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  1. Updates for Monday 26 January 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return from 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Alex Homer

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Updates have now finished for today.

BBC Local Live will be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Derbyshire

Cold night

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A dry night with clear spells this evening, allowing

temperatures to quickly fall close to freezing.


Cloud increasing through the latter part of the night will help temperatures to recover, but also bring a little drizzle to the Peak District by dawn. Lows of 4C (39F)

Guptill returns to Derbyshire

BBC Sport

Derbyshire have re-signed batsman Martin Guptill

as their overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season.

Martin Guptill
Getty Images

The 28-year-old New Zealander played for the club in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and will return for the opening six Championship matches and first three T20 Blast fixtures of next term.

Wild West in Derby

Chris Ellis

BBC News Online

BBC news online has been revisiting some of England's lost theme parks. Visitor Matthew Wells said one of the most memorable rides at Derby's old American Adventure theme park was the Nightmare Niagara log flume.

Wild West Show
Matthew Wells

Take a look back at some of England's other lost theme parks

here. What do you remember about the American Adventure?
Email us.

Questions unanswered

BBC Radio Derby

Just over 24 hours before

Sandra Bainbridge was killed by squatter Andrea Cutler in Belper, Derek Joyner had been with Sandra for what he called an "idyllic holiday" in Turkey, where this picture was taken with them both.

Sandra Bainbridge and Derek Joyner
Unknown (holiday photo)

He said: "The people responsible for Andrea and her medication did everything in their power to make sure she [was] administered drugs, and it was her refusal to take the drugs which would have stopped her from being a violent person. "

Thorne to make comeback for Rams U21s

BBC Sport

Derby County midfielder

George Thorne is set to play his first game in six months when he features for the Rams' Under-21 side against Stoke tomorrow.

George Thorne

The 22-year-old joined the club in the summer following a loan spell last season but damaged knee ligaments during pre-season in July.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

More on the trial of Derbyshire's chief fire officer - accused of raping a woman seven years ago. Sean Frayne denies the charge.

Hear more details

in the news at 17:00


BBC Local Live brings you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place.

Tell us what you think.

Extended regional TV news

From tonight the BBC is doubling the amount of time for the regional news in its late evening bulletin.


The East Midlands Today bulletin which follows the BBC News at Ten will be extended to 15 minutes, Monday to Thursday, and will run until after the general election in May.

BBC Young voter panel

If you are aged between 18 and 24, and eligible to vote in May's General Election,

the BBC wants to hear from you.

BBC generation 2015 project

BBC Politics is building Generation 2015, a UK-wide group of young voters who will take part in local and national BBC programmes in the run up to the General Election in May.

You could find yourself on the One Show, Radio 1 Newsbeat, or Newsnight - in fact, anywhere across BBC output where the Election is being discussed.

Read more online now.

Facing his partner's killer

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News

A squatter who stabbed a grandmother to death when she returned home from holiday

has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Mentally ill Andrea Cutler (pictured) claimed to be a neighbour of her victim Sandra Bainbridge but her partner Derek Joyner said he knew something was "really, drastically wrong".

Andrea Cutler
Police mugshot

She was charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The trial is underway of Derbyshire's chief fire officer - accused of raping a woman 7 years ago. Sean Frayne denies the charge.

Hear more details in

the news at 16:00

Alleged rape victim's account

Rachael Gilchrist

Reporting from Derby Crown Court

A woman's told a court how Derbyshire's chief fire officer raped her in a pub seven years ago. Sean Frayne, aged 48, denies the allegation.

Sean Frayne

A recorded interview with the alleged victim was played to the jury where she described how she tried to stop Frayne as he raped her in an Etwall pub.

The trial continues.

PM supports town’s £2.5m care facility

Matlock Mercury

Prime Minister

David Cameron has come out in support of replacing Heanor memorial Hospital with a new £2.5m care unit.

The asbestos-riddled hospital is set to be demolished this year and a new facility will take its place - with many of the same services on offer.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A woman has told a court how Derbyshire's chief fire officer raped her in a pub as his wife sat nearby.

We will have more on the case

from 15:00. Sean Frayne denies the allegation.

Council backs smoking drive

Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire County Council leaders have signed up to the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control as part of work

to protect residents from the harm caused by smoking.

Stolen drugs warning

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Prescription drugs have been stolen from a Chesterfield pharmacy, prompting

a police warning about the dangers of taking them.

Among the medications stolen was Clonazepam - used to stop the effects of epileptic fits which Derbyshire Constabulary warned could be "particularly dangerous if used incorrectly".

The theft happened from Lloyds Pharmacy, Wardgate Way, at about 03:30 on 23 January.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A pedestrian has been hit by a van outside the Blue Peter pub in Alvaston.

More on this in

our 14:00 bulletin.

Coming up this afternoon

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Comedian and actor Rob Brydon will be telling me about the launch of this year's Comic Relief appeal.

And I'll be chatting to a Derby actor whose voice has been used for one of the characters in the new Shaun the Sheep movie. Join me for

today's programme.

