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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 20 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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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.

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
BBC

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).

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.

Restoration project to boost fish population

Safe haven for fish? ... whatever next?

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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

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."

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.

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
Google

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.

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
BBC

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

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.

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.

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
Derbyshire Police
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.

Holly Kelland and Cody Farrar

Teens detained over baby kidnap plot

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

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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."

School sickness bug 'viral'

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."

Head teacher at St John's Church of England Primary School in BelperRoger Averis

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
BBC

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.

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
BBC

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."

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. 

Two girls have been detained for using Facebook to try to kidnap three babies

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
Other

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

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."

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
BBC

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).

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.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a summary of the main stories we're covering this lunchtime:

Support team to monitor EMAS finances

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Experts are to be sent into East Midlands Ambulance Service in an attempt to improve the trust's finances.

It's one of 16 health trusts around the country selected to receive intensive support.

Graphic showing how much money NHS Trusts are overspending
BBC

It comes as the NHS revealed trusts had overspent their budget by almost £2.5bn last year.

Renshaw's swim sealed with a kiss

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

And after her semi-final swim Molly Renshaw received a kiss on the cheek from BBC interviewer and former Olympian Sharron Davies.

Sharron Davies leans forward to kiss Ripley's Molly Renshaw after interviewing her during the European Swimming Championships in London
BBC

Barely had the interview finished and Davies had put an arm round Molly's shoulder and gave her a congratulatory kiss.

Mollie moving towards medal standard

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty has set a tough benchmark in these parts, but Ripley's Molly Renshaw is making waves herself now.

Mollie Renshaw
BBC

Having been the fastest qualifier from the heats of the women's 200m breaststroke, she came third in her semi-final at the European Championships in London last night, to qualify for this evening's final.

Lane shut on slip road to A38 southbound

Take care if you're heading on to the A38 southbound from the A516 ... might be a little slippery in places.

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Rams exit for Warnock and Sammon

BBC Sport

Stephen Warnock and Conor Sammon are not being offered new deals and are to leave Derby County.

Stephen Warnock
Empics

Left back Warnock finished the season on loan at Wigan, while Sammon was loaned to Sheffield United.

Stephen Warnock

Warnock & Sammon exit Derby County

Stephen Warnock and Conor Sammon are not offered new deals and are to leave Championship side Derby County.

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Your photos: Duck in flight

This photo takes some beating ... our Weather Watcher Sam's House was on hand to take it as a mandarin duck took flight at Stoney Middleton.

Manadarin duck in full flight at Stoney Middleton
Sam's House

Renshaw into European final

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

At least the European Swimming Championships have enabled us to focus on matters in the pool, rather than the fallout from the current lack of public swimming baths in Derby.

Molly Renshaw qualified for the the women's 200m breaststroke final at the European Swimming Championships in London
BBC

Ripley's Molly Renshaw will hope to add to Great Britain's growing medal tally tonight after qualifying sixth fastest for the women's 200m breaststroke final.

MP's Sawley remarks not 'off the record'

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

A few, including The Guardian, have asked if Pat Glass’s comments to me in Sawley yesterday were off-the-record.

Well, no, they weren’t. When a politician’s speaking to a journalist in a public place, there’s no such thing as "implied" secrecy.

For something to be off-the-record, it’s got to be agreed by journalist and interviewee in advance.

I might agree to that if it aids my understanding of a story, or if a source would get into trouble for speaking to me.

But at no point yesterday did Pat Glass or her colleagues say, or even suggest, that the conversation was not for reporting.

Sickness school now 'smelling of disinfectant'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Back to school now and to St John's in Belper which is shut following a sickness bug.

BBC Radio Derby's Nigel Cash arrived there this morning and described what was happening: "The workers are here doing this deep clean exercise, wearing gloves and wiping down all the surfaces in the school.

Workforce disinfecting surfaces at St John's Church of England Primary School in Belper after a sickness bug
BBC

"And there's a distinct smell, an overpowering smell of chlorine and disinfectant that you'd get in a swimming pool."

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of the main stories we're covering this morning:

Football changes unlikely if 'club's funding falls'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

All change ... that's the possible scenario for English football, which is heading for the biggest shake-up since the creation of the Premier League nearly 25 years ago.

The Football League has announced a series of proposals including a new structure with five divisions of 20 teams, including a brand new League Three.

Burton Albion FC chairman Ben Robinson
Getty Images

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson says: "This won't go through unless the clubs can be certain their revenue won't be affected."

Motorcyclist dies after accident in Dronfield

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A motorcyclist's died after colliding with a car on Sheffield Road in Dronfield.

He was taken to the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital but died later from his injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened at about 11:25 on Sunday 15 May.

'Administrative error' meant letter was ignored by city council

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More now on that letter from the SDP party in Osnabruck in Germany expressing disappointment in Derby City Council's decision to cut its twinning budget

The party leader Frank Henning sent the letter asking the council to keep funding an envoy to Osnabruck.

Street scene in Osnabruck
BBC

The council says it hasn't responded to the letter, sent in December, because of an administrative error.

City council ignored request for envoy arrangement to continue

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I mentioned Derby's twin town of Osnabruck earlier because there's disappointment there at Derby City Council's decision to cut its twinning budget.

Osnabruck's Norman Cathedral
BBC

Leader of the local SDP (Social Democratic Party) Frank Henning is upset that Derby City Council hasn't responded to a letter asking it not to scrap funding for its envoy.

Weather: Dry start, but chance of isolated showers later

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Here's the local weather forecast today and there might be a sharp shower or two to contend with.

Early weather forecast for the East Midlands

School expecting to reopen on Monday after bug

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's the extent of that sickness bug at a school in Belper ... about 90 pupils and three teachers have called in sick with the suspected virus.

St John's Church of England Primary School in Belper
BBC

But the head teacher Roger Averis has said he's confident the school will reopen on Monday.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

These are the top stories we're covering today:

  • Sawley Parish Council chairman disappointed about Labour MP's comments on visit to village
  • Sickness bug affecting pupils and staff forces Derbyshire school to close for the day
  • And Derby City Council fails to respond to letter from twinning partner Osnabruck asking for envoy arrangement funding to continue 

Sickness bug shuts school

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Usually there aren't too many complaints from pupils when they get a day off school, but on this occasion it's the result of an unpleasant sickness bug that's affecting a Derbyshire school.

St John's Church of England Primary School in Belper
BBC

St John's C of E Primary School in Belper is closed today while it's deep cleaned to get rid of the bug.  

Sawley defended as 'sociable community'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's how Sawley Parish Council's John Sewell reacted to the comments made by Pat Glass yesterday.

He said: "She should have carried on speaking to other people because I've never heard of people in Sawley being racist.

Pat Glass MP
BBC

"We're quite a nice sociable village community, and it's quite interesting that one of her comments was 'I'm never coming back to wherever this is'. She didn't even know where she was."