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  1. Updates for Monday 9 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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

Weather update

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It's staying fine into the evening and it will be dry overnight with clear spells.

Temperatures will stay frost free in the town centres, but there may be a grass frost in rural areas with a low of 1C (34F).

University helps poorer graduates

A university is launching a scheme to help students from areas, including parts of Derbyshire, after they leave,

according to BBC News Online.

Sheffield University graduates celebrate

The University of Sheffield scheme involves paying the living costs of interns from poorer backgrounds.

Alfreton merchandise sells in Texas

Non-league, part-time Alfreton Town FC is successfully selling merchandise more than 7,500km away in the United States,

reports BBC News Online.

The new owners of Alfreton Town met fans of the Derbyshire club

The club was bought by two Texans who run Legend Football Partners, linking the Derbyshire team with the Fort Worth Vaqueros.

Hotel fire

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue

tweets: Tutbury & Burton crews have dealt with a bedroom fire at a hotel on High Street, Tutbury. They're currently ventilating smoke from the room.

Jack on taking Clooney to Rams

On the red carpet at Sunday's Baftas, Jack O'Connell played down reports

he's planning to take George Clooney to Pride Park to see a Derby County match.

Jack O'Connell
Getty Images

"You can't believe everything written in the media, nah I never said that, its up to him isn't it?" he said,

according to BBC Newsbeat.

"If he wants to come he can come, I'm not going to jump up his bottom for the opportunity."


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Rams' success with no swearing policy

BBC Sport

Derby County's success under Steve McClaren this season is partly down to a refusal to conform to the "potty-mouth" footballing stereotype, according to coach Paul Simpson.

Read more from BBC Sport Online


Paul Simpson (left) and Steve McClaren
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Burton congestion

BBC Travel reports

congestion on the A444 in both directions through Burton-on-Trent between the A511 and A5189 junctions.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

17:00 bulletin: A £1m Lowry painting belonging to the city of Derby should not be sold, according to the head of museums.

Houses Near a Mill has gone back on show at the city's museum and art gallery.

'Still a battle to be won'

BBC Radio Derby

Douglas Whitlam, president of Derby amateur swimming association, said he was pleased Moorways pool would remain open.

"We've already established a position - we'll just maintain it over the next 12 months plus, knowing there's still a battle to be won to maintain it [Moorways] beyond April 2016," he said.

Moorways swimming pool entrance

More than 4,500 people signed an

online petition to save Moorways.

A52 congestion

BBC Travel reports

queuing traffic on the A52 Eastgate at the Pentagon island.

A38 work images released

East Midlands Today

The Highways Agency has released images of how the A38 could look when flyovers and underpasses are added at the Kingsway, Markeaton and Little Eaton junctions in Derby.

A38 junction artist's impression
Highways Agency

Work is due to be finished by the end of the decade.


East Midlands Today's Facebook page for a video.

'Management restructure saved pool'

BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait said a management restructure has saved the authority £600m, allowing it to keep Moorways swimming pool open.

"It means we can use those savings for other priorities," he said. "I'm proud to say that through those savings we can keep the pool open."

Ranjit Banwait, Moorways

The Labour-run authority had planned to shut the pool in April and replace it with a 50m pool, to be built by 2018.

A52 cleared after crash

The A52 has reopened in both directions after a four-vehicle crash earlier.

BBC Travel is currently reporting

no road disruption anywhere in the county.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In my

16:00 bulletin: Moorways swimming pool in Derby will not close for another year.

The city council has just announced it has found the money to keep the site open.


Derby city councillor Baggy Shanker has

said on Twitter: "Breaking News - Council Leader has just announced Moorways Swimming Pool to stay open !!"

Jack's thanks after Bafta

Jack O'Connell

tweets after winning the Rising Star Award at
Sunday's Baftas: Ayup. To anyone kind enough to offer up that time to vote for this "Rising Star" award, honestly thankyou, heartfelt. Generously kind. Love

Lenihan's loan extended

BBC Sport

Burton Albion midfielder Darragh Lenihan has

extended his loan at the club until the middle of next month.

