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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 4 February 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

That's all for today's BBC Local Live. The service will return at 08:00 tomorrow.

Another cold night

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Broken cloud through the night will produce further mostly

light outbreaks of sleet or snow on higher ground.

WEATHER
BBC

The snow mostly affecting higher ground, though any accumulations will be very localised and not amount to much.

Stuntman teaches actor to fight

A Derby stuntman who has been teaching Colin Firth to fight for his latest movie says the actor was a perfect student.

Damien Walters (pictured) choreographed the fight scenes in

Kingsman, in which Mr Firth plays a spy.

Damien Walters
Damien Walters

"When he came in he said I have never ever thrown a punch before in my life," said Mr Walters. "He trained with us for three months solid, three days a week."

Frayne case: Fire authority to discuss Mr Frayne's future

Acting chief executive at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, Joy Smith, says what happens to Sean Frayne

following his acquittal will be a matter for the fire authority who will meet on Friday.

"An awful lot of information has come out over the course of the week for us all to absorb," she said.

Joy Smith
BBC

"The criminal proceedings have only just concluded so there has not been an opportunity to have any discussions with Mr Frayne and the fire authority have yet to meet."

A38 roundabouts: Have your say

A public consultation is getting underway in Derby to get views on a major scheme to change three junctions on the A38.

A38
BBC

The Highways Agency has put forward plans for flyovers and underpasses at Markeaton, Little Eaton and Kingsway roundabouts.

It's hoped the scheme will shorten journey times and improve traffic flow.

Plans will be on show this Friday and Saturday at the University of Derby. The consultation ends on the 13th of March.

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Sandish Shoker

BBC News

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News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

A man and two women have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after police searches in the Rose Hill area of Derby this morning.

Two houses were raided by police as part of a pre-planned operation which took place at around 09:00 GMT on Depot Street.

Listen live at 17:00.

Frayne case: Fire service to 'absorb' information

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

After Derbyshire's chief fire officer

is found not guilty of raping a woman, acting chief executive of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Joy Smith says there is a "lot of information" from the trial of Sean Frayne that will now need to be "absorbed."

The fire authority is due to meet on Friday to discuss the future of Mr Frayne who was suspended as chief fire officer in 2013.

Derbyshire actress talks drama

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Codnor-born actress Chanel Cresswell has been speaking to me today about her role in

This is England '90 which will be aired as a four-part series later this year.

Chanel Cresswell
BBC

If you missed it,

listen again here.

McClaren reputation helped loans

BBC Sport

Derby County's chief executive Sam Rush says Steve McClaren's reputation has helped bring in the loan signings,

BBC Sport reports.

steve mcclaren
Getty Images

The Rams signed England Under-21 winger Thomas Ince and Manchester United's Jesse Lingard on transfer deadline day.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the bulletin at 16:00: Derbyshire Fire Authority says it will take time to consider the evidence which emerged during Sean Frayne's rape trial.

A jury at Derby Crown Court took just 12 minutes this morning to find the 48-year-old not guilty of raping a woman in an Etwall pub in 2006.

Cricket club works continue

BBC Radio Derby

Work is progressing on Derbyshire County Cricket Club's £2.4m refurbishment.

Chief executive Simon Storey says the work will see the executive lounge expanded to accommodate 300 people, create up to 30 jobs and help increase the club's income for future investments.

Hear more on

BBC Radio Derby after 16:00

Frayne case: Rape allegations "wrecked" his life

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporting from Derby Crown Court

Derbyshire's chief fire officer wept tears of joy after

he was found not guilty of raping a woman.

During his trial, Sean Frayne said the anonymous letters he received in 2013 asking for an out-of-court settlement were blackmail.

mike o'sullivan
BBC

He admitted having sex with the woman in the pub while his wife was in another room but said the woman had "led him on".

He said the rape allegations "had wrecked his life".

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Fire's acting chief executive, Joy Smith, has spoken after the acquittal of chief fire officer Sean Frayne on rape and said the organisation continues to "work hard to provide a service and keep the community safe".

Hear more on

BBC Radio Derby from 15:00.

Chilly for later

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Cold and rather cloudy with a scattering of

sleet and snow showers across the region through the day.

weather map
other

Police search Derby houses

Two houses are being searched by police in Depot Street with officers expected to be at the scene for several hours.

Derbyshire Constabulary said one man had been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply.

County ladies match postponed

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County Ladies' match tonight against Liverpool Ladies has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

The game at Borrowash Victoria was a pre-season friendly for the Reds.

Forest chairman car vandals apology

Two teenagers who were arrested over an attack on a car belonging to Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi have

written him a letter of apology.

