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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 10 February 2017
  2. Man in court over city centre manslaughter
  3. Artists record Andy Potter thank you video
  4. Transgender contestant in TV first
  5. Snow warning for Derbyshire
  6. Hughes and Bryson set to return for Rams
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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That's it for Local Live for today - and for this week. We'll be back on Monday at 08:00.

Friday night weather

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Remaining cold tonight with a few sleet or snow showers. A covering of snow is possible above 200m and for some of us it could be a white start even at lower levels.  A widespread frost will also develop with lows of -1C (30F).

Weather
BBC

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a final recap of our top stories today:

  • A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of Oliver Falivena in Derby city centre
  • Artists in Derby have recorded a thank you video for terminally ill radio presenter Andy Potter
  • Will Hughes and Craig Bryson may return for Derby County against Bristol City tomorrow

Gritters being deployed

Witness appeal over suspicious car fire

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

A car fire in Burton last night is believed to have been caused by something being thrown at the vehicle - which set it alight.

The car, which was parked on the driveway of a house on Suffolk Road, was left as a burnt-out shell.

It's being examined by forensic officers and police are appealing for witnesses who were in the area at around 21:00.

Travel: Palterton route closed

BBC Travel

Rylah Hill in Palterton is closed between Main Street and the M1 following a crash.

Avoid a Valentine's Day poisoning

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Oh I don't know, what about giving someone a tender back rub while they're being sick....?

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Man in court over Oliver Falivena killing

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a father who died after being attacked in Derby city centre.

Oliver Falivena (pictured) was found with head injuries in Market Place in September and died later in hospital.

Oliver Falivena
Family handout

Richard Last, 31, from Spondon, has been bailed and will appear at Derby Crown Court on 10 March.

City gets new bowling alley

Derby Telegraph

A £2.4 million bowling alley is due to open at Intu Derby in less than eight weeks' time.

Water worries should be over

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Severn Trent has been in touch to let us know supplies are back to normal in Long Eaton, Belper, Alfreton and Ripley.

It said in a statement: “Our teams were carrying out work connecting a customer to our water network in Derby.

"To allow us to do this work, we had to interrupt the water supply for a very short period of time which we let our customers know about. This work is now complete, with all customers water supplies back on.

Severn Trent logo
Severn Trent

“Also this afternoon, we’ve been doing some emergency work to fix a pipe on Wilmott Street, Long Eaton. 

"This is now also all complete, and the road is completely clear. Although we did need to interrupt the water supply for a very short time (around an hour), we did let all customers know, and we had no calls to say anyone was affected."

Travel: M1 crash

BBC Travel

A lane is closed on the M1 northbound between J29a and J30 following a crash.

Watch: The 85-year-old boxer

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Check out Jeanie Hughes from Holbrook. She's started boxing with her granddaughter Amanda to get herself back into shape after two hip replacements.

The pair said the exercise was great fun and a good excuse to spend time together.

Your Questions: Under-promoted Arboretum?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The debate continues on Facebook after Tony Gascoigne got in touch through Your Questions to ask why the city council didn't make more of a fuss about Derby Arboretum being Britain's first public park.

Steve Kennedy wrote: "The area around this beautiful park is not what it was and as such the parks reputation has declined over the years, which is a real shame. 

Arboretum Park
BBC

"On the plus side efforts have been made by the police to clean the area up somewhat, there are public events on the park on a regular basis, resident artists work from the buildings within the park and there is a Friends of Arboretum Park group that meet up regularly."    

Gritters in action again

'You can get so many benefits from it'

#PeoplesCup

Alex Scott urges you to sign up for the 2017 FA People's Cup
BBC

England player Alex Scott "would've loved the opportunity to have a competition like this when I was younger".

What's she talking about? The FA People's Cup - the country's biggest free five-a-side competition which gives you the chance to make your way to Wembley.

"When I was younger, playing in a football cage, the dream was always to play at Wembley," adds Scott.

"The FA People's Cup gives anyone the opportunity to sign up to a local team in your area. You don't have to rely on your mates.

"It's a chance to meet different people, socialise in different environments. It's more than just signing up, you can get so many benefits from it."

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the FA People's Cup - but hurry as the deadline for entries is the 19 February!

Bogus water workers targeted elderly pair

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Two men stole cash from an elderly couple after knocking on their door and pretending they were water company workers who needed to check their supply.

Police said the theft happened on Briars Way in Ripley on 30 January.

Your photos: Snow in Derbyshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Looks like we've had a little snow in Alfreton, Thanks to Weather Watcher Nigel 99 for the pic.

Alfreton
Nigel 99

Listen: Mac previews Robins clash

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Here's my full interview with Steve McClaren ahead of Rams v Bristol City.

