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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 14 March 2017
  2. Gary Rowett appointed as Derby County manager
  3. Spotted Cow pub saved by Holbrook community
  4. 'New lines of inquiry' over Derby serial sex attacker
  5. Experienced batsman Daryn Smit signs for Derbyshire
  6. Garry Rowett attends first press conference at Pride Park
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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

Weather: Clear spells but cloud will build overnight

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

There'll be some clear spells for a time this evening, but we’ll see more in the way of cloud building overnight which could be thick enough to produce the odd spot of light rain, with some patches of mist/hill fog developing.

Min Temp: 8C (46F)

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Your comments: Praise for community group who saved pub

Facebook

Earlier on we told you about the Holbrook community saving the village pub  The Spotted Cow. Our Facebook has attracted lots of positive comments on the decision:

Sue Warburton wrote: "Well done you all."

Richard Dawes added: "That's great news any plans to brew?"

Julie Scott also added: "Well done all of u, will have to visit and have a pint or 3!"

Derby sex attack appeal has over 100 responses

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

An appeal to find a  serial sex attacker in Derby  after three women were seriously assaulted and another raped, has had an 'excellent' response.

Since yesterday's appeal launch, the force has had over 100 responses via the dedicated phone line and email.

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Supt Tracy Harrison said: “The public have been excellent in their response and I’m grateful to everyone who has taken the time to get in touch.

"Any information you have, no matter how small it may seem to you, could be instrumental in helping us to catch the man responsible for these attacks.”  

Listen: Gary Rowett explains why accepting Derby job was an easy decision

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The new County manager opens up about being asked to take charge of the Rams...

Witness appeal after indecent exposure in Ripley

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Witnesses are being sought after reports a man indecently exposed himself in Ripley near to Butterley brickworks last Thursday.

At about 12:55 a woman was driving along Butterley Hill, when she said she saw a man exposing himself on the street while waving his arms about.

Butterly Hill
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Derbyshire Police have described the man as being white, aged in his 20s, of slim build and was wearing a black jacket and dark trousers.  

Council cuts record office's hours to save £125,000

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire County Council has agreed to cut the opening times of its record office to save £125,000 a year.

A six-week consultation on reducing the opening hours from 41 to 30 hours a week took place last autumn. 

Record Office
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The office will be closed every Monday, and Saturday openings will be reduced to the last weekend of the month.

Manager appointments a 'big day in the East Midlands'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Ahead of the East Midlands derby on Saturday, BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty tweets...

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Rowett: 'Important to wait for right opportunity'

BBC Derby Sport

"It was important for me to be patient and wait for the right opportunity that would challenge me," Rowett added. 

Gary Rowett
BBC

Derby County 'had too many changes'

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County chief executive Sam Rush (left) told reporters: "It's not lost on anyone that we've had too many changes. 

"We haven't got the appointments right, by definition."

conference
BBC

Rowett: 'We need to get the right balance in this division'

BBC Derby Sport

"We need to find the right balance in this division, I've tried to do it previously. 

"The information the owner gets off the manager is vital, that communication is vital. I've been pretty frank in our meetings," said Rowett.

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Listen: Gary Rowett press conference is live now

BBC Radio Derby

You can hear Derby County's new manager Gary Rowett live  here.

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BBC

Gary Rowett arrives at Pride Park

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Afternoon weather update: Mild with bright spells

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

We should see a few sunny spells this afternoon and it'll stay mild with highs of 16C (61F).

New managers for both teams ahead of East Midlands derby

BBC Derby Sport

So it's not just Derby that's having a change of staff in the managerial department.

Nottingham Forest have also appointed new manager Mark Warburton, after he left Glasgow Rangers last month.

Both clubs will be going head to head at the weekend.

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Countdown to Gary Rowett's first interview

BBC Radio Derby

You'll be able to listen to Gary Rowett's first press conference in full online here.

Our sports reporter Own Bradley will be bringing all the latest from the new county manager at 14:00 today.

Press room
BBC

Water supplies in Derbyshire back on for some

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A number of homes in Bakewell, Chesterfield and Dronfield should all have water supplies back on, after a burst pipe in Wigley this morning, Severn Trent Water said.

