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  1. Updates from Tuesday 25 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Tuesday's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back with more from 08:00 on Wednesday.

Chance of rain

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Staying cloudy for the rest of the day and overnight with some patchy outbreaks of rain. Lows of 3C (37F).

Simpson welcomes competition

Derby County's first team coach Paul Simpson says the competition for first team places should keep standards high over the coming months.

Paul Simpson and Steve McClaren
Getty Images

The Rams bench at Watford on Saturday contained players with hundreds of league appearances between them and Simpson says the squad's quality in depth can help the Rams stay at the top of the table.

Ice crash road 'not gritted'

Derbyshire Times

Commuters faced rush-hour misery after three cars crashed on an icy road

which had not been gritted.

Leisure centre foundations laid

Work has begun to build the foundations for Chesterfield's new Queen's Park Sports Centre.

Foundations being laid
Chesterfield Borough Council

The £8.5m facility is being built close to the site of the existing centre and is due to open in early 2016.


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.

Van driver stabbed during robbery

BBC Radio Derby

The driver of a cash delivery van was stabbed

during a robbery in Long Eaton early this morning.

Three men stole a case of money from the vehicle while it was parked outside Santander, on High Street, but the cash was recovered later after being discarded by the robbers.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams


A man's been stabbed during the attempted robbery of a cash delivery van in Long Eaton.

You can hear more on this in my 17:00 bulletin on

BBC Radio Derby.

Election wish list

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Another trip to Westminster. Businesses from the East Midlands are here to tell MPs what they want from the 2015 election.


Get planting

Derby City Council

tweets: The Big Tree Plant will take place at Mackworth Park in Derby on 29 November at 10am to 3pm get involved:

Coming up

Dean Pepall

BBC Radio Derby presenter

Just after 17:00, Det Ch Insp Nick Lamb, from Derbyshire Police, will be talking us through this morning's attempted robbery and stabbing in Long Eaton.

Listen live.

Wine theft appeal

Do you know these men? Police want to speak to them after

wine was stolen from Tesco in Allestree.

CCTV still
Derbyshire Police

Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The driver of a cash delivery van was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Long Eaton in the early hours of this morning.

Find out more in my

16:00 bulletin.

Full Street regeneration continues

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

While recording a piece at the top of Derby Cathedral earlier, I took this photo of building work at the site of the former police station on Full Street.

Full Street regeneration work

A new office building and hotel is due to be built at the site over the coming months.

Festive fun

With exactly one month to go until Christmas Day, the Derby Telegraph

has a guide to festive fun happening locally between now and 25 December.

Lovely Jack

Geeta Pendse

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

I just met the lovely Jack O'Connell ahead of the London premiere of his new movie, Unbroken.

Jack O'Connell
Getty Images

He's a proud Derby man and mentioned the Rams several times.

Staff switch for council

Chesterfield Borough Council

has introduced a policy guaranteeing staff on variable hours contracts the same rights as other employees.

The rights include holiday entitlement, access to training courses and sick pay arrangements.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Our top story at 15:00, the driver of a van delivering cash to a bank in Long Eaton has been discharged from hospital after being treated for stab wounds.

Listen live


Webcams win praise

Webcams monitoring Derby Cathedral's peregrine falcons have been named among the best bird-cams in the country by the BBC's

Countryfile magazine.

The cameras have been viewed by wildlife fans from about 70 different countries since being set up by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in 2007.

Thieves take bikes

Two expensive mountain bikes - one of them limited edition -

have been stolen from a home in Ilkeston.

Stolen bikes
Derbyshire Police

Police say the pair were taken from the Cantelupe Road property at some point between yesterday afternoon and this morning.

Blast from the past

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

I'm having a great time listening to some class commentary from Graham Richards as I put together Friday's DAB-exclusive Leeds v Derby preview programme.

Have your say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like

your feedback about this service.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

14:00 bulletin, I'll bring you details of an attempted robbery in Long Eaton.

Council to launch car club

The government has given Derby City Council £75,000 to start a car club.

The cash will fund 10 low carbon vehicles that can be leased to businesses and individuals on a pay-as-you-go basis, often by the hour.

WW1 medal returned to family

A World War One medal has been returned to its recipient's descendants

after being found in a skip.

Bob Manners with Audrey and Arthur Keetley

The Victory Medal went missing five decades ago but was discovered by Bob Manners (pictured right), who put out an appeal last week to trace the soldier's family.

Shots 'fired at passers-by'

Burton Mail

Two men were being quizzed by police last night over claims shots

were fired towards passers-by from an air rifle.

Coming up on TV

Simon Ward

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

On BBC One at 13:30, a family is reunited with a World War One medal that was lost in rubbish 15 years ago.

WW1 medal

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

13:00 news bulletin, East Staffordshire Borough Council asks people in Burton for their views on the future Burton's annual statutes fair.

New club for ex-Ram

Former Derby County teenager Lee Holmes

has joined Portsmouth on loan.

Lee Holmes
Getty Images

The 27-year-old midfielder is being loaned to the League Two side by Preston North End, who he joined from Southampton in 2012.

Bridge to reopen

Derby City Council

tweets: London Road Bridge will open to traffic this Thursday (27 Nov) Please remember - it won't open to traffic until 12pm

Your photos: Impressive sunrise

Tweet @bbcderby

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Villager Jim for sending us this wonderful Derbyshire sunrise.

Villager Jim

If you've taken any impressive photos in our area,

email or
tweet them to us and I'll feature the cream of the crop on Local Live.

Ready for winter

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

There is about 4,000 tonnes of grit stacked up, ready to be used on Derby's roads.

Thermal mapping
Gavin Bevis

The council has upgraded its systems and new thermal mapping tells drivers which roads are likely to be coldest.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Wessington residents want changes made to the sewage system because their homes have been flooded with sewage in cases dating back 30 years.

Homes being protected against sewage flooding

I'll bring you the details in my

12:00 bulletin.

'Obnoxious' odour complaints

Derbyshire Times

A farmer who spreads egg shells as a fertiliser

has denied he is causing an acrid smell in New Whittington.

Gardens flooded with sewage

BBC Radio Derby

Gardens in Wessington were flooded with sewage at the weekend - and it isn't the first time it has happened.

Sewage in garden

Severn Trent Water said sewers had overflowed after being blocked by people flushing sanitary products down the toilet, but residents have called for wider pipes to be installed.

Afternoon temperatures

Here's how BBC Weather sees conditions developing

this afternoon.

Weather map

Air rifle attack on cat

A cat

has been shot with an air rifle in Clowne.

Police have appealed for information on the shooting, which happened on Slaley Lane on Thursday afternoon.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, people living in the Derbyshire village of Wessington demand action after their gardens are flooded with sewage,

Firm wins Scottish contract

JCB has signed a £2.5m deal to supply 35 machines to a Scottish plant hire firm.

The Rocester-based company said while many global markets, such as India and Russia, had declined this year, the UK construction sector had "grown substantially".

'Never thought I'd be shortlisted'

Swimmer Adam Peaty has been shortlisted for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Adam Peaty

He said: "It's one of those things I never thought I'd actually be on, but my performances this year have enabled me to get nominated into the final 10."