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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 11 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

That's all our Local Live updates for today. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

Weather: Chance of isolated shower overnight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Any rain will clear away later leaving a mostly dry night, but there will be a few showers pushing in by the morning, with overnight lows of 6C (43F).

Weather temperatures for 7am on Tuesday April 12
BBC

Many areas will get off to a dry start tomorrow, but there will also be a few isolated showers later some of which will be heavy, with highs of 14C (57F).

Izzy's jumping for joy after trampolining success

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's taken a little over a year for 12-year-old Izzy Weall from Oakwood to progress from novice to first prize at the Schools National Trampolining Competition.

Izzy's achievement is all the more remarkable as she's a quadruple amputee, having had both her arms and legs amputated after contracting meningitis.

Izzy Weall (right) and Heather Chance, who's the learning and support assistant at Landau Forte College in Derby
BBC

She uses prosthetic legs to compete, and won her category for disabled entrants.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of the main stories we're covering today:

Cable theft attempt cuts train services

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

An investigation's been launched after damage to signalling cables caused widespread disruption to trains in and out of Birmingham today, with services between New Street station and Burton among those affected.

Signal cabling near the Landor Street rail depot in Birmingham was cut early today
British Transport Police

Numerous services were cancelled and many others severely delayed after cabling near the Landor Street rail depot was cut between 00:00 and 01:00.

Bakewell brewery expands

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

You could describe it as thirsty work ... a £2m investment is being made at a Derbyshire brewery.

Thornbridge in Bakewell is installing a new bottling line because nearly half of its sales are bottled beers.

Thornbridge brewery in Bakewell
BBC

It's taken on 11 extra staff and now employs 46 people.

Buxton through to Vase final at Twickenham

Derbyshire Times

Buxton Stags are bound for Twickenham after beating Wetherby in the semi-final of the RFU Junior Vase on Saturday afternoon.  

Skinner refuses to withdraw 'dodgy Dave' remark

Speaker John Bercow asked Mr Skinner to withdraw the adjective he used to describe David Cameron during a Commons session focused on his tax affairs and the Panama leaks.

Dennis Skinner
BBC

But Mr Skinner rejected the request and again called the PM "dodgy Dave", resulting in Mr Bercow asking the Bolsover MP to leave the Commons.   

Skinner ejected after prime minister quip

Eleanor Garnier

Political Correspondent

Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner has been kicked out of the House of Commons for calling the prime minister "Dodgy Dave" during a debate on the Panama Papers and saying "not a chance" when asked to withdraw his comment.  

Rams midfielder continues fitness drive with U21s

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

No let-up for Will Hughes on his return from a lengthy injury lay-off, as he's due to play for the Derby U21 side against Arsenal at the iPro tonight.

Hughes returned to the Rams first team squad and came on a substitute in the win against Bolton at the weekend.

Victory for the Derby youngsters this evening would clinch the title and see them promoted to division one of the U21 Premier League.

Reid predicts Masters outcome

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A dramatic weekend of sport culminated in Danny Willett becoming the first Englishman to win the Masters golf in Augusta since Sir Nick Faldo 20 years ago.

Danny Willett
Getty Images

Anyone wanting to know the result beforehand should have consulted Derby's professional golfer Mel Reid, who's tweeted: "Called the last 4 @TheMasters winners. Great job @Danny_Willett.

Signal failure delays trains

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Train services between Burton and Birmingham have been badly disrupted today by a signal failure at New Street station.

The problems affected several train operators and caused delays to services across the UK.

City council could buy former factory site

Derby Telegraph

A well-known former factory site by the River Derwent could be bought by Derby City Council so it can complete vital flood defences, opening up the land for homes.

Andrew Meehan, left, and Adrian Perry, are among Chester Green residents who want to see progress on the ex-Aida Bliss site
Derby Telegraph

Police satisfied with Ayeeshia mother sentence

Staffordshire Police welcomed the 24-year minimum term life sentence given to Kathryn Smith for the murder of her toddler daughter.

