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Euan Duncan

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Light showers arrive later

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Rain will push in from the west overnight, but this is likely to be fairly light and patchy, with lows of 11C (52F).

    Weather temperatures for 7am on Saturday May 21

    Tomorrow will be a blustery day and there'll be outbreaks of rain, which could be heavy at times, but this should clear by early evening allowing for some late sunshine, with highs of 15C (59F).

  3. Osnabruck twinning agreement remains, says city council

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby City Council says the twinning arrangement with Osnabruck in Germany will continue, despite stopping the envoy exchange.

    The authority says it can no longer afford to fund the envoy, but the other ties built up over 40 years will carry on.

  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories we're covering this afternoon.

    • Two teenage girls detained for 12 months over baby kidnap plot after using Facebook to contact mothers, including one in Derby
    • Iraqi man from Normanton arrested and second man from Derby bailed over migrant smuggling
    • And son of Derby man murdered six years ago frustrated by delay to inquest into his death
  5. Baby kidnap plan to maintain pregnancy story

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Det Sgt Duncan Gouck, from Derbyshire Police, said 18-year-old Holly Kelland intended to pretend the baby was hers: "She had obviously created a story around her pregnancy and that story was maintained over a period of time to family and friends.

    "I can only assume the offences were committed in order for that false reality to continue into the future."

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    Video caption: Police warning after Facebook baby kidnap plot

    Kelland also pleaded to three counts of fraud false by representation. Derby Youth Court heard she had serious mental health problems and had been the victim of bullying and domestic violence.

  6. Roundabout improvements set for summer

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Ever driven onto a roundabout? Can't say I have, but Cavendish roundabout in Derby is set to be replaced with new higher kerbs to reduce the chances of vehicles damaging it.

    Cavendish roundabout in Derby

    The three-week project is due to start on 13 June and will cost £190,000, which includes landscaping, replacing drains and some road resurfacing.

  7. Burton girls to play at Premier League champions' stadium

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Forget the FA Cup Final ... it's a big weekend for a girls' school football team in Burton who will be playing at Leicester City's King Power Stadium on Sunday.

    King Power Stadium, Leicester

    The year 5 and 6 girls at Saint Modwen's Catholic School will be aiming to be crowned champions of a national competition.

  8. Second man from Derby bailed over migrant smuggling

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The National Crime Agency said Rekawt Kayani was apprehended on a European Arrest Warrant at his home in Normanton. 

    He was detained with a 29-year-old from Derby and a 32-year-old from Gillingham, who have been released on bail pending further inquiries, as part of a joint investigation with French authorities.

    Kayani, who now faces extradition to France, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London yesterday, and has been remanded in custody until a hearing on 5 July.

  9. Iraqi man detained in Derby over migrant smuggling

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    An Iraqi man has been arrested in Derby suspected of smuggling hundreds of migrants into the UK.

    Rekawt Kayani, 34, from Normanton was one of three men detained as part of a joint investigation with French authorities and the National Crime Agency.

    It is alleged Kayani organised numerous smuggling runs, including one in June 2015 when 68 migrants were found inside four lorries at the Harwich International Port.

  10. BreakingTeens detained over baby kidnap plot

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Two teenage girls, including one who had been faking a pregnancy, have been detained for conspiring to kidnap three babies, including one in Derby.

    Derbyshire Police believe 18-year-old Holly Kelland, from Wellingborough, who was living in Wolverhampton at the time of the offence, intended to pass the baby off as her own.  

    Holly Kelland and Cody Farrar
    Image caption: Holly Kelland and Cody Farrar, from Evesham, both admitted conspiracy to kidnap

    Her friend Cody Farrar, 17, from Evesham, posed as a social worker and persuaded a mother in Derby to hand over her baby.

    Teens detained over baby kidnap plot

    Holly Kelland and Cody Farrar

    Two teenage girls - including one who had been faking a pregnancy - are detained for conspiring to kidnap three babies.

