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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 17 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Mild and dry

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

It will be a dry night but there will be more cloud developing and the breeze will pick up too.

It will be a milder night than last night with a minimum of 2C (36F).

Brewers sign striker

Burton Albion have signed striker Mickaël Antoine-Curier

on a contract until the end of the season.

Mickaël Antoine-Curier
Getty Images

The French-born Guadeloupean most recently played for Hamilton Academical, scoring eight goals this season in the Scottish Premier League before being released.

Rapper heading for Derbyshire

Snoop Dogg has been announced as the headline act of the 10th Y Not Festival in Pikehall.

Snoop Dogg
Getty Images

Festival organiser Simon Mawbey said: "He's a global icon and to be welcoming him to Derbyshire is pretty exciting."

Fugitive robber arrested

A violent robber who went on the run from Sudbury open prison more than a year ago

is back in custody, Derbyshire Police says.

Michael Ossai, 45, handed himself in at a police station in Bury after failing to return from temporary leave in January 2014 while serving a 16-year sentence.

Simpson's Millers warning

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County can leapfrog Bournemouth and Middlesbrough to the top of the Championship if they beat Rotherham tonight.

However, Rams first team coach Paul Simpson has warned the Millers have improved a lot since they lost 1-0 at the iPro Stadium on the opening day of the season.

Drivers bailed after death crash

The drivers of a minibus and lorry involved in a fatal crash in Tutbury

have been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Two Spanish workers in the minibus were killed when it was in collision with the lorry on Tutbury Road

on Sunday morning.

Police said a third man remained in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Day one of the annual Shrovetide Football match is under way in Ashbourne.

Shrovetide Football match
BBC

I'll bring you the latest in my

17:00 bulletin.

Cost of terror cover

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

South Derbyshire District Council has revised down how much it spends on terrorism insurance.

It says the correct amount is £7,839.25, rather than the original figure given of £26,299.74.

Feedback

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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your feedback about this service,

Determined to win

Matthew Barlow

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The Up'ards and Down'ards are displaying the usual determination and commitment the game of Royal Shrovetide Football has become known around the world for.

Shrovetide football
EPA

Can the Down'ards avenge last year's loss?

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

16:00 bulletin, Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin speaks about his admiration for Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football.

No return from Mars

BBC Radio Derby

Oakwood student Ryan MacDonald has made it through to the next round of an international competition to win a place

on a one-way mission to Mars next decade.

He said: "My family is quite supportive - I've never made any secret that I've really wanted to go into space since I was very young - but they weren't really expecting the one-way aspect."

Thousands more child porn pics found

Derby Telegraph

A paedophile who was previously jailed for having more than 100,000 indecent images of children hid a laptop, an iPad and an iPhone from police,

on which were 14,000 more illegal photographs.

Actor talks charity

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Derby actor Gwen Taylor has been in the city this morning to give support to breast cancer fundraising.

Gwen Taylor at charity event
BBC

She's had surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer herself. I'll be finding out more

at 15:15.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 15:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: The Royal Shrovetide game in Ashbourne has got underway.

Hear more on this story and others in the bulletin shortly.

Dogg day for Peak District

Derbyshire Times

A usually sleepy Peak District village

will be rocked to the core when a hip hop superstar takes to the stage at the county's premier music event.

Minister backs Shrovetide game

Matthew Barlow

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin is in Ashbourne for today's Royal Shrovetide Football game and he told me he hoped the event would continue for many years to come.

He said: "It would be a tragedy to see something like this go because it dates back to the 1700's, when it first started."

Shrovetide under way

Matthew Barlow

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The ball has been turned up by Mick Pepper to officially start this year's Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football.

Mick Pepper
Tim Mabon

Listen to

BBC Radio Derby for regular updates over the next few hours.

Send us your Shrovetide photos

Email derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Andy Savage for this shot of crowds gathering in the centre of Ashbourne ahead of the start of Tuesday's play.

Ashbourne Shrovetide crowd
Andy Savage

Send your Shrovetide Football pics to

derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us
@bbcderby.

Crash leads to delays

BBC Travel

A lane is closed

on the M1 northbound at J29 because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The start of this year's Royal Shrovetide Football is getting under way in Ashbourne.

I'll bring you the latest in my

14:00 bulletin.

Your photos: Foggy reservoir

Email derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Keith Bown for this marvellous pic of Ladybower Reservoir looking quite foggy at the weekend.

Ladybower Reservoir
Keith Bown

If you've taken any cracking photos of Derbyshire, send them to

derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us
@bbcderby.

Derby 'growing faster' than rival cities

BBC Radio Derby

Figures from RBS suggest Derby's economy was the strongest in the East Midlands in the last three months of 2014.

The economy here grew by 4.1%

according to the bank's regional growth tracker, almost double the growth rate of Nottingham and far faster than Leicester.

Shrovetide 2015: Pre-game lunch

Matthew Barlow

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Hundreds of people have been enjoying a meal at Ashbourne Leisure Centre ahead of today's Royal Shrovetide Football.

Shrovetide lunch
BBC

The first game will begin at 14:00 when local fundraiser Mick Pepper turns up the ball.

Game set to start

Ashbourne News Telegraph

Ashbourne has shut down, the pubs are filling up, more than 500 people are tucking in to a three-course meal at the leisure centre and

the countdown has begun to Shrovetide 2015.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

13:00 bulletin, Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin tells us he hopes Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football has a bright future.

Jack sends Shrovetide greetings

Derby actor Jack O'Connell

has tweeted to wish everyone at today's Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne a good day.

Boarded up Ashbourne shop
AP

Shrovetide time

Matthew Barlow

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The bunting is out and shops have been boarded up ahead of this year's Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football.

Ashbourne
Reuters

I'll be in the town all afternoon bringing you the latest from the famous event.

Shop staff threatened with knife

Burton Mail

A 21-year-old man has been charged with robbery, following incidents in three Burton convenience stores in which staff

were threatened with a knife.

Getting cloudier

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It's a mild day with highs of 8C (46F) but it will become increasingly cloudy from the late afternoon onwards.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

12:00 bulletin, a Burton man is due in court charged with three supermarket robberies.

Colin appeal handed cash

BBC Radio Derby

The

Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal has been handed £500 by the Rolls-Royce Bikers and Walkers Club.

Colin Bloomfield
BBC

The group is made up of about 200 people who have spent the past two decades raising money for good causes.

Delays on the A50

BBC Travel

An abnormal load is causing delays

on the A50 westbound near Doveridge.

Cash for asbestos charity

BBC Radio Derby

A Derbyshire charity is being given more than £100,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The money will be used by the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team to provide bereavement services to those who have lost family members or close friends to asbestos-related diseases

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, a Derby man talks about the prospect of being one of the first humans to stand on the face of Mars.

Festival welcomes US rap star

Snoop Dogg has been named as the headline act for

this year's Y Not Festival in Derbyshire.

Snoop Dogg
Getty Images

Basement Jaxx and Primal Scream will also appear at the three-day event, which starts in Pikehall on 31 July.

Shrovetide congestion warning

Derbyshire Dales District Council

tweets: Unless you're there for the #Shrovetide football, best advice is to steer clear of #Ashbourne today! Starts 2pm today & tomorrow

What councils pay for terror cover

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Our local councils are spending more than £280,000 a year insuring themselves against terror attacks.

Council terror insurance infographic
BBC