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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 1 April 2015.
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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Today's Local Live updates have now finished. Thursday's updates will start at 08:00.

Rainy evening, dry night

Anna Church

BBC Weather

It's staying cloudy to end the day

with outbreaks of rain.

Weather chart
BBC

The wind should ease overnight with the rain clearing south. Lows of 3C (37F).

Defender back in training

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion defender Kelvin Maynard has resumed training after recovering from a hip injury that has kept him out for more than a month.

Midfielder Laurent Cuvelier is also close to a return to training.

Cold forecast means gritters

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Temperatures set to fall over higher ground in the High Peak tonight so we'll be gritting there from midnight
bit.ly/1I4TBLy

Hospital reports published

BBC Radio Derby

Inspectors have rated the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital as "good".

London Road Community Hospital
BBC

The Care Quality Commision

visited both in December and found them to be responsive and well led, but they required improvement when it came to safety measures.

Man assaults bus driver

A bus driver was attacked by a man

who refused to move from the middle of a road in Heanor last night.

The driver had asked the man to step off Market Street at 23:20, but he responded by trying to pull the bus's windscreen wipers off before assaulting him.

Climbing spot 'needs to change'

The owners of a popular climbing area in the Peak District

are planning some changes.

The British Mountaineering Council has owned Horseshoe Quarry since 2004, but has decided it is in need of a rejuvenation.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, an inspection report rates two Derby hospitals as "good".

Council staff to move

Derbyshire Times

A council which has been located in the heart of Chesterfield for more than three decades

is on the move to new offices.

Your photos

Email derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Keith Bown sent us this nice shot of sheep grazing next to the River Derwent on the Chatsworth estate.

Sheep
Keith Bown

If you've taken any classic photos around Derbyshire or east Staffordshire,

email or
tweet them to us.

Spireites pair go professional

Chesterfield youth team duo Laurence Maguire and Jake Beesley

have been given professional contracts.

Maguire, who plays in central defence, has captained the Spireites' youth team this season while striker Beesley has scored 20 goals.

April Fool's Day classic

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

I'm not sure any of today's April Fool's Day stories came close to matching this classic -

a fake fight behind Des Lynam on Grandstand in 1989.

Des Lynam presents Grandstand
BBC

A50 delays

BBC Travel

Wooden pallets on the road are causing problems for drivers

on the A50 westbound between Hilton and Scropton.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A report on the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital has rated them as "good".

I'll bring you the details

in my 16:00 bulletin.

Thief steals from 94-year-old

A thief

posed as a road engineer to steal cash and a passport from a 94-year-old man in Chellaston.

The victim was robbed at his home in Meadow Way yesterday after the man, who said he was working nearby, asked to check his water pressure.

'Living Wage' introduced

East Midlands Today

All staff at Derbyshire Dales District Council are being paid the so-called Living Wage from today.

The switch means a pay rise to at least £7.85 for 51 staff.

Departing MPs

John Hess

Political editor, East Midlands

Erewash's Jessica Lee is one of three Conservative politicians in the East Midlands who will be viewing the election campaign from the sidelines.

John Bercow says goodbye to Jessica Lee
BBC

The former barrister has decided one term in Parliament is enough for her.

Read more in my latest blog entry.

Punch causes eyesight loss

A man lost the sight in one eye when he was punched at a pub in Long Eaton.

The 54-year-old was assaulted during an argument at Stage One in December 2013. A 51-year-old

has now been jailed for the attack.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Three men have been arrested after two children were threatened with a firearm during a robbery in Dronfield.

You can hear more on this in my

15:00 bulletin.

Park gets giant climbing frame

Derby Telegraph

Work has begun

to construct a giant climbing frame at Derby's Markeaton Park.

'Missing' voters concern

East Midlands Today

More than 55,000 fewer people are registered to vote in this region compared to the last general election.

It's thought a change in the system - requiring individuals to register themselves, rather than a head of household doing it - could be the reason for the "missing" voters.

Missing girl is back

BBC Radio Derby

A teenage girl who went missing from her home in Burton has returned home.

Sarah McColl, 15, disappeared two days ago following an argument, but came back early this morning.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The chief executives of some of Derbyshire and east Staffordshire's biggest firms have joined other business leaders in writing an open letter in support of the Conservatives' business policies.

Find out more in my

14:00 bulletin.

Beer honour for Mackay

BBC Radio Derby

The Derby Brewing Company is making a new limited edition beer in memory of the former Rams player and manager Dave Mackay.

Dave Mackay
PA

The company says 5p for every pint sold will be given to

the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal.

New season approaches

Derbyshire County Cricket Club have had their pre-season photocall ahead of the new campaign, which begins on 19 April

at home to Lancashire.

Derbyshire
Getty Images

Car park 'not falling down'

Derbyshire Times

Speculation that a disused Chesterfield car park is on the brink of collapse

has been dismissed.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 bulletin: The annual Highland Gathering in Ashbourne has been cancelled this year - but organisers say they're confident it'll be back in 2016.

Second egg arrives

Derby Cathedral's peregrine falcons

have laid their second egg of 2015.

Two eggs
Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

The team that monitors the birds said the first arrived on Sunday and the latest addition was laid at about 19:30 yesterday.

Severe delays on M1

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

Two lanes are closed

on the M1 southbound between J29 and J28 following an accident involving two cars and a lorry.

Unbelievable stories

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Hope you didn't fall for any April Fool's Day pranks this morning.

BBC News has rounded up

10 stories that look like jokes but aren't.

Spireites win away

Chesterfield moved into the League One play-off places

with a 1-0 win at Bradford City.

Byron Harrison
Empics

Byron Harrison scored his first goal for the Spireites to help them move into sixth place.

Latest outlook

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

It will be cloudier this afternoon with patchy rain moving in later, which will become more persistent tonight. Winds will ease, with highs of 7C (45F).

News on the hour

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A girl from Burton who went missing on Monday has returned home.

I'll bring you the details in my

12:00 bulletin.

Your photos: Stanage skies

Tweet @bbcderby

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Michiko Smith for this wonderful photo of the skies over Stanage Edge.

Stanage Edge
Michiko Smith

Email or
tweet us any stunning shots you've taken in Derbyshire. I'll feature the best on Local Live.

Highland gathering 'will return'

BBC Radio Derby

Organisers of this year's cancelled Highland Gathering in Ashbourne say they hope the event will return in 2016.

Founder David Frith said: "We think the people of Ashbourne and the town council would want the gathering to carry on and we look forward to their support."

M1 delays

BBC Travel

A broken down vehicle has closed a lane on the M1 northbound

between J29a and J30.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Chief executives of three major firms in Derbyshire and east Staffordshire have joined other business leaders from across the country in voicing their support for the Conservatives' business policies.

I'll bring you the full story in my

11:00 bulletin.

A38 crashes total 500

Burton Mail

New figures have revealed that there have been nearly 500 accidents on the A38

in the past three years.