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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 3 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Calum McKenzie

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Our live updates have now ended and will return on Monday at 08:00. 

Weather: Damp night across region

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A cloudy evening and night with mist and hill fog coming in from the east, bringing patchy drizzle with it and lows of 12C (54F).

BBC weather grid
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire: 

Watch: First look at Colin Bloomfield sun meter

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's the moment the Colin Bloomfield UV Meter was unveiled at Markeaton Park...

'Rotting flesh' dog didn't get vet treatment

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Monty the dog had a severe ear infection which a vet had advised needed surgical treatment.

However, he was not taken back to the vets and, three months later, an RSPCA inspector visited Mark and Gillian Lamb’s house after the animal welfare charity received a call from a concerned member of the public.  

Pair's let dog smell like 'rotting flesh'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A man and a woman have been disqualified from keeping dogs and cats for two years after they let their dog’s ear infection get so bad that an RSPCA inspector described it as smelling like "rotting flesh."

Monty the dog
RSPCA

Mark and Gillian Lamb, of Dale View Road, in Lower Pilsley, Derbyshire, had appealed their conviction but it was upheld at Derby Crown Court earlier today.      

Graeme Welch

Derbyshire elite performance director Graeme Welch resigns after two and a half years in charge.

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Welch resignation 'a bolt out of the blue'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's BBC Radio Derby's cricket commentator Dave Fletcher on Graeme Welch's resignation...

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Departing Welch wishes club all the best

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Outgoing Derbyshire boss Graeme Welch has been speaking about his decision to resign. 

Graeme Welch
Getty Images

"I have decided to resign as Elite Performance Director. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club and learned so much.

"I would particularly like to thank the Chairman and Board for their support over the last few years and I wish them all the best for the future."

Departure comes just before big game

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This resignation has certainly come at an interesting time with Derbyshire just hours away from a home T20 Blast game with Leicestershire. 

Sadler to take charge following Welch departure

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire's elite performance coach John Sadler (pictured) will take charge of first team affairs supported by captains Billy Godleman and Wes Durston. 

John Sadler
Getty Images

Chairman pays tribute to departing Welch

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is what Derbyshire chairman Chris Grant has had to say about Graeme Welch's resignation: 

Over the last two and a half years, we have seen a number of players develop under Graeme’s guidance. We have also seen a clear increase in the levels of professionalism and work ethic within the Club. Whilst on-field results have been disappointing, Graeme leaves the club with stronger foundations in place. The Board would like to thank Graeme for his contribution and we wish him every success in the future."

Chris GrantDerbyshire CCC Chairman

BreakingCricket: Derbyshire boss resigns

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

In the last few minutes, Derbyshire elite performance director Graeme Welch has resigned with immediate effect. 

Graeme Welch
BBC

Gossip: Sammon off to Hearts?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Hearts are leading the race to sign Derby striker Conor Sammon, according to reports in the Derby Telegraph. 

Conor Sammon
Getty Images

The 29-year-old's deal at iPro Stadium expires at the end of the month and isn't being renewed. 

City turns out for UV meter unveiling

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Deputy leader of Derby City Council tweets...

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Books on the buses

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Fancy a new book? 

The Villager and the Sixes bus routes have had bookshelves installed on board the vehicles. 

The free books can be taken home and returned when finished. 

Falcons preparing to face local rivals

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Not long to go...

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Zoe Anastasi and Will Diggins

A couple pay thousands of pounds to have their wedding broadcast online in what has been described as the UK's first "official" social media wedding.

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Rams 'warming up' in Portugal

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

And if you are staring out of the window dreaming of warmer climes - here's another shot of the Algarve. 

Algarve beach
Getty Images

I can see why Nigel chose to go there. 

Rams heading on week long Portugal trip

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The tour to the Algarve will run from the 13-20 July and the Rams will play one game while they are in Portugal.

Portugal flag
BBC

There are also friendlies planned against Chesterfield and Sheffield United in this country.       

Rams heading to the Algarve

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's a pic of a nice looking beach in Portugal's Algarve. 

Algarve beach
AP/Armando Franca

Hopefully Nigel gives the players an afternoon off allowing them to have a couple of games of bat and ball there. 

MPs will grill employment agencies about Shirebrook

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The meeting, even though Mike Ashley isn't going to attend, will question representatives from the Unite union. 

It will also hear from the employment agencies who provide workers to the Shirebrook Sports Direct warehouse. 

Rams to head to Portugal in pre season

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is your summer holiday Rams fans...

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Ashley refusing to appear before MPs over Shirebrook concerns

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Mike Ashley said he will not be at next week's session because the legal representative who he wishes to accompany him is unavailable. 