Man damages car outside the Derby County's ground
Other

Mr Hasawi's Mercedes-Benz was vandalised while parked outside the iPro stadium following the match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County last month.

He said he will accept their apology as a means of restorative justice.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire's chief fire officer has walked free from court

after being found not guilty of rape.

You can hear more on this in my

14:00 bulletin.

New signing debut

Radio Derby's sport reporter, Owen Bradley

tweets: Tom Ince should make his Derby County debut on Saturday - who else has played for Derby and Nottm Forest in the same season? #dcfcfans #nffc

Keeping dangerous animals as pets

BBC Radio Derby's Alex Howick has been talking about the licenses needed to keep dangerous wild animals as pets.

Facebook video
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Head to our

Facebook page to see a video of him meeting Masie the ostrich owned by Keith in Ashbourne.

Fire authority to hold urgent meeting

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority says members will meet "as a matter of urgency" after the acquittal of its chief officer, Sean Frayne.

A spokeswoman for the authority said "the last year must have been difficult for everyone involved."

Pensioner's bank card stolen

Derbyshire Times

A man

had his bank card stolen whilst out shopping in Chesterfield.

The 79-year-old victim was using a cash machine at Morrisons Store on Chatsworth Road when he noticed a man stood nearby.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

I'll be bringing you the 13:00 bulletin on

BBC Radio Derby: Derbyshire's chief fire officer has walked free from court after being found not guilty of rape.

Sean Frayne was tearful as the jury reached the unanimous decision at Derby Crown Court this morning.

Derbyshire actress talks about plans

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Coming up on

today's show from 13:00:

I will be speaking to Derbyshire born actress Chanel Cresswell about what's in store for her this year and I'll be finding out about a new documentary film on the lost pubs of Wirksworth.

Train services suspended

BBC Travel

Train services on CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains have been suspended between Nottingham and Derby because a person has been hit by a train at Long Eaton.

Follow updates

here.

Cat and Fiddle reopens

Cheshire Police has

tweeted that the A537 Buxton New Road, known as the Cat and Fiddle has now fully reopened.

Cat and Fiddle
Cat Cam

Parts of the road had been closed due to snowy and icy conditions.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A jury has taken just 12 minutes to find Derbyshire's fire chief officer not guilty of rape.

Sean Frayne was accused of raping a woman in an Etwall pub in 2006.

Delays on East Midlands trains

National Rail

tweets: Delays between Derby and Nottingham/Leicester until at least 13:30 #LongEatonTrains.
Details here.

Fire chief cleared by jury

Sean Frayne was suspended from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue in 2013 after a woman complained to police that she had been raped in an Etwall pub, reports

BBC news online.

Sean Frayne
BBC

The 48-year-old from Huddersfield insisted throughout the trial that he had consensual sex with the woman back in 2006.

A38 consultation begins

A public consultation has started to get views on changes to three junctions on the A38 in Derby, reports

BBC East Midlands Today.

Markeaton Island, A38
BBC

The Highways Agency has put forward plans for flyovers and underpasses at the Markeaton, Little Eaton and Kingsway roundabouts in an attempt to shorten journey times and improve traffic flow.

The consultation ends on 13 March.

Fire chief found not guilty

Rachael Gilchrist

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Sean Frayne, chief fire officer at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue has been cleared of raping a woman in a Derbyshire pub in 2006.

The jury of seven women and five men at Derby Crown Court took just 12 minutes to make their decision.

Mr Frayne was dismissed by the judge and quickly left the court with his wife Helen.

They didn't have a comment for the media.

BreakingBreaking News

Rachael Gilchrist

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire's Chief Fire Officer Sean Frayne has been found not guilty of raping a woman in a pub in 2006.

Sean Frayne arriving at Derby Crown Court
PA

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire police have welcomed the three year football ban handed to the Derby County fan who ran onto the pitch at the iPro Stadium after the match against local against Nottingham Forest last month.

More

in the news at 11:00

Gritting plans for county

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Another cold one! We're gritting secondary routes from noon. Primary network treated this morning and will be again at 6pm, and 4am tomorrow

Ince: 'Rams best in division'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

After completing his deadline day loan move to Derby County, Hull City winger Tom Ince says he's joined the best team in the Championship.

Tom Ince
Getty Images

The 23 year-old, who made his name at Blackpool, says he's keen to repay the faith the Rams have shown in him.

Police speeding through city

Derby Telegraph

Up to nine police cars and a riot van were

seen speeding through the city centre at 09:15.

It is understood they are attending an incident in Depot Street, Normanton. The road is closed off in both directions.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Sally Swinfen has the 10:00 bulletin on

BBC Radio Derby: Police are executing a search warrant at a property on Depot street in Normanton, Derby.

A number of police vehicles have been seen in the area.