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Summary

  1. Man seriously ill after village stabbing
  2. Doctors 'missed' teenager's fatal heart condition
  3. Disabled charity 'disgusted' by hospital's blue badge charges
  4. Three arrested after teenager hit by car
  5. Parents complain about school yearbook 'best bum' poll
  6. Film makers investigate Star Wars 'burial ground'
  7. Live updates on Monday 15 October

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield, Nick Smith and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Four arrested after 'large amount of drugs' seized

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    Four people have been arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs after a "large amount" of substances, believed to be mainly heroin and crack cocaine, was seized by police in Newquay.

    Officers said the suspected drugs and more than £2,000 in cash was found when officers attended an address on Tower Road on Friday.

    A local man and woman and two men from the Nottingham area were arrested and later released under investigation

    Insp Dave Meredith, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said much of the crack and heroin was "wrapped up in individual 'wraps' which were ready to be dealt on the streets of Newquay".

    Newquay drugs quote
  2. Police concerned for missing man

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A 56-year-old man from Matlock has gone missing.

    Peter Draper is 6ft 1ins tall and of slim build, with collar-length brown hair, blue eyes and a beard.

    He may be wearing a green jumper and dark-coloured gilet, with black jogging bottoms and brown walking boots.

    Peter Draper
  3. Claire's latest high street chain under threat

    BBC Business News

    Accessories chain Claire's is reported to be considering closing some of its UK stores.

    The Press Association said the High Street chain was talking to restructuring firms about "a number of options".

    The chain has more than 370 stores in the UK - including in Leicester, Lougborough, Nottingham and Derby.

    Claire's

    A spokeswoman for Claire's said closing underperforming stores was "part of normal business practice".

  4. Doctor's memorial to family provides 'comfort and happiness'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A doctor whose wife and children died after an arson attack on their Leicester house five years ago says building a mosque in their memory has given him "comfort".

    Dr Muhammad Taufiq, a neurosurgeon in Dublin, is building a €10m mosque, school and community centre in the Blanchardstown area of the city.

    His family had bought a derelict house months before they died in 2013 in the hope of one day redeveloping it.

    Dr Taufiq's wife Shehnila Taufiq, 47, was a scholar and cleric, and had moved to Leicester in 2006 with their daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15 to carry out theological studies.

    Dr Muhammad Taufiq

    After their deaths, Dr Taufiq said Leicester's Muslim community had supported him and had also donated money towards the development which will be named after his family.

    "My family had a great vision for this project and while I am working on it, it has given me so much comfort and happiness," he told BBC East Midlands Today.

    "I'm sure they are in paradise and looking at what's going on and will be happy.

    "Inshallah (God willing) it will be a beautiful project in the name of my family."

    Artists impression of the mosque development
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J24A for A50 Derby.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J24a, A50 (Derby), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to Trowell Services. Travel time is 20 minutes. In the roadworks area.

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

  6. Speed camera vans to patrol A52 roadworks zone

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Mobile speed camera vans are to be deployed to help enforce the 40mph speed limit put in place for roadworks on the A52.

    The move follows complaints many drivers have been ignoring the temporary limit since it was introduced earlier this year.

    Speed camera sign

    Derbyshire Police said: "From today we will be increasing our monitoring of speed through the roadworks stretch of the A52 Brian Clough Way.

    "Our Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team will be randomly checking speeds on the road using mobile speed camera vans."

  7. Heritage train window smashed by stone

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A train carriage was damaged as it passed through Birstall at the weekend when stones were thrown at its window.

    The Great Central Railway (GCR) train was leaving Leicester on its way to Loughborough when it was hit by a stone at the Fielding Road crossing, which cracked the window.

    Train window

    Mike Noble-Feller, who was on the train, said: "I heard an almighty smash and saw a group of lads on one side and a girl filming on the other. It's amazing what passes for entertainment these days.

    "Luckily nobody was sitting by the window at the time as someone could have been seriously hurt."

    GCR, a heritage railway company, has taken the carriage out of commission and believes the damage will cost £700 to repair.

