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Well-known celeb is coming to Swadlincote - here's why  Derbyshire Live

A famous face who made his name on the slopes is heading back to Swadlincote. Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will be at Swadlincote Snowsports Centre, in Sir ...

Swadlincote residents furious after 'Chavlincote' jibe  Derbyshire Live

A scathing review of life in Swadlincote has been posted online - and many Swaddies have been left absolutely fuming. The post's author has not given their ...

Man armed with weapon spotted running around Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A man was spotted "running around in the street" in Swadlincote armed with a weapon, police have said. The man was carrying a blade and was seen running ...

GP surgery to close - this is what it means for patients in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

More patients could be transferring to surgeries in Swadlincote following the decision to close a nearby practice. Patients at The Surgery, in North Street, Ashby, ...

Fears major new bypass could cause business to close  Derbyshire Live

The £11.5 million Woodville-Swadlincote bypass - hailed as the solution for the area's traffic woes - is set for approval. Derbyshire County Council submitted its ...

Furious dad threatened to burn down tattoo parlour  Derbyshire Live

A Derbyshire man threatened to "burn down a tattoo parlour", leaving one staff member "terrified". Lee Sharratt entered the Black Pearl Tattoo Studio, ...

How Swadlincote pubs did in their hygiene inspections  Derbyshire Live

If you're heading to the pub this weekend then you need to know this.

Missing Leicestershire teen found by police in abandoned pub  Leicestershire Live

Four missing teenagers have been found in an abandoned pub. A 13-year-old girl from Swadlincote, a 16-year-old boy missing from Swadlincote, a 14-year-old ...

Van driver 'spooked' after being stopped by police - this is why  Derbyshire Live

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Elderly woman treated after car accident in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

An elderly woman needed treatment after a car accident in Swadlincote. She was injured after an accident involving two vehicles in Boardman Road in the town.

Swadlincote to be brought to life with the sights, sounds and taste of the continent  Derbyshire Live

It's the first time the event has been held in the town since 2017.

'All we want is a life for our kids' say travellers at Swadlincote park  Derbyshire Live

Travellers who have set up camp on a Swadlincote park have apologised to the town, saying they do not want to be "a nuisance or intimidate people".

Van driver shamed after collision near Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A van driver has been shamed on social media after being caught behind the wheel on their own with just a provisional licence after a crash. Officers from ...

Swadlincote man arrested on suspicion of trying to meet a child following grooming  Derbyshire Live

A Swadlincote man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to meet a child after grooming, police have revealed. A 36-year-old man from the town was arrested ...

Thugs break into 10 cars in just one week in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

High-value items have been taken from the vehicles.

Big group of travellers pull onto busy Swadlincote park  Derbyshire Live

There are reportedly at least a dozen caravans on the site.

Sat navs, designer sunglasses and 50 CDs stolen from car in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

More than 50 CDs, two sat navs and a pair of designer sunglasses have been stolen from a car parked in Swadlincote. Police are appealing for information ...

Nursery threatened with closure gets ANOTHER inadequate Ofsted rating  Derbyshire Live

A date has now been set for the tribunal which will decide its future.

Swadlincote man jailed for handling stolen goods  Derbyshire Live

A Swadlincote man has been jailed for handling stolen goods. Daniel Payne, 37, of Highfield Street, was in Bank House - a centre supporting those with mental ...

Try this test to see how well you know your Swadlincote lingo  Derbyshire Live

Take our dialect quiz and see if you can speak Swaddie.

Three missing children are found in Burton  Derbyshire Live

Officers say they came across the 'missing persons jackpot'

Burton firm's white van stolen from 'secure' parking near Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Police are appealing for information after a Burton company's van was stolen in Moira. It was believed to have been taken on Friday, August 23, from the Station ...

Firefighters called to large blaze in Church Gresley  Derbyshire Live

Firefighters were forced to put out a large bonfire in South Derbyshire. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue *Service* attended the scene in Pool Street, Church Gresley, ...

Raw sewage spews out of drain and splashes pedestrians on A444  Derbyshire Live

Sewerage firm workers have confirmed what's caused the issue.

Roadworks set to hit Swadlincote's busiest roundabout  Derbyshire Live

Temporary traffic lights could be about to cause major delays.

