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Cumbria's weather: Fine with some warn sunshine

BBC Weather

It should be a fine afternoon with lengthy spells of warm sunshine.

Winds will remain light and highest temperatures will be from 15C to 18C (59F to 64F).

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Father and daughter admit cruelty to dogs

Greig Watson

Reporter, BBC News Online

Puppy farm
North East Derbyshire District Council

A father and daughter from Derbyshire have admitted animal cruelty offences after inspectors found dogs and puppies living in filthy conditions.

At Chesterfield Magistrates Court, Peter Lamb, 69, of Ashford Road, Dronfield Woodhouse, and Sansha Lamb, 39, of Draycott Place, Dronfield, pleaded guilty to nine offences of failing to ensure the welfare needs of dogs in their care were met, and a further two offences of causing unnecessary suffering to dogs in their care.

Puppy farm
North East Derbyshire District Council

In various outbuildings at a property in Unstone, RSPCA and council officers found 24 dogs and puppies, as well as the decomposing body of a deceased pug.

A vet found the animals were covered in faeces and urine, were suffering from malnutrition, and many had lice infestations causing skin conditions.

The pair are due to be sentenced at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court on 4 November.

Yorkshire clubs among worst for football related arrests

Leeds United and Sheffield United were among the five worst clubs for football related arrests last season, according to a new report.

A flare at Sheffield United
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Leeds United had 49 arrests last season, with the most common offence being pitch incursion. Only Stoke City had more arrests - 80 - in England and Wales, according to government figures.

Sheffield United had 41 supporters arrested - the fourth highest - with public disorder the most common offence,

The Blades also had the fourth highest number of banning orders in place, with 54.

In total there were 1,381 football-related arrests In the 2018/19 season, a 10% decrease on the previous season.

The nursery with no toys

Toys
BBC

A nursery school in Bristol, which experimented with taking away toys from classrooms, has decided some children will not be getting them back.

Ilminster Avenue in Knowle West replaced dolls, plastic cars and models with everyday objects like cardboard boxes, keys and old train tickets for a month, earlier this year.

Teachers say it has made the pupils use their imaginations a lot more.

Although a small number of toys will return for some age groups, most of them will remain banned for the foreseeable future.

What sort of toys do they really need?

Prof Paul Howard-JonesUniversity of Bristol

Prof Paul Howard-Jones from the University of Bristol said it raised interesting questions.

"Not just whether children need toys at that age, but what sort of toys do they really need?

"What are toys for? Who is selling the toys? Why are we buying them?"

Trader to 'chain himself to scaffolding' in Chapel Walk row

Local Democracy Reporting Service

An angry business owner has threatened to chain himself to scaffolding he blames for a loss in trade and has called for a council cabinet member to resign over the issue.

The Chapel Walk scaffolding
BBC

Shopkeepers along Chapel Walk, in Sheffield, say they have been blighted by scaffolding put up two years ago as part of a £4.6 apartment scheme.

Carl Dunne, of Cards and Gifts, said the street had become a "vile" place since the works started while others have reported a 35% drop in trade.

He said he was looking at chaining himself to the scaffolding in protest and has called for Sheffield City Councillor Mazher Iqbal to resign.

The council had previously said it would remove the scaffolding but after a new developer took on the project last month said it was keen to see the work completed.

Mr Iqbal, the cabinet member for business and development, said: "Rather than waste further time removing the scaffolding only to put it back up again, the reassurance we have from the developer means it will be best to leave it standing and complete the project."