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  1. Updates for Thursday 11 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Local Live - updates will start again tomorrow at 08:00.    

Weather: A better day tomorrow with sunshine

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

A dry and mostly cloudy night although some clearer spells developing during the early hours. 

Feeling warm with lows of 16C (61F).

A better day on the cards tomorrow - dry with variable cloud and long sunny periods, especially late morning, early afternoon. 

Feeling warm with highs of 21C (70F).

Other clubs 'chasing' debts says Ilkeston

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's now a full statement from Ilkeston FC on that suspension.

They say it's come about because other clubs are "aggressively" chasing historic debts over speculation they now had "substantial funds" following the sale of Che Adams.

Ilkeston FC
Ilkeston FC

The club says it always intended on settling those debts which it will do once it gets the money from the transfer. 

Firm says it won't repeat wages 'mistake'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you earlier about Premier Recruitment in Derby which has been named in a list of employers who failed to pay the minimum wage to workers.

It was calculated that it owed more than 400 workers £34,000.

Premier Recruitment

However the firm says the money was a transport deduction on payslips (which had been agreed to by workers) but it was unaware this broke regulations as it brought down wages below the minimum wage. 

It added: "This has been a costly mistake that we won’t be repeating."

People on board were not injured

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There were only three people on the plane - a Cessna G-MAPP - at the time of the accident, with the pilot being taught how to fly the aircraft.

None of them were injured but some flights were redirected to Birmingham.

Aircraft screw caused closure of airport

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Cast your minds back to January when a light aircraft crash landed at East Midlands Airport and caused flights to be suspended for several hours.

An accident report has now concluded an incorrectly-fitted screw caused a fault with the aircraft's landing gear.

East Midlands Airport crash landing

Police 'did not believe teacher was suicide risk'

The coroner told the inquest he's concerned Derbyshire Police don't have a policy for making arrests in schools.

The force has said there was no information or intelligence to suggest Mr Wilkinson would leave the school or that he was at risk of suicide.

Deputy Ch Con Peter Goodman said: "Officers used their professional judgement with the information they possessed at the time." 

Staff have since been made aware of police guidelines around suicide prevention risk management, which weren't available at the time of his death, he said.

Trainee teacher hit by train 'should have been arrested sooner'

Alexander Howick

BBC Radio Derby

An inquest jury's concluded a trainee teacher at a school in Derbyshire should have been arrested sooner.

Ryan Wilkinson, from Sunlea Crescent in Stapleford, was hit by a train at Long Eaton station, a day after an allegation was made that he'd touched a boy inappropriately.

The inquest heard police came to the school the next morning, and asked for Ryan to be isolated. Having arrived at 09:00, it was 20 minutes before they entered the room  - by which time he'd left. Two hours later, police were told he'd been hit by a train. 

The jury concluded Ryan allowed himself to be struck by a train, but that his intentions were uncertain.

New three-year deal for Keogh

BBC Derby Sport

Good news for Rams fans.

Richard Keogh has signed a new contract keeping him at Derby County until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Richard Keogh
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Man wanted after staff 'tricked' over change

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police want to speak to this man after a member of staff in a Tideswell shop was "tricked" into handing over more cash after he asked for change following a small purchase.

It happened at the Co-operative store in Commercial Road back in July.

Derbyshire Constabulary

Weather: Staying dry and warm tonight

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It's going to be a dry and cloudy night and it’ll feel warm too with lows of 16C (61F)    


Your views: Drop-off charges are 'ridiculous'


Some of you have been giving your thoughts on the airport parking charges for drop-off and pick-up areas on our Facebook page.

Jos Speller wrote: "It is ridiculous... the drop off zone should be totally free... and then maybe charge after ten mins if people use it inappropriately. At Southampton that is what they do and works perfectly."

Peter Luckless Woodings, said: "Was acceptable when it was a pound but greed has taken over."

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A Derby firm has been named and shamed for not paying its workers more than the minimum wage
  • Erewash Borough Council is to start fining flytippers £400 if they are caught
  • Derby and Burton Albion face a dilemma with their stewards for the next round of the EFL Cup as both teams have been drawn at home

Suspension could affect other clubs and fixtures

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's a full statement from the EVO-STIK Northern Premier League on their website but there is no indication of how Ilkeston FC has broken the rules.

They said the club's suspension could have an impact on other Premier Division fixtures and clubs who "will be advised as soon as possible".

Ilkeston FC have licence suspended

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Ilkeston Football Club have had their operating licence suspended by the Northern Premier League.

It follows a breach of the League's rules and regulations and means the club "will not be able to participate in any footballing activity" until the breaches have been resolved to the satisfaction of the league.

The club has the right to appeal, but are yet to comment on the matter. 

Clough 'unsure what will happen'

Jay Freeman

BBC Sport Online

Speaking before last night's second-round draw, Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby, "We're not sure what will happen if we're drawn at home, Derby are drawn at home and we've got to play on separate nights."

Nigel Clough
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The two teams are also scheduled to play each other in a Championship fixture on Friday 26 August, potentially two or three days after their EFL Cup fixtures.

Man found with serious injuries in Burton

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A man was found with serious head injuries when police were called to Sainsbury's car park in Burton at 06:30 this morning.

He's been taken to hospital for treatment and four people have been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Parts of the car park are cordoned off while forensic officers investigate the scene.   

