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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 18 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Alex Smith

All times stated are UK

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

Weather: Hot night ahead

BBC Weather

A warm and humid night with lows of 18C (64F).

Ex-captain announces one-off gig

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Former Derby County captain Shaun Barker has announced a one-off concert at Derby Arena as part of his testimonial year. 

The gig is taking place on October 15 and one of the footballer's favourite bands - Happy Mondays - will be headlining.

Proceeds will go to the Shaun Barker Foundation.

Shaun Barker
Getty Images

Rams Under-18s off to a flyer

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derby County's Under-18s side got their pre-season underway in impressive style today with a 5-0 win over Portimonense S.C. in Portugal.

The youngsters were closely watched by Rams boss Nigel Pearson (right).

Darren Wassall and Nigel Pearson
Derby County

Looks like he and Darren Wassall could have done with some sunglasses.  

Boy 'did not notice dolphin'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A "very tired" Asher told BBC Radio Derby he fell off multiple times and, amazingly, failed to notice a dolphin swimming near him at one stage.

We don't blame you, Asher.

Asher Jenkin Jones
BBC

Boy with three tumours completes boat challenge

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A Long Eaton schoolboy left severely visually impaired by three brain tumours paddle boarded solo for three miles over the weekend.

Asher Jenkin Jones, 11, from Nottingham, started at Caldey Island, off the south west Wales coast, and finished at Tenby harbour.

Asher Jenkin Jones
Ben James

Wicketkeeper announces retirement

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton has announced his retirement from cricket aged 26.

The club said Poynton's decision was forced following an ankle injury sustained in a car crash that killed his father, Keith, in April 2014.

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Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

  • Pair jailed for sexually abusing boy two decades ago
  • Exit traffic lights "causing chaos" at Kingsway Retail Park
  • Second bid from Burnley for Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick rejected

Second bid for Hendrick rejected

Pat Murphy

BBC Midlands football reporter

Derby County have rejected a new £5.5m bid from Burnley for midfielder Jeff Hendrick. It's the second time the newly-promoted Premier League team have bid for Hendrick.

The bid has been turned down as the Rams face "no financial pressure to sell".

Jeff Hendrick
Matt Bunn/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Knotted sunset spotted

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Joolz Wright has captured a great shot of a knotted sunset in the Derbyshire Dales last night.

Reminds me of those salt and vinegar twists I used to buy from Tesco...

Knotted sunset
Joolz Wright

Weather: Mr Blue Sky (and 31C weather)

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Expect blue sky and sunshine from the word go tomorrow, with light winds and humid air forcing the temperatures to soar to 31C (88F).

Your views: Kingsway traffic 'not good' for shops

Facebook

You've been having your say on the problem on Facebook.

Stacey Lee Pyle wrote: "Can't be good for the shops. So many people avoiding that place, myself included! Also feel sorry for the staff! Must be a complete nightmare."

Stephen Goody Goodwin said: "Derbys obsession with traffic lights continues."

Boots store sees '30% drop in trade'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The manager of a Boots store on the Kingsway Retail Park in Derby said they have seen a 30% drop in trade because of traffic problems in the area.

Customers have told BBC Radio Derby they have been stuck for hours trying to get off the site - after traffic lights at the exit were turned on.

Kingsway Retail Park
BBC

Manager Kyle Lawrence said it was "chaos" over the weekend.  

Have you been offered this bike?

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Cricket: Derbyshire 177 all out

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire have been bowled out for 177. They trail at tea by 341 runs.

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Another reminder that you can listen to the action here.  

Case against pair began in 2013

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Both McAuley, from Harrogate, and Brooks, from Stanley Common, were placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Derbyshire Police said the case against the pair - who were friends at the time of the abuse - began in 2013 when the victim contacted police.

The victim said the pair had abused him at a house in Ilkeston.

Pair jailed for abusing boy two decades ago

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A man and a woman who sexually abused a young boy in the 1990s have been jailed.

John McAuley, 56, was jailed for 12 years after he was found guilty of raping the boy in the early 1990s.

Sharon Brooks (pictured), 58, was sentenced to four years in prison for indecently assaulting the same boy.

Sharon Brooks
Derbyshire Police

Warning after 'bag dipping' incidents

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Police are warning people in Derby to be on their guard after eight incidents of what officers are calling "bag dipping" - where shoppers have either had their bag stolen or contents removed while they are still carrying it.

Bag
Derbyshire Police

Cricket: Derbyshire struggling

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

It's not looking good for Derbyshire, who are on 153-7 in reply to Glamorgan's 518.

The tail is going to need to wag like a puppy chasing 17 bones...

'What sort of advert is this for Chesterfield?'

Derbyshire Times

A resident has expressed his displeasure - after seeing a man passed out in Chesterfield with a can of beer by his side.

But police believe anti-social behaviour is not an out-of-control problem.

Would that sort of thing put you off visiting a town? 

Police appeal after criminal damage

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Police are appealing for information after vandals damaged a fence at an empty property on the junction of Walton Drive and Gaskell Avenue in Derby at about 02:45 BST on Tuesday.

"We had a number of calls on the night from people who were clearly witnessing the damage and so officers attended straight away," PCSO Ruth Barker said.

"Whilst these calls prevented further damage, they were anonymous and we would very much like to speak to the witnesses to help us try and catch those responsible." 

