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  1. Updates for Wednesday 17 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire have finished for the day but we'll be back tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

  2. Weather: Watch out for ice later

    A band of rain and sleet will slowly move southeastwards this evening before clearing by dawn.     

    Derby weather

    As temperatures fall close to freezing or below tonight there is a risk of ice on the roads overnight and into the morning so be careful on untreated roads.

    Minimum temperatures: 1C (34F).

  3. Bond posters stolen

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Have these James Bond posters appeared on a wall near you?

    The posters, for the films Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice and The Man with the Golden Gun, were stolen from a home in Breadsall last month, police said.

    They're worth several hundred pounds with the Goldfinger poster being a rare Italian first edition from 1964.


    Det Sgt Claudia Musson said: “We are keeping an open mind as to whether the home was targeted for these particular items and we would ask if anyone has been offered similar items for sale or indeed have seen them suddenly appear on display in someone’s house, that they contact us."  

  4. Car stolen in Long Eaton raid

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Burglars have broken in to a house in Long Eaton and made off with the owner's car. 

    The break-in happened on Derby Road last week, police said. 

    Thieves got in through an unlocked back door while the homeowners were still in the house. 

    They took three handbags, two bicycles and drove away in their BMW 1 series.

  5. Dole queues grow for first time in a year

    Derby Telegraph

    The number of people looking for work in Derby and Derbyshire has risen for the first time in almost 12 months.

    job centre
  6. Bombardier cuts: Derby and Burton jobs under threat

    More on the news that Bombardier is cutting 270 jobs in its UK rail arm, threatening posts in sites including Derby, Crewe and Burton on Trent.

    Mick Cash, leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said: "With a desperate shortage of rail rolling stock in Britain, it is criminal that jobs are being axed at the UK's last train-building workshop in Derby. 

    "Contracts for train building are still being shipped overseas, risking the very future of train building in the nation that gave the railways to the world."

    The Canadian plane and train maker is cutting 7,000 posts over the next two years, it announced.

  7. Crews move into new fire station

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Firefighters have moved into Burton's new £3.8m fire station today, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

    Burton fire station

    It's replaced the building on the same site, which opened in 1973.

  8. Arrests after fuel thefts

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Two men have been arrested after a large quantity of diesel was stolen from businesses in Derbyshire.

    Police said they arrested the men, aged 32 and 22, after they stopped a van in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, on Thursday.

    The fuel was stolen from Alsop Plant and Haulage on Heanor Road, Smalley, and Cloudbass on High Holborn Road, Codnor.

    The men, who are both from Nottingham, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

  9. You pictures: Eerie sunrise

    Did you catch the moody sunrise this morning?

    Some of our Weather Watchers did, like Jo's Office Window in Barton-under-Needwood...


    ...And jasper in Staveley.

  10. Student appears in court over businessman death

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    An 18-year-old student, from Derby, has appeared in court charged with the murder of company director, Akhtar Javeed (pictured), at his warehouse in Birmingham. 

    Lemar Wali, from Osmaston Park Road, is also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a handgun. 

    Akhtar Javeed

    He appeared at Birmingham Crown Court alongside 26-year-old Suraj Mistry, from Leicester, accused of the same offences. 

    The pair were both remanded in custody until a hearing in May.

  11. Squash: Duffield close in on Leicester

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    In squash, Duffield moved to within just a point of Division A leaders, Leicester, after a 4-1 victory over Coolhurst London in the Premier League. 

    Nick Matthew

    Eight-time national champion Nick Matthew led the way with victory over Greg Lobban, while Laura Massaro came from behind to beat Donna Urquhart.  

  12. Glassing attack: Walkabout introducing 'safety glass'

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    More now on the glassing at the Walkabout bar in Derby city centre on Saturday night that left Zack Porter, 19, needing several stitches in his face.

    Zack Porter

    The company has said the situation with glass bottles is now under review and it's looking into introducing toughened safety glass at its venues.

    “We have been exploring the introduction of toughened safety glass at our venues and, though it will be no consolation to the victim of this attack, toughened safety glass will be introduced in our venues imminently," a spokesman said.

  13. Glassing attack: 'Don't give lethal weapons out in pubs and clubs'

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    Zack Porter told me he was worried for his life after he was glassed during a night out in Derby on Saturday.

    The 19-year-old and his father are now calling on pubs and bars to stop using glass bottles.

    Zack Porter

    Julian Porter said: "I've been very lucky I've got my son, some might not be so lucky.

    "It's a simple thing - don't give a lethal weapon to people after a certain time."

  14. Glassing attack: Victim's blood 'covered friend'

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    The night out in town that became a nightmare - Zack Porter was taken to A&E in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

    He told me he and some friends were about to leave the Walkabout when his friend started screaming as she was covered in his blood.

    Zack Porter

    "I was taken by the bouncer who looked pretty worried - he told me to put pressure on my face," he said.

    "I did and my index finger went straight inside the wound."

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested by police on suspicion of assault and bailed pending further enquiries, police said.

  15. Glassed student calls for glass ban

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A Derby student who needed 21 stitches after being injured by a broken glass bottle is calling for them to be banned from pubs and clubs.

    Zack Porter

    Zack Porter, 19, was taken to hospital after the incident at the Walkabout Bar in the city centre.

    He and his father now want to see glass bottles removed from venues.