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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 1 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Weather: Rain fizzles out overnight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Any rain will ease off overnight and become lighter and patchier, but it will remain damp and cloudy, with lows of 13C (55F).

Weather temperature for 7am on Tuesday August 2
BBC

It's a damp start to Tuesday, as there's rain on and off through the morning.

Shackell plotting promotion push

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derby County defender Jason Shackell says consistency is needed if the Rams are to win promotion this season.

He told the club's official site: “We need to thrive on being a side that people think will be near the top end of the table.

Jason Shackell
Getty Images

"We need to be at our best more consistently and live up to our expectations – rather than doing it occasionally.”  

EU referendum voting figures the stuff of headaches

Close-up on children's heart surgery

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's incredible what technology can do for us ...

Footage of children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

These are top stories today.

Exploding heater burns pensioner

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Kevin from Shardlow, whose 73-year-old mum Eileen was badly burnt when an outdoor heater exploded, says all open flames should have a guard to protect people.

He also said the bio-ethanol fuel for the heater comes in a "flimsy plastic bottle".

"You can't buy petrol in plastic bottles. Why are we selling bio-ethanol in plastic bottles? It's the same as petrol, if not worse."

Police yet to name dead man

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Supt Jim Allen, from Chesterfield police, said “We are in the very early stages of the inquiry.

Thorntree Court in Chesterfield
Google

“We are using our forensic teams to try to build a picture of the events that led to the man’s death and are not yet in a position to name him.”

Police investigate suspicious death in Chesterfield

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A man has been found dead at a house in Chesterfield.

Police say the body was found at a property in Thorntree Court in Grangewood this morning and the death is being treated as suspicious.

No further details on the man have yet been released.

Derby golfer under the weather

It seems that Melissa Reid felt below par for one of the biggest tournaments of the year ... that must be so frustrating.

On Instagram she wrote: "Great to have so much support... Shame I didn't feel 100% last week but game is close. Time to recover and get healthy."

Reid falls away at Open

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derby's Melissa Reid slipped down the field over the final two rounds of the women's British Open golf at Woburn.

Melissa Reid
Getty Images

She was two under par at the halfway stage, but ended on five over.

Council tells travellers to leave

Derbyshire Times

Travellers who have set up on a Chesterfield playing field have been asked to move on.

Former Rams players feature in charity cricket contest

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

If you ever wondered what he does at weekends ... BBC Radio Derby's Rams summariser Craig Ramage took part in a charity cricket match in Spondon yesterday in memory of BBC presenter Colin Bloomfield. 

Craig Ramage
Steve Allen

He'll be back on the airwaves tonight from 18:00 for the return of Sportscene Talk-In. 

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

  • A pensioner is seriously injured by an exploding patio heater
  • Thousands of Bakewell puddings are being sent to food festivals in Japan
  • Ex-Rams boss Paul Clement tells newspaper he turned down England coaching job

Bio-ethanol heaters safe, fire service says

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Despite a 73-year-old Derbyshire woman being seriously injured by an exploding bio-ethanol heater, fire experts say they are safe if used properly.

Bi-ethanol bottle
BBC

The heaters use liquid fuel which burns cleanly and Dave Coss, from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, says they should pose no risk if the manufacturers' instructions are followed.  

Clement said 'no' to England role

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Former Derby County head coach Paul Clement has revealed he turned down the chance to join Sam Allardyce's England coaching staff.

Paul Clement
BBC

Clement told the German newspaper Bild: "There was an inquiry, and it is a huge honour. I thought about it but there is so much to do at Bayern [Munich] that it is incompatible. That's why, after consulting with the team, I turned it down."

Dexter takes a dip

Cooling down after a hard day's work ...

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Puddings to be part of food fairs

Every year for the last 40 years, they've had an English food fair and they go exploring the British countryside looking for Artisan producers. And this year they came to talk to us in Japan about supplying them with Bakewell puddings."

Richard Nealonfrom Bloomers of Bakewell

Bakewell puddings set for sea journey to Japan

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A Derbyshire bakery has been asked to send 15,000 Bakewell puddings to Japan.

Bloomers Craft Bakery in Bakewell was asked to provide them for two food festivals later this year.

