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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 11 March 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates are back from 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Our Local Live updates have now finished for the day. We will be back at 08:00 on Thursday.

Tonight: Dry but foggy

Anna Church

BBC Weather

The rain will clear by early evening to give

a dry but cloudy night with some patchy hill fog and lows of 7C (45F).

WEATHER
BBC

Albentosa debut 'baptism of fire'

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County first team coach Paul Simpson has described Raul Albentosa's Championship debut against Birmingham City on Saturday as a "baptism of fire".

Simpson said the Spaniard was not to blame for the Rams' late collapse and he was confident he would prove to be a good signing.

Infant school burgled

Burton Mail

Children at an infants' school have had their digital lessons cancelled after hooded thieves smashed through two windows and

stole £1,700 worth of equipment.

Special guest

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Today's show started with Lulu telling me about her 50 years in music.

Lulu
BBC

Listen to the full programme

here.

Building collapse fear

BBC Radio Derby

A corden has been set on a street in Alvaston after structural engineers issued concerns over a listed building.

Church Street
BBC

The thatched cottage, on Church Street, remains isolated and the road is closed.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, a cordon is set up in Alvaston following reports of concerns over a listed building.

Bomb hoax followed arrest

A 22-year-old man has been jailed

for staging a bomb hoax in Clay Cross in June 2013.

Bomb scare
BBC

Ben Inquieti had made the claim after police arrested him and another man on suspicion of stealing fuel from a van.

He was given six months for communicating false information about a bomb hoax, 12 months for possessing an imitation firearm and six months for breaching a suspended sentence.

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?

Thieves take slide

A slide has been stolen from a children's playground in Codnor.

Police said thieves used tools to cut the stainless steel slide from a play unit near Thomson Drive last month.

Video: Cricket school remembered

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

I've been

talking to former England bowler Devon Malcolm about his early days learning his trade at Derbyshire County Cricket Club's indoor school.

Devon Malcolm
BBC

The building is being demolished to make way for new parking facilities at the County Ground.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

New speed limits are being introduced on 40 roads in the Darley Abbey and Chester Green areas of Derby.

I'll bring you the details in my

16:00 bulletin.

Election event

Anyone considering standing as an MP for the High Peak constituency

can find out more about the process at a free event this evening.

The borough council will be giving out information to prospective candidates at the Pavilion Gardens at 18:30.

Man jailed for bomb hoax

A man who lied to police that his car had a bomb in it

has been jailed for two years.

Ben Inquieti
Derbyshire Police

A bomb disposal unit was called in and nearby homes were evacuated following Ben Inquieiti's false claim, in Clay Cross in June 2013.

Walker injured

Edale Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of a woman

who had fallen onto a rock and injured her hip at Mam Tor yesterday afternoon.

It was the team's 29th call-out of 2015.

Pre-school revamped

Long Eaton's St Laurence Pre-School building has been reopened following a £140,000 refurbishment.

St Laurence Pre-School
Erewash Borough Council

The building, on Broad Street, has been given new windows, ceilings, floors and its toilets have been upgraded.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

More than 350,000 people have now signed a petition calling for the BBC to "reinstate" the suspended Top Gear presenter, and ex-Repton school pupil Jeremy Clarkson.

You can hear more on this in my

14:00 news bulletin.

Number of Derbyshire Dales adulterers increases

Derbyshire Times

The number of

people having affairs in Matlock and the surrounding area has increased by almost a third - according to a dating website.

Illicit Encounters, a website set up especially for married people who want to have affairs, has revealedthe number of members it has who live in Matlock, Wirksworth and Darley Dale is currently 437 - an increase of 30 per cent from last year's figure of 304.

In comparison the number of members in Bakewell has decreased from 88 last year to 67 currently.

Toyota visited by minister

Skills minister Nick Boles has been meeting apprentices at Toyota's Burnaston plant today.

Nick Boles with Toyota apprentice Ashleigh
Nick Boles

The visit is part of a UK tour by the minister to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

Brewers borrow midfielder

BBC Sport

Burton Albion have

signed Birmingham City midfielder Callum Reilly on loan until the end of the season.

Callum Reilly
Getty Images

The 21-year-old has made over 50 appearances for Birmingham and is also a Republic of Ireland U21 international.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

New speed limits are being introduced on 40 roads in Darley Abbey and Chester Green.

