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  1. Updates on Tuesday 7 April 2015.

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Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back at 08:00 on Wednesday.

Tuesday night outlook

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

Staying dry this evening and overnight with clear spells, light winds and lows of 2C (36F).

Illness scuppers Weir comeback

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has revealed a week-long illness prevented Robbie Weir from making his return to the Burton Albion first team yesterday.

Robbie Weir
Getty Images

Weir had missed the last three matches through suspension but was widely expected to return to the side to face Wycombe.

Swarkestone horse rescue

BBC Radio Derby

Fire crews from Derbyshire have rescued a horse which got stuck in mud near the River Trent at Swarkstone.

The animal was winched to safety this morning.

Appeal after woman disappears


are looking for a missing woman from Chesterfield.

Elizabeth Webb
Derbyshire Police

Elizabeth Webb, 31, was wearing a beige cardigan, blue jeans and sandals when she was last seen this morning.

Revamped defence impresses Mac

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Steve McClaren has hinted he could stick with his makeshift Derby County defence for Saturday's home game against Brentford.

Craig Forsyth
Getty Images

Left-back Craig Forsyth (pictured) shifted to centre-back for

yesterday's 2-0 win at Wigan - the Rams' first clean sheet since February.

Trauma unit figures

East Midlands Today

The East Midlands' major trauma unit has responded to 1,620 calls since opening three years ago, and saved 172 lives.

East Midlands trauma unit

Bosses at the unit, based at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre, are now keen to get a new helipad built as soon as possible to bring in patients quicker.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

in my

17:00 bulletin, a 65-year-old man is released on bail after being questioned about the discovery of a woman's body at Sawley Marina on Sunday.

Robbery victim pulled from mobility scooter

A 67-year-old woman

was pulled from her mobility scooter as she tried in vain to stop a thief stealing her handbag in Alvaston.

The victim was taken to hospital as a precaution following the robbery in Grange Road at 08:00 on Sunday.

Ladybower lamb

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Ready for another lambing season photo? This was taken near Ladybower Reservoir by Keith Bown.

Mother and lamb
Lamb and mother

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

'Inspirational' arena hailed

Derby Telegraph

One of the first sports clubs to play at the new Derby Arena

has dubbed it "an inspirational venue".

Derby Arena

Thieves take charity boxes

Three charity boxes were stolen from a shop in Chesterfield over Easter.

Police said a burglar entered Northern Tea Merchants at some point between Saturday evening and Monday morning by smashing a pane of glass in the door.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after two men were assaulted in Derby.

You can hear more on this story in my

16:00 bulletin.

Bus stops to be switched

Bus stops on Warncliffe Road in Ilkeston are being replaced by the council from tomorrow.

Several services will be stopping at alternative locations while the work is carried out.

More info here.

Eight points for promotion

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Burton Albion require

just eight points from their remaining five games to guarantee promotion to League One.

League table

That would take them beyond the maximum total of 88 points that can be achieved by fourth-placed Bury.

Mural tribute to 'fun' Mark

A mural tribute to 21-year-old Mark Haywood, who died in a road accident last year, has been unveiled at a skate park in Swadlincote.

Mark Haywood mural

His step-father, Andy Gibson, said: "Wherever Mark went, fun was following. He was the life and soul of the party.

"No he wasn't an angel - nobody's an angel - but what he did affected everyone here in a good way."

Fire destroys 1890s signal box

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

The Midland Railway signal box destroyed by fire last night was not in use, but was in mint condition since being moved to the site from Desford Colliery in Leicestershire.

The box dates back to the 1890s and matches four other boxes still in use on the heritage line.

Fire at heritage railway station

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

A signal box from the 1800s has been destroyed by fire at the Midland Railway.

Signal box fire
Ian Castledine

Police said the fire, which broke out last night at the Hammersmith end of the heritage line, was being treated as arson.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby


A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after police were called to reports of two men being stabbed in Derby.

You can hear more on this story in my 15:00 bulletin

on BBC Radio Derby.

From boardroom to sleeping rough

Derby Telegraph

An ex-company director has spent the past 18 years

sleeping rough on the streets of Derby.

