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  1. Updates on Wednesday 22 April 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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Today's Local Live updates have finished. We'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

Tonight's weather

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It's a dry end to the day with cloud continuing to increase. There will be some clear spells overnight, but there will be extensive low cloud for most with some patchy fog.

Tomorrow will start cloudy, with some patchy dense fog which will gradually lift and leave a settled afternoon with plenty of sunny spells. Maximum temperatures of 15C (59F).

'Thousands more using food banks'

BBC Radio Derby

More than 2,400 visits have been made to the Trussell Trust's food bank at Clay Cross in the past year, with

record numbers receiving aid across the UK.

Charity spokesman Andrew Fellows tells

BBC Radio Derby : "We have seen most people coming in because of the benefit change or the benefit delay and now we are seeing people coming in that have got low incomes, so even people that are employed are struggling."

New boss for Rolls-Royce

Derby-based manufacturer Rolls-Royce has announced its chief executive John Rishton will retire in July,

BBC Business reports.

John Rishton

Mr Rishton has been with the firm since 2011 and said it was "time for a change in lifestyle". He will be replaced by Warren East, who is already a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce and has been with the firm since last year.

Council 'concern' for special school

BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council says although the Royal School for the Deaf Derby is out of its control, it is "concerned" by what Ofsted inspectors found during their last visit.

However, Andrew Bunyan, director for children and young people said: "We are pleased to hear the school's trustees have acted to strengthen the governance of the school and have brought in new leadership. We hope the actions of the trustees will bring about rapid improvement in the school."

How important is spelling to you?

BBC Radio Derby

Jon Wheale, Labour candidate for Burton and Uttoxeter has caused outrage with his misspelling of Uttoxeter on one of his election leaflets. Two years ago the same word was also spelt wrong on a road sign in Uttoxeter New Road. Derby.

Uttoxeter New Road sign

BBC Radio Derby's Alexandra Hamilton has been out testing residents on their spelling of the Staffordshire town. Hear how they faired after 17:30 today.

Deaf school fails in five key areas

Ofsted inspectors have placed a residential school for deaf children in Derby into special measures after a recent inspection found pupils were put at risk of grooming, reports

BBC News Online.

Royal School for the Deaf Derby

The Royal School for the Deaf Derby was rated inadequate in five key areas - overall effectiveness, outcomes for residential pupils, quality of residential provision and care, residential pupil safety and leadership.

Derbyshire cricketer's inspiring story

Angela Rafferty

Sports Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

I've been speaking to Derbyshire County Cricket Club's Tom Poynton on living life to the full after a devastating tragedy - a real inspiration.

Hear more on tonight's

East Midlands Today from 18:30.

Accident in Lea Bridge

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

tweets: Fire crews from #Matlock & #Alfreton are dealing with an RTC on Lea Road,Lea Bridge. Assisting colleagues from
@DerbysPolice. One casualty extricated - Helimed on scene

Congestion on the roads

BBC Travel

There are some traffic issues on the roads across Derby and Derbyshire during the evening rush hour.

Check your journey before you travel


News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In the bulletin at

17:00: More than 2,400 people used the food bank in Clay Cross last year, according to new figures released by the Trussell Trust, a charity founded to provide emergency food and support.

Domestic abuse victim talks to Radio Derby

A Derby woman who was abused by her husband for 20 years has been speaking to

BBC Radio Derby about how she escaped and what has now spurred her on to raise money for domestic violence charity
Refuge by running the London Marathon.

Refuge charity

Jilly Gossling experienced emotional, physical and financial abuse at the hands of her husband and said: "The main message I want to share is that there is life after abuse and I am living proof of this."

Listen again to her interview.

Graffiti memorial to skater to be painted over

Amber Valley Borough Council has warned

it will be repainting Belper Skate Park on Friday after graffiti appeared paying tribute to a 16-year-old who died last month.

Mitchell Rodgers

Mitchell Rodgers, a keen skateboarder, was hit by a train at Belper railway station in March and the council says people have until Friday to take photos of the memorial painted by his friends.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In the bulletin at

16:00: East Staffordshire Police have seized 200 cannabis plants from a house in Burton following a tip-off.

Two upstairs rooms and the loft were full of plants. Bin bags of vegetation were also recovered.

Derbyshire thrashed

Iain O'Brien

BBC Test Match Special

Derbyshire have been thrashed in their opening County Championship match against Lancashire.

365 was the target. Derbyshire were 27-2 overnight and then lost 8-87. Only two hours were needed at the 3a County Ground as they lost by 250 runs.

BBC Sport has the full report.

Latest updates

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Domestic abuse victim speaks out

Jilly Gossling, from Derby, has been talking to

BBC Radio Derby's Sally Pepper about how she got out of an abusive relationship of 20 years with her three children and just £300.

Jilly Gossling

She said: "He had total control over my finances. I just had to hand over any money I earned. It took me five years to save £300 by hiding it in a Tampax box because I knew he wouldn't look there."

