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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 9 April 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return at 08:00 Friday

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Local Live updates for Thursday have finished. There'll be more news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 Friday.

Chilly overnight

BBC Weather

The dry weather will continue overnight with largely clear skies.

Sara Blizzard
BBC

Forecaster Sara Blizzard says "It will turn chilly in rural areas, and the southerly breeze will increase a little towards dawn." Low of 4C (39F)

Durston signs new Derbyshire deal

BBC Sport

Derbyshire all-rounder Wes Durston has

signed a one-year contract extension until the end of 2016.

Wes Durston
Getty Images

The 34-year-old has also replaced club captain Wayne Madsen as skipper for this season's T20 Blast campaign.

Durston joined Derbyshire in 2010 after a short stint with Unicorns, having previously spent 11 years at Somerset.

Derby 'first to hold cathedral services in Catholic church'

Anglicans are to hold a cathedral service in a Roman Catholic Church

in what is thought to be a first in the UK.

Derby Cathedral is to have an £800,000 refurbishment and will be closed during the week until the end of August.

Derby Cathedral
BBC

It means some services will be held at nearby St Mary's church, starting on Thursday evening.

An Association of English Cathedrals spokeswoman said she believed this had not happened before in the UK.

Body found in river is missing Ripley man

Ripley & Heanor News

A body recovered from a stretch of the River Trent in Nottingham

is believed to be that of a man reported missing from his home in Ripley.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police recovered the body from water near Colwick Hall on Tuesday, April 7.

It is believed to be that of Paul Salt, who was reported missing from his home in Briars Way, Ripley, on March 24

Yates to join Notts County?

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Former Derby County defender Dean Yates is joining the coaching staff at Notts County, according to my colleagues on the sports desk at BBC Radio Nottingham.

New battle for seat

John Hess

Political editor, East Midlands

In the battle of the marginals, it always helps to get the bigger picture and a sense of historical perspective. So let me suggest a visit to Cotes Bridge on the outskirts of Loughborough.

Composite image of the candidates
BBC

During the English Civil War in the 1640s, there was a pitched battle here between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers.

I know a little bit about it because the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has written a children's book which tells the story.

She hopes to retain her parliamentary seat.

Read my blog in full online now.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Burglars have made off with a commemorative coin collection after breaking into a house in Sinfin. More in

the news at 17:00

Delays in Chesterfield

BBC Travel

There are growing delays on the B6050 Brimington Road North in Chesterfield which is closed. There's slow traffic in both directions at the A61 junction, because of an accident involving a car. Police are directing traffic.

Stay up to date on the

BBC Travel page.

Register to vote

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: You can register online to vote before April 20 at any of our libraries. Find your local branch here
bit.ly/1aNdPfl

Anglicans service in cathedral

For the first time in the UK, Anglicans will hold a Cathedral service in a Roman Catholic Church tonight in Derby.

Derby cathedral
BBC

The city's cathedral is undergoing a major refurbishment.

It's closed during the week until the end of August and means some services will be held at St Mary's church. The first of which will be tonight.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

It's believed that the body of a Derbyshire man has been found in the River Trent in Nottinghamshire. More in

the news at 16:00.

Star Wars barbers

BBC Radio Derby

A Star Wars themed barbers is being set up in Ashbourne and the hairdressers husband is dressing up as droid C3PO to promote it, complete with voice

Man dressed as CP3O
BBC

Paul Walder's spent 10 years working on the costume that was made in America for about £2,500.

New park and ride bus route

via Facebook

Derby City Council posts: Details of the new Pride Park and Ride Bus Service - D2 and D3 operated by @arrivamidlandsE are now available.

The new service that will replace the current 111 service will commence on Tuesday 5th May and will serve the city centre, Pride Park, Park & Ride Car Park, Wyvern and Alvaston.

This is the only service in which your pride park and ride car park ticket is valid. @derbyconnected

http://socsi.in/QqjA1

New homes plan could be refused

BBC Radio Derby

An application to build 125 homes on former agricultural land in Derby's been recommended to be turned down.

