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  1. Updates for Monday 13 March 2017
  2. Police on the hunt to find serial sex attacker
  3. A623 in Eyam reopens after collision
  4. Derby County sack Steve McClaren for a second time
  5. Chaddesden WW1 hero honoured with plaque
  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.  

Weather: Dry with clear spells

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Overnight it'll be staying dry with variable amounts of cloud there will be some clear spells at times, particularly at first with more in the way of low cloud later. 

However it will be warmer than last night thanks to the cloud.

Min Temp: 7C (45F).


Watch: Police's message for women after sex attack appeal

BBC Radio Derby

Supt Tracy Harrison said the four sex attacks have had a "life-changing impact" on the victims...

Couple safe after house fire in Woodville

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently still at the scene of a house fire in Woodville.

They arrived at the house on Jubilee Park at 15:30 today.

A spokesman said a couple returned home to find a fire in an airing cupboard. They suffered minor smoke inhalation but there was extensive damage to the house.

Jubilee Park

By-law given the go ahead for Ilkeston and Long Eaton

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres will have a by-law put in place giving police the power to stop people urinating and defecating in both towns.

The idea has been given the go ahead by Erewash Borough councillors, who hope that the new rule will come into force by the summer.

Long Eaton

The council said police only have limited powers but the new by-law will make this type of behaviour a criminal offence.  

Anyone caught not following the new rule will face a £500 fine.

The council has less than 28 days to publish the notice of the making of the by-law.

Derbyshire wicketkeeper signs new contract

BBC Derby Sport

Harvey Hosein, Derbyshire's wicketkeeper has signed a new contract to stay with the County Championship Division Two side until the end of the 2019 season.

The 20-year-old has scored 713 runs in 18 first-class games.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club
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Crich Tramway Village collection hit by winter mould

Calum McKenzie

BBC News Online

A number of trams from a "world renowned" collection have been severely damaged by an outbreak of mould.

Mould is inspected by a man

Crich Tramway Village, which is home to the country's biggest collection of trams, said the damage was caused by insulation problems at their depot. 

Museum bosses said the outbreak of mould was "heartbreaking and devastating". 

The Derbyshire-based attraction said it needed to raise £200,000 to carry out improvements to their depot in order to stop the mould problem.

Mould close up

It's thought about "five or six" trams need attention following the winter mould.   

Your comments: 'We have talent at the club but Friday was the pits'


Our Facebook has had everyone talking after Steve McClaren was sacked, here are a few:

Chris Holmes wrote: "The players are at fault as is the chairman. The chairman has too much involvement and the players that have failed year after year should be moved on."

Roger Faulkner said: "Sorry but not surprised. We have talent at the club but Friday was the pits. A managers job must be to get the players to perform at full potential. That did not happen."   

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell remanded in custody

BBC Radio Derby

Former football coach Barry Bennell has been remanded in custody charged with 12 counts of historical child sex abuse.

Eleven of the alleged offences are said to have happened in Derbyshire, while one is said to have taken place in North Wales.

The 63-year-old will appear before Chester Crown Court next week

In January, Mr Bennell, a former youth coach at Crewe Alexander, pleaded not guilty to eight other sexual offences.

Barry Bennell

Brewers out of relegation zone

BBC Derby Sport

Burton Albion are now three points and four places clear of the relegation zone after Saturday's home win over Nottingham Forest. 

Nigel Clough's side has now gone six games without defeat after winning 1-0 at the weekend.

Burton Albion
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Watch: Plaque for Chaddesden World War One hero unveiled

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A World War One hero, who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, has been recognised at Derby railway station with a special plaque.

Jacob Rivers, from Chaddesden, worked for Midland Railway and was killed in the battle of Neuve-Chapelle in France in March 1915. More than 80 of his family members came to see the plaque being unveiled.

Your photos: Magnificent Millers Dale

BBC Weather Watchers

What a marvellous shot of Millers Dale, taken by our Weather Watcher Sam's House.

Millers Dale
Sam's House

East Midlands weather update: Cloud to move in

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

The cloud will begin to move in from the north west over the course of the day, but there’ll still be some bright spells this afternoon.


Travel: A623 in Eyam reopens

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The A623 in Eyam has now reopened following this morning's collision. 

A61 road works rearranged

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire County Council has delayed plans for replacement traffic lights on the A61.

Work was due to start today but will now take place on Thursday and is expected to take six weeks.

Drivers are being warned to expect delays along this route for the next few weeks while restrictions are in place.


Appeal to find missing Burton man

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Phillip Gyde left his home in St Chads Road, Burton, at some point overnight yesterday.

He failed to turn up for a work training session in Swadlincote this morning.

The 56-year-old who is diabetic and not had his medication is described as white, 5ft 9in with a stocky build; short, light brown hair and blue eyes.

