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Derbyshire Live

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 10.15am this morning following reports of an incident involving two vehicles.


Derbyshire Live

Driver BANNED from the roads after raft of offences in Swadlincote
Derbyshire Live
He pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle in William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, on July 19, with 45 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes. He also admitted driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence ...


Derbyshire Live

Prolific thief banned from all shops and businesses in Swadlincote town centre
Derbyshire Live
A 31-year-old prolific thief has been ordered to stay away from shops and businesses in Swadlincote town centre or face a spell in jail. Daniel Jollands was hauled before the courts where he admitted three shoplifting charges and received a court ...


Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote school bags top awards turning the tables on bad Ofsted report
Derbyshire Live
A Swadlincote junior school which was placed into special measures by Ofsted is turning the tables after winning three awards for improvements. Springfield Junior School became an academy at the start of the 2017/18 academic year after being rated ...

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Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote man to tackle Great North Run dressed as Y-front-wearing dinosaur
Derbyshire Live
An ex-army man from Swadlincote is ditching his running gear for a Y-front-clad dinosaur suit as he prepares for the UK's top half-marathon. Lee Cope will play the part of NSPCC mascot Pantosaurus when he takes on the 13.5-mile run in a bright yellow ...


Derbyshire Live

Notorious Swadlincote lift thrown lifeline despite trapping dozens of people inside
Derbyshire Live
The Burton Mail revealed last month that fire crews in Swadlincote have spent approximately 16 hours in total pulling trapped adults and children from the often stifling conditions in two lifts - which also includes the lift link High Street to ...


Derbyshire Live

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. Officers from Derbyshire police said they are pleased with the results in the town after ...


Derbyshire Live

Family desperate to find their missing 18-year-old tortoise
Derbyshire Live
A Swadlincote woman has been left distraught after her 18-year-old tortoise went missing. Coco is a Hermann's tortoise and went missing from her home in Valley Rise, Swadlincote on Sunday, September 16. Her owner, Koren Sanderson noticed she had ...


Derbyshire Live

Police want to speak to this man in connection with alleged fraud at Swadlincote supermarket
Derbyshire Live
CCTV images have been released of a man police wish to speak to in connection with a series of alleged fraudulent transactions in Sainsbury's, Swadlincote. The incidents are said to have taken place between 11am on Friday, August 24, and 5pm the ...


Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote restaurant up for top food award for the second year running
Derbyshire Live
A popular Swadlincote restaurant is in with a shout to be named the best in the country for world cuisine for the second year running. The 50s American Diner took home the top gong last year at the Food Awards England, when it was named the best world ...