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  1. Updates for Wednesday 6 July 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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: Cloudy overnight and mild

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be fairly cloudy overnight with a very small risk of an isolated shower and lows of 14C (57F).

    Weather temperatures for 10am on Thursday July 7

    Expect another overcast day tomorrow, but most places should stay dry, with occasional bright spells and highs of 19C (66F).

  3. Traveller eviction 'may take time'

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council says it may take up to two weeks to evict travellers who've set up camp on Markeaton recreation ground.

    They were served with a notice to vacate the area by 13:30 yesterday, but didn't comply.

  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the top stories today:

  5. Chilcot report: Derby MP on decision to go to war

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby South MP Dame Margaret Beckett asks whether the prime minister agrees that MPs should take responsibility for their own decisions, but that the "evil men" of Al Qaeda should also take their own responsibility.

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    Video caption: Derby South MP Margaret Beckett on Chilcot report

    David Cameron agrees saying: "You must live with the consequences."

  6. NHS 'gratified' pharmacy move was blocked

    Quote Message: We note that the claim has failed on all grounds. We are gratified that the judge has confirmed our approach to such decisions where we aim to ensure that the needs of all patient groups are met when we are considering access to pharmaceutical services." from Lisa Hughes Head of the Family Health Services Appeals Unit at the NHS Litigation Authority
    Lisa HughesHead of the Family Health Services Appeals Unit at the NHS Litigation Authority
    Superdrug store in Intu shopping centre
  7. Pharmacy move blocked by High Court

    The High Court's prevented a pharmacy in Derby being relocated because of the potential impact on women seeking the morning after pill.

    Superdrug store at the Intu shopping centre

    Community Pharmacies (UK) Ltd hoped to move the Superdrug branch in the Intu shopping centre to a GP surgery on Wilson Street 600m away.

  8. Lord Nelson letter sold to private buyer

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A letter written by Lord Nelson on his flagship HMS Victory more than 200 years ago, which failed to sell when it went under the hammer in Derbyshire has been sold for £17,000 to a private buyer post-auction.


    Charles Hanson with letter written by Lord Nelson in 1804

    The letter dated 28 April 1804 was written when Nelson was "attempting to lure the French and Spanish fleet out of Toulon to give battle" and was expected to fetch up to £30,000 at a Hansons auction in Etwall.  

  9. Council to consider care home sell-off

    BBC Radio Derby

    Most of Derby's remaining council-owned care homes and day centres could be sold off.

    The authority has published a report which says it'll try and market them to other organisations in the coming months ahead of a decision in November.

  10. Water flows under scrutiny

    Nice enough day to be outdoors ... the Environment Agency has been checking water flows on the River Churnet, which has its source in the Derbyshire Peak District, before winding through the Staffordshire Moorlands.

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  11. Skinner calls on Cameron to save Bolsover Hospital

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner chose today's Prime Minister's Questions to appeal for financial support to save Bolsover Hospital.

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    Video caption: Dennis Skinner suggested a headline as he urged the PM to give money to his local NHS.
  12. Weather: Dry and cloudy afternoon

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Plenty of cloud around during this afternoon, but it should remain dry with light winds and highs of 19C (66F).

    Weather temperatures for Wednesday July 6 to Thursday 7

    It should be a milder night than of late because of the cloud cover, with lows of 13C (55F).

  13. Travel: Accident on M1 northbound

    BBC Travel

    An accident has shut off two lanes on the M1 northbound between J29a and J30 in Derbyshire.

  14. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a summary of the top stories this lunchtime.