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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 16 March 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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Today's updates have now finished. The service will begin again at 08:00 on Tuesday.

Mild and dry

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

Some light spotty rain will be around this evening and overnight, but many places will stay dry and the cloud will come and go too.

Temperatures will again not fall too far with lows of 2C (36F).

Talbot brought back

Chesterfield

have recalled full-back Drew Talbot from his loan spell at Plymouth Argyle.

Drew Talbot
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The 28-year-old was loaned to the League Two side to regain fitness after a long spell out with a groin injury but is now ready to compete for a first team place with the Spireites.

Couple rescued from fire

BBC Radio Derby

Dean Gazzard, from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, said this morning's fire in Cromford clearly demonstrated the importance of having smoke detectors in full working order.

He said: "Fortunately this couple had working smoke detectors in the property which alerted them to the fire and saved their lives."

Striker exits

Chesterfield loan striker Caolan Lavery

has been recalled by his parent club Sheffield Wednesday.

Lavery had been due to stay with the Spireites until the end of the season, but the South Yorkshire club needed him back to cover injury.

Cricket: Falcons conclude tour

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derbyshire's pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi ended in defeat as the Falcons lost to Middlesex in a Twenty20 friendly match.

Derbyshire's Alex Hughes
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Alex Hughes (pictured) impressed again, scoring 30 runs and then taking three wickets, as Derbyshire fell 38 runs short.

Shopkeeper attacked by woman

A woman

assaulted a shopkeeper and spat in his face after being asked to stop causing trouble in his store.

Police say the attack took place on Friday afternoon at the Nisa shop on Market Street in Swadlincote.

Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, fire officers say smoke detectors helped to save the life of a Derbyshire couple this morning.

MP wants tougher litter fines

BBC Radio Derby

Derby North MP Chris Williamson has backed calls for stiffer fines for people who drop litter.

Chris Williamson
BBC

He said: "It's incredibly depressing. I hope it's only a minority of people who indulge in it.

"Sometimes it's wilful but for a lot of people I just think it's thoughtless."

Defenders earn praise

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has described his Burton Albion defence as being "like a rock".

The Brewers recorded another clean sheet at home to Accrington Stanley

on Saturday to maintain their place at the summit of League Two.

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

A couple from Cromford had their lives saved by a smoke alarm this morning.

Hear more on this in my

16:00 bulletin.

Duo in Scotland squad

BBC Sport

Derby County's Craig Forsyth and Johnny Russell (pictured)

have been called up to the Scotland squad for games against Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

Johnny Russell
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Injured striker Chris Martin was not included in Gordon Strachan's 26-man squad.

Pair saved from fire

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Two people have been rescued from a fire at a three-storey building on Cromford Market Place.

The fire service says nobody was injured in the blaze, which started shortly before 01:00.

Concern over uni pitch plan

Kristina Thornton

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The University of Derby said its proposed artificial pitch on Kedleston Road would be less intrusive than the natural pitches currently there and it would be working with residents to make sure they are happy.

Derby City Council said it had received objections from two residents, but it would be requesting additional information before deciding whether to grant planning permission.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader

A Derbyshire man says he wouldn't be alive if it weren't for smoke alarms in his home.

Find out more in my 15:00 bulletin

on BBC Radio Derby.

Clouds here to stay

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

Staying mainly cloudy throughout the afternoon with only limited brightness and light winds leading to highs of 8C (46F).

Views sought on travel discount switch

Derbyshire County Council is planning a shake-up of its travel discount scheme for young people.

Now

it wants to know what people think of the changes, which include reducing the level of discount from a third off to 25% off.

Rams donate to presenter appeal

Derby County have donated £14,000 from ticket sales

to the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal.

Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal
BBC

Last week the club and director Mel Morris pledged £10 from every ticket it sold for Saturday's game at Norwich to the fund, which aims to raise £45,000 for skin cancer awareness.

Thorne fitness race

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County first team coach Paul Simpson says they are hopeful George Thorne will be fit to face Middlesbrough at the iPro Stadium tomorrow night.

