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  1. Updates for Tuesday 10 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Local Live has finished for the day. We're back with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Wednesday. Join us then.

  2. Coming up at 18:30

    Simon Hare

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Coming up on East Midlands Today, we'll have more on the damning report into a Derby school, which concluded pupils were put at risk of potential grooming and child sexual exploitation.

    Join us at 18:30 on BBC1.

  3. Norovirus cases at hospital

    Derby Telegraph

    Norovirus has affected two wards at the Royal Derby Hospital, bosses have confirmed.

    They said staff were currently dealing with 11 cases of the winter vomiting bug and were urging people with symptoms of the condition not to come to the hospital.

  4. Ofsted reports key findings

    BBC News Online has listed the key findings of the damning Ofsted report into Derby's Royal School for the Deaf.

    Royal School for the Deaf, Derby

    The report rated the school inadequate in five key areas - overall effectiveness, outcomes for residential pupils, quality of residential provision and care, residential pupil safety and leadership.

  5. A38 traffic problems

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel News is reporting further heavy traffic on the A38 northbound between the A516 junction and the Markeaton island.

  6. Deaf school: Pupil safety "foremost priority"

    The chair of governors at the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby says the safety and welfare of pupils is the school's "foremost priority", BBC News Online reports.

    Ofsted said pupils had been put at risk of sexual exploitation, among other failings.

    Royal School for the Deaf, Derby

    Dr Rosemary Guy says action has already been taken to address the concerns raised in the report.

    "The staff in general and care staff in particular are devastated by the overall rating which detracts from the main body of the report as it includes many otherwise positive and reassuring findings about the residential provision on offer," she said.

  7. Weather update

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A dry and mostly cloudy night but a few clearer spells are possible which may lead to some isolated mist and fog patches and a localised frost.

    For most, temperatures will stay above freezing. Minimum of 2C (36F)

  8. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    Two nurseries in Derbyshire and one in East Staffordshire have been shut.

    Ofsted has not yet revealed why it has suspended the registrations of Little Acorns Nursery in Thornhill Road, Derby, and two Chuckle Bunnies sites on Branston Road, Burton, and Vicarage Road, Swadlincote.

    Lisa Teanby has the full local headlines at 17:00.

  9. Donington breaks off MotoGP deal

    BBC Sport

    The 2015 British MotoGP has been left without a venue after Donington Park broke off their deal with Circuit of Wales to host the race on 30 August.

    Start of the 2014 British MotoGP

    Circuit of Wales signed a five-year deal to stage the race from 2015, but as the venue has yet to be built Donington stepped in.

    However, Donington has said the circuit have not met agreed payment deadlines.

  10. A38 congestion

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    There's heavy traffic on the A38 northbound at the Little Eaton island, BBC Travel News reports.

  11. Pub deemed community asset

    A pub in Idridgehay has been listed as an "asset of community value". But what does it mean?

    The Black Swan, Idrigehay

    BBC News Online reports it is a government policy to give people more power in their neighbourhood.

    Time is given to communities to prepare bids for buildings, including pubs and village halls and raise funds.

  12. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    Donington Park will now not be hosting the British round of Moto GP.

    Donington was awarded the 2015 motorcycle race whilst a new track - the Circuit of Wales - was being built but the circuit has been unable to complete funding arrangements with Donington Park.

    Lisa Teanby has the rest of the headlines at 16:00.

  13. Injured lamb 'on Facebook'

    Remember Broomie the lamb, who was given a pair of splints to help him walk again?

    Broomie the lamb

    The Derby College's Broomfield Hall site mascot now has his own Facebook page.

  14. Specials sworn in

    Three students, a 999 call handler and an administrator at an MOT test centre are among the latest new recruits to join Derbyshire's Special Constabulary.

    Derbyshire Police new specials

    A group of 11 volunteer officers were sworn in at an attestation ceremony last night in front of family and friends.

  15. Speciality market 'flipped' for success

    Ilkeston Advertiser

    Ilkeston residents will be able to have a flipping good time at a new speciality market taking place on Shrove Tuesday.


    Organised by Erewash Borough Council, the town's first speciality market on February 17 will celebrate Pancake Day by offering free pancakes to shoppers from a professional crepe bar while a range of speciality foods, crafts and gifts from local producers will be showcased on stalls between 10:00 and 16:00 GMT.

    The move is part of the council's on-going programme to regenerate the town centre.

  16. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    Royal School for the Deaf Derby has been given a damning report after its latest Ofsted survey.

