Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Updates for Wednesday 20 July 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

Get involved

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

  2. Weather: Slightly fresher feel overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    There's still the chance of a heavy thundery shower through the early part of the night. A few mist patches will form and it will feel slightly fresher than recent nights with lows of 16C (61F).

    Weather temperatures for 7am on Thursday July 21

    Tomorrow will be mainly dry with some sunny spells, although a few showers may develop during the afternoon, with highs of 23C (73F).

  3. Brewers aim to sign defender

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Nigel Clough has confirmed that Burton Albion are hoping to agree a deal with trialist Ryan Delaney.

    The defender has returned to Ireland following last night's 2-0 friendly win at Kidderminster.

  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's an update on our top stories.

  5. Your views: Narrow streets 'weren't made for modern traffic'

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    You've been reacting to our Facebook post about Derbyshire Fire Service struggling to negotiate a street in Ilkeston because of cars parked on both sides.

    Alan Slater said: "They should just drive down the street and if they scratch a few, then tough. The car drivers will soon think twice about how they park. The bottom line is, we are talking about saving lives!"

    Fire engine struggling to negotiate narrow street in Ilkeston

    Wendy Thornton had some sympathy for local people posting: "But if you live there, where do they suggest you park? Park over the pavements then pushchairs and wheelchairs can't get down. These terrace streets weren't made for modern traffic."

  6. Travel: Accident on A52 eastbound

    BBC Travel

    An accident on the A52 Brian Clough Way eastbound is causing disruption at Ockbrook after the Victoria Avenue junction.

  7. Tory MP calls for clarity over charity's rent-free premises

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby North Conservative MP Amanda Solloway's views on the provision of rent-free offices for a charity foundation set up by her Labour predecessor Chris Williamson.

    "While it is not unusual for a landlord to offer concessions on a property for a charitable organisation, it seems to me that there maybe issues here around conflicts of interest.

    Derby North MP Amanda Solloway

    "I feel the council has a duty to the Derby taxpayer to provide detail of how this decision has been made and the justification for it."

  8. Roof repairs nearing completion

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A major road in Derby will be closed overnight as the final work to lift new roof trusses at Queen's Leisure Centre takes place.

    Recent repairs to the roof of Queen's Leisure Centre in Derby

    Cathedral Road will be shut from 19:00 until 06:00 tomorrow morning.

  9. National Forest celebrates first quarter of a century

    BBC Radio Derby

    The National Forest is celebrating it 25th anniversary.

    The National Forest celebrating its 25th anniversary

    Since it was started, 8.5m trees have been planted across Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire.

  10. Cricket: Close finish in prospect

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    It could be quite a finish at Colwyn Bay... Derbyshire have reduced Glamorgan to 84-3 at tea, still needing another 111 runs for victory.

    Ball-by-ball commentary is available on 1116AM or via BBC Sport online.

  11. Ex-MP defends rent free council office

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Former Labour MP Chris Williamson has been defending Derby City Council's decision not to charge him rent on an office worth up to £9,000 a year for a charity foundation.

    Chris Williamson
  12. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories today.

  13. Defiant Derbyshire appear destined for defeat

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Despite making the highest score of the game Derbyshire are likely to lose their County Championship match against Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay.

    A short time ago, the hosts were 65-2 in their second innings chasing 195 for victory.

  14. Chesterfield FC: 'Fake' raffle win farce 'shameful'

    Chesterfield director and company secretary Ashley Carson said today: "Following on from my statement on Monday, I am still reeling from the shameful incident that has attracted nationwide headlines for the football club for all the wrong reasons.

    Chesterfield Football Club's Proact Stadium

    "After a thorough internal investigation, I can now confirm that the person responsible for this total farce has now left the football club."

  15. 'Fake' raffle win results in employee sacking

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    I mentioned that Chesterfield had to say sorry to supporters over a raffle after it emerged the winning entry was faked.

    Chesterfield Football Club logo

    Now the club has taken action over the incident, dismissing a member of staff.