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  1. Updates for Monday 20 February 2017
  2. Boy dies in scooter crash in South Normanton
  3. Arrest after boy dies in scooter crash
  4. Tonnes of waste dumped on farmland
  5. £15,000 grant for Ashbourne carnival
  6. Teaching assistants hold 24 hour vigil
  7. Derby County fan visits every English stadium
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd

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

Weather: Light rain but mild

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Overnight will be cloudy with a few spots of light rain and drizzle in the first part of the night. 

The outbreaks of rain will become more widespread in the early hours. 

It’ll be mild, with some hill fog patches possible over high ground.

Minimum temperature: 7C (45F)


Nigel Clough returns to Pride Park

BBC Derby Sport

Tomorrow's game will also be Burton manager Nigel Clough's first return to Pride Park, since being sacked in September 2013 after over four and a half years in charge. 

Nigel Clough
Getty Images

He's told BBC Derby Sport that he's got nothing to prove ahead of a vital week for the brewers - who also face Blackburn on Friday.   

Rams v Brewers for the first time at Pride Park

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County could be without Craig Bryson, Nick Blackman and Johnny Russell for tomorrow night's local derby against Burton Albion. 

Bryson has a hip injury with knee and hamstring problems troubling Blackman and Russell, respectively. 

Rams and Brewers
Getty Images

Derby and Burton will meet for the first time ever at Pride Park tomorrow.  

Your photos: Edensor village

BBC Weather Watchers

Now what a beautiful picture of Edensor village (pronounced Ensor).

Thank you to our Weather Watcher John Yorkshire Lad Leigh for sending this in.

It is truly stunning.

John Yorkshire Lad Leigh

Drug dealer caught by undercover cop jailed

Aleena Naylor

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

This is the woman who was caught dealing drugs by an undercover police officer.

Claire Hardy, of Edward Street, was jailed for three years after she appeared at Derby Crown Court on Friday, Derbyshire police said.

She pleaded guilty to possessing a class A drug with intent to supply.

Claire Hardy
Derbyshire police

An undercover officer captured on camera the moment she tried to sell heroin in Derby city centre.

The officer was cycling down St Helens Street last September, when they spotted the deal taking place.

£15,000 grant for Ashbourne carnival

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Organisers of the Ashbourne Festival have been awarded a £15,000 Arts Council Grant to bring back the town's carnival.

It's been a number of years since it was held in Ashbourne and residents think it's "brilliant".

It will be held on Sunday, 18 June and is to have a South American theme. 

Carnival float
Ashbourne festival

Heidi Buxton, who lives in Ashbourne, said: "I think it's brilliant, absolutely great.

"I can remember when I used to be apart of the carnival many years ago, when I was in the Brownies."

Undercover cop spots drug deal

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Police have released footage of the moment an undercover officer caught a drug deal going off on the streets of Derby.

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Both lanes reopen on M1

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Some good news for travellers...

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And this is what was causing those problems earlier...

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Burton Albion v Derby County tomorrow

BBC Derby Sport

It might be his return to Pride Park tomorrow but Nigel Clough believes the next game, against a relegation rival, is bigger for Burton.

BBC Sport

Missing girl from Clay Cross

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Lesharna Stafford was last seen on Friday at about 22:00 in Clay Cross. 

The 16-year-old has links to Leicestershire and police say they just want to make sure she is "safe and well". 

Lesharna Stafford
Derbyshire police

She was last seen wearing a navy blue patterned blouse, a black short jacket, black skinny jeans and trainers.  

Traffic: Delays on M1 southbound because of a crash

BBC News Travel

Two lanes are closed and there is queuing traffic on the M1 southbound in Derbyshire between J28 for Alfreton and J27 for Hucknall because of a crash.

You are being advised to leave more time for your journey this afternoon.

Highways England

Owner reunited with wedding photos

Aleena Naylor

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Earlier on we told you about the wedding photos found in Chaddesden Park on Valentine's Day.

Derbyshire police said couple who's wedding photographs were found in the park have been traced.

The appeal was spotted by their daughter on social media.  

Are Derbyshire charity shops becoming more popular?

