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  1. Updates for Tuesday 16 June 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Gavin Bevis

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Today's Local Live updates have come to an end. We will be back from 08:00 tomorrow.

East Midlands Today

Rob Sissons

Health correspondent

For the fifth year in a row, East Midlands Ambulance Service has

failed to hit all of its response times.

East Midlands Ambulance Service

When it comes to performance times, it's still not getting to the scene of enough life-threatening 999 calls fast enough.

We'll have more on this on BBC One at 18:30.

Rams add Grimsby friendly

New Derby County head coach Paul Clement

has rearranged the club's pre-season fixture list.

Friendlies against Nuneaton Town and Alfreton Town have been shelved and an away friendly at Grimsby Town has been added.

Incompetent nurse suspended

Derby Telegraph

An incompetent nurse

wrongly administered insulin to patients and left her area of a ward unattended twice, a committee has found.

Warm and dry night

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

A bright evening but cloud will roll in overnight with lows of 11C (52F).

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of our top stories this afternoon:

A38 lane closure

BBC Travel

A lane is closed

on the A38 northbound because of a broken down vehicle.

Ambulance chief: 'An extraordinary winter'

Sue Noyes, chief executive of the East Midlands Ambulance Service, said they missed their target for emergency response times

due to "an extraordinary winter" for the NHS.

Sue Noyes

"The figures that we've had for last year reflect the fact that we had that extraordinary winter in terms of demand," she said.

"What we did see last year was that we did deliver all three targets for the first quarter of the year; now that was the first time we've delivered that in five years."

Castle group takes shape

Derby Telegraph

A group that will shape the future of Elvaston Castle has

appointed six new members.

Cash machine skimmer found

A skimming device was found attached to a cash machine in Littleover last night.

Skimming device
Derbyshire Police

The device, which was connected to a mobile phone used for recording purposes, was discovered at the Co-op on Burton Road and handed to police.

One to watch

BBC Sport

Portsmouth versus Derby in the League Cup has been chosen

as one of our ten most eye-catching fixtures in the first round.

The Rams are due to travel to the south coast during the week beginning 10 August.

Homes decision due

BBC Radio Derby

An application to build more than two dozen homes on farmland in Ashover is being discussed by councillors in North East Derbyshire.

Narrowleys Lane

Some residents have described the proposed development for land near Narrowleys Lane as "landscape vandalism".

Missing girl found

A 16-year-old girl who was reported missing last week

has been found safe and well, police say.

An appeal was issued after Charlie Robinson disappeared on Friday but Derbyshire Police said she had made contact with officers.

Italian carrier picks Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has a new customer -

Italian airline Neos.

The Derby-based firm says the deal to supply engines for three Dreamliner aircraft for the carrier means it has won more than 60% of engine competitions over the past five years.

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of our top stories this afternoon:

Police given body cameras

BBC Radio Derby

More than 500 body worn cameras are to be given to police in Derbyshire over the next year.

The devices, which record high-definition footage of arrests and incidents, are being piloted in Chesterfield before being rolled out across the rest of the county.

Sir John carries on

Chesterfield-born actor Sir John Hurt has said his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

will not keep him from his professional work.

John Hurt
AFP/Getty Images

The actor, who was Oscar-nominated for his role in 1980's The Elephant Man, said: "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4."

Butcher becomes a Brewer

Footballer Calum Butcher has been explaining his decision to quit Scotland

to join Burton Albion.

He told the club's official site: "I enjoyed my time there [at Dundee United], and they offered me another contract, but I wanted to see what else was out there and was looking to move south."

Calum Butcher
Getty Images

Ambulance times 'improving'

Sue Noyes, chief executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service, said standards were improving even though emergency response targets had been missed for a fifth consecutive year.

Sue Noyes
East Midlands Ambulance Service

She said: "We're now only seconds away from achieving the time standards. If the target arrival time was 8 minutes and 30 seconds, we would have hit the standard in 2014/2015."

Derby's 'Superhospital' TV series coming soon

BBC Radio Derby

A documentary series about life at the Royal Derby Hospital is being broadcast on ITV1 next week.

Royal Derby Hospital

The fly-on-the-wall programme will reflect life for staff and patients at the NHS site in Mickleover.

Sir John Hurt diagnosed with cancer

Derbyshire actor

Sir John Hurt has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

John Hurt

In a statement, the 75-year-old said: "I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team."

Hitting the road

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County's

first round League Cup clash at Portsmouth will be a 384-mile round-trip for the BBC Radio Derby sport team.

At the same point last season we were at Carlisle United - a mere 376-mile round trip.

Your photos

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We always love receiving your best photos of Derbyshire. This shot of Longdendale was submitted by Sandie Nicholson.

Sandie Nicholson

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FA centre hosts international tournament

The Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships are getting under way at the FA's St George's Park training centre today.

It's the first time the venue, near Burton, has hosted a full-scale tournament.

Cake award

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A Derbyshire farm shop's Bakewell tarts have been shortlisted for a national award.

Croots owners

Croots, based in Duffield, is nominated in the Sweet Bake category at the Great British Food magazine's Farm Produce Awards.

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a reminder of our top stories right now:

'Toughest winter' for paramedics

Rob Sissons

Correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

East Midlands Ambulance Service blamed the toughest winter in its history for failing to meet emergency response targets for the fifth year in a row.

A spokesman said targets were being met over the past two months and the service was recruiting more frontline staff in time for next winter.

Rams return for Shackell?

BBC Sport

Derby County have confirmed their interest

in re-signing defender Jason Shackell.

Jason Shackell
Getty Images

The 31-year-old played 49 games for the Rams before joining Burnley in 2012.

Heanor regeneration 'stalling'

BBC Radio Derby

Alan Cox, leader of Amber Valley Borough Council, has defended the authority over criticism it is not doing enough to convince developers to regenerate derelict parts of Heanor.

He said: "We can't force people to do what we want them to. We go into these partnerships and encourage them," he said.

"That's what we've been trying to do - but unfortunately we're not getting anywhere."

Ambulance target missed

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has missed a national target for reaching life-threatening emergencies for the fifth year running.

The government says

at least 75% of the most serious cases should be reached within eight minutes, but during 2014/15 EMAS only managed to average just above 70%.

Warm Wednesday

BBC Weather

Tomorrow looks likely to be the warmest day of the week. In the East temperatures could reach 26C (79F).

Weather map

Rollercoaster signs taken down

BBC Radio Derby

Alton Towers is removing all branding for the Smiler rollercoaster which

crashed earlier this month.

Queue for The Smiler

The theme park says the ride will be closed for the foreseeable future while investigations continue into the accident.

Badger jabs

East Midlands Today

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has begun its second year of badger vaccinations.


The trust is focussing its efforts on land around Edale, classed as an

"edge area" for bovine TB by the government.

Troubled school facing switch

Martyn Williams

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Alfreton Grange Arts College has been in special measures for almost two years but

its latest Ofsted report says it is not improving quickly enough.

Alfreton Grange

An Interim Education Board is currently running the school and a consultation is taking place on plans to turn it into an academy, with local clothing firm David Nieper as a sponsor.

'Road rage' punch

Derbyshire Times

A man

has been punched in the head in a road rage attack in Chesterfield.