Coming up on TV

Angelina Socci

BBC East Midlands Today

Politicians in the East Midlands are coming together today for a joint campaign for what they call "fair funding."

Councillors in Derbyshire are among those claiming they're losing out to more affluent areas. The government says its delivered a fair settlement throughout the country.

Join us for more on this in the

East Midlands Today on BBC One at 13:30.

Rolls-Royce engines

Rolls-Royce's MTU business, which makes large diesel engines, has
won a £75m order for freight locomotive engines for South African trains.


The 20-cylinder engines (pictured) kick out 3,300 kilowatts of power.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The jury has been sworn in for the trial of Derbyshire's chief fire officer - accused of raping a woman 7 years ago. Sean Frayne denies the charge.

Hear more details in the

news at 13:00

'Like a horror movie'

BBC Radio Derby

Derek Joyner was trying to separate himself from mentally ill squatter Andrea Cutler, who was on the other side of the door with an eight-inch blade, having stabbed Sandra Bainbridge

73 times at her Belper home.

He described the experience was "like a horror movie".

Fire chief denies rape

Rachael Gilchrist

News Editor, BBC Radio Derby

I'm at Derby Crown Court today where Derbyshire's chief fire officer is standing trial accused of raping a woman seven years ago.

Sean Frayne denies raping the woman in Etwall, Derby, between 30 November 2006 and 1 January 2007.

Sean Frayne

The 48 year old has been suspended from his role. A jury has been sworn in and are listening to the prosecution's opening statement.

Repeat roadworks fears

Ashbourne News Telegraph

Ashbourne commuters are likely to face long delays again when two major traffic islands, which caused misery for many last year because of roadworks, are likely

to be dug up again.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Police are appealing for witnesses after

a man was assaulted in Alfreton on Saturday night. He was walking from High Street onto Rogers Lane between midnight and 01:00.

He received a fractured cheekbone, cuts and bruises and his teeth were also damaged. More on this story in

our 12:00 headlines.

Late equaliser helped Burton

BBC Sport

Substitute Adam McGurk scored

a late equaliser for promotion-chasing Burton to deny York a first win in four games.

Snow warning

The Met Office

tweets that it has a yellow warning for snow in Derbyshire for later this week, valid from 09:00 on Wednesday until 23:55 on Thursday.

Higher ground could see 3-6cm in Northern England, according to current forecasts.

'Jilted John': Raffle winner was 'overjoyed'

Ian Skye

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

"She was overjoyed, screaming. It was nice to think that finally all the hard work has got somewhere"

That was "Jilted John" speaking to me earlier, after he

raffled off his ex-fiancée's honeymoon place and called the winner to let her know.

John Whitbread

Two bidders previously failed to pay the winning sum following eBay auctions for the £1,800 trip to the Dominican Republic.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

At 11:00 a Derbyshire man tells us how different things might have been if the mentally ill woman who stabbed his partner to death, had taken her medication.

Listen live


Your memories


Chris Ellis

BBC News Online

Did you ever visit Derby's Britannia Park, or you might have known it by its second moniker The American Adventure?

American Adventure Theme Park
Glen Fairweather

Opened in 1985 and known for its signature rollercoaster The Missile, the attraction also boasted other white-knuckle rides including the Runaway Train and Skycoaster.

BBC News is looking back at

England's lost theme parks.
Email us with your memories.

Derby County hero Roger Davies 'may never be same again' after crash

Derby Telegraph

Former Derby County star Roger Davies says he does not know if he will ever return to full fitness

after a car crash nearly cost him his life.

The 64-year-old was involved in a collision in November which closed the A516 in Burnaston for four-and-a-half hours.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Local people are being encouraged to give their views to the Highways Agency on plans which would see flyovers or underpasses built at three roundabouts on the A38 in Derby.

The plans for Markeaton, Little Eaton and Kingsway Islands will be on show over the next few weeks.

More on this in

our 10:00 news.

Police outposts to close

Dave Wade

BBC News Online

Derbyshire Police is to

close 58 police buildings, including stations and offices, in its latest round of cuts.

Derbyshire Police headquarters

The number of officers will be reduced by 64 over the next year with more reductions in 2016 and 2017.

Police and crime commissioner Alan Charles warned that some types of crime will "in all likelihood" increase.

Authority bid branded 'shambles'

Buxton Advertiser

High Peak Conservatives have branded Labour's organisational skills as

"completely shambolic" after set-backs in talks over Derbyshire's home-rule bid.

Ex-Ram robbed

Derby Telegraph

A former Derby County player has been robbed of his mobile phone in Derby.

Nigel Callaghan led out the sides for a benefit match in 2010 as part of his fight against bowel cancer

Ex-winger Nigel Callaghan took to social media to report how

three youths with their faces covered by scarves grabbed the phone off him on Saturday night.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A Derbyshire man has been talking about the moment he confronted a mentally ill woman who had stabbed his partner to death.

We will hear how he found a stranger upstairs in her Belper home in

our 09:00 bulletin.