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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 22 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

That's all our Local Live updates for today. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow.  

Weather: Showers die out later

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

There'll be a few showers this evening, but they will fizzle out, and it's another muggy night with lows of 14C (57F).

Weather temperatures for 7am on Thursday June 23
BBC

It's a dry day tomorrow but there'll be a fair amount of cloud and it will feel warm and humid with highs of 20C (68F).

Your views: Bigger bus station

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You've been reacting on our Facebook page to today's announcement that Derby City Council plans to extend the bus station in the city centre.

Ann Everton said: "Why a bigger bus station? We need another swimming pool. Here we go again."

Derby bus station
BBC

And Katie Foxton agreed, posting: "Bigger bus station? What a joke! A swimming pool should be number one priority."

Search for town crier goes on

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It can't be that hard to find a town crier, can it? You just need to be able to shout, ring a bell and enjoy dressing up smartly. Swadlincote needs you.

Town crier
PA

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

These are the main stories we're covering this afternoon.

  • More than 240 knives handed in so far during Derbyshire Police amnesty
  • Plans submitted for three new wind turbines near Carsington Water
  • And rare Chinese vase used as door stop could sell for £1m at auction in Derbyshire

New wind turbines plan near Carsington Water

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Plans have been submitted for three new wind turbines near Carsington Water. 

Five turbines at the site were turned down in February last year.

Show organisers count cost of cancellation

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The organisers of the Derbyshire County Show say they'll lose thousands of pounds after having to cancel this year's event because Elvaston Castle's showground is waterlogged, with more rain forecast.

Edward Hicklin
BBC

Edward Hicklin chairs the Derbyshire Horticultural and Agricultural Society and says exhibitors are being supportive after being told in good time.

Large load arrives at Ripley

Could this be a useful way of pruning those overhanging branches around Derbyshire and East Staffordshire? 

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Home cup ties for Brewers and Rams

BBC Sport

The draw's been made for the first round of the EFL Cup today. Derby County will host Grimsby Town, who were promoted back to the Football League last month.

Burton are at home to Bury, while Chesterfield visit Rochdale, with the ties to be played in the opening week of the season.

Opening day reunion for Brewers boss

Burton's trip to Nottingham Forest means an early return to the City Ground for ex-Reds striker and now Brewers boss Nigel Clough. 

Nigel Clough
Empics

Amnesty sees 200 knives handed in

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I doubt you'd see many of these in the average kitchen drawer. Derbyshire Police says more than 200 knives have been handed in during the first four weeks of a knife amnesty across the county.

Knives handed in during first four weeks of Derbyshire Police amnesty
BBC

Spireites sign Dundee defender

BBC Sport

Chesterfield have signed defender Paul McGinn on a two-year deal following his release by Dundee.

Paul McGinn
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Paul McGinn

Chesterfield sign defender McGinn

League One side Chesterfield sign defender Paul McGinn on a two-year deal following his departure from Dundee.

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Weather: Dry bright spells today, but risk of rain later

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It will stay dry this afternoon with plenty of cloud around although there's potential for drizzle and rain this evening, with highs of 21C (70F).

Weather temperatures for Wednesday June 22 to Thursday 23
BBC

There'll be some heavier rain through the first part of the night before this clears in the early hours, with lows of 15C (59F).

Mudbath risk if show went ahead

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

This site should have hosted the Derbyshire County Show, but wet weather put paid to that as The Showground at Elvaston was in danger of becoming a mudbath.

Town crier role lacking appeal

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The search continues for a town crier in Swadlincote after no-one turned up for auditions to fill the role.

Town crier
Gail Archer

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

First double century for Derbyshire captain

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Welcome to the club ... Derbyshire skipper Billy Godleman made 204, his first double century, with his team on 467-5 at home to Worcestershire at lunch on day two of their Championship match.

Billy Godleman
Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Full commentary continues on BBC Radio Derby on 1116AM and via BBC Sport online.

Train death at Burton

Derby Telegraph

A person has died after being struck by a train. British Transport Police were called to the incident near Lichfield Road in Burton around 15:00 yesterday afternoon.

Bus station could be extended

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Plans to extend Derby's bus station have been announced at the city's annual property summit.

Improvement plans for the Assembly Rooms in Derby
BBC

More details about the proposed replacement of the Assembly Rooms were also revealed but extra funding will be needed to bring about some of the projects planned for the city centre.

Fishing ban at lake where swan got caught in hook and line

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I wouldn't want this piercing my skin. Volunteers from Yorkshire Swan Rescue helped a swan which got caught in a fishing hook and line at Straws Bridge Park near Ilkeston.

