11:22 UK time, Thursday, 10 April 2014
Devolution to England's big cities is back on the political agenda, but for how long?
A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.
Derby forward Alex Dorr says poor form against Ipswich has added to the excitement of their EBL Division Two final.
That's all from BBC Local Live today. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Friday.
Any showers will die away tonight. Mist and low cloud will edge in from the east on a gentle breeze, followed late in the night by some patchy rain.
Following a serious case review into the death of a baby in Derby, Christine Cassell, chairwoman of the Derby Safeguarding Children Board, said: "The review concludes the practice of professionals was at least competent and in many cases good.
"It does describe how agencies were disempowered by a court decision that is very unusual and to our knowledge has not occurred before."
How many people does it take to fix a clock?
Three, according to this photograph of the Crooked Spire's clock being fixed earlier today. See East Midlands Today later on for a report.
Tickets are now on sale for Standing in Line, which tells the story of World War One in images, songs and poetry.
The event forms part of Derbyshire County Council's Derbyshire Lives in the First World War project, set up to capture stories from the time and offer residents support to stage their own events.
tweets: From the top of the massive ride in Derby Market Place you can see the damaged roof of the Assembly Rooms. @BBCDerby
There's a by-election coming up (for Derby City Council, not Parliament).
Les Allen, Lib Dem councillor for Littleover and former Mayor of Derby, is stepping down in May. Lucy Care will try to return to the council by standing. She's also the Lib Dems' Derby North parliamentary candidate.
UKIP say they were only told there was a by-election today (nominations closed 51 minutes ago). The council says they were emailed last week.
The top stories in the 17:00 bulletin are:
More than £1m was stripped from criminals in Derbyshire during the past year under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The latest figures released by Derbyshire Police show that between April 1, 2013 and the end of March 2014 almost £20,000 per week in cash and other assets were removed from offenders.
Most of us have snapped a picture on our phone of a meal at one time or another, but taking quality pictures of food is a definite art form that few have ever mastered.
Check out this selection of culinary snaps from the Food Photographer of the Year 2014 competition.
Detectives in Derby are appealing for information about a series of robberies and attempted robberies in the city which may be linked.
The incidents all took place on the evening of 22 April and involved an offender who was riding a bicycle.
Derby Women's Centre tweets: Glass painting workshops start on Wed 30th April from 10.30 am to 12 noon. Places available if anyone wants to get involved?
The top stories in the 16:00 bulletin are:
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage strikes on 2, 3 and 4 May over a long-running pensions row, the union says.
A retail "guru" and author of a report which makes recommendations on the future of the UK's High Streets was in Chesterfield yesterday to meet local traders, reports the Chesterfield Post.
A baby who suffered fatal head injuries inflicted by his father was refused a protection order by the courts, a serious case review has found.
James-Lee Riley Pick was seven months old when he was injured.
Coming up in the news bulletin at 15:00:
Women in the East Midlands are being urged to help make young people aware of the dangers of travel to Syria.
It is hoped that women in British Muslim communities in particular can persuade young people to understand how travelling to the country can put the lives of themselves and others at great risk, Derbyshire Police says.
There are great views from the Starflyer ride that's currently in Derby Market Place - I highly recommend it!
Police searching for missing man Trevor Needham say he has been found in Cromford.
The 64-year-old, from the Codnor area, was last seen on Tuesday at 15:00 before he went missing.
Crime gangs which deal drugs, traffic people and launder money in Derby have been highlighted in a new report.
The study by the city council says there are 19 organised groups operating across several communities.
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Runners who entered the cancelled Sheffield Half Marathon are being given a discount to enter the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon in September.
A carved oak man sculpture has been created in a tree in Belper Memorial Gardens in memory of artist Trevor Hodgkinson, who was from the town.
The sculpture was made by another local artist, William Fitzgerald, and commissioned by Trevor's daughter Sue Casson.
Today Andy Potter's talking to singer Tori Amos about her career and her short tour of the UK which will bring her to Nottingham next month.
Actors Natascha McElhone and Mark Bazeley will be talking about what it's like to star in the stage version of the film Fatal Attraction.
And Andy'll be finding out about some very rare items from World War One which are going up for auction in Derbyshire. Listen live
We're asking who you think the Midlands Manager of the Year is. Voting is via Twitter.
The current front runners are Kenny Jacket, Dean Smith, Nigel Pearson and Steve McClaren.
