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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 14 January 2015
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume from 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Wednesday's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back at 08:00 on Thursday.

East Midlands Today

Maurice Flynn

Presenter

On

BBC One at 18:30, why the grass being greener is terrible news for Derbyshire's dairy farmers, as milk supply is up and prices are down forcing some to flee the industry.

Milk farming
BBC

Also, find out why a lifelong Rams fan is wearing a Forest shirt to this weekend's match.

County top for work illnesses

Derbyshire had more people suffering work-related illnesses than any other East Midlands county in 2013/14.

Regional figures table
Health and Safety Executive

New figures from the

Health and Safety Executive showed the total for the county was 24,200, compared to 21,700 for Nottinghamshire and 20,900 for Leicestershire and Rutland.

Thieves target pub

Burglars

stole a large amount of alcohol from a pub near Ashbourne at the weekend.

The break-in happened at the Saracen's Head. on Church Lane in Shirley, between 01:00 and 05:30 on Sunday.

News on the hour

Colin Bloomfield

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, an investigation starts into the death of a female inmate at a Derbyshire prison.

Voyeur grandad

Derby Telegraph

A Derbyshire pensioner

has been found guilty of voyeurism in men's toilets in Derby city centre.

FA Cup Derbyshire derby

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

The last time Derby County played Chesterfield was in February 1986 - Steve McClaren and Eric Steele were both part of the Rams squad.

Steve McClaren in January 1987
Getty Images

Chesterfield's 2-0 win over Scunthorpe set up a short 28-mile trip to Derby County on 24 January.

News on the hour

Colin Bloomfield

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

16:00 bulletin, I'll bring you more on the death of a prisoner at Foston Hall.

Queues in Swarkestone

BBC Travel

An abnormal load has led to queuing traffic

on the A50 westbound in Swarkestone.

Buddha jibe sparks weight loss

An obese mother from Derbyshire was shocked into shedding seven stone after a neighbour told her she looked like Buddha,

reports Mail Online.

Murderer dies

Colin Bloomfield

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

An investigation has started into the death of a prisoner at Foston Hall in Derbyshire.

Karen Morris, who was serving a 15-year-old sentence for killing a man and putting his body through a mincer, fell ill on Saturday morning and later died in hospital.

The Independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will now investigate her death, which is not being treated as suspicious.

Photos for Facebook

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Wayne Brittle's stunning shot of a snowy Peak District is today's

Facebook cover photo.

Facebook cover photo by Wayne Brittle
Facebook/Wayne Brittle

Email us if you've taken any pictures worthy of being our next cover image on Facebook.

News on the hour

Colin Bloomfield

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Farmers' leaders in Derbyshire say they expect many more will quit the dairy industry because of the drop in the price they earn for milk.

Find out more in my

15:00 bulletin.

A61 lane closure

BBC Travel

A broken down lorry has led to delays

on the A61 northbound in Chesterfield.

Armed mugger jailed

Burton Mail

A masked mugger who robbed a young Burton woman at knifepoint

has been jailed for two years.

Arena replaces Assembly Rooms

BBC Radio Derby

The decision to use Derby Arena for graduation ceremonies this week was made after the usual venue, the Assembly Rooms, was closed by a fire ten months ago.

Derby Arena
BBC

University of Derby registrar June Hughes said students she had spoken to were looking forward to seeing what the new venue looked like inside.

£10m temp bill

Derby Telegraph

A union has condemned Derby City Council for making hundreds of employees redundant while

spending £10 million on hiring temporary workers.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

Farmers' leaders in Derbyshire say they expect many more will quit the dairy industry because of the drop in the price they earn for milk.

More on this story and others in

our 14:00 bulletin.

View from the office

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Video game designer Joe Brammer

tweeted us his view from his new office on Full Street in Derby.

Derby city centre
Joe Brammer

Email or
tweet us your pics of Derbyshire and east Staffordshire.

Rain and wind

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

Cold but mostly dry and breezy with bright or sunny spells.

The cloud will increase this afternoon with rain and gusty winds this evening. Highs of 4C (39F).

Motorway delays

BBC Travel

A lane is closed on

the M1 northbound near J30 because of a broken down vehicle.

Dairy farmers warning

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Farmers leaders in Derbyshire say they expect many more will quit the dairy industry because of the drop in the price they earn for milk.

DAIRY FARMER in Derbyshire
BBC

60 farmers have packed up across the country in the last month alone, and it comes as one dairy co-operative has suspended its payments to farmers.

See my report on

East Midlands Today at 13:30.

News on the hour

Colin Bloomfield

BBC Radio Derby

More on the milk prices row. A dairy industry expert from Ashbourne says First Milk had little option but to delay payment to it's suppliers.

Listen live to the news at 13:00

Officer thanks charity

BBC Radio Derby

A Burton policeman who received serious leg injuries when he tried to stop a burglar driving from the scene of a crime says a charity for wounded officers has helped his recovery.

PC Pete McGinn has received support from Blue Lamp, which was founded by the late PC David Rathband who was shot in the face by Raoul Moat in 2010.

Graduations to attract 10,000

The University of Derby says it is expecting about 10,000 students and guests to attend graduation ceremonies at Derby Arena over the next three days.

Graduation vine
Vine/University of Derby

It also

posted this vine showing the scene ahead of the first ceremony.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

12:00 bulletin, I'll have more on local dairy farmers complaining about delays in being paid for their milk.

Ex-nurses targeted

East Midlands Today

Former nurses are being asked to return to the profession to help tackle a national shortage.

Health Education East Midlands, which offers refresher training and a more flexible working environment, says re-registering previously trained staff is a far cheaper option than hiring and training a new nurse.

MP congratulates grandaunds

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham

tweets: Well done to all the University of Derby students graduating today!

Rescue team help at crash

Edale Mountain Rescue Team were the first on scene at a crash near their base in Hope Valley yesterday evening.

Crash scene
Edale Mountain Rescue Team

Team doctors helped those injured in the accident before ambulances and fire crews arrived.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, a dairy industry expert from Ashbourne says First Milk had little option but to delay payment to farmers.

Feedback

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 hear what you think.

Arena hosts graduations

BBC Radio Derby

About 3,500 students from the University of Derby will be graduating at the city's new velodrome over the next three days.

Derby Arena
BBC

It's the first big event to be held at the arena and has taken months of planning and organisation.

Reds exit cup

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Alfreton Town were knocked out of the Derbyshire Senior Cup after

losing 3-1 at home to Matlock Town.

The result means the Reds are now out of all cup competitions this season.

Hazardous conditions

BBC Travel

Snow is making driving difficult

on the A53 in Flash.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

10:00 bulletin, a policeman from Burton who received serious leg injuries when he tried to prevent a burglar escaping says a charity for wounded officers has helped his recovery.

Send us your snow pics

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Some parts of Derbyshire saw snow yesterday and overnight. Sandie Nicholson sent us this photo of Holme Moss in the Peak District.

Holme Moss
Sandie Nicholson

Have you had any?

Email or
tweet us a pic.

Crash in Spondon

BBC Travel

A lane is blocked on the A52 eastbound near the Spondon Lodge Lane junction

following an accident.

Gnome decision due

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A roundabout in Ilkeston

could be renamed Gnome Island after hundreds of people signed an online petition.

Gnome Island
Ilson gnome

Councillors are due to decide whether to adopt the new name at a meeting later.