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

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By Alex Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all our Local Live updates for today and this week. We will be back at 08:00 on Monday.  

  2. Weather: Cloudy tonight with bright spells tomorrow

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It's expected to be cloudy overnight with some clearer spells.

    Weather for Derbyshire and other areas

    Tomorrow, there'll be scattered cloud with some bright and, at times, sunny spells. Later on there will be the chance of occasional, isolated showers with highs of 20C (68F). 

    In summary, it's going to be "fresher" over the weekend, so put those fans away...

  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Here are your final headlines for the week:

    • A 16-year-old boy is detained for 14 years for the murder of Tom Webb
    • A man whose gantry protest closed the M1 for 28 hours is jailed
    • The Y Not festival is taking place this weekend in Pikehall
  4. Masked men rob Co-op

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Two masked men - wearing balaclavas and dark clothing - have forced their way into the currency exchange at the Co-operative Travel in Glossop and stolen cash.

    The men fled in a silver Mercedes after the robbery at 13:20 BST this afternoon.

  5. Council to build first homes 'in decades'

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derbyshire County Council is setting up its own company - its main aim is to create jobs and make money from the council's unused assets.

    Three council-owned sites in Duffield, Repton and Danesmoor have been earmarked for 64 houses between them - but just five of those in Danesmoor will be classed as "affordable".

    Houses in Derbyshire

    The council says it wants to maximise the return on its investment, some of which will be pumped back into providing public services.

  6. Winnie and Tony 'not operational'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Spondon's two wind turbines - nicknamed Winnie and Tony - are continuing to undergo tests to ensure they don't interfere with East Midlands Airport's radar. 

    Severn Trent told BBC Radio Derby they were confident they'd be working by this January, but they still aren't fully operational.

  7. Beware the 'ringing the changes' scam

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire Police are warning businesses after staff at a shop in Tideswell were tricked by a man in what's been dubbed a "ringing the changes" scam.

    At about 14:00 BST on Wednesday, the man entered a Co-op store. As he made a small purchase, he asked the cashier to change some money.

    During the exchange of the cash, he managed to confuse the staff member and left with more money than he entered with.

    The force has asked anyone with any information to contact them.

  8. Murderer 'took six GCSEs while on remand'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Haris Mohammed's lawyer, Peter Joyce QC, said his client "has started to understand the depth of the harm that he has done".

    Scene of the stabbing in St Peter's Street, Derby
  9. Your views: 'They think it's a comb over'


    Brian Gamble has offered a caption suggestion for the West Germany players getting a haircut during their stay in Derbyshire at the 1966 World Cup.

    "They thinks it's a comb over now !!!! it is now [sic]."

    Beat that, everyone. 

    West Germany's Uwe Seeler (left) looks on as teammate Heinz Hornig (right) is given a trim by a local barber at the team's hotel in Derbyshire during the 1966 World Cup
  10. Trader put two-year-old 'at risk of death'

    Derby Telegraph

    A rogue trader put a two-year-old girl "at a real risk of death" when he fitted an unsafe boiler in the bedroom of her Derbyshire home, the Derby Telegraph reports.

    Adam Sessions then faked the signature of a supervisor to try and convince the girl's father he was properly registered to fit it.

  11. River 'looking great' after oil spill

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    That's the view of Paul Reeves, from the agency.

    It's hard to disagree with him... 

    River Derwent
  12. Oil pollution clean-up 'continuing'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Earlier this week we reported the River Derwent - near Derby County's iPro stadium - had suffered oil pollution.

    According to the Environment Agency, work to clean up the oil is carrying on today.

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  13. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    • Boy, 16, jailed for stabbing 22-year-old in city centre
    • Y Not Festival gets underway today
    • Striker: Derby County boss Nigel Pearson is running a "strict" regime
  14. Festival 'like coming home'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Presenter Dean Jackson told BBC Radio Derby he has been to the Y Not Festival every year since it began in 2005.

    "It still maintains that quite intimate feel - one of the great things about the Y Not Festival is it's one of the biggest festivals in the whole of this area and yet there's still a really friendly vibe about it," he said.

    "The whole thing, to me, feels like coming home."

  15. Madness and Noel Gallagher's band among headliners

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    This year's Y Not headliners are Editors, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Madness (pictured performing below).

    Looks like Suggs would have been better off with some Baggy Trousers...

  16. Y Not Festival gets underway

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A music festival that began as an "overspilled house party" gets going again today in Derbyshire.

    Founder Ralph Broadbent originally planned to hold a party in his parents' garden while they were away, but the party was moved to a disused quarry when his parents stayed at home.

    Y Not Festival
  17. Squad named for T20 clash

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire have named their squad for tonight's key match against Durham.

    Another reminder - a win for the Falcons, and a defeat for either the Birmingham Bears or the Yorkshire Vikings, will see the club qualify for the last eight for the first time since 2005.

    Hamish Rutherford
  18. Judge pays tribute to Tom Webb family

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The judge also praised the family of Tom Webb for their conduct during the trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

    "I pay tribute to the way that Tom's mother and girlfriend have conducted themselves during this trial, and to their quiet dignity and restraint during what must have been, for them, such a distressing time."