
Sharna was last seen at about 8.30pm on Saturday 15th August in the Abbey Road area of Beeston. She is about 5ft 3ins tall, slim with long, dark brown, straight hair. She was wearing a grey jacket with a black jacket over the top, jeans and black Nike trainers. It is thought Sharna may be in the Chesterfield / Derbyshire area.
If you have seen Sharna or have any information about where she might be, please contact police on 101 quoting incident 350 of 18 August.
Derbyshire Families Urged To Take Up Free Nursery Places
Wednesday 19th August 2015 Families who qualify for free childcare for their two year olds will have more options to choose from this September, thanks to Derbyshire County Council.
The authority has created 120 new nursery places in four of its schools, with plans to create even more.
Families across Derbyshire on low incomes, or certain benefits, can qualify for up to 15 hours of free childcare a week for their two year olds. And, if their child turns two before 31st August, they could take up a place at the start... READ MORE...
Funeral Arrangements Announced For Alderman Jim McManus
Wednesday 19th August 2015 It's been announced that the funeral of Alderman Jim McManus will take place on Tuesday 25th August.
Jim's family have asked that people gather at Staveley Methodist Church at 12.30pm with the service due to take place at 12.40pm.
The funeral cortege will drive past the Town Hall, Rose Hill on its way to the church.
The service will be followed by a private cremation at Chesterfield and District Crematorium for close family and friends. READ MORE...
Chesterfield To Remember VJ Day And End Of World War II
Friday 14th August 2015 Chesterfield residents are invited to attend a special ceremony to mark VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) and the end of the Second World War.
Taking place tomorrow - Saturday 15th August - the ceremony will be held at 10.15am at the war memorial on Rose Hill, opposite the Town Hall. The event is organised by the Chesterfield and District Combined Ex-Service Associations and supported by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Revd Patrick Coleman will give an address at the service, which... READ MORE...
A Level Students Do Chesterfield Proud!
Friday 14th August 2015 A Level students in Derbyshire continue to do the county proud, information released yesterday shows.
According to provisional information for the 27 maintained Derbyshire County Council schools and academies which offer post-16 education: 2478 students received their Level 3 (A Level and equivalent) results yesterday (Thursday 13 August); The percentage of students achieving three A* or A grades remained static, although it appears that the overall proportion of A* or A grades fell nationally; The percentage of students achieving at least one of the higher grades of A* or A also remained static at around 40%; The pass rate in Derbyshire... READ MORE...
Four Arrests Following Match Day Disorder At The Proact
Friday 14th August 2015 Four men were arrested following last Saturday's (August 8th), football match between Chesterfield FC and Barnsley FC at the Proact Stadium.
Two men were arrested for public order offences and given fixed penalty notices while one man, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of damaging a car in the stadium car park. He has been questioned and released on bail.
A 23-year-old Barnsley man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer inside the stadium and later charged.
Road Closed In Chesterfield Following Fatal Traffic Accident
Thursday 13th August 2015 A motorcyclist has died following a collision on Newbold Road in Chesterfield at about 10.20am this morning.
The air ambulance was called but the motorbike rider was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not thought that any other vehicles were involved. Part of Newbold Road has been closed at its junctions with Bowness Road and Keswick Drive, and will remain shut until further notice.
Witnesses to the collision should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 147 of August 13th.
A Level Results Day Arrives For Chesterfield Students
Thursday 13th August 2015 Hundreds of teenagers across Chesterfield will be receiving their A level results this morning and finding out whether they have attained the all important results to attend the university of their choosing.
For many it will be good news and it will be a case of confirming their offer but for some, results may not be as hoped and they will have to go through the clearing process, run by UCAS.
It's undoubtedly a difficult and emotional day for students whatever the outcome of the dreaded envelopes, but every school and college in Chesterfield... READ MORE...
Borough Council Pays Tribute To Alderman Jim McManus
Tuesday 11th August 2015 Chesterfield Borough Council is paying tribute to Alderman Jim McManus, who died peacefully this morning.
Jim was a member of the council for 28 years. He was first elected in 1987 and retired at the recent elections held in May.
He served as the borough's mayor in 2001 to 2002 and was the council's executive member for housing from 2011 until earlier this year.
During this time, all of the council's housing reached the... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Chesterfield Bridal Shop Is Broken Into
Tuesday 11th August 2015 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a bridal shop in the town was broken into.
At around 5.45am on Monday, August 10th, thieves gained entry to the Nora Eve Bridal Boutique on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, by forcing the rear door. Once inside, thieves carried out a search and stole a laptop, before fleeing the premises and activating the alarm.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PCSO Darryl Hegarty on 101, quoting crime number 34020/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Spireites Memorial Garden Blooms One Year On
Monday 10th August 2015 After a busy inaugural year, hundreds gathered for a service of celebration to mark the one-year anniversary of Chesterfield FC's unique Memorial Garden on Friday evening.
The garden, brainchild of Chesterfield Supporters Trust, opened to wide acclaim last summer and - having proved a huge draw to supporters from many clubs, alongside residents of the town - continues to go from strength to strength.
Designed to be a place for reflection, for remembrance of both loved ones and those who fell during the wars, it is believed to be one of a kind... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal After Man Enters A Clay Cross House Illegally
Friday 7th August 2015 Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man entered a house in Clay Cross.
On Monday, July 27th at around 5.15am a man entered a property on Handley Lane, Handley via an insecure door. The man made his way into the homeowner's bedroom where a woman was asleep. The woman woke and disturbed him and the man then fled from the property. A 30-year-old man was arrested and has been released on bail pending further enquiries. Police appeal to anyone attending to their horses at the local livery that may have seen anything suspicious, to contact them on 101 quoting crime number 31774/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Concerned Over Missing 16 Year Old Chesterfield Girl
UPDATE: Thursday 6th August 2015 Police are growing increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of a 16-year-old from Chesterfield.
Lauren Pickering was last seen during the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4th in Holme Hall.
She is 5ft 2ins tall, slim and has brown, shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing a black hooded top, black trousers and trainers.
Lauren is thought to be with Luke Haughton, also known as Luke... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Assault In Chesterfield
Monday 3rd August 2015 At around 9.10pm on Saturday, August 1st, a 30-year-old man was walking along Rodsley Close in Chesterfield with another man when an argument broke out. The victim was punched to the floor and kicked.
The victim suffered a fractured femur during the assault and was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital where he later underwent surgery.
Police ask that anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DC Andrew Toyne on 101, quoting crime number 32696/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Stott Grace (Nee Maskery) 1918 - 2015
Grace Stott, (Granddaughter of Thomas Buck & Mary Ann nee Palfreyman)
21st November 1918 - 26th June 2015
Aged 96 yrs 7months
Died peacefully at 7.30am at Queens Medical, Nottingham
The funeral was held on Wednesday 29th July at 11.40am at Wilford Hill Crematorium, Nottingham.
There were no flowers by request, and all donations are to be made payable to S. Mullins, 16 Westmoor Road, Birmingham Common, Chesterfield, S43 1PT. This is to help further their commemoration work, remembering the deceased soldier's of Birmingham.
Tower Poppies Could Head To Chesterfield In 2016
Friday 31st July 2015
Part of the poppy sculpture by Chesterfield artist Paul Cummins could be heading to the town as Chesterfield Borough Council makes a bid to display the commemorative artwork next year.
The council, together with Chesterfield College, Destination Chesterfield and ex-servicemen's organisations, has completed an expression of interest to host the Weeping Window sculpture, which was part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red on display at HM Tower of London in autumn 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Sets It's Stall Out For Medieval Day
Friday 31st July 2015 Once again Chesterfield stepped back in time earlier this week, as the town hosted its annual Medieval Market, an event which brings thousands into the town to celebrate and support the wealth of charities that help residents throughout the year.
This year, not only did the market see charity events and stalls held - but major stores also played their part in raising vital funds. The manager of Marks and Spencer on the High Street was strapped in the stocks at lunchtime, where he had sponges thrown at him by staff and visitors to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites' Memorial Garden Celebration Event
Tuesday 28th July 2015 The superb Spireites Memorial Garden, located adjacent to the Hub behind the East Stand at the Proact Stadium, is nearing its first anniversary and to mark the occasion, a celebration evening is being held.
The first of what is set to become an annual event will celebrate the lives of Chesterfield FC supporters and players who've passed away. The event, expected to last around 45 minutes, is free and open to all to attend.
The names of players and supporters who've passed away in the last year will be read out in what is aimed at being an uplifting and celebratory event... READ MORE...
University Education Coming To Chesterfield Welcomed By MP
Tuesday 28th July 2015 Chesterfield's MP has welcomed the investment, both financially and educationally, which will be created when Derby University moves into one of the town's most iconic buildings next year.
Toby Perkins MP visited the site of the former St Helena's Girls' Grammar School on Sheffield Road, to hear about The University of Derby's plans to sympathetically re-develop the site and bring the old school back to active life.
The University will run engineering and nursing courses at the campus, building on the town's industrial heritage and Derby's existing strong... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal After 16 Year Old Boy Is 'Kidnapped'
Saturday 25th July 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses after a youth was forced into the back of a car in Eckington.
A 16-year-old boy was walking along School Street at about 10.15pm on Wednesday, July 22nd, when a black coloured hatchback car pulled up next to him.
The passenger grabbed hold of the boy and put him in the back of the car. The car then drove off before pulling up on Gas House Lane where the passenger let the boy out and threw him in some nettles at the side of the road... READ MORE...
Police Appeal As An ATM Is Attacked In Holme Hall
Friday 24th July 2015 Police in Chesterfield are investigating the theft of cash from the post office in Wardgate Way, Holme Hall.
Residents reported hearing a loud bang at about 2.38am on Friday July 24th - and when officers attended, they discovered that the ATM had been damaged and money had been stolen.
The investigation is at an early stage and officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them on 101. Anyone with information can also ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Woman Disturbs Burglars At House In North Wingfield
Wednesday 22nd July 2015 Police are appealing for information after two burglars were disturbed at a house in North Wingfield.
A 22-year-old woman disturbed the men at a house in White Leas Avenue at about 11.15pm on Wednesday, July 15th. When they were found, the two men barged past her and ran, taking with them two televisions in a large holdall. One of the men was about 5ft 10ins and medium build, the second was about 6ft 5ins and slim build. Detectives ask for anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area, or may have information on the people responsible, to call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime ref 29959/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Local Salon Owner Becomes Goldwell's Global Ambassador
Wednesday 22nd July 2015 The Talented Mr Leeson is 'The Voice Of The Working Hairdresser' as he becomes Goldwell's Global Ambassador.
Thirty years ago, a young trainee hairdresser on YTS and studying at Chesterfield College, pored over the Hairdressing Journal magazine and dreamed that one day he'd win their coveted Hairdresser of The Year crown.
Fast forward to 2015 and an event in London where Chesterfield lad and salon owner Mark Leeson was feted by peers after picking up not only the British Hairdresser of The Year 2014 award, but also being named Goldwell's... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Former Chesterfield Post Contributor Reporting In The USA
Saturday 18th July 2015 A former Sheffield University student and Chesterfield Post contributor is now reporting in the USA and eager to offer encouragement to those now beginning a career in journalism.
As thousands of would be journalists graduate, we are pleased to report that James Mahon hasn't looked back!
Having completed his Masters in South Yorkshire, where he was given Chesterfield as his 'patch', the young Irishman progressed overseas, where he now works as a journalist on CBS12 Chattanooga in Tennessee. READ MORE...
Two Chesterfield Schoolgirls Receive Response From PM
Saturday 18th July 2015 It's an often expressed adage that the school days are the best of your life and, concerned about some children who miss out on the experience, two eight year olds from a Chesterfield primary school say they are "delighted" to have received a personal reply from Prime Minister David Cameron, after they wrote to him regarding the children who are not able to access education throughout the world.
Daniella and Kate are Y4 pupils at New Whittington Primary School, which is a Rights Respecting School (a UNICEF initiative, in which it holds a Level One Award) and, after discussing the plight of those who cannot... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Co-Op Cash Machine Stolen Using A JCB
Friday 17th July 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses after a cash machine was stolen from a petrol station in Duckmanton.
At around 4am this morning (Friday, July 17th) a JCB was used to steal an ATM machine from the Midland Co-operative Food shop on Chesterfield Road.
It is thought that a white Vauxhall Vivaro van was used in the incident that had its roof cut off. The ATM and the van were found by officers this morning near to Buttermilk Lane. READ MORE...
CCTV Stills Released Following An Assault In Chesterfield
Thursday 16th July 2015
Police have released CCTV stills of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Chesterfield.
At around 1.15am on Friday, June 12th, a 21-year-old man was walking along Holywell Street in Chesterfield, when he was approached by another man and assaulted.
The victim was punched in the head and fell to the floor. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and suffered a fractured eye socket... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Museum Exhibition Remembers Town's Vital Past
Wednesday 15th July 2015
Visitors to Chesterfield Museum can remember Chesterfield's retail past in a new exhibition.
Shops and Shopping runs at the popular Chesterfield Borough Council attraction from Saturday 25th July until Saturday 10th October.
The exhibition will examine how Chesterfield's shopping habits have changed over the past 200 years and will feature historic images of shops which might bring back memories for people. READ MORE...
Bus Timetable Changes To Improve Service Punctuality
Wednesday 15th July 2015 Changes to bus services to improve punctuality and reliability will be introduced by Stagecoach in Chesterfield this month following customer feedback.
From Sunday 26th July, Service 10 will have a revised timetable during morning and afternoon peak times on Mondays to Fridays. The early morning and late afternoon timetable on Saturdays will also be revised.
Buses on Service 25 will be co-ordinated with the 43, 44, 44A, 50 and 50A providing passengers with a seven to eight minute frequency between... READ MORE...
Car Dealer Fined For Selling 'Unroadworthy' Vehicle
Wednesday 15th July 2015 A second-hand car dealer has been fined a total of £2,242 after selling a vehicle in an unroadworthy condition that could have caused danger of injury.
The result followed a successful prosecution by Derbyshire County Council's trading standards team at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court last week.
The court heard that William Weatherall, 30, of Private Drive, Hollingwood, admitted selling a Ford Transit Van in an unroadworthy condition on 26th July 2014 as he entered a last minute guilty plea... READ MORE...
Staveley Armed Forces Day
Friday 10th July 2015 The Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association will once again 'Fly the Flag' in tribute to military and civilian services personnel at a two day Armed Forces event taking place at Poolsbrook Country Park, Chesterfield this weekend - Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th.
This is the fifth time that this event has been held and a number of distinguished guests will be attending.
The Royal Navy will be represented by Commander NATO Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, who has the honour of reading... READ MORE...
Brampton Primary School Pupils Turn Detective For The Day
Friday 10th July 2015
Youngsters in Brampton have enjoyed taking on the role of detective after helping police identify a thief at their school.
Officers from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Team visited pupils at Brampton Primary School to host a crime scene activity day on Wednesday, July 7th.
PCSO's Zoe Blount and Darryl Hegarty worked alongside Class Teacher Mrs Colley, to set up an incident for the Year 5 Class to investigate... READ MORE...
Have You Seen Tim Beardsley?
Friday 10th July 2015 Derbyshire police have renewed an appeal for help to find a missing man who disappeared three years ago this week.
Tim Beardsley was last seen by his wife leaving his home in Old Tupton, Chesterfield, on July 9th, 2012.
There have been no positive sightings of him since and neither his family nor friends have heard from him.
Mr Beardsley, 47, was driving a green Ford Focus estate... READ MORE...
Heavy Plant Mobile Welder / Fabricator / Field Service Engineer
Friday 10th July 2015 Euro Demolition and Dismantling Ltd are seeking a Heavy Plant Mobile Welder / Fabricator / Field Service Engineer.
Predominately site based duties throughout the Midlands Region. Must be able to work within a small team, be self motivated and willing to work flexible hours. Vehicle and Welding Equipment supplied. Excellent Rate of Pay.
HEAVY PLANT EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL.
For further details, please contact Mr Keith Booth, Euro Demolition & Dismantling Ltd on tel: 01283 821028 / 07969 604525.
7/7 - Ten Years On
Tuesday 7th July 2015
Ten years ago today, a series of coordinated attacks swept through London causing devastation and death - changing the lives of thousands of people forever.
On July 7th 2005, 52 workers, tourists and normal people going about their day to day business were killed by four terrorists who also lost their lives.
700 people were injured in the UK's first 'suicide' attack which saw three tube trains and a double decker bus targeted in a short space of time. READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Witnesses After Stanfree Road Collision
Sunday 5th July 2015 Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident on Sunday has resulted in a male undergoing surgery in Sheffield.
At Around 12.50 pm on Sunday 5th July 2015, a road traffic collision occurred on the B 6418 Clowne Road, Stanfree.
A vehicle which has been adapted to have 3 wheels, with one wheel at the front and handlebars fitted, was travelling towards Clowne when it collided with a lamp post.
The sole male occupant received injuries which were described... READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Man Found
Friday 3rd July 2015 - 23:00
Seventy-seven-year-old Alan Haywood, who has been missing from his home in New Whittington since Wednesday, has been found.
Mr Haywood was spotted this evening (Friday July 3rd) in New Whittington by a member of the public who had seen the appeal on Facebook.
He's now having a medical check-up and has been reunited with his family.
Derbyshire Police officers would like to thank everyone who has helped.
Police Concern Increasing For Welfare Of Missing Man
Friday 3rd July 2015 Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who was reported missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Alan Haywood was last seen at his home in Station Lane, New Whittington, Chesterfield, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 1st. The 77-year-old is white, about 5ft 5ins, of slim build and has blue eyes and receding grey hair. It is not known exactly what Mr Haywood was wearing but he possibly had a white, waist-length coat and black shoes on. He also requires medication but is not believed to have any with him. Anyone who may have seen Mr Haywood since Wednesday or have information on his whereabouts, call Derbys Police on 101, quoting incident 897 of July 2nd.
New Fitness & Leisure Centre Taking Shape At Queen's Park
Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Eight months after work began, Chesterfield's flagship new Leisure Centre is beginning to take shape.
After the first sod was cut on the £9.3 million project to replace the Queen's Park Sports Centre in September, the structure is now built and many of the facilities inside are beginning to be fitted on the site - the former Queen's Park Annexe on Boythorpe Road.
The centre is being paid for by £4.8 million from... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Paying Respects To Our Former Mayor, Alderman Whyatt
Tuesday 30th June 2015
The funeral of former Chesterfield mayor Alderman Thomas Whyatt took place this Tuesday morning 30th June.
The cortege passed the Town Hall, Rose Hill, at 9.25am with the service at Chesterfield Crematorium at 9.40am.
Mr Whyatt represented Brimington North ward as a councillor before retiring in 1999. He served as mayor of Chesterfield in 1985/86 and was made an honorary alderman in 2004 in recognition of the service he had given to the borough.
Ibbotson's Scoop Top Award At 2015 Chesterfield Retail Awards
Tuesday 30th June 2015 One of Chesterfield's oldest businesses, Ibbotson's Fresh Quality Produce, has been crowned Retailer of the Year at the 2015 Retail Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with Learning Unlimited.
Established in 1945 Ibbotson’s is, this year, celebrating its 70th year of trading. As well as being a regular sight on the market it has recently diversified into online ordering which has widened its customer base by bringing Chesterfield’s market to those who are unable to come into town or are at work during opening hours. As well as Retailer of the Year, Ibbotson’s also scooped the title of... READ MORE...
Man Dies In Police Custody At Chesterfield Police Station
Monday 29th June 2015 Derbyshire Constabulary has revealed that a man has died while in police custody.
The 37-year-old man from Belper had been arrested during the afternoon of Friday June 26th and detained in cells at Chesterfield police station. He was found collapsed in his cell at 7.10pm on Friday evening. Police officers and paramedics attempted to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The coroner has been informed and a post mortem examination is being carried out today (Monday June 29th) to determine the cause of the man's death. The death has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
Three Men Charged With Murder Following Langley Mill Fire
Friday 26th June 2015 Police have charged three people with murder following the fatal flat fire in Langley Mill.
Peter Eyre, 43 and Anthony Eyre, 21, of Central Avenue, Sandiacre and Simon Eyre, 24, of New Tythe Street, Long Eaton have each been charged with three counts of murder.
The father and two sons are due before magistrates in Chesterfield this morning (Friday, June 26th). A 17-year-old, also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on bail. He is from Long Eaton... READ MORE...
Man Dies In Woodthorpe Motorcycle Crash
Thursday 25th June 2015 A man has died after a motorcycle crash in Woodthorpe near Chesterfield.
At approximately 8.45pm on Tuesday June 23rd, a road traffic collision occurred on the B6419 Bolsover Rd at Woodthorpe. A Suzuki 600cc motorcycle, ridden by a 58-year-old man from Sheffield, left the road. No other vehicle was involved. The rider was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The road was closed until 11.30pm. The Collision Investigation unit are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or to anyone who was in the area at the time to call 101, quoting incident 694/23/06/2015.
Making Life Better When It Counts
Thursday 25th June 2015
A Chesterfield secondary school has begun a pilot scheme that will see 15 year olds step outside the curriculum and learn skills that will stretch their creativity and confidence - and begin to see them prepare for life outside school and in the real world.
The Hidden Talents programme has been designed by former Performing Arts lecturer Chris Collard, and is being implemented by Whittington Green School at Old Whittington - where Y10's have, this week, left the lessons behind, and chosen one of five disciplines to study for five days... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Three Arrests Following Langley Mill House Fire Deaths
Wednesday 24th June 2015 Detectives investigating the flat fire at Langley Mill in which three people died have made three arrests.
A 17-year-old from Long Eaton and a 21-year-old and 43-year-old from Sandiacre were all arrested late on Monday night on suspicion of murder. The three men remain in custody this morning and are being questioned.
Officers are still working closely with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to ascertain the cause of the fire, which is still unknown at this stage. Police were called to flats in North Street at 4.04am on Sunday, June 21st... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Information On Missing Chesterfield Man
Wednesday 24th June 2015 Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who was reported missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Christopher Watts was last seen leaving his home in High Street, Old Whittington, at about 6pm on Friday, June 19th.
He left in a 52-plate white Ford Transit Connect van and it is believed he was heading to a location in the Peak District to go mountain biking and camping.
However, he has not returned home or made contact with his... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Teenager Injured In Sheffield Attack
Tuesday 23rd June 2015 South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14 year old from Chesterfield - named locally as Jacob Eaton - suffered injuries in an alleged attack on Saturday 20th June.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Police received a 999 call at around 11.15pm on Saturday, June 20th, to reports of a large disturbance on Westfield Business Park in the Westfield area of Sheffield. An investigation is under way and enquiries are continuing."
Anyone who has any information should in the first instance call 101.
Three People Die In A House Fire In Langley Mill
Monday 22nd June 2015 Investigations are continuing into a blaze at a house In Langley Mill yesterday morning, which saw three people lose their lives.
At 03:59 hours on Sunday 21st June 2015, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) received a call to attend a car fire at a property on North Street, Langley Mill. At 04:01am hours a further call was received reporting a house fire, with persons reported, at the same address.
Four fire appliances attended the scene. Heanor's appliance was mobilised following the first call, with appliances from Ilkeston, Ripley and... READ MORE...
Bolsover Town Redevelopment Update
Monday 22nd June 2015 News that Morrisons have put the Sherwood Lodge site in Bolsover on the open market for sale has been met with complete surprise by members and officers at Bolsover District Council.
The Council has worked closely with Morrisions to bring forward this major regeneration opportunity within the town and they were surprised by this approach.
The Council were informed of the sale particulars for the site by a third party and have already expressed their disappointment that Morrisons have made this major decision, especially without talking to them or the local community first... READ MORE...
Crematorium Hosts Open Day And Service Of Remembrance
Monday 22nd June 2015
Chesterfield residents have the opportunity to look behind the scenes at their local crematorium.
The open day takes place at Chesterfield and District Crematorium on Sunday 28th June from 11am to 1pm.
Visitors can have a look behind the scenes at the workings of the crematorium which is managed by a joint committee on behalf of Bolsover District Council, Chesterfield Borough Council and North East Derbyshire... READ MORE...
CFO/CE To Retire From Derbyshire Fire And Rescue Service
Monday 22nd June 2015 Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Sean Frayne has been offered the opportunity to retire from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.
After careful consideration, Mr Frayne has agreed to accept this offer and would like to thank Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority for its support.
Mr Frayne has been committed to protecting local communities, and supporting the delivery of a high performing emergency service.
He would like to thank the many dedicated staff in Derbyshire... READ MORE...
Derventio Housing Trust Seek Senior Healthy Futures Worker
Monday 22nd June 2015 Derventio Housing Trust are looking for an individual to provide direct intensive support to service users, with a history of poor health and frequent hospital admissions, working closely and strategically with health partners to ensure appropriate discharge from hospital and a coordinated after service.
The Senior Healthy Futures Worker position is for 40 hours per week - Possible Job Share Available. Fixed term FROM 1ST September 2015 UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2016 (secondments considered with current employer's approval), salary band £20,000 to £22,500 pa based on experience and qualifications. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Drugs Stolen From Brimington Pharmacy
Friday 19th June 2015 Police are appealing for information after a quantity of prescription drugs have been stolen from a pharmacy in Brimington.
Offenders used a sledge hammer and crowbar to smash a front door window and gain entry to the Numark Pharmacy on Church St, before taking drugs from a medication counter inside. The incident happened sometime between 2.30am and 2.45am on Friday, 19th June. Anyone who takes prescription drugs that are not prescribed to them can put themselves at risk. If you're aware of the location of these drugs or any other information regarding the burglary, contact PC Lee Welsby on 101 quoting crime reference 25760/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield College Student Wins National VQ Award
Wednesday 17th June 2015 Jennie Jarvis, 32, from Alfreton, is celebrating after winning an award at a prestigious ceremony held by The Edge Foundation (an independent education charity dedicated to raising the status of technical, practical and vocational learning) in London to applaud vocational talent.
TV gardener, Diarmuid Gavin presented learners, teachers and employers from across the UK with awards to recognise the hard work and achievements of people involved in studying for or delivering Vocational Qualifications.
The Chesterfield College student was one of nine regional... READ MORE...
New 'Wingers' On Show At Staveley MWFC
Wednesday 17th June 2015 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
As part of an ongoing programme of providing events, live entertainment and shows to engage and entertain the local community, Staveley MWFC are delighted to be able to announce a Birds of Prey show at Inkersall Road.
Staveley MWFC welcome 'The Birds Of Prey' show to their Inkersall Road ground on Sunday 28th June 2015.
With a mid-morning and mid afternoon flight demonstration of various Eagles and Vultures and a static demonstration of a variety of other hawks... READ MORE...
Jobs In Pipeline As Gould Alloys Announce Markham Opening
Monday 15th June 2015 Chesterfield-based metal distributer Gould Alloys has become the latest business to get the keys to new premises at Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site.
Gould Alloys will be moving from its current base at Carwood Industrial Park in Chesterfield to a new purpose-built warehouse and distribution centre at Markham Vale to benefit from better transport links to the site located just off Junction 29A of the M1 Motorway.
Sixty-two existing employees will be moving to the new... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Exposes Himself In Queen's Park
Monday 15th June 2015 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself in Queen's Park, Chesterfield.
Two women were jogging around the park off Boythorpe Road in Chesterfield when they noticed a man sitting on a bench close to the mini train station.
As they passed again, the man indecently exposed himself and walked towards the joggers.
The offender was described as white, in his fifties, of medium... READ MORE...
An Invite To The Spinney Care Home Open Day 'Tea Party'
Monday 15th June 2015
You are personally invited to attend a free open day event, at The Spinney Care Home in Brimington.
They are having a tea party, tea and cakes will be available from 1pm to 3.30pm on Friday 19th June.
The Spinney Care Home is located at Woodlands, Lansdowne road, Brimington S43 1BE. For more information please call: (01629) 537530
Police Issue Description Of Man Following Shirebrook Assault
Friday 12th June 2015
Police investigating an assault which left a man needing hospital treatment have issued descriptions of men they want to trace.
As we reported on Monday, a 37-year-old was allegedly attacked by three men on a football pitch on the park off Vale Drive, Shirebrook, just after midnight on Monday, June 8th.
He sustained a puncture wound to his chest and was taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. His injuries were not thought to be serious. READ MORE...
Xplorer Events Set To Challenge Families
Friday 12th June 2015 Families are being encouraged to explore their local park as part of a new series of Xplorer events to be held at Hornscroft Park in Bolsover.
Bolsover District Council and Bolsover District Village Games have joined forces to provide the Xplorer events which are family friendly navigational challenges that offer fun, adventure and education for all ages.
Developed by British Orienteering, Xplorer gives children the chance to gain new skills such as map reading, decision making and working... READ MORE...
Man Dies After Fall From Vicar Lane Car Park
Wednesday 10th June 2015 Derbyshire Police have confirmed today that the man who is believed to have fallen from the Vicar Lane Car Park this morning has now died at Northern General Hospital.
No formal identification has yet taken place on the man, who is believed to have fallen at around 8am.
A police spokesman has confirmed that there continues to be an investigation into his death but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and more information will be released later,
Police Release CCTV After Alleged Assault In Chesterfield
Tuesday 9th June 2015 Police are looking to trace a man in connection with an alleged assault at a bar in Chesterfield.
A 20-year-old woman was punched in the face after an alleged fight took place inside The Association Bar on Corporation Street, Chesterfield. A man threw a punch, missing another man, before hitting the woman in the face causing injury.
The offender is described as being mixed race, around 6ft tall and of athletic build. He had a shaved head, stubble on his face, and wore a white, short sleeved t-shirt, which was very long at the back, and black jeans... READ MORE...
Local Charities Bid For Support In Auction
Tuesday 9th June 2015 A group of small, diverse Derbyshire charities have joined together to arrange a charity auction with the aim of raising their profiles as well as raising much needed funds.
The auction will be held at Hansons Auctioneers, Etwall, Derbyshire tomorrow, Wednesday 10th June 2015 - and will be opened by Helene, Viscountess Scarsdale. We believe that this is the first time that such an event has ever been organised in Derbyshire.
The evening promises to be great fun as well as providing guests... READ MORE...
Race For Life Chesterfield Returns To Raise Vital Funds
Tuesday 9th June 2015 More than 1,600 people are expected to walk, jog and run through Chesterfield town centre on Sunday (14th June) for Cancer Research's Race for Life.
As in previous years, some car parks and roads will be closed for periods of the day while the race takes place in the town centre.
To enable the event to run smoothly, Chesterfield Borough Council will temporarily close: Queens Park North car park, Rose Hill car park and Albion Road car park. In addition, Soresby Street car park will open only for... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Dronfield Beer Festival Assaults
Tuesday 9th June 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses to two assaults at a beer festival in Dronfield on Saturday night.
At about 11.30pm on Saturday June 6th, officers attended the Green Dragon on Church Street in the town to find a man and a woman in their 40s had been assaulted on the pavement outside the pub, both received minor injuries. A woman, 52 and a man, 54, were arrested in connection with the assaults and questioned. Both were released on police bail while enquiries continue. Anyone who has any information about the incident should contact Det Sgt Mark Church or Det Con Dean Tidd on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Tour Of Britain Route Through Derbyshire Revealed
Tuesday 9th June 2015 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
The Aviva Tour of Britain route through Derbyshire has been revealed today, and local businesses are being encouraged to make the most of the boost to tourism it will bring.
Some of the world's top cyclists will be heading to Derbyshire for stage six of Britain's premier road cycling event on Friday 11th September, and they are expected to be watched by large crowds.
Starting in Stoke-on-Trent and finishing in Nottingham the... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Cyclist Dies In Collision
Monday 8th June 2015
Derbyshire Police are asking for information into a serious Road Traffic Collision in which a cyclist died.
The collision took place yesterday afternoon at approximately 5.30pm (Sunday 7th June 2015) on the B6039 Chesterfield Road, Hardstoft and involved a blue Suzuki motor car and a pedal cyclist. As a result of the collision the 46 year old male rider of the pedal cycle received fatal injuries. The driver of the car is currently being interviewed by Police. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or surrounding events should call Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 639 - 7/6/15.
Police Investigating An Assault In Shirebrook
Monday 8th June 2015 Police in Shirebrook are investigating an assault that happened in the early hours of this morning (Monday June 8th).
Reported shortly before 12.30 this morning, the assault happened on the football pitch on the park off Vale Drive in Shirebrook. The victim, a 37-year-old local man, was allegedly attacked by three men. He sustained a puncture wound to his chest and is being treated in the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. His injuries are not thought to be serious. A knife has been found on the park and police searches of the area are complete. Anyone who has any information about the incident should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Seek Originator Of Post On Social Media Site
Thursday 4th June 2015 On Tuesday, June 2nd, at around 9pm, a post was placed on the 'Spotted Chesterfield' Facebook page of an incident on the 54/51 bus.
The report involved a female that got on the bus and noticed a man smiling at her. As she went upstairs onto the upper deck of the bus the man allegedly followed her. He sat behind her and touched her arm. The man was described as Asian, 5ft 11ins tall with gapped teeth. He was wearing dark coloured jeans and was of a scruffy appearance.
Police would like the originator of this post to contact PC Tony Bagshaw on 101.
North East Derbyshire MP Natascha Engel Takes On New Role
Thursday 4th June 2015 North East Derbyshire's MP Natascha Engel was yesterday (Wednesday June 3rd) elected as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
This is the first time a Derbyshire MP has ever held this prestigious role.
Natascha said: "It is a great honour to hold this position in my role as MP for North East Derbyshire. The constituency will continue, as always, to come first."
As Deputy Speaker, Natascha will have to chair debates... READ MORE...
With A Little Help From Our Friends...
Thursday 4th June 2015 The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is marking National Volunteering Week by thanking all of its volunteers and widening its recruitment campaign.
The Trust re-launched its volunteering programme in 2014 and welcomed the first wave of new volunteers onto our wards and departments late last year after its complement fell to just eleven in a number of different areas of the hospital.
But this has changed with a new volunteer service introduced that has seen the complement rise to 80 alongside 37 more from voluntary groups... READ MORE...
Body Is Confirmed As Missing Amber Peat
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 Nottinghamshire Police have said this evening that the body discovered in Mansfield on Tuesday evening (2nd June 2015) has been identified as that of missing teenager Amber Peat, with the cause of death confirmed as hanging.
A statement just released said Amber was found by two police officers searching an area off Westfield Lane, Mansfield. Her body was out of sight and would not have been apparent to anyone in the area nearby.
Specialist officers are with Amber's family at this difficult time. READ MORE...
Mansfield Body - Cause Of Death 'Not Suspicious'
Tuesday 2nd June 2015: 23:00 An updated statement from Nottinghamshire Police tonight has said that the death of the person found in Mansfield this evening is "Not being treated as suspicious".
There was confirmation earlier that police searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat had found a body, with officers saying that Amber's family had been informed and had asked that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
An update states the death is not being treated as suspicious. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.
Body Found In Search For Missing Amber
Tuesday 2nd June 2015: 9:15pm Police searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat have this evening found a body.
A Statement reads: Amber's family has been informed and we ask that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time. Officers are at the scene in Mansfield and enquiries are on-going.
No formal identification has yet taken place. Thank you for all of your assistance, particularly the Mansfield community, in the search to find Amber. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.
Hunt For Missing 13 Year Old, Amber Peat, Continues
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 Nottinghamshire Police is asking members of the public to make contact if they have any information which can help locate 13-year-old Amber Peat who has been missing from her home since the weekend.
Amber went missing from her home in Bosworth Street in Mansfield at around 5.30pm on Saturday (30th May, 2015).
Amber Peat is described as white with long dark brown hair. She is around 4ft tall and of a petite build with brown eyes and a tiny scar above her lip. She was last seen wearing a black Puma zip up top, purple trainers and blue jeans... READ MORE...
More Jobs At Markham As Meter Provida Announce Relocation
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 A further 20 new jobs are set to be created at Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site as Chesterfield-based Meter Provida prepare to move to Markham Vale.
Work has already started to build a new 40,000 sq. ft. unit for the firm, which supplies gas, water and electric metering products and services for home, commercial and industrial use nationwide for suppliers such as British Gas.
Meter Provida which is based at Broombank Business Park in Chesterfield is expected to open new premises at Markham in November... READ MORE...
Man Charged With Drugs Offences After Cannabis Grow Found
Monday 1st June 2015 A man has been charged with producing cannabis after a suspected grow was found at a house in Langwith.
Officers found a large number of suspected cannabis plants and associated equipment at a house in Moorfield Lane on the morning on Saturday, May 30th. A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene and has now been charged with producing the class B controlled drug.
Hai Nguyen, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody and was due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court on Monday, June 1st.
Appeal Following Criminal Damage To Property In Chesterfield
Monday 1st June 2015 Officers from the Chesterfield South Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information following criminal damage in the area.
Vandals caused damage to a property along Summerfield Road in Chesterfield by pouring oil over the private driveway, sometime between 10.45pm and 11.20pm. Police are appealing to anyone with any information, or who may have seen someone in the area at the time of the incident, to get in touch. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Andrew French on 101, quoting crime number 21544/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A Guide To Royal Ascot 2015
Monday 1st June 2015 The UK has its fair share of special events in the horse racing world, but one of the most exciting and luxurious is Royal Ascot.
Taking place between Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th June, this five-day long event is the most valuable race meetings in the country.
As well as six races per day, Royal Ascot is all about fashion, fine dining and fascinators, and even earns a visit from the Queen and her family. This is definitely not an experience to miss, so here is a guide to the event, the races and how to make the most of this momentous week. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Gears Up For Summer Drink-Drive Crackdown
Monday 1st June 2015 An annual crackdown aimed at putting the brakes on drink-driving in Derbyshire gets into gear today.
Derbyshire Constabulary is taking part in the national month-long summer campaign, which runs from June 1st to 30th.
As part of the crackdown, police across the county will be breath-testing drivers, with a focus on those who get behind the wheel the morning after a night out.
Last year, 273 drivers were stopped in the June... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Appeal After Alleged Assault On Taxi Driver In Dronfield
Saturday 30th May 2015 Police appeal for information after a taxi driver was allegedly assaulted in Dronfield.
The motorist was driving along Church Street, near to the Green Dragon pub just after 10pm on Sunday, May 5th, when a group of people stopped the taxi before reportedly assaulting the driver. A short time later, the same group of people allegedly assaulted the same driver at the bottom of Church Street near to the turning with Lea Road. Police are encouraging anyone with information about either incident to come forward and asked to contact PC Carl Newton on 101, quoting crime number 21955/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Residents To Choose Artwork For New Sports Centre
Saturday 30th May 2015 Residents can have their say on the artwork which will grace the new Queen's Park Sports Centre.
There are three options of the artwork which will be outside the new Chesterfield Borough Council facility, which is currently under construction.
The three options are: Heartbeat - designed by Nottinghamshire sculptor Michael Johnson. The design shows an image of a regular heartbeat symbolising wellbeing and exercise. At 12 metres long and 2.8 metres high, the design would be made of stainless steel with mosaic and bronze elements; the second... READ MORE...
Two Arrested Following Drugs Warrant In Chesterfield
Saturday 30th May 2015 Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a police warrant in Chesterfield.
Officers executed a warrant at a property on Derby Road just before 9am on Monday, April 27th and discovered a quantity of suspected Class A drugs. Two 28 year-old men were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and are being questioned by police. On the same morning, a quantity of cash was also seized at an address on Wood Lane in Shirebrook. Anyone with any information or concerns about suspected drugs activity in their community can contact police by calling 101, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Missing Scottish Man Found Safe And Well In Chesterfield
Thursday 28th May 2015
Kenneth Thomson, 54, (pictured) went missing from Beattock, near Lockerbie, on Wednesday, April 29th.
Mr Thomson has since been found safe and well in the Chesterfield area.
Police would like to thank members of the public for their support.
More Free Childcare Places For Two Year Olds
Thursday 28th May 2015
More free childcare places for the county's two year olds are to be made available to families thanks to a major investment by Derbyshire County Council.
The authority is set to create 120 new free places in schools to provide much-needed nursery spaces for the county's toddlers.
The move comes after free childcare for two year olds was extended to take in working families on a low income, so more places are needed. READ MORE...
NDVA SEEK PART TIME DEVELOPMENT WORKER
Thursday 28th May 2015
NDVA are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic person with excellent communication skills to work with local people to identify and develop individual and community skills, assets and opportunities, generate aspiration, confidence and create a happier and healthier town through empowerment and active participation.
Salary - £19,733 pro rata 22.5 hours, plus 5% pension contribution, 1 year minimum contract (poss 1 year extension), Flexible work base, based in Dronfield and surrounding area. READ MORE...
Police In Scotland Appeal For Help To Trace Missing Man
Wednesday 27th May 2015
Police in Scotland have appealed to people in the Chesterfield area to help them trace a missing man.
Police Scotland and the family of 54-year-old Kenneth Thomson are growing concerned for his welfare.
Mr Thomson went missing from Beattock, near Lockerbie, on Wednesday 29th April 2015. Despite extensive local coverage, appeals and enquiries into his whereabouts there have been no reported sightings of him since he went missing. READ MORE...
Police Arrest Suspect After Shirebrook Assault
Wednesday 27th May 2015 Officers investigating an assault at Shirebrook on Monday May 25th have arrested a suspect.
A 50-year-old Shirebrook man was detained shortly after 6pm last night (Tuesday May 26th) in the town and he remains in police custody. Officers were called at 6.40pm on Monday to a report of a fight as reported previously. He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where he underwent surgery for a chest wound. He remains in hospital. Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Detective Sergeant Ryan Finnegan on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
New B_Line Scheme Given The Go Ahead By County Council
Wednesday 27th May 2015 Thousands more young people are to get help with travel costs after councillors gave the thumbs up to the new b_line scheme.
Cabinet approved plans yesterday (Tuesday 26th May), to extend b_line - introduced in 2001 - to include all young people aged up to 19 living in Derbyshire.
Previously only students in full-time education qualified for the reduction on adult bus and rail fares.
Now, from Saturday 1st August, apprentices and those on... READ MORE...
Stagecoach Chesterfield Launches Annual Green Week
Wednesday 27th May 2015 Stagecoach in Chesterfield today announced plans for its seventh annual Green Week programme with a call for joint action to tackle the growing challenge of climate change.
The company, which operates bus services across North Derbyshire, is planning a series of events between 1st and 5th June.
During the week-long programme of activities, part of a wider Stagecoach Group initiative, Stagecoach in Chesterfield will encourage employees and customers to continue driving forward the green agenda through the Group's... READ MORE...
FootGolf To 'Kick Off' At Local Golf Course
Wednesday 27th May 2015 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
The latest sporting craze has made its way to the region - and is set to kick off at one of Chesterfield's most popular golf courses.
FootGolf, a hybrid of golf and football, will be available at Tapton Park Golf Course from 1st June.
The game is played in the same format as golf but with the use of footballs instead of golf balls and requires players to kick rather than use a club. The player who plays the 12 hole course in the fewest shots... READ MORE...
Appeal As 42 Year Old Man Is Assaulted In Chesterfield Market
Monday 26th May 2015 Police in Shirebrook are investigating an assault on a man on the town’s Market Place yesterday evening (Monday May 25th).
Officers were called at 6.40pm to a report of a fight. When they arrived they found that a 42-year-old man was being treated by paramedics. He was later taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where he underwent surgery for a chest wound. Enquiries are continuing to trace two men who officers believe were involved in the assault. The injured man remains in hospital. Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Detective Sergeant Ryan Finnegan on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Burlington Opens In Chesterfield After £300k Investment
Tuesday 26th May 2015 A brand new pub has opened in Chesterfield following a £300,000 investment of the building. The Burlington, which has been named after the street on which it resides, opened its doors on Friday 22nd May for a celebratory launch party.
The pub, which sits next door to Chesterfield's famous Crooked Spire, will create three new positions for local people in addition to retaining existing staff. It has opened as a traditional town centre pub offering its customers a warm welcome, great value food, cask and craft ales, fantastic sports viewing facilities and music led entertainment at weekends. READ MORE & VIDEO...
