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Mark Holmes jailed for 17 years for £6 million cocaine plot

A MAN has been jailed for 17 years for his part in a plot to import £6 million worth of cocaine into the UK.
Mark Holmes, 46, of Derbyshire Hill Road, Parr was sentenced to 17 years in prison for conspiracy to import Class A drugs, yesterday, Wednesday…

Lorry driver involved in horrific crash turned to stealing booze from Tesco

A lorry driver struggling after being in a major road accident turned to repeatedly stealing spirits from the same Tesco.
David Langham took the alcohol from the supermarket, in Waverley Street, Long Eaton, during a shoplifting spree in March.

Wonderland's festival guide: July 2019

Mad Cool, Melt, Dekmantel & more: here’s our guide to the all the best festivals doing down in July.

Photography: Niels Cornelis Meijer

Photography: Niels Cornelis Meijer
You might still be wearing your winter coat past 9pm, but it’s not going t…

Derbyshire police's cunning new tactic to catch drivers using their phones

Derbyshire police will be using a cunning new ploy to snare drivers who use their mobile phones at the wheel.
While still carrying out its normal roadside checks, the force’s roads policing unit will also now be hopping into an unmarked lorry and a bus…

Tragic Derby dad did not get NHS help he needed, claim his family

A court heard how the NHS did not give a Derby dad the help which may have “benefited him” before he took his own life.
David Spooner, 51, was found hanging at his Alvaston home after battling against mental health difficulties, including depression.