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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 29 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Alex Smith

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

That's all our Local Live updates for today and this week. We will be back at 08:00 on Monday.  

Weather: Cloudy tonight with bright spells tomorrow

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It's expected to be cloudy overnight with some clearer spells.

Weather for Derbyshire and other areas
BBC

Tomorrow, there'll be scattered cloud with some bright and, at times, sunny spells. Later on there will be the chance of occasional, isolated showers with highs of 20C (68F). 

In summary, it's going to be "fresher" over the weekend, so put those fans away...

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here are your final headlines for the week:

  • A 16-year-old boy is detained for 14 years for the murder of Tom Webb
  • A man whose gantry protest closed the M1 for 28 hours is jailed
  • The Y Not festival is taking place this weekend in Pikehall

Masked men rob Co-op

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Two masked men - wearing balaclavas and dark clothing - have forced their way into the currency exchange at the Co-operative Travel in Glossop and stolen cash.

The men fled in a silver Mercedes after the robbery at 13:20 BST this afternoon.

Council to build first homes 'in decades'

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derbyshire County Council is setting up its own company - its main aim is to create jobs and make money from the council's unused assets.

Three council-owned sites in Duffield, Repton and Danesmoor have been earmarked for 64 houses between them - but just five of those in Danesmoor will be classed as "affordable".

Houses in Derbyshire
PA

The council says it wants to maximise the return on its investment, some of which will be pumped back into providing public services.

Winnie and Tony 'not operational'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Spondon's two wind turbines - nicknamed Winnie and Tony - are continuing to undergo tests to ensure they don't interfere with East Midlands Airport's radar. 

Severn Trent told BBC Radio Derby they were confident they'd be working by this January, but they still aren't fully operational.

Beware the 'ringing the changes' scam

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire Police are warning businesses after staff at a shop in Tideswell were tricked by a man in what's been dubbed a "ringing the changes" scam.

At about 14:00 BST on Wednesday, the man entered a Co-op store. As he made a small purchase, he asked the cashier to change some money.

During the exchange of the cash, he managed to confuse the staff member and left with more money than he entered with.

The force has asked anyone with any information to contact them.

County's money-making plans

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Be interesting to see how this goes...

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Murderer 'took six GCSEs while on remand'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Haris Mohammed's lawyer, Peter Joyce QC, said his client "has started to understand the depth of the harm that he has done".

Scene of the stabbing in St Peter's Street, Derby
BBC

Your views: 'They think it's a comb over'

Facebook

Brian Gamble has offered a caption suggestion for the West Germany players getting a haircut during their stay in Derbyshire at the 1966 World Cup.

"They thinks it's a comb over now !!!! it is now [sic]."

Beat that, everyone. 

West Germany's Uwe Seeler (left) looks on as teammate Heinz Hornig (right) is given a trim by a local barber at the team's hotel in Derbyshire during the 1966 World Cup
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Trader put two-year-old 'at risk of death'

Derby Telegraph

A rogue trader put a two-year-old girl "at a real risk of death" when he fitted an unsafe boiler in the bedroom of her Derbyshire home, the Derby Telegraph reports.

Adam Sessions then faked the signature of a supervisor to try and convince the girl's father he was properly registered to fit it.

River 'looking great' after oil spill

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

That's the view of Paul Reeves, from the agency.

It's hard to disagree with him... 

River Derwent
Paul Reeves/Environment Agency

Oil pollution clean-up 'continuing'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Earlier this week we reported the River Derwent - near Derby County's iPro stadium - had suffered oil pollution.

According to the Environment Agency, work to clean up the oil is carrying on today.

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Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

  • Boy, 16, jailed for stabbing 22-year-old in city centre
  • Y Not Festival gets underway today
  • Striker: Derby County boss Nigel Pearson is running a "strict" regime

Police reminder over festival

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Festival 'like coming home'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Presenter Dean Jackson told BBC Radio Derby he has been to the Y Not Festival every year since it began in 2005.

