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  1. Updates on Wednesday 17 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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Mild evening

Anna Church

BBC Weather

Cloudy overnight with some patchy light rain and drizzle. Mild with lows of 10C (50F).

East Midlands Today

Dominic Heale


On BBC One at 18:30, we'll be talking to the Candy Crush entrepreneur who's spent over £1m of his own money buying a remarkable hi-tech machine for a Derby hospital.

Surgical equipment

We'll also have all of the goals from Derby's cup clash with Chelsea .

Safe haven for party-goers

People enjoying festive nights out in Derby city centre

are being offered a safe place to seek medical attention and help.

The triage service, being run by police, the ambulance service, health workers and street pastors, will be based at the Central United Reformed Church on Becketwell Lane on busy nights over the next fortnight.

Rams accept red card

Derby County say they will not appeal against the red card shown to Jake Buxton in last night's cup clash with Chelsea.

The club said: "Having taken due consideration and all factors into account, the club have decided not to appeal the decision and will make no further comment."

'Ignore shopping centre rumours'

Derbyshire Police

has told people to ignore an "urban myth" being circulated which suggests shopping centres should be avoided this weekend.

Derby's Intu shopping centre

The force said the yarn, which usually involves a good Samaritan being warned by the person they've helped that something terrible is due to happen at a given place, was often shared at this time of year but had "no credibility".

Power station plan moves forward

Derby Telegraph

Consent has been given for a 17-mile gas pipeline that is the latest step towards work starting on

a billion-pound power station in Derbyshire.

Your photos

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Andrew Burdett for this wonderful photo of Hucklow Edge, taken last week.

Hucklow Edge
Andrew Burdett

Email or
tweet us your best pictures of Derbyshire. I'll feature the cream of the crop on BBC Local Live.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, an Oakwood footballer appears in court over an alleged assault at a bar in Derby.

Homes could bring new jobs

BBC Radio Derby

Burton MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed plans for a major housing development in Branston.

Developer St Modwen has unveiled proposals for more than 600 new homes along with manufacturing and storage businesses, which it says will create up to 1,500 jobs.

History maker

The Church of England's first female bishop

has been unveiled as the Glossop-born Reverend Libby Lane.

Libby Lane
Getty Images

She will become the eighth Bishop of Stockport at a ceremony at York Minster on 26 January.

Friday switch-on for transmitter

BBC Radio Derby

Another digital radio transmitter for Derbyshire is to be switched on this Friday.

The new transmitter, at Stanton Moor, will allow more people in north Derbyshire to listen to BBC Radio Derby on DAB Digital Radio.

Hughes 'exceptional'

The Independent's Kevin Garside

praised Derby County's performance in last night's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Will Hughes tussles with Eden Hazard

He wrote: "Derby fairly charged into the game, paying England's pre-eminent force nil respect.

"Real Madrid loan star Omar Mascarell excelled at the base of the Derby midfield and, at the point of the diamond, Will Hughes (pictured) was exceptional."


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BBC Local Live

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News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

16:00 bulletin, a children's charity praises Derbyshire's John Port School for helping to raise awareness of "sexting".

School places deadline approaches

Amid the festive flurry, Derbyshire County Council is reminding parents the deadline for applying for their child's primary school place is 15 January.

The authority said a quarter of parents

had still yet to express a preference.

Footballer in court

BBC News Online has more on Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles appearing in court

charged with assaulting a man at a nightclub in Derby.

Jamaal Lascelles

Mr Lascelles, 21, from Oakwood, will be back in court in March over the incident, which happened at Derby's Lola Lo in April.

New face

A former hairdresser has become

Ashbourne's new police community support officer (PCSO).

Gemma Darby
Derbyshire Police

Gemma Darby spent six years cutting hair in Alfreton but has now joined the town's crime-fighting team after deciding on a change of career.

New road named after WW1

A new street in Darley Dale

has been named Poppy Fields Close to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.

Deborah Shimwell and her son Kristian on Poppy Fields Close
Derbyshire Dales District Council

Deborah Shimwell and her son Kristian (pictured) are among the new residents at the 34-home development, which includes a plaque featuring a verse from the popular wartime poem In Flanders Fields.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 15:00

The Burton MP Andrew Griffiths is attempting to deliver 40 thousand cards this christmas - one to every house in his constituency.

