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Fake police poster warning about dogging put up at public toilets in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

It has been raising eyebrows, as cops say it's nothing to with them.

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 ...

Warning after wet weather leads to collision near Swadlincote pub  Derbyshire Live

Police have issued a warning after wet weather may have led to a collision near a Swadlincote pub.

Roadworks on major road near Swadlincote for 10 days are causing tailbacks  Derbyshire Live

Customers at a furniture store in South Derbyshire have been stuck in tailbacks due to roadworks - which are set to last another 10 days. Bosses at Toons ...

Swadlincote's popular 50s American Diner is to be sold - but there's a condition  Derbyshire Live

The owners of Swadlincote's famous American Diner have announced they plan to sell up and finally retire. The 50s American Diner is a well known and much ...

How Swadlincote school for vulnerable boys fared in Ofsted inspection  Derbyshire Live

Education watchdog releases report after recent visit.

Your tributes to Swadlincote man who brought joy to town playing his ukulele  Derbyshire Live

'RIP Graham, keep the angels entertained', you have said.

Cute snow baby Ayron to be Christened on same day his parents get married  Derbyshire Live

A baby boy who made the headlines when his mum had to battle through the Beast in the East storm when she went into labour early is to be christened on the ...

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, ...

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.

Missing Swadlincote man last seen wearing a Liverpool FC shirt has been found  Derbyshire Live

A man who went missing from Swadlincote has been found, police have confirmed. Police issued an appeal saying that concerns were "growing" in the search ...

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 ...

Tributes to 'sir Graham of Swad' who once made a ukulele for Beatle George Harrison  Derbyshire Live

A loving daughter has paid tribute to her well known father, known as 'sir Graham of Swad', after he died. Colourful Graham Greenfield, also known to his friends ...

Car crash leads to police finding passenger passed out after 'taking drugs'  Derbyshire Live

A car crash led to the discovery of a passenger who police said had passed out after taking drugs. Swadlincote Response Unit tweeted about their discovery of a ...

This is why police helicopter was in the skies above Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A police helicopter was spotted hovering over Swadlincote last night. Derbyshire Police and the National Police Air *Service* were out searching for a "high-risk ...

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 ...

Woman in hospital after Range Rover crashes into roundabout in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A woman is in hospital after the Range Rover she was driving crashed into a roundabout in Swadlincote town centre. Police have said that they had reports of a ...

Thugs caught on CCTV stealing car from Swadlincote drive  Derbyshire Live

Three callous thieves have been caught on CCTV stealing a car from a Swadlincote drive in broad daylight. The offenders broke into a house in Church Gresley ...

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 ...

Police 'concerned for safety' of missing Swadlincote teenager  Derbyshire Live

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenage girl from Swadlincote. Carrie Armson was last seen around 9pm on Tuesday, June 25 in Wellwood Road, ...

Car crashes into wall causing this damage in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

This is what happens if you ignore temporary speed signs, say police.

Doing this one simple thing could mean the world to a lonely old stranger  Derbyshire Live

Holidaymakers are being asked to do one simple thing - that will mean the world to an elderly person living in care homes. While people are away on their ...

Severe thunderstorms and floods heading for Burton, Swadlincote and Uttoxeter  Derbyshire Live

There could be power cuts and travel disruption too.

High street giant with branches in Burton and Swadlincote confirms 200 store closures  Derbyshire Live

A national chain of shops which has stores in Burton, Uttoxeter, Swadlincote and Ashby has confirmed it will close 200 locations in the next 18 months.

Watch drone footage of Swadlincote pottery site where people are risking lives  Derbyshire Live

Drone footage of one of South Derbyshire's most historic sites has been revealed - amid warnings urban explorers are risking their lives in "highly dangerous" ...

Burton, Uttoxeter and Swadlincote to be hotter than Crete this weekend  Derbyshire Live

Searing temperatures are coming to Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire this weekend. After weeks of torrential rain and unseasonal weather, summer is ...

Thief Daniel Singleton stole beer, condoms and pregnancy kit, courts hears  Derbyshire Live

A 25-year-old shoplifter stole beer, condoms and a pregnancy kit from a Swadlincote shop, a court has heard. Daniel Singleton, of Church Street, Swadlincote, ...

Garage staff tell of fears after explosive devices find  Derbyshire Live

Explosive detonator devices which were found in a skip led to police being called out to South Derbyshire firm today. Derbyshire police was called to Wards Skip ...

Swadlincote paedophile released from prison half way through his sentence  Derbyshire Live

A South Derbyshire paedophile has been released from prison just nine years into his 16-year sentence - as the family of his victim say they have to live what he ...

Adorable dog abused on puppy farm is saved from death by Swadlincote school teacher  Derbyshire Live

An adorable dog abandoned after being cruelly abused on a puppy farm has been saved from death by a Swadlincote school teacher. Frankie had been used ...

