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This is when snow is set to come to Burton and Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Snow is set to arrive in Burton, Uttoxeter and Swadlincote on Saturday, according to current weather forecasts. Both BBC Weather and Yahoo have said they ...

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.

Suspicious package drama at Swadlincote council offices  Derbyshire Live

999 crews were rushed to the scene this afternoon.

Six people have died in crashes in the Swadlincote area which is why it's been chosen for this major event - Derbyshire Live  Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote has been chosen as the stage for a mock road accident training event for emergency *service* staff - after there were six crashes in the area in which ...

Find out who will be switching on this year's Swadlincote's Christmas lights  Derbyshire Live

There will be an entire day of festive activities in the town.

Here's where you can park for free in Burton, Swadlincote and Ashby this Christmas  Derbyshire Live

Shoppers looking to stock up on their Christmas gifts this festive season can take advantage of free parking across Burton, Swadlincote, Uttoxeter and Ashby.

'Amazing' atmosphere at Swadlincote Christmas lights switch-on  Derbyshire Live

Singer Kirby Frost had the honour of hitting the big button to bathe Swadlincote in a festive glow.

Large fire breaks out near Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A large fire involving a hay stack broke out tonight at Stanton, near Swadlincote. Fire crews from Staffordshire and Leicestershire attended the scene. A tweet ...

Suspicious package prompts emergency services response in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Emergency *service* crews rushed to Swadlincote's council offices when reports of a suspicious package emerged this morning. South Derbyshire District Council ...

This new roundabout in Swadlincote will pave the way for hundreds of homes  Derbyshire Live

Permission has been granted for a new roundabout in Swadlincote that will allow work on hundreds of new homes to get underway. It will be built on a main ...

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 ...

This is why a former soldier from Swadlincote has run 300 miles in 22 days  Derbyshire Live

A former soldier who has suffered post traumatic stress disorder pulled on his running shoes to run more than 300 miles in just 22 days to help highlight the ...

Could this be Britain's biggest Santa?  Derbyshire Live

An inflatable Santa the size of a house has appeared in a Swadlincote driveway, but the owner says it still is not big enough. It is the second year that the ...

Swadlincote motorist jailed after he was caught drink-driving for the THIRD time  Derbyshire Live

Police issue a warning to drink drivers after the case.

'This has restored my faith in people', says deaf pensioner who had cash stolen by pickpockets  Derbyshire Live

Well-wishers in Swadlincote have clubbed together to reimburse the 70 cash that was stolen from a deaf OAP by pickpockets in a High Street card shop.

Swadlincote tradesmen to the rescue after YMCA store ransacked  Derbyshire Live

Kind-hearted local tradesmen came to the rescue to repair doors which had been ripped off their hinges after a burglar ransacked the YMCA charity store in ...

Drug dependent man from Swadlincote stole TV just ONE DAY after receiving court order  Derbyshire Live

A 34-year-old drug dependent man from Swadlincote breached a court order ONE DAY after receiving it by stealing a television. Matthew Brown, of Randall ...

Shoplifter Daniel Singleton ordered to complete drug rehab course  Derbyshire Live

The 25-year-old was dealt with at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court.

See who will be officially opening this state-of-the-art pitch in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough and other staff and players from the club are due to attend the official opening of a brand new, state-of-the-art astro pitch at ...

Horror injuries of girlfriend, 20, battered by lover and dangled from third-floor balcony by her legs in  The Sun

LUCY Wallis, 20, was strangled, bitten and emotionally manipulated by Luke Smallwood at her home in Swadlincote, Derbs, during their year-long relationship.

Tributes pour in for tragic South Derbyshire mums who died in A515 crash  Derbyshire Live

A JustGiving page has also been set up for one of the women.

'Use us or lose us' say independent businesses  Derbyshire Live

The high street has a lot to offer shoppers with some unique gifts for Christmas.

Here's what you had to say on plans to build a roundabout on busy Swadlincote road  Derbyshire Live

The island is part of a large scheme which includes 600 new homes.

Here's a guide to all our local Christmas lights switch-on events  Derbyshire Live

There's also a host of other festive events to chose from.

Selfless people 'were throwing notes at us', say Poppy Appeal collectors  Derbyshire Live

Royal British Legion veteran Mick Golder says 'people were throwing notes at us' as this year's Swadlincote Poppy Appeal looks set to again top more than ...

If you're struggling to buy school uniforms for the children, here's where you can get some help  Derbyshire Live

Families struggling to buy school uniforms for their children are set to get a helping hand after a new clothing bank was set up in Swadlincote. Members of Hill ...

