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By Euan Duncan

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Rain and sleet overnight, snow unlikely to settle

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Skies are clearing this evening and temperatures will tumble quickly. It’s a bitterly cold night with gale force winds.

    Some rain sleet and wet snow is possible, but this is not expected to settle, with lows of 1C (34F).

    Weather temperatures for 3am on Saturday November 21

    Any morning showers will clear quickly to leave a dry day with plenty of sunshine, but it will feel raw in the biting wind, with highs of 4C (39F).    

  3. Night market draws a healthy crowd

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Dawn de Saeger for this photo of yesterday's Derby Night Market on Sadler Gate, Looks like it was a good turn out.

    Derby Night Market
  4. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here are the main stories we've been covering today.

    • Derby terror suspect appears in court
    • Landowner says view ruined after 50 trees felled on her land by rail firm
    • Derby County prepare for return to league action against Cardiff City
  5. Testing times ahead for Rams

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County head coach Paul Clement has highlighted the next four matches as a real test of his side's promotion credentials.

    The Rams resume after the international break at home to Cardiff tomorrow.

    The Welsh club are seventh in the Championship, just two places behind Derby, who also face leaders Hull and second-placed Brighton over the next few weeks.

  6. Brewers can bounce back, claims midfielder Reilly

    Derby Telegraph

    Callum Reilly says he is 100% certain that Burton Albion can bounce back from their FA Cup disappointment away at Bury tomorrow.

  7. Rail firm apologises over for tree debris

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Network Rail has said sorry to a Staffordshire woman for a breakdown in communication after it cut down 50 trees on her land for safety reasons by the Derby to Stoke railway line.

    A spokesman apologised for any distress caused to Lynne Dutton, whose home backs on to the track.

    Trees felled for safety reasons by Network Rail at home of Lynne Dutton, of Sudbury

    He said: "We've got a team out there today looking at removing the logs, and hopefully we can get this resolved as soon as possible."

  8. Landowner upset at chopped down tree 'devastation'

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A Staffordshire woman says Network Rail promised to remove all the debris when it felled about 50 trees on her land for safety reasons because of their proximity to the Derby to Stoke railway line.

    Lynne Dutton, from Sudbury, said: "I just can't come down here. It breaks my heart to see this mess.

    Lynne Dutton

    "They could have just chopped them off halfway. It's ruined the property, ruined the view, but the worst thing is the devastation which they've left."

  9. Derby man described in court as a 'leading man' of radical group

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A Derby man who has appeared in court to fight his extradition to Italy has been described as a "leading man" of radical and fundamentalist group Rawti Shax.

    Zana Rahim, aged 32, of Curzon Street, and two other men were atWestminster Magistrates' Court after Italy requested their extradition,claiming they're key members of the organisation plotting to carry out attacks across Europe.

    Mr Rahim is the son-in-law of the group's leader Mullah Krekar, who was jailed in Norway in 2012, and was described as someone who often acted as the group's spokesman and an "administrator" in its chatrooms.

    The men's lawyers say they'll challenge the extradition, and the hearing continues.

  10. Derby man fights extradition on alleged terror network membership

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Three men, including one from Derby, alleged to be key members of an Isis-affiliated terror group which plotted to execute attacks across Europe and kidnap diplomats, are fighting extradition from Britain to italy.

    Zana Rahim, aged 32, of Curzon Street, and the other two men appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court today where it was claimed they held senior positions in radical and fundamentalist organisation Rawti Shax.

    The men's lawyers explained they would be challenging the extraditionon grounds of "refoulment", the illegal returning of refugees.

    Italy had requested the extradition of four men, but the warrant was withdrawn for one of them today. The hearing continues.

  11. Branch line tree felling leaves Staffordshire woman in dismay

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A woman from Sudbury says she's distraught after dozens of her trees were chopped down and left on her land. 

    Lynne Dutton's home backs on to the Derby to Stoke railway line, and a neighbouring tree fell on to the track earlier this year.

    Trees felled by railway line on to land owned by Sudbury resident Lynne Dutton

    Network Rail says it identified her trees as diseased and dangerous, and cleared about 50 of them.

  12. Junior doctor's stark message over contract changes

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Andrew Titchener, a junior doctor from Derbyshire, says he wouldn't have become a medic if the government's new contract had been in force.

    The proposed changes to overtime and weekend payments have led hospital staff to vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action.

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt described it as a "tragedy" that a "very fair offer" had been misrepresented.

  13. Derby-built Crossrail trains 'the best of British'

    Here's some more on the new Crossrail trains being built in Derby.

    Crossrail carriage

    London Mayor Boris Johnson said the rolling stock "showcase the best of British design and engineering".  

  14. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

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

  15. Weather: Winds strengthen and bring colder conditions

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Some showers push south through this afternoon while the winds will strengthen and bring much colder air, with highs of 8C (46F).

    There's also a warning for strong winds across the East Midlands from 21:00 tonight.

  16. Electrification plan could hit the buffers

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Rail stories are very much part of today's news agenda as Network Rail and the government come under attack from a group of MPs over delays to an electrified rail line between London and Derby.

