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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 10 May 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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

Weather: Rain overnight and chance of mist

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

There will be further rain through much of the night, with perhaps mist or fog patches forming in some areas, and lows of 11C (52F).

Weather temperatures for Wednesday May 11
BBC

Any mist and fog will gradually clear through the morning as most places become dry, and it'll be a brighter day with the odd shower and highs of 19C (66F).

Spireites sign striker Dennis

BBC Sport

Chesterfield have made an early addition to their squad for next season by signing Stockport County striker Kristian Dennis on a free transfer.

Kristian Dennis
Rex Features
Kristian Dennis

Chesterfield sign striker Dennis

League One side Chesterfield sign Stockport County striker Kristian Dennis on a free transfer.

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Jobs boost for JCB

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's fresh off the production line ... the new 10 tonne Hydradig has led to 85 jobs being created at JCB's factory in Uttoxeter.

JCB's ten tonne Hydradig
BBC

Who fancies digging a trench or two?

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

These are the main stories we're covering this afternoon:

Man punched dog after throwing it into air

BBC Radio Derby

A man from Derbyshire who threw his dog into the air and punched it has been fined and banned from keeping dogs for three years.

Police officers arrested 31-year-old Christopher Britt on Bath Street, Ilkeston, on 11 March, and seized the Staffordshire bull terrier he'd been attacking.

Ambulance service staffing 'insufficient'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More criticism for East Midlands Ambulance Service today after a Care Quality Commission inspection revealed it doesn't have enough ambulances or front-line staff to provide a safe service.

East Midlands Ambulance Service vehicles
BBC

Its acting chief executive Richard Henderson says investment is needed to help deal with the increasing demand on its emergency provision, and ensure it only has to deal "with those life-threatening calls".

Tributes to motorcyclist who died in crash with car

Buxton Advertiser

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved Buxton motorcyclist who died doing what he loved.

Travel: Three-car accident on A609 at Ilkeston

BBC Travel

A three-car accident is partially blocking the A609 Nottingham Road in Ilkeston at the Park Drive junction.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of the main stories today.

Moorland fire finally put out

Good news that the fire is now out.

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Park ranger injured during moorland fire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A park ranger was injured when a 4x4 vehicle overturned during the emergency operation to put out a moorland fire near Ladybower reservoir.

Scene of moorland fire near Ladybower reservoir
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

He was taken to hospital in Sheffield. Firefighters returned to the scene today and Bob Curry from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said a helicopter would be used to drop water on any remaining hot spots.

Cricket abandoned for the day

If you've ventured outside this afternoon it won't surprise you to know that the cricket's a washout today.

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Prison Service to 'learn' from death in custody

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The Prison Service said in a statement: "We make every effort to learn from each death in custody and our thoughts are with the family of Shalane Blackwood.

"We will consider and respond to the findings of the coroner's inquest and see what lessons can be learned."

Rams midfield pair target play-offs

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Good news for the Rams ahead of the play-offs as midfielders Bradley Johnson and Jeff Hendrick are expected to face Burnley in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Moor Farm today.

Bradley Johnson
BBC

The pair have been sidelined recently, but head coach Darren Wassall wants them available to face Hull City in the Championship play-off semi-finals.

Mother of ill prisoner says death was avoidable

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The mother of Shalane Blackwood says the 29 year old complained of stomach pains and told her he was dying when she last spoke to him on 21 July.

HM Prison Nottingham
BBC

She said: "I knew something was wrong when he was in HMP Nottingham. I just wish my concerns had been listened to at the time when I raised them. I feel Shalane's death could have been prevented."

Weather: Showery outlook for rest of day

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

The rain becomes more widespread during the day, with highs of 16C (61F).

Weather temperatures for Tuesday May 10 to Wednesday 11
BBC

The rain will become more scattered this evening, and there'll be a few drier spells, but it’ll remain cloudy with lows of 12C (54F).

'Neglect' contributed to Derby prisoner's death

A mother whose ill son died at HMP Nottingham after being neglected by staff says he should not have been left to die.

Shalane Blackwood complained of stomach pains and told his mother Linda Blackwood he was dying when she last spoke to him on 21 July.

Shalane Blackwood
Family photo

He was found dead in his cell on 5 August, having suffered internal bleeding due to an ulcer.

An inquest jury decided "systematic failings amounting to neglect" significantly contributed to his death.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a summary of the main stories we're covering this lunchtime.

Police appeal over historic sex attack

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Detectives investigating a sexual assault in the Bolsover area have issued an e-fit of a boy as he would have looked in the 1970s.

They say he would have been aged between seven and 13 at the time and may have witnessed the attack.

Detectives issue e-fit of boy who may have witnessed sexual assault in Bolsover in the 1970s
Derbyshire Police

It is thought that he did not speak English and may have had the nickname 'Dutch'.

Tory group chooses new leader

BBC Radio Derby

Following last week's local elections, Kevin Buttery has been elected as Conservative group leader in Amber Valley.

He's likely to be officially named as council leader at a meeting later this month, after the Tories remained the largest party on the council.

