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Firefighters called to 'severe' fire in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

They are awaiting gas workers to fix ruptured pipes.

Eddie the Eagle welcomes big news for Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

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

Swadlincote darts ace, 21, wins 10k after lifting first professional title  Derbyshire Live

Swadlincote's darts sensation is setting the world of arrows alight after winning his first professional title - at the age of just 21. Harry Ward picked up his maiden ...

Disabled woman feels 'trapped' by overgrown trees on Swadlincote road  Derbyshire Live

A disabled woman said she feels trapped as overgrown trees near her Swadlincote home means she can't even walk down the street. Residents of Springfield ...

Missing tortoise beat freezing winter by burying itself FOUR FEET underground  Derbyshire Live

Family joy as much-loved Coco turns up again after eight months.

Top 9 places to grab a sandwich in South Derbyshire - according to TripAdvisor  Derbyshire Live

A tasty sandwich can be one of life's simplest pleasures - and here are the top places across South Derbyshire to grab a bite, according to Tripadvisor.

Delivery driver 'tried to lure two girls into car' in Derbyshire village  Derbyshire Live

A mother has described the terrifying moment a delivery driver allegedly tried to lure her 10-year-old daughter and her friend into his car. The woman, who ...

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 ...

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.

Jobs created as waste firm is set for further expansion  Derbyshire Live

The company has been running for more than 30 years.

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 ...

The best places to get an MOT in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

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

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 ...

Waste recycling expansion could create 100 jobs  Derbyshire Live

Willshee's has won approval for an expansion in Swadlincote.

TripAdvisor reveals the top rated coffee shops in Swadincote and Ashby - Derbyshire Live  Derbyshire Live

It is always good to know where to get the perfect brew.

Here are 15 family days out in Derbyshire you might not have thought of  Derbyshire Live

The half-term holidays are rapidly approaching and time is running short to make plans for fun-filled days out with the kids. Here at Derbyshire Live we've made ...

Festival of Transport returns this weekend - here's everything you need to know  Derbyshire Live

Petrolheads and fans of classic vehicles will be in luck this weekend as hundreds of classic cars, motorcycles and scooters will be parking up in Swadlincote.

MPs throw their weight behind reopening of historic railway to passengers  Derbyshire Live

They have each had their say on the mooted scheme.

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 ...

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 ...

Man charged with drink-driving after accident in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A Burton man has been arrested and charged with drink-driving after a car is alleged to have "collided with a fence" in Swadlincote. Officers found a car in a ditch ...

Shop manager's amazing gesture for distraught little girl who lost toy  Derbyshire Live

A shop manager has been praised after his heartwarming gesture for a distraught little girl who lost her fluffy toy. Five-year-old Luna Coppin was inconsolable ...

Here's where you can watch the Rams' bid to make the Premier League  Derbyshire Live

If you want to watch the upcoming play-off final, you might be looking for a pub showing the game. Derby County are due to play Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium ...

'This is a blessed release for her' says daughter of dementia sufferer as she dies aged 99  Derbyshire Live

A great-great grandmother has lost her battle with dementia at the age of 99 - just months after moving to a new care home. Tributes have been paid to a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wardens slammed for fining walkers who allow dogs off leads in Swadlincote park  Derbyshire Live

South Derbyshire Council says it gets complaints about out of control dogs.

Yob douses police car with milkshake in Swadlincote town centre  Derbyshire Live

Police have said a yob who threw milkshake all over a patrol car in Swadlincote pulled officers away from their duties while they had to clear up the mess.

Swadlincote woman ripped off with fake cash for furniture sold on eBay  Derbyshire Live

A woman in Swadlincote says she was given three fake bank notes by someone she had sold furniture to on internet selling site eBay. The woman, who has not ...

This is why air ambulance was spotted flying over Swadlincote this afternoon  Derbyshire Live

An air ambulance was sent to the scene by police after they were concerned for a man's safety in Swadlincote. The ambulance was hovering around the Midway ...

Happy ending for adorable fox cub rescued from building site near Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A tiny abandoned fox cub rescued from a building site is preparing for a return to the wild. We told you about how the vulnerable two-week old fox cub was found ...

The latest speed camera locations in Derby and Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

The information is published to reduce road accidents.

Biker's widow pays emotional tribute as 100 riders gather in his memory  Derbyshire Live

The widow of a respected Swadlincote biker hailed an "emotional day" as more than 100 motorcycles lined the streets of Burton to mark two years since his ...

Things to do in the Burton and Swadlincote area this Bank Holiday Monday  Derbyshire Live

From swashbuckling pirates to vintage fairs there's something for everyone.

Derby County march to Wembley after victory against Leeds United  Derbyshire Live

Fans clad in the black and white of Derby County will be marching down Wembley Way for the Play-Off final, as the Rams stormed to victory against Leeds ...

