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  1. Updates for Monday 9 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Goodbye

    Local Live has finished for the day. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday.

  2. Weather update

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's staying fine into the evening and it will be dry overnight with clear spells.

    Temperatures will stay frost free in the town centres, but there may be a grass frost in rural areas with a low of 1C (34F).

  3. University helps poorer graduates

    A university is launching a scheme to help students from areas, including parts of Derbyshire, after they leave, according to BBC News Online.

    Sheffield University graduates celebrate

    The University of Sheffield scheme involves paying the living costs of interns from poorer backgrounds.

  4. Alfreton merchandise sells in Texas

    Non-league, part-time Alfreton Town FC is successfully selling merchandise more than 7,500km away in the United States, reports BBC News Online.

    The new owners of Alfreton Town met fans of the Derbyshire club

    The club was bought by two Texans who run Legend Football Partners, linking the Derbyshire team with the Fort Worth Vaqueros.

  5. Hotel fire

    Staffordshire Fire and Rescue tweets: Tutbury & Burton crews have dealt with a bedroom fire at a hotel on High Street, Tutbury. They're currently ventilating smoke from the room.

  6. Jack on taking Clooney to Rams

    On the red carpet at Sunday's Baftas, Jack O'Connell played down reports he's planning to take George Clooney to Pride Park to see a Derby County match.

    Jack O'Connell

    "You can't believe everything written in the media, nah I never said that, its up to him isn't it?" he said, according to BBC Newsbeat.

    "If he wants to come he can come, I'm not going to jump up his bottom for the opportunity."

  7. Rams' success with no swearing policy

    BBC Sport

    Derby County's success under Steve McClaren this season is partly down to a refusal to conform to the "potty-mouth" footballing stereotype, according to coach Paul Simpson.

    Read more from BBC Sport Online here.

    Paul Simpson (left) and Steve McClaren
  8. Burton congestion

    BBC Travel reports congestion on the A444 in both directions through Burton-on-Trent between the A511 and A5189 junctions.

  9. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In the 17:00 bulletin: A £1m Lowry painting belonging to the city of Derby should not be sold, according to the head of museums.

    Houses Near a Mill has gone back on show at the city's museum and art gallery.

  10. 'Still a battle to be won'

    BBC Radio Derby

    Douglas Whitlam, president of Derby amateur swimming association, said he was pleased Moorways pool would remain open.

    "We've already established a position - we'll just maintain it over the next 12 months plus, knowing there's still a battle to be won to maintain it [Moorways] beyond April 2016," he said.

    Moorways swimming pool entrance

    More than 4,500 people signed an online petition to save Moorways.

  11. A52 congestion

    BBC Travel reports queuing traffic on the A52 Eastgate at the Pentagon island.

  12. A38 work images released

    East Midlands Today

    The Highways Agency has released images of how the A38 could look when flyovers and underpasses are added at the Kingsway, Markeaton and Little Eaton junctions in Derby.

    A38 junction artist's impression

    Work is due to be finished by the end of the decade.

    See East Midlands Today's Facebook page for a video.

  13. 'Management restructure saved pool'

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait said a management restructure has saved the authority £600m, allowing it to keep Moorways swimming pool open.

    "It means we can use those savings for other priorities," he said. "I'm proud to say that through those savings we can keep the pool open."

    Ranjit Banwait, Moorways

    The Labour-run authority had planned to shut the pool in April and replace it with a 50m pool, to be built by 2018.

  14. A52 cleared after crash

    The A52 has reopened in both directions after a four-vehicle crash earlier.

    BBC Travel is currently reporting no road disruption anywhere in the county.

  15. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 16:00 bulletin: Moorways swimming pool in Derby will not close for another year.

    The city council has just announced it has found the money to keep the site open.

  16. BreakingPost update


    Derby city councillor Baggy Shanker has said on Twitter: "Breaking News - Council Leader has just announced Moorways Swimming Pool to stay open !!"

  17. Jack's thanks after Bafta

    Jack O'Connell tweets after winning the Rising Star Award at Sunday's Baftas: Ayup. To anyone kind enough to offer up that time to vote for this "Rising Star" award, honestly thankyou, heartfelt. Generously kind. Love

  18. Lenihan's loan extended

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion midfielder Darragh Lenihan has extended his loan at the club until the middle of next month.

    Darragh Lenihan

    The Irishman was due to return to parent side Blackburn Rovers but will instead stay at the Pirelli until 14 March.

  19. Headlines on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 15:00 bulletin, a Derbyshire marina has won an award for its work to protect wildlife.

    For the fourth year running Mercia Marina in Willington won a gold conservation award.

  20. Puppies dumped in canal

    Four Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies and their mother, who were found dumped in a box in the Erewash Canal, are being cared for at a rescue kennels.

    Erewash Canal puppies

    A passer-by found the pups last Tuesday as temperatures plummeted as low as -6C (32F).

    The dogs have been taken to Babbington Hall, in Nottinghamshire, where they will be put up for adoption.

  21. More O'Connell congratulations

    Derby QUAD tweets: Congrats to our patron Jack O'Connell for his #Baftas2015 Rising Star Award last night! #proudofderby

  22. Owner of 'stolen' items sought

    Police are trying to trace the owners of a number of items, including a silver chain bracelet, discovered after a man was searched in Ripley last week.