Join Foster Carers For A Cuppa And A Chat
Tuesday 26th May 2015 It's Fostering Fortnight from 1st June to 14th June and Derbyshire County Council is inviting you to join social workers and foster carers for tea or coffee and cake, and an informal chat about fostering.
They are an opportunity to speak to foster carers. Anyone can drop in. Bring the family. You don't need an appointment but if you want to talk to the county council, call 0800 083 77 44.
Some Derbyshire children, for one reason or another, can't be with their birth family. Foster carers are needed to offer them a loving home... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Chesterfield's 'Ordinary Hero' Parades Through Town
Sunday 24th May 2015 Two weeks ago, lifelong Chesterfield resident Barry Bingham, was worrying whether he would win back his seat in the council elections - and after an emotional, and whirlwind fortnight, he was unveiled publically on Saturday 23rd May 2015 as the 375th Mayor of Chesterfield.
After being sworn in at Chambers last Wednesday evening, he paraded through town on Saturday morning - again with family and fellow dignitaries - to attend his Civic Service at the Crooked Spire.
Hundreds of shoppers and well wishers lined... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Missing Chesterfield Man Barry Shaw Found Safe And Well
Saturday 23rd May 2015 Derbyshire police have now confirmed that missing Chesterfield man, Barry Shaw, has been found safe and well.
Earlier today (Saturday, May 23rd), police received a call from a dog walker to say that they had seen Mr Shaw.
With the help of Edale Mountain Rescue, Mr Shaw was located in woods off of Watson Lane, Wingerworth and he was taken to hospital via Air Ambulance.
Police would like to thank everyone that assisted in the search for Mr Shaw.
"Thank You For Making Me Mayor!" Cllr Bingham Takes Office
Thursday 21st May 2015 Councillor Barry Bingham awoke yesterday to his first full day as the 375th Mayor of Chesterfield.
A lifelong resident of Chesterfield, Barry was born in New Whittington and attended Edwin Swale school in Chesterfield before beginning a career in engineering.
On Tuesday night, in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, Barry was duly elected Mayor of Chesterfield for the year 2015/16.
A Councillor since 2007 and standing as a Liberal Democrat... READ MORE...
Appeal As Man Left In Critical Condition Following Car Crash
Tuesday 19th May 2015 Derbyshire Police are this morning appealing for witnesses after a man was left In a critical condition after a collision in Chesterfield.
Around 4.40pm on Monday 18th May 2015, a serious road traffic collision occurred on Chesterfield Road, Tapton, near to Sainsbury's Island. a black VW Golf left the road and struck a lamppost. The 38 year old male driver of the car was taken to the Chesterfield Royal in a critical condition. DC 919 Glynn from the Collision investigation unit is appealing for witnesses to the collision or surrounding events. Call Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 437 18/05/15.
Council Highlights Support For Dementia Awareness Week
Tuesday 19th May 2015 Events to raise awareness and share information about dementia will be taking place from today as Derbyshire County Council supports Dementia Awareness Week 2015.
The council is a member of Derbyshire Dementia Action Alliance which is committed to improving the lives of residents living with the condition and their carers to create a more dementia-friendly county.
The authority is also part of Dementia Friends - a national initiative aiming to create dementia-friendly communities by improving understanding... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Gets Down To 'Brass Tax'
Tuesday 19th May 2015
Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club welcomed The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps on the night of May 16th in order to raise money for Help For Heroes.
Chesterfield's prestigious venue, The Winding Wheel, set the scene for the series of orchestral performances with accompaniments from Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Band, as well as vocals from The Perfect Pitch Children's Choir who opened the show, all before welcoming the Royal Armoured Corps to the stage for a full brass set with musical director, Major Mark Aldridge at the... READ MORE...
Museum's Art Installation Remembers Chesterfield Stokers
Tuesday 19th May 2015
A special art installation at Chesterfield Museum will remember local men who served as stokers in the First World War.
Sheffield-based Kidology Arts will take over art gallery space with a large scale art installation based on the local men who were stokers in the Royal Navy during the First World War.
This will be on display at the Chesterfield Borough Council attraction will run from Saturday 23rd May until Saturday 18th July... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Visitor's Information Center Highly Commended
Monday 18th May 2015 Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre has been highly commended in a prestigious industry awards ceremony.
The centre in Rykneld Square, operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, received the accolade in the visitor information provider category of the VisitEngland awards for excellence 2015.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: "The VisitEngland awards for excellence are prestigious national awards and I am proud..." READ MORE...
CASA's DVLA Registration Auction Sets £230k Record
Monday 18th May 2015 The Personalised Registration KR15 HNA has set a new British record after being auctioned by the DVLA for more than £233,000 including fees.
A London-based businesswomen, who did not want to be named, fended off fierce competition from bidders from all over the UK and overseas to secure KR15 HNA, making it the most expensive current style personalised registration auctioned by the DVLA.
Incredibly, shortly before KR15 HNA came up for auction during... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Serious Road Traffic Collision In Clay Cross
Friday 15th May 2015 At approximately 9.30am on Thursday 14th May 2015 a serious road traffic collision occurred on Holmgate road, Clay Cross.
Derbyshire police say the collision involved a black Volvo C30 car and a male pedestrian. As a result of the collision the pedestrian received serious injuries and was flown to Northern General Hospital to receive treatment.
A woan, 45, has subsequently been arrested for a number of offences. Police appeal for witnesses to the actual incident or surrounding events. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 138 14/5/15 - Officer in charge is PC951 Buxton.
Chesterfield Borough Council Leader Names New Cabinet
Friday 15th May 2015 One week after retaining control in the borough elections, Chesterfield Borough Council's leader, Councillor John Burrows, has today named his cabinet.
In the elections, Labour won 38 seats - an increase of four - and remains the largest party.
Chesterfield Borough council's cabinet is as follows: Councillor John Burrows, leader of the council and cabinet member for regeneration; Councillor Terry Gilby, deputy leader and cabinet member for planning... READ MORE...
New Team To Lead Bolsover Council
Friday 15th May 2015 Councillor Ann Syrett has taken up the main role of Leader of Bolsover District Council, becoming the first female Leader in the Council's history.
Joining Councillor Syrett is Councillor Mary Dooley, who was elected as Deputy Leader of the Council and they replace retired councillors, Eion Watts OBE and Alan Tomlinson respectively.
Councillor Syrett said, "I would like to thank the Council for putting their trust in me to lead them over the next four years. It has been an education..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Care Centre Update
Friday 15th May 2015 As we reported last month, the Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre is an exciting new development that will mean that people with cancer in North and North East Derbyshire will be able to receive vital treatment, care and support in one purpose-built centre providing joined up services closer to home.
The new centre has been designed to provide vital support for local people affected by cancer. Currently cancer care and treatment is provided in different locations across the hospital site, the chemotherapy unit is too small for the number of patients it sees and there is no information and support service... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Police Appeal For Witnesses Following Fight In Chesterfield
Friday 15th May 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses following a fight on Melling Close in Chesterfield.
At around 8.50am on Wednesday, May 6th, a fight took place between a man and a woman on the street following an argument between the two.
Officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Kirsty Handby on 101, quoting crime number 18966/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Welcoming Chesterfield's New Mayor Cllr Barry Bingham
Friday 15th May 2015 Councillor Barry Bingham will become Chesterfield's 375th mayor at a ceremony at the Town Hall this week.
The new mayor will take up his position at Chesterfield Borough Council's annual council meeting on Wednesday 20th May at 5pm.
Councillor Bingham was raised in Old Whittington and New Whittington, he worked at the Staveley Coal, Iron and Chemical Company for 38 years.
He has served as a Liberal Democrat councillor since 2007... READ MORE...
Renewed Appeal For Information On Missing Chesterfield Man
Thursday 14th May 2015 Derbyshire Police have today released another image of a missing Chesterfield man as part of efforts to locate him.
Barry Shaw was last seen leaving his home in Hall View, on the morning of Friday, May 8th. The 44-year-old was due to catch a bus to work in Sheffield, but he did not arrive at his place of work and has not been seen since.
Mr Shaw is about 5ft 9ins and described as being well built. He was wearing a green shirt, dark trousers and a coat that is red on the front and dark on the back. He may also have a tent with him. READ MORE...
Jewellery Stolen In Burglary From Home in Chesterfield
Thursday 14th May 2015 Jewellery and watches were among the items stolen from a home in Chesterfield.
Burglars broke into a house in Storforth Lane between 7.15am and 4.15pm on Friday, April 24th. Among the items stolen was a 14ct gold chain, a pair of Ralph Lauren sunglasses, a gold wedding ring with sapphires and two inset diamonds, a number of Zippo cigarette lighters, and a Tag Heuer 2000 Exclusive wristwatch. Police want to hear from anyone with information on the location of the stolen items. Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 17105/15 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Derbyshire Health Leaders Solution For Holywell Patients
Wednesday 13th May 2015 Health leaders in Derbyshire have announced that from Friday 15th May, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CRHFT), in the form of Royal Primary Care, will be responsible for providing GP services to all patients registered with the Holywell Medical Group in Chesterfield and Staveley.
Exceptional circumstances mean that Holywell Medical Group will no longer be able to provide GP services after Thursday 14th May.
This is an unexpected development and to ensure a safe and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Information On Missing Chesterfield Man
Tuesday 12th May 2015 Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who was reported missing from his Chesterfield home.
Barry Shaw, 44, was last seen leaving his home in Hall View, on the morning of Friday, May 8th.
He was due to catch a bus to work in Sheffield, but he did not arrive at his place of work and has not been seen since.
Mr Shaw is about 5ft 9ins and described as being well built... READ MORE...
Directors Of Local Investment Group Convicted Of Fraud
Tuesday 12th May 2015 Two men from South Yorkshire have been convicted of fraud after a 15 week trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
Ian David Shakespeare from the village of Wales near Sheffield and Charles Ernest Frisby from Rotherham, were both found guilty of fraudulent trading while they were directors of a group of investment companies based in Derbyshire.
Detectives from the East Midlands Regional Fraud Unit, which is part of Derbyshire Constabulary's Economic Crime Unit, began their investigation in the summer of 2009. It followed a complaint from a shareholder... READ MORE.,.
Chesterfield Confirm Manager Cook Has Left The Club
Tuesday 12th May 2015 Chesterfield FC have this morning confirmed that manager Paul Cook has been released from his contract to join Portsmouth along with the Assistant Manager, Leam Richardson.
"I would like to thank Paul for the fine job he has done as Manager of Chesterfield and wish him well for the future," said chief executive Chris Turner.
"I could not have wished for a better working relationship than the one I have enjoyed with Paul over the last two-and-a-half-years and there is nobody more disappointed than me to see him leave." READ MORE...
Student From Chesterfield Earns Peer Support Volunteer Award
Tuesday 12th May 2015
When mention was made that the Peer Guide to receive the Peer Support Volunteer of the Years 2015 had texted her students to see if they were making progress with accommodation arrangements for next year, student Hannah Lee began to suspect that her name was about to be called out to receive Bangor University's annual Award.
The nominations for Hannah showed her commitment to helping her student before their arrival, during the settling in period and beyond and reflect the appreciation of the students she assisted... READ MORE...
Police Arrest Man Following Alleged Assault on Ian Evatt
Monday 11th May 2015 Lancashire Police has said that a 20 year old man from Preston has been arrested this morning (Monday, May 11th) on suspicion of a Section 47 assault and is currently in custody.
The force is continuing to investigate the alleged assault on Chesterfield player Ian Evatt which followed an otherwise largely peaceful incursion onto the pitch at the end of the Preston vs Chesterfield match at Deepdale on Sunday, May 10th. The player was thankfully not seriously hurt.
Officers are continuing to try and identify anyone involved in the... READ MORE...
TWO PART TIME RECEPTION / BUSINESS ADMIN POSITIONS
Monday 11th May 2015 A busy dog boarding kennels, based in Chesterfield is looking for 2 part-time receptionists/business administrators to provide a friendly, professional and efficient service to their customers.
The role will involve: managing the arrival and departure of dogs; taking bookings by telephone and email; managing the customer database; communicating with customers during their dogs’ stay (via telephone, email and social media); conducting viewings and answering queries for new customers; keeping the reception area clean and tidy; and supporting the business owners with the administration and promotion of their business (including filing and basic book-keeping). READ MORE...
Two Men Charged After Attempted Distraction Burglary
Saturday 9th May 2015 Two men who were arrested in April on suspicion of committing an attempted distraction burglary, have now been charged with the offence.
Robert Curry, 40, of Chester-le-Street in County Durham and a 17-year-old youth from the same address, were arrested shortly after two men visited a woman on South Street North in New Whittington, Chesterfield.
At 11am on Thursday April 30th, the woman's grandson realised that she was speaking to a man who claimed he'd dropped tools in her back... READ MORE...
Councillors Count On Residents As Chesterfield Chooses
Friday 8th May 2015
It's been a busy 24 hours throughout the UK - and now the votes have been verified and counted.
Derbyshire councils have, like their parliamentary counterparts, bucked the trend, with Labour retaining control of both Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire councils, as well as returning their Labour MP's. Parish council elections were also held in both areas, with some seats uncontested.
All results are in tonight and can be found in full on... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield Sees Red In Parliamentary Elections
Friday 8th May 2015 In terms of personnel, it's business as usual for Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire's two MP's - after both Toby Perkins and Natascha Engel were returned to parliament overnight in the 2015 General Election.
As it becomes clear this morning that David Cameron's Conservatives have remained in Downing Street, it was a disappointing night for Labour, the Lib Dems and UKIP, with none performing as had been predicted throughout the UK.
This area bucked the trend though, with Toby Perkins surging ahead of the second placed Conservative Party, gathering a 13,598 majority... READ MORE & AUDIO...
And We're Off.... Chesterfield Goes To The Polls
Thursday 7th May 2015 Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire go to the polls today, in what’s expected nationally to be a tightly run election for both Parliamentary and local council seats.
Polling stations throughout the area opened at 7am and will close tonight at 10pm, with counting then beginning for the Parliamentary seats. Results are expected to be known overnight, with the results of council seats declared tomorrow.
Parliamentary-wise, there are two seats available - in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire - and full details of the candidates... READ MORE...
Major Incident Declared After Crash on M1
Tuesday 5th May 2015 A major incident has been declared at Chesterfield Royal Hospital this afternoon, following a collision between a coach and a lorry at junction 28/29 of the M1.
Derbyshire Police say they were alerted at 12 25pm and the incident involved a coach - believed to be a National Express - and several other vehicles. The Ambulance Service and Fire Service were also in attendance along with the Helimed service.
The Southbound carriageway is expected to be closed for a... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Distraction Burglary In Grassmoor
Thursday 30th April 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a distraction burglary at a house in Grassmoor.
A man walked into a property in Vernon Rise and told the homeowner he needed to check the pipes in the house were not blocked. He then asked the 69-year-old victim to accompany him to the back garden. While they were there, a second man went upstairs and stole a cash box and a watch. The two offenders then left the property and drove off in a black Audi A6, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Friday, April 24th. Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference 17159/15 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Derbyshire Meets Spain In Steve Perez's 'Mi Casa' Cookbook
Thursday 30th April 2015 Hot on the heels of Casa Hotel being voted 5th best hotel in the UK, in Trip Advisor's 2015 Travellers Choice Awards, Steve Perez has unveiled a Spanish influenced cookbook, 'Mi Casa: Spanish-Inspired Recipes from the Heart of Derbyshire'.
The book not only shares some of the hotel's favourite recipes, but also tells the story of Casa and is an autobiographical recount of Steve's entrepreneurial journey.
Drawing influences from Steve's Spanish roots - and his passion for high quality local produce - Mi Casa offers insights into dishes inspired... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Brit Award Winners BLAKE Coming To Town
Thursday 30th April 2015 They've performed for HM The Queen, at Wembley and Wimbledon on centre court, and now Brit-Award winners BLAKE are bringing their refined new sound to Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre, this Friday, 1st May 2015.
Re-inspired by the enduring trio harmonies of The Three Tenors, The Bee Gees, The Lettermen and Boyz-II-Men, BLAKE's latest concert show entitled 'In Harmony' sees them combining classic songs from their first four albums, with exclusive new songs from their critically acclaimed 5th album 'In Harmony' which was released earlier this year... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Police Appeal Following Number Plate Theft In Bolsover
Wednesday 29th April 2015 Police in Bolsover are appealing for information after thieves stole number plates from a vehicle in the area.
Offenders entered a yard at Bolsover Business Park on Intake Road, and removed the front and rear number plate from a red coloured Ford Focus. The incident is believed to have taken place sometime between 1pm on Saturday, April 25th and 12.30pm on Monday, April 27th. Officers are asking anyone with any information, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously around the business park, to get in touch. Anyone with any info is asked to contact PC Rachel Williams on 101, quoting crime number 17557/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal After Vehicle Tyres Are Slashed In Chesterfield
Tuesday 28th April 2015 Police Officers in Chesterfield are appealing for information after the tyres of two vehicles were slashed last week.
At around 3am on Monday, April 20th, vandals used a sharp blade to slash two tyres of a blue Iveco Daily van which was parked outside a property on Boythorpe Road in Chesterfield. All four tyres of a blue Fiat Doblo van, belonging to the same victim, were also damaged as it was parked on a driveway on the same street. Anyone with any information, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area, is asked to call PCSO Darryl Hegarty on 101, quoting crime number 16414/15. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
DRIVER / WAREHOUSEMAN / FACTORY OPERATIVE
Friday 24th April 2015
A locally based company currently has a vacancy for a reliable individual who can perform Driving / Warehouseman / Factory Operative Duties. Competitive Rate of Pay.
Reply in the first instance care of firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to include your Name, Address and contact details and a current CV.
Mayor Joins Forces With Rotary To Help Children In Baback
Tuesday 21st April 2015
Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club along with members of Clay Cross, Chesterfield and Matlock, were invited to a meeting at the Town Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield in order to hold a fund raising event for the Mayor's Appeal.
Rotary President Neil Baker announced that at least £3,500 will be donated by the club towards a project in the Mayor's birth village in Senegal, to provide safe and healthy sanitary and dormitory facilities for the 'children of Baback' who must board in the town of Thies, the nearest secondary school to... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal After Vandals Cause Damage To Hasland Park
Monday 20th April 2015 Officers from the Chesterfield South Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after vandals caused damage to a park in Hasland.
Sometime between Saturday, April 11th and Thursday, April 16th, damage was caused to a number of park facilities at Eastwood Park on Hasland Road, Hasland. Vandals damaged coping stones that surrounded a historic water fountain and a large stone that houses a plaque to the re-opening of the park. Two picnic tables at the park were also spoiled, with one appearing to have small fire damage to the corner. Park users are being encouraged to be vigilant and to report any... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Coaching Team Honoured With 3 National Awards
Friday 17th April 2015 A team from Stagecoach in Chesterfield's coaching department have been recognised at a national transport awards ceremony.
Staff at the company's Stonegravels base celebrated winning the most sought after award of the night at the 2014 National Express Awards, held in Coventry - Overall Operator of the Year 2014, in which the team were pitted against 37 other operations teams.
At the annual event, Stagecoach in Chesterfield, which operates National Express coaches between West Yorkshire and London, also... READ MORE...
Reports Of Gunshots Fired In Chesterfield
Thursday 16th April 2015 Police in Chesterfield are investigating reports of shots being fired in the area of Newbold Back Lane in the town.
Officers were called to the street just before 9pm last night (Wednesday April 15th). Some witnesses have told the police that the shots may have been fired from a car that was travelling along the road. No-one was injured and no property appears to have been damaged. Officers searched the area but no suspects were traced.
Anyone who has any information should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Help Build The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre
Wednesday 15th April 2015 Plans for a brand new state-of-the-art cancer centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital have been given the go-ahead sparking a £2.5million fundraising appeal by Macmillan.
The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre is a joint venture between Macmillan and the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to bring vital cancer treatment, care and support together in one purpose built facility.
This exciting new £8.9 million development, due to open in Autumn 2016, will mean that more people with cancer in North Derbyshire will be able... READ MORE...
Appeal After Quad Bikes & Kids Motorbikes Stolen In Renishaw
Wednesday 15th April 2015 Officers from the Eckington Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after thieves forced open a storage container, stealing quads and motorbikes from within.
Four 70cc pink quad bikes, which have been engraved with the names 'Maddison', 'Maisie', 'Ruby' and 'Scarlet' were stolen from a container at an industrial unit on Ravenshorn Way in Renishaw.
Two Honda motorbikes, a 110cc and a 125cc, were also stolen after thieves forced open the lock to the container. READ MORE...
Parliamentary And Local Election Candidates Announced
Tuesday 14th April 2015 The Parliamentary and local Council Election candidates have been announced for Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.
The Parliamentary candidates standing for Chesterfield are: Julia Dawn Cambridge (Lib Dems), Matthew James Genn (Green), Tommy Holgate (Peace), Toby Perkins (Lab), Mark Richard Egner Vivis (Con), Matt Whale (Trade Union Socialist Coalition), Stuart David Yeowart (UKIP).
Most people in the Chesterfield borough will vote to elect the MP for Chesterfield. However, voters in the Barrow Hill and New Whittington ward... READ MORE...
Man Charged In Connection With Shirebrook Arson Attacks
Sunday 12th April 2015 A 35-year-old man has been charged in connection with two arson attacks at shops in Shirebrook.
At around 10.30pm on Friday, February 27th, a bin belonging to the Aldi supermarket on Carter Lane in Shirebrook caught fire, causing damage to the container and to the store's delivery entrance. A wheelie bin belonging to a charity shop on Market Street, Mansfield was also allegedly set on fire, sometime between 4pm on Sunday, August 17th and 8am on Monday, August 18th 2014. Wayne Stewart Kirk, 35, of Langwith Road, Mansfield, has been charged with arson in connection with the incidents and appears at NE Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 21st.
'Nominate A Nurse' Day At Mark Leeson
Sunday 12th April 2015 Award-winning hairdresser Mark Leeson has launched a campaign to give a fantastic pampering prize at his luxurious salon, Mark Leeson in Chesterfield, to the wonderful nurses and carers who work so hard in the local hospitals and community.
The campaign runs from now until Saturday 25th April and invites nominations from those who know of a nurse or carer who has made a difference to their lives, or to someone close to them.
Eight lucky nurses will be selected from a draw and invited to... READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Woman Found Safe And Well
Wednesday 8th April 2015
Elizabeth Webb, who was reported missing from her home in Chesterfield yesterday, Tuesday April 7th, has been found in Skegness this morning.
Officers would like to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for her.
Man Arrested After Brimington Break-Ins
Wednesday 8th April 2015 A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after two properties in Brimington were broken into during Sunday night.
A Panasonic television was stolen from a house in Cornwall Drive between 9.30pm on Sunday, April 5th and 3.50am on Monday, April 6th.
A house in Devonshire Street was broken into between 8.15pm and 11pm on Sunday night, although nothing is believed to have been stolen from that address.
A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Over Missing Chesterfield Woman
Wednesday 8th April 2015 Police have appealed for help to trace Elizabeth Webb who was reported missing at lunchtime on Tuesday April 7th.
Ms Webb, (pictured), who is 31-years-old and lives in Chesterfield, was last seen on Tuesday morning. She is white, five feet four inches tall and has dark hair that is tied back and has tattoos on both upper arms. She's wearing a beige cardigan, a light summer top, blue jeans and sandals. Ms Webb has been missing before and was found in a rural area near Matlock.
Anyone who thinks they have seen her should contact Derbyshire Police on 101.
Your Last Chance To Register To Vote Is Looming
Wednesday 8th April 2015 Chesterfield Borough Council is reminding residents to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the forthcoming elections.
The last day to register to vote in the elections on Thursday 7th May is Monday 20th April, 2015.
Most residents will already be registered. Anyone who has changed their address or personal details may need to re-register.
The easiest way to register to vote is by completing a simple... READ MORE...
Charity Boxes Stolen From Chesterfield Shop
Wednesday 8th April 2015 Three charity boxes have been stolen from a shop in Chesterfield.
Sometime between 5pm on Saturday, April 4th and 8.30am on Monday, April 6th, a burglar broke into the Northern Tea Merchants, in Chatsworth Road, by smashing a pane of glass in the door. Once inside, they stole three tins, one of which contained money for Ashgate Hospice.
Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Brimington Woman, 28, Charged With Attempted Murder
Tuesday 7th April 2015 A woman has been charged with attempted murder in Chesterfield.
On Monday, April 6, police were called by staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital to a man that had been admitted to the accident and emergency department with a stab wound to his neck. The 31-year-old man was transferred to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a stable condition.
Terri Booker, 28, of Devon Drive, Brimington was charged with attempted murder and is due to appear at NE Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court today.
Chesterfield Police Officers Step Up Patrols To Combat ASB
Tuesday 7th April 2015 Local Safer Neighbourhood officers are teaming up to tackle anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield Town Centre.
Police will be heading out on the beat to speak to groups hanging around the area following reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and suspected legal high use around the town centre and the Church of St Mary and All Saints on Rykneld Square.
Officers from the Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be stepping up patrols to identify groups taking part in ASB and engaging with them about the effects of their behaviour on local people. READ MORE...
Large Amount Of Jewellery Stolen From House In Brimington
Thursday 2nd April 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a large amount of jewellery was stolen from a house in Brimington.
The offenders broke in through a side door at a house in Bernard Close between 9am on Monday, March 16th and 9am the following morning.
Among the items stolen were several bracelets, chains, earring sets and necklaces. One of the necklaces has a wolf face made out of leaf shapes, one has a miniature gold ingot with five small diamonds on it, while another gold necklace has four green stones attached on a hoop... READ MORE...
Royal Hospital's Annual Service Of Remembrance
Wednesday 1st April 2015 The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is holding its annual service of remembrance for parents who have lost their children.
The service is organised and led by the Chesterfield Birth Centre co-ordinators, paediatrics, the neonatal unit, women's health unit and the hospital chaplain as part of the ongoing support for families who have lost babies and children through miscarriage, stillbirth, illness or accident.
The service has been running each year since the early 90s and always takes place on the Sunday after the Easter weekend, falling this year... READ MORE...
Wake Up And Smell The Coffee!
Wednesday 1st April 2015 The nation's favourite coffee shop, Costa, is trialing a new service from April that lets customers nod off and have a power nap when they hit an afternoon slump.
With sales figures highest between 3:00pm and 4:00pm, the time when people are most in need of a coffee '‘pick-me-up', Costa is offering customers a chance to book a 15-minute snooze.
Specially imported, Japanese inspired Ostrich Pillows will turn tables into relaxation zones. Customers will be able to place their coffee... READ MORE & VIDEO...
UK Gambling Industry On The Rise
Wednesday 1st April 2015 If you have taken a walk down one of the nation's High Streets in the past few years, you will have likely noticed the explosion of household-name bookies and betting shops, all occupying up-until-recently disused lots.
This isn't just a real-world phenomenon either; its internet counterpart is also massively on the upswing, and combined, these two represent the incredibly fast-growing state of the UK gambling industry.
Chesterfield is no different in seeing this new trend that is... READ MORE...
Staveley Man Jailed After Attempted Post Office Robbery
Tuesday 31st March 2015 A man has been jailed for more than two years following an attempted robbery at a post office.
Carl Kirk (pictured), has been sentenced to 34 months in prison after pleading guilty to attempted robbery at the office in Renishaw Road, Mastin Moor, on August 6th 2014. A man entered the post office and assaulted the two staff inside before running off, witnesses reporting seeing him jump into a car nearby. The driver was later identified as Kirk, 34, of Chesterfield Road, Staveley, and he was arrested. Inquiries to trace his accomplice are still ongoing. Kirk was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday, March 10th.
Bus Fare Changes For Chesterfield Stagecoach Services
Tuesday 31st March 2015 Stagecoach confirmed today that it is introducing a number of changes to bus fares in Chesterfield.
From Sunday 12th April 2015, the prices of some saver tickets are to rise by an average of three per cent, reflecting rising costs and reduced public sector investment, however a number of fares will also be frozen.
The changes mean that weekly local travel in the Chesterfield Megarider area with Stagecoach, which has the lowest bus fares of any major operator in the UK, will cost £1.50 a day. READ MORE...
Woman Assaulted During Attempt To Steal Her Dog
Tuesday 31st March 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses follwing an incident on Codnor Market Place on Monday, 30th March 2015.
Between 6pm and 7:10pm, two men approached a female dog walker and attempted to steal the dog. The woman was punched as the two men tried to take the dog away from her. The men are described as white, with local accents, one is 6ft tall, of stocky build with dark hair, wearing dark jacket and trousers, aged approximately mid 30's, while the other is bald and aged late 20's or early 30's.
If anyone has any information, please contact PC 800 DAVIS or Amber Valley CID on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Walton Hospital Main Entrance & Outpatient Clinics Relocated
Tuesday 31st March 2015 The main staffed reception desk and outpatient clinics for Walton Hospital, Chesterfield are being relocated within the site from Monday 30th March.
Visitors and patients arriving for outpatient appointments need to be aware that the main entrance into the hospital will now be easier to access from the hospital's south car park. Signs will be up to direct people to the most appropriate car park once they are on site.
The current main entrance will remain as an access point into the... READ MORE...
£1bn Of Investment Hailed A 'Game Changer' For Chesterfield
Friday 27th March 2015 Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council, has described the £1 billion of developments currently happening in the town as a 'real game-changer'.
His comments came at the recent annual Celebrate Chesterfield event, organised by the town's inward investment campaign Destination Chesterfield. Held at the Winding Wheel on Wednesday 25th March, the packed event saw more than 220 business leaders gather to learn about plans for the town.
The £1 billion investment in the local economy includes... READ MORE...
PK Group Announced As Headline Sponsors Of Marathon
Friday 27th March 2015 A leading Chesterfield business has become the headline sponsor of one of the town's biggest and most successful mass participation events.
The PK Group has agreed a three-year deal expected to be worth £100,000 with the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon operated by the locally based Kids 'n' Cancer charity, one of the country's leading organisations in supporting families and patients to access proton therapy treatment, not currently available in the UK.
"This is fantastic news for the event and the profile of the..." READ MORE...
Flooding Relief For Chesterfield Residents
Friday 27th March 2015 More than 60 homes in Chesterfield are set to receive work to prevent property flooding in a scheme supported by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Work is currently being carried out by specialist contractor Whitehouse Construction on three homes in Spital Lane. This will see the properties fitted with flood doors, drainage pumps and non-return valves as well as other works to seal against floodwater entering the property.
A further 59 homes in Brampton will benefit from the work later... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Canal Receives £87,500 Investment
Friday 27th March 2015 Work to restore Chesterfield Canal continues in a bid to boost tourism and attract businesses and investment into North East Derbyshire.
Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded £37,500 which will go towards the manufacture and installation of new gates at Staveley Town Lock and a further £50,000 has been approved by Derbyshire County Council to complete the installation and to pay for stone copings to finish and protect the new lock walls at Staveley Town Basin. Construction will take place throughout the year at the Staveley Basin site as work is carried out to bring the new... READ MORE...
Bolsover Man Charged With Murder
Thursday 26th March 2015
A 33-year-old man from Bolsover, Derbyshire, has been charged with murder, in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a Buckinghamshire park.
The body of Adam Fanelli, from Dunstable, Bedfordshire, was found in Nash Park, in Winslow Road, on March 17th. Addy McAllister, of Charlesworth Street, Bolsover, was arrested by Thames Valley Police, in connection with the 31-year-old's death. McAllister has been charged with murder and remanded to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court today (Thursday 26th march).
Information Sought After Man Left Unconscious During Robbery
Thursday 26th March 2015 Police appeal for witnesses after a man was left unconscious when men entered his house and demanded money.
On Thursday, March 19th, at approximately 8pm, three men entered a house on Stubley Lane in Dronfield. One of the men punched the home owner in the head and knocked him unconscious. The men then tied up the owner's wife and a child.
The men stole an amount of cash from the property and a men's Rolex watch. When leaving the house they threatened a takeaway delivery driver and fled the scene in his car, a green Nissan Almeria which was later found abandoned. READ MORE...
Stop The 'Quiet' Danger Blighting Our Road Safety
Thursday 26th March 2015 Leading charity Guide Dogs has teamed up with Paralympian Libby Clegg to call on the public to back a change.org petition, to protect pedestrians from the dangers posed by quiet cars.
Quiet hybrid and electric vehicles are 40% more likely to collide with pedestrians than cars with a regular combustion engine. Guide Dogs wants the government to make it compulsory for all quiet vehicles to have sound generating systems built-in and turned on, to limit the risk for pedestrians.
As the numbers of quiet electric and hybrid vehicles... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Borough Council Website Helping Promote Job Opportunities
Thursday 26th March 2015 Job seekers can now get tips on how to apply for work through a link on Chesterfield Borough Council’s website.
Chesterfield Borough Council is working with the Government's Department of Work and Pensions and local job centres to help publicise the opportunities available to people in the borough as the town benefits from more than £1 billion of investment across the private and public sectors.
The Tumblr site, called Daily Jobseeker, contains: Advice on how to create a CV or fill in an application form to boost your chances of an interview... READ MORE...
N E Derbyshire District Council Set For Office Relocation
Thursday 26th March 2015 April 2015 will signal the start of a brand new era for North East Derbyshire District Council as they start relocating to their new headquarters on Mill Lane in Wingerworth.
The Council purchased the former CPL building in November 2013 and as the refurbishment programme is nearing completion, the first departments are all set to move from the current offices on Saltergate and into their new accommodation.
The relocation will take place on a phased basis over several weekends in April and May to limit the amount of disruption caused to residents... READ MORE...
Appeal After Damage Caused To Birdholme Community Centre
Thursday 26th March 2015 Police are appealing for information after damage was caused to the Hunloke Adult Education Community Centre on Church Street South in Birdholme.
Offenders threw objects onto the building’s roof making a hole in the top and causing damage to new roof tiles. No attempt was made to gain entry to the building. The incident happened sometime between Thursday, March 19th at 9.30pm and Friday, March 20th at 6.45am.
PCSO Zoe Blount from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Missing Chesterfield Man
Thursday 26th March 2015 Police are appealing for information in a bid to trace missing Chesterfield man, Andrew Bennett, 43, who went missing from an address on Cecil Road in Dronfield on Sunday, March 22nd at 10pm.
He was last seen getting out of a taxi opposite the railway station on Princess Street. Mr Bennett is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall, with short greying hair and a beard. He was wearing a white jacket, dark coloured trousers and top and was carrying a carrier bag containing a bag of sugar.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101.
Charity Team Urge Local Shoppers To Put On Their 'War Paint'
Tuesday 24th March 2015
Fundraisers from Cancer Research UK will be putting on their 'war paint' and calling on Chesterfield's women to join the fight against cancer by signing up for Cancer Research UK's Race for Life in Chesterfield.
They want mums, daughters, grans, friends and colleagues to unite and form a 'pink army' at Race for Life 5k event in Chesterfield Town Centre on Sunday 14th June.
And to get the message across, a team of volunteers and events managers will be taking Race for Life's 'Battle HQ' on tour to the Vicar... READ MORE...
Chesterfield McDonald's Goes Digital After Revamp
Tuesday 24th March 2015 Chesterfield is set to be given a significant investment boost with the bold transformation of the McDonald's restaurant, creating up to 10 new jobs.
The restaurant, which is situated on Low Pavement has now officially opened after it's extensive refit and redecoration work was completed.
The restaurant, which first opened in July 1984, has been given a high-tech makeover to feature new self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and tablet computers. The redesign also includes McDonald's signature style with... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Motorists Urged To Put The Brakes On Car Theft In Hasland
Tuesday 24th March 2015 Motorists in Hasland are being urged to get their security into gear after a vehicle was stolen and others broken into in the area.
Recent incidents include during sometime between 12 noon on Saturday, March 14th and 8am on Wednesday, March 18th, thieves stole a black coloured BMW 5 Series from a carpark on the Warwick Street Industrial Estate in Chesterfield, crime number CR/11179/15.
Offenders stole electrical items including a Dell Laptop, TomTom Sat-Nav and an Apple iPad Mini from a black Audi A4. The incident took... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Aggravated Burglary At House In Dronfield
Monday 23rd March 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after three men forced their way into a house in Dronfield and demanded goods from the people inside.
The men kicked open the front door at a house in Fair View Road at about 8.30pm on Sunday, March 15th, they then threatened a man and told him to hand over items, but fled empty-handed a short time later.
One of the men was black, aged about 25, roughly 5ft 11ins, of medium build and with a Sheffield accent. He wore a black hoodie and a white... READ MORE...
£4.5 Million In Improvements Planned For Barrow Hill Estate
Saturday 21st March 2015 An estate in Barrow Hill is to get a £4.5 million facelift after Chesterfield Borough Council gave the go ahead for an improvement programme.
The work to the London Boroughs estate will include: New roads through the estate to improve access; Improving car parking throughout the estate; Re-routing and redesigning footpaths; Introducing shared courtyards; Making improvements to the green spaces; Improvements to garden boundaries
The proposed changes follow extensive public consultations... READ MORE...
Toby Perkins MP 'Tourism's An Important Part Of Our Economy'
Saturday 21st March 2015 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins visited Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on Friday morning to celebrate tourism in the borough.
The visit to the centre in Rykneld Square, owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, was part of an initiative by Visit England to encourage MPs of all political parties to promote tourism in their constituencies as part of English Tourism Week.
Toby Perkins MP said, "Over the last few years..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
New Cadet Training Centre In Dronfield
Friday 20th March 2015 Works are developing in Dronfield to build a new Cadet Training Centre on Hartington Road.
The centre, that will be used by the Air Training Corps (ATC) is being constructed on the same site as the Cadets' former training hut and is currently on target to be completed later this year.
Works commenced on site in January, since which time the Cadets' former training facility has been demolished and the foundations have been laid for the new brick-built structure. READ MORE...
Dronfield Dog Poisonings - Police Dispel 'Urban Myth'
Thursday 19th March 2015
Police in Dronfield have dispelled the urban myth that dogs are being poisoned in the area.
Officers in the Dronfield area would like to reassure the public that rumours about dogs being poisoned in the area are not true.
Sergeant Aidan Stones from North East Derbyshire Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "There has been one unexplained death of a young dog almost a month ago, but we have received no reports of dogs being poisoned in the area." READ MORE...
Jewellery Stolen In Daytime Burglary At House In Chesterfield
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Burglars have stolen jewellery from a house in Chesterfield after forcing open a patio door during the day.
The offenders struck at a house in Peveril Road between 8.15am and 7.30pm on Saturday, March 14th.
A gold ladies' watch with a mother of pearl face and expandable wristband was stolen. It has a distinctive chip on the face. A gold chain and a pair of gold hooped earrings were also taken in the burglary. READ MORE...
'Ground-Breaking' Jobs And Growth Deal Sought By Leaders
Wednesday 18th March 2015 Council leaders from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and business leaders from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) were in London yesterday (Tuesday 17th March), to open discussions with Whitehall to begin to negotiate a ground-breaking devolution deal for powers that will give local people and local businesses more influence over the things that make our economy grow and local lives better.
The consortium of representatives from the two proposed Combined Authorities of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area, together with prominent business figures from the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire... READ MORE...
Are You This Lady's 'Guardian Angel'?
Tuesday 17th March 2015
The Chesterfield Post has been contacted by a couple who are looking for a 'Good Samaritan' who aided an elderly visitor to the town in adverse weather conditions.
Please could you assist a very grateful couple in trying to find this man.
The transcript of the letter sent to the office is below.
If anyone knows this person, or you are indeed the gentleman... READ MORE...
'Car Bomb' Threat Man Jailed For Two Years
Monday 16th March 2015 A man who told police there was a bomb in his car has been jailed for two years.
Ben Inquieti, 22, was given six months for communicating false information about a bomb hoax, 12 months for possessing an imitation firearm and six months for breaching a suspended sentence. He was given three months for going equipped to steal and two months for theft from a vehicle, to be served concurrently.
Police were called to Victoria Street, Clay Cross, in the early hours of June 26 2013 following reports that two men in a car were stealing fuel from a van. READ MORE...
Celebrate Tourism In Chesterfield - And Win Prizes!
Saturday 14th March 2014 Visitors to Chesterfield town centre this week can win prizes in a series of competitions run by Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre.
The centre in Rykneld Square, owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, is running the competitions to celebrate English Tourism Week, from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd March.
Competitions include: A word search to win tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Winding Wheel; A Chesterfield quiz to win a family ticket to Hardwick Hall; Name 25 things you can buy on... READ MORE...
CCTV Of Man Who Exposed Himself On Train At Derby Station
Tuesday 10th March 2015 British Transport Police (BTP) is investigating after a man exposed himself to a member of rail staff onboard a stationary train at Derby station on Saturday, 24th January.
Investigators have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to about the incident, which took place on the 4.25pm Plymouth to Leeds service around 8.50pm.
PC Christie Ingram is investigating. She said: "A group of 4 or 5 men believed to be between 19 and 24 years old, were onboard the train as it stood..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield MP Congratulates 3 Local Businesses At The LSE
Tuesday 10th March 2015 Three local companies have yesterday been named in a London Stock Exchange Group report, which highlighted the innovative and successful work of 1000 inspirational small businesses across the UK.
Those named in the report and based in Chesterfield were Media company, Concentia Capital (www.imagesound.com), Information Technology company, EBECS (www.ebecs.com) and Financial Services company, Evolution Funding (www.evolutionfunding.com)
In his capacity as Labour's Shadow Small Business... READ MORE...
Grassmoor And Hasland Awarded £1m By Big Lottery Fund
Tuesday 10th March 2015 Residents in Grassmoor and Hasland are set to benefit from £1m+ funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
Since Big Local Area status was awarded in 2013, local people have been consulted on their ideas and aspirations and have already seen some projects get off the ground.
The Grassland Hasmoor... Partnership, which is led by local residents and has recently been endorsed by Local Trust, will guide the overall direction of Grassland Hasmoor... and delivery of it's Big Local Plan, which shows... READ MORE...
Eye Cancer Teen Cuts Ribbon To Open New Vision Express
Tuesday 10th March 2015 Vision Express has officially opened its new Chesterfield store with a local eye cancer survivor, who is a budding Olympian, cutting the ribbon.
Thomas Greig from Chesterfield joined the Vision Express team, led by store partners Katie Thorpe and Craig Farquhar, to unveil the new premises on Packer's Row - the opening of which brings together two store teams who have been trading within Chesterfield from separate locations - Vicar Lane Shopping Centre and Low Pavement - for a combined period of 25 years. 13-year-old Thomas and his family are ambassadors for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT)... READ MORE...
Road To New Business Opportunites At Markham Vale
Tuesday 10th March 2015 Work to bring more businesses and jobs to Derbyshire County Council's flagship Markham Vale regeneration site, will reach another milestone with the re-opening of Erin Road on Monday 16 March.
The road closed to motorists in August last year as part of plans to turn an area of land where the former Seymour Colliery once stood into commercial space for businesses with the potential to bring an additional 2,000 jobs to Derbyshire.
Closure allowed for the removal of the 'Bailey' bridge over Erin Road, and for groundwork to begin for gas, water and electricity supplies. READ MORE...
CCTV Image Of Van Following Thefts From House In Clowne
Monday 9th March 2015
Police investigating the theft of items from outside a house in Clowne have released an image of a van they want to trace.
Items including a washing line and a tradesman's set of ladders had been stored outside a property in Jago Avenue when they were stolen.
A flatbed van with a yellow cab was seen in the area and police want to trace its owner... READ MORE...
Council's Reaction To Wellington Pub Protection Decision
Friday 6th March 2015 Chesterfield Borough Council has confirmed that it is adding the Wellington Hotel, New Whittington, to its list of assets of community value and has also agreed to issue an Immediate article 4 direction which prevents development on the site without planning permission as we reported yesterday.
Councillor Terry Gilby, the Council's Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Planning made the decisions on Wednesday 4th March, which follows a high profile local campaign to keep the Wellington Hotel operating as a community pub. Councillor Gilby said: "The fact the residents in New ..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield To Host National Canal Festival In 2016
Friday 6th March 2015
There's good news ahoy for our local Waterways - with the announcement this morning that Chesterfield Canal has been chosen to host a prestigious national festival at it's Staveley Town Basin.
