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  1. Updates on Wednesday 3 December
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good Evening

    Today's Local Live updates have now come to an end. We will be back with more at 08:00 on Thursday.

  2. Staying dry

    Anna Church

    BBC Weather

    A dry evening with clear skies for most. Cloud will thicken overnight and there's the potential for a few light showers. Lows of 2C (36F).

    There'll be a full update on East Midlands Today on BBC One at 18:30.

  3. Manager role for former Ram?

    BBC Sport

    Former Derby County midfielder Adam Murray could be just days away from his first job in management.

    Adam Murray

    The 33-year-old, who played for the Rams until 2003, has been interviewed for the vacant post at Mansfield Town and should find out later this week if he has been successful.

  4. Council cuts analysis

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    This budget feels different to previous ones in Derby because several services would be completely stopped. Labour says it's the toughest budget the council has ever had to make. But they're warning that next year will be even worse unless the city's funding from government is made fairer.

  5. Budget unveiled

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Here are the main headlines from Derby City Council's budget announcement at a glance.


    You can look at the budget in full on the city council website.

  6. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    Derby City Council is to make at least 250 people redundant - and proposes to shut a number of services - as part of its budget for next year.

    In my 17:00 bulletin we'll hear from council leader Ranjit Banwait.

  7. Talking cuts

    Richard Spurr


    Our political reporter Chris Doidge will be taking us through Derby City Council's job cuts and budget plans on BBC Radio Derby shortly after 17:00.

    Budget document
  8. City council job cuts

    Ranjit Banwait, in charge of Labour-led Derby City Council, says cuts to the authority's central government funding have forced him into making budget decisions he didn't want to make.


    He says: "Job losses are a tragedy. We're making decisions that under normal circumstances we as a Labour administration wouldn't want to make. But it is as a direct result of the cuts being imposed on us by this coalition government since 2010 "

  9. Council budget

    BBC Radio Derby

    As well as confirming job cuts, Derby City Council is to stop its pest control service and won't deal with noise pollution or fly tipping outside office hours. The authority will also close the swimming pool at Moorways in April.

  10. BreakingBreaking News

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby City Council Cuts confirmed. At a glance, here are some main points.

    * 256 jobs being cut.

    * £32m less in funding than in the last financial year.

    * Less money for things like gritting and street cleaning, but more for improving social housing.

    I'll have more details on drive time on BBC Radio Derby.

  11. Father's meningitis call

    Derby Telegraph

    A concerned father is calling on the Government to make the vaccine for a disease that nearly killed his son available on the NHS as soon as possible.

  12. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    In my 16:00 bulletin I'll have the latest on Derby City Council's plans to cut more jobs.

  13. Swadlincote route blocked

    An accident has blocked the A511 Burton Road in Swadlincote, advises BBC Travel.

  14. Finnair contract for Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce has secured a £287m deal to supply engines to a further eight Finnair A350s.

    Rolls-Royce and Finnair logos

    The airline had already ordered engines for 11 craft in 2007 and has now decided to take up the add-on option built into that contract.

  15. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    In my 15:00 bulletin, I'll bring you everything we know about Derby getting an enterprise zone.

  16. Enterprise zone for city

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    More details are coming in about Derby's new enterprise zone.

    The area, the site of which has yet to be named, will incur lower business rates and could come with significant investment for infrastructure.

  17. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    Derby is to be given an enterprise zone. I'll bring you the details in my 14:00 bulletin.

  18. Woman charged with burglaries

    A 26-year-old woman has been charged with two recent burglaries in Belper.

    Items taken during the break-ins, on Windmill Lane and Penn Street, included cash, a handbag and mobile phone.

  19. Wanted: Your photos

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Our Facebook cover photo today was taken in Belper by Meera Lynn.

    Facebook cover photo

    If you'd like to nominate one of your own pictures as a future Facebook cover, email it to

  20. Library scam

    BBC Radio Derby

    Fraudsters have been calling people in Derbyshire pretending to be council staff asking them to pay outstanding overdue fines.

    The county council warned people it would not recover money this way and said it wanted to stop the scam as soon as possible.

