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29 December 2014 Last updated at 08:05

Hotel staff save stranded motoristsRob Salmon's children

Staff at a hotel are branded heroes for opening up following heavy snow which left a number of people stranded on roads in Derbyshire.


Ponies in snowy fieldRecord 2014 freeze for parts of UK

A cold weather alert is in place until Wednesday with the East Midlands at risk.

Derbyshire police have released 12 images of men who went missing from Sudbury prison between 1992 and 2006Prison has 19 inmates on the run

Detectives hunting on-the-run inmates have re-issued an appeal for help in finding the convicts.

John Hess Article written by John Hess John Hess Political editor, East Midlands

General Election 2015: Economy will be key to predicting East Midlands results

Why the performance of the economy is crucial in predicting the General Election results in the East Midlands this year.

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BBC Local Live

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    09:47: Snow closes route BBC Travel

    BBC Travel warns the A6024 in High Peak is closed from the Holmfirth turn-off because of ice and snow.

     
  2.  
    09:24: Radio Derby snowman Alex Howick BBC Radio Derby reporter

    Here's my finished snowman in Tissington.

    Tissington snowman

    Any resemblance to BBC Radio Derby's Richard Spurr or Andy Twigge are entirely coincidental.

     
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    09:12: Brewers match postponed Owen Bradley BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says the safety of his players was paramount after Burton Albion's game at Accrington Stanley was called off just 45 minutes before kick-off.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

    A frozen pitch at the Crown Ground gave referee Mark Brown no option but to postpone the match and Hasselbaink supported the decision.

     
  4.  
    08:56: Council's naked search BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council is on the hunt for nude models for their adult education classes.

    The sessions require punctuality, personal confidence - and the ability to hold a pose for 20 to 30 minutes.

     
  5.  
    08:46: Slippery platforms

    East Midlands Trains tweets: Good morning, please take care on our stations today, platforms are reported as being slippery.

     
  6.  
    08:34: Radio Derby snowman Alex Howick BBC Radio Derby reporter

    There's still plenty of snow in Tissington where I'm attempting to build a snowman - all in the name of journalism!

    Alex's snowman

    I can confirm it's definitely still double-socks weather. I've also forgotten how to build a snowman.

     
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    08:21: Send us your snow pics Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Snow still covers much of Derbyshire, including Buxton, following a wintry storm on Friday.

    Snow in Buxton

    Send your snow pics to derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk and I'll feature the finest examples.

     
  8.  
    08:09: Cold but sunny Charlie Slater BBC Weather

    A cold, frosty and even foggy start to the day with lots of sunshine but it will remain cold with ice for some. Highs of 3C (37F).

     
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    08:00: Good morning Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone. I'm here with today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and east Staffordshire.

    Get involved by emailing your comments and photos to derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweeting us at @bbcderby

     

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