22 October 2014 Last updated at 14:35 ET

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    Local Live has now finished for the day. The service will start again at 08:00 on Thursday.

    Tonight's forecast 17:53: Kaye Forster BBC Weather

    There will be a few showers continuing into the evening but most will die away overnight with lows of 9C (48F).

    Sport after six 17:50: Ed Dawes BBC Radio Derby Sport

    After 18:00 you can hear interviews with Steve McClaren and Richard Keogh, along with the Punjabi Rams supporters group and Burton Albion's Lee Bell.

    Rams match record 17:41:

    Derby County captain Richard Keogh says the whole team should take credit for the Rams' record-equalling run of clean sheets.

    Richard Keogh

    Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Blackpool was Derby's sixth clean sheet in a row, matching the club record set in 1912.

    Animal rescue 17:34:

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service tweets: #Heanor & #Matlock crews rescued a 6 month old cow from metal farm yard equipment at a Denby farm ~ released using lifting gear & RTC gear

    Waste firm speaks 17:28: Chris Doidge BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    The company building a waste treatment facility in Sinfin has explained why it has bought five nearby houses.

    Shanks says it wanted Sinfin Lane's Railway Cottages in order to provide it with "maximum flexibility", but has admitted the purchases are not essential to the project.

    Missing man appeal 17:23: East Midlands Today

    The family of a Derbyshire man who's been missing for exactly a month have made an emotional appeal for his safe return.

    Ricky Hill poster

    Ricky Hill's father and uncle have put up posters across the county urging people to look out for the 30-year-old, who vanished while receiving treatment for depression at the Royal Derby Hospital in September.

    Rowett to Birmingham? 17:18: Pat Murphy BBC Radio 5 live

    It appears there are no contractual issues of compensation for Gary Rowett, which was the stumbling block when the Blues asked MK Dons for permission to speak to their manager Karl Robinson.

    There will be no appointment this week. The recruitment process, sounding out relevant candidates, then formal interviews, will go into next week.

    Long wait for drink driver 17:07: Burton Mail

    A drink-driver was left waiting for an hour-and-a-half outside Burton Police Station after he went to hand himself in.

    News on the hour 16:57: Kelly Smith Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 17:00 bulletin, I'll have more on a former Derby County footballer being jailed for fraud.

    Medi Abalimba being questioned
    Feedback 16:51: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service, which we write here in Derby.

    'Fake' Chelsea footballer jailed 16:40:

    A former Derby County player who posed as a Chelsea star to live a Premier League lifestyle has been jailed for four years after admitting multiple frauds.

    Medi Abilamba

    Medi Abalimba, who never made a first team appearance for the Rams, went on a £20,000 shopping spree at Selfridges, stayed at top hotels and even hired a helicopter.

    Swadlincote route closed 16:28: BBC Radio Derby

    Police say part of Burton Road in Swadlincote has been closed after a crash involving ambulance car and a lorry in Midway this afternoon.

    Fire crews freed two people involved in the accident and an air ambulance was also deployed.

    Your photos: Burbage view 16:18: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Kevin Walker for this splendid photo of Burbage Edge.

    Burbage Edge

    Email or tweet your finest pics of Derbyshire and East Staffordshire. I'll feature the best we receive on Local Live.

    Swadlincote ambulance crash 16:05: Derby Telegraph
    News on the hour 15:57: Kelly Smith Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 16:00 bulletin, we hear from the family of a Derbyshire man who's been missing for a month.

    Crash in Swadlincote 15:50:

    A two-vehicle accident has closed the A511 Ashby Road East in Swadlincote, advises our travel news team.

    LED switch to deliver savings 15:40:

    Derbyshire County Council is spending £23m switching bulbs in street lights to LEDs, reports BBC News Online.

    The Labour-led authority said despite the initial outlay, the lights would start to deliver savings in seven years.

    'Explorer' finds DRI patient records 15:30: Simon Hare Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Patient documents have been discovered abandoned in an empty hospital which is due for demolition.

    Patient records

    A so-called "urban explorer" came across the records relating to people who'd died at the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.

    Officials insist anything relating to patients has been removed from the premises before its demolition early next year.

    Shop worker assaulted 15:17:

    A shop worker suffered head injuries during an attempted armed robbery in Long Eaton yesterday morning.

    Two masked men with crowbars forced their way into the warehouse of Tesco Express, in Cranfleet Way, but left empty-handed following a scuffle which left the worker with non-life threatening injuries.

    Car pull record broken 15:05: BBC Radio Derby

    A Derbyshire strongman believes he has broken the Guinness World Record for the most cars pulled by one man.

