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Summary

  1. Updates from Wednesday 12 Nov 2014
  2. More from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Local Live has finished for the day. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Thursday.

  2. Post update

    Tonight's forecast

    Charlie Slater

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will stay dry and bright until the sun goes down ahead of a showery start to the night.

    Any rain will fizzle out in the early hours of Thursday morning on another mild night, with lows of 7C (45F).

  3. Coming up on TV

    Dominic Heale

    Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A man who thought he was grooming two under-age girls for sex has been caught by an online vigilante group. Run by a Derbyshire family, they say they set it up to protect their children.

    Our health correspondent Rob Sissons will also bring you more on what is believed to be the biggest recall of patients in the history of the NHS.

    Tune in to East Midlands Today at 18:30 on BBC One.

  4. Regional economy conference

    The region's economy came under the spotlight today at a major conference.

    The East Midlands is among the UK's leading regions for private sector job creation and business investment.

    It was hosted by East Midlands Chamber and included former chancellor of the exchequer Ken Clarke and shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie.

  5. Chamber launches conference

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Chair of newly-named East Midlands Chamber Liz Fothergill has launched its first economic conference.

    Launch of first East Midlands Chamber conference

    Ms Fothergill says the East Midlands has created more private-sector jobs than any other region in the past 12 months.

  6. M1 problems continue

    Alex Homer

    BBC Local Live

    One lane is closed and there is slow traffic on the M1 northbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a van fire. Travel time is 30 minutes and congestion is back to Tibshelf Services.

    Keep up to date with the traffic situation here.

  7. 'It's about enjoying yourself'

    The Evertons, from Derbyshire but who now live in Grantham, won £4.5m on the lottery.

    Mr and Mrs Everton from Derbyshire

    They say the dread of expecting expensive gas and electric bills has now been lifted, but "now it's just different concerns".

    What are the new worries? Mr Everton says: "What to do and what to do with your life. It's about enjoying yourself."

  8. Picking poppies

    Volunteers have been busy all day making the first pickings of the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London.

    Volunteers picking the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London

    It took some 17,500 volunteers to plant them and over the next couple of weeks about 8,000 will start removing them, in preparation to send the poppies to the people who bought them.

    See more photos on the BBC website.

  9. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    A Long Eaton man has been jailed for stalking and harassing victims online.

    More on this and other stories in our 17:00 bulletin.

  10. 'Expert insight'

    Derby Telegraph

    A Derby terrorist fighting in Syria would not be prevented from returning to the UK by David Cameron's new security measures, an expert has warned. Read more.

  11. Van fire on M1

    The M1 exit slip road's closed with slow traffic northbound at J29a, for Markham, because of a van fire.

    Travel time is 25 minutes and congestion goes to J28, for the A38 at Alfreton, reports BBC Travel.

  12. Have your say

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about our news, sport, travel and weather updates.

  13. Volunteering fair

    via Facebook

    University of Derby posts: "Our Careers Team are busy preparing for the Volunteering Fair which is taking place today & tomorrow.

    "40 organisations will be in the Atrium from 10am so head down to see how you can get involved!"

  14. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    Police in Nottinghamshire say they're investigating whether the death of a 23-year-old woman in August last year has any connection to treatment she'd received from a dentist, registered in Derby, who's since been suspended.

    More on this in our 16:00 bulletin.

  15. Sport on BBC Radio Derby

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Tonight after 18:00 on BBC Radio Derby we'll be hearing from Rams fullback Cyrus Christie, who's been chatting to the Irish media ahead of the Republic of Ireland's qualifier with Scotland.

    Also, Nigel Clough on the recall of Ched Evans, plus Derbyshire's Tom Poynton's going to update us on his injury comeback and the start of pre-season training.

  16. Clio the Egyptian locust

    via Facebook

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust posts: An Egyptian locust had the misfortune to be packaged up with a consignment from Turkey and was delivered to the UK yesterday.

    Clio the Egyptian locust

    Now known as 'Clio', the locust is safe and sound in our office and as if by magic has arrived in time to be taken to the insect convention on Saturday!

  17. Post update

    News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    More than 20,000 people treated by a dentist in Nottingham are to be tested for blood-borne diseases because of what are described as basic failures in his clinical practice.