Injured during family walk

Edale's mountain rescue team came to the aid of a woman who slipped and hurt her leg and shoulder while walking with her family in Burbage South yesterday.

Burbage South rescue
Edale Mountain Rescue Team


was treated at the scene before being carried back to a waiting ambulance on the main road.

Marina death: man bailed

A 65-year-old man who was arrested after a woman was found dead at Sawley Marina

has been released on bail.

Det Ch Insp Mick Graham said: "At this stage we're investigating the circumstances surrounding the death and events leading up to it.

"We would urge anyone who may have been at the marina between 11pm on Saturday evening and 11pm on Sunday evening, and hasn't yet spoken to the police, to come forward."

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after two men were assaulted in Derby.

Police were called to Porter Road in Abbey at around 17:30 on Saturday, after reports that two men had attacked two others and the victims had been stabbed.

More on this story and others in

our 14:00 news.

Cook wanted more goals

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook said his players were "excellent" in yesterday's 1-0 win over Crewe - but admitted he would have liked to have seen more goals.

Paul Cook
Getty Images


told the club's official site: "If we got another goal the whole stadium, including our bench, might have enjoyed the game a little bit more."

Legal highs crackdown planned

Derbyshire Times

Police in Chesterfield

are promising a crackdown on suspected use of legal highs and anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

Keeper up for award

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin

has been nominated for the League Two Player of the Month award for March.

Jon McLaughlin
Getty Images

The stopper has been in top form over the past few weeks and saved penalties in successive games.

Charges following double stabbing

A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder

after two men were stabbed in Derby.

Police said Joseph Walker, 21. from Derby, was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon following the incident, on Porter Road at about 17:30 on Saturday.

Blue skies at Ladybower

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Wendy Scott for sending us this photo of Ladybower Reservoir looking glorious this morning.

Ladybower Reservoir
Wendy Scott

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tweet us your finest shots of Derbyshire. I'll showcase the most impressive on Local Live.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

13:00 bulletin, I'll bring you the latest on a woman being found dead at a marina in Derbyshire.

Hasselbaink reflects on win

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion moved a step closer to promotion from League Two with

yesterday's 1-0 victory over Wycombe.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Getty Images

You can listen to our post-match interview with Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink


East Midlands Today

Navtej Johal


How do Labour and Conservatives' election candidates plan to tackle health and the NHS in our region?

We'll be hearing from them just after 13:30 on BBC One.

Rams regain winning touch

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Steve McClaren admits he was "relieved" after seeing Derby County pick up their first win in eight games

at Wigan yesterday.

Steve McClaren

The victory lifts the Rams back into the play-off places - five points off second with five matches left to play.

Warming up nicely

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

This afternoon is set to be dry, bright and sunny with light winds and temperatures peaking at 17C (63F).

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A 65-year-old man's been arrested after a woman was found dead at a Derbyshire marina.

I'll bring you more on this story

in my 12:00 news bulletin.

Delays on the M1

BBC Travel

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

between J29a and J29.

Duck dropped from statue

BBC Radio Derby

Plans to include a duck on a statue of Derbyshire engineer Sir Nigel Gresley being installed at King's Cross Station have been dropped.

The bird was due to feature at the feet of the noted train designer to represent one of his most famous creations, The Mallard, but its inclusion had met with opposition from train enthusiasts and the Gresley family.

Shrovetide Football organiser dies

Ashbourne News Telegraph

The Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Committee has paid tribute to the game's former chairman, Philip Tomlinson,

who died on Saturday at the age of 78.

Send us your photos

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire was treated to glorious sunshine yesterday. Andrew Burdett took this cute pic in Bretton.

Bretton lamb
Andrew Burdett

If you took any impressive photos over the weekend, email them to or tweet us at

Reporter doesn't believe IRA heli claim

BBC Radio Derby

Dr David Clarke, the journalist who has been investigating claims the IRA flew a helicopter over the Peak District during the 1970s, says he is sceptical about the idea.

He said: "My personal opinion is that there wasn't a helicopter involved.

"People were so wound up about the threat of a terrorist attack - you see the same today post-9/11 - that people start interpreting things in a sinister way which may have been completely innocent."