The Chesterfield Canal Trust says it will be 'delighted' to host the Inland Waterways Association National Trailboat Festival during the Spring Bank Holiday 2016.
Highlights will include an illuminated parade of boats on the Saturday night and a convoy right up to the River Rother at St Helena's on the Monday. READ MORE...
Local Group Funds Available From Council's Community Chest
Friday 6th March 2015 Applications are currently being invited for local groups to receive funding of up to £5,000 through Chesterfield Borough Council's community chest.
Registered charities, community and voluntary groups in Chesterfield or with strong links to the borough can apply for grants between £1,000 and £5,000 from the scheme, which aims to improve facilities for residents.
The activities applied for must support the priorities set by local people at the council's Community Assembly meetings. READ MORE...
Recognised Pub Is 'Of Value' Says MP
Thursday 5th March 2015 Beer lovers and their MP are raising a glass as councillors have agreed to grant a popular local pub protected status.
The Wellington, on New Whittington's High Street, was brought by a property development company last year who expressed an interest in turning the site into a supermarket. The Wellington's regulars were up in arms over the proposals and formed a campaign group, 'Save Our Welly', to keep the building operating as a pub.
Backed by North East Derbyshire MP Natascha Engel, Save Our Welly went to Chesterfield Borough Council to press the authority to grant... READ MORE...
Man Sought By Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Police Is Traced
Wednesday 4th March 2015
A man who was wanted by the police in connection with alleged offences in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, as previously reported HERE, has been traced.
Darren Brady, 37, was found in Manchester on Wednesday February 18th.
He will be questioned by officers from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire about an attempted robbery at Mastin Moor post office near Chesterfield on August 6th, 2014 and a robbery at a shop in Nottinghamshire in November 2014.
Borough Council Freezes Council Tax For 2nd Year Running
Wednesday 4th March 2015 Councillors have voted to freeze the amount of Council Tax paid by residents for services provided by Chesterfield Borough Council for the second year running.
The unanimous vote was taken at the council meeting on Thursday 26th February, to help hard-working families in the borough.
Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council's leader, said: "Despite the fact we are, again, facing a huge cut in the funding we receive from the Government, we have frozen Council Tax again to help families... READ MORE...
28 Day Sentence For Newbold Nuisance Neighbour
Wednesday 4th March 2015 An anti-social neighbour in Chesterfield has been sent to a young offenders' institute for 28 days.
Joshua Hibbert, 19, of Arundel Close, received the sentence after flouting a court injunction which stopped him returning to his council flat in Newbold.
The injunction had been put in place by Chesterfield County Court following an application made by Chesterfield Borough Council.
The court heard Hibbert had a large number of visitors to his flat... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal Backs Hydration Campaign
Friday 27th February 2015 The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is making sure we're all kept watered to raise awareness of the importance of hydration.
The Trust held an awareness week last week to give people tips and advice about staying hydrated, the importance of taking in enough fluids and the dangers of dehydration.
Kelly Robinson is a Dietitian at the Royal, and says: "Dehydration can affect us at any age from young children, teenagers, adults and the elderly, but the reasons for this can be very different. We often hear that people..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Fatal Collision On Beetwell Street
Thursday 26th February 2015 Police are again appealing for witnesses as more information emerges following the death of an elderly pedestrian following a collision with a coach in Chesterfield.
At around 1.20pm on Wednesday, Feb 25th, a National Express coach was in collision with an 87-year-old man as it pulled out from the coach station onto Beetwell Street. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed until 5.45pm whilst police carried out inquiries. An investigation has been launched by the Derbyshire Police Collision Investigation Unit and witnesses to the collision are asked to call 101 with any information quoting incident 287 25/02/15.
This Weeks Chesterfield Cinema Listings (27th Feb - 5th Mar)
Thursday 26th February 2015
Find all this week's Chesterfield Cineworld Cinema listings here.
Whether you fancy the latest release, or 'catching that film you really want to see on the big screen but haven't managed to get to yet', some Special Events and Advance Screenings, or the kids fancy a traditional 'Saturday Morning film' for just a quid (including fun and games) - you'll find it all here.
Council Tax Freeze For North East Derbyshire Residents
Thursday 26th February 2015 North East Derbyshire District Council has frozen the amount of council tax households will pay for 2015/16.
Councillors agreed the freeze at its meeting on Monday 23rd February 2015, despite having to save £0.5m in 2015/16 and an anticipated £2.2m in the following two years (2016/17 and 2017/18). The Council also agreed a budget of £13.9m for 2015/16 and will continue to invest this in frontline services including leisure facilities and regenerating the District.
Council Leader, Councillor Graham Baxter MBE, said, "We are..." READ MORE...
Council Issues Advice About Scarlet Fever As Cases Increase
Thursday 26th February 2015 Public health officials from Derbyshire County Council are warning parents to look out for the symptoms of scarlet fever in their children as the number of local cases increases.
More cases are usually reported between March and April each year but there has been a 77% increase in Derbyshire so far this year with 39 cases compared to 22 in 2014. The previous year's increase was 22%.
To help prevent the spread of the disease, which most commonly occurs in children aged between two and eight, public health officers have published... READ MORE...
£69m Investment To Be Made In Chesterfield Council Homes
Tuesday 24th February 2015
A further £69 million investment is to be made in improving the condition of Chesterfield council homes.
Chesterfield Borough Council has agreed to the improvement programme after news that it will achieve the Government's Decent Homes standard in all 9,500 council homes it owns and manages by the end of March.
The standard requires all homes to meet set criteria that ensure they are warm, protected from the weather and have modern facilities... READ MORE...
Langwith Benefit Cheat Pleads Guilty
Tuesday 24th February 2015 A Langwith man has been prosecuted by Bolsover District Council following an investigation into his benefit claims dating back to April 2013.
David Hallam, 52, of The Woodlands, appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to claiming almost £6,500 in Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support to which he was not entitled.
Hallam had claimed Housing Benefit based on his partner's earnings but failed to declare when he returned to work from April 2013 and also... READ MORE...
Putting Their Foot Down For Teenage Cancer Trust
Thursday 19th February 2015 A local youth club all gathered to raise money for Teenager Cancer Trust by participating in a football tournament recently.
The group, known as T.E.C, were already looking for a charity to sponsor at the time, so when regular member, Adam Brogan was diagnosed with leukaemia and subsequently admitted to hospital, they knew they had made their decision.
Putting their heads - and feet - together, they organised a football tournament on his behalf to raise money for Teenager Cancer Trust. Their hope was that it would fund research into the devastating disease and raise awareness in... READ MORE...
Flooding Risk In Derbyshire - Have Your Say!
Wednesday 18th February 2015
Local residents are to be asked to give their views on Derbyshire County Council's plans for coordinating the management of flood risk in Derbyshire.
By law, the County Council has to publish a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS), that covers things like responsibilities for managing flooding and flood risk, sources of funding available and how the county council's flood risk management team can support the planning process, as well as how they will prioritise co-ordinating the management of flooding incidents. READ MORE...
Primary School Celebrates Chinese New Year At Vicar Lane
Wednesday 18th February 2015 Pupils at Mary Swanwick Primary School are busy designing and making a Chinese dragon to help celebrate Chinese New Year on Thursday February 19th.
It is part of one of the School and Community Projects suggested by Vicar Lane Shopping Centre.
Amanda Thomas from Vicar Lane Shopping Centre said, "The pupils at Mary Swanwick school have been involved in several artistic projects which have been displayed at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre in the past, including... READ MORE...
'Hear All About It' At Hollingwood Hub
Wednesday 18th February 2015 The Chesterfield Canal Trust has unveiled the latest attraction at Hollingwood Hub in the shape of an 'audio post'.
Visitors enjoying the canal's attractions can simply wind a handle a few times to hear the machine play a short message. There are eight messages from which to choose - about the canal, the Trust and local history.
Wherever possible, the recordings were made by people who did the work or have detailed local knowledge - Dave France is a member of the Chesterfield Canal Trust Work Party and he tells the story of installing the massive... READ MORE...
Chandlers Bar Are The 'Ultimate Geeks' Five Years Running!
Wednesday 18th February 2015 Chesterfield's very own cocktail bar have recently celebrated their fifth year of running their pub quiz with a twist!
'The Geek Quiz' has been a successful part of Chandlers, it's staff and customers, becoming a social highlight of the week. Offering an ultimate medley of trivia questions, videogame play-offs and bar challenges, the posh pub quiz has gained a reputation for it's outlandish humour, competitive edge and boisterous banter.
Host and Geek Guru, Martin Alvey, spoke last week over a cheeky drink in the classy establishment, explaining how Chandlers celebrated... READ MORE...
Mother's Pride! Local Lad Wins Mother's Day Competition
Wednesday 18th February 2015 A local schoolboy is celebrating after winning a competition run by a pub chain to design the logo for their all-important upcoming Mother's Day events.
Throughout January, the Pub People Company have been given budding artists around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire a chance to show off their skills in a big way.
Available only for under 12s, the chain says it's Mother's Day Drawing Competition has been extremely popular with children and, with the winning... READ MORE...
Staveley's 'Centre Spot' Soul Club presents Northern Soul Nite
Wednesday 18th February 2015 The 'Centre Spot' Soul Club at Staveley Miners Welfare FC is staging an inaugural Northern Soul Nite event on Saturday 11th April 2015.
Experienced guest DJ's will be playing vinyl only, across the board Northern sounds, with a hint of Motown label niceties sprinkled in.
This will be a new three monthly Soul Nite event and is being staged in the recently refurbished clubhouse at Staveley MWFC, on Inkersall Road - and just just a few minutes away from Jct 30 of the M1 and a few miles out of... READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Man, Andrew Bennett, Safe And Well
Monday 16th February 2015
Andrew Bennett, who was reported missing from hospital in Chesterfield, is safe and well.
Mr Bennett contacted his mother on Friday and has now returned to hospital.
Officers would like to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for Mr Bennett.
Police Appeal Over Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 13th February 2015 Police in Chesterfield have asked for help to trace Andrew Bennett who is missing from the town.
Mr Bennett, 43, went missing from Chesterfield Royal Hospital yesterday afternoon, Thursday February 12th and has not been seen since. He is 5ft 6ins tall, has short greying hair and a ginger beard. He was wearing a beige jacket with a grey hoody underneath and dark trousers.
Officers are appealing to Mr Bennett to contact them on 101. They would also like to speak to anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Mr Bennett.
Time To Talk About Mental Health
Friday 13th February 2015 A campaign to encourage people to speak openly about mental health issues is being supported by NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group and Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust.
'Time to Talk' encourages people across the nation to take five minutes to have a conversation about mental health. It's all part of an an anti-stigma initiative set up by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. One in four people experience mental health problems and many of those face stigma and discrimination as a result.
Chesterfield Football Club are dedicating their match against... READ MORE...
Council Debate Over 'Welly' Support Packs Public Galleries
Thursday 12th February 2015 "We're at the first step - it'll be a long fight - but we're up for it!" That was Andy Bell, from Friends Of The Wellington, as he addressed Chesterfield Borough Council last night in the chambers - during an impassioned and often emotional evening, when local councillors debated the petition to designate the pub an Asset of Community Value, and issue an Article 4 direction preventing development.
The public galleries were both open as people from New Whittington who use the pub packed in (it was noted by the Councillors that it was the only time since the 1984 miner's strike that they had opened the two sides of the gallery)... READ MORE...
'Show Your Support For The Welly' Says N E Derbyshire MP
Wednesday 11th February 2015
A campaign to save a New Whittington pub has stepped up a gear, with the support of North East Derbyshire's MP.
The Wellington pub has been bought by a property developer - New River Retail - with a view to turning the site into a Co-op convenience store.
The local community, backed by MP Natascha Engel, has formed a campaign group - Save Our Welly - to keep the premise run as a pub. Over 70 local people attended its campaign meeting on Monday night. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Is Robbed In Chesterfield
Wednesday 11th February 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed as he was walking along a street in Chesterfield.
The 29-year-old victim was walking along Crow Lane, between the railway bridge and the junction with Piccadilly Road, when he was punched by a man. The offenders then stole his wallet, which contained cash.
The victim believes three men may have been involved in the robbery, which happened at about 11.30pm on Sunday, January 18th. Police investigating the offence want to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have seen... READ MORE...
County Council Mobile Library Service Back Up And Running
Wednesday 11th February 2015
Derbyshire County Council's revised mobile library service is now up and running with new timetables available online.
The council started running revised routes in January as part of The Derbyshire Challenge to cut £157m from its budget by 2018.
It cost the authority £720,000 a year to run the existing service and proposals were drawn up using feedback from almost 8,000 residents who took part in a public consultation last year. READ MORE...
Chesterfield 'Cheques' Out Charities After Inaugural Marathon
Tuesday 10th February 2015 Over three thousand pounds has been donated to local good causes from funds raised by the inaugural Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon.
Many local charities will each receive a sum of £100 from organisers of the event - staged on September 14th 2014.
Representatives from eight of those - including Chesterfield Samaritans, Fairplay, Ashgate Hospice, Pathways, Helen's Trust, Sick Children's Trust, Chesterfield Sands and The Mayor's Appeal gathered at Maison Mes Amis... READ MORE...
Police Investigate Hate Crime At Chesterfield Rugby Ground
Monday 9th February 2015 Officers investigating a hate crime at a Chesterfield sports ground are appealing for information.
Offenders used spray paints to write the word 'Islam' and draw the Star of David on a playing area of the Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club on Dunston Road.
The criminal damage took place sometime between 9.30am on Thursday, January 22nd and 9.30am on Thursday, February 5th. Anyone with any information about the incident should call PC Kirsty Handby on 101, quoting crime number 5133/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Air Ambulance Soaring Thanks To Marks & Spencer
Monday 9th February 2015 Marks & Spencer Chesterfield have raised an amazing £1,023.79 after spending just four weeks fundraising over Christmas.
The store are also helping out the newly-opened Chesterfield charity shop by offering their retail expertise to new volunteers and shop staff. They are helping further develop the visual merchandising expertise and customer service.
A big thank you goes from all at the Air Ambulance Charity Shop to the kind staff of Marks & Spencer, Chesterfield, for all their generous contributions to the lifesaving service. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After House In Chesterfield Is Broken Into
Sunday 8th February 2015 Police are appealing for witnesses to a daytime burglary at a house in Chesterfield.
The offenders broke into a house in Spire Heights between 8.45am and 7.30pm on Monday, February 2nd. An Apple Macbook, two gold rings and a set of car keys were stolen during the break-in.
Police investigating want to hear from anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area during the day. Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting crime reference 4726/15 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Results of Brimington By-Election
Friday 6th February 2015 The results of the by-election to the Brimington division of Derbyshire County Council, held on Thursday 5th February 2015 are as follows:
• Tricia Gilby - Labour: 1293 votes
• Paul Christopher Stone - UKIP: 380 votes
• Mick Bagshaw - Independent: 157 votes
• John Edward Ahern - Liberal Democrat: 135 votes
• Lewis Mark Preston - Conservative: 120 votes
Tricia Gilby has been elected as the county councillor for the Brimington division of Derbyshire County Council.
Chesterfield College Chief Receives OBE
Friday 6th February 2015 Chair of the Chesterfield College Corporation, Frank Smith, receives an OBE for services to education in the New Year Honours List.
Frank has been at Chesterfield College for 22 years and Chair of the Corporation for 12 of those.
Prior to his role at the College, Frank spent 35 years working in the Human Resources team at Robinson Packaging Innovation, based in Chesterfield.
Stuart Cutforth, Principal at Chesterfield College says... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Fire Chief Acquitted
Thursday 5th February 2015 Following a trial held at Derby Crown Court from 26th January 2015 until the th4 February 2015, Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Sean Frayne, has been acquitted of all criminal charges (see story HERE).
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority acknowledges that the last year must have been difficult for everyone involved. As a matter of urgency, Members of the Fire & Rescue Authority will now meet and further information will be issued when available. Meanwhile interim arrangements remain in place for the on-going leadership of the Service, ensuring the continuing safety of the people of Derbyshire.
Chesterfield Family Going To Parliament To Tell Their Story
Thursday 5th February 2015 On Monday 9th February, a local family from Chesterfield will get the chance to speak to politicians, charity organisers and NHS policy makers, in Parliament, about the importance of children's organ donation.
Freya Bingham, 5 from Newbold, was born with a rare heart condition and required a transplant. Due to a shortage of registered donors her family faced an agonising two month wait whilst a suitable donor was found.
Fortunately, following a successful transplant, Freya is on the... READ MORE...
Appeal After 79 Year Old Has Bank Card Stolen In Supermarket
Wednesday 4th February 2015
Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had his bank card stolen whilst out shopping in Chesterfield.
The 79-year-old victim was using a cash machine at Morrisons Store on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, when he noticed a man stood nearby.
As the victim went inside the store he was followed by the man as he walked towards the toilets. The victim was then approached by two women who began distracting him while the man stole a bank card from his coat pocket. READ MORE...
Derbyshire MP Questions Government Over Flooding
Wednesday 4th February 2015
Natascha Engel, the Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, put a question to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in Parliament this week.
Ms Engel asked when the Department intends to deliver the sustainable drainage systems that were promised in the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.
The question came on the back of the high number of constituents who have contacted Ms Engel about problems with flooding. READ MORE...
Chesterfield's Mayor - Cllr Alexis Diouf - Wednesday 4th January 201
The town of Chesterfield and The Chesterfield Post would like to wish it's Mayor, Cllr Alexis Diouf, a very happy 60th birthday today.
From all friends and family and colleagues.
Paramedic Gives A 'Thank You' To Brimington Residents
Tuesday 3rd February 2015 A Chesterfield paramedic has contacted The Chesterfield Post to ask for his heartfelt thanks to be passed on to a group of, "Very kind residents" who helped him and a colleague after their ambulance, which was transporting a poorly patient to hospital, got stuck in last week's snow.
The Paramedic, employed by East Midlands Ambulance Service, wrote to us expressing his gratitude for this act of kindness - which took place on the near Brimington on Thursday 29th January 2015 - saying that, without the assistance , the crew would have faced real difficulties. READ MORE...
Nine People Arrested As Part Of 'Operation Rainfall' In Creswell
Monday 2nd February 2015 Police in Bolsover have launched an operation to target offenders following a rise in burglaries and theft of bikes in the Creswell area.
Operation Rainfall sees officers teaming up to target offenders responsible for the crimes, along with offering support and reassurance to people living within the local community.
Over recent weeks, police have arrested nine people in connection with recent incidents, leading to the charge of one suspect, as a result of... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Missing Brimington Man To Make Contact
Thursday 29th January 2015 Police are asking missing man Graham Wragg to make contact, after he left his Brimington home without telling friends or family where he was going.
Graham Wragg (pictured left), left his house in Church Street in September last year and was reported missing to police earlier this month. Mr Wragg has previously spent time in Spain, particularly in Barcelona and Santander and officers believe he may have travelled to the country. The 52-year-old might not realise that he has been reported missing by his family. Officers are urging Mr Wragg to contact his family, or ring Derbyshire Constabulary on 101.
Iconic Chesterfield Hotel To Close
Thursday 29th January 2015 It's been confirmed that the iconic Chesterfield Hotel on Malkin street is to close on Saturday evening for the last time.
Staff - who had received no pay over December - and creditors, have been told by owners that they will receive the monies they are owed - with Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins saying his office will "continue to chase" the situation and called it "a sad day for all staff."
It is believed that the owners are to complete a feasibility study into whether an investment programme will be successful.
Students Pledge 'Never Again' For Holocaust Memorial Day
Wednesday 29th January 2015 Chesterfield College hosted a moving and emotional Holocaust Memorial Day event yesterday, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
After hearing Bernard Grunberg's moving story about his escape from Nazi Germany when he was just 15, a packed room full of students, staff and members of the local community made 'Never again' pledges.
The pledges were hung on a tree created by students at the college and will be on display in the Heart Space of the Infirmary Road campus for... READ MORE...
MP Dismayed Over Government's 'Failure To Protect Pubs'
Wednesday 29th January 2015 North East Derbyshire MP Natascha Engel has spoken of her frustration over the government's scuppering of a measure that would help protect community pubs - including New Whittington favourite The Wellington - from being converted to retail premises.
MPs voted on an amendment to the wide-ranging Infrastructure Bill last night, which would require planning permission to be sought before demolishing or converting a pub into a supermarket convenience store or other retail premises.
The proposal won the backing of 245 Labour and opposition MPs... READ MORE...
Local Jewellers Have Designs On Repairs As Workshop Opens
Wednesday 29th January 2015 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield were in attendance on Monday morning to open a new phase in the life of a local jewellery shop.
Chesterfield girl, Abi Makin, has now taken up residence in the workshop at Green+Benz on Glumangate, where she will be repairing jewellery, alongside creating and forging her own designs such as the 'pod people'.
The workshop has long been something which Managing Director of the store, Helen Dimmick, has been keen to develop and, with the help, advice... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Is Assaulted In Chesterfield
Tuesday 27th January 2015 On Saturday, January 10th, at 11pm a Chesterfield man was out drinking in Brampton with his friends on Chatsworth Road when he was assaulted by a man.
He was punched in the face and knocked onto the road outside the Red Lion pub. An ambulance was called and took the man to hospital with a head injury.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Heather Saville at Chesterfield (North) Safer Neighbourhood Team using the 101 non-emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Warning Over Prescription Drugs Stolen In Chesterfield
Sunday 25th January 2015 At 3:30am on Friday 23rd January, a burglary occurred at Lloyds Pharmacy, Wardgate Way, Chesterfield and a substantial amount of drugs were taken, including Amitriptylin, Amoxicillin, dehydrocodone, DHC, Diclofenac, Diazepam, Clonezepam, Nitrazepam and Nizatadine.
Police warn taking any of these drugs could be dangerous if you're not prescribed them, they're taken in the wrong doses or with other medication. Clonazepam is used to stop the effects of epileptic fits and particularly dangerous if used incorrectly. If you have any information regarding the burglary please call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting Crime ref 3107/15, Incident no. 51 23/1/15
Minister For Education Goes 'Back To School' In Staveley
Saturday 24th January 2015 Minister of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, was in Staveley on Thursday afternoon to see for herself what she termed, "the excellent things they're doing" at Netherthorpe School.
The Right Hon Ms Morgan was met on arrival by Netherthorpe's Headteacher Alan Senior, Head Boy Ronan Kelly, Head Girl Aureliah Chanzu and Deputy Prefects Sasha Bestwick, Rebecca Sawdon and Gabrielle Collins - before touring the school site and speaking to staff and pupils about their educational experiences.
The school, which became an Academy in 2012 and... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Staveley Department Store Gets A Makeover
Saturday 24th January 2015 The Original Factory Shop is investing in Staveley, as its store undergoes a major makeover to make the shopping experience for the people of Chesterfield even better.
The revamped store will re-open on Monday 26th January, with the official re-launch taking place on Saturday 31st January.
Shoppers will have the opportunity to win great prizes in FREE 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Hook-a-Duck' games, which will be in store on Saturday 31st, from 9am - 6pm, with a guaranteed prize for all participants of 'Hook-a-Duck' and... READ MORE...
Jewellery And Laptops Stolen In Burglary In Chesterfield
Friday 23rd January 2015
Burglars have stolen a television, two laptops and items of jewellery after breaking into a house in Chesterfield.
The offenders broke in through a back window of the house, in Swaddale Avenue, between 8.30am and 6pm on Thursday, January 22nd.
Among the items stolen were an LG television and two Toshiba laptops. Three rings were also taken - one was gold, with emerald and opal stones, the second was gold with sapphire and opal stones, and the third was gold with a... READ MORE...
Borough Councillors Recommended To Freeze Council Tax
Thursday 22nd January 2015 Borough councillors in Chesterfield are to be recommended to freeze Chesterfield Borough Council's portion of Council Tax for a second year running.
Councillors will vote on the motion to be proposed by the council's leader, Councillor John Burrows, at the council meeting on 26th February, as part of the council's commitment to help hard-working families in the borough.
This comes despite the news that Chesterfield again is one of 19 authorities in the country facing the biggest spending cut in Government grant... READ MORE...
Holocaust Survivor To Speak At Chesterfield Event
Tuesday 20th January 2015 A Holocaust survivor is to speak at an event in Chesterfield to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Bernard Grunberg, will speak at the event at Chesterfield College, Infirmary Road from 11.30am on Tuesday 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
The event is organised by Chesterfield Borough Council's Equality and Diversity Forum with the Derbyshire Law Centre, Derbyshire Constabulary and Chesterfield College. READ MORE...
County Council Approves Plans To Consult On B_LINE
Tuesday 20th January 2015 Councillors have today (Tuesday, January 20th) approved plans to consult on changes to the county's student travel scheme, b_line, which could see an extra 6,000 young people in Derbyshire benefit from cut-price bus and rail journeys.
Changes to the scheme, which was launched in 2001 and is for young people aged 11 to 19 who are resident in Derbyshire, are needed because the county council must make cuts of £157m by 2018.
These proposed changes, plus funding from other sources, could... READ MORE...
BBC's Antiques Roadshow Visits Bolsover Castle This Summer
Tuesday 20th January 2015 BBC ONE's ever popular Sunday evening programme, Antiques Roadshow, will be filming for its 38th series in the grounds of English Heritage's Bolsover Castle, on Thursday 9th July.
The doors will open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show will be free.
Presenter Fiona Bruce says, "This will be my 8th year on the Antiques Roadshow and I still feel so lucky to be presenting the programme. Every week is different; a new location and thousands of new visitors. The only constant is the pleasure of the unexpected - we never know what will turn up, from the most..." READ MORE...
Air Ambulance Patient Helps The Charity Open It's 30th Shop
Tuesday 20th January 2015 A former patient of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was on hand to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of The Air Ambulance Service's (TAAS's) 30th Charity shop.
TAAS, the parent DLRAA and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), opened their new Charity shop at number 22 on Burlington Street in Chesterfield. It will be their first Charity shop in the Chesterfield area.
Mark Graham, who was rescued by DLRAA, performed the ribbon cutting ceremony at the shop on Burlington Street. READ MORE...
Body Found In Search For Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 16th January 2015
Officers searching for missing man Alistair Gosney have discovered a body in a field near Chesterfield.
The body was found at 2.30pm on Thursday January 15th, off Lower Alley in Calow by officers. Mr Gosney's car was found nearby. A formal identification has not yet been made. Mr Gosney was reported missing from his home in Chesterfield on Monday January 12th.
Officers would like to thank everyone who has helped in the search.
Huge Boost Announced For Tourism And Jobs In Chesterfield
Friday 16th January 2015 A £400 million tourism development that will bring more than 1,300 jobs to Chesterfield has been welcomed as a further sign of the borough’s economic strength.
Chesterfield Borough Council and Destination Chesterfield, the town's marketing campaign, both say the news that the Peak Resort project will soon get underway shows the private sector's confidence about investing in the borough.
News about the start of work on the integrated all-weather, year round leisure, health, sport and education destination was formally announced by... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Over Whereabouts Of Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 16th January 2015 Police are appealing for help to trace 26-year-old man who is missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Alastair Gosney was reported missing yesterday evening (Monday, January 12th). He had last had contact with a friend just before midnight on Sunday, January 11th.
He is thought to be driving a 53-registration, silver Saab 9-3 Vector.
Mr Gosney, from the Newbold / Stand Road area, is white, 5ft 10in tall, with a slim to medium build, short blonde hair and green eyes... READ MORE...
Police Release CCTV Of Man In Connection With Robbery
Tuesday 13th January 2015
Police in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have released images of a man they would like to talk to about offences in the two counties.
Darren Brady, 38, has links to Manchester, Sheffield, Chesterfield and Matlock.
Officers would like to speak to him in connection with an attempted robbery at Mastin Moor post office near Chesterfield on August 6th, 2014 and a robbery at a shop in Nottinghamshire in November 2014. READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC Pay Homage To Homegrown Hero - Ernie Moss
Sunday 11th January 2015 Chesterfield FC paid homage to a homegrown hero on Saturday as former player and Spireite legend Ernie Moss, was honoured by two of his former clubs at the Proact, in front of over 7,000 supporters, family and friends.
Ernie, who is suffering from Pick's Disease - a rare and unforgiving type of dementia - attends every home game at the stadium, a place where, his daughter Nikki told us, he feels secure - and he was undoubtedly delighted to see his team triumph over Port Vale (another former club) on the day. The day belonged to Ernie though and with his wife, two daughters, their husbands and grandchildren... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites Prepare For 'Ernie Moss Day'
Thursday 8th January 2015 'Ernie Moss Day' will be celebrated this coming Saturday (Jan 10th), when Chesterfield face another of the legendary striker's former clubs, Port Vale.
Ernie, who is the Spireites' all-time record goalscorer with 191 goals, is now suffering from a form of dementia known as Pick's Disease.
A number of specially produced items will be on sale to mark the day, including a limited edition badge and an exclusive ale. A special edition of the Inspire matchday programme will also be produced, featuring a poster showing an... READ MORE...
Urgent Appeal To Give Blood In Chesterfield This January
Wednesday 7th January 2015 This January, NHS Blood And Transplant have an urgent appeal for donors to come forward and help them maintain healthy blood stocks.
All blood types are needed, but particularly 'O' Groups to maintain life saving supplies. With heavy demand for blood and many people taking extended holidays over this Christmas and New Year period, they say that they have seen falling stock levels.
It's a sobering thought but, every day, hospitals in England and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Woman Is Robbed In Chesterfield
Wednesday 7th January 2015 A woman was allegedly pushed into an alleyway in a robbery where a man made off with her mobile phone and jacket in Chesterfield.
On Thursday, January 1st, 2015, between 4.00am and 4.15am, an 18-year-old woman was making her way home when she was pushed into an alleyway and robbed. The victim had left a bar in the town centre and was walking up Corporation Street toward the Vibe Bar where she tried to catch a taxi.
She walked towards an estate agent on the corner of Holywell... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Theft From A Vehicle In Hasland
Wednesday 7th January 2015 Police are appealing for information after items were stolen from a vehicle in Hasland, Chesterfield.
Between 8pm on Sunday 4th January and 7.45am on Monday 5th January, thieves broke into a blue BMW parked on Seagrave Drive in Hasland. A Garmin sat-nav, prescription glasses and Reebok sports holdall were stolen from within.
Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area, is asked to contact PCSO Scott Wilson on 101, quoting crime number 643/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Robbery At House In Brimington
Monday 5th January 2015 Derbyshire Police say that on Thursday, December 18th at 7.30pm three men broke into a house on Station Road by throwing a boulder through a patio door.
Once inside, they asked the homeowner where the safe was and, finding out there was no safe in the property, the men continued to search the premises. They stole an amount of cash and a number of phones. Police say the men all had their faces covered and were wearing gloves, and spoke with Sheffield accents. Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Mark Woodcock at Chesterfield police station on the 101 number or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Born Artists Lead The Local Honours List
Friday 2nd January 2015 Two people from Chesterfield are amongst those granted honours by The Queen in her 2015 New Year’s Honours list.
Actor John Hurt ,74, has been awarded a Knighthood for services to drama having taken on - and received acclaim for - a variety of roles including John Merrick in The Elephant Man (which earned him a BAFTA for best actor) and Mr Ollivander in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone.
Paul Cummins, ceramicist and creator of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installations at the Tower of London in 2014, has been... READ MORE...
NEDDC Announce New Aldi Store Set For Eckington
Friday 2nd January 2015 Eckington is set for a regeneration boost as North East Derbyshire District Council has given approval for a new Aldi store to be built in the town.
The new supermarket will bring jobs to the town and broaden the retail choice for consumers, meaning they are more likely to stay and shop in Eckington rather than spending their money in nearby towns and villages.
The Council's Planning Committee gave approval for the former Northgate Information Solutions building on Littlemoor Road to be... READ MORE...
Borough Council Branding Changed For First Time In 40 Years
Friday 2nd January 2015 New branding is being introduced to help Chesterfield Borough Council improve customer service, generate more income and save on future design costs.
The council's branding was originally created 40 years ago and so was not designed with modern publishing needs in mind, particularly for websites or social media.
The new visual identity, produced by Chesterfield-based company Crush Design, continues to feature the town's famous Crooked Spire and is designed to help attract more people to use services that generate income, such as... READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Man Found Safe And Well
Friday 2nd January 2015
David Saunders, 67, who was missing from hospital in Chesterfield, has been found safe and well.
Mr Saunders was reported missing on December 19th, but as a result of publicity in the Chesterfield Post, other local media and on Facebook, he has been traced.
A member of the public gave officers vital information which led them to where he is staying. The Chesterfield Post and Officers from Derbyshire Police would like to thank everyone who helped the police to find Mr Saunders.
Roads & Transport Disruption Update - Monday 29th Dec
Monday 29th December 2014 Due to freezing temperatures, the road conditions across Chesterfield remain difficult in places.
Gritters and snow ploughs have continued operating across Derbyshire throughout the last few days, and will continue to do so.
The County Council says that primary and secondary routes have been gritted today and they will continue to grit secondary routes during this afternoon.
With the Met Office forecasting a dry but cold day with good sunny... READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Man Prompts Police Concern
Monday 29th December 2014 Police in Chesterfield are becoming concerned for the safety of David Saunders who has been missing from hospital in Chesterfield since Friday December 19th.
Mr Saunders often visits amusement arcades in Chesterfield and Sheffield but despite extensive enquiries by officers from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, he has not been traced.
Mr Saunders, 67, is white, 5ft 1in tall, with grey, balding hair and a beard. He wears glasses and is probably wearing black trousers, a checked... READ MORE...
Absconded Prisoner Back In Custody
Monday 29th December 2014
Derbyshire police has said that Sean Sisson ,who absconded from an open prison in Lincolnshire, is back in custody.
Sisson, 27, who is serving seven years imprisonment for robbery and arson, absconded from North Sea Camp near Boston in Lincolnshire during the evening of Monday December 22nd.
He handed himself in at Chesterfield police station on Boxing Day afternoon.
Missing Dronfield Man, Andrew Bennett, Safe And Well
Sunday 28th December 2014 Andrew Bennett from Dronfield, who was reported missing yesterday, has returned home safe and well.
Mr Bennett had last been seen leaving his home address in Cecil Road yesterday morning (Saturday 27th December). (Story HERE)
The 43-year-old returned home earlier this afternoon (Sunday 28th December).
Police would like to thank anyone who shared the appeal for information on Mr Bennett's whereabouts.
New Cancer Centre Planned For Chesterfield
Friday 19th December 2014 Macmillan Cancer Support and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have just submitted plans for a new state-of-the art cancer centre to be built at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
This exciting new development will mean that people with cancer in North Derbyshire will be able to receive their vital treatment, care and support in one purpose-built facility - providing joined up services closer to home.
The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre has been designed to improve local services and facilities - offering the same high-quality care in... READ MORE...
A Ho-Ho-Hospital Visit From Chesterfield Players
Friday 19th December 2014
Chesterfield Manager Paul Cook and his players brought an early Christmas surprise to young patients in the Nightingale Ward of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital at Calow yesterday.
The Spireite players also took along some Christmas cheer as they greeted the youngsters at their bedsides and handed out goodie bags packed full of gifts, bought after the players and management team had a private collection before their morning training session, which was then passed on to the Community Trust team, allowing the goodie bags to be filled with even more treats for the... READ MORE...
New College Building Being Constructed Next To A61
Wednesday 17th December 2014
A new Chesterfield College building set to house studies in building services such as joinery and painting and decorating has begun construction next to the A61, opposite the College's existing campus on Infirmary Road.
Set for completion in September 2015, the foundations are now in place and the first steel column was erected during a ceremony with new Principal and Chief Executive, Stuart Cutforth and Principal Contractor, Henry Boot Construction Limited this week. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites Community Trust Blog 3 - Fitness At Christmas
Wednesday 17th December 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel They tell me that it is just under two weeks to Christmas Day on the Radio this morning and the pace of shopping, cleaning, decorating, planning are all stepping up but what about my fitness campaign?
I can't say it is stepping up like the other things in my life - but thanks to an online training programme - I have joined for December - a Christmas Countdown - I am keeping going. I don't know about you but these grim, dark mornings are a real killer to motivation for me and Jack (remember him from my last Blog?). We all need to find something to help us retain what motivation... READ MORE...
Chris Turner Interview - We'd Like To Apologise To Supporters
Tuesday 16th December 2014 Chesterfield Chief Executive Chris Turner has apologised to fans of the club following an FA ruling that the FA Cup second round tie against MK Dons must be replayed.
The Spireites were found guilty of playing an ineligible player, Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Georg Margreitter, in the game against MK Dons on December 6th. At an FA hearing on Monday, it was ruled that the tie must now be replayed on a date to be decided by The FA.
Commenting on the matters leading to the charge... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Decision Is Announced Following Spireites FA Cup Hearing
Monday 15th December 2014 It has just been announced that, following an FA Cup sub-committee hearing at Wembley Stadium today, the Spireites have been ordered to replay their FA Cup second round proper fixture against Milton Keynes Dons.
The club had admitted a breach of FA Cup Rule 15(j), after fielding an ineligible player, namely Georg Margreitter, in their 1-0 win at MK Dons on Saturday, December 6th.
Margreitter - on loan to Chesterfield from Wolverhampton... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Chesterfield Dog Owner To Come Forward
Monday 15th December 2014 Police are appealing for the owner of a dog that bit a runner in a Chesterfield park to come forward.
The victim was jogging through Holmebrook Valley Park, off Water Meadow Lane, at about 9am on Wednesday, December 10th, when the incident happened. She ran around a corner and was confronted by a large German Shepherd, which then bit her on the arm. The woman needed hospital treatment and has been left shaken by the incident.
Police would like to speak to the owner of the dog and are... READ MORE...
Christmas Fayre Hosted By Lifehouse Church At The Proact
Monday 15th December 2014 The Lifehouse Church, a Chesterfield Church and registered charity, part of the Assemblies of God Denomination is hosting a fantastic Christmas Fayre in association with the Chesterfield FC Community Trust, at the Proact - and is raising funds to support the Hydrotherapy Unit at the stadium.
The Fayre is from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday 18th December, and is FREE ENTRY for everyone.|
There are going to be Kids Rides, Stalls, a Santa's Grotto, Live... READ MORE...
Spireite Banned For Life For Offensive Online Comments
Monday 15th December 2014 A Chesterfield fan who made offensive comments online following Saturday's game against Bradford City has been banned for life by the club.
The man taunted Bradford fans via the internet about the fire at Valley Parade in 1985, which claimed the lives of 56 people
Spireites Chief Executive Chris Turner said: "We launched an immediate investigation into this matter after receiving a number of complaints from Bradford City fans who were understandably upset about the comments..." READ MORE...
Police Concerned For Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 12th December 2014 Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who went missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Carl Mason was seen by a relative at his home in Endowood Road, Chesterfield, on the evening of Monday, December 1st, but has not been seen since.
The 48-year-old is believed to have left home in a silver Ford Fiesta, the registration plate of which starts with YP56.
Mr Mason is white, about 5ft 6ins, of slim build and with... READ MORE...
Application Submitted For New Retail Site In Clay Cross
Friday 12th December 2014 The regeneration of Clay Cross, in North Derbyshire, has taken a step forward as the owner of a 204 acre site, St. Modwen, has applied for planning consent for a 21,500 sq ft discount food store and restaurant on the A61.
This is the first stage of development for a new local centre at the site, which will form the focal point for the wider development. Should planning consent be granted, work could begin in spring 2015 on the new discount food store and drive through
St. Modwen is undertaking this significant development at... READ MORE...
Derbyshire's School Catering Service Wins National Award
Friday 12th December 2014
School cooks across Derbyshire are toasting their success after winning a national award.
Derbyshire County Council's schools catering service has been named the "Most improved performer for education catering" for 2014.
The awards were presented by the Association of Public Service Excellence based on cost, quality and value for money across a whole range of local government services. READ MORE...
More New Jobs Are An Early Christmas Present At Markham
Thursday 11th December 2014 A new family pub and restaurant development has opened on Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site in time for Christmas bringing 47 jobs to the area.
Marston's Inns and Taverns, which provides pubs throughout the UK, selected Markham Vale off M1 junction 29A near Chesterfield to build its new pub restaurant called The Little Castle.
Located next to McDonald's, the pub restaurant offers an extensive food and drinks menu, including daily carvery, in a family-friendly setting. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Officials Will Attend Personal Hearing At Wembley
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Chesterfield FC officials will attend a personal hearing at Wembley Stadium next Monday after the club was charged by The FA with a breach of FA Cup rules.
It is alleged that the club is in breach of FA Cup Rule 15(j)(i) for fielding an ineligible player following Georg Margreitter's appearance in Saturday's second round tie at MK Dons. The club has until 5pm on Thursday (11th December) to reply to the charge. Club officials will then travel to the capital on Monday (15th December) for the hearing, which starts at 11.30am. No further comment will be made by th club on the matter at this stage.
Think 'Youthinc' For County Youth Services
Wednesday 10th December 2014 A new identity for all youth services offered to Derbyshire's young people was launched on Friday.
Young people, youth workers and invited special guests celebrated 'YOUTHINC' - a brand designed by and for young people to badge up all Derbyshire County Council youth services.
A YOUTHINC website, launched in February this year, continually offers county young people vital information about: Something to do; Something to learn; Somewhere to go; Someone to talk to; Something to say. READ MORE...
'Catwalk In The Cafe' As Tesco Extra Helps Diabetes UK
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Fashion and fun were top of the shopping list for customers at a local supermarket last weekend, as they held a catwalk show to raise money for their charity of the year - Diabetes UK.
Tesco Extra on Lockoford Lane, regularly hold events which raise money for nominated charities - and this one was more fun than most!
Staff of all ages queued to model a range of clothes from their Florence and Fred collection - with several young models roped in too! They strutted their stuff in 'Strictly' style to applause and laughter from the crowd... READ MORE, PICS & VIDEO...
Santa Really Is In 'Wonderland' In Eckington This Christmas
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Santa is not just living next door to, but living with Alice In Wonderland in Eckington.
The the local town team have worked very hard not to be late - for the annual 'Very Important Date' - Christmas!
All the family are welcome to visit the special 'Alice In Wonderland' themed grotto at Southgate.
The grotto will be open very Thursday, Friday and Saturday until... READ MORE...
Police Offer Reassurances Over Dog Thefts In North Derbyshire
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Police have offered reassurance to the public following reports of alleged dog thefts in the north of the county.
Oofficers are aware of recent Facebook messages that refer to a van that has been seen in the area, which is linked to dog thefts, several people reporting their concerns directly to officers. Police have made enquiries and can now confirm that the van has not been seen in the county in recent weeks and the allegations of theft are unfounded. However, dog owners should always keep their animals under control to prevent any theft or loss. Anyone who has any information about crime can contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 or if a crime is in progress on 999.
Appeal After Inappropriate Comments Made To 16 Year Old Girl
Monday 8th December 2014 Officers are appealing for information after a man made inappropriate comments to a girl in Chesterfield.
At around 5pm on Wednesday, December 3rd, a 16-year-old girl was waiting outside a store on Saltergate, Chesterfield, when she was approached by a man who began making inappropriate, sexual comments to her. The girl then walked away.
The offender is described as having a full grey beard and grey hair. He was wearing a black puffa jacket, grey trousers with blue patches on the knee and is believed to have been using a Zimmer-frame. Officers have since arrested... READ MORE...
Winner Announced In MP's Christmas Card Design Competition
Monday 8th December 2014 Children from a Chesterfield school have been busy with paint, glue and glitter following a challenge set by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins to design his Christmas Card.
Toby sends Christmas Cards to over 3000 people, business and organisations across Chesterfield and Staveley, to other MP's and even as far afield as the Prime Minister and the Queen!
Toby congratulated winning artist Charlotte Morgan, year 6, commenting that her design looked like the Crooked Spire and Big Ben - so was a... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Property In Walton Is Damaged
Monday 8th December 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision that caused extensive damage to a fence and some trees in Walton near Chesterfield.
