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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 20 December 2016
  2. Inquest into husband and wife deaths adjourned
  3. Airport avoids £12.5m 'price fixing' fine
  4. Smoke alarm 'saved child's life'
  5. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd

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

Weather: Some rain around overnight

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

A dry start this evening and at first tonight with clear spells. 

However, later cloud increasing, the breeze will pick up and outbreaks of (mostly) light rain and drizzle push southeastwards. 

Lows around 3C (39F).

Your photos: Sunrise over River Derwent

BBC Weather Watchers

Just wow....this breathtaking photo is absolutely stunning.

Thank you to Michael Swain who must have a pretty good camera to capture such a detailed photo.

This was taken at Chatsworth Estate, just as the sun was rising over the River Derwent.

River Derwent
Michael Swain

Final Sportscene for 2016

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Ho ho ho...Can you remember yesterday when I told you about our sport reporter Owen Bradley doing the final Sportscene in a Santa hat.

Well the votes came in and it looks like it was a yes!

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Burglars pose as armed police

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Two men who claimed to be armed police officers entered the house of an elderly man in Burton last night.

The 69-year-old found the men in an upstairs room and later discovered money had been taken.

Police said it happened about 21:00 yesterday on Stafford Street.

Stafford Street
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Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

  • Inquest into husband and wife deaths adjourned
  • Airport avoids £12.5m 'price fixing' fine
  • 26 new houses given the go-ahead for Ashover

Ashover: 'It's about protecting the landscape'

Aleena Naylor

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

There's been strong opposition from a group in Ashover after a decision to refuse permission for 26 houses on land off Narrowleys Lane was reversed.

Today the Secretary of State overturned the findings of a public enquiry earlier this year. 

Developer Marsh Green Estates, said it was a good outcome for the people of Ashover. 

Narrowleys lane
BBC

However John Bradley from Act Now For Ashover said: "It's about protecting the landscape and our coutryside for everybody, it's not just about projecting it for people who live in the village."

Charity helps teenagers through bike scheme

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Teenagers from deprived parts of Derby have been given the opportunity to ride BMX bikes to help them learn new skills.

The bike sessions were set up by the Enthusiasm Trust.

Children with BMX's
Derby City Council

The charity provides opportunities for under privileged children and young people to positively contribute to their community or improve their life skills.  

Inquests adjourned until next year

Navtej Johal

East Midlands Today reporter

The couple had been living separately at the time of their deaths.

Earlier on Friday, Ms Nagle's son, Nathan Paton, 22, was also badly injured after he told eye witnesses he'd been attacked with a nail gun. 

Claire Nagle
family handout

Police said the three incidents were linked and they're not looking for anyone else in connection with them.

Senior coroner, Dr Robert Hunter, adjourned the inquests until next year while police investigations continue.

Inquest hears man died instantly on M1

Navtej Johal

East Midlands Today reporter

An inquest has heard Claire Nagle, 38, died in hospital on Friday after being found seriously injured at her mother's home in Borrowash. 

Half an hour later her husband Vincent, a heating engineer and plumber, died after he jumped from a bridge on the M1 near the Trowell services and was hit by a lorry.

The inquest heard he died instantly.

M1
BBC

Your photos: Robin around Shipley park

BBC Weather Watchers

Thank you to our regular Weather Watcher Heanor Tog for sending in this photo he took of robins feeding this morning at Shipley Country Park.

Shipley Country Park
Heanor Tog

"This little fella went straight in for a crash landing."  

Will Santa be on his way to you?

Burton Mail

He's made a list and he's checked it twice - have you been naughty or nice?

Santa Claus is coming to Burton this week. 

Airport avoids £12.5m price-fixing fine

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Earlier on we told you about East Midlands Airport escaping a £12.5m fine by admitting it fixed car park prices with a fellow parking provider. 

There is more on the story here.

East Midlands Airport
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East Midlands Airport

Airport avoids £12.5m price-fixing fine

East Midlands Airport escapes a £12.5m fine by admitting it fixed car park prices with a fellow parking provider.

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Inquest starts into death of husband and wife

Navtej Johal

East Midlands Today reporter

An inquest into the death of a woman in Borrowash, Derbyshire and her husband on the M1 near Nottinghamshire hears the provisional cause of death for Claire Nagle was "pressure on neck", pending further tests.

Borrowash
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Plans to build 26 houses given the go-ahead

Aleena Naylor

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

A protest group in Ashover said it's very disappointed a decision to refuse permission for 26 houses in the village has been overturned. 

Ashover
Google

It means the homes will now be built on a field which was designated a Special Landscape Area. 

Dr John Bradley from the group Act Now For Ashover said there are other sites in the village where homes could be built.

PCC dishes out advice on internet safety

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

It's that time of year when we all need to be cautious about what we do online.

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Weather: Sunny spells

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Dry and fine with bright and sunny spells mixed in with some cloud. Highs of 6C (43F).   

Weather
BBC

Blue badge crackdown in city

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Father rescues son from fire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

I told you earlier that firefighters praised a father from Derby for saving his toddler from a house fire. 

Chris Ray from Borrowash rescued his 17-month-old son after he was alerted by the smoke alarm. 

Firefighters believe the fire in a front bedroom was started by an electrical fault.

