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Man arrested after toddler rescued from locked car

The toddler was rescued in Clay Cross at 2:15pm on Friday afternoon Credit: PA

A man's been arrested after an 18-month-old girl had to be rescued from a locked car in Derbyshire.

A member of the public called police after finding the distressed child trapped inside the vehicle in Market Street in Clay Cross at 2:15pm yesterday.

General view of Market Street in Clay Cross Credit: Google Street View

Officers had to smash the windows to get to the toddler, who was then taken to a nearby Adult Community Education Centre where an ambulance was called.

The child was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital as a precautionary measure.

A 46-year-old man has been detained by police and social services are involved.

Man's body found at marina in Derbyshire

Beeston Marina where the man's body was found last night Credit: ITV News Central

Police have found a man's body in the River Trent in Long Eaton.

Officers were called to Beeston Marina at 9pm last night where the body was pulled from the water.

The body was pulled from the River Trent at around 9:00pm last night Credit: ITV News Central

It's thought to be missing man Roderick Shaw who disappeared on Sunday, June 8.

Police say Mr Shaw's family have been informed but a positive identification has not yet taken place.

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Derby murder victim named

A man who was murdered in Chaddesden in Derby has been identified.

Police were called to a house on Selkirk Street at 4:30am this morning when they discovered a man suffering from injuries. He died at the scene.

50-year-old Stephen Paul Burton was identified by his family this evening. A 38-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder in Derby

An investigation's underway into the death of a man at a house in Derby.

Emergency services were called to the house in Selkirk Street, Chaddesden in the early hours of this morning where they found the man suffering from injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Forensic teams are currently examining the scene.

He's not yet been formally identified.

10 year old first to be named Carnival King in Derbyshire

Joe Loach is the first boy to be name carnival king
Joe Loach is the first boy to be named Carnival King Credit: ITV News Central

A 10 year old from Derbyshire has become the first boy to be named Carnival King in his village.

Joe Loach asked the carnival committee in Duffield to consider giving boys the chance to compete for the title.

Joe's name was picked in a random draw
Joe's name was picked in a random draw Credit: ITV News Central

For the first time, this year boys as well as girls were put into the random draw to be Carnival King or Princess.

Out of hundred of entrants, Joe's name was picked in a random draw and since then has been hands on sorting out his royal wardrobe which includes a crown, a sceptre and a purple robe.

"Girls do it every year, it wasn't open to boys. I decided to ask my mum why can't boys do it. In the end it all changed and I'm here. I'm looking forward to waving at everyone, and everyone just enjoying it because that's just what i want them to feel."

Joe asked his mum why it wasn't open to boys, only girls
Joe asked his mum why it wasn't open to boys, only girls Credit: ITV News Central

Mum, Diane Loach, 46, said she's delighted he got the role.

"I'm very proud that he had the confidence to come forward and say why not and now he's been awarded this quite prestigious accolade."

Joe's mum Diane Loach says she's proud of him
Joe's mum Diane Loach says she's proud of him Credit: ITV News Central

Organisers said it was a good opportunity to get more youngsters in the village involved.

On Saturday the 21st of June, Joe will lead the carnival procession on a specially made "royal" float. He'll then officially open the carnival.

Financial advisor given jail sentence for taking thousands of pounds from two elderly widowers

by Jane Hesketh

A financial advisor from Derbyshire has been sentenced to two years and four months for taking tens of thousands of pounds from two elderly widowers who trusted her.

Leanne Nicholson, from Duffield, pleaded guilty to six charges of abusing her position.

The court heard how the 47-year-olds actions were remorseful. The judge sentencing her said she had targeted the two elderly men and her actions amounted to cynical and mean defrauding.

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Nottingham man absconds from Derbyshire prison

Michael McCarthy was convicted last year Credit: Derbyshire Police

A man from Nottingham has absconded from Sudbury Prison in Derbyshire.

24-year-old Michael Fien McCarthy absconded overnight on 17-18 June. He was in prison after being convicted last September at Nottingham Crown Court. He was sentenced to three years for wounding with intent.

McCarthy is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall, of medium build, with short blond hair and blue eyes. He has an Irish accent.

Police are asking the public to contact them if they have information of his whereabouts, but they are warned not to approach him.

McCarthy's last known address is Hyson Green in Nottingham.

Consultation launches into controversial rail freight depot

The location of the potential rail freight depot in South Derbyshire
The location of the potential rail freight depot in South Derbyshire Credit: ITV News Central

The first consultation about building a controversial, massive rail freight depot in South Derbyshire will take place later.

If the East Midlands Intermodal Park is given the green light it could create up to 7,000 jobs and would be complete by 2018.

If East Midlands Intermodal Park goes ahead it could create up to 7,000 jobs.
If East Midlands Intermodal Park goes ahead it could create up to 7,000 jobs. Credit: ITV News Central

But the Parish council and local residents of Egginton village believe they will get over-run if it gets the go-ahead. There are also concerns about traffic and crime increasing in the area.

Local residents are concerned about the impact on the countryside
Local residents are concerned about the impact on the countryside Credit: ITV News Central

Fundraising bike ride for housing, care and support charity

The cyclists are to set off from Smethwick today Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Fundraising cyclists taking part in a charity bike ride for a charity which provides housing, care and support services are to set off from Smethwick today.

The team of cyclists will cover 250 miles over four days to raise funds to support the work of the Trident Reach the People Charity.

Derbyshire and Shropshire will be covered during the course of the ride before it finishes in Birmingham on Sunday.

Food foraging: how to find fresh food for free

by Hannah Stokes

We're a nation of food lovers - but the cheaper and fresher it is - the more we love it! So what do you say to handpicked food for free?

Food foraging is becoming more popular, with those in the know taking a countryside stroll and coming home laden with ingredients.

As well as saving money it can also mean unique flavours. It's rumoured London's famous Ivy restaurant was so named after the head chef added the plant to his dishes.

So we sent Hannah Stokes to Hartington's cookery school in Bakewell, to discover the secrets of the Midlands landscape.

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