Belper’s MP has condemned the “horrifying murder” of an off-duty soldier - hacked to death in a suspected terrorist attack.
More than 5,000 people will have enjoyed Belper Arts Festival by the time its programme of events draws to a close, organisers are predicting.
By Ed Sills
A new gastro restaurant is set to open in Belper’s Strutt Street within the next few weeks.2 comments
Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire has staged its first-ever Classic Motorbike and Scooter Weekend.
Bridge Street will remain closed in the evenings for up to 12 days while works take place.
Belper band BB Blackdog were among the highlights at the Bearded Theory festival at the weekend.
An It’s a Knockout-style event set up to raise funds for a Belper woman who suffered from a rare disease will return this summer.
Belper’s new mayor, councillor Deborah Biss, has been sworn-in.
The first Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Walking Festival gets underway this weekend.
Around two-thirds of Derbyshire firms are in favour of the UK remaining in Europe but want domestic power transferred back to Westminster, according to a survey.
Belper employers are being urged to make sure their first aid training is up to date in the lead up to the summer holiday season.
The crowds packed into the Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair over the weekend.
Residents plagued by scam mail are being urged to help the fight back against fake lotteries, get-rich-quick schemes and bogus prize draws.
Sheffield’s Olympic champ Jessica Ennis has added the most important gold ever to her collection – a wedding ring, when she tied the knot.18 comments
Sapphire came into Derby & District RSPCA as a welfare concern.
A sat nav was stolen from a car in Milford during a smash and grab theft.
A fledgling charity aiming to take autistic and vulnerable children on holidays is gearing up for action with the arrival of a new 15-seater minibus.
A nine-year old Kilburn girl has raised £40 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) after losing her granddad to a heart attack.
Police have charged a man with stealing a quad bike from a house in Belper.
An organised crime gang which was smashed by detectives investigating a burglary in Belperhave been ordered to pay back almost £72,000.
A traditional celebration of sport is to be revived in Belper next week, with the return of the town’s Wakes festival.
Derbyshire poet Laureate Matt Black will be talking about a well-known Belper character during an appearance at the town’s arts festival next week.
A Belper couple have finally been able to visit the children helped by a charity which they have supported for nearly 40 years.
Journey, Whitesnake and Thunder are set to appear onstage together for the first time ever next year, stopping off at Capital FM Arena Nottingham on May 25.
Hundreds of onlookers gathered as a Lancaster bomber flew over Derbyshire to mark the 70th anniversary of the daring Dambusters raid.
Organisers of Belper Arts Festival say visitor numbers are up on expectations as the celebration prepares to enter its third week.
BELPER FIRE LATEST - VIDEO: Dramatic footage shows smoke billowing from former Thorntons building video
Further dramatic footage of the fire which consumed a building in Belper town centre has emerged.
Visitors enjoyed a taste of life from yesteryear as Heage Windmill held its first open event of the season.
A tennager was taken to hospital with serious leg and back injuries after falling from a bridge and on to a railway track.1 comment
Derbyshire County Council’s chief executive Nick Hodgson is to leave the council.
This week The Ripley & Heanor News joins the country in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the celebrated Dambusters raid, one of the most daring operations carried out by the RAF during World War II.
Klaxons, wailing swanee whistles, drums and chants of protest were heard as Amber Valley council’s planning board refused a bid to build 79 houses in Codnor.2 comments
Health problems were being reported by residents living near the Belper factory blaze site this week, as it was confirmed asbestos had been scattered across the town.
A railway tunnel unearthed by archeologists in Crich is believed to be the oldest in the world.
A United Nations drive to improve international health and living standards has inspired Belper Guides to stage an event at Denby Pottery.
Health chiefs have pledged to crack down on obesity in Derbyshire following the release of “shocking” figures.
Eyewitnesses reported a “horrific” bang as a large explosion went off in a former factory building in Belper town centre.
The star of this week’s Rescue Me is a friendly feline called Snowball who was taken in at RSPCA Derby & District.
Don’t miss this week’s paper for 2-for-1 entry to top attractions, including Alton Towers.
Police are appealing for information after a swing was damaged at a play area in Pinxton.
A local character, so well-known that Derby China made little figurines of him, has found his way back to Belper in the ‘Enlightenment!’ exhibition.
Strutt’s North Mill is hosting a drama night on Saturday as part of a nationwide scheme to open up museums to people who don’t normally visit. Actors already involved in Belper Arts Festival will perform scenes based on life at the Mill and also on the story of Samuel Slater. It’s up to visitors what they pay, based on what they think of the performance. The show starts at 7.30pm and takes place in the mill basement.
Singers from Codnor Methodist Church sang hymns and songs to celebrate the 100th birthday of an Leabrooks man.
An overturned lorry which had shed its load of potatoes caused tailbacks in Little Eaton.
Somercotes Salvation Army Corps are holding their annual plant fayre on Saturday May 18 from 10am to 2pm at their headquarters on Sleetmoor Lane.
Celebrity chefs will be cooking up some tasty recipes at Derbyshire’s biggest annual food and drink celebration this weekend.
Peckish thieves helped themselves to cheese and chocolate cake at a Langley Mill cafe.
A man has been arrested in connection with a fire at a disused factory in Belper.
A large fire happened in Belper near the site of the old Thorntons factory on Derwent Street.
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Thursday 23 May 2013
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