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  1. Updates for Tuesday 30 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Post update

    Today's updates have finished. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday.

  2. Tonight's weather

    It should stay dry with clear intervals, patchy cloud and the chance of frost and fog. Lows of 1C (34F).

    More detail here.

  3. Market revamp planned

    Chesterfield Borough Council is spending £15,000 on a consultation to come up with a new layout for the town's open-air market.

    Chesterfield Market

    It said the study would look into increasing the number of stalls in a prominent position, putting in more power points and increasing aisle space.

  4. Team news

    Derby County's Craig Bryson (pictured) will have a late fitness test ahead of tonight's home game against Leeds after missing the Boxing Day win against Birmingham with a calf injury.

    Craig Bryson

    Jeff Hendrick, Cyrus Christie and Johnny Russell all came through their first games back at St Andrew's and Jake Buxton is back from suspension.

  5. Hate crime in the snow

    An investigation has begun after a racially offensive word and a Swastika were written in snow on the bonnet of a car in New Mills.

    Police said they were treating the incident, which happened on Church Street overnight between 26 and 27 December, as a hate crime after a resident said they were extremely upset at what was written.

  6. Ice alert

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service tweets: Some rural Derbyshire roads still experiencing problems due to ice! Take care if traveling on remote routes!

  7. Basketball star dies

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Tributes have been paid following the death of one of the first Americans to play professional basketball in Derby.

    Clarence Wiggins

    Clarence Wiggins came to the city in 1983 and subsequently took up a teaching post at Noel Baker School, while continuing to play and coach. He died yesterday of a suspected heart attack.

  8. Bin backlog

    Erewash Borough Council has published a list of all the streets its refuse collection teams were able to pick up from today and yesterday due to the wintry conditions.

    It said the teams would aim to collect missed bins on Friday instead.

  9. News on the hour

    Ian Wood

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Health chiefs in Derbyshire are building up a network of volunteers to help people newly discharged from hospital.

    I'll bring you the details in my 17:00 bulletin.

  10. Caven philosophical

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby's Jamie Caven saw the positive side following his narrow defeat to former world champion Raymond van Barneveld at the PDC World Darts Championship.

    Jamie Caven

    He said: "I can't be too despondent with my own performance, I've played alright there really - and I needed to, to be in with a shout."

  11. Dog attacked four people

    A woman whose dog bit four people on a path has received a suspended sentence and been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years, Derbyshire Police says.

  12. Market rethink

    Chesterfield Market is set for a major revamp after officials were told it suffered from "poor" levels of use.

    Chesterfield Market

    A report to the borough council said occupancy among the open-air market's 151 stalls sometimes fell below 50%.

  13. News on the hour

    Ian Wood

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 16:00 bulletin, tributes are paid following the death of a professional basketball player from America who taught at a school in Derby.

  14. Ambulance service feeling strain

    East Midlands Today

    East Midlands Ambulance Service says freezing conditions over the past few days and unnecessary callouts are putting it under significant strain.

    East Midlands Ambulance Service call centre

    The service says it has had to deal with nearly 5,500 more cases than the same period last year, but only half of those who called actually required hospital treatment.

  15. Derby v Leeds

    Derby City Council tweets: We've gritted the footpaths around the football ground this morning. Take care if you're travelling to the match later #Derby #gritting

  16. 'Space' diamond found

    BBC Radio Derby

    A £12,000 diamond launched into space from Derbyshire this summer as part of a publicity stunt has been found.

    The jewel, which was projected 100,000 feet into the air by an online retailer, was discovered in a hedgerow in Brattleby, Lincolnshire, by 75-year-old Allan Bell, who now gets to keep it.

  17. Gritting requests

    If you're unhappy a road you use has not been gritted, you can report it to Derbyshire County Council through its website.

    The council says gritting requests will be dealt with in order of where need is greatest.

  18. News on the hour

    Ian Wood

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Tributes have been paid following the death of Clarence Wiggins, who was one of the first Americans to play professional basketball in Derby.

    I'll bring you the details in my 15:00 bulletin.

  19. Racecourse decision deferred

    Uttoxeter Racecourse says tomorrow's racing fixture will be subject to another course inspection at 08:30.

    It tweeted: "Sorry for indecision but we do have a chance of racing."

  20. Send us your pictures

    Tweet @bbcderby

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The Tissington Trail is looking suitably wintry at the moment.

    Tissington Trail

    Send your snowy pictures to or tweet us @BBCDerby

  21. A38 crash

    The A38 is closed in both directions between the A610 junction and Watchorn Island following an accident involving a lorry and two vehicles, says BBC Travel.

  22. News on the hour

    Ian Wood

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Officials at Uttoxeter Racecourse are due to inspect the ground this afternoon to see if the New Year's Eve fixture can go ahead.

    I'll bring you the latest in my 14:00 bulletin.

  23. Shopping traffic warning

    BBC Travel warns there are delays around the Kingsway Retail Park in Derby due to high numbers of shoppers.

  24. 'Awful' Christmas after lift breaks

    BBC Radio Derby

    Betty, 90, was one of several elderly residents left stranded after a lift broke at a sheltered housing block in Ashbourne over Christmas.

    She said: "I would have gone to my daughter's. I just sat and watched my telly. What else could I do?

    "It was horrible. I hope I never ever experience another Christmas like this."

  25. Cup sleepover

    Simon Hare

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Ryan O'Donnell, 10, slept next to the FA Cup last night after winning a competition.

