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  1. Updates for Friday 6 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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That's all from Local Live this week. We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates.

Tonight's weather

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will stay dry with clear skies this evening, allowing for an early frost as temperatures drop quickly after dark.

Overnight, cloud will increase with a few spots of light rain or drizzle during the early hours of Saturday. The minimum temperature will be about 1C - but below freezing in rural areas.

On TV tonight

Dominic Heale


On tonight's

East Midlands Today from 18:30, hear more about how overnight cover will be provided by retained rather than full-time crews at Swadlincote fire station.

And see how a Derbyshire artist is creating art out of clothing labels.

Sheriff talks about Brewers' hopes

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

On tonight's Sport from 6 on

BBC Radio Derby: Burton Albion defender Shane Cansdell Sheriff tells us why the Brewers are in a better frame of mind in 2015.

More flyovers planned for Derby

BBC Radio Derby

As well as extra flyovers and underpasses being created at three roundabouts along the A38, additional flyovers are now also being proposed at the Pentagon island in Derby.

Deputy leader of Derby City Council Martin Rawson said the work, which could cost more than £10m, could take up to 10 years to be completed.

He said: "We have got to be looking well into the future in terms of predicting traffic flows and updating the infrastructure accordingly."

First week for new ambulance system

Rob Sissons

Correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

It is all about the golden hour with the new system to deal with emergency calls to the ambulance service.

The specialist paramedics now keep an eye on the most serious life-threatening calls from start to finish, which is hoped will ease the pressure on hospitals as they will know sooner about a patient's arrival.

At the end of the first week they have been involved in at least 50 cases.

A38 changes exhibition

James Roberson

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

I've been to see an exhibition today at the University of Derby which had a display of proposed changes to three junctions on the A38 in Derby.

A38 exhibition

The Highways Agency has put forward plans to create flyovers and underpasses at the Little Eaton, Markeaton and Kingsway roundabouts. The exhibition runs until 20:00 this evening.

New system for ambulance service

East Midlands Today

East Midlands Ambulance Service has introduced a new system for dealing with life threatening emergency calls.

East Midlands Ambulance Service

From this week community paramedics are now based in the control room to oversee major trauma cases from start to finish.

The aim is to get patients to hospital more quickly and send fewer resources to non-urgent cases.


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BBC News

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News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the

17:00 news bulletin: It is still unclear whether Derbyshire's chief fire officer, Sean Frayne,
will return to his job.

The fire authority met this morning to discuss his future and said it had lifted his suspension with immediate effect.

Fire service cover changed

Overnight cover at Swadlincote fire station will be provided by retained rather than full-time crews for a

six month trial.

Bosses at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue insist the move will not impact on safety and could in turn save £500,000 towards a £4.1m savings plan.

A50 lane closure

BBC Travel

BBC Travel


lane is closed on the A50 in Derbyshire between J5, for the A38 and J4, at the A516 Derby Road, because of a broken down vehicle.

Police are directing traffic.

Suspension lifted with immediate effect

Derbyshire's chief fire officer's suspension has been lifted after he was acquitted earlier this week of raping a woman,

BBC News Online reports.

Sean Frayne

Sean Frayne, of Fixby, Huddersfield, was suspended in 2013 following an allegation of rape against him, but it remains unclear whether he will now return to his post.

Positive news

Colin Bloomfield

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

The latest scans I've had show reductions in most of the brain and lung tumours and the small lesion on the liver has gone completely. It's a big, big relief.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

It's still not clear whether Derbyshire's chief fire officer Sean Frayne will return to his job, after his suspension was lifted by the fire authority this morning. Hear more in the

16:00 news bulletin.

Normanton traffic problems

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

A broken down bus is causing some traffic problems on Normanton Road in Derby this afternoon.

Check for updates


Fire chief's future discussed

BBC Radio Derby

Members of Derbyshire Fire Authority met this afternoon to discuss the future of chief fire officer Sean Frayne, who was

cleared of a rape charge this week.

A service spokeswoman said the management arrangements that had been in place since March last year would remain "to ensure the continued delivery of an effective emergency service" until the fire authority and Mr Frayne "agreed the next course of action".

Images released in robbery inquiry

Derbyshire police have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to about a

robbery at a Co-op store in Alvaston on 21 December.

Co-op robbery suspects
Derbyshire Police

The force said it had appealed for information at the time of the robbery but the images had now been released in the hope someone would recognise the men's clothing.

Weekend forecast

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

It will be dry and not quite as cold as recently this weekend in the East Midlands.

Here's the outlook.

Weekend weather

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the

15:00 bulletin: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue has lifted the suspension of chief fire officer Sean Frayne.

The 48-year-old was found not guilty of rape by a jury at Derby Crown Court on Wednesday morning.

Fire chief suspension lifted

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The suspension of Derbyshire's chief fire officer, Sean Frayne, has been lifted - although it's not clear whether he will return to his post.

