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Appeal to identify cyclist killed in crash with car

A cyclist has died after being hit by a car in Derbyshire today.

Police are now appealing for help to identify the man, who was travelling along the A61 Dronfield by-pass near Bowshaw Island, heading in the Chesterfield, when he was hit at around 3.20pm.

The man was taken to Northern General Hospital in Sheffield suffering from serious head injuries, but died shortly after 8.30pm this evening.

The stretch of the A61 where the crash happened
The stretch of the A61 where the crash happened Credit: Google Maps

Officers want to hear from anyone who may be unsure of the whereabouts of a friend or family member who went out for a bike ride today and has not returned as expected.

He is white, around 55 years old and between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall. He has short grey hair and a small scar on his abdomen, and was wearing black lycra shorts and red cycling shoes.

The bike was a Carrera TDF road racing bike with a black and yellow frame.

Anyone who knows who he might be is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101.

Pensioner suffers serious burns in flat fire

A pensioner has been badly burned in a flat fire in Birmingham this afternoon.

The man, in his 80s, was found suffering smoke inhalation and serious burns to his arm and top of his at the home in Old Brookside, Stechford, at around 4.35pm.

The man, in his 80s, suffered smoke inhalation and serious burns
The man, in his 80s, suffered smoke inhalation and serious burns Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

He was taken to Heartlands Hospital for emergency treatment.

A second man suffered multiple minor injuries breaking into the building to help rescue him, but did not need hospital treatment.

A woman who lived in the property above was treated for shock and was then discharged.

Family of murdered young father pay tribute after killer jailed for life

The family of a young father murdered by his partner's ex have paid tribute to the "happy, thoughtful and hard-working" man described as "everybody's hero".

Matthew Dunn, aged 23, was killed at his home in Factory Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, by James Burton in January.

Matthew Dunn
Matthew Dunn Credit: Leicestershire Police

Matthew was always happy and very thoughtful. He looked out for his younger brothers and sisters, he was everyone’s rock. He was a hard worker who loved fishing and music. He loved life. Matthew loved his beautiful boy and was a great dad and uncle.

We are all proud to have had Matthew as part of our family. He didn’t deserve to have his life taken from him from us so tragically at only 23 years old.

Matthew was, and always will be, everyone’s hero. We will make sure Matthews life wasn’t taken in vain.

The saddest thing is that Matthew’s son will grow up without a father in his life, the only comfort is that we will always have a part of Matthew in him.

No sentence that could be given today can ever be sufficient to replace the life of Matthew. He has left a huge void in the life of all that knew and loved him.

We would like to thank the barristers for their help in prosecuting this investigating, and extend our thanks to Leicestershire Police for all their hard work, especially the officers who tried to save Matthew, those involved in the investigation and the family liaison officers who have provided support throughout the investigation and subsequent court proceedings.

– Family of murder victim Matthew Dunn

James Burton, aged 32, of Parry Close in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, was today jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 30 years.

WATCH: Inspiring scenes as Birmingham man bowls with his feet to secure Bronze

Bob Love, from Birmingham, has won a Commonwealth Bronze medal in the open triples lawn bowls event, which features para-athletes with a range of disabilities.

60-year-old Bob, who was born without arms, uses his feet to bowl and was part of a three-man team which beat Scotland 16-12 to secure third-place earlier this afternoon.

Watch his remarkable technique and skill here, as he helps to send England on their way to victory:


WATCH: Notts girl swings her way to gymnastics Gold

Nottingham's Rebecca Downie has secured a Gold medal in the women's uneven bars final at the Commonwealth Games.

After setting the score to beat - with a mark of 14.666 - the 22-year-old from Hucknall had to endure an agonising wait until England teammate Ruby Harrold went up last...

But the score stayed out of reach and Becky took home her second Gold of the games - after helping England to victory in the team event - with this fantastic performance:

WATCH: Smith bags a Bronze in pommel horse final

Louis Smith has won a Bronze medal in the final of the men's pommel horse event at the Commonwealth Games.

The Peterborough gymnast was back on the big stage again for the first time since announcing his retirement from the sport after the London 2012 Olympics...

And fans of the 25-year-old will be happy to hear that he plans to resurrect his career full-time, after proving to himself he was capable of medalling at such a big event having not trained until recently.

Watch Louis' fantastic performance - and see him receive his medal alongside Scotland's Daniel Keatings (Gold) and England teammate Max Whitlock (Silver) - here:

Body discovered at scene of factory fire

A body has been discovered at the scene of a factory fire in Nottinghamshire, police have revealed.

Police and firefighters made the discovery while examining the building in Lortas Road, Basford, after the blaze ripped through the building in the early hours of this morning.

A body has been found at the scene of the fire
A body has been found at the scene of the fire Credit: Twitter/@ClaireLEJohnson

The fire broke out at around 1.20am. It was under control by 7.30am, but left the building badly damaged.

Investigations are now underway to establish the identity of the body, as well as determine the cause of the fire.

Lortas Road remains closed between Nottingham Road and Westbury Road.

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