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  1. Updates for Friday 13 March 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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Local Live has now finished for today. We will be back with more updates at 08:00 on Monday.

Dry night

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will stay dry through the evening and overnight, but the cloud will increase and there will be an easterly wind developing too.

Sara Blizzard

A chilly night is forecast with a touch of frost possible in rural areas. Lows of 0C (32F).

Fine for mosque mask man

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A man who was seen wearing army combat clothing and a mask near a mosque in Derby has been fined.

Lee Stone, 39, from Derby, referred to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks and swore at officers when he was arrested on 12 January.

Stone, who represented himself at magistrates' court, admitted threatening behaviour, but denied swearing and was fined £73. He must also pay costs and a surcharge totalling £105.

Final day drama expected

BBC Sport

Brentford boss Mark Warburton says he thinks this year's Championship promotion race

will go down to the final day of the season.

Championhip front-runners
Gavin Bevis

Derby County are one of four sides level on 66 points at the top of the table - with 10 fixtures left to play.

Your photos


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Steve Fedun sent us this photo of a stone circle on Bamford Moor in the Peak District.

Bamford Moor
Steve Fedun

Email or
tweet us your finest photos of Derbyshire. I'll feature the best on Local Live.

Woman rescued after crash

BBC Radio Derby

Fire crews had to cut away the roof of a car to free a woman following a three-car crash in Derby this morning.

The woman was taken to hospital following the accident, on Uttoxeter New Road at about 10:30.

Council snaps up spy-cams

Burton Mail

Almost half a million pounds is set to be spent by East Staffordshire Borough Council

on CCTV cameras.

Artist's impressions

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a portrait of weather presenter Anna Church

from a Facebook gallery showing artistic renditions of the East Midlands Today team.

Anna Church

They were all done by members of The Society For All Artists.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A man who was spotted wearing army combat clothing and a mask near a mosque in Derby has been fined.

I'll bring you the details in my

17:00 bulletin.

Crash closes Snake Pass

BBC Travel

A two-car accident

has closed the A57 Snake Pass between Ladybower Reservoir and Glossop.

Increase in scarlet fever cases

BBC Radio Derby

The East Midlands has one of the highest rates of scarlet fever in the country, according to Public Health England.

There have been almost 6,000 cases reported since the season began in September - more than double the number seen in the same period last year.

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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

your feedback about this service.

Young Ram keen to get going

BBC Sport

Derby County teenager Rhys Sharpe said he was keen to impress on loan at Shrewsbury Town.

He said: "I don't expect to be put straight into the team but I'd like to think I'm going to get some game time, and it's down to me to get my place.

"I'd have travelled to the other side of the country to get an opportunity like this."

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

16:00 bulletin you can hear more about a rise in scarlet fever cases in the East Midlands.

Cricket: Guptill stars for NZ

Derbyshire's Martin Guptill

grabbed a century for New Zealand as they recorded their sixth successive win at the 2015 World Cup.

Martin Guptill
Getty Images

The Kiwis have already secured top spot in Pool A and will face either Pakistan, Ireland or West Indies in the quarter-finals.

Sheep killed by dog

A sheep was killed and two others injured

in a dog attack in Matlock.

The incident, in Stanton Lees on Wednesday, prompted police to remind owners to keep their pets on a lead during lambing season.

Burial ground 'will create jobs'

BBC Radio Derby

Seven hectares of land in Ockbrook that forms part of the Locko Estate is to be turned into a "natural burial ground" with space for 11,000 plots.

Locko Estate

The estate has been owned by the Drury-Lowe family since the 18th Century and its managing agent William Gagie says the move will help the site "diversify" from its farming income.

Heritage centre gets lottery cash

Wirksworth Heritage Centre

has been given £120,000 to help it move to a new venue.

Wirksworth Heritage Centre

The Heritage Lottery Fund cash will allow centre bosses to develop plans for the proposed move to St John's Street and prepare a bid for a further grant to fund the move.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

15:00 bulletin, I'll have more on vandals ruining a pair of football pitches in Cotmanhay.

