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  1. Updates for Monday 16 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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That's all from Local Live today. We're back at 08:00 on Tuesday with all the news, sport, weather and travel for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

Weather update

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Rain will clear away this evening and take the cloud with it, leaving a dry and clear night.

The winds will stay fairly light and the temperatures will be lower than previous nights.


It'll be a minimum of 1C (34F) in town centres, but a touch of frost is expected in rural areas.

Sponsor Sally

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

I'm taking part in the London Marathon, running 26.2 miles in April, to raise money for the

Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal.

Sally Pepper

Listen again to my show broadcast live from Greenwich in London and

find out how to sponsor me here.

Baby death accidental

Derby Telegraph

The death of a baby who suffocated during a house party was accidental,

an inquest has heard.

Eight-month-old Halima Saida Ali died on her parents' bed after she wriggled in her sleep and became trapped in a gap between the footboard and the mattress.

Gritting tonight

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Temperatures forecast to fall tonight so we're gritting all primary routes from 6pm

Children steal woman's bag

Derbyshire Police has released an appeal for information after a

woman had her bag stolen by children in Sinfin.

The woman felt someone pull at her handbag on Lynwood Road on Thursday.

She turned to see two boys, aged between eight and nine years old, running off with the bag towards The Chase.

Convicted burglar absconds

A man convicted of aggravated burglary and wounding with intent to commit GBH

has absconded from Sudbury prison in Derbyshire.

David Walker
Derbyshire Police

David Stephen Walker, who has links to Coventry, left the open prison on Sunday, Derbyshire Police said.

Shrovetide game now hours away

Ashbourne News Telegraph

The boards are going up and the leisure centre's main hall has been transformed into a venue that will soon be filled with 500 diners -

Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide is now hours away.

Strike date announced

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue

tweets: A 24 hour FBU strike has been announced for Wed 25 Feb, starting at 7am. #takeextracare

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the

17:00 bulletin, Green Party candidates in Derbyshire are financing their election campaigns using crowdfunding.

The scheme, which allows ordinary people to donate money, has seen £4,000 already raised for the Greens in Derbyshire.

Your pictures: Foggy Ladybower

Tweet @bbcderby

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

An eerily foggy Ladybower Reservoir is the subject of this great picture sent in by Keith Bown.

Ladybower Reservoir
Keith Bown

If you've been out and about getting photographs of Derbyshire,

send them to us at Local Live.

Rolls-Royce taskforce set up

The leader of Derby City Council will be chairing a taskforce to support

Rolls-Royce's plans to expand its Derby campus, the authority says.

A planning application was

lodged last month to redevelop the Wilmore Road site.

Rolls-Royce campus artist impression

Ranjit Banwait said: "We are keen to do all we can to protect jobs and boost our local economy."

Man downloaded 14,000 child sex images

Ilkeston Advertiser

An Ilkeston man

downloaded 14,000 indecent images of children, a court has heard.

Benjamin Mortley-Green was already on a sex offenders order for similar offences when he downloaded and shared the images and videos, Derby Crown Court heard on Monday.

Falling numbers of shoppers

BBC Radio Derby

Some retailers in Derby say it's a challenge to keep shoppers coming through the door.

Shops in Derby city centre
Trevor Raybould

Figures show falling customer numbers on the high street, with 18% fewer in November compared to 2013.

Derby City Council says this could be a result of online deals around Black Friday and online shopping.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the

news at 16:00, the shadow minister for welfare reform has warned families they could be spending thousands on the so-called spare room subsidy in the future.

While visiting Erewash earlier, Helen Goodman said more than 7,000 Derbyshire families were paying the subsidy at the moment - branded by Labour the bedroom tax.

Shrovetide bunting up

Gemma Ashcroft

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

I travelled to Ashbourne to see how preparations were coming along for Tuesday's Shrovetide Football game.

Ashbourne Shrovetide

Eight miles of bunting is being put up ready for the two-day game, which is believed to date back more than 1,000 years.

Backing for Colin's cancer appeal

East Midlands Today

Robbie Savage, Carl Froch and even Prime Minister David Cameron have given their support to

a skin cancer appeal, launched today by BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield.

David Cameron

See a video on the

BBC East Midlands Today Facebook page.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

15:00 bulletin, Severn Trent Water has said it's trying to finish its water main work in Derby ahead of schedule.

Abbey Street is closed for seven weeks while old water mains are replaced.

