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  1. Updates for Wednesday 11 February 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

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

  2. Weather update

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will remain cloudy through the evening and overnight. There'll be a few spots of drizzle possible but for most it will be dry.

    Temperatures staying above freezing. Minimum of 2C (36F).

  3. Coach firm boss tax fraud

    Derby Telegraph

    The boss of a Derbyshire coach firm has been sentenced for tax fraud in which he dishonestly pocketed nearly £44,000.

    Neil Eke submitted a series of false VAT returns for his company Peak Bus and Coach Limited - which was based at Horsley Woodhouse and operated school bus services in the Ripley and Denby area.

  4. Lighter caused fatal fire

    BBC Radio Derby

    A refillable butane cigarette lighter caused a house fire in Uttoxeter in which an elderly lady died on Monday.

    Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said flames accidentally caught the 87-year-old's clothing.

    She was taken to hospital in Birmingham with serious burns but died later.

  5. Gritting tonight

    Derbyshire County Council tweets: Another cold night on the cards. We're gritting primary routes - mainly in north and high parts - of county where it's forecast to freeze.

  6. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 17:00 bulletin, the fire at a house in Uttoxeter which killed an elderly lady yesterday, was started by a cigarette lighter.

    Listen to the rest of the news live.

  7. Wife 'betrayed' by paedophile teacher

    Derbyshire Times

    The wife of a teacher convicted of child abuse has spoken of her "ultimate betrayal" after he was jailed for 15 years.

    Bevan Perry, 36, who was a special needs teacher at a Derbyshire school, was found guilty of sex offences against child victims at Derby Crown Court this week.

  8. Feedback

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Local Live brings news, sport, travel and weather together in one place. What do you think of it?

  9. Barker leads out under-21s

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Fantastic to see this at Moor Farm earlier - Shaun Barker leading out Derby County's under-21s.

    Shaun Barker Derby County Under-21s

    Barker dislocated his right kneecap and damaged ligaments against in March 2012 but always said the injury would not end his career.

  10. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 16:00 bulletin with Lisa Teanby, Silverstone has stepped in to host the 2015 British Moto GP, after it was announced on Tuesday that a deal with Donington Park had fallen through.

    The Circuit of Wales, which has a deal to stage the race, had been in talks with Donington to host it for them whilst their track was still being built.

  11. Post update

    The Highways Agency tweets: A 3D visualisation of plans for the A38 Derby junctions is now on YouTube. The consultation runs until March 13.

  12. M1 disruption cleared

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    Earlier disruption on the M1 northbound between junctions 29a and 30 has cleared.

  13. Three nurseries shut down

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Two nurseries in Derbyshire and one in east Staffordshire have been shut down by inspectors for at least six weeks.

    Chuckle Bunnies in Swadlincote

    No reason has been given by Ofsted for the closures of Little Acorns Nursery in Derby, and Chuckle Bunnies day nurseries in Swadlincote and Burton-upon-Trent.

  14. A52 lane closed

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed on the A52 westbound in Ockbrook because of a broken down vehicle.

  15. Silverstone to host GP

    BBC Sport

    Silverstone has stepped in to host this year's British MotoGP after Donington Park called off its agreement to provide the venue on 30 August.

    Start of the 2014 British MotoGP
    Image caption: Silverstone hosted the British MotoGP between 2010-14

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

  16. M1 lane closed

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    There's one lane closed on the M1 northound between junction 29a for Markham Vale and junction 30 for Worksop.

    BBC Travel News reports there's a broken down vehicle in the roadworks area.

  17. Barker back in action

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby

    Here's a big boost for Derby County fans. Club captain Shaun Barker back in action wearing the number five shirt.


    Barker has been out injured for nearly three years.

  18. Market up for award

    Sally Pepper

    Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    Swadlincote Farmers Market is in the running for a BBC award.

    The market has been nominated in the Best Food Market category of Radio 4's Food and Farming Awards.

    Regional heat of Food and Farming Awards

    Representatives were invited to BBC Radio Derby for a regional heat last month, when they convinced me to put them through to the national final.

    The overall winner will be announced in a special edition of the Food Programme in May.

  19. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    Police have released cctv pictures of a man they'd like to talk to about the theft of meat from a Chaddesden shop. More in the news at 14:00

  20. Pollution investigation

    Environment Agency Midlands tweets: We investigated water pollution on Chaddesden Brook #Derby leading to River Derwent. No significant environmental impact identified so far

  21. 'Vital' GCSEs not on offer

    A study has found that pupils in some parts of England are unlikely to take exams that could be "vital" to their job prospects.

    exam hall

    The team has produced interactive maps. Find out how Derby and Derbyshire compare with the rest of the country.

  22. Meat thief sought

    Derbyshire Police have released CCTV stills of a man they want to speak to about a theft of meat from a Co-op in Chaddesden.

    Meat thief

    A man took several packets of meat from the chiller cabinet on Tuesday 3 February and is believed to have fled on a bike.

