School closures in Derby and Derbyshire

School closures in Derby

When there is severe weather a list of schools that are being affected in Derby will appear below.

For school closures in Derbyshire, please refer to the county council's website.

Scroll down to find out information on schools in your area.

The BBC relies on schools and local education authorities to notify it of closures. If not listed below, we advise you to contact your child's school to find out if it has been affected.

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BBC Local Live

    18:00: Have a good evening

    Today's Local Live updates have now finished. Thursday's updates will start at 08:00.

    17:50: Rainy evening, dry night Anna Church BBC Weather

    It's staying cloudy to end the day with outbreaks of rain.

    Weather chart

    The wind should ease overnight with the rain clearing south. Lows of 3C (37F).

    17:43: Defender back in training Owen Bradley BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion defender Kelvin Maynard has resumed training after recovering from a hip injury that has kept him out for more than a month.

    Midfielder Laurent Cuvelier is also close to a return to training.

    17:36: Cold forecast means gritters

    Derbyshire County Council tweets: Temperatures set to fall over higher ground in the High Peak tonight so we'll be gritting there from midnight

    17:24: Robbers raid Sainsbury's Derby Telegraph

    A supermarket worker has spoken of their horror after two men in balaclavas burst in to the town's Sainsbury's store and started smashing into tills.

    17:20: Hospital reports published BBC Radio Derby

    Inspectors have rated the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital as "good".

    London Road Community Hospital

    The Care Quality Commision visited both in December and found them to be responsive and well led, but they required improvement when it came to safety measures.

    17:16: Man assaults bus driver

    A bus driver was attacked by a man who refused to move from the middle of a road in Heanor last night.

    The driver had asked the man to step off Market Street at 23:20, but he responded by trying to pull the bus's windscreen wipers off before assaulting him.

    17:10: Climbing spot 'needs to change'

    The owners of a popular climbing area in the Peak District are planning some changes.

    The British Mountaineering Council has owned Horseshoe Quarry since 2004, but has decided it is in need of a rejuvenation.

    16:57: News on the hour Lucy Vladev Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 17:00 bulletin, an inspection report rates two Derby hospitals as "good".

    16:46: Council staff to move Derbyshire Times

    A council which has been located in the heart of Chesterfield for more than three decades is on the move to new offices.

    Email 16:36: Your photos Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Keith Bown sent us this nice shot of sheep grazing next to the River Derwent on the Chatsworth estate.


    If you've taken any classic photos around Derbyshire or east Staffordshire, email or tweet them to us.

    16:23: Spireites pair go professional

    Chesterfield youth team duo Laurence Maguire and Jake Beesley have been given professional contracts.

    Maguire, who plays in central defence, has captained the Spireites' youth team this season while striker Beesley has scored 20 goals.

    16:14: April Fool's Day classic Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    I'm not sure any of today's April Fool's Day stories came close to matching this classic - a fake fight behind Des Lynam on Grandstand in 1989.

    Des Lynam presents Grandstand
    16:00: A50 delays BBC Travel

    Wooden pallets on the road are causing problems for drivers on the A50 westbound between Hilton and Scropton.

    16:00: News on the hour Lucy Vladev Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    A report on the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital has rated them as "good".

    I'll bring you the details in my 16:00 bulletin.

    15:53: Thief steals from 94-year-old

    A thief posed as a road engineer to steal cash and a passport from a 94-year-old man in Chellaston.

    The victim was robbed at his home in Meadow Way yesterday after the man, who said he was working nearby, asked to check his water pressure.

    15:36: 'Living Wage' introduced East Midlands Today

    All staff at Derbyshire Dales District Council are being paid the so-called Living Wage from today.

    The switch means a pay rise to at least £7.85 for 51 staff.

    15:15: Departing MPs John Hess Political editor, East Midlands

    Erewash's Jessica Lee is one of three Conservative politicians in the East Midlands who will be viewing the election campaign from the sidelines.

