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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 18 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow at 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Drier night to come

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    The showers will soon ease this evening to leave partly cloudy conditions.

    BBC weather grid

    A few mist and fog patches may form in rural areas with lows of 8C (46F).

  3. Your photos: May across Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It might be grey and gloomy but this swan seems to be having a nice enough day out at Wingerworth near Chesterfield. 

    Wingerworth

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Janice's Patch for the pic. 

  4. Rams defender set for Windsor Park friendly

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Derby County's Chris Baird has been called up to the Northern Ireland squad for their friendly against Belarus later this month. 

    Chris Baird

    It's all part of the preparations for choosing a squad to go to Euro 2016. 

    So don't pack your passport just yet Chris...

  5. Additional help for officers to tackle modern slavery

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Police officers in Burton and Uttoxeter are to receive training to help them spot signs of modern slavery.  

    Modern slave

    13 victims have already been rescued by Staffordshire Police this year. 

  6. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire: 

    • Police officers in Burton and Uttoxeter are to receive training to help them spot signs of modern slavery
    • Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner shouts "Hands off the BBC" before the Queen's Speech 
    • Derby forward Johnny Russell claims their season must be classed as a failure 
  7. Lifeline for CAB?

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Controversial plans to stop council funding for Derby's Citizens Advice Bureau will be discussed today. 

    It comes after a 5,000-signature petition was handed in to the city council. 

  8. Russell: We're failures

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Derby County forward Johnny Russell says missing out on promotion to the Premier League means their season must be viewed as a failure.  

    Johnny Russell

    "You can only look on it as a failure. There's no point in sugar-coating it.

    "Nobody has a right to play in the Premier League but with our squad, we should be."

  9. Your photos: May across Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher jamesdtaylor for sending in this stunning picture from the Peak District. 

    Bull
  10. Your comments: Skinner's 2016 speech quip

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Dennis Skinner's Queen's Speech interruption has certainly got your attention over on the BBC Radio Derby Facebook page. 

    Dennis Skinner

    Jason Walker writes: "Go Dennis go Dennis go go go you tell em." 

  11. Listen: Johnny Russell on play-off 'failure'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    This brutal assessment of Derby's season from Johnny Russell is certainly worth a listen...

    Video content

    Video caption: Derby County forward talks to BBC Radio Derby after the Rams' playoff exit at Hull
  12. Your photos: May across Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Mike Swain for this great pic of Matlock Bath. 

    Matlock Bath
  13. Your comments: Wassall right man for Rams?

    There's been plenty of chatter on the BBC Radio Derby Facebook page over whether this man is the right boss to take the Rams forward. 

    Darren Wassall

    Gerry Belmore writes: "No but surely he can be an assistant if he wants hes served the team well xx"  

    Mart Rhodes adds: "No we need a experienced manager." 

  14. Region's employment rate 'above the UK average'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly, the Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb is feeling pretty pleased with this latest set of figures. 

    Stephen Crabb

    "In the East Midlands the employment rate is above the UK average, and over 150,000 more people are now in work since 2010."