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  1. Updates for Monday 6 March 2017
  2. M1 northbound reopens after five-vehicle crash
  3. Paul Carrack dedicates song to Andy Potter
  4. Two Derby schools closed due to support staff strike
  5. Burton Albion Community Trust invited to Parliament
  6. 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 and East Staffordshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

East Midlands weather update: Showers will continue tonight

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Tonight, showers will continue for a time but drier conditions will develop in the early hours. There will be some clear spells, allowing for a touch of frost in the coldest spots.


Your photos: 'Toad-ally' terrific picture in Wingerworth

BBC Weather Watchers

What a "toad-ally" great snap from our Weather Watcher Stu's walk. It was taken in Wingerworth earlier on today. 

Stu's walk

Your comments: 'It's the kids who suffer' in school strikes


Earlier on we told you about two schools in Derby which are closed all week due to support staff strikes. This has got people talking on Facebook:

Alex Beswick wrote: "Both the council and the strikers need their heads banging together, it's the kids that are suffering! 

"Sure they'll love being off school in the short term, but in the long term it's their education and routine that will suffer."

Derby City Council and UNISON agree to another meeting

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Following more strike action today, Derby City Council and UNISON have agreed to another meeting tomorrow.

A joint statement by Derby City Council and UNISON said: "The process is challenging, but we remain committed to finding a resolution and we have agreed to a further meeting tomorrow.”


Boy, 15, arrested after school staff member assaulted

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a school staff member was punched and pushed to the ground, Derbyshire Police have said.

The staff member - from Littleover Community School - was assaulted on Friday at about 15:20 outside the school gates on Pastures Hill.

The force said the arrested boy will be interviewed but are still asking for anyone with any information to contact them. 

Littleover school

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale affecting J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an accident. Congestion to J30, A616 (Worksop).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Why are there so many millstones in the Peak District?

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Using  Your Questions , we've been asked: "Why are there so many millstones dotted about the Peak District?"

It's a good question. The first reference to millstone production in Derbyshire is as early as the 13th Century, at Alderwasley.

There are records of millstones quarried in Hathersage and Baslow in the 14th and 15th centuries.

By the 19th Century, flour mills were moving more to steel roller milling, meaning the end of demand for millstones. 

People still created stock, but when orders stopped they were abandoned.

Police name victim of fatal car and lorry collision

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

A man who died in a collision between a car and a lorry in Staffordshire at the weekend has been named by police today. 

Ryan Dunn
Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police say Ryan Dunn, who was 21 and from Burton, was driving a Volkswagon Bora on Saturday when it collided with a blue HGV. 

Officers say he died shortly after the crash.

Derby County v Preston North End

Mike Perkins

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County are asking fans to be patient when they play Preston North End tomorrow night.

County Fans
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Manager Steve McClaren has praised the club's supporters for staying with them, after the goalless first half in Saturday's 2 - 1 win over Barnsley.

Crack down continues for drivers on phones

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

New penalties are now in place for drivers who use their phones at the wheel...

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Boy, 5, airlifted to hospital after collision with car

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A five-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Burton-upon-Trent. 

The collision occurred at about 08:45 this morning, between Shobnall Close and Casey Lane.

The boy is now being treated at Birmingham Children's Hospital for a suspected head injury, West Midlands Ambulance Service said. 

Shobnall Close

An ambulance service spokesman added: "The driver of the car involved was assessed at the scene, but the man was discharged."

Baird: 'No talks' over Derby County future

BBC Derby Sport

BBC Radio Derby's sports reporter Owen Bradley caught up with Chris Baird today...

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Prisoner inquest opens

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

The jury has been sworn in for the inquest into the death of a prisoner at Foston Hall.

Karen Morris died in Royal Derby Hospital on 10 January 2015.

Derby Coroner’s Court heard the 33-year-old had a history of self-harm.

A post-mortem exam found the cause of death was tramadol toxicity.

Foston Hall

The hearing is expected to last at least a week.  

Your photos: Gorgeous Grindleford

BBC Weather Watchers

Grindleford is looking beautiful today. 

Thank you to our Weather Watcher David L for sending this great snap in.

David L

Clean up for shop owner after Morledge fire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A Derby shop's clearing up this morning after a fire in a neighbouring flat.

Firefighters were called to Morledge early on Saturday morning where they tackled a fire above a derelict fish and chip shop.


Chris Priest, who owns the wholefood store next door, said the ground floor hasn't been damaged, but the café and upstairs office have been damaged by smoke.

Gritters out on main routes

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

We are in for another cold night and the council are prioritising all main routes...

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Second appeal for help after break in at 86-year-old's house

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

CCTV images have been re-issued of a man after a bank card was stolen from an elderly woman's house in Normanton.

