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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 19 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Our live updates have ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

Uncomfortable night ahead in warm weather

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Not a night for winter duvets then...

Duvet
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Weather: Warm night ahead

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

A fine, warm and sunny evening.

BBC weather grid
BBC

It will stay dry overnight but there will be some cloud drifting in and it will be a very warm and muggy night. 

Minimum of 21C (70F).  

Stay safe in the sun

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue tweets...

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Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire: 

Check the temperature near you

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Want to know how hot it is where you are? Try this handy postcode temperature tracker...

BBC weather map
BBC

Your photos: Hottest day of the year

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It looks hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement in Heanor. 

Housing estate in Heanor
Shrek

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Shrek for the pic. 

Open water warning for sunseekers

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Police have used the death of the man in the canal to highlights the dangers of jumping into water can be during hot weather: 

Tragically, this incident proves just how dangerous open water can be. Although it may seem fun at the time, the public need to be aware that swimming in open water brings many dangers including the risk of drowning, catching diseases and hypothermia to name just a few.

Ch Insp Steve MaskreyStaffordshire Police

Children take cover in Colin Bloomfield sun shade

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There are also plenty of people making use of the Colin Bloomfield sun shade in Alvaston Park.

Sun shade
BBC

Man dies after jumping in canal

Sarah Portlock

BBC News Online

A man has died in Burton after jumping into a canal, according to Staffordshire Police.

Officers, who were called to the canal in Waterside Road around 22:00 yesterday, say the 46-year-old got into difficulty. 

He was pulled from the water and received treatment from paramedics before being transferred to hospital where he died.

Take care in the sun

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Colin Bloomfield UV sun meter is coming in handy in Markeaton Park this afternoon. 

Sun meter
BBC

Swadlincote homes unable to call 999

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Emergency services are warning homeowners in Swadlincote of an 'on-going' problem that means they cannot dial 999, according to reports in the Burton Mail.

Third man charged in connection with Derby murder

Sonia Kataria

BBC News Online

A third man has been charged with the murder of a 51-year-old man who was stabbed in his home in Derby.

Richard Bernard
Family handout

Richard Bernard (pictured) was found hurt outside his flat on Trocadero Court, on 24 May and died shortly after.

Hassan Daani, 29, of Depot Street, in the Normanton area, is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday.

Two other men are due to appear at the same court in September.

Your photos: Hottest day of the year

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I think these sheep at Calke Abbey have got the right idea in this heat. 

Sheep at Calke Abbey
Ian Derry

Thanks to Ian Derry for sending it in. 

Delay in BBC Local Live updates

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Apologies for the slight delay - it appears the warm weather has finally caught up with my computer. 

Weather: 'Hottest day of the year'

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A hot and sunny afternoon in store with very high UV levels and a high pollen count.     

Temperatures could reach 33C (91F).     

Police warning on 'hottest day of the year'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police tweets...

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Dropped cases may 'undermine public confidence'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The charity Victim Support has expressed concerns about the number of cases dropped due to lack of evidence in Derbyshire. 

Courtroom
BBC

Lucy Hastings, director of Victim Support, said: "We are concerned by this apparent increase in the number of cases being dropped due to lack of evidence, which may increase suffering for victims of crime and undermine public confidence in the criminal justice system." 

Cool cats in lollipop lick-a-thon

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Except, urgh... it's TUNA FLAVOURED.

They're really going for it

'Almost a thousand' criminal cases dropped in 2014-15

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire has one of the highest proportions of criminal cases dropped in England and Wales due to lack of evidence. 

Scales of justice
Thinkstock

11,130 defendants were prosecuted across the region in 2014-15, with 965 cases dropped. 

My kind of sky

Tom Brown

Sports reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Sky
BBC

Clough: Talks with Choudhury 'ongoing'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Hamza Choudhury watched Burton Albion beat Stoke in a friendly on Saturday. 

Nigel Clough and Hamza Choudhury
Getty Images

"We'd love to get him back if we can, so that's ongoing," said Brewers boss Nigel Clough.  

Your photos: Hottest day of the year

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

What a day at Markeaton Park...

Markeaton Park
BBC

It is warmer than Mumbai I tell you. 

Clough: We'd love to bring Choudhury back

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Fancy seeing this rather impressive afro back at the Pirelli next season? 

Hamza Choudhury
Empics

Nigel Clough wants to bring Leicester's Hamza Choudhury back to Burton after a three month loan spell. 

