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  1. Updates for Wednesday 29 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Euan Duncan

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That's it for today's updates. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

Weather: Heavy showers will fizzle out overnight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Brighter spells into the evening, but still the risk of a few heavy showers following on behind, which will clear away overnight. Temperatures will slide in rural areas with lows of 8C (46F).

Weather temperatures for 7am on Thursday June 30

It's a dry start tomorrow but the cloud will thicken up quickly. It will feel a little warmer with highs of 17C (63F).

Spireites swoop for Chelsea youngster

BBC Sport

Chesterfield have signed winger Reece Mitchell from Chelsea on a two-year contract.

Reece Mitchell
Getty Images

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here are the main stories we've been covering this afternoon:

  • Tom Webb murder trial is told his fatal stabbing followed a remark made at a group of women
  • Police called to restrain eight-year-old boy at Ripley Junior School
  • Lucas Akins agrees new deal with Burton Albion

Travel: Accident on A38

BBC Travel

An accident has closed a lane on the A38 northbound at Clay Mills in Burton.

Walker falls 30ft into river

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A man walking with his wife suffered hypothermia after falling about 30ft down a bank into the River Wye at Chee Dale.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team help a casualty at Chee Dale
Edale Mountain Rescue Team

He was taken by stretcher to an ambulance by the Edale Mountain Rescue Team and colleagues from Buxton.

Were swan and cygnet killed by car?

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Police are investigating the deaths of a swan and cygnet that were hit by a vehicle in Nethermoor Road in Wingerworth.

Witnesses have alleged a van or car drove deliberately at the birds.

Travel: Train disruption after breakdown

BBC Travel

Replacement bus services are running between Derby and Stoke because of a broken down train near Uttoxeter.

Labour 'not ready to govern' under Corbyn

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

This is the letter sent to Jeremy Corbyn by East Midlands Labour members. It says the party is not ready for government under his leadership.

Letterown as Labour Party leader

Travel: Flooding shuts Sinfin Lane

BBC Travel

Flooding has closed Sinfin Lane in Derby at the Wilmore Road junction.

Rain curtails cricket

Even Canterbury wasn't going to escape the rain today. That's likely to be the end of the match.

At least it would have been dry for the consecration service of the Venerable Janet McFarlane at the cathedral earlier today.

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Flood alert for Bottle Brook

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for Bottle Brook in Derbyshire and its tributaries from Denby to the River Derwent at Little Eaton.

And having seen the rain coming down against the office windows this list might grow before the day is done.

KFC homes plan resubmitted

The original plan for the site with fewer homes was opposed by Derby City Council and Highways England. 

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Labour members call on Corbyn to quit

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More than 100 Labour activists and councillors from the East Midlands have signed a letter calling for Corbyn to step down as party leader.

Former Derby City Council leader Paul Bayliss was among 12 signatories from Derbyshire,

Cricket: Derbyshire frustrated by dogged Kent

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire might have to wait a little longer for their first County Championship win of the season. Kent were 238-3 at tea, an overall lead of 43 runs, and are on course to secure a draw at Canterbury.

Full commentary continues on BBC Radio Derby on 1116AM and via BBC Sport online.

Eight-year-old needed restraining at school

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The police have confirmed they were called to a school in Derbyshire yesterday to help restrain an eight-year-old boy.

In a statement, Ripley Junior School have confirmed officers were called at 12:00 following an incident involving a small number of children.

Ripley Junior School

It says none of them needed medical attention, and the matter is being dealt with under the usual guidelines.

Pet oxygen masks already in use

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The pet oxygen masks have been donated to Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service by people in the county through a charity called Smokey Paws.

Pet oxygen mask being used by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

There are ten masks in the county, imported from the US, and they've been used a few times already.

Travel: Accident closes lane on A38 southbound

BBC Travel

An accident has closed a lane on the A38 southbound in Derby between Palm Court Island and Markeaton Island.

Fire service showcases pet oxygen masks

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The wonders of technology ... now we've got oxygen masks for pets. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue has been putting them to use. 

Oxygen mask for pets
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Tom Webb: Accused wanted 'aura of menace'

Navtej Johal

East Midlands Today reporter

A jury has been shown the knife allegedly used by a teenager to kill 22-year-old Tom Webb in St Peter's Street in Derby.

Michael Auty QC, prosecuting, said the defendant wanted "to demonstrate his power" and "exude an aura of menace and power to those meekly trailing in his wake".

The court was shown CCTV of the night Tom was killed. The defendant denies murder. The trial continues.

Chesterfield keeper injures shoulder

BBC Sport

A blow for the Spireites over the summer - goalkeeper Tommy Lee could miss the start of the League One season after suffering a shoulder injury.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a summary of the main stories this lunchtime.

