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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 2 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

Weather: Mainly dry tonight

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Most parts will stay dry overnight, although some patchy rain is likely during the early hours, with lows of 8C (46F).

Weather temperatures for 10am on Friday June 3
BBC

Tomorrow will be a mainly cloudy day with showery rain spreading west during the afternoon and highs of 15C (59F).

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of the main stories this afternoon.

  • BHS stores in Burton, Chesterfield and Derby set to close as no buyer found for retailer
  • Broken down car struck by lorry on A38 near Willington
  • Nigel Pearson gives his first news conference since taking charge of Derby County

Barefeet walker sets blistering pace for charity

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

This sounds painful to me, but I'm sure he knows what he's doing. Lee Todd from East Staffordshire is preparing to walk across the UK barefoot for charity.

He set up Shoe Aid, which sends donated second hand shoes to help people around the world.

Lee Todd planning barefeet walk
BBC

I'm sure he said on BBC Radio Derby today that dipping your feet in urine can help toughen them up. Whatever happened to surgical spirit?

Celebrity couple in town

Derbyshire Times

Ex-superbike world champion James Toseland and his renowned musician wife Katie Melua are due to visit Chesterfield at the weekend.

Travel: Accident on A515 in Newborough

BBC Travel

An accident is partly blocking the A515 in both directions in Newborough near the Dolefoot Lane junction.

Lorry hits bridge on A38

Travel: Vehicle hits bridge on A38 southbound in Derby

BBC Travel

A vehicle has struck a bridge on the A38 southbound in Derby blocking a lane between Palm Court Island and Markeaton Island.

Car hit by lorry after breaking down

Not what you want to see happen to your car after a breakdown. At least the driver wasn't in the vehicle.

The crash happened on the A38 northbound between Willington and Findern but the road has reopened now.

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BHS stores to be sold off

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More on the collapse of BHS, which is to disappear from the high street with the loss of up to 11,000 jobs, after administrators failed to find a buyer for the company.

BHS department store in Derby
BBC

The business will be wound down and all of its 163 shops, including stores in Derby, Burton and Chesterfield, will close and be sold off to other retailers.

Travel: Delays between Derby and Birmingham

BBC Travel

There are delays of up to an hour on train services between Derby and Birmingham because of an incident in the Tamworth area.

Services are being diverted via either Lichfield or Leicester.

Who gets the Queen's Voluntary Award?

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

What would we do without them? On 2 June each year special awards are given out by the Queen to show appreciation for voluntary organisations.

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BBC

This year's recipients include First Steps Derbyshire based in Derby, the Derby Hospitals Volunteers Service, Chesterfield and District Athletics Club, and a Rotary Club Charity Aquabox.

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Who gets the Queen's Voluntary Award?

On 2 June each year special awards are given out by the Queen to appreciate voluntary organisations. Who are the 2016 recipients?

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Travel: Lorry breakdown on A38 in Derby

BBC Travel

A lorry breakdown is adding to problems on the A38 northbound this afternoon. It's blocking a lane between Markeaton Island and Palm Court Island in Derby.

Travel: Accident closes A38 northbound at Willington

BBC Travel

A two-vehicle accident has shut the A38 northbound at Willington between Toyota Island and the Littleover turn-off.

Synthetic ice hockey rink owner wants to see sport grow

The founder of the Midlands only permanent synthetic ice hockey rink says he wants more Derbyshire children to get involved in the sport. 

Robert Vicars, who owns and runs the AJKM Hockey Barn in Ilkeston, says projects like his are the only way to grow the game in this country.

Duffy links up with Blades

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Former Burton loanee winger Mark Duffy won't be joining the Brewers as they take on the Championship next season - he's decided to stay put in League One by joining Sheffield United on loan from Birmingham City.

Mark Duffy
Empics

Old railway route unlikely to reopen

BBC Radio Derby

Proposals to reopen the old Ivanhoe railway line between Burton and Leicester are likely to be abandoned.

Ivanhoe railway line from Burton to Leicester
BBC

A report by Leicestershire County Council found the project would cost £175m, and an extra £4m a year in running costs.

Travel: Accident on A38 in Derby

BBC Travel

An accident is partly blocking the A38 northbound in Derby between Kingsway island and Markeaton Island.

Jobs at risk as no buyer found for BHS

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I'm afraid it's not looking good for BHS staff ... administrators have failed to find a buyer for the troubled retailer and will begin winding the company down, putting 11,000 jobs at risk.

BHS department store in Derby
BBC

Your views: Fond memories of 1966

Facebook

Here's some reaction to our Facebook post about last night's BBC1 documentary winding back the clock 50 years to 1966, and featuring Robert Lindsay.

Susan Dunne said: "I was 15. My parents took me and a school friend on a day trip to London. The train from Derby was packed with German supporters with no seats anywhere. My dad worked for British Rail so the ticket inspector let us sit in First Class."

Robert Lindsay
BBC

Gordon Kenneth Buckley posted: "I was 12. Sat at the window of my uncle's ice cream van at the Kingsway show. Ran out of ice cream, but stayed to watch match on big screen."  

Alton Towers Smiler crash: 'Living with the consequences'

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

One year after the Smiler ride crashed at Alton Towers, one of the victims says both she and her family continue to live with the consequences on a daily basis.