Det Insp Andy Maxfield said: "The death of a child is a tragedy no matter how it happens. Ayeeshia suffered horrific injuries and her life was cut short by the one person who should have kept her safe."

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a summary of the main stories we're covering this afternoon:

Hughes return like having 'new player'

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

The Championship play-offs beckon for Derby County after back-to-back home wins, while head coach Darren Wassall admits having Will Hughes available is like signing a new player.

Will Hughes
BBC

Hughes came off the bench in the second half of the Rams 4-1 win against Bolton, eight months after suffering a serious knee injury.

Roads reopen in city centre

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Chapel Street and Cathedral Road in Derby have reopened following a police incident which has come to an end.

Weather: Rain moving in later today

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Cloud will thicken this afternoon, with some rain reaching western parts later on and highs of 16C (61F).

Weather temperatures for Monday April 11 to Tuesday 12
BBC

Tonight rain spreads across the region and some of it will be quite heavy, with lows of 6C (43F).

Forensic teams search for stabbing clues

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Police cordoned off part of Swadlincote after a fight in which two men received knife wounds.

A forensic team worked for several hours lifting up drains and searching an area around West Street after the brawl, which happened at 04:00 yesterday.

Police investigating fight on West Street in Swadlincote in which two men received knife wounds
BBC

The two victims from Leicester remain in hospital, one in intensive care.

Driver dies in bridge crash

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A motorist in his 40s died when a car struck a bridge in Huthwaite Lane at Blackwell at 06:50 today.

The road was closed while police accident investigators examined the scene but has now reopened.

Police cordon off Chapel Street

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Chapel Street in Derby has been cordoned off at both ends by police. More information as we get it.

Police incident in Chapel Street in Derby
BBC

'Life on hold' in wait for transplant

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I said that 80 people have received organ transplants in Derbyshire during the past year. One of those was James Eyre from Milltown near Matlock who underwent a double lung transplant.

He says waiting for a transplant means putting your whole life on hold.

He said: "You're almost living in limbo from day-to-day. Nothing is straightforward.

James Eyre, pictured with his chidren, was on the waiting list for more than four years before his transplant operation
BBC

"You have almost like a maternity bag because everything's packed. But you spend your whole life checking your mobile phone that you've got a signal in case by some bizarre chance they call."

Motorcyclist killed in Brimington crash

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A motorcyclist's died after his bike was hit by a car on the A619 Ringwood Road in Brimington.

Police say the 48-year-old victim, from Staveley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for five hours after the crash, which happened at 16:35 yesterday.

Teen in intensive care after Swadlincote fight

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Two men from Leicester are in hospital after a fight on West Street in Swadlincote.

Police believe a 17-year-old boy was in an argument with another man and was stabbed in the chest, and a 20-year-old man who intervened suffered a slash wound to the chest.

Police car outside Empire Bar and Restaurant at Swadlincote near scene of stabbings
BBC

The teenager is in intensive care in hospital, while the other victim is in a stable condition.

Brewers recall loanee Palmer

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion have recalled midfielder Matty Palmer from his loan spell at Oldham Athletic with immediate effect.

Palmer came through the club's academy system and has scored one goal in 14 appearances for the Latics.

Matty Palmer
Getty Images

Brewers boss Nigel Clough says having enjoyed regular football with Oldham, Palmer will be a useful addition to the Burton squad during for their remaining five games of the League One season.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of the main stories we've been covering:

Bond, from Sheffield with hope...

BBC Sport

Veteran potter Nigel Bond is just one win away from a return to snooker's World Championship after winning his first two qualifying rounds.

Nigel Bond
Getty Images

But the 50-year-old faces a big ask to qualify for the sport's showpiece event as he could face Chinese superstar Ding Junhui in the final qualifying round at Sheffield's Ponds Forge.

Derbyshire-born Bond, the 1995 World Championship runner-up, beat Gary Wilson 10-6 in his second-round match and now plays either Ding or Ross Muir in round three.

