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  1. Updates for Wednesday 10 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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Today's updates have now finished. We'll be back with more from 08:00 on Thursday.

Weather: Rain could move in later

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

The cloud will continue to thicken this afternoon and the breeze will be picking up again too.

There will be some showery rain edging in through the evening which will be on and off overnight. Minimum 11C (52F).


Swimmer in action in Rio

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you can keep yourself awake for it, Ripley's Molly Renshaw, is in action from 03:00 in the 200m breaststroke semi-finals.

We'll keep our fingers crossed for you Molly.

Molly Renshaw

Your photos: Shires on show

Malcom Sharp has shared with us these photos he's taken down at the Ashover Show this afternoon.

The shire horses are looking good...

Ashover show
Malcs view
Ashover Show
Malcs view

Lanes closed after A38 car fire

Bit of a problem on the A38

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Man missing for three days

There's been another appeal for a missing person from police.

Leons Simains, 40, was last seen at his home in St Giles Road, Normanton three days ago.

Leons Simains
Derbyshire Constabulary

Town wants gold postbox for Olympic winner

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Peaty fever hasn't gone away just yet...

A post office in Uttoxeter says it wants to paint its postbox gold in honour of the swimmer's Olympic win.

Adam Peaty
Getty Images

Postboxes were painted gold to honour Team GB gold medallists during the London 2012 Olympics .Now Uttoxeter wants to do the same thing.

Council leader says they're listening to public

"The county council has a responsibility to act in the best interests of all its residents and we could not sit idly by and watch South Yorkshire break up Derbyshire without a proper consultation. We're responding to local people's concerns − listening to them rather than telling them what is best for them."

Councillor Anne WesternDerbyshire County Council leader

'Great to see big UK order in Derby' says Grayling

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Transport secretary Chris Grayling said it's great one of the biggest orders in the UK has come into Derby.

He said he's been "really impressed" with Bombardier which is "delivering high quality trains".  

Transport secretary Chris Grayling said Bombardier is "absolutely central" to the UK rail industry

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Legal challenge is 'wrong' says Chesterfield leader

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, John Burrows has spoken to BBC Radio Derby about his thoughts on the proposed judicial review.

He said: "There are far more important reasons for spending money in Derbyshire - adult care services, children's services etc - and spending public money like this on an issue that has been long running, in my opinion, is the wrong thing to do."

Chesterfield market

Council shows it is serious about losing Chesterfield

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The county council's move shows it wasn't kidding when it said it would respond "robustly" to Chesterfield's plans.

The borough wants to be part of the Sheffield City Region - which is getting new devolved powers. 

Derbyshire is not currently getting those powers and county council leader, councillor Anne Western, says taking this to the High Court will be criticised by people for not being the best use of money but Chesterfield heading off with Sheffield would cost millions.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Derbyshire County Council is asking for a judicial review over plans for Chesterfield to join the Sheffield City Region
  • Bombardier is set to recruit more staff after winning its latest £1bn contract
  • Rams boss Nigel Pearson says he wants his team to play "with more urgency and drive" after they managed to get just one goal past Grimbsy Town yesterday

Your photos: Storm approaches at Derwent Edge

BBC Weather Watchers

There were some moody skies over Derwent Edge earlier.

Weather Watcher jamesdtaylor was there as a storm approached.

Derwent Edge

Inquest continues for teacher

Heidi Booth

Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Police went to arrest Ryan Wilkinson on the morning of 4 February last year at Shardlow Primary School, where he was on a trainee placement.

The jury heard how police told the headteacher to keep Mr Wilkinson isolated until they got there, but when they arrived 20 minutes later they realised he had left.

When asked why officers took so long to make the arrest Supt Ken Mehmet said his officers acted appropriately and applied "professional judgement" and that Mr Wilkinson shouldn't have been left alone at the school.

Derby must be more ruthless - Pearson

BBC Sport

Derby need to be more ruthless says boss Nigel Pearson, after they got past League Two side Grimsby 1-0 in the EFL Cup.

NIgel Pearson
Getty Images

Have you seen Brandon?

Police say they are worried about 16-year-old Brandon O'Brian, who hasn't been seen since Friday.

He's thought to have links to Alfreton, Swadlincote, Chellaston and Coalville in Leicestershire.

Brandon O'Brian
Derbyshire COnstabulary

Council unhappy about Chesterfield proposals

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's more here from the county council on their legal challenge over plans for a Sheffield mayor to take charge of some council services in Chesterfield.

Oil removal could take several days

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Paul Reeves from the Environment Agency says it could take some time to trim back the vegetation to get to the area of the brook affected by the oil spill.

He said: "The brook is fairly inaccessible and very overgrown so it is going to take us several days to even access some parts of it because it is difficult to get in there."

Oil spill
Environment Agency

He said they were putting an absorbent in the brook to help remove the oil.