Mr Frayne was suspended in 2013 following an allegation of rape against him. He was acquitted following a trial at Derby Crown Court on Wednesday.

Cycle route funding

Matlock Mercury

The Peak District is to

receive a slice of £2.7m of government funding for a new cycle route.

The £430,000 will be used to create a new short cycle link providing access from north west Matlock to the Monsal Trail.

Rams hope for another clean sheet

Derby County manager Steve McClaren has told

BBC Radio Derby Sport he thinks goals against rather than goals scored will settle the Championship promotion race, as his side aim to keep another clean sheet against Bolton tomorrow.

Defenders Jake Buxton and Raul Albentosa are both expected to be fit for the home fixture.

Wolf Hall author receives damehood

Derbyshire-born author Hilary Mantel

has been made a dame by the Prince of Wales.

Hilary Mantel
British Ceremonial Arts

Mantel won the Booker Prize in 2009 and 2012 for her Wolf Hall series.

Born in Glossop, she says she was inspired to become a writer following the end of her parents' marriage and personal illness.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin


The man accused of killing a Derbyshire student and his friend in Malaysia last year

has been told he will face a full trial.

Hear the latest on this story in my 14:00 news bulletin

on BBC Radio Derby.

Kedleston Hall winter conservation

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

I've been behind the scenes at Kedleston Hall to find out how things are kept in good condition over the winter months while it is closed to the public.

Kedleston Hall

Hear more just after


Campus bid support plea

A community group looking to take over a former college campus in Heanor has asked for help and advice on how to develop the site.

Heanor meeting

Organiser of a meeting on Thursday night,

Ella McManus, said: "If there is anyone who has experience of developing a space like this, it would be incredibly useful."

On the lunchtime news

Navtej Johal

BBC East Midlands Today

Coming up at 13:30 on BBC One: The latest on the case of a man

accused of killing Derbyshire student Neil Dalton.

And we go behind the scenes of East Midlands Ambulance Service's new trauma desk.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: A man has been taken to hospital with burns after a fire at a Derby home.

Crews were sent to Birchover Way, in Allestree, just after 4am to tackle a fire at the bungalow. An investigation will begin later.

Match flares warning

Derbyshire police football unit

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@dcfcofficial or
@DCFCPolice #bwfc

Damehood for Wolf Hall author Mantel

Author Hilary Mantel has been made a dame for her services to literature,

BBC News Online reports.

Hilary Mantel
Getty Images

The 62-year-old who was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, is best known for writing Wolf Hall - a trilogy of novels about the life of Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell.

Borneo killings accused to face trial

A man will stand trial in Malaysia next month accused of killing Derbyshire medical student Neil Dalton,

BBC News Online reports.

Floral tributes at the murder scene

Mr Dalton, 22, from Ambergate, and fellow Newcastle University student Aidan Brunger were found stabbed outside a bar in Borneo in August. It had been the final week of their six-week hospital placement there.

Derby HS2 station bid fails

Derby Telegraph

Derby City Council says a

bid to have an HS2 station in Derby has failed.

The authority said the the company behind the high-speed rail scheme was now looking at two options for the station - Breaston, Derbyshire and Toton, Nottinghamshire. A decision will be made in the summer.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Members of Derbyshire Fire Authority are meeting today to discuss the future of chief fire officer Sean Frayne, who was suspended from the fire service in 2013 after a rape allegation was made against him.

Mr Frayne was cleared of the charges following a trial at Derby Crown Court on Wednesday.

Derby actor not under Bafta pressure

Natalie Jamieson

Newsbeat entertainment reporter

Derby-born actor Jack O'Connell says there is

no pressure to win awards for his future projects.

Jack O'Connell at the LA premiere of Unbroken in December 2014

Mr O'Connell has been nominated for the Bafta Rising Star Award and will find out his fate on Sunday night.

Derby College hopes for developer

Derby College has told

BBC Radio Derby it is selling its Heanor campus after plans for a new digital studio centre at the building were scrapped because only 55 people applied to go.

A college representative said it now hoped to "find a buyer who is committed to developing the site in a way that protects the listed building status of the former grammar school and acts quickly to submit plans that are a catalyst for the regeneration of the town centre".

Your pictures: Icy Chatsworth


Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Lee Retallic has sent in this wintry scene from Chatsworth. It has been featured in a gallery of February weather pictures on the

East Midlands Today Facebook page.

Lee Retallic

If you've snapped any pretty scenes around Derby and Derbyshire this week, don't forget to

send them in to us.

College campus sale debated

About 80 people gathered at a meeting last night to talk about the sale of Derby College's Heanor campus, after plans for a digital studio college were scrapped,

BBC Radio Derby reports,

Organiser of the meeting Ella McManus says there is an idea to put a community bid together, but it would need full support from other residents.

Heanor meeting

She says: "The building is steeped in history and is very pivotal to the regeneration of Heanor itself. You could do so much with it to help Heanor."

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

11:00 news bulletin: A Malaysian high court judge has ordered a full trial into a man accused of killing a Derbyshire medical student.