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  1. Updates for Friday 10 March 2017
  2. Conservatives win Derwent by-election
  3. London vigil being held to clear Derby suffragette's name
  4. Derby City Council and Intu finalise deal on property swap
  5. Thousands of fake goods seized at airport
  6. Tideswell named one of best places to live in the Midlands
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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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.

Football: Kightly could return for Burton's first-time hosting Nottingham Forest

BBC Sport

Burton Albion could have  on-loan Burnley winger Michael Kightly  back for this weekend's game with Nottingham Forest.

He's missed three of the past four games with a hamstring injury.  

Michael Kightly
Rex Features

Fellow Brewers attacker Lucas Akins is also in with a chance of featuring.  

This will be the first ever meeting between Burton and Nottingham Forest at the Pirelli Stadium in any competition. 

We have got three brilliant draws against Derby, Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday. We are are hard to beat and hard to create chances against."

Nigel CloughBurton Albion manager

Weather: Risk of isolated fog

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It'll be cloudy and mainly dry again tonight, clear spells will develop overnight with a risk of isolated fog patches.

Lows of 8C (46F).


Photos: Vigil for Derby suffragette

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Earlier on we told you about Derby suffragette Alice Wheeldon who was imprisoned for plotting to murder the Prime Minister 100 years ago.

Well today her great-granddaughter (pictured far right) and campaigners held a vigil outside the Royal Courts of Justice, calling for her conviction to be overturned.

Deirdre Mason
Alice Wheeldon
Deirdre Mason

Pictured above is Liz James a campaigner from Derby.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Five arrested following suspected drugs seized in Heanor

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Five people have been arrested after Derbyshire police seized suspected class A drugs from a house in Heanor.

Officers searched the house on Broadway last Friday. 

A 47-year-old man from the Ilkeston area, three women aged 42, 32 and 28 and a 17-year-old boy, who are all from the Heanor area have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences. 


Council and Intu finalise deal on property swap

Wesley Mallin

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

It's taken two-and-half years to complete but two pieces of paper have secured the future of both the Becketwell area and the markets.

The city council wanted the old Debenhams Store on Victoria Street - Intu Wanted the The Eagle Market - the decision has been ongoing since 2014.

Old Debenhams building
The Eagle Market

Now the redevelopment of Duckworth Square can go ahead and The Eagle Market can be run by the massive retail operation whose doorstep it sits on. 

The deal's been made possible by £4m from the  local enterprise partnership D2N2.

Listen: Users of the farm tell us how animal caring helps them

Jonathan Baker

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Beckside Care Farm, in Hollington, offers occupational therapy to help people with mental health issues.

Hear what users of the farm have to say about it... 

Your photos: Beautiful Bamford

BBC Weather Watchers

Just look at the picture perfect views in Bamford.

Thank you to our Weather Watcher KeithB for sending this photo in.


Watch: The wonder of the Ladybower Reservoir 'plughole'

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Did you know there’s a giant "plughole" just off the Snake Pass in Derbyshire?

In the corner of Ladybower Reservoir, part of the Derwent Dam network, there’s a rather large hole that you probably haven’t seen if driving past.

It helps to regulate the water levels at the reservoir to make sure they don’t get too high after heavy rain or snow.

Here’s all you need to know about how it works.

Appeal to find missing Derby man

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Police is appealing for information on the whereabouts of Lakhbir Kalirai, from Sunny Hill, who was reported missing at 10:00 yesterday.

The 42-year-old has been described as 6ft 4ins tall, bald and of slim build, with several tattoos. 

He drives a Vauxhall Corsa and has links to Leamington Spa.

Missing man
Derbyshire Police

Derby play away at Brighton tonight

BBC Derby Sport

Derby are away at Brighton tonight and the Rams' manager knows what he wants from the remainder of the season...

Steve McClaren
BBC Sport

A38: Repair work complete

BBC News Travel

Repair work to the barrier on the A38 is now complete and all lanes northbound between Alrewas and A50 are now open.

The Highways Agency has thanked drivers for their patience.

Thousands of fake goods with a retail value of £1m seized at airport

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Thousands of fake items have been seized during a crack down on counterfeit goods by Border Force officers at East Midlands Airport.

Over 8,000 items were confiscated in three days which included make up, fake trainers, electrical items and designer handbags.

Border Force officers said if genuine, the goods would have an estimated retail value of over £1m.   

Fake items seized
Home Office
Fake items seized
Home Office

Afternoon weather: Chance of light drizzle

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

Today will be cloudy with the chance of light, patchy drizzle although it will be mostly dry. 

There may be some brightness where the cloud breaks a little. 

Highs of 11C (52F).


Government fund will be used to redevelop Assembly Rooms

Wesley Mallin

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council has been given £6m of government money which will be used to secure the start of the redevelopment of Derby's Assembly Rooms.

Assembly Rooms

The money was included in a £63m pot awarded to the local enterprise partnership D2N2, to be spent across the region including nine projects in Derby and Derbyshire.  

Occupational therapy offered through caring for animals

Jonathan Baker

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A woman from Derbyshire who visits a farm has said that being around animals helps her with anxiety issues.

Beckside Care Farm offers occupational therapy for people of all ages.

Visitors to the farm have a chance to look after the alpacas, horses and chickens.


Currently more than 30 people visit the farm in Brailsford to look after the animals.  

A38: Reopen but one lane still closed

BBC News Travel

The A38 northound is now open between Alrewas and the A50.

One lane remains closed to enable repair work caused by last night's collision.

Tideswell named one of the best places to live in the Midlands

BBC Radio Derby

Good news if you live in Tideswell as the Derbyshire village has been named one of the 12 best places to live in the Midlands. 


The annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide recognised Tideswell because of the "high quality of life" it offers "combining factors such as positive community spirit, low crime rates and attractive outdoor spaces".  

A38: One lane should reopen in an hour

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Highways England said they are hoping they can open one lane on the A38 within an hour.

A38 closed
Highway England

Watch: Today's weather outlook

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

And here's how it's looking today...

Campaigners travel to London to clear Derby suffragette's name

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A vigil will be held outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London today to mark 100 years since Derby suffragette Alice Wheeldon was imprisoned for plotting to murder the Prime Minister. 

Her great-granddaughter will speak at the event calling for her conviction to be overturned after suggestions evidence was fabricated by MI5.

Alice Wheeldon
Crown copyright

Her family have been fighting for several years to  clear Alice's name.

Conservatives win Derwent by-election

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

The Conservatives have gained a seat on Derby City Council, winning the Derwent by-election. 

Steve Willoughby won last night with Labour coming second and UKIP, who previously held the seat, coming in third. 

Derby City council

The result doesn't change control of the council with Labour maintaining its one seat majority.   

Travel: A38 northbound closed

BBC News Travel

The A38 northbound is currently closed between Alrewas, in Staffordshire, and the A50 near Derby after a car crashed into a lamp post overnight.

Your photos: Chesterfield daisies

BBC Weather Watchers

Oh what a beautiful morning, thank you to our Weather Watcher Viki the Blue for sending in this delightful snap of daisies taken in Chesterfield this morning.

Daisy chain
Viki the Blue

Good morning: Join us for today's live updates

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

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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