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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 26 January 2017
  2. BBC radio presenter has 'months' to live
  3. Derby barber 'tried to join Islamic State'
  4. City council 'can't afford TA demands'
  5. Man talks about broken leg crawl
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

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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.  

  2. Weather: Very cold and frosty

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Tonight will be a very cold and frosty night with lows of -2C (28F).

    Weather
  3. TA strikes: 'There simply is no more money'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Following the protest yesterday in the council house over the TA dispute, Councillor Lisa Eldrett has said the city council cannot find any more funds.

    "Potentially if we just gave in, it would open us up to a multitude of other claims across the authority for other workers to come forward with similar claims.

    Councillor

    "That would put the authority at significant financial risk and could bankrupt the authority and we're not in a position to do that.

    "There simply is no more money and we are not in a position to do anything else," she said.

  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    • BBC Radio Derby presenter Andy Potter has 'months' to live
    • Derby man in custody after he 'tried to join IS'
    • Councillor says there is 'no more money' to be found over TA dispute
  5. Andy Potter 'might not see new grandchild'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    "I might not see my new grandson or granddaughter because it's July and we got the news at Christmas, so that goes through your mind.

    "Not seeing my daughter graduate in another 12 months time from university that goes through your mind."

    Andy
  6. Radio presenter only got diagnosis 24 hours ago

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    I caught up with Andy Potter in hospital today after he announced on-air that he had terminal cancer.

    Speaking earlier he said: "I've only had the news for 24 hours now.

    "But you never know how you're going to feel, when you're sat in a room with a specialist and you've got your family with you and the specialist says well this is the outcome."

    Andy Potter
  7. Your photos: Heanor kestrel

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Peek-a-boo. I see you.

    Thank you to Stoneyford View for sending in this photo of a kestrel in Heanor this morning.

    Kestrel in tree
  8. Man who died on A50 last year identified

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A man who died on the A50 in Derbyshire nearly a year ago has been identified. 

    Derbyshire Police have named him as Antony Hill, who was 19, and from West Yorkshire.   

    He'd been hit by a car on the Eastbound carriageway between the Toyota junction and Chellaston last February.

  9. Man crawled along beach for two hours after breaking leg

    BBC Radio Derby

    Tim Robinson broke his leg in two places after falling while searching for fossils.

    Video content

    Video caption: Tim Robinson broke his leg in two places after falling while searching for fossils
  10. Council car park will close for the weekend

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    If you have a spot of shopping to do in Swadlincote this weekend just a reminder...

    The car park will be closed this Saturday and Sunday to allow work to take place.

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  11. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's been going on across the region:

    • BBC Radio Derby presenter Andy Potter has 'months' to live
    • City council says it can't afford to meet TA demands
    • Derby man in custody after he 'tried to join IS'
  12. Derby barber 'tried to join Islamic State'

    Rory Gallimore

    BBC Radio Derby

    A barber from Derby's been remanded in custody accused of trying to join Islamic State.

    It's alleged that Mudassir Hussain, 30, bought a one-way ticket to Istanbul as part of a plan to fight for the terrorist group in Syria.

    Hussain was detained by Turkish authorities before being flown back to the UK on Monday. 

    It's also alleged he'd sent messages to his family saying he wasn't coming back. 

    He's been charged with preparing to commit an act of terrorism.   

    Mr Hussain appeared before Westminster Magistrates today and will appear at the the Old Bailey on 6 February.

  13. 'I feel like we are going around in circles'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Jemma Walker whose son is at a special school in Derby met Councillor Lisa Eldrett yesterday. 

    Speaking to the BBC, she said: "I just feel like we are going around in circles.

    "I feel that she sort of blames Unison and Unison are blaming Derby city council. 

    "My argument is it's not our children's fault, so if you can't sort it, get somebody who can."

    Strike
  14. Teaching strikes: Council 'can't afford to meet demands'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday, we told you about the protest which saw parents and teaching assistants gather inside the council house demanding to speak to council leader Ranjit Banwait.

    Derby City Council said it's willing to talk to unions about the ongoing pay dispute but said it can't afford to meet their demands.

    Council
  15. Travel: Congestion continues on A38

    BBC Travel

    The A38 in Burton Upon Trent is closed with queuing traffic northbound at Branston Interchange because of an accident.

    A diversion is in operation via A5121. Congestion continues to Barton-Under-Needwood.  

  16. 'Fond memory' of meeting Andy

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Stuart Brunyee has sent us an email recalling his time spent with Andy.

    He said: "Following the sad news earlier about Andy, it made me recall a memory of meeting Andy.

    "It was at both the start and end of his canal week of his programmes; surprisingly it was back in October 2012. I met him at both Shardlow and Alrewas and found him so easy to talk to; a fond memory. 

    "I wish him some happy days during the fight ahead."

    Stuart and Andy
  17. 'We will miss him so much every afternoon'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    In addition to numerous tweets and Facebook messages, we have received a number of emails from listeners and fans of Andy Potter.

    Susan & Roger Thornewill said: "So so sad , Andy is such a lovely man we will miss him so much every afternoon. My heart goes out to Andy and his family also his family at Radio Derby. Stay strong Andy, you are so brave . You are in our thoughts and prayers."

    If you have any fond memories you have shared with Andy, send them to us here.

  18. 'He's on my radio every day'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A caller has just rung us to send her thoughts to Andy. 

    Annette, who is a regular listener, said: "I love him [Andy] so much. He's on my radio every day. Sorry to hear the news."

  19. Accident on A38 causing 'huge delays'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Chris Brindle has sent us this picture after the accident on the A38.

    He says traffic is diverting through the tail end of Branston as you head towards Derby. He believes "both north and southbound" carriageways are closed.

    Thanks for the heads-up, Chris. 

    Accident