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Live Reporting

Khia Lewis-Todd

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

  2. BBC award-winning boxing club founder welcomed

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Last night, Derby welcomed Nottingham's Marcellus Baz at the Mighty Creative Gala, which was held at The Roundhouse.

    Baz has been recognised for his work in the community and recently won the BBC Unsung Hero award.

    Creative Gala

    Last night's event looked at forming a partnership with Nottingham School of Boxing and Switch Up, giving local young people a wide range of opportunities in creative methods and sports.  

  3. East Midlands weather update: Heavy rain overnight

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Tonight, it’ll be cloudy with further outbreaks of rain through this evening and overnight. 

    The rain could be heavy at times, becoming patchier in the early hours.

  4. 'Illicit' tobacco and alcohol seized across counties

    Rory Gallimore

    BBC Radio Derby

    More than 182,000 cigarettes and 43kg of "illicit" tobacco has been uncovered in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

    Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) visited 43 retail premises across Derby and Burton-upon-Trent on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The visits led to suspected illegal tobacco and alcohol products being seized from 18 premises - including 97,845 cigarettes with an estimated value of £32,289.

    Seized goods

    A van and a car, that were found to contain suspected illicit cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco, were also seized by HMRC officers in Derby.

  5. Missing Chesterfield man found

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier on we told you about 33-year-old James Mohan, from Chesterfield, who went missing on Tuesday.

    Derbyshire Police has now confirmed he has been found safe and well.

  6. New measures after man's hand caught in police van door

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    New safety devices have been installed in police custody vans - after an arrested man's hand became caught in the door of a Derbyshire Police vehicle.

    A man was detained in Dronfield for being drunk and disorderly on 6 June, 2015. He was handcuffed and put into a police van to be taken to Chesterfield Police Station, an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) spokesman said.

    However, on arrival, it was discovered that one of the man's hands had got caught in the door. He required immediate hospital treatment and was later released without charge.

    Police van

    Following an IPCC investigation, it was concluded there was no case to answer for misconduct for any of the officers involved, but it became apparent during interviews with officers that none had received any formal training in placing non-compliant prisoners into caged vehicles.

    The need for training in this area was accepted by the force, the IPCC said.

    Police have now installed flexible finger trap covers on its caged van doors to prevent a similar incident happening again.

  7. Charity walkers leave Yorkshire

    About 40 Barnsley fans have left Yorkshire as they walk their way to Derby today.

    Wet walkers

    Their aim is to get to Derby by 14:00 tomorrow afternoon and watch their team play Derby County in the Championship.  

    I hope they packed their raincoats, because it's been pouring down...

    The group's raising money for the Campaign Against Living Miserably in memory of Ashley Salkeld, a Barnsley fan who committed suicide aged 25.

  8. Preview: Derby County v Barnsley

    BBC Derby Sport

    Here's a preview of tomorrow's Championship game between Derby County and Barnsley. 

    Darren Bent
  9. Public invited to sign Andy Potter condolence book

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Just a quick reminder - members of the public are being invited to sign a book of condolence for presenter Andy Potter.

    Andy Potter

    It is in BBC Radio Derby's reception, which is open weekdays from 09:00 until 17:00.  

  10. Your photos: Upper Elkstone

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Our Weather Watcher snowyowl sent in this photo of heavy rain flooding the track at Upper Elkstone.

    Upper Elkstone
  11. Your comments: 'Hope to see them again though in Derby'


    Earlier on we told you about Derby's iconic poppies coming back home, for an exhibition at the Silk Mill.

    This attracted lots of comments on our Facebook , here are a few:

    Trish Bott said: "Saw them in London, fantastic sight, hope to see them again though in Derby."

    Wendy Thornton wrote: "About time! Looking forward to seeing them."

    Phil Paula Brown added:" Went to Lincoln to see them they looked stunning."

  12. Villa's Leandro Bacuna given ban after Rams match

    BBC Derby Sport

    Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna has been given a six-match ban following his sending off against Derby County last month.

    Leandro Bacuna
  13. Latest headlines across Derbyshire

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's been going on across the region:

    • Murder arrest after house 'stabbing'
    • Ceramic poppies coming back to Derby
    • Doubt over electrification of Midland Mainline
    • Derbyshire refugee charity warehouse to be sold by city council
    • Derby County v Barnsley
  14. BreakingMurder arrest after house 'stabbing'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 31-year-old man at a house in Allenton.

    Derbyshire Police said they were called to a house in Allen Street last night at about 17:55 following reports a man had been stabbed.

    The 31-year-old man was found with fatal injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.

    The detained man, 41, is in police custody. 

    Allen Street
  15. Closure order granted for Eckington home

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A house in Eckington where tenants were suspected of carrying out drug related activity and anti-social behaviour has been closed by police. 

    The closure of the property on Cedar Close was granted at Chesterfield Justice Centre on 23 February.

    Eckington Close

    This follows a series of reports and complaints about drug related activity, public order and nuisance behaviour.

  16. Your photos: Rainy Belper

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This photo from our Weather Watcher ScoobyJoo in Belper, just about sums up how miserable and wet today is across the region.

  17. Missing Chesterfield man

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    James Mahon from Chesterfield, was last seen on Tuesday at 20:40, at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

    Derbyshire Police  are concerned on the whereabouts of the 33-year-old.

    James Mahon
  18. Midland Railway Centre train vandalised

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A train carriage has been vandalised at the Midland Railway Centre in Ripley.

    The carriage was sprayed with graffiti between 14 and 15 February.

  19. Twycross Zoo teaching elephants to walk into transport crates

    Heidi Booth

    Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

    Earlier on in the week we told you about Twycross Zoo moving their Asian elephants elsewhere.

    Twycross will now begin a year-long training programme to teach the herd to walk into a transport crate.

    It's hoped they will breed and ensure the survival of the species.


    Today I caught up with the zoo's director of life sciences, Dr Charlotte Macdonald.

    She said: "They are very attractive animals - because we have two females of reproductive age, plus a young female calf who will then become a breeder in the future.

    "I think actually a few zoos will want to take them".

  20. Scott Carson: 'Players need to take more responsibility'

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson believes the players need to take more responsibility for their recent poor run. 

    Scott Carson

    The Rams host Barnsley tomorrow without a win in six - they are now 10 points off the playoffs.  

    You can hear more from Scott Carson in his interview here.