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  1. Updates for Friday 5 June 2015
  2. More updates on news, travel, sport and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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Growing gallery

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

BBC England's Big Picture page builds up a gallery through the week using stunning photos submitted by readers.

Jessica Siggers

You can see how this week's gallery is shaping up


Sunny evening, dry night

BBC Weather

Evening sunshine will be followed by a dry night with long clear periods.

Winds will be light at first, though they will begin to freshen through the early hours. Lows of 9C (48F).

Reilly joins Brewers

BBC Sport

Burton Albion

have signed former Birmingham City midfielder Callum Reilly.

Callum Reilly
Getty Images

Brewers assistant David Oldfield described the 21-year-old as "a valuable addition" with "good character and good quality".

Music Day recommendations

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live


BBC Music Day and some of well-known names at BBC Radio Derby have been sharing their suggestions of obscure tracks that deserve a wider audience.

Neil Hannon
Getty Images

Political reporter Chris Doidge says: "Never one to miss a chance to open people's minds to more of The Divine Comedy's oeuvre than simply National Express, I'd recommend the very Friday-friendly Gin Soaked Boy."

Which lesser-known tracks float your boat?

Email or
tweet us your suggestions.

TV theft pic appeal

Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to about

the theft of a television from a supermarket in Ilkeston.

CCTV pic
Derbyshire Police

The 22-inch Samsung set was taken from Tesco in Rutland Street on Monday evening.

Main headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of our main stories this afternoon:

Brewers sign midfielder

Burton Albion

have signed midfielder Callum Reilly on a two-year deal.

Callum Reilly
Getty Images

The 21-year-old spent time on loan with the Brewers last season but the spell was cut short by a hamstring injury.

Couple's million pound fraud

Derby Telegraph

A couple

defrauded the government of more than £1m - including making false claims of working while they holidayed in Dubai.

Alton Towers: Smiler carriages removed

The carriages involved in Tuesday's rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers are being removed from the track

and taken to a laboratory in Buxton for further analysis.

Smiler crash

The theme park says it plans to reopen "in the next few days", although The Smiler will remain closed "for the foreseeable future".

Video: Triplets beat the odds

James Roberson

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

A cow in Derbyshire

has delivered healthy triplets at estimated odds of 700,000 to 1.

Cow triplets

The Aberdeen Angus pedigree heifer gave birth to two female calves and a bull at Kidsley Park Farm in Smalley.

A61 crash

BBC Travel

Slow traffic in both directions after an accident

on the A61 at its junction with Long Meadow Road in Alfreton.

Black manager recruitment plan

BBC Sport

The Football League

is planning to introduce a version of American Football's Rooney Rule to boost the numbers of black managers in the game.

Jimmy Floud Hasselbaink
Getty Images

The plans will see clubs interview one black minority ethnic (BME) candidate for each head coach or manager role from the 2016-17 season.

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (pictured) is one of only six black managers currently employed at the 72 league clubs.

Capitalising on cycle race

BBC Radio Derby

The Tour of Britain cycle race

is due to pass through Derbyshire during its sixth stage between Stoke and Nottingham on 11 September.

John Owen, from Derbyshire County Council, said: "We need to make sure local businesses can use that weekend to bring much more cash into the county."

Music Day recommendations

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

To celebrate

BBC Music Day, I asked some familiar faces to recommend lesser-known tracks they think everyone should seek out.

BBC Radio Derby presenter Andy Potter said: "Check out Boz Scaggs' song Miss Riddle from his album Dig - a brilliantly atmospheric track from a superb guitar player."

Which obscure classics do you think deserve a wider audience?

Email or
tweet us your recommendations.

M6 delays after lorry breakdown

BBC Travel

There is severe disruption on the M6 northbound between Junction 6 and Junction 7 after a lorry broke down,

BBC Travel say.

It is taking about 90 minutes to drive through the area, and congestion is reaching down to Junction 5.

Smiler accident 'devastating'

Merlin chief executive Nick Varney described this week's events at Alton Towers as

"a devastating experience".

Smiler rescue

Four people are still in hospital with serious leg injuries after two carriages on the Smiler collided on Tuesday.

Alvaston shop robbed

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A man has been arrested following a robbery at a convenience store in Alvaston this morning.

Three masked men entered the Premier Shop in Brighton Road at about 07:25 and stole cash and cigarettes.

BreakingSmiler crash carriages to be analysed

Phil Mackie

News Correspondent

Health and Safety Executive inspectors have served a prohibition notice on

the Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers stopping its use until action is taken to deal with the cause of the accident.

Smiler rescue

It will remove the two carriages involved in the crash to a laboratory in Buxton for investigation.

