World's largest Pokémon collection fails to sell

The world's largest collection of Pokémon memorabilia, amassed by a superfan over 25 years, has failed to sell at auction. The lot was made up of 20,000 items, including games and action figures. The collection, which was expected to reach up to £300,000, did not reach its reserve, Derbyshire...
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Chesterfield hospital sees £1.5m MRI scanner craned into place

A state-of-the-art £1.5m MRI scanner has been lifted into a Derbyshire hospital using a giant crane. Weighing four tonnes, the scanner should help more than 16,000 patients a year at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The machine uses magnetic fields and radiofrequency pulses to produce detailed 3D images of most areas...
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Fire police shut down Main Street

Fire police shut down South Main Street in Chambersburg Sunday while first responders rescued a person trapped in a vehicle involved in a two-car crash. Rescuers arriving at the intersection of South Main and Derbyshire found a vehicle rolled over against a pole. Two of the occupants were outside the vehicle. One was trapped inside.
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Sandy Ryan: World title hopeful 'trying to perfect performances' after latest win

Sandy Ryan says she is still "trying to perfect performances" as she prepares for a looming world title bout. The 29-year-old kept hold of her WBC international light-middleweight belt when she dominated Anahi Sanchez in her win at Wembley Arena on Saturday. A fifth win in six bouts since turning...

Specialist rural and wildlife reporting tools launched in Derbyshire

A new crime form has been launched to encourage communities to report rural and wildlife crimes online. Sergeant Chris Wilkinson, from the force's Rural, Wildlife and Heritage Crime Team, said: “We want to reassure our rural communities that we are here to support you if you need us. “By...

Midlands contractor commences work on Horizon 29 in Derbyshire

McLaren Construction (Midlands and North) Ltd has started works on Phase 1A of Horizon 29 in Bolsover, Derbyshire. Horizon 29 is a new distribution development located one mile from junction 29a of the M1. When complete, it will span 1,150.256 sq. ft and have a total of eight warehouses, delivered over three phases.

Grand Designs: House of the Year: Episode 3 (Wednesday 30 November 2022 Channel 4)

Today Wednesday 30 November 2022 the show Grand Designs: House of the Year airs a new episode. Tonight’s episode Episode 3 airs Wednesday 30 November 2022 at 21:00 on Channel 4. Episode Summary. Pioneering homes have been gathered in this episode. A suburban home that fuses mock-Tudor, modernism, and...

Book your next coach holiday with pick ups in Exeter

With holidays within the UK increasing in popularity, now is the time to think about travelling by Coach to fabulous hotels in the best locations around the UK mainland and islands. Our guests can board our comfortable coaches knowing that their luggage will be delivered to their hotel room upon arrival, the whole itinerary is taken care of, trips are organised - all they have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. We now pick up from Exeter Services on our Mercedes coaches with on-board facilities and Wi-Fi, plenty of leg-room, air-conditioning and complimentary water.

Community Chesterfield and the University of Derby celebrate Partnership award

Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s Community Chesterfield team has been applauded for its growing partnership project with the University of Derby. The Voluntary Sector Awards were launched in 2014 to recognise the outstanding work carried out by the voluntary sector in our area. The event brings people together from across the Third Sector to celebrate the huge triumphs that have been made across Derbyshire in the last year.

England should commit to Bazball and pick Rehan Ahmed against Pakistan

During the Under-19 World Cup semi-final between England and Afghanistan back in February, an extraordinary spinner called Rehan Ahmed caught my attention. He was dynamic, passionate and had plenty of talent. I was particularly interested in David Sales' son, James, for obvious reasons. Sales was my captain at Northamptonshire and...

A good question: Did Jesus and Paul preach the same Gospel?

Yes. No. Maybe. It depends on the context. This isn’t very helpful, so let me try and unpack it. Gospel (literally ‘good news’) is first used to proclaim God’s saving actions around 540BCE, in Isaiah 40:9. Before this, the word is used very generally: ‘Good news. We’ve won a battle’, for example.

East Midlands Ambulance Service faces unprecedented demand - director

An ambulance service has experienced "unprecedented" demand this year, a director said. East Midlands Ambulance Service has been preparing for winter by hiring additional call handlers and bringing in new ambulances. Divisional director for Northamptonshire, Mick Jones, said he had "never seen such demand" in his 35 years at the...

Anti-violence bee set to arrive in Chesterfield

A thought-provoking anti-violence monument has arrived in Derbyshire ready to begin a county-wide tour, arriving in Chesterfield on Wednesday, 14th December. Originally created for Manchester, the 11ft tall monument was created using various weapons, including knives and firearms, seized from the city’s streets. The monument represents a firm stance...

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2000-02-02

Warwickshire’s away game against Derbyshire in division one of the BDO Inter Counties Championships did not quite go to plan. Prior to the fixture Warwickshire had won all four of their matches, fortunately that did not change as the team roared to a 26-13 victory. Also previously all four teams had remained undefeated but on this occasion the men’s ‘B’ side lost their 100% record as they went down 7-5. Nevertheless the ‘A’ team recorded an 8-4 win to keep their 100% run intact and with 5-1 wins from both of the ladies sides they made it four wins and a draw.

High Street giant M&S heads to court to stop rival sweetmakers 'copying' Percy Pigs... because 'the sweets are so similar that customers could buy the wrong ones'

M&S is heading to court to stop other brands selling copycat pig-shaped sweetsPercy Pig brand has generated a £131.7million turnover since its launch in 1993The sweets are so popular some customers have tattoos of Percy's face. Marks & Spencer is heading to court to stop rival sweetmakers ‘ripping off’...