Phil Taylor, the former drummer with British rock band Motorhead who was from Chesterfield, has died.
The 61-year-old played with the heavy metal group from 1975 to 1984 and 1987 to 1992 alongside frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke.
"My dear friend and brother passed away."
"He had been ill for sometime but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes. I have known Phil since he was 21 and he was one hell of a character."
"Fortunately we made some fantastic music together and I have many many fond memories of our time together. Rest in Peace, Phil!"
Grammy-award winners Motorhead are perhaps best known for their single Ace Of Spades.
Taylor played on all of the group's major albums, including Overkill, Bomber, Ace Of Spades, and live recording No Sleep 'til Hammersmith.
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Runners will be pounding the streets of Chesterfield today as they take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire marathon. There will also be a half marathon, fun run and a relay race, where four competitors take a share of the course.
The event will once again be in support of children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer, along with other local charities and good causes.
There is disruption on the trains between Derby and Sheffield because of a broken down train at Chesterfield.
Trains are unable to run from Chesterfield to Derby, and some services may be diverted. There is no estimate for when a normal service will resume
Around 50 people marched through Chesterfield today in protest at more planned cuts in government spending.
They are concerned that the cutbacks could hit the most vulnerable in society.
Chris Kiddey reports.
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Chesterfield and Preston have both been charged by the Football Association for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
The charge relates to the Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg between the two clubs at the Proact Stadium last week.
A testy beginning to the match finally boiled over in the 28th minute when Chesterfield winger Gary Roberts and Preston forward Paul Gallagher tangled.
Roberts appeared to grab his opponent by the throat as both players attempted to get up from the ground and a melee ensued involving men from both sides.
In addition, Preston assistant manager Glynn Snodin has been charged with misconduct.
Chesterfield have appointed Dean Saunders as their new manager.
He takes over from Paul Cook, who left for Portsmouth on Tuesday, and has been given a two-year contract.
It is a great opportunity as this is a club on the rise, run by good people, and I am inheriting a very good team from Paul Cook.
Taking over now gives me a full pre-season to make a fresh start, put my plans in place and work with the squad, which is a great position to be in.
The profile of the club has been raised in the last few years and there has been an impressive increase in attendances so it is an exciting prospect and I can’t wait to get started.
When chairman Dave Allen and I met Dean, it was clear that he shared our vision for the future of the club. He has infectious enthusiasm for the job and he is in the enviable position of joining a club with solid foundations.
Dean Saunders is set to be appointed as the new manger of Chesterfield, ITV News understands.
The former Bradford City and Sheffield United striker will replace Paul Cook, who was released from his contract by Spireites on Tuesday to take over at Portsmouth.
Cook guided Chesterfield to the League One play-offs, where they lost to Preston.
The club have called a news conference for midday to announce Saunders' appointment.
Chesterfield are set to unveil their new manager today after Paul Cook left the club to join Portsmouth yesterday.
The Spireites' new boss will be unveiled at a press conference this afternoon.