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  1. Updates for Monday 25 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Dave Wade

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Chesterfield FC mourn ex-player

He played in 390 matches, scoring 14 goals for the Spireites, beginning in 1964.

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'Armed' robber jailed

Derbyshire Times

A robber who said he had a weapon and demanded cash from a Chesterfield bookmaker has been jailed for three years.

Edward Warren
Derbyshire Police

Glassing at Chesterfield bar

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police are investigating a glass attack that left a man with serious head injuries.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday 16 April at Aruba in Corporation Street.


One of the men involved broke a glass or bottle on the bar and threw it across the dance floor, hitting a 23-year-old man.

His need stiches in his ear and has lost some hearing, police said.

Travel: Congestion on A38

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A38 at Coxbench because of a vehicle fire.

Local hospitals prepare for two-day strike

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

More nursing staff will be on at Ilkeston Minor Injuries Unit during the junior doctors strike.

Hospitals are making final preparations for the latest walkouts - on Tuesday and Wednesday - when emergency care will be affected for the first time.

Ilkeston MIU

Child seriously hurt in motorbike crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A young boy has been seriously injured after a crash with a motorbike in Staveley on Saturday.

Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash on the A619 Lowgates about 16:00 on Saturday.

The boy was taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital, where he remains.

The biker went to Northern General Hospital in the same city where his injuries are not thought to be life- threatening.

Royal visit for riding school's 50th anniversary

Sarah Teale

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Here's Princess Anne visiting Scropton Riding for the Disabled in Derbyshire to mark their golden jubilee.

scropton princess anne

Car jacking outside chippy

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A driver has been robbed of his car outside a fish and chip shop in Hasland, police have said.

It happened at about 22:30 on Friday in York Street.

When The 37-year-old returned to his grey VW Golf and got in he was approached by two men.

As he wound the window down, one of them punched him in the face and pulled him out of the car before they both got in the car and sped off.

Gritters out tonight

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Isn't it May next week?!

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Man who abused three girls jailed

Derby Telegraph

A "monster" who sexually abused three girls – one from the age of seven – has been jailed for 23 years.

Darren Bent in action for Derby County

Darren Bent is pleased he helped extend Derby's unbeaten run to five games after scoring with his first touch in six weeks.

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Woman and boy hurt in crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A woman and a boy were hit by a car near the Spider Island earlier, police have said.

They've been taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Travel: Spider Island crash cleared

Watch: Burton-upon-Trent woman 'butchered' by dentist

Jennifer Meierhans

BBC News Online

A woman who spent her life savings on dental implants that had to be taken out says she feels "butchered" by the dentist.

Jackie Stokes, from Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, said she had spent £9,500 on implants in Hungary, but an inquiry found the treatment caused "irreversible damage" to healthy teeth.

Dentist Dr Zsolt Csillag was given a one-year supervision order by the General Dental Council.

He did not respond to attempts to contact him.

Closure fears for local BHS stores

For decades, it's been one of the biggest names on the high street but today British Home Stores has filed for administration, putting 11,000 jobs at risk. 

Some of those jobs are at the chain's stores in Derby (pictured), Burton and Chesterfield.

BHS derby

Travel: A52 accident

BBC Travel

One lane of the A52 is blocked eastbound at the Pentagon Island because of an accident.

Travel: All M1 lanes open

It was after a caravan jack-knifed.

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Travel: Spider Island crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The incident happened in Chellaston Road close to the island, where it becomes Osmaston Road, at about 12:30.

Police and paramedics are at the scene

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Weather: Wintry showers possible

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Plenty of cloud around this afternoon with a few showers also thrown into the mix. 


It’s also getting colder as the afternoon goes by so there could be a wintry element to some of the showers. 

Top temperature of 10C (50F) but soon falling away to around 5C (41F).

Derbyshire is sun safe capital thanks to Colin's legacy

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

You've helped to raise more than £170,000 for the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal in the year since he died.

It's made Derbyshire the sun safe capital of the country and paid for things like the sun shade in Alvaston Park.

Colin Bloomfield

She said: "The Derbyshire people have really taken Colin to their hearts and minds and that's helped me."