Some houses in the S42 area may still be having problems.

Team helps the blind and partially sighted enjoy the theatre

Peter Spencer

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

If you're blind or partially sighted, you might not have considered a night out at the theatre.

But there's a small team of people working with Derby Theatre to provide a service that means you can enjoy a play, even if you can't see exactly what's going on.

Audio Describers
BBC

They call themselves the Audio Describers, and at the weekend on Disability Access Day, they put on a special performance of renowned comedy Educating Rita.

Your comments: Rowett 'will do well'

Facebook

As Gary Rowett is set to be the fifth manager for Derby County, you've all be talking on Facebook. Here are a few comments...

Gary Hart wrote: "Let's hope he gets a full season in 2017/2018 with some changes in the summer!"

Les Wilcockson also said: "Yes, give him the job and then sack him soon after. Why would anyone want to be a manager?"

'New lines of inquiry' over serial sex attacker

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Yesterday we told you about the appeal to find a serial sex attacker in Derby after three women were seriously assaulted and another raped.

A new dedicated phone line was set up to try and find the person responsible for the attacks.

Supt Tracy Harrison said the force had received "new lines of inquiry" to try to find the person responsible for the attacks.

Appeal
Derbyshire Police

"I want to thank everyone who has been in touch with us so far," she said.

"The calls and emails that have come in today have provided us with new lines of inquiry and we will be looking into them all."

Extra officers have been drafted in to patrol the areas where the attacks took place.

Derbyshire signs experienced batsman Daryn Smit

BBC Derby Sport

Derbyshire cricket have signed 33-year-old experienced batsman Daryn Smit on a two-year deal until the end of the 2018 season.  

Daryn Smit
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Smit, pictured on the left, has played alongside Kevin Pietersen for the Dolphins in South Africa  

Spotted Cow pub saved by Holbrook community

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Last year we told you about a community who wanted to save their local pub  but had to find £500,000 to save the property.

Well, over 200 people in Holbrook will today become the new owners of the Spotted Cow pub.

Spotted Cow
BBC

Residents from the village rallied round and raised over a quarter of a million pounds and last night their bid to buy the pub was accepted.

A further £225,000 came from developers after planning permission was granted for two houses on the rear car park.

Water supply interruptions affecting Derbyshire areas

BBC Radio Derby

Severn Trent Water is currently trying to resolve a burst water pipe, causing water supplies to be switched off or at low pressure in Bakewell, Chesterfield and Dronfield.

A team is currently on site now trying to resolve the problem. 

Rowett brings his 'backroom team' to Derby

BBC Derby Sport

Gary Rowett is to hold his first press conference as Derby County manager this afternoon.

His appointment on a two-and-a-half year deal was confirmed this morning. 

Gary Rowett
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Rowett is also bringing his long-term backroom team including assistant manager Kevin Summerfield, goalkeeping coach Kevin Poole, and Mark Sale as first team coach.

Kevin Phillips is also staying on as part of the coaching team.

Travel: Slow traffic on the A38 and A52

BBC News Travel

There are long delays on the A38 southbound on the Kingsway roundabout and also queuing traffic on the A52 Pentagon Island coming into Derby.

Your photos: Beautiful Brailsford

BBC Weather Watchers

A beautiful shot of the sunrise in Brailsford taken by our Weather Watcher Anne.

Brailsford
Anne

Train passengers warned ticket machines are broken

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Attention rail travellers - East Midlands Trains says a fault means its machines aren't able to sell or print out tickets this morning but passengers can purchase them on board or travel with their reference number. 

Watch: East Midlands weather

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's how Tuesday's looking across the region...

Missing Burton man found

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Yesterday we told you about missing Philip Gyde, from Burton. Staffordshire Police have confirmed he has been found safe and well.

Gary Rowett appointed as Derby County manager

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

We start this morning with news that Gary Rowett has been appointed manager of Derby County until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Steve McClaren was sacked on Sunday, five months into his second spell in charge.

Rowett is the Rams' fifth manager in 13 months following Paul Clement, Darren Wassall, Nigel Pearson and McClaren.

He made 120 outings for Derby County from 1995 to 1998 and said he has a "special bond" with the club.

Gary Rowett
PA

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Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

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