    The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Meg Hillier, says there is a chance the project won't happen at all.

    She said: "We didn't get any clear indication that it wouldn't, but nor did we get a definite date for when it will happen, and clearly electrification of the Midland Mainline is really important.

    Midland Mainline electrification project delayed but due to go ahead

    "In order for the East Midlands to punch at its weight it needs good transport links, and it will be falling behind other regions if it doesn't get this."

  17. Rams plan underground stadium expansion

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby County want to extend the iPro Stadium.

    Plans have been unveiled for an extension beneath the north stand and part of the east stand terracing to increase office and corporate hospitality space.

  18. Design of Derby-built Crossrail trains revealed

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby's contribution to the UK's largest rail project is recognised today as the design of the trains is unveiled.

    Some of the features were already in the public domain and, as you might expect, the Bombardier-built carriages will be fully wheelchair-accessible, air-conditioned and wi-fi enabled.

    Space for wheelchair users on Crossrail train

    The new trains will cater for 1,500 passengers and will be in service from May 2017.

  19. Doctors take to the streets to promote contract concerns

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A MeetTheDrs event will be held in Derby's Cornmarket tomorrow as junior doctors highlight concerns over what they see as the government's imposition of unsafe and unfair contracts.

    Andrew Titchener, from Chesterfield Royal Hospital, is a junior doctor who voted in favour of strike action because he says the new package isn't safe.

    He told BBC Radio Derby: "Tired doctors, disenfranchised doctors don't make good doctors, and the jobs that we do, mistakes are and can be critical."

  20. Weather: Windy weekend in store

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    While it remains to be seen whether snow will be restricted to high ground in the next 48 hours, it seems chilly Arctic winds are set to more noticeable.

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  21. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of the main stories we're covering today:

  22. Brewers striker gaining international experience

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion assistant manager David Oldfield believes the more caps striker Aurelien Joachim gets for Luxembourg, the better it is for the club.

    Aurelien Joachim

    The 29-year-old scored in last week's game against Greece and was involved in the side that lost to Portugal on Tuesday.

    Oldfield said he hoped these appearances would help push Joachim towards a first team place.

  23. Derby terror suspect due back in court

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A Derby man arrested as part of an international investigation into an alleged European Islamist terror network is due back at Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

    Zana Rahim, 32, was remanded in custody a week ago with three other men ahead of a full extradition hearing after they didn't apply for bail.

    The four were detained on European Arrest Warrants in an operation led by Italian authorities probing a group described as a terrorist organisation of Kurdish-Sunni origin.

    Italy has requested the extradition of the four men.

  24. First look at Derby-built Crossrail trains

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Designs have been unveiled for the trains being made in Derby for the London Crossrail project.

    Crossrail train

    The Bombardier-built trains will have space for 1,500 passengers in nine walk-through carriages and each will be more than 200m long.

    They will also be fully wheelchair-accessible, air-conditioned and wi-fi enabled. 

  25. Rams keeper not taking number one shirt for granted

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County resume Championship action at home to Cardiff tomorrow.

    Despite starting 15 of their 16 league games this season, goalkeeper Scott Carson has told BBC Radio Derby the battle for the gloves still isn't over.

    Scott Carson

    Carson arrived in the summer but last season's number one Lee Grant is still at the club and played in Derby's first win of the campaign at Preston in September.

  26. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering this morning:

  27. Criticism over Midland Mainline electrification delay

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Another of the stories we're covering today is criticism of Network Rail and the government by a group of MPs over delays to an electrified rail line between London and Derby.

    A report says passengers on the Midland Mainline are paying a heavy price.

    The Midland Mainline is electrified from London to Bedford, but no further north

    Ministers put the project on hold in June because of spiralling costs before later announcing it would be restarted - but with a completion date four years later than originally planned.

  28. Junior doctor backs strike action

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    One of the stories we're covering today is reaction from a junior doctor in Derbyshire to proposed changes to overtime and weekend payments which he says could prevent people from studying medicine.

    The new contract put forward by the health secretary has caused widespread anger among medical staff and a strike is planned.

    Jeremy Hunt

    Jeremy Hunt (pictured) described it as a "tragedy" that a "very fair offer" had been misrepresented, but Andrew Titchener, who works at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, voted in favour of industrial action.  

  29. Weather: Dry start before winds pick up later

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's a mainly dry start to Friday with sunny spells before some showers push south through the afternoon.   

    Charlie Slater

    Winds strengthen and change to a north-westerly direction bringing much colder air, and highs today of 8C (46F).

    There's also a yellow warning for strong winds in place across the East Midlands valid from 21:00 tonight until 15:00 tomorrow, with gusts of 50-60mph possible.  

  30. Good morning: Join us for today's live news coverage

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby's popular night market got under way in the Cathedral Quarter last night with around 200 stalls set up in the city centre and thousands of people joining in the fun.

    There's some more flavour of the market to follow along with today's news, sport weather and travel. 

    Derby night market

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