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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 2 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Euan Duncan

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 from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Humid overnight under cloud cover

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be cloudy tonight with a few clearer spells. There’s the chance of isolated drizzly showers in places and it will feel humid with lows of 17C (63F).

Weather temperatures for Wednesday August 3
BBC

Tomorrow will be cloudy and mainly dry with some brighter spells and highs of 21C (70F), but there's also the chance of drizzly, showery rain.

Boy convicted of firearm offence flees country

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A 10-year-old boy convicted of a firearms offence after he pointed a fake gun at two people and fired a pellet at a car has left the country before he could be sentenced.

Derbyshire Police has confirmed that officers were unable to find the boy, who's now 11 and can't be named, after he was sentenced in April at Derby Youth Court.

It received information two months ago that he's now living in the Czech Republic where he was born.

Sound of silence on the tracks

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

You can hear a pin drop ... the usually busy Midland Mainline has been completely quiet at Barrow upon Soar today.  

Deserted railway tracks near Barrow upon Soar
BBC

Sundial wall vandalised

If you'll forgive the pun... what's the point?

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Why did Heanor turn a shade of red?

If you spotted the red glow at the weekend, here's Alexandra Hamilton with the meteorological explanation.

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Train operator 'sorry for disruption'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Trains has said sorry for the disruption caused to rail services following the bridge collapse at Barrow upon Soar. 

The firm's customer experience director Andrew Conroy said: "I just want to apologise and thank them (our passengers) for their good humour today."

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of the main stories this afternoon.

Horse events precede Bakewell Show

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The wet weather will hopefully be out of the way before the main show starts... at least the horses will appreciate a little extra give in the ground today.

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Derby dance centre gets cash boost

BBC Radio Derby

Deda in Derby is celebrating after being awarded £150,000 from the Arts Council.

The money will be split into two funds by the Centre for Dance on Chapel Street.

The first will be used to recruit a full-time fundraiser, with the remaining £100,000 available to match donations.

Checks on road prior to bridge collapse

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Network Rail’s contractors were carrying out road surface investigations on a bridge which runs above the railway track at Barrow upon Soar when it partially collapsed.

The firm says the cause of this is being investigated and it is working to restore train services as quickly as possible.

Collapsed bridge at Barrow upon Soar
BBC

The railway line was open with trains running, as no structural work was being carried out on the bridge.

Council searching for love-struck graffiti artist

Burton Mail

An investigation has been launched after a misspelt declaration of love was sprayed on to the side of a park building.

Man found dead in house named

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Police have named a man who was found dead at a house in Chesterfield as Darren Broadbent from the town.

The body of the 35-year-old was found in a house at Thorntree Court in Grangewood yesterday morning.

Thorntree Court in Grangewood in Chesterfield
Google

An investigation is continuing into the circumstances surrounding Mr Broadbent’s death, and police are appealing for information.

Falcons cup prospects washed away

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's the scene at the County Ground around 24 hours ago when Derbyshire and opponents Leicestershire saw their One-Day Cup quarter-final hopes disappear down the drain.

Both teams had three group games end without a result because of rain.

Covers on at the County Ground in Derby
Getty Images

Although the Falcons completed their innings yesterday, only two balls were possible of the Foxes' reply.

Drilling 'moments before collapse'

Phil Mackie

Midlands correspondent, BBC News

Eye witnesses have described seeing Network Rail contractors drilling on the Grove Lane bridge at Barrow upon Soar immediately before it partly collapsed.

They also say the work only began after the last trains had passed.

Missing man located in Scotland

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Police say 26-year-old Martin MacKay has been found safe and well in Scotland.

He was reported missing from the Kingsway area of Derby on 18 July.

Tack stolen from stables

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

We told you recently about some vintage horse equipment stolen from stables at Darley Dale ... the pictures then showed mainly bare walls. Here's what was actually taken. 

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Football fans' prostate cancer shock

BBC Sport

Eight out of 111 football supporters screened for prostate cancer at Burton Albion FC have tested positive.

