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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 3 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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Today's updates have now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday.

Weather: Rain could arrive later

BBC Weather

  A generally cloudy and breezy evening with the chance of showers and lows of 15C (59F).  

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here our final recap of the current top stories:

  • Train services are returning to normal after yesterday's bridge collapse in Barrow upon Soar
  • A 16-year-old boy has gone missing in Bakewell
  • This year's Bakewell Show is under way

Birds of prey at Bakewell Show

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

This has the makings of a caption contest ... BBC Radio Derby presenter Sally Pepper got a first hand look at the falconry display during the Bakewell Show today.

Falconry at Bakewell Show
BBC

Parental sacrifices helped Peaty

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty has the support of his parents to thank for putting him within touching distance of an Olympic gold medal, according to his coach.

His mum Caroline has sacrificed holidays abroad and conquered a fear of driving to help her son to the top.

Adam Peaty
AP

"It was really hard going. I'd have given up many a time," Caroline, from Uttoxeter, has told the Radio Times.

You can read more from Caroline and the story of their support of their son on the way to Rio here.

Costly delay for hospital IT system

BBC Radio Derby

Burton's hospital trust spent £1.7m on an IT system it couldn't use. The NHS trust paid for the new patient record system for six years before it was actually able to use it.

Queen's Hospital in Burton
BBC

It finally went live in March this year, and the trust says it should improve outcomes for patients.

Burton Albion 'face tough start'

Burton Albion face a daunting start to their first-ever Championship campaign, according to boss Nigel Clough.

The Brewers begin the season with a trip to Nottingham Forest and also face Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn and Derby County in August.  

"You look through the fixtures and wonder where we're getting a point from sometimes, never mind a win," said Clough.

Nigel Clough
Rex Features

Plea for help to find flytippers

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

White van ... are those dents in the side? Narrows it down, doesn't it?

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Police on gun boy's disapperance

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police has issued a statement over the disappearance of a boy who was convicted of a firearm offence.

Insp Ranjit Dol, based at Peartree police station said: "Derbyshire Police received information on 6 June that an 11-year-old boy was residing in the Czech Republic.

"Prior to this date, officers from Derby carried out a number checks at addresses in the city centre in an attempt to locate the boy. These proved negative."

Fire quickly put out at Derby cafe

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Fire crews were called to the Intu shopping centre in Derby after a small fire at the Caruso Cafe Boutique today.

Fire at Caruso Shopping Boutique in Intu shopping centre in Derby
BBC

Theme park fans warned about ticket scam

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Alton Towers is warning people not to fall for an online scam after a post shared on social media promised five free tickets to the resort.

Alton Towers theme park entrance
Getty Images

Theme park bosses confirmed it's not an official offer and believe it could be an attempt to steal personal details.

Weather: Cloudy with chance of a shower later

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It will stay breezy and turn increasingly cloudy this afternoon, with the risk of a couple of showers and highs of 21C (70F).

Weather temperatures for Wednesday August 3 to Thursday 4
BBC

There'll be a couple of showers around in the early hours of tomorrow, with overnight lows of 15C (59F).

Scenic setting for Bakewell Show

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A perfect setting for show day in Bakewell ... all that's missing is the sunshine, although at least it isn't raining.

Bakewell Show
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Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

  • Engineers work through night to reopen region's train lines to London after bridge collapse
  • Fire at cafe in Derby shopping centre
  • This year's Bakewell Show gets under way

Police concern over missing teenager

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Police are concerned about a teenager who's gone missing from Matlock.

Cameron Adams from Matlock
Derbyshire Police

Cameron Adams, 16, was last seen in Hopton yesterday evening.

Barrow upon Soar bridge collapse 'unusual'

It's extremely rare. I think the last time I saw a spandrel wall like this fall off was probably five years ago. And, bearing in mind there are 50-60,000 railway bridges, that's not many."

Bill HarveyInstitution of Structural Engineers

'Water leak may have triggered bridge collapse'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More from Bill Harvey of the Institution of Structural Engineers about the cause of the bridge collapse at Barrow upon Soar.

He said: "From the photos it looks as though over recent months or years there's been water leaking from the main, so water would have been washing down, very small quantities, but that may have built up a bit of pressure.

Collapsed bridge at Barrow upon Soar
BBC

"That may have caused the structure to be that little bit more fragile when they started on there with a digger. And away it went."

