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  1. Updates on Thursday 1 January 2015

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Good evening

That's all from BBC Local Live today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Friday.

Tonight's forecast

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will remain wet and windy to start the night, but the rain will clear to the south east allowing drier, clearer and cooler conditions to move in. Lows of 5C (41F).

More on the next few days is


Future of open access centre

NHS England-MidsEast

tweets: Have a say on the future of Derby Open Access Centre by filling in this short survey


Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

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

your feedback about this service.

Help after volcano eruptions

Derby Telegraph

An overseas property developer based in Derby has

donated thousands of euros to help an island recover following recent volcanic eruptions.

Police appeal after stabbing

Police have not yet been able to speak to a man who was

stabbed in the chest in Lower Dale Road in Derby and are
appealing for information.

He has undergone surgery and is now in a critical but stable condition.

One local game

BBC Radio Derby

There's been just one local football game today - three matches have been postponed because of snow, ice and water.

In the First Division, South Gresley hosted Mickleover Sports.

Cafe's Christmas tips stolen

Burton Mail

A cafe owner has urged members of the public to help trace thieves who

stole a jar full of staff Christmas tips.

Services 'not used'

Jack Taylor, lead campaigner for Save Staffordshire Youth Services group, said the closures were "sad news for Staffordshire".

But the council said

many young people did not use the services.

Closed youth clubs 'easy target'

Protesters claim a council has targeted youth services in their county for cuts

because they are an "easy target".


Staffordshire County Council controversially closed 33 youth clubs at the end of 2014 in a bid to save £2.8m.

Cash stolen from shop

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Cash has been stolen from a Sinfin shop. The money was taken from the till while a customer was being served at about 8am on Tuesday at the One Stop shop on Sinfin Lane.

The thief is white and was dressed in dark clothing and a hat, with a scarf across his face.

MK Dons team revealed

BBC Sport

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has taken the unusual step of naming his 11 for the all League One FA Cup second round replay with Chesterfield

ahead of time.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson
Getty Images
Karl Robinson has named his MK Dons team well ahead of the game

Assembly Rooms fire

One of the biggest stories in Derby in the past year was

the blaze that has left its main entertainment venue closed since March.

The large fire in the plant room next door to the Assembly Rooms caused several streets in the city centre to be closed.

Fire as Assembly Rooms car park
Simon Chiou

The city council has not yet decided whether to repair the venue, upgrade it or build a new one in another location. Look at more of

2014's big news stories in pictures.

Resolutions only people from Derby can make

Derby Telegraph

We all do it every year - start off with the best of intentions but our New Year resolutions have often fallen by the wayside by mid-January!


if you're from Derby why not think about making these 10 resolutions...

Ambulance callouts rising

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

tweets that it has had more than 1,500 calls already today and is asking people with illnesses or minor injuries to visit urgent care centres.

Wind turbine plan recommended

Derbyshire Times

A controversial wind turbine plan in Chesterfield has been

recommended for approval despite concerns it will overshadow the town's Crooked Spire as a blot on the landscape.

A wind turbine

Dip into 2015

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Some people are starting the new year with a swim in a freezing cold Peak District pool this afternoon.

Hathersage Lido will be a maximum of 6C (43F) and the heating will be turned off. It's a fundraiser to go towards the running costs.

Still a chance to see shows

Belper News

There still a chance to

enjoy some of the area's festive shows, as we move into January.

Costs order for council in taxi row

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The near-£9,000 costs the city council had to pay for the legal battle included the costs of the taxi firms which brought the case, which it was ordered to pay.

Taxi queue
(C) British Broadcasting Corporation

Hunt for Christmas cat killer

Burton Mail

The owner of a ginger tom shot on Christmas Day found out he had died

when she was sitting down to her turkey dinner.

Alfreton game postponed

BBC Sport

Alfreton Town's New Year's Day Conference Premier game with Lincoln City has been

postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Taxi legal row

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

A legal battle to ensure taxi customers in Derby know where their vehicle is coming from has cost the city council thousands of pounds.

The authority's trying to make sure that if people ring a Derby private hire company, and it sends a vehicle registered outside the city, customers are told that in advance.

In October, a judge at Derby Magistrates' Court ruled the intention of the council was correct but the way it had tried to implement the change was not. The council says the case cost it almost £9,000.

Tributes paid to 'hero'

Buxton Advertiser

The family of a well-known Buxton man who died suddenly before Christmas have

paid tribute to their "hero", who lived life to the full.

Burton duo can go

BBC Sport

Burton Albion duo Lee Bell and Ian Sharps have been

told they can leave by boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (pictured).

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Have your say

Alex Homer

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 of the service.

2014 in pictures

We've had a look back over the biggest stories in the East Midlands in 2014 in pictures.

This year saw the death of the last surviving Mitford sister, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire who

died at her home at Chatsworth House in September.

Angelina Jolie and Jack O'Connell
Getty Images

Angelina Jolie's attempt at an East Midlands phrase also became one of BBC News Online's most shared stories in the region for 2014.

Healthier school meals begin

BBC News


Are you thinking of a January diet? New rules for

healthier school meals in England come into force next week too, at the beginning of term.

School meal
Science Photo Library

Meals must include one or more portions of vegetables or salad every day and no more than two portions of fried foods or pastry-based foods each week.

Second stabbing in two days

Derby Telegraph

Normanton residents and business owners are stunned after a

second serious stabbing incident in the area in 48 hours.

Your pictures


Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Andy Ives for sending in these photos he says were taken on the hills between Bonsall and Dale Bridge.

Andy Ives
A snowy landscape
Andy Ives

Underground 'explosions' reported

Ilkeston Advertiser

A street was taped off following reports of a

series of small underground explosions on Saturday morning.

Stabbed man fights for life

Eric Simpson

BBC News

A 23-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being

stabbed in the chest in Derby.

Scene of stabbing on Lower Dale Road, Derby

The Burton-on-Trent man was taken to Royal Derby Hospital after being found on Lower Dale Road in the early hours of yesterday morning, Derbyshire Police said.

Today's forecast

Some bright or sunny intervals are forecast this morning, but generally it will be cloudy.

Through the day the wind will strengthen, with gusts 40 to 50mph developing as outbreaks of rain arrive.

Get your local forecast.

No major problems

BBC Travel

It's looking good on the

roads around Derbyshire at the moment, with no major delays or accidents.

Happy new year

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

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