Glass attacker faces possible jail term

Matlock Mercury

An aggressive young woman who smashed a pint glass over a man's head during a dispute on a night out in Matlock

faces a possible jail sentence.

'No regrets' after FA Cup knockout

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Steve McClaren insists he has no regrets after his much-changed Derby County team were knocked out of the FA Cup by Reading on Saturday.

Steve McClaren
Getty Images


lost 2-1 at the iPro Stadium, with McClaren making seven changes from the side that had started at Bournemouth in the Championship earlier in the week.

Counterfeit vodka plant revealed

Belper News


plant for bottling counterfeit vodka was found in a raid on a lockup in Heanor, Derbyshire.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

14:00 bulletin: A woman has had her bag stolen as she got off a bus in Sinfin.

A52 accident

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

Traffic is stationary on the A52 between the Wyvern Way junction and Pentagon island because of an accident in Borrowash.

Your pictures: Chatsworth


Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This superb photograph of Chatsworth House was sent in by Brett Little.

Chatsworth House
Brett Little

If you'd like to see your pictures of Derbyshire featured here,

email us.

Honeymoon winner's 'moment of madness'

BBC Radio Derby

What possessed a woman to enter a raffle to join a complete stranger on what should have been his honeymoon?

John Whitbread
John Whitbread

Kelly Wood, who

won the chance to go to the Dominican Republic with 'Jilted' John Whitbread, told Radio Derby this morning it was "a moment of madness, some money going to charity, a nice chap and a cheap holiday".

She met John Whitbread for the first time at Manchester Airport this morning.

A50 accident

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

There is

severe disruption on the A50 westbound after an accident involving two lorries.

There is congestion between the B5640 junction for Long Eaton and the A6 junction.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

13:00 bulletin, BBC Radio Derby has launched the
Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal this morning, along with the Derby Telegraph and the
charity Sckin.

We're aiming to raise £45,000 to pay for 100 schools to become "sun safe".

Your pictures


via Facebook

Neil Wilson's wintry scene has the honour of being today's

BBC Radio Derby Facebook cover photo.

He took this picture of a robin at Elvaston Castle.

Robin, Elvaston Castle
Neil Wilson

Send us your pictures for the chance to take the top spot.

'Battleground East Midlands'

John Hess

Political editor, East Midlands

The East Midlands is looking like a key battleground for both Labour and the Conservatives at May's general election.

My latest blog post looks at the marginal seats scattered across our region.

Nigel Mills

One is Amber Valley, where Conservative Nigel Mills (pictured) is defending a majority of just 536 votes.

And in Chesterfield, Labour's Toby Perkins is trying to hold on to a similarly small majority.

Jilted John jets off

Ian Skye

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

The man who

tried to sell his ex-fiancee's honeymoon place on eBay spoke to me on this morning's Breakfast Show.

John Whitbread

John Whitbread, from near Burton, called me from Manchester Airport just half an hour after meeting Kelly Wood, who

won a raffle draw to join him on his holiday to the Dominican Republic, after he was jilted by his ex-fiancée.

He told me all he was hoping for was "lots of chat" because he hadn't taken his earphones.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

news at 12:00, two men arrested after a fatal accident in Tutbury yesterday morning were bailed overnight.

Two men were

killed in the crash on the A511 involving a lorry and a minibus.

Smoke canister attack on home

BBC Radio Derby

Four people have been arrested after a window of a Derby home was smashed and

a smoke canister thrown inside.

Derbyshire Police was called to Stepping Lane on Sunday at about 12.30 after witnesses said they had seen two men outside the house.

Three men, aged 20, 25 and 26, and a 29-year-old woman are being questioned.

Roadworks congestion

BBC Travel

BBC Travel


congestion on the A5194 London Road at the Bateman Street junction because of roadworks.

OAP mugged by children

Derby Telegraph

A pensioner was

mugged by two children who stole her handbag in Derby, police say.

The 80-year-old woman said the children were about eight or nine and targeted her after she got off a bus in Sinfin on Thursday at 17:45.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, four people are under arrest after a smoke canister was thrown through the window of a Derby house.

Police were called to an address on Stepping Lane at lunchtime on Sunday.

Shrovetide pics appeal

Ben Truslove

BBC News

It's the annual

Shrovetide football game in Ashbourne on Tuesday.

I'm on the hunt for your photographs of previous years' games for a story I'm writing for BBC News Online.

Up'ards and the Down'ards competing for the ball

Please send them to us via

Facebook or