Man stabbed for 'taking too long' to choose a drink at Asda petrol station in Woodville  Derbyshire Live

This is the moment a man stabbed his victim in the neck for 'taking too long' in a queue at an Asda petrol station - while police were just YARDS away.

Plans for new pub, KFC and care home set for approval  Derbyshire Live

Plans to build a pub, care home and a KFC drive-through in Swadlincote have been recommended for approval. The long-awaited development set for the ...

Here's your chance to help those less fortunate this Christmas  Derbyshire Live

Two Christmas events are taking place this weekend.

You can take your DOG to see Santa in Derbyshire this Christmas!  Derbyshire Live

Does your dog love being pampered and getting into the Christmas spirit? Well there's no better way to do that than to meet the big man himself ? Santa.

Cruel muggers spent 60 in McDonald's after stealing deaf OAP's purse  Derbyshire Live

A deaf OAP had to relive the upset of muggers stealing her purse after finding out the thieves had spent 60 on her bank card in a single trip to McDonald's.

Pet owners warned never to give dogs mince pies as it can KILL them ? and here are the other Christmas treats  The Scottish Sun

Mickey, a one-year-old Belgian Shepherd, had to be rushed to the vet after he devoured a plate of the festive food favourite.

Cyclist pleads to drivers 'give us more room' after this happened to her  Derbyshire Live

A concert pianist from Swadlincote has spoken of seeing her finger broken so badly it lay against her knuckle after she was knocked off her bike while cycling ...

'I'm not going to leave you' cancer mum vowed to her teenage daughters  Derbyshire Live

A mum diagnosed with breast cancer vowed to her teenage daughters: "I'm not going to leave you." Ann Hunt, from Donisthorpe, won her health battle and is ...

Large distribution warehouse let  Insider Media

A large distribution warehouse in Derbyshire has been let to a logistics business.

Two South Derbyshire mums who died in road accident on A515 named  Derbyshire Live

The two South Derbyshire mums who died in a car crash have been named by police. Nancy Walker, 49, from Swadlincote, and 26-year-old Tanya Hicklin, from ...

The best Christmas markets to go to in 2018  Derbyshire Live

Ho ho ho-ld on to your Santa hats because Christmas is coming and there's Christmas markets a plenty to get into the festive spirit. We are hurtling towards ...

SATs league tables 2018 - how every Derbyshire primary school did  Derbyshire Live

Derbyshire's 11-year-olds performed better than last year in the 2018 SATs as 64% of them gained the expected levels for 11-year-olds in English, writing and ...

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 ...

Four men in court over conspiracy to attack man on Dartmoor  Plymouth Live

Four men have appeared in court in connection with a conspiracy to assault a 55-year-old man in an isolated stretch of the A386 near the Yelverton area.

Fancy working for the council in South Derbyshire? Here are the jobs on offer  Derbyshire Live

All of the roles are based in the town with some offering the opportunity to be able to work from home.

Major Derbyshire warehouse let to shipping group  East Midlands Business Link

On behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments, Knight Frank and JLL have let a large 141459 sq ft distribution warehouse in Swadlincote.

Man armed with screwdriver and two planks of wood is jailed for threatening public  Derbyshire Live

A 37-year-old Newhall man who threatened members of the public while in possession of a screwdriver and two planks of wood has been jailed.

Looking for a job in health care? One of these vacancies could lead to your dream career  Derbyshire Live

From working with eyes to mental health, there are plenty of roles available.

Stanton man caught with cocaine, heroin and morphine tablets  Derbyshire Live

A 43-year-old man has been fined after he was arrested with a range of drugs, including cocaine, heroin and cannabis. Glynn Foster, of Manor Crescent, Stanton ...

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 ...

Huge farm fire in Stanton could have been arson, says fire service  Derbyshire Live

A huge fire which destroyed thousands of hay bales at a farm in Stanton is being investigated as firefighters suspect it may have been an arson attack. The blaze ...

Two women dead in car crash on main road in Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Two women have died as the result of injuries sustained in a crash on a main road in Derbyshire. The incident, which too place on Saturday, November 17, ...

Find out who lifted the glitterball trophies at this Strictly Come Dancing-style competition  Derbyshire Live

They all performed a samba, waltz and a Charleston.

Tributes on A515 after two women lose their lives in crash  Derbyshire Live

Tributes have been laid on the side of a busy Derbyshire road after two woman lost their lives in a serious collision. The pile of flowers has been placed on the ...

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.

