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  1. Updates from Wednesday 12 Nov 2014
  2. More from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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Local Live has finished for the day. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Thursday.

Tonight's forecast

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will stay dry and bright until the sun goes down ahead of a showery start to the night.

Any rain will fizzle out in the early hours of Thursday morning on another mild night, with lows of 7C (45F).

Coming up on TV

Dominic Heale

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A man who thought he was grooming two under-age girls for sex has been caught by an online vigilante group. Run by a Derbyshire family, they say they set it up to protect their children.

Our health correspondent Rob Sissons will also bring you more on what is believed to be the biggest recall of patients in the history of the NHS.

Tune in to

East Midlands Today at 18:30 on BBC One.

Regional economy conference

The region's economy came under the spotlight today

at a major conference.

The East Midlands is among the UK's leading regions for private sector job creation and business investment.

It was hosted by East Midlands Chamber and included former chancellor of the exchequer Ken Clarke and shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie.

Chamber launches conference

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Chair of newly-named East Midlands Chamber Liz Fothergill has launched its first economic conference.

Launch of first East Midlands Chamber conference

Ms Fothergill says the East Midlands has created more private-sector jobs than any other region in the past 12 months.

M1 problems continue

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

One lane is closed and there is slow traffic on the M1 northbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a van fire. Travel time is 30 minutes and congestion is back to Tibshelf Services.

Keep up to date with the traffic situation


'It's about enjoying yourself'

The Evertons, from Derbyshire but who now live in Grantham, won £4.5m on the lottery.

Mr and Mrs Everton from Derbyshire

They say the dread of expecting expensive gas and electric bills has now been lifted, but "now it's just different concerns".

What are the new worries? Mr Everton says: "What to do and what to do with your life. It's about enjoying yourself."

Picking poppies

Volunteers have been busy all day making the first pickings of the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London.

Volunteers picking the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London
Getty Images

It took some 17,500 volunteers to plant them and over the next couple of weeks about 8,000 will start removing them, in preparation to send the poppies to the people who bought them.

See more photos on the BBC website.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

A Long Eaton man has been jailed for stalking and harassing victims online.

More on this and other stories in our 17:00 bulletin.

'Expert insight'

Derby Telegraph

A Derby terrorist fighting in Syria would not be prevented from returning to the UK by David Cameron's new security measures, an expert has warned.

Read more.

Van fire on M1

The M1 exit slip road's closed with slow traffic northbound at J29a, for Markham, because of a van fire.

Travel time is 25 minutes and congestion goes to J28, for the A38 at Alfreton, reports

BBC Travel.

New homes plan 'fight'

Ashbourne News Telegraph

Planners have decided to "fight" against an application to build up to 145 houses on land off the Ashbourne bypass, despite fears the decision may get overturned at an appeal.

Have your say

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like

your feedback about our news, sport, travel and weather updates.

Volunteering fair

via Facebook

University of Derby posts: "Our Careers Team are busy preparing for the
Volunteering Fair which is taking place today & tomorrow.

"40 organisations will be in the Atrium from 10am so head down to see how you can get involved!"

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Police in Nottinghamshire say they're investigating whether the death of a 23-year-old woman in August last year has any connection to treatment she'd received from a dentist, registered in Derby, who's since been suspended.

More on this in

our 16:00 bulletin.

Sport on BBC Radio Derby

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Tonight after 18:00 on

BBC Radio Derby we'll be hearing from Rams fullback Cyrus Christie, who's been chatting to the Irish media ahead of the Republic of Ireland's qualifier with Scotland.

Also, Nigel Clough on the

recall of Ched Evans, plus Derbyshire's Tom Poynton's going to update us on his injury comeback and the start of pre-season training.

Clio the Egyptian locust

via Facebook

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust posts: An Egyptian locust had the misfortune to be packaged up with a consignment from Turkey and was delivered to the UK yesterday.

Clio the Egyptian locust
Philip Precey

Now known as 'Clio', the locust is safe and sound in our office and as if by magic has arrived in time to be taken to the insect convention on Saturday!

Watch: Patients recalled

The medical director of NHS Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire explains why 22,000 dental patients are being recalled for tests to see if they have been infected with blood-borne viruses.

Medical director explains recall of 22,000 dental patients

Dr Doug Black said covert footage of Desmond D'Mello, filmed by a whistleblower, showed that he failed to wash his hands and change gloves between patients.

