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  1. Updates for Friday 16 September 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

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

  2. Weather: Friday night showers

    BBC Weather

    We could see further rain this evening but it should stay mainly dry overnight.

  3. Watch: Thief escapes Co-op in getaway car

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man stole a number of items from a supermarket before being driven away in a blue Ford Focus estate car, Derbyshire Police say.

    The theft happened in Repton Road, Willington, on 23 July.

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  4. Naked man spotted 'committing explicit act'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police have launched an investigation - after a woman walking her dog saw a naked man "committing an explicit act" in woodland near Linacre Reservoirs.

    The incident happened off Woodnook Lane on September 9.

    Linacre Reservoirs

    The man has been described as white with tanned skin, in his 50s with dark grey hair and a beard. He was about 5ft 10ins, of slight build, and had a tattoo on his left upper arm.

    Previous incidents have been reported and the man in those has been of a similar description, Derbyshire Police say.

  5. Police officer requirements changed

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Want to become a Derbyshire Police officer? It may now be easier for you...

    Previously, anyone applying to become an officer would have needed an educational qualification of NVQ level three, or the equivalent.

    However, the entry requirements have now been changed to allow people with relevant experience – not necessarily educational – to go for it.

    That may include work or training experience that people have gained, which is considered to be of an equivalent standard to an NVQ level three.

  6. East Midlands weather update: Less humid than of late

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Tonight will see cloud rolling back in from the east with some patchy outbreaks of rain. It'll be less humid than of late with lows of around 13C (55F).

    It will be a cloudy and damp start to Saturday with patchy light rain, however it'll become drier in the afternoon.

    On Sunday, it will be dry and bright with sunny spells developing.

  7. Watch: CCTV footage released after distraction burglary

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to after a 90-year-old woman was the victim of a distraction burglary in Ilkeston.

    The elderly woman was visited in John Street on 4 September by a man wearing a bright orange high visibility vest, who asked her for some items.

    He walked into the house before leaving a short time later. The woman later realised her purse was missing.

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  8. Police release details of man after armed robbery

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police have released the details of a man they want to speak to following an armed robbery at a supermarket last month.

    They're keen to contact Luke Monk over the knifepoint robbery at the Co-op in Draycott Road, Sawley, on 23 August.

    Two men - one of whom was wearing a motorcycle helmet - went into the store at about 22:00 and threatened staff. They made off with cigarettes and money and fled on a motorbike or motorised scooter.

    Mr Monk, 28, has links to Hyson Green, Beeston and Long Eaton.  

    Luke Monk
  9. Facebook: Tram plans 'all talk'


    Today's tram story has certainly got you talking on Facebook...

    Phil Hunt is urging us all to "get real".

    "It won't happen it's all talk, we haven't got the money to run the water features in the city even flower beds can't be maintained never mind setting up this tram system! Come on get real," he wrote.

    Meanwhile, Edward Hicklin quipped: "Checks calendar to make sure it's not April 1st..." 

  10. Preview: Bristol City v Derby County

    BBC Sport

    And for the sake of balance, here's a preview of tomorrow's clash between Bristol City and Derby County.

    Bristol City are winless in their last six league meetings against Derby - but the Rams are not in great form themselves, lying just one place above the relegation zone.

    Nigel Pearson

    Defender Jason Shackell has been ruled out with a calf problem, while forward Johnny Russell is also out with a calf injury.

    However, James Wilson should be fit and Andreas Weimann and Abdoul Camara are back in training.

  11. Two women admit keeping Derby brothel

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Two women have pleaded guilty to keeping a brothel in Derby.

    Junkasam Chaipikum, 31, and Srisuda Krongkrathok, 36, of no fixed abode, were arrested in James Close on 7 September and later charged.

    They appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today via video link.

    James Close

    The pair were remanded in custody following the hearing. They will be sentenced at Derby Crown Court on 7 October.  

  12. Preview: Burton Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow.

    Ben Turner will be serving a one-match ban and fellow defender Kyle McFadzean is also suspended.

    John Mousinho (hamstring) is still out, Lucas Akins and Tom Flanagan are doubts and on-loan striker Chris O'Grady is ineligible to face his parent club.

    Nigel Clough
  13. Burglars steal 30p in break-in

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    I did scoff when I first saw this - then I realised a PlayStation 4, jewellery, a digital camera (among other items) were also taken from a property in Booth Street, Alvaston, on 9 September.

    Maybe the burglars needed change for the bus?

  14. Ministry of Justice apologises to mother

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Ms Woodings said the Ministry of Justice has written to her to apologise - and inform her that £10m is being invested into schemes to prevent self-harming in prisons. 

    "Nothing's going to bring my son back, but if this helps awareness... if it saves one person's life, a whole family doesn't have to feel the way my family felt," she said.

    Cindy Woodings
  15. Over £1m in funding secured for Peak District firms

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    More than £1m of funding has been secured by the Peak District's official tourist board. 

    The board says the cash will be used to encourage cycling and promote local products. 

    They estimate about 400 businesses will benefit from the funding over the next three years.

    Peak District
  16. Rail Minister 'gives first public speech'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Rail Minister Paul Maynard is giving his first public speech in the role, reporter Chris Doidge tells me.

    After listening to BBC Radio Derby this morning, he said the Nottingham to Derby tram is a "great example" of how cities should be working together.

    Rail Minister Paul Maynard

    I'm told he was listening to a question here, not staring forlornly into the distance...

  17. Council leaders 'must get a grip'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    If that earlier update was music to your ears, here's the audio...

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    Video caption: Derby City Council 'becoming increasingly dysfunctional'
  18. Mum campaigning for prisons to tackle mental health

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A Derby mum's campaigning for more to be done to tackle mental health in prisons - after her son hanged himself at Lincoln Prison.

    Luke McDonnell, 29, was taken to hospital but died five days later in June 2015.

    Cindy Woodings said an inquest into his death heard the prison did not follow correct safeguarding procedures.

    Luke McDonnell
  19. PCC defends voter ID decision

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has defended voting against a pilot scheme aimed at reducing election fraud. 

    The proposal for Derby to try out compulsory ID for voters at council elections was rejected by the city council, with Labour using their majority to defeat the idea. 

    Hardyl Dhindsa (below) said: "I want all 50 recommendations - when the government has considered them - not to be piloted, to be implemented in Derby."

    Hardyal Dhindsa
  20. Voter ID rejection 'a missed opportunity'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The Liberal Democrats leader Ruth Skelton, who suggested the idea of Derby putting itself forward for the pilot, said the rejection represents a missed opportunity.

    "We just need to be real," she said. "We have a problem, we need to address it and that's all I wanted to do."

    Derbyshire Police say they're continuing to investigate a number of allegations relating to May's local elections in the city.