Bloomers
Google

The journey by sea from Southampton will take up to 40 days.

Your photos: Lush gardens

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

What a great pic - thanks to Weather Watcher dodger for uploading it.

Gardens
Dodger

Gym bought by private health firm

BBC Radio Derby

Nuffield Health has officially taken ownership of the Virgin Active gym near Derbyshire Cricket Club.

It's one of 35 gyms bought by the firm across the country, making it the second biggest fitness provider in the UK.  

Falcons face Foxes in final group match

BBC Sport

Derbyshire need to win and other results to go their way if they're to qualify for the quarter-finals of the One-Day Cup.

Listen to live BBC local radio commentary online as the Falcons host Leicestershire from 14:00.

Ben Cotton
Getty Images

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

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

Travel: End of festival leads to delays

BBC Travel

Traffic is slow around the Pikehall area because of people leaving the Y Not Festival.

Weather: Getting cloudier

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloud will increase through the afternoon and rain is expected to push in this evening.

Weather temperatures for Monday July 1 to Tuesday 2
BBC

The rain will just be light showers by morning, with lows of 14C (57F).

Falcons chairman frustrated by poor season

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire County Cricket Club chairman Chris Grant tweeted yesterday: "Extremely disappointing to be facing the prospect of our season being over yet again by 1 August.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club
Empics

"I can assure all members and supporters that we will do all we can to turn this around. I completely share your frustration."

Cricket chairman blasts current form

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire County Cricket Club chairman Chris Grant says he's "totally dissatisfied" with the team's recent form.

Chris Grant
Getty Images

It follows another big defeat in the One-Day Cup yesterday.

Ex-councillor to face local elections charge

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

A former Conservative councillor from Derby is to face a charge of providing false information at last month's local elections.

Richard Smalley, of Manor Road in Borrowash, will appear in court later this month. He resigned his Allestree seat shortly after the election.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

Burnt pensioner needed nine-hour skin graft

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More on our story about a Derbyshire woman who was badly burnt when an outdoor bio-ethanol heater exploded.

Pensioner Eileen from derbyshire who was badly burnt when an outdoor heater exploded
BBC

Eileen, 73, remains in intensive care. Her son Kevin, from Shardlow, says his mother underwent a nine-hour skin graft and is fighting for her life.

Your photos: Sunset over Eyam

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Wow ... that's some scene. Our Weather Watcher Sam's House took this sunset photo in Eyam on Saturday evening.

Eyam
Sam's House

Travel: Broken traffic lights in Sinfin

BBC Travel

There's been a traffic light failure on Wilmore Road in Derby at the Sinfin Lane junction, causing disruption in both directions.

Exploding heater turned woman into 'human fireball'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A Derbyshire woman remains in intensive care three weeks after she was turned into a "human fireball" by her patio heater.

Eileen's hands
BBC

Eileen's son said his mother looked like "burnt chicken" after the accident

Weather: Cool day with chance of rain

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here's today's local weather forecast - rain could arrive later in the day.

Weather for the East Midlands on Monday 1 August 2016

Travel: Crash in Fradley

BBC Travel

There's an accident on the A38 in Fradley near the Fradley Arms Junction affecting traffic in both directions.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

These are the top stories today.

  • Derbyshire man reduced to tears by injuries his mother suffered when outdoor heater exploded
  • Traffic light switch-off at retail park in Derby welcomed by shoppers and businesses
  • Derbyshire bakery to send thousands of Bakewell puddings to Japan

Son wants bio-ethanol heaters banned

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Eileen was sitting next to the outdoor heater in her garden when it exploded.

Bio-ethanol heater
BBC

Her son Kevin is now calling for bio-ethanol heaters to be banned.

Pensioner burnt by exploding heater

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

You might find details of this story upsetting ... a Derbyshire man says he was moved to tears after seeing his mother's injuries from an exploding heater.

Pensioner suffered burns after bio-ethanol heater exploded
BBC

Kevin, who lives in Shardlow, says his 73-year-old mother Eileen was turned into a human fireball when a bio-ethanol heater exploded, showering her with burning fuel.

Travel: M1 delays

BBC Travel

An accident is blocking a lane on the M1 northbound between J24A and J25.