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Suspected supermarket meat thief sought by police

Derbyshire police have issued an appeal to find a suspect wanted in connection with a supermarket theft.

Derbyshire Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident Credit: Derbyshire Police

The force say a man allegedly took three packets of steak from a fridge at a Co-op branch on Ashbourne Road in Derby on January 23, before placing it under his jacket and exiting the store without paying.

Derbyshire police are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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Jury retires to consider Langley Mill fire verdict

Three people died in the fire Credit: ITV News Central

The jury in the trial of three men accused of starting a fire in which a mother, her 6-month old baby daughter, and a teenage boy died, has retired to consider its verdict.

17 year old Amy Smith, her daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt & 17 year old Edward Green died in the blaze at a flat on North Street at Langley Mill in Derbyshire in June last year.

Pete Eyre & his two sons Anthony & Simon Eyre are charged with murder. All three deny the charges.

People in Derbyshire urged to report FGM

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People in Derbyshire are being urged to report female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of a global zero tolerance campaign to stop the practice.

Derbyshire's Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has asked people across the county to report any suspicions to the police.

FGM is a heinous crime that puts the lives and health of young girls and women at great risk. It is illegal, it is brutal and it is a violation of human rights."

– Hardyal Dhindsa, Derbyshire PCC

FGM has been a criminal offence in England and Wales since 1985, and carries a maximum penalty of 14 years' imprisonment. It has also been an offence since 2003 for UK nationals or permanent UK residents to carry out FGM abroad, or to aid, abet, counsel or procure the carrying out of FGM abroad, even in countries where the practice is legal.

The Zero Tolerance Day coincides with the end of the UK's first Sexual Violence Awareness Week (1-7 February) which aims to ensure that everyone who has been subjected to sexual abuse and sexual violence can access the most appropriate support and advice.

Our young people need us to remain aware and report any concerning signs to the police or to other senior professionals in order to prevent sexual abuse of all kinds, including FGM."

– Hardyal Dhindsa, Derbyshire PCC

Between 100 and 140 million girls and women alive today are believed to have undergone some form of FGM. The practice is mostly carried out on girls between infancy and the age of 15.

Weekend Picks: Winter Warrior

Winter Warrior: Sat 6th Feb (Donington Park, Derbyshire)

The Winter Warrior assault course comes to Donington Park Credit: Peter Steffen/DPA/PA Images

An obstacle race involving snow and ice will be held at Donington Park this weekend.

The Winter Warrior assault course will feature more than 60 challenging obstacles including a climbing zone, avalanche, human cannon ball, tunnels, giant walls, hurdles and much more.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://xrunner.co.uk/winter-warrior-obstacle-race/

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Weekend Picks: Moscow Circus

Moscow State Circus: Fri 29th - Sun 31st January (Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire)

Moscow State Circus will be in Derby this weekend. Credit: Moscow State Circus

Moscow State Circus arrives in Derbyshire for three days. The brand new show is inspired by Russian folklore full of mystery and wonder.

Created especially for its first ever European tour, the show features a thirteen-person springboard troupe, a high wire ballerina and daredevil aerial divas.

“We are very excited to welcome the Moscow State Circus with some of the world’s most talented acts. It’s truly magical to watch children taking in circus for the first time and we expect lots of wide eyes during this show.”

– Jenny Mather, Buxton Opera House Press Officer

For prices, opening times and more information visit: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/moscow-state-circus#-info

East Midlands gets hundreds of electric car charge points

An electric car being charged Credit: PA

Six million pounds is set to be spent on installing hundreds of electric car charging points across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

230 charging points will be created in the counties as part of a £40m fund to push the use of plug-in electric cars across the country.

Both counties will also pay for a programme to let local companies try ultra-low emission vehicles with a view to buying them.

"The UK is a world leader in the uptake of low emission vehicles and our long-term economic plan is investing #600 million by 2020 to improve air quality, create jobs and achieve our goal of every new car and van in the UK being ultra-low emission by 2040."

– Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin
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