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  1. Updates on Tuesday 21 April 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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That's the end of Local Live for today. We'll be back at 08:00 on Wednesday.

Bright end to the day

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

It will stay dry and sunny this evening before a clear night with patches of mist and fog in some areas. Lows of 1C (34F).

Rams fans, can you help?

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

I'm looking for Derby County fans who can remember us winning the league title under Dave Mackay in 1975.

Dave Mackay

Send me a tweet if you can help.

Thieves steal community mosaic

A woodland mosaic created as part of a community arts project in Gamesley

has been stolen.

Derbyshire Police

Police say thieves used tools to prise the artwork from a tree earlier this month.

Scenic setting

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Here's a beautiful scene beside the Erewash Canal in Ilkeston, where I've been talking to a naval veteran ahead of the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Erewash Canal

Markham Vale 'the perfect choice'

Derbyshire County Council says up to 400 jobs will be created when a Chester-based distribution firm sets up a warehouse at Markham Vale.

Peter Storey, in charge of the regeneration site, said its location close to the M1 was making it a popular site for firms - with six major deals being signed over the past year.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

17:00 bulletin, it's been confirmed that Derby City Council has dismissed its strategic director for resources.

Cat caught in metal trap

Ashbourne News Telegraph

A cat which was found fighting for its life in an illegal Gin Trap

has been saved by vets in Ashbourne.

Amla 'a proven match winner'

BBC Sport

Derbyshire's elite performance director Graeme Welch hailed

the signing of South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla.

Hashim Amla
Getty Images

He said: "Hashim is a world-class batsman and a proven match winner.

"He's a player I have worked with before and I know he will be a great influence on the younger lads."

Girl robbed at city bus stop

A 17-year-old girl was pushed to the floor and had her phone stolen

while waiting for a bus in Derby city centre.

The teenager was targeted by a man in his 40s on Corporation Street at about 23:30 on 14 April.

A38 lane closure

BBC Travel

A broken down car is blocking a lane

on the A38 southbound between Kingsway Island and Markeaton Island.

Foot golf comes to Markeaton

Martyn Williams

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A foot golf course is to be installed at Markeaton Park in Derby.

Foot golf
Gavin Bevis

The facility, similar to one already in place at Breedon Priory Golf Course, requires participants to kick a ball into a large hole in the fewest number of shots as possible.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

16:00 bulletin, it's been confirmed that one of Derby City Council's most senior employees
has been dismissed.

Paraglider hurt on Mam Tor

Edale's mountain rescue team

came to the aid of a seriously injured paraglider at Mam Tor this morning.

The person was given treatment at the scene before being flown to a major trauma unit in Sheffield.

Council boss dismissed

A senior Derby City Council officer who was suspended for undisclosed reasons

has been dismissed.

The council confirmed the departure of its strategic director for resources Roger Kershaw, but said he was appealing against it.

Man hurt in Stanage Edge fall

A man

had to be flown to hospital yesterday after injuring his arm in a fall at Stanage Edge.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team said the man, in his 20s, had fallen a "significant" distance on a route near High Neb shortly before 18:00.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

It's been confirmed that Derby City Council has dismissed its Strategic Director for Resources.

I'll bring you the details in my

15:00 bulletin.

Community award for Rams

BBC Radio Derby

Derby County have been named the Football League's

Community Club Of The Year.

Derby County award

The honour, being held here by Liam Drake and Sam Jones from the club's community trust, was given in recognition of the work the Rams do encouraging more schoolchildren to take up exercise.

Burton car fire

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

tweets: One crew from Burton is attending a car fire on Jennings Way.

Firm signs Markham Vale deal

A major distribution firm is to open a new warehouse and offices

at the Markham Vale regeneration site in Derbyshire.

Great Bear Distribution - whose clients include Sainsbury's, BMW and Unilever - will move into the new premises in Spring 2016.

Blue sky afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

This afternoon should stay sunny and warm with widespread sunshine and wall-to-wall blue sky. Highs of 17C (63F).

