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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 22 February 2017
  2. Police name 14-year-old boy killed in scooter crash
  3. Derby's Market Hall to stay closed due to expected storm
  4. Video appeal after woman attacked in city centre
  5. Rams v Burton finishes 0-0
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We'll be back on Thursday at 08:00.

Weather: Wind and rain expected

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Tonightit'll be cloudy with wind increasing overnight. Heavy and persistent rain is expected during the night and through the early hours. Lows of 8C (46F).

Weather chart
BBC

Your pictures: Enjoying the breeze

BBC Weather Watchers

Heanor Tog writes: "To say the weather was supposed to be wet and windy, we've only had the wind....but with some sunny spells. Here is some Highland cattle enjoying the breeze at Shipley Country Park."  

Highland cattle
Heanor Tog

Town centre attack leaves man with fractured skull

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 49-year-old man suffered a fractured skull when he was knocked unconscious by a teenager in Ilkeston Market Place, police have said.

The assault happened after the man was confronted by a group of young people at about 18:40 on 13 February. 

Listen: Midfielder on Brewers blank

BBC Derby Sport

Here's Jacob Butterfield reflecting on Derby County's forlorn search for a winner against Burton Albion at Pride Park Stadium last night.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a final round-up of our top stories:

  • Tributes are paid to a 14-year-old boy killed in a scooter crash in South Normanton
  • Derby's Market Hall will stay closed tomorrow due to expected stormy weather
  • Police share a video of a man they want to speak to about an attack on a woman in Derby

Market Hall to shut due to storm

Andrew Strachan

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Derby's Market Hall will be closed tomorrow over fears high winds could put people's safety at risk.

The council is carrying out repair work to windows - and the frames around them - high up in the hall and says it isn't prepared to take any risks in extreme weather conditions.

Derby Market Hall
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Listen: McClaren on Brewers stalemate

BBC Derby Sport

Here's our full interview with Steve McClaren after the Rams failed to find the net against Burton Albion last night.

Watch: Video appeal after woman assaulted

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This man is wanted by police after a woman was attacked in Derby city centre.

Detectives said the woman was assaulted near St Werburgh's Church in Friar Gate in the early hours of 7 January.

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Tributes to scooter death boy

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a little more on the 14-year-old boy killed in a scooter crash in South Normanton on Sunday being named as Connor Revill.

The family of the Tibshelf Community School pupil described him as being "loved by everyone".

Villa Park next for Rams

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's who the Rams will be facing in the coming weeks. Full fixture list here.

Derby County fixtures
BBC

Have Rams blown play-off chance?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Last night's 0-0 stalemate against Burton has left Derby County 10 points adrift of the play-off places with 13 games left this season.

Championship table
BBC

Your views: Remembering Colin Bloomfield

Facebook

Some lovely comments on our Facebook page on what would have been Colin Bloomfield's 35th birthday.

Toni Sharley posted: "We all miss this lovely young man. Happy birthday Colin."  

Colin Bloomfield
BBC

Teen tennis star died of natural causes

Burton Mail

The family of a talented tennis player who collapsed and died suddenly while taking his dogs for a walk has spoken of its anguish and the "hole left in their lives" after a coroner's report confirmed the teenager died of natural causes.

Watch: When will Storm Doris hit us?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

If you're worried about Storm Doris, BBC Weather's John Hammond has a pretty comprehensive round-up of where it's going to be most severe and when...

New boss for Brewers' rivals

BBC Derby Sport

An interesting development for Burton Albion fans - fellow relegation battlers Blackburn Rovers have just appointed Tony Mowbray as their new manager.

Tony Mowbray
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Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of our top stories right now:

  • Police have named a 14-year-old boy who died in a crash involving a car and a scooter
  • A "mindless" vandalism spree at Long Eaton's West Park leaves councillors fuming
  • A Burton boxer is Anthony Joshua's sparring partner ahead of his big fight with Wladimir Klitschko

Van vandal sought by police

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police are hunting a young man with blonde hair who smashed a camper van's front window by throwing a rock at it.

It happened in Burlington Road in Buxton on 31 January. Call 101 if you can help.

Your photos: Brailsford rainbow

BBC Weather Watchers

Did you see a rainbow over Derbyshire yesterday? Anne sent us this photo from Brailsford.

Rainbow in Brailsford
Anne

This afternoon's weather

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A mixed bag really… some cloud around, a couple of light showers (in southern parts of the East Midlands) and also a few brighter spells. Highs of 11C (52F).

Councillor 'furious' about park vandalism

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The West Park vandalism spree has left Mike Wallis, the council's lead member for culture and leisure, fuming.

He said: "To say we are absolutely furious at this latest vandalism would be an understatement.

Graffiti
Erewash Borough Council

"In fact it is very difficult to find words that adequately describe our anger and frustration at the mindless idiots who have caused this damage which is costing us – and our council tax payers - money."

'Mindless' park vandalism spree to cost council £3,000

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Vandals snapped a lamp-post in half at Long Eaton's West Park at the weekend.

The council said trees were broken and graffiti left on buildings and signs during the "mindless" spree, which caused an estimated £3,000 worth of damage.

