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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 23 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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That's all from us for another day. Join us tomorrow from 08:00 for more news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Mild night ahead

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

It will be another mild and muggy night with temperatures falling to a minimum of 16C (61F).

Weather temperatures for 7am on Wednesday August 24
BBC

There will be more cloud around in general tomorrow, but it will feel warm and muggy, with temperatures up to 24C (75F), although showers are forecast for Wednesday evening.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

Clough ready to meet "lively" Klopp

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough is ready to meet Liverpool's charismatic boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of their EFL Cup second-round game tonight.

The Brewers boss told BBC Radio Derby he is not just happy to face the eight-time winners of the cup but to see the "lively character" himself.

"Everybody gets carried away a little bit in that 90 minutes at times but I think it's wonderful that we've got people like him in English football," he said.

"I think generally what you see on the touchline in 90 minutes is, in some way, a true representation of the person."

Nigel Clough
Rex Features

Team GB hockey star grateful for support

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Another happy local Olympian and gold medal winner delighted by the reception they received today back on home soil. 

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Council says Kedleston homes verdict 'very disappointing'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Will disappointment turn into seeking a judicial review? No mention of it in this press release.

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Brewers and Rams in cup action

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

What it lacks in glamour it will surely make up on the field of play by being a classic cup tie.

I'm trying to sell the Derby v Carlisle EFL Cup tie tonight, bearing in mind a short distance away it's Burton v Liverpool.

Derby County Football Club's iPro Stadium
Getty Images

Even BBC Radio Derby's Sportscene is live from the Pirelli Stadium at 19:00... can't blame them really.

There's commentary on the Brewers tonight on 1116AM and DAB, while the Rams are on FM and freeview.

Watch: Adam Peaty on his home support

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a bit more from Adam Peaty - this time talking about all the goodwill he's received from friends, family and supporters back in the Midlands.

Bad parking disrupts bin collections

Election address lie 'a calculated decision'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Former Derby city councillor Richard Smalley, who's been jailed for two months over an election offence, has also been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and £85 costs.

Richard Smalley
BBC

At Derby magistrates court today, district judge Jonathan Taaffe called it "an attack on the fundamental principles of democracy" and a "calculated decision".

Ex-Tory councillor jailed for two months over election offence

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A former Deputy Leader of the Conservatives in Derby has been jailed for two months by city magistrates for providing false information at this year's local elections.

Conservative Richard Smalley, who lives in Borrowash, was elected to the Allestree ward in May but stepped down days later.

He pleaded guilty earlier today to providing a false address.

Your views: MP's British Empire tweet

Facebook

It sparked a frenzy on Twitter so no surprise you've been reacting on our Facebook page to South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler's British Empire tweet.

Brian Gamble posted: "Typical Conservative living in the past, and if you want to go even deeper Great Britain has a population of 65 million with 27 gold and The Netherlands has a population of 17 million and has 8 gold."

But Shane Roberts said: "And here we go again, a tongue in cheek comment and a very small section of society shouts and screams! Majority of us would know that this is tongue in cheek. But once again this small section has got something to shout about!"

Travel: Breakdown on A38 northbound

BBC Travel

broken down vehicle and debris is blocking a lane on the A38 northbound at Watchorn Island in Alfreton.

Olympics boost for velodrome

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Be Inspired ... bookings at Derby's velodrome have increased by more than 60% since the start of the Olympics.

Derby Velodrome
BBC

During the past fortnight, 457 bookings were made - 173 more than the fortnight before.

Peaty earns Pam Ayres shout-out

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Adam Peaty gets a mention in this lovely Rio 2016 poem by Pam Ayres.

Rings sculpture ready to go

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a first glimpse of the large rings that are due to be installed at The Spot in Derby tomorrow. 

The rings which are being installed at The Spot
Derby City Council

Isn't there one missing? And I thought they were meant to be different colours ... or maybe I've been watching too much Rio 2016 coverage.

Weather: Warm and sunny afternoon

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

A dry and very warm day with temperatures up to 27C (81F), possibly even higher in some places.

Weather temperatures for Tuesday August 23 to Wednesday 24
BBC

It will be another warm and dry evening.

Derby Cathedral set for new dean

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The Dean of Derby Cathedral's been appointed the new Dean of Wells. The Very Revd Dr John Davies has been in the city for the past six years.

The Dean of Derby Cathedral, the Very Reverend Dr John Davies
BBC

He'll preach for the last time in the area on 1 November. The Bishop of Derby will appoint an acting dean until a successor's announced.