Darragh Lenihan

The Irishman was due to return to parent side Blackburn Rovers but will instead stay at the Pirelli until 14 March.

Dog brings in badger baby

Derby Telegraph

A newborn badger was

brought into a Derbyshire woman's kitchen by her Jack Russell.

It appeared to be dead at first but was "revived" by the warmth of the woman's hand. It is now doing well at a rescue centre.

Headlines on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In my

15:00 bulletin, a Derbyshire marina has won an award for its work to protect wildlife.

For the fourth year running Mercia Marina in Willington won a gold conservation award.

Puppies dumped in canal

Four Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies and their mother, who were found dumped in a box in the Erewash Canal, are being cared for at a rescue kennels.

Erewash Canal puppies
Broxtowe Borough Council

A passer-by found the pups last Tuesday as temperatures plummeted as low as -6C (32F).

The dogs have been taken to Babbington Hall, in Nottinghamshire, where they will be put up for adoption.

More O'Connell congratulations

Derby QUAD

tweets: Congrats to our patron Jack O'Connell for his #Baftas2015 Rising Star Award last night! #proudofderby

Owner of 'stolen' items sought

Police are

trying to trace the owners of a number of items, including a silver chain bracelet, discovered after a man was searched in Ripley last week.

Silver bracelet
Derbyshire Police

The items, believed to have been stolen, also include a set of keys with a cocktail key ring and a red Quick Silver tool box.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

14:00 bulletin, I'll have more on an armed robbery at a newsagents in Derby.

Gritting update

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Temps forecast to drop in parts of county tonight - mainly north and high zones. We're gritting primary routes in these areas from 6pm.

Attempted armed robbery

A man

demanded money from an Allenton newsagents armed with what appeared to be a firearm but fled empty handed, Derbyshire Police says.

The incident happened at Smart News at about 19:35 on Saturday.

Coming up on TV

Simon Ward

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

On BBC One at 13:30, a BBC investigation has discovered

increasing numbers of dangerous dogs in the region.

They include banned breeds, but also legal dogs that have attacked people.

A6 roadworks traffic

Roadworks on the A6 through Duffield are causing

slow traffic, reports BBC Travel.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In my

13:00 bulletin, there's been an attempted armed robbery at a Derby newsagents.

It happened at about 19:30 on Saturday at Smart News, in Allenton.

Free hate crime advice

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner

tweets: PCC funds Derbyshire Law Centre hate crime project offering free legal help to victims

Cathedral to close midweek

BBC News Online has more on the news that

Derby Cathedral is to close midweek for more than four months as it undergoes its first refurbishment for 40 years.

Derby Cathedral

The work is due to start in April.

Rugby club graffiti 'hate crime'

Graffiti sprayed at the Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club is being treated as a

hate crime, Derbyshire Police says.

The word Islam and a Star of David were sprayed on the playing area at the Dunston Road ground at some point between 22 January and 5 February.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 12:00, Derby Cathedral is to undergo a complete refurbishment between April and August.

It will be closed on weekdays and will reopen for weekend services.

'No serious injuries' in crash

BBC Radio Derby

No-one is thought to have been seriously injured in the four-vehicle crash on the A52, police have said.

The road has been closed while debris is removed from the carriageway.

Four-vehicle crash closes A52


A52 is closed in both directions at Brun Lane, Mackworth, because of an accident involving two cars and two lorries.

Police are at the scene directing traffic, reports BBC Travel.

City's support for Jack 'flattering'

BBC Radio Derby

After receiving the Rising Star Award at Sunday night's Baftas, actor Jack O'Connell said he'd had great support from people in Derby.

Jack O'Connell
Getty Images

"That's hugely flattering because that's where I cut my teeth," he told a press conference.

"Once upon a time that felt enormous, that city, huge, and now not so, so very humbling."

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the

11:00 bulletin, two men have robbed a mobile phone shop in Derby.

They entered the Carphone Warehouse on Ashbourne Road at about 17:00 on Sunday. One was holding an axe.

Boy finds 'suspected cannonball'

Derby Telegraph

A suspected cannonball found by a child in Sinfin

has been confirmed as a military device by bomb experts.