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  1. Updates for Thursday 17 December 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Rain will clear to leave a dry night

    BBC Weather

    Any rain will soon clear to leave a dry night.

    It's feeling a little less mild than the previous night, but temperatures still above average with lows of 11C (51F).

  3. Concerns about fracking in national park

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Friends of the Peak District group have given us their thoughts on the MPs voting in favour of fracking underneath national parks.

    The group says they're "deeply disappointed" more than 90 new licences have already been awarded to shale companies across England.

    Peak District

    Andy Tickle from the group said: "We still believe there is far too much uncertainty about what the impact would be....therefore it is inappropriate to frack underneath a national park.."

  4. Work on Moor Farm expansion could start in early 2016

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    If final approval is given to Derby County's training ground plans, work is expected to begin in the early part of next year.

    Sam Rush

    At yesterday's meeting club chairman Sam Rush said: "The training centre will be constructed to the highest possible standards and will be a legacy for both the local community and for the football club."  

  5. Concern grows for missing man

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Alan Houghton has been missing from his home in Hadfield since last Saturday.

    The 55-year-old's family say his "disappearance is out of character" and they "remain very concerned for his welfare".

    Alan Haughton
  6. Clean air plan for Derby

    Derby is one of five English cities set to have a designated clean air zone by 2020.

    Corn Market

    The government said high polluting vehicles, such as older buses, will be charged if they enter the zones but private cars will not be affected.

    The other zones will be in Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham and Southampton.

  7. Burton centre open for all to use

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Burton Afghan Society, which is behind the new community centre in Moor Street, says it hopes to have it up and running by January.

    Chairman Omid Jafari said the centre was for the 200 Afghan people who had made the town their home and would be open for everyone in the area to use.

  8. Afghans come together to open up community centre

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This run-down community centre in Burton has been given a new lease of life after it was bought by members of the Afghan community.

    The team behind the centre say they soon hope to offer activities and courses for the whole community.

    Community centre

    Project co-ordinator Shahid Hussein said everyone had been working together to make it happen.

  9. Travel: M1 delays after car fire

    BBC Travel

    There are delays on the M1 in both directions between J29 and J28 due to a car fire and smoke bellowing across the road.

  10. Your views: Fracking in the Peak District?


    MPs voted yesterday to allow fracking for shale gas below 1,200m in national parks - including the Peak District - and other protected sites. Some of you have been giving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

    Jayne Green wrote: "We should be putting more into renewable energy instead of destroying our countryside."

    Christina Murphy said: "Oh dear....I'm very concerned about this."

  11. Beggars urged to use night shelters

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Phil Morton, from the Derby Churches Night Shelter says they open every night to give food and shelter to people who need it.

    He urged people approached by beggars to direct them to their services or tell their street pastors.

    Phil Morton

    He said: “Although we have seen an increase in those using the night shelter we still find that we have spaces available at the times that beggars are out asking for money.”

  12. Clement happy with squad ahead of transfer window

    BBC Derby Sport

    Looking ahead to January and possible transfers, Derby County manager Paul Clement, said he had "some ideas" but would "have to see how it goes".

    "I have good players here and want to keep them together," he said.