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Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

  • Boy with cerebral palsy finishes triathlon at Jenson Button event
  • Attitudes towards knives 'must change', Derbyshire Police say
  • Derbyshire CCC chasing 518 in reply to Glamorgan

House in Long Eaton burgled

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A safe containing cash, jewellery, a passport and a birth certificate - along with a pair of sunglasses, a camera, a tablet and a Donkey Kong watch - have been stolen from a house on Tamworth Road in Long Eaton.

Derbyshire Police said the burglary happened between 17:00 BST and 20:00 BST on Thursday when someone broke in through the back door.

Your views: 'Bailey is a star'

Facebook

Bailey's triathlon feat has rightly sparked a lot of praise on Facebook.

Brian Gamble wrote: "We sometimes moan and groan about little things but Bailey is A STAR !!!!!!!!!!!!! and puts a lot of us to shame GO FOR IT LAD."

Steve Gaskin added: "After seeing this feat of pure enjoyment and determination people need to ask themselves...........What's my excuse? #daretotry".

Button: Derby 'on course to have best triathlon in UK'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The 2009 F1 world champion told the BBC: "Last year was good, this year was 10 times better in terms of how we've set it up as a triathlon.

"It's a nice big park so it's sort of a festival vibe as well as being a triathlon... it definitely puts Derby on the map."

Jenson Button
PA

Can you solve ring mystery?

Martyn Williams

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

I've been out to meet Jo Roddis, whose husband found a 14ct white gold ring while digging in their Mickleover garden.

A jeweller has valued the ring (marked "Agnes") at up to £1,000 and a hallmark on it shows the ring was made between the 1940s and 1950s - which is older than the couple's house, built in 1958.

Ring
BBC

Send us an email if you can help find the owner of the ring.   

Glamorgan finish on 518

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire have begun to chip away at Glamorgan's impressive total.

Great credit to Derbyshire's Will Davis, who picked up career-best figures of 7-146.  

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Remember, you can listen to the match here.

Honda motocross bike pinched from property

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Weather: Warm but cloud in Derbyshire

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

This afternoon will be warm and sunny, however there will still be some stubborn cloud hanging on for some in western parts (Derbyshire). Highs of 28C (82F). 

Tonight will be warm and dry with lows of 18C (64F).

Travel: M1 lane closed

BBC Travel

A broken down vehicle has closed a lane of the M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), causing severe delays. 

Sergeant 'wants to prevent further tragedies'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

"This is the first time I have publicly spoken about what happened to Paul and it has not been easy," he said.

"I was very keen to help with Project Zao as I am determined to try and prevent anyone having to go through what my family and I endured."

Sergeant's brother stabbed and killed

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Sgt John Tanner, from Derbyshire Police, also spoke at the event at the YMCA on London Road - and revealed his brother, Paul, was stabbed and killed in a street robbery in Birmingham.

Those involved were aged 14, 15 and 16 years of age. The 16-year-old threatened Paul to hand over his wallet and having done so then fatally wounded him with a knife.

Youth summit
Derbyshire Police

Knife crime summit held

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Youth summit
Derbyshire Police

More than 50 people from Derby schools have attended a youth summit to hear about the dangers of knife crime.

The event comes as part of Project Zao - an operation to take knives off the street. 

'Rabbit earmuffs'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Here's another great picture from anonymous photographer Villager Jim - which he says shows a rabbit trying out a new set of 'earmuffs'. 

Let's hope the middle bunny wasn't hopping mad (sorry). 

Rabbits
Villager Jim

Derbyshire CCC set to get underway

Dave Fletcher

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Day two of Derbyshire against Glamorgan is set to begin.

Glamorgan are currently in command and will continue today at 481-8 - thanks largely to a double century from Aneurin Donald

You can listen to the action here.

Derbyshire CCC players warm up
BBC Sport

'Yay!'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

After the event, Bailey said: "It was like 'yay'... I let go of my walker and then I sprint-finished and then I got this medal."

Well done, Bailey. You make a triathlon sound remarkably easy. 

Bailey Matthews completing another marathon in North Yorkshire
CASTLE TRIATHLON

Second Button triathlon held

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Hundreds joined Formula 1 driver Button (below) in the lung-busting event yesterday.

Jenson Button
BBC

Cerebral palsy boy crosses finish line

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Here's something nice now (which temporarily breaks up the knives/Pokemon monopoly).

Young Bailey Matthews, who has cerebral palsy and shot to fame when he received awards for his courage and determination in the Pride of Britain and BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 awards, helped launch the first Be More Bailey triathlon at the second Jenson Button triathlon in Derby.

Watch the moment Bailey crossed the finish line (warning: includes lots of whooping).

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

  • Derbyshire Police say young people's attitudes towards knives have to change after a 16-year-old was convicted of stabbing a 22-year-old to death
  • Children in Swarkestone are warned after being seen playing Pokemon Go on a railway line
  • Various spots of congestion cause delays to commuters around Derby city centre

Pokemon gamers warned of train danger

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

It would appear that in order to become a true Pokemaster on the app every man and his dog are talking about, you need to do more than sit in your living room and spin your phone around (guilty).

These teenagers got stuck 100ft underground, while children in Swarkestone have been seen playing on a railway line.

Pokemon Go app
AFP

Derbyshire Police said they have spoken to the children involved.