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  1. Updates for Monday 13 April 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return at 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Alex Homer

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Good evening

That's it from Local Live today. We're back on Tuesday from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates. Join us then.

Tonight's forecast

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today


dry for the rest of the evening and overnight.

Charlie Slater reads the forecast

The cloud will break up later in the night and there will be some mist and fog forming again but the breeze will hold the temperatures up this time with lows of 6C (43F).

Coming up on TV

Anne Davies

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today


East Midlands Today, we will have more on the trial of Gerald Hudson, who is accused of safety breaches at the Milford House Care Home in 2012, which he denies.

And with three-and-a-half weeks left until polling day, there's still much more to come from the political parties.

But what impression are they making on voters? We've been speaking to three people in the East Midlands, who are following the campaign closely. Tune into BBC One at 18:30.

Ilkeston assault appeal

BBC Radio Derby

A man's been left with a serious head injury after he was assaulted outside a property on Lord Haddon Road in Ilkeston.

It happened on Saturday between 10:00 and 11:00. Police are

appealing for information.

Borrowash delays warning

BBC Travel

There is very slow traffic and one lane is closed on the A52 Brian Clough Way eastbound in Borrowash, at the Cole Lane junction, because of a crash,

drivers are warned.

Support for Colin Bloomfield

BBC Radio Derby

Derby County boss Steve McClaren said of Colin Bloomfield: "What he's gone through has been absolutely horrendous.

Steve McClaren

"Football blurs into insignificance when you see things happening in the world like that and especially to Colin, so we wish him all the very best."

Hear what Rams fans had to say about our man.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Gerald Hudson has pleaded not guilty to three breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act after a resident was found dead under a wardrobe at the Milford House Care Home in 2012, which he owns in Derbyshire.

We will hear from our reporter Amy Harris, who has been in court, in

our 17:00 news.

Half-centurion dislodged

BBC Sport

Charles Lowen has been dismissed by Mark Footitt for 53 as Cambridge MCCU

continue their follow-on against Derbyshire.

On-loan Rams man 'ineligible'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Rotherham United have been charged with fielding an ineligible player - Derby defender Farrend Rawson who had been loaned to the Millers - against Brighton, according to a

Football League statement.

Farrend Rawson

Rotherham had asked and Derby had agreed to extend Rawson's loan deal, but it appears Rotherham didn't get it sanctioned

There are no expected implications or problems for Derby regarding Rotherham's Football League charge.

Joining in our debates

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Just for anyone who is trying to join the audience for our election debates in Long Eaton and Heanor we mentioned earlier, we're currently having problems with the online application form.

It can't be fixed until tomorrow, so in the meantime, please phone 01332 361111 instead.

Care home 'safety breaches' trial

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Gerald Hudson, aged 70, ran the Milford House Care Home in 2012 when an 80-year-old resident there was found dead under a wardrobe.

A jury was told that Thomasina Bennett (pictured) had been admitted to the home for three weeks so her daughters could visit family overseas.

Thomasina Bennett
family issue

The case is expected to last at least two weeks.

Knifeman locks himself in at doctors

Derbyshire Times

Police are speaking to a man who is

threatening to harm himself at a doctor's surgery in Chesterfield.

The man, who has a Stanley knife, went into Wheatbridge Surgery on Wheatbridge Road at about 13:15.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

The owner of a care home in Derbyshire has gone on trial at Derby Crown Court over alleged safety breaches, after a resident there was found dead under a wardrobe.

We will have more on this story in

our 16:00 bulletin.

Funding for drop-in session

BBC Radio Derby

A mental health charity in Uttoxeter has been given funding from the police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis's People Power Fund - so youngsters can benefit from a Sunday drop-in session.

The Art and Soul Friendship Group session called Pause will run from 10:00-13:00.

Fire-hit hotel reopens day after blaze

Derbyshire Times

A Peak District hotel and pub has

reopened less than 24 hours after being ravaged by fire.

The Old Hall Hotel, on Market Place, Hope, is back in business following Friday night's blaze.

Election 2015: Your views and your questions

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

We'd like you to get involved in part of our local coverage of the election.

We're hosting three debates in front of an audience, which will be recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio Derby. The first, in the Derby North constituency, will be recorded on Wednesday 15 April and broadcast at 18:00 BST the following day.

ballot box

We'd still like to offer you the chance to attend and ask a question at our Long Eaton and Heanor debates. If you'd like to apply,

visit this link for more information.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A 15-year-old girl has gone missing from East Staffordshire.

Destiny Hyacinth was last seen in Kings Bromley on Friday. We will hear more about her in

our 15:00 bulletin.

Derbyshire's breakthrough

BBC Sport

Alex Hughes has made a double breakthrough for Derbyshire against Cambridge MCCU, who are following on, as

he claimed the wickets of James Abbott then Joseph Tetley.

Haslam keeps up pressure

BBC Sport

Derby's Leon Haslam finished third and fourth at the third round of the World Superbike Championship in Spain to stay second in the drivers' championship.

