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  1. Updates from Wednesday 19 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Dry night

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

Staying dry for the rest of the day and overnight with some clear spells developing and light winds. Lows of 5C (41F).

Apprentice 'pillock' still in contention

Chesterfield entrepreneur James Hill remains in contention in The Apprentice, despite having been dubbed "a pillock" by Lord Sugar.

James Hill

Tonight the teams are in New York making adverts.

You can watch a preview clip here.

No prosecution for officers

BBC Radio Derby

Nine police officers, including the temporary chief constable of Staffordshire, have been told they will not be charged over their handling of a murder investigation.

Five men were convicted of the gangland-style murder of Kevin Nunes, who was shot dead in 2002, but the ruling was overturned due to concerns about evidence provided by Staffordshire Police.

The Crown Prosecution investigated nine officers but has said they will not face further action due to insufficient evidence. Five other officers were told earlier this year they would not face further action.

Forward's hamstring optimism

Chesterfield's Gary Roberts

says he is hopeful medical staff have got to the bottom of the hamstring problems that have blighted this season.

Gary Roberts
Getty Images

He said: "I've had a lot of treatment and different programmes on my hamstrings and been in the gym, so hopefully now I can stay on the pitch."

Former coach returns

Steve Taylor

has rejoined Derby County as a youth coach, eight years after leaving the club to take a break from football.


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BBC Local Live

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Teen death match tribute

Burton Mail

A minute's silence will be held ahead of Burton Albion's game this weekend

to remember a player who suddenly died.

Jolie's Derby accent

via Facebook

Christopher King got in touch after watching the clip of Angelina Jolie

attempting a Derby accent at an awards show.

Angelina Jolie
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He wrote: "I doubt we'll see her playing a Derbyshire local anytime soon."

News on the hour

Ian Wood

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The top local story in my

17:00 bulletin is:

  • The share price of Burton-based Punch taverns has fallen 14% in the wake of last night's vote by MPs
    to scrap beer "ties"

Crash on the A50

A two-vehicle accident has blocked the A50 in Chellaston, close to the Swadlincote turn-off,

reports BBC Travel.

'Ay up me duck'

via Facebook

Lots of you have been

sharing your thoughts on Facebook after Angelina Jolie said "ay up me duck" in a Derby accent at the Hollywood Film Awards.

Simon Hallsworth wrote: "Well she played Lara Croft who is Derby born so she should know the lingo! Bless her."

Camra boss welcomes rule change

BBC Radio Derby

The Burton-based national director of the Campaign For Real Ale has welcomed

a new ruling allowing landlords to buy their beer on the open market.

MPs voted 284 to 259 to eliminate the practice of "tied pubs", where landlords are required to buy supplies - often at high prices - from the companies that own the pubs.

Sex assault allegation at school

Burton Mail

Police have confirmed they are investigating

an allegation of sexual assault at a private school in South Derbyshire.

News on the hour

Ian Wood

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The Burton-based national director of the Campaign For Real Ale has welcomed a new ruling allowing landlords to buy their beer on the open market.

I'll bring you more on this in my

16:00 bulletin.

Muddy road

BBC Travel says a muddy surface has led to delays on Peasehill Road in Waingroves.

New club for ex-Ram

Former Derby County defender Valentin Gjokaj

has joined Conference side Gateshead.

Valentin Gjokaj

The 21-year-old made six first team appearances for the Rams but was released in May.

Lane blocked on A38 southbound

A broken down car is blocking a lane of the A38 southbound before Markeaton Island,

warns BBC Travel.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Nine police officers - including the temporary chief constable of Staffordshire - won't be charged over the handling of a murder trial in 2008.

You can hear more on this in our

15:00 bulletin.

Kiss to close Download


have been named as the final headliner for next year's Download Festival at Donington Park.


The US band join Muse and Slipknot at the top of the bill for the event, which takes place from 12-14 June.

Pair cautioned for bar assault

Two men have received cautions for a nightclub assault which left another man with a broken nose and foot.

The pair, from Borrowash and Weston-on-Trent, handed themselves in after police shared video footage of the incident, which happened at Lola Lo in Derby last month.

Region's economy 'set to grow'

East Midlands Today

A new report predicts the East Midlands will be one of the fastest growing regions in the UK next year.

Researchers from the accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers say the East Midlands will only be outperformed by London and the South East, with growth at about 2.6%.

Road 'safer now'

A Derbyshire road has made it into the Road Safety Foundation's annual list of

the most improved roads in Britain.

A6187 in Castleton

The A6187, from Castleton to Longshaw, is fifth on the list of 15 national routes where there's been a statistically significant drop in the number of crashes where someone is killed or seriously injured.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire's Chamber of Commerce has described a £145m deal for Bombardier as "great news".

Hear what Chris Hobson from the organisation had to say in my

14:00 bulletin.

Ceramic poppy 'thieves'

Duncan Smith

BBC News Online

The operation to remove around 888, 246 ceramics poppies at the Tower of London has been

dogged by attempted thefts.

Poppy display at the Tower of London

Artist Paul Cummins - who designed the exhibit - told the BBC that people have tried to break into lorries containing the poppies.

'Least Hollywood artist'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Angelina Jolie's

"ay up me duck" greeting to Derby's Jack O'Connell at the Hollywood Film Awards left many TV viewers scratching their heads.

She also described the Alvaston actor as "the least Hollywood artist I know".

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A 74-year-old pedestrian who was involved in a collision with a car in Derby yesterday has died.

More on this and other stories in

our 13:00 bulletin.

Ban for Chesterfield fan

A football fan

has been banned from attending Chesterfield matches for three years after admitting being involved in a fight outside Wembley Stadium.

The 24-year-old was charged with affray over the clash, which followed the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final between the Spireites and Peterborough United on 30 March.

Currie heads to the jungle

BBC Radio Derby

Former South Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie is to join the current series of ITV reality show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.

Edwina Currie

The 68-year-old will join other famous faces, including Craig Charles and Michael Buerk, to take part in challenges in the Australian jungle.

Staying dry

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

It should stay mainly dry and cloudy this afternoon with a couple of brighter spells thrown into the mix. Highs of 11C (52F).

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Bombardier says

a new £145m contract has been a boost to the company and its workers.

I'll bring you more on this in my

12:00 news bulletin.

Debutants congratulated

Derby County club captain Shaun Barker

tweets: Congratulations to the debut international pair of
@johnnyrussell27 and
@cyruschristie both been outstanding this season for
@dcfcofficial !

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Crash kills 74-year-old

A man

has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Derby yesterday.

The 74-year-old pedestrian suffered severe head injuries in the crash, at the junction of Stockbrook Street and Abbey Street, at about 09:35.

News on the hour

Rachael Gilchrist

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In our

11:00 bulletin, Burton MP Andrew Griffiths warns that MPs voting in favour of pub landlords being able to buy their beer on the open market could have "disastrous effects".

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Gavin Bevis

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First start for Martin

Derby County striker Chris Martin made his full international debut for Scotland last night but was unable to stop them

losing 3-1 to England.

Chris Martin

Johnny Russell also made his first appearance for the Scots after being brought on as a second-half substitute.

'Break-in attempts' at poppy lorries

BBC Radio Derby

There have been attempts to break into lorries carrying thousands of Tower of London poppies, the Derby artist behind the ceramic installation says.

Ceramic poppies
Getty Images

Paul Cummins says: "I'm not happy. It's disrespectful to the people who bought them and made them and to the people they represent."