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  1. Updates for Thursday 6 October 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

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 from 08:00 tomorrow.   

  2. Weather: Rain around overnight

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Cloud increasing this evening with the chance of occasional, isolated showers. 

    bbc weather map

    Lows around 10C (50F).

  3. Camera gear stolen in Mickleover

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Camera equipment has been stolen from a property in Muirfield Drive, Mickleover, police said.

    The owner said the items could have been stolen at any point between 6 September and 1 October.

    Stolen items include:

    • Nikon D7000 camera body
    • a Speedlite flash unit
    • a Nikkar flash unit
    • a Sigma 70-300mm detachable lens.
  4. Silk Mill poppy exhibition named 'Weeping Window'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    More now on the plans to bring the ceramic poppies to Derby's Silk Mill from 9 June to 23 July, 2017.

    The name of the exhibition will be Weeping Window and it's part of a UK-wide tour of the iconic sculptures.

    silk mill

    Mid-Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham, said: “This is a fantastic coup for Derby and the Silk Mill and will bring thousands of visitors to the City to experience the power of the Poppies for themselves." 

  5. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    • Chesterfield forward Ched Evans' trial hears evidence that the alleged victim was "crying hysterically"
    • The road leading to Burton's St George's Park is officially renamed Sir Alf Ramsey Way
    • The Derby poppies exhibition at the Silk Mill next year will be called Weeping Window
  6. No comment over De Bradelei staff pay

    Derby Telegraph

    Bosses at Belper's De Bradelei shopping outlet have refused to comment on claims the store will not pay staff their final wages following its shock closure yesterday.

    de bradelei
  7. Helmer: We wish Steven Woolfe a 'complete recovery'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Roger Helmer has also been speaking about Steven Woolfe's role as a leadership candidate for UKIP, following Diane James's resignation. 

    Roger Helmer

    "We're obviously extremely concerned for him as a person, but for the party, it would be disappointing if he was unable to stand (for the leadership)," he said. 

    "We're hoping for an early and complete recovery." 

  8. Helmer: Meeting had 'no physical altercation'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here is a little bit more from East Midlands MEP Roger Helmer about this meeting in Strasbourg.

    "I certainly saw no physical altercation take place and I don't want to speculate what might have happened," Mr Helmer added. 

    "It was a closed meeting of UKIP MEPs and like I say there were lively exchanges of views."

  9. Helmer: UKIP meeting involved 'lively exchanges'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Roger Helmer, UKIP MEP for the East Midlands, has been speaking about the meeting in which colleague Steven Woolfe was involved in an altercation.

    Roger Helmer

    "There were some lively exchanges of views and I think you'll find that isn't uncommon in political meetings," Mr Helmer told the BBC. 

    "That took place a good two hours before the voting session where I understand Steven Woolfe left. 

    "The first I knew that there might be something going on was at the end of the voting session when one of the bridges was shut off and the ushers said someone had fallen." 

  10. Travel: Fenny Bentley delays

    BBC Travel

    Very slow traffic on A515 in both directions at Fenny Bentley at the B5056 junction because of roadworks.

  11. Have you seen missing man?

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police say they're growing increasingly concerned for a missing South Derbyshire man.

    James McDonald, 50, was reported missing on Thursday last week but has not been seen by his family since June.

    James McDonald

    He has links to Derby, Manchester, South Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall.

    Police said he drives a distinctive white Ford Transit van which has artificial turf on the bumper.

  12. Receptionist said alleged victim 'extremely drunk'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The alleged rape is said to have happened after Mr Evans let himself into a room at the Premier Inn in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, where she was having sex with his friend and fellow footballer Clayton McDonald.

    Mr McDonald, 27, previously of Manchester City and Port Vale but now at non-league Redditch United, was cleared of rape at the original trial. 

    Ched Evans

    Gavin Burrough, the night receptionist at the hotel, told the court the woman was "extremely drunk".

    He said later he heard a woman "squealing" from inside the room as well as "panting noises" and a man using a sexual phrase in a "playful" tone.

    The trial continues.

  13. Ched Evans trial: Alleged victim 'hysterical'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Here's the latest from Cardiff Crown Court, where footballer Ched Evans is on trial for rape.

    The alleged victim arrived at a friend's house "crying hysterically" the day after the attack, the court has heard.

    ched evans and fiancee

    Her friend told the court she had told her she'd "woken up naked in the Premier Inn and she doesn't know how she got there".

    She said her friend was "sober" when they last saw each other at about 02:00 on the night in question - 30 May 2011.

    The 27-year-old Chesterfield forward was found guilty of rape in 2012 but the conviction was quashed in April.

  14. Man appears to steal from delivery van in CCTV

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Here's the full CCTV footage of a man police suspect stole £1,000 from a delivery van in Melbourne earlier this week.

    View more on youtube

    Melbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team tweeted it "illustrates how sneaky and quick thieves can be".

  15. Sir Alf's legacy will be remembered at Burton centre

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Sir Alf Ramsey is, of course, the only England manager to date to successfully guide his team to victory in a World Cup in 1966.

    Sir Alf Ramsey

    Geoff Hurst, who famously scored a hat-trick, said: “Sir Alf was a modest man but a respected leader. As players he kept us all on our toes and we knew no one was guaranteed a place in the team.

    “It’s fitting that his legacy both as a coach, and as a man, will be remembered here in the wonderful facility that is St George’s Park."

  16. St George's Park road renamed after '66 manager

    BBC Derby Sport

    The Football Association has officially renamed the road leading to St George's Park in Burton, Sir Alf Ramsey Way, to commemorate England's World Cup winning manager. 

    family members

    Chairman of the FA's national football centre, David Sheepshank and FA Board Member David Gill led tributes to Sir Alf at a private event attended by Sir Geoff Hurst, Roger Hunt, George Cohen, Jimmy Armfield and Norman Hunter.  

  17. Cash stolen from delivery van

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police would like to speak to the man in the CCTV image about a theft of over £1,000 in cash from a delivery van this week.

    It happened while the driver was inside the Spar on the junction of Derby Road and Chapel Street in Melbourne at about 12:00 on Tuesday.

    melbourne theft

    PC Oliver Priddle said the man could be seen opening the passenger side door

    "We believe he may be local and would ask that either he, or someone who knows who he is, make contact with us," he said.

    “We would also like to speak to the driver of a silver coloured Citroen people carrier, who just after the footage appears to speak to the man and may know who he is.”

  18. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    • The Tower of London poppies are to go on display in Derby next year
    • Alton Towers crash victim says she's not angry
    • Ornaments on a baby's grave in Chaddesden have been smashed, police say
  19. Your pictures: Belper butterfly

    BBC Weather Watchers

    "This photo brightens up the day," says Weather Watcher, LindafromBelper.

    Me too.

    belper butterfly