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  1. Updates for Monday 14 December 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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 set to clear overnight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

    Some rain is forecast to reach the region this evening but will fizzle out overnight, although it remains cloudy, with a chance of some mist and fog forming, and lows of 7C (45F).

    Weather temperatures for 12am on Tuesday December 15
  3. Recycling figures show Derby's lagging behind

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby's overall recycling rate has fallen faster than any other local authority in England, with Defra's figures showing the rate has dropped by 10%.

    The city council says it's committed to helping residents recycle and says the drop is down to the introduction of a charge for recycling garden waste.

    The communal recycling banks at the end of Bainbridge Street in Normanton

    Some residents have blamed the decision to replace recycling collections in certain areas with communal recycling banks.

  4. Abandoned cup tie to be replayed

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Alfreton Town's Derbyshire Senior Cup third round home tie with Whaley Bridge Athletic will be replayed at the Impact Arena later this month.

    Standing water on the pitch meant Saturday's cup tie was abandoned midway through the second half with the Reds leading 1-0 and their opponents reduced to nine men following two red cards.

    The Derbyshire County FA has decided the match should be replayed on Tuesday 22 December with a 19:45 kick-off.

  5. Analysis: The importance of Rolls-Royce

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    BBC business editor Kamal Ahmed has been outlining the importance of Derby-based Rolls-Royce on the day the Financial Times reported its nuclear submarine business might be nationalised.

    The newspaper said the government is concerned that the firm would struggle to defend itself in the event of a hostile takeover bid.

    Rolls-Royce's response was that it's in touch with the government as a matter of routine.

    Here's an explanation why the health of Rolls-Royce matters to the nation.

  6. Carson to miss City clash

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County will still be without first-choice goalkeeper Scott Carson for tomorrow night's visit of Bristol City.

    Scott Carson

    Carson has a back injury and is yet to rejoin training. Rams head coach Paul Clement says he'll be evaluated day-to-day.  

  7. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories we're covering this afternoon:

  8. Derby surgeon's obesity warning

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    A surgeon at the Royal Derby Hospital says he can see no end to Britain's obesity epidemic.

    Latest figures show 66% of people in Derbyshire are overweight or obese.

    In Derby, 40,000 people fall into the obese category and consultant bariatric surgeon Sherif Awad says there are serious health issues once you reach a body mass index of 40.

  9. Continuity the key for Brewers

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion forward Lucas Akins says it was important that the club moved quickly to fill the managerial vacancy created by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's decision to join QPR.

    Brewers chairman Ben Robinson wasted no time in bringing Nigel Clough back to the Pirelli Stadium.

    Lucas Akins

    With Burton currently five points clear at the top of League One, Akins says the speedy appointment was good for everyone at the club and enabled them to continue from where they left off.

  10. Table tennis coach admits sexual activity with underage girl

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A table tennis coach from Chesterfield has admitted engaging in sexual activity with a teenage girl he met at a tournament.

    Matthew Morris travelled to meet the 15-year-old girl at hotels in Glasgow between July and November 2013.

    Colleagues at the English Table Tennis Association reported their concerns to police and sentence on 29-year-old Morris was deferred at Glasgow Sheriff Court for background reports.

  11. World's oldest boxer regains title

    He may have lost the match but he's regained the title of world's oldest boxer...  

    Steve Ward handed certificate

    Steve Ward, 59, stepped back into the ring on Sunday, losing to 35-year-old Jody Meickle in the third round.

    The boxer, who works in Derbyshire, was presented with a certificate after the bout by a Guinness adjudicator.

  12. Remembrance Centre due to open next year

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The new Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is due to open in Autumn 2016, says the charity.

    The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire

    It predicts the £15.7m development will allow the arboretum to host up to 500,000 visitors a year.

  13. Body found in missing man hunt

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Officers searching for a Killamarsh man who went missing after his work's Christmas party have found a body.

    Divers from South Yorkshire Police recovered the body from a canal near to the Hilton Hotel in Sheffield where 20-year-old Adam Miles was last seen.

    Police say there has been no formal identification of the body but Adam’s family have been made aware.

  14. Derby golfer shrugs off pain to finish third

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby golfer Melissa Reid was third in the Dubai Ladies Masters after a final round 69 left her on eight under par, despite needing a massage on the course at one stage.

    Melissa Reid has a brief massage during the final round of the Dubai Ladies Masters

    The 28-year-old had carded the lowest score of the second round on her way to the top three finish, but she was thirteen strokes behind runaway winner and defending champion Shanshan Feng of China.

  15. Teenager's dog up for Crufts award

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Chesterfield schoolgirl Olivia Lawrence and her dog have secured one of just six places in the family crossbreed dog of the year final at Crufts.

    Olivia Lawrence with Roxy on her knee

    Roxy (pictured on Olivia's knee) has been a lifesaver for the 14-year-old, who lost her mother, her grandmother and her best friend in the space of two years.

  16. Brighton match 'good advert for Championship'

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    I'm at a Derby County news conference ahead of tomorrow night's home match against Bristol City.

    Paul Clement

    Rams boss Paul Clement says Saturday's 2-2 draw with Brighton was a good advert for the Championship.

  17. Nationalisation report: Rolls-Royce responds

    Rolls-Royce has responded to newspaper speculation that its nuclear submarine business might be nationalised.

    A spokesperson told BBC Radio Derby: "We're in contact with government as a matter of routine and regularly keep them updated on our performance and progress."