Officers are trying to trace a dog walker who found a man’s body in West Park, Long Eaton, in December. The man found the body at around 8am on Wednesday, December 21st and approached a woman who was walking by, asking her to call an ambulance. Police  have the woman’s details but the man had left the scene when emergency services arrived. An attempt is now being made to identify him on behalf of the coroner. The circumstances of the death are not suspicious. Witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Rob Stapleton on 101, quoting reference 16000425638.
Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section on the Derbyshire Constabulary website  You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



Police are appealing for information after watches, an iMac, and foreign currencies were stolen from a home in Breaston. The break in took place sometime between 4.45pm and 8.50pm on Tuesday, February 7th. Thieves used a rock to smash the patio doors at a property on Wilsthorpe Road in Breaston. A search was carried out and thieves made off with a haul of items including a pair of Versace tortoise shell sunglasses, a Garmin Approach golf watch, an iMac, and foreign currencies.
Champagne, spirits, and a number of purses were also stolen, along with the watches pictured. If you are offered similar items for sale or have any information that could help, please call DC Adrian Harris on 101, quoting occurrence number 17000055109.
Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



Long Eaton man Adam White, 36, is raising money for the air ambulance after one of his friends, Jamie Broom, was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre from Skegness. Adam said: “The air ambulance played  a massive part in saving Jamie's life on that day so I wanted to do something to support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.”
Adam is taking part in a 300 miles Coast to Coast Run from St David's in the West, to Skegness in the East over a two-week period to raise as much money as he can for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. He will leave St David's on March 5th, arriving in Skegness two weeks later, staying in guest houses and B&Bs along the way. He has set himself a target of raising £5,000. To donate, click here.


Thieves broke into the Marmalade and Tea cafĂ© on Derby Road, Borrowash, and stole a charity box. The break in occurred between 4.30pm on Wednesday February 8th and Thursday morning. Money was being raised for disabled nine-year-old Kareena Hayes who lives in Long Eaton and attends Longmoor Primary School. Kareena, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was a one-year-old and needs to raise £10,000 for private treatment at the Queen's Medical Centre. The family say if they cannot raise the money it is likely Kareena, will never walk unaided again. A police spokesman said they were linking the break in to another on Derby Road the same night were a charity box was also targeted. Anybody who has information for any of the incidents should call police on 101. Nobody has been arrested for either offence.
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Church Wilne Rotary members welcomed Duncan Kilburn from Nuffield Health to its speaker meeting at the Royal Oak in Ockbrook on Monday 9th January. Duncan in his introduction spoke a little about his recent journey in the fitness business and how he had benefited since 2007 through his personal training and is now a health and fitness trainer with Nuffield Health. They are located next to the Derbyshire Cricket Club and were formally known as Virgin Active. In 2015 Nuffield Health took over 33 Virgin Active sites including the Derby venue.

The members and visitors heard about the history of Nuffield as a company. In January 1957 the British United Provident Association (BUPA) established the Nursing Home Charitable Trust as they wanted through the Trust to acquire or build community hospital facilities properly equipped for the demands of modern medicine. Their first hospital was purchased in the late 1950s in Bournemouth and in the next ten years the Trust acquired and modernized a total of six dilapidate nursing homes and built seven new ones. After they opened their first purpose built hospital at Woking in 1962 six others quickly followed until in 1966 when they opened their flagship hospital in London. The Trusts policy is to run all sites on a strictly self-supporting basis through non-profit-making lines.
In 1983 the trading name of the company was changed to Nuffield Hospitals and after 30 years they had to change their approach to fundraising from actively seeking donations as it became clear that the rising costs of modern medicine were too expensive to be met that way. Since then they have moved to recovering the full cost of its services through fees. Duncan spoke about their new approach from around 2006 with the acquisition of several health and fitness clubs culminating in July 2015 when they acquired 33 Virgin Active sites including Derby
In summary Duncan said “We are an Ex-Virgin Active club recently taken over by Nuffield who have used their amazing facilities and staff that Virgin had and combined it with their pioneering approach to healthcare which brings together fitness, prevention and cure”
Then Rotarian John Barrett who is a member of Nuffield Health in Derby was asked several leading questions by the speaker. John said he visits the club 3 to 4 times a week, has enrolled on a personal fitness course and since joining about 8 years ago he feels reasonable fit, is self motivated, enjoys meeting regular friends, never gets tired and fingers crossed has not been to the doctors for 6/7 years. To find out more email

The Club’s vote of thanks was given by Chris Tew who said it had been an interesting and informative talk and we can all see the importance that fitness gives to our everyday life.