Travel: Severe delays in Kelstedge

BBC Travel

There's been an accident on Amber Lane in Kelstedge which is causing a lot of traffic in the area. It's shut between Ashover Road and Holestone Gate Road junctions.

Chesterfield split could face legal challenge

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derbyshire County Council is seeking a judicial review over Chesterfield's plans to join the Sheffield city region.

Peak District weather photo makes finals

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A photo featuring the Peak District has helped a photographer reach the finals of the 2016 Weather Photographer of the Year competition.

Mat Robinson took this photo of a rainbow and snow falling at Crookstone Out Moor, near Hope Woodlands.

PEak District weather
Mat Robinson

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Motor oil leaks into stream

The Environment Agency tweeted photos about the serious oil leak last night.

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Your views: Bombardier deal 'brilliant' for British industry


Ian Radford has commented on the Bombardier story on our Facebook page.

He wrote: "Brilliant not only for Derby but for the whole of the British train industry."

Oil clean-up continues

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Environment Agency officer Paul Reeves tweeted last night that their priority was to protect Loscoe Dam.

He said they had managed to contain the oil and the clean-up would continue today.

Waingroves oil spill
Environment Agency

Shed fire led to oil leak

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Motor oil has leaked into a stream in Waingroves after a fire in a shed.

The fire service was called to an address on Pitt Lane yesterday and dealt with a fire involving three cars.

Firefighters and the Environment Agency worked late into the night to try to contain the oil. 

Headteacher had 'no concern' over teacher's work

Heidi Booth

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Giving evidence at the inquest into Mr Wilkinson's death today is the headteacher at Shardlow Primary School where he worked at the time on a placement.

He said there was never any cause for concern about Mr WIlkinson's working practices. 

Shardlow Primary School

The inquest continues.  

Teacher was 'hardworking and friendly'

Heidi Booth

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

I'm back at Derby Coroners Court for the inquest into the death of trainee teacher Ryan Wilkinson.

The 22-year-old, from Stapleford, has been described as hardworking and friendly.

Derby Coroner's Court

Mr Wilkinson was hit by a train in Long Eaton last year - a day after a complaint was made to the police about him allegedly touching a young boy. 

Show offers 'everything to do with agriculture'

Jackie Twilley, secretary of the Ashover Show, spoke to BBC Radio Derby's Martyn Williams this morning. 

She said: "Anything to do with agriculture and the countryside you will find it here."

JAckie Twilley

She said they had managed to keep going for 85 years because they had kept to their roots, kept it traditional and stayed as a show "run by farmers for farmers".

Pensioner jailed for 1963 assault

A pensioner has been jailed for indecently assaulting a girl 52 years ago.

Harry Wilkinson, 72, from Bolsover was convicted of assaulting an eight-year-old girl on a lane in Scarcliffe, Chesterfield, in 1963 after he took her for a ride in his car.

The offence was reported last year and an investigation was launched.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Thousands expected for Ashover show

BBC Radio Derby

It's a big day in the local agricultural world today.

About 15,000 people are expected to descend upon the Rectory Fields in Ashover over the course of the day to take a look at the tractors and livestock on offer. 


It's the 85th Ashover Show today and has kicked off at 09:00 this morning.

Travel: Roads busy around Ashover Show

BBC Travel

Traffic is building in Ashover. There are queues along Amber Lane in Kelstedge at the junction with Ashover Road because of drivers heading to the Ashover Show.

City train-building 'remains strong' says Grayling

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Calling the Bombardier contract the "biggest investment in the railways since the Victorian era" was a very big statement from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Chris Grayling

He continued "By awarding this franchise to Abellio East Anglia we will improve journeys for people in East Anglia.

"Abellio's decision [to use Bombardier as a supplier] will ensure our train-building industry in Derby remains strong."

Biggest rail boost 'since Victorian era'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's more on the story of train maker Bombardier winning the contract for the East Anglia franchise.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has called it "the biggest investment in the railways since the Victorian era".

A train stands in the grounds of railway carriage manufacturer Bombardier on July 5, 2011 in Derby, United Kingdom
Getty Images

Businessman 'shot in mouth by robbers'

A Derby man was in court yesterday charged with being involved in the murder of a Birmingham businessman.

Lemar Wali, 18 of Osmaston Park Road, Derby is accused of driving the getaway car after Akhtar Javeed was shot in the mouth, leg and foot.

Akhtar Javeed
West Midlands Police

The court heard a third man, who fired the gun, was 25-year-old Tahir Zarif, of Osmaston Park Road, Derby, but he fled to Pakistan and is still at large.

More jobs for rail firm

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Bombardier MD Richard Hunter says the contract is "very positive for the team" and they would take on an extra 350 staff.

He told BBC Radio Derby the contract "will support jobs here over the coming years off the back of some of the existing orders we have taken in recent years".

Boss says contract is 'firm endorsement' of their facilities