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  1. Updates for Wednesday 30 November 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day.

    We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

  2. Weather: Cold and frosty night across region

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    There’ll be variable amounts of scattered cloud tonight with a patchy frost likely under clearer skies. 

    Lows of 0C (32F) in towns and cities – it may drop cooler in rural spots.    

  3. Listen: People's thoughts on the new fiver

    Alex Blakemore

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The new fiver seemed pretty perfect didn't it?

    Some vegetarians and vegans are up in arms as it turns out the plastic polymer it's made from contains a small amount of tallow, which comes from animal waste.  

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    Video caption: We spoke to vegetarians and vegans on how they felt about the new five pound note.
  4. UK's oldest man dies aged 108

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    John Charles Mansfield became the UK's oldest man in October. 

    He was only weeks away from his 109th birthday. John's family say he died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday. 

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    Video caption: UK's oldest man dies aged 108
  5. Appeal over missing girl, 12,

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Police have released an image of 12-year-old Barbara Bogdanova, from Derby.

    She was last seen leaving her house on Harvey Road to go to school at Merrill Academy yesterday morning.

    Missing girl
  6. Your photos: Scenic Brailsford

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thank you to Anne for sending us in this photo from Brailsford.

    What a stunning view.

  7. TA strike: 'Much more needs to be done'

    Andrew Strachan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    A long-running dispute between teaching assistants in Derby and the city council's set to carry on after school support staff voted against the authority's latest offer by nine to one. 

    UNISON regional secretary Helen Black said: "School support staff have voted hands down to reject the council's offer.


    "It is clear much more needs to be done to resolve this dispute and we plan to carry on talking to try and find a way through."

  8. Clough to 'assess' if Ward will play

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    The decision on whether Burton Albion forward Jamie Ward is fit enough for the visit of Rotherham United will be left until Friday. 

    Manager Nigel Clough says Ward is back in training despite his broken wrist and they'll assess later on, whether he could wear a cast.  

    Jamie Ward
  9. Fake tobacco seized in Heanor

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A quantity of suspected counterfeit tobacco has been seized during a joint operation by police and Trading Standards in Heanor.

    It was discovered by a specially trained sniffer dog.

  10. Prince William's visit comes to an end

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    For those of you who missed it today the Duke of Cambridge was in town.

    He was taken around Bombardier and Rolls Royce this morning before rounding off with a trip to the Padley Centre.

    Will and Andrew

    Lovely to have you here Will.  

  11. Vegetarians unhappy about new £5 note

    Alex Blakemore

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

     A lot of people were very excited by the new five pound note when it was launched in September.

    It wouldn't tear and you wouldn't have to worry if you left it in the back pocket of your jeans when you put them in the wash.

    New five pound note

    Well now some vegetarians and vegans are angry as it turns out the plastic polymer it's made from contains small amounts of tallow, which comes from animal waste products. 

    The substance is used in candles and soap and traditionally comes from beef or mutton.

  12. Man fled scene at Arleston Lane crash

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Police are hunting a driver who fled the scene of an accident in Derby this morning. 

    Four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a car and a minibus collided on Arleston Lane at its junction with Wragley Way. 

    Arleston Lane

    The road was closed for some time but has since reopened.   

  13. School staff reject updated pay offer

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The city council's latest offer to teaching assistants in Derby has been rejected - meaning the long-running dispute over new contracts will carry on. 

    School support staff across the city have now taken seven days of strike action and three weeks of lunchtime protests over the authority's decision to change their working conditions.


    Some staff's earnings have been cut by up to £6,000 a year. The union UNISON says the latest offer falls well short of what's needed to settle the dispute.    

  14. Wils meets Will at Padley Centre

    James Roberson

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Among those to meet Prince William at Derby's Padley Centre was Will, who was helped by the charity when he was homeless.

    Wils and Will
  15. Bake Off finalist Andrew 'star struck' to meet Prince William

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Andrew Smyth's been reflecting on the moment he presented Prince William with a cake celebrating his employers Rolls-Royce.

    Prince William and Andrew Smyth

    "I think I was a little bit starstruck when he came through the door," he said.

    "I missed where he said 'I'll have a word with Mary'. He's a bit late now but I appreciate the thought."

  16. Cake and eat it...

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    Here's some of the famous cake Andrew Smyth baked for Prince William...  

  17. Watch: Rolls-Royce cake for Prince William

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Here's the moment Prince William was presented with a Rolls-Royce aero-engine cake by Great British Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth.

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    Video caption: Prince William is gifted an engine-shaped cake at Rolls-Royce in Derby
  18. Watch: Tour an EMAS ambulance

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    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    This is pretty cool - take a 360 degree look around an EMAS ambulance with community paramedic Tracy Cunningham...

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  19. Staffordshire police investigate child sex abuse in football

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Eleven police forces - including Staffordshire - are now investigating allegations of child sex abuse in football. 

    Dorset, North Yorkshire and North Wales are the latest forces to confirm they're looking into reports. 

    Football pitch empty