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  1. Updates for 20 January 2017
  2. Funeral of Borrowash murder victim held today
  3. Anti-Trump poster to hang from Bakewell's footbridge
  4. Derby Market Hall remains shut
  5. Could Derby company build HS2 trains?
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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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 Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Here's what's been going on across our region:

  • Teenager given life sentence after being found guilty of murdering a man in Normanton
  • Protestors in Bakewell hang anti-Trump banner
  • Company in Ashbourne fined for hydrant misuse

Weather: Clear with scattered cloud

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

The skies will be relatively clear overnight with some scattered cloud.

Expect frost tonight with lows of 0C (30F).

Temperatures may fall further in rural spots.


Your comments: 'Missed over two weeks of school'


Earlier on we told you about the effects the teaching assistant strikes have had on pupils with special needs.

One mum who's child attends a special needs school commented on Facebook.

Louise Greenhoff said: "My son attends St Giles school and so far he has missed over two weeks of school due to the strikes, which has impacted on him. 

"It has also cost me financially in additional childcare costs and general disruption having to leave work in the middle of the day to collect him. 

"If Mr Banwait seriously thinks this is not impacting families in the city then he is living in cloud cuckoo land quite frankly!!"

Teenager jailed for 18 years for murder

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

A teenager who was found guilty of murdering a man in Normanton last year has been given a life sentence.

Mohammed Ibrahim,19, was told he'll serve at least 18 years in prison at Derby Crown Court today.

He stabbed 51-year-old Richard Bernard to death on his doorstep in May. 

Derbyshire Police

Twiggy put a smile on Sally Pepper's face

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

I don't think she was expecting that Twiggy.

Twoggy and Sally

Why was Twiggy (un)dressed like this today?

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Our radio presenter Twiggy gave Sally Pepper a surprise visit this lunchtime after it was announced Butlers in the Buff were recruiting.

Hey...I think he would get a job no problem!

Nice bow tie Twig.


Long Eaton teenager found

BBC Radio Derby

Casey McKeown has been found safe and well in the Nottinghamshire area.

Funeral service of Claire Nagal

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derby Cathedral was filled with family and friends of Claire Nagal who was murdered last month. 

She was found with fatal injuries at a house in Borrowash. 

Today's service has seen Claire's loved one's turn out to pay their respects.

Claire Nagal

Travel: A38 blocked

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The A38 in Burton Upon Trent is currently blocked and traffic is stationery northbound at Branston Interchange, because of a jackknifed lorry.

Congestion continues up to Barton-Under-Needwood.  


Company fined for hydrant misuse

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

A Derbyshire company has been fined thousands of pounds after admitting taking water from Severn Trent's hydrants. 

CPJ Environental Ltd, based in Ashbourne, was warned in 2014 about the offence but was prosecuted after repeated hydrant misuse. 

Severn Trent said "People who take water illegally from their hydrants don't realise the massive impact it has on our customers."

CPJ Company

Your photos: Misty Matlock

BBC Weather Watchers

Wow! What a beautiful photo sent in to us by our Weather Watcher Leigh P.

It was taken at Riber Castle this morning. Thank you for sending this in.

Riber Castle
Leigh P

Home game for Derby County on Saturday

BBC Derby Sport

Derby County will face Reading this Saturday at Pride Park - kick off is at 15:00.

Rams trio Marcus Olsson, Ikechi Anya and Cyrus Christie are all back in training after injury and may feature, but striker David Nugent is a doubt.  

Marcus Olsson
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Jamie Ward returns to Forest

BBC Derby Sport

Some sad news for Brewers fans. Jamie Ward has returned to Nottingham Forest from his loan spell at Burton Albion.

Jamie Ward
Getty Images

Tom Webb's best friend: 'Violence isn't the answer'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

On the anniversary of the death of Tom Webb, his friends took to the streets of Derby to raise more awareness of knife crime. 

The 22-year-old from Alvaston was stabbed to death on St Peter's Street a year ago yesterday.

