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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 18 January 2017
  2. Man dies after fall at Derby Market Hall
  3. Woman set fire to herself in police custody
  4. Derby v Leeds friendly plan abandoned
  5. Weather: Cloudy but mainly dry
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's Local Live updates have finished. We'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday.

  2. Weather: Misty and mild tonight

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Little change this evening and overnight with overcast skies and a little drizzle in places. Patchy mist forming and remaining mild with lows of 7C (45F).

    Weather chart
  3. Hunt for pub fight witnesses

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Did you see a fight outside this pub on Friday night? If so, police want to speak to you.

    The Devonshire Arms
  4. Rams' rivals strengthen squad

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby's next opponents, Reading, have signed Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori. 

    He's joined until June 2020. 

    Tiago Ilori
  5. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Quick recap time:

    • A man has died in a fall at Derby's Market Hall
    • Hundreds of jobs could go at a pharmacy firm in South Normanton
    • Burton Albion hope to sign an attacking midfielder on loan
  6. Pharmacy firm on job losses

    James Roberson

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    In a statement, Alliance Healthcare said: "In order to ensure business growth and meet the needs of our customers, we need to make improvements in the supply chain so we're making changes mainly here in South Normanton and Nottingham."

    They said they wanted to keep the impact on jobs as small as possible but couldn't confirm how many will go until they've completed a consultation process with staff. 

  7. Watch: Factory jobs under threat

    James Roberson

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Here's my report from Alliance Healthcare in South Normanton where a union says hundreds of jobs could be cut.

    Video content

    Video caption: James Roberson reports from Alliance Healthcare in South Normanton
  8. Market Hall may stay shut after fall death

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council says it still doesn't yet know whether the Market Hall will reopen tomorrow.

    The building was closed today after a man fell to his death there early this morning.

    Market Hall
  9. Jobs under threat at factory

    James Roberson

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Unions claim hundreds of jobs are at risk at a Derbyshire factory that makes pharmaceuticals. 

    Usdaw says up to 300 jobs could go at Alliance Healthcare in South Normanton.

    Alliance Healthcare
  10. Goodbye from Kay

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    My last day at BBC East Midlands Today and my last weather forecast ... suffice to say there'll be tears on air.

    Flowers
  11. Chlorine investigation not yet complete

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Remember last March when thousands of people in Derbyshire and Leicestershire were warned not to use their water because of abnormally high levels of chlorine at a reservoir in Castle Donington?

    We've just asked Severn Trent Water how its investigation is going and have received this response:

    "We’re working with the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) by providing information for their investigation, which, as a regulated business, is a standard process.”

    Water is given to affected Severn Trent customers

    Looks like we'll be waiting a little longer to find out exactly what happened.

  12. Rams prepare to host Royals

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Derby County defender Chris Baird has been talking tactics ahead of Saturday's home game against Reading.

    The 34-year-old, seen here showing off his throw-in skills, told the club's official site: "Reading like to play out a lot from the back and it is up to us to be on the front foot, push high and close them down."

    But surely now they'll be expecting that?

    Chris Baird
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, after J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound after J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of debris on the road.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  14. Trio arrested over van theft

    Three Derby men are in custody after police stopped a van in Ashbourne that had been stolen in Stoke.

    The 27-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and driving while under the influence of drugs, while two passengers, aged 19 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle.

    Stolen van
  15. Your pictures: Heanor mist

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Pretty murky in Heanor today. Thanks to Weather Watcher Stoneyford View for the pic.

    Heanor
  16. Brewers in talks over loan signing

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion assistant manager Andy Garner says there's a chance of a new arrival before the Brewers' trip to Cardiff City on Saturday.

    An attacking midfielder is on their radar but the loan deal is taking longer than expected.

  17. Ten guns found in man's car

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A 67-year-old man from Ashbourne has been charged with a range of firearms offences after police found 10 sawn-off shotguns and 200 rounds of ammunition in his car.

    The haul was discovered when officers from the National Crime Agency's Armed Operations Unit stopped John Spencer Booth's vehicle in Birmingham in February.

    The registered firearms dealer is accused of converting the weapons for criminal use and has been remanded in custody after appearing in court this morning.