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    Racist taunts investigated 14:36:

    The FA has asked Chesterfield FC to start an investigation after some of its black players were racially abused by Port Vale supporters on Saturday.

    The club said the players were taunted by a small section of the home supporters at Vale Park as they left the field following their 2-1 win.

    Woman's 1978 disappearance probed 14:21: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Police have made a renewed appeal to find a woman who disappeared 36 years ago.

    The woman, who gave her name as Susan Banner, had been staying at a women's refuge in Derbyshire but vanished after leaving for a flat viewing in January 1978.

    Poppy installation growing 14:12:

    The poppy field around the Tower of London is growing, as this aerial picture from the Metropolitan Police helicopter team shows.

    Poppy field around the Tower of London

    Nearly 900,000 ceramic flowers are being placed in the dry moat around the attraction as part of a piece by Derbyshire artist Paul Cummins to remember those who died in World War One.

    News on the hour 13:57: Alex Howick Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 14:00 bulletin, I'll have the latest on a Derbyshire town where GP appointments will soon be available seven days a week.

    Concert's future uncertain 13:44: BBC Radio Derby

    Thousands of people attended last night's Darley Park Concert, but the city council says it is not certain it will take place next year.

    Darley Park Concert 2014

    Alison Martin, cabinet member for leisure and culture, said cuts to central funding meant the event would only continue to be held if people in the city indicated they wanted to keep it.

    The authority is also considering other options, including charging for entry or moving it to a different venue.

    Rain heads south 13:31: Charlie Slater BBC Weather

    There's a good deal of cloud around as we make our way through the day.

    Any rain should clear to the south east soon, so it'll be a fairly dry afternoon, although not overly bright.

    East Midlands Today 13:17: Angelina Socci Presenter

    On BBC One at 13:30, we report on NHS bosses pushing ahead with a radical shake-up of GP services in Ilkeston and Long Eaton.

    Midfielder joins Rams 13:06:

    Derby County have signed German midfielder Tom Koblenz after a short trial.

    The 19-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the club.

    News on the hour 12:54: BBC Radio Derby

    People in Ilkeston have welcomed changes to GP services in the town. It should mean they'll get more access to their family doctor. Hear more in the news at 13:00.

    Fugitive robber found 12:41:

    An inmate who disappeared from Sudbury open prison while serving more than seven years for robbery has been re-arrested.

    Andrew Taylor

    Andrew Taylor, 25, was found by police in Chesterfield on Saturday night after two days on the run.

    Deadline day 12:28: Owen Bradley BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Looks like Derby have enquired about Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie, while Bournemouth have also shown interest in Derby's Johnny Russell.

    There certainly won't be a swap deal between the clubs and both deals are some way off being sorted, I'm told. But one to keep an eye on.

    Striker 'racially abused' 12:18: Derbyshire Times

    Players and fans have united in their condemnation of fans who hurled racist abuse at a Chesterfield player.

    GP shake-up queried 12:08: East Midlands Today

    Dr Peter Holden, chairman of the BMA East Midlands Regional Council, questioned whether a new pilot scheme to boost out-of-hours access to GPs in Erewash was truly needed.

    Peter Holden

    He said: "A lot of what we see is not urgent. It will wait - and people know that.

    "The bottom line is you cannot have a bespoke service at mass-produced costs. That is what the government is trying to sell."

    News on the hour 11:59: Sally Swinfen Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The top local story in my noon bulletin is the forthcoming shake-up of GP services in Ilkeston and Long Eaton.

    Grant for rail carriage youth club 11:51: BBC Radio Derby

    An Ironville youth club based inside a vintage railway carriage is to get a £50,000 refurbishment.

    Ironville Youth Carriage

    The grant, given by an organisation which helps fund public sector building projects, will pay for a new kitchen, toilets and improvements to the carriage's interior.

    Fly-tipping 'taken seriously' 11:42:

    Derby City Council said it took the illegal dumping of waste "very seriously", despite only issuing five fines for fly-tipping and littering in the first half of 2014.

    In a statement, it said: "Penalty charge notices are found to be an effective way of preventing further offences. However, it is important to bear in mind the amount of resource available in Nottingham differs significantly compared with Derby."

    Your photos: Shimmering Lathkill 11:32: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Thank you to Chris Morriss for this lovely photo of the River Lathkill at Lathkill Dale.

