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  1. Updates for Monday 14 March 2016

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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. Redknapp to be 'back up' to Rams boss Wassall

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The BBC understands Harry Redknapp has spent an hour with Darren Wassall, Mel Morris and Sam Rush today.

    There are also reports that Redknapp will be joining the coaching staff as back-up to Darren Wassall.

  3. Facebook on Redknapp: Rams becoming 'a laughing stock'


    Reaction to news that Harry Redknapp is in talks to become director of football at Derby County on our Facebook page.

    Chris Bates posted: "But he's not going to be manager is he? ... that's what we need a MANAGER ... why on earth do we want a has been as director of football? ... this is becoming a joke. Derby are now a laughing stock."

    But Wendy Jeffs sees the positive side saying: "There will always be someone who disagrees. You can't please everyone all the time, so you have to go with what you can get. He has to be better than what we got."

  4. Businessman has lucky escape from car fire

    Derby Telegraph

    A businessman has spoken of his lucky escape after a BMW he was driving became engulfed in flames.

    Business owner's dramatic escape from burning BMW in Derbyshire town
  5. Castle apartments start to take shape

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    It's certainly an ambitious scheme to turn Riber Castle in Derbyshire into 46 luxury apartments, so little wonder it's been a carefully thought out process.

    Ivan White is the project manager and says it's been difficult to modify the Grade II listed building. 

    Luxury apartments start to take shape at Riber Castle

    He explained: "In the castle itself there was no roof or anything in the castle for many, many years since the 1950s, so the castle had to be completely stripped out inside and we had to go down to quite a depth to get back down to what would have been the gritstone and bedrock."

  6. Riber Castle redevelopment reaches halfway stage

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    It's not your run-of-the-mill planning scheme, but it can undoubtedly offer some stunning views of the surrounding area.

    The project manager at the Riber Castle development in Derbyshire Ivan White says they're halfway through the renovation.

    Riber Castle is being turned into 46 luxury apartments by Cross Towers Ventures

    The building is being turned into 46 luxury apartments by Cross Towers Ventures, which started the project in 2009.

  7. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories we're covering today.

  8. New Rams post for Redknapp?

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    So the BBC understands a move has been made to appoint Harry Redknapp as director of football at Derby County.

    Harry Redknapp

    The former Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur manager has been out of work since leaving Queens Park Rangers in February 2015.

  9. BreakingRedknapp set for post with Rams

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Harry Redknapp is in talks to become director of football at Derby County, the BBC understands.

  10. Two years since Assembly Rooms blaze

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    It's exactly two years since a major fire brought entertainment to an abrupt halt at Derby's Assembly Rooms.

    Assembly Rooms fire

    The venue has been closed ever since.

  11. Seek alternatives to ease A&E pressure

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The Royal Derby Hospital's A&E department is under pressure today, and the message is loud and clear.

    If you can, use the Derby Urgent Care Centre in Osmaston Road, which has a GP and nurse practitioner on site from 08:00 until 20:00 seven days a week.

    Royal Derby Hospital

    The hospital says there is no need for an appointment at the former walk-in centre. Anybody unsure of where to go should contact NHS 111, which can offer advice about the most appropriate service.

  12. Water firm spokeswoman coy on chlorine content

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's the full transcript of BBC Radio Derby's breakfast presenter Ian Skye trying to get Severn Trent's Leah Fry to tell him how much chlorine was in the water supply at the weekend. She wasn't very forthcoming with an answer...

    IS: How high a level was it? 

    LF: So our priority over the weekend has been to get everyone back using their water. This morning now we're in that state where everyone is now back with normal supplies of water...

    Severn Trent Water

    IS; Which is great ... how high a level of chlorine was there in the water, Leah? LF: So our priority, as I said, was to get people back on this morning. We'll be starting that detailed investigation as to what went wrong and how we can make sure that never happens again to these customers and to any other of our customers ...

    IS: How high a level of chlorine was there in the water? LF: So I don't have that information to hand what I would like to say is a huge sorry to all of our customers who were affected over the weekend ... 

  13. Red light spells long wait at A&E in Derby

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A traffic light system shows how long patients will wait for treatment at the Royal Derby Hospital's A&E department.

    Royal Derby Hospital

    Green means a shorter wait, but red indicates a wait of more than four hours.

  14. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here are the top stories we're covering this afternoon.

    • A&E 'under pressure' at Royal Derby Hospital after busiest ever day
    • Investigation underway into what caused south-east Derbyshire water contamination
    • And Brewers won't be rushed into adding to squad
  15. Hospital issues A&E access warning

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The Royal Derby Hospital says its A&E department is under pressure today, after its busiest ever day yesterday.

    A hospital spokesman said: "For the first time, we're warning patients that if they do come to A&E with minor illnesses or injuries we'll be asking them to go to the Derby Urgent Care Centre instead.

    Royal Derby Hospital

    "It's vital that our A&E is reserved for seriously unwell patients who really need urgent medical attention."

  16. A&E in Derby has busiest day ever

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Away from the water contamination in south Derbyshire, there's news this afternoon that the Royal Derby Hospital had its busiest day ever in the A&E department yesterday, with 465 patients over a 24-hour period.

    The hospital says almost 10% did not need to be there and could have used alternative options for advice or treatment.

  17. Watch: Payout for water warning customers

    Severn Trent says it will be contacting customers over the next few days to let them know how much compensation they will receive for disruption over the weekend.

    The firm's Sarah Bentley said most households would receive a payout of about £50.

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    Video caption: Severn Trent's Sarah Bentley says most households will get about £50
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    Fancy getting involved with an exciting BBC News project for Wednesday's budget? Email your name, age and Twitter handle to

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  19. Chlorine contamination inquiry begins

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Severn Trent says it's started an investigation into how chlorine got into water supplies in parts of Derbyshire and north-west Leciestershire.

    More than 3,500 households were told over the weekend not to use their taps for washing, drinking or cleaning.

    Peter Dudley (pictured) volunteered to help out those in need during the crisis. He said: "I've just been filling as many bottles up as I could and the ones I've managed to get off people and give to people with young children.

    Peter Dudley

    "It's really just trying to prioritise those [with children] and people in need. It's what I'd like people to do for my family if I needed it."