Missing man
Staffordshire Police

Police are concerned as Philip could fall ill very quickly as a result of not taking his insulin.  

Portway Junior School partially closed for another week

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

So it's been just over a week since Portway Junior School has been able to open its doors to all pupils because of continuing strike action.

The headteacher has written to parents warning them it'll be closed partially for another two weeks, because of the dispute between teaching assistants and the city council.

Portway Junior School

The school in Allestree said half of its staff have been involved in the strike so it wasn't safe to open.

Derby City Council and UNISON have been in talks to find a resolution to the dispute over changes to staff's terms and conditions .

Chaddesden WW1 hero honored with plaque

Peter Spencer

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A World War One hero who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross has been recognised at Derby railway station with a plaque.

Jacob Rivers, from Chaddesden, worked for Midland Railway and was killed in the battle of Neuve-Chapelle in France in March 1915.

Plaque unveil

Mr Rivers was enlisted in 1899 and served with Royal Scots Fusiliers before working for the railway as a labourer.

At the outbreak of war he re-enlisted with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was awarded the VC for creeping "within yards of a very large number of enemy troops and 'hurled bombs on them'." 

He repeated the action later that day only to be killed.

Andy Savage, executive director for the Railways Heritage Trust, said: "I think it's to the shame of the railway industry for Jake's name to not be there. He was not given the honors he deserved."

Travel: Crash closes A623 in Eyam

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The A623 in Eyam is currently closed due to a collision, if you are heading this way expect delays.

Derbyshire Police has said the occupants of both vehicles are "fine" but to avoid the area if possible.

Recovery of both vehicles is now in progress.


McClaren's final words as manager: 'No need to panic'

BBC Derby Sport

"There's no need to panic...stability is needed," Steve McClaren said in his final interview as the Derby boss on Friday.

His final interview is available to listen to here.

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Watch: Serious sex attacks appeal

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Superintendent Tracy Harrison has three key messages...

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Four serious sex attacks in Derby are now being linked

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Police believe the same man is responsible for all four sex attacks which have taken place around Derby over the last couple of years.

  1. Monday, 27 September 2014, a teenaged girl was sexually assaulted on a footpath between West Park Road and Acorn Way at about 20:50.
  2. Monday, 7 September 2015, a woman was subjected to a serious sex attack in the nature reserve close to South Avenue within Darley Park at about 17:40.
  3. Tuesday, 22 December 2015, another woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault on the same footpath between West Park Road and Acorn Way at about 18:40.
  4. Thursday, 16 February 2017, a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in the area of Stoney Lane, Spondon at 11:00.
Appeal handout
Sex appeal

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 entry slip road partially blocked southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

East Midlands weather outlook

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

And here's how today's looking around the region...

Fifth clash between Forest and Rams with new manager

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

As Derby County face today without a manager we have seen this interesting stat on Twitter...

And one of our sport journalists has verified it is true. 

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Police on the hunt to find serial sex attacker

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Four serious sex attacks which happened in Derby are now believed to have been carried out by the same man.

Officers are linking three serious assaults which happened in Spondon, and another in Darley Abbey when an 18-year-old woman was raped. 

Derbyshire Police is warning women to avoid secluded areas on their own.

police appeal handout
Sex Appeal

They're handing out this leaflet and have set up a dedicated phone line for people to ring to provide information.   

Derby County needs a 'manager who shares our values'

BBC Derby Sport

The Derby County owner Mel Morris said he wants the club's next manager to "set us on course for a sustainable place in the Premier League".

Mel Morris

Could Garry Rowett take McClaren's place?

Joe Shennan

BBC Radio Derby Sport

It looks like Gary Rowett is set to be the next manager of Derby County.

The former Rams defender Rowett is the favourite to succeed Steve McClaren, and should be in place in time for Saturday's East Midlands Derby at Nottingham Forest. 

Garry Rowett
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Could this be Derby County's man?

Travel: Slow traffic on A38 and A52

BBC News Travel

There is currently slow traffic on the A38 Kingsway roundabout and queuing traffic on the A52 Pentagon Island.

It looks as if there are no other major problems on the roads this morning.

McClaren 'had changed over the last couple of weeks'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

The decision to sack McClaren isn't a big surprise, given a slump in form.

I definitely felt as though Steve had changed over the last couple of weeks.

Then listening back to his interview on Friday, it's almost a little bit of him, not quite pleading for the job, but he certainly tried to say all the right things to make it clear that he is part of the long term solution.

Derby County sack Steve McClaren for a second time

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

In case you missed it, last night Steve McClaren was sacked as Derby County manager for a second time, five months after he was reappointed.

Derby, 10th in the Championship, said they acted following a "significant, unexpected and persistent decline in results, team unity and morale".

Steve McClaren
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Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Happy Monday everyone. I'm here to bring you all of today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire.

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