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  1. Updates for Friday 16 January 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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  1. Post update

    Friday's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back with more news, sport, travel and weather on Monday.

  2. Frosty Friday

    Clear skies and light winds will lead to a widespread frost overnight.

    Weather chart

    Some areas could also see light snow, with lows of 0C (32F).

  3. East Midlands Today

    Maurice Flynn


    On BBC One at 18:30, jail for the man who used the 999 phone system as a free sex line.

    iPro Stadium

    And sport is coming live from the iPro Stadium with the build-up to tomorrow's big game between Derby and Forest.

  4. Your photos: Hearty breakfast

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Sandie Nicholson for this photo of sheep enjoying breakfast at Woodhead in the Peak District earlier this week.

    Woodhead in the Peak District

    Email or tweet us your best shots of Derbyshire. I'll feature the best we receive on Local Live.

  5. New-look leisure centre

    BBC Radio Derby

    Uttoxeter Leisure Centre is to reopen this weekend following a £3.8m redevelopment.

    The building has been completely remodelled and now includes a dance studio.

  6. Rams sign Albentosa

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby

    Spanish defender Raul Albentose signs for Derby County on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

    Raul Albentosa and Steve McClaren

    You can hear our interview with him after 18:00 on BBC Radio Derby.

  7. News on the hour

    Lucy Vladev

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 17:00 bulletin, the latest weekly figures from the Royal Derby Hospital shows a slight improvement in A&E waiting times.

  8. Vandals attack van owner

    A man was repeatedly punched after confronting a group of young people who were damaging his van.

    The assault happened on Westgreen Avenue in Allenton at about 01:00 on New Year's Day.

  9. Pentagon Island crash

    BBC Travel

    A two-car accident is blocking the A52 in both directions at Pentagon Island.

  10. Airport growth brings new jobs

    East Midlands Today

    East Midlands Airport says it plans to recruit 1,250 new staff over the coming year.

    East Midlands Airport

    Airport bosses said growing passenger numbers and an increase in freight transportation were behind its growth, with a recruitment fair offering 350 posts planned later this month.

  11. News on the hour

    Lucy Vladev

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The latest figures for Derby's A&E department show a slight improvement on patient treatment targets, with fewer patients having to wait more than four hours to be dealt with.

    Listen to my 16:00 bulletin for the full story.

  12. Honeymoon sale setback

    BBC News Online has more on a fresh setback for a Burton man who sold his ex-fiancee's honeymoon ticket on eBay after they split at Christmas.

    John Whitbread

    The winning bidder, who offered £8,000 to join John Whitbread on the trip to the Dominican Republic, pulled out of the sale last night.

  13. New rules for A&E staffing

    A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.

    Draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends one nurse for every four cubicles and two nurses for each major trauma and cardiac arrest patient.

  14. Defender joins Reds

    Alfreton Town have signed centre-back Callum Howe on a three-month loan from Scunthorpe United.

    Callum Howe

    The 20-year-old has not played for Scunthorpe but has had loan spells with Bradford Park Avenue and Gainsborough Trinity.

  15. Pub to become caravan park

    Burton Mail

    A former pub in Overseal is to be pulled down after plans to turn it into a caravan park were approved.

  16. News on the hour

    Lucy Vladev

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The latest figures for Derby's A&E department show a slight improvement on patient treatment times.

    Hear more on this story at 15:00.

  17. Wanted: Pictures for Facebook


    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Radio Derby's Clare Cully captured our latest Facebook cover photo at Trent Lock in Sawley.

    Facebook cover photo

    Have you taken any pictures that would work well as a future cover image? Email them to

  18. Empty buildings pledge

    BBC Radio Derby

    A housing association which owns three listed Georgian houses in Derby has pledged to try to stop them falling into further disrepair.

    St Helen's Street

    The buildings are on the edge of a proposed development on St Helen's Street, which is due to have 40 flats and 15 houses built on it.

  19. Gritters sent out

    Derby City Council tweets: More #gritting at 3pm today on our main roads as the temps drop #DerbyUK

  20. News on the hour

    Lucy Vladev

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Delays at the Royal Derby Hospital's A&E department are largely being caused by other parts of the hospital, health bosses say.

    Hear the full story in my 14:00 bulletin.

  21. Rams match switch

    Derby County's away game at Wolves has been brought forward a day after being picked to be shown live on TV.

    The match will now kick off at 19:45 on Friday 20 March.

  22. East Midlands Today

    Simon Hare


    A nuisance caller who used 999 as a sex line has been jailed for 18 weeks.

    John Wainwright, 44, pestered East Midlands Ambulance Service and Nottinghamshire Police staff 875 times.

