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  1. Updates for Friday 27 February 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back with more on Monday at 08:00.

  2. Tonight: Breezy, cloudy and chilly

    Anna Church

    BBC Weather

    We're expecting a dry and chilly evening followed by an increasingly cloudy and breezy night with outbreaks of patchy rain and lows of 3C (37F).

  3. Sinfin assault: attempted murder charge

    A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was found with serious head injuries at a house in Sinfin yesterday.

    Christopher Magee, 29, from Derby, was also charged with causing actual bodily harm and will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

  4. Pet poisonings 'on the rise'

    BBC Radio Derby

    The PDSA in Derby says the discovery of poisoned dog treats in Stanley Common this week is part of a wider problem.

    The charity says it's seen an increasing number of reports of attempts to poison pets in the county in recent years.

  5. Stadium charity event off

    Simon Hare

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    The Comic Relief zip wire event due to take place at the iPro Stadium tomorrow has been cancelled due to a lack of participants.

    Derby County's iPro Stadium
  6. Fuel fire causes concern

    Investigators are monitoring the environmental impact of a fire in Grindleford that involved 4,000 litres of fuel oil.

    Grindleford fire

    Paul Reeves, from the Environment Agency, said: "My current concern is focused on the risk to groundwater and the potential impact to the drinking water borehole on site."

  7. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    A 29-year-old man from Derby has been charged with attempted murder and causing actual bodily harm after an assualt in Sinfin yesterday morning.

    You can hear more on this in my 17:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Derby.

  8. Feedback

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

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

  9. Your photos for Facebook

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Srihari Yarlagadda's photo of red skies over Chester Green is our latest Facebook cover photo.

    Facebook cover photo

    If you'd like to nominate one of your pics as a future cover image, send it to

  10. No loan plans for Cook

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Chesterfield FC boss Paul Cook says he has no plans to add loan players to his squad because he's backing the players he already has.

    Paul Cook

    You can listen to my interview with him here.

  11. Mid Derbyshire MP backs call for CPR training in schools

    Derbyshire Times

    Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has joined the British Heart Foundation to deliver a petition calling for life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation taught in schools.

    The BHF is calling on the Government and education authorities to help create a Nation of Lifesavers and make CPR a mandatory part of secondary education.

  12. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    In my 16:00 bulletin you can hear more on a Derby charity's concern about a recent rise in pet poisoning incidents.

  13. Close vote on Mickleover homes

    BBC Radio Derby

    Plans to build more than 400 new homes in Mickleover were rejected by six votes to five at a council meeting last night.

    The decision came after more than 140 residents registered their objections to the developments.

  14. Young dog dumped outside shelter

    The RSPCA is trying to find a new home for a young dog that was left outside its shelter in Derby with a backpack and a note.


    Suki, a one-year-old crossbreed, is described as a "loving and affectionate girl" who loves being around people.

  15. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    An animal rescue charity in Derby says poison-laced dog treats found in Erewash are part of an increasing trend.

    Find out more in my 15:00 bulletin.

  16. Rumour mill

    BBC Sport

    Today's BBC Sport football gossip column features speculation former Derby County loanee Jordon Ibe could be about to sign a new big money deal at Liverpool.

    Jordon Ibe
  17. Vehicles hit in police chase

    A driver hit ten other vehicles while trying to escape police in a stolen car in Amber Valley.

    The Mercedes had been taken from its female owner in a Ripley car park on Monday afternoon.

    Police eventually stopped the car in Swanwick and a 33-year-old man was charged with robbery and driving offences.

  18. Mixed-up weekend

    BBC Weather have shared this graphic summarising the coming weekend's changeable conditions.

    Weekend weather grapphic
  19. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin


    Plans to build more than 400 homes on the edge of Mickleover have been turned down.

    I'll bring you the details in my 14:00 bulletin.

  20. Show cancelled after ladder fall

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby's Shakespeare Theatre Company has had to cancel a show for the first time in 107 years after an actor fell off a ladder at home and broke his pelvis.

    The group said it had improved impossible to find a replacement to take his role in the forthcoming production of Henry IV.

  21. Donor plea after teen's death

    Derbyshire Times

    A coroner broke into tears during the inquest of a Hope Valley teenager as he made a heartfelt plea for people to donate organs.

  22. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    An animal rescue charity says poison-laced dog treats found in Erewash are part of an increasing trend in similar incidents. More in the news at 13:00.

