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By Sandish Shoker

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  1. Farewell for now

    Thanks for joining us for today's updates. We will be back with more news, sport, travel and weather at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  2. Windy evening

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will stay windy overnight, with gales likely for a time.

    Much of the night will be dry with some clear spells but there is the risk of further scattered showers into the early hours. Lows of 7C (45F).

  3. Ward out?

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Hearing that Jamie Ward has been released by Derby County, although it's unlikely we'll get any confirmation until the retained list is released - probably tomorrow.

    Jamie Ward
  4. Trio steal £2,000 from woman

    Derby Telegraph

    CCTV and pictures have been revealed showing how three thieves deceived a shopper and secretly stole £2,000 from her handbag after she withdrew the money from a bank.

  5. M1 crash: Road reopens

    Derbyshire Police says all lanes have reopened on the M1 southbound near Bolsover following this afternoon's crash involving a coach and a lorry.

    A spokesman said: "Several coach passengers and motorists were treated at the scene by paramedics, while a number of them were later taken to hospital in Chesterfield for a check-up.

    "The driver of the coach was taken by air ambulance to Queen's Medical Centre, in Nottingham. His injuries were not believed to be serious or life-threatening."

  6. New homes 'would threaten wildlife'

    Plans to build 250 homes on the edge of Derby would pose a threat to wildlife in a nearby wood, a campaign group says.

    Friends of Chaddesden Wood are starting a petition against the project, proposed by JGP Properties in Oakwood.

  7. Birds killed in shed fire

    Four ducks and a chicken have died in a suspicious fire in North Wingfield.

    Police said a shed and greenhouse were destroyed in the blaze, at an allotment off Alice's View on Friday morning.

  8. First chick arrives

    The first of four peregrine falcon eggs at Derby Cathedral has hatched this afternoon.

    Peregrine chick

    The team in charge of monitoring the birds says the egg began to crack at about 12:30 and the chick emerged at 14:00.

  9. Latest headlines

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of our top stories this afternoon:

    • Several people are hurt in a coach crash on the M1 near Chesterfield
    • A man is arrested after a woman was found dead in Burton
    • BBC Radio Derby understands Jamie Ward has been released by Derby County
  10. Coach crash casualties

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital says it has treated 10 people following this afternoon's M1 coach crash, but all are expected to be discharged shortly.

  11. Crews cut out crash victim

    Firefighters had to pull a person out of a vehicle following this afternoon's serious crash on the M1 southbound, the fire service says.

    The multi-vehicle accident, which involved a coach, led to a section of motorway between J30 and J29 being closed.

  12. 'Dozens hurt' in coach crash

    The Derbyshire Times says 36 people were injured in this afternoon's coach crash on the M1 southbound.

  13. Naylor leaves Brewers - for now

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Midfielder Tom Naylor has returned to Derby County following his loan spell at Burton Albion.

    Tom Naylor

    However, a deal has been agreed in principle for him to join the Brewers on a permanent basis.

  14. Arrest after body found

    BBC Radio Derby

    A man has been arrested after a woman's body was found at a house in Burton.

    Police say the body was discovered at an address in Hill Street yesterday morning. Her death is being treated as unexplained.

  15. Woolworths site gets new life

    BBC Radio Derby

    Construction students from Derby College's Ilkeston campus are teaming up with a local church to convert a former shop into a community centre.

    Woolworths building on Bath Street

    The students will be involved with plastering, painting, decorating and plumbing work at the former Woolworths unit on Bath Street in a project being run by the Arena Church.

  16. Rabbits stolen in Ripley

    Thieves broke into a back garden in Ripley and stole two rabbits from a hutch.

    Police say the pets were taken from Ash Crescent as some point between 01:00 and 09:00 on Sunday.

  17. Contest to find county's best art

    Budding artists have been invited to submit their best work for this year's Derbyshire Open Art Competion.

    The county council-run contest has been going for 33 years, with this year's top artist set to win £750.

  18. Beacon to mark VE Day 70th anniversary

    BBC Radio Derby

    A beacon will be lit in Derbyshire as part of national celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of VE day.

    The beacon, at the Mercian Regimental War Memorial at Crich, will be lit at 21:32 on Friday to coincide with other beacons being lit across the country.

  19. Chris Martin remains optimistic

    BBC Sport

    Despite Derby County's disastrous end to the season, striker Chris Martin says he is looking forward to a bright future with the club.

    Chris Martin

    The 26-year-old, whose injury coincided with the side's slump in form, said he was looking to return "fit and fresh" for the start of the 2015/16 season.

  20. Your photos: Baslow wood

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    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Thank you to Andrew Burdett for this marvellous photo of Bank Wood in Baslow.

    Bank Wood

    If you've captured any fine photographs in Derbyshire, you can email or tweet them to us.

  21. King crest's 'international appeal'

    Alfreton Town investor Michael Hitchcock said the decision to restore King Alfred the Great to the club's crest would aid attempts to expand the club's brand "nationally and globally".

    He said: "We feel this new badge pays respect to the history of the club and great town of Alfreton with an eye to the future."

  22. Buzzard numbers rise

    A jogger says he was left bleeding when a buzzard swooped on his head in Chellaston recently.

    Derbyshire Ornithological Society said buzzard numbers had risen steadily in the county over the past 25 years.


