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  1. Stabbed backpacker 'feared sexual exploitation', says mother
  2. 'Altercation' led to Derby manager's suspension
  3. Derby coach leaves club, the BBC understands
  4. Sister of India death woman 'furious' at inquiry result
  5. Derby man jailed over warehouse death
  6. Updates for Wednesday 28 September 2016

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By Alex Smith

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

  2. Weather: Brighter further east

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    As you can see from this satellite image, there's a lot of cloud in the west but brighter skies in the east and for 28 September it’s warm – currently 21C in some parts of East Midlands – usually we are around 15/16C. 

    But it’s breezy and the winds will pick up ahead of a cold front tonight.


    Remaining dry this afternoon with cloud continuing to increase from the northwest, best of the brighter skies further east. 

    Moderate south westerly winds continue to pick up with highs of 21C (70F).

  3. Jewellery and cash stolen from house

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Two rings, cash and passports have been stolen from a house in Spondon.

    A burglar broke into a house in Locko Road between 13:45 and 14:00 on Friday, 9 September.

    A neighbour called police when he saw a man in the garden of the burgled house. 

    The burglar is described as white, aged around 30, about 5ft 10ins tall and stocky.

    He wore a grey zip-up hooded top and a baseball cap showing short, dark hair underneath.

  4. Steam mop among items burgled

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A steam mop and electrical items were among a number of items stolen in a burglary at a house on Hill Crest Road in Chaddesden between 15:00 and 22:00 on 23 September.

  5. Weather Watchers: Brailsford

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This, taken in Brailsford by Anne at 10:30 this morning, is rather lovely isn't it?

    Look at it and take a deep breath. I instantly feel more relaxed - don't know about you (maybe it's just me).

    Feel free to send us your pictures of Derbyshire... 

  6. Call for foster carers to look after refugee children

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire County Council has responded to the government's request to look after "a small number" of refugee children from the likes of Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea - and is urging foster carers to come forward and help.

    Councillor Jim Coyle, cabinet member for children's services, said: "We've formed a partnership with other organisations to develop a scheme to accommodate these children who have been separated from their families and faced the kind of trauma.. .we can only imagine and are now appealing for foster carers to help us look after them," he said.

  7. Three tablets stolen in burglary

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Burglars broke into a house through a kitchen window and stole three tablet computers, Derbyshire Police said.

    The break-in occurred at a property in Stafford Street, Derby, between midnight and 07:20 yesterday morning.

    A Bush tablet, a Samsung tablet and an Amazon Kindle Fire were taken. 

  8. Killed badger's carcass 'thrown into bushes at cricket club'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A badger was shot and killed - and its carcass was then thrown into bushes at the back of a cricket club, Derbyshire Police said.

    The force said the badger was found injured but alive at Ashover Cricket Club, in Milken Lane, at about 07:50 on 23 September.

    The person who found it contacted Mid Derbyshire Badger Watch, who then called one of Derbyshire Police’s wildlife crime officers.

    But by the time officers arrived, at about 10:00, the badger had been killed. It is an offence to kill, injure or take a badger.

    Ashover Cricket Club
  9. New twist in £1.4m Derby sex scandal

    Derby Telegraph

    The Derby Telegraph reports that bosses at a national watchdog have been reprimanded in the continuing fallout from a Derby NHS sex scandal which cost the taxpayer £1.4m.

    The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO), which deals with complaints about NHS services, has been criticised in a top-level investigation.

  10. Australian farms 'need a good reputation,' expert says

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Stefan Wathan, chief executive of the Year Out Group, has been speaking about regulation and says the majority of farms would want to appeal to travellers. 

    "I don't think it is in the best interests of farmers to have bad practice on their farm," he said.

    "Having people getting injured earns them a bad reputation and the Australian economy relies on working holiday visas."

  11. Australian PM 'monitoring' backpacker's murder case

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Rosie Ayliffe is campaigning for greater regulation of farms in Australia following her daughter's death.

    Mia Ayliffe Chung

    She says the authorities are aware of her campaign but have yet to give her feedback on it. 

    Ms Ayliffe also understands Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be "watching the media" for any developments in her daughter's case. 

  12. Mia Ayliffe-Chung feared 'sexual exploitation', mother says

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The mother of murdered Derbyshire backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung has told BBC Radio 4 she believes her daughter was "worried about sexual exploitation" in the days before her death. 

    Rosie Ayliffe and a well wisher

    Rosie Ayliffe (pictured left), told Woman's Hour her daughter was aware of "dangers" and avoided one farm "because they only took young girls".

    Mia had been doing farm work to earn a second Australian visa when she was stabbed. 

  13. Deaf refugee boy, 6, 'saved' by Derby school

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A nice video on yesterday's story about a deaf six-year-old refugee - whose life was "saved by a school".

    Video content

    Video caption: Deaf refugee boy, 6, 'saved' by Derby school
  14. Police tracing man who tried to restrain suspect

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police are trying to trace a man who tried to restrain a suspect who was allegedly causing a disturbance and carrying a "weapon" in Chesterfield.

    Officers received reports of a man shouting at people, damaging shop shutters and vehicles on Saturday, August 27 at about 20:45 in Stevenson Place and Holywell Street.

    A 43-year-old man, from Dunston, was detained on suspicion of a public order offence and bailed.

    Police believe a man tried to restrain the suspect near The Rutland Arms.

  15. Beast of Bolsover steps down from committee

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner has stepped down from Labour’s national executive committee (NEC), it has been announced.

    Dennis Skinner
  16. Man traced by police charged

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man officers were tracing in connection with an assault on two women has been arrested in Nottingham and charged.

    Leon Davis, 33, was detained and has now been charged with wounding, common assault, aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, criminal damage and possessing an offensive weapon.

    He will appear at Derby Crown Court next month.

    Derbyshire Police had previously issued an appeal to trace him after two women were allegedly assaulted in the early hours of Saturday 13 August in Rowena Close, Alvaston.

  17. East Midlands weather update: Winds to strengthen tonight

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Winds will strengthen tonight and some rain will move in for a time. However, this should clear before dawn.

    Tomorrow will be a bright and breezy day with plenty of sunshine - and the risk of an isolated shower in the afternoon. Highs of 17C (63F).

  18. Did you see strange white circling lights?

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A number of witnesses have contacted the Derbyshire Times, claiming to have seen white flashing lights in the sky, the newspaper reports.

    Stars? The moon? Or had these residents eaten "special brownies"?