  23. A50 reopens

    Highways Agency tweets: "A50 is now open westbound btwn #A518 and #A522 nr #Uttoxeter, following an earlier accident. Moderate delays remain."

  24. Brewers 'are ready'

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion's newly assembled squad is ready for the race for automatic promotion, says manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

    Burton Albion have defender Kelvin Maynard (hip) available and midfielder Matty Palmer is also back in training after a knee problem.

    But the League Two leaders, who lost at Accrington in midweek, are without defender Stefan Maletic (hamstring).

    More team news here.

  25. Face behind the voice

    Aleena Naylor

    BBC Radio Derby presenter

    I've just had an interview with a lovely gentleman for the Radio Times feature Face Behind The Voice.

    It should be appearing in the magazine in the near future.

  26. UKIP changes candidate

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    UKIP is switching its parliamentary candidate in Derby North from John Charlesworth to Tilly Ward.

    In a statement issued by the party, Mr Charlesworth says he is "happy to stand aside" for the 34-year-old.

  27. Palmer set for comeback

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Matty Palmer could have a big part to play in the remaining 13 games of the League Two season.

    Matty Palmer

    The midfielder has missed the previous five matches since twisting his knee at York last month but could return to face Newport County tomorrow.

  28. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith


    Planning councillors have rejected plans for hundreds of new homes in Mickleover.

    You can hear more on this in my 11:00 news bulletin on BBC Radio Derby.

  29. Woman injured in Sinfin assault

    Police found a 23-year-old woman with serious head and facial injuries at a house in Sinfin yesterday morning.

    A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm following the assault, on Bramblehedge Drive.

  30. Crashes close A50

    BBC Radio Derby

    Investigations have begun into two separate crashes that have shut the A50 in both directions in Uttoxeter.

    Insp Mark Churton, from Staffordshire Police, said: "We can't quite work out at this moment in time what's caused either accident."

    Stay up to date with the latest details here.

  31. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 10:00 bulletin, plans to build 400 new homes in Mickleover are turned down.

  32. Special events planned for velodrome opening

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Derby Arena is to hold a series of special events after it opens to the public on 20 March, council bosses say.

    Derby Arena

    The new venue had been due to open in December but council bosses said they wanted to "get things right" before allowing people to use it.

  33. Poppy artist's palace date

    BBC Radio Derby

    The Derby artist behind the Tower of London WW1 poppy installation admits this week's trip to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE took him out of his comfort zone.

    Paul Cummins

    Paul Cummins said: "I don't usually wear a suit at all, I'm horrendously messy. I even had to comb my hair.

    "You have to walk in a certain way, put your feet on the braid of a gold carpet and not cross it."

  34. Colin appeal hits £11,000

    BBC Radio Derby

    More than £11,000 has been raised for the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal so far.

    Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal

    The campaign was launched by the presenter, who has stage four melanoma, a fortnight ago and aims to teach schoolchildren in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire how to stay "sun safe".

  35. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Planning councillors have said no to plans for more than 400 homes in Mickleover.

    I'll bring you the details in my 09:00 news bulletin.

  36. A50 crashes

    BBC Radio Derby

    There are delays on both sides of the A50 near Uttoxeter following two separate crashes.

    Both collisions involved heavy goods vehicles, with two drivers sustaining injuries.

  37. Mac hails Thorne return

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    George Thorne's return to Derby County's starting eleven will offer leadership and a sense of calm, according to head coach Steve McClaren.

    George Thorne

    Thorne, who has played twice since returning from a long-term knee injury is expected to start at Fulham tomorrow and McClaren says it is a huge bonus to have him back.

  38. Mickleover homes plan blocked

    BBC Radio Derby

    Plans to build 400 new homes in Mickleover have been rejected by the city council.

    Developer Miller Homes had put in applications for two developments at Hackwood Farm, which also featured a new school and shops, but both were turned down at a meeting last night.

  39. 'Plenty of sunshine'

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    A bright and sunny start to the day but it'll also be very cold.

    Charlie Slater

    Temperatures will eventually reach 7C (45F) on a dry day with plenty of sunshine throughout.

  40. Good morning

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone. I'll be bringing you all of Friday's news, sport, travel and weather for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

    I'd really like to hear from you too, so email or tweet us at @bbcderby with your photos and comments.