Tom Webb

One of his best friends, Daniel Powell, said they're gathering signatures for a petition to tackle knife crime.

Speaking to Radio Derby earlier, he said: "Even helping one person would be massive, just making one person realise not to carry knives around. Violence isn't the answer."

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

BBC Radio Derby

Here is what's been going on across our region today:

  • Funeral of Borrowash murder victim
  • Derby Market Hall remains shut
  • Protesters in Bakewell will hang anti-Trump banner

Bakewell's anti-Trump poster

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A quote from Martin Luther King will be hung from a bridge in Bakewell today as Donald Trump is sworn in.

The banner which reads "Bridges not Walls" will be hung from the footbridge between the town and the agricultural centre.

It refers to the wall Donald Trump has pledged to build along the US border with Mexico.

Trump poster

Council 'doing best to minimise disruption'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The city council says it is doing its best to minimise disruption.

Unison said TAs have little option but to strike because new contracts could see them about £6,000 worse-off a year.


Missing teenager from Long Eaton

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Casey McKeown, who is 17, has been missing since last Friday.

She was last seen at her home in Long Eaton.

The teenager is white, 5ft 3ins tall, of a slim build and has long dyed red hair. 

She was wearing a black Nike padded jacket, black leggings and black Nike trainers.

Missing teenager
Derbyshire Police

Claire's Nagle funeral: 'Death was surreal'

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Claire's mother Joy Paton says the enormity of what happened on that day was difficult to accept.

Speaking to Radio Derby eariler she said: "It's a nightmare, it was surreal, things like this only happen on the news, you would never in a million years think that it would happen to you. 

"Then you just come crashing down of course, we still don't believe it really."

Floral tribute

Strike action 'hurting special needs families'

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Teaching assistant strikes have been going on for a while now and some families of children with special needs say they have had enough.  

Jackie Cox says her son Max, who has complex medical needs, is having a tough time coping with the disruption.

She says trying to bring in volunteers to help cover staff on strike simply doesn’t work.

Son Max and Dad
Jackie Cox

Country park fence smashed

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

So instead of using the path someone has decided to smash through the fence instead.

Not the brightest thing to do is it? I think someone needs to take up fencing!

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Derby Market Hall remains shut

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derby's Market Hall will remain closed to the public today, following the death of a workman.

The 37-year-old has been named as William Ball from Sandiacre.

He's understood to have been working high up in the building, before falling.

The hall will reopen to shoppers tomorrow morning.

Market Hall

London Midland staff vote over strike action

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Conductors on London Midland are voting on whether to take industrial action in a row over the company's decision to put external security contractors on trains "by imposition and without agreement", the RMT says.

The train line runs through Staffordshire meaning services could be affected.


The rail union said the ballot of 523 conductor members opened yesterday and concludes on 2 February.

In a statement the union said the company had "failed to respond to our questions, proposals and suggestions that would have averted the need for a potential breakdown in industrial relations".

Could a Derby company be building the HS2?

BBC Radio Derby

The Transport Secretary has chosen Derby to launch the search for a company to build trains for HS2. 

Chris Grayling was at Balfour Beatty on Stores Road yesterday. 

The deal for 60 trains and the contract to maintain them is worth £2.75bn.


Funeral for Borrowash woman being held today

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

The funeral is being held today for Claire Nagle, the mother of five who died after being found with serious injuries at a house in Borrowash.

Her husband Vincent died shortly afterwards when he was hit by a lorry on the M1.

Clare Negal

Travel: Accident on the A516 junction

BBC Travel

The A38 in Derby is partially blocked southbound at the A516 junction, because of an accident and debris on the road.  

East Midlands weather forecast

Travel: Slow traffic on the A6096

BBC Travel

Dale Road in Spondon is blocked and there is slow traffic in both directions at the Sancroft Road junction, because of a jackknifed lorry.  

Join us for today's live coverage

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Good morning.

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

If there's anything you want to comment on you can email or tweet us.

Have a good Friday!