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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 29 February 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on 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: Heavy rain at times overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will become windy overnight with outbreaks of heavy rain, although after a chilly start to the evening the temperatures will gradually increase throughout the night, with lows of 2C (36F).

    Weather temperatures for 6am on Tuesday March 1

    The rain and strong winds will clear away eastwards by tomorrow afternoon, and it will be milder than recent days, with highs of 12C (54F).

  3. 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.

  4. Weather: Chance of snow in county tonight

    BBC Weather

    We might not have seen the end of winter just yet as we prepare for the first day of March tomorrow.

    There's a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Derbyshire from 17:00 until 22:00 today. 

  5. Woman's surprise on-air Leap Year proposal

    If you haven't yet watched it on our Facebook page, here's the clip of Wendy Lee surprising her partner Paul Morley with a Leap Year proposal live on BBC Radio Derby's breakfast show.

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    Video caption: Derby couple engaged after surprise on-air Leap Year proposal
  6. South Derbyshire to consider devolution option

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Councillors in south Derbyshire will decide whether to agree to devolution tonight.

    The 'North Midlands' deal would see an elected mayor and combined authority created.

    High Peak Borough Council pulled out of the proposal on Thursday.

  7. Repairs to Raynesway after accident

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Part of Raynesway in Derby is to be closed for overnight emergency repairs tonight and tomorrow evening, with a second section due to be repaired over the following two nights.

    Emergency repairs are needed to the road surface and crash barrier next to Aspen Drive, and the work has become urgent because of recent accident damage.

  8. Top court to rule on 'bedroom tax' cases

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A Derbyshire man is to have his claim over the so-called bedroom tax examined by Supreme Court judges this week.

    Richard Rourke, 46, from Bakestone Moor, who's had his house benefit cut by a quarter, says he needs an extra bedroom to store mobility equipment.

    The cases will be heard at the Supreme Court during a three-day hearing

    His is one of several claims being considered at the UK's highest court which argue the removal of the government's spare room subsidy is discriminatory in some cases.

    The government argues the policy changes encourage people to move to smaller properties and save about £480m a year from the housing benefit bill.  

  9. Palmer to stay at Oldham

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion midfielder Matty Palmer has extended his loan deal at Oldham until the end of the season.  

  10. Youth council vote begins

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Away from talk of the European Union referendum, closer to home voting starts today in the Derbyshire Youth Council elections.

    The process involves young people aged 11-18 across the county going to the polls to decide who gets the chance to represent their views.

    There are 116 candidates standing in the elections.

  11. Council unsure about consultant costs

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    A review into Derby City Council's use of consultants has found the authority can't say - with any certainty - how much it's spending on them.

    The council spent £3.4m on their services last year but that figure doesn't include those paid through the authority's payroll system.

    A cross-party panel of councillors says the true cost is likely to be considerably higher.

  12. Minibus vandalism scuppers community work

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    News now of a community group in Derby which has been forced to stop most of its work with young people after two of its minibuses were vandalised.

    The Be Inspiring group helps teenagers with drink or drug problems in the Normanton and Arboretum wards, but all of its outdoor activities have now had to stop until the vehicles are repaired.

    Be Inspiring Community Hub minibus

    Vandals slashed tyres, broke windows and put deep dents and scratches in almost every panel of the body work.

  13. D-day for secondary school places

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Where's the air of tension background music when you need it?

    Parents across Derbyshire will hear about their children's secondary school places tomorrow, as the county council  makes offers to just over 8,000 pupils.

    And 95.8% are due to be given their first choice, which is an increase on last year's figure.

  14. Man remains in custody after women's bodies found at house

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police say a 20-year-old man is still being questioned after the bodies of two women were discovered in Shirebrook.

    They were found at a house on Friday night and have not yet been formally identified but neighbours said a woman in her 50s lived at the property with an older woman.

    Police say both deaths are being treated as suspicious. The arrested man, from Sheffield, remains in police custody today.

  15. Your photos: Sunset at Stoney Middleton

    Is it just me or has the weather provided us with more sensational skies than usual this year? Perhaps I've been cooped up indoors for too long.

    Our Weather Watchers have been keen to capture some of the images, with Sam's House taking this photograph of sunset at Stoney Middleton yesterday.

    Sunset at Stoney Middleton

    You can see some of the photographs from this morning's sunrise on our Facebook page.

  16. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

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

  17. The Voice's Dwaine on song again

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    I said we'd let you know today about Derby wedding singer Dwaine Hayden and his latest appearance on the television programme The Voice.

    Dwaine Hayden with his son Kingsley

    Saturday night saw the start of the battle rounds, and Dwaine made it through to the knockout rounds of the competition as part of Paloma Faith's team.