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

With more appeals for volunteers, is this a sign we are buying more secondhand clothes?

The Oxfam shop in Belper is in desperate need of more workers to keep up with its demands.


Our reporter, Nigel Cash, went to the charity shop to see the huge amount of clothing they have had donated.  

Especially in the fancy dress department...


Derby County fan visits every English stadium

BBC Derby Sport

Derby fan Ed Wood has broken the world record for visiting every English league ground in the shortest time. 

Mr Wood managed to squeeze in a visit to every Football League stadium in England in just over six months.

He has now set a new Guinness World Record of visiting 93 grounds in 189 days.

Ed Wood
Ed Wood

On Saturday, 22,000 miles later, the Derby County fan reached his final ground, League One Rochdale's Crown Oil Arena.

Arrest after boy dies in scooter crash

Eric Simpson

BBC News Online

A 27-year-old man has been arrested over the fatal crash on Fordbridge Lane, South Normanton, yesterday evening.

He remains in police custody.

Fordbridge Lane in South Normanton

'Lost' wedding photos remain unclaimed

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Last week we told you about the discovery of wedding pictures apparently lost in Chaddesden Park but found by cleaners.

Crime Scene Investigators have now enhanced some of the images and released more copies.

Wedding photos
Derbyshire Police

If anybody recognises them or anyone in them they are being asked to contact Derbyshire police.  

Wedding photos
Derbyshire police

BBC to honour region's music heritage

BBC Radio Derby

What local music legend do you think deserves a blue plaque?

We are looking for suggestions for who or where you think should be honoured.

Tweet us your suggestions on who you would nominate.


Fly-tipped waste 'steaming and smelly'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Uttoxeter farmer Richard Weston told us he's worried people will think he's to blame for tonnes of waste dumped on his land.

Speaking to us earlier he said: "At the end of the day if they blame me they are blaming the wrong person, because it's nothing to do with me.


"I'm just the victim who can't do anything about it.

"It's sat here now and it's steaming, it smells, people are going to start complaining but again what do I do?"

Fly-tippers strike again

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The Environment Agency is trying to find out who's responsible for dumping domestic waste in Yoxall, pictured, and Uttoxeter last week.

Fly tipping

The fly-tippers dumped waste in Yoxall just two days after waste was discovered on farmland near Uttoexeter.

It's not yet clear if the two incidents are linked.

Watch: Today's weather outlook

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's the weather forecast for the East Midlands.

Lorry stuck on A515

If you are heading in this direction expect delays...

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Teaching assistants hold 24 hour vigil

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

School support staff in Derby will stage a 24 hour vigil outside the council house starting at noon today. 

It's the latest run of strikes against cuts to their pay, which the union said has seen some staff lose 25% of their income. 

School strike

Derby City Council said it's been willing to try every avenue to resolve the dispute.  

Your photos: Kedleston Hall

BBC Weather Watchers

What a beautiful view of Kedleston Hall taken by our Weather Watcher LouP.

Thank you for sending this in over the weekend.

If you have any snaps send them into us here.

Kedleston Hall

Tonnes of waste dumped on farmland

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A fly-tipper dumped 40 tonnes of waste on to farmland near Uttoxeter.

Richard Weston who owns the land off the A50 said it's going to cost him about £8,000 to remove the rubbish, pictured below.

Fly tip

Two days later a similar amount was fly-tipped on a road in nearby Yoxall, when waste including bottles, cement and nappies was also dumped.

The Environment Agency said it is investigating both incidents.

Boy dies in scooter crash in South Normanton

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A teenage boy has died after he was involved in a crash yesterday evening.

Police were called to Fordbridge Lane, South Normanton, at about 20:00 after reports that a 14-year-old on a scooter had been involved in a collision with a black Ford Fusion.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.

Fordbridge Lane

He remains in police custody.

Travel: Slow traffic on A52 and A38

BBC Travel

There is slow traffic on Pentagon Island on the A52 and Queensway A38 coming into Derby.

Good morning: Join us for today's live updates

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

It's me with your news, travel, sport and weather for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire today. 

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