    It's been branded as "inadequate", in all five of its key areas including potentially putting children at risk of sexual exploitation.

    Pamela Gupta has more on BBC Radio Derby from 15:00.

  17. Gritters out tonight

    Derbyshire County Council tweets: Road temps expected to fall below freezing in north and high areas of county this evening. We're gritting primary routes in affected areas.

  18. Pupils 'at risk of sexual exploitation'

    A failure to respond to staff concerns about safeguarding at the Royal School for the Deaf led to pupils being "placed at risk of potential grooming and child sexual exploitation", an Ofsted report has revealed.

    Royal School for the Deaf, Derby

    The report which has deemed the school in Ashbourne Road, Derby, inadequate in all categories, said that concerns about the leadership of the school have been notified to the Department for Education.

  19. Nursery schools' registrations suspended

    Burton Mail

    Nursery schools in Derby, Burton and South Derbyshire have been closed after having registrations suspended by education watchdogs.

    Ofsted has not given further details about the suspensions of Chuckle Bunnies, which has sites in Branston Road, Burton, Vicarage Road, Swadlincote, and a third site in Derby.

  20. Drug dealer jailed

    Ilkeston Advertiser

    A drug dealer has been jailed for more than three years after he was overheard offering cocaine for sale at an Ilkeston bar.

    Nathan Booth was sentenced to 39 months for possessing the drug with intent to supply.

  21. School for the deaf pupils 'not safe'

    Pupils are "not safe" at the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby, according to an Ofsted report.

    The Ashbourne Road has been deemed inadequate in a scathing report on Ofsted's website.

    Royal School for the Deaf, Derby

    It says the residential provision at the school has failed to meet a number of national minimum standards.

    "Alternative safeguarding arrangements are now in place at the school due to the principal being suspended from their post," the report said.

  22. Coming up on TV

    Simon Ward

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A new report claims the East Midlands economy would receive a huge boost if more affordable homes were built here.

    We've more in East Midlands Today at 13:40 on BBC One.

  23. Woman dies in house fire

    An elderly woman has died after a fire at her home in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has said.

    The fire took place in the living room of the detached property in Ashbourne Road on Monday evening. She was taken to hospital in Birmingham where she later died. The cause of the fire is not believed to be suspicious.

  24. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 13:00 news, Derby City Council is proposing further increases to some of its leisure centre prices.

    If agreed, it would be the second set of increases in six months.

  25. Your pictures: M1

    via Facebook

    This great picture of the M1 motorway has been chosen as the cover picture on BBC Radio Derby's Facebook page.


    Si Robinson used a long exposure to great effect. Think you can do better? Email us your pictures of Derbyshire.

  26. A50 lane closed

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    There's queuing traffic on the A50 eastbound in Aston-on-Trent because of a broken down vehicle blocking one lane.

    BBC Travel News reports congestion back to the junction with the A514 for Swadlincote.

  27. Derby County v Bournemouth

    BBC Sport

    Second-placed Derby County travel to Championship leaders Bournemouth later.


    Only goal difference separates the sides at the top of the table. A win would see Derby go top for the first time since December. BBC Sport Online has the latest.

  28. Dog attacks on the rise

    Figures obtained by the BBC show the number of dog attacks in Derbyshire are on the rise.

    In the last year the number of attacks reported to Derbyshire Police has reached 187 - 43 more than the previous year.

    dangerous dogs

    Watch the BBC Inside Out East Midlands investigation into why dog attacks across the region are on the increase.

  29. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In my bulletin at 12:00, police have been granted a dispersal order to help prevent anti-social behaviour and public order issues in Ashbourne ahead of this year's Royal Shrovetide football game.

    The order will cover Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and will allow officers to break up groups of two or more people whom they believe could cause trouble.

  30. Leisure centre charges to rise

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby City Council is proposing to put up leisure centre charges for the second time in six months - equivalent to an 11% increase for some activities.

    The council says leisure charges have to reflect the cost of providing the sessions, as well as meeting income targets.

  31. Extra protection for pub

    BBC Radio Derby

    A decision by a council to give the former Black Swan pub in Idridgehay extra protection from development has been upheld by a tribunal judge.

    It was listed as an "asset of community value" after it closed in 2012.

    The Black Swan

    Now if the owner decides to sell it, it must notify Amber Valley Borough Council and a community interest group must decide whether it can come up with an alternative proposal.

    Parish councillor Jill Matthews said: "It's a pub that feels like it's had the plug pulled on it way before its time."

