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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 26 February 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return at 08:00 Friday

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

BBC Local Live will be back from 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Derbyshire.

Cold night ahead

Sara Blizzard

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Dry overnight with clear spells, leading to a frost and

some icy stretches by Friday morning.

Sara Blizzard
BBC

Turning colder overnight with a low of 1 Deg C (34 F).

Museum tour

via Facebook

Erewash Borough Council posts: Four new history exhibitions have opened in community venues in the borough as part of Erewash Museum's popular Local Heritage, Local Lives programme.

The new exhibitions focus on Ancient Ancestors, Long Eaton during World War One, Sport at Stanton and Lace Connections

Read more online.

Inside the Commons

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Did you see the BBC Two series

Inside the Commons?

Labour MP for Bolsover Dennis Skinner
Getty Images

This week was the final part of the series. It was fascinating viewing taking a look behind the scenes of what MPs get up to and some of the traditions which still go on.

One of the MPs who features includes the Labour MP for Bolsover Dennis Skinner, who's well known for heckling during the State Opening of Parliament.

Street patrols

Street patrols have been stepped up in Stanley Common after

dog chews laced with rat poison were discovered in the Glendon Street area (pictured).

Glendon Street, Stanley Common
Google

Councillor Barbara Harrison from Erewash Borough Council says: "This is a very serious and very worrying incident and we are grateful to the member of public for taking immediate action so that we could remove the baits before any dog was affected."

Anyone with information is asked to

contact the council by email.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Derby's new Arena will open on the 20th of March. The city council made the announcement today. Hear more

in the news at 17:00.

Duos return key

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Head Coach Steve McClaren says the availability of Chris Martin and Johnny Russell (pictured L-R) for this weekend's trip to Fulham could be key.

Derby's Chris Martin and Johnny Russell
Getty Images

The Rams are in the middle of six games in 19 days.

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News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Derby's new Arena will open on 20 March. The multi-use velodrome was due to be ready back in December but was delayed.

For more on this story and others

join us from 16:00.

McClaren interview

Derby County

tweets: PRE-MATCH: Steve McClaren speaks to @Ed_DawesBeeb to conclude today's press meeting at the Training Centre

Steve McClaren speaks to Ed Dawes
derby county

Hear the interview in full on Friday

from 18:00 on BBC Radio Derby.

Chesterfield man stabbed cat nine times in drunken frenzy

Ilkeston Advertiser

A blood-spattered drunk who

stabbed his mother's cat nine times during a vicious attack in her kitchen has been banned from keeping animals.

Chesterfield magistrates' court heard this month how Damon Kruger, 43, of Gladstone Road, Chesterfield, had been carving chicken but as his mother's cat Toby tried to get at the meat he lashed out with a five-inch knife in a drunken frenzy.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Coming up in the

news bulletin at 15:00: BBC Radio Derby's sent a fruit basket to thank Nottingham Forest Manager Dougie Freedman.

Fruit basket
BBC

In the bulletin we'll hear from the greengrocer who tried to deliver it.

Bus hits 'elderly man'

An elderly man has died after being hit by a bus in Chesterfield yesterday.

Derbyshire Police says it's launched an investigation after a National Express single decker coach pulled out of the Chesterfield Coach Station onto Beetwell Street and hit the man as he crossed the road.

Food basket for Forest

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

BBC Radio Derby's sent a food basket to thank Nottingham Forest Manager Dougie Freedman.

Nottingham Forest and Derby County players
Getty Images

The Reds, traditionally the Rams rivals did their bit to aid Derby County's automatic promotion push last night

beating Bournemouth 2-1 at the City Ground.

The result means Cherries remain fourth in the table six points behind Derby who are top and five points clear of Ipswich in third.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Coming up in the news at 14:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: Dog walkers in Erewash are being warned to be on the look-out for poisoned chews which have been left in in the street in Stanley Common.

Food Stars

A Derbyshire firms is among 50 of the country's most promising food and drink entrepreneurs

being recognised by the government as Food Stars, for their contribution to the UK's growing economy.

Pudding on a plate
Buxton pudding company

Allan Hibbert owns Buxton Pudding Company says they started the company two years ago and now sell products across the country using their 100-year-old recipe.

The government initiative is part of a drive to "inspire entrepreneurial activity across the UK".

Council tax in Erewash likely to be frozen

Ilkeston Advertiser

Erewash Borough Council looks set to

freeze its share of council tax for the sixth year running.

Councillors at today's council executive are expected to agree that they will recommend the borough council's share of the tax should remain at the current level.

BBC One from 13:30

Angelina Socci

BBC East Midlands Today

Coming up on BBC One this lunch time: We'll have more on

dog owners being warned to be vigilant after dog chews deliberately baited with rat poison in Derbyshire.