Cricket: Rimmington set to start

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Nathan Rimmington is set to make his Derbyshire Falcons debut in tonight's T20 clash with the Durham Jets at the County Ground.

Nathan Rimmington
Getty Images

The Big Bash star bowler missed the first three games of the competition with a finger injury

but has now been passed fit to play.

Smiler accident 'should not have happened'

Merlin Entertainments says the rollercoaster accident at Alton Towers "should not have happened, and we are determined that it will never happen again".

It is closing four of its rollercoasters and introducing new safety measures in the wake of

Tuesday's crash.

The rides closed are:

  • The Smiler at Alton Towers
  • Saw at Thorpe Park, Surrey
  • Dragon's Fury and Rattlesnake at Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey

Sick staff cost hospital thousands

BBC Radio Derby

The trust in charge of Derby's hospitals say about 400 staff were off sick in March - costing it more than £19,000 a day.

Royal Derby Hospital

In a report, it says staff absence levels have "reduced" but continue to be "significantly higher" than the same period in 2014.

BreakingFour rollercoaster rides closed


Merlin Entertainments, which runs Alton Towers, says four of its rides are closed in the wake of Tuesday's accident.

Accident on The Smiler
West Midlands Ambulance Service

The closed rides are:

  • The Smiler - Alton Towers
  • Saw - a similar ride at Thorpe Park
  • Dragon's Fury and Rattlesnake - Chessington World of Adventures

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of our top stories this afternoon:

  • Alton Towers says it plans to reopen "in the next few days"
  • Staff sickness is costing hospitals in Derby more than £19,000 each day
  • Masked men rob a convenience store in Alvaston

BreakingTheme park to reopen after crash

Alton Towers says it will reopen "in the next few days".

The theme park

has been shut while investigations are carried out into Tuesday's rollercoaster crash.

Nuisance caller back in court

Burton Mail

A nuisance caller who was banned from contacting any police force in the UK unless there was a genuine emergency

has been hauled back before the courts.

Fake grass island

Paula Bettison

Producer, BBC East Midlands Today

A roundabout in Normanton has been refurbished with artificial grass. I wonder what Britain In Bloom would think?

Artificial grass roundabout

Turning fresher

BBC Weather

A cold front is sweeping away the hot and humid air today, leading to a fresher feel for the weekend.

Cold front on map

Extra hours bid by waste plant firm

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The developer behind Sinfin's new waste treatment plant has applied for permission to extend the hours construction work can be carried out at the site.

Planners originally agreed work would stop at 18:00 on weekdays and 13:00 on Saturdays but the developers say they want to extend the hours so they can work more flexibly.

New deal for forward

Chesterfield striker Armand Gnanduillet

has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Armand Gnanduillet
Getty Images

The 23-year-old Ivorian has made 30 league starts for the Spireites, scoring 12 goals.

Cycle race to visit Derbyshire

BBC Radio Derby

Details have been released of the route the Tour Of Britain will take

when it passes through Derbyshire on 11 September.

The sixth stage of the cycle race will pass through Buxton, Whaley Bridge, Grindleford, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Matlock, Cromford, Carsington, Belper and Ilkeston as it makes its way from Stoke to Nottingham.

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of our top stories this morning:

  • The trust in charge of Derby's hospitals reveals staff sickness is costing it £19,000 a day
  • Alton Towers remains closed as investigators try to find the cause of Tuesday's crash
  • Prince Charles wrote to the government to express concern over a decaying Derbyshire mill

Getting cloudier

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

Bright and sunny spells will give way to increasing amounts of cloud over the next few hours.

A few showery outbreaks are possible this afternoon before the skies brighten up again later. Highs of 20C (68F).

Happy music day

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Today is BBC Music Day - a nationwide celebration of everything great about music, with the aim of bringing people together from different generations and communities through their love of music.

BBC Music Day

You can see what's happening on radio, TV and online, as well as out and about


Prince's concern for crumbling mill

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Newly released letters sent to ministers by Prince Charles show he was concerned about the deterioration of a former cotton mill in Derbyshire.

Prince Charles' letter
Cabinet Office

In 2008, he wrote to then planning minister Caroline Flint saying the failure to restore Torr Vale Mills, in New Mills, "makes me weep!"

Other clubs 'wanted Clement'

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

New Derby County head coach Paul Clement has revealed the Rams were not the only club interested in securing his services.

Paul Clement

The former Real Madrid assistant manager admits he had been contacted by other clubs but said he had been drawn to Derby by the club's tradition, strong support base and impressive infrastructure.

Sick health staff cost £19,000 a day

BBC Radio Derby

The trust that runs Derby's hospitals says an average of 4% of its workforce was off sick in March, costing it more than £19,000 a day.

Over the past year, the figure has been lower than the national average but hospital bosses say they are still trying to bring the number down.