Paul Simpson
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Chris Martin and Darren Bent remain sidelined - although it's possible Bent could return for the Wolves game on Friday.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

The body of a missing man's been found in Derby.

Listen live for more details in

the news at 14:00

Farmer ponders swan mystery

East Midlands Today

South Derbyshire farmer Ray Shaw says he was puzzled why dozens of swans have been turning up at his farm in Hatton at the same time of year for the past two decades.

Ray Shaw
BBC

He said: "The only thing I can think of is there's a pond at the top of this field and a big lake on the other side of the main road.

"They like pecking at the green grass. It's nice and fresh so I think they enjoy it."

Man found dead

BBC Radio Derby

The body of a missing man has been found in Oakwood.

He was reported missing earlier today and was found at 07:30 by police on land off Bishop's Drive.

Family members have been informed and a formal identification will take place shortly.

Wanted: Your photos

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Stephen Elliott's stunning shot of Stanage Edge is our latest

Facebook cover photo.

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Facebook/Stephen Eliott

Nominate one of your own pics as a future cover pic by emailing it to

derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

A Derbyshire man says he wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for smoke alarms in his home.

You can hear more on this in my

13:00 bulletin.

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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your feedback about this service.

M1 accident

BBC Travel

An accident has led to delays on the M1 southbound

between J29 and J28.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

12:00 bulletin, I'll bring you more on this morning's fire in Cromford.

Starbucks incident pic appeal

Police want to trace this man

they believe may have witnessed a "suspicious incident" at Starbucks on Little Eaton roundabout last month.

CCTV image
BBC

The man was approached by two teenage girls who asked to borrow his mobile phone at about 21:00 on 23 February.

If it's you or you know him, call Derbyshire Police on 101.

WW1 poppies boost tourism

BBC Radio Derby

A Derby artist's World War One poppies installation at the Tower of London

contributed to a 6% increase in people going inside the attraction last year.

WW1 poppies
Getty Images

An estimated five million people went to see the vivid display, called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, before it was removed in November.

New police recruits

Derbyshire Police has officially welcomed 16 new constables at a ceremony in Ripley.

Police
Derbyshire Police

The new recruits include a former soldier, an ex-car insurance worker and two bankers.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A Derbyshire man says he wouldn't be alive if it weren't for smoke alarms in his home.

You can hear more on this story in my

11:00 bulletin.

Listen: Jamie Hanson interview

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Jamie Hanson's debut at Norwich was hailed as "terrific" by Rams boss Steve McClaren.

But how did the 19-year-old midfielder rate his own performance?

Listen to our interview with him here.

'Smoke alarms saved our lives'

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A man who was rescued from a fire at his house in Cromford Market Place this morning says he and his wife owe their lives to their smoke alarms.

Doug Robins said: "The fire alarms worked and that's really what saved our lives. Otherwise I wouldn't be stood here doing this interview right now."

MP: 'New litter laws needed'

Lucy Vladev

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Derby North MP Chris Williamson has backed calls for stiffer fines and new laws to tackle the increasing problem of fast food waste and fly tipping.

Litter
Getty Images

The Labour MP is part of the Communities and Local Government select committee, which has labelled Britain "litter-ridden" and wants fast food companies to be responsible for cleaning the area around their outlets.

Swan mystery

East Midlands Today

A farmer in South Derbyshire has been trying to work out why dozens of swans have been descending on his land at this time of year for the past two decades.

Swans
BBC

Ray Shaw says the birds usually stay at Hoon Hall Farm in Hatton for about a fortnight but he has no idea why.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

10:00 bulletin, a Derbyshire man who was rescued from a fire says smoke alarms saved his life.

Pitch plan 'threatens cottage's beauty'

Kristina Thornton

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Kevin Gillott, who lives in Kedleston Road's historic Toll Bar Cottage is unhappy at the University of Derby's plans to build artificial pitches and floodlights nearby.

Kevin Gillott
BBC

He said: "It's a beautiful cottage and it doesn't really need to be dwarfed by 15ft lighting."