    In 1991 there were just two nesting pairs, but now there are thought to be more than 1,000 buzzards in Derbyshire.

  23. Cricket: Derbyshire struggling

    BBC Sport

    Derbyshire are in trouble against Glamorgan in Cardiff.

    Andy Carter

    The Welsh side finished day two on 84-2 after bowling out the visitors for 205. Day three's start has been delayed.

  24. Latest headlines

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

  25. Eye op after Buxton assault

    A man needed an eye operation after being attacked when he got out of a taxi to intervene in a late night street argument in Buxton.

    Two men and a woman have been arrested over the assault, which happened on Palace Road at about 01:30 on Sunday.

  26. Bus problem shuts road

    BBC Travel

    The A628 Woodhead Pass is currently closed between the New Road junction and the A57 because of a broken down bus.

  27. Top headlines

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a little reminder of our main stories this morning:

    • Colin Bloomfield's mother gives thanks for the many tributes he's received
    • A jogger is left bleeding after being attacked by a buzzard in Chellaston
    • Steve McClaren says he will be staying with Derby County
  28. Royal Crown Derby welcomes royal birth

    BBC Radio Derby

    Royal Crown Derby's sales and marketing director Christopher Oakes says the company was well-prepared for the arrival of Princess Charlotte.

    He said: "Virtually everyone in the business had an action plan over the weekend - sales, marketing, PR, production, web.

    "So it was a very well rehearsed drill that we put into action on Saturday morning."

  29. New badge for Reds

    Recently-relegated Alfreton Town have unveiled a new club badge.

    Alfreton Town badge

    The crest features King Alfred the Great, the leader who is believed to have created the town and provided its name.

  30. Climber seriously hurt in fall

    A climber broke both legs and suffered spinal injuries when he fell 30m (98ft) at High Tor near Matlock yesterday.

    High Tor emergency

    Edale Mountain Rescue Team came to the 22-year-old's aid and he was flown by air ambulance to the Major Trauma Unit at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre.

  31. Buzzard attack 'felt like a thud'

    Keith Hill, from Shelton Lock, has been describing the moment he was attacked by a buzzard while jogging in Chellaston.

    Buzzard attack injury

    He says: "I felt a thud on the back of my head and saw the bird go into a tree. Then I put my hand on my head and realised I was bleeding."

  32. Brewers players depart

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Newly-crowned League Two champions Burton Albion have released six players, including two former captains.

    Lee Bell and Ian Sharps have left the club, along with Stefan Maletic, Joe Doyle, Mickael Antoine-Curier and Jimmy Phillips.

  33. Runner 'attacked by buzzard'

    BBC Radio Derby

    A Derby man says he was attacked by a buzzard while out on a run.

    Keith Hill was on Sinfin Moor Lane, in Chellaston, when the bird of prey hit the back of his head, causing a minor injury, he says.

    The attack comes as Derbyshire Ornithological Society reports a rise in the number of buzzards in the county.

  34. Bank holiday pictures


    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    I took this photo during a stroll around Elvaston Castle's Old English Garden yesterday.

    Elvaston Castle

    Email or tweet us if you took any good pictures during the bank holiday weekend. I'll feature the best on Local Live.

  35. Delays after crash

    BBC Travel

    A lane is closed on the M1 northbound between J30 and J31 because of an accident.

  36. Colin tributes 'overwhelmingly comforting'

    Colin Bloomfield's mother has thanked people for the huge public response to his death 10 days ago.

    Colin Bloomfield

    Alison Bloomfield said: "I'm overwhelmed with what the listeners have done. I've had letters galore, texts and all sorts of things that have come through to me.

    "I find it overwhelmingly comforting and I can't thank everyone enough for caring."

  37. Rams boss staying put

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Steve McClaren is staying at Derby County, following months of speculation linking him with a summer move to Newcastle United.

    Steve McClaren

    McClaren pledged his commitment to the Rams during a meeting with the club's chief executive Sam Rush yesterday and is already working on transfer targets and pre-season plans.

  38. Latest headlines

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Here's the main stories we're covering this morning:

    • Colin Bloomfield's mother gives thanks for tributes
    • Birth of Princess Charlotte leads to sales increase for Royal Crown Derby
    • Steve McClaren has signalled his intention to stay at Derby County
  39. Royal birth prompts sales boom

    BBC Radio Derby

    Royal Crown Derby says it has seen a rise in online sales over the bank holiday weekend as people buy commemorative pieces to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte

    Sales and marketing director Christopher Oakes says the company is hoping to build on the success that followed the birth of Prince George.

  40. Tributes comfort presenter's mother

    The mother of Colin Bloomfield says she has been overwhelmed and comforted by the messages she has received since his death, following a battle against skin cancer.

    Minute's applause for Colin Bloomfield

    Two books of condolence have been opened in memory of the former BBC Radio Derby presenter and commentator and Derby County fans held a minute of applause in his honour on Saturday.

  41. Cloudy now, sunnier later

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    It's a cloudy, damp and breezy start to the day with some patchy mist and fog.

    Charlie Slater

    The cloud and majority of rain will clear through this morning, allowing for plenty of sunshine and a couple of showers, with highs of 15C (59F).

  42. We're back

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone - hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend. I'll be bringing you today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and east Staffordshire.

    You can get involved at any point by emailing or tweeting us your photos and comments.