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An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.

A woman who claims she was raped by Derbyshire's chief fire officer denies she and a friend tried to blackmail him.

A supermarket delivery van ploughs into a bus stop injuring three people, one of them seriously.

A lamb found close to death and unable to use his front legs learns to walk again after being given a set of leg splints.

The Information Commissioner's Office says no action needs to be taken over the loss of an ambulance service computer disk containing patient details.

Derbyshire Dales at centre of challenge

Fourth time lucky for John Whitbread

Ex-England striker Darren Bent is exactly what Derby need to help their promotion bid, says team-mate Ryan Shotton.

Derby move up to second in the Championship after Darren Bent's second-half brace beats a resilient Blackburn side.

Eoin Doyle takes his tally to 24 goals this season with a brace in Chesterfield's victory over Crawley.

QPR turn down an initial approach by Derby County to take wingers Matt Phillips or Junior Hoilett on loan.

Derby County will host fellow Championship side Reading in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Chesterfield sign Cheltenham striker Byron Harrison from an undisclosed fee on an 18-month deal.

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Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".

The UK housing market has slowed for the fifth month in row, with annual house price inflation falling to 6.8% in January, Nationwide says.

McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years.

The chairman who oversaw the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail is to step down, the postal company has announced.

The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.

Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.

Asian shares headed mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead, after the US Federal Reserve indicated it was still on track to raise interest rates this year.

Virgin Media has asked the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom to halt the auction of Premier League football TV rights until a probe into the process is completed.

The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".

Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company.

Supermarket giant Tesco names the 43 stores it is closing across the country - a move that will see 2,000 staff lose their jobs.

The aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has reported a 19% rise in fourth quarter net earnings to $1.47bn.

A Star Wars fan sells a collection of Star Wars figures - including one item for £18,000 - to raise the cash to buy a house.

Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday after the new anti-bailout government appeared determined to defy the country's international creditors.

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Increased uncertainty in global financial markets prompted clients to do more trading and generated fees for the bank.

The Athens Stock Exchange fell more than 9% as the country’s prime minister said he would move quickly to renegotiate the country’s debt terms.

Earnings from smartphones and other mobile devices fell 64 percent in the fourth quarter as the company battled Chinese rivals and a resurgent Apple.

The joint effort is a reflection of the pressure on oil companies to hold down spending and share risk as oil prices continue to drop.

Its $39 billion stake in the Chinese e-commerce behemoth has obscured both the weakness and the potential of Yahoo, which, post-spinoff, will be judged by its core Internet business.

The Chinese government regulator complained about what it said were unlicensed merchants, fake goods and other illegal practices on the company’s hugely popular shopping websites.

Sesame Credit Management will use data on online spending habits to try make credit more easily available to millions of consumers across China.

Switzerland’s move to untie its currency from the euro has caused the franc to soar, along with hundreds of thousands of mortgage payments in Poland.

Wall Street stocks edged lower on Wednesday while the dollar rose as the Federal Reserve said growth in the U.S. economy was on track despite turmoil in other markets around the world, keeping it on pace to raise interest rates later this year.

President Obama pressed India on Tuesday to do more to curb emissions, as he wrapped up a trip that failed to achieve a meaningful breakthrough on the issue.

Elis, a French provider of rental uniforms and linens, expects to price its February offering on Euronext at €12 to €19 a share.

The support means that Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund and Brookfield Property Partners are likely to succeed in their $3.9 billion bid for Songbird Estates, which controls the Canary Wharf Group.

Stringent regulations, including a requirement to share secret codes, are another form of economic protectionism, Western technology companies say.

A growing number of big American multinational companies have begun to suffer from lower oil prices and a strong dollar.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore aims to slow the appreciation of its currency, as other nations have eased policies amid economic uncertainty.

The introduction of a large-screen iPhone in China helped propel Apple’s profit to $18 billion and its revenue to nearly $75 billion.

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