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Nottingham Forest appoint new manager

Nottingham Forest have appointed former player Dougie Freedman as their new manager with immediate effect. It follows Stuart Pearce being relieved of the role earlier today.

Freedman played for the Reds between 1998-2000, and has also had managerial spells at Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.

Dougie Freedman as Bolton Wanderers manager last month Credit: Tom Yates/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Stuart Pearce leaves Nottingham Forest

Stuart Pearce is considering the offer of an alternative role at the club Credit: PA

Stuart Pearce has left his role as Nottingham Forest manager, the club have confirmed.

In a statement, the club said: "After long discussions between owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi and manager Stuart Pearce, the club has decided that Stuart will be relieved of his role as manager with immediate effect.

"Mr Al Hasawi has offered Stuart an alternative role at the club, which he is currently considering.

"The club will be making no further comment at this time."

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Water supply back as clean-up from burst pipe begins

Some homes and businesses were flooded in Leicester this morning after a 20 inch water pipe burst, causing gallons of water to spill out onto the road and nearby properties.

Severn Trent Water have spent the day dealing with a burst water mains pipe Credit: ITV News Central

Almost 15,000 homes were without water this morning while Severn Trent Water fixed the problem.

One business in particular has been left with a lot to clean up. Mark Gough reports.

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