    Police went to the crossing and spoke to a group of people but no arrests were made.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  9. Police officer helps alpacas calm down after dog drama

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A community police officer had a day to remember when she stepped in to calm down three alpacas that had been chased round their field by a dog.

    After arriving at the farm in Poolsbrook, Derbyshire, PCSO Janis Naylor agreed to feed the spooked animals while their owner checked them for injuries.

    PCSO Naylor feeding alpacas

    She said: "The owner was keen to check them over, so I helped by feeding them so they would stand up and allow the owner to take a good look.

    "Fortunately they seemed OK but a little subdued by the incident but both the dog and alpaca owners shared their details in case there were any issues.”

    "It was lovely to meet Rupert, Jacob and Oswald. It’s not every day you get the pleasure of feeding some alpacas."

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J24A for A50 Derby.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J24a, A50 (Derby), because of a broken down van. Travel time is 20 minutes. In the roadworks area.

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

  11. Doctors 'missed' teenager's fatal heart condition

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    An inquest has opened into the death of a Derbyshire teenager from an undiagnosed heart infection.

    Daniel Elton, 18, from Castle Gresley, died in November 2015 while medics were investigating a variety of symptoms, including stomach pains, anaemia and a sprained ankle.

    A post-mortem examination ruled his cause of death was sub-acute endocarditis - a rare and potentially fatal heart infection.

    Derby Coroners Court heard the condition had not been picked up by GPs at his local practice or medics at Queen's Hospital in Burton, where he had been sent for tests.

    Daniel Elton

    Dr Robin Thorne, who had seen Mr Elton at the surgery in South Derbyshire and referred him to a gastroenterologist, told the inquest it was a "baffling case" and said the "pieces of the jigsaw" had not really led to endocarditis.

    He said since the teenager's death he had woken in the night, wondering if he could have done more or spotted signs of the deadly condition and run it past colleagues.

    Representatives from Queen's Hospital are also due to give evidence at the inquest, which is scheduled to run for several days.

  12. Video: Kinder Downfall 'flows backwards'

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Well, here's something different... a backwards waterfall.

    The Kinder Downfall failed to live up to its name in this weekend's stormy conditions, with George Baldock catching this footage on Saturday.

    Video content

    Video caption: Backwards waterfall Kinder Downfall
  13. Man charged following Eastwood burglary

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man has been charged with burglary following a break-in over the weekend.

    The 35-year-old is accused of carrying out a burglary in Alexandra Street, Eastwood, just after 18:00 on Saturday.

    He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today.

    Alexandra Street
  14. Derbyshire blizzard pic scoops top prize

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A photographer has scooped a top prize for a snap he took in Derbyshire.

    Top spot in the adult Classic View category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition went to John Finney - for this image taken during a blizzard in the High Peak.

    Blizzard
  15. Parents complain about school yearbook 'best bum' poll

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A secondary school in Derbyshire has suspended production of its yearbook after students were invited to nominate their peers in categories such as "best bum" and "flirtiest".

    Newspaper reports over the weekend said some parents of pupils at Highfields School in Matlock had complained about the "inappropriate" nature of the poll.

    In a statement issued via the school's Twitter account, the school said production of the book had been put on hold.

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  16. Disabled charity 'disgusted' by hospital's blue badge charges

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    The chairwoman of Disability Nottinghamshire says she is "disgusted" by a decision to introduce parking charges for blue badge holders at Nottingham's hospitals.

    Head of the charity, Lorna Carter, said: "We are disgusted by the decision...

    "We are not in favour of charging anyone for parking at hospitals and people who use blue badges are already squeezed. It's just another nail in the coffin for them."

    Queen's Medical Centre

    Mick Callendine, who was visiting the hospital to see his seriously ill granddaughter today, said: "Getting here by tram is easy but there are certain times where you can’t and you’ve got to be here pretty quick.

    "It’s absolute bedlam trying to get here. I do feel sorry for the blue badge holders."

    The charges are set to be introduced in the new year at Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital.