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Drink-driver spotted straddling white lines is banned from the roads

David John Tallent, of Somercotes, told police he had been drinking the previous evening
Tue 15th Aug 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Toilets transformed into feature garden

A new feature garden - which replaced former public toilets in Somercotes - has been officially opened.
Mon 31st Jul 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Man charged with damaging a property in Somercotes

A man has been charged with criminal damage after paint was allegedly thrown over a door in Somercotes.
Wed 26th Jul 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Concerns are growing for missing Somercotes teenager

Ellie Clarke from Somercotes has been missing from her home address since Sunday, July 16.
Thu 20th Jul 2017 by Amber Valley Info read more

Local law firm raises money at Tansley Car Boot Sale for childrens charity

Local law firm QualitySolicitors Chapman Chubb, which has offices in Somercotes and Alfreton, headed to the Tansley Sunday Market Car Boot Sale on
Thu 20th Jul 2017 by Amber Valley Info read more

Teenager Ellie Clarke reported missing from Derbyshire home

A teenage girl has been reported missing from her Derbyshire home. Ellie Clarke, 17, was last seen in Scott Drive, Somercotes, at 1pm on Sunday. Derbyshire police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of the girl and appealed for anyone with information on her whereabouts to get in touch. Ellie is white, 5ft 7ins tall with dark brown, straight, shoulder-length hair. She was wearing dark-blue, skinny jeans, black Nike trainers and a black Adidas tracksuit top when she...
Wed 19th Jul 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Police concern for missing teenager

Police are becoming concerned for a teenager who has gone missing from Somercotes.
Wed 19th Jul 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Concerns are growing for missing teenager

Ellie Clarke from Somercotes has been missing from her home address since Sunday, July 16.
Wed 19th Jul 2017 by Derbyshire Police read more

Aldi fined 1m after driver has toes amputated in accident at Derbyshire store

Bosses at discount supermarket Aldi have been handed a 1 million fine after a delivery driver lost toes in an 'horrific' accident at their Somercotes store.
Tue 18th Jul 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Aldi fined £1 million after delivery driver loses toes in...

Supermarket chain Aldi has been fined £1 million after a delivery driver lost two toes in a "horrific" incident at a Derbyshire store.The man, who was in his second week of a new job at the Somercotes store, sustained severe foot injuries while operating a powered pallet truck in November 2013.The driver fractured all of his toes on his left foot and had to have two surgically amputated following the accident. His foot was reconstructed using wires and he was off work for nearly...
Tue 18th Jul 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Young LEJOG cyclist aims to raise 10,000 for charity

A Somercotes youngster is gearing up to begin a year of training as he plans an epic fundraising bike ride in memory of his grandad.
Thu 13th Jul 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Derbyshire chocolate-maker Thorntons set to create 400 jobs - for...

Derbyshire chocolate-maker Thorntons is poised to start recruiting for hundreds of jobs as it looks to ramp up production ahead of one of its busiest times of the year - Christmas. Despite it still being the middle of summer, Thorntons is set to start working with Derby JobCentre Plus to fill around up to 400 seasonal roles at its Somercotes factory. According to JobCentre Plus, the recruitment drive is expected to start in August and will be for a range of production roles at the...
Thu 13th Jul 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Fly-tipper ordered to pay out 1,251 after dumping rubbish at nature reserve

A tip-off by a member of the public has resulted in a Derbyshire woman being prosecuted for a fly-tipping offence at the Pennytown Ponds beautyspot in Somercotes.
Sat 1st Jul 2017 by Ripley & Heanor News read more

Fly-tipper prosecuted after leaving her address in rubbish dumped...

A Derbyshire woman has been prosecuted for fly-tipping after leaving her address in rubbish dumped at a nature reserve. A member of the public had called Amber Valley Borough Council to say she had seen Abbie Jones-Dorning dump six bags of waste at Pennytown Ponds in Somercotes. Inspectors found the bags and were able to track Jones-Dorning down and prosecute her because there were letters with her address on them in the rubbish. Jones-Dorning, formerly of Somercotes, but now of High...
Fri 30th Jun 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Tip-off leads to conviction for fly-tipping at Somercotes Nature Reserve

A tip-off by a member of the public has resulted in a Derbyshire woman being prosecuted for a fly-tipping offence at Pennytown Ponds in Somercotes.
Fri 30th Jun 2017 by Amber Valley Info read more

Derbyshire sofa-maker DFS blames General Election for profit hit

Shares in Derbyshire sofa manufacturer DFS have taken a dive after the company announced that its profits have been hit - by the General Election.The retailer, which has a sofa-making factory at Somercotes employing more than 200 people, this morning issued a profit warning to the London Stock Exchange. It said that it expects its annual profits to be between £82 million and £87 million - below the £94.4 million it reported the previous year.And the DFS has blamed the General...
Thu 15th Jun 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Community café for lonely Derbyshire residents due to open...

A new community café for the lonely and vulnerable is due to open at a Derbyshire medical centre.The Somercotes Medical Centre in Nottingham Road, Somercotes, was given a £9,420 grant from Derbyshire County Council to set up a café which would welcome people of all ages who want a hot drink and some company.The idea of having it within the surgery came from one of the practice doctors, based on their experiences in working with patients in the local area.MORE: Rams get...
Tue 30th May 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

New Community Cafe planned at Somercotes Medical

Plans for a new community cafe at Somercotes Medical centre received a boost this week after receiving a grant from Derbyshire County Council Communit
Tue 30th May 2017 by Amber Valley Info read more

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

The following motorists have recently been convicted at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court of speeding: Emma Turner, 24, of Market Place, Somercotes, was fined £193, was ordered to pay £85 costs, a £30 victim surcharge and had her licence endorsed with six penalty points for speeding at 51mph in a 30mph limit in Main Road, Hulland Ward, on September 25. Lisa Ison, 46, of Merevale Way, Stenson Fields, was fined £40, was ordered to pay £85 costs, a £30...
Mon 29th May 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

Plan to turn Horse and Jockey Inn at Somercotes into flats

A former Derbyshire pub which was built almost 150 years ago could be partially demolished and turned into flats. An application has been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council to convert the Horse and Jockey Inn, in Leabrooks Road, Somercotes, into apartments. The plans involve creating four flats within the existing pub building and constructing a three-bedroom house in the rear garden. As a result, some of the pub's outbuildings would be demolished. The Horse and Jockey ceased trading...
Thu 25th May 2017 by Derby Telegraph read more

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