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Specialist team investigates Derby woman's murder

The scene in Hartington Street in Normanton after a woman's body was found Credit: ITV News Central/ Darren Branston

Specialist detectives have begun a murder investigation in Derby after a woman's body was found on a service road near homes.

Forensic teams have been working throughout the day in Hartington Street Credit: ITV News Central/ Darren Branston

Officers say the woman, in her 30's, was found on Hartington Street in Normanton by a member of the public.

A large police cordon has been in place while investigations continue Credit: ITV News Central/ Darren Branston

She was wearing distinctive camouflage patterned leggings and a black fleece top. Detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit are leading the investigation, and are appealing for anyone who saw her in the area to come forward.

Post-mortem after woman's murder in Derby

Police say investigations are continuing after the murder of a woman in Derby.

The body of a woman believed to be in her 30s was found shortly after 11am on Sunday (April 6) in the Normanton area of the city.

The discovery was made on a service road at the back of houses on Hartington Street.

The victim has yet to be formally identified, officers say she is white, around 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build with shoulder-length dark hair.

A post-mortem examination is taking place today to establish the cause of death.

Police and forensic experts continue are also continuing to examine the scene and house to house enquiries are taking place.

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Murder inquiry launched after body found

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found at the back of houses in Derby.

A member of the public found the body at the rear of homes in Hartington Street yesterday morning. The road was sealed off.

The woman's body was found at the back of Hartington Street
The woman's body was found at the back of Hartington Street Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

Detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit are leading the murder investigation.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area on the Saturday night or Sunday morning before 11am.

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Derby Cathedral Peregrine Falcon to be a mum again

Peregrine Falcon with her egg Credit: Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

In the early hours of this morning, Derby Cathedral's Peregrine Falcon laid her first egg of 2014.

Peregrine Falcon eggs are a deep reddish-brown colour.

You can watch the proud mum-to-be live via web cam here.

The proud mum-to-be Credit: Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

Last year falcon fans had to wait until April 3rd for the first egg and this year she is one day later than 2008, when she laid on March 28th.

The earliest ever date was in 2009 when she laid on March 23rd.

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British businessman set for £500m Candy Crush windfall

King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga, has been valued £4.28bn.
King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga, has been valued £4.28bn.

A businessman from the Midlands could earn more than £500 million from today's flotation of King Digital Entertainment.

Self-made millionaire Melvyn Morris has a 12.2% stake in the company behind the Candy Crush developer, which is to be valued at $7.08bn (£4.28bn) when shares are sold on the New York Stock Exchange.

The move could make Mr Morris - who left school at 16 and became a management consultant by 20 - one of the richest men in Britain.

After setting up a number of UK businesses, the entrepeneur founded dating agency uDate, which was sold for £150 million in 2002 having taken off in the dotcom boom.

He used the money he made from the sale to help found King, as well as invest in his local football team, Derby County.

Read: Candy Crush creator set to float on US stock market

Over 40 school closures confirmed ahead of NUT strike

This new strike follows similar action alongside NASUWT members in October 2013
This new strike follows similar action alongside NASUWT members in October 2013 Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Strike action by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is set to lead to the closure of more than 40 schools across the region on Wednesday.

A number of schools across Derby, Leicester and Nottingham have confirmed they will either be closed or partially-closed due to planned industrial action.

The NUT is striking following an ongoing dispute over pay, pension cuts and working conditions.

  • To see a full list of schools set to be closed in Nottinghamshire click here.
  • To see a full list of schools set to be closed in Leicestershire click here.
  • To see a full list of schools set to be closed in Derbyshire click here.
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