Council considers legal action to stop Kedleston homes

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Trevor Ainsworth, deputy leader of Amber Valley Borough Council, says the authority will have to get legal advice on whether to seek a judicial review over the Planning Inspectorate's decision to allow hundreds of homes to be built near the Grade I listed Kedleston estate.

Kedleston Hall
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

Watch: Adam Peaty on medals and his 'superstar' nan

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty took questions from the assembled media shortly after the Team GB plane touched down at Heathrow Airport.

Travel: Breakdown on M1 exit slip road

BBC Travel

A broken down vehicle is partly blocking the M1 southbound exit slip road at J28 for Alfreton.

False address councillor 'was under stress'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The court heard Smalley, a company director for a scrap metal company for 20 years, was dealing with personal issues when he made the false statement in January.

In mitigation, his lawyer told the court: "Politics was a useful diversion from the stresses and strains. It was that stress which explains why a man of 49-years-old and previous good character finds himself in the situation he is in."

District judge Jonathan Taaffe said: "This is an extremely serious case. All options including custody will have to be considered in relation to this matter."

Former councillor could face jail

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A little more now on ex-Tory city councillor Richard Smalley, who's been warned he could face jail after admitting giving a false address in this year's local elections.

The prosecution told magistrates in Derby Mr Smalley knew Allestree was a safe Conservative seat and he claimed to live at the address of someone he knew so that he could stand at the election.

However, he actually lived in Borrowash - outside the Derby city boundary.

Brewers welcome Liverpool for cup tie

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's a special night for Burton Albion and for manager Nigel Clough as Liverpool visit the Pirelli Stadium in the EFL Cup.

Nigel Clough
Empics

The Brewers boss spent three years at Anfield as a player.  

Peaty arrives home from Rio

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Back in Blighty...and time for a selfie.

Adam Peaty
Reuters

Wheeler 'joke' was response to EU tweet

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

And here's the tweet which started the whole British Empire Twitter saga. Don't you just love social media!

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Former city councillor admits election offence

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A former Conservative councillor from Derby has pleaded guilty to providing false information at this year's local election.

Richard Smalley, from Borrowash, was elected as an Allestree Ward councillor in May but later decided to stand down.

He appeared before magistrates this morning and admitted falsely claiming to live at an address in Allestree that belonged to a friend.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of our top stories this morning.

Peaty arrives home with gold medal

Here's Adam Peaty and his history-making Team GB collegues lapping up the ovation as they step from their plane after arriving back at Heathrow Airport.

Adam Peaty
Getty Images

Listen: Kedleston campaigners vow to keep fighting

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Isobelle Shorrock is from the campaign group Kedleston Voice, which has fought to stop homes being built on the edge of the Kedleston estate and raised £40,000 to present its case.

She's hoping it isn't the end of the line and that the application isn't decided by the decision of one man.

Wheeler: Empire tweet was a joke

Wesley Mallin

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Brexiteer Heather Wheeler has told us her controversial tweet was a jokey response to another tweet which added up the combined total of all the EU medals... including those of Team GB.

MP's empire tweet sparks anger

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Heather Wheeler's tweet led to plenty of ridicule and scorn. One person tweeted: The British Empire? Are you tweeting from the 19th century?

Heather Wheeler
BBC

However, the message also appeared to win support, being favourited more than 500 times.

Peaty flies home from Rio

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Adam Peaty and his Team GB colleagues have just arrived back in the UK - we're assuming he handed the controls back to the real pilot before the flight took off...

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MP's empire tweet prompts Twitter backlash

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

There's been an angry reaction to this tweet from South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler...

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Weather: Sunny day expected

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Here's your local weather forecast for today. It'll be a warm one with plenty of sunshine.

Weather for the East Midlands on Tuesday 23 August 2016

Inquiry dismisses concerns over Kedleston homes plan

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The Planning Inspectorate has dismissed the harm to Kedleston Hall's setting as "negligible" and set out conditions for the 400-home development to go ahead.

Kedleston Hall
National Trust

Amber Valley Borough Council originally turned down the plans following opposition from the National Trust and residents.

The developer, Catesby Estates, has been unavailable for comment.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here are today's top stories.

Public inquiry reverses Kedleston homes decision

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The Planning Inspectorate has overturned a council decision to refuse a scheme to build 400 homes at Kedleston in Derbyshire.

Kedleston Hall
BBC

The National Trust had complained that the houses would spoil the view of Kedleston Hall.