    Ryan O'Donnell

    Security guards were stationed outside his home in Breadsall Hilltop overnight to prevent anyone stealing the famous trophy.

  26. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    A £12,000 diamond launched into the sky from a secret location near Matlock last August has been found by a lucky 75-year-old.

    Hear more on this and other stories in our 13:00 bulletin.

  27. Council's new logo

    Derbyshire Times

    Chesterfield Borough Council is changing its logo in a £13,600 revamp.

  28. MPs remembered

    Ex-Chesterfield MP Tony Benn features in a BBC News round-up of notable former politicians who died in 2014.

    Tony Benn
  29. Appeal after teen hurt

    Police are appealing for information after a teenager received a stab wound during a fight on Normanton Road in Derby.

    Det Sgt Gareth Fuller said: "We know that there were a number of people in the street at the time, either on foot or in cars."

  30. Caven knocked out

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby's Jamie Caven suffered an agonising defeat to five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld in the second round of the World Darts Championship yesterday.

    Jamie Caven is consoled by Raymond van Barneveld

    The world number 19 lost 4-3 to the Dutchman for the second year running at London's Alexandra Palace

  31. Race day under threat

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Tomorrow's racing at Uttoxeter Racecourse will be subject to an inspection at 14:00.

    The Staffordshire circuit is currently covered by about half an inch of snow.

  32. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 12:00 bulletin, officials at Uttoxeter Racecourse say they will inspect the course this afternoon to see if the New Year's Eve fixture can go ahead.

  33. Afternoon outlook

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    Some cloud will be around on an otherwise bright afternoon. It will stay cold throughout with temperatures struggling to about 3C (37F).

  34. Youth clubs to close

    BBC Radio Derby

    Staffordshire youth councillor Jack Taylor said the county council's decision to close all youth clubs from tomorrow was unsurprising.

    He said: "Across the country, services for young people are being targeted [by councils] as an easy way to save money."

  35. Your photos: Derbyshire snow

    Tweet @bbcderby

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    There's still plenty of snow on the ground across Derbyshire. Jonathan Ward sent us this fantastic photo of Bonsall.


    Is it snowy where you are? Email or tweet us your photos from the past few days.

  36. Teen injured in fight

    Police said a teenager received a stab wound during a fight in Normanton yesterday evening.

    A 20-year-old suffered minor injuries and a shop window was broken during the disturbance on Normanton Road at about 18:50.

  37. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Officials at Uttoxeter Racecourse will be inspecting the track at 14:00 ahead of the scheduled New Year's Eve fixture.

    I'll bring you the details in my 11:00 bulletin.

  38. FA Cup sleepover

    East Midlands Today

    A 10-year-old Derby County fan has won a competition to keep the FA Cup at his house for the night.

    Ryan O'Donnell with the FA Cup at the iPro Stadium

    Ryan O'Donnell, from Breadsall Hilltop, hosted the famous trophy last night and will also be a guest of honour at the Rams' third round tie against Southport on Saturday.

  39. City Link collapse delayed lift repair

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Peverel Retirement, which owns Chatsworth Court in Ashbourne, has apologised after residents at the sheltered housing complex were left without a lift for 11 days over Christmas.

    It said repairs were delayed when a replacement part due to be delivered by City Link never arrived due to the collapse of the company.

  40. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen


    Repairs to the lift in a sheltered home in Ashbourne were delayed after the parcel delivery firm City Link failed to deliver a new part.

    I'll bring you the details in my 10:00 bulletin on BBC Radio Derby.

  41. Year in pictures

    Derby-made ceramic poppies which attracted millions of people to the Tower of London are included in BBC News's round-up of the most striking photos of 2014.

  42. Cat shot dead

    BBC Radio Derby

    A cat has died after being shot with an airgun in Hilton on Christmas Day.

    Owner Gail Millward says she is devastated and cannot comprehend why anyone would want to do such a thing.

  43. Action to remove travellers

    Derby Telegraph

    Court actions to remove travellers on Derby City Council land are at a five-year high.

  44. Bin backlog

    Amber Valley Borough Council tweets: If your bin has not been emptied due to the conditions we will try and get to it as soon as conditions allow

  45. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 09:00 bulletin, I'll have more on the decision to close all of Staffordshire's youth clubs.

  46. Youth clubs to shut

    BBC Radio Derby

    Youth clubs in Staffordshire are closing down from tomorrow after the county council decided it could no longer afford to fund them.

    The decision was opposed by the county's youth council, which argued they provide an essential service for young people.

  47. Rams seek revenge

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County first team coach Paul Simpson says his players are still smarting from the defeat Leeds United inflicted on them a month ago.

    Paul Simpson

    The two clubs meet again at the iPro Stadium tonight and Simpson says it's a chance for the Rams to make amends for what went wrong at Elland Road.

  48. Broken lift 'ruined Christmas'

    BBC Radio Derby

    Residents in a sheltered home in Derbyshire have complained they were left isolated over Christmas when their lift stopped working.

    The lift at Ashbourne's Chatsworth Court was out of action for 11 days - including Christmas Day - leaving several disabled residents stranded.

  49. Icy roads warning

    Derbyshire County Council tweets: Roads may still be icy so please take care. Main roads were gritted from 4am, secondaries later. More here

  50. Today's forecast

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    It's a frosty and icy start to the day with some freezing fog patches in places, ahead of another cold but often bright and sunny day with highs of just 3C (37F).

    More details for the coming days are here.

  51. 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 or tweeting us @bbcderby.