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  1. Updates from Friday 28 November 2014

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Good evening

Have a great weekend, whatever you get up to.

BBC Local Live will be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derby.

Weekend weather

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

It will stay cloudy for most places into this evening and overnight with a few showers moving up from the south.

There will be a dull start to the weekend but gradually through the day the cloud should lift and break to give a few brighter spells, particularly in southern parts of the region.

Sunday should also improve with most places seeing bright or sunny spells emerging from the north by the afternoon.

Council flag at half mast

South Derbyshire Council has been flying its flag at half mast today in memory of Darren Andre, who was killed recently.

The Safer Neighbourhood Warden, who had a "calming personality and infectious good humour", died recently in a traffic accident,

the council said.

Wayne White signs for Derbyshire

BBC Sport

Derbyshire County Cricket have

re-signed Wayne White on a one-year deal from Lancashire.

Wayne White
Getty Images

The all-rounder, 29, was released by Lancashire with a year remaining on his contract, having played just 10 first-class matches for the Red Rose since arriving from Leicestershire in 2013.

Panto performance proves popular

BBC Radio Derby

Tickets to our (free) Christmas panto sold out in just three hours. Sorry to anyone left disappointed they didn't get one - hope you enjoy it if you did.

Bus and van collision

Ashbourne News Telegraph


bus came off the road on the A52 after swerving to avoid a crashed van.

Nobody was hurt on the bus which left the road after the driver of the van fell ill at the wheel.

Christmas at Chatsworth

East Midlands Today's Sarah Teale has been visiting Chatsworth House today.


tweeted: "Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit! Love visiting gorgeous @ChatsworthHouse"

Pictures at Chatsworth House
Sarah Teale


Stephanie Barnard

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.

Black Friday

Police have been called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.

Have you experienced any chaotic scenes in Derbyshire shops today? Get in touch with Radio Derby by calling 01332 616161 or emailing

Crawley v Chesterfield

BBC Sport

Chesterfield have midfielder Sam Morsy back after a one-match ban for the

away clash at Crawley Town.

The match kicks off at 15:00 tomorrow.

Cash machine theft

Police want to speak to the woman shown in this CCTV about the theft of money from a cash machine in St Peter's Street, Derby.

A woman used the cash machine to print out a mini statement on 3 October but accidentally left her card.

She later discovered her card was missing and £200 had been withdrawn from her account.

CCTV image
Police handout

Gilbert keen to build on victory

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport at the Barbican Centre, York

Derby-born snooker player David Gilbert hopes to salvage a poor season by building on a

first-round UK Championship win over Elliot Slessor.

David Gilbert
Getty Images

"I have had a terrible season," said Gilbert, 33. "It would be magic to get something going here.

Drugs law change call

Matlock Mercury

The brother of a teenager who

died after taking a pill bought online has called for a change in the law to tackle the sale of such drugs.

Black Friday hype

Tweet: @BBCDerby

Dominic Heale

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

There were frantic scenes at a number of supermarkets this morning as shoppers tried to grab a Black Friday bargain.

But despite the hype, some stores are no busier than usual. We'll have more on BBC East Midlands Today at 18:30.

If you've spotted it particularly busy where you are -

email or
tweet your photos and comments.

Water works delay roadworks

Severn Trent says work to move a water valve from the A38 carriageway on to Markeaton island will mean there'll be no disruption for motorists should there be a problem in the future.

Roadworks at Markeaton Island, Derby

A leak was discovered during roadworks on the island.

Area manager for the water company Rick Newton says it took the opportunity to improve the network without causing additional disruption.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the

16:00 bulletin: Derbyshire police have released CCTV pictures of a woman they want to speak to in connection with a theft from a cash machine in St Peter's Street, Derby.

'12 frauds of Christmas'

Derbyshire Police

tweets: We're supporting the
@actionfrauduk 12 online frauds of Christmas campaign. Follow the #12frauds hashtag for tips & tricks on staying safe

Black Friday comes to Derby

Ben Truslove

BBC News

Shoppers in Derby have been grabbing a bargain as stores capitalise on the American trend of Black Friday.

Queues outside Asda

About 300 people queued outside Asda in Spondon in the hope they could take home a cheap TV.

Glossop drugs arrests

Three people have been arrested during a drugs crackdown in Glossop.

Derbyshire Police says it used a specially trained dog to sniff out the drugs last Friday.

Weather snapshot

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A couple of drizzly showers are possible at times and it'll be breezy with highs of 11C (52F). Here's a look ahead to what's in store for us over the weekend.

