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  1. Updates for Wednesday 13 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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: Dry night ahead with chance fog forms

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    It will stay dry overnight and there's a chance of some patches of mist and fog forming, with lows of 6C (43F).

    Weather temperatures for 10am on Thursday April 14

    It's a generally dry but cloudy start tomorrow and there will be some showers pushing in through the afternoon, with highs of 12C (54F).

  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

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

  4. Police warning to Blades supporters

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    There's a League One derby match this weekend as Chesterfield host Sheffield United.

    Derbyshire Police is warning the South Yorkshire club's fans that the game is sold out for travelling supporters.

    Proact Stadium

    Blades fans without tickets are advised to stay away from the Proact Stadium.

  5. Travel: Delays on A52

    BBC Travel

    A lane is closed on the A52 eastbound between Raynesway and Lodge Lane following an accident involving five vehicles.

  6. Brewers pair face fitness battle

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    News of Burton Albion's promotion bid as manager Nigel Clough says its 50/50 striker Stuart Beavon and defender Damian McCrory will be fit for their crucial League One match at home to Barnsley.

    They both missed Saturday's defeat at Scunthorpe which left the Brewers without a win in four games.

  7. Royal visitor opens new factory

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Castle Donington welcomed royalty today as Prince Andrew opened a new factory.

    Bed manufacturer Hypnos has supplied the royal family for almost 90 years and the firm is making a £750,000 investment in the area.

    HRH Prince Andrew during visit to Hypnos bed-making factory at Castle Donington

    His Royal Highness unveiled a plaque and spoke to staff working on the production line.

  8. Robbers steal cash from Burton store

    BBC Radio Derby

    An armed robbery's taken place in Burton.

    Three men entered Tesco Express in Stanton Road and one of them threatened staff with a suspected firearm, while another stole some cash at 23:00 yesterday.

    Police say nobody was injured.

  9. Fourth conviction over Burton man's death

    Burton Mail

    A fourth man's been convicted for his part in the death of Burton man Tomasz Bachta.

    Piotr Miezal, 33, from Branston was today found guilty of manslaughter at Stafford Crown Court.

    All Saints' Road in Burton where body of Tomasz Bachta was found outside his home

    Three other men were convicted on Friday of murdering the 29-year-old victim outside his home on All Saints' Road in Burton last July.

  10. School pupils aiming for record-breaking kindness

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a story to put a smile on your face ... Derby is hoping a world record attempt will see it crowned the happiest city in the country.

    'Brilliant Derby' will see schoolchildren in the city attempt to carry out 20,000 random acts of kindness in one day.

    Former Derby mayor Lisa Higginbottom

    The project has been set up by former Derby mayor Lisa Higginbottom and happiness coach Andy Cope to help children feel more confident, positive and happy.

  11. Watch: PM on Ayeeshia Jane Smith murder

    David Cameron has been commenting on the murder of Burton toddler Ayeeshia Jane Smith after it was raised by MP Andrew Griffiths during this afternoon's PMQs

    Video content

    Video caption: Burton's MP raises Ayeeshia Smith murder with the prime minister.
  12. Travel: Tanker breakdown leads to delays

    BBC Travel

    A lane is closed on the A42 southbound between the M1 and Castle Donington because of a broken down chemical tanker.

  13. Research interprets noise made by chickens

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    If Dr Doolittle could talk to the animals, why shouldn't poultry farmer David Speller make use of the noise his broiler chickens make?

    He was part of research by a Belgian university which has identified noises meaning the birds are hungry or cold.

    David Speller raises 180,000 broiler chickens at a time on Lower Farm in Eastmoor

    David raises 180,000 broiler chickens at a time on Lower Farm in Eastmoor.

  14. Chicks' chatter boosts their welfare

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    I've heard of talking turkey, but chicken's speaking ... that's something else altogether.

    David Speller raises 180,000 broiler chickens at a time on Lower Farm in Eastmoor

    Allow me to explain ... a poultry farmer in Derbyshire says chattering chickens are enabling him to improve his animals' welfare by helping to identify a distinct vocabulary as to how they are feeling.

  15. Injured bird of prey protected species

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police are appealing for information after a sparrowhawk suffered a pellet wound in north Derbyshire.

    It's an offence to kill, injure or take a sparrowhawk as the birds are protected by law.

  16. Ripley's Renshaw ready for Rio

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Ripley's Molly Renshaw has qualified fastest for tonight's final of the women's 200m breaststroke at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

    Molly Renshaw

    The former Derventio Excel swimmer is targeting this summer's Olympic Games after missing out on a place in the team for London four years ago.

  17. Weather: Sunny spells through afternoon

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will remain dry and bright this afternoon with the risk of an isolated shower and highs of 15C (59F).

    Weather temperatures for Wednesday April 13

    Occasional showers are possible this evening, with overnight lows of 7C (45F).

  18. Bird of prey won't fly again after pellet wound

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A sparrowhawk's been found with a pellet in one of its wings at Lower Pilsley.

    The bird was taken to a vets for treatment, but won't be able to fly again.