Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Updates on Monday 15 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Good evening

Local Live updates have finished for the day. We will be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Tonight's forecast

Sara Blizzard

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

In general it will stay dry with clear spells. Temperatures will fall under clear skies and a slight frost will develop, especially in rural areas.

Sara Blizzard

There will also be a chance of some patchy mist or fog with a low of -1C (30F).

Coming up on TV

Dominic Heale



East Midlands Today at 18:30: The patients on the organ transplant waiting list who know exactly what they want for Christmas.

We'll have a report on why some pharmacies in rural areas are facing an uncertain new year.

And see the 'ho ho ho' hologram of Santa that's turning heads in Chaddesden.

Funding settlement announcement

Derbyshire police and crime commissioner

tweets: Challenges faced by
@AlanFCharles &
@DerbysPolice due to funding cuts being discussed. Settlement announced this Weds.

Creche could be saved

A crèche at Ashbourne Leisure Centre which was almost axed as the

centre undergoes a re-fit following a fire earlier this year could be saved.

Derbyshire District Council says it's decided to reconsider closing it after being presented with a petition of more than 150 signatures.

New Rolls-Royce contract

Derby Telegraph

Billions of pounds worth of new work is heading the way of Rolls-Royce following an airline's decision to firm up an order for new aircraft which use engines made by the company.

Read more.

'Transplant saved my life'

Rob Sissons

Correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Today I've been to meet one woman who owes her life to a liver transplant and is backing the latest campaign to encourage

more people to sign up to the national register.

Angela Eddie

Two years ago Angela Eddie was bed bound and feared she would die. She's now a picture of health and says she's very grateful and thankful to the donor and their family.

See more on East Midlands Today at 18:30 on BBC One.

Cup match to be replayed

BBC Sport

The FA Cup second-round tie between MK Dons and Chesterfield

is to be replayed after the Spireites fielded an ineligible player in the original game.

Erewash bin collections

Erewash Borough Council

tweets: For our Christmas and New Year refuse collection dates, click here:

Traffic disruption

The A623 Calver Road in Baslow is partially blocked between the Over Lane and Derwent Drive junctions because of an accident. Police are directing traffic, says

BBC Travel.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A scheme offering financial support to community groups is set to be re-launched by South Derbyshire District Council.

More stories in

the 17:00 bulletin.


Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like

your feedback about this service.

'10% didn't need A&E'

Derby Hospitals NHS Trust

tweets: 10% of people in A&E at Royal Derby over weekend could have been seen by GP. Find out where to go for medical help…

Affordable housing argument

Angelina Socci

BBC East Midlands Today

The leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council has criticised

government planning policy reforms that will reduce the number of affordable homes being built.

Land in Derbyshire

More than 1,000 properties have been provided over the past 10 years in the area. But the government has announced a new affordable housing threshold for developers.

Derbyshire Dales is the second most expensive place to live in the East Midlands.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Concerns have been raised in the Derbyshire Dales about the Government's scrapping of affordable housing obligations for some developers.

More on this and other stories in

our 16:00 bulletin.

New Bolsover housing

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

About 70 new council homes over the next four years are to be built across Bolsover,

the council announces.

Food waste

Derby City Council

tweets: Let's create as little food waste as possible this Christmas. Get eating from your freezer now to make space!

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Coming up in the news bulletin on

BBC Radio Derby shortly: Derby is a "pioneer in methods to tackle modern day slavery" claims the minister for modern slavery and organised crime, who is in the city today.

Transplant waiting list

East Midlands Today

More than 30 patients in the East Midlands have died while on the transplant waiting list this year.

Large donor card

NHS Blood and Transplant says more than 460 people are waiting for a new organ in this region alone.

The NHS is starting its Christmas List Campaign today to encourage everyone to join the

Organ Donor Register.

Roads will be gritted

via Facebook

Derbyshire County Council posts: "It's forecast to freeze in much of Derbyshire tonight. We're gritting vast majority of our primary routes from 6pm."
Read more.

White Christmas?

BBC Weather

tweets: Bing Crosby dreamt of it, but what counts as a white #Christmas & how likely is it to #snow?

BBC Weather's Sarah Keith-Lucas

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the news bulletin at 14:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: Police are appealing for witnesses after a
suspected hit-and-run on the A38.

The spirit of Christmas

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

A man in Derby has got into the Christmas spirit by doing something a little bit different.

