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  1. Updates for Tuesday 5 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

  2. Weather: Light rain overnight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Cloud will thicken up later this evening and there will be some light rain heading in by the end of the night, with lows of 4C (39F).

    Weather temperatures for 4am on Wednesday April 6th

    Tomorrow it will brighten up through the morning but there will be a few showers following on behind. It will be a blustery day and cooler with highs of 10C (50F).  

  3. Your views: Darley Park Concert to move


    We've had plenty of comments on our Facebook page about the decision to move the Darley Park Concert to Donington Park.

    Tom Burton wrote: "One of the best things about living in Derby and they are going to move and charge for it, absolute jokers."  

  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories we've been covering:

  5. Toddler death trial: Jury retires

    A jury has retired to consider verdicts in the case of a mother and stepfather accused of stamping a toddler to death at the family home.

    Matthew Rigby, 22, from Nottingham, denies murdering 21-month-old Ayeeshia Jane Smith at their home in Burt in May 2014.

    Ayeeshia's mother, Kathryn Smith, also denies murder.

    Kathryn Smith and Matthew Rigby
  6. College gets better Ofsted rating

    BBC Radio Derby

    Ofsted inspectors have rated Derby College as "good" following a recent inspection.

    The report said outcomes for the large majority of apprentices and learners had improved since the last inspection, which said the college needed improvement.

  7. Rams keeper needs operation

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    News now of an injury problem for Derby County as goalkeeper Lee Grant requires a minor groin operation.

    Lee Grant

    The Rams have recalled Jonathan Mitchell from a loan spell at Luton Town with immediate effect.

  8. Abuse victims urged to come forward

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police are appealing for victims of alleged abuse at two children’s homes in Derbyshire to contact them.

    An investigation has been launched into alleged abuse  at Greenacre’s children’s home in Clay Cross and Lindenhurst children’s home in Chesterfield between 1983 and the early 1990s.

    Two men aged 69 and 61 have been arrested in connection with the inquiry and are currently on police bail.

  9. Blood found on badger baiters' car

    Police say three men jailed for badger baiting in Derbyshire were found to have what's thought to have been blood on their hands and clothing when they were stopped driving through Darley Dale.

    A substantial amount of blood was also found on the outside of the car, as well as inside the vehicle.

    Analysis confiemd the blood belonged to a badger. The three admitted a charge of badger baiting.

  10. Three jailed for badger baiting

    BBC Radio Derby

    Three men have been jailed after admitting to badger baiting in Derbyshire.

    Martin Skinner and brothers Kyle and Daniel Green were stopped by police while driving through Darley Dale.

    In the back of their vehicle were two badly injured dogs.

    Martin Skinner, Kyle Green and Danny Green

    Derbyshire Police say all three have been jailed for three months and banned from keeping dogs for five years.

  11. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering this afternoon.

  12. Ambulance service debt nearly £12m

    BBC Radio Derby

    East Midlands Ambulance Service will end the financial year almost £12m in debt.

    The trust which runs the service says it responded to more than 900,000 emergency calls last year, that's nearly 2,500 every day.

    East Midlands Ambulance Service vehicles

    The trust has blamed the overspend on an increase in the number of people needing care and delays at hospitals.

  13. Blind pair turned away from restaurant

    Derbyshire Times

    Two friends have spoken of their shock after being turned away from an Indian restaurant in Chesterfield because they are blind.

  14. Colin Bloomfield's sun shelter legacy

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    You might remember yesterday we told you about the first sun shade to be built in memory of BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield at Alvaston Park in Derby.

    I mentioned the groundbreaking ceremony and there were photos of the structure in a workshop but it may have left you wondering what the structure will look like eventually.  

    Sun shade design for Alvaston Park in Derby

    Here's a blueprint of the sun shade - and there's more details on our Facebook page

  15. Watch: Orchestra boss on Darley Park Concert switch

    Sinfonia Viva's chief executive Peter Helps says he hopes the reinvention of the Darley Park Concert will help boost audience numbers from about 35,000 to nearer 100,000.

    Video content

    Video caption: Sinfonia Viva boss backs changes to the Darley Park Concert
  16. Warning over doorstep fish sales

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    People in Derbyshire are being warned about door-to-door fish sellers who could be misleading customers over the quantity and quality of the fish they're selling.

    Dave Allen, from the county council, said the products might be a health risk as the fish can be "out-of-date, or close to the date, or quickly cooked and frozen".

  17. Weather: Dry and bright this afternoon

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    The cloud should clear as we move through the afternoon and there could even be some brightness, with highs of 13C (55F).

    Weather temperatures for Tuesday April 5 to Wednesday 6