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  1. Updates for Tuesday 4 October 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: Dry but cold night expected

    Remaining dry overnight with variable cloud and a brisk wind and lows of 9C (48F).

  3. PC completes PTSD push-up challenge

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Well done to Derbyshire Police officer Rich Martin - he's completed the 22 push-up challenge to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in armed forces and emergency service veterans.

    PC Rich Martin

    The challenge requires those taking part to do 22 push-ups in a row, daily, for 22 days and was created by U.S. charity Honor Courage Commitment after statistics showed that, on average, 22 veterans take their own lives due to PTSD.  

  4. Ten 'social mobility coldspots to share £60m'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Justine Greening, speaking to the Conservative party conference, said the plans would give pupils "the best start in life, no matter what their background". 

    The initial six "opportunity areas" - alongside the further four to be announced - will share a funding pot of £60m.

    "Ensuring all children can access high-quality education at every stage is critical. This is about giving children in these areas the right knowledge and skills, advice at the right time, and great experiences," she said.

  5. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    • Chesterfield footballer Ched Evans 'raped woman in hotel room'
    • Derby one of six 'opportunity areas' announced by government
    • Olympic heroes to receive honorary degrees
    • 'Crutch attack' leaves man in serious condition
    • Artist sketches valuables stolen by thieves
  6. East Midlands weather update: Lows of 9C tonight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    The weather will stay dry, bright and breezy for the rest of the afternoon. It will then remain dry overnight with variable cloud and brisk winds. There will be lows of 9C (48F).

    Tomorrow will be a dry day with fairly cloudy skies through the morning. The cloud will break up into the afternoon giving some spells of sunshine, but it will feel cooler with brisk easterly winds.

  7. Chesterfield striker's conviction quashed in April

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Mr Evans, 27, was found guilty of rape at Caernarfon Crown Court in 2012, but his conviction was quashed in April.

    Jurors at his retrial at Cardiff Crown Court were told the woman was intoxicated and could not have consented to sex, as Mr Evans claims.

    The trial continues.

    Ched Evans
  8. Footballer Ched Evans 'raped woman in hotel room'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A woman raped by footballer Ched Evans in a hotel had "no idea what on earth was happening", a court has heard.

    The Chesterfield striker denies raping the 19-year-old at a Premier Inn in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, in May 2011.

    Ched Evans
  9. Appeal after man sexually exposes himself

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police have appealed for witnesses after a man sexually exposed himself to a woman in Cutthorpe.

    The woman was walking her dog in Linacre Woods on 24 September at about 13:00. When she was half a mile from the public toilets on a footpath, she noticed a man standing behind a tree.

    As she walked past him, he exposed himself to her.

    The man is described as "white, naked, in his 50s, of a slim build, 6ft tall and was wearing a light-coloured beanie hat". 

  10. 'Aggressive' door-to-door salesman jailed

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man who became aggressive after a householder refused to buy anything from him has been jailed for 34 weeks.

    Liam Bradshaw visited a house on Thirlmere Drive, Allestree, but after the householder refused to buy anything, he pushed the householder before walking off.

    The next day, a similar incident was reported in West Avenue.

    Bradshaw was arrested and charged with common assault. He was jailed on Monday.

    Liam Bradshaw
  11. Derby 'one of six social mobility coldspots'

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby has been named as one of six "social mobility coldspots" across the country where children and young people will receive more help in schools.

    The city has been identified alongside Blackpool, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough and west Somerset - with a further four areas to be announced in the coming months.

    It means the city could be in line for millions of pounds of funding to boost social mobility.

    Justine Greening quote
  12. Weather Watchers: Victoria Park, Ilkeston

    BBC Weather Watchers

    "Mustn't grumble" certainly mustn't grumble with this view at Victoria Park in Ilkeston.

    Feel free to send me your pictures...

    Victoria Park, Ilkeston
  13. Travellers park up in Kirk Hallam

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Erewash Borough Council says it is aware of the travellers parking on playing fields near Windsor Crescent in Kirk Hallam and is looking at ways of stopping them.

  14. Stills released after 'large amount of steak stolen'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police have released CCTV stills of two men they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a "large amount of steak" from a Co-op in Chesterfield.

    Derbyshire Police say two men walked into the supermarket in Littlemoor and fled the store with the meat without paying.

    CCTV of man in Co-op
    CCTV of man in Co-op
  15. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    • Olympic heroes to receive honorary degrees
    • 'Crutch attack' leaves man in serious condition
    • Artist sketches valuables stolen by thieves
    • Man cut by knife after tackling two burglars
    • Kedleston Hall judicial review 'could cost £30k'  
  16. £2,000 reward for wanted robbery suspect

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery.

    Luke Monk, 28, is wanted following a robbery which occurred at about 22:00 on 23 August at the Co-op in Long Eaton.

    Staff were threatened by two men with knives and about £5,000 was taken from the till as well as about £1,000 worth of cigarettes.

    Luke Monk
  17. Burton record small profit for 2015-16

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion's promotion-winning season from League One brought a small profit of £162,372 for the year ending May 2016.

    The Pirelli Stadium