'Hippy crack' fears as small silver canisters found in Burton and Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Police ask anyone who sees them to report sightings immediately.

Couple who met on Swadlincote dance floor celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss  Derbyshire Live

They even have some of the flooring where they first set eyes on each other.

Man who left the country after attacking victim is finally sentenced 18 years later  Derbyshire Live

A man who left the country after attacking his victim has finally been sentenced for the crime - 18 years later. The man, now aged 51, left after appearing in court ...

Police medical examiner turns up to fatal crash after drinking  Derbyshire Live

A police medical examiner drove to deal with a fatal crash after an afternoon of drinking. Devendra Narayanaswamy was on call for Derbyshire police when an ...

Meet Derby's oldest dog - a Staffie who knows how to win sympathy  Derbyshire Live

If the Queen recognised dog years, Zephyr would have received her 100th birthday telegram a number of years ago. Indeed, the Staffordshire bull terrier is so ...

Drone used in search for missing vulnerable teenager  Derbyshire Live

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Date announced for Swadlincote Snowsport Centre main slope opening  Derbyshire Live

The open day will also see prices slashed for ski sessions.

'It's been a nightmare' - drivers fuming at 'horrendous' A444 roadworks  Derbyshire Live

They've bought traffic around Burton and Swadlincote to a grinding halt this morning.

Prolific shoplifter who targeted Swadlincote shops is jailed  Derbyshire Live

A 35-year-old thief has been jailed for ignoring his suspended sentence order for a second time. Magistrates took no pity on Matthew Brown when he appeared ...

Cops left red-faced after mistaking scarecrow for man with a dog  Derbyshire Live

Police have admitted they were well and truly "barking up the wrong tree" after coming across what they thought was dog walker out and about in South ...

Police apologise for waking people up last night as they chased man  Derbyshire Live

Police have apologised for waking residents up last night after officers were forced to chase a man through a South Derbyshire village. Officers from Swadlincote ...

M-cat drug dealers who made thousands have to pay back this measly amount  Derbyshire Live

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BMW driver lets car roll into police car before running off  Derbyshire Live

The motorist hopped over gardens to escape cops.

Proud daughter pays tribute to 'hero' paramedic who died  Derbyshire Live

The proud daughter of a well-loved paramedic has paid tribute to her "hero" dad after he died aged 84. Ivan Harper was known across the Swadlincote area for ...

Caught on camera: can you help police trace these people?  Derbyshire Live

Officers say they may be able to help with investigations.

Roadworks which caused huge delays on major route into Burton are back  Derbyshire Live

Just as we all started to think getting home would be a breeze, traffic lights have returned on the A444. The lights have been re-installed near Cadley Hill ...

Major Derbyshire development would create almost 600 jobs  Derbyshire Live

Nearly 600 jobs could be created through the creation of a huge Derbyshire development. An application to build up to 300 homes and create thousands of ...

University student woke up one morning feeling 'funny' and it turned out to be multiple sclerosis  Derbyshire Live

She Googled MS and found nothing but horror stories which left her 'terrified' so now works to help others.

KFC wants to open five new restaurants in and around Derby - here's where  Derbyshire Live

The fast food giant wants to open 26 branches across the East Midlands.

Thomas Cook: Couple fear £12,000 dream wedding will be ruined if firm collapses  Mirror Online

Bride-to-be Chloe Hardy and her fiancé Jack are due to fly to Zante in days along with 33 family members - and their trips have cost more than £33000 in total.

Major South Derbyshire road to be hit by FOUR months of roadworks  Derbyshire Live

Motorists have been warned there could be delays.

Driver found asleep at the wheel with engine running arrested for drink driving  Derbyshire Live

There were lots of reports from the public about the motorist.

Gang held man captive after luring him to quiet lane on Dartmoor  Plymouth Live

Five thugs plotted to scare their victim with weapons in a car before 100-mile police chase.

Gas leak on busy road into Burton  Derbyshire Live

Temporary lights are operating while the incident is dealt with.

Gang lured man to country lane and held him captive  Derbyshire Live

Three thugs from Burton and South Derbyshire have been told they face prison after holding a man captive on an isolated country lane. David Bird, Stephen ...

