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  1. Updates for Tuesday 24 March 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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That's all from Local Live today. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the news, sport, weather and travel from Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

Tonight's weather

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Heavy showers will continue into the evening but will fade away overnight leaving

a dry and clear night.


The winds will remain light allowing the temperatures to fall quite sharply. Lows of 1C (34F) in town centres but down to -3C (27F).

Pub burglary couple caught on CCTV

Derby Telegraph

A married couple were captured on CCTV burgling a Derby pub on Christmas Day.

Paul and Siobhan Wilson were arrested for the Five Lamps pub burglary on Boxing Day after landlord Graham Browett contacted the police with the footage.

The couple admitted the burglary and

have been given suspended sentences, with drug rehabilitation requirements.

Rams' injuries

BBC Sport

Derby defender Jake Buxton is likely to be out for the season, but they are hopeful top scorer Chris Martin

will return after the international break.

Buxton, 30, (pictured) needs surgery on his back injury and is unlikely to feature in the Championship promotion push.

Jake Buxton

Martin, 26, has a hamstring problem and has not played since the game against Bournemouth on 10 February.

Ferguson and Law at Mackay funeral

Sir Alex Ferguson and Denis Law were among mourners at

the funeral of former Derby County manager and player Dave Mackay earlier, reports BBC News Online.

Ferguson and Law

The Edinburgh-born midfielder died in hospital earlier this month at the age of 80 after a long illness.

Burst pipe road still closed

BBC Travel

Mansfield Road in Chester Green, Derby,

remains closed in both directions between the Old Chester Road and Pride Park Way junctions because of a
burst water main.

Chester Green burst water pipe

It was closed in the early hours of Sunday. Severn Trent said it could take five days to fix the pipe.

Crowds applaud Mackay hearse

Crowds lined the streets of Edinburgh as the hearse containing former Derby County manager and player David Mackay's coffin passed through the streets earlier.

David Mackay hearse

The procession left the Tynecastle Stadium for his funeral at the Mansfield Traquair Centre, where

famous faces from football past and present paid their respects.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, a man from Derbyshire, who attacked another man while wearing a jester's costume, has been ordered to pay £2,500 in compensation. Jake Trueman, who's 24 and from Ilkeston, admitted causing grievous bodily harm.

Rare cancer treatment for dad

Ilkeston Advertiser

An Ilkeston dad who is battling cancer is

undergoing a rare treatment which he was originally told he was not eligible to have on the NHS.

A50 litter problems

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

After work took place last night to clear litter from the side of the A38 in Amber Valley, a nearby council has said it is facing problems removing rubbish on the A50 near Long Eaton.

Rubbish along the A50

North West Leicestershire District Council says the Highways Agency has prevented it from removing litter on the road for the past two years because it would cause disruption on the network where roadworks are taking place.

Watch my report online.

Sledgehammer raiders attempt shop break-in

Burton Mail

Masked burglars tried to

smash their way into Melbourne News during a late night raid.

Derbyshire Police says the noise made by the offenders set off the alarm waking people above the shop, who called 999 with the raiders fleeing empty-handed at about 23:35 last night.

Rams coach gives Buxton interview

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

It's so disappointing for Jake Buxton - a fantastic servant for Derby, and the type of character you need in any dressing room.

The defender is likely to be out for the rest of the season after back surgery.

Jake Buxton
Getty Images

Listen here to my interview with first team coach Paul Simpson.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

For the first time since her death, the Duke of Devonshire has spoken to the BBC about the life and legacy of his late mother, the Dowager Duchess.

She died last September at the age of 94 and is widely credited as having turned around the fortunes of Chatsworth house. This and more in my

16:00 bulletin.

'Thousands of letters' after Duchess death

The Duke of Devonshire says he has responded to thousands of letters and cards sent after the death of his mother the Dowager Duchess last year.

In his first interview since

her death, he says: "It was humbling and moving responding [to the letters], which took a long time. It was really like a conversation even with people I had never met. We felt we had a great common bond."

Duke of Devonshire

He was speaking to BBC Look North ahead of the opening of

2015 Chatsworth House art exhibition.

The full interview will be on BBC One in the East Midlands and Yorkshire regions at 18:30.

Gritters out tonight

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Forecast to freeze overnight in most areas so we'll be gritting primary routes in those areas

Plans to return market to village

BBC Radio Derby

Tutbury has been without a market for centuries, but a group of traders and residents want to put the East Staffordshire village back on the map with a farmers market.

Tina Adams, who chairs the market committee, is appealing for butchers, bakers, pickle makers and people who make things by hand.

Tutbury castle

"We're a very, very historic little village - we've got the castle and a 15th-Century coaching inn," she said.

"We are steeped in history and so to get the market back here after 400 odd years would be fantastic."

Absconder arrested

One of two men who absconded from Sudbury prison on Friday

has been arrested, Derbyshire Police says.

Robber Jonathon Bates (pictured left) is back in custody after being arrested by West Midlands Police in Smethwick earlier.

Jonathon Bates, Andra Hoyland
Derbyshire Police

Andra Hoyland (pictured right) a 31-year-old convicted kidnapper and robber, absconded the same day.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A man from Derbyshire who attacked another man while wearing a jester's costume has been ordered to pay £2,500 in compensation.

You can hear more on this in my

15:00 bulletin.

