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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

Ground-breaking ceremony for cancer centre

A ground-breaking ceremony is being held this afternoon for the new £9 million Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Preparatory work is due to start shortly on the centre, which will see all the hospital's cancer services under one roof and helping to provide a purpose-built facility and comfortable environment within which patients can continue to receive top quality care.



Body found believed to be missing Chesterfield man

Police believe a body found in woodland may be missing Chesterfield man Roy Thompson.

Roy Thompson Credit: Derbyshire Police

A dog walker called police on Friday October 23, to report the discovery of the body in the woods off Westwood Lane in Brimington.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but police believe it may be Mr Thompson.

The 60-year-old was last seen leaving Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Hospital at 6.20am on Thursday October 15.

Police release CCTV of man from Chesterfield who's missing

Have you seen Roy Thompson Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police have released CCTV photos of a man who has been missing from Chesterfield since Thursday.

Roy leaving the hospital Credit: Derbyshire Police

60-year-old Roy Thompson left Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital at around 9.20am that day.

He is white, 6ft tall and of average build. He has short grey hair and was last seen wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a green polo shirt.

He speaks with a slight South African accent and has links to Manchester.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Roy visited Chesterfield hospital Credit: Derbyshire Police

Sir John Hurt given all-clear on pancreatic cancer

Sir John Hurt has been given the all-clear by doctors less than four months after he disclosed that he had pancreatic cancer.

Sir John Hurt Credit: Press Association

The 75-year-old actor who was born in Chesterfield said he is overjoyed and thrilled with the news.

Hurt is known for his roles in The Elephant Man, Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Harry Potter films.

He first revealed his cancer diagnosis in June, but said he was “more than optimistic” about his future and kept working during his chemotherapy treatment.

Hurt was knighted in July after being named on the New Year’s honours list.

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