Amla joins Derbyshire

BBC Sport


have signed South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla as cover for overseas player Martin Guptill.

Hashim Amla
Getty Images

Amla, who has scored more than 6,500 runs in 82 Tests, will join in May and is available for two Championship matches and three T20 Blast games.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In my

14:00 bulletin, Derby City Council confirms it has dismissed one of its most senior employees.

Town to see promotion benefits

Burton Mail

Burton Albion will play in the third tier of English football for the first time in their history next season -

and the whole town is set to reap the rewards.

Promotion celebrations

BBC One from 13:30

Angelina Socci

BBC East Midlands Today

Coming up on BBC One this lunch time: Scientists in the East Midlands are trying to find out whether a mushroom that grows on caterpillars could be used to create a new painkiller for people with arthritis.

The Derbyshire based charity Arthritis Research UK is funding a three-year research programme at the University of Nottingham.

We'll have more on this story and others in the bulletin from 13:30.

House burgled and car vandalised

A burglar stole cash and jewellery from a house in Swadlincote

before leaving scratch marks all over the victim's car.

Police said the break-in happened in Valley Rise on Friday evening.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: Derby City Council's confirmed it has dismissed one of its most senior employees.

'You've got to live with it forever'

BBC Sport

Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton has been reflecting on last year's car crash

which killed his father and almost ended his own career.

Tom Poynton

He said: "It's a very surreal experience when you go through a tragedy and trauma to that extent.

"It's a little bit dreamy and then you realise the repercussions and significance of what has happened thereafter. You've got to live with that forever."

Bikeworks burglar 'caught on CCTV'

BBC Radio Derby

The cafe at Derby's Park Bikeworks is closed today after a burglar smashed his way into the building overnight.

Project director Mark Smith said: "The tills have all been ripped out and they've done some damage to the kitchen.

"It was just one person and it was all caught on CCTV."

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The Park Bikeworks - Derby's cycle hub - has been forced to close its café today after a break-in early this morning.

I'll bring you the details in my

12:00 bulletin.

Chief exec move 'to give stability'

BBC Radio Derby

Opposition parties are annoyed at a plan by Labour-led Derby City Council to make interim chief executive Paul Robinson permanent without interviewing other candidates.

Labour said the appointment - which would still need to go before a panel of councillors - would give the authority stability before May's general and local elections.

Teacher banned for 'inappropriate relationship'

Derby Telegraph

A teacher who indulged in an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old pupil, which later led to sex,

has been banned from teaching indefinitely.

Your photos


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Check out this wonderful shot of last night's sunset at Carhead Rocks, near Stanage Edge, sent in by Stephen Elliott.

Carhead Rocks
Stephen Elliott

Have you taken any good pictures of Derbyshire or East Staffordshire?

Email or
tweet them to us.

Listen to live cricket commentary

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

The sun is out and Iain O'Brien is once again on commentary duty for day three of Derbyshire v Lancashire.

Hear the latest action from the County Ground

via the BBC Sport website.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin: a cycle hub in Derby is forced to close its café following a break-in.

Accident leads to delays

BBC Travel

There are delays on St Alkmund's Way (next to the BBC Radio Derby studios)

due to a two-car accident.


Watch: Poynton on fatal crash

Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton has been talking about the car crash

which killed his father and left him with serious leg injuries.

Tom and Keith Poynton
David Griffin

The 24-year-old was a passenger in a Ferrari Spider when his father Keith lost control and hit a tree last April.

Cycle hub raided again

BBC Radio Derby

Derby's Park Bikeworks cycle hub has been broken into for a third time.

Park Bikeworks

A thief used a gas cylinder to break a downstairs window before stealing tills from the Full Street venue last night.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The Conservatives, Lib Dems and UKIP have criticised a move to appoint Derby City Council's boss on a permanent basis.

You can hear more on this in my

10:00 bulletin.

Day for the bowlers

BBC Sport

A total of 15 wickets fell on

day two of Derbyshire v Lancashire at the County Ground.

The visitors will start day three on 36-3 in their second innings - a lead of 55 runs.