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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 5 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage has now ended and will return tomorrow morning at 08:00. 

Weather: Fine and dry night

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will remain dry across all parts tonight with patchy cloud, clear spells and light winds.

BBC weather grid
BBC

Generally temperatures will be in mid single figures, although it could become quite chilly in rural areas with lows of 6C (43F). 

Your photos: May across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There are some great colours on the trees at the moment and none more so than at High Peak. 

Sunrise at High Peak
Mike Swain

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Mike Swain for the pic. 

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire: 

Festival 'welcomes lots of visitors from all over the world'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Caroline Healy is one of the volunteers who helps get the wells in Tissington ready for the festival. 

"It is a very important tradition for Tissington, it always welcomes lots of visitors from all over the world," she said. 

"It is very unique and is such a beautiful environment for people to see all the wells in the village." 

In pictures: Tissington Well Dressing

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

And here's another...

Tissington Well Dressing
Sir Richard FitzHerbert

In pictures: Tissington Well Dressing

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Tissington Well Dressings are around in the village until Wednesday 11 May, but here's a look at one of them if you can't make it. 

Well Dressing
Sir Richard FitzHerbet

Referee Robinson has 'form' at iPro

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

And for the real anoraks out there - Mr Robinson booked two Derby players in that game. 

Richard Keogh and Nick Blackman. 

But you really don't care do you? 

Referee revealed for final game of season

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Referee Tim Robinson is in charge of things this weekend at iPro Stadium for the visit of Ipswich Town. 

Tim Robinson
Getty Images

Unfortunately, the last time he was in charge of a Rams game was the 3-0 loss to Birmingham in January.

Your photos: May across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It's beginning to look and feel like summer across Derbyshire. 

Matlock Bath
Sam's House

A great day to be on the cable car in Matlock Bath even. 

Weekend win would complete comeback for retired Olympian

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This weekend could see a return to the winner's podium for former Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms and Team Derby in the National Badminton League finals.

Gail Emms
Getty Images

The 38-year-old, who was coaxed out of retirement to play, said: "I have been championing this league for so long, it's something we really wanted. 

"I want to rave and shout but then I think, 'Oh no, I've got to play and I'd better not embarrass myself!"'

Police appeal for information in 'car flip' crash

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A car ended up on it's roof in Burton this morning after a crash with another vehicle. 

It happened on Shobnall Road at the junction with Wellington Road. 

The driver of the overturned car managed to get out himself - the other car didn't stop.

Rams could break 29-year-old record

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

One for the statisticians out there...

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Voters head to polls in elections

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here are two voters heading to the polling booths at Chaddesden Hall earlier today. 

Voters
BBC

This is pretty much all I can bring you on today's elections until 22:00 when polls close and here's why. 

Man 'exposed himself' in Derby

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Police are appealing for more information after a man was seen exposing himself behind a container in a car park in Derby yesterday afternoon. 

It is believed to have happened at the Enthusiasm Community Centre at about 14:45. 

Your photos: May across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Lovely day for a spot of fishing. 

Fishing lake
Janice's Patch

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Janice's Patch for this shot of Wingerworth near Chesterfield. 

Visitors flock to village to see 'Well Dressing'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you fancy seeing some more of those fabulous well dressings from Tissington then the Ashbourne News Telegraph's photographer has been at the event. 

Their gallery is well worth a look. 

Listen: Scott Carson's pre-Ipswich interview

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you want to continue to browse this page, but listen to that Scott Carson interview in full, then here you go. 

Carson: It's been a 'pretty good' season

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson has been reflecting on the Rams' year ahead of the club's final game of the league season against Ipswich. 

Scott Carson
Getty Images

"I think it's gone pretty well," the former England goalkeeper said. 

"Obviously we had a bit of a sticky patch around Christmas that knocked the momentum, but overall it has been a pretty good season." 

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire: 

Former Rams skipper undergoes heart surgery

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Get well soon Robin...

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Sheep 'put to work' in Matlock Bath

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Wonder if the sheep got anything for their trouble...

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'Stroke of luck helped us get Sir Ben,' organiser says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ben Marsh, one of the organisers of the Derby Film Festival, has been speaking about how they managed to persuade Sir Ben Kingsley to come along. 

"We left it quite late in sending the request through and I think that's kind of helped out. 

"He's said he's free this Saturday and would love to do it so said - 'let's do it.'"

Racing at Uttoxeter

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you fancy a flutter this afternoon then there's an eight-race card at Uttoxeter. 

Uttoxeter races weighing room
Getty Images

It gets under way at 13:30 with the Weatherbys Hamilton Conditional Jockeys' 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle. 

Yep, try saying that all in one breath...

Goalscoring exploits earn Russell recognition

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Johnny Russell scored four goals in six games in April. 

Johnny Russell
Getty Images

He's up against Brentford striker Scott Hogan, Burnley defender Michael Keane and Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert. 

Russell up for player of the month award

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

We're in the annual awards season in football, but that doesn't mean an end to the more common monthly gongs. 

Johnny Russell
Getty Images

Rams forward Johnny Russell has been nominated for the Championship player of the month award for April.

Your photos: May across Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Alan in Barlborough for this pic of a gorgeous morning in his garden. 

Garden
Alan in Barlborough

That said, it looks like it could well be a day to cut the grass too, Alan. 

Listen: Chesney Hughes on Northants draw

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It's been a great start to the season for Chesney Hughes, but Derbyshire could only draw at Northamptonshire this week. 

Chesney Hughes speaks of getting over 400 first class runs

In pictures: Tissington Well Dressing Festival

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I promised you impressive and here is one of the completed Tissington wells. 

Town well in Tissington
Annie Maudling

Thanks to Annie Maudling for the pic. 

Police on election patrol

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ripley Town Centre Police tweets...

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Visitor 'absolutely loves' well dressing festival

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Tissington's well dressings attract helpers from all over the place, including Lindy Rowe from London, who has come up for four years to lend a hand. 

She said: "I love it. I absolutely love it. I'm part of the flower arranging team for my church in Wimbledon so this makes a lovely change to doing flower arrangements for weddings." 

'Well Dressing' to attract thousands of visitors to village

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A small Derbyshire village is expecting around 35,000 visitors over the next week. 

Well Dessing
Sir Richard FitzHerbert

Tissington's holding it's annual Well Dressing Festival and its six wells have been decorated thanks to dozens of volunteers.

If you're in the area they're well worth going to have a look at. Very impressive. 

Blessing to begin well dressings season in Tissington

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Dales District Council tweets...

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Apprenticeships available within BBC

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The powers that be have asked me to draw your attention to this exciting opportunity within the BBC. 

BBC studio
BBC

It's the Apprentice Broadcast Operator scheme. 

You've got until Sunday 8 May to apply. 

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across your region: 

  • Polling has begun in council and PCC elections across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire
  • Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley will be appearing at the Derby Film Festival on Saturday
  • Derby forward Johnny Russell has been nominated for the Championship player of the month award for April

On this day in 2001

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

What a win that was...

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Road reopens following crash and vehicle fire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Derby reporter Martyn Williams has just taken this pic showing the A50 this morning after yesterday's crash. 

A50
BBC

A section of the road was closed for about 10 hours. 

Sir Ben Kingsley set for Derby Film Festival

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

And here's an amusing looking pic of Sir Ben at the recent Jungle Book premiere. 

Sir Ben Kingsley
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

No particular reason, just thought you'd enjoy it. 

Ghandi star set for city's film festival

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley is a late addition to the bill for the Derby Film Festival. 

Sir Ben Kingsley
Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

The Ghandi star will be "in conversation" at an event on Saturday.