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  1. Updates for Friday 15 May 2015
  2. The trust in charge of Derby hospitals is fined £250,000 for handover delays

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Have a good weekend

Today's Local Live updates have now finished. The service will return at 08:00 on Monday.

Missing man appeal

Police have asked for the public's help in finding a 29-year-old man from Killamarsh who has gone missing.

James Wheelhouse

was last seen at a friend's house on Sunday.

Burst water pipe in Derby

Severn Trent Water says it is carrying out emergency repairs on a burst pipe on Traffic Street in Derby.

However, the firm says the work can be completed without closing the road.

Man punched pensioner with Alzheimer's

Derby Telegraph

A pensioner who suffers from Alzheimer's disease

was punched to the floor on a bus by another passenger who was frustrated how long it was taking the elderly man to find his fare.

East Midlands Today

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

At 18:30 on BBC One, find out why there's a new four-legged star at this year's Chatsworth Horse Trials.

Simon Hare

Peaty predicts more success

BBC Sport

Double breaststroke world record holder Adam Peaty

believes his best is still to come.

Adam Peaty
Getty Images

The City of Derby swimmer, from Uttoxeter, told BBC East Midlands Today: "There are lots of areas I can improve to get every millimetre out of myself."

Mild night

Anna Church

BBC Weather

Cloud will gradually increase this evening with some light and patchy rain overnight, although it should be dry by dawn. Lows of 11C (52F).

Ex-Ram leaves Blades

BBC Sport

Former Derby County midfielder Ben Davies

has been released by Sheffield United.

Ben Davies

The 33-year-old joined the Blades from Derby last summer after impressing in a loan spell.

'Calmness' call after pupil death

Martyn Williams

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Merrill Academy wrote to parents after a 13-year-old pupil was found dead at home yesterday morning.

Flowers at Merrill Academy
Gavin Bevis

In the letter, it said: "I would ask all parents/carers at this time to continue to work alongside the Academy in maintaining as calm and focused an atmosphere as possible."

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances involved in the death of the pupil, who has not yet been named.

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of our top stories this afternoon:

  • The trust in charge of Derby hospitals
    is fined over delays in admitting patients arriving by ambulance
  • Merrill Academy appeals for calm after a Year 8 pupil is found dead
  • Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty
    says his best is yet to come

Village vandalism appeal

Crewswell's safer neighbourhood team

tweets: Creswell has had a line of blue paint spray painted across the village if you know who is responsible please call 101

Parking watch

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

I wouldn't want to have been illegally parked in the Cathedral Quarter this lunchtime - I spotted three traffic wardens within 20m of each other.

Fight witnesses sought

Police want to hear from anyone who saw a man and a woman fighting on Melling Close in Chesterfield

at about 08:50 on 6 May. Call 101 if you can help.

Quarndon crash

BBC Travel

The junction of Kedleston Road and Church Road in Quarndon is partially blocked

following an accident.

In the shade

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Keith Bown's photo shows a pair of cows staying in the shade in sunny Baslow.

Cows in Baslow
Keith Bown

Email or
tweet us if you've taken any great animal pics. I'll share my favourites on Local Live.

Extra cases for Derby social workers

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Government figures show social workers in Derby are taking on 50% more cases than the national average.

Each social worker handles an average of 24 cases of children in need, compared to the national average of 16.

Lorry blocks route

BBC Travel

A broken down lorry is partially blocking

the A53 in Upper Hulme near the Winking Man pub.

Anniversary for art group

Belper News

Belper Art Group

celebrated its 40th anniversary over the weekend, with its latest annual exhibition and art competition.

Scooter sessions to cut congestion

Police are trying to cut traffic congestion around Kilburn Junior School by encouraging more children to walk, cycle and scooter to work.

Scooter session
Derbyshire Police

Officers also visited the school this week to teach pupils how to ride their scooters more safely.

Flipped car shuts road

BBC Travel

The junction of Staker Lane and Haven Baulk Lane in Littleover

is closed because of an overturned car.