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.

Woman bitten by dog at Swadlincote Festival of Transport  Derbyshire Live

A woman received medical treatment after she was bitten by a dog at a vintage car show in Swadlincote. The 48-year-old was bitten by a "white westie type dog" ...

Here's when work is due to start on bypass for notorious roundabout  Derbyshire Live

A long-awaited bypass scheme to ease traffic on a notoriously busy roundabout in South Derbyshire has been given a 1 million boost. Work is set to start later ...

'Funny and caring' dad-of-five dies aged 31  Derbyshire Live

He married his partner in hospital after becoming terminally ill.

Pubs we have loved and lost in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

South Derbyshire has long had a rich pub history due to its location next to Burton - the brewing capital of the world. However, due to changes in drinking habits ...

Burton and South Derbyshire convicted drivers named and shamed  Derbyshire Live

A motorist who admitted three driving offences, including having no insurance, has been dealt with by the courts. Fanting Lin-Chen, 66, of Market Street, Church ...

Hidden gems for days out in and around Burton and Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

If you're looking for something interesting for the family to do but don't fancy travelling miles, then there are plenty of hidden gems right here on our doorstep.

Nine things to come out of the South Derbyshire election 2019  Derbyshire Live

The count took place today after voters went to the polls.

Your verdict on whether dogs should be allowed off their leads  Derbyshire Live

Dogs SHOULD be kept on their leads in parks, many Burton Live readers believe after having their say over a dog walker who criticised a council for its 'jobs ...

Arrest warrants have been issued in Derby for all of these people  Derbyshire Live

Officers are on the lookout for all the people below after they failed to attend their hearings at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court. Magistrates have issued ...

PMW Property completes all units at Swadlincote business park  East Midlands Business Link

PMW Property has now fully occupied all of its units at Optimum Business Park in Swadlincote after beginning construction early 2018. The business park.

Overseal car crash victim was burglar who fled from the scene  Derbyshire Live

The driver of a car involved in a dramatic crash in a village was a burglar fleeing a crime scene. Police have revealed further details of the crash, which ...

Four police cars called to 'altercation' outside Swadlincote pub  Derbyshire Live

Four police cars were sent out to deal with an "altercation" outside a Swadlincote pub. Officers were called to the "disturbance" in Station Street, Castle Gresley, ...

Look at these amazing photographs of a garage frozen in time - Cambridgeshire Live  Cambridgeshire Live

It hasn't been in business for 20 years, and these photographs of a former Jetberg car dealership, including 90s cars, look like something from a movie set.

Family horrified to be dragged into sickening animal neglect case  Derbyshire Live

A family have told of their horror at finding out a woman who had befriended their sick aunt was behind an appalling case of animal neglect. Jenny Johnson let ...

This is why you may have seen this naughty word on this bus stop  Derbyshire Live

At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking this South Derbyshire bus shelter had been targeted by vandals - but not all is as it seems. The brick bus shelter in ...

This terrifying 'Rambo-style' knife was seized from a boy aged FIFTEEN  Derbyshire Live

This "Rambo-style" knife with a terrifying serrated edge has been seized from a 15-year-old boy in Swadlincote. Officers from Derbyshire Police say they were ...

Land deal paves way for 400 new homes at this Derbyshire town  Derbyshire Live

Work on hundreds of new homes in a Derbyshire town could start soon after a deal was struck for a large section of development land. House-builder Avant ...

Special guests to share their views on potential reopening of historic railway to passengers  Derbyshire Live

MPs and rail experts are to share their views on a plan to reopen a railway line to passengers between Burton and Leicester for the first time in 55 years.

Mindless yobs constantly targeting South Derbyshire ski centre  Derbyshire Live

The final straw came when they raided one its sheds.

Derby Telegraph Business Awards finalists - Company of the Year  Derbyshire Live

The finalists for the Derby Telegraph Business Awards have been announced - and the winners will be crowned at a glittering awards ceremony which will take ...

This is the shortlist for Derby's employers of the year  Derbyshire Live

The finalists for the Derby Telegraph Business Awards have been announced - and the winners will be crowned at a glittering awards ceremony which will take ...

New Woodville bypass is welcomed - but some still have concerns it will not solve traffic nightmare  Derbyshire Live

Business bosses and residents in Woodville are hoping that a new 11 million bypass will answer their traffic nightmare prayers, but reservations have been ...

Secret beaches right here on the doorstep near you  Derbyshire Live

Yet another bank holiday is on the doorstep and many will be thinking of heading off to the beach this weekend. However, with Burton, Uttoxeter and South ...

10 car boot sales near Burton you could go to this bank holiday  Staffordshire Live

If you love a bargain then perhaps a car boot sale would be a great way to spend the bank holiday. There are plenty of places in and around Burton, Uttoxeter ...

