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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 28 February 2017
  2. Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football begins
  3. Peaty MBE postponed due to training
  4. Child abuse survivor tells her story
  5. Work starts on £400m Peak Resort
  6. Heavy snow in High Peak
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Today's Local Live coverage has now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 on Wednesday.

Weather: Evening showers expected

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be cloudy with scattered showers in the first half of the night. Skies will be clearer in the early hours. 

Rural spots will be cooler than towns and cities with the chance of frost or icy patches forming.

Weather chart
BBC

Countdown to Blackburn v Rams

BBC Radio Derby's Rams commentator sounds up for it...

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Blackburn v Derby: Keogh set to miss out

BBC Sport

Rams captain Richard Keogh is a doubt ahead of the trip to Ewood Park .

The Republic of Ireland international was withdrawn with a calf injury early in the second half of the defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Richard Keogh
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Centre-half Jason Shackell missed Saturday's game with a back problem, but midfielder Bradley Johnson, absent against Villa due to personal reasons. will be back in the squad.  

Shrovetide Football: River action

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This was taken a little earlier - must be blooming cold in that water!

Shrovetide Football
Reuters

Headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a final reminder of our top stories:

  • Family of Chaddesden's Scott Chalkley pays tribute as six-week inquest into Tunisia terror attacks finishes
  • Play is under way in Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football
  • Derby County face relegation strugglers Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park tonight

Ashbourne Shrovetide: No second game today

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The deadline has now passed for the first game to conclude and a second to begin so we'll definitely only see the ball goaled once today (if at all). Players have until 22:00.

Ashbourne Shrovetide: Second Tuesday game 'looking unlikely'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

In case you're confused, 17:30 is the deadline for starting a second game today. If the ball is goaled after that point, that'll be the end of today's action.

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Shrovetide Football latest

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Excitement levels rising...

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Tunisia inquest: Family pays tribute

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The family of Chaddesden's Scott Chalkley has given out a statement following the conclusion of the six-week inquest for 30 Britons killed in the Tunisian terror attack.

Scott Chalkley and Sue Davey
Sue Davey and Chloe Fulford

It said: "What is perhaps the saddest is that Scott was taken when he had found true happiness with his partner Sue.

"We have been robbed of a future that held promise and laughter of a wonderful man so needlessly and heartlessly snatched from our lives."

Council company take over rubbish collections across the border

Lee Thomas

Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

The waste collection company run by Cheshire East Council is to collect rubbish on behalf of Staffordshire Moorlands and High Peak councils. 

The authority says its firm, Ansa, will help save the two councils money, and all existing employees will be transferred to a new partnership arrangement.

Refuse collection vehicles
Cheshire East Council

Say hello to my little friend

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Joan Jackson for getting in touch with this photo of her new grandchild who arrived early this morning "just in time for Shrovetide".

Shrovetide baby
Joan Jackson

Peaty MBE postponed due to training

Peter Spencer

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Olympic gold medal-winning City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty had been due to be made an MBE at Buckingham Palace today, but we've been told by his mother that it's had to be postponed because he's currently training in the US.

Adam Peaty
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Shrovetide Football: Game getting dirty

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Plenty of rain in recent weeks means it's even more muddy than usual this year...

Shrovetide player
PA

Shrovetide Football: Up'ards attempt water breakaway

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Many happy returns

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Don't forget to wish former Derby County star Lee Carsley a happy birthday if you bump into him later - he's 43 today!

Lee Carsley
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Work starts on £400m Peak Resort

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Truly joyous scenes earlier as work got underway on the new £400m Peak Resort in Chesterfield.

Peak Resort news conference
Chesterfield Borough Council

The tourist development is due to open in two years.

Your photos: Snow in Derbyshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Snowyowl writes: "Looking towards Butterton and Grindon from Upper Elkstone. Snow turning to sleet now."  

Upper Elkstone
Snowyowl

Shrovetide Football: Ball no longer in the water

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Looks like they're out of the river now.

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Shrovetide Football: Pre-game walk

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a great shot from a little earlier of the Shrovetide ball being walked through Ashbourne town centre prior to being turned up at Shaw Croft car park.

Shrovetide walk
PA

Shrovetide Football: Ball in the water

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Knew it wouldn't be too long before the players ended up in the River Henmore...

Shrovetide Football
Reuters

Shrovetide Football 2017: Spirits high

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Hundreds have gathered here in Ashbourne for the famous Shrovetide football and despite the cold, wet weather spirits are high.

The turning up of the ball happened on cue at about 14:00 and since then the scrum of Up'ards and Down'ards has twisted and turned in several directions already.

It's headed perilously close to a river - you can watch live on our Facebook page.

Live: Shrovetide Football

We're live again at Ashbourne.

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Listen: Savage's messageboard confession

BBC Radio 5 live

Former Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage has said insecurity over his own performances led to him logging on to Rams message boards using an alias and posting positive comments about himself.

He explained to listeners how it happened.

The action continues

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Our Facebook Live has now ended, but we'll continue to update you as the afternoon goes on!

Now, on to other things... 

Live: Shrovetide Football gets underway

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The action has begun and we are broadcasting live on Facebook

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Shrovetide Football: Not long now

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Plenty out in Ashbourne despite the rain...

Ashbourne Market Place
Richard Cusack

Swollen river after heavy rain

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Paul Reeves, from the Environment Agency, tweets...

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Pedestrian breaks neck in crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man suffered a broken neck when he was hit by a car in Chesterfield town centre.

Police said the 51-year-old pedestrian also sustained back injuries and cracked ribs in the crash, which happened in Holywell Street earlier this month.

Watch: Crowds gather for Shrovetide Football

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Crowds have begun to gather for the annual match.

The ball is set to be turned up at 14:00, then the Up'Ards and Down'Ards will spend the next two days trying to come out on top.

It's pretty cold and getting wetter - but that hasn't stopped the hundreds who have turned out to watch the festivities.

Shrovetide Football: Packed tables at pre-game lunch

Matthew Barlow

BBC Radio Derby reporter

I'm stood on one of the balconies at Ashbourne Leisure Centre, overlooking all the tables packed with people eating the special Shrovetide luncheon ahead of the first day's play.

Everyone will soon be making their way through the town streets to the Shaw Croft car park, where there will be thousands of players and spectators waiting.

Shrovetide lunch
BBC

Shrovetide Football: Paper planning non-stop coverage

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This will be worth following if you're after minute-by-minute commentary on the game.

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Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of our top stories so far today:

  • Coroner describes police response to Tunisia terror attack as "cowardly"
  • Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football is due to get under way at 14:00
  • The High Peak area is hit by heavy snow

Shrovetide Football: Pre-game feast

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Looks like everyone's having a good time...

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Shrovetide Football: Man of the moment

Matthew Barlow

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Here's local businessman Dallas Burston who'll be turning the ball up at 14:00 to get play started at this year's Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football.

Dallas Burston
BBC

Remembering Andy Potter

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Tributes are continuing to pour in for BBC Radio Derby's Andy Potter,  who died of cancer on Sunday .

TV chef James Martin tweeted last night...

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Shrovetide Football: Watching the windows

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This shop clearly isn't taking any chances...

WH Smith
Richard Cusack

Shrovetide Football: Traders brace themselves

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

As usual, businesses around Ashbourne have boarded up their windows ahead of the Royal Shrovetide Football game.

Play is scheduled to start at 14:00.

Boarded-up shop
Richard Cusack

Watch: Jogger attacks car in Mickleover

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Video footage has just been released by police showing a jogger hitting a woman's car following an argument in Mickleover.

Derbyshire Police want to speak to the man about the confrontation, which happened in December .

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