At about 8.30pm on Thursday November 27th, a white Mini, with a black roof, was seen outside Cherry Tree Farm on Matlock Road in Walton. It appeared to a passer-by that the car had caused the damage. The female driver was being assisted by two men who had both been driving white vans.
Anyone who has any information about the damage should contact PC Dave Motais on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Mayor And Mayoress Of Chesterfield Light Up New Whittington
Monday 8th December 2014 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield switched on the Christmas lights of New Whittington this weekend - as the village launched it's first Christmas Market.
Families enjoyed festive treats, raffles and games at St Patrick's Hall and carols were sung. There was also a visit from Santa himself!
Having attended the Village Fayre in the Summer, the Mayor, Cllr Alexis Diouf declared himself delighted to be back, telling the crowd, "We loved how welcoming the place was and tonight has been the same! I hope next year..." READ MORE...
Man Charged With Drink Driving After Collision In Chesterfield
Monday 8th December 2014 A 30-year-old man has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol after a two-car collision in Chesterfield.
The collision, in Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood, involved a Ford Mondeo and a Skoda Fabia. No-one was injured in the incident, which happened at about 9.30pm on Saturday, December 6th. The driver of the Mondeo was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving and has now been charged.
Jason Jones, 30, of Creswell Road, Clowne, Chesterfield, was bailed and is due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court on January 2nd.
Spireites Community Trust Blog - Warm Glow Of Winter Walking
Monday 8th December 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel
Wow, things have chilled down outside a little this week! Winter is definitely nibbling at my fingers but this has not put me off my quest for greater fitness, in fact it has driven me outside with my aging but faithful training companion, Jack (the Russell) to walk and shuffle along.
It is a well-known fact that having somebody to train with is motivational and whilst I am not advocating that you just pop out and buy yourself a dog purely for this purpose, you may want to consider finding a friend or a training buddy which will help you get you out there. READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC Spire Lotto Draw - Week 32
Monday 8th December 2014
This week's 'Spire Lotto' lottery winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery.
You could win up to £10,000!
Check the Chesterfield Post every week to see if you're a winner!
Police Issue CCTV Image To Trace Possible Witnesses
Friday 5th November 2014 Derbyshire Police officers who are investigating a robbery in Chesterfield, have issued a CCTV image of people they are trying to trace.
The three people in the image could have witnessed the robbery which took place on Station Road in the town.
It happened at 11.45am on Sunday August 17th, when a 38-year-old local man was apparently hit on the head and cash was stolen from him. The details of the offence are unclear because the victim was unable to remember exactly... READ MORE...
Businesses Urged To Guard Against Mandate Fraudsters
Friday 5th December 2014
Derbyshire detectives have issued a warning to urge business owners to be on their guard against mandate fraudsters.
Mandate fraud takes place when fraudsters claim to be from an organisation or supplier that a business will regularly make payments to.
The fraudster will ask the business owner to change over the details of a direct debit, standing order or bank transfer mandate so that any funds are sent directly to them, rather than to the genuine supplier. READ MORE...
Supporters Due In Court Over Disorder At Spireites v Blades
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Seven men are due to appear at court in connection with clashes between rival fans at a football match in Chesterfield.
The men have been charged with public order offences after disorder at the match between Chesterfield FC and Sheffield United, which took place on October 4th.
Police carried out surveillance during the match and later arrested a group of men on suspicion of committing public order offences.
Seven of the men have now been charged. They are... READ MORE...
Every Campaigner Helps! Tesco Backs Down In Pub Take Over
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Celebrations tonight after it was confirmed that Tesco are no longer planning to turn the Crispin Pub into a Tesco Express.
As we reported HERE back in March, the pub, on Ashgate Road, has been the subject of a large campaign by residents, who say that it's closure would take away a vital part of the community.
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield - who has long supported the campaign - confirmed the news earlier tonight, issuing a statement which said, "Have had a phone call from Tesco to say that they won't now be going ahead..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Graffiti Damage In North Wingfield
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Police are appealing for information following graffiti damage in the North Wingfield area.
Officers received reports from residents regarding graffiti that had been sprayed on the fence panels of their properties along the public footpath leading from Station Road to New Street in North Wingfield and is believed to have taken place overnight between 8pm on Friday, November 28th and 6pm on Saturday, November 29th. Anyone with any information relating to the incident is asked to call PC David Price on 101, quoting crime number 50629/14 or you can report a crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Young People Hail 'Made In Chesterfield' Week A Success
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 More than 400 students from North East Derbyshire's schools have hailed Chesterfield's very first manufacturing festival, Made in Chesterfield, a success.
The week (10th - 14th November), which was coordinated by Destination Chesterfield, featured a programme of manufacturing dedicated events.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield kicked off the festival by unveiling a new sculpture outside Chesterfield Coach Station, which was a collaboration between, Franke Sissons Ltd's apprentices and students from... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After A Car In Tupton Is Damaged With A Brick
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle was damaged on a layby in Tupton, Chesterfield.
Officers received reports of a man that was believed to be using a brick to cause damage to a vehicle in the area.
The vehicle, a silver coloured Volkswagen Golf, was parked on a layby close to the Royal Oak pub in Tupton when the incident took place at around 3:15pm on Wednesday November 19th. The offender was described as a white, around 5 foot 8ins tall and wearing a dark coloured jumper. READ MORE...
Land For Sale By Auction On Behalf Of National Grid
Thursday 13th November 2014
Freehold Land of c.2.29 acres in Whittington Moor, with possible development potential (subject to consents) for sale by auction.
For further inquiries please call:
Mat Harris at Lambert Smith Hampton on 020 7198 2229
Candlelit Vigils Show Support For Victims Of Domestic Abuse
Friday 28th November 2014 Simultaneous candlelit vigils are to be held in four Derbyshire towns next week to raise awareness about domestic abuse and the support services available to victims.
North Derbyshire, South Derbyshire, Amber Valley and Erewash and High Peak and Derbyshire Dales Domestic and Sexual Abuse Action Groups - which are all working to tackle domestic abuse with support from Derbyshire County Council - will hold the vigils on Wednesday 3rd December.
Research shows that one in three women and one in six men will... READ MORE...
Public Meeting Sees Villagers Vow To Save Popular Pub
Friday 28th November 2014 "People don't realise until these places are gone what a big difference they make! Can we manage without another convenience store? Yes. Can we manage without the Wellington? No!"
That was New Whittington resident Dave Tagg speaking at a public meeting attended by over 200 people last night (Thursday 27th November), set up to discuss plans to turn what they say is a 'much needed' community pub into a convenience store - believed to be a Co-op.
Marston's Brewery are responsible for the day... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Can You Help Us Trace The Family Of A Young WWI Soldier?
Friday 28th November 2014
We have received a letter from Australia, asking readers of The Chesterfield Post for their help in tracing the family of a young soldier killed in action.
The letter, from a Marg O'Leary of the Fromelles Association, reads as follows and, as ever, your help would be very much appreciated.
Re: 1640 Pte Arthur George SMITH, 32rd Battalion Australian Imperial Forces AIF
Born 1894, Killed in action, 20th July 1916, Battle of Fromelles. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Church 'Branches Out' To Celebrate Community
Friday 28th November 2014 The most iconic church in Chesterfield is 'branching out' in the community this Christmas, with visitors flocking to the newest exhibition in the town - and organisers saying they are humbled by its success.
The 'Festival of Christmas Trees', currently featuring at The Crooked Spire, is an innovative and creative way of raising awareness of the wealth of charities and businesses throughout Chesterfield and has involved those organisations wishing to take part decorating a tree that reflects their ethos - trees range from The Royal British Legion, and Chesterfield Sands, to schools and local businesses such as Specsavers and salondm - to huge acclaim from residents... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Receives Visit From Namibian High Commissioner
Thursday 27th November 2014 Chesterfield has been pleased to receive the High Commissioner of Namibia, Steve Katjiuanjo, today - to pay tribute to the 20th year anniversary of twinning between the town and Tsumeb in Africa.
The High Commissioner took up the post, based in London, in December 2013, having begun his political life as a student agitator before becoming a senior civil servant in the Prime Minister's cabinet in 1997 - becoming Permanent Secretary in 2005 and latterly, Justice Secretary in 2007.
His Excellency and his wife, Christophine, have spent the... READ MORE...
Life Still Sweet For Chesterfield Apprentice Fired By Lord Sugar
Wednesday 26th November 2014 "I see some sparks of entrepreneurism but you are immature with a lot to learn - can I afford to take you any further in this process?"
That was Lord Sugar, condemning Chesterfield lad James Hill to a week 8 exit from the BBC1 flagship show 'The Apprentice' earlier this evening.
James, 26, and described as a 'multiple business owner', told The Chesterfield Post after leaving the boardroom that, having enjoyed the experience, he was gutted to have left the show but delighted to have reached over... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Local Charity Funds Life-Saving Treatment For 9 Year Old Boy
Tuesday 25th November 2014 A Chesterfield charity has come to rescue of a nine-year-old boy from Berkshire to help him receive lifesaving proton treatment in America.
Funding from specialist national charity Kids 'n' Cancer has enabled Liam Vollrath and his family to travel to the ProCure Proton Therapy Centre in Oklahoma, where he has begun immediate treatment against medulloblastoma, a type of cancerous brain tumour.
Kids 'n' Cancer is one of the country's leading organisations... READ MORE...
Toby Perkins MP Joins 'Small Business Saturday' Bus Tour
Tuesday 25th November 2014 Local MP and Shadow Small Business Minister, Toby Perkins, lent his support to the UK's Small Business Saturday - when small, independent businesses in communities across the country are placed in the national spotlight - by joining a nationwide bus tour on its stop in Chesterfield at the weekend, to promote the event to both consumers and small business owners.
The liveried Small Business Saturday bus, was due to tour the region with it's message, as well as the on-board representatives of Barclays' Digital Eagles and the O2 Angels, providing support and advice for consumers and... READ MORE...
Borough Council Confirms Rights For Variable Hours Workers
Tuesday 25th November 2014
Chesterfield Borough Council has passed a policy which confirms that staff on variable hours contracts will continue to have the same rights as other employees.
These rights include: Holiday entitlement; Sick pay based on the number of hours worked in the previous 12 weeks; and Access to training courses.
The council's Employment and General Committee agreed the new policy developed with the unions UNISON, GMB and UNITE. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Cat Is Shot By Man With Air Rifle In Clowne
Tuesday 25th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses after a cat was shot by an air weapon in Clowne.
Officers were called to Slaley Lane in Clowne following reports that a cat had been shot by what is believed to have been an air rifle. The incident happened at around 4.25pm on Thursday, November 20th.
Police are looking to trace a man who was seen in the area around the time of the incident. He is described as white, around 6ft tall and of big build. He wore camouflage clothing, including a camo hat and spoke with a deep voice... READ MORE...
It's 'Strictly' Festive At Chesterfield's Xmas Lights Switch-On
Monday 24th november 2014 The stage was set for the festive season in Chesterfield yesterday as thousands packed into New Square to celebrate the switching on of the town's Christmas lights by stars of this year's panto and local dignitaries (oh, and Santa himself!).
The day had begun with a traditional Christmas market, with entertainment and attractions situated through the town. A roadshow by local radio station Peak FM also kept the gathering crowds entertained until darkness fell.
Students from local theatre school 'Chesterfield... READ MORE & VIDEO...
NEDDC Put Ridgeway Craft Centre Up For Sale
Monday 24th November 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council has placed Ridgeway Craft Centre up for sale and is inviting expressions of interest from eligible community organisations across the District.
The Craft Centre, on Main Road, in Ridgeway, was recently designated as an asset of community value which means that the owner is required to give notice of an intended sale, allowing eligible community interest groups up to six weeks' to register an expression of interest to bid for the property.
Anyone interested has until 25th December 2014 to register... READ MORE...
Shadow Chancellor Opens New Production Line In Clay Cross
Friday 21st November 2014
Shadow chancellor, Ed Balls MP and North East Derbyshire MP, Natascha Engel, officially opened Worcester Bosch Group's new gas boiler production line at the company's Clay Cross factory on Thursday 20th November.
The two MP's were welcomed with a tour of the factory, which is home to Worcester's Oil-fired Centre of Excellence and produces around 25,000 oil-fired boilers each year, before cutting the ribbon on a new £2.5 million production assembly line, that will see gas boilers manufactured specifically for export... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Fake Caller Steals From Elderly Woman In Distraction Burglary
Friday 21st November 2014 A woman had cash stolen from her house by a distraction burglar who claimed to be from social services.
The 67-year-old victim was at home in Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, when she was visited yesterday afternoon - Thursday, November 20th.
The offender claimed to be a social worker and was invited into the house, where she then asked for a glass of water and later went upstairs for a short time.
It was after the offender had left that the victim realised cash... READ MORE...
Winning Partnership Is A Breath Of Fresh Air For Patients
Friday 21st November 2014 Patients with lung conditions are celebrating having their lives radically transformed by a health initiative launched 12 months ago by NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the British Lung Foundation.
The scheme is also being supported by Chesterfield Football Club, which hosted the first anniversary event.
Over 100 patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have benefited from the scheme which has resulted in dramatic... READ MORE...
College Students Win Gold To Put Chesterfield On Skills Map
Friday 21st November 2014 It was party time last Saturday night at Birmingham's NEC when two Chesterfield College students brought home Gold from World Skills UK, the biggest skills competition in the country.
Jennifer Jarvis from Alfreton won Gold in the Advanced Nail Art category whilst Blake Robey from Mansfield won Gold in the Automotive Refinishing section.
Jennifer, who started studying hairdressing as a mature learner, moving onto nail technology as a Part Time student at Level 2 and 3 explains, "Thank you to my tutors Keron, Michaela and Sharon for all your support! I've..." READ MORE...
Campaign To Save Popular Local Begins In New Whittington
Thursday 20th November 2014 A campaign has been mounted in a Chesterfield village by residents who hope to save one of their popular locals from being closed - and being re-opened as a convenience store.
The Wellington Pub, on High Street New Whittington, is described by campaign leader, Viky Muddiman, as the 'hub' of the community - a place where people go not only to drink, but for food, company and support.
The award-winning pub, which is currently part of the Marston's group, serves food and real ales, but also delivers meals to elderly and infirm... READ MORE...
Spireite Receives Banning Order After JPT Wembley Final Fight
Wednesday 19th November 2014 A football fan from Chesterfield has been given a football banning order for his involvement in a fight after the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley.
Ryan Saint was arrested after the clash between Chesterfield FC and Peterborough United supporters at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, March 30th. The 24-year-old was charged with affray, which he admitted at Harrow Crown Court.
Saint, of Shaw Street, Chesterfield, was given an 18-month community order, told to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work and handed the three-year... READ MORE...
Primary School Children 'Have A Ball' As Cinders' Sisters Visit
Wednesday 19th November 2014 Children at a Chesterfield Primary School were treated to a very special reading of Cinderella (Oh yes they were!...), when two stars of this year's Pantomine at the Pomegranate Theatre flounced into their assemblies on Tuesday morning.
Lavinia and Louisa (also known as Lav and Lou!) are Cinderella's (shh, less pretty...) sisters - and visited New Whittington Primary School to let the children in on their campaign to meet the Handsome Prince (though they seemed quite taken with one or two of the teachers and Headteacher at the school!) - as well as reading the story of their sister and the Prince and what... READ MORE & VIDEO...
The Spireites Community Trust Blog - Fitness Fever
Wednesday 19th November 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel This may seem like a strange time to start a fitness campaign but to be honest, how do you pick when to start something like this?
We always start a diet on that mythical Monday and we usually pick the New Year or just after Easter to start getting fit - it is the guilt of all the over indulgence I guess.
Actually, for most people who might be taking part in in events which require them to get fit next Spring and Summer, late October early November is the right time to start laying down the aerobic base - the endurance stuff to me and you... READ MORE...
'Most Wanted' Mark Leeson Opens Salon In Chesterfield
Monday 17th November 2014 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield attended the opening of the salon of a Global hairdressing icon - and local lad - who has now opened a salon in the town, bringing not only his famous brand, but several jobs.
Mark Leeson, from Tibshelf, is one of the most respected names in the hairdressing industry and the opening of Mark Leeson in Marketplace, Chesterfield, coincides with Mark's 30th anniversary in hairdressing.
During this time, Mark has notched up an incredible... READ MORE & AUDIO...
CCTV Images Released After Thefts And Fraud In The Area
Friday 14th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield have released CCTV images of people they would like to speak to in connection with a number of shoplifting and fraud offences across the division.
The offences occurred at stores in Chesterfield and the Amber Valley between August and October this year. Items stolen include alcohol, food, cash, clothes and electrical equipment.
Officers are encouraging members of the public to help aid their investigations by identifying the people shown in the CCTV images... READ MORE...
Spireite Jailed After Fight During Local Derby Match
Friday 14th November 2014 A Chesterfield FC supporter has been jailed and banned from attending matches for seven years for a fight during the recent Sheffield United match.
Steven Hill, 28, was arrested for a public order offence after a fight outside the Donkey Derby pub on the day of the match. The incident took place during the second half of the SkyBet League One clash between the teams on Saturday, October 4th.
Hill, of Chiltern Court, Chesterfield, was charged with a public... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Photographer Shortlisted For National Award
Friday 14th November 2014 Bryn Graves, a professional photographer from Staveley in Chesterfield, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in the 5th annual EEF/Lombard 'Make it Britain' photography competition.
Bryn was shortlisted in the professional photographer category, sponsored by Canon, for his image of raw material enamelled copper rods ready for manufacturing into coils at AGW Electronics Ltd.
The photograph will now go on display at an awards ceremony in the House of Commons on Thursday 11th December where the winning... READ MORE...
Tributes To Twin Town Darmstadt - Centre For Comet Landing
Thursday 13th November 2014 The Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Alexis Diouf, has this morning paid tribute to the efforts of scientists at the European Space Agency, in Chesterfield's twin town of Darmstadt, as they analyse and celebrate the success of the Rosetta Mission - which has seen a robot probe, Philae, land on a comet.
His Worship said he is delighted for the team in Germany in a town he has been proud to visit recently, "We would like to pass on our congratulations to our Twin Town of Darmstadt in their involvement in the ESA Launch and successful landing on the comet." READ MORE...
Launch For Chesterfield's Latest Landmark
Thursday 13th November 2014 Chesterfield's latest landmark, 'Growth', the sculpture at Hornsbridge Island, has been officially launched.
Chesterfield's Mayor, Councillor Alexis Diouf, switched on the low-energy lights which will illuminate the sculpture at a ceremony held yesterday evening.
The project, led by Chesterfield Borough Council, was in response to requests from local businesses to improve the gateways into the town centre.
The sculpture was designed by Derbyshire-based artist... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Town 'Steels' Itself During 'Made In Chesterfield' Week
Thursday 13th November 2014 Chesterfield Champion Franke Sissons Ltd, kicked off an entire week dedicated to celebrating the town's manufacturing heritage, by unveiling a brand new sculpture which has been designed and made by the firm's apprentices and students from Parkside School.
The unveiling of the sculpture at Chesterfield Coach Station was the start of a series of Made in Chesterfield events organised by Destination Chesterfield.
The week is designed to celebrate the town's manufacturing heritage as well as raise awareness of the wealth of job and career opportunities in the... READ MORE...
Police Appeal To Trace Owner Of 3 Horses In New Tupton Area
Thursday 13th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information to help trace the owner of three horses which were found loose in the New Tupton area.
At around 4.40pm on Friday, October 24th, police received reports of three untethered horses which were seen loose on the Wingerworth, Tupton stretch of the A61. It is believed that they had escaped from the old Cricket Field at the rear of Nethermoor Road, New Tupton, and all three were returned by passers-by.
On Tuesday, November 4th, two of the horses were taken... READ MORE...
The Billy Fury Years At The Winding Wheel Tonight
Thursday 13th November 2014 The Billy Fury Years takes you on a musical journey through the musical career of Britain's best loved rock 'n' roller.
Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians bring you an exciting two hour show filled with Fury's greatest hits including - Jealousy, I Will, In Thoughts of You, and Halfway to Paradise to name but a few, all delivered in true Fury style.
Hailed as the best Fury since Fury, Michael bears an uncanny resemblance to Billy Fury which he further enhances by a series of wonderful costume changes. But if that is not enough, the production is further enhanced by the... READ MORE...
Appeal After Vehicle Window Is Smashed In Chesterfield
Thursday 13th November 2014 Police are appealing for information after a car window was smashed in a Chesterfield car park.
At around 10am on Thursday, November 6th, a brick was used to smash the rear windscreen of a vehicle that was parked in The Court House car park on Tapton Lane, Chesterfield. A bank card was also taken from the red coloured Vauxhall Corsa.
Officers would like to speak to a man who was seen in the area around the time of the incident. He was wearing a distinctive grey coloured hoody... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Comes Together To Honour The Fallen
Tuesday 11th November 2014 On the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, Chesterfield, as it always does, fell silent to honour and remember those who have fallen in conflicts recent and past.
Shops and schools throughout the town paid their respects with silence - and in the centre of Chesterfield, thousands gathered around the Cenotaph opposite the Town Hall to mark the moment in public.
Council leaders and staff joined the Deputy Mayor - Cllr Denise Hawksworth and her consort Mr Tony Rogers, on the steps of the... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Police Appeal After Assault And Robbery In Chesterfield Pub
Tuesday 11th November 2014
Police are appealing for the public's help to identify a man in connection with a theft in Chesterfield.
On Sunday, November 9th, between 11.41pm and 11.45pm, a man forced entry into The Stonegravels public house on Sheffield Road in Chesterfield.
The suspect made his way upstairs, forced open a door and came across the manager of the pub; the suspect punched the man before stealing a large amount of money from the property. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Schools Support Anti-Bullying Week
Tuesday 11th November 2014 Schools and children's homes across Derbyshire are taking part in a week of activities to beat bullying.
National Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from 17th to 21st November, is supported by Derbyshire County Council which is taking part in a national trial to raise awareness of homophobia, racism, anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse.
This year's message is stopping bullying for all, with a special focus on disabled children and those with special educational needs who are significantly more likely to experience bullying. READ MORE...
Police & New Whittington School Team Up To Tackle Speeding
Tuesday 11th November 2014
Police have been teaming up with youngsters from New Whittington Primary School to target speeding motorists in the area.
Officers from the Whittington and Barrow Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team visited the school on Tuesday, November 4th, as part of a Speed Watch initiative, to remind drivers of their speed and the importance of safe and considerate driving.
The children joined PCSO's Jane Clawson, Sheila Rooksby and Claire Wikeley to carry out the speed checks on Handley Road in New Whittington. READ MORE...
Are You An Old Cestrefeldian? Then Read On...
Monday 10th November 2014 Calling all Old Cestrefeldians! The School's WW1 and WW2 War Memorial boards have been returned to the old Grammar School site on Sheffield Road from where they were removed in 1967 when the School relocated to new premises at Brookside.
They were left there in 1991 when the School closed after nearly 400 years of history and the site became Brookfield Community School, with the latter becoming their guardians until now.
The move has been made possible by the generous support of... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Takes Pride In Remembering
Monday 10th November 2014
They came to remember and, in scenes replicated across the UK, Chesterfield's veterans shared their private memories of war on the most public of occasions - Remembrance Sunday - this year, the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One.
At 11am, the town came to a standstill as villages, shops and supermarkets observed one minute's silence to honour the fallen of many wars. Services of Remembrance were also held at various points across Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire throughout the day - with more... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Man Arrested Following Police Drug Warrant In Eckington
Saturday 8th November 2014 A man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after officers executed a warrant at a property in Eckington.
At around 9.30am on Tuesday, November 4th, police carried out a warrant at an address on Market Street, Eckington, and discovered more than 40 suspected cannabis plants and associated equipment inside. It is believed that the electric meter at the property had also been bypassed and has since been made safe. A 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was later bailed pending further inquiries. If you have any information relating to suspected drugs activity or criminality in your area, call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Blind Chesterfield Veteran To March At London Cenotaph
Friday 7th November 2014 A registered blind ex-soldier from Derbyshire will be remembering friends and family killed in action when he takes part in the Remembrance Sunday march to the Cenotaph with Blind Veterans UK.
Brian Eldridge, 67 and from Chesterfield, will be taking part in the annual commemorations in London on Sunday 9th November with Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision impaired ex-Service men and women.
Brian, who served with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps for nine years, says he will "dedicate the two minutes' silence to people who are close..." READ MORE...
Police Investigate Sudden Death Of Man At Chesterfield College
Thursday 6th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield are investigating the sudden death of a man at Chesterfield College of Technology and Arts.
Officers were called to the college, on Infirmary Road, at 6pm on Tuesday November 4th, by a member of the college staff. The body of a man had been found in the grounds of the college.
Police are not treating his death as suspicious and his next of kin has been informed. The man has not been formally identified but is believed to be a 45-year-old from Staveley.
Chesterfield Remembers The Glorious Dead
Wednesday 5th November 2014 Chesterfield residents will come together to remember those who have died in conflicts since 1914.
The annual service of remembrance takes place at St Mary and All Saints' Church (the 'Crooked Spire'), on Remembrance Sunday, 9th November, at 2.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend the service in church but people are advised to be in their seats by 2pm as the church becomes very full.
The service will be followed by a parade from the church... READ MORE...
Police Release Images Of Three Men After Football Disorder
Wednesday 5th November 2014 Police have released photos of three men they want to trace in connection with incidents of disorder at a football match in Chesterfield.
The incidents took place inside the Proact Stadium during the match between Chesterfield and Sheffield United on Saturday, October 4th.
Officers want to speak to the three men shown in the images.
Do you recognise any of the men, or do you have information... READ MORE...
Church And Rotary Club Join Forces To Sell Poppies
Wednesday 5th November 2014 More than 35 members and missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often known as Mormons) in Chesterfield, along with members of the Rotary Club, have committed to donate over 200 man hours over the 12 day period of the Royal Britsh Legion Poppy Appeal, selling poppies to raise funds for the poppy appeal.
Bishop Mark Hamilton said, "We are always pleased to offer helping hands to worthy causes and the Poppy Appeal is our way of saying thank you to those in the armed forced who serve, have served and offered the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom to worship as we choose." READ MORE...
Famous Faces Bag A Bargain At Chesterfield's 1940's Market
Friday 31st October 2014 Chesterfield is proud of its market and yesterday, stallholders stepped back in time, donning 'Forties Finery' as the town launched its annual Chesterfield Markets Festival.
Thousands packed into town and entered into the spirit of things, with residents, visitors and re enactors selling forties themed goods - and goodies - and entertaining guests.
The Festival, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, in conjunction with Chesterfield Market Traders, will evolve over the next... READ MORE & VIDEO...
ROC Cafe Helps Young People Off The Streets
Thursday 30th October 2014 A local drop-in centre, at Grace Chapel, has recently been made a ROC Cafe for the work it does within the community.
ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) is a national organisation that spearheads help and aid within local communities all over the country. The ROC Cafe is an aspect of this and its purpose is to help struggling young people cope with addiction and abuse, as well as provide a safe environment for counsel.
Set up by Deborah Green in Manchester, the initiative quickly gained momentum for the way it knitted communities together. It would achieve this... READ MORE...
Appeal After Car And Caravan Damaged With Paint Stripper
Thursday 30th October 2014 Police are appealing for information after damage was caused to two vehicles in Staveley with a substance believed to be paint stripper.
Between 4pm, Sunday, Oct 26th and 9.25am, Monday, Oct 27th, offenders caused substantial damage to a maroon coloured Kia Sedona and a caravan in Staveley. Both vehicles were parked on the driveway of a property on Lime Avenue, Staveley. Anyone with any information, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously around these times, contact PCSO Sue Cooke on 101, quoting crime number 45444/14 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
'Computer Says Yes' In Chesterfield Jobcentre
Thursday 30th October 2014 Old-fashioned 'signing-on', job cards in windows, and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Chesterfield Jobcentre is among those to undergo a digital revolution.
High-tech equipment, including specially-designed computers that bring all Jobcentre services into one device, will be installed at Jobcentres right across the East Midlands. More than 700 sites across Britain are being digitally transformed, bringing Jobcentres into the 21st century and making it easier for people to find work.
Around 23,000 electronic signing pads will also become a... READ MORE...
Part Time Fitness Supervisor (Instructor / Trainer) Required
Thursday 30th October 2014 An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time Fitness Supervisor (fitness instructor or personal trainer) to work for 8 hours per week at a corporate Gym in Chesterfield to cover maternity leave.
The role involves gym supervision and management, taking appointments, retention of current members whilst trying to attract new members. You would be required to produce monthly reports on usage, as well as marketing and promotional literature.
The Fitness Supervisor role requires a dedicated, self motivated fitness professional with qualifications and experience in the fitness industry.
A customer focused and friendly approach is required and the ability to teach classes would be beneficial. Contact email@example.com to apply
Four Further Days Of Fire Service Strike Action Announced
Wednesday 29th October 2014 Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has received official notification that members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will participate in four continuous days of strike action.
Four days of continuous strike action will take place from Friday 31st October 2014 at 6pm and continue until 6pm on Tuesday 4th November 2014.
During this period of industrial action, DFRS will continue to provide an emergency response service, albeit at a reduced level. DFRS has previously thanked Derbyshire communities for heeding safety advice and preventing... READ MORE...
Brookfield School Students Make The Best Of Starts
Wednesday 29th October 2014 A team of students from Brookfield Community School have won a competition supported by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Young Enterprise.
The Start Challenge is an initiative designed to inspire young people, developing relevant employability and life skills, attitudes and knowledge through engagement with business people.
'Amplify' created the idea of a social network site for musicians of all ages and abilities, who want to collaborate and their music to be heard... READ MORE...
Disappointment As Market 'Yarn Bombing' Handiwork Stolen
Tuesday 28th October 2014 Chesterfield residents are disappointed after their handiwork for the Chesterfield Market Festival was stolen by thieves.
Members of the public had produced knitted or crocheted squares of wool for the 'yarn-bombing' of the Market Place as part of the Chesterfield Borough Council organised festival.
The yarn bombing was stolen from trees outside Dents Chemist, the former Post Office Building in New Square and outside the Market Hall in several incidents, the latest on Sunday evening. READ MORE...
County Wide Firearms Surrender Is Launched
Tuesday 28th October 2014 A force-wide firearms surrender aimed at cutting the number of guns in circulation across Derbyshire was launched yesterday, Monday, October 27th.
The operation is the first in 11 years to give people across the whole county the opportunity to hand over any firearms or ammunition they have, to help stop them getting into the wrong hands.
These include air weapons, replica or imitation weapons such as BB guns, antique firearms or legally-held guns that license holders no longer want... READ MORE...
Work Gets Underway At Parkside In Chesterfield
Tuesday 28th October 2014 Work is underway on a £3 million older persons housing scheme that will provide 22 new homes for pensioners in Chesterfield.
The scheme at Parkside, in Stand Road, is one of Chesterfield Borough Council's top priorities for the coming year.
The old complex at Parkside was demolished at the beginning of the year to allow the new, purpose-built flats to be built.
Councillor Jim McManus, Chesterfield Borough Council's... READ MORE...
National Adoption Week - What Does Adoption Mean To You?
Tuesday 28th October 2014 It's National Adoption Week from 3rd - 9th November and it's the perfect time to find out more about what it means to become an adoptive parent.
There's around 630 children in care in Derbyshire and for many of them adoption is the best way for them to have a permanent, secure and happy family.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People councillor Kevin Gillott said: "When you adopt, you take on all legal rights and responsibilities for a child." READ MORE...
Derbyshire Continues 'Fearless' Fight Against Crime
Monday 27th October 2014 Following two highly successful training sessions in Derbyshire, youth workers in the county are signing up for further 'Fearless' local training events.
The events, to be held in late November, are aimed at those working with young people including police officers, teachers, voluntary organisations and Safer Neighbourhood teams.
Funded by the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, the training discusses Fearless key messages, how... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Chesterfield FC Spire Lotto Draw - Week 26
Monday 27th October 2014
This week's 'Spire Lotto' lottery winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery.
You could win up to £10,000!
Check the Chesterfield Post every week to see if you're a winner!
Mayoral Best Breakfast For Derbyshire Carers Association
Friday 24th October 2014 As part of the Derbyshire Carers Association's (DCA) Autumn fund-raising campaign for Carers, Chesterfield's Mayor, Cllr Alexis Saliou Diouf and the Mayoress, Vickey-Anne Diouf, got up early this morning to take part in 'Britain's Best Breakfast in Derbyshire', part of the Carers Trust national campaign.
This fun, innovative breakfast event took place from 8am to 11am at Rose Hill United Reformed Church, opposite the East entrance of the Town Hall.
Wanting to encourage people to wake up to the... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Million Pound Loss Announced At Chesterfield FC AGM
Friday 24th October 2014 Over 120 people attended last night's Supporters AGM - held in the HUB at Chesterfield Football Club.
The purpose of the evening - for which all the board of Directors were in attendance alongside representatives from accountants Shorts - was to pass the accounts for the year up to June 2013 and to give an opportunity for shareholders of the company (CFC 2001 Ltd) to question the Board on their financial and personnel performances.
The accounts, showing a loss of over a million pounds for the year ended 30th June 2014, were passed by those in attendance after the... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Man Charged Following Incident At Chesterfield Surgery
Friday 24th October 2014 A 30-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with an incident at a surgery in Chesterfield.
At around 3pm, on Monday, October 20th, police were called to the Grange Family Health Centre on Stubbing Road, Chesterfield, after a man was suspected of being in possession of a knife. On attendance, police arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of having a sharply bladed article in a public place. Callum Bostock, of no fixed abode, has been charged with being in possession of a bladed article in a public place and he is due to appear at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court on Friday, November 28th.
Tributes Paid To Former County Council Chairman
Thursday 23rd October 2014 Tributes have been paid to Councillor Walter Burrows - who was a former Chairman of Derbyshire County Council between 2005-2007 and brother of Chesterfield Borough Council Leader Cllr John Burrows - after he passed away on Wednesday, following a short illness, aged eighty.
Councillor Burrows had served as county councillor for Brimington since 1993, including a period as Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Transport.
Leaders of all three main political parties at the County Council... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Over Robbery At A Dronfield Shop
Thursday 23rd October 2014 Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at Snape Stores in Dronfield
The robbery happened at 1.15pm on Tuesday October 21st, at the shop on Snape Hill Crescent when three masked men went in and demanded money.
One man, who was carrying a knife, threatened the shopkeeper and told him to open the till. The shopkeeper refused, locked the till and then locked himself in the back room of the shop. The men left with some cigarettes and chocolate, which they put in an Iceland carrier bag, and headed up Snape Hill Close. All three... READ MORE...
Nando's Brings Peri-Peri Chicken To Chesterfield
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Chesterfield residents and visitors are in for a tasty treat as Nando’s, home of legendary Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, opened to the public today, Wednesday 22nd October 2014.
Located in Alma Leisure Park on the former Blockbusters retail site, the restaurant stays true to Nando's unique Afro-Portuguese roots with a stunning design seating up to 128 guests. The opening has also created 30 new jobs for the local area, ranging from cashiers and grillers to assistant managers.
Packed with flavour and great variety, the new restaurant... READ MORE & AUDIO...
New Look For An Old Favourite
Monday 20th October 2014 It's a familiar building to most of us but inside, there has been substantial renovation - and The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield said they were "delighted" to be asked to cut the ribbon which declared the 'new look' Rose Hill United Reformed Church officially reopen.
The church has seen substantial improvements which have resulted in new disabled facilities, a fully serviced catering kitchen (and a smaller coffee counter in The Sanctuary) along with a full AV system and a bright and airy conference room.
Situated next to The Town Hall, Rose Hill URC is part of... READ MORE...
Alleged Accessing Of Indecent Images Of Children: 2 Arrested
Friday 17th October 2014
Police officers from Derbyshire Constabulary's online investigation team have arrested two men in North East Derbyshire.
Officers from the unit and their colleagues from the operational support unit, searched four addresses in Chesterfield, Killamarsh and Tibshelf today (Friday October 17th, 2014).
Two men aged 20 and 50 were arrested on suspicion of accessing indecent images of children via the internet. They were questioned and later... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Nearly 30 Sheds Are Targeted By Thieves
Friday 17th October 2014 Police in Chesterfield and Hasland are appealing for information after 28 sheds were broken into in the area.
Overnight, between 4.30pm on Monday, October 13th and 4.30am on Tuesday, October 14th, thieves targeted an allotment site on Ashfield Road in Hasland.
28 sheds at the site were broken into and a quantity of gardening equipment was taken from within including eight hedge cutters, five garden shears, three hedge trimmers and a leaf blower. A number of the sheds were also damaged as offenders attempted to gain entry. READ MORE...
From Pumpkin To Stagecoach - Bus Firm Sponsors Cinders!
Friday 17th October 2014 It's behind you! Stagecoach in Chesterfield is 'Strictly' showing its support for the town's theatre by getting behind a panto production.
The leading public transport operator is sponsoring the Cinderella pantomime in Chesterfield starring Camilla Dallerup from the BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing.
Camilla will be leaving the dance floor behind to tread the boards at the town's Pomegranate Theatre in December when she takes on her role as Fairy Godmother, supported by a cast including Asa Elliott from... READ MORE...
Largest Fall In Unemployment Since Records Began
Thursday 16th October 2014 Unemployment has seen the largest annual fall since records began over 40 years ago.
The number of unemployed people is now below 2 million for the first time since 2008, figures published on Wednesday 15th October by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.
In the largest annual fall since the 1970s, when Donny Osmond topped the charts with Puppy Love - there are now over half a million fewer unemployed people than there were a year ago. The unemployment rate has... READ MORE & AUDIO...
North Derbyshire CCG Pledges Support For Carers
Thursday 16th October 2014 Health leaders at North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have pledged their support to improve the quality of life for local carers.
The CCG together with over 20 GP practices is supporting a Carers Pledge that businesses and organisations can sign up to demonstrate their support.
The Pledge has been designed by Derbyshire Carers Association to give carers a voice by improving two-way communication and support enabling them to continue in their caring role. Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Chesterfield... READ MORE...
Spireites Community Trust News - Halloween Treats!
Thursday 16th October 2014 Welcome to the first of our regular blogs from the Chesterfield FC Community Trust. This week - Have a Howling Halloween Themed School Holiday!
The next school holidays are almost upon us, which, as an added bonus, also include Halloween this year!
The Chesterfield FC Community Trust have changed their scheme into a wider activity programme, which lets you have a go at lots of sports such as table tennis, dodgeball, rounders, soccercise, cheerleading/dance... READ MORE...
Eckington Cubs Win Swimming Gala And More...
Thursday 16th October 2014 Eckington Cubs won the Dronfield District swimming Gala last Saturday which was held at Eckington Swimming pool leisure centre.
Four groups took part in the event which included a variety of age grouped races from 8 to 10 ½ front-crawl, backstroke, breastroke, mixed relays and even a non swimmers race in the shallow end. The emphasis of the evening was inclusivity of all abilities and to have fun.
6th Eckington Cub Pack had 14 Cubs working well as a team through support, encouragement and performance to win the Medley Relay... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Owners Of Industrial Cable To Come Forward
Wednesday 15th October 2014 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a quantity of industrial cable was discovered by patrolling officers in the area.
Officers from the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Team were carrying out patrols on Tuesday, October 8th, when they came across around 20 metres of cable that appeared to have been cut up for scrap. Police are appealing for the owners of the cable to come forward.
Anyone with any information about the cable is asked to... READ MORE...
Chesterfield GPs Switch On Electronic Prescriptions
Wednesday 15th October 2014 GPs in Chesterfield are making the switch to the NHS Electronic Prescription Service - making it easier and quicker for local patients to get their medication.
Four GP practices in Chesterfield have gone live with the timesaving electronic service and can now digitally send prescriptions direct to pharmacies, without the need for the traditional paper slip. It is designed to speed up the process and gives patients access to new services.
One of the new options is the NHS Repeat Prescription Service... READ MORE...
County Council Expands Nuisance Call Block Pilot
Wednesday 15th October 2014 More older and vulnerable residents will be protected from telephone fraud after a Derbyshire County Council trial using monitoring devices found more than 80% of the calls they received were nuisance calls.
The council liaised with Derbyshire police to select seven residents from the target group to take part in the pilot scheme trial between February and August 2014.
During that time they received a total of 1,566 calls - and 1,300 (83%) were unsolicited or cold calls blocked by the device. READ MORE...
Request To Use 999 Only In Serious Emergencies During Strike
Sunday 12th October 2014 On Monday 13th October, a national four-hour strike is set to take place as part of the ongoing national NHS 2014/15 pay dispute.
Colleagues plan to strike between 07:00 and 11:00 on Monday 13th October, followed by further action short of a strike - including not undertaking paid or unpaid overtime - during the rest of the week, until Friday 17th October.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has been in detailed discussion with GMB and Unison representatives to understand the type of action that will take place and how EMAS can continue to respond to patients suffering... READ MORE...
Hasland House Blaze Update
Saturday 11th October 2014
Derbyshire police say enquiries with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue today into a house fire in Chesterfield.
The blaze, which took place at Devonshire Road East, Hasland, was reported around tea time last night (Friday 10th October) and police have this morning now confirmed that a 59 year old male sustained serious injuries.
No further information is being given at this time.
Work Begins On New Eastwood Park Pavilion
Friday 10th October 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council's builders and apprentices are playing a key role in building a new pavilion at Eastwood Park.
The work is carried out by the council, which owns and maintains the park in Hasland using the council's in-house team of builders and apprentices.
The project has received £150,000 in funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund with £201,000 in funding from the council.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Apprentice Scoops Four National Awards
Friday 10th October 2014 An auto-electrician apprentice from Chesterfield has been recognised as one of the best in the country after scooping four awards at a national ceremony.
At Stagecoach's 10th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards, Sam Harris picked up the Year Two Award, sponsored by ADL.
Twenty-two-year-old Sam, who works at Stagecoach in Chesterfield, was previously the winner of the year one award. Sam won the Best College award (electrical), voted for by the lecturers who teach the apprentices each... READ MORE...
NHS Trust's Living Wage Pledge Earns National Recognition
Thursday 9th october 2014 Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has been shortlisted for the national Living Wage Champions Awards in recognition of its commitment to support the lowest paid members of its staff.
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, which employs around 4,400 people, is one of only three NHS trusts nationally to be included in the shortlist and one of only six employers in the East Midlands to be recognised in this way.
The Living Wage Foundation (www.livingwage.org.uk) believes that work should be the surest way out of poverty. Organisations which sign up... READ MORE...
Bolsover Cruise Club Runs For Reuben
Thursday 9th October 2014 Four members of the Bolsover Cruise Club office in Barlborough will be taking part in the Asics Neon Run to raise money for the charity Reuben's Retreat.
The Asics Neon Run is a unique night-time 5km run which takes place in Temple Newsam in Leeds on 18th October. Along the course will be neon zones engulfed by black lights, lasers, strobes, dancers and DJ's to keep the runners going strong.
The team members taking part are Sarah Wilson, 40, from Palterton near Chesterfield; Victoria Anderson, 32, from Dronfield; Linzi... READ MORE...
"It's All About Love!" Chesterfield Unveils Cannele Twist Ring
Thursday 9th October 2014 An award-winning designer was at a Chesterfield jewellery store on Saturday - showcasing his range of statement pieces and unveiling his Cannele twist engagement ring.
Andrew Geoghegan was recently voted the BJA's Designer Of The Year and it's not hard to see why - with eye catchingly beautiful rings and necklaces made of sumptuous stones and precious metal on show at Green+Benz on Glumangate.
With over 16 years of jewellery design behind him, Andrew is clearly passionate about what he does - and, speaking to The Chesterfield Post... READ MORE...
Patients Protected From Possible Strike Action Says Hospital
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Advice from the Chesterfield Royal today is, "Industrial action will not impact services or safety!"
Patients attending Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Monday, October 13th 2014 will be protected from any planned industrial action - thanks to a co-operative approach designed to minimise disruption and safeguard patient care.