A video of Mrs Clause waving from a window in Derby

He's set-up a projector in his front room so it looks like Father Christmas is peering through the window and Mrs Clause (pictured) is upstairs waving out of the window.

BBC Radio Derby reporter Matt Barlow went to speak to Carl and

took this video. There's lots of reaction on Facebook. Denise Etches posts: "I went last night it's fantastic especially for children."

FA Youth Cup

Chesterfield youth team face Aston Villa in the FA Youth Cup at the Proact tonight - kick off is at 19:00.

Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.

Read more on @ChesterfieldFC.

Pickles as Santa?

John Hess

Political editor, East Midlands

Can you imagine Communities Secretary Eric Pickles as Father Christmas?

Eric Pickles (left) and Father Christmas

On Wednesday, many local councils and police forces will be watching his Commons statement on future funding and hoping for some seasonal cheer.

Read the full blog post.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

The minister for modern slavery and organised crime, Karen Bradley, is in Derbyshire today, which she describes as an area pioneering methods to tackle the issue.

More in

our 13:00 bulletin.

East Midlands Today

Geeta Pendse


On BBC One at 13:30, we'll have more on an appeal for more donors to join the organ register as 460 people wait for a transplant in the East Midlands.

Police meeting: What they're talking about

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police is holding its

strategic governance board meeting later,

Among the issues to be discussed include budgets, the reduction of the number of police officers and its use of the forces' helicopter.

See the full agenda.

The meeting is due to start at 14:00 and the

police and crime commissioner says people can tweet questions ahead of the meeting using the
hashtag #askSGB.

Cyclist hurt in suspected hit-and-run

A cyclist has been seriously injured in a suspected hit-and-run crash on the A38.

The 21-year-old woman is in hospital with serious leg and upper body injuries after being knocked off her bike on Sunday morning on the A38 southbound, between the junctions for Alrewas and Fradley.

Staffordshire Police, which says the vehicle did not stop at the scene, is asking anyone who saw the collision at about 08:50 to get in touch.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 12:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: Police are appealing for witnesses after a hit-and-run on the A38.

A 21-year-old female cyclist received serious leg injuries in a collision with a car which failed to stop.

Santa's at the window

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

There's lots of weird and wonderful Christmas lights springing up across the country as it's 10 days until Christmas.

House in Chaddesden, Derby with Santa at the window

One man in Chaddesden has used a projector and a DVD to show an image of Santa getting ready for Christmas in his lounge.

Electrician Carl Holdsworth says people gather round his house on Lime Grove to watch it.

See the footage on the BBC Radio Derby Facebook page.

Q&A with council leader

via Facebook

Derby City Council posts: "Date for your diary! Meet the leader at his surgery on Thursday and share your concerns and views. More info:"

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 11:00 on

BBC Radio Derby: We'll hear from Karen Bradley, the minister for modern slavery and organised crime, who says she wants to make everyone aware of the scale of the problem in Britain.

Peaty criticises pool closure plan

Swimming champion Adam Peaty says the closure of a pool in Derby would be a "waste".

He was asked his thoughts on the

proposed closure of Moorways swimming pool, which was announced earlier this month as
part of the city council's bid to save £79m over three years.

He says: "I don't know why they're closing it. Obviously the more pools open the better. It's about the legacy off the back of 2012. They seem to be shutting more pools than what they're opening, so it's just trying to get that balance right."

New pool planned for 2017

Derby City Council says it plans to open a new swimming pool in 2017 to replace the Moorways facility.

The council says closing the pool would save about £350,000 a year.

Martin Rawson, deputy leader of the Labour-led authority, says: "I appreciate there would be a period of time when Moorways will be closed. However, there is [Queen's Leisure Centre] and private sector pools around the city."

'Show the world what I can do'

Adam Peaty says being at the

BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Glasgow last night wasn't a disappointment, despite not stepping away with anything.

Adam Peaty swimming
Getty Images

The 19-year-old breaststroke swimmer says: "It was incredible. Definitely something that will stick with me for the rest of my life, but hopefully I can come back in a few years with a better chance of winning it.

"I'm still young and inexperienced so hopefully I'll get out there and show the world what I can do."

Burton up to second

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion are up to second in League Two after their
4-0 win over struggling Hartlepool on Saturday.

League Two table

Forward Alex MacDonald scored twice and says he hopes his goals have sent a message to manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, ahead of Friday's trip to Southend.