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  1. Updates for Friday 15 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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 Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Chance of snow on hills overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It'll be cloudy this evening with further rain, which is forecast to fall as snow across the hills.

    It will become drier across most areas later in the night, with some clear spells developing, and lows of 1C (34F).

    Weather temperatures for 7am on Saturday April 16

    Another spell of rain arrives tomorrow with showers which could be wintry in the afternoon, and highs of 8C (46F).

  3. Promotion incentive for Brewers squad

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin has revealed the players have talked about what's at stake for the club, the squad and the supporters during their recent poor run in League One.

    The Brewers led the table until recently but remain in the automatic promotion places ahead of tomorrow's match at home to Barnsley.

    Jon McLaughlin

    McLaughlin said: "For 90% of us this is the biggest incentive we've ever had because it'll be the highest we've ever played if we can get across the line, so there's massive incentive there for us."

  4. Just how local is local at election?

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    I've been analysing how 'local' the candidates are in the Derby City Council local elections.

    Here's the data for each of the parties standing in every seat.

    Graphic showing how many of the four main parties' candidates live in the ward they're contesting in the forthcoming Derby City Council elections
  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:

  6. Bus service cuts will hit elderly passengers

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Do you rely on a local bus service? A campaigner says tens of thousands of bus users will be without proper transport if Derbyshire County Council withdraws its subsidies.

    John Geddes, from Winster, fears for elderly travellers if the cuts affecting 138 services across the county go ahead.

    Buses at Derby bus station

    Derbyshire may replace bus services with pre-bookable mini-buses.

  7. Your views: Libraries need to be 'more people friendly'


    You've been reacting on our Facebook page to the story about a decline in the number of library book loans in the Derby area.

    Gerry Belmore said: "I am an avid reader, but no I don't use my library as it's closed on the days I am off work. We need to make them more people friendly, put in sofas, coffee facilities and generally a more relaxed place."

    Decline in book loaning at libraries in and around Derby

    And Margaret Stockwell posted: "I couldn't live without Alvaston Library. The staff are brilliant and judging by the amount of people taking out and ordering books the decline does not apply here."

  8. Police appeal over missing Burton man

    Burton Mail

    Police are appealing for the public to report any sightings of a Burton man missing since Monday.

  9. Flytipper fined for dumping dishwasher parts

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A flytipper who dumped old dishwasher parts in a South Derbyshire lane has been ordered to pay £1,200 by a court.

    Richard Weston, from Woodville, was caught out during a district council surveillance operation.

    Old dishwasher parts dumped in south Derbyshire

    He'd been disposing of the waste illegally between April and August last year.

  10. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a summary of the main stories we're covering this afternoon.

    • Derby man appears in court charged with alleged murder of teenager stabbed in Swadlincote
    • Repairs to historic Burton bridge on course for summer reopening
    • And City of Derby's Adam Peaty and Harriet Cooper swim for gold at British Championships tonight
  11. Phone help for CAB inquiries

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby's citizens advice bureau, which closed at the beginning of April, says its able to offer a reduced service over the phone.

    Project co-ordinator Matthew Allbones says the staff and volunteers wanted to continue to help people in the city.

    A CAB office

    He said: "Because of the resources we've got from other funders we're able to provide a phone service and continue delivering our other specialist services."

  12. Fletcher 'good old-fashioned seamer'

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Have Derbyshire made a key signing at the start of the new cricket season? The club's elite performance director Graeme Welch is looking forward to what Nottinghamshire's Luke Fletcher can offer.

    "I've been an admirer of Luke's for the last couple of years, a good old fashioner seamer, played here last year for Surrey and bowled us out.

    Luke Fletcher

    "He isn't in the Nottinghamshire team at the start of the season, so we're probably just going to bring him in for a month and integrate him into the squad."

  13. Historic bridge repairs on schedule

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    News of a restoration project in Burton... the £1.3m revamp of Ferry Bridge is on course to finish in June.

    The bridge which crosses the River Trent from the town to Stapenhill opened in 1889 and replaced the ferry service.

    It's due to officially open in the summer once it's been repainted and the handrail and timber decking replaced.

  14. Pensioner on track for marathon record

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    I mentioned that a 71-year-old from Derbyshire hopes to become the oldest Britain to complete the gruelling Marathon des Sables across the African desert today.

    Marathon des Sables across African desert

    Shelton Striders are following Bill Mitchell's progress and say he's currently in 873rd position with more than 100 people behind him.

  15. Peak District tops stunning scenery survey

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    We knew it already, but now it's rated top in a survey... the Peak District National Park’s hills have been voted number one in a poll of Britain's stunning sites.

    Vew from the summit of Mam Tor in the Peak District National Park

    Coach firm National Express asked 1,000 people to chose the most naturally beautiful locations around Britain.

  16. Reindeer put their feet up in summer months

    An East Staffordshire farm with England's largest working reindeer herd is open this weekend in Blithbury,

    Kerry Endsor helps look after the reindeer on the farm and said: "Summer's a big rest period for the reindeer, so we tend not to do many events involving them during the summer.

    Reindeer at farm in Blithbury

    "During the summer they have to grow their antlers as they drop off every year, they have to grow a new winter coat as they're moulting at the moment, and they have to put on a lot of weight.

    "So they spend the day pretty much eating and lying down which sounds not a bad gig to me."

  17. Weather: Wet afternoon in prospect

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    There'll be rain on and off for most of the afternoon with temperatures struggling to 9C (48F).

    Weather temperatures for Friday April 15 to Saturday 16

    It will be a cold night as there'll be more showers and the potential for some wintry conditions, although no snow is likely to settle, with lows of 1C (34F).

  18. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

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

    • Man remanded in custody by magistrates over alleged murder of teenager stabbed during fight at Swadlincote
    • Police arrest five people over two armed robberies in East Staffordshire
    • And Adam Peaty makes 200m breaststroke final at British Swimming Championships