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  1. Updates for Tuesday 5 July 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: Dry tonight with clear spells

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Clear spells and scattered cloud tonight but it'll be dry with lows of 11C (52F).

    Weather temperatures for 10am on Wednesday July 6

    It'll be a bright start tomorrow before cloud increases. Highs of 19C (66F).

  3. Your photos: Sunset at Eyam

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    That's an amazing photo ... our Weather Watcher Craig took this picture of the sunset at Eyam.

    Sunset at Eyam
  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories this afternoon.

    • Carbon monoxide threat shuts nearly 50 businesses in Derby for several hours
    • Dog dies from suspected anti-freeze poisoning in Ironville
    • And new Rams boss returns to old club Leicester for coach
  5. Cricket: Wet conditions scupper Derbyshire game

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Could someone send a heatwave to Queen's Park in Chesterfield, please? Umpire Ian Blackwell has described the ground as 'like a waterbed'.

    Wet, bouncy, slip and slide a bit ... I can relate to that image.

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    Video caption: The second day of DCCC v Northants was called off at 9AM after further overnight rain.
  6. Hospital boss apologises over Ricky Hill death

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    The chief executive of Derby's hospital trust has apologised for the death of Ricky Hill, a patient who was found dead near the Royal Derby Hospital.

    An inquest, which ended yesterday, found failings at the hospital and with the subsequent police search. 

    Derby Teaching Hospital's chief executive Gavin Boyle said the trust was sorry Mr Hill died while in the hospital's care and said lessons have been learned.

  7. Vandals daub graffiti on farm equipment

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police are hoping these vandals have left a calling card that will enable them to be identified.

    Graffiti left on tractors and trailer

    The graffiti tags were daubed on two trailers and a tanker in a field off Holmesfield Road near to Birchin Lee Nurseries in Dronfield Woodhouse.

  8. School closures kept to minimum during teacher strike

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Details have been released about the number of schools affected by today's NUT strike.

    In Derby around 40 schools are either closed or partially closed.

    NUT rally in Derby city centre

    Derbyshire County Council sent out 416 surveys to all of the schools in the county. Seven were closed and 35 partially closed out of 181 which responded. Four academies are partly closed.

  9. Soaring cost of plan to reduce A52 congestion

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    The cost of reducing congestion on the A52 near Pride Park has increased by more than £2m.

    The dual carriageway's set to have a lower speed limit but the city council says enforcing it will cost half a million pounds, while the bill for moving utilities under the road has risen by £1.7 million.

    A52 at Risley

    The work is due to start in the next year and be completed by 2018.

  10. Travel firm went from train trip to global brand

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Born in Derbyshire in 1808, the name of Thomas Cook became renowned around the world. 

    Thomas Cook began offering trips round the world, including from this ticket office in Jerusalem

    Cook died aged 83 in 1892, and the company was taken over by his son John.

  11. First Thomas Cook trip recreated to mark anniversary

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A Derbyshire man viewed as the founder of the modern day travel industry is having his life and work commemorated today.

    Thomas Cook from Melbourne

    Thomas Cook, from Melbourne, organised his first excursion 175 years ago from Leicester to Loughborough by open carriage.

  12. Day two abandoned at Chesterfield

    BBC Sport

    It's sunny in Derby ... ideal cricketing weather you'd have thought. It's also sunny in Chesterfield.

    Queen's Park Chesterfield

    But a wet outfield sees day two of Derbyshire's game against Northamptonshire at Queen's Park abandoned two hours before the start.  

  13. Pearson goes back to Foxes for coach

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Talking of Nigel Pearson, he's confirmed that Derby County have been given permission to speak to Leicester coach Inigo Idiakez.  

    Inigo Idiakez

    BBC Radio Derby understands that the Spanish former Rams midfielder would become first team coach. He could take a decent free-kick.

  14. No such thing as a fun run ...

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Doing the hard miles ... Derby County players are back in training under the watchful eye of new boss Nigel Pearson.

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    Video caption: Derby County manager talks to BBC Radio Derby on the first day of pre-season training

    I don't think I'd want to be the last one to finish.

  15. Anti-freeze poisoning suspected over dog's death

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police are warning residents after a dog died from suspected anti-freeze poisoning at Regent Court in Ironville.

    Regent Court at Ironvile

    It's not known yet how the dog came into contact with the chemical.

  16. Fire crews remain on East Street

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    We've had a bit more detail through on why fire crews have been on East Street.

    A fire service spokeswoman said they were called to the area by a caretaker who reported smoke in the basement of a building.

    Fire crews attend a gas leak in Derby city centre

    She said there was a build-up of carbon monoxide gas and fire officers were currently ventilating the buildings.

  17. Local MPs favouring May

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Theresa May is doing very nicely among our MPs.

    The first round of voting is due to take place in the Tory Party leadership election today ... just the small additional matter of taking over as Prime Minister for the eventual winner.

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  18. Weather: Showers arriving which could be heavy

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A few light showers may develop, but the majority of places will remain dry this afternoon with a maximum temperature of 21C (70F).

    Weather temperatures for Tuesday July 5 to Wednesday 6

    It will be dry overnight with clear spells and fog may develop in rural locations, with a minimum temperature of 9C (48F).