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  1. Updates for Friday 9 September 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates for Derbyshire have now ended and we'll be back on Monday with all your news, travel, weather and sport from 08:00.   

  2. Burton boss misses out on manager award

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough has missed on August's Manager of the Month award - unsurprisingly, it's gone to Huddersfield boss David Wagner instead, who has guided his side to the top of the Championship. 

    Nigel Clough
  3. Appeal after BMW motorbike theft

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire Police has launched an appeal for information over the theft of a BMW motorbike this morning.

    The blue and white BMW S1000 was taken from the garage of a house on Nunsfield Drive in Alvaston between 00:30 and 00:40 after the house was burgled and the bike's keys and helmet were stolen. 

    It's thought the burglar rode off on the bike towards Elvaston Castle.

    BMW motorbike
  4. Peaty-inspired boy, 10, swims for ill friend

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A 10-year-old boy is set to swim 400 lengths of the pool at Uttoxeter Leisure Centre after being inspired by Olympic champion Adam Peaty.

    Finlay Bointon met the Uttoxeter gold medallist when he returned from the Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

    His mum, Karen, said the swim will raise money to help a friend who has cancer.

    Adam Peaty
  5. Police 'should have arrested boxer'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    In a statement, Mr Randhawa's family also noted the jury's conclusion that Derbyshire Police missed opportunities to arrest Mitchell despite numerous breaches of his bail. 

    They said: "As a family we will always be haunted by not knowing what might have happened if Mr Mitchell had been arrested as he should have been."

  6. Roadworks spark further bypass pleas

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Fresh calls have been made for a bypass in Ashbourne after long delays caused by roadworks.

    Traffic lights on Buxton Hill have been installed while pavement resurfacing takes place - but that has created tailbacks.

    Shannon Bent, who works at the Tunnel Café, said the town has "major congestion problems" without the new roadworks.

    The work will be finished by next Friday.

  7. Council's plea for snow wardens

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    This is tantamount to shops putting up Christmas decorations - it's September. I suppose it's good planning but you can probably tell I'm not a "four pay days 'till Christmas" kind of guy.


    Volunteers are being asked to sign up to Derbyshire County Council's snow warden scheme to help clear snow and ice in their local areas.

    Last year, 77 town and parish councils took part in the scheme.

    Snow wardens
  8. East Midlands weather update: A breezy night

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be breezy with spells of rain spreading eastwards, with some heavy bursts likely in the early hours.

    Meanwhile, Saturday will be cloudy with occasional rain gradually clearing.  

  9. CCTV appeal after five cars damaged

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police appealing for information after five parked cars were damaged on Hill Top in Bolsover have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to.

    The vehicles were damaged sometime overnight between 28 and 29 August.

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  10. Convicted burglar absconds from prison

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Convicted burglar Patrick Gilheaney has absconded from Sudbury Prison in Derbyshire.

    Gilheaney, 26, who is serving a seven-and-a-half year sentence, was found to be missing from the open prison at 20:15 yesterday.

    He is described as 5ft 7ins tall, with green eyes, short black hair and is of medium build.

    He has connections to the Loughborough area.

    Patrick Gilheaney
  11. Colin Bloomfield sun shade timeline

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Before he died, Colin Bloomfield put his name to the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal, which has raised more than £170,000.

    That money helped teach thousands of school children about the dangers of the sun and paid for the sun shade in Alvaston as well as the UK's first public UV sun meter in Markeaton Park.

    Colin Bloomfield

    The West Park site is due to be the second sun shade and UV meter installed as a result of the appeal.  

  12. Vandals attack site of Colin Bloomfield sun shade

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Vandals have attacked a sun shade being put up in West Park in Long Eaton in memory of BBC presenter Colin Bloomfield, who died in 2015 from skin cancer.

    A part of the wooden structure has been stripped off and burned, while a digger being used to build it has also been smashed up.

