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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 health manager recognised for his outstanding contribution to the NHS  Derbyshire Live

A senior Swadlincote health manager has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the NHS at a regional awards ceremony. Ricky Harrison took the ...

All of the news from the roads in Burton and Swadlincote for Tuesday, March 19  Derbyshire Live

Welcome to the this morning's live traffic blog where you will find all the latest news, traffic, travel, and weather updates for Burton and the surrounding area .

Help for Swadlincote cafe for the elderly which was ransacked by burglars  Derbyshire Live

A singing group from Swadlincote has hit the right note to raise £200 for the Bus Park Café after it was broken into and ransacked by burglars. Sing4Health ...

Police want to speak with these men after burglary in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Police officers want to speak with two men in relation to a burglary from a Swadlincote home. CCTV footage has been released by Derbyshire Police of the ...

Nurse slapped with fake parking fine in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A nurse thought she had been slapped with an unjust parking fine at the Sainsbury's car park in Swadlincote - before she realised it was fake ticket. Ellie Keating ...

This is why a police helicopter was out in Swadlincote last night  Derbyshire Live

A man has been arrested following an incident in Swadlincote, which saw a police helicopter circling above the town late last night. Residents across the area ...

Swadlincote woman charged with assaulting emergency worker  Derbyshire Live

A Swadlincote woman has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker after an incident that took place in the town earlier this week. Diane Heck, of ...

Swadlincote man arrested on suspicion of sexual communication with a child  Derbyshire Live

He was arrested in Swadlincote on Sunday morning.

Plans for 400 homes in Derbyshire town centre given go-ahead by council  Derbyshire Live

The whole Cadley Park development is now moving ahead.

Purse thieves target Morrison's shoppers in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Shoppers are being warned to be vigilant after reports of purse thieves targeting in a popular Swadlincote supermarket. Customers have been asked to not ...

Shoplifter stole more than £2k worth of items from Swadlincote shop  Derbyshire Live

A shoplifter who stole more than £2,000 worth of items from Boots in Swadlincote over a three-day period has avoided a prison sentence. Caroline Winyard, 41 ...

Amazing pictures show progress on brand-new Swadlincote fire station  Derbyshire Live

Amazing pictures show progress made to the new £3 million Swadlincote fire station following a multi-million pound project. Demolition of the old Civic Way fire ...

Here's how you can get involved in the Great British Spring Clean  Derbyshire Live

You can take on the litter louts and clean up your town.

Swadlincote darts player set to compete on national television  Derbyshire Live

He's had a flying start since receiving his tour card in January.

Former cinema on the market after newly-revamped bar closes  Derbyshire Live

A once popular Swadlincote club which housed the town's Empire Cinema in its heyday has closed its doors just five months after a revamp. The Lounge Bar ...

Sheltering from the rain landed this man in court  Derbyshire Live

A man who walked into a bank to take shelter from the rain has been hauled to court because he was banned from Swadlincote town centre business premises.

Good news for those on Universal Credit living in Winshill  Derbyshire Live

People living in Winshill can now get their Universal Credit payments from Burton after an administration error meant they had to go to Swadlincote to collect ...

You won't believe how many drivers were caught on phone or without a seatbelt in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Nearly 40 motorists were caught committing driving offences, including using mobile phones, as police ran an operation in Swadlincote. Officers staged their ...

'Mean and nasty theft' from 'vulnerable' woman while attending a mental health event  Derbyshire Live

A thief carried out a "mean and nasty" theft from a "vulnerable" elderly woman while she was at a mental health event. Luke Jollands, 31, of Midland Road, ...

Couple who just managed to 'get by' during the Miners' Strike celebrate 60 years of marriage  Derbyshire Live

Joe Laud even manned the picket lines during the bitter dispute.

Swadlincote couple to star in paranormal TV show  Derbyshire Live

They will be filming at venues said to be haunted across the area.

Hunt to find homeless fox cubs after their mum is found collapsed in car park  Derbyshire Live

Linjoy Wildlife Sanctuary and Rescue believes she gave birth several weeks ago.

Beer festival where pints will literally be as cheap as chips  Derbyshire Live

Wetherspoon's is holding a 12-day beer festival - where pints will literally be as cheap as chips. Starting from Wednesday, March 27 through to Sunday, April 7, ...

Free dog poo bag dispensers for pet owners in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Firms behind the move says there's now no excuse not to clear up after your pooch.

Swadlincote motorist caught driving uninsured twice is banned from roads  Derbyshire Live

A 28-year-old man has been banned from the roads after he was caught driving without insurance twice in five months. Michael Redfern, 28, of St John's Drive, ...

Search goes on to find missing French Bulldog Buddy  Derbyshire Live

The owner of missing French Bulldog Buddy is asking people to be stay vigilant as she remains positive that he will be found after almost two weeks. Charlotte ...

