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Derby County unveil memorial to Dave Mackay

A memorial to Derby legend Dave Mackay was unveiled this evening Credit: ITV News Central

Derby County have unveiled a memorial to their former player and manager Dave Mackay at the iPro Stadium.

The Edinburgh-born midfielder died in March at the age of 80.

Most of the members of the Championship winning team from 1974/75 attended the unveiling.

This evening a dinner is being held to celebrate 40 years since the Rams won the league.

More: Sir Alex Ferguson leads tributes at funeral of Derby legend Dave Mackay

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Front end of car ripped off following collision with tree

The car span 360 degrees in the collision. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two men have avoided serious injury after the car they were travelling in suffered significant front end damage and span 360 degrees following a collision with a tree in Nuneaton this afternoon.

The crash happened just before 2pm on Nuthurst Lane in Astley.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 40s, was treated for cuts to his head, believed to have been suffered by his head hitting the sun roof. He remained conscious throughout the incident and was transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The second man, also thought to be in his 40s, was a front seat passenger and thankfully avoided any injury in the incident which led to him being discharged at scene.

“The seriousness of the collision is highlighted by the damage that the car has suffered, therefore both men are fortunate as they appear to have escaped without serious injury.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Porsche catches fire in four vehicle pile-up

The scene of the collision Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A Porsche and two other cars caught fire in a four vehicle road collision in Birmingham this afternoon. Nobody involved required treatment from ambulance staff.

The crash happened just before 3.40pm on Farnborough Road and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and two paramedic area support officers to the scene.

“On arrival, crews discovered four vehicles that had been in the collision, three cars and a van. It is believed that one of the cars collided with the three other vehicles which were all stationary and empty at the time.

“Two of the cars and the van were ablaze when emergency services arrived, but thankfully, it quickly became apparent that there were no patients.

“It is remarkably lucky that there were no patients to treat as the dramatic nature of the incident could have led to a much more serious set of circumstances.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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