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  1. Updates for Thursday 12 November 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Thanks for reading our updates today. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: Rain arriving tonight, giving way later to blustery showers

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    The wind will strengthen as a band of rain arrives this evening, which will be heavy at times through the first part of the night, but should clear quickly.

    Weather temperatures for 12pm on Friday November 13

    This will be followed by some blustery showers, and it’s a colder night than recently with some clears spells and lows of 7C (45F) in urban areas, colder elsewhere.  

  3. Rams defender has successful knee operation

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County head coach Paul Clement has confirmed defender Craig Forsyth will miss the rest of the season after undergoing successful surgery on his ACL knee injury yesterday.

    The Scottish international left-back suffered the problem during the recent Championship match against QPR.

  4. Graves vandalised: 'Catch the culprits and spray paint them blue'

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Reaction's continued to come in on our Facebook page after 24 gravestones were spray painted by vandals at Chaddesden's Nottingham Road cemetery.

    Steve Gaskin posted: "Catch the culprits and spray paint them blue so we all know who they are!"

    Work gets underway to clean spray painted gravestones at Nottingham Road cemetery in Derby

    And Ursula Mellors says: "I find it very hard to believe that these ignorant thugs have nothing better to do with their time and their tiny little minds."

  5. Former S&A Foods staff given jobs help

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Many of the 300 workers who were made redundant from Derby-based S&A Foods have been learning how to get back into the jobs market today.

    They were invited to a special event giving practical help on how to write CVs, apply for jobs and perform well in interviews.

    S&A Foods in Derby went into administration

    The workers were told they were being laid off at the end of October after the company lost its contract to supply ready meals to Asda.

  6. Reds to auction off unique poppy kit

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Alfreton Town Football Club is to auction a special red poppy kit the players are wearing for two of their league games this month.

    Proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion as a Remembrance Day tribute.

    The Reds will wear the kit at Harrogate this Saturday, and then for a final time on 21 November for the home game against Boston United.

  7. Rolls-Royce shares drop after profits warning

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Shares in Derby-based manufacturer Rolls Royce fell dramatically this morning after the company warned that next year's profits would be significantly lower than previously forecast.

    At one point the value of shares dropped more than 22%.

    Rolls-Royce issues fourth profits warning for 2016

    The firm has been affected by a decline in its main aircraft engine business, and says that although new engine orders remain unchanged, demand for spare parts and servicing of older engines has reduced.

  8. Brewers goalkeeper joins Tangerines

    Burton Albion has joined Blackpool on loan until 2 January.

    Dean Lyness

    The move comes almost a year to the day he broke his leg in Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first session in charge as Burton Albion manager.

  9. Two lanes closed on M1 northbound after accident

    BBC Travel

    There's been an accident on the M1 northbound with two lanes closed and slow traffic between J27 for Hucknall and J28 for Alfreton.

    And further north on the M1 there's another accident closing one lane in the roadworks area at J29a for Markham.

  10. New regional centres being created by HM Revenue and Customs

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    HM Revenue and Customs is to close 137 of its offices, including Northgate House in Derby, and will concentrate its staff in 13 new regional centres over the next five years.

    The Derby premises will close by 2019 and staff will be moved to an East Midlands Regional Centre based in Nottingham.

    Markham House in Chesterfield will also be shut. HMRC hasn't said how many redundancies will be involved.

  11. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of the main stories we're covering this afternoon:

  12. More strikes scheduled for Derbyshire school

    James Roberson

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    A teaching union is promising another 11 days of strike action by staff at a Derbyshire school, after the trust there increased the number of lessons from five to nine a day.

    The National Union of Teachers says the increase is damaging the education of pupils at Alfreton Grange Arts College.

    Some parents are backing the union, but the trust says more lessons increases learning time.

  13. Families view gravestone vandalism

    Families have been seeing the extent of vandalism to 24 graves at the Nottingham Road Cemetery in Chaddesden today.

