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

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By Alex Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates for Derbyshire have now ended but we'll be back tomorrow with all your news, travel, weather and sport from 08:00.    

  2. Weather: A clear and dry night

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Tonight will be a clear and dry night with lows of 12C (54F), while there will be a bright start to the day tomorrow.

    However, the cloud will increase with some light rain and drizzle possible in the afternoon. 

  3. Your views: Pearson suspended


    We're getting lots of comments on our Facebook page about Nigel Pearson's suspension.

    David Hazelwood wrote: "Anyone got cloughies number?"

    Dave Cross posted: "They have become a laughing stock."

  4. Pearson suspension follows poor start to season

    Nigel Pearson's suspension comes exactly four months after he took charge of Derby County.

    Nigel Pearson

    It follows a poor start to the season that has seen the Rams slip into the Championship relegation places.

  5. Combined Clapton/Elton puns

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The cars will give you the Key to the Highway and ensure you'll fly like a Rocket Man.   

    Surely there's got to be better offerings - anyone?

  6. Firm selling Ferraris owned by Eric Clapton and Elton John

    Derby Telegraph

    They've gone on sale at the Tom Hartley showroom in Overseal.

  7. Denyse Sweeney death: Authorities have 'ignored evidence'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Denyse Sweeney's sister, Maureen, has been left "furious" by the inquiry in India.

    "I'm furious about it, to be honest," she said. 

    "Because they've clearly ignored information, evidence...for them to say that there's no evidence and actually they're still saying she's died because she was drunk.

    "We've proven time and time again that she had no drugs in her system and alcohol was included [in that]." 

    Denyse Sweeney and friends
  8. Boy escapes 'silent world' thanks to Derby school

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    As they made their way to Europe, Lawand's parents put a plastic bag on his head to protect his cochlear implant.

    Lawand Hamadamin

    When they did eventually reach Dunkirk, the family was unable to charge the batteries for Lawand's implant and the boy lived "most of his life in a silent world". 

    After hiding in the back of a lorry to get to the UK, the family was first sent by the Home Office to Halifax but later relocated to Derby so Lawand could get specialist help. 

  9. Derby school saved our son's life, family says

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The family of a deaf six-year-old boy who fled Iraq to avoid being killed says a specialist school in Derby has saved his life.

    Lawand Hamadamin

    Lawand Hamadamin (pictured) and his family left Northern Iraq after reports the so-called Islamic State was ordering disabled children to be killed by lethal injection. 

    Lawand is now learning sign language at the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby. 

  10. Club confirms Pearson suspension

    BBC Sport

    In a statement, Derby County said: "Derby County can confirm that manager Nigel Pearson will not be carrying out his duties at tonight’s game at the request of the club.

    "Assistant manager Chris Powell will take charge of the team for this evening’s Sky Bet Championship match at Cardiff City. The club will make no further comment at this time."

  11. BreakingManager Pearson suspended by Derby

    BBC Sport

    Derby County manager Nigel Pearson has been suspended, the club has announced.

    Breaking news
  12. BreakingThree men jailed over Akhtar Javeed warehouse death

    Chris Blakemore

    BBC WM

    Three men have been sentenced over a raid at a warehouse in Digbeth, in which businessman Akhtar Javeed was shot dead. 

    • Suraj Mistry, 26, of Laundon Way, Leicester has been jailed for 23 years for manslaughter
    • Lemar Wali, 19, of Osmaston Park Road, Derby has been jailed for seven years for conspiracy to rob
    • Sander Van Aalten, 50, of Kyrwicks Lane, Birmingham, received six years and eight months for the same charge
    Akhtar Javeed
  13. Appeal to find horse's owners

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    As the horse was not microchipped, the RSPCA is urging the owner of the horse to come forward.

    Glad to hear there have been neigh problems with the horse...

  14. Horse 'did not sustain serious injuries'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Despite the horse's "pickle", she is now in a "stable" condition (sorry, really sorry...but not that sorry).

    Mr Parker added: "A local vet came down and gave the horse anaesthetic so that we would be able to rescue her promptly. 

    "We were very concerned that she might have broken her legs after the fall. She was examined after being freed, and thankfully she had not sustained any serious injuries. Her legs had been left bleeding after the incident and this was treated by the vet at the scene.

    "We’re pleased to say that she seems to have recovered well from the ordeal. She will be a bit sore for a couple of days but she has had a lucky escape."

  15. Horse rescued after getting stuck on footbridge

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A horse has been rescued after getting its legs stuck over the edge of a footbridge in a field in Derbyshire.

    A man spotted the horse this morning while he was walking his dog in fields off Park Mill Drive, in Alfreton.

    RSPCA chief inspector for Derbyshire, Simon Parker, said all four of the horse's legs were stuck down the sides of the bridge.

    "She was in quite a pickle," he said.

  16. Concerns growing for missing 49-year-old man

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire Police say concerns are growing for a 49-year-old man who was reported missing on Wednesday.

    Vincent Fleck was last seen in Derby but is also known to visit Long Eaton.

    He is described as 5ft 10in tall and has collar-length grey hair. He was wearing a striped T-shirt and grey trousers.

    Vincent Fleck
  17. Man died falling into moat

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Earlier we mentioned Merlin has a previous conviction at Warwick Castle.

    Well, here are more details.

    The firm was fined £350,000 at Warwick Crown Court in April 2012 after George Townley fell from a bridge on to a dry moat at the tourist attraction.

    Warwick Castle
  18. Trial would have seen Merlin fined £7.5m

    Emma Thomas

    Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

    The court heard Merlin would have been fined £7.5m had it not entered an early guilty plea. 

    It was given an "early plea discount" - and fined £5m.

  19. 'Fluid in brain and lungs caused Denyse's death'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Nandkumar Nair, the head of CBI's special branch in Mumbai, told reporters the cause of death was cerebral pulmonary oedema, an accumulation of fluid in brain and lungs.

    He said there was no evidence of assault or homicide and also no eyewitness or circumstantial evidence of any attack and medical opinion pointed to an accident.

    Her family has not yet commented.

    The news comes four days after Goa Children's Court in Panaji cleared two men of charges around the death of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in Goa in February 2008.

    Denyse Sweeney