    River Lathkill

    Email or tweet us your finest pictures of Derbyshire and East Staffordshire and I'll show the best on Local Live.

    Cricket commentary 11:19:

    Play has started on day two of Derbyshire's County Championship match against Worcestershire at the County Ground.

    You can listen to live commentary via the BBC Sport website or keep track of the scorecard here.

    A52 delays 11:10:

    A lane is closed on the A52 westbound in Spondon following an accident, warns BBC Travel News.

    Have your say 11:08: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place. We'd like to know what you think of the service, which we write here in Derby.

    News on the hour 10:58: Sally Swinfen Newsreader

    GP services in Ilkeston are changing to allow patients to see a doctor from eight in the morning until eight at night, and on weekends as well as weekdays.

    Find out more in my 11:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Derby.

    Lightning girl made to wait 10:40: Burton Mail

    A schoolgirl was made to wait 40 minutes for an ambulance after being struck by lightning in Swadlincote.

    Out-of-hours GPs 10:25: BBC Radio Derby

    A pilot scheme is being started in Ilkeston next month which should give patients increased access to GPs on weekday evenings and weekends.

    The trial, due to be extended to Long Eaton in January, is aimed at reducing strain on hospital A&E departments.

    New deal for striker 10:16: Owen Bradley BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County head coach Steve McClaren says Chris Martin's new four-year contract at the club makes a "fantastic statement".

    Chris Martin in action against Nottingham Forest

    The Rams' top scorer had been going in to the final year of his existing deal, but has removed any doubts about his future by agreeing new terms.

    Twins against the odds 10:05: Derby Telegraph

    A pioneering "wonder drug" paved the way for a Chellaston mum to have twins - a year after doctors said her chances of having more children were practically nil.

    Latest headlines 09:58: Sally Swinfen Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 10:00 bulletin, we'll have more on Derby City Council's record on tackling fly-tipping and litter. Listen live.

    Fly-tipping fines compared 09:49: Chris Doidge BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Between January and June this year, Derby City Council's neighbourhoods team handed out five fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping and littering across the city.

    Looking at what other authorities do, that appears to be a very small figure. Nottingham hands out several thousand a year for litter alone, while Westminster in London hands out more than 10,000 a year.

    Even Denbighshire - a rural Welsh county with a population far smaller than Derby - handed out more than 1,000 littering fines in just a few months.

    Transfer deadline day 09:40:

    The football transfer deadline is 23:00 this evening. BBC Sport will be bringing you the latest movements and deals across the day.

    Transfer deadline day page
    Cash for forces memorial 09:27:

    The government has pledged £1m to maintain the National Armed Forces Memorial in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

    National Armed Forces Memorial

    David Cameron said the extra cash would ensure the memorial, at the National Memorial Arboretum, could carry on commemorating more than 16,000 people who have died on duty since World War Two.

    Man seriously hurt in assault 09:09:

    A 29-year-old man was seriously injured during an assault in Glossop on Saturday, police say.

    Four people were arrested following the altercation, which happened at about 20:00 in Henry Street.

    News on the hour 08:56: Sally Swinfen Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council is rarely using the powers available to it to tackle fly-tipping and litter. I'll bring you more on this in my 09:00 bulletin.

    Cricket: Derbyshire pass 300 08:51:

    Derbyshire reached 323-8 on the first day of their County Championship match against Worcestershire.

    Day two is due to get under way at 11:00 at the County Ground with full commentary available on the BBC Sport website.

    Road shut for widening 08:42:

    Derbyshire County Council tweets: Wyaston Road, Ashbourne, closed 1 Sep to 10 Oct so that the road can be widened due to housing development. Diversions in place.

    Five fly-tipping fines 08:29: BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council is rarely using the powers available to it to tackle fly-tipping and litter.

    Normanton dumped waste

    The authority wants the law changed so that prosecutions can be brought more easily but BBC Radio Derby has been told the council's neighbourhoods team issued just five fines in the first six months of this year.

    Accident partially blocks road 08:18:

    BBC Travel News reports the A444 Stanton Road, in Stapenhill, is partially blocked following an accident involving a car and motorbike.

    Overcast day 08:07: Charlie Slater BBC Weather

    It's a drizzly start to the day, but the rain should slip away by late morning leaving an overcast afternoon with highs of 20C (68F).

    Good morning 08:00: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone. I'll be bringing you all of today's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    If you'd like me to feature your comments or photos, send them to or tweet us @bbcderby.



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