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Summary

  1. Toyota boss: Brexit forecasts 'unfair and premature'
  2. Man arrested in 'road rage' incident
  3. Woman 'mad' at council in pothole compensation row
  4. Olympic champion Adam Peaty set for tattoo
  5. Updates for Monday 5 September 2016

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By Alex Smith

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Weather: Chance of sunny spells

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Tonight will be very warm and humid, but tomorrow will be a drier day.

It will still be cloudy and murky - with a little drizzle - but we should see more in the way of breaks developing for spells of sunshine.

Fingers crossed...

Cabbies 'could lose £500' after taxis damaged

Derby Telegraph

Taxi drivers say they could lose up to £500 after their cars were broken into and damaged by a thief.

At least two private hire taxis and one Hackney Carriage were targeted in the spree, which happened in Littleover in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mickleover sign Clinton Morrison

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

I didn't know Clinton Morrison was still playing!

The former Coventry, Birmingham and Crystal Palace striker will certainly bring a wealth of experience to Mickleover. 

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Travel: Rush-hour congestion across Derbyshire

BBC Travel

You almost want to look away, but you probably shouldn't if you're heading towards any of these areas...

There is still slow traffic on the A52 Ashbourne Road in Brailsford at the Wildpark Lane junction. Also, there's very slow traffic on the A5111 Kingsway westbound in Derby at Kingsway Island.

Meanwhile, there's slow traffic on the A61 Sir Frank Whittle Road outbound in Derby between Pentagon Island and Little Eaton Island. 

Appeal after BMW bike stolen

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire Police is appealing for information after a BMW motorbike was stolen from a property in Hayfield.

The theft took place at about 02:00 on Wednesday 10 August, when three men forced the steering lock on the white F650 bike.

They then continued to push the bike down Meadows Road and make off with it.

Double lung transplant man rebuilding life

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

James Eyre, 42, from Derbyshire, has spoken to BBC East Midlands Today nearly a year after his double lung transplant operation.

Mr Eyre, who was born with cystic fibrosis, is now back at work and is attempting to rebuild 13 miles of dry stone wall in the county over the next 10 years.

The interview coincides with National Transplant Week.

James Eyre
BBC

Police release images of two men after car 'arson'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The good news continues...

Police have launched another appeal for information - this time over a suspected arson attack on a car in Chesterfield.

Images of two men seen in the area at the time of the "attack" at the Spire Walk Business Park at 19:00 on 1 September have also been released.

It is believed the car, a Jaguar XK Dynamic R, may have been set alight deliberately.

Cash and bike stolen from pub

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Witnesses are being sought after thieves burgled a pub and stole cash and a blue VooDoo Bantu mountain bike.

A fruit machine was also damaged during the break-in at the Jubilee Arms in Simmondley between 03:00 and 07:00 on Monday 29 August.

The Jubilee Arms
Google

Burglar jailed for 16 months after DNA cider drop

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A burglar has been jailed for 16 months after his DNA was left at the scene of the crime - on a bottle of cider he dropped.

Karl Beeson, 27, was seen running away from a house in Campion Street, Derby, on 5 May, and dropped a bag of items he had stolen.

A bottle of cider was one of those things - the burglar's fingerprints were also found on a bottle of whisky taken from the house.

Karl Beeson
Derbyshire Police

Beeson, of Harington Street, Derby, was sentenced on Thursday.

Bet he's not so happy now...

Fire boss asks public to join funeral

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Paul Wilkens's funeral is going to be this Friday at All Saints with Holy Trinity Church in Loughborough.

Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Steve Lunn says: "We are encouraging members of the public to join us as we say farewell to Paul, by lining the route that he will travel to the church."

Fireman to get ceremonial funeral

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Last month we told you about the death of the Leicestershire fireman Paul Wilkens while on duty in Castle Donington.

Paul Wilkens
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue

The fire service have now announced he will have a "full ceremonial funeral" and they're asking for the public to come along.

Brexit forecasts 'unfair', say Toyota

Simon Hare

BBC Inside Out East Midlands

Toyota said those comments are "premature and unfair at this stage".

Toyota assembly plant in Derbyshire
BBC

Car analysts: Toyota 'most likely' to leave the UK

Simon Hare

BBC Inside Out East Midlands

Toyota - which employs almost 3,000 people in Derbyshire - is among the firms most likely to leave the UK following the EU Referendum result, according to car industry experts.

Professor David Bailey (pictured below), from the Aston Business School, said the car industry is one of those industries that is "most exposed to the risks" around Brexit.

Professor David Bailey
BBC

Two detained over van theft

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Two men have been arrested and bailed in connection with the theft of a van from outside a house in Chellaston. 

Builders carrying out work on the roof of a house parked the van on the drive outside the property in Station Road.

The workers heard the white Ford Transit van start up and saw it being driven away. It was later found abandoned in a car park off Kestrels Croft Road in Derby.

The men, aged 36 and 37, remain on bail while enquiries continue.

Rams striker 'better prepared' for Championship

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derby County striker James Wilson has told the club's website he is better prepared to take on the Championship this time around after a loan spell at Brighton last season.

The Manchester United forward joined the Rams on a season-long loan deal last month.

James Wilson playing for former club Brighton
Getty Images

Drug dealer jailed for more than three years

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A drug dealer has been jailed for more than three years after admitting possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Ishmail Kiwanuka, 30, of Batemoor Road, Sheffield, was stopped by police in Chesterfield on 20 July and found to be carrying drugs, Derbyshire Police said.

