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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 5 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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

Weather: Mainly dry but cloudy finish to Friday

Kay Crewdson

BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

A fine and (for 99% of us) dry end to the day with variable, in places large, amounts of cloud but also some sunny spells.

BBC Weather grid
BBC

Risk of a light shower but most of us will stay dry.  

A gentle westerly wind. 

Highs of 22C (72F). 

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

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

Keogh: Pressure's on the relegated sides to go up

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derby defender Richard Keogh has been speaking about how the pressure might not be on the Rams as much this season as it was last time out. 

Richard Keogh
Getty Images

"I think the money that they're (Newcastle and Aston Villa) are spending will mean the pressure is on them," Keogh told BBC Radio Derby's Owen Bradley. 

"It'll be about whether they can handle that."

Your photos: August across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A nice bit of dry stone wall in Belper. 

Dry stone wall
LindafromBelper

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher LindafromBelper for the pic. 

Employment agency responds to MPs Sports Direct criticisms

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

For some sort of context - Transline Group and another agency, The Best Connection, provide about 3,000 members of staff for Sports Direct. 

'Sports Direct agency' responds to MPs criticisms

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

An employment agency which provides staff for Sports Direct's warehouse in Shirebrook has responded to claims it could be in contempt of Parliament.

Sports Direct shop
PA

Transline Group, who are paid £50m a year by the sportwear retailer, were criticised by MPs two weeks ago.  

They were accused of giving "woefully poor, and in some cases, incorrect evidence." 

Transline have told the BBC it has responded to these claims within the deadline, "maintaining our position of providing transparent and accurate information." 

Murder charge following Chesterfield death

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

An 18-year-old has been charged with the murder of a man in Chesterfield. 

It relates to the death of Darren Broadbent who was found on Monday 1 August. 

Jaiden Browne-Evans, from Sheffield, will appear before magistrates on Monday.   

Sink hole opens up under Derby

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The sink hole is underground - as this photograph will prove...

Sink hole work men
BBC

Sink hole causing delays in Derby

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you are heading home from work this evening you might want to be aware of a sink hole that has opened up in the Five Lamps area of the city. 

It's at the junction of Garden Street and Lodge Lane and is thought to be at least four metres deep. 

New pitch dimensions at iPro

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Today's Tom Brown tweets...

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Scott Mayor

A former police officer is jailed after he pleaded guilty to having indecent images of children.

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Bent ready for 'big kick off'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derby County striker Darren Bent tweets...

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Former cop jailed over child sex pics

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A former police officer from Derbyshire has been jailed for six months for making indecent images of children. 

Scott Mayor, 45, from Inkersall, worked for the Nottinghamshire force and was dismissed from his job in 2015. 

He admitted six charges at Derby Crown Court yesterday.

Your photos: August across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This next update is for the trainspotters among you out there. 

Duchess of Sutherland
Steve A

The Duchess of Sutherland pictured at Ilkeston earlier this morning by BBC Weather Watcher Steve A. 

Listen: Keogh previews Brighton opener

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what Richard Keogh has had to say about his summer and the season ahead...

Derby County defender previews the Championship season-opener against Brighton

Derby fans 'optimistic' ahead of new season

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

You're an optimistic bunch Rams fans apparently...

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Weather: Dry, bright and sunny afternoon

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A pleasant afternoon with variable amounts of cloud and a few sunny spells.

A gentle westerly wind. Highs of 22C (72F).

Your photos: August across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Absie for sending in this photo from Winster in the Peak District. 

Winster
Absie

Question is though - are they rabbits or hares? 

Answers on a postcard or even better via email.

Throup: Constituency will be 'delighted' for McLoughlin

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Mrs Throup added: "Whenever I meet someone from his constituency they always speak very highly of him and they wouldn't be saying that if he wasn't in his constituency working hard.

Patrick McLoughlin
Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

"Everybody locally will be delighted for him." 