    Simon Plant with his line of cars

    Simon 'Power' Plant moved 14 cars weighing a total of 20 tonnes a distance of 18ft 6in (5.6m) in Derby this afternoon.

    Footage of the record attempt will now be submitted to Guinness World Records for verification.

    News on the hour 14:56: Kelly Smith Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    A former Derby County player has been jailed for four years. Listen to my 15:00 bulletin to find out more.

    Rail hub residents to protest 14:48: Derby Telegraph

    Residents who will be affected by plans to build a massive rail freight interchange near Castle Donington have vowed to do all they can to convince government planning inspectors that the scheme should not go ahead.

    Family's snowstorm relief 14:38: BBC Radio Derby

    An Ashbourne woman who feared her son may have been caught up in a fatal snowstorm in Nepal has spoken of her relief at hearing from him after eight days of silence.

    Ivan Lourie was trekking in a different part of the country to where the storm hit but was unable to make contact with his family - leaving them fearing the worst.

    Blues target Rowett 14:28:

    Birmingham City have made an approach to Burton Albion to speak to Gary Rowett about becoming their new manager.

    Gary Rowett

    The Blues are keen to make an appointment in time for their derby match with Wolves on 1 November, with other reported candidates including Mike Phelan and Owen Coyle.

    Slow traffic on A38 14:16:

    BBC Travel warns a broken down lorry is causing disruption and slow traffic on the A38 northbound near Little Eaton island.

    News on the hour 13:58: Kelly Smith Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Relatives of a Derbyshire man who's been missing for exactly a month have made an emotional appeal for his safe return. I'll have the full story in my 14:00 bulletin.

    Rain heads our way 13:51: Sara Blizzard BBC Weather

    Across Derbyshire we're going to see the cloud increasing as the day goes on and there's an area of rain moving in from the north which we could catch the tail end of.

    County councillor dies 13:41:

    Toby Perkins, Labour MP for Chesterfield, tweets: Very sad to hear that my dear friend Cllr Walter Burrows has died. He was a wonderful servant to Brimington, Chesterfield & @Derbyshirecc

    Cash for shared HQ move 13:31: BBC Radio Derby

    Derbyshire's fire service has secured a £1.5m grant from the government to move into Derbyshire Police's headquarters in Ripley.

    Police chiefs have applied for a similar sum to fund the move, which is aimed at bringing down overall costs and helping the two organisations work more closely.

    East Midlands Today 13:15: Sarah Teale Presenter

    On BBC One at 13:30, we'll have the response from health bosses after confidential patient documents were found in an abandoned hospital building in Derby.

    Hospital site could get supermarket 13:05: BBC Radio Derby

    Derek Conway, project manager for the demolition of the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, said it was likely the site would be used for accommodation and retail.

    Derelict Derbyshire Royal Infirmary

    He said: "I think there could be supermarket. Whether it's the size that's in the planning consent or not, we will wait to see what anchor tenants the developers can get."

    News on the hour 12:56: BBC Radio Derby

    In the 13:00 news bulletin: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is getting £1.5m to move in to the police headquarters in Ripley.

    Coming up 12:42: Andy Potter Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    After 13:00, you can hear me meeting up with antiques expert Tim Wonnacott and finding out what it's like to get back to the day job after being voted off Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend.

    Andy Potter and Tim Wonnacott
    Post-match analysis 12:29: Ed Dawes BBC Radio Derby Sport

    It was a smart move by Steve McClaren to make five changes for last night's game at Blackpool, given the physical threat Wigan Athletic pose on Saturday.

    Steve McClaren

    The squad system really seems to be working - Omar Mascarell did very well.

    Fugitive burglar back in custody 12:19:

    A burglar who went on the run from Sudbury open prison has been arrested in Staffordshire.

    William Horsnall was serving a 27-month sentence when he absconded on Monday.

    Rowett approached by Blues 12:12: BBC Sport

    Birmingham City have made an approach to Burton Albion for manager Gary Rowett to succeed the sacked Lee Clark.

    Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett
    News on the hour 11:57: Sally Swinfen Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is getting £1.5m to move into the police headquarters in Ripley.

    I'll bring you the full story at 12:00.

    Birmingham keen on Rowett 11:50:

    BBC Sport's Pat Murphy tweets: Understand @bcfc given permission by Burton Albion 2 speak 2 Gary Rowett -who's keen but he's just 1 on their radar. No appt until next week

    'Homes for first-time buyers' 11:45: via Facebook

    We asked what you would like to see the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary replaced with.

