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  1. Updates for Monday 11 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 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: Mainly dry tonight but cold

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

    It will be mostly dry overnight but fairly cloudy, although a few showers are likely to push into the Peak District area later on, with a minimum temperature of 1C (34F).

    Weather temperatures for 3am on Tuesday January 11

    It's a dry start tomorrow, but showers will pick up through the afternoon and that will make it feel colder, with highs of 6C (43F).

  3. More help needed for rape victims

    Lucy Vladev

    BBC Radio Derby

    Erewash MP Maggie Throup says she's shocked at the number of rapes linked to nights out in Derby, Ilkeston and Long Eaton.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, she said one rape a week was reported to Derbyshire Police between July and September last year.

    Erewash MP Maggie Throup

    She called on more to be done to support rape victims.

  4. Student to don Derbyshire kilt for graduation

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A University of Derby student is shunning the traditional robes at his graduation ceremony this week to wear a kilt made from a Derbyshire-inspired tartan designed by his mum.

    Cameron Trotter's mum Fiona, who is a tailor, designed the multi-coloured tartan to celebrate and help promote the Made in Derbyshire 2015 campaign.

    Cameron Trotter

    And 26-year-old Cameron will wear the kilt when he graduates with a 2:1 Mechanical Engineering honours degree on Friday at Derby Arena.

  5. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering today:

  6. Bowie 'ahead' of his time

    From the International Space Station to the Vatican, tributes have been pouring in for David Bowie, who's died from cancer aged 69.

    He never stopped experimenting with his music, and was also seen as a fashion icon.

    David Bowie
    Quote Message: What Bowie was doing was presenting a kind of symbol of his age, his times, and he always seemed a little bit ahead of the curve rather than behind it. Wherever you went in the world there were images of him on t-shirts, on posters, in record stores and everyone knew who he was." from Ellis Cashmore Former Professor of Culture Media and Sport at Staffordshire University and local expert in popular culture
    Ellis CashmoreFormer Professor of Culture Media and Sport at Staffordshire University and local expert in popular culture
  7. Baby died two days after heart surgery, inquest hears

    Lucy Vladev

    BBC Radio Derby

    An inquest is hearing why a baby from Derby died two days after heart surgery in Leicester. 

    Lilian Elizabeth Dolan was discharged from Glenfield hospital on 18 January last year, following surgery.

    The 19-month-old baby was taken to the accident and emergency department in Derby the following day after she became ill, but was later sent home.

    Her father says he found his daughter dead in her crib on 20 January. The inquest continues.

  8. Harrison hoping for Spireites recall

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Chesterfield striker Byron Harrison is targeting a first team recall after scoring twice for the reserves.

    The 28-year-old was an unused substitute for Saturday's League One win at Rochdale.

    Byron Harrison scoring for Chesterfield reserves v Notts County

    Harrison will be hoping his goals against Notts County last week attract the attention of new Spireites boss Danny Wilson.

  9. Door firm administrators defend closure handling

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Administrators Deloitte are contesting claims that they didn't properly consult with employees before Derbyshire door manufacturers Leaderflush Shapland shut.

    They sent BBC Radio Derby the following statement: "Since being appointed on Friday 18 December 2015, the administrators have sold parts of the business securing employment for 527 of the 970 employees of the Laidlaw Group.

    Leaderflush Shapland site

    "Unfortunately a purchaser could not be found for the doors division of the group and 409 redundancies were made on 30 December 2015.

    "During the period between 18 December and 30 December 2015 the administrators consulted with the appropriate employee representatives to the fullest extent possible in the circumstances."

  10. Hope runs out for door firm's Langley Mill site

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The adminstrators of the Derbyshire door manufacturers Leaderflush Shapland have ruled out finding a buyer for the troubled firm.

    Unions were hopeful last week a buyer would come forward, but Deloitte has yet to find one for Leaderflush, despite buyers emerging for six of the seven divisions of its parent company Laidlaw Interiors.

    The troubled company was the largest employer in Langley Mill and its closure is expected to have a huge impact on the town.

  11. Derby's Dwaine through on The Voice

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Two Derbyshire men performed on the BBC show The Voice, this weekend.

    And two judges turned for Derby wedding singer Dwaine Hayden, who joined Paloma Faith's team.

    Dwaine Hayden

    But it wasn't such good news for veteran entertainer Bernie Clifton, who couldn't entice the judges and went out.

  12. 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.

  13. Baby taken to A&E before her death

    BBC Radio Derby

    The inquest into the death of a 19-month-old baby has heard she was taken to accident and emergency in Derby before she died at her home in Oakwood.

    Lilian Elizabeth Dolan's father told an inquest that she went to hospital suffering with vomiting and diarrhoea.

    She had previously undergone a heart procedure at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, and died on 20 January last year.

  14. Rams striker hell-bent on new scoring target

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County striker Darren Bent admits it's been a frustrating few months as he waited to notch up his 200th career goal.

    Bent booked the Rams place in the FA Cup fourth round with a late winner at Hartlepool, having failed to score since the 3-1 win against MK Dons in September.

    Darren Bent

    But now the former England international says he's set his sights on scoring 250 goals before finally hanging up his boots.

  15. Inquest into death of 19-month-old baby

    BBC Radio Derby

    An inquest has heard how the father of a 19-month-old baby found her dead at their home in Derby.

    Lilian Elizabeth Dolan, from Oakwood, had previously undergone a heart procedure at Glenfield hospital in Leicester. 

    She was pronounced dead on 20 January 2015. The inquest continues.

  16. Was second vehicle involved in van crash?

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Police are investigating whether a second vehicle was involved in a crash at Kirk Hallam.

    A woman was cut free from her van which overturned on Ladybank Road shortly before 10:00, yesterday morning.

    She was taken to hospital, but later released.

  17. Derbyshire firm sows the seeds of hope for Carlisle

    We told you last week that a Derbyshire company is relaying the pitch at Carlisle United which was damaged by floods in Cumbria. 

    And here is the Hilton company in action...

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