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Mechanic sends Mercedes smashing through garage

The car smashed through the wall of the MOT centre Credit: SWNS

A mechanic has mistakenly crashed a Mercedes through the wall of a Derbyshire garage.

Dramatic pictures show the bonnet encased in the remnants of the brick wall at Cherry's MOT Centre in Chesterfield.

It's believed the mechanic pushed the accelerator pedal by accident, sending the silver car flying into the side of the building.

Alan Cherry, who owns the centre, told ITV Central he was busy running his business, and felt angry about exaggerated reports of the accident.

Cherry's MOT Centre in Derbyshire Credit: SWNS

"It was a pure accident. The mechanic was just doing his job.

"The press have blown it out of all proportion. I've read the car was worth £30,000 - it wasn't. It was 11 years old and it was worth £4,000 at most. It would've struggled to pass its MOT."

– Alan Cherry, owner of Cherry's MOT Centre

Pensioner dies after being hit by coach

The accident happened after a bus pulled out of Chesterfield coach station Credit: ITV News Central

A pensioner has died after being hit by a National Express coach in Derbyshire.

Police say it happened as the single decker bus pulled out of Chesterfield Coach Station onto Beetwell Street just before 1:30 pm.

A man who was crossing the road was hit and suffered fatal injuries. An investigation has begun.

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Tower of London poppy creators to receive honours

The creators of the spectacular sea of poppies that engulfed the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War will be honoured today.

The creators of the successful Tower of London poppy installation will receive their MBEs today. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Sculptor Paul Cummins, 37, and theatre designer Tom Piper, 50, will receive MBEs from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace in recognition of the immensely popular 'Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red'.

The artists previously met William, along with the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in August when the royals toured the powerful display of 888,246 ceramic poppies that progressively filled the moat at the Tower - one for each British or Colonial military death during the First World War.

Mr Cummins, from Chesterfield, receives his MBE for services to art and First World War commemorations. Mr Piper, from London, receives his for services to theatre and First World War commemorations.

Body found in search for missing Chesterfield man

Officers believe they may have found the body of missing man Alistair Gosney Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police searching for a missing Chesterfield man have found a body.

Alistair Gosney was reported missing from his home on Monday.

At 2:30pm yesterday, officers found a body in a field off Lower Alley in Calow. Mr Gosney's car was found nearby.

A formal identification has not yet been made.

26-year-old man missing in Chesterfield

Alistair Gosney has gone missing Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police are looking for a 26-year-old man who has gone missing from his home in Chesterfield.

Alistair Gosney was reported missing yesterday evening. He had last had contact with a friend just before midnight on Sunday.

He is thought to be driving a 53-registration, silver Saab 9-3 Vector.

Mr Gosney is white, 5ft 10in tall, with a slim to medium build, short blond hair and green eyes. He is thought to be wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey hooded top and white trainers.

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Moped rider dies after crash

A moped rider has died from her injuries after a crash with a van earlier this week.

Nicola Sanderson, 40, from Hollingwood near Chesterfield, crashed with a Ford Transit van at the junction of Tom Lane and Staveley Road, Duckmanton on Monday afternoon.

She was taken to Sheffield General Hospital, but died yesterday.

Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

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102-year-old completes Ice Bucket Challenge

The challenge taking the internet by storm has provoked celebrities, politicians and even our very own Duncan Wood and Jon Mitchell, to throw ice cold water around themselves.

The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease research.

A 102-year-old from Chesterfield has shown anyone can get involved, and could be one of the oldest contributors to the charity challenge. The clip has now been shared more than 4,000 times on Facebook.

Click below to watch Jack Reynolds' challenge:

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