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Disqualified driver was caught test-driving a newly-bought car

A banned driver was caught behind the wheel of a car by police when he was test-driving a newly bought vehicle near his home.

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Thug attacked 86-year-old “Bird Man” for feeding birds near his home

Thug attacked 86-year-old “Bird Man” for feeding birds near his home

A thug attacked an 86-year-old man known as the Bird Man after he accused him of attracting vermin by feeding the ducks.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Lorry driver spared ban after 45mph crash forced motorist into wall

An HGV lorry driver narrowly escaped losing his licence and his job after he was involved in a collision that left another motorist in need of hospital treatment.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Repeat drink-driver was found to be more than twice the legal limit

A repeat drink-driver was caught after a tip-off later revealed she was more than twice the legal drink-drive limit.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Latest Chesterfield magistrates’ court results

The latest Chesterfield magistrates’ court results as published in the February 15 edition of the Derbyshire Times are listed below.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Man pays a heavy price for breaching a restraining order by emailing his ex

A man who breached a restraining order by emailing his ex has been ordered to pay £635.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Drug-user was caught by police with heroin hidden between his buttocks

Police who carried out a raid at a drug-user’s home found he had heroin hidden between the cheeks of his buttocks.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Quad bike farmer is found with no insurance during cycle race crash

A farmer who got caught up in an accident during a cycling race was found to have been driving a quad bike without insurance.

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Police receive reports of deer poaching on forestry land near Matlock

Police receive reports of deer poaching on forestry land near Matlock

Derbyshire Police has issued an appeal for information after receiving reports of deer poaching on Forestry Commission land near Matlock.

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Derbyshire fire service issue safety reminder after two chimney fires

Derbyshire fire service issue safety reminder after two chimney fires

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue are reminding homeowners to keep chimneys clean, after crews dealt with two fires in one day.

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Met Office issue Derbyshire yellow warning of ice and snow for Sunday

Met Office issue Derbyshire yellow warning of ice and snow for Sunday

The Met Office has issued Derbyshire with a yellow warning of snow and ice for Sunday, February 11.

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Doctor Marco La Malfa says Valentine's Day is an opportunity to show care for men's health.

Derbyshire medic says there is more to Valentine’s than a man’s heart

A Derbyshire medic is advising men’s partners to think about more than hearts this Valentine’s Day, as cases of prostate cancer over take those of breast cancer.

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The Fire Brigades Union are holding a demonstration in Matlock town centre on Saturday, February 10, to highlight their opposition to planned cuts.

Councillor backs Matlock firefighters’ protest against station cuts

A Matlock councillor on the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority has voiced support for firefighters holding a demonstration this weekend.

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Pictured is Brian Spencer, 44, of Chestnut Court, Cromford, who has been jailed for 44 months after committing robbery.

Hammer-wielding robber is jailed for 44 months after raid at a newsagent’s

A hammer-wielding robber has been sentenced to prison after he struck at a newsagent’s shop and stole £500.

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Pictured is Ashley Dunne, 20, of Poppyfields, Darley Dale, who has been jailed for 22 weeks after he was found in possession of a knife in a public place for the second time.

Knife offender is locked up after he was snared by CCTV

A repeat offender who was spotted with a knife in public for a second time has been given a jail term.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Latest Chesterfield magistrates’ court results

The latest Chesterfield magistrates’ court results as published in the February 8 edition of the Derbyshire Times are listed below.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Man pushed a pram into his partner and punched her days later

A man has been fined for assaulting his partner twice after he pushed a pram into her and punched her days later.

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Matlock resident Emma Worrell, of Little Pig Jewellery Design, will exhibiting her handmade work at LondonEdge, a trade show for alternative youth subcultures, at the Business Design Centre in Islington, February 11-12.

Matlock teacher turned jewellery designer in London industry spotlight

A former deputy headteacher from Matlock is hoping to take her new career to another level when she exhibits her handmade jewellery at a major trade show in London.

Derbyshire
Daniel Henshaw, front left, an author and teacher from Wirksworth was part of a team of writers taking on the Eggheads in the BBC television quiz

Wirksworth children’s author enjoys a brush with the BBC Eggheads

A budding children’s author from Wirksworth had a brush with 15 minutes of television fame, when he was part of a team taking on BBC Two’s resident Eggheads.

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Hope Valley school rated as Inadequate by Ofsted inspectors’ report

Hope Valley school rated as Inadequate by Ofsted inspectors’ report

A secondary school in Hope has been found inadequate by Ofsted inspectors, prompting leaders to cite difficulty in adapting to changes across the education sector.

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