"It still maintains that quite intimate feel - one of the great things about the Y Not Festival is it's one of the biggest festivals in the whole of this area and yet there's still a really friendly vibe about it," he said.

"The whole thing, to me, feels like coming home."

Madness and Noel Gallagher's band among headliners

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

This year's Y Not headliners are Editors, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Madness (pictured performing below).

Looks like Suggs would have been better off with some Baggy Trousers...

Madness
BBC

Y Not Festival gets underway

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A music festival that began as an "overspilled house party" gets going again today in Derbyshire.

Founder Ralph Broadbent originally planned to hold a party in his parents' garden while they were away, but the party was moved to a disused quarry when his parents stayed at home.

Y Not Festival
Ross Silcocks

Squad named for T20 clash

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire have named their squad for tonight's key match against Durham.

Another reminder - a win for the Falcons, and a defeat for either the Birmingham Bears or the Yorkshire Vikings, will see the club qualify for the last eight for the first time since 2005.

Hamish Rutherford
David Griffin

Judge pays tribute to Tom Webb family

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The judge also praised the family of Tom Webb for their conduct during the trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

"I pay tribute to the way that Tom's mother and girlfriend have conducted themselves during this trial, and to their quiet dignity and restraint during what must have been, for them, such a distressing time."

CPS: Murder 'completely senseless'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Karen Thompson, deputy chief crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service East Midlands, expressed her "heartfelt sympathies" to Tom Webb's family and friends.

"Tom Webb’s murder was a completely senseless and tragic waste of a young life," she said.

"There was no need for Haris Mohammed to be carrying a knife, there was no need for any kind of confrontation, and there was certainly no need to use the knife on Mr Webb."

Tom Webb family photo
Family photo

Judge: Murderer 'could have walked away'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The judge said the teenager "knew full well the devastating effects of what you did".

"Tom took hold of a bottle of vodka... in the hope that it would persuade you to leave them alone," she said.

"At no stage did he use it against you or attempt to do so. You could so easily have turned and walked away, but you did not.

"You got your knife out, you opened it, you put up your hood, no doubt to conceal your identity, and you deliberately stabbed him in the chest, causing the fatal wound."

Judge: 'The aggressor was you'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The judge described Haris Mohammed's murder of Tom Webb as "a cowardly and senseless attack".

She said: "I reject entirely the suggestion you still persist in making that you felt yourself to be under threat from Tom.

"From start to finish I am satisfied on the evidence that the aggressor that night was you."

Police: Sentence gives 'strong message'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Det Ch Insp Dave Cox, who led the investigation, said: “I hope that this sentence sends a strong message to anyone who is thinking of carrying a knife.

“Carrying a knife can have serious consequences and this is proof of that. A young man lost his life that night and another youngster will now be spending at least 14 years behind bars."

'Fit' comment led to murder

Tom Webb, 22, died from a single stab wound to the chest in St Peter's Street in Derby on 19 January.

Tom Webb
Family photo

The trial heard he was confronted by Mohammed after one of his friends made a comment about a young woman being "fit".

BreakingTom Webb killer sentenced

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Haris Mohammed (pictured) is sentenced to 14 years detention for the murder of Tom Webb, who was stabbed to death in Derby city centre in January.

Mohamed Haris
Derbyshire Police

Tom Webb mum 'can't forgive murderer'

Kristina Thornton

BBC Radio Derby

The mother of a 22-year-old who was stabbed to death in Derby city centre has told Nottingham Crown Court she cannot forgive her son's murderer.

In a victim impact statement, Rachel Webb said her son Tom was "warm, kind, thoughtful and loving", who "wanted to get married, have children, pass his driving test and join the navy".

Haris Mohammed, 16, is set to be sentenced after being found guilty of Mr Webb's murder.

