INDEX: What’s in this week’s DT

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Here’s a quick run-down of just some of the work YOUR Derbyshire Times editorial team has been working on this week:

100 stitches for boy savaged by dog - mum feared her little boy would be killed by Japanese Akita

Young dad jailed for breaking his own baby’s leg - the child’s crime? Touching his tobacco.

Landlord: “Cops have stitched me up!” - Man questioned police claim that his staff failed a test purchase. Find out what happened when he fought back!

Community rallies for Christmas blaze victims - Mum’s home had no insurance.

MP vows to fight for local pubs - Toby Perkins appears on national TV to kick off his campaign

Ashgate Hospice needs YOU to raise £25,000 - get creative, and get involved. Email julia.rodgerson@derbyshiretimes.co.uk with any fundraising you might be doing.

Escaped horse killed by car. Crash victims had to be cut from their vehicle.

COURT: Cops release photo of paedophile after he breached a sex offenders’ order by playing the organ in Derbyshire churches.

COURT: Pinxton pensioner faces jail.

COURT: Jilted man went on wrecking rampage after discovering his ex in bed with another man.

COURT: Jail for drunk lad who stole dad’s car and wrecked it.

COURT: Dronfield drug addict stole for heroin.

Primary Focus: Brimington Manor.

Councils defend salaries of top brass - we take an in-depth look at the pros and cons of highly paid council chief execs.

Spireites quick to do January business & Cook boils over after collapse

Crunch time for Staveley chemical works.

Decision looms for wind farm.

Farewell to ‘our Reg’ - Britain’s oldest man.

Four pages of your obituaries

£25 if you can complete our puzzle page, and be lucky enough to be drawn from the hat.

Five pages of Grass Roots community news

Eight pages of What’s On - there’s no excuse for sitting at home bored! Also, try www.wow247.co.uk - it’s amazing what’s going on under your nose!

PRIMARY FOCUS: Brimington Manor

AND MUCH MORE...

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