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Rams fans banned after attacking police officers

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Two Derby County fans have been banned from attending football matches after they attacked police officers at games.

Jack Gregory, 25, and Archie Chadwick, 22, both pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court and Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court respectively earlier this month.

Gregory, of Flamstead Avenue in Loscoe, Derbyshire, assaulted a female officer at match against Nottingham Forest in February. The officer suffered "serious bruising", police said.

He was given a three-year banning order as well as a one-year community order, 60 hours of unpaid work and told to pay costs of £470.

Derby County
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Chadwick, of Hornbeam Close, Ilkeston, assaulted a police officer at a match against Leeds United in May.

For the assault and possession of cocaine, he was handed a three-year football banning order, a one-year community order and was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and to pay £270.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We can expect a rainy afternoon with the possibility of thunderstorms later on. Temperatures will drop a bit compared to earlier in the week.

Young East Midlanders 'trapped in renting'

East Midlands Today

The rising cost of buying a home is trapping young East Midlanders in the rented sector, according to a report.

Research by financial company PwC predicts that the East Midlands will see the country's fastest rising property prices, up by 2.9% in 2019.

That would put the average price of a house in our region up from £190,000 now to about £214,000 by 2022, making it harder for people in their 20s to stop renting.


PwC also found young renters were now paying out an average 25% of their income on rent and in our cities, this could be even higher, edging close to the official definition of unaffordable - 30%.

Have you seen missing Chesterfield teenagers?

Liam Barnes

BBC News

Charlie Thorpe
Derbyshire Police

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of two 14-year-old girls.

Charlie Thorpe (above) and Jasmine Henry were last seen on Cavendish Street, Chesterfield, at about 18:30 last night.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said it's believed they may have been planning to travel to Manchester.

Jasmine Henry
Derbyshire Police
Extinction Rebellion protesters storm council meeting
A group of people, some wearing wigs and swimsuits, called for "climate justice now".

East Midlands Trains strike action to go ahead

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has confirmed industrial action on East Midlands Trains (EMT) will go ahead as planned from this Saturday.

Members will strike on 20 July, 27 July and 3 August due to concerns over pay discrimination and contract issues.

East Midlands Trains
PA Media

The union remains available for talks but it takes two to tango. No-one should underestimate the resilience and ‎determination of our EMT members to see justice."

Mick CashRMT general secretary

East Midlands Trains has said trains to and from London will run as scheduled.

However, the operator said some services on local routes will be affected and has advised customers to check their journey times before travelling.

Two charged with drug supply

Two men have been charged with drug supply offences after an investigation into the alleged movement of drugs from Wolverhampton into Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

The two, both 26 and from Wolverhampton, have been charged with three counts of conspiring to supply heroin and three counts of conspiring to supply crack cocaine.

They have also been charged with facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, said Warwickshire Police.

They're both due to appear at Warwick Magistrates' Court on 31 July.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

A hazy start to the day will give way to blue skies and sunny spells in the afternoon.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We can expect a cloudy start to the day which is expected to clear by this afternoon giving us sunny spells across the East Midlands.

Here's Rich Davis with the forecast.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

There will be cloudy skies with some rain in the morning, but as the afternoon progresses, the rain will become more showery with sunny intervals. Maximum temperatures of 20 to 23C.

Homes plan gets green light despite rare butterfly concerns

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to build homes on a former mining site in Derbyshire have been approved despite fears rare butterflies would be put at risk.

Welbeck Estates intends to build 450 homes, a huge country park, new wetland areas and 15 acres of space for businesses on the former Whitwell Colliery site, north of Bolsover.

However, the land has been home to the dingy skipper, small heath, common blue and brown argus since mining ceased 33 years ago.

East Midlands Butterfly Conservation said construction would lead to much of the butterfly habitat being damaged.

Dingy skipper
Durham Wildlife Trust

At a meeting yesterday, Derbyshire County Council - in approving the plans - ensured the developer committed to 25 years of management of all the site's open spaces and country park.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service said this is to alleviate the concerns of the butterfly group and also the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, which also fears the loss of vital habitats.

Bolsover District Council said the site - which has been vacant since 1986 - has become an eyesore and also recommended the plans be approved.

Plans for the former Whitwell Colliery site in Bolsover
Welbeck Estates

Appeal for information about Durham man found dead in marshland

BBC Look North

North East and Cumbria

The family of a Durham man found dead in marshland are appealing for help in finding out what happened to him.

Robert Chatwin was found near the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire in April, two days after he was reported missing.

Mr Chatwin's cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Image of officers involved in the search

Motorcyclist dies in A6 crash

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

A motorcyclist has died in a crash on the A6 near Rowsley, in Derbyshire.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision involving a grey Audi A6 estate and a black Aprilla motorbike just before 16:30 on Sunday.

Derbyshire Police said: "Sadly, the motorcyclist, a 46-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene."

A6 Bakewell Road, near Rowsley, in Derbyshire

The force added the man's family has been informed, but formal identification is yet to take place.

Police have appealed for witnesses and anyone with a dashcam to contact the force.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

There is still some cloud around first thing, but it should brighten up as we head into the afternoon and it will be another warm day.

High UV levels and pollen count again too.

Boy swallowing dental component was 'wholly preventable'

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

An 11-year-old South Derbyshire boy swallowed a "small dental component" while he was sedated during an operation.

The so-called "never event" has been reported by the Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust.

National guidance says a "never event" is a "serious incident that is wholly preventable" due to stringent safety policies.

Boy at the dentist
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The young boy had been having a lower molar tooth "restored" and was sedated and had local anaesthetic for the operation.

During the procedure, the "push button chuck" on a dental hand piece - used to release the drill end - came loose and was swallowed by the patient.

The component is "wafer thin" at less than 1mm thick and about 4 to 5mm in diameter.

The patient was unharmed after the incident in June and his family has not taken the matter further.

The trust says that it has sought to make all necessary changes to avoid this incident being repeated.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be dry with spells of sunshine today, feeling rather warm in the afternoon but with some gentle winds.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A lovely sunny day with a light variable breeze today. It will feel warm in the sunshine with highs of 21C.

There are high UV levels too and a very high pollen count today.

Burglar and thief absconds from prison

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A convicted burglar and thief has absconded from HMP Sudbury.

Nathan Richardson was seen leaving the Derbyshire prison at about 13:00 yesterday before getting into a black BMW and driving off towards Ashbourne.

Police said the 35-year-old, who was jailed for three-and-a-half years last April, also has links to Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Nathan Richardson
Derbyshire Constabulary

Richardson has a tattoo saying "Kyan" on the right-hand side of his neck, "Leanne" written on his left wrist and "Danielle" on his right leg.

Derbyshire police asked people not to approach him but to call them if he is spotted.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It will be dry with spells of sunshine this morning but cloud is expected to build widely by the afternoon.

It's going to be warm today, particularly in the sunshine with only some gentle winds.

Patient attacks paramedic in ambulance
An ambulance worker had his hair pulled out as he was assaulted inside his ambulance in Nottingham.