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  1. Updates for Monday 7 February 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: Cold and frosty overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be mostly clear, dry and cold with a widespread frost developing, and lows of -2C (28F).

    Weather temperatures for 6am on Tuesday March 8

    It will become increasingly cloudy as we go through the day tomorrow, with patchy rain at times, and highs of 6C (43F).  

  3. Former Rams defender reveals battle with alcoholism

    Angela Rafferty

    Sports reporter, East Midlands Today

    Footballer Gary Charles has spoken exclusively to the BBC about his battle with the drinking and his spell behind bars.

    Now the former England and Derby County defender is retraining as a counsellor and helping other footballers fighting addictions.

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    Video caption: Charles reveals battle with alcoholism

    There'll be more on this story on BBC Inside Out in the East Midlands at 19:30 this evening on BBC One.  

  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering today:

  5. Flying Scotsman returns to our screens tonight

    The world's most famous steam engine the Flying Scotsman has been captured on film as it returned to the tracks following a 10-year £4.2 m restoration.

    The locomotive was filmed as it travelled to the National Railway Museum in York. 

    The Flying Scotsman

    The engine was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, who was brought up in Derbyshire.    

  6. Brewers aim for league double over Bantams

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion midfielder Mark Duffy says there's a positive feeling going into the game at Bradford tomorrow. 

    The trip to West Yorkshire is the Brewers' game in hand over their promotion rivals, and a win will see them go seven points clear at the top of the table and 12 points clear of Gillingham in third.

    Mark Duffy

    Duffy says they'll draw inspiration from their 3-1 win at home to the Bantams earlier this season.

  7. Trust says fire won't bring curtain down on theatre restoration

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Peter Steer is one of the directors of the Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust and says the latest damage hasn't affected his hopes of it becoming a theatre again.

    "You always have to be optimistic no matter what goes on, what takes place, " he explained.

    Fire crews remain at scene of fire at former Hippodrome Theatre in Derby

    "I see this as a challenge, a little bit more of a challenge now perhaps than it was eight years ago, but still a challenge that can be overcome."

  8. Council deal is only affordable option

    Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait says the pay review offer on the table is the best the local authority can afford.

    It's emerged that letters are being sent out to nearly 2,000 staff telling them their contracts will be terminated at the end of May.

    Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait speaks to council staff at an earlier protest over its pay review

    They can choose whether to accept a new contract or lose their job at the council.

  9. 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.

    • Firefighters unable to enter fire-damaged former Derby theatre site to establish whether cause is arson
    • Motorist killed and two people seriously injured after A52 crash
    • And around 2,000 staff at Derby City Council face dismissal and re-employment under pay review
  10. Fire-damaged site difficult to access

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Back to our main story and building inspectors from Derby City Council are assessing the damage caused by a fire to the former Hippodrome Theatre on Green Lane.

    Fire crews at the former Derby Hippodrome Theatre site in Green Lane

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service says arson is a possibility, but it hasn't been able to access the site to fully establish the cause because it isn't safe.

  11. Union says salary cuts 'huge' for some staff

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Back to the issue of school support staff pay, and Adrian Morgan from Unison warns that some workers will lose as much as 40% of their salary.

    "It does vary depending on the individual and the work that they do, and what area they're working in," he said.

    School support staff held protest outside Derby City Council offices

    "But there are some examples that there are some people who'll be losing up to about £8,000 a year from a salary of approximately £20,000 so it is a huge amount of money."

  12. Rams defender secures Wigan loan deal

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County defender Stephen Warnock has joined League One's Wigan on loan until the end of the season.

    Stephen Warnock

    The 34 year old has made 30 appearances for the Rams since joining from Leeds.  

  13. Beauty of the Northern Lights over Derbyshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Stargazers were in for a treat last night as the Northern Lights were visible in some areas of Great Britain including here in Derbyshire.

    Some northern parts of England could be in for another showing tonight.

    Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights

    This photograph was taken over the Derbyshire Dales by Joolz Wright.

  14. 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:

  15. Man missing from Chesterfield hospital found safe

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A man who went missing from Chesterfield Hospital last week has been found safe in Stockport.

    Nottinghamshire Police put out an appeal on Tuesday because they were concerned for 53-year-old Kevin Holmes' safety.