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A pig that had been living in a Derby council house died at an animal rescue centre where it had been "seriously undernourished", a court hears

A man is charged with attempted murder after Derbyshire man was stabbed outside a pub in North Yorkshire.

Work costing £210,000 begins to restore a Victorian bridge in Matlock Bath to its former glory.

A Derby woman dies and two other women are injured in a crash involving three Harley-Davidson motorbikes in Cambridgeshire.

The driver of a flatbed lorry who "deliberately" crashed it into a house in Derby leaving it seriously damaged is hunted by police.

Trespassing on rail lines falls this Easter

Erasmus Darwin - schooled in Chesterfield

Joseph Heller's play to be performed in Derby

Tailender Tim Groenewald hits 56 not out to help Derbyshire take a 71-run lead on day three, before Hampshire reach 20-0.

Derby score twice in the first half to leave Barnsley four points adrift of safety in the Championship.

Eoin Doyle's goal earns victory at Dagenham & Redbridge and keeps Chesterfield ahead in the League Two title race.

Burton's League Two automatic promotion hopes look slim after being held to a draw at mid-table Newport County.

Struggling Hereford stave off relegation for another week with a crucial win over mid-table Alfreton.

Stephen Moore reaches 106 not out as Derbyshire end day two 203-2 having earlier dismissed Hampshire for 328.


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Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.

Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.

Britain's top companies have been warned to exercise caution on executive pay by Vince Cable as they prepare to set next year's awards.

Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m (£460,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.

Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).

A television advert for Center Parcs is banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take holidays during term time.

General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.

High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.

Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.

Gordon Brown says Scottish pensioners are "better protected" in UK, comments the SNP describes as "ludicrous".

Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.

Ministers want to give energy firms the right to run shale gas pipes under private land to kick-start fracking.

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.

Six more organisations announce they are leaving the CBI business lobby group over its stance in the Scottish independence debate.

McDonald's reports a fall in profit for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.

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China's stock markets fell again on Wednesday after a survey showed manufacturing activity in the world's second-biggest economy was still contracting in April, while the Australian dollar tumbled to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation.







A panel signaled it might overturn the convictions of two former traders, which would represent a crack in a campaign by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, against insider trading at hedge funds.







McDonald’s said Tuesday that its profit slipped in the first quarter as global sales remained weak for the world’s biggest hamburger chain.







The offer for Allergan by William A. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals marks an unusual pairing of activist investor and corporate buyer that could reshape the deal landscape.







UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo have signed a memorandum of understanding “to optimize the performance and maximize the value” of a portfolio of corporate loans facing restructuring.







Last week’s deadly avalanche has prompted Mount Everest’s Sherpas to threaten to cancel the season unless the government shares proceeds from what has become a profitable industry.

Little ground was given in an Albany court by New York regulators or by Airbnb, the apartment sharing service that is fighting a state subpoena.

The deals, which come amid recent eye-popping transactions in the drug industry, include buying the cancer drug business of its British rival GlaxoSmithKline for up to $16 billion.







The company asked a federal bankruptcy judge to dismiss dozens of lawsuits over its handling of a defective ignition switch in millions of cars, and to bar similar cases in the future.

The Defense Ministry asked the government to close the country’s largest television news station, whose anchorman was shot on Saturday.

Pilots at JetBlue, after rejecting unionization twice, agreed to be represented by the Air Line Pilots Association.

The proposed deal for Allergan, the maker of Botox, and some respectable earnings reports helped the three major indexes rise again.







The Affordable Care Act may well be on track to meeting its primary goal, but reining in health care spending still appears well beyond the grasp of the law.







Funds advised by Permira will acquire the German specialty chemical company CABB International from the private equity firm Bridgepoint Capital for an undisclosed amount.







Offering more aid to Ukraine, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in Kiev, denounced Russia’s annexing of Crimea, and called on it to help de-escalate the crisis.

A deal with Pfizer would have been one of the biggest ever in the pharmaceutical industry. But whether such a deal makes sense is another matter.







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