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  1. Updates from Friday 21 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Friday's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back on Monday at 08:00.

  2. Rainy evening expected

    Anna Church

    BBC Weather

    It's an unsettled end to the day with outbreaks of rain, extensive low cloud and some hill fog.

    It will be a relatively mild night with lows of 7C (45F).

  3. East Midlands Today

    Dominic Heale


    On BBC One at 18:30, we'll be taking a look at the internet vigilantes tracking down men who groom children.

  4. Football talk

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    After 18:00, we've got interviews with Derby County's Steve McClaren and Ryan Shotton, as well as Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (pictured).

    Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
  5. Canal tidy-up begins

    BBC Radio Derby

    Work has begun to try to clear up a stretch of the old Cromford Canal.

    The section runs from Codnor Park reservoir and includes three bridges and three disused locks.

  6. Roadworks delayed again

    Derby Telegraph

    Motorists are seething after the Highways Agency said work to improve the roundabout at Markeaton island had been delayed for a third time.

  7. A52 delays

    BBC Travel warns a broken down lorry is causing delays on the A52 eastbound in Spondon.

  8. Cash for Buxton Crescent hotel

    A £46m project to transform Buxton Crescent into a luxury hotel and spa has been awarded an £11.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

    Buxton Crescent

    The cash will go into a pot with a previous HLF grant plus funding from the county and borough councils, English Heritage and the developer to allow work to get under way on the 79-room hotel.

  9. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    The Conservatives have branded Derby City Council's charge for brown bins a "failure".

    I'll bring you the latest in my 17:00 news bulletin.

  10. Playground project to begin

    Work to clear Sawley Park's play area ready for a new one to be installed next year will begin on 1 December.

    The clearance, expected to take about two weeks, will mean up to five space in the car park next door will be out of use.

  11. Video: Skinner blasts new UKIP MP

    Veteran Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner turned on UKIP's new MP, Mark Reckless, just moments after he was sworn into the Commons.

    Dennis Skinner

    The Labour member pointed at Mr Reckless and his UKIP colleague Douglas Carswell and accused them of wanting to deport foreigners.

  12. Brown bin charge shortfall

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby City Council's brown bin charge brought in £428,000 less than expected in its first year.

    Brown bin charge information page

    The Labour authority says it is continuing to try to increase take-up.

  13. Audio: Russell's pride

    Derby County's Johnny Russell has been talking about making his Scotland debut earlier this week.

    Johnny Russell in action against England

    The 24-year-old said it was a "special" feeling to represent country, but admitted his English team-mates had been teasing him about the result.

  14. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    The Conservatives say Derby City Council's charge for brown bin collections has been a "failure".

    Find out more in my 16:00 bulletin.

  15. Tribute to teenage player

    BBC Radio Derby

    A minute's silence is being held on Saturday ahead of Burton Albion's game to remember a 17-year-old player who died earlier this month.

    Lydia Bennett, who played for the Burton Albion Ladies team, passed away suddenly at her home last month after a short illness.

  16. Lorry accident causes delays

    A jack-knifed lorry has partially blocked the A50 westbound between Doveridge and the Racecourse roundabout, reports BBC Travel.

  17. Sheep switch-on

    Ashbourne's Christmas lights are due to be switched on by Private Derby, the mascot of the Mercian Regiment this evening.

    Private Derby

    The event, which starts at 17:00, will also feature festive singing by pupils from St Oswald's School.

  18. News on the hour

    Wesley Mallin

    Newsreader, BBC Derby

    In my 15:00 bulletin, Derby City Council's Conservative opposition brand the council's brown bin charge a failure.

  19. Your photos: Moody Chatsworth


    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Stuart Taylor sent in this shot of moody skies at the Chatsworth estate.

    Chatsworth estate

    Email or tweet us your best pictures of Derbyshire and east Staffordshire. I'll include the best on Local Live.

  20. Brown bin charge 'failure' claim

    BBC Radio Derby

    The Conservative opposition at Derby City Council has branded the authority's new brown bin charge a failure.

    The council had been hoping 20,000 households would sign up to pay the annual charge for garden waste collection this summer, but newly-released figures show the total was just below 13,000.

  21. Cricket hero pipped to the post

    Maurice Vaughan, who has spent 80 years of his life helping out at Etwall Cricket Club, has missed out on BBC East Midlands Today's Unsung Hero award.

    Maurice Vaughan

    The 90-year-old, who still mows the pitch at the club, was a finalist for the honour but Leicester swimming coach Jill Stidever was named as the winner last night.

  22. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 14:00 news bulletin: The Conservatives say Derby City Council's charge for brown bins has been a "failure".

  23. Derbyshire's best school lunch

    Bolsover Junior School has been rated as offering the best school meals in Derbyshire by the county council.

    The school's catering team topped the list of dozens of primary schools singled out for praise by the authority.

  24. Tractor driver dies

    BBC News Online has more on the tractor driver who was killed in a crash near Carsington Water yesterday.

    The 60-year-old, who lived nearby, died after his vehicle overturned in the collision with a car.

  25. Fake social worker stole cash

    BBC Radio Derby

    Police are warning people to be vigilant after a woman in North Wingfield had cash stolen from her house by a distraction burglar claiming to be from social services.

    The 67-year-old was targeted at her home in Williamthorpe Road yesterday afternoon.

  26. Mac wants 'lightbulb moment'

    Derby County boss Steve McClaren says despite having climbed to the top of the Championship, his side remains a work in progress.

    Steve McClaren lightbulb mock-up

    He said: "We showed against Wolves what we are capable of doing, but we are still looking for what I call the lightbulb moment. The moment when it all comes together."

  27. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the 13:00 news bulletin: Police are warning people to be vigilant after a woman in north Derbyshire had cash stolen from her house by a distraction burglar claiming to be from social services.