If councillors agree with officers it will be the second time plans for building work on the land at the junction of Derby Road and Acorn Way between Chaddesden and Spondon has been refused.

More than 70 people have objected to the scheme.

See the applications which will be considered on 16 April here.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Coming up in the news at 15:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: A body recovered from water in Nottinghamshire, is
thought to be Paul Salt who went missing from Derbyshire in March.

The body was found in the River Trent near Colwiock Hall on Tuesday.

Aldi store to open in Derby in two weeks

Derby Telegraph

A date has been set for

the opening of a new Aldi supermarket in Derby.

Aldi sign
AFP

The budget food store giant has confirmed that its Alvaston outlet, on the corner of Harvey Road and Coleman Street, will open for business at 8am on Thursday, April 23.

Built on an area of overgrown land next to a petrol station, the store will create 29 jobs - 12 full-time and 17 part-time - and will have a car park.

Colin Bloomfield appeal

Helen Grimes

Assistant editor, BBC Radio Derby

The latest total raised for the

Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal is £50,219.12. Ian Skye will update the total tomorrow morning on the
breakfast show.

Colin Bloomfield Appeal
colin bloomfield appeal

We've been amazed by the generosity of our audience, and really moved by the way that they want to show their support for Colin and this appeal.

We originally set out to raise £45,000 to pay for 100 local schools to become "sun safe", but we have reached this target very quickly. So, because we know that lots of people are still planning fundraising we've decided to raise the target to £75,000 to fund 200 Sun Safe Schools.

Warm day

Sara Blizzard

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Another lovely day ahead in store as we head into the afternoon it will feel warm in the sunshine.

Sara Blizzard
BBC

It'll turn chilly overnight with a gentle breeze.

For the latest forecast follow the

BBC Weather team on Twitter or
go online.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 14:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: A transgender woman who wants to become a man again says it's too easy for people to get sex-change surgery without proper counselling.

Hucknall plane crash caused by loss of power

Ilkeston Advertiser

A plane crash near Hucknall which killed two people

was caused by a loss of power, a report has found.

John Gill (70), of Belper, and 76-year-old Robert Alan Eaves, of Selston, died when their Cesensa F150L stalled and plummeted to the ground close to junction 26 of the M1 on 14th June last year

BBC One from 13:40

Navtej Johal

BBC East Midlands Today

Coming up this lunch time on

BBC East Midlands Today: the Prime Minister has been in our region this morning and find out about a very special service tonight at Derby Cathedral.

Belper train death: IPCC in witness leaflet appeal

Leaflets are being handed out in an attempt to find witnesses to

the death of a teenager who was hit by a train while being followed by police in Derbyshire.

Police tape at scene
BBC

Mitchell Rodgers, 16, was killed near Belper station shortly before 22:00 GMT on 28 March.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has handed out the leaflets close to the scene.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In

the news at 13:00.

An application to build 125 home on former agricultural land in Derby's been recommended to be turned down.

Appeal for Belper witnesses

Read more on BBC News about leaflets are being handed out in Belper an attempt to find witnesses to the death of a teenager.

Mitchell Rodgers
BBC

Mitchell Rodgers, 16, was killed near Belper station shortly before 22:00 on 28 March.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has handed out the leaflets close to the scene.

Your pics

Email: derbyshire.locallive@bbc.co.uk

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Share your Derbyshire photos with us and we'll feature our favourite ones on social media and here on BBC Local Live.

Elvaston Castle
Ian Radford

Ian Radford took this picture at Elvaston Castle and we're featuring it as our cover photo today on Facebook.

We'd welcome your photos on

email,
tweet @BBCDerby or share your photos on
Facebook.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 12:00.

An application to build 125 homes on former agricultural land in Derby's been recommended to be turned down.

IPCC Belper appeal

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

The police watchdog the Independent Police Complaints Commission is in Belper today handing out leaflets appealing for witnesses.

It's after a 16-year-old died after he was hit by a train on Saturday 28 April shortly after speaking with police.

