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Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's updates have now ended. We'll be back at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  2. Weather: Rain expected tonight

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Patchy cloud with the risk of an isolated shower this evening. Overnight cloud will thicken up from the west with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Lows of 3C (37F).

  3. Y Not headliners to be revealed

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    I know the line-up for this year's Y Not Festival is announced later but I can't remember what time...

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  4. Watch: Kilbane's bottle rocket challenge

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Random video of the day - former Derby County star Kevin Kilbane taking part in a science challenge for Football Focus.

    Video content

    Video caption: Kevin Kilbane and Trevor Sinclair turn a football pitch into a launch pad.
  5. School forces rethink from inspectors

    Aleena Naylor

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    A Derbyshire primary school will no longer be placed in special measures after Ofsted agreed to take another look at what its inspectors had found.

    Scargill CE Primary School in West Hallam had initially received a rating of 'inadequate' last November. 

    Scargill Primary School

    However after the school queried some of the points made by the inspection team, officers made a rare return last month and have now rated the school as "requires improvement".  

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A50 Derbyshire eastbound

    BBC Travel

    A50 Derbyshire eastbound severe disruption, between J4 A38 and J3 A514 Swarkestone Road Swadlincote.

    A50 Derbyshire - One lane closed on A50 eastbound between J4, A38 (Toyota Island) and J3, A514 (Swadlincote), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  7. 'Ginger Rocket' jailed

    Derbyshire Times

    A professional boxer - dubbed The Ginger Rocket - has been jailed for 12 months after assaulting his girlfriend and for committing a burglary at her home with intent to cause damage.

  8. Mac finds Ranieri speculation hard to fathom

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby manager Steve McClaren said it was "unbelievable" that Claudio Ranieri's position at Leicester was being questioned.

    He said: "Managers stick together. We all go through it. This week it is Claudio, next week it will be someone else."

    Steve McClaren
  9. Foxes v Rams: Latest team news

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Steve McClaren promising to play another strong side at Leicester tomorrow, but there are plenty of injury doubts for Derby.

    Question marks over Johnson (pictured), Bryson and Russell. Nugent back in training but by no means certain to feature. Hughes still out  

    Bradley Johnson
  10. Police hunt man after court no-show

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Have you seen Jamie Day? Police are looking for him after he failed to appear in court in September charged with burglary.

    The 28-year-old is from Leicestershire but it's thought he could be in the Swadlincote area.

    Jamie Day
  11. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of our top stories right now:

    • The mother of killed backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung blasts Donald Trump for including her death on a list of "under-reported terror attacks"
    • A funeral takes place for a former Royal British Legion chairman who raised millions for the Poppy Appeal in Derbyshire
    • Leicester City reiterate their backing for under-fire boss Claudio Ranieri ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup replay against Derby County
  12. Mystery photos from the archives

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Here's another great pic from the archives of Derby-based photography firm W. W. Winter, which is about to celebrate its 150th birthday.

    The company said like many of the pics it has been restoring, little is known about the date or location of this shot.

    Email me if you can provide any clues.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  14. Packed cathedral for poppy fundraiser's funeral

    Wesley Mallin

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The eulogy for former Royal British Legion chairman Bernard Page described him as "a man whose dedication to service, duty, honour and country knew no bounds". 

    Bernard Page funeral
  15. This afternoon's weather outlook

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Brighter spells expected across the East Midlands this afternoon and staying mainly dry, although there is the risk of a shower later. Highs of 9C (48F).

  16. Rams' FA Cup rivals back boss

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    An interesting development ahead of Derby County's FA Cup replay at Leicester City tomorrow night...

    Following murmurings over Claudio Ranieri's future with the Foxes after a run of poor form in the league, the club has just issued a statement reiterating its "unwavering support" for the Italian.

    Ranieri statement

    However, it also says: "There is a collective appreciation from everybody at the club that recent form needs to improve."  

  17. Farewell Bernard

    Wesley Mallin

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The funeral is taking place at Derby Cathedral for Bernard Page, a former chairman of the Royal British Legion in Derbyshire. 

    Bernard Page

    Mr Page raised millions of pounds for the Poppy Appeal and was recognised with an MBE in 2012.