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  1. Updates for Monday 27 April
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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Thanks for reading our Local Live updates today. We will be back with more at 08:00 on Tuesday.

Dry but cold night

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

Any showers should clear through the evening, leaving a dry night with clear spells. Lows of 0C (32F).

Police want away day info

Derbyshire Police wants to hear from any coach companies

taking Chesterfield fans to the match at Sheffield United on Sunday.

The force says it is working with its South Yorkshire counterparts to make the day run as smoothly as possible.

Hidden trails app launched

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Explore hidden trails and secret locations with free new app launched as part of Made in Derbyshire 2015:

Ince 'not for sale'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Hull City manager Steve Bruce

has dismissed talk of Tom Ince making his loan move to Derby County permanent.

Tom Ince
Getty Images

Bruce said the England U21 international was "not for sale". You can listen to his comments


Election count switched

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derby City Council has brought forward the count for the local elections - originally scheduled to start at 17:00 on Friday 8 May - due to the possibility of a clash with a

Derby County play-off fixture.

It will now begin straight after the national poll has been dealt with, in the early hours of Friday morning.

Colin Bloomfield: Robbie Savage 'devastated'

BBC Radio Derby

Former Derby County captain Robbie Savage has been

remembering Colin Bloomfield.

Robbie Savage

He said: "I had some great times with him, some battles - all in jest - but he was a terrific presenter who was passionate about what he did.

"When I heard the news, I was devastated."

Latest headlines

Here's a reminder of some of our biggest stories this afternoon:

Colin was 'loved by all'

via Facebook

Hundreds of listeners have been paying tribute to Colin Bloomfield

on BBC Radio Derby's Facebook page.

Colin Bloomfield with Olly Murs

Jean Pollard writes: "Colin was a wonderful person who all the listeners took to their hearts, not because of his illness but because he was one of the most warm-hearted, amusing presenters. He was loved by us all."

Cricket: Guptill hits ton

Martin Guptill is displaying some of his recent World Cup form for Derbyshire today against Gloucestershire.

Martin Guptill
Getty Images

Don't forget you can listen to live commentary from Bristol

through the BBC Sport website.

Listen: Colin's funniest bits

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Derby has put together a compilation featuring some of Colin Bloomfield's funniest moments.

Listen here.

Colin Bloomfield

M1 delays

BBC Travel

A broken down van has closed a lane on the M1 northbound

after J29.

Derby Tory leader lambasts candidate

BBC Radio Derby

Philip Hickson, leader of Derby Conservatives, has issued a statement after the Tory local election candidate for Littleover

made an anti-Semitic remark about Ed Miliband on Facebook.

Philip Hickson

He said: "Our party is opposed to any form of discrimination, and clearly we could not countenance someone potentially representing us whilst holding such views of intolerance."

Spireites make play-offs

Chesterfield will go into their final match of the season assured of a play-off place, despite

losing to Bristol City at the weekend.

League One table

Depending on what happens on Sunday, Paul Cook's side could face either Preston, MK Dons, Swindon or Sheffield United in the semi-finals.

Burglars caught hiding near house

Two burglars who were found by police hiding near the house they had raided

have been jailed.

One of the burglars was discovered in a telephone box while the other tried to hide on a private road.

Colin Bloomfield tributes continue


have continued to pour in for Colin Bloomfield following his death at the weekend.

Colin Bloomfield with dance act Flawless

Among those remembering the former presenter - pictured above with dance act Flawless - were Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport and Derby County chief executive Sam Rush.

Latest updates

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here are the main stories we're covering at the moment:

Kedleston to host vineyard

BBC Radio Derby

A vineyard is being set up within Kedleston Hall's walled garden.

About 2,000 vines are being planted in the 300-year-old garden by a team who already run a vineyard at Renishaw Hall.

Council candidate suspended over 'Jew' post

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The name of Gulzabeen Afsar -

suspended by the Conservative party for making an anti-Semitic comment about Ed Miliband - will still appear on the ballot paper in Littleover as it's too late for changes to be made.

The Conservatives have said her comment was "offensive and wrong" and are planning a full disciplinary hearing.

Reds relegated

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law admits it's by no means certain his team will make an immediate return to the Conference Premier next season.