Lead stolen from church roof

Derby Telegraph

Around £20,000 worth of lead has been

stolen from a church roof.

All Saints Church in Sudbury is now looking at installing CCTV and using an alternative to lead in a bid to deter thieves from returning.

High Peak fly-tipping highlighted

BBC Radio Derby

Council bosses say there have been more than 400 cases of fly-tipping in the High Peak area over the past 12 months.

The borough council said it was currently spending about £50,000 a year dealing with the problem.

Players told to get fresh

Derby County boss Steve McClaren has told his players they need to turn their failure to make the play-offs into a positive

by returning extra fresh for the new season.

Steve McClaren
Getty Images

He said: "The players will now get six or seven weeks' break to get refreshed and ready to go again.

"It is important that they come back refreshed, re-charged and determined to hit the ground running."

Crash in Matlock

BBC Travel

An accident has partially blocked

the A615 Matlock Green in Matlock between the A632 Lime Tree Road and Alders Lane.

Motorway delays

BBC Travel

A lane is closed on the M42 southbound

between J11 and J10 because of a broken down vehicle.

Battle over new shop

Matlock Mercury

Two developers are battling to win planning permission

to build a new supermarket in Bakewell.

New face

Sunday Politics

New Erewash MP Maggie Throup is a guest on this week's

Sunday Politics East Midlands.

Maggie Throup

Watch BBC One at 11:00 on Sunday.

Horse trials weekend

Martyn Williams

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

I'm in Bakewell for the first day of the Chatsworth Horse Trials.

Chatsworth Horse Trials

About 10,000 visitors are expected at the three-day event, which will feature 500 international class horses competing in dressage, show-jumping and cross-country.

Joint base to cost £14m

A contract is being signed today for work to begin on a new shared headquarters for Derbyshire's fire and police services.

Shared headquarters building
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

The £14m project will see the fire service's current base in Littleover close as staff move to the new facility being built at the current police headquarters in Ripley.

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of our top stories this morning:

  • The trust in charge of Derby hospitals
    is fined £250,000 for handover delays
  • School pupils are offered counselling after a 13-year-old boy dies
  • Derby's Local Studies Library reopens after switching buildings

Council embraces anti-homophobia day

Derbyshire county councillors in Matlock have been showing their support for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Councillors with rainbow flag
Derbyshire County Council

The awareness campaign has also been backed

by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Crash kills biker

Derbyshire Times

A motorcyclist has died after an accident in Chesterfield on Thursday evening.

Saunders keen to develop young talent

New Chesterfield manager Dean Saunders

says he plans to prioritise youth development at the club.

Dean Saunders
Getty Images

He said: "There's a great academy here and the willingness to bring the youth players through is something I feel strongly about.

"I like the thought of working with the younger lads and the academy and bringing our own players through."

Your photos

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Many thanks to Keith Bown for sending us this splendid photo of the River Derwent running through the Chatsworth estate.

River Derwent
Keith Bown

If you've taken any brilliant pics of Derbyshire,

email or
tweet them to us.

Inspired by 'sexist' poster

Derby Telegraph

A healthcare assistant who spent £11,000 creating her dream look said controversial "beach body" adverts

had been "inspirational and motivational".

Exciting time for Peaty

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Uttoxeter's swimming superstar Adam Peaty says he's looking forward to an exciting 18 months as he prepares for the World Championships in Russia and the Olympic Games in Rio.

Adam Peaty

The Russian event is just two months away, with Peaty heavy favourite to win gold in the 50m and 100m breaststroke.

Weather update

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

The cloud will continue to lift and break through the morning to give bright or sunny spells for many by this afternoon. Highs of 15C (59F).

Year 8 pupil found dead

Burton Mail


have revealed more details of a 13-year-old Derbyshire boy who died.

Shared HQ contract to be signed

BBC Radio Derby

A contract will be signed today to build a new shared headquarters for Derbyshire's police and fire services in Ripley.

The county's fire authority and police and crime commissioner approved proposals for a joint base in December.