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  1. Updates for Monday 15 February 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return at 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Local Live has finished for the day. Join us from 08:00 on Tuesday for more news, sport, travel and weather.

Dry and bright evening

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

Staying dry and bright for the rest of the day. It will remain dry overnight but there will be some thicker cloud rolling in later.

Weather map

The temperatures won't fall very far with a minimum of 10C (50F).

Rolls-Royce confirms first Trent 7000 to be built in Derby

Derby Telegraph

Rolls-Royce has confirmed

that it is ready to start making a new engine type at its Derby site.

The firm, which is currently exhibiting at the Paris Air Show, said it is now in a position to start building the first Trent 7000 engine.

Lorry blocks route

BBC Travel

The Avenue is partially blocked in Stoney Middleton

because of a broken down lorry.

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here is a recap of some of the stories we are covering this afternoon:

Brewers sign midfielder

BBC Sport

Burton Albion

have signed former Dundee United midfielder Calum Butcher.

Calum Butcher
Getty Images

The 24-year-old joins on a two-year deal having rejected a contract offer from the Scottish side.

Download Festival face scans defended


are defending scanning the faces of festival-goers over the weekend and checking them against a list of wanted criminals across Europe.

Download Festival fans

They used facial recognition technology on the 90,000 people at Download.

It's believed to be the first time the software has been used at an outdoor event in the UK.

Toyota lorry immigration arrest

BBC Radio Derby

Four men have been arrested at the Toyota factory in Burnaston on suspicion of entering the country illegally.

The group reportedly jumped from a lorry parked at the site on Saturday morning. They have now been handed to immigration services.

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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

Latest outlook

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

Lengthy spells of sunshine but more cloud through this afternoon.

Staying dry with light winds and feeling pleasant with highs of 17C (63F).


High pollen levels

BBC Weather

Pollen levels are very high across most of England today.


Tissington snail

Lucy Vladev

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Here's a little fellow I met while on the Tissington Trail this weekend.


Have you taken any good photos around Derbyshire?

Email or
tweet them to us.

School trip injury

A 15-year-old girl injured her leg when she slipped on a boulder during a school geography trip on Saturday afternoon.

She was given first aid at the scene and then stretchered to an ambulance

by members of the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.

Credit due

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Universal Credit is being introduced around the country. To find out what this means and how it affects you visit:

Darikwa speculation dismissed

Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler says the club is not trying to sign Chesterfield right-back Tendayi Darikwa.

Tendayi Darikwa
Getty Images

Rosler said he already had three players who could fill that position.

'Case study in mismanagement'

Andi Silvester, from the Taxpayers' Alliance, lamented the money spent by the government

on a series of unused fire control centres, including one in Castle Donington.

Fire control centre

He said: "It's been a case study in project mismanagement. There have been far too many people getting things wrong and, frankly, getting away with it."

New illegal travellers site

Burton Mail


have set up a new illegal site in Burton - only weeks after leaving the previous one.

Bent 'excited' to work with Clement

New Derby County striker Darren Bent says he is looking forward to learning more about Paul Clement's preferred playing style.

Darren Bent
Getty Images

He told the club's website: "He has his own philosophy and I am sure he will have a certain way he wants us to play. It's down to us to adapt to that as players."

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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

Mountain strip: 'lessons should be learned'

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire mountaineer Nigel Vardy says

Eleanor Hawkins' troubles in Malaysia underline the need to act in a respectful way when visiting tourist spots abroad.

Eleanor Hawkins

He said: "People need to take a lesson from this - to respect local customs, whichever country you're in and whichever part of the world."

Motorway problems

BBC Travel

There are delays

on the M1 northbound at J30 because of a broken lorry.

Police memorial rededicated

A memorial stone recognising the role of police specials

has been rededicated at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas.

Rededication service

The stone bears the crests of four West Midlands regional police forces: Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands.

Fell runner injured

A fell runner slipped and broke his leg while taking part in Edale yesterday morning.

Mountain rescue
Edale Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain rescuers, who had been fundraising nearby, gave him treatment at the scene before using a sledge to move him to a waiting ambulance.

Magna Carta anniversary

BBC Radio Derby

Celebrations took place at a church in Derby this weekend to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

The document established for the first time the principle that everybody, including royalty, was subject to the law.

There are more details about the anniversary on

the Magna Carta Live page

Listen: live cricket commentary

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Day two of Essex v Derbyshire is getting under way at Chelmsford.

Cricket commentary page

You can listen to live commentary

through the BBC Sport website.

Ex-Ram set for move?

BBC Sport


BBC Sport football gossip column features speculation former Derby County midfielder Tom Huddlestone could be about to move to Aston Villa.

Tom Huddlestone
Getty Images

Rams target Weimann

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann could join Derby County in the next few days.

Andreas Weimann
Getty Images

Some reports suggest the Rams are set to pay up to £2.5m for the 23-year-old Austrian international.

Derbyshire's long-term carers

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

This morning we've been speaking to Derby's Victor Shaw-Willson, who has been caring for his 85-year-old wife Alysha for the past 40 years.

Alysha and Victor Shaw-Willson

Mrs Shaw-Willson suffers from vascular dementia and heart problems

Recent figures show one in ten people in Derbyshire care for someone, with more than a million nationwide aged 65 or over.

Snake Pass reopens

Derbyshire's A57 Snake Pass

has reopened following a two-week closure for repairs.

A retaining wall next to the popular route has been strengthened in several places.

Your photos

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Keith Bown for this splendid photo of Derwent Edge.

Derwent Edge
Keith Bown

Email or
tweet us your best pics of Derbyshire. I'll feature the finest examples on Local Live.

Pub brawl investigated

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Police are investigating a mass brawl that took place at a Derbyshire pub on Saturday.

The incident, which happened at about 22:00 outside the Dragon in Willington, spilled on to the road outside. A number of people have been arrested.

Downloaders head home

Thousands of rock fans are heading home from a muddy Donington Park following this year's Download Festival.

Download Festival 2015

The event, which was attended by more than 70,000 people, featured performances from Muse, Kiss and Slipknot.

Latest headlines

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here are our top stories this morning:

Cost of empty fire centre

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter


unused fire control building in Castle Donington cost £14m to build and features a double-height control room, an observation deck and heavy security.

The government has been trying to sell the building since 2010 without any luck and the running costs of the empty facility totalled £1.9m last year.

M1 delays

BBC Travel

A lane is closed on the M1 southbound

between J31 and J30 because of a broken down vehicle.

Unused fire buildings 'costing millions'

Four empty fire control centres

are still costing the government £7.6m a year, the BBC has learned.

Castle Donington fire control centre

The buildings, in Castle Donington (pictured), Cambridge, Taunton and Wakefield, have never opened and cost an average of £1.9m each in 2014-15.