You can hear more on this in my

14:00 news bulletin.

No Smoking Day

Derby Hospitals NHS Trust

tweets: Mandy Grogan, Matron for Community, at our stand supporting
@NoSmokingDay - Good luck to all those quitting today!

Mandy Grogan
Derby Hospitals NHS Trust

More 20mph streets

BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council's Martin Repton says 20mph speed limits could be brought in for other parts of the city after Chester Green and Darley Abbey.

He said: "This is pretty groundbreaking stuff for Derby so let's get it bedded in and then we'll look at the situation elsewhere."

Rams 'might have to go boring'

Derby County first team coach Paul Simpson says his players may need to apply a more pragmatic approach in the final 10 games of the season if they are to clinch promotion.

Paul Simpson
Getty Images

He said: "We have built our game and reputation on being an open and attacking side, but for the next 10 games we might just have to be a bit boring.

"We may have to shut up shop at times, maybe at 1-0 up, and manage the games more and slow it down."

New deal for Ariyibi

Chesterfield winger Gboly Ariyibi

says he is "delighted" to have signed a two-year contract extension with the club.

He said: "I've been patient and waited to get my chance and it looks like I've taken it, so I'm happy to push on from here."

Inquest opens after snowboarder death

Derbyshire Times

An inquest has been opened into the death of Chesterfield man Steven Rollett

who was found dead in the Alps after going missing during a snowboarding holiday.

Your photos

Tweet @bbcderby

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Sandie Nicholson for this wonderful photo showing lunchtime on Mam Tor yesterday.

Mam Tor
Sandie Nicholson

If you've taken any great shots of Derbyshire, email them to

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

Brewers interview

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

I'll be at the Pirelli Stadium this afternoon interviewing Burton Albion assistant manager David Oldfield.

Tweet me any questions you'd like me to put to him.

Getting cloudier

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

There's plenty of sunshine around but cloud is going to increase from the west through the day with

rain expected this afternoon.

MEL COLES
BBC

Return of the Lost King

Stuart Thomas

Head of BBC East Midlands

Just had it confirmed that our

Richard III programme, Return Of The Lost King, will be broadcast on BBC One East Midlands at 16:15 on Sunday 22 March.

Richard III
BBC

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

12:00 bulletin, a city councillor will be explaining why dozens of roads in Darley Abbey and Chester Green are to have their speed limits reduced to 20mph.

Grand National weekend

The Midlands Grand National is due to take place at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Saturday.

Racing at Uttoxeter
Alan Crowhurst

Event organisers said advance ticket sales were up 17% on last year with a crowd of about 16,000 racing fans expected.

Have your say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like

your feedback about this service.

Reds stadium switch

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Alfreton Town have announced they've bought the freehold to the Impact Arena from Amber Valley Borough Council.

Chairman Wayne Bradley says the move will "add very important security" for the club and make redeveloping the stadium easier.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

New speed limits are being introduced on 40 roads in Darley Abbey and Chester Green.

Sally Swinfen
BBC

You can hear more on this in my

11:00 bulletin.

Speed limit cut 'will improve safety'

BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council is introducing a 20mph speed limit on dozens of streets in Darley Abbey and Chester Green after seeing it improve road safety in other parts of the country.

Councillor Martin Repton said: "Where it's been introduced it's seen a 74% reduction in child pedestrian casualties in some areas."

Clarkson petition reaches 250,000

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Love him or loathe,

the suspension of ex-Repton pupil Jeremy Clarkson by the BBC after allegations that he punched a presenter has captured the public's attention.

Jeremy Clarkson
National Pictures

An

online petition calling for the BBC to "reinstate" Clarkson has been signed by more than 250,000 people.

For his part Mr Clarkson has been

joking on Twitter about films that could replace this Sunday's show.

Assault followed supermarket row

Witnesses are being sought after a woman was allegedly

assaulted by people she had accused of shoplifting.

Two females, aged 17 and 19, are being questioned about the incident, which happened at Morrisons in Derby's Meteor Centre yesterday afternoon.

Racist graffiti 'very sad'

Burton Mail

Changing rooms rooms in a South Derbyshire village

have been daubed in racist graffiti in an act of vandalism described as 'very sad' by a councillor.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

10:00 bulletin, new speed limits are being introduced on 40 roads in the Darley Abbey and Chester Green areas of Derby.