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By Euan Duncan

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all our Local Live updates for today. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: Chance of a shower tonight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will increase through the evening bringing outbreaks of showery rain at times, although some places could stay dry. Lows of 16C (61F).

    Weather temperatures for 7am on Friday July 22

    Cloud and patchy rain will spread eastwards tomorrow morning, but it will feel warm when the sun shines with highs of 24C (75F).

  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of the main stories we've been covering:

    • Cyclist dies after colliding with car on A38 slip road at Findern
    • Motorcyclist in serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Mackworth
    • Drunk passenger forces flight from East Midlands Airport to divert
  4. Swan shot dead at nature reserve

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A swan has been been shot at the Croxall Lakes nature reserve in Alrewas.

    The RSPCA described it as "a shocking incident" and says a member of the public saw a man aiming at and then shooting the bird on a lake.

    Entrance to Croxall Lakes nature reserve at Alrewas

    The swan's body was found nearby on 7 July.

  5. Plane diverts after drunk passenger gets angry

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A flight from East Midlands Airport to Gran Canaria was forced to divert to Faro on Tuesday night when a drunk passenger became verbally abusive.

    Jet2 said the man, who also broke airline rules by smoking his e-cigarette, has been given a lifetime ban and is facing a significant fine.

  6. New role for Derby MP

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby North MP Amanda Solloway's been made a parliamentary private secretary to international development minister Rory Stewart.  

  7. Vandalised paddling pool being repaired

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Might be a little late for the current warm spell ... can we expect another heatwave towards the end of next month?

    The damage was mainly to the base of the paddling pool from people throwing heavy objects, such as boulders and bricks, into the water.

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  8. Cyclist dies in A38 accident

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A cyclist has died after he was hit by a car on the A38 exit slip road northbound at Findern today.

    The road remains closed with congestion back to Toyota Island and traffic also affected at J4 of the A50.

  9. Former MP's foundation to pay rent in future

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    An update on one of our stories from yesterday ... former Derby North MP Chris Williamson will have to pay rent on his foundation's office in the Eagle Market at some point in the future.

    The city council has responded to criticism that the ex-Labour MP doesn't pay anything for the unit he uses to run an advice service.

    Former Derby North MP Chris Williamson

    Christine Durrant from the city council says the arrangement was only ever meant to be temporary.

  10. No U-turn for HS2

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    In Derby today, transport secretary Chris Grayling said: "I have absolutely no plans to back away from the HS2 project.

    "HS2 is about capacity, not speed." 

  11. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of our main stories this afternoon:

    • Motorist in serious condition in hospital after crash at Mackworth
    • A38 slip road at Findern remains closed after serious accident involving car and pedestrian
    • And new Transport Secretary on visit to Derby says no plans to reverse HS2 rail project
  12. Cathedral roof in need of repair

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Repairs to Derby Cathedral's lead roof are set to begin later this year.

    It's been awarded £750,000 from the £20m First World War Centenary Cathedrals Repair Fund first unveiled in the Budget.

    The technique used 50 years ago in laying the lead roof hasn't stood the test of time, and has shortened its life.

    Derby Cathedral

    The lead will be removed and recast in a local foundry, with the work due to get under way in November.

  13. Motorcyclist in serious condition in hospital after crash

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A motorcyclist is being treated in hospital after colliding with a car on Brun Lane in Mackworth today.

    The bike rider was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where he's undergoing surgery for what police describe as "life-changing" injuries.

  14. Y Not's a sell-out

    BBC Radio Derby

    Tickets for this year's Y Not festival in Pikehall have sold out.

    Noel Gallagher

    A crowd of about 25,000 people will be able to see more than 100 acts later this month, including Madness and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

  15. Your photos: Dawn breaks at Mam Tor

    Worth the early alarm call for this view ... James Badics took this photo of the sunrise at Mam Tor at Castleton.

    Mam Tor at Castleton