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  1. Updates for Friday 15 January 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Cold overnight with frost

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    There'll be a few showers in the early evening which could be wintry and it'll be a cold night with some scattered cloud and clearer spells at times, with lows of 0C (32F) or possibly cooler in rural areas.

    There'll be a widespread frost and icy patches on untreated roads.

    Weather temperatures for 3am on Saturday January 16
  3. Snowy setting at Edale

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    If the long range forecast is accurate there might be more of these scenes in the early part of next week.

    Top of Edale in the Peak District in the snow, which is rapidly melting

    It's not clear from this photograph of Edale in the Peak District, but Weather Watcher Ebsdavid says the snow was melting rapidly when this was earlier today. 

  4. Response expected from Rams players

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Paul Clement insists the support he's had from Mel Morris has been invaluable, and has quashed rumours that the Derby County chairman ranted at him following the midweek Championship draw against Reading.

    It's since been confirmed that the Rams owner visited the dressing room to express his anger.

    Mel Morris

    Clement was highly critical of his team as well, and has warned his players not to underestimate Gary Rowett's Birmingham who visit the Ipro Stadium tomorrow.

  5. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering right now:

    • Teenager rescued from fire in Derbyshire flat after attempt to save two victims
    • Rams boss Paul Clement backs Chris Martin to end his goalscoring drought
    • And frosty night ahead of cold weekend
  6. Brewers back in action after enforced break

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough says having a two-week break could be a positive or a negative for his team.

    The Brewers' game at Peterborough was rearranged because of the FA Cup and they haven't played since the win over Blackpool on 2 January.

    The League One leaders are away to Coventry City tomorrow  and Clough says it's difficult when you give the players time at this stage but thinks they'll benefit from it later in the season.

  7. Goal shy Rams striker backed to end drought

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Paul Clement has backed struggling striker Chris Martin but says his on-field captain must do more if he's to end his scoring drought.

    Chris Martin

    Derby County's top scorer in the last two seasons has just one goal in his last 12 matches and hasn't scored from open play since October.

  8. Teenager rescued after trying to save two victims of fire

    BBC Radio Derby

    The first week of the trial of three men accused of killing two 17-year-olds and a six-month-old baby in a Derbyshire house fire has ended.

    Nottingham Crown Court has been hearing today from one of the teenagers who escaped the fire in Langley Mill last June.

    Fatal fire in a flat at Langley Mill

    Joshua Holt told the court how he tried to crawl back through "thick black" smoke to help Amy Smith and her daughter, but was unable to save them and was forced to turn back to get to a window where he was later rescued by neighbours.

    Peter, Simon and Anthony Eyre, all of Central Avenue in Sandiacre, deny murder. The trial will continue next week.

  9. Rams forward Bennett in Burton loan

    Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport Online

    Derby County forward Mason Bennett has joined League One leaders Burton Albion on loan for the rest of the season.

    Mason Bennett

    The 19-year-old is reunited with former Rams manager Nigel Clough, who gave Bennett his debut in 2011, making him the club's youngest first-team player at 15 years and 99 days old.  

  10. Derby firm contributes to space tests

    BBC Radio Derby

    While Tim Peake is space-walking around the outside of the international space station today, a piece of kit made by a Derby engineering firm is safe inside helping keep some of his experiments going.

    Pentaxia makes equipment for aerospace, rail and Formula 1 industries using state-of-the-art computer controlled machines.

  11. 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:

    • Scream heard as teenage mother lost grip in attempt to escape Langley Mill flat fire
    • Burton mother insists she was kidnapped and held against her will by the Islamic State group
    • Rams forward joins Burton Albion on loan
  12. Scaling the snowy heights

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    You might be forgiven for thinking that a stray shot of the Himalayas has crept into our output.

    Mam Tor near Castleton in the High Peak district

    But this is a photograph of Mam Tor near Castleton, which was taken by weather watcher Mountainman yesterday.

  13. Burton mother says she was kidnapped by IS

    Elizabeth Glinka

    BBC Midlands Today

    A British mother accused of taking her toddler to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State described how she fled Raqqa in a taxi, during a police interview played to jurors.

    Tareena Shakil, from Burton, insists she was held by the group against her will after being kidnapped on the Turkish border in October 2014.

    On day two of her trial, Birmingham Crown Court was played a video of a police interview with the 26-year-old on her return from Syria in February 2015 in which she described taking a taxi to the Turkish border and how she "ran for it grabbing her child and the bag of Pampers from the car".

    She denies all the charges against her. The trial continues.

  14. Teenager heard scream as fire took hold

    BBC Radio Derby

    A teenager who escaped a house fire in Langley Mill has told a court how he tried to crawl back through thick smoke to help 17-year-old Amy Smith and her six-month-old daughter who died in the blaze.

    Josh Holt explained how she'd fallen as they rushed up the stairs to escape, after smoke poured in through the front door.

    He said he heard "a scream - a sound I can't describe" and felt her hand let go of his hip, as she followed him up the stairs.  

    Peter, Simon and Anthony Eyre are alleged to have started the fire which killed three people in June. They all deny the charges. The trial continues.

  15. Trailblazers back in league action

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby Trailblazers return to division one action in basketball tomorrow night as they host Reading Rockets at the Clarence Wiggins Sports Hall.

  16. Midfielder Bunjaku leaves Derby

    Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport Online

    Midfielder Alban Bunjaku has left Championship side Derby County by mutual consent. 

    Alban Bunjaku

    The 21-year-old, a youth player with Arsenal who was also previously on the books with Spanish La Liga side Sevilla, joined the Rams in June 2014 but failed to play a first-team game.  

  17. Oakwood crimewave causes concern

    East Midlands Today

    Police are urging residents in Oakwood to be vigilant after a surge in crime.

    Since the start of this year 29 crimes, including burglaries, car, shed and garage break-ins have been reported - compared with only 11 crimes during the same period last year. 

    Officers have stepped up patrols and are helping people to protect their property. 

  18. Weather: Chilly weekend ahead

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It's a cold and frosty outlook for the weekend, and it'll be even colder over the next couple of nights. 

    Icy weather forecast for the weekend