Several unions, including UNISON, UNITE and the ROYAL COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES, have already indicated that on the day their members will be taking part in a four-hour strike from 7am to 11am. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Crematorium Hosts SANDS' Baby Memorial Events
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Chesterfield and District Crematorium will be hosting events for parents and families who have lost babies.
The annual baby memorial service takes place this Sunday, 12th October, at 2pm.
The non-religious service will remember all babies who have died before, during or after birth and will feature live music, poems and opportunities to light candles.
This will be followed by a balloon release in the Never Land memorial garden in the grounds of the crematorium. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Car Is Damaged In Staveley
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Police in Staveley are appealing for information after a car's paintwork was damaged by a corrosive type substance.
The incident happened sometime overnight between Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd October, on Hayfield Close. It's believed a liquid was poured or splashed on the roof, bonnet and panels of a Renault Clio, taking off and staining paintwork.
Anyone who may have any information should contact PCSO Sue Cooke of the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Arrested For Drugs Offence Following Warrant In Renishaw
Tuesday 7th October 2014 A man has been arrested on suspicion of production of Cannabis following a warrant at a house in Renishaw.
Police carried out the search at the property on East Street, on Tuesday, September 23rd. A quantity of what is thought to be Cannabis plants and Cannabis was seized. The 37 year old local man, who was arrested at the time, is currently on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with concerns or information about drug misuse should contact Derbyshire police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Tideswell Male Voice Choir Presents 'Never Forget'
Tuesday 7th October 2014 In this, the 100th anniversary year of the First World War, the war to end all wars, the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November will see audiences in the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield and The Buxton Opera House, Buxton sharing in a stunning remembrance tribute presented by the widely renowned Tideswell Male Voice Choir.
Through dance, visual effects and poetry, 'Never Forget' will unfold and offer the audience a feast of delight. The show will pay tribute not only to the heroes of Flanders Fields but also to all those who have made sacrifices in other theatres of conflict down the years and throughout the world. READ MORE...
Advice For Residents As Local Councils Prepare To Strike
Tuesday 7th October 2014 Bin collections, street cleaning and leisure activities are just some of the Bolsover District Council services that will be disrupted on Tuesday 14th October 2014, as public service workers nationally take part in a one day strike.
The strike will also see services such as housing repairs, Contact Centres and environmental health functions suspended for the day as local government officers stay at home.
Bolsover District Council has confirmed that all buildings and... READ MORE...
Work Begins On Improving Old Whittington Junction
Tuesday 7th October 2014 Work to improve a junction with a history of collisions began yesterday morning, Monday 6th October.
The junction of the B6052 and B6057 at Station Road, Old Whittington has a history of accidents stretching back many years.
The side road is to be re-aligned to move it further away from the busy Whittington Moor roundabout to make it safer.
The work should last for 13 weeks. A partial road (one way) closure... READ MORE...
New Chair Takes Up County Council's Chain Of Office
Tuesday 7th October 2014 Derbyshire County Council's new chair has taken up the chain of office.
Councillor Steve Freeborn, who represents the county council's Ripley East and Codnor division, was appointed after the former Chair Councillor Dave Wilcox stood down from the position due to ill health.
A former county council employee, Councillor Freeborn moved to Derbyshire 28 years ago and worked in the organisation's personal development and training section. He went on to work for Derbyshire Police, then later ran his... READ MORE...
Former Chesterfield Mayor Joins UKIP
Monday 6th October 2014 Last years Mayor of Chesterfield has joined UKIP to become their first councillor on Chesterfield Borough Council.
Cllr Paul Christopher Stone, who represented Barrow Hill and New Whittington and has been a councillor for the last 13 years, told us, "Like most people today, I am very unhappy with main stream politics. All three main parties no longer represent the principles on which I was elected.
"Nationally, UKIP, Independents and the Greens are working together on the Local Government Association. Locally I have built up a good..." READ MORE...
Parish Councils Join Forces To Buy Speed Cameras
Monday 6th October 2014 Ten parish councils in the North East Derbyshire area have clubbed together to provide a speed camera for police to use as part of a joint bid to make local roads safer.
Ashover, Heath and Holmewood, North Wingfield, Pilsley, Shirland and Higham, Sutton cum Duckmanton, Tupton and Wingerworth parish councils have all contributed to the campaign, and provided funding for the camera and maintenance.
Joanne Taylor, a local clerk representing the councils, said: "Local residents regularly raise concerns regarding safety and speeding in..." READ MORE...
Jewellery Stolen After Robbers Force Way Into Victim's Home
Thursday 2nd October 2014 Two robbers stole jewellery from an 81-year-old woman after forcing their way into a house in Chesterfield.
The offenders knocked on the door of a house in Wharf Lane at about 10.30pm on Monday, September 29th. When the homeowner answered the door, the men forced their way past her and searched the house, making off with a number of jewellery items. They also took a bracelet that the victim was wearing. Police investigating the offence want to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have been offered jewellery for sale. Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 41427/14 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Natascha Engel MP Visits IKO Factory In Clay Cross
Tuesday 30th September 2014 North-East Derbyshire MP, Natascha Engel visited the IKO factory facility on Coney Green Road with a view to learning more about the roofing and waterproofing systems manufactured there.
She met with UK Manufacturing Manager, Andrew Salmon, and others to learn about: Product ranges, manufacturing operations and specialist advice & support; Economic outlook for main markets and sales & trading forecasts; Supply chain route-to-market: specifier-manufacturer-merchant-installer; Educating and training trade customers about new products & applications and Environmental aspects of the factory with its zero carbon policy. READ MORE...
Eckington School's Boat Naming Ceremony Takes Place
Tuesday 30th September 2014 Mr Patrick Cummings, Headteacher at Eckington School, officially named the School boat on Sunday, 28th September - and it has been called 'Madeline'.
This is in memory of Madeline Siddall, a student at the school who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 15.
The simple ceremony, held at Hollingwood Hub, was attended by members of Madeline's family, staff and students from the school and members of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. READ MORE...
Local M&S Raises £3,700 For World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Tuesday 30th September 2014 M&S Café in Chesterfield has raised a staggering £3,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support after a successful day of fundraising for the charity's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' event on Friday 26th September.
The day followed employee Sam Stewart's bravery as she shaved her hair for Macmillan prior to the coffee morning, of which family, friends, colleagues, and even Mickey and Minnie Mouse gathered to support Sam who raised around £700. The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield also visited the store on the 26th, where they congratulated Sam, and even stayed for a coffee with the Store Manager and the Café Section Manager. READ MORE...
Date Is Set For Chesterfield FC's AGM
Tuesday 30th September 2014 The Chesterfield FC shareholders' AGM for the year 2013/14 will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at the Proact Stadium, starting at 7pm prompt.
Following the statutory meeting, Chairman Dave Allen and Chief Executive Chris Turner, together with members of the board and Manager Paul Cook, will be available to answer questions.
Director and company secretary Ashley Carson said: "The chairman stated last year that he was determined for the AGM to be held at..." READ MORE...
Tonight's About Saying Thank You As Memorial Garden Opens
Monday 29th September 2014 Chesterfield Football Club is, on occasion, used to tears. They usually come at the end of a game - or a season - but Sunday evening at the PROACT saw tears for an entirely different reason, as after a few short months, Chesterfield FC's Memorial Garden was officially declared open.
In what has proven to be a project that has captured the imagination of the town, it was only fitting perhaps that two of Chesterfield's greatest sons were there to formally open the Garden - Ernie Moss, the club's all time record goalscorer, alongside Jamie Hewitt, who's made more appearances for the club than any other home town man. READ MORE, VIDEO & AUDIO...
Pomegranate Theatre - Art House Screenings Reviewed
Monday 29th September 2014 Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre has marked the completion of their £750,000 renovation with a packed weekend of exclusive screenings.
The three-month project, which furnished the spacious auditorium with a new projector, projection screen and advanced sound equipment, has been far from disappointing. Since the complete overhaul, acoustics and demeanour have been astonishing.
Lighting has also seen technical advancements and the new... READ MORE...
Train Strike Action Suspended Following Union Meeting
Friday 26th September 2014 It's been revealed tonight that industrial action planned by the Unite union's train maintenance staff has been suspended.
East Midlands Trains says it will now run a full and normal service between Sunday 28th September and Saturday 4th October on all routes as advertised. They are working to update on-line journey planners to show the original timetable information and say that this is likely to be correct from Saturday 27th September. Please CLICK HERE to download the original PDF timetable for Saturday 27th September which was amended for planned improvement work on various parts of the network. They would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding during this time.
Man Jailed For Over 6 Years For Drug Offences In Grassmoor
Friday 26th September 2014
A Sheffield man has been jailed for more than six years for drug offences in Grassmoor.
Kyle Aslam, 22, of Torbay Road, Pitsmoor, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, September 12th.
He was arrested by officers who stopped the car he was travelling in following reports from the community of suspicious activity on New Street, Grassmoor, back in February 2013. READ MORE...
CCTV Image Released After Chesterfield Business Break-In
Friday 26th September 2014 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a man is seen on CCTV to force entry into a business premises in Chesterfield.
At around 6.15pm on Tuesday, August 19th, an offender has gained entry to the Fashion at Work unit on the Barlborough Links Industrial Estate in Chesterfield and tampered with the alarm system.
The man is described as white, with a bald head and of tall medium build. He is believed to be aged in his 30s and wearing a black hooded top, dark coloured trousers and blue trainers. READ MORE...
Funeral Plans For Dowager Duchess Of Derbyshire Announced
Friday 26th September 2014 It's been announced that the funeral service for Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire will be held at 12 noon, at St Peter's Church, Edensor, DE45 1PH on Thursday 2nd October 2014.
The statement from His Grace The Duke of Devonshire states that everyone is welcome to attend and that there will be refreshments at Chatsworth after the service.
It further states that no memorial service will be held, as were her express instructions and donations in her memory, to the Addington Fund and... READ MORE...
Possible Strike Action May Hit Train Services This Weekend
Thursday 25th September 2014 Chesterfield train commuters may face a week of disruption to services as East Midlands Trains' engineering and maintenance staff will strike, from Sunday 28th September to the following Saturday (4th October), unless an agreement can be reached at last ditch talks on Friday (26th September) in a long running dispute over pay.
Unite, the UK's biggest union, announced yesterday that more than 80 engineering and maintenance staff at East Midlands Trains will strike from 06:00 on Sunday 28th September, ending at 05:59 on Saturday 4th October after the company withdrew its 2.75 per cent pay offer following strike action by members in July. READ MORE...
Scheme To Help First Time Buyers Is Extended
Thursday 25th September 2014 A scheme to get house buyers in Chesterfield on the first step of the property ladder is being extended so applicants can buy homes costing up to £150,000.
The Local Authority Mortgage Scheme (LAMS), called Local Lend a Hand, is available to first time buyers who can afford mortgage repayments and have a 5% deposit.
It enables them to get a 95% mortgage from Lloyds Bank on a similar interest rate to a 75% one. READ MORE...
Deborah, Dowager Duchess Of Devonshire Dies Aged 94
Tuesday 24th September 2014
Chatsworth has announced that Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire passed away this morning, Wednesday, September 24th.
Formerly Deborah Mitford, the Dowager Duchess was credited for turning Chatsworth Estate into the successful business it is today - whilst still retaining it as a family home.
The Duke of Devonshire said: "It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Deborah Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, passed..." READ MORE...
Poundland Doubles It's Value In Chesterfield With New Store
Wednesday 24th September 2014 Poundland, Europe's biggest single price discount retailer, will be opening a second store in Chesterfield on Ravenside Retail Park on 27th September - creating 30 jobs for the local community.
With over 540 stores nationwide, Poundland offers amazing everyday value with thousands of items at just £1 each.
With a huge variety of the nation's favourite brands including Cadbury's, Heinz and Coca-Cola as well as everything from household essentials to health and beauty buys - and a number of exclusive and seasonal ranges - you can... READ MORE...
Police In Chesterfield Appeal Following Alleged Assault
Wednesday 24th September 2014 Police investigating an alleged assault in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Sometime between 1.30am and 2am on Sunday, September 14th, a woman was allegedly assaulted on a footpath off Holywell Street in Chesterfield.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Robert Milne at Chesterfield CID on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
To report a crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Six Cars Are Damages In Grassmoor
Wednesday 24th September 2014 Police are appealing for information after six cars were damaged in Grassmoor.
Five of the vehicles had wing mirrors damaged and one car was dented while parked in the early hours of the morning on Chapman Lane on Sunday, September 21st. Officers are keen to trace a group of six people seen in the area just after 2.20am.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or with any information, should contact either PCSO James Land or PC Matt Rodda on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Firm Shows Mettle With Markham Vale Move
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 A Chesterfield-based metal distributor which ships stock around the world, is marking its 30th anniversary by relocating to Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site to benefit from better transport links.
Established in 1984, Gould Alloys is expected to move from its current base on Carwood Industrial Park and be up-and-running at new purpose-built premises located at Markham Vale just off Junction 29A of the M1 by Easter next year.
The site will provide direct access to the motorway for the firm... READ MORE...
Lifelong Spireite Scoops Spire Lotto Jackpot
Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Lifelong Spireite John Moss is celebrating after scooping the £9,500 rollover jackpot in the Spire Lotto draw!
John was enjoying a short break in Great Yarmouth with his wife Glenys when he received a call from Janice Kew in the club's commercial department who informed him of his windfall.
"It was the best phone call I've received in a long while," said John. "It was a very pleasant surprise. I told Janice that I'll take a call like that..." READ MORE...
Bus Drivers Bidding For Passenger Votes To Win Star Title
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 Bus passengers in Chesterfield are being encouraged to vote for their favourite driver and be in with a chance of winning a top prize.
To mark National Customer Service Week, which takes place from 6th-12th October, leading operator Stagecoach has launched its annual Customer Service Stars competition.
Customers can vote for their favourite Stagecoach Chesterfield driver online at www.stagecoachbus.com or by filling in an on-bus form... READ MORE...
Panto Comes To Town - Oh Yes It Does!
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 People of a nervous disposition may want to stop reading now as Dames in brightly coloured dresses, a Prince, Princess and 'Buttons' crossing the road in Chesterfield yesterday afternoon can only mean one thing...
It's nearly 'Panto' time! (Oh yes it is) in Chesterfield!
This year, the Pomegrante Theatre will stage 'Cinderella' (produced by Paul Holman Associates and sponsored by Stagecoach), which will star Camilla Dallerup (Strictly) and Asa Elliott (Bendiorm) as... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Nederman Ltd Requires Full Time Installation Fitter
Monday 22nd September 2014 Nederman Ltd has the following vacancy within its Projects Department: FULL TIME INSTALLATION FITTER. Applicants would ideally have experience in ductwork installation, but is not a necessity.
The role of installation fitter involves UK based travel and occasional work outside of the UK. IPAF and PASMA are desirable. The successful applicant must have a full UK driving license, Salary £13,500 - £15,000 pa dependant on experience + overtime.
Email your CV to: Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01772 332147 for an application form.
DLRAA Attend An Industrial Incident In Chesterfield
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 On Saturday 20th September, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was called to an industrial incident in Calow, Chesterfield.
At 13:55, the Air Ambulance crew were called to help a 51-year old male who had accidentally lacerated his left arm whilst operating machinery. The patient suffered significant bleeding.
When the DLRAA doctor and critical care paramedics arrived on scene, just 15 minutes after the emergency call had been received... READ MORE...
'Boycie' Officially Opens Redeveloped Chesterfield Theatres
Monday 22nd September 2014 Actor John Challis - who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses - has officially re-opened two Chesterfield theatres following a £700,000 refurbishment.
The actor, who began his career by performing regularly in Chesterfield, unveiled improvements to the Pomegranate Theatre and the Winding Wheel on Friday 19th September.
The work was possible due to a £495,000 investment from Arts Council England's National Lottery-funded capital programme, and... READ MORE & AUDIO...
TV Star Visits The Proact And Talks Unknown Quantities
Monday 22nd September 2014 Jesse McClure, star of Storage Hunters - currently airing on satellite channel Dave - was in town on Friday visiting the PROACT stadium.
Chesterfield supporters have no need to be alarmed however; he wasn't rooting through the trophy cabinet - but simply paying a visit to meet fans of the show.
After meeting manager Paul Cook, and being presented with a personalised shirt, he took time out to speak with The Chesterfield Post, telling us, "I got invited here to hang with fans and see what it's all about..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Emergency Bed Loan Gives Zach Somewhere Safe To Sleep
Friday 19th September 2014 The rising number of calls for help from families of disabled and terminally ill children in Derbyshire, has prompted a leading UK charity to recruit an Awareness and Fundraising Manager specifically for the region.
The new role is vital to the work of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to help ensure continued support for families of vulnerable children such as three-year-old Zach Blackburn from Chesterfield.
Zach has a diagnosis of Autism, Global Developmental Delay... READ MORE...
Tributes Paid To Former Chesterfield Mayor, Trudi Mulcaster
Friday 19th September 2014 Tributes have been paid to former Chesterfield mayor, Trudi Mulcaster, who, it has been announced today, died on Wednesday after a long illness.
Mrs Mulcaster was a Liberal councillor for the former West ward between 1973 and 1979, and Liberal Democrat councillor for West ward from 1996 to 2007.
She served as Mayor of Chesterfield from 2006 to 2007, supporting the charity Pathways of Chesterfield, helping the homeless in the borough, during her year of office. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Football Posts Removed From Park
Friday 19th September 2014 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a full sized football goal post was removed from a park and left in a road in Mastin Moor.
The posts, which were sited in Lansbury Avenue Park, were removed from the ground sometime overnight between Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th.
PCSO Sue Cooke, of the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "This is really disappointing as the equipment was bought..." READ MORE...
Boost For Three Local Charities
Thursday 18th September 2014 Record proceeds from a Classic Car and Bike Show held at Renishaw Hall last June have now been shared out between three worthy local charities.
The annual event, organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, this year raised over £7,000 resulting in healthy donations of £2,350 each being made to Ashgate Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Chesterfield Rotary president John Roberts presented the... READ MORE...
Casa Adds Unique Wedding Splendour At Walton Lodge
Tuesday 16th September 2014 Casa Hotel is adding a further string to its wedding bow by offering weddings at the captivating Walton Lodge as well as staging their own Autumn Wedding Fayre on Sunday 21st September.
Having helped Casa become the ninth best hotel in the UK as awarded by TripAdvisor, Casa's dedicated Wedding Planners are further improving their incredible service to incorporate the Walton Lodge venue, taking care of everything from the initial planning to the logistics of running the big day without a hitch.
Presenting an idyllic wedding setting, the Walton Lodge Estate... READ MORE...
FieldCandy Looking For Permanent Full Time Admin Assistant
Monday 15th September 2014
FieldCandy, an award winning Outdoor Lifestyle Brand based in Staveley, are looking for a permanent full time administration assistant.
The successful candidate will have experience in all aspects of office work, they need to be computer literate and preferably have experience in Mac operating systems.
Full training and support will be given to the successful candidate. Please email your CV for further details to email@example.com
A Marathon Effort For Charities And Chesterfield
Monday 15th September 2014 - Other Sports sponsored by the CASA Hotel
The much heralded inaugural Chesterfield Marathon took place in town yesterday (Sunday 14th September), with runners pounding the streets all over Chesterfield in aid of various charities.
The Marathon, making its return to Chesterfield for the first time in three decades - but also the first ever in the town to include a Full, Half and Team Race - attracted athletes from all over the UK, Europe and even as far as Australia, though both the male and female winners were local. Gareth Lowe, from Clowne, completed the race in 2:37:45 whilst Chesterfield lady Helen Mort was the first... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Man In Court Charged With Several Burglaries
Monday 15th September 2014 A Chesterfield man has appeared at Derby Crown Court charged with a number of theft and burglary offences in the Walton, Brampton and Boythorpe areas.
Darren Jest, 35, of Saltergate, was arrested and later charged by police with one burglary offence, three thefts from vehicles and one attempted theft from a vehicle.
The offences all took place between Tuesday, August 12th and Friday, August 15th. Mr Jest appeared at Derby Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, September 3rd and was remanded in prison custody.
Work Begins On New Queen's Park Sports Centre
Saturday 13th September 2014 A sod cutting ceremony has been held to mark the start of work on Chesterfield Borough Council's £9.3 million project to replace the Queen's Park Sports Centre.
The new centre is being built on land at the Queen's Park Annexe and is due to open in early 2016. The current Queen's Park Sports Centre on Boythorpe Road will remain open until the new centre is complete.
The centre is being paid for by £4.8 million from Chesterfield Borough Council, £2 million from Sport England's Strategic Facilities Fund... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Fire Damage Found In Two Local Parks
Wednesday 10th September 2014
Police are appealing for information after fire damage has been found at parks in Hasland and Chesterfield.
The incidents happened sometime overnight between Monday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 2nd.
Park rangers reported that a wooden picnic table, near to the water fountain, at Eastwood Park, Hasland, and the side screens on the cricket pitch at Queen's Park, Chesterfield, been damaged by fire. READ MORE...
Highways Agency Wants Your Say On Planned Improvements
Wednesday 10th September 2014 The Highways Agency has said it is planning to undertake improvements to the M1 through delivering a smart motorway between junctions 28 to 31 and between junctions 32 to 35a.
The schemes will convert the hard shoulder to a permanent running lane to ease congestion, add much needed capacity and support economic growth and the Agency would like to invite you to a presentation to explain the details of projects that will be delivered in the area.
There are two opportunities to attend this presentation... READ MORE...
New Spireites Community Trust Website Launched
Wednesday 10th September 2014
The Chesterfield FC Community Trust is celebrating the launch of its new website - www.spireitestrust.org.uk - in a bid to boost the organisation's exposure and make it easier for people to get involved.
Rachel Booth, sport & activity manager and co-creator of the website alongside Tina Jenner, is pleased that the website has finally been launched.
She said: "It's really exciting to for the Community Trust to be launching the website; we've been looking forward to this for a long time. " READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal & Partners Aim For Patients 'Perfect Week'
Tuesday 9th September 2014
In partnership with more than sixty health and social care organisations across North Derbyshire, Chesterfield Royal Hospital is aiming to provide patients with a 'perfect week', as part of an exciting project that aims to make sure patients get home from hospital, with the support and care they need, as soon as they are medically fit to leave.
Speaking about 'Peak Flow 1', the Royal's Chief Executive, Gavin Boyle comments: "This is about improving care, working together differently and making the partnerships we talk about real and tangible..." READ MORE...
New Royal Baby On The Way!
Monday 8th September 2014 It's been announced this morning that HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby.
A statement from Clarence House this morning read, "Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.
"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness). Her Royal Highness will no longer..." READ MORE...
Police Called To Creswell Disturbance
Monday 8th September 2014 During the evening of Saturday September 6th, 2104 police were called to Hazelby Road, Creswell following reports of property being damaged and people threatened.
Several men had allegedly threatened residents, damaged a car window and the window and door of a house. An 18-year-old man from Sheffield was arrested the next day on suspicion of violent disorder and has been released on police bail while further inquiries are made. Anyone who has any information that would help the police investigation should contact officers on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Marathon Fun Runners Can 'Run For Ashya'
Thursday 4th September 2014 Run for Ashya King! That's the message today from Kids 'n' Cancer, the specialist national charity which is supporting the five-year-old, who is seriously ill with brain cancer.
Race entries for the charity's Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon have closed, but family fun run entries remain open for the race, which takes place on September 14th, as support for Ashya, parents Brett and Naghemeh King and their family, continues to grow.
Brett and Naghemeh took Ashya out of hospital, without doctor's... READ MORE...
Appeal After Attempted Robbery At Holme Hall Post Office
Thursday 4th September 2014 Just before 9am yesterday (Wednesday 3rd), a man went into the post office on Wardgate Way in Chesterfield, armed with a knife and demanded money.
When staff refused his demand, he ran off past Lloyds Pharmacy, the family centre and church and down a footpath in the direction of the school, he's then believed to have gone onto Loundsley Green Road. The suspect is described as being white, of chunky build, wearing a red top and dark bottoms. Anyone in the area who saw a person fitting the description or has information about the incident should ring 101 and ask for DC Russ Garner or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal To Trace Young Girl's 'Mobility Scooter Samaritan'
Thursday 4th September 2014 Police in the Birdholme area of Chesterfield are appealing for information to help trace a man on a mobility scooter who helped a girl on Bacon's Lane.
It is in relation to an incident between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday, August 31st, where a man, driving a four-dour silver car, allegedly spoke to an 11-year-old girl at the junction of Bacon's Lane and Birdholme Crescent.
The girl felt frightened by the man, and ran to a grey-haired man on a mobility scooter who was passing at the time. The man on the mobility scooter is... READ MORE...
Opening Doors For Young Carers
Thursday 4th September 2014 As part of an innovative new project by Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA), 28th August saw young carers flocking to the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton for a well-earned Celebration Event, attended by VIP guests The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Councillor Alexis Diouf and Mrs Vickey-Anne Diouf.
Young carers and siblings had the chance to boogie the night away to hot DJ music, enjoy a huge healthy buffet and experience the unique opportunity to meet and chat to other carers in an informal setting and, importantly, in an environment away from daily pressures and responsibilities. READ MORE...
Chesterfield MP Takes On The Ice Bucket Challenge
Thursday 4th September 2014 It's Chilly in Chesterfield! Toby Perkins MP takes the Ice-Bucket Challenge to Raise Money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield and Shadow Minister for Small Business, has undertaken the 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' in aid of motor neurone disease. Toby was doused with icy water by his wife Suzie and two children, Chloe and Lewis, outside his constituency office.
A very cold Toby said afterwards, "Thank you to Peak FM..." READ MORE...
Injured Woman Dies Following Collision In Duckmanton
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Derbyshire Police have confirmed this morning that the rider of a moped, who was involved in a collision (as reported earlier) in Duckmanton on Monday, September 1st, has died.
Nicola Sanderson, 40, from Hollingwood near Chesterfield, died in Sheffield Northern General yesterday (Tuesday September 2nd). Ms Sanderson's moped was in collision with a Ford Transit van at the junction of Tom Lane and Staveley Road, Duckmanton at 4.25pm.
Anyone who saw the collision, contact police on 101 quoting incident no 444 01/09/14.
Tony Benn: Will & Testament - The Town Hall Screening Tour
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Will and Testament is a moving and informative tribute to Tony Benn - political firebrand, prolific diarist, writer, charismatic anti-war campaigner, husband and father.
Tony participated extensively in the making of the film, which was completed prior to his death in March 2014. This unique autobiographical film will be released at cinemas from 3rd October 2014.
Prior to the main cinema release, distributor Praslin Pictures is hosting a series of very special event screenings at Town Hall venues... READ MORE & VIDEO...
'Serious' Collision Prompts Police Appeal
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision near Duckmanton, Chesterfield.
At 4.25pm on Monday September 1st a Ford Transit van and a Yamaha moped collided at the junction of Tom Lane and Staveley Road, Duckmanton. The 40-year-old female rider of a white 125cc moped was airlifted to Sheffield Northern General after she sustained serious head injuries. The van driver wasn't injured and the road was closed until 8pm.
Anyone who saw the collision, contact police on 101 quoting incident no 444 01/09/14.
Kids 'n' Cancer Offer Helping Hand To Ashya King's Family
Monday 1st September 2014 Specialist national charity, Kids 'n' Cancer has offered a helping hand to the family of five-year-old Ashya King who is seriously ill with brain cancer.
Ashya's parents Brett and Naghemeh were arrested in Spain following an international search after taking Ashya from Southampton General Hospital, without doctors' consent, on Thursday afternoon.
They had travelled with his siblings on a ferry to France in pursuit of specialist cancer treatment which medics in the UK had refused to sanction. READ MORE...
Investigation And Club Statements Following Port Vale Clash
Monday 1st September 2014 Staffordshire Police and Port Vale football club say that they are now jointly investigating scenes which took place after Chesterfield's clash with Port Vale on Saturday at Vale Park.
After what had been a volatile game, with bookings in double figures, Chesterfield players had come out to applaud the 800 plus travelling fans only to suddenly turn and run back to the mouth of the tunnel where stewards were dealing with what looked to be a verbal exchange between Vale fans and Chesterfield players.
Armand Gnanduillet, Chesterfield's number 9, who had been... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Fire Outside A House In Calow
Friday 29th August 2014
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fire was discovered outside a house in Calow.
On Friday, August 29th at 4.45am, the residents of a house on Top Road saw a fire outside their property. When they went to investigate they found that a petrol can had been set alight and placed next to the front door. The fire caused damage to the door and guttering. The police are carrying out a joint investigation with the fire service and anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jennifer Brocksopp using the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Elderly Woman Has Purse Stolen In Distraction Burglary
Thursday 28th August 2014 A 76-year-old woman had her purse stolen by a burglar who walked into her house after asking for a glass of water.
The victim was at home in Harehill Road, Chesterfield, when a man knocked on her door and asked for the drink.
While she went to the kitchen, the man walked into her living room. The victim later noticed that her purse, containing cash and bank cards, was missing.
The distraction burglar was white, aged between 30 and 40, about... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's Andrew Davies Joins Inspirational Sailing Trip
Thursday 28th August 2014 15 year old Andrew Davies from Chesterfield has taken part in an inspirational sailing trip with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, along with 29 other young people between the age of 8 -18 in recovery from cancer.
Andrew joined the crew of one of five yachts to sail around the Solent from the 11th - 14th August, in a four-day yacht adventure.
Andrew, who finished treatment in January 2013 for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at Sheffield Children's Hospital, was excited about the trip... READ MORE...
Teaching Award For Holywell Medical Group's Senior Partner
Thursday 28th August 2014 The senior partner at Holywell Medical Group, which runs GP practices in Chesterfield and Staveley, has been presented with a clinical teaching award by the University of Sheffield.
Dr Nadine Kale is part of the community-based teaching team supporting undergraduate medical students from the University who shadow GPs at HMG surgeries in Rectory Road, Staveley; Inkersall; Barrow Hill; and at Grange Family Medical Centre and Holywell House in Chesterfield.
The award was made following a vote from students and cites... READ MORE...
First Electric Car For Visiting NHS Patients In Derbyshire
Thursday 28th August 2014 A new Nissan Leaf electric car - the first of its kind delivered this week to Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust - is reducing the environmental impact of NHS workers travelling across the county.
The electric car is a new addition to the pool of 10 low emission Toyota Aygo cars which have proved so popular since the pool car scheme launched almost two years ago, primarily for the benefit of health workers travelling to remote parts of the county.
Mark Armstrong-Read from Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, led on the pool car scheme and now, the introduction of the... READ MORE...
Young Stars Rewarded At The Proact
Thursday 28th August 2014 The Chesterfield FC Community Trust Junior Awards have been presented at an event held at the Proact Stadium this morning.
Recognising the hard work and commitment that participants show in activities the Trust delivers around North Derbyshire, the awards promote the self-esteem and well being of the thousands of young people the Trust engages with every year and will embrace the partnerships that make its work a success.
In a ceremony hosted by the club's Head of press and media, Nick Johnson, and sponsored by Gulliver's Kingdom... READ MORE, PICS & AUDIO...
Jewellery Designer Pays Homage To Her Derbyshire Roots
Tuesday 26th August 2014 One local designer, who says the hills and landscapes of her home county - Derbyshire - provides inspiration for her unique creations, is now showcasing her wares in Chesterfield having caught the eye of respected local jewellery shop owner, Helen Dimmick.
Birmingham University graduate Daisy-Lee Overton, has lived in Derbyshire all her life and is proud to be able to share the beauty of the countryside with others through her collection of rings, as she explains, "I've been at Birmingham School of Jewellery for the past 3 years and, encouraged to complete my graduate collection, I started looking back at where I came from and the foliage..." READ MORE...
Charity Runners Hit The Road For Good Causes
Tuesday 26th August 2014 Over one hundred and fifty runners took part in the annual 5K Community Fun Run on Bank Holiday Monday morning.
Despite the wet conditions competitors ran, jogged or walked the route - from Sheepbridge to the Proact Stadium - where they were greeted by hundreds of family and friends. A junior fun run also took place, which consisted of three laps around the pitch.
Funds raised during the event were in support of two local charities - The Chesterfield FC Community Trust and The Child Foundation - both of... READ MORE...
Further Development In The Pipeline For Markham Vale
Friday 22nd August 2014 A further development could be on the cards for Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site, now a planning application has been submitted for a new 100,000 sqft warehouse and office building.
If the state-of-the-art development at Markham Vale gets the go-ahead, building work on the site next to the roundabout on Markham Lane could start in the autumn - bringing more construction jobs to the area.
Outline planning permission has already been granted for... READ MORE...
5k Community Fun Run Approaches
Friday 22nd August 2014 A reminder that bookings are now still being taken for this Bank Holiday Monday's 5K Community Fun run.
The event, which will raise funds for the Chesterfield Community Trust and The Child Foundation, will see competitors run, jog or walk the route, which begins at Sheepbridge Industrial Estate and ends at the Proact Stadium.
The fee to take part is £8 per runner (affiliated running club members are charged £6), with those registering on the day paying £2 extra. To register in advance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Marathon Runner Registrations At CASA Hotel
Friday 22nd August 2014 Runners taking part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will need to collect their race number for the event in the two days leading up to the big day.
Official registration for the marathon will take place at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on Friday 12th September between 10am and 9pm and on Saturday 13th September from 10am to 5pm, where runners can pick up their race number with the disposable chip time attached.
Everyone will also be provided with a race day 'Goody Bag' which... READ MORE...
Charley Ann Wells, 21 on Saturday 23rd August 2014
Happy Birthday for Saturday Charley - have a fantastic day!
Lots and lots of love from Dad, Rachel, Ant, Jordan and all your family and friends. Have a fab day xxx
Chesterfield Leisure Centre Gets A £2 Million Funding Boost
Thursday 21st August 2014 Following on from Wednesday's news of the new Queen's Park Sports Centre Plans being approved, today sees news that Chesterfield residents will benefit from the enhanced new Sports Centre, to be built on Queen's Park Annexe, as Chesterfield Borough Council receives £2 million of funding from Sport England.
The investment from Sport England's Strategic Facilities fund will allow previously approved plans for the new centre to be expanded to provide additional activity space, including: Increasing the main swimming pool from six to eight lanes; Increasing the size of the learner pool; Increasing the number of ... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Steve Walks The Walk For Local Clean Water Charity
Thursday 21st August 2014 One man from Chesterfield has just completed a trek of over 200 miles, in order to raise funds and awareness of a local charity, set up to provide a clean safe water supply for those unable to access it around the world.
Steve Phillips, from Brampton, made the journey from his grandmother's house in Cromford to his parents' house in Llwyngwril , near Aberdovey (216 miles) for Aquabox - set up by Wirksworth Rotary Club and aiming to provide boxes consisting of water filters and purification tablets to communities in dire need of fresh water. READ MORE...
Holywell Medical Updates Patients On Development Plans
Wednesday 20th August 2014 Around 40 patients with Holywell Medical Group (HMG) in the Staveley and Chesterfield areas, attended a meeting on Thursday, August 14th, to hear more about the development plans underway to improve access to the practice's health services.
The meeting was chaired by Dr Greg Place, chair of the Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee (LMC), and attended by staff from HMG, the group's Patient Participation Group, Derbyshire LMC and NHS England.
Holywell Medical Group Project Manager Pat Colclough... READ MORE...
Plans For Extended Queen's Park Sports Centre Approved
Wednesday 20th August 2014
Councillors have approved plans for a new, extended, Queen's Park Sports Centre to be built.
At their meeting yesterday, Tuesday 19th August, members of Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee approved plans for the new centre, which will be built on the site of Queen's Park Annexe, subject to planning conditions.
The council has applied to Sport England for a grant of more than £1 million to extend the plans for the new sports centre. READ MORE...
Traffic Delays Expected As Work Starts On A61 Cycle Lane
Tuesday 19th August 2014 It's been announced that work to build a new cycle lane in Chesterfield will start next Tuesday, 26th August, as part of plans to link different parts of the town together for cyclists.
Derbyshire County Council says a 720-metre cycle lane alongside the A61 northbound between Infirmary Road and Hazlehurst Lane will be created.
The path is being installed as part of the Chesterfield Cycle network which is a long-term project aimed at linking shopping areas, hospitals, schools, the train and bus station, Market Square and main residential areas in the town. READ MORE...
Shop Fire In Chesterfield
Monday 18th August 2014 - 14:00 Part of Stephenson Place is currently cordoned off after a fire at the Save The Children shop in Chesterfield.
A spokesman for the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has told The Chesterfield Post that a fire was reported at 11.47 am and four fire fighters were in attendance at the blaze - described as being in a ground floor terrace shop.
Crews are still in attendance at the scene though the fire is reported as being out. A fire Investigation Officer is on the way and the road remains cordoned off. No injuries are reported.
Inquest Response To Inspection Report On HMYOI Hindley
Monday 18th August 2014 The Chief Inspector of Prisons has today published an inspection report on HMYOI Hindley that notes, despite 'significant improvements', Hindley was 'still struggling to keep some of the boys it held safe'.
This comes after 17-year-old Jake Hardy from Stonegravels in Chesterfield, died at HMYOI Hindley in 2012.
The inspection was carried out between 3rd and 14th March 2014 whilst the inquest into his death was taking place. The inquest jury found that... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Cadet Celebrates Passing Out From Sandhurst
Monday 18th August 2014 A young cadet from Chesterfield has joined around 200 fellow graduates in a prestigious ceremony as she passed out from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, successfully completing the most respected and challenging officer training course in the world.
Each officer cadet at Sandhurst has undergone 44 weeks of intensive military and academic training, combined with adventurous training and sporting challenges, before taking part in the Sovereign's Parade in front of Her Majesty's representative, General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of General Staff. The parade has been run at the end of each term on Old College Square at Sandhurst for more... READ MORE...
Accessible Derbyshire To Film This Week With 'Visit Britain'
Monday 18th August 2014 LIGHTS ... CAMERA ... ACTION! It's been announced today that on Wednesday and Thursday (20th and 21st August), this week, Accessible Derbyshire, one of the area's newest charities, are filming with Geocast TV for Visit Britain!
TV Presenter Sophie Morgan is travelling up to Derbyshire to be the face of the film. During her stay she will be experiencing many of the amazing accessible locations which Derbyshire and the Peak District have to offer.
The film will be highlighting lots of Peak District National Park... READ MORE...
CCTV Images Released Of Shop Theft Incidents In Chesterfield
Friday 15th August 2014 Police in Chesterfield have released CCTV images of people they would like to speak to in connection with a number of shop theft incidents in the area.
The offences happened between June and August this year in the town centre, Hasland and Brimington, with items including food, toiletries, cleaning products, DVDs and a mobile phone being stolen.
Sergeant Dave Harrison of the Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership said: "Shoplifting has a significant cost to the local economy..." READ MORE...
'Farm To Fork' Roadshow Hits Tesco Extra
Friday 15th August 2014 Tesco customers are being invited to the Chesterfield Tesco Extra store at Lockoford Lane this week for a Farm to Fork roadshow.
The roadshow will give parents and their kids the chance to learn about where their food, and their milk in particular, comes from.
During the roadshow today, Friday 15th August, children will be able to walk around the many stalls; which range from a smoothie making kitchen to a cheese and butter making stand. Here they will be able to take part in a range of activities, including product sampling, interactive games including 'Milk the cow'... READ MORE...
A-Level Results: Future's Bright For Chesterfield Youngsters
Thursday 14th August 2014
It's been a day of high emotion for many young people across the area, as hundreds learned their A and AS level results.
With more 18 year olds than ever going to university - those pieces of paper are critical and, as students open their A level results UCAS says that more of them than ever before have already secured a place on a degree course as we reported earlier.
Derbyshire students have also done exceptionally well this year - with some schools reporting their best ever results. READ MORE...
Advice (And Good Luck) On 'A' Level Results Day
Thursday 14th August 2014 As students throughout Chesterfield open their A level results this morning, UCAS say that more of them than ever before have already secured a place on a degree course.
396,990 students have already been accepted onto UK undergraduate courses, up 11,090 (3%) on last year, 352,590 students (an increase of 2%) have secured their first choice of course and for the first time, numbers of students going to university or college to study a degree could top 500,000 by the end of the cycle.
The largest group of applicants placed so far are from England... READ MORE...
Markham Vale Regeneration Expands After Bridge Removal
Thursday 14th August 2014
One of the country's largest cranes was in Derbyshire on Tuesday to remove a bridge deck as part of plans to expand Derbyshire County Council's flagship Markham Vale regeneration site.
The 'Bailey' design bridge over Erin Road - an old colliery haul road used by colliery vehicles travelling to and from the former Seymour Colliery - was successfully removed on Tuesday 12th August by Mabey Bridge Ltd working in close partnership with officers of Derbyshire County Council and used a huge 350 tonne weight limit crane to lift the bridge off its abutments before dismantling it. READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC Memorial Garden Fundraising Target Reached!
Thursday 14th August 2014 The £35,000 target to complete the Chesterfield FC Memorial Garden has been reached.
"There have been many significant acts of incredible generosity by individuals, organisations and companies," said fundraising coordinator Phil Tooley, who added: "But the one that took us over the line was something extra special."
Phil explained: "Our Gala Dinner at the start of this month, attended by many of our supporters and sponsors, had many emotional moments during the evening and that emotion spilled over to someone who'd not even been there. READ MORE...
2014 Food And Drink Awards Shortlist Announced
Thursday 14th August 2014 24 food and drink businesses have been shortlisted across nine categories in the 2014 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards, organised in association with Chesterfield College - headline sponsor of the awards for the second year running.
The shortlisted establishments were selected from hundreds of nominations received by the competition organisers, Destination Chesterfield.
Four of the nominees - Calabria, Stephenson's Coffee and Tea House, Barca Bar and Tramway Tavern - are hoping to retain their titles in 2014... READ MORE...
6 Year Old Poppy Hosts 'Right Royal Picnic' To Aid Servicemen
Thursday 14th August 2014 Six-year-old Poppy Crosby from Derbyshire hosted her own 'Poppy Picnic' on Sunday 10th August, to help raise funds for The Royal British Legion's vital work with the Armed Forces community.
Poppy's father, Lieutenant Commander David Crosby, serves with the Royal Navy and chose Poppy's name as she was born during the Remembrance period.
Having written to The Queen to invite her to a picnic, Poppy is one of over 1,000 people who have already registered to host a picnic and received the Legion's free Picnic packs available from... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Theft Of 'High Value' Bike In Chesterfield
Thursday 14th August 2014
Officers investigating a burglary in Chesterfield are appealing for information in connection with the theft of a high value bike.
Derbyshire Police have said that, sometime between Thursday, July 24th and Friday, August 1st, offenders gained entry via a side door of a property in Barton Crescent, Chesterfield.
Along with the family car (which was later recovered), a number of pedal cycles, cycling medals and a unique racing bike was stolen. READ MORE...
Traffic Restrictions At Hornsbridge Lifted Ahead Of Schedule
Tuesday 12th August 2014 Traffic restrictions at Hornsbridge Island in Chesterfield have been lifted four weeks earlier than anticipated.
Chesterfield Borough Council asked the contractor, NT Killingley, to carry out the work to a revised schedule which has allowed the restrictions to be lifted earlier than planned.
Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council's leader and executive member for regeneration, said: "I'd like to thank NT Killingley for working extra hours and working at the weekends to allow the work... " READ MORE...
Man Falls To His Death From Chesterfield Multi-Storey Car Park
Monday 11th August 2014 Police officers in Chesterfield are investigating the death of a man who fell from a car park in the town this afternoon.
Officers were called to the multi-storey car park on Beetwell Street at 9.50 this morning, Monday August 11th, by car park staff who were concerned for the safety of the man.
Police negotiators attended and spent several hours talking to the man, thought to be in his 50s, but he fell from the car park at 13.40pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene. READ MORE...
Council's Pledge To Solve Chesterfield's Flooding Issues
Saturday 9th August 2014 With perfect timing after yesterday's chaos, news that this week, Yorkshire Water and Chesterfield Borough Council have pledged to work together to tackle flooding in the town, including the long running issues at Horns Bridge roundabout.
