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Councillors say a "secret" decision to sell a car park in the centre of a Derbyshire town was "very poor" and should have been made in public.

The owners of a celebrated bookshop that could fall down say they have had a "phenomenal response" to an appeal to fund urgent structural repairs.

A coroner criticises a young offenders' institution for failing to identify the risk to an 18-year-old remand prisoner who hanged himself.

The City of Derby swimmer sets a world record in the 100m breaststroke on the penultimate night of the British Swimming Championships.

Derby-based Rolls-Royce receives its largest order to date, worth $9.2bn, to supply engines for Emirates airline A380 planes.

A council is considering giving staff time off to vote in an effort to end a turnout "crisis".

Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon said he was ordered not to arrest Greville Janner in 1989.

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The bowlers dominate day two between between Lancashire and Derbyshire at the County Ground as 15 wickets fall.

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink targets the League Two title after his side secured promotion to League One.

Lancashire all-rounder Liam Livingstone scores 350 off only 138 balls in a club game for Cheshire side Nantwich.

Tom Ince scores twice as Derby come from 3-1 and 4-3 down to secure a thrilling 4-4 draw at Huddersfield Town.

Chesterfield took another step towards securing a League One play-off spot despite being held at Oldham.

League Two leaders Burton Albion beat Morecambe to secure promotion to the third tier for the first time in their history.

Massiah McDonald salvages a draw for Alfreton Town against 10-man Welling Town in the Conference.


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Consumer body Which? demands action from regulator over "confusing and misleading" supermarket pricing.

The Greek government asks public sector bodies to hand over any reserve cash to help it meet a payment due to the International Monetary Fund.

The cost of UK car insurance will rise over the rest of the year, according to the AA, despite a fall in the first quarter of 2015.

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman must sell his North Sea gas fields within six months, the UK orders.

The Jockey Club, which runs 15 UK racecourses, says profits dropped slightly last year, but turnover and prize money increased.

European Union regulators are expected to accuse Russia's energy giant Gazprom on Wednesday of abusing its dominant position.

Competition among mortgage lenders has intensified, brokers say, with a greater willingness to lend to those without huge savings.

The company behind the Birds Eye and Findus brands, Iglo Group, is being sold for €2.6bn (£1.9bn) to US investment vehicle Nomad Holdings.

London's leading shares recover some of Friday's heavy falls, with mining stocks leading the way.

Canadian circus firm Cirque du Soleil sells a majority stake to US and Chinese private investors, valuing the firm at $1.5bn.

China's President Xi Jinping has signed a deal with Pakistan promising $46bn (£30.7bn) of investment.

Venezuela has received $5bn (£3.4bn) in Chinese funding for "development", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says.

Google is updating its search tools to favour websites that work well on mobile devices above those that fail its criteria

Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.

The Post Office has been criticised in an independent report which examined complaints from sub-postmasters who said the had been unfairly sacked or prosecuted over cash shortfalls at their branches.

Indonesia is hosting the World Economic Forum this week and hopes the event will help to attract increased foreign investment.

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Gazprom is expected to be accused of abusing its dominance in natural gas markets, and countries like Lithuania and the United States have been pushing for a crackdown.







Uber is adding auto rickshaws to the more modern transportation fleet it already has on the road in New Delhi.

The charges against the reporter, Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post, are believed to carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.







Private equity investors agreed to buy Cirque du Soleil for 1.5 billion Canadian dollars, a purchase that will pave the way for the company to expand into China.







The former Communist states in Europe have seen a sharp rise in adult children living at home, but nothing like in Slovakia, where three out of four 18- to 34-year-olds live with their parents.







Hasbro reported an unexpected gain in sales on strong demand for its Transformers, Nerf and Marvel toys, while Halliburton, the oil and gas services company, posted results that exceeded analysts’ predictions.







The Post and Courier won its award for a series on domestic abuse; two of The New York Times’s awards were for its Ebola coverage.

The Kaisa Group, which has been struggling with regulation and executive resignations, said it missed two interest payments worth $52 million.







The engineering and production company blamed weather and labor problems for a $194 million write-down on a plant in the Shetland Islands.







Several investors said that they wanted the banks to do a thorough analysis on whether it made sense to move, after Britain raised the bank tax by a third.







Finland’s opposition Center Party, led by Juha Sipila, won parliamentary elections, but tough talks loom on forming a coalition government.







The Chinese assistance, on a scale the United States never offered in the past decade of a close relationship with Pakistan, is likely to confirm the decline of American influence in that nation.







The country’s central bank sharply curtailed the amount of money that banks must keep on reserve, but that doesn’t mean the banks will be accommodating to borrowers.







That Athens might still be exploring ways to restructure its debt underscores how close the country is to defaulting.







IBM’s partnership with Teamsun, a Beijing company, to provide key technologies is similar to ones it has made elsewhere, but it has collided with political and trade issues.

China's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world's second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth.







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