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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 6 March 2017
  2. M1 northbound reopens after five-vehicle crash
  3. Paul Carrack dedicates song to Andy Potter
  4. Two Derby schools closed due to support staff strike
  5. Burton Albion Community Trust invited to Parliament
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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: Showers will continue tonight

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Tonight, showers will continue for a time but drier conditions will develop in the early hours. There will be some clear spells, allowing for a touch of frost in the coldest spots.

    Weather
  3. Your photos: 'Toad-ally' terrific picture in Wingerworth

    BBC Weather Watchers

    What a "toad-ally" great snap from our Weather Watcher Stu's walk. It was taken in Wingerworth earlier on today. 

    frog
  4. Your comments: 'It's the kids who suffer' in school strikes

    Facebook

    Earlier on we told you about two schools in Derby which are closed all week due to support staff strikes. This has got people talking on Facebook:

    Alex Beswick wrote: "Both the council and the strikers need their heads banging together, it's the kids that are suffering! 

    "Sure they'll love being off school in the short term, but in the long term it's their education and routine that will suffer."

  5. Derby City Council and UNISON agree to another meeting

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Following more strike action today, Derby City Council and UNISON have agreed to another meeting tomorrow.

    A joint statement by Derby City Council and UNISON said: "The process is challenging, but we remain committed to finding a resolution and we have agreed to a further meeting tomorrow.”

    UNISON
  6. Boy, 15, arrested after school staff member assaulted

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a school staff member was punched and pushed to the ground, Derbyshire Police have said.

    The staff member - from Littleover Community School - was assaulted on Friday at about 15:20 outside the school gates on Pastures Hill.

    The force said the arrested boy will be interviewed but are still asking for anyone with any information to contact them. 

    Littleover school
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale affecting J30 for A616.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an accident. Congestion to J30, A616 (Worksop).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. Why are there so many millstones in the Peak District?

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Using  Your Questions , we've been asked: "Why are there so many millstones dotted about the Peak District?"

    It's a good question. The first reference to millstone production in Derbyshire is as early as the 13th Century, at Alderwasley.

    There are records of millstones quarried in Hathersage and Baslow in the 14th and 15th centuries.

    Video content

    Video caption: Why are there so many millstones in the Peak District?

    By the 19th Century, flour mills were moving more to steel roller milling, meaning the end of demand for millstones. 

    People still created stock, but when orders stopped they were abandoned.

  9. Police name victim of fatal car and lorry collision

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    A man who died in a collision between a car and a lorry in Staffordshire at the weekend has been named by police today. 

    Ryan Dunn

    Staffordshire Police say Ryan Dunn, who was 21 and from Burton, was driving a Volkswagon Bora on Saturday when it collided with a blue HGV. 

    Officers say he died shortly after the crash.

  10. Derby County v Preston North End

    Mike Perkins

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County are asking fans to be patient when they play Preston North End tomorrow night.

    County Fans

    Manager Steve McClaren has praised the club's supporters for staying with them, after the goalless first half in Saturday's 2 - 1 win over Barnsley.

  11. Crack down continues for drivers on phones

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    New penalties are now in place for drivers who use their phones at the wheel...

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  12. Boy, 5, airlifted to hospital after collision with car

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A five-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Burton-upon-Trent. 

    The collision occurred at about 08:45 this morning, between Shobnall Close and Casey Lane.

    The boy is now being treated at Birmingham Children's Hospital for a suspected head injury, West Midlands Ambulance Service said. 

    Shobnall Close

    An ambulance service spokesman added: "The driver of the car involved was assessed at the scene, but the man was discharged."

  13. Baird: 'No talks' over Derby County future

    BBC Derby Sport

    BBC Radio Derby's sports reporter Owen Bradley caught up with Chris Baird today...

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  14. Prisoner inquest opens

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    The jury has been sworn in for the inquest into the death of a prisoner at Foston Hall.

    Karen Morris died in Royal Derby Hospital on 10 January 2015.

    Derby Coroner’s Court heard the 33-year-old had a history of self-harm.

    A post-mortem exam found the cause of death was tramadol toxicity.

    Foston Hall

    The hearing is expected to last at least a week.  

  15. Your photos: Gorgeous Grindleford

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Grindleford is looking beautiful today. 

    Thank you to our Weather Watcher David L for sending this great snap in.

    Grindleford
  16. Clean up for shop owner after Morledge fire

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A Derby shop's clearing up this morning after a fire in a neighbouring flat.

    Firefighters were called to Morledge early on Saturday morning where they tackled a fire above a derelict fish and chip shop.

    Fire

    Chris Priest, who owns the wholefood store next door, said the ground floor hasn't been damaged, but the café and upstairs office have been damaged by smoke.

  17. Gritters out on main routes

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    We are in for another cold night and the council are prioritising all main routes...

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  18. Second appeal for help after break in at 86-year-old's house

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    CCTV images have been re-issued of a man after a bank card was stolen from an elderly woman's house in Normanton.

    Between 16:00 and 21:15 on Thursday, November 10, thieves broke into the home of an 86-year-old on St Clares Close.

    CCTV

    The thieves made off with a range of items including a bank card, Nokia Experia phone, and a variety of jewellery. 

    This included a Lapis Lazuli necklace, a gold necklace with an amber stone, three marcasite rings, and a range of women’s watches.

    Police have re-released a picture of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the bank card which was used in a store.

  19. Two Derby schools closed due to support staff strike

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Ivy House Special School and Portway Junior School in Derby will be closed all this week because support staff are on strike.

    It's the second full week of strike action during a long running pay dispute with the city council. 

    Parents have said they're contacting their local MPs to try to bring an end to the stalemate.

    School strike

    If you want to find out the latest information on school closures you can find out here.

  20. M1 closed after Jet2 plane 'emergency'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The M1 was closed over the weekend due to an "aircraft emergency" which resulted in both directions of the motorway closing for about 20 minutes.

    The Jet2 plane which was carrying 153 people on board had a suspected malfunction.

    Jet2

    Police stopped traffic from J23a and J24 at about 21:30 on Saturday, to allow "a clear flight path" for the Jet2 plane, which landed safely before being inspected.