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  1. Updates for Friday 22 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.

  2. Weather: Staying dry this evening but chance of fog

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

    It will be dry and clear overnight but milder air means it won’t be particularly cold with lows of 3C (37F). We could see fog patches forming too.

    Weather temperatures at 12pm on Saturday January 23

    It's a dry and bright start tomorrow but heavy showers arrive by the early evening with highs of 10C (50F).

  3. Lollipop lady calls it a day

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A lollipop lady who's helped children in Stretton cross the road for 40 years says she is sad to be retiring.

    Beryl Dolman, known locally as Dolly the Lolly, first began working outside William Shrewsbury School back in 1976.

    Beryl Dolman outside the William Shrewsbury School near Burton

    She says she's looking forward to her new part-time role, listening to the children read.

  4. Clough praises inherited defence

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough admits he can't really take the praise for his side's good defensive record.

    The Brewers have conceded six fewer goals than any other side in League One, and Clough says the players complement each other well and there's a good defensive balance in front of a decent goalkeeper.

    Nigel Clough

    Burton Albion face Shrewsbury Town at home tomorrow.

  5. Terror accused Tareena Shakil tells trial of 'Syria escape'

    Dominic Casciani

    Home Affairs Correspondent

    A Burton woman accused of joining the Islamic State group has told her trial how she ran for the Turkish border, carrying her toddler son and his nappies in an attempt to flee Syria.

    Tareena Shakil

    Tareena Shakil, 26, said a taxi driver took her to within 1km of the border after she bribed him to get her out of the warzone a year ago. 

    She told Birmingham Crown Court she went to Syria to find peace after fleeing an abusive relationship at home - but quickly realised she had made a massive mistake. 

    Ms Shakil denies encouraging terrorism and membership of a banned organisation - the trial continues.

  6. Thorne dismisses talk of Rams struggle

    Natalie Jackson

    BBC East Midlands sports editor

    George Thorne has been speaking about Derby County's recent slump at a media conference this afternoon.

    George Thorne

    He said: "It's nonsense we're struggling. It's a positive dressing room and the fans can trust us."

  7. Cash to fight bad landlords

    Lucy Vladev

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council is being awarded a share of £5m to help tackle rogue landlords.

    Extra funding is being made available to 48 councils in England to reduce the number of vulnerable people being forced to live in squalid conditions.

  8. Bombardier in running for £2.5bn contract

    East Midlands Today

    Derby train-maker Bombardier is among five manufacturers invited to bid for a new London Underground contract, worth up to £2.5bn.


    The firm with the winning bid will design and build trains for the Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo and City lines by the early 2020s. 

    Other manufacturers asked to submit proposals include the Japanese company Hitachi and Germany's Siemens.

  9. Hospital trust merger 'will benefit staff and patients'

    Derby Teaching Hospitals is bidding to form a partnership with Sherwood Forest Hospitals to help bring the Mansfield-based trust out of special measures.

    Quote Message: Over the past five years, we have established many partnerships with other hospitals across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and East Staffordshire. We are already providing some valuable support to Sherwood Forest Hospitals and we are keen to extend this to benefit staff and patients in the longer term.” from Helen Scott-South Interim chief executive, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
    Helen Scott-SouthInterim chief executive, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  10. DNA used to identify container death teenager

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police say one of the bodies found at an industrial premises in East Staffordshire will be repatriated now that the victim has been identified.

    DNA techniques had to be used to establish that Khalid Sorki, from Afghanistan, was inside a crate when it was discovered at the Ferroli premises, at Branston, in November.

    Ferroli premises at Branston where bodies of two men found in crate

    Det Ch Insp Dave Giles, from Staffordshire Police, said: "He is believed to be 16 or 17-years-old.

    "We will never know his exact age as in Afghanistan dates of birth do not hold the same significance as they do here."

  11. Actor given borough's top honour

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    From 'Freedom for Tooting' to the Freedom of Erewash, Citizen Smith actor Robert Lindsay is to be given the borough's highest honour.

    Councillors voted to give the Ilkeston-born actor the accolade last night. 

    He'll become only the second individual to get it after cycling boss Dave Brailsford was awarded the freedom of Erewash in 2012.

    Robert Lindsay

    It follows a campaign by local fan Danny Corns.

  12. Question remains over cancer deaths

    Derbyshire Times

    Mystery around cancer deaths continues as yet another man who died from glioma, possibly linked to Staveley Chemical, has emerged.

    Widow Jacqui Collis one of four wives certain their husbands died from the same brain cancer years after working at Staveley Chemicals