  • Two community hospitals in Derbyshire face closure as part of healthcare shake-up
  • Derbyshire officially gets first female bishop after consecration at Canterbury Cathedral
  • The former Ripley Hippodrome building is to be demolished next month

Tom Webb murder trial: 'Stabbing followed 'fit' comment'

A jury's heard how a man was stabbed to death in Derby city centre after calling the bluff of a teenager threatening him with a knife. 

The prosecution said Tom Webb, 22, from Alvaston, and his friends were pursued by a group led by the 16-year-old defendant after referring to some women as "fit".

Thomas Webb
Family handout

The defendant, who cannot be named due to his age, denies murder. The trial continues.

Akins handed new Brewers deal

Lucas Akins has signed a new two-year deal with Burton Albion.

The winger has been the club's top scorer for the past two seasons.

Lucas Akins
Getty Images

Weather: Rainy afternoon

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

The rain's arrived and will stay for much of the afternoon, with heavy bursts at times and highs of 15C (59F).

Weather temperatures for Wednesday June 29 to Thursday 30

The rain will mostly clear this evening leaving cloudy spells with isolated showers overnight and lows of 12C (54F).

Derbyshire officially gets first female Bishop

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The first female Bishop in the East Midlands has been consecrated today.

The Venerable Janet McFarlane with the Bishop of Derby the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern

The Venerable Janet McFarlane has been officially appointed Bishop of Repton during a service at Canterbury Cathedral.

Hospital staff will be retained

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today

Clinical staff at Bolsover Hospital and Newholme Hospital (pictured) will be redeployed to look after more people in their own homes. 

Inpatient beds will also go from Clay Cross Hospital and Whitworth Hospital near Matlock.

Newholme Hospital

The changes are bound to be controversial and there will be 90 days of public consultation before any final decisions are made.  

Hospital closures will save NHS cash

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today

NHS managers argue more hospital services can be better provided in patients' own homes - and with an ageing population, expensive outdated buildings and limited funding they insist they have to make the money go further.

Bolsover Hospital

The suggested closure of Bakewell's Newholme Hospital and Bolsover Hospital (pictured) also means the dementia day units there will disappear along with a third day unit at Walton Hospital in Chesterfield.     

BreakingHospitals facing closure

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today

It's been revealed the NHS wants to close two community hospitals in Derbyshire. 

Newholme Hospital at Bakewell and Bolsover Hospital are both earmarked to shut as part of a shake-up of healthcare.    

Former theatre set to be knocked down

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's the Ripley Hippodrome, in High Street, as it looks today.

Ripley Hippodrome

Power supply restored

Good news for those who lost their power for a bit...

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Sudbury inmates go on the run

BBC Radio Derby

Two convicts have absconded from Sudbury open prison in Derbyshire. Joshua Goffe (left), 25, and Joseph Graham, 35, left the prison yesterday afternoon - although police say it's not thought the two men left together.

Joshua Goffe and Joseph Graham
HM Prison Service

Goffe was jailed for nine years for manslaughter in 2011, while Graham was serving a minimum period of five years' imprisonment for kidnap.

Beckett: Corbyn situation 'regrettable'

Derby South MP Dame Margaret Beckett has been explaining why she voted against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of the main stories we've been covering:

  • A52 reopens at Spondon after rush hour crash
  • Former Ripley Hippodrome set for demolition  
  • Derbyshire women in London to join pension protest

Travel: A52 reopens after crash

The A52 eastbound has reopened at Spondon after an accident this morning. 

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Power cut in East Staffordshire

Derbyshire women join pension protest

A group of 49 women from Derbyshire are going to London today to support WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality.

WASPI campaigners
Derbyshire WASPI

They'll be singing a campaign anthem outside Parliament at 12:00.

One lane reopens on A52 eastbound

Derby Telegraph

Traffic was a standstill after three vehicles collided on the A52 this morning.

Call for theatre's frontage to be preserved

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It appears there are only days to save the former Ripley Hippodrome from being demolished, which could happen as early as 7 July.

It's a landmark of Ripley. There are not many buildings left in Ripley. There's the old town hall, there's the hippodrome and the old Co-op building That's really about it. The rest of the historic buildings have been demolished. We're not saying that we don't want the site developed. All we are saying is we'd like the frontage of the building, which is the landmark, to be retained."

Tony HolmesAmber Valley Borough Council
Films which would have been screened at the former Ripley Hippodrome
Mace Archive

A52 accident causing lengthy delays

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's a day for patience if you're heading out of Derby on the A52 eastbound.

A two-vehicle accident in Spondon has been causing delays for most of the rush hour, and traffic is currently queuing back to Pentagon Island in Derby.

A52 eastbound at Spondon

Delays are also being reported on London Road eastbound as motorists avoid using the A52.