The pledge came following a meeting where council leader, Councillor John Burrows and Yorkshire Water's director of customer service and networks Dr Helen Phillips, met to discuss the company's work in the area.
Cllr Burrows and Dr Phillips were joined by Councillor... READ MORE...
Council Reassesses Its Options Over Northern Gateway
Saturday 9th August 2014 Plans for the Northern Gateway scheme are being reassessed by Chesterfield Borough Council to respond to the changing High Street retail sector.
The Northern Gateway scheme aims to create a high quality shopping, restaurant and leisure development on land surrounding the 'Donut' roundabout site.
Chesterfield has one of the best town centre shop occupancy rates in the country - with additions in the last few years including Debenhams, Next, Asda Home, T K Maxx and Boyes. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Exposes Himself To 14 Year Old Girls
Friday 8th August 2014 On Thursday, August 7th, at 6.50pm, two 14-year-old girls were in Walton Woods, near to a tree swing, when they noticed a man stood next to a tree exposing himself, the girls then ran off towards Matlock Road.
The man was described as white, between 23-24 years-old and of a medium build. He was wearing a plain white top, a black zip-up hooded top, black trousers and black trainers.
Anyone with information, please contact PC Aaron Vernon at Clay Cross police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Flooding And Road Collapses Following Heavy Downpours
Friday 8th August 2014 Chesterfield was once again left struggling with flooding at major junctions into the town tonight following heavy rain in the early evening.
Areas heavily affected have been Hornsbridge Island, Sainsbury's supermarket at Lockoford Lane needed to close the store due to flooding risk and even the Railway Station was affected.
There has also been a road collapse on Princess Street in Brimington - Service 90 buses are currently operating on a diversion via Corporation St... READ MORE...
Boxing Personality To Appear At Staveley MWFC Dinner Event
Friday 8th August 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Champion boxer Johnny Nelson will be the special guest at a fundraising dinner organised by Staveley Miners Welfare FC later this month.
Nelson, who is a former European and British Cruiserweight champion, will be the guest speaker at the dinner on Thursday, August 14th with a 7pm start. The dress code is smart casual.
The event will also feature top comedian Jimmy Carol with Sky Sports reporter and Chesterfield FC's Media boss, Nick Johnson, acting as your... READ MORE...
Police Name Cyclist Killed In A61 Collision
Thursday 7th August 2014
Officers who were trying to identify the cyclist who died as a result of a collision on the A61 near Dronfield have named him today (Thursday, August 7th) following a formal identification by his family.
Malcolm Cottam, 55, from Sheffield, suffered serious head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Northern General Hospital, in Sheffield, where he later died.
Police would again like to thank the public for information received in trying to identify Mr Cottam.
Police Seek Witnesses Following Chesterfield Burglaries
Thursday 7th August 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses after two burglaries took place in Chesterfield.
On Saturday, August 2nd, offenders forced open the lock of a property on Nethergreen Avenue in Killamarsh.
Offenders carried out an untidy search and made off with a number of items including jewellery, a Samsung laptop and an iPod Nano.
Police believe that the thieves used a pillow case to transport... READ MORE...
County Council Task Force To Tackle Youth Unemployment
Wednesday 6th August 2014 Plans to tackle youth unemployment are being drawn up by Derbyshire County Council to get more young people into work, further education or training.
While the number of 16-17-year-olds without a job, in education or training fell slightly this year, figures from May show around a third (2,675) of Derbyshire's unemployed are aged 18-24 - which is higher than the national average.
Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: "We want to build a strong..." READ MORE...
Police Release EVO-fit Of The Cyclist Killed In A61 Collision
Tuesday 5th August 2014 Officers trying to identify a cyclist who died after a collision on a dual carriageway near Dronfield, have released an EVO-fit image of his face, a picture of the brand of bike he was riding and a picture of the helmet and shoes that he was wearing, in the hope that someone will know who he is.
The incident happened on the southbound carriageway of the A61 at about 3.20pm on Thursday, July 31st.
It involved a Citroen C3 and a cyclist who was riding a... READ MORE & PICS...
New Markham Development Brings Further Jobs Boost
Tuesday 5th August 2014 A new family pub and restaurant development is to open on Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site bringing 40 jobs to the area.
Marston's Inns and Taverns, which provides pubs throughout the UK, has selected Markham Vale off M1 junction 29A near Chesterfield, to build its new pub restaurant which will be called The Little Castle.
The premises, which will have 180 covers, are currently being built and are expected to be complete by December. READ MORE...
Alan Stevenson Leaves The Spireites
Tuesday 5th August 2014 Alan Stevenson has left his role as Chesterfield FC's Marketing Director after seven years.
Stevenson, (left), who is a former Chesterfield FC goalkeeper, rejoined the club in 2007 to oversee the commercial activities relating to the move to a new stadium. Spireites' Chief Executive Chris Turner said: "Alan has decided to move on to work on other projects. His expertise was highly valued and we would like to thank him for his services and wish him all the best for the future." Stevenson began his playing career with Chesterfield, making over 100 appearances for the club before moving to Burnley in 1972.
Spire Lotto Winners For Week 14
Tuesday 5th August 2014
This week's 'Spire Lotto' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with prizes paid out each week and a chance for you to win up to £10,000
Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...
Police Renew Appeal To Identify Cyclist Killed After Collision
Monday 4th August 2014 Derbyshire police are renewing their appeal for help to identify a cyclist who died on Thursday after a collision on the A61 by-pass.
Police have been unable to identify the cyclist as he had no ID on his person and no one has so far come forward.
They previously issued a statement which said, "At about 3.20pm on Thursday 31st July, a road traffic collision took place on the A61 Dronfield by-pass about 2km south of Bowshaw Island. A pedal cycle travelling in the direction of Chesterfield was struck by a Citroen C3 motor car travelling in the same..." READ MORE...
Last Chance For Mobile Library & Street Light Consultations
Monday 4th August 2014
Derbyshire residents are being urged to make sure they have their say on possible changes to the way street lights across Derbyshire are maintained, before the consultation closes on Friday 8th August along with the consultation on Mobile Library changes on Saturday 9th August.
The possible changes that residents are being asked for their views on are: Only replacing failed light bulbs in priority locations; Which locations should be priority locations; Investing in LED light bulbs and finally Dimming LED light bulbs in some locations at night... READ MORE...
"A Very Proud Moment!" CFC's Memorial Garden Is Unveiled
Monday 4th August 2014 It was perhaps fitting that, the weekend immediately prior to today's 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, Chesterfield FC's Memorial Garden would be see its first memorials unveiled in the presence of The Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Alexis Diouf, Mr William Tucker Lord- Lieutenant of Derbyshire and the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Mr David Coleman.
As part of a Gala Dinner which celebrated the completion of the 'first phase' of the project, guests gathered outside at the newly created garden at the rear of the Proact's East Stand, to take part in a ceremony to remember the fallen players and officials at the club - and pay respects to some of those... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Namibian Commonwealth Bronze Medallist Visits Mayor
Friday 1st August 2014
With just under a week of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow left, one medal winner came to Chesterfield yesterday to see the sights - and meet the Mayor and the society that celebrates the twinning of Chesterfield with the Namibian town of Tsumeb.
Johanna Benson, 24, and a member of the Namibian Para-Sport team competing at the games, was invited here by Derek Sherratt, a member of the Tsumeb Society, after he met her whilst attending an event at which the Namibian High Commissioner was present. READ MORE...
Council To Open New Information And Booking Hub
Thursday 31st July 2014 A combined information and theatres booking hub for residents and visitors is to be launched at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, next to the Crooked Spire Church.
This will enable staff to provide a dedicated service selling tickets for Chesterfield Borough Council's Theatres, taking venue hire bookings, and providing information for visitors and local people.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: "We currently..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Couple Conned Into Handing Over Cash
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses after a couple were conned into handing over money in their home.
On Friday, July 25th at 10.45am, a man visited a house on Windermere Road in Clay Cross claiming to be from the court service.
He convinced the couple that he needed to check that the cash they had in the property was not counterfeit and said he would do it for them.
The couple handed over the money that they had in the house... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal Confirms No-one Hurt Following Fire Scare
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Chesterfield Royal Hospital has said this morning that their Accident and Emergency is now running normally after two fire alarms triggered evacuations last night.
A statement last evening (Tuesday 29th July) on the hospital's Facebook page confirmed that no patients were hurt after their Emergency Department had to be evacuated.
It read, "Patients in the Emergency Department were moved to a safe area earlier this evening as a precautionary measure - following sparks in one..." READ MORE...
Good News For Parents With School Meal Price Freeze
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Meal prices in Derbyshire schools look set to be frozen for the coming academic year - despite rising costs.
Derbyshire County Council is recommending schools keep meal prices at 2012/13 prices when pupils return for the new academic year in September 2014.
It means the price for primary school meals should stay at £1.95, with secondary school meals remaining at £2.30.
The prices are lower than in many neighbouring authorities... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Steps Back In Time To Sample Medieval Life
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Queen Elizabeth was in Chesterfield yesterday - though sadly for royal watchers, it was Queen Elizabeth I rather than our current monarch!
Her Majesty was, like thousands of visitors, taking in the annual Medieval Market - a fun family day which also enables charities to promote their activities and spread their message.
The event with a medieval theme is organised by Chesterfield Borough Council and many stallholders on the open-air market were in... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Vicar Lane Shopping Centre's 'Hidden Talent Contest' Success
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Fourteen acts including singers, martial arts performers, dancers and a magician made it through to the final of Chesterfield's Hidden Talent Contest at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre on Sunday 27th July 2014.
The event was hosted jointly by Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield College and Donut Creative Arts Studio.
Judges Kelvin Wilson from Lifestyle Fitness, Kieran Silkstone and Jake Slater - Ambassadors from Chesterfield College, found the standard... READ MORE...
Caledonians To Meet At Carsington Water Wildlife Centre
Wednesday 30th July 2014 The next meeting of the Association is a Weekend Lunchtime Venture and will take place at the Wildlife Centre at Carsington Water this Saturday, 2nd August.
The plan is to meet at the Wildlife Centre at 2pm. All are welcome to come along and join them where an expert guide will help observe native and visiting birds, in a splendid natural setting, followed by a pub meal on what should be a lovely day out.
Anyone not wishing to join the walk are very welcome to join the Association later at the Knockerdown Inn, to eat at around 5pm, and located nearby... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Western Front Association August Meeting Details
Wednesday 30th July 2014 The next Branch Meeting of the Chesterfield Western Front Association will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th August 2014 at Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.
The speaker, Mr Tony Bolton, the Branch Chairman, will, during the Centenary year of World War I, talk about how the British mobilised in August 1914.
For more information please contact Mr Mark Macartney (Vice Chairman) on 01623 812110, check the branch website at www.wfachesterfield.com or email email@example.com
Local McDonalds' Volunteers Clean Up Chesterfield Skate Park
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Local McDonald's franchisee, Walter Wright and crew from the two restaurants in Chesterfield joined forces to tackle litter in the local skate park situated in-between the two restaurants.
The McDonald's tidy team embarked on the litter picking challenge to make the skate park an area that local children can enjoy.
The group was made up of 20 volunteers who dedicated over three hours of their time to collect 21 bags of rubbish. Donning high visibility jackets and armed with litter pickers, the team looked to encourage the community to... READ MORE...
Travel Training Helps Derbyshire Youngsters
Wednesday 30th July 2014 A successful travel scheme which helps Derbyshire youngsters with special educational needs get out and about in their communities could be continued.
Derbyshire County Council's independent travel training helps young people with reduced mobility, learning difficulties or low confidence be able to use public transport safely.
Classroom or practical training has been given to more than 135 children to help them get to school, employment and socialise since the training... READ MORE...
Arrest After Alleged Assault Leaves Man With Facial Injuries
Tuesday 29th July 2014 A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicious of wounding after an alleged assault outside a pub in Chesterfield.
The incident took place in Factory Street, Chesterfield, at about 11.20pm on Friday, July 25th.
The 31-year-old victim had been drinking in the nearby Anchor Inn when he left with another man.
Shortly after, an argument took place and the victim was... READ MORE...
Holmebrook Park Hosts 'Festival Of Football'
Tuesday 29th July 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Chesterfield football fans can put their best foot forward at a festival of football to celebrate the reopening of pitches at Holmebrook Valley Park.
The event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, takes place on Sunday 3rd August from 10am to 2pm and allows residents to try out the improved football pitches at the park. The event is free and there is no need to book.
Coaches from Chesterfield Football Club, the Football Association and local coaches will be offering training for youngsters. READ MORE...
Victoria Tackles Gruelling Desert Marathon For Local Charity
Monday 28th July 2014 A Chesterfield woman is set to go the 'extra 150 miles' for a Chesterfield based children's cancer charity when she takes on a gruelling marathon challenge in the Sahara Desert.
Victoria Crampton, 24, will compete in the Marathon de Sables - dubbed the toughest footrace on earth - in aid of Chesterfield based national charity, Kids 'n' Cancer, which specialises in securing Proton Therapy treatment for young people with different forms of cancer.
The challenge, which will take place in April 2015, will see... READ MORE...
'We Will Remember Them'
Monday 28th July 2014 Chesterfield residents can take part in a series of events at Chesterfield Museums to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
The events, at the Chesterfield Borough Council operated venues, will explore different aspects of life during the First World War through the eyes of people who were there.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "The First World War marked a turning point in our history, which has now passed from living memory." READ MORE...
Tapton Lock - "One Of The Country's Finest Green Spaces"
Monday 28th July 2014 Tapton Lock, a quarter mile stretch of the Chesterfield Canal, has been named one of the country's finest green spaces, after receiving a prestigious Green Flag award.
The national award, handed out by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country - and the site, run by Derbyshire County Council, stood out after impressing the judges as a welcoming space and a peaceful haven.
A record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces have received... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Help In Tracing Missing Woman
Friday 25th July 2014 Police in Derbyshire are appealing to a woman who has been reported missing to contact them.
Mehnaz Khan, who is also known by the name of 'Mina', has recently been staying in Chesterfield but was reported missing on Wednesday July 23rd. Mehnaz used to live in Sheffield and has spoken about moving back there. Officers believe she may have returned but have been unable to trace her to make sure she is safe. She is 35-years-old and of Pakistani origin. She is five feet five inches tall, of slim build, with black shoulder-length hair and a fringe. She has tattoos on her arms. Officers are asking Mehnaz or anyone who knows where she is to contact them on 101.
Police In Chesterfield Granted Additional Powers
Friday 25th July 2014 Police in Chesterfield have been granted additional enforcement powers to help them target the anti-social behaviour of a small minority of people in Chesterfield town centre.
The decision to introduce the Dispersal Order has been taken by Derbyshire police and Chesterfield Borough Council, in consultation with other partner agencies, to respond to community concerns.
Under Section 30 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, uniformed police officers and PCSOs have the power to ask groups of two or more... READ MORE...
Update On Work At Hornsbridge Island
Friday 25th July 2014 Traffic control measures at Hornsbridge Island will be removed earlier than planned after a review into the project.
Chesterfield Borough Council asked the contractors, NT Killingley, and Derbyshire County Council, which is responsible for roads in the county, to urgently carry out the review to reduce the delays for drivers approaching the island during busy periods.
The traffic control measures are expected to be removed soon after the August Bank Holiday, provided the good weather continues. READ MORE...
Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show - Sunday 27th July
Friday 25th July 2014 Local charities are once again set to benefit when hundreds of classic cars and bikes turn up at the picturesque Ashover Show Ground, near Chesterfield, for an all-day rally, which could raise thousands of pounds for local charities.
Believed to be the East Midlands' best Classic Car & Bike Show of the year, runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 27th July 2014.
It is attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and is expected to include classic cars, bikes and scooters from all eras. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Companies Urged To Explore Oman And Qatar
Thursday 24th July 2014 Forward-thinking local companies are being urged to make the most of business opportunities in some of the fastest growing areas in the world, as export body UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) launch a high profile market visit to Oman and Qatar.
Ian Harrison, Regional Director for UKTI East Midlands said: "East Midlands exports are continuing to grow, rising by 5.5% in the last financial year to £21bn, giving a confidence boost to firms across the region and the economy as a whole.
"We want to maintain the momentum and give local firms..." READ MORE...
Still Time To Have Your Say On Local Mobile Library Services
Thursday 24th July 2014 Residents still have three weeks to give their views on the future of Derbyshire County Council's mobile library service in a consultation to help the authority deal with budget cuts.
The council has to cut £157 million over the next four years and is looking at making changes to services across the council.
Its mobile fleet currently consists of two large maximum capacity vehicles (MCVs) and eight smaller standard mobile libraries. It costs the authority £720,000 a year to run the service which currently employs 26 people - equivalent... READ MORE...
Have Your Say On Possible Changes To Street Lights
Thursday 24th July 2014 Derbyshire residents are being urged to make sure they have their say on possible changes to the way street lights across Derbyshire are maintained, before the consultation closes on Friday 8th August.
The possible changes that residents are being asked for their views on are: Only replacing failed light bulbs in priority locations; Which locations should be priority locations; Investing in LED light bulbs and finally Dimming LED light bulbs in some locations at night.
Derbyshire County Council's Deputy Cabinet Member for... READ MORE...
Improvement Work To Take Place At Thistle Park
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 Children in Brimington are set to benefit from new play equipment at their local park thanks to Chesterfield Borough Council.
Thistle Park on Station Road, Brimington, will have new play equipment installed and work carried out to improve drainage on the site.
The play area and the car park will be closed for two weeks from Monday 28th July while the work takes place to improve facilities. Pedestrian access will be available for users of the park while the work is carried out and the new play area and car park are due to reopen on Monday 11th August. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Incident In Chesterfield's Moo Bar
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in Moo Bar in Chesterfield.
Details of what happened are unclear, but officers believe that two groups of people were involved in a confrontation in the early hours of Sunday, July 20th.
A 21-year-old man from Mansfield sustained a fractured jaw and has undergone surgery at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in Moo Bar... READ MORE...
Crime Against Taxi Drivers Not Acceptable Say Police
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Recently revealed figures show that, in the period from 1st January to 31st March, there were 31 taxi related crimes committed in Chesterfield.
Presenting the figures to the Taxi Licensing Consultative Group, Inspector John Turner confirmed that, included in that figure were seven assaults, three incidents which involved threatening behaviour and one robbery. Eight people made off without payment and four vehicles suffered damage.
Speaking to us on Friday, Acting Inspector Mark Church told us... READ MORE...
Have We Got A Handle On Online Gambling?
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Guest Article. With the World Cup finally ended, sports betting and online gambling in general has been making the headlines for more than a few reasons recently.
Most notable was a recent case in Singapore, when an advertisement created to highlight the concerns of gambling spectacularly backfired. The advertisement, which graced bus stops everywhere, showed two children having a conversation, with a speech bubble from one saying: "I hope Germany wins. My dad bet all my savings on them!" Thankfully for that child, Germany won the World Cup - but the underlying message is far more poignant. READ MORE...
Fire At Chesterfield's Queen's Park Annexe
Monday 21st July 2014 Fire crews were in attendance during the early hours of Monday morning, at a fire on the site of the Queen's Park Annexe.
A spokesman for the Derbyshire Fire And Rescue Service said, "At 22.53pm, fire crews from Chesterfield, Staveley and Clay Cross attended a building fire at Queen's Park Annexe on Boythorpe Road.
"Fire was in a single story sports building approximately 20m x 10m in size, which was well alight. Fire crews used three main lines to put out the fire and Police were in attendance."
Police CCTV Van Hits Local Region
Monday 21st July 2014 There is a new addition to the streets of Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and the Amber Valley - which is dedicated to targeting crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Mobile Police Station, which has been serving the area for a number of years, has now been kitted out with CCTV cameras and monitoring equipment.
Supported by the local district and borough community safety partnerships, the van can be used by officers as needed in various locations with the aim of helping to prevent, reduce and help detect crime and anti-social behaviour. READ MORE...
Could Your Business Benefit To The Tune Of £75,000?
Monday 21st July 2014 Small businesses in Derbyshire are being helped to develop and grow with grants of up to £75,000 - and there's still time for local firms to bid for cash.
Derbyshire Economic Partnership - backed by Derbyshire County Council - secured £3m for small businesses from the Government's Regional Growth Fund.
Businesses around the county are already benefitting with around £0.5 million already awarded to 25 businesses through the Global Derbyshire Small Business Support Programme. READ MORE...
'Chesterfield To Be A Success' Says Council Chief Huw Bowen
Wednesday 16th July 2014 After an ongoing ten and a half years as part of the Chesterfield Borough Council, Huw Bowen, the current Chief Executive spoke to The Chesterfield Post about his roles as part of the council and ongoing issues within The Borough.
To begin with, having moved on from the High Peak Borough Council, Huw was the director placed to look after the front line services. He was then lucky enough to become Deputy Chief Executive under the guidance of David Shaw and when he retired in 2008, Huw was awarded the pole position and has retained the role ever since. READ MORE...
Still Time To Enrol On Derbyshire BikeSafe
Wednesday 16th July 2014 Places are still available on this month's Derbyshire BikeSafe workshop.
BikeSafe - which is run by Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership - helps qualified motorcyclists to brush up on their skills so they can stay safe on today's busy roads.
Derbyshire BikeSafe, which costs just £39, consists of: a workshop covering safe riding techniques; and a two-hour assessed ride - and is being held on Sunday 27th July at Derbyshire police headquarters in Ripley... READ MORE...
Cabinet Decides On Site For New Queen's Park Sports Centre
Tuesday 15th July 2014 Plans for the replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre have moved a step closer.
At their meeting today (Tuesday, 15th July) Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet decided the centre can be built on the site of Queen's Park Annexe, subject to planning permission. It means 19,050 square metres of land at the Annexe site can be used for the new sports centre rather than as open land following a public consultation on the plans.
This is less than half of the land at the site. The other area... READ MORE...
Councillors Campaign For Safer Car Exit At Whittington Store
Tuesday 15th July 2014 Councillors David and Paul Stone, Independent councillors representing Barrow Hill and New Whittington on Chesterfield Borough Council, have been campaigning on behalf of local residents for a clearer and improved view of passing vehicles when cars are exiting the Tescos Store on the High Street at Whittington.
Cllr Paul Stone said, "Because we already have a number of excellent local shops in New Whittington within walking distances for many residents, the Tescos store relies more on passing vehicle trade. When exiting the store, the only way to see the traffic from the right is to pull into the road." READ MORE...
Next Stop, Award-Winning Apprentice Programme!
Tuesday 15th July 2014 Three talented young people are being given the opportunity to join one of the transport industry’s leading engineering apprenticeship programmes.
Bus operator Stagecoach Yorkshire is hiring two people to train as body trades technicians in Barnsley and Chesterfield and one mechanic for its depot in Sheffield.
More than 160 apprentices are already on Stagecoach's four-year programme, which involves a combination of residential and on-the-job training at... READ MORE...
An Invite To The People Of Chesterfield From The Air Cadets
Tuesday 15th July 2014
The air cadets have been in Chesterfield for decades and they are still going strong today.
On Sunday 20th July, the local Air Cadets are opening the gates to give you a glimpse of life as a cadet at Chesterfield's own 331 Squadron.
Come along to this exciting event, and bring all your family members to join in on the minibus pull, mobile climbing tower and then relax with a cup of tea and piece of cake whilst enjoying a performance from the incredible Flying Ukes. READ MORE...
Ringing The Changes! Local School To Undergo Rebranding
Tuesday 15th July 2014 - by Y10 Pupil, Lia Green "I wanted to make a difference to the students that come here" - that's Tracey Burnside, Headteacher of the Meadows Community School - who will oversee a rebranding of the secondary school from September.
The Meadows, which has 450 students on roll, will change its name to Whittington Green School and Mrs Burnside says she has "higher expectations and hopes for a place where the students are proud of their school".
Previously acting head at Springwell Community College, she... READ MORE...
Appeal After Moped Is Taken From Outside Owner's Address
Monday 14th July 2014 Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a moped which was taken from the street outside the owner's address.
The white 2013 plate Honda moped was parked in Cundy Road, Bolsover, and was last seen by its owner at about 11.30pm on Saturday, July 12th. At about 10.30am the next morning, the owner noticed that it was missing. Police investigating the theft want to hear from anyone who might have spotted the moped or have information on its whereabouts. Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 29108/14. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
"I Am Very Lucky!" Interview With The Mayor Of Chesterfield
Monday 14th July 2014 The Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Alexis Diouf, has been in post for two months and says that he is thoroughly enjoying the mayoral experience so far.
Talking to The Chesterfield Post in his parlour last week, he told Lia Green that being Mayor of Chesterfield has been a huge honour for a boy born in Senegal, before moving to Chesterfield - a town which he says he has been made to feel at home in.
His Worship told us he had wanted to be Mayor, "To pay back people who put so much faith in me, Chesterfield people..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Accident on M1 Causing Severe Delays This Morning
Monday 14th July 2014 - 08:00
An accident earlier this morning on the southbound M1 at J29 (Chesterfield) which closed one lane in the 50mph section, has caused severe delays.
The accident is now clear, but traffic are warning there are up to 60 minute delays southbound between J32 and J28 and it may take some time to clear during the rush hour this morning.
Please make plans for the extra time or take an alternative route.
Disruption To Council Services During Strike Action
Wednesday 9th July 2014 There is expected to be widespread disruption to services across the area on Thursday, July 10th, as public sector workers strike over pay.
Government offices and schools may be affected as members of three unions - UNISON, GMB and UNITE - take part in a national day of action.
After a 1% pay rise was offered to government and school staff, UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, said: "We have a clear majority for strike action so a one day strike will go ahead on 10th July. We expect to be..." READ MORE...
Former Mayor Thanks Chesterfield For Its Support
Tuesday 8th July 2014 Former Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Paul Christopher Stone, has today announced the total made for his nominated charities during his mayoral year (2013/14).
Just over nine thousand pounds was raised via various charity events and Cllr Stone says that he wishes to place on record his thanks for everyone who helped or donated.
The monies were divided as follows: Pathways of Chesterfield, a Special collection, money raised was £105, Food Banks/Soup Kitchen... READ MORE...
Appeal After Rogue Traders Target Elderly In North Derbyshire
Monday 7th July 2014 Police are appealing for information and offering advice about cold callers after reports of a rogue trader targeting elderly residents in the North Derbyshire area following four suspicious incidents.
They happened during the afternoon and early evening of Tuesday, July 1st in the Wingerworth and Brookside areas.
The first took place at around 3.45pm on Mill Crescent, Wingerworth. A man called at a property, claiming he knew the resident, and offered to carry out repairs to the chimney. He left when the owner declined. READ MORE...
Paper Children Reach Out Around The World
Monday 7th July 2014 They say that school days are the best days of your life - but some children aren't fortunate enough to be able to attend a school.
Now, a local primary school is doing its bit to enable other children throughout the world to get an education.
New Whittington Primary School, a level 1 graded Rights Respecting School - an initiative stemming from UNICEF which says that all children, wherever they are in the world, have 45 rights such as to clean water and housing, a voice and education - has mounted a campaign to raise awareness of the issue and... READ MORE...
Police Renew Appeal Regarding Missing Chesterfield Man
Monday 7th July 2014 Derbyshire police have renewed an appeal for help to find a missing man who disappeared two years ago this Wednesday.
Tim Beardsley was last seen by his wife leaving his home in Old Tupton, Chesterfield, on July 9th, 2012. He has not been seen or heard from since.
Mr Beardsley, 46, was driving a green Ford Focus estate, which was found abandoned near Ullswater in the Lake District on July 14th, 2012.
He is white, 5ft 10ins, with short, brown hair and blue eyes... READ MORE...
Spire Lotto Winners For Week 10
Monday 7th July 2014
This week's 'Spire Lotto' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with prizes paid out each week and a chance for you to win up to £10,000
Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...
Chesterfield Turns Out To Welcome Home The Lancers
Thursday 3rd July 2014 "It's a warming feeling knowing that you're doing something that everyone is so proud of. It's a special feeling to know that I am part of an organisation that keeps this country and other countries safe!" - Trooper Daniel O'Keefe from Whitwell, speaking to The Chesterfield Post just before he, alongside his comrades from the 9/12th Lancers, marched through Chesterfield this morning as part of their homecoming parade after returning from an eight month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The Battalion were awarded The Freedom of The Borough in 2012 and regularly return to the town, cementing the proud links that... READ MORE, PICS & AUDIO...
Rectory Rd Surgery To Remain Part Of Holywell Medical Group
Thursday 3rd July 2014 NHS England (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire) has said today that it has written to patients registered with Holywell Medical Group regarding the primary care services provided by the practice.
In the letter, Deputy Head of Commissioning Jonathan Rycroft says: "As you may be aware, since last autumn, NHS England (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire) and other NHS organisations have been working with Holywell Medical Group to address issues that have affected the services you receive.
"An independent review by Collingham Healthcare Education..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Soldier Prepares To March Through Home Town
Wednesday 2nd July 2014 Soldiers from the 9/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales') are looking forward to marching through the streets of Chesterfield tomorrow - Thursday, 3rd July - to mark their return home from Afghanistan.
Marching in her home town will be Lance Corporal Kiri Bashford. A clerk in the Adjutant's General Corps, Kiri was based in Camp Bastion where she was responsible for the booking of flights to outstations and back to the UK including soldiers going home on rest and relaxation.
Kiri said: "This was my first tour and I really enjoyed it..." READ MORE...
Police Warn Drivers To Lock Cars Following Thefts In Hasland
Wednesday 2nd July 2014 Police are urging motorists to make sure they lock their vehicles as they carry out enquiries into a number of thefts in the Hasland area.
It's after six cars, believed to have been left insecure overnight, were targeted between Saturday, June 21st and Tuesday, June 24th.
The cars had been parked on driveways on Oadby Drive, Rempstone Drive, Cropston Close and Knighton Close. Items including golf clubs, CDs, a DVD player, a drill and binoculars were stolen. READ MORE...
New Footbridge Opened At Chesterfield Canal Festival
Tuesday 1st July 2014
A new footbridge built over Chesterfield Canal in Staveley has been officially opened.
Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, opened Constitution Hill bridge on the first day of the Chesterfield Canal Festival on Saturday.
The bridge links the footpath from Staveley High Street to the Trans Pennine Trail and the canal towpath on the other side. READ MORE...
Former Alfreton Player Manager Jim Bullions, Dies Aged 90
Monday 30th June 2014 It is with great sadness that Alfreton Town Football Club announce the death of former Reds player and manager James Law Bullions who has passed away at the age of 90.
According to the Leeds United History website, Jim Bullions became Player Manager with Alfreton in September 1960 and played 58 games before retiring and went on to complete nine years in the role of Manager.
He remains the club's longest serving manager to date, and ironically, shares the same name as the second longest-serving manager of the... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Project Serves Former Armed Forces Personnel
Sunday 29th June 2014 For the past six months, The Armed Forces Hub has taken place at the Proact Stadium - a project aimed at supporting veterans of all ages who are looking to make the transition back into civilian life.
The scheme aims to provide all of the services that veterans may need coming away from the Armed Forces under one roof, signposting veterans towards vital information.
The official opening of the event took place on Friday 27th June, with dignitaries such as the Mayor of Chesterfield, Alexis Diouf, The Mayoress Vickie-Anne Diouf, as well as the MP for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins and... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Man Charged With Assault After Disturbance In Chesterfield
Saturday 28th June 2014
A man has been charged with assault following a disturbance in Holme Hall, Chesterfield, last weekend.
Police were called to reports of a group of people fighting near to the flats on Cauldon Drive at 12.30am on Sunday, June 22nd.
During the disturbance a 20-year-old man was allegedly struck to the ground. He was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital by ambulance suffering from an injury to the head. READ MORE...
Midlands Cavalry Return Home
Saturday 28th June 2014 News on Armed Forces Day that soldiers from the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales') have recently returned home from a demanding but very successful eight-month tour of Afghanistan.
Having returned to their base in North Germany, the Lancers are looking forward to returning to the UK to march through their hometowns of Leicester, Derby, Northampton and Chesterfield.
"We have always prided ourselves on being a family regiment and for us these homecoming parades are as much a chance to thank our..." READ MORE...
Tales Of Virgins, Devils And The Crooked Spire
Saturday 28th June 2014 - by Rhys Bowen
The Crooked Spire… the historic landmark that brings thousands upon thousands of visitors to Chesterfield each year and an attraction which plays a crucial role in providing income for the local economy.
This respected historical place of worship will shortly enter into a new chapter, following the announcement this week of the appointment of the new Vicar of Chesterfield - The Rev Patrick Coleman, Vicar of Abertillery and Llanhilleth group of Parishes, Diocese of Monmouth Church in Wales, will be instituted on 18th July, at 7pm, at the church. READ MORE...
Learning Disability Carers Community Seeks Volunteers
Saturday 28th June 2014 Learning Disability Carers Community is a local group run by and for people who care for someone with a learning disability.
They hold monthly meetings at Edmund St. Activity Centre on the last Thursday of each month, organising workshops and/or guest speakers as and when requested by carers.
Run by volunteers, the LDCC are a fully independent organisation aiming to promote and support learning disability carers and to give them a voice. They are now looking for volunteers - if you are a learning disability carer or have an... READ MORE...
Local Brewery Celebrates Launch Of CFC 'Champions Ale'
Saturday 28th June 2014 This week saw the launch of a real ale - brewed by a local company - to commemorate the Championship season which saw Chesterfield FC clinch the League Two title.
Chris Radford, owner of Brampton Brewery on Chatsworth Road, designed the beer after seeing the side he supports celebrate success. Special packs, containing two bottles of 'Champions Ale' and a commemoration glass, are now on sale in the club shop.
At the launch of the ale at the Proact, Chris told us that... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre Wins TripAdvisor Award
Saturday 28th June 2014 Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre has won a prestigious award from the online review site, TripAdvisor.
The theatre, owned and run by Chesterfield Borough Council, was praised for its outstanding feedback from customers on the website.
More than 80 per cent of theatre-goers who have posted reviews on the site have given the theatre the top 'excellent rating', earning the 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. Feedback given includes praise for the warmth of the welcome, the comfortable seating and the variety of shows on offer. READ MORE...
Police Appeal - Do You Recognise This Jewellery?
Saturday 28th June 2014 Officers from West Yorkshire Police are today renewing their appeal to try and find the owners of a number of pieces of valuable jewellery which were recovered last month.
The items - including 4 rings, an ornate jewellery box and a locket containing two photographs - were recovered in Castleford in May.
West Yorkshire Police believe the jewellery could belong to a person, or people, from West Yorkshire or the surrounding counties and are now extending their appeal to Derbyshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire... READ MORE...
Borough Council Refuses New Licence For Bar Centro
Friday 27th June 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council's licensing committee has refused a licence for a bar previously closed because of drug dealing.
The committee carefully considered the application for a new premises licence for Bar Centro on Holywell Street before reaching their decision.
Objections to the application were made by Derbyshire Police, the council's environmental health and licensing teams and by local residents.
The council adopted a special licensing policy in 2012 in... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After 33 Year Old Woman Robbed In Killamarsh
Thursday 26th June 2014 Police are appealing for information after a woman was robbed in Killamarsh.
The incident happened between 1.30pm and 2.20pm on Monday, June 23rd, when a 33-year-old was jogging along a pathway, off Field Lane.
She was stopped by a man, walking a dog, who asked her for the time and then demanded her purse. She handed over cash but was then punched and pushed by the man. He stole the pink Nike backpack she had been carrying. She suffered bruising to her face and collarbone. READ MORE...
"Incredible Generosity" As CFC Memorial Garden Takes Shape
Thursday 26th June 2014 Work is now underway on the Chesterfield Memorial Garden - with the fundraising total now over the half way point.
The garden - the initiative of the Chesterfield Supporters Club - is designed to provide an area for family and friends to remember former supporters, as well as commemorating Chesterfield FC players and officials killed in the two World Wars - and is situated at the HUB at the rear of the Spencer's Solicitors Stand.
Work began two weeks ago and is due to be completed on August 4th - dovetailing with the commemorative 100th anniversary of the beginning... READ MORE...
Plans Submitted For Queen's Park Sports Centre Replacement
Thursday 26th June 2014 New plans have been submitted for the replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre.
Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee previously approved plans for the replacement centre on the site of Queen's Park Annexe.
The council is currently waiting for the outcome of a bid to Sport England for a grant of more than £1 million to extend the plans for the new centre.
Now, the council has submitted a new planning application... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Collision On The A617
Monday 23rd June 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the A617 at Temple Normanton.
At approximately 12.25pm on Friday June 20th, a black Audi estate car, which was stationary in the inside lane, with its hazard lights flashing, was struck by a white Mercedes sprinter van travelling towards the M1.
As a result of the crash the 44-year-old male driver of the van suffered injuries which were described by paramedics as serious. He was taken to Sheffield Northern General Hospital by air ambulance. READ MORE...
Rare Medal Found In Chesterfield Sells For 5 Times Guide Price
Monday 23rd June 2014 A rare First World War medal awarded to a soldier by his home town deep in the Australian outback, has sold for five times the expected price at auction after it was unearthed at a valuation session in Chesterfield.
The gold Australian Tribute Medal was one of four wartime medals sold as one lot to a private British collector at an auction held at Mellors and Kirk, in Nottingham, last week.
Belonging to serviceman Charles Eric Wardell, who was born in Sunderland in 1884, the medals also included a 1914-15 Star, British War... READ MORE...
New Footbridge To Open At Chesterfield Canal Festival
Monday 23rd June 2014
A new footbridge which has been built in Staveley over Chesterfield Canal will be officially opened on Saturday 28th June.
Derbyshire County Council has managed the project to build Constitution Hill bridge and contributed around £45,000.
Chesterfield Canal Trust also provided £6,000 and volunteers who helped to install it, with Chesterfield Borough Council adding £3,000 and the North East Derbyshire Ramblers £500. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Van Spare Wheel Thefts In New Whittington
Monday 23rd June 2014 Police are appealing for information after two Ford Transit vans had their spare wheel stolen last week.
The incidents happened overnight between Tuesday, June 17th and Wednesday, June 18th from vehicles parked on Brearley Avenue and London Street in New Whittington. Officers are also advising van owners to take steps to help prevent their wheels from being stolen.
Insp. Russell Dakin, of the Police Community Safety Unit said: "Spare wheels can be quite costly to replace and it would take some effort..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Jewellers Try New Market-ing Experience
Monday 23rd June 2014 One Chesterfield business took to the streets on a busy Saturday - to sample life on the market for which the town is famous.
Staff, including Chloe and Chelsea, from jewellers Green+Benz on Glumangate, set up stall in the sunshine, close to Vicar Lane, to show off their goods to customers and to help boost footfall in the town.
Helen Dimmock, MD of Green+Benz told The Chesterfield Post she was delighted with the initiative, "We thought that we'd do it to help promote the shop as it's been a challenge to get footfall in since the closure of the Co-op and..." READ MORE...
Police Make Renewed Appeals For Information After 2010 Rape
Friday 20th June 2014
Detectives investigating a rape that occurred in 2010 are re- appealing for information.
Officers are continuing a lengthy inquiry into allegations made by a woman, who was 50 years old at the time, that she was raped in her home on Westlea in Clowne.
The offence happened sometime between 1.45am and 2.10am on Thursday 26th August 2010 and despite extensive enquiries by Derbyshire officers, the offender has not been traced. READ MORE...
Sainsbury's Dronfield Visits Guide Dog Training School
Friday 20th June 2014
Staff from Sainsbury's in Dronfield, along with representatives from Chesterfield Guide Dogs branch, visited Guide Dogs Training School in Leamington to see the progress their sponsored Guide Dog puppy Dawson is making in his training to be a Guide Dog.
As we reported previously, the staff at Sainsbury's have been following the progress of Dawson since he was 6 weeks old and have heard all about his progress over the last few months since they raised £10,000 to choose his name and sponsor his basic Guide Dog training. READ MORE...
Charity Is Central To Chesterfield Based IT Firm
Friday 20th June 2014 Chesterfield based IT and Communications provider, Central Technology is leading the way in Corporate Social Responsibility by announcing local autism charity NORSACA as its annual charity partner.
Central Technology has worked closely with NORSACA for the past three years providing vital managed IT support on a day to day basis and knows first-hand the good work it offers to those affected by autism.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) first became widely used in the business world in the 1960s and involves going beyond looking than how... READ MORE...
Flag Raising Parade In Chesterfield Is Cancelled
Wednesday 18th June 2014 A parade planned in Chesterfield to mark Armed Forces Day on 23 June has been cancelled.
Armed Forces Day aims to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces, and to provide an opportunity for the nation to show its support.
The Chesterfield Combined Ex Service Association was working with Chesterfield Borough Council to hold a parade of ex service veterans and local cadets, which would culminate in the Armed Forces Flag being raised at... READ MORE...
Police Seize Alcohol From 60 Teens In Chesterfield
Wednesday June 18th 2014 More than 70 cans and bottles of beer, cider and spirits have been seized during police anti-social behaviour patrols in the Chesterfield area.
Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams stopped around 60 underage drinkers in the Queen's Park and Holmebrook Valley Park area on Friday, June 13th.
The youngsters were sent home and alcohol warning letters will be delivered to parents. A 16-year-old boy was taken home to his parents... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Attempted Burglaries In Chesterfield
Wednesday 18th June 2014 Police are appealing for information and are offering crime prevention advice following attempted burglaries in the Chesterfield area.
At around 10pm on Sunday, June 15th, offenders attempted to gain entry through the window of a property on Mansfield Road in Glapwell, Chesterfield. Items from the window sill were removed and placed outside the property. It is believed that the offenders made off after being disturbed by the occupant moving about their home.
Overnight between 10pm on Sunday, June 15th and 6am on Monday, June 16th, offenders climbed over the wall into the garden of a... READ MORE...
Trading Standards Issue An E-Cig Safety Alert
Wednesday 18th June 2014 Residents in Derbyshire are being warned to be extra vigilant when charging electronic cigarettes following incidents where the devices have exploded in people's homes.
Derbyshire County Council's trading standards team have issued the warning after several reports of electronic cigarette batteries overheating or exploding while being charged.
In one incident last October, a 68-year-old woman living in a private care home in Hasland, Chesterfield, died following a fire in her room... READ MORE...
Work Set To Begin At Hornsbridge Island
Wednesday 18th June 2014
Work is set to begin on transforming a key gateway into Chesterfield town centre after planning permission has been granted.
Chesterfield Borough Council granted permission for an eight metre high sculpture by local artist Melanie Jackson.
Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council's Leader and Executive Member for Regeneration, said: "It's good that work is about to start on Hornsbridge island." READ MORE...
'Pound-A-Bag' Man Looks Forward To Inaugural Retail Awards
Tuesday 17th June 2014
The owner of an iconic Chesterfield business says he is delighted, and humbled, at being nominated for two awards at the inaugural Chesterfield Retail Awards, to be held tomorrow, Wednesday 18th June, at the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms.
R.P Davidson's Cheese Factory has been nominated in the Food and Drink Retailer Of The Year (sponsored by Barber and Platt) and Market Hall Business Of The Year categories, having been shortlisted by a panel of judges who organisers say were ‘overwhelmed with entries. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Woman Is Assaulted In Her Home
Monday 16th June 2014 Police have appealed for information after a woman was assaulted when men entered her home in Chesterfield.
On Saturday, June 14th at 1am, a woman and two men were at a flat on Wren Park Close when they heard voices shouting. Four men had entered the flat and started to smash furniture. They punched the woman to the head and stole some cash and four mobile phones. All of the men were wearing tops/jackets with the hoods worn up.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Justin Redman at Chesterfield CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield MP Wades In On School Flood Crisis
Monday 16th June 2014 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has visited Hady Lane Primary School to assess the on-going problem of flooding on the path that leads to the school.
Toby said, "This is a longstanding issue that has been affecting parents and pupils for several years and they are quite rightly fed up with it. Something needs to be done now to ensure that there is a long-term solution to this problem.
