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  1. Updates for Wednesday 17 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Dave Wade

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

Weather: Warm night ahead

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Staying dry with some sunshine for the rest of the day. 

Remaining dry overnight but we will have some low cloud rolling back in later. 


The cloud will keep the temperatures up so it will be a fairly warm night with temperatures falling to a minimum of 13C (55F).  

Your pictures: Bakewell

BBC Weather Watchers

A serene summer scene over in Bakewell...


Brewers midfielder in Australia squad

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Jackson Irvine has been named in the Australia squad for next month's 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

The Burton Albion midfielder is in the squad to face Iraq in Perth and the UAE in Abu Dhabi in September.

Jackson irvine
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Olympics: Brailsford picks best moment

BBC Sport

What an Olympics for Team GB in the Velodrome.

Derby's Sir Dave Brailsford has picked out his favourite moment.

Sir Brailsford Dave

"On the very first night there was Callum Skinner," Brailsford told BBC Breakfast. 

"He’d not been to a Games before - it was a 'will he won’t he' kind of thing. He smashed it. They’re all going to get an enormous amount of credit but for me Callum, in his first Olympics, needed to deliver in a pressurised situation and he did it fantastically well. That’s the great story."

BB gun destroyed

Could have been nasty...

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Brewers: Palmer signs new deal

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion midfielder, Matt Palmer, has signed a new two-year deal at the Pirelli Stadium.

Matt Palmer
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'We were tight at the back' - Pearson

BBC Derby Sport

The Derby County manager reflects on an improved performance and a first win for the club.

Dress sale 'tongue in cheek'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Despite selling her dress and all that she's said on her eBay post, Samantha Wragg bears her husband, who's moved in with another woman, no ill.

Samantha, who works in social media, wrote in a blog post: "A lot of people ... think it's really bitter but anyone who knows me knows I've got a great sense of humour and it's very tongue in cheek."

Samantha Wragg
Joshua Wragg

After all the media attention the auction has received, she wrote: "Oh and Celeb Big Brother producers if you’re reading this – I’m pretty sure I’ve got a space in my diary for next summer."

Watch this space, I guess.

Travel: More M1 woes

BBC Travel

There's one lane closed and slow traffic on the M1 northbound between junctions 28 and 29 because of a broken down vehicle.

The stretch has only just got back to normal after a crash closed two lanes earlier.

Northern Ireland defender Chris Baird

Northern Ireland defender Chris Baird retires from international football to concentrate on his club career with Derby County.

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Your pictures: Blue skies in Belper

BBC Weather Watchers

Belper looking resplendent this morning...


Weather: Warm and fine

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Dry and fine with variable cloud and warm sunny spells. 

Temperatures hovering around 24C (75F) with a light south easterly breeze.


What the L?

It's all kicking off in Chesterfield.

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Kitten returned to owner

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

PC Baggaley believes he'd somehow clung to the bottom of her police van as she drove from Hopton to Sudbury and back to the Ashbourne Police Station for the night.

Derbyshire Police

“I am not too sure how the little kitten survived the tour under the van but I had an extra errand that day, the return of a very special cat," she said.  

Kitten spends night in cells

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This little fella got banged up in Ashbourne last week...

No, he's not a cat burglar, he'd hitched an eight-mile ride on a police van.

rachel baggaley, kitten
Derbyshire Police

PC Rachel Baggaley had visited a man in Hopton who had a newborn kitten.

The next day she heard a loud meowing before seeing the 10-week old cat come running out of one of the cells at the Compton Street station.

Football: How did lower league teams fare?

BBC Derby Sport

In the NPL Premier Divison:

  • Buxton beat Grantham 1-0
  • Matlock drew 1-1 against Skelmersdale 
  • Mickleover lost to Rushall Olympic 2-0

In first division south: 

  • Gresley beat Stocksbridge Park Steels 2-1 
  • Belper lost to Newcastle Town 3-1

Alfreton Town win 3-2

BBC Derby Sport

In the National League North, Alfreton Town hung on to win 3-2 at Brackley. 

Goals from Dan Bradley, Craig Westcarr and Tom Allan had put the Reds 3-0 up.

Dress is 'full of bad memories'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

If you want to see more of Samantha's dress, bad luck, she's "burned/permanently deleted everything with his [her husband's] disgusting face on it".

It's hard to tell just how disgusting the face is behind the blurring here...

Joshua Wragg

She tempts the buyer in, saying the dress is "full of bad memories and shattered hopes and dreams".  

"Hope this dress brings you a lot more happiness than it brought me in the end and if not... well you can always sell it on here!"

Ex-bride sells dress to pay for divorce

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

So your husband leaves you for another woman and you're left to foot the bill for the divorce fees. What do you do?

Well, selling your wedding dress is a start - and for one Chesterfield ex-bride, it looks set to be a right little earner.

eBay selling page

Samantha Wragg has raised bids on eBay of over £13,000 for the dress, including veil.

However, buyer beware, it needs dry-cleaning first to "remove the stench of betrayal"...

