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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 15 February 2017
  2. Anonymous donor gives £10,000 to help girl walk
  3. New community football facilities in Burton
  4. Teaching assistants campaign in London
  5. Derbyshire County Cricket Club chairman to step down
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

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: Isolated showers but mostly dry

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be largely dry with patchy cloud. Potential for an odd isolated shower but mostly staying dry. 

    Some patches of mist and fog developing.

    Minimum temperature: 5C (41F).

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  3. Listen: Gareth Southgate explains advantages of new pitch

    BBC Derby Sport

    England manager Gareth Southgate opened the £1m all-weather community pitch and pavillion in Burton yesterday, next to the Pirelli Stadium.

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    Video caption: A new £1m all-weather community pitch and pavillion opened yesterday
  4. Grant steps down in hope of ECB election

    BBC Derby Sport

    Derbyshire County Cricket Club has announced Chairman Chris Grant is to leave the club at the team's annual meeting next month. 

    He plans on standing for election to the England & Wales Cricket Board.  

    Chris Grant

    Grant has been chairman for six years and has been at the club since 2010.   

    During his tenure the club won promotion to the First Division in 2012 before being relegated the following season.   

  5. Man jailed for attack on a child 15 years ago

    Andrew Strachan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the kidnap and sexual assault of a young girl near Burton, 15 years after committing the crime. 

    Arnold Baxter

    DNA evidence has resulted in the conviction of 72-year-old Arnold Baxter, of Bath Street Rugby, Warwickshire, for the attack on the child in Barton-under-Needwood. 

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J30 for A616.

    M1 Derbyshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  7. East Midlands Airport sees increase in passengers

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    East Midlands Airport has seen a 15% increase in passenger numbers so far this year.

    Last month nearly 220,000 people travelled through the airport, around 30,000 more than in January 2016.

    EMA

    In total, 4.6 million people walked through its doors last year.  

  8. Derby teaching assistants take campaign to London

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby school support staff have taken their campaign to London today, delivering hundreds of letters to the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

    staff

    They're asking him to step in to resolve the long running dispute with the Labour-led council in the city.  

  9. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    • Derbyshire Nature Gallery closing 
    • Council approves new homes to be built in Matlock
    • Women's cycle tour coming through Derbyshire 
    • Rams defeated by Cardiff, losing 3-4
  10. Missing Chaddesden man

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Carl Dawson hasn't been seen since around 19:30 yesterday, after telling his family he was going for a walk.

    The 34-year-old was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, grey/blue jacket, red trainers and glasses.

    missing man
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Fall in number of people claiming out of work benefits

    Rory Gallimore

    BBC Radio Derby

    There was a fall of nearly 3% in the number of people claiming out of work benefits in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire last month, compared to last year. 

    However that figure's nearly 6% higher when compared to December. 

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  13. Girl gets £10,000 after charity theft

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    Nine-year-old Kareena Hayes says she is "thrilled to bits" after she was given £10,000 by an anonymous donor to help her walk again.

    The family of the girl from Long Eaton, Derbyshire, were dealt a blow after thieves stole a collection box set up to help her. 

    Kareena Hayes

    They were trying to raise £30,000 for an operation and physiotherapy to treat complications caused by cerebral palsy. 

    Craig Hammond, Kareena's father, said the donation came "out of the blue" from a local businessman, via the Derby Telegraph.

    Police are investigating the theft of the charity box which was stolen from a café in Borrowash last week.

  14. Why were Cardiff training in Little Eaton?

    BBC Derby Sport

    We spoke to Cardiff City's manager Neil Warnock and he said his players were given a dose of "how the real world is" by an impromptu training session in Little Eaton yesterday. 

    Cardiff training

    The Bluebirds were staying at nearby Breadsall Priory and decided to use St Peter's Park to sharpen up before their match against Derby County. 

    It seemed to work, as they won!

  15. 'Exploring Derby people's place in the world'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Jonathan Wallis is the head of Derby Museums, he said he's excited about what'll replace the exhibit:

    "We are going to be exploring the Derby peoples place in the world, with derby people.

    Derby museums

    "Because we've got a collection which has things from all over the world and we've got a population which is representative of the worlds population, it's very diverse."  

  16. Your pictures: Beautiful Brailsford

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Our Weather Watcher Anne has captured this morning's sunrise taken in Brailsford.

    Thank you for sending this picturesque photo in.

    Brailsford
  17. New facilities will get 'children involved with football'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The England manager Gareth Southgate said Burton Albion's new community facilities will allow hundreds of children to get involved with football. 

    He opened the all-weather pitch next to the Pirelli Stadium yesterday.

    Burton Albion community

    It will be used by schools, clubs and Burton's Community Trust.  

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    BBC Radio Derby

    Have you seen or heard anything you would like us to investigate?

    If so let us know and send us a message here.

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  19. Derbyshire Nature Gallery closing

    Rory Gallimore

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby Museum has decided its collection of stick insects won't be sticking around.

    They're part of The Derbyshire Nature Gallery which is closing after 28 years. 

    Nature Gallery

    Sunday's the last day to see the gallery which mainly features taxidermy.

    But don't worry as a new exhibit will take its place.

  20. Your comments: Baby hats 'a brilliant idea'

    Facebook

    Late in the day yesterday we told you about hats donated to Royal Derby Hospital which help staff and parents understand which level of care is right for each individual baby. 

    Our Facebook has gathered lots of comments on this:

    Effie Robinson wrote: "Such a simple but brilliant idea."

    Lauren Wilson said: "This is wonderful. Our little boys in a yellow hat"  

    Jan Steele also said: "What a brilliant idea."