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Summary

  1. Updates from Wednesday 18 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Good evening

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

  2. Strong winds forecast

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will become increasingly cloudy and breezy through the night with rain arriving from the north west by dawn.

    A minimum temperature of 5C (41F) is forecast and winds will potentially be very strong in the Peak District late this evening.

  3. New striker 'a big boy'

    Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes new striker Mickael Antione-Curier will prove to be a "very important" signing.

    Mickaël Antoine-Curier

    He told the club's official site: "He is somebody who has got a lot of experience; he is a strong boy, a big boy."

  4. Council leads Shrovetide clear-up

    About three tonnes of rubbish was collected from the streets of Ashbourne this morning, the district council says.

    Shrovetide luncheon

    The authority also hosted the official Shrovetide Football luncheons at Ashbourne Leisure Centre on both days for the fifth year running.

  5. Your photos: Mam Tor summit

    Email derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Les Brown kindly sent us a selection of Derbyshire photos last night. This was one of my favourites, showing the summit of Mam Tor.

    Mam Tor

    Email or tweet us if you've taken any pictures you'd like to share on Local Live.

  6. Library plans revised

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    Plans to transfer libraries in Staffordshire to volunteers have been scaled back.

    The county council will still staff 20 of the 43 libraries but the rest will be run by volunteers or community groups to help save £1.3m over three years.

  7. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 17:00 news bulletin: Unemployment in Derby and Derbyshire has risen slightly in the last month - against the national trend.

  8. Job figures

    East Midlands Today

    Unemployment in the East Midlands fell to 115,000 between October and December - a drop of 17,000 on the previous quarter.

  9. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    In the 16:00 news bulletin: The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Derby and Derbyshire has risen - contrary to a national trend which shows unemployment falling.

  10. Heading for promotion?

    Derby County are back in the automatic promotion places with 15 league games left to play. Here's who the Rams are facing in the next few weeks:

    • 21 Feb: Sheff Wed (H)
    • 24 Feb: Charlton (H)
    • 28 Feb: Fulham (A)
    • 3 Mar: Brighton (A)
    • 7 Mar: Birmingham (H)
    • 14 Mar: Norwich (A)
  11. McClaren rages at Rams' defence

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby reporter

    Derby County boss Steve McClaren says his side need to learn to cope better with pressure between now and the end of the season.

    Steve McClaren

    McClaren was furious with the Rams' defending in last night's 3-3 draw at Rotherham United.

  12. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Derby and Derbyshire has risen slightly.

    You can hear more on this in my 15:00 news bulletin.

  13. Game begins

    BBC Radio Derby

    Day two of Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football is now under way. You can watch live footage on the Shrovetide 2015 website.

  14. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    In the 14:00 news bulletin: Eleven people have been arrested and cash and drugs seized following police raids on four houses in Derby last night.

  15. Rolls-Royce history to be celebrated

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby's Silk Mill Museum is hosting a new exhibition celebrating 100 years of Rolls-Royce innovation.

    The event will look back over the past century, from the Derby firm's first aero-engine, The Eagle, to the launch of its latest engine, the Trent XWB, which is due to enter service this year.

  16. Attraction to reopen

    Derbyshire's Calke Abbey will reopen on Saturday following its winter break.

    Calke Abbey

    However, the National Trust property's refurbished restaurant will not be open until next month.

  17. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader

    Several people have been arrested and cash and drugs seized following police raids on four houses in Derby last night.

    I'll bring you the details in my 13:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Derby.

  18. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The former Derbyshire MP Matthew Parris was filmed inhaling skunk - a high-strength form of cannabis - for a TV documentary exploring the link between the class B drug and psychosis. Find out more in the 12:00 news bulletin.

  19. Rams fight back for point

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby reporter

    Derby County boss Steve McClaren says the point earned in last night's 3-3 draw at Rotherham could prove to be one of the most important his team get this season.

    Steve McClaren

    Goals from Tom Ince and Darren Bent helped the Rams fight back from 3-1 down to earn a draw and rise to second in the table.

  20. Ex-MP inhales skunk for documentary

    BBC Radio Derby

    Former West Derbyshire MP Matthew Parris has been filmed inhaling super-strength cannabis known as skunk.

    Matthew Parris

    He sampled the class B drug as part of an experiment for a new Channel 4 documentary which examines the link between the drug and psychosis.

  21. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 11:00 news bulletin: The former Derbyshire MP Matthew Parris was filmed inhaling skunk - a high-strength form of cannabis - for a TV documentary exploring the link between the class B drug and psychosis.

  22. Down'ards hoping for comeback

    Day two of Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football will get under way at 14:00.

    Down'ards supporters

    The Down'ards will be particularly keen to get going after seeing the Up'ards take the honours on the first day.

  23. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Derby's assistant director of public health says people will continue to use drugs whether they're illegal or not.

    Find out more in my 10:00 bulletin.

  24. Tories in neighbourhood cash promise

    BBC Radio Derby

    The Conservatives say they will hand almost £100,000 to each of Derby's 17 wards if they win in May's local elections.

    The current Labour administration hands out money based on the level of economic deprivation in each ward of the city.

  25. Shrovetide Football through the years

    As people in Ashbourne await the second day of Royal Shrovetide Football, BBC News has been looking back at the famous game through the ages.

    Brian Clough

    Among the famous moments mentioned is 1975, when guest of honour Brian Clough was carried through the streets to turn up the ball.

  26. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Former West Derbyshire MP Matthew Parris has been filmed inhaling "skunk" - a high-strength form of cannabis - for a new TV documentary exploring the link between the class B drug and psychosis.

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

  27. Advantage Up'ards

    The Up'ards have won the first game at this year's Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne.

    Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football

    The ball was goaled at Sturston at 19:53. Today's play is due to get under way at 14:00.

  28. Dry Wednesday

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be a bright but chilly morning with sunny spells.

    Sara Blizzard

    Although it will cloud over during the day, it should stay dry with a light to moderate breeze and highs of 9C (48F).

  29. Good morning

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Welcome to today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

    We love to feature your comments and photos, so send them to derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us @bbcderby.