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  1. Updates for Friday 19 June 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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  1. Goodbye

    That's all from Local Live today.

    Join us on Monday for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from around Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

  2. Weekend weather

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will become increasingly cloudy through the evening with some light patchy rain and will remain cloudy overnight with further patchy rain that may become heavy in places by dawn. Minimum temperatures will be 12C (54F).

    A cloudy and damp start to Saturday with outbreaks of rain. It will brighten up during the afternoon with a top temperature of 19C (66F).


    Sunday will be a fresher day but should be mostly dry, with just the risk of an isolated shower.

  3. Drugs stolen in pharmacy raid

    Burglars have smashed their way into a pharmacy in Brimington using a sledge hammer and a crowbar to steal prescription drugs, police have said.

    Police said the break-in at the Numark Pharmacy on Church Street between 14:30 and 14:45.

  4. Travellers move on to supermarket

    Travellers who were evicted after setting up camp in Alvaston are now understood to have moved to the car park at Asda in Spondon.

    The travellers were removed from Elvaston Lane on Thursday morning and rangers were moved on to the site to clean up.

    Travellers, Spondon Asda
  5. Circus boycott calls

    BBC Radio Derby

    An animal welfare charity is asking people to boycott a circus in Somercoates.

    Animal Defenders say Peter Jolly's Circus has a poor record of looking after its exotic animals.

    The circus says Defra has given it a licence and declined to comment further.

  6. Bike festival causing slow traffic

    BBC Travel

    There's congestion on the A6 southbound through Bakewell because of traffic heading to the Eroica Britannia festival at the Showground.

  7. Council owns Arena domain name

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Following its legal win, Derby City Council now officially owns the domain name

    Derby Arena from outside

    A businessman, who registered the domain name days after the council unveiled plans for a sports venue, was ordered to hand over the rights earlier this month.

  8. Alton Towers injured discharged

    Jennifer Scott

    BBC News Online

    A Derbyshire man who was one of the five most seriously injured victims of the Alton Towers crash has been discharged from hospital.

    The hospitals treating Daniel Thorpe, 27, from Buxton, pictured left, and Chanda Chauhan, from Wednesbury, said they had been sent home.

    (L to r) Daniel Thorpe, Vicky Balch, Joe Pugh, Leah Washington
  9. School trophies stolen

    Police have appealed for information after sports trophies were stolen from a school earlier this week.

    The sports pavilion at Swanwick Hall School was broken into between at some point between last Friday and Monday 15 June.

  10. Latest headlines

    The top stories this afternoon in the BBC Derby newsroom:

    • Two of the five most seriously injured victims of the Alton Towers crash are discharged from hospital
    • Jobs in Derby are safeguarded after Bombardier lands a £260m contract to build trains for Transport for London
    • Travel: Congestion on the A6 around the Eroica Britannia bicycle festival in Bakewell.
  11. 'Not enough staff' to man week-long GPs

    BBC Radio Derby

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to promise extra investment for GPs in England if they sign up to seven-day opening.

    A week-long working trial has been taking place in Erewash in Derbyshire.

    Doctor writing script

    Chair of the local Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Avi Bhadi, says it is difficult to find enough doctors to take part.

  12. Traffic warning over bike festival

    Derbyshire County Council tweets: Lots of traffic expected in Bakewell this weekend, if you are going to @EroicaBritannia try the bus. Info here:

  13. Fire service to slash managers

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is to consider reducing the number of "middle-managers" it employs by a quarter.

    Group managers and station managers will be cut, saving up to £500,000 a year. The service doesn't anticipate the changes will result in any redundancies.

  14. Trio of well dressings

    Derbyshire Dales District Council tweets: Busy time for #welldressings with Saturday unveilings in #Litton #Tideswell & #Youlgrave

  15. Latest headlines

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories so far today include:

    • Bombardier lands £260m contract to build trains for Transport for London
    • Work on the delayed Ilkeston railway station could begin in autumn
    • Derby County make new signings
  16. Van wedged in scaffolding

    Derby Telegraph

    A van has become wedged in scaffolding in Derby city centre.

    The van hit the scaffolding in Babington Lane and firefighters have been called to free it.

  17. Online tickets first for Burton Albion

    Burton Mail

    Brewers fans will be able to beat the queues and secure their tickets online for the first time ever as the club compete in League One in the new season.

  18. Rams sign NI defender

    BBC Sport

    Derby County have signed Northern Ireland international defender Chris Baird (pictured right) on a two-year contract.

    Chris Baird (right) in action against Nani of Portugal

    The 33-year-old, who has 72 caps, left Premier League side West Bromwich Albion at the end of the season.

  19. 1903 FA Cup Final medal auction

    Derby Telegraph

    The runners-up medal which belonged to the Derby County goalkeeper who let in six goals in an FA Cup final is to be sold at auction.