    We'll have more on this story and others in the news at 15:00 on BBC Radio Derby.

  18. Two decades of Lottery winners

    Jo Healey

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    For many of us, winning the lottery is just a pipe dream. But for a lucky few it comes true.

    Thirty lottery winners from the East Midlands

    Today the lottery's celebrating it's 20th anniversary, so I've been to meet not one but 30 winners - all from the East Midlands.

  19. Christmas is coming

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    Workmen are putting the finishing touches to the city's Christmas tree in the Market Place this lunchtime. The conifer is up and the lights are on.

    Christmas tree in Derby city centre

    And for those wondering - it's 42 days until the big day!

  20. Fly-tipping appeal

    via Facebook

    South Derbyshire District Council is appealing for information after two incidents of fly-tipping over the past week in Ticknall.

    Fly-tipping in Ticknall

    The council posts on Facebook that it is "honestly one of the worst we have seen from a domestic waste point of view" on Coal Lane.

  21. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    In the news at 14:00 on BBC Radio Derby: Derbyshire County Council's assistant director of children and younger adults is to take over the role of the director of children's services.

    Ian Johnson will fill the role for six months as a replacement for Ian Thomas, who's left to take up the same role in Rotherham.

  22. Unemployment figures

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    I'm looking at the latest unemployment figures.

    Jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants in Derby and Derbyshire were down 4% in October compared with September.

    7,570 jobseeker's allowance (previously unemployment benefit) claimants in Derbyshire (not including Derby) is the lowest number since records began in 1992. Derby's JSA claimant figures are the lowest since November 2007.

  23. 'No offence intended'

    Alex Howick

    BBC Radio Derby reporter

    UKIP's MEP for the East Midlands has defended the party's poppy wreath which was placed on Derby's war memorial yesterday.

    Ukip poppy wreath

    The wreath included the party's yellow and purple logo and Labour say it was disrespectful.

    Roger Helmer says no offence was intended and "was meant nothing more than to show respect for our service men and women over the years".

  24. Vigilante group catch 'online groomer'

    Simon Hare

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A man who thought he was grooming two under-age girls for sex has been caught by an online vigilante group.

    Run by a Derbyshire family, they say they're about to submit evidence against four other people to police.

    See my report on BBC One at 13:30 and 18:30.

  25. East Midlands Today

    Sarah Teale

    Presenter

    Coming up on the lunchtime news: More details on the dentist who it's claimed could have infected up to 22,000 patients across the East Midlands.

    A man who thought he was grooming two under-age girls for sex has been caught by an online vigilante group run by a Derbyshire family.

    Plus, job figures are out showing the total number of people on jobseeker's allowance in Derbyshire is at its lowest since records began.

  26. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    The Peak District Rural Housing Association says new planning rules which are being proposed could prevent young people getting on the property ladder.

    More on this and other stories in our 13:00 bulletin. Listen live here.

  27. Car damaged

    Tweet: @BolsoverSNT

    Bolsover Safer Neighbourhood Team tweets: Vehicle damaged on Shuttlewood Rd, paint stripper or similar poured over vehicle Monday 10th - Tuesday 11th. Any info please. #damage

  28. 'Acrid' smell investigated

    The Environment Agency has been investigating a number of complaints about a pungent smell in the New Whittington area of Chesterfield.

    People have described the smell as like acrid, rotting food and chicken manure.

  29. Missing woman found safe

    A woman who was reported missing from her home in Derby has been found safe and well, Derbyshire Police says.

    Hazel Gomes had last been seen in the city on Friday.

  30. Weather forecast in 30 seconds

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    What's in store for us over the next 24 hours? watch my 30-second forecast.

  31. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in Derbyshire stands at 7,570 - the lowest figure since records began in 1992. Derby's figures are the lowest since 2007.

    Hear more on this story and others in the news at 12:00 on BBC Radio Derby.

  32. 'Made to feel wanted'

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County defender Cyrus Christie (pictured) claims being made to feel wanted by manager Martin O'Neill was a big reason behind his decision to play international football for the Republic of Ireland.

    Derby County defender Cyrus Christie

    The 22-year-old could make his debut this week against Scotland or the United States after being called up for the first time.

    Christie - who was born in Coventry - was also courted by England's under-21s.

  33. Missing teen found

    A 14-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Derby for almost two weeks has been found.

