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  1. Updates for Friday 10 April 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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Good evening

That's it for the day. Local Live will be back from 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates.

Cool Saturday

BBC Weather says while today is very warm, a cold front is due to sweep in from the west tomorrow.

Cold front

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This marvellous photo of a goose parading around Straw's Bridge Nature Reserve was sent to us by Julia (she didn't give her surname).


Have you taken any good pictures of Derbyshire?

Email or
tweet them to us at any time.

'A month in a minute'

Two great time-lapse videos showing new buildings taking shape at the Markham Vale regeneration site

have been shared by Derbyshire County Council.

Markham Vale
Henry Boot

Work on both buildings is due to be completed over the next few weeks.

Luton v Burton

BBC Sport

Burton Albion striker Lucas Akins

should be fit to face Luton tomorrow after recovering from a bug.

But fellow striker Mickael Antoine-Curier and defender Stefan Maletic remain sidelined and Damian McCrory is also unlikely to feature.

Football coach on child sex charges

A football coach and street dancer has appeared in court

charged with 18 sexual offences against children.

Brendan Conway
Gloucestershire News Service

Brendan Conway, 28, is accused of charges including causing or inciting children aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity and possession of indecent photographs of young children.

Amy Gough death: Neighbours react

Derby Telegraph

Residents who live in a street where a murder investigation has been launched

have spoken about the victim.

Cricket: Poyton's 'exceptional character'

Tom Poynton's new contract comes after he missed all of last season due to serious leg injuries he suffered in a car crash which killed his father.

Tom Poynton
Getty Images

Derbyshire elite performance director Graeme Welch said: "Tom has shown exceptional character since the tragic events that ended his season.

"We hope the new contract will now give him the confidence to go out and express himself this summer."

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

17:00 news bulletin: Shares in Bombardier rose 5% in the first few hours, after news broke today that it could be about to sell its train making division.

Pubs win praise

Burton Mail

Two pubs in East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire have been named

among the best in the country by Camra.

Be in the audience at election debates

Ian Skye

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

How do you fancy grilling the candidates who are asking for your votes at the forthcoming election?

We're hosting three debates over the next few weeks. Apply to be in the audience

with this form.

'No time to reflect'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he didn't care about being shortlisted for the League Two manager of the month award for March.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Getty Images

He said: "It's nice to be recognised, but there's no time to stand still and reflect."

You can listen to the full interview


Robbers force way into pensioner's home

A group of people

stole money and jewellery from an 87-year-old woman after forcing their way into her house in Sinfin.

The robbery happened shortly after the victim had returned to her home in Dunoon Street yesterday afternoon.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

16:00 bulletin, a news agency is reporting that Bombardier could sell its train-making division.


Joy for Derbyshire?

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

What does this summer have in store for Derbyshire CCC? I've been sharing my thoughts in BBC Sport's

club-by-club guide to the new cricket season.

Derbyshire squad
Getty Images

M1 delays

BBC Travel

An accident involving a lorry and a car has closed a lane

on the M1 southbound between J29 and Tibshelf services.

Three compete for ambulance deal

BBC Radio Derby

East Midlands Ambulance Service says it is planning to bid to take over non-emergency patient transport services in Derbyshire.


It faces competition though from two private firms, including NSL which currently runs the service, and Arriva.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A murder investigation has been launched after a Derbyshire woman was taken to hospital and later died.

You can hear more on this in my

15:00 bulletin.

Spring shoot

Geeta Pendse

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Currently feeling very spring-like, filming lambs at Kedleston Hall.

Kedleston Hall

Election 2015

John Hess

Political editor, East Midlands

One of our region's most senior politicians could be facing quite a fight to retain her parliamentary seat at the forthcoming general election.

Read more

in my latest blog entry.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

East Midlands Ambulance service has revealed it is planning to bid to take over non-emergency patient transport services in Derbyshire.

You can hear more on this story in my

14:00 bulletin.

'Thanks for kind words'

Colin Bloomfield

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

tweets A massive thanks to everyone for their kind words. Was admitted to a hospice in Shrewsbury in midweek, hopefully to make things comfortable.

The brain scan last showed the tumours are getting worse and from here on in it's making me as strong as possible to cope with any new drug.

It's crazy how things have changed so quickly. A doctor quoted weeks at me yesterday with survival but I'm hoping to last a bit longer :-)

Man bailed after murder arrest

BBC News Online has more on

the death of a 34-year-old Sandiacre woman.

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of her murder and bailed.

Faulty truck broke man's leg

A Derbyshire farm worker broke his leg and suffered a blood clot when he tried to stop a faulty dumper truck falling over.

The Leicester plant hire company which loaned out the machinery

has been fined for the accident, which happened near Hartshorne in August 2013.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: Derbyshire Police has launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Sandicare.

Richie Benaud mourned

Derbyshire batman Martin Guptill

tweets: So sad waking up to the news about Richie Benaud. The cricketing family has lost a legend. #RIPRichie

Man fills potholes himself

Derby Telegraph

A motorist became so annoyed at waiting for the council to fill potholes on his road

he decided to repair them himself.

Arrest after teen's suspected drugs death

A woman has been arrested in connection with

the suspected drugs death of a teenager from Castle Donington.

Abby Swinfield died in hospital on Friday after falling ill while visiting friends in Tamworth. Police believe her death was linked to mephedrone use.

Pennine Way's 50th anniversary

Paul Rose


Tom Stephenson, the man who came up with the idea for the Pennine Way, wanted it to be a significant test -

an escape from the buzz of modern life.

Tom Stephenson

Most hikers tend to do the route south to north; starting in Edale in the Peak District and ending at Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.

But the beauty of the Pennine Way is you don't have to do it all in one go. Some people do it in stages, taking a lifetime to complete the whole route.

Cricket: New deal for Poynton

BBC Sport

Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton

has signed a one-year contract extension, tying him to the club until the end of next season.

Tom Poynton
Getty Images

The 25-year-old missed the entire 2014 campaign after being involved in a car crash on the eve of the opening match.

'RIP Richie Benaud'

Derbyshire County Cricket Club

tweets: Sad to hear of the passing of former Australia all-rounder and broadcaster Richie Benaud, aged 84. A legend of the sport #RIPRichieBenaud

Final poppies to be delivered

East Midlands Today

The final few ceramic poppies used in the display at the Tower of London are set to be delivered to their owners in the next few days.

Tower of London poppies
Getty Images

Designed by Derby artist Paul Cummins, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red was installed to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

Each of the six armed forces charities involved in the project has received £1.2m.

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This just arrived in my inbox. A photo of last night's sunset at Ladybower Reservoir, taken by Wendy Scott.

Ladybower Reservoir
Wendy Scott

Have you taken equally impressive pictures of Derbyshire. Email them to

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, police launch a murder investigation following the death of a woman from Sandiacre.

Promotion 'out of our hands'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Steve McClaren insists he's "still looking up", but accepts automatic promotion is now out of Derby County's hands.

Steve McClaren
Getty Images

The Rams head into tomorrow's game against Brentford five points off the Championship top two with just five matches left to play.

Police trace dead woman's movements

A murder investigation is under way following

the death of 34-year-old Amy Gough, from Sandiacre.

Det Insp Graham Prince, from Derbyshire Police, said: "I'd like to hear from anyone who saw Amy between Tuesday March 24 and Sunday March 29.

"It's very important that we piece together her movements in and around Sandiacre and possibly in Derby in the days before her death."

Air pollution warning

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

Air pollution is quite high today, but it should improve overnight as some fresher Atlantic air moves in.