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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 17 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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Today's updates have now come to an end. We'll be back on Monday at 08:00.

Weather: Chance of light showers tonight

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It will be cloudy overnight with outbreaks of patchy rain, which will be light, and lows of 11C (52F).

Weather temperatures for 10am on Saturday June 18
BBC

Tomorrow will be a mostly dry day with sunny spells and highs of 17C (63F).

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

  • Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead win today's Women's Tour stage through Derbyshire
  • Long Eaton is hit by floods after torrential rain
  • Three former Royal Marines leave Derby for the latest leg of a 650-mile charity trek to France

Derbyshire race stage 'ideal' for Armitstead

Derbyshire's double dose of women's tour

After today's stage through the Peak District passing through the south of the county tomorrow.

The cyclists race from Nottingham to Stoke during stage four.

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Travel: Five-vehicle accident shuts M1 southbound

BBC Travel

A five-vehicle accident has closed the M1 southbound between J27 for Hucknall and J26 for Nottingham.

Armitstead stage win nets yellow jersey

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Back to the cycling and Lizzie Armitstead is now the overall leader of the Women's Tour 2016.

It follows her victory in today's stage through the Peak District from Ashbourne to Chesterfield.

Lizzie Armitstead wins the third stage of the Aviva Women's Tour 2016 in Chesterfield
Aviva Women's Tour 2016

But it's a narrow lead just five seconds ahead of South Africa's Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio.

Travel: Accident on A5111 in Derby

BBC Travel

An accident is partly blocking the A5111 Manor Road in Derby at the A5250 Burton Road junction.

Dambuster bus grinds to a halt

I'm tempted to hum the theme tune ... in case, like me, you have a lot of dates going round in your head at the moment, it means the bus won't run tomorrow.

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Marines' memorial march to the Somme

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's best foot forward for three former Royal Marines who are part way through a 650-mile commemorative walk from the UK to the battlefields of the Somme.

It's to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle and on the way they'll be collecting crosses with soldiers' names to be laid out when they get to France.

Marines on a commemorative march to the Somme battlefield in France set off from Midland Road in Derby
BBC

They set off on their latest leg from Midland Road in Derby.

Armitstead in pole position to win Women's Tour

Does this constitute a selfie? I can't say I blame them for capturing the moment ... and is that the yellow jersey Lizzie Armitstead's wearing?

Her stage win today has presumably propelled her to the overall race leader's position. I'll update you with the full details later. 

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Crowd cheer Armitstead victory

Moment of triumph ... Lizzie Armitstead crosses the line first in Chesterfield to the delight of many of the spectators.

Lizzie Armitstead celebrates winning stage three of the Women's Tour 2016 in Chesterfield
BBC

Your photos: Flood waters slow to leave Long Eaton

It may be dry where you are now, but as this photo taken by our Weather Watcher snookerballo shows the flood waters remain today at West Park in Long Eaton.

West Park in Long Eaton
snookerballo

Clough admits regret at leaving Brewers

Burton Mail

Nigel Clough admits he regrets leaving Burton Albion in 2009 and is delighted to have finally achieved what he and his staff missed out on first time round.

Nigel Cough celebrates promotion with his Burton Albion management team
Burton Mail

Travel: Cycle festival leads to queues on A6 at Bakewell

BBC Travel

There's queuing traffic on the A6 Haddon Road in Bakewell at the Agricultural Way junction because of motorists heading to the L'Eroica Britannia vintage cycling festival at the Bakewell Showground.

Armitstead powers through Matlock

Leading them home ... Britain's Lizzie Armitstead was in top form as she headed through Matlock.

On this evidence, she could have an Olympic gold medal round her neck by the end of the summer.

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Weather: Hazy sun today, with chance of showers later

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Plenty of cloud around this afternoon with some hazy sunny spells, but a risk of catching a shower later this afternoon and this evening, with highs of 18C (64F).

Weather temperatures for Friday June 17 to Saturday 18
BBC

Any rain will turn patchy through the night, with the lows of 11C (52F).

Armitstead wins stage in Chesterfield

And the stage three winner is Britain's Lizzie Armitstead... I did say it would be nice to see a home-based rider first across the line, and she was the most likely.

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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.

Weather: All set for race finish

Derbyshire county councillor Dean Collins has been sampling the atmosphere at the Women's Tour finish line in Chesterfield.

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Businessman funds Ferry Bridge plaques

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The replacement plaques for Ferry Bridge in Burton aren't the usual blues ones with writing on. These are serious plaques. 

They have cost more than £17,000 and weigh a quarter of a tonne.