Our speaker on the 18th January was John Whitfield who gave a very full and fascinating talk about the Kennedy Clan.

The Kennedys were a very powerful force in America from 1930 to the 1980s headed by father, Patrick Joseph Kennedy, known as Joe whose Clan consisted of 9 children. His Grandfather came from Ireland in 1846 after the potato famine and was keen to make good. Patrick Joseph settled in Boston, became rich and aimed for the Presidency of the USA. He had 9 children: Joe Jnr, John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, Jean and Edward (Teddy). Joe was ambitious to rise in Politics. He was appointed as Ambassador to Britain at the start of World War II but blotted his copybook by denigrating Britain, praising the Germans as strong and saying that Britain would fall. He was withdrawn from Britain in 1941 and his political prospects were doomed. He then put all his energies into promoting his sons before dying in 1958.

Joe Junior had been groomed at the best schools and University and was expected when America joined the war to join the forces. He went into the Navy Air Corps and was sent to the UK to hunt for submarines. He volunteered for a crazy scheme to fly bombers full of explosives, to Germany where the pilots would bale out half way over whilst other planes guided the (explosive) planes to targets in Germany. On his first flight his plane exploded prematurely over Suffolk and he was killed.

John F Kennedy became the youngest President of the USA at the age of 43. He became a Senator for Massachusetts and in 1960 beat Richard Nixon by a narrow margin to become President. He was popular, positive, a good speaker. In the Russian-Cuban conflict the world was the nearest it has been to destruction since the WWII but Kennedy kept his cool and averted the problem. He had 3 children, one boy died after birth, his second son a pilot was lost at sea in 1999 with his wife on board. On November 27 1963 John was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

Of Joe senior’s daughters, Rosemarie was severely mentally handicapped, she became a cabbage after an operation and spent 60 years in an institution. Kathleen came to London aged 18 and married Billy the Marquis of Hartington, the son of the Duke of Devonshire. He died in 1948 shot through the heart whilst in the Army. She married again and was flying to the south of France when the plane crashed and she died. Eunice worked for mentally handicapped people and set up a special Olympics for the handicapped. Patricia went to Hollywood and married Peter Lawford but later divorced. Jean also did a lot of work for the Mentally Handicapped, she went into Politics and became Ambassador to Ireland in Clinton’s Presidency.

Bobby Kennedy was clever and went into law and supported Jack Kennedy behind the scenes. In the 1960s he was President of the Civil Rights Organisation and worked for recognition of black and Hispanic people. He became popular and was going to stand for President in 1970 but was assassinated in 1968 by a fanatical Palestinian.

Lastly Edward (Teddy) 1932 – 2009. Very controversial, a good speaker, persuasive and the longest serving Senator in the USA (1964-2009) He was involved in an incident driving to Chappaquidick Island which caused the death of Mary Jo Kopechnie, something which hindered his chances of becoming president.

There was much more to John’s fascinating talk than can be described here but if you like to chat over coffee and listen to an interesting talk come and join us. More details on 07804942589.


Police are appealing for information following burglaries in Borrowash and Breaston. The incident took place sometime between 6.15pm and 7.50pm on Monday, January 16th, thieves smashed the patio door of a property on Wilsthorpe Road in Breaston to gain entry. Once inside an untidy search was carried out and a number of watches, including a men’s Longines watch, were stolen. (Occurrence number 17000022574)
Between 6.20am and 7.05pm on the same evening, jewellery, including Pandora bracelets, charms, and earrings, were stolen from a house on Nottingham Road in Borrowash. Thieves smashed a window to gain entry. (17000022476)
Police are asking anyone with information about the burglaries, or the whereabouts of the stolen jewellery, to call DC Baldish Chahal on 101, quoting the occurrence number stated above. Alternatively you can send Baldish a message using the Contact Us section of our website.
To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.