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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 ...

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.

Milkshake bar to open in Swadlincote town centre  Derbyshire Live

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

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

Met office predicts several consecutive hours of the white stuff.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Takeaway driver has vehicle seized by police in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

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

Swadlincote head teacher excited as hundreds of thousands to be spent on school improvements  Derbyshire Live

Nearly 400,000 is set to be invested in a Newhall primary school in its biggest refurbishment since it opened in 1972 - four years after it was placed into special ...

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.

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

They will be in position for the next couple of weeks.

See what happened on the roads in Burton and Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

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

South Derbyshire shoplifter who had a hammer in a case branded a 'professional thief'  Derbyshire Live

A woman shoplifter described as a 'professional thief' by the courts carried a hammer in a case as she was stopped while out stealing from stores in Swadlincote ...

Watch these Swadlincote starlets show off their awesome dance skills  Derbyshire Live

Seven students from town celebrate highest grades possible.

If you've seen this unique fire engine out and about - this is why  Derbyshire Live

A fire engine in Swadlincote has been given a unique new look to highlight a rallying call for on-call firefighters. The South Derbyshire engine is one of three ...

Pensioner tells of upset over broken Swadlincote lift as operators blame 'constant abuse' by youths  Derbyshire Live

A pensioner from Moira has blasted problems with the lift linking Morrisons in Swadlincote to the town's retail park after dozens of people were trapped in recent ...

Here's where the roadworks - and dreaded temporary traffic lights - will be in Burton and Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Drivers are being urged to allow extra time as works will impact their journeys.

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.

South Derbyshire woman emailed 'black magic death spell' to victim, court hears  Derbyshire Live

A 25-year-old woman emailed a 'black magic death spell' to her victim, a court heard. Tkeisha Franks, of Elmsleigh Drive, Midway, sent the email which was ...

Have you seen missing Swadlincote man?  Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Police are appealing for help to find James Turner, who went missing from his home in Swadlincote last night (Saturday January 12).

New Year supermarket, pharmacy and recycling centre opening times  Derbyshire Live

The festive season is fast coming to an end and it will soon be time to return to normality for people across the area as they get ready to head back to work.

Review of the Year: singer on The Voice, hero saves unborn baby and town gets royal wedding fever  Derbyshire Live

It was the year that saw England footballers record their most successful World Cup run for more than 25 years as the country basked in a heatwave - and locally ...

Full details of Burton's tragic tram deaths revealed  Derbyshire Live

The heroism of the driver and conductor of a tram involved in a fatal crash in Burton has been revealed. Ahead of proposals for a memorial commemorating 100 ...

Six plotted to kidnap and attack man, court told  Devon Live

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

Opening times for supermarkets, pharmacies, leisure centres and bin collections  Derbyshire Live

If you have your sights set on a bargain - and you haven't spent all your money before Christmas - then you will have an eye on the Boxing Day sales.

Fancy a career in travel? Your dream job could be here  Derbyshire Live

All the jobs involve helping clients to plan that dream holiday or adventure.

Shoplifter who repeatedly targeted Boots starts 2019 behind bars  Derbyshire Live

Christopher Murphy was caught when he stole razor blades.

Woman rowed across River Trent then cycled to get help for Burton tram crash victims  Derbyshire Live

Rescuers were left shaking as they pulled hero conductress from under the carriage.

Delays on A38 near Burton following accident  Derbyshire Live

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

Man who had job of 'righting' tram car 19 following crash in Burton said it 'had to be him'  Derbyshire Live

The man tasked with driving a tram home which killed two and injured dozens more when it overturned in Burton returned it to Swadlincote 24 hours later thanks ...

Man and woman arrested after alleged police chase in Albert Village  Derbyshire Live

Vehicle was initially stopped for allegedly having no insurance.

Watch the moment Derbyshire police car gets stuck in the mud!  Derbyshire Live

Derbyshire police officers found themselves in a sticky situation this Boxing Day evening. According to Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit, the Swadlincote ...

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.

New fire engines in Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Matlock, Glossop and Swadlincote Fire Stations are each set to receive one of three fire engines that have been wrapped with new national on-call firefighter ...

