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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 30 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Today's updates have finished. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday.

Tonight's weather

It should stay dry with clear intervals, patchy cloud and the chance of frost and fog. Lows of 1C (34F).

More detail

here.

Market revamp planned

Chesterfield Borough Council is spending £15,000 on a consultation to come up with

a new layout for the town's open-air market.

Chesterfield Market
BBC

It said the study would look into increasing the number of stalls in a prominent position, putting in more power points and increasing aisle space.

Team news

Derby County's Craig Bryson (pictured) will have a late fitness test ahead of

tonight's home game against Leeds after missing the Boxing Day win against Birmingham with a calf injury.

Craig Bryson
Getty Images

Jeff Hendrick, Cyrus Christie and Johnny Russell all came through their first games back at St Andrew's and Jake Buxton is back from suspension.

Hate crime in the snow

An investigation has begun after

a racially offensive word and a Swastika were written in snow on the bonnet of a car in New Mills.

Police said they were treating the incident, which happened on Church Street overnight between 26 and 27 December, as a hate crime after a resident said they were extremely upset at what was written.

Ice alert

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

tweets: Some rural Derbyshire roads still experiencing problems due to ice! Take care if traveling on remote routes!

Basketball star dies

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Tributes have been paid following the death of one of the first Americans to play professional basketball in Derby.

Clarence Wiggins
Alan Mousley

Clarence Wiggins came to the city in 1983 and subsequently took up a teaching post at Noel Baker School, while continuing to play and coach. He died yesterday of a suspected heart attack.

Bin backlog

Erewash Borough Council

has published a list of all the streets its refuse collection teams were able to pick up from today and yesterday due to the wintry conditions.

It said the teams would aim to collect missed bins on Friday instead.

News on the hour

Ian Wood

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Health chiefs in Derbyshire are building up a network of volunteers to help people newly discharged from hospital.

I'll bring you the details in my

17:00 bulletin.

Caven philosophical

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby's Jamie Caven saw the positive side following

his narrow defeat to former world champion Raymond van Barneveld at the PDC World Darts Championship.

Jamie Caven
Getty Images

He said: "I can't be too despondent with my own performance, I've played alright there really - and I needed to, to be in with a shout."

Dog attacked four people

A woman

whose dog bit four people on a path has received a suspended sentence and been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years, Derbyshire Police says.

Feedback

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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

your feedback about this service.

Market rethink

Chesterfield Market

is set for a major revamp after officials were told it suffered from "poor" levels of use.

Chesterfield Market
Chesterfield Borough Council

A report to the borough council said occupancy among the open-air market's 151 stalls sometimes fell below 50%.

News on the hour

Ian Wood

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

16:00 bulletin, tributes are paid following the death of a professional basketball player from America who taught at a school in Derby.

Ambulance service feeling strain

East Midlands Today

East Midlands Ambulance Service says freezing conditions over the past few days and unnecessary callouts are putting it under significant strain.

East Midlands Ambulance Service call centre
BBC

The service says it has had to deal with nearly 5,500 more cases than the same period last year, but only half of those who called actually required hospital treatment.

Derby v Leeds

Derby City Council

tweets: We've gritted the footpaths around the football ground this morning. Take care if you're travelling to the match later #Derby #gritting

'Space' diamond found

BBC Radio Derby

A £12,000 diamond launched into space from Derbyshire this summer as part of a publicity stunt has been found.

The jewel, which was projected 100,000 feet into the air by an online retailer, was discovered in a hedgerow in Brattleby, Lincolnshire, by 75-year-old Allan Bell, who now gets to keep it.

Gritting requests

If you're unhappy a road you use has not been gritted, you can report it to Derbyshire County Council

through its website.

The council says gritting requests will be dealt with in order of where need is greatest.

News on the hour

Ian Wood

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Tributes have been paid following the death of Clarence Wiggins, who was one of the first Americans to play professional basketball in Derby.

I'll bring you the details in my

15:00 bulletin.

Feeling the strain

Ilkeston Advertiser

Heavy snowfall and freezing conditions

have led to thousands more calls than usual for Derbyshire's ambulance service.