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In the headlines at

15:00: A new governing body is being brought into the Royal School for the Deaf Derby which has been placed in special measures by Ofsted.

After an unannounced visit in March inspectors found that promises to change things at the school following an inspection last year had not been kept.

Derby school pupils 'still at risk'

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

In February, Ofsted ruled the residential part of the Royal School for the Deaf Derby was inadequate and that youngsters had been put at risk of grooming and sexual exploitation.

That led to promised changes at the school, but this latest inspection found children are still at risk. There's also been damning criticism of the school's leadership and the monitoring of pupils' absence and their academic progress.

Hear more on

East Midlands Today this evening.

Peculiar polling station locations

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Two band rooms in High Peak, Derbyshire will be used as polling stations next month, reports

BBC News Online.

Car polling station

What are the most peculiar locations for polling stations where you live?

Tweet or
email me today and let me know.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

14:00 bulletin: Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been placed in special measures by Ofsted.

Man jailed for sexual activity with a child

A 29-year-old man who met a 14-year-old girl via Facebook and told her he was 18

has been jailed for four years after admitting sexual activity with a child., Derbyshire Police says.

James Craig
Derbyshire Constabulary

James Craig, from First Avenue, Carlton was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Friday.

'Record number' of visits to food banks

A record 43,000 visits were made

to food banks run by the Trussell Trust in the East Midlands last year.

Inside food bank

The charity says more than 16,000 of the visits were by children.

The trust says problems with benefits remain the biggest reason for food bank use, but there's also been an increase in referrals due to low incomes.

Slow traffic on A61 Derby Road

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A61 Derby Road in Wingerworth, at the Longedge Lane junction in the roadworks area.

Get the latest information.

News on the hour

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

In the bulletin at

13:00: Graffiti in memory of 16-year-old Mitchell Rodgers, who was hit by a train at Belper railway station last month, is to be painted over.

England's strangest polling stations

Laurence Cawley

BBC News

A launderette, a caravan and a school bus are all going to be used as voters in England take to the polls on 7 May.

BBC News Online takes a look at some of the country's strangest polling stations, including two band huts being used in Glossop and New Mills in High Peak, Derbyshire.

Unusual polling stations

Special school problems continue

In February Ofsted inspectors raised concerns at the Royal School for the Deaf Derby of

pupils being put at risk of exploitation and grooming.

Royal School for the Deaf Derby

The school was rated "inadequate" at the time and the principal was suspended for "failing to promote the safeguarding needs of the pupils".

BBC to air Clarkson's final Top Gear scenes

Footage of Jeremy Clarkson taken during his last days on Top Gear will be screened later this year.

Jeremy Clarkson
Getty Images

BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw said the scenes would likely be broadcast this summer.

Clarkson, who went to school in Repton, did not have his contract renewed by the BBC following his 'fracas' with a Top Gear producer.

Read more on this story.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

I'll be bringing you the headlines at

12:00: Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been placed in special measures, following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Concerns over safeguarding were raised during a residential inspection at the school in December.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the

11:00 bulletin: Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been put into special measures by Ofsted.

Inspectors arrived unannounced in March and concluded that promises to improve safeguarding highlighted as a result of an earlier inspection have not been kept.

Amla signs for Derbyshire

BBC Sport

The man ranked third in the world for test batting

has been signed by Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Hashim Amla
Getty Images

Hashim Amla, test captain for South Africa will start for the club next month, covering for Martin Guptill who's been recalled for test cricket with New Zealand.

Read more here.

Robber jailed for knife raids at shops

Burton Mail

A robber who threatened to cut the throats of shop assistants in Burton has been

jailed for more than four years.

Ofsted inspectors raise fresh concerns

Ofsted carried out an unexpected inspection at the Royal School for the Deaf Derby last month following a complaint which it said had "raised serious concerns".

Royal School for the Deaf Derby
Royal School for the Deaf Derby

In the

latest report inspectors said the school's governing body was not fulfilling its duty to keep pupils safe, pupil absence is not investigated sufficiently and the achievement of pupils was not analysed precisely enough.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the

10:00 bulletin: Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been placed in special measures following a recent Ofsted inspection. Concerns over safeguarding were raised during a residential inspection in December.

A38 disruption this morning

BBC Travel

There is some disruption on the A38 southbound this morning because of a broken down car at Markeaton island.

Follow updates


Cat caught in illegal trap saved

Ashbourne News Telegraph

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

saved by vets in Ashbourne.

Royal School for Deaf in special measures

BBC Radio Derby

Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been placed in special measures after a recent Ofsted inspection.

The clerk to the governors says a strengthened governing body will be put in place as soon as possible to address gaps identified by the inspectors in the experience, expertise and ability of the governing body.

Office complex plan on hold

Derby Telegraph

Plans for a major £150 million office complex - which would be the biggest in Derby - are

on hold and face being axed completely.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the

09:00 bulletin: City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty has been talking about his new world record. Adam, from Uttoxeter,
set the fastest time ever in the 100-metre breaststroke on Friday night.

Adam Peaty