Young Ram joins Shrews

BBC Sport

Derby County youth player Rhys Sharpe

has joined Shrewsbury Town on loan.

Rhys Sharpe

The Northern Ireland U21 defender will be with the League Two side until 14 April.

Children's nursery manager stole £28k

Derby Telegraph

A mother stole more than £28,000 from a children's nursery - where she was a manager -

to help her daughter who was going to be evicted.

Vandals ruin pitches

Two football pitches in Cotmanhay are out of action for the rest of the season

after someone drove a car over them.

Ruined pitches
Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council said the vandalism happened on on 6 March and have appealed for information.

Cold night prompts gritters

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: With temperatures forecast to fall tonight over high ground we'll be out this evening gritting primary routes in these areas.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

The East Midlands has one of the highest rates for scarlet fever, according to Public Health England.

Find out more in my

14:00 bulletin.

Firms punished after worker crushed

A Derby worker suffered a punctured lung when he was crushed by falling machinery at a plant in Lincolnshire.

Three companies have been fined after an investigation found safety failings were to blame for part of the conveyor system collapsing on to 49-year-old Michael Doyle in February 2013.

Appeal after fatal crash

Witnesses are being sought

after a teenager was killed in a car crash in Pinxton.

The 19-year-old died in hospital three days after crashing his Vauxhall Corsa on Pinxton Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Red Nose boss

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter Verity Cowley secretly snapped this picture of Stuart Thomas, head of BBC East Midlands, getting in the Red Nose Day spirit.

Stuart Thomas

Find out more about this year's appeal

on the official site, and send your Red Nose Day photo to

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: Eleven thousand burial plots are going to be created as part of a natural burial ground in Ockbrook.

Your pictures


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Our current

Facebook cover photo is this wonderful squirrel picture, sent in by Villager Jim.

Facebook cover photo
Facebook/Villager Jim

You can nominate your own impressive shots as future cover images by emailing them to

Bad driving in Baslow

More than 80 motorists were stopped during

a recent police crackdown in Baslow on unsafe driving and vehicles in a poor state.

Penalties and warning were issued to drivers using their phone at the wheel, not wearing a seatbelt and having faulty lights and tyre defects.

Big day for race fans

BBC Radio Derby

Final preparations are being made at Uttoxeter Racecourse ahead of the biggest day in its racing calendar.

A crowd of about 13,000 people is expected at tomorrow's Midlands Grand National.

Rain band

BBC Weather

has shared this photo of the band of rain and snow which moved across the country this morning.

Weather map

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A natural burial ground

is to be created on fields in Ockbrook which form part of the Locko estate.

In my

12:00 bulletin, estate manager William Gagie will tell us more about it.

City centre crash

BBC Travel

An accident has led to delays

on the A516 Uttoxeter New Road in Derby, between Great Northern Road and Uttoxeter Old Road.

Striker wants to stay

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion's loan striker Florent Cuvelier says his aim is to play in League One next season - with the Brewers.

Florent Cuvelier
Getty Images

The 22-year-old, on loan from Sheffield United, scored a late winner on his debut last weekend and is expected to shake off a hamstring injury in time to face Accrington Stanley tomorrow.

Green burials plan

You can read more about the natural burial site being created on green-belt land in Ockbrook


Locko estate

The eight-hectare site can accommodate 11,000 burials, marked by plaques, carvings, trees and flowers instead of headstones.

Skin cancer appeal hits £16k


Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal has raised £16,800 towards its £45,000 target.

The total does not include

Derby County's donation, which is expected to exceed £13,000.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen


A natural burial ground is to be created on part of the Locko estate in Ockbrook.

Find out more in my 11:00 bulletin

on BBC Radio Derby.


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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

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Presenter portraits

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Members of the Society for All Artists have produced a series of portraits of some of the East Midlands Today team.

Anne and Dom

I think they're pretty good. You can have a look at the full selection