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  1. Updates for Tuesday 7 March 2017
  2. City council hopes to build ice rink in Derby
  3. Reward offered for wanted Derby man
  4. Defibrillators installed outside Co-op stores
  5. Police to patrol Derby school after staff assault
  6. Adam Peaty breaks US Open Swimming record
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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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: Heavy rain becoming lighter by dawn

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Overnight the cloud will thicken up with a band of rain arriving from the west overnight.

    The rain will be heavy at points but become lighter and patchier by dawn.

    Minimum temperature: 6C (43F)

  3. Watch: Sneak peak of stately home's previously hidden rooms

    BBC Radio Derby

    The National Trust has recently opened previously private rooms at Calke Abbey. Here's a sneak peak...

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    Video caption: The National Trust has recently opened previously private rooms at Calke Abbey.
  4. Man named in Allenton house stabbing

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A man who was found dead in Allenton last Thursday has been named as Liam Pennick.

    The 31-year-old, from Allen Street, was found with fatal stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    James Eames, 41, of Allen Street, Allenton, has been charged with murder.


    Derbyshire police are urging anyone with information to get in  touch.

  5. Listen: Your thoughts on Duckworth Square transformation

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Derby City council today announced a £10m transformation to turn Duckworth Square in Derby's ice rink.

    Here's what some of you had to say about the idea...

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    Video caption: Derby City council announce a £10m plan to create an ice rink in Duckworth Square
  6. Absconder recaptured after nine years

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Orall Mentesh, who absconded from HMP Sudbury after day release in 2008 has been recaptured.

    Mentesh was arrested at Luton Airport by Bedfordshire Police.

    The 47-year-old failed to return to prison from day leave and was sentenced in 2005 to seven years in prison, for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

  7. Crackdown on drivers using phones continues

    Jennie Aitken

    Reporter, BBC Derby

    Police in the Derbyshire Dales fined eight drivers for using their phone at the wheel during a crackdown in Matlock Bath and Hulland Ward. 


    Over a two day period, 57 drivers were stopped and fined for a range of offences, including not wearing a seat belt or having a valid MOT.   

  8. Karen Morris 'had history of self-harm' inquest hears

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    Karen Morris, 33, a former farm worker from Hereford, was transferred to HMP Foston Hall in Derbyshire on 9 October 2014, and died at Royal Derby Hospital on 10 January 2015.

    A post-mortem found the cause of death of as Tramadol drug toxicity.

    Karen Matthews

    The inquest opened at Derby Coroner's Court on Monday, and is set to run for more than a week.  

  9. CCTV released after robbery in Normanton

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    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a man was assaulted by a number of offenders, during an alleged street robbery.

    It happened on Normanton Road on 20 February.

    Police want to speak to several men in the video and members of public who tried to help.

    View more on youtube
  10. Derby ice rink plans released

    Peter Spencer

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Plans have been released by Derby City Council, showing the layout for the £10m transformation of Duckworth Square.

    The first plan shows the ground floor with the ice rink.


    The upper level plans are for a dance studio, cafe and seating area to seat up to 400 people.  

  11. Ice rink reaction: 'Money better spent on swimming facility'


    Our Facebook has attracted lots of comments on the plans to transform Duckworth Square into an ice rink. Here's a few:

    Jenny Cooper said: "Personally I do like the idea of an ice rink. That said, however, I think that with limited funds, the money would be better spent on getting a decent swimming facility available again."

    Patrick Tracey added: "Council needs to focus on opening a new assembly rooms & that could easily fit where they are talking about."

    Andrea Evans said: "Have been suggesting this for years!"

  12. Sir Maurice Oldfield cleared of child abuse

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The family of a former spy chief, from Over Haddon, have been talking about how "devastating" it's been to have child abuse allegations hanging over his illustrious career for over 30 years.

    Maurice Oldfied / Alec Guinness

    Sir Maurice Oldfield is widely regarded as one of MI6's top chiefs. He even inspired Alec Guinness' portrayal of George Smiley in the BBC version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.   

    But allegations about his private life surfaced after his death in 1981 and he was linked to abuse at a Belfast boys' home.

    In January the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry concluded that the allegations had "no substance".

    Maurice Oldfield

    His great-nephew, Martin Pearce, who's written a biography of Mr Oldfield said the impact has been "devastating" and "heartbreaking" but now the family can move on and celebrate the life of a great man.

    Read more about Mr Oldfield's  unlikely rise through the secret service here.

  13. Was your train delayed due to disruption at Chesterfield?

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    There were delays until around 11:15, if that affected you, then you can claim here...

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  14. Lorry hits bridge causing delays to traffic and travel

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier on this morning a lorry collided with a bridge on the Sheffield-Chesterfield rail line, causing travel delays and train disruption.

    The collision happened on Whittington Hill at about 09:50. The lorry was removed and nobody was injured.

    Whittington Hill

    Network Rail said the bridge is safe allowing a return to normal services.  

  15. CCTV released after woman is bitten by a dog

    BBC Radio Derby

    A couple are being sought after a  woman was bitten by a dog outside Sainsbury's on Boyer Street.

    Police want to speak to the pair in this CCTV footage in connection with the incident at about 21:00 on 7 February.

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  16. Co-op installs defibrillators 'to save lives'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Robert Smyth, from the Co-op, told us they decided to spend the cash raised from selling plastic bags on defibrillators after consultation with customers and members.

    "One of the areas that arose from that was concerns around health and wellbeing," he said.


    "One of the ways was to tackle this was to look at getting more lifesaving equipment into the communities where it can save lives."  

  17. Your pictures: Bright Chesterfield

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's looking like a beautiful morning in Chesterfield.

    Thank you to our Weather Watcher Viki the Blue for sending this in.