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A man has had his conviction for shouting racist abuse at a Derby County football match overturned.

Adam Smith, 35, of Merrill Way, Allenton, had denied abusing Derby's Nathan Tyson and Birmingham City striker Marlon King last year.

He was found guilty by Derby magistrates in February and given a three year football banning order.

At Derby Crown Court the conviction was quashed and the ban lifted.

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    City parks get green award 12:27:

    Three Derby parks have retained their Green Flag status.

    Derby Arboretum

    Alvaston Park, Derby Arboretum (pictured) and Chaddesden Park were among 1,476 recognised nationally by Keep Britain Tidy.

    CCTV clue over missing woman 12:15:

    Police looking for a woman who has been missing for nearly a week want to speak to a person who may have asked her for directions on the day she vanished.

    CCTV still

    CCTV footage appears to show Gloris Smith, from Nottinghamshire, speaking to the woman in Derby's Cornmarket on Wednesday evening.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

    Music festival death 12:05: Derbyshire Times
    News on the hour 11:56: Kelly Smith Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    My 12:00 bulletin has details of the three separate charges a 55-year-old man is facing after 200 people were evacuated from a residential street in south Derbyshire at the weekend. Listen live.

    Cordon in Newhall
    Eid celebrations 11:51:

    Muslims in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire will be celebrating Eid today and tomorrow.

    The festival marks the end of a month of fasting and Shabana, from Derby's Ikhlas community radio station, said the tradition was for the fast to be broken with something sweet before a big family meal, along the same lines as Christmas dinner.

    Paraglider injured 11:40:

    Edale Mountain Rescue Team worked with paramedics to find and treat a paraglider who broke his ankle near Bradwell on Saturday afternoon.

    The injured pilot was treated at the scene and then transferred to hospital.

    Female Team Sky considered 11:28:

    Sir Dave Brailsford is considering setting up a female Team Sky to help support "greater parity" between men's and women's cycling.

    Sir Dave Brailsford

    The British professional cycling team boss, from Ilkeston, said the idea was something he had been "talking about a lot".

    Alvaston car fire 11:16:

    Firefighters have donned breathing apparatus and are using jets to put out a car fire on Bridlegate Lane near Alvaston. Police are also at the scene.

    Showing off your pictures 11:07: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Our new Facebook cover photo was taken by Dan Reid in Long Eaton.

    Facebook cover photo

    Nominate one of your own pictures to be our next cover image by emailing it to

    Latest headlines 10:55: Kelly Smith BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    My 11:00 bulletin looks ahead to a court appearance for a man charged with drugs and explosive offences following a mass evacuation of a street in Newhall on Saturday. Listen live.

    Commonwealth hopes 10:48: Owen Bradley BBC Radio Derby Sport

    As well as Adam Peaty, we have three other Derbyshire and East Staffordshire athletes going for gold at the Commonwealth Games today.

    Liam Pitchford

    In table tennis, Chesterfield's Liam Pitchford (pictured) will compete in the men's team event final against Singapore, while Duffield squash players Laura Massaro and Nick Matthew are in action in the men's and women's finals.

    Car fire 10:36:

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service says it is responding to numerous reports of a car on fire on Bridlegate Lane, near Alvaston.

    Explosion aftermath 10:33: Rob Watts Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Here's the aftermath of the controlled explosions carried out on Belvoir Crescent in Newhall at the weekend.

    Belvoir Crescent

    A 55-year-old man will appear before magistrates later, charged with explosives and drug offences.

    On air 10:21: Sally Pepper Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    To mark the Commonwealth Games, reporter Rob Watts has been trying out various sports. On my show today you can hear how he got on when he tried out gymnastics. Listen live.

    Top job for Burton brewer 10:12: Burton Mail

    A veteran of the brewing industry whose career was forged in Burton has been named as the top boss of a global beer giant.

    News on the hour 09:59: Kelly Smith Newsreader

    Tune in to my 10:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Derby, which will start with the latest on a man being charged following the evacuation of 200 people from their homes in Newhall on Saturday night.

    Peaty going for second gold 09:51:

    This evening Adam Peaty will try for his second gold of the Commonwealth Games, in the 50m breaststroke.

    The Derby swimmer set a new British record in qualifying for the final, which is scheduled for 20:50.

    Arson arrest after leisure centre blaze 09:36: BBC Radio Derby

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a Derbyshire leisure centre on Saturday night.

    Ashbourne Leisure Centre fire scene

    The pool at Ashbourne Leisure Centre will be closed for the foreseeable future following the blaze, although the rest of the centre remains open.

    Feedback 09:22: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We write all the updates here in Derby and would like your feedback about this service.

    Newhall residents back home 09:13:

    BBC News Online has the full story of a man being charged with drugs and explosive offences after 200 people were evacuated from their homes in Newhall on Saturday.

    Police carried out a series of controlled explosions at the flat before residents were allowed to return on Sunday afternoon.

    Peaty's gold 'inspiring' 09:04: BBC Radio Derby

    Adam Peaty's fellow Derby City Swimming club members have called his gold medal at the Commonwealth Games "immensely inspiring".

    Adam Peaty

    The 19-year-old broke both the British and Commonwealth record in the 100m breaststroke final on Saturday night.

    News on the hour 08:55: Kelly Smith Newsreader

    I'm reading this morning's bulletins on BBC Radio Derby.

    At 09:00 I'll have details of a 55-year-old man being charged over the discovery of potentially volatile material at a flat in south Derbyshire.

    A new way of broadcasting 08:49:

    Ian Skye is the star in the first instalment of a new video trilogy celebrating BBC Radio Derby broadcasting on DAB Digital Radio for the first time.

    Ian Skye interviewing sheep

    The short clip sees him adopting a new approach to presenting. Watch it on our Facebook page.

    Cricket: Double joy for Derbyshire 08:38:

    Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen had a weekend to remember, hitting two centuries in 24 hours to help his side make a dream start to their One-Day Cup campaign.

    Wayne Madsen

    A 136-run victory over Hampshire on Saturday was followed by a seven-wicket win at Leicestershire on Sunday.

    M1 roadworks 08:29:

    There are long delays on the M1 southbound between J31 and J29a because of roadworks, warns BBC Travel News.

    Train strike 08:19: BBC Radio Derby

    Strike action is taking place today, affecting many rail services in Derbyshire.

    Engineering and maintenance staff at East Midlands Trains have walked out over a dispute over pay.

    Newhall evacuation: Man charged 08:08: BBC Radio Derby

    A 55-year-old man has been charged by police after the discovery of potentially explosive material at a flat in Newhall saw 200 people evacuated from their homes on Saturday.

    Newhall cordon

    The man was charged with making an explosive substance for unlawful purposes, causing an explosion to endanger life or injure property and possession of a controlled class B drug.

    Sun and cloud 08:02: Sara Blizzard BBC Weather

    After some isolated showers this morning, it should be a dry day with lots of cloud but also sunny intervals. Highs of 23C (73F).

    Monday morning 08:00: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone. I'm here with today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for everyone in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

    Get involved by emailing or tweeting us throughout the day.



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