Buxton out for season

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County are likely to be without Jake Buxton for the rest of the season. He's expected to have back surgery in the next 48 hours.

Coach Paul Simpson tells BBC Radio Derby Sport the hope is everyone else will be fit for the final seven matches.

Paul Simpson

"It's a case of crossing our fingers," says Simpson. "I'd cross my toes, if I could."

Weather update

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

There's plenty of fine and dry weather to be had this afternoon. However, it may occasionally be interrupted by a light shower.

BBC Derby weather

There's a chance an isolated downpour could be heavy, thundery and with hail thrown in. Highs of 7C (45F).

Police chopper dodges storms

National Police Air Service Ripley

tweets: 1 hour 10 minute flight dodging the thunder storms. Searching for suspects at Ranby first and then a missing person at Tutbury @StaffsPolice

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In my

14:00 bulletin, former Derby County player and manager Dave Mackay's funeral cortege is departing from Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh - the home of Dave's first club, Hearts.

A large number of fans and football stars will be paying tribute to him.

Crash death driver named

Belper News

A motorist who died following a three-vehicle collision in Ambergate

has been identified.

Keith Wint, 37, of Ilkeston was driving a Saab when it was involved in a collision with a Honda and heavy goods vehicle on the A6 at 16:40 on Wednesday.

Church lead stolen

Lead has been stolen from Eyam Parish Church, Derbyshire Police says.

Eyam Parish Church

Thieves used a ladder to steal "large sections" of lead from three parts of the roof, causing damage in the process, in the early hours of Friday.

Coming up on TV

Angelina Socci

BBC East Midlands Today

The funeral is taking place this lunchtime of the former Derby County and Nottingham Forest manager Dave Mackay, who also had a successful playing career. He died earlier this month at the age of 80.

Dave Mackay

Join me at 13:40 on BBC One.

'Body' was rough sleeper

Belper Town Safer Neighbourhood Team

tweets: Report of body found in parks wood off Parks Estate. It turned out to be a male sleeping rough. Relief all round!

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 bulletin, the funeral is taking place this lunchtime of the former Derby County player and manager Dave Mackay, who died earlier this month at the age of 80.

Your pictures: Cressbrook Dale


Dave Wade

BBC Local Live


Facebook cover picture is this spectacular shot of Cressbrook Dale in the Derbyshire Peak District, by Stephen Elliott.

Stephen Elliott, Cressbrook Dale
Stephen Elliott

Send us your pictures and you could see your handiwork take the top spot too.

Man dies in crash

Derby Telegraph

A man involved in a crash in Derbyshire this morning

has died at the scene.

Emergency services found the man trapped in his car in the collision at Belper Road in Bradley, near Ashbourne, at 06:10.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

For the first time in centuries, a farmers market is being planned for Tutbury. But organisers say they need up to 70 more stallholders to come forward to make the event a success.

Hear this and more in my

12:00 bulletin.

A38 congestion cleared

BBC Travel

Earlier problems on the A38 in Alfreton

have now cleared.

A38 litter: People 'should be ashamed'

via Facebook

Some of you have responded to pictures we posted on Facebook earlier of

more than 300 bags of litter collected from the side of the A38 last night.

A38 rubbish
Amber Valley Borough Council

Pixie Knox wrote: "Finally, somebody has taken ownership of this problem. However, unless some kind of fine system is introduced, it will keep on happening."

And Anna Mcdermott said: "That is disgusting, people should be ashamed of themselves for dropping that much litter."

Food market returns this week

Buxton Advertiser

A popular food market

returns to Buxton later this week to begin its second full year of trading.

The Buxton Fine Food Market will be held on the last Friday of every month at the bottom of the Slopes from March 27.

Shotgun ammo found at clean-up

BBC Radio Derby

Live shotgun shells have been found along the side of a main road through Derbyshire during a council clean-up.

A38 shotgun shells
Amber Valley Borough Council

Simon Gladwin, from Amber Valley Borough Council, says the 65 live rounds were gathered close together by the A38.

They will be handed to Derbyshire Police later.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, a Derby company which sells mobility scooters says thefts are on the increase.

A disabled couple from Sandiacre had their scooters stolen and vandalised and say replacing them has left them with nothing in the bank.

A38 blocked

BBC Travel


slow traffic on the northbound A38 between the B600 and the M1 near Alfreton because of an accident.

Police are at the scene directing traffic.

A38 clean-up

BBC Radio Derby

More than 300 bags of litter were gathered by Amber Valley Borough Council during a clean-up along the A38 on Monday night.

Simon Gladwin, from the authority, said some was from "irresponsible" car drivers throwing litter out of their cars.

A38 rubbish
Amber Valley Borough Council

"But I think a large proportion of it is from wagons that haven't had their loads properly secured and litter blowing off as they drive along," he said.

Bike theft leaves paperboy living in fear

Burton Mail

A devastated youngster has been left frightened and forced to deliver his Burton Mails on foot

after thieves stole his bike.

Stars to attend legend's funeral

Footballers past and present are expected to attend the funeral of former Derby County manager and player Dave Mackay later,

reports BBC News Online.

Dave Mackay
Getty Images

The Edinburgh-born midfielder died in hospital earlier this month at the age of 80 after a long illness.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

10:00 bulletin, a clean-up team has spent the night litter picking along the verges on the A38 in Amber Valley.

They've filled 307 bags of rubbish.