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  1. Updates for Friday 12 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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BBC Local Live will be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire.

Yellow warning for ice

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

With clear skies overhead there's a chance that you could see a meteor shower tonight.

It will stay mainly dry, though an occasional shower that could turn wintry can't be ruled out. Clear skies will allow for temperatures to fall away as low as -3C (27F) in rural spots.

There is a yellow warning in place for ice valid throughout the night, expiring at 11:00 tomorrow. More information about the following days is


Coming up on TV

Anne Davies

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

East Midlands Airport says a number of its flights were eventually affected by today's failure in the national air traffic control system.

And a Derby magistrate who posted a picture of himself holding an AK-47 rifle on Twitter has been dismissed as a JP.

More on these stories on

East Midlands Today. Tune into BBC One at 18:30.

Help for food banks

Ilkeston Advertiser

People are being urged to

put a food donation on their Christmas shopping list.

Derbyshire County Council has just approved a further £70,000 to support Derbyshire's 22 food banks, including Ilkeston, as more people are relying on them.

Watch: Poppy collection theft

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

These are the two people

police want to speak to about the theft of a Poppy Appeal collection tin.

The man and woman ordered food at the Subway fast food branch in The Spot, Derby.

The two people police want to speak

CCTV footage shows the member of staff turn her back, when the man took the red tin and concealed it under his jacket. They paid for their food but left with the tin on 7 November.

Heanor vandals slashed tyres

Derbyshire Times


keyed the side of a car and slashed the tyres before throwing bricks through the window of a house.

Airport update

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Airport says a number of departures and arrivals have now been delayed as a knock-on effect of the previous Air Traffic Control computer issues. Passengers are advised to turn up as usual.

East Midlands 'unaffected' currently

Danny Savage

North of England Correspondent, BBC News

East Midlands Airport says it is not affected by

the disruption to London airspace. No diverted flights at present.

'Enormous' new internet threats

Jeremy Ball

Correspondent, BBC East Midlands

The East Midlands' longest-serving chief constable told me that policing needs to change fundamentally, because of "enormous" new threats on the internet.

Mick Creedon

Mick Creedon was speaking in a candid and wide-ranging interview about the challenges faced by his Derbyshire force.

Grooming, human trafficking and drug dealing over the "dark web" - these are all some of the challenges faced by officers online.

Bookies robbery suspect arrested

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after cash was stolen from a bookmaker in Derby,

according to police.

Two men walked into the Ladbrokes shop in Monk Street, in the city, at about 19:40 on Wednesday.

The Ladbrokes

They demanded cash from staff and made off with a large amount of money. No weapons were seen and no-one in the store was injured.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

A nine-year-old Derby boy who saved his family from a fire at their home this week has been commended by Derbyshire fire service.

More on this and other stories in

our 17:00 bulletin.


Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

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your feedback about this service.

'Crucial step' for Derby

Marketing Derby has

tweeted to say Derby's
new Enterprize Zone is a "crucial step" for the city.

Skipper in the running

Paul Grunill

BBC Sport

Chesterfield skipper Ian Evatt is in contention to start

against Bradford after being left on the bench against MK Dons last weekend following a head injury.

'Football remembers'

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Prince William

unveiled a monument earlier at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914 where British, French and German troops met in no man's land to swap gifts and play football.

The monument

The sculpture was designed by 10-year-old Spencer Turner, from Newcastle, and depicts a handshake in bronze inside the steel outline of a football.

It has the caption "Christmas Truce 1914 Football Remembers". Prince William said it was a fitting and lasting tribute.

Burton's Edwards' suspension ends

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport

Burton Albion have right-back Phil Edwards available after suspension for

the game against Hartlepool and winger Jimmy Phillips is back in full training and may feature after eight months out with a knee injury.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

The Peak National Park Authority has appointed a senior official from the Environment Agency as its new chief executive.

More on this and other stories in

the news at 16:00.

Jobs at 'flagship' regeneration site

Matlock Mercury

A new family pub and restaurant has opened on Derbyshire's flagship regeneration site -

creating 47 jobs in time for Christmas.

Rams team news

BBC Sport

Derby captain Richard Keogh will return to

the side against Middlesbrough after recovering from a hamstring strain.

Richard Keogh
Getty Images

Will Hughes, Jordon Ibe and Jamie Ward will all be pushing for recalls to the team.

Flooded road 'just passable'

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

It's just passable on Swarkestone Road between the Weston-On-Trent junction and the Swarkestone junction because of flooding,

warns BBC Travel.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

At 15:00 we hear a Labour councillor tell us that the decision to dismiss a former city councillor from his role as a magistrate, after he posted a photo of himself with a AK-47 on Twitter, sends a message to all public figures.

