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  1. Updates for Friday 23 January 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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Good evening

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

In the meantime, have a good weekend.

Tonight's weather

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Rain is possible tonight but this will clear later, as will the cloud, leaving a dry and cold night with lows of -2C (28F).

There is also a yellow "be aware" warning for ice in place for Derbyshire from 18:00 today until 10:00 tomorrow.

Derby County transfers

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Paul Coutts and Kieron Freeman have joined Sheffield United. Coutts for an undisclosed fee and Freeman on a free transfer.

Derby County v Chesterfield

BBC Sport

Take a look at

team news ahead of Derby County's fourth round FA Cup tie with Chesterfield at the iPro tomorrow afternoon.

The teams have been drawn together twice before in the cup, with the Rams going through on both occasions, once after a replay.

Peak District planning battle

John Hess

Political editor, East Midlands


latest blog post looks at the clash between government ministers and council leaders on changes to planning regulations and how they will affect residents in expensive housing areas.

Cassandra Hodgkinson

Trainee nurse Cassandra Hodgkinson, who rents a house in Belper, wants to return to Youlgreave in the Peak District where she grew up, but says property prices are too high and it is too difficult to find houses in the area to rent.


Sandish Shoker

BBC News

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Craig Ramage multi-tasking

via Facebook

Head to

Radio Derby's page to see a video of former Derby County midfielder Craig Ramage trying to keep up a ball while recording a trailer for the station.

Craig Ramage

Victim was 'epitome of life'

James Roberson

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Sandra Bainbridge (pictured) had returned home from a holiday in Turkey when she was stabbed repeatedly in the face, head and vagina by squatter Andrea Cutler in December 2013.

Sandra Bainbridge
family handout

After sentencing Cutler, Judge Gregory Dickinson, said to Ms Bainbridge's family: "She had been described by you as the epitome of life - a mother, grandmother, partner and friend - she's reflected in all of you."

Hear more on

BBC East Midlands Today from 18:30.

Woman detained for stab death

James Roberson

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

A woman has been detained indefinitely and given a hospital order under section 41 of the Mental Health Act after she admitted the manslaughter of a woman in Belper in December 2013.

Andrea Cutler
Derbyshire Police

Andrea Cutler (pictured), aged 39 and from Derby, had been squatting in a house when the owner 70-year-old Sandra Bainbridge returned home from a week's holiday and was stabbed to death by Cutler.

Judge Gregory Dickinson, said: "Clearly this defendant is very dangerous. Her mental illness contributed largely to this terrible crime."

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Five police stations and 53 other police buildings are to close in the next four years under plans to save money. Ashbourne, Bakewell, Dronfield, Killamarsh and Long Eaton's stations will close.

Overall police staff numbers will also be reduced.

Emergency volunteers wanted

via Facebook

South Derbyshire County Council is looking for people who are good in an emergency.

Volunteers are wanted to join a group of 80 other "calm individuals" in the county who are on hand to help residents in major incidents such as fires, floods, severe snow or gas leaks.

Chesterfield fans confident of win

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

I've been to Chesterfield wearing a Radio Derby jacket to ask fans their thoughts on tomorrow's FA Cup tie at the iPro Stadium.

One fan told me he was confident of a 2-1 win for Chesterfield, while another predicted the same score and said "we are going to smash them".

Listen to the live coverage tomorrow on

BBC Radio Derby from 14:00.

Travel updates

BBC Travel

There is currently heavy traffic on the A5111 at Spider Island and the A52 at Pentagon Island.

Keep up-to-date with traffic on the roads


Woman stabbed in Belper home

Derby Telegraph

A man has described in court today the moment he found his partner stabbed to death at her home in Short Row, Belper, reports

Derby Telegraph.

Sandra Bainbridge, 70, was killed after she returned from a week's holiday to find Andrea Cutler in her home. Cutler denied murder but has pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and is being sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

Coming up at

16:00: Five police stations in Derbyshire will close in the next four years.

