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  1. Updates for Wednesday 5 October 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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 tomorrow from 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Staying dry and bright

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Expect a dry night with widespread scattered cloud - lows of 9C (48F).


    Tomorrow will be another dry and fine day with bright spells. 

    There may be a little more cloud and the chance of a shower towards the evening. Highs of15C (59F).

  3. Your photos: October across Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Bitchilly for sending in this rather impressive picture of Derwent Dam. 

    Derwent Dam
  4. Your comments: Outlet store closes down

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It seems many of you are sad to see De Bradelei close down. 

    Ann Patrick writes on BBC Radio Derby's Facebook page: "So sorry about this. I loved the place."   

  5. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Derbyshire:

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 entry slip road partially blocked northbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an accident involving a lorry and recovery work.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  7. New contract 'delights' Slater

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Ben Slater is also seemingly quite happy to be staying with his local team. 

    "Derbyshire is my home county and I’m delighted to sign a new deal," he said. 

    "The club has big ambitions for the future and I look forward to playing my part.”  

  8. 'Consistent' Slater rewarded with new deal

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire's director of cricket Kim Barnett (pictured) has said he is pleased to have secured Ben Slater's services for another two years. 

    Kim Barnett

    "Ben is a talented local lad who has progressed through the Academy and is now cementing his place at the top of the order in the first team," he said. 

    "We hope he can continue to produce consistent performances across both red and white ball cricket." 

  9. Your comments: Outlet store closes down

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The closure of De Bradelei in Belper has got you all talking over on the BBC Radio Derby Facebook page. 

    Richard Kierton writes: "I'm sorry to read of its demise." 

  10. Ched Evans rape trial: Woman 'could not remember anything'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A woman allegedly raped by Chesterfield striker Ched Evans said she woke up naked in a hotel room alone and could not remember how she had got there, a court heard.

    Ched Evans

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A537 Cheshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A537 Cheshire both ways severe disruption, between Bull-Hill-Lane and A54.

    A537 Cheshire - A537 Buxton New Road closed and slow traffic between the Bull-Hill-Lane junction in Macclesfield and the A54 junction in Buxton, because of an overturned lorry.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  12. End of the road for retailer

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The shop apparently ceased trading at 17:30 last night. 

    KentOnline are reporting De Bradelei staff at the Dover branch won't be getting their last month's wages. 

  13. Envelope update

    Severe roadworks: A5194 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A5194 Derbyshire both ways severe roadworks, between A601 Traffic Street and A6 Harrow Street.

    A5194 Derbyshire - A5194 London Road in Derby closed between the A601 Traffic Street junction and the A6 Harrow Street junction, because of City of Derby half marathon.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  14. Magpie and blackbird 'may have been shot for fun'

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    The RSPCA is appealing for the public's help after two birds were shot in the same street in Burton. 

    The body of a blackbird was found in Kingsdale Croft in Stretton and a magpie was found in a garden in the same street. 

    The charity says it's concerned that the birds may have been shot for fun.