Man jailed after using bottle to attack victim  Derbyshire Live

A man who attacked a woman with a bottle has been jailed. Joshua Diver, 24, of Soar Close, Hilton, was on licensed premises when he attacked the woman, ...

Curfew for South Derbyshire man after criminal damage to service station  Derbyshire Live

A 43-year-old man has admitted damaging Woodville *Service* Station. Lee Mewis, of High Street, Woodville, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' ...

Addict mum-of-three stole from Sainbury's and forgot to attend court  Derbyshire Live

A mother-of-three who stole food and drink from Sainsbury's and forgot to turn up to court must now wear an electronic tag. Kia Archer, of Mistletoe Drive, ...

This is how you can support the campaign to reopen a major passenger railway line  Derbyshire Live

Organisers behind a campaign to reopen a railway link between Burton and Leicester to passengers are looking to raise thousands of pounds to help drive the ...

Crowbar wielding thief breaks into children's play area  Derbyshire Live

A crowbar-wielding thief forced his way into a children's play area, near Swadlincote, from the rooftop before smashing his way into cash tills to steal hundreds of ...

Woman avoids jail after stealing from homeowner she was doing housework for  Derbyshire Live

Leanne Winter has been handed a suspended sentence.

National Trust attractions right here on the doorstep  Derbyshire Live

If you are looking for somewhere to take the family there are a bevy of National Trust properties and venues in the Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire area.

Plans for 400 homes in Derbyshire town centre set for final go-ahead  Derbyshire Live

Plans for 400 homes in Swadlincote town centre are set for the final seal of approval. The proposals, pitched by Avant Homes and Pegasus Group, form a major ...

Adorable baby boy with incredibly rare brain condition 'may never walk or talk'  Derbyshire Live

An adorable one-year-old diagnosed with an ultra-rare condition has baffled doctors after his brain suddenly stopped working. Teddy, from Swadlincote, was ...

'Rare' 14th Century coin found in secret drawer sells for £850  BBC News

The 14th Century coin was discovered inside one of three hidden drawers in a wooden bureau.

Lucky escape for driver after car burst into flames  Derbyshire Live

A driver walked away unhurt from a car after the vehicle hit a tree and burst into flames near Burton. Swadlincote Response Unit from Derbyshire Police said the ...

Castle Gresley man made up story that he'd been attacked  Derbyshire Live

A 39-year-old man has been ordered to pay court costs for wasting police time. Warren Day, of Oak Close, Castle Gresley, called Derbyshire Police to report an ...

Motorists faced delays after crash involving motorbike and car on A444  Derbyshire Live

Motorists faced long delays on a main road between Burton and Swadlincote this afternoon. Heavy traffic was reported on Stanton Road heading towards St ...

Boost for residents as new Post Office opens in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Residents in South Derbyshire have been boosted by the launch of a brand new Post Office facility in the area. The new postal centre has opened for business ...

Relaunch of historic railway line for passengers could mean a huge boost for tourism  Derbyshire Live

Rail support group members have made their rail link intentions well known.

ZERO homeless people found in South Derbyshire during count on the streets  Derbyshire Live

Charity bosses have disputed the results of a count of the number of homeless in South Derbyshire which recorded that there was not a single person forced to ...

Dilapidated buildings with rich mining history are up for sale  Derbyshire Live

The crumbling buildings in Newhall could be bulldozed.

Pervert's sickening Google searches revealed in court  Derbyshire Live

Craig Haywood was caught with more than 130 sick child abuse images.

JB Kind Doors pledges fundraising support for Dementia UK  Builders' Merchants News

Door distributor JB Kind is throwing its weight behind a charity providing support for families affected by dementia. Its aim is to help bring a...

Sun worshippers rejoice as Azores winds sees Burton bask in hotter weather than Madrid  Derbyshire Live

The first few days of spring has brought sunshine to Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire as Azores winds have seen residents basking in glorious weather ...

Albino Derby schoolgirl appears in Vogue magazine  Derbyshire Live

A Derby schoolgirl is set to be pictured by a celebrity photographer as part of a campaign to promote "beauty in diversity" after she recently appeared in Vogue ...

When is Pancake Day 2019? Here's everything you need to know  Derbyshire Live

Most people love a tasty pancake - and it's very nearly the day when it's acceptable to eat them morning, noon and night. People up and down the country will be ...

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

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

How judge dealt with man who performed sex act outside Derby police station  Derbyshire Live

Benjamin Dakin was spotted with his hands down his trousers.

'Don't let another family go through the misery we have', says mum of Burton murder victim  Derbyshire Live

The mother of a Burton man stabbed to death outside a nightclub has welcomed news of an operation designed to take knives off the street. Mum Yvonne Upton ...

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.

