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  1. Updates for Tuesday 7 March 2017
  2. City council hopes to build ice rink in Derby
  3. Reward offered for wanted Derby man
  4. Defibrillators installed outside Co-op stores
  5. Police to patrol Derby school after staff assault
  6. Adam Peaty breaks US Open Swimming record
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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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 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Heavy rain becoming lighter by dawn

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Overnight the cloud will thicken up with a band of rain arriving from the west overnight.

The rain will be heavy at points but become lighter and patchier by dawn.

Minimum temperature: 6C (43F)


Watch: Sneak peak of stately home's previously hidden rooms

BBC Radio Derby

The National Trust has recently opened previously private rooms at Calke Abbey. Here's a sneak peak...

Man named in Allenton house stabbing

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A man who was found dead in Allenton last Thursday has been named as Liam Pennick.

The 31-year-old, from Allen Street, was found with fatal stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

James Eames, 41, of Allen Street, Allenton, has been charged with murder.


Derbyshire police are urging anyone with information to get in  touch.

Listen: Your thoughts on Duckworth Square transformation

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derby City council today announced a £10m transformation to turn Duckworth Square in Derby's ice rink.

Here's what some of you had to say about the idea...

Absconder recaptured after nine years

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Orall Mentesh, who absconded from HMP Sudbury after day release in 2008 has been recaptured.

Mentesh was arrested at Luton Airport by Bedfordshire Police.

The 47-year-old failed to return to prison from day leave and was sentenced in 2005 to seven years in prison, for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

Crackdown on drivers using phones continues

Jennie Aitken

Reporter, BBC Derby

Police in the Derbyshire Dales fined eight drivers for using their phone at the wheel during a crackdown in Matlock Bath and Hulland Ward. 

Derbyshire Police

Over a two day period, 57 drivers were stopped and fined for a range of offences, including not wearing a seat belt or having a valid MOT.   

Karen Morris 'had history of self-harm' inquest hears

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Karen Morris, 33, a former farm worker from Hereford, was transferred to HMP Foston Hall in Derbyshire on 9 October 2014, and died at Royal Derby Hospital on 10 January 2015.

A post-mortem found the cause of death of as Tramadol drug toxicity.

Karen Matthews
West Midlands Police

The inquest opened at Derby Coroner's Court on Monday, and is set to run for more than a week.  

CCTV released after robbery in Normanton

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Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a man was assaulted by a number of offenders, during an alleged street robbery.

It happened on Normanton Road on 20 February.

Police want to speak to several men in the video and members of public who tried to help.

View more on youtube

Derby ice rink plans released

Peter Spencer

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Plans have been released by Derby City Council, showing the layout for the £10m transformation of Duckworth Square.

The first plan shows the ground floor with the ice rink.

Derbyshire City Council

The upper level plans are for a dance studio, cafe and seating area to seat up to 400 people.  

Derbyshire City Council

Ice rink reaction: 'Money better spent on swimming facility'


Our Facebook has attracted lots of comments on the plans to transform Duckworth Square into an ice rink. Here's a few:

Jenny Cooper said: "Personally I do like the idea of an ice rink. That said, however, I think that with limited funds, the money would be better spent on getting a decent swimming facility available again."

Patrick Tracey added: "Council needs to focus on opening a new assembly rooms & that could easily fit where they are talking about."

Andrea Evans said: "Have been suggesting this for years!"

Sir Maurice Oldfield cleared of child abuse

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The family of a former spy chief, from Over Haddon, have been talking about how "devastating" it's been to have child abuse allegations hanging over his illustrious career for over 30 years.

Maurice Oldfied / Alec Guinness

Sir Maurice Oldfield is widely regarded as one of MI6's top chiefs. He even inspired Alec Guinness' portrayal of George Smiley in the BBC version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.   

But allegations about his private life surfaced after his death in 1981 and he was linked to abuse at a Belfast boys' home.

In January the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry concluded that the allegations had "no substance".

