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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 29 January 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    And you can follow the Rams against Manchester United on BBC Radio Derby.

    Derby County v Manchester United scarves on the Ram statue in Derby city centre
  2. Weather: Cold with frost overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be cloudy and windy this evening with a band of rain, heavy at times, clearing away after midnight.

    It will turn colder with a ground frost forming towards dawn, especially in rural areas, and a minimum temperature of 0°C (32F).

    Weather temperatures for 6am on Saturday January 30
  3. Defendant denies control of witness statement

    A father who's standing trial for the murder of three people in a house fire in Derbyshire, has denied controlling witnesses' police statements from his prison cell.

    Peter Eyre and his sons, Simon and Anthony, deny murder after the fire in Langley Mill last June, which caused the deaths of two teenagers and a six-month-old baby.

    Peter Eyre and his sons Simon and Anthony deny murder after the fire in Langley Mill last June

    While being cross-examined in court this afternoon, he admitted trying to make his son's pregnant girlfriend retract a statement she'd given to police, but he said it wasn't part of a larger attempt to control the situation from prison. The trial continues.

  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering this afternoon:

  5. Shakil 'presented a real threat' to UK

    Here's some more from police on Tareena Shakil's conviction.

    Tareena Shakil
    Quote Message: Ms Shakil had already incited others to commit terrorist acts on social media and having spent months living under Daesh, she no doubt presented a real threat on her return to the UK from the country early last year. Thanks to proactive counter-terrorism policing, we were able to intercept Shakil at the airport and put the necessary measures in place to protect her child from their mother's extremist ideology." from Marcus Beale Assistant Chief Constable, West Midlands Police
    Marcus BealeAssistant Chief Constable, West Midlands Police
  6. Tareena Shakil 'a dangerous individual'

    Police have described the guilty verdict for Tareena Shakil, originally from Burton, as an important conviction.

    Quote Message: The court's been really clear, they've found her guilty of being a member of IS. IS are a really dangerous organisation and at the moment she should be treated as a dangerous individual. In time she may be rehabilitated and I hope so." from Marcus Beale Assistant Chief Constable, West Midlands Police
    Marcus BealeAssistant Chief Constable, West Midlands Police
  7. What constitutes being an IS member?

    Dominic Casciani

    Home Affairs Correspondent

    Tareena Shakil was charged with "membership" of the self-styled Islamic State organisation - but she never had a membership card, says she deeply regrets going to Syria and, in a courtroom twist, told the jury she'd even been debriefed by MI5 on her return.

    So why did she face this very serious charge?

    Terrorism legislation basically says that membership of a banned group means to "belong".

    Some organisations, such as Irish paramilitaries, had formal procedures for membership. With IS, men swear an oath, but the situation with women is less clear.

    The jury were told to not think about membership in terms of belonging to a library or a gym. Instead, they had to decide whether Tareena Shakil voluntarily went to be with IS in Syria, knowing its aims, how it would achieve them and, crucially, seeking to associate with like-minded individuals.

  8. Shakil to be sentenced on Monday

    It took the jury of six men and six women nine hours and 35 minutes to reach their decision, and when they did it was unanimous.

    Tareena Shakil

    Judge Melbourne Inman QC told Shakil - who looked stunned by the verdicts - that she would be sentenced on Monday. 

    The Recorder of Birmingham said: "You may go down and be remanded in custody until Monday's sentence."

  9. Defence claimed Burton mother 'groomed by IS'

    Shakil's barrister had told jurors the young woman had been in a vulnerable stage of her life with the breakdown of her troubled marriage and had been "groomed" by IS recruiters, on social media.

    The 26-year-old had maintained during her trial that her messages were being monitored by IS minders and she was unable to criticise the regime.

  10. Jury was shown Shakil's photos and messages

    During the two-week trial, Shakil had denied the charges, claiming she only travelled to Syria because of a wish to live under the rule of sharia law.

    However, the jury did not believe her account after seeing tweets, messages and photographs, including images of the black flag of IS and passages calling on people to "take up arms", and stating her wish to become a "martyr". 

  11. Burton mother found guilty of terror charges

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Tareena Shakil posed her young son for pictures wearing an IS-branded balaclava after secretly running away to Syria in October 2014.

    Tareena Shakil

    She was also convicted of encouraging acts of terror in Twitter posts made before leaving the UK.

    Birmingham Crown Court heard the 26-year-old won't be sentenced today.

  12. BreakingMother guilty of joining IS

    Tareena Shakil, from Burton, has been found guilty of taking her toddler son to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group, becoming the first British woman to return from the self-declared caliphate to be convicted of the offence.

  13. Rolls-Royce management jobs to be cut

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    A news agency's reporting that dozens of senior management jobs are to be cut at Rolls-Royce.

    The Derby-based company hasn't revealed how many of the jobs are based in the city, but said in a statement "a significant number of managers impacted by today's internal announcement are likely to be based there".

    Rolls-Royce in Derby

    It's part of a plan to make annual savings of £200m.

  14. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories we're covering this afternoon:

    • Rolls-Royce cutting "significant number" of senior management posts to meet savings plan
    • Repairs to sewer pipe mean closure of road at Swarkestone
    • And Rams ready to rumble against Red Devils
  15. Key witness located by police

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    A man believed to be a witness of a fatal stabbing in Derby has come forward to help police with their investigation.

    CCTV images were released earlier today of a youth who was in the area at the time.

    Tom Webb, 22, received a fatal stab wound in St Peter's Street on 19 January. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with his murder.

  16. Rams forward claims credit for keeper's career

    Which top goalkeeper is Derby County's Tom Ince claiming to have developed in his younger years? 

    Find out in BBC Sport's football gossip column.

  17. Your photos: Eyam from above

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher and Derbyshire photographer Villager Jim for this fantastic aerial shot of Eyam.

    Eyam
  18. Pipe repair requires road closure

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Swarkestone Road is to be closed for up to two weeks to allow repairs to be carried out on a large sewer pipe.

    The road will be closed tomorrow from the A50 roundabout to the junction with the A5132.

    Severn Trent Water says there will be access for local residents and businesses, and the company will strive to get the repair completed as soon as possible.

  19. Missing man found

    Police say Robert Allan, who was reported missing earlier this week, has been found safe and well.