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  1. Updates for Tuesday 17 March 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates are back from 08:00 Wednesday

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By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

BBC Local Live will be back form 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Derbyshire.

Overnight forecast

Any showers will die out in the evening, and cloud breaks overnight will lead to some fairly widespread mist and fog.

Charlie Slater

The skies will clear and temperatures will fall and we may see some ice overnight too with lows of 2C (36F).

Derby v Middlesbrough

BBC Sport

Derby hope to welcome back midfielder George Thorne, (pictured) who will undergo a late fitness test on a thigh injury ahead of the game at the iPro Stadium tonight.

George Thorne

Midfielders Omar Mascarell (foot) and John Eustace (knee) are missing for the Rams, as are strikers Chris Martin and Darren Bent (both hamstring).

Chesterfield v Gillingham

BBC Sport

Chesterfield will be without striker Caolan Lavery after he was recalled by parent side Sheffield Wednesday.

Defender Drew Talbot has been recalled from a loan at Plymouth but midfielder Sam Morsy is suspended.

The woman who could have been Queen

Paul Bradshaw

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Raised at Hardwick Hall in the 1570s as a princess, Lady Arbella Stuart was at her home until her late twenties.

Lady Arbella

Her life was full of drama straight off the pages of a novel: disgraced at court, thwarted in love, and later, imprisonment and death in the Tower of London.

Yet little is known of this woman that could have been Queen of England, until now.

You can watch my piece on

BBC East Midlands Today at 18:30.

Burton v Southend

BBC Sport

Burton Albion's Florent Cuvelier (pictured) hopes to recover from a hamstring strain to make his home debut

tonight against Southend United.

Florent Cuvelier

Cuvelier scored as a substitute at Hartlepool but missed Saturday's win over Accrington, while Callum Reilly is also pushing for his full debut.

Dispersal orders

BBC Radio Derby

Police in Derby have used dispersal orders to control groups of Middlesbrough fans in the city ahead of tonight's match at the iPro stadium.

Police say there has been no serious incidents.

Four day snapshot

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

How will the weather shape up for the rest of the week? Here's Charlie Slater with the outlook

for the next four days.

Charlie Slater

Russell could make line-up

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Johnny Russell looks set to continue up front for Derby County this evening as they welcome Middlesbrough in a crucial Championship clash at the iPro Stadium.

Derby's Johnny Russell
Getty Images

Middlesbrough are joint-top of the table with Derby two points behind, though a victory for Derby could see them end the night back on top.

Read a full match preview looking ahead to tonight's game on BBC Sport.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby


the news at 16:00:

Police in Derby have used dispersal orders to control groups of Middlesborough Fans in the city ahead of tonight's match at the iPro stadium

Chesterfield fan denies disaster posts

Neil Heath

BBC News

A man has denied posting offensive remarks online relating to the Bradford City fire disaster.

Fire at Valley Parade and fans on the pitch
Getty Images

Chesterfield fan Mark Randall, 45, from Pleasley, near Mansfield, appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court earlier.

He was charged with racially or religiously aggravated disorderly behaviour under section 5 of the Public Order Act and given conditional bail.

An inquiry began after comments were posted on Facebook in December.

CCTV upgrade in Erewash

More than £240,000 has been spent on updating old CCTV systems and outdated monitors at Erewash Borough Council.

New cameras have been put up in Ilkeston and Long Eaton which the council says will help identify people more effectively.

Taxi driver assaulted

Derbyshire Police

tweets: Detectives try and trace two potential witnesses after a taxi driver is assaulted in #Derby.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

Our top story in the news at 15:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: A former leader of Derbyshire County Council has resigned from his role at the authority.

Conservative, Andrew Lewer was elected as an MEP for the East Midlands last year and had been criticised by other councillors for keeping his seat as a councillor for Ashbourne whilst serving in Brussels.

Bomb mistaken for a weight

Roads in Shardlow have reopened after bomb disposal experts were called to investigate a possible explosive device in someone's back garden.

Bomb disposal experts in Shardlow
derbyshire police

Police had started to evacuate houses but stopped after discovering it was a weight from inside a bomb and not dangerous.

Judges watched porn

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

A judge who worked in Derby is among four who were found to be viewing pornography on their work computers. Andrew Maw resigned before the end of the inquiry.

A person using a laptop

Three others have been sacked after it was found the pornography did not include images of children or any other illegal material, but the men's conduct had been "wholly unacceptable".

You can read more on this story on BBC News.

Rain clearing this afternoon

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will be largely dry but any showers we do see will be light.

As we go through this afternoon the cloud should thin to give us some sunshine. We'll see day time temperatures peak at about 9C (48F).

BBC Weather map

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the news at 14:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: A taxi driver's escaped unhurt after a crash in Sunny Hill in Derby which left the car on its roof.

Crash in Sunny Hill, Derbyshire
derbyshire police

Police had to close the road while the vehicle was moved.

Tragic story of Lady Arbella

Paul Bradshaw

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

As part of my Criminal Histories strand in which I explore lesser-known tales of crime and punishment from our region's history, my third film is based in Derbyshire and examines the tragic story of Lady Arbella Stuart.