One of the new plaques for the historic Ferry Bridge in Burton
BBC

Local businessman George Lawson has paid for them.

'Bring your wellies' for family cycling festival

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

At the start of the day I mentioned two cycling events in Derbyshire this weekend. Away from the Women's Tour 2016, there's news of the other one.

Organisers of the Eroica Britannia family festival at Bakewell Showground say the venue is in good condition.

Only bikes made before 1987 are accepted at the Eroica Britannia family festival
L'Eroica

But they are suggesting people might want to bring wellies, as it’s a bit damp underfoot. That might be an understatement after the week we've had.

Podium prepared to acclaim top cyclist

Who'll be standing on the top of this in Chesterfield later today?

It would be nice to think there will be a British winner of stage three of Women's Tour 2016.  

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Plaques unveiled for Ferry Bridge

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

If watching bicycle wheels going round at speed isn't your thing, let me bring you some news about the restoration of Ferry Bridge in Burton.

Four aluminium plaques have been unveiled ready to be put on the historic bridge once the work's finished.

Ferry Bridge in Burton is being restored
BBC

Three of the original plaques were lost after they were removed from the bridge in 1969.

Cyclists pass through Derbyshire Dales

Women's Tour: Sprint for the line in Buxton

Fast and furious in Buxton ... the town centre was part of a sprint section of today's third stage of the Women's Tour.

The riders now wind their way to Matlock before finishing the stage in Chesterfield.

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Cyclists crowded into Ashbourne

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Crane your neck for a view of the Women's Tour cyclists at Ashbourne funnelled into the town's narrow streets at the start of the third stage.

Women's Tour 2016 cyclists at Ashbourne
BBC

Spectators gather in Buxton to welcome cyclists

As Ashbourne becomes a distant memory, the Women's Tour cyclists head for High Peak.  

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Outlook good for tonight's T20 clash

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

One of my colleagues in the sports department was a little sceptical about the prospects for tonight's T20 Blast cricket between Derbyshire Falcons and Birmingham Bears.

But this photo of the County Ground in Derby suggests all will be well for 19:00. 

County Ground, Derby
Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Don't they play T/20 in waist high water levels sometimes to fashion a result? Full commentary as ever on BBC Radio Derby and via BBC Sport online.

A&E plea from hospitals trust

Looks like it's a busier than usual day for A&E at the Royal Derby Hospital... can you ease the pressure by finding an alternative remedy? 

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Riders weave a trail through Ashbourne

Looks like the crowds turned out to watch the start of the Women's Tour in Ashbourne, with plenty of people wanting to capture the moment for posterity.

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Women's Tour: Race starts at Ashbourne

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Ready for the off... cyclists lining up at the start of stage three of the Aviva Women's Tour 2016 in Ashbourne.

Cyclists prepare for start of Aviva Women's Tour 2016 stage three in Ashbourne
Aviva Women's Tour 2016

And the race is underway with 112km ahead of the cyclists through Derbyshire.

Cyclists face demands of Derbyshire's climbs

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

So let's get down to some facts about today's cycling... and I'm drawing on some expert help here by the way.

Stage three of the Women's Tour 2016 will pack 2,000m of climbing into just over 112km of racing in Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park.

Current overall race leader Marianne Vos from the Netherlands came second in the opening stage of Women's Tour 2016
Getty Images

Heading from Ashbourne, riders will face a number of tricky climbs in the Peak District before heading via Buxton, Youlgreave and Matlock to the finish line in Chesterfield.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of the main stories this morning.

  • Mop up underway after 'waist high' flooding in some parts of south Derbyshire
  • Burton MP says threats are 'frequent' after death of Labour MP
  • And anticipation builds for start of third stage of Women's Tour cycling race in Derbyshire

Market Place finish for cyclists in Chesterfield

Some steep climbs in the Peak District await the world's best women road cyclists today, with the third stage of the event due to start in Ashbourne later this morning and finish in Chesterfield this afternoon.

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Referendum debate cancelled after MP's death

Owner smashed window to escape flooded car

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

This car got stuck in the water at the village of Albert in south Derbyshire.

A car which got stuck in the water at the village of Albert
BBC

The owner had to smash the window to get out. It still had some water in the foot wells.

MPs 'have to shrug off' threats

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Hard to come to terms today with the death yesterday of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed in the street.

The Conservative MP for Burton, Andrew Griffths, was on Parliament's Kashmir committee with her and when asked how common it was for MPs to receive threats, he said: "It's a regular occurrence and actually you just shrug it off.

Jo Cox
AP

"If I called the police every time I got a letter that was threatening or intimidating then I'd be on the phone to the police on a regular basis."