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Live Reporting

By Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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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 at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

  2. East Midlands weather update: Cloud tonight with scattered showers

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    There’ll be variable amounts of cloud tonight with scattered showers.

    In towns and cities, it’s likely to be cooler in rural spots, with a risk of icy patches on untreated routes. 

    Weather
  3. Otter 'separated from mum' in Storm Doris rescued

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    An otter cub, who was separated from her mother during Storm Doris , has been rescued by the RSPCA. 

    The animal was found "staggering" at the side of a river in Derbyshire on Wednesday night.

    The otter, who is called "Daffi", is now recovering at an animal hospital in Cheshire.

    Otter
  4. Rams to face Blackburn and Barnsley

    BBC Derby Sport

    Derby County face two key fixtures this week as they look to bounce back from Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

    The Rams, who are currently 10 points off the play-off places, have games against Blackburn on Tuesday and Barnsley on Saturday.

    Derby County v Aston Villa
  5. Body of burnt dog discovered in Burton

    Sarah Robertson

    Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

    The body of a burnt dog has been found in a field in Burton. 

    The RSPCA says the animal was so completely burnt that mainly the skeleton was left visible. 

    The charity says a passer-by reported the discovery on Friday on Lynwood Road, Branston and it's launched an investigation.

    Quote Message: At this stage we don’t know whether the dog was alive or not when the body was set on fire, and due to the body being completely burnt, we don’t even know what type of dog it is." from Laura Bryant RSPCA inspector
    Laura BryantRSPCA inspector
  6. Derby students help analyse 'suicide' case

    Aleena Naylor

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Also in the news today...  

    The minister for Europe is backing calls for Italian authorities to reopen the case of a Nottinghamshire woman who died from repeated stab wounds. 

    Claire Martin, 31, was living in Italy at the time of her death five years ago. 

    Claire Martin

    Police there recorded her death as suicide, but now an investigation - helped by students at the University of Derby - has cast doubt over how she died. 

    You can see more on that story in tonight's Inside Out East Midlands at 19:30 on BBC One. 

  7. Listen: Andy chats with Sir Cliff Richard in 2013

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    And here's one with Andy and Sir Cliff Richard, who spoke from his home in New York.

    Video content

    Video caption: Andy Potter memories: Interview with Sir Cliff Richard

    Back in November 2013, Sir Cliff was getting ready to release his 100th album.  

  8. Listen: Andy speaks to Piers Morgan in 2014

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Here's an old clip of Andy catching up with Piers Morgan at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show.

  9. 'Everyone at college will miss Andy'

    Facebook

    Our Facebook page has been filled with lots of tributes to Andy.

    Liam Elliot wrote: "Everyone at Broomfield College will miss Andy, especially for his great report he did with their plant centre last year."

    Andy and the college crew
  10. Public invited to sign condolence book

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Members of the public are being invited to sign a book of condolence for presenter Andy.

    Book of condolence

    It is in BBC Radio Derby's reception, which is open weekdays from 09:00 until 17:00.

  11. 'His broadcasting was a pleasure to listen to'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Jo, from Alfreton, has been one of many to get in touch via email today.

    She wrote: "So sorry to hear the sad news about Andy, I've listened to his programme for many years and loved his style.

    "He was a lovely man and his broadcasting was a pleasure to listen to.

    "My condolences to his family and to everyone at BBC Radio Derby."

  12. Andy 'will be sadly missed by all'

    Facebook

    On our Facebook page , Dennis Richardson added: "I had the pleasure of photographing Andy when he interviewed Emmeline Williams last year at the National Trust Calke Abbey.

    "A nicer man you could not wish to meet, will be sadly missed by all, condolences to all his family & friends."

    Andy Potter
  13. Tune in to Andy Potter tribute programme

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Just a reminder that we have a special tribute programme on here in memory of Andy.

    The show consists of Andy's favourite interviews and music.

  14. 'He was loved by his listeners'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Stuart Thomas, the head of BBC East Midlands, has also paid tribute to Andy. 

    View more on twitter
  15. Listen: 'The shock is immense', editor says

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Radio Derby editor Simon Cornes has told listeners the shock of Andy's death has been "immense".

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    Video caption: Listen: 'Shock is immense', BBC Radio Derby editor says
  16. 'Thoughts go to Andy's friends and family'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Andy was well-known for supporting local theatre and music across the county.

    View more on twitter
  17. 'A wonderful man who made many happy memories'

    Facebook

    Our Facebook page has been inundated with people paying tribute to Andy.

    Emma Richardson wrote: "Listened to Andy for many years & met him when my daughter was singing at Derby Cathedral with her school. He was lovely with the kids & made them all laugh. Wonderful man who made many happy memories for people. RIP Andy, you will be missed."

    Georgina Smith said: "Such sad news to wake up to. Thoughts go to all his family & friends and his huge extended family at radio Derby. RIP Andy."

    Sue Smith added: "Absolutely heartbreaking. RIP Andy and my thoughts are with his family and friends x."