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  1. Updates for Thursday 12 February 2015
  2. More from 08:00 on Friday

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

Crown Derby ornaments stolen

Derbyshire Police have

released a picture of one of a number of Crown Derby ornaments which were stolen in a burglary in Littleover last month.

Crown Derby badger
Derbyshire Police

It happened on 20 January in Briarwood Way.

Driver jailed for killing woman

Buxton Advertiser

A motorist, who killed a mother-of-two when he dangerously overtook on the A515 at Flagg in thick fog and his Jaguar smashed into her oncoming car,

has been jailed.

Sentencing Philip Jupp, 56, to two years and eight months, Judge Jonathan Gosling said Wendy Slater, of Monyash, had died because of his "aggressive and thoughtless actions".

Weather update

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It's

staying cloudy this evening and overnight and the winds will pick up too.

Most areas will stay dry but there will be some showers pushing in fairly quickly through tomorrow morning.

Generally frost free with isolated pockets of grass frost. Lows of 1C (34F).

A38 problems

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

There's

congestion on the A38 northbound between the Watchorn Island in Alfreton and South Normanton because of earlier problems on the M1.

Nurseries director 'delighted'

Director of Associated Nurseries Sandra Shephard said she was "delighted" that Ofsted had reinstated licences of the company's three nurseries and thanked parents for their patience.

"We are also happy to meet and talk with parents to discuss any concerns they might have," she said.

Nurseries pose 'no risk of harm'

Associated Nurseries has said that Ofsted confirmed to them it is "satisfied that there was now no risk of harm to children" after its three nurseries have been allowed to re-open from Friday.

Ofsted, however, has released a statement simply saying: "These three nurseries can open now that we have lifted the suspension."

Little Acorns Nursery in Derby and Chuckle Bunnies day nurseries in Swadlincote and Burton-upon-Trent were

due to be closed for six weeks.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

In the

17:00 bulletin, three local nurseries which were closed by Ofsted two days ago, are set to re-open tomorrow.

The education watchdog had said Little Acorns Day Nursery in Derby, and Chuckle Bunnies in Burton and Swadlincote

would be closed for at least six weeks. Now, it's decided to lift the suspension on the sites.

Nurseries suspensions lifted

Two nurseries in Derbyshire and one in East Staffordshire which were

closed by inspectors earlier can re-open tomorrow, the company that runs them said.

Little Acorns Nursery in Derby and Chuckle Bunnies day nurseries in Swadlincote and Burton-upon-Trent, have all had their suspensions lifted, Ofsted confirmed.

Chuckle Bunnies in Swadlincote
Google Maps

Director of Associated Nurseries, Sandra Shephard, said: "We would like to stress that at no time has there been any suggestion of a criminal investigation."

£8m set aside for pay dispute

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derby City Council's pay review has gone on for 11 years and still hasn't been resolved.

Some £4m had already been put to one side to deal with claims for more money from staff, but the latest assessment is that's about half of what is needed.

The council says an extra £4m is required in order for it to comply with equal pay legislation.

Taxi fare dodger jailed

Burton Mail

A Newhall woman who dodged an £8 taxi fare has been

jailed for five weeks.

Nicole Williamson, 28, also admitted stealing items from Sainsbury's in Newhall at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court.

Area's unemployment success

Unemployment is falling fast in Burton and South Derbyshire, according to Henry Murray from Jobcentre Plus.

Henry Murray
EPA

Nearby Tamworth has seen the biggest fall in unemployment in the UK, and average wages have shot up by 16%.

BBC Business has more.

M1 congestion

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

Queuing traffic on the M1 southbound between junction 29 for Chesterfield and junction 28 for Alfreton because of an earlier accident.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

In the

news at 16:00, Derby City Council has almost doubled the amount of money it's set aside to deal with a long-running pay dispute.

A total of £8m has now been set aside to ensure its staff are paid fairly.

Thorne to return

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Steve McClaren has revealed George Thorne, who has been recovering from a serious knee injury, will start or be on the bench against Reading this weekend.

And Kwame Thomas and Alefe Santos have

returned to Derby after their one-month loans at Notts County ended.

'Serious pollution' avoided

Kristina Thornton

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The Environment Agency had said the quick action of a local resident averted serious pollution at Chaddesden Brook.

Chaddesden Brook
Environment Agency

Jim Edwards called the agency's incident hotline, which a spokesman said prevented a huge amount of slurry entering the River Derwent.

Tests showed that high concentrations of ammonia were present which would have been toxic to fish.

The agency says the landowner is taking remedial action to prevent it happening again.

Relief over workman's toilet

Derby Telegraph

A relieved businessman has thanked the Derby Telegraph for his success in having a

workmen's toilet and kitchen moved away from the front of his conference centre.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

In my

15:00 bulletin, George Osborne has announced £5.2bn of investment in road and rail projects in the Midlands.

Speaking at Bombardier in Derby, he said the move is part of plans to create 300,000 new jobs in the region over the next five years.

A38 congestion

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

There's

queuing traffic on the A38 northbound between the B600 junction and M1 junction 28 at Alfreton.

Four-lane M1 'this year'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Chancellor George Osborne said work would begin later this year on expanding the M1 through the East Midlands to four lanes, as well as widening the M5 between Birmingham and Worcester.

He said he is asking Network Rail to "look at the case" for electrifying Birmingham's rail links with Bristol and Derby.

