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Top 10 places to eat breakfast in Swadlincote area according to TripAdvisor  Derbyshire Live

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Former EastEnders star in town  Derbyshire Live

Former EastEnders actor Ross Kemp stunned kickboxing fans in Swadlincote when he made an impromptu visit to a venue in the town while filming for a new ...

What happened on the roads in Burton and Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

There were some delays this morning for those on their daily commute.

Missing Swadlincote teenager found 'safe and well'  Derbyshire Live

A teenager from Swadlincote has been found, according to Derbyshire police. Megan Fisher, 19, has now been found safe and well after she was last seen on ...

This is why fire crews were called to busy South Derbyshire road last night  Derbyshire Live

Fire crews were called to a South Derbyshire shop last night when staff called them reporting a smell of smoke. They were sent to the Sainsbury's shop in Burton ...

15 reasons to be proud you're from Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Swaddies are a fiercely proud bunch and it is clear to see why.

Male cyclists seen acting suspiciously in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Derbyshire Police have issued an appeal after 'suspicious' behaviour.

Cannabis inquiries still ongoing after Swadlincote raid  Derbyshire Live

Inquiries are ongoing a week after police discovered more than 20 suspected cannabis plants growing in a Swadlincote bungalow. No-one has yet been ...

Missing Swadlincote teenager gets in touch with police  Derbyshire Live

An appeal to find a missing teenager from Swadlincote is still active despite the youngster having contacted the police through social media. Megan Fisher, 19 ...

Heavy snow expected to fall in Swadlincote TODAY - this is when  Derbyshire Live

Weather experts are predicting that "heavy snow" will fall in Swadlincote today but you will have to be quick to see it. At 2pm today, Friday, February 1, there will ...

Man assaulted during serious robbery at Tesco Express in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Police were at the scene of an incident at a Tesco Express in Hearthcote Road, Swadlincote, in which the store was robbed and one man was assaulted.

Here is where the speed cameras will be located in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The vans will be out ready to catch speeding motorists.

WATCH Swad Song goes viral  Derbyshire Live

A group of musical pensioners have become viral stars clocking up 100,000 hits online after releasing a song singing the praises of Swadlincote. The five men ...

Swadlincote man kicked and bit his victim in attack at hospital  Derbyshire Live

He showed a complete lack of empathy, court was told.

Find out what the future holds for Santander branches in Burton, Swadlincote and Ashby  Derbyshire Live

Santander branches in Burton and the surrounding areas are set to escape closure as the firm announce 140 of its banks will close nationwide. It has today ...

Swadlincote cake makers say 'going the extra mile' is the secret of their success  Derbyshire Live

The expert bakers at a cake-making shop in Swadlincote have said 'going the extra mile' is the secret of success after celebrating 30 years in business.

Swadlincote darts player to join 'best in the world' after earning coveted PDC tour card  Derbyshire Live

Harry 'Big H' Ward said his future looks 'very exciting'

Wildlife fan comes face to face with 'PUMA' in South Derbyshire park  Derbyshire Live

His is one of many reported sightings of big cats in the area.

Here's when snow will fall in Burton and Swadlincote tomorrow  Derbyshire Live

Met office predicts several consecutive hours of the white stuff.

Police raid on overcrowded Swadlincote house finds nine suspected victims of modern slavery  Derbyshire Live

The council is pursuing court action against the landlord.

News in brief: Northants local plan sent to housing secretary; Approval granted for Swadlincote homes  The Planner

South Northamptonshire Council has sent its local plan part 2 to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Part 2 follows on from ...

Power cut affected HUNDREDS of homes in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

A power cut affected hundreds of homes in South Derbyshire on Tuesday afternoon, with problems being reported from Newhall to Hearthcote Road . Western ...

10 drink-drivers named and shamed in Derby's courts  Derbyshire Live

The following motorists have recently been convicted at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court of drink-driving: John Haddon, 35, of Glebe Street, Swadlincote, ...

Men from Burton and Swadlincote deny plotting to kidnap 55-year-old  Derbyshire Live

Two men from Swadlincote and another from Burton are due to stand trial accused of plotting to kidnap and attack a man on an isolated stretch of road in ...

Sad end for this well-known Swadlincote club  Derbyshire Live

It has been a popular venue for parties and bingo events over the years.

How Burton and Swadlincote rank among best places to live for those aged under 26  Derbyshire Live

East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire are blackspots for people under 26 to live - with both areas clocking up rankings of just four out of 10 in a wide-ranging ...

