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  1. Updates for Friday 5 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return on Monday at 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Mainly dry but cloudy finish to Friday

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

    A fine and (for 99% of us) dry end to the day with variable, in places large, amounts of cloud but also some sunny spells.

    BBC Weather grid

    Risk of a light shower but most of us will stay dry.  

    A gentle westerly wind. 

    Highs of 22C (72F). 

  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire: 

  4. Keogh: Pressure's on the relegated sides to go up

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Derby defender Richard Keogh has been speaking about how the pressure might not be on the Rams as much this season as it was last time out. 

    Richard Keogh

    "I think the money that they're (Newcastle and Aston Villa) are spending will mean the pressure is on them," Keogh told BBC Radio Derby's Owen Bradley. 

    "It'll be about whether they can handle that."

  5. Your photos: August across Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A nice bit of dry stone wall in Belper. 

    Dry stone wall

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher LindafromBelper for the pic. 

  6. Employment agency responds to MPs Sports Direct criticisms

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    For some sort of context - Transline Group and another agency, The Best Connection, provide about 3,000 members of staff for Sports Direct. 

  7. 'Sports Direct agency' responds to MPs criticisms

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    An employment agency which provides staff for Sports Direct's warehouse in Shirebrook has responded to claims it could be in contempt of Parliament.

    Sports Direct shop

    Transline Group, who are paid £50m a year by the sportwear retailer, were criticised by MPs two weeks ago.  

    They were accused of giving "woefully poor, and in some cases, incorrect evidence." 

    Transline have told the BBC it has responded to these claims within the deadline, "maintaining our position of providing transparent and accurate information." 

  8. Murder charge following Chesterfield death

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    An 18-year-old has been charged with the murder of a man in Chesterfield. 

    It relates to the death of Darren Broadbent who was found on Monday 1 August. 

    Jaiden Browne-Evans, from Sheffield, will appear before magistrates on Monday.   

  9. Sink hole opens up under Derby

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The sink hole is underground - as this photograph will prove...

    Sink hole work men
  10. Sink hole causing delays in Derby

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    If you are heading home from work this evening you might want to be aware of a sink hole that has opened up in the Five Lamps area of the city. 

    It's at the junction of Garden Street and Lodge Lane and is thought to be at least four metres deep. 

  11. Former cop jailed over child sex pics

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A former police officer from Derbyshire has been jailed for six months for making indecent images of children. 

    Scott Mayor, 45, from Inkersall, worked for the Nottinghamshire force and was dismissed from his job in 2015. 

    He admitted six charges at Derby Crown Court yesterday.

  12. Your photos: August across Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    This next update is for the trainspotters among you out there. 

    Duchess of Sutherland

    The Duchess of Sutherland pictured at Ilkeston earlier this morning by BBC Weather Watcher Steve A. 

  13. Listen: Keogh previews Brighton opener

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what Richard Keogh has had to say about his summer and the season ahead...

    Video content

    Video caption: Derby County defender previews the Championship season-opener against Brighton
  14. Weather: Dry, bright and sunny afternoon

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A pleasant afternoon with variable amounts of cloud and a few sunny spells.

    A gentle westerly wind. Highs of 22C (72F).

  15. Your photos: August across Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Absie for sending in this photo from Winster in the Peak District. 


    Question is though - are they rabbits or hares? 

    Answers on a postcard or even better via email.

  16. Throup: Constituency will be 'delighted' for McLoughlin

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Mrs Throup added: "Whenever I meet someone from his constituency they always speak very highly of him and they wouldn't be saying that if he wasn't in his constituency working hard.

    Patrick McLoughlin

    "Everybody locally will be delighted for him."