  21. Latest outlook

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather

    It's a dry day with plenty of sunshine. Some cloud at times, but it should stay bright with lighter winds and feeling cold with highs of 5C (41F).

  22. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 13:00 news bulletin: Job losses will be announced by Derby City Council later today.

  23. Snow on the way?

    There's a chance parts of Derbyshire could see snow next week.

    John Hammond

    BBC Weather's John Hammond has the details in this long range forecast.

  24. Mineshaft surprises drivers

    Derbyshire Times

    A collapsed mineshaft has opened up on a Peak District road.

  25. Autumn Statement

    BBC News Channel

    Noel Travers, managing director of Bombardier UK, says the firm will be paying close attention to George Osborne's Autumn Statement at 12:30.

    Noel Travers

    He says: "We're hoping for some support in job creation and we want to see the government continue to confirm investment in rail infrastructure projects."

  26. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 12:00 bulletin, Derby City Council prepares to announce its budget for 2015. Listen live.

  27. Payments warning

    Derbyshire Dales District Council tweets: You will be unable to make a payment at the Town Hall or over the phone for a short period of time today from 12pm

  28. Council 'powerless to stop illegal camps'

    Burton Mail

    There is little which can be done to stop travellers from setting up illegal camps on land in East Staffordshire, the borough council has revealed.

  29. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council is set to make another round of job cuts. Find out more in my 11:00 bulletin.

  30. Breaston bargaining

    East Midlands Today

    The leader of Leicestershire County Council says he'd back an HS2 station being built in Breaston if the government invests £50m in reopening the National Forest rail line.

    HS2 bosses are considering switching the region's high-speed hub from Toton to Breaston and Nick Rushton said he'd be more likely to support the change if the line, through Coalville and Ashby to Leicester, was reinstated.

  31. Reds beaten

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Alfreton Town are now six points from safety in the Conference after losing 2-1 at home to Gateshead last night.

    The defeat was the Reds' fourth in a row.

  32. US award for Derby actor

    Derby actor Jack O'Connell is to receive an award from an influential organisation made up of US film critics.

    Jack O'Connell

    His performance in Angelina Jolie-directed war drama Unbroken earned him the breakthrough award by the New York-based National Board of Review.

  33. Surprise wedding for legend's daughter

    Derbyshire Times

    Spireites legend Ernie Moss walked his daughter up the aisle at her surprise wedding at Chesterfield FC's home.

  34. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith


    BBC Radio Derby understands job losses will be announced by Derby City Council later today.

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

  35. Pool to close

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A Derbyshire swimming pool is to shut for about five weeks to allow pipework to be refurbished.

    West Park Leisure Centre

    The pool, at West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton, will close on 13 December and reopen in the new year.

  36. Wheelchair-friendly Derbyshire

    Matthew Barlow

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Two women who have disabled children are launching a campaign aimed at making Derbyshire the most accessible county in the country for wheelchair users.

    Gillian Scotford and Jane Carver, who set up the charity Accessible Derbyshire, want more shops and accommodation providers to make their buildings wheelchair-friendly.

  37. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 09:00 bulletin, our political reporter will bring you the details of a new round of job cuts at Derby City Council.

  38. Ward nearing full fitness

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Jamie Ward has handed Derby County a boost ahead of Saturday's clash with Brighton by playing an hour for the U21s last night.

    Jamie Ward

    The forward has missed the last seven matches with a thigh injury but is now nearing his first team comeback.

  39. Missing ring mystery

    Derby Telegraph

    A hospital patient has told how she woke from sedation to find her late mother's ring missing from her finger.

  40. Motorway delays

    There are delays on the M1 southbound between J29 and J29a because of a broken down vehicle, warns BBC Travel.

  41. More jobs to go at council

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby City Council is to announce another round of job losses.

    Derby's Council House

    Staff will be told the news this morning as the authority prepares to announce its 2015 budget, which is expected to see big cuts made to services.

  42. Cold but dry

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather

    A chilly day with plenty of sunshine. Some cloud at times but staying dry with lighter winds and highs of 5C (41F).

  43. Good morning

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone. I'm here to bring you today's Local Live updates for Derbyshire and east Staffordshire.

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