This is what a former Methodist church could be turned into  Derbyshire Live

A former Methodist church and schoolroom could be turned into 14 flats to prevent Swadlincote from becoming a "ghost town" at night. Proposals have been ...

'Overwhelming' response to action group pushing for reopening of historic railway line  Derbyshire Live

Response to calls for the reopening of the Burton to Leicester railway line - with potential new stations in Swadlincote and Ashby - has been overwhelming, says ...

Rumours of South Derbyshire PUMA continue with another reported sighting  Derbyshire Live

Woman third person to come to Burton Live with report.

Ten activities to keep you occupied during half-term - all completely free  Derbyshire Live

The sun is shining and this February half-term is set to provide the perfect opportunity to get out and about. And just to encourage families to get out and about, ...

This main road through Swadlincote did NOT made it onto list which could lead to major spending  Derbyshire Live

A busy A-road through Swadlincote has NOT been included on a list of major roads by the Government - leading to fears it could miss out on improvement cash.

Missing South Derbyshire teenager is found  Derbyshire Live

A missing South Derbyshire teenager has been found safe and well, police have confirmed. Megan Fisher, 19, from Swadlincote, was reported missing on ...

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow - this is when it's coming  Derbyshire Live

Snow looks set to arrive in Burton, Uttoxeter and Swadlincote this week - and it's set to be heavier than what we've seen so far this year after a yellow weather ...

Man, 66, quizzed over suspected cannabis operation in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Officers believe other people may have been involved.

Baby Jake has a condition which is so rare - it has no name  Derbyshire Live

A Swadlincote mum is "incredibly proud" of her one-in-140-million "chromo cutie" baby - born with a condition so rare it is shared by only 49 others in the world.

Vintage scooters worth thousands are up for auction next week  Derbyshire Live

The collectible items are expected to draw international interest.

'Escaped' snake found by students at this South Derbyshire school  Derbyshire Live

An escaped snake has been found at a South Derbyshire school, prompting alert from staff and students. The reptile was discovered by a group of youngsters at ...

Plea to find the getaway car believed to have been used in the robbery at Tesco Express in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Police are hunting for the getaway car used by suspects wanted in connection with a robbery at a Tesco Express store in Swadlincote in which a security guard ...

This is what happened as snow fell in Burton  Derbyshire Live

Heavy snow was set to fall in Burton and various parts of East Staffordshire today. According to the Met Office, heavy snow was predicted this morning in Burton ...

This is why the air ambulance was in Swadlincote today  Derbyshire Live

An air ambulance has landed in Swadlincote as paramedics dealt with a medical emergency. Emergency services are currently at the scene of a private address ...

Snow: Round two expected with second weather warning in place  Derbyshire Live

A second round of snow is set to hit Burton, Uttoxeter and Swadlincote area this week, with another yellow weather warning for snow and ice in place for Burton ...

Is this residential road the most haunted street in South Derbyshire?  Derbyshire Live

Residents of a road in Swadlincote that is said to be 'haunted beyond imagination' have shared their stories of spooky goings-on while living in the street.

Police seize large amounts of suspected cannabis and HUGE pile of growing equipment in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Police have seized a large quantity of what they suspect to be cannabis and ventilation equipment from a street in South Derbyshire. Derbyshire Police tweeted ...

Suspected armed burglars arrested after alleged raid in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Two Swadlincote men have been arrested on suspicion of armed burglary after reports of a raid in South Derbyshire. Police were called to 5.45am on Sunday, ...

Action group forms to reopen historic railway line  Derbyshire Live

Around 70 residents turned out for the inaugural meeting of an action group targeting the reopening to passengers after 55 years of a "forgotten" railway line ...

Drink-driver from Newhall was more than THREE TIMES the legal limit  Derbyshire Live

A drink-driver who was more than three-times the legal limit was caught in Woodville, a court has heard. Mark Stevenson, 35, of Plummer Road, Newhall, was ...

Traffic lights failure caused delays in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

This caused delays for many people this afternoon.

Former employees stole THOUSANDS from post office  Derbyshire Live

Two former employees who stole more than 9,000 from a South Derbyshire post office in a "pre-planned" swindle have avoided an immediate jail sentence.

Find out where your child's school ranks in new Derbyshire league table  Derbyshire Live

South Derbyshire's schools have failed to hit the heights in a new league table of nearly 350 schools throughout the county - with the highest-ranking at 34th.