Snapped lamp-post
Erewash Borough Council

Your views: Remembering Colin Bloomfield

Facebook

We've had a few messages on Facebook after mentioning today would have been Colin Bloomfield's 35th birthday.

Colin Bloomfield with Ant and Dec
BBC

Jonathan Fletcher wrote: "Hope you're having a great party up there Col!"

Point at Millwall pleases Spireites boss

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Chesterfield manager Gary Caldwell said he was delighted with the effort and commitment of his players in their 0-0 draw at Millwall last night.

The result leaves the Spireites six points from safety in League One.

League One table
BBC

Watch: Burton boxer is Joshua's sparring partner

Alex Blakemore

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Frazer Clarke took a break from his Sheffield sparring sessions with Anthony Joshua to be interviewed by me at Burton Amateur Boxing Club.

I also shot this video of him displaying his strength and skill - I'm glad he was hitting a punchbag and not me!

Closed pub could be flattened

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Plans to demolish a former Derby pub and replace it with a new building featuring a shop and apartments have been submitted.

The Late Bar, in Ford Street, has been derelict for several years.

The Late Bar
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Scooter death crash teen named

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police have named a 14-year-old boy who died in a crash in South Normanton on Sunday.

Connor Revill was killed when his push scooter and a car collided on Fordbridge Lane at about 20:00.

Fordbridge Lane
South Normanton

A 27-year-old man arrested following the crash has been released on bail. Police have appealed for witnesses.    

Your Questions: Tideswell Sawyerheads

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Roy Booth used Your Questions to ask us why people from Tideswell had the nickname Sawyerheads.

We spoke to the Peak District National Park Authority, which told us the name is most commonly spelt "Saw Y'eds" and comes from an ancient tale of a local farmer who sawed the head off one of his cows (not the one pictured) after it got stuck in a fence.

Cow
BBC

As the story goes, a doctor then came along, sewed the stricken animal's head back on and it magically came back to life.

A nice tale but please don't be tempted to try it yourself.

Your views: Rams v Burton

Facebook

Plenty of comments on BBC Derby Sport's Facebook page after the Rams were held to a 0-0 draw by Burton Albion last night.

Steven Bull posted: "Major clearout needed!! A lot of deadwood! Need more fresh exciting players who can play without fear and play with freedom and entertain 31,000 plus fans on a Tuesday night!!" 

Windy weather warning

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Storm Doris is on its way. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind in Derby and Derbyshire tomorrow from 06:00 to 20:00.

It said: "Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris.

"Trees are also likely to be damaged or blown over."

Remembering Colin Bloomfield

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Today would have been Colin Bloomfield's 35th birthday. The BBC Radio Derby presenter died from skin cancer in April 2015. Happy birthday, Bloomers.

Colin Bloomfield
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of our main stories so far:

  • A man suffers serious facial injuries in a crash in Rowsley
  • Residents at a caravan park in Matlock say they have been told to leave immediately
  • A Burton boxer is Anthony Joshua's sparring partner ahead of his fight with Wladimir Klitschko

Driver injures face in dry stone wall crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This is Chesterfield Road in Rowsley where the crash happened in the early hours of this morning.

Chesterfield Road
Google

It's a long narrow road lined with houses, farm buildings and dry stone walls. Police have appealed for witnesses.  

Burton Albion news conference

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Now it's Matt Palmer's turn to take questions from reporters.

He said the players were all pleased with taking four points from their previous two games and hoped to keep the run going against Blackburn.

He also said he's feeling fresh after being given a break by Brewers boss Nigel Clough.

Matt Palmer
BBC

Driver crashes through rural wall

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man suffered "significant" facial injuries in a crash in Rowsley, police said.

The driver's Ford Fiesta smashed through a dry stone wall and ended up in a field off Chesterfield Road at about 02:00.

Burton Albion news conference

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Fresh from last night's 0-0 draw with Derby, Brewers boss Nigel Clough is taking questions from the media this morning.

He says Friday's home game against Blackburn Rovers could be soon for a return for injured trio Brayford, McFadzean and Kightly.

Nigel Clough
BBC

Your Questions: Tideswell 'Sawyerheads'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Roy Booth got in touch through Your Questions to ask: Why do they call inhabitants of Tideswell Sawyerheads?

We don't know Roy but we're going to attempt to find out. If anyone can help, send me an email.

Tideswell
Google

Park owners say it is 'not safe'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

David and Iris, who are in their 80s, said they were angry at the way they had been told to leave Haytop Country Park in Matlock.

Iris said: "It has shocked me that anybody could treat anyone like that, with a letter like that."  

David and Iris
BBC

Countrywide Park Homes, which owns the site, told the BBC it was no longer safe and residents had been given 28 days' notice to leave.

They said the electrics and plumbing were "considered dangerous" and needed repairing.

Couple told to leave caravan park after 20 years

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Residents at this caravan park in Matlock claim they have been told they need to leave immediately and take their holiday homes with them.

A couple from Arnold have been using their static caravan at Haytop Country Park for more than 20 years and are among 50 residents who have been told it's closing.

Haytop Country Park
BBC

The owners said they were closing the site to "invest in improving the park to meet industry standards and local authority requirements".