Racecourse decision deferred

Uttoxeter Racecourse says tomorrow's racing fixture will be subject to another course inspection at 08:30.

It

tweeted: "Sorry for indecision but we do have a chance of racing."

Send us your pictures

Tweet @bbcderby

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The Tissington Trail is looking suitably wintry at the moment.

Tissington Trail
PA

Send your snowy pictures to

derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us
@BBCDerby

A38 crash

The A38 is closed in both directions between the A610 junction and Watchorn Island following an accident involving a lorry and two vehicles,

says BBC Travel.

News on the hour

Ian Wood

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Officials at Uttoxeter Racecourse are due to inspect the ground this afternoon to see if the New Year's Eve fixture can go ahead.

I'll bring you the latest in my

14:00 bulletin.

Shopping traffic warning

BBC Travel warns there are delays around the Kingsway Retail Park in Derby due to high numbers of shoppers.

'Awful' Christmas after lift breaks

BBC Radio Derby

Betty, 90, was one of several elderly residents left stranded after a lift broke at a sheltered housing block in Ashbourne over Christmas.

She said: "I would have gone to my daughter's. I just sat and watched my telly. What else could I do?

"It was horrible. I hope I never ever experience another Christmas like this."

Shops report bumper Christmas

Burton Mail

Tills at Burton's shopping centres have been ringing as stores

enjoyed a bumper Christmas of sales.

Cup sleepover

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Ryan O'Donnell, 10, slept next to the FA Cup last night after winning a competition.

Ryan O'Donnell
BBC

Security guards were stationed outside his home in Breadsall Hilltop overnight to prevent anyone stealing the famous trophy.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

A £12,000 diamond launched into the sky from a secret location near Matlock last August has been found by a lucky 75-year-old.

Hear more on this and other stories in

our 13:00 bulletin.

Council's new logo

Derbyshire Times

Chesterfield Borough Council

is changing its logo in a £13,600 revamp.

MPs remembered

Ex-Chesterfield MP Tony Benn features in a BBC News round-up of notable former politicians

who died in 2014.

Tony Benn
PA

Appeal after teen hurt

Police are appealing for information after

a teenager received a stab wound during a fight on Normanton Road in Derby.

Det Sgt Gareth Fuller said: "We know that there were a number of people in the street at the time, either on foot or in cars."

Caven knocked out

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby's Jamie Caven suffered an agonising defeat to five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld in the second round of the World Darts Championship yesterday.

Jamie Caven is consoled by Raymond van Barneveld
Getty Images

The world number 19 lost 4-3 to the Dutchman for the second year running at London's Alexandra Palace

Race day under threat

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Tomorrow's racing at Uttoxeter Racecourse will be subject to an inspection at 14:00.

The Staffordshire circuit is currently covered by about half an inch of snow.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

12:00 bulletin, officials at Uttoxeter Racecourse say they will inspect the course this afternoon to see if the New Year's Eve fixture can go ahead.

Afternoon outlook

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

Some cloud will be around on an otherwise bright afternoon. It will stay cold throughout with temperatures struggling to about 3C (37F).

Youth clubs to close

BBC Radio Derby

Staffordshire youth councillor Jack Taylor said the county council's decision to close all youth clubs from tomorrow was unsurprising.

He said: "Across the country, services for young people are being targeted [by councils] as an easy way to save money."

Your photos: Derbyshire snow

Tweet @bbcderby

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

There's still plenty of snow on the ground across Derbyshire. Jonathan Ward sent us this fantastic photo of Bonsall.

Bonsall
Jonathan Ward

Is it snowy where you are?

Email or
tweet us your photos from the past few days.

Teen injured in fight

Police said

a teenager received a stab wound during a fight in Normanton yesterday evening.

A 20-year-old suffered minor injuries and a shop window was broken during the disturbance on Normanton Road at about 18:50.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Officials at Uttoxeter Racecourse will be inspecting the track at 14:00 ahead of the scheduled New Year's Eve fixture.

I'll bring you the details in my

11:00 bulletin.