If you think you've been affected you can call the NHS Hotline on 0333 0142479.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

More than

20,000 people treated by a dentist in Nottingham are to be tested for blood-borne diseases because of what are described as basic failures in his clinical practice.

We'll have more on this story and others in the news at 15:00 on

BBC Radio Derby.

Two decades of Lottery winners

Jo Healey

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

For many of us, winning the lottery is just a pipe dream. But for a lucky few it comes true.

Thirty lottery winners from the East Midlands

Today the lottery's celebrating it's 20th anniversary, so I've been to meet not one but 30 winners - all from the East Midlands.

Christmas is coming

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Workmen are putting the finishing touches to the city's Christmas tree in the Market Place this lunchtime. The conifer is up and the lights are on.

Christmas tree in Derby city centre

And for those wondering - it's 42 days until the big day!

Fly-tipping appeal

via Facebook

South Derbyshire District Council is appealing for information after two incidents of fly-tipping over the past week in Ticknall.

Fly-tipping in Ticknall
South derbyshire district council

The council posts on Facebook that it is "honestly one of the worst we have seen from a domestic waste point of view" on Coal Lane.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the news at 14:00 on BBC Radio Derby: Derbyshire County Council's assistant director of children and younger adults is to take over the role of the director of children's services.

Ian Johnson will fill the role for six months as a replacement for Ian Thomas, who's left to take up the same role in Rotherham.

Unemployment figures

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

I'm looking at the

latest unemployment figures.

Jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants in Derby and Derbyshire were down 4% in October compared with September.

7,570 jobseeker's allowance (previously unemployment benefit) claimants in Derbyshire (not including Derby) is the lowest number since records began in 1992. Derby's JSA claimant figures are the lowest since November 2007.

'No offence intended'

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

UKIP's MEP for the East Midlands has defended the party's poppy wreath which was placed on Derby's war memorial yesterday.

Ukip poppy wreath

The wreath included the party's yellow and purple logo and Labour say it was disrespectful.

Roger Helmer says no offence was intended and "was meant nothing more than to show respect for our service men and women over the years".

Vigilante group catch 'online groomer'

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

A man who thought he was grooming two under-age girls for sex has been caught by an online vigilante group.

Run by a Derbyshire family, they say they're about to submit evidence against four other people to police.

See my report on BBC One at 13:30 and 18:30.

East Midlands Today

Sarah Teale


Coming up on the lunchtime news: More details on the dentist who it's claimed

could have infected up to 22,000 patients across the East Midlands.

A man who thought he was grooming two under-age girls for sex has been caught by an online vigilante group run by a Derbyshire family.

Plus, job figures are out showing the total number of people on jobseeker's allowance in Derbyshire is at its lowest since records began.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

The Peak District Rural Housing Association says new planning rules which are being proposed could prevent young people getting on the property ladder.

More on this and other stories in our 13:00 bulletin. Listen live


Car damaged

Tweet: @BolsoverSNT

Bolsover Safer Neighbourhood Team

tweets: Vehicle damaged on Shuttlewood Rd, paint stripper or similar poured over vehicle Monday 10th - Tuesday 11th. Any info please. #damage

'Acrid' smell investigated

The Environment Agency has been investigating a number of complaints about a pungent smell in the New Whittington area of Chesterfield.

People have described the smell as like acrid, rotting food and chicken manure.

Missing woman found safe

A woman who was reported missing from her home in Derby has been

found safe and well, Derbyshire Police says.

Hazel Gomes had last been seen in the city on Friday.

Weather forecast in 30 seconds

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

What's in store for us over the next 24 hours?

watch my 30-second forecast.

Plaque to honour Nightingale

A blue plaque is being unveiled this afternoon to honour Florence Nightingale and her life-long dedication to nursing.

Florence Nightingale

The heroine of the Crimean War is seen as the founder of modern nursing and grew up in Lea Hurst.

The plaque will be at the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall at Holloway.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in Derbyshire stands at 7,570 - the lowest figure since records began in 1992. Derby's figures are the lowest since 2007.

Hear more on this story and others in the news at 12:00 on

BBC Radio Derby.

'Made to feel wanted'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County defender Cyrus Christie (pictured) claims being made to feel wanted by manager Martin O'Neill was a big reason behind his decision to

play international football for the Republic of Ireland.

Derby County defender Cyrus Christie
Getty Images

The 22-year-old could make his debut this week against Scotland or the United States after being called up for the first time.

Christie - who was born in Coventry - was also courted by England's under-21s.