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  1. Updates on Monday 1 December
  2. More news, sport weather and travel from 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Monday's Local Live updates have now finished. Tuesday's updates will begin at 08:00.

Your photos: Ladybower view

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Melissa Dodd for sending us this superb shot of Ladybower Reservoir.

Ladybower Reservoir
Melissa Dodd

If you've taken any great pics of Derbyshire or east Staffordshire,

email or
tweet them to us.

Pregnant woman robbed

Alex Howick

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being charged with robbing a pregnant woman in Chellaston.

The 32-year-old victim had her bag snatched while waiting for a bus on Derby Road on Wednesday evening.

Dry and cloudy evening

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A dry but cloudy evening ahead with a few spots of light rain possible in the early hours. Lows of 5C (41F).

Christmas abroad

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Here at

BBC Radio Derby we're looking for Derbyshire ex-pats celebrating Christmas away from the UK. If that's you, or someone you know, we'd love to feature you on air.

Christmas on Bondi Beach in Sydney

Call 01332 616161 to speak to a member of our production team,

find us on facebook or send us an email

Have your say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

Let us know what you think.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

An overturned tanker is being removed from the A38 in Burton. I'll have the latest in my

17:00 bulletin.

'Deflated' by broken poppy

Littleover's Alison Moor described the moment she and her husband discovered their ceramic poppy had been damaged prior to being delivered.

Broken ceramic poppy

She's told

BBC Radio Derby: "We were anticipating opening our piece of history together and when it was broken it deflated us a bit."

Operation Cracker

BBC Radio Derby

There will be increased police patrols in Buxton in the run-up to Christmas in a bid to deter shop lifters.

Operation Cracker will feature a mixture of high visibility and plain-clothed patrols, and officers will also be offering advice to shoppers.

Ward's return

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County forward Jamie Ward is expected to continue his comeback from injury in tomorrow's U21 match against West Bromwich.

Jamie Ward
Getty Images

The 28-year-old has missed the last eight matches with a thigh problem.

Wingerworth crash

An accident has closed the A61 in Wingerworth,

warns BBC Travel.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Parts of the A38 in Burton are still closed because of an overturned tanker. I'll bring you the latest

at 16:00.

Beckett on Brown

Richard Spurr

BBC Radio Derby presenter

After 16:00 I'll be talking to Derby South Labour MP Margaret Beckett about Gordon Brown's decision to stand down as an MP.

Listen live.

Gordon Brown and Margaret Beckett
Getty Images

The former prime minister has been

in parliament for nearly 32 years.

A38 moving again

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Staffordshire Police

says a lane is being opened in each direction on the A38 in Burton after a fuel tanker overturned earlier.

It's warning motorists that the area remains congested.

No Xmas bin collections

Derby Telegraph

Derby City Council has confirmed there will be

no bin collections between Christmas and New Year - a move, it says, that will save £100,000.

Historic bridge hopes

BBC News Online has more on

plans to restore Derby's Friar Gate Bridge.

Friar Gate Bridge

Derby City Council's deputy leader Martin Rawson says he's hoping to secure Heritage Lottery funding for the estimated £1m worth of work needed to bring the bridge back into use.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

15:00 bulletin, hear more on the overturned fuel tanker that's closed the A38 in both directions.

Rat droppings on restaurant food

Rachael Gilchrist

News Editor, BBC Radio Derby

A restaurant owner in Derby has been fined after inspectors found mould and rat droppings on food in his kitchen.

Balvir Singh, who owns Indian Spicy Food on Normanton Road, pleaded guilty to 19 food hygiene, safety and labelling offences. He was ordered to pay £1,500 to the city council plus the same amount in costs.

Street piano to stick around

BBC Radio Derby

A piano left on a street in Normanton for passers-by to play has had its stay extended until Christmas.

Normanton piano

The instrument was put on Normanton Road by charity Sustrans in September to try to change negative perceptions about the area.

Watch: Time-lapse poppy removal

BBC News

has produced a time-lapse video of 888,246 ceramic poppies being removed from the Tower of London.

