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  1. Updates for Tuesday 15 November 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Sandish Shoker

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Live updates for Derbyshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Mainly dry night ahead

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

A mainly dry night with clearer spells in more northern areas, cloudier skies further south.


Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for the day:

  • A community group in Holbrook is hoping to raise £250,000 to buy shares in their village pub
  • Police have released CCTV of a hammer-wielding robber who stole cash and scratchcards in Long Eaton 
  • Alfreton Town assistant manager Russ O'Neil says the team is ready for tonight's FA Cup replay at Newport County

Developer doubts community can raise pub cash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Proposals to turn the Holbrook pub into a house and build eight more homes on the land around it were rejected by Amber Valley Council last night.

The developer, Ian McNair, has always said he would appeal a rejection of the plan and previously said he doubted the community group would be able to raise the money needed to buy the pub.

Amber Valley council

Residents hope to own village pub

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Stephanie Limb, from the community group behind the bid to save The Spotted Cow, told BBC Radio Derby the money they raise will be put into a holding account.  

She said if they are successful with their bid the investors will go on to become shareholders and part own the pub.

Residents vow to buy pub after homes plan rejected

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A community group in Holbrook, near Belper, is hoping to launch a share offer to buy The Spotted Cow pub after plans to build houses on the site were refused by the borough council last night.

The developer might appeal the planning decision but members of the Holbrook Community Society say they will now try to raise £250,000 to buy the pub.

Spotted Cow

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A tyre fire in Ripley is causing a large plume of smoke across the A38 
  • Police have released a CCTV video of a man wanted over a hammer armed robbery in Long Eaton
  • Alfreton Town assistant manager Russ O'Neil says the team will give tonight's FA Cup replay their best shot

Derbyshire captain 'confident' of 2017 success

BBC Derby Sport

Derbyshire vice captain Gary Wilson has told us he is hopeful of a good 2017 for the team.

He said: "I’m confident together, with our destiny in our own hands, we can push for a successful 2017.” 

Gary Wilson
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Pudsey visits sick children

Sally Pepper

BBC Radio Derby presenter

It's been a great afternoon hanging out with this dude at the Derbyshire Children's Hospital today.


CCTV footage of hammer horror

Shocking footage of a hammer robbery in Long Eaton which has been released by police this afternoon.

People advised to keep windows and doors closed

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Steve Wells from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has tweeted this photo of the large plume of smoke around Asher Lane in Ripley.

He advised people nearby to keep their windows and doors shut.

Asher Lane, Ripley
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Tyres on fire in Ripley

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you can see the smoke over the A38 in Ripley, this is where it is coming from. 

Firefighters have been tackling tyres on fire in Asher Lane.

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Man wanted over hammer armed robbery

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police have released footage of a hammer-wielding robber who threatened staff at a Long Eaton supermarket before making off with scratchcards and cash from the tills.

The robbery happened back in October at the Co-op in Grasmere Road and police are trying to find the man in the CCTV.

Long Eaton robbery
Derbyshire Constabulary

Council welcomes Long Eaton proposal

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The new proposals on the HS2 route that could see a viaduct built over Long Eaton to accommodate the line have been welcomed by Erewash Borough Council. 

Leader, Chris Corbett, told BBC Radio Derby it had been "dreadful" waiting to hear what would happen but said he was glad to have a bit of certainty now.


He said he was glad an option that wouldn't "sever Long Eaton in half" was being considered and consulted on.

Travel: Smoke slows traffic on A38

BBC Travel

There are delays on the A38 in Ripley due to smoke blowing across the road.

Listen: Tom Webb mother on knife angel sculpture

BBC Radio 5 live

The mother of Tom Webb, who was stabbed to death in Derby city centre, says an angel sculpture made out of knives sends a "clear message" and should encourage people to ditch their weapons.

The sculpture is made up of around 100,000 weapons either confiscated by police or handed to officers.

Reds await news on striker injury

BBC Derby Sport

Alfreton Town are waiting on the fitness of Craig Westcarr for tonight's trip to Newport County in the FA Cup first round replay.

The striker limped off during Saturday's defeat at Bradford Park Avenue.

Craig Westcarr
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Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Less than half of complaints against Derbyshire police investigated

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Other stats released by the IPCC today show in Derbyshire, 42% of complaints were investigated and 46% were dealt with through the local resolution process. 

The IPCC said it upheld 29% of appeals made about Derbyshire Constabulary's complaint investigations, which amounts to six out of 21.


Small drop in police complaints

BBC Radio Derby

There's been a slight decrease in the number of complaints being made about Derbyshire Constabulary, but more people are appealing against their outcome. 

There were 441 complaints in 2015 to 16 - that's 3% less than last year but 9% more appeals. 

