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  1. Updates for Tuesday 16 August 2016

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Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Cloud disperses to leave clear skies

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

It will stay dry overnight and the cloud will melt away again leaving clear skies, as temperatures fall to a minimum of 11C (52F).

Weather temperatures for 10am on Wednesday August 17
BBC

Cloud will build up through the morning tomorrow after a sunny start, but it will stay dry with temperatures peaking at 22C (72F).

Your photos: Dramatic sunset at Carsington Water

There are sunsets and then there's last night's over Carsington Water... thank you to Chris Hall who took this spectacular photo.

Sunset at Carsington Water
Chris Hall

Burnell to appeal over 'red card'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Former University of Derby student Jack Burnell says he's appealing his disqualification in the men's marathon open water swim at the Rio Olympics.

Jack Burnell
BBC

He finished fifth, but was given a red card (two yellows) for over-physical swimming in the 10km race.

A38 reopens after accident

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Good news on the A38 southbound... this was the scene earlier this afternoon, but all lanes have reopened south of Kingsway in Derby.

Traffic queue on A38 southbound in Derby after accident
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of the main stories this afternoon.

Rams aim for first league win

BBC Sport

Derby face Preston at Deepdale in the Championship tonight with Nigel Pearson hoping for his first league win as Rams boss.

Nigel Pearson
Getty Images

Mother's plea for help to catch son's attackers

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Tom Meehan's mother Kirby wants her son's attackers brought to justice after the assault in Derby, which left him with a fractured skull and a broken jaw.  

A Derbyshire mother appeals for information after a violent attack on her son

Chairman promises brighter future

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It will get better... and that's a promise. Despite still searching for a first County Championship win, skipper Billy Godleman has agreed a new two-year deal, while all rounder Shiv Thakor has signed a three-year contract.

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Your photos: Sunny day on the water

Lovely weather for a barge trip... our Weather Watcher marks landscape took this photo of the Trent and Mersey canal at Shardlow.

Trent and Mersey canal at Shardlow
marks landscape

Thakor ruled out for season

It never rains but it pours... a funny choice of phrase given the sunshine yesterday and today, but Derbyshire's cricketers could definitely do with an upturn in fortune.  

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Vehicles to be recovered from A38 after crash

There are still delays for motorists using the A38 southbound in Derby, as this photo indicates.

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Kitten goes for ride under police van bonnet

Derby Telegraph

At just ten-weeks-old, this cute little kitten from a farm in the Derbyshire Peak District has already used up a couple of her nine lives after hitching a ride under the bonnet of a police van.

Seven feet tall Riddings dad made for the movies

Derbyshire Times

A big friendly giant is having the last laugh on bullies after making great strides in the film world.

Peaty versus the marine world

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I hope they don't put this to the test in a swimming pool... I don't think Adam would fancy a great white shark in the lane next to him.

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Hockey trio fly the flag for Derbyshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Going for gold ... Great Britain's women's hockey team face New Zealand in the semi-finals of the Olympic tournament tomorrow.

Great Britain's women's hockey squad
Team GB

The squad includes Belper's Hollie Webb and former Repton students Georgie Twigg and Shona McCallin.

Weather: Warm with plenty of sunshine

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

It'll be a lovely afternoon with light winds and plenty of sunshine, and highs around 23C (73F).

Weather temperatures for Tuesday August 16 to Wednesday 17
BBC

There'll be light winds this evening and clear skies at first, so another cool night with temperatures for towns and cities around 13C (55F), but cooler in more rural areas.

Rail franchise remark proves popular at Corbyn rally

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn drew a big cheer in Derby today when he said the rail franchises should be brought back into public ownership.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally outside Derby Silk Mill
BBC

Travel: Accident blocks A38 southbound

BBC Travel

An accident has blocked the A38 southbound in Derby by the A516 junction, with congestion back to Palm Court Island.

Corbyn addresses large gathering in Derby

Derbyshire defeated by division two leaders

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's all over at the County Ground. Derbyshire's resistance was short lived today despite 43 from Matt Critchley. Essex won by an innings and 62 runs.

That's played 13, drawn nine and lost four. Derbyshire are set to finish bottom of the division two table barring a dramatic upturn in fortune.

Matt Critchley
Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

  • Mother of assault victim in Derby appeals wants son's attackers brought to justice
  • Labour leader's rally attracts around a thousand people in Derby
  • And Derbyshire slump to defeat against league leaders

A dozen bakers ready to cook up a treat

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I hope I've whetted your appetite for the Great British Bake Off, and that's without a single cake in sight.

Great British Bake Off contenders with Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry
BBC

Here's your line-up for this year's series of the popular BBC contest. Derbyshire's Andrew Smyth is the furthest left in the front row. 

Water pipe plan closes part of trail for ten weeks

If you're a horse rider in north Derbyshire you might need to alter your journey plans for the next ten weeks.

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Crowd gathers for Labour leader's rally

Derbyshire facing defeat

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

High time I updated the cricket, although Derbyshire fans might want to look away now. 

Following on and still 152 runs behind Essex, Derbyshire lost two wickets in the first over of the day to help undermine yesterday's century from skipper Billy Godleman.

Billy Godleman
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I think that's curtains. Dare I mention there's full commentary on 1116AM and via BBC Sport online?

Derbyshire Bake Off competitior 'excited' by challenge

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

And if Andrew Smyth wins... will that be the icing on the cake for him?

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Is Derbyshire Bake Off contestant set for TV stardom?

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

And here he is, Derbyshire's Great British Bake Off contestant Andrew Smyth... he's mastered coloured icing.

Andrew Smyth
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

These are the main stories this morning.

  • Teenager vows to carry on clubbing despite violent attack in Derby which fractured his skull
  • Jeremy Corbyn on leadership campaign trail in Derby and Matlock today
  • And tough assignment for Derbyshire's cricketers as they bid to avoid defeat against Essex

Witnesses sought after teenager assaulted

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Police say a number of witnesses have come forward after Tom Meehan was attacked outside a Derby nightclub.

Tom Meehan
BBC

But they are urging anyone else with information to contact them.

Travel: Lorry and pick-up truck crash on M1

BBC Travel

An accident involving a lorry and a pick-up truck has shut three lanes on the M1 southbound between Tibshelf Services and J28 for Alfreton.

Premier League backing doesn't sway council officers

Revised Rams plans recommended for refusal

Multi-talented Derbyshire man set for bake off

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's not fair, is it? Great British Bake Off contestant Andrew Smyth is an aerospace engineer. He's also a member of Derby Bach Choir, and seemingly a dab hand at cake making. 

Great British Bake Off presenters
BBC

Travel: Accident at Doe Lea

BBC Travel

An accident is disrupting traffic in both directions on the A6175 at Doe Lea near J29 of the M1 for Chesterfield.

Bake off to feature Derby engineer

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Time to dust down those baking utensils... aerospace engineer Andrew Smyth from Derby will be one of the 12 contestants in this year's Great British Bake Off.

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry
BBC

Travel: Trailer and tree block lane on B6054

BBC Travel

An overturned trailer and a fallen tree are blocking a lane on the B6054 Northern Common at Dronfield Woodhouse, near the Mickley Lane junction.  

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

These are the top stories today.

  • Victim of assault outside Derby nightclub forgives attackers
  • Labour leader on campaign trail in Derbyshire
  • And Derby aerospace engineer to feature in BBC's Bake Off 

Derby teenager forgives attackers

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derby teenager Tom Meehan says he's forgiven the people who left him with a fractured skull and a broken jaw after an attack in the city.

Tom Meehan and his mum Kirby Meehan
BBC