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  1. Updates for Thursday 10 December 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

Live Reporting

By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's Local Live updates have come to an end. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow. 

  2. Weather: Rain will clear overnight

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Some light and patchy rain is possible through this evening, but this will gradually clear as colder air moves in behind the rain.

    It’s a chilly night with a few isolated showers, while a breeze for most places means it will be frost free with lows of 5C (41F).

    Weather temperatures for 12pm on Friday December 11

    Friday will be a chilly day, with highs of 7C (45F).

  3. Turkey farm scheme set to be approved

    Burton Mail

    Plans for a turkey farmin an East Staffordshire village look set to be passed by planning officers despite objections from some residents.

  4. Your views: Would parking charge increases deter visitors?


    We've  been reporting on inflation-busting increases in the cost of parking in Derby planned by the city council.

    Reaction has been coming in via the BBC Radio Derby Facebook page, and Keith Jackson said: "All they'll achieve is even fewer people visiting Derby. The council tried this sort of thing about ten years ago when they also said the income wasn't sufficient. 

    "They jacked up the prices, many fewer people used the car-parks, and at the end of the year income had barely changed, if not fallen."

    And Janet Morley posted: "There are lots of authorities offering free parking to encourage shoppers. Will the city council ever learn?"

  5. Carson to miss Seagulls clash

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County are almost certain to be without first-choice goalkeeper Scott Carson again for Saturday's Championship match against leaders Brighton.

    Carson, who was nominated for the November player of the month award this morning, missed Sunday's draw at Sheffield Wednesday with a back injury.

    Scott Carson

    Rams head coach Paul Clement says midfielder Craig Bryson has suffered another set-back in his season-long struggle with a knee injury, having seen one specialist this week and with another appointment due tomorrow as the club evaluate the next step in his treatment.

  6. Rush to comment on library services

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    More than 1,000 people have voiced their opinions about the future of Derby's libraries, in a week.

    The city council says budget cuts mean they're now considering four radical proposals to reduce the cost of running the buildings.

    One would see them left unstaffed, with CCTV used to ensure members of the public are safe, while another option would mean some libraries would shut.

    The consultation closes on 19 February next year.

  7. Retailer refutes minimum wage claim

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Retailer Sports Direct, which has its headquarters in Derbyshire, has admitted it searches staff leaving its warehouses, but says it has reduced the amount of time it takes.

    A national newspaper report today suggested the extra unpaid time taken for "rigorous" compulsory searches meant workers were paid less than the minimum wage.

    Earlier protest outside Sport Direct's Shirebrook headquarters

    The Shirebrook-based company said: "The process has been streamlined which has led to a reduction in waiting time."

  8. Slavery issues addressed at Staffordshire event

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    The first ever conference on modern slavery is taking place in Staffordshire today. 

    The event at the Stafford Showground has been organised by police and will highlight the forms slavery takes, including people trafficking and forced labour.

    Nearly 2,000 people were identified as being at risk in the UK in 2013.

  9. Reid shoots lowest round of day

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby golfer Melissa Reid is three under par at the halfway stage of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters having shot the lowest score of the second round, a 66.

    The 28-year-old had an eagle and six birdies but dropped two shots on the last four holes.

    Melissa Reid

    Reid is seven strokes behind leader and defending champion Shanshan Feng.

  10. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering this afternoon:

    • Man bailed after illegal goods worth £1m seized by Trading Standards officers in Derbyshire
    • Plane lands safely at East Midlands Airport after concerns over a technical fault
    • And Derby golfer Melissa Reidshoots lowest score of dayat Dubai Masters
  11. Illegal goods seized in Derbyshire

    Lucy Vladev

    BBC Radio Derby

    A man from Derby has been questioned and bailed pending further inquiries after Trading Standards officers seized illegal goods valued at £1m in Derbyshire.

    It's one of the UK's biggest ever such hauls, consisting of nearly two million illegal cigarettes and 580kg of tobacco which were found by police in South Derbyshire while they were inspecting six units on a self-storage site.

    Other goods discovered included 31,000 Viagra-type tablets, 60 items of counterfeit clothing and 30 boxes of illegally stored display fireworks.

  12. Travel: Crash shuts A615 in Wessington

    BBC Travel

    The A615 Matlock Road in Wessington is closed in both directions between the Cross Lane and B6013 junctions because of an accident.

  13. Weather: Rain eases but not until much later

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    The rain gradually eases but won't clear properly before this evening, and the maximum temperature this afternoon is 10C (50F).

    Clear spells develop overnight with a patchy frost possible in sheltered rural spots, and lows of 3C (37F).

  14. Model speaks out over 'body shaming'

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A leading plus size model from Derby has attacked the culture of so called "body shaming" within the Asian community.

    Award-winning model Bishamber Das says criticising women and girls for their body shape can have a devastating impact.

    Bishamber Das

    The 28-year-old says she knows of young girls who are self-harming and says Asian women are still judged by how thin and fair skinned they are.

  15. Plane lands safely after concern over fault

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Firefighters were called to East Midlands Airport last night, following reports of a distress call from a plane.

    The crews from Leicestershire returned to base after the aircraft landed safely at about 20:00.

    Flybe says there was a suspected technical fault during the flight from Belfast and as is common practice in such situations the airport had emergency vehicles on standby as a precaution.