    John Bercow says goodbye to Jessica Lee

    The former barrister has decided one term in Parliament is enough for her. Read more in my latest blog entry.

    15:05: Punch causes eyesight loss

    A man lost the sight in one eye when he was punched at a pub in Long Eaton.

    The 54-year-old was assaulted during an argument at Stage One in December 2013. A 51-year-old has now been jailed for the attack.

    14:56: News on the hour Lucy Vladev Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Three men have been arrested after two children were threatened with a firearm during a robbery in Dronfield.

    You can hear more on this in my 15:00 bulletin.

    14:50: Park gets giant climbing frame Derby Telegraph

    Work has begun to construct a giant climbing frame at Derby's Markeaton Park.

    14:37: 'Missing' voters concern East Midlands Today

    More than 55,000 fewer people are registered to vote in this region compared to the last general election.

    It's thought a change in the system - requiring individuals to register themselves, rather than a head of household doing it - could be the reason for the "missing" voters.

    14:22: Video: Counting pollen

    As we move towards summer, BBC Weather's Louise Lear explains how the conditions influence the pollen count.

    Louise Lear
    14:06: Missing girl is back BBC Radio Derby

    A teenage girl who went missing from her home in Burton has returned home.

    Sarah McColl, 15, disappeared two days ago following an argument, but came back early this morning.

    13:56: News on the hour Lucy Vladev Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The chief executives of some of Derbyshire and east Staffordshire's biggest firms have joined other business leaders in writing an open letter in support of the Conservatives' business policies.

    Find out more in my 14:00 bulletin.

    13:43: Beer honour for Mackay BBC Radio Derby

    The Derby Brewing Company is making a new limited edition beer in memory of the former Rams player and manager Dave Mackay.

    Dave Mackay

    The company says 5p for every pint sold will be given to the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal.

    13:31: New season approaches

    Derbyshire County Cricket Club have had their pre-season photocall ahead of the new campaign, which begins on 19 April at home to Lancashire.

    13:09: Car park 'not falling down' Derbyshire Times

    Speculation that a disused Chesterfield car park is on the brink of collapse has been dismissed.

    12:56: News on the hour BBC Radio Derby

    In the 13:00 bulletin: The annual Highland Gathering in Ashbourne has been cancelled this year - but organisers say they're confident it'll be back in 2016.

    12:41: Second egg arrives

    Derby Cathedral's peregrine falcons have laid their second egg of 2015.

    Two eggs

    The team that monitors the birds said the first arrived on Sunday and the latest addition was laid at about 19:30 yesterday.

    12:31: Severe delays on M1 BBC Travel BBC Travel

    Two lanes are closed on the M1 southbound between J29 and J28 following an accident involving two cars and a lorry.

    12:29: Unbelievable stories Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Hope you didn't fall for any April Fool's Day pranks this morning.

    BBC News has rounded up 10 stories that look like jokes but aren't.

    12:19: Spireites win away

    Chesterfield moved into the League One play-off places with a 1-0 win at Bradford City.

    Byron Harrison

    Byron Harrison scored his first goal for the Spireites to help them move into sixth place.

    12:09: Latest outlook Mel Coles BBC Weather

    It will be cloudier this afternoon with patchy rain moving in later, which will become more persistent tonight. Winds will ease, with highs of 7C (45F).

    11:54: News on the hour Alex Howick BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    A girl from Burton who went missing on Monday has returned home.

    I'll bring you the details in my 12:00 bulletin.

    Tweet @bbcderby 11:44: Your photos: Stanage skies Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Thank you to Michiko Smith for this wonderful photo of the skies over Stanage Edge.

    Stanage Edge

    Email or tweet us any stunning shots you've taken in Derbyshire. I'll feature the best on Local Live.

    11:24: Highland gathering 'will return' BBC Radio Derby

    Organisers of this year's cancelled Highland Gathering in Ashbourne say they hope the event will return in 2016.

    Founder David Frith said: "We think the people of Ashbourne and the town council would want the gathering to carry on and we look forward to their support."