George Osborne and David Cameron in Derby
BBC

The plans are part of a £5.2bn planned transport investment he announced alongside the Prime Minister in Derby.

Twitter row over pool

A Twitter spat has broken out between the campaign group set up to save a Derby swimming pool from closure and the leading Labour group on the city council.

Moorways Twitter spat
Twitter

The Labour group announced on Monday it had

found the money to keep Moorways swimming pool open for another year. It had previously said the pool
would be closed in April.

On Twitter earlier, Labour accused the Save Moorways Pool group of making a violent threat. The group denied it was a real threat.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

In the

news at 14:00, police want more information on a large amount of Royal Crown Derby ornaments, which were
taken from a house in Littleover.

300,000 jobs boost

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

George Osborne has said the plan to invest £5.2bn in transport infrastructure in the Midlands could create 300,000 new jobs in the region by 2020.

George Osborne
BBC

The plans include electrification of the rail line between Derby and Birmingham and widening the M1.

"This isn't a vague commitment. We are allocating specific sums to road and rail projects here in the Midlands," he said.

Moped crash teen injured

Derby Telegraph

A teenager has been taken to hospital after the moped he was riding was

in collision with a car in Derby.

The accident between the car and the silver Honda SCU 100 happened in Osmaston Park Road at 10:55, a police spokesman said.

Road and rail investment announced

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Chancellor George Osborne has announced £5.2bn investment in road and rail projects in the Midlands, including electrification of the rail line between Derby and Birmingham and widening of the M1.

George Osborne in Derby
BBC

Mr Osborne said the plan amounted to "the biggest investment in transport infrastructure here in the Midlands in modern history".

He said he was asking Network Rail to "look at the case" for electrifying Birmingham's rail links with Bristol and Derby and that work would begin later this year on expanding the M1 in the region to four lanes.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

In the

13:00 bulletin: How the quick actions of a local resident prevented serious pollution at Chaddesden Brook.

M1 driver clocked at 110mph

A driver was clocked at more than double the speed limit on the M1 in Derbyshire, figures have revealed.

A speed of 110mph was recorded at Tibshelf in 2014 - through the 50mph roadworks zone.

speeding
PA

The figures have come from Freedom of Information requests by the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Burglar absconds

A convicted burglar who was serving part of his sentence at Sudbury prison has absconded.

David Shrimpton
Derbyshire Police

David Phillip Shrimpton was jailed at Warwick Crown Court in December 2013 for five years and two months.

The 30-year-old, who has links to the Erdington and Kingstanding areas of Birmingham, absconded on Wednesday, Derbyshire Police said.

M1 disruption cleared

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

Earlier disruption on the M1 between junctions 28 and 29

has cleared.

Weather update

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

Another cloudy day, mostly dry but could drizzle at times.

Light winds and feeling cold with highs of 4C (39F). Winds picking up overnight with showers ahead of rain tomorrow.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

12:00 bulletin, Chancellor George Osbourne has announced £5.2bn of investment in road and rail projects in the Midlands.

Speaking at Bombardier in Derby, he said he was asking Network Rail to "look at the case" for electrifying Birmingham's rail links with Derby.

Kids' club break-in

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Money for competition prizes and charities has been stolen after a

break in at a children's after school club in Borrowash.

Some of the £300 had been raised by one of the children at the White House Kids Club in support of a five-year-old boy with a heart defect and Down's syndrome.

Borrowash kids club
BBC

Listen again to my report on

BBC Radio Derby's Breakfast Show.

Thorntons recall chocolates

Matlock Mercury

Thorntons are

recalling a batch of their Praline Melts due to the presence of nuts, which are not declared on the label.

PM: Bombardier 'Boris-proof'

Rob Watts

Reporter, BBC 5 Live

David Cameron and George Osborne at Bombardier. They said the Midlands should be the "engine of growth".

Cameron said Bombardier is now "Boris-proof" (after losing Thameslink but winning Crossrail projects in London).

'Worm Burglar' jailed

BBC News Online has

CCTV footage of a man nicknamed the "Worm Burglar" raiding a pub.

The worm burglar
Greater Manchester Police

Leigh Cassidy, of Gorton, Greater Manchester, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after committing nine burglaries at pubs including in Derbyshire.

The 47-year-old gained his nickname after he crawled on his front in an effort to avoid alarm sensors, Greater Manchester Police said.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, customers of a department store in Derby have broadly welcomed a new charge for carrier bags.

Bennett's of Irongate has started charging 5p ahead of new laws making it compulsory.

Your pictures: Carsington Water

via Facebook

Today's cover picture on the

BBC Radio Derby Facebook page is this superb picture of birds on the shore of Carsington Water, taken by Nick Allen.

Carsington Water
Nick Allen

Send us your photos via

email,
Facebook or
Twitter.

PM in Derby

David Cameron

tweets: At @BombardierR_UK in Derby to launch our #LongTermEconomicPlan for the Midlands with @George_Osborne.

Moped fire spread to house

Derbyshire Times

Firefighters

extinguished a moped fire which spread to a nearby house.

Probe at 'grooming risk' school

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC Local Live

An investigation is under way at the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby, where Ofsted said pupils were placed at risk of "potential grooming and child sexual exploitation".

Cheryll Ford
BBC

An

Ofsted report said principal Cheryll Ford, principal of the Royal School for the Deaf Derby, had failed to respond to concerns her staff had raised.

She has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.