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  1. Updates for Wednesday 24 February 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow morning at 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Freezing night with a widespread frost

    Anna Church

    BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

    A few wintry showers are possible this evening and overnight but it will be mostly dry with clear skies and light winds. 

    It’s a cold night with a widespread frost and the potential for some ice on untreated surfaces. Lows of -1C (30F).

  3. Yellow weather warning for ice across Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There's a yellow warning in place for ice across Derbyshire from 20:00 this evening until 09:00 tomorrow morning.  

    Weather warning graphic

    Temperatures will fall below freezing, with a risk of scattered wintry showers falling on sub-zero surfaces.  

    This leads to a risk of icy patches on untreated roads and pavements. 

  4. 'Inappropriate' Chesterfield teacher failed to reveal convictions

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Hall resigned from the Derbyshire school in July 2014, during an investigation.

    Parkside Community School

    The 51-year-old also failed to tell Parkside Community School he had been jailed for theft when he was a police officer. 

    A prohibition order has now been made banning him indefinitely from teaching at any school, sixth form college, youth accommodation or children's home in England.  

  5. Teacher told girl 'he had seen better legs in KFC'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    During the investigation into Hall, the panel heard from a number of his former pupils.  

    One girl said: "I used to wear a skirt in year 8 but I stopped wearing it because Mr Hall commented that he had seen better legs in KFC."

  6. 'Lucky' old hat sells for a fiver

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A 200-year-old top hat found in the fireplace of a Georgian farmhouse has sold for just £5 at auction. 

    It may have been a "lucky" item, placed in the attic fireplace of the Repton home to "ward off evil spirits", according to experts.

    old hat charles hanson

    The hat, made of beaver fur, was expected to fetch up to £60 but its "very tired" condition may have put off buyers. 

    Auctioneer Charles Hanson, pictured, said top hats like this were worn by the upper classes.  

  7. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire: 

  8. 'Touchy-feely' Chesterfield teacher banned from profession

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been banned from teaching after he sexually harassed colleagues, made inappropriate comments to pupils and had sex on school premises.  

    Pieces of paper on a table

    Michael Hall, 51, told pupils at Parkside Community School, Chesterfield they had "nice legs" and made sexual innuendos at women he worked with.

    He also had sex with a teaching assistant during school time in a store room.

  9. Swarkestone Bridge: A short history

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Now time for today's history lesson...

    Swarkestone Bridge dates back to the 13th and 14th Centuries. 

    Swarkestone Bridge

    It is a Grade I listed structure which was substantially rebuilt in the late 18th Century and was where Bonnie Prince Charlie stopped his march south in 1745 as he tried to claim the throne.  

    The bridge and causeway is said to be the longest in the UK  

  10. Archive: Company fined for breaching weight on ancient monument

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It's not the first time a driver has been fined for using the ancient bridge. 

    Swarkestone Bridge

    A Teatime Tasties Limited lorry was fined for a similar offence in May 2014.  

  11. Rams unbeaten in five against Blackburn

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    If you are looking for positive omen ahead of Blackburn's visit to iPro Stadium this evening, then I hope this suffices. 

    Derby v Blackburn

    Derby are unbeaten in their last five games against Rovers, winning two and drawing three. 

  12. Missing man found

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Police say Andrew Owens, who went missing from his home in Tideswell yesterday, has been found safe and well in Yorkshire.

    Officers thanked everyone who helped to share the appeal.

  13. Trio fined for breaching bridge weight limit

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Three lorry drivers have been fined for breaching the weight restriction on Swarkestone Bridge.

    Swarkstone Bridge

    The drivers from Warrington, Northern Ireland and Willenhall pleaded guilty to the offences which happened in August and September last year. 

    All three vehicles were more than six times over the 7.5 tonne weight limit. They were fined between £437 and £538. 

  14. McLaughlin: It's in our hands

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Burton Albion goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin has said promotion is still in their hands, despite losing on Monday evening to Southend. 

    Jon McLaughlin

    The Brewers have a five-point lead over the chasing pack in the League One play-off places.

  15. Your comments: Bridge repairs in Derby

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It appears Sadaf Thould is really pleased about these bridge repairs in Derby. 

    He writes on Facebook: "Excellent, all the roads I use on a daily basis!"