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  1. Updates for Monday 1 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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 now finished. We'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday.

  2. Weather: Rain fizzles out overnight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Any rain will ease off overnight and become lighter and patchier, but it will remain damp and cloudy, with lows of 13C (55F).

    Weather temperature for 7am on Tuesday August 2

    It's a damp start to Tuesday, as there's rain on and off through the morning.

  3. Shackell plotting promotion push

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby County defender Jason Shackell says consistency is needed if the Rams are to win promotion this season.

    He told the club's official site: “We need to thrive on being a side that people think will be near the top end of the table.

    Jason Shackell

    "We need to be at our best more consistently and live up to our expectations – rather than doing it occasionally.”  

  4. Close-up on children's heart surgery

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    It's incredible what technology can do for us ...

    Video content

    Video caption: Footage of children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital
  5. Exploding heater burns pensioner

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Kevin from Shardlow, whose 73-year-old mum Eileen was badly burnt when an outdoor heater exploded, says all open flames should have a guard to protect people.

    He also said the bio-ethanol fuel for the heater comes in a "flimsy plastic bottle".

    "You can't buy petrol in plastic bottles. Why are we selling bio-ethanol in plastic bottles? It's the same as petrol, if not worse."

  6. Police yet to name dead man

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Supt Jim Allen, from Chesterfield police, said “We are in the very early stages of the inquiry.

    Thorntree Court in Chesterfield

    “We are using our forensic teams to try to build a picture of the events that led to the man’s death and are not yet in a position to name him.”

  7. Police investigate suspicious death in Chesterfield

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been found dead at a house in Chesterfield.

    Police say the body was found at a property in Thorntree Court in Grangewood this morning and the death is being treated as suspicious.

    No further details on the man have yet been released.

  8. Derby golfer under the weather

    It seems that Melissa Reid felt below par for one of the biggest tournaments of the year ... that must be so frustrating.

    On Instagram she wrote: "Great to have so much support... Shame I didn't feel 100% last week but game is close. Time to recover and get healthy."

  9. Reid falls away at Open

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby's Melissa Reid slipped down the field over the final two rounds of the women's British Open golf at Woburn.

    Melissa Reid

    She was two under par at the halfway stage, but ended on five over.

  10. Former Rams players feature in charity cricket contest

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    If you ever wondered what he does at weekends ... BBC Radio Derby's Rams summariser Craig Ramage took part in a charity cricket match in Spondon yesterday in memory of BBC presenter Colin Bloomfield. 

    Craig Ramage

    He'll be back on the airwaves tonight from 18:00 for the return of Sportscene Talk-In. 

  11. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

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

    • A pensioner is seriously injured by an exploding patio heater
    • Thousands of Bakewell puddings are being sent to food festivals in Japan
    • Ex-Rams boss Paul Clement tells newspaper he turned down England coaching job
  12. Bio-ethanol heaters safe, fire service says

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Despite a 73-year-old Derbyshire woman being seriously injured by an exploding bio-ethanol heater, fire experts say they are safe if used properly.

    Bi-ethanol bottle

    The heaters use liquid fuel which burns cleanly and Dave Coss, from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, says they should pose no risk if the manufacturers' instructions are followed.  

  13. Clement said 'no' to England role

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Former Derby County head coach Paul Clement has revealed he turned down the chance to join Sam Allardyce's England coaching staff.

    Paul Clement

    Clement told the German newspaper Bild: "There was an inquiry, and it is a huge honour. I thought about it but there is so much to do at Bayern [Munich] that it is incompatible. That's why, after consulting with the team, I turned it down."

  14. Puddings to be part of food fairs

    Quote Message: Every year for the last 40 years, they've had an English food fair and they go exploring the British countryside looking for Artisan producers. And this year they came to talk to us in Japan about supplying them with Bakewell puddings." from Richard Nealon from Bloomers of Bakewell
    Richard Nealonfrom Bloomers of Bakewell
  15. Bakewell puddings set for sea journey to Japan

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A Derbyshire bakery has been asked to send 15,000 Bakewell puddings to Japan.

    Bloomers Craft Bakery in Bakewell was asked to provide them for two food festivals later this year.


    The journey by sea from Southampton will take up to 40 days.

  16. Your photos: Lush gardens

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    What a great pic - thanks to Weather Watcher dodger for uploading it.