Social media tributes to Colin


People have been paying tribute to BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield, who died a year ago today.

On Facebook, Peter Jones wrote: "Always remembered, i was pleased to attend the opening of the sun shelter in his name at Alvaston Park yesterday, a legacy to be proud of"

Colin Bloomfield

Gerry Belmore said: "An amazing young man gone too soon. God bless your Mum on this day. RIP "

And Trish O'shea wrote: "A Huge Loss 2 Derby.Taken Far 2 Young."

Brewers: Race on for promotion

BBC Derby Sport

Burton Albion defender Damien McCrory says the race for automatic promotion is now firmly back in their favour. 

Burton beat Colchester 3-0 but their closest rivals Walsall lost 4-0 at Bradford.

Damien McCrory
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Travel: M1 lanes open after caravan crash

A caravan jack-knifed on the northbound stretch bringing traffic to a standstill.

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Pet ducks killed

Derby Telegraph

The owner of three ducks found shot dead in his back garden has warned pet owners to be on guard and step up safety for their own pets.

Travel: Caravan recovery taking place

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's the scene on the M1 currently - it's blocked because of a jack-knifed caravan.

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Cricket: County Championship - day two

BBC Sport

Alastair Cook
Rex Features

Follow live text updates and listen to live BBC local radio commentaries from the County Championship.

Travel: M1 jack-knifed caravan

BBC Travel

There's stationary traffic on the M1 because of a jack-knifed caravan northbound between junctions 29 and 29a.

caravan M1
Highways England

BBC Derby's new Bloomfield House name unveiled

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's the moment Colin Bloomfield's mum Alison cut the ribbon on the officially renamed headquarters of BBC Radio Derby.

Alison lost Colin and her husband Lawrie - who started BBC Radio Shropshire and guided it through its first nine years - within 11 months of one another.

"His father would be so proud of him," she said.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are the top stories this morning:

  • BBC Radio Derby's building is renamed Bloomfield House, a year to the day that presenter Colin Bloomfield died from skin cancer, aged 33
  • Repair work is due to start today at Queen's Leisure Centre, which was closed over health and safety fears last week
  • Cricket: Derbyshire go into day two of the County Championship against Glamorgan with the visitors on 308-6

Queen's roof repairs due

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Work to repair the Queen's Leisure Centre roof in Derby is due to begin today. 


The main contract is expected to be signed with Bowmer and Kirkland early this week and once it's been signed, the cost of the work will be made public.

The leisure centre was closed on Wednesday night over healthy and safety fears for its roof.

Rams need to maintain momentum after fifth game unbeaten

BBC Derby Sport

Derby County head coach Darren Wassall says maintaining the momentum is his primary aim over the remainder of the regular season. 

Derby drew 1-1 at home to Sheffield Wednesday, to make it five games unbeaten. 

BBC Radio Derby building renamed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Colin Bloomfield's mum Alison has travelled from Shropshire to unveil BBC Radio Derby HQ's new name, Bloomfield House.

It's a year to the day that the presenter died aged 33 from skin cancer.

Alison Bloomfield unveiling Bloomfield House

On seeing the new gold lettered sign printed above the entrance, she said: "That is just amazing, I think I'm going to cry.

"I'm so proud I really don't know what to say."

Colin's sun shade unveiled

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Yesterday, a sun shade - funded by the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal - was opened in his name at Alvaston Park. 

sun sah

His mum Alison cut the ribbon to officially open it.

She said: "This is something that's going to make a prevention rather than a cure. For that reason I'm really, really thrilled about it."

Travel: M1 delays

BBC Travel

There's heavy traffic southbound on the M1 between junctions 29a and 29.

Travel: Chesterfield lights out

BBC Travel

There's heavy traffic on Spital Lane southbound in Chesterfield between Valley Road and the A632 Hady Hill because of a traffic light failure.

Radio Derby HQ renamed in presenter's honour

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A year after the death of BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield, we're renaming our building, Bloomfield House, in his honour.

bloomfield house

Colin died aged 33 from skin cancer.

His mum Alison will officially unveil the new name later today.

East Midlands weather forecast

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here's how it's looking this morning...