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  1. Updates for Monday 12 January 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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Damp evening

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

It will stay cloudy and wet this evening.

The rain will be on and off and will eventually clear away later on in the night, with lows of 2C (36F).

East Midlands Today

Dominic Heale


On BBC One at 18:30, we speak to

the family of Ricky Hill, whose body was discovered close to the hospital where he went missing in September.

Ricky Hill's family

Warnock deal delayed

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Stephen Warnock's

move from Leeds to Derby is on hold while the club assesses his ankle injury.

The transfer is still expected to be completed this week.

Palmer celebrates first goal

Young Burton Albion midfielder Matty Palmer expressed relief at notching his first football league goal in his 63rd appearance.

Matty Palmer
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The 19-year-old said: "I have waited too long to be honest. Hopefully I can add a few more in the next few games."

Derby patient tested for Ebola

Derby Telegraph

A patient at the Royal Derby Hospital

has been tested for the deadly virus Ebola.

Hospital bosses said the incident happened in December and the results had come back as negative.

School strike

BBC Radio Derby

A six-day strike by teachers at Derby's Merrill Academy has been called.

The action, by members of the NASUWT, will start tomorrow in a dispute over conditions.

Robbery suspect sought

Have you seen Darren Brady?

Darren Brady CCTV capture
Derbyshire Police


want to speak to the 38-year-old about an attempted robbery in Chesterfield and a robbery in Nottinghamshire.

'Disgust' at chief exec pay-off

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The trade union Unison says it is disgusted at the pay-off being given to Derby City Council's chief executive.

Adam Wilkinson is set to receive £140,000 after announcing on Friday he was taking voluntary redundancy.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, a knitwear factory in Clay Cross is to close and a decision to pay off Derby City Council's chief executive is described as "disgusting".


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Going hungry

Terry Christian says he's been shocked by the number of working families who are becoming reliant on food banks.

Terry Christian

The broadcaster spoke after visiting soup kitchens and food banks across Derbyshire for a feature on tonight's

Inside Out East Midlands.

Pool reopens

West Park Leisure Centre's swimming pool

is to reopen on Saturday after being closed for five weeks to allow pipework to be refurbished.

Bosses at the Long Eaton centre thanked customers for their patience while the work took place.

Factory to close

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's some more information on today's announcement that knitwear firm John Smedley is to close its small factory in Clay Cross.

  • The total number of staff at the plant is 47
  • The firm is "consolidating its Derbyshire manufacturing operations" at its main factory in Lea Mills, where 21 new jobs will be on offer
  • Staff were informed of the closure this morning and a 30-day consultation period has begun
  • The 231-year-old family-owned firm made a loss in 2010 but has now returned to profit

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

16:00 bulletin, 47 people face an uncertain future tonight following the announcement that John Smedley is to close its Clay Cross factory.

Wind warning

The Met Office

has issued a yellow warning for wind in Derbyshire from 15:00 on Wednesday to 06:00 on Thursday.

It says the weather system is still open to some uncertainty so the warning will be reviewed later.

Fire slows traffic

BBC Travel

A building fire has led to delays

on Hartington Street in Derby.

McClaren wants Albentosa

BBC Sport

Derby County head coach Steve McClaren has

confirmed that he wants to sign Spanish centre-back Raul Albentosa.

Raul Albentosa (left) in action for Eibar
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Albentosa, who has made 17 starts for Eibar in Spain's La Liga so far this season, has been linked with a £500,000 move to England.

The 26-year-old helped his side reach the Spanish top flight for the first time in their history last season.

Police to review missing man hunt

BBC News Online has more on the discovery of a body,

believed to be missing 30-year-old Ricky Hill.

Ricky Hill appeal poster

Police have promised a "thorough review" of their four-month investigation into his disappearance after family members questioned why he wasn't found sooner.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

15:00 bulletin, trade union Unison criticises the pay-off given to Derby City Council's chief executive Adam Wilkinson.

Experienced player

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

The arrival of Stephen Warnock would add experience and leadership to the Derby County squad - he has plenty of Premier League experience with Liverpool and Aston Villa - and would increase competition at left-back.

Stephen Warnock
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Warnock was given his first England call-up in 2005, when Derby head coach Steve McClaren was on the coaching staff.

John Smedley: Job losses 'sad'

BBC Radio Derby

John Smedley is closing its small factory in Clay Cross, with up to 47 jobs at risk.

John Smedley factory in Clay Cross

Managing director Ian Maclean said: "We are very much a family firm so naturally it is very sad when even a small number of jobs must be put at risk.

"However sustaining manufacturing in Britain means taking tough business decisions."

Foston crash

BBC Travel

A lane is closed

on the A50 westbound in Foston following an accident.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

14:00 bulletin, Derbyshire knitwear firm John Smedley announces plans to close its factory in Clay Cross.

Home Office rules 'ignore children'

BBC Radio Derby

Burton's Alison Tanik has criticised immigration rules which prevent her Turkish husband living with her in the UK because her salary is too low.

She said: "I feel the law completely ignores the status of the child in this. My children are growing up in a one-parent family."

Christmas drink-drive figures

Police said 13% of Derbyshire motorists stopped in December were either over the drink-drive limit or refused/failed to take a test.

This broke down as 88 out of 668 drivers stopped, a slight rise from the previous year.

Body find spot near houses

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Police believe a body found in woodland in Littleover is 30-year-old Ricky Hill, who vanished from the Royal Derby Hospital in September.

Ricky Hill tributes

While the wooded area is quite bare now, people living here say it is much denser in the summer and autumn.

The exact area where the body was found is difficult to get to on foot because it has a green fence surrounding it, but it is just metres from nearby houses and gardens.

Honeymoon auction passes £6,000

Derby Telegraph

A jilted boyfriend who put his fiancée's honeymoon holiday ticket on eBay after she left him at Christmas

has now had more than 90 bids on the trip.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: The Derbyshire knitwear firm John Smedley is to close its factory in Clay Cross which employs 47 people.

Election hopefuls revealed

Five candidates have been announced for the upcoming county council by-election for Brimington.

The poll, set for 5 February, was triggered by the death of county councillor Walter Burrows in October.

Jobs to go at John Smedley

BBC Radio Derby

Knitwear firm John Smedley is to close its Clay Cross factory with the loss of up to 47 jobs.

John Smedley factory in Clay Cross

The decision follows an efficiency review which has seen the firm opt to move operations to its main plant at Lea Mills.

Stallholders take on the wind

Derbyshire Dales District Council

tweets: 24 of the usual 157 stalls at our #Bakewell #market have decided to continue trading despite the wind issues

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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News on the hour

Sally Swinfen


The Derbyshire knitwear firm John Smedley is to close its small factory in Clay Cross, which employs 47 people.

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

on BBC Radio Derby.

50 years at the same firm

BBC Radio Derby

A Derbyshire firm is celebrating one of its employees notching up half a century of service.

Josie Rippon was 17 when she started working at Robinsons Longcliffe, in Matlock, in 1965 and over five decades she has seen it evolve from a petrol and hardware shop to a steel fabrication manufacturer.

Forward could return

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he's hopeful of having forward Alex MacDonald available for next weekend's trip to Portsmouth.

Alex MacDonald
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MacDonald was nominated for the League Two player of the month award for December but has missed the past two matches with a knee injury.

How safe is your manicure?

Amy Harris

Reporter, Inside Out

A nail extension glue which has been banned in the USA because

it can cause permanent damage and severe allergic reactions is still being used at some salons in the East Midlands.

Damaged nails

On tonight's BBC Inside Out I'll be going undercover to find out more. Watch BBC One at 19:30.