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  1. Updates for Monday 30 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 now finished. We'll bring you more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Stormy night

BBC Weather


A very wet and windy night is expected with the potential for wintry showers on higher ground. Lows of 7C (45F).


Forecaster Sara Blizzard warns there could be gusts of up to 60mph, meaning a risk of localised damage from these winds and minor disruption to travel.

Council con warning

Con artists have been calling people in Derbyshire to try to obtain their personal and financial details by pretending to be the county council asking about recent accidents they've had.

The real county council has said it would never make this type of phone call and

has asked people to report any approaches of this nature to trading standards.

Derby shop raided

BBC Radio Derby

Thieves stole food items from the storeroom a Derby off-licence before dumping them nearby.

The break-in happened at Plonkers, in Brick Street, on 22 March. Police have appealed for information.

Warning to mourners of Belper train crash victim

Buxton Advertiser

The British Transport Police is urging mourners of a Belper teenager who died after being hit by a train to

take care when leaving tributes for him.

Sixteen-year-old Mitchell Rodgers has been named locally as the person who was killed by a train at Belper Train Station on Saturday night (March 28).

Big week for Brewers

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

This week is a potentially season-defining week for League Two leaders Burton Albion.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Getty Images

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's men have got Stevenage at home tonight, a trip to Plymouth on Friday and then Wycombe at the Pirelli Stadium next Monday.

Check the

team news for tonight here.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev


A 16-year-old boy who died when he was hit by a train in Belper at the weekend has been named locally as Mitchell Rodgers.

I'll bring you the latest on this story

at 17:00 on BBC Radio Derby.

Teenager attacked and robbed

A man

was knocked to the floor and kicked by two robbers who stole cash from him.

The 18-year-old was targeted while walking down an alleyway between Drewry Lane and Peet Street in Derby on Wednesday night.

Legal highs cause concern

BBC Radio Derby

Reverend Graham Watkins, from homeless service Derby City Mission, said the organisation had been forced to ban several people over the past few months due to their erratic behaviour after taking legal highs.

He said: "50% of the bans we've made this winter have been entirely due to taking legal highs."

Snapper laments missing bird

Derbyshire Times

One of Derbyshire's most popular photographers has been left devastated

after his cockerel went missing.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Police in Derbyshire have referred themselves to the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a teenager was hit by a train in Belper.

Mitchell Rogers

You can hear the latest on this story in my

16:00 bulletin.

Background of train death boy examined

BBC Radio Derby

Det Ch Insp Julian Wilson described the death of a 16-year-old boy

who was hit by a train in Belper on Saturday as a "tragic accident".

He said: "We've got trained officers working with the family to establish all his background - his interests and likes - so we can work with the coronor and establish the facts."

First egg of 2015

Derby Cathedral's peregrine falcons have laid their first egg of the year.

Peregrine egg
Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

The team that monitors the birds

said it was laid at 14:12 yesterday.

Your photos: Derbyshire waterfall

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Stephen Elliott sent us this splendid photo of Fairbrook waterfall, near Snake Pass.

Fairbrook waterfall
Stephen Elliott

Email or
tweet us if you've taken any great pictures in Derbyshire or East Staffordshire.

Women's Footballer of the year award

BBC Sport

The BBC has announced a new award to celebrate the top female footballers currently competing in one of the world's fastest-growing sports.

BBC Women's footballer of the year

Fans are being given the chance to vote for the

BBC Women's Footballer of the Year - the first award of its kind hosted by a global broadcaster.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

15:00 bulletin, a 16-year-old boy who was hit by a train in Belper is named locally as Mitchell Rodgers.

K2 quest for killed climber's son

Heather Burman

BBC News

A Derbyshire climber whose mother died scaling the K2 peak

says he wants to take on the challenge.

Tom Ballard
Tom Ballard

Tom Bollard (pictured) is from Belper. His mother, Alison Hargreaves, was killed on the mountain in 1995 - a few months after becoming the first woman to conquer Everest unaided.

Train death boy named

James Roberson

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

The 16-year-old boy who

died when he was hit by a train in Belper on Saturday has been named locally as Mitchell Rodgers.

Police tape in Belper

The teenager was being followed by police officers just before he died.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a teenager died when he was hit by a train.

