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  1. Updates for Monday 25 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: Dry tonight and winds pick up by dawn

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

    It will remain dry into the evening and overnight, with cloud pushing in by dawn and lows of 4C (39F).

    Weather temperatures for 3pm on Tuesday January 26

    It's a cloudy and windy start tomorrow, but there will be some showery rain heading in by the afternoon, with highs of 12C (54F).

  3. Brewers defender set for rapid return

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough says he's hopeful Shane Cansdell-Sherriff will be fit to face Peterborough in League One tomorrow night.

    Shane Cansdell-Sherriff

    The Brewers defender injured his groin during training last week and missed the defeat by Shrewsbury on Saturday.

  4. Hill's Rio dream boosted by Neville

    BBC Sport

    Teenage shooter Amber Hill hopes her unlikely partnership with Derbyshire farmer Joe Neville can help her win a medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

    Amber Hill

    World Cup winner and European games champion Hill, 18, is coached by Neville - a former Olympian and top quality shooter - who is now one of the most highly-regarded coaches around.

    Watch East Midlands Today's feature on the duo here.

  5. Ex-PC targets police and crime commissioner job

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    A former police officer is bidding to become Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner. 

    Gary Godden spent 15 years with the Nottinghamshire force, but he's given up his job to compete for Labour's nomination for the role.

    Gary Godden

    Former MP Chris Williamson and the current deputy PCC Hardyal Dhindsa are also up for the job.

  6. Suspicious behaviour prompts police warning

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police have issued a warning to parents and schoolchildren in Spondon and Chaddesden after two suspicious incidents in the area.

    Two 14-year-old girls were walking along Buxton Road in Chaddesden on 14 January when they were asked if they wanted a lift to school by a man.

    And last Wednesday two 11-year-old girls began to feel like they were being followed by a man as they walked to Borrow Wood Primary School.

    Police say there are similarities in the descriptions of the two men and it's possible they're linked.

  7. Rams look to end winless run

    BBC Sport

    Derby head coach Paul Clement may make changes for tonight's game against Burnley after being far from happy with some of his side's recent displays. 

    Paul Clement

    The Rams, who have not won in their last four league games, will jump from fourth to third in the Championship table if they beat the fifth-placed Clarets at Turf Moor.

  8. Derbyshire's highland games scrapped again

    Lucy Vladev

    BBC Radio Derby

    The Ashbourne Highland gathering has been cancelled for the second year in a row.

    The event is the largest of its kind outside Scotland and hosts a range of traditional Scottish games.

    The secretary of the gathering Warwick Adams says bad weather over recent years has hit attendances.

  9. Teenagers face violent disorder charge over stabbing death

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Seven teenagers arrested on suspicion of violent disorder following a confrontation in Derby, which resulted in a man's death are aged 14 to 18.

    Police say a 16 year old remains in police custody while the others have been bailed.

    St Peter's Street in Derby city centre cordoned off following confrontation

    Tom Webb, from Alvaston, died from a single stab wound after a confrontation on St Peters Street last Tuesday evening.

  10. BreakingSeven more arrests over stabbing death

    A further seven people have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Derby city centre.

    Tom Webb, from Alvaston, died from a single stab wound sustained  in St Peter’s Street last Tuesday.

    A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named, has been charged with murder and appeared at Nottingham Crown Court earlier.

    A 14 year old, two 15 year olds, two 16 year olds, a 17 year old and an 18 year old have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

  11. 200 new jobs at former ready meals factory

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    A firm which bought the former S&A Foods in Derby is creating 200 new jobs at the firm's old site.

    The Two Sisters Food Group took over the factory in December.

    The former S&A Foods factory in Derby

    The new jobs will include production line, hygiene and training roles, with recruitment due to begin in February.

  12. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

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

  13. Appeal lodged over huge pig farm plan

    The company hoping to build the country's biggest pig farm at Foston in Derbyshire has appealed against the decision to reject the proposal.

    Meanwhile, Midland Pig Producers has announced it's looking to close two of its ten farms, including one in Foston.

    The firm's blaming competition from cheap imports for the closures.

    Protesters marched through Derby in 2011, when the pig farm plans were submitted

    Its plans for a huge farm with 25,000 pigs on a site near Foston Prison were rejected by the Environment Agency last year.

  14. Boy in court on stabbing murder charge

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A 16-year-old boy has appeared at Nottingham Crown Court charged with the murder of a man in Derby.

    Tom Webb died from a single stab wound inflicted on St Peters Street in the city centre last Tuesday evening.

    The case was adjourned until 16 February and the boy, who can't be named for legal reasons, was remanded back into custody.

    Tom Webb

    Floral tributes are growing at the spot where Tom Webb lost his life, and his mum has called him kind, loving and thoughtful.

  15. Holiday video inspired weight loss

    Derby Telegraph

    She scoffed a chip butty every day and splashed out on two takeaways at the weekend, but what triggered Laura Dethick's super weight loss was seeing a video of herself on holiday.

    Laura Dethick, 31, of Mickleover, who lost 7st in 11 months
  16. Man bailed over attempted rape allegation in Derby

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    A 32-year-old man has been arrested and bailed following a police appeal about an attempted rape in Derby.

    A woman was walking along Ashbourne Road after leaving the Blue Note club on Sadler Gate on 19 December, when she was approached by a man who started walking with her and put his coat around her shoulders.

    He is then said to have kissed her and tried to sexually assault her before she pushed him away.

  17. Your photos: Sunrise over Bennerley viaduct

    We've had some absurdly beautiful red skies of late and here's another for you to enjoy.

    This photograph of the Bennerley viaduct in the Erewash valley was taken earlier today by weather watcher Steve from Kimbo.

    The Bennerley viaduct in the Erewash valley

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  18. 'Friendly' hens 'make great pets'

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Kaye Burnett, a volunteer for Ashbourne and District Animal Welfare and the British Hen Welfare Trust, said: “We’re very excited because this is the very first hen rescue with the British Hen Welfare Trust in Derbyshire.

    Hens in Ashbourne

    “Hens are really friendly. They make great pets, they’re all characters and if you’ve ever had a hen, then you’ll know that they make great companions.

    “They’ve still got a lot of life left to live.”