Live BBC Local Live: Updates from Derbyshire on Wednesday 20 August 2014

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STANDARD 08:00 It's Wednesday

Gavin Bevis, BBC Local Live

Hi everyone, I'm here with all today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

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STANDARD 08:06 Getting cloudier

Charlie Slater, BBC Weather

It's a dry, bright and sunny start, but cloud is expected to build through the morning and there could be a scattering of light showers this afternoon. Highs of 17C (63F).

STANDARD 08:19 HS2 causes council divide

The HS2 high-speed rail link was supposed to help bridge the North-South divide, but the project appears to have opened up a divide between councils towards the northern end - including Derby - and those in the south.

Anti-HS2 sign

BBC News has been taking a closer look.

STANDARD 08:28 Belper power cut

BBC Radio Derby

More than 1,300 homes in Belper were affected by a power cut this morning.

Western Power Distribution said it had restored supplies to 800 homes and the remaining 500 would have power again shortly.

STANDARD 08:38 Video: High speed biker guilty

A biker who uploaded a film of a high speed ride in which he almost crashed head-on into a car has been found guilty of dangerous driving.

High speed bike video

Footage of the near miss on the Cat and Fiddle, which links Macclesfield and Buxton, became a hit on YouTube but also attracted the attention of police.

STANDARD 08:49 Rams beaten

Nigel Cash, BBC Radio Derby reporter

Steve McClaren blamed uncharacteristically bad defending after Derby County suffered their first defeat of the season last night.

Jamie Ward celebrates scoring

Jamie Ward scored twice for the Rams as they went down 3-2 at Charlton Athletic.

STANDARD 08:57 News on the hour

Sally Swinfen, Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

I'm reading this morning's bulletins. Our top local story at 09:00 is that work is getting under way on a new £10m sports centre at the University of Derby.

STANDARD 09:01 Accident partially blocks road

An accident has partially blocked the B6057 Sheffield Road in Sheepsbridge, reports our travel news team.

STANDARD 09:13 Sport hall work begins

BBC Radio Derby

Work is under way on a new £10m sports centre at the University of Derby.

Sports hall being built

The three-storey centre, just off Kedleston Road, will include a main hall, gym, squash and badminton courts, a sprint track, changing rooms and a café.