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  1. Updates from Wednesday 19 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

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

  2. Dry night

    Kaye Forster

    BBC Weather

    Staying dry for the rest of the day and overnight with some clear spells developing and light winds. Lows of 5C (41F).

  3. Apprentice 'pillock' still in contention

    Chesterfield entrepreneur James Hill remains in contention in The Apprentice, despite having been dubbed "a pillock" by Lord Sugar.

    James Hill

    Tonight the teams are in New York making adverts. You can watch a preview clip here.

  4. No prosecution for officers

    BBC Radio Derby

    Nine police officers, including the temporary chief constable of Staffordshire, have been told they will not be charged over their handling of a murder investigation.

    Five men were convicted of the gangland-style murder of Kevin Nunes, who was shot dead in 2002, but the ruling was overturned due to concerns about evidence provided by Staffordshire Police.

    The Crown Prosecution investigated nine officers but has said they will not face further action due to insufficient evidence. Five other officers were told earlier this year they would not face further action.

  5. Forward's hamstring optimism

    Chesterfield's Gary Roberts says he is hopeful medical staff have got to the bottom of the hamstring problems that have blighted this season.

    Gary Roberts

    He said: "I've had a lot of treatment and different programmes on my hamstrings and been in the gym, so hopefully now I can stay on the pitch."

  6. Jolie's Derby accent

    via Facebook

    Christopher King got in touch after watching the clip of Angelina Jolie attempting a Derby accent at an awards show.

    Angelina Jolie

    He wrote: "I doubt we'll see her playing a Derbyshire local anytime soon."

  7. News on the hour

    Ian Wood

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The top local story in my 17:00 bulletin is:

    • The share price of Burton-based Punch taverns has fallen 14% in the wake of last night's vote by MPs to scrap beer "ties"
  8. Crash on the A50

    A two-vehicle accident has blocked the A50 in Chellaston, close to the Swadlincote turn-off, reports BBC Travel.

  9. 'Ay up me duck'

    via Facebook

    Lots of you have been sharing your thoughts on Facebook after Angelina Jolie said "ay up me duck" in a Derby accent at the Hollywood Film Awards.

    Simon Hallsworth wrote: "Well she played Lara Croft who is Derby born so she should know the lingo! Bless her."

  10. Camra boss welcomes rule change

    BBC Radio Derby

    The Burton-based national director of the Campaign For Real Ale has welcomed a new ruling allowing landlords to buy their beer on the open market.

    MPs voted 284 to 259 to eliminate the practice of "tied pubs", where landlords are required to buy supplies - often at high prices - from the companies that own the pubs.

  11. Sex assault allegation at school

    Burton Mail

    Police have confirmed they are investigating an allegation of sexual assault at a private school in South Derbyshire.

  12. News on the hour

    Ian Wood

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The Burton-based national director of the Campaign For Real Ale has welcomed a new ruling allowing landlords to buy their beer on the open market.

    I'll bring you more on this in my 16:00 bulletin.

  13. Muddy road

    BBC Travel says a muddy surface has led to delays on Peasehill Road in Waingroves.

  14. New club for ex-Ram

    Former Derby County defender Valentin Gjokaj has joined Conference side Gateshead.

    Valentin Gjokaj

    The 21-year-old made six first team appearances for the Rams but was released in May.

  15. Lane blocked on A38 southbound

    A broken down car is blocking a lane of the A38 southbound before Markeaton Island, warns BBC Travel.

  16. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Nine police officers - including the temporary chief constable of Staffordshire - won't be charged over the handling of a murder trial in 2008.

    You can hear more on this in our 15:00 bulletin.

  17. Kiss to close Download

    Kiss have been named as the final headliner for next year's Download Festival at Donington Park.


    The US band join Muse and Slipknot at the top of the bill for the event, which takes place from 12-14 June.

  18. Pair cautioned for bar assault

    Two men have received cautions for a nightclub assault which left another man with a broken nose and foot.

    The pair, from Borrowash and Weston-on-Trent, handed themselves in after police shared video footage of the incident, which happened at Lola Lo in Derby last month.

  19. Region's economy 'set to grow'

    East Midlands Today

    A new report predicts the East Midlands will be one of the fastest growing regions in the UK next year.

    Researchers from the accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers say the East Midlands will only be outperformed by London and the South East, with growth at about 2.6%.

  20. Road 'safer now'

    A Derbyshire road has made it into the Road Safety Foundation's annual list of the most improved roads in Britain.

    A6187 in Castleton

    The A6187, from Castleton to Longshaw, is fifth on the list of 15 national routes where there's been a statistically significant drop in the number of crashes where someone is killed or seriously injured.

