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  1. Updates from Friday 21 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Friday's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back on Monday at 08:00.

Rainy evening expected

Anna Church

BBC Weather

It's an unsettled end to the day with outbreaks of rain, extensive low cloud and some hill fog.

It will be a relatively mild night with lows of 7C (45F).

East Midlands Today

Dominic Heale


On BBC One at 18:30, we'll be taking a look at the internet vigilantes tracking down men who groom children.

Football talk

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

After 18:00, we've got interviews with Derby County's Steve McClaren and Ryan Shotton, as well as Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (pictured).

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
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Canal tidy-up begins

BBC Radio Derby

Work has begun to try to clear up a stretch of the old Cromford Canal.

The section runs from Codnor Park reservoir and includes three bridges and three disused locks.

Roadworks delayed again

Derby Telegraph

Motorists are seething after the Highways Agency said work to improve the roundabout at Markeaton island had been

delayed for a third time.

A52 delays

BBC Travel warns a broken down lorry is causing delays on the A52 eastbound in Spondon.

Cash for Buxton Crescent hotel

A £46m project to transform Buxton Crescent into a luxury hotel and spa

has been awarded an £11.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Buxton Crescent

The cash will go into a pot with a previous HLF grant plus funding from the county and borough councils, English Heritage and the developer to allow work to get under way on the 79-room hotel.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

The Conservatives have branded Derby City Council's charge for brown bins a "failure".

I'll bring you the latest in my

17:00 news bulletin.

Playground project to begin

Work to clear Sawley Park's play area ready for a new one to be installed next year

will begin on 1 December.

The clearance, expected to take about two weeks, will mean up to five space in the car park next door will be out of use.

Video: Skinner blasts new UKIP MP

Veteran Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner

turned on UKIP's new MP, Mark Reckless, just moments after he was sworn into the Commons.

Dennis Skinner

The Labour member pointed at Mr Reckless and his UKIP colleague Douglas Carswell and accused them of wanting to deport foreigners.


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Brown bin charge shortfall

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derby City Council's brown bin charge brought in £428,000 less than expected in its first year.

Brown bin charge information page
Derby City Council

The Labour authority says it is continuing to try to increase take-up.

Audio: Russell's pride

Derby County's Johnny Russell

has been talking about making his Scotland debut earlier this week.

Johnny Russell in action against England
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The 24-year-old said it was a "special" feeling to represent country, but admitted his English team-mates had been teasing him about the result.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

The Conservatives say Derby City Council's charge for brown bin collections has been a "failure".

Find out more in my

16:00 bulletin.

Tribute to teenage player

BBC Radio Derby

A minute's silence is being held on Saturday ahead of Burton Albion's game to remember a 17-year-old player who died earlier this month.

Lydia Bennett, who played for the Burton Albion Ladies team, passed away suddenly at her home last month after a short illness.

Topless pic blackmailer loses appeal

Burton Mail

A blackmailer who threatened to reveal topless images of a schoolgirl unless she paid him £50

has had an appeal against his jail sentence dismissed.

Lorry accident causes delays

A jack-knifed lorry has partially blocked the A50 westbound between Doveridge and the Racecourse roundabout,

reports BBC Travel.

Sheep switch-on

Ashbourne's Christmas lights are due to be switched on by Private Derby, the mascot of the Mercian Regiment this evening.

Private Derby
Mercian Regiment

The event, which starts at 17:00, will also feature festive singing by pupils from St Oswald's School.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In my

15:00 bulletin, Derby City Council's Conservative opposition brand the council's brown bin charge a failure.

Your photos: Moody Chatsworth


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Stuart Taylor sent in this shot of moody skies at the Chatsworth estate.

Chatsworth estate
Stuart Taylor

Email or
tweet us your best pictures of Derbyshire and east Staffordshire. I'll include the best on Local Live.