  23. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 13:00 bulletin, the boss of a coach firm in Derbyshire has been given a suspended jail term for falsely claiming almost £44,000 through VAT returns.

    Neil Elke, from Selston, pleaded guilty to two counts of tax fraud and was given an 18-month sentence, suspended for a year.

  24. Shrovetide game 'almost axed'

    Derby Telegraph

    Ashbourne's iconic Royal Shrovetide Football match was almost cancelled this year because of increasing red tape and safety measures, it has been revealed.

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

    A decision was only made to go ahead with the game last week following a difficult few weeks for the game's committee to ensure that an increasing "legislative burden" was sorted out.

  25. Your pictures: Peaks sunset

    via Facebook

    This stunning photo of sunset in the Peak District by regular contributor Villager Jim has been chosen as BBC Radio Derby's Facebook cover pic.

    Peak District, Villager Jim

    Send us your pictures via email, twitter or Facebook.

  26. A38 emergency repairs

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    There's one lane closed and slow traffic on the A38 northbound at the Watchorn Island in Alfreton because of emergency repairs, reports BBC Travel News.

  27. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 12:00 bulletin, police have released CCTV pictures of a man they'd like to talk to about the theft of meat from a Chaddesden shop.

  28. PM 'on another planet'

    BBC Radio Derby

    A Labour MP says the Prime Minister's recent appearance on BBC Radio Derby made it seem like he's been living "on Planet Zog".

    Speaking in Parliament, Derby North's Chris Williamson derided David Cameron insistence that the city council was getting a fair funding deal from the government.

  29. No Post Office for town

    Matlock Mercury

    A town will go without a Post Office after a planned facility in a newly refurbished shop will no longer go ahead, it has been revealed.

    The Post Office has said that the planned postal facilities in the Co-op, in Harrison Drive, Wirksworth, will no longer go ahead, leaving the town without any provision.

  30. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In the 11:00 bulletin, Derbyshire County Council leader Anne Western explains she's considering a number of options after the authority said school crossing patrols could be sponsored by local businesses.

    It's proposing to take away 35 lollipop men and women with another 60 also in doubt, to save money.

  31. Leader defends crossing cuts

    Ian Skye

    Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    Leader of Derbyshire County Council Anne Western has been defending the decision to make cuts to school crossings.

    The authority is proposing to take away 35 lollipop men and women with another 60 also in doubt.

    Anne Western in BBC Radio Derby hotseat

    While in the Hotseat at BBC Radio Derby she told me: "It may be possible that where the road traffic conditions are such, we can convert some of the zebras into pelican crossings which gives another sense of safety, if the circumstances warrant it."

    Listen again to the last hour of the show here.

  32. Beer festival to begin

    People from all over the world are expected in Derby today for Camra's National Winter Ales Festival.


    The Roundhouse event is set to be the biggest yet, with 484 beers, ales and ciders on offer.

  33. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 10:00 bulletin, three nurseries in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire are to close for at least six weeks, while Ofsted carries out inspections.

    The nurseries in Derby, Burton and Swadlincote appear to be owned by the same company. Their registrations have been suspended. It's unclear why they've been closed.

  34. Burton draw a blank

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion were knocked off the top of League Two by Shrewsbury Town after failing to beat 10-man AFC Wimbledon.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

    The Brewers had the better chances but failed to find a way past the visitors.

  35. Nurseries closed by Ofsted

    BBC Radio Derby

    Inspectors say three nurseries in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire will be temporarily closed for at least six weeks.

    Ofsted has suspended the registrations of Little Acorns Nursery in Thornhill Road in Derby and two Chuckle Bunnies sites in Burton, and Swadlincote. The reasons behind the closures are unclear.

  36. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The Chair of Governors at Derby's Royal School for the Deaf says she's horrified at the findings of Ofsted after a two-day inspection in December.

    Inspectors said residential pupils at the school on Ashbourne Road were at risk of child sexual exploitation and grooming. The school was labelled as inadequate in every area.

    We will hear more from Dr Rosemary Guy in our 09:00 bulletin.

  37. 'Crazy' overtake killed mother

    Derby Telegraph

    A motorist who killed a mother-of-two when he dangerously overtook in thick fog and his Jaguar smashed into her oncoming car has been jailed.

  38. Deaf school 'must improve'

    BBC Radio Derby

    Staff at the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby say they're doing everything they can to improve it, after inspectors said pupils were at risk of child sexual exploitation and grooming.

    Royal School For The Deaf

    A safeguarding team has been put in place and an independent investigation is being carried out after the school was rated as inadequate in every area by Ofsted.

  39. Rams fight back for point

    BBC Sport

    Goals from Tom Ince and Darren Bent helped Derby County twice fight back from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw at league leaders Bournemouth.

    Tom Ince goal celebration

    However, the result means the Rams have dropped to third in the table following Middlesbrough's win at Blackpool.

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