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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 13 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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Today's Local Live updates have come to an end. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

Weather: Dry night ahead with chance fog forms

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

It will stay dry overnight and there's a chance of some patches of mist and fog forming, with lows of 6C (43F).

Weather temperatures for 10am on Thursday April 14
BBC

It's a generally dry but cloudy start tomorrow and there will be some showers pushing in through the afternoon, with highs of 12C (54F).

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of the main stories we've been covering this afternoon:

Police warning to Blades supporters

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

There's a League One derby match this weekend as Chesterfield host Sheffield United.

Derbyshire Police is warning the South Yorkshire club's fans that the game is sold out for travelling supporters.

Proact Stadium
Football League

Blades fans without tickets are advised to stay away from the Proact Stadium.

Travel: Delays on A52

BBC Travel

A lane is closed on the A52 eastbound between Raynesway and Lodge Lane following an accident involving five vehicles.

Brewers pair face fitness battle

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

News of Burton Albion's promotion bid as manager Nigel Clough says its 50/50 striker Stuart Beavon and defender Damian McCrory will be fit for their crucial League One match at home to Barnsley.

They both missed Saturday's defeat at Scunthorpe which left the Brewers without a win in four games.

Supermarket chain currying favour for pub redevelopment

Derby Telegraph

Supermarket firm Lidl has distributed leaflets to residents asking them to back their plan to turn a city pub into a supermarket.

Royal visitor opens new factory

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Castle Donington welcomed royalty today as Prince Andrew opened a new factory.

Bed manufacturer Hypnos has supplied the royal family for almost 90 years and the firm is making a £750,000 investment in the area.

HRH Prince Andrew during visit to Hypnos bed-making factory at Castle Donington
BBC

His Royal Highness unveiled a plaque and spoke to staff working on the production line.

Robbers steal cash from Burton store

BBC Radio Derby

An armed robbery's taken place in Burton.

Three men entered Tesco Express in Stanton Road and one of them threatened staff with a suspected firearm, while another stole some cash at 23:00 yesterday.

Police say nobody was injured.

Fourth conviction over Burton man's death

Burton Mail

A fourth man's been convicted for his part in the death of Burton man Tomasz Bachta.

Piotr Miezal, 33, from Branston was today found guilty of manslaughter at Stafford Crown Court.

All Saints' Road in Burton where body of Tomasz Bachta was found outside his home
Google

Three other men were convicted on Friday of murdering the 29-year-old victim outside his home on All Saints' Road in Burton last July.

School pupils aiming for record-breaking kindness

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a story to put a smile on your face ... Derby is hoping a world record attempt will see it crowned the happiest city in the country.

'Brilliant Derby' will see schoolchildren in the city attempt to carry out 20,000 random acts of kindness in one day.

Former Derby mayor Lisa Higginbottom
Derby City Council

The project has been set up by former Derby mayor Lisa Higginbottom and happiness coach Andy Cope to help children feel more confident, positive and happy.

Watch: PM on Ayeeshia Jane Smith murder

David Cameron has been commenting on the murder of Burton toddler Ayeeshia Jane Smith after it was raised by MP Andrew Griffiths during this afternoon's PMQs

Travel: Tanker breakdown leads to delays

BBC Travel

A lane is closed on the A42 southbound between the M1 and Castle Donington because of a broken down chemical tanker.

Research interprets noise made by chickens

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

If Dr Doolittle could talk to the animals, why shouldn't poultry farmer David Speller make use of the noise his broiler chickens make?

He was part of research by a Belgian university which has identified noises meaning the birds are hungry or cold.

David Speller raises 180,000 broiler chickens at a time on Lower Farm in Eastmoor
BBC

David raises 180,000 broiler chickens at a time on Lower Farm in Eastmoor.

Chicks' chatter boosts their welfare

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I've heard of talking turkey, but chicken's speaking ... that's something else altogether.

David Speller raises 180,000 broiler chickens at a time on Lower Farm in Eastmoor
BBC

Allow me to explain ... a poultry farmer in Derbyshire says chattering chickens are enabling him to improve his animals' welfare by helping to identify a distinct vocabulary as to how they are feeling.

Injured bird of prey protected species

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Police are appealing for information after a sparrowhawk suffered a pellet wound in north Derbyshire.

It's an offence to kill, injure or take a sparrowhawk as the birds are protected by law.

Ripley's Renshaw ready for Rio

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Ripley's Molly Renshaw has qualified fastest for tonight's final of the women's 200m breaststroke at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

Molly Renshaw
Getty Images

The former Derventio Excel swimmer is targeting this summer's Olympic Games after missing out on a place in the team for London four years ago.

Weather: Sunny spells through afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It will remain dry and bright this afternoon with the risk of an isolated shower and highs of 15C (59F).

Weather temperatures for Wednesday April 13
BBC

Occasional showers are possible this evening, with overnight lows of 7C (45F).

Bird of prey won't fly again after pellet wound

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A sparrowhawk's been found with a pellet in one of its wings at Lower Pilsley.

