23 January 2015
Ministers face a legal challenge from rural councils wanting to ensure more affordable homes.
A chief fire officer raped a woman in a pub while his wife sat in another room, a court hears.
A man describes how he escaped from a knife-wielding woman who had already stabbed his partner to death.
Derbyshire re-sign New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill as their overseas player for the early stages of the 2015 season.
23 January 2015
Ministers face a legal challenge from rural councils wanting to ensure more affordable homes.
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A dry night with clear spells this evening, allowing temperatures to quickly fall close to freezing.
Cloud increasing through the latter part of the night will help temperatures to recover, but also bring a little drizzle to the Peak District by dawn. Lows of 4C (39F)
Derbyshire have re-signed batsman Martin Guptill as their overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season.
The 28-year-old New Zealander played for the club in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and will return for the opening six Championship matches and first three T20 Blast fixtures of next term.
BBC news online has been revisiting some of England's lost theme parks. Visitor Matthew Wells said one of the most memorable rides at Derby's old American Adventure theme park was the Nightmare Niagara log flume.
Just over 24 hours before Sandra Bainbridge was killed by squatter Andrea Cutler in Belper, Derek Joyner had been with Sandra for what he called an "idyllic holiday" in Turkey, where this picture was taken with them both.
He said: "The people responsible for Andrea and her medication did everything in their power to make sure she [was] administered drugs, and it was her refusal to take the drugs which would have stopped her from being a violent person. "
Derby County midfielder George Thorne is set to play his first game in six months when he features for the Rams' Under-21 side against Stoke tomorrow.
The 22-year-old joined the club in the summer following a loan spell last season but damaged knee ligaments during pre-season in July.
More on the trial of Derbyshire's chief fire officer - accused of raping a woman seven years ago. Sean Frayne denies the charge.
Hear more details in the news at 17:00
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A squatter who stabbed a grandmother to death when she returned home from holiday has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Mentally ill Andrea Cutler (pictured) claimed to be a neighbour of her victim Sandra Bainbridge but her partner Derek Joyner said he knew something was "really, drastically wrong".
She was charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
The trial is underway of Derbyshire's chief fire officer - accused of raping a woman 7 years ago. Sean Frayne denies the charge.
Hear more details in the news at 16:00
A woman's told a court how Derbyshire's chief fire officer raped her in a pub seven years ago. Sean Frayne, aged 48, denies the allegation.
A recorded interview with the alleged victim was played to the jury where she described how she tried to stop Frayne as he raped her in an Etwall pub.
The trial continues.
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Prime Minister David Cameron has come out in support of replacing Heanor memorial Hospital with a new £2.5m care unit.
The asbestos-riddled hospital is set to be demolished this year and a new facility will take its place - with many of the same services on offer.
A woman has told a court how Derbyshire's chief fire officer raped her in a pub as his wife sat nearby.
We will have more on the case from 15:00. Sean Frayne denies the allegation.
Derbyshire County Council leaders have signed up to the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control as part of work to protect residents from the harm caused by smoking.
Prescription drugs have been stolen from a Chesterfield pharmacy, prompting a police warning about the dangers of taking them.
Among the medications stolen was Clonazepam - used to stop the effects of epileptic fits which Derbyshire Constabulary warned could be "particularly dangerous if used incorrectly".
The theft happened from Lloyds Pharmacy, Wardgate Way, at about 03:30 on 23 January.
A pedestrian has been hit by a van outside the Blue Peter pub in Alvaston.
More on this in our 14:00 bulletin.
Comedian and actor Rob Brydon will be telling me about the launch of this year's Comic Relief appeal.
And I'll be chatting to a Derby actor whose voice has been used for one of the characters in the new Shaun the Sheep movie. Join me for today's programme.
Politicians in the East Midlands are coming together today for a joint campaign for what they call "fair funding."
Councillors in Derbyshire are among those claiming they're losing out to more affluent areas. The government says its delivered a fair settlement throughout the country.
Join us for more on this in the East Midlands Today on BBC One at 13:30.
