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  1. Updates for Friday 12 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 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: Frosty night and feeling cold

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A few clear spells are possible this evening and overnight, but it will be largely cloudy with a few showers, which could be wintry on higher ground.

    It’s a cold night with a patchy frost, and lows of 1C (34F).

    Weather temperatures for 3am on Saturday February 13

    It will be mostly dry and bright tomorrow with just the risk of a few spots of rain, but it stays cold in an easterly wind, with highs of 5C (41F).

  3. Keeping active helping to prolong life

    BBC Radio Derby

    A dance instructor in Derby says keeping mentally and physically active can stave off dementia.

    It comes in response to figures showing that life expectancy in England has risen to its highest ever level, as men can now expect to live until 84 and women until 86.

    Life expectancy graph

    Dance instructor Heather Clements says dance stimulates the mind as well as the body.

  4. In form Reds aim to extend unbeaten run

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Alfreton Town are away to FC United of Manchester in National League North tomorrow.

    The Reds are unbeaten in their last seven league matches, winning five and drawing two.

  5. Man attacked in Derby

    BBC Radio Derby

    A 25-year-old man's been taken to hospital with head injuries after an assault in Derby today.

    Police are still looking for three men who are alleged to have been involved in the attack, in the Littleover Lane area of Normanton shortly after 09:00.

    They're all in their early 20s and are described as being of mixed race.

  6. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering today:

  7. Football fans arrested on train

    BBC Radio Derby

    Four football fans from Derbyshire have been arrested in connection with being drunk and disorderly on a train and assaulting a police officer last weekend.

    British Transport Police want to speak to witnesses who were on the Leeds to Nottingham service around 19:00 last Saturday.

    A 22 and a 29 year old from Ilkeston, and a 27 year old from Ripley were arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

    A 36 year old from Alfreton was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

  8. Seven-point cushion is Brewers target

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion will go seven points clear at the top of League One if they win at home to Chesterfield tonight.

    The Spireites are led by Danny Wilson and his coach Chris Morgan, who worked with Clough at Sheffield United.

    League One table ahead of Burton v Chesterfield

    The Brewers' boss said: "Danny's a very experienced manager and we know from working with Chris for a couple of years how he'll want to play. They'll be competitive certainly."

  9. Dog survives impaling by metal spike

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A dog is lucky to be alive after becoming impaled on a rusty metal spike that went right through his body in Derbyshire.

    Dave the Cocker Spaniel ran into a bush, but fortunately the 18-inch (45cm) spike missed most of his organs.

    Dave's owners thought he was going to die when they saw the spike sticking out of him

    Three veterinary surgeons treated Dave who had to spend a week having treatment at the vets.

    His owner, Jo-ann Keen, from Middleton-by-Wirksworth in Derbyshire, says he can only have mushy food now, but he seems back to normal.

    "He was very lucky. Everybody thought he was going to die because they didn't know what the spike had hit, if anything."

  10. Children's centres under threat of closure

    Derbyshire County Council wants to hear residents' views about the possible closure of up to 32 children's centres in the county.

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  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.

  12. Food bank helping redundant workers gets cash boost

    One of the food banks which is helping people made redundant by Langley Mill-based Leaderflush Shapland in December, Salcare will receive £2,000 today.

    The donation comes from the community leadership fund of councillor Paul Jones, representing cash each county councillor in Derbyshire has to spend on local projects.

    Councillor Paul Jones with £2,000 cheque for Salcare food bank

    The food bank says it's been inundated since the company closed with the loss of 325 jobs.  

  13. Your photos: Colourful skies over Derbyshire

    There was another chance to see some stunning skylines today full of colour.

    Our weather watcher Mark's landscape took this photograph looking towards Sawley Church and Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station.

    Looking towards Sawley Church and Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station

    You're welcome to email your comments, questions and photos throughout the day, or get in touch on our Facebook page or via Twitter.

  14. Langley Mill fire deaths: Baby due to have surgey

    Relatives paid tribute to Ruby-Grace, Amy Smith and Edward Green following the sentencing hearing.

    Carleen Gaunt, Ruby-Grace's grandmother, said the baby was due to have surgery as she had a hole in her heart.

    Carleen Gaunt

    "[Ruby] was so lovely - I loved her to bits," she said. "Shaun is never going to forget Amy and Ruby or his friend Ed."

    Mrs Gaunt added her disbelief that Peter, Simon and Anthony Eyre could be "so cruel" to target a flat with "only one way in and one way out".

  15. Keogh: 'It's been a seamless transition'

    BBC Derby Sport

    Richard Keogh has been speaking at the Rams press conference about his re-appointment as captain.

    "It's a great honour for me to be asked. I'm humbled to captain this great club again.

    "I know the club well and how it operates. It's been a pretty seamless transition but it's irrelevant who's captain," he said.  

  16. Weather: Mostly dry afternoon with some sunshine

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's a mainly dry afternoon, although a couple of showers are possible, but some brighter spells will also develop, with highs of 6C (43F).

    Tonight will be similar to last night with plenty of dry weather, an isolated snow flurry over high ground and some frost developing, with lows of 0C (32F).

  17. 'Fantastic opportunity' for new Rams boss

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County's new head coach Darren Wassall said: "I wouldn't have accepted the challenge if I didn't want to prove my worth. This is a fantastic opportunity for me.

    "The staff and the players need to stick together. We all want the same prize, we're all looking for the same goal.

    Darren Wassall

    "It's an honour and a privilege to lead this club."