    Derbyshire Police says Georgina Fearn was found safe and well yesterday morning.

  34. '48 hours' for Hasselbaink announcement

    Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is set to be named as Burton Albion manager within 48 hours. Read more on BBC Sport.

  35. Post update

    News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    UK unemployment fell by 115,000 between July and September to 1.96 million, according to the Office for National Statistics.

    Hear more on this story and others in the news at 11:00 on BBC Radio Derby.

  36. Children In Need: Your fundraising

    Email: emt@bbc.co.uk

    Tom Brown

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Are you fundraising for Children In Need?

    Pudsey the bear

    Whether you're wearing fancy dress, bathing in beans or baking send me your photographs and we might use them in Friday's live show.

  37. Club can attract global star

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    The fact that Burton can attract a global star like Hasselbaink is another sign of how far the club has come in recent seasons.

    Burton's head of academy Mike Whitlow has been in charge since Rowett's departure, assisted by Ian Sharps and Lee Bell.

  38. Hasselbaink has the stature

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink may not have the managerial experience that Burton chairman Ben Robinson claimed he was looking for, but he certainly has the stature in the game and the contacts.

    A single season with Antwerp in Belgium is his most recent - and only - job as a number one so far, but he'll certainly have learned from his time as a coach at Nottingham Forest and his continuing relationship with Derby County head coach Steve McClaren.

  39. Post update

    News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    The Peak District Rural Housing Association says local villages are in danger of becoming "ghettos of the rich and elderly".

    Hear more in the news at 10:00.

  40. Electrical shop goes online

    BBC Radio Derby

    An electrical shop is closing its doors after more than 30 years in business.

    Wilmar Electricals, in Mickleover, will now become an online business after customer numbers in the shop fell.

    Wilmar Electricals in Mickleover

    There's an application to change the use of the building from a retail outlet to a takeaway.

  41. Haslam 'can be contender'

    Derby's Leon Haslam believes he can be a world championship contender next season after agreeing to join the Red Devils Aprilia Team.

    Derby's Leon Haslam on a motorbike

    The 31 year-old left Honda after finishing seventh last season in World Superbikes.

    Haslam says: "I'm pretty happy with how I'm riding. With the right team and package, I'm really confident."

  42. Your photos: Remembrance

    Via Facebook

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    There are a beautiful selection of photos on the BBC East Midlands Today Facebook page, following yesterday's remembrance events.

    Poppy wreath on a bench

    They include this stunning image taken by James Smith. See more.

  43. Post update

    News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    UKIP's East Midlands MEP has defended the party's poppy wreath which was placed on Derby's war memorial yesterday.

    The wreath included the party's yellow and purple logo, which Labour says was disrespectful.

    Hear more on this story in the news at 09:00 on BBC Radio Derby.

  44. Appeal to trace missing woman

    There's increasing concern about a 72-year-old woman who's missing from Derby.

    Hazel Gomes

    Hazel Gomes was last seen on Friday morning at her home in Bass Street.

    Derbyshire Police says she needs medication but is not thought to have any with her.

  45. Concern over affordable housing changes

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The Peak District National Park Authority fears a proposed change to planning laws will force more young people out of the area.

    The government wants to alter rules surrounding section 106 agreements, meaning developers won't have to provide affordable homes in developments that are fewer than 10 properties.

    Hear more on this story on BBC Radio Derby throughout the morning.

  46. Hasselbaink to be Burton manager

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Former Chelsea and Leeds striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is set to be unveiled as the new Burton Albion manager in the next 48 hours.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

    It's believed he was recommended for the job by Derby County head coach Steve McClaren, who Hasselbaink played under at Middlesbrough and worked with as a coach as Nottingham Forest.

    Burton have been without a manager since Gary Rowett left to join Championship side Birmingham last month.

  47. Heavy showers

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    There are already some showers around this morning and they will continue to roam around throughout the morning.

    Some drier and brighter interludes are forecast in-between, but the showers will be fairly heavy and there will be some gusty winds to accompany them too.

    The showers will mostly clear away into the afternoon leaving a dry and bright end to the day. Highs of 12C (54F).

  48. Good morning

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    I'm in the BBC Radio Derby newsroom today bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    If you'd like to get in touch with me, email or tweet @BBCDerby.