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  1. Updates for Derbyshire on Tuesday 9 June 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

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East Midlands Today on Facebook.

Photos in and around the West Midlands

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Nursing jobs at risk

Up to 175 jobs could be at risk if

four care homes close which house 96 residents

Willows and Gleba house residential nursing homes in Derbyshire

A review of council-run residential homes was carried out after the authority's administration changed from Conservative to Labour.

Councillor Paul Smith, cabinet member for adult social care, said: "The proposed closures are not directly contributing to the cuts required of the council as the intention is that money saved by any closures that do take place would be reinvested in residential and home care services."

Care home closure plan announced

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Scaled-down plans to close four care homes and axe six short-term beds at a day care centre for elderly people in Derbyshire have been announced.

Care homes which could close in Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council says the closures, which would save up to £2m, were as a result of an "in-depth" review into facilities and costs.

The rising cost of caring for an increasingly elderly population is one of the biggest challenges facing our local authorities.

Social worker suspended for lying

A Derby social worker has been suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register for a year after lying.

An HCPC panel heard Amanda McCallum told her manager that a "service user" said she would kill herself, her children and burn the house down in January last year.

Miss McCallum's false claim resulted in the removal of the person's children.

Feeling nippy?

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Many are saying it's rather cold outside considering it's June. Today we're seeing temperatures at about 15C (59F).

Well it's not THAT cold -

BBC Weather says the UK's lowest June temperature is -5.6C (22F) recorded in both 1955 and 1962.

Cricket: Victory for Derbyshire

BBC Derby Sport

tweets: It's all over in Canterbury and Derbyshire have pulled off an unlikely victory! They've beat Kent by 8 wickets in just over 2 days!

Buxton catalytic convertor thefts

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Police are warning van drivers in the Buxton area to be vigilant after a number of targeted catalytic convertor thefts over recent days.

Derbyshire Police is encouraging van drivers to boost the security of their own vehicles by parking in well-lit, overlooked areas where possible and ensuring that alarm systems are activated.

Pre-season friendly

via Facebook

Chesterfield FC posts: Today the club can announce a pre-season friendly with Hull City at the Proact Stadium on Tuesday, July 21.
Read more:

Homes 'no longer fit for purpose'

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire County Council says some of the residential nursing homes proposed for closure are "no longer fit for purpose".

Councillor Rob Davison

Councillor Rob Davison (pictured) tells the BBC: "They've given good service to many people over the decades but frankly no longer fit for purpose. If we were hundreds-of-thousands-of-pounds in, to bring them up to standard it would make them more expensive."

Discussions about the residential sites including Ripley, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Ilkeston will be held by the council cabinet next Tuesday.

Care homes closures considered

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derbyshire County Council is considering the closure of four care homes.

The closure of the homes in Ripley, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Ilkeston will see the number of residential care beds provided by the authority cut by a fifth.

There's expected to be a large increase in the number of "extra care" homes, which offer a wider range of services, over the next five years.

The closures would save the council somewhere in the region of £2m per year. About 175 jobs could be at risk.

Care home announcement reaction

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

I have just spoken to Gill Ferguson who started the Derbyshire Care Homes Campaign in 2012 after the

initial proposals were announced.

She said: "I'm devastated. I know unrealistic cuts have been imposed on the county by central government and I'm very saddened for all the care homes because I have been on the brink of it myself so I know how it feels.

"At least they [county council] are trying to keep the bulk of their care homes and for that I give them credit...but perhaps they should reconsider closing a unit where people are so vulnerable."

Railway receives community grant

Volunteers at

Steeple Grange Light Railway say they're delighted after being awarded funding that will allow them to build a new workshop and museum at their site in Wirksworth.

Steeple Grange Light Railway
Steeple Grange Light Railway

The society has received a community grant of £24,500.

Project manager Chris Marsden says it makes a real difference and means they can now display their stock.

Latest headlines

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

The top stories in the BBC Derby newsroom:

Weather snapshot

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

What's the weather looking like for the rest of the week? Here's a quick snapshot...

Mel Coles

For the latest you can follow

BBC Weather on Twitter or
visit the website.

Death Cafe event

BBC Radio Derby

Cafes across Derbyshire are beginning to hold events to get us all talking more about death.

The first Death Café event happened in Derby earlier this year and there's a second this evening.

The event will take place in the city centre from 18:30 in partnership with AgeUk and a local funeral directors.

BBC One from 13:30

Navtej Johal

BBC East Midlands Today

Fifty firefighters have spent this morning

tackling a warehouse fire at Tibshelf which closed the nearby service station for a short time

Tibshelf factory fire

Crews were called to the Wanzl shopping trolley warehouse in Sawpit Lane at about 03:00.

We'll have more on this story and others in the bulletin from 13:30 on BBC One.

Feeling fresh

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

Another decent day for most of us.

High pressure remains in charge and there's plenty of bright and sunny spells around and we will see more cloud into the afternoon.

Mel Coles

There's a brisk northeasterly breeze which will make it feel fresh. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine with highs of 15C (59F).

Derbyshire complete win over Kent

BBC Sport

Chesney Hughes and Billy Godleman (pictured) steered

Derbyshire to their second Championship victory of the season as they beat Kent by eight wickets.

Billy Godleman

After 31 wickets on the first two days at Canterbury, the visitors reached 232-2 to wrap things up before lunch.

Hughes fell for 94 when he was bowled by Matt Coles, ending a 186-run stand for the second wicket.

Captain Godleman was left unbeaten on 82 as Tillakaratne Dilshan (27 not out) finished the job with two fours.

Tibshelf fire: No injuries

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Read more on BBC News about a fire in Tibshelf which 50 firefighters are tackling.