Huge list of people caught speeding in Derbyshire and how fast they went  Derbyshire Live

The following drivers have recently been convicted at Southern Derbyshire magistrates' Court of speeding on our roads: Matthew Conway, 31, of Coppice Side, ...

Even more roadworks set to hit Burton town centre  Derbyshire Live

Motorists are set to face even more misery on the roads when temporary traffic lights are put up on a busy road into the town centre. Two-way traffic lights are ...

Watch as persistent shoplifter is caught in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

This footage shows the moment police and council wardens corner a persistent criminal in Swadlincote town centre. Daniel Singleton has now become the first ...

Plans finally approved to build on eyesore wasteland in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Derelict land on a main route into Swadlincote will be turned in a small "community" catering for vulnerable adults with learning and physical disabilities.

New shop opens its doors in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A brand new deli has opened its doors in Swadlincote, celebrating everything local. Ducky Deli opened today, Monday, August 6, on the Delph in the town ...

Caught on camera: are police looking for someone you know?  Derbyshire Live

Call 101 if you recognise any of people in these images.

This is why firefighters were called to South Derbyshire house  Derbyshire Live

Firefighters have been called to a kitchen fire in a South Derbyshire home. Fire crews from Swadlincote and Kingsway were called to Main Street, Milton, ...

Top places for a family picnic right here on the doorstep  Derbyshire Live

The sun is shining so there is no better time to fill the picnic basket and head out and find a nice spot to spend some time in the *fresh* air with loved ones.

Owner of 17-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier reveals secret to pet's long life  Derbyshire Live

A Derbyshire dog owner has revealed the secret to keeping his Staffordshire bull terrier healthy for nearly two decades. Richard Dakin, 39, has been the proud ...

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

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

Macmillan coffee mornings you can go to in and around Burton  Derbyshire Live

Find out where you can get your fill of coffee and cake.

Council reveals possible location of new cinema in Coalville  Leicestershire Live

A multi-screen has been promised to the town but their are concerns about deliverability.

Overturned car in Swadlincote town centre  Derbyshire Live

A car overturned in Swadlincote town centre this afternoon. The silver-coloured vehicle was on its roof in West Street and the road was currently blocked as the ...

These are the most burgled streets in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Nearly 300 people fell victim to burglary in South Derbyshire over the last year, police figures have revealed. The crime statistics are available on the Police.uk ...

Popular Ashby doctors' surgery to be closed next month  Leicestershire Live

The Surgery in North Street was put in special measures two years ago.

New jobs as major retailer will open a store Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The store will be one of 60 to open across the country this year.

Seven great places in and around Burton to have your Christmas party  Derbyshire Live

It may only be September but you might have to start thinking about your work's Christmas party earlier than usual. To be in with a chance of squeezing your ...

Assault suspect 'garden-hopped' through Swadlincote to evade cops  Derbyshire Live

He's now been caught and arrested after a long pursuit.

Shops we have loved and lost in Swadlincote - how many do you remember?  Derbyshire Live

Over the years, Swadlincote has seen much change on its high street like many towns, with the comings and goings of big name chains and much loved ...

Man taken to hospital after crashing into park gates in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Officers say he was 'incredibly lucky to walk out of this one'

Take a look around Swadlincote's newest pub  Derbyshire Live

It is named after one of the town's biggest sporting icons boxing legend Jack Bodell.

Roadworks causing delays on major route heading to Burton  Derbyshire Live

Roadworks on a major route into Burton are causing delays for drivers today. Four-way temporary traffic lights are causing queuing traffic in both directions on ...

Flooding causes problems for motorists in Burton and Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The wet weather over the weekend has caused problems flooding in some parts of Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire - as more wet weather is set to hit the ...

Watch as man tiptoes along Swadlincote street trying car doors  Derbyshire Live

This is the moment a man was spotted apparently tiptoeing along a South Derbyshire street trying car doors. Derbyshire police have released CCTV footage of a ...

New map shows how Swadlincote will look as major housing estate is approved  Derbyshire Live

A total of 600 homes have now been given the final go-ahead.

This is what ex-EastEnders hard man Ross Kemp had to say about Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

His documentary looked at the plight of the homeless.

Motorcyclist drove wrong way around a roundabout near Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A motorcyclist failed to stop for police officers and went the wrong way around a roundabout. A man was summonsed by Derbyshire Police suspected of ...

