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Cordon in place following 'serious assault' in Sandiacre

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Detectives are investigating a "serious assault" at a park in Sandiacre in the early hours of this morning.

A cordon is in place at St Giles Park and there is likely to be an increased police presence there all day.

Derbyshire Police have urged anyone who was in the area between midnight and 01:00 to contact them.

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A mostly cloudy and dry day across the region.

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Ponies pictured in fields near Derby rehomed

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Five ponies have been rehomed after they were seen standing in waterlogged fields north of Derby during widespread flooding earlier this month.

A group of animal lovers said they rescued the horses after they became "stranded" in flood water, close to the River Derwent near the A38 Little Eaton island on 8 November.

Ruth Darby, who along with Sue Williams bought the horses, said: "We are probably mad but we have become attached to them and want to give them all a better life."

Ponies in water
Neil Gascoyne

They have set up a JustGiving page to help pay for their care.

The RSPCA had sought to reassure the public after pictures emerged of the horses during heavy rainfall.

A spokeswoman said they had a "tendency to congregate close to the road where the water [was] deeper" and it was "not the case" they were stuck or in danger.

Horses at new home
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Man arrested after pursued 'stolen' car crashes

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

A man has been arrested after a "stolen" car pursued by police crashed on a street in Long Eaton.

Derbyshire's roads policing unit tweeted a stolen vehicle was spotted and failed to stop.

The force said the driver was pursued before his car hit a stationary vehicle and overturned on Draycott Road at about 14:50.

The driver, 43, was taken to hospital with minor injuries before being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, theft of a motor vehicle, burglary and recall to prison.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman added they are investigating an allegation the car, a Toyota Corolla, had been stolen from Rose Hill Street in Normanton earlier in the day while its owner was defrosting it.

Car crash in Derbyshire
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Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's another chilly day, but not quite as cold as yesterday.

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Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's a frosty start out there, and there's a Met Office weather warning for fog.

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Specialists clear loose cliff face caused by heavy rain

Alex Regan

BBC News

This video shows specialists clearing a rock fall caused by heavy rain in Derbyshire last week.

The A623 near Stoney Middleton was shut by the rockfall and Derbyshire County Council had to call in experts had to clear a large slab of loose rock above the village.

The road was closed after the rockfall on Tuesday night, but was reopened on Friday.

Flood warnings remain in East Midlands

Alex Regan

BBC News

Flood warnings remain across parts of the East Midlands after heavy rainfall saw severe disruption across the region last week.

The Environment Agency has issued several warnings - meaning flooding is expected - across the River Trent at Cavendish Bridge, Carlton-on-Trent, Collingham, and Girton.

In Leicestershire and Derbyshire, the River Soar and the Derwent both have several flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue boats
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Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue teams helped rescue people by boats last week

East Midlands weather: Drier and brighter

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's going to be drier and brighter this week.

There's a bit of mist and fog early on, but we can expect blue skies as we go into the afternoon.

We can expect highs of 8C, but tonight temperatures could dip to as low as -2C.

What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

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Riverbank 'barely visible' after flooding

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Derbyshire Police's drone unit has shared this amazing picture of the flooding near the hamlet of Ambaston.

They said the Derwent's riverbank is "barely visible" and the flood water poses a "significant risk".

Flooding in Ambaston
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Council warns of more than 30 road closures

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Derbyshire County Council is warning of more than 30 road closures due to flooding.

These include Main Street in Ticknall, Green Lane in Killamarsh and Heage Lane in Etwall.

You can find a list of all the roads affected here.

The authority said: "There will be difficult driving conditions across the county with possible patches of standing water on many roads. Stay safe and don't drive on closed roads."

Flooding in Ambaston in Derbyshire
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Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Well, the rain hasn't completely stopped but it's not looking as bad as yesterday.

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David Pittam

BBC News Online

It's been a long day of flooding - with even a bit of snow further north.

The rain has caused travel disruption across the region and in some cases flooded homes and businesses.

It should be drier overnight and into tomorrow, and in places the flood waters are subsiding but we will be back early on to bring you all the latest.

What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

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Flooding: Preparation for more heavy rain

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

More heavy rain is set to fall across the East Midlands.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thursday and Friday meaning "further heavy rain may lead to further disruption and flooding".

Map showing weather warning
Met Office

Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging residents and businesses to be ready for a possible repeat of last week's flooding that killed one local woman.

The authority's chief executive, Paul Wilson, said: "While we will always try to help vulnerable residents, our advice to anyone concerned that their home or business is at risk of flooding is to buy sandbags from a hardware store. Garden soil can be used as an alternative."

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The district council is handing out filled sandbags at local "hubs" in areas which suffered most from the flooding on Friday.

People are being asked to take only what they need so there is enough to go around.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is also asking people to "be prepared" and avoid routes prone to flooding.

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What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

Follow the links below to ask your questions:

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More East Midlands flood problems to come, agency warns

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

More homes and businesses in the East Midlands are likely to fall victim to flooding in the coming weeks and months, the Environment Agency has warned.

