Live BBC Local Live: Updates from Derbyshire on Thursday 31 July 2014

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  • News, sport, travel, weather for Thurs 31 July
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STANDARD 08:00 Good morning

Stephanie Barnard, BBC Local Live

A lovely burst of sunshine over Derbyshire this morning. I snapped this on my way into work.

Sunshine over Derbyshire

I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Derbyshire.

STANDARD 08:02 Chance of showers

Mel Coles, BBC Weather

It's a dry start with bright or sunny spells but there will also be a few showers around today.

They'll move into some places later this morning and could be heavy and thundery before clearing southwards.

In any sunshine it should feel pleasant with highs of 21C (70F).

STANDARD 08:08 Heavy traffic on A61

There's heavy traffic on the A61 Sir Frank Whittle Road in both directions in Derby at Pentagon Island.

Read the latest disruption on Derbyshire's roads on BBC Travel News.

STANDARD 08:17 Adam Peaty Leisure Centre?

Uttoxeter's Oldfield Road Leisure Centre could be renamed after the town's Commonwealth Games swimming champion Adam Peaty.

Uttoxeter's Oldfield Road Leisure Centre which is undergoing redevelopment

The deputy mayor of the town says they are exploring ways of celebrating Peaty's achievements and is considering renaming the centre, which he once trained at, when the refurbishment is complete.

STANDARD 08:43 Cricket: Worcestershire v Derbyshire

Owen Bradley, BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derbyshire Falcons are hoping to continue their winning start to the new 50-over One-Day Cup today.

They're at Worcestershire, having won their first two matches of the competition. The only change to that winning side sees batsman Marcus North replace Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who has returned to the West Indies ahead of their series versus Bangladesh.

Hear commentary from New Road on BBC Radio Derby 1116 AM and online from 10:30.

STANDARD 09:00 In the news

Kelly Smith, Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

Town leaders in Uttoxeter say they'll rename Oldfields Road Leisure Centre after Commonwealth Swimming Champion Adam Peaty if enough people want it.

The 19-year-old won two golds and a silver in the pool at Glasgow 2014.

In the news at 09:00 we'll hear from deputy mayor Andrew Riley. Listen live.

STANDARD 09:05 'Heroes welcome'

Would you like to see one of Uttoxeter's leisure centres renamed to celebrate the success of Adam peaty at the Commonwealth Games?

Deputy mayor of Uttoxeter Andrew Riley

East Staffordshire Borough Council is asking anyone who would like to see Oldfield Road leisure centre renamed to contact them.

Deputy mayor Andrew Riley (pictured) says: "We'd like to put on a heroes welcome welcome so he goes around the town on an open top bus and then back for a civic reception. All of this is subject to Adam's approval and the town council."