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  1. Updates from Thursday 13 November 2014
  2. More from 08:00 on Friday

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New cycling boss

The Derbyshire Dales now has its own cycling participation co-ordinator.

Ruth Taylor
Derbyshire Dales District Council

Ruth Taylor has been hired by the district council to improve trails in the area and encourage more people to take up cycling as a hobby.

Injured goalkeeper

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Burton Albion goalkeeper Dean Lyness has broken his leg in training, the club has confirmed.

Dean Lyness
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Tree falls onto car

BBC Radio Derby

The wind has brought down a large tree on top of a car outside a Derby primary school.

Nobody was injured when the tree fell onto a VW Golf parked near Mickleover's Brookfield Primary School at about 15:20.

Windy night

A breezy evening with occasional rain and overnight lows of 10C (50F).

Christmas lights

The switch-on for Derby's Christmas lights takes place on Saturday evening.

Lucy Spraggan
Getty Images

The event,

which starts at 15:00, will feature live music from Lucy Spraggan (pictured) and Jamie Joseph.

'Proud and excited'

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has given his first news conference as Burton Albion manager.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink news conference
Gavin Bevis

He said he was "proud and excited" to be given the job and had been lured by the club's "stability and solidity".

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

The top local story in my 17:00 bulletin is Labour highlighting an increase in the number of operations being cancelled at short notice.

Talking Rams

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

I spent a really interesting hour with Derby County's head of football operations, Chris Evans, yesterday. You can hear the interview later this week on BBC Radio Derby.

Police hunt Glossop attacker

Police are looking for a man who injured his jaw

while allegedly assaulting a woman in Glossop.

The 24-year-old punched the man after she was grabbed while walking along Simmondley Lane on Sunday.

Anger at teen death reviews

Derbyshire Times

The furious mother of a Chesterfield teenager who hanged himself in custody

has slated three reviews which claim agency failings did not contribute directly to the death of her son.

Midfielder says goodbye

Midfielder Oscar Gobern has returned to Huddersfield Town after completing his loan spell at Chesterfield.

Oscar Gobern
Getty Images

The 23-year-old made three full appearances during his time with the Spireites.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Labour is highlighting what it calls a "shocking" increase in cancellations of operations on the day they're scheduled. I'll bring you the latest in my 16:00 bulletin.

Buxton route blocked

A fallen tree is blocking Manchester Road in Buxton,

reports BBC Travel.

New regime

Burton Albion have shared this photo of chairman Ben Robinson welcoming the club's new management team, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and David Oldfield.

Ben Robinson, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbain and David Oldfield
Burton Albion

Visa rules force couple apart

BBC News has more on the Derbyshire newlyweds

forced to live apart by the UK's immigration rules.

Sarah and Brent Smith
Bonbon Photography

American Brent Smith has been told he cannot stay in the UK because his British wife Sarah earns less than the £18,600 threshold set by the Home Office.

Have your say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place.

We'd like to find out what you think of the service, which we run from the BBC's Derby office.

Woman questioned over stabbing

BBC Radio Derby

A 25-year-old man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in Church Gresley last night.

A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault following the attack, on Common Road, shortly before 21:00.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

My 15:00 news bulletin includes details of a stabbing in south Derbyshire.

Your photos: Moscar grouse

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Keith Bown for this splendid photo of a grouse on Moscar Moor in the Peak District.

Keith Bown

We always love to feature your pics of the area.

Email or
tweet them to us.

Dead woman's home burgled

A man has been arrested after jewellery was stolen from the home of a woman who had recently died.

Police have issued an appeal to try to recover items taken from the house, on Toulmin Drive, Swadlincote, earlier this week.

Latest headlines

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Labour is highlighting what it calls a "shocking" increase in cancellations of operations on the day they're scheduled. Find out more in my 14:00 bulletin.

Rams boss recommended Hasselbaink

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson says Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was recommended to him by Derby County manager Steve McClaren.

Steve McClaren and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in 2006
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Hasselbaink played for McClaren at Middlesbrough and was also appointed as his first team coach when he was in charge of Nottingham Forest.

Cancelled ops 'going up'

BBC Radio Derby

Labour says the number of operations cancelled on the day in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire has gone up.

The party said its analysis of official figures showed more surgery was being cancelled at short notice.

The Department of Health countered that the proportion of operations cancelled under this government was as low as the best performance recorded under Labour.

Flooded health centre

BBC Radio Derby

Long Eaton Health Centre has been forced to close because of flooding overnight.

Power supplies to the three-storey Midland Street building have been turned off while the problem is resolved.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

In the 1pm bulletin, I'll have more on the increase in the number of operations cancelled on the day at hospitals in Derbyshire.

Chesterfield shoplifting appeal


have released CCTV stills of people they want to speak to about several shoplifting and fraud offences in Chesterfield.

CCTV stills
Derbyshire Police

The footage was captured between August and October with stolen items including alcohol, food, cash, clothes and electrical equipment.

'More flexibility needed'

BBC Radio Derby

The Home Office has so far declined to comment on the case of a Derbyshire woman whose American husband has been told he cannot stay in the UK because her salary is too low.

Solicitor Rachel Harvey, who is representing the pair, said other couples had fallen foul of the same rule and she thought there should be more flexibility in the immigration system.

Cloudy conditions

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

The weather's not very inspiring at the moment but at least it's dry, unlike yesterday.

Cloud and wind will pick up through the afternoon and there could be some light patchy rain later on and into the evening.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my 12:00 bulletin, I'll have more on new figures suggesting the number of operations being cancelled on the day is going up in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

Launch day for new market

BBC Radio Derby

A new farmers' market is being held in Burton today.

The monthly event, in the town's refurbished Market Hall, will feature about 20 stalls selling local produce.

'Ticks all the boxes'

via Facebook

We asked whether Burton Albion fans were happy with the appointment of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Howard Boss

posted: "Successful player. Done all the necessary coaching badges. Recommended by Steve Mclaren. JFH seems to tick all the boxes."

Hasselbaink starts at Wycombe

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's

first game in charge of Burton Albion will be the televised trip to Wycombe Wanderers on Monday.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

His first home game will be against Luton Town on 22 November.

Parents appeal for US treatment funds

Burton Mail

The parents of Nina Parsons, of Stapenhill, plead with Burton people to

help them raise money to pay for operation.

A61 delays

An accident is blocking the A61 northbound between Pentagon Island and Mansfield Road,

reports BBC Travel.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The number of operations cancelled on the day in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire is going up, according to the Labour Party.

I'll have more on this in my 11:00 bulletin.

Have your say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

What do you think of BBC Local Live? We write it from here in Derby.

We'd like to get your views.

Fugitive robber back in custody

A convicted robber who went on the run from Sudbury open prison

has been recaptured.

Steven Smith, who was serving a five-year sentence, went missing from the prison on Tuesday evening but was arrested in Derby yesterday afternoon.

Immigration rules force couple apart

An Idridgehay woman's American husband has been told he cannot stay in the UK because she earns less than the £18,600 salary stipulated by the Home Office.

Sarah and Brent Smith
Kim and Chantelle Gribbon/Bonbon Photography

Sarah Smith, who works for an autism charity, said: "I feel like I'm doing a job that benefits society. Unfortunately those jobs are often lower paid. So I feel like I'm doing my bit but then my husband can't be here and live with me."