Between 16:00 and 21:15 on Thursday, November 10, thieves broke into the home of an 86-year-old on St Clares Close.

Derbyshire Police

The thieves made off with a range of items including a bank card, Nokia Experia phone, and a variety of jewellery. 

This included a Lapis Lazuli necklace, a gold necklace with an amber stone, three marcasite rings, and a range of women’s watches.

Police have re-released a picture of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the bank card which was used in a store.

Two Derby schools closed due to support staff strike

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Ivy House Special School and Portway Junior School in Derby will be closed all this week because support staff are on strike.

It's the second full week of strike action during a long running pay dispute with the city council. 

Parents have said they're contacting their local MPs to try to bring an end to the stalemate.

School strike

If you want to find out the latest information on school closures you can find out here.

M1 closed after Jet2 plane 'emergency'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The M1 was closed over the weekend due to an "aircraft emergency" which resulted in both directions of the motorway closing for about 20 minutes.

The Jet2 plane which was carrying 153 people on board had a suspected malfunction.

Getty Images

Police stopped traffic from J23a and J24 at about 21:30 on Saturday, to allow "a clear flight path" for the Jet2 plane, which landed safely before being inspected.

Burton Albion 'very community minded'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Burton Albion Community Trust chairman, John Jackson, told BBC Radio Derby: "Burton Albion, of all football clubs, is very community minded, as the club has supported us 110% of the way.

"They are the cornerstone of what it is that we achieve. 

"So we are proud to be apart of the Burton Albion football family."


M1 fully reopens after crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

View more on twitter

And there's no longer a diversion in place from junction 26.

M1 crash: One lane to remain closed

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

One lane will remain closed so contractors can deal with a spillage...

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M1 crash: Picture released

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Incredibly there were no serious injuries in the crash on the M1 this morning, officers said.

Police have released this picture of the overturned car involved in the five-vehicle crash which closed the northbound side between junctions 26 and 27.

View more on twitter

Two lanes have now  reopened on the northbound side but there are still delays.

Burton Albion Community Trust invited to Parliament

Jonathan Baker

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Burton Albion football club members have been invited to the House of Commons today, after being named Midlands Community Club of the Year.


They won the award for their work in encouraging fans to have prostate checks on a match day.  

M1 crash: 'No life-threatening injuries'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police said that nobody involved in the five vehicle crash suffered life-threatening injuries this morning. 

Road users have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys and consider using diversions put in place.

Five vehicles in M1 crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A lorry and four cars were involved in the crash on the M1 just after J28 this morning.

Highways England

One of the vehicles overturned and the southbound side was shut while the air ambulance landed.

Traffic that's stuck in the closure between junctions 26 and 27 is being diverted off at junction 27, for Hucknall.

East Midlands weather outlook

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

And here's how today's looking...

Alex Hamilton has the forecast for the East Midlands.

M1 diversion in place

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Traffic is being diverted at J26 on to the A610 through Codnor and around Ripley, north on the A38 and back on the M1 northbound at J28.

Nottinghamshire Police are on the scene managing traffic, according to Highways England.

Paul Carrack dedicates song to Andy Potter

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Musician Paul Carrack, who was performing at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham on Saturday night, dedicated one of his songs to BBC Radio Derby's Andy Potter. 

The song - Love Will Keep Us Alive - was co-written for the Eagles.  

Paul Carrack

Andy died of cancer last week .

M1: Delays of 50 mins

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The M1 northbound's not expected to reopen until about 11:15.

It's currently still closed between junctions 26 and 28.

Highways England said there are delays of 50 minutes.

View more on twitter

M1 southbound side reopens

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The southbound side of the M1 has been reopened but all lanes on the northbound side remain shut between junctions 26, for Nottingham, and 28, for Alfreton and Mansfield.

Highways England

It's after an accident involving an overturned car.

Northbound traffic is being diverted off the motorway at junction 26.

View more on twitter

M1 'closed' for overturned car

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The M1 appears to have been closed in both directions after reports of an overturned car on the northbound side at J28.

M1 j28
Highways England

Highways England said there are delays of 20 minutes and normal conditions are expected by 10:30.

Your photos: Picturesque Heanor

BBC Weather Watchers

The sky is looking beautiful this morning in Heanor.

Thank you to our Weather Watcher Stoneyford View for sending this in.

Stoneyford View

Travel: Slow traffic on the A38

BBC News Travel

Traffic is queuing on the A38 Kingsway between A6 Duffield Road and Enfield Road.

Join us for today's live coverage

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome along to Monday across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

I'll be with you today with the region's news, sport, weather and travel. 

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