Brown bin charge 'failure' claim

BBC Radio Derby

The Conservative opposition at Derby City Council has branded the authority's new brown bin charge a failure.

The council had been hoping 20,000 households would sign up to pay the annual charge for garden waste collection this summer, but newly-released figures show the total was just below 13,000.

Cricket hero pipped to the post

Maurice Vaughan, who has spent 80 years of his life helping out at Etwall Cricket Club, has missed out on

BBC East Midlands Today's Unsung Hero award.

Maurice Vaughan
Gavin Bevis

The 90-year-old, who still mows the pitch at the club, was a finalist for the honour but Leicester swimming coach Jill Stidever was named as the winner

last night.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

14:00 news bulletin: The Conservatives say Derby City Council's charge for brown bins has been a "failure".

Derbyshire's best school lunch

Bolsover Junior School has been rated as offering

the best school meals in Derbyshire by the county council.

The school's catering team topped the list of dozens of primary schools singled out for praise by the authority.

Tractor driver dies

BBC News Online has more on the tractor driver who was killed in a crash near Carsington Water yesterday.

The 60-year-old, who lived nearby, died after his vehicle overturned in the collision with a car.

Fake social worker stole cash

BBC Radio Derby

Police are warning people to be vigilant after a woman in North Wingfield had cash stolen from her house by a distraction burglar claiming to be from social services.

The 67-year-old was targeted at her home in Williamthorpe Road

yesterday afternoon.

Mac wants 'lightbulb moment'

Derby County boss Steve McClaren says despite having climbed to the top of the Championship,

his side remains a work in progress.

Steve McClaren lightbulb mock-up
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He said: "We showed against Wolves what we are capable of doing, but we are still looking for what I call the lightbulb moment. The moment when it all comes together."

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: Police are warning people to be vigilant after a woman in north Derbyshire had cash stolen from her house by a distraction burglar claiming to be from social services.

East Midlands Today

Maurice Flynn


On BBC One at 13:30, we meet the Derby man working to track and trap paedophiles grooming children online.

Plus the tragic case of a Derbyshire man who died at home alone, undiscovered for several years.

Delays on the M1

BBC Travel warns there are narrow lanes and a speed restriction on the M1 northbound between J30 and J31.

Keeper joins Reds

Alfreton Town

have signed goalkeeper Sam Johnson on a one-month loan deal from Port Vale.

Sam Johnson

The 21-year-old academy product has made six appearances for the League One side this season.

Newspaper clue in death mystery

Derby Telegraph

The last indicator of Michael Crawford being alive was a newspaper dated November 21, 2010 -

four years ago today.

Final poppies removed

BBC Radio Derby

All 888,246 ceramic poppies have now been removed from the Tower of London.

Empty moat at the Tower of London

A team of volunteers have been making sure each poppy is fully cleaned before they are dispatched to their new owners from a base in Alfreton.

Rain on its way

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

We've got a band of rain moving in from the south later. Here's what we're expecting 16:00 to look like.

Weather map

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

12:00 bulletin, more reaction to news that a Derby man who had lived and worked in the city all his life lay dead for more than three years before being discovered.

Addiction centre praised

BBC Radio Derby

An addiction treatment centre in Burton is being used as a model for opening similar facilities across Staffordshire.

The Burton Addiction Centre, on Station Street, has been treating people with drug and alcohol problems since 1998 and will now be working with council bosses to replicate its success in other parts of the county.

Video: Vouchers for breastfeeding

Jane Dreaper

Health correspondent, BBC News

Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise,

researchers say.

Mother with child

The trial involved mothers in three areas of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire with low breastfeeding rates being offered vouchers of up to £200.

Major deal for Rolls-Royce

BBC News Online has more on the new £3.2bn deal

between Delta Air Lines and Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce and Delta logos

The contract will see the Derby-based firm supplying engines and long-term servicing for 25 Airbus A350-900 and 25 advanced Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.

We want your photos

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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