Fishing hook and line swallowed by swan at Straws Bridge Park near Ilkeston
Yorkshire Swan Rescue

They expect the swan to make a full recovery and say fishing is banned at the lake.

'Spellbinding vase' up for auction

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

“It is a quite spellbinding vase,” says Derbyshire auctioneer Charles Hanson. It could make £1m when it goes under the hammer next month.

He said: “Made in China during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1735-99), the vase was just possibly manufactured by the imperial kilns for the Emperor's summer palace.

Vase made in China during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1735-99)
Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers

"It is brilliantly painted in tones of cobalt blue." Just as well nobody tripped over the vase while it was being used as a door stop.

Fishing hook removed from swan

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A lucky escape for this swan which got a fishing hook and line caught in a wing at Straws Bridge Park near Ilkeston.

Swan
Yorkshire Swan Rescue

The hook and line were removed, and the swan reunited with its mate.

£1m vase was used as door stop

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Careful with that hammer... this rare Chinese vase which was being used as a door stop could sell for more than £1m at auction in Derbyshire next month.

Rare Chinese vase being used as a door stop could make £1m at auction in Derbyshire
Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers

Big games come thick and fast for Brewers

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The reality of Championship football will be sinking in for Brewers fans... no minnows at this level.

Burton Albion FC August fixtures
English Football League

Two city centre site put up for sale

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Two sites in Derby are to be sold by the city council.

Middleton House at St Mary's Gate
Google

The former local studies library at Middleton House will be available to buy, as well as the land which was earmarked for the Riverlights project, next to the bus station.

Royal jewel found in box of thimbles

Uttoxeter Advertiser

A 321-year-old royal jewel created to mark the death of a British queen has been discovered by an auctioneer in a box of thimbles.

A 321-year-old Royal mourning jewel found recently in box of thimbles
Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers

Rams to host Villa in August

Derby County FC August fixtures
English Football League

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of the main stories this morning:

  • Derby County will start the new season at home to Brighton while Burton are at Forest
  • Safety concerns over muddy Elvaston Castle prompted cancellation of Derbyshire County Show
  • Two sites in Derby put up for sale by city council

Your photos: Here comes the sun...

Every day should start like this... our Weather Watcher Stoneyford View was up early to take this photo of the sunrise at Heanor.

Sunrise at Heanor
Stoneyford View

Safety factor prompts show cancellation

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Edward Hicklin from the Derbyshire Horticultural and Agricultural Society says the safety of those attending was the most important factor in their decision to cancel this year's Derbyshire County Show.

Derbyshire County Show at Elvaston is cancelled because The Showground is waterlogged
BBC

Spireites face tricky opener

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Chesterfield start the League One season away to newly-promoted Oxford United.

Chesterfield's Proact Stadium
Football League

Weather: Bright start with chance of drizzle

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here's today's local weather forecast, and there is a chance of some light rain.

August clash for Brewers and Rams

Those all important local derbies see Burton host Derby on Saturday 28 August.

Burton Albion FC's Pirelli Stadium
Getty Images

The Brewers visit the iPro Stadium on Saturday 28 January, always assuming the TV schedule doesn't intervene.  

Rams face Seagulls in Pearson's first game

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derby County host Brighton on the opening day of the Championship season in what will be new boss Nigel Pearson's first game in charge of the Rams..

Nigel Pearson
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Brewers start at Forest

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The race is on for tickets ... Burton begin their first ever season in the Championship away to Nottingham Forest.

Burton Albion fans celebrate promotion at Doncaster
PA

Brewers fans target local derby

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It really is the derby game... Brewers fans will be keen to know when their games against Derby County will be scheduled in their first season in the Championship.

Burton Albion management celebrating promotion to the Championship
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here are the top stories today.

  • Waterlogged showground leads to cancellation of Derbyshire County Show
  • Livestock fair to be held on Ashbourne Market Place for first time in more than a century
  • And Brewers to discover their first ever Championship fixture schedule

Brewers to learn Championship schedule

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's an exciting day to be a Burton Albion fan... next season's football fixtures are out today at 09:00.

Burton Albion celebrate promotion to the Championship
PA

Show falls victim to wet spell

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The ground's cutting up already...  Derbyshire Horticultural and Agricultural Society decided to cancel this year's county show because The Showground at Elvaston is waterlogged. 

Derbyshire County Show site at Elvaston is waterlogged
BBC

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

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Reaction to the cancellation of the Derbyshire County Show to come, as well as the rest of today's news, sport, travel and weather for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

Derbyshire County Show at Elvaston has been cancelled
BBC

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