"That’s why I have arranged this visit, which will allow the school, the County Council and decision makers to discuss what can be done..." READ MORE...
Police Welcomes Legislation Criminalising Forced Marriages
Monday 16th June 2014 From today, Monday, June 16th, forced marriage in England and Wales will become a crime as new legislation becomes effective under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
A forced marriage is a marriage that is performed under duress and without the full consent or free will of both parties.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Stokes, Head of Public Protection said: "Forced marriage is often a form of domestic violence and can include physical and sexual violence, threatening behaviour and even imprisonment..." READ MORE...
Water Supply Difficulties On Newbold Road In Chesterfield
Sunday 15th June 2014 13:20 Many houses in Chesterfield are experiencing problems with water supply this morning - after Severn Trent says a water main has burst on Newbold Road.
A statement from the company says that some customers in the S41 area may be experiencing no water or low water pressure. They add that there are currently teams on site and are doing all they can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
They apologise to customers who are experiencing difficulties, saying, "We're really sorry and hope the issue isn't causing too much trouble."
UPDATE On Urgent Appeal To Find Olive Clarke's Family
Friday 13th June 2014
You may recall that some weeks ago we featured an appeal to find the relatives of a very poorly lady in a London hospital.
Olive Jessica Clarke had suffered a brain haemorrhage and worried friends were desperately trying to find Olive’s only surviving relatives.
We have today heard from her neighbour, Margaret, who had originally contacted us, and she is delighted that, thanks to The Chesterfield Post's readers, Olive's cousins have now been located and have visited the hospital... READ MORE...
Former County Council Chief Exec's Pay Off To Be Published
Friday 13th June 2014 Derbyshire County Council's former chief executive Nick Hodgson received a £219,211 severance payment when he left the authority last year.
The figure will be published in the council's annual statement of accounts later today (13th June) in accordance with legal requirements. Previously it had been subject to a confidentiality clause which was agreed between Mr Hodgson and the county council at the time of his departure in June 2013.
Councillor Anne Western, Derbyshire County Council Leader... READ MORE...
'Major Leak' Closes Brookfield School (Except For Exams)
Friday 13th June 2014 - 08:25
Due to what's described as a 'major leak' on its website, Brookfield School will be closed today to all pupils, except those sitting exams.
The school says that any pupils who do have to go in should report straight to their exam rooms and cautions that there will be no access to other areas of the main block, or school lunches. There is no water supply in the main block, but toilet facilities are available in the Sports Hall. We will keep you updated as we get more information.
Council Harnesses Power Of The Sun And Saves Money
Friday 13th June 2014 Bolsover District Council is doing its bit for the environment as they prepare to install photovoltaic cells (solar panels) onto the roof of its offices in Clowne and save over £34,000 of council taxpayers' money every year.
The 50 kilowatt system will convert light directly into electricity and will be used to provide lighting and power other appliances in the offices.
It is estimated they will save approximately 482 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over their 20 year lifespan which equates to effectively taking... READ MORE...
County Council's Senior Managers' Review To Save £2m
Thursday 12th June 2014 More senior managers' jobs are to go at Derbyshire County Council as part of the organisation's drive to cut £157 million from its budget by 2018.
At a meeting last week, Cabinet agreed to remove a further 27 full time equivalent senior management posts, saving £2.24 million over the next three years.
Council Leader Councillor Anne Western said: "No one likes cutting jobs but we need to make cuts due to reductions in Government grants, inflation and greater demands on areas of the budget for many services. READ MORE...
Residents Encouraged To Take Part In 'Legal High' Survey
Thursday 12th June 2014
A national survey that aims to gather information about the use of 'legal highs' is being supported by Derbyshire County Council.
The Legal High National Online Survey is the UK's first independent, national, confidential online survey specifically about residents' use and views of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) - also known as 'legal highs'.
The survey - which is open only to residents aged 18 and over - aims to gather information about which legal highs are being used in... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Grassmoor Housing Development Receives Outline Approval
Thursday 12th June 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council has granted outline planning permission for a maximum of 165 dwellings at Windwhistle Farm in Grassmoor.
The 6.75 hectare site is located on open land close to the junction of Birkin Lane and North Wingfield Road, between the existing housing and the Five Pits Trail.
As part of the development, the developer, Akroyd and Abbott Homes, have agreed to pay a commuted sum of over £574k to help fund a public open space, primary education places, public art, links to the adjoining trail network... READ MORE...
Full Marks Maternity Unit All Set For A Bright Future
Thursday 12th June 2014
Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins visited the Chesterfield Birth Centre to congratulate staff on an unprecedented 50 out of 50 score on a national 'safety check' assessment, which confirmed the unit's place as one of the safest in the region, and to see the brand new computer system which is helping the ward stride ever onwards in terms of efficiency and high standards.
Toby said "To score full marks on this assessment is nearly unheard of and fantastic news. It's clear the staff have been working incredibly hard to make this happen, and the score reflects the excellent standards of care that..." READ MORE...
The Spireites' Memorial Garden Build Begins
Thursday 12th June 2014 The first sod of grass was dug at 8.30am on Tuesday 10th June to mark the start of work on the £35,000 Chesterfield FC Memorial Garden.
Builders Tony Bointon and Andy Ball began groundworks on the project which, subject to funding, is due to be completed by the end of July. To date, in excess of £19,000 has been raised and fundraising is continuing at a pace with a dinner due on August 2nd being one of the major remaining events.
Fundraising co-ordinator Phil Tooley, who was present at... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Serious Road Collision In Shuttlewood
Tuesday 10th June 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road collision in Shuttlewood on Friday June 6th.
As we reported on Friday here, at about 10.35am, the rider of a black Reliant trike lost control of his vehicle on a right hand bend and left Bolsover Road in Shuttlewood. He then collided with a wooden fence and ended up in a field. The rider, a 57-year-old local man, sustained multiple serious injuries and was airlifted to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. The road was closed for more than three hours. Anyone who witnessed the collision should call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident number 225 06/06/14.
67 Year Old John Is 1,000th Entrant To Chesterfield Marathon
Tuesday 10th June 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
A 67-year-old man from Clay Cross has become the 1,000th person to sign up for the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon.
John Edward Bee, a former member of North Derbyshire Running Club, will take part in the 26-mile distance event on September 14th. While an experienced runner, it will be the first Full Marathon for John, who has taken part in a number of half marathons, 10km and 5km races in the past.
John said: "I'm hopeful I can finish the full distance, but..." READ MORE...
Four Winds Energy Co-Op Share Offer In Local Wind Turbines
Tuesday 10th June 2014
The Four Winds Energy Co-Op in Derbyshire and Yorkshire officially opened its share offer yesterday, Monday June 9th 2014.
Ordinary investors and residents in Derbyshire and Yorkshire have the opportunity to get involved in the latest wind turbine project.
The share offer is published in accordance with the Financial Services and Markets Act and has been approved by London based solicitors Bates, Wells Braithwaite LLP, a firm authorised and regulated by the FCA. READ MORE...
NE Derbyshire District Council Approves Relocation Plans
Tuesday 10th June 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council has approved plans to move their main administrative headquarters from Saltergate to Mill Lane, Wingerworth in early 2015.
The decision was made at a recent Council meeting and an indicative programme and timescales for the relocation are now being drawn up. It is anticipated that the move will be done on a phased basis over a period of three months (January to March 2015) to minimise the disruption to the public and the Council's services.
The site can adequately accommodate all council services, and... READ MORE...
78 Year Old Chesterfield Man Sparks 1,000 mile D-Day Rescue
Tuesday 10th June 2014 As D-Day commemorations took place on both sides of the Channel last week, thousands flooded to Normandy to pay tribute to those who lost their lives 70 years ago.
One of those who went to show respect was 78-year-old Anthony Radcliffe, who found himself the star of one of the most heartwarming rescue missions of the summer.
Mr Radcliffe, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, was in Normandy paying tribute to his father, Lieutenant Edward Radcliffe, who served in the... READ MORE...
More Partying At The Proact As Rain Fails To Dampen Spirits
Monday 9th June 2014 It is, I think, fair to say that the nearest I get to 'cool' is when I open the fridge door, so it was with some trepidation that I went along to The PROACT on Sunday to attend The Party At The Proact, featuring acts such as Katy B, Labrinth and headliner Tinie Tempah (or as one of my senior colleagues called him when trying to explain to me who was coming, 'Little Tantrum'!)
My concern that I would be the oldest in the stadium by a mile increased when, on venturing past the stadium mid morning, there were already hundreds of teens queuing round the block in order to get a... READ MORE, PICS, AUDIO AND VIDEO...
Birthday Boy Sir Tom Wows Chesterfield
Sunday 8th June 2014 "Thanks to you, I've had one of my best birthday's ever!" That was Sir Tom Jones paying homage to the thousands of people who packed the PROACT last night to hear him in concert.
I doubt that I was the only one in the crowd who had difficulty believing that the man who owned the stage and had Chesterfield in the palm of his hand was actually celebrating his 74th birthday on Saturday evening - and the crowd were eager to join in those celebrations, with a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday Sir Tom".
It had crossed my mind earlier in the day that... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
The Service Family Remembers - 70 Years On
Friday 6th June 2014 Today marks 70 years to the day since thousands of Allied troops invaded Normandy - to begin the eventual release of France from the grip of the Germans and, it is widely believed, change the course of World War II.
Operation Overlord, under the ultimate command of Dwight D Eisenhower of the US Army, had been delayed by 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions but, at dawn on 6th June 1944, troops from three divisions began their assault on five landing areas on Normandy beaches.
The rest, as they say, is history… READ MORE...
Man Airlifted To Hospital After Motor Trike Collision In Staveley
Friday 6th June 2014 A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a collision near Staveley, Derbyshire.
The 57-year old man was thrown from a motor trike after hitting a fence earlier today (6th June). He sustained head and spinal injuries in the incident.
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was tasked to the incident and landed on the road near to the incident at around 11:16am.
On the crew's arrival, a crew from East Midlands Ambulance... READ MORE...
Project Manager Joins Holywell Medical Group
Friday 6th June 2014 Holywell Medical Group has announced this morning that it has appointed a new Project Manager to drive forward improvements at its five surgeries in Chesterfield and Staveley.
Pat Colclough will also work closely with NHS England on the consultation for the proposed splitting off of the Group's Rectory Road surgery from the rest of the group, which also includes Grange Family Health Centre, Holywell House, Inkersall Medical Centre and Barrow Hill surgery.
Mrs Colclough joins Holywell with ten years' experience in... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's 'Hidden Talent' Competition Is Open For Entries
Friday 6th June 2014 A competition is being held at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield, to find hidden talent from around the region.
The event is being hosted by Chesterfield College, Donut Creative Arts Studio (DCAS) and Vicar Lane Shopping Centre with two heats on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July and the final on Sunday 27th July 2014.
Kerrie Robertson from Chesterfield College said: "Chesterfield College are really excited to be part of this new venture. Let's hope we can all play a major part in developing more community events within the town." READ MORE...
Lorry Driver Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries After M1 Collision
Thursday 5th June 2014
A lorry driver remains in a critical condition in hospital after a collision involving two HGVs shut the M1 for ten hours.
The collision happened at about 3.40am on Thursday, June 5th, after one of the lorries broke down in the outside lane of the northbound carriageway. A second lorry then collided with the stationary vehicle where it had stopped, north of junction 29A.
A significant amount of debris, cargo and oil was spread over both carriageways, and one of the lorries jack-knifed across all three lanes of the... READ MORE...
Northbound M1 Re-Opens After Morning Accident
Thursday 5th June 2014: UPDATED at 4pm
UPDATE: Although the Northbound M1 at J29-J30 has now been re-opened, as a result of the closure, traffic is still slow on the motorway and heavy in surrounding areas, with many of the surrounding roads carrying more vehicles than normal, and the delays are expected to last into this evening's rush hour.
Road users are advised that the northbound M1 is closed between junction 29 and 30 near Chesterfield following a serious incident.
The incident, which happened around 4am this morning, involved... READ MORE...
New Figures Reveal Urgency Of Chesterfield's Housing Crisis
Thursday 5th June 2014
New figures, released to local MP Toby Perkins by the National House Building Council (NHBC), reveal that new house building in Chesterfield has fallen to just one third of the national average.
This far behind the figures needed to keep up with projected demand and marks the 5th quarter of decline in a row.
NHBC is the official supplier of housing statistics to DCLG - and the only source of data which breaks down housing numbers to a constituency level. READ MORE...
Job Vacancies: HKL Require Site Based Trades People
Thursday 5th June 2014 H-K-L Specialists Ltd continuing success in winning work locally and nationally, brings possible further recruitment opportunities for site-based trades people who have experience in design, manufacture and/or installation of Cladding, Roofing, Windows, Curtain Walling, SFS and Partitions.
They have many different sites within an hours drive of HKL's Head Office near the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire / Yorkshire interface, whilst also having sites in London and other major cities in the UK.
If you are interested in applying for any of these vacancies, please... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Borough Council Praised By Peers
Thursday 5th June 2014 An independent assessment has praised Chesterfield Borough Council for the huge commitment to the borough by both councillors and employees.
The council's cabinet yesterday, Wednesday 4th June, received an official report of the assessment carried out last November by the Local Government Association's peer challenge team.
The team was made up of senior officers and councillors from other councils as well as the Local Government Authority's Peer Challenge Manager. READ MORE...
Brampton Man Charged With Production Of Cannabis
Wednesday 4th June 2014 A man has been charged with production of Cannabis following a search at a house in Brampton, Chesterfield.
Operational Support Team officers carried out the warrant on Friday, April 4th on Old Hall Road, with support from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team.
More than 50 suspected Cannabis plants were seized during the raid, which was set up following reports of suspicious activity from the local community.
Nathan Lowe, 34, of Old Hall Road, was charged with production... READ MORE...
Teddy Bears Picnic For Opening Of Baby Memorial Garden
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Residents are invited to come along and take part in a teddy bear's picnic to celebrate the opening of a baby memorial garden.
The event takes place this Sunday, 8th June, at Boythorpe Cemetery, owned and maintained by Chesterfield Borough Council.
The council's bereavement services staff, based at Chesterfield and District Crematorium, have joined with members of Chesterfield Sands, the stillbirth and neo-natal death charity, in raising money to fund the garden. READ MORE...
Historical Metal Gates Stolen From Business In Chesterfield
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Two metal gates, which are of historical importance to a Chesterfield business, have been stolen.
The gates were taken sometime between Friday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 27th from Robinsons PLC's Field House, Canon Mill building, on Wheatbridge Road.
They were presented to the company in 1939 to mark their centenary - and are approximately 7ft tall by 3ft wide. READ MORE...
County Council's Children In Care To Plan Bright Futures
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 Young people will be able to consider their future at a Derbyshire County Council careers event hosted specifically for children in care and care leavers.
The fifth annual 'It's Your Future' open evening will gather together employers, training providers and further education organisations to offer information to youngsters in - or leaving - the county council's care.
Held at County Hall, Matlock, on Tuesday 10th June, the invite-only event will include information stands and presentations about foundation... READ MORE...
New Chesterfield Church Unveils Works Of Art
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, and several councillors from the planning committee, were guests of honour as Chesterfield's newest church was officially opened on Saturday.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has just been built at Stonegravels, on the site of the former bus offices, and houses a growing congregation - along with missionaries who travel from around the world to serve in the town.
The Mayor and Mayoress, and residents of the town who had... READ MORE...
Mayor Officially Opens Towns Newest 'High End' Business
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 As Chesterfield town centre begins to see small signs of the economic recovery, the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield were in attendance at the official opening of Chesterfield's newest 'high end' business, which has been hailed a hit by customers and seen brisk trade since it opened its doors two months ago.
The Pandora Store, on Low Pavements, is owned by MD of Green + Benz, Helen Dimmick, who has traded in Chesterfield for years and felt that there was enough consumer confidence around to extend into another shop, specialising in the popular jewellery brand. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Robbery At A Shop In Chesterfield Town
Monday 2nd June 2014
Police in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a shop in Chesterfield, at about 3.15pm on Friday May 30th.
A man went into Reefers on Knifesmithgate in Chesterfield Town and demanded money.
He is described as being white, five feet three inches tall and of slim build. He had a scarf across his face which fell down while he was in the shop. He also carried a bread knife but didn't threaten anyone. READ MORE...
Police Thank Eight Year Old Boy For Returning Lost Drone
Monday 2nd June 2014
An eight-year-old boy from Chesterfield has been given a certificate from police to thank him for returning a lost drone.
Charlie Cannon and his dad Paul, who live on Wingerworth Way, brought the small flying machine to Chesterfield police station after finding it in their garden.
The previous day, a resident on Langer Lane had reported the device, which is like a small helicopter, missing to local police officers. He had owned it for less than a week and said it gone down somewhere in the area, and he didn't know... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Museum Celebrates Chesterfield Grammar School
Monday 2nd June 2014 Generations of Chesterfield Grammar School pupils will be able to relive their school days with a new exhibition at Chesterfield Museum.
The Chesterfield Grammar School exhibition opens at the Chesterfield Borough Council attraction on Saturday 7th June and runs until Saturday 6th September.
The exhibition, staged with the help of members from the Old Cestrefeldian Society, will chart the history of the school and reflect school life during the past century.
On display will be a cap from each school house, trophies and... READ MORE...
Spireites' Boss Set For Chesterfield Half Marathon
Saturday 31st May 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Chesterfield FC Chief Executive Chris Turner is one of the latest people to sign-up for the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon.
Chris will run the Half Marathon distance within the race, which takes place in the town on September 14th. He is running on behalf of the Spireites' Football in the Community programme.
With the 1,000 registered runners total set to be broken today (with the entry discount deadline at midnight tonight - Saturday 31st May), the event... READ MORE...
Man Arrested In Connection With Serious Sexual Assault
Friday 30th May 2014 A man has been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault which took place in Chesterfield town centre.
A 20-year-old woman was walking home in the Durrant Road area of the town at about 6am on Saturday, May 17th when the assault took place.
Detectives investigating the alleged offence arrested a 19-year-old man on Friday, May 30th. He has since been bailed pending further inquiries.
Police earlier released CCTV stills of three men they wanted to... READ MORE...
Shortlist For The First Chesterfield Retail Awards Announced
Friday 30th May 2014 Twenty-nine businesses have been shortlisted from more than 1,000 nominations in the first ever Chesterfield Retail Awards, sponsored by Slic Training.
The shortlisted retailers will now go head-to-head across 15 categories, with the winner in each being announced at the Retail Awards ceremony held at the Assembly Rooms at Chesterfield Market Hall on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014.
Destination Chesterfield Manager Dominic Stevens said: "We were overwhelmed with nominations, which highlighted the passion for so many..." READ MORE...
Focus On Community Spirit During Stagecoach 'Green Week'
Friday 30th May 2014 Community spirit will be at the heart of activities as transport group Stagecoach Yorkshire launches its sixth annual Group-wide Green Week programme next week.
The bus company - part of transport operator Stagecoach Group - is planning a series of events in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire between 2nd and 6th June.
During the week-long programme of activities, Stagecoach will encourage employees and customers to continue driving forward the green agenda, with a particular focus on activities that incorporate local communities. READ MORE...
Forever Young? A New Community Club Is Waiting For You
Friday 30th May 2014 If you're forever young - then a newly formed social group has just the thing for you!
Based at Staveley Harmony Community centre (situated at the bottom of Middlecroft Road) the Forever Young Club meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Costing £2.50, and including biscuits and a coffee,the club runs a whole range of activities including tai chi, dominoes, darts, and chess. There is also dancing and debates. READ MORE...
Court Upholds Council's Decision On Bar Centro
Thursday 29th May 2014 A town centre bar has been refused permission to re-open, after magistrates upheld the decision by Chesterfield Borough Council's licensing committee to revoke its licence.
Yesterday (Wednesday, 28th May), Chesterfield Magistrates dismissed the appeal by Nicholas Carter, owner of Bar Centro on Holywell Street, against the decision of the licensing committee on 13th January this year, to remove his licence.
This came after a Derbyshire Police operation found that drug dealing had taken place in the bar openly, in view of staff and customers. Carter was... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Woman Charged With Drugs Offences
Thursday 29th May 2014
Police in Chesterfield have charged a woman with drugs offences following a warrant at an address in Newbold.
Officers from the Dunston, Moor and St. Helen's Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, together with the Operational Support Team, discovered what was suspected to be crack cocaine during the search on Friday, March 21st.
A woman at the address was arrested at the time of the warrant and charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug following ... READ MORE...
"Let's Talk About Stress And Anxiety" Say Expert Therapists
Thursday 29th May 2014 Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's talking therapies service, Talking Mental Health Derbyshire, is offering local people to speak out about their experiences of anxiety and stress at a free event in Chesterfield this May, starting TODAY.
Talking Mental Health Derbyshire will be holding a free seven week 'Talking About Anxiety and Stress' session which starts today, Thursday 29th May, from 2pm - 4pm at Stonegravels Parish Centre, 91 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7JH.
The course will look at what anxiety and stress are, the signs and... READ MORE...
Support Acts For Tom Jones' Proact Concert Confirmed
Thursday 29th May 2014 Sir Tom Jones will be joined by Toploader and Andrew Cole (pictured) at his concert at the Proact Stadium on Saturday, June 7th.
Guaranteed to get fans 'Dancing In The Moonlight', Toploader have come a long way since the release of the hauntingly catchy 'Achilles Heel' in 1999.
Two top-five albums, six top-twenty hits and two million record sales have made them one of indie's shining lights. Capable of funky blues-rock and soaring string balladry, just try resisting the urge to sing along and tap your feet. The band line-up is Joseph Washbourn, Dan Hipgrave, Rob Green and Matt Knight. READ MORE...
Win A Pair Of Tickets For Celebs v CFC Legends Charity Game
Wednesday 28th May 2014
JD Sports have given us 3 pairs of tickets for you to win for a very special football game taking place at the PROACT this Sunday, 1st June. The winner will also receive a T-Shirt signed by all the celebrities.
Stars of the TV soaps, including Jack Mcmullen, better known as Finn Sharkey and Ben Ryan Davies from Waterloo Road, along with Calvin Demba (pictured), from Hollyoaks will be at Chesterfield FC's stadium to take on a team of Chesterfield legends - expected to include Bob Newton, Jack Lester, Dave Waller, Steve Norris and Sean O'Neill. READ MORE...
Outgoing NEDDC Chair - 8,000 Reasons Charity Will Be Happy
Wednesday 28th May 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council's outgoing Chairman, Councillor Ken Savidge and generous residents from across the area, have helped raise thousands of pounds through an annual charity appeal.
A total of £8,405 - plus an extra £300 from the sale of merchandise - has been raised for the Children's Hospital Charity through the Council Chair's Appeal - led by Councillor Savidge and his consort and wife Jo.
Cllr Savidge, presented the cheque to Theo - the Children's Hospital Charity mascot, and Gemma Bower from the Children's Hospital... READ MORE...
School Children In Product Testing Challenge
Wednesday 28th May 2014 Children from Mary Swanwick Primary School and the Out of School Club at Old Whittington, Chesterfield, are busy testing products from Vicar Lane Shopping Centre in Chesterfield in order to give their feed back to retailers.
The products include Fun Weevz from Claire's, Rubber Art for nails from Dolled Up and Lego and books from Waterstones.
The children, aged 4 - 11 years, have been trying them out in the Breakfast Club and will look at the packaging and how easy the products are to use... READ MORE...
"Still Punching Above It's Weight!" Cllr Burrows On Chesterfield
Tuesday 27th May 2014 With experts saying that consumer confidence is slowly returning to the High Street - and business and the housing market beginning to grow again - The Chesterfield Post caught up with Council leader Cllr John Burrows, who has long championed the town as a forward thinking and evolving place, and one which will continue to try to attract business, footfall and wealth into the town for the benefit of it's residents and visitors.
In a wide ranging interview, Cllr Burrows brought us up to speed on developments which have been mooted in the town, admitting that the financial climate and unforeseen issues such as the Co-op closure had significantly... READ MORE...
Parking & Hospitality Available For Proact Concerts
Tuesday 27th May 2014 Those travelling to the forthcoming concerts at the Proact Stadium by vehicle are advised to book a car parking spot.
Various car parks have been allocated for the Tom Jones concert on Saturday, June 7th and Party at the Proact the following day. Some of the car parks are within walking distance of the stadium while others will be served by free shuttle buses before and after the concert.
A limited number of spaces will be reserved in the Simply Gym car park opposite the stadium - and pre-booking will be required for those spaces... READ MORE...
Air Ambulance Has A Busy Bank Holiday
Tuesday 27th May 2014 The Air Ambulance Service's Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) were called out to two separate incidents at Kinder Scout in the Peak District over the bank holiday weekend.
On Saturday 24th May, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was called out following reports of a climber who had been taken ill at the top of Kinder Scout. WNAA worked alongside the mountain rescue service to try and locate the patient. The crew landed near to the incident at around 6:43pm.
The patient, a 58-year old man, was assessed by the crew and... READ MORE...
Work Starts On New £5m Derbyshire Primary School
Friday 23rd May 2014 A Derbyshire primary school is to get a brand new building, thanks to a £5million investment by the county council.
Construction work to replace North Wingfield Primary School got underway this week with the help of pupils and teachers from the old school on Blacks Lane.
They were joined for the official start of construction by Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Kevin Gillott, who said: "The current school dates from before 1919 and used to be separate infant and junior schools." READ MORE...
Derbyshire NHS Chosen To Champion Equality & Diversity
Friday 23rd May 2014 Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be showcasing its approach to engagement and inclusion with health professionals across the country. after becoming one of only a small number of organisations selected for a national NHS scheme to promote equality and diversity.
As part of the culmination of last week's Equality and Diversity Week, the Trust has been named by NHS Employers as one of their Equality and Diversity Partners for 2014/15 - one of only 21 Trusts across the country to be selected for the accolade.
NHS Employers will now support the Trust as it finds even more... READ MORE...
Global Brands Management Train For Three Peaks Challenge
Friday 23rd May 2014 On 5th July, the Global Brands management team will swap their suits for walking boots, as they set out on a gruelling 24 hour challenge to scale the UK's biggest mountains, as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge.
Chairman and Global Brands founder, Steve Perez, will be joined on the walk by the board of Directors; Mark James, Simon Green, Shaun Bacon, Julian Atkins and Seb Perez.
Starting out in the early hours at Ben Nevis in Scotland, the 24... READ MORE...
UPDATE On Urgent Appeal To Find Olive Clarke's Family
Thursday 22nd May 2014 An update on the search for relatives of Olive Clarke - the Chesterfield born lady who is critically ill in a London hospital.
We have been in touch with Olive Clarke's neighbour, who originally contacted us, and asked how Olive was. Mrs Wise is deeply and profoundly grateful for - and touched by - your response to her request for information. Unfortunately, no relatives or next of kin have yet come forward.
Olive Clarke was operated on yesterday. Obviously it is really difficult with such little information but Olive's neighbours and friends are desperate to... READ MORE...
Health Regulator Reports Improvements At Local Surgeries
Thursday 22nd May 2014 GP surgeries in the Chesterfield and Staveley areas - which are part of Holywell Medical Group - have made key improvements in the service they provide for patients, according to an inspection report published this week.
Inspectors from health regulation body, the Care Quality Commission, re-visited the five surgeries in the group in March 2014 and have published their report online.
This followed a previous inspection in September 2013 of the surgeries - Grange Family Health Centre, Holywell House, Inkersall Medical... READ MORE...
Plans For New Queen's Park Sports Centre Approved
Wednesday 21st May 2014 Councillors have approved plans for the replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre.
At their meeting on Monday 19th May, members of Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee approved the plans for the new centre to be built on the site of Queen's Park Annexe, subject to planning conditions.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "Now the plans have been approved, the new Queen's Park Sports Centre has moved a significant..." READ MORE...
Appeal After Alleged Indecent Exposure In Chesterfield
Wednesday 21st May 2014
Police are appealing for information after a man allegedly exposed himself to a woman in Chesterfield.
The woman was at the Brewery Street car park (former Trebor Bassett site) at around 4.40pm on Wednesday, May 7th, when she was approached by a man who she noticed was exposing himself to her.
She was at her car, parked near to the payment machine, at the time of the incident and got into her vehicle and drove off. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue To Recruit Reserve Firefighters
Wednesday 21st May 2014
In 2013, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) balloted its members regarding industrial action in respect of an on-going dispute with the Government on Pension Reform.
Since the 2013 ballot, several periods of industrial action have taken place. Utilising Reserve Firefighters recruited last year, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority has satisfied its legal obligation under the Fire & Rescue Service Act 2004 and the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 - and ensured it has been able to continue to provide an emergency response throughout any local industrial action. READ MORE...
Franke Sissons Support For Amputee Servicemen
Tuesday 20th May 2014 Franke Sissons, also known as Franke Washroom Systems, has awarded a sponsorship grant to the Pilgrim Bandits Charity to enable injured soldiers to retrace a famous, extremely hazardous WW2 mission.
Immortalised in the film The Cockleshell Heroes, Operation Frankton was a strategic attack on German shipping in the French port of Bordeaux between 7th and 12th December 1942, carried out by a small unit of canoe-sculling Royal Marines as part of Combined Operations.
May 30th - June 8th 2014, Nine injured soldiers, made up of... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Western Front Association - June Meeting Details
Tuesday 20th May 2014 The next Branch Meeting of the Chesterfield Western Front Association will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday 3rd June 2014 at Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.
The speaker will be Mr Terry Dean. The talk is entitled "The Lancashire Contemptibles". Terry Dean considers the 1914 experiences of Lancashire's infantry and cavalry regiments.
For further details, contact Mr Mark Macartney on 01623 812110, or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wfachesterfield.com.
18 Year Old Dies, Three Injured In Eckington Car Accident
Monday 19th May 2014
One man has died and another is seriously injured after the car they were passengers in collided with a wall.
At around 1am on Saturday, May 17th, a silver Peugeot 106 collided with a wall on Chesterfield Road, Eckington, near to Marsh Quarry.
An 18-year-old rear seat passenger suffered fatal injuries - the other rear seat passenger, a 19-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital. The driver and front seat passenger suffered minor injuries. READ MORE...
Urgent Appeal To Find Seriously Ill Lady's Derbyshire Family
Monday 19th May 2014 We have had an urgent appeal as neighbours try to trace a surviving family member of a lady who is seriously ill in a London hospital.
Olive Jessica Clarke was born 19/09/44 in Chesterfield (her mum's maiden name was Humphries) and is now very poorly in Kings College Hospital after suffering from a brain hemorrhage. She will have further surgery today hopefully.
Miss Clark is a spinster and both her parents are deceased, Her next of kin is believed to be female cousin who lives in Derbyshire and is believed to be from Olive's father’s side of the family. READ MORE...
Chesterfield's New Mayor Parades Through The Town
Monday 19th May 2014 It's been a busy and undoubtedly emotional few days for Chesterfield's 374th Mayor, Senegal born Cllr Alexis Diouf.
After being sworn in at Chambers last Wednesday evening - where he made a heartfelt speech to his fellow councillors and family asking, "Who would have thought that the little boy chasing goats in Senegal would end up here today?" he paraded through town on Saturday morning - again with family and fellow dignitaries - to attend his Civic Service at the Crooked Spire.
Hundreds of shoppers and wellwishers lined the route... READ MORE & VIDEO...
"I Will Do My Best To Make Chesterfield Proud Of Me!"
Monday 19th May 2014 In a sometimes emotional evening, in front of family and friends last Wednesday, 14th May, Cllr Alexis Diouf became the 374th Mayor of Chesterfield.
A local councillor since 2003, Senegal-born Alexis had previously told The Chesterfield Post that he was very much looking forward to becoming Chesterfield's First Citizen - having lived in the town for over 33 years after marrying a local lady, Vickey-Anne.
Cllr Ray Russell, Leader of the Lib Dem party, made the... READ MORE...
North Sea Fish Bar To Offer 'Cod & Chips' Lovers 99p Portions!
Friday 16th May 2014 North Sea Fish Bar will be serving up 99p portions of delicious Norwegian cod and chips TOMORROW - Saturday 17th May - to celebrate Norway Day in the UK.
The Norwegian Seafood Council is working in partnership with 99 fryers across the UK, to offer fish and chip fans the chance to hark back to the golden era of fish and chips and purchase a portion of their favourite takeaway for just 99p.
A total of 16 tonnes of cod has been gifted to the 99 shops, including North Sea Fish Bar on Sheffield Road as part of the initiative, allowing nearly... READ MORE...
Are You Dying 2 Drive?
Thursday 15th May 2014 Several young students were involved in a two collision outside Chesterfield College on Infirmary Road on Monday morning.
Sadly, one lost his life - whilst others were treated for their injuries at the scene, with Fire crews, Police and Ambulance personnel battling in the dreadful weather conditions to free the teenagers for over half an hour. One arrest was made by police officers attending.
Actually, there was an accident on Monday morning but thankfully, it was an exercise staged by the College, in partnership with... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Victims Are Named
Thursday 15th May 2014
Derbyshire Constabulary have said that the two men killed in the motorbike accident near Kelstedge last night have now both been formally identified.
The motorbike rider was Daniel Green, 23. from North Wingfield and the passenger was Jamie Lynch, 22, from Chesterfield.
Specially trained officers are working with the families.
Duke Of Devonshire Officially Opens Chesterfield's Market Hall
Thursday 15th May 2014 The Duke of Devonshire was in Chesterfield this afternoon - to look around, and officially open, the revamped Market Hall, first built in 1857 and a key part of the historic town centre landscape.
A £4.3 million refurbishment was completed in October 2013 and saw the main retail hall opened up and transformed by the installation of a glazed atrium, above first floor level, providing natural light.
The 1970s extension on New Square was redesigned to be more in keeping with the original Market Hall and, In addition to providing a modern and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Two Die In Kelstedge Road Accident
Thursday 15th May 2014
At 11.34pm last night - Wednesday 14th May - a road traffic collision occurred on the A632 Amber Hill stretch of Kelstedge involving a motorcycle.
As a result of the collision, the rider and pillion passenger, aged 22 and 23 years, suffered fatal injuries.
Derbyshire Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the collision investigation unit on 0300 122 8147.
Body Confirmed As That Of Missing Man Michael Peach
Wednesday 14th May 2014 The body of a man found in a Chesterfield park has been formally identified as missing man Michael Peach.
As we reported HERE, Mr Peach, 67, was reported missing from his home in Chesterfield on Sunday, May 11th. His body was found in Holmebrook Valley Park on the afternoon of Monday, May 12th. Formal identification took place yesterday, Tuesday, May 13th.
There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
Welcoming Chesterfield's New Mayor And Mayoress
Wednesday 14th May 2014 Councillor Alexis Diouf becomes Chesterfield's 374th mayor at a ceremony at the Town Hall, Rose Hill today, Wednesday, 14th May.
Councillor Diouf has lived in Chesterfield since 1980, he was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa and was elected as Liberal Democrat councillor for Walton ward in 2003.
Born in 1955, he recently retired as social services manager in Derbyshire County Council's adult social services department. He has also worked as a social worker at Walton Hospital, for the United Nations in Mali... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Confirm Identity Of Body Found In Ogston Reservoir
Wednesday 14th May 2014
Police have confirmed the identity of the body of a man found in a reservoir near Clay Cross as we reported previously HERE on Sunday May 11th.
Officers recovered the body from Ogston Reservoir on the afternoon of Saturday, May 10th, after being called by a member of the public.
The body has now been identified as that of 73-year-old Samuel Sutton from Clay Cross. There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
A Lifetime Of Caring! Chesterfield Nurse's 52 Year Career
Wednesday 14th May 2014 Fifty-two years after taking up nursing, Kath Cowan, Ward Manager at Linacre Ward, Walton Hospital, is retiring from the career she loves.
Grandmother Kath has devoted much of her working life to the care of elderly people, including time at Bolsover and Clay Cross Hospitals before joining Linacre Ward in 2006.
"I've been very fortunate to do something so rewarding that I've always enjoyed," said Kath, who will attend the Queen's garden party in June in... READ MORE...
Lawson Talk Success, Partying At The Proact - And Miley!
Wednesday 14th May 2014
They've studied, performed and dreamed - and earlier today, one hundred Performing Arts students had their opportunity to ask just what it's like to have cracked the industry, when an internationally acclaimed boy band came to town.
One half of Lawson, who include Old Whittington lad, Ryan Fletcher, popped into Chesterfield College to speak with students who are themselves hoping to break into the entertainment market, and participate in a Q&A session, around the pitfalls and perks of doing what you love for a living. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Woman Robbed While Walking Her Dog In Chesterfield
Tuesday 13th May 2014 Detectives are appealing for information after a woman was robbed as she walked her dog in Chesterfield.
At around 11am on Thursday, May 8th, a 51-year-old woman was walking with her dog on Union Walk when two men walked towards her.
One of the men pushed the victim against a wall and demanded money. The offender was holding a knife. The victim handed over cash and the men ran off.
The man who carried out the robbery is described as white... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Turns Out To Honour Footballing Champions
Tuesday 13th May 2014 Even the dank and dismal weather couldn't dampen the spirits, as thousands of Spireite fans turned out en route from the PROACT to Chesterfield Town Centre, to watch Chesterfield FC parade the Championship Trophy won a week last Saturday after a nervy end to the season.
After a well deserved break to Benidorm last week the staff and many of the players and their families, took to the streets to thank the fans for their support over the last season - and to show off the silverware, decked in the blue and white SkyBet ribbons.
They then attended a reception at the Town Hall... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal As Car Fails To Stop After Collision In Killamarsh
Monday 12th May 2014 Police in Killamarsh are appealing for information after a car failed to stop following a collision with a young girl.
At around 4.30pm on Friday, May 9th, an 8-year-old pedestrian was in collision with a black car on Sheffield Road. The girl was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.
The car left the scene of the collision before emergency services arrived.
Police are trying to trace the vehicle and its driver as part of their... READ MORE...
Police Concern Over Missing 67 Year Old Chesterfield Man
Monday 12th May 2014 Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 67-year-old man who went missing from his Chesterfield home.
Michael Peach left his home in Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield, at about 10am on Sunday, May 11th.
He was due to attend a fishing match at either Holmebrook Valley Park or Linacre Reservoirs, but did not turn up at those locations.
Mr Peach is white, with grey hair, of slim build, and was wearing... READ MORE...
Spireites Show Off The Silverware In Town Parade
Monday 12th May 2014
Chesterfield FC are tonight displaying the SkyBet League Two championship Trophy to Spireites throughout the town as they parade from the Proact Stadium to Chesterfield Town Hall on an open top bus.
Despite the not so sunny weather, crowds are turning out to catch a glimpse of the team and the silverware either en route or from the balcony of the Town Hall.
We will bring you a report and pictures as they arrive. READ MORE, VIDEO & PICS...
Missing Chesterfield Woman Safe And Well
Monday 12th May 2014
As reported HERE, a woman who was missing from her home in Chesterfield last month, is safe and well.
Eileen Hill, 37, (pictured), left her home on the morning of Tuesday, April 29th and was reported missing the following day.
She contacted police to say she was safe and well and was seen by officers on Saturday, May 10th.
£1,000 Reward For Information On Dead Chatsworth Goshawk
Monday 12th May 2014 WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE Derbyshire Constabulary and the RSPB are appealing for information following the discovery, on the Chatsworth Estate, of a dead female goshawk with two broken legs.
The bird of prey was discovered at the Derbyshire estate on 2nd April by a member of the public who then alerted the RSPB. The charity's investigations team recovered the bird and sent it for a post mortem examination by an expert avian pathologist working for the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratory Agency (AHVLA) in Scotland.
Post mortem analysis revealed that both of the goshawk's legs... READ MORE...
Hoarding Awareness Week - The Hidden Dangers Of Hoarding
Monday 12th May 2014 Compulsive hoarding is a debilitating psychological condition that is only just beginning to be recognised and one that can lead to issues regarding the health, wellbeing and fire safety of all occupants of a hoarding property.
As part of the UK's first ever Hoarding Awareness Week, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has joined forces with partners from Telecare, Derby Homes, Derby City Council, NHS, Environment Protection, Housing Standards, Healthy Housing, Social Services and AGE UK to hold the countries first ever Hoarding Awareness Event on the 16th May 2014, from 10am until 3pm, at the... READ MORE...
Body Of A Man Recovered From Reservoir Near Clay Cross
Sunday 11th May 2014 Derbyshire Constabulary has confirmed today that Police have recovered the body of a man from a reservoir near Clay Cross.
A member of the public called police at about 3pm on Saturday, May 10th, after spotting the body in Ogston Reservoir.
The man was aged between 50 and 60, of slim build, and was balding with dark hair. He was wearing a black, zipped jacket, a navy sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Police have checked missing persons records and have not... READ MORE...
Court Sentences Repair Man To 160 Hours Unpaid Work
Friday 9th May 2014 A domestic appliance repair man from Chesterfield has been ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work and compensate victims, after a successful prosecution by Derbyshire County Council's trading standards team.
Dominic Spooner, 42, of May Avenue, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to seven charges under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 at a hearing at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court in April, and he was sentenced at Derby Crown Court today, Friday 9th May.
The offences committed by Spooner, who traded as D Spooner... READ MORE...
Student Discount Offer For Party At The Proact Announced
Friday 9th May 2014 It's been announced this morning that students can take advantage of a discount ticket offer for next month's Party at the Proact concert which features seven top acts.
Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Katy B and Lawson will be joined by Union J, Ms Dynamite and Tich at the Proact Stadium on Sunday, June 8th.
Tickets for this unmissable event are priced at just £35 and £45 (subject to booking fee)! They can be bought in person from the ticket office at the Proact Stadium or by phoning 01246 209765 (option 1). Online purchases are also... READ MORE...
New Environmentally Friendly Disposal Of Your Food Waste
Friday 9th May 2014 An environmentally friendly way to dispose of food waste is being introduced for residents in the Bolsover District, Chesterfield Borough and North East Derbyshire District Council areas.
The changes have been introduced to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill, with the waste instead being turned into compost.
Residents who have green bins will receive a leaflet explaining the changes and telling them when the food waste will start being collected. It will mean that people living in these areas can put the following things in their green bins... READ MORE...
Are You Considering Fostering, But Not Sure What To Do Next?
Friday 9th May 2014 If you have been considering Fostering, but not been sure what to do next, then HOPE Fostering Services may be the answer.
HOPE Fostering Services are recruiting foster carers in Chesterfield and the surrounding areas, to provide homes for local children in need of a safety and stability.
HOPE is a small fostering agency which places the quality of care offered to children and young people at the centre of its practice.
Children and young people of all ages in the Chesterfield area... READ MORE...
"A Great Achievement" Chris Turner Interview, Moving Forward
Thursday 8th May 2014 Chris Turner, CEO at Chesterfield FC, is understandably delighted to have seen the promotion to League One.
The former Manchester United Goalkeeper, who has been with the Spireites for 18 months, says that a higher league will prove beneficial financially for the club, due to the higher attendances and prospect of derby games with the likes of Sheffield United, Barnsley and, depending on the League One playoff results, Rotherham United.
In a wide ranging interview, Chris begins by saying... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Plans Made For Year In Derbyshire Celebrations
Thursday 8th May 2014 A campaign to attract more visitors to the county and to support the local economy has been launched by Derbyshire County Council.
'Made in Derbyshire' will take place throughout 2015. The campaign will promote the Derbyshire economy locally and nationally through culture, heritage and sporting events, products and festivals. It will bring together existing events and activities and promote them to wider audiences. A particular focus will be highlighting events and products unique to the county.
Derbyshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Health... READ MORE...
Local Patients Switch On To iPads
Thursday 8th May 2014 iPads are proving to be a fantastic aid in the care of our patients with dementia since they were introduced recently.
Melbourne Ward at Walton Hospital is among those pioneering the use of iPads as a way of engaging and stimulating patients.
Wendy Tipper, Ward Manager, said: "It's worked so well. Patients are more alert and they interact more with the staff. The mood is noticeably lifted on the ward."
