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Summary

  1. Derby sex attacks linked, police believe
  2. Deaf Iraqi boy facing deportation
  3. Steve Bloomer memorabilia sells for £320,000
  4. Rams continue winning run with QPR victory
  5. Updates for Thursday 15 December 2016

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By Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Misty night expected

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Generally cloudy and misty overnight with outbreaks of rain at times. Some patchy fog is possible later as the winds become light. Lows of 7C (45F).

  3. Your photos: Edale sheep

    BBC Weather Watchers

    "What are you looking at?"

    Thank you to grace for sending us this photo from Edale.

    Edale sheep
  4. Travel: Crash on M1

    BBC Travel

    The M1 is blocked southbound between J25 and J24a and there are long delays following a crash.

  5. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    • Burton's A&E could face cuts
    • Derby sex attacks linked, police say
    • CCTV released of garden centre arson
  6. Vandals wanted after graffiti wreckage

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Police are trying to find the people responsible for spraying graffiti on the walls of Masson Mill's car park in Matlock Bath. 

    It's thought to have happened sometime between 18:30 on Saturday and 07:30 the next morning.

    Graffiti in Matlock
  7. Clough hopes to have Beavon back

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough hopes to have Stuart Beavon back for Saturday's game with Newcastle. 

    The striker, who's yet to score a league goal this season, has missed the last four games with a dead leg but could return in time to face the high-flying magpies. 

    Nigel Clough

    Clough will continue to be without defender Ben Turner, who's serving the second of a two-game ban.   

  8. Rams climb the table

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County continue their winning ways by beating QPR 1-0 to go fifth in the Championship table.

    It was Tom Ince that broke the deadlock in the 86th minute, which saw Derby take home all three points.

    Ince said the side's current form is helping to spur the team on.

    Tom Ince
  9. Fire recruits gearing up for ceremony

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service getting ready for their ceremony tomorrow.

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  10. Burton MP: 'We can easily win the argument'

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    MP for Burton Andrew Griffiths said he's confident that the A&E department at Queen's Hospital won't be downgraded.

    "The case for maintaining an A&E at Queen's Hospital in Burton is so strong is and compelling that we can easily win the argument and ensure that A&E provision remains at Burton."

    Burton MP Andrew
  11. Police escort gigantic load to motorway

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    And when I thought my day couldn't get any crazier, I see this. Just look at what the police are escorting from Heanor to J28 on the M1.

    Good luck Derby Roads Police - you are going to need it...

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  12. Teenagers arrested over Halloween trouble

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    More than 10 teenagers have been arrested this week after an investigation into complaints of assaults, damage and anti-social behaviour in Allestree on Halloween. 

    The teenagers, aged 15 to 19, have all been released on bail while enquiries continue. 

    Insp Nick Daines, said the alleged behaviour went "some way beyond youthful high-jinks" and shouldn't be tolerated.

    Inspector Nick Daines
  13. Burton's A&E could face cuts

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Burton's accident and emergency department could be downgraded after Staffordshire health chiefs announced a review of services. 

    Over the next five years £524m needs to be saved and one of the units at either Stoke, Stafford or Burton could be affected.

    NHS logo

    The Leader of the House of Commons David Lidington said the public would be given a say.  

  14. Your photos: Bleak Bakewell

    BBC Weather Watchers

    A very bleak day in Bakewell. Thank you to Susan's cottage for sending this photo of Bleaklow Woods.

    Bakewell
  15. Owl emergency in Ilkeston

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The fire service rushed out to a house in Ilkeston yesterday....to save an owl. 

    They were called in to help free the bird which had become caught on a TV ariel on Glebe Crescent.

    Glebe

    The unfortunate is now in safe hands in the care of the RSPCA.