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Traffic lights a turn off in Derby

The lights will soon be out at the Kingsway retail park in Derby Credit: ITV News

A set of traffic lights intended to manage traffic at a Derby retail park are due to be switched off less than two weeks after first being put to use.

The Council took the decision to revert to a traditional give way operation at the Kingsway retail park following a number of complaints by road users about accessing and exiting the site.

A council spokesman said:

"The new traffic lights have proved to be problematic, therefore I have decided that the traffic lights should be switched off. I have ordered a thorough review and we will not switch the lights back on until we have a robust plan and are confident the same problems will not arise."

– Cllr Asaf Afzal, Cabinet Member for highways

The lights which include a pedestrian crossing are expected to be switched off later this week.

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Blue water warning for Severn Trent customers

Credit: Severn Trent

Severn Trent customers have been asked to look out for an illegal fitting on their toilets that could lead to their water turning bright blue.

The inlet valve that, when combined with a blue toilet block, can result in the blue toilet water being siphoned back to the kitchen tap after a loss of supply.

An example of the fitting Credit: Severn Trent

Essentially, the incorrectly installed valves are submerged in water in toilet cisterns and won’t cause a problem unless there happens to be a loss of supply.

Once that happens, the valve effectively ‘sucks’ the water all the way back to the kitchen tap and our customers end up with bright blue water that, for obvious reasons, they shouldn’t drink.

– Dan Littlewood, Water Fittings Technician
Credit: Severn Trent

The company is urging people to make sure their toilets are installed correctly in line with the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme.

Weekend Picks: Truck Racing Championship

British Truck Racing Championship: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th July (Donington Park, Derby)

Racing trucks can hit 100mph quicker than some sports cars Credit: Donington Park

The trucks may look like the slow and steady HGVs along the motorways, but these racing versions can hit 100mph quicker than a sports car.

There’ll be 10 monster contests for the heavyweight Truck Racing Championship in Donington Park this weekend.

Donington will be opening up the start grid during the lunch breaks on both days, allowing fans to get right up close to the trucks, meet the drivers and take in the atmospheric surroundings.

Organisers say the event is the country’s biggest racing championship, featuring five-tonne racing leviathans boasting 1,000 horsepower and 12-litre engines.

For opening times and more information visit: www.donington-park.co.uk

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Appeal to find missing man in Derby

Concerns are growing for a man who has been missing for three days.

26-year-old Martin MacKay was last seen in the Kingsway area of Derby at 11am on Monday, July 18.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall with blonde receding hair. He was last seen wearing a black rain coat, black and white striped Newcastle United t-shirt and black jogging bottoms with red stripes down the leg.

Anyone with information on Mr MacKay’s whereabouts is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101.

Tom Webb murder: Mother says 'he was my rock and I feel so utterly lost without him'

16-year-old Haris Mohammed from Allenton was today found guilty of the murder of Tom Webb. He was stabbed on St Peter's Street in Derby on 19 January.

Speaking outside the court, Tom Webb's mother has described her son as her 'rock' and said she feels 'so utterly lost without him'.

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