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  1. Live updates for Monday 31 July 2017
  2. Y Not Festival refund action calls grow
  3. Toddler killer mum has jail term cut
  4. Services to mark Passchendaele centenary
  5. Triathlete injured in hit-and-run crash
  6. Residents face 'constant battle' with smell and flies

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By Gavin Bevis and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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Festival goers at Y Not want refunds after it was cancelled.
The Derbyshire festival was called off a day early after heavy rain and wind.

Our live coverage across the day

Our dedicated live coverage has ended but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear overnight.

We'll be back with more at 08:00 on Tuesday.

Weather: Dry clear night ahead

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

There's a risk of the odd isolated shower through the evening but becoming dry with clear spells overnight.

BBC weather

It will be a largely dry and bright start tomorrow with some good spells of sunshine through the morning.

Scattered showers will move eastwards into the afternoon which have the potential to be heavy and perhaps thundery with blustery winds.


Watch: Thousands await Y Not refund

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We're still waiting for Y Not's organisers to tell us what they plan to do about refunding music fans who attended this weekend's ill-fated event.

This video takes a look back at the muddy mess the festival became.

Three churches chosen to try to solve 'national' bat problem

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A Rutland church is one of three churches to have been chosen to pilot a £3.8m scheme to solve the "national problem" of bats damaging churches.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) said it hoped the money would allow bats to live "in harmony" with congregations.

All Saints Church in Braunston in Rutland

The other two churches taking part in the project are in Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

Cyclist killed in Leicestershire tractor crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A cyclist has died after a crash involving a tractor in Leicestershire yesterday.

Police said the bike and tractor collided in New Inn Lane between New Inn and Market Harborough at 12:18.

The cyclist was taken to hospital but died from his injuries. No-one else was injured.

Flight from East Midlands to Mallorca diverted after emergency

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A plane flying from East Midlands Airport to Mallorca had to land at Gatwick Airport this afternoon after a medical emergency on board.

Thomson Airways has apologised to passengers for the inconvenience and said it was working to get them back on their way to Mallorca "as soon as we can".

No further details about the nature of the medical emergency have been released.

East Midlands Airport
Christian Doidge

Forest Green striker Christian Doidge signs a two-year contract extension, as Nottingham Forest defender Alex Iacovitti joins on loan.

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Man takes his ferret for 84-mile walk

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

This little ferret has finished a long walk with its owner Charlie Hammerton...

Bandit, the ferret

Charlie and Bandit raised £3,510 by walking the entire length of Hadrian's Wall - all 86 miles (138km) - in three days in memory of Charlie's mother, Jan.

She died in March after suffering from motor neurone disease and Charlie undertook the walk just five days after her funeral.

Charlie, who lives in Arnold, said: "Our story seemed to get a lot of interest from a lot of people about how inspiring we were, so we sort of ventured into motivational speaking - that is one thing I am very keen on."

He is now gearing up for another charity walk - this time in the Netherlands.

Your photos: Butterflies in Leicestershire


Butterflies have taken over BBC Leicester's Instagram today!

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Trouble at Sunderland ahead of Rams clash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Sunderland have confirmed Darron Gibson will face an internal disciplinary process after he was filmed appearing to criticise team-mates after Saturday's 5-0 friendly loss to Celtic.

Derby County boss Gary Rowett will no doubt be watching developments with interest - Sunderland are due to face the Rams in the season-opener at Pride Park Stadium on Friday.

Darron Gibson
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Police boss: Carrying a knife 'the most stupid thing you can do'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire's police and crime commissioner Lord Willy Bach has warned young people to stop carrying knives.

It comes as police in the county try to halt a trend which has seen knife crime increase by 25% in the past year.

Lord Willy Bach

"When you go out, go out to enjoy yourselves, don't go out with knives - it's the most stupid thing you can possibly do," he said.

"You're just as likely to be a victim as a perpetrator and if you're caught, you're likely to end up in custody and it can be as long as four years."

Woman grabbed while waiting at Worksop bus stop

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Two men tried to rob a woman as she waited at a bus stop in Worksop at the weekend.

