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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 9 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Local Live has finished for the day. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Wednesday.

Wild weather on the way

Sara Blizzard

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

While tomorrow will mostly be dry, bright and breezy with only a low chance of a shower, the weather is

expected to significantly worsen later in the week.

Screengrab of Sara Blizzard doing the weather forecast
BBC

On Thursday night, a yellow weather warning has been issued with winds increasing to gale force strengths. There will also be some heavy rain pushing in too.

Your views on education

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Time's running out to have your say on our plans for adult community education. You've got until Sunday to take part
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Council cuts

BBC Radio Derby

Fewer roads could be gritted across Staffordshire, bus services could be cut and the mobile library service could be scrapped.

The county council's just outlined £17m of cuts for the next year.

Council insurance claim

Derby City Council is trying to claim £5.5m from insurers to cover its losses from a fire that damaged a multi-storey car park and entertainment venue.

Fire at Assembly Rooms car park
Simon Chiou

The Assembly Rooms, in Derby, has been closed since the fire at its car park on 14 March.

The estimated money lost includes the cost of repairing the damage and loss of revenue.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

17:00 news bulletin: Fewer roads could be gritted across Staffordshire, bus services could be cut and the mobile library service could be scrapped.

Wet and windy night

Sara Blizzard

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

The cloud is thickening, the winds are increasing now and there will be

some rain pushing in by the evening.

Screen grab of Sara Blizzard doing weather forecast
BBC

However, the rain will clear away through the early hours, leaving a dry and clear end to the night. A low of 1C (34F).

FA Cup draw ticket details

via Facebook

Derby County posts: The match date and ticket information has been confirmed for Derby County's FA Cup Third Round tie against Southport.
Read more on the Rams' website.

Man admits leisure centre fire

An 18-year-old man has been given a suspended prison sentence after starting a fire which closed a leisure centre swimming pool.

Ashbourne leisure centre fire
BBC

Konrad Stoch, of Highfield Road, Ashbourne, set fire to a bin outside Ashbourne Leisure Centre on 26 July.

The blaze damaged a filtration system for the pool, costing the local authority about £300,000 in repairs. Stoch pleaded guilty at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday.

Derby business bracing for 'bomb'

Derby Telegraph

A Derbyshire business is bracing itself for the

"worst weather in 10 years".

Nursery manager Mark Smith says the gale force gusts of wind expected this week could cost the firm hundreds of thousands of pounds.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

16:00 news bulletin: Fewer roads could be gritted across Staffordshire, bus services could be cut and the mobile library service could be scrapped.

Wirksworth market

Derbyshire Dales District Council

tweets: Xmas trees, holly wreaths, plants, fruit & veg, fish, antiques & carpets are among stalls at our #Wirksworth market #loveyourlocalmarket

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

15:00 news bulletin: A teenager who set fire to a Derbyshire leisure centre's been given a suspended prison sentence.

Judge quits after racism claim

Matlock Mercury

A judge from Dronfield has quit after being

accused of making a racist comment during a case in Preston.

Bryson 'proving' his worth

BBC Sport

Derby County's Craig Bryson hopes he has shown boss Steve McClaren that he deserves a regular starting role.

Craig Bryson
Getty Images

Bryson was a key man as Derby reached the Championship play-off final last season, scoring 16 goals in 50 games.

But he has not been a guaranteed first choice of late, and Saturday's 3-0 win over Brighton was only his fourth start in the last seven league games.

"When you go on the pitch you have to prove yourself, and that's what I've done," Bryson told BBC Radio Derby.

Car park boost for airport

BBC Radio Derby

East Midlands Airport is in line to have its parking space increased due to a rise in passenger numbers.

Owner Manchester Airports Group said it had seen increased profits and a 3% rise in passenger numbers to 3.1 million in the six months leading to September.

Drug addict to footballer

BBC Radio Derby

A 25-year-old recovering drug addict from Derby has gone from never kicking a ball to captaining the

England Ladies' Football Team at the Homeless World Cup in Chile in just over a year.

Lizzie Hunt
Homeless fa

The worldwide event is aimed at tackling the stigma around homelessness.

Lizzie Hunt enrolled on a scheme in conjunction with Derby County Football Club and says the experience has been amazing.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

14:00 news bulletin: A senior Labour MP is calling for new rules on the use of what he calls "electronic gizmos" in Parliament.

It comes after Conservative MP for Amber Valley Nigel Mills had to apologise after he was photographed playing an internet game on his tablet.

Cab sign ban 'nonsense'

More on the cab firm banned from promoting its win of the Derby Telegraph's Best Taxi Operator in Derbyshire award.

Albatross's operations manager Faz Mansha said the council's decision was "nonsense" as the local hackney cabs were yellow with wheelchair access and not saloon cars.

Albatross staff were shocked, he added, but nonetheless revised wording to the signs had been submitted for approval.

Firm banned from award promotion

Private car hire firm Albatross Cars has been refused the right to use new signs promoting its win of the Derby Telegraph's Best Taxi Operator in Derbyshire award.

The city council said the use of the word "taxi" would suggest Albatross used hackney carriages and not saloon cars.

Sunrise in Spondon

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Thanks to

Steve Allen at Spondon Online who tweeted this beautiful photo of the sunrise this morning. Despite a cold start quite a few of you took photos of the bright sky.

Sunrise in Spondon
Steve allen

If you'd like to submit your photos,

email or
tweet @BBCDerby.

'Slips, trips and falls'

East Midlands Ambulance trust

tweets: We are receiving lots of calls for slips, trips and falls due to the frost. Please take extra care. #999wise

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: A teenager who set fire to a Derbyshire leisure centre's been given a suspended prison sentence.

Strong gusts forecast

Gusts of up to 50mph are forecast in Derbyshire this afternoon. It will feel cold with the wind, despite temperatures reaching seasonal values later, says

BBC Weather.

Gritting routes

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

As the cold weather closes in and roads become icy, here's a link which you may find useful to save over the winter months.

Derbyshire Council Council has a full map of gritting routes, roads that have been gritted and closures
on its website.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

12:00 news bulletin: A firm named the best taxi company in Derby has been told it can't advertise the award on its cars - because its vehicles are not technically taxis.

Teen, 17, opens e-cigarette shop

Ilkeston Advertiser

A teenage entrepreneur from Ilkeston has

opened his own shop - selling e-cigarettes.

FA Cup: Derby host Southport

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County will host non-league Southport in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Merseysiders will visit the iPro Stadium in the first weekend of the new year.

The clubs last met in 1957 and with Derby top of the Championship and Southport just outside the Conference relegation zone, there are currently 90 places between the two teams.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

11:00 news bulletin: Motorists say parking restrictions at Derby railway station are forcing people to drop off passengers on yellow lines.

'She's only human'

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

As the former South Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie prepares to fly home from Australia later this week, her husband says he thinks people's opinion of her will have changed in the past fortnight.

Edwina Currie
ITV

She came fourth on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

John Jones tells BBC Radio Derby people have seen that she is only human.

East Midlands Today extended

The BBC's late evening TV news bulletins across English regions are to be extended in the run-up to the general election in May next year.

BBC East Midlands Today studio: Anne Davies and Dominic Heale
BBC

East Midlands Today, broadcast on BBC One after the News at Ten on Mondays to Thursdays, will become longer from January.

The slot at 22:25 - currently lasting at least seven-and-a-half minutes - will be extended to 15 minutes.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 10:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: Motorists say parking restrictions at Derby train station are forcing people to drop off passengers on yellow lines.

Derby City Council says the restrictions are in place to keep journey times and delays to a minimum. Hear more on our top story now.

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