The game starts on Tuesday at 1100 BST and the World Championship gets under way at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Saturday.

Your views: Ayeeshia case 'heartbreaking'

Facebook

Plenty of reaction on our Facebook page after Kathryn Smith was jailed for life with a minimum term of 24 years for murdering her young daughter.

Brenda Fox posted: "Should never have happened. RIP Ayeeshia. I hope this never happens again. It's heartbreaking. It's Baby P all over again and lessons haven't been learned. Alarm bells were ringing and no one took this little girl away. If they did AJ would be alive today."

Ayeeshia Jane Smith: NSPCC doubts lessons will be learned

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

An NSPCC spokesman said: “The people responsible for Ayeeshia’s brutal death have quite rightly been jailed. For many it is incomprehensible that a parent could submit their own flesh and blood to such abuse. 

"No matter what the circumstances the safety of the child is paramount and if that means professionals taking unpalatable decisions this should happen without delay.

“The epitaph 'lessons must be learned' has been tagged on to too many tragic deaths of very young children. But it’s clear many are still vulnerable to such violent attacks.

“A serious case review of the circumstances will shine a light on what happened, but as with the hundreds of serious case reviews that have come before it’s doubtful it will really advance child protection.”  

Judge: Toddler's life was 'snuffed out' by 'explosive' mother

The judge described Ayeeshia as a frail little girl who was "viciously crushed".

"For no apparent reason her life was snuffed out by a brutal beating in her bedroom surrounded by her toys,” she said.

Ayeeshia Jane Smith
Family handout

She added the outburst of savage violence was not an isolated incident and Smith had an “explosive temper”.  

Jailed mum Smith told 'lie-after-lie'

Kathryn Smith was also given a four-year sentence for child cruelty to run concurrently.

Kathryn Smith
PA

Mrs Justice Geraldine Andrews said Smith showed no sign of remorse and told her she was "self centred" and "prepared to tell lie after lie".

BreakingAyeeshia Jane Smith: Stepfather sentenced

Matthew Rigby is jailed for three years and six months for allowing the death of Ayeeshia Jane Smith.

BreakingMurdered toddler's mother to serve 24 years

Phil Mackie

Midlands correspondent, BBC News

Kathryn Smith gets life with a minimum term of 24 years for the murder of her daughter Jane Ayeeshia Smith.

Murdered toddler's parents weep ahead of sentencing

Phil Mackie

Midlands correspondent, BBC News

Both Smith and Rigby are in tears as the judge outlines the long list of injuries Ayeeshia Jane Smith suffered in the months before she died. 

Ayeeshia Jane Smith: Sentencing under way

Phil Mackie

Midlands correspondent, BBC News

Sentencing has started in the case of Kathryn Smith, 23, who was found guilty of murdering her 21-month-old daughter Ayeeshia Jane Smith in Burton in 2014.

The judge told Smith she was "a devious manipulative and selfish young woman". 

Her partner Matthew Rigby, 22, is also being sentenced today - he was cleared of murder but convicted of causing or allowing the child's death.

Nearly 150 wait for organ transplant

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Latest figures show six people in Derbyshire died while waiting for organ transplants during the past year.

More than 80 people received organs in the same period, while there are currently 146 people in the county waiting for transplants.

Broom sweeps into Derby

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derbyshire cricket fans have the chance to get a first look at New Zealander Neil Broom today.

Neil Broom
Getty Images

He's part of a squad of 13 to play Durham MCCU in a three-day fixture at the County Ground.

MP: 'Many signals' in toddler death case

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A serious case review has been conducted by Derbyshire Social Services to look at its involvement in the lead-up to the death of toddler Ayeeshia Jane Smith in May 2014.

But Burton MP Andrew Griffiths believes the case shouldn't be investigated internally.

He said: "What's shocking about this case is that there were so many signals, the lights should have been flashing, the alarm bells should have been ringing.

Burton and Uttoxeter MP Andrew Griffiths
BBC

"Social services knew what was going on. but they seem to have failed to act."