    Damage at West Park
    Damage at West Park

    Erewash Borough Council says it shouldn't delay the launch of the shade in October.

  13. Arson arrests after car fire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Two men have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of arson after a car fire in Chesterfield.

    It comes after a Jaguar XK Dynamic R was believed to have been set alight deliberately in the B&Q car park at the Spire Walk Business Park on September 1.

    A 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, both from Chesterfield, remain on bail pending further inquiries.

  14. Your views: 'Sort out' school staff pay row


    You've been having your say on the news that Unison has rejected Derby City Council's latest pay offer for school support staff.

    The union announced members will be striking next Wednesday which will see several schools shut.

    Derek Bale wrote: "Parents should consider whether it is possible to take action either against the Council as an official body or against the individual Councillors involved in this dispute for failing to meet their statutory obligation to teach the children."

    School support staff strikes

    Darren Stone added: "All talk about the government opening grammar schools to make education better , they need to sort out pay for the existing staff first and concentrate on the kids of today .... I'd like to see MPs and councillers pay cut instead of a healthy rise every year and see how they like it."  

  15. Burton prepare to take on Wolves

    BBC Sport

    Meanwhile, on the other side of the A38, Burton Albion are set to play Wolves for the first time.

    Ivan Cavaleiro
  16. Derby manager has 'seen a reaction' in training

    BBC Sport

    Yesterday we told you that Derby County boss Nigel Pearson was "confident" results would change - after the Rams' poor start to the season which sees them currently in 18th in the Championship.

    Here's more from the manager ahead of Derby's Saturday evening clash against Newcastle United.

    Nigel Pearson
  17. Hospital failings 'contributed' to manslaughter victim's death

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A teenager who died after hitting his head on a concrete path following an assault by a Derby boxer was placed on a faulty ventilator, starving him of oxygen, an inquest has heard.

    Jagdip Randhawa (below), 19, from London, died after the attack by Clifton Ty Mitchell during a night out in Leeds in October 2011. Mitchell, who was jailed for seven years after being convicted of manslaughter, was on bail for another violent offence at the time.

    Jagdip Randhawa

    A jury at Wakefield Coroner's Court concluded failings at Leeds General Infirmary contributed to his death.

    The jury concluded that these failing by the hospital were not "gross" and this did not amount to unlawful killing in this respect.

  18. Warehouse man 'died in pool of blood'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    During the robbery on 3 February, fast food supply manager and grandfather Mr Javeed was shot in the neck "at point-blank range" at a warehouse in the Digbeth area of Birmingham as he tried to flee the scene.

    He was shot four times in both legs, his mouth and throat, allegedly by Mr Zarif.

    The 56-year-old victim was still bound at the wrists with the cable ties when the prosecution say he "died where he lay, in a pool of blood".

    Direct Source 3 building

    Prosecutors say Mr Mistry, 26, was one of two gunmen who raided the Direct Source 3 premises, while co-accused 19-year-old Mr Wali is said to have driven the getaway car, before later helping to clear up evidence of the crime.

    Jurors have also been told by the prosecution that "inside man" Sander van Aalten, of Kyrwicks Lane, Birmingham, has already admitted conspiracy to rob the warehouse. A fifth man was cleared of any wrongdoing during the trial.

  19. Jury out in warehouse murder trial

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A jury has retired to consider verdicts in the trial of two men accused of taking part in a botched robbery in which company director Akhtar Javeed (below) was shot dead.

    Suraj Mistry, from Leicester, and Lemar Wali, from Osmaston Park Road in Derby, deny murder, conspiracy to rob a warehouse and two counts each of possession of a pistol with intent to cause fear or violence.

    Akhtar Javeed

    A third man, Tahir Zarif, also of Osmaston Road in Derby, is said to have "played a central role", with the prosecution alleging it was he who pulled the trigger on Mr Javeed.

    At the start of the trial, the jury was told that Mr Zarif was believed to have boarded a plane for Pakistan.