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All you need to know: Tougher penalties for drivers caught on the phone

Tougher penalties come into force on Wednesday (March 1) when new laws are introduced surrounding using a mobile phone while driving.

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‘Can you hear me?’: Warning over new phone scam

‘Can you hear me?’: Warning over new phone scam

Phone scammers are set to try and dupe unwary residents in the East Midlands with a new telephone fraud.

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Speed cameras are based on these 22 Derbyshire roads

Mobile speed cameras are operating on the following Derbyshire roads until Sunday, March 12.

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Sex attacker assaulted Derbyshire woman in her own bed

Sex attacker assaulted Derbyshire woman in her own bed

A 22-year-old sex attacker who assaulted his victim in her own bed in Derbyshire has been jailed for four years.

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Pauline Latham MP (left) watches a demonstration of a new ivory fingerprinting powder to help catch poachers.

Mid Derbyshire MP presses Government over ivory ban

Mid Derbyshire’s MP has stepped up her efforts to end the ivory trade with a fact-finding session on techniques to catch criminal dealers.

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Pictured is Derby Crown Court.

Chop shop gang to be sentenced after Land Rover and vehicle thefts

A gang of 11 men who were involved in the theft of Land Rovers, Ford Transit vans and vehicle parts worth tens of thousands of pounds have been brought to justice.

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Mid Derbyshire MP backs new law to tackle homelessness

Mid Derbyshire MP backs new law to tackle homelessness

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has given her support to the Homelessness Reduction Bill as it passed the report stage in the Commons on Friday, January 27.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Motorist who overtook police in fog was found to be over the drink-drive limit

A motorist who overtook a police vehicle in fog was stopped and found to be over the drink-drive limit.

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Pictured is Darryl Tomlinson, 28, of Weakland Crescent, Sheffield, who has been jailed for 12 weeks after he was at large for ten months after committing a theft.

Wanted thief is jailed after he was at large for ten months

A wanted thief who had struck in Chesterfield and was at large for ten months has finally been brought to justice.

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Reveller forced to pay £185 for drunk and disorderly behaviour

A boozed-up woman has been forced to pay £185 for being found drunk and disorderly by police.

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Drink-drive breathalyser.

Drink-driver banned after moving van less than half-a-mile

A motorist who travelled less than half-a-mile to park his van up after he had been boozing has been banned from the road for drink-driving.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Reveller gets unpaid work after headbutting man in a pub

A reveller headbutted a man in a pub after he had struck him with a seat cushion during a play fight with a friend.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Horrified woman found drunken intruder naked in her home

A horrified woman who woke to find a naked drunken man in her home has suffered flashbacks after the ordeal.

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Pictured is Derby Crown Court.

Man who sexually abused teenager is brought to justice

A sex abuse victim has told of her overwhelming relief after her attacker has been brought to justice 35 years after he had terrorised her.

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Shane Deakin.

DO NOT APPROACH THIS MAN: Police appeal for man wanted over burglaries in three counties

Police are trying to trace a man wanted for conspiracy to commit burglaries across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire
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Vandals have targeted the public toilets on Strutt Street, Belper.

Vandals target Belper’s Strutt Street toilets

Belper’s Strutt Street public toilets have been targeted by vandals again.

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Drink-driver forced to pay £50 a day to get to work after losing licence

A drink-driver has revealed how a ban from the road has left her having to pay £50 a day to commute to and from work.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Drug user caught with heroin and cocaine after police check on vehicle

A drug user was caught with heroin and crack cocaine after police carried out a spot-check in Chesterfield on a vehicle.

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A warning goes out against fraudsters who strike up relationships online and on the phone before asking for huge sums of money.

Dating fraudsters romance victims for cash

Calls to exercise caution on Valentine's Day go out as it emerges fraudsters strike up relationships to siphon funds from their bank accounts.

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Nottingham Crown Court.

Derbyshire men found guilty of 'crash for cash' fraud

Four Derbyshire men have today been found guilty of a 'crash for cash' scam.

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