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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 2 March 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return at 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Today's Local Live updates have come to an end. We will be back with more from 08:00 tomorrow.

Tumbling temperatures

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

We could see a few wintry showers this evening and overnight.

Some stretches could be icy too with temperatures dropping to about -1C (30F) in rural areas.

Barker in action

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County's Shaun Barker played 45 minutes for Sheffield United's U21 side in their 2-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest earlier.

Read more about it here.

Car hits elderly pedestrian

An 84-year-old woman suffered serious injuries

when she was hit by a car in Derbyshire at the weekend.

It happened at about 18:30 on the A444 in Overseal. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Rams could need loan-strike cover

BBC Sport

Derby County are considering

signing another striker on loan as cover for injured duo Darren Bentand Chris Martin.

On-loan ex-England forward Bent (pictured) is expected to be out for up to a month with a hamstring tear sustained in Saturday's 2-0 loss at Fulham.

Darren bent
Getty Images

Fellow striker Chris Martin who has 16 Championship goals this season, also has a hamstring injury and is likely to be out for another two weeks.

Feedback

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

BBC Local Live brings news, sport, travel and weather together in one place.

What do you think of it?

News on the hour

Philip Churm

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

17:00 bulletin, Derbyshire chocolate firm Thorntons suffers a fall in both sales and profits.

Drugs law change

Dean Pepall

BBC Radio Derby presenter

New drug driving laws came into effect today - meaning police in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire will be out using 'drugalyser' kits.

Drug test kit
BBC

I'll be finding out more about how the tests work

at about 16:45.

Thorntons 'well positioned'

Jonathan Hart, chief executive of Derbyshire-based chocolate firm Thorntons, is remaining positive

despite a fall in sales and profits.

Thorntons shop front
Thorntons

He said: "We are well positioned to take advantage of an improvement in consumer spending."

Pre-tax profit fell 8.8% to £6.5m, with sales down 8.2% to £128.2m in the 28 weeks to 10 January.

News on the hour

Philip Churm

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

16:00 bulletin, we'll have more on Thorntons suffering a drop in profits and sales.

Barker's Blades opportunity

Derby County's Shaun Barker has been given permission

to play two U21 matches for Sheffield United.

Shaun Barker
BBC

The 32-year-old is recovering from a long-term knee injury but the Rams can only field three over-age players in U21 games - and those slots are needed for first team regulars returning from injury and fringe players.

Child abuse claims: Derbyshire man charged

A man from Ilkeston is among ten men charged by police investigating

child sexual exploitation in Rochdale.

David Law, 45, of Cotmanhay Road, is charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit rape.

Council deploys gritters

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Snow possible tonight so gritting secondary routes & primary routes this aft, then primary routes again from 2am
bit.ly/1vSTVbI

News on the hour

Philip Churm

Newsreader

Derbyshire chocolate firm Thorntons has reported a fall in both sales and profits, in what it described as a "disappointing" overall performance.

You can hear more on this

on BBC Radio Derby at 15:00.

Sunshine and scattered showers

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A bright afternoon but

some occasional showers this afternoon.

ANNA CHURCH
BBC

Scattered showers will continue, becoming increasingly wintry in places.

Bent injured

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County striker Darren Bent is facing up to four weeks out with a small hamstring tear.

Darren Bent
Getty Images

Rams first team coach Paul Simpson says the club are considering a loan but there isn't much available.

News on the hour

Philip Churm

Newsreader

The Derbyshire chocolate firm Thorntons has reported a fall

in both sales and profits.

You can hear more on this in my 14:00 bulletin

on BBC Radio Derby.

Drop in GP trainees

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A trainee GP from Swadlincote thinks more should be done to attract young doctors to general practice.

There's been a 30% reduction in people training to be GPs in Derby - reflecting a similar situation nationally.

Fatal crash man named

Derbyshire Times

An elderly pedestrian who died after a collision with a coach in Chesterfield

has been identified.

