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Summary

  1. Storm Doris winds sweep across county
  2. Woman 'lucky' after tree falls on car
  3. Derby Market Hall shuts over safety fears
  4. Fire service helps devise 'smoke alarm for children'
  5. Updates for Thursday 23 February 2017

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By Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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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.  

East Midlands weather update: Winds to ease tonight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

An amber warning for wind is valid until 20:00, with rain and strong winds continuing to cause travel disruption. 

Wind and gusts will steadily ease over the course of this evening and overnight.

Weather
BBC

Our reporter struggles to get back to Derby

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Our reporter Pamela Gupta has been trying to get back to the office from London since 09:00.

On the plus side, she has managed to meet people along the way and is now currently in an Uber.

Pam
Pamela Gupta

Car got 'Dorised'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Looks like Storm Doris has struck again, causing more damage...

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Strom Doris: Lorry stuck in lay-by

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Train tickets valid tomorrow

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Ashbourne Leisure Centre reopens

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Following the power cut in Ashbourne earlier, the town's leisure centre has now reopened.

Ashbroune Leisure Centre
Google

Trains services suspended

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Train services are currently suspended and East Midlands Trains is asking people "not to travel". 

EMT
BBC
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Scuba divers death 'accidental'

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

A coroner has recorded the death of an experienced scuba diver from Belper as accidental.

Neil Fears drowned off the coast of south east Spain in August 2015 while on holiday. 

Neil Fears
FAMILY HANDOUT

Derby Coroner's Court heard today there were no clear problems with his equipment - but the 51-year-old father didn't know he suffered from heart disease. 

He lost consciousness while underwater.

Another fallen tree A38 northbound

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Storm Doris has taken down another tree on the A38 just after Markeaton Island.

Drivers took matters into their own hands and moved the tree out of the way.

Fallen tree
Aaron Taylor

Trent Barton to take train passengers

BBC Radio Derby

If you are experiencing delays on the trains, you can always opt for using the Trent Barton bus service...

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Fallen tree removed from A632

BBC Radio Derby

The fallen tree causing traffic disruption earlier has now been removed.

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Chesterfield MP's turbulent flight

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Another power cut in Ashbourne

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Another power cut in our region... this time in Ashbourne. 

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Your photos: Heanor

BBC Weather Watchers

Storm Doris is continuing to sweep across the county.

Thanks to Stoneyford View for this picture, taken in Heanor. 

Heanor
Stoneyford View

Another road closed due to fallen tree

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Another tree falls... this time on the A632 Chesterfield Road, which is closed at Matlock Golf Course between Matlock and Chesterfield, according to Derbyshire County Council.

Fallen tree removed

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Road closed due to overturned lorry

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Matlock Town's floodlight blown over

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The chaos continues... Matlock Town Football Club's floodlight has been blown over.

The club said no-one was hurt when the floodlight fell and that they will "assess the damage going forward".

Remember, if you have any pictures or stories to send us, drop us an email , tweet or a Facebook message.

Matlock FC
@aston_liam

JCB helps clear A6 after tree fall

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

It looks as if people are taking matters into their own hands...

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Woman suffers suspected broken hip after tree hits car

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A woman has suffered a suspected broken hip after a tree fell on to a car this morning, Derbyshire Police say.

The force said the incident occurred at about 08:06 on Chatsworth Road, Rowsley.

The woman - who was freed from her car with the help of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service - was taken to the Northern General Hospital.

Hip
@DerbyshireRPU

Tree causing disruptions on A6096

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The trees are falling like flies today.

Another one has fallen on the Spondon to Ilkeston route...

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Why the name Storm Doris?

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

I was a little baffled as to why today's storm is called "Doris". 

Well, it seems "Doris" was voted for by the public as part of the Met Office's "Name Our Storms pilot scheme" - which helped compile the list of storm names for 2016 to 2017. 

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Met Office

Very straight-forward!  

A52 blocked both ways on Kingsley Road

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

More fallen power cables due to Storm Doris...

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Storm Doris: Fallen tree on Wilmore Road

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Wilmore Road is currently blocked due to this fallen tree.

Expect delays in the area. 

Fallen Tree
Rob Eaglesfield

'So many strangers are willing to help'

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Ms Lowndes said: "I'm so grateful that so many strangers are willing to help."

She is hoping the wedding can take place at the end of April or early May.

Sarah and Partner
Sarah Lowndes

Dying mum 'overwhelmed' by wedding help

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

A woman with terminal cancer has said she feels "very emotional" after a number of businesses offered to help her and her partner get married. 

Sarah Lowndes, 40, from Derby, was told the disease had spread to her bones in 2013, and that it was incurable.

Sarah and David
Sarah Lowndes

She and fiancé David, who met driving buses, have received many offers including free venue hire, flowers, food and a wedding dress.  

Woman 'lucky' after tree falls on car

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Picture of fallen tree in Breadsall

Jonathan Baker

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Earlier we mentioned Mansfield Road in Breadsall being blocked due to a fallen tree.

Here is a picture of said tree - which has caused long traffic delays this morning. 

Fallen tree
Sam Denston

Your photos: 'Doris the duck'

Twitter

Bicycle Bob has sent us this photo of "Doris the duck" in Hazelwood - which was taken this morning.

Bob told us: "Doris left her shower cap on given today's forecast."

Doris the duck
Bicycle Bob

Roads blocked due to fallen trees

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Missing girl found

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Earlier in the week, we told you about Lesharna Stafford, from Clay Cross, who had been missing since 17 February.

Thankfully, Derbyshire Police has just told us the 16-year-old was found last night. The force said she is "safe and well".

Drivers warned to stay safe

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service warns drivers...

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Storm Doris: Road blocked due to fallen tree

BBC Radio Derby

Storm Doris: Calke Abbey closed

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

It has just been confirmed Calke Abbey will be closed today due to the high winds from Storm Doris. 

Calke Abbey
Google

Power supply back on for some

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Looks like a few houses in Langley Mill should have their power back on...

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Watch: Smoke alarms 'fail to wake children'

Fergus Walsh

Medical correspondent

Smoke alarms fail to wake most children

Smoke alarm devised to wake children

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A Derbyshire fire investigator has helped to devise a smoke alarm that's more likely to wake up children. 

Research completed by Dundee University and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service found that unlike adults, children don't tend to respond to the sound of the standard alarm.

Fire test
BBC

Storm Doris: Power cuts affect 48 homes

BBC Radio Derby

Western Power has informed us there are currently 48 houses in Heanor and Langley Mill without power.

They are currently working on restoring power to the homes as soon as possible.

Storm Doris: Trains delayed and cancelled

Sarah Teale

East Midlands Today reporter at Leicester railway station

Not looking good on the trains right now.  

Train departure board
BBC