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  1. Updates from Wednesday 26 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Our Local Live updates have finished for today. The service will start again at 08:00 on Thursday.

Rainy night

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

It'll stay cloudy with mist and fog into this evening and then further outbreaks of rain overnight. Lows of 7C (45F).

Boxer arrives home with medal

Derby boxer Sandy Ryan is back home after

winning a silver medal at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in South Korea.

Sandy Ryan

She's told BBC Radio Derby: "I was a big underdog going into this competition. A lot of people thought I was just going to get the experience but I've come away with a medal."

Coming up on East Midlands Today

Geeta Pendse


Derby actor Jack O'Connell took centre stage at the UK premiere of his new film, Unbroken last night.

Jack O'Connell

Watch BBC One at 18:30 to see what he had to say.

Police boss: 'No council tax rise'

Belper News

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has said he will not be looking to raise the council tax precept in the county to help pay for the

shortfall in police funding.


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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

your feedback about this service.

Ex-Ram switches clubs

Former Derby County midfielder Tomasz Cywka

has joined Rochdale on loan.

Tomasz Cywka
Getty Images

Since leaving the Rams in January 2012, the 26-year-old has had spells with Reading, Barnsley and Blackpool.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Two World War One statues have been unveiled at Derby's Sikh Museum today by Home Secretary Theresa May.

You can hear more on this and today's other main stories in my

17:00 bulletin.

Your photos: Surprise View

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Dr Alan Cornell for this stunning shot of Hope Valley, taken from Surprise View, above Hathersage.

Hope Valley
Dr Alan Cornell

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Forward-thinking defender

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Derby County academy player Kyron Stabana

has been called up to the England U17 side.

His inclusion comes 18 months after he switched to full-back from his previous position as a forward.

Heroin dealer jailed

Matlock Mercury

A High Peak man has been jailed and two Buxton men have been fined after they were linked to a

£1.6 million Derbyshire drugs investigation.

The James Hill show

Chesterfield entrepreneur James Hill has arguably been the most entertaining candidate on the current series of The Apprentice and he features in

this preview clip for tonight's Country Show episode.

James Hill

You can watch the full episode on BBC One at 21:00 or on iPlayer at any time afterwards.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In my

16:00 bulletin, we hear from Home Secretary Theresa May after she unveiled two statues in Derby commemorating Sikh soldiers killed in World War One.

Sikh WW1 soldiers remembered

East Midlands Today

The Home Secretary Theresa May visited Derby's National Sikh Heritage Centre today to see a new World War One exhibition.

Theresa May with Sikh statues

Theresa May unveiled two new statues of Sikh soldiers at the Friar Gate site along with plaques in Punjabi and English paying tribute to those who've given their lives.

Online anxiety pill killed teen

Derbyshire Times

A talented young musician from Holmewood, near Chesterfield,

died after taking one pill ordered online to cure his anxiety, an inquest heard.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the news at 15:00: The Home Secretary Theresa may has unveiled a plaque and a pair of statues at Derby's Sikh Museum this afternoon.

Sikh volunteers are 'legends'

Mark Pickard

got in touch after watching
our video about a group of young Sikhs who cook meals for the homeless, calling them a "bunch of legends".

'Bigger job than expected'

Anita Spencer, manager of Bakewell's Old House Museum said extra volunteers had been recruited to help staff freeze and thaw out 1,400 items to kill off a carpet beetle infestation.

She said: "We thought it would be a big job but it's turned out to be even bigger than we expected."

Business leaders pen manifesto

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Businesses from Derbyshire have been to Parliament to tell MPs what they want from Westminster.

East Midlands Chamber at Parliament

The region's chamber of commerce has put together its own "business manifesto", spelling out ways politicians can help the economy to grow.

Have your say

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

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Police are still looking for a third person suspected of carrying out an armed robbery at a shop in Derby.

Find out more in my

14:00 bulletin.

Attempted robber absconds

Police say a man who was jailed for an attempted robbery in which he used a BB gun,

has absconded from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire..

Daniel Leech

Daniel Charles Leech, 26, left the open prison on Tuesday.

He is white, about 6ft tall, of slim build, with blue eyes and short, brown hair and has tattoos of "RIP Danny" on his left arm and a St George flag on his right.

Bridge to reopen

A Derby bridge, which has been closed since August 2012,

will reopen to traffic on Thursday, the city council says.

London Road Bridge
Derby City Council

Work on the bridge will not be complete but will have reached a stage to allow two-way traffic on London Road.

Coming up

Geeta Pendse

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Editing a piece on the Unbroken premiere last night. Find out why Angelina Jolie picked Derby's Jack O'Connell as her lead.

More on

East Midlands Today at 13:30 GMT.

Headlines on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the news at 13:00 hear about the Ripley teacher selected to represent the UK in a world-wide project commemorating 70 years since people were freed from Auschwitz.

Museum v beetles

BBC Radio Derby

Hundreds of items at Bakewell's Old House Museum are being frozen and thawed in a bid to combat an infestation of carpet beetles.

Museum manager Anita Spencer says thousands of garments have been given the treatment so far with a further 400 still to go.

Talking litter

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

My show from 13:00 includes my interview with Margaret Mountford, back on our screens soon in a new show about the problem of litter.

Listen live.

Margaret Mountford

Stolen jewellery plea

Burton Mail

The daughter of a woman whose jewellery was stolen in Swadlincote just days before her funeral has

appealed for help to get the items back to the family.

Headlines on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 12:00 hear why Home Secretary Theresa May is in Derby this lunchtime.

Prisoner absconds

Derbyshire Police

tweets: Police appeal after prisoner absconds from HMP Sudbury

Water Week

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

It's Water Week, where we go behind-the-scenes to look at how our most important global resource water is looked after by Severn Trent Water.

Sally Pepper, Severn Trent Water

Today you can hear

how I got on with the team designated to spot and solve leaks.

Complaints 'due to cuts'

BBC Radio Derby

In a statement, Derbyshire County Council says a rise in complaints over the past year is "perhaps not surprising when you consider we're now operating with fewer staff to help meet the £157m Government cuts we need to make".

It adds: "The largest number of complaints in the children and younger adults service is related to social care issues and we've already improved communication between workers and families to address this issue."

Man tried to eat passport

Derby Telegraph

A judge slammed a fraudster who tried to use a fake passport to take a British citizenship test in Normanton and then

tried to eat it when he was challenged.

Headlines on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 11:00, a teacher from Ripley is flying to Auschwitz to help put together a website featuring Holocaust survivors' testimonies.

Xmas decorations to beat 'doom and gloom'

Peter Clay, owner of The Angel pub in Ripley, says he first started going over the top with Christmas decorations to cheer people up during the recession.

Christmas decorations at The Angel

Peter told BBC Radio Derby: "It was all doom and gloom and we wanted to make people think, 'it's Christmas and things are going to get better'."

O'Brien on 'bouncers'

BBC Radio Derby commentator and former New Zealand bowler Iain O'Brien

has written an ESPN column defending the role of "bouncers" in cricket.

Phil Hughes
Getty Images

It comes after Australian batsman Phil Hughes (pictured above)

was seriously injured when a short-pitched delivery hit him on the head.

Philpotts 'divorcing'

The Mirror

Mick and Mairead Philpott, both in prison for killing six children in a house fire in Derby,

are divorcing.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

10:00 bulletin, I'll have more on two people being arrested over Saturday's armed robbery at a shop in Derby.