House fire
BBC

Dwaine gets into festive spirit

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Dwaine just can't keep away from BBC Radio Derby - he was in the studio less than a month ago to talk about the Christmas lights switch-on.

Dwaine and Roshan
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

  • Smoke alarm 'saved child's life'
  • Inquests to open into Borrowash deaths
  • East Midlands Airport avoids 'price fixing' fine

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale and J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Airport price fixing 'cannot happen again'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

EMA have released this statement following the CAA's findings: 

We are sorry that this situation occurred and have introduced procedures to ensure that this cannot happen again. As soon as we became aware of the issue in 2013, we immediately informed the competition authorities and we have subsequently cooperated fully with their investigation. The parking operator in question operated a small premium parking facility at East Midlands Airport between October 2007 and September 2012. We are committed to continuing to offer our customers the car parking services they want at highly competitive prices."

East Midlands AirportSpokesperson

Consumers won't be taken for a ride, says CAA

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The CAA said EMA only avoided a fine because it had confessed to the fixing. 

Airport car park
Google

Richard Moriarty, markets and consumers director at the CAA, said: "This case should serve as a clear sign that we are prepared to take action to protect consumers wherever necessary. 

"Companies should be well aware that they could face a significant fine if they break competition law."    

Airport struck car park deal with no 'price undercutting'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

EMA struck a deal with Prestige which meant the firm could only offer services if it did not undercut prices at EMA's car park.

The CAA also found that the two companies shared information about car park prices, while EMA "actively monitored" Prestige's prices.

The Voice star gets festive in the studio

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

If you're not quite feeling Christmassy yet, this should help.

Dwaine Hayden from The Voice dropped in to Radio Derby this morning to sing a few festive favourites...

Severe accident: A515 Derbyshire both ways

BBC Travel

A515 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, at Stonebench Lane.

A515 Derbyshire - A515 in Pomeroy, Derbyshire blocked in both directions at the Stonebench Lane junction, because of an accident involving a tanker.

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Airport avoids 'price fixing' fine

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The owners of East Midlands Airport (EMA) have avoided a £12.5m fine after it admitted it had fixed car park prices. 

East Midlands Airport
Google

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) found EMA had flouted competition law by fixing prices with Prestige Parking Limited between October 2007 and September 2012. 

Your comments: A lonely Christmas

Facebook

The lonely Christmas video on our Facebook page proved to be very popular and a lot of you had many nice things to say especially about Rex Brown, who is one of many elderly people who will be lonely this Christmas.

Claire Marie Goodwin said: "This upsets me so much I couldn't bear being on my own in my old age this is so heartbreaking."

Stacy Lou MacTavish said: "I would gladly invite this lovely man round for dinner on Xmas day."

Shirley Toogood said: "This situation is not unusual sadly. I am on my own, widowed. Yes I will be with my eldest daughter Christmas Day. The rest of the year is a lonely time. Bless the gentleman."

WATCH: Lonely at Christmas

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Rex Brown is one of many elderly people who face loneliness during the Christmas period. 

Age UK said even people with a family can feel lonely. The charity estimates there are around 66,000 people in this situation across the East Midlands.

Lonely at Christmas

WATCH: Elf on night out

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

For those of you who have an Elf on the shelf....Whilst you've been fast asleep, he's been spreading festive joy to children but also sending a serious message to adults.

This is a very clever video made by Staffordshire Police.

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Inquests open into Borrowash deaths

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Inquests are due to open today into the deaths of a woman and her husband, who died within hours of each other.

Claire Nagle, 38, died after being found with serious injuries in Derbyshire on Friday and her husband Vincent, 44, was killed after being hit by a lorry on the M1 near Trowell Services in Nottinghamshire shortly afterwards. 

Sir Dave Brailsford: Package was 'legal decongestant'

BBC Sport

The boss of Team Sky, Sir Dave Brailsford has told a committee of MPs that a medical package they received on the final day of a race in France in 2011 contained a legal decongestant.

Team Sky had been under pressure to reveal the contents of the package which was delivered to star rider Bradley Wiggins.

Sir Dave Brailsford
Getty Images

Drivers warned over stop checks

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Drivers in Burton can expect to be randomly stopped and checked this month.

It's part of Staffordshire Police's Stop and Think campaign which aims to find and stop drink or drug driving.

Stop and Think
Staffordshire Police

Smoke alarm 'saved child's life'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Neighbours have been rallying round a Derby family after a fire at their home. 

The family from Borrowash have been praised by the fire service for having a working smoke alarm, which firefighters said almost certainly saved the life of their 17-month-old son, Logan.

Chris Ray was washing his car when the alarm went off and he ran into the house to save his son from the bedroom.

House Fire
BBC

Weather for the East Midlands

Today's forecast for the East Midlands

Your photos: Beautiful Edensor

BBC Weather Watchers

Thank you to our Weather Watcher Dottie Lottie for sending this photo in of the colourful sky and stunning view in Edensor Village.

Thank you for sending this in. If you have any snaps send them into us here.

Edensor Village
Dottie Lottie

Travel: Slow traffic on A444 Derbyshire

BBC Travel

Slow traffic on A444 Burton Road in Linton Heath at the Castle Road junction. In the roadworks area.  

Good morning: Join us for today's live news coverage

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

It's me with your news, travel, sport and weather for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire today. 

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Have a good day.