    We'll bring you the full story at 13:30.

  23. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    An extension of GP surgery hours being piloted in Derbyshire is unsustainable under current arrangements, according to a Matlock GP.

    More on this in our 13:00 bulletin.

  24. Gritters deployed

    Derbyshire County Council tweets: We're gritting primary routes this aft & will monitor weather forecast in case we need to go out again later in day

  25. Brewers keen to keep striker

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he wants to extend the loan of Jacob Blyth.

    Jacob Blyth

    The striker is due to return to Leicester City later this month, having scored five times in his 21 appearances for the Brewers.

  26. Twitcher talk

    Andy Twigge

    BBC Radio Derby presenter

    After 13:00 I'll be finding out how we can all get involved in the forthcoming Big Garden Bird Watch. Listen live.

  27. Defender on his way

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    I understand Raul Albentosa is on his way to Derby and should sign a contract with the Rams later today.

  28. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    A Matlock GP says plans to extend doctors' hours won't work unless more staff are taken on.

    Find out more by listening to my 12:00 bulletin.

  29. Fugitive robber arrested

    A violent robber who absconded from an open prison in Suffolk has been detained in Chesterfield.

    Kyle Naylor

    Kyle Naylor, 26, was serving an indeterminate sentence for robbery and wounding with intent when he went missing on Tuesday night.

  30. 1,000 new airport jobs

    BBC Radio Derby

    Managers at East Midlands Airport say they're recruiting more than 1,000 new staff because passengers are turning their backs on bigger airports.

    East Midlands Airport

    The new jobs are across all areas of the airport, including check-in workers, shop staff and vacancies with freight carriers.

  31. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Waiting times at the Royal Derby Hospital's A&E department have improved slightly.

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

  32. Tesco under fire over lights

    Derby Telegraph

    Tesco says it will look into turning off the lights in a derelict building it owns after it was accused of wasting power by leaving them on "for years".

  33. Loyalty test

    Alex Howick

    BBC Radio Derby reporter

    Ahead of tomorrow's Derby v Nottingham Forest clash, I'm in Long Eaton to find out if supporters' loyalty extends to refusing to eat cup cakes decorated in the colours of their rival team.

    Derby County and Nottingham Forest cakes

    Find out how I got on by visiting our Facebook page.

  34. Missing man: Body found

    Police searching for missing Chesterfield man Alistair Gosney have found a body.

    The discovery was made by officers in a field off Lower Alley in Calow at about 14:30 yesterday. Mr Gosney's car was found nearby.

    A formal identification will take place later.

  35. Final graduations

    Today is the third and final day of graduation ceremonies at Derby Arena.

    Graduation ceremony at Derby Arena

    The University of Derby says about 10,000 students, staff and guests have attended the ceremonies.

  36. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 10:00 bulletin, police appeal for witnesses after a woman is hit by a car on Cromford Hill.

  37. GP trial 'unsustainable'

    BBC Radio Derby

    A doctor from Matlock has cast doubt on a pilot scheme to greatly extend GP opening hours, despite patients hailing it a success.

    Surgeries in Erewash currently open from 08:00 to 20:00 seven days a week, but Dr Peter Holden, who represents doctors' organisation the BMA, says such schemes can't continue beyond their trial period without more staff.

  38. Honeymoon buyer pulls out

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A man who auctioned his fiancée's honeymoon place on eBay after they split six weeks before his wedding says the winning bidder has pulled out of the sale.

    John Whitbread

    John Whitbread, from Burton, sold the Dominican Republic trip for £8,000 yesterday but the buyer told him they had made a mistake.

    The trip is now being offered to the second highest bidder.

  39. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    A doctor from Matlock says a scheme to greatly extend GP opening hours can't work under current staffing levels.

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

  40. Rams chase defender

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County appear to have moved a step closer to signing Spanish defender Raul Albentosa.

    Raul Albentosa tussles with Barcelona's Neymar

    Last night his club Eibar announced the 26-year-old had paid his termination clause, releasing him from his contract in Spain.

  41. Vera Brittain movie released

    BBC Radio Derby

    A film adaptation of Vera Brittain's World War One memoir Testament of Youth goes on general release today.

    However, although much of the story is based at Brittain's family home in Buxton, no scenes were filmed in the town.

  42. Dog walker hit by car

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    A driver has been arrested after a woman suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a car at the entrance to Dene Quarry on Cromford Hill last night.

    The woman was walking her dog when the crash happened at about 19:40.

  43. Good morning

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Hello, I'll be bringing you all of today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and east Staffordshire.

    You can join in by contributing a photo, question, or comment via email or Twitter.