Arrests follow police chase

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Another busy night for the local traffic police ... a bit of leg work was involved as well.

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Roadworks warning for bus users

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

If you're planning to catch a bus in Derby today you might want to be aware of this potential obstacle to your plans.

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Fire at Intu Centre

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The area around the Caruso Cafe Boutique in Derby was evacuated after a fire upstairs.

A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said the sprinklers activated and nobody was injured.

She said crews from Kingsway, Nottingham Road and Ascot Drive remain at the scene but the situation is under control.

Fire at Derby cafe

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

We're just hearing about a fire at the Caruso Cafe Boutique in Derby's Intu Centre.

Police say the area has been cordoned off and firefighters are at the scene.

Vaz: Derby should follow Leicester example with refugees

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The chair of the home affairs select committee says Derby should take its fair share of Syrian refugees.

Keith Vaz
BBC

Keith Vaz says Derby should be commended for accommodating so many asylum seekers, but that Leicester shows you can do both.

Wind scuppers museum roadshow

Train passes scene of bridge collapse

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a sight we weren't expecting to see today ... a train passing through Barrow upon Soar close to where a bridge collapsed early yesterday morning.

Train passing through Barrow upon Soar
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

Huge lump of brickwork broke away from bridge

If you wondering what happened at Barrow upon Soar, let's get the expert view from Bill Harvey of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

He says: "The wall from the arch right up to the parapet has fallen off sideways on to the railway track. I would say it's probably about a 6.7m high, 10m-long big lump of brickwork.

Collapsed bridge at Barrow upon Soar
BBC

"The footpath on the road has gone with it and there's a mini-digger down there as well, with quite a lot of material ending on the track."

Young foxes star heading to Burton

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Nigel Clough confirms a deal has been agreed to bring Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury to Burton for a season long loan   

Hamza Choudhury
Getty Images

Tickets booked for yesterday acceptable today

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

And here's a bonus for rail users ... passengers are being promised that rail tickets booked for yesterday's services will be accepted on the reopened route from Derbyshire to London.

Collapsed bridge at Barrow upon Soar
BBC

Travel: Trailer topples over on A52 eastbound

Brewers in the Championship

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

And here's the scene a short time later ... not quite a full house, but I bet it's busier than last season.

Burton Albion Football Club's first Championship press conference
BBC

I'm sure those empty seats will be occupied if the Brewers complete a third successive promotion this season...

Weather: Mainly dry day but showers possible

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here's today's local weather forecast - there's the chance of a shower later.

Weather for the East Midlands on Wednesday 3 August 2016

Clough to face media

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

All set in the media room at the Pirelli Stadium for Nigel Clough's first Championship press conference in charge of the Brewers.

Burton Albion press conference
BBC

Engineers work through the night to reopen lines

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's the official line from East Midlands Trains: "At 05:00 this morning, we returned to a near normal timetable and all of our trains will be able to run on our London St Pancras route.

Collapsed bridge at Barrow upon Soar
BBC

"Network Rail teams worked throughout the night in an effort to reopen as much of the line as possible and as a result we are able to operate a near normal service to London."

Trains leaving Derby on time today

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

So where does that leave today's rail services from Derby?

It seems in good shape, as BBC Radio Derby's Nigel Cash reported that the early trains to London were leaving on time.

Collapsed bridge at Barrow upon Soar
BBC

It's a far cry from this time yesterday.

'Near normal' service after bridge collapse

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

And here's the proof of the pudding at Derby railway station ... it seems the only delayed service is to the nearest destination Nottingham.

Train information sign at Derby railway station
BBC

You can understand a train being reluctant to set off to Nottingham, can't you?

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here are the top stories today.

  • Rail services resume from Derbyshire to London following bridge collapse
  • Hospital trust for Burton spent £1.5m on IT system it couldn't use
  • Bakewell Show gets underway today

'Near normal' service on region's railways

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Trains from Derby still won't be able to go to Loughborough until further notice, but a replacement bus service is in place to and from East Midlands Parkway.

Debris on railway tracks at Barrow upon Soar after bridge collapsed
BBC

Network Rail describes it as a near normal service.

Trains running again after bridge collapse

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Trains is running trains from Derby to London St Pancras this morning.

Debris from collapsed bridge at Barrow upon Soar
BBC

That's after Network Rail managed to reopen two of the four tracks that were closed yesterday because a bridge collapsed in Barrow upon Soar.