  21. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Derbyshire's Chamber of Commerce has described a £145m deal for Bombardier as "great news".

    Hear what Chris Hobson from the organisation had to say in my 14:00 bulletin.

  22. Ceramic poppy 'thieves'

    Duncan Smith

    BBC News Online

    The operation to remove around 888, 246 ceramics poppies at the Tower of London has been dogged by attempted thefts.

    Poppy display at the Tower of London

    Artist Paul Cummins - who designed the exhibit - told the BBC that people have tried to break into lorries containing the poppies.

  23. 'Least Hollywood artist'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Angelina Jolie's "ay up me duck" greeting to Derby's Jack O'Connell at the Hollywood Film Awards left many TV viewers scratching their heads.

    She also described the Alvaston actor as "the least Hollywood artist I know".

  24. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    A 74-year-old pedestrian who was involved in a collision with a car in Derby yesterday has died.

    More on this and other stories in our 13:00 bulletin.

  25. Ban for Chesterfield fan

    A football fan has been banned from attending Chesterfield matches for three years after admitting being involved in a fight outside Wembley Stadium.

    The 24-year-old was charged with affray over the clash, which followed the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final between the Spireites and Peterborough United on 30 March.

  26. Currie heads to the jungle

    BBC Radio Derby

    Former South Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie is to join the current series of ITV reality show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.

    Edwina Currie

    The 68-year-old will join other famous faces, including Craig Charles and Michael Buerk, to take part in challenges in the Australian jungle.

  27. Staying dry

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    It should stay mainly dry and cloudy this afternoon with a couple of brighter spells thrown into the mix. Highs of 11C (52F).

  28. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Bombardier says a new £145m contract has been a boost to the company and its workers.

    I'll bring you more on this in my 12:00 news bulletin.

  29. Your photos

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    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Our latest Facebook cover image was taken in Quarnford by regular contributor Steve Wake.

    Facebook cover photo

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  30. Crash kills 74-year-old

    A man has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Derby yesterday.

    The 74-year-old pedestrian suffered severe head injuries in the crash, at the junction of Stockbrook Street and Abbey Street, at about 09:35.

  31. News on the hour

    Rachael Gilchrist

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In our 11:00 bulletin, Burton MP Andrew Griffiths warns that MPs voting in favour of pub landlords being able to buy their beer on the open market could have "disastrous effects".

  32. First start for Martin

    Derby County striker Chris Martin made his full international debut for Scotland last night but was unable to stop them losing 3-1 to England.

    Chris Martin

    Johnny Russell also made his first appearance for the Scots after being brought on as a second-half substitute.

  33. 'Break-in attempts' at poppy lorries

    BBC Radio Derby

    There have been attempts to break into lorries carrying thousands of Tower of London poppies, the Derby artist behind the ceramic installation says.

    Ceramic poppies

    Paul Cummins says: "I'm not happy. It's disrespectful to the people who bought them and made them and to the people they represent."

  34. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The top story in my 10:00 bulletin is:

  35. Half of tower poppies gone

    The removal of a Derby artist's poppy installation at the Tower of London has reached the halfway point.

    Tower of London poppies being removed

    Volunteers have been removing 888,246 ceramic poppies from the moat at the attraction at a rate of 75,000 per day.

    The installation was created by Paul Cummins.

  36. Joy at train deal

    BBC Radio Derby

    Bombardier says a new £145m contract will safeguard jobs at its site in Derby.

    The train-maker has signed a deal with Govia Thameslink Railway to build 27 trains to run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

  37. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Jobs at Derby train-maker Bombardier have been safeguarded by a new £145m contract. Hear more in my 09:00 bulletin.

  38. More can listen on DAB

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A further 200,000 people can now listen to BBC Radio Derby on DAB Digital Radio.

    A second transmitter was switched on in Lichfield which means the service is now available to listeners in east Staffordshire and south Derbyshire.

  39. Derby phrase puzzles Hollywood

    Actress Angelina Jolie left some audience members baffled when she greeted Derby actor Jack O'Connell with "ay up me duck" at a Hollywood awards ceremony.

    Angelina Jolie and Jack O'Connell

    She spoke in a Derby accent and introduced him with the East Midlands phrase as she presented him with an award at the Hollywood Film Awards.

  40. A38 delays

    BBC Travel warns a broken down vehicle has blocked a lane of the A38 southbound between Ford Lane and Palm Court Island.

  41. Cloudy with a bit of sun

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    A mainly dry and cloudy day is in store but there'll be some brighter and even sunnier spells as well.

    Winds should stay light throughout the day with highs of 10C (50F).

  42. Good morning

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Welcome to today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and east Staffordshire.

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