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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 15 June 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: Showers set to fade

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

One or two showers will roam around into the evening, but they will mostly die away overnight, but the cloud will remain and it will stay muggy with lows of 11C (52F).

Weather temperatures for 7am on Thursday June 16
BBC

Statue tribute to Burton war hero

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A statue of Burton's most decorated soldier is being made for a national museum.

Lance Corporal William Coltman from Burton was awarded the Victoria Cross for rescuing casualties in the First World War as a stretcher bearer.

The life-size statue is being built for the Victoria Cross Museum in Doncaster, and will appear as if its made of bronze.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of the main stories this afternoon.

Jackdaw getting to grips with tasty morsel

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It seems the jackdaw may not have learnt his lesson yet ... what's going to happen when it comes across landfill sites?

Feeding time for Jackdaw which swallowed tweezers
RSPCA

He seems right as rain and has been eating well ever since. He obviously has quite the tweezer fetish though so we have to be extra careful when feeding him."

Dr Bev PantoRSPCA vet

Jackdaw bit off more than it could chew

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

This one's not for the squeamish ... vets have operated on a young jackdaw from Swadlincote after it swallowed a pair of tweezers.

Jackdaw from Swadlincote swallowed a pair of tweezers
RSPCA

X-rays showed the metal tweezers filled the whole length of the bird's body, but it's now on the mend.

Rain puts paid to carnival funfair

The Carnival Show and funfair on West Park in Long Eaton have had to be cancelled but the parade's still on.

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Man dies after fall from tree

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A man's died after falling out of a tree in Burton. 

Police received a call around 01:00 from Richard Holden who claimed he was being chased by a group of men and had climbed a tree near the canal on Edward Street.

Queen's Hospital, Burton
BBC

He was admitted to Queen's Hospital and later died while undergoing treatment.

Travel: Accident in Mickleover

BBC Travel

An accident is affecting traffic in both directions on Radborne Lane in Mickleover between the B5020 Station Road junction and the Hackwood Farm junction.

Local unemployment statistics

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

If you like statistics, here are the details of the local unemployment figures: Derby down from 2,700 to 2,560, Derbyshire from 6,155 to 5,985 and East Staffordshire 735 to 715.

Chamber says 'business growth' still apparent

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Following the fall in unemployment locally, BBC Radio Derby's political reporter Chris Doidge says the region's chamber of commerce reports that businesses are continuing to grow.

Job Centre plus sign
BBC

He says that's despite "the political paralysis they're seeing as the EU referendum campaign nears its conclusion."

M1 closure cost £29m

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Remember the man who climbed an information sign on the M1 southbound leading to its closure ... a court heard today that shutting the motorway may have cost emergency services and the wider economy £29m.

M1 southbound closure in Leicestershire after man climbed on sign
BBC

Travel: Flooding in Repton

BBC Travel

There's flooding on Main Street in Repton between the Broomhills Lane and Hartshorne Road junctions.

Drivers are being asked to drive slowly through the water to prevent it being washed into nearby houses.

And we've heard there are several abandoned vehicles in floodwater on Occupation Lane in Woodville.  

Travel: Two incidents on M1 southbound

BBC Travel

There are two problems on the M1 southbound this afternoon. A three-vehicle accident has blocked two lanes between J27 and J26.

And a broken down lorry has closed a lane between J30 and J29a.

Flooding causes sewer problems

Cricket falls victim to rain

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The covers remain on at Edgbaston.

Rainy outlook at Edgbaston
Warwickshire County Cricket Club

No surprise that the One-Day Cup clash between Warwickshire and Derbyshire has been abandoned.

Travel: More flooding on A514

BBC Travel

There's flooding on the A514 in Stanton by Bridge at the B587 junction.

Real ale or real politics?

Derby North MP Amanda Solloway raised a laugh at Prime Minister's Questions when the subject of beer made the political agenda.

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Flooding in Bullbridge

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Fancy a dip? That's it ... it's the answer to the lack of public swimming pools in Derby at the moment.

A610 in Bullbridge last night
Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey had this view of the A610 in Bullbridge last night, and you can see a little more of his journey on our Facebook page.