Law says the Reds face a long and difficult campaign back in the Conference North, after their relegation was confirmed on Saturday

with a 7-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

Two in hospital after crash

Burton Mail

A major road was closed this morning causing commuter chaos in a five vehicle crash

in which two people were taken to hospital.

Poem for Colin

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Trish and John, from Belper, texted us a poem after hearing the news that

Colin Bloomfield had died:

Colin Bloomfield

"When you see the clouds in the sky, the buzzards hovering high, the blackbird singing along, with Colin, a free spirit following along".

'Street party' for VE Day anniversary

The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas is to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day

with a 1940s-style vintage street party.

The event, on 10 May, will be preceded by a short service of remembrance.

Rain could be coming

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

Most parts are quite sunny at the moment, but scattered heavy showers are possible from around mid-afternoon, with highs of 12C (54F).

Pollen levels moderate

BBC Weather

has shared this map showing moderate pollen levels for most of the country today.

Pollen chart

'Happy memories' of Colin

via Facebook

BBC Radio Derby listener Andy Broughton

posted this autograph, given to him by Colin Bloomfield in 2013.

Colin Bloomfield autograph
Andy Broughton

He said: "Devastated - but VERY happy memories of our meeting. Will never forget you Colin!"

Council boss 'horrified' by Miliband insult

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Derby City Council's Labour leader, Ranjit Banwait, said he had been "deeply troubled" about

comments made by Conservative council election candidate Gulzabeen Afsar about Ed Miliband.

Gulzabeen Afsar

In a letter to the Conservative party, he said: "This is not about politics, but about setting standards which are acceptable.

"It goes without saying that the conduct she has displayed is dismally below that which we expect from councillors within our political groups."

Latest stories

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a quick recap of the main stories we're covering at the moment:

Teenager attacked over ball in lake

A fisherman

headbutted a 15-year-old boy after his football went into a lake at Allestree Park.

Police said the assault happened at about 18:00 on Friday.

'Jew' remark candidate faces hearing

BBC News Online

has more on the suspension of a Conservative council candidate who posted on Facebook that she could never support "the Jew" Ed Miliband.

Ed Miliband

A full disciplinary hearing is due to be held over Gulzabeen Afsar's comments.

Colin Bloomfield: 'A truly inspirational man'

Derby County chief executive Sam Rush was one of the first people to write in the book of condolence for Colin Bloomfield at the club's iPro Stadium.

iPro Stadium book of condolence

He wrote: "A truly inspirational man who will forever be in the hearts of everyone at Derby County. Always loved and never forgotten."

Miliband Jew comment 'offensive and wrong'

The Conservative party has suspended Littleover council candidate Gulzabeen Afsar for posting on Facebook that she could not respect Ed Miliband because he is Jewish.

In a statement, the party said: "This comment was offensive and wrong. There is no place in our party for these comments or attitudes and Ms Afsal has had her party membership suspended pending a full disciplinary hearing."

Fire destroys barn

Derbyshire Times

A barn collapsed when

15 tonnes of hay caught fire in Grassmoor.

Candidate suspended after Miliband 'Jew' slur

Rebecca Keating

BBC News

A Conservative council candidate from Derby who posted on Facebook that she could not respect a Jew like Ed Miliband has been suspended by the party.

Gulzabeen Afsar, who is standing in the city council ward of Littleover, used "Al Yahud" - the Arabic term for "the Jew" during a discussion about the Labour leader.

Your photos of Colin

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Ray Garlick for sending us this photo he had taken with Colin Bloomfield at the Burton v Fleetwood play-off final at Wembley a year ago.

Colin Bloomfield at Wembley with Ray Garlick
Ray Garlick

Email or
tweet us your photos and memories of Colin. We'll feature as many as we can on Local Live throughout the day.

Listen: Live cricket commentary

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Play is under way on day two of Gloucestershire v Derbyshire at Bristol.

Cricket commentary page

You can listen to live commentary from BBC Radio Derby's Iain O'Brien

here, or keep track of the scorecard

Your messages for Colin

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Derby's reception, on St Helen's Street, is open until 17:00 if you'd like to come and write a message in our book of condolence

for Colin Bloomfield.

Book of condolence

A second book of condolence has also been placed at Derby County's iPro Stadium.

Election 2015: Why are hustings a hit?

John Hess

Political editor, East Midlands

Election hustings have been one of the big successes of this general election.

Derby North election debate

My latest blog entry takes a look at why they have been so popular.