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  1. Updates on Monday 8 December 2014
  2. 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

Today's Local Live updates have now come to an end. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

Tonight's forecast

A cold evening and night is forecast with mainly clear skies, allowing a frost to form.

The wind will ease too, which may allow the odd shallow fog patch to form.

Get your local forecast.

Third round draw

Derby County and Chesterfield both feature in the FA Cup third round draw,

taking place at 19:00.

The FA Cup
Getty Images

The Rams are number 15 while Spireites fans should look out for number 53.

Uni gets £5m for new building

The University of Derby's

has been given a £5m government grant to help fund a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics centre.

University of Derby Markeaton Street sute

The £12m building, due to open in 2017, will increase the size of the university's Markeaton Street site by 30%.

Drink-drive charge after crash

A 30-year-old man

has been charged with drink-driving following a two-car crash in Chesterfield.

The man was arrested at the scene after a Ford Mondeo and a Skoda Fabia collided on Chesterfield Road, in Shuttleworth, on Saturday evening.

M1 clears

The Highways Agency

tweets: #M1 #Derbyshire. The long delays caused by the earlier overturned vehicle at J30 northbound have now cleared. Thanks for your patience.

Engine deal for JCB


has secured a £4.5m contract to supply engines to Coventry-based construction company Terex GB.

The engines will be made at JCB's power systems factory in Foston.

Man hurt in bus crash

Derby Telegraph

A man

was involved in a collision with a bus in Derby city centre at 12.50pm today.

Jack beaten to award

Derby actor Jack O'Connell missed out on the Best Actor gong at last night's British Independent Film Awards.

Jack O'Connell
Getty Images

O'Connell was nominated for his role in '71, about The Troubles in Northern Ireland,

but was beaten to the award by Brendan Gleeson.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, a manager from a Derby food bank tells us more and more people are needing its help.

Packed A&E

Derby Hospitals NHS Trust

tweets: It's very busy in A&E right now please stay away unless it's a medical emergency. See your GP, dial 111 or use a walk-in centre #choosewell

Your photos: Snowy Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Regular contributor Simon Bull has sent us some great pictures taken in north Derbyshire this morning following snow overnight.

Snowy north Derbyshire
Simon Bull

You can

email us yours or
tweet your pictures (snowy or otherwise!)

Sunny winter day

Anna Church

BBC Weather

There are a few wintry showers around but they're fairly isolated.

We've had a lot of winter sunshine throughout the day but it's remaining chilly, with temperatures struggling to get above 5C (41F).

Take a

look at the forecast here.

Festive Facebook

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live


Facebook page is looking quite Christmassy today thanks to this cute cover picture, sent in by Villager Jim.

Christmassy Facebook pic
Facebook/Villager Jim

If you've taken any shots that would look good at the top of our Facebook page, send them to

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The number of people using food banks in Derby has increased, according to the director of one of the centres.

Find out more in my 16:00 bulletin on

BBC Radio Derby.

Key question

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

In response to public demand, I've asked Nigel Mills' people what level of Candy Crush he was up to. Still awaiting a response.

Candy Crush graphics
AP/King Digital Entertainment

Apology from Candy Crush MP

Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills has issued an apology after he was caught playing Candy Crush during a select committee hearing in Parliament.

He said: "I apologise unreservedly for my behaviour at the committee meeting and realise it fell short of what is expected of a Member of Parliament. I guarantee it will not happen again."

Winter of hunger

Three residents at Burton's YMCA have been interviewed for a BBC feature about

young people facing hunger this winter.

YMCA residents

Bosses at the centre say their food bank is currently feeding more than 100 families each month.

M1 traffic jam

BBC Travel warns there are delays of nearly two hours on the M1 northbound between J28 and J30 after a lorry overturned.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

15:00 news bulletin: Police in Derbyshire say 11 men have now been sentenced for drug-related offences in the north of the county.

Have your say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, weather and travel in one place. What do you make of it?

Have your say.

