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  1. Updates for Friday 27 February 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back with more on Monday at 08:00.

Tonight: Breezy, cloudy and chilly

Anna Church

BBC Weather

We're expecting a dry and chilly evening followed by an increasingly cloudy and breezy night with outbreaks of patchy rain and lows of 3C (37F).

Sinfin assault: attempted murder charge

A man

has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was found with serious head injuries at a house in Sinfin yesterday.

Christopher Magee, 29, from Derby, was also charged with causing actual bodily harm and will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

Pet poisonings 'on the rise'

BBC Radio Derby

The PDSA in Derby says

the discovery of poisoned dog treats in Stanley Common this week is part of a wider problem.

The charity says it's seen an increasing number of reports of attempts to poison pets in the county in recent years.

Stadium charity event off

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

The Comic Relief zip wire event due to take place at the iPro Stadium tomorrow has been cancelled due to a lack of participants.

Derby County's iPro Stadium

Fuel fire causes concern


are monitoring the environmental impact of a fire in Grindleford that involved 4,000 litres of fuel oil.

Grindleford fire
Paul Reeves

Paul Reeves, from the Environment Agency, said: "My current concern is focused on the risk to groundwater and the potential impact to the drinking water borehole on site."

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

A 29-year-old man from Derby has been charged with attempted murder and causing actual bodily harm after an assualt in Sinfin yesterday morning.

You can hear more on this in my 17:00 bulletin

on BBC Radio Derby.


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Srihari Yarlagadda's photo of red skies over Chester Green is our latest Facebook cover photo.

Facebook cover photo
Srihari Yarlagadda

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No loan plans for Cook

Andy Giddings

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Chesterfield FC boss Paul Cook says he has no plans to add loan players to his squad because he's backing the players he already has.

Paul Cook

You can listen to my interview with him


Mid Derbyshire MP backs call for CPR training in schools

Derbyshire Times

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has joined the British Heart Foundation to deliver a petition calling for

life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation taught in schools.

The BHF is calling on the Government and education authorities to help create a Nation of Lifesavers and make CPR a mandatory part of secondary education.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In my

16:00 bulletin you can hear more on a Derby charity's concern about a recent rise in pet poisoning incidents.

Lane closed on motorway

BBC Travel

A car transporter has broken down on the M1 northbound,

causing delays between J28 and J29.

Savage caught speeding

Derby Telegraph

Former Derby County skipper Robbie Savage was caught driving his luxury hand-built Bentley at 99mph -

and was just 1mph away from getting banned.

Robbie Savage

Close vote on Mickleover homes

BBC Radio Derby

Plans to build more than 400 new homes in Mickleover were rejected by six votes to five at a council meeting last night.

The decision came after more than 140 residents registered their objections to the developments.

Young dog dumped outside shelter

The RSPCA is trying to find a new home for a young dog that was left outside its shelter in Derby with a backpack and a note.


Suki, a one-year-old crossbreed, is described as a "loving and affectionate girl"

who loves being around people.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

An animal rescue charity in Derby says poison-laced dog treats found in Erewash are part of an increasing trend.

Find out more in my

15:00 bulletin.

Rumour mill

BBC Sport


BBC Sport football gossip column features speculation former Derby County loanee Jordon Ibe could be about to sign a new big money deal at Liverpool.

Jordon Ibe
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Vehicles hit in police chase

A driver

hit ten other vehicles while trying to escape police in a stolen car in Amber Valley.

The Mercedes had been taken from its female owner in a Ripley car park on Monday afternoon.

Police eventually stopped the car in Swanwick and a 33-year-old man was charged with robbery and driving offences.

Burton crash

BBC Travel

An accident is partially blocking the A511 in both directions

at Trent Bridge in Burton.

Mixed-up weekend

BBC Weather

have shared this graphic summarising the coming weekend's changeable conditions.

Weekend weather grapphic

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin


Plans to build more than 400 homes on the edge of Mickleover have been turned down.

I'll bring you the details in my

14:00 bulletin.

Show cancelled after ladder fall

BBC Radio Derby

Derby's Shakespeare Theatre Company has had to cancel a show for the first time in 107 years after an actor fell off a ladder at home and broke his pelvis.

The group said it had improved impossible to find a replacement to take his role in the forthcoming production of Henry IV.

Donor plea after teen's death

Derbyshire Times

A coroner broke into tears during the inquest of a Hope Valley teenager as he made a heartfelt plea for people to donate organs.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

An animal rescue charity says poison-laced dog treats found in Erewash are part of an increasing trend in similar incidents.

More in the news at 13:00.

A50 reopens

Highways Agency

tweets: "A50 is now open westbound btwn #A518 and #A522 nr #Uttoxeter, following an earlier accident. Moderate delays remain."

Brewers 'are ready'

BBC Sport

Burton Albion's newly assembled squad is ready for the race for automatic promotion, says manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Getty Images

Burton Albion have defender Kelvin Maynard (hip) available and midfielder Matty Palmer is also back in training after a knee problem.

But the League Two leaders, who lost at Accrington in midweek, are without defender Stefan Maletic (hamstring).

More team news here.

Face behind the voice

Aleena Naylor

BBC Radio Derby presenter

I've just had an interview with a lovely gentleman for the Radio Times feature Face Behind The Voice.

It should be appearing in the magazine in the near future.

UKIP changes candidate

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

UKIP is switching its parliamentary candidate in Derby North from John Charlesworth to Tilly Ward.

In a statement issued by the party, Mr Charlesworth says he is "happy to stand aside" for the 34-year-old.

Old Bell to house Zest

Derby Telegraph

The owner of Derby's Old Bell Hotel has purchased one of the city's top independent restaurants -

and will move it into the historical venue.

Palmer set for comeback

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Matty Palmer could have a big part to play in the remaining 13 games of the League Two season.

Matty Palmer
Getty Images

The midfielder has missed the previous five matches since twisting his knee at York last month but could return to face Newport County tomorrow.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith


Planning councillors have rejected plans for hundreds of new homes in Mickleover.

You can hear more on this in my 11:00 news bulletin

on BBC Radio Derby.

Nappy run leads to prison

Burton Mail

A short drive across town to collect nappies has landed a Branston man

with a 22-week prison sentence.

Woman injured in Sinfin assault

Police found a 23-year-old woman

with serious head and facial injuries at a house in Sinfin yesterday morning.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm following the assault, on Bramblehedge Drive.

Crashes close A50

BBC Radio Derby

Investigations have begun into two separate crashes that have shut the A50 in both directions in Uttoxeter.

Insp Mark Churton, from Staffordshire Police, said: "We can't quite work out at this moment in time what's caused either accident."

Stay up to date with

the latest details here.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

10:00 bulletin, plans to build 400 new homes in Mickleover are turned down.

Special events planned for velodrome opening

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derby Arena is to hold

a series of special events after it opens to the public on 20 March, council bosses say.

Derby Arena

The new venue had been due to open in December but council bosses said they wanted to "get things right" before allowing people to use it.

Poppy artist's palace date

BBC Radio Derby

The Derby artist behind the Tower of London WW1 poppy installation admits this week's trip to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE took him out of his comfort zone.

Paul Cummins

Paul Cummins said: "I don't usually wear a suit at all, I'm horrendously messy. I even had to comb my hair.

"You have to walk in a certain way, put your feet on the braid of a gold carpet and not cross it."