Burton Albion fans test positive for prostate cancer

All change for rejigged timetable

Resident heard 'massive earthquake' sound

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Barrow on Soar resident Jake Walton was in bed when he heard something going on.

There were some Network Rail employees on the bridge. He said a few minutes later “there was a sound like a massive earthquake. It was quite nerve-wracking.”

Collapsed bridge at Barrow upon Soar
BBC

He doesn't think anyone was hurt when the bridge collapsed.

Escaped prisoner found in Leicestershire

BBC Radio Derby

A prisoner who absconded from Sudbury Prison has been arrested in Leicestershire.

Joshua David Goffe went missing on the 28 June and was picked up by police on Sunday.

He's been charged with absconding from prison and witness intimidation, and was due to appear at Leicester Magistrates Court today.

Clement clarifies England coach position

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Former Rams boss Paul Clement's been busy reacting to recent speculation linking him with an England coaching role... weren't there some Twitter shortcuts he could have used to reduce the number of tweets?

Tweets by former Derby County manager Paul Clement
Paul Clement

Bridge collapse causes rail chaos

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Toby Higgins of Network Rail said: “We are hoping to have an update later on exactly when the line will reopen, but we are looking at days rather than weeks.

"Once we get the machinery here we will have a better idea.”

Bridge collapse causes rail chaos

Police appeal after death of motorcyclist

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Police say the motorcyclist who died in a crash on Raynesway, last night, was a man in his twenties.

The pedestrian involved was a man in his late teens, who remains in Queen's Medical Centre with serious injuries.

Anyone with information should contact police.

Pedestrian in hospital with serious injuries

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The pedestrian hit in a crash, in which a motorcyclist died, in Derby last night is being treated at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham for serious injuries.

Raynesway in Derby
Google

Police want to speak to anyone who saw what happened on Raynesway around 21:00. The road was closed for a short time.

Train passed under bridge shortly before it collapsed

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's understood locally that a Nottingham to Leicester train went under the bridge at Barrow upon Soar about 20 minutes before it partially collapsed leaving debris all over the track.

It may be that an empty train passed through after that.

Weather: Cloudy day, with chance of light rain

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It will stay dull, cloudy and overcast for most of the afternoon with light showers and drizzle possible, and highs of 20C (68F).

Weather temperatures for Tuesday August 2 to Wednesday 3
BBC

A warm and humid evening in prospect, but it should be dry with overnight lows of 16C (61F).

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

Compensation scheme in place for commuters

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

If you do not want to travel today because of the severe delays then here is how you can claim back money for your ticket.

Train tickets
PA

Bridge had been due to undergo repairs

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Network Rail says repair work had been due to take place on the railway bridge at Barrow-upon-Soar which collapsed early this morning.

The bridge was closing overnight from Monday to Wednesday for these repairs.

Collapsed bridge at Barrow upon Soar
BBC

But as BBC Leicester's Helen McCarthy says: "Something happened during those repairs last night that meant the line below the bridge can't be used anymore."

Bridge collapse impacting on regional travel

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Allow extra time if you are planning on travelling by train to make your flight ...  

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'Limited number' of trains will run to south

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A limited number of trains will run between Leicester and London St Pancras, stopping in Northamptonshire, but they will be subject to last minute changes.

East Midlands Trains service
Stagecoach

That doesn't sound greatly encouraging.

No fudging the issue by East Midlands Trains

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Seems like a good deal to me... mind you how does the quality compare to Cornish fudge?

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Although in this day and age it could be Cornish fudge rebranded for East Midlands Trains.

Bridge was showing signs of wear and tear

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The evidence is plain to see ... a buckled pavement, gaps appearing between between some of the bricks and cracks in the pavement.

Grove Lane bridge at Barrow upon Soar
Cheryl Billson

This was the Grove Lane bridge at Barrow upon Soar earlier this year when local resident Cheryl Billson was riding her horse over it.

Travel: Alternative routes to capital from our region

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's some more travel advice from East Midlands Trains, with suggestions for getting from Derby, Long Eaton, Chesterfield and Sheffield to London.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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