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Derby City Council
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 5||Total councillors 23||Change-3|
|Elected in 2018 8||Total councillors 20||Change+3|
|Elected in 2018 2||Total councillors 5||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 2||Total councillors 3||ChangeNo results|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
Police say the Explosive Ordinance Division have confirmed the package at Derby City Council House is not suspicious and the area is safe.
The cordon has been removed, staff are re-entering the building and the roads are in the process of being reopened.
BBC Radio Derby, political reporter
Derby's political leadership is being asked to change its mind on the Sinfin waste treatment plant tonight.
A majority of the city council urged the ruling Conservative party to drop the contract last month.
The most likely outcome tonight is that the cabinet won't make a decision at all.
The recommendation being put to them is that they defer a decision until more information is available.
Labour has criticised that as a delaying tactic. And a delay could mean the plant is approved by default.
The contract only allows the council to pull out of the Sinfin plant if it's not working. Its developers say it expects it to be fully operational within three months.
Derby City Council has voted to pull out of a contract to build a new waste treatment plant in Sinfin.
The vote took place during a public meeting last night but the final decision rests with the Conservative cabinet - and all but one party member on the council abstained from the vote.
The public meeting followed complaints from residents about unexpected smells and noises coming the plant - dubbed Sinfin incinerator - during its testing phase.
The new facility has also failed a series of tests set out in the contract between the city council, the county council and operators RRS.
The cabinet is due to meet in a fortnight to discuss the issue but it's understood withdrawing from the contract would be far from straightforward.
BBC Radio Derby, political reporter
The Alfreton Road railway bridge in Derby has been "significantly damaged" by a water main, which burst in August.
The BBC has learned the internal structure of the 180-year-old bridge was damaged meaning it could take an "extended period" to repair.
A council engineer has said it has been left leaking "like a colander" and that it was lucky there wasn't a catastrophe.
The road has been closed since August, leading to congestion on nearby routes including the A61.
Derby City Council leader, Chris Poulter, has said the latest information he has is that the council is working with Network Rail to get an assessment of the bridge done.
We're expecting an update from the council later today.
Tony Wallis has been trying to get attention from the authorities since moving from the city centre.
Derby City Council says it's likely to be another few days before it can assess the extent of damage caused to a bridge by a burst water main yesterday.
The bridge, in Alfreton Road, remains cordoned off after the pipe burst and flooded the surrounding area.
Deputy leader Matthew Holmes said: "Severn Trent will work to fix their water main, and we will work together with them to repair the surrounding road.
“The bridge is slightly more complicated. It is still waterlogged, meaning we are unable to make any judgement on its safety until the water has drained and we are able to access it properly. This may take several days.
"After we have assessed the structure of the bridge, we will begin repair work – if necessary – as quickly as possible.
"The road closure is now isolated to the bridge, with fairly straightforward diversions in place."
Derby's Market Square fountain, which is being switched back on today after two years, will be turned off in the event of a water shortage.
The city council replied to a tweet, which criticised the move, calling it "great timing" during the ongoing heatwave.
Volunteers will be cleaning up gum, repairing cracked paving slabs and painting benches in the city centre today as part of a "deep clean".
The council has since pointed out that the fountain will be turned off from 22:00 to 06:00, not 18:00 as stated in the tweet.
The leader of Derby City Council, Chris Poulter, has said the authority will be doing all it can to help people affected by the Rolls-Royce job cuts back into work.
"It is a worry, but these are very skilled employees," he told BBC Radio Derby.
"There are opportunities across Derby... one of our focuses will be to encourage and find ways of redeploying these people locally for the benefit of our own local economy."
Ranjit Banwait has said he is challenging the election result in Boulton that saw him lose his seat in Derby to UKIP's Paul Bettany.
In response UKIP’s leader in Derby, Alan Graves, has said: "I'm surprised that the Labour party are prepared to be seen as a party that wants to pervert democracy. It smacks of desperation. They should respect the people that voted.”