    Gravestones spray painted at Nottingham Road cemetery in Chaddesden

    The clean-up operation has begun after words and pictures were spray painted on to headstones at the site.  

  14. Rambler rescued after injuring arm in fall

    A rambler was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital after falling in woodland near Matlock Golf Course and injuring an arm.

    Derby Mountain Rescue team with injured woman rambler near Matlock Golf Course

    The Derby Mountain Rescue team used a splint on the 71-year-old victim's injury before carrying her on a stretcher to an ambulance, yesterday afternoon.  

  15. Jobs event for former S&A Foods staff

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Workshops are being held to help former employees at S&A Foods in Derby find new jobs.

    The two-day event was organised by Derby City Council and JobCentre Plus, after the ready meal company went into administration last month.

    Information and support is also being offered for those interested in further education and training.

  16. Rams crush Magpies in friendly

    Derby County's friendly against Notts County has finished 7-1 to the Rams with hat-tricks for Andreas Weimann (pictured) and Tom Ince. Darren Bent was also on the scoresheet.

    Andreas Weimann
  17. HM Revenue and Customs to move out of Derby

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    We've just learned HM Revenue and Customs is to close its Northgate House base in Derby as part of a plan to shift operations to a large regional headquarters in Nottingham.

    Northgate House

    The service is also closing Markham House in Chesterfield. The shake-up will involve redundancies but HMRC has not yet given a figure.  

  18. Weather: Rain likely by this evening

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will spread in from the west this afternoon, bringing rain by this evening.

    Winds will strengthen through the day with gales in places and highs of 14C (57F).

  19. Rams stars fill their boots in friendly

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby County are playing Notts County in a friendly at Moor Farm this afternoon.

    The half-time score is 4-1, with Andreas Weimann (2), Tom Ince and Darren Bent grabbing goals for the Rams.

  20. Ex-Spireites goalkeeper dies

    BBC Sport

    Former Chesterfield goalkeeper Marton Fulop has died at the age of 32, his club MTK Budapest have announced.

    Marton Fulop

    As well as his loan spell with the Spireites, the Hungarian also played for Sunderland, Ipswich, West Brom and Leicester City.

  21. Brewers rearrange Millwall fixture for next month

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion's League One match at home to Millwall has been rescheduled for Tuesday 1 December with a 19:45 kick-off.

    The match was due to be played this weekend, but was called off because three Lions players are on international duty.

    Striker Aurelien Joachim would have been missing for the Brewers as he's in action with the Luxembourg squad for the current round of fixtures.

  22. Phones to blame for bus crashes

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    It appears modern technology might be an influence in our research which shows a pedestrian is being hit by a bus in Derby city centre once a month on average.

    The figures, from January 2013 to March 2015, show almost half of the incidents result in serious injury.

    Buses in Derby city centre

    Derbyshire Police say the accidents are usually not the fault of bus drivers while Tom Morgan from the Trent Barton bus company says it's noticeable that lots of people pay more attention to their mobile phones than to nearby traffic.

  23. Derby arrest follows investigation into terror organisation

    Eurojust, the European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit, has more on today's terror arrests, which included a 32-year-old man from Derby.

    It says the detentions were part of an Italian-led investigation into Rawti Shax, a terrorist organisation of Kurdish-Sunni origin which aims to violently overthrow the current Iraqi Kurdish government and replace it with a caliphate governed by Sharia law.

  24. Terror arrest in Derby

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A Derby man is one of four people arrested in the UK as part of an Italian investigation into a European jihadist network.

    Terror arrests press release

    A total of 13 people have been targeted in raids across Europe.  

  25. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories we're covering right now:

    • A 32-year-old Derby man is arrested as part on an Italian terror investigation
    • Two men die in crash in north Derbyshire
    • Rolls-Royce set to make changes after latest profits warning
  26. Derby terror arrest: 'Communities not at risk'

    BBC News has more on a 32-year-old Derby man being arrested as part of an Italian terror investigation.

    The four UK arrests took place under European Arrest Warrants. A police statement said there was "no evidence to suggest that communities are at risk".