Maurice Oldfield
Martin Pearce

His great-nephew, Martin Pearce, who's written a biography of Mr Oldfield said the impact has been "devastating" and "heartbreaking" but now the family can move on and celebrate the life of a great man.

Read more about Mr Oldfield's  unlikely rise through the secret service here.

Was your train delayed due to disruption at Chesterfield?

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

There were delays until around 11:15, if that affected you, then you can claim here...

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Lorry hits bridge causing delays to traffic and travel

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Earlier on this morning a lorry collided with a bridge on the Sheffield-Chesterfield rail line, causing travel delays and train disruption.

The collision happened on Whittington Hill at about 09:50. The lorry was removed and nobody was injured.

Whittington Hill

Network Rail said the bridge is safe allowing a return to normal services.  

CCTV released after woman is bitten by a dog

BBC Radio Derby

A couple are being sought after a  woman was bitten by a dog outside Sainsbury's on Boyer Street.

Police want to speak to the pair in this CCTV footage in connection with the incident at about 21:00 on 7 February.

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Co-op installs defibrillators 'to save lives'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Robert Smyth, from the Co-op, told us they decided to spend the cash raised from selling plastic bags on defibrillators after consultation with customers and members.

"One of the areas that arose from that was concerns around health and wellbeing," he said.


"One of the ways was to tackle this was to look at getting more lifesaving equipment into the communities where it can save lives."  

Your pictures: Bright Chesterfield

BBC Weather Watchers

It's looking like a beautiful morning in Chesterfield.

Thank you to our Weather Watcher Viki the Blue for sending this in.


Adam Peaty breaks US Open Record

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Peaty leaves America having broken the US Open Swimming record...

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Defibrillators installed outside Co-op stores

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

More than 30 defibrillators have been placed on the outside of Co-op stores across Derbyshire. 

They've been funded by the 5p carrier bag levy, and are available for anyone to use in the event of an emergency. 


More police patrol at Derby school after staff assault

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Derbyshire police have said they're stepping up patrols near Littleover Community School after a teacher was assaulted outside the gates on Friday.

A 15-year-old boy from Derby has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Littleover school

Travel: All lanes open on A50

BBC News Travel

Derby's road police have now confirmed that all lanes on the A50 eastbound between J4 and J3 are now running.

Reward offered for info on wanted man

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A £2,000 reward has been offered for information on the whereabouts of a man, who is wanted in connection with a burglary in Chilwell.

Craig Shaw, 26, from Mackworth, Derby, is also wanted on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Craig Shaw

Crimestoppers, which is offering the reward, said he has links to Derby and Basford.

Ice rink would fill 'a gap in the market in Derby'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The council's deputy leader Martin Rawson, spoke to us earlier about the ice rink plans for Duckworth Square.

"We've been working with our advisers who have done a lot of market research," he said.

"They've looked across the country at the ice facilities available and they've identified that there's a gap in the market in Derby." 

Derby City Council

Long delays on A50 due to lane closure

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

And here's what's causing long delays on the A50 this morning... 

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Council hopes to build ice rink in Derby

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derby City Council has announced that Duckworth Square could be transformed into a £10m ice rink by 2020. 

The council wants to demolish the old Debenhams store on Victoria Street and start looking for a company to run the rink. 

Duckworth Sqaure

They plan on levelling the site first which will also cost £4m. 

Your photos: Beautiful Brailsford

BBC Weather Watchers

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day.

Thank you to our Weather Watcher Anne for sending this lovely photo in this morning.


Travel: Slow traffic on A52 and A38

BBC News Travel

There is slow traffic on The Pentagon Island A52 and on Queensway A38 coming into Derby.

Join us for today's live news coverage

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Good morning Derbyshire - I hope you're all well this Tuesday morning.

I'll be writing the updates on your Local Live page today with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

If you'd like to contact me with a comment on one of our stories you can send an  email  or use  Facebook  or  Twitter .