Clement bounces back from Rams sacking

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a little more on former Rams boss Paul Clement being named the top Premier League boss for January.

Paul Clement
PA

He took charge of the Rams in August 2015 but was sacked after just eight months.

Councils feeling fearful over future finances

East Midlands Today

A new survey has found most councils in the East Midlands are worried about the future of their finances.

The figures came from an anonymous survey by the Local Government Information Unit, which provides a snapshot of how councils are coping.

Council tax
PA

Of the authorities that responded, 94% said they'll be forced to increase council tax for residents to help deal with pressures such as social care and housing.  

Travel: Raynesway partially blocked

BBC Travel

There's been a crash on the northbound side of Raynesway in Derby between the A52 and A6.

Long Eaton water problem

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

People in Long Eaton have been told they may have no water supply or poor pressure for a bit while Severn Trent Water carries out an emergency repair.

Your Questions: Does Derby Arboretum need more promotion?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We've had plenty of comments on Facebook after Tony Gascoigne used Your Questions to ask why more effort wasn't being put into promoting Derby Arboretum - the first public park in Britain.

William Breslin posted: "The sad truth is that a park reflects the area in which it is set. The area has gone downhill over the last 60 years. Some people are afraid to go there because the area is something of a ghetto."

Boar at Derby Arboretum
BBC

This afternoon's weather

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Generally cloudy with a few light showers as well that are likely to fall as a mix of wet snow, sleet and rain. Only occasional breaks in the cloud with highs of 3C (37F).

'Crash for cash' trial: Jury sent out

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

The jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of six men accused of causing deliberate collisions across Derbyshire as part of an insurance scam.

It's alleged they targeted older people and lone women drivers, with ten of the 41 collisions taking place at or near Markeaton Island in Derby.

The defendants deny all the charges at Nottingham Crown Court. 

Fake Twitter account warning

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Unlike Scooby Doo's account which has been verified by Twitter.

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Racist chant group 'spat at woman'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police want to speak to this man after a woman was spat at while challenging a group of men over racist chanting on a train.

CCTV image
British Transport Police

The alleged assault took place on the 20:03 Leeds to Birmingham service as it passed through Derby on Saturday.  

Multiple cars involved in hit-and-run smash

Burton Mail

A late night crash saw five cars wrecked in a hit and run in Woodville.

Your Questions: Why don't we promote Derby Arboretum?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Mill owner Joseph Strutt gifted the Arboretum to the people of Derby to show his gratitude for their hard work that had made his family rich.

Work started in July 1839 and it opened in September 1840 when the whole town was given the day off to celebrate its arrival.

Tony Gascoigne asked via Your Questions why more isn't made of its history. We've put it to the city council and are awaiting a response.

Derby Arboretum
BBC

Shop radios 'help police swoop faster'

Alex Blakemore

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Heanor police officer Sam King said the walkie talkies allowed traders to summon help almost instantly if they encountered a shoplifter, rather than having to ring a call centre.

He said: "Because the police station in Heanor is so central, we can get out to them probably within a minute, if not less."

Susan Baker
BBC

Radio scheme expanded after shoplifting spike

Alex Blakemore

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Extra walkie talkies have been given out to shops across Amber Valley following a 15% rise in shoplifting over the past year.

The radios allow traders to report suspicious activity to each other and the police.

Susan Barker
BBC

Ex-Rams manager wins top boss award

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Former Derby County boss Paul Clement has won the Barclays Manager of the Month award just a few weeks after taking charge of Swansea City.

Paul Clement
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Snow expected later

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Heads up - the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow in Derbyshire from 18:00 today to 10:00 tomorrow.

It says we could get up to 10cm on higher ground. Hope our Weather Watchers have their cameras ready.

Missing teenager found

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police say missing 17-year-old Kain Smith was found safe and well in Derby last night.

Listen: Scott Carson on Bristol City

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Here's my interview with Rams goalkeeper Scott Carson ahead of tomorrow's Bristol City match.

He says Derby County's home form has been instrumental in keeping them in touch with the play-offs.

Andy Potter shown thank you video

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

There was laughter and tears as Andy Potter was shown the thank you video recorded by local artists.

After watching it from his hospital bed, the broadcaster quipped that it felt "a bit like This Is Your Life".

He added: "That was just amazing. Thank you to everyone."

Tribute video
Matt McGuinness

Your Questions: Why isn't Arboretum more well-known?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derby Arboretum was the first public park in Britain but Tony Gascoigne has used Your Questions to ask why it isn't more famous as a result.

We've asked the city council what efforts are being made to promote the Grade II-listed park's historic standing and will let you know when we hear back.

Derby Arboretum
Google

Football club's marketing boss departs

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The Derbyshire Times's Chesterfield reporter has just tweeted this. The club is currently up for sale.

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