  27. BreakingDerby man held on alleged terrorism offence

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A man from Derby is among four UK people arrested by counter terrorism officers today.

    The 32-year-old is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court following a pre-planned operation relating to alleged terrorism offences under Italian legislation.

    It follows an Italian police investigation into a European Jihadist network, with three other men detained in Birmingham, Sheffield and Hull.

  28. Cemetery headstones vandalism 'as low as you can get'

    Reaction's been coming in viaour Facebook page to the news of gravestones being defaced at the Nottingham Road cemetery in Chaddesden.

    Andrea Elton posted: "This is when you know society has messed up. To deface someone's final resting place is as low as you can get. I hope they catch whoever did this."

    Gravestones defaced with spray paint at Nottingham Road cemetery in Chaddesden

    And Paul Convery goes further, saying: "Some serious community payback is required if they're ever caught."

  29. Witness appeal after fatal crash

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a dark blue Land Rover Discovery before it crashed on the A515 near Buxton this morning, killing its two male occupants.

    If you have information, call 101 and quote incident number 11/12/11/15.

  30. Pair killed in Buxton crash

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police have just told us thattwo men have died in a crash in Buxton.

    The pair, aged 27 and 32, were killed when their Land Rover hit a tree on the A515 near Sterndale Moor at about 00:45.

  31. Changes at Rolls-Royce after profits warning

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The fourth profits warning for 2016 from Rolls-Royce will resound through the Derby firm today.

    Initial reports imply that the company will look to streamline senior management and it has around 2,000 staff who would fall into this category at present.

    Rolls-Royce downgrades profits forecast for 2016

    But it's not clear how many jobs might be cut and the firm says it won't be limited to its UK operations.

  32. Pedestrians hit by buses once every month

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Radio Derby has some new figures which show pedestrians have been hit by buses in Derby city centre about once a month on average since January 2013.

    About a dozen of those have resulted in serious injuries.

  33. Rams defender set to miss Euro 2016 play-off game

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County defender Richard Keogh is a doubt for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifying play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    Keogh hurt his knee in training yesterday but it's hoped he'll still be fit to travel for the first leg in Zenica tomorrow.

    Richard Keogh

    There are four Rams players in the Republic of Ireland squad.

  34. Profits warning prompts Rolls-Royce management rethink

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby-based Rolls-Royce is talking about "streamlining" its management next year after downgrading its profits forecast for 2016 for the fourth time.

    Rolls-Royce worker

    The company is blaming the drop in demand for spares and services to existing aero-engines, which are produced in Derby.

  35. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering this morning.

    • Derby-based Rolls-Royce issues profits warning
    • Vandals spray paint on cemetery headstones in Chaddesden
    • And Rams defender set to miss Republic of Ireland's vital Euro 2016 play-off
  36. Profits warning at Rolls-Royce

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Shares in Rolls-Royce are currently down a whopping 17% after another profits warning.  

  37. Spray paint vandals target cemetery headstones

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    One of our main stories today concerns the defacing of 24 graves in a Derby cemetery, which a police inspector says is one of the most disrespectful acts of vandalism he's ever seen. 

    Words and pictures were spray-painted onto headstones and a bench at the graveyard in Nottingham Road in Chaddesden.

    Vandalism to headstones at Nottingham Road cemetery in Chaddesden

    Police say it happened between 16:00 on Monday and 11:00 yesterday.

  38. Weather: Dry start, but rain moves in later

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    After a dry start with some morning sunshine, cloud will spread in from the west with rain arriving by this evening.

    Sara Blizzard

    The winds will strengthen through the day with gales in places and highs of 14C (57F).

  39. Good morning: Join us for today's live news coverage

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone. I'll be bringing you today's news and sport as well as travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.  

    We're going to start by looking at how often buses are involved in accidents with pedestrians and we'll also be hearing about vandalism to 24 graves in Derby.

    You're welcome to email your comments, questions and photos throughout the day, or get in touch on our Facebook page or via Twitter.