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Person killed after Dronfield bypass crash

A person has died following a two-vehicle collision on the Dronfield bypass

Person killed after two cars crash in Dronfield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The crash took place at Whittington Moo between Chesterfield and Dronfield around 9.20pm last night, when a yellow Mini Cooper and a blue Vauxhall Corsa collided.

No details have been released so far about the victim who died at the scene.

Police concern for missing Chesterfield man

Police are concerned for the safety of a 44-year-old man missing from Chesterfield.

Credit: Derbyshire Police

Andrew Bennett was reported missing from Calow yesterday afternoon.

He is white, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short greying hair. He was last seen wearing dark trousers and a black coat. He is a chain smoker.

Mr Bennett has been missing before and has been found in the Dronfield and Sheffield areas.


Spireites appoint Wilson as new manager

Danny Wilson has been named as the new manager of Chesterfield, replacing Dean Saunders, who departed at the end of last month.

Credit: Tina Jenner

Wilson, who made 100 appearances for the Spireites in the early 1980s, has been out of management since leaving Barnsley in February.

He is relishing the challenge presented to him and is looking to quickly stamp his mark on the team, saying: “I want the players to play with freedom and play the standard of football they’re capable of playing.

"I think they find themselves in false position and the sooner we can get a couple of wins, the better.

“I’ve become attached to Chesterfield - having lived in the town for over 30 years – and I’m very privileged to become the new manager.”

Credit: Tina Jenner

Spireites chief executive Chris Turner said: “I like how Danny operates, having worked with him previously at Hartlepool and he has a great deal of experience.

“There was a lot of interest in the job and we carefully considered our options before deciding that Danny was the ideal man to take the club forward.”

Wilson, 55, has previously had managerial jobs at Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Bristol City and Swindon Town.

The length of Wilson's contract has not been disclosed, but Spireites chiefs have confirmed it is beyond the end of the current season.

Ginger badger found in Derbyshire

An unusual coloured badger has been found by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Credit: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

The ginger/red badger, whose colour is known as erythristic, is the first of its kind to be vaccinated in the county.

These badgers are not a different species but a sort of halfway stage from a normal coloured badger and a fully albino badger with pink eyes.


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