Weather outlook for this weekend

You can also watch the latest forecast on BBC Weather.

England's big picture

Ben Truslove

BBC News

Over on

BBC News England, today's Big Picture is a fantastic shot of the view from Mam Tor in the Peak District, by Mike Hutton.

View from Mam Tor
Mike Hutton

At 1,695 ft (517m) high, the summit is one of the highest points in the Peaks and offers commanding views across

Hope and Edale valleys.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

15:00 bulletin: Unions are urging Derby's MPs to talk to the government about the future of Rolls-Royce in the UK after the company announced it was shedding 2,600 jobs worldwide.

Restructuring 'will lead to outsourcing'

A trade union adviser at Rolls-Royce in Derby says he thinks restructuring at the company will see work outsourced to other countries.

Rolls-Royce in Derby

The aero engine manufacturer announced it was cutting 2,600 jobs earlier this month. Tony Tinley, from Unite, thinks it's a cost-cutting exercise.

Teenager questioned over rape

Neil Heath

BBC News

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of committing two rapes at an

independent school in Derbyshire.

Repton School

The attacks were alleged to have taken place at Repton School in October, police confirmed.

Bridge 'is a death trap'

Derby Telegraph

Cyclists have

branded the new £7m London Road bridge a "death trap" and a "disaster".

Two turbines to turn

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Two large wind turbines which have stood idle for almost a year in Spondon should be

fully working in January.

Spondon wind turbine

The 130m (426ft) high turbines at a sewage treatment plant were installed in December 2013 and have not been turning because of radar issues at East Midlands Airport.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

14:00 news bulletin: We have more detail on the two reported rapes at independent Repton School.

'Put Chesterfield on the map'

Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire's self-confessed Del Boy James Hill

insists he has done Chesterfield proud after his eight-week run on The Apprentice.

Rams without Ward

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Championship leaders Derby County will still be without Jamie Ward (pictured) for tomorrow's trip to Leeds United.

Derby County's Jamie Ward
Getty Images

Ward limped off during the win at Reading six weeks ago and has already missed seven matches with a thigh injury.

He has returned to training, but head coach Steve McClaren says it's still too soon to return.

Teenager questioned over rapes

East Midlands Today

Police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of committing two rapes at one of the country's top independent schools.

Repton School, Derbyshire

The attacks are alleged to have taken place at Repton School (pictured) in Derbyshire last month.

The 17-year-old was arrested on Tuesday, officers have questioned him and released him on bail while they continue their inquiries.

BBC One at 13:30

Dominic Heale

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

This lunchtime we have a live report from Ticknall, where residents have recorded almost 400 drivers exceeding the speed limit through the village.

The police say they have now identified the area as one of 100 roads across Derbyshire which they'll be tackling in the next year.

FA Youth Cup third round

via Facebook

Chesterfield FC posts: "The date for the FA Youth Cup third round tie with Premier League side Aston Villa has been confirmed as Monday, December 15.

"All Chesterfield fans are invited along to the match.

Read more online."

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Our top story at 13:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: Police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of committing two rapes at one of the country's top independent schools in Derbyshire.

Turbines interfere with airport plan

Severn Trent Water is to install a radar system near its Spondon wind turbines to

prevent them from interfering with East Midlands Airport's radar.

Spondon wind turbines

The equipment will send information about the area around the turbines to air traffic control at the airport.

The turbines aren't able to operate until Severn Trent's satisfied planners that they won't interfere with aircraft.

The shops saying no to Black Friday

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Independent small shops on Sadler Gate, in Derby, say they're not getting involved in Black Friday today.

It's an American tradition following Thanksgiving, when retailers offer special discounts and people traditionally start their Christmas shopping.

Some retailers have been trying to promote the idea of Black Friday here over the last couple of years and a number of stores in the area have seen shoppers queuing outside.

Adult social care

via Facebook

Derby City Council posts: "We have created a strategy which shows how we will stop adult social care from becoming an emergency service and move it closer to and working with, individuals, families and communities.

"Read the strategy and our proposals here: and share your feedback."

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

12:00 news bulletin: Severn Trent says work to move a water valve from the A38 carriageway on to Markeaton island will mean there'll be no disruption for motorists should there be a problem in the future.

Drivers 'don't keep to speed limit'

BBC Radio Derby

More on the hundreds of speeding drivers clocked in Ticknall.

Police say if the watches are held too often it'll reduce their effectiveness. Speed Watch organiser Kevin Harris says many motorists don't keep to the speed limit in the village.