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Burton Albion confirm Rowett has left for Birmingham

Gary Rowett has left Burton for Birmingham Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Burton Albion has confirmed that manager Gary Rowett has left his post at the club to take up the vacant manager's job at Birmingham City,

The club also confirmed three of Rowett's coaching staff have also left.

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Farmers break world record for Scarecrow gathering

Staff at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton-upon-Trent have broken the Guinness World Record for the largest number of scarecrows gathered in one place.

Scarecrow number 3,312 was lifted in to position today, breaking the previous record which was held in the USA.

Throughout the summer visitors to the farm have had chance to take part in the record attempt by bringing in a ready-made scarecrow or making one on site.

Farmer Tom Robinson hopes to hit 4,000 by the time the collection closes at the end of next week.

Scarecrow World Record smashed in Staffordshire

Scarecrow 3,312 was lifted in to place. Credit: ITV News Central

The world record for the largest display of scarecrows has been broken by a farm in Burton-upon-Trent.

Earlier today scarecrow number 3,312 was lifted into position at the National Forest Adventure Farm.

The farm's visitors will have topped the current Guinness World Record of 3,311 held in Cincinnati, USA.

Thousands of scarecrows on display at Burton-upon-Trent farm Credit: ITV News Central
Scary scarecrows among the thousands of record breaking scarecrows on display. Credit: ITV News Central
National Forest Adventure Farm vow to continue collecting scarecrows. Credit: ITV News Central

Pictures: The scene where a nine-year-old drowned

Tributes have been left for the nine-year-old. Credit: ITV News Central

Pictures of the scene where a nine-year-old boy drowned last night after getting into difficulties in the River Dove on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border.

Emergency Services were called to the Weir in Hatton, just after 18:00 last night.

The boy got into difficulty in the River Dove. Credit: ITV News Central

He was pulled out by the Fire and Rescue Services and taken to hospital in Burton-on-Trent where he was confirmed dead.

Staffordshire Police say an investigation is under way and formal identification is expected in the next few days. It is not being treated as suspicious.

Emergency services were called to the Weir last night. Credit: ITV News Central

His family and friends are being supported by specially trained officers.

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Nine-year-old boy drowned near Burton-on-Trent

A nine-year-old boy has drowned after getting into difficulties on the River Dove on the Derbyshire / Staffordshire border.

Emergency Services were called to the Weir in Hatton, just after 18:00 last night.

There are reports that several children were playing together when the nine-year-old got caught up in a sinkhole. Staffordshire Police were not able to confirm this to ITV News Central today.

He was rescued by the Fire and Rescue Services and taken to hospital in Burton-on-Trent where he was confirmed dead.

An investigation has now begun to find out exactly what happened. Formal identification is expected to take place in the next few days. It is not being treated as suspicious.

His family and friends are being supported by specially trained officers.

Barcelona stars arrive in Midlands for training camp

Barcelona players, including Messi, Neymar and Iniesta celebrating a goal Credit: Joan Valls/CORDON/Press Association Images

Some of the world's best footballers have arrived in the Midlands for a pre-season training camp.

Barcelona will use facilities at St. George's Park in Burton-on-Trent until Saturday.

St. George's Park - the home of Barcelona for the next few days Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Andres Iniesta is likely to be in action as they prepare for the season ahead.

It is one of the first times the team have got together under their new coach Luis Enrique.

The new man in charge of Barcelona, Luis Enrique Credit: Joan Valls/CORDON/Press Association Images

The team will be speaking to the media at a press conference later today.

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