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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 18 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Euan Duncan

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Today's Local Live updates have come to an end. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow. 

Weather: Cloud thins leading to colder conditions by morning

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

It will be a dry night but the cloud will thin and break leading to clearer skies by morning with lows of 1C (34F) in rural areas.

Weather temperatures for 7am on Tuesday April 19
BBC

Madsen innings ends on 150

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Back to Bristol now where Derbyshire's first innings ended on 444 against Gloucestershire with Wayne Madsen the last batsman out for 150.

The teams are having tea before the home side start their reply.

Primary place figures show slight fall in Derbyshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Families have been finding out today whether they got their first choice of primary school for September.

Derbyshire County Council says 92.7% of children will get their first preference, and 97.9% will be offered a place at one of their preferred schools.

Families finding out today whether they got their first choice of primary school for September
BBC

The figures are slightly down on this time last year.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of the main stories we're covering today:

Seeds undergo space test

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It might prove to be their first taste of space, as some schoolchildren in Derbyshire are planting rocket seeds that have orbited the Earth with astronaut Tim Peake.

Keira Brodrick, Harry Drew and Amelia Hawkes from Chaucer Junior School in Ilkeston
BBC

Keira Brodrick, Harry Drew and Amelia Hawkes from Chaucer Junior School in Ilkeston are going to be monitoring the seeds as they grow to see if being in space has any significant impact.

Super kitchen plan to redirect supermarket food surplus

Buxton Advertiser

New Mills has been chosen as the next destination for a local authority initiative tackling food poverty and isolation with supermarket waste.

Council plea over damaged swing

Erewash Borough Council is appealing for help to find whoever damaged a basket swing in Cotmanhay.

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Gilbert exits Crucible at first round stage

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The world's leading snooker players are in Sheffield for the World Championships, including Derby-born David Gilbert.

His stay at the Crucible Theatre was short-lived, as he's lost his first round match by ten frames to seven to Ronnie O'Sullivan.

David Gilbert
Getty Images

 O'Sullivan is likely to face disciplinary action for refusing to do his media duties after the match.  

Police aim to protect pilgrims from fraud

BBC Radio Derby

A campaign to protect the Muslim community from being scammed during the Hajj pilgrimage is being supported by Derbyshire Police. 

Up to 25,000 British Muslims make the pilgrimage each year and spend around £125m.

Hajj pilgrimage to Saudia Arabia
BBC

But fraudsters offering bogus travel packages to Saudi Arabia mean some pilgrims have lost as much as £33,000.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a summary of the main stories we're covering this afternoon.

  • Police issue photofit of man wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Spondon
  • Eight-year-old boy punched and kicked after being approached by group of youths in Swanwick
  • And Madsen makes a century in first game after giving up Derbyshire captaincy

Madsen makes positive start

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Giving up the captaincy could be a weight off the shoulders for Derbyshire cricketer Wayne Madsen.

Wayne Madsen
Getty Images

In their opening game of the new cricket season, former skipper Madsen was 130 not out, a short time ago, with Derbyshire 400-7 against Gloucestershire in Bristol.

Brewers boss calls for fans backing

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Tense times for Burton Albion as the club aims to clinch promotion to the Championship.

Brewers boss Nigel Clough has called on supporters to back the team through a difficult period.

Nigel Clough
Empics

He says he can't understand some of the negativity coming from the stands: "I'm always amazed when you get the odd supporter who makes a negative comment when you're second in the league.

"Honestly I'm staggered by it. If you've got the energy to shout and you want to shout, shout something positive."

Historic pole formed from larch tree

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I've been talking about the new Stanage Pole which was put up in the Peak District yesterday.

The new pole is a larch tree trunk from one of the small plantations next to the Long Causeway
Peak District Park National Authority

The pole has been made from a larch tree trunk and is surrounded by boulders with various dates etched into them.

Travel: Lane blocked by breakdown on A50

BBC Travel

A broken down vehicle is blocking a lane of the A50 eastbound in Foston between J6 for the A511 and the Sutton Lane junction. 

Man treated in hospital after house fire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a house fire in Sun Street in Derby.

The photograph shows flames coming out of the roof of the property.  

House fire on Sun Street in Derby
Gerard Hakin

Fire crews from Derby and Ilkeston were called to put out the fire on Thursday evening.

Madsen eyeing up century

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's day two of Derbyshire's opening County Championship game away to Gloucestershire.

Wayne Madsen is 87 not out as Derbyshire were 319 for six in their first innings at lunch.

Wayne Madsen
Getty Images

Commentary continues on BBC Radio Derby with Dave Fletcher on 1116AM.

Attack on eight-year-old in Swanwick

BBC Radio Derby

Police are appealing for witnesses after an eight-year-old boy was assaulted in Swanwick.

He and his brother were in a park off Windsor Close on Wednesday when they were approached by a group of youths thought to be aged around 15. 

One of them kicked the boy off the swing, and then kicked and punched him while he was on the floor.