    John "Jack" Fryer was between the posts for the Rams for the 1903 final against Bury - a game which Derby lost 6-0.

  20. Autumn start date for station work

    Neil Heath

    BBC News

    Work to build a railway station which was expected to have started operation by now could start in September, following delays.

    Former Ilkeston Junction and Cossall station, 6 March 2015

    Ilkeston station was initially given the go-ahead in 2013 but was set back by great-crested newts and flooding concerns.

  21. Slip road now open

    Highways Agency tweets: #M42 northbound exit slip at J11 is now fully open following an earlier accident. Thank you for your patience.

  22. £260m contract for Bombardier

    East Midlands Today

    Coming up this lunchtime: Derby-based Bombardier has been awarded a £260m contract by Transport For London.


    The company has been hired to build at least 45 more overground trains, which will operate across East London.

    Tune in to BBC One at 13:30 for more.

  23. Traffic problems after crash

    Derby Telegraph

    Police are reporting a four-car crash causing traffic problems in London Road, Derby.

  24. Latest headlines

    These are the top stories in the BBC Derby newsroom:

  25. 'Cornish' ale brewed in Burton

    It has been revealed that one of the UK's best selling bottled ales, thought by many people to be from Cornwall, is not brewed there at all - it's made in Burton.

    Despite its Cornish branding, bottles of Sharp's Doom Bar have been made in Staffordshire for the past two years.

    Doom Bar Bottle

    Only the cask version is made at the brewery in Rock, Cornwall.

  26. Your pictures: Little Eaton


    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    We've chosen this floral offering from Alison Loydall as the cover photo on BBC Radio Derby's Facebook page. It was taken in Little Eaton.

    Little Eaton flowers

    Send us your photos via email, Facebook or Twitter.

  27. Vintage bike festival launch

    Sally Pepper

    Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    More than 3,500 cyclists wearing historical dress and riding vintage bikes are heading to the Peak District this weekend for the three-day Eroica Festival, which starts this afternoon.

    Listen live to BBC Radio Derby this morning as we join the organisers in Bakewell as the final preparations are made.

  28. Brewers sign Stevenage defender

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion have signed versatile Stevenage defender Darius Charles on a one-year contract.

    Darius Charles

    The 27-year-old can play as a centre-half or at left-back and has also featured in midfield and up front.

  29. Station taxi issues 'sorted'

    BBC Radio Derby

    A council leader has welcomed the approval of planning permission for the delayed Ilkeston rail station.

    Ilkeston station plan

    "We needed a taxi rank on the Erewash side so Erewash taxi drivers could pick people up from the station, previously there was only a taxi on the Broxtowe side," Chris Corbett, from Erewash Borough Council, said.

  30. Download body was security guard

    Derby Telegraph

    A body found at Donington Park last weekend has been formally identified as a 55-year-old from Liverpool, who was working as part of the security team at Download festival.

  31. Ilkeston station work to begin

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Construction is expected to start at Ilkeston's new train station, set to cost millions of pounds, this autumn. A revised design has been given planning permission.

    It had to fight flooding fears, budget battles, and rare great crested newts (pictured) which kept appearing, but planning permission has been granted for the new design and Derbyshire County Council hopes building work can start in September or October.

    Great crested newt

    The station, which will link Ilkeston with Nottingham, Chesterfield and Sheffield, is due to open in 2016.

  32. Fire chief accepts retirement offer

    David McKenna

    BBC News

    A chief fire officer who was unanimously cleared of a rape charge earlier this year has accepted an offer to retire from his post.

    Sean Frayne, of Fixby, Huddersfield, will be granted paid leave for the remaining months of his contract with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

    Sean Frayne

    In February, he was cleared of raping a woman at a Derbyshire pub in 2006 while his wife was in another room. A jury took less than 15 minutes to find him not guilty.

  33. Latest headlines

    Here are the top stories in the newsroom so far this morning:

    • Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service's chief officer Sean Frayne has accepted an offer to retire after nearly seven hours of talks
    • Age UK says pensioners living in rural areas in Derbyshire could be left isolated by inadequate bus services
    • Long-awaited construction work on Ilkeston's new £6.5m train station is expected to begin this autumn
  34. Delays on Brian Clough Way

    BBC Travel

    There's slow traffic on the A52 Brian Clough Way in Derby, on the westbound section near Pentagon island.

  35. Today's forecast

    Sara Blizzard

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's a bright start but cloud will increase with the odd spot of rain or drizzle possible. It will be mainly cloudy into the afternoon and a few isolated showers and the odd brighter spell are possible.

    Sara Blizzard reads Friday's forecast

    A maximum temperature of 15C (59F) is forecast.

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