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Derby wins major flood protection funding

Horses being rescued from fields near Derby after the river Derwent burst its banks in 2007 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Derby council has secured a major investment in the city's flood defences.

Large areas of Chester Green, Darley Abbey Village and the Strutts Park area will benefit from the plans.

Up to £17.1m has been awarded as Flood Defence Grant in Aid, and a further £13m is available from the Growth Fund

The scheme is expected to protect residents and businesses from flooding, and to encourage investment in brownfield sites which are currently at a high risk of flooding.

When the project is completed, it will protect 1,450 residential and 800 commercial properties from water damage and will improve the river for local wildlife.

VIDEO: Waterfall blown upwards by high winds

A video has emerged on youtube which shows a Derbyshire waterfall, called Kinder Downfall, blowing upwards as high winds from ex-Hurricane Gonzalo hit.

Storm-force winds battered the Peak District today as remnants of the hurricane moved across the UK.

Rod Kirkpatrick, who shared the video on YouTube, said the River Kinder was "stopped in its tracks" where it usually cascades 80 feet (24 metres) down the waterfall.

The storm-force winds ensured Kinder Downfall did not live up to its name Credit: Rod Kirkpatrick

This was not the first time Kinder Downfall has defied gravity, but was one of the most spectacular examples of this phenomenon.

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Organisers estimate football match has raised more than £4,000

Organisers of the memorial football match, played in honour of murdered medical students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, estimate that more than four thousand pounds has been raised.

Today, Belper United took on Newcastle Medics FC to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, a cause close to Neil Dalton's heart.

Friends of murdered medical students unite for football match

Friends of Neil Dalton from Derbyshire and Aidan Brunger from Kent, have come together today to play a memorial football match in their honour.

Neil and Aidan were both stabbed in Borneo in August whilst on a medical placement.

Today, Belper United took on Newcastle Medics FC to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, a cause close to Neil Dalton's heart.

Memorial match for medics murdered in Malaysia

Neil Dalton from Belper (Left), and Aidan Brunger from Kent (Right), were both stabbed after an argument in a bar in Borneo Credit: ITV News Central

Friends of murdered student Neil Dalton from Derbyshire are playing a fundraiser football match against a team of medical students from Newcastle this afternoon.

Neil, who was 22 and from Ambergate, and fellow Newcastle University student Aidan Brunger, were killed on the street in the town of Kuching in Borneo on August 6, after a night out during their six-week hospital placement in the country.

Today's match is taking place at Belper Town Football Club at 3.30pm.

The money raised at the match will go towards the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity close to Neil's heart because he was on the stem cell register.

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Heartbroken dog needs a home after owner's death

Bruno, whose owner recently died Credit: Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre

An animal centre in Derby is appealing for a lovely new home for a heartbroken resident called Bruno.

The 12-year-old Staffy arrived at the Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre when his owner passed away.

Staff at the rehoming centre say Bruno is very attached to people and has plenty of energy for an older dog. Ideally, he would suit owners who will be able to spend most of the day with him and take him out for walks.

The animal centre would love to hear from pet lovers who think they fit the bill and recommend a visit to meet the loveable pooch in person.

Bruno spontaneously shows his affection for staff at the dog's home Credit: Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre

"Bruno doesn't understand that his owner has died, so he's very stressed. "Kennels are no place for older dogs and what Bruno really deserves is a home where he can live out the rest of his days in comfort and happiness".

– Leanne Manchester from Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre

Residents move into new Derby housing project

Residents have moved into the first phase of the largest community-led housing development in the UK Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The first phase of the UK's largest community-led housing development has been officially opened in Derby.

Ninety-five homes are being built on land which used to be occupied by Rolls Royce.

The project has been led by the Osmaston Community Association, which worked in partnership with Derby City Council and Derby Homes to establish the site.

Dowager Duchess of Devonshire dies at 94

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire celebrating their golden wedding at Chatsworth House. Credit: Steve Etherington/EMPICS Sport

The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire - and the last of the famous Mitford sisters - has died at the age of 94.

She and her aristocratic sisters achieved fame and notoriety for their writing careers, love lives and controversial political opinions.

In 1941, Deborah Mitford married Lord Andrew Cavendish and the pair became the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire a decade later, after the deaths of Lord Cavendish's father and older brother.

They lived at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, and the title passed to the couple's son after the Duke's death in 2004.

The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire died peacefully this morning.

Deborah Mitford as a young woman Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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