Stunned walker spots 'PUMA' lurking near Derbyshire football pitch  Mirror Online

Ian Harvey, 56, from Swadlincote, Derbyshire, claims he encountered the giant feline while out for a morning stroll.

Prankster dialed 999 over TWO HUNDRED times because she was bored  Derbyshire Live

A heartless prank caller rang 999 because she was ?bored and didn't care about anyone else?. Victoria Cross, 22, made over 200 calls to the ambulance *service* ...

Try our quiz to find out just how well you know Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

For a small Derbyshire town, Swadlincote certainly packs a punch with more than its fair share of notable people and places that put it on the map. From the ...

Drink-driver was FOUR times the legal limit while on his way to the vet  Derbyshire Live

A salesman from South Derbyshire crashed his car into another vehicle while more than four times the drink-drive limit at 2pm in the afternoon. Southern ...

Dozens of firearms removed from an address in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Police officers have taken dozens of firearms from an address in South Derbyshire , it has been confirmed. Officers from the Swadlincote Response Unit ...

Christmas-mad woman installs giant Santa in Swadlincote  BBC News

A 20ft inflatable Father Christmas has been erected on a driveway, standing nearly as high as a house.

Victim warns of HMRC scam calls which threaten you with arrest and could cost 35 PER MINUTE  Derbyshire Live

Scammers impersonating HMRC officials are threatening potential victims with arrest before redirecting them to a premium line charging 35 per minute.

GINormous 18-day gin festival coming to this pub next month  Derbyshire Live

Damson and orange marmalade among exciting varieties.

Gusts of 'up to 60mph' and heavy rain set to batter Burton and South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Two yellow weather warnings for wind covering Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire have been issued by the Met Office as gusts of 'up to 60mph' are ...

Son thanks 'heroic builders' for saving his mum from overturned car in Newhall  Derbyshire Live

The son of a woman who was rescued from her overturned car after a crash in Newhall has thanked the 'hero builders' who pulled her free from the wreckage.

'Our world had fallen apart in that moment' - mum told baby boy likely never to walk or talk  Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote couple's son diagnosed with extremely rare brain condition.

Emergency services called to two-car collision in narrow country road  Derbyshire Live

Police and the fire *service* were also on the scene.

Big police incident in Swadlincote: this is what was happening  Derbyshire Live

It comes after there were six crashes in the area in which people have died this year.

KFC is coming to Swadlincote as plans are given the green light  Derbyshire Live

But proposals for a footbridge linking it to Sainsbury's are dismissed.

Have you seen this hawk flying around Swadlincote?  Derbyshire Live

A pet hawk which escaped from its owner more than a month ago is still on the loose in Swadlincote - and has evaded capture despite a string of sightings.

Smoke from Swadlincote plastic pallets fire fills sky  BBC News

Thick black smoke from thousands of plastic pallets on fire could be seen across the East Midlands. Firefighters had been tackling the blaze since about 01:20 ...

Mum's 'world fell apart' when doctor told her baby boy unlikely to ever walk or talk  Mirror Online

Kelly Mansell and Robert Smith were devastated when doctors at Royal Derby Hospital told them their baby Teddy had a life-changing condition.

Officer's award for detaining thug who stabbed man for 'taking too long' at petrol station  Derbyshire Live

The police officer who detained a thug moments after seeing him stab a man in the neck 'for taking too long' at a Woodville petrol station has been awarded a ...

Traffic light failure on the A444 - what we know so far  Derbyshire Live

This will be causing delays for many people this afternoon.

Milkshake bar to open in Swadlincote town centre  Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote is to get a milkshake bar in the town's former post office as a martial arts firm aims to help rid the town of increasing problems with anti-social ...

Why firefighters were spotted in this car park  Derbyshire Live

A motorist had to be helped by firefighters after a car hit a wall and a sign in Ashby. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue *Service* said crews were called to Coxon ...

Take a look at these 10 fun things to do in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

We have put together the ultimate list of what you can do in South Derbyshire's top town.

Supermarket giant is upping price of its plastic bags  Derbyshire Live

Shoppers in Burton and Swadincote are set to be hit in the pocket if they forget to bring their bags with them when doing the weekly shop at Morrisons.

Takeaway driver has vehicle seized by police in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The driver was on their way to delivering food to customers.