'My upset little girl tried to put dolls up my shirt to make me 'pregnant' again after I lost twins', says mum  Derbyshire Live

Heartbroken Sophie tells of her family's anguish after her sons died.

These 10 driving instructors are among the best in Burton according to Google reviews  Derbyshire Live

Finding the right instructor can be tricky - here's a list of 10 of the best to help you with your search.

Here's how to hand in your unwanted knives in Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Police want to take dangerous weapons off the streets following a spate of stabbings.

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.

Supermarket recalls chocolate product over host of allergy risks ingredients  Derbyshire Live

A major supermarket is recalling a chocolate product after announcing an allergy risk because some ingredients are not declared in English on the packaging.

Huge housing estate could be built near Derbyshire village?s medieval castle  Derbyshire Live

Plans have been put forward to build up to 100 homes on farmland on the outskirts of a Derbyshire village close to a protected medieval castle. Heyford ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Overturned lorry causing major delays - what we know so far  Derbyshire Live

Traffic is not expected to return to normal for several hours.

Frustration as work yet to start at notorious Albert Village crossroads  Derbyshire Live

A developer which promised to build a mini-roundabout at an accident blackspot near Swadlincote 16 YEARS AGO is on the verge of appointing a contractor to ...

Male cyclists seen acting suspiciously in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

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

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.

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.

All these people didn't show up at Derby's courts in just one week  Derbyshire Live

Warrants were subsequently issued for their arrests.

Smoke from Swadlincote plastic pallets fire fills sky  BBC News

Firefighters have been tackling the blaze since about 01:20 BST at Ravensbourn Plastics Ltd.

Swadlincote's very own 'boy band' pay tribute to the town with Swad Song - and it raises hundreds for charity  Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote's very own 'boy band' - who have clocked up 120,000 hits online with their musical tribute to the town - have presented a cheque to charity following ...

Hour-long delays on A50 due to overturned vehicle  Derbyshire Live

There were significant delays on the eastbound carriageway.

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

The vans will be out ready to catch speeding motorists.

This is why the air ambulance was in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Two people have been taken to hospital after an accident involving a motorbike and car this afternoon. It happened shortly after 1pm today, Wednesday, March ...

Team Derby and Derbyshire to showcase one of fastest growing areas in UK at the largest global property event  East Midlands Business Link

South Derbyshire District Council will be represented by inward investment agency Marketing Derby as part of Team Derby and Derbyshire at MIPIM. As one of ...

Historic flood marker to be removed to make way for housing development  Derbyshire Live

The plaque indicates the level of flooding in the street in 1875.

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

The council is pursuing court action against the landlord.

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

Do you agree with how TripAdvisor has ranked these eateries?

Business park rebrands after being acquired  Insider Media

A business park in Derbyshire has been rebranded by the company which snapped it up in July 2018.

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 ...

Strong winds to batter Burton over the weekend as Storm Freya gets set to hit  Derbyshire Live

The Met Office has warned 'danger to life' is possible.

Two people trapped in vehicle on A42 near Ashby after crash - what we know so far  Derbyshire Live

Two people are trapped in a vehicle after two cars collided on the A42 near Ashby this afternoon. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue *Service* has confirmed two ...

Miraculous escape from this crash which closed A50 near Derby  Derbyshire Live

These pictures show the aftermath of a crash which closed a section of the A50 for more than hour today. Derbyshire police have described it as "miraculous" ...

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 ...

'Cob', 'roll' or 'bap'? Take the quiz that shows where you're from by how you speak  Derbyshire Live

People from Burton and its surrounding areas are being urged to showcase their dialects in an online quiz to shine a light on local linguistic habits.

Dog-friendly pubs in Burton and South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Plan ahead so you know where you can go with your pooch.

Cancer mum's desperate wish to see her daughter go to prom  Derbyshire Live

Nicola Morgan-Dingley hopes to survive long enough to see her only child in her dress.

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.

Burton set to be hotter than Rome this weekend  Derbyshire Live

Burton, Uttoxeter and Swadlincote is expected to be almost twice as hot as Rome this weekend, say BBC weather forecasters. Following an unseasonably warm ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Supermarket recalls this popular snack amid allergy warning  Derbyshire Live

A supermarket with branches in Swadlincote, Burton, Uttoxeter and Ashby is recalling a popular snack following allergy concerns. Lidl is recalling Sondey ...

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.

Man who nearly jumped off A38 bridge was egged on by motorists  Derbyshire Live

A man who was threatening to jump off a bridge over the A38 was egged on by nearby drivers. Motorists jeered ?just jump? at the man who was leaning off the ...

What has been happening on the roads in Burton and Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

This was our live blog for those on the daily commute.

COURT REGISTER: January 30-February 5, 2019  Spalding Today

Those before the magistrates at Boston and Lincolnshire.

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 ...

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.

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.