Mike Ashley
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Mr Ashley had been issued with a summons in March after he failed to commit to a date to appear before the Committee. 

The request to attend followed allegations concerning the working practices at Sports Direct's Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire.

'What is Mike Ashley frightened of?'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Strong words from the Business Select Committee Chairman, Iain Wright, following confirmation that Sports Direct's Mike Ashley will not be attending the committee hearing on Tuesday. 

Mike Ashley
PA

"Business leaders regularly come before the Committee and answer our questions. Sir Philip Green, for example, has agreed to attend as part of our joint inquiry into BHS. 

"Does Mr Ashley, owning and operating a business in a parliamentary democracy, see himself as being beyond such public scrutiny? What has he got to be frightened of? 

"The Committee will decide on the next steps when it meets next week."

School staff to strike over pay

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

School support staff in Derby have voted to take strike action over the city council's equal pay review. 

A new pay scale was introduced on Tuesday, after years of preparations. 

Around 2,000 staff have seen their pay cut as a result of it. The union Unison says 87% of its members backed industrial action. 

Weather: Mixed afternoon with the chance of showers

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A bit of patchy light rain at lunchtime, followed by a cloudy and largely dry afternoon.     

bbc WEATHER MAP
BBC

Brightening up slightly in the evening but there's still a risk of some light patchy rain. 

Feeling cool with highs of 16C (61F). 

'Colin Bloomfield saved my life'

The Colin Bloomfield sun meter was officially unveiled by John Williams (pictured with his wife Linda) who says the coverage of the former presenter's illness helped save his life by ensuring his own melanoma was diagnosed at an early stage.

John and Linda Williams
BBC

Markeaton Park gets Colin Bloomfield sun meter

A new sun meter has just been unveiled at Markeaton Park - paid for by the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal.

Colin Bloomfield sun meter
BBC

The former BBC Radio Derby presenter set up the fundraising appeal prior to his death last year from skin cancer.

The meter - the first to be installed in a public space in the UK - advises people what action to take depending on the strength of the sun.

Your photos: June across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's a nice pic from Allestree - thanks to BBC Weather Watcher LindafromBelper for taking it. 

Plants and a lake
LindafromBelper

Flies will take '200 lorry loads' to remove

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Since last Friday, 12 lorry loads of the fly-infested rubbish have been removed.

Rubbish dump
BBC

It's estimated that it will take over 200 lorry trips to a landfill site in Nottingham before the rubbish is completely gone.

Flies to stay in city 'for a month'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Fed up with those flies?

Flies in tea
Jill Knight

Well unfortunately they are going to be around for a while yet. 

It is because the Environment Agency have given Shows Waste Management over a month to clear all the rubbish from the site.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire: 

Rams kit to be unveiled 'later this month'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I've got a sneaky feeling it might be white...

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Poynton: Time to get second win

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Falcons wicketkeeper Tom Poynton has been looking ahead to tonight's big East Midlands derby against Leicestershire. 

Tom Poynton
Getty Images

"We've obviously played two away games up to now, won one and lost one" he told BBC Radio Derby. 

"Hopefully we can put on a good show for the home crowd and get a second win."   

Falcons to kill off Foxes?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It's time to dig out a pound for the meter and power up the floodlights as Derbyshire prepare to face Leicestershire in the T20 Blast this evening. 

County Ground, Derby
Tony Marshall/Getty Images

The Falcons have named an unchanged squad for the game against their East Midlands rivals and "noisy neighbours." 

UV meter to keep public safe from sun's rays

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This UV sun meter that is going to be unveiled in later in Markeaton Park later sounds like a rather impressive piece of kit. 

Apparently, it advises people on what action to take depending on the strength of the sun, such as going into the shade or putting on sun cream, via a series of coloured lights. 

Your photos: June across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher bitchilly for this nice pic of some sheep grazing in the shadow of Chatsworth House.

Sheep at Chatsworth
bitchilly

Council writing to ineligible EU voters involved in 'blunder'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is what Derby City Council have had to say about these EU polling cards: 

There were 36 electors in the city affected by this and we are today writing to advise those individuals of the situation. This is to rectify a fault notified to us by our software supplier with elector categories affecting many authorities across the UK."

Derby City CouncilSpokesperson

'Poll card does not entitle someone to vote,' commission says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Electoral Commission have sought to reassure people that the ineligible voters won't be able to go to the polls: 

Polling cards
Getty Images

A poll card does not entitle someone to vote. In order to be able to cast their vote, a person must appear on the electoral register and be shown on it as being eligible to vote. A person's eligibility is always checked by polling station staff before issuing a ballot paper and if they are not eligible, no ballot paper will be issued."

Electoral CommissionSpokesperson