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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 6 July 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 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: Cloudy overnight and mild

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be fairly cloudy overnight with a very small risk of an isolated shower and lows of 14C (57F).

Weather temperatures for 10am on Thursday July 7
BBC

Expect another overcast day tomorrow, but most places should stay dry, with occasional bright spells and highs of 19C (66F).

Traveller eviction 'may take time'

BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council says it may take up to two weeks to evict travellers who've set up camp on Markeaton recreation ground.

They were served with a notice to vacate the area by 13:30 yesterday, but didn't comply.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of the top stories today:

Chilcot report: Derby MP on decision to go to war

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derby South MP Dame Margaret Beckett asks whether the prime minister agrees that MPs should take responsibility for their own decisions, but that the "evil men" of Al Qaeda should also take their own responsibility.

Derby South MP Margaret Beckett on Chilcot report

David Cameron agrees saying: "You must live with the consequences."

NHS 'gratified' pharmacy move was blocked

We note that the claim has failed on all grounds. We are gratified that the judge has confirmed our approach to such decisions where we aim to ensure that the needs of all patient groups are met when we are considering access to pharmaceutical services."

Lisa HughesHead of the Family Health Services Appeals Unit at the NHS Litigation Authority
Superdrug store in Intu shopping centre
BBC

Pharmacy move blocked by High Court

The High Court's prevented a pharmacy in Derby being relocated because of the potential impact on women seeking the morning after pill.

Superdrug store at the Intu shopping centre
BBC

Community Pharmacies (UK) Ltd hoped to move the Superdrug branch in the Intu shopping centre to a GP surgery on Wilson Street 600m away.

Travel: Accident on A52 in Derby

BBC Travel

There's been an accident on the A52 westbound in Derby near Pentagon Island.

Lord Nelson letter sold to private buyer

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A letter written by Lord Nelson on his flagship HMS Victory more than 200 years ago, which failed to sell when it went under the hammer in Derbyshire has been sold for £17,000 to a private buyer post-auction.

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Charles Hanson with letter written by Lord Nelson in 1804
Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers

The letter dated 28 April 1804 was written when Nelson was "attempting to lure the French and Spanish fleet out of Toulon to give battle" and was expected to fetch up to £30,000 at a Hansons auction in Etwall.  

Council to consider care home sell-off

BBC Radio Derby

Most of Derby's remaining council-owned care homes and day centres could be sold off.

The authority has published a report which says it'll try and market them to other organisations in the coming months ahead of a decision in November.

Robins v Reds friendly off

Disappointment for Ilkeston supporters as a pre-season friendly against Championship opposition is called off.

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Water flows under scrutiny

Nice enough day to be outdoors ... the Environment Agency has been checking water flows on the River Churnet, which has its source in the Derbyshire Peak District, before winding through the Staffordshire Moorlands.

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Chilcot report: Outline of events which led to Derbyshire soldier's death

Skinner calls on Cameron to save Bolsover Hospital

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner chose today's Prime Minister's Questions to appeal for financial support to save Bolsover Hospital.

Dennis Skinner suggested a headline as he urged the PM to give money to his local NHS.

Weather: Dry and cloudy afternoon

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Plenty of cloud around during this afternoon, but it should remain dry with light winds and highs of 19C (66F).

Weather temperatures for Wednesday July 6 to Thursday 7
BBC

It should be a milder night than of late because of the cloud cover, with lows of 13C (55F).

Travel: Accident on M1 northbound

BBC Travel

An accident has shut off two lanes on the M1 northbound between J29a and J30 in Derbyshire.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

Amnesty nets 392 knives

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Nearly 400 knives are off the streets of Derbyshire after a successful six-week police amnesty.

Knives handed in during six-week amnesty organised by Derbyshire Police
Derbyshire Police

Spireites strive for peak fitness

What the photo doesn't show is a squad of Spireites players a short distance away doing 100 press-ups ... on one hand.

Who's going to be brave enough to ask Mr Purchase what he does from August onwards once the players are ready for match action?

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Market stalls out in Matlock

You can't beat a market for atmosphere, especially on a nice day and in a lovely setting. 

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Your photos: Deer surveys surroundings

Those antlers look impressive ... our Weather Watcher richyb took this photograph of a deer near Ilkeston.

Deer at Ilkeston
richyb

On the move ... cricket game heads south

All change for Sunday -  and that's nothing to do with the kit. The Falcons T20 Blast game at home to Yorkshire has been switched from Queen's Park in Chesterfield to the County Ground in Derby. 

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Council legally obliged to help cattle market firms

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More on the financial support for Derby cattle market businesses ... the city council says the level of compensation it has to pay out is set down in law.

Derby cattle market
BBC

The cattle market closed last month and the council intends to demolish it.

Cash boost for cattle market companies

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A little goes a long way as the saying goes ... businesses forced to leave Derby's cattle market are to receive a share of £250,000 in compensation.

But how many ways will that cash windfall be split?

Derby cattle market
BBC

Iraq War: Conflict was 'not in my name'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Sue Argyle, from Derby's Stop the War campaign, said: "I don't think it's about blame, I think it's accountability. We are told this was in our name, well it was not in my name.

"The invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan was not in my name and I will not have that said."

Sue Argyle
BBC

"And if this inquiry comes out and says actually the people that were saying we're doing this in your name, for the freedom of the world, this is for a good cause ... as long as it comes out that 'no' this was not a good cause, accountability needs to be had, and 'yes' of course we need to learn lessons."

Cricket heading for total washout

It gets worse ... I sense an abandonment coming later today. And that will surely trigger the switch of the T20 match on Sunday from Chesterfield to Derby.

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Derby campaigner says a million Iraqis died in conflict

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Let's turn our attention to the long-awaited Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War. Its findings will be published this morning seven years after it was set up.

Tony Blair visiting troops in Basra in 2004
PA

Sue Argyle was part of the Stop the War Coalition in Derby which protested against the UK's involvement in the Iraq conflict, and says a million Iraqi people died during the invasion.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

These are the main stories this morning:

Falcons consider Sunday fixture switch

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire are considering switching Sunday's T20 Blast match against Yorkshire to the County Ground as the annual festival of cricket in Chesterfield threatens to be a complete washout.

Scene at Queen's Park ground in Chesterfield earlier this season
BBC

The club have lost four successive day's cricket to the weather at Queen's Park. The photo was from earlier this season during a downpour ... the ice cream seller must be an eternal optimist.

Travel: Accident on A38 northbound

BBC Travel

There's been an accident on the A38 northbound in Barton-under-Needwood at the Catholme turn-off.

Travel: M1 southbound reopens

BBC Travel

Congestion in the area remains, but at least the M1 southbound in Leicestershire has reopened between junctions 22 and 21a.

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Cricket down the drain again

This wasn't the news local cricket lovers wanted to hear ... no play for a third day in a row at Chesterfield.

Let's hope our commentator isn't being rewarded on a 'pay as you play' basis...

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Somme service in Glossop this morning

A chance to pay your respects if you're in the area ...

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Travel: Motorway gridlocked on approach to J22

BBC Travel

I wouldn't fancy being stuck in that queue. I did say it might take a while if you're heading south on the M1 this morning.

M1 southbound approaching J22
Highways England

Local Tory MPs favour May for party leader

Here's how most of our local MPs voted in the first round of the Conservative Party leadership contest.

Will they stay loyal to the end now?

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Travel: Surface relaid on M1 southbound

BBC Travel

This is more promising news about the repairs on the M1 southbound. It can't take too long to paint the white lines, can it?

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