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Motorcyclist seriously injured in road crash

A man is being treated for serious multiple injuries Credit: ITV News Central

A man from Cromford in Derbyshire has been seriously injured in a road crash between Idridgehay and Cowers Lane near Belper.

The collision involved two vehicles at around 5.35pm last night at the junction of Old Lane and Wirksworth Road.

An air ambulance took the 21-year-old motorcyclist to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. He is being treated for serious multiple injuries. The other driver was not injured.

Sports Direct investors demand independent review of company practices

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The pressure on Mike Ashley to shake up corporate governance and address concerns over working practices at Sports Direct has been ramped up a notch.

The Investor Forum, consisting of influential investors holding assets worth more than £14 trillion pounds, has called for an independent review of how the business is run.

It comes amid growing shareholder unrest over the power wielded by Mr Ashley, who owns 55% of the group.

On Wednesday, Sports Direct announced that it will hold an open day for the public on the day of its AGM on September 7.


Mother pays tribute to her 'beloved daughter' killed in Australia

Mia Ayliffe-Chung Credit: Facebook/ Mia Ayliffe-Chung

The mother of Mia Ayliffe-Chung from Belper in Derbyshire who was stabbed to death in Australia has paid tribute to her 'beloved daughter'.

She describes the 21-year-old as a young woman with an 'adventurous spirit' and a sense of fun.

My beloved daughter Mia was an amazing young woman with an adventurous spirit. Not only was she kind and funny, she was clever, sassy with a sense of fun.

Mia was full of the kind of open-minded compassion for life that you don't see that often. It felt as though she was reminding us all of the beauty and possibilities we each have and that we should live life to the full.

She was always at one with herself, so whole. Above all else she had a strong sense of right and wrong, and would always look after those she considered in need.

She was an outstanding friend to many, an dearly loved by the children of our community. Her feisty nature and strong sense of justice made Mia a beloved friend to her peers and to all who knew her.

Mia was a rare person who saw beyond race creed and belief - she would always treat others with dignity, respect and kindness. Just seeing her outward appearance could not give you an inkling of how wonderful she was emotionally, socially and mentally.

As a peaceful person, Mia had a huge respect for everybody. She would not want to be the reason for any hostilities caused by any misrepresentation of events.

– Rosie Ayliffe, Mia's mother

Body of missing man believed to be found

The body of man has been found near New Mills in Derbyshire. Credit: PA

The body of man has been found near New Mills in Derbyshire. Although formal identification has yet to take place, police say the man is believed to be James Philp from Marple Bridge near Stockport.

The 48 year-old was reported missing on Monday (22nd August).

The death is not being treated as suspicious and police are preparing a report for HM Coroner. Specially trained officers are now supporting James’ family.

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