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Chesterfield sack Saunders

Dean Saunders had only been in charge for six months Credit: PA

Chesterfield have sacked manager Dean Saunders.

The former Doncaster Rovers boss only appointed in May, but the club are 16th in the table after Saturday's 4-0 home defeat by Swindon Town.

The Welshman lost 11 of his 20 league games in charge, and the Spireites are only four points above the relegation zone.

The club thanked Saunders for his efforts and added:

We will not be rushed into making a decision on a new manager.

– Chesterfield chairman Dave Allen
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Jamie Vardy breaks Premier League goalscoring record

Vardy is in amazing form. Credit: PA

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has broken Ruud Van Nistelrooy's Premier League record by scoring for the eleventh match in row.

The England forward opened the scoring against Manchester United in the 24th minute on Saturday to break Ruud van Nistelrooy's 10-game mark, which had stood since 2003.

Vardy struck his goal with a superb finish. Credit: PA

Vardy netted his 14th goal of the season when he latched onto Christian Fuchs' pass and fired in across David De Gea from 12 yards after Kasper Schmeichel had launched a quick break from a United corner.

The 28-year-old's run started with a late penalty in the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth in August and has included braces against Arsenal and Southampton, a winner against Watford and the record-equalling strike at Newcastle last week.

Ruud van Nistelrooy tweeted his congratulations to Jamie Vardy:


Signatures gathered in Sheffield against military action in Syria

Protestors have taken to the streets of Sheffield today opposed to the Prime Minister's plans to win support for a bombing campaign in Syria.

It mirrored similar protests across the country and a large demonstration in London. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has already said he is opposed to any bombing. Martin Fisher has the story.


Businesses and residents urged to check CCTV for missing Rory

Friends and family of a man missing in York have urged businesses and residents in the city to check any CCTV footage they may have which may hold clues to his disappearance.

Rory Johnson

Rory Johnson, 29, was last seen during a night out in the early hours of Friday the 20th of November. Pictures have since emerged of him close to Clifford's Tower. He was also later seen in the City Mills area. Police searches of the river Ouse have been halted, for the time being, as officers focus on piecing together his last known movements.

Attempt kidnap of girl, 11, in Leeds

An investigation is underway after a man attempted to get an 11-year-old girl into his car in Leeds.

It happened yesterday when the girl was stood at traffic lights on Beeston Road. A car pulled up at the kerb side and the driver shouted at the girl to get in before getting out of the car and grabbing her by the arm. He took the rucksack from her back and searched through it. She screamed and he then let go of her and she escaped.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested for attempted kidnap.

Police appeal for missing Grimsby teenager

Police are appealing for help to find a 17-year-old girl missing from Grimsby.

Chloe Bensley Credit: Humberside Police

Chloe Bensley, who has severe learning difficulties, has not been seen for more than two days. The last sighting of her was in Elsenham Road at around 9.50pm on Wednesday November 25, when she was said to be in good spirits and to be returning home. But she never arrived.

She is described as around 5ft 3ins tall, with shoulder length light brown hair, slim build and blue eyes. She was wearing an olive green coat with grey fur detailing on the hood, blue jeans and black ankle boots at the time of her disappearance.

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