Trapped woman rescued from car by firefighters after South Derbyshire crash  Derbyshire Live

A woman was trapped in her car and had to be freed by firefighters after a crash in South Derbyshire today. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue *Service* bosses have ...

Police recover trolley-load of goods following alleged theft from Sainsbury's  Derbyshire Live

They also gave a special mention to the staff member who flagged them down.

What you had to say about fish and chips in South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Chippy dinner is on the cards once again, but where should you grab one from in South Derbyshire? With a plethora of options to choose from across the ...

Congestion on A50 after accident closes one lane  Derbyshire Live

An accident on the A50 closed one lane and caused major disruption. According to traffic updates website Inrix, the accident happened on the eastbound ...

How this former Newhall schoolboy joined the Sunday Times rich list  Derbyshire Live

A former Newhall school pupil who started his working life at the Swadlincote branch of TSB has been named among the richest individuals in the UK .

Three men locked up for stealing more than 75,000 of power tools from builders merchants  Nottinghamshire Live

A Nottingham man who was involved in 'serious commercial crime' was Tasered by police as he was about to make off with 66,000 worth of power tools from a ...

Durrant and Noppert ease through to round two at Dutch Darts Masters  Dartsnews.com

The final two matches in the opening session of the Dutch Darts Masters are complete with Glen Durrant and Danny Noppert easing through to the second round ...

Hollywood actor to film movie near Burton and this is how YOU can be in it too  Derbyshire Live

And he once stared opposite A-lister Julia Roberts.

These are the pubs up for lease in the area  Derbyshire Live

You could be pulling pints at your own boozer very soon.

Roadworks on major route into Burton - and they are set to be here for at least a week  Derbyshire Live

Delays on a major route into Burton are expected to continue for at least a week as temporary roadworks are carried out. Motorists were hit with hold-ups during ...

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

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

Man talked down from bridge on A444 near Burton  Derbyshire Live

A man was taken to safety after being talked down from a bridge on the A444 near Burton. Police received a call after the incident at the junction of Park Road ...

Seven reasons to be proud you're from South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

Here's why you should be proud to hail from South Derbyshire.

These warehouse jobs come with great perks including a day off for your birthday - Derbyshire Live  Derbyshire Live

Jobseekers across Burton and the surrounding areas who are looking to find work in warehouses could be in luck as we have found several great options - and ...

40,000 Derbyshire drug dealer to pay back less than 25  Derbyshire Live

Five different drugs were found at Callum Molloy's home.

These Derbyshire drink-drivers have all been banned for 18 MONTHS or more  Derbyshire Live

The following offenders have recently been convicted at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court of drink-driving: Sarah Hartshorn, 35, of Weston Park Avenue, ...

Ghost tales all experienced in Burton and South Derbyshire  Derbyshire Live

One man claimed to have captured the face of a spirit in a photograph in Burton town centre.

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 ...

This enforcer protected Derbyshire homes where family ran their crack cocaine empire  Derbyshire Live

Williams Mills was being paid by Mohammed and Tareem Shakil.

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.

Card shop's heartwarming gesture for distraught little girl  Staffordshire Live

A card shop boss has been praised for going "above and beyond the call of duty" when a little girl was left heartbroken after losing her treasured unicorn toy.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Watch adorable video of fox cub found on building site near Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

A vulnerable baby fox who was left stranded on a building site by her mother has been rescued by wildlife campaigners. Builders working on a site near Butt ...

Three people taken to hospital after four-car crash on A444  Derbyshire Live

Three people had to be taken to hospital following a four-car crash on the A444 yesterday. Police officers, firefighters and paramedics were called out to Burton ...

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

He was arrested in Swadlincote on Sunday morning.

Major disruption on A50 after two accidents in quick succession  Derbyshire Live

Motorists were faced with disruption on a major dual carriageway today when two accidents happened within hours of each other. The first saw a car go "into the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Toddler spotted running on to main road in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

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

Two samurai swords among knives handed into police in Swadlincote  Derbyshire Live

Two samurai swords were among dozens of knives handed in at Swadlincote Police Station as part of a week-long amnesty. A man who used to practice martial ...

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.

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 ...

Sneak peek inside Swadlincote's new Eureka Lodge development  Derbyshire Live

The site of a former Victorian mansion which played an important part in Swadlincote's history has been transformed into a housing development and opens this ...

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 ...

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.

This is how long the beautiful sunny weather will last  Derbyshire Live

Stunning skies have been seen across the last few days - but for how long?

How Burton and Swadlincote rank among best places to live for those aged under 26  Derbyshire Live

East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire are blackspots for people under 26 to live - with both areas clocking up rankings of just four out of 10 in a wide-ranging ...