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 ...

Eyesore mountain of rubbish left in Sainsbury's car park  Derbyshire Live

A dad has branded the mounds of rubbish left at a recycling site in a Derbyshire Sainsbury's car park as an eyesore. Shopper Brett Coxon was left disgusted ...

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 ...

Here's where the mobile speed cameras will be in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Drivers heading out and about in South Derbyshire are being warned that mobile speed cameras will be in operation. Mobile speed camera vans will be out ...

Warning to all dog owners - know the signs of gastroenteritis as vomiting bug cases increase  Derbyshire Live

More dogs are battling a vomiting and diarrhoea bug than usual, a Stapenhill vets has said as a horrific virus is reported to have affected pets in Derbyshire.

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.

Tragic Burton tram conductress immortalised in memorial at historic tourist attraction  Derbyshire Live

A 26-year-old conductress hailed a hero when she died days after trying to stop a tram from overturning in Burton has been immortalised at an historic tourist ...

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.

This is when the second 'Beast from the East' is expected to hit - and there could be snow  Derbyshire Live

It caused major problems last time in Burton and Swadlincote, with forecasters warning there could be more of the same.

Freezing temperatures are set to last - but will it snow?  Derbyshire Live

A Met Office ice warning is in force across the area.

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 ...

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.

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.

Motorist forced to get taxi as he drove mum home after being stopped by police in Newhall  Derbyshire Live

It was only a three-mile journey but it ended in trouble.

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 ...

Motorists left baffled by car 'abandoned' in lay-by for a month  Derbyshire Live

Baffled motorists are calling on the authorities to move a car that appears to have been abandoned off a Derbyshire road. Drivers making their way towards ...

Burglars donned Freddy Krueger-style masks during raid at Swadlincote store  Derbyshire Live

They even helped themselves to a fizzy drink on their way out.

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 ...

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.

Thousands lined the streets for funeral of heroic Burton tram conductress  Derbyshire Live

Thousands of people lined the streets of Newhall in a poignant final farewell to a heroic Burton conductress who died trying to save dozens of people during a ...

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 ...

Birds Bakery bringing back these old favourites to celebrate 100 years in business  Derbyshire Live

Birds Bakery is celebrating a century in business by giving modern-day customers a taste of the past with around 20 old favourites from the last 100 years.

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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.

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

Event aims to commemorate those who died in the war.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Suspicious package drama at Swadlincote council offices  Derbyshire Live

999 crews were rushed to the scene this afternoon.

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 ...

Jenkins Shipping takes five-year Derbyshire warehouse lease  SHD Logistics

Jenkins Shipping has taken a 5 year lease on a 141500 sq ft Derbyshire warehouse.

Revealed: inspiration for most popular pet names for 2019  Derbyshire Live

Bizarrely, most are inspired by BBC TV characters, according to study.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

Drink-driver from Derbyshire was more than FOUR times the legal limit  Derbyshire Live

We name and shame the latest motorists to be convicted.

'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.

Cinema fans wrongly issued with parking fines in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Odeon customers told to get in touch to get the penalty wiped out.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Diary tells of the night war came a little too close to home in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The air-raid shelter was demolished in 1987 and a skip donated by Keith Willshee.

See these two talented dancing sisters in action after winning World Championships medals  Derbyshire Live

It is not the first time Swadlincote sisters have competed in the World Tap Championships.

Thief admits shoplifting spree across Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

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

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.

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.

One person taken to hospital following two-vehicle crash near Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The road was partially blocked for more than an hour.

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 ...

Swadlincote coach firm told it risks losing licence  Derbyshire Live

It has been the subject of a Traffic Commission hearing.

'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.

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.

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 ...

This is huge sum council has paid out to disgruntled employees this year  Derbyshire Live

More than 200,000 has been paid out to settle disputes with disgruntled Derbyshire County Council employees this year - including one payment of 32,000.

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.

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, ...

Manhunt after Swadlincote dad alleges BLEACH thrown in his face by teen muggers  Derbyshire Live

A father-of-two has told how he had a liquid, believed to be bleach, thrown in his face by a teenage thug during a mugging near Swadlincote town centre.