Thorntons' profits

The chief executive of Derbyshire-based Thorntons said "there is still much to do" to turn around the group's fortunes after it

reported a drop in sales and profits.

Chocolate
BBC

Jonathan Hart

tells investors it's a "mixed performance".

International sales rose by 19.9% to £5.4m in the first half of the company's financial year, but UK commercial sales melted away by 12.4% to £54.7m.

Rams interviews

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

I'm at Derby County's training ground where I'll be interviewing Steve McClaren and Ryan Shotton.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: Derbyshire chocolate firm Thorntons has reported a fall in both sales and profits for the half-year - in what it described as a "disappointing" overall performance.

Severe delays on M1

BBC Travel

A broken down vehicle has led to a lane being closed on the M1 southbound

between J29 and J28.

Sunday night river rescue

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Fire crews rescued a man

who had tumbled 50m into a river in New Mills last night.

River rescue
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters had to tread carefully on the slippery bank to pull the man to safety and help him into a waiting ambulance.

Midlands councils to team up

John Hess

Political editor, East Midlands

Significant new powers over transport, housing and the local economy are to be devolved to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire by the government.

It's the biggest shift in powers from Whitehall in generations, but the deal requires local councils to combine into one super authority. So what could it all mean?

Read more in my latest blog entry.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

12:00 bulletin, a Swadlincote GP says more should be done to encourage young doctors into General Practice.

Your photos: Ladybower sheep

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Keith Bown for this fabulous shot of blue skies and sheep at Ladybower Reservoir.

Sheep near Ladybower Reservoir
Keith Bown

If you've taken any great pics of Derbyshire, email them to locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us at

@bbcderby

Did your child get in?

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Parents can log in to see their child's secondary school place for Sep. 98.9% have one of their preferred schools
bit.ly/1vRVJld

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire chocolate firm Thorntons has reported a fall in both sales and profits for the half year in what it described as a "disappointing" overall performance.

Sally Swinfen
BBC

I'll bring you more on this in my

11:00 bulletin.

Stranger danger incident

Derbyshire Times

Police are appealing for information after a man

tried to lure a 11-year-old boy into a car in the Peak District.

Foolow land to be sold

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The Peak District National Park Authority is planning to sell an area of land it was forced to pay £650,000 for three years ago to prevent it becoming a static caravan site.

The land, in Foolow, was purchased by the authority in 2012 after it missed the word "touring" out of a planning consent notice and a private firm tried to buy it.

Now it plans to sell the land to recoup the cost - but wants to amend its conditions to make sure static caravans are precluded this time.

Pitchford champ after comeback

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Chesterfield's Liam Pitchford has retained his men's singles title at the English Senior National Table Tennis Championships.

Liam Pitchford
Getty Images

He was 3-0 down to Paul Drinkhall in the final but saved two championship points to storm back and take the title by four sets to three.

Breakdown leads to delays

BBC Travel

A broken down car is blocking a lane

on the M1 southbound between J30 and J29a.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

10:00 bulletin, Derbyshire chocolate firm Thorntons reports a fall in both sales and profits.

Man bit police officers

Burton Mail

A reveller who had to be sprayed with CS gas

after biting two police officers has narrowly escaped going straight to jail.

Chocolate firm's profits dip

Thorntons

has reported a fall in both sales and profits for the second half of 2014.

Thorntons shop
PA

The firm said supply problems at its new Derbyshire warehouse also affected its figures.

McClaren: 'We go again'

BBC Sport

Derby County head coach Steve McClaren is remaining positive despite

the 2-0 defeat to Fulham at the weekend.

Steve McClaren
Getty Images

"We'll have one or two more bad days at the office, I can guarantee that, but the key thing is we just shake it off and go again.

We've missed an opportunity, but there will be others and we have to make sure we take them."

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A Derby woman who's been campaigning for mobility scooter drivers to sit a proficiency test says more needs to be done to make them safer.

You can hear more on this

in my 09:00 bulletin.