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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 31 January 2017
  2. Hundreds gather in Derby anti-Trump protest
  3. Bomb squad called to house in Somercotes
  4. Magistrate warned over same-sex parent views
  5. Derby job agency helps clothe the homeless
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

Weather: Heavy rain

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Outbreaks of rain will turn more persistent and locally heavy through this evening and overnight, with mist and hill fog for many.

Min Temp: 6C (43F)

Weather
BBC

Wondering what RFID is?

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

I didn't know either..

The new library system will be controlled using RFID which will replace both the EM security strips and barcode.

RFID
BBC

They simplify self check-out and check-in. 

They are high-speed and can identify items which are out of proper order. 

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

  • £250,000 to electronically tag library books
  • Pupils wearing slippers 'to boost grade'
  • Same sex parenting view judge warned

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

New tags on books 'will give us better data'

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

Catherine Mills from the county's library service says it'll be a big improvement.

Speaking to us earlier she said: "The old bar code system wasn't a way of tracking how well the books were performing. 

"It was just a way of identifying a book on the catalogue.

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"What our RFID will do will give us better data, so we can actually see if a book's been reissued in a different library."  

Thieves steal valuable jewellery

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Thieves broke into a ground floor flat on Madeley Street in Derby, taking valuable jewellery.

The theft happened on 14 January, between 7.00 and 12.30 but Derbyshire police have only just released details.

Jewellery stolen
Derbyshire Police

The stolen items pictured above include a Swiss blue and white topaz ring, a fluorite and diamond gold ring and sky blue topaz and diamond gold earrings.  

£250,000 to electronically tag library books

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

One million books owned by Derbyshire County Council will be electronically tagged to make it easier to check them out from libraries. 

The policy was agreed by the authorities cabinet today, it'll cost more than a quarter of a million pounds.

council
BBC

Clean up for Florence statue

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

It looks like the Florence Nightingale statue had a clean up by the council today.

But will she move or will she stay? 

Apparently the statue has been vandalised and urinated on in the past.

Florence
BBC

Could wearing slippers in class be uniform policy?

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Emma Tichener said she hoped children wearing slippers in class would “enhance” their learning.

The head teacher at Findern Primary School said: "It is not a compulsory part of our uniform policy at present but may be in the future if we feel that wearing slippers in school is of benefit to our children's learning.”

Slippers
BBC

Professor Stephen Heppell’s research found that children who attended lessons without shoes worked harder and behaved better.  

Council phone lines back on

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

You can now get in touch with the council via phone.

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'Makes them more receptive to learning'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The head teacher who’s letting her pupils at Findern Primary School wear slippers to their lessons said they had been "more relaxed".

Emma Tichener said: "We have found that children are more relaxed and comfortable when wearing slippers in school and this makes them more receptive to learning and therefore more likely to learn."

Slippers
BBC

The trial at the school followed a 10-year study by Bournemouth University.  

Pupils wearing slippers ' to boost grades'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A primary school has allowed pupils to wear slippers in class after research suggested it helped them to get better grades.

Findern Primary School, in Derbyshire, has been trialing the idea that there are benefits to children's learning in a "shoeless" environment.

Findern school
BBC

The study, carried out over 10 years in 25 countries, found these children worked harder and behaved better.  

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Here's what's been going on across our region:

Your photos: Wet Heanor

BBC Weather Watchers

A very wet and windy miserable day today in Heanor. 

Thank you to our Weather Watcher Stoneyford View for sending this in.

Heanor
Stoneyford View

Same-sex parenting view judge warned

Sonia Kataria

BBC News Online

A magistrate has been issued with a formal warning after declining to analyse a family court case because of her personal views about same-sex parenting.

Susan Preston was reprimanded by judicial heads after an investigation into her conduct following a complaint at South Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in Derby.

Magistrate court
BBC

A spokesman said: "The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice considered that this amounted to misconduct and have issued Mrs Preston with a formal warning.

"Mrs Preston has also been asked to stand down from the family panel with immediate effect."

Barton potholes receive national attention

Burton Mail

The terrible potholes in Barton have been causing a stir across the country. 

River Wye oil spill re-inspected

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The Environment Agency has been back in Bakewell. 

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Antarctic walker to use 'bio-fuels'

Matthew Barlow

BBC Radio Derby

I asked Ghazala why she was choosing not to use important equipment, like a gas-burning stove, on this environmental friendly trip.

She told us: "The idea is to raise awareness of renewable energy systems so we can embrace those in our daily lives.

"We will have the natural energy's such as the sun, solar electric and solar thermal energy to power devices. 

"And we'll be using bio-fuels, so no fossil fuels will be used."

