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  1. Updates on Wednesday 22 April 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Good evening

    Today's Local Live updates have finished. We'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Tonight's weather

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's a dry end to the day with cloud continuing to increase. There will be some clear spells overnight, but there will be extensive low cloud for most with some patchy fog.

    Tomorrow will start cloudy, with some patchy dense fog which will gradually lift and leave a settled afternoon with plenty of sunny spells. Maximum temperatures of 15C (59F).

  3. 'Thousands more using food banks'

    BBC Radio Derby

    More than 2,400 visits have been made to the Trussell Trust's food bank at Clay Cross in the past year, with record numbers receiving aid across the UK.

    Charity spokesman Andrew Fellows tells BBC Radio Derby : "We have seen most people coming in because of the benefit change or the benefit delay and now we are seeing people coming in that have got low incomes, so even people that are employed are struggling."

  4. New boss for Rolls-Royce

    Derby-based manufacturer Rolls-Royce has announced its chief executive John Rishton will retire in July, BBC Business reports.

    John Rishton

    Mr Rishton has been with the firm since 2011 and said it was "time for a change in lifestyle". He will be replaced by Warren East, who is already a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce and has been with the firm since last year.

  5. Council 'concern' for special school

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council says although the Royal School for the Deaf Derby is out of its control, it is "concerned" by what Ofsted inspectors found during their last visit.

    However, Andrew Bunyan, director for children and young people said: "We are pleased to hear the school's trustees have acted to strengthen the governance of the school and have brought in new leadership. We hope the actions of the trustees will bring about rapid improvement in the school."

  6. How important is spelling to you?

    BBC Radio Derby

    Jon Wheale, Labour candidate for Burton and Uttoxeter has caused outrage with his misspelling of Uttoxeter on one of his election leaflets. Two years ago the same word was also spelt wrong on a road sign in Uttoxeter New Road. Derby.

    Uttoxeter New Road sign

    BBC Radio Derby's Alexandra Hamilton has been out testing residents on their spelling of the Staffordshire town. Hear how they faired after 17:30 today.

  7. Deaf school fails in five key areas

    Ofsted inspectors have placed a residential school for deaf children in Derby into special measures after a recent inspection found pupils were put at risk of grooming, reports BBC News Online.

    Royal School for the Deaf Derby

    The Royal School for the Deaf Derby was rated inadequate in five key areas - overall effectiveness, outcomes for residential pupils, quality of residential provision and care, residential pupil safety and leadership.

  8. Derbyshire cricketer's inspiring story

    Angela Rafferty

    Sports Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    I've been speaking to Derbyshire County Cricket Club's Tom Poynton on living life to the full after a devastating tragedy - a real inspiration.

    Hear more on tonight's East Midlands Today from 18:30.

  9. Accident in Lea Bridge

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue tweets: Fire crews from #Matlock & #Alfreton are dealing with an RTC on Lea Road,Lea Bridge. Assisting colleagues from @EMASNHSTrust & @DerbysPolice. One casualty extricated - Helimed on scene

  10. Congestion on the roads

    BBC Travel

    There are some traffic issues on the roads across Derby and Derbyshire during the evening rush hour.

    Check your journey before you travel here.

  11. News on the hour

    Lisa Teanby

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    In the bulletin at 17:00: More than 2,400 people used the food bank in Clay Cross last year, according to new figures released by the Trussell Trust, a charity founded to provide emergency food and support.

  12. Domestic abuse victim talks to Radio Derby

    A Derby woman who was abused by her husband for 20 years has been speaking to BBC Radio Derby about how she escaped and what has now spurred her on to raise money for domestic violence charity Refuge by running the London Marathon.

    Refuge charity

    Jilly Gossling experienced emotional, physical and financial abuse at the hands of her husband and said: "The main message I want to share is that there is life after abuse and I am living proof of this."

    Listen again to her interview.

  13. Graffiti memorial to skater to be painted over

    Amber Valley Borough Council has warned it will be repainting Belper Skate Park on Friday after graffiti appeared paying tribute to a 16-year-old who died last month.

    Mitchell Rodgers

    Mitchell Rodgers, a keen skateboarder, was hit by a train at Belper railway station in March and the council says people have until Friday to take photos of the memorial painted by his friends.

  14. News on the hour

    Lisa Teanby

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    In the bulletin at 16:00: East Staffordshire Police have seized 200 cannabis plants from a house in Burton following a tip-off.

    Two upstairs rooms and the loft were full of plants. Bin bags of vegetation were also recovered.

  15. Derbyshire thrashed

    Iain O'Brien

    BBC Test Match Special

    Derbyshire have been thrashed in their opening County Championship match against Lancashire.

    365 was the target. Derbyshire were 27-2 overnight and then lost 8-87. Only two hours were needed at the 3a County Ground as they lost by 250 runs.

    BBC Sport has the full report.

  16. Domestic abuse victim speaks out

    Jilly Gossling, from Derby, has been talking to BBC Radio Derby's Sally Pepper about how she got out of an abusive relationship of 20 years with her three children and just £300.

    Jilly Gossling

    She said: "He had total control over my finances. I just had to hand over any money I earned. It took me five years to save £300 by hiding it in a Tampax box because I knew he wouldn't look there."

  17. News on the hour

    Lisa Teanby

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    In the headlines at 15:00: A new governing body is being brought into the Royal School for the Deaf Derby which has been placed in special measures by Ofsted.

    After an unannounced visit in March inspectors found that promises to change things at the school following an inspection last year had not been kept.