  28. Post update

    East Midlands Today

    Maurice Flynn


    On BBC One at 13:30, we meet the Derby man working to track and trap paedophiles grooming children online.

    Plus the tragic case of a Derbyshire man who died at home alone, undiscovered for several years.

  29. Delays on the M1

    BBC Travel warns there are narrow lanes and a speed restriction on the M1 northbound between J30 and J31.

  30. Keeper joins Reds

    Alfreton Town have signed goalkeeper Sam Johnson on a one-month loan deal from Port Vale.

    Sam Johnson

    The 21-year-old academy product has made six appearances for the League One side this season.

  31. Newspaper clue in death mystery

    Derby Telegraph

    The last indicator of Michael Crawford being alive was a newspaper dated November 21, 2010 - four years ago today.

  32. Final poppies removed

    BBC Radio Derby

    All 888,246 ceramic poppies have now been removed from the Tower of London.

    Empty moat at the Tower of London

    A team of volunteers have been making sure each poppy is fully cleaned before they are dispatched to their new owners from a base in Alfreton.

  33. Rain on its way

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    We've got a band of rain moving in from the south later. Here's what we're expecting 16:00 to look like.

    Weather map
  34. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 12:00 bulletin, more reaction to news that a Derby man who had lived and worked in the city all his life lay dead for more than three years before being discovered.

  35. Addiction centre praised

    BBC Radio Derby

    An addiction treatment centre in Burton is being used as a model for opening similar facilities across Staffordshire.

    The Burton Addiction Centre, on Station Street, has been treating people with drug and alcohol problems since 1998 and will now be working with council bosses to replicate its success in other parts of the county.

  36. Video: Vouchers for breastfeeding

    Jane Dreaper

    Health correspondent, BBC News

    Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.

    Mother with child

    The trial involved mothers in three areas of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire with low breastfeeding rates being offered vouchers of up to £200.

  37. Major deal for Rolls-Royce

    BBC News Online has more on the new £3.2bn deal between Delta Air Lines and Rolls-Royce.

    Rolls-Royce and Delta logos

    The contract will see the Derby-based firm supplying engines and long-term servicing for 25 Airbus A350-900 and 25 advanced Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.

  38. We want your photos

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Our new Facebook cover photo was taken by Steve Wake in the Peak District.

    Facebook cover photo

    If you'd like us to use one of your pictures as a future cover image, email them to

  39. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 11:00 bulletin, people in Derby react with shock at the news that man's body lay undiscovered in his Normanton home for more than three years.

  40. Crash kills tractor driver

    A tractor driver has died in a crash near Carsington Water.

    Police said the 60-year-old's tractor overturned when it was involved with a collision with a Honda Civic on Gibfield Lane yesterday evening.

  41. Come to our party

    Sally Pepper

    Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    Over the past few weeks, my Sally's Army tea parties have been helping people to make new friends.

    Mulberry Restaurant being set for Sally's tea party

    Today's get-together is at the Mulberry Restaurant at Burton and South Derbyshire College from 11:00 to 13:00. Come along - it's completely free.

  42. Police to target Chaddesden

    Police plan to use newly introduced powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in and around Roosevelt Avenue in Chaddesden.

    Previously, officers could only use dispersal orders if alcohol was involved. But now the orders can be used for any type of crime, disorder or anti-social behaviour.

  43. Undiscovered body mystery

    Martyn Williams

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    An inquest heard Michael Crawford was found in the bedroom at his home on Normanton Road "in a state of advanced decomposition" after not being seen for many years.

    The retired pall bearer, who was believed to be in his late 60s, had no significant past medical history and a post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as "unascertained".

  44. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Three years - that's how long it's thought a Derby man's body lay undiscovered in his Normanton home.

    The full story will be in my 10:00 bulletin.

  45. Former MP enters jungle

    BBC Radio Derby

    Former South Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie has arrived on ITV reality series I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

    Edwina Currie

    Her husband John Jones joked on BBC Radio Derby that he expected Labour supporters to do everything they could to prolong the ex-Conservative MP's stay in the jungle.

  46. Delta deal for Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce has secured a £3.2bn order with US airline Delta.

    The deal, which comes a fortnight after the firm announced 2,600 jobs cuts, will see it supply engines for 50 Airbus planes.

  47. News on the hour

    Kelly Smith

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 09:00 bulletin, neighbours give their reaction to the news a man's dead body is believed to have laid undiscovered for more than three years.

  48. Lorry blocks motorway lane

    A broken down lorry has closed a lane on the M1 southbound between J30 and J29a, warns BBC Travel.

  49. Woman dies after ankle surgery

    Derbyshire Times

    A young woman died weeks after an ankle operation when a lung artery suddenly blocked with a blood-clot - triggered by morbid obesity and reduced mobility, an inquest heard.

  50. Rams forward injured

    Derby County forward Mason Bennett will undergo more tests today after being stretchered off in yesterday's U21 cup win at West Bromwich Albion.

    Mason Bennett

    A scan last night revealed the 18-year-old had not broken any bones.

  51. Body found after three years

    BBC Radio Derby

    A retired pall bearer's dead body lay undiscovered for more than three years at a house on Normanton Road in Derby, his inquest has heard.

    The coroner recorded an open conclusion into the death of Michael Crawford, believed to be in his late 60s, after deciding there was no evidence of suicide or third party involvement.

  52. Cloudy and dull

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    A misty and murky start to the day is the curtain raiser to a cloudy and dull morning with lots of cloud around.

    Rain will push up from the south in the early to middle part of the afternoon with highs of just 8C (46F).

  53. Good morning

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    I'm in the BBC Derby newsroom ready to bring you all of today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for our area.

    We love to feature your pictures and comments, so email or tweet us at any time.