The organisation said its teams had been working 24 hours a day to deal with problems caused by last week's huge downfalls.

At least 75 properties flooded in Nottinghamshire - including 50 in Worksop - and 39 homes and businesses were flooded in Derbyshire.

The agency warned with many areas of ground "completely saturated" and further heavy rain forecast, there was a "high probability" more people would be affected later this week and in the months to follow.

Flooding in Matlock
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Louise Cresswell, East Midlands area manager, said: "Further rain on Thursday and Friday may bring severe impacts from surface water and river flooding to parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

"People should remain vigilant, follow the advice of the emergency services, check their flood risk and plan to stay safe.

"We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to walk or drive through flood water."

Derbyshire roads closed as flood repair efforts continue

Liam Barnes

BBC News

The effects of last week's flooding in Derbyshire (pictured below) are still being felt across the county, with emergency services warning motorists to keep updated on the latest conditions and not to drive through flooded roads.

A landslip has led to part of Abney Road in the Peak District being closed, while a section of the A6020 between Bakewell and Great Longstone is unusable because of a car stuck in flood water.

Derbyshire County Council has a list of the current road closures in place.

Flooding Derbyshire Weather Watchers
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Flood threat remains as wet weather continues

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the East Midlands as the wet weather continues.

The Environment Agency has kept warnings in place for the River Idle in Retford, Eaton, Gamston and Ordsall and the River Trent at Barrow, Carlton, Castle Donington, Swarkestone and Willington.

Flooding in Stoke Bardolph
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A total of 13 alerts - meaning flooding is possible - are also in place across the region, including the River Erewash, the River Wye, the River Sence and the River Maun.

The prime minister is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee later in response to the flood problems in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and other parts of England.

You can browse the full list of warnings and alerts here.

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Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We're likely to see further showers through the morning and into the afternoon but things should be a little drier towards the end of the day.

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Fresh weather warnings for rain in the region

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Residents of the East Midlands have been warned there could be more flooding and disruption this week.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain covering most of Derbyshire from now until 12:00 tomorrow.

The forecasters said we should expect "frequent heavy showers [which are] likely to cause some flooding and transport disruption".

Weather map
Met Office

Wednesday is looking drier, but then there are two further yellow weather warnings for rain for the whole of Thursday.

One covers most of England, including the East Midlands, and a second specifically covers Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, stating "further heavy rain may increase disruption from flooding".

Weather update
Met Office

Annie Hall: Tribute to churchgoer who died in floods

BBC Radio Derby

Flowers have been left on a pew in tribute to a woman swept to her death by a flooded river last week.

Derbyshire's former High Sheriff Annie Hall was pulled from the River Derwent on Friday as heavy rainfall caused flooding across the country.

Mrs Hall sat for services at Holy Trinity Church, in Ashford in the Water, where the floral tribute has been laid.

Church tributes
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She volunteered for a number of charities and church groups and took an active role in the Derby Cathedral Council.

Canon Tony Kaunhoven, her local vicar, said the community had been left "deeply shocked".

Derbyshire fire service reflects on 'testing' weekend

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Clive Stanbrook, area manager for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, said the "quite unprecedented" widespread flooding had made it a very busy weekend for his team.

"Across the county we've had about 250 extra calls since Friday than we would have done," he told BBC Radio Derby.

"We've had about 16 rescues from vehicles - that's people driving into flood waters and disregarding road closure signs.

Flooding at Belper Town FC
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"There were 28 people rescued from a holiday home site near Matlock and we assisted with the evacuation of Babington Hospital [in Belper].

"It's been testing our resources and skills all through the weekend.

"Things have now levelled off somewhat but it's still not ideal - and although it's probably not going to reach the levels of Friday, it's not going to get a lot better for quite a while yet."

Flood disruption continues as more rain falls on region

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place for several parts of the East Midlands after more heavy rain overnight.

The Environment Agency has issued warnings for the River Idle in Retford, Eaton and Gamston, along with the River Trent at Barrow, Carlton, Castle Donington, Collingham, Girton, Swarkestone and Willington.

The B5010 between Borrowash and Elvaston
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Meanwhile, tributes are continuing to be paid to the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Annie Hall, who died when she was slept away by floods in Rowsley.

There are still a handful of road closures in Derbyshire - including a stretch of the B5010 between Borrowash and Elvaston (pictured).

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Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be a chilly day with further showers, hail and possibly thunder expected.

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Charity reassures residents over 'stranded' horses

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

The RSPCA are seeking to reassure the public after pictures emerged of horses standing in waterlogged fields north of Derby.

Eyewitnesses told the BBC the foals were "stranded" in flood water, close to the River Derwent near the A38 Little Eaton island.

Worried members of the public feared they could drown overnight.

However, the animal charity said they don't believe the horses are in danger.

Horses standing in water
Neil Gascoyne

A spokeswoman said: "The field is very large but the native-type ponies have a tendency to congregate close to the road where the water is deeper, so we understand why it might seem that they are stuck in a flooded field when this is not the case.

"There are many acres which include higher and drier ground that the ponies can access."