The bird was taken to a vets for treatment, but won't be able to fly again.

Bond beaten by former world number one

Nigel Bond has been knocked out of the World Snooker Championship in the final round of qualifying by Ding Junhui.

Bond had beaten Andrew Higginson 10-9 in the first round and Gary Wilson 10-6 in round two.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a summary of the top stories we're covering this lunchtime.

Charity boss 'devastated' by David Gest's death

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A Derbyshire woman who runs a charity supported by David Gest says she's devastated to hear of his death last night.

The music producer and celebrity entertainer rang Maria Hanson after hearing about her charity, Me and Dee, and donated some personal items for auction.

David Gest
PA

He was also a patron of the charity, which provides holidays for terminally ill children.

Fatal stabbing followed dispute between groups

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More on our top story about the death of a teenager stabbed outside a pub in Swadlincote.

The 17-year-old, who hasn't yet been named, died from his injuries in hospital yesterday.

Police taped off an area close to the Empire Bar and Restaurant on West Street in Swadlincote
BBC

Police say the boy who died had been with friends to a party at the Empire Bar, and it's thought the stabbing happened after a fallout between two groups of people known to each other.    

Timely return for Rams midfielder

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's been a long road back to fitness for Derby County midfielder Will Hughes who was injured on the opening day of the season.

Will Hughes
BBC

The 21-year-old continued his comeback from injury with 90 minutes for Derby County's U21s against Arsenal on Monday.

Peaty's mum targeting Rio

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Adam Peaty's mum says if finances allow she'll be going to Rio to cheer on her son at the Olympic Games this summer.

Adam Peaty
BBC

The Uttoxeter swimmer won the 100m breaststroke at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow last night.

Pensioner faces desert marathon challenge

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

If the prospect of running around the block fills you with terror, spare a thought for a 71-year-old man from Turnditch who's currently taking part in the toughest footrace on earth, the Marathon des Sables.

Runner in Marathon des Sables
Getty Images

If Bill Mitchell finishes the week-long 156-mile race across the African desert, he'll be the oldest Briton to complete the event.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of the main stories we're covering this morning:

Madsen has international ambitions

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Former Derbyshire cricket captain Wayne Madsen says he's stepped down from the role to enable him to concentrate on his international ambitions.

Wayne Madsen
Getty Images

The 32-year-old South African-born batsman has been tipped for an England call in the past.

Police seize 169 banned dogs in three years

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Only seven other forces have seized more banned dogs in England and Wales than Derbyshire Police during the past three years.

The county's total in that time is 169 dogs.

Pit bull terrier
AFP

The breeds we're talking about are the pit bull terrier, the Japanese tosa, the dogo Argentino, and the fila Braziliero.

Growing number of dogs being seized

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The number of dogs seized by Derbyshire police on suspicion of being banned breeds has been steadily rising during the past three years.

Pit bull terriers are among the banned pets under the Dangerous Dog Act
Getty Images

In 2015, 63 were captured - up from 49 in 2013. Banned breeds include the American pit bull terrier.

Residents worried about Mickleover homes plan

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Plans by Richborough Estates for 252 new homes off Swayfield Close and Greenside Court have received the backing of South Derbyshire district councillors.

But Sue Huskins, who lives in Mickleover, says the village doesn't have the infrastructure to support the scale of the development.

She said: "Where will those people send their children to school? People will try to get their children into the local schools. They'll use the local doctors' surgeries which happen to be full - and where will they shop?"

Green light for new homes in Mickleover

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

We're constantly being told there's a need for more housing so it won't come as a surprise that a scheme for 252 homes on land west of Mickleover was approved last night.

But almost inevitably it's upset some local residents who submitted a petition against the development off Swayfield Close and Greenside Court.

Travel: Delays on the A50

BBC Travel

A lorry and a car have collided on the A50 westbound in Lockington.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here are the top stories we're covering today.

Police: Stabbed teenager 'knew his attacker'

Police say they don't think the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in Swadlincote was a random attack and it is believed the people involved were known to each other.

The 17-year-old has yet to be named.

BreakingTeenager stabbed in Swadlincote dies

Police say a 17-year-old boy who was stabbed in the chest in Swadlincote on Sunday has died in hospital.

The teenager, from Leicester, was attacked following an argument with another man in West Street.

Stabbing scene
BBC

A 20-year-old who suffered a slash wound to the chest when he intervened has been discharged from hospital.  

Peaty strikes gold again

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It was another brilliant night for Uttoxeter's Adam Peaty at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

The City of Derby star retained his national title, picked up yet another gold medal and booked his place on the plane to the Rio Olympics this summer by taking victory in the 100m breaststroke.

Adam Peaty
BBC

Travel: Lorry breakdown partly blocks A515

BBC Travel

A broken down lorry is partially blocking the A515 at Sudbury between the Leathersley Lane junction and the Moreton Lane junction.

Weather: Mainly dry and bright with chance of showers later

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here's today's local weather forecast.

Weather for the East Midlands on Wednesday 13 April 2016