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  1. Updates for Monday 3 October 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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

  2. East Midlands weather update: More cloud than last night

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A little weather update for you as we head into tonight...  

    More cloud than last night will prevent temperatures falling quite as low. However, there will still be some limited clear periods as well and it will remain dry. 

  3. What's the word on the bird?

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    I'm sure the little critter appreciated it, Brian. Anyone know what it is?   

  4. 'Unfazed' bird spotted in garden

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Thanks to Brian Amos, from Breaston in Derbyshire, for sending this through...

    Mr Amos says this bird was spotted in the front garden of a house in Breaston.

    "It was eagerly feeding on plants and insects and made no attempt to fly away or move even when approached by three of us," he said.

    "Not being a 'twitcher', curious to know what it is and is it an over fly visitor taking a breather? We put out a bowl of water."

  5. CCTV of man released after assault

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A poorer example of CCTV here...

    Police have released CCTV images of a man wanted by police in connection with an assault at a pizza shop in Derby.

    The assault is believed to have taken place on 24 July in City Pizza on the Wardwick after a verbal altercation between a man and another man.

    CCTV of man
  6. Prisoner who absconded from HMP Sudbury jailed again

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A prisoner who absconded from prison while serving a four-year sentence for drugs offences has been jailed for a further eight months.

    Shawn Khera, 27, absconded from HMP Sudbury in May but was recaptured by Lincolnshire Police in August.

    Shawn Khera
  7. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    • Judicial review application over decision on Kedleston homes plan
    • Derby businessman hit with £912k confiscation order
    • Burglar tackled by 'three musketeers' over 70 'was in home of dead mother-in-law'
    • Second homes clampdown 'could be replicated across country'
    • Actor Robert Lindsay 'second person to be given borough honour' 
  8. Judicial review application over decision on Kedleston homes plan

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Campaigners have filed for a judicial review over the decision to potentially allow hundreds of homes to be built near a Grade I listed estate in Derbyshire. 

    Catesby Estates was granted permission to build 400 homes near Kedleston Hall following a public inquiry in July.  

    Now Kedleston Voice is aiming for a judicial review into the planning inspector's decision.

    Kedleston Hall
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A511 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A511 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, at B586 Midway Road.

    A511 Derbyshire - A511 Burton Road in Swadlincote closed and very slow traffic in both directions at Masons Arms Traffic Lights, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  10. Burglar jailed after Royal British Legion break-in

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A burglar has been jailed after admitting burglary at a branch of the Royal British Legion in Melbourne.

    The break-in occurred at the branch in Derby Road on September 20 and was captured on CCTV.

    Mark Seaton, 38, of Long Eaton, was recognised by a police officer and arrested a few days later.

    Insp Kate Bateman said the case shows the value of good quality CCTV. Too right, but why should those who can't afford it have to settle for "bad CCTV"? Let me know what you think.

    Mark Seaton
  11. Road project takes step forward with new bridge

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A project which council officials say will pave the way for a multimillion-pound business and housing development near Burton has taken a step forward with the construction of a new bridge.

    The Branston Locks development will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes and a 50-acre employment site, which will be known as Quintus. 

    The bridge, once built, will take traffic from the A38 over the Trent and Mersey Canal to the development on a "realigned" Branston Road.

    Branston Locks roads
  12. Two men who attacked man with bat jailed

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    And, keeping with the good news stories...

    Two men who stormed into a house, restrained a man and attacked him with a wooden bat have been jailed for a total of six years.

    Robert Clarke and Jermaine Sinfield raided the house in Scarsdale Street, Carr Vale, in the early hours of August 22.

    The pair then took mobile phones and left, leaving the victim with cuts that needed hospital treatment.

    Jermaine Sinfield and Robert Clarke
  13. Two dashcams stolen from Halfords

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police investigating the theft of two dashboard cameras (known as dashcams) have released pictures of a woman they want to speak to.

    CCTV image

    The theft is alleged to have taken place at Halfords, in Sheffield Road, at about 12:30 on September 5.   

  14. Play on decline of cricketer coming to Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A stage play about the decline of former England and Northamptonshire batsman Colin Milburn - who lost an eye in a car accident aged 28 - is coming to Derbyshire Cricket Club's ground as part of its nationwide tour.

    When the Eye Has Gone will be performed at the Cub on 9 November. 

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  15. Derby businessman hit with £912k confiscation order

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    One of the bosses of a criminal network has been ordered to pay back more than £912,000 after being jailed for seven years.

    Jaswinder Sahota, 51, from Derby, admitted conspiracy to import Class B drugs in 2013 and was convicted of money laundering and mortgage fraud offences. 

    He headed the business side of the network - which was caught trying to smuggle 85 litres of amphetamine hydrochloride, which had the potential to be converted into over 180kg of amphetamine powder with a street value in excess of £7m.

    He has three months to pay back the cash.

  16. Plane 'left without terminally ill woman'

    Derby Telegraph

    A disabled Derby woman watched her flight home from holiday take off without her as she sat in a lift that was supposed to take her up to the plane, the Derby Telegraph reports.

  17. Weather Watchers: Hathersage

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Great picture taken this afternoon. Hopefully bitchilly wasn't feeling like his username up there...

  18. CCTV of man released after theft

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police have issued CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a theft from a shop in Belper.

    The force said a man entered the Wilkinson's store on King Street at about 13:30 on 8 September and selected an iron from the shelf.

    He left the store without paying and turned right, along the A6 and down Derwent Street where he got into a waiting car.

    Belper theft
  19. 'Problem address' closed down by police

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police have closed down a "problem address" in The Cloisters, Burton, following "three to four months" of complaints relating to anti-social behaviour, noise and drug misuse.

    The closure order was granted by Burton magistrates on 28 September and will be in place until 27 December.

    The order prohibits anyone, including the occupant, being on the premises. Anyone found there will be arrested.

    Sgt Mark Kitchen, from Staffordshire Police, said: "This result should stand as a clear warning that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and will take robust action to tackle problem addresses and individuals."