Listen live


Ex-councillor removed as magistrate

Neil Heath

BBC News

Former Derby city councillor Ajit Atwal, who posted a picture of himself on Twitter holding an AK-47 rifle during a holiday. has been been removed from his role as a magistrate.

In April Mr Atwal apologised but was still suspended as a magistrate, although he refused to resign from that role.

The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office said his behaviour "amounted to serious misconduct". Here is

the full story.

Warning on officer safety

Burton Mail

Police officers in Burton have been given

extra guidance in the wake of attack threats made to officers in the West Midlands.

'Message of hope'

Tim Stokes

BBC Local Live

The Duke of Cambridge says the 1914 Christmas Truce "remains wholly relevant today as a message of hope and humanity even in the bleakest of times".

Duke of Cambridge unveiling Christmas Truce memorial

Unveiling a new memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, Prince William says "it is vital that 100 years on we keep the Christmas Truce story alive."

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

Prince William has unveiled a monument at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914.

More on this and other stories

with us from 14:00.

Gun 'was not loaded'

Derby Telegraph

Ajit Atwal has

apologised for any offence the AK47 picture, which was removed from Twitter, might have caused, but has insisted he was the victim of a smear campaign in the run-up to the elections.

He said the picture had been taken in September last year in India and that the gun was not loaded.

'Politically-motivated story'

More on Ajit Atwal, dismissed as a magistrate after posing with a gun in a photo.

Mr Atwal lost his other role - as a Derby city councillor - in May's election. He previously claimed the timing of the story's appearance, when he was due for re-election, was

"politically motivated".

Police's Three Peaks Challenge

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Sgt Nick Reason, Sgt Darren Pope, Sgt Matt Winterbottom, PC Dave Pheasey and PC Keith Proudfoot, from Derbyshire Police,

raised more than £2,000 for charity after taking on the Three Peaks Challenge.

Enterprise staff donate £1000 to the Three Peaks Challenge police team
Derbyshire Constabulary

The challenge involved climbing the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - within 24 hours to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

And the team raised more than £2,000 with their efforts on 26 July.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: A former Derby city councillor has been dismissed from his role as a magistrate after he posted photos of himself holding an automatic weapon while on holiday.

Medals of war hero

Burton Mail

Medals won by a South Derbyshire war hero have

fetched a staggering £110,000 at auction.

Missing Chesterfield man

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a Chesterfield man missing since 1 December.

Carl Mason was seen by a relative at his home in Endowood Road, Chesterfield, on the evening of 1 December, but has not been seen since.

Carl Mason
Derbyshire Constabulary

Police are

appealing for information about the 48-year-old, who is believed to have left home in a silver Ford Fiesta, the registration plate of which starts with YP56.

Crashed car drug discovery

Buxton Advertiser

A man involved in a car crash when a BMW ended up on its roof in the front garden of a Buxton house was

found to be in possession of drugs, a court heard.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Our top local story: A former Derby city councillor who posted photos of himself holding an automatic weapon while on holiday has been dismissed as a magistrate.

Listen live for more on this at 12:00.

Royalist Olive May's funeral

Derby Telegraph

Colour, laughter and dancing were the themes for the funeral of

one of Derby's most colourful characters.

Outgoing vice chancellor's playlist

Aleena Naylor

BBC Radio Derby presenter

It was announced earlier this year that the University of Derby's vice chancellor, Prof John Coyne, would be retiring in July 2015.

He's spent 10 years working there, during which time it has moved into the Guardian's top 50 universities league table and doubled in size.

So, before he goes, I thought we'd get John in to talk us through his first, last and everything music choices. He'll be joining me for today's afternoon show, when I'm

stepping in for Andy Potter.

AK47 councillor no longer magistrate

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

A former Derby city councillor has been dismissed from his role as a magistrate after he posted photos of himself holding an automatic weapon while on holiday.

Photos of Ajit Atwal, who represented the Lib Dems on Derby City Council, were published in the Sun earlier this year, under the headline "AK47 councillor". He apologised for any offence caused by the photos, but refused to resign as a magistrate.

Ajit Atwal
Ajit Atwal

But a judicial conduct panel has now decided the photos brought the magistracy into disrepute, a decision confirmed by the lord chancellor and lord chief justice - two of the most senior legal figures in the country.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

At 11:00 our political reporter Chris Doidge will tell us more about a former Derby city councillor and why he has been dismissed from his role as a magistrate.

Listen live


Photography club captures prize

Clare Cully


Derby City Photographic Club has won third place in an international photography competition.

Sunlight on Reeds, Skye
Frank Reeder

Twenty images were submitted by the club to compete against other groups from countries around the world including India, Turkey and Argentina.