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  1. Updates for Friday 8 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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  2. Weather: Dry end to the day but rain could push in later

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's going to be a largely dry end to the day but cloud will increase this evening with a band of light patchy rain pushing east overnight.

    This could be wintry for higher ground with lows of 5C (41F).

  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's your final headlines for today:

  4. Listen: Wassall talks about Bolton and Will Hughes

    BBC Derby Sport

    Rams boss Darren Wassall has spoken to us about his hopes for the Bolton game tomorrow and Will Hughes making his first start for months after a knee injury.

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    Video caption: Derby's starlet available against Bolton after eight month knee injury nightmare.
  5. Father pays tribute to 'lovely lad'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Speaking after the jury recorded a conclusion of accidental death for William Page from Stanley Common, his father Brian said: "I just feel sad, he was a lovely lad."

  6. Killer mum and partner 'in it together'

    Ayeeshia Jane Smith thrived in the care of a foster family but was dead within months of returning to her mother, who has been convicted of killing her. 

    BBC News looks at the events leading up to her brutal death.  

    Matthew Rigby and Kathryn Smith
  7. Ayeeshia Jane Smith: Cannabis was kept in toddler's cup

    Peter Wilson

    BBC Midlands Today Special Correspondent

    Kathryn Smith is a regular cannabis user, the court was told, keeping her drugs in Ayeeshia's cup.  

    Ayeeshia beaker
  8. Man jailed after train hit empty car

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The driver of the car left abandoned on the railway line in Clay Mills was found hiding in bushes nearby, said police.

    He later claimed to have had an episode of memory loss as a result of post traumatic stress disorder, but medical experts found this not to be true.

    Smashed up car

    Driver jailed after car left on tracks

    Smashed up car

    A man who drove his car on to railway tracks and then abandoned it moments before a train carrying 40 people hit it at 70mph is jailed.

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  9. Health and safety expert said he had been called to similar incidents with barriers

    Mike O'Sullivan

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    A health and safety expert who gave evidence during the inquest said it was second such case he had been called to in 12 months.

    He said that it was well known that if not locked, horizontal steel barriers have through wind or tampering, the potential to swing back into the road.

  10. Mother and stepfather's 999 call

    An emergency call by Kathryn Smith, who murdered her toddler claiming to attempt to revive her, with help from her partner, has been made public.

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    Video caption: Mother and stepfather's 999 call
  11. Ayeeshia Jane Smith: Father calls murder 'pure evil'

    Peter Wilson

    BBC Midlands Today Special Correspondent

    Ayeeshia Jane Smith's natural father Ricky Booth has described her murder as "pure evil".

    He's also said he is very angry and wishes she had been taken into care.

    Kathryn Smith and Matthew RIgby
  12. New findings to be considered for serious case review

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Derbyshire Safeguarding Board said although a serious case review had been carried out, new evidence that came to light during the trial would now need to be considered before they published their findings.

    Interim chairman, Andrew Stokes, said: "It is important that we take the time to look at this thoroughly to ensure we maintain the highest possible standards to safeguard children and young people across Derbyshire.”

  13. BreakingJury says Derby man's death was 'accidental'

    Mike O'Sullivan

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    The jury at the inquest into the death of William Page has reached a conclusion of accidental death.

    The 22-year-old was killed after a partially open metal barrier smashed into the windscreen of his van at an industrial premises in Ilkeston in February last year.

    Digby Business Park
  14. Ayeeshia Jane Smith: Mum claimed toddler suffered seizure

    Rebecca Woods

    BBC News Online, Journalist

    Kathryn Smith had claimed her 21-month-old daughter Ayeeshia suffered a seizure before her death and suggested her bruised body was caused by falling off her potty.

    Pathologists found 16 separate injuries on her body, including a historical bleed on the brain. They ruled she died from a tear to a heart which was likely to have been caused by a "stamp".  

    Ayeeshia Smith

    Her ex-partner Matthew Rigby was cleared of murder but convicted of causing or allowing the child's death.

    The pair will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.

  15. 'Someone could have been killed' say police

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The British Transport Police said luckily the train driver had spotted the car and managed to slow the train down from 100 mph to 70mph before it hit the car.

    The force said the 40 people on board were uninjured but the incident resulted in more than £650,000 in costs to the rail industry in delays, compensation and damage to the tracks and train. 

    Damaged car Clay Mills

    Det Sgt Shanie Erwin said: "The train could have easily derailed after striking his vehicle at such a speed, and everyone on board could have been seriously injured or killed."

  16. Inquest jury retires to consider conclusion

    Mike O'Sullivan

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    The inquest jury in Derby has gone out to consider its conclusion into the death of a driver who was killed when a five-metre car park barrier smashed through his van windscreen.

    William Page from Stanley Common died from chest and abdomen injuries at the Digby Street industrial premises in Ilkeston in February last year. 

    Mr Page had opened the barrier to get into the compound but when he drove out a couple of hours later the barrier had swung partially open.

  17. BreakingAyeeshia mother guilty of murder

    The mother of toddler Ayeeshia Smith, Kathryn Smith, has been found guilty of her murder.

    The 21-month-old died in May 2014 and the jury at Stafford Crown Court heard she had suffered injuries similar to a car crash.

    Smith, 23, and her former partner 22-year-old Matthew Rigby had both blamed each other for the little girl's death, which happened in Burton.

  18. Man jailed for leaving car on railway line

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A Derby man has been jailed after he drove his car onto a railway line at Clay Mills.

    Jonathan Geoffrey Mather, 36, from Oakwood pleaded guilty to obstructing the line and was sentenced to 68 months.

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    Video caption: Man jailed after train hit car on level crossing near Burton upon Trent.

    Stafford Crown Court heard how he drove his car onto the tracks and then abandoned his car moments before a train came down the tracks and hit it at 70mph.