Man had knuckle dusters and lock knife in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A 31-year-old man had two knuckle dusters and a lock knife in a Swadlincote road when he was caught by police. Daniel Grew, of Bramley Dale, Church ...

Eddie the Eagle welcomes big news for Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

It is hoped major investment will attract more people to the area.

Take a look round popular food pub as it reopens after massive revamp  Derbyshire Live

One of Swadlincote's most popular pubs has reopened its doors following a six-figure revamp - and created 15 jobs. Tall Chimney, in The Pipeworks retail park, ...

Two-bed house in Swadlincote could be yours for less than £70k  Derbyshire Live

A two-bed home in Swadlincote is set to go under the hammer at auction and has been given a very attractive guide price. The property, in Burton Road, Midway ...

Missing Swadlincote man sees mountain rescue team search lake  Derbyshire Live

Pensioner is a resident of a South Derbyshire care home.

Detonators found in a skip leads to police incident in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Detonators being found in a skip led to police being called out to South Derbyshire firm. Derbyshire police were called to Wards Skip Hire, in Swadlincote Road, ...

Firefighters called to 'severe' fire in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

They are awaiting gas workers to fix ruptured pipes.

Crash in Swadlincote caused delays  Derbyshire Live

An accident was causing delays in Swadlincote town centre this morning. The crash had occurred on the roundabout on Derby Road, close to the Emmanuel ...

Amazing new inflatable in Swadlincote - and here's when you can take it on  Derbyshire Live

A brand new inflatable has arrived in Swadlincote just in time for the school summer holidays. Swimmers, young and old, can try their hand at the water-based ...

Car crashes into garden gate and hedge in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Police are hunting for the driver of a blue Ford Focus that crashed into a garden gate and hedge in Swadlincote. Derbyshire Police are now appealing for more ...

Swadlincote lifts left out-of-order for a month  Derbyshire Live

One person claimed it is causing problems for those with pushchairs and walking difficulties.

The shocking truth former EastEnders star discovered while filming in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A documentary on homelessness shot in Swadlincote and presented by a former EastEnders star is to air on ITV next week. And the boss of a homeless ...

Seven things you might not have noticed in Swadlincote town centre  Derbyshire Live

From some of its glorious historic buildings to world-class stars who once called the town home, there is so much going on in Swadlincote that is worth shouting ...

Firefighters called to a house fire in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Firefighters were called to a house fire in a South Derbyshire street. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue *Service* said that fire crews were called to Oakleigh Avenue, ...

If you saw a Nissan screech through Swadlincote town centre, this is why  Derbyshire Live

It's all linked to a Hollywood (and Eastenders) actor.

Would-be thief caught when he broke into Swadlincote store  Derbyshire Live

A would-be thief was caught when he broke into a Swadlincote bargains store. Daniel Payne, 36, of Highfield Street, in the town, has been given a suspended ...

This is when Swadlincote's newest pub will be opening  Derbyshire Live

The opening date for Swadlincote's newest pub - named after the town's boxing legend Jack Bodell - has been revealed. Bodell's is launching in Belmont Street ...

Why Wetherspoons in Swadlincote is CLOSED and when it will reopen  Derbyshire Live

A popular pub in the heart of Swadlincote will be closed for the next few days. Punters will need to go elsewhere for their pints and burgers as the Sir Nigel ...

Group of Swadlincote youths issued warnings for being a 'nuisance' by police  Derbyshire Live

Police believe the warnings will cut down on anti-social behaviour in the town.

Why a police helicopter was flying over Swadlincote last night  Derbyshire Live

A police helicopter was called out to Swadlincote in the early hours of Monday morning. The helicopter was first heard at around 1.45am on Monday, August 19, ...

Swadlincote man in court for alleged VAT fraud  Derbyshire Live

A South Derbyshire man is set to appear in court accused of committing VAT fraud. Nathan Smith, 31, of Knowles View, Swadlincote, appeared at Southern ...

Work has begun on this former garage in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Work is now well under way to turn a former garage site once connected to Swadlincote's historic Paramount Cars into 15 affordable homes. One lane of Hill ...

Swadlincote's new £3 million fire station has officially opened  Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote's new £3 million community fire station has officially opened this morning. The official opening ceremony was held at the newly built station, in Civic ...