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  1. Updates for Friday 16 January 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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Friday's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back with more news, sport, travel and weather on Monday.

Frosty Friday

Clear skies and light winds will lead to a widespread frost overnight.

Weather chart

Some areas could also see light snow, with lows of 0C (32F).

East Midlands Today

Maurice Flynn


On BBC One at 18:30, jail for the man who used the 999 phone system as a free sex line.

iPro Stadium

And sport is coming live from the iPro Stadium with the build-up to tomorrow's big game between Derby and Forest.

Your photos: Hearty breakfast

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Sandie Nicholson for this photo of sheep enjoying breakfast at Woodhead in the Peak District earlier this week.

Woodhead in the Peak District
Sandie Nicholson

Email or
tweet us your best shots of Derbyshire. I'll feature the best we receive on Local Live.

New-look leisure centre

BBC Radio Derby

Uttoxeter Leisure Centre is to reopen this weekend following a £3.8m redevelopment.

The building has been completely remodelled and now includes a dance studio.

Impressive views

Derbyshire Times

A drone camera

has captured spectacular shots of north Derbyshire from high in the sky.


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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

your feedback about this service.

Rams sign Albentosa

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Spanish defender Raul Albentose signs for Derby County on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Raul Albentosa and Steve McClaren

You can hear our interview with him after 18:00 on

BBC Radio Derby.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, the latest weekly figures from the Royal Derby Hospital shows a slight improvement in A&E waiting times.

Vandals attack van owner

A man

was repeatedly punched after confronting a group of young people who were damaging his van.

The assault happened on Westgreen Avenue in Allenton at about 01:00 on New Year's Day.

Pentagon Island crash

BBC Travel

A two-car accident is blocking the A52 in both directions

at Pentagon Island.

Airport growth brings new jobs

East Midlands Today

East Midlands Airport says it plans to recruit 1,250 new staff over the coming year.

East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport

Airport bosses said growing passenger numbers and an increase in freight transportation were behind its growth, with a recruitment fair offering 350 posts planned later this month.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The latest figures for Derby's A&E department show a slight improvement on patient treatment targets, with fewer patients having to wait more than four hours to be dealt with.

Listen to my

16:00 bulletin for the full story.

Honeymoon sale setback

BBC News Online has more on a fresh setback for a Burton man who sold his ex-fiancee's honeymoon ticket on eBay after they split at Christmas.

John Whitbread

The winning bidder, who offered £8,000 to join John Whitbread on the trip to the Dominican Republic, pulled out of the sale last night.

New rules for A&E staffing

A&E units in England

are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.

Draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends one nurse for every four cubicles and two nurses for each major trauma and cardiac arrest patient.

Defender joins Reds

Alfreton Town

have signed centre-back Callum Howe on a three-month loan from Scunthorpe United.

Callum Howe

The 20-year-old has not played for Scunthorpe but has had loan spells with Bradford Park Avenue and Gainsborough Trinity.

Pub to become caravan park

Burton Mail

A former pub in Overseal is to be pulled down after plans to turn it into a caravan park were approved.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The latest figures for Derby's A&E department show a slight improvement on patient treatment times.

Hear more on this story

at 15:00.

Wanted: Pictures for Facebook


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Derby's Clare Cully captured

our latest Facebook cover photo at Trent Lock in Sawley.

Facebook cover photo
Gavin Bevis

Have you taken any pictures that would work well as a future cover image? Email them to

Empty buildings pledge

BBC Radio Derby

A housing association which owns three listed Georgian houses in Derby has pledged to try to stop them falling into further disrepair.

St Helen's Street

The buildings are on the edge of a proposed development on St Helen's Street, which is due to have 40 flats and 15 houses built on it.

Gritters sent out

Derby City Council

tweets: More #gritting at 3pm today on our main roads as the temps drop #DerbyUK

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Delays at the Royal Derby Hospital's A&E department are largely being caused by other parts of the hospital, health bosses say.

Hear the full story in my

14:00 bulletin.

Surgery fundraising blow

Burton Mail

A campaign to raise money for a Stapenhill woman's lifesaving surgery

has been hit by a major setback.

Rams match switch

Derby County's away game at Wolves

has been brought forward a day after being picked to be shown live on TV.

The match will now kick off at 19:45 on Friday 20 March.

East Midlands Today

Simon Hare


A nuisance caller who used 999 as a sex line has been jailed for 18 weeks.

John Wainwright, 44, pestered East Midlands Ambulance Service and Nottinghamshire Police staff 875 times.

We'll bring you the full story at 13:30.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

An extension of GP surgery hours being piloted in Derbyshire is unsustainable under current arrangements, according to a Matlock GP.

More on this in

our 13:00 bulletin.

Gritters deployed

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: We're gritting primary routes this aft & will monitor weather forecast in case we need to go out again later in day

Brewers keen to keep striker

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he wants to extend the loan of Jacob Blyth.

Jacob Blyth
Getty Images

The striker is due to return to Leicester City later this month, having scored five times in his 21 appearances for the Brewers.

Twitcher talk

Andy Twigge

BBC Radio Derby presenter

After 13:00 I'll be finding out how we can all get involved in the forthcoming Big Garden Bird Watch.

Listen live.

Defender on his way

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

I understand Raul Albentosa is on his way to Derby and should sign a contract with the Rams later today.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A Matlock GP says plans to extend doctors' hours won't work unless more staff are taken on.

Find out more by listening to my

12:00 bulletin.

Have your say

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 find out what you think.

Fugitive robber arrested

A violent robber who absconded from an open prison in Suffolk

has been detained in Chesterfield.

Kyle Naylor
Suffolk Police

Kyle Naylor, 26, was serving an indeterminate sentence for robbery and wounding with intent when he went missing on Tuesday night.

1,000 new airport jobs

BBC Radio Derby

Managers at East Midlands Airport say they're recruiting more than 1,000 new staff because passengers are turning their backs on bigger airports.

East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport

The new jobs are across all areas of the airport, including check-in workers, shop staff and vacancies with freight carriers.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Waiting times at the Royal Derby Hospital's A&E department have improved slightly.

I'll bring you the details in my

11:00 bulletin.

Tesco under fire over lights

Derby Telegraph

Tesco says it will look into turning off the lights in a derelict building it owns after it was accused of wasting power

by leaving them on "for years".

Loyalty test

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Ahead of tomorrow's Derby v Nottingham Forest clash, I'm in Long Eaton to find out if supporters' loyalty extends to refusing to eat cup cakes decorated in the colours of their rival team.

Derby County and Nottingham Forest cakes

Find out how I got on by

visiting our Facebook page.

Missing man: Body found

Police searching for missing Chesterfield man Alistair Gosney

have found a body.

The discovery was made by officers in a field off Lower Alley in Calow at about 14:30 yesterday. Mr Gosney's car was found nearby.

A formal identification will take place later.

Final graduations

Today is the third and final day of graduation ceremonies at Derby Arena.

Graduation ceremony at Derby Arena
University of Derby

The University of Derby says about 10,000 students, staff and guests have attended the ceremonies.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

10:00 bulletin, police appeal for witnesses after a woman is hit by a car on Cromford Hill.