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  1. Updates on Wednesday 10 December
  2. News, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

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

Wind warning for Friday

The Met Office

has issued a yellow warning of wind in Derbyshire from 00:10 to 09:00 on Friday.

It says the public should be aware of the risk of damage to trees and disruption to travel and power supplies.

Rams 'looking at new players'

BBC Sport

Derby County coach Paul Simpson says the club's backroom team

are eager to add to their squad in January.

Paul Simpson

He says: "We are looking to strengthen. We are all going to games and making trips to see players on the radar. But at this moment it is still very early and there is nothing to report."

Derby Arena staff prepare for opening

The city council

has started installing fitness machines in the gym at the soon-to-be-opened Derby Arena.

Derby Arena

Seating is also being put in place ready for the University of Derby's graduation ceremonies in the new year.

Village banks to close

Derbyshire Times

NatWest branches in Eckington and Bolsover

are to close next year.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, fewer than half of secondary school pupils in Derbyshire go to a school rated as good or better by Ofsted.

Hasselbaink on Hartlepool

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

I had a nice chat with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ahead of Burton Albion's game with Hartlepool on Saturday. You can hear it on

BBC Radio Derby on Friday.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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Fugitive trio charged

BBC Radio Derby

Two convicted robbers and a burglar who went on the run from Sudbury open prison

have been charged with escaping from lawful custody.

Almas Ullah, Daniel Leech and Wayne Smart were all recaptured after absconding last month.

Delays in Woodville

A burst water main is partially blocking the A511 Burton Road in Woodville,

warns BBC Travel.

Your photos: Snow at Mam Tor

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Simon Bull sent us this excellent photo of Mam Tor in the Peak District, taken earlier this week.

Mam Tor
Simon Bull

Email or
tweet us your finest pics. I'll feature the best on Local Live.

Derbyshire councillor caught speeding keeps her licence

Derby Telegraph

A Councillor was

caught speeding as she went to collect a voter and drive them to the polling station on Election Day, in May, magistrates heard.

Fiona Sloman, 61, a Labour councillor on High Peak Borough Council, was caught driving at 42mph in a 30mph, faced being banned as she already had nine points for three speeding offences.

Keogh returns

Derby County defender Richard Keogh is

on course to return to the squad after injury in time for the game against Middlesbrough.

Richard Keogh
Getty Images

The club says the 28-year-old is now back in training and is

set to make an immediate return to the squad for Saturday's game at the Riverside Stadium.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Reports of a shot being fired in Burton last night led to armed police being called.

I'll bring you the details in my

16:00 bulletin.

Derbyshire schools fare badly

Ofsted's annual report says

only 42% of secondary school pupils in Derbyshire attend schools rated as good or outstanding.

Ofsted report

The 13% year-on-year drop leaves Derbyshire slightly ahead of Bradford and just behind Stockton-on-Tees as a local education authority.

Gritters out

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Gritters doing high routes in the High Peak at 6pm then will be out on those routes all night to deal with problems

Injured pedestrian mystery

Did you see a hit and run accident at the junction of Heanor Road and Shipley Common Lane in Ilkeston two weeks ago?

Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old man turned up at hospital on 29 November with injuries consistent with being hit by a car

but no memory of any accident.

Peaty's remarkable rise

BBC Sport

City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty's spectacular year

is being featured on the BBC Sport website today.

Adam Peaty

Each of the ten nominees for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award are being profiled ahead of Sunday's live show.

Find out how to register to vote here.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Fewer than half of Derbyshire secondary pupils go to a school rated as good or better by Ofsted.

Find out more by listening to my

15:00 bulletin.

Thieves 'knew what they were coming for'

BBC Radio Derby

Mark Smith, project director at Park Bikeworks in Derby, said two expensive bikes stolen this morning were taken from the shop rather than the area where the public park their cycles.

He said: "They [the thieves] knew exactly what they were coming for."

Newly-opened cycle hub raided

BBC Radio Derby

Two bikes worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from the newly-opened Derby cycle hub Park Bikeworks.


The pair - worth £4,800 and £2,000 - were taken during a break-in early this morning.

Family flee fire

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A woman and two children escaped from a house fire in Pear Tree this morning.

The blaze, in the first floor bedroom of a terraced house on Harrington Street, started shortly before 04:20.

Sharing your shots


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Our latest

Facebook cover photo is Wendy Scott's misty shot of Ladybower Reservoir.

Facebook cover photo
Facebook/Wendy Scott

We'll be picking a new one soon. If you'd like to offer one of your best pictures for consideration, send it to

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The number of secondary schools rated as good or better by Ofsted in Derbyshire has fallen.

Find out more in my

14:00 bulletin.

Hat and gloves day

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

We've certainly had bright skies across Derbyshire and east Staffordshire this morning but it's very cold - a real hat and gloves type of day.

The wind is still quite gusty at times and it should remain that way into the afternoon and evening.

Festive films

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

On today's show we'll be celebrating Christmas films and finding our what's being screened in Derby over the festive period.

Listen live .

Tories back pool campaign

BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council's Conservative opposition is backing a campaign to keep the pool at Moorways open.


The Labour administration,

which plans to close it in April, responded by asking the Tories what they would cut instead to achieve required savings.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby


the news at 13:00.

Only 42 per cent of secondary school pupils in Derbyshire go to a school rated as good or better by Ofsted.

Death crash at 130mph

Matlock Mercury

Two popular young men who died in a motorbike crash on a notorious road

were travelling at up to 130mph, an inquest heard.

Schools perform poorly

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire's secondary schools are among the poorest in the country, according to

Ofsted's latest annual report.

Ofsted report

The figures said only 42% of secondary pupils in the county attended schools classed as good or outstanding, leaving Derbyshire ranked 143rd out of 150 local authority areas.

Reservists put out Pear Tree fire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A woman and her two children escaped a fire at a house on Harrington Road in Pear Tree this morning.

It coincided with a 24-hour strike by FBU members but the fire service says reservists dealt with the blaze.

Ambulance crews treated a six year old child for smoke inhalation.

Rams land local economy role

Derby County

have become patrons of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce.

iPro Stadium

It means the club joins other companies, including DHL Express, Caterpillar and East Midlands Airport in playing a leading role in helping to decide the future direction of the region's economy.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Only 42% of secondary school pupils in Derbyshire go to a school rated as good or better by Ofsted.

I'll have the details in my bulletin

at 12:00.

'We can't do everything'

BBC Radio Derby

Cuts to gritting, bus services and mobile libraries are all being considered by Staffordshire County Council as it prepares to deal

with £17m of cuts to next year's budget.

Ian Parry, head of finance has told

BBC Radio Derby: "There's a balance here. If we want to meet our primary obligation, things we must do, we also have to tell ourselves that we can't do everything."

Christmas colours

The University of Derby's Student Union

tweets: We've got that festive feeling this morning! #Christmas

Christmas lighting

Gunshot report prompted road closure

Burton Mail

Police have revealed a Burton road was cordoned off last night by armed officers

following reports that a gun had been fired.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A woman and two children escaped from a house fire in Derby this morning.

Find out more in my

11:00 bulletin.

MP welcomes job news

BBC Radio Derby

Derby North MP Chris Williamson, who attended a meeting between Rolls-Royce bosses and ministers yesterday, is welcoming the news

new jobs may come up in the firm's submarine division.

Chris Williamson MP

He says: "It was a productive meeting but we can't afford to be complacent. These jobs are welcome but there's a hell of a lot more work to be done."