The police commissioner's office has announced plans to shut Ashbourne, Bakewell, Dronfield, Killamarsh and Long Eaton. Another 53 police buildings, mainly houses, enquiry offices or offices, are to be closed and sold off.

Thief jailed for 'purse dips'

A Derby woman has been jailed for a string of "opportunistic" thefts from pensioners' handbags in Birmingham city centre.

Unemployed Tracie Slater, 37, has been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment for six thefts and a further offence of attempted theft.

Tracie Slater
West Midlands Police

Birmingham Crown Court heard how Slater stole purses and a tablet from women's handbags as they ate and drank in the Old Joint Stock and Briar Rose pubs as well as two further offences in Birmingham Art Museum,

said West Midlands Police.

Police budget plans to 'shrink force'

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, said the cuts imposed on them by the government

would impact on future police services and will "shrink" the force.

Alan Charles

He said: "Our financial position is managed very well, and in the past this has resulted in little noticeable impact on the quality of response our communities receive.

"But we simply cannot maintain this position forever and while some types of crime have fallen the reality is that digital and other types of modern crime are in all likelihood increasing."

Car Park Pete to be replaced with machine

via Facebook

This morning,

BBC Radio Derby spoke to Pete Carter, or Car Park Pete, an attendant at a car park off Full Street, who is being made redundant and being replaced by a ticket machine.

Judy Miles wrote on

Facebook: Unbelievable! Car Park Pete is being replaced by a machine. He is fantastic at his job, polite, nothing too much trouble. Has the public anyway to stop this decision, sure I am not alone in thinking this is an unbelievable move. So sorry Pete sure you are devastated. x

Police cuts announced in budget

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derbyshire police is expected to close police stations, enquiry offices and reduce the number of officers, following its budget announcement today.

From Ashbourne to Wirksworth, Alfreton to Wingerworth, police stations, enquiry offices and other police buildings are going to close. Ashbourne, Bakewell, Dronfield, Killamarsh and Long Eaton will lose their police stations, and the enquiry office at Derby's Assembly Rooms will shut.

Police budget cuts

Derbyshire police's budget cuts will be see several police stations and enquiry offices around the county closing.

Derbyshire Constabulary chief constable Mick Creedon said: "Most of the buildings that we are closing have few officers located within them and are not visited regularly by members of the public.

"This does not mean that the public won't be concerned about their closure but we have had to prioritise the people who deliver a policing service over the buildings that they operate from."

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Derbyshire Constabulary has announced it is closing 58 of its buildings, which will include police stations and enquiry offices.

The budget released today says there will also be a reduction in staff and less money available for several force departments.

Football: Derby midfielder trains with Burton

BBC Sport

Derby County attacking midfielder

Ivan Calero has been training with Burton Albion and could join them on loan.

Meanwhile, defender Shaun Barker has made a return to training after almost three years out with a knee injury.

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Derby Museums has taken 17 paintings showing the natural world and landscapes out of storage. The display will be a taster of what is to come in the new nature gallery which opens in Derby in March.

Derby Art Museum

Hear more on this on

BBC Radio Derby from 15:00.

Chesterfield burglary appeal

Two laptops, a television and three rings have been stolen in a burglary at a house in Swaddale Avenue, Chesterfield on Thursday, at some time between 08:30 and 18:00 GMT.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious or has been offered items for sale to come forward.

Man denies Ilkeston murder charges

A man from Ilkeston who has denied the murder of Paul Averill, 30, will go on trial in March,

BBC News Online reports.

Charlotte Street

Mr Averill, was found fatally stabbed at a flat in Charlotte Street, Ilkeston in September. A second man, 23, was treated in hospital for stab wounds. Santino Giovanni Genovese, 23, has pleaded not guilty to both offences.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

I'll have the 14:00 bulletin on

BBC Radio Derby.

Weekly figures show there has been an improvement in waiting time performance at A&E units across England. Targets say hospitals should be seeing and treating 95% of patients within four hours. Both Derby and Burton A&E departments have made the target.

