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  1. Updates for Wednesday 27 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

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: Feeling cooler overnight but staying dry

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    It will remain dry throughout the night but the cloud will thicken up and it will feel fresher with lows of 11C (52F).

    Weather temperatures for 10am on Thursday July 28

    The cloud will continue to thicken tomorrow and there will be some heavy showery rain heading in by late morning, as temperatures peak at 20C (68F).

  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

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

    • The leader of Chesterfield Borough Council defends his decision to side with Sheffield for devolution rather than Derbyshire
    • The Environment Agency says it's still trying to find out who is responsible for the River Derwent oil spill
    • Burton Albion midfielder Nathan Ferguson joins Port Vale
  4. Hyphen missed off sign

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Oops ... this sign for the new Infinity Park development is missing a hyphen...

    Misspelt sign on the new Infinity Park development
  5. Fire station opens its doors

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    This looks worth a visit ... don't say there's nothing going on for the kids during the school holidays.

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  6. Charity gets more time to find new base

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A charity that distributes food and clothing to homeless people in Derby's Market Place has been given four weeks to find a new location.

    The city council told Doorways it had to move as its efforts were leading to antisocial behaviour in the area but set a new deadline after talks.

  7. Who caused Derwent oil spill?

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The Environment Agency is appealing for help to find who was responsible for oil leaking into the River Derwent in Derby.

    Oil leak in River Derwent in Derby

    It suspects waste engine oil was poured into a surface water drain somewhere in the east Derby or Chaddesden area.

  8. Travel: Lorry and van crash on A50

    BBC Travel

    A lane's blocked on the A50 westbound after a collision between a lorry and a van between J3 at Swarkestone and J4 for the A38 Toyota Island.

  9. Charity for domestic abuse sufferers under threat

    BBC Radio Derby

    A lack of funding may mean the closure of a South Derbyshire charity. Next Step has supported people who've suffered from domestic abuse for the past 20 years. 

    The charity says it won't be able to run beyond October without help from the public, and it needs to raise £27,000.

  10. Listen: Environment Agency says lucky oil spill hasn't hit wildlife

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    Video caption: Environment Agency's Paul Reeves: Oil leak would have been worse if wildlife affected
  11. County council 'barred' from devolution talks

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derbyshire County Council chief executive Ian Stephenson says his authority was actively "uninvited" from meetings about how the Sheffield city region could include parts of Derbyshire.

    Derbyshire County Council chief executive Ian Stephenson
  12. Thieves steal vintage horse equipment

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A Derbyshire museum is cancelling carriage driving lessons after vintage horse harnesses worth about £50,000 were stolen during a break-in.

    Vintage horse harnesses were stolen from Red House Stables in Darley Dale

    The gates of Red House Stables in Darley Dale were smashed by thieves early yesterday morning.

  13. Oil problem remains in river

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Up to 300 litres of oil leaked into the River Derwent in Derby. This photo suggests there's still a lot of work needed to disperse it.

    Oil leak in the River Derwent in Derby
  14. Chesterfield breakaway to be debated

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    The message from Derbyshire County Council is pretty unambiguous - it thinks Chesterfield heading off with the Sheffield City Region could "break up" the county.

    County Hall television

    A meeting gets under way here at County Hall at 14:00 to discuss the idea.