Check for hot spots at moorland fire site

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Peak District rangers and a Derby Fire and Rescue Service crew are checking for hot spots today, after a large area of moorland caught fire yesterday afternoon.

Large moorland fire at Ladybower reservoir

Deadline looms to catch floral displays

You have until the end of tomorrow to see the floral decorations at Tissington's six wells.

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Covers back on at County Ground

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The wipers are going on the cars outside the office window, and BBC Radio Derby's cricket commentator Dave Fletcher has tweeted: "The lads warming up ahead of day three, but there's rain in the air."

Derbyshire's cricketers limber up at the County Ground ahead of play
BBC

And now the covers are going back on at the County Ground, so it's a delayed start.

Safety advice for disposable barbecues

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here it is ... the humble disposable barbecue. The fire service safety tips include: "Ensure the barbecue is cool before attempting to move it". That doesn't mean leave it behind or abandon it. 

Disposable barbecue
Thinkstock

Another fire service tip is: "Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby for emergencies", which might be handy for ensuring the barbecue is properly extinguished.

Fire service still investigating cause of moorland fire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

You wouldn't think a disposable barbecue could cause so much fuss ...

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has tweeted: "We are still in the response stage of this fire and haven't yet determined/confirmed the cause of the fire on the moorlands."  

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So we await the official cause of the fire near Ladybower reservoir.

'Bolt gun threat' in countryside confrontation

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Three people have been arrested following a countryside brawl in which a man reported being threatened with a bolt gun at Monyash.

Generic bolt gun
PA

Police were called to Church Street following reports of an argument between two groups of men and women about dogs worrying livestock.  

Generic bolt gun

'Bolt gun threat' in countryside brawl

Three people are arrested following a countryside brawl in which a man reported being threatened with a bolt gun.

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Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Stafforshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of the main stories we're covering this morning.

  • Alfreton grandmother, stabbed 13 times in the head, says she could forgive her attacker if he turns to God
  • Moorland site near Ladybower reservoir to be re-examined today to ensure fire has been put out
  • And part of historic mill roof crumbles sending bricks crashing on to pavement in Ilkeston

Sussex in control at County Ground

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

If the weather doesn't intervene, Derbyshire need a big day with the ball and the bat if they're to salvage something from their County Championship clash against Sussex.

The visitors are set to resume on 468-5 later leading Derbyshire by 277 runs. There's ball-by-ball commentary on 1116AM and via BBC Sport online.

Rain threat to cricket

They're hopeful of a prompt start at the cricket, but the weather forecast isn't encouraging... perhaps Derbyshire's prayers will be answered.

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Bricks strewn over pavement from mill roof

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Sad to hear about that historic mill in Ilkeston crumbling. BBC Radio Derby reporter Wesley Mallin described the scene.

"This beautiful Victorian mill building has lost part of the apex of its roof and that's come crashing down on the pavement below.

Bricks from Maltby's Creative Mill at Ilkeston strewn over the pavement in Station Road
BBC

"We're talking about two or three dozen bricks here that have fallen out of the roof edge."

Weather: Rain will be heavy at times

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Here's today's local weather forecast and it looks like a day for coats and umbrellas.

Bricks smash on to pavement from historic building

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Part of Station Road in Ilkeston has been cordoned off after bricks toppled off the roof of a historic mill building into the street below.

Bricks fell off Maltby's Creative Mill building at Ilkeston into Station Road
BBC

Luckily nobody was walking past the Maltby's Creative Mill site at the time.

'Miracle' Alfreton grandmother survived knife attack

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Angela Burks says it's a miracle she's still alive after being repeatedly stabbed in the head with a steak knife.

Angela Burks
BBC

The 68 year-old from Alfreton had a fractured eye socket and bleeding to the brain.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here are the top stories we're covering today.

Woman repeatedly stabbed in the head by mugger

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

An Alfreton grandmother was stabbed in the head 13 times with a steak knife by a mugger outside her home.

Angela Burks
BBC

Angela Burks was attacked outside her home after refusing to hand over her handbag to Lee Greenall, who's been jailed for a minimum of 10 years.   

Moorland fire site to be checked over today

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Emergency services will return to the scene of a large moorland fire near Ladybower reservoir this morning.

Fire on moorland near Ladybower reservoir
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews withdrew from the area last night for safety reasons and will re-inspect the area today.

One person hospitalised during moorland fire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

One person was injured and taken to hospital during the operation to put out a fire on moorland near Ladybower reservoir.

Moorland fire near Ladybower reservoir
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

The fire's thought to have been started by a disposable barbecue.

Travel: Accident shuts A514

BBC Travel

An accident has closed the A514 in both directions at Hartshorne between Coal Lane and Repton Road.

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

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I'll bring you details about a large moorland fire near Ladybower reservoir and we'll hear about an Alfreton grandmother who was repeatedly stabbed by a mugger.

There's more on those stories and the rest of the news, sport, travel and weather for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

Fire on moorland near Ladybower reservoir
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

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