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  11. Frustration over delayed inquest into death of Derby man

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Steven Matthews says he can't believe the inquest into the death of his father and that of a second man at flats in Chaddesden six years ago has taken so long to be looked at.

    He said: "It's annoying. I've booked holiday to spend time with this case and once again it's been put off. Obviously I'm disappointed because in theory this should have been dealt with a long time ago.

    "But it hasn't and hopefully the witnesses will come forward and give their statements, so really we'll just have to wait and see."

  12. School sickness bug 'viral'

    Quote Message: We don't know what's caused it. We spoke to Public Health England on Wednesday and yesterday. The indications are it was brought in by a child. It's not food-based from St John's. Children were suffering had eaten food from home, so the word viral was used by Public Health England yesterday." from Head teacher at St John's Church of England Primary School in Belper Roger Averis
    Head teacher at St John's Church of England Primary School in BelperRoger Averis
  13. Second attempt to banish bug from school

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    There were an extra seven cleaners helping the operation to rid a Derbyshire school of a sickness bug today.

    Derbyshire County Council vans parked at St John's Church of England Primary School in Belper for clean-up operation

    A first attempt to disinfect surfaces at St John's C of E Primary School in Belper failed to halt the cases of sickness and diarrhea.

  14. Former envoy 'shocked and sad' that funding scrapped

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    This year marks 40 years since Derby and Osnabruck were twinned, and the city in Germany will celebrate Derby Day on Sunday.

    But politicians there have been upset by the council's decision to scrap the envoy programme.

    BBC Radio Derby's Martyn Williams talks to 2012 German envoy to Derby Sara Muller in Osnabruck

    Sara Muller was German envoy to Derby in 2012 and said: "It's very sad and I'm very shocked this decision was made. It supports so many people. It makes it possible to go to a different country, to meet people and to work against prejudice."

  15. Watch: Teens detained over baby kidnap plot

    Two teenage girls have been locked up for using Facebook to try to steal three babies.

    Det Sgt Duncan Gouck, from Derbyshire Police, says the case highlights the dangers of social media. 

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    Video caption: Two girls have been detained for using Facebook to try to kidnap three babies
  16. Inquest delay six years on from murders

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The son of a Derby man who was murdered six years ago says he's frustrated an inquest into his father's death has been delayed.

    John David Matthews was one of two men murdered in July 2010 in their flats at Waterford Drive in Chaddesden.

    They were killed by Andrew Dawson who'd been released after serving a sentence for an earlier murder.

    Andrew Dawson

    The four-day inquest into the deaths of the two men has been put back until August.

  17. Teen planned to pretend baby was her own

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    Holly Kelland and her friend Cody Farrar have been detained for conspiring to kidnap three babies.

    Derbyshire Police believes Kelland, now 18, intended to pass a baby off as her own.

    Det Sgt Duncan Gouck said: "She had obviously created a story around her pregnancy and that story was maintained over a period of time to family and friends.

    "I can only assume the offences were committed in order for that false reality to continue into the future."

  18. Weather: Chance of a shower this afternoon

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    There'll be a few brighter spells and some isolated showers this afternoon, with highs of 18C (64F).

    Weather temperatures for Friday May 20 to Saturday 21

    It will be cloudy but dry through the first half of the night, but patchy and sometimes heavy rain is expected in the early hours, with lows of 11C (52F).

  19. Teenagers sentenced to year's detention over baby kidnap plot

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Two teenagers have been sentenced to 12 months detention each, after admitting conspiring to kidnap three babies.

    The girls were arrested after the mother of a baby in Normanton told police a young woman had been to her house claiming to be a social worker and that she needed to take the baby away for a medical check.

    Fortunately the mother became suspicious and refused.

    An investigation revealed the pair had tried to kidnap two other babies in the same month.

    The pair pleaded guilty to the charges at an earlier hearing at Derby Youth Court.