    Ian Radford posted: "I would like to see affordable housing for first time buyers."

    Top of the table 11:35:

    Here's a sight that should bring a smile to the faces of all fans of Derby County - the current Championship table.

    League table

    The next few league fixtures for the Rams are: Wigan (h), Brentford (a), Huddersfield (h), Wolves (h), Watford (a), Leeds (a).

    Wanted: Your pictures 11:26: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Imagine being able to tell your friends and family that one of your photos has been used as our Facebook cover picture. You've just imagined what life is like for Trevor Leadston today.

    Facebook cover image for 22 October

    If you'd like to experience the honour of having your photography showcased on our Facebook page, send your best images to derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

    Spireites beaten 11:16:

    Chesterfield scored in the first minute of their game at Colchester United last night, but still lost 2-1.

    The defeat means the Spireites drop to 10th in the League One table.

    Waste firm angers councillor 11:07: BBC Radio Derby

    Derby city councillor Baggy Shanker says it appears the firm building the city's new waste-to-energy plant appears to have gone back on an agreement not to disrupt the lives of local residents.

    Railway cottages on Sinfin Lane

    People living in a row of cottages close to the site on Sinfin Lane are being evicted after the properties were bought by energy company Shanks without any explanation.

    News on the hour 10:55: Sally Swinfen Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    My 11:00 bulletin will feature the latest on the future of the former DRI site in Derby. Listen live.

    JCB plans growth despite job cuts 10:46: BBC Radio Derby

    The chief executive of Staffordshire based digger manufacturer JCB says the firm is still planning for growth despite 150 job losses.

    The redundancies, which were announced yesterday, are being blamed on difficult global trading because of instability in the Russian and Indian markets.

    Video: Pre-match wind 10:37: via Facebook

    Hundreds of you have been enjoying a video posted by Radio Derby's Sportscene team showing the windy conditions in Blackpool ahead of last night's Rams match.

    Ed Dawes

    The gusts may have given Ed, Owen and Craig a difficult evening but at least they didn't stop the Rams picking up three points.

    Have your say 10:23: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place. We'd like to find out what you think.

    News on the hour 09:59: BBC Radio Derby

    In the 10:00 news bulletin: Derby hospitals trust hopes a deal to develop the old DRI site will be in place by next Christmas.

    'Tornado' spotted in Burton 09:30: Burton Mail

    Burton was subject to an unusual weather phenomenon yesterday, more commonly seen in the American Midwest.

    Lights switch 09:21: BBC Radio Derby

    Almost 70,000 street lights in Derbyshire are to be switched to energy-saving LED technology.

    The move will cost the county council £23m up front, but the authority said it would save money in the long term.

    Brewers win thriller 09:08:

    Burton Albion ran out 4-3 winners against Carlisle United at Brunton Park last night.

    Despite Stuart Beavon's late red card, the Brewers held out to clinch all three points and rise to second in the League Two table.

    News on the hour 08:57: Sally Swinfen Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Work to remove asbestos from the old DRI site in Derby is under way and demolition work is due to start in January.

    I'll bring you the full story in my 09:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Derby.

    Developers want old hospital site 08:52: BBC Radio Derby

    Derby Hospitals NHS Trust says about 20 developers are interested in the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site on London Road.

    Former DRI hospital

    Work has already begun to clear asbestos from hospital buildings before it is levelled in the new year.

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    Man admits stabbing partner to death 08:40: Derby Telegraph

    A man has admitted stabbing his partner to death to give her a "taste of her own medicine".

    Hospital to be knocked down 08:30: BBC Radio Derby

    The government is lending Derby Hospitals NHS Trust £3.7m to clear the former DRI site on London Road.

    Demolition work is due to begin in January.

    Derby go top of the league 08:19:

    Derby County are top of the Championship after Chris Martin's late penalty earned them a 1-0 win at Blackpool.

    Chris Martin

    The result means the Rams have won five of their past seven games, with a home match against Wigan Athletic to come on Saturday.

    Accident on M1 08:10:

    One lane is blocked and there's slow traffic on the M1 northbound between J29a, at Markham, and J30, the A616 for Sheffield, because of an accident involving two cars and a lorry, says BBC Travel

    Today's forecast 08:06: Sara Blizzard BBC Weather

    A bright start will gradually give way to cloudier, breezier conditions this afternoon with a little patchy, light rain possible and highs of 13C (55F). Get your local forecast

    Good morning 08:00: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone. I'll be bringing you all of Wednesday's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and east Staffordshire.

    As ever, I'd love to use some of your pictures or comments, so send them to derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us at @bbcderby.




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