Weather: Weather warning remains for heavy rain

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

The risk of heavy and thundery showers continues this afternoon, so there's a yellow weather warning in force from the Met Office advising of the risks of flash flooding, with highs of 18C (64F).

Weather temperatures for Tuesday June 15 to Wednesday 16
BBC

Showers should gradually fizzle out tonight with temperatures falling away to 12C (54F).

Roads flood after heavy rain

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Heavy rain overnight and this morning has left several roads in Derbyshire under water.

The A514 near the Ticknal turn at Swarkestone Bridge was one of the worst affected areas.

Flash flooding in Swadlincote
Pirate Pat

Severn Trent Water says it's working round the clock to deal with more incidents of flooding than it would expect at this time of year.  

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a summary of the main stories we're covering this lunchtime:

Police confirm assault arrest

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More on the newspaper report about Rams midfielder Jacob Butterfield ... here's what West Yorkshire Police have said today.

"At 02.28 on Sunday, police were called to a report of a 47-year-old man having been assaulted at an address in Bardsey. The man was treated at hospital and discharged later that day.

Jacob Butterfield
BBC

"A 26-year-old man, from Leeds, was arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released on police bail pending further inquiries."  

Rams midfielder arrested at own engagement party

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More football-related trouble now ... The Sun is reporting that Derby County midfielder Jacob Butterfield was arrested at his own engagement party at the weekend.

Jacob Butterfield
PA

It's claimed the 26-year-old clashed with a man who nibbled the foot of Butterfield's fiancee.

Power back on in Swadlincote

Your pictures: Bird's eye view of the rain

This collared dove looks a bit wet and bedraggled. I suppose the trees aren't much protection when the heavy showers arrive.

Collared dove at Heanor
Stoneyford View

The photograph was taken by our Weather Watcher Stoneyford View at Heanor.

Jobless tally drops locally

BBC Radio Derby

The number of people claiming jobseekers' allowance has fallen across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

There were 330 fewer people claiming out-of-work benefits in May, compared to April.

Flooding in south Derbyshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

This was the A514 in south Derbyshire earlier today.

Flooding on the A514
BBC

Motorists were taking evasive action wherever practical.

Council 'no plans to reopen' pay review talks

Hot off the press, reaction to the planned industrial action by school support staff from Derby City Council. 

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Arsonists take stove during break-in

Have you been offered this stove by any chance? It was stolen from a shed during a break-in at Wessington in which the shed was burnt down.

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Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of the main stories we're covering today.

Power cut in Swadlincote

Strike action set to close 26 schools

Derby Telegraph

A total of 26 Derby schools will be closed on Thursday due to a support staff strike over pay, while the industrial action from the union Unison will see another 20 schools partially shut.

About 400 Derby school support staff are expected to strike over pay on Thursday
Derby Telegraph

Children's centre staff ponder next move

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Neil Ploughman chairs Unison in Derbyshire and says staff who work in the centres will be considering their next step.

He said: "We don't want to get into an argument at this moment in time with regard to threats of industrial action.

"But we want to be listened to, we want our concerns taking on board because we believe there are alternatives."

Strike action to hit Derby's schools

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Some of Derby's schools will be quieter than usual tomorrow as support staff start industrial action in their dispute over a pay review.

Earlier protest by school support staff outside Derby City Council offices
BBC

It's expected that 26 of the city's 72 schools will be closed, while a further 20 will be partially shut.

Travel: Flooding delays train services

BBC Travel

Flooding is causing problems for trains in Derbyshire today. East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry services are delayed between Derby and Chesterfield.

There are also delays on East Midlands Trains between Derby and Matlock, while CrossCountry trains from Derby to Birmingham New Street are disrupted by a landslide at Water Orton. 

50,000 sign petition against children's centre closures

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

How frustrating ... despite having almost 50,000 signatures, a petition to Derbyshire County Council may have been submitted too late to have any impact.

County Hall at Matlock in Derbyshire
BBC

The council's looking into how many of the signatories were from outside Derbyshire.

Petition over children's centres closure arrives too late

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's emerged the largest petition ever received by Derbyshire County Council may have had little impact over the closure of children's centres because it was submitted too late.

The county council is to shut 29 centres across Derbyshire to save money
BBC

The authority received the petition yesterday, which was the same day it decided to close 29 out of 51 of these centres.