Watch Christmas turkey vigil take place outside Derbyshire slaughterhouse  Derbyshire Live

Seven protesters took part in the vigil for 12 HOURS.

This is where affordable housing could be coming to Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The scheme is a rare move and is due to be considered soon.

Fire crews remove car roof to free person trapped after Swadlincote collision  Derbyshire Live

Fire crews had to free an individual who was trapped in a vehicle following an accident in Swadlincote. Around 10 firefighters were sent to Cadley Hill Road at ...

If you spot this man in Swadlincote town centre shops here's what you should do  Derbyshire Live

Police want people who spot a man banned from Swadlincote town centre shops to tip them off if they see him breaching his court order stopping him entering ...

Swadlincote pub gets new lease of life as restaurant entrepreneur who trained at the Ritz takes over  Derbyshire Live

A pub in Swadlincote has been given a new lease of life after it was taken over by a restaurant entrepreneur who once trained at the world-famous Ritz Hotel in ...

Family favourites and first homes from 18,000 in this Derby auction  Derbyshire Live

We know that auctions are renowned for their variety. The next SDL Auctions Graham Penny sale has everything from a flat in Ripley from just 18,000, to an ...

Hundreds of bikers to descend on Swadlincote for annual Ride for Remembrance  Derbyshire Live

Event aims to commemorate those who died in the war.

Charity superstore to open in Swadlincote and here's how you can apply for a job  Derbyshire Live

Sue Ryder provides palliative, neurological and bereavement care.

Target date is set for decision on new KFC, a pub and care home in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Council sets out time frame to make call on 140-job development.

Bus company under fire for scrapping stops and changing timetables  Derbyshire Live

A bus company has come under fire for failing to advertise plans to scrap stops and make changes to timetables amid claims passengers were late for work or ...

Burglars raid more than 20 Swadlincote businesses  Derbyshire Live

Police have had to increase patrols in Swadlincote after more than 20 burglaries at businesses in the town. Thousands of pounds worth of items stolen, including ...

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.

Swadlincote 'menace' back behind bars after breaching latest court order  Derbyshire Live

A 46-year-old man banned from entering shops in Swadlincote town centre for five years has been jailed after breaching his order for the THIRD time in just six ...

Notorious Swadlincote lift thrown lifeline despite trapping dozens of people inside  Derbyshire Live

A notorious lift which required the services of firefighters THIRTY-FIVE times in seven years after passengers became trapped inside has been thrown a lifeline.

Driver BANNED from the roads after raft of offences in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The 31-year-old appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court.

Swadlincote's Bark in the Park POSTPONED - here's when it will take place  Derbyshire Live

The highly-anticipated 'Bark in the Park' event taking place in Swadlincote this weekend has been postponed amid concerns that dogs could suffer in the heat.

'We won't tolerate anarchy breaking out' police warn after Swadlincote attacks  Derbyshire Live

'Element of truth' in Swadlincote attacks, but comments spiralled way out of control, police claim.

Thief admits shoplifting spree across Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Here are the latest to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court.

Prolific thief banned from all shops and businesses in Swadlincote town centre  Derbyshire Live

The 31-year-old has been made the subject of a Criminal Behaviour Order.

Swadlincote shoplifter with lengthy criminal record jailed for theft  Derbyshire Live

A shoplifter with a lengthy criminal record has been jailed after committing another two thefts. David Needham, 32, of Midland Road, Swadlincote, appeared at ...

Take a look around Swadlincote's long-awaited new golf course  Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote's long-awaited golf course finally swung into action this week after 15 years in the making - giving a new lease of life to a former opencast mine site.

Swadlincote killer loses 'hopeless' appeal against his conviction for murder  Derbyshire Live

A man who was jailed for life for murdering a teenager in a stabbing outside a Swadlincote bar has failed in his "hopeless" bid to get his conviction overturned ...

This is when the long-awaited golf course in Swadlincote is to officially open  Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote's long-awaited golf course is set to officially open this weekend on land which has been transformed from what used to be an opencast mine.

Top 10 restaurants in and around Swadlincote according to TripAdvisor  Derbyshire Live

'Best chip shop in town' and 'great village pub' among highest-rated in and around the town.

Swadlincote shoplifter avoids immediate jail sentence  Derbyshire Live

A 30-year-old man has avoided an immediate jail sentence after stealing coffee and alcohol. Luke Jollands, of no fixed address, also breached a court order by ...

Take a look at pictures as dozens of bikers travelled through Swadlincote in Ride for Remembrance  Derbyshire Live

Dozens of bikers battled their way through the rain to take part in the 10th Ride for Remembrance to commemorate those who died fighting for their country.

