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  1. Updates for Wednesday 19 October 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates will resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from Local Live today.

    Join us again tomorrow for your latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Staying dry but fairly cloudy

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Little changing for the rest of the day and overnight. It will stay generally dry but fairly cloudy throughout. Lows of 7C (45F). 

  3. Remembrance Centre set to open Friday

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The centre officially opens to the public on Friday and those behind it say it'll let people explore "how the practice of remembrance has evolved over time".

    It also hosts films, exhibitions and learning facilities and has been paid for through money from donors, individuals, and groups. 

    The 150-acre (61-hectare) site in Alrewas contains more than 300 memorials dedicated to all the armed forces, emergency services and civilians.

  4. Great British Bake Off Andrew is in the studio

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    He has survived each week so far, can he get through to the final tonight?

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  5. Man charged with city centre rape

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been charged with rape after a woman was allegedly targeted while walking home from a night out.

    The 30-year-old was charged with rape and one count of burglary at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court earlier today.

    The charges relate to an incident in Harriet Street Normanton, at about 23.30 on Saturday.

    He did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody, to appear at Derby Crown Court on 16 November.

  6. New outdoor market for Buxton

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Roll up, roll up!  

    A new weekly outdoor market is breathing life back into Buxton’s Market Place, according to Derbyshire County Council.

    The county council gave £11,000 towards the start-up and maintenance of the market which launched in May this year.

    Outdoor Market
  7. Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum opens Friday

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A new remembrance centre at the National Arboretum in Alrewas will be opening its doors to the public on Friday.

    It is hoped that the centre will attract around half a million visitors each year. 

    Head of Heritage and Learning at the centre Aysha Afridi says " The cost of the building is fully justified."

    Rememberance Centre
  8. Missing man found safe and well

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A man who had gone missing from Calow has been found.

    David McNeil, 52, who was reported missing on Monday, was found this afternoon.

    David McNeil
  9. More people jobless in East Midlands

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    There's been a small rise in the number of unemployed people in the East Midlands. 

    In August there were 109,000 people out of work in our region - that's 2,000 more than in the previous quarter.

    Nationally the number rose by 10,000 in the three months to August.

  10. John Wright joins Derby's specialist T20 role

    BBC Derby Sport

    Former India and New Zealand head coach and Derbyshire batsman John Wright is rejoining Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

    He will take on the role as a specialist coach for the 2017 Natwest T20 Blast campaign.

    John Wright
  11. List of school closures in Derby this week due to strikes

    Derby Telegraph

    School support staff in Derby are set to strike again this week and we can now reveal the list of schools closing as a result.

  12. Boy's 'awesome' charity birthday cake

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The moment Lewis Robinson gets a cake for his eighth birthday...

    But it's no ordinary cake. Lewis has emotional and developmental problems after an ear infection caused him to develop the serious brain condition encephalitis.

    Video content

    Video caption: Volunteer bakers make cakes for kids

    Charity, Free Cakes for Kids, which has a branch in Nottingham, has an army of volunteer bakers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, who've made more than 300 cakes for children like Lewis.

    Lewis looked delighted with his circus-themed creation, delivered to his school in Long Eaton yesterday.

  13. Newly opened skate park vandalised

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Police are appealing for information after graffiti was left on a newly-opened skate park in Pilsley.

    Since it was officially opened on 7 October, graffiti and tags have appeared at Pilsley Miners Welfare Sports Ground, on Rupert Street.

  14. Latest headlines for today

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

  15. Council say Cattle Market 'is not financially viable'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    We've heard from campaigners trying to stop Derby's Cattle Market from being demolished but the council says it is costing too much.

    A Derby City Council spokesperson said: "Extensive evaluation has found the site is not financially viable; with considerable additional costs due to bio security legislation and onsite security, alongside a decline in the number of farmers attending the market over recent years."

    cattle market

    However, they have promised to continue to work with the remaining tenants to find suitable alternative locations.  

  16. Police concerned for missing man

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Police are concerned for the safety of a man who has not been seen for two days.  

    David McNeil was last seen in Calow at around noon on Monday.

    Mr McNeil is 52, white and about 5ft 9ins tall. He is stocky and has greying hair. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded top and blue jeans.

  17. Rams midfielder Ikechi Anja feels 'frustration'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Derby midfielder Ikechi Anja feels the frustration of Brentford draw.

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  18. Wet wipes causing blockages in our sewers

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Severn Trent is getting tough on wet wipes which it says is causing huge problems for the sewage network in the East Midlands.

    This is the amount of wipes they said they recovered from sewer systems in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, in just one weekend.

    Severn Trent