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  1. Updates for Tuesday 8 November 2016
  2. Our news, sport, travel and weather updates will return tomorrow morning

Live Reporting

By Alex Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our updates for Derbyshire have finished for the day but we'll be back tomorrow morning with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.    

  2. Tonight's weather: Snow on the way?

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    Video caption: East Midlands weather outlook: Snow on the way
  3. Sneak-in burglar targets 89-year-old woman

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police say an 89-year-old woman has become the victim of a sneak-in burglary in Chesterfield.

    A man sneaked into the woman's home on Hazel Drive in Walton at about 16:50 on Thursday. 

    He searched her bedroom and then grabbed her handbag while she watched television in the living room. Her passport, cash, bank card, jewellery and cheque book were stolen. 

    The burglar is described by the victim as white and was wearing dark clothing.

  4. Man 'cut woman's face with broken glass'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man allegedly cut a woman's face with broken glass in an assault in Long Eaton, Derbyshire Police say.

    The woman had been involved in an argument with a man in Cobden Street at about 21:15 on November 1.

    During the argument, it is believed the man carried out the assault, leaving the 22-year-old woman needing hospital treatment.

  5. High Peak 'has high number of innovators'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire's High Peak has been highlighted in Parliament for having a higher than average number of innovators. 

    The claim was made by High Peak MP Andrew Bingham (below), who drew on evidence from the Patent Office to back his claim.

    In reply, business, energy and industrial strategy minister Nick Hurd described it as "an outstanding achievement". 

    Andrew Bingham MP
  6. Sports Direct 'bugging' row 'a real shame'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Another MP who attended yesterday's impromptu visit to Sports Direct's Shirebrook warehouse was Derby North MP, Amanda Solloway - who we earlier discovered was behind the much-debated 'sandwich cam'.

    She told BBC Radio Derby: "There were efforts that had been made and we'd seen evidence of the 'six strikes and you're out'... that had disappeared, we met with Unite [the union], taking all that... there have been improvements so it's a real shame that it happened."

    Amanda Solloway
  7. Girl, 13, sexually assaulted in Pear Tree

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Pear Tree.

    The teenager was walking along Princes Street - near to the junction with St Thomas Road - at about 08:00 today when she was approached by a man.

    Derbyshire Police say he grabbed her from behind and assaulted her. Following the incident, the man is believed to have ran off along Dairy House Road.

    The man is described as having shoulder length curly black hair.

    Princes Street near junction with St Thomas Road
  8. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

  9. Overhead wires cause disruption on the trains

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    So bad news if you're getting the train in or out of Leicester this afternoon.

    East Midlands Trains are reporting problems with the overhead wires between Luton and Bedford and expect this to cause problems for the rest of today.

    Here's their latest advice...

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  10. East Midlands weather outlook: Snow is on the way

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Now, on to a lighter subject! 

    Our weather reporter Kay Crewdson does know that she's indoors, right? 

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    Video caption: East Midlands weather outlook: Snow on the way
  11. Thief steals pensioner's scooter

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online


    Derbyshire Police say a thief has stolen a pensioner's mobility scooter from outside his house. 

    The theft is believed to have happened some time between 16:00 and 18:00 on 2 November, when the blue mobility scooter was taken from outside the man's home in Devonshire Avenue North, New Whittington. 

  12. Bail for throat slit murder suspect refused

    Poonam Taneja

    BBC Asian Network

    A court in India has turned down a bail application for a Derby woman accused of plotting to kill her husband.

    As we told you earlier, Ramandeep Kaur Mann (left) was arrested after Sukhjit Singh (right) was found with his throat slit on 2 September in Banda, Uttar Pradesh.

    Ms Kaur Mann, from Derby, is accused alongside her alleged lover, Mr Singh's childhood friend Gurpreet Singh. 

    Her lawyers had applied for her to be released on bail while the investigation into Mr Singh's death takes place.

    Ramandeep Kaur Mann and Sukhjit Singh
  13. 'No relative' veteran 'served for 30 years'

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    About 150 people attended today's funeral of John Kearns.

    He served in the forces for more than 30 years.

    The appeal for people to attend the service originally came from Royal Derby Hospital - where Mr Kearns died - but was eventually taken forward by the Royal British Legion. 

  14. Image of stolen stereo released

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police have released an image of a stolen stereo in a bid to trace it.

    A burglar forced open a window at a house in Harvey Road, Alvaston, sometime between 01:00 and 06:45 on 1 November and took the black Sony stereo unit with built-in flashing lights.

  15. Weather Watchers: Robin takes on camera kit

    BBC Weather Watchers

    You've got to admire the cheek of this chirpy creature...

    Weather Watcher Heanor Tog, who took the picture, said: "On [a] cold and slightly frosty morning, this little fella has started to realise where I keep my stash of yummy food for the birds. 

    "Let's not forget to feed our little friends during the cold upcoming months."  

  16. Burton defender charged by FA

    John Collins

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

    Burton Albion defender Kyle McFadzean has been charged by the Football Association for allegedly stamping on an opponent. 

    The stamp allegedly happened in the Brewers' draw with Barnsley last weekend but wasn't spotted by the referee or his assistants. 

    McFadzean has until 18:00 today to respond.

    Kyle McFadzean
  17. MP: Guys, we are are being filmed!

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    MP Anna Turley said the alleged attempt at recording a private meeting of MPs at Sports Direct's headquarters in Shirebrook was "the least subtle thing I've ever seen". 

    She added the company's founder Mike Ashley suggested to committee chairman Iain Wright that MPs had brought the device in themselves.

    The saga continues... 

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    Video caption: An MP on finding a recording device during a visit to the headquarters of Sports Direct.
  18. Autumn leaves gathered up

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    BBC Radio Derby's Sally Swinfen walked past Bold Lane car park earlier, where council workers are collecting all the leaves that have fallen nearby.

    That's Weather Watcher-level stuff, Sally.