  18. Derby school pupils 'still at risk'

    Simon Hare

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    In February, Ofsted ruled the residential part of the Royal School for the Deaf Derby was inadequate and that youngsters had been put at risk of grooming and sexual exploitation.

    That led to promised changes at the school, but this latest inspection found children are still at risk. There's also been damning criticism of the school's leadership and the monitoring of pupils' absence and their academic progress.

    Hear more on East Midlands Today this evening.

  19. Peculiar polling station locations

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Two band rooms in High Peak, Derbyshire will be used as polling stations next month, reports BBC News Online.

    Car polling station

    What are the most peculiar locations for polling stations where you live? Tweet or email me today and let me know.

  20. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 14:00 bulletin: Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been placed in special measures by Ofsted.

  21. Slow traffic on A61 Derby Road

    BBC Travel

    There's slow traffic on the A61 Derby Road in Wingerworth, at the Longedge Lane junction in the roadworks area. Get the latest information.

  22. News on the hour

    Lisa Teanby

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    In the bulletin at 13:00: Graffiti in memory of 16-year-old Mitchell Rodgers, who was hit by a train at Belper railway station last month, is to be painted over.

  23. England's strangest polling stations

    Laurence Cawley

    BBC News

    A launderette, a caravan and a school bus are all going to be used as voters in England take to the polls on 7 May.

    BBC News Online takes a look at some of the country's strangest polling stations, including two band huts being used in Glossop and New Mills in High Peak, Derbyshire.

    Unusual polling stations
  24. Special school problems continue

    In February Ofsted inspectors raised concerns at the Royal School for the Deaf Derby of pupils being put at risk of exploitation and grooming.

    Royal School for the Deaf Derby

    The school was rated "inadequate" at the time and the principal was suspended for "failing to promote the safeguarding needs of the pupils".

  25. BBC to air Clarkson's final Top Gear scenes

    Footage of Jeremy Clarkson taken during his last days on Top Gear will be screened later this year.

    Jeremy Clarkson

    BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw said the scenes would likely be broadcast this summer.

    Clarkson, who went to school in Repton, did not have his contract renewed by the BBC following his 'fracas' with a Top Gear producer. Read more on this story.

  26. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    I'll be bringing you the headlines at 12:00: Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been placed in special measures, following a recent Ofsted inspection.

    Concerns over safeguarding were raised during a residential inspection at the school in December.

  27. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In the 11:00 bulletin: Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been put into special measures by Ofsted.

    Inspectors arrived unannounced in March and concluded that promises to improve safeguarding highlighted as a result of an earlier inspection have not been kept.

  28. Amla signs for Derbyshire

    BBC Sport

    The man ranked third in the world for test batting has been signed by Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

    Hashim Amla

    Hashim Amla, test captain for South Africa will start for the club next month, covering for Martin Guptill who's been recalled for test cricket with New Zealand.

    Read more here.

  29. Robber jailed for knife raids at shops

    Burton Mail

    A robber who threatened to cut the throats of shop assistants in Burton has been jailed for more than four years.

  30. Ofsted inspectors raise fresh concerns

    Ofsted carried out an unexpected inspection at the Royal School for the Deaf Derby last month following a complaint which it said had "raised serious concerns".

    Royal School for the Deaf Derby

    In the latest report inspectors said the school's governing body was not fulfilling its duty to keep pupils safe, pupil absence is not investigated sufficiently and the achievement of pupils was not analysed precisely enough.

  31. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In the 10:00 bulletin: Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been placed in special measures following a recent Ofsted inspection. Concerns over safeguarding were raised during a residential inspection in December.

  32. A38 disruption this morning

    BBC Travel

    There is some disruption on the A38 southbound this morning because of a broken down car at Markeaton island.

    Follow updates here.

  33. Cat caught in illegal trap saved

    Ashbourne News Telegraph

    A cat which was found fighting for its life in an illegal Gin Trap has been saved by vets in Ashbourne.

  34. Royal School for Deaf in special measures

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby's Royal School for the Deaf has been placed in special measures after a recent Ofsted inspection.

    The clerk to the governors says a strengthened governing body will be put in place as soon as possible to address gaps identified by the inspectors in the experience, expertise and ability of the governing body.

  35. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In the 09:00 bulletin: City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty has been talking about his new world record. Adam, from Uttoxeter, set the fastest time ever in the 100-metre breaststroke on Friday night.

    Adam Peaty
  36. Call for earlier cancer tests

    BBC Radio Derby

    A Derbyshire man is trying to raise awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer, after his sister died of the disease.

    Adam Hufton, from Ilkeston, wants all GPs to test for cancer when patients complain of bowel irritation.

  37. Animal cruelty reports on the rise

    Angelina Socci

    BBC East Midlands Today

    The RSPCA is concerned that the number of animal cruelty investigations being carried out in our region is increasing.

    RSPCA centre

    Last year across the East Midlands, inspectors worked on more than 13,300 cases - nearly 250 more compared to the year before.

    The RSPCA says part of the reason is because the public are reporting more suspected cruelty to the authorities.

  38. Today's forecast

    Charlie Slater

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's a bright and sunny start for most with only a few isolated mist and fog patches.

    East Midlands weather map

    Cloud will attempt to move in this afternoon, but there'll still be plenty of sunshine to enjoy and highs of 15C (59F).

  39. Slow traffic on M1

    BBC Travel

    On the M1, there's slow traffic southbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), in the roadworks area.

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