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  1. Two of coach 'offences' allegedly occurred in county
  2. More time to question terror suspects
  3. 'Hero' girl's 999 call bravery award
  4. 'People's cow' lonely no more
  5. 'Santa man' to run five marathons in five days
  6. Updates for Wednesday 13 December 2016

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By Alex Smith

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from Local Live today but we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Watch: Girl, six, calls 999 after mum's fit

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News Online

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    Video caption: Girl, six, calls 999 after mum collapses
  3. Woman 'assaulted' in front of daughter

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Newhall Park in Swadlincote.

    The woman was walking through the park off Main Street with her daughter and their dog at 21:30 on Friday when she saw a man running towards her.

    The force said as he got close to them, he stumbled and then pushed the woman, grabbing hold of her neck. He pushed her so hard it caused her to stumble backwards. 

    The man was described as being in his late 20s to early 30s, with no facial hair and of a stocky build. He is believed to be approximately 5ft 4ins tall with short hair.

  4. Weather update: Chance of mist and fog

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Tonight it will be cloudy and mostly dry, with the chance of mist and fog patches in places. 

    Tomorrow, expect another cloudy day with the chance of a few brief, scattered showers - particularly in the afternoon.

  5. Deaf child's family to receive asylum in Germany

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    Lawand and his family said they fled northern Iraq after IS threatened to kill disabled children

    They first landed in Greece, but then moved on to Germany and eventually to a refugee camp in Dunkirk in France.

    The Home Office would not comment on the case, but said the family would be granted asylum in Germany.

    Refugee camp
  6. Deafness 'seen as a curse'

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    Lawand is currently awaiting a hospital appointment to replace a cochlear implant after his first one broke.

    Steve Crump, of DeafKidz International, which helped Lawand while he was in the French refugee camp, said: "Disability and deafness is seen as a curse [in Iraq] - and it is highly likely that Lawand and his family would be persecuted or, at best, marginalised."

    Lawand Hamadamin
  7. Deaf child migrant faces deportation

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    A six-year-old deaf boy who fled Iraq with his family to escape the so-called Islamic State (IS) is being threatened with deportation. 

    Lawand Hamadamin (below) came to the UK after spending a year in a refugee camp in France.

    The Royal School for the Deaf Derby said Lawand's "devastated" mother, father and his nine-year-old brother have received notification from the Home Office that they could be deported in January.

    The school said Lawand has made "exceptional progress" and was "signing incredibly well".

    Lawand Hamadamin
  8. BreakingArgos Christmas drivers strike called off

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    A planned three-day strike by Argos delivery drivers at its key distribution centre near Burton from 20 December has been suspended. 

    Unite union members had voted by 83% to strike over what they said was a failure to pay holiday back pay for two years, amounting to an average of £700. 


    Today, Unite says it and the firm Wincanton, who the drivers work for, have come to a "mutual agreement" on the issues, which will be put to a ballot. 

     As a result they say all planned industrial action's suspended pending the ballot's result.

  9. Rams boss warns against complacency

    BBC Sport

    Derby County manager Steve McClaren said there is no room for complacency ahead of this evening's clash at Queens Park Rangers.

    The Rams, who are chasing a seventh consecutive league win, are still without Ikechi Anya and Max Lowe.  

    Steve McClaren
  10. Mum of 999 girl's heart 'had stopped twice'

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News Online

    The praise keeps on coming for six-year-old Lilly-Mae, and rightly so.

    Her mother, Miss David, said two weeks prior to the incident, she had suffered seven epileptic episodes in about an hour, where her heart stopped twice.

    "I was really worried after this and kept repeating to Lilly that if you can't wake me, ring 999. I never thought it had sunk in", she said.

    "I’m still in shock about what she did, but very proud of how she handled the situation."

    Lilly-Mae (left) and East Midlands Ambulance Service staff member
  11. Weather Watchers: Heanor

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The sun'll come out... today! Although it's starting to go away now.

    Thanks to Stoneyford View for this picture, taken in Heanor. 

  12. Drugs gang jailed for more than 34 years

    Derby Telegraph

    A drugs gang from Derby who dealt "tens of thousands of pounds" of high purity heroin and crack cocaine from a house next door to a nursery school have been jailed for a total of more than 34 years, report the Derby Telegraph

  13. Recap: When Bernie Clifton and death metal collided

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Perhaps now is a good time to explain the Bernie Clifton picture...

    It followed an error that led to a list of tracks by death metal band Abhorrent Decimation being printed on the back of Clifton's new album.

    It wasn't all bad though. That, in turn, led to Clifton meeting the band and scoring an invite to the Kerrang! Awards. Rock on! 

    CD mix-up
  14. Listen: Bernie Clifton stars in Royal Variety Performance

    Martyn Williams

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Did you watch the Royal Variety Performance last night? It starred one of North Derbyshire's best-known comedians, Bernie Clifton. 

    I spoke to Clifton - who made his first appearance on the stage 37 years ago - before he appeared alongside host David Walliams. 

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    Video caption: Bernie Clifton stars in Royal Variety Performance
  15. Facebook: 'The community needs teaching assistants'


    The news that school support staff in Derby will be striking again today has continued to provoke comments on Facebook.

    Steve Gaskin said: "About time this council spent money on the people instead of spending millions doing their own offices up......again!!!"

    Paul Burge added: "Here here, the community need teaching assistants. What they don't need is floundering councilors who couldn't run a tap."  

  16. Weather Watchers: Shipley Country Park

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Through the mist, comes light. Or some other, better, metaphor... 

    Either way, this is a super picture from Heanor Tog, taken this morning at Mapperley Reservoir at Shipley Country Park.

  17. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

  18. More people out of work in the East Midlands

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The number of people out of work in the East Midlands has increased again - it now stands at 4.7%.

    Job Centre sign

    Figures for August to October show that 112,000 people are unemployed in this region, which is 3,000 more than the previous quarter. 

    Nationally the unemployment rate has fallen to a 10 year low.

  19. MP: House of Lords 'running out of toilets'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    No, you're reading this right... Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner has said the House of Lords is running out of toilets.

    Mr Skinner told MPs the Upper House is now so large the facilities cannot cope.

    He also said the government is wrong to allow the Lords to grow while it cuts the number of MPs - but Cabinet Office minister Chris Skidmore said having fewer, more equal-sized, constituencies for MPs is fairer.

    Dennis Skinner
  20. 'Santa man' to 'blast Christmas songs from rucksack'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Mr Kinder, a manufacturing engineer who has been an ultra-distance runner for 20 years, said he has a total of 10 Santa outfits for the challenge.

    He added he will have a Bluetooth speaker in Santa's rucksack that will be linked to his iPhone so he can "blast out" Christmas songs as he goes.

    "I love running so this isn’t a chore," he said. "This idea, at least to my knowledge, is original and fun it will hopefully bring a bit of Christmas cheer to folk stuck in the rush-hour traffic."

    Jon Kinder