Hardwick Hall

Four hundred years ago England's would-be queen lay dying in the Tower of London. Arbella Stuart was granddaughter to Bess of Hardwick, niece to Queen Mary of Scots and a strong contender to succeed Elizabeth I.

Six points clear of relegation

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Alfreton Town will look to extend their winning streak to four matches tonight as they face Lincoln City.

A win for Nicky Law's side would take them six points clear of the Conference relegation zone.

Weight from world war missile

Derbyshire Police

tweets: The EOD bomb disposal team have confirmed that the device found in Shardlow was a metal weight from a World War missile.

Houses being evacuated

Derbyshire Police

tweets: We are currently evacuating houses in Shardlow due to the discovery of a small device that could possibly be explosive.


Angelina Socci

BBC East Midlands Today

Coming up on BBC One: We'll have Paul Bradshaw's report from Hardwick Hall 400 years since the death of a princess.

Plus, we'll have the latest forecast from Charlie Slater.

Pensioner trapped in bath for 14 hours

Ashbourne News Telegraph

A pensioner spent 14 hours trapped in his bath after a fall - and would have been stuck for longer

if a charity had not rescued him.

Alrewas crash victim named

A man who died in a road traffic accident near Alrewas on Friday has been named by police.

Gregory Turner, 48, from Tamworth died after his blue Audi TT collided with a tree on Friday morning.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or helped at the scene is asked to dial 101.

Madsen talks about new signing

Derbyshire County Cricket

tweets: #DILSHAN: Wayne Madsen talking to @bbcemt's @ColinHazelden about the signing of Tillakaratne Dilshan #DilshanSigns

Madsen talks about new signing
derbyshire county cricket

Derbyshire roads will be gritted

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

All primary routes are being gritted across Derbyshire tonight, as temperatures are expected to go below zero.

Derbyshire County Council says its team will be out from 21:00 tonight.

You can read the latest weather forecast for the East Midlands on BBC Weather.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby


the news at 12:00:

More on former leader of Derbyshire County Council Andrew Lewer's decision to resign from his role on the authority.

'A gilded cage'

Paul Bradshaw

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

A stately home in Derbyshire is marking 400 years since the death of a princess who became known as "England's lost Queen".

Lady Arbella Stuart

Lady Arbella Stuart grew up at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire.

She was a strong contender to succeed Elizabeth I but the would-be queen was thwarted in her ambition for the throne. The drama of her life ended in prison at the Tower of London.

Watch my report on

BBC East Midlands Today at 13:40.

Man charged with burglary

via Facebook

Safer South Derbyshire Partnership posts: A man has been charged with three burglaries in Swadlincote.

Christopher Knight, 23, of no fixed abode, has been charged with burgling houses in Gregson Close and Coronation Street on March 13 and one in Lansdowne Road on March 8.

He is due to appear before magistrates in Derby on Monday, March 16th.

Who is Dilshan?

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derbyshire's new signing Tillakaratne Dilshan is a vastly experienced international with a host of records to his name.

He's played in 87 Tests for Sri Lanka, though his one-day and Twenty20 form is arguably more impressive.

Tillakaratne Dilshan
Getty Images

The 38-year-old averages nearly 40 in one-day internationals, and was a key member of the Sri Lanka team that won the 2014 World Twenty20.

He'll be available for up to four Twenty20 Blast and two County Championship matches in June before leaving for the Caribbean Premier League, in place of overseas

batsman Martin Guptill, himself currently impressive for New Zealand at the World Cup.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Coming up in

the news at 11:00: £15m is to be spent restoring Peatlands with much of the cash being spent in the Peak District.

Councillor 'not taken any allowances'

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

More on the former leader of Derbyshire County Council, Andrew Lewer who's announced he's to step down, triggering a by-election in his Ashbourne seat.

Former leader of Derbyshire County Council, Andrew Lewer
derbyshire county council

Andrew Lewer says his resignation was timed to ensure the by-election takes place at the same time as the general election on May 7th, saving taxpayers money.

Mr Lewer says since being elected to Brussels as a Conservative MEP, he's not taken any allowances as a councillor, but has kept up with residents' correspondence.

Dog re-homing centre opens

BBC Radio Derby

A dog kennels which was set-up four years has opened a dedicated dog rescue centre in the hope of re-homing dogs more quickly.

Last year

Crowfoot Kennels in Church Broughton saw 1100 abandoned dogs through its doors.

It's hoped that rather than having to wait for a space in a kennel elsewhere in the country, each dog can quickly find a new home within Derbyshire.

Rams 'wobble'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Ahead of tonight's crucial

Championship clash against Middlesbrough, first team coach Paul Simpson's admitted that Derby County are "having a bit of a wobble".

BBC Sport Championship table

Derby haven't won in four matches and have slipped to fourth, but a win tonight could still see them return to the top of the table.

Ellie Simmonds supports campaign for new £4m Derby pool

Derby Telegraph

Paralympic glory girl Ellie Simmonds is among a number of swimming stars supporting a

charity's bid to find a site to build a new pool and leisure venue in Derby.

Lonsdale Swimming and Sports Trust Ltd is searching for a 1.5-acre site in the west of Derby to build a new 25-metre, eight-lane pool to replace the ageing Lonsdale Pool on the former Mickleover campus of the University of Derby.