Investigation into Derbyshire hospital 'abuse'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The authorities are now investigating what happened at Aston Hall Hospital.  

Derbyshire's Aston Hall
SWNS

And if you'd like to hear about what happened at Aston Hall then there is a File on 4 programme this evening at 20:00 on BBC Radio 4. 

Peckish? What a n-ice treat

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

SWEETCORN ICE LOLLIES?! Well it's one way to cool the chickens down.

Thanks to Ian McGibbon for the video - filmed in his back garden in Stretton.

The frozen treats went down well

Your photos: Hottest day of the year

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Not a cloud in the sky at Edale...

Edale
Heidi Jane

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Heidi Jane for the pic. 

Aston Hall doctor asked 'very personal sexual questions'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Dr Milner died in 1975, making it impossible to put these allegations of sexual abuse to him. 

However, his family point to another former patient who says she was treated with sodium amytal by Dr Milner after seeking his help voluntarily in the 1950s. She describes him as "wonderful" and says the treatment had made her life worth living.

Whatever the truth of these allegations, nearly all the patients we spoke to agreed Dr Milner asked very personal sexual questions during treatment.

Patients have 'alleged sexual abuse' at Aston Hall

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Experts say Dr Milner should have published research if he was using treatment on young patients that wasn't being widely used elsewhere.

Aston Hall hospital
SWNS

It wasn't just the use of the drug itself that was questionable, but what Dr Milner is alleged to have done when patients were under its influence.

Marianne says she had an internal examination in the room, which was embarrassing and unnecessary, and other patients have alleged sexual abuse by Dr Milner.

Aston Hall doctor was practicing 'shell-shock treatment'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

One expert believes Dr Milner was practising "narcoanalysis" at Aston Hall, a therapy used during World War Two to treat soldiers with shell-shock.

It was thought men who had experienced the horror of battle sometimes repressed what had happened to them - and this turned the trauma into severe physical paralysis or depression.

'Happy Christmas, doctor'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Marianne, who was sent to Aston Hall, recalls a session with the doctor where she was stripped, made to wear a stiff white gown and told she would be asked some questions.

Drug cupboard sign
Project Mayhem

Then he injected her with a drug that heavily sedated her.

"I can remember equating it to being drunk and I was going: 'I feel like I've had about a bottle of gin, I feel like I've had about two bottles of gin'. And I can remember going: 'Happy Christmas, doctor'."

What went on at the hospital that 'experimented' on child patients?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

My colleagues Phil Kemp and Ruth Evans have been investigating what happened at Aston Hall hospital in Derbyshire during the 1960s and 70s. 

The patient dormitories at Aston Hall
Nottingham City Council/Picturethepast.org

All that's left today of the complex is a grand white house where the hospital's staff once lived. 

The site of the patient dormitories (pictured) is being redeveloped to make way for new homes.  

Rams continue Portugal tour

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The hard work continues...

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Ramage: Hendrick 'worth £10m'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ex-Rams defender Craig Ramage has said Burnley are "trying to steal" midfielder Jeff Hendrick for £5.5m.  

Jeff Hendrick
Ian Walton/Getty Images

"I wouldn't sell Jeff Hendrick for less than £10m" he told BBC Radio Derby. 

Glamorgan dominate Derbyshire at Colwyn Bay

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Along with the retirement of wicketkeeper Tom Poynton, Derbyshire didn't have a great day at Colwyn Bay. 

Tom Poynton
Getty Images

They'll resume this morning on 78-1, having been bowled out for 177 in their first innings

Glamorgan made 518. 

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire: 

  • Campaigners say plans to put hundreds of homes on the edge of the historic Kedleston estate are "totally unsuitable"
  • Severn Trent Water says there are no plans for water restrictions across the region despite the heatwave
  • Ex-Rams defender Craig Ramage says Jeff Hendrick is a £10m player, amid interest from Burnley

Water moved to deal with heatwave

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Staffordshire's water supplier say its been able to balance out supplies by moving water across the region, helped by last month's rainfall, which filled local reservoirs back up to healthy levels.

So water away as you wish...

Warm weather across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Carsington Water looks a picture in this glorious weather - BBC Radio Derby's Martyn Williams took this pic a little earlier. 

Carsington Water
BBC

No plans for hose pipe ban

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Despite the warm weather - there are no plans for any water restrictions, according to Severn Trent Water. 

Hosepipe
BBC

The supplier is just encouraging customers to be careful with consumption.