Throup: Knighthood recognises McLoughlin's 30 years service

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's a little bit more from Maggie Throup's interview with BBC Radio Derby about Patrick McLoughlin's knighthood. 

"He's had 30 years as a member of parliament, serving his local community is so important," Mrs Throup said. 

"People forget that we are there working hard in our constituencies day in day out." 

Throup: McLoughlin deserves his knighthood

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Erewash MP Maggie Throup has said Patrick McLoughlin thoroughly deserves his knighthood.

Maggie Throup
BBC

Mrs Throup has told BBC Radio Derby she hopes the honour won't be devalued in the row over cronyism.

Your photos: August across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher bitchilly for sending in this rather dramtic picture from Froggatt in the Peak District. 

Froggatt
bitchilly

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

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

Pearson: Time for Rams to put on a performance for fans

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's Nigel Pearson's interview with BBC Radio Derby ahead of tomorrow's opener with Brighton...

Derby County manager talks to BBC Radio Derby ahead of the season opener.

FA Cup match brought forward to Friday night

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Scarecrows stop play. 

I've heard it all now...

Heanor's match moved because of scarecrow festival

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The start of the football season always bring some fantastic stories. 

Scarecrow festival
BBC

Heanor Town's FA Cup tie with Hinckley AFC has been brought forward to this evening because of a scarecrow festival. 

Find out how much you should be paying in rent

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

You can also have a go at seeing how affordable rent is in your area via this handy link.

Rental signs
BBC

Derby 'among the cheapest' places to rent

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A BBC investigation has found Derby is one of the areas in the country where average pay goes furthest on rent. 

To let sign
Thinkstock

It also found the average one-bed home costs £410 a month to rent in the city. 

Sheffield Wednesday fans

Josh Hunt

BBC Sport

A supporters' group says fans of EFL clubs are "angry" away ticket costs, with some paying 40% above Premier League prices.

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Mascot 'excited' ahead of return

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Rammie's ready...

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New Football League season just hours away

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

You know it's the start of the football season when...

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Rams and Brewers gearing up for big kick off

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Amid all the Olympic build up, it is easy to forget the new forget the new Football League season gets under way this weekend. 

Nigel Pearson
Getty Images

Former Blackpool and Millwall boss Ian Holloway has predicted Derby will finish fourth and Burton 21st, narrowly avoiding relegation. 

Support from across region for 'golden' Adam Peaty

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

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

  • Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin is knighted in David Cameron's resignation honours 
  • Graffiti on the war memorial in Castle Donington's expected to be removed today
  • Adam Peaty is making final preparations for tomorrow night's 100m breaststroke heats 

Olympic hopeful's story to be told in BBC show

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If this morning's updates have whetted your appetite to learn more about the region's golden boy Adam Peaty then you might not want to miss this... 

Adam Peaty promo
BBC

'Nobody has come close to Adam Peaty,' says coach

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ryan Lovatt, one of the coaches at Adam Peaty's swimming club in Derby, says the 21-year-old has nothing fear going into his first Olympics.

Adam Peaty
Getty Images

"He's the world record holder, he is going into it as the fastest guy in the world this year and nobody has come close to him," Lovatt told BBC Radio Derby. 

"We hope he is going to bring that gold back."

McLoughlin's knighthood criticised by Lib Dems

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It appears though that not everyone is happy that David Cameron has knighted former cabinet colleagues like Patrick McLoughlin. 

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the list "is so full of cronies it would embarrass a medieval court." 

Region's MP knighted by ex-PM Cameron

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin has been knighted in former PM David Cameron's honours.

Patrick McLoughlin
Carl Court/Getty Images

Arise, Sir Patrick. 

War memorial graffiti to be cleaned up

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you were following this page yesterday you might have seen my colleague Euan Duncan tell you about some graffiti on a war memorial in Castle Donington. 

War memorial graffitti
BBC

Some good news - the graffiti is to be cleaned off today.