Tibshelf factory fire
Derbyshire Fire Service

The fire broke out in the loading bay of the Wanzl shopping trolley warehouse at the Saw Pit Industrial Estate, Tibshelf, earlier this morning.

The nearby Tibshelf services on the M1 southbound was closed for a short time but has since reopened. No injuries have been reported.

Carers Week

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: We're backing a number of events and workshops around the county to support #CarersWeek. Find out more here:

New chief constable

Jane Sawyers has been confirmed at the new chief constable of Staffordshire Police.

Jane Sawyers
Staffordshire Police

The county's crime panel made the formal announcement after interviews with her and the police and crime commissioner.

Mrs Sawyers will take on the permanent role for a three-year term

having served as temporary Chief Constable since August last year.

School 'continues to improve'

Navtej Johal

BBC East Midlands Today

A free school in Derby which closed temporarily two years ago after an inspection by Ofsted is now continuing to improve after coming out of special measures six months ago.

Al-Madinah Free School in Derby

Ofsted says the Al-Madinah Free School is taking "effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement."

In October 2013, the school was described by inspectors as chaotic, dysfunctional and inadequate. It is now run by a new trust.

Latest headlines

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Here's the latest stories we're reporting on at the moment at BBC Derby:

Possible residential care homes closure consultation

Derbyshire County Council could be holding a consultation over the future of its residential care homes after announcing plans to close four, if agreed by cabinet next week.

The council says it's been looking at how it provides care since 2012 and originally planned to close up to 20 of its homes, replacing them with extra care apartments.

Other plans include; a further six short-term care beds at a residential resource centre in Chapel-en-le-Frith could close, with 18 care homes remaining open.

Listen: Cricket coverage

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Derbyshire need a further 63 runs for victory with a day to spare.

Play resumes at 11:00 and you can hear the remainder of the game on BBC Radio Derby 1116 AM and

online via BBC Sport.

Four residential nursing homes could close

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Four residential nursing homes could close,

Derbyshire County Council announces.

Following a review of its services the authority says it's holding a cabinet meeting next week to discuss its plans.

If agreed public consultations will begin over the future of The Willows in Ripley, The Glebe in Alfreton, Red House in Chesterfield and Hillcrest in Kirk Hallam.

Cricket: Derbyshire v Canterbury

BBC Sport

Wayne White says he felt he had something to

prove against Kent yesterday, after only seeing limited county championship action so far this season.


The Derbyshire bowler took career best figures of six for 25 as Kent were dismissed for 112 in their second innings.

Earlier Derbyshire had been bowled out for just 86. That left Derbyshire chasing 232 for victory and they'll resume on 169 for 1.

Tibshelf fire: 'Environmental impacts'

Paul Reeves from the Environment Agency

tweets: We are on site at the #Tibshelf fire with @DerbyshireFRS assessing for any potential environmental impacts.

Fire at Tibshelf factory
Paul Reeves / Environment Agency

Bent looks ahead to new season

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Darren Bent (pictured) says he can't wait to start working with Derby County's new head coach Paul Clement.

Darren Bent
Getty Images

The former Aston Villa striker joined the Rams on a permanent basis yesterday after revelling in an on-loan spell last season.

Bent says making the move permanent made perfect sense and he's looking forward to furthering his game under Clement.

'Not very appealing to drink'

Severn Trent Water apologises to hundreds of its customers in Buxton who have had discoloured water over the past few days.

Simon Brown from the company says: "We are pleased to say we are starting to see the water clear for most of our customers and we hope to have it fully resolved in the next few days."

He adds: "It's OK to drink but aesthetically we appreciate it's not very appealing to drink."

Discoloured water in Buxton

Tap water in Buxton should return to normal soon after members of the public have complained of discoloured water in the area over the past few days.

Discolouration in Buxton water
Severn Trent Water

Severn Trent Water says it has received reports of discoloured water in the area after repairs were carried out on its network.

The water company says despite the unappealing colour test results show "there is no reason to believe there is any risk to your health, however we understand that if you do experience discoloured water you may choose not to drink the water."

Attempted Post Office break-in

Burton Mail

Two men have been arrested after an alleged attempted break-in at a post office resulted in a police chase across two counties.

Latest headlines

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

These are the top stories we're looking at in the newsroom at the moment:

  • Firefighters tackle a factory blaze in Tibshelf
  • Water company apologises after discoloured water in Buxton
  • Travel: Saw Pit Lane in Tibshelf is closed between Mansfield Road and Newtonwood Lane due to the fire

Businesses worry over legal highs

BBC Radio Derby

Businesses near a shop in Derby city centre say they're worried about a rise in antisocial behaviour which they say is down to a nearby shop selling so-called legal highs.

Businesses have complained about people urinating in the street, vomiting and passing out.

Staffordshire Police recently issued four warnings to Burton shops selling legal highs and seized products worth £13,000.

Tibshelf services reopens

Highways England

tweets: #TibshelfServices #M1 S/B J29-J28 is now open again after an earlier fire at a local factory.

Factory fire

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Firefighters tackle a blaze at a warehouse on Sawpit Lane at Tibshelf.

Fire at Wanzl shopping trolley firm at Tibshelf
Derbyshire Fire

Eight fire engines were called to the Wanzl shopping trolley firm where a fire had started in the loading bay early this morning.

Derbyshire Fire says it expects to be there for some time and the fire is now fully contained.

Dry & fine day

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

It's another chilly but bright start. There'll be plenty of sunny spells this morning but most places will see increasing amounts of cloud into this afternoon.

Mel Coles

Even so, there'll be further bright or sunny spells. There's a fresh breeze with highs of 15C (59F).