Hear more on this in my

14:00 bulletin.

Tabloid talk

BBC Sport

A national newspaper has resurrected the oft-repeated rumour that Liverpool are targeting Derby County's Will Hughes, according to today's

BBC Sport football gossip column.

Will Hughes
Getty Images

Little Eaton's mole problem

Lucy Vladev

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Little Eaton has been experiencing a higher-than-usual number of mole hills in recent weeks.

Mole hills

It's thought wet conditions have brought the creatures rushing to the surface to munch on worms.

Striker sidelined

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion loan striker Jacob Blyth has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a thigh injury.

Jacob Blyth
Getty Images

The Brewers will look to restore their five-point lead at the top of League Two when they take on Stevenage Borough at the Pirelli Stadium.

Legal high appeal

The man who runs Derby's night shelters for the homeless has urged shops in the city to stop selling legal highs.

Legal highs
Getty Images

Graham Watkins says dealing with people who have taken them has been his biggest challenge this winter.

Wind warning

The Met Office

has issued a yellow warning of wind for 24 hours from 19:00 today.

It said the public should be aware of the risk of localised damage and disruption to travel.

M1 delays

BBC Travel

A lane is closed

on the M1 northbound at J30 due to a broken down lorry.

Cable car rescue

Matthew Barlow

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Derby Mountain Rescue Team used cable cars to rescue a woman who'd injured her leg while walking near the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath on Friday.

Cable car rescue
Derb Mountain Rescue Team

Park bosses agreed to run the cars faster than normal to allow the team to get more equipment and personnel to the scene.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

12:00 bulletin, I'll bring you the latest on the death of a teenage boy who was hit by a train while being followed by police in Belper.

Drug dealer jailed

A cannabis dealer from Derby has been jailed for 18 months,

police said.

Davinder Torna
Derbyshire Police

Twenty-two-year-old Davinder Torna from Sinfin had his car, a Seat Leon, seized by authorities under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Man collapses during race

A man was flown to hospital after collapsing with hypothermia while competing in the Edale Skyline race yesterday.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team said it helped with four other casualties during the event.

Rolls-Royce: 'Significant' deal with China

Rolls-Royce has been explaining what the

deal with Air China to supply Derby-built Trent 1000 engines to power 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners means for them.

Rolls-Royce and Air China logos
Rolls-Royce/Air China

The aero-engine maker's chief executive, John Rishton, described the contract as "a significant selection by a valued customer".

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Derbyshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a teenager died

when he was hit by a train.

You can hear more on this story in my

11:00 bulletin.

Election debates

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

As we head toward what's shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable general elections in living memory, we'd like you to get involved in part of our local coverage.

We're hosting three debates in Derby North, Erewash and Amber Valley constituencies in front of an audience, which will be recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio Derby.

Ballot box

We'd like to offer you the chance to attend and ask a question.

Apply for tickets here.

All change for Smith

BBC Radio Derby

Clockmaker Smith of Derby has had to change 200 clocks across the country since Saturday night to accommodate the switch to British Summer Time (BST).

The firm has a team of 18 engineers on the road, with seven on standby back in its Derby workshop.

Many happy returns

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Happy birthday to our very own Craig Ramage.

Craig Ramage then and now
Getty Images

The former Derby County midfielder, turned BBC Radio Derby pundit is 45 today!

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A teenager has died after being hit by a train in Belper while being followed by police.

Belper station

You can hear the latest on this story in my

10:00 bulletin.

Rolls Royce order


Rolls-Royce has announced a new order worth $1bn, or £673m, from Air China for its Trent 1000 engines, plus service contracts.

Trent 1000 engine

They will be used on the 15 of the airline's new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner craft.

Pirelli deal: 'No job losses'

Kelly Smith

BBC Radio Derby

Pirelli says it's not anticipating any job losses at its factory in Burton after selling more than a quarter of its shares to a state-owned company in China.

The tyre firm says an agreement with China National Chemical for a 26.2% stake in the company should be completed this summer.

Belper train death: Teen 'ran from officers'

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Derbyshire police says officers were talking to the 16-year-old boy in Belper when he ran away from them and ended up on the train tracks.

Flower tributes

He was hit by a passing train and pronounced dead at the scene just before 22:00 on Saturday.

Read more details here.