Tideswell woman prepares for Antarctic trek

Matthew Barlow

BBC Radio Derby

A woman from Tideswell is doing an Antarctic trek without using any fossil fuels, to get people to be more environmentally friendly in their everyday lives.

Ghazala Ahmad-Mear has been training in preparation for her 69 mile walk across the south pole next year.    

Antarctic trek
BBC

Your comments: 'He's got the backing at Burton'

Facebook

Yesterday we told you about Nigel Clough staying put as Burton Albion manager.

Many of you had lots to say on our Facebook page about this.

Stephanie Brown said: "Best choice he's made, Forest sack their managers at the drop of a hat. He's got the backing at Burton."

Esther Morris-Jones wrote: "We're happy he's staying."

Arthur Tamlyn added: "Good decision, so pleased. Perhaps we should all go and support Burton now?"

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Listen: Protesters voice opinion on Trump's travel ban

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Hundreds of protesters turned out in Derby yesterday against President Trump's travel ban.

Search for two good Samaritans who helped assault victim

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A man had his eye socket fractured when he was suddenly assaulted in the Morledge area.

Police would like to speak to two people who stopped to help the victim on Thursday evening.

Moreledge
Google

The attacker is described as white, in his mid 20s with dark brown hair.

Wasting police time charge for alleged armed robbery caller

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A man from Grimsby has been charged with wasting police time after allegedly making a false report of armed robbery. 

Police were called to Elton Road in Allenton, Derby, yesterday to reports a delivery driver had been threatened with a gun and had his wallet, phone and jewellery stolen. 

Elton rd
Google

The arrested man, who's 44, is due before Derby magistrates in March.

Latest headlines for Derbyshire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Here's what's been going on across our region today:

  • Hundreds turn out to protest against President Trump's travel ban
  • Job agency helps clothe the homeless
  • Bomb squad called to house in Somercotes 
  • Accident on M1 causing delays

How far will Derby County go in the FA Cup?

BBC Derby Sport

If they can beat Leicester to reach the last sixteen, the Rams will also meet the first non-Premier League opponents in their FA Cup run.

They've been drawn against League One outfit Millwall. Both the non-league sides still in the competition have drawn Premier League opposition

Rams
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Clough staying at Brewers is 'right thing to do'

BBC Derby Sport

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough believes staying at the club is the right thing to do.

He put an end to speculation that he might take on the Nottingham Forest job last night. 

Nigel Clough
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 A big part of that decision is thought to be Clough's relationship with Brewers chairman Ben Robinson.  

Accident closes lane on the M1

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Plans to travel on the M1 this morning? 

This is what it looks like on the southbound carriageway because of an accident between junction 25 and junction 24a to Derby and Nottingham.

A52
Highways England

Bomb squad called after 'flare' thrown at house

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

The bomb squad was called to Somercotes in the early hours of this morning after a flare-type device was thrown at a house. 

Officers were called to George Street just after midnight after the residents found a small cylinder. 

George Street
Google

The bomb disposal team examined it and said it was a flare or smoke device. 

Derbyshire Police said no one was injured.

Second day of telephone trouble for city council

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

They are currently having issues with the phone line, so check online for an alternative contact.

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Free coats to keep the homeless warm

Alex Blakemore

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A recruitment centre in Derby has been 'helping heat the homeless.'

Homeless people will be able to keep warm this winter by taking coats donated by passers-by.

Homeless rail
BBC

The rail outside its office in the Market Place allows people to contribute coats for the less fortunate.  

Trump travel ban 'immoral and wrong'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The Rev Alisdair Kay from Mackworth joined protesters in Derby last night. 

He said: "At the end of the day I believe in the rights of human beings, to hold a faith and to stand for their faith.

"To ban them from entry to any country on the grounds of religion is both immoral and wrong."

Trump protest
BBC

President Trump banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspended the US's refugee programme.

East Midlands weather outlook

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's today's forecast...

Trump's travel ban leads to protests

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Around 200 people gathered outside Derby's Council House last night to protest against President Trump's US travel ban.

Thousands joined the protest across the UK, with people voicing their opinion on the president's recent ban on seven Muslim countries. 

Trump protest
BBC

Your pictures: New Mills

BBC Weather Watchers

A beautiful view despite the very wet and windy weather this morning.

Thank you to our Weather Watcher George for sending this in.

New Mills
George

If you have any snaps send them into us here.

Travel: Traffic light failure on A601

BBC Travel

There is slow traffic on Friar Gate in Derby at the A601 Ford Street junction, because of a traffic light failure. 

Join us for today's live update

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Good morning, it's me with your news, travel, sport and weather for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire today. 

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