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From the Derbyshire Archives
14th Dec Officers were called to a collision near Salter’s Brook Bridge on the A628 Woodhead Pass, just after 10pm on Wednesday, December 12. The collision involved two cars, a Mercedes E220 and a Ford Fiesta, with five people in the Fiesta requiring hospital treatment. One of the passengers, a 66-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and is […]
6th Dec Victoria Vets in Glossop are appealing for generous animal-lovers to donate cat, dog and rabbit food, toys, bedding and more to help our furry friends this Christmas. The team have been going the extra mile for animals in winter for fifteen years, with donations rolling in across the High Peak for their annual appeal. Donations […]
3rd Dec A child’s cuddly toy left at the water’s edge led police to the discovery of a five-year-old boy and his mother in the icy waters of a reservoir, an inquest heard. Social worker Emma Sillett and her son Jenson Spellman had been missing from home for two days when police frogmen recovered their bodies from […]
27th Nov The headteacher of a five-year-old whose body was retrieved from Valehouse Reservoir has said he was “the perfect child to have in class.” Jenson Spellman and his mother, Emma Sillett were formally identified yesterday as the two bodies found at the reservoir in Tintwistle by police, having been reported missing from Dinting, Glossop on Tuesday […]
22nd Nov Derbyshire Constabulary have said that two bodies found at Valehouse reservoir are believed to be missing Mum Emma Sillett from Dinting and her young son Jenson Spellman. Valehouse Reservoir Press Conference Assistant Chief Constable Kem Mehmet of Derbyshire Constabulary announced in a statement that two bodies found at Valehouse reservoir are believed to be that […]
22nd Nov Officers searching for missing mother and child Emma Sillett and five-year-old son Jenson Spellman have located a vehicle. The black Peugeot 308 owned by Emma, 41, was found near the Valehouse reservoir, near Tintwistle. Derbyshire Constabulary are currently conducting further searches in the area. Emma was last seen in McDonalds on the A560 Stockport Road, […]
21st Nov Fire crews were called to Billy’s Plaice fish and chip shop this morning where smoke was seen pouring on to Station Road. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service arrived at 9:43am (21 November 2018) to extinguish a fire at the rear of the shop. An ambulance was also called for three adults at the scene and […]
20th Nov The Met Office has forecasted a 90% chance of snow tonight and tomorrow on the Snake Pass, which could make conditions difficult for motorists. Snowy weather conditions often cause problems for those wanting to travel from Glossop through the A57 to get to Sheffield – and often struggles with closures as a result. Derbyshire Roads […]
20th Sep A Glossop business owner is appealing for information after roughly £100,000 worth of vintage watches were stolen from his office. Tony Wooderson, who owns Crystal Living in Brookfield found his workplace in ruin after thieves smashed the windows in order to gain entry to the office and safe in the early hours of Saturday morning. […]
13th Sep A woman from Padfield has been collecting nappies – unused, of course – in aid of the Refugee Women’s Centre in Dunkirk. Keli Tomlin, 32, saw that the charity, which supports both women and children in desperate and difficult situations by providing donated items such as winter clothes, pots and pans and hygiene products had […]