Chimney fire put out

Derby Telegraph


tackled a chimney fire in Derbyshire this morning.

School praised for 'sexting' warning

BBC Radio Derby

Claire Lilley, the

NSPCC's head of online safety, said staff at
John Port School in Etwall deserved credit for bringing the issue of "sexting" to parents' attention.

She said: "This is happening in every school around the country and I think the school is to be commended for taking such decisive action to work in partnership with parents and make them aware of the situation."

No red card appeal

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

I really feel for Jake Buxton but can see why

Derby County aren't appealing the red card he received against Chelsea last night.

Jake Buxton receives a red card

He'll now miss the next two games for the Rams, against Norwich and Birmingham City.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams


A new report has found government departments are unwilling to share information with local Staffordshire councils responsible for safeguarding young people from issues such as sexual exploitation.

I'll bring you the full story in my 14:00 bulletin on

BBC Radio Derby.

Christmas bins

Derbyshire Dales District Council

tweets: Don't get caught out! Changes to our bin collections timetable over festive season happen from this Sat >

Winter wildlife

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

At 13:45, I'll be finding out how the arrival of winter is affecting wildlife around Carsington Water.

Listen live.

Carsington Water, taken by Andy Potter

East Midlands Today

Sarah Teale


On BBC One at 13:30, we speak to the Candy Crush entrepreneur who's buying life saving equipment at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Entrepreneur Mel Morris meets staff at the Royal Derby Hospital

Panto cash

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal at the BBC Radio Derby panto on Sunday - you raised an amazing £2,060.39.

Sally Pepper

You'll be able to hear the panto itself on

BBC Radio Derby, at 18:00 on Christmas Day.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The NSPCC has praised a Derbyshire school for raising awareness of "sexting".

I'll bring you the details in my

13:00 bulletin.

Food fest to be shelved

Derbyshire Times

A long-running annual event celebrating Derbyshire's food and drink producers

is to be axed.

Footballer in court

Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles has appeared in court charged with a nightclub assault in Derby.

Jamaal Lascelles

The 21-year-old, from Oakwood, was granted conditional bail until his next court appearance over the 23 April incident.

Your photos for Facebook

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Our latest

Facebook cover photo, showing a wintry Chatsworth House, was sent in by regular contributor Villager Jim.

Facebook cover photo showing Chatsworth House
Villager Jim

Nominate one of your pictures as a future cover image by emailing it to

Afternoon outlook

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

It will be dull, cloudy and mainly overcast for most of this afternoon, with highs of 11C (52F).

MP cards 'not politically motivated'

BBC Radio Derby

Andrew Griffiths, Conservative MP for Burton, dismissed the idea that sending 40,000 Christmas cards to constituents was electioneering.

He said: "There's no politics involved. I think people appreciate their MP taking the time and trouble to wish them a merry Christmas."

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The NSPCC says it's getting an increasing number of calls from children affected by sexting.

It comes after John Port School sent letters home to parents informing them that police are investigating cases of pupils being coerced into sending explicit images of themselves to strangers.

Find out more in my

12:00 bulletin.

Chellaston assault

A man

suffered a broken cheekbone when he was punched in the face as he walked through Chellaston at the weekend.

The victim said his attacker had been standing with two other men and a woman before the assault, on Derby Road at 01:00 on Saturday.

Rams verdict

Daily Mail sports writer Ian Ladyman

called last night's Derby v Chelsea cup tie "gripping" and described the Rams as "a capable team".

He wrote: "They looked sporadically dangerous with the ball and deserved to be in the contest until the death.

"By some distance, their best player was the young Englishman Will Hughes."

Bryson on Chelsea goal

Craig Bryson's second-half strike was the high point for Derby County in last night's

3-1 League Cup defeat to Chelsea.

Craig Bryson scores
Getty Images

Afterwards he said: "It's obviously good to score against Chelsea but we're disappointed to lose the game."

Mild Wednesday

BBC Weather

has shared this map showing mild conditions across the UK this afternoon.

Weather map

Robotic gift from Candy Crush tycoon

BBC News Online has more on Derby entrepreneur Mel Morris

buying a £1.2m robotic arm for the Royal Derby Hospital.

Mel Morris

The Derby County director, who made a fortune from his involvement with the firm that created Candy Crush Saga, said he hoped the equipment would attract more top surgeons to the hospital.