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Derby Cathedral looking for apprentice verger

The appointment will be the first of its kind in the county Credit: ITV News Central

Derby Cathedral is looking to take on an apprentice verger - the first appointment of its kind in the country.

Vergers help the clergy in conducting services and welcoming visitors, but also perform more functional duties such as looking after the church and its possessions.

The deadline for applications is 15th January Credit: ITV News Central

The Diocese is working with Derby College to find a young person suitable for the role. The successful candidate will get paid £151.60 a week and gain a Church of England Guild of Vergers diploma at the end of the one year apprenticeship.

The deadline for applications is 15th January.

Man stabbed in Derby

A man received two stab wounds at 3am today on St James Street in Derby.

A man received two stab wounds in an assault in Derby Credit: ITV News Central

The man who was stabbed has now been released from hospital but the police are yet to make arrests.

As inquiries continue, the police are urging anyone with information to contact the Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800555111.


Family: Greek authorities have ignored UK evidence

Matthew Cryer's family have spoken of their pain at Greek authorities' refusal to pursue a case against the four men who may have killed him.

Joanne Froud, Matthew's mother, spoke to ITV News at her home in Killamarsh, Derbyshire.

The family believe that the 17-year-old was attacked and killed outside a club in Zante in 2008.

A coroner here in the UK said Matthew suffered 20 injuries and that he had been unlawfully killed.


Teenager killed in Greece: Call for review into case

Matthew Cryer was 17 when he died on the island of Zante in 2008 Credit: Family handout

The family of a Derbyshire teenager who died while on holiday has submitted a formal appeal to the Greek authorities to reopen the case into his death.

Matthew Cryer was 17 when he died on the island of Zante in 2008. Earlier this year, his family was told that four men accused of killing him would face no further legal action.

Child protection experts offering training to licensees

Child protection experts will be out in Derby city centre this week speaking to taxi drivers, landlords and takeaways about spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation and other forms of abuse.

They will be offered training to help them recognise the indicators of abuse.

"'Say Something If You See Something Campaign" - set up by the Children's Society - is all about helping licensed premises to protect under 18s from sexual exploitation, trafficking and other forms of child abuse. By working in partnership with our teams staff in licensed premises will be prepared and trained to be alert to the early signs of CSE, Trafficking and other forms of abuse, so that if problems arise, we can work together to protect vulnerable children and their business. We want to make Derby a safe place for young people and look forward to working with licensee's to achieve that."

– Mandy MacDonald, Child Protection Manager and Strategic Lead for CSE in Derby city
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