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  1. Updates for Tuesday 14 March 2017
  2. Gary Rowett appointed as Derby County manager
  3. Spotted Cow pub saved by Holbrook community
  4. 'New lines of inquiry' over Derby serial sex attacker
  5. Experienced batsman Daryn Smit signs for Derbyshire
  6. Garry Rowett attends first press conference at Pride Park
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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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: Clear spells but cloud will build overnight

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    There'll be some clear spells for a time this evening, but we’ll see more in the way of cloud building overnight which could be thick enough to produce the odd spot of light rain, with some patches of mist/hill fog developing.

    Min Temp: 8C (46F)

  3. Your comments: Praise for community group who saved pub


    Earlier on we told you about the Holbrook community saving the village pub  The Spotted Cow. Our Facebook has attracted lots of positive comments on the decision:

    Sue Warburton wrote: "Well done you all."

    Richard Dawes added: "That's great news any plans to brew?"

    Julie Scott also added: "Well done all of u, will have to visit and have a pint or 3!"

  4. Derby sex attack appeal has over 100 responses

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    An appeal to find a  serial sex attacker in Derby  after three women were seriously assaulted and another raped, has had an 'excellent' response.

    Since yesterday's appeal launch, the force has had over 100 responses via the dedicated phone line and email.


    Supt Tracy Harrison said: “The public have been excellent in their response and I’m grateful to everyone who has taken the time to get in touch.

    "Any information you have, no matter how small it may seem to you, could be instrumental in helping us to catch the man responsible for these attacks.”  

  5. Listen: Gary Rowett explains why accepting Derby job was an easy decision

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The new County manager opens up about being asked to take charge of the Rams...

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    Video caption: Listen: Accepting the Derby County job was an 'easy decision', Gary Rowett says
  6. Witness appeal after indecent exposure in Ripley

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Witnesses are being sought after reports a man indecently exposed himself in Ripley near to Butterley brickworks last Thursday.

    At about 12:55 a woman was driving along Butterley Hill, when she said she saw a man exposing himself on the street while waving his arms about.

    Butterly Hill

    Derbyshire Police have described the man as being white, aged in his 20s, of slim build and was wearing a black jacket and dark trousers.  

  7. Council cuts record office's hours to save £125,000

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire County Council has agreed to cut the opening times of its record office to save £125,000 a year.

    A six-week consultation on reducing the opening hours from 41 to 30 hours a week took place last autumn. 

    Record Office

    The office will be closed every Monday, and Saturday openings will be reduced to the last weekend of the month.

  8. Manager appointments a 'big day in the East Midlands'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Ahead of the East Midlands derby on Saturday, BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty tweets...

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  9. Rowett: 'Important to wait for right opportunity'

    BBC Derby Sport

    "It was important for me to be patient and wait for the right opportunity that would challenge me," Rowett added. 

    Gary Rowett
  10. Derby County 'had too many changes'

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County chief executive Sam Rush (left) told reporters: "It's not lost on anyone that we've had too many changes. 

    "We haven't got the appointments right, by definition."

  11. Rowett: 'We need to get the right balance in this division'

    BBC Derby Sport

    "We need to find the right balance in this division, I've tried to do it previously. 

    "The information the owner gets off the manager is vital, that communication is vital. I've been pretty frank in our meetings," said Rowett.

  12. Listen: Gary Rowett press conference is live now

    BBC Radio Derby

    You can hear Derby County's new manager Gary Rowett live  here.

    Pride park
  13. Afternoon weather update: Mild with bright spells

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    We should see a few sunny spells this afternoon and it'll stay mild with highs of 16C (61F).

  14. New managers for both teams ahead of East Midlands derby

    BBC Derby Sport

    So it's not just Derby that's having a change of staff in the managerial department.

    Nottingham Forest have also appointed new manager Mark Warburton, after he left Glasgow Rangers last month.

    Both clubs will be going head to head at the weekend.

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  15. Countdown to Gary Rowett's first interview

    BBC Radio Derby

    You'll be able to listen to Gary Rowett's first press conference in full online here.

    Our sports reporter Own Bradley will be bringing all the latest from the new county manager at 14:00 today.

    Press room
  16. Water supplies in Derbyshire back on for some

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A number of homes in Bakewell, Chesterfield and Dronfield should all have water supplies back on, after a burst pipe in Wigley this morning, Severn Trent Water said.

    Some houses in the S42 area may still be having problems.

  17. Team helps the blind and partially sighted enjoy the theatre

    Peter Spencer

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    If you're blind or partially sighted, you might not have considered a night out at the theatre.

    But there's a small team of people working with Derby Theatre to provide a service that means you can enjoy a play, even if you can't see exactly what's going on.

    Audio Describers

    They call themselves the Audio Describers, and at the weekend on Disability Access Day, they put on a special performance of renowned comedy Educating Rita.

  18. Your comments: Rowett 'will do well'


    As Gary Rowett is set to be the fifth manager for Derby County, you've all be talking on Facebook. Here are a few comments...

    Gary Hart wrote: "Let's hope he gets a full season in 2017/2018 with some changes in the summer!"

    Les Wilcockson also said: "Yes, give him the job and then sack him soon after. Why would anyone want to be a manager?"

  19. 'New lines of inquiry' over serial sex attacker

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday we told you about the appeal to find a serial sex attacker in Derby after three women were seriously assaulted and another raped.

    A new dedicated phone line was set up to try and find the person responsible for the attacks.

    Supt Tracy Harrison said the force had received "new lines of inquiry" to try to find the person responsible for the attacks.


    "I want to thank everyone who has been in touch with us so far," she said.

    "The calls and emails that have come in today have provided us with new lines of inquiry and we will be looking into them all."

    Extra officers have been drafted in to patrol the areas where the attacks took place.