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News Police and fire crews were sent to the scene of a fire in Holbrook Street, Heanor. Jordan Coussins The fire service closed several roads and evacuated between 75 and people in Derbyshire while they fought a blaze. Police officers and paramedics joined the fire crews to help deal with the blaze. Traffic information company Inrix reported at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were first called at Our reporter Jordan Coussins was at the scene. You can see how our live updates unfolded below. For updates on traffic and travel across Derbyshire you can join our free Facebook group here. You can also follow us on Twitter. We"ve launched our very own app for Android and Apple devices which can be tailored to deliver the news and sport that you"re interested in.

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car carrying a young boy crashed into a stationary vehicle and ended up on its roof. Horrifying pictures were posted to Twitter showing the overturned car prompting West Midlands Fire Service to remind drivers of the need to drive carefully. The crash happened on Woodway Lane in Wood End , shortly before 9pm last night, and a year-old remains in police custody today.

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There were as yet no circuits from London to the cities in the north or west of Britain, only to the south and east. But there was a slow recovery. The strength of the British economy was such that it survived the Railway Mania, the money and the food panics with relative ease; although the reliance in Ireland on the potato crop was devastating to its population and that island"s economy. The emergence of Louis Napoleon in and the subsequent creation of the Second Empire in France in stabilised the rest of Europe and restored economic harmony.

The American war on Mexico was as short as it was brutal and its immediate effects on trade were equally brief. This stabilisation was assisted by the economic impact of immense new gold imports into Europe from California and Australia. The engineer Charles Samuel West had a mile of submarine cable made in London; it had a single copper core insulated with india-rubber and protected by an outer covering of iron wire.

Using a portable galvanic detector of Hay"s devising and five small Smee silver-zinc cells a perfect circuit was obtained. The boats then laid the whole cable between the dockyard and the Admiral"s house in a quarter of an hour on November 28, It was still in successful operation during the s. They followed this, with the support of the famous novelist Charles Dickens and the engineer Joseph Paxton, by obtaining authority from Paris to land a cable in France on April 9 in that year.

Even before they were in possession of all of these permissions West and Taylor approached the Electric Telegraph Company in December with an offer to construct and to lease them a four-core cable insulated with india-rubber, an intermediate cover of cotton cloth impregnated with shellac, protected with plaited iron wire, to extend from Dover in England to Calais in France.


Standing between the police and the rioters, I saw masked youths, black and white, tear the scarves from their faces as they marched up to the police lines and challenged them to a fight. Behind the riot shields of the line of helmeted officers in front of him, a sergeant with red epaulettes held his arms wide and screamed: Brandishing pieces of wood the rioters charged back at the police who were forced to retreat, then set fire to large wheeled rubbish bins and drove them into the police lines.

Two youths carried a pole as a battering ram, glass bottles came raining down and the van, by now with its headlights on and alarming screeching, began to explode.

The Coventry Telegraph is a local English tabloid newspaper. It was founded as The Midland Daily Telegraph in by William Isaac Iliffe, and was Coventry"s first daily for half a penny, it was a four-page broadsheet newspaper. It changed its name to the Coventry Evening Telegraph on 17 November , and then the Coventry Telegraph on 2 October (which reflected its.

The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world"s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution.

South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright.

These mills were all Strutt owned and financed. Other notable 18th-century figures with connections to Derby include the painter Joseph Wright , known as Wright of Derby, who was known for his innovative use of light in his paintings and was an associate of the Royal Academy ; and John Whitehurst , a clockmaker and philosopher. Erasmus Darwin , doctor, scientist, philosopher and grandfather of Charles Darwin , whose practice was based in Lichfield , Staffordshire was a frequent visitor to Derby, having founded the Derby Philosophical Society.

Derby"s place in the country"s philosophical and political life continued with Henry Hutchinson who was an active member of the Fabian Society. On his death in , he left the society an amount in his will which was instrumental in founding the London School of Economics [13] The beginning of nineteenth century saw Derby emerging as an engineering centre with manufacturers such as James Fox , who exported machine tools to Russia.

A permanent military presence was established in the city with the completion of Normanton Barracks in The borough expanded in to include Little Chester and Litchurch , and then in to include New Normanton and Rowditch. The borough did not increase substantially again until , when under a recommendation of the Local Government Boundary Commission it was expanded into large parts of the rural district of Belper , Repton and South East Derbyshire.

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email This video shows fascinating pictures of three Coventry city centre streets lost to car travel and shopping centres. Butcher Row was one of the Coventry streets knocked down to make way for the cars and lorries being made in increasing numbers in the city"s factories. More and more people were owning cars as well as working in the car factories. And they wanted to drive their cars around the city centre. But the narrow streets, laid out as long ago as the 12th century, were best suited to people on foot and horses pulling carts.

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Derby (/ ˈ d ɑːr b i / (listen) DAR-bee) is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, of which it was traditionally the county town. At the census, the population was ,Derby gained city status in Derby was settled by Romans – who established the town of Derventio – Saxons and Vikings.

Images supplied by Advent Communications It covers the area behind the Burges, next to Hales Street, and will also create a new square which will open up the river next to Palmer Lane in a bid to create a visitor attraction. The scheme also include three accommodation blocks for students with ground-floor retail units. The three buildings will stand five, eight and 11 floors high and are due to be completed by the summer of ready for occupation by students in September Automotive industry suppliers have already shown an interest in developing the site alongside Jaguar Land Rover.