On East Midlands Today at 13:30: Community leaders urge parents to come forward if they believe relatives are planning to join Syria's civil war. Also with one month to go till the European elections - we look at what it means for us here.
Coming up in the news bulletin at 13:00:
Chesterfield boss Paul Cook said his promotion-chasing side did the "ugly" side of football well in their defeat of Dagenham and Redbridge.
Tough day at the office for me today... I'm being an apprentice chocolatier.
All in the cause of BBC Radio Derby!
A teacher at Denstone College, East Staffordshire, has been arrested over allegations involving child abuse images.
Staffordshire Police held Alun James, a teacher of French and geography, on 14 April.
In a letter to parents, the school says there is no suggestion that any of the pupils or members of staff have been involved in the matter for which Mr James was arrested. The 57-year-old was suspended with immediate effect by the head teacher.
The news headlines from BBC Radio Derby at 12:00 include:
The first set of hands on the Crooked Spire clock in Chesterfield are in place.
The hands are approximately 5ft long.
Chesterfield FC tweets: Happy Birthday to legendary Spireite Jeff Hall, who is 74 today! His son Jason shares the same birthday.
Repton School Sport tweets: Good forecast for today as 1st XI look to make it 3 wins from 3 games taking on The Free Foresters. #repton
A festival for all things green and environmentally friendly is set to encourage more Peak District residents and businesses to live, work and enjoy the area in sustainable ways.
The Bakewell Green Festival is to be held on 12 July, at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell.
A pair of young heroes have been rewarded for their efforts to save the lives of victims following an horrific crash.
Rachel Hanlon, 18, and Georgina Needham, 23, were among the first people on the scene of a fatal collision at the junction of Birkin Lane and the A632, in Kelstedge, on the evening of 20 September, 2012.
The news headlines from BBC Radio Derby at 11:00 include:
The seven-month-old baby at the centre of the serious case review announced today, James-Lee Riley, was killed at the family home in Waterford Drive, Chaddesden, on 8 May 2012.
His father Nathan Pick was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
Today the review reveals that an emergency protection order made in February 2012 wasn't granted by magistrates.
Here's a view from around 1855-60 of Silk Mill Lane, taken by Derby photographer Richard Keene.
Thanks to Derby Museums, who have shared this picture from their archives.
Are There Otters in Matlock Bath? Become a river detective for the day and find out if the River Derwent is a suitable habitat. The event is aimed at families with children aged seven or over.
Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Call 01773 881188.
When it comes to the best fish and chips in town, Chesters batters the opposition.
The Sheffield Road restaurant and takeaway has been named the Derbyshire Times Chip Shop of the Year 2014, despite only opening its doors two years ago.
Listen to the post-match reaction from Captain Wayne Madsen as Derbyshire drew their opening home LV=CC fixture of 2014 against Hampshire.
The news headlines from BBC Radio Derby at 10:00 include:
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Rob Watts has been out and about finding out about the repairs to Chesterfield's crooked spire clock.
It is due to be fitted with a new hand, being modelled here by Tony, from Smith of Derby clockmakers.
Derby pubs, nail bars, car washes and takeaways are all being used as fronts for money laundering by gangs.
The news headlines from BBC Radio Derby at 09:00 include:
Some people don't know how to relax. Sally Pepper - who's supposed to be on holiday this week - has tweeted saying she needs "supporting / encouraging tweets please ... I'm supposed to be doing an 11 mile run today but can't get out of my cosy bed!!!"
Obviously doing the recent Derby 10k has gone to her head.
Police searching for a man missing from his home in Denby have found a body.
Officers found the body of a man in a car near Milldale, in Staffordshire, shortly before 14:00 yesterday.
The body has not yet been formally identified but is believed to be that of John Watson, 42, who was reported missing from his home two days ago. His family has been informed.
Derbyshire's match against Hampshire petered out into a draw in the LV= County Championship Division Two match at the County Ground in Hampshire.
In the death throes of the game yesterday, under the gloom with the floodlights on, Hampshire's James Vince made an aggressive 50 that included eight boundaries, showing that he is a player to watch this summer.
It will be mainly dry through this morning with any mist quickly clearing.
Sunny spells through this afternoon are forecast, but there's also the chance of an isolated shower which could be heavy. Winds will remain light.
The A515 in Flagg is closed and there's slow traffic in both directions at the Stonebench Lane junction because of an accident involving two vehicles. Police are directing traffic.
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