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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 21 February 2017
  2. Caravan owners 'devastated' by park closure
  3. Man released on bail after scooter crash
  4. Wirksworth Heritage Centre given £1.3m grant
  5. Derby County v Burton Albion tonight
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd

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Live updates for Derbyshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

Weather: Cloudy and breezy at times

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

Tonight will be cloudy and breezy at times with more showers expected overnight. 

Lows of 9C (48F).

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Stuck on A38 Kingsway this morning?

BBC Radio Derby

If you were stuck in heavy traffic near Kingsway roundabout this morning, then it's because the council was carrying out overnight works which should have been completed by 5:00.

You'll be pleased to hear there are no other planned works on the A38.

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Rams v Brewers tonight

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County and Burton Albion meet at Pride Park this evening in the second "A38 derby". 

It's the first time Nigel Clough has been back with a side since he was sacked in 2013.

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Derby have no new injuries or suspensions to contend with - while Burton Albion defenders John Brayford and Kyle McFadzean remain out through injury.   

Caravan park will reopen once 'site is made safe'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The company which owns Haytop Country Park has told residents it's closing the site because the electric and plumbing was becoming dangerous.

The firm said caravan owners were given 28 days notice to leave after it discovered the problems during planned renovation work.

Haytop Park
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Countrywide Park Homes, which recently bought the site, said residents who have paid pitch fees will be compensated.

It's not known how long it will be closed but the company said it will reopen.

One lane reopens on A52 eastbound

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Looks as if things are beginning to clear...

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Storm Doris: All you need to know

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

WHO? Storm Doris is a low pressure system which is likely to cause disruption on Thursday.

WHY SHOULD I BE WORRIED? An amber warning for wind is currently valid from 06:00 - 18:00. Amber warnings mean “be prepared”.

WHERE'S IT GOING TO HIT? The warning currently applies to Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and other parts of the country.

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Met Office

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? Rain is expected on Thursday morning, which will become patchier as the day goes on. Widespread gusts of 50-60mph are expected across the East Midlands between 14:00 and 15:00. Gusts of 70-80mph are possible but more likely over higher ground and in exposed areas. 

WHAT ARE THE DANGERS? High-sided vehicles should take extra care and widespread disruption to travel networks is likely. Interruptions to power supplies is possible, there could be damage to structures and there is a danger of injury from flying debris.

One lane closed on A52 eastbound

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

If you are planning on travelling eastbound on the A52 expect delays...

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East Midlands Chamber of Commerce moves premises

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce is moving its office on Friday and warned there may be disruptions to its services.

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East Midlands Chamber

The future of the old site in Chesterfield's Canal Wharf is not yet clear but the Chamber said housing is most likely. 

The new Commerce House will be in Dunstan Road.

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Thief targets grave for second time

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A grave has been targeted by thieves for the second time in three years.

Relatives visited Nottingham Road cemetery in Chaddesden at about 13:00 on 6 February and noticed a statue similar to the one pictured below had been stolen.

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The family had bought it to replace a bronze statue of the Madonna which had been stolen from the grave in January 2014.  

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Travel: Lane closed M1 southbound

BBC Travel

M1 southbound lane closed on exit slip road, heavy traffic due to broken down vehicle at J28/A38 (Alfreton/Mansfield).

Clough returns to Pride Park tonight

BBC Derby Sport

Nigel Clough spoke to BBC Derby Sport ahead of his return to Pride Park with Burton Albion tonight.

He told us: "I think the Derby fans now appreciate what we did for them."

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Your photos: Heanor great tit

BBC Weather Watchers

A lovely snap of a great tit in Heanor this morning.

Thank you to our Weather Watcher Stoneyford View for sending this in.

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Stoneyford view

Batten down the hatches for Doris

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

The storm on Thursday has now been named “Doris” and an amber weather warning has been issued for the East Midlands for damaging winds. 

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For a while we could experience gusts of 70-80mph (113-129km/h) which could cause structural damage, interruptions to power supplies and disruption to travel. 

In addition to the strong winds, a band of heavy rain will also be with us which could convert to snow over higher ground.

Knife crime youth summit at Pride Park

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire police held a knife crime youth summit with the city council at Pride Park stadium this morning.

There was a range of speakers including ex-gang members, the mother of a knife crime victim and an A&E doctor. 

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Teaching assistant 24 hour vigil continues

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

School support staff have been holding a 24 hour vigil outside the council house.

It began yesterday and will end around noon today and is part of a long-running dispute over changes to teaching assitants' contracts.

Support strike
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Derby City Council said it's been willing to try every avenue to resolve the dispute.  

Man released on bail after scooter crash

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A man has been released on police bail after a 14-year-old boy died following a scooter crash in South Normanton on Sunday afternoon.

The teenager was involved in a collsion with a Ford Fusion car on Fordbridge Lane.

Fordbridge lane
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The 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.    

£1.3m grant for Wirksworth Heritage Centre

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Wirksworth Heritage Centre has received £1.3m lottery funding to develop its new location. 

The centre recently moved from Crown Yard to St John's Street, hoping to make the history and stories of the town accessible to everyone.

Wirksworth heritage centre
BBC

The money will go towards an extension which will house an exhibition, a museum and a café.   

Caravan park 'a little piece of paradise'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Lisa Lewis, pictured on the right, told us her parents have had a caravan at Haytop Country Park for 25 years and the news of its closure has come as a big shock.  

"It's really upset them. My mum's coming up to 90 and she just can't believe they are being taken off the site the way. 

"It's our little piece of paradise up here."

Lisa Lewis
BBC

Big match for Burton and Derby

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Here's how Derby County commentator Ed Dawes sums up tonight's match...

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'Nowhere to go' after caravan park closure

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Tony and Pauline Frost, who have had a static caravan on Haytop Country Park for the last 12 years, said it's been a mad rush to move everything out, and they still don't know what to do with the caravan itself.

Tony said: "We've got to disconnect the water, disconnect the electricity, if there are any disruptions it could be as much as £2,000 just to move this caravan.

Tony and Pauline Frost
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"But having said that we've got nowhere to take it.

"Considering he's given us a week, he's put it in writing... we are just dumbfounded."

Watch: Weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's how today's looking...

Caravan owners 'devastated' by park closure

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Residents of Haytop Country Park say they're 'devastated' after being given one week to leave the grounds.

The caravan park at Whatstandwell has 60 pitches for both static and touring caravans.

Haytop caravan site
BBC

The company which owns Haytop Country Park has written to residents saying the site is closing.

Your photos: Beautiful Brailsford

BBC Weather Watchers

Oh what a beautiful morning. The sunrise in Brailsford looks stunning. 

Thank you to our Weather Watcher Anne for sending this in.

If you have any snaps send them into us here.

Sunrise
Anne

Travel: Slow traffic on A38

BBC Travel

There is slow traffic due to an incident on the A38 Ashbourne Road northbound between A516 and A52 near the Kingsway roundabout. 

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Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

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