Silver again for Peaty

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Uttoxeter's Adam Peaty (left) has claimed his third silver medal of the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Doha, finishing finished joint-second in the final of the 50m breaststroke.

Adam Peaty

'No Santa' priest defended

BBC Radio Derby

The Catholic church has defended a Buxton priest who told children as young as seven that Santa didn't exist.

Church bosses said Father Dennis Higgins, who was speaking to children at St Anne's Primary School, was pointing out the real meaning of Christmas.

Festive finances fear

More than half of people in south Yorkshire and north Derbyshire surveyed for the BBC

are worried about the cost of Christmas, a snapshot suggests.

Figures indicate that 15% of people were very concerned while 37% were fairly concerned about their spending.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the

news at 14:00.

Hear more about Derby City Council extending its illegal parking enforcement scheme to include bus lanes.

Bus collision

Derby Telegraph

tweets: BREAKING: Pedestrian hurt in collision with a Trent Barton bus in #Derby city centre

Inside Renishaw

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

The owner of Renishaw Hall has decided to start offering tours in December in response to public demand.

Renishaw Hall table
Renishaw Hall

I've been for a sneak preview and you can hear how it went

at 14:15 on BBC Radio Derby.

JCB factory secures multi-million pound engine deal

Derby Telegraph

Staff at a Derbyshire factory which makes engines for JCB machines are celebrating after

landing one of the biggest deals in its history.

JCB Power Systems has secured the deal, worth £4.5 million a year, to supply its engines to Terex GB.

New site for Assembly Rooms?

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Derby City Council says it will announce in March what it plans to do with the Assembly Rooms.

Assembly Rooms as seen from Derby Cathedral

The city council's estimated loss from the fire at Derby's Assembly Rooms is £5.5m. It's believed there are a couple of options being explored - either a rebuild of the venue on the current site, or moving the Assembly Rooms to Duckworth Square, behind the old Debenhams store.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Hundreds of drivers have been fined for illegally stopping their cars on two Derby streets.

You can hear the full story in my bulletin

at 13:00.

Lost Kinder Scout pair rescued

Edale Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of a couple

who got lost while walking on Kinder Scout yesterday afternoon.

After initially giving them directions over the phone, four team members were deployed to find the pair when it got dark and they were walked to safety.

Candy Crush MP: Investigation into filming

BBC Radio Derby

Authorities at the House of Commons are to start an investigation after Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills

was filmed playing Candy Crush Saga during a meeting.

A Commons spokesman said: "This was a breach of the filming rules for House of Commons Committee Rooms, and will be investigated by the Serjeant at Arms."

Buxton praised

BBC Sport

Derby County boss Steve McClaren hailed the leadership qualities of stand-in skipper Jake Buxton following Saturday's

3-0 win over Brighton.

Jake Buxton
Getty Images

Buxton replaced the injured Richard Keogh as the Rams recorded a comfortable win to stay top of the Championship.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council's extending its illegal parking enforcement scheme to include bus lanes from today.

Find out more in my

12:00 bulletin.

Wind warning

The Met Office

has issued a yellow warning for wind in Derbyshire from 21:00 on Thursday, to 18:00 on Friday.

It says the public "should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel and perhaps power supplies".

Barton graveyard running out of space

Burton Mail

A village cemetery which has been the final resting place for hundreds of residents

can accommodate only 50 more people, it has been revealed.

M1 delays

An overturned lorry is causing major delays on the M1 northbound at J30,

warns BBC Travel.

MP was "fully engaged" despite Candy Crush gaming.

Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills has admitted

playing the popular puzzle game Candy Crush on his tablet computer during a parliamentary committee hearing.

Nigel Mills MP, Candy Crush

Pictures were published in

the Sun newspaper of the Conservative MP playing the game on his tablet during a Work and Pensions Committee session on pensions.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council is extending its illegal parking enforcement scheme to include bus lanes from today.

Find out more in my

11:00 news bulletin.