Travel: A453 car fire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

There are currently delays on the A453 near the M1 junction at Kegworth because of a vehicle fire.

Looking at the Highways Cameras it appears to be out and the fire service are at the scene.

camera a453
Highways England

Burton and Derby face fixture headache

Jay Freeman

BBC Sport Online

Burton Albion, Derby County and the English Football League face a fixture dilemma for the EFL Cup second round in two weeks' time.

As we've been telling you the ties are scheduled to take place 23 August with the Brewers drawn at home against Liverpool while Derby County have also been drawn at home against Carlisle United.

Pirelli Stadium
Getty Images

But the two teams share stewards so they cannot play home games on the same evening.

Weather: Staying cloudy today

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Expect a slightly drier afternoon but it’ll stay quite cloudy with the odd spot of drizzle.

Highs of 20C (68F)

Cyclist hopes to be fit for next competition

Andrew Strachan

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Mr Cooke, 72, has just returned home from hospital and already has his eyes on the Master’s Championships in October.

He says wearing a helmet saved him from life-changing injuries at the very least, if not death    

Cyclist recalls 'worst accident' of his life

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mr Cooke still competes and is also head of coaching at Derbyshire's Institute of Sport.

Recalling the accident on 1 August, he said: "I have had some good ones [accidents] in the past and fallen off all over the world but I think this was the worst. I honestly thought I had gone."

Geoff Cooke

He said wearing this helmet saved his life and he's grateful that after just a week in hospital he's back at his home in Long Eaton.

Men wanted over air conditioning theft

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to about a theft in Normanton, Derby.

An air conditioning unit was stolen from the back yard of Nafees in Normanton Road at about 08:50 on 9 July.

Derby theft
Derbyshire Constabulary

Helmet saved cyclist from serious injuries

Andrew Strachan

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Geoff Cooke, a former Commonwealth gold medallist, said he had "the worst crash of his life" recently while cycling around the track at Derby Arena.

The bike in front of his punctured, he went over it and smashed into the concrete on the inside of the track. 

Geoff Cooke

They were riding full pelt at the time - he says over 30mph - and he punctured a lung, fractured three ribs and a collarbone and has pretty substantial bruising, but he said wearing a helmet saved him from a more serious injury.   

Cyclist has worst accident of his career

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Next, we have the story of a cyclist who has been competing in tournaments for more than 30 years and says a recent accident was his worst ever, and he's convinced wearing his helmet saved his life. 

Airport charges 'help pay for improvements'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Six years ago the airport brought in a drop-off charge of £1 but they doubled it in May.

They say it helps to pay for improvements and that free short-stay parking is available further away.


But, still £2 for 10 minutes? I'd rather get the bus...

Your photos: Where did summer go?

BBC Weather Watchers

It's a pretty miserable weather outlook in Hadfield, Derbyshire for August.

Hadfield, Derbyshire

Firms named in government list

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's the list of firms that have been revealed by the government for not paying the minimum wage to employees.

Premier Recruitment in Derby is second in this list and several other local firms appear too, including a nursing home and two takeaways.

East Midlands Airport parking charges 'one of highest in country'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Now, parking charges at the airport. Worst bit about going on holiday? I think so.

East Midlands Airport has come under fire for the charges it levies on dropping people off outside the terminal.

airport parking

The RAC says the flat fee of £2 for 10 minutes makes it one of the priciest in the country.

That's especially because for every minute you stay after that you're charged £1!

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A teenager is in hospital with a fractured skull after an attack outside a city centre club this morning
  • A Derby firm failed to pay its workers the minimum wage and has had to pay back £34,000
  • Burton Albion will face Liverpool in the next round of the EFL Cup 

Cheer on Molly in final later

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you can stay awake for it, Molly Renshaw will be competing in the 200m breaststroke final just after 02:00 tomorrow.  

Fingers crossed for you Molly!

Derbyshire swimmer heads into final

BBC Sport

It was a great day in the pool for Ripley swimmer Molly Renshaw.

Just after 03:00 this morning she set a British record to reach the final of the women's 200m breaststroke at the Rio Olympics.

Tree 'hotspot' has been bad for 30 years

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC Radio Derby's Alex Howick went down to what's known locally as the Lightning Tree in No Man's Lane - a long country road in Risley, Erewash.

Below it is an area that has become a "hotspot" for flytipping - and was full of beer cans, plastic poles and cardboard packages.

Lightning Tree

Vic who lives nearby told him the dumping of rubbish had been a big problem there for 30 years and he thinks the council fine won't change that.

Firm paid less than minimum wage

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

Premier Recruitment in Derby has been named and shamed for not paying the minimum wage.

It's near the top of the list of shame, owing 424 people who work for it £34,000.

Farmer agrees with fine

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

John, who owns a farm near a flytipping hotspot in Erewash, has told BBC Radio Derby he has had bits of furniture and rubbish left blocking his gateway in the past.


"It's just unsightly," he said. "It's got worse over the years."

He thinks the fine is a good idea and might stop people from dumping rubbish.

Your views: Fine isn't big enough

Council spends thousands on rubbish clean-up

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The authority in Erewash has been trying to tackle the problem of flytipping for years.

They said the total cost for clearing up other people's dumped rubbish last year cost them £13,782 so its hoped the fine will place some of that cost on the people who are doing it.

Erewash Borough Council