Motorist had to be cut free following three-vehicle crash  Derbyshire Live

A road near Burton was blocked following a crash involving three vehicles. One person was trapped in their vehicle and firefighters were able to cut them out ...

Buy one of these plots of land and you'll get a billboard thrown in for free  Derbyshire Live

A unique plot of land being auctioned off in Derbyshire comes with huge billboards. The grassy site, in Uttoxeter Old Road, is surrounded by four billboards - and ...

Watch emotional moment Swadlincote OAP met great-great-grandson from hospital bed  Derbyshire Live

She fought through heart disease, sepsis and a chest infection so she could meet him.

Major high street name with branches in Burton, Uttoxeter and Swadlincote confirms 700 closures  Derbyshire Live

A major high street bookmakers with branches in Burton, Swadlincote and Uttoxeter has announced its intentions to shut 700 shops across the country, putting ...

One mad night convinced chip shop couple they had to stay in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A couple who run one of Swadlincote's best known chip shops have told how they never intended to stay but one mad night of selling hundreds of portions of ...

UNLIMITED bus travel for kids this summer holidays - here's how to get it  Derbyshire Live

A new bus ticket will mean that kids and teens will be able to go wherever they like in the area all summer. The tickets will mean youngsters will be able to travel ...

Nurse who helps people with serious mental illness up for top award  Derbyshire Live

A mental health nurse who takes big risks every day to help people in the Swadlincote community, is up for a top award, after setting up a time-saving initiative to ...

Popular teacher retires after 32 years at school  Derbyshire Live

A popular teacher at a Swadlincote school is preparing to say goodbye after 32 years in the classroom and having taught thousands of youngsters.

Beast from the East hero hails 'fabulous' Burton Mail Heroes Awards 2019  Derbyshire Live

A Swadlincote hero who ferried a woman to hospital after she went into premature labour during the Beast from the East blizzards has hailed the Burton Mail ...

Fraudsters made more than 200,000 by overcharging for car repairs  Derbyshire Live

Three con artists defrauded a business out of more than 200,000 by overcharging for car repairs. In a fraud lasting over three years David Ward and David ...

Derbyshire nurse Kelly wins her way to awards final  Derbyshire Live

Rising star of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Kelly-Hellen Hitchcock has won through to the finals of a top national award. Kelly, a community ...

Speed guns will be used along these routes over the next two weeks  Derbyshire Live

The information is published to reduce road accidents.

Move to reopen historic railway line to passengers gets major new backing  Derbyshire Live

An influential council is now on board with the plan.

Bid to reopen Burton to Leicester railway line takes a big step forward  Derbyshire Live

Influential mayor says it has the 'best prospects of being reopened' of any line in the UK.

Driver with tiny illegal number plate on BMW is nabbed by police  Derbyshire Live

They are told 'registration plates are not fashion accessories'

Can you name these South Derbyshire towns and villages by an aerial picture?  Derbyshire Live

Many consider the landscape of South Derbyshire to be quite a unique area - but could you name some of the area's towns and villages from a single aerial ...

See the four-bedroom house which is selling for 85k near Burton  Derbyshire Live

Ideal for anyone looking to get on the property ladder.

46 offenders named and shamed, but what did they do?  Derbyshire Live

Offenders are from all over Derby and the surrounding area.

Stolen Volkswagen found abandoned without its WHEELS  Derbyshire Live

A stolen sports car recovered in South Derbyshire was found without its wheels. The car, a Volkswagen, is believed to have been stolen and has been pictured ...

These are the 30 Derbyshire parks that have been awarded a Green Flag  Derbyshire Live

From keeping fit to entertaining the kids, having a park on your doorstep is a great advantage. Getting out in the *fresh* air and taking advantage of the benefits of ...

Nursery under threat of closure after Ofsted said it didn't safeguard children  Derbyshire Live

An under-fire nursery that was judged to "not safeguard children" is today facing the threat of closure, Ofsted has revealed. The education watchdog is taking ...

Burton and Swadlincote brides-to-be wanted for Gok Wan's Say Yes to the Dress  Derbyshire Live

Always wanted to meet Gok Wan? Well now is your chance!

Teenage girl's knees looks like they have two baby faces trapped inside them  Mirror Online

Nicola Wheatley claims her daughter, who is part of the Team GB tap dancing squad, has one evil and one angelic face in her knees.

Newhall Cannabis factory with 80 plants raided by police  Derbyshire Live

A "substantial" cannabis factory has been uncovered in a home in Newhall, police have revealed. Officers from Swadlincote safer neighbourhood team attended ...

Will we see more bars that bridge the gap between pub and micropub?  Derbyshire Live

Our Beerhunter, checking out Bodell's at Swadlincote, thinks that's likely but there's a lot of competition out there.