Read More"Jaguar Land Rover Coventry expansion plans can become reality" - West Midlands mayor candidate Jaguar Land Rover says in order for its plans for long-term growth to be achieved it needs to construct new research and development facilities. Space for its suppliers are also central to the plan and though there were originally plans to have other businesses such as retail there too and a hotel, it is now looking like it will be more along the lines of an automotive business park.

It has been rated as one of the top five historic cemeteries in the UK but Coventry City Council has struggled to maintain it. Read More Making the most of a historic Coventry cemetery The money will allow the council to return the site to its original design, repairing major features such as the Promenade and chapel, as well as monuments and graves. It is hoped the repairs, which are already under way, will turn the Grade I listed site into a visitor attraction and a park for local people.

It also contains a mass grave for the hundreds killed during the Coventry Blitz. The cemetery was designed as an arboretum, with many new species of trees and combines a cemetery and an arboretum park over a seven hectare site. Read More Bishop Gate First image of 1, room student flats building on former Royal Mail site Construction work is now under way on the multi-million pound Bishop Gate student and shops development on the site of the former Royal Mail building in Bishop Street.

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The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world"s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills,

The latest news, sport and events from around Derby. With opinion, live blogs, pictures and video from the Derbyshire Live team, formerly Derby Telegraph.

It began in when the British Transport Commission BTC announced the Modernisation Programme which outlined the BTC"s plan to replace old-fashioned steam power with modern diesel and electric traction. How many remember the book"s heady aroma of freshly printed ink? Ian Allan should"ve bottled it; they"d have made a fortune!

Worse still, when it came to underlining the new diesels I had"copped" on visits to Swindon, Derby and Crewe Works, they didn"t enter the equation because Ian Allan had published the new combined edition before the diesels were built. Call it a dereliction of duty, if you like, but the discrepancies creeping into the hobby were totally at odds with the orderliness that spotters expected, and I ended up joining the legion of disenchanted youngsters who turned their attention to something more rewarding like railway photography - a natural adjunct to train spotting.

So, combining both interests from old spotting days, the purpose of this page is to list as many different steam locomotive classes numbered from to which were listed in Ian Allan"s abc Locospotters Book covering the London Midland Region in After nationalisation in , the newly-formed British Railways tried out a number of liveries with a view to adopting a future standard for its express-passenger engines of Class 8 power classification dark blue and for its fleet of express-passenger locomotives with a lower tractive effort light green.

A total of 70 were built for use primarily on local passenger services, four on the Western Region, the rest on the London Midland Region. Above The class was most easily identifiable from other Ts by their parallel boiler and smokebox curving down to meet the frames, which can be seen in this ER Morten shot of No entering Shrewsbury station with a local passenger train. Visible in the background is Saddleworth station closed 5th October However, a distinguishing feature of the Stanier design was the pronounced slope to the top of their side-tanks and tapered boiler in contrast to the parallel boiler of the Fowler Ts.

Above No departs from Millersdale on the push-pull shuttle service to Buxton on 16th August

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History[ edit ] The only day the newspaper was unable to publish was 15 November , owing to the blitz raid on the city. From until the end of April , a separate sports publication, The Pink, was printed every Saturday evening. It provided coverage of sport from the Midlands, as well as national and international sport.

Coventry has never been a city to stand still and a host of major developments and initiatives are in the pipeline that will help make it a great place to be a few years from now.

When Chaddesden men Peter Cholerton and Vince Mills were discussing some of the old buildings of the neighbourhood, their talk strayed down Nottingham Road as far as Cowsley House. Vince revealed that not only did he have family connections to this old farmhouse but also photographs. The two joined forces to write the history of this particular corner of Derby.

TODAY, many of us are familiar with Nottingham Road as it heads out of Derby towards Chaddesden but had we been making the same journey early in the reign of Queen Victoria, say around , the view before us would have been radically different. To begin with there was no Racecourse, just an area of open ground called the New Pastures. Continuing on in the direction of Chaddesden, a handful of properties were scattered along the right-hand side of the road but there were virtually none to the left.

A few yards past Chequers Lane, the main road was firmly barred at Cowsley Field Gate, a toll-gate which ensured that travellers had to pay the appropriate fee to the toll-keeper who lived in the adjacent purpose-built cottage. Beyond that, a walk of a minute or two would bring us to the foot of Chaddesden Hill — not yet called Cemetery Hill — but, before we began our ascent, you would see on the left-hand side a long track later to be called Cowsley Road stretching away into the distance and, looking a little more closely, you might perhaps be able to pick out the chimneys and roof of a solitary building.

The auctioneers expounded upon the desirability of its situation thus: The Pountains continued to live at Cowsley after the sale, though whether this was as tenants or owners is unclear. Cowsley House itself was to be let again in , this time with 19 acres of ground, and over the next quarter of a century was to be occupied by a succession of families — including those of William Aulton, a veterinary surgeon, in , and then Michael Evans, a young architect, in Major Pountain died at Teignmouth in , aged 47, but was laid to rest in Nottingham Road Cemetery not far from his old family home.

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