Leah Washington, along with University of Derby student Victoria Balch, lost a leg in the aftermath of the accident.

The Smiler crash in 2015
West Midlands Ambulance Service

Leah said: "It affected my parents quite a lot and my brother and my grandparents. They've all really been affected and it still affects them now really. I think to see the pain that I'm in some times, it hurts them and the fact that they can't do anything about it."

Weather: Some bright spells this afternoon

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Another cloudy and cool day, but a little brighter this afternoon, with highs of around 14C (57F).

Weather temperatures
BBC

It will remain rather cloudy, but mostly dry overnight, with temperatures falling to 9C (48F).

Your photos: Stanage Pole in the sunshine

There was a brief glimpse of sunshine in Derby just now. Remember what that looks like? I'll whet your appetite.

There was barely a cloud in the sky last week when Weather Watcher Mountainbike John took this photo of Stanage Pole in the Peak District.

Stanage Pole in the Peak District
Mountainbike John

I didn't really need to credit Mountainbike John as he left his trade mark in the picture.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Here's a summary of the main stories this lunchtime:

  • New Rams boss Nigel Pearson outlines his vision for the club
  • Motorcyclist taken to hospital after serious accident on A38
  • Victim reflects on Alton Towers rollercoaster crash a year to the day it happened

Powell quips he fancied return to playing

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Rams assistant manager Chris Powell joked that he only played in Shaun Barker's recent testimonial match at the Ipro Stadium to get a playing contract with the club.

Nigel Pearson (right) and Chris Powell at Derby County press conference
BBC

But he did add that his new role as Nigel Pearson's number two is the next best thing.

Where's 'arry? He's left the building ...

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Derby County chairman Mel Morris has confirmed Harry Redknapp's contract finished at the end of last season so he's no longer at the club.

Harry Redknapp
Getty Images

Pearson will have 'full control'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County chief executive Sam Rush tells the gathered media that Nigel Pearson will have "full control of all football matters moving forward".  

Pearson wants to create positive atmosphere

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Nigel Pearson has been speaking in the first person during his debut press conference as Derby County manager: 

He said: "Don't assume Nigel Pearson only manages in one way. Teams evolve. The important thing is we create an atmosphere which is positive."

Derby County Football Club press conference
BBC

And you've got that in black and white.

Pearson's praise for assistant Powell

Nigel Pearson has been talking about working with his assistant and ex-Rams defender Chris Powell.

He said: "I am delighted. It is a unique opportunity both for myself and the club to have someone of Chris' experience, not just as a manager but also as a person.

Nigel Pearson
BBC

"The bigger picture is that he brings a strong football personality to the football club as well. It speaks volumes of his personality that he sees it as a good step for his own career."

Pearson: Fan backing important for Rams

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

More from Nigel Pearson: "Yes we all want to have success on the football field. Our fan base remains healthy looking at the numbers for the forthcoming season.

Rams press conference
BBC

"It's very easy to look at recent seasons with a negative spin. The fans continue to back the club moving forward."

Watch: Pearson arrives for debut news conference

Rams 'feel right' for Pearson

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Nigel Pearson is speaking to the media for the first time since taking over at Derby County.

"I'm delighted to be here. It feels right. There's an emphasis on developing the football club. We have aspirations of returning to the Premier League," he said.

Rams ready to unveil new manager

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The scene is set for the Nigel Pearson's first news conference since taking charge of Derby County.

Derby County news conference
BBC

You can listen live on BBC Radio Derby or watch on our Facebook page.

Ashbourne remembers hosting German footballers

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

We were talking about memories of 1966 yesterday ... did you catch the programme Living in '66: Robert Lindsay Remembers on BBC One last night?

Ashbourne hosted the West German World Cup squad in 1966
BBC

Well, a Derbyshire town's been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the time it played host to the West German football team.

Travel: A38 southbound reopens

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The A38 southbound has reopened following the crash earlier today.

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Your photos: Swans and cygnets in Ilkeston

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

I hope this wasn't our Weather Watcher bry's photographic swansong ... he says six cygnets is an unusual sight and took this picture in Ilkeston.

Swans and cygnets at Ilkeston
bry

Motorcyclist in hospital after crash

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A38 today.

The road remains closed southbound between Ripley and Coxbench and traffic is being diverted after the motorbike was in collision with a car.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

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

  • New Rams management team to speak to press for first time later  
  • Rescuers recall complex aftermath of Smiler ride crash one year on from the accident at Alton Towers
  • Problems getting GP appointment impacting on A&E, says Healthwatch Derby survey

Scrum down ... a new manager's in town

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Organised confusion ... that's probably an apt description of the media scrum when a new manager is officially unveiled. 

Press conference to unveil Paul Clement as Derby County head coach
BBC

It usually looks spick and span from the club perspective ... even the drinks bottles are neatly aligned at the press conference given when Paul Clement joined the Rams.

New era ushered in by Rams

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

The hard graft starts here ...new Rams boss Nigel Pearson started work at the iPro Stadium yesterday.

And he'll be in good company this lunchtime ... new assistant manager Chris Powell, club chief executive Sam Rush and Derby's owner and chairman Mel Morris will join him at the media conference.

Chris Powell
Getty Images

You'll be able to hear that press conference live on BBC Radio Derby from 12:30 and watch it on our Facebook page.