The woman told police one of the men grabbed her arm and demanded she hand over her purse in Priorswell Road at about 03:40 on Saturday.

However, she pulled her arm free and ran away without handing anything over.

Police are now appealing for help identifying the pair.

Priorswell Road

Watch: Rams fans get poetic for new season

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Have you seen BBC Radio Derby's new advert for the forthcoming football season yet?

It features Rams fans stationed at a number of well-known spots around Derbyshire reciting a famous motivational poem.

And it rhymes - as all good poetry should. Enjoy...

Spondon route reopens after sewer repair

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Good news for Spondonites - the road was closed a couple of weeks ago due to a collapsed sewer.

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Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of an accident involving lorry and a car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Young striker handed new deal at Brewers

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Marcus Dinanga has signed a new one-year contract with Burton Albion.

The 20-year-old striker scored more than 30 goals while on loan at Matlock Town last season and has netted three times during the Brewers' pre-season campaign.

Dinanga - who is listed as 116 years old on the club's website - said he hoped to earn a chance in Burton Albion's first team this season.

Marcus Dinanga page
Burton Albion

Passchendaele to be remembered at Cathedral Service

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

I expect plenty of people will be going to this...

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Y Not Festival: 'Why was the organisation so poor?'


We've had a number of comments on our Facebook page about the Y Not Festival's cancellation.

Candy Sutton posted: "Where was all the straw to help the main areas? Isn't this usually put in place throughout the festivals to help ease the mud in such bad weather?? Why was the organisation generally so poor this year?"

Ben Taylor countered: "Straw lol, wouldn't of made the slightest bit of difference on that field."

Y Not sign

Sarcasm fan Ian Carter then wrote: "News flash heavy rain causes a field to be muddy!"

Woman sought after eight Rams kits stolen

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police have released a photo of a woman they want to speak to after eight Derby County kits were stolen from the club shop.

The home strips were taken from the DCFC Megastore at Pride Park Stadium at about 16:30 on Saturday 22 July.

Derbyshire Police have asked anyone with information to call 101.

CCTV photo of woman
Derbyshire Police

Tram named after student nurse

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A tram has been named after a student nurse, who was nominated by the parents of a child she cared for at the hospital.

Christina O'Loughlin, 24, works for the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and won Nurse and Midwife of the Year 2017.

Tram names after Christina.
NET Nottingham Trams

Traffic police numbers in county drop by more than half

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The number of traffic police on Nottinghamshire's roads has more than halved in the last 10 years.

In 2007, Nottinghamshire Police had 138 dedicated road traffic officers but that number has gone down to 61, a drop of 56%.

It is the fourth largest drop in the country compared to other forces.

Road traffic police

The force said budget cuts have meant they have faced challenging times and the figures do not take into account the significant number of officers who have dual roles.

Village junction sees 'nine accidents in two months'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Campaigners calling for improvements at a busy road junction in south Leicestershire say they've secured a meeting with highways bosses to discuss making the road safer.

People living in Shearsby say their village's junction with the A5199 is an accident blackspot, adding there have been nine crashes in the past two months.

Shearsby crossroads

Anne Blaine says she was so fed up with the situation, she formed a committee to get something done.

"We find it completely unacceptable to have so many casualties on our doorstep over many, many years," she said.

"We felt compelled to set up a committee... to raise awareness and to request attention from the council and highways."

Bakewell show set to go ahead despite wet weather

Tom Ingall

BBC Look North

The annual Bakewell Show looks set to go ahead as planned tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday despite heavy rain over the weekend which led to the final day of the nearby Y Not festival being cancelled by organisers yesterday due to the inclement weather.

I've been in the Derbyshire village all morning and there's plenty of water around!

Flooding in Bakewell

The event draws thousands of people to the showground from areas including Yorkshire and a decision has been made to put down large amounts of chopped down straw in an attempt to dry up the site before it opens to the public tomorrow morning.

Tractor putting down straw

BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Derby and BBC Look North will be broadcasting from the 2017 Bakewell Show across the three days of this year's event.

Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season in full swing, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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Y Not staff 'stopped driver helping stranded festival-goers'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man has told the BBC, staff at the Y Not Festival ordered him to stop rescuing motorists who were stuck in mud at the Pikehall site.

