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  1. Updates for Tuesday 14 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Sandish Shoker

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Live updates for Derbyshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Further showers tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

There will be a few showers pushing in this evening and overnight.

The cloud will remain and it will stay muggy with lows of 11C (52F).


Cash machine targeted by thieves

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

An attempt was made to steal a cash machine from a Co-op service station in Duckmanton very early this morning.

It happened at about 04:00 in Chesterfield Road and police are now trying to find who was responsible.

Travel: Flooding in Long Eaton

BBC Travel

Tamworth Road in Long Eaton is closed because of flooding at the Wilsthorpe Road junction.

Latest headlines over Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

Your photos: Grey skies over Derby

BBC Weather Watchers

There were some stormy skies over Littleover a short while ago.

It's not looking pleasant out there!

stormy skies

New craft beer bar planned for city centre

Plans for a new craft beer bar and bottle shop have been given the go-ahead by the city council.

Suds and Soda will replace a former sandwich shop on Friar Gate.  

New craft beer

Cricket: Derbyshire unchanged for tomorrow

BBC Derby Sport

Derbyshire have named an unchanged side for tomorrow's One-Day Cup tie away to Warwickshire.

Coach John Sadler says one-day captain Wes Durston isn't far away from a return from injury, but he won't be risked tomorrow. 

Weather permitting, play is due to get under way at 11:00.

Market traders 'scraping along'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A trader at Burton Market Hall told BBC Radio Derby many of them were just "scraping along" and only steadily making any money.

He said as a result many traders had come and gone.

Man charged over M1 closure

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A man has been charged with causing a public nuisance after he caused the closure of the M1 for 28 hours by climbing onto a motorway sign.

Nicholas Muton, 45, of no fixed address, will appear before magistrates tomorrow.


Your views: Switch off heating to save money?


Some of you have been commenting on the council's plans to close children's centres in Derbyshire on our Facebook page.

Maureen Frost wrote: "So they want to save some money. Visited Belper library yesterday and the heating was on! Do we need this in June no?? If the staff are cold put a jumper on, l bet they've not got in on at home??"  

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Bombardier join forces with another local firm

East Midlands Today

Train maker Bombardier has confirmed a multi-million pound deal with another local company - Porterbrook Leasing which is based at Pride Park.

They will make more than 90 new vehicles which will be used to supply the Great Western Railway. The work is expected to be completed by October next year.

Travel: Accident blocks Burton road

BBC Travel

Derby Road in Burton is blocked in both directions because of an accident. Traffic is stationary at the junction with Sydney Street.

Refurbished Market Hall is 'improving' says council

BBC Radio Derby

Burton's Market Hall is steadily improving according to East Staffordshire Borough Council, despite a high turnover of traders and a disappointing number of visitors. 

Burton Market Hall

Only a handful of traders who took up stalls when the market reopened after a £1.5m revamp are still trading there and there are concerns about the number of people using the market.  

Council working with unions over job losses

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The county council says the closures mean the loss of 143 full time equivalent posts in its children's and business services. 

They said they were holding talks with unions to limit job losses and see if staff could be offered voluntary redundancy or re-deployment.

The authority said they were also talking to voluntary and community groups with a view to keeping some children's centre services open in some locations. 

Axing children's centres will have 'detrimental effect'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Derbyshire County Council says it is keeping open centres "where there is the most need".

But during the consultation people said closures would mean travelling further to access services and they would have a "detrimental affect" on the health and wellbeing of children.

Children's centres

The Save Belper Children's Centre group said it was worried "many vulnerable families will be left without support".  

Travel: Lorry causing delays on A38 in South Normanton

BBC Travel

A broken down lorry is causing delays on the A38. One lane is blocked in Sough Normanton just before the M1 J28 junction.

Worried dad scared to go to France to keep daughters safe

John from Stanley Village says he's shelled out hundreds of pounds to go to France to keep his daughters safe out there.

He told BBC Radio Derby he's scared to death and he "doesn't want to go".

Hospital asks people to think about going to A&E

Hospitals in other parts of the East Midlands have been experiencing busy A&E departments this week and are warning people to only attend in "real emergencies".

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Riley 'took everything in his stride'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've been talking about Riley Hill's inspiring story this morning.

The four-year-old spent so much time in a hospital bed at Nottingham's QMC hospital he lost his ability to walk. 

"It was tough on us all, said his mum Sarah. "It's a long time to spend in hospital for anybody, especially for a four-year-old boy but he took it in his stride."

Toddler fought 'every step of the way'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Riley's mum, Sarah Hill, has been talking to BBC Radio Derby about her son's recovery after he spent 231 days in hospital with a cancerous tumour in his stomach.

"The chances of him coming through what he has come through were really, really slim - less than 5%.

"But it is a sign of Riley's spirit. He just fights every step of the way and he always has done."

Toddler returns home after long hospital stay

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Four-year-old Riley Hill here looks happy to be home.

The Matlock toddler has spent 231 days in hospital receiving treatment for a cancerous tumour in his stomach.

Sarah Hill and Riley
Sarah Hill

Doctors now say they think he will make a full recovery and his mum Sarah Hill has been telling BBC Radio Derby this morning that she's happy to have him back home.

Almost half of centres staying open

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

While 29 children's centres are now expected to close in Derbyshire, 21 are staying open and Kirk Hallam's centre will move to Ilkeston.

Council doesn't have money to keep centres open

Councillor Jim Coyle says "it is a very sad day" but the council doesn't have the money to keep the centres open.

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Thousands gave thoughts on closure plan

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

More than 1,260 people gave their thoughts on the council's plans to close the children's centres.

Some of them said shutting them would have an impact on a child's social ability and for families to get support and advice.

children's centres

Council needs to save £4.5m a year

BBC Radio Derby

Despite strong opposition from some of the centre users, the cabinet at Derbyshire County Council said it had no choice but to close them to save £4.5m a year because of government funding cuts.

The equivalent of a hundred full time jobs will be lost as a result of the closures.

Woman guilty of stabbing and killing partner

Derby Telegraph

Derby woman Julie Titheridge has been found guilty of the manslaughter of her partner Steve Burton. She was cleared of murder but the jury came to a guilty verdict after she admitted stabbing him in the chest during an argument in 2014.

Which centres are going?

Here is a list of the children's centres that are due to be shut:

Centre closures

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A vigil was held in Derby last night in memory of those who died in Orlando
  • The closure of 29 children's centres in Derbyshire has been approved by the council council
  • Derby County's Jeff Hendrick impressed against Sweden last night as the Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 in their first game at Euro2016

Children's centre closures approved

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The closure of 29 children's centres in Derbyshire has been confirmed by Derbyshire County Council. 

Around 100 full-time equivalent jobs are to be lost.  

The group supported last night's vigil

People gave their views on centre closures

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

People have been giving their views to the county council on plans to close 29 children's centres in a consultation over the last few months.

The meeting to discuss the closures started at 10:00 so we should hopefully be able to bring you their decision very soon.

Derbyshire County Council

Children's centre closures to be discussed

East Midlands Today

Plans to close 29 children's centres in Derbyshire are being debated by the county council.

The authority says it has to make further cuts due because of less money coming to them from the government.

If approved, it could mean the loss of around 100 full time jobs.

Fans travel to support Rams players

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Derby County's Richard Keogh and Cyrus Christie remained on the bench for Republic of Ireland last night as they drew 1-1 with Sweden.

Rams fan Adam Reading was in Paris with nine of his mates watching the game in the fan park.

Richard Keogh
Getty Images

"We just wanted to experience it because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was a cracking game," he said.