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  1. Updates for Tuesday 1 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Sleet and snow expected tonight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A band of showers containing rain sleet and snow will move eastwards this evening and overnight.

    There will be some ice on untreated surfaces and temperatures drop to 1C (34F).


    Tomorrow it's going to be very unsettled with heavy showers, sleet and snow.

  3. Cycle hub goes into administration

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby's Park Bikeworks cycling hub has gone into administration but the free bike parking operation will continue.  

    Park Bikeworks

    Triathlon company Huub is planning to move into the building, and will - I assume - be involved in keeping the free bicycle parking open.  

  4. Your views: Cat lovers unite


    A lot of you are liking the idea of having a cat cafe in Derby.

    But there are some of you aren't so sure, like Kevin Eaglesfield who wrote on our Facebook page: "Why would anyone want to have a meal with cats everywhere ? Weird. Not for me."

  5. Council planning to buy city sites

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby City Council says it is proposing to make two "strategic property transactions" in the city centre next week.  

    The sites (which are currently secret) would enable leisure, culture and residential provision.

  6. Man missing since leaving hospital

    Kevin Holmes, 53, hasn't been seen since he left Chesterfield Hospital at 02:45 yesterday.

    Police said he failed to return to his home in Farnsfield and they are worried about his welfare.

    Kevin Holmes
  7. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's your final headlines for today:

    • South Derbyshire District Council has pulled out of the devolution partnership with Nottinghamshire
    • The Woodland Trust is offering people the chance to buy a bit of woodland and manage it themselves
    • Burton are hoping to go five points clear at the top of League One tonight if they can beat Sheffield United
  8. Victorian cafe to house cats

    Derby Telegraph

    The Derby Telegraph has more on the plans for the cat cafe in Wardwick, Derby city centre, which will open next month.

    Derby cat cafe
  9. Sheffield United v Burton Albion

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane tonight. Coverage of the game will be online.

    League One

    Sheffield United 0-1 Burton Albion

    Lucas Akins

    Lucas Akins ensures a winning return to Sheffield United for ex-Blades boss Nigel Clough as Burton stay top of League One.

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  10. Jury sent home in Match trial

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    The jury has been sent home again in the trial of Jason Lawrance at Derby Crown Court.

    Back here again tomorrow!

  11. Your views: Private Derby should walk out Rams this weekend


    Private Derby XXXI is still being trained so he might not be ready to walk Derby County out on the pitch yet.

    Private Derby

    But with him thought to be a lucky charm for the club, many of you have been asking on Facebook for him to be at the iPro this Saturday.  

  12. Groups offered money to manage countryside

    BBC Radio Derby

    A new pilot scheme is being launched by The Woodland Trust in Derbyshire to try to boost the public's engagement with nature.

    The trust is offering grants for community groups who want to have a go at managing and owning their own piece of the countryside. 

    Up to £170,000 will be divided up between those who are successful.

  13. Derby to get cat cafe

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Derby's first cat cafe, Lady T's Curious Cats and Coffee Parlour, will open in Wardwick, Derby city centre in April.

    Video content

    Video caption: Derby's first cat cafe is due to open in April

    The owner is Tabitha Barnes-Wright, who ran the former Curiouser & Curiouser shop.

    She said the feline animals would all be permanent residents in the cafe, which will have a Victorian theme.

  14. Tory MPs criticised over election expenses

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Two of our local Conservative MPs, Nigel Mills for Amber Valley and Maggie Throup for Erewash, have been named in a Daily Mirror article for breaking spending rules around the General Election.

    The paper claims several MPs failed to declare thousands of pounds spent on their election campaigns, including the bill for the RoadTrip battlebus, which was picked up by Tory HQ.

    Conservatives Road Trip
  15. Vandals target youth group minibuses

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We told you yesterday about how minibuses used by Derby youth group, Be Inspiring, had been vandalised while parked on Moor Street.

    Here's a look at the extent of the damage.

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    Video caption: Minibuses used by a Derby youth group are damaged by vandals

    Baz Jabbar from the group said they had to cancel several events over the weekend, plus football training sessions, and now needed to raise thousands of pounds for the repairs.

  16. Weather: Warnings of snow and ice for region

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice for Derbyshire for the early hours of tomorrow morning.

    Snow is more likely over higher ground but there is a possibility it could reach lower levels.

    This is a developing situation and could still change – we'll keep you posted.

  17. Alton Towers to reopen rollercoaster

    BBC Radio Derby

    Alton Towers has confirmed the Smiler rollercoaster will reopen when the season starts later this month.

    The ride has been closed since a crash last June in which five people were seriously injured.

    Last week it was announced that Alton Tower owner Merlin is to be prosecuted over the crash by the Health and Safety Executive.