Delays while pavements replaced

Derby Telegraph

Derby City Council is warning that drivers could face 11 weeks of delays while pavements are being replaced in Normanton Road.  

Festival sex attacker 'had uneven teeth'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The woman described the sex attacker as tanned and in his late 20s, 

His teeth were uneven and he had acne scars on his face and was wearing a black band t-shirt.

Police said he may have complained to friends and family about a pain in his hand. 

Sexual assault at Bloodstock festival

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A woman fended off a sex attacker at a music festival in Derbyshire by hitting him with a torch, Derbyshire Police has said.

The sexual assault happened at Bloodstock in Catton Park on Sunday.

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The 28-year-old woman was in her tent when a man entered and sexually assaulted her between 14:50 and 15:20.  

Rams secure first win of Championship

BBC Derby Sport

Derby County picked up their first league win of the Championship season too last night.

Craig Forsyth scored a late header for Derby to finish 1-0 at Preston North End.

Derby v pne
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Travel: Crash in Flash

BBC Travel

There's been a two-vehicle accident that's partially blocked the A53 in Flash at the Brown Lane junction.

Travel: M1 accident

BBC Travel

Two lanes have been closed on the M1 northbound between junctions 28 and 29 because of a crash.

Highways England

'Teaching assistants are crucial' - Corbyn

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's what Mr Corbyn had to say: "I'm hoping there can be an agreement reached on teaching assistants because I recognise that teaching assistants are absolutely crucial.

"As I understand it the issue is a dispute over funding arrangements between the council and school budgets."

Derby city council

Around 2,000 teaching assistants and other school staff have been affected by the city council's pay review.

The council's declined to comment on Mr Corbyn's comments.

Teaching assistants: What's the issue?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The council spent months warning school support staff that the pay review would happen - and on 1 June, their new contracts came into effect. 

The result was that school support staff who don't work during school holidays no longer get paid for that time with some losing thousands of pounds. 


Unison and the council are now meeting through the arbitration service, ACAS. 

The union says it's had discussions but their dispute is still ongoing and further strike action in schools is planned for September.

'We look dangerous' - Clough

BBC Derby Sport

Here's what Brewers manager Nigel Clough had to say on the victory...

Burton Albion beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 to secure their first win in the Championship.

Brewers' first Championship victory

BBC Derby Sport

History in Brazil - and history in Burton too...

The Brewers earned their first ever victory in the second tier, with club-record signing Jackson Irvine among the scorers against Sheffield Wednesday last night,

Fellow summer signings Callum McFadzean and Lloyd Dyer made it 3-1 at the Perelli Stadium.

Corbyn continues East Mids tour

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Labour leader is over the other side of the A52 this morning for a head-to-head debate with leadership contender Owen Smith.

It's being broadcast on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show right now...

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Corbyn calls for agreement on Derby teaching assistants

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

If you were in Derby yesterday, you probably will have seen the crowd of over 1,000 who came to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak yesterday.

During an interview with BBC Radio Derby the Labour leader's called on Derby City Council to come to an agreement with teaching assistants over their pay. 


School support staff have taken strike action and are planning more in September over the Labour-led authority's equal pay review that's seen 2,000 staff given significant pay cuts.  

Travel: Ambulance crash at Markeaton

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

A lorry and ambulance have collided at the Markeaton Island...

It doesn't look serious: A wing mirror looks to have broken a window.

ambo lorry

It's causing delays on the A52.

'Do Olympic officials want to get on telly?'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Burnell's had more strong words to say about the Olympics officials

"Imagine this happens in the [football] World Cup final and the referee gives the goalie a yellow card for standing there. That is how ridiculous this is," he said.

Jack Burnell
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"They always want to be seen to be doing something. On the Olympic stage, what do they want to do? Do they want to get on telly to show a yellow card? To show their family back home that they're doing something? It's absolutely ridiculous."

Travel: A38 delays in Burton

BBC Travel

Roadworks at the Branston Interchange are causing delays on the A38 southbound..

Burnell: Appealing decision 'pointless'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Burnell was given his second yellow for pushing defending champion, Tunisian Oussama Mellouli.

Here's how he explained himself: "He was holding my leg not for one, two, three, but for four or five strokes, so I had to turn round to try to get him off. What am I meant to do?"

British Swimming's appeal was dismissed but Burnell said trying to overturn the decision was pointless.

"It's never changed anything in the sport," he said.

'This whole thing is a joke' - Burnell on disqualification

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

So as Team GB's golden couple, cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, celebrate their medals this morning, swimmer Jack Burnell is out of the Olympics after being disqualified.

The 23-year-old former University of Derby student was shown two yellow cards in the men's 10km open water swim yesterday.

And he's not happy, describing the decision as "absolutely outrageous"...

Weather for the East Midlands

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Here's how it's looking this morning...

East Midlands weather forecast

Travel: M42 lane closed

BBC Travel

If you're heading south out of Derbyshire this morning, be warned there's a broken down lorry on the M42 southbound that's closed one lane.

Good morning: Join us for today’s live news coverage

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Perfect morning for a balloon ride, wouldn't you say?

This was the scene in Clay Cross this morning...

clay cross

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