Rachel Webb
BBC

Rams head to Germany for friendly

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Here is a shot of Derby County's players under Pearson's "strict" regime - before they head to Germany for their final pre-season friendly against Bundesliga 2 side Karlsruher SC.

As Nick Blackman said, there's no question of who's boss here...

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Blackman: Everyone 'on the same sheet'

BBC Sport

"He has been great since he's come in. He has been very strict and we all know who's the boss," Blackman, 26, said of Pearson, who was appointed in May.

"His word goes and that's final but there can be no complaints that players didn't know what their jobs were.

Nick Blackman against Manchester United
Getty Images

"Everyone is on the same sheet and we're all going in the same direction."  

Travel: Congestion in Swarkestone

BBC Travel

Heads-up - there's slow traffic on the A514 Swarkestone Bridge at the A5132 Barrow Lane junction. 

Pearson running 'strict' regime at Derby

BBC Sport

Derby County striker Nick Blackman says new manager Nigel Pearson (below) is running a strict regime at the club.  

The striker told BBC East Midlands Today the squad has responded well to the former Leicester manager's methods. 

Nigel Pearson
Getty Images

Long Eaton woman enters CBB house

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

(Yet another) series of Celebrity Big Brother has begun - and the latest line-up includes television personality Saira Khan, from Long Eaton.

As Troy McClure would say, you may remember her... from hit BBC show The Apprentice. 

Saira Khan
PA

Lesser-known 1966 pictures showcased

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

It's been 50 years of hurt, so to ease the pain, we've put together a story showing off the not so well-known photographs from behind the scenes at the 1966 World Cup in England.

That includes finalists West Germany, who spent 18 days in the Derbyshire Dales - long enough for Heinz Hornig (right) to need a haircut from a local barber, excitedly watched by captain Uwe Seeler (left).

Caption competition anyone?

West Germany's Uwe Seeler (left) looks on as teammate Heinz Hornig (right) is given a trim by a local barber at the team's hotel in Derbyshire during the 1966 World Cup
PA

T20: Falcons battle the Jets for quarter-final spot

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The Derbyshire Falcons are preparing for their crunch T20 clash with the Durham Jets later.

Derbyshire must win - and other results must go their way - in order for them to secure a quarter-final spot in the NatWest T20 Blast. 

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Pub floods cost 'tens of thousands' of pounds

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Away from the awful puns, it appears the flooding has really damaged the Noah's Ark.

Landlady Poppy Horne said she may never recoup the profits lost during the pub's closure.

"There were times when I thought: 'I'm not going to be able to keep my head above water... just to pay the staff's wages," she said.

Ground Control to Major Tom (Felup)

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

As promised, a new mural of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury - by Derby artist Tom Felup - was unveiled at the refurbished pub. 

Looks like this boozer is no longer "Under Pressure"...

New David Bowie mural at Noah's Ark pub
BBC

Pub reopens after floods force closure

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

You may remember seeing the below footage of the Noah's Ark pub in Derby. It was forced to close its doors a few weeks ago due to flooding.

Well, good news, it's back open - and the late David Bowie helped to relaunch it from beyond the grave (pictures and puns to follow). 

Derby pub forced to close due to flooding

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

  • Firm offers to drive Pokemon Go players around Derby for £15 an hour
  • David Bowie mural helps reopen city pub after flooding forces its closure
  • T20 cricket: Derbyshire Falcons take on the Durham Jets later

Pokemon drive price is 'fixed'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

One of the managers at Albatross, Brian Yasin, says the "meter doesn't keep running" if players want to step out of the car and walk to the Pokemon they crave.

What do you think? Good idea or is it just another firm looking to cash in? Let us know.

Gotta drive to 'em all?

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Inevitably, we're on to Pokemon Go now (again). 

For those of you who don't fancy walking 10km to hatch a Hitmonchan, then Albatross Cars is offering to drive players around Derby for £15 an hour in order to "catch 'em all".

Pokemon Go on mobile device
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