Leon Haslam
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Cadet told "he'd be shot by terrorists"

Derby Telegraph

A 13-year-old Army cadet has told a court how a man

said he would "get him shot by terrorists" as he sold for the Poppy Appeal in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Incredible support is coming from football for BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield, who's battling cancer.

The 33-year-old was admitted to a hospice last week.

At the Rams' game against Brentford, in the 33rd minute, fans stood up and chanted his name and we will hear some of the messages for him in

the news at 14:00.

Restoring the past

Geeta Pendse

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

A textile conservator is trying to preserve some of the original silk on the headboard.

Work taking place on the bed

Visitors should get to see the newly-restored version of the bed in a year's time.

How the state bed could look

Kedleston Hall's former glory

Geeta Pendse

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

After two decades, a major restoration project at a stately home in Derbyshire is almost complete.

Kedleston Hall

Work has taken place to restore part of Kedleston Hall to its former glory. The centrepiece will be an 18th Century state bed.

Alfreton's bad day at the office

BBC Sport

Alfreton Town

went down to 10 men in defeat to Eastleigh to cap a bad day - kick-off was delayed by 30 minutes as Alfreton's team coach broke down en route to the game.

Coming up on TV

Angelina Socci

BBC East Midlands Today

Children and parents are being warned about the dangers of playing near rivers and lakes in the warm weather.

Last summer, a nine-year-old boy from Hatton, in Derbyshire, died after he fell into the River Dove in Staffordshire.

We will have more on this story in

East Midlands Today on BBC One at 13:40.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: Police have been using "drugalyser" kits in Staffordshire to catch out motorists driving under the influence.

Weather update

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Further sunny spells are likely later in the afternoon. Highs of 14C (57F).

Tonight it'll remain dry with some fog starting to build through the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Roads to shut for 10k race

Derby City Safer Neighbourhood Team

tweets: If you are travelling to Derby City Centre on Sunday,please be aware of the #derby10k race in the morning.Some roads will be closed off.

Sally's safety briefing

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service

tweets: @SallyPepperBeeb receiving her safety briefing ahead of her own rescue live on @BBCDerby after 12 today.

Sally Pepper receives a safety briefing

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

At 12:00 we hear from fire station officer Dave Paul on why open water sometimes catches swimmers out, as part of the service's Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week.

Listen live


Deadly consequences

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

This demonstration's taking place because open water swimming can have fatal consequences.

I've been speaking to Beckie Ramsay. Her son Dylan was 13 when he went out with friends on a red-hot, sunny day in July 2011. He

died swimming in a quarry.

Dylan Ramsay, holding his baby nephew

Rescue demonstration

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

We're live from the banks of the River Derwent for Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is going to carry out a drowning rescue demonstration.

With summer on the way, the whole idea's to teach children - and their parents - how to be safe around water.

Listen live.

'There's only one Colin Bloomfield'

via Facebook

Derby County fans showed their support for a Radio Derby presenter and

chanted "there's only one Colin Bloomfield" at the iPro stadium, choosing the 33rd minute because of Colin's age.

The crowd at the iPro stadium

At the moment Colin, who was diagnosed with stage four melanoma in 2013, is in a hospice near his family home where he's being treated with a view to alleviating his symptoms. His last brain scan showed his tumours were getting worse.

Here is more information about the

Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a drowning rescue safety exercise in the River Derwent in Derby this morning.

It's part of Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week.

Tune into

BBC Radio Derby from 11:00 to hear more on this.

Open water swimming warning

Ripley & Heanor News

Fire chiefs have sounded an alert about

the deadly consequences of swimming in open water.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to stay out of reservoirs, quarries and rivers as part of Drowning Prevention Week.

The warning comes almost six years after 15-year-old Ryan Walker, of Clay Cross, died while swimming at Far Hill Quarry in Ashover.

Brewers could go up this week

BBC Sport

Burton Albion could seal promotion to League One this week.

Matty Palmer scored the only goal in

their 1-0 win at Luton on Saturday.

Matty Palmer

Their place in the top three could be sealed as soon as Wednesday night. That's if Burton beat Carlisle, and Bury and Southend both fail to win on Tuesday night.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

BBC Radio Derby has been out with police looking for drug-drivers in Burton.

Since the start of last month, when the law was changed, officers in Staffordshire have been using new "drugalyser" testing kits.

Hear more on this story and others in

the news at 10:00.

Campaigning from a hospital bed

Ben Truslove

BBC News

A Conservative parliamentary candidate has been forced to launch her campaign for re-election

from her hospital bed.

Heather Wheeler was admitted to Queen's Hospital in Burton, Staffordshire, for a "resilient infection".

Heather Wheeler

Derbyshire South was a Conservative gain from Labour in 2010, with Ms Wheeler winning a 7,128 vote majority.

The candidates contesting the seat are:

  • Marianne Bamkin, Greens
  • Alan Graves, UKIP
  • Lorraine Johnson, Liberal Democrats
  • Cheryl Pidgeon, Labour
  • Heather Wheeler, Conservative