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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 13 March 2017
  2. Police on the hunt to find serial sex attacker
  3. A623 in Eyam reopens after collision
  4. Derby County sack Steve McClaren for a second time
  5. Chaddesden WW1 hero honoured with plaque
  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. Weather: Dry with clear spells

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Overnight it'll be staying dry with variable amounts of cloud there will be some clear spells at times, particularly at first with more in the way of low cloud later. 

    However it will be warmer than last night thanks to the cloud.

    Min Temp: 7C (45F).

    weather
  3. Watch: Police's message for women after sex attack appeal

    BBC Radio Derby

    Supt Tracy Harrison said the four sex attacks have had a "life-changing impact" on the victims...

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    Video caption: Watch: Police's message for Derby women after sex attack appeal
  4. Couple safe after house fire in Woodville

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently still at the scene of a house fire in Woodville.

    They arrived at the house on Jubilee Park at 15:30 today.

    A spokesman said a couple returned home to find a fire in an airing cupboard. They suffered minor smoke inhalation but there was extensive damage to the house.

    Jubilee Park
  5. By-law given the go ahead for Ilkeston and Long Eaton

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres will have a by-law put in place giving police the power to stop people urinating and defecating in both towns.

    The idea has been given the go ahead by Erewash Borough councillors, who hope that the new rule will come into force by the summer.

    Long Eaton

    The council said police only have limited powers but the new by-law will make this type of behaviour a criminal offence.  

    Anyone caught not following the new rule will face a £500 fine.

    The council has less than 28 days to publish the notice of the making of the by-law.

  6. Derbyshire wicketkeeper signs new contract

    BBC Derby Sport

    Harvey Hosein, Derbyshire's wicketkeeper has signed a new contract to stay with the County Championship Division Two side until the end of the 2019 season.

    The 20-year-old has scored 713 runs in 18 first-class games.

    Derbyshire County Cricket Club
  7. Crich Tramway Village collection hit by winter mould

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News Online

    A number of trams from a "world renowned" collection have been severely damaged by an outbreak of mould.

    Mould is inspected by a man

    Crich Tramway Village, which is home to the country's biggest collection of trams, said the damage was caused by insulation problems at their depot. 

    Museum bosses said the outbreak of mould was "heartbreaking and devastating". 

    The Derbyshire-based attraction said it needed to raise £200,000 to carry out improvements to their depot in order to stop the mould problem.

    Mould close up

    It's thought about "five or six" trams need attention following the winter mould.   

  8. Your comments: 'We have talent at the club but Friday was the pits'

    Facebook

    Our Facebook has had everyone talking after Steve McClaren was sacked, here are a few:

    Chris Holmes wrote: "The players are at fault as is the chairman. The chairman has too much involvement and the players that have failed year after year should be moved on."

    Roger Faulkner said: "Sorry but not surprised. We have talent at the club but Friday was the pits. A managers job must be to get the players to perform at full potential. That did not happen."   

  9. Ex-football coach Barry Bennell remanded in custody

    BBC Radio Derby

    Former football coach Barry Bennell has been remanded in custody charged with 12 counts of historical child sex abuse.

    Eleven of the alleged offences are said to have happened in Derbyshire, while one is said to have taken place in North Wales.

    The 63-year-old will appear before Chester Crown Court next week.

    In January, Mr Bennell, a former youth coach at Crewe Alexander, pleaded not guilty to eight other sexual offences.

    Barry Bennell
  10. Brewers out of relegation zone

    BBC Derby Sport

    Burton Albion are now three points and four places clear of the relegation zone after Saturday's home win over Nottingham Forest. 

    Nigel Clough's side has now gone six games without defeat after winning 1-0 at the weekend.

    Burton Albion
  11. Watch: Plaque for Chaddesden World War One hero unveiled

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A World War One hero, who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, has been recognised at Derby railway station with a special plaque.

    Jacob Rivers, from Chaddesden, worked for Midland Railway and was killed in the battle of Neuve-Chapelle in France in March 1915. More than 80 of his family members came to see the plaque being unveiled.

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    Video caption: Watch: Plaque for Chaddesden World War One hero unveiled
  12. Your photos: Magnificent Millers Dale

    BBC Weather Watchers

    What a marvellous shot of Millers Dale, taken by our Weather Watcher Sam's House.

    Millers Dale
  13. East Midlands weather update: Cloud to move in

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    The cloud will begin to move in from the north west over the course of the day, but there’ll still be some bright spells this afternoon.

    Weather
  14. Travel: A623 in Eyam reopens

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The A623 in Eyam has now reopened following this morning's collision. 

  15. A61 road works rearranged

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire County Council has delayed plans for replacement traffic lights on the A61.

    Work was due to start today but will now take place on Thursday and is expected to take six weeks.

    Drivers are being warned to expect delays along this route for the next few weeks while restrictions are in place.

    A61
  16. Appeal to find missing Burton man

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Phillip Gyde left his home in St Chads Road, Burton, at some point overnight yesterday.

    He failed to turn up for a work training session in Swadlincote this morning.

    The 56-year-old who is diabetic and not had his medication is described as white, 5ft 9in with a stocky build; short, light brown hair and blue eyes.

    Missing man

    Police are concerned as Philip could fall ill very quickly as a result of not taking his insulin.  

  17. Portway Junior School partially closed for another week

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    So it's been just over a week since Portway Junior School has been able to open its doors to all pupils because of continuing strike action.

    The headteacher has written to parents warning them it'll be closed partially for another two weeks, because of the dispute between teaching assistants and the city council.

    Portway Junior School

    The school in Allestree said half of its staff have been involved in the strike so it wasn't safe to open.

    Derby City Council and UNISON have been in talks to find a resolution to the dispute over changes to staff's terms and conditions .

  18. Chaddesden WW1 hero honored with plaque

    Peter Spencer

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    A World War One hero who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross has been recognised at Derby railway station with a plaque.

    Jacob Rivers, from Chaddesden, worked for Midland Railway and was killed in the battle of Neuve-Chapelle in France in March 1915.

    Plaque unveil

    Mr Rivers was enlisted in 1899 and served with Royal Scots Fusiliers before working for the railway as a labourer.

    At the outbreak of war he re-enlisted with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was awarded the VC for creeping "within yards of a very large number of enemy troops and 'hurled bombs on them'." 

    He repeated the action later that day only to be killed.

    Andy Savage, executive director for the Railways Heritage Trust, said: "I think it's to the shame of the railway industry for Jake's name to not be there. He was not given the honors he deserved."

  19. Travel: Crash closes A623 in Eyam

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The A623 in Eyam is currently closed due to a collision, if you are heading this way expect delays.

    Derbyshire Police has said the occupants of both vehicles are "fine" but to avoid the area if possible.

    Recovery of both vehicles is now in progress.

    RTC