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All clear given for former fly infested waste site

People in the New zealand area had to put up with thousands of flies months Credit: ITV News Central

A Derby waste site that was the source of fly problems in the city has now been cleared and enforcement notices have been met.

At its peak, the fly infestation caused by excessive waste on site in the New Zealand area, exceeded permit requirements, caused misery to local residents and even forced the closure of some shops.

As the owners have now met our requirements the enforcement order no longer stands and as they have planning permission to use the site as a waste facility, they will be allowed to continue to operate as long as they meet the conditions of our permit.”

– Mark Haslam, the East Midlands Environment Manager at the Environment Agency

Former councillor given two month sentence for providing false address

Derby City Council Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Archive/Press Association Images

A former city councillor has been jailed for two months after pleading guilty to providing a false address to an elections officer.

Richard Smalley was elected to Derby City Council in May for the Allestree ward and became deputy leader of the Conservative group on the Labour-run authority.

The 49-year-old resigned his seat only 10 days after the election - triggering

a by-election expected to cost between £15,000 and £30,000 after becoming aware of rumours on Facebook he had been "rumbled".

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Derby defender set for lengthy lay off with knee injury

Craig Forsyth has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. Credit: PA Images

Derby have been dealt an injury blow after the news that the defender Craig Forsyth has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The 27-year-old suffered the injury during a goalless draw with Aston Villa on Saturday and it's believed he will be out for a lengthy absence.

It's the Scotland international's second knee injury in the space of 10 months and the same injury which forced him to miss a large part of last season.

He is a tremendous character and a popular member of the squad. We're certainly not putting a timeframe on when he will be back, but what is of paramount importance is that he returns once again to be an important member of our squad.

It's a blow from a team perspective as well but right now all we're concerned about is Craig and his well-being.

– Derby boss Nigel Pearson
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Derby defender set for lengthy lay off with knee injury

Forsyth suffered the injury in Saturday's draw against Aston Villa. Credit: Reuters

Derby have been dealt an injury blow with the news that defender Craig Forsyth has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is set for another lengthy absence.

Forsyth, 27, suffered the injury during the goalless draw with Aston Villa at the iPro Stadium on Saturday and it is the Scotland international's second serious knee injury in the space of 10 months.

It is the same injury which forced him to miss a large part of last season and the left-back only made his first competitive appearance since November in this month's EFL Cup first-round victory over Grimsby.

Derby boss Nigel Pearson told the club's official website:

This is incredibly unfortunate and disappointing news for Craig. He worked incredibly hard to get back to fitness for the start of pre-season training and had done well in the early-season games. He will have all the support and encouragement that he needs from everyone at the club during his rehabilitation work.

He is a tremendous character and a popular member of the squad. We're certainly not putting a timeframe on when he will be back, but what is of paramount importance is that he returns once again to be an important member of our squad.

It's a blow from a team perspective as well but right now all we're concerned about is Craig and his well-being.

– Derby boss Nigel Pearson

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Derby sign Manchester United striker on loan

James Wilson Credit: Martin Rickett / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Derby County have signed Manchester United and England Under 21 striker James Wilson on loan.

The Staffordshire-born striker will join Nigel Pearson’s squad in Derby for a season-long loan. He's made 20 first-team appearance for Manchester United, scoring four goals.

"We’re delighted to have agreed to bring James Wilson on a season-long loan. I hope that this loan deal will prove to be mutually beneficial for all parties and I would like to place on record our thanks to Manchester United for allowing James to join us. He is an energetic player who will add to our existing attacking options.”

– Manager Nigel Pearson

Midlands players says first ever Olympics Gold will have huge impact on hockey

Athletes from the Midlands have helped Great Britain's hockey team to their first ever Olympic Gold medal after beating the Netherlands in Rio.

Keith Wilkinson has been speaking to players in Birmingham and Beeston where some of the team trained. They say the impact on the sport will be huge:

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