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Rolls Royce boss defends 'hardworking' workforce

Rolls Royce bosses have defended their workforce despite this year's record losses, saying that people across the business 'work very hard'.

Chief Executive Warren East admitted that the company had faced well-publicised 'operational challenges', but insisted that there had been 'sustained improvement' too.

Policemen among eight held in drugs raids

Two serving police officers have been arrested in drugs raids Credit: PA Wire

Two serving police officers have been arrested over an alleged conspiracy to steal and supply drugs.

West Midlands Police's counter-corruption unit detained the male constables, aged 47 and 35, in raids on Tuesday morning.

The officers, who are based at Perry Barr, were arrested at their homes in connection with conspiracy to steal and supply drugs and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

A 42-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman from Derby and a 28-year-old man from Alum Rock were also arrested with conspiracy to steal and supply drugs and conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.

A 42-year-old man from Washwood Heath, a 27-year-old man from Alum Rock and a 25-year-old man from Aston have also been arrested as part of the investigation.

All those arrested are being questioned by police.




Traffic is queueing on the M1 Southbound due to a spillage.

It's between J25 A52 Brian Clough Way (Nottingham / Derby) and J24A A50 (Derby/Stoke/East Midlands Airport).

Derby to host first fixture of Women's Cricket World Cup

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It's been revealed that Derby will host the opening game of this summer's Women's Cricket World Cup.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club will host eight matches in total, including one semi final. The first fixture will take place on the first day of the tournament on the 24th June.

Here are the fixtures in Derby:

  • Saturday 24 June
  • Wednesday 28 June
  • Sunday 2 July
  • Wednesday 5 July
  • Sunday 9 July
  • Wednesday 12 July
  • Saturday 15 July
  • Thursday 20 July (semi-final)

In total, the Club will host eight games with a number of them televised, which will give us the opportunity to showcase the city and wider county to a global audience.

A huge amount of work went into our bid which focused on why Derby is ideally placed to take its spot on the global sporting stage. We’re very grateful for the support we have received from local cricket clubs and to the businesses who backed our bid.

– Derbyshire Chief Executive, Simon Storey
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