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  1. Updates from Thursday 27 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Thursday's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back at 08:00 on Friday.

Cloudy but mild

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

Cloud will return overnight and it will feel breezy with mist and fog patches. Lows of 8C (46F).

Fuel Theft

Derby Telegraph

The Derby Telegraph reports a tanker containing 1,000 litres of diesel stolen from Markeaton Park.

Classic book gets radio treatment

Derbyshire actor John Hurt is

to star in a ten-hour radio adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace.

John Hurt
Getty Images

The adaptation will be broadcast on

BBC Radio 4 on New Year's Day.

Pregnant woman robbed

Pamela Gupta


A pregnant woman

was knocked to the floor as she tried to stop her handbag being stolen in Chellaston last night.

The 32-year-old was waiting for a bus near Tesco on Derby Road when a man walked up behind her and snatched the bag.

She was not seriously injured but was taken to hospital for a precautionary check-up.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, a business owner says the reopening of London Road Bridge is a big day for Derby.

Brewers sign keeper

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Burton Albion

have signed Norwich goalkeeper Remi Matthews on a one-month loan.

The 20-year-old arrives as cover for injured keeper Chris Weale.

Watch: Bridge arrives

BBC News Online has a fascinating time-lapse video of Derby's London Road Bridge

being moved into position.

Still from time-lapse video
Inside Out Time Lapse Production

The new £7m crossing was gradually put in place by engineers working through the night.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Derby's London Road Bridge has reopened following a £7m revamp. I'll bring you the details in my

16:00 bulletin.

Pair abscond

A convicted burglar and a man who was jailed for assault

have absconded from Sudbury open prison.

James Sheldon and Wayne Smart
Derbyshire Police

James Sheldon (pictured left), was serving an indeterminate sentence for assault with intent to rob when he left the prison yesterday afternoon.

Wayne Smart, who was one year into a four-year sentence for burglary, also disappeared yesterday.

Your views

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like

your feedback about this service.

Bond 'thrilled with win'

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport

Derbyshire snooker player Nigel Bond

says he was thrilled with his first-round win at the UK Championship, but admitted he questions why he still subjects himself to the stress of top-level competition.

Nigel Bond
Getty Images

The 1995 World Championship runner-up saw off Stuart Carrington 6-3 in York and next faces Barry Hawkins.

Thieves take tanker

A tanker containing 1,000 litres of red diesel

has been stolen from Markeaton Park.

The bowser belonged to Derby City Council and the fuel inside was to be used by machinery at the park.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In my

15:00 bulletin, a local business owner gives his reaction to London Road Bridge being reopened.

Shirebrook house fire

Derbyshire Times

A woman was treated for smoke inhalation after

a house fire in Shirebrook last night.

Hasselbaink's third signing

BBC Sport Online has more on Burton Albion

signing Dutch defender Kelvin Maynard.

Kelvin Maynard

He is the third arrival since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took charge, following loan deals for Yeovil goalkeeper Chris Weale and Middlesbrough defender Bryn Morris.

Spireite goes out on loan

Chesterfield midfielder Ollie Banks has joined Northampton Town

on a month's loan.

Ollie Banks
Getty Images

The 22-year-old, who signed from FC United last year, has made 15 appearances for the Spireites this season.

Afternoon forecast

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

Staying mainly dull and cloudy with a couple of spots of light drizzle here and there. Limited brightness at best with highs of 9C (48F).

Blast stories

Tom Richardson

BBC News Online

Regulars at Hanbury's Cock Inn, which was destroyed by

the huge explosion at RAF Fauld and later rebuilt, said the blast deeply affected the local community.

The Cock Inn in Hanbury

Cousins Hubert Maycroft and Les Buckley told me there were "hundreds" of stories handed down through the generations about the day it happened.

News of the Hour

The mayor of Derby has been the first person to cross the newly-reopened London Road Bridge.

The full story in the

14:00 news bulletin.

Blast anniversary

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Valerie Hardy, who survived the huge blast at RAF Fauld 70 years ago today, will be on my programme at 14:15 to tell her story.

Listen live.

