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Spectacular star trail photograph taken in Leicestershire

Star trail in Leicestershire Credit: Mark Humpage

We've received an amazing photograph taken by ITV News Central viewer Mark Humpage at Lutterworth in Leicestershire. It was taken over 1500 exposures combined for a 7 hour star trail from the clear sky weekend.

Winter is good for these photos which show the effect of Earths rotation, as seen through the stars.

– Mark Humpage

This is how Mark did it! Click here

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William Roache: 'Saying goodbye was something I wanted to do'

Coronation Street actor William Roache has spoken at the loss of losing his on screen wife, Anne Kirkbride who played Deirdre Barlow in the soap for 44 years.

He told Granada Reports all the actors wanted to carry on filming today but the cast just couldn't do it. "She was such a vibrant presence", he said, "she was always loving and happy, there was never a laugh very far away."

Derbyshire's Bill Roache: 'The street has lost one of its iconic characters'

William Roache from Derbyshire, who played Anne Kirkbride's on-screen husband Ken Barlow, has said the soap has lost one of its iconic characters.

The actress, best known for playing Deirdre in Coronation Street for 44 years, has died aged 60 following a short illness.

William Roache played Kirkbride's onscreen husband Ken Barlow. Credit: PA

I feel Anne’s loss so personally having worked closely with her for over 40 years. She was such a loving and vibrant person. You always knew she was there because her laugh was never far away.

– William Roache statement

She was an impeccable performer with superb comedy timing and an immense gift for really heightened drama. We had some rows over the years as Ken and Deirdre and it was wonderful to play those scenes opposite her. Anne will be greatly missed.”

– William Roache statement

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Man bailed after East Midlands derby pitch invasion

A 23-year-old man who was arrested at the iPro Stadium yesterday, after the match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest, has been bailed.

He was arrested on suspicion of pitch invasion after allegedly running onto the pitch at the final whistle from the south stand and approaching the Nottingham Forest players.

Derbyshire Police and Derby County are carrying out a joint investigation.

Derby Spectrum bus ticket gets a smart up-grade!

The up-grade is hoping to give passengers a more user-friendly service. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Images

The Spectrum bus ticket is up-grading to an electronic single card version today, as part of a three month trial in Derby.

The Council and bus operators are hoping that the all-day bus travel ticket will be an easier way for the public to travel on local buses in the City.

The new card is free of charge and can be topped up at the information office or on participating bus operators.

The card is the same value as previous paper versions with an adult costing £5.50 and a child costing £3.50 but it will allow unlimited day travel within the area.

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