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  1. Updates for Tuesday 12 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

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: Occasional showers overnight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    The cloudy conditions will continue throughout the night, but there'll be clearer spells and isolated showers, with lows of 6C (43F).

    Weather temperatures for 7am on Wednesday April 13

    Expect some scattered showers throughout the day tomorrow, with some brighter spells where the cloud starts to thin and break, and highs of 14C (57F).

  3. Woman caught on rail tracks given suspended sentence

    Watch the moment a Derby mum jumped flashing red lights and got trapped on a level crossing.

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    Video caption: Car caught on tracks in Spondon

    Leighanne Mouser, 27, of Spondon had a lucky escape but was given a 20-week suspended sentence and banned from driving for two years after admitting dangerous driving at Derby Magistrates' Court.

  4. Burglar who absconded hands himself in

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A convicted burglar who absconded from HMP Sudbury handed himself in yesterday to Nottinghamshire Police.

    Jacob Carter left the prison on Friday 1 April and has links to the Netherfield and Bestwood areas.

    The 26 year old was serving eight years and two months for aggravated burglary and assault.

  5. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

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

    • Car firm to create up to 400 jobs in Derbyshire
    • Mickleover homes plans recommended for approval
    • And Peaty goes for gold at British Swimming Championships
  6. Former patron of South Derbyshire charity dies

    Burton Mail

    The popular UK entertainer David Gest has died aged 62. His body was found in a London hotel room.

  7. Mickleover homes project recommended for approval

    BBC Radio Derby

    A decision is due to be made on plans to build 250 new homes in Mickleover tonight.

    The scheme by Richborough Estates will be considered by South Derbyshire district councillors.

    Planning officers have recommended the development for approval, despite some local opposition.

  8. Car company's jobs boost

    BBC Radio Derby

    Up to 400 jobs will be created in Derbyshire after a major car company signed a deal to open a new distribution centre in Markham Vale.

    The German firm Ferdinand Bilstein UK will be moving its current bases in Kent and Pontefract to a new purpose-built centre.

    The site's set to be completed by December this year creating about 150 jobs, with a further 250 to follow.

  9. Covers are coming off in Derby

    Overnight rain left its mark at the County Ground in Derby, but the signs are optimistic for Derbyshire to resume their three-day friendly against Durham MCCU shortly.

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  10. Brewers have to cope with pressure

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Burton Albion captain John Mousinho admits the club haven't dealt well with the pressure they've been under in recent weeks.

    The Brewers have gone four games without a win and are now five points behind League One leaders Wigan.

    John Mousinho

    Mousinho says the pressure isn't going to go away and they have to handle it better than they have done so far.

  11. Fan compensated for assault by police officer

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A football fan who was repeatedly kneed in the head by a police officer after being arrested at a match between Coventry City and Derby County has received a five-figure compensation settlement.

    Mark Wynn, 48, was assaulted after challenging PC Ricki Allsop at the Ricoh Arena in September 2011 leading to an investigation after another officer intervened.

    Ricoh Arena

    West Midlands Police said PC Allsop was given a final written warning.

  12. Rams youngsters miss out on title

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County's Under-21s failed to clinch the Premier League Division Two title as they lost 2-1 at home to Arsenal last night.

    Victory would have sealed Derby's place in the top flight next season, but they'll be forced to settle for a play-off place if Arsenal win either of their two remaining matches.  

  13. Busy bees knit for charity

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    There might not be an obvious connection between a ball of wool and bees, but I'll do my best to explain. 

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has come up with a way to raise awareness of the dangers they face, such as climate change and disease, by asking people to knit bees.

    The 'Knit and Natter' group at one of its weekly meetings in Middleton-by-Wirksworth.

    And that's inspired the 'Knit and Natter' group to help during its weekly meetings in Middleton-by-Wirksworth.

  14. Man exposed himself to woman in Derby

    BBC Radio Derby

    Police want help to find a man who exposed himself to a woman in Derby while asking for directions.

    A white car stopped next to the woman as she walked along Uttoxeter Road towards Mickleover on Friday morning.

    Police say the car was a sporty hatch back with a dark fabric interior.

  15. New opponent named for Ryan

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby boxer Dave Ryan has a new opponent for this weekend's Commonwealth light-welterweight title fight in Leeds.

    Dave Ryan

    He'll now fight Namibia's Martin Haikali for the vacant belt on Saturday.

  16. Peaty cruises through heats

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty recorded the fastest time of the morning to win his 100m breaststroke heat at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

    Adam Peaty

    Peaty's GB team-mate Ross Murdoch also qualified comfortably with the final scheduled for 18:30 today.

  17. Weather: Chance of heavy showers later

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Mainly dry today, but one or two heavy and possibly thundery showers are likely this afternoon, with highs of 14C (57F).

    Weather temperatures for Tuesday April 12 to Wednesday 13

    Any showers should gradually die away during the evening to leave a largely dry night, with lows of 5C (41F).

  18. Skipper Godleman to miss opening games

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    A blow for Derbyshire's new captain Billy Godleman who will miss the start of the County Championship season after suffering a small fracture in his thumb.

    Billy Godleman

    Godleman, who'll lead the team in the four-day format, was hit on the hand in training on Sunday, and could miss the first three matches.