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Derby County unveil memorial to Dave Mackay

A memorial to Derby legend Dave Mackay was unveiled this evening Credit: ITV News Central

Derby County have unveiled a memorial to their former player and manager Dave Mackay at the iPro Stadium.

The Edinburgh-born midfielder died in March at the age of 80.

Most of the members of the Championship winning team from 1974/75 attended the unveiling.

This evening a dinner is being held to celebrate 40 years since the Rams won the league.

More: Sir Alex Ferguson leads tributes at funeral of Derby legend Dave Mackay

Derby County sign Jacob Butterfield from Huddersfield Town on 4-year deal

Jacob Butterfield during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Molineux, Wolverhampton. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/PA Images

Derby County have made Jacob Butterfield their eighth signing of the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old midfielder has joined the Rams from fellow Sky Bet Championship side Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The former England Under 21 international squad member, who was Huddersfield's Player of the Year for the 2014/15 campaign, has signed a four-year deal until the summer of 2019.

"I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring Jacob Butterfield to Derby County. “As I’ve stated publicly in the last few weeks, if we were going to add to our squad it would be a case of making a quality addition rather than bringing someone in just to make up the numbers. “In Jacob, we have a very talented player and an individual that is experienced at Championship level."

– Head Coach Paul Clement


Man arrested in connection with body found in Derbyshire

The man had suffered serious head injuries. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

In the early hours of yesterday morning officers were called to Wingfield Road where the body of a man was found.

The man has now been identified to be 20-year-old Halcyon Theuri of Oakerthorpe.

A 51 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and remains in police custody.

The investigation team are appealing to anyone that was in the area of the A615, Oakerthorpe to Alfreton road, between 3am and 4am this morning to contact them.

Also, if anyone has noticed any damage to a car that may have happened overnight they are asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 153 of August 31.


Mohammad Azharuddin biopic to film at Derby County Cricket Club

India captain Mohammad Azharuddin skies one Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Filming for the Bollywood biopic about the former Indian cricket captain, Mohammad Azharuddin is taking place at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

The film, directed by Tony D'Souza, will be a biopic about the life of Azharuddin, who enjoyed successful spells with Derbyshire in 1991 and 1994.

Bollywood star, Emraan Hashmi, a leading contemporary actor of Hindi cinema who has received three Filmfare Award nominations, has been cast in the lead role and he will be in the city along with 130 other cast members and crew for the four days of filming.

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