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Police concerned for missing Derbyshire man

Trevor Needham went missing yesterday Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police in Derbyshire are becoming concerned for the safety of man missing from his home in Codnor since yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 22 April).

Trevor Needham left his home at 3pm to visit the dentist in Ripley at 4pm, but he did not return home afterwards.

The 64-year-old is described as 6 feet tall, of medium build, with short brown, greying hair. He is thought to have been wearing a red ski jacket, khaki trousers and glasses.

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School Principal masterminds plan to get on stage with Gary Barlow

A school principal from Derbyshire has managed to fulfil a lifelong dream to meet Gary Barlow.

Angela O'Brien who is principal at Wyndham Primary Academy in Alvaston masterminded a plan to appear on stage with Gary Barlow at his show is Sheffield.

She made a banner, booked two front row seats and even tweeted Gary Barlow in advance with #anythingispossible.

The idea was to show her pupils that you can achieve your dreams.

Police believe truck driven into house as part of 'ongoing dispute'

Police say the truck was deliberately driven into a house in the Spondon area Credit: ITV News Central

Police say they believe a truck was 'deliberately' driven into a house in Derby as part of 'an ongoing localised dispute'.

A van was stolen from a waste management company in Staffordshire and driven into the property on Nottingham Road at around 4:50am.

No-one was inside the house at the time Credit: ITV News Central

Two men were seen leaving the scene in a white van.

No-one was inside the house at the time and no-one was injured.

Truck 'deliberately' driven into Derby home was stolen

Police have said a truck which was 'deliberately' driven into a home in Derby was stolen.

The van was taken from a waste management company in Staffordshire and driven into a property on Nottingham Road at around 4:50am this morning.

Two men were seen getting out of the flat-bed truck and leaving the scene in a white van.

No-one was injured but the house has suffered 'significant structural damage'.

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Skype and IM your GP in new plans

GPs in the Midlands will trial new ways to improve access of care including Skype and Instant Messaging
GPs in the Midlands will trial new ways to improve access of care including Skype and Instant Messaging Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Midlands will benefit from over £6 million to improve access to care in new plans outlined by David Cameron.

A £50 million pound access fund across the UK means people will be able to see their GP outside working hours and have the option to Skype, e-mail and instant message for consultations.

Two primary care centres will be developed in Birmingham which will trial the extended opening hours from 8am - 8pm seven days a week offering an extra 540 appointments each week.

While GPs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire will trial similar initiatives including telecare to help people manage their conditions at home.

Karen Helliwell, Director of Commissioning, NHS England Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country, said:

Improving access to GPs is imperative to prevent health problems storing up and to avoid pressure on our hospitals. I look forward to seeing the results of this exciting scheme and how it transforms healthcare in Birmingham.

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Sir Dave Brailsford leaves British Cycling director role

A statement from British Cycling on Sir Dave Brailsford is expected later today.
A statement from British Cycling on Sir Dave Brailsford is expected later today. Credit: PA

Sir Dave Brailsford has left his role as British Cycling performance director, Press Association Sport understands.

Brailsford has led Britain's cyclists to an unprecedented period of success, with eight gold medals at the Beijing and London Olympics and has arguably been more influential than any other person in turning cycling into a mainstream sport in this country.

The 50-year-old from Derbyshire also established Team Sky, winning the Tour de France through Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and Chris Froome in 2013.

Now Brailsford has decided to concentrate on his role as Team Sky principal, leaving British Cycling looking for a new figurehead in the lead up to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in two years' time.

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Toyota recall: How to find out if your car is affected

Toyota has recalled a total of 35,124 UK vehicles manufactured between 2004 and 2010 over potential faults.

The company is offering "prompt inspection and repair" to potentially affected owners at no extra charge.

Toyota customers can find out whether their car is likely to be affected by using the registration search function on toyota.co.uk - where owners can also discover more details about the recall process.

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