Playing games like draughts and chess, keeping up with... READ MORE...
Staveley MWFC To Form Committee To Help With Expansion
Thursday 8th May 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC's Chairman and owner, Terry Damms, has released a statement today to explain that the club are looking to form a new committee to help with the expansion plans they have for the Toostation Premier Divison side.
In the statement, Terry Damms says, "Some 7 seasons on since I took over the club and inputting a large slice of my time and financial support, we have developed such a great club in depth, whilst also enhancing facilities on Inkersall Road, that at its level within the Derbys/Yorks/Notts borders, it is said by football pundits and authorities to be the best around." READ MORE...
Police Appeal And Warn Of Risks Following Cable Thefts
Wednesday 7th May 2014 Police are warning would-be thieves that they are putting themselves and others at risk by stealing copper wiring.
The warning comes after a number of cable thefts, including one from a substation at a derelict site near Bolsover.
Officers are also appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or have any information about the incidents, to come forward.
Since Saturday, April 26th, police in the Chesterfield, North... READ MORE...
Children's Centre Review Agreed By County Council
Wednesday 7th May 2014
Derbyshire residents will be asked how they think children's centre services should be delivered in a review to begin this month.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday, 6th May), agreed to carry out the review, to look at the best possible ways of effectively delivering essential services for children and families while saving £1.1m.
The authority is trying to save £157m by 2018 to meet Coalition Government spending targets. READ MORE...
Police Concerned For Missing Chesterfield Woman's Safety
Tuesday 6th May 2014 Police are concerned for the safety of Eileen Hill, who has been missing from her home in Chesterfield for a week.
Ms Hill, 37, was last seen at her home on the morning Tuesday, April 29th, but was reported missing the following day and her family has not seen or heard from her since.
It is now known that Ms Hill took a taxi from Chesterfield to Sheffield on the evening of Tuesday, April 29th. She was dropped off on West Street at the junction with Rockingham Street at around 10pm. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Fatal Collision In Chesterfield
Tuesday 6th May 2014 Police are appealing after a fatal collision yesterday (Monday, 5th May), near the Sandpiper Hotel.
Derbyshire Constabulary say that, at approximately 9pm on Monday 5th May 2014, a grey Citroen C3 left the road and collided with trees on Sheffield Road, Chesterfield.
Three people were in the vehicle - the driver received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene the two passengers received injuries - one described as serious - and both were taken to Sheffield Northern General... READ MORE...
Pothole-Fixing 'Jetpatcher' Machines To Stay In County
Tuesday 6th May 2014 Two specialist 'Jetpatcher' machines are to stay in Derbyshire until mid-July to continue work to fix potholes across the county.
Derbyshire County Council's Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, Councillor Dean Collins said: "We're pleased with the work that the Jetpatchers are doing across the county and are able to extend their work for another 10 weeks.
"The extreme wet winter weather has taken its toll on our roads, but I can assure people that we are doing all we can to repair our roads as..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man's Phone Is Stolen Following Assault
Tuesday 6th May 2014 Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed of his mobile phone following a night out in Chesterfield.
Sometime between 1.30am and 3.30am on Saturday, May 3rd, a 20-year-old man was approached outside a takeaway on Cavendish Street by three men. One of the men punched the victim causing him to fall to the floor. One of the men then stole his iPhone 4S. The men then walked away in the direction of Holywell Street.
Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Victory Parade To Celebrate With The Champions
Tuesday 6th May 2014 It's been announced that Chesterfield residents can share the joy of Chesterfield FC's SkyBet League Two Championship triumph with a victory parade through the town.
The event will take place on Monday 12th May, although the event timings are provisional and subject to change. The coach carrying the players is estimated to leave the Proact Stadium at 6pm, arriving at the Town Hall, Rose Hill, for 6.30pm.
The players will appear on the Town Hall balcony followed by a civic reception hosted by Chesterfield Borough Council. Further details to come.
A Mission To Help The Community For New Staveley Centre
Tuesday 6th May 2014 A new Community Centre in Staveley was opened on Friday 11th April, by his worship the Mayor of Chesterfield, with the Open Day also attended by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, Barry Dyke and Helen Elliot.
The Harmony Studio Community Centre, in conjunction with Staveley Harmony DECCA, is run by local Staveley people, who have themselves previously been in need of help from the community.
People such as Yvette Dislins, the founder of Staveley Harmony DECCA, who is physically disabled after suffering a stroke four years ago... READ MORE...
Modness At Staveley MWFC With The Nutty Boys
Tuesday 6th May 2014 The brilliant 'Nutty Boys' are bringing their own brand of 'Modness' to Staveley MWFC's Inkersall Road ground club on Saturday 10th May 2014 from 7pm.
If you love Ska, Mod and Punk music - then as the poster says, "It would be Modness to miss them", as renowned local band, the Nutty Boys are gearing up for a night of mayhem this Saturday night, 10th May.
It's all in aid of junior teams from Staveley MWFC and the ticket price includes a light buffet throughout the evening. There is a fully licensed bar with... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Are Champions! Spireites Going Up In Style
Saturday 3rd May 2014 Chesterfield FC are promoted as Champions of SkyBet League Two after a 2-1 win at home against Fleetwood.
Goals from Sam Hird and Gary Roberts did the job after the Spireites fell behind to a 13th minute opener from the visitors, but the home side came out revitalised for the second half - and the equaliser from Hird on 51, with the winner following just four minutes later from Roberts, sent the Proact into wild celebration as the title became reality.
A massive CONGRATULATIONS... READ MORE, VIDEO, PICS & AUDIO...
200 Stolen Lego Sets Are Recovered And Going To Charity
Friday 2nd May 2014
A haul of more than 200 boxes of Lego which were seized by police from a convicted shoplifter are being donated to children's charities.
The sets were recovered after shoplifter Ian Castley was arrested for stealing toys from Tesco in Lockoford Road, Chesterfield, in June 2012.
Police searched the 49-year-old's home in Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield and found more than 200 Lego kits inside. They were believed to have been stolen from supermarkets including branches in Chesterfield, Ripley, Sheffield and... READ MORE...
Work To Begin On Baby Memorial Garden
Friday 2nd May 2014 Work is set to begin on a memorial garden in Chesterfield for parents and relatives to remember a child they have lost.
The new garden will be located in Boythorpe Cemetery, which is owned and maintained by Chesterfield Borough Council. Staff from the council's bereavement services staff, based at Chesterfield and District Crematorium, have joined with members of Chesterfield Sands, the stillbirth and neo-natal death charity, in raising money to fund the garden.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council's... READ MORE...
Illegal Tobacco Worth £6,400 Seized In Raids
Friday 2nd May 2014 Illegal tobacco with a high street value of £6,400 has been seized in the latest raids carried out by Derbyshire County Council, to crack down on shops suspected of selling counterfeit goods.
The council's trading standards officers joined forces with Derbyshire police and Home Office immigration officers to carry out successful enforcement operations at a shop in Ilkeston and one in Swadlincote this week (Tuesday 29th April).
A total of 8,660 cigarettes and 164 pouches (8.2kg) of tobacco - with a high street value of approximately £6,400 - were recovered during the raids. READ MORE...
Chesterfield's May Day Gala - The Biggest And The Best!
Friday 2nd May 2014 After two years absence, the stage for the 2014 May Day Gala moves back to New Square, following the renovation of Chesterfield's historic Market Hall.
Chesterfield's May Day celebration is the most prestigious in the country and brings thousands of people to the town for the march, rally and entertainment for all the family.
As usual, the celebration takes place on the Bank Holiday Monday, which this year, is May 5th. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Schools Get A Multi Million Pound Boost
Friday 2nd May 2014 Derbyshire schools are to get a share of an extra £14million.
As one of the country's worst-funded education authorities, Derbyshire qualifies for the Government cash.
The money won't be available until this time next year, but Derbyshire County Council is giving schools early notice of the windfall so they can plan for it.
The authority's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Kevin Gillott, welcomed the extra cash but... READ MORE...
Life Before University: Decision Time! A Student's View
Friday 2nd May 2014 - by Lucy Nowak Many people think that we students get it easy; however that is definitely not always the case! Don't get me wrong, of course, we are very fortunate and lucky compared to many other people around the world.
We have many opportunities available to us - together with the support of the education system - but is this always enough to help teenagers through what can be one of the most difficult periods in everyone's life... growing up?
I am 18 years old and, as a student myself, (currently studying... READ MORE...
HKL Specialists Ltd Require Aluminium Window Fabricators
Monday 14th April 2014 H-K-L Specialists Ltd are seeking applications from aluminium fabricators who can demonstrate relevant industry experience in the following: The Manufacture of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall sections; Fitting of hardware including door locks, handles, closers etc; The Ability to read and interpret drawings and production documentation; Producing quality products that meet client satisfaction
Personal attributes required to be successful in this role are: Strong organisational skills to complete tasks on time; Effective communicator; Response times to internal and external customers with a sense of urgency... READ MORE...
Local MP Continues To Lead The Fight Against HS2
Thursday 1st May 2014 The Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, Natascha Engel, continues to campaign against the case for HS2 and demand that the Government gives more say to the people who will be directly affected by the project.
As well as presenting a No to HS2 petition, signed by hundreds of angry residents, to Parliament, Ms Engel also spoke in a recent debate on the HS2 Hybrid Bill.
Arguing that the business case for HS2 is flawed, Ms Engel said: "I am for improving the rail network, for better connections between cities... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Motorbike Thefts
Thursday 1st May 2014 Police are appealing for information and reminding motorcycle owners to make sure their bike is secure following recent thefts.
Sometime overnight between 9pm on Monday, April 28th and 7am on Tuesday, April 29th, a motorbike was stolen from the back garden of a home on Weston Street, Heanor. A Yamaha bike was stolen from the street outside a house on Lansbury Road, Eckington between 7pm on Friday, April 25th and 7.20am on Saturday, April 26th. Then overnight between 10pm on Tuesday, April 22nd and 7.15am on Wednesday, April 23rd, a red Lifan motorbike was stolen from outside an address on Welbeck Street, Whitwell. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Two Cars Are Scratched In Pilsley
Wednesday 30th April 2014 Police are appealing for information after two cars were damaged in Pilsley.
A Volkswagen Polo and a Ford Mondeo were scratched sometime between 7pm on Wednesday, April 23rd and 7.45pm on Thursday, April 24th. Both vehicles were parked on Rupert Street.
PCSO Laura McLuckie of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team said: "It's possible the cars have been damaged accidentally or deliberately, but it is upsetting, as well as costly and inconvenient to repair, for the owners." READ MORE...
"Let's Get Rocking" Alan Stevenson Talks Sir Tom And Tinie
Wednesday 30th April 2014
After securing promotion to League One this weekend, the Chesterfield faithful have a lot to look ahead to on the pitch this coming summer.
However, it's set to be a big summer off the pitch too - after the announcements of several acts coming to perform at the PROACT over two days in June.
First up is Sir Tom Jones, on June 7th - he follows fellow Knight of the Realm, Sir Elton John, who rocked the stadium in 2011. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Major Reforms Of Special Educational Needs On The Way
Wednesday 30th April 2014 Families whose children have special educational needs and disabilities, can have a say in how major reforms will affect them, as part of a consultation launched by Derbyshire County Council.
When the Children and Families Bill becomes law in September, it will change the way children with special educational needs and disabilities are assessed and supported.
The new law will: Introduce education, health and care (EHC) plans for children and young people with the most complex special educational needs... READ MORE...
Warning For Chesterfield Residents To Avoid Fly Tipping
Wednesday 30th April 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council is warning residents to make sure anyone they pay to dispose of their rubbish is licensed and does so legally.
With the season for spring cleaning firmly here, many people start tidying up their gardens and this leads to unregistered firms and individuals asking to take away the rubbish for a small fee. This is illegal and could see householders facing the courts.
Residents should check that anyone who offers to take waste away is legally authorised to do this. To check, ask to see their waste carriers'... READ MORE...
HRH Countess Of Wessex Opens Autism Support Centre
Tuesday 29th April 2014 HRH The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, visited Chesterfield College today to open its Autism Support Centre.
The Centre is part of a complete redevelopment of the College's 'Arches' building which now boasts a brand new cafeteria and learning centre and several large contemporary classrooms.
The Autism Support Centre is a new facility for students aged 16 plus who have been identified as having an Autistic Spectrum Condition/Disorder. Students study subjects including Maths, English, ICT, Skills for Daily Life... READ MORE...
New Minister For Chesterfield Churches
Tuesday 29th April 2014 It's been announced that The United Reformed Churches at Rose Hill, Chesterfield, and Calow, have recently welcomed their new Minister.
After a period of nearly two years without a Minister, the churches will now be led by the Reverend Rosemary Solomon, who, in front of a large congregation of Church members, invited guests, and members of the public, was officially inducted to the two churches at a service at the Rose Hill church.
The service was led by Rev. Peter Meek, Moderator of the... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Actor Takes On Lucky Marathon 13 In Hometown
Tuesday 29th April 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Chesterfield actor George Telfer is set to take part in his 13th marathon on home soil.
Mr Telfer, who starred in the 'Auton' film series, will be joining 1,000 runners expected to take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon on September 14th, 2014.
The 52-year-old has previously run ten London marathons for charity, eight of which have been in aid of charity Whizz Kids, an organisation who... READ MORE...
A 'Cracking' Easter Egg Hunt
Tuesday 29th April 2014 The Market Hall Easter Egg Hunt was a great success this year and got everyone involved in the detective work from ages 2 to 62!
Local businesses in the Market Hall, with the support of the council, got their heads together to arrange the hunt.
The businesses, led by Karen Rogers of StraightCurves, donated prizes and hid the little crocheted eggs in their shops. "As a town centre, we need to give people another reason to come into town and the Easter Egg Hunt is a great example of this!" says Sarah Risorto of Delicibo, Chesterfield. READ MORE...
Local Residents Urged To Report Recovered Number Plates
Monday 28th April 2014 Chesterfield residents are being encouraged remain vigilant and report recovered number plates to police following an increase of the theft in the area.
In recent weeks, reports of thieves removing number plates from cars, vans and motorbikes have risen, with recent incidents reported by residents living in Bolsover and Chesterfield.
On Thursday, April 24th, police received a call from a member of the public to report a set of numbers plates that had been found in the undergrowth... READ MORE...
Spireites Drink To Promotion After Defeating Brewers
Monday 27th April 2014 There were huge celebrations at Burton on Sunday as Paul Cook's side earned promotion back to Sky Bet League One, thanks to a 2-0 victory against the Brewers following a second half brace from man of the moment, Jay O'Shea.
O'Shea struck soon after the re-start and sealed the win with a second goal in the 79th minute to send the two thousand plus travelling Spireites into party time.
The win also took Chesterfield back to the top of the table, meaning that victory at home to Fleetwood Town next weekend would secure the... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's 'Clock That Time Forgot' Back In Working Order
Friday 26th April 2014 Time has stood still in the courtyard for weeks - but yesterday - Chesterfield's most iconic landmark received back its clock as repairs finished at the town's Crooked Spire Church.
The clock has been out of action at St Mary and All Saints' Church since January 2014.
Specialist contractor, Smith of Derby, carried out repairs to the clock mechanism, off-site on behalf of Chesterfield Borough Council and the clock works will be put back in place this week. READ MORE, VIDEO & AUDIO...
The Child Foundation Is Launched In Chesterfield
Friday 25th April 2014
A new charity, which supports children who are experiencing disabilities, or life problems, was launched last night at the PROACT in front of hundreds.
The Child Foundation was formed 5 months ago by local lady Karen Child who, after an £8 million Lottery win in 2007, has become a renowned benefactor and supporter of charities throughout the area and, in an emotional speech, she admitted that she was very proud, humbled and overwhelmed by the reaction that she'd had to the idea of setting up her own central charity. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Town Centre - The Future Needs To Start Now!
Thursday 24th April 2014 A retail 'guru' and author of a report which makes recommendations on the future of the UK's High Streets, was in Chesterfield yesterday, to meet local traders and take part in a discussion with local business owners about the challenges they face in the current economic conditions.
Bill Grimsey, a retailer with 45 years in the industry as CEO at Wickes, Focus DIY and Iceland, has recently written a book, 'Sold Out - Who Really Killed the High Street?' Last year he produced a review of the High Street which contained ideas for improving and retaining, the health of retail centres into the... READ MORE...
Annual Service Of Remembrance At Chesterfield Royal
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is holding its annual service of remembrance for parents who have lost their children.
The service is organised and led by the Chesterfield Birth Centre co-ordinators, paediatrics, the neonatal unit, women's health unit and the hospital chaplain as part of the ongoing support for families who have lost babies and children through miscarriage, stillbirth, illness or accident.
The service has been running each year since the early 90s and always takes place on the Sunday after the Easter weekend, falling this year on Sunday April 27th. READ MORE...
Borough Council Reminds Residents To Check For ID
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council is reminding residents to always check for ID from staff who are carrying out work on behalf of the council.
This comes after reports of two men attempting to burgle residents by saying they are from the council.
Councillor Jim McManus, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Housing said: "Council staff who are visiting the home of a tenant or resident will always carry ID with them. This will include their name, job..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Racist Graffiti Found In Dronfield
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Police are appealing for information after racist graffiti was sprayed in numerous public places around Dronfield.
Offensive language was written on a park bench and a litter bin in woods at the back of the Civic Centre, on a children's play area on Thirlmere Drive and on the side of garages at Greendale Court.
The graffiti was reported to police by a member of the public at 11.50am on Sunday, March 30th. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who has any information about those responsible. READ MORE...
13 Year Old Girl Has Her Phone Stolen In Eckington
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Police are investigating an allegation of robbery in the woods off Back Lane, Eckington.
A 13-year-old girl has told the police that at about 6.35pm on Tuesday April 8th, she was approached by two men who stole her mobile phone.
She had been for a walk with her dog and a friend and as she was walking through the woods alone, near the engine house, she says she was pushed to the ground.
Someone then walked in front of her and picked up the phone... READ MORE...
Work To Expand Markham Vale Due To Start
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Work to expand Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site is due to start next month, after a visit to Markham Vale by Eric Pickles MP today, Tuesday 22nd April, confirmed Government cash is in the pipeline.
In January, the Government announced Markham Vale was to receive £14.2 million to turn the former Seymour Colliery site into prime economic land, with the potential to create more than 2,000 more jobs in the area, following a bid drawn-up by the County Council and submitted through the Sheffield City Region's Enterprise Zone.READ MORE...
Dave Berry Is A Hit With The Chesterfield Canal Trust
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Dave Berry had lots of hits, such as 'Little Things', in the 1960s. He is now a big hit with the Chesterfield Canal Trust.
On Tuesday April 15th, Dave cycled the full length of the Chesterfield Canal from Chesterfield to West Stockwith on the River Trent, that's 46 miles altogether, to help raise funds for the Trust.
You can support Dave's ride by making donations via the Chesterfield Canal Trust website, alternatively you could hand in your donation at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre or Hollingwood Hub... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Collision Involving Two Lorries On The M1
Saturday 19th April 2014
At around 4:55am yesterday (Friday 18th April), a road traffic collision occured on the M1 motorway, southbound at Blackwell, Derbyshire, south of Tibshelf services.
The collison involved two articulated heavy goods vehicles, one running into the rear of the other within the road works controlled area.
As a result, one of the drivers sustained serious injuries and is undergoing treatment at Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. READ MORE...
Pubs 80 Hour Closure For Selling Alcohol To Underage Teens
Thursday 17th April 2014 A pub in Chesterfield is to close for 80 hours after they were caught selling alcohol to underage volunteers during a test purchase operation.
The Goldminers at Newbold sold booze to the teenagers for a second time in a three month period.
Derbyshire police and trading standards carried out the checks on Thursday, March 20th, with the help of teenage volunteers, in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. Several premises were visited and a total of three failed... READ MORE...
Spireites Badges Raise Funds For Ashgate Hospice
Thursday 17th April 2014 Badges produced to commemorate Chesterfield's appearance in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final have raised a four-figure sum for Ashgate Hospice.
Spireites director Ashley Carson, who is a supporter of the charity, commissioned 400 badges which were snapped-up in the Club Superstore at the Proact Stadium, raising a total of £1,200 for the charity.
Explaining the thinking behind the initiative, Carson said: "We were trying to think of something we could do to include the fans of the football club." READ MORE...
Next Transformed And Re-Opened In Chesterfield
Thursday 17th April 2014 If you're familiar with Ravenside Retail Park in Chesterfield, you'll know there's a Next shop that sits at just over 11,500sq.ft.
But did you know, that today (Thursday 17th April) at 10am, the doors opened to reveal a transformed store that stands at 18,000sq.ft?
Store Manager, Karen had this to say yesterday, whilst getting ready for today's opening: "We're so excited about the store opening! By extending into the former JJB Sports, this store can now offer what our customers have been asking for. There's lots of changes, not just with the new products, but also to the..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Marathon Offer To Sheffield Half Marathon Runners
Thursday 17th April 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Runners in the cancelled Sheffield Half Marathon are being given a discount to enter in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon in September.
Organisers of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will provide entry into the full marathon at £25 and the half marathon at £15 - a reduction on the current prices of £35 and £20 respectively - if they sign-up before June 1st 2014.
Also, any runners entering the team relay race, usual price £100, will receive a £20 discount, even if only one of the team members qualifies for the... READ MORE...
Chesterfield College Sponsor Party At The Proact
Thursday 17th April 2014
It's been announced that Chesterfield College will sponsor this summer's Party at the Proact, which features a line-up that includes Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Katy B and Lawson.
Explaining the reason for the link-up, Chesterfield College principal Trevor Clay said: "We see our role within the community as broader than just providing education and training, so we think it's important that we are involved with events such as Party at the Proact. Our guidance teams will of course be there on the day to provide advice to anyone considering their education and training options." READ MORE...
Man Charged With Making Racist Comment In Chesterfield
Wednesday 16th April 2014
A man is to appear before magistrates charged with making a racist comment to a retail worker in Chesterfield.
He is accused of shouting a racially abusive name at the victim during the incident at the Boots store on Low Pavement at around 3.30pm on Saturday, April 5th.
The 21-year-old is due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court in Chesterfield on Tuesday, May 13th.
College Fights Against Apprenticeship Reforms
Wednesday 16th April 2014 A successful local Apprenticeships provider, Learning Unlimited, part of The Chesterfield College Group, is speaking out against proposed Government plans to reform how Apprenticeships are funded and delivered.
Late last year, following a review of Apprenticeships by entrepreneur Doug Richard, the Government released an implementation plan, giving details on how they were going to radically shake up Apprenticeships.
Major changes are being proposed to Apprenticeship funding... READ MORE...
Voluntary Organisations Move To The Town Hall
Wednesday 16th April 2014 Derbyshire residents can now access help and advice from three voluntary sector organisations under one roof.
Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre, Derbyshire Law Centre and the Trade Union Safety Team have moved in to new premises in the basement of the Town Hall, Rose Hill.They are based in the former Chesterfield Borough Council housing offices around the old housing services reception, with its new address, 1 Rose Hill East.
Each of the organisations are independent from the council and... READ MORE...
Decisions Made About County's Primary School Places
Wednesday 16th April 2014 Parents who have applied to Derbyshire County Council for a primary school place for their child will soon know the outcome.
The authority will make offers of places to 11,134 Derbyshire children today, Wednesday, 16th April.
Of those who applied by the closing date for infant places 93.1% will be offered their first choice, while 98.2% will get one of their top three preferences.
For junior school places almost 97.6% of parents will get their first... READ MORE...
Recorded Crime Rates In Derbyshire Rise
Tuesday 15th April 2014 Recorded crime in Derbyshire has risen for the first time in ten years but crime rates are still significantly lower than they were two years ago.
The latest statistics, which reveal the end-of-year figures for the force, show that recorded crime rose by two per cent in 2013/14 compared to April to March 2012/13; an increase of 1,094 offences.
Although the number of offences reported by the public increased, there were still 15 per cent fewer than there were two years ago. READ MORE...
Award For Chesterfield Newcomer To Property Care Industry
Tuesday 15th April 2014 A mum of two has been honoured at a top industry event after swapping an admin job for property care.
Pam Weatherhead, who lives in Walton, Chesterfield, was named a Student of the Year at annual awards held by national trade body the Property Care Association.
The award recognised Pam's outstanding achievements while studying to become a Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment.
Pam and husband Carl run Damptec Systems Ltd, based at... READ MORE...
Fatal Crash Injuries Prompt Police Appeal
Monday 14th April 2014
Derbyshire Police have issued an appeal for information after a motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries following an accident.
At about 4:10pm on Saturday 12th April, 2014, the rider of a black road bike was in collision with a dry stone wall at the bottom of Winnats Pass, just prior to the Speedwell Cavern. As a result of the collision the female rider suffered fatal injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police on 101, the non-emergency number.
Make Sure You Are Ready To Vote In The Euro Elections
Monday 14th April 2014 Chesterfield residents are reminded to make sure they are registered to vote in the elections to the European Parliament.
The vote takes place on Thursday 22nd May and Chesterfield Borough Council is urging voters to make sure they are registered to vote in time.
Residents who are 18 and over and live in the borough should be included on the electoral register, although they will need to re-register if they move to a new address.
Huw Bowen, Chesterfield Borough Council's returning officer... READ MORE...
Attestation Ceremony For Fourteen New 'Specials'
Monday 14th April 2014 Six students, an IT analyst and a hotel worker are amongst the latest recruits to join the ranks of Derbyshire's Special Constabulary.
Fourteen Special Constables will be formally welcomed when they attend an official attestation ceremony this evening (Monday, April 14th) at police headquarters in Ripley, where they will swear an oath to the Queen and be presented with their warrant cards.
The constables will be based at various locations across the... READ MORE...
Term-Time School Photographer/Sales Rep In North Derbyshire
Monday 14th April 2014 Tempest Photography require a School Term-Time Photographer/Sales Representative to work in North Derbyshire.
The successful applicant will photograph and develop further business through canvassing during the school term. The position will only be offered on completion of a DBS.
For info pack (must be returned by 29th April), email M.Stevens@htempest.co.uk quoting Sch-JR or write (phone enquiries cannot be taken) to: Sales Director,
H Tempest Ltd (Sch-JR), The Colour Laboratory, St Ives, TR26 3HU.
Chesterfield Lady Has 100,000 Reasons To Celebrate...
Monday 14th April 2014 The old saying goes, "remember, remember, the 5th November" , but for one very lucky Chesterfield woman, it will be the 5th April she will remember for life, after scooping a huge cash prize at a bingo session.
Kate Bull experienced a euphoric and life-changing moment just over a week ago, after winning £100,000 at Mecca Chesterfield.
Kate usually attends Bingo with her mother and father-in-law and plays bingo for the social experience, but has never contemplated the thought of winning such a staggering cash windfall. READ MORE...
Stagecoach Supporting Passengers With Hidden Disabilities
Monday 14th April 2014 Stagecoach in Chesterfield is demonstrating its commitment to making bus services accessible to all by supporting a new scheme helping passengers with hidden disabilities.
The leading operator has signed up to the Confederation of Passenger Transport's (CPT) Journey Assistance Cards initiative.
The cards, which are now available through Stagecoach, can be presented to the driver to indicate a need for specific assistance. They are designed to support bus passengers who are deaf, hard of hearing or visually impaired. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Take Part In Crackdown On Rogue Traders
Friday 11th April 2014 Police in Derbyshire have been taking part in a national campaign to target rogue traders and doorstep sellers.
Officers from across the county joined forces with Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council's Trading Standards teams and the Environment Agency, in a day of action to try and identify any rogue traders that might be working in the area.
Roving patrols, which were based from Derby, Ilkeston, Chesterfield and Buxton covered the county and city on Wednesday, April 7th. They dedicated their day to attending incidents of any suspicious activity, speaking to anyone... READ MORE...
Young Local Skater Invited To International Training Camp
Friday 11th April 2014 Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Two talented young iceSheffield ice skaters have been invited to a high-profile international training camp in Germany.
Ice dance duo Lucy Hancock, 11, and Sam Lawrence, 14, from Chesterfield, have progressed through the Learn to Skate programme at iceSheffield.
They are now preparing to spend ten days at the specialist training camp in Oberstdorf where they will be coached by some of the world's elite and skate alongside top couples in their age category from all over the globe. READ MORE...
Vicar Lane's 'Mother Of The Year' For 2014 Is Announced
Friday 11th April 2014 Working Mother of one, Bev Horton, has won Chesterfield's Vicar Lane Shopping Centre's 'Mother of the Year 2014' Competition.
Four of the Centre's shops in Chesterfield held Mother's Day competitions and all entrants were automatically put through to a draw for the title. The prize draw for Mother of the Year 2014 was made by Helen Cockerill from the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre.
There were 33 entries from the Bonmarché, Dolled Up, F. Hinds and Waterstones competitions which were put forward to the draw. READ MORE...
Concerns Aired About Local Medical Group At Public Meeting
Thursday 10th April 2014
"The NHS is a treasured institution - we all pay for it, and we all have a right to expect to be served by it. It is disgusting that anyone should have to go through what they have to be treated."
That was Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, speaking to a packed hall at Staveley's Springwell college tonight, as he, and a panel of health professionals, heard local residents voice their concerns about Holywell Medical Group - and in particular, concerns raised by residents of Inkersall and Staveley in respect of practices at Rectory Road and Crich Road, Inkersall. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Work To Develop The Next Stage Of Staveley Basin Underway
Thursday 10th April 2014 Staveley Basin has begun the next phase of its development with contractors beginning work to build wing walls to support its lock bridge.
Derbyshire County Council, which manages the project, has agreed to fund £89,000 towards the scheme with Chesterfield Canal Trust contributing £76,000 in funds and volunteer time.
Ace Developments from Chesterfield, has started an eight week contract to build the wing walls, which will support the unfinished lock bridge already... READ MORE...
Thefts From Vehicles On The Rise
Thursday 10th April 2014 A spate of power tool thefts from vehicles has prompted North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership (NEDCSP) to warn people of the dangers of leaving expensive equipment in their vehicles.
The thefts, mainly from vans, generally happen overnight and thieves target unlocked vehicles, but reports have also been received of thefts during the daytime when workmen are parked up at jobs.
Theft from motor vehicles is a common crime that occurs when the warmer weather arrives, according to the partnership. In addition to keeping... READ MORE...
Local Woman Gets Cooking Tips From Celebrity Chef
Thursday 10th April 2014
Veronica Prunty from Chesterfield spent the day with celebrity chef James Martin on Friday, March 21st, at an exclusive cooking master class, after winning a competition ran by Vintage Inns during British Pie Week.
The country pub brand ran the competition on its social media channels and asked pie fans to send in pictures of themselves, tucking into a Vintage Inn pie over British Pie Week (March 3rd - 9th 2014). The winners were then chosen at random and invited along to the event held at Aveqia in London. READ MORE...
Leading Doctor Visits Chesterfield's Kids 'n' Cancer HQ
Thursday 10th April 2014 An eminent paediatric physician from Oklahoma visited Chesterfield yesterday, to meet the founder of Kids 'n' Cancer- Mike Hyman - and see for himself the 'behind the scenes' work that goes into supporting families of children needing treatment in the USA.
Proton Therapy, explained Dr Andrew Chang, Paediatric Radiation Oncologist, means a less invasive treatment for children with some cancers and is not yet widely available in the UK, "I see a lot of patients from all over the world, a great number come from the UK. Mike plays a part in helping these patients come over to see us so, as part of my trip here, I wanted to come by and..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Suspected Cannabis Plants Found In Brampton House Search
Wednesday 9th April 2014 More than 50 suspected Cannabis plants have been found by police during a search at a house in Brampton, Chesterfield.
Operational Support Team officers carried out the warrant on Friday, April 4th on Old Hall Road, with support from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team. Approximately 53 plants were seized during the raid, which was set up following reports of suspicious activity from the local community. A 34-year-old man from Chesterfield was arrested on suspicion of producing Cannabis and is currently on bail pending further enquiries. Anyone with information about illegal drug use or activity, contact the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Cheerleading & Cabaret Performances At Chesterfield Marathon
Wednesday 9th April 2014 Two performance acts have been confirmed for one of Chesterfield's biggest mass participation events in more than 30 years.
Crystal Cheer and Dance and Directions Theatre Arts will entertain crowds at the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon on Sunday, September 14th.
The marathon will raise funds for children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer UK, as well as other local charities and causes.
Crystal Cheer and Dance will perform some of their American... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Harassment Incident In Killamarsh
Tuesday 8th April 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged incident of harassment in Killamarsh on Sunday March 30th.
Officers are investigating reports that a 17-year-old girl and her two friends were subjected to threats and abuse, which culminated in an incident near the leisure centre on Stanley Street in Killamarsh.
At about 8.30pm a man, who is thought to be about 18-years-old, approached the victim who was in her friend's car and threatened to smash the windscreen. He was confronted by some local youths who were concerned by his... READ MORE...
Inspirational Derbyshire Teenager Wins Communication Award
Tuesday 8th April 2014 Aidan Baker, aged 18 from Derbyshire, is celebrating after being crowned Young Person of the Year at the 2013/2014 Shine a Light Awards, for the difference he has made to the lives of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
The Awards, held in London on Thursday 3rd April and hosted by Broadcaster and Health Campaigner, Anne Diamond, are run by Pearson Assessment in partnership with The Communication Trust, to honour individuals, teams, campaigns, communication friendly settings and communities that have excelled in their support of children and young people’s communication. READ MORE...
Centenarian Gladys Enjoys The Proact VIP Experience
Tuesday 8th April 2014 Centenarian Gladys Smith, was treated to VIP hospitality at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium on Saturday as she attended a football match for the first time in her life.
Gladys, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Mother's Day, was thrilled to receive an invitation to attend the Newport match with members of her family, including daughters Pauline and Linda, son Brian and grand-daughters Julie and Jane.
After being given a tour of the stadium, Gladys enjoyed a meal in the Leengate Legends Lounge with her fellow diners, before presenting the... READ MORE...
Crackdown On Blue Badge Misuses Continues County-wide
Tuesday 8th April 2014
A crackdown on people who are misusing Blue Badges has seen just over 700 checks carried out in four months.
Blue Badges are issued to people with severe mobility problems and a badge holder can display their badge in their car or any vehicle they are travelling in, to park closer to where they need to be, sometimes for free.
Derbyshire County Council processes the Blue Badges and there are currently around 40,000 people across the county who have one. READ MORE...
New Community Police Base For Hasland
Tuesday 8th April 2014 A new community police base has been opened in Hasland for the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team.
The office, which is at Hasland Village Hall in Eastwood Park, has been provided by Chesterfield Borough Council.
It will provide the team with a stop while they are out on patrol in the area, and also a place where they can hold small meetings with local residents.
Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Mark Church said... READ MORE...
Take A Stall At Chesterfield's Easter Table Top Market
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Stalls are available to rent at Chesterfield Borough Council's Easter Monday table top sale.
The event takes place on Monday 21st April, from 10am to 4pm at the town centre market place. Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "The Easter Monday market is always very popular with residents and visitors to the town. This is a great opportunity for individuals and charities to get rid of their unwanted items and make some money." READ MORE...
Local Rotary Clubs Prepare For St Georges Day Celebrations
Tuesday 8th April 2014 Rotary Clubs in the Chesterfield area are set to celebrate St Georges Day with a special dinner in honour of England's patron saint.
This social event is being held at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium on St Georges Day itself, which is Wednesday 23rd April, 2014, and the meal begins at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
A traditional English meal of soup, roast beef, apple pie, cheeseboard of English cheeses, and coffee, also includes the historic 'Ceremony of the Roast Beef', which dates back to medieval times. As well as the toast to England... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Distraction Burglary In Grassmoor
Monday 7th April 2014 Detectives are appealing for witnesses after cash was stolen from an elderly man during a distraction burglary at a house in Grassmoor.
The 82-year-old answered the door of his home on Mill Lane to two men claiming to be checking the chimney on behalf of the council at around 9am on Friday, April 4th.
The victim allowed the men into his house and one of the men stayed with him in the living room. Police believe the other man then searched the house and stole cash. The men left after around ten minutes. READ MORE...
Fundraising Launched To Support Youngster's Treatment
Monday 7th April 2014 Chesterfield based charity Kids 'n' Cancer is at the forefront of efforts to help a 12-year old boy raise £10,000 to support his specialist life-saving treatment in America against an extremely rare cancer.
Adrian Secareanu from Overslade in Rugby, has been diagnosed with Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma - a tumour which is located in his neck and jaw and following several operations to remove it, he is having Proton Therapy to prevent it returning in a more aggressive form.
Adrian is set to travel to the University of Florida Proton... READ MORE...
Spireites' Memorial Garden Fundraising Now In Full Swing
Monday 7th April 2014
Fundraising for the proposed £35,000 Chesterfield Memorial Garden is now in full swing - with the current total being £9345.
Generous supporters contributed £1,308.70 via bucket a bucket collection at Chesterfield's game with Newport County, whilst two businesses, John Church Planning Services of Clay Cross and JJM Financial from Leicester, both confirmed their sponsorship of the Garden, each donating £500. The Supporters Club is hoping to attract twenty such business sponsorships with each donator being acknowledged within the Garden. READ MORE...
Mini Roundabout For Hasland
Monday 7th April 2014 Traffic lights at a Hasland road junction are set to be replaced with a mini-roundabout and other safety measures, following calls by local residents for a re-think.
More than 190 people attended two consultation events organised by Derbyshire County Council in December 2013 and January 2014 and gave their comments on new proposals for the village.
The new proposals include: Removing the traffic lights; Putting in a mini-roundabout highlighted in a different coloured surface; Introducing a... READ MORE...
Cycling Legend's New Cycling App Has Peak District In Top 5
Monday 7th April 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
A new app from cycling legend Chris Boardman showing his favourite routes, has been launched with the Peak District featuring in the top five rides.
With excitement levels rising ahead of the Tour de France, which comes to Britain in July 2014, Chris Boardman has teamed up with Ordnance Survey to create OS Ride. The easy to use app uses Ordnance Survey's detailed outdoor mapping, enabling cyclists to successfully navigate and track their progress as they ride the routes ridden by Wiggins, Froome, Cavendish and co. READ MORE...
'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 48
Monday 7th April 2014
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!
Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...
Staveley Mourn The Loss Of Long-Time Fan, Bernard Tilley
Saturday 5th April 2014
Staveley MWFC and Chairman Terry Damms, send their condolences to the family of Bernard Tilley, who sadly passed away today.
Terry Damms said. "Bernard was a lovely man and a gent who will be hugely missed here. Rarely have I met a gentleman with such manners, politeness and honesty - and the news is devastatingly sad for his family.
"RIP Bernard and thank you for being a friend and supporting SMWFC. You will be sadly missed."
Mercians March Into Town. Chesterfield Salutes It's Heroes
Friday 4th April 2014 Members of the 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment have, this morning, marched past the Town Hall as they exercised their Freedom Of The Borough of Chesterfield.
Beginning at Rose Hill, the Battalion marched down the High Street and back along Knifesmithgate - and were applauded by shoppers and residents of the town throughout.
Dignitaries, including Her Grace The Duchess of Devonshire, The Lord Lieutenant, Mr William Tucker and The Mayor... READ MORE, VIDEO, AUDIO & PICS...
Police Urge Derbyshire Residents To Record Their Property
Thursday 3rd April 2014 Residents in Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and the Amber Valley are being encouraged to record their property to help police trace items which are stolen.
They are being urged to make a note of any serial numbers, colour and unique markings, and if possible to take photos of any valuable items that are expensive or not easily replaced.
The advice comes as officers tend to see reports of shed burglaries increase during the spring. READ MORE...
Thursday 3rd April 2014
Congratulations to Keith & Mary Holmes on their 60th Wedding Anniversary
Keith & Mary Holmes
Congratulations on your diamond wedding anniversary!
Lots of love,
Linda, Dennis, Stuart and Stacy x
Latest Staveley MWFC's Football Camp Dates Announced
Thursday 3rd April 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC are holding two new exciting two-day Football Camp for all youngsters aged 5 to 16, during April's Easter holidays, after the hugely successful Half Term camp in February.
The holiday's are not too far away, and Staveley MWFC's football development coaches are staging TWO 2-day Football Camps to give the chance for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16 to let off some steam, learn some new skills and have some great fun. As before, to beat any chance of bad weather disruption, the camps will take place on school premises where indoor facilities are... READ MORE...
Netherthorpe School Is Bridging The Generation Gap
Wednesday 2nd April 2014 Amore Care's Willow care home in Chesterfield has teamed up with students at a local school to bridge the generation gap and share life experiences.
Willows care home on Norbriggs Road received a visit from a group of students from Netherthorpe School once a week for six weeks.
The young pupils partnered up with a service user from the care home and discussed how things have changed for each different generation and ultimately, created a book based on their shared experiences. READ MORE...
Water, Water, Everywhere...
Tuesday 1st April 2014 After a water leak was reported on the A61 earlier this evening, Severn Trent has said tonight that they continue to work to shut off and repair a large burst water pipe near New Tupton, Chesterfield.
The Queen Victoria Road roundabout on the A61 Derby Road, has been affected by the burst. Currently, the company are carrying out investigations because there are two water pipes which run in the same area, one of which may have burst.
Unfortunately, the burst has flooded the road so it is closed for safety reasons. They are working with the local highways authority to organise a... READ MORE...
Tinie Tempah To Headline June's 'Party At The Proact'
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Multi-award winning rapper Tinie Tempah will headline this summer's 'Party at the Proact' on Sunday, June 8th, joining Labrinth, Katy B, Lawson, Union J and Ms Dynamite.
Tinie is the final act to join the bill for one of the summer's hottest multi-act line-ups. His success with number one hits 'Written in the Stars' and 'Pass Out' have made him one of the hottest acts around.
He released his first mixtape in 2005 and his first album, 'Disc-Overy', debuted at number one in the UK in October 2010, after being preceded... READ MORE...
Police Target Drug Misuse In The Grangewood Area
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Police in the Chesterfield area have taken part in an operation to target crime and drug misuse in the Grangewood area.
Officers from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, together with the Operational Support Team and roads crime unit, took part in the campaign on Monday, March 17th.
Several vehicles were stopped and checked by police on the day, and a number of people stopped and searched. Two people were reported to court for driver document offences. READ MORE...
X-Factor Auditions Arrive In Meadowhall
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Meadowhall Shopping Centre has been chosen to host the 2014 X Factor auditions as the hit TV talent show returns to Sheffield for the first time since 2007.
The hugely popular ITV show will be holding open auditions in the South Yorkshire Shopping Centre next month as part of a nationwide search for the next X Factor superstar.
With Sheffield home to a vibrant music scene and nurturing top talent from Joe Cocker and The Human League right through to the... READ MORE...
Dig Out Some Change This Weekend!
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Spireites fans have their chance to make a huge difference this weekend as the Supporters Club holds a bucket collection and text fund raising campaign to raise fund for the proposed Memorial Garden.
The GARDEN, which will cost around £35,000, will be built opposite the Community facilities in the East Stand, with building set to start in June with the opening planned for early August. An army of bucket collectors will be hoping to raise significant funds at the game and they'll also be handing out flyers to encourage mobile phone users to donate via text (Text Gard02 £5 to 70070) - so look out for the fundraisers and be as generous as you can to ensure the hoped for timescale can be met. Thanks!
County Council Support For Community War Commemorations
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Residents are being offered support to stage their own First World War events as part of a Derbyshire County Council project to commemorate the conflict.
The council has received £84,600 Heritage Lottery Funding to set up 'Derbyshire Lives in the First World War' to support events across the county.
It will pay for a project manager to work with local community groups, help provide information and advice about staging events and offer groups help to find sources of financial support. READ MORE...
Scientists Swap The Class Room For The Great Outdoors
Tuesday 1st April 2014 A group of science teachers are putting down their Bunsen burners and picking up their walking boots to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
Most of the group work at Shirebrook Academy and will be completing the tough challenge on Saturday April 5th to raise money for the school's summer trip to Namibia.
They will attempt to climb Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours. All three peaks form part of the Pennine range and are... READ MORE...