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Pub donates vital cash to local air ambulance

The Boot and Slipper in Swanwick recently donated £416 to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA). Joanne and Kevin Clayton raised the money through a special charity day held at the pub back in July. DLRAA volunteer Richard Fletcher said: "We were delighted to be presented with the money from the Boot and Slipper. They have done an amazing job."
Mon 6th Nov 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

DLRAA Receives Donation From Boot & Slipper Swanwick 2017

On Thursday 21th September 2017, The Boot and Slipper donated pound;416.00 for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).
Fri 13th Oct 2017 by Amber Valley Info read more

Details of first phase of huge 600-home village development revealed


 Peveril Homes submits detailed plans for 157 homes at Lily Street Farm site at Swanwick

Tue 29th Aug 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Drunk man stabs woman in genitals with broken bottle at Derby...

A 31-year-old man has been jailed for stabbing a woman in the genitals with a broken bottle at a Derby hotel.Craig Swanwick and the victim were in a hotel room in the city centre when they were overheard arguing by a man in the next-door room.That argument subsided but Derby Crown Court was told that, a short while later, the same witness heard the sound of glass smashing and then screaming coming from the room.The victim then "crawled out of the room screaming for help" and the hotel...
Tue 11th Jul 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Named and shamed: Who has been in Derbyshire's courts?

Recent cases dealt with at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court:Christopher Lees, 35, of Chapel Street, Kilburn, was jailed for 34 weeks and was ordered to pay £71.35 compensation and a £115 victim surcharge for five counts of theft in Derby, Egginton and Swanwick, between January 19 and March 22. Katie Steele, 30, of Platform Court, Spondon, was jailed for 16 weeks and was ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge for four counts of shoplifting, all in Derby, between January 2...
Sat 24th Jun 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Swanwick Men's Shed project holds hobby workshop for men who...

A new concept in sheds is coming to Derbyshire that does away with the idea of men using them to get some alone time. The Swanwick Men's Shed project is all about coming together to make friends, socialise and do what men have been doing in their sheds for decades – fix stuff. A hobby workshop, the first of its kind in Derbyshire, is central to the idea. The workshop is part of the already well-established UK Men's Shed Association that provides men with opportunities to take part in...
Thu 15th Jun 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Fuel thief Christopher Lees, of Kilburn, jailed for 20 weeks

A 35-year-old Derbyshire man has been jailed after stealing fuel from petrol stations and shoplifting. Christopher Lees carried out the offences between February 25 and March 29, Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court heard. Lees, of Chapel Street, Kilburn, targeted petrol stations in Swanwick, Derby and Eggington and stole from stores in Denby, Ripley and Derby. READ MORE: Disgraced former Chaddesden soldier almost gouged out eye of taxi driver in attack He was charged with all of the...
Wed 10th May 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

CCTV footage released of a man police would like to speak to after a door was stolen from Swanwick

Police officers who are investigating the theft of a UPVC door have released CCTV footage of a man that they would like to speak to in connection with
Thu 13th Apr 2017 by Amber Valley Info read more

Watch the moment a man allegedly steals a door from a bungalow in...

Police have released this video in a bid to get a handle on the theft of a door in a Derbyshire village.They want to speak to the man in the CCTV footage in connection with the incident which took place in Hayes Lane, Swanwick, between February 27 at 4pm and March 6 at 5pm. The white UPVC door was taken from the garden of a bungalow.In the footage, a man can been seen running with the door above his head before struggling to keep his grip and almost dropping it in the road. Officers said they...
Wed 12th Apr 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Lane closed on A38 northbound

One lane is closed due to a stalled vehicle on the A38 northbound near the junction of Derby Road, between Alfreton and Swanwick.
Fri 10th Mar 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Police and ambulance at crash in Swanwick: 'bin man' left with...

A crash in Swanwick has left a man with head and leg injuries after he was involved in a collision with a BMW.Derbyshire police say an officer is still at the scene of the incident - in Swanwick Hall near The Green - which was reported to the force shortly before 7am.It is believed the injured person is a bin man but this has not been confirmed. All lanes have now reopened after they were partially blocked earlier by the crash.IN OTHER NEWS: Derby Homes tenants to get £100 - if they...
Thu 9th Mar 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Bright spark’s Star Wars style robot wows Big Bang competition judges

A student from Swanwick Hall School in Alfreton has will be heading to the UK final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition on March 15 and 16 after wowing judges at the regional heats.
Sun 5th Mar 2017 by Belper News read more

Swanwick WI donates to air ambulance service

At the February meeting of Swanwick WI, a cheque for £2,600 was presented to the Alfreton branch of the air ambulance service. The air ambulance was Swanwick Wi's chosen charity for 2016. The photograph shows Janet Austin, Liz Parkes and president Pam Hall presenting the cheque to Lucy and Amy from the air ambulance service. See below for more.
Tue 21st Feb 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Swanwick welcomes professional young organist

Talented young organist Martyn Noble returns to Swanwick's St Andrew's church on February 11 for the fifth successive year. A professional organist and piano accompanist, Martyn is sub-organist at HM Chapel Royal, St James's Palace. His recital at St Andrew's starts at midday. Tickets are £5, including light buffet, and are available at the door or in advance by calling 01773 605291.
Wed 8th Feb 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Car windscreen damaged in Leabrooks- can you help?

Were appealing for information after a car windscreen was damaged while it was parked on Swanwick Road in Leabrooks.
Wed 8th Feb 2017 by Amber Valley Info read more

?What's happening with Derbyshire's last Little Chef?

Restaurants belonging to roadside cafe chain Little Chef, including one in Derbyshire, have been sold.Forecourt operator Euro Garages has completed a deal to buy the network of 78 Little Chef restaurants from Kout Food Group (KFG). The deal includes the Little Chef outlet in Old Swanwick Colliery Road, in Alfreton. Another Little Chef, in Ashbourne Road, Uttoxeter, is also included in the deal.Little Chef was founded in 1958 by entrepreneur Sam Alper and flourished in the 1970s and 1980s, with...
Mon 6th Feb 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Four men charged on suspicion of burglary in Amber Valley

Four men have been charged in connection with a string of three burglaries in the Amber Valley area.Jason Meakin, 37, of Hartington Street, Derby was charged in connection with a burglary that took place in Beaumont Close, Openwoodgate, on December 10, when jewellery and electrical items were stolen. A man from Nottinghamshire, Nathan Dixon, was arrested by officers on suspicion of burglary of a house in Derby Road, Swanwick, where cash was stolen. The 36 year-old of Knapp Avenue, Eastwood, was...
Fri 13th Jan 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Police hunt for man after motorbike and van are stolen in Swanwick

Police are asking for the public's help after a van and a motorbike were stolen in Swanwick.
Fri 9th Dec 2016 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Police release images after a motorbike and van were stolen in Swanwick

Police are asking for the public's help after a van and a motorbike were stolen in Swanwick.
Fri 9th Dec 2016 by Derbyshire Police read more

Woodland Nook Cat Shelter could close without new funding

A cat shelter that should be celebrating its 25th anniversary is instead worrying about its future.Instead of popping champagne corks, Woodland Nook Cat Shelter owner Jane Lynegar and volunteers are frantically trying to raise enough funds to secure the future of the shelter at Delves Bank Road, Swanwick. Jane opened the shelter in her back garden back in 1991 and has proudly watched it grow from a single shed to the bungalow-style dwelling it is today. The cats have the run of the shelter and...
Tue 6th Dec 2016 by Derby Telegraph read more

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