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Video: Lorry driver reunited with paramedic who saved him

A man who was seriously injured in a road crash has been re-united with the paramedic who saved his life.

Nick Andrews from Derbyshire was driving his lorry on the M6 when another vehicle came through the central reservation and collided with him head-on. Nick had begun to lose consciousness when off-duty paramedic Kelly Topliss came to his rescue.

Watch Phil Brewster's report below.


Appeal for missing 36-year-old from Derbyshire

Derbyshire Police have appealed for information on 36-year-old Lavislav Horvath who is missing from his home in Hartington Street in Derby since Sunday morning.

Lavislav Horvath was last seen at 11am on Sunday in Derby. Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

He was last seen at 11am on Sunday but has only just been reported missing.

He is 36 years old but is vulnerable. He is 5' 6" tall, with receding hair. His front teeth are missing and he walks with a limp. He was wearing a grey hoody and black jogging bottoms.

If you've seen him or know where he is please ring 101.

Weekend Picks: Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls: : 22nd November (The Silk Mill, Derby)

Festive cookery demonstrations to inspire Christmas recipe ideas Credit: Photo credit: Fabulous Places

The Silk Mill in Derby are hosting a new Christmas event this weekend to spread festive inspiration, shopping and demonstrations. Working with Birds In The Attic and Fabulous, a group of local experts will team up to bring visitors festive demonstrations in floral and table decor, giving visitors the chance to make their own winter door wreath as well as cookery demonstrations to inspire Christmas recipe ideas. There’ll be a range of stallholders at the event selling chocolate, jewellery, flowers and plants, mulled wine, personalised items, cards and stationery.

Deck The Halls is a new and truly unique event bursting with festive inspiration, shopping, demonstrations and tea room all in a stunning Silk Mill in Derby.”

– Deb Kendall, Fabulous Places

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Former Motorhead drummer Phil Taylor dies

Phil Taylor (second from right) has died aged 61 Credit: PA

Phil Taylor, the former drummer with British rock band Motorhead who was from Chesterfield, has died.

The 61-year-old played with the heavy metal group from 1975 to 1984 and 1987 to 1992 alongside frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke.

"My dear friend and brother passed away."

"He had been ill for sometime but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes. I have known Phil since he was 21 and he was one hell of a character."

"Fortunately we made some fantastic music together and I have many many fond memories of our time together. Rest in Peace, Phil!"

– Eddie Clarke, Motorhead guitarist

Grammy-award winners Motorhead are perhaps best known for their single Ace Of Spades.

Taylor played on all of the group's major albums, including Overkill, Bomber, Ace Of Spades, and live recording No Sleep 'til Hammersmith.

NUT: Nine-lesson-day not good for learning

The National Union of Teachers says the new nine-lesson-day implemented at Alfreton Grange College in Derbyshire is not good for the learning capabilities of students.

This year, the school increased the working day from five one-hour lessons, to nine 45-minute lessons.

Teachers on the picket line at Alfreton Grange this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Today, teachers who are members of the NUT took to the picket line for the fifth time, with 11 more strike days arranged in the coming weeks.

The NUT President, Philipa Harvey, says teachers want to look at different structures to the day at Alfreton Grange.

The school says the changes have been made to improve the curriculum, teaching standards and student achievement. Read the statement in full here.

Two killed after car hits tree near Buxton

Two men died in the accident Credit: ITV News Central

Two men have died after their car crashed into a tree in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision which took place on the A515 near Buxton.

The dark blue Land Rover Discovery, travelling towards Buxton, left the road at Sterndale Moor and collided with a tree.

The two male occupants of the vehicle, aged 27 and 32, received fatal injuries.

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