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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 20 March 2017
  2. Burst water main leaves family homeless
  3. Severn Trent begin repairs on water pipe
  4. Support staff strikes suspended while talks continue
  5. Unison praises councillor's strike negotiations
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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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: Cold and wet

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    A cold night on the way with clear spells and scattered isolated showers. 

    Showers have the potential to be quite heavy and fall as sleet at times, or snow over high ground. 

    Patches of ice are possible on untreated surfaces and a touch of frost for some.

    Minimum temperature: 2C (36F)

    Weather
  3. Derbyshire appeal to appear on Crimewatch tonight

    BBC Radio Derby

    A man Derbyshire Police are trying to trace will appear on Crimewatch tonight.

    Police say Daniel Gilbert may have information about the rape of a woman.

    The 30-year-old, who may now have a beard, has lived at addresses in Derby and also has links to Birmingham and Ilkeston.

    Wanted man Daniel Gilbert

    People with any information are being asked to call the police.

  4. Man arrested after 'handing himself in'

    BBC Radio Derby

    A 33-year-old man has handed himself into police after an appeal by officers.

    The man, of Beverly Square in Nottingham, was arrested earlier and charged with assault.

    He is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on 5 April.

  5. Council 'relieved' at school strike suspension

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    As I told you earlier,  most schools affected by the teaching assistants strike in Derby will be back to normal today.

    Industrial action was suspended after a possible deal was drawn up between Derby City Council and Unison. 

    Councillor Baggy Shanker said he's relieved to have been able to move the negotiations in the right direction.

    Quote Message: I am just delighted that we've come to a point were Unison are taking the recommendation to their members, which has allowed suspension of the strikes for now so we can get schools back to normal and get children having the education they deserve and parents being able to go to work." from Baggy Shanker Derby City Councillor
    Baggy ShankerDerby City Councillor
  6. Running groups show solidarity after jogger is sexually assaulted

    Jonathan Baker

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Running groups in Belper joined forces after a runner was sexually assaulted.

    The Belper Harriers organised the run along the Cromford Canal at the weekend to show solidarity and reclaim the route.

    The Belper Harriers

    The  39-year-old woman was sexually assaulted  last Wednesday whilst running along the route from Ambergate to Whatstandwell at about 13:45.  

    Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire Police.

  7. Road to remain closed until essential repairs are complete

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Mansfield Road at the Alfreton Road and Old Chester Road junction will remain closed until essential repairs have been completed due to the burst water main.

    Road closure

    Diversion signs have been put in place and the council has advised travellers wishing to access Alfreton Road they can only do so from the north and the A61 junction. 

    Those leaving the city centre and who would have used the Mansfield Road route should either use the A61 Sir Frank Whittle Way or Stores Road. 

  8. Family left homeless after burst water main

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A Derby family have been left homeless after a burst water main sent 1.3 million litres of water and rocks crashing into their house.

    Leigh Gregory, his wife and children were woken by debris smashing windows of their home in Chester Green, Derby, on Sunday morning.

    They found themselves huddled on a top floor for six hours before being able to leave.

    Gregory home

    Mr Gregory said: "Obviously we could see what was happening through the window - water was coming into the first floor bedroom and a landing window."

    The family plan on renting somewhere until they are able to return to their home.

    Ruined house

    Severn Trent Water has apologised for the issue, which damaged several properties and cars in the area.

  9. Do you know this man?

    BBC Radio Derby

    An image has been released of a man officers want to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary and a shed break-in, in Ilkeston.

    A number of power tools were stolen from the shed on Cotmanhay Road between 07:45 and 08:00 on 10 February.

    Damage was also caused to a rear door of the house.

    Image of man police are seeking
  10. Derby skydiver representing Great Britain

    Peter Spencer

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    David Rodgers hopes to bring back a medal from this summer's World Cup and European Championships - despite hating his first parachute jump.

    David

    David's wife Jenni treated him to the experience in 2009, but, despite not enjoying it, stuck with the sport and is now representing Great Britain in Germany later this year.   

    David
  11. Police car rammed with stolen Transit van

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Two men who stole a Transit van deliberately rammed a police car before making off in Ripley on Saturday.

    Derbyshire police are on the hunt for the duo warning that they were caught on camera.

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  12. Unison praises councillor's strike negotiations

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Nicole Beresford from the Derby branch of Unison said the involvement of Derby City Council cabinet member Baggy Shanker has made all the difference.

    The councillor was involved with negotiations on the dispute between the council and teaching assistants.

    “It meant that the discussions we had on Friday were more positive and meaningful and we were then able to come to an agreement on an offer that we feel confident we now can recommend to our members.”

    Nicole
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Drivers ‘ignoring’ Chester Green road closure

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    I think Michael Futers has seen more than one vehicle paying no attention to the diversion sign… 

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  15. Hedge fire in Swadlincote

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    If you are heading onto Fairfield Crescent in Swadlincote be careful as there is currently a hedge fire...

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  16. Parts delivered to repair burst water main

    Heidi Booth

    Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

    Parts for the repairs were delivered around an hour ago so the repair inside this very big hole should start soon...

    Burst water main
  17. Teaching assistants back in classrooms today

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Schools in Derby affected by the ongoing support staff strike are back to normal this morning.

    Strike action was suspended after a deal was drawn up between Derby City Council and Unison.

    UNISON

    The deal now goes to a vote, with a final decision expected on 5 April.