Swadlincote is like a '24/7 takeaway' of drug peddlers as 80 'cuckoo' dealer arrests made  Derbyshire Live

Eighty drug-related arrests have been made in Swadlincote in the last 18 months as the town has become a "24/7 takeaway" for addicts - say police from a ...

The UK's favourite dog breed revealed and here's four looking for a forever home  Derbyshire Live

They are the most likely breed to be in a rescue centre.

Luke Jollands jailed after shoplifting in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A 30-year-old man has been jailed after stealing gift sets from a Swadlincote store. Luke Jollands, of Midland Road, Swadlincote, appeared at Southern ...

New housing development could be built in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The estate could be on the site of a current property which sits on a 1.7 acre plot of land.

Missing Swadlincote man found safe and well  Derbyshire Live

A Swadlincote man who was reported missing has been found safe and well, police have confirmed. Derbyshire Police launched a missing person's appeal after ...

Person trapped in car after collision in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Firefighters had to free a person from a car in Swadlincote on Sunday afternoon following a collision in Hill Street. East Midlands Ambulance *Service*, Derbyshire ...

Swadlincote shop sold knife to young person during police operation  Derbyshire Live

Only one shop in Swadlincote sold a knife to a child under the age of 18 during a police operation to check that shopkeepers are obeying the law on knives.

Prolific shoplifter BANNED from Swadlincote town centre shops  Derbyshire Live

He joins Daniel Jollands and Mark McVey as the latest to be made the subject of a Criminal Behaviour Order.

Major plans approved for development at Swadlincote  East Midlands Business Link

Pegasus Group is managing a major project in South Derbyshire which is being developed for residential, retail and leisure use through the Local Plan.

Lonely Mum Makes Facebook Appeal And Finds Dozens Of Friends  LADbible

One 'fed up' and lonely mum has finally got the group of friends she always wanted after a massive social media appeal. Deborah with her new-found friends.

UK crimewave: 'I wouldn?t even walk alone in the high street now'  Express

ONCE a proud mining town, there is now a genuine air of fear in Swadlincote. The Daily Express revealed last weekend how big-city criminals have turned the ...

PMW Property complete Swadlincote business park development  East Midlands Business Link

Derbyshire based developers PMW Property have completed their Optimum Business Park development at Swadlincote.

Swadlincote driver charged after joining motorway wrong way  Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit pursued a cloned Peugeot after the driver failed to stop for them.

Abusive caller who rang for an ambulance 344 times cost the NHS almost 25,000  Nottinghamshire Live

Another woman freely admitted in calls that she was ringing because she was ?bored and didn't care about anyone else?.

Burton woman jailed after joining terrorist group is freed  Staffordshire Live

Tareena Shakil was jailed in 2016 after fleeing to Syria.

Police helicopter and stinger deployed to stop vehicle 'involved in thefts' near Swadlincote  Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Roads Policing unit stopped the vehicle, which was travelling from Swadlincote to Shepshed after a pursuit.

From Jack Bodell to Sir Nigel Gresley - here are the people who have streets named after them in Swadlincote  Staffordshire Live

Industrialists, trade unionists and St John Ambulance stalwart all have streets named after them.

Police warn public not to approach Swadlincote man Rocky Taylor  Leicestershire Live

A Swadlincote man is being searched for by police in relation to a series of criminal offences. Police have released an image of the man and are urging the ...

American diner in Swadlincote could be named best restaurant in UK for the second time  Leicestershire Live

It started life in the US in the fifties before being shipped to the UK.

Kingswinford's Danny Ball has sights on Midlands title after warm-up victory in Walsall  Stourbridge News

KINGSWINFORD'S Danny Ball warmed up for his imminent Midlands Area title shot with a routine four-round victory over Jordan Grannum.

Police appeal for missing teenager with links to Nottingham  Nottinghamshire Live

Anyone with information about Megan Fisher's whereabouts is urged to contact the police.

Six plotted to kidnap and attack man on road, court told  Plymouth Live

Five men and a woman faced a judge accused of conspiracy to abduct him on the A386 near Yelverton.

Take a look a the Diana Memorial Garden in Swadlincote as it reopens following near 100,000 makeover  Staffordshire Live

The Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Garden in Swadlincote has officially re-opened following a near 100,000 makeover - with a seal of approval from VIPs ...

Solid year for PE-backed forest holidays provider  Insider Media

An LDC-backed company which offers cabin holidays in forests across the UK has reported a stable set of results for its latest financial year. Forest Holidays ...