    11:11: M1 delays BBC Travel

    A broken down vehicle has closed a lane on the M1 northbound between J29a and J30.

    10:55: News on the hour Alex Howick BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Chief executives of three major firms in Derbyshire and east Staffordshire have joined other business leaders from across the country in voicing their support for the Conservatives' business policies.

    I'll bring you the full story in my 11:00 bulletin.

    10:46: A38 crashes total 500 Burton Mail

    New figures have revealed that there have been nearly 500 accidents on the A38 in the past three years.

    10:37: New name for hospital trust

    Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has changed its name to Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

    Royal Derby Hospital

    The Royal Derby Hospital (pictured) and London Road Community Hospital keep the same names.

    10:24: Rush's Rams 'journey' Owen Bradley BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County's chief executive Sam Rush says he believes he is "at the start of a long journey" with the club.

    Sam Rush

    Rush, appointed two years ago, has been widely credited as the man behind the club's recent improvements both on and off the pitch.

    10:14: Businesses backing Tory policy 'nothing new'

    The chairmen of JCB, Thorntons and Marstons are among business leaders who have signed an open letter in support of the Conservative-led government's business policies.

    Chuka Umunna

    Labour's shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna said: "No-one will be surprised that some business people are calling for low taxes for big businesses. That's nothing new."

    09:55: News on the hour Alex Howick BBC Radio Derby reporter

    The chief executives of some of Derbyshire and east Staffordshire's biggest firms have signed an open letter backing the Conservative-led government's business policies.

    I'll bring you the details in my 10:00 bulletin.

    09:41: Private group takes over walk-in centre BBC Radio Derby

    Derby's NHS walk-in centre is being renamed the Derby Urgent Care Centre as a private health group takes charge of its running.

    Derby's NHS walk-in centre

    The facility, at London Road Community Hospital, is aimed at easing pressure on the Royal Derby Hospital's A&E department.

    09:28: Mourning pals offered help Derby Telegraph

    A youth centre in Belper will be offering counselling to the friends of a teenager who died when he was hit by a train in the town.

    09:19: Road-death teenager saved lives East Midlands Today

    A nine-year-old girl from Wales is one of five patients to receive organs from Matlock teenager Jessica Adderson (pictured), following her 2008 death in a road accident.

    Jessica Adderson

    Her mother Lindsey Adderson, says: "It's a wonderful feeling to know there are families that aren't going through the grief my family's had to suffer."

    09:08: Business leaders sign letter BBC Radio Derby

    The heads of some the biggest firms in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have joined 100 other business leaders in writing an open letter to the Daily Telegraph praising the Conservatives' economic record.

    The chairmen of JCB, Marstons and Thorntons all agreed the Tory-led government had been good for business.

    08:57: News on the hour Alex Howick BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    A woman in Derbyshire says the girl who was given her daughter's liver in a transplant has become a big part of her life.

    You can hear more on this story in my 09:00 bulletin.

    08:36: Highland event off BBC Radio Derby

    This year's Ashbourne Highland Gathering has been cancelled.

    Organisers say the the event, due to take place in July, has been scrapped due to a lack of funds and poor weather.

    08:22: Crash victim's gift of life

    The mother of a Matlock teenager who died in a road accident has met a nine-year-old girl whose life was saved when she received her donated liver.

    Lindsey Adderson and Ella Noon

    Lindsey Adderson said it was a "wonderful feeling" to know her daughter had been able to help another family.

    08:11: Wet Wednesday Mel Coles BBC Weather

    Some bright spells are forecast through the morning, but also a few blustery showers which could be wintry through the Peak District.

    Mel Coles

    Cloud will increase through the day with rain expected later. Winds will slowly ease with highs of 7C (45F).

    08:00: Good morning Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone. I'm bringing you today's news, sport, travel and weather for Derbyshire and east Staffordshire.

    I love to feature your comments and photos, so send them to or tweet us @bbcderby



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