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  1. Updates for Friday 24 February 2017
  2. Derby Market Hall reopens
  3. One person dies in A50 collision
  4. Normanton house damaged by Storm Doris
  5. Plans to improve traffic at Royal Derby Hospital
  6. Derby County v Aston Villa tomorrow
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd

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Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

Weather: Widespread rain

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

Tonight widespread rain will move eastwards over the course of tonight and in the early hours of tomorrow. 

Lows of 6C (43F).


Multi-million pound plans to expand Derby's train station

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Plans for a £200m expansion to Derby railway station have been submitted to the city council.

Network Rail wants a new platform on the Pride Park side of the station, resulting in six 'through' platforms.

Derby Train station

It's part of a revamp of the Midland Mainline which runs between Derby and London and Sheffield.

They hope expanding will help ease congestion as well as increase capacity.

Derby County at Villa Park tomorrow

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Rams will go to Aston Villa tomorrow and hope to have Craig Bryson and Johnny Russell back from injury.

Defender Jason Shackell missed training yesterday with a back problem.

Derby v Aston Villa
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Calls for more custody visitors

Alex Blakemore

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Police want more people in Derbyshire to be custody visitors

It's a voluntary role and it means speaking to detainees at police stations across the county.

Volunteers check they're okay and getting everything they're entitled to while in police custody.

Sound up your street?

man in custody cell
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A look at the new one-way system

Heidi Booth

Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

Here's how the new traffic system will look when it comes into effect in April... 

Paul Brooks, associate director of patient experience, said: "We just don't seem to have the spaces at the moment for all the people travelling here."

Car park
Royal Derby Hospital

Hospital traffic plans revealed

Heidi Booth

Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

Work is currently underway to improve traffic in and around the Royal Derby Hospital.

One way system
Royal Derby Hospital

New traffic lights are being put in place and a one-way system is being introduced on the hospital loop road.

It's hoped the changes will improve traffic flow and reduce delays.

Your Questions: What's happening to Moorways and The Assembly Rooms?

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

You used Your Questions to ask: "What's happening to Moorways and the Assembly Rooms buildings?"

The Moorways swimming pool closed in January because of budget cuts when the city council decided it was too expensive to run.

The site will get a new 50m swimming pool and a proposed plan will look at other opportunities for the rest of the building, the council said.


Meanwhile, Derby Assembly Rooms, which opened in 1977, was badly damaged in a huge blaze that broke out in its roof car park in 2014.

The council's city centre masterplan for 2030 is for a performance venue to replace the Assembly Rooms but the cabinet has yet to make a final decision on what exactly this will be.

Derby City Council

Car fire caused delays on the A38

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police has released this dramatic photograph of a car on fire on the A38. It's what was causing severe delays on the road earlier.

A38 vehicle fire

Derby man wanted over offences

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police has issued a picture of Craig Shaw, from Derby. They want to speak to him over two alleged offences including burglary and possession with intent to supply drugs. 

Mr Shaw also has connections to Nottingham, the force said. 

Craig Shaw
Derbyshire Police

A38 reopens with 'long delays'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The fire has been dealt with but expect congestion...

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Delays expected on the A38

BBC Radio Derby

Police are advising travellers to use alternative routes...

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Travel: A38 closed due to car fire

BBC Travel

There is queueing traffic and the road is blocked due to a car fire on A38 Southbound between Coxbench and Little Eaton Island.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

BBC to honour region's music heritage

BBC Radio Derby

What local music legend do you think deserves a blue plaque?

We are looking for suggestions for who or where you think should be honoured.

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Emailtweet  or  Facebook  your suggestions.

Clough wants Burton to 'maintain momentum'

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Manager Nigel Clough wants the momentum to continue as Brewers welcome Blackburn Rovers.   

Nigel Clough
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Polite reminder from Derbyshire police...

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live obey the law.

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Search for Derbyshire's next chief constable

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The search is on for a new recruit to become Derbyshire's next Chief Constable. 

Yesterday, Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyl Dhindsa began a recruitment campaign after current Chief Constable Mick Creedon (pictured) announced he was stepping down after 10 years.  

Mick Creedon

Mr Dhindsa said he was seeking not just the best candidate, but the best individual for Derbyshire.      

Derbyshire abandon Samuels interest

BBC Derby Sport

Derbyshire County Cricket Club  have confirmed  they are no longer interested in signing West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels.

Marlon Samuels
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Samuels has played  71 Tests and 238 limited-overs internationals  and was recently  cleared to bowl  after serving a 12-month ban for an illegal action.

Tree roots 'moved in the drive' in Storm Doris

Jack Maclaren

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Sue Tomkins, whose house was damaged when Storm Doris blew over a tree, said the tree had "never moved" before.

"I saw the actual roots moving in the drive and all the slabs were coming up," she said. 

Fallen tree

"My main concern was the house and the contents in it, when you work hard for your house and you see devastation happening it is very frightening."

Burton Albion v Blackburn Rovers

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion could move eight points clear of the Championship relegation zone tonight. 

They're at home to Blackburn. 

Pirelli Stadium
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Burton Albion duo Jackson Irvine and Michael Kightly both have hamstring injuries and could miss out.  

New call centre to create 160 jobs

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A Derbyshire company will create 160 jobs when it opens the doors to its new call centre today. 

Energy Save is moving into new premises at the old Co-op building in Ilkeston. 

The firm said it's looking for people with the "right attitude" to fill the posts. 

Energy save

Your photos: Clowne

BBC Weather Watchers

You can still see the aftermath of Storm Doris in Clowne.

Thank you to our Weather Watcher Freddie the Frog for sending this in.

Freddie the Frog

If you have any snaps then send them our way  here.

Investigation begins after A50 fatal collision

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

More details have been released following last night's fatal collision on the A50.

27-year-old man died when his van collided with a lorry.

Derbyshire Police said he died at the scene and was not local to the area.

The collision happened on the eastbound carriageway just after junction 4, where the A38 and the A50 meet.

Normanton house damaged by Storm Doris

Jack Maclaren

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Sue Tomkins from Normanton was at home when a tree in her garden was blown over by Storm Doris yesterday.

She told us she was worried about the damage the 50 year old tree could've caused.


Storm Doris caused road closures and long delays across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire yesterday.

The high winds toppled trees which then blocked routes.

A50 reopen after 'serious collision'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

If you are heading in this direction this morning expect delays...

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Market hall passes safety inspection

BBC Radio Derby

Derby's Market Hall will reopen this morning after it closed yesterday over fears that high winds may damage windows which are under repair. 

Derby Market Hall

After an inspection this morning the city council said it's happy the building is safe to use.   

Watch: Friday's weather outlook

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

And here's how today is looking now Doris has blown over...

One person dies in A50 collision

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

One person has died in a collision between two vehicles on the A50 near Willington last night. 

Emergency services were called out at 22:00.

The A50 eastbound has only just reopened.

Welcome to today's live updates

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome along to Friday across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

I'll be with you today with the region's news, sport, weather and travel. 

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