The jury has been sworn in for the trial of Derbyshire's chief fire officer - accused of raping a woman 7 years ago. Sean Frayne denies the charge.
Hear more details in the news at 13:00
Derek Joyner was trying to separate himself from mentally ill squatter Andrea Cutler, who was on the other side of the door with an eight-inch blade, having stabbed Sandra Bainbridge 73 times at her Belper home.
He described the experience was "like a horror movie".
I'm at Derby Crown Court today where Derbyshire's chief fire officer is standing trial accused of raping a woman seven years ago.
Sean Frayne denies raping the woman in Etwall, Derby, between 30 November 2006 and 1 January 2007.
The 48 year old has been suspended from his role. A jury has been sworn in and are listening to the prosecution's opening statement.
Ashbourne commuters are likely to face long delays again when two major traffic islands, which caused misery for many last year because of roadworks, are likely to be dug up again.
Substitute Adam McGurk scored a late equaliser for promotion-chasing Burton to deny York a first win in four games.
The Met Office tweets that it has a yellow warning for snow in Derbyshire for later this week, valid from 09:00 on Wednesday until 23:55 on Thursday.
Higher ground could see 3-6cm in Northern England, according to current forecasts.
"She was overjoyed, screaming. It was nice to think that finally all the hard work has got somewhere"
That was "Jilted John" speaking to me earlier, after he raffled off his ex-fiancée's honeymoon place and called the winner to let her know.
Two bidders previously failed to pay the winning sum following eBay auctions for the £1,800 trip to the Dominican Republic.
At 11:00 a Derbyshire man tells us how different things might have been if the mentally ill woman who stabbed his partner to death, had taken her medication.
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Did you ever visit Derby's Britannia Park, or you might have known it by its second moniker The American Adventure?
Opened in 1985 and known for its signature rollercoaster The Missile, the attraction also boasted other white-knuckle rides including the Runaway Train and Skycoaster.
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Former Derby County star Roger Davies says he does not know if he will ever return to full fitness after a car crash nearly cost him his life.
The 64-year-old was involved in a collision in November which closed the A516 in Burnaston for four-and-a-half hours.
Local people are being encouraged to give their views to the Highways Agency on plans which would see flyovers or underpasses built at three roundabouts on the A38 in Derby.
The plans for Markeaton, Little Eaton and Kingsway Islands will be on show over the next few weeks.
More on this in our 10:00 news.
Derbyshire Police is to close 58 police buildings, including stations and offices, in its latest round of cuts.
The number of officers will be reduced by 64 over the next year with more reductions in 2016 and 2017.
Police and crime commissioner Alan Charles warned that some types of crime will "in all likelihood" increase.
High Peak Conservatives have branded Labour's organisational skills as "completely shambolic" after set-backs in talks over Derbyshire's home-rule bid.
A former Derby County player has been robbed of his mobile phone in Derby.
Ex-winger Nigel Callaghan took to social media to report how three youths with their faces covered by scarves grabbed the phone off him on Saturday night.
A Derbyshire man has been talking about the moment he confronted a mentally ill woman who had stabbed his partner to death.
We will hear how he found a stranger upstairs in her Belper home in our 09:00 bulletin.
After being jilted three times, a man who tried to auction his ex-fiancée's honeymoon place has finally found a holiday partner.
John Whitbread, who grew up in Derbyshire, put the £1,800 trip to the Dominican Republic on eBay in the hope of finding a female companion.
But when the two highest bidders failed to pay the winning sum, he instead sold £10 raffle tickets and the lucky winner was drawn out of a hat.
On-loan Darren Bent's first goal for Derby helped see the Rams past a spirited Chesterfield side into the last 16 of the FA Cup.
Bent, on loan from Aston Villa, opened the scoring for Steve McClaren's Championship promotion chasers with a close-range first-half header.
There is a reduced service on East Midlands trains heading to London because of flooding.
Services between St Pancras International and Corby, Nottingham and Sheffield are among those affected.
Starting off cloudy with some patchy rain, but it will become dry with bright spells during the morning with some sunshine for most places this afternoon.
It will be breezy at times, making it feel cool with a maximum temperature of 8C (46F).
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