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Summary

  1. Snow and ice causes travel problems
  2. Man filmed kicking cat in head
  3. Little Mix announce Donington Park show
  4. Rams star Hughes signs new contract
  5. Updates for Friday 13 January 2017

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By Gavin Bevis

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thanks for joining us for today's Local Live updates. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather on Monday morning.

Weather: Frosty night ahead

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

There will be clear spells tonight with scattered cloud and the chance of a wintry shower in the early hours. Lows of -1C (30F) with a widespread sharp frost likely.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a final recap of today's top stories:

  • A man is caught on CCTV kicking a cat in the head
  • Snow and ice causes travel disruption around Derbyshire
  • Derby County's FA Cup game against Leicester City will be televised

Your pictures: Snow in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This was how Calke Abbey looked this afternoon. The photo was uploaded by Weather Watcher Sky Girl.

Calke Abbey
Sky Girl

Watch: Raccoon dog rescued from trap 'will make a full recovery'

Tim Wedgwood

BBC Local Live

A raccoon dog, which was caught in a trap in Derbyshire, will make a full recovery, RSPCA vets in Cheshire say.  

Raccoon dog at Stapeley Grange

They're looking after the wild animal at their Stapeley Grange centre near Nantwich after someone found her in the trap in Glossop. 

The trap was removed under sedation in Manchester before the raccoon dog was taken to the Cheshire centre. 

Stapeley Grange Manager Lee Stewart told me for BBC Radio Stoke that the animal hadn't suffered any broken bones and "will make a full recovery".  

Cat kicker could face prison or huge fine

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

RSPCA inspector Sarah Burrows said: “Inflicting such a horrific attack on a defenceless cat is sickening and it’s important we track down the people responsible.

“If prosecuted under the Animal Welfare Act of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, a person could face up to six months in prison and a fine of up to £20,000.”

Man caught on camera kicking cat

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police and the RSPCA are investigating after a man's pet cat was violently kicked outside his home in Derby. 

Patrick McGeary captured the moment Millie was attacked on CCTV and says it's left him angry and upset.

The cat suffered a suspected broken jaw and is being treated by vets.

Warning: Video contains upsetting content

Rams v Foxes to be shown live

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derby County's FA Cup fourth round match against Leicester City is going to be televised.

The Pride Park encounter will kick off at the slightly unusual time of 19:55 on Friday 27 January. 

Hunt for park motorbike trio

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Give police a call if you can help identify these nitwits.

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Parents angered by shoe crackdown

Derby Telegraph

A Derby school criticised by parents for getting tough about its footwear policy has hit back saying it was reminding them of the need to wear proper shoes and not introducing a new rule.  

Brewers boss wants more goals

BBC Derby Sport

Nigel Clough says strengthening his attacking options will be his priority in the remainder of the transfer window.

Nigel Clough
Getty Images

The Burton Albion manager says he's happy with his defensive set-up but still wants more options up front.  

Your pictures: Snow in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

You've got Weather Watcher Paula to thank for this splendid photo of Edale.

Edale
Paula

Two more roads reopen

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

That's three out of four back open - just waiting on you now, Holme Moss.

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Route reopens

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

You can now use Cat and Fiddle - but only if you promise not to drive like a wally.

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Your views: More council tax cash for police

Facebook

The idea of increasing council tax to give police in Derbyshire more money hasn't gone down very well on our Facebook page.

Ajit Atwal posted: "Get rid of the police & crime commissioner & all of his office & that's a substantial amount of saving there simple."

Brenda Fox concurred, saying: "Well said we Don't need them and their salaries would pay for more policing! WHY SHOULD THE POOR GET EVEN POORER !!"  

Hardyal Dhindsa
BBC

Busy gritters

'Crash for cash' gang go on trial

Derby Telegraph

The trial has begun of a gang of alleged fraudsters who involved themselves in a so-called "crash for cash" conspiracy.

'We're looking for players of all ages and abilities'

#PeoplesCup

Have you ever dreamt of walking out onto the pitch at Wembley or lifting a cup in front of 90,000 fans?

The 2017 FA People's Cup - the UK's biggest free five-a-side football competition - is offering the chance to do just that.

Find out about the 16 different categories and dates of the competition here - then find out where your nearest venue is and how to sign up here.

Your pictures: Snow in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Looks like the snow's got these birds all in a flap in aptly-named Wingerworth.

Thanks to Weather Watcher Janice's Patch for the pic.