The figures have come from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) which said there's too much inconsistency in the way forces across the country handle complaints.

Your views: 'HS2 runs very close to M1'


Some of you have been commenting on our Facebook page about the HS2 route.

Carey Shelton wrote: "Runs close to the M1? They are going to have to MOVE parts of the motorway for this ! Prepare yourself for 10 years of hell and a £80 BILLION price tag or get involved with protest groups in your area!"

Ray Bown added: "Waste of money."

Audis stolen on same day

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Two Audi cars were stolen on Friday from outside houses in Derby Road, Stanley.

One theft happened some time between midday and 15:00 and the second between 20:00 and 21:15 after burglars broke into houses and stole the keys.

Striker returns for Reds' FA Cup replay

BBC Sport

It's a huge game for Alfreton Town tonight as they replay their first-round FA Cup tie against Newport County.

For Alfreton, striker Adam Priestley will be back after international duty with Gibraltar on Sunday and Paul Clayton could return after serving a three-match ban for a red card.

Alfreton Town

Traffic and planners to work closer together

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you yesterday about how the traffic lights at Kingsway Retail Park were not going to be switched back on after the chaos it caused earlier this year.

Today, Councillor Asaf Afsal, cabinet member for cohesion and integration at Derby City Council, told us he was asking the traffic department and planners to work closer together to avoid any repeats of the traffic problems.


Extra police in city centre after bike complaints

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police are setting up extra patrols in Derby city centre following reports of young people on bikes causing a nuisance and cycling between pedestrians.

Ch Insp Richard Smith said: “We have become increasingly concerned about this behaviour as it is clear that the action of those on the bikes is becoming intimidating to those going about their legitimate business in the city.   

Derbyshire police
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Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • The HS2 route through the East Midlands has been confirmed by the government today
  • The city council says a second entrance and exit to the Kingsway Retail Park will be the "perfect solution" to traffic problems
  • Alfreton Town face League Two's Newport County tonight in an FA Cup replay

Police launched mobile phone campaign yesterday

Changes to HS2 route in region

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

Here's the HS2 changes for the East Midlands with no tunnel under the airport and changes for Long Eaton and Measham in Leicestershire too.

And it now goes through Chesterfield

HS2 changes
Department for Transport

Derby Christmas lights switch-on winner 'stunned' with honour

BBC Radio Derby

The winner of Intu Derby's 'Christmas Star' competition said she's stunned to be given the honour of turning on its Christmas lights at the weekend.

Intu Derby

Caroline Blake from Duffield was nominated after saving a child's life, and receiving a nomination for the Bishop of Derby's Badge. 

Caroline also volunteers with Derby County's Community Trust, helping to raise funds for its disability sports programme. 

Campaigners: Rail route will be 'miserable' for residents

Your photos: Supermoon over Chaddesden

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

This has to be one of my favourite photos of the supermoon last night.

Weather Watcher Peter was lucky enough to get a good view of it over Chaddesden.


Car stripped of bumper in Hathersage car park

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police are trying to find the people responsible after a VW car was stripped of its bumper while it was parked at the Oddfellows car park in Hathersage.

It happened on Tuesday 8 November between 08:00 and 08:50.

Bumper car
Derbyshire Police

Council boss: Chesterfield inclusion is 'game changer'

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derbyshire County Council leader Anne Western said: "The proposals for serving Chesterfield with high speed trains is a game-changer for the Derbyshire economy."  

Alfreton Town ready for FA Cup challenge

BBC Derby Sport

Alfreton Town are facing League Two's bottom side Newport County again in the FA Cup after a 1-1 draw in the first match.

The winner will face League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle in the second round. 

Russ O'Neil

Assistant manager Russ O'Neil said the team are "battered and bruised" but are ready for the challenge.

Chesterfield MP backs HS2 route

Final decision won't be until next year

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's a map of the planned HS2 route through Long Eaton.

A final decision isn't going to be made until next year, with the proposed second phase due to be completed by 2033.

Long Eaton route
Department for Transport

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • The final route for the HS2 through Derbyshire has been confirmed with a line running through Long Eaton
  • Creating a second entrance and exit to the Kingsway Retail Park has been described as the "perfect" solution to traffic problems there by the city council
  • Alfreton Town get a second crack at League Two's bottom side Newport County in the FA Cup after a 1-1 draw in the first game  

East Midlands HS2 station to be in Toton

The final route shows the East Midlands hub station for the HS2 route will be in Toton, on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and will not go under East Midlands Airport now as was originally planned.

Department for Transport

Broken heating closes school

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Copthorne Infant School in Alfreton is closed this morning because of a failed heating system.

The school said engineers were working on the problem and it hoped to reopen at midday.