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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 23 September 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

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 but we'll be back on Monday with all your news, travel, weather and sport from 08:00.      

  2. Orchestra taking inflatable venue on tour

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A Derby orchestra is taking its inflatable venue on tour next summer thanks to an £160,000 grant from Arts Council England. 

    Sinfonia Viva says it'll use the money to take its shows to parts of the country that wouldn't normally hold classical concerts. 

    Sinfonia Viva's inflatable venue
  3. Former Derbyshire bowler retires

    BBC Sport

    Seam bowler Andy Carter has announced his retirement from first-class cricket after a seven-year career.

    Carter played for Hampshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. 

    Andy Carter
  4. East Midlands weather update: Highs of 21C tomorrow

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Charlie Slater is back from the Crucible to give you an East Midlands weather update...

    He says tonight will be a warmer night than last night, with temperatures falling to 11C (52F), while tomorrow will see more cloud around through the daytime - and it will be breezy too.

    However, it should stay dry and will be occasionally bright until the evening when rain will push in from the west. Highs of 21C (70F). 

  5. Man cut chasing thieves

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man was cut chasing two people who tried to break into his garage, police said.

    At about 22:50 on Sunday, the man was at his home in Goathland Road, Stenson Fields, when he disturbed two offenders.

    He chased them on to Fox Close near the electricity substation.

    After a brief fight between the three, one of the offenders cut the victim's arm with a knife before fleeing. One man ran in the direction of the Stenson Fields pub, while the other ran towards Tregony Way and Grampian Way.

  6. Derby and Burton prepare for weekend action

    BBC Sport

    Struggling Derby County take on Blackburn at home - and could be without goalkeeper Scott Carson (pictured), who is a doubt with a stomach bug. 

    Meanwhile, Burton Albion - who aren't doing much better in 17th - visit second-placed Norwich City. 

    Scott Carson
  7. Council 'will consider any viable option' on railway

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derby City Council has responded by saying it will consider any long-term, viable proposal to install and operate a new light railway at Markeaton Park. 

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    Video caption: End of the line for Markeaton Park Light Railway
  8. Ex-Rams striker arrested over restaurant incident

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Former Derby County striker Kenny Miller has been arrested in connection with an alleged disturbance at a restaurant, hours after his team lost 5-1 to Celtic.  

  9. MPs and shareholders 'unconvinced' by Sports Direct changes

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Paul Blomfield, a member of the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) committee which grilled Mike Ashley (below) in June, said: "What our committee wanted to happen was for the company to seriously address what was, not just problems around the edges, but systemic labour exploitation in the workplace. 

    "Whether Mr Ashley is the person to do that - given the evidence he gave to our committee - is yet to be seen."

    Mike Ashley

    Mike Fox, from shareholder Royal London Asset Management, isn't impressed with today's board changes either: "The installation of Mike Ashley as chief executive, consolidating his influence at the top of the business, is unlikely to reassure anyone."  

  10. Woman 'pushed to ground by scruffy robber'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A woman was pushed to the ground during a robbery outside a block of flats, Derbyshire Police said.

    The victim saw a man loitering behind her as she walked along City Road on Wednesday at about 22:10. 

    A short time later, he approached her and demanded her handbag.

    The robber then took the woman’s purse and ran off towards the Waterside Inn in Mansfield Road.

    The man is described as white, about 5ft 8ins, aged about 30 and of skinny build. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie and light trousers, and was described as "scruffy".

  11. Derby felt a 'truly European city'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derby Festé artistic director Stephen Munn said he is "delighted" the Sarruga Dragons are coming back to the city centre.

    "We wanted to recapture the excitement and sense of wonder that everyone felt at that first festival back in 2007," he said.

    "People still talk about the Sarruga Dragons as they were a spectacle that had never previously been witnessed in Derby. The main feedback was that... Derby felt like a truly European city. It raised the bar for arts and culture in the city."

  12. Derby Festé marks 10th anniversary

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derby Festé is returning to the city centre today for the 10th time.

    The event first arrived in Derby in September 2007 to mark the opening of the now intu Derby shopping centre.

    Tonight's headline act will see the return of the giant robotic Sarruga Dragons that appeared at the first Festé. 

    Sounds rather apocalyptic, doesn't it?

    Derby Feste
  13. 'Crash for cash' costs county millions

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has called for urgent work into "crash for cash" collisions - after a report revealed they cost the Derbyshire economy millions of pounds a year.

    "Crash for cash" is a term given to fraudulent activity in which someone deliberately instigates a crash or generates the paperwork for a fake crash in order to claim money for vehicle damage and other costs.

    The crime costs Derbyshire £5.4m per year, according to statistics from the Insurance Fraud Bureau combined with population estimates.     

    Hardyal Dhindsa
  14. Madsen hits 100 as Derbyshire reach 215-5

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Wayne Madsen became the first Derbyshire batsman to score six centuries in a season since 2009 today - but they still trail Worcestershire by 12 runs...

    Click here to keep up with every ball. 

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  15. Four men sought in historical sex case contact police

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire Police say four men who were sought over a 1993 sex offence allegation have contacted officers.

    Det Con Chris Ronayne said: "[I] would like to reiterate that none of them are suspects in the case.

    "I would like anyone that worked at the Grandstand pub in Chaddesden in the early 1990s to contact me as they may have valuable information that could help with our investigation."

  16. Mother's eulogy to Mia

    Quentin Rayner

    East Midlands Today chief news reporter

    "She embraced the world. She had a generosity of spirit. She was a caring loving soul who loved caring for children.

    "Her year in Australia was her happiest ever.

    "People have told me since Mia's death they are holding their dearest tighter.

    "Tom Jackson showed extraordinary bravery and paid the ultimate price for someone he barely knew. It was a testament to his compassion.

    "We must try and find ways to make her memory live on through acts of kindness.

    "The girl with the smile lives on."

    Rosie Ayliffe and Mia Ayliffe-Chung
  17. Mamma mia!

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    And here's more examples of the type of graffiti seen at Black Rocks (Mario was seen in May this year).

    I'm told this has been a problem for decades, so how can it be tackled?

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Mario graffiti at Black Rocks
    Black Rocks vandalism
  18. Previous vandalism at Black Rocks

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    It would appear the issue of graffiti at Cromford's Black Rocks is a long-standing one.

    This picture, captured by Richard, was apparently taken on 22 September 2013, pretty much three years ago.

    Black Rocks past vandalism