Richard Clayton, 34, from Matlock, said he had gone to pick his partner and eldest daughter up after hearing it had been cancelled.

He used his Land Rover, jump leads and a tow rope and pulled six cars out before being told to stop.

Y Not mud

He said: “The people working there told me ‘It was their [the drivers] own stupid fault for driving on the mud’.

“It was horrendous, completely disorganised. The attitude towards everybody was horrendous. I wasn’t there to make any money, I was there to help people."

The BBC has approached the organisers for further comment.

Teenager charged after Pentagon Island police chase

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit through Derby city centre.

Police said a car refused to stop on Ashbourne Road on Friday afternoon and had been chased through Pentagon Island and into Chaddesden, where it crashed into a tree in Hampshire Road.

The boy was charged with dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop and driving without insurance. He will appear before magistrates next month.

Pentagon Island towards Chaddesden

Gossip: Leicester's Mahrez still keen on Roma move

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Riyad Mahrez has been a regular fixture in BBC Sport's football gossip column this summer - and today's no exception.

The Daily Mirror reckons he's keen to join Roma - and is hopeful the club will return with an improved offer for his services.

There's also a bit about Leicester's efforts to sign Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

Riyad Mahrez
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BBC documentary Hospital to be filmed in Nottingham

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The next series of the hit BBC Two documentary, Hospital, will be filmed in Nottingham.

It will take a look behind the scenes at Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital to see how staff deal with the daily pressures and demands on the health service.

Filming for the six-part series will begin at the start of next year and will broadcast next spring.


What is unique about Hospital, is that it goes beyond the headlines and gets under the skin of the challenges our staff experience every day and very often the difficult decisions they face in their efforts to do what is right for patients, their loved ones and carers."

Laura Skaife-KnightNottingham University Hospitals

Watch: Cat's slow-mo butterfly catch

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

I agree there were plenty of butterflies to be seen over the weekend - here's my cat Barnaby trying to catch one in Borrowash.

Mother who stamped baby to death has jail term cut

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A mother serving a life sentence for killing her baby daughter during a "violent burst of temper" has had her minimum jail term cut.

Kathryn Smith was found guilty of murder and child cruelty after 21-month-old Ayeeshia Jane Smith was beaten and stamped to death at her home in Burton-upon-Trent in May 2014.

The 24-year-old was ordered to serve at least 24 years behind bars at Birmingham Crown Court in April last year.

Kathryn Smith

However, judges at the Court of Appeal have ruled the original term was too long in light of Smith's youth and "immaturity" and reduced it to 19 years.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas said: "The minimum term imposed by the judge did not properly reflect the circumstances of the murder, the previous conduct, the other offences of which she was convicted or the mitigating factors.

"In our judgment, the minimum term which properly reflected all the factors should have been one of 19 years."

However, the judges refused Smith's bid to overturn her murder conviction, dismissing a suggestion by her barrister that it was "unsafe".

Passchendaele: Former Leicester Tiger pays tribute to uncle

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

It's 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele - one of World War One's bloodiest spells of fighting.

Former Leicester and England rugby player Lewis Moody is in Belgium to honour those who died including his mother's great uncle, Ernest George Lovejoy.

He spoke to BBC Breakfast earlier today...

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Your photos: Butterfly season

BBC Weather Watchers

Looks like lots of you had butterflies in your garden this weekend. Here's one Scrappy snapped in Kegworth.

Butterfly in Kegworth

And here's a photo from East Leake by Maggie T.

Butterfly in East Leake
Maggie T

Watch: Another medal for Peaty

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

In case you missed it (or ICYMI, as the kids say) Adam Peaty picked up another medal at the World Aquatics Championships in Hungary last night - silver in the 4x100m medley relay.

Here's the race...

Missing Derbyshire man found dead on boat

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A Derbyshire man who went missing with his boat in France has been found dead.

Police said the David John Henson, 76, who had been living on the boat prior to his disappearance, was found dead on board the vessel in the Toulouse area of France on Thursday.

His family have been informed along with the French authorities.