Biker 'desperate for the toilet' did '70mph' in 30mph street  Derbyshire Live

There were a raft of issues with his bike when he was stopped.

Eight hours of thunderstorms expected to strike the Midlands today  Derbyshire Live

Eight hours of thunderstorms are set to strike the Midlands including Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire today. Weather experts at the Met Office have put a ...

Fraudsters jailed for their part in 250,000 Derbyshire care company con  Derbyshire Times

A pair of fraudsters have been jailed for their part in a con that saw 250000 swindled from a Derbyshire care company.

Watch masked thugs breaking into family-run scrapyard  Derbyshire Live

It comes two years after 30000 was stolen from the yard.

Young boy 'gutted' after thugs stole his bike while he was in hospital  Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote lad Rio suffers from a serious eye disease.

Big changes on the way as new owner buys major shopping centre  Derbyshire Live

There are high street names like Boots and New Look.

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.

Popular pub cordoned off and man arrested after alleged late night assault  Derbyshire Live

A man has been arrested after an alleged assault in a Burton pub left a man in his 20s with facial injuries. Forensic officers from Staffordshire Police have been ...

Bargain hunters join the Superdry clothing sale queue in Burton  Derbyshire Live

Thousands of people are set to walk through the doors of Burton's largest warehouse for the annual massive Superdry clothing sale. There are between 50,000 ...

Temporary traffic lights that only just left busy Burton crossroads are coming back  Derbyshire Live

Here's our round-up of roadworks for the next fortnight across the area.

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 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 ...

Firefighters called to 'severe' fire in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

They are awaiting gas workers to fix ruptured pipes.

Severe flooding turns Swadlincote roads into rivers  Derbyshire Live

Shocking footage and photos saw motorists wading in floodwater.

Toddler spotted running on to main road in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Police spoke to the youngster's parents after the incident.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Motorcyclist has 'life-changing injuries' after crash in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

The biker was involved in a collision with an Audi A3.

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 ...

Missing Swadlincote man sees mountain rescue team search lake  Derbyshire Live

Pensioner is a resident of a South Derbyshire care home.

Find out how well you know Swadlincote with this fun quiz  Derbyshire Live

From champion boxer Jack Bodell, paralympian Lewis White and The Voice star Kirby Frost, Swadlincote have dozens of notable people - and places - which ...

Calling drivers in Swadlincote - make sure you are aware of these road closures  Derbyshire Live

This may cause a few delays for some people over the next month.

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.

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 ...

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.

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

A driver has been taken to hospital after crashing into historic park gates in Swadlincote. Police said the Mini he was driving got "stuck in the gates" in Coppice ...

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 ...

Weather this week: This is how long the sun will last  Derbyshire Live

People across Burton and South Derbyshire will be getting into work this morning having enjoyed the hottest weather so far this year. Barbecues and sun ...

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 ...

Swadlincote's new fire and ambulance station has opened - we had a look inside  Derbyshire Live

A new fire and ambulance station costing 3 million has officially opened in Swadlincote - and has been hailed as a "superb facility." The brand new station in ...

Gardener hangs up his trowel after raising thousands after death of childhood sweetheart  Derbyshire Live

A South Derbyshire fund-raising champion, who was spurred on to help others after the death of his childhood sweetheart, has finally hung up his boots after ...

Missing teenager from Swadlincote sparks police search  Derbyshire Live

The school girl was last seen carrying a shoulder bag.

Stunning walks by the water in Burton and South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

When the weather is stunningly beautiful few activities can beat a nice stroll by the waterside. There are plenty of reservoirs, marinas and woodland with ponds ...

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 ...

The best places to get an MOT in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Is the day you've been dreading coming round again?

Unusually-shaped Swadlincote shop is up for lease following Lottery facelift  Derbyshire Live

An unusually shaped building which reflects Swadlincote's development over the decades is on the market following a massive makeover costing more than ...

Driver mounts roundabout and crashes into sign in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A driver has mounted a roundabout and crashed into a sign in Swadlincote - then abandoned their car. It happened just before 1am on Saturday, May 4, near ...

Eddie the Eagle welcomes big news for Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

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

Littlewoods and Very.com set to work from Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Work for large companies including Very and Littlewoods will be moved to Swadlincote from 2021, it has been revealed. Clipper Logistics, which has a ...

Swadlincote ice cream lady turns 100 and says the secret to a long life is hard work and a cup of tea  Derbyshire Live

A hugely popular ice cream lady who has served thousands of Swadlincote children down the years is today celebrating her 100th birthday. Agnes Staley will be ...

Chance to find out more about new homes being built in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

There is an open day for people interested in buying.

See what jobs are on offer in Swadlincote and Ashby  Derbyshire Live

There is plenty on offer for those in need of work close to home.

'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.