Village shop hopes to be cut above the rest

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's could be a special day for the village shop at Hartington, as it's is due to find out later today whether it's won a national award.

The Old Cheese Shop has been nominated for cheesemonger of the year.

The Old Cheese Shop in Hartington
Google

It's up against three other shops and will find out at an award ceremony in Birmingham this afternoon.  

Weather: Many areas remain dry this afternoon

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

One or two light showers are possible this afternoon although many places will remain dry with highs of 11C (52F).

Weather temperatures for Monday April 18 to Tuesday 19
BBC

It will become cooler again overnight, with an isolated frost patch towards eastern areas where skies may clear, with lows elsewhere of 4C (39F).

Police issue photofit of sex attack suspect

BBC Radio Derby

Police investigating a sexual assault in Spondon in December have issued a photofit of the man they're looking for.

A 28-year-old woman was assaulted by a man as she walked along the footpath between West Drive and Acorn Way.

Photofit of man police want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Spondon
Derbyshire Police

Police believe the offender may have had cuts on his face over the Christmas period, and hope someone will recognise the e-fit picture.

Rams homing in on play-offs

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Plenty of talking points in the world of football today, but locally Derby County seem certain to be in the Championship play-offs, while Burton Albion want to avoid the League One play-offs as they battle for automatic promotion.

Rams head coach Darren Wassall says his team are picking up momentum at precisely the right time of the season after a fourth win in five matches.

Johnny Russell
BBC

A Johnny Russell goal earned Derby three points at Charlton.

Funding issue threat to gay pride event

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

We're familiar with events being cancelled because of a lack of funding, and that's the situation facing Derby's Gay Pride group.

Its committee says cuts to charitable funding and a lack of sponsors means its gay pride event currently won't go ahead in September.

Andy Brown
BBC

Andy Brown is one of the organisers and said: "Everyone's trying to get money from different sources, the businesses around Derby, and there's obviously not enough to go around."

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of the main stories we're covering this morning.

Cable crime proving costly

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A spate of cable crime in the East Midlands has been causing disruption to the region's train services.

Thieves have stolen cable in Long Eaton and Nottingham seven times during the last four weeks.

Network Rail says 331 passenger services have been delayed or cancelled, at a cost of almost £120,000, and it's appealing for information.

Hughes misses out on century

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The familiar sound of leather on willow reminds us the cricket season is under way, with Derbyshire in action at Gloucestershire.

The Falcons made a decent start ending day one at Bristol on 242-3 with Chesney Hughes out for 96.  

Chesney Hughes
PA

There's full commentary of the second day's play on 1116AM and online with Dave Fletcher from 10:55.

Council phone lines down

It seems there are some telephone line issues in the north of the county. Chesterfield FC has also reported similar problems.  

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Campaign to improve rights for terminally ill staff

I went through terrible stress on my own. It was a terrible thing to do to a terminally ill person and I just want to spare any other person going through that. HR people will have to be trained in this, employers will have to be trained in this. And a bit like maternity leave if you then victimise, or try and dismiss, or do terrible things to your employee then you will be accountable."

Jacci Woodcock from Milfordthe face of a campaign for better rights for people with terminal illness

Pole probably marked boundary between kingdoms

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

What we do know about the Stanage Pole is that it marks the Derbyshire and Yorkshire boundary.

History suggests it's possibly the boundary between the former kingdoms of Mercia and Northumbria. 

The pole is situated close to Stanage Edge, the largest of the gritstone edges that overlook Hathersage
Peak District National Park Authority

The new pole at Stanage Edge coincides with the 65th anniversary of the Peak District National Park.

Pole's origins shrouded in mystery

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I seem to remember it was Toyah who had a hit single with It's a Mystery ... here's one of our own steeped in history.

I'm talking about a wooden pole in the Peak District... it seems nobody knows when a pole was first put up near Stanage Edge or why.

Stanage Pole
Peak District National Park Authority

The pole's been replaced after the previous one was removed for safety reasons.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

These are the main stories we're covering today.

Change in law aim to protect terminally ill at work

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

It's the kind of news that can knock the stuffing out of you ... Jacci Woodcock from Milford was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2012.

Jacci says her employer gave her no support and tried to get her sacked after she was diagnosed.

Jacci Woodcock
BBC

Now she wants a change in legislation to protect people like her.

Weather: Chance of light drizzle, but mainly dry day

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's the local weather forecast for today.

Terminally ill woman's campaign to help others

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

You have to admire her courage... a terminally ill woman from Derbyshire is the face of a campaign being launched in Parliament today based on her own experience at work.

Jacci Woodcock from Milford says her employer gave her no support when she told the company about about her diagnosis.

Jacci Woodcock
BBC

Jacci was given a year to live when she found out she had breast cancer.

Good morning: Join us for today's live news coverage

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I'll bring you details of a campaign being launched in Parliament today by a terminally ill Derbyshire woman, as well as the rest of today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

Dying to Work campaign being launched in Parliament
TUC

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