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By Amy Woodfield and Sandish Shoker

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  1. Demolition plans for town's Victorian hotel

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A Victorian hotel in Chesterfield could be bought by the borough council.

    The Chesterfield Hotel in Malkin Street opened in 1877 and was one of the town's longest-running businesses until it closed three years ago.

    The local democracy reporting service says an application is set to be discussed by Derbyshire County Council tomorrow which includes proposals for a HS2 station at the current railway station site in Crow Lane.

    The Chesterfield Hotel

    Chesterfield Borough Council hopes to buy the hotel for £1m and spend £300,000 demolishing it, with the plan to eventually redevelop the site.

    In the interim, it said the space would be used as a secure car-park for the station.

  2. Tramway museum gets funding for exhibition

    East Midlands Today

    Funding has been awarded for a new exhibition at Derbyshire's National Tramway Museum in Crich.

    The museum's been given £74,000 from the History Makers scheme to tell the story of Holroyd Smith, who invented the first electric street tramway in 1885.

    Derbyshire tramway
  3. Thieves use angle grinder in failed cash machine theft

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Thieves have attempted to break into an cash machine in Castle Donington.

    Police were called to the machine at a fuel station in Station Road to around 23:30 last night.

    Cash machine

    "Significant damage" has been caused to the machine but no money was taken because the thieves failed to get inside it.

    The area has been cordoned off by police while they carry out a forensic examination.

    Quote Message: As part of our enquiries we believe that three or four men attempted to open the cash machine using an angle grinder and after being unsuccessful, they left the scene in a grey Seat Leon which travelled south of the county." from Det Serg David Speight Leicestershire Police
    Det Serg David SpeightLeicestershire Police
  4. Birthday 'flours' for comedian

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Two comedians are enjoying a day out at a Derbyshire flour mill today. Wonder which one they're at?

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  5. No 'Hot Love' at Theatre Royal as show cancelled

    Alex Thorp

    BBC News

    Theatre-goers in Nottingham were left waiting in their seats for nearly an hour last night before finding out the musical they came to see had been cancelled.20th Century Boy, which celebrates the life of T.Rex's late frontman Marc Bolan, was due to start at the Theatre Royal at 19:30 but the show was cancelled at 20:25.

    Marc Bolan

    Audience member Andy Smith said: "Cost me a day off work, petrol, tram fare and a meal for three. Thanks Nottingham Theatre Royal but won't be coming back any time soon."

    A spokesperson for 20th Century Boy said a "technical fault" meant the show would have been delayed until 21:00 and therefore would have finished after midnight.

    Jonathan Saville, interim venue director for the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, said the front of house team "did their very best to keep the audience informed that the show start would be delayed".

  6. Players factory items up for auction

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A selection of artefacts from Nottingham's Imperial Tobacco Horizon factory are being auctioned tomorrow.

    There are 15 items up for sale from the Lenton factory which was opened by cigarette and tobacco manufacturer John Player & Sons in 1972.

    They include family portraits, original illustrations, a wrought iron sign from the Castle Tobacco Factory entrance and a tin advertisement showing the Player's Navy Cut tobacco.

    Player's factory memorabilia

    Since the Players factory closed in May 2016 more than 120 artefacts from the site have been auctioned.

    Caroline Newton, from John Pye Auctions, said: "The opening of Horizon was a significant milestone in the history of John Player & Sons and for the people of Nottingham.

    “The auction we held for Imperial Tobacco last year attracted a great deal of interest and I anticipate the same for this one due to the significance of the assets and artefacts available."

  7. New Mayor starts job in Derby

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    The new Mayor of Derby Mike Carr (Lib Dem) has addressed a meeting this morning.

    He has taken over the role from John Whitby who lost his seat after the election earlier this month.

    At the same meeting Mr Whitby received a standing ovation from councillors after he raised more than £64,000 for charity during his time as Mayor.

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  8. Experts to assess extent of moorland fire damage

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News

    Firefighters and wildlife experts are to begin an assessment of the full extent of the damage done by a huge blaze in the Peak District.

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the moorland fire near Baslow spread from an initial 12 acres (5 ha) on Monday to 106 (43 ha).

    A spokesman said they were called at midday on Monday and it was "contained" before the team left the site at 21:30.

    Moorland fire

    Station manager Marc Redford said there were "checks and assessments" on Tuesday morning and by about 08:00 the fire was "fully out".

    Helicopter drops water on fire

    He added: "A proper measure of the fire size and evaluation of the damage to the wildlife will be done in due course."

  9. Missing woman seen at railway station

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Police have released an additional image of missing woman Annette Smith who has nor been seen for more than a week.

    It shows her on CCTV at Nottingham railway station on Saturday 12 May - the day she disappeared.

    Annette Smith

    The 56-year-old from Narborough is reliant on medication and has issues with her mental health.

    Police have said they are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

  10. Woman jailed for 22 years for sexually abusing two boys

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A Mansfield woman has been jailed for 22 years after being found guilty of the "horrific" sexual abuse of two boys.

    Tanya Grundy, aged 35, of Chesterfield Road North, Pleasley, was found guilty of 26 offences including gross indecency with a child, causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, indecent assault and sexual assault of a child under 13.

    During a seven-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court the jury heard how the offences took place between the late-1990s and mid-2000s and Grundy started abusing one of the boys aged four.

    Tanya Grundy

    Det Con Louise Gowan said the offences were among the worst she had worked on.

    "This was horrific offending that has had a massive and life-long impact for the victims, who have only recently felt able to come forward," she said.

    "It has taken a lot of courage and mental anguish for them to recall the offences they suffered in their early childhood."

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J23A for A42 and J23 for A512.

    M1 Leicestershire - Lane closed on M1 southbound between J23a A42 and J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Search for Good Samaritan after woman grabbed

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Police are looking for a Good Samaritan who helped a woman in the Crewton area of Derby.

    She was walking along Brighton Road when a passenger in a car leaned out and pulled her coat.

    Brighton Road

    A passer-by intervened and pulled her back towards the pavement but after helping her he walked off without saying anything.

    It happened just before 22:00 on Monday.

  13. Cricket: Royal London One-Day Cup

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire are all in Royal London One-Day Cup action.

    At Fischer County Ground

    At Fischer County Ground the Foxes have won the toss and interestingly chosen to bowl first against Notts Outlaws.

    Derbyshire lost the toss and will start by bowling to Durham.

  14. Fifth man arrested on suspicion of jeweller murder

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Police investigating the death of a Leicester jeweller have arrested another person on suspicion of his murder.

    Ramniklal Jogiya was reported missing in January when he failed to return home from his shop in Belgrave Road. He was found dead the following day in Stoughton.

    The 29-year-old man being held by police was also arrested on suspicion of kidnap and robbery

    Ramniklal Jogiya

    Four men have already been charged with the murder of Mr Jogiya. Three pleaded not guilty in court last week while two have admitted to his kidnap and robbery.

    A fourth man has yet to appear in court.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time