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Summary

  1. Residents unhappy about garden village plan
  2. Fraudster footballer given suspended sentence
  3. Four arrested over Belper attempted murder
  4. Rams goalkeeper Grant completes permanent move to Stoke
  5. Updates for Wednesday 4 January 2017

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

    Have a lovely evening.

  2. Weather: Dry with clear skies

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Dry and clear this evening and overnight which will allow frost to form as temperatures fall below freezing. 

    Down to -2C (28F) in urban areas and as low as -6C (21F) in the countryside.

  3. Your photos: Sunset in Brailsford

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thank you to our Weather Watcher Anne for sending in this scenic photo taken in Brailsford.

    Brailsford
  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    • Fraudster footballer gets two-year suspended sentence
  5. Watch: Local residents talk about 'Infinity Garden Village'

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    Today I spoke to locals around Stenson Fields and local councillor Rob Davison to hear their views on the new government plan.

    Video content

    Video caption: The government has backed plans to build over 3,000 homes in Derbyshire
  6. Adam Smith 'won't be released' by Alfreton

    BBC Radio Derby

    Adam Smith (pictured), 31, would buy hundreds of pounds worth of clothes from TK Maxx before claiming he'd put the money on the wrong card. 

    He'd be refunded, keep the receipt and claim refunds several times over.

    Alfreton Town say they won't release him as the incidents took place before he signed and they will "support him through this difficult time".

    Adam Smith
  7. Fraudster footballer gets suspended sentence

    BBC Radio Derby

    Alfreton town footballer Adam Smith has been given a two-year suspended sentence prison sentence for defrauding a retail company out of more than £22,000.

  8. River Derwent: Ducks targeted by flour bombs

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The festive celebrations may have been fun for those taking part in the raft race but not for the wildlife

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  9. River Derwent litter bugs

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    So if it's not oil spillages, now the Environment Agency is back on the river cleaning up after others...tut tut.

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  10. Four questioned over attempted murder

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Police have arrested four men on suspicion of attempted murder after a fight in Belper last month which left two people with serious injuries. 

    The altercation happened on 2 December at about 22.45 outside the Green House pub in King Street.

    All four men have been questioned and released on bail while further investigations continue.  

    robbery
  11. Derby's first baby born in 2017

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Take a look at Derby's first 2017 baby - named Corey Flyn Denman.

    He was born at 00:30 on New Year's Day and weighed 6lb 2oz.

    Awwwww isn't he just adorably cute. Congratulations!

    Corey Flyn with parents
  12. Your photos: Blue Brailsford

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The sky is looking rather blue in Brailsford this today.

    Thank you to our Weather Watcher Anne for sending this photo in, with not a grey cloud in sight.

    Brailsford
  13. Grooming film to be shown in Derbyshire schools

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    It was only released this week and has been viewed more than 1.1m times on Facebook. 

    This video, which tells the story of Leicestershire teenager Kayleigh Haywood, who was murdered after being groomed online, is also going to be shown at schools in Derbyshire.

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  14. Police probe taxi sex assault

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A woman who got into a taxi with a friend says she was sexually assaulted by the driver.

    The attack is alleged to have happened after the pair were picked up outside The King's Head in Ilkeston at about 02:30 on New Year's Day.

  15. A&E still 'extremely busy'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Still looks like A&E is very busy and the hospital has put out another tweet reminding people.

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  16. Attempted murder arrests after Belper pub fight

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Four people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a fight outside a pub in Belper.

    A 27-year-old suffered serious injuries in the altercation, which happened outside The Green House in King Street in early December.

    Police are questioning a 23-year-old man from Nottingham and three other men from Eastwood in Notts.

  17. Gritters out tonight

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    With the yellow weather warning in place gritters will be out tonight and in the early hours.

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  18. Rams appeal red card

    BBC Derby Sport

    Derby County confirm they have appealed against the red card shown to Jacob Butterfield in Monday's defeat at Norwich.

    Jacob Butterfield