    Silver bracelet

    The items, believed to have been stolen, also include a set of keys with a cocktail key ring and a red Quick Silver tool box.

  23. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 14:00 bulletin, I'll have more on an armed robbery at a newsagents in Derby.

  24. Gritting update

    Derbyshire County Council tweets: Temps forecast to drop in parts of county tonight - mainly north and high zones. We're gritting primary routes in these areas from 6pm.

  25. Attempted armed robbery

    A man demanded money from an Allenton newsagents armed with what appeared to be a firearm but fled empty handed, Derbyshire Police says.

    The incident happened at Smart News at about 19:35 on Saturday.

  26. A6 roadworks traffic

    Roadworks on the A6 through Duffield are causing slow traffic, reports BBC Travel.

  27. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 13:00 bulletin, there's been an attempted armed robbery at a Derby newsagents.

    It happened at about 19:30 on Saturday at Smart News, in Allenton.

  28. Free hate crime advice

    Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner tweets: PCC funds Derbyshire Law Centre hate crime project offering free legal help to victims

  29. Cathedral to close midweek

    BBC News Online has more on the news that Derby Cathedral is to close midweek for more than four months as it undergoes its first refurbishment for 40 years.

    Derby Cathedral

    The work is due to start in April.

  30. Rugby club graffiti 'hate crime'

    Graffiti sprayed at the Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club is being treated as a hate crime, Derbyshire Police says.

    The word Islam and a Star of David were sprayed on the playing area at the Dunston Road ground at some point between 22 January and 5 February.

  31. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In the news at 12:00, Derby Cathedral is to undergo a complete refurbishment between April and August.

    It will be closed on weekdays and will reopen for weekend services.

  32. 'No serious injuries' in crash

    BBC Radio Derby

    No-one is thought to have been seriously injured in the four-vehicle crash on the A52, police have said.

    The road has been closed while debris is removed from the carriageway.

  33. Four-vehicle crash closes A52

    The A52 is closed in both directions at Brun Lane, Mackworth, because of an accident involving two cars and two lorries.

    Police are at the scene directing traffic, reports BBC Travel.

  34. City's support for Jack 'flattering'

    BBC Radio Derby

    After receiving the Rising Star Award at Sunday night's Baftas, actor Jack O'Connell said he'd had great support from people in Derby.

    Jack O'Connell

    "That's hugely flattering because that's where I cut my teeth," he told a press conference.

    "Once upon a time that felt enormous, that city, huge, and now not so, so very humbling."

  35. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In the 11:00 bulletin, two men have robbed a mobile phone shop in Derby.

    They entered the Carphone Warehouse on Ashbourne Road at about 17:00 on Sunday. One was holding an axe.

  36. New look for cathedral

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    A total of £160,000 is to be spent updating the heating and wiring at Derby Cathedral between April and August.

    Derby Cathedral

    This will be followed by the first redecoration of the inside of the building for 40 years.

  37. Your pictures: Reservoir sunset


    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Hello, I've taken over writing today's live updates. Sharon Goodall captured this beautiful sunset over Derwent Reservoir in the Peak District.

    Derwent Reservoir

    If you have been out taking photos around Derbyshire send them in as we'd love to see them and share with our Local Live readers and Facebook fans.

  38. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In the 10:00 news bulletin: Derby actor Jack O'Connell is facing an exciting year, according to film critic Andy Minion.

    The actor from Alvaston won the rising star award at the Baftas - the only award to be decided by the public.

  39. 'Congrats to Jack'

    Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait tweets: Congrats to Derby's own Jack O'Connell on behalf of Derby City Council and the city. The lad from Alvaston has done great.

  40. Ince bags brace

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Tom Ince says he made a "dream start" to his Derby County career, after scoring twice in Saturday's 4-1 win over Bolton.

    Tom Ince

    The victory means the Rams go into Tuesday's game at Bournemouth level on points at the top of the Championship.

  41. Hospital death rates 'still too high'

    BBC Radio Derby

    Burton's Queens Hospital still has work to do to cut the number of deaths there, according to a new report.

    Health care analysis group Dr Foster, which looked at 11 hospitals that were put into special measures in the wake of the Stafford Hospital inquiry, found Burton was one of six still struggling to improve death rates.

  42. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Burton Hospitals Trust still has work to do to reduce death rates, according to a new report.

    I'll bring you more on this in my 09:00 bulletin.

  43. Race killing apology rejected

    Derby Telegraph

    The partner of a man who was beaten to death in a race killing has refused to accept an apology from the mother and ex-wife of his two killers.

  44. Cathedral services to move

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby Cathedral's chief executive says everything is being done to make sure it is business as usual when major refurbishment and redecoration starts later this year.

    Rachel Morris says midweek services will be moved to nearby St Mary's Bridge Chapel while the upgrade takes place.

  45. Bafta win for Jack O'Connell

    Derby actor Jack O'Connell picked up the Rising Star award at last night's Baftas.

    Jack O'Connell

    The honour was the only one to be voted for by the public.

  46. Stapenhill crash

    BBC Travel

    There has been an accident at the junction of Rosliston Road and Baker Street in Stapenhill.

  47. Cloudy Monday

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather

    Although some places will hang on to a fair amount of cloud through the day, there will be some brighter spells, particularly the further east you are.

    Mel Coles

    The cloud will tend to increase through the day but it will be mostly dry with highs of 8C (46F).

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