  32. Rams v. Bournemouth

    Derby County FC Rams Police tweets: Safe trip to all the #dcfcfans making the 400 mile round trip to @afcbournemouth today #DCFC #ramsfans

  33. Shrovetide dispersal order

    Derbyshire Police have been granted a dispersal order ahead of Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide football game.

    The power enables officers to break up groups of two or more people who they believe could cause trouble and order them to leave the area for 24 hours.

    Up'ards and the Down'ards competing for the ball

    The annual event sees hundreds of people take part in a two-day football game, a tradition thought to date back more than 1,000 years.

  34. Hit and run driver banned

    Derby Telegraph

    A 21-year-old Derbyshire man has been handed a 12-month community order after failing to stop following a road accident in which two people were injured.

    Anthony Walker pleaded guilty to the offence as well as driving without due care and attention, driving without insurance and a correct licence when he appeared before magistrates in Derby.

  35. Rescued badger cub video

    via Facebook

    A newborn badger, which was taken from her sett by a dog in Derbyshire, is being looked after by a rescue centre.

    If you haven't seen it already, check out a video of the cub, which has been named Little Star, on BBC Radio Derby's Facebook page.

    Little Star the baby badger

    The Derby Telegraph reported on Monday that the cub had been brought into a woman's kitchen by her Jack Russell.

  36. Oldest female oil rig worker

    A 73-year-old great-grandmother from Matlock , thought to be the UK's oldest female rig worker, says the tumbling price of crude oil has led job offers to dry up.

    North Sea oil rig 1983

    Pat Thompson told BBC 5 Live Breakfast that since the fall in the oil price, offers of work have fallen. She recalled that back in the late '70s and early '80s she was the only female member of staff on the North Sea rig.

    "Now I think they're encouraging female engineers, and so on, but it's still very very limited," she said. "Of maybe 80 offshore [staff], the most would be four females."

  37. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The cabinet member for leisure and culture at Derby City Council has said keeping Moorways swimming pool open was not a foregone conclusion.

    The council's found some extra money to keep it open for another year.

  38. Your pictures


    Every day we try to use a different picture on Local Live as the header image to our updates. We call it a "hero" image and today's was taken by Wendy Scott at Ladybower Reservoir.

    Men fishing at Ladybower Reservoir

    Can you be our picture hero? Do you have a great image from somewhere in Derbyshire you'd like to share?

    Send it to us by email making sure to tell us a little bit about where it was taken.

  39. 'No swearing' by Rams

    BBC Sport

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

    Derby head coach Steve McClaren (left) and first-team coach Paul Simpson

    The Rams are second in the Championship on goal difference and Simpson told BBC Radio Derby the ability to stay calm has "definitely" helped their cause.

    He said: "If you're ranting and raving and swearing, you haven't got control."

  40. Funding slice for academy buildings

    Ripley & Heanor News

    Staff and pupils are celebrating after it was announced Ripley Academy is in line for a share of a £2bn Government investment.

    The funding will be used to refurbish buildings on the site.

  41. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    The number of dog attacks being reported to Derbyshire Police is increasing. In 2014 there were 187 incidents in total - a rise of 43 on the previous year.

    The BBC has learned that the number of dogs seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act has tripled over a three year period.

    We will have more on this story in our 09:00 bulletin.

  42. RSPCA store damage 'arson'

    Derbyshire Times

    Chesterfield's RSPCA store has suffered extensive damage to the shop floor and stock after a suspected arson attack.

    Firefighters fought the blaze in the early hours of Saturday morning at the shop within the town's historic Market Hall.

  43. Today's forecast

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather

    It's a frosty start for many with patches of mist and fog that will take a while to clear. Although there will be more cloud about today, there will be some breaks allowing for brighter spells.

    The winds are still light but it'll feel cooler than yesterday with highs of 4C (41F). Here's the full forecast.

  44. Pool spared from closure

    David McKenna

    BBC News

    A Derby swimming pool threatened with closure is to remain open for another year, council bosses have confirmed.

    Moorways swimming pool entrance

    Derby City Council wanted to shut Moorways Pool from April in a bid to save about £350,000 a year.

    The Labour-led authority, which needs to save £79m over the next three years, now says it has found the savings by making cuts in other areas.

  45. Severe delays on the M1

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    One lane is blocked and there is queuing traffic on the M1 northbound between J30 for the A616 at Worksop and J31 for the A57 for Sheffield because of an accident.

    The traffic there is severe, drivers are warned.

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    Alex Homer

    BBC Local Live

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