Two-day celebration of food, drink and crafts set for Swadlincote town centre  Derbyshire Live

A two-day celebration of food, culture and crafts will be held in Swadlincote town centre - and it will include a Prosecco bar! The free-to-enter Swadlincote food, ...

Homes on land where abandoned Victorian mansion once stood in Swadlincote starting to take shape  Derbyshire Live

The site of an abandoned Victorian mansion left to rot for more than 20 years in Swadlincote is marking a new chapter in its history with its transformation into 13 ...

Thief intimidated staff in front of young child in Swadlincote store  Derbyshire Live

A 36-year-old man has been banned from Halfords store in Swadlincote following a shoplifting offence and intimidating its staff in front of a young child.

See the pictures as Swadlincote's new fire station begins to take shape  Derbyshire Live

Work on the multi-million pound community hub is well under way.

Long delays as pedestrian reported on A38 at Branston  Derbyshire Live

A pedestrian was reported to be on the road on the A38 at Branston. There were long delays for drivers heading in both directions. Traffic and travel information ...

Do you know any of the DOZENS of offenders we name and shame?  Derbyshire Live

The following offenders have recently been convicted at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court of the following offences: Paul Marsden, 31, of Regent Street, ...

These are the places where the most violent or sexual crimes in Derbyshire took place last month  Derbyshire Live

This map shows the hotspots for violent or sexual crimes across Derbyshire. It's been put together after Derbyshire Police released the data online for October.

Man attacked with garden rock in Swadlincote by knife-wielding thugs  Derbyshire Live

Police are hunting a five-strong group of thugs after a man suffered head injuries after being attacked with a garden rock outside a Swadlincote medical practice.

Police in task force operation as city drug dealers target Swadlincote for new market  Derbyshire Live

A special police task force has been launched to crackdown on so-called 'cuckoo' dealers who have been moving into Swadlincote to peddle drugs using ...

Swadlincote bar once home to historic cinema set to reopen after revamp  Derbyshire Live

A new club is reopening on a former Swadlincote cinema site steeped in more than a hundred years of history after being closed for several months for a major ...

'Disgraceful' paving branded a trip hazard in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Paving installed as part of a multi-million pound revamp of The Delph, in Swadlincote town centre, has been repaired after it was branded "disgraceful" and a trip ...

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 ...

Heritage trail will celebrate well-known people including mum of Sex Pistols front man Sid Vicious  Derbyshire Live

Boxer Jack Bodell and Hollywood actor John Hurt to also be among those celebrated.

Ed Sheeran's lion tattoo gifted by artist Kevin Paul is worth this eye watering six-figure sum  Derbyshire Live

A South Derbyshire tattoo artist's famous design which singing superstar Ed Sheeran has on his chest is worth an eye watering six-figure sum, it has been ...

Swadlincote pervert admits making more than 400 indecent images of a child  Derbyshire Live

Mark Kennard will be sentenced at Stafford Crown Court.

'Banned driver' caught with 'no insurance' in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A banned and uninsured motorist faces four driving offences after he was caught by police near Swadlincote allegedly overtaking vehicles poorly. Derbyshire ...

Swadlincote war hero's 'amazing' experience at Sydney Invictus Games with Prince Harry  Derbyshire Live

A war hero from Swadlincote who lost a leg in Afghanistan has described the "amazing camaraderie between nations" he experienced while competing in the ...

Swadlincote restaurant up for top food award for the second year running  Derbyshire Live

The couple bought the diner in 2004 but its history dates much further back than that.

All Poundworld stores to close - including Swadlincote and Burton's  Derbyshire Live

Popular discount chain Poundworld is to disappear from the High Street - with the Swadlincote store joining the Burton shop as a casualty of the mass closure ...

Deaf OAP targeted by cruel pickpockets in Swadlincote shop  Derbyshire Live

She had only just gathered the confidence to go out on her own following the death of her husband.

Newhall man spends 3,000 and THREE weeks decorating his house for Christmas - and it's amazing  Derbyshire Live

A house in Newhall has been adorned with 3,000 worth of Christmas lights, including a snow machine and a 16ft Christmas tree - and it's taken three weeks to ...

Two of the seven thieves blamed for huge rise in crime in Swadlincote are caught AGAIN  Derbyshire Live

Two prolific shoplifters who were among seven thieves blamed for causing a huge rise in crime in Swadlincote town centre after they were all released from ...

Swadlincote man to stand trial in eyeliner and make-up criminal property case  Derbyshire Live

The 38-year-old is also accused of stealing a television.