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Friday 01 June 2012
The parents of six children killed in a house fire were remanded into custody at Crown Court today charged with their murder.
Thursday 31 May 2012
A detective sergeant was jailed for eight years today for raping a mother in her own home.
Thursday 31 May 2012
A mother and father have been charged with the murder of their six children who died after a fire at their home in Derby.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Several people have come forward with “extremely useful” information about an arson attack that killed six children, as police were given extra time to question their parents.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Police investigating the deaths of six children in an arson attack on their home have arrested their parents on suspicion of murder.
Saturday 26 May 2012
As every punter knows, even impeccable lineage and short odds can't guarantee success at the Epsom Derby. According to DJ Taylor's novel, it was ever thus. In a Victorian melodrama surrounding a clever betting sting, Taylor portrays a society in the midst of preparing itself for a new kind of front-runner.
Thursday 24 May 2012
Hundreds of passengers stranded because of a faulty Tube train are to be given £40 each in compensation amid claims that London could become an Olympic “laughing stock” because of problems which have hit the transport system this week.
Saturday 19 May 2012
As Somerset celebrated signing Twenty20 world record holder Richard Levi, his future team-mate Nick Compton was progressing in contrasting style towards his own record.
Police confirm Derby house fire was caused by someone pouring 'substantial' amount of petrol through letter box
Wednesday 16 May 2012
A fatal fire that killed six children from the same family was deliberately started by someone pouring a "substantial" amount of petrol through the letter box and lighting it, police said today.
Monday 14 May 2012
A house fire in which six siblings died as they slept in their beds is believed to have been deliberately started, police said.
Monday 30 April 2012
Rail services will be hit tomorrow because of a strike by hundreds of drivers in a dispute over pensions.
Friday 06 April 2012
With all respect to Derbyshire, they may not make many headlines this season. Savour the moment, then, Dan Redfern, who will retain the distinction for posterity of the first century of the 2012 County Championship.
Saturday 31 March 2012
Though the whole purpose of this meeting is to bring together disparate racing cultures, punters can hardly know beforehand how the varied form lines will measure up. In pure value terms, however, it seems a little presumptuous to be making So You Think a warm favourite for the Dubai World Cup, not least when the reputation that preceded him from Australia last year ultimately seemed to be placed in due perspective.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Derby have apologised to the family of the late Nottingham Forest owner Nigel Doughty over offensive chants from its supporters during the npower Championship clash at Pride Park on Tuesday night.
Saturday 03 March 2012
Approaching from the east, the first thing you see in the Lincolnshire village of Winteringham, an isolated straggle of houses on the fringe of the Humber, is a sign that baldly declares 'FERRETS'. It is an unlikely milieu for an upmarket 'restaurant with rooms'. Yet there it is at the heart of the village: a slate-topped, two-storey structure, possibly a former Georgian inn, with pantiled extensions. The facilities include a helipad, but our spirits failed to soar on entering Winteringham Fields. Booked in for Friday lunch (three courses £39.95, four courses £45), my wife and I found ourselves deposited in a small, unpopulated lounge. Our refusal to take a drink before the meal was greeted with an expression of surprise ("Oh!") as if apéritifs were pretty much compulsory.
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