Wingerworth
Janice's Patch

Rams can jump into play-off places

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

And here's how the table looks ahead of tonight's big game.

League table
BBC

Key period for Rams promotion hopes

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derby County travel to Leeds United tonight looking to get their promotion push back on track after a 3-0 defeat at Norwich two weeks ago. Here's how the next few weeks look.

Fixtures
BBC

Coxbench crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This is what's caused those delays on the A38 southbound...

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Your pictures: Snow in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Buxton's looking pretty fine today. Great photo by Weather Watcher Micron.

Buxton
Micron

Your comments: New deal for Hughes

Facebook

A joyous response on BBC Derby Sport's Facebook page after Will Hughes put pen to paper on a new Rams deal.

Will Hughes
Getty Images

Ian Carter wrote: "Nice one Will, true Ram, now let's get you that premier league football you want!"

Martin Cook went further: "That's the best bit of business we will do in this transfer window." 

Midfielder heads to Carlisle

BBC Sport

Chesterfield midfielder Gary Liddle has swapped a League Two relegation battle for a League One promotion chase by signing for Carlisle United on an 18-month deal.

Gary Liddle
Getty Images

Watch: Spectacular starling shows in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Have you seen this yet? It features some amazing murmurations spotted in Stoney Middleton.

Snow-hit roads still shut

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's the latest list of roads across the county that have been closed by snow and ice:

  • A54 between Bosley and Buxton
  • A537 Cat and Fiddle Road between Macclesfield and Buxton
  • A6024 Woodhead Road between Holmfirth and High Peak
  • A57 Snake Pass between Glossop and Ladybower Reservoir

Your pictures: Snow in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Light dusting for the plughole at Ladybower Reservoir. Pic by Weather Watcher Cloudspotter.

Ladybower Reservoir
Cloudspotter

McClaren happy Hughes is staying

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The new Will Hughes deal has got Rams boss Steve McClaren all excited.

He told the club's website: “Will is an exciting young talent and a really important player for this football club. 

“I’m excited about seeing him continue to develop, improve and play a key role here at Derby County moving forwards.”

New deal for Hughes

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Big news Rams fans - Will Hughes has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract.

The 21-year-old (seen here doing the Greased Lightning dance) has played 170 times for Derby since making his debut five years ago.

Will Hughes
Getty Images

Derby v Burton moved

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

New date for your diary, football fans - the Derby County v Burton Albion match at Pride Park Stadium has been put back to Tuesday 21 February.

The teams were due to meet on Saturday 28 January but that's no longer possible due to the Rams selfishly failing to get knocked out of the FA Cup.

Your pictures: Snow in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Ready for another snow pic? Here's the scene in Hollinsclough - picture courtesy of Weather Watcher Heatherbell.

Hollinsclough
Heatherbell

Snow closes schools

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The wintry weather has given pupils the day off at 14 schools in Derbyshire. The list includes Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Ashbourne.

Little Mix 'understand brilliance'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The press release announcing Little Mix's Donington Park show is suitably bombastic.

Little Mix
Getty Images

It said: "Pop acts like Little Mix don't come along that often. 

"Growing better and bolder with each new album, they understand the brilliance of pop music and how it relates to their passionate and loyal fan base."

Donington Park show for Little Mix

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Stop everything - Little Mix have announced a gig at Donington Park on 1 July. Tickets go on sale on Monday.

Here they are showing off their fingers.

Little Mix
Getty Images

Winter wonderland

Matthew Barlow

BBC Radio Derby

Pretty thick in Buxton - perfect for snowman building!

Buxton
BBC

Nugent could face Leeds

BBC Derby Sport

Derby County's new striker David Nugent is available to make his debut at Leeds United this evening.

Will Hughes is also back from suspension for the televised game at Elland Road.

David Nugent
Getty Images

Council tax rise 'to generate critical revenue'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Hardyal Dhindsa said a recent consultation found 73% of people supported increasing the policing portion of the council tax bill by 2% or higher.

He said: "The overwhelming majority of local people living in Derbyshire understand the burden we face and are willing to support this small but necessary rise to generate critical revenue."

Police boss wants more council tax cash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa wants to increase the amount of council tax that goes towards policing by 2%.

He said the rise would cost the average household just over £3.50 a year and bring in an extra £1m - the equivalent of 25 police officers.

Hardyal Dhindsa
Hardyal Dhindsa