Time-lapse stills

The Derby-made flowers were removed by volunteers after millions had attended the World War One installation, created by local artist Paul Cummins.

Keogh injury update

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County captain Richard Keogh has a grade one hamstring tear.

He's doubtful for this weekend's home game against Brighton but not ruled out just yet.

News on the hour

Alex Howick

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The government is putting £15bn into the country's roads over the next five years - including junctions in Derby.

Find out more by listening to my

14:00 bulletin.

Pub boss punched customer

Derby Telegraph

A former Derby bar manager has been convicted of

punching a customer.

Grey Monday

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

Today's one of those dull, grey, overcast days with top temperatures of about 7C (45F).


We could see a few spots of drizzle here and there but it will be otherwise dry for the rest of the day.

Full forecast at 13:30 on BBC One.

Action on 999 delays

BBC Radio Derby

Experts are being brought in to help Staffordshire Police after reports found the time taken to answer 101 and 999 calls had worsened in recent months.

An action plan has been agreed with the police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis and work has started to address what he calls "major shortfalls".

Your pictures on our Facebook

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Our new

Facebook cover photo was taken by George Dawn in Foolow.

Facebook cover photo
George Dawn/Facebook

If you'd like to nominate one of your own pictures, email it to

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

More control room operators are going to be trained to help Staffordshire Police - after reports found the time taken to answer calls nearly doubled over the last year.

More on this and other stories in

our 13:00 bulletin.

East Midlands Today

Geeta Pendse


On BBC One at 13:30, the government says it plans to tackle some of the most congested roads in the East Midlands, including the M1 corridor.

And find out how the ceramic poppies created in Derby are now being distributed around the world.

Amber Valley shop project

A project which gives small businesses in Heanor the chance to sell from a shop for the first time is to receive a £4,775 grant from the borough council.

The Community Shop Project involves the town's traders' association renting a unit on Market Street which can be used by multiple start-up firms without them having to commit to the costs of a full shop.

New look for gym

Ashbourne Leisure Centre has reopened its fitness suite

following a £60,000 upgrade.

Ashbourne Leisure Centre fitness suite
Derbyshire Dales District Council

New gym equipment has been added and the suite has been redecorated using a grant from Derbyshire County Council.

Motorway disruption

A broken down vehicle is blocking an entry slip road on the M1 northbound at J29a,

warns BBC Travel.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Plans to install flyovers on the A38 in Derby are part of 84 schemes included in the government's so-called "roads revolution".

I'll bring you more on this in my

12:00 bulletin.

Teenager impresses on debut

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County boss Steve McClaren says 19-year-old Kwame Thomas showed he has a bright future at the club after making his debut during

Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Leeds.

Kwame Thomas
Getty Images

The teenager came off the bench in the second half at Elland Road but squandered Derby's best chance of the game.

Watch: New homes for WW1 poppies

While about 200 of the Derby-made Tower of London poppies have been damaged during delivery, many more have arrived safely via a distribution centre in Alfreton. BBC News's Tim Muffett

has this report.

Tower of London poppy in new home

Future of Burton fair pondered

Burton Mail

'Leave our fair alone' seems to be the message from people in Burton, after they were asked for their views on the future of the annual Statutes event.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, a fitness suite costing tens of thousands of pounds is opened at a Derbyshire leisure centre.

Peak District emergency

A climber broke his leg in a fall at Birchen Edge near Baslow over the weekend.

Birchen Edge rescue
Edale Mountain Rescue Team

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before being carried to an ambulance by members of the

Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

Cash bid for Friar Gate

BBC Radio Derby

A bid for lottery funding is to be made to try to bring Friar Gate Bridge back into use.

Friar Gate Bridge

Derby City Council says it could cost up to £900,000 to repair the crossing, which was built more than 130 years ago.

Via Twitter

East Midlands Trains tweets: Ticket collection machines at Chesterfield station are currently out of action but customers who have pre-booked tickets can board with just their reference numbers.