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  1. Updates on Tuesday 16 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Wet and breezy

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Showers will fade away for a time leaving a dry end to the day. However, the cloud will thicken and the winds will pick up this evening bringing rain later in the evening and overnight.

Rain coming in, according to the forecast

It will be a milder night and it will be frost free with lows of 3C (37F). The forecast for the next few days is


Coming up on TV

Anne Davies

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

One of the biggest schools in the East Midlands has called in police to

investigate several incidents of so-called sexting.

And it seems that a growing number of people from the Gulf states want to trade sunshine and heat for a holiday in wet, and sometimes cold, Britain.

And Derbyshire is an increasingly attractive destination. In fact two TV presenters from Dubai have made a series of promotional videos in the Peak District. Join us on

East Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.

Food drive results

Ilkeston Advertiser

A two-day food drive at Aldi

saw 1,214 items, worth £382.60 donated by shoppers who were handed a list of items as they entered the store and could choose what to buy for the food bank at the Arena Church.

Chesterfield traffic warning

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Drivers in Chesterfield be warned - there is congestion in several locations including on the A632 Hollis Lane/Hady Hill in both directions, the A61 at Whittington Moor roundabout and in both directions on the A619 Rother Way at the Tesco roundabout.

Keep up to speed with

the latest from BBC Travel.

Canal body identified

Belper News

A body found in a Chesterfield canal

has been named as Anthony Maxfield.

Furniture firm job losses

Derbyshire Times

Scores of redundancies have been

announced at a Chesterfield furniture firm.

The 50 job losses at KM Furniture Limited, based at Pottery Lane West, Whittington Moor, were revealed to shocked staff in a letter.

Advice after 'sexting' incidents

Dave Wade

BBC News Online

John Port School's head teacher Chris Sainsbury says students have been told of

the risks of using social media and advised to have privacy settings at the highest level.

girl looking at smartphone

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In January, the draw for the third round of the FA Cup brought Derby County and Chelsea together, while tonight they meet at the iPro Stadium in the quarter finals of the League Cup.

Head coach Steve McClaren says the tie provides a good opportunity for the Rams to measure their progress 11 months on. More on this and other news in

our 17:00 bulletin.

Warning over 'bag dippers'

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Shoppers in Alfreton are being warned to be

on their guard against so-called "bag dippers".

Officers say they will be on patrol in high-visibility uniform and in plain clothes in a bid to deter shoplifters and thieves over the festive period.

Fans urged to wear scarves

via Facebook

Derby County fans are

being urged to take their scarves to the Chelsea match at the iPro Stadium tonight.

The Rams are encouraging supporters to wear black and white scarves to the game, no matter what era they are from in the club's history, and help create a sea of black and white as the players emerge from the tunnel ahead of kick-off.


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News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A parent group campaigning to keep Uttoxeter's middle schools has welcomed a decision to let them stay as they are.

Staffordshire County Council was considering changing the three-tier system to just two bigger schools teaching primary and secondary.

Join us at 16:00 for more on this.

Rams' news before Chelsea

Tom Reynolds

BBC Sport

Excitement is building as Derby prepare

to host Chelsea in the League Cup.

Steve McClaren and Jose Mourinho
Shaun Botterill

Derby defender Ryan Shotton is suspended after his red card in Saturday's defeat against Middlesbrough.

Shotton's absence could see Jake Buxton start at centre back alongside Richard Keogh.

More support for Roma pupils

Children from Roma backgrounds in England's schools

must be better supported to learn and achieve, a report by the watchdog Ofsted says.

Roma boy

Headteachers surveyed in Derby, Manchester and Sheffield reported that accessing funding for Roma pupils, as well as finding staff with the necessary expertise to help them, had proven difficult.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

One in five samples of Halal meat have failed Derby City Council tests.

More on this and other stories in

our 15:00 bulletin.

Martin is Derby's Diego

Craig Ramage

BBC Radio Derby summariser and former Rams midfielder

"They're both goalscorers, they're both physical players who make their teams tick and they link the play. "

Chris Martin

"Last season showed Chelsea needed a striker like that and look where they are now they've got one [Diego Costa]. He's in a good side with good players, but he's the man who gets the goals. "

"It's the same at Derby, with the likes of Craig Bryson, Will Hughes, Johnny Russell and Jamie Ward. The talent is there, but Chris Martin (pictured) is the man who makes it all work."

Arrest over 'sexting' scams

Dave Wade

BBC News Online

A secondary school has sent thousands of letters to parents about investigations into "sexting" scams.

John Port School in Derbyshire said a man has threatened to publicise inappropriate pictures of girls, which he claimed to have obtained.

John Port School, in Etwall, Derbyshire

Derbyshire Police said it has arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the incident.

Pupils' mobile phones containing inappropriate pictures of girls have been handed to police, the school said.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Girls at Derbyshire's biggest secondary school were threatened that inappropriate images of them would be published unless they sent further pictures.

More on this in

our 14:00 bulletin.

FA 'must stop diving'

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport

Steve McClaren says the Football Association should take retrospective action against players who dive.

McClaren's Derby host Chelsea in the Capital One Cup tonight after Blues defender Gary Cahill was

accused of diving during the 2-0 win against Hull on Saturday (pictured).