He was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on 19 August.

Ishmail Kiwanuka
Derbyshire Police

Drone captures footage of hot air balloons

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

This is great - always worth another watch in case you missed it the first time around...

A drone captured aerial footage of hot air balloons taking to the skies around Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.

The lift-off took place as part of the Chatsworth Country Fair. 

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

  • Toyota boss: Brexit forecasts 'unfair and premature'
  • Man arrested in 'road rage' incident
  • Footage reissued after bar break-in
  • Olympic champion Adam Peaty set for tattoo

Members 'saddened' by legion closure

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Members of the Mickleover branch of the Women's Royal British Legion said they are "saddened" by the charity's decision to close the women's section entirely.

Some members think it could have been different had "they been given more of a say", but the charity said the move is essential to comply with regulations and to cut costs. 

Barwell or Evesham for Ilkeston in FA Cup

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Ilkeston Football Club will play either Barwell Football Club or Evesham United in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup on 17 September, it has been announced.

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PCC defends cost of new HQ

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has defended the cost of its new joint headquarters with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Both will have backroom staff based at the £16m building at the Butterley Hall site in Ripley. 

Hardyal Dhindsa said the previous building was "breaking and crumbling" and that the new site represents value for money. 

Hardyal Dhindsa
BBC

Hair products stolen from Boots

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Cue the "it's all kicking off in..." replies.

Derbyshire Police has released these CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the theft of hair products from a Boots in Osmaston Road, Allenton.

The theft occurred at about 11:30 BST on August 11.

Boots theft
Derbyshire Police

Derby players feature in Scotland's win

BBC Sport

New Rams signing Ikechi Anya was an 87th minute substitution in Scotland's 5-1 win in Malta.

On-loan striker Chris Martin (below) also got on the scoresheet.

Chris Martin
SNS

Footage reissued after bar break-in

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire Police have reissued footage of a break-in at Smithy's Marina Bar in Shardlow on 30 August after the bar's landlord issued it on social media last week.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the force.

Disrupted trains 'can now run'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

East Midlands Trains say the previously disrupted trains between the two cities "can now run". 

However, the company said some of their trains on the route will have delays, cancellations and alterations in both directions between Derby and Stoke-on-Trent while they recover the timetabled service.

Hundreds gather in concert response

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Hundreds of people gathered in Darley Park yesterday in response to the annual classical concert moving to Donington.

At the same time, thousands of people attended the official classical concert and fireworks display in Donington Park. 

Do you agree with these people? Let me know.

Trains disrupted after lorry hits bridge

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Trains between Derby and Stoke-on-Trent have been disrupted after a lorry collided with a bridge, East Midlands Trains say.

East Midlands Trains graphic
East Midlands Trains

Travel: More A52 traffic

BBC Travel

There's some slow traffic on the A52 Ashbourne Road in Brailsford at the Wildpark Lane junction - otherwise, it's all clear on the roads. 

Man arrested in 'road rage' incident

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage after an alleged road rage incident.

It happened at about 16:40 BST on Friday when a man parked his car near to the junction of Strutt Street and Rosehill Street in Derby, Derbyshire Police say.

An argument is then believed to have broken out between the man driving the car and a woman and a man in a car nearby. It is alleged that the woman's car was damaged during the incident.

The detained man has been released on bail pending further enquiries. 

Peaty's mum not a fan of tattoos

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

But Caroline Peaty told BBC Radio Derby that the swimmer is old enough to do what he likes, and that "if they're tastefully done", tattoos can look "really nice". 

Caroline, you're not alone, I'm nearly 26 and my mum would disown me if I got a tattoo...

Adam Peaty
PA

To ink or not to ink?

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The news that Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty looks set for a tattoo has - predictably - caused a bit of a social media stir...

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Twitter: Peaty set for tattoo

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

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Any thoughts on what Mr Peaty should get? 

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

  • Toyota boss: 'No tariffs' a priority in EU talks
  • Woman 'mad' at council in pothole compensation row
  • Chesterfield Waterside development to continue
  • Olympic champion Adam Peaty set for tattoo 

Listen: Chesterfield Waterside development to continue

Oli Constable

Work is set to begin on the next phase of the £320million Chesterfield Waterside Scheme today. 

Contractors will be preparing the land for construction of a hotel, shops, apartments, a multi-storey car park and offices along the A61.

Peter Swallow, is chairman of Chesterfield Waterside, says businesses are already lining up to occupy the new space.

Today's East Midlands weather outlook

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Avoid if you don't like the words "cloudy", "misty" and "murky"...

How do potholes form?

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

On the other hand, it's pretty difficult to stop potholes from forming...

Here's a video with some interesting* information on potholes.

*I'm aware my definition of "interesting" differs to many.

'Sorry, sir, not negligent'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Interesting... does that mean I can belt 29 cars with a golf club and later express the opinion that I wasn't negligent? 

Council 'not negligent' in pothole row

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The pothole, which was due for repair by the council, was "very dangerous", according to Ms Persico.

"It was about a foot long and about 10 inches wide and it was right at the edge of the tarmac so there were some sharp stones," she said.

The council said it doesn't consider it's been negligent and so cannot be held liable.

Split tyres
BBC

Woman 'mad' at council after split tyres

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Victoria Persico, from Horsley Woodhouse, said she is "mad" that Derbyshire County Council will not compensate her after her car was damaged when it went over a pothole in Denby earlier this year. 

Pothole
BBC