IPCC witness appeal in Belper leaflet
IPCC

I've just spoken to the IPCC and asked for a copy of the leaflet (pictured).

'Stick with Burton'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (pictured) insists he's not worried about his star players being poached by other teams this summer because of the love they get at Burton Albion.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Getty Images

Plenty of the squad that have taken Burton to the top of League Two are out of contract at the end of the season and Hasselbaink says he's yet to open talks over new deals for fear of causing a distraction during the run-in.

It means players are already able to talk to other clubs but Hasselbaink says he's confident they'll decide to stick with Burton.

Colin Bloomfield update

Derby Telegraph

The Derby Telegraph has more details on the news that

BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield is to undergo cancer treatment in a hospice near his family home.

In February, Colin, along with the Derby Telegraph and BBC Radio Derby, launched The Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal, which aims to educate children in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire about how to stay safe in the sun.

'City gateway' funding

Money at Derby City Council is being put aside to improve one of the "city's gateways" which is desperately in need of restoration.

Friar Gate Bridge in Derby
BBC

Richard Williams, head of regeneration says a range of options are going to assessed after £250,000 has been secured to look at options to

save the Grade II listed bridge.

"We're going to take this in bite-size chunks. We've got three options at three different prices. A lot depends on whether we can find funding from elsewhere to match the council's funding."

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Coming up in the news at 11:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: A Derbyshire conservationist says the county is being invaded by southerners and the natives are being pushed out to make way for them.

Ken Orpe says extremes of weather in recent years have contributed to the decline of several species of BUTTERFLY which were once common in Derbyshire.

T20 captain

Wes Durston has signed a new contract with Derbyshire and will be captain for the club's T20 Blast campaign.

Wes Durston
Getty Images

Durston takes over from Wayne Madsen, who will continue to lead Derbyshire's County Championship and One-Day Cup sides.

He's the county's highest run-scorer in Twenty20 cricket, and his new contract will keep him at the County Ground until the end of the 2016 season.

'Vote for someone'

Matthew Barlow

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A North Derbyshire woman's trying to get more people to the polls says it's terrible that so many people don't vote in this country.

Vote for someone badge and Rosie Ford from Litton
BBC

Rosie Ford, from Litton, say she's going to be selling badges which simply say "Vote for someone".

She will be selling them from the shop in Litton because she says she was shocked when she found out how many people didn't vote.

According to UK Political info 65% of people turned out in 2010.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

In the news at 10:00: Leaflets are being handed out in Belper this morning by police watchdog the IPCC. It's to try and find anyone who saw a train strike a teenager last month.

'Stick together'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

"We need to stick together" - that's the advice from defender Stephen Warnock (pictured) to his Derby County team mates with just five matches of the Championship season left to play.

Stephen Warnock
Getty Images

Derby got their first win in eight matches at Wigan on Monday and face playoff rivals Brentford on Saturday.

Warnock will be hoping to keep his place in the side, after finally making his Championship debut for the club following his move from Leeds in January.

Police watchdog investigates train death

Navtej Johal

BBC East Midlands Today

Leaflets are being handed out in Derbyshire today to find people who may have seen a teenager being hit by a train near Belper station (pictured) last month.

Belper train station
BBC

Mitchell Rodgers died just weeks after he turned 16.

Derbyshire Police were speaking to him in the moments leading up to his death. The incident is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Match in memory of Astle

The family of a former England football international and Derbyshire man Jeff Astle are hoping to set-up a care home for ex-footballers who suffer from head injuries.

Jeff Astle
Getty Images

Jeff Astle, who lived near Swadlincote, died 13 years ago from a severe brain injury caused by repeated concussions from heading heavy leather footballs.

This Saturday in the

West Bromwich Albion v Leicester game a foundation will be launched in Jeff's name.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 09:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: More than £250,000 is being put aside to improve a Grade II listed bridge in Derby.

Friar Gate Bridge in Derby
BBC

The city council says it's setting aside the cash for Friargate Bridge (pictured) and is looking at various schemes to do something do something with it