Gary Cahill in action for Chelsea against Hull
Getty Images

"If people cheat and do wrong, they have to suffer the consequences," said former England manager McClaren.

December 'a challenging month'

December is proving a challenging month,

tweets East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. It says it, like ambulance services across the country, is experiencing significant increase in demand.

Derby police chief to stay

Matlock Mercury

Chief Constable Mick Creedon will continue to lead Derbyshire police for an additional year after the county's Police and Crime Commissioner

extended his contract.

The Championship's Diego Costa

Owen Phillips and Owen Bradley

BBC Sport

Chris Martin is revelling in the responsibility of being

the Championship's Diego Costa.

Derby's Chris Martin (left) and Chelsea's Diego Costa
Getty Images

But both are spearheading their respective team's magnificent start to the season as a lone striker in a tried-and-trusted 4-3-3 system, both are in superb goalscoring form, both are 26 years old and both are yet to convince at international level.

And, having found the net 14 times already this season, Beccles-born Scotland striker Martin is actually outscoring the 13-goal Brazilian-born Spain centre-forward.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: Police are investigating four incidents of so called "sexting" at Derbyshire's biggest secondary school.

Watch: Defence of EU funding

Roger Helmer, UKIP MEP for the East Midlands, said "What we are doing is to try and

liberate a bit of that money and bring it back for the purposes that those who elected us would approve of."

Roger Helmer MEP

A 'mobile cannabis shop'

Derby Telegraph

A judge jailed a drug dealer for eight months, telling him he was

operating "a cannabis shop in the street" and was "carrying around a warehouse of equipment on his back".

Use of EU funds defended

Jake Morris and Nick Hopkins

BBC Newsnight

Some UKIP members believe it is is wrong for an aggressively Eurosceptic party to jump aboard the "EU gravy train".

East Midlands UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has

defended the move and said the party needs to take a more pragmatic approach to funding.

Roger Helmer and Nigel Farage

Mr Helmer, head of the party's delegation in Europe, added this was a way of "liberating money" that would otherwise have gone to pro-European parties.

Police investigate school 'sexting'

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Thousands of parents received a letter this week from John Port School, in Etwall, about investigations into "sexting" - the sending of sexually explicit photos or messages.

A person contacted a number of girls to say he'd obtained inappropriate images of them which he would publicise unless he received further pictures, the letter says. The school says police have made an arrest.

In another incident, a number of mobile phones were handed to police after inappropriate images of some female pupils were being circulated in school.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Our reporter Kelly Smith reports on four incidents of so-called "sexting" at Derbyshire's biggest secondary school at 12:00.

Join us then

for more.

On your bike

Oliver Claxton

Producer, BBC Radio Derby

Students from a Derby school were in London yesterday receiving part of a prize they won in a national competition. The Great British Make Off asked pupils to come up with designs to promote cycling.

Design and Technology teacher Michelle Smith with Year 8 pupil's Shauna, Paige and Erin

Pupils from Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy won in the food category.

Part of their prize was to have their design made - it was a sports drink. This has all been run by the Design and Technology Association.

Open at all hours

Ben Truslove

BBC News

Not only did Carl Holdsworth say people had been visiting from all over Derby, but on one occasion he was woken in the middle of the night by visitors from Cambridge who wanted to see the

Father Christmas spectacle.

"We switched it on for them and they started carol singing at 1:15 in the morning. I don't think the neighbours were too appreciative but it was all in the festive spirit," he said.

The Voice's contribution

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Singer Russell Watson will be telling me all about his special recording for tomorrow's BBC Radio Derby Carol Concert later.

Russell Watson and Andy Potter

And I'll be meeting a University of Derby graduate who's been chosen to design the artwork for the 2015 Buxton Festival Fringe. Tune in to

my show from 13:00.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Police are investigating four incidents of so called "sexting" at Derbyshire's biggest secondary school.

More on this and other stories in

our 11:00 bulletin.

FA's 'unprofessional answer'

BBC Radio Sheffield

Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner had previously claimed there was a verbal agreement with Wolves

to play Georg Margreitter in the tie, but that had not been confirmed in written permission.

He said: "We had full support from Wolves and from MK Dons but the FA did not see it that way. We did not try and deceive anyone.

"We felt we provided a professional case and I don't think we got a professional answer."

Distraction thefts appeal

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

These are three men

police want to speak to about distraction thefts, including the targeting of an 82-year-old woman to steal her bank card.

The three men police want to speak to
Derbyshire Constabulary

The woman had her card stolen as she withdrew money at a cash machine in Park Farm Shopping Centre, Allestree, just before 15:15 on 12 December.

Police are linking that with another failed attempt to steal money from a 48-year-old woman at a cash machine at the Sainsbury's Local store in Kedleston Road, Derby, five minutes later on the same day.

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Santa in his lounge

Ben Truslove

BBC News

Festive revellers have travelled for miles to see Father Christmas and his wife apparently living in a Derby home.

Electrician Carl Holdsworth has set up

holographic video footage of Mr and Mrs Claus behind the windows of his Chaddesden house.

Carl Holdsworth's house in Derby

It suggests Father Christmas is in his front room preparing for the festive season.