Explosion at RAF Fauld
Mark Rowe

Soldiers to parade through city

Mercian Regiment soldiers will parade in Derby this weekend after returning from a NATO exercise in Lithuania.

Private Derby XXX
Mercian Regiment

About 100 soldiers and the regimental mascot, Private Derby XXX (pictured), will march from Derby Cathedral at 12:00 on Saturday.

Helipad cash boost

BBC Radio Derby

A £3m appeal to build a helipad to serve the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre has received a 250,000 boost.

The County Air Ambulance charity, which has been raising cash to fund more helipads at hospitals, donated the cash to help make the planned facility at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre a reality.

Phil Hughes dies

Derbyshire's players and staff have paid tribute to Australian batsman Phil Hughes

following his death.

Phil Hughes
Getty Images

Captain Wayne Madsen said: "Devastated to hear the tragic news about Phil Hughes. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, team mates and Sean Abbott during this incredibly difficult time"

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

The mayor of Derby has been the first person to cross the newly-reopened London Road Bridge.

I'll bring you the full story in my

13:00 news bulletin.

Match switch

Alfreton Town's forthcoming home game against Eastleigh

has been pushed back 24 hours to 10 December due to their opponents' involvement in the FA Cup.

Cars cross new bridge

The first few cars make their way across London Road Bridge in Derby following its reopening.

Cars crossing London Road Bridge
Andy Savage

The stronger structure means the long-standing weight restriction on the bridge has now been removed.

Chelsea tickets go on sale

Tickets for Derby County's forthcoming League Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea

have gone on general sale.

Jose Mourinho brings his team to the iPro Stadium in 16 December.

Bridge reopens

Derby's mayor Shiraz Khan cuts the ribbon to officially reopen the London Road Bridge.

Ribbon cutting
Andy Savage

He was joined by city councillor Paul Bayliss and Network Rail's Richard Walker for the ceremony.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby


12:00 bulletin will feature the latest on the reopening of Derby's London Road Bridge.

London Road Bridge
Andy Savage

Today's weather

BBC Weather has shared this snapshot of

today's conditions.

Weather maps

Long Eaton pub assault

Derby Telegraph

A 55-year-old man was punched in the face by another drinker in a pub

and then assaulted again outside it.

Chatsworth at Chelsea

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire's Chatsworth estate is planning to show a garden at next year's Chelsea Flower Show.

The triangular display will me modelled on gardens at the stately home, in particular its rockery and trout stream.

Council boss wants job cuts info

Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait has urged Rolls-Royce to clarify how many of its planned 2,600 job cuts will be in the city.

Ranjit Banwait

He said "If it is going to be as bad as some are concerned about, we need to put a plan together to see if we can get other engineering companies here to Derby to support those workers."

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, a former Derbyshire cricketer gives his reaction to the death of Phil Hughes.

Bridge 'not quite finished'

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place prior to Derby's London Road Bridge reopening at noon.

London Road Bridge
Andy Savage

The city council says work on the new bridge is not completely finished but has reached a stage where traffic can start using it.

Missing man found

Police say a man who went missing from the Royal Derby Hospital nearly three weeks ago

has been found safe and well.

Paul Ryan, 56, from Coventry, disappeared on 7 November after being admitted when a passer-by found him collapsed in the Peak District.

Explosion crater fenced off

Tom Richardson

BBC News Online

The Hanbury Crater, created by

the huge explosion at RAF Fauld 70 years ago, is a remarkable sight.

The rolling Staffordshire countryside suddenly dips, and you're met by a wire fence lined with signs warning you not to enter.

Hanbury Crater site

Alarmingly, they say there could be unexploded bombs lying beyond the perimeter. To my knowledge, no-one has been daft enough to test this theory.

Dogs deployed in terror cash hunt

East Midlands Today

Sniffer dogs are being used at East Midlands Airport to search for money being used to fund terrorism.

Sniffer dog at East Midlands Airport

It comes as police across the UK step up efforts to prevent cash reaching extremist organisations.

Broadcasting on a boat

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

From 10:00, my show is coming live from Carsington Water.

Carsington Water

I'll be learning about the reservoir's history, the wildlife and flora surrounding it and hearing all about a time capsule buried beneath the water in 1991.