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Summary

  1. Updates from Wednesday 18 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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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 Thursday.

Strong winds forecast

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will become increasingly cloudy and breezy through the night with rain arriving from the north west by dawn.

A minimum temperature of 5C (41F) is forecast and winds will potentially be very strong in the Peak District late this evening.

New striker 'a big boy'

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes new striker Mickael Antione-Curier will prove to be a "very important" signing.

Mickaël Antoine-Curier
Getty Images

He told the club's official site: "He is somebody who has got a lot of experience; he is a strong boy, a big boy."

Council leads Shrovetide clear-up

About three tonnes of rubbish was collected from the streets of Ashbourne this morning,

the district council says.

Shrovetide luncheon
Derbyshire Dales District Council

The authority also hosted the official Shrovetide Football luncheons at Ashbourne Leisure Centre on both days for the fifth year running.

Your photos: Mam Tor summit

Email derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Les Brown kindly sent us a selection of Derbyshire photos last night. This was one of my favourites, showing the summit of Mam Tor.

Mam Tor
Les Brown

Email or
tweet us if you've taken any pictures you'd like to share on Local Live.

Library plans revised

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Plans to transfer libraries in Staffordshire to volunteers have been scaled back.

The county council will still staff 20 of the 43 libraries but the rest will be run by volunteers or community groups to help save £1.3m over three years.

Funding for asbestos support team

Belper News

A project which offers bereavement support to people who have lost someone due to mesothelioma is among a number of schemes in the East Midlands

sharing half-a-million pounds in Big Lottery funding.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

17:00 news bulletin: Unemployment in Derby and Derbyshire has risen slightly in the last month - against the
national trend.

Job figures

East Midlands Today

Unemployment in the East Midlands fell to 115,000 between October and December - a drop of 17,000 on the previous quarter.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the

16:00 news bulletin: The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Derby and Derbyshire has risen - contrary to a national trend which shows unemployment falling.

Heading for promotion?

Derby County are back in the automatic promotion places

with 15 league games left to play. Here's who the Rams are facing in the next few weeks:

  • 21 Feb: Sheff Wed (H)
  • 24 Feb: Charlton (H)
  • 28 Feb: Fulham (A)
  • 3 Mar: Brighton (A)
  • 7 Mar: Birmingham (H)
  • 14 Mar: Norwich (A)

Arrests after police raids

Buxton Advertiser

Two people have been arrested after the

police carried out raids in the High Peak this morning.

McClaren rages at Rams' defence

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Derby County boss Steve McClaren says his side need to learn to cope better with pressure between now and the end of the season.

Steve McClaren
Getty Images

McClaren was furious with the Rams' defending in

last night's 3-3 draw at Rotherham United.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Derby and Derbyshire has risen slightly.

You can hear more on this in my

15:00 news bulletin.

Crash near roundabout

BBC Travel

The A38 Kingsway

is partially blocked at Markeaton Island following an accident involving two vehicles.

Game begins

BBC Radio Derby

Day two of Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football is now under way. You can watch live footage

on the Shrovetide 2015 website.

Arrests follow city raids

Police have arrested 11 people

following raids at four houses in Derby.

Cash and drugs were also seized during the searches yesterday.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the

14:00 news bulletin: Eleven people have been arrested and cash and drugs seized following police raids on four houses in Derby last night.

Rolls-Royce history to be celebrated

BBC Radio Derby

Derby's Silk Mill Museum is hosting a new exhibition celebrating 100 years of Rolls-Royce innovation.

The event will look back over the past century, from the Derby firm's first aero-engine, The Eagle, to the launch of its latest engine, the Trent XWB, which is due to enter service this year.

Attraction to reopen

Derbyshire's Calke Abbey will reopen on Saturday following its winter break.

Calke Abbey
Gillian Day/National Trust

However, the National Trust property's refurbished restaurant will not be open until next month.

Ready for more?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

It's almost time for

day two of Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football.

Royal Shrovetide Football
Getty Images

If you're watching (or playing),

email or
tweet us a photo. I'll feature the best on Local Live.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader

Several people have been arrested and cash and drugs seized following police raids on four houses in Derby last night.

I'll bring you the details in my 13:00 bulletin on

BBC Radio Derby.

Spireites lose again

BBC Sport

Two second-half goals from Scunthorpe United

condemned Chesterfield to their third consecutive defeat last night.

The reverse saw the Spireites slip to eighth in the League One table.

Shrovetide bad behaviour warning

Derby Telegraph

Spectators and players at Ashbourne's Shrovetide match are being asked to refrain from "stupid behaviour"

after a firecracker was let off shortly after the turn-up.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The former Derbyshire MP Matthew Parris was filmed inhaling skunk - a high-strength form of cannabis - for a TV documentary exploring the link between the class B drug and psychosis.

Find out more in the 12:00 news bulletin.

Rams fight back for point

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Derby County boss Steve McClaren says the point earned in

last night's 3-3 draw at Rotherham could prove to be one of the most important his team get this season.

Steve McClaren
Getty Images

Goals from Tom Ince and Darren Bent helped the Rams fight back from 3-1 down to earn a draw and rise to second in the table.

Ex-MP inhales skunk for documentary

BBC Radio Derby

Former West Derbyshire MP Matthew Parris has been filmed inhaling super-strength cannabis known as skunk.

Matthew Parris
BBC

He sampled the class B drug as part of an experiment for a new Channel 4 documentary which examines the link between the drug and psychosis.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

11:00 news bulletin: The former Derbyshire MP Matthew Parris was filmed inhaling skunk - a high-strength form of cannabis - for a TV documentary exploring the link between the class B drug and psychosis.

Have your say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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Down'ards hoping for comeback

Day two of Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football

will get under way at 14:00.

Down'ards supporters
Reuters

The Down'ards will be particularly keen to get going after seeing the Up'ards take the honours on the first day.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derby's assistant director of public health says people will continue to use drugs whether they're illegal or not.

Find out more in my

10:00 bulletin.

Tories in neighbourhood cash promise

BBC Radio Derby

The Conservatives say they will hand almost £100,000 to each of Derby's 17 wards if they win in May's local elections.

The current Labour administration hands out money based on the level of economic deprivation in each ward of the city.

Shrovetide Football through the years

As people in Ashbourne await the second day of Royal Shrovetide Football, BBC News

has been looking back at the famous game through the ages.

Brian Clough
PA

Among the famous moments mentioned is 1975, when guest of honour Brian Clough was carried through the streets to turn up the ball.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Former West Derbyshire MP Matthew Parris has been filmed inhaling "skunk" - a high-strength form of cannabis - for a new TV documentary exploring the link between the class B drug and psychosis.

I'll bring you more on this story in my

09:00 bulletin.

Advantage Up'ards

The Up'ards have won the first game at this year's Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne.

Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football
Getty Images

The ball

was goaled at Sturston at 19:53. Today's play is due to get under way at 14:00.