Plus the latest forecast with Sara Blizzard. Join us for the latest this lunch time on BBC One from 13:30.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the

news at 13:00

Derbyshire Police is cutting down the size of it's dog unit with nearly a third of the handlers set to lose their jobs in the next couple of years.

Buxton Folk in May

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Buxton Opera House is hosting its first ever month of folk music in the town in May.

Buxton Opera House
BBC

It will feature some of the best artists from across the country as well as musicians from the High Peak.

I'll be speaking to some of the people involved on

BBC Radio Derby after 13:00.

Weather snapshot

Sara Blizzard

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will gradually get colder throughout the day because of a cold front which is coming in (pictured).

Sara Blizzard
BBC

The rain will clear throughout the afternoon.

For the latest forecast follow

@BBCWeather on Twitter. You can also watch today's forecast on
Facebook.

Dog chews tied to rat poison

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

More on BBC News about the

"deadly sandwiches" made of dog chews wrapped around rat poison have been found in Derbyshire.

The council says it's a "very serious and worrying incident". No dogs were harmed and Derbyshire Police has been informed, it says.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

Coming up in

the news at 12:00: A Derbyshire firm's among 50 of the country's most promising food and drink entrepreneurs being recognised by the government as Food Stars, for their contribution to the UK's economy.

Joseph Wright paintings

via Facebook

Visit Derby posts: Did you know you'll find the largest collection of Joseph Wright paintings on the globe at Derby Museums?;
http://ow.ly/JDDeg ‪#‎DerbyUK‬ ‪#‎art‬

Rat poison warning

Dog walkers in a village near Ilkeston are being warned to vigilant after dog chews were found laced with rat poison.

Dog chews laced with rat poison
Erewash borough council

Erewash Borough Council's says dog chews were found with rat poison inserted inbetween and sealed by elastic bands.

A spokeswoman says one was placed on the pavement and a second in a nearby passageway in Stanley Common.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 11:00 on

BBC Radio Derby we'll have more on Derbyshire Police following the announcement that the force is going to cut jobs within its dog unit.

Staff at Burton's Queens' Hospital still face high levels of abuse

Burton Mail

Staff working at Burton's Queen's Hospital and East Staffordshire Borough Council

still face high levels of assaults and verbal abuse while at work, new figures have revealed.

Staff at the Belvedere Road hospital site reported 53 incidences of physical abuse and 35 cases of verbal abuse last year.

On eight occasions, council employees at East Staffordshire Borough Council faced verbal abuse.

Bounce back from defeat

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes his team can bounce back and learn from

Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Accrington.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Getty Images

The Brewers unbeaten 13 game run came to an end, but they still top the table with the gap to 4th place nine points.

Hasselbaink says they have to work on being hesitant in the danger area.

Burton mural could be saved

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

A decision to remove a mural in Burton celebrating the town's history is being reconsidered after complaints by local resident.

The images capture brewers at work with tools on Union Street.

Burton mural
BBC

Valerie Burton from Burton's Civic Society says the 1980s mural would be greatly missed by people.

A spokesman for Magnet which owns the building says: "In light of recent public concern we intend to take a short period of time to consider our position on this matter, to explore ways that we can collaboratively celebrate the area's rich heritage."

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 10:00 on

BBC Radio Derby we'll have more on this story about Derbyshire Police.

A sergeant of the dog section hopes to provide a similar service despite the news that nearly a third of the handlers will be losing their job in the next couple of years.

Planning refused for more wind turbines

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Dales councillors have refused permission for a wind turbine development near Carsington Water.

The proposed Griffe Grange Wind Farm would have added five more to the seven already in or approved for the area.

Andy Tickle of the friends of the Peak District, which opposed the proposal, says it's unlikely to be the end of the matter.

Man dies after hit by car

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

A 43-year-old man's died after he was hit by a car in Derby city centre.

Police say they were called to the incident on Burton Road at about 21:45 on Tuesday.

Anyone who witnessed the incident near Charnwood Medical Centre involving a silver Vauxhall Astra is asked to call the police on 101.

Accident closes road

Godfrey Drive in Kirk Hallam is closed in both directions near the Oliver Road Junction due to an accident. Diversions are in operations.

BBC Travel map
BBC

Read about the latest delays on BBC Travel.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Our top story in the news at 09:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: Derbyshire Police is cutting down the size of its dog unit.

Shortly we'll hear from Simon Bulmer is the Sergeant overseeing the dog section.

Five point lead

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Nottingham Forest's 2-1 win over Bournemouth has secured Derby County's five point lead over the Championship play off places.

Sky Bet Championship Table
BBC

The Rams are top - two points ahead of Middlesbrough in 2nd with Ipswich in third.

The chasing pack have all played 33 matches with Derby's goal difference the best in the table.

See the Sky Bet Championship Table on BBC Sport.