Parents thank fundraisers for generosity

More than £6,500 has been raised by people in Derby to fly the ashes of 12-year-old Franchesca Pawson to Ecuador, where she grew up.

Franchesca died suddenly last week after contracting a rare infection and her parents Tim and Elsa told

BBC Radio Derby they wanted to go back to her favourite places.

The young girl's story was first featured in the

Derby Telegraph.

Coming up on the lunchtime news

Maurice Flynn

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

On today's

lunchtime bulletin: Derbyshire Dales District Council has warned parts of the Peak District could become ghost towns after the government changed planning rules which mean developers no longer need to provide affordable housing.

And Toyota's Derby factory produced more than 172,000 cars in 2014 as car production in the UK reached the highest it's been in seven years.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

At 13:00 we hear from our health correspondent Adam Brimelow as A&E units across England have made an improvement against the main waiting time target.

Listen live


Derby County v Chesterfield

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Chesterfield are expecting to bring 6,000 fans to the iPro tomorrow and they are in decent form in their league at the moment, so they will really fancy their chances.

After last Saturday's defeat this is a really good opportunity for the Rams to get a win under their belts and I think they are taking this seriously and will send out the big names.

Local teams in FA Cup tie

BBC Radio Derby

Derby County will welcome Chesterfield to the iPro Stadium tomorrow in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The two sides haven't met for more than 30 years and the Rams are assessing knocks to Craig Bryson and Johnny Russell ahead of the tie. Will Hughes is also expected to be fit to play.

Listen to our coverage

live from 14:00.

Man denies Ilkeston murder

Dave Wade

BBC News

A man has denied the murder of Paul Averill, 30, (pictured) who was found fatally stabbed inside a flat in Charlotte Street, Ilkeston in September.

Paul Averill

Santino Giovanni Genovese, 23, who lives in Charlotte Street, also denied the attempted murder of a second man.

Police found Mr Averill's body soon after they were called to an armed robbery at the nearby One Stop shop. They said the two incidents were not linked.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

A man has denied the murder of a 30-year-old man and the attempted murder of another person inside a flat in Charlotte Street, Ilkeston.

Santino Giovanni Genovese, 23, has pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing

Paul Averill, at Nottingham Crown Court this morning.

Hospital demolition cost 'reduced by recycling'

The demolition of derelict buildings on the old Derby Royal Infirmary site is expected to last eight months.

Project manager from the Derby Hospitals Trust Derrick Conway tells

BBC Radio Derby very little on the site will go to waste.

Derby Royal Infirmary

He said: "The cost of demolition is significantly reduced from the amount that can be recycled and 90% of all materials will be recycled in one form or another."

Boycott car park call

Derby Telegraph

Drivers are

threatening to boycott a Derby car park after its attendant was made redundant.

A&E waiting times improve

BBC Health

New figures released by the NHS shows A&E waiting times in England have

improved to their best level since November.

A&E waiting times

The target of hospitals seeing 95% of patients within four hours has been missed on a weekly basis since the start of October.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

11:00 news bulletin: New figures show waiting times in accident and emergency units in England have improved to their best level since November - but the target is still being missed.

In the first week of January, performance was lower than 87% - the worst it has been since weekly records began in 2010.

Ice warning for region

The Highways Agency

tweets: MetOffice Warning of Ice for East Midlands

'Revenge' stabbing for staff treatment

Ashbourne News Telegraph

Balaclava-clad Carlos Fernandes stabbed an Alton Towers manager twice in the leg

in revenge for the way he treated his staff, a court has heard.

'Car Park Pete' to be made redundant

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

An attendant who has looked after the car park off Full Street